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Finally my tiny apartment in Hokkaido is starting to feel comfy and cozy. Got a brand new kotatsu set, 4K TV, new curtains, the works! Here's just some of the new setup. Sure glad I drive a roomy hatchback to lug all this furniture around!


Popped into my local 7-Eleven today and noticed some exclusive Splatoon 3 food items and thought they might make for an interesting blog post. Would anyone be interested in reading a food review of these?


I'm so close to getting fiber optic internet installed in my apartment I can almost taste it. Just a few more days and I'll finally have 1 Gbps internet. It'll be mine, all mine! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


I've been drivin' around Hokkaido in an old 2005 Honda Fit with a CD player for about a week now so I had to go shopping for some sweet tunes. I picked up these 4 today and I'm sure I'll buy some more eventually.


Ooh, my new work hours are going to be 8AM to 3:45PM Monday - Friday with a 45 minute lunch break. I get 20 vacation days too. A 35 hour work week with a solid lunch time? Something tells me I'm gonna like this job.


Welp, turns out I'm going to be able to take 1 less suitcase to Japan than expected due to luggage restrictions. Gonna have to trim down what I take with me and do more on-site procurement of necessities. God bless Don Quijote!


Today's my last day at my current job before I spend the next 2 weeks quarantining for the 14 days until my flight to Japan (just to be safe since if I catch COVID all my plans fall apart). I can't believe I'm so close to leaving!


I get my new gaming laptop tomorrow. I feel like I should buy a game or two I couldn't play on PC before while the Steam Summer Sale is still running, but I'm drawing a blank on what to get. I'm not used to being able to seriously game on PC!


I'm leaving my old Surface Pro 3 and Alienware Steam Machine behind and grabbing an Asus ROG Zephrus G14 (2022) to take with me to Japan. It's a mighty upgrade, but I'm going to miss those two potatoes. I'd been using them since 2014. End of an era.


I'm drunk as hell off local craft beer right now and I must say of all the sundry things I will miss moving to Japan next month the delectable concoctions of my local brewery will be one of them. Bless Jimmy Carter for making homebrewing free of taxation!


Today marks exactly 1 month until my move to Japan. To say I have a bit of trepidation would be an understatement, but I've lived in Japan before. I'll be just fine this time around...right?


Who knew preparation for moving to the other side of the planet could be so complicated? Appointments, phone calls, applications, meetings, etc. And I'm still a month out from leaving for Hokkaido! Next I gotta get an International Driver's Permit!


My mother bought me a Japan Crate subscription box to celebrate me working in Japan this summer and it included a can of Skal, a lovely skim-milk based soda I drank occasionally when I was in Tokyo in 2016. Don't knock it 'til you try it, folks!


Nobunaga's Ambition boxart makes for a great phone wallpaper.


Decided to finally jump on Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV for Switch. I've always been a fan of Kou Shibusawa strategy games. It's solid so far. Still perfer Nobunaga's Ambition: SoI. Hope NA: Rebirth is a step in the right direction after Taishi.


I'm really enjoying Bloom on the Playdate. In love with the aesthetic and soundtrack.


I got shortlisted for the 2022 JET Program this week, so it looks like yours truly will be working in Japan come July. Banzai!


My new microphone has gotten me a few good voiceover gigs so far, but it's also opened a whole new world of shitposting possibilities for me. Here's just one of those:


Looking for something to listen to while you study or do chores, fellow Dtoiders? Why not listen to this silly radio show/playlist I put together? It's hosted by yours truly and features 5 fun Citypop/J-Rock tracks with humorous interludes inbetween.


Here's a 40 second voice acting shitpost I made in 10 minutes, this time of the Crash Bandicoot variety. Invest in Wumpa Coin today!


Here's a fun little story concept I made for a Shadow the Hedgehog 2 delivered in classic Sonic Adventure 2 recap style. Had fun trying to imitate Kirk Thornton's take on Shadow. I like the idea of bringing Maria back as an unexpected villain/anti-hero.


This is the type of shitpost I usually make on TikTok in case anyone is curious.


I got accepted to interview for a position in the JET Program. The doorway to Japan remains open for me!


I think starting a podcast is a great way for me to get used to doing long takes in front of a microphone. Thinking about making one about VTubers, specifically one for people like me who don't watch VTubers, but find them conceptually interesting.


Only 1 day until I get my new Audio-Technica AT2035 microphone and I am seriously hype. Just the idea of my room having a full audio production setup is so freakin' cool. Not sure what I'll do to test it first, but I'll think of something!


About D-Voltone of us since 10:51 PM on 06.28.2012

I live in Hokkaido. This may possibly be the only interesting thing about me.