free web tracker soliloquies: 10/10/2004 - 10/17/2004


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, October 16, 2004

not much to say...

I really don't have anything to write about today...the school was only 4 periods long, and I cancelled all of the things I was planning to do after class, since I had this feeling that I was beginning to catch a cold. Later half of this October is really important for us, especially the "I Rui" students. The teachers are continually telling us to not be absent on the days before the final due date of our senior theses. I definately wouldn't want to be put on a guilt of not coming to school, finishing up the thesis, because my thesis is already about 80& complete, and I am planning to wrap it up during the 2 day break we are given on the 19th and the 20th.

The Eiken is coming up tomorrow, even though I haven't done any studying or made any tactics for it. Those vocabs aren't English, in my opinion. I think I'll do better if I use a four cornered pencil for choosing answers. lol

For most of the problems, I am able to understand the definitions of 2 of the 4 vocabulary listed up as answer candidates. Unfortunately, both of those words I know aren't the answer for that particular problem, and I'm sure about that, which makes my chance of getting that problem 50%. I suck at choosing the correct one in circumstances like this. Well, good luck for me. lol

Friday, October 15, 2004

diagram revision

Guess what? Today, I noticed that there was a comment posted from this person in Romania. What am I supposed to do when someone posts his or her comment here? Re-comment myself on that particular post, or just take it as a general "comment"? Oh well. Thanks for visiting!

First of all, I would like to say that I'm not a "train maniac" whatsoever, so if you were counting on me in that way, sorry. I'm going to trait your expectations. lol

Anyway, back to the topic. I normally take the JR Yokosuka Line to school. As some of you may know already, East Japan Railway Company's diagram revision is going into effect tomorrow, and Yokosuka Line is listed up as one of the lines with a major revision. They are going to increase the amount of Shonan-Shinjuku Line trains, which goes to Utsunomiya in Tochigi Prefecture, via Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro. I usually take the train, which departs my station at 7:05 in the morning. This train allows me to make my transfer to the subway line smoothly every morning. Increasement of trains is a nice news to hear, although I wouldn't want my daily pattern interrupted because of it.

Also, I think there's a big problem with Shonan-Shinjuku Line itself. Yes, this new line allows me to go to Shibuya or Shinjuku without transfer, but the train fee is really expensive, when we compare it with Tokyu Toyoko line. The time is comparable, but the train fee is about 1.5 times more expensive. I know that it is easier taking Shonan-Shinjuku Line, although I'm not sure if that extra 300 yen is worth the price.

Oh yeah, I heard this annoucement on the subway line today, saying that they also are planning a diagram revision also. This can become another obstacle for me...bummer. I hope the timetable remains the same. lol

Thursday, October 14, 2004

holiday season

In just 2 months, the holiday season will arrive, which also is the end of my high school life. My feelings toward this fact is quite complex. I wouldn't want to remain a high schooler, since my school makes me do all of the subjects, including the ones I think are unnecessary for my future life. In that matter, you are able to choose the classes you want to take in the university, as long as you are able to obtain the credits necessary for advancement. But on other hand, anxiety always generates inside everyone's minds, when a large change in environment is about to happen.

Even though I do have a lot...I mean A LOT of complaints toward my school, it still is a comfortable environment to be in. Newcomers will take the majority, when we advance to university next April. There will be partings with a lot of people whom are very important to me, but there will be just the same amount of new encouters, which both are inevitable.

What was I doing 2 months ago anyway?
This kind of thing is the reason why I'm keeping this blog. It was the midst of the Athens Olympics. I probably was working on my senior thesis, while presenting myself to school for video-editing simultaneously. 2 month is a long period of time indeed, but for some reason, it felt so short. I can't believe that was 2 months ago. This means my high school life is shorter than what I have been imagining. What shall I do in the remaining 2 months, for me to not regret afterwards? The question is yet to be answered...

