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05 January 2006 @ 10:56 am
Happy New Years!! (a little late) あけおめ~!  
Meiji Jingu Shrine ~ 2006 Happy 2006, everyone in the world!!

Yep, it's a little bit late, lol...

To ring in the new year, first I met up with a group of friends and we had dinner at Friday's. There were Eda, Miyu, A-chan, T-chan, Sarah, Kat, and James. We had a fun dinner killing time in the retaurant until about 10 pm, and then left for a while to wait out the time before the all-night karaoke package started. I was actually a bit sick (not sure why, but it was bad), but Eda, Sarah, Kat, and I went to the park to watch some of the New Years specials playing on giant screens outside of NHK studios, while the others went to an internet cafe. Okay, there is nothing more strange than watching a GIANT blown-up moving version of Gorie dancing to Pecorie Night on stage. XDXD Except, maybe, watching TMR sing dressed up as Luke Skywalker, complete with a GAY Darth Vader dancing behind him and a series of Stormtroopers. LOL Though, hmm, maybe the girls around us watching were even more funny. Some of them were reacing out to the screen like it was their lifeline, screaming, and acting like it was a live concert. Um, I don't know what to make of that.. ^^;;; After the fun, we had to leave to make it back to karaoke, with a stop by Hachiko square to countdown with what seemed like a million people!!!! There were some people with big megaphones counting down, but otherwise just a lot of screaming people and not really anything special. XD We raced back to karaoke and sang for the next 5 hours... until 5 am! I wish I hadn't been sick (Ran to the bathroom 5 times to throw up ^^;;), but it was still fun. ^^

After that, we travelled to Meiji Jingu Shrine and paid our respects according to Japanese traditions. I insisted on going even though it was absolutely freezing out and I can't STAND the cold. It was probably a bad idea, but I wanted to go to a shrine for New Years since I didn't get to last year. It was nice, though, being with everyone (I left early though), and talking about resolutions and stuff. There were TONS of people, but probably not as many had it been later in the day. I wasn't surprised at all that it was light by the time that I got home, about 7 am.

I made a lot of New Years resolutions this year. And I'm definitely going to stick to them. I don't think that I made any resolutions last year, so it's time to make up for that, ne? I almost always keep my resolutions when I make them, so.... ^___^

New Years Resolutions:
- To get a healthy body. (Through exercise and a good diet)
- To become verbally fluent in japanese (with writing, get as close as possible)
- To debut as a real mangaka.

Those are my goals! I will achieve them, be 100% sure of that!! I am! ^-^

Some plans:
- I finish this job at the end of February, so when the new school year begins in April, I'm going to be enrolled in a language school. As a student. I want intense classes. I'm looking at options now. Any suggestions of good but cheap schools in Tokyo? Preferably on the west side, near Shinjuku. Cheap is a must, but they also have to be good.
- Want to submit a short story to Cookie this or next month. Deadline is the 24th, I believe..
-I want to go home to visit in March, plans still tentative.
-Gotta figure out money. Hmm..

I really think that I'm getting used to it here after being here for over a year. I love Tokyo SO MUCH, words can't say. Tokyo is my home, and I don't think that I could ever give up what I have here. I love it here!!

That's all right now!
Current Music: 青学1年トリオ - ぼくたちのしっぱい (Our mistake)
Bryan: fireflyitzwicks on January 5th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
A very happy and prosperous New Year to you as well! :)
space between what you remember & what you're told: Mayamaryu_no_sora on January 5th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
Happy New Year~
I'm sure you'll achieve your dreams! Keep fighting! ^o^v
Fluffymarufluffymaru on January 5th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)

Happy New Year!

I agree about Tokyo...there's just something about it. I'm not sure how well I would do *living* there, but it's hands-down my favorite city in the world.

Also, I have something I want to ask you about. Is there an e-mail in your user info? I'll check, but if not, contact me at fluffymaru@bellsouth.net at your convenience. Thanks! ^_^
EMPEROR, MASTER OF DEATHmonarchist on January 5th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to you as well. I hope things improve!
Chiakichiaki777 on January 5th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)
mmm good luck on resolutions ^_^
Kira_Shadow: Kame Angelkira_shadow on January 5th, 2006 08:26 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!
And the best of luck to succeed with your plans/resolutions!
*thumbs up*

Sorry I can't help you with language schools...but I only know some good, cheap ones outside Tokyo ^^;;
<<- Kansai
せいやーちゃんseiya_chan on January 5th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too.
The best of luck in achieving your goals and dreams b(^.^)d
angeangelamori on January 5th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
Hopeless Dreamer: Atobe - Ore dasakusaku on January 5th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, I wanted to apologize to you!!! I had written your number down but I guess I wrote it wrong because I called the number and it was wrong. xx;; I felt really stupid and I couldnt exactly get to a computer at all while I was in Tokyo. Actually, this is the first time Ive had enough time to type comments and stuff. Im really sorry. ><;


I watched the Gorie dancing to Pecorie Night also XD; And the TMR thing was just hilarious, wow. XD

I hope you had a good one. ^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 5th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
No worries. Call me the next time that you're in Tokyo, though!!! ^O^

jean_kun on January 5th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
From a fellow Katoh Kazuki fan to another: HAPPY NEW YEAR (though it's kinda late." And also, I've added you as a friend because there needs to be more people in the world who are as enraptured in the gloriousness of TeniMyu (and Katoh-sama!) as you are XDDD Also, your artwork is very cute! Friend me back if you want. ^^
Inez: tezukaltgmars on January 5th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
Happy new year, and good luck on the woah-awesomeness. :D
Omegalildevilyouko on January 5th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Happy New year~!

The picture is so pretty~