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12 March 2011 @ 09:36 am
Just wanted to tell everyone that I was safe. I posted on facebook, but forgot that I don't have a lot of people on here on facebook or whatever.

And my family didn't check facebook so I had to spend a lot of time calling and reassuring everyone.

But I am fine, everyone I know is fine. I didn't even feel the earthquake, and certainly no tsunamis here.

Thanks for worrying about me and sending me messages though!

Love you all! <3
26 May 2010 @ 07:14 pm
I know that paaaaan wrote a brief write up of the first show in Ehime, but I wanted to add some things to that, and then write what I experienced at the second show. In order to understand things you should probably read other reports. I don’t have the energy or desire to write more than what I am going to write here (and even now I barely feel like doing it). I will write more about the second show since paaaaan wrote one about the first.

やっぱり オニギシCollapse )

It's been a while since I wrote one of these...... This is all I can remember at the moment.

Of course something came to mind that Yoko said in the MC *after* I posted, but oh well. Adding it as a PS here in case anyone didn’t see it.

When he was talking about his weight, Yoko mentioned that he tried to get slim for Haikei. But because of the character, he was told not to loose to much, and maybe even to gain a little. So he started eating more, and then the weight wouldn’t come off.
Current Music: Yokoyama You - HOPE
15 November 2009 @ 10:25 pm
Two reasons for this post.

1. Yes, I am still alive.
2. For those who are thinking about Christmas, I have a request. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not get me anything. I am 100% serious. I have no plans to get people things, and I REALLY REALLY REALLY do not want anything. It would make everything so much easier if I didn't get anything. This is also a warning to not expect anything from me. I've never really mentioned this before, but Christmas hasn't been my favorite holiday for a LONG TIME, and since I don't know when I haven't particularly enjoyed it. Thus, I am pleading with my friends that this year we forgo the ritual.

Now to get ready for bed.
04 April 2009 @ 09:54 am
I went to the Ueno Zoo when I was in Tokyo on Valentine's Day. I took some pictures, so here they are! (look at me catching up!!)

lions and tigers and bears and .... gorillas?! Plus two shots of UenoCollapse )
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Current Mood: draineddrained
01 April 2009 @ 11:58 am
my Harry Potter husbandCollapse )

Like I expected anything else...... (OK, there is one other that would have been OK, but this is better).

I found this quiz while looking for their pictures for something else. haha

(PS the pic came from here)
Current Mood: hungryhungry
25 March 2009 @ 03:51 pm
I said I may post pictures, and here they are. This is just a sampling of the jillion or so I took on my Christmas trip.

Hiroshima peace memorial areaCollapse )

Hiroshima castle and Shukkeien GardenCollapse )

IwakuniCollapse )

MiyajimaCollapse )

random crazy things on MiyajimaCollapse )

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misc.Collapse )
Current Mood: draineddrained
Looks like I'm late in posting again.

My life as of lateCollapse )

If I feel up to it I may post some pics later on this week.
Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
Current Music: Ratatat - Dura
01 February 2009 @ 02:50 pm
Wow..... it's been a while since I posted, huh? Almost a month actually. It's not that I have been too busy, or that I haven't done anything exciting, more like, I didn't feel like it. I haven't even been checking LJ! Oh well.

I'll just do a quick bullet-list run down, if anyone cares.

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Sometimes it is strange not being in the on-line fandom, but for the most part I am glad I am not involved anymore. It's funny because any time I think maybe I will rejoin, I take a baby step and then get chased away again. The same is true for a lot of things in my life lately though. It certainly doesn't make me regret any of my decisions, and contines to convince me that there is no need for me to go back to the way things were - fandom wise, or starting some new project (which unfortunately my brain hasn't seemed to realize and thus won't stop coming up with ideas - CUT THAT SHIT OUT!).

Random, but I found that two people had de-friended me sometime since..... whenever I last checked. I also let my paid account expire (no need for it really), so I had to go adjust settings again.

OK, back to sewing.
Current Mood: creativecreative
07 December 2008 @ 08:38 pm
Today I went to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine in Kyoto, finally. It was nice, and afterwards I had curry for dinner (and strawberry cake), plus I did a little shopping. Oh, and I fell in love with this cute cat at the shrine. It only meowed when I was there but it was scared of me. I wish I hadn't eaten all of my food at lunch because I would have given some of it to the cat. :( On the way home I sat by this really nice grandma who talked to me the entire time and was so happy that she could talk to me. She was so sweet and even though I didn't understand all that she was telling me (she was talking a lot about Japanese grammar), it was nice.

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Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
05 December 2008 @ 05:20 pm
ooops..... I forgot.

Day 4 (Dec. 3):
I am happy that I was able to eat real food (sandwich) and not get sick.
I am happy that I got to talk to a student for a while and the teachers let us talk.
I am happy that I had time to talk to one of the teachers while everyone else was at the staff meeting.

Day 5 (Dec. 4):
I am happy that my students are adorable. And idiots.... but let's focus on the adorable part.
I'm happy that my co-workers are great people (who sometimes give me stuff, but also remember to ask about me).

Day 6 (Dec. 5):
I am happy that the bad school wasn't as bad as they can be.
I am happy that if I stay next year I won't have to go to the bad school.
Current Mood: tiredtired
02 December 2008 @ 06:21 pm
After feeling really sick for a long time last night, I managed to not actually *get* sick, and my fever us gone.
My students and the teachers were beyond sweet again <3<3.

