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.