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January 11th, 2006

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12:27 am - Best New Year's Day EVERY
Ok, in my whole memory of New Years' Days, I have to say this is my absolute favourite one ever.  Click on the lj cut (cuz the report is insanely long >.<) to find out why and for some fun pictures of me and my friends~!

[Just a quick note, this entry is really long so I tried to space it out to make it easier to read.  I also bolded random words just to make reading a bit easier to everyone ^^;; so that's why some words are bolded in case you're wondering]

Ok, so, on January 1st, 2006, me, _pseudonym and toxicfrog decided to go to the Pacific Mall in Toronto.  For those not familiar
with Toronto, the Pacific Mall is this giant Oriental Mall that has a ton of stores that sells J-pop/C-pop/K-pop CD's, DVD's, anime
stuff, bubbletea, all that good stuff, and since neither _pseudonym nor toxicfrog had been there before I convinced them to go since
it was the only place open on New Year's Day. While in the car, _pseudonym told me to text messag shy_hinata seeing as she lives
in the city which I do, hoping that she'll reply.  We got to the mall at around 1pm (after some insane driving curtesy of _pseudonym)
and promptly found a parking spot and got inside which was packed even more so than usual with people.

First stop, I took the two to get some food!  We sat there looking through the menus and after debating for a long long time finally
made up our minds what we wanted.  During the meal, shy_hinata phoned me back and we decided to meet up later at the mall as she
was visiting a friend at the time, needless to say, all three of us were looking forward to meeting her once again as we haven't seen her
since Anime North 2005 (well I saw her once when she came to visit me at the university, but I wanted to see her again anyway XD).

After finishing eating, which took more than an hour since _pseudonym and toxicfrog tried to impress with the chopsticks and
wasn't really impressing anyone XD, we wandered around upstairs, pushing and shoving our way through.  With so many people, it's
hard to shop peacefully, so I dragged them downstairs to the purikura booth (or in english, print club booths...purikura sounds so
much cuter). _pseudonym, like so many other people, seemed to have a fear of the camera thinking it was gonna suck her soul out or
something and I actually stood in the doorway of the place physically pulling on her arm to try and get her to come inside ._.;;;  After
she saw how small the pictures were and that we get to preview the pics to see if we liked them or not before they were printed, she
agreed and the three of us sat down to mull over the styles we liked and what frames we wanted.  With at least a few hundred choices,
needless to say we took our sweet time -_-

So finally having chosen our styles, we got into the booths and got our photos.  I swear our booth was so loud cuz we kept spazzing
and laughing at our poses like insane monkeys XDD.  It's so much fun and if any of you get a chance to do purikura then I HIGHLY
HIGHLY recommend it, it's just so much more fun than taking ordinary pictures for some reason.  We split up the photos amongst us,
here's the 2 I have [clicky] (actually we each got 3 but I stuck the 3rd one on my notebook already ^^;;).

Then we shopped around some more, looking into the Anime DVD stores and little gift stores.  I bought Get Backers, and Full
Alchemist.  I also wanted Gunslinger Girl and Hikaru no Go but didn't have enough money >: In the Gift Shop, I got the
pocket watch
that Ed wears, I love it so much~!!  We had to hurry through every store though cuz all of them were so crowded and
people were shoving and pushing the whole time >.< 

After getting some more drinks (Chinatown has the best drinks~), and grabbing more money, we went into another Anime DVD
store when all of a sudden my cell phone rangshy_hinata was in the mall!! YATTA~!!! So I go out of the store (leaving the other 2
still looking inside) so I can hear what she's saying.  But now we're faced with a problem, the Pacific Mall is giant plus, it's really hard
to explain where you are in the mall to someone else, so I told her we were in a DVD store, which got me a "...ok...well that
helps XD" since there's at least maybe 25 DVD stores in the mall.  I give her the name and after some awkward directions, I saw
someone talking on a cell phone looking around at the same time on my cell phone shy_hinata goes "oh here's the store!" and by now
I'm yelling "I SEE YOU!! BEHIND YOU! BEHIND YOU!" which earned me some weird looks from people sitting on the benches. 

