Weekly Finance vol. 117

In

Still nothing =)

Future In

Started selling some RAMs except no one bought it last week ;_;

Put up some more unused computer parts and I’m hoping to finish selling all the unused parts by end of next month. And then maybe start looking at the doujinshi and other stuff again.

I just realized I planned Suruga-Ya doujinshi stuff since last year and I’ve done jack shit about it.

Out

Bought a bunch of Kuru series related stuff. Those were expensive. I think I counted upwards of 30k in total and it’s not even complete as I’m still missing Natsukuru Trader bonus.

I don’t usually list this individually but Hunter x Hunter Greed Island opening theme song has been available on online stores since last year. I couldn’t find lossless version of it but AAC at 320kbps is sufficiently good. It’s just not quite ideal if I ever want to convert it to any other formats.

Future Out

And there went my extra maybe DC4 and Futakoi budget.

I did my budgeting for February I’m still 40k short for the eroge and stuff preorders. I’ll barely make it by March at current rate.

As for the missing 200k last year, I’ll try making them up from the auctions…

Investments

36.55% this week. That’s getting even worse. The one fund I bought few weeks ago already went down by almost 5%. Oh well, that’s one way to start this year.

iDeCo is even worse at 32.48% (14.16% yield).

Maybe I should buy even more funds… I what I thought but the system is currently on maintenance. Maybe tomorrow morning if I remember to.

Weekly Finance vol. 116

In

Nothing again =)

Future In

Selling the whole PC sucks especially if it’s self built. I’ll sell them as parts instead eventually. That also means I have to rerun memtest as I’m not going to sell the whole four not-quite-matching sticks at once…

Out

Finally preordered the Ambitious Mission Moeoh tapestry. B1 size because bigger is better (up to B1).

Future Out

DC4SH is still on hold until maybe next month. Or March.

There’s also Asapro’s Futakoi but I really need to clear up my budget a bit more before deciding. Interestingly it’s April as well just like DC4SH.

This dakimakura cover is mildly interesting but I don’t think I’ll be getting it… maybe.

I just realized I made weird mistake when adjusting budget for 2021. The original plan was to copy 2020 number (100k per month for normal account) except cut off by 600k for emergency budget except what I ended up with was cutting it off by 800k as I set normal account target at 1M a year instead of 1.2M. The end result is I missed my target by 200k =) Fuck.

Next month budget will be sometime next week so I hope I can figure out where to put them?

Investments

This was horrible week and closed at 40.96% which is a lot of down ;_; There doesn’t seem to be any particular reason either? Not from my quick look at finance news section anyway.

At least it’s not as bad for iDeCo at 38.04% (15.99% yield). I have no idea why.

Weekly Finance vol. 115

In

Sold more unused games. All of them in fact. Yay.

Future In

Still nothing this week. Hopefully I’ll get around putting them up for auction next week. I also need to remember to actually cancel Yahoo! Premium as I mentioned last week. Annoying thing is auctions made when on Premium can’t be reused after cancelling.

Out

It wasn’t planned but I ended up buying a bunch of doujinshi; digital and paper. That’s about 10k off my extra budget.

Future Out

I kinda want the tapestry from this. That’ll be 12k and I’ve got no such budget.

Similarly I’m slightly leaning towards getting DC4SH but I’m sure I’ll just backlog it for years and not to mention I’ll need to at least play DC4PH beforehand. And maybe optionally the whole DC series but I think that’s optional? I’ll decide based on my pace next few weeks.

I need to preorder Ambitious Mission Moeoh tapestry. I’m still waiting for it to appear on Amazon though.

There shouldn’t be anything else coming up anytime soon. I think. Short of Yuzusoft announcing their next title.

Investments

44.05% closing last week. After a good start first two days, everything went down the rest of the week ending it up lower compared to previous week.

Same deal with iDeCo at 38.79% (16.26% yield).

Which reminded me I should start buying things again starting this month. Buys.

Weekly Finance vol. 114

In

Amazingly sold two items this week. And that cleared up the last multiple items auction I have. I need to remember cancelling the free trial Yahoo! Premium before it ends.

Future In

Nothing yet. Maybe sometime this week? I have plenty of unused PC now which I really should get around selling already.

Out

No big purchases over the week. I did buy some ero manga and doujinshi and last month’s Moeoh.

Future Out

As I’ve preordered (almost) everything last week, there’s nothing new yet. Yuzusoft may come anytime soon now so there’s that. And of course I need to spare enough budgets for the unpaid preorders for next one or two months.

I almost forgot about Ambitious Mission Moeoh tapestry but it’s not in Amazon yet so it may be a while until I can actually preorder it. I have Saga Planets budget remaining but as it will also be used for preorders, it means it’ll take a more while to clear up the budget.

As for Kantoku’s tapestry, I’m skipping it.

Last year ended up barely on target. I hope I don’t as crazy as last year. Especially on computer upgrades.

Closing Book

Looking at last year’s closing post I remembered I made this section so here it is for 2021.

Computer Stuff

  • Ryzen system (which I ended up not needing)
  • iPhone (also ended up not quite needed as Rakuten later added support for iPhone 8 although eSim support is mildly useful and faster CPU is welcome)
  • A lot more SSDs
  • Proper BD drive for ripping stuff
  • Xbox controller and related accessories (wireless adapter and rechargeable batteries)
  • More RAMs
  • Monitor
  • Small WiFi router
  • Keyboard keycaps
  • Ethernet cards (both gigabit and 10Gbit – although I ended up with too many 10Gbit cards now)
  • Speakers (by subwoofer. Or maybe it’ll return this year?)
  • Ryzen 5900X
  • PSU (should’ve gotten 750W or 850W instead of 650W)

At over half million yen, it’s a bit too much. Some of them have been in planning for years so I hope I don’t need to do this anymore.

Eroge, Anime, etc

16 new eroges on 2021. Or 12 if I exclude preorder for 2022. Meanwhile I cleared a total of 8 titles. It’s better compared to last year but is still pretty slow in term of completion.

