talisa_ahn: (Kitayama - Megane~!)
I hope you're all having a great holiday season.

I went on an unintentional hiatus this past month, things at work keeping me really busy, but I'm doing well. Currently recharging in Hawaii. This is my only time home this year and I think I'm appreciating it a lot more because of that. There's just something about being home. (´∀`)♡

Mele Kalikimaka~♡^▽^♡

Life

Sep. 5th, 2012 12:08 am
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Alas, my summer officially comes to an end.  Technically opening ceremony was yesterday, but tomorrow's my first day back in the classroom.  A return to a routine schedule might be a welcome change with the start of school again.  I'm better at time management when I have less time on my hands.  I'm big on to-do lists and goals, so I replanted my tree over at mindbloom.com this afternoon.  I got lazy over the summer and my tree was all dried up. 

Ah well.  It was a good summer filled with work and concerts.  Ayaka, Matchy/Takki fireworks, Shounentachi twice, Summary twice, Takki twice, Nika/Yokoo butai... NEWS.  I enjoyed all of them, but seeing Ayaka and NEWS in particular left large impressions.  I'm so glad that I went.  *breathes*  Yes.  Lots of feelings there that I hadn't realized were in me.

Everyone here is on different schedules but I hope you all did something you enjoyed this summer. :) 
talisa_ahn: (Default)
NEED TO DO:
 - At least two loads of laundry (Did 3.  Yay.)
 - Scrub the toilet
 - Scrub the shower
 - Put magazines away
 - Put away clothes

SHOULD DO:
 - Toss old clothes
 - Listening text for 2年生
 - Put photos into albums

WANT to do...
 - Write belated birthday fic
 - Scan things

Other than that, found out that the new JET coming into my building is a girl from America.  We'll see how that goes.
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Old Plan: Go to all 10 shows.
New Plan: Go to about 10 shows.

What you don't see there is that the new plan costs a lot more because it now includes hotel, buying resale tix, and changing buses.  SIGH... First things first.  Need to find tickets for the newly added Fukuoka and Hokkaido shows... then figure out Hiroshima... and THEN (if I have money left) see if I can go to more than one Nagoya show.  Jimusho... I hope you enjoy eating my money.

I'm not sure how many Osaka shows we hit for yet, but I've decided to not buy any resale tix for the shows we don't hit for because.... MY COLLEGE ROOMMATE IS COMING TO VISIT!!!  Technically, I see her whenever I go back to Hawaii, but this is her first time coming to visit me in Japan!  She got some ridiculous deal so her round trip tickets are only $555 to come to Osaka during Golden Week.  SO EXCITED~~~~~!!!!
talisa_ahn: (ABC-Z - BRING IT!)
New Year's Resolutions: 2012

☆  Manage your money better.  I know you want to go to as many Kisumai concerts as humanly possible this year, but at least put SOME money into savings!  Cook more at home.  Don't buy drinks from the vending machine.  Be pickier when you go shopping.  And it wouldn't kill you to ride your bike to school sometimes!
☆  Go to the gym.  I'm not hoping for a miracle here, but you could haul your lazy ass to the gym at least twice a week!
☆  Write more fic.  You wrote MAYBE two last year and a handful of drabbles.  *tsk tsk*  And along the same lines, fulfill all your Trick or Drabble and Drabble Wishlist requests!  Late is better than never!
☆  Note things down for every show/concert you go to this year.  Make it a habit.  It's getting harder and harder to keep things from becoming one big ball of mush.
talisa_ahn: (Tasuki Overboard)
Hope you guys are all enjoying your holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  I'm having an awesome time being home, getting fat cause holy cow there's a reason why we can't eat this kind of food year-round. 

Happy holidays!
talisa_ahn: (Reiya - ...)
Things have been so crazy with work that I've been so slow with everything else.  My kids are doing individual speaking tests with me after school.  I can only fit about 14 students in every day and that already takes me to about 6pm, so it's taking a while... and I get home late, but it can't really be helped.  And on top of working late everyday, last weekend was kindergarten's Sport's Day on Saturday and then elementary school's on Sunday, so I didn't have any days off.  Thankfully, there's just another week and a half of speaking tests and then things should go back to normal.

On a side note, I miss Reiya.  And Abe-chan.  *sigh*
talisa_ahn: (Bunichi - To the Heaven)
The roach took options a and d.  It was already dead (or on it's way there, leg twitching) when I opened the shower door.  Bun-chan approves.
talisa_ahn: (Tamahome roasting Tama)
This was seriously the most WTF day in a long time.

