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purple-haired girls

IMG_4142.JPG uncovered my Kagamin figma last weekend, so I set her up on my desk, and realized I was reading another series with a purple-haired twintail girl…

New Game is a 4-koma style comic about a college graduate who starts working at a game company. the tone is very light, and it’s closer to slice of life than anything else, with a few references to game development (I’ve read about half at this point – taking it leisurely since there doesn’t appear to be a second volume yet). when I read the synopsis I was hoping for something more story-oriented, but this is cute so I’m okay with it  :hee:

faux-shoku

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so the above image was dinner.

卵焼き[tamagoyaki] and rice topped with 野菜ふりかけ [yasai furikake].

although, I should say the tamagoyaki was more faux-shoku than 和食 [washoku] – the usual recipe calls for mirin and dashi… neither of which I had. so it’s just eggs, soy sauce and sugar. I did my best to roll it properly though! in my special tamagoyaki pan  :wink:

this whole week is turning into faux-shoku – my lunch this week is salmon flakes (on rice), which, again, was supposed to use sake and mirin, but I had neither. to be fair, when I started I did believe I had sake, at least. unfortunately I only had rice vinegar, which is…. not even close to any kind of substitute for either. the salmon is still quite good!

I bought a bilingual Japanese cookbook about half a year back, and I think I’ll start trying to make some items from it. cooking remains a challenge primarily due to limited refrigerator space – sharing a single fridge with three other people is… interesting. but it does force me to be very careful not to buy more than I’m going to use in the near future, since I don’t have space to buy more food if I decide not to use it….

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2014.051Even more camera add-ons! (Well just one this time.) This is a nifty little flash bounce made specifically for NEX camera stock flashes. I’ve been using some aluminium foil as a hack solution up until now, but this looks a lot sleeker on and works fantastically! Not expensive, but takes a long time to arrive as it’s shipped from Korea using the cheapest post.

 

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50 days done! More goodies for the new camera – white balance cap and lens thread adapter for it.

slowly catching up with backlog

If you follow the rss feed for this blog, you might notice that I filled in the rest of January with 365photos! I’ll fill in February soon…

School is still keeping me very busy (tonight I’m awake because I had to finish part of a project orz;; ) so I still can’t devote tons of time to this blog, but I’m definitely making plans (and lists!) for when I make my inevitable comeback~

So as you might know, I’m often mistaken for younger than I am… this isn’t because I’m short (I’m not) or that I dress childishly (I don’t think??) but perhaps because of my small face… in the past I’ve been mistaken for up to 8 years younger than my real age! But today we reached a new low… a coworker said I looked 12! (°口°;) !!(a statement that was later revised to 15 after I protested)

I’m only an inch taller than I was at 12 so I guess that’s not too far off but-

am I now aging backwards???

(no it was obviously hyperbole but this person is younger than me even!)

if only I could cure my undereye circles, then I’d feel confident that I really seemed so young ahaha;; 

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So many snowy days recently… -_-;

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Reading a bunch for my final course in my degree… I keep textbooks on my iPad whenever possible because it’s so much lighter and I can always read any time I have a few minutes.

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2014.046Made pizza dough and I thought the swirl in the yeast foam looked pretty… photo didn’t really capture it though :(

 

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2014.045Lucilla isn’t sure about SH2…..