Sunday, 19 May 2019

Cannot edit too much

Been back for a day. It was intense 1.5 weeks of work, but we managed a few evenings out. Didn't leave Wako which was sad, but there's excellent food everywhere in Japan, if one has an open mind. But we did it, we got the whole thing running! Let's see how many e-mails we get about it the next few weeks... Mayhaps we have to go back :D Mm, fermented seaweed otoushi, no matter how strange people think it is, it has a cleaner flavour and is in every way better than dairy, but I understand... More for me.

Watched three films on the way back; Grindelwald, Replicas, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Nothing too surprising, the first was boring as I expected and I stopped it at some point realizing it was about to kind of end, the next was a little bit better than I thought although I wish they had fleshed things out a bit (like the family radio silence and the last robot), and the last was very nice, but seriously how far can you take something like that? I really liked how The Show Must Go On started playing as we approached the airport. Leaving Japan is always a little sad, so was a strangely poignant moment.

Big meeting the coming week and I have a presentation rather early. Means I gotta work a bit tomorrow, bah :p But also means I can relax throughout most of it, yay :)

Scratched my snxs75, that will be a memory for life...

EDIT 2019-05-24: I don't remember what kind of clicking frenzy lead me to this point, but I've been absolutely swept away by Seiko Grand Quartz 48*/99* and King Seiko 5626 vintage watches. And they can be found for not a whole lot of money. I also had a look at the (in?)famous 45* series with its 10 Hz, but it stutters too much and requires way too much service. Besides, as long as Spring Drive exists, I would never buy a >8 Hz watch (ahh, Spring Drive, one day...). Any device in my possession that can have a wallpaper has now been updated ;) The pros for the quartz is that Seiko lead the way and it's simply the superior way to make a watch, the only con is that even though they are incredibly pretty the 5626 looks much better. The pro for the King is its near perfect looks, the con is that it is a much more fragile and frankly stupid watch. I suppose I'll have yet another period of agonizing back-and-forthing while reading every thread and article I can find 10 times over, and one day I'll have both... I've already been eyeing a 4843-8041 in absolute mint condition which was sold rather quickly (hurt a bit), but although gold plating looks nice at first it will eventually flake and then it's over. A solid case with dings and scratches will always be prettier. Same with humans! Sorry, too banal.

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