Tag: rant

Shit manners

This is about the title in most possible interpretations. For the years now I’ve been working in Japan, I noticed certain (really annoying) things about shit. This wasn’t much of a problem during university when most I’ve seen my Japanese fellows was when we were getting drunk together, but actually working at a company means I have to endure actual people around me most of the day. And their various smells.

I’ve got a sensitive nose, apparently. I can smell what the family in the next house are having for dinner with my window closed. There is one smell that I could never really pick up, and that is alcohol. Sadly, shit is not one such.


マック?マクド?正しくは毒

マクドナルドの大阪対東京(マクドvsマック)広告みたら、いつもよりはましにみえて食ってみた。後悔した。

もの自体はまぁ悪くない。対決というなら明らかに大阪の勝ちだけど。東京のロースバーガーけっこう期待してたけど、小さかったし、パンもモロかったし、味も薄かった。それに比べてカツはちゃんと味も量もあった。


バスパス

4月から電車で通勤することになった。駅まではちょこっと遠く、いいペースで歩いても10分以上かかるので、特に雨の日はバスに乗りたい。

乗りたいが乗れない。ちゃんと定期も買ったのに、あてにならないから使えない。10分遅れてくるか、3分早くくるかとかが日常茶飯事、さすがに朝の通勤の時はバス停で場合によっては20分待つほど余裕じゃない。

ダイヤは何のためにあるだろうか。別に当てにならないもののつもりで作ってるのかな。土曜の夕方、駅に歩きながら見かけたバスは10分以上遅れてた。これでおもしろいのは、そのバスは大泉学園駅発で上石神井駅に着いた時点で10数分遅れ。ちょっと頑張れば10分でチャリでもその距離は走れるが。

バスは約に立たない。残念だった。


I hate my body

I mean it. I don’t mean it in the emo teen way of being unsatisfied with my body. It’s vexing that my body doesn’t work the way I want it to. And even if it’s got a relatively high uptime, just as with an ISP, if it goes down even just once a week, then that ISP is shit – and my uptime’s not that good.


Emba(rra)ssies

This half a year is pretty busy for me. My passport is expiring, my Japanese driving licence is expiring, my trip home this December will be the last before my Hungarian driving licence expires next year, and my visa will have to be renewed as the new year starts as well. So much paperwork alone gives me more headaches than I’d like, but the bureaucratic procedures are often the least of the problem.

To add to the mix, I’m scheduled to visit Korea in a month on a business trip. Thing is, Hungarians need at least 6 months of validity remaining on our passports to enter the country without a visa. My current passport clearly doesn’t have that much left. Here starts my little story.


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.


Policemen

I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest despise and utmost scorn towards the two beloved guardians of the law who thought I had nothing better to do at 2.30am riding my bike home from work exhausted mentally and physically, than to have a good 20 minutes of “chat” with them. From my heart I wish them a bull’s bulging boner between their buttocks and beyond.


J:COM ダメ ゼッタイ

去年上京したとき、社宅の部屋はJ:COMってプロバイダーのネット簡単につなげますよっていわれて、ちょっと調べたらauの契約となんか連携もあってほぼ無料で使えることを知った。とてもおいしいだろ?


./configure

There’s one time when using linux takes its toll: when I’m installing Aegisub. Today I wanted to use said application, but apparently some upgrade in the past few years since I wasn’t using it broke it, and I had to rebuild. Well…


最悪

さすが月曜日というべきか。実際さほどでもなかったけど、最終的に残る後味はあまりよろしくない。

ひとまず、朝からやばかった。寝るのも遅かったから起きるの大変だろうとは予想してたけど、問題はそこじゃなかった。スマホのアラーム鳴ったらちゃんと起きたけど、消せなかった。もともと数学問題解くことでしか消せない形にしてるけど、なぜかすんげ固まってて、問題解くところか、何の反応もなかった。そんで起きて30秒でイライラして、電池取り外して無理やり消した。そして二度寝した。そして寝坊した。仕事には間に合ったけど、朝走にいく時間なかった。