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11 March 2011 @ 11:43 am
Yesterday, I got to wear a kimono!! It was my first time, and veryveryvery luckily the store that dressed me had one long enough for me! They only had one, lol. It was for work, but I can't say what yet. In a few months, I will! =^^=

Well, this has been a long week, what with a 16-hour day shooting in the freezing cold along the harbor for Pop'n Press (it snowed the day before, but I had to wear a thin spring jacket.. I was dying in the cold!!), trying to get my tax return done (a headache in Japanese), trying to figure out my health insurance bills, and various other things. But I spent some time with the bf in between it all, and today the weather is nice and sunny, so I feel good! =^^= It's Friday now, so after I do my morning workout (jumping rope ftw) and take a shower/get ready, I'm going to head down to the city ward office to see if they can help me with the health insurance. ^^;;; Fuuuuuuun (not)! But if I don't do it now, I will fret over it endlessly. But before that.. meme!

Day 01: 10 things about you
Day 02: 10 things you love

Day 03: 10 things you hate
Day 04: 10 things you want to say to one person
Day 05: 10 wishes
Day 06: 10 items you can’t live without
Day 07: 10 important people
Day 08: 10 of your favorite songs
Day 09: 10 ways to win your heart
Day 10: Final 10 words.

10 things I hate............................. Way to be positive, there! Well, at least the first two are easy!

1. Cigarette smoke (this is definitely my number one!) Other illegal drugs too, of course. I want those kind of drugs to go away. Humans can be better than that. We don't need to do those things to feel better! (This is my opinion, at least!)

2. Trains. Specifically public transportation trains in Japan. (Where is the dislike button? I imagine the skinkansen is alright though. I've never ridden on it, but the Narita express and Niko express were wonderful! For those though, you automatically get a seat and they are not crowded. You can buy snacks, too! :D :D :D Plus, they are special trains so it means that you're either going to somewhere exciting while riding them, or coming back from something exciting! Yay :D)

3. Dishonesty (especially in relationships/friendships. Little white lies etc, I understand, but don't be dishonest about the important things! Dishonesty by omission counts too. Communication is key, especially with longtime friends and lovers!)

4. Having to walk in a crowd. Crowds can be a good thing (lots of people gathering because they all like something = yay!), but having to walk in one is no fun!

5. Crying babies in public. You have to go out with them, I understand. You can't control them, I understand. But that doesn't mean that I can't hate it! Especially on trains, airplanes, hotels or at amusement parks, I really, really hate the sound of a crying baby! For some reason in a grocery store or a park or something it doesn't really bother me. (crowding the aisle with a stroller on the other hand..) In all likelyhood you'll never know that I hate your crying baby, but I definitely definitely do!

6. VINEGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even the smell makes me nauseous!! Some people have called me picky, which is kind of offensive. I'll try almost anything and I like a huge variety of foods! There is only one thing that I absolutely cannot stand, which is vinegar. It sucks that it is the main ingredient in mayonnaise, salad dressing, pickles, hot sauce, etc, but I can't help it. x.x That's not picky at all! It's one ingredient out of millions. x.x

7. Unfairness. Yeah yeah, I know life is not fair. I get it. I understand that it sucks that Paris Hilton has all that money and others who are nicer people are born with nothing. But someone in her family worked hard for that money and of course they will want to pass it on to their family. Fine, I can accept that just fine (and doubtless I will feel the same way if I ever come into a lot of money. I would want to pass it on to my kids/loved ones). But when it's possible things should be decided fairly. For example, I tried to help out a friend the other day get tickets to a concert. When they went on sale, so many people accessed the wabsite that no matter how many times I refreshed it, the site would not load. So I couldn't get any tickets for her. In that kind of system, it is random luck that gets tickets out to people. Whomever happened to refresh at just the right instant. That isn't fair, and I don't like it. It actually makes me really mad! Instead, put people into a numbered queue, so that they can get tickets orderly. If you weren't in te first however many people, then tough luck. This way, the people who waited longest will get theirs and the people who were more casual probably won't. But it's fair and makes more sense. There are plenty of other ways to do it fairly, but this one is just the one that came to mind first. I know there are a lot of things (like jobs, love, etc) that come down to luck and chance in the end, but I'm just saying that when it's possible, operate things so that everyone has the same chance, and those who are most willing to go the extra mile will end up with the product or whatever it was that they wanted.

8. When I misunderstand/don't understand something in Japanese. A personal hate. I know that I've learned a lot, but for all that trying, studying, scraping, I still have a long, long way to go and this reminds me of it. I come across this almost every day.. The only remedy is study study study! x.x I will continue to do so.

