Monday, December 10, 2007

All the Invisible Children

film in Renacity by KIEA!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Couldn't resist!

One of my favourite songs of Damien rice...
such a great and sad song...

And another version of it...

Lisa Hannigan is awesome!! so sad that she's no longer singing with Damien...

here's the lyrics:


Don't hold yourself like that
cause You'll hurt your knees
well I kissed your mouth, and back
But that's all I need
Don't build your world around
Volcanoes melt you down

And What I am to you is not real
What I am to you, you do not need
What I am to you is not what you mean to me
You give me miles and miles of mountains
And I'll ask for the sea

Don't throw yourself like that
In front of me
I kissed your mouth, your back
Is that all you need?
Don't drag my love around
Volcanoes melt me down

What I am to you is not real
What I am to you, you do not need
What I am to you is not what you mean to me
You give me miles and miles of mountains
And I'll ask
What I give to you is just what I'm going through
This is nothing new, no, no just another phase of finding
what I really need is what makes me bleed
But like a new disease, Lord, she's still too young to treat
Volcanoes melt you down
She's still too young +what iam to you+you do not need+is not real
I kissed your mouth
You do not need me

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Rose Festival 2007 Autumn

went to Kanoya Rose Festival today.

It will be exactly 1 year ago on Monday when we had Global Festa... God, that was such a crazy time...

Anyways, so went to Rose Garden in hope of taking some nice photos of the roses. Thought might even submit my photography to the Rose/Sea Photo Contest in Kanoya.

It turns out that they are not even in full bloom yet! >_< Well, about 50% in bloom, so not as pretty as it should be. It's been really hot and I think the heat kinda burnt some of the flowers. However, still got some nice shots.

This is one of the few photos that I think might be good enough for submission...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

rose in a cup

got a bouquet of roses for my birthday and one flower fell off when the bouguet was waved around violently..(by me). Mayumi san told me to put it in water and watch it bloom...and man, it's pretty...

the above one was taken on the balcony with light around late afternoon. I initially put the flower in a glass. It looks really pretty and clear. (taken with my sony super steadyshot W80)

Then, I put it in a shochu cup which is long with a wide mouth. The rose blooms too widely so half of it is soaked in water... but still looks nice!! (taken with Canon Kiss digital X)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Yabusame in Koyama

well, actually.. Kimotsuki town, since it merged with uchinoura..

anyhoo... went to the Yabusame matsuri where a boy in Junior High 2nd year will ride a horse and shoot on target in the traditional Japanese bow and arrows. If the boy misses the target, then the town will have bad luck in the next year... such a big responsibility on a boy! of course he gets 3 tries, but..what if??!!

I tried to take some nice pics but then it all went by so fast... and I think I concentrate on taking photos and actually didn't see the shooting and riding horse part directly. oh well :p

here's a collage with the photos I took.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Kirishima Open Air Art Museum

On September 22nd, went to Kirishima Open Air Art Museum and took some nice photos~ here are a few of them...

This is a passageway that leads to a lookout point on the hill. Here's the view:
And here's an artwork by Yayoi Kusano:

Saturday, September 29, 2007

A butt tree

This is taken at a daycare centre that I go once a month. The tree in the centre of the courtyard sports a butt shape.. hee hee... the kids there kept sticking tree branches in to the "hole." I just had to to take a picture...

and here's Go-kun and his finger...

these kids are so cute~

Sunday, September 09, 2007


went to Tenkyukan (Star Observatory) in Kihoku... didn't get in, but took a nice shot of sakurajima! check it out!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Count down to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

There's just one more week until I get my hands on the new Harry Potter book. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

About 2 years ago, I had the same anticipation for HP6. in Japan.

And then 2 years before that, I had the same anticipation for HP5. Yes, you guessed it, in Japan.

Geez... almost half of my harry potter life is in Japan. This is weirld..

Oh well..

Okay, so here's some stuff for those who are making speculations about who are going to do (yes, plural, because apparently there will be two deaths...)

here it is.

And there's an online petition to "SAVE HARRY." Don't forget to sign!!

Okay, until next week... whoo hoo~~

Friday, April 13, 2007

No worries, folks. I'm feeling better

After about 3 weeks of warm bath/onsen, physical therapy, painkillers... I'm finally feeling better. I can now type without feeling my right thumb numb as a stone.

Thank goodness...

However, I'm still going back to Canada for that TLC I desperately need.

On another note, today I'll be tagging along to go to the airport and pick up the new Korean CIR in our city. She's freshly out of university and only 22. geesh, they keep getting younger and younger! (or I simply just wouldn't leave, so it would seem that way...)

Anyhoo, I'm quite excited and I made a banner to welcome her at the gate.

