Sunday, April 29, 2018

Another near miss...

I went out on a date last night. It wasn't really planned. He was one of the guys I chatted with months ago but we never got the chance to meet up.

Anyway, last night our schedules matched and we agreed to have dinner.

It was good. I actually enjoyed. We went to an izakaya around Okachimachi.

I say it was good because the conversation flowed naturally. There were no awkward moments. Plus, I thought it was a good sign because we sort of had a number of things in common: he liked the outdoors; he's interested in similar movies; he likes walking.

As we were about to end dinner, I asked him if he wanted to walk around Ueno Park. He agreed so I thought it was a good sign.

I thought it was also a good sign because he agreed to go walking even though he lived in a neighboring prefecture and even though he had to wake up early today due to work.

Anyway, this morning, I messaged him and invited him to do dinner but he said he wanted to go home immediately after work.

That's my sign I guess.

Another near miss. When will I ever get it right? Lol!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Two new hobbies... sort of...

Last month, my ex was in town and he said, "Make sure you stop to smell the roses."

That kind of stayed with me. I've been working my big, fat a** off every day like crazy. I do find some time to enjoy but I feel that I'm not really making the most of life in Japan.

So starting next month, I've decided to get myself into two new things.

Hopefully, they'll both be good. Hehe!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sunday run....

So, it was a productive Sunday.

In the morning, I went to work. I had a few lessons and I was happy to see some of my usual students in the other learning studio.

In the afternoon, I did some house chores and some side jobs. At the same time, I also found time to squeeze in a jog around the Palace.

The run was much longer since it was a weekend.

I was pretty happy with my time given that the last time I did a run more than 5K was ages ago. Haha!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Laksa dinner...

Today was a busy day. It wasn't the usual busy but it was busy.

Does that make sense? Lol!

After work, I was supposed to go to a birthday party. However, I was just dead tired and I wanted a quiet evening so I told the celebrant I couldn't make it.

On the way back home, I passed by a Singaporean restaurant near the office to treat myself. Lol!

I've been meaning to try the food at the restau and I'm glad that I finally had a chance to do it.

Initially, I planned to get chicken rice and laksa. I eventually settled for laksa, chicken satay, and.... drumroll please... bubur hitam for dessert.

The food was good. This is Japan after all! Lol! Still, I could taste the difference from Toastbox's laksa and 328 Katong Laksa and the satay stalls at Lau Pa Sat.

I was one happy boy though... even though I had to shell out ¥3,000 for dinner. Hahaha!

Now, I have to look for another restau to satisfy my craving for rendang.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sometimes, I think I'm too nice...

Someone once told me that I'm too nice. And that I have to stop being too nice.

That person's not the first one to tell me such.

The thing is I don't think I'm a nice person. I'm just your usual guy, I think. I wouldn't say I'm rude, though. Lol. I would say that I was much nicer when I was in my early 20s.

However, life has taught me so many things. Maybe it also comes with age. Now that I'm in my 30s, (most of the time) I just stopped caring about what other people think. I now feel like I can say no without the guilt. I will leave a place if I don't feel like being there. And I noticed I have no more patience to listen to idiots. Lol!

Even so, I still think I'm a nice guy.

Sometimes, I think I should heed that person's advice.

The other day, a friend I had not seen for some time asked me to lunch. I was happy because I had not seen this friend in a while.

On the day of the lunch, all of a sudden this friend dragged someone along.

Long story short I ended up being the third wheel in what was supposed to be a catchup.

It makes me wonder why some people do the things they do.