It's been a little while, right? As the title says, it's still kind of hot here but I'm sure that summer has gone already... Well, I couldn't update this blog because I'd been busy these days especially participating the internships I'd applied for. At first, It was a bit strange for me not to write a post in a day, but once I'd gotten used to it, it surprisingly becomes an ordinary thing. The days without blogging enables me to realize how hard it would be to keep doing something regularly. ^^
Anyway... what's encouraged me to write a post for today is the fact that my academic grade for the previous semester came out finally! I surely remember talking about this last year, and how it makes me feel remains exactly the same. So, I felt so nervous to log on to the website of AGU that I even thought about two different ways to deal with the possible results that would make me feel happy or sad. To my relief, it did turn out to be the happy one! Yaaaaay! Though I've fully enjoyed the vacation, I've felt a part of me subconsciously cared about my academic grade. So, I was glad to finally be able to see it. ^^
Alright, I hope you'll see how happy I am right now! Hehehe....
That's all for today!
See you soon.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
It's about 11:30 PM here, and a typhoon is coming to the Kanto area! Now, I've listened to the sound of the wind that seems to get louder... I don't know how long it'll be staying here, but I'm surprised at the force of the wind! I hope it'll be gone tomorrow because I have another one-day internship to go!
So, I'll update more about it tomorrow! ^^
See you soon~!
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I talked about Backstreet Boys yesterday, and I'll talk about the boy band in Japan called "Arashi"! Ahhh... it seems that I just can't help but be attracted to these guys! Though I've liked Backstreet Boys since I was 14 or so, I hadn't been interested in the boy bands in Japan for some reason. Maybe it's because too many of them have been out there. So, I might end up getting lost and giving up to catch up!
But... after I went to the concert of Arashi, I've been into them sooo much that I even went shopping today just to get their new single! Hahaha.... A friend of mine who got the tickets and went to the concert together was really surprised because she thought that I wanted to experience what the Arashi's concert would be like! And since then, I regularly check their TV appearance. ^^ Before going to the concert, I had no idea why she's loved them sooo much that she skipped classes to participate recordings for their TV shows as a spectator. Now I totally can understand what she did. I imagine it was like a dream come true for her!
And I decided to put some of their videos I found on youtube. By doing this, I'll be able to see them whenever I want without logging on to youtube! Hahaha....
The boy who dances on the stage is Ohno-kun! The song is called "Song for Me", and it's his solo on their album. (Arashi's members are Ninomiya-kun, Ohno-kun, Matsumoto-kun, Sakurai-kun, Aiba-kun.) Though it looks like he's lip-syncing, I like his dancing! It really is awesome. ^^
This one is performed by Ninomiya-kun, and it's also a solo work. The name of the song is Niji, which means "rainbow". Fortunately, the lyric is translated! ^^ So, I think you'll enjoy listening to the song. The lyric is written by him, and sooo sweet!
With everything being said, I now started to feel that I'm actually getting younger... Hahaha~!
Alright, that's all for today!
See you soon. ^^
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I happened to know that Backstreet Boys will release the new album. After hearing that, I found myself visiting their website. Yeah, I know some of you say they've become the people of the past. However, I still can't help but follow news updates about them! I'm actually writing this post while listening to the sounds of my favorite tune, "I want it that way".
I feel sooo old when I think back about my junior high school days, and how passionate I'd been about them. Ouch! (Hehehe.) However, their songs absolutely have kept helping me improve my English and learning the expressions that aren't on textbooks. I think that's why they've been the band which I keep coming back to from time to time. ^^ Their songs definitely bring me back the memories I had with my friends from the junior high school. As the songs go on, the feelings I had and what we did start to be recalled specifically.
Is this how getting older makes me feel?
It also makes me want to see one of my best friends who went to the junior high school with me! Ahhhh....I'm certainly getting older! Hahaha.
Alright, that wraps up today's post!
See you soon. ^^
Monday, September 03, 2007
Lately, I've been working on filling out applications for the internships that I hope to be accepted. It's called "entorii shi-to(entry sheet)" in Japan, and sending it to companies is the very first step for those who want to participate internship programs. Whether you're required to write this really relies on companies' manners. And I think the definition of internship in the US is not always suitable for the Japanese version because some companies in Japan have introduced the internship programs for letting students know more about companies by giving us seminars and chances to talk to the employees, not for working experience. I like both styles of internships because each of them has different positive and negative points.
As I've been thinking about what to write, I can't help but start thinking about who I am and the path I've taken so far. I personally don't think that I can see something objectively in the true sense of the term because the part of me that tries to be objective and the other part of me that doesn't will never be apart. And I still think so. However, I realize that the environment that embraces me allows me to have a kind of objective view about myself. The environment includes my parents, my friends, and the things I did. Needless to say, I've been greatly affected by my parents and my friends, and they always encourage me to go the way I am. At the same time, they make me realize I'm the only one and so is each of them.
The other thing I can think of in terms of the environment I've been grown up with is English. I hadn't noticed that English has had a big influence on me until I've got over with being worried about making mistakes, and improved enough to be able to write in English. I now feel like I have another room in my mind where I can visit quite casually when I feel like getting out of the room I've got already for Japanese. I'm supposed to have a switch button to decide where I'll be, and I guess I am. Sometimes it doesn't work that way, however. I feel the little part of me is left at the Japanese room when I think I stay at the English room, and vice versa. That's one of the reasons why I feel I'm a different person when I write in English, maybe?
Anyway, I like writing in English because it allows me to express myself differently and I've been able to feel something that left sealed in the Japanese room being turned into words, which is visible.
So...the conclusion is that I'm going to keep writing!
That's all for today.
See you soon!
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Today, as I was surfing through the Internet, I happened to find the music video that's been getting popular in Japan. The song is called "Oshiri kajiri mushi". The translation would be "An insect that bites butts". Yeah, I know it sounds really strange, and even ridiculous. First time I'd heard of the character, I completely had no idea what it looked like... Finally, I had a chance to see it and I liked how the character has been described! So, why don't you see it moving and what it's singing about?
Though I'm Japanese, I just don't know what the lyric wants to say! But I guess it's okay because it's a song for children and the primary purpose of the song is, I suppose, to make people dance and smile!
I hope you enjoy the video and hopefully dancing! Hahaha...
That's all for today!
See you soon.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
I was finally able to see what I've been waiting for! It was the Arashi's music video. ^^ Do you remember I talked about their concert which I enjoyed much more than I'd thought previously? Their new single will be released on September 5th! Yaaay! So, why don't you watch and listen to their new song called "Happiness"!
Even though I'd known that they've been out there for years, I didn't pay attention to them very much because it seemed to me that they were just one of the boy bands. However, after one of my friends who have loved them since she was much younger took me to their concert, I completely changed my mind! Their performance went much beyond my expectation. ^^
Since then, I've kept checking their TV appearance. I assume their schedule must be crammed, but I can see that they always try to do their best! That's one of the things I've liked about them, and also that's what I learn by looking at what they do. ^^
And a friend of mine who introduced "Arashi" to me, Mao, just left Japan to study in China. So, every time I see them sing or dance, it definitely reminds me of her! For now, I just don't feel what it'll be like not to be able to see her for a while because the new semester hasn't started yet. But as time goes by I'll slowly miss her and I guess I actually do a bit right now. Though the fact that we're apart remains, we still can talk about them throught the Internet! So, I'm looking forward to talking to her again soon! Also, I'm deeply grateful for the technologies that enable us to communicate with each other. ^^
Alright, I hope you'll like the video I updated. ^^
That's all for today!
See you soon.