Starting today, I vow that I will not open my Facebook and Instagram accounts because I am wasting my time with these accounts and am getting more superficial. With the hopes that this will make me more focused on my goals, I still hope that I can still find a way to connect with my friends abroad.
Even though I know that I can find this online and download it eventually, I still pushed through on watching Kuroko No Basuke: The Last Game. Aside from the fact that I can’t wait to download this, I really enjoy the manga and anime that I have to give respects to the team who made this and at least pay for a movie ticket.
The movie has been playing in the cinemas for weeks now. Thus, it is not of a surprise that we’re only four during the screening. I would like to think that it’s better this way. At least real fans would be watching and I don’t have to deal with tactless people.
Every second was enjoyable. I managed to escape from my reality and enjoy. It might be very difficult for the writers to not to outshine Kagami and Kuroko with the other wonderful and highly skilled and gifted characters but Aomine and Kise really killed it! If you know the anime and manga and if you read the extra game in manga, you know what I mean.
I am very grateful to the Kuroko no Basuke team. You gave happiness through your work.
Since January 2017, I felt depressed and stressed. Mainly due to my workmates’ uncomforting work ethics and my demand on myself to be excellent. I need the money from work so I can’t just quit anytime. Couple this with my disinterest in people. I am a yes person so this is definitely alarming.
I seem to be surviving but I reached my boiling point this May 2017. Now, I have the dillema to press my standards or just be forgiving and mediocre. It’s difficult to be kind when you’re already fed up. It’s also challenging to care when you try to be less involved so you won’t have to take things seriously. Lesser stress if you don’t get yourself involved right? Lesser bearing if you don’t value it that much right? That’s what I am to avoid: being indifferent at work.
But I’m more important to myself than the people at work. It’s better that I preserve my sanity than be concerned of their and the clinic’s welfare all the time. Accept them for their substandard work than be stressed. Turn the other cheek than be stressed. I don’t want to be like them– less than mediocre. Just thinking about them makes my cortisol level high.
Goodbye sweets, coffee and sleeping late. Hello to exercise.
I jogged for ten minutes. I almost blacked out. For endorphins!
Every other month, I eat at Izakaya Kikufuji in Little Tokyo at Chino Roces Avenue, Makati. It’s a good 15 minute walk from my work so it’s no real hustle. But if you’d be taking your car to the place, you might get stressed by the traffic towards the place and on where you’d be parking your car.
I haven’t really tried any Japanese restaurants except for those in the malls but I am greatly satisfied with the quality of sashimi in Izakaya Kikufuji. Thus, I keep on coming back.
This might be my 20th++++ time eating sashimi here and as always, I have been ordering the same thing:
1 Salmon Sashimi / Shake Sashimi
At this moment, I ordered San Ten Mori a platter of sashimi (three kinds, three slices per kind). It costs 480Php. You can choose whatever sashimi you like. You can even instruct the staff to have nine slices of salmon sashimi for this platter. I had six slices of salmon sashimi and three slices of tuna sashimi. By the way, in Izakaya Kikufuji, the sashimi cuts are done very generously.
2 Gyu Kyushu / Beef Wagyu Cubes
3 Spicy Shake Sashimi
Spicy shake sashimi (380Php/ order) is best eaten on the same day you ordered it. Preferably eat this with rice also. Basically it’s just salmon sashimi cut in smaller pieces with mayonnaise, spices and tempura crunches.
4 Tuna Sashimi
I’m not a fan of tuna sashimi. I just ordered this to give contrast to the sashimi platter I had. You can skip this.
In terms of drinks, I haven’t really had any paid drinks in this establishment except for calamnsi juice (65Php/ glass). It’s not exceptional though. Izakaya Kikufuji offers complementary hot / warm tea and tap water. They also have take out boxes and service charge.
I haven’t tried eating here during lunch time. I normally arrive there past 18:00, before everybody else enters the restaurant. Better be there real early or have reservations.
Information on Izakaya Kikufuji:
Open everyday: 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 23:00
I have a sister. We are not close. We are not friends. But I borrow a lot of clothes from her. Sometimes, I tell her. Sometimes, I sneak around and then of course she will eventually find out. She does it to me too. But her reactions are outrageous.
For most of the time, I don’t really get it. Because, I don’t really think it’s significant. I guess she harbored a lot of ill feelings to me with such small issue.
Do you know the feeling of regret? When I learned that she was about to go, I actually had relief for my parents. But maybe deep inside, I have that relief for myself. You see, I promised myself that I will avoid stressful people. She is stressful to me. And since I no longer have the patience for such, I felt relief that she was about to leave. However, that also means I will no longer have a sister by our side.
She did went to wherever she needed to go. Eventually, she became accustomed to that place really well. She has been enjoying the country she has been staying. The house is more peaceful but with a hint of loneliness — specially during holidays. I now realized why my father did all that he can to make us all stay in one home.
I agree that we choose who we love. But loving a family member is different. It’s as if it’s inert for us to love them no matter what. We don’t get a choice. It’s natural. Our minds are programmed to love them; to automatically support and love them.
For all these mumblings, I just miss my sister. I miss her more than her skinny jeans and casual shirts. I want her home.
I did this last June 12, 2014. I’ll recheck this after a few more years.