Wednesday, September 1, 2010

back in the bay. finally.

like i've mentioned before, i'll be switching to livejournal now that i'm back and getting on with american life again.

it was good, blogger. thanks for the memories.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

tomorrow begins summer adventuring starting off with okinawa! tried to get as swimsuit-ready as possible... i think for the most part i was successful at least by american standards lol dont think i can ever be the japanese standard of swimsuit material haha

anyway, as i've announced on facebook, my landlady told me that i no longer have to remove everything from my apartment anymore because i have a successor! yeah!!

english club after a successful day of filming =D

and...i'm off!


Monday, July 26, 2010

about to migrate from current apt to the building's vagabond apt. will be without internet soon.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

party, party, party

moving, boxes, garbage bags

cosplay workshop running in the background

katara is looking pretty good for being so rushed and ill-conceived @ 80% completion. best part is, i'm cosplay ready with all my flubbb gone =D

english clubs are trudging along quite slowly lol we're doing voice recording today -_-!

my student got scooped up nice and good by her hosts~ day one for her begins... 10 hours ago hehe

so glad to have stopped wearing makeup! yes! i also stopped sleeping with mosquito poison on (got bit a few times as a trade-off) but the combined result is that my facial skin condition is getting loads better!

brother moved shiina to windy so i can actually use her now - thank goodness. sad i have like no time to get 3 merits, much less grind up to lvl 80 though

justin's church people graciously took away couch, armchair, several shelves, a folding table and clothing rack, so in terms of furniture, all i have left are 3 cheap plastic + particleboard cabinets and the kotatsu (using that to finish sewing)

kind of kicking myself because i've sleeping in on every garbage day cause ive gotten totally wasted in some sayonara party or another the night before lol. next monday and thursday will be massive dump days haha.

it's been SO HOT these past few days. to think that we'll be flying into okinawa (way more hot) and then hong kong (even hotter than okinawa) just boggles my mind.

ok time to go to the recording session lol

Friday, July 16, 2010

last configuration of fun stuff on my desk

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

adult acne, please stop it already.

if anyone knows of any japanese acne deities, tell me so i can visit the shrine and dump buckets of money into it.

Monday, July 12, 2010

This is where I went this weekend. (Located in Tachikawa, around Tokyo).

lots of good stuff was seen and experienced, but it felt kind of wrong to take pictures of most of the statues and icons and stuff within the building, so i took some pictures of things we were allowed to take outside, so here we have a handsome looking lotus!

monk mascot endures true suffering LOL.

anyway, i bought a book, some tasty tomato basil bread and was happy to have been driven there and home all for 1600yen


totally unrelated - an awesome custard bready thing i got at the Fujikawa highwasy rest area! (it's supposed to be Mount Fuji...)

in terms of work, i have 2 speeches down, and 2 to go! said goodbye to almost all guys tech school folks today (which was my last day of teaching there). i pretended that i was just leaving for the week as usual and it was all gravy. no random conversations from random teachers talking to me for the sake of talking just because i was leaving - which i was grateful for lol. my usual homedawgs spoke to me like normal and it was all good. overall a nice way to finish things off despite the cruddy rainy season weather - pictionary excitement with freshman kiddies! in any case, there's going to be a party later in august where i'll get to see that school's teachers anyway so pft lol.

i wanted pizza all last week, all last weekend, and like... now. not sure if it's a good idea to actually go out and get some as i've been trying to stay away from fattening foods and activities lol. we'll see what happens when i go to the market now...

but before i go, upcoming events = toy story 3 on wednesday! and i'm going to my city's fireworks festival on friday, yukata-clad with otaku crew (who will also be in JP ethnic garb, so it'll be a sweet photo frenzy for me fufufu). been practicing wrapping myself in the darned thing for the past several days, so i should be able to do it in a culturally acceptable way come this weekend.

last thing - team male of otaku crew will be climbing fuji this weekend via the gotemba route. may God have mercy on their souls... [but hey, they booked a spot in one of the huts and actually plan to sleep! so i think they're going to have a significantly (i wont say 'easier') more-prepared experience than we did omg...]