I’ve gotten more details about the final project we have for the Translation class, but while it seems simple at first it’ll prove to be something that’ll once again come down to the last minute. The main issues are of course a) selecting what to translate (the criteria being ‘must raise academic interest’) and b) the methodology and theory that will have to be used. Surprisingly a lot of the class share my problems with the former, though I’m more worried about the latter as literary theory has never been my strong point. Although we technically have until the 25th of next month to finish and submit it, the clock is literally already ticking for us. I really hope I’ll be able to come up with something before the end of the workweek, so I can start on it and avoid the usual cramming.
Speaking of ticking clocks, I have one inside me which I’m trying to ignore. Yes, I’m terribly aware that it’s my birthday in about two days. I’m trying to ignore that fact, thank you very much. It’s also kind of hard to be happy when I only get to have money again just the day before it, and even then it’s not something I can actually spend. It’s a good thing that both my father and sister are contributing for the barbecue and spaghetti, or else it’d be a very sparse celebration, ahaha.
Oh well, at least I managed to secure a day off on the day itself as well as the one that preceded it. Two days away from angry customers can do wonders, I suppose.
I took another walk around Makati today, as soon as it stopped raining in my area in fact. The tightness in my chest wasn’t as bad this time around, and I can job for six to seven minutes now before having to slow down and walk for around four minutes. It’s not much of an improvement, and for some reason my right leg keeps cramping up, but it’s far better than my previous effort. If I keep going, maybe I’ll be able to jog a straight fifteen minutes by next week?
Ahaha, it’s always nice to dream, yes?
On the dieting side of things, I cheated a bit today, since I ate some rice for my breakfast and lunch, and ate half a cob of corn. The rice wasn’t much, just a cup for each meal, but since I’m trying to avoid the ‘white’ carbohydrates it’s already a guilty pleasure I suppose. That aside, I think I’m getting used to not stuffing my face at the first sign of hunger. Though, for some reason I’ve been stricken by gas for the past few days, then again I suppose eating legumes in lieu of rice will do that. At least my digestive cycle seems better, and it looks like it’s gradually going back to how it was prior to my binge eating.
Now for less yucky dieting-related matters…
Several episodes into my rewatch of Sora no Manimani, and I’ve fully thrown my lot in with the Fuumin camp. I found Fuumin’s growing attraction to Saku (due to shared interests) far more compelling than Hime’s very high school-ish crush. Hime might be a nice girl, but she’s trying a little too hard, whereas there’s obvious chemistry between Saku and Fumie. Also, as Executive Otaku commented before, there’s just something fun in shipping two tsunderes together, ahaha.
My fangirl’s choice of ship aside, the coupling pictured above is almost inevitable. Mii-chan’s immaturity aside, most of Saku’s thoughts gradually return back to the pint-size bundle of energy who just loves dragging him out of his comfort zone. You know it, I know it; fate will conspire to drive Mii-chan and Saku together so that they’ll produce a bookwork of a kid, who will then be introduced to a genki older girl… At which the cycle starts anew. All is then right with the world.
I’m close to the end of the series of this point, and new developments abound, as well as new characters, one of whom puts a little wrinkle in Mihoshi and Saku’s relationship (as it is). Still, it’s pretty much the same lighthearted fun, with a dash of character development. What else can I ask for in a rom-com? Except for another rewatch or two of course, ahaha!