eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Together as one)


もう11年間が立ったなんて信じられない。結成からファンじゃなかったけど嵐さんに教えられたことが非常に多いと感じています。今年のツアーを見れるかどうかまだ分からないけど、参戦出来なくても相変わらず愛し続けていきます。嵐さんのおかげで出合った方がもう何人増えてきて本当に感謝しています。ひとつの恩返しも出来ないという感じがしてもこれからも出来るだけ応援するようにしていきたいと思います。

大野くん~でっかいマグロを釣るように!(いつも大野くんに釣りの祈りを送っているようだよねw)そして、休みをさせて欲しいんです。本当に眠い顔をして笑顔をしてくれてもなんかたまに作り笑いに見える。

それに本物の嵐さんが偶然に読んでくれたら世界中のファンを幸せになってくれて皆さんが感謝していると伝えたいです。

嵐さん~愛しています!再び無事な10年間を祈っています!

さぁ!翻訳しよう!

As a side note, I wrote a really really long entry last week, and for some reason it didn't show up on people's friends lists, so if you are interested in reading/seeing it, please take a look here! (It has some translations in it as well!)

Hello bbs

Sep. 2nd, 2010 02:04 pm
eggchan: (K-Pop//SHINee - AMIGO~//gif)
Hello there bbs rice

I've been trying to sign up for this LJ messenger thing for 4 days and every time I try it just e-mails me and tells me there was an error ._.;; Frustrating. Any of you getting it to work? (Or maybe I'm the only one who has tried)

Not a whole lot has been going on with my life lately, mostly just working.. doing translating (slowly), exercising, spending time with Lotion, and... playing a little WoW here and there. thumbsup

It's been... peaceful here, I suppose :D

Anyway, I wanted to ask those of you who are interested in beauty/skin cosmetics some advice lightbulb

I take pretty good care of my skin, and usually have no issues... not a whole lot of pimples/zits or redness, but I think my last semester of school kind of killed my face and the residual effects are still there. I've got greasy LOOKING bumps on my nose/near my nose, from what I understand that's normally where that kind of thing occurs... but I've been trying to get rid of it for the past 3 months with no avail. I usually use the Clearasil Daily Face Cleansing Wash and after a while and seeing no results in my problem area I went out and tried a Clean & Clear morning scrub (with no acne treatment stuff in it, just supposed to make your skin smooth).

I used it as directed, but saw no results, so I went out and got an exfoliant.. St. Ive's Apricot Scrub, and used that as directed, gently. This one had some acne treatment in it, which I've never used before.

Well, it only seemed to make my problem areas worse and give me MORE pimples and redness... ugh. So I started using the Clean & Clear again instead, and that seemed to make it worse again. Now I'm back to just the Clearasil daily face wash, but still no changes!!

What do you guys think I should do?? I can't seem to get rid of this stupid stuff, and I just want it to go away teardrop I don't use foundation or make up or anything in the area that is having issues.. if I wear any make up it's just a little eye make up.

littlediamond Secondly I realize that I haven't really been posting my Japanese journals here as much as I used to and I'd like to remedy that flower

Japanese Journal about making fun of Arashi lol )

tv And this week's vlog! hehehehe

Oh, exciting news, though... I was invited to the YouTube Partnership program!! hehehehepeacenosign *THIS IS SO COOL~*

eggchan: (Misc//Fashion - I can see you)
Am I spamming? I hope not :x Here's my Japanese journal from a few days back: (may be redundant to those of you who are keeping up with my other posts XD;)

えーとね。

久しぶりの日記

2週間後は大学から卒業します。
自分でも信じられない。
まだ想像出来ない。

後は・・仕事を探し。
ちょっといやですw大人になりたくないよ
まぁ、すでに大人だと思うけど大学を卒業してからもっと大人らしいことをしないと生きられない気がする。自分のアパートに引越ししたりとかするんだ。

ところで、知ってるかどうか分からないけど美術学校に通っているから卒業のために論文みたいなことをやらないとダメです。論文じゃないけどね・・絵とかコミック作品を作って目を楽しませてる設計を壁に貼り出して展覧会で見せる。人々は自分の作品を見るために来てくれる。ちょっとドキドキな状況ですもん。今度の金曜日はポートフォリオを見るためにプロが来て評論してくれる。あれはドレスとか着たほうがいいけどドレスを着るのがあまり好きじゃないww

・・・ドレスを着るのが好きじゃないのに・・先週末はドレス買い物をしたんだww卒業式のために新たなドレスが欲しかった。もう持っているドレスは全部着すぎてつまらなくなったかなw2~3枚くらいしか持ってないけど。

卒業のこと以上は嵐のファン集まりを行います。非常に楽しみにしているよ。長い時間でファンと一緒に嵐の映画とかコンを見たり、相ランドで出来たゲームをやったり、ワクワクに喋ったりする。楽しいでしょう? 参加したいでしょう?ww

今まで18人くらいが参加したいと言ったんだ。祭りだよ~^O^/

ドラマのほうはね、怪物くんと素直になれなくて今度の番組構成にハマっています。大野くんは本当にほとんど30歳なの??かわいすぎる!あの衣装は明るい色もしてるしなんか似合ってる。私が30歳になるとそんなにかわいい服を着て似合ったらうれしいかなw

