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22 March 2007 @ 10:29 pm
Hello Spriiinnng ~~~8~@  
I've been pretty busy lately (despite the painful knees, which are very!purple, but not so painful anymore). Since I'm on vacation, for probably the first time since I've been here, I'm trying to motivate myself not to waste my free time. It's a little bit hard when there is no time that I have to be up by, nowhere that I have to be (in general), and nothing that I have to do each day. But I've been managing. Today was pretty nice, characterized by gorgeous blue skies and temperatures so less-cold that I only needed a sweatshirt during the day! Ooooh SPRING!! <3<3<3

So, yesterday was the first day of spring (春分の日), which is actually (not surprisingly in the land where sports day = national holiday) a real honest holiday. As in the kind that cancels school and work. As if I needed another reason to love Japan! ^-^ I spent the morning/afternoon with my friend Melissa, who was my awesome model! I used a professional camera (thank you Eda!) and for the first time since high school, did a photo shoot. My theme was pretty interesting, I think, and I think that we got some interesting shots. ^-^ I'm eager to see how they turned out, but I have yet to take the film down to get developed. I think that I'll do that tomorrow. After that is going to be some digital editing. ^^ If all of this turns out, I should have some interesting shots for my portfolio, and if it didn't work out well, I have a little more experience under my belt, lol. ^-^;; I definitely want to work up to doing something really cool and fun with photography. Even if it's never going to be something that I do as a profession, I really love and adore taking photos (as everyone knows by now ^^;).

PS: ☆☆Happy Birthday Karen!!☆☆

I really, really want a permanent livejournal account. I wonder how much they're going to be when they go on sale! I feel like I've been waiting for this forever! I hope that they're not too much.. (does anyone remember how much they were last time? I think that it was around $150....)
超ちゃ人: COFFEE~timechochajin on March 22nd, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
Waah~ such nice weather ? It´s still snowing here (T__T)
And yes your knees will take their time .. I know what I´m talking about (T_T) ... but y'know what´s strange ? The more horrible (and colorful XD) it looks the less it´s painful ! Really ! And the other way round as well ... at least for me ! XDDDD Hang in there ! :3
catsluvdmb on March 22nd, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
I wonder how many people here use the holiday for what it's intended.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 22nd, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
What IS is intended for?
catsluvdmb on March 22nd, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
You're supposed to go to the cemetery and clean off the family plot. I saw a couple obaa-chan's at the local cemetery on Wednesday, but I wonder if the younger generations do this.
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 22nd, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
I hope it's not much more expensive. Really in all honesty I don't think it's fair if they make it any more expensive, seeing as it's the same price that other people paid for the same thing... but I have a feeling that it will be. I just hope that it's not over $200!! ;O;
chibichan03 on March 22nd, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Waaa, I would love to have another holiday, even if I just got back from spring break on Saturday.. Sounds like the weather is turning for the best in Japan as I have read in many idol blogs like Kimeru and Seto. I bet the sakura are pretty now. *wants to see them.* Every time I have been to Japan, it has been after the sakura are finished blooming.
I hope your knee gets better soon!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 22nd, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen any Sakura out yet, but other flowers are blooming all over the place!! ^O^ I can't wait for the Sakura so that we can hanami all night long!!! =D =D =D
Eajoa on March 22nd, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
Permanent ljs? *confused*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 23rd, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, they announced in the last news post that they're going to be offering permanent accounts again!! I want one so badly this time! ^^ I'm making sure to set aside some money for it, because permanent accounts get so much more benefits than paid accounts, and they don't have to keep doing the monthly payments anymore... ever!! <3
Eajoa on March 23rd, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
Oh, ok, I see ^^ Hm, I just have a basic free account and I'm happy with that XD
BluAyubluayu on March 23rd, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
Spring=warmer weather! XDD Meaning people get to go out a lot more and do a lot more. Isn't it great?

Ooh Photography is addicting... I haven't done it much but it just really makes you remember the feeling of that moment.

Paid LJ accounts...good luck on getting one! Hopefully they're on sale!