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23 June 2008 @ 01:07 pm
*REAL update*  
I haven't been able to update for such a long time... I mean a real update, not just a report on what I do. (though those have their place too! I like writing about that..) PS: The picture at the right is part of my circle art for Comitia, if I am able to sign up by tomorrow! ^^;

First, a meme (everyone is doing it! It feels like a good way to start out! :D) You know how sometimes people on your friend's list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when are they working THERE? Since when are they dating HIM/HER? since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you *should* already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy mine below, erase my answers putting yours in their place then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration! One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out.



01. First name: Jamie (never to change! ^^)
02. Age: 27, turning 28 in less than 2 months!!! :D I can't WAIT, I LOVE birthdays!!! I was talking to my boss about how excited I was (I always am), and he said that it was great that there was someone besides him who is not a kid but still enjoys birthdays! It seems that everyone really feels the opposite, true! I don't know why... I've always loved birthdays, and believe me, I'm going to celebrate well past 100 about them!!! :)
03. Location: Tokyo, Japan. I'm still here in Japan. After more than 6 months of freezing temperatures, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm really in the right place. I think it just might be the cold in this house. But I can't understand why it's taken so long for the temperature to rise this year.. it's really odd, don't you think? Well, I will definitely be here for at the very least another year, and I'm planning on more..
04. Hometown: the Tri-Cities, WA, or Phoenix, AZ. I spent most of my childhood in the Tri-cities or other parts in WA, excepting the 4 years we lived in Southern CA. But honestly, the place that I've felt the most at home was in Phoenix. Maybe it's just that I liked the weather more, but I really think that it was the completely different feeling as in WA. I love it, and I would LOVE to go back for a few months and just go back to life as it was! :3 A nice, long vacation! Maybe do some photography around there. ^___^
05. Occupation: Lecturer and writer. Well, I am a lecturer at a college in Akihabara, in the english department. LOL, I guess that you could say "teacher" instead, but lecturer is my official title, and I like it a lot more. Honestly I'm not into teaching, so I would like to move on as soon as possible... Writing-- I write a column now for Asahi weekly once a month, where I also publish my photos. It doesn't pay well, but I really enjoy doing it, and I'm hoping to open up some doors through it! ^^ I have a lot of goals this year for myself, mainly career-wise. I wonder if I'm going to be able to meet them sometimes, but other times I feel a lot of confidence that I can do it.. First, I need to get that original manga out, and get a good camera. Time and money, neither of which I have much of.. ^^;;
06. Partner: My cat...? Well, that's about as good as it gets, lol! I often feel lonely when I do have down-time, but I have really great friends, and they really cancel out a lot of those feelings? ^^ Then of course there's Nessie, who I don't know how I could possibly live without her. ^^ Seriously, there is someone that I really liked a few summers ago, whom I am wondering about possibly dating in the future.. But person-in-question doesn't live in Japan, so.. well, it's a no-go right now, because I really really suck at LDRs..
07. Kids: I can't see myself EVER birthing children. I don't put up with pain now, and there are already all of these children in the world who need love and parents, so I would much rather adopt one into my family who needs love and stability, rather than add to the problem. Le'ts help!! So yes, one day I would like to adopt children into my loving household. <3 When I have a loving household, and a great job to support everyone. ^^ And I suppose it would have to wait until I'm done travelling the world!! <3
08. Brothers/Sisters: Jennifer and James, both younger than me. They're both in WA near my Mom&Grandma, doing their own things.. I'm not so sure about my brother, but my sister has a family now and she's trying to make a good life for her children. I wish them luck! I wish that we could all take a vacation or something, sometime. Get them out of the wet and cold!
09. Pets: The aforementioned Nessie. ^-^ The love of my life, the little onery naughty kitty! But I want nothing more than to take care of her.I wonder how I will manage to cart her around the world.. I guess I'll have to go on short vacations until I have a private jet to take her along in! ^^
10. List the 3-5 biggest things going on in your life: (I'm only listing the good things, though some bad things kind of take precedence right now)
- Going to LA (AMERICA YAY!) on Saturday for Anime Expo. I have a LOT of things that I need to do before I go, and am working as well. Hence the busyness!!
- As soon as I come back, all the time that isn't spent at work is going to be spent working on a doujinshi for Comitia (assuming that I can get the money to get registered by tomorrow.. -_-;;)
- When I get back, I'm applying for a bunch of new jobs. Among them voice-acting, acting, extra work, photography, and we'll see if I can get anything graphic at all...
11. Parents: They are both doing well, as far as I know. I exchange mails with my mom on a semi-regular basis. My father, I'm not so sure about since he doesn't seem to have email right now. I wish that he did.. I would really like to talk to him! It's too expensive for me to call, until I get a better job or something, so..
12. Who are some of your closest friends?: This is such an involved question.. I still feel really close to a lot of people that I rarely talk to, especially because I'm in Japan, and they're not, and everyone's busy with their lives too.. In Japan, my closest friend is definitely dilettantka. I also am close to ee970, mizukiaya, eien_chiharu, evaproto, starrbeam (they're the first people that I run to to talk to, anyways..), and also Greg, Jun, Matt, Nita, Sarah, Gin, Andrew, and a bunch of other friends that I don't get to see often, but still really love <3
I still feel really close to my friends in Phoenix, especially soundsoft_elvy, athenazandrite, and hitokiri_naveed, but not limited to them. I wish more than anything that I could get the three of them over here to Japan and go on a nationwide tour with them!! <3 Maybe next summer.....? Beware, I might try to talk you guys into it! ^O^
This goes the same for my Washington friends, alsie, mundist (though you're not in WA now, I know..), deltethnia, onathrin, Shannon (ditto! ^^;;), Heidi, and more and more.. I wish that I could list everyone, but I know that I love you, and I guess that will have to do for now, or I would be writing for a year! ^^;;
And my lovely CA friends and Chicago friends and Eastern-side friends (sorry for including everyone in a lump ^^;;)..
And my lovely friends across the world! <3 to miyuchan and labuenaventura and kira_shadow and everyone.. <3
I love you all!! <3<3 I love all of my friends! I'm so glad that I have so many friends. I wish that I could see them all... I hate leaving behind friends, but we all have such busy lives! This is one of the reasons that I like livejournal, though... by keeping in touch every now and then on lj, I don't feel like we have to grow so far apart... It's really helped me..
13. Do you drink/smoke?: I do NOT smoke, nor do I condone smoking. It is possibly the most disgusting thing that a person can do in the entire world!! EW EW EWWWWWWW. I never allow people to smoke around me if I have any say in it, and anyone would would smoke around me is no friend of mine. :/ Drinking... well, I do have a drink on occasion. But I just drink for the nice flavors of mixed drinks, so I basically don't go out to drink really. *shrugs*
14. Tattoos/Piercings: None of either... I sometimes want pierced ears again (they closed up when I was young), but it hurt too much the first time! I don't know if I'd be able to do it again. Tattoos... sometimes I want one, but I'm not able to go through the pain, so... ^^;; One day I may brave it for a belly-button piercing, though! But we'll see! If I do end up living on a tropical island, I'm fairly sure it will happen.. =D

