Yes my mind is still in vacation mode. I can’t concentrate at work, and all I can muster right now is this update. What have I been up to?
This picture shows where I’ve been.
As for the loot, not much that is anime-related. The vacation was only 5 days and I totally forgot to research/ask where to get anime goodies. (Though I’m sure that if I had a bigger budget I wouldn’t have forgotten to do so.) But I did make my pilgrimage to Kinokuniya. I wanted to explore the place fully but time was not on my side, so I just asked one of the staff for the book that I wanted. And good thing they really had Natsuhiko Kyogoku‘s The Summer of the Ubume. I want to read it right now but the fact that I haven’t even written about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao makes me hesitate.
How did I find the place? It was OK, lots of malls and parks/gardens and of course, Kinokuniya/Takashimaya. I went to the usual tourist spots-the zoo, the safari, the bird park, etc. The only downside was the weather–most of the time it was hot just like in the Philippines. I think I lost some weight with all the walking (and sweating), but I bet I’ll gain that all back before November ends.
My other regret is that my schedule (and budget) doesn’t allow me to attend Anime Festival Asia. Yoshiki Fukuyama and May’n are scheduled to perform. It would’ve been a new experience for me. Maybe next time in 2010? I better save up! =p
That’s all for now. Ja! 🙂