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16 February 2006 @ 10:06 pm
Flowers for Algernon~  
Flowers for Algernon, Bleach character and anime books, Tenipuri 32, and Yakitate JaPAN!Uh-oh.. I found a good book....

What does this mean for me? It means that I'm going to be glued to it until I finish it. On the train, at work, at home when I should be doing other things (like drawing..).... I've read a LOT, ever since I was a kid, and my fascination with the written word has never waned. I've always been impressed with writers, for being able to share the things inside of their head with the world. ^^ The written word is beautiful to me.

This good book is, as I mentioned in the title of this post, Flowers for Algernon. I've heard about this book before (surprisingly, only in Anime, although it's an english book...), but never heard what it was about. I had no idea until I picked it up in the store today. I picked it up because I wanted to go see Nagayan's newest play, based on this book, and wanted to know more about the story beforehand. And now, only a tiny way into it, I'm hooked. I already can't wait to see the play!! It should be really interesting watching Charlie's progress from the person he is, to the person that he becomes. One of the other people in the play is a slight acquaintance of mine too, so I'm looking forward to seeing her performance. I don't think that her part is a big one, though.. I think that Nagayan's part, however, is a major one, so I'm looking forward to it!! He doesn't play Charlie, but he's the first one billed on the flier, so hopefully that means something. ^^ *is too lazy to look up the cast right now, lol*

Mmmm and new Yakitate!Japan bread! ^^ (Though I didn't think it was very good.. ^^;;) And I've been meaning to get around to writing up reviews of each Rocket Boys episode (there have been 6 so far), but I can't seem to find the time. I promise that I will!! ^o^

Yesterday I picked up the kanji workbook that I bought six months ago. It's all the first grade kanji (pathetic, I know). At the time, I only knew a handful of them, and now without even having studied them or even looked at the book in 5 months, I knew about 2/3 of them. Wow, I am learning, it's just hard to see the difference since it's happened gradually over time. And today at work, some students had to give japanese introductions to me (to practice public speaking, I think..). It surprised me when I understood 95% of them, and what I didn't understand was mostly able to get from context. Granted, it was mostly easy stuff like "My hobbies are___" and "I want to be ___ when I grow up," (new word: 将来夢!!) but still, it makes me feel very accomplished. I made a resolution in January to get good enough in Japanese to work in manga this year, and I've been good about sticking to it. I read a LOT now even though I'm still very slow, and study every day to varying degrees. I was also very, very happy to get through all kinds of random text in the Bleach character book without looking up anything. ^^ (yay me!) *coughs* Though I still have to look up all sorts of things normally, I'm finding the systems that work for me and with that, I'm progressing leaps and bounds (in comprehension at least, lol. Speaking is another story!!). ^^

I also was thinking about it today, and realized that I'm still finding out who I really am. Don't most people go through this in their teenage years? But I finally feel free to be myself, and I'm becoming more that every day. ^^ I hope that I'll be the kind of person that I admire and like to be. ^^ Happy, confident, compassionate, kind, fun, and full of energy for life. I want to live every day working for my dream or to further my dream, and helping others to reach theirs too! ^-^ It would make me happy to see everyone that I care about enjoying the same kind of happiness that I want to experience myself forever. *^_^*

^^ Tomorrow going to see Hayashi Shuuji's new play (he played Byakuya in Bleach myu ^^), 時の城のジュリエット (Juliet's time castle). I went to see the last play that his theater troupe put on (it's TINY. Seriously it maybe fit 30 people in the audience...), and I really enjoyed it, so I'm really looking forward to this one too. ^^ Also bought my Flowes for Algernon tickets, which were insanely too expensive. ^^;; I didn't mention it, but last Sunday I bought my tickets to Bambino and we're ordering Kimeru tickets soon. I think that should take care of all that I need for a while.. I hope, at least! ^^;;; TOO MANY TOO EXPENSIVE! X_x;; Meeeeh... Decided to skip Wada's new play, but not because I don't love him. it was just bad timing, because I have to leave.

Also, I think that the Tenipuri movie opens in March... but it's hard finding any clear dates for it. I HOPE that it's March 1st, then, since I leave on the 2nd. If so, I'll definitely be at the theater on the 1st after work!! ^____^ Tenipuri rooooooo~ck! ^^
 
 
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Cherprudence: wishing for homeun_voyage_cher on February 16th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
i LOVE Flowers for Algernon!!!
angeangelamori on February 16th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
ahhh! I love Flowers for Algernon! I remember reading it a looooooooooooong time ago in grade school and totally falling apart at the end. :\

Who's Nagayan going to play?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん): Tenimyu - Nagayan Summer Framehinoai on February 16th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
I don't know, it doesn't say on the flier.. It just lists the casts names with pictures, but not who they're playing. ;_; I'll probably look it up later, though, just out of curiosity. ^^
xinarkenxin on February 16th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
i nearly forgot what Flowers for Algernon was about! but i suddenly remembered with the help of google that my teachers printed it out for us to read ages ago. But it's a really good book ^^
Mika Kitsunemikakitsune on February 16th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
I don't know that book oo;;;

I started learning japanese like mad since january oo;; My head is totaly filled with all kinds of kanji...still I feel like I know nothing ^^;; Why must learning languages be so hard???

