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18 October 2008 @ 03:38 am
Tenisu ftw <3  
Yesterday, dilettantka and I played tennis. <3 Oh, I looooooove tennis, no doubt about it. Love love love it! I've never played a real tennis match, only fooled around with the balls (LOL), but recently have thought that I'd like to try again. So we walked to Chofu park, a little over an hour's walk away, and hit balls around on the ground underneath the trees. It's hard to find a tennis court in Tokyo that doesn't have to be reserved months in advance, so this was a good compromise. Aaaaaah I want to go again (just closer)!!

Discovering the paint chat feature in MSN messenger is also a very!bad thing. Or a very!good thing, I suppose that it depends on how you look at it. :3 :3 :3

Random: A picture of my baby kitty.. no longer a baby ^^

Tennis ftw <3

Me getting ready for tennis.. XD;;; My hair looks so cute short!! (no, I didn't cut it, I just put it up.. XD)

So many people are asking about the camera that I use... but the truth is, my camera is a really, really old and beat up point-and-shoot. It's basically lived in whatever purse or bag that I threw it into for the last three years. It looks quite weathered and loved, and it's having more and more malfunctions over time. It is a red Konica Minolta Dimage X60, which I chose because it looked cute and I wanted a camera that was basically super-compact and I could take everywhere. It's dying now and doesn't like to focus half the time, but I still would be lost without it. I can't recommend it because there are certainly far better cameras out there nowadays, and even when it was new it wasn't the best. But it has served it's purpose for a long time. Occasionally I borrow really nice cameras from friends (I love you!), but for the most part, the stuff you see here is from this little baby. <3 But really.. it's not about the camera, and the kinds of photos that I take, anyone with a cheap point and shoot digicam can take these pictures. ^_^ Just need a little ingenuity!! And I'd LOVE it if more people posted pictures to their journals-- it makes everything so much more personal! =^__^=

And I just have to add, not related.. but I am quite happy.. today was a really, really nice day. Or I had a really nice chat and I'm all squishy inside <3
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on October 17th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
hey, you have msn? =3

well you need talent for the photographing I guess?
*totally lacks that*
it's like that one quote from Tenipuri...when Fuji talks about Ryoma using that old beaten up racket...it's the artist and not the medium/tools he's using that makes the difference, no?

I've wanted to play for a while but nobody wants to play with me and now with university being the way it is I have no time...*sniff*

*gives jamie a hug* ♥
ルリdemonruri on October 18th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Awww kitty looks sooo cute ♥ he is like dont let the sun in my eyes its sooo bright
(no subject) - hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
♥ Kao-chan ♥: Zukkimukimpokun on October 17th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
*loves cat*

Wah I want to play tennis too! I just played tennis a long time ago so I can't remeber how is it. >_>;;;

Paint on MSN > ALL! *_*
Carmen: hanamukecarmeneko on October 17th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
lol paint chat on msn is awesome...now if I can only get it to work DX

your hair does look cute short~ <3

ahh~ I totally agree that it's not about the camera when taking pictures~ I'm part of this photography club at school, and we're always emphasizing that it doesn't matter what kind of camera you have, as long as you have the basics down, you'll get good pictures =D
+: piggybabymoss on October 17th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Hey, your hair does look good short!, maybe you should have it cut like that? cos you said you don't like it much at the moment..

Ness is so gorgeous :o)

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Yeah it's true that I don't like it that much at the moment.... but I really want to grow it out long and get a perm. :3 So I can't cut it! XD
Kathykisa829 on October 17th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
You look so adorable!!! (And so does your kitty!)

And I totally need to get a new camera...mine's lasted me for at least 4 years but my dad dropped it and the flash broke ToT

And I suck at tennis...although maybe I should try playing again sometime (^_^)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
Aheh, thank you! ^__^

When you get a new camera, take lots of pictures and post them on livejournal! ^O^
cryduchatcryduchat on October 17th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Oh shush! You're cute all the freaking time!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
LOL thanks =D;;
engwanoviel on October 17th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
cute drawing! lol paint chat in msn is nice, tho its tiresome to save and it doesn't give alot of colour options or so lol, but it's nice ^_^

AHH!! that's a cutee cat!!!
and yeah you hair looks good short ^_^ u look kind a like a different person altogether :/
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
Thanks~ ^.~ LOL my cat isn't nearly as cute when you know her in person. Her personality nearly makes her ugly.. XD;;;
rollergalvalrollergalval on October 18th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
You look sooooo cute! maybe you should cut your hair short...it looks so good :D
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you! ^__^ I would cut it, but I want to make it look like Elizabeth's from PotC!!
akibareakibare on October 18th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
Heh. I read this post too fast and you mentioned your camera having issues, so I read the model as

"Konica Minolta Damage X60" :D

My own trick for taking pictures is take a lot of them, hopefully a few turn out. Then, crop them to get a good layout. Sometimes if the result isn't as... warm as the original feeling I had looking at the scene (which often happens with evening pictures I like to take) I'll up the yellow slightly in Photoshop, and that's enough.

I got a new camera last summer mainly just to have one small enough I'd actually HAVE IT ON ME when something looked cool. Some kinda Panasonic Lumix. I find it handy at work too when we've had a big brainstorming session and just want to take a picture of the whiteboard in the conference room rather than try to take notes.

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Yep!! It's so useful to have my camera around all the time. :D That's a really good name for it, XD..
yungumii on October 18th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
you look SOO adorable in that picture~ pigtails make you look REALLY small and i just want to take you home because you're so cute. XD lol..don't mind me~
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Aww thank you! =D;;; I'm not small in person though. XD;;;
(no subject) - gumii on October 20th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
James Pickenstolarin on October 18th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
I'm gonna start photoblogging my legendary adventures! *laughs* I even cited you as the example I was going to follow! Its tough for me to do it at sea with limited bandwidth... but when we get to Yokosuka, it's on!

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Oh yes yes yes!!! Definitely!!! =D I want to see some pictures from out at sea too, and what it's like living in the military, since I know almost nothing about it. =D;
astrorainfallastrorainfall on October 18th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
I've a group of friends who like playing tennis too so we get together every fortnight or so and it's always a fun day. The weather is just lovely for sports too. Rain, stay away!
xiyu: Koizora- Rainbowxiyu on October 18th, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)

Tennis FTW! Even though the tennis my friends and I play just consist of attempting the get the ball across the net as many times and possible...
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Aww thank you! ^_^ LOL That's how I play too, since I"m just a beginner.. XD
ore-samathesundaywriter on October 18th, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)

Me camera's pretty old too, I think I've had it for 4-5 years lol, it gets slow starting up at times, but at least it still works XD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 20th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Ooooh, this means that you should take advantage while it's still working and take lots of pictures! =D
animeshon on October 18th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Awww your kitty looks so cute :) I love them at that age.

I haven't played tennis in years, I really should try and find out who has my racket and give it a shot