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All those crazy things I should actually talk about

A blog that can't decide whether it's a diary or discussion...


HO SHIT IM IN JAPAN!!
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Well this is long over due...

Ive been in Tokyo now just over a week and so far it's been pretty damn intense.

The hardest thing to adjust to (language barrier not-with-standing) is the currency. Its so totally different, I can never get a grip of whether Im spending LOADS or very little, food is pretty expensive and the temptation to eat out is very high. That would be because EVERYTHING IS DELICIOUS IN JAPAN!

We discovered this burger joint called Mos Burger and its right near where we live (note when I say we, I mean me and the various friends I have made in my accomodation block, which is pretty nice btw) Mos Burger is a chain though and I am told by other friends that Freshness Burger is better (yet to sample) it has soon become a joke being the absolute epitome of temptation BECAUSE ITS SO GOOD!

The food aside, I bought Pokemon, havent had a chance to play it yet.

Oh and Class hasnt started yet, although there was a SUPER HARD placement test, I get the results tomorrow >_>

Also Arcades are awesome, though the whole "anyone can jump in and challenge you" aspect is terrifying and tends to lead to getting beat down by crazy good japanse people >_<

Despite everyone's expectations that it would be the first thing I did, I have not yet been to Akihabara... Harajuku though... I love that place! And Shinjuku is pretty awesome too! Need to go to Shibuya too.


OH and I went to Tokyo Games Show! THAT WAS EPIC O_O Loads of awesome games to look forward to guys! Oh and there were so many awesome japanese cosplayers there, almost made me want to give up forever T_T but Im not giving up! In fact me and some friends intend to go to Komicet (or however you spell it) and we're doing a more unconventional Soul Eater group :3

I think thats enough information overload xD

Peace!~

rage face
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I wrote a whole post and the fucking train internet deleted it all FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Ok summarry

Amecon, was awesome

went to newcastle, that was awesome

I said goodbye to people, I was sad..

I am on a train...

Im gonna miss you guys...

Yes Im still scared about Japan...

There...

Song Lyric
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So here I am on a train from Newcastle to London making full use of the free Wi-Fi (Spotify and Live Journal, win)

But lets turn back the clock a bit, a two weeks should be about right...

At this stage there was soooooo much to do, finish off forms for year abroad, go pick up my visa FINISH MY COSTUMES FFFFFFFF

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Whole new levels of neglect
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Hello Live Journal, it's been a while... Do you remember me?

So yes, Ive neglected my livejournal AGAIN, and look at me, the first hint of insomnia and i come crawling back...

The Irony IS if I tried to go to sleep I probably would, but no, apparently I hate myself too much...

It's not even like I slept in unreasonably late today EITHER...

And yes Im typing like this today...

So whats been going on???

I got back from Berlin, yes I covered that, the next thing I knew it was MOTHERFUCKING LFCC!! I know late post but what a weekend! All the work I put in for Scarecrow paid off, people seemed to love it, whether they recognised it as scarecrow from batman or just liked scarecrows I neither know nor really care...
So yeah GOOD WEEKEND!

Then I jumped in to my exotic new job, for a limited time only I would be helping shepherd french Teenagers around Kent.

Unbelievably stressful job was stressful, on the plus side I had a really nice co-worker who I became friends with!

SO YEAH that was interesting but im done with that.



Got an UNBELIEVABLE amount of stuff done for Japan, booked flights, paid for accomodation and sorted out my visa, still have a few more forms to fill in and need to pick my visa up (wednesday)
Im so freaking scared though this is the biggest thing I have ever done, maybe ever will do O_O alot of people dont seem to get that part though, telling me endlessly how jealous they are and so on...

Oh I got a Mac, it belonged to my friend Vlad, im really liking it ^_^

what next?

Hmmm...

Still pretty much out of money, thats stressing me out too because there are so many things I want to spend my money on...

Cosplays for Amecon are basically done though so thats awesome, the lineup has changed so much but Im sorted now, its going to be such an AWESOME weekend, and directlly thereafter Im going to Newcastle in an unexpected vist, this should be awesome!


Well I think for now that should be all, thanks livejournal for being there when I cant sleep, which is maybe unsuprising when there's all THIS flying around in there O_o

well I guess I'll sign off in the customary fashion...

Peace out

Mr Gorbachev tear down that wall!
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 Oh the wit,

So I got back from Berlin last night and i have to say I LOVE THAT CITY, the vibrance is so intense and the atmosphere is completely different to that of London, somehow more open and approachable...

I did the proper Tourist thing on the Thursday, one of those "Touri-busses" with an Audio guide and everything! Very interesting, I went Clubbing and a very alternative place called K17 (twice  actually)

I ate lots of Curry-Wurst drank Cocktails and spoke LOTS of German.
It's been a long time since I felt properly bilingual again so it was nice. Being in Germany again was nice as well, I think in a way there will always be a bit of home in that country.

