Old Habits Die Hard

I have a shitload of work to do and have been drinking all kinds of caffeinated drinks for days so I probably shouldn’t be surprised that this combination of work overload and sleep deprivation finally managed to awake my wanderlust. Which means I’m even more miserable because I don’t have time to leave my apartment for more than an hour a day. And that’s just not enough!

Today I finally caved and went for a longer walk (which reminded me so much of my midnight walks in London and Tokyo!). It was either that or going to sleep and I have too much work to even think about sleeping for next 36 hours.

After this power walk I feel less like a caged animal and more like a human. And it’s a good feeling.

I was rather pleasantly surprised by the weather: there was no icing and temperature was around ten degrees Celsius which is quite hot for December in Poland. I recorded the video below just four days ago:

▲ This is how Polish usually winter looks like. ▼ I’m not gonna complain about it yet, but I hope in about a week or so there’ll be more snow. At least that much:

photo taken by my mum a week ago

BTW, anyone recognizes what I was listening to while recording the snow? How about a small hint? 😉

It’s snowing there, too!

Kakebuton ❤ (or: I’m a caterpillar)

[This is a post I started writing yesterday but forgot to publish.]

Working through the night is tough but I think it’s better than working till 4 am, going to sleep, and returning to work at 9 am (and that’s what I did). But it seems that wrapping yourself in a futon helps a lot!

That’s NOT a good picture!

I already know that with two deadlines today (5 pm and 8 pm) I won’t be going anywhere, but my futon still makes it better. How I’ve managed to live so long without one is beyond me.

anime: Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou


Grim reminder (keep your software updated)

You know that feeling you get when you’re working on something you are sick of and there are approximately 3 hours of work left and your program stops responding and it’s 1 am? And then it says that there is no auto-saved version of your document because you should’ve updated that software long ago?


And my fridge is so loud!

Insomnia, anyone?

They say that insomnia builds character. I would like to think that mine is already done. I’m a really determined person. Determined to fall asleep.

2 AM and I’m still awake, working on a song
If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer
Inside of me threatening the life it belongs to

I blame K. who messaged me that what I wrote is unsingeable (is that even a word?) but failed to give me any significant details or pointers. Well, he was just doing me a favor, so it’s ok. But that triggered my insomnia. So now there is music in me and there are words and sleep seems unattainable.

Sleepless in Tokyo


Everything stops for tea

There is one good thing about working from home all day any day. It’s tea. There is this particular blend of tea that I love from a little tea shop in Kyoto – green tea with rice.

green tea with rice 🙂

I think I’ve drunk gallons of it by now. It has a soothing effect and I really need that because lots of work + lots of quakes is not a good combination.

latest quake

(Not sure if I should be worried about these earthquakes or if they are normal this time of year.)

Do you hear the raindrops fall?

No? Me neither.


It’s because I started writing this post yesterday but a bunch of things happened (some of these things called work, other – Netflix) so yeah… The title doesn’t fit anymore. But it did yesterday, around 9 or 10 pm.


Also, there was another earthquake yesterday. I’m starting to get used to them (not sure if that’s a good thing). Don’t like the feeling, though: kinda reminds me of airplane turbulence or drive in a very old car (with terrible shock absorbers). I’m prone to motion sickness so these earthquakes make me a little bit sick (fortunately, none of them lasted longer than one minute).

Anyway, I managed to do some shopping before the rain started falling and earth started shaking 😉 This time I went a little crazy. I bought:

  • some no-idea-what-this-is-hopefully-food:
I still don’t know what this is. I ate it: tasted a bit like onion pancake (not that I’ve ever eaten one). Won’t buy it again 😉
  • snacks (because life is boring without snacks)
Pocky FTW! 
  • a piece of watermelon (unfortunately, fruit are expensive here)


  • and last but not least, buns and chocolate cream!


I almost ended up buying black caviar instead of chocolate cream because: no Japanese. But I used my brain cells and concluded from its placement in the fish part of the store that that the probability of this being chocolate was close to zero. And found chocolate cream few minutes later standing next to jam 🙂