For now. [[Not on this blog]].
Cu-razy. Although a happy six month of blog-life ‘present’. =)
Glad if people get something from it too.
Maybe feeling a little pressurised to take them into higher consideration.
=O I think I’ll just keep doing what I do for now though, ha ha!
But thank you so much - so flattered, x. Even though 99% of you won’t read this.
I would’ve said it there so everyone could see it, but I just didn’t want to make a big deal out of it…
Hello! (Ooh, and thank you!! x).
Yes~~ My curls were fine afterwards, but they are terrible now (wahhh~ well, they’re just really dry/brittle) because I re-dyed about four times, so do. not. do. that. =P Other than that, I didn’t really do anything differently to my hair.
I used ammonia-free hair dye too, and bleaching my hair… it was yellow. It was like it was impossible for it to go any lighter (unless maybe I left it in there for hours!!), so - maybe if you have hair like me - it might be hard to get it to a very light colour too?? I’m not sure how to help that though.
But yeah, I use a hair conditioner for dyed hair, but it’s for Caucasian hair, so I sort of swap between that and one for curly hair. The dye fades out so quickly though~~. Although I think pinks and reds are supposed to last longer, having said that.
Sorry I can’t be of much help. =( But I’m sure there are YouTube videos and things that might be a bit more helpful.
I’m afraid I’m replying to this when I’m very~ tired. So I’m pretty useless as it is. But if you want to know anything else or help finding any further information, I’ll be glad to help with that later. =)
After years of people mis-pronouncing my Japanese last name in the States, I almost thought I would be out of the clear when I came here… Then it turns out, that my last name is read differently, depending on the Prefecture. *sigh*
Yeah, my name is initially mispronounced by most of the people I know (regardless of where they’re from). I can count the people who have pronounced it correctly first time ‘round on one hand. Honestly.
I get why, but… it’s still exhausting. What is most annoying about it though, is that 90% of the time, they say, “Oh, I’m sorry! I’m [insert ethnicity], so I can’t pronounce some names sometimes!”.
Maybe it shouldn’t annoy me as much as it does, but when no one gets your name right no matter where they are from, it just rubs me the wrong way to use this excuse. Ha ha, it’s not like I’m not sympathetic. I know why most people say it that way, because in most if not all languages, it would logically follow a different pattern of pronunciation. In fact, the spelling of my name features in several languages, all pronounced the same way but not like my name.
And, to be honest, I suck at pronouncing words I don’t know!!
So, you don’t need to make excuses. I understand. Just let me move on quickly because sometimes I have a temper about it. =P
-_- My law teacher nicknamed me, “Fiery” because of it. Ha ha
TV show recommendation #01: ザ！世界仰天ニュース (The World’s Astonishing News!).世界各国で起こった様々な事件や事故などを紹介するのが主な内容。
The episodes are shot in documentary-style formats, to preserve the investigatory aesthetic, and include subtitles.
“Popular Japanese Television series, chronicling unusual or outrageous stories from around the world, most notably the United States. Many episodes deal with infamous crimes, but there are also stories about interesting individuals, notorious moments in history, tales of heroism during disasters and notable unsolved mysteries”. - H_Nakamura.
This is one of my favourite TV shows. It takes you through the story visually via re-enactments and has Japanese subtitles for the dialogues (and dubs if it’s a story outside of Japan), making it a lot easier to understand and so I find it really helpful for building up vocabulary. Plus I already find the content in itself really interesting!
Here’s a clip from an episode featuring a woman who cannot recognise faces:
But seriously, this is one of my favourite TV shows ever. Some stories are so gripping! I cannot believe some of them. You should watch them. I watched them before I could understand much Japanese, so I think they’re okay to watch regardless… =) If that kind of stuff is interesting to you too!
I just… left it.
But then when James told me the answer, “国際人” (an international person), I despaired inside. I should’ve just guessed it would be that!!
I also realised that I think I had been getting the meaning of this word wrong for years now. I thought a “cosmopolitan city” just meant an ethnically and ‘culturally’ diverse city. However, I read that it means a city “that embraces its multicultural demographics”. But what does it mean by “embrace”? Like, is Birmingham a cosmopolitan city or not? Because I hear that racism is crazy up there.
Meh. Words confuse me. I think I probably look too deeply into it.
Because then a cosmopolitan person, I would’ve thought that meant either you have family from all over and/or have lived in a few countries so you are familiar with, to some degree, many different cultures.
But then I read that it means, “Having an exciting and glamorous character associated with travel and a mixture of cultures”. I didn’t realise you were an exciting person as well, hahaha.
Anyways, I gotta revise instead of thinking about all this nonsense I’ll probably feel embarrassed for later. Ciao, x.
gr8okcool replied to your post: I’ve been feeling sick all day from a mild migraine.
you can do it nila!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you!! The first half was PAINFUL. My eyes hurt so bad when reading, but I guess the drugs kicked into full action an hour later because then I felt better enough for it to go all right after that. =D
Hopefully, I did okay. But I’m not sure. I kind of think I didn’t. =\
We’ll see. Reading & Writing II exam next up! Garghh
I have a two hour exam in an hour and I can barely look at my revision stuff without feeling terrible.
The sky outside is white too, which aggregates my headaches. So the walk there should be fun as well. Hoping Neurofen will save me, otherwise this is gonna go so horribly…
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said the “comfort women” gave soldiers putting their lives at risk a chance “to rest”.
He acknowledged that the women had been acting “against their will”.
Some 200,000 women in territories occupied by Japan during WWII are estimated to have been forced into becoming sex slaves for troops.
Many of the women came from China and South Korea, but also from the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Japan’s treatment of its wartime role has been a frequent source of tension with its neighbours.
Mr Hashimoto, the co-founder of the nationalist Japanese Restoration Party, was the youngest governor in Japanese history before becoming mayor of