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02 February 2006 @ 10:54 pm
Going to Ameeeeerica~! ^o^  
In-progress....I'm going to visit America for three weeks in March!!! But first..

I decided that I wanted to try this technique that I saw in a Saiyuki picture in Zero Sum this week. Of course, I'm still in the beginning, as the technique is a digital coloring technique, but I think that I can figure out how to do it pretty easily. It should be fun! If I ever stop messing up on my inks. LOL These are my character and alsie's characters, Taku and Kyou respectively. Or well, they will be. I'm going to totally redo Taku's expression once I finish up the inks on Kyou. I dropped ink on Kyou three times. Not a good track record. Well, it's just practice, so it's not a big deal. A heh heh... ^^;;

But now.... for an ANNOUNCEMENT that I've been wanting to make for a LONG time! But I wanted to wait until I had the plane tickets to say anything, for fear that it wouldn't happen!! =D

I'm going to come and visit America!!!! ♥ Hisashiburi, America, hisashiburi!! ♥ And it's a LONG trip, too!! But it's only fitting, as I haven't been back the entire time that I've been living in Japan. That's almost 2 years.. OMG I can already taste all the delicious Pizza Hut stuffed crust pizzas and Taco Bell that I'm going to eat. I won't touch Japanese food for three weeks! YEAH! ♥ (Not that I don't love it, but... heh)

I'm leaving Tokyo on March 2nd, 5:00 pm, and arriving in Seattle, WA, at 1:30 pm March 2nd. (There is something inherently creepy about crossing the dateline, XD. I'm going back in tiiiiiime!!!) I'll be leaving from Seattle to go back home (aka Tokyo.. it really is my home) on Friday, March 24, arriving 4 pm Saturday. (Crossing the dateline backwards, like losing a whole day! :O) So for three weeks, I'll be making the US my home again!! ^^

I'll be staying with my Mom (hopefully I'll get to see my Dad this time too!), and be doing lots of things with the extended family. I have a niece that I've never met, actually... and I hear that she talks now. When I left, my sister's FIRST child didn't even talk, but I hear that she has quite a vocabulary. Hmm... it's just so interesting, the things that happen to your family when you're not there to be a part of it. But I really, really do love it in Tokyo. And if there was any place in the US that I'd live, it would have to be Phoenix. Phoenix is where I felt the most at home, there.

I will of course make time to visit my lovely sis alsie in the Seattle area! ♥ Hopefully a lot of time, actually! I wonder if maybe you'd like to come to visit me at my mom's also, possibly. ^__^ And of COURSE this means that we're heading over to see aimaru too! Trey.. I can't WAIT! Us meeting is LONG overdue! ^o^

I have promises to make the drive to see my brother in the Tri-Cities from my mother. YES!! Because I really want to see him and my friends there!!!! Karen, Jon, Wally!!!! ♥ I miss you guys like you have no idea!!! ;o; It's been too long. Too long! But we will have a little bit of time to catch up, for sure!! ^^ I also want to see Heidi, if she's still there... and Trish! Are you still there, Trish?!

The other thing that I REALLY want to do is go to Phoenix!!! It's an expensive flight, so I'm not sure... but it's really important to me, and my mom supports me going also. If I can get cheap plane tickets and a place to stay, then DEFINITELY! This is actually why I chose to make my whole trip this long.... because I want to go no matter what! Maybe I'll stick myself on a BUS if it comes to it. (why oh why aren't I something other than broke? XD;;) There are so many people in Phoenix that mean the world to me.. Some of the best friends that I've ever made in my life are still trooping on in Phoenix. You guys, you know who you are. ♥ My extended family.

I wanted also to go to CA to see Kei and others, but I don't think that it's going to happen... but we have plans for the summer in Tokyo, so it's all good! ^^

I'm really going to miss Tokyo while I'm gone. But I'm going to have a LOT of fun back in stomping grounds that I know! A place where nearly everyone speaks my language and the food is almost never healthy! A place of fruit rollups and cheap food (YES) and Reeses and pork'n beans and Jolly Ranchers and jello and VANILLA COKE! Oh love. ♥ I will ship as much as I can afford BACK to Tokyo, you better believe it!!! ♥ Dude, and America sells deodorant. Simple simple joy! Wish Japan sold deodorant.... they think they do, but it doesn't work. O.o

OH!! WHO WANTS SOMETHING FROM JAPAN?!?! I mean, some people have a lot of stuff already that I'm going to be bringing back for them.. but in general. ^__^ Any specific requests from people that I'll see?

It's getting late, so I'm going to go to retouch Kyou's hair, then either get some sleep or let myself watch a little anime before falling asleep. I need to watch last week's episode of Bleach, still. ^^ Yay, I can't wait for a trip back to the motherland!!! =D Serious hisashibuuuuuuuri, Americaaaaa~!!
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: Remioromen - San gatsu Juu nichi
仲冬ナナ: Rinoa 2calystegia on February 2nd, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
I feel happy for you that you can visit your family and your friends in America! You must've missed them very much since it's been two years now, wow...i wish i could visit my family too this year but i had to cancel it... u_u

I totally agree, it's really interesting to see how much or how less all the people you haven't seen for a long time can change. And though it's been years, you feel like being home immediately. It's just a great feeling.

