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Monday, November 19, 2007

35th Annual American Music Awards

Erina and I went to watch the AMA, the three-hour show, at Nokia Theater.

Beyonce, Sean Paul, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Chris Brown, Maroon 5, Celine Dion and Duran Duran and more performanced and Jimmy Kimmel was hosting the show for the second time.

What was funny that one of the member of the idol group, Jonas Brothers, slipped in the beginning of the show which reminds me of the old fashion Japanese comedy show.LOL ...all the kids loves them tho.
I am not a fan of anybody but I had fun anyways. Duran Duran was cool and I am glad that I saw all of them live. oh, one more thing that I laughed at was two Filipino guys. I guess they were interested in our nationality so they tried to hook up with us or whatever. They were totally drunk. I don't remember what we talked about, but they were funny.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Las Veteran's Day

Nov 11th is the Veteran's day but also our anniversary. My boyfriend gave me his hand-made cake and a card said "I want to HOT SEX NOW"...I was like ..OK?..... but don't worry! all he wanted was not just sex. LOL. Hotsex has the other meaning.

To celebrate our 1st anniversary, we went to Las Vegas. Using Hotwire.com, the hotel Excalibur came up for cheap. but it didn't matter where to stay actually because we were gambling and WINNING.

"I usually win", he said, "What I need is knowing my own patterns where I am winning and losing". mmmm.. I don't gamble so I don't know. I am just scared of losing money even $5-. but wathcing what BF did and listening what people chated was fun for me.

Sho, thank you for preparing all the stuff even thoght you were busy for school. luv ya!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

iPhone arrived!

Believe or not, my old cellphone got broken just before the day I got iPhone, so I had no choice to start using iPhone. I was really really worried if I will like it or not. 299 daller for just making phone call is not cheap...but I think I made the good decision so far.

When I tried iPhone as my first time at the Apple store, I didn't really like the key-touch, but I got used it already. I like all the google features. (I am glad that Apple didn't built the own application for maps, search engine, and so on.) Google is simple and handy.

I am looking for a free wireless access around my company, so that I don't have to pay $20/month for the data plan. yes, being cheap..LOL

Here is links what I did so far :

iPhone Dev Wiki :

Removing the iPhone's SIM card :

iFuntastic :

For Japanese :

Cool Software:

and I am working on connecting to wifi using a Nintendo USB adapter *edit*it worked!

iPhone/iPod touch emulator::psx4iphone :

iPhone Jailbrake 1.1.3

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Making T-shirts

I have always wanted to make a own design T-shirts with silkscreen, and finally I did.

Osamu, who is the member of Shoku-Tshu(Gurumet) Club, taught us how to do everything. He has all the expensive stuff for the silverscreen (I can't believe that he does all just for fun!). I have wanted to have all, but I gave up! just too much money and work!

I didn't have enough time to create own design so I did somebody's design, but came up very cute and neat template. I realized that thin lines are very difficult to carve. Anyhow, it took 12 hours(!) to make one, but was fun fun fun!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy National Cosplay Day. lol

I went to the library bar to get drinks and West Hollywood w/ my corworkers. It was a fun night being a school girl and watching ppl.
It was funny that all American were asking me if I was a JAPANESE school girl or not. and some ppl in school girls costume were saying Konnnichiwa or Arigato and doing what Japanese ppl do...like peace sigh. I was wondering if school girls are only for Japanese.

iPhone was good one, and all the sexy girls and gay ppl made me smile.

Monday, October 29, 2007

First Look: Mac OS X Leopard

Yes, I got Leopard on my PowerBookG4 and MacBook Pro.

My first impression was just OK. Switching users is little taking time but I think the overall performance speed is not that slow. I thought there were not that big changes, but the new features of Mail, iChat and Front Row (It's new, right? Does it come with previous version of OS? lol) are excellent.

These are what I noticed and care about :

  • Firefox and some softwares have little bugs.

  • My favorite utilities, Default Folder and SideTrack, are not working yet.

  • The classic environment is no longer supported.

Oh OK... One more thing: It's because of Leopard or not, this blog doesn't let me paste types using safari. well, as long as Photoshop and wifi are working fine, I can start using for work and play with Leopard. It's fun anyway.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Photo Exhibition

I went to Ms. Courtney Dauwalder's photo exhibition with her classmate who is my coworker, S. While we were driving, he kept saying that he was always jealous of her because she is so talented. haha

As matter of fact, her photos were great. those were haunting and made me eager to take photos again. I like how she showed that there's a story in each without showing too much.

Afterwords, we joined M, H, K and Mr. Taztu Nishi to eat dinner.

S told me that Taztu is a crazy artist from Germany.

<-- That's his work. Does it looks like just a regular room? But it's not! If you look at it carefully, There is a Picasso inside of the room because the room located in an ART MUSEUM!

We didn't talk that much about art-stuff during the dinner. mostly we have been talking about dirty one. haha, but it was fun anyway.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


The fires are getting bigger and bigger. only 4 are contained.

