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22 April 2010 @ 11:17 pm
Hello world, this is me~♪  
Do you know, if there was one thing that I wish that I could do, it would be singing! I don't really have any talent for it at all... in fact, people might hear me and run the other way! That being said...!

Lately, of all things, I've been kind of on a sugar-and-homemade kick! Not really the most logical of combinations, lol, but I've been into making my own things like toothpaste (I am still trying to find mint oil to make the pasty kind!), and then things like peanut-butter-cups. I tried a recipe that was supposed to copy Reeses, but while the taste was pretty close, I can't find a recipe that replicates the grittiness of the peanut-butter, which is what I like. They come out a little bit like the Canadian version, which isn't like the American version at all. T-T

Well, I sort of want to talk about life... I'm not sure if it's okay to say here, but I started dating someone, and it feels really nice. I hope that things work out between M and I, in the long run.. We will see.... but we have a great time together, and I think that we mesh well. Only time will tell!!! It's amazing how much of a difference that makes in your life, though.. having someone that you can spend a lot of time with in it.

It makes me feel really motivated, and I suppose NOW is the time to cash in on my feelings. MOTIVATION!! It's something that is in short supply, to be honest, and I want to capitalize as much as possible! First, I want to skyrocket my japanese level, and second, make my mangaka debut come true! Third... well, have a long, loving relationship ^__^ That's not too much to shoot for, right? ^___________^

Well, I seem to not be able to string a coherent thought together, so I will just post a few pictures instead. ^-^ How does that sound? There is actually a piece of (fan)art involved, lol!!



Ummm... LOL I haven't drawn any art with other people's characters in FOREVER!! But I needed a piece of artwork for an article on Star Trek that I was writing, and so this was born-- What do you think? LOL I need to redo the clothes because I rushed too much (start to finish about 4 hours total), but it was kind of fun =^-^=



Me in Umezu's house a few weeks ago ^-^


Adele x Sakura red-bean doughnuts =D


Eda thought they were a good idea =D


I'm not sure what Alexis thought ;D


Me, lol! You might recognize this picture..


These were delicious!! I love fair food in Japan!! They were roasted squid cut into rings and covered with a very-mildly spicy sauce. Mmmmm! How I ever survived without ika-yaki, I will never know :3


I forget what these were called, but they're kind of a pancake-version of okonomiyaki... sort of? They are good, but a little bit too much batter-y, I think..


The view from my station when the sakuras were in full-bloom about a week ago ^-^


But it was a little bit cold that day!


What I find really weird is the weather. I read why it is so cold, but it still seems odd to me. Yesterday I was wearing a spaghetti-strap dress, and I started sweating outside. It was somewhere around 70 degrees, I guess? Today, it's so cold that even with full winter clothes on, I felt as if I was going to freeze. Temperatures in the mid-30s. How do you fluctuate 30-some degrees in one day, I mean really? Errr... what the heck? ^^;;

This picture is probably familiar too, but I went to my friend Hikaru's live a few weeks ago. We've been friends for such a long time, it's sometimes hard to think that in all that time we've never argued =D
Here is his website by the way: http://hikaru-city.com/ Please check it out! =^-^=


Last weekend, I went to the Arabian Rock cafe with Adele, Kimberly, and a few of their friends ^-^... and this is what came in my drink! Uwaaaa~~


Before that, we had an easter party.... and this was the outcome, lol..


Having hanami with Patrick and co!


Back to last weekend..... Free dessert at TGIF after the Arabian rock!


Aloni and I kickin' it up in Karaoke on Monday ^-^






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angellusion: Akanishi Jin - RAINBOWangellusion on April 22nd, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear things have been looking up for you! ♥

Looks like you had a lot of fun lately XD
Gottis: TRC - Fai ♥gottis_chan on April 22nd, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not really into Star Trek, so can't really comment on the fanart. ^^;;

Anyway. I've always been kind of reluctant to try squid. In my mind it feels like it's all rubbery and stuff. It isn't? It does look good, but... O.o
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 22nd, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, I'm not sure how to describe squid, but I wouldn't really say that it's rubbery. It's a bit squishy when you first bite it, but it snaps off really fast and breaks apart easily in your mouth. It's hard to say... but it's one of my favorite textures ^^ I would say that octopus is really rubbery, and maybe squid is 50% rubbery? Anyways, I recommend trying it!! The taste is amazing <3
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 22nd, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
It has, finally! I've been trying to grow it out for years now.. and I still have a few years to go, I think, before it's at the length that I want (Miley Cyrus length))
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 22nd, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
It's hard to describe, but basically the US version has kind of gritty salty peanut butter, and the Canadian version has sweet creamy peanut butter... if that makes sense?

And, it is a stained-glass window ^-^

Edited at 2010-04-22 04:10 pm (UTC)
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yura shiraki: happysanajoy on April 22nd, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
i love the star trek fanart! my boyfriend is an old-school trekkie, & he liked the movie!
Yuviyuvi on April 22nd, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Great pictures ^_^

and I love the Star Trek art, Uhura looks great ;)
sleep_deprivedyurasama_love on April 22nd, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, sounds like things are going pretty well lately.
And boy does Spock have hips in your picture.
kate_fireflykate_firefly on April 22nd, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
~_~

i'm really happy you have love in your life now. and thanks for all the pics....hanami...ah. fun.
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arthurfrdentarthurfrdent on April 22nd, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
Hello world, this is me~♪
hello, backatcha ;) sounds like you are well, and happy, it`s all good.
arthurfrdent: EViLLaugharthurfrdent on April 23rd, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Re: Hello world, this is me~♪
Didn't see it before from my phone, but the ST fan art is fabu, I think you caught them well. ;)
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on April 22nd, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
I'm off to work and have no time to comment properly but OMG THAT FAN ART I LOVE IT XDDDDDDDDDD I may have to steal at least the Spock part <3
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 23rd, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
LOL go for it! ^^
Vickytoldtojoinlj on April 22nd, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
You should videotape one of your karaoke sessions~ :3 My friends and I have several videos of us at noraebangs, some more hilarious than others (90% of them are funny/random). Anytime it's "serious singing", it's of me. xD

Squid = chewy, yummy ♥ Although, when it comes to Asian dishes, I think I prefer octopus.

Cute Star Trek chibis. I haven't finished a drawing in... months. It's quite sad. D:
Uru-pon: just a girluru_k_22 on April 22nd, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
all the pictures are lovely, it's great to have this little taste of the country through your eyes. You're also a very cute girl! I really hope things go well with your date... it's true, such little detail can give you a warm feeling inside that helps you work even better >_> or so I think lol

start trek love xD

those pics made me hungry!
slytherinblackslytherinblack on April 22nd, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'd love the Reese's recipe if you still have it since I've been thinking about making my own.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 23rd, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Oh no, I didn't save it since it doesn't mimick the original at all. ^^; But if you google Reeses copycat recipes, there are hundreds that come up. ^^
a.m.e: Fred - Check the Kanyesame_lj on April 23rd, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
!!! Is... is that YOUR art?
No freaking wonder your in Japan, girl. You got talent. *wants to see more* :T