japanese hot springs

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.
Stoned love

Stop messing round with that fire,
Living like love is just a gun for hire,
Cos one moment its just messing round,
To your wiki saying she’s your spouse,
Oh but its not just girls,
Cos yeah one moment I was tearing off her blouse,
Now she says she’s living in my house,

Babe I know you said you’d never smoke pot,
Its just; that burned Like your first splif,
Now we just hanging around in the dark, you’re pale as a ghost.
Stop messing round now, cos am too stoned,
You’re know I can’t save you cos in this game am too gone,

She’s only seventeen, and thinks at sixteen am all there is,
But a degenerate kind, baby am definitely not what you need,
She wants to dance with devil, Mr brownstone is just grave,
Oh Y’know the drugs will drown her out, just too young,
Can’t believe this is my life, smoking and fucking in the back,

if people were elements,
then we are ice and fire.

your touch is frost upon my burning skin,
my breath melts your frozen heart.
your kiss is cool against my lips,
and my heat warms you all the way down
to the tips of your toes.

and although we could complement each other,
beckon the other away from the end of polarity
to come and meet in the middle,
too much of one

will eliminate the other.

—  and i’d never forgive myself if i caused your destruction, c.j.n.

土湯温泉 (Tsuchiyu Hot Springs)

The Tsuchiyu Onsen in Fukushima-shi, Fukushima is not only an onsen but is also a great spot to view flowers. There are many attractive accommodations, which include great baths and meals. You can also enjoy hot spring baths in a traditional public bath or at some inns that are opened to visitors. Pheasant dishes and konjac are local specialties.

Aaa! First project from my “Easter cosplay marathon” is almost finished.
I’m so hapy and sad at the same time because this was that ‘easier’ one and took me longer than I expected.
So here you are: My first try as Hiroko Katsuki vel Mama Katsuki.
(Wig and glasses are pretty random because that good ones are in my other house)

Happy easter from Mama!

Jigokudani Monkey Park - Japan

Jigokudani, meaning “Hell Valley”, is famous for its population of Japanese Macaques. During the winter, when snow starts to fall, the monkeys head down to the valley, to take advantage of the natural hot springs. There, the steam and boiling water keeps them warm. During the summer, most monkeys return to the surrounding forest areas, although many still remain by the hot springs. 

Japanese Macaques are born into a strict social class system. Groups have an alpha male, which changes whenever the alpha male dies or leaves the group. Female’s can maintain or achieve a higher social status, by grooming their peers.

Yuri on Ice: Dictionary /Beginner’s Guide

Here’s a quick guide to increase your understanding of the YOI world!

YOI – Yuri on Ice
OP – Opening credits/theme
ED – Ending credits/theme
Onsen – A Japanese bathhouse/hot spring/inn; Yuuri’s family owns one 

SP – Short program; first part of each skating competition; they can be a maximum of 2 minutes, 50 seconds according to ISU regulations for senior men’s division; certain elements are required to be present (such as a step sequence, spins, certain jumps, etc.)
FS – Free skate; also called the long program; second part of each skating competition; they can be a maximum of 4 minutes, 30 seconds according to ISU regulations for senior men’s division; any elements (spins, jumps, etc.) performed after the halfway mark will receive a 10% bonus to the base value of the score [Hence why Yurio put all his jumps in the second half at Rostelecom Cup]
JSF – Japanese Skating Federation; Yuuri is certified as a figure skater through the JSF.
GPF – Grand Prix Final; the big worldwide competition Yuuri is aiming for; this is actually the first of major skating events; Yuuri would also be eligible to participate in the national Japanese skating competition, Four Continents, and Worlds. Yurio would participate in the European figure skating competition instead of nationals.
Toe Jump – uses the tip of the skate blade to propel the jumps
Edge Jump – uses the edges (either inner or outer) of the skate to take off on the jumps
Toeloop (T) – a toe jump, the most common quad jump in men’s figure skating; said to be the easiest toe jump; (adding a number refers to how many revolutions made, example 4T is a quadruple toeloop);  Viktor had originally planned a 4T at the end of Yuuri’s free skate
Salchow (S) – an edge jump characterized by the legs spread apart (not crossed) before the jump; said to be the easiest edge jump
Loop (Lo) – an edge jump characterized by the crossing of the legs before the jump and skater taking an almost sitting position
Flip (F) – a toe jump
Lutz (Lz) – the most difficult toe jump
Axel (A) – the most difficult edge jump, involves an extra half rotation;the only jump to take off from a forward position
Kiss & Cry – the area where the skaters wait for their scores and often kiss and cry.