free web tracker soliloquies: 12/19/2004 - 12/26/2004


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, December 25, 2004

Christmas 2004

It was a wonderful day today, out in Odaiba, except for the fact that it was a bit too crowded, mainly with couples and families. I watched "The Terminal", since I wasn't able to do so yesterday. The movie was really "Spielberg" and it resembled me a little of "Cast Away" in my opinion. But overall, I enjoyed it very much. Movies that take place in New York always move my heart for some reason. I was emotional today on one of the scenes in "The Terminal", again.

The skyline seen from Odaiba was lovely with Tokyo Tower made into a giant candle stick like last year and Rainbow Bridge with its green lights and cars' red taillights making Christmas color. It was a little unfourtunate that it was cut short a little, but either way, I had a fabulous time!

Merry Christmas for some people,
Happy Holidays, everyone!

Friday, December 24, 2004

Christmas Eve

I was planning on enjoying my Christmas Eve watching "The Terminal" with my friends, but instead, we had fun in a different way. I'm not going to note much on how we had fun though. Mainly conversations, plus this and that. lol

Millenario began today in Marunouchi district, near Tokyo station. This year is supposed to be a Japan-EU Relations year or something and it's supposed to be gorgeous. For those who haven't seen it yet, I strongly recommend it, since they are going to suspend it from 2006, due to district redevelopment plans.

Japanese people tend to feel something special about Christmas Eve but to be frank, it's just "a day before Christmas, with a name". Main day is the actual Christmas. I may have written this

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Guten tag

My mom's cousin, who currently resides in Zurich came over today. She had an international marriage last year and her stories about her life there were very interesting to listen to. We had French for lunch because of her visit, which satisfied my appetite along with the stories.

For your information, tomorrow is Christmas Eve, although it doesn't feel like it at all with all this warm weather. I made an attempt to print out the nengajyos today, but my PC misprinted two of them. I wonder's probably because my parents' PC, which is the one our printer is connected to is very, very, very, very, very, slow. I'm going to have to go to the post office tomorrow for replacement cards, paying 5 yen for each replacement.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004


I've made my "nengajyo" today, in spite of my necessity to study mathmatics for the proficiency test. I swear I'm going to study after Christmas, I promise. I wasn't going to send out much this year, but after I looked through my school buzz book, it turned out that I must send out at least 40. Oh well. I've designed it myself again like last year, from a scratch. No, I'm not cutting my ink usage. It's just the kind of design I favor, so...bear with me if you receive one.

Since I was sick and tired from the look and feel of my PC, I decided to change it's interface, Mac style. The result is posted below. Isn't it cool!? lol

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

the phantom of the opera

They're going to perform the musical, "The Phantom Of The Opera" in Tokyo, starting from January! I'm really fond of musicals(I liked the opera I saw this summer too), so I would love to see it. It's true that I've already seen it twice in Broadway, I own the CD recording of London performance and the play itself should look better with actors using English dialogues, rather than Japanese.

The reason why I want to see the Japanese version is for comparison. I've seen both Japanese and English version of the musical "Lion King" and some differences were noticable. Musical "Cats" is also going to be performed in Tokyo next year, but I'd prefer this one over it.

Monday, December 20, 2004


My heart is gradually getting motivated from the approach of university life. After all, I'm only going to have to go to school for a month or around 20 times in total. That's it! :) I've never really had any attributions toward my school, after my expectations were badly betrayed...I had some kind of "perfection" that existed in my imagination and it's falsity was really hard for me to accept. Even without that imagination, I would've been deeply depressed from the way my school is. Therefore, I just want to advance into university A.S.A.P, but this high expectation that I now have toward university could be betrayed once again after I get into university, making me want to go out into society A.S.A.P. lol

As the title indicates, today was the final day of 2nd trimester...yeah the day of report cards. Why did I get a B for Japanese History!? This is a disgrace! I'll bet you that "he" doesn't understand how grades are calculated in our school...all other grades were as expected.

Also, today was the final episode of drama, "Last Christmas". Things went so rapidly, didn't it? lol I knew it was going to end happily-ever-after, but things were way too artificial. That's indeed a part that's good about dramas on some aspects though.

Christmas is coming up. Recent theories indicate that Jesus Christ was not really born on 12/25, but either way, Christmas is a wonderful holiday. It's not like I'm Christian or anything. It's mood and it's decorations are so pretty and heart warming...I wonder why we decorate pine trees on Christmas with ornaments and braids? Do they have significant meaning with them? I can somewhat understand the star...but why a tree? There are no pine trees growing around Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, as far as I know. lol

Sunday, December 19, 2004

bang and olufsen

I bought an earphone shown above today, from this audio maker that originated in Denmark, called Bang and Olufsen. I'm not an audio maniac, but I decided to buy this ridiculously overpriced earphones from it's design...I've written about how design oriented I am before, right? lol

Not just design, but it's usability is another part that I think it's worth the price. You can adjust the earphones' shape, so it fits your ears nice and comfortable. I didn't really know how the sound quality was, besides the fact that they were made by the world-famous B&O, which were known for their quality. To be frank, the sound quality's just...GREAT, uncomparable to iPod's earphones. It's clarity...amazing. Let me give you an example.

I have this album released by a world-famous saxophonist, Kenny G, called "Miracles", which features all these holiday songs, played solo on a sax by him. It's one of my favorite holiday albums. Well, you know how you press these button kinda thingies on them in order to change the note you play on brass instruments? You can hear the clicks, which was something I've never notice before on my Altec Lansing speakers or the iPod earphones I used to use. This really shocked me. lol

I really adore their CD players too. It's design is awesome...if I could afford 352,800 yen on it. I hope I can earn enough, so I can live in a house, being surrounded by superior audio quality produced by these great products. lol