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14 April 2007 @ 12:51 pm
The subject line doesn't mean anything, I just needed a subject line and that's the first word that popped to mind.

I'm back, I was back for almost a week now, actually. I was just busy downloading and watching Grey's Anatomy. XD Japan was awesome. It was also freaking cold. We went around Tokyo a lot because the Kyoto tours were full :( and my dad likes traveling organized. That means if we were going to Kyoto, we'd have to be in a tour and not just taking the trains with the risk being lost. He's too paranoid sometimes. Anyway, my mom wants to go back for Kyoto. XD

But Tokyo was also good. Went to a lot of districts by train. Went to places like the shrine at Asakusa, the Imperial Palace, Akihabara, Ginza, Tokyo Tower, Ueno Park, etc. The Sakura at Ueno were lovely. The way the Sakura trees form an arch over this long road with their petals slowly falling down was beautiful. I even got to see people get drunk under the cherry blossom trees. :3

I also went to a lot bookstores. The Kinokuniya Bookstore at Shinjuku was big--and I mean big. There were sections for different types of reading materials. By section, I mean the size of a normal apparel store in the malls around here, or maybe a little bigger. And if that wasn't magical enough for me, I was amazed even more at the fact that sections could be found at different floors, on different buildings. Wow. I've been to the Kinokuniya at New York and Singapore (and maybe Thailand? I don't remember if the store name was Kinokuniya) but nothing compared to the one at Shinjuku. ♥ I wasn't able to stay very long because my family was dead-tired from all the walking.

We also went to Mt. Fuji where I got to experience snow for the first time since I was smart enough to remember and appreciate it. (I probably bathed in snow all the time when I was toddler and I don't remember a single bit of it. I have pictures though, too bad they won't bring back the memory.) But whoa, it was so damn cold staying outside the bus. XD My skin's not used to very low temperature. Also went to Hakone, got to ride the Shinkansen (bullet train) on the way back. We were supposed to go back by bus again but my mom was very insistent. :D

Anyway, it was really cold. I'm the weakling who wore four layers (no kidding!) of clothing just to keep me warm, and I didn't even feel warm enough yet. I wonder how it feels like to experience snowing. It wasn't snowing in Mt. Fuji when we got there. The snow was already melting away. So I wonder, if I experience snowing, how will I cope? XD

But whoa, I really loved Japan. I want to go back, I hope we go back. It's good that my mother loves it too because now we have a good chance of going back. XD

Sorry, I babbled again just now. For your sakes, I trimmed that already (the last entry was long wasn't it?) so forgive the length. I was in Japan, I just had to babble. ♥

Sadly, Japan came with a downside. When I got back, I found Yul dead-dry on his pot. :( I was gone for barely a week and he dies on me. I even watered, sprayed and pampered them all the day I left. He isn't even four months old. Life just sucks sometimes. I'm so sorry, dark_depth. :( I'm burying him this weekend, kept his body safe from necrophiliac cats this time.

Lucia isn't looking too good either. She's Hikari's sister after all, I should've expected this. She won't be able to pull another Hikari on me though, not this time. I'll keep her alive. :)

On the upside, have I told everyone that Mr. Teatime had three babies over the seven months I was away? His brother, Mr. Greentea, had his own babies recently. I don't know how many are independent enough to have their own pots yet though. Gonna make them grow more first. :3

I got my Student's Permit a couple of days ago. Spent 5 damn hours in a very hot government office that didn't have enough air and ventilation. LTO sucks, to make you wait 5 hours for a piece of paper that has your picture blurry enough just to recognize I've got the same face shape as the person on the picture.