で、『素直になれなくて』も面白い!エイタくんと樹里ちゃんが大好きでジェジュンも出てる。ジェジュンの演技は多少に硬いけど・・ジェジュンの前演技も硬いと思ってた韓国語でも。でもジェジュン、頑張ってね!東方神起は今かわいそう・・仲良しして欲しい。どうしようもないな。でもエイタと樹里ちゃんが演じる人は付き合えばうれしいかも

で、しやがれも見てる。先週のエピソードは超面白かったww涙が出てほど笑いました。あの番組・・期待があるけど・・宿題くんが見られなくてちょっと寂しい
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Yamada Tarou *stab*)
こんばんは。teeth grin

久々な日本語のエントリーだよね。

まあ、今回何かを日本語で書きたいと思ってたけど時間がなくて、正直に今も書かないほうがいいけど。2時だからww

でも、
[livejournal.com profile] katzichanが過去についてエントリーを書き込んで書こうかな~と思って、、headphones

実は5年前、私は何をしてたか全然分からない。大学につい入って、高校の時の友達が引越ししてなくなっちゃって、、

事実は大学の生活は友達がいなかった。高校生の時はいつも友達に囲まれて数人の友達がいてくれてあの友達といるとただ幸せだった。自分の個性を見せればいい友達で、おなかが痛くなったほど笑ったりとか、おかしい踊りを踊ったりとか、、秘密とか絶対他の人に言えないことを喋ったりとかしてた。それにスキンシップ(スキンシップは適切な言葉かな?セクシュアルじゃないけど、、嵐のような仲良しだったw)のことは自然だった。友達が大学に通い始まったら、憂鬱なエントリーは内包じゃないけど、ある意味で1人ぼっちになった。(あの日本語が読める引越しした友達が読んだら、悲しくならせたくない!!)シャイになってて、声が小さくなった。新しい学校の人は私の友達になってくれたくなかったようだった。私、「自分のことは足りないかな?」とか「別の人にならないとダメかな?」と思ってた。そいう風に学校で進んでいた。

ポイントは迷子だったよ。

で、嵐のことを知り合った。人生が変わった。

自信と勇気を持った。

嵐の中には友達がいたということに気づいた。

自分は自分らしく行けば十分に気づいた。

で、嵐から新友情が出来た。何かを目指したら楽しくやりたいことをやればいいと気づいた。嵐が大好きな地元の人に会った。一緒にカラオケで歌ったりした。飛行機に乗る勇気を集めて留学することになれた。嵐のおかげで、、、すべてが出来たんだ。

嵐にすごい感謝です。嵐に会えて本当によかった。

いつか直接に言いたいけど、、
4年間。それって本当??4年がもう経った感じではないけど。

嵐のファンでよかった。

Argggggghhh

Feb. 2nd, 2010 01:41 pm
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Sakuraiba 5x10 9.30 ♥♥)
なぜ私は日本人と話すと落ちつけないの??

悔しい!!

、、、何か、、、日本語のレッスンにいて、ハイチの地震のために[livejournal.com profile] arashi_onがお金を集めてるというイベントを説明していみたけど、ゴチャゴチャになって凄い恥ずかしかった。後、レッスンから戻ってきて頭で完璧に言いたいことを言った。もう!!

何か間違うのがものすごい怖がるかもしれないから、普通に話せない。どうやってこの不安を克服すればいいの??なぜちゃんと日本語で話せなくてもお金を払うの?


I am so frustrated with myself. Ugh.
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Sho + pillow)
明けましておめでとう

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE 8D


I've got a few new years resolutions.. let's see how that goes I didn't make any last year on my journal, so I dunno how I did. But hey.. lots of stuff was done this year

GRADUATE
lightning E XER CIZE
Continue to study Japanese 日本語を勉強し続けようと思います
Work on more translations
Get out more and do things (lol that makes me sound like a hermit)
Save up money

This is probably not going to happen, but I think if I set a really high goal for myself, it might happen. If I could save up enough money to go to an 11th anniversary concert in Japan, it would be AMAZING.

I watched the 2009-2010 Johnny's Countdown. It was really cute Am I the only person who thought the rendition of One Love that Kanjani8 did was ear-bleeding-ly off key? And they were also off a beat. I can officially say that I'm not impressed But the KJ8 rendition that Arashi did was really cute lol

Anyway, HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR EVERYONE 8D 目標が実現できるようにお互いに頑張ろうね~^^
eggchan: (K-Pop//SHINee - Key in Green)

This gif has no relevance to my entry. I simply thought it was funny, and [livejournal.com profile] remiixx said I should use it 8D


Omg an actual post from me!

So.. I was watching an episode of Mago Mago Arashi recently, and Ohno and Aiba had a katsu battle. Me being a vegetarian, I've honestly never had katsudon before, but it looked SO good, and I just wanted to try it so bad..

With that said... yesterday, Lotion and I decided to make our own concoction of it! I looked up a Japanese recipe of it, and then we just kind of tweaked it and worked around it. We used fake fried chicken patties instead of the katsu, and vegetable broth instead of dashi.