9. Wasting time/procrastinating. This is unfortunately something that I do a lot, that I need to remedy. Trying!!

10. When people tell me that I don't need to lose weight/shape up/etc. I have a goal too and I am frustrated when things don't go my way, just like everyone else. Just because I am relatively skinny, it doesn't mean that my feelings are less valid than anyone else's or that it isn't as frustrating. I really try not to mention it because friends don't generally like it, but it's on my mind pretty much constantly, so it's hard not to.

Trying to get in the non-negative spirit and that didn't help, lol! The next part of the meme is a lot better. =^^=

Random note: I am trying to save up enough for a new little digital camera. I miss posting lots of pictures on here!!
[ Kurishi : クリシー ]: Kobato: ^_^undomi_chan on March 11th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
What a LOVELY kimono!! You look so pretty in blue! <3 I've always wanted to try on a kimono myself. Hopefully one day I shall, so for now I shall live vicariously through your picture!
ore-samathesundaywriter on March 11th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
lol I don't like most of the stuff you mention too - cigarette smoke/drugs, dishonesty, crying babies (i like kids but omg the crying on an overnight flight D=), crowds (don't like being in a mad throng, or queue), not understanding what someone is saying (whether in japanese or another language it's frustrating and i feel kinda bad XD;;), and yeah about the people telling me not to diet or do other things... it's okay if they comment 'you're not fat' or something, but not when they act like it's a bad thing... i mean it's something that will make me happier, happy = healthier =D
Muriel Ithilnorfaeriemuriel on March 11th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
What was dressing up in the kimono like? Did it take forever? = P
jenntheamazonjenntheamazon on March 11th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
OMG, you are sooo cute in that kimono. I've thought about making one (I bought a pattern, so I can size it to me) and was never sure what color to make it out of. Maybe I will make mine blue!

And as far as hating vinegar, you are not alone. Vinegar has its many uses, but ewww...it smells horrible!
kssling on March 11th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
Nice! always wanted to wear a kimino, but i need to buy 1 first! LOL. i have the cloth but have zero clue how on earth to make it... LOL
Aya: Fujiiceblueaya on March 11th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
You look so pretty in a kimono~ ^.^
loki_leeloki_lee on March 11th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
Nice Kimono! Did it have a pattern down the bottom? I think I can see a hint of one.

Ah I can understand what you say about crying babies. Yes. Airplane is the worst place, I think, especially the long, night flights. >_< Makes it even harder to sleep... Haha, Procrastination. Aiyish. I wish you luck.... I have been trying to stop my own procrastinating for a long long time. And unfairness! I can't stand it when people cut in line!
Mimix_mimioreo on March 11th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
Lately on my college search (Junior in high school) I've been telling myself that when I graduate from college and if I don't have a job, I'll follow in your footsteps and take a year off and teach in Japan or something.

In other words, you're inspiring me! (: Thank you :D
超ちゃ人: cat (猫): drawingφ(・ω・ )chochajin on March 11th, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)
Wow, that kimono looks awesome!! I love lightblue. The one I wore last year had a similar color!! ^-^ I wish they were cheaper, so I could buy one, hehe.

Wow! Basically all your hate points would be on my list as well (maybe apart from #10), but why are we talking about Paris Hilton now?! XD JK!!
☆: f - O.Otheidolhands on March 11th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)

Rose Thornerosethorne on March 11th, 2011 07:23 am (UTC)
Gotta ask...

Are you ok? We're watching footage of Japan, and I'm note sure where it is in reference to you.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 11th, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
I am fine! Thanks for your concern!!!
It was north of us, in Tokyo it was about a 5 or 6. Very, very, very scary, but not much damage when compared to Sendai.
Rose Thornerosethorne on March 11th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
The footage they're showing from Sendai is just terrible. I can only imagine the casualties from this are going to be high. So awful!
Rachaelsyikana on March 11th, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
Love the kimono and I have to ask if your okay? Watching the footage from here in NZ so I hope you are.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 11th, 2011 10:59 am (UTC)
I am alright! Thank you!!
calliopem_eratocalliopem_erato on March 11th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC)
Wow so bright and colorful. Curious, how much is it?

And how are you doing? I read about the earthquake in the news online earlier (because a tsunami may hit some parts of my country).
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 11th, 2011 10:59 am (UTC)
I am fine, thank you!
Sherseishin on March 14th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're alright! Stay safe. ♥
benzin01benzin01 on March 13th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)

I totally hear you on the vinegar!! I thought I was the only one who hates it. I get flack about it all the time!