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29 August 2009 @ 10:46 pm
Baaaaaaccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkk!!! (And want your help!)  
If you can read the subject header... I'm back!! (=^o^=)/ I picked up my mini-laptop from the repair center and am so glad to have internet!! It's nice to be able to read email and check the news... but mostly to be able to update lj!! There is so much to write about! ^^

But, tomorrow I am heading back into the studio. I can't get a day off nowadays.. but it's okay. I'll get through it somehow! Not only that, but come out on top!! In the meantime, I had a nice time keeping up with everyone on Twitter. --> http://www.twitter.com/jamieism I still post from there often, so please follow me! ^-^

In the picture at the right.. that's kimchee! That I made. It was a lot of fun, and it's really delicious, but more about that later!

Right now, I want to ask..

I'm going to write a FAQ (about me), since everyone keeps asking the same questions.. What questions would you like me to include/answer???

Let me know, and I'll definitely include them!
a walker of many pathsmankycat on August 29th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
I love making my own kimchee (I haven't bought any in years now). The control of making your own is great, especially when you have several family members who can't eat certain ingredients (like wheat is some fish sauces). We add extra ginger and now add some sliced green korean chili peppers. I plan to make white kimchee soon. :-)
L.impressioniste on August 30th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Welcome back :3

I'm not sure what questions to put on an FAQ, mostly because everything I'd ask I think I know about you already. :D;;
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 27th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
I think they just don't read it. I really wish people would, though! I feel rude not to answer questions, but I don't really have the time to answer question after question.
chevyhollow_truth on August 29th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
was the transistion from one culture to another difficult?
metamorphosys on August 29th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
Welcome back. It is nice to hear from you. Two questions for you: what first got you interested in Japanese culture? Secondly what was your first job when you first arrived in Japan?

Thanks for your time. Have a nice weekend.
Heather "LYNN" Lucas: Aiba Hiroki - at easesayonaramelody on December 30th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
I like the second question~
☆Chuu~☆: Ponyolove_chuu on August 29th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hurray, you're back!

You should set things up so that your Tweets will 'post' to your LJ once a day. :] That would be cool.
arthurfrdentarthurfrdent on August 29th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
heh, it's good to have you back... I think you should put the list to your tags as part of the FAQ... that way if you have FAQ headings that you wish to talk about, you can have simple links to where you have discussed those topics previously...

other than that, I'd be curious to find out what things you have learned/gotten used to about life in Japan, and what things it seems that you have to be born there to really understand.

Selfishly, I like when you post here, because I can write back to you... ;)
Reiquentin_watson on August 29th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
As an artist (and an anime fan) I want to know the details on how exactly you got the job! Was it on a website? How'd you hear about the opening? What would you suggest to other wannabe-anime artists if they want to live/work in Japan? Stuff like that. :)
ルリdemonruri on August 29th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Hey I added your twitter, Im wondering do you ever see replies I send you? Im rurisan on twitter.

Ohh Kimichi thats so good, how did you learn how to make it :D!

Yes my question is, how do you get established to live in japan as a foreignger?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on August 30th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
No. If you have a protected account, the other person can't receive your tweets I think.
(no subject) - demonruri on August 30th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
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reiayanami89reiayanami89 on August 29th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Nice to know you are doing well. My question for you is this:

-What made you want to move to Japan in the first place and why.

Since I plan on living in Japan for a few years, it's good to learn a few things about living in a foreign country.

Arigato gozaimasu!
Janayjanaychan on August 29th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
How were you able to follow an awesome career in Japan and not fall into the typical foriegner teaching lifestyle so many of us are in?

What kinds of difficulties have you encountered looking for work as a foriegner and how did you handle them?

Thanks for taking the time to create a FAQ for us. ^^
Jadehisuiai on August 29th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
The top ten worst parts and the top ten best parts about living in Japan?
Where the heck you got that red dress/shirt from... cause I wants it. (Kind of kidding, still want to know though)
Oh, does Japan have random wireless internet access points (free or otherwise) in places? (I'm expecting they would, but I'd just have no idea where to go~)
In the beginning how difficult was it to find places and get yourself there?

And I think that's about it. Yay about your laptop, and good luck with everything~<3
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on August 30th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Do you mean the one that I'm wearing in the side picture? If so, I got it from the shopping mall in Odaiba. ^^
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never grow olddiscodv8 on August 29th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
welcome back, jamie.

vanessers: kirbyaquaricom on August 29th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
where do you find clothes that fit you in japan.

Im 5'7" with a small C cup, and no matter how petite I am thier clothes never fit me. Ive given up. ;o;
liandis on August 30th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Hi Jamie ^-^

Question: You have been in Japan quite a few years now: How is your Japanese coming along?
akibareakibare on August 30th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
Hmm. Questions... I suppose I'd ask, how did you get involved in drawing as your particular art medium? Did you like to draw always as a small child, or?

Then, when did you find your own style coming together? Clearly it's something that constantly evolves with you, but I notice among artists I know that have made a living at it, the thing they have in common is that they had a clear "voice," a style, of their own, with confidence and their line work was strong as a result.

I quite like the art I've seen even just on this journal over time. I can't draw my way out of a paper bag, so it's interesting for me to see it :) I like to make collages, myself.