As for goods, I count 10 dakimakura covers and 37 tapestries. Both are down compared to previous year.

I’m not going to write down the detail but total spending is a lot less compared to last year. It’s just a bit over half of last year.

Except for FGO which I ended up spending 160k(!). Compare that to 13k previous year. I don’t think I’ll do that ever again.

Investments

45.66% last week. Also last year. That’s even more up and I think it’s highest the number for the year. That’s also a lot more compared to last year. I don’t know if this will keep up (I doubt it) but it sure was a good year for stocks.

iDeCo is also up at 39.63% (17.27% yield). It didn’t quite reach the highest for the year but not too bad overall.

Weekly Finance vol. 113

In

Even more nothingness.

Future In

Of course nothing. I did lower price for some stuff though. Probably still not enough seeing the price on second hand stores.

Out

I don’t think I preordered this many things at once before.

First off is Ambitious Mission. As mentioned before, I’m getting from four different stores for Kaguya and Yae stuff.

And while at it I also preordered the Kikka Winter tapestry. It’ll be shipped together with the new game though so it’ll be a while until I actually receive it. I’m skipping the Kaguya New Year tapestry because it’s a bit too safe. Kikka isn’t R-18 either but them thighs and thighhighs are good enough.

And then I’m also getting Nako dakimakura. Too good to skip. I think.

There’s Fuyukuru tapestry of Chiemi & Touko. I’m still very early at the game but I think I like them best at the moment so I’m getting it for now.

Back to eroge, I’ve preordered Unless Terminalia. I think I mentioned it before as well but it’s the all voice drama stores. The addition of Amazon raised the total cost a bit.

Oh and I finally preordered Aokana Extra2. It’s from Amazon because I don’t really care about the bonus. And looking back I probably should just wait and buy it second hand instead when I actually want to play it? Bad decision as usual (though this one is reversible).

And lastly and completely not planned was preordering Hokeloli (and buying Hokejo). The dakimakura doesn’t seem all that good but I like the tapestries quite a lot. Also thighhighs.

I didn’t actually have enough budget for all those above. I did some reshuffling and managed to secure just enough for the online orders (as I can’t delay the charges for those) but it’s impossible to budget for all of them at once. Especially not after the addition of that Hokeloli.

Though I think I should be able to allocate February budget for the rest of them. That said, Yuzusoft budget is currently at 0 because I reallocated them all (and that’s how I managed to secure enough for online orders).

Future Out

Nothing here. I’ve dealt all that can be dealt for the near future.

…is what I thought but I’m still undecided on Kantoku’s twin tapestry. I’ll figure it out sometime later.

Investments

43.62% this week. More up yay. Still haven’t passed the peak from this year though.

iDeCo is again a bit lower at 37.20% (16.34% yield) which is weird. For once it doesn’t follow my normal account even accounting for closing time difference.

Weekly Finance vol. 112

In

Still… nothing…

Future In

…I really should get around doing stuff for here. Maybe next year ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Out

Ikegami Akane artbooks digital edition is out. So I bought one from DMM because the initial plan of getting from DLsite seem to be going to take a while with the item missing from there. And then I remembered about Kindle a while after buying that. Considering another artbook released today (Yano Mitsuki Eushully) is still quite a lot larger on DLsite compared to Kindle, I’ll keep a look on it in case there’s higher quality for Ikegami Akane one as well. That sure is a lot of duplicated purchases. Yay DRM. Imagine if they just sell raw pdf as is and the same across stores.

For reference, there’s no difference between DMM and Kindle in term of censorship for this particular book.

Apart of that, I also bought ef series. first, latter, and fandisc. I thought I’ve already bought them but I haven’t. I’ve always considered them to be part of backlog so this practically doesn’t add anything extra to my backlog. Kind of.

Future Out

Saga Planets new title, Ambitious Mission is finally announced. A bit of DNS trouble with they new domain aside, I think I like the main heroine this time (Kaguya). May or may not have anything to do with her questionable getup. Yae also looks pretty good so my favorites at the moment are those two. Atena is a bit too big and I’m not much interested in Nijimu.

Charlotte is a bit of ??? at the moment as her character design seem a bit odd. By process of elimination she’s designed by Toranosuke but it just doesn’t seem right. The available images – character stand and one CG – don’t help much either apart of hinting it’s probably not Toranosuke. Current suspect is Kakenuke’s Ritsu illustrator Hanesaki Seika but there isn’t much way to confidently determine at the moment.

Release date is still far away so I should have enough time gathering budget for it. Current store bonus situation indicates I may be buying from Sofmap, Suruga-Ya, Trader, and Official Store. Those will be a bit under 50k and I curerntly have 30k budget already spared for them over the months. Budgeting for this should be easy.

That said, I may also be getting Kikka and Kaguya tapestry from their Winter Fes. The lack of R18 version is unfortunate and I’m waiting until Kaguya tapestry is colored before deciding.

Apart of that, there isn’t much else… oh yeah there’s Kantoku C99 Akemi/Himeru tapestry. No budget for that at the moment so maybe next year. That’s one big tapestry.

Investments

A lot of ups and downs over the week and the end result for last week is 41.28% which is… actually up by 0.15% compared to last week o_o

I didn’t expect that because there seemed to be more downs than ups. And that’s why I have this section here.

Unfortunately it isn’t reflected in iDeCo with 37.29% (16.38% yield) which is down by 0.72%.

Weekly Finance vol. 111

In

Nothing here.

Future In

Also nothing. I still haven’t done anything about the PC either. On the weird side note I also now have another unused PC. That was not very smart of me. I could’ve saved 13k by not buying new case and PSU.

Out

I just checked my spending over this week and noticed there’s nothing at all apart of groceries and food and utilities. That’s quite rare.

Well, considering the remaining safe budget for me for this month is only 1300 yen, that works out fine. The question is whether or not I can keep it until this month ends.

Future Out

Saga Planets new title will be announced next week. It’s got moon and witch? And written by Sakaki Kasa who also did Kinkoi among others. Expectation is high.