If you're interested, I wrote up a recipe for it. 8D



English Version )


Japanese Version )

I've got quite a few gifs for [livejournal.com profile] spazzcrack .. as you can see, but not enough to make an actual post. Sorry guys!
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Sho + car)
Point 1: I possibly/probably shouldn't be updating right now, but that's beside the point.

I've decided I need to stop looking at my f-list like 50 times a day, because I'm afraid that if I don't I'll have waaaay too much to catch up to. (which I do)

Half of the time, it's [livejournal.com profile] omonatheydidnt and [livejournal.com profile] aramatheydidnt 's fault. I can't keep up. :(

So I've decided I'm not going to check those communities a lot anymore. I feel like it's just too much. I'm going to make filters for just my friends and important comms that I'm in (*ahem* [livejournal.com profile] arashi_on ) but that's it. Hopefully it will cut down on my LJ... "issues". >_>;;

Point 2: This is such a pointless post.

Point 3: I am having a Japanese private lesson on Thursday. But we're both visual learners, so we worked it out where I'm supposed to send her something every time we meet. A video, or a news article, for example.

I told her that I really like Arashi, but she seemed confused. Haha... so I feel kind of bad sending her magazine articles about boy bands that she doesn't really care about or know about. But hey, I'm paying for it, right? And she mentioned that one of her previous students was really into sports and she hates sports so it was really hard for her. So this can't be as bad as that.. right? XD;

I almost want to put some money down on if she becomes an Arashi fan after all the articles and stuff I'm going to be sending her.

I haven't mentioned it before, I don't think, but my Japanese partner is becoming an Arashi fan. I swear, I did absolutely nothing.. we just talked about them for a little bit. Then on Thursday, the last time we met up, she said "I think I like Arashi a lot more than before", and she mentioned that she's been watching their shows on YouTube and other sites, and she likes that they seem really close and have a bond with each other. Before she only really liked Sho, but now she likes all of them, and their music. While I was driving with her every time a song that wasn't Arashi would come up on my ipod, she would say, "Play Arashi!" or she would say, "This isn't Arashi.." and I would say, "No, it's _____ XD do you want to listen to this?" and she would reply, "No, I want to listen to Arashi". LOL

So with that, it brings the total of people I've influenced into Arashi fans THIS YEAR... to 6. Good lord. XD; That's why for some reason I feel like my private teacher will some how end up liking them.. rofl Lotion says that Johnny Kitagawa should either pay me, or hire me to get him fans.. but I swear I'm not trying to do this.. XD

Point 4: Anyway, my Arashi powerpoint is going well-ish. Embedding videos is driving me crazy. I need a newer version of PP :(( But so far I have the member's introductions, their discography, and some info on their TV shows.. plus some music videos that I'll be showing at the end :D Wheeee~

Oh yeah, and does anyone know where I can download the Odoroki no Arashi SP 3 with subtitles?
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Sho)
Okay, so I'm really late on this but I guess since I'm posting this right now I might as well say it. (I am belated on both cases, but OH WELL)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING~!

and...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 大ちゃん~!
今年も楽しい年を過ごせるように~大きいマグロを釣れるように!^^ 大ちゃんの誕生日のために絵を描きたいけど、この間描く時間があまりなくてごめんね。


Okay anyway, so on to the rest of this post. I managed to actually finish a whole article from a magazine. I mean, I've always stopped like halfway through (I have no idea why but whatever...) This calls for celebration! Or.. e-celebration, I dunno. *throws confetti* WOO!--okay enough of that.

So here is Jun's interview for you! He actually talks about some interesting things including the ARASHIC tour and international fans... どうぞ~



Please don't take this out of my journal without my permission.
DO NOT claim these as your own. I spend a lot of time translating these, please be respectful.
My comments are in italics like usual
Enjoy!

To Arashi, I feel the end of the year 2005 to 2006 became a big turning point for us. )

cherry Part 1: Aiba and Nino interviews
Part 2: Ohno and Sho interviews

P.S. Random thought -- I miss when Sho used to say "Maximum" all the time
eggchan: (K-Drama//Kim Hyun Joon)
眠すぎて、ちゃんと日本語で打てないけど、ちょっと気持ちを伝えたかったの。

何か、、自分の体の世話をしたいけど、結局もう一度遅い夜まで起きている。日本にいてた時に、私はもう少し自分のことを好きになってたんだ。ちゃんと早く寝たり、いつもパソコンの前に座らなかったり、外に行ったりしてた。健康な生活が出来ると自分に思ってた。アメリカに帰ってから、もっと運動して、自分のことに気になって、、、

でも、一番嫌いなことは、、、いつもいつもいつもパソコンの前にいる。日本にいてた間、私は日本のことと好きなアーティストのことのすべてを知らないとダメと思わなかった。何か、ゆっくりに生きたり、名古屋に通ったり、友達とカラオケに行ったりして、、、大好きなものは私の周りにあったの。すべてを知らなくて大丈夫だった。だから、なぜアメリカに帰ったら嫌な私に戻っちゃったのだろうかな?