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

a long day

I know. These photos I'm using are getting irrelavant to the posts. I always carried around my digital camera to most of the places I went during the summer vacation, but that is not possible nowadays...yes, I do sight somethings I would like to use as the topic for this blog in my daily life, however, it is really difficult to take pictures in the public. lol was sooooo long, I mean I felt like I was locked up in school for 10 hours or something. I
totally understand the fact that physically, a day is 23 hours and 56 min and there's no doubt about that, but I felt as if I was going back and forth inside the flow of time. The periods felt far longer than 50 minutes, and it was still the 3rd period, even though it felt like lunch recess. Wednesdays are thick, classwise. Maybe the gap of thickness between Tuesday and Wednesday was contributing to the effect, along with the chronic dullness I have towards my schoollife. Yeah, like there actually are remedies for this.

My group's Culture Festival project began today. I'm going to have to make appointments with 5 of the native teachers in the faculty by Thursday next week. Tough job, but the Culture Festival is like the only reason I find to actually make me go to school, besides friendship and that sort of stuff. I'm going of to put in all my effort to make our Culture Festival project a major sucess.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

last christmas

Wham! - Last Christmas
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

A new "gekku" drama began yesterday on Fuji-TV, which themes itself on Christmas. Basically, I have absolutely no interest towards television programs, especially Japanese ones, which results me not having much knowledge on television programs and on talents whom are popular here.

But on Sunday, someone recommended me this drama called "Last Christmas", which actually made me videotape the program last night to see it later on, since I was out pretty late last night. I saw the recording after I came home today. And yes, I...liked it! The plot was a bit different from the one that I imagined of, but it still was nice. The only part I didn't like was the plot developing too rapidly...God, it's still the first episode, and the producers are telling us EVERYTHING.

Maybe some of you noticed watching it last night, but when Kenji Haruki adapts the plan proposed by Naoya Higaki in the drama, he changes the location of the promotion event kinda thing to Zushi Marina, which of course is really close to the place I live. So from curiosity, I searched for the filming date. It turned out that it already had taken place on 10/2. I found this photo that someone took on the filming day. The first one's the lighting installed at the site for use with the filming, and the second one's the actual scene, which supposedly has Akiko Yada in it. Yeah, the photo's a bit blurry, but...oh well. Better than nothing. I can't wait till the "Marina" episode. lol

Pic 1

Pic 2

Monday, October 11, 2004

day 4 out of 4

Today was somehow fulfilling. First, I had a haircut, walking to and back from the beauty salon, which used up most of the morning hours. There, I talked a lot about Hollywood movies and about how contradicting those movies are with the hairdresser guy. I came home at 11:30 am, had lunch, and left home again to head for Shonandai to meet the 6F Gang for some talks. We went here and there, searching for places to talk not only about the Culture Festival, but on various topics. I just came home! Yeah, today was the only nice day out of the sudden break we had off school.

Anyway, about sensation. I'm going to talk all about it tomorrow, perhaps.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

day 3 out of 4

I just adore writing in these meaningless thoughts of mine onto the cyberworld, especially when I'm bored. The weather today is certainly not a "taifu-ikka"; it's cloudy outside with shower sprinkling now and then. I missed the chance of going to haircut like I've declared yesterday...I slept awfully well last night, which brought me up at 11 AM this morning. Well, it was raining and I wasn't able to use my bicycle as a mean of transportation anyway. I shall try again tomorrow.

So far, I've been cleaning out my closet...I mean my house, throughout the day, since my sister's friend , who has made her temporal return to Japan from Amsterdam is coming over today for a sleepover. My mom and I had been the "clean uppers", while my sister's out, playing or watching basketball. How unfair is that? It's her sleepover afterall. Why are we cleaning and cooking, instead of her, who is the "client" or the main user of the house today? So selfish...also, my sister tends to go out of control on sleepovers. Her demands grow to maximum level, using the family members as servants or butlers for her own purposes. Her actions make herself getting grounded afterwards. I wonder how things will go this time...hehe.

Oh yeah, there's this thought I've been having for quite a while now; the level of representation between English and Japanese. When the English language is used orally, I believe it is easier for people to express their feelings than the Japanese language, because of the variation it has. However when used on MSN, it's the opposite. The only effects you are able to add on to English phrases on MSN or in chatrooms are the punctuation marks and emoticons. On the other hand, in Japanese, you are able to use hiraganas, katakanas, kanjis, big/little characters, hyphen looking characters and so on to express complicated feelings people have more precisely, along with the punctuation marks and emoticons that are also available for use. It's really tough for me to explain this matter with words, to a monolingual...seeing is believing. lol