Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Always check your receipt!

Okay, I've just learnt a good lesson: always check your receipt before you leave a store! I had done this so many times in the past, but the total was always correct, so I thought whatever... The total is calculated by a computer anyway so it should be correct. What I didn't realize is that the cashier might make a mistake when she/he scans or enters the bar code manually.

Two days ago I went to a grocery store and bought two packets of instant noodle along with some other groceries. I bought so many things that I wasn't surprised when the total came out to be around 50 bucks. After I made a payment I just took the receipt and left the store without even taking a look at it.

When I got home I knew that I've spent quite a lot of money, so I just wanted to know what kind of stuff I bought during the day. You know, sometimes the description in the receipt is not so clear so it's kind of hard to figure out what it is. I tried to remember every item that I bought and I did recognize each of them except one of this transaction: "GROCERY 2x @3.99 = 7.98" Hmmm.... What the heck was that? I didn't recall buying two packs of an item which costs that much. Wait.... The only things that I haven't seen in the receipt are those instant noodles. WHAT???? SHE ENTERED 3.99 PER PACK??? ARE YOU SERIOUS???

If you want to know what's the deal with it, the actual cost of one instant noodle pack is 0.39. Yes, I paid ten times more than that and I bought two. So if you calculated again, that is more than 7 extra bucks. The thing is, it's impossible to go back to the store and complain now. Since the description just said 'GROCERY', I don't think they will believe me. What a waste... I could get a Laruku single with that money. Damn!!!

So the bottom line: always check your receipt carefully before leaving a store, okay? You should even stand near the cashier spot as close as possible when checking the receipt.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I want!!!

There is this one thing that I want sooooo much at the moment: L'Arc~en~Ciel poster that is hung outside Shibuya 109 in Japan, with the size of 18 meter x 4 meter, advertising for the new album 'Kiss'. Yes, I want that huge thing hanging on the wall in my room!!!

But then again it's impossible to get it... *sigh*

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Unreachable Dreams

Sometimes there are some dreams that ordinary people won't be able to reach, no matter how hard you work at it. Miracles do happen, yes. But I would say the chance that they do is less than 0.001%.

Recently I have given up on some dreams as well, because I know I've been dreaming of the impossibles. It's painful though, wondering why the miracles didn't choose me, why some people are lucky and why it is not me. But then again, I have to face the reality.

It is sad, but sadness doesn't change the facts that life goes on whether you like it or not. So what I have to do is to keep moving forward and reach the possible ones...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Tetsu is getting married!

tetsu and Ayana, both are so cute! ^o^
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I was so shocked when I found out that tetsu (of L'Arc~en~Ciel) is getting married with Ayana Sakai. It's not the idea of Tetchan getting married that I'm surprised of, but more of the girl that he's marrying. I didn't say that I don't like Ayana; in fact, I am a fan of her after watching Ace wo Nerae. But I had always thought that he was gonna get married with Kaori Mochida (of Every Little Thing) in the future. I guess I was just so busy that I wasn't up to date with the current Laruku news. I do know every time they release something but I haven't checked on any gossips for the past few years, so I didn't know that the cute pairing had broken up since a few years ago. When I was browsing on Laruku's newest PV in YouTube, I saw this video about Tetchan marriage news and I was like 'Huh? Who is this girl?' Then I realized it was that Ranko character of Ace wo Nerae and kind of wondering what was happening with Kaori Mochida. After I googled it for a while I figured out that the news about Kaori and Tetchan breaking up were ancient history. Haha... I'm so not up to date... ^^;;

I'm still happy though with Tetchan's choice. I think he's made a good decision: Ayana is a nice girl with great talents. She's very humble and I really love her acting =) Actually the most important thing is not about whom Tetchan is marryin, but him being happy. I'm pretty sure whomever he's getting married with, he will be happy, right? Otherwise why should he get married in the first place? That being said, I wish them both a happy marriage that leads to a wonderful life together... ^^

PS: I won't give too much details on how cute the couple is and how romantic Tetchan's proposal was. There are so many sources out there on the internet, just google 'tetsu Ayana' and you should be getting hundreds of links.