I bet that natural disaster is the most scariest thing. If you are near the fires, please be careful.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

konnichiWA or konnichiHA

Do you know how to white "konnichiwa(good morning)"? In Japanese,
I thought we wrote "こんにちわ" as how we pronounce. If you google "こんにちわ(konnnichiwa)", 8,720,000 pages show up which means everybody is using "こんにちわ(konnnichiwa)" like I do.

One of my coworkers told me that is wrong. Actually, "こんにちは(konnnichiha)" is correct. As you may know, when "わ(wa)" is a focus particle, we white "は(ha)" even if we prononce "wa". What she said was that the greenting "konnnichiwa" is used to be "今日は、よいお天気ですね("konnnichiwa yoi otenki desune" : today is good weather), then it became shorter, so we need to write "こんにちは" because the "wa" is a focus particle.

Umm... It's like saying "hallo" as hello. I am a little embarrassed not to know until now... OK. I will stop writing "こんにちわ" then. ;-P

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

mixi for Japanese Learners

Do you know mixi? It's Japanese SNS(Social Networking Site). My friends, who are TA for Japanese classes, are recommending Mixi to have Japanese friends. Making friends with native speakers is good way to learn the language. I should join myspace to learn English too. XD

Here are links that might be helpful :

How to use Mixi : http://gaijinwomen.com/
Mixi's community "FOR JAPANESE LEARNERS" : http://mixi.jp/view_community.pl?id=22179 (if you have an account already)
Mixi : http://mixi.jp/

You need an invitation to join, so anyone wants an invite can feel free to ask me for one. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

being stupid

Here's the transcript:

I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some... people out there in out nation don't have maps, and, uh, i believe that our education like such as South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and ... I believe that they should, our education over here in the US should help the US, er, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up a future for our children.
my bf's friends told us to check that movie out. oh...my. i feel sorry that everybody is making a joke about either south carolina people or blonde girls. i thought she must be too nervous or something, but at the same time i thought she could have said something better than that. anyway, it just hurt to watch... she is cute tho!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

ellegarden rocks!

my bf's friend recommended me to check out the album "ELEVEN FIRE CRACKERS / ELLEGARDEN". since i love alternative rocks, i love them from the first time i listen to. all songs rock!XD i dont really know their background, yet in some reason they can sing english songs with no japanese accent. anyway, i highly recommend to check them out if you like alternative rocks!

Ellegarden - Ash Lyrics

Sunday, July 22, 2007


maini went camping to Kern River on last weekends with S,T, M and sho-chan.

i bought a tent, a sleeping bag and even a ramp for that. yes, i was so ready to camp!

riverwe were planning to go to big bear camping place, but all reservations were taken, then sho-chan found "kern river camping" instead. the camp site was so much nicer than i expected! the river's water was so clear, made us to swim.

ayayou can not only fishing also a lots of thing. it locates near sequoia: kern river. 3hours driving from LA. but we took more than that because how the google map said was wrong...


hotdogwe all are japanese so that, of course, took japanese style of food and ate curry. (i donno why japanese people often eat curry rice when they go camping. maybe super easy to make, that's why.)

what bout fishing..? we got NO fish! suppose to get trouts tho...i guess because we had fun with swimming more than fishing. hahaha
the camp ranger said ''more fish upper course of a river." we should have gone up the river. but it's ok! even if no fish are caught, fishing is fun!

ahhh i wanna go again then spend more time!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

somebody broke my car window!

i dont really like comparing between japan and america because i dont wanna be a stereotype.

BUT i need to say that japan is a lot safer!

btw, in this few weeks, all bad things happened to me.
first, i met a scam in vivinavi.com when i tried to buy a panasonic camcorder. he was telling me "looks like brand new" but it was not. after researching i found out that the camcorder came in 2000. plus, it keeps tell me an error and doesnt take any dv cassette. i am still trying to return this item, but whoever names "sato" @nandemo-ya in torrance kept saying "i am very busy" and never reply my e-mail! i told my friend who is a lowyer, he said to take to a small claims court, but the case is not that big...shoot. what should i do now?

next thing happened : somebody broke my car window again!! aaah this is the third time already. seems like those kids like my old red car...

i am so pissed right now:-(

Monday, July 09, 2007

t-shirt store

japanese flagi am trying to make an original t-shirt for my friend as a birthday present. i found cool t-shirts store on the web! you can make not only own design t-shirts but also "t-shirt store".

my own t-shirt store is : http://welcom.shirtcity.com/

what it says:

Sunday, July 01, 2007

added google custom search engine

just added the google search engine on my blog, the right hand side. what it does is that giving you search results from your favorite sites. since it's bate version, gave me a little time to figure out how to set up.

all my other sites are in japanese so that i needed to put character codes when input. otherwise, give you the results with unreadable characters.

resizing the width of result's window was little tricky. instead, i used "css".

and even posting, as a result's window, was taught too. with javascript, need to be careful if the character spacing is right. better to get rib of all
tags, but that story was under this "blogger" system. you may get other problems with other blog services.(as matter of fact i did)

now, i dont really like the result's window color is white! well, i am tired now.. let it go for a while...zzz

ok, afterwards, i noticed that there is a search box on the top of this blog lol. so, i put the search plug-in instead. this search results are much better.

Search Results