January 28th, 2005


Review of Yesterday, Preview of Tomorrow

--Review of Yesterday

This is the week of Orientation! I registered for classes, got info on my host faimly, and the results of my jump test for kanji (I passed! And so did Marilyn! Yay!)
My classes will be: JPN Spoken 4, Writing 4, Zen, Asian Psychologies, and a History class! They will be uber-good I think!!
My host family consists of a husband and wife who have a dog and live in Kuzuha. The husband works but the wife is a homemaker and while he is Buddhist, she is Protestant. I am excited! I meet them Sunday at 3.

--Review of Today

Well, what else can I say!
It's my birthday!!
*sings song and pretends to blow out candles*
My birthday started off well - got to chat with mom, Robert, and also 梨ーちゃん for a bit! Yay!
Then, my roomate gave me a birthday gift! A super-cute manga! It was so sweet of her^^! I only met her a few days ago :) And just about my roomies - they are awesome ^.^ I only see them once in a while but we always smile and wave at each other ^_^ I am sad to leave the Seminar House now! And apprently Svetlana thinks that my Japanese "uwaaa" is cute and got me to say it and I was quite embarassed :p These silly gals!^^

--Preview for Tomorrow/Today

I am going to go to Osaka! Dendentown once again! I am gonna buy a stack of doujinshi...LOTR doujinshi...I can almost taste it now! ^^ I might pick up some figurine stuff too :3 I am a sucker for 'Frog Style' and Gundam Seed figurines...

So that's a ton of big news! Life is busy and interesting here, for sure!
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Birthday celebrations!

I celebrated my birthday by...going to Dendentown!
I felt bad cause I got confused about stations in Yodoyabashi and looked like a bad tour guide ^.^ But I haven't been to Dendentown since the fall... Once I figured out that we could walk through Namba and I saw the whale statues I knew where we were! We went to the Mandarake, Animate, Gundam Store, and a big Electronics Store!

In the Mandarake I found "Watashi no Suki na Hito" (a manga by CLAMP) and also...you guys will never guess...the Tokyo Babylon Postcard book!! I never thought I'd see one with my own eyes!! I was ecstatic! After that I picked up 3 LOTR doujinshi that looked safe - they seem to be decently amusing and kawaii! teehee! yay!

In the Animate I got a pretty clear file. I saw the CLAMP Tsubasa calendar and drooled over it but left it there^^

The only other things I bought were a 'delicious sandwhich' and bread with corn and uh something to the effect of mayo/butter. Those were yumm yummy! I ate them and hung out with Reeves and Laura - peeking at Reeves' KOF Artbook and PSP. :3

It wasn't long before my roomate came down to get me^^ She took me upstairs - her and Svetlana from art class had given me a cute card and a mug-thingy for "January" with a cheesecake picture on it ^_^ So cute and so nice of them! Then they sang happy birthday in Russian XD It was awesome^^ Those two are a riot! I wish I could stay in seminar house and be their roomate! ;_;

And I got a really neat cup from Laura - it has a Japanese lady on it who is writing something - maybe poetry or a story! The picture is really pretty and it is just so nice! ^_^ Thank you so much!! ^-^

So even though this week has been crazy and I kept forgetting the day - I had an enjoyable birthday! :D
Thanks to everyone who thought of me!! You all rock! ^_^
I am quite happy! In fact, I am bubbling full of happy! XD

"...just a bubbly girl..."
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