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Dreamsending STILL ALIVE!!!

Hello from CHINA!

Sorry for not updating sooner, I’ve been very busy. I’ve been here in China for three months now. I already know my way around the city, by foot and bike. I LOVE MY BIKE!

The place that I live in, is a very nice place. My room is still a little messy, but that’s because I don’t have anything to put my clothing in….bummer….but I’m going to be off tomorrow and I am so going to clean it, move my bed away from the window, dust in here and what not.

So look around, my room. Its nice, cleanish and I think EPIC!

Well, on the trip over here, from Portland to Los Angeles, I bawled my eyes out, I cried. I was really sad and bummed out, but got over it. From Los Angeles to Soul, South Korea. I sat next to a nice old woman and a Russian boy, both teachers. Got a lot of insight. After that, went to Shanghai, China. I had to get to another airport, so I took a subway train system. That was fun, like 122mph. A Chinese man helped me find my right exit. Thank you stranger!

Then took a flight to my new home town, which I will not name, cause I’m strange like that. That was where I met my friend, Fish! Fish is a very nice girl, her mother and father are nice people. She has a little brother named Peter, he’s so cool! He just needs to see that he’s cool.

I took it easy for two days, sleeping off the jet lag. The food was so good, Fish’s father cooks really good. I missed my dad thinking about it. Love you dad, love you too mom. And Tara, you little brat. After that, I sat in watching as other teacher worked the class. Just to have a feel what its like to work in the school. A guy name Joe showed me around, he moved out to another school else where.

After that, I had to go to school and learn and be certified to be a teacher. I got a B grade! Well, it was a nice city, but it was a long drive, bus ride for 7 hours, there and back, a place called Jinan. The hotel I was in was very nice. I miss the hotel, it had an American feel to it. The breakfast was very good. Headed back home on bus, an accident happened. I didn’t see it happen, but the bus had to break really quick. The passenger behind me, another American, was sleeping behind me. He hit the back of the set rather hard, but got up and went back to sleep. I asked him if he was ok afterwards and he was like, huh? He slept like a rock the whole time. I liked being back home. Didn’t get much of a break, had to work the next day.

Then Saturday happened. My first day on the job, my first class, sucked so hard….but after that, the classes got easier. My C10 is the best class, all good girls! My least favorite class is PC2 a parent and child class, its my last class on Sunday. If I don’t make the kids happy, there is no way in hell I can make the parents happy. So Saturday, 5 classes, from 8 am to 7:30 PM. Sunday Five classes, 8 am to 5:30 pm. On good days, I either walk or take my bike to school, it’s a 45 minute walk, bike I have no idea, hadn’t timed it yet. On bad days, I take a cab. Its 5 Yuan and + whatever amount used to get to place to place. (I find it real gay that the price went up 1 Yuan because of Spring, but 5 Yuan is like $0.76, so I shouldn’t complain too much.) A bus ride is like 1-4 Yuan, depending on the destination. Like if I wanted to go to Xinpu or Shugo, it would be 4 Yuan because of the distance. (Well 8 Yuan there and back) if I wanted to go to some other place, it would be 1 Yuan. My other classes are new. Monday and Wednesday at a Kindergarten at 8:30 am to 10:00am and another Kindergarten at 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Monday and Thursdays.

Well here is what the money looks like. See those five little coins, that would be 1 Yuan. See those two gold coins, that would be 1 Yuan, see that one coin, it’s a Yuan. See that paper 1, it’s 1 Yuan. So many things to make a Yuan, but its not done yet. See those small ones that are marked “1,2,3” that right there, would make 1 Yuan……….yeah



Well here you have 5 Yuan
Here you have 10 Yuan
Then a 20 Yuan
A 50 Yuan
100 Yuan

Right now I have 700 Yuan on me, which is like $107 something dollars and can and will last me for a whole month or more. I can’t wait for pay day….I dream of it….The only thing I have bought for “just for fun” was a little Chinese book that I am trying to translate. So far I got “Always remember the ones you love, whom are forever by your side, even if they are no longer there.” I think this will be a tearjerker book. A hair dryer. I went a day with wet hair in this place, it sucks….and a necklace for 30 Yuan, $4 US.