私の大好きなものは私のところからもう一度数千マイルにあるの。嵐のことに会えるチャンスが二度とないと思う。

近づけなくて悔しいな。

でも、日本に住むのは、、難しくてありえないと思ってる。お金がもの凄くかかって、日本で仕事を受けても足りないかもしれない。それに学校からもうすぐ卒業するし、ローンも払わないとダメだし、、、日本に行くお金がもう一度取れないし、、、、

まぁ、落ち込んでいる書き込みを書きやめた方がいいww

ハロー

Nov. 4th, 2009 02:33 pm
eggchan: (J-Drama//Maki)
こんにちは!元気?まあ、この間仕事と勉強が結構忙しくなったの。でも、数日前日本語のプライベートの先生を見つけそう。十分なお金があるかどうかまだ分からないけどあの先生とレッスンを受けるように。

今、日本のことを覚えている。あの3ヶ月は私の人生をすごい変わったの。見たことがない事としたことがない事をしました。たとえば、日食を見たり、地震を経験したり、2つコンサートに行ったり(東方新起と嵐)、観光をやったり、電車と新幹線を乗ったり、東京や京都や大阪や名古屋を探検したり、神社や寺を見たりしました。それで、友達が沢山出来た。いつか日本に戻るように。いや、絶対に戻るよ。戻れるように一生懸命日本語の勉強を頑張って、働いて、お金を貯金して、日本に行くお金が十分になったら、もう一度遊びに行くよ^^自分に約束だよw

日本にいた時、私の生活がかなり変わった。いつも外で楽しんだり、買い物をしたり、新しいものを発見したりした。でも日本から帰ってから、元の生活の戻ったそう。毎日パソコンの前に座ったり、あまり外に出ないの。なぜのだろうかな、、まあ、ここは友達が少ないから外に出るのがいらないw肌が凄くいい焼けたのに、、ww

毎日日本の事をもう一度経験したいww日本のテレビを見られなくて、日本の飲み物を飲めないで、日本の電車に乗れないで寂しい。;_;うわー

でも、日本に引越ししたら、私はベジテリアン出来ないと気づいた。日本のレストランとかはベジテリアンのセレクションがあまりないから、鶏肉とか豚肉を食べないとダメだ。まあ、しょうがないね。日本に住めれば、ベジテリアンの生活を捨てることが出来るのだろうかww今肉を食べれば、胃が痛くなって数時間で吐くかもしれないwだから少しずつ肉をどんどん食べた方がいいと思う。
eggchan: (Misc//brb dying//gif)
... or is it レッコメン? Ah, whatever.

Anyway, I sent in a letter to Aiba's recomen today. Yeah.. it was to the A-1GP最強決定戦 corner. Here's what I wrote:

ペンネーム:嵐がアメリカに来てほしい

日本語をまだ勉強してるんですが間違いがあったら、すみません。

先週、両親の家にいて、父に手作りのパンを見せてもらいました。すごくおいしそうでしたが、父は「塩を加えるのを忘れちゃったから、まずい」と言いました。二日後、姉さんと喋って、姉さんはパンを作ったと言いました。でも父と同じミスしました!二人ともは互いに話さないで塩を加えるのを忘れてしまいました。それはすごい偶然ですね?さすが蛙の子は蛙です。

で、相葉さんに伝いたいことがあります。ラジオで放送しなくてもいいです。8/30の国立のコンサート、雨でも進んでくれてありがとうございます。4年前、嵐の大ファンになりました。あのコンサートは、唯一の嵐に会うの機会でした。中止だと思っていましたが、やっと嵐と一緒に踊ったり、歌ったり、楽しんだりできました。また日本に行ったら、ぜひ嵐にもう一度会うようにします。本当に、ありがとうございます!


Those of you who want a translation.. )

Here's hoping he reads it... or even reads it on air *crosses fingers* AND that it makes sense.. ugh I hope my Japanese is not despicable.

I'm still planning on writing a fan letter to Ohno.. well, I'm not sure if it should be Ohno. I want to write it to all 5 of them, but you have to address it to one of them, so I figured Leader would be the best bet. But is he gonna be too busy fishing or whatnot to read fan mail? lol

Otherwise I was thinking Sho or Jun, as they both seem professional enough to pass it along to the rest of the members. Or Nino, if I make it profound enough, otherwise he'd just throw it away haha.

Hmm... anyway. *crosses fingers*
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Jun is faaabulous)
こんにちは皆^^元気??

今、仕事にいるけど、今日しないとダメなことはないので、ただここに座っている。ちょっとつまらないでしょう?だから、Microsoft Wordで書き込みを書いている。

久々な日本語で書いた書き込みだね~?最近、日本語を練習する時間があまりないから、日本から帰ってから少しもう忘れちゃったみたい。悔しい!でも、今何を書けばいいかな~と思っているから、このエントリーは多分ゴチャゴチャしているの。

あ!カルチャーパートナーについてもう書きましたの?日本から帰ってからどうやって日本語を勉強し続けるかなと思っていたから、カルチャーリンクというプログラムに申し込んだ。日本人とリンクアップして、あの人と自分の母語を教えたり、一緒に時間を過ごしたり、自分のカルチャーを案内したりする。先週、カルチャーパートナーに2回目会った。「Midtown Global Market」というところに行って、私はメキシコの料理を食べた。カルチャーパートナーはもう昼食を食べたから、バブル・ティしか飲まなかった。英語の中にと日本語の中に好きな単語とか嫌いな単語とかお互いに話した。ところで、日本語の中に私の好きな単語は「手袋」だ。逐語的に翻訳したら、英語で「Hand Bags」になるから。超面白いと思うww嫌いな単語と言ったら、、あまり覚えてないwwでも、自動販売機を覚えるのがすごく難しかったけど、覚えた後、忘れられないw

