Thursday, June 3, 2010

Quit y/y?

Wait... WHY do I have this blog, agian? I never update it. And, most of the people that read it I usually talk to. Like... in person (woah! :o)

Monday, March 29, 2010


Okay, first to start out with. WOAH I HAVEN'T BEEN ON FOR FOREVER AND A HALF! So yeah... Sorry >.<

So, let's see. I quit Japanese Class, because I have a nervous stomach, and It was going to kill me in my sleep (aka give me an ulcer). So yeah... And soon after that a bunch of stuff happened. Good stuff, lame stuff AWESOME STUFF. And stuff I didn't think happened outside of TV. And in this crazy span of 8ish months that I haven't posted anything, I made a bunch of new friends. And they're pretty awesome... Just sayin'. ^.^ And I've resurrected my bento-making skills...

And I've really been fighting the urge to post in Japanese. Because I know a lot of kanji now, and can read even more than I can write. 8D I've even made another Japan-obsessed friend. AND got him to sign-up for JA1. Victory!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Alice In Wonderland

Lately, I guess I have been having a bit of an Alice fetish. I've been reading The Looking Glass Wars and it's an amazing book! I decided that I need to go to the library more often. Mostly because my English is going slowly down hill, I've been writing/speaking too much Japanese, recently. If there is such a thing. Anyways, I'm going to be Alice for Halloween. This is probably the first time I've planned out what I'm going to be, before October.

I can't wait until the Fall semester starts! Summer's been pretty boring, to be honest. I would've been camping for 5 days. But then my dad decided he didn't like crowds, so we had to leave the next day. After spending a bunch of money on camping stuff, there wasn't much left to do fun stuff with.

I saw the newest Harry Potter movie! It was the best one ever, so far! I need to re-read the series. I haven't even read the last book yet. Oh well. I rather read 'Little Cricket'. It's a pretty good book, too. It takes place in Vietnam in the '70s. It's not too harsh, though.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Lately, I've been 'not so lucky'. I've broken my toenail, slammed my finger in a car door, cut my ankle shaving and have a random cut on the palm of my hand. Most people would call that 'unlucky' but lately, I feal as if I am the luckiest person in the world!

Latley, it seems like I have a lot of new friends, and have gotten over all of the bad things in my mind (like keeping grudges). But at the same time I am also so, so sad.

My best friend in the world (I've known her since I was probably 2 or 3) is in Texas and I have not went to see her, even once. All of these years. There's not much I can do about that at the moment, though.

I still haven't replied to a letter that Rakko (My friend's nickname) sent me (It only took 4 days to ship from Texas to California! New record!). I feal really bad. I want to get some stationary to wright on. Or I could always make some with some sharpies...

My wallet has the most money in it for over 3 months (currently $5). You wouldn't believe how many birthdays can fin into a few months! So, I have been sewing, crocheting, and drawing like crazy!

I love getting to know people! It's nice being able to be there for a friend when they're down, crazy, or just wanting to go somewhere and have fun! Getting to know people is like piecing a puzzle together, then you step back and say "Woah!" and look at all the fun times you had. I don't like to let fun times go, so I seem to space-out a lot. Just thinking about last summer when we all went to the beach, or last semester when everyone was talking before and after class. I also like to think stuff like "What would my friends do right now, if they were here?".

I need to start planning stuff to get all of my new friends together, for one crazy epic party! I would invite all of my park day friends, my Japanese Class friends, my Otaku friends, and my old friends (the ones that are still in California, or that can make it).

I must admit, my 'priorities' are kind of off.

  1. Friends & Family (that includes my pets, too)
  2. Friends of friends
  3. Chores/cleaning
  4. Me

I think the way it was supposed to go is this, but I'm not sure.

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Me
  4. Chores/cleaning
  5. Friends of friends

Or maybe it was Family, Me, Friends... I don't know. To me, my friends are family. That's just my way of looking at things. Okay now I'm going to get all mushy and look like the first page in a book:

Thanks everyone for making me the luckiest person in the world! (I would make a list of all of the names but I'm afraid I might forget someone. I wouldn't want anyone to be left out!)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Crazy Otakuness!

I have finished both Ichigo Mashimaro (Strawberry Marshmallow) and Ouran High School Host Club. I don't really like the ending of Ouran. I haven't read the manga of either but I intend to buy the Ichigo Mashimaro series of books. Mostly because there's only 4 (although there will be 5-7 soon, I think). I will probably get around to reading Ouran sometime. And I read Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (My Home-Tutor, Reborn!) All 200+ chapters, until I found out that it's still a continuing manga... Blah.

Right now half of my friends are still in Japan (They should be returning some time in the beginning of July). Although, I am pretty busy this month anyway! Who would've thought! There are so many birthdays this month! Hmm... I think there's 7 including my friends and family. So I've been pretty busy; Crocheting, Sewing, Braiding (Kumihimo). And on top of all of that I've finished Ouran and am re-reading Fruits Basket. I forgot almost all of it. ;-_-

Oh! And here's a sentence that you've probably never heard me say before: I studied, a lot (no, not "studying")! I found out that I really like studying! Amazing, right?

I'm sorry, the main reason I probably haven't been writing in my blog is because I've started a journal. The first week of it is in English but then I decided it would be better kanji practice if it was all in Japanese. This is one of my ways of "studying". Most of my other ways of "studying" are reading manga (for historical stuff, I found out about how to make mochi and what the Tanabata festival is), and watch anime (I found out about Kansai this way, too. Kansai is kind of like the southern way of speaking in Japan, like the difference of accents and slang from California to Kentucky or Texas.)... And then of course there's Wikipedia!