The most I spend on, like needed things. Water, anything drinkable, coffee, toilet paper, shampoo, tissue paper, food, lots and lost of water/drinkable items.

So here is my list:

Water: 2 Large 4 liter jugs. Once every week for the home. Cook rice with and drink or add to instant dinners.
Water: Small water bottles: Everyday. Work days, 4 a day. (20 bottles of water)
Soft Drinks: Sprite (2 bottles, Sat and Sun)
Other Drinks: Milk Tea, Gatorade, Milk, Yogurt (which you drink here) Instant coffee, and other items with unknown names but taste good.

Food: Eggs, really cheap. Apples, cheap. Potato’s, dirt cheap. Banana, grapes, tomatoes, onion. Just really good prices.

Meat: Liver, the only meat I have bought so far, will try others soon. Shopping again in two days.

Spoil myself: Skippy Peanut butter, honey, bread. Some strange food thing

Street Venders: 1-10 Yuan, depending on what and where you go. Rule of thumb, go to the one everyone else happens to go to, means the food is fresh and good. I had something that tasted almost like a burrito for only 2 Yuan. It had vegi bread, egg, potato, lettuce and some “don’t ask what it is” secret sauce.

Restaurants/Bars: 5-160 Yuan
For places that have just Chinese food, 5-50 Yuan. I walked into a restaurant close to my home. I call it Garfield Bus Restaurant, why, because it’s a bus with the cat on it. Yeah, I wanted something to eat, to lazy to cook dinner and didn’t feel like street food. (Also, just got off work) SO, I was like, lets do this. Went in, got it, got strange looks and then had somewhat of a fun little party. A few men wanted to buy me a drink called Bi-joe, I was like “no bi-joe, no bi-joe.” They all laughed. So the menu came up, I pointed to two items. Had no idea what is said. I kinda hoped it wasn’t cat or dog…..so I waited. My first dish was cabbage with hot peppers and rice. My second was Eggs and peppers. OMG, it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. I will go back there again.

Another place I went it, is called the Taiwan Bar. Its where everyone meets up at, but it’s the next town over. Most people just drink, eat and sing KTV (Sing along music video’s) Its just the place for all “Not from China People” meet up at. There foods good, but I liked the Milk Tea there more then the food.

And last, the big 160 Yuan. It was for deep dish Pizza, I don’t care spending on that much for something really good. I was just so sad when they didn’t have ranch here….boo.

So for sight seeing. I took my bike. I have a helmet, I dare not ride a bike without one. So, I wanted to just look around, on a nice sunny day. (It was freezing.) I didn’t bring anything like my purse, just enough Yuan do buy a drink of water or two and went my way. I took road 40. it’s a new place, meant for Tourist in mind. Its still being built and should be finished sometime this year. The bike ride, was very long. I had no idea where it was going to take me, or how long it would take me to get there. But I kept on going. Then I hit the ocean. Oh, it was so nice. I can’t wait for it to open. It looks really clean too! So many items I wanted to buy, but I would will wait for that later. I took a few pictures and left, headed back for home.

Well, I already worked by second Sat and Sun, done working Monday. Break day tomorrow. Night everyone!

Continued from another post….

Went a a trip to see YELLOW FLOWERS. It was nice, fun and oh so cool. Just took pictures.

RANT TIME
I am doing well. Missing home and all. Here are some more pictures! Now there are some people I like here and some people I don’t like here. 90% of the Chinese people here are ok, the other 10% are punks. (Those who call me white devil in your Chinese Language, (la-ow-way), those who ride on sidewalks with their motorcycles, (piss off) and those who pretend to be the almighty “God” of whatever is going on in their crazy little minds.