でも、日本人は「自動販売機」とあまりよく言わないでしょう?略して、「自販機」になったね?ところで、日本人は短い単語のほうが好きだよう。4字以上があったら、日本人は短くなるwwたとえば、マクドナルドは「マック」と「マックド」になる。「カラオケ友」は「カラ友」になる。「モスバーガー」は「モスバー」になる。www「ファーストキチン」は「ファーキン」になる、、、など等。

ただ面白いと思います。でも、アメリカでもそんなこともある。たとえば、インターネットのスラングだ。「laugh out loud」は「lol」になったなど。私は「lol」と「brb」をよく使うけど、「you」は「u」になることをしない。ちょっと頭が悪くて、スペル出来ない感じがあるから。(それを思ったら私はひどい人でしょうw)

ところで、少し質問がある。「ただ」と「たった」の違いは何ですか?一つは丁寧系とか?使い方もあまり分からないww「ただ」と「だけ」をいつ使えばいいの?このエントリーで「ただ」をよく使ったと分かっているけど、用意は正しいかな~?


Well I'm pretty happy that I'm able to write that much without a dictionary now. ♥

AnS oh yes

Oct. 12th, 2009 10:09 pm
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Ohmiya is married ♥)

lmao dying dying dyingggg


I finished the last 3 minutes of last week's AnS that I missed, and watched today's AnS with Inoue Mao. SHUKUDAI-KUN NEVER LEAVE ME. sparkle

The whole thing with Mao talking about the difference between 「オレオレ」の男 and 「オレがオレが」の男.. 何だか、、分かるかも crazy girl. And.. in next week's ep.. what's this? She can ride a unicycle?? WTF

I need to practice writing more Japanese. ugh.

じゃあ、今から日本語で。最近日本語を勉強する時間が少ないので、レベルが下ったかもしれない。ヤダァ~悔しいよ。でも、明日新しい日本語のパートナーに会うつもりので嬉しい。でもね、、日本人でも私は日本語で話すのは恥かしい。どうしてのだろうか??私たちの周りの人が全然英語で喋るので、あの人の周りにいたら他の言葉で喋るのがいやだと思う。日本に住んでいた時、皆がもちろん日本語で話したので、あんまり恥かしくなかったけど、今喋るのはヤダ。悔しいの!(今日の言葉は「悔しい」みたいねw)

金曜日は2回目のAJIのミーティングがある。それで他の嵐の大ファンに出会った。私のメールアドをあげたけど、まだメールが出なかった。おかしいじゃん、、彼女は絶対送るよと言ってた。カラオケ一緒に行こうよも言ってた。でもまだメールが出なかった。まあ、私のメールアドをなくしちゃったかもしれない。とにかく金曜日また会うので、彼女と話して、一緒に遊ぶ時間があるかどうかを決める。

後は、日本に戻りたいよ。日々どんどん日本語を忘れちゃうよ。悔しいな!!日本のお菓子とか食べないで、日本っぽいところに行かないで寂しい。や、、たまごちゃん、、元気を出せよ!!いつか日本に戻るよ、、絶対に。
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Sho + ひげ roflll)
So, I'm kind of experimenting and trying to get my business expanded. Working on making some text buttons.




Visit my SALES JOURNAL OR my new Zazzle store if you wanna see more about it!


This weekend has been fun and also un-eventful. Friday, I went to a new Japanese speaking club at the U of M that [livejournal.com profile] katzichan told me about. It was pretty fun, and I met another Arashi fan there! We kind of sat there and squealed/fangirled while everyone else looked at us like we were crazy.

Saturday, I was given a free artist table at a small but fun anime con that goes on at my school every year (THANKS BARB ). The artist tables are only open for an hour and a half, so I was expecting to make about $4, but I came out with about $40. Crazy! And I hardly had any of my stock with me.

After that, I went and hung out with [livejournal.com profile] yuji, who I haven't seen in FOREVER so it was really nice to see her! I also saw some other friends I don't normally see, and it was nice to be able to chat and catch up on what everyone was up to nowadays.

And lastly, today I did another hour and a half at the artist table, but it was fairly empty for some reason today, but I still made a couple bucks I also brought my Ohno uchiwa for shits and giggles. Set him up on my box of equipment, and there was a girl who was standing at a table next to mine, and buying something. As she was buying something, she looked over and said, "There's a cute Japanese guy on a fan staring at me" hahahaha oh wow that was good.

Life is life! Work tomorrow.