 - Woke up to hear about this whole A.B.C-Z --> ABC-xyZ thing.  Ugh.  After giving me a headache, I've decided to let that one go and hope for the best.  Just praying that they won't break up 7WEST or MSM to do it. 

 - Went to shower and found a B-52 cockaroach on the ceiling of my shower.  After the ABC-xyZ thing, I took the easy way out by closing the shower door in hopes that it'll either a) die on its own   b) crawl out the window or down the drain  c) magically disappear  or d) die on its own.  I would really like to shower after I finish this post, but I am not above squashing the hell out of you at this point.  It may be in your best interest to run... NOW.

 - Taught 5 classes today... 3 of which were my first years, who I haven't properly complained to you guys about yet, but they're exhausting... and not really in a good way.  I AM lucky that they like me though.  They don't like Ms. Hasshi and make things unnecessarily difficult for her... it's just that this makes things dificult for me by extension.  *sigh*

 - Then, during the ONE free period I had today, bank called MY SCHOOL to ask me what PayPal was and where the money I'm currently trying to transfer into my bank account came from.  I'm still trying to decide if I'm relieved or embarrassed that the teachers eavesdropping on my phone call laughed when I said it's from selling and shipping concert goods.

 - And now there's that Kisumai live at Imperial Theatre.  The only thing saving me is the fact that I wouldn't be able to go even if I wanted to... but seriously, I'm with Nika on this one...  イミガワカラナーイ(*`A´*)/


The only thing that saved today was that the new magazines came out.  I enjoyed pic spamming my t-list with photos.

*sigh*  Okay roach.  I'm coming after you! 
talisa_ahn: (Kitayama - um... sempai?)
Look what I got in the mail tonight!  Not that I haven't read it a thousand times on my computer at work, but [livejournal.com profile] mousapelli sent me hard copies.  And they're signed!  :D  Post man tried to deliver them this morning, but due to a combination of not being fully dressed and chatting online, I did not make it to the door in time.  I also admit that I didn't put much hussle into the effort because I often get people trying to get me to read their version of the bible knocking on my door in the mornings.  Anyway!  Called to arrange for them to re-deliver and yay!  MINE.

These are coming to school with me so that I don't have to pull out my laptop to read these things anymore. 


Seriously though?  Nearly choked when I saw the shipping cost.  D:   Should also mention that I had an 'Aw....' moment over the Ya-Ya-Yah stationary.  ♡
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Today was ridiculous.  One of my 3nensei boys punched another one (he got sent home and the other boy went to the hospital).  Not entirely sure what happened, but during lunch, three of my 1nensei boys got pulled out to 'talk'.  Their lunches were still sitting in the office when I left.  Oh.  And one of my 2nensei girls collapsed from heat exhaustion.  :/ 

Okay, RL craziness aside, the tour starts tomorrow!!!  I woke up this morning, super excited by this fact... and then realized that it was still 5:30am, but was too excited to go back to sleep. *fail*  haha...  I had a dream last week that I woke up 20 minutes before my flight and then on TOP of that, I wasn't in even in Osaka, but my pre-middle school house back in Hawaii (we rebuilt when I was in 8th grade).  Anyway, woke up FREAKING OUT.  I'm confident I'll be too excited to oversleep, but holy cow that dream sucked!

I'll arrive in Hokkaido at about 10am and while I'm going because of Kisumai, I'm super excited to be going to Hokkaido for the first time.  Gonna get fat off seafood, ramen and soft serve~♡ 


The To-Do List )
talisa_ahn: (Kisumai - Walking)
Since today is Tanabata, I thought it'd be neat for you guys to write 願い事 (wishes)... But for fun, I thought also writing wishes from a fangirl point of view would be interesting.  :)  Here's what I wrote this year...[Poll #1759629]
talisa_ahn: (Matori - Kanji)
Comment to this post, and I will list five things I associate with you. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back at me). Other people (including me~) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.


This list is from: [livejournal.com profile] kira_shadow 


Pho, Tokyo, Matori, futons, and fanfiction )
talisa_ahn: (Default)
Comment to this post, and I will list five things I associate with you. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back at me). Other people (including me~) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.


