syaoran: drops of water

Starting anew

Okay, so I said I wouldn't do public friend cuts, but since I have been terribly MIA from LJ among others I just wanted to take this opportunity to clean out my friends list. I'm not suddenly going to become really active again, but I do want to try and start commenting (more) again. However, I don't have the time to handle a big flist anymore when I don't check it that often, and to be honest I don't think some friendships will work out. I've had some of you guys on my flist for ages, but I still feel that we're not really... friends, but more like superficial acquaintances? So I'd feel bad keeping you guys on here when 1) I don't have faith in our friendship and 2) I'm sure you wouldn't feel comfortable around me when I consider you more as an acquaintance and not a friend. I know, it's a vague line but anyway, I hope you guys don't hold it against me. I definitely have no problem with anyone I cut, so I hope we'll still be able to be on good terms should we come across each other in some other place. Perhaps one day our paths will cross again and we'll hit it off better then.

All that said, everyone is free at all times to cut me if they think our friendship isn't going anywhere, no hard feelings. Thanks for all the memories and good luck on your future endeavors! ♥
shin/reira: not a lie

Friends only

This journal is currently FRIENDS ONLY, though previous posts that are public will be kept as public, to give an indication of what I post about.

To be friended, please note the following:
  • Please comment if you (want to) add me. A note in advance: I might not add everyone, but it's nothing personal, it's probably because I think we won't get along that well.
  • Common interests are a plus, but I don't talk much about fandom so it's not a must.
  • I'm not too high on comments, but leave a comment once in a while so I know you're still interested in reading.
  • I don't do publicly announced friend cuts. However, I will cut you if I think our friendship isn't going anywhere, for instance if I find myself skipping your posts, do not comment, if there is no mutual commenting for quite some time or any other form of interaction between us.
  • If you're here to see website updates, watch nivealuna instead.

If you're still interested, go ahead and leave a comment.

cooro: the sky holds my dream

Better late than never?

Happy Holidays! ♥

Usually I make a (small) card for the holidays, but not this year because I haven't come across any nice pictures and I'm too lazy to search for one. In any case, I hope those who celebrate it have had a good Christmas! We don't celebrate it, so I spent mine working and playing Pokemon Diamond since my brother got his girlfriend's DS for the holidays :3 Some things that happened this past week (since that's where most things happened lol):

  • I sent out the cards somewhere last week, so I hope they've arrived safely! I've also received cards from paperjetpilot, zexy_schemer and suzukaze (where are you?! ;o;), thank you~! ♥
  • I've been cleaning my room (it's such a mess!) and am about.. halfway done. I need to find the motivation to do part two, which is the part that needs to be cleaned most.
  • My sister gave me a gift that was supposed to be for my birthday, which was a TRC!Sakura PVC(?) figure.
  • My dad came back on Monday, and brought with him a copy of JJ Lin's Sixology my cousin bought for me! ♥ I was surprised at how big it was!
  • I went shopping with my sister on Tuesday, and had sushi for dinner with a friend. Also my first time having takoyaki, but it was not what I expected LOL. Still want to try it from another place, since they had no space left when my sister called to reserve seats.

I should actually be using this break to catch up on anime, since I've been leeching a lot of series, but I'll be going back to playing on the DS now, since it'll be gone next week lulz. I'm also thinking of doing a small friends cut soon, for the same reasons as last time (finding myself skipping over posts, no (mutual) commenting etc.), so no hard feelings? I'm not going to make a separate post for it, so I'll wish you the best for 2009 and on here.
kamui: king

Christmas cards!

The ball on Thursday was fun, but I think I got sick from the cold weather D: I might elaborate more on the party later.. if I feel any better. Not that much interesting stuff happened, aside from one of my friends thinking I was flirting with my old high school classmate LOL.

Anyway, the point of this post: Christmas cards! I figured I could still send them out, although they would probably arrive late, but hey, it's the thought that counts, right? I'll probably send them out around next week, so if you'd like one, just leave your address here in a comment or just email it to me. Comments are screened, ofcourse. Feel free to ask for one even if you aren't sending out anything out yourself, since this is probably like, the only event I will be sending out stuff to other countries ^^

Cards won't be anything special though. Since I have a lot left from previous years, I won't be buying any new ones, so there might be a chance you'll get the same card as before :X I'm also thinking of maybe just putting my name under the card since I don't feel like writing a lot this year and this way will be easier to send them out as fast as possible XD;

Now off to bed early for a change!
syaoran: drops of water

Exciting NEWS! (Yes, pun intended) and some KHR babbling

Ahhhh I'm listening to the new NEWS album now, I'm 3/4th through at the moment, but I like it already! I'm definately biased when I say that though hahaha~ Murarisuto sounds like such a Koyama/Shige song, just the way it sounds, it reminds me so much of Chirarizumu XDDD I freaked out my sister when I saw it, I think she seriously thought I had gone nuts LMAO. Now I'm just waiting for Tegomass' Kataomoi no Chiisana Koi single to be brought out. The song came out early July, but I have yet to hear the full version or anything about a single ;~;

On the note of music, I signed myself up for a LastFM account yesterday, so feel free to friend me! Also, lately I've been reminding myself to update my list of what I'm watching/reading at MyAnimeList, so feel free to add me there too, just let me know who you are ♥

I was discussing some One Piece points with proglution yesterday evening, and it made me sad when I realized I had nobody to talk to about the newest Reborn chapter, because it was so WTF. I was planning on making a post after I read it, but I suppose I can do it now too. It feels like such a long time since I've talked about any anime/manga here xD proglution, I'm kind of stealing your way of doing it, I hope you don't mind xD

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That turned out longer than expected. I'm probably overlooking a lot of things and some things might have already been answered, but yeah~ In the mean time, I've already listened to the color album twice, which should give you some sort of indication how long typing up this post took me LOL
  • Current Music
    NEWS - Towairo no Koi
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Since I've been working on coloring this manga panel this past week and finished it yesterday, I figured I might as well use it to bring some life to my icon community (well, I guess it should be considered a graphics comm now?), which has been pretty inactive since February. A preview of two works can be seen below. Follow the link to see the entry with full versions and some comments.

