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13 December 2006 @ 10:15 am
My room smells like lilacs~  
My room really does smell like lilacs. It's very overpowering, the scent coming from the huge flowers that Jun let me take from her live. But I really love the smell!! I'm definitely going to be getting flowers more often for my room. I hope that these last for a long time. ^^

Sunday night after Nana2, I met with Eda to have a lovely garlic dinner (thank you Melissa!) and make plans for a short vacation. We want to go to this gorgeous onsen-ryokan for a day/night in Nikko. Neither of us has ever been to Nikko, and despite Motoki and Yuuko's warnings that it would be 834235346x colder than Tokyo, we still want to go! Onsen!! Waterfall!! Awesome temples!! YES. The plan is to go early on Xmas eve-day and come back on Xmas day in time for a party I want to go to. ^^ I'm so excited!!!! The brochure for this place is GORGEOUS, and I hope that it's not filled up already! Must go to the travel agent soon~


I decided that the other day was "red day" and did pretty red eye makeup. Eye makeup is really the only makeup that I like playing with. What about you? If you wear makeup, what kind do you like? I can't wear lipstick, but I love sparkly glosses. ^^


At Wendy's now, they're selling an-burgers. It says on the poster, "Instead of the meat, we tried putting An in its place!" In case it doesn't look disgusting enough, "an" is red bean paste. It's sweet and chalky and in a lot of sweet buns in Japan. Lots of people like it (I don't really care for it), but I'll say it again. It's SWEET. And the an-burger comes with cheese on top of the sweet an. And.... it doesn't say what the white mass is on the bottom, but I'd venture a guess that it contains mayonnaise. Ew. I can't even dignify it with more than that.


I have never understood why people (especially girls, but guys too) pretend to be asleep on the trains in broad daylight. They're NOT sleeping. I know because they know exactly when their station is, and they get up just as it pulls in, no yawns or lethargy in sight. They were NEVER sleeping. So why do they pretend? It's especially annoying when a not!asleep girl has so little control over herself that she constantly tries to lean her head on your shoulder. If it was my friend, then fine. But someone that I don't know has no business putting her head on my shoulder every few seconds. How many people have I elbowed harshly when they refuse to stop pretending to fall asleep on me? That's one thing that I don't like about Japan. People are rude asses more often than not while they are on the train.


But in Shinjuku.... such prettiness!! ^o^ Beautiful lights adorned the Takashimaya shopping complex near Shinjuku's Southern Terrace. =^___^=












And my room this morning, with the natural light coming in from the huge glass sliding doors. ^^ Cold as all hell, but absolutely gorgeous in the AM. =^___^= I've been working on my collage as I collect more pictures from doing things with my friends. I wonder if it will ever be finished....... =D The kanji mean "dream" and "love". ^^



I moved my room around to take better advantage of my warm heater and the morning sun. It's weird, but rearranging my room really makes me feel more at home in it, very peaceful. I guess that I thrive on change.. in truth, I can't stand doing the same thing all of the time. I really need a lot of variety!! "Variety is the spice of life" and all. ^^ (PS: And this icon is SO dedicated to Sana and Jen.. even though I didn't make it)

PPS: This video is like my life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izq7Xqi48nA ^__^
 
 
 
Vickytoldtojoinlj on December 13th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
@Make-up question: I hardly ever wear make-up, unless you want to count lip balm as such. But when I do, I'm the same, for the only thing I do is put on eye-shadow. I for my eye-shadow to match my shirt in a way. Otherwise, I use this particular one (consists of three colors: gold, a light peach, and a dark brown) that makes my eyes stand out.
space between what you remember & what you're told: Hachimitsu To Clover.Mayama.Happyryu_no_sora on December 13th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
I rarely wear makeup besides blush, and since I have naturally dark circles around my eyes... eye makeup looks weird, LOL.

The lights look great, the An-burger is oh-so-Japanese and I hope you get to go to Nikko because I've never been but it seems like a great fun & historic spot!
Aya: Fujiiceblueaya on December 13th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
An makes me think of Atobe's "An~". Hm... *Imagines Atobe saying "An~burger"*

And...the kanji at the lower part of the wall means "love" ^.^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 13th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
Oops, that's what I meant to write. ^^;; Of course I know that.
Chiakichiaki777 on December 13th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
An-burger? mmmm.... I liked teriyaki burgers... but this.. this is odd to say the least...
shmeebs on December 13th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
HAIR. DIFFERENT AGAIN.

I had that problem once on a trainride home from Tokyo. This girl kept falling asleep on my shoulder, and I kept moving over, and she kept leaning over further O___o. It never occurred to me that she might not really have been asleep. The weird part for me was that she was looked like one of those of those wannabe-model girls I saw walking around in Shibuya, with the blonde hair and tanned skin. I wouldn't call her %100 kogal but she was close. When I see those girls walking around they always seem way too snobby to be the type to be falling asleep on people on the train.

And thanks for your comment on my post. It actually put some ideas in my head.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 13th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
Hair same!!! =D Just the lighting makes it look really dark again, but actually it's just a med brown, it's faded a lot.