I want to sub another video, but I don't have anything short enough to not turn into a huge project ;; anyone have a video they want subbed that's fairly short?
eggchan: (K-Drama//Lee Min Ho)
Slightly absent the past few days. I've been on a super Arashi-music-high lately--when am I not..? But I decided on Friday I just wanted to listen to Arashi, and removed all the songs except Arashi from my playlist. I've been listening to it since then waoooh



I also recently finally started watching My Fair Lady (or the other 5 million names it has). Some or all of you may not know, but I am completely in love with Yoon Eun Hye and, although she's been getting some harsh criticism for her acting in it, I STILL LOVE HER TO BITS. I mean, she has an ability to throw herself into her roles so well, I still can't believe she was the utterly adorable and lovable tomboy we all so affectionately loved in Coffee Prince. love

Anyway, enough of that. I realize that I still have some of your con goods. I finally got some bubble mailers and would like to be sending them out. So, if you ordered stuff, could you email me at Eggchan@gmail.com and send me your address so I can mail them out? Most of you sent me more money than needed, so the postage will either already be counted in what you sent me, or I might owe some of you money back.

I've also been thinking about the communities that I am currently neglecting.. [livejournal.com profile] spazzcrack and [livejournal.com profile] spazzcons d'aww.. I miss them. But.. with my dying/dead HDD, my copy of Photoshop is stuck on there. I never realized how much I depend on Photoshop like.. every day until I can't use it anymore *sigh*

waaahhhh I miss it.

I really want to make something special, but I can't even think of anything to make

also I've been neglecting my scrapbook post *wah*, and I think it's time for a new layout. food & drink

私の覚えた日本語をもう忘れてしまう。悲しい~ま、、日本語で話させる人がいないので、もちろん忘れてしまうね。あ~~誰か日本人を紹介してくれない~あ、そうだ。嵐にファンメールを送るつもりだと思う。数月前に、嵐にいいファンメールの送り方の説明書き込みを読んで、あ~これ複雑すぎるな~と思って諦めたんだ。でも、彼らのコンサートに行った後、私の感謝を伝えたいと思っているので、日本語で想いを書いてみて、送ろうと思う。misc

And lastly, I voted in the Arashi weekly hijaking of NTV of what I want to see again. I decided to go with the Ultra Strong Game, because I found it super exciting, and it showed such a different side of Arashi that we're not used to, while at the same time, showing off Nino's usual snark, Aiba's usual 上がったテンション, Jun's usual DoSangry, Ohno's usual .... *stares off into space*... -- oh yeah where was I? And Sho's usual FAIL.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I now have almost 150 comments on my last translation post. Wow. WOW. I was not expecting that. You guys make me feel loved so much~
eggchan: (J-Drama//Oguri Shun)
I realize that this is extremely way overdue. But I've been having too much fun, and once I got behind 2 weeks, I was way too lazy to try to update it. Oops :x Sorry guys x_x;

But omg Arashi concert in like.. 3 DAYS WTF. My brain still can't comprehend it right now, I don't think. I'm making an uchiwa.. one side says "10周年おめでどう!" and I am having trouble with the other side.

I'm tempted to put something really sappy on it, or something really strange. And for some reason when I think strange, all I can think is to make the uchiwa look like a giant hamburger that says "EAT ME" in giant letters. Although I'm not sure how to translate that into Japanese. Would it just be "食べて!"? For some reason that doesn't seem forceful enough, and "食べろ!" seems too aggressive....?

Baaahhhhh どうしよう、、、?

助けてくれない?^^;;

Oh P.S. Also woah at the DBSK activity suspension.
eggchan: (J-Pop//Arashi - Round the Group Up)
一ヶ月だけかかったけど、もう日本の生活にほとんど慣れた。私の日本語は全然ペラペラじゃないけど、電車とかコンビニとかレストランにも、もう慣れた。アメリカに戻る時、カルチャーショックを経験するかもしれない。でも、日本へ来てから、本当に親切な人だけに会った。先生方と学生方と日本人、みんな親切だし、よく手伝ってくれるし、それにもし私は質問があったら、いつも親切な説明してくれます。先生方はいつも学生達のために易しいと面白いレッスンを考えてくれる。時々、テストを受けた後で折り紙とか他のクラフツを持ってきてくれる。それに私の日本語はもう少し上手になったと思う。少なくとも、文法が少し上手になった。wで、昔より今長い文を作れる。

先週末はとても忙しかったw金曜日はゲームセンターに行って、ポップン18(ザ・ムービー)とBlazblue(ブレーズブルー)をやった。とても楽しかった^^IIDXもあるけど、本当に上手な人がダブルスをやっていたので私はちょっと恥かしくて、やらないことにした。

土曜日は新しい友達と名古屋に行った。実は学校から友達は私に紹介してくれた。彼女も嵐が大好きだから、すぐに仲良しになった。ジャニーズの店に行って、11枚嵐の写真を買った。グッズはあまりなくて、私は沢山お金を持ってこなかったので、11枚しか買わなかったw。それからカラオケ館に行って、約4時間歌った。嵐とかPERFUMEとかNEWSなどの曲を歌った。帰ってから、寮の友達とバーに行った。寮の友人のご主人は次の日にタイワンに帰るから、ちょっと皆で出かけた。あのバーは凄かった、本当に。本当の日本のバーと思う。バーの人は皆浴衣を着て、畳の部屋で遊んだw。それに凄く丁寧な言葉を使っていた。でも、私たちは多分ちょっとうるさかったと思うwwまあ、、楽しかった。寮の友人と彼女のご主人はあのバーによく行くから、バーの人を知ってると思う

日曜日は買い物をしたけど、この書き込むはもう長く過ぎになって、やめたほうがいいと思う。

英語で書きたくないwwまあ、、このままでいいと思う。またね


Sorry for the neglect :x I don't know why I keep putting off entries and such. I'm just busy studying, and worrying about money.