On another note, there’s not much update anywhere else. I’ll probably go with Whirlpool as usual. I still haven’t decided on Asa Project yet. And there’s no news from Yuzusoft.

Oh, and I almost forgot about Aokana Extra 2 but as mentioned in other posts it’ll be at least January before I preorder it.

Talking about forgotten thing, Sakura no Toki sure isn’t coming out anytime soon. Definitely not 2021.

Investments

41.13% closing this week. A lot of up yay. There are a few large downs over the week but so are the ups. That said, it’s still not quite back to the level two weeks ago.

38.01% (16.34% yield) for iDeCo. Same situation here.

Weekly Finance vol. 110

In

Nothing here.

Future In

Also nothing.

I’m still not quite decided what to do with this extra system. I don’t have extra GPU so selling it would also mean selling the GPU in my test system which means that one won’t have useful GPU for Windows (it still has generic server graphics chip on it).

Out

Preordered Fuyukuru Song CD and bought the late Digital Lover doujinshi. Also bought 10k FGO SQ.

And then my budget ran out for this month. There’s still some brand-specific eroge budget which I suppose I could repurpose in case something interesting came up.

Future Out

Saga Planets new title announcement is coming up this month. Probably. I have about 30k budget for them which is most likely not going to be enough if buying multiple copies but there should be enough time to save up.

Meanwhile there’s no news from Yuzusoft at all.

As for Whirlpool’s Unless Terminalia, it looks like they’re still doing that DLC voice drama thing after all so that’ll be 45k if I do end up getting them all.

I almost forgot about Futakoi but that one is still kinda far away anyway.

Investments

38.38%. That’s a lot of downs. It’s pretty much back to the number in October. Thanks, omicron. It recovered a bit on Friday but clearly not enough.

iDeCo is also down at 32.86% (14.36% yield).

Weekly Finance vol. 109

In

Nothing here

Future In

*crickets*

That said, I really need to get around selling this extra PC eventually as it’s just filling up my room. The lack of good spare GPU kinda sucks though. Maybe I should first get a cheap GPU to fill it with but at current market state it may be a bit difficult.

And of course there’s still those doujinshi stacks I need to sort out ๐Ÿ‘€

Out

So, um, I didn’t buy any goods recently.

And that’s mainly because I blew my savings this month for computer stuff. After the CPU upgrade and HDD replacement (which turned out to be not really needed), I spent some more money getting an SSD upgrade. The current one – Silicon Power A55 – turned out to be incredibly slow on prolonged load and causing errors on Windows 10 (under FreeBSD bhyve). Replacing it with a Samsung 860 EVO I had in hand and a Crucial MX500 bought new fixed the problem. And caused a bit more than 10k yen hole in my budget, resulting in negative savings for this month.

Future Out

ASa Project announced their new title, Futakoi. I’m still heavily backlogged on their titles so I don’t know yet if I’ll get this one. The premise seems rather interesting though. And so does their previous title.

Unless Terminalia store bonus info is up except it doesn’t quite list other extras properly just yet. Checking the stores individually indicates Sofmap, Getchu, Melonbooks, and Amazon may include some kind of voice drama DLC. That’ll be quite expensive.

On the bright side, this year is ending and short of me fucking up budget for next month again, I should have some leeway starting next year. Maybe.

Investments

43.88%. That’s down. It seems to have been downward over the week and it sure is down in the end. At least it’s less than 1%.

Surprisingly iDeCo is up very slightly at 39.92% (17.77% yield) although I expect it to go down right after opening due to closing timing as usual.

Weekly Finance vol. 108

In

One of the things sold last week ended up cancelled as there’s no response from the bidder. Thankfully the same thing was bid this week and it’s already shipped. Also sold some more other stuff for total of 48% loss.

Future In

Still… nothing…

I’ve been busy dealing with internet and hardware updates.

Out

A.M.R dakimakura cover preorder has started. Preordered straight away along with other goodies.

And when I thought I’m done with hardware upgrades and stuff, I find out the budget Silicon Power I’m using for system array for my server is too slow to the point virtualized Windows 10 crashing when it’s under heavy load. One 1TB non-shit SSD was then in order.

Oh and the 10 SATA cables I bought recently also ended up being shit. That was a waste of money (2400yen, even).

And because of that, I ended up buying two 8TB NAS drives when the problem is actually on the cables. Welp. Should still be useful for spares at least.

Future Out

Website for Whirlpool new title, Unless Terminalia, is finally open. No info on store bonus yet but it’ll probably more or less just like previous ones? As for character design, I’m not quite sure if I particularly like any of them. They’re all nice. It’s just there’s nothing I find outstanding. Can also a bit smaller.

I noticed I didn’t budget Whirlpool at all though. It shouldn’t be too difficult with March release.

Talking about March release, I still haven’t done anything for Aokana Extra 2. I don’t have any budget left for this year so maybe next year.

Winter Comiket 99 is coming up next month as well although I’ll probably stay home this time. Lottery for entry ticket sure isn’t helping.

Investments

44.57% this week which is surprisingly up from previous week. It felt like it was mostly down half the week but it’s still more up than down.

39.44% (17.58% yield) for iDeCo which is… very slightly up. Better than down.

Weekly Finance vol. 107

In

Sold two things for 76% loss ;_; The remaining stuff will probably all like that.

Future In

I still haven’t done anything here due to system upgrades.

Out

Finally preordered the Yuzusoft thing. I preordered it from the official store as originally planned.

Nothing much else from eroge related stuff.

Meanwhile on PC side, decided on upgrading to another Ryzen instead. The final bill is around 90k which is quite a lot. It already includes a new case and other things so I can also upgrade my dev system from old Ivy Bridge Xeon.

Future Out

I still haven’t preordered Aokana Extra 2 due to… lack of budget. I’ll probably do it next month as I ran out of budget (and some).

There’s also Fuyukuru OST CD. I don’t have any from previous series though. Maybe one day I’ll get around getting them all.

There’s no news on A.M.R new pillow cover yet. They said something is coming this month so it could be anytime soon. If not delayed, that is.

