randomsnarfle: (SHOUJO SPARKLES)
Hey guys! I am talking to you from DreamWidth. Isn't that awesome?

I am so in love with this website, I don't even. I'm not abandoning my personal LJ, so if you don't have one, I'll still see you all and stuff! All my entries will be cross-posted and I'll comment to replies in either place. I'll still check LJ for locked entries periodically too, soooo... yeah!

It's not like I used my personal journal very much to begin with, so. :'D Not really a big change, except anyone who is moving entirely to DW can follow me there! My journal is [personal profile] randomsnarfle, which now matches most of my other internet account (tumblr, plurk, twitter, etc) and that makes me happy. DELICIOUS CONSISTENCY...!

But seriously, this website just gives me the warm fuzzies. I've had a pretty shitty Christmas so far this year, so even little things like "Where has the website been all my life?" are really cheering me up. ;u;

ON AN UNRELATED NOTE because my mood has gotten better and I want to talk of happy things, I have decided my new goal in life is to collect every Tales of Series manga ever. I found the entire Tales of Destiny 2 series for 250 yen at Book-off, and two of the Vesperia manga. I'm not a huge gamer, so I don't see myself every really playing some of these, but I would like to be able to say I know the plot a little. |D PLUS good Japanese practice! In addition to those, I also have the first Graces F manga, the first three Symphonia manga, and the last 4 Abyss manga (which I bought all-brand new since they were re-released for the TOA 3DS remake).

I should go to Book-off more often... it's a much cheaper way to cheer myself up with retail therapy. :'D The more expensive way being stumbling upon your favorite Lolita brand at the exact moment they happen to be releasing their lucky pack... a-aha... I can't help myself okay. |D;; BUT I heard Meta's packs usually include full-shirred skirts, in addition to a blouse/cutsew/caridigan and an accessory. ~$150 for ~$350 worth of brand clothes? Yesssssssss. *A* 

...at least I'll get my financial aid money soon? :'D lol it's actually not as big an issue as I'm making it out to be. Most of my purchases has been big, but far and few between. I've only actually gone clothes shopping (and bought something) once while I've been here, which... is pretty damn good for me. This on top of the scholarship that Osaka University gave me for being in the JShIP program (80000 yen a month until the program ends, which basically covers all my housing costs) means I really don't have too many money problems anymore. |D Which is nice, given how much hell UW and BoA put me through in the beginning. ಠ__ಠ

Anywaaay, I think that's all I got for now. I should write entries more often, lol... |D 
randomsnarfle: (♥ m o s t ・c h e r i s h e d ♥)
UNRELATED TO EVERYTHING BUT isn't this icon prettyyyyy~?

I think I'm doing good in school right now. I think. One of my classes, I won't really know until after the midterm. I'm doing pretty damn well in astronomy, even though I either skip or fall asleep in lectures every time. Japanese is going good too, but I should practice speaking more. I still stumble over my words way too much. I know I already do that enough when trying to speak English and that's my native language. :|;; In my Modern Japan class, I just have to keep up with the readings and I'll be fine. I also take some seriously bad ass notes in that class, ngl.

I finally have work this weekend! I haven't had worked in over a month. It's ridiculous. I'm going to go back and they'll be like "WHO ARE YOU AGAIN...?" At least I wasn't laid off after the holidays... and this means I get paid in two weeks! Although as nice as it is having this job, I already know I'll be looking for an alternative come the summer. I may have my bus pass while attending school, but in the summer I have to pay to ride every time, and they keep raising the cost... it'll be $5 to get to work and back everyday. Hopefully I can find something in Covington so I can just walk...

I still have to do taxes and file the FAFSA... and I still haven't heard back from the IPE office about studying abroad. Is it bad that a small part of me hopes I don't get it just so I don't have to go through the horrors of getting a student visa and applying for extra aid and scrambling to find money for food while I'm over there...? Why so expensive, Japaaaan... D:

But my daily life is boring. Let's move on to why I really posted this! So I heard there was this meme where you chose like 15 characters from different fandoms who were your favorite or something...


THIS IS TOTES A CUT WITH PICTURES UNDER IT )
randomsnarfle: (That sounds super special awesome!)
HEY GUYS remember that emo journal yesterday?

FORGET IT. I AM NOW A HAPPY becaaause I turned in all the stuff I needed for studying abroad next year~!

[INSERT HAPPY DANCE OF SOME SORT HERE]

Which also means about 50% of my stress is GONE. I still have to wait until January to hear about being accepted. Honestly, accepted or not, I'm happy to know I made the effort. I figure I'll be living in Japan at some point anyway, whether I get a permanent job as a translator there or just work a few years as an ALT and/or with the JET program. But if I am accepted, that would be awesome because FUCK YEAH FOREIGN COUNTRY.

Plus, the program costs aren't much more than the costs of attending UW right now. Since it's a direct exchange, tuition at the home university covers tuition there. And since I'm covered by financial aid, not much to worry about! (Unless my aid changes next year sob.) My main issue will probably be getting approved for a student visa and all that lovely stuff, BUT those are hurdles I'll meet as I get to them! And then a new journal tag was born. Right now, it's apply-for-a-billion-scholarships time!

Oh wait, I lied, right now it's MEME TIME. Also I wish I could list more than 5 people because I such a dork when it comes to gushing over how much I love everybodyyyy. IF YOU ARE ON MY F-LIST YOU ARE ON THIS LIST IN SPIRIT. Even if we just met! Because everyone is awesome. <3

10 Days Meme: Day 6 )

AND THEN because I love memes and this is like MEME WEEK:

Name a fandom and I'll fill this out for it! Uhm... I put some fandoms in my profile interests, if you don't know any of mine. :|b

▌ favorite character
▌ least favorite character
▌ prettiest character
▌ character I wanna marry
▌ favorite pairing
▌ favorite episode/scene
▌ unpopular opinion
randomsnarfle: (Jade is pretty fly for a white guy)
Taken from my Japanese History Class, from around 1000 CE:

"Kanemichi had a harsh nature. It was cruel of him to strip Kaneie of his office and rank with no justification at all- Kaneie, who was such a wonderful man that all his descendants are still enjoying boundless success today. The gods must have been furious! When Kaneie presented a long poem of distress to the reigning sovereign, Emperor En'yuu, the reply was "Rice boats," so his unhappiness was short-lived."

Rice boats.

RICE BOATS.

RICE BOAT.

RICE BOAT?

NICE BOAT!



That is all.
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