But I'm (finally) taking driving lessons soon. I don't know when. Just soon. I'm excited but scared at the same time. I've always wanted to drive so I don't have to depend on my family for a transport but I'm also scared I'll bump and kill someone. Oh well. Nippongo classes starts on Monday and I'm excited for that too. Not scared, just excited. XD

Anyway, I've always wanted a haircut, for at least four years now. This summer was my scheduled haircut time. All my close friends know this. However, my dad disapproves. Why? He thinks I'll look like a boy and if I look like a boy, I'll act like one. Some people say I look like a boy with my back-length hair now. He's so traditional sometimes. But I guess I should understand. I'm his only daughter and I've had this long hair since I was a kid. But really now, it's just hair, it's going to grow back. :\

I've already picked one, now I have to convince him it's girly enough to be approved. Wish me luck. XD

LOL, this was worthwhile. A Code Geass and 300 parody crossover of sorts. If you know both, watch it. XD

Ganked from historyblitz:

--Go to Google.com
--Click on Maps.
--Click on "Get Directions".
--From New York
--To Paris
--And read line #23.

If you laugh, repost this.
It really is funny.

[Edit] Watched this movie where one guy dies because he was against a man with a sword and he used a damn necklace for a weapon. Stupid, I say.website stats

Mood: indescribable
Music: Bring Me Down - Rivermaya
the one with random thoughts~: kazukiwtfstarlight_19 on April 14th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for Yul. T___T I know how it feels to have something you really love die on you. *wails* But, congrats for Mr. Teatime and his babies, yosh~!! I'm sure he'll be a great parent, wakeke. ♥ (you should separate their pots soon, though~)

GAHH. I WANNA GO TO JAPAN~!! Or just anywhere with a cold climate! >__< I hate the sun here in the Philippines! *gets M-16 and starts shooting it* I feel like I'm gonna suffer from a heat stroke soon. x.x *gets my water spritzer and starts spraying myself profusely again*

From your Japan ramblings, I'd say you enjoyed yourself so much and I'm glad you did. :) ♥♥ *huuugs* I missed you, though~! I just hope I'll even go to Japan someday. Those bookstores and Mt. Fuji sounded very tempting. ^^- I really wish I can go there. *fights back tears*

*weeps* T..T
Bakang Batugan: Idealistickyoy on April 14th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
Thank you. :) I guess when something bad happens, something good will come too. So happy for Mr. Greentea. ♥

Gah, I know how you feel about the climate. The moment I stepped out of the airport, I was sweating. XD Summer here is just whoa, makes you wanna take a bath every time. But we're quite better off, I guess. It was hotter in Singapore when I was there. I mean hotter. Can't blame them, they're located degrees above the equator. But really, hot. XD

I did, it was such a wonderful experience. ♥ I missed you too. :) Thanks for everything! You'll surely be able to go there someday. :D *glomp*
the one with random thoughts~: apathystarlight_19 on April 14th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Of course! That's the cycyle of life, I guess. ^^- When a door closes, two doors will open. Wakeke. ♥

Really? Singapore was THAT hot? :O *shuts off my whining*

Aww, thanks~!! I really wish I will. ♥ *glomps back*
sm16sm16 on April 14th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
looks like you really enjoyed japan. so yay, i know now where to take my family while we're in tokyo (since too much shopping is no-no). Sorry about your cacti and good luck to your haircut! :)
Bakang Batugan: Happykyoy on April 14th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
I did! OMG, Krink! So excited for you! When are you leaving again? I think you're lucky that you're going later than I did. Maybe it'll be less cold. XD The Sakura trees don't bloom all at once so you may still be able to see pretty ones when you get there. :D Are you just staying in Tokyo? If you are, I suggest using the subways. Mas sulit ka if you get the one-day ticket. We went around Tokyo for 3 days, hopping from district to district via the subway kaya marami kaming napuntahan.

Yeah, too much shopping makes my dad's wallet weep. XD Their fashion is just awesome though. Pero mahilig sila sa designer clothes, methinks. (Kaya mahal.) At least that's what we saw from some of the places we went.

