Daily Monday

Expense Log #4: Gaming accessories and some fashion items

It’s been awhile since I did an expense log. I skipped the last few months because I was too busy with moving out and most of my expenses were revolving around that. Since things have settled down a bit, I decided I would start posting about it again (given that I remember to do it).

Switch Accessories

I got myself a coral pink controller for $20 (it was $45, but I had points accumulated). The material quality is not worth the price, but I still like how it matches my Switch color. I had no problems using it, so I’m kind of okay with it. I also got a stand for $6. It works as an iPad and iPhone stand as well, so I think it’s really worth the price. I also love how the stand provides you with 6 different angles to use. My Switch gaming time is now more convenient!

Leather Card Case

Brand: Il Bisonte

This one could actually wait. I actually got this for a way cheaper price than the retail’s, so I was satisfied with it. I bought one because I thought I’d need it to store my business cards, but Tokyo’s infection rates got higher and now the office is closed. In the end, I couldn’t even retrieve the cards and I have no particular use for the case at this moment of time. I really love the leather quality though. I was actually debating whether I should get a camel, beige, or black color since they all looked so pretty. But I settled with the last option since I thought I’d be the most neutral for business scenes.

Mini Messenger Bag

Brand: Topologie

I got this one second hand for only $20 (originally $70). Although the status is ‘second hand’, the condition is very close to mint. The seller did say that he/she only used it once or twice. I consider myself lucky for finding this item haha. It has replaced my Muji sacoche and I use this every time I go out these days.

I still have a lot more items in my to-buy list. But I’ll probably have to hold off for this month. My next priority would be a pair of comfortable working shoes.

Spending the Golden Week in nothingness

I spent my time home as usual, of course. I only went out once to get my groceries done. Spent one of the days painting, and another day staring at 4 rolls of poorly made homemade kimbap while figuring out how I’m supposed to consume all of this before it expires without getting sick of it.

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Work started again two days ago and I was feeling depressed from it. I had to spend half of the day listening to company explanations and the remaining half to stare at my colleague’s faces on the screen while being irritated at them. Apparently, the whole training was supposed to last until June if it weren’t for the pandemic. Now everything is just cut short; a two-week training shortened to just one.

Back to the situation where I’m irritated at my colleagues. Long story short, we were divided into groups for a project where we had to come up with ideas to improve the company. At one point, I was worried because the members of my group were the types that doesn’t really speak. But two weeks in, I found that the situation had flipped and that I’m the one who doesn’t really speak anymore. I gave up to do so.

In university, I did not really have a problem working with different people. Dealing with different ideas and mindset was a fun thing because everyone was open to discussion. However, the same thing can’t be said when it comes to working with Japanese. I’m pretty sure I’m stereotyping, but they mostly prefer not having disruptions. That means, opinions that are too different aren’t really that welcomed. This and the fact that the way I do things are pretty much the opposite from how typical Japanese do just makes the current groupwork activity feel like hell.

Yesterday, I finally gave up on trying to voice my opinion and only spoke when requested to. At one point, I was tempted to just reply with ‘do you really need my opinion?’ but I decided against it because I don’t want to make a drama. I’d rather endure another week and then cut ties once the training ends because I probably won’t meet them again.

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On another note, my pack of Animal Crossing sanrio amiibo cards finally arrived! And I really got lucky because I got all 6 different types in one go! I immediately invited Etoile to move into my island, replacing Olivia. The Kiki & Lala collaboration items has got to be my favorites. The Hello Kitty one is probably my second favorite.

I also finished playing Taisho x Alice the other day. It was kinda dark and depressing but I’m happy I finally got to finish it. I wanted to get another game but I think that will have to be put on hold for awhile.