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Posted in Life on March 10, 2010 by kumoriha

It feels really strange to have finished my homework ahead of time. Now I need to find stuff to do…
Any ideas? I should also find a Japanese friend to Skype with. As soon as I get a mic. Any good reccomendations?
Well, I guess I’ll just wait for sekirara to come out…

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
きっと(kitto) – surely, definitely


Let’s Goooo!

Posted in Life with tags , , , , , , on March 6, 2010 by kumoriha

The AGHS (can be pronounced as it reads) School Team Tournament is underway. Which means work work work every weekend. But it’s fun. More fun than homework, which is still untouched. And I need to come up with arguments to win an impossible trial. At least it’s against dumb freshman (small joke).

Didn’t go to speech contest today. Or rather, couldn’t. Stupid cold has completely debilitated my speaking capabilities. Missed out on yummy Japanese food too…am very sad.

Internet Explorer has been freezing and crashing the whole day. I am totally thinking about switching over to Chrome for good, but for my Favorites list. I wonder if there’s a way to import it…

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun episode 22…I still haven’t seen it. Will do so now.

Bunch of useless ramblings over.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
嘘(uso) – A lie, an untruth. Can also be used as an exclamation as in “No way!” 嘘をつく(uso wo tsuku) is “to lie,” and a “liar” is 嘘つき(usotsuki).


Posted in Life on March 5, 2010 by kumoriha

Found out today that allergies + cold + sleep deprivation = feeling like poo. Good thing I had a nice nap on the bus…probably need another one.
Does anybody else have an annoying habit of singing to yourself all the time? I get funny looks a lot, or so I think. But that’s okay, because strangers are strange(rs).
Speech contest is going to suck majorly unless my throat miraculously cures overnight. Hopefully there’ll be good sushi and other food afterwards though. Speaking of which, I would really like a ramen right now…

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
やらないか(yaranaika) – “Wanna do it?” Can have the same connotations as it does in English. That connotation came from a yaoi comic called Kusomiso which I really don’t want to talk about.
In any case, here’s Isaji’s famous parody of Balalaika –

Pet Peeves

Posted in Life with tags , , on February 28, 2010 by kumoriha

I’m feeling kind of annoyed right now, so I’ll give a list of ten pet peeves in no particular order.

1. Stupid people. No explanation needed.
2. Loud things/people. No explanation needed.
3. Unflushed toilets. Hate hate hate when people do this. My parents apparently don’t know how to hold down the flushing thing to flush it either.
4. People who try to act “cool” or “gangster.” They just fail at it. Sometimes it’s funny, but most of the time it’s just annoying.
5. Wasting time. I have too many things I want to do.
6. Disruptive people/things. Wasting my time.
7. Little kids. 子供が嫌いです。
8. Homophobes. Although this is just personal dislike for people who hate on awesomeness. Personally, I think gay people have really fun personalities.
9. People who don’t do their work. They copy other people and crap. They’re screwing themselves in the end. And they usually have really annoying personalities.
10. People who annoy other people. I don’t see the point of their actions. Do they want people to be pissed off at them or something? I guess this would fall under “stupid people” as well…

I feel slightly better now.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
ドン引き(donbiki) – creep out, turn-off. When Choucho was asked about Pokota after his “sexual harassment,” she replied, “Donbiki desu.”


Posted in Life with tags , , on February 23, 2010 by kumoriha

Orchestra concert tonight went okay. At least I didn’t mess up like in rehearsal. Can’t say the same about Jenny though…
However. There was one important thing I noticed at the concert besides Joseph’s repeated channeling of Yo-Yo Ma. Zettai Ryouiki. I will now forever remember that girl who was playing piano as “Zettai Ryouiki Girl” for her knee socks (or thigh socks?).


I feel like listening to some abstract music now for some reason. Meh. Must practice Smiling.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
絶対領域(zettai ryouiki) – “Absolute Territory.” Came from Evangelion apparently, but its current meaning refers to the space between the hem of a skirt to the top of the sock. Basically, the thigh skin showing. Supposedly, “perfect” zettai ryouiki is a few inches or so. I blame the internet for my knowing this.

That’s what your mother’s face said!

Posted in Life with tags , , on February 18, 2010 by kumoriha

It seems that every day, little by little, the English language is dwindling, falling into the dark pits of metaphorical defication. Maybe not just little by little. Human creativity has been dulled by the advent of this decade, where coined phrases are put into use everyday in every situation.

A: Hey, got a dollar?
B: That’s what she said!
A: ???

This situation has become so common, so prevalent, that one would expect to get used to it.
I haven’t.
It feels like everywhere I go, there’s some douche that pulls a bad line from some sort of crap media out of his ass, polishes it with a dirty rag, and then tosses it into your face without warning. And what can you do? Reciprocation? Unfortunately, that happens all too often as well.

A: You’re freaking retarded.
B: Your mother’s retarded.
A: Your face’s retarded.
B: That’s what she said.

Now, I could spend the time to analyze each of these lines which I’m sure have come up at least 100 times in my vicinity exactly as is, but I don’t think that would be productive. In any case, it can all be summed up in two letters: B.S.
In other words, Brain Shortcircuit.
B.S. is a condition that occurs when one spends too much time absorbing feces from contemporary media, causing certain nerve centrals in the body to completely shut down. In programming language, it’d be something like while anything, respond with xxx with no end in sight. I believe B.S. is a serious epidemic in America today, something more potentially harmful, prevalent, and contagious that AIDS or TB. Fortunately, B.S. can be easily cured by any of the following remedies: 1. Imprisonment, 2. Removal of eyes and ears, or 3. Death.
Or, you know, one can just…decide not to do it?

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
どうしてこうなった(doushite kou natta) – “Why did it become like this?!”; “How did it come to this?!” Usable in pretty much all applicable situations. I think it came from 2ch.

Happy Chinese New Year

Posted in Life with tags , , on February 14, 2010 by kumoriha

All the stuff.

So, it’s Chinese New Year! Yay! Celebrations, food, and random people dancing in the street. Perhaps one of those will be Clint (no doubt). It’s been pretty busy with all of these bloody dinners, although last night was fun. The food was nice, and we had an enjoyable gambling night with poker and mahjong. Fun fun fun. Tonight…was not so great. Bleh.

Less importantly, it’s also Valentine’s Day. The Love Plus event was a little disappointing. All I got was what is presumably a box of chocolates, and…that’s it. At least I got a new dream sequence, although it was pretty weird.

I was originally planning to translate Hajimete no Koi ga Owarutoki (When Your First Love Ends) today, because it fit so well with the holiday, but I didn’t have time. Gloom.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
魔法(mahou) – magic. As you can probably guess from the kanji. A “witch” is 魔女(majyo), and a “magician” is usually referred to as 魔法使い(mahou tsukai), a “magic user.”