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I need to start using this thing more. I keep meaning to write down stuff that happens because wheee memories! but then I get caught up in other stuff or I'm too freaking lazy (mostly that second one) and nothing happens.

So I'm going to try to update this sucker about once a week. I mean, I never keep a paper journal or anything and it seems like a nice idea because I can look back and be like oh cool I did blahblahblah that day.

In any case, I really should be Japanese-ing until my eyes fall out, but I'm taking a break to set some goals for myself because I always say I'm gonna do these things and never-ever do and I'm starting to think I'm seriously wasting all my time.

Besides, obviously, memorizing my oral presentation, writing my Shakespeare paper, studying for my kanji exam, doing all my Ling homework, reading everything ever for Romantic lit, taking finals and passing classes, etc... I really, really need to get my ass in gear over spring break. I picked up a bunch of job applications for campus jobs, mostly desk jobs, and I find I actually really want to be a tutor at Covel. SO. I need to work on my app for that, e-mail Professor Jager for a recommendation, and try to stay on top of everything. Also, I want to volunteer at the Getty Center. It's so close by, and I love it, and I love museums and art... And I haven't done jackshit when it comes to extracurricular work, which may be bad if I do end up wanting to apply places after school. This is not the time to rant about how I don't know anything about what I'm doing after college, besides some very vague ideas of maybepossibly going to Hawaii since it's the closest I can get to Japan at the moment... Though, on the other hand, I'm also quite fond of UCLA and I wouldn't mind staying here if I do grad school. Whatever I do for grad school. If my grades are even good enough, which I'm not sure they are... fml.

I kind of just want to curl up in bed forever and ever and not have to worry about terrifying things like finals or the future... but sadly, I have no TARDIS or timefreezy magic or anything that would make that possible. Rather, make it possible without me ending up homeless on my mattress because I don't want to do anything. Dammit, I don't even know how it's possible to feel motivated and yet so very lazy at the same time but... here I am, hi.

This turned out longer than I meant it to. I really should go back to (poorly) memorizing my Japanese presentation. I'm getting rather of sick of Okinawa.


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Mar. 7th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Yes! Update once every week!

And I didn't know you were in Japan, Tora :O
Mar. 7th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
I'll tryyyyy. >w<

Lol no, no, I'm not in Japan. I'm just minoring in Japanese and it's eating my life. XD;
Mar. 7th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)
I just want to do nothing either, but at least you like your school and have lots of friends there....so its less depressing than not liking your school.
Mar. 7th, 2011 09:09 am (UTC)
Aww :< Friends are gooood!
Mar. 7th, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
It'd be great if you updated more, I haven't heard from you in forever and it'd be nice to keep in touch, if only reading occasional updates~ :3

Speaking of Japanese, it sounds like you're pretty well versed in it, would you have any recommendations for a website or some resource where I can quickly brush up on my conversational Japanese and Hiragana/Katakana? I'm going to Japan in a month and sadly all my reading/writing skills have long since left the building, haha xD Would appreciate any suggestion <3
Mar. 7th, 2011 09:07 am (UTC)
Aww, yeah ♥ that's another reason I need to be on LJ more lol. Keep in touch with people ><

Hmm, I actually haven't used online resources other than dictionaries and stuff like that since I was trying to teach myself yeaaars ago, but I think this site has some stuff? http://www.japanese-online.com/

Other than that, the books I used to teach myself were of the Japanese for Busy People series, and I feel they were helpful. Using those books (vol. 1-2), I managed to test into Intermediate level when I started taking classes, so I'd say they were a good buy. I think they're about $25 or so? I'm sure it'd be cheaper used or on Amazon or something.

If you have a DS, there's a dictionary 'game' that I use that I really like called Sonomama Kanji Rakubiku Jiten, and you can write in kanji, kana, or even English words. It's very useful. :)
Mar. 7th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I will definitely take a look into the site and the books, that's amazing that you could test into that class just from that, so it sounds promising :o

I unfortunately don't have a DS, but that sounds like a great way to learn things. xD

Going to any cons or events this year~? :3
Mar. 7th, 2011 09:16 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Good luck, and I can help you out if you have any questions, I'm sure. :) I'm usually on AIM, but invisible, at fullmetaltora.

Yep! I'm going to Fanime sob I need to sew everything ever during spring break and AX for sure~
Mar. 7th, 2011 09:24 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much for the offer~ <3 I'm usually on invisible too, at rurouniashley~ I see both of our screen names are STILL the same, haha xD

Great, I'll see you there then, hopefully :D Good luck on your costumes! (I'm too broke from Japan for any new ones xD)
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