Still waiting on that Sagaplanets news… Inb4 it’s once they start the final pillow cover preorder.

Investments

43.48%. That’s… not up at all. Not much down either thankfully. I think it’s down over the week and only recovered a bit on the last day.

Similarly 39.28% (17.19% yield) on iDeCo side.

Weekly Finance vol. 106

In

Sold one thing for again 50% loss. I’m running low of things on YJA.

Future In

I still haven’t put up more stuff this week as I was quite busy with random things over the week.

Hopefully next week? And maybe the doujinshi as well?

Out

Nothing here yet.

Future Out

I’m still waiting for Yuzusoft Pentabox bonus info although at this point I doubt there will be any more significant update. Maybe I should actually preorder from the official store sometime next week.

I haven’t preordered Aokana Extra 2 either. I don’t think I’m changing plan so it should happen soon-ish.

I don’t think I’ll go ahead with Study Steady at the moment. As I mentioned last week, my Marmalade backlog is already long as is.

I have a feeling I’m forgetting something rather important…

As for PC upgrade, the pricing is pretty crazy at the moment for Alder Lake setup. And looking at some ASRock motherboard page, at least for X570 they explicitly mention ECC is supported so maybe my current setup is fine? Weirdly the one previously on my server doesn’t have any such options in BIOS unlike the ASUS board previously on my desktop. Both are swapped so at least the server now should have confirmed-ish ECC setup functioning. It’s very lacking in ports though. Even worse the ASRock B450 board that’s now in my desktop has unfortunate PCIe lane layout resulting in my NVMe running in x2 mode instead of maximum x4. Not that it matters much. I’ll check my X570 board tomorrow (in the office) and see how the BIOS is in that one. So maybe I’ll end up with some Ryzen 7 or 9 instead. And 3200MT DDR4 ECC which I found available for way cheaper and actually available compared to DDR5…

Heck, even getting a workstation board is still cheaper than going Alder Lake. The annoying problem still is the lack of onboard VGA. And that board doesn’t have enough SATA ports (fixable).

Investments

43.64%. Almost 2% up which is nice.

As for iDeCo it’s currently under maintenance…

I’ll check back tomorrow morning. 40.04% (17.49%) for iDeCo which is quite a lot of up.

Weekly Finance vol. 105

In

Sold three things at almost 50% loss total (again).

Future In

Nothing here. Apparently I said I’ll put up some dakimakura covers this week but that didn’t happen. I also found out that I still have one more PC thing I need to sold (and old USB hub).

I should get around doing them sometime this week, I guess.

Out

…nothing here. Well, apart of some SQ for FGO JP account. I’m taking the budget from monthly junk food budget so it’s probably a good thing in the end.

Future Out

On Yuzusoft Pentabox, I think the tapestries are indeed just the SFW new drawings already on the page. I’ll wait a bit more just to be sure before placing order on the official store. I just hope it doesn’t get sold out before then.

Aokana Extra 2 is actually happening. I don’t think I’ll be keeping the goods anymore so I’ll grab from either Suruga-Ya or Sofmap. Probably Suruga-Ya as they have free shipping. As I checked it just now, it’s more expensive on Sofmap because they also include double suede version of their original tapestry.

Study Steady 2 is coming. The not-Azusa seems interesting and their coloring seem a bit better this time but my Marmalade backlog is so long already I think it’s better for me to not touch this one.

And so there’s barely anything on my upcoming eroge list. Which is a good thing because my backlog is a thing.

Continuing PC thing last week, I’ll probably end up getting new Intel CPU instead of upgrading to more cores Ryzen. The main reason being either FreeBSD’s or Ryzen’s VM has some problem running Windows. Some apps just randomly crash. It was worse in FreeBSD 12 but it’s still not good enough yet. Also I really hate dealing with ECC. The cheap choice so far are either unvalidated AMD system or outdated second hand server/workstation system or overpriced validated system. DDR5 is coming and it’s got ECC for the chips themselves.

There’s no ECC on transfer channel (so it’s not end to end) but my experiences with bad memory so far have been in the chips. I’ll hang around a bit in the relevant forums hoping for some opinions and stuff but unless it’s really worse than unvalidated AMD system I’ll probably go ahead with it.

Investments

41.73%. It was up and down over the week so I’m just happy it doesn’t end up lower.

Unfortunately iDeCo went down a bit at 37.11% (16.36% yield) although I believe it’s yet another timing thing.

I had a feeling that I don’t have enough emergency cash around and after checking the actual numbers, sure enough I don’t. I’ve readjusted target for this year and thus ended up overshooting the investment spending. Not sure how I’ll recoup the balance back. Especially with the incoming system upgrade I mentioned above.

Weekly Finance vol. 104

In

Sold four things at almost 50% loss total. Not too bad I guess? Looking again, I’m not actually sure about the purchase value so it’s probably way off. I still have no good solution for accounting value of bundled items.

Future In

Uh, yeah, I’m still looking at the pile of doujinshi I should sort out.

And I still haven’t put up the dakimakura covers either.

Maybe sometime this week.

Out

Bought the entire MeltdoWN COmet digital doujinshi for about 4k. They’ve been on my backlog for a long time.

I don’t think there’s anything else in term of other 2D stuff…?

Meanwhile on computing side, I bought two 1TB SSD so I can run more VM on my server. And then one of my storage hard drive just had to die, costing me about as much as the SSDs I bought. The end result is I missed my saving target for this month by about 10k unless I sell more things before end of this month.

Future Out

About Yuzusoft Pentabox, it looks like the tapestries are using the new illustrations already on the page? If that’s actually true, I’ll just get it from official store for the calendar. Or Amazon if it’s sold out as I’ll be waiting until more definite information is available.

There’s still no other interesting thing came up.

On unrelated news, I’ll probably be switching back to Intel at least for my servers as running VM on Ryzen seems to cause a lot of problems. I’ll be doing more tests on this first though. This will cost quite a bit. I think I’ll be about at least 60k…

Investments

41.02%. That’s more up yay. Last day went down a bit but overall still almost 2% up compared to last week.

