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This journal is friends only. As the banner says, comment if you want to be friends with me. I mainly talk about my personal life here (ex: College, my orchestra, etc.), and the only entries that are open to the public are the photography entries.

A few things about me before you decide to add me: 
1) I like listening to Johnnies: NEWS, Kanjani∞, and a little bit of 嵐
2) I am a nerd. I will mention things I like, which is rare
3) I like photography. I take pictures of cosplay photo shoots, anime conventions, and when I travel. Those will be public entries.
4) I play the accordion. I will mention my orchestra and stuff related to it once in a while.
 
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So Anime Expo has finished yesterday. Me, Ka-chan, and Kiya did pretty well for Artist Alley this year. Now besides that, let's get to the photos. Note: These will be mainly photo shoot stuff. I got extremely sort of picky since I want to show the good ones. However, I just wish that we could redo the Legend of Korra photo shoot. There are some photos I want to redo...but this is just me being picky. ^^;; If we do a redo photo shoot, I want to do it at the Anime Club's Cosplay Picnic even though our Mako won't be there.

First Photoshoot: Sket Dance

Click Here! Warning: Mildly Image Heavy )

Second Photo shoot: Legend of Korra.

Warning: Image Heavy! )

My cousin's other cosplay )

Here have a Special Feature )
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I know I promised to do a SMAP song for translating lyrics-wise, but I couldn't find the paper w/ the lyrics nor could I remember what song we listened to. >_>; So I decided to translate another Vocaloid song since it seems like there's no english or romanji lyrics for it.

「ツンデ恋歌」
music:れれれP
singer:鏡音レン

Kanji lyrics )

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Romanji lyrics )

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English lyrics )
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Here's another song we listened to in Japanese class last month. There are two more songs I'm going to translate, and the next song will be a SMAP song. :Db Yes my Japanese 305 teacher is a SMAP fan, and she's not ashamed to say it.

「ひまわり」
作詞、作曲、歌手:福山雅治

Kanji Lyrics )
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Romanji lyrics )

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English lyrics )
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This one wasn't used in my Japanese class, but I translated it because it's good practice for me. XD; This one was a bit complicated to the presentation of the sentences and also the tone of the lyrics itself. So some wording may seem unclear. If something doesn't seem right, tell me and I'll fix it. Note: My lyrics aren't meant for singing. It's meant for a "better" understanding of the song itself.

「人生リセットボタン」
music:kemu
illustration : ハツ子
movie&encode : ke-sanβ
train : スズム
singer:GUMI

Japanese Lyrics )

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Romaji lyrics )

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English lyrics )
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This one was a bit easier than my first one, but I like how I translated it. Click the title for a video of the original song. If you think it sounds familiar, it is because Ray Charles sang this song in English. (Note: I didn't put in the lyrics of the version he sang here. These are translated lyrics of the Japanese lyrics.)

「いとしのエリー」
作詞:桑田佳祐 (Kuwata Keisuke)
作曲:桑田佳祐 (Kuwata Keisuke)
歌手:サザンオールスターズ (The Southern All Stars)

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Kanji lyrics )

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Romanji Lyrics )

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English lyrics )
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 So here are more photos from AX'11

AX'11 Part 2; Warning: Image Heavy )
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Back from AX. Interesting time with its weird moments, but it was still fun. Didn't take a lot of pictures because of Vic Mignogna autograph line. Granted he is a nice guy (though some say he's a bit of a creeper), but his fuckin' fans reminded me why I hate craycray fangirls. :|

Stupid Vic Mignogna fangirls )

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Now onto happier things...let's show some photos! 8D

AX'11 Photos; Warning: Image Heavy )

 


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ALA was a lot of fun. My roommates were really nice people, and I really enjoyed it. ^_^

There's not a lot of pictures because I didn't really want to lug the camera around while carrying my Copic markers and sketch book. XD;;;

I went to a mecha/gunpla building panel. I learned a lot of informative things about building gunplas. The only thing I find a bit worrysome is the amount of primer, cement glue, etc. used for the models. I know it's to make the models look less...toy-like in a way, but I seriously don't have the time to do all of that. :\ When I have more time, I'll get to do more complicated stuff like that. Ka-chan, her friend Randy, and I went to the Artist Sketch Jam. It's a place where you're supposed to hang out with other artists and makes friends. We didn't do that and instead huddled in a little corner talking about things. We also made a lot of snide comments, so it was basically our little corner of sarcasm. :D There was also one guy who was scopin' out the whole room, and he looked at my lineart like as if I'm competition for him. Dude...it wasn't that good and it's not really qualified for "competition material". ¬_¬;; But other that, all three of us had fun talking while drawing/coloring throughout that workshop. Now onto photos!