Well, and now a real update, huh?

I don't really want to talk about it with anyone (it's been beat around the bush over and over again, with a few people irl..), but I suppose that I should get it out of the way so that I can move on.. But finances are completely horrible. It's been months since I've gotten a paycheck of any substantial size... at least 4 months. And considering that I'm working quite a bit and have been for more than 2 months, it's frustrating to deal with. But the way that I quit one job and switched to the other without any savings (I didn't have any, but there is never any extra to make any..), it was HARD. I knew it would be hard. Yet somehow I managed to scrape by and pay my rent (which is $600/mo), and most of my bills. Late, but there. But I owe money to people now as well, as I couldn't always hack it on my own. Try as I might. Expenses far outweighed income, so I started selling off my possessions, as much as it made me sad to do so. But I'm more or less out of anything valuable to sell, and I don't know what to do now. I do get paid a decent amount (not a full paycheck but more than enough to cover rent and trip expenses) on the 30th, but I'm flat broke and leaving for LA on the 28th. Rent is due on the 27th. It's causing me MAJOR stress... Major MAJOR stress. But what can I do? I'm not sure.. I've been wracking my brain. I wish that it was possible to write/cash checks here that came out of your account a week later, but it doesn't work that way in Japan. There was actually a time when I just though maybe I should crawl into a hole and hide from everything. I also thought of cancelling my trip, but I can't get a refund on the plane ticket, I already have the time off at work, etc... so I figure that I would rather be broke on the beach in CA than broke here in Tokyo in the rainy season.... ..... ..... but STRESS. I will feel good in August because I will have gotten a full paycheck at the end of July, but my main income is closed for all of August and September. So this means that I need to find something to make money for October and November when I will not be getting paychecks. Hence the decision to apply for a bunch of flexible jobs when I come back from Anime Expo.

