Its been a while since the last installment of Desk Diary but at least I didn't leave it till over half a year to get todays update out ^^;
As I mentioned last time, there was going to be quite a few changes. We needed space to fit more people, equipment and stock for the production of Smart Doll.
We were looking for a new office but because my salary is so low (my pay is the lowest out of all my employees ^^;) - all the insurance companies rejected my applications. In some cases I was given the gaijin treatment - but will talk about that in a separate post ><
What we ended up doing is moving out of our house and turning the 3 floors that we have into our office - wifey and I moved into a small apartment around the corner.
Anyway, this is what the 2nd floor of the office is looking like today.
Finally did it - consolidated my computing to the MacBook Air and ditched the iMac which can now be used for editing season 3 of Culture Japan.
I save much more time now that I only have 1 environment to maintain and the processing power of the machine is more than adequate for the stuff I do on Photoshop, Fireworks and Final Cut Pro.
The red keys are a rubber hangul keyboard overlay - I can't type Korean at all without it ><
Previously used this small set of draws for figma parts - now use it for bits n pieces which I take out n about with me like my wallet n keys etc.
MUJI have a load of nice small containers like these - they feel like they take up less space as they are transparent letting light through.
Currently working on Moekana the 2nd edition which is due for release this April. Its a second edition which means that its not a completely new product but a revamp of the previous one - just like there are 2nd editions of Harry Potter where they fix spelling mistakes and wot not ^^;
For the 2nd edition of Moekana however, there are much more changes with the introduction of Kizuna and Chitose and we include Katakana too. Cards from the booster pack are also included and many of the illustrations have been revamped.
These BOSE SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speakers are incredible! I've always wanted something small with decent sound and got these for Christmas from a good friend - thanks Michele!
Very surprised at the bass and sound that this little fella can produce - currently serves up the background music in the office.
The lens makes the apartment look bigger than it is. After living in our own 3 storey house since 2005, moving into this small place feels not so great and certainly does not feel like home.
While the living room has enough space to move around just a wee bit - the other rooms in the apartment are so small that its difficult to do anything without accidentally thumping the wall with ones elbow or hitting ones head in the kitchen.
Having said that I do appreciate having a roof over my head - I am aware that there are so many homeless folks out there ><