"I also was thinking about it today, and realized that I'm still finding out who I really am. Don't most people go through this in their teenage years?"
Well...I don't know who I am at all ^^;;; I think it's hard to find out...and a lot of people don't even bother searching oo
I'm really happy that you found your way ^^ Strong people are awesome! I want to be, too *nods*

(Atsushi photoset arrived savely! Thank you ^o^)
Mewgokumew2 on February 16th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Yakitate bread~! I'm sad I didn't get any when I was in Japan. =.( And Atobe is frickin' hot on the 30.5 cover. .*________*

Yay for kanji~ Ganbatte! The kanji in the new vol of the textbook we're using in my class is so hard. .@_@
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 16th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
XD It's actually volume 32, not 30.5. ^^ (Though I did eventually get 30.5 a while back! ^^)
Mewgokumew2 on February 16th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh whoops~ X.D I saw it at Kinokuniya; took a peek at both 30.5 and 32 so ya. X.D Bt that's beside the point-- Atobe~~~ <3333333
jean_kun on February 16th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh what kind of bread is that YakiPan? It looks yummy, even if it isn't ^^

Flowers for Algernon...wow it's been a while since I've read the book and seen the movie. That's cool that Nagayan will be in that play, but I wonder who he will actually play...?

I hope you get to go see everything before you come to America! I heard that the CinePuri was coming out in March too (instead of December?), but I don't know when. I hope the movie is good, though I'm a little disapointed with the looks of some of the characters, based on random flyers passed around LJ. Like, I keep comparing Cine-Atobe with HyouteiMyu-Atobe, and find myself highly disappointed XDDD But of course, no one can compare to the sexy Katou Kazuki XDDD

Kanji is hard. I want to learn, but I lack the time. I only know a mere number of kanji from the first grade level. Wow, Japanese school kids should really be admired for their hard work! *admires* Keep up the good work!
Rollergalkawaii_gurl on February 16th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
"Happy, confident, compassionate, kind, fun, and full of energy for life. I want to live every day working for my dream or to further my dream, and helping others to reach theirs too!"

These are the exact words I would use to describe you! I'm glad you're finding out who you are, and becoming the kind of person you want to be. ^^
C L O V E R: some random girl?idyllica on February 16th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
♥ So many plays and musicals and so little time. I hope you are able to get all of those tikects and still have money left over. ♥
As for finding who you are, hm. Erikson's stages of development. He was influenced by Freud who said something about the unconciousness and sexual desires that lay in you. -shrugs- But you know, I'm still figuring who I am also... ♥
I must read books, after I finish all of my schoolwork! *_*
Dhieta - D18 is the path I follow.....: Burimyu//Byakuyaarisuesei on February 17th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Kanji is very hard to remember. I learning kanji just by reading manga and dictionary. ^^;;

We never stop to find our identity and learn about our good - bad points. Glad you like yourself, because many people tend to hate themselves.

Ah, I know taking picture is not allowed when watcthing stage play, but would you write a review about Shuuji's stage play ? I become his fan after watching Burimyu. :D If you have a chance to meet him, please tell him a good luck from me.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん): Burimyu - All casthinoai on February 17th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
Sure! ^__^ I'd be happy to write a review~~~ *hopes to remember it well* ^^
Akikoaatash on February 17th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
March!! Yayy, I'll still be here!

And have a good trip back okay? ^^
Ariel/Kaori: Full of dorks....kokoro_no_uta on February 17th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
Isn't Flowers for Algernon wonderful! I had to read it for school and fell in love with the book! I seriously need to read it again...

And have fun in the US! =__=; Well, let's just say welcome back...
pikunpikun on February 17th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
I didn't knew you're going to watch Bambino too!
There's specific thread for that stage just made few days ago for the Urisen Boys, quite interesting since it's filled with fans from each of the actors XD Some informed that there will be mixed between drama and dance on stage.

As for St. Ludovico, I'm going the same with arisuesei, repo onegaishimasu m(_ _)m

Algernon ... would you hate the chara Nagayan will play?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 17th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Bambino looks really good!! I'm looking forward to it!! ^^

I wonder who Nagayan's playing in Algernon...... *ponders*
tsubon on February 17th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
Ooooh, Flowers for Algernon...that was...sad...T_T But it was a really good book!

Dude, both SOULs and VIBEs! Lucky~! I'm waiting for both to be restocked...I shoulda preordered 'em. Meh...
Chiakichiaki777 on February 17th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
I remember Flowers for Algernon in Eighth grade, that was one of the greatest impacts I've had from a literary work.

The ending was really cool too, something bitter sweet ^_^
(Anonymous) on February 18th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
I love Flowers for Algernon, if you want to see some reflexions about it in my blog you're invited.
http://www.slsm.blogspot.com/
kat_nyah on February 23rd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
"...and realized that I'm still finding out who I really am. Don't most people go through this in their teenage years? But I finally feel free to be myself, and I'm becoming more that every day. ^^ I hope that I'll be the kind of person that I admire and like to be. ^^ Happy, confident, compassionate, kind, fun, and full of energy for life. I want to live every day working for my dream or to further my dream, and helping others to reach theirs too! ^-^ It would make me happy to see everyone that I care about enjoying the same kind of happiness that I want to experience myself forever. *^_^*"

I'm only 14, but what you said is really true! I always think everyday about who I really am! I wanted to say thank you for writing this Hinoai-san! Reading it made me happy... maybe cause I now know I'm not the only one who feels like that in this world! I was feeling a bit down because I feel like I'm not going anywhere in life, but I feel a lot better now! I have to stop thinking about that and make a future for myself! Lol Good luck
in becoming who you wanna be! d(>w<)b

PS: That drawn picture looks so kool!!! Did you draw that??? Can you post a bigger version of it?
PPS: Gah! I wrote a lot... is this okay? or too long?