“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via hi-its-jess)
This has been my first time at FanimeCon, and the past 4 days have been wonderful!! I want to check out a bunch of animes now, haha. If it weren’t for Yuya & FLOW, I think it wouldn’t have been as awesome. xP I will be so sad if Yuya comes back next year and I can’t go to Fanime! (I probably won’t be going because of school.) I’m really grateful for the rides Tiffanie and Tyler gave me, the Hi-Chew & ice cream and DRRR!! card Tiffanie bought for me, the autographs Tyler got for me…!
Actually I think the main reason they hated it was because we had to do SO much work on it since it was English 2A and people were sick of analyzing every single detail hahaha but I LOVED IT, who was your favorite character/mother-daughter pair or do you have a combination?
Oh I see, haha. LOL I don’t even remember! I liked all of them~
The high school mentality of treating everything like another award to put on your application is pitiful in some ways. Did I really apply to colleges because I had that dream college in mind, or did I just try to get more “awards” in a sense? Am I just constantly striving for more shiny objects to make me look better, or am I doing what I want?
When deciding on a high school, did you ever think of the prestige? I sure as heck didn’t. I chose Silver Creek High School for its proximity and the Japanese program.
Well, the bottom line is, the college application process is more than just applying to be a club officer or trying to win AP awards. It’s not just a little decoration that makes you look better. It’s a lifestyle choice, and it’s going to be your last endeavor before your entrance into the real world. Don’t let this “must get first place” mentality muddle your choice in college. Choose the one that you like best, even if it may not be the most prestigious school.
Tiffanie picked me up and we got there sometime before 11:00, I think. Waited in lines for a while to register & get badges and walked around with Alvin (and Tyler for a while) and Katrina (who graduated last year), her boyfriend Dennis, and her sister Gina.
We walked around taking pictures of people for a while and went to McDonald’s for lunch. Spent the rest of the afternoon in the Artist Alley and Dealers Hall. It was tough because I didn’t bring any extra money for anything other than my badge.
I found out they’re selling Yuya Matsushita’s album and two of his singles! And they’re super cheap!! SADLIFE. I bought the album months ago for like $35-40 because I didn’t think they’d be selling it at Fanime. There’s also a raffle where the winner gets an opportunity to take a picture with Yuya and also gets a signed poster! >___< I hope they still have his singles tomorrow!
Saw some really neat cosplay today. I hope the Grell I saw dresses up tomorrow too! I didn’t get a closeup picture of her. I’m also on the look out for more DRRR!! and Young Justice characters. x]
I left for school around 9:30 this morning but had to wait for the staff breakfast to end before paying my fine. I didn’t want to dig through piles of books in search of something that probably wouldn’t be there, so I just paid and left. I don’t understand why I couldn’t have picked up my diploma today though. There were people in the office. :|
Spent my afternoon at the library. I read Looking for Alaska for a while, and then watched the movie Knowing. Headed back to school to be picked up by Dani. Okayama turned out to be smaller than I expected, but the food was delicious! Usually the salad sauce is too sour and the miso soup & soy sauce too salty, but it was all very tasty! :D We wanted to get ice cream for dessert but were too slow. -_-
While we were freezing outside, Sensei finally told us the stories of how he got arrested in Japan. They were as good as any of his other stories. I thought maybe they’d be stupid in a way that they’d be embarrassing (that’s why he kept them from us for so long?) but they were just ridiculous and funny. xD Sora asked me to tell him the stories after I heard them, and I wasn’t sure I was going to, but now I’m certain that I don’t want to. They were too long for me to retell, and I’m not a good storyteller anyway. :p
Thuy and I left with Kitsune and her brother. It took us a while to get to the car because Phillip forgot where he parked. LOL And then we had some near accidents. >.>; Got home safely at 9:00.
Everything was going well. I was content even though I had to stand through a dozen pictures. Until I got to the front of the diploma line and discovered I have a book fine! Totally killed my mood.
It’s the same one from last year. I didn’t know I had a fine, because they said they’d tell us while they took role on Monday, right? But then again I was stupid to think that fine was magically cleared.
Even though it’s a minuscule amount compared to everyone else’s $100+ fine, I really don’t want to pay for something I already returned! I thought I might talk to Voss, but I don’t know how long it will take her to clear up this issue even if she does do something about it. What if I assume it’s taken care of and find out it isn’t when I walk into the office on June 6th? Now I’m thinking I’ll just pay the stupid fine and be done. >:[ The bookroom had better be open tomorrow!
Me having to go to school tomorrow morning changes my plans. I was going to spend the day cleaning/organizing and relaxing before the dinner, but now I think I’ll just stay out the whole day so I don’t have to walk back and forth between school and home.
“Unlike blogging, where you spend time thinking carefully about what you say in each post, Tumblr is really more about the moment of consciousness, and capturing a snapshot of it. Hence, where blog posts are supposed to be solid and stand-alone, Tumblr posts stand in relation to an entire thread of posts. That’s why looking at a Tumblr page is like taking a peek into a person’s stream of consciousness.”—
Just finished figuring out what I want to write in Sensei’s card. I’m very uncertain about this one sentence because I don’t know if I’m using the right terms.. Ajay didn’t say anything about them, and Akira didn’t reply to my IM at all. -.-