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20 June 2006 @ 22:43
I am so tired. I woke up twice last night because there were two big earthquakes in a row. I just lay there as the first one went on, thinking "If I open my eyes, I'll probably feel obliged to go and hide under the living-room table with the earthquake survival kit or something". For the second one, my thinking was much the same.

What's this LJ/Vox thing about? Everyone's talking about it as if everyone else knows what it is. Which...uh...I guess that means they do.

Japan have to beat Brazil by three points to get through to the next round. Anyone think they'll do it...? Their tactics are terrible -- every player on the pitch runs towards the ball. *Sigh*

I went to the Kabuki theatre today with Sensei and two of her students, a writer and a fashion manager. It seems everyone around me is so successful with their creative endeavours, whereas I... have a Livejournal? It's probably better that I whine about this on a filtered post or something. On the other hand, I don't think I have enough money in my wallet to stay at this net cafe long enough to emo.

Besides... there's all-you-can-drink hot ichigo milk. Who could emo over that...?

Also, I had a good meal at the Ginza Lion.

insaneneko pointed to this cafe and this cafe, I wonder how long it will take me to work up the courage to visit and/or make a reservation.

I think I'm too scared to read tourist guides. I really should do that more.
tirwolftirwolf on 20th June 2006 10:54 (UTC)
Wow. Really hope that you are ok. Is there any residual danger or have things settled down? Any major damage?

Never done 'earthquake' before. Have been through tornadoes, hurricanes, & the like but not that. Did Carole King's song come to mind (I feel the earth move under my feet..)? Sorry, that came from an out-take on the Weiss CD. Getting really punchy as I have an exam today & it has all been a cram course.

How is your microwave cooking coming along. Neko says that it doesn't cost that much to send things to Japan from here (she would know). Sure you don't want the cook book?
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st June 2006 04:27 (UTC)
No major damage I think. Really, it's fairly common. No worries.

I'm still really using it for reheating... Uh. Are you sure you really want to send it? ^^
tirwolftirwolf on 21st June 2006 08:57 (UTC)
I think the biggest ques. is if there are setting differences between Japanese products & those produced in the west. Sending it isn't really a big deal. Are the ovens & such there similar to what is here..temperature seetings & such? Or I can just scan & send recipes to your e-mail if you like. Got LOTS of cook books! If I have an idea of what you're interested in you can pick & choose! With the conversion chart re oven to microwave you can do most things in a microwave that you can do in an oven. I have just learned (mostly from my sons telling me) that range top & oven stuff comes out better & tastes better than micowave cooked stuff. But, if time is short, food is food! Let me know, & no, you are not imposing, I'm offering.
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd June 2006 02:07 (UTC)
If there is, shouldn't be too hard to adapt. If you're okay with sending it (and I do appreciate it!), however you want to send it is fine! Thank you very much!
lpatobe on 20th June 2006 12:28 (UTC)

Well I guess it's good that you got through your first earthquake okay. You remind me of myself when a plane I was on started dropping from the sky (turbulence) and my only thought was that I should put my coffee down in case I spilled it. Denial is a wonderful thing.

I don't think Japan have a prayer against Brazil really but I shall be watching the match out of nostalgia/loyalty (must check how many of the players I actually saw in Tokyo). Ore-sama has his England strip & flag ready for tonight.

And Vox is the new blogging site 6Apart are launching for their older clientbase - as LJ is just for you young folk now. I don't think they're offering any handy tools like free migration or interactivity with lj friends lists for the middle aged & marginalised. Maybe I should suggest it? I've signed up for an invite just to see what they offer!
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st June 2006 04:32 (UTC)
Not exactly my first earthquake. There's about three a month, on average. It happens so often that I don't even post about it...

Ah, thanks for the info on Vox. Opinion seems to be mixed indeed.
reichsfreiherr on 20th June 2006 14:38 (UTC)
There’s a petition going on to get LJ to scrap the changes and it has most of the info about it all linked.
To be honest, Vox looks awful as far as I’m concerned anyway.
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st June 2006 04:38 (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the info! Doesn't look very good at all... I don't really want a 'turnkey approach' to blogging. But then I AM twenty-something.
reichsfreiherr on 23rd June 2006 07:29 (UTC)
There was something about the data they’re getting for age ranges being skewed anyway though because anyone who doesn’t list their date of birth on their profile isn’t counted and so on.
zafiro_v on 20th June 2006 15:25 (UTC)
So the earthqakes were not bad enough for you to go out? I'm relieved to hear that.

Japan beating Brazil? I don't think they can, and not only because I want Brazil to win...
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st June 2006 04:40 (UTC)
Yeah, they're pretty common, although I probably should've got out of bed, just in case.
zafiro_v on 21st June 2006 10:39 (UTC)
Yeah, probably.
tirwolftirwolf on 20th June 2006 19:37 (UTC)
Kiddo, don't sell yourself short..AT ALL. You're friended to someone who can write but has been clobbered so badly that she hasn't for a very long time unless it is school related. I have felt like you have so many times in my life only to find that someone admired me for some thing I had done that I didn't put any special attention on at all. Bottom line: do not sell yourself short. You have more talent than you have a clue about yet. It will come; soon.
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st June 2006 04:44 (UTC)
Thank you.
nekojitanekojita on 21st June 2006 00:57 (UTC)
So, any preference on decaf tea? And what type of gravy, beef, chicken, turkey, mushroom...?
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st June 2006 04:47 (UTC)
No, any decaf is fine. Same with gravy, although I guess if I had to choose I'd pick chicken.

nekojitanekojita on 21st June 2006 11:51 (UTC)
All right, then, expect one heck of a care package to be sent on its way in the next week or so. Let me know if you think of anything else you'd like added to it.
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd June 2006 01:51 (UTC)
Allelujahbasicblack on 21st June 2006 02:22 (UTC)
Hello there! yami_tai suggested I drop you a line since we're both on this here island (I'm in Kawasaki) and it might be jolly to swap experiences or meetup at some point. Hope you don't mind a random comment out of the blue - we do seem to have quite a few interests in common though... It would be really nice to get to know you. ^_^

P.S. I have slept through both the earthquakes so far... Uh... I *guess* that's a good thing...
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st June 2006 04:49 (UTC)
Sounds like fun! Welcome! Yeah, we could do some information exchanges -- always useful!

I notice that Japanese people don't run for cover when an earthquake hits, so I'd guess it's a good thing too.
Allelujahbasicblack on 21st June 2006 05:03 (UTC)
Who are you teaching with? JET? Whoever it is I hope you're enjoying yourself so far. When I get some time I shall read through your journal a bit so I don't keep asking stupid questions. ^_~ Do you speak Japanese? (Since your journal here is all Japanese I'm thinking maybe yes...)
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st June 2006 05:12 (UTC)
I'd really rather not say in a public post -- but it's one of the big conversation schools.

I understand some Japanese -- enough to understand films/anime/manga, but I speak very little.