I really wanted to be on TV/movies/etc this year, so I definitely will be applying to all of the agencies that I can find when I get home. Hopefully I can get decent work.. I think that I should be able to find some good jobs, and they pay a decent amount. And while I need time to work on my doujinshi yes (hopefully that makes money as well? Or at least breaks even!), I will give all of these things a try as well and see if there's anything that I want to try on a more permanent basis! I also have a lead on possible photography work (???) and will be following up on that in early July!! I would really like to do some voice-work. I'm already done work on a video game promo, and this Wednesday I have a job lined up to read for an English CD. It pays REALLY well-- in an hour's work I make nearly a whole day's pay! Nice <3 Need more of this. It's also an incentive to get in shape, so that I could do some extra work and maybe low-profile modeling? I don't really want to be a huge model, lol.. Nooooo way could I ever eat that little! But I could do background work!

I also want to look into writing this summer as well. Definitely going to try for the Metropolis (I know someone who wrote for them recently, their cover article, and I hope I can use his advice to get my foot in the door! :3). The Metropolis is a weekly free english-language magazine, mainly meant for Expats in Japan. Not always all that interesting, but they have good travel articles about places that I'd like to go in Japan (and I would LOVE to get in to write that section!!), and amusing other things about the city. Additionally, I'd really like to try and write a short story of some sort. I want to improve my writing a LOT. So, maybe, I was thinking about writing an original story about some of my characters and publish it on lj. Hopefully, if there's anyone interested, you could help me improve? *-* And who knows, maybe it would be good and I could publish it as a light-novel in english. Light-novels are really something japanese, basically a short short novel with pictures. But I bet some of them would do really well in english! I'm also wondering if people would be interested in printing their fanfics this way, if they have epic fanfics. It's done all the time in Japan at doujinshi conventions, so I think if it was printed here (even in english), it would be alright.. maybe. I'm not sure, but that's the rule that we were going by for getting the Gundam doujinshi printed here. :3 Anyways, it would be neat to try, and who knows.... maybe it could start a trend? =D

So, this year's mangaka and writing goals: behind schedule, but optomistic!

I havne't had the time to work on my other projects, like the webcomics and stuff.... so that's a bit of a bust. But I'm alright with putting them on hold until after I get my doujinshi done, so that's okay. So possibly I can start at least Kappamaki up possibly in the beginning of August??

Well, and life... I had a really dark spell for a while there, mostly due to stress about money, I think. And the stress certainly hasn't gone away. But I did manage to get my Hyoutei cosplay pants sewn (I owe Eda money for the fabric though), and that was a huge load off! I need to put together the rest of the costume too, only that costs money, so.. But at least I just need the shirt ($15) and the tie (???) and I'm all done! On my other costume, it's mostly stuff that I had already, so I just need to get some new nylons in America and a black turtleneck t-shirt. LOL don't ask me where I'm going to find one of those, but I will keep an eye out. If I need to, I can use a regular black shirt and sew the extra part on? They're really cheap, so that's probably the way that I'll end up going. Oh wait, I need boots too, but Ithink that I'm going to make them... sometime. ^^;; At least I have the makeup! XD That is one thing that I actually have, yay!! Well, in any case, having the costumes mostly done and just mainly needing bought items is good. ^^ Even if I can't buy them! ^^;;

Adrian said that he would loan me his camera for Anime Expo, yay! I want to play around with it now. :3 Oh man, I wish that I had a laptop, but I guess I will just have to take the really big card out of my tiny camera and put it into his and work with that! =D

I wish that my phone would work in LA, and I think that it might... but I don't even want to THINK about how much that costs, so I guess I will just have to be phoneless. ^^;; Kei has a cell phone, so I might ask her if it's okay to give the number to a few people just in case they need to get in touch with me. At the con, Erin will have her laptop, so I might be able to borrow it to check my email at least. ^^

