Last random thoughts before the year ends

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!!!

29 responses to this post.

  1. Happy New Year. Lucky you. You’ve been serenaded by Jason Derulo. 🙂

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  2. Posted by dreamsending on December 30, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Happy New Years

    Yes Monster is a really good book, have you seen the Anime and Live Action Movie?

    Also, Grave of the Fireflies…….I tear up thinking about it. Its a very strong feeling that the “war” isn’t over for those who have to live after the true war is over.

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    • I have seen the anime, yes! They are almost the same, panel by panel, which is a good thing. We have 18 volumes of monster, the complete set.

      Ah, Grave of the Fireflies…. omg….. I had a crying episode. … two kids starving to death! I don’t want to think about it.

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  3. Jason Derulo! Cool. Happy New Year, indeed!

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  4. Posted by Jeremy on December 31, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Thank you for the mention of messenger friends. Even though we have just started knowing each other for a short time, I think your a wonderful mademoiselle. Your expressions from your serenade are just so priceless. I am sure it was truly amazing moment!

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  5. Posted by spiritrider on December 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Happy New Year to you!!!! best of luck with your microbiology studies.

    Thank you for the comment on my blog 🙂

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  6. Hi there! Happy New Year! 🙂

    I have seen Grave of the Fireflies before. It’s heartwrenching.

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  7. Posted by kawaiikiki on December 31, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Okay, first of all lucky you!!!! That must have been amazing. His arms look really good in those pictures >_<
    Next, I watched the Grave of the Fireflies last year and cried so much! It really touched my heart. Just thinking about what happened to small children in the war makes my heart ache inside 😦
    ~Kawaii Kiki
    P.S. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2011 is a great year for you!

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  8. Wow, fairly impressed.. you write in your blog daily.. 😮
    I only write interesting moments of my stay in Japan.

    Thanks and Happy New Year my dear… 😉

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  9. Posted by Rob on January 1, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Happy New Year to you to!
    Thanks for the mention, you’ve made my day 😀

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    • Awww! Rob, you’re almost on my top list of online buddy, except our timezone is really whacked. England is 8 hours ahead and that sux. =_=

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      • Posted by Rob on January 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm

        I know 😦
        But you sleep so late, and get up so early, I can still catch you quite often!
        Maybe you should try to get more sleep – lame New Year’s Resolution?

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        • Hah!!! That isn’t lame! That should be my Numero Uno Resolution…. GET MORE SLEEP!!!! And quit being Goddess of Imsomniacs. I retire!!!! lol

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  10. Posted by dyan04 on January 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    jason derulo? wow that must be something else. winkwink

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  11. Posted by farahh on January 4, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Happy new year to you!!!
    Next time you should play your music on that stage ^_^

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  12. Posted by pett on January 4, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Happy New Year to you! Thanks for dropping by. Are you a Filipina? 🙂

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