2021 Week #21

Jun 9, 2021

Day 29 of 100 Days to Offload

Zuko Picture of the Week

My black cat lying on a blanket draped on the couch, his eyes are slightly narrowed

What Happened

  • Tried to walk more this week as work had a walking goal for the first week of June. I only walked 30k steps but it’s more than I walk these days!

  • Been lazy again. I procrastinated on this post too, as you can tell.

Goals Review

  • Lose weight
    • U g h. I like food too much.
  • Read more
    • The Goldfinch expired before I could finish reading it. I was really getting into it.
    • Started reading The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende, author of The Daughter of Fortune.
  • Waste less time
    • This was a really bad week. I slept in a lot and whenever I sleep in, the day is lost. I also missed some FocusMate sessions.

This Week’s Tunes by Playcount

Top Tracks

  1. CRIMINAL by TAEMIN (~)
  2. KAZINO by BIBI
  3. Wish You Were Here by CL
  4. Grow by MUNA
  5. 死ぬのがいいわ by Fuji Kaze (+4)
  6. Diamonds by RHYMESTER (~)
  7. No Sun (toe remix) by KID FRESINO (-2)
  8. UNREAL by Seiho (-4)
  9. Hatsukoi -my first love- ft HANA by am8 (-2)
  10. My Taste ft. ZICO by dress, sogumm (-2)

KAZINO is a song that I rediscovered by BIBI. I really love the laid back rap sound. Kinda like mumble rap? But this time it’s actually good.

Grow by MUNA is a song that I fell in love with instantly. The vocalist reminds me of Julia Jacklin. Just that deep voice with a bit of a rasp. The lyrics are very touching, yearning to grow up. But there’s something a bit sad about it. Maybe it comes from already being an adult and grieving childhood.

Top Albums

  1. Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom (+5)
  2. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  3. ROENTGEN by HYDE (-2)
  4. ARCHE by DIR EN GREY
  5. Never Gonna Dance Again : Act 1 by TAEMIN (-3)
  6. Wish You Were Here by CL
  7. KAZINO by BIBI
  8. Saves The World by MUNA
  9. HELP EVER HURT NEVER by Fuji Kaze
  10. 20,Stop it. by KID FRESINO (-2)

Top Artists

  1. Joanna Newsom (+1)
  2. CL (+2)
  3. Mashrou’ Leila
  4. HYDE (-3)
  5. DIR EN GREY
  6. TAEMIN (-3)
  7. MAMAMOO
  8. 2NE1
  9. BIBI
  10. Fuji Kaze

My ATM Playlist

Japanese Breakfast always has the bangers. I was a bit hesitant about her new album but ahhh, Paprika is a good one. In the refrain when she sings, “Ooo, it’s a rush.” It is indeed a rush. This song does not sound like a typical Japanese Breakfast song. She did well with trhe marching band thing.

I rediscovered LET IT DIE(OAO). It’s very alt rock with two vocalists, a male and a female. A lot of English mixed with Japanese. I think punk bands like to do that a lot.

きのこ帝国 is a shoegaze band with some pop sensibilities. I have many of their albums downloaded and I usually skip through their songs. This came up on shuffle and I really liked it. Chiaki has a very clear voice so it makes it an easy listen. I should go through a proper listening of their stuff.

  • One Last Kiss by Utada Hikaru (~)
  • Life by YUI (~)
  • Wish You Were Here by CL (~)
  • A-L-I-E-N by MAXIMUM THE HORMONE (~)
  • My Taste (ft. ZICO) by dress, sogumm (~)
  • No Sun - toe Remix by KID FRESINO (~)
  • Rolling Stone by JMSN (~)
  • Oiran II by Meitei (~)
  • Hatsukoi -my first love- ft. HANA by am8 (~)
  • 死ぬのがいいわ by Fuji kaze (~)
  • Diamonds by RHYMESTER, KIRINJI (~)
  • UNREAL by Seiho (~)
  • CRIMINAL by TAEMIN (~)
  • KAZINO by BIBI (~)
  • Grow by MUNA (~)
  • Paprika by Japanese Breakfast
  • LET IT DIE(OAO) by Veltpunch
  • 疾走 by きのこ帝国