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27 April 2009 @ 06:41 pm
Yesterday, I explored Korea town, which isn't too far from where I live. I really love it there!! Especially the food! Mmmmmmm I tell you, Korea really knows their business when it comes to food!! It was really nice losing myself in Korea-ness for a little while. It was research for my column, but I will post a little bit more about it here after it comes out. It's nice to have these little pieces of other cultures here in Japan.

By the way..... SPICY FOOD = LIFE ♥ I like the Korean saying of "If it's not spicy, what's the point?" (Or something like that. Does anyone know the actual original saying?)

Today I'm going to take my first capoeira class. I've been interested in it ever since a friend was doing it in college, and now's the time to hit up the classes!! *bounces* I hope that it's fun, and that it doesn't kill me! At least it's nearby!

Ahhhhh, I think that I've gained weight, looking at the picture. This is not acceptable. You'd think that all of the healthy food that I've been eating would mean the opposite. Oh well, things will even themselves out eventually.... It's almost swimsuit season! XD;;;

I was wondering, what is something that everyone wants to change about themselves? Either physically or mentally (or both). I was just thinking that it's probably the same types of things, no matter what continent or race or culture you're from.. People are really fundamentally alike all across the world. ^^
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Stella: WAAH.. Yuutaapathymoon on April 27th, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
Wow, Korean food~! Spicy Korean food is love. >w<) They taste so heavenly. Oishii desu!
Aha~ for me, I would like to omit my clumsiness, procrastination and laziness. I hate being late for deadlines, but sometimes.. sore wa shikatanai ne~ ^^"
草加市: Cantarella - Chiaro - Colorkurosaki_koi on April 27th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
Have fun~!! ^^

I don't know a single person who's happy with their appearance, and I'm no exception. I think I would like to have more self confidence... be a better friend... and be more of a 'go getter'. Hmmm... I could probably think of more. Will add to this if I can think of any.
美夢: Pitaten Misha_miyuchan_ on April 27th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
XDDD Finally I'm able to read a little of lj XD
I tried korean food only once in Japan but I would like to try more of it, it seemed good XD
Btw where exactly did you gain weight? If it's true then you're lucky because you can cover it and no matter what your legs remain always skinny!

What I want to change of me? Mhmm Well physically I'd say my nose, I loathe my nose especially now that my face is so skinny, the nose is too evident >_< Mentally speaking, I should definitely stop looking at myself from outside and I should stop judging me.
I realized 99% of my confidence problems come from this, I'm always too hard with myself and too controlled. Also, of course, procrastination XDDD

The Girl With The Haro Tattoo: And suddenly my heart was full.thelastsong on April 27th, 2009 10:01 am (UTC)
I think I'd like to change my ability to motivate myself... and to stick to tasks until I finish them. In that sense, I really admire your drive to achieve your dreams!!
The One Peg-Legged Lesbian Zombie Sheep: Gintoki // Zensaiou on April 27th, 2009 10:01 am (UTC)
I wish I could change my inability to actually take my stories that I've formed in my head and get them actually 'on' paper. I may have to invest in a voice recorder and transcribe. -falls-
cassie, sometimes emiri, sometimes bryonyperfectdays on April 27th, 2009 10:01 am (UTC)
;3; I love Korean food, but unfortunately most of it is too spicy for me... I'm a masochist, lol XDDD!

As for your question, it's different depending on physical or mental. Physically... well, I wouldn't wish to lose weight, because I think I'm only a tiny bit overweight, so if I work at it I can probably lose it without resorting to anything like a ~magical wish~ XD. It would feel like a waste of a wish! Maybe physically... I'd wish for straight hair *lol*. I have hopelessly curly hair and it drives me crazy! You can chemically straighten it but it's so expensive that I don't think it's worth it, and manually straightening it every day adds like 30min onto the time to get ready in the morning if you're doing it properly :\... eh.

Mentally, I guess I'd like to change ... my procrastination |D? Haha, is that a mental thing? I guess it is. I always procrastinate like crazy! I'm working really hard to overcome it now and achieve better study/work habits, and I think I've been making progress? But some days I really backslide |D;;.

What about you?
不思議さん~tigerdesu on April 27th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
Good luck with the capoeira, it's crazy fun once you get into it~ I'm surprised it's not more popular in Japan considering how many Brazilians are around...

