Archive for December, 2009

Argh

Posted in Life on December 24, 2009 by kumoriha

Somehow managed to get my left ear clogged with something. It feels like it’s plugged. So now I’m like…half deaf in my left ear. I don’t think it’s anything serious, but the doctors are all taking a break, so I can’t be sure. Sucks.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
お菓子(okashi) – any of those Japanese sweets or snacks, from cakes to crackers. Yum. Not to be confused with おかしい(okashii), which means “strange”.

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Gundam

Posted in Japan on December 23, 2009 by kumoriha

If you guys haven’t heard of/seen the giant Gundam that was built in Tokyo (Odaiba), well here’s a picture. It got taken down, I think, despite protests. But do not fear, it will appear in Shizuoka in the summer. July, I believe.

The head can move now too.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
抱き枕(dakimakura) – hug pillow. Japan has invented pillowcases for those long pillows especially for hugging. Has a female anime character on it usually, and one side may have fewer or no clothes. Uses range from display to certain health activities. I hear they’re also good dollfie clothes.

Baking

Posted in Life on December 22, 2009 by kumoriha

…Christmas is almost here, and that also means my mother’s birthday. Which I forgot about until yesterday.
I should get her a present, but I can’t buy anything (problem of having no money and no job, yeah), so the only solution is to make something, I guess. Am planning on finally trying out some ichigo daifuku (mochi with red bean paste and strawberry inside). The thing is, my house has no ingredients. My parents can pretty much only cook basic Chinese stir-fry stuff, so there are no other materials to work with. I’m not even going to start on the oven, which is used as a storage cabinet right now.
That being said, anyone good at baking and have tips/easy recipes?

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #116

Posted in Nico Nico Douga on December 21, 2009 by kumoriha

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking, every Monday. Electric Love is first place! ^_^
Also, someone made a C++ program to jiggle certain parts of pictures…namely breasts. Yeah. It’s done pretty well, actually. And I’m sure people can use it to jiggle other things.
Also, 来年からがんばる, which means “I’ll do my best starting next year.” Everybody’s new procrastination song.

Bootleg

Posted in Life on December 21, 2009 by kumoriha

If there’s one thing I like about bootleg DVD’s, it would definitely have to be the subtitles. I have no idea who does the subtitles or why they put them in there, but either way, it’s great at parties.
I was watching The Two Towers again, bootleg of course…

Dunno what “orion cloths” are, but I’m sure they’re great. The line, by the way, is “This is Sting…You’ve seen it before, haven’t you?”

Uruk-hai government must be amazing. The line is “…Manflesh!”

Trust me, Aragorn, you’re not the only one confused. The line is “Some evil gives speed to these creatures.”
No Photoshop, I swear, although it would be so easy to do it.

Close Shave

Posted in Life on December 20, 2009 by kumoriha

Just had my driving test today. Managed to barely pass with a 78…I think that’s better than Clint though.
The coach said to me, “God bless you.” Wasn’t sure whether to take this as a “your driving might kill you, so…” or to respond with “I’m atheist” and such. Maybe I should have sneezed.
Anyway, I almost failed, actually, because I almost stopped in the middle of the road. Bad habits and reflexes, coupled with twitches…eh. Luckily, there weren’t any cars behind me. I started off rather nicely, driving up onto the curb and almost scratching the car. It got better after that.
The most facepalming moments were not by me, though, but by the girl I was driving with. She started adjusting her mirrors–
“I can’t see the left mirror, because of the…”
“Because of the glare?”
“Because of the glare.” *fidget fidget*
“Try pulling down the window.”
“…Oh yeah! Hey, you’re smart!” No, you’re just freaking retarded.
I kind of sighed and gave up on any good expectations of her after this little episode. A bit later, she was practicing parking. After she did a somewhat diagonal park, the coach decided to practice backing into a parking spot. She pointed the parking space and told her to move the back bumper to the center of the next parking spot. Then she told her to turn the wheel all the way, blah blah, etc, and tells her to park it in the spot. Apparently, the girl thought that even in drive, the car would magically turn into a spot behind her. As she started pulling into the spot 2 spaces in front of where she was supposed to park, the coach just kind of stared at her. I started laughing in the back.
All I can say is, Epic Fail. This is exactly why I mainly talk to smart Asian people.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
もち(mochi) – rice cake made out of glutinous rice flour. It can be sweet or salty, depending on what else it’s eaten with. For example, it is eaten in zoni soup, which I think is pretty much like 汤圆, in cold weather. Mostly though, we see mochi as confectionary sweet stuff. The mochi with filling inside is called 大福(daifuku) mochi, and it has stuff like red bean paste and such.

Winter Break!

Posted in Life on December 18, 2009 by kumoriha

Finals are over! Screw school! Break!

Although it’s way too short…only two weeks.

*goes back to Dissidia*

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
エロゲ(eroge) – “ero game”, or a sim dating game. Rated 18+…but most people don’t follow that.

Edit: FFXIII movie pretty.