Last week I ordered some manga and the package finally arrived today! It was later than usual, and I was about to email the company because usually they ship it out the day after payment arrives, but I got the "shipment sent out" email yesterday so all was good. I just woke up when they rang at the door and by the time I got downstairs and opened the door, the mailman was already in the process of giving it to my neighbour haha~ I only ordered stuff I had already read online, and two volumes of +Anima which were never scanlated. Now I can finally say I finished the series! I started reading it back in.. 2002 or 2003? I don't even remember anymore, only that I started reading it when paperjetpilot gave me scanlations along with a few other series.

Second term just started and from what I've seen, the two projects I have will be sucking up my time big time. Three different ways of data gathering AND analyzing in about three weeks + preparing a presentation for that? I'm already dreading it just thinking about it, and that's just one project.

I should change my userpics, seeing as how I'm not even using half of them.
  • Current Music
    M - Don't Trust Men
syaoran: drops of water

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This was actually supposed to happen back in March, but due to RL people being hard to layout for me, uni projects coming up and work, it's been delayed until now. got its layout and content revamped, and I created an updating community over at nivealuna for it. The only thing I didn't touch was the exits portal, because I only update that for new links and stuff. Speaking off, if anyone would like to affiliate or link exchange, just leave a note here ♥

I have no idea why writing this little bit of content took me almost a month.
  • Current Music
    Nakajima Megumi - Aimo
syaoran: drops of water

Freeze that moment in time

First of all; HAPPY BIRTHDAY, soifon! Again, I hope today is a great and not suckable day for you ♥

After waiting an extra week, I finally got my new glasses yesterday. When I came there last week, the girl at the store didn't know what she should do, because I had two different kind of glasses, and when I told her why that was the case, she told me I had to wait until they were actually put into the frame (well duh). So she sent them to the glasses shop near my house, and they would call me when it was done. I didn't get any phone calls though, so I ended up going there the day before to check if they had actually received it. Turns out the employee had sent them back to the first store. I was told it should've been done on Saturday - if they'd just called me when it was done, I could've picked it up here instead of having to get it in the city ~_~

Just now the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games was on TV (it's still going on now), and since my brother asked me to record it, I ended up watching the whole thing. I thought it was really pretty and awesome how they were so in sync, not bumping into each other etc. And all the lights~ I'm a sucker for pretty sights hee xD Right now all the participant countries are coming up, but I have yet to see the Netherlands come by LOL

Also, is anyone on my flist using the program Minilyrics? It's a program so you can get lyrics on your mp3-player. I downloaded the latest version, but somehow it's not really working here, it apparantly doesn't find either Winamp or Windows Media Player :3 I want to sing some songs but I can't remember the lyrics LOLz And maybe I'll sign up for a karaoke contest at the upcoming convention, but not really sure about that yet xD
  • Current Music
    Jun Jun - Wa
syaoran: drops of water


I was planning on heading for bed like, 4 hours ago, but got sidetracked really bad. Good thing I don't have to wake up before 4PM in the afternoon LOLz I'm so excited now though, because I just found out something that was anticipated, but never confirmed:

There will be a DVD for the NEWS Pacific Concert Tour!! *____*

ZOMG Do want. I've gotten my sister acquainted with the words free worldwide shipping, so maybe I'll actually buy it from the internet, or get her to buy it while she's in Japan!

Also, a new Tegomass song is confirmed to be the ending song for the Neo Angelique Abyss sequel, which will start airing this Sunday. I'm so excited to hear it!! I thought it would take ages before another Tegomass single would be released (since there hasn't been any news about a new NEWS release either no pun intended), but this is so awesome~~
  • Current Music
    Saeko Chiba - Sayonara Solitia
syaoran: drops of water

Guess who's still alive?

I haven't posted here in forever, maybe all that talk about posting regularly made me lose all my posting spirit haha~ Anyway, sorry for not commenting for such a long time, at first I just didn't post any entries, but did keep commenting, however I had a lot of work to finish so I kinda stopped commenting when this month started. I did try to keep reading the flist, but I might have missed some stuff here and there ;3 Let's just say this was my unannounced LJ hiatus. I'm finished with uni for the year now though, except I still need to get feedback on one project and will have to work on it if we didn't pass and I have to edit one other report since we failed it because we didn't like our employer (this is just our guess though). Other than that, I'm trying to enjoy my vacation with doing nothing all day but watching and reading stuff, and work. For those who still have exams and all that, hang in there, you're almost done (hopefully)!! ♥

Now that it's decided I won't go to China this year, I'll hopefully have enough time to actually focus on some web stuff, like revamping super old layouts and finally adding some decent content to fanlistings. I haven't been iconing in forever either, so look forward to an icon post.. soonish probably LOLz

I hope everyone's doing fine~ ♥ /clings to flist~
  • Current Music
    Kuribayashi Minami - Snow