So, my good friend Narubeku is now in Japan. Being far more intelligent than I am, instead of working his ass off at a low-paying eikaiwa job, he’s only gone and got a scholarship to go to (the ridiculously prestigious) Waseda University. Today I took the tram over there to meet him, get some coffee, and catch up.
|Errant bikes and ongoing work aside, Waseda Campus is pretty nice|
General conclusion from today? It’s already way too hot in Tokyo. A return visit to Sapporo, the wonderful, frigid north, is sounding better and better every day.
The Return of Max Payne
I also finished Portal 2 the other day, on both single-player and co-operative. I may give that the review treatment, too.
So, the thing is, one of my big interests is writing. I have to admit that I don’t talk about it too much because, unsurprisingly, I’ve never had anything published. Not that there’s anything wrong, I guess, with enjoying writing for its own sake, but I’d rather not be lumped in with every other student or recent graduate who insists that one day, they’ll be a writer. On the other hand, I’ve just finished up a short story, and once I’ve finished editing it, I hope to submit it to some genre magazines and see if I can’t get myself in print. Or in e-ink, at least. In other words, in addition to part-time travelogue and infrequent, geeky reviews, there may be some mentions of my attempts to get published, and the inevitable trial-and-error process that entails.