This list is from:  [livejournal.com profile] snowqueenofhoth 


bags, Osaka, Miyajima, shorts & boots combo, eyeliner )
talisa_ahn: (Tasuki Overboard)
I recorded the listening test for Ms. Hasshi yesterday and joked with the librarian that there's no way she'd accidentally erase the whole test again... and when I came in this morning, there was a big bag of cookies, cake and pudding sitting on my desk.  I was confused, but then Ms. Hasshi comes up to me apologizing and asking me if I would re-record the test again because she erased it.  All of a sudden, the big bag of sweets made a lot more sense.

The sad part was that I wasn't even mad or upset.  (⌒-⌒; )  I'm just kind of laughing about it at this point.  Recorded it again after lunch (by myself, cause I don't actually know where she went.  haha...) and then left it with one of the other English teachers before leaving.  Ms. Hasshi, why so fail~?

Does anyone else think it's funny that she gets her own tag?
talisa_ahn: (Default)
Sigh.  Chiaki dislocated her elbow and hit her knee.  4 weeks of medical treatment in the middle of a tour.  Gah...  That must suck so much!  I posted a translation of the email AAA Party members were sent on the matter, but if someone doesn't post the tweets by the other members, I suppose I'll do that too. 

HOW NORMAL PEOPLE STUDY JAPANESE:  Classes, textbooks, worksheets.
HOW I STUDY JAPANESE:  Translating articles, writing letters to idols, watching TV


TO-DO LIST
ETA:  YAY~!  Did all of it!
 -  Gym
 -  Color my hair.  Doing it at home, so I'm kinda scared about the color.  Done and it looks okay.  Won't be needing to wash my hair a million times to tame the color or anything.  :D
 -  Translate things
 -  Pack things.
 -  Pay for Hokkaido tickets  Ouch.
 -  Reserve bus for baseball game weekend
talisa_ahn: (Hanamizuki - No words)
I have to leave in a few minutes, but I'm off to Tokyo to see CREA, Part 2.  I'm not entirely sure what to expect since I don't read reports for shows that I haven't seen yet, but I'm sure it'll be interesting.  It's a welcome distraction from RL. 

The father of three of my students was hit by a train yesterday and I'm not at all sure how to handle the news much less how to help my students through it.  They're saying that it was all an accident, but today was the PTA thing where all the parents come to observe classes and there are a lot of rumors about how it wasn't an accident.

Anyway.  If you could keep my boys in your thoughts (two are in junior high school and the youngest is still in elementary school), that'd be nice.
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To Do List
 -  Post new translating rules over at [livejournal.com profile] kansai_juniors   I'll let [livejournal.com profile] snowqueenofhoth do that.
 -  Write fic
 -  Make new uchiwa


I love Golden Week.  Can take it easy without worrying about work.  APPROVE!
talisa_ahn: (Default)
It's arguable whether or not I can call my weekend 'productive'... I watched all of "glee" (that's about 40 episodes, 45 minutes each), did two loads of laundry, ate at home which means I cooked, and also started to clean.  Ces is coming to stay with me for the first half of Golden Week, so I gotta make the attempt to clean.

Anyway.  You know what happens when you're cleaning, putting the recent magazines away and one of them has decided that they want to make their magazine bigger?  It doesn't fit on the shelf.  >.>  POTATO!  grr...

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After gym yesterday, I ended up going out to eat sushi to undo everything I did at the gym and then went up to Namba for a friend's birthday dinner.  She's a dancer and is in Osaka for a little while for a show and her boyfriend suggested everyone should go see it since it might be a while before she performs here again.  Will probably end up going cause I often bail on them, but I'm extremely hesitant in going.  Never gone so I can't say for certain, but from the photos I've seen on her blog...  They say dancer... I'm thinking showgirl?  Not so sure I wanna see that kind of show... but again, will most likely end up going.

I've also come to the conclusion that I am WAY too lazy to go out and meet guys on my own.  Too much work.  I finally gave my friends the okay to introduce me to their single friends.  Lazy, that's what I am.

Classes start tomorrow, but I don't have Ms. Hasshi until Wednesday, so phew.  I spent majority of my day in the library, drawing.  Rininshiki was this morning and I was hit all over again with how SAD seeing my principal and some of the other teachers go makes me.  I was surprised at how relieved I felt just by him being there.  I shouldn't say that I hate the new guy... but part of me views him as an intruder.  I think the librarian has taken it upon herself to let me use the library to escape.  This afternoon, she just handed me the key, saying that she wouldn't be going up until later.  No questions asked, just handed me the key and gave me her computer password in case I wanted to use the internet.

Anyway.  The fruits of my labor.  It's not at all finished and there's a ton to fix, but for now... Have my stress reliever.

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