Sunday, April 27, 2008

got war to 39 today. and the tail end of it was a battle of not so epic proportions against RMT.

tonight is a movie night thing. yay. then there are board games. yay.

golden week is coming up. we are going to kyoto and nara. yay.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

lol what the heck is this drama...

seems to be about a little lady short on cash, her android non-'boyfriend' and a possible rich guy love interest hehe.

there was just a scene with the girl working at her part time job washing dishes in a chinese restaurant and the cooks were all yelling at each other vehemently in chinese lol.

/edit yay for research

"Zettai Kareshi" the drama is called haha.

/edit II yay for more research

dude i hella started reading this manga a long time ago lol - no wonder it reminded me of it while i was watching it haha. theyre supposed to be school kids tho >_> guess they couldnt make the material too adult without the characters being adults themselves hehe.

Monday, April 21, 2008

the weather just keeps getting better and better here. on the flip side of things though my hair totally exploded today. i dont know what happened, but i think it may have something to do with the increased humidity. i could have cosplayed hermione granger today lol. anyway my windows are open right now and it feels pretty good at 930pm. theres also a cheesy full moon tonight - which reminds me of a recommendation i need to take up on cheese curry cup ramen. the curry flavor alone is pretty fantastic as-is so i cant really imagine it getting any better than that... it is cheese though after all hoho.

the hugest yellowjacket?/ hornet? flew into my 3rd period class today. it was a mighty winged thing... it was trying to fly out again and kept on slamming into the glass with this audible 'ping' 'ping'. id hate to accidentally piss one of those guys off. i fear their wrath.

doh i have "umbrella" stuck in my head ><

Friday, April 18, 2008

apparently they made a my sassy girl drama here and man... from the clips they played she so does not live up to the korean actress. they kinda 'made it their own' to the characters i guess - they made the main dude a prof and a scuba diver and other stuff... anyway im sure people will watch it /sigh

today is a nice day.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

wow band at my base school is totally whack yo.

they were playing 'my heart will go on' and i was like, "dude where the hell is the heart?!" lol it was really bad. the style of their band is that one of the band members would be in charge of a different song - as in they conduct the band for the piece theyre responsible for... its just that... theyre really bad at conducting. man i was like where the heck is the groove where the heck is the spirit. you swear they were playing at a funeral or something... wait a minute, they were worse than a funeral. because at a funeral the musicians actually convey the emotions of pain, mourning, and lament. lol. it was such a big shock. i was like, why isnt anyone getting into the songs? there was a studio G suite that they were practicing and i was like, 'what the heck is UP yo?!' because all the movements are supposed to have a distinct feel right? like totoro is supposed to be spirited, refreshing, and childlike. laputa is supposed to be majestic fantasy, and all the fanfares are supposed to be blaring right? uh no. aw man, my heart was bleeding. like at the end one of the girls was like, 'hey how is the end supposed to feel?' (it was a retard into a last hold on a whole note) and the girl conducting the piece was like, 'eh, just normally...' and other girl was like, "should we crescendo or something?" and conductor girl was like, 'eh, err, well uh let's try it i guess.' then they played it with an almost crescendo - more like a sorry excuse for one really haha and then conductor girl was like, 'eh yeah. we can do it like that then.' and i was like - oh. my. goodness.

now im not saying the band is crap. they've got discipline and respect and courtesy and all that good stuff. they can play clean notes (though their entrances and cut offs ARE crap) and play their licks fine. they just need soul and heart and all around FUN when they play. because using your instruments to generate a series of tones is leaps and bounds away from MAKING MUSIC.

i swear i was going crazy in my corner. i think i nearly got bloody nose from the frustration haha. but yea - they dont suck, theyre just kinda zombie-like. which makes no sense because when they take breaks in the halls and stuff theyre actually /gasp .laughing. and .smiling. they treat music like an academic class i know - its part of their culture and whatnot, but you can be serious about your music and have heart at the same time too. what also annoys me is that these guys have had this piece for well over a month and have been practicing every day and yet theyre all on one dynamic, they have no spirit, their balance is all wrong, and... yea they should be better than what i heard today. the music wasnt even hard.