Well to start off.. we got 5 new people into our dorm this week, so it's definitely become much more lively around the house, which is nice. I had bought a whole bunch of flour, milk, and eggs so that I could make pancakes cuz I was kind of craving them. I didn't really know what to do with the milk, cuz there was so much of it.. so I suggested a pancake party lol.



Pancakkkesssss )


On Thursday I was invited to go to the cafe nearby that has the parfaits, "Cat's Cafe". There was a group of about 10 people going to eat the giant 4,100 yen parfait that that offer there. I agreed to join them, and we walked in the super humidity. When we got there, we sat and immediately ordered the parfait.



Let's see.. it took us 10 minutes to devour it.. )


After we did the parfait, Young and I went to the magazine/music/manga/video game store in the mall. I was planning on getting the newest Potato, and the newest volume of Nodame Cantabile. I went to the magazine section and got the Potato..






The poster :D


I'm wondering if I am over doing it?? rofl


Anyway, I ended up wandering around the music section to see if they got anything in used..


I've given up trying to find the limited edition of this, but they had the regular edition USED. The Arashi section in the used section is always empty. So... I had to ^^;;


I also found this in the used "clearance" section for.. get this.. 260 yen. It's the DVD/CD. I couldn't believe it..


Anyway, they were all out of the most recent Nodame volume. Which makes me sad, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, as it's one of the most popular mangas in Japan.

So then on Friday... I ended up hearing about an arcade with a few fighting games and such that was (sort of) nearby, and wanted to go check it out. There was another group of people going, so I tagged along with them. There's actually 3 arcades (that I know of) around here.. one of them I met them at and it was tiny and totally run down, so we ended up walking to the other side of the city (sort of lol) to the other one that they had been to. It was not huge, but it had a lot of fighting games and some rhythm games. They had Pop'n Music 17 The Movie, which made me happy.



I ended up spending 300 yen trying to figure out the menu, cuz it was really strange. In the end, I figured it out.. )


On Saturday, I went to meet a friend that [livejournal.com profile] aichijet introduced me to. She also likes Arashi, and so we chatted and.. went to the Johnny's shop :x Oh boy.. I know where it is now, so... >_>;;



I restrained myself, I swear. )


After the Johnny's shop, we ended up going to a karaoke place and singing for like 4 hours.. It was about 900 yen for unlimited time and 1 drink, which wasn't bad. I'm sure if we went later, it would have been even worse. But it was so nice to karaoke with someone who knows Arashi--let alone Japanese songs in general.

After I came home, it was one of the dorm mate's husband's last day in Japan, so we went to their favorite restaurant/bar to celebrate. It was really cool.. you get your own little tatami room with a table, and then they had really delicious looking pizza's that I'll have to get eventually.

We learned some really silly Taiwanese games, including one called "Seaweed", so for the sake of things we called it "Nori" since everyone knew how to say that lol. What you do is play rock, paper, scissors until someone wins. Then the person who wins has to pick "high", "medium", "low", or "out to the sides", and say "NORI NORI NORI NORI". If the person who lost does the same move as the person who won, he or she loses. XD If you don't, you go back and forth trying to get the other person to do the same move as you. It's basically to see people make fools of themselves. xD



Tadaaaa. XD It was super fun, and we made the waiter play the game with us as well haha.. he was really funny.

Anyway, on Sunday I went to the Aeon mall with [livejournal.com profile] chop_sockey, Young, and Tsumin. It's Raechel's last week in Japan, so she wanted to go shopping for some omiyage and such. I wanted to get a macha frappe to try.


It was nummy :D


There's also a Mister Donut in the mall, and I kept hearing all these amazing things about it.. they were having a sale for everything for 100 yen, so I decided to go for it.


But I got too much and I could hardly finish it haha. (The donut holes were 100 yen for the whole thing)


After we shopped around with Raechel for a while, I had planned to go to a movie with a few people. So me and 3 other people went to see Gokusen :D It was expensive, so I don't think I'll get to see another movie while I'm here, but seeing a Japanese movie in theaters was on my list of things I wanted to do in Japan. It was a cute, but predictable movie. Kame of course was in it, but for some reason I didn't realize that Miura Haruma was one of the main characters, which made me happy! Oguri Shun, Narimiya Hiroki, and Hayami Mokomichi also made guest appearances :D No Matsujun, but I was expecting that.. still was a little disappointed that he didn't surprise me by being in it for like 3 seconds at least XD;

Anyway, like I said it was cute, but I think a very good choice for someone learning Japanese. Not a whole lot of weird terminology that I needed to know to get the plot of the movie.

I also watched Buzzer Beat on Monday, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be :o so I'll be watching it again next week. Of course Arashi no Shukudai-kun was watched.. Arashi in baby outfits is hilarious. XD

And now this post is going to be finished because it is long enough already haha.

So... please look forward to the next extremely long post xD;;
eggchan: (J-Pop//Namie Amuro is beautiful)
I shouldn't put off writing in this because then it turns into this gigantic post of doom. ^_^;; I applaud anyone who reads the whole thing.. seriously.