As for iDeCo, it’s even higher at 37.40% (17.17% yield). It’s even higher probably because the timing again carrying over from previous week last hours increase.

Weekly Finance vol. 103

In

Sold 5 things for 50% loss. Yay =|

Better than nothing. Also finally got rid of the unused speakers.

Future In

I noticed I haven’t put up a bunch of dakimakura covers I sorted few months ago. Maybe I should get around to finally put them up…

And, uh, yeah, those doujinshi. No idea if I’ll ever be motivated enough to sort them up.

Out

Finally preordered Karumaruka Circle dakimakura… just one Koyomi. Space constraint etc.

There was karory latest doujinshi.

I also finally bought Reco latest book. And then noticed the total size is like 50MB and the image size is only 845ร—1200 px which is rather small. Some of the smaller text are barely readable.

On unrelated note, I finally bought some 1TB SSD to replace my server boot storage. I’ve been using more VM lately and combined with relatively frequent snapshots, I’m running low on space.

Future Out

Yuzusoft Pentabox scheduled for December release. That wasn’t expected. I don’t have anything in there except Tenshin Ranman so it’s just about right I suppose. I don’t know which store to get it from yet. Probably either Melonbooks or Suruga-Ya. I have some budget for it but looking again I should increase monthly budget I set aside for those.

I don’t think there’s anything else coming up.

Oh, except A.M.R’s upcoming dakimakura cover next month. Let’s see if it’s actually up on time. Additional goods like calendar would be nice but I’m not holding my breath.

Investments

38.43% closing last week. That’s even more up. I just hope it doesn’t explode lol.

Similarly for iDeCo at 33.01% (15.38% yield).

No update on additional investment… yet.

Weekly Finance vol. 102

In

Sold one thing for slight loss. Not too bad but sure wish it’s better.

Future In

Put up more stuff for auction including some tapestries and old speakers. No one bid on the speakers last week but I’m still hopeful. No idea about the tapestries.

Out

Bought even more voice drama. And nothing much else. I should stop doing it at least until I listen to all of my backlog. I also felt like I’ve written that last week.

Future Out

I still haven’t decided on Karumaruka dakimakura. No plan change so far so maybe I’ll really end up just getting Koyomi.

Also no change from last week is eroge purchase plan. Nothing interesting announced so far. More backlog clearing, I guess. Maybe I’ll finally be able to clear my backlog next year! (yeah no)

There’s also Comic1-19 yesterday but I don’t remember seeing anything interesting from that.

Investments

34.24% last week. Quite a lot of ups over the week which is nice.

Unfortunately iDeCo is back to 30.77% (14.16% yield). It’s probably similar case as last week?

I’d like to invest some more but I still don’t have enough cash reserve…

Weekly Finance vol. 101

In

Sold a few things. I’m not sure how much loss on some of them due to being part of a larger purchase but some are almost twice the original purchase price which is nice for a change.

Future In

I… really should put up that unused speaker. It’s been sitting in my room taking up precious space. That said I don’t think I’ll do it anytime soon but hopefully I’ll do it before this month ends.

I also need to get rid some more tapestries because I’m running out of space in my box again. I have sort them first though since I’ve cleared most of my previous sort. I know I can let go a few of them so hopefully it won’t be too difficult.

I need to finish Akikuru and Fuyukuru and Aikome quick so I can go back playing those which I have a bunch tapestries of and decide whether or not to keep them.

Out

Apart of that, I bought a bunch of voice drama stuff which I backlogged. I’ve cleared a good chunk of them and my queue is running rather low… is what I thought but I just remembered I got a lot of Whisp stuff last month as I discover I can get them for cheap by upgrading Ci-En plan. It’s only mp3 but it’s usually enough.

I have 37 in my backlog now. I’ll get around listening to them all eventually.

Elsewhere, I ended up getting the Koyomi tapestry I’ve been considering for for a long time. It’s only A2 but I have a place to put up A2 tapestry now. I think.

And while looking at that on Suruga-Ya, I figured I should buy other stuff so there’s no fees incurred. I got two other stuff… and then learned the tapestry is on different store so it doesn’t really count toward free shipping and handling. And then I just ended up getting all of them, swallowing the handling and shipping fee. It’s not too much at least.

Oh, I also finally preordered Clarias F. As originally planned, I’m getting it from Trader.

Future Out

Preorder for Saga Planets dakimakura re-release has started. I haven’t finalized on which ones I want. I know I’ll get at least one Koyomi but I’m not sure about the others. I’ll probably end up just getting that one though.

There’s nothing else to preorder at the moment and considering the timing, I think there’s no other upcoming eroge this year I’ll be getting. It’s a bit unfortunate there’s no Saga Planets new title this year but the announcement could still come anytime soon.

Due to various things, I ended last month at quite a lot less savings than expected. I’ve readjusted a bunch of things and reconsidered how much my target should be for this year which then ended up with me having saved quite a lot overall. It’s already on track to be better than previous year so all is good.

It could be better but maybe next year. I also still need to spare a bit for emergency fund. I’ve been investing a bit too much – or just not saved enough.

Investments

32.19% this week ๐Ÿฅฒ As I worried last week, it dropped on Monday and just kept mostly going down over the week.

The fund I bought a while back also got its value below my purchase price. Timing mutual fund purchase sucks. Or more like almost impossible since it takes a week and the final price is whatever the following week is at.

At least it’s not as bad at iDeCo with 32.27% (14.79% yield). I’m not sure why it’s higher here. One possibility is it’s closed earlier than mutual funds and so the slight up on previous week wasn’t accounted for?

I just checked how much I invested this year and it’s barely over half what I did last year o_o It looks like the major difference is in how much stuff I sold on YJA…

Also the carry over from previous years (and eating through emergency fund).

Weekly Finance vol. 100

In

Sold one thing at slight loss. It’s probably more profitable just selling them to eroge shops…

Future In

Put up some stuff from eroge release day.

Nothing much else although I did get a box that’s perfect fit for my old speakers so I can finally sell them. Maybe next week or something.

