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July 2nd, 2006

(no subject) @ 06:57 pm

What have I been up to for the past month or so? Nothing and everything, mostly.

Operation "drink less sugar" seems to be going pretty well; I've dropped about ten pounds since Memorial Day. Turns out that sugar just doesn't trigger my "I'm full" reflex; not drinking it means that I get calories from - gasp - food instead.

I'm still spazzing out about going to Japan in a month, trying to pick up the basics of Japanese and figure out what I'm going to do while there and when. (I've got an outline of all sorts of stuff I want to do, but I haven't figured out a good source of info for what's specifically happening in town while I'm there.) I think my lack of language skills is gonna hurt.

Ceren's started moving into her own place this weekend; soon I'll be able to nest all to myself.

Still trying to figure out wtf to do with my hair; "chopping a bunch off" seems to be the most likely outcome right now.

I have more pre-diabetic nonsense to deal with, bleah.

I've switched from Ritalin to Provigil. It seems to work a little better for me, in that while I can concentrate I'm still aware of peripheral things; it lets me keep things more in context.

That's about it for now, I think.
 
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From:agntprovocateur
Date:July 3rd, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
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talk to icis_machine. she went to japan at the begining of the year and has maps of cool shops and stuff.

:)
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From:anda
Date:July 3rd, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
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Sounds much like my diet ... "eat less food". Amazing how that works. ;)
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From:moof
Date:July 3rd, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
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If you can tell when you're _actually_ not hungry, yes. :)
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From:adania
Date:July 3rd, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
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What part of Japan are you coming to? If i'm around (i'll be in the states from August 7th i think) perhaps we can get together. I'd be happy to point at some "here's what's going on" sites and other info sources.
In the Tokyo area there's a magazine called "metropolis" that has lots of useful event info. I'm sure it's online somewhere. In Osaka area, Kansai Time Out (kto. something or other)and Kansai Scene (also online somewhere) are usually good for info.
As for money, the Post Office ATMs here are the main way to make international withdrawls. Assuming you have an ATM card with Cirrus or Star or one of those groups on it. They keep weird hours, though (not open on Sundays, only AM on Saturday, closed after 8pm and the like) so be prepared. People carry huge amounts of cash on them most of the time here, and credit cards only work at big malls/chain stores.
Let me know if there's anything i can help you with!
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From:moof
Date:July 4th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
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Tokyo, August 4th - August 21.

http://metropolis.japantoday.com/default.asp is online, but it seems sorta... I dunno. Too catering to the gaijin, maybe? Reminds me of the expats in Hong Kong who only ever socialized with other expats.
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From:etoilenoir959
Date:July 5th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Yay for the drinking less sugar! Especially drinking soda, which is like rinsing your teeth with sugar water.

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