Well, I fail at weightloss. Although I did manage to lose that first 8 pounds, I've stuck right there no matter how hard I push myself. And my knees hurt when I run, which isn't a good sign. So I had to stop for a while, but when I went back out last week, I had the same problem and now my knees hurt on and off during the day, so I'll have to... I'm not sure. I really, really want to learn to love running, and so maybe I will try to buy new tennis shoes in America (they don't make them in my size in Japan... -_-;;), and see if that makes a difference. I want to take Kei out and see if she's able to run with me! I'm not good at all, because of asthma or some kind of breathing problem, but that doesn't mean that I'm not going to try!! I have been picking up some of the books that I own but have never read due to lack of time or forgetfulness (next to chocolate, books are my biggest vice. When I did have money, I would just buy and buy and buy), and I finally read Blood and Chocolate. It was SO much better than the movie!! Of course it had to be, considering that it was Annette Kurtis Klause, who also wrote The Silver Kiss, which I was in love with as a teenager. <3 These two novels together kind of remind me of a precursor to Twilight. :3 Speaking of which, the trailers and some scenes are out for the movie already! I can't say that I really liked them (especially since he looks NOTHING like Edward.... wayyyyyy too bulky, and she is way too pretty to be Bella, but yeah..). But I'm really excited for the fourth book which is coming out soon!! I haven't kept up on Twilight news, but I suddenly went to the website the other day on a whim, and there was the release date!! I'm really excited! I can't wait to see what happens-- I hope that it's as good as Eclipse was! And that Edward turns Bella finally :3 :3 :3

Got a bit off track, but anyways, reading Blood and Chocolate made me really wish that I could run like her. I want to run for miles and through the trees and bushes, and enjoy it. I love nature already, but running... While I feel free for the first few seconds, it's after that that I'm in pain from being unable to breathe, and it's really not all that much fun anymore. But if an athlete can do it, why can't I? I can certainily overcome this horrible problem, and I can get more fit while I'm at it!! I have a feeling that it's just going to hurt on the way up, is all. ^^;; Ganbarimasu!!!!!! I keep wanting to try again despite the pain and bad shoes, but it's been rainy most days, so that makes it a bit hard to get out there. Meh. Can't wait for the rainy season to pass! I wonder why summer is so late in coming this year.. it's most of the way through June already and it's not even hot yet! Days like today, if I was going outside, I'd have to wear a jacket even... ;o; No love for the weather! I really don't remember it being this bad any other year since I've come to Japan. I wonder what the problem is this time! :O

Of course, I have no money and no good prospects right now, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming what I want to do.. I really, really want to go to Okinawa. :3 And Hawaii!! Eda and I were talking about going to Okinawa in December after we finish work, which would be a lot of fun! I will try and save money to be able to do that! I hate the cold of course, so any excuse to get out of the cold!! Brrrr!! But then again, I'm not sure that it's a good time. I'd only want to go if it was warm and summery, and I can't find any information on the weather there during the winter. Theoretically, I want temperatures in at least the 80-90s and sunny days. I guess if not Okinawa, there is always Hawaii, which is definitely warm and pleasant that time of year! ^^

That, though... last summer, Eda, Erin and I went to Nara, Kyoto, and Osaka (all in the same area), and it was one of the best summer trips that I've ever taken! I really want to do that again this summer, only I don't think that I'll have the money to do it, unfortunately! ;o; Okay, I know that I won't! But the thought of having to stay at home all summer is pretty boring. I would wait and travel at least somewhere nearby in August and all, but it's so busy in August on account of all of the kids being out of school. Urgh. But I think that at least I want to manage a 2-day or so trip to Hakone, which I didn't get to spend much time in last summer. Just a weekend is good enough, I think! Best would be 2-nights and 3-days, since I could get the Hakone Free Pass and travel all that I want for barely any money. :3 But I really would like to go someplace new.... like Hiroshima or even better, up north to the Kappa lake!! I just don't think that it's affordable at this point. ;_;

Well, I've been feeling a bit better lately, maybe because I know that I'm going to have fun in CA, no matter the circumstances. I really can't wait for that!!! <3<3<3 Then I guess I have to hit the ground running when I come back!!

Lately with all of this involvement in doujinshi, I've been getting more and more into the Otaku-mode again. I think that I'm a bit of a nerd at heart, XD. I feel like I've really grown up in a lot of ways, but I definitely enjoy my anime/ manga, and games even if it's in smaller quantities and different ways. ^^ I 'm a lot more interested in doujinshi too, even though of course I don't have the opportunities to buy a lot. Seriously, Japan doesn't really do much that I really like! ^_^; I just have my own tastes, and they don't match up with the public favorites, apparently. I find it really hard to believe, since I can't fathom why anyone would like something else, but to each their own, ne?

