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FEEDBACK~

AnK

hi! i dont intend to sell items all the time, just when i get stuff that i dont think many other people will be selling or things i can get a lot of for a good price. i am mostly a buyer and i have a lot of ebay feedback as well. please go here to see it:
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=ivee83&ftab=AllFeedback

but please state in the subject whether you are a seller or a buyer and in the comment what item you purchased from me or what i bought from you and how our transaction was.

thanks a lot! ^_^

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J-Dramas I've Watched~

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*_*

Doko ni Demo Aru Uta~

AnK
got tagged by massu_piggy

THE RULES:


1.) Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player,etc. on shuffle.

2.) For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

3.) YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.

4.) Tag 20 friends.

5.) Everyone tagged has to do the same thing.

6.) Have fun!

Tagging: aishitsuzukeru, peace3104, bokuwashinigami, majikaru_banana, pamelaxiah, riidaaisbest, lovu_lovu_aiba


1.) IF SOMEONE SAYS 'ARE YOU OKAY', YOU SAY?
Take Me Faraway - i do say this a lot, haha >_<


2.) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Fireflies


3.) WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
In My Head - if someone can get stuck on my mind, then they are one to watch, i guess hehe...


4.) HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Everything - ive laughed, almost cried and ran around my house and went to work to help out a little and then to a friends to play mahjong... so i did do everything today hehe


5.) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Runway Beat


6.) WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO?
Never Say Never - this is pretty true. anything can happen and at any time, right?


7.) WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Wherever You Will Go - i do have many friends who follow my lead and need my advice quite often


8.) WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Forever


9.) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Know You By Heart - i do stay quiet and observe, so i can tell what people are like very easily since i can read their actions and movements and tell what theyre thinking


10.) WHAT IS 2+2?
Helpless Night


11.) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Kagerou - she is very passionate about things, i guess


12.) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
The Man Who Can't Be Moved - i am stubborn and when i have my mind set on something, you cant push me towards anything else


13.) WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Crazy Moon ~Kimi wa Muteki~


14.) WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
But I Do Love You


15.) WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Kaze


16.) WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
366Nichi


17.) WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
A.RA.SHI - HUH! what a coincidence~ ^_^


18.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
negai - wishes and wanting are kind of bad, ne?


19.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Hero - thats right, i am really a superhero~


20.) WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
Mada Ue wo - maybe i can move up some more~


21.) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Believe


22.) WHAT WILL YOU NAME THIS NOTE?
Doko ni Demo Aru Uta.

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Moving~

AnK
I'm moving this week and I've been trying to be good and pack, but it's so hard @_@

I did just spend about 4 hours doing it after getting home from work though~

it is kind of interesting to see what I own and exactly where I had left certain things since I have so much stuff in my room that usually if I put it down and leave it for more than a day or two, then it is lost for almost forever, hehe... >_<

I did also get to see all of my JE goods that I've collected these past few years... I packed everything kind of altogether, so when i unpack, I can actually see everything together and see what I have and what i don't have and what I have double (or in some cases, triple...) of~

I have totally realized that I am pretty much a hoarder... but I think it is mostly by accident... I don't have a lot of room, so I end up keeping things I don't completely need just because I forget I have it, because there is no way I can see everything I own everyday, right? the last time I cleaned my room, I did give a bunch of my stuff away, so I'm not that bad since I can part with things.

I do think that it might be time to part with some things I bought on a whim or things that I definitely don't use/need... I should make an attempt at being a grown-up, now that I'm going to be roommate-less and living on my own for real now!

tomorrow, my goal is to empty out and pack up all of my purses! this might take longer than packing up my goods, since my JE stuff was gathered in three places but together at least... I kind of just fling my purses wherever after I've used it and switched to another one... >_<

Arashi!!! *_*

AnK
New DVD and Album!!! Yippee~ ^_^

im so excited for the Dome DVD since Mada Ue wo and Time Capsule are going to be on there~
but this release is a bit bittersweet, since it comes out on my mommys death anniversary... T_T

when the initial release information came out, i thought the album and DVD were coming out on the same day in july, but then i found out the DVD was out on June 15th and i started crying >_<

BUT! being positive~ ^_^ ill just pretend its like a little present from my mommy for having my Japan trip cut short and to make the day a little easier for me *searches for silver lining*

now off to work so i can continue giving all my money to JE @_@

Earthquake...

AnK
I thought I should write this down before I forget exactly what happened...