This isn't something happy, but it makes me laugh for an unknown reason - I got some ads in my mailbox. They are ads for 2 call girl services, and the girls will do anything (it even lists their services, some of which I didn't know the Japanese for until just now!).
01 December 2008 @ 05:13 pm
Things that made me happy:
I didn't get sick at work.
MY VP was sweet and kept telling me to go home early.
A bunch of my students said they were really worried about me. (<3<3)
I found out that a bunch of other teachers were sick this weekend too.
My dad E-mailed me.
I didn't wreck the rental car.
Current Mood: sicksick
30 November 2008 @ 05:19 pm
tagged by kenaressa.

The rules are that for 8 days you have to post something that made you happy that day.

i don't know if i will be able to post all 8 days but we will see.

i am happy that i was able to make it to the car place by myself and get back home safely. and i am happy that i can keep white bread and clear liquids down.

i'm supposed to tag people but i think most people i know have been tagged, so.... if you haven't been tagged and want to do it, go for it.
Current Mood: sicksick
29 November 2008 @ 08:59 am
I think I have food poisoning.......
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
27 November 2008 @ 07:26 am
The new Harry Potter trailer just mocks me. MOCKS ME!

*shakes fist*
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
15 November 2008 @ 05:45 pm
Look what I did in the handicapped bathroom of the Loft just minutes ago!

03 November 2008 @ 10:04 pm
Really now....... really?

How many more times am I going to let this happen before I blow it all off?
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
29 October 2008 @ 09:14 pm
I got some free Halloween nail art stickers a few weeks ago (yay free!!) so I decided to put them on for Halloween. I have elementary school Thursday and Friday so hopefully the kids will get a kick out of it. I wish there had been some more designs, but hey, whatever. Free!

Current Mood: mischievousmischievous
19 October 2008 @ 06:44 pm
Today, pretty much for the hell of it, I went to Kyoto. First I went to the Kyoto National Museum. Their special exhibit was black and gold makie. Some of the stuff was absolutely gorgeous. You can see some of it here. I then headed over to Tofukuji since it is just one stop away. As I was leaving some dude came up and asked to take a picture of me in front of the temple. I was like "umm.... OK." Then he wanted to get one of us together. So, we did. I stood there for a second trying to figure out if he still wanted to talk to me but he moved off so I just left. He didn't chase after me so I have no idea what that was all about.

Anyway, I was too early to see the autumn foliage (haha), but I still took a bunch of pictures. Highlights are under the cut.

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Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
19 October 2008 @ 12:21 am
Should I take the high road and treat people like I want to be treated? Or should I treat them like I have been treated? And if I should pick the first one do I have the right to be upset or disappointed when I am turned down or mistreated or taken advantage of or whatever again? More importantly should I even care or bother?
14 October 2008 @ 07:44 pm
Not many students commented on the apron (I think a lot couldn't see it since when they saw me I was behind people or behind the counter, etc.,) but the cookies were a success!

We made Kanpyou cookies. If you are like me then you are wondering "wtf is kanpyou." So, I looked it up on Friday as soon as I got the directions (which I translated over the weekend for myself). I found that kanpyou is "strips of dried gourd." .... great that tells me nothing. So, I turned to wikipedia. It told me that they are calabash, and I followed a link to that article. I was a bit distrusting because it didn't sound much like a cookie (especially when I looked at the ingredients), but it turned out pretty good. The kanpyou tasted a bit like dried fruit when put into the cookies.

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Current Mood: sicksick
13 October 2008 @ 05:53 pm
Ever since I started at my new school I wanted to join in with some cooking. OK, not since the beginning but ever since I found out that the kids cook. Anyway, I mentioned it to the home ec teacher and this time she invited me to join the kids elective class tomorrow (we are making cookies). Of course this meant that I needed an apron.

I went and bought a black one with the intention of decorating it a bit. Now, I didn't do too too much seeing as this is for cooking and all (not that I ever wear aprons). I know that I made the pirate patch crooked, but I don't care. I did my best sewing it on by hand there at the corner of the pocket.

I feel like it is missing something, but I am not sure what....

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EDIT: As per Annie's suggestion I ended up adding my name. I messed up a little as I pulled the film off the letter "B" but I think it still looks OK. I mean, I did the letters and some of the sewing with a fever and a bad headache so not too bad at all.

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Current Mood: hothot
12 October 2008 @ 09:22 am
Two weekends ago I went to Osaka. I rode the Ferris wheel at Hep 5 and we were there just as the sun was setting. So, I snapped a few (haha) pics. Here are a select few.

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Current Mood: sicksick
11 October 2008 @ 05:00 pm
“Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” - Edmund Burke

“Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Current Mood: sicksick
28 September 2008 @ 11:48 pm
Sometimes it really sucks to be right.
25 September 2008 @ 05:19 pm
OMG Heroes! <3<3<3<3

I can't wait to see what Television Without Pity has to say. And THANK GOD it was two episodes long. KYAA!

In other news, did anyone else watch the first episode of SNL? I watched it because I read about the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler doing Sarah Palin/Clinton skit. That skit was class but the rest of the episode.... blah. It had been ages since I watched SNL and I had no idea Kenan Thompson was on the show now. I remember back in the day when he was on All That.
Current Mood: sicksick

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Current Music: Apocalyptia - I Don't Care
13 September 2008 @ 05:59 pm

06 September 2008 @ 11:30 pm

01 September 2008 @ 01:12 pm
The Subway (sandwich) restaurant in my town is gone. NOOOOOOO

*hoping it just moved*

PS - I had some errands to run, and since it was a half-day I took advantage of it. Lucky for me because I got a refund to cash, and that can only be done at certain hours on certain days.