ALA '11 photos )
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 I'm really way too lazy to post up most of the photos from the D.C. trip. There's not a lot, but hey it's better than nothing I say. So here's the link to my FB album: www.facebook.com/album.php Enjoy.
xiaolongbao: from doujin "Wei Long" (Content and happy)
Cosplay picnic today was a lot of fun. I took a lot of pictures, didn't have to pay the $80 insurance, and I even got free K-on! card sleeves. 8Db

So here are the photos from the Cosplay Picnic (Note: This will also include the TWEWY photoshoot we had during the picnic)

Photos start here - Warning: Image Heavy )
xiaolongbao: from doujin "Wei Long" (This is my serious face)
So the "Justin Beiber" war has been put on hold for now. A lot of things happened within these few weeks. I've been following it out of pure boredom and it seemed entertaining to watch from the sidelines to watch this kid fail. I'm puttin' this rant in LJ cuts so it take up most of your Friends page.

If you do not know what this "war" (if you can call it one...) is about, I'll put this in a quick summary:

Summary of the so called war )

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My thoughts )


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Oh yeah, last Friday I had my Japanese oral test and I think I did okay. The only awkward thing was carrying around my stuffed animal around campus. ;;; I had to bring an item for the "show and tell" part of the oral test, and this was the only thing I could think of bringing where I can talk about it for almost a minute. I was okay keeping it hidden my backpack, until I had to take my books out. That's when I had to take it out and people were staring at it going "....really?" あっ、はずかしかった。

Oh yeah, I have more photos of critters in my backyard. There's only 3 photos, but I think they're good enough to show...I hope.


Animal photos )
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I know this probably isn't the best place to sell stuff like this (dA wont' let me sell the prints since they're copyrighted chars. 8|;; Understandable, but still it sucks), but hey I'm willing to give this a try. So I have extra prints from AX '10, and I'm willing to sell them. There's a limited quantity (2 - 5 prints) left so if you want to buy one just comment here. *shrugs* I doubt I will sell anything here, but like I said I'll never know unless I try.

All prints are $5 (not including shipping).

AX Prints sales )
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Okay so here's part 2~!! :Dv


Day 4 continuation )
 
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Day 5 - This is where the 2nd Image Heavy starts )

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Day 6 )

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Day 7 )

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Day 8 )

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Day 9 & 10 with some random stuff at the end )
xiaolongbao: from doujin "Wei Long" (Content and happy)
So here's Part 1 of the photos I took when I was in Paris (and one day in London). I seriously have over 200 photos to look through and choose for the blog. m(_ _;;;;m It makes me cry every time I think about it due to the shock that I took that much on one trip. I seriously didn't take that much when I was in China or in Italy...but alas I'm digressing. :D;;

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Day 1 and Day 2 - Warning!! This entry is Image Heavy!! )

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Day 3 )

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Day 4 )



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 So last week me and my mom found some animals in our backyard...

Squirrel )

Dragonfly )

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Here are the pics for Days 3 (w/ Eevee photoshoot) & 4

Day 3 Photos )

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This where the Eevee photo shoot starts. [I got really picky here on which photos to show XD; So if ya' want to see all of the photos from the photoshoot, half of it is on my Imageshack account while the other half is on my Photobucket account.]

Eevee photoshoot )
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Day 4 photos )

This is probably my favorite thing out of the whole con...
What is it? )

After that I headed off to my grandma's house to celebrate with family for 4th of July. We ate lunch and dinner together, and afterwards we did fireworks. I don't have any pictures since I was too lazy to get it out of the car. XD;; But all I have to say is that me, my cousins, and their friend were basically pyros that night. We put all of the small fireworks together to set off a big one. We also created a huge bonfire with the empty fireworks containers, the boxes, napkins, plates, and other flammable stuff we can find. It was a lot of fun.

I thought this year of AX was a lot of fun. Sure I didn't go to the panels, arcade, or any of the gatherings, but I still had fun because I was with my friends. Even though a lot of my stuff didn't get sold, I thought of it more as an experience than disappointment. I'm learnin' on what sells, what doesn't sell, and what I should do to make sure I can get profit before I actually start sellin' stuff. Now I sort of know what to do, and I hope that I can do better the next time I sell my artwork at an anime convention.
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