2021 Week #16

May 2, 2021

Day 22 of 100 Days to Offload

Zuko Picture of the Week

My black cat lying on top of his cat tree, looking at me angrily as he always does

What Happened

  • Third week of FocusMate (virtual coworking). Around the first half of the week, I was really struggling with keeping up with it. I kept sleeping in and taking naps after work. I think it’s because I forgot to take my magnesium a couple times in the week.

  • My Habitica character is now level 19! I lost some health because I keep slacking on immersing in Japanese.

M and little habitica adorned with a flower helmet and flower daggers. A small cotton candy coloured panda sits in front of it.

Goals Review

  • Lose weight
    • I meal prepped some imitation Korean BBQ Cup-Bop and it was SO GOOD. I still ended up ordering pizza at the end of the week though…
  • Read more
    • Still making progress with A Daughter of Fortune. I kept not eating at the table and instead of eating at my desk so didn’t make a ton of progress.
  • Waste less time
    • Spent a lot of time sleeping. Or just watching YouTube. Towards the end of the week I managed to pick myself up but that’s just due to the nature of the weekend. More time!

This Week’s Tunes by Playcount

Top Artists

  1. L’Arc~en~Ciel (+2)
  2. dress, sogumm
  3. 宇多田ヒカル
  4. Mashrou’ Leila (-2)
  5. Daichi Miura (+4)
  6. HYDE
  7. downy (~)
  8. Girugamesh
  9. Alexisonfire (-5)

Spotify recommended me a song called My Taste by dress and sogumm featuring ZICO. It’s definitely a song in my wheelhouse. Kinda of lethargic, catchy (AKA repetitive), with a good beat. AOMG is a South Korean music company and lately a lot of the music I like is coming from that company. As far as I know, they aren’t “idol” focused so they focus more on musicianship, I think.

Top Albums

  1. My Taste by dress, sogumm
  2. 15th L’Anniversary Live by L’Arc~en~Ciel (+6)
  3. Ibn El Leil by Mashrou’ Leila (-2)
  4. Backwards by Daichi Miura (+3)
  5. 第七作品集『無題』 by downy (-4)
  6. Kiss by L’Arc~en~Ciel
  7. Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION by 宇多田ヒカル
  8. 第七作品集『無題』 by downy (-3)
  9. Ja, Zoo by hide

Top Tracks

  1. My Taste (feat. ZICO) by dress, sogumm
  2. About You by Daichi Miura (+3)
  3. Garden by Meet Me @ The Altar
  4. WHEEL of FORTUNE by RiRi
  5. Backwards by Daichi Miura (-4)
  7. STAR by BiSH (-5)
  8. Because of You by AISHA (-5)
  9. One Last Kiss by Hikaru Utada
  10. 19.10 by Childish Gambino (-1)

Another Spotify recommendation, Garden is a fun pop punk track. I just really love female vocalist pop punk bands. Women in rock is amazing.

WHEEL of FORTUNE is a nice R&B jazz infused track. It’s so very J-Pop still but I dig it.