For the “white” people…I only Trust two Americans (Texan and California) , one Welsh and one Britain. All happen to be male. The female whites, blah, no thank you. They can go jump off a cliff, do nothing but bitch, spread rumors and drive me up the effing wall. For real, I am ready to tell them to shut the hell up, because they do more harm then good. The put down my good friends, both white and Chinese, by not inviting them to any get-togethers. Put down my Boss, who I will admit is a little clueless at times, but shouldn’t be bad mouthed like that every time I am around. I like my boss, even if at times she may drive me a little crazy. Still, she pays these people to do a job, they show up to work drunk off their asses, not only that….eh, I need to stop ranting about these people, I try not to hang with them. Still, I left Oregon to get away from people who like to talk BS, oh well. (I thought these people were educated as well, but alas, one guy doesn’t even have a high school diploma. How the hell is he teaching English?)

Well, I just chilled, visited some nice parks, went and climbed mountains. I so want to go to monkey mountain so I can get some postcards. Its so HARD to find POSTCARDS!

Had some good food this week, since it’s a holiday or something like that. Well got to go, please look around at the new pictures.
FOr the new pictures, please go to this link. Thank you.
http://my.opera.com/alexparr/albums/

Hello from China

Dreamsending here, OH I MISS YOU RENXKYOKO, since I have word press I can talk now, but I can’t stay long, I will update more when I can. Just letting people know, I LIVE!!

Bye Bye for now

Yo, Update on Books and A movie review

Dreamsending here!!

Ah, its 2 am….I’m on my 7th chapter of my new book, 62 pages, 50 characters so far….so far, fun….but I do love it, love it alot. Writing is my thing, I just wish people would get my style. Yeah, it’s mind breaking, but it’s fun. Ask RenxKyoko about my writing. She is one of the rare ones to have one of my books….ahahahahaha. Also, I forgot to ask…did Number 88 make you cry? I have a following in two towns so far. One book I let my dad have that went missing, that somehow got from Point A to Point B….I find that Uber epic cool. Like OMG, people liked it….also I’m getting e-mails if and when book 2 will be out….uh, when I finish it..lol….but I do let people read what chapters I have out. Nothing really goods happens ’til chapter 5, when normal hits a wall….ahahaha, I am so EVIL to my characters…http://alex-parr.deviantart.com/
That has the 3 chapters of my book…. I will only upload unless I get 300 views, lol.

Spoilers for those who are Batman Fans.
Now for a movie review. Yes, I love BATMAN. I was a kid when I read “Death in the Family”…..OMG….They killed Jason Todd, Robin Number 2. I’ve never bawled like that for a DC comic. It was so sad to see someone who was like a son to Bruce, die like that by the hands of the Joker. I mean, just wow…not only that, but Jason got sold out by his own mother. Poor kid get beat with a crowbar to near death, then gets blown up, like WTF. I have never seen that before, because Batman always shows up to save people. Well the movie. Batman Under the Red Hood, is based on “Death in the Family” And “Under the Red Hood” Comics. I tell you what, seeing it animated, ( Jason’s death ), was just as jaw dropping as it was painful. I am so going to buy the Comic of this one, once I have the money to do so. I will not say anything else beyond that, because I don’t want to destroy the movie for anyone. All I can say is,  there was so much emotion  it held heart break.

SO right now, I’m just waiting for China. I will talk more about it when it comes around. Well later dayz.

An Update on Dreamsending!

Well, I found out when I am leaving, officially the 23 of February. Whoo hoo. China here I come!

Also, some other news. First time driving on the major high way. It was fun, I like going 70 mph. I like driving and I will miss it dearly while I am away. (Unless I get lucky and get a Chinese one)

So Really good news, and I hope it happens. My family might get to adopt a little girl. I say might because of all that paper work and people have to check out our family, making sure we are “Safe”. Please, we are a safe family. Also, there are others who want her.

This girl’s story is very sad. She is a 4 year old girl, (people think) she has three older sibling and two younger. Their parents, left them in the forest. For two days, they wandered. To keep warm at night, they slept together. Someone just happened to find them before it was to late. Nothing to eat or dink for two days…..neither of them know their last name, or when their where born. Its sad the children have to be broken up for adoption, but they will all be in a 50 mile radius.

Six kids, left by their parents. I think these monsters, should be found, thrown in jail and fixed so they can’t do this again. I know parents abandoning children happens a lot, for many reasons, but out in the middle of no where. Like What the hell. That right there should be attempted murder if those people are ever found. I mean, we have places here where if you can’t take care of your child, you could drop them off at a hospital or police station. Still, it could have been worse, the parents could have killed them in person, which seems to be happening a lot lately. Many over the littlest reasons to those who are just plain crazy. Still, this makes me sick.