I wish you three nice weeks of fun in America! And do everything to get a cheap ticket to Phoenix, you don't want to regreit it, will you? ^^-

Oh! I want something from Japan! xD Nah, I'm kidding, I'm not living in America and you actually don't even know me either. xD"
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 2nd, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Actually, where my family lives now was never my home. I never lived there, or even in that part of the state. But all of my extended family lives in the area, so it'll be nice to see them. ^^
Owlsie .:*・°☆: Killua [Joy!]alsie on February 2nd, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
Omgggg ::flailing:: The pic!! *____* It's going to look SO AWESOME. *O* Sorry it's taken me so long to get Kyou's bio written up and whatnot, though. ^^; I'll get it to you, I promise!!

I can't wait to see yooooouuuu!!!! ::bounces:: And there are so many things that I'd want from Japan. I can't even think of what I'd want to ask for. XD;; But I trust my sis and her judgement~ ;)

Oh, and it'd be cool to visit with you at your mom's, but I dunno if it'd be doable, since I'm still going to be in school while you're here. But we'll see~

::cling-snugs:: I can't wait!!!
BUNNY [Spocktimus Prime]soloproject on February 2nd, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Well, no matter how much you love working and living overseas, sometimes you just wanna return for a bit, true.

♥!!! But hooray for trips!

taishitaishi on February 2nd, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
Would you like to spend a few days in Portland OR? I can keep the guest room open for you. I think you would love some of the sights here. If you have not seen multnomah falls then you need to.

Would you have time to stop by Akihabara and pick up some used Ghibli DVDs for me? I’ve had this Hong Kong Ghibli DVD collection for awhile, and I really want to replace it with some real DVDs. If so I can reply with the ones I need here. Of course I will pay you for any of the ones you bring me. I saw some in Akahibara for 2,500 yen, that is way cheaper then I could get them online. That is how much I paid for The Cat Returns.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 2nd, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
Tell me which ones you want! Though I'm not sure that I have the time to go to Aki before I leave (I work right up in 2 days before I leave), but I will keep it in mind! ^^

I'll see if Portland is doable and let you know! ^^
(no subject) - taishi on February 2nd, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Shannon "Roku-chan" Townsendroku_chan on February 2nd, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
Shame you can't get to Chicago ;_; Otherwise I was going to ask you to pick up something, anything for me. Anything you think I'd enjoy WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

glad you get to come home though ^_^ *huggles*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 2nd, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
I wish I could!!! ^o^ Someday I will go back to visit Chicago, though! ♥
Magbabysyusuke on February 2nd, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
oohhh congrats!

it's good to be home after such a long time...

*wanna go visit America someday too...*
Eajoa on February 2nd, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Bad deoderant? ^__^

I'm glad you get to go home on a visit!~
Sana-chan: Singingsana_chan on February 2nd, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Too bad about not being able to make it down to CA lol, but still... so cool to be coming back to the states!!! I'm sure you'll have an awesome time!
Kei: glomp!aoi_tenshi on February 2nd, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
;O; You'll be so close and yet so far away! Good thing I should be seeing you this summer though! If not I would have found a way to meet up with you while you were here =O Wah, but anyway enjoy your time off and enjoy seeing family and friends again! *snugs*

Oh yea =O That's so pretty and cool what you have done with it! I can't wait to see the completed version ^.^
L.impressioniste on February 2nd, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
I hope you have a good trip. ^_^;

I wish I still lived in Tacoma, WA, but alas, no. XD;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 2nd, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
I DO TOO!!!!! ;o;
Mewgokumew2 on February 2nd, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Uwah!!! Wish you were coming to CA. .;_;
And your art is so pretty~~~
Rollergal: Roller Animationkawaii_gurl on February 2nd, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
*squeeeeee* Hi-chan is coming to the STATES! ^__________^ *bounces all over the place* You have to come visit me! (could you bring me a capsule figure?)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 2nd, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
I have something AWESOME that I know you'll love!!! (I hope you already don't have it!!) As soon as I saw it, I knew it was PERFECT for you! ^^
jean_kun on February 2nd, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Waaah! Sugee! Yay I'm so happy that you get to come back to the States for a visit! That's cool that you have family living in Washington too! I wish we could meet too, but I'm shy XDD I hope you have a wonderful trip, though you still have a month of waiting, ne?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 2nd, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yep, but it'll go by fast. ^^ All work no play! (;-;)
tea_scented on February 2nd, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh... hope you enjoy your time back to the states~ :D
And keep up the good work with your picture! It will surely turn out well!
Gennii Drominda: Rawkgenniidrominda on February 2nd, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
If you come back to Phx, you have to come and see me and meet my kitten!

can I have something from Japan? A cute furuba cell phone strap? Or something equally cute? Yuki... ahhh..
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 2nd, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Hai and haaai! ^^
(no subject) - genniidrominda on February 3rd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)