Happy White Day! Not that I have anybody to give gifts back to…

Well, it looks like some of my videos are being punctured on my new hard drive. Punctured, as in, the files are still there, but they’re reporting zero-length. This basically means, these files may as well be deleted. Why? Why do I have such crappy luck? It all seems to be cropping up this year too. I lost a good deal of my idol and J-Pop videos, JDrama, and anime. Well, the anime is not really all that important, since it’s easier to get them nowadays, thanks to BT and Streamload. However, the JDrama will prove to be somewhat difficult, no thanks to inconsistent seeders. J-Pop videos will take some time as well, since most of them would have to be requested, and not a lot of people will respond to those requests (because the internet is filled with jerks). Don’t even get me started on the idol videos, because I’m better off spending the money buying the DVDs, since there’s no place to download them anymore, ever since the Public Morning Musume Tracker went down.

Hey, as if data loss wasn’t enough to make me consider going postal, I’m suffering from loneliness too! Isn’t that just a great big kick in the groin? Today is White Day in Japan, the day where all the guys give back gifts to the girls who gave them chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Yes, the Japanese have a somewhat different way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Girls give the guys chocolates, mostly to the one they love or want to confess their love to. If these guys reciprocate these feelings, they give back gifts on this day, White Day. I say gifts because even though, traditionally, white chocolate has been the usual return gift, candy or other assorted gifts have been given. Also, there’s the obligatory chocolate that is exchanged during these two days, mostly between colleagues at work. Well, nothing like a bit of love for Japan to numb the loneliness I have in my heart.

But, things aren’t as bad as they seem. I just wish I could move to Japan more sooner. I’m not getting any younger, and I would like to find a nice Japanese girl to settle down with sometime. If I don’t, I may find myself like those grumpy, old men in JDramas.

I played a lot of WoW with Esmond this weekend. Eugene hung out with a bunch of girls this weekend. I need to get a life. I’m thinking about going to the gym and maybe taking up some sports like badminton, racquetball, or tennis. I used to love playing badminton. I should think about asking my cousin, since he plays regularly. I don’t think I’m good enough to attend a tournament, but I would love to start playing again.

Hey, maybe I should just give up on all this crazy downloading and focus on sports and stuff. I am so out of shape, it isn’t even funny. I couldn’t even carry a laser printer up and down the stairs without getting all winded. Of course, I’ll still do some downloading from time to time, but not as crazy as I’m doing now. I should also focus on studying my Japanese faster so that I can just buy the raw R2 DVDs and I can watch without needing subs. I need to find a better balance in life.

Current Music: SweetS – countdown

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