No way was she asleep. I've seen people on the train that are actually sleeping, and they usually are drooling all over themselves (I have a great picture of one Salariman on the way to Mt Takao last year!) and they always have their mouths open and almost always miss their train stations. Those people who are leaning over might be drowsy, but they're fully aware of what they're doing. I mean, I notice how the girls never lean on strange men, only on cute guys or other girls. And how they keep leaning over and then going straight, and then again. I used to not know what to do..... I mean, it's really rude for someone to assume that I'm willing to be their leaning post. So now, I've just decided that if me shrugging a few times doesn't deter them, then I will just push them back. They always pretend that they're sleeping still, but they finally stop leaning on me, thank god!
j'ai un esprit troublé, donne-moi un peu de tempscadavre on December 13th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
lol, I'd like to see those people try that on a New York City subway.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 13th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
For every person that tries it, there would be one less person alive in New York, and one more person (hopefully) in jail. Sometimes, just sometimes, maybe Tokyo is a little too safe. (though I'd take that over NYC)
Sana-chan: Happy Dance!sana_chan on December 13th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
Wow those lights are so pretty *o*

and omg your icon lol I love it!! poo ice cream is the best XDD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん): Ice cream poophinoai on December 13th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
=D It totally reminds me of that hanami we did in Ueno park with the giant poo and Ichinensei! =D =D =D
aly Says \ ألينramble_corner on December 13th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
waah I love the lights ^___^

re:train

oops, I think I'm guilty of false drowsiness sometimes,usually when I want to avoid staring at the people in front of me, but to my knowledge, I never lean on someone intentionally.. if I did, than that's because i really was asleep :Þ
squashedtigersquashedtiger on December 13th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)
the pictures are lovely! i love the lily in your room

about the sleeping girl, well, she's probably asleep yet alert. i actually always sleep on trains, but my ear is awake in a way and there's a sort of 'knowing' when you're going to reach the station. maybe i've sat on the train too long, so there's a sort of sixth sense XDXD. the only times i miss my stop was when i haven't slept for 36 hours or smthg like that.

rarely sleep on ppl though, because i only sit when there's ample of seats, and i always take the end seat so i can lean my head on the side. my knees gave way when i tried sleeping while standing. not good. XD
DAC, the curious little catboy_dac_ on December 13th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
First off, lol @ icon. XP

I'm sure you'll enjoy your time at the hot spring inn.

I never would have though people would fake-sleep on the train in Japan. Doesn't seem right to lean up against someone you don't know, though.

Ooh... pretty lights... oro

PS: Sorry, can't watch video. No broadband. ...pretty lights... oro
iridieiridie on December 13th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
Your pictures look so wonderful! I just can't wait to see these lightnings too!
About the makeup, only eye-makeup and lip balsam ;)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 13th, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)
Ah!! ^o^ Since you're coming to Tokyo, if you want to meet up and I can show you some sights (if there is time ^^), let me know! ^^
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Pure Trancepure_trance on December 13th, 2006 10:16 am (UTC)
I usually wear lip balm, gloss or tinted gloss.

That burger does probably have Mayo in it knowing Japan. Yuck, I don't like An or Mayo >>;
ore-samathesundaywriter on December 13th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
Red beans are pretty common in the food in Singapore too. Every Chinese New Year, my mom makes this red bean soup as a tradition, but I'm not very fond of it. The only red bean product I don't mind so much is red bean ice cream.

And about the sleeping in trains thing... I read an article a few years ago; about how some people are inconsiderate and pretend to sleep on public transport or get engrossed in a book so that they won't have to give their seat up to old and disabled people or pregnant women. I think that's just really mean!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 13th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've seen people do that on purpose in the disabled section (where you have to give up your seat if they appear). But in the other sections of the train, I don't think that anyone should have to give up their seats. That's what the special section is for, you know? (In Japan on every car the last row of seats on both sides of ever car is reserved for elderly/disabled/pregnant/etc) Maybe I'm a mean person in this way, but I want to sit down too, and I have to rely on luck, I don't get a special section where people have to get up for me. So if anybody asked me to get up in the regular section I would point down the train where they can rightfully ask someone to get up, and I wouldn't get up for them. It's my right to sit down in the main section, not their right to ask me to get up, you know?
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C L O V E Ridyllica on December 13th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
♥ the flowers and the pictures. Wow. Love the makeup although I don't use either just lipgloss. ♥
marys_pshmarys_psh on December 13th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
"I have never understood why people (especially girls, but guys too) pretend to be asleep on the trains in broad daylight. They're NOT sleeping. I know because they know exactly when their station is, and they get up just as it pulls in, no yawns or lethargy in sight."
I REALLY know what you mean XD Here is just the same, every day when I go to school there are a lot of people sleeping in the train but they just "wake" up when it's their station. Is just weird. If I were asleep in the train I think I would only wake in the last station, or in a station a lot after mine XD But fortunately they don't go "sleep" with their head in your shoulder.

Aww Christmas lights are fascinating *_* I think that's the only thing I really like about X-mas XD