It has been a fairly annoying week in all honesty. As if stress at work was not enough, my hobby life has taken a turn for the worse too. As regular readers are aware, I found Chua Churam for a price within my budget, the seller was very quick to take the money and messages was pretty consistent, I paid for EMS etc and by my accounts all things were settled. What I did find interesting is that this seller did have some negative feedback about lost items, with the excuse being “EMS not selected not our responsibility” so I am glad that I do have email verification of EMS selection should the time come for Paypal help. Perhaps I am being impatient but I am a little weary of people who take up to a week to post, it’s usually the first sign that the item advertised was never in possession in the first place.
However 5 days have passed and my item has still not been shipped, I have sent an email to him regarding this at what would be 5:00pm Japan time and while this could be considered close of business, being a ebay seller he/she probably checks emails consistently. It is ironic that this should happen after my post on the dangers of buying on ebay! As per normal if this escalates I will be sure to post the seller’s name to warn fellow collectors.
The second subject of my woes is more comical however. I spent most of last night setting up my photo rig, a lengthy affair due to Tamiya’s ability to make a box a transformer. It took me almost two hours to get the rig set up as I was playing with background positions etc and positions for the new halogen lamp I am using. It is safe to say that the light is powerful and I still get partially blinded when I turn it on for the first time. After playing with the cameras ISO settings and shutter speeds, I was finally in a place where I had a setup I was happy with. I clicked the trigger on my camera and…
Ok the above is a lie as I use a Mac, but the feeling was the same, error notifications kept popping up when I tried to take photos. It turns out that the SD card I normally use had been “borrowed” and replaced with a 64mb SD card. So alas after 3 hours of setting up a box and getting my lights sorted I had zero photos to show for, instead I will be popping down to the nearest store and buying some 2gb SD cards.
And to top off this mid week life tantrum, Queen’s Blade Nanaiel broke off her stand.
My fingers are crossed for a relatively peaceful remaining week (especially for my birthday this Friday!) and as a result photo practice will have to wait for next week. I am hoping by that point Chua Churam will have turned up and I can post somewhat happier reports for the end of the month.
It’s all good clean fun really…
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