December 20th, 2011
|09:55 am - UPDATE!! FINALLY~~!!|
Alright, it's been far too long since I've updated this thing. I've been checking some of the communities regularly but was just too lazy to update. So anyway, hopefully in the new year I'll be updating like I used to, at least once or twice a week.
So looking back on this year, let's see...
Well some of the big things that happened included my mom visiting in March, my diet/weight loss over the summer, and now my friend visiting for Christmas :D
Mom's visit was a lot of fun. It was good to see her again after over a year of working in Japan. And I think she enjoyed coming to Japan too. Now I'm looking forward to my best friend visiting. She's coming in 3 days, THREE DAYS!! Which means 3 more days until the holidays!! We're totally going to have a blast :D I have haven't seen her in like, two and a half years now.
Oh, and I'm actually starting to enjoy my kids lessons at work. Especially the older kids, around fifth or sixth grade up to the jr. high school kids. They're starting to open up and even try to communicate with me outside of class work. Last week they wanted to ask if I can read Japanese, so although they didn't know how to form the whole sentence they asked "Japanese-go, read, ok?" ('go' in Japanese means language, Eigo = English, Chugokugo = Chinese, Nihongo = Japanese). The younger kids listen much better than before which I'm super glad for, but I think their energies are just naturally so much higher that sometimes I get quite exhausted after their class.
Oh and the last 2 Saturdays I had Christmas parties. One for my Japanese school, one for my work school. Both were totally fun :D Usually at big parties I tend to be pretty quiet since I know only a few people, so I'll stick with my group, but at my work party even though it's a big party I know most of the students if not all of them, so I can chat up a conversation with everyone. Plus I can talk to the students in a less formal atmosphere (sometimes they get drunk so it's pretty hilarious XD).
Recently I've gained some weight which is the only thing these days I'm a little miffed over. I was doing well with my weight loss in the summer, got it down to 54kg at the lowest point, but now it's back up to around 59-60kg. Since about November I haven't been walking daily so I think that had a lot to do with it, and now I'm super nervous that over the holidays I'll gain more weight >__< Oh well, I guess it IS winter and everyone needs a little extra fat to get over the cold. Plus no one wants to diet over Christmas <__<
So yeah, a random update of my recent life. But totally can't wait for Friday to come when I'll be heading to the airport to pick up my friend. I love the anticipation of something you know is going to be awesome, granted it's not as great as once it's arrived, but having something to look forward to is super important too!
Current Location: Japan, Nagasaki
Hey, it's good to see that at least someone is having better times around the holidays lol! I've been hearing ppl being mostly grouchy at this time of the year, duh.
Have a great time with your friend over the holidays!
There was a rather big announcement regarding TOHO's Elisabeth today and it made me think of you, especially since Elisabeth is going to Fukuoka in July. Anyway, Sena Jun and Haruno Sumire are double cast as Elisabeth and the rest of the cast was announced today! You should definitely check it out... both Kanji-san and Mate Kamaras (from the Vienna Revival production), along with Yamaguchi Yuuichirou (meh) are triple cast as Death and there will be a fantastic Rudolph (Furukawa Yuuta) and a fantastic Franz (Okada Kouki).
Not sure if you're still into musicals and all that stuff, but I thought I'd let you know (though you probably already know, eh?!)
Happy Christmas and have a great 2012!
Wow long time no see/talk!!
Actually, yeah I found out a few weeks ago, saw the poster with Sena Jun and Haruno Sumire as Elisabeth and totally flew into hysterics at wanting to see both of them!! But thanks for letting me know anyway, it's amazing you still remember I like musicals and stuff!! I'm going to try to take time off in July to see the show, hopefully I'll be able to see both Sena and Haruno play the part since I really, really, really loved them as otokoyakus in Takarazuka, so to get to see them live would be so awesome <3
What're you up to these days?? Are you in Canada now or Japan or somewhere else in the world? If you're near Nagasaki we should totally hang out again!! It's literally been years since we've last met up :X
Hope you have a great holiday season too!! And best wishes to your family <3
Ah, naturally eh? You've already heard about it. I got to seen Sena in 2010 as Elisabeth and she was amazing. But, as soon as I heard about Haruno a while back... I was super, super happy!
I'm in Tokyo, actually. Was in Fukushima until that blasted earthquake. Actually, not even the earthquake ... that blasted nuclear plant. I lived about 27km from Daiichi and so I decided it wasn't a place I wanted to stay. Not that I would've stayed long anyways since I love Tokyo and was going back and forth to Tokyo nearly every weekend.
Someday I will get down to Nagasaki! My New Year's Resolution is to actually go and see more of Japan. Unfortunately I love theatre too much and spend my monies on that instead of travelling. So, we'll see how that works out! ^^
I hope you're able to see one of each Elisabeth! And if you're ever coming up to Tokyo, lemme know!