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19 September 2010 @ 11:59 am
30 Day meme.. all finished!!  
I decided that I wanted to do a Japan-specific 30-day meme, and with the help of you guys, made one! I'll start filling it out tomorrow, and in honor of that, I finished the current 30-day meme all at once. Here goes! =^-^=

Day 01 - A recent picture of you and five interesting facts about you.
Day 02 - The meaning behind your LiveJournal name.
Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends.
Day 04 - A habit that you wish you didn’t have.
Day 05 - A picture of somewhere you've been to.

Day 06 - Favorite super hero and why.

I thought about this for a long time.. A long, long time.. I walked around doing my normal food-shopping (tonight making niku-jaga for the first time! More on that later! ♥) and thought about it. At first I was like, am I limited to American-comic-book-type super heroes, or can I include anime/manga heroes, or real-life heroes?

But I decided that while those are great heroes, I think the original spirit of the question was the American-Comic-Book Super-hero type of question (does that make sense? lol).

But even that's not easy.. ^^; I used to read comics when I was in High School. My favorites by far were Generation X (Marvel), Gen13 (Image), and Witchblade (Top Cow?). I was such a huge fan!! Especially the first two. But then who is my favorite? Uuuuugh. It's hard to pick for GenX, since I liked the characters in general, but for Gen13, it's easy.

Her. I like Caitlin Fairchild ♥ And the reason is that she was tall, nerdy, and had hair kinda like mine! She was like me (only hotter) put into a comic book! I loved her, for that reason! I suppose that I always will ♥ Not to mention, she looks GREAT in a bikini ♥ (A good enough reason to like anyone, right? =D)

Day 07 - A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.

My bf. But he doesn't want me to put pictures online, so here is my shoujo-version of him. *^^*

It's really cliche, but he influences almost everything I do these days. Not directly all the time, but just by thinking that I want to be a better person, because of him, it makes me think about things that I do. *^^* Mouuuu... so happy *^^*

Day 08 - Short term goals for this month and why.

Get my (manga) name ready for taking in!

To get an online store started. Just a baby step is enough. I'm working on it today right after I take a shower!

Day 09 - Something you’re proud of in the past few days.

That I reached 6 years in Japan and am very happy. Happy to a point that I just can't describe *^^*

Day 10 - Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad.

Hmmm... Right now I'm listening to..
Happy - "I've Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas, and "California Gurls" by Katie Perry
Sad - Same, so that I cheer up!
Bored - Same.... x.x
Hyper - Anything bouncy.
Mad - I try to find something a little harder in this case.

But really, I tend to listen to like, one or two songs for months on end, then I switch it up. ^^;; Favorite artists these days include Seamo (Japanese), Olivia (Japanese), and Britney Spears (American, but I imagine you all know that ^^;)

Day 11 - Another picture of you and your friends.

A small selection of them =^-^=

Day 12 - How you found out about LJ and why you made one.

My bestest best friend Lauren ♥ had a livejournal and suggested that I get one too so that we could talk to each other even while not at school! So she gave me a code and here we are! =D I was hooked almost immediately, lol! I think that blogging really suits me, although at first I didn't really like the word "blog". I can't remember why anymore, though, strangely enough..

Day 13 - A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.

I don't really think that these kinds of things belong on the internet. But in the interest of the meme I will write a short something. In this case, this person doesn't read my blog, I never talk to him/her anymore, and said person can't even read english so no problem!

Dear *name*,

You lost out. Sucks to be you! I'm so not apologizing for saying this, and I do think that it was out of line for you to call me on my birthday. Because frankly, you were the one that wanted out. Bye!


Ahh, that feels good, to be honest!! =^-^= *sparkle*

Day 14 - A picture of you and your family.

Ehhhhhhhhhhhh!!!?!?! I don't have one, gomen!! My hard drive crashed a month ago with all of those pictures and I can't find any left over on the laptop. I'll post some the next time that I go abroad to see them =^-^=

Day 15 - Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play.

LOL. Well, I have a small playlist set to play and here are the first 10 songs that come up on it:

Kansas - Carry on my Wayward Son
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Radwimps - Setsuna Rensa
Sheryl Nome - Pink Monsoon
Akon - Don't Matter
Becky - Less than Three
Black Eyed Peas - I gotta Feeling
Coraline - Coraline Theme
Daniel Powter - Bad Day
Eagles - Hotel California

Day 16 - Another picture of yourself.

Geh.... Dude! How many of these questions are repeat?? Here ya go ^^: Feel like I've seen this somewhere before.... =D

Day 17 - Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why.


To be honest, I'm not sure that I have the energy to live someone else's life! I have enough going on in my own life that I want to work on, I don't really want to take a vacation anytime soon =D

But if I had to choose, I would choose Konomi-sensei's. Because I want just to see what it's like being him =D

Day 18 - Plans/dreams/goals you have.

What are we gonna do tonight, Brain?