there are a handful of third year girls who have the right idea though. too bad theyre too meek to lay the smackdown though. pisses me off. i just wanted the conductor girls to yknow actually tell people what to do: conduct. they were being too jp - "er maybe it would be better if you..." or "um, please flutes more... better... please" or "please trumpets, be... careful at 66" they should just tell their buddies theyve been missing their F sharps, to play louder, that theyre horribly out of tune and to not lag at 66." goodness gracious. theyre all buddies too. nothing to feel bad about. break out! break away! step back!

maybe im being too harsh lol

anyway, thats my freakish american pov going crazy haha.

i'll still play with them though... and SHOW THEM THE LIGHT. i feel like a missionary lol.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

so yesterday was a beautiful day. i dont think ive experienced a more enjoyable day weather-wise than yesterday in a really long time. i decided to take a walk around town from the late afternoon until well past sundown and it was quite refreshing. when i had crossed a street i hear a yell from the other side behind me, "harooooo~!" they totally were my kidssssss =D -because i had been walking along right, and a bunch of black uniformed boys zoomed by on their bikes (didnt look into their faces and it was dark so thats why i was kind of oblivious). it made me happy because they shouted from across the street to say hello to me. yay.

i ate a chocolate cornette that i bought from a store in the station yesterday. i also got a mini pizza guy - both of which i ate as i was on my evening stroll outside. the good thing about the pizza was the smell and the taste, wow. the aroma was of authentic american-ness (was gonna say Italian-ness but the pizza i know and like is all american lol) and the taste was spot on as well. it was a great find. the jewel of week perhaps haha. no wait - my real jewel of the week is my lint brush. ive been combing all the strip malls and 100yen stores forever to find one (the paddle cloth kind, not the sticky roller kind) and finally found one yesterday at the 100yen store i frequent. ive never been so happy removing bits of lint of my dark clothing haha.

english club was today !with new ichinensei! there is a whole slew of boys which is totally awesome. now the genders are almost completely balanced! second year girls plus first year boys. huuhuu~ it's going to be a fun year. i need to get the boys to keep coming but at this point i dont think thatll be a problem - they all seem interested and jolly.

tonight is indian food night. im excited.

ah one more exciting event to recall: this morning while i was biking to school, i had to pause at a red light and noticed a proper entourage of scruffy looking young men escorting a bigBoss type person to a beautiful getaway vehicle and was like, 'omg these are the yakuza dudes people have been telling me about." this is no joke by the way haha. outside of my apt on the other side of the supermarket theres this mini residential/ business complex right on the corner. outside theres all these cameras fixed to the walls pointing at ever wing and corridor of the building. every now and then there will be some tough-looking dude outside having a smoke, or tough-looking guys washing cars. these guys are always washing cars haha. anyway i saw the entourage and i was like, "omg yakuza in the flesh!" and it was just like a tv drama. the big boss dude came out all slick-looking and in his wake were like 10 dudes repeating "have a nice trip!" nice ass car doors open, bigBoss guy gets in, doors close and then one of the cronies runs out to the street to stop traffic haha. then the nice clean car with mr bigBoss inside rolls out all easy-like haha. all the while the 10 or so random dudes keep repeating "have a nice trip!" they even did the stereotypical yakuza bow thing with their hands in their thighs elbows and knees bent while bowing lol. it was a real treat.

when i got to school i asked my teacher buddy if she knew that groups name but she was like, "yea i know those guys but... i dont know their name" then she said, "yea they use the valor parking lot at night and stuff so steer clear at night because its dangeroussssss... maybe steer clear all day too..." haha.

Monday, April 14, 2008

ive totally been neglecting blogger for the past two weeks.

to recap things into another big nutshell:

first year kids meet and greet, hello goodbye banquets and whatnot, hanami, parties, random events, special out of city practices, better warmer weather, relaxation, day 63-ish on my choco, got drg to lvl 36... and a whole lot of downtime in general.

bugs armies outside are multiplying! and the bats are coming back!

tomorrow will be peanut butter and jelly sandwich for me.