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I came back home on Sunday from my 10 days solo trip in Japan. I’ve had an absolute blast. I got a bit anxious the third day because the weather was terrible and I couldn’t do much that day. But that was pretty much it. The rest of the days were smooth and I enjoyed it a lot.
Yesterday I started to feel the jetlag hard. I woke up around 8 am and after I came back from the store I feel asleep on the couch around 1 pm. Then a phone call from my brother woke me up at 4:30 pm. I got up and made dinner for myself. Then around 8 pm I feel asleep on the couch again and didn’t wake up until 1 am. So it feels like I pretty much slept the entire day. I slept alright during the night afterwards but woke up around 6 am and now I am starting to feel tired again. But I feel like I just need to stay awake until the evening. I am glad I took some extra time of from work because if I went back like this I would die.
Going back home made me realize that this trip has also been a pretty big break from games. I didn’t even go to an arcade when I was in Japan. (Been at those before, never enjoyed it much.) I had my laptop with me. But I was mostly using it to watch tv shows when I was resting. Which is kinda funny because I rarley watch tv shows at home. But it was nice having a moment away from games. This half year I haven’t really done much other than working and playing games when not working, and I do think I’ve enjoyed games less because of that. I think my work makes me feel a bit secluded.
That is one thing that is nice about traveling. It gives you a lot of perspective how your daily life is and how much of a routine it is. I can say that I did not look forward coming back to that, I felt pretty sad. But traveling by myself also makes think I am capable of changing what I don’t enjoy about my daily life. Optimism, yay!
Anyway here are some suggested topics for today:
- Whats the longest period of time you been sleeping? Why did it come to that?
- What is the longest break you had from games?
- What is your other “interest” outside of games or anime?
- Or talk about anything.
(yes I did listen to this on repeat while walking the streets of tokyo.)