Life in Japan Personal

3-day Weekend

17 September 2013

It’s a public holiday in Japan today – Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日). Japan has a lot of interesting holidays. Marine Day, Greenery Day, etc.

We cannot really appreciate the true meaning behind these holidays, but I’m thankful all the same since Fu gets a holiday!

There are 2 long weekends this month.
Next Monday is also a public holiday – Autumnal Equinox Day! Wheeee! This day is extra special to me :)

You’ll never guess what we did this weekend. So I shall go ahead and tell you, haha.


Ok, marathon for most part. I did go out on Saturday for a dance class though, heh.

We are working on developing a website from scratch together, and Fu is developing the server-end.

*I* am doing the client-end development! ME!!!

Although I feel like tearing out my hair at times, it’s quite fun working on it together with Fu heh.

The most fun part was when I was testing the stuff Fu did, and I could instantly feedback “Hmm, I think it’s better if you change this here…”
“Can you add ____ in?”
“I think it will be better to move _____ there.”

Like, *snap fingers* and it’s done.

Super awesome can. It’s like having programming superpowers. Hahaha.

What website is it, you ask?

Not ready yet la.
But anyway, there’s a good chance you won’t be interested anyway lol.

It’s just one of my hobbies :D

Apart from that, we also had Man-yi visit.

I don’t really like Man-yi. But he comes by every year anyway.
So thick-skinned.

Man-yi is not an acquaintance or distant relative.

It’s the annual tropical typhoon. Lol.



It made the whole of Japan go into alert.



Actually I don’t know if it hit that speed, because I was in dreamland at its peak, heh. I went to bed when the wind started picking up.

But if the beginning was anything to go by, it’s possible it reached that speed. There was only one window open in the entire house (everything else was closed), and the wind was so strong it caused the CLOSED bedroom door to rattle quite violently.

I had no choice but to close that last window.  Even with the apartment sealed shut, the wind was still whipping loudly against the windows and causing the fixtures outside the house to rattle.

I also had to cancel meeting a friend who was on holiday in Japan thanks to Man-yi -_-

But Man-yi has headed northwards! Yay, I can do my laundry now!


  • Reply kelly grainey 18 September 2013 at 1:10 am

    Wow, I didn’t know you and Fu are web developers !!!! I can’t wait to see your finished website.

    So Fu is doing the back-end and Sharene your doing the front-end of the website? What web technologies are you guys using for the front-end such as PHP, jQuery, Javascript, or the hideous ASP….yuck, along with the standard HTML.

    And Fu what are you using as a web server? Apache or IIS? I find IIS is much easier to configure. I assume your using MySQL as your database.

    You guys are probably scratching your heads saying how do I know all this stuff ?!?!

    Surprise !!!!! I’m a web developer too.. !!!!! It’s my occupation.

    If you want to talk tech with me….i’m down with it.

    Good luck on website.

    • Reply Rin 18 September 2013 at 2:46 am

      Haha you sound so excited! We are not web developers… we are just doing it for fun during our free time :D

      It’s also nice that we are working on something together other than just crashing in front of the TV and snacking lol.

      Yup, all of those you mentioned, no ASP ^^

      So you develop both front and back-end? I could never deal with back-end. That stuff just sends my head spinning >_<

      • Reply kelly grainey 18 September 2013 at 4:54 pm

        Yes, I develop both the front and back-end.

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