Anyway.. since the concert, on Sunday I went out with a friend (who likes Arashi, but had her last day today :(( ) to a mall nearby. It wasn't the large one, but another one. This one has a movie theater in it though, so I may end up going to see Gokusen, or.. I don't know yet! :x I'd like to definitely see Crows Zero 2 when it comes out. Maybe Harry Potter?

Anyway, we walked around, did some shopping, eating, and purikura-ing. That is now a verb :) There is an AU store in there, and they had a (near) life size standee of Arashi. T__T



More pics under the cut :D )


Yeah.. hehe.. so we ended up being dorks and taking our pictures in front of it. She took the side of Sho, I took the Ohmiya side XD We did some shopping/looking around at a store that has just about everything. Magazines, books, manga, games, music, electronics, etc. It was really quite awesome. I of course, got a(nother) magazine. >_>;



And it came with...


:DDDD


I swear my room is going to be full of posters by the time I get back x_x; Anyway, after that we ended up going to a parfait place because we received a coupon from a store employee in the mall earlier that day. If you purchase something for 500 yen or more, you get a free drink. Le gasp. Well, I was excited because I heard they had good parfaits there, and I had eaten a light lunch to save room for some yummy Japanese parfaits.


Seriously, soooo good :x

Pictureesss )


We then ventured out to get some purikura. That was our original main goal I think. XD This one was a little different than the one we did before. They all seem to be different but have the same stickers/decoration stuff.. but the way they take pictures is all different. Either way I want to do the one where you can look like you're in a UFO or something. XDD



I think we overdid the sparkles.. seriously XD )


I also attempted to get these cute little bears, but failed absolutely miserably XD;


Eventually we headed our separate ways. It was fun and I hope to do lots more purikura with lots of people :D

Anyway, Monday and Tuesday were fairly uneventful. Went to class, did homework, watched AnS finally on TV :) Tuesday I watched the final episode of Atashinchi no Danshi. Ugh, what a let down, seriously -_-; I mean, I guess it was a cute, happy ending, but... I was definitely expecting more. Oh well, I'll have to look up and see what's on the agenda for next season.

On Wednesday our school had a mini 七夕祭り (Tanabata Festival). It's a little early, as Tanabata is held on the 7th of July, but I think they wanted to make sure that we could go to the real celebrations on the actual day. (I need to buy a yukata!! crap!) We had a little tree brought in and people made their wishes and tied them up on the tree. We also made designs and decorations with paper and put them up on the tree, and sang the traditional song as well.


たくさん友達になりますように ♥ 嵐のコンサートに行きますように ^^

...continue... )


Afterward I hung out with my Arashi friend who is leaving today (sadface) and we went to the cafe that's next door to our school called "きつつき". Neither of us had been, and I said well.. we're right next to the school, why not check it out? She got an iced coffee and I ended up getting a cream soda.. which I guess is blue here? XDD With ice cream in it. It was good, but.. XD very blue.



So when I returned home, Ojii-chan had come up and was talking with one of the other girls here. I guess he wanted to make me "real Japanese home cooking", but since finding out that I was a vegetarian, scoured his recipe knowledge base (his brain I think haha) for Japanese traditional cooking that didn't have meat in it. Ahhh so sweet. x_x; So.. we went and helped shell some Gingko nuts for what he was making. I had never seen or eaten them before... but, we did that and he chatted to us.

Long story about the food etc )

And that brings us to now. So, I am just going to end with my goodies from the THSK tour, and a few random photos.



More stuffs :D )


Pumpkin Croquettes. Omg so good. :x And yes, it is true that Japanese pumpkins taste much different (better) than American ones.


Some delicious egg custard bakery good. Yummy!!
eggchan: (K-Drama//Coffee Prince Threesome)
Concepts + Metaphors B
History of Video Gaming A
Introduction to Filmmaking A
Professional Practice B+

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I GOT AN A IN FILM. HOLY. FUCK. AHJKhAhl;GDS ALL THAT HARD WORK. GUUHH.

Well. I am really happy with the results!!

Also I have a slight request. I asked about the standing seats on the 東方神起 board on mixi and I got a reply from someone.. but there are a few spots that I don't quite understand. For the most part, I think I understand it.. but if someone with better Japanese translate it for me, I'm hoping I can have a good grasp on what she said.

ガイシホールの立ち見を幾度となく経験した者から言いますと
立ち見は場所によって見えることろと全く見えないところの両極端に分かれてしまいす。
立ち見は席は一般席と並ぶ列も違います。立ち見席列で1番もしくは2番目ぐらいにならばないといい場所は確保できないかもしれませんので早く並ばれた方がいいですねたらーっ(汗)
なんだか長くなってしまいそうなので。。。
詳しい座席とかもお教えしえできますのでよかったらメッセください
ガイシの立ち見が初という方も遠慮なくメッセくださいハート達
やっとの思いでとれたチケットですもんぴかぴか(新しい)見れなかったらショックですよね


I bolded the part that I really do not understand at all. From what I understand, she said that there are places that you can see well and places that you can't see well in the standing area, so it's good to get in line early. Also you're not guaranteed a spot?? <-- WHAT? And she said something about messaging her if I have more questions..?

Ugh. Halp.

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