We're going to take over the world!!! ♥ (my god, the flashbacks. If you have any idea what I'm talking about, some Okinawan cookies for you! ♥)

Hmm.. Well.. There are a lot of things that I want to do, if we're talking about a lifetime. My priorities change now and then, but at this moment, the eventual goals that I have are:

- Get married/make a family
- Build a house
- Create something (manga and maybe novel?) that inspires other people all over the world
- Travel the world for fun
- Become able to speak Japanese as well as a native

I guess that's it, in terms of big things. I have a lot of small goals, like to start up a business, to be in a japanese drama, to be on Star Trek (yeah yeah, shuuuuush!), to release a CD single (I suck but I'm at least as good as William Hung!), etc. But in terms of things that I just can't give up, those upper five are the most important, that I will never give up on!

I would also really like to inspire World Peace in some way. Maybe through a manga/novel.. or even something as simple as a travel guide.

Day 19 - Nicknames you have; why do you have them.

Hmm.. These days, I don't get called anything other than my name lol! The most recent one that I've had was "J", which Konomi-sensei started calling me. I think he just thought it sounded cool, lol.

I've had few others, usually for only short times by only one or two people. "Hi-chan" (from Hinoai of course) is one that some of my friends, especially online ones use. It's fine with me, though Jamie is fine too ^^

Day 20 - Someone you see yourself marrying/ being with in the future.

The person that I am with now. I want to end up together, forever.. It is one of my biggest wishes right now. I think we could have a really happy life together =^-^= I really have Jenya to thank for that, btw! Without you, we probably never would have met!! ♥

Day 21 - A picture of something that makes you happy.


Come on, don't tell me that you weren't expecting that =D

Day 22 - What makes you different from everyone else.

Aren't we all unique? I don't really like this kind of question, because it makes it seem like there are even two people that are exactly alike, which I don't believe for a moment. What you have done up until now is 100% unique to you!

Maybe I missed the point of the question, but really..

Day 23 - Something you crave for a lot.

Maybe I should repost the hot chocolate picture here? ^^;

I crave love. I hunger and thirst for love more than anyone could ever believe, and that's the truth. When I don't have it, I get insecure. When I do, sometimes I even overlook it. I would really like to change that about myself.

Day 24 - A letter to your parents.

I'm starting to dislike this meme.

Dear Mom and Dad,

Love you.


I mean.. what I write to my parents is mostly personal. I am trying to feel closer to them, because finally (now that I'm "grown up") I realize that if I were a mother, I would want my children to love me with all their heart. I would want to share in their lives. So, even if it makes me uncomfortable to change, I know that my parents are generally good people, so it's the least that I can do to share my life with them as much as I can.

Day 25 - What I would find in your bag.

Let's see!!

- My wallet
- A washcloth, to wipe off sweaty-ickyness, lol. It's very humid still!
- A tissue pouch (the frilly pink thing. It came in a magazine I read, lol)
- My camera (the blue pouch is for it, but I was using the camera to take the picture)
- Chapstick and lipgloss. It's all about layering! Actually I usually use just the chapstick because I lick anything else off. x.x
- Iphone charger (Iphone not pictured, but it's usually in my bag too)
- Pencil and eraser. Always!
- Compact, both for the mirror and for touchups
- Hand lotion. Can't survive without it!
- Hand disinfectant. You know, that awesome stuff where it like, evaporates when you put it on? Eda thinks I'm a germophobe and maybe it's true. But I just don't want to get sick, so I use it before I touch my eyes, or after I have to touch a handle on the train (you would too if you saw people pick their noses and touch them too)

That was my bag right now and how it generall is. But I change bags depending on how I feel and what I'm wearing, and what I'm going to be doing. Ooh, and I forgot to take out my train pass, but it's usually somewhere in there. If I'm just hopping down to the grocery store or something though, I generally just grab my wallet out of the bag and take that. And my phone =D

Day 26 - What you think about your friends.

Um, they are my friends, right? So I love them by default, right? Why would anyone think anything different about their friends? (If they dislike them, then they're not friends, right?)

Day 27 - Why are you doing this 30 day challenge?

Because I wanted something to prompt me to post every day. I want more people to read my blog. But I don't think this is all that interesting of a meme in the end, so I'm finishing it all at once. From tomorrow I'm going to start the Japan-oriented one!! I think that's going to be a lot more fun, too!!

Day 28 - A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?

Geh..... Well, I will have to look through the online records for this one..

