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10 August 2006 @ 02:02 am
Iro iro raifu mo ichido~☆  
Today Eda and I went to see the Pixar movie, Cars. It was really, really good!!! ^o^ I was quite surprised at how many jokes there were for adults in it... and even more, it was VERY American-centric as far as those references go. They didn't translate most of the in-jokes into the japanese subtitles (;_;), and anyways, I'm pretty sure that anyone who didn't grow up in America will miss most of them (cultural, iconic, etc). Fluent in english or not, it had the feel of having to have grown up there to understand those jokes. Anyways, it was soooo nostalgic seeing all of that scenery!! Ahhhhhh Arizona!! ♥ So, it was a very good movie. ^^ I highly recommend it, to anyone of my generation at least, from America. ^^;;

Next month, I really want to see this movie: Sugar and Spice. It looks really good!! I love stories featuring spunky girls. I couldn't place why the lead actress looks so familiar, and then when she smiled I realized that it's the lead girl from One Litre of Tears!! (Her teeth stand out SO much) She looks really good there, very very beautiful! One Litre of Tears was one of the saddest, most moving, and overall best japanese dramas that I've ever seen. A few seasons back, I was glued to the tv every week, crying my eyes out. I still recommend it to everyone. Kioku fansubbed it all... and while it's SAD, and based loosely on a true story, it was still a beautiful drama. You know... I should think about picking up the book (her official diary was published) and giving it a try.. though I'm really behind on Switch no Osu toki (a few paragraphs into the first chapter is all...). And here yet I read a lot of manga this week, and into the third book of Narnia... But books without furigana are really hard for me.. Because my kanji SUCKS. Well, my vocabulary and grammar isn't really that great either, but... damn, I can fake it better with furigana...

In Roppongi Hills, there is this giant sculpture.... GIANT. It's very..... whoa. Eda thought this picture looked like the spider was going to eat the guy down there.... and it probably was! I wonder though... what is it that inspired the artist to create a piece like this? Imagine.. you're asked to do an art piece for the plaza in Roppongi Hills, the plush shopping center area where rich and trendy people like to go (you might know it from the Hana Yori Dango anime)... and you're like, "hey! I know! I'll make a giant, menacing SPIDER that wants to eat everyone! Yeah!" What was he/she trying to say?

Inside of a computer shop in Shibuya, this was their floor guide.... It's nice to know that if my computer feels cold, I can get it something to wear!! They think of everything here!!

Who is this?!?!

Mmmmm, cantaloupe with smoked ham on it! Yummy breakfast treat!! Right? Umm.... *crickets chirp*

Really... I do love melon. I do love ham. But not... together..

This is in a bathroom. That has vanity mirrors. Posh posh!! (Not in Roppongi, it's in Shinjuku though). I love the view!! Heh, Eda said that I'm vain... I do try to look my best when I can, but I'm definitely not vain. Just not shy about posting my pictures, lol. I thought that, for once, blue looked really nice on me. Actually, I took these because I was planning on taking my hair out of braids tonight (and I did), so I wanted some for posterity... and it just looks so neat with the background of the city below.. My beautoful Shinjuku... (though I've been longing for the country recently)

I love my camera. ♥

This is a street that I walk down almost every day. Did you know, that I walk at least an hour most days. I take long walks..

On my street, there's ivy growing on the walls of some houses. It was so pretty in the streetlight. I was playing with filters (it was really dark out) and it came out this way. So vibrant!

My street at night..

A motsuyaki shop on my street. I just thought that the sign was really pretty. I stood there so long trying to find the right exposure to make the picture come out right, that the owner came out and stared at me. ^^;;; I don't know what motsu is, but they fry it for you... lol. People used to sit outside this shop during those big soccer games and watch it through the doorway and yell... even if it was 2 am... ^^;;

Did you know that my hobby is photography? Well, one of my hobbies, anyways. I guess that should have been obvious? I actually LOVE taking pictures of people. Friends, strangers, natives, whomever. It's exciting.. Anyone interesting, I love taking pictures of. I take my camera with me almost everywhere, and have it out often. I'm glad that I got myself a cute little digital one last winter, though I'm already craving one with a little more versatility for more professional stuff.

Actually.. starting soon I'm going to borrow Eda's professional camera and start experimenting with it. I'm going to do photoshoots of my friends, whomever will let me. So I get to play with hair and makeup and costumes and photos, which is all a lot of fun!!  Mainly I just want to get back in practice with it, and I'm going to take some landscape and other photos too.. because eventually, someday I'd like to have a gallery showing. Something like, "people of the world.." After I travel. Photography is a passion of mine, so.... of course, it's jist a side passion right now, since drawing is my main, but I still hold it dear to my heart. ^^

I wonder if there are fairies in Tokyo. Well, I'm going to try and find them in the morning, if I can. Nothing like a long walk in Shinjuku gardens, of course assuming that there's not another typhoon in the morning like there was today. ^^
Miyumiyu_princess on August 9th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Of course there are faeries in Tokyo!! ^^

I'm glad you like to take pictures as your pictures are so nice to look at. So please keep taking and sharing them!