I really suck at giving accounts of stuff though, OH I also happened to arrive in time for the hottest weather of the year so far =_= over 40 degrees at points >_> but it was still nice...

So much epicness that I seem to be incapable to putting into writing, this is why I dont really write a diary >_>


IN OTHER NEWS

Scarecrow is basically finished!!!! This takes a massive weight off my mind as I was genuinely concerned for a while that it just wasnt going to happen, but Mum found this awesome material called Skrim (even sounds evil) which was perfect!! So I just need to find something to wear on my feet and we're sorted... LFCC is gonna be GHOST!

Thats all for now...

Ciao!

From Paris to Berlin
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 Actually London...

Tomorrow I fly to Berlin to stay with my friend Lisa for a few days! I am very excited because despite the fact that I lived in Germany for 4 years I never visited Berlin! Something I am glad to be correcting that little discrepancy...


I dont really have that much to write but I am trying hard to keep in the habit... I wish I could be all interesting all the time... I also wish I could just sleep when I had to... Lots to do tomorrow,

had my first experience with online check in, what is this modern devilry?

Finally Read the Agent Orange arc of the green lantern comics, Larfleeze really does remind me of a slightly insane me "Messier? I do not understand this word, I can only assume you mean Cosier?"

sound familiar?

Well Im out of juice, but it feels good to write again...

Mine

Tales of an insomniac
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 Ive missed this...

I dont think I actually have insomnia, I did sleep in untill noon... That said I have now been up for 16 hours and am not really feeling any signs of genuine fatigue...

Incidentally my Mother and Sister have to be up in half an hour (school trip to France)... Maybe I'll stay up to greet them ^_^ 

I have spent the last few hours power reading Green Lantern I downloaded... I normally like to buy everything legit but with a backlog THAT huge O_O And I think I just got through a third of it in just one night... This is why I dont sleep... Im only writing here because I told myself ENOUGH but Im not sleeping am I...


One of the things playing on my mind is my complete inability to focus on my cosplays... Scarecrow is is fragments and LFCC is in two weeks, I keep telling myself all I need to do is make the mask and everything will fall into place... Sure, I dont even have fabric or thread... No sewing machine means I'll have to hand stitch it and Hessian is meant to be a nightmare to work with...
At least Quicksilver doesnt need any work...

And then there's Japan, the object of so much envy... None of my friends seem to really understand just how daunting a prospect going to live in Japan for 9 month with no prospect of returning to visit anyone at all...
I'm not even that good at Japanese... Its going to be a tough year, and im going to be constantly poor... Yes im absolutely terrified... The green ring wouldnt pick ME right now

What else is there to talk about at 4:30 in the morning... God knows, Im just hitting keys now... Its getting them in the right order, thats the tricky part (Garth Merenghi)

I think I'll just read more Green Lantern untill Mum gets up, chat with her for a bit then go back to bed...

Here's to more blog entries to come!

How I got ripped in six weeks, click here to read my story
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Good god It's been a LONG time since I was here last, that wouldve been pre exams... Alot has happened since then I'll tell you that for free...

The long and short of that is I PASSED I averaged out at a 2:1 so Im very happy with that! I'm now back in Kent for good (well untill I ship off to Tokyo *terror*) so things slow down and I start thinking "Hey, you know what I haven't updated in a while?" and the like...

I SHOULD be seeking employment but the honest truth is I cant see anyone employing me for such a short period of time... Le sigh...

So why am i here, the thought experiment still stands but I like to have an angle, so what I'm going to talk about is ... drum roll please ... Health, fitness, and my crazy metabolism!!

Alot of people ask me, "Henry, why are you so skinny" Ive also been accused (by random strangers who don't know me, usually in nightclub bathrooms) of being anorexic (yeah, because skinny and anorexic are the same...)

But anyone who knows me at all will know that I do eat... Alot... All the time...

So why AM I so skinny? I have alway attributed it to a fast metabolism, which explains why I am always full of energy, and I think (but im no doctor) that it would explain my relatively high tolerance to alcohol given my body size? (if anyone wants to correct that assertion go ahead)

There is however one MAJOR drawback to this magical metabolism... The hunger, it strikes at any time, often at night... Which can make sleeping a total bitch... I also end up spending quite alot of money on food especially when out and about... And there's the alcohol thing...

Who knows, maybe when I'm 30 it will slow down and I'll balloon xD

Despite this I'm not actually that fit... I say to people "God I need to exercise" and they say things along the line of "as if you need to" but that's the thing... I'm actually very unfit, I cant run long distances nor carry a heavy load of shopping without stopping to rest my arms (which is depressing)

It is as such I have decided to get into some form of shape, but unwilling to pay for a gym membership, I'm forming my own exercise routine... If just to have something to show when inevitably walking around with no shirt on (yes I'm vain, who'da guessed?)

