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12 February 2007 @ 23:42
I got Valentine chocolate today! After my class, one of my little girls (she's four) came up to me and handed me a little plastic bag with a Winnie The Pooh name tag on it addressed to 'Miss Katherine'. "Happy Valentine!" she said. When I said 'thank you', after a little prodding from her mum, she said "you're welcome!" in English.


I must be doing something right!

My co-workers were getting excited over a kanji game for the DS. When I looked at it, I was pretty excited myself. I thought that since they were for Japanese people, there wasn't much use me getting one. I was wrong! They have settings for "younger players" too.

I've been playing it almost constantly -- it's so addictive! Since I started, I can write kanji that I used to just 'recognise by the general shape' in seconds. And you can win rainbow orbs!

From Moonphase:
  • Shining Tears (PS2, Sega) is getting animated. ...Why are ALL the characters seventeen!?

    BPAL update...

    Black Cat

    What They Say: A very tricky kitty, indeed. Used most often as a key to bringing back the joy one needs to have in life in order for living to feel worthwhile. Brings back a sense of delight in simple pleasures, and creates a surge of childlike curiosity and a youthful sense of fun. This blend can also be used to reverse troublesome lesser crossings, create a playful air of catlike sexuality, and, because cats will be cats, it can also be used to throw minor, irritating or bothersome hexes, causing small amounts of chaos and disruption to your foes.

    I couldn't smell this before, so here's a second opinion.

    Bottle: It smells very sharp, like pine.

    Skin: Something about it reminds me of Eclipse, since it has that darkly sweet undertone to it. Despite the description, it seems to have a very mild 'foodie' scent.

    Dried: It's a very warm scent, like cinnamon and pine. I like it, although it fades fast. Does it bring good luck...? I had a rather nice, but not exceptional day today, although there were some high spots. Who knows?

    (It's almost entirely used up now. I think I just have one more day left of it...)

    Miskatonic University

    What They Say: The scent of Irish coffee, dusty tomes and polished oakwood halls.

    Bottle: Delicious! Very sweet.

    Skin: This one also reminded me a little of of Eclipse. From the very beginning it smells so sweet and thick, although I wouldn't really describe it as a 'foodie' scent.

    Dried: It starts off sweet and with a peculiar dark undertone. Later, it kind of smells like a warm, old museum. Gorgeous!

    Poll #925745 Random.

    Can you use chopsticks?

    Yes, with ease.
    Yes, although not the "correct" way.
    No, not at all.
    I've never tried.

    You unwrap a Mars bar, lay it on a plate and microwave it for thirty seconds. This is...

    ...no idea, but I'm going to have to try it now!

    Chloe (WSB) x BPAL. Y/N?

    reichsfreiherr on 12th February 2007 13:08 (UTC)
    I know nothing about BPAL scents other than that they’re expensive and take a long time to get hold of but I was curious about the Lovecraft-inspired ones. Though it was the mention of Irish coffee that made me wonder about that Miskatonic one.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 12th February 2007 13:13 (UTC)
    The samplers are pretty cheap and last longer than regular perfume/cologne because they're oils. And they really do smell quite special. However, you're really going to have to find some reviewers you trust unless you want to start smelling like grandma. ^^
    reichsfreiherr on 12th February 2007 22:22 (UTC)
    Which begs the question; how special is ‘special’?
    Williamgenkischuldich on 12th February 2007 23:55 (UTC)
    Smells good?
    reichsfreiherr on 13th February 2007 06:40 (UTC)
    ...I’ve been in the mood for off-colour jokes recently. Sorry about that.
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    Williamgenkischuldich on 12th February 2007 13:17 (UTC)
    I keep thinking about it too much. I wonder which scent he'd like...? Maybe something floral to honour the real Chloe. In which case, roses of course.

    Bpal angst. Is that a new genre?
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    Williamgenkischuldich on 12th February 2007 23:56 (UTC)
    There's actually an alraming amount of stuff you could do with it, although I don't think each idea would take more than a drabble. Probably. :)

    I hope work gets better soon!
    zafiro_v on 12th February 2007 15:31 (UTC)
    How sweet your student! :)
    Williamgenkischuldich on 12th February 2007 23:56 (UTC)
    I know! I was really touched. :)
    Daegaerdaegaer on 12th February 2007 15:56 (UTC)
    That little girl sounds delightful!
    Williamgenkischuldich on 12th February 2007 23:57 (UTC)
    She's one of my favourites, actually. She joined one of my classes when she was three and she was the only one there, so I've been teaching her 1x1 pretty much exclusively.
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    Williamgenkischuldich on 12th February 2007 23:59 (UTC)
    Yes! That's another good one!

    Real!Chloe: *Sniff sniff* This man smells of irish coffee and books! No roses, No Chloe!