This is me from Summer 2009. =D For starters, I've lost weight!! (Roughly 7 kilos, about 15 pounds!) I'm almost at my goal now, and finding out that the last bit is indeed the hardest! My hair is longer as well. I felt like it hadn't gotten longer at all, but looking at this it really has! I think I'll still have to grow it out for a few more years before it gets as long as I really want it, if it even will!! (I want it all the way to my upper butt/belly button, like Miley Cyrus)

I think that my style and hair are finally coming together now, unlike at that time while I was just beginning to experiment. I've gotten the comment that I look younger a lot now, and I think that it's true!! I'll take some pictures this week and show you what I mean!! (Despite that the wrinkles are coming in around the eyes, an inevitability, I still agree that I look a lot younger now. Shows what good style and makeup and weightloss can really do for you!) I only just really learned that lesson this year, when I began opening up finally to Japanese style and looking around me. =D To be honest, it wasn't for myself at first. I started looking at style magazines so that I could research for a manga, lol!! =D

Day 29 - In this past month, what have you learned.

How to love myself a little bit more. =^-^= I also learned the japanese word for "Diarrhea". =D

Day 30 - Who are you?

I am Jamie Lynn Lano. That's really all that I need to say, right?? =^-^=

By the way, that is my desk at the moment. Mako brought me over a desk from his parent's house! It's HUGE! Not too stylish really, but it's absolutely perfect! It's weird, but just by having a desk like this, it feels like my life has changed. Is that silly? XD

Bigger picture of the right, though just manga ON the desk. I'll take a picture of my desk after I finish decorating my room one day! ^.^

☆: あ - Konekobasu (wink)theidolhands on September 19th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
I love reading your journal and that pic of your bf is great.

I look forward to seeing what the Japanese meme will be!
☆: Gas Mask - fashiontheidolhands on September 19th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
I think you look beautiful in that old photo!
L.impressioniste on September 19th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
I was going to say, "There's nothing like a nice, big desk!" but my gutterbrain ruined it. But yes. A ginormous desk with lots of room is ♥ ;o;

Day 20 - Someone you see yourself marrying/ being with in the future.

The person that I am with now. I want to end up together, forever.. It is one of my biggest wishes right now.

That sort of thing is such a great feeling :3
Maseiyamaseiya on September 19th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
Honestly, you look so beautiful in that year-old photo--even if you've lost 15 lbs now and wear more stylish clothing now, I don't think it's going to matter all THAT much. Just because attractive people will be attractive no matter what they wear/how much they weigh, in my opinion! ;D
夢の声yume_no_koe on September 19th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
It's so much fun to read all your day meme's (actually, all your posts are fun to read). I'm looking forward to your Japanese one! <3

Cynical Kitty: Catholicmoonbeamdancer on September 19th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
Yes, Witchblade is from Top Cow. :) LOVED Sara to death, I need to get some icons of her. And Fairchild kicks ass as well, I liked her too.

Edited at 2010-09-19 06:04 am (UTC)
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on September 19th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
I think I didn't like "blog" at first either... it sounded too made-up-pseudo-trendy or something. I still kind of recoil from the words "blogger" or "blogging" ...

and wow! Your hair HAS gotten longer! it's always been long so it's not as easy to notice!
(Anonymous) on September 19th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
I love reading your blog, it's always so much fun, I ca't wait for your japanese meme ^^
sleep_deprivedyurasama_love on September 19th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
"Are you pondering what I'm pondering?"
"I think so, Brain, but will the gummy worms ever get along with the marshmallow chicks?"
kate_firefly: awww.....sweet hugkate_firefly on September 19th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
this post was really fun to read. and the drawing of yr boyf is so cute. i love it whenever u post something new. especially love all the pics u take!! *hugs* and i hope all your dreams will come true eventually....<3<3
kate_fireflykate_firefly on September 19th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
haha... i know what u're talking about. pinky and the brain. wowwww.....nostalgic!! xD
Chiakichiaki777 on September 20th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
hahaha, couldn't wait could you?
ext_261845 on September 20th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
The dream,keep it up, up and high.!
Hello Jamie!, it hasn't been that long since I found out about you trough a video that I don't really know where I saw, but what struck me was the fact that a foreigner could be part of a manga studio... amazing!. You have done what many of us mangaka wannabe dream about, and are putting your all to accomplish the dream, You moved me a lot, and I have a mixture of feelings if I were to describe it maybe pride,joy, motivation?. Hehe, I can´t help it but feel happy when I see that people don't forget their dreams and work to achieve them.

I feel so much positive energy form your blog I read almost all of it starting on February, and your smile says it all, you have a beautiful sincere one, which shows just how much quality of a warm human being you are. I wish with all my heart your goals get accomplished. You deserved it.

Consider me a Fan, so I will be rooting for your works. ah! BTW if you get stuck with website stuff and such, please count on me my field of work is in IT, so I can help you out the most I can with a smile on my face, all of it freely, of course, if this help you reach your goals, what better reward can I ask for.

My gosh! Tijuana... Hehehe, I guss You need to know the real Mexico a bit better, I highly recommend the Riviera Maya if you want a tour, since and most of the richness Mexico has is from the center to he south of the country.You are welcome to come back anytime.

I think I have exceeded the limit of a comment and this is turning more like a letter.

Anyways, Congratulations on your Anniversary and your birthday.

Best wishes!