In regards to health, Im currently at the mercy of a ghastly summer flu at the moment... Mum says it's because I "over did it" in regards to partying (as if) but my immune system has been rather shoddy over the last year or two... I blame Uni...

Another thing not everyone knows about is my joint problem... I don't really know what it is, I think its a growth thing, but my joints are overly flexible (the doctors say hyper-mobile) but because of this they're weak and I'm therefore in pain most of the time (this is why you'll see me stretching and clicking bizarre combinations of joints alot of the time)...


So yeah that's fun, now you the reader have a better insight into how i work... Not that you cared, but hey, you've read it now...

Peace!

And the Snake said unto Eve...
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So I haven't posted in a while... I guess being back at uni has given me sufficient distraction to keep my headspace in order... lots to say no, I'll try to tackle it in order...

Sheffield

WAS AMAZING went to Corp on friday night with Team Rockout, I  LOVE  THAT  PLACE!! Ended up crashing at theirs and we stayed up till gone 5am...
The best thing about the weekend was being able to spend it with some of my favourite people in the world! Seriously guys move love to you all!


Return to Uni

So I get back and its straight back in at the deep end... Had an assignment to finish before monday so of course I stayed up ALL NIGHT... Was a zombie the next day but handed it in... Met friends for lunch and picked up SOUL SILVER from the mail depot...
So a fairly standard return... Then I derail myself with a VERY heavy night out... Tuesday was a complete fail of a day... So I sort have been been making up for it... Spent time learning Japanese vocab and today I started planning one of my essays... So getting there... Epic night out ahead on saturday... Looking forward to it ^_^


Computer infestation

My laptop got AIDS or the like, a rogue antispyware program somehow found it's way onto the system, fortunately I didnt fall for the ploy but it DID manage to let all kinds of spyware, Trojans and ad bots in... GAH I think I have MOSTLY purged the system with much thanks to Malwarebytes and Spybot Search and Destroy... but seriously NOT FUN...


Self discovery shit

So I am constantly on this irrational search for companionship (rediculous considering I am going to Japan for a year in September OHGOD) but still I dont really like being single...

But I have discovered two things about me recently... Firstly I am a dirty flirt... I seem flirt with nearly every girl I know... Single, Attatched, Straight, Gay, no matter how long I have known them... And I dont even know Im doing it!!

Now I dont think this makes me a bad person but it does provide me with one little problem, that of making my interest known to people I genuinely feel a connection with.... simply because I dont know how to be any different...

I guess it's something I need to work through myself... or not...


ALSO

I seem to be some kind of forbidden fruit... Since the beginning of 2010 I have been much more successful when it comes to women (I feel at this stage Im not ACTUALLY some kind of manwhore, see above stated craving for companionship)

but yeah, ore popular... With one caveat... EVERY girl I have attracted seems to be "Sort of seeing someone" (this is turning into a phrase Im going to hate) but yeah, apparently something about me has turned into this Irresistable temptation >_>

I know it sounds like im bragging but in all honesty this does bug me because as someone who is ultimately looking for a relationship how am I going to find it if the only girls who ever look at me twice are semi attatched??

/rant

Ok Peace out...


Back in the Ncl!
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 Ok so journey was interesting... Decided to experiment with a new route to London... Instead of getting the slow train to London Bridge and the tube to Kings Cross, I INSTEAD sampled the brand spanking new high speed Ashford to St Pancras link...

Turns out Ashford is freaking confusing so I had the privilege of watching the train leave as I made it up the stairs with all of my bags... And the next one is late, joy I'm going to miss my connecting train... So I'm going to miss it then I get to Kings Cross to see an array of "delayed" notices... Normally this would be cause for anger but for me it was the best thing that coulda happened (do feel bad though because I later found out that the delays were caused by someone being hit by a train)

So my train is cancelled I have to wait (might be able to claim some money back on my ticket because of the delay) a train arrives and I even manage to get a seat! (Table seat no less) things are going startlingly well considering the start...

Journey was long and boring, got into Ncl about 22:40, got a bus, on the way from the bus stop I totally found a FIVER!! (sweet)

I get in and almost immediately fall asleep, so that was fun...

Today was constructive, I immediately fall into a more energetic frame of mind when I'm in Newcastle, I settle in to a routine and contact a friend to organise some studying, went to the Library and later the pub for food and I even ended up enjoying the football!!

Something I never foresaw happening as I have never had ANY interest in football before in my LIFE!! I think it really comes into its own when you have a beer and friend you're in the pub and the atmosphere is enthusiastic... But yeah I got 450 characters done out of 600-800,
more progress than I've made ALL holiday O_O

This blog entry has turned into quite the diary post hasn't it, I guess that means I'm thinking about events or what-not...

SHEFFIELD tomorrow!! I am psyched!

peace x

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