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07 April 2005 @ 12:21 am
kyou wa..  
Mmm, today was fun! <3 We were super-late, but after work aalfonso and I went out to see our 'old friend' Yuko (an amateur singer) play at a TINY live bar in southern Tokyo! <3 It was awesome!! We actually only got there in time for her last song, which made us feel a little sad. But it was awesome to see her again! Mooooonths back (gah, almost 6 months ago??) Andrew and I were hanging out for the first time in Mizonoguchi and watched a number of bands playing live in the station area. One of them was Yuko, and she was REALLY good. At least I thought so! She played piano herself and had a deep, beautiful, unique voice! Neither of us could really speak ANY japanese, and we've improved a lot since then (I didn't realize how much until tonight, though I still basically suck, it's not SO bad), and it was awesome to see her! It made me really happy!! <3 We took a picture with her afterward too, which I will post up as soon as Andrew gets the internet connection that he needs to upload it. I hope that it comes fast! I can't wait!!

We were only there for about 45 minutes (took longer than that to get there!! :O) so I enjoyed a leisurely walk home afterward, happy because it's still in the upper 60s even late at night, and enjoying the fragrant flowers in the air. I'm so happy, spring is my favorite time of year!!! Haru desu ne!! The cherry blossoms are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! They just started coming out yesterday!!

In other news, I'm totally engrossed in The Amazing Race. That is exactly the kind of thing that I want to do!! I went to read the eligibility requirements, though. Wtf???? I understand that I have to be a US citizen, but why do I have to live in the US? I don't understand the complications. I wrote to them asking why, because I don't really understand. I know that there may be complications with my VISA if I leave the country for such a long time, but that shouldn't have any effect on it. I'd be wiling to fly back to the US to take part in the interviews if I was selected....... mou..

I have been trying to read the newest volume of Tenipuri manga. I have to look up every other word (and some aren't in my dictionary, mou), but it's good practice!! I just wish that the pages were bigger. I love reading that story arc, though, because they're at the beach and there is much craziness going on!! =D~~ I love the Special Sardine Inui Juice! XDDDDD
Current Music: Minagawa Junko - Houseki
yukiko_emi7 on April 6th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
The Amazing Race is really cool...^^

The Kinokuniya bookstore here have the volumes up to No.26...Is that the latest one???I've been trying to improve my japanese by reading mangas as well..not really working though..^^;;;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 6th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
Nope, 28 is the latest. =D
Justinshikka on April 6th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hey Jamie, You have been invited to the community. Once things settle down on my end I will start posting pages and revisions. I can't wait to start this thing up. Oh, and if you hear from Val let her know she's invited too.


J. J.
long gone with her red shoes on: SBPredshoeson on April 6th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
Girl, you are having so much freakin' fun!! ^^ I <3 seeing your pics and hearing about your adventures.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 6th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
*huggles* That's why you have to come and visit me Mina!! <333333 Or find your way to Japan SOMEHOW!!
Chiakichiaki777 on April 7th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
What's Amazing Race?
aly Says \ ألينramble_corner on April 7th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
Which season are you watching? The current one with Rob & Amber? Watched the African episode last night and was laughing about some remark that Lynn& Alex made about Uchinea& joyce during the "Detour"

*oo that reminds me. Tonight is the special eps. Must get home early

We have a local version of Amazing Race called the Explorace. Well so -far still confined locally but for semifinals the contestant did get to go out of the country to South East Asia & Australia. The tasks are pretty though.
(man one episode got this guy running and cycling for almoss the whole duration of the eps and he had to do other tasks like lift heavy objects, rope-climbing and what not)

You always seem to enjoy the most exciting activity. SO good luck. Hey i can say that i at least know that girl if ever i see you in AR right ?? XDXDXD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 7th, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)
Yep! ^_^ This is the only season that I've ever seen, actually. I didn't really know much about the show before even though I'd heard about it here and there. But one day when I was getting bored because there was nothing else to do, I went ahead and downloaded the most recent episode (I think ep 3). Since then I've been hooked!!!!! I want to be a contestant!!!!! T_T
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on April 7th, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
I was going through my old doujinshi when I stumbled over THIS!!


...back then I didn't know but now...Oh man!!!!

I just HAD to show you this...
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 7th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
OMG......... that's friggin' DISTURBING!!!! Mind if I post it up on my lj?
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on April 7th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
That's why I gave it to you...
Dude...Fuji runs around in that dang costume almost ALL of the doujinshi!!!!!



Bethany☆彡 (べス)sourangel on April 7th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
I am addicting to the Amazing Race. I really want to be in the race too...but I have no patience and I know I would probably end up killing whoever my partner was. ^^;; It would be great if they let you apply even though you're in Japan at the moment.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 7th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
Oh man... I would REALLY love to apply. I think if I had a good partner who could match me in determination, I would really be able to go to the end.... and hopefully win!!! I'm really sure of it! I'm the exact kind of person that should be on that show, just because I'm THAT determined. And I love adventure!! <33
Gennii Dromindagenniidrominda on April 8th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'm listening to Yuko right now, her voice is gorgeous! If she makes a CD, I'll import it in a second!