My friend had left Thursday and after a little over a week or walking around like crazy with her, I figured I should stay in and go through some of the things I had bought and clean up the apartment a little bit... This bit of laziness turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to me... I was planning to go to Odaiba and see if I could find the FujiTV building an figure out where Oedo Onsen Monogatari was before my other friend arrived because she wanted to go while she was visiting this week...

If I had gone out, I would have been stranded who knows where for who knows how long by myself in a huge city where I don't speak the language well enough at all to be able to know what was happening or what to do in the aftermath... There was also a building smoking/on fire on Odaiba too because of the earthquake. If I weren't in the apartment and able to turn the news on, I wouldn't have known what was going on at all.

I was sitting on my bed with the tv on as background noise while I was going through a magazine or something when the apartment started to shake. This wasn't anything new, since there are train tracks right behind my apartment and the apartment shakes easily so I didn't think much of it... Then I realized there was no train... The wind wasn't blowing hard either... So it finally hit me when I noticed my tv was shaking really hard because te bookshelf it sits on was rocking back and forth really hard too... There's a fricking earthquake happening...

I stayed calm and thought logically for a second and realized that if my tv fell and broke, that I would have to pay for it, so I got up and grabbed it before it fell and put in my luggage which was open in front of the tv because when my friend came, I had nowhere else to put it anyway. Then I heard rattling behind me and realized the toaster oven on top of the microwave on top of my fridge was going to fall. So I grabbed it right before it fell on me and moved it to the table next to the fridge. I grabbed the microwave from the top of the fridge before it could fall too and moved that to the floor, where it's been sitting since Friday afternoon in case we have another tremor in the middle of the night and I'm asleep and can't catch it in time.

I realized after moving everything that when I went to the apartment office to get my key my first day, the guy asked me if had experienced an earthquake before but he didn't actualy give me any information about it. Then I thought maybe there was something in the pile of papers he gave me and found that package and looked through it all while it was still going on. I thought I should turn the gas off or something and went over to the stove but there was nothing to indicate that it was turned on at all anyway, so I left it alone. Another minute or so after, it was over.

I think it lasted about 3 minutes or so according to what I've read online, but I couldn't tell since I was trying to make sure nothing fell the whole time that it was happening. Afterward, I think I was in a state of shock for a few minutes and just sat down in the middle of my apartment. By the time I got up again, I had just picked the microwave up to put on top of the fridge again when an aftershock, that felt as strong as the first one, hit. That was when I decided the best place for everything is still the floor.

I feel lucky because even though this was scary, it could have been much worst. I read that it was the biggest earthquake in Japan history and I am still alive and kicking. The apartment I live in wasn't damaged at all and we have had power and water and wi-fi the entire time as far I know. I heard parts of Tokyo had everything cut off for the night but I was able to watch the news and check online refreshing over and over for news in english to find out what was going on. I am glad I bought extra food Thursday night because I didn't need to go buy anything until Saturday afternoon. The convenience stores were bare and I only managed to buy 2 salads but it was still enough until today (Monday). I went to the supermarket down my street and was still greeted with a huge smile by the workers and the long to check out was long, but everyone was still friendly and calm. A little girl even came up to me and offered me a piece of candy while her mom was shopping. I gave her a pack of gum I had bought a couple of days before and told her to be careful as she ran back to her mom. This city is amazing. I'm not sure the little girl totally understands what was happening around her, but for her to feel safe and carefree still, is a bit of a small miracle to me.

I've been thinking this since Friday night as I read reports about people helping each other to get to safety even though they were in danger as well, but I am very impressed with the camaraderie here. I can't help but to feel like if something like this happened in te US, there would be rioting and looting and people would be shoving other people out of their way to get to the exits first. I know it's bad that I think that way, but I can't help it.

One of the first songs that played on my iPod afterward was "Hatenai Sora" and I was in the shower when it played and I couldn't help but cry because it was so appropriate. My ipod was on shuffle too, so anything could have played but this came on after "Subarashiki Sekai". This country is going through such a hard time right now but it will do everything in it's power to restart no matter how many times it has to.

I've been thinking all weekend that this might either be the best or worst time to watch "Kobe Shimbun no Nanokakan". I was putting it off for the last year because I knew it would be depressing, but I am kind of glad that I will be able to appreciate it more after this experience.

My friend was supposed to arrive today to stay with me until Friday, but we both decided it would be best if she cancelled her trip. I had to be the adult and convince her it was for her own good. She has three kids and a husband at home. In case another earthquake hits and puts the trains and airport at a standstill again, I didn't want her to get stranded. Having just me be stranded is better than both of us. I don't want to be the reason she is separated from her family. Everyone was already kind of worried that she would be going on vacation by herself without any of them. I think it was a good call, since we are expected to get another earthquake within the next couple of days.

