Everyday Adventures

Snapshot of 5 Jan 2015

5 January 2016

When I look through my blog, a good part of them (maybe 80%?) are about my travels. But the truth is, despite what it seems, I am not on the roads all the time. I probably spend only 20% of my time traveling.

So, I thought I’ll try something different this year. In addition to what I usually write about, I will also write about daily life occasionally. Because adventures are not always elaborate; day-to-day happenings are all an adventure, for the person experiencing it, if no one else.

So yes, let’s start this new thing today!

Fu woke me up before he left for work, and told me not to be late for my dentist appointment later. Seriously, a girl was late once and he judges forever. How about when I was early and made to wait 20 mins the past couple of times?!

I woke up for real an hour later, and made myself my favorite thing for breakfast: eggs.

Then I got ready and brought Milk Tea out in an attempt to let her get used to the outside. We don’t bring her out much because previously she hadn’t finished up her shots yet, and it’s cold as heck for a tiny dog. Plus, the fatty outgrew all the clothes she has -_- It wasn’t until recently that we found something for her that looked cute and didn’t cost $50 apiece.

Similar to the day before, she started trembling when we got into the elevator. Sitting downstairs for 10 minutes didn’t stop the trembling, although it subsided some. She was still barking at every foreign thing and sound. A very suspicious puppy, this one. She froze in place when I placed her down on the bench and stiffly crawled back into my lap. Nothing moves but her legs and it’s so hilarious watching her pretend to be a statue as she makes her way back to me but it’s evil to laugh so I snicker quietly. Seems like we have quite a long way to go before dog run parks!

I then headed out for my 1pm IPL appointment. The staff looked at my legs and decided that it was too dry to proceed with treatment. FML, after all the prep shaving I had to do. That’s two full legs worth! I HATE YOU WINTER. She proceeded with the other parts and I left the salon early.

Since my next appointment at the dentist’s wasn’t till 3.10pm, I decided to fill my rumbling tummy with some delicious food. I took my time deciding since I had that extra time from not having my legs zapped. All the food displays outside the restaurants looked so delicious! Yes, even if they’re just plastic food!

I finally decided on the restaurant, ordered, and whipped out my phone. That was when I saw the time.


My appointment was in 15 mins.
My food wasn’t even here.
The dentist was 2 blocks away.


I contemplated canceling my order, but I was hungry… and the food I ordered looked so delicious…

I did some quick calculations. If the food got here in the next 2 mins and I was out of this place by 3.07, I could sprint to the dentist’s office and brush/floss after registering myself. Right, that sounds like a plan.

Except the food took more like 200 minutes. I think one of the wait staff was creeped out cause I kept staring at the kitchen, unblinking. I was actually mentally willing it to serve my food next.

It finally arrived, and hey, there’s always time for a picture, right?

I stuffed as much food into my mouth and chewed as quickly as humanly possible and finished almost everything. Time check: 3.11 pm. Shit. I glanced at that last piece of chicken on the plate, comforted myself that it was probably mostly just skin, and bolted.

After handing the cash register printed the credit card slip, I swiftly reached for the pen but the lovely cashier cut me to it, took the pen and insisted on walking through the details of the slip and circling the amounts with me. Sloooowly. UGH.

Then the lift took its time to come up to the 8th floor, and stopped on one too many floors on the way down.

I sprinted to the dentist’s and felt the food fight its way against gravity. I finally arrived at the dentist’s at… 3.20pm. Weeell, it could be worse. But why did I have to be late today ugh. Fu is gonna give me the I-told-you face -_-;;

I rushed to the washroom to clean up my teeth and met my dentist en route. He looked surprised, but he must be thinking “Late already still have the cheek to visit the washroom!”

They called me in 5 mins later and they reclined the seat and my head ended up lower than my legs. I said a silent prayer of thanks for the resolute resolve I showed and didn’t eat that last piece of chicken, as the food surged backwards and ended somewhere dangerously close to the base of my throat.

Usually, my dentist will give the standard “everything looks good and your teeth are moving as planned” line. He didn’t even speak to me today. I assume he had a very bad throat, because he couldn’t be so petty as to be mad just because I was late for 10 mins, right? Because I didn’t even break a sweat when I was made to wait 20 mins, and I’m the paying customer!

While I waited for Fu to get off work to go back together, I shopped around and saw a haversack that I wouldn’t mind carrying, although the straps were super ugs.

I sent the photo to my sister since she was hunting for a haversack with me when she was here.

Her reply was “that bag looks like for gay guys. Those cosplay kind hahah”.


Anyway, I brought Fu to see the bag in person and he pointed out the quality isn’t that great, and I hated the straps in any case so I’m still haversack-less and with painful shoulders. Sigh.

Ok, I’m getting tired, so I shall stop here. At any rate, the rest of the night wasn’t that exciting apart from me battling a ton of garbage bags at the garbage disposal.

Lessons learned today:

  1. I need to fix my damn watch.
  2. Not finishing food might be a blessing in disguise.
  3. Fu can curse predict the future.


  • Reply yy 9 January 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I like this new type of post Very random but very enjoyable. And also quite dramatic/exciting lol. Also what kind of eggs did you make for breakfast?

    • Reply Rin 10 January 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Haha I’m glad someone actually read (and appreciate) it! I thought it might be too random for anyone else apart from me to comprehend lol. And I made scrambled eggs! The scrambled eggs I make are to-die-for. It’s true, even if I’m the only one that thinks so hahaha.

  • Reply Ting 11 January 2016 at 7:56 am

    I stumbled across your blog the other day and just have to comment (I hardly ever comment on blogs btw!) on how much I love your writing and your tone, it just cracks me up. Can’t wait for more! I used to live in Kyoto and Hiroshima and will be moving to Japan again in April, this time to Tokyo so I really enjoy your posts on your life in Tokyo.

    • Reply Rin 11 January 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Hello Ting,
      Thank you for breaking your commenting silence for me! :’) You cannot imagine how honored and flattered I am at your kind words! Welcome back to Japan (soon)! April is a beautiful time to be in Tokyo :) I hope your move goes smoothly!

      • Reply Ting 12 January 2016 at 5:11 pm

        Thank you!! And keep it up! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

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