Out

Apart of paying for the budgeted eroge and stuff, there wasn’t much else.

Future Out

When preparing for my next month spending, I noticed at my current saving target, I barely have anything extra I can spend on (assuming no extra income from auction).

That makes zero sense so I gave up and adjusted the amount to something more… sane.

I also noticed the actual amount I saved is a bit more than I estimated as I didn’t include iDeCo in it. It’s not quite 40% but the minimum target is 20% anyway.

And back to buying stuff, Saga Planets, instead of announcing new title, they’re re-releasing previous dakimakura covers. Not only that, it looks like they’re updating the Karumaruka ones so the genital part is properly drawn instead of smooth like barbie. I’ll be getting the new Koyomi.

As for eroge preorders, as I’m done with this month budgeting and not want to look at it anymore, I’m looking at preordering Clarias F next month. Nothing else is planned at the moment.

I got info that Monkeys trial doesn’t have voiced Kirihana MC during hscenes. That sucks.

Nothing else is planned at the moment and I don’t think I should add anything either anyway considering my backlogs.

Investments

Evergrande incident caused quite a big influence on the stock market. Mostly the bad ones.

It balanced out quite a bit at the end of Japanese market closing on Friday and I actually ended up at 36.02% which is actually up compared to previous week. That’s weird but sure is better than the massive drop on opening day on Monday. That said, I think the market went down towards the end of Friday (after Japanese one closed) so I’ll only find out the final number tomorrow.

iDeCo on the other hand didn’t recover with 30.27% (14.56% yield). That’s a lot of percent lost compared to previous week.

Meanwhile I used the opportunity to place a small order for index fund. It’ll take a while until the transaction finishes so I just hope it doesn’t end up at stupid price…

Weekly Finance vol. 99

In

Sold quite a few stuff for a lot of loss. Over 70%, that is. Oh well.

Future In

Nothing planned except maybe upcoming release.

Out

The biggest purchase this week was that dehumidifier above. I should’ve done this many months ago. Or even years. At least next year’s summer won’t leave me freezing cold again.

Future Out

I still haven’t budgeted Clarias F.

No other new announcement so far. Next week is probably the time limit for anyone to start preorder for titles to be released this year.

There are Sakutoki and Aokana Extra 2 which haven’t started preorder. The former has released a trial but that’s not really saying anything considering Sakuuta also had trial years before the actual release.

Saga Planets hasn’t announced anything either.

My budget went out of whack thanks to the purchase above and speaker and folding steps some other stuff.

On the brighter side there’s only 11 days left for this month.

Investments

35.89%. That’s over half percent lower. It’s been going down the whole week and only recovered a bit on Friday.

iDeCo isn’t much better either at 33.37% (15.88% yield) which is over 1% less compared to last week.

Buying more funds around this time seem like a good idea. Maybe sometime next week.

Weekly Finance vol. 98

In

Also nothing. That sucked.

Future In

And so I lowered starting bid of everything. Three items are bid already so that’s nice because I need all the extra money I can get.

Out

So I can fund Clarias F again after wasting spending the budget (which I forgot to actually budget) on FGO.

Summer Event has started and Takeuchi servant this time is Okita Alter. In semi-Lily fashion (and a normal version). Complete with Rengoku personified.

I sure wish the original Okita got same amount of highlight during her release event ;_;

Anyway, that’s all spending I did this past week.

Future Out

As for future spending, as mentioned above it’ll be Clarias F. Considering the spending I done above, I don’t think I’ll be getting Sousaku Kanojo. It’s not like I’m lacking in backlog anyway.

Talking about backlog, I just remembered I’m supposed to get Tamayura Mirai. It just never happened but I guess I should budget it somewhere sometime. I added it to my “unpurchased backlog” for now which existence I forgotten since forever.

Apart of that, I don/t think there’s anything interesting coming up for me. Oh yeah I dropped tapestries for the same reason.

Investments

36.52% this (last?) week which is one percent down compared to previous week. It was mostly small increase over the week but it dropped quite a lot on Friday. That sucked.

As for iDeCo… it’s maintenance time again ,_, 34.83% (16.20% yield)… very slightly up. Cool, I guess.

Weekly Finance vol. 95

In

Still nothing this week.

Future In

Sorted my room a bit. Precisely the tapestry boxes. I’ve pulled out a few I may want to sell and managed to reduce number of boxes to three. The boxes are pretty full at the moment so I think I’ll need to sell a bit more.

That said, I’ve only put them aside and haven’t done anything with them. Probably sometime this week.

As for doujinshi, I haven’t touched them at all. I’ve been rather occupied with other stuff and sorting them takes too much time I don’t really want to set aside just yet.

Out

I spent a bit too much on FGO gacha. I ended up rearranging existing budget for eroge and stuff and managed to not overbudget this month. That said, I’ll probably need to set aside some more for next month because summer event.

Future Out

Ainolinks Seisaku Kanojo HCG has been published recently and they seem nice enough I may end up getting it? Not quite sure yet though.

On another eroge news, Giga announced Clarias fandisk, Clarias F. New Chris route is welcome and so are the other extras. But the package version cost so much more compared to the digital one with the bonus being rather questionable in value. The tapestries better be double suede at least. Preorder isn’t up yet so I can’t confirm that part. I’ll probably still end up getting the package version anyway…

And then even more eroge news, Purple Software announced their new title, Kunako Kokuki. …dunno if I’ll get it. I’m not particularly interested in historical Japanese setting.

On related note, Saga Planets should be announcing their new title soon as well…

Investments

35.82% this week. That’s a lot of drop compared to previous week. It went constantly down for the whole week. I hope it gets better next week…

iDeCo is the same being down to 31.15% (15.32%).

It’s probably a good time for me to buy some funds.

Actually, I’ll just do that now.

…and done.

That said, I’m still off from my target for this year by a lot. As long there isn’t sudden big purchase, I should be able to hit it by the end of the year. Hopefully.

Weekly Finance vol. 94

In

Nothing this week. I kind of expected it.

Future In

Not sure if I’ll do anything this week. Maybe Suruga-Ya stuff if I feel like to.

