I love cycling

I just got home from a cycling session where my left foot got stabbed by my bike’s handlebars.

But I love cycling. I love the feel of the wind blowing against my face and my body. Also love the little gusts of wind. I like looking up at the unmoving stars above, it makes me forget about things.

It’s like, a sport where there’s like a fan blowing into your face. Since I was a child, I have had lung problems. But I don’t care. I don’t care if I’m not in my best health. Because no one does.

Anyway.

If you love cycling too, check out my favorite cycling anime, 「弱虫ペダル」. I have the relevant lyrics to the theme songs.

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How to: Open sandwich spreads—for the weak-willed

One of the toughest things to open in the world would be sandwich spreads.[citation needed] Some of them will have been vacuum-sealed, which is a good security measure but leaves the user without access to the contents.

How:

Get a spoon. Check to see if the cover has any spokes in it. If there is, form a wedge there with your spoon, as if ‘scooping’ up the spoke. Then slowly and firmly apply force to the wedge. Just wait until the vacuum seal breaks and air rushes inside. With the vacuum seal broken, it would be a piece of cake to open it.

What if the bottle doesn’t have spokes?

Good luck.

WaniKani and Japanese: 「予め」

Since I’ve started using WaniKani last April there has been subtle but drastic changes in how I see Japanese text. I’ve come to realize that using WaniKani has been a very valuable change in my Japanese learning.

I’ve watched a video of Tofugu (again) on how important it is to tackle on your weaknesses. So far I’ve identified the following:

  • Writing. Writing isn’t really a specific problem that can be easily addressed by WaniKani or anything via our computers, smartphones and stuff, our current technology. But then again, that’s somewhat whetted down by the same current technology. I mean, type something on your IME and it will suggest what you meant by that. And I could just use my reading skill to choose what I meant by that. But the problem still exists and eventually I’d want to address that.
  • Reading material? I constantly watch a lot of anime, so I have a lot of reading practice. But then again.

The “drastic” part of the change occurred to me when I first encountered the vocab 「予め(あらかじめ)」. It’s an adverb that means “beforehand”. When I first encountered it in WaniKani I felt intimidated by its sheer length. I mean, four kana in a kanji, seriously? But then it occurred to me: I have encountered at least two instances in anime where they say this word like it’s nothing. I am recognizing vocabulary that I haven’t been able to recognize before.

It’s really cool. I’m beginning to grasp mastery of this language. And I will.

PS: By the way, I’m jobless now (as of writing, of course), if anyone’s hiring.
PPS: Also, I’m sorry about that comment I haven’t approved for six months. Basically I haven’t visited my blog for that long.

Bioshock: Infinite ending

Whoa, man. Bioshock: Infinite’s ending is nuts. But hey, I know how it works and their theory is pretty much consistent.

I just observed a plot hole: Apparently, they made it so that whether Rosalind or Robert would be born would be caused by what Booker comes to be. Isn’t that a bit… impossible?

AC3 and innards

I started playing AC3.

I also played Bioshock: Infinite. Yes, I’ve already patched it. I have restarted from the beginning though, but it’s okay. I just dashed through all the enemies and kinetoscopes anyway.

Man, I miss blogging everyday. I’m sure no one else does, but anyway. But I do have mixed feelings for it, I mean, now the responsibility of having to blog everyday is now off and I can go to sleep without that.

So here’s a little extra.

My right foot hurts bad. Also, I have a pimple or inflammation of some sort in my tongue. It stings so much.

December 31, 2014

I played ACR.

I hate it when I’m pressured at work to do things beyond a certain number of hours. I mean, I’m about to sleep now, can’t I just take a break?

I guess that’s it, guys. It’s the end of the year. I’m also ending this (ridiculous?) Project 365. I sure hope I’ll be able to post more often after this.

See you next year!

2014 in review

Sorry, guys. This was the point of Project 2014&emdash;to boost my post count, albeit unnecessarily.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.