Next time everyone goes to Japan, I'm going to try and go, too! I still don't know what I want to do as an occupation but, maybe my real job (not just a part-time) will be subbing. It annoys me a lot when the people who sub things get the words wrong, like: Do you like cake? When actually it's What type of cake do you like. It may seem kind of picky but it would be odd if you answered yes. Is yes a filling? Hmm...

I wish they had cuter font for blogger, my favorite is Comic Sans MS. It's so cute!

The only down side to writing Japanese everyday is that I forget how to write some letters (English) and my spelling has gotten worse. But if I didn't use Japanese everyday I would've probably gotten a lot more D's. I think I only had 2 or 3 this year. I can't believe that a D is a passing grade in most high schools! That's crazy! I thought C's were the lowest passing grade.

Anyways, I have a lot of time now since I quit gymnastics (February) and my Japanese classes have ended (April). I should go to the beach or something. I had a whole itinerary list set up and everything...

  • Go Karaokeing with friends.

  • Go to Little Tokyo again with friends.

  • Go to the beach with friends.

  • Go to the OC Fair with friends.

  • Go shopping with my girlfriends...

-_- There's still a billion of movies I need to watch, too. And Manga to read. And Anime to watch... AND MORE BIRTHDAYS! That's the only difficult thing about having a bunch of friends. I always am worrying that I'll forget someone's birthday. That is, IF THEY TELL ME THEIR BIRTHDAY! Gosh, I'm friends with a bunch of people but, I still don't know half of their birthdays! I'm such a bad friend. ;-_-

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cherry Blossom Festival '09!

We (Neil, Sun and I) meet at the fire-look-out place in Little Tokyo at 10. Then we go to the opening ceremony where there was some awesome Taiko drumming going on! It was beautiful!

Next, Ishii-sensee gets her "Teachers Make A Difference Award"! YAY, SENSEE! She is the best "official" teacher I've ever had (Although I've only had probably 3 teachers in my life, so far... :3. My mom, Ishii-sensee, a sign language teacher from SCC (he was the ABSOLUTE WORST TEACHER, EVER!) and Shimura-sensee (from Japanese Culture class, she was okay but she gave out wayyy too much homework!).

Ishii-sensee is in the middle with the short hair, next to the guy with white hair.

This is Sun, posing with Hello Kitty, who distracted us from the awards ceremony. Oh, well. It was basically over anyways!

What? Do you think I'd miss out on this photo op?

Sun (black) tries to teach Neil (white) how to play Go...

20 minutes later... How's that "teaching" going? O_O More like total annihilation! Sorry, Neil.
Hmm... Who won? Those game pieces in and on top of the plastic lids are the ones that the players have captured. See that big pile of white? That's all of Neil's captives. See the little black group? That's what Neil has captured from San. :D Not even close, Sun wins by a landslide!

Even in the big city, there's some beautiful man-made sites. I never thought I would have "beautiful" and "man-made" in the same sentence, ever.

People whiz by not even knowing that that beautiful sky line is there.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Growing pains

Lately my wisdom teeth decided that they're going to come in. I don't like the idea since I just lost my last baby teeth less than a year ago! But, I guess that's what I get for thinking too hard, too often. My teeth decide they're going to get wise, too.

Recently in my life, things seem pretty normal (which is quite odd, for my life to be normal). Usually there's always some weird sort of drama going on. Besides a few of my friends occasionally getting in a rut, life's pretty exciting. I want to get to know a few of my class-mates better that way when I'm done with Japanese, I can still see them often. I miss hanging out every week with my old friends but, It gives me some time to think. I've had a lot of time to ponder about life. I've came up with a theory that you do whatever is justice or right and things will work out well. So far it seems to be working out well for me. I'm pretty lucky, in general. It's weird, sometimes I really don't want to do something but then a second later I end up doing it anyway. Such as dishes, or picking something up off of the ground. I think I might have auto-programed my body to Tohru Honda specifications. I don't mind doing almoast anything, now. Doing some one else's homework, dishes, or even being on bathroom duty. I guess that's just a part of growing up. You start to enjoy hard work and it's benifits.

I decited to start a daily journal that I will write in every night before I go to bed. That way I can clear my head of things and I can sleep better. So far it seems to be working... In class I've been assigned one of the most difficult jobs imaginable. I have to draw very large pictures and well! I can't draw big! It's just so difficult to get the designs in ! Because the shape of everything changes. And it's harder to draw straight lines and perfectly round circles! But drawing big eyes is easy, I guess..

I wonder if there will be a karaoke contest at the Cherry Blossom Festival this Saturday? If so I can finally show off my singing skills, in a non-pressure way. But then again a few of my friends from class will be there and so with friends-of-friends... I wonder what I'd sing, anyway? Maybe "Tatta Hitotsu no Omoi" by KOKIA or "Doll" by Lia & Aoi Tada. Or something more easy-going like "Futari ha wasurechau" by Tsukamoto Shimai, Koshimizu Ami, and Nomo Mamiko. I want people to know how I sing, I'm just too shy to stand on a desk and start yelling the lyrics. Maybe if more people hear me sing, they'll respect me as a colleague instead of a little kid.