We'll see if korean is correct... otherwise she might be embarrassed... :p

Thursday, March 29, 2007

It's out!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows cover!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

This year's Golden Week...

First year's GW, I went to Fukuoka and Nagasaki. It was awesome to travel on my own.

Second year's GW, I went to Niigata and Kanazawa. It was fantastic.

Now, in my third year...

with this pain in my shoulder and neck, there's no way I can go anywhere and enjoy myself anyway...


I'm just gonna go home so I can get some TLC from my mom...

I really hope that in two weeks I can actually get better... (>_<)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

KIN-BALL in Kanoya 2007

Sooooo... finally, the kin-ball tourney of Kanoya International Exchange Association is on YouTube... I know that many, MANY of them fouled so many times on the video... but hey, they're all amateurs, and the most important thing is that we all had fun, eh?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

farewell parties and snack bar

Just got back from Kushira, went to Toki (the CIR in Kushira)'s farewell party. There are simply too many farewell parties these days it's just too much.

I'm feeling really old as a JET... now especially most of the new ALTs are so young that I feel that I just don't have their kind of energy anymore... (could be an excuse, but hey...)

Pretty soon we're gonna have another 歓送迎会 which would be for new people coming in our section and maybe someone leaving our divion too. I hope that nobody from my office leaves.. seriously...

On another note, because of the two farewell parties we had for our 部長, he just had to go to this snack bar for nijikai. I have gotten used to snack bar now that it's not a problem anymore. There is one that I would really not go to... There is this snack bar that you sing the karaoke, and then if your score is high enough, the girl on screen would reveal her three points... sometimes with bikini on or not... it's really gross. And what's even more gross is that the mama in the snack bar would come out and hand out presents if you have high scores... Guess what the presents are... panties... (no no... of course new ones!..) They are not just any kind of panties, they are like purple or pink or black... thongs... yep, it's pretty bad...

Anyways... this snack bar that 部長 likes to go to is pretty nice and the mama there is really friendly. It is here that I came to realize why Japanese men love to go to snack bar so much. It's the whole 褒め上手 thing. The snack mama is a master at praising people. When I go to snack bar, I don't really care much for drinking (since by the time I get there, I already didn't feel like drinking). I go there for the free karaoke, especially if someone will be paying for me. The snack mama would shower me with praises on how well I sing and how I should become a singer and all that... heh... in the beginning I just kind of thank her and repeatedly told her nah.. but then, I came to enjoy her praises...

Of course without 部長 or other big people, I would NEVER go to snack bar. 1) they charge soooo much money for just a bit alcohol, 2) I don't really like the small smokey bar. But hey, sometimes the praises and some ass-kissing are pretty good if you're going through some stressful time... hmmm

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Pain in shoulder...

Just before going to Taiwan, it started to hurt... my neck...

and it escalated to pain so excruciating that I couldn't even turn my neck. Then my right shoulder was hard and thick that you couldn't even massage it.

It got better when I went to Taiwan and got the masseuse to massage it. However... after the kin-ball practice, I was half paralazed..(okay okay, so it wasn't THAT serious, but I swear it felt like I wouldn't be able to move).

After that it just got worse and worse. I had to go to hospital and take expensive meds... Finally now my right thumb is numb. yes, numb. It started out as tingly... but then it moved to my index finger and middle finger.

Finally I couldn't take it and had to ask for kacho (who has the exactly same symptoms...) to call the lady who does acupuncture for him. Went there yesterday and actually... I don't know if it's placebo effect or what, I actually feel quite good this morning.

I hope this is going to work... really...

Global Festa Finale

Look at Keisuke from Nishihara gr.1... he was yelling for me to come see his "arigatou" message... Sandy sensei has to work!!

Monday, March 19, 2007


Went to Yufuin onsen in late January... and it was one of the best
place, like ever!!

check out the natural facial care available from onsen steam!!


Last saturday @ daiwa,I saw this gigantic korikuma with a staff guiding him... it?... anyway... i first smirked but then these two girls whipped out their phones and started taking keitai pics... so *naturally* i did the same...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy New Year!

It's been awhile... I know.

Okay, so it's 2007. This year is supposedly my last year in Kanoya as a CIR. However, the recontracting policy has changed and now all JETs are allowed to recontract up to 5 years if their COs want them to stay... I was all ready to leave... but now I've decided to stay. Yep, another year in Kanoya.

I thought I was ready to leave. guess not :p

My new year resolution of 2007:

-eat healthy and exercise more.

I realize that if I make too many goals I'm not gonna achieve them all. So, just this one. I figure if I don't have my health, all the other ones would be moot points anyways.

Oh, and I'll definitely update this blog more from now on. hee hee