Out

Kakenuke goods were rather unexpected. Bought Shiori tapestries (both versions) and some clear bottles. I can use the bottles when going out instead of just reusing disposable pet bottles which isn’t quite recommended. At least budget-wise, I took it from the existing Saga Planets budget wallet.

I also preordered the Muririn B1 tapestry I mentioned last week. It sure is expensive. I probably should just take the budget from Yuzusoft budget. I’ll adjust accordingly by the end of this month as needed.

I also bought a bunch of doujinshi, both digital and physical. The A.M.R doujinshi was surprising. Interestingly there’s no announcement from her twitter account…

Future Out

This tapestry is rather interesting… I’ll decide on this sometime later.

Saga Planets new title announcement may come anytime soon now.

Sakura no Toki on the other hand, the official site is finally updated with a release date… for trial version.

I think that’s it for the upcoming stuff?

Investments

38.82% last week. Another one percent increase. Nice.

As for iDeCo, it’s currently at 33.09% (16.19% yield) which is up for both compared to last week (finally).

Weekly Finance vol. 93

In

Finally got rid of the old monitor. Hopefully it arrives at destination in one piece. Also sold two other things for some 50% loss.

Future In

I guess I should move on to sorting out stuff for Suruga-Ya now. Or soon. Or later.

There are still a few more tapestries and covers I may want to sell as well.

Out

Bought digital version of some older doujinshi… and not much else.

Future Out

Nothing particularly interesting on summer doujin thingy so far.

As for FGO, there’s nothing interesting.

Preorder (?) for Moeoh tapestries should be up tomorrow but I’m not sure if I’m going forward with getting Muririn tapestry.

Investments

37.64%! That’s some increase. It also broke some nice number for me. And it’d look even better if I throw in some more sometime this month (imagine 2.7M, and throwing 300k would make it nice 3M).

As for iDeCo, it barely went up at 32.32% with the yield actually went down to 15.51%.

Weekly Finance vol. 92

In

Sold three things! The loss isn’t too bad either at around 20%. Could be worse.

Future In

I put up more tapestries last week. Some of them are sold already which is nice.

I still haven’t put up the monitor though. Hopefully this week.

Out

Accompanying the writing of Melonbooks ripping tool I did last week, I ended up buying quite a few doujinshi and eromanga last week. The nice thing about Melonbooks web reader is it seems like they provide the best quality they have. And without the stupid black border to fit the image in multiply of JPEG blocks.

There was also this Yuzusoft ASMR brand new title.

Future Out

Even after all those crap, thankfully my saving target for last month was safely achieved.

It looks like Yuzusoft won’t be releasing eroge anytime soon. That was a disappointment.

Up next would be Sagaplanets. Announcement sometime this month maybe?

There’s also Whirlpool but I have no idea when they’ll do another full price title. I don’t think I’ll get their upcoming Shiromochi one. I’ll just get them sometime later once I clear my backlogs. Or if they release a bundle pack containing that and all the following fandisks and sequels (like Nekonin).

FGO goods full lineup will be announced soon. My main hope is a new servant tapestry series, specifically Saber Alter (Shinjuku ver.).

It’s also August which means usually summer event. The closest thing I may be interested in getting is Muririn tapestry from Dengeki Moeoh. There’s nothing interesting from doujin side yet.

Investments

36.51% closing last week. It felt like it was a lot of downs during the week but apparently it ended up going up quite a bit over previous week? It guess the jump on Monday covered the downward trend over the week.

Similarly for iDeCo at 32.11% (16.15% yield).

It’s August already and I’ve barely done any additional purchases.

Weekly Finance vol. 91

Still need 3 more grails

In

I put up four more stuff for auction and sold two of them. Both at loss at around 40%. I probably should’ve set at least one of them a bit higher.

Future In

I still haven’t gotten around preparing to get rid of the monitor. I don’t know about next week. Maybe the following week. FGO 6th Anniversary is coming up.

…similarly for other things.

Out

I bought a bunch of doujins that’s on discount on DLsite.

I also ended up preordering Date A Live Tobiichi Origami Tapestry ๐Ÿ‘€ I feel like it’s been ages since I last bought an anime tapestry. Unless I count FGO in ๐Ÿค” Even then they haven’t done their Premium Tapestry series for quite a while either.

Future Out

July is ending soon and I still have quite a bit left in my random spending budget. That said, next month is August which means some kind of Comiket stuff. I probably should save some more and prepare for it.

That said I haven’t bought much from recent doujin events. Mainly because of space consideration. It sure would be nice if more circles also do digital release. Preferably not on Melonbooks because of their DRM Nevermind I ended up writing a downloader for Melonbooks browser viewer. It ended up better than DMM because there’s no stupid black border and the size seem to match full download size. Whee.

Investments

Latter half of last week was holiday so the number is probably off but it’s 34.22% which is down by over 1% compared to previous week. It’ll be rather interesting seeing how it goes by the end of Monday.

Even worse for iDeCo at 28.56% (14.51% yield) which is 3% down.

Oh well.

I also should throw more money… maybe next month.

Weekly Finance vol. 90

In

Finally got rid of the old wifi router and unused blanket. Both for quite a bit of loss as usual but they’re pretty low value to begin with.

Future in

I only have 6 items up for auction now.

I’ve made box for the large monitor so all that’s left is checking the final condition of the monitor, maybe recondition a bit, take photos and stuff, and finally put it up for auction.

Apart of that, I also need to finally do something about the dakimakura covers I separated out for sale a while back. The photos are taken, I just need to actually put them up.

As for doujinshi, maybe for yet another time. Probably after selling the monitor.

Out

Didn’t spend anything last week.

Future out

As mentioned last week, I’ll be buying Natsukuru and Akikuru… soon? One of them should be available at Sofmap nearby so maybe today if I can actually wake up on time.

On other news, Shiromochi Sakura is drawing for Whirlpool next title. That seems interesting although there’s no indication whether it’ll be a full price title or not.

