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Archives: Sekine’s Love

Just You, Me, and Sekine

Just You, Me, and Sekine

Forgive me, Readers. Here I am sitting on a wooden crate in the middle of my bedroom, surrounded by boxes upon boxes and stringed up books and manga. My laptop is resting on a detached piece of ply-wood, which I slid on top of two, stacked up filing crates from Wal-Mart to create a makeshift table. I feel like I cursed the release by setting a deadline for myself. Who knew I’d have so many obstacles in my way just trying to come online? My laptop going haywire, for one. PS keeps glitching on it. But when I think of all the obstacles the Sekine’s Love staff had to go through in order to finish the final chapter, my daily battles seem to pale in comparison.

I wish I could have least made a special card for them. I mean, we are going to be putting out the last and final chapter of Sekine’s Love, for Pete’s sake! My original plan was to release it with the revised editions of Volumes 1-4 and give everyone a big surprise. But just look at my current living situation. It’s like fighting an uphill battle right now. Revised chapters will eventually materialize. skippyskippy has already tackled the first part of it. Guess right now it’s only a matter of when. Lots of chapters I needed to get out but was unable to. I’ll chip away at them slowly until I find a new apartment.

Tonight, it’s just you, me, and Sekine.

777-Triple Seven- Phase 1: A Few Favorite Things

777-Triple Seven- Phase 1: A Few Favorite Things

Recently I’ve been going through some serious stuff, like, really serious stuff and frankly it’s been killing my vibes. So when I volunteered to write this post, I must have been nuts because what could I really talk about that wasn’t upsetting or sad? That means I have no fun stories or interesting happenings but I hope you’ll let me be selfish and try and cheer myself up. And the only way I know how to do that is shamelessly list off things that cheer me up.

告白 / Confessions

告白 / Confessions

Just the other day I was reading an old online article about love confessions. I’m not going to paraphrase it here but you can read the full thing for yourself at Tofugu’s Japan’s ‘Love Confessing’ Culture. Before this happened, Director Takahiro Miki’s “Hot Road” (as sweetly framed above by Tosaka Hiroomi and Nounen Rena) had arrived in the mail, and I politely asked (Read: forced with a chopstick at his throat) my guy to watch it with me.

In the film, there is a scene where

Chotto darui… (A Little Tired…)

Chotto darui… (A Little Tired…)

When I heard that El Niño with its destructive rain was coming, and a smattering of rain leaking from the sky the week following showed significant promise, I bought a pair of rain boots from Nordstrom. Four days later they arrived at my office, and after I finished unwrapping the soft layer of translucent white tissue that encased them with the efficiency of a master sushi chef filleting a Spanish mackerel, I threw my arms up in the air and shouted, “Yahoo!” Rain boots! For rain!

I had almost forgotten what rain was until the eager meteorologists on NPR dutifully came on the air to remind forgetful cat ladies such as me. Can you imagine what I could do with this pair of rain boots? I told myself.