Szerencsére az utóbbi években annyira nem kínoz az allergia, mint régen. Február-március környékén vadul tüsszögök, de különben az év nagy részében hajlandóak normálisan működni a nyálkahártyáim. Egy kivétel viszont van, amitől mindig betaknyosodok: a por.


America, please don’t elect Trump

The news broke that Kasich is pulling out of the race, leaving everyone’s favorite tiny-handed candidate Trump as the only contestant of the retard republican nomination. Please don’t elect him.

I’ve got some funds saved and I was planning to invest them over the 5 year span of the NISA (tax-free small-scale investment) program. It allows for a maximum of 6 million yen investment over five years, 1.2 million max each year, and I intend to use this chance as much as my job (my pay) allows.

I’m not that concerned about Brexit. Even if it happens, it’s gonna be a momentary shock, and the global economy will recover at most in a year or so. But if Trump is elected – and remember, this is a “businessman” who managed to go bankrupt with a fucking casino – then the world economy will face four years of consistent, destructive incompetence over four years non-stop. Four years that happen to coincide with NISA.

So please, for the sake of my selfish monetary interests, please don’t elect Trump.

Cross the line

I’m a tolerant person when it comes to Japanese people interacting with foreigners (such as myself). I patiently answer their questions about where I’m from and why I’ve come to Japan (for the 9001st time even), I don’t complain about hello-harassment and I smile at the people who stare at me. I humbly reply to people complimenting my Japanese and help out people struggling to talk to me in English (despite them not knowing any).

Just the other day I had a hearty laugh with a co-worker when we were on our way to a meeting, and while I was waiting for him taking a piss at a park’s public toilet, some little girls happened to start practicing English just next to me (but never talking to me). My co-worker could hear them through the restroom doors and I think that was his first time witnessing what it’s like to be a foreigner outside of a “safe” environment (such as at work).

However, last week I got a text message that crossed the line.


Inviting people to your wedding

Due to the ever-growing number of the years behind me in life, I’ve had the experience (pleasant or unpleasant aside) of seeing many people of my generation marry. With the social networks letting us peek into lives of people on the other side of the world this should come as no surprise.

What did surprise me though is what my idea is of a certain matter and what actually happens. It’s like having a culture shock with humanity in general.


Stamina limit in games

I’ve always wondered why would games use the stamina limit at all. No, not really. The reason is obvious: let users play some, then make them pay if they want to play more. That makes perfect sense – it’s just that in a world where there are so many ways to waste your time for free, having to pay for it seems like a bit of a stretch to me. If I look at games I got hooked on to and then stopped playing for good, most of them had the stamina limit.