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...