That's one thing though... I am having a really, really hard time with the roommates. Everyone gets along, that isn't the problem. It's the noise! It's not always a problem, but just having it ever be a problem at all is really grating on my nerves. It is REALLY hard living in a house where the other three people (one is an extended guest of Ami's) all like to stay up really late. I used to do that, but I prefer the day to the night time, and I've always felt that the stay-up-all-night lifestyle is something that you're supposed to grow out of after college. Sure, there are some people who work all night, and some people who are 'creatures of the night' so to speak, and some people who just refuse to grow up and just like to go clubbing all night, etc. But I'm not one of them. So we are at odds with the schedules, to a point. Like, Vero brought over some friends last night (which I don't really understand.. since when do guests bring over friends? Isn't that a little bit rude?) and they stayed up ALL night. Ami asked me when I was going to sleep and I said about 11, but at 11:30 I had to come downstairs and ask them to be quieter. I did, nicely. But come 12:30, I still couldn't sleep because they were too loud (my room is right above the living room, but there's been plenty of times there are people in there and I didn't hear them). So I asked them to be quiet again, not as nicely, but I was ANNOYED. And then about 3:30 I was woken up because people were even louder than before! I mean, hello! It's almost 4 in the morning and you're not being considerate of me OR the neighbors! GRRRR. I was stewing and quite upset, but I didn't want to get out of bed for them AGAIN. I turned on my fan, which drowned out most of the voices, but not all of them, and then work up 2 hours late (7:30). I was not happy. I'm still not happy. And then somehow these visitors of hers stayed the night in the living room, so I couldn't eat breakfast in there like I usually do nowadays. And they're still here. What, seriously. I just don't think that it's right disturbing the people who live in the house just to have your friends stay up all night in their living room, and keep in mind that you're a guest!! Aaaargh! But I guess that I'm not as confrontational as I wish. I mean, what am I supposed to say? I don't know. I was burned so many times saying things that I thought were trivial when I first moved in here, I've never gotten over it. So now I just am always afraid to make people angry. I never even complain in my lj about it (since those times when I first moved in here, have I complained on lj at all about this stuff? No, and that's why)... But I felt like I needed to let it out somewhere or it's going to blow me up inside! I can't WAIT until it's just the three of us in this house again. I mean, first there was Ami's mother and sister, who were nice, but then immediately after was Melissa, whom I love but is WAY too loud for me to live with, and then immediately Ami's sister and boi and two little kids came along with Vero. So for months now it's just been noise noise noise noise noise accumulating, and I just want my houuuuuuse back. ;_; Occasional visitors are fine (as long as they are not noisy, of course!), but months after months of visitors in a house that has no noise-proofing at all and is very small is just annoying annoying, annoying. (Another reason that I can't WAIT to get to LA! Gaaaaaaaah!!)

At least there is always Nessie, who will never be a burden. She's currently sleeping on my bed, which she usually does during the days that I'm home in the daytime. =^___^= I love her so much!! <3<3

Well, now I've got to find some ways to make money... or things to sell. Possibly both. *whines* But... in less than a week, it's sunny, quiet, warm LA! YAYAYAYAY, I can't WAIT!! ♥
 
 
 
win_a_goldfish on June 23rd, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
I don't have time to read this right now *laundry among other things x.x* But I have to say that drawing is amazing and so cute! I really wish I could draw like you, but I admit I don't draw nearly as much as I should (try once a month..)
ore-samathesundaywriter on June 23rd, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
I also had pierced ears as a kid but they've closed up. Doing one side hurt so much (I have thick ear lobes) that I refused to let them do the other side.

Wow I didn't know you have so many people in your house now. I can't imagine sharing cuz I'm used to being by myself. I shared once with a friend for about a year... I thought would be ok but it turned out living with her showed me a whole other side I wish I didn't know...
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on June 23rd, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
I wish I could help you out a little bit but I'm broke and saving myself. So all I can give you is mental support from far, far away =(

*hugs*

I know you'll make it through all of this and well, since I do know you in real life as well, I'm pretty confident you'll make it far over there in Japan. You're hard-working and you have goals you strive for =3

Money will be a problem almost forever but I'm sure you'll make the stress and worries about it less for you =3 I will not be able to keep you down forever! What goes down has to go up again =3 *believe~*

Love you lots ♥
Momokoxelloss_poo on June 23rd, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
But ganbare Jamie! Ganbare!!! *waves flag*

Random comment! Yay!!!