And so we have our fangirly reunion with lots of hugging and squealing and general insanity.  Then we plopped ourselves down on
the floor and started digging through the stuff shy_hinata had brought back from her trip to Japan.  We were very loud and hyper, as
we tend to be when together, and I'm sure that scared more than a few people, but we had fun XDD  She showed us her doujinshis
and the photosets she bought (TAKIEIJI!!! KYA~!! *cough*) and she gave _pseudonym and toxicfrog the presents she'd bought
them (she gave me mine earlier when she visited me at my university). 

shy_hinata hadn't eaten dinner so we went back upstairs to eat something and ended up back in the same restaurant we had lunch
in XDDDDDDD  we didn't tell her at first and the waiters were all kinda grinning at us, and when poor shy_hinata found out why
she was like "Why didn't you guys say something?! O_o"  We even got the same waiter XDDD Poor guy must've thought we were
.  I must say out of all the tables there our's had the best and most interesting conversation going on XD _psyeudonym and
shared a plate while shy_hinata and me ordered our own (yes I eat a lot, shut up <.<)

Then we dragged shy_hinata back to the purikura place and proceeded to take more insane photos XDD  This time we each bought
a set of all the photos [clicky] and boy did we have a lot fun =^__________^=  Before the mall closed, we headed to a store
called ONE'S which is giant and has everything from pens and notebooks to lingerie and plushies, all incredibly cute and
squeal-inducing.  I love that store so so so much <3.

Then off we headed to KARAOKE~!!!!! It was me, _psyeudonym and toxicfrog's first time doing karaoke so we were kinda like
"...so....we really gotta sing?" at first XD  But we got into the swing of things and although none of us really knew too many songs on
the list (mostly the songs were Chinese or English and we all knew mostly J-pop XDDDD) we had a lot of fun.  toxicfrog's pretend
man-voice is awesome~! XD. and shy_hinata has such a pretty voice~!We sang Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys and lots of
Disney songs

Unfortunately the good times had to end and by around 11pm we said our good byes.  It was so sad *sniff* none of us wanted the
day to end and we all had so so so much fun together.  On our drive back we listened to Hyoteimyu the whole way with me and
_pseudonym bellowing out the chords along with the CD while toxicfrog tried to sleep in the back ^^;; We stopped for gas, I bought
cotton candy, then headed home for a good night's sleep and fangirling dreams of gay tennis bois dancing in fields of flowers with
random sakura petals floating by......x:

So, there was how I started the year XDDDD insanity; the norms fear it, we embrace it~!! <3
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

(8 comments | Leave a comment)


Date:January 11th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
Yes. Best way to bring in the New Year! I can't wait until February so that we can do it again! I don't like how you didn't shrink the pictures though... I hate it!

I do enjoy karaoke though. ♥♥♥♥♥
And, you're voice is pretty as well. You and Hwen sing can sing so much higher than Natalie and I can. It must be an Asian thing. You guys have cute voices. ;_;
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Date:January 11th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
XDD u think so? i hate my voice when i hear it, i'm surprised u guys weren't cringing when i was singing XD
Date:January 11th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
omg, so much bold text
XD but you sound like you had so much fun
the puriku pics are cutie *^^*

AND OMG WHERE IS THE PURIKURA SHOP???????? i've been to p-mall soooooo many times and i've never seen one....i mean...the stories i have trying to find a purikura booth is numerous T__T
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Date:January 11th, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
ok i did this crappy little map thing:

the purikura booth is at one of those red dots, I can't remember exactly where. THe "anime gift store" i'm tlaking about i'm sure u've probably been to. it's got soundtracks, wallscrolls, posters, stuffed animals, tarot cards, playing cards, artbooks, wallets, pens, all that stuff.

also, u see how the anime dvd store is on the very outskirts of the mall?? it's on one of the side that doesn't have windows, does that help at all??
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Date:January 11th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
oh sweet pictures ><

it looks like and sounds like you had a blast ^^
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Date:January 12th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
It sounds like you had a great time! The purikura's are so cute! I wish we had stuff like that here!

Oh, and karaoke! It's the greatest thing ever! I can't sing At All! And I really mean it, my voice when I sing... eheheee... but still, put a microphone in my hand, and press "on" on the karaoke machine, and I will cling to the mic with both hands! (Just like Kime!Fuji in Dream Live 1! Though, his voice is slightly better than mine! *lol*)
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Date:January 12th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
love the pictures!
you must have had a great time cuz it sounds like you did! :D

i want getbackers on dvd D:
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Date:January 12th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)

neat ^____________________^

sounds like you guys had fun.
ah Getbackers is much *wub* haven't seen FMA yet. ahh! I wanna that watch too! haven't seen it around though XDDD

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