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22 April 2011 @ 12:21 am
Tokyo Tower is dark...  
According to my user info page, I've received 49,951 comments. I want to celebrate reaching 50,000!!!!

The 49th comment received ON THIS POST will receive a postcard in the mail from me! (I'm holding back replying until the counter reaches past 49.. I will reply after that! So feel free to strike up conversations!) What will be on it? You'll just have to wait and seeeeeee~~! ^o^/ (assuming that you will consent to give me your mailing address! ^^)

In other news, Tokyo Tower is dark these days.. but don't worry! It's only because the city is trying to save energy. The 6 nuclear reactors in Fukushima that are no longer working (no danger to us, though!) supplied a lot of eastern Japan's power, and without them there is the possibility of shortages and blackouts. (Though to be honest, I think that if only all of the pachinko parlors would shut down voluntarily, there would be no concern.)

But anyways.. thanks Tokyo Tower! It was eerie to pass through Roppongi and not see it all lit-up though.

Well!!! I kinda sorta have some big news! But I can't say anything yet!!! It might be a while, but I will say things when I can. Sorry for the vagueness! *^-^* Let's just say that as I vowed to myself, things this year are slowly, but steadily changing *^^* Things that I can tell you about though, are: I am sloooooowly toning up my body. I'm becomign more flexible, too. At times it is frustrating and I do have setbacks, but I am progressing! I'm very proud of myself! Although I probably won't say too much, since I am already a skinny girl (through a lot of hard work too..) and it seems to upset people. So I suppose I will curb the boasting as much as possible... ^^;;;;;;;;;

I am also slowly but steadily improving my japanese ability! I am not so good at languages, but becoming as fluent as a native speaker is my goal, so I refuse to give up! I'm sure that it will be a number of years, but I wouldn't complain if it came earlier than that... :) (I suppose this is a bit of a pipe dream ^o^;;)

I was planning to volunteer in Ishinomaki (a place very hard-hit by the tsunami), but I attended an information meeting and decided to reevaluate and look into going during the summer instead. There are a lot of reasons for this, including work and other factors. But in the meantime, I am going to a Tokyo-based volunteer information session on Sunday night, and so hopefully will be able to participate in Tokyo volunteer efforts soon! ^^

A little bit more 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.

Keeping it simple this time:
My S/O, all of my real friends, my family, my work colleagues, people who don't know me but still read my blog and cheer me on or care about me ^^, my role-models, Gene Roddenberry, the inventor of milk chocolate, everyone else, and aliens. ^^

So.. to fuel discussion and get those comments up, I have a few things to say:

Here is a funny picture of a perverted tree that I took today, here is a picture I took in the same area the day before, and here is a tiny doodle of myself that I drew the other day.

I am also wondering, does anyone have a kindle? I'm looking for opinions on your experience with it, both the good and bad! I'm considering getting one, just for novels. I just realized that the kindle is not a touch-screen....... well, I am definitely not getting one then. Oops! Didn't even occur to me.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 24th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
They will still need help next summer, I hear. It's going to take years and years to rebuild, so if you want to save up and spend next summer up there I"m sure they would welcome the help!