I know it is kind of dumb, but this was actually a good experience for me. I had been confused about whether I wanted to try to move her or not and work here instead. After this weekend, I realize how much everyone I know in the US including my family and friends and coworkers worry about me. My boss has been texting me any chance she gets and wondering if I will be coming back early or not. My grandmother was in tears when I called her to tell her I was okay. My dad knew I was nowhere near the bad areas and held off on being worried until finally he told my sister to email me and have me call them. He normally wouldn't worry so much and I can go months without calling and he would be okay, but this weekend showed me how much what I do and how I am affects everyone around me. If I had missed this earthquake, I wouldn't know how important my existence is to all of them.

I still don't know exactly what I want to do or what the right thing for me is, but at least I know that being in Albany, where I work, isn't a bad thing. My coworkers have been flooding my email inbox and Facebook with messages even though my boss already told them I'm okay and is updating them daily on my safety. But they just need to hear from me personally to make sure I am okay. People who I have had falling outs with are messaging me to make sure I am okay. This is what keeps coming to mind as I get these messages: Kiseki wo Shinjite! <- Believe in Miracles! This is exactly what I needed to affirm that I matter in the lives of the people I am.

To everyone who has wished me well, thank you! I am going to optimistically say that I am sure by next week, when I am scheduled to leave, that things will be back to normal. To everyone else in Japan, I hope things continue to return to normal for you all.

I want to get back to the US soon so I can join in the amazing efforts the JE community is putting in to raise money to help out here. It is great that all of the different fans are gathering together to unite as one force to help out. This can be considered another small miracle too. Being able to be part of this community brings me to tears.

Life Sucks!

AnK
im getting really tired of feeling like im the one who shouldnt be in this house...

like im the one who doesnt pay rent and just comes over and does whatever i want to and makes however much noise i want to whenever i want...

things turned bad last year around this time with my roommate because she had *fake thanksgiving* at our house instead of at her sisters house.

*fake thanksgiving* started back in 2006 when my roommates sister (who i was best friends with throughout college and until 2007) and her fiancee bought a house and she decided she wanted to invite our coworkers and the owners of the store we worked at for thanksgiving dinner but knew it would be impossible to gather everyone on the real day, so it happens on a random saturday or sunday before real thanksgiving to accommodate everyones schedules.

anyway, so my roommate bought the house we live in in december of 2008 and we moved in at the end of january 2009 and she had fake thanksgiving here instead of her sisters i think because our dining room and whole house is much bigger than her sisters, even though were all on the same street (along with their parents house). whats wrong with this, you might be wondering? well, she didnt tell me about thsi dinner at all. i found out a few days before because one of our friends from college had called my roommate to see if she could stay over at our house for a couple of nights (friday and saturday, dinner was on that saturday) since she was going to come here to visit. my roommate told her she couldnt because of the dinner and our friend called me to see if i wanted to hang out on friday since she knew i was going to be busy with dinner on saturday. my response? "what dinner?" so after the explanation, i decided to just wait and see if she would tell me about the dinner at all... she didnt... luckily, my other friend who was away for college was coming to visit that weekend as well and wanted to hang out that saturday, so i had dinner and went to the mall with her and then hung out with the original friend until about 2-3AM...

the punchline to all of this? my roommate was upset that i didnt come to the dinner or help her make anything. how did i find this out? our mutual best friend who lives in California called me a few days later to say happy thanksgiving to me and asked me why i didnt go to dinner and said that my roommates feelings were hurt because i didnt show up and didnt even bother telling her i wouldnt be there. so i set her straight and told her it wasnt my fault because i wasnt told about the dinner in the first place. and of all the people i would have heard it from, it was from one of our friends who sees us like twice a year, so it isnt like i heard it from someone who speaks to either of us on a normal basis, so imagine how hurt my feelings were?!?!? but thank you for making me the bad guy again! without knowing all of the facts, i am always made to be the bad guy.

the same thing happened this year. dinner at our house, didnt tell me... the only difference was that she let our friend stay over this time. but i think it was because my roommate thought she was going to be away for a football game for the weekend because when she was telling me about our friend staying, she said to me that she wasnt going to be here but then realized then herself that she got the date wrong for her game. and she didnt invite our friend to dinner until this morning when she was about to leave anyway because she knew there was no way that she would stay to eat until 9 and then drive 2.5 hours back home.

but yes, I AM THE BITCH!

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