Overflowing Feelings

[PV] lego big morl - Afureru

The latest single from the indie rock band lego big morl. Musical comparisons could be made to other Japanese acts such as UNCHAIN and NICO Touches the Walls as the band is focused on creating a melodically-driven pop-punk sound. Feel free to check 'em out if it tickles your fancy.

So yeah, been a while, eh? Just got back from my trip to California a couple of days ago. Spent a crazy amount of time unpacking all my stuff, but I can't help but reflect on how awesome my time was in California. Got to spend a lot more time with Michelle. Plus I got the opportunity to explore San Francisco, meet up with a bunch of family members that I haven't seen in a while, and meet some of Michelle's friends. I do wish I got to do more stuff in LA, but it was still a definite fun experience.

Kind of crazy when you consider all the stuff I have to do during the time until school starts. I get to start looking into my options after school ends. Plus, I have to brush up on my Japanese. And, I get to work a couple of shifts at the restaurant, which will be weird to get used to again. Speaking of which, I actually should be getting ready for my dinner shift tonight, so I hate to cut this short. Hopefully, I'll post a more meaningful post next time.



Bright Ending

[PV] Far France - Burebura

One of the songs off the band Far France's latest album "AHYARANKE". Upon first impressions, I thought Far France sounded pretty similar to the band monobright. But, as I listened to more of their music, while some of it is similar, they certainly take many more risks and therefore have a much more interesting sound than monobright. You also have to admire the dedication of being hit by paint in order to make an awesome video. So, by all means, I'd recommend checking them out if you are interested.

Yeah, this is going to be a much shorter post than usual. Not really a whole lot has been going on lately. Finishing up my semester here in Japan. Just took my Japanese final yesterday, which went well. (Hopefully.) All I have left to do is a presentation for Japanese tomorrow and a 5-page double-spaced paper for Japanese Urban Society. Shouldn't be so bad. Really can't believe I'm so close to being done. I do have mixed feeling about this. On the one hand, I feel like I'm just getting used to living in Japan and could go for a few more months to explore places that I haven't done so nearly enough. Also, the fact that Nano-Mugen Festival takes place mere days after I leave and most of the major summer rock festivals take place within the same month doesn't help things either. But, on the other hand, I have started to miss home. Plus, there's always the fact that I'll be seeing my girlfriend upon my return to the States. (Something that I'm GREATLY looking forward to.) So, yeah, mixed feelings. But, overall, I have to say it's been a great 3-4 months. Expensive, sure. Slightly uncomfortable at times, of course. But, an overall great experience.

And to answer what some of you might be wondering, yes, I will be continuing this blog after I get back. It might take me a while to start it back up again, seeing as how I'll probably be a bit preoccupied in California with Michelle. But, it's gonna happen.