Owl and cat cafes!

Within the past week I’ve been to an owl cafe & cat cafe! :h5 The owl cafe was pretty much how I imagined and was a bit less casual than a cat cafe. We went to Fukuro no mise which is near Minami Morimachi station in Osaka. :cat2

There were many birds off to the side sleeping and doing their own thing.

It was 1000 yen to get in for 1 hour + drink. The menu is pretty okay.. drink were drinkable since even though it’s a ‘cafe’ 99% of your time will be walking around looking at the birds and holding them. You have to listen to the rules for about 5 to 10 minutes then the whole group gets to move over to the owls. They have them on a rotation system since the owls get stressed if they are handled too much. I kind of.. felt bad because obviously these birdies are not in their natural habitat :fa21

Yesterday was my birthday. I was with Yuukun all day and it was reaaaaally hot outside. I had the genius idea to drag him to another animal cafe. We went to gurguru-dou again! He likes animals but if it weren’t for me he said he would have never gone to a cat cafe. :cat3

This lil fella/lass came over and jumped on my lap 3 times! I was so happy. Kitty was also kneading a lot of dough :fa18

I think that’ll be it for these animal cafes for the year.

I had a great birthday! A few of my good friends and I went to Outback Steak house and ate a lot.
Somehow I mustered up the energy to go to karaoke for about an hour. It was fun even in zombie mode.
I got a pair of cute earrings from Yuukun at the Tenjin Matsuri on Friday. :h1

Today’s plan is to relax, do my work out DVD, and game on. :tyasumi

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Built me a computer

A few weeks ago I put together my own PC for the first time! It was an exciting process shopping around and figuring out exactly what to get. I will say that there were a few headaches along the way in terms of availability and pricing. Almost all parts are marked up anywhere from 1000 to 3000 yen so this computer ended up being over my budget. A $600 build will run you almost $800 here… even Japan made products are similarly priced so you might as well get the imported parts.

CPU: AMD FX 6300
MOBO: ASRock 970 Extreme4
RAM: ADATA 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600
HDD: Western Digital 1TB HDD (blue)
GPU: GTX 750ti
PSU: Corsair CXM 500W
CPU cooler: Hyper 212 EvO
OS: Windows 8.1 courtesy of a lovely friend.

Almost everything I got from a store in Nipponbashi (Osaka, of course)

Shebammmf :misc6

Had to replace the incredibly noisy default fan

The most annoying part was getting that heat sink installed. I’m terrified of anything that has to do with the CPU. Screwing it into place was a little scary because it needed quite a bit of pressure. Looking back it wasn’t all that terrible.. just time consuming.

I also couldn’t get a picture going because I was using my TV and didn’t have a proper monitor at the time. There was never a post beep at start up so I did a lot of trouble shooting. I got all kids of beeps when the ram was removed or if other things were removed so it had to have been fine. Lugged the entire thing back to the store I got it from and it immediately displayed the BIOS with their monitor! Anyway, it works perfectly and it turns out my computer doesn’t beep on start-up. I can run any game at the highest settings with 0 lag. I just really missed having a desktop. :h6

Late to the party… So far I’m loving Left 4 Dead 2

My room is almost complete. Finally I have a proper desk, chair, and curtains. The curtain situation seems to be my last hurdle. Gonna be in Tokyo again on Saturday so it’s going to have to wait until next week.

The next post probably will be coming relatively soon (within 2 weeks). I need to get it together.

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Last week I was in Tokyo again. I only had Saturday to roam around and decided to swing into 109 since my friend had never been there before. I forgot if it was B1 or B2 but we checked out the new PUNYUS store! They have some interesting stuff. Can’t really tell from that first picture but it was pretty packed and girls of all sizes were shopping. The store is pretty small though.

We didn’t try on any clothes. We ended up buying matching headbands (featured on me in the purikura picture further down). Is it just a headband? I don’t know what those things are called since this is my first time buying one. :fa3

Look at that! They just opened!

Earlier in the day we were searching for pancakes or a fancy cafe. It’s always the perfect time for breakfast with us :cat3 We wandered all over and went around in a big circle and couldn’t really find anything. The area we were in was right outside Shibuya station (H&M, Outback Steakhouse~ that area). There were sooo many izakayas. I figured we should have just stuck to the restaurant floor of a department store. We ended up going to Mee’s Pancake. Mmm mm it was good. :misc4

Definitely going back later this year.

Lastly, from Tokyo, the purikura pic that was sent to my phone.

Not the best shot but that’s the PUNYUS headband. Fried eggs pattern.

Back to Osaka: Finally… Mexican food

Back to Osaka: Finally… New computer

Obligatory computer blog coming up next. :cat5

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