Thanks. ♥ You really helped me with the haircut, y'know. I got it from the site you sent me. :D Hope it'll turn out okay though, if I manage to convince my dad, that is. XD
sm16sm16 on April 14th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
wheee! good luck to you :) can't wait to see your haircut! :)

leaving at the 28th, but we're going to osaka and kyoto :)
Bakang Batugan: Disbelievingkyoy on April 14th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Osaka and Kyoto--waa, so lucky! :D Anyway, enjoy your trip, dear! :D

wheee! good luck to you :) can't wait to see your haircut! :)
Can't wait too! XD

And I hope you're feeling better now. ♥
sm16sm16 on April 14th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
kelan ka ba magpapagupit na?
Bakang Batugan: Idealistickyoy on April 14th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
Sorry late rep, slept early. XD

Gusto ko sana today. Pero mukhang malabo. XDDDD
drkmaster: ♥♥♥darkmaestrox on April 14th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
aw... poor yul! you named your cactus yul?!?!? and now he says adios... probably because the real yul couldn't take so much pain and so somehow transported the bad vibes to your yul... oh yul! i'll heal your wounds!!! (which is why we need to revive yours!)

LTO is sucky like that... parang ganyan din kami nung hinintay namin ung license ng ate ko.

--And read line #23.
LOLZ. ang funny nga!May sumunod kaya nun?

Bakang Batugan: Indifferentkyoy on April 14th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, I named him Yul, in honor of the first guy I fell in love with at Goong. ♥ We were in school when Ally gave me Yul and everyone (including me, LOL) was fangirling at the show. XD

so somehow transported the bad vibes to your yul... oh yul! i'll heal your wounds!!! (which is why we need to revive yours!)
....That oddly made me feel better. ^^;

Sabi ng yaya ko, mas matagal pa raw yung license. Oh joy, something to look forward to. xD

May sumunod kaya nun?
Who knows? XD Natawa ako na linagay yun ng writer at all, for Google.
moningdolphink on April 14th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
Pareho lang yata tayo nang pinuntahan! <3 I had a post on Japan as well! I stayed in Shinjuku and indeed, WOW BOOKSTORE.

Gaano kayo kataas sa Mt. Fuji? Aba, -3 degrees nung lumabas kami nung bus!!! I just had to buy the squid to make me feel warmer. <3

OHNO! Na-amaze talaga ko sa Shinkansen!!! Haha. of course, pati rin sa cherry blossoms!<333

Balik kayo dun, punta kayong Kyoto!!! Kyoto is much more culture-oriented. Nandun din kasi yung Golden Pavillion, Imperial Palace(kyoto) pati yung mga shrine at temple. Mura pa yung bilihin!!! <3 Meron silang isang temple, candidate para sa bagong 7 wonders! vote! http://www.n7w.com

Bakang Batugan: Disbelievingkyoy on April 14th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
Yes, my mom wants to go back for one reason and that's Kyoto. :D I really can't wait til I see Kyoto! But yeah, Kinokuniya was amazing wasn't it? ♥

I think we went up to the second station? That was the farthest they would let us go. XD

Gah, I wanted to go to the Golden Pavillion! :( Oh well. At least we're coming back. xD Thanks for the heads-up on the 7 wonders thing! I can't believe they're making us vote!

Miss you too. ♥ The strawberry mochi is still with me, haven't seen Tiff yet. XD Gonna see her tomorrow though! :D
moningdolphink on April 17th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Indeed it was. <3

Ah, I do remember the tour guide telling us that we were lucky to be able to go to a high place. We were in the fourth station and the highest one was the fifth. one word, COLD.