I think mentally, I'd just like to change my brain so that I learn more, or that I learn faster. Because life would be so much easier if people knew and understood more about the world. I'm just sad that my brain can only accomodate 2 languages at one time now, and even then both barge into each other's part of the brain quite often. Japanese has evicted French from my brain too. "Je voudrais un thé au lait desu" really confused that one person.
dear_demented on April 27th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
I would definately like to have something done to my teeth. As i have had a lot of dentistry work, i'm paranoid my teeth are horrible so i don't tend to smile very much (i look like i'm grimacing!).

Mentally, i would like to have more self-confidence and not worry so much all of the time.
dream_rainedream_raine on April 27th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
hmm..I want to change my teeth! They are getting so crooked and am gonna get braces. I just hate the fact that braces are crazy expensive.

Hmm...mentally, I also wish I was more dedicated to my craft. I get distracted by shinies way too easily.
Aylixaevyn on April 27th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
I love spicy food too~ Too bad there's not much Korean food in my area, so I look forward to your tidbits about the Korea town ^^

There's a lot I'd like to change about myself physically but I've actually given up thinking about it so I won't write it here, lol. But mentally... I'd like to be able to finish things I start, whether they be the stories I'm writing, work, even watching TV series. I used to always give up part of the way through, though I've been working at changing that in recent years ^^;

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jessica_halojessica_halo on April 27th, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)
I'd change my lack of will power. I work in a corner store, so every time I get hungry, it's junk food. >_< I lost ten pounds when I went away for school. I came back and got the weight back, too. D= When I was on my own, it was easier to go "You have to budget and buy real food." But when I'm working and have food provided for me at home, it's easier to go "Oh, it's just xx dollars" and buy junk. I tell myself "No more chips!" And buy a small bag the next time I work. )=
Agathe Bauer / Senor Rina style!!: Oh the pain; Oh the misery!!mitsukohime on April 27th, 2009 10:53 am (UTC)
I think there is a German town in Tokyo, too, isn*t there? ^^

Capoeira ... Thank you for mentioning it; I was wondering what the name of this sport was again several days ago :D. Have fun at the course!! ^.^

As for what I*d change about myself.

Physically : I want to lose weight. A lot of it actually :\ ... I think I wouldn*t have several problems then anymore, but changing your lifestyle rapidly is such an awkward feeling :(. However, I try to eat healthy now ... But I cannot keep my hands off certain things, so it is my own fault (though the weight problem started with a certain medication I had to take which increased your appetite and I never felt like being "full" even when I was Oô ...).

Mentally - I want to be healthy mentally. That*s also the reason why I have to take medication (luckily they exchanged the medication after a few months). The reason why is quite simple - if you know the actual meaning of having a certain mental disease, and your dear classmates and everybody around you uses the term for this disease every effing minute without even knowing what they say ... Then it really upsets you. Plus, taking medication every morning and evening just because other people think what is going on inside your head isn*t really a nice thing to do.

... Okay. That was a long comment. I am sorry :( ...
Soul Master Kaze (SMK)sm_kaze on April 27th, 2009 11:01 am (UTC)
You've certainly got a point on the mental health front.
ore-samathesundaywriter on April 27th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
Definitely more self confidence, and maybe just being more assertive in certain areas and not feeling guilty over things so easily. And while I'm not overweight or anything, just dropping a dress size or two would be nice =P The closest thing I'd have cosmetic surgery in would be something like lasik lol
khamovakhamova on April 27th, 2009 10:58 am (UTC)
О, capoeira is great! Good luck :))
About changes: i would like to overcome procrastination and to be much more self-confident.... i guess i am not unique ;) Phisically i'd like to be a little bit more athletic.

don't you mind a topical question?.... what sports are popular with japanese? do they pay more attention to a fitness or to a state of mind?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 27th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
Hmm... right now, things like soccer, tennis, and baseball are really popular. I'm not sure if that is playing as well as watching, though.

Japanese school systems really promote and encourage physical fitness, and generally I find that the level of mental health problems is quite high (my own assessment, though), so I would suggest that it's matter over mind in this case.
bernie: Manatee <3 Sharkbeanie_nup on April 27th, 2009 11:01 am (UTC)
Try <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Gye_Tang>SamGyeTang</a>, best Korean herbal chicken soup ever! And spicy food is always &hearts for me~~ And you body is fine! D= As for what I want to change about myself?.. Maybe stop putting myself down a little less, as well as <s>lose some weight</s> well... who doesn't?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 27th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, okay! If I see it in a restaurant, I will definitely give it a try!
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