I won’t be able to “grow up” with her, since I am moving out, but I will talk to her when she gets here, over skype and all. My little sister will take care of her, I think she would like to be a big sister. Mom and dad would love to take her in. She would be the youngest kid the family would have taken in. My family is very open, all we ask is no stealing, lying and come home when your needed to be. We took in a half black kid, where as no one else would take her in. (I hate this town, so racist. I mean, we have Neo Nazi‘s right across the street from a Mexican Restaurant.) We gave her a Christmas, a place to stay and she stayed till she graduated high school and got her own apartment and job. The reason why she was kicked out of her house her mom owned was because her mom got a new boyfriend who said “Blackie has to go, or I go.”……some people just need to die…..

But I tell you what, that girl had the most racist jokes to tell, it would crack us all up. Like
“Mmm-boy, you know how “us” black people love’m ribs and chicken with watermelon.”
For real, the family was silent, before we cracked up laughing. I love her humor. Or
“Do you know why “we” run so fast?” “No, why?” “So we don’t get tagged it by the lions.” There are other jokes, I will not repeat on here.

Well, I will leave this here for now. I will update if we get the girl or not. Take care everyone.

Song of Saya OST

Song of Saya

The Japanese Visual Novel Art


Song of Saya American Comic

Saya of the American Comic

OST Review: Original Sound Track: Song of Saya

Song of Saya (Saya no Uta) is a Graphic Visual Novel. Warning, it is slight-Ero, (A very little sex scene, but what TV show/Game/Movie/whatever now-a-days don‘t have?)
And Song of Saya, American Comic Ver. Different story and characters, but still somewhat same story line. I like both, but rather have the Visual Novel Japanese ver.

It’s a story about a man, Fuminori Sakisaka, who’s been in a car accident, one which took the lives of his mother and father. He had been in a comma for weeks, having a new experimental brain saving surgery to save his life. When he awakes, he awaked to a nightmarish world. Everywhere around him, looks like rotting meat, smells and unsightly. Even the friends he once knew by heart, now looked like monsters, spoke like monsters. Fuminori is living in a Hellish world, with no light in sight. That was, until he met Saya. A girl untouched by the world that he sees. For Fuminori, Saya is the girl of his dreams, but for everyone else, its their nightmare.

*Warning, eating of human flesh, horror, murder and mystery.

This game, is in Japanese, but there is an English Patch. Since Visual Novels are getting known in the US more, I thought I’d share one that is most wanted on the list. Song of Saya is really a great story, I for one, will buy this game when it comes out. Now for the Main Attraction, the sound track.

15 Tracks that hold horror in its music, a haunting voice and song.
Kanako Ito as the main vocals, Zizz Studio for the music. Before I even knew the story, I fell in love with the sound track. It was just so mysterious, so rare, that I wanted to find where it came from. So I will post three songs, each showing the range of music in the soundtrack. The art work is also very lovely.

Song of Saya 1 and 2:

Glass Shoes:

Schizophrenia

The Pic RenxKyoko wanted….and

http://alex-parr.deviantart.com/

I’m writing a new story, chapters 1-3 are up. Please read and thank you.

Here ya go!

Was turned down…

Well, I thought I’d try a brave moment, telling a guy that I “had” a crush on him, only to be laughed at….Like, WTF.

Dreamsending here…

I’m over the anger now, I thought I would just be sad, but no, just majorly P’d OFF. I mean, all I said was I had a crush on him, not that I liked or loved him or anything like that….I mean, I still want to be friends with this person, but him laughing like it…over a crush…..But whatever, I moved on and no longer thing he’s as cute as he once was. Oh well. Talk to him later I guess.  Oh well his loss, won’t let it get me down.

Well Feb. 14th, I am leaving for CHINA. RenxKyoko will be posting for me, because wordpress isn’t open in China. Thank you girl!

So tell me, do I not look cute?

Dreamsending....