Maybe this might be an idea for knee pain and breathing thing. Of course I'm not saying it will, but maybe?
Chacolechaco on June 23rd, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)
Ahh a cat X3 I want to own a cat someday too. :)!! Good luck with the job and money issue! >_< I'm still bumming off of my parents but I know that I can't do that forever so I have to become independent as well financially. :) Can't wait when that happens~~

The travel agency told me when I asked that Okinawa during the winter is warm but the water is a bit too cold to swim in comfortably. :( So instead I went to Hokkaido. lololol (which was actually easier to bear than Kansai winters because there's heating everywhere and the cold isn't the "wet" cold of Kansai) Hawaii sounds like fun~ or you can even try Southeast Asia (I want to go to Thailand so badly T_T) :D!! I hear it's really cheap so you'd definitely get your money's worth.

The roommate issue sounds horrible. *hugs* >_< When I was living in my school's dorms in first year, I had to deal with that kind of shenanigans. I'm hoping that the house I'm going to live in this year won't be like a repeat of first year dorm life. D: D: D:
Chiakichiaki777 on June 23rd, 2008 11:09 am (UTC)
hmmm, You work in Akihabara now? Where? and free for lunch or dinner on Thursday? I'm staying in Capsule Inn Akihabara actually. :P
aionwathaaionwatha on June 23rd, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
Technically, Vero's paying rent so she's living here. She's also paying her part of the bills. She asked me if it was OK to invite them over and I said it was no problem. I did not expect them to stay up all night though. I went to bed early (for me) and slept through the whole thing. I only learned that they went to bed at 4am when I asked Vero this morning. But I can't hear people in the living room from my room, usually.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on June 23rd, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
Mmmm... she's staying here, but she's not a roommate, so I still see her as a guest. I mean, to get a permanent roommate, I would think that everyone would have to agree on that kind of a change. That's why I don't think of her as living here, just staying here temporarily. It wouldn't bother me any way if I had known about it before, and if they hadn't stayed up all night.. that was definitely what bothered me the most, mostly because the other guy was about as loud as V, and getting the two of them together was quite noisy.

Noise really bothers me, obviously. When it's just you and me and V, I never feel like there's a problem. Occasional people don't bother me at all (except when it's late, but that's different) But with more people here for so many months on end, and none of them people that I am friends with, I really feel put out and like it's not a home either. I just want my peace back... ToT
百加☆nitaspitas on June 23rd, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
aw *hugs* good luck with the money and roommates~

can't wait until you come to l.a., either! (although, technically, you'll be there before me ^^;)

btw, here's the thread for the PoT gathering <3
Emilyteamlouisejp on June 24th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)
You're so motivated! It's inspiring!

Eugh. I feel you on the roommates -- I have the worst luck and I am not looking forward to going home to dorms after having this tiny room all to myself. At least you have your own room with a door you can close, even if you can hear through it! :} Good luck with it though.
Linstarrbeam on June 25th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
do your best!!
I know you can do it.
I wish I could run too...but I can't :/
(Anonymous) on June 27th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Hey! I am going to AX, sooo see you at AX! I wanna say hi but I'm shy! XD
Since you don't know me. eeeck! still cool
shy_hinatashy_hinata on June 27th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
*snugs* Sorry to hear that money troubles have been stressing you out so much! :( Ganbatte!! I'll keep thinking positive thoughts over here for you (that's the only thing I can think of to help you right now. gomen!)

I'm guessing you're in LA right now (!!), but just wanted to let you know that I'll be in Tokyo in about a week and a half. I'm not sure when you'll be back, but hopefully we'll have a chance to meet up ^__^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on June 27th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Waaaaah!! I thought you'd be here sometime around now! It's been so crazy busy that I haven't had much time at all to do things. :(

I'm actually leaving in the morning! I'll be back on the 7th.. I hope you'll still be here for a few days! Even if I'm jet-lagged, I still want to hang out!! <3
shy_hinatashy_hinata on June 27th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh! I actually don't arrive in Tokyo until July 8th, and we'll be there until the 23rd, so we'll definitely get a chance to hang out!! It's just that I'm leaving for Vancouver on the 4th, so I might not have a chance to be at a computer until I get to Tokyo.

Anything you'd like me to bring for you? I was going to bring candy, but since you're trying to lose weight, I don't want to be a bad influence.
kaiju_kaj on June 27th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should try riding a bicycle instead of running? I like it more, because I can go a lot faster! And I think it hurts less.
People asleep during the day can't really complain if you make a racket. So you could always use the passive-aggressive approach.