Have you been to Mori Museum in Roppongi Hills? They have an exhibition on Pixar Studios until 27th August. I enjoyed it so much and I think you might like it too.

Magbabysyusuke on August 9th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
Hey I like photography too! I seriously think that Camera is a great invention.

It's like all you need to do is just a simple click and almost everything that you cherish can be kept in a small portable machine!
宮本: Tenipuri:  Rikkai D1 peekingspica on August 9th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure how good cantaloupe and ham (or is that prosciutto in the pic?) are for breakfast. I've heard it's usually a European appetizer for gourmet affairs. I haven't tried it yet, but one of my college friends with more interesting tastes had mentioned that the two ingredients play off each other well. The saltiness/spiciness of the prosciutto enhancing the sweetness of the cantaloupe and blending well.

Photography is definitely a great hobby to partake in. I'm more of a landscape oriented type, but I have been getting into more shots with people in it. Now to only get off my lazy bum to post some of the pictures.^^;; I do really enjoy your reflections of your life over there. Funny, I guess the expression about a picture being worth a thousand words is true, ne?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on August 10th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
I totally don't understand the salt on melon thing... ham and melon sounds so disgusting.. X.X Worse than putting salt on watermelon, which I think is really, really gross. X.x it doesn't mater Watermelon sweeter at all....
tsubon on August 9th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
"hey! I know! I'll make a giant, menacing SPIDER that wants to eat everyone! Yeah!" What was he/she trying to say?

It's a metaphor for the consumer being a giant hungry spider? XD

Photography is a wonderful hobby! I like taking pictures too. I wish I had an SLR camera that's digital. My SLR is film only, and my digital camera needs a bigger memory card. XD
C L O V E Ridyllica on August 9th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
Lovely pictures. I love taking pictures, and I need to get new batteries for it. Ack. I also need to go to Walmart to get some items. Bah.

Oh la la la. I'm defintely going to Japan, sometime in the future with my friends. It will be probably be in the summer. :D

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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on August 10th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
Really? Oh man, it sounds soooooo disgusting! X.x I love melon and I love ham, but not together... x.x
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angeangelamori on August 9th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Apparently, the sculptor of that statue is known for his spider motifs. *shrugs* I always thought it looked like that spider from Lord of the Rings... (can't believe I forgot her name! Gah! It's 3AM)

Oh yeah, and I heard melon goes well with proscuitto... Is that what Americans call (rock)melon? Cantaloupe?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on August 10th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
It's called cantaloupe in America.. I'd never even heard it called anything-melon until I came to Japan. So weiiiiiiiird (though it is a melon but...). I can't imagine eating it with ham, that's just...strange. X.x
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Chiakichiaki777 on August 9th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Melon ham? Sounds... fruitfully porky.... or something. XD

Photography is a very fun hobby, I'm trying to get my hands on either a Rebel or a DSLR. Tokyo is a good place to go shooting. ^_^

As for Cars, Pixar is pretty smart, they want to make movies that entertain the family, not their kids. That's why a lot of adult jokes were in there, to keep the parents from thinking "This is rediculously crappy!"while only their kids thought "Yay!" ^_^
BluAyubluayu on August 9th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
Cars! Ahh! My baby brothers went to see that Sunday! I hear it's really good, and out in CA there is a truck load of toys for it. @__@

Ah those pictures are so cool! I don't do a lot of photography -doesn't own her own camera yet XD- but it seems like it's fun just taking pictures of your everyday surroundings and such! -is a little scared of having ham on some melon- XD I might be willing to try though! -will try that out when she gets some melon-

Ah! I rambled! -is shot for rambling- But yeah...o__o Your piccies of Japan make me want to go there even more than I already do.
ひかり~ちゃんhikarichang on August 9th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
wooooooow T__T the place looks so awesome!!
I love seeing your pictures =DDD
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I think I totally saw you in Roppongi yesterday! And yeh taht sculpture freaked me out too! I was wondering why a spider
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on August 10th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
You're in Japan? ^^ Awesome, you should have said hi!
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Saeriskippytoad on August 9th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
Actually, melon rolled in thin-sliced smoked ham is really tasty. I had it in Germany. It doesn't sound like it'd be good, but I really do recommend it!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on August 10th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
I think I'll pass... it sounds really, really gross! X.x Salty things and melons don't go together at all, in my mouth....
Xaveriexavierre on August 10th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Nice pics u got! I love taking pictorial memories too. But sadly, my precious camera was pickpocket last week...sob sob...
Anyway, please continue to share with us your beautiful photos! (",)
ore-samathesundaywriter on August 10th, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
Photography is fun ^^ Quite relaxing too... although there's that tense moment when you go develop or upload your photos to the comp... I must take pics of my uni campus one day, it's a good photography spot.

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on August 10th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
Why do you think that it's tense when you develop pictures? I've always been excited to see them bigger, not tense at all.
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Mister Kkenties on August 10th, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)
nice !
thanks for sharing ...=)