Investments

35.51% last week. I noticed a bunch of up and down though thankfully it ended up a profit overall.

Also interesting my iDeCo went down at 31.69% (15.97% yield) which is the opposite from last week.

Weekly Finance vol. 89

In

Sold some PC stuff. It was at quite a lot of loss but more than I actually expected. I just hope it’ll go well.

My room got some extra space now. Yay.

Also one last copy of eroge (also at loss).

Future in

I probably should start selling more tapestries. And other stuff.

If the monitor I just sold arrived without problem, I’ll start looking into selling the larger one. Still not sure how to actually pack it though as I have no box with correct size.

Out

Sale of latest Eshi100 books have finally started. Good thing I accounted for the shipping cost already.

As I finally finished reading Amakoi, up next is Harukuru… which I needed to buy first. Hopefully this one won’t take forever to read.

Future out

I’ll eventually need to also buy Natsukuru and Akikuru…

Melty Blood bonus seems to be mostly up but nothing interesting so far.

I don’t think there will be anything for the rest of this month…?

Investments

34.60%… o_O That’s a lot of drop.

Interestingly for iDeCo it went up a bit closing at 32.90% (16.14%).

I need to get around buying some more index funds…

Weekly Finance vol. 88

In

Put up two dakimakura covers and one of them was sold for quite a bit more than the original purchase price. That’s a nice change.

That’s it for this week. Oh and last week’s was completed without problem.

Future in

Maybe will put up a bit more covers along the week.

I’ve also emptied a box for shipping one of the monitors. I still need to do a final check on it and then actually make auction page…

As for doujinshi for Suruga-Ya, hopefully will be done before end of this month.

Out

Pre-ordered Romi cover. The shipping is kinda expensive.

Kinda interested in this Imosucc but I figured better not to as I’ve already gotten fuckload of backlogs.

Future out

It’s July and there’s still no announcement from Yuzusoft.

I don’t think there’s anything else interesting coming up anytime soon. Although I still need to finally get around buying and reading Harukuru etc.

My budget for this month is kinda dried up already. Preparing for unknown stuff costs money.

On semi unrelated note, I did manage to reach my saving target for last month. Hopefully it goes well this month as well.

Investments

37.15% this week. That’s a lot of percents in span of a week. I just hope it doesn’t drop right on the start of the week. Or at all.

iDeCo 32.58% (16.00% yield). Unlike normal account, it’s less than 1% from last week and the yield is actually lower.

Weekly Finance vol. 86

What am I doing, even

In

Sold one thing! Yay. That was at 60% loss. It’s actually slightly less loss than I expected.

Still no bid for my old PC ;-; I lowered the starting bid so hopefully someone will finally buy it. It’s taking some space in my room.

Future in

Talking about taking space, I still haven’t done anything with the two unused monitors. I had some idea on the box for the smaller one but the box itself is being used for something else so I’ll need to figure out where to move them to.

Now I think about it I probably can put them in the empty container box I have. Hopefully I’ll be motivated enough to finally do it next week.

No plan for the Suruga-Ya thing at the moment. I also haven’t started putting up the dakimakura covers I sorted out for auction.

Out

As can be seen above, I ended up spending some more for Morgan. 10k more to be exact. Thankfully it’s not more than that.

I finally bought the Maitetsu thing. And yeah, the Monobeno one requires PlayDRM thing to play but Maitetsu (Last Run) itself doesn’t. There are a lot of things to be downloaded and I think I’ve downloaded the important ones. I still need to sort the files out though.

With that I got 90% discount on Whisp items. I have some on my wishlist so I’ll put that to good use.

I also ended up backing this Oshilove FD Ending Single Project. Not too expensive but still something. I haven’t gotten around pre-ordering the game itself though.

Future out

There’s one unexpected potential pre-order coming from Aikome extra route. I didn’t expect for it to be also sold by itself. Well, the new route is (supposed to be) free but there are a few extra goodies they’ll be selling as companion to that. I just hope there’s no store bonus involved this time. No dakimakura cover at least judging from the price.

Interestingly it’s also slated for September.

Still no news on Yuzusoft.

My budget for this month is looking rather okay so far. I had to readjust the target because the tax increase is a bit higher than I expected. The end result is I still have quite a lot of extra budget remaining. Unless something unexpected come up, I should be able to close this month in pretty good state.

Investments

34.17% last week. It went up most of the week. Except then it closed at some rather big negative number on Friday. Welp. At least it’s not down to below previous week.

As for iDeCo, it’s currently under maintenance… I’ll need to remember to update this section later today.

…and I forgot to actually do it. Whoops.

Weekly Finance vol. 85

That was a lot of money for what essentially some database entries and jpegs

I actually almost forgot to write this. I remembered about it during the whole weekend but kept putting it off.

In

Nothing here. At least the ones from previous week completed without problem.

Future in

I need to finally get around selling the two unused monitors. They’re rather uselessly just filling up my precious room space at the moment. Packing those will be quite a bother though.

Still no progress on doujinshi and tapestries and dakimakura covers.

Out

I spent 20k to get Morgan. I rolled for about 176 times until I completely ran out of free SQ from unfinished quests, interludes, bonds, etc. It was pretty annoying and I ended up wondering how much do I need to roll this time to actually get her. My last notable failure was Skadi with 242 rolls. I ended up allocating 40k and thankfully only had to use half of it. Still a very bad idea. I hope I don’t do this again at least for this year.

Nothing else major otherwise. I still haven’t bought the Maitetsu/Lose packs either.

Future out

None of things I mentioned last week have any updates.

Or almost. There’s news on Tsukihime at least. It’s not really all that enticing though. The one I like the most is Sofmap but I think I’ll pass this time.

Investments

34.66% this week. That’s barely an up compared to last week. The whole week was just very slight changes on both directions. Still better than going down, I guess.

31.21% (15.79% yield) for iDeCo. Similarly tiny increase. But hey, still, up is better than down.

Looking at the numbers I have for this month I think I can start buying more funds around end of this month.

Or maybe I should just start now… if only the system is not currently under maintenance. That was a weird timing. Oh well.