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20 September 2010 @ 05:59 pm
Japan 30-day meme: START!! (tomorrow)  
So, thanks to you guys, we came up with a really great expats-in-Japan 30-day meme!! It's for anyone who lived/has lived in Japan, or just wants to give it a go. Let's spread it around the blogosphere, so to speak =^-^=

To start...
Day 01 - A picture of you "in Japan".

Um.. Oh my. Well, I have never really worn a yukata for more than a tiny bit of time in the last few years. I've never done that Geisha thing, either. I guess I should remedy that? Or get more pictures of me doing things that seem really traditional Japanese. I would have posted a picture of me at like, Tokyo Tower, or something, but my old pictures are long gone and I was more than 30 kilos heavier. So I guess I'll have to take new ones! =D;;

I can't believe that I fail at the first day of my own meme.. ^^; Oh man. This isn't quite the spirit of the question, but at the right is a picture of me with the cast of Cirque Du Soleil. That's a Japan-only show, so technically it counts, right? =D;;;;

I can't believe that I failed.. my own meme..!!

But to be honest, today has been a day of total fail. I was so lethargic that I couldn't keep my eyes open and so took half-naps three times. Is this because I went out to dinner with friends last night and drank the last half of Emily's glass of wine? I don't drink often, but it's never done this to me before. So what's up with that? I'm also ravenously hungry and I've already eaten three times even though it's not even 6 pm.

Oh my.. I can't really focus but I don't want to give up because there is so much to do. It could have to do with the fact that I ran out of pal sweet (non-sugar sweetener) and so I put real sugar in my tea. I wonder if that was it.. Doushiyou..

Well... that's that! You know, maybe I should restart this meme tomorrow? What do you think? I can just chalk up today to a day of total fail. My only accomplishment so far has been to read a little bit. I suppose it happens every once in a while.. I'm going to go lay on my bed and watch the new episode of Lost Girl. Maybe then try to write in lj again.. geeeeeeh......

Day 01 - A picture of you "in Japan". (doing or wearing something "Japanese")
Day 02 - Describe your neighborhood in Japan.
Day 03 - Most interesting person you met.
Day 04 - What's your favorite place that's not in any of the guidebooks/lists of places to visit?
Day 05 - Which, if any, Japanese mannerisms or expressions have you adopted?
Day 06 - Food that you swore you would never eat but now love (or tolerate).
Day 07 - Which Japanese words do you use in English? (hanami, shinkansen, etc.)
Day 08 - Are you a Herbivore or Carnivore? S or M?
Day 09 - Favorite stores/shopping centers.
Day 10 - Something about Japan that sets it apart from anywhere else.
Day 11 - What did you find most overrated and underrated about Japan?
Day 12 - Describe a fail!gaijin moment. (Where you did something wrong or completely misunderstood because you couldn't ~read the air~ or just plain had no idea what you were supposed to do because you weren't born and raised here) Describe a gaijin!smash moment .(Where your foreignness was to your benefit)
Day 13 - -Something about Japan that sets it apart from anywhere else.
Day 14 - What is the hardest thing about living in Japan versus your home country?
Day 15 - Weirdest food item you've seen, and weirdest food item you've actually eaten.
Day 16 - How you realised you'd acclimated to Japan. (if you have)
Day 17 - Your karaoke top 5, your sushi top 5, your conbini top 5.
Day 18 - Post some amusing/cute/faily purikura.
Day 19 - Your favorite Japanese character(s) and Gachapon/UFO Catcher toys
Day 20 - Favorite Japanese festival or folklore.
Day 21 - Favorite and least favorite Japanese fashion trends.
Day 22 - Your favorite Japanese saying or kotowaza (proverb).
Day 23 - What is something you have/do in Japan that you wish you had/could do in your home country?
Day 24 - Your favorite Japanese slang or borrow-word (外来語), e.g. セフレ "sex friend"
Day 25 - Most interesting vending machine find.
Day 26 - What's your favorite/least favorite train line.
Day 27 - Place you avoid going to if at all possible.
Day 28 - A picture of you looking like a weaboo/A picture of you trying to blend in and failing.
Day 29 - What's the thing you [will] miss most about Japan when you leave (either on vacation, or move away)?
Day 30 - Did Japan meet your expectations, both good and bad? What has been the most surprising thing about Japan for you, or the thing you least expected?
 
 
 
amarylliszai: Tamaki Hiroshi - Eggamarylliszai on September 20th, 2010 09:05 am (UTC)
I can't wait for the rest of this 30 days meme. ^_^
And you could start tomorrow ^_^
Have a good rest ^_^
Meruxxxmirai on September 20th, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
Awww *sniffsniff* It's ok, please have a good rest <3
zombiestarzombiestar on September 20th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
hey I am in tokyo this week and I am not sure what to check out do you have any ideas?

sorry !! (i know this very rude)

youcan start your meme when you feel like it right after all it was your idea?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 21st, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
Just try looking in a guidebook and see if anything pops out at you ^^ Or search through my journal-- I've posted about a lot of fun places over the years ^^
zombiestarzombiestar on September 21st, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
thanks I went a few palces today and yesterday but its always good to ask a person who knows the city <3 thanks
The Mousenekonezumi on September 20th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, that darn wine! XD Surprisingly, other than making me blather on and make stupid jokes, the wine didn't make me sleepy...

I got hungry more often than usual today, too. Maybe it was the magic pizza we had. Or maybe it really is true that red wine is good for the digestion. :D

I'm going to start this meme in about ten seconds!
sleep_deprivedyurasama_love on September 20th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Restart tomorrow when you're nice and refreshed!
Jessraindancer_jess on September 20th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
I have a photo of you at Tokyo Tower from when I visited, if you want. =^_^=
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 21st, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
I can't believe you still have those! =D

Thanks but I think that I'll leave pictures of the old fat me off of the internets as much as possible =D
Chiakichiaki777 on September 21st, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
Aww, guess I'm going on ahead then. :\

Hope you feel better now.