free web tracker soliloquies: 07/04/2004 - 07/11/2004


so・lil・o・quy/- n. [C,U] a speech in a play in which a character talks to himself or herself, so that the audience know the character's thoughts.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

the stb!!!!!

Today, I had a fabulous day! Thanks to my friend Yoshiyuki, we were able to get together once again as the tennis club, and we played tennis...well actually, it was bowling. STB, is an abbriviation for SFC Tennis Club Bowling. It was our first time today, but everyone confirmed that we were going to keep on continuing this event as our new tradition.

The rendezvous of the event was at Yokohama Sta. I went "shopping" for new pair of loafers prior to the event. It was 10,000 yen at the bargain. lol Well anyway, after the rendezvous, we walked together to the bowling ally near Yodobashi Camera. Two games were played by everyone, each having this creative special format the eventmaster thought up of. My score was...:-p. It was probably the worst game I've played ever in my life, scorewise of course. Other than that, I believe I was able to enjoy the every last bit of it.

After the bowling was over, we went over to the pizza restaurant "Shakies". The taste of the pizzas served there reminded me of the pizzas I used to have in the States. Even if I do flatter, it was not the best pizzas I've ever had, but the mood and the delightful environment these events form is irresistable. We had a birthday party too, along with the dinner, since there was this guy, whose birthday is coming up tomorrow. I would like to use this oppurtunity to celebrate for him once again.
***Happy 18th Birthday, Yuta!***

I wonder when our next STB is going to be. I just can't wait!:-)

Friday, July 09, 2004

what...? & is there...?

There's a question that have been whirling inside my mind for the past 7 months, and which I haven't figured out or received the answer to it yet. It's making me crazy...only if I knew. I do have a probable hypothesis to this doubt, but prejudices in the past has led me in making wrong decisions, mistakes. Furthermore, another fault can be catastrophic. It will certainly destroy what I have tried to build up. The lyrics I am going to post along today are the exact reflection of my current feeling. Profound? You're probably right. I'm in a desperate need of "you know what", and yes, an official one.

Actually...I've changed my mind. Sorry!

Thursday, July 08, 2004

the "tanabata" festival

Today, was the "tanabata" festival! I've never enjoyed this event in the past 2 years, but this year, it was quite enjoyable, due to the enthusiasm I was able to bring along with me to the event.

The quiz team did quite well on the first round; we moved onto the second round without going through any of the "loser-revival" rounds. Google helped us out greatly, although I believe the teamwork was the main element that gave us the strength necessary for this achievement! :-) Second round on the other hand, even though we were close enough to advancement, all of the uncontrolled, disordered "kiddies" cooled down my team and I, which made us conclude that we went far enough to meet our desires. What if we continued on? Maybe we would've been the memorable champions of the 1st annual quiz rally...wait a minute! The team name was too embarassing to be engraved on the winning trophy. lol But I had fun! Thanks for the "surprise" registration!

After I retired the quiz rally, I went along with this group of "2 Rui" guys to this famous ramen place. Although the temperature today was around 35C, all of us ordered normal ramens, and finished the every last bit of it. Yes, I was close to evaporation, but as everyone says, the ramen there was delicious!

Then, after fulfilling our stomaches, we all went back to school, and watched the stage lives from 1 p.m. Nevertheless in different groups, couple of my classmates went on the stage, and performed band songs and a ca pellas. I thought they did well, despite the harshness of the environment of the gymnasium. Subsequently, I continued on hanging out with these guys, by going on seeing the acting club's performance. Due to my misunderstanding, I was only able to see the last 5 min. or so...but from my observation, I think they did well. I hope they will be able to receive high evaluation on the prefectural tournaments.

Lastly, we went back to the gymnasium and saw the last two performances written on the program. In spite of the heat and exaustion, I was able to enjoy my final "tanabatasai" without regrets. Another page of my high school life has turned today...

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

it seems

Even though I don't remember going forward for participation, it seems like I am going to participate in the quiz rally kinda thing, which is planned as the main event tomorrow at the "tanabata" festival in my school. I will do my best with my unidentified team members...I wonder who I am registered with. Curious.

In fact, today is the actual "tanabata". Air pollution in the recent years have made the "amanogawa" or the milky way, more difficult to observe than ever before. I don't know how "tanabata" became a holiday, or the derivation of the story. Actually, I'm not confident on whether I will be able to tell the story behing "tanabata" completely. If anyone knows, please explain these facts to me on this chance! :-)

All of the finals came back into my hands. The far, so good! :-) I'm eager to find out what my teachers are going to give me this semester. My goal is an average of 8.0, and the current calculation based on my test scores is giving out 8.2 as my average for this semester. I hope this calculation is going to become a reality!

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

the freedom tower

Yes, I've totally forgot about mentioning the news about the "Freedom Tower". The cornerstone of the building was placed yesterday in New York, declaring the beginning of the constrution. Mayor Bloomberg of New York City, Governor Pataki of New York, and Governor McGreevey of New Jersey attended the ceremony. Freedom Tower is the name of the tower, which is being built on the former site of the World Trade Center building.

What's interesting is that the tower is "1776 feet" tall, and the Lower Manhattan Development Coporation began the construction on the Fourth of July. Notice something? Also the name of the tower too, but this is like a pure perfection of American patriotism...I wonder what everyone is thinking in their minds about this assertation the conductor trying to make in this. I like the design of the new tower, slick and futuristic. Anyone willing to volunteer to make one of those in Tokyo too? Unlikely...sigh.

Monday, July 05, 2004

en hiver

As I have written months ago, I just LOVE winter. The chilly wind, dryness, and the holiday filled environment...irresistable. In fact, I miss winter so much that I am taking a leap in the dark by listening to Christmas July! lol

Actually, when carefully thought, fabulous memories of last winter is promoting this attribution towards winter. Unfortunately, we will be in midst of the "Achievement" test preparation this winter, and it will definitely be difficult to reserve the time necessary for memory-making. Christmas would be acceptable...but, with whom? Yet to be decided...sigh.

Last but not least, it's Independence Day!!! What, you're saying it's the 5th already? It's still the 4th in the States. :-) This is the kind of international sense you're going to need in a globalized society...well not really.

The Star-Spangled Banner
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Sunday, July 04, 2004

test -> (anticipated) aftermath

The cell phone which I have been using since last March, FOMA P2102V is acting strange recently. Whenever I close it's "clamshell", the handset restarts itself and asks me for the password necessary to "boot up" its software. This is REALLY annoying, since I use my cell phone for various purposes in my daily life; as a phone, mail, watch, memo, todo list, calculator and so on. Maybe it's time for a renewal...but, I do not have the fund indispensable for it.

The handset I pasted on today's post is a FOMA F900iT. As some of you may know, I have an attribution toward new technologies, which brought me to purchase FOMA when it was first released, and iPod before anyone else in my school even identified it. My next target is F900iT. It features a touchpanel integrated screen, meaning you are able operate the phone by pressing the screen directly with a "pen-like" stylus. Also, it features a fingerprint security, which I assume is going to be handy, since I disgust entering 4-digit password everytime I receive something on e-mail. Yes, like every other handsets on the market today, it features a QVGA screen, mega-pixel camera, i-Appli, 64 chord ringtone, and so on. But these new technologies bundled with this new handset really tickles my materialism.

I am planning on asking my grandparents for financial aid, IF my test scores meets up their expectations. IT WILL!!! I mean, I THINK IT

p.s. I saw Makiko Tanaka, a House of Representatives lawmaker from the Democratic Party in Yokohama today. The general election is coming in a week. I hope every voter will put in their precious votes in to make this society better!