Before and after I got my hands on some sweet, sweet fruit. Today I had to teach drama class again! It was a lot of fun even though my energy levels were very low and my throat infection developed into a cold. Back home I had pasta, watched some G&S, and then went up to take a shower which made me feel 63% better. Did laundry, cleaned my room, aired it out, did more laundry, called mum!!!! and folded laundry, made dinner, sneezed 192383 times and tried to have a discussion about economics but I really don’t know enough about it to get my point across and just get so frustrated. Oh also did some subculture hw and found amazing Japanese rockabilly pictures!! Made my evening. In short : still ill but getting better, fruit is amazing, I wanna have a peaceful sleep.
I can use My Figure Collection for my Japanese-made stuff but I wanted something to keep track of my other dolls too. Plus, I thought it would be cool if I could know how many I had with a certain hair color, certain brand, etc.
App store had to have something, I figured. I downloaded an app called Memento Database and it seems to be exactly what I wanted.
When you add fields to your database, you can choose from a list of 29 field types. I am just using plain text, single choice, multiple choice and checkboxes but there is stuff like barcodes too.
Filters can be set up, so you could see only dolls made by American companies or see how many of a particular color combo you have.
The databases can be backed up locally or synced to the Memento Cloud.
If you wanted to copy it as a text file, each entry looks something like this:
Hair Color: Orange
Eye Color: Purple
Body Type: Fashionista
Customizing In Progress: No
So, yeah! I think this will work fine for me and maybe other collectors might go for it as well?
You know, the fact that CBX have a track called ‘King and Queen’ on their Japanese debut mini-album made me smile. Like they tried to hide it, but like it’s so obvious. Why did the make it so complicated? They should have just wrote ‘EXO and EXO’.
You cannot say to the sun, ‘More sun,’ or to the rain, 'Less rain.’ To a man, geisha can only be half a wife. We are the wives of nightfall. And yet, to learn kindness after so much unkindness, to understand that a little girl with more courage than she knew, would find her prayers were answered, can that not be called happiness? After all these are not the memoirs of an empress, nor of a queen. These are memoirs of another kind.
fernweh - german: longing for far-off places; feeling homesick for a place you have never been to siping - filipino: the tender act of lying beside someone wabi-sabi (侘寂) - japanese: concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics, world view centered on the acceptance of the natural cycle of growth and decay gökotta - swedish: waking up early in the morning to go out to hear the birds sing aware (哀れ) - japanese: from the phrase “mono no aware” which translates to “a sensitivity to ephemera”; the impermanence of moments of transcendent beauty kyōiku mama (教育ママ) - japanese: a stereotyped figure in modern Japanese society portrayed as a mother who pushes her children into academic achievements muditā - sanskrit:
the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being and happiness torschlusspanik - german:
literally “gate-closing panic”; refers to the fear of diminishing opportunities as one ages ichigo ichie (一期一会) - japanese: idiom that describes a cultural concept of treasuring gatherings with people; a reminder to cherish moments and meetings with people because they can never be replicated; each moment is always once in a lifetime saudade - portuguese: the bittersweet feeling of longing for or missing something or someone that you love and which or who is lost dapjeongneo (답정너) - korean: when somebody has already decided the answer they want to hear after asking a question and are waiting for you to say that exact answer aranyhíd - hungarian: literally “golden bridge”; defined as the glistening reflection of the sun on the ocean kyōka suigetsu (鏡花水月) - chinese: literally means “Mirror Flower, Water Moon”;
a visible entity that cannot be touched or grasped, like a flower reflected in a mirror or the moon reflected on the water’s surface yoko meshi (横飯) - japanese: literal meaning “a meal eaten sideways”; used to describe the stress of speaking a foreign language uitwaaien - dutch: literally to walk with the wind; the act of
walking outside in the fresh air to clear one’s head sprezzatura - italian: to make whatever one does or says appear to be effortless, studied carelessness; form of defensive irony (h)onne (本音) - japanese:more common with tatemae (建前); the contrast between a person’s true feelings and desires that are often kept hidden,
except with one’s closest friends (本音) and the socially acceptable behavior and opinions one displays in public (建前) guanxi (关系) - chinese: a central idea in the Chinese business society; the ways of getting things done by doing favours - “once a favour is done, an unspoken obligation exists, [so] people often try to refuse gifts, because, sooner or later, they may have to repay the debt” meraki (μεράκι) - greek:
doing something with passion, absolute devotion and attention, with soul and love; when you put something of yourself into what you’re doing pena ajena - (mexican) spanish: the embarrassment you feel
because of the actions of others
or someone else’s humiliation; second-hand embarrassment
Murderer and cannibal Issei Sagawa discussing the post-mortem mutilation of his victim Renée Hartevelt in Paris, France. Sagawa was deported to Japan and subsequently released, becoming a minor celebrity as a result of his criminal history.
So a while ago I fulfilled myself a little dream of mine and bought the limited edition of Funimation’s SnK bluray (rip wallet)…and yesterday it finally arrived! It’s a really cool thing and a lot of the content inside the “notes from beyond the wall” booklet rarely ever appears on tumblr, so I’ll definitely try to scan and share them with you in the near future^-^ this marks my third season 1 bluray collection I think I need help