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Ski and (Another) Graduation Trip

Now that it's already March, the academic semester of for general Japanese student is gonna end. It is quite common I guess for every lab to plan and go for a graduation trip. Both as a celebration and farewell event for members who is going to graduate, and also as a breather in the middle of stressful research activities. So my lab is going to go to another (I didn't write our previous trip to Izu, but oh well..) graduation trip, and this time we're going to go ski!
I'm quite anxious and excited for this trip cause this will be my first time skiing, albeit I already stay for more than 2 years in this four-season country. Well, there's no way I'm going to go ski alone of course, and so far our lab members don't seem to be interested about ski trip (or more possibly, it never crossed their mind). I didn't really have a strong urge to go either, so yeah... Anyway, this time there's a new first year master's student that likes ski so much, so he …
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Today...

Is not so good.
While the number of people that come to lab is one less than yesterday, meaning there's only one other person beside me, I can't seem to proceed. My intention to study flexible body dynamics took a detour and got stuck in a wall of numerical methods. In the end, I spend the last half of this day dealing with that without any results...
Anyway, today I wanna write a little bit about my life as a graduate student here. In short, it's not going smooth and incredibly difficult so far. But I guess every graduate students (with some extreme exceptions of course!) will undoubtedly said along the same lines. To be honest, until this day, I haven't feel that I'm really behaving like a good or at least a normal graduate student. It's getting better right now but back then, I felt like running in a treadmill, if I have to give it in an expression. The good news is at least, I feel like walking right now. And since then, I always trying to find many ways, …

Oh Well...

Finally I open the blogger dashboard and starting to create a new post again, even though in my last post, which is from last year by the way, I kinda shamelessly making a pledge to create the habit of writing but oh well... At least I'm not abandoning this blog. Cause to be honest, the backlash of breaking my own promise is quite strong, and in this case, it makes me avoid writing in here because I think I have "stained" that promise. Might be hard to understand but again, oh well...
Anyway, today I have a very quiet day in my lab. It's a bit unusual to see only a few people come. Although it's also rare to see all of the members come on the same day, today there are only two people aside from me. I don't know if it's because of that, or that I really want to be as productive as I can, I feel that today I can concentrate better. I'm not doing anything big or making huge progress though, it's just that I can do a lot of things that I plan to do t…

Breaking the Habit

One of the most difficult thing for me is to maintain a good habit of doing something. Most of the time I get excited and determined at to commit into doing something, but in the end it's usually only last for a couple of days/weeks before I either don't care anymore or too lazy to that thing again. This applies to many things, including but not limited to studying, learning languages, practicing my music, exercising, or even this habit or writing/blogging. Eventually my inability of building or keeping a good habit turn into some sorta habit itself, and that is bad. Really bad.
The lack of good habit in my life leads to very very inconsistent and unbalanced lifestyle, and it is really hazardous both to my physical and mental health. One of many examples is my sleeping time. There's a period when I had some sort of insomnia, where I feel cannot sleep at night and can only sleep in the morning. So my days were like inverted, and it's like I became a nocturnal being. We…

Comic Market, The Battlefield

As I mentioned in the post before, there's actually a draft post about Comiket that I wrote about a year ago. Initially I wanted to continue that post, but I decided to scrap that idea and start anew. Now why do I suddenly bring about this? Well the time to write about Comiket actually can't be any proper than now cause Comiket 88, or in other term, Summer Comic Market 2015 is being hold in these three days. If, by any chance, this is your first time hearing that C word, it's basically huge huge doujinshi fair where a lot of people sell their own creation related to Japanese popular subculture like anime, manga, video game, etc and a whole lot more of people queue to buy them. Though most of the parties involved here are public, companies also take part in this event to sell their goods. Finally other than those dark transactions, another huge part in Comiket also exists in the form of cosplay. This is what I mostly come to Comiket for, and I feel that I need to reserve a…

Again

It's been a while since I faced this editor and start writing a new post for this blog. Well, not a while actually, considering the last post I made was January last year. I don't know what made me stop writing that time. Saying I'm too busy with life of course is just a pathetic excuse, knowing that I can surely come up with a new post at least once a month given my spare time. At this point, although I can always try to pretend that it's not, it's my habit of not being able to maintain a consistent (good) behavior that ends up as a hindrance for me.
It's dangerous, of course. And this can utterly destroy my life more than it has already been. Now what can I do to prevent this spiral of destruction? I don't know, I will just try and implement everything I've learned and hope that it doesn't end up as a futile effort.
Now what. Let's see... I have a draft in my unpublished post from March last year about Comiket. Figure I'll published that …

Strolling to Enoshima

Continuing from the last post about my first winter holiday in here, apparently I have another friend who would like to spend a little bit of his time with me. This time it's a friend from the same university where I attended my undergraduate degree. He entered an exchange program with Chiba University and will be here in Japan for about 6 months I think. Both of us loves Japanese culture, and seeing that there are some events related to anime in this winter, we decided to go together. There are actually 2 big events that are going to be my target in December. First is Jump Festa and second is Comic Market (Comiket). Last year's Jump Festa was held on December 21 to 22 in Makuhari Messe, Chiba. It's actually very near from my friend's place, but it's very far from my place. I asked him though if I could stay the night at his place so I could attend those 2 days event without having to take train back and forth again, because it can be costly though the entrance fe…