February 2014 started with some of the heaviest snowstorms Tokyo has known for decades.
For the New Year, Japanese people draw those fortune slips to predict what they should expect for the year to come. Then they can attach them at a shrine like on this picture.
This year, I got a “so-so fortune” at first and a “good fortune” a few days later from another shrine. Attached the “so-so” one at that shrine and kept the “good” one in my wallet. Not sure if this cheating ^^
I was told that I had to work hard this year and indeed 2014 is already a tough start!
I read volume 1 and unsurprisingly I love it. I’m a big fan of Amano Kozue’s other famous work ‘Aria’ and ‘Amanchu!’ gives off this same refreshing and careless feeling.
Static electricity… one of the things I used to fear every Winter. At the building I work, there is carpet everywhere and knobs are all metallic which means there is no way for me to get into my office and work without worrying about getting static shocks at least 5-6 times a day.
But! Here is THE solution for completely removing static electricity from your body without pain:
I remember having played the original Gran Turismo for the Playstation a long time ago. I really disliked it as I found it too slow, boring and it was a pain in the neck to just pass a driving test. But back then, I still didn’t own a car and had never even driven a real car in my life. I really wasn’t into driving simulation, but more into rally arcade racing games.
Back to present, I haven’t driven a car in 3-4 years and now feel the urge to own and drive one! Which is the reason why I decided to try out the new Gran Turismo 6. Plus, I already had a racing wheel for the PS3.