Have you given her the mochi yet? :D Thanks for holding on to it!(and not eating it) WAHAHAHA. I did the google thing and it was really really funny. HAHAHA.
Bakang Batugan: Happykyoy on April 18th, 2007 10:16 am (UTC)
Wow, fourth station! ^O^ Haha, I went back to the bus immediately because it was so cold at the second station, imagine the fourth. XD

Urk, I'm forgetful. Sorry. Good thing you mentioned it again. I'll give it tomorrow, promise. :)
Alexmiladyclarick on April 14th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
I tried the map thing. Haha! Crazy Google. I loove Gray's Anatomy! The next episode's coming next week pa, which sucks. :p Yey for you, you got to go to Japan! =D
Bakang Batugan: Lovingkyoy on April 14th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
Google is weird. XD

Kakatapos ko lang ng second season sa Grey's kaninang umaga! So depressing but I love it too! :D Ang saya! I'm downloading the third season now, 3 days pa bago matapos download. I'm dying to know what happens next. XD
Abby Nicoleabbyabby on April 16th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
I love Grey's! ♥

Where do you download episodes? Na-raid na kasi yung binibilhan namin ng DVD. Hahaha! Oh and, may sinasabi si Anriz about sending music stuff easily. Pano yun? =)

I want to go to Japan too!!! XP
Bakang Batugan: Ecstatickyoy on April 17th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
Saan ba kayo bumibili ng DVDs? XD

I use bittorrent to download Grey's (or any episode at all). You need to download a client (like µtorrent or bitcomet) first then just type "Grey's Anatomy Season 3 torrent" on Google tapos marami nang mga link na lalabas. :)

Medyo magulo gumamit ng torrents at first pero it's the easiest way kasi pag naputol connection mo, hindi mapuputol download mo. Itutuloy lang niya pag online ka na uli. Kaso kailangan mabilis yung internet. >____<

Sending music stuff? Mp3s? Nung nagsend ako ng mp3 kay Anriz, inupload ko yung song sa Yousendit (pwede rin Sendspace) tapos I just sent her the link after para madownload niya. It's really easy. :D Pwede rin sa YM, mas madali. XD

Yay Japan! ♥
彩psychedelic_aya on April 14th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)

But I'm glad you had fun! :D Hee hee. ♥ But oh no, poor Yul! Can he recover? And gasp, I read Sacla's comment: probably because the real yul couldn't take so much pain and so somehow transported the bad vibes to your yul--

LESSON IN THIS: Never name objects after people with pain. Hikari*cough* and so.

But huuug. I'm glad you're home now. I meesed you whoa lots. And YESSS SLEEPOVER HUZZAH. I'm so happy about that. HEEHEE. :D Excited for tomorrow and monday! Fu fu fu.
Bakang Batugan: Ecstatickyoy on April 14th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
ME AND MY MOM WISHED YOU COULD'VE GONE. SOB. Don't worry, we're going to Japan! And hopefully, to Kyoto! XD

No, Yul is dead. I tried making him recover these past days but I don't want to make myself hope for nothing again. :(

LESSON IN THIS: Never name objects after people with pain.
Damn, I never thought of Yul's death that way. :( But everybody's emo now. It's like a trend. It'll be hard to pick names, you know.

HEEHEE SLEEPOVER! We really should clear things up with Heiji if she's going to have one. XD Missd you too! :D
dark_depthdark_depth on April 14th, 2007 07:08 am (UTC)
at least you had fun in japan and you have more cacti... (but my initial reaction was one of shock... YOU KILLED YUL!!! or maybe something/someone else killed yul.)

aaaaaaaahhhhhh!!! wanna see your new haircut!!! (everybody's hair looks better after this school year. wonder why...)
Bakang Batugan: Indifferentkyoy on April 14th, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry dear. :( I don't know why he died, I made sure they would live until I return. I'm really sorry....

I didn't have the haircut yet. I need to get my dad's approval first. Are you going to Sacla's tomorrow? I wanna try and get the haircut before I go to Sacla's. (Maybe because there are less rules and less people you know will see your new cut. I'm getting mine because of the latter, also because I hate managing my hair. XD)
dark_depthdark_depth on April 15th, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
don't we all hate managing our hair? >_
Bakang Batugan: Innocentkyoy on April 16th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
Nyaha, good point. XP