One more day, then it’s goodbye 2010. Has the year been good to me ? Uhm, I guess so. It’s as good as it gets, so yeah, I’m satisfied. Oh, and you know what, these pictures made the year for me. See, I’ve spent the whole year holed up like a hermit in the cave that is my room, just studying, studying and studying, and thinking, compared to me, nuns have more fun in the convent, what the heck, and then , wham, one day, I found myself in front of thousands of screaming fans, being serenaded by Jason Derulo at his concert.
So, yeah, my 15 minutes of fame. Good job, 2010!
……… It’s going to be Karaoke time on New Year’s eve. It isn’t exactly how I want 2010 to end, listening to off-key singing of really, really old songs like ” How Much is that Doggie in the Window, Woof! Woof”, but I guess it won’t matter after 3 glasses of wine. And it’s going to be potluck, thank you very much. I did enough cooking this Christmas to last me a lifetime. I’m inviting two friends , one of whom has promised to bring a pitcher of my favorite juice, a hot Guatemalan concoction called ” ponche”.
…….. Our university has recently opened free ballroom dancing classes. I will arrange my class schedule so I can attend this one. I so want to dance the tango and foxtrot. Swing and the rhumba? Not so much.
…….. I’m going to purge my list of supposedly Messenger “friends “. Those I have never chatted with are off my list now. Their names and messages just clutter my messenger window, and I’m sure they don’t care about me, either. Muahahaha. But I’d like to mention my online friends like Alex ( aka dreamsending , a co- author on my blogsite), Kyoki-chan, Phio-chan, Anima13, Victoria, Rob, Frank, Chris, Kei-kun, Adeline, Jeremy, John, Neil, Alex, Ryo, guardian angel, Lawrence, Aneckahap, taiyeetak, kritsada, and omg, a friend whose name I can’t pronounce nor type here ( his name’s made up of strange letters, sorry, my friend )… oh and, not to forget, Mr. Zhao Zhang? and one friend from Japan. ( sorry, but you don’t have a name, just picture! )And those whose names I may have forgotten, forgive me. I really suck at remembering names unless they sound like Andrew, Travis, and Devin. Anyways, Happy New Year to you all !
…….. I’m currently reading a brilliant graphic novel, aka Japanese manga, entitled MONSTER, by Naoki Urusawa. ”
For those of you who like your suspense red hot, but with a beautiful, beating heart, Monster is for you.” , a glowing review by Junot Diaz, winner of 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The right to make this a movie was bought by Martin Scorcese, so I’m already excited to see this brilliant novel brought to life by a great director. Now, I know Japanese comics , and Japanese animes are getting a bad rap especially here in the US. It does not help that majority of drawings by Japanese authors tend to look childish, with big eyes covering almost half of the face, and it’s a pity because a great number of animes and mangas have great stories, as exemplified by Monster, Pluto, Grave of the Fireflies, Evangelion, 20th Century Boys, and so many others. Grave of the Fireflies, in particular, is considered ” one of the most powerful anti-war movies ever made “, according to Roger Ebert, a film critic, and, according to Ernest Rister, an animation historian, this anime can be compared to Schindler’s List and says” it is the most profoundly human animated film I’ve ever seen.”
..…………. And , between my Monster reading and doing household chores and working, I ‘m playing a video game God of War 3. I ‘ve started playing this months ago but dropped it due to lack of time . So, I’m picking it up again and playing from scratch. Hey, it’s the holidays. I do need some rest and recreation time.
Well, that’s it. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! May this year be prosperous and peaceful!!!