Sunday, November 27, 2011

Master Procrastinator


Is it really already the end of Thanksgiving break already?

This year seems so different from last year. Last year we had September break. Last year it felt like every other week was a day or week off. This year though? Nothing like it.

But I suppose I still could have made use of this break to get ahead in AP Bio, perfect my lit research essay and math project, practice my All-State songs for violin, work on my upcoming Nutcracker performance, etc.. Ugh. Just thinking of all that stuff I didn't do gives me a headache. But now here's a list of the stuff I did happen to do: play cards with family until 3 in the morning for a few days, go to a few dinner parties that dragged until 2 in the morning, watch my favorite new drama until 6 in the morning, sleep in until 12 and then proceed to eat eat and eat, um, let's see, run around throwing a Frisbee with my brother until who knows when, eat all the mint chocolate chip ice cream in the house.. Haha, I feel so bad but I can't stop watching these dramas. Just when I finally wean myself off I decide that there's something I really really NEED to watch. And then instead of pacing myself and watching one episode a day or something, I power through and finish the entire thing in a weekend. And some of these dramas are long!!

But that's beside the point. What I really need to concentrate on right now is my math project, due before midnight tonight, and my lit essay, worth 300 points in a category 35% of my grade and due before school starts. If anyone's wondering, we're supposed to submit both assignments online so that's why the due times seem a bit strange and unreliable.

Well ta-ta, I suppose I should go and work on said assignments now before I go and ruin my GPA by watching too many dramas. And I'm not even done with the one I'm watching right hand is just twitching to go back to Dramafever..

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Feet TWO

So I went to Merchant's Walk Cinema on Monday with some friends and truthfully, I was hoping we'd be seeing something a bit more..exciting..than Happy Feet's sequel. But I do have to say that the movie wasn't too bad and was pretty uplifting too. All the singing and dancing was really cute and I loved the animations. So maybe it was a pretty nice movie. A lot better than my expectations at least. If you guys need something to do this week, then going out to see Happy Feet Two wouldn't be such a bad idea. It's a kid's movie, but a cute kid's movie at that.

What I'm really waiting for though, is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo this winter. And then new Tim Burton remake of Snow White in March. It has Kristen Stewart in it, but I'm not overly worried about her since Tim Burton is directing it. I mean, have you seen Alice in Wonderland? I'm getting ready for a real wow. Besides, maybe Kristen Stewart has it in her to be something other than a clingy, sob-story vampire girl. Maybe she'll wow me too.

And then sometime in May, it's time for THE HUNGER GAMES!!! Yup. There's really nothing else to be said about it.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanks Be Given

What a great way to start out my Thanksgiving break huh. It's only Sunday morning and I can feel the downward slope already. But really, it can't get much worse here now can it?

Well, this morning I got up at the usual unearthly hour of eight and got ready to drive over to my violin teacher's house. With my mom driving, me in the passenger seat, and my brother in the seat behind my mom, we made it all the to Riverside before disaster struck. It had just rained the night before so the roads were wet and we were driving on this downhill road. Only a slight incline, but enough to have an effect what with all the rain. So then we're just driving along discussing what movies are out his week and then suddenly this crazy old man from the opposite direction shifts into our lane. Now mind you, this was only a few meters away and I seriously though we were going into a head-on collision since we were both moving at rather high speeds and while my mother was braking, the ground was too slippery for any real traction. So at the last instant the old guy managed to swerve back into his lane and we took a sharp right. We were too close to fully avoid each other though, so it resulted in slight fender bender as they call it. We lost the covering of our left headlight, the hub for our front left wheel, and received a deep dent in the front of our Toyota Corolla. No one was hurt in what could have easily been a disastrous situation though so I suppose we got off lucky. The other guy though, was driving this huge van and all he got was a nasty scratch in the side of his car.

Then my dad arrived, calmed everyone down, and settled to wait for the police. Long story short, the police couldn't find the little church we were waiting by and took over half an hour to arrive. After several questions, he came to the conclusion that the other party was at fault (duh) and we all went home. Yayy.

So now I'm sitting at home, having missed my violin lesson, and wolfing down mountains of chocolate. I can just tell how much is going to happen this break. Fingers crossed.

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's Been A While

But we're back!!


Haha, yeah..not much of a big idea. And no one even knows what I'm talking about right now, right? Well, it's just that I've finally had time (or rather, made time for by neglecting several of my other duties) to read another manga! Albeit a short one this time. A very short one.

While this wasn't my idea of the perfect manga, nevertheless it was a sweet story that left me feeling quite happy though a should I put it..remorseful. And what exactly was this brilliant manga you ask? Why, nothing other that the comedic but satisfying love story of Ogata Aoi, in the manga AAA by Fukushima Haruka.

A summary from the ever sourceful MangaFox, bringer of millions of dreams and dearly beloved library of manga: Ogata Aoi is in her 2nd year of middle school and is the president of the student council. The middle school she attends is one of the best in the country and is called "AAA". Aoi goes there to meet her first love, but after a surprising meeting, she's finding out that her first love is a gang leader in the neighbor school, called "CCC" (lowest level). Maybe it's only a coincidence that that gang leader and her first love have the same name since they look completely different from each other, but now, Aoi wants to find more about this person....

And of course no manga post is ever complete without pictures! Here we are now~

Like? Dislike? LOVE? I think we all know the answer to that question ;)

Oh, and I've also read this other work by Fukushima Haruka just because the artwork in AAA was so cute and appealing. Otona Ni Nuts is an interesting tale that starts off rather slowly and extremely confusing. However, once the first chapter is finished, the plot is riveting and the characters full of personality. Another cute story for a rainy day. Or maybe even a sunny day ;D Enjoy, everyone!