The first few weeks of this month actually felt slow. A lot of things happened yet I’m constantly bored. Temperatures are dropping, I guess Autumn is finally here.
- Attended the company’s online welcome party with no problems
- Went to the immigrations only to go back home empty handed because I have to reapply my Visa using a different form (but I got the new applications in already, so that’s OK)
I’m grateful for
- My family who stayed healthy despite the horrible condition back in the home country (as always)
- My friends who constantly cared for me and always tried to keep in touch even though we’re far apart these days and very busy with our own stuff
- Finding a new owner for my old textbooks. I’m glad I don’t have to trash them or give them to the second-hand bookstores.
I need to
- Get a part time job because I have a lot of expenses to cover in the upcoming months
- Rework my closet and get rid of unused clothing (I keep buying jackets, help)
I’m looking forward to
- The company’s arranging some kind of field trip to one of their offices in December (thankfully not in Tokyo because infection rates are high there). Participation is voluntary. I wanna go but I’m not sure if I should.
- Hair treatment. My hair has grown so long and uncared for since I don’t go to hairdressers in Japan. They’re so long it gets tangled so much.
- Canon Inspic Printer. I love my polaroid camera but they really make my journals thick. A photo printer would be really nice. I hope they go on sale during Cyber Monday or Black Friday.
Things I’m glad I purchased
Amazon Echo Dot and Kindle Paperwhite
I bought the smart speaker for less than $20. I use it more as a bluetooth speaker more than my personal assistant. I like how it doesn’t have battery so I can just keep it plugged in unlike my Divoom Ditto speaker which needs to be plugged and unplugged constantly to prevent overcharging. I’ve set up several routines in the morning and night and it’s really useful.
The Kindle I bought was 32 GB with no ads. It was around $120 which was still a bit expensive, but that was $60 the original price so it’s still a great purchase. I’ve been continuing reading more stuff ever since I got my hands on this device. Of course, nothing beats my love for paper books but the reading experience on this one is near to one and they don’t tire my eyes, which is really great.
This slippers saves my poor cold feet when I’m indoors. They’re so comfortable and they envelope your feet really nicely, keeping them warm. And it’s only $15-ish.
I hope your October was great and November will be a better month. Happy Halloween!