That week off work was a godsend. I’ve been back at work for nearly three weeks and still feel refreshed, and a whole lot more patient. Little things that would make me angry or unhappy bring no more than a shrug of the shoulders now. I guess that’s a good thing. I am tired, but. But that’s got more to do with the afternoon sun shining in my room, making it a sauna, than anything else. Falling asleep quickly comes natural now; no more tossing and turning and overthinking things.
In my downtime I’ve put together a website for a client of a friend. I’m not overly happy with it because the photos aren’t the highest quality and there’s one part of the template I’m unable to edit. I’ve looked everywhere for this tiny piece of code, but it’s like it doesn’t exist. Hmmm. My friend suggested I put the site on Dobondobondo – my portfolio site – but I’m gonna have to pass.
We’ve a few more jobs lined up, so that’s cool.
I’ve also been studying my Japanese like crazy! I’d found some Kanji chapters the other week that I’d previously printed out, and took them along to my tutor. I didn’t realise that I’d only downloaded chapters 5-7 and went about printing the others as they’re really good. Unbeknownst to me, they were sample chapters, part of a program by CosCom Language Services. I snapped up the other chapters on Monday, and now plan to learn 10 new Kanji per week. That’s writing, understanding the meaning and pronunciations, as well as what context to use it. Wow. It’s gonna be hard. The plan is to know/remember 100 by the end of the year. 一二三四五六七八九十…. they’re easy enough, but yeah. The lines in my workbook are too small to write the super-complex ones like 青.
In shopping news, the new Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her album and two copies of Scandal’s Sister single arrived in the mail last week. I really must contain myself when it comes to online shopping.
iOS 9 is really bugging me. It’s good, but when syncing with iTunes, apps aren’t transferring over. I’ve done my research, and it’s not a bug, but a feature. Because of app slimming, apps are now device-specific, so something that was once compatible with iPhone and iPad appear to now be two separate (and smaller) apps. So they can’t be transferred to iTunes. Which means I now have to download an app on each device, plus my computer. I don’t like that “feature”.
Oh, and I dropped my iPad from 2″ above the floor the other day, cracking the screen in the process. Bending over to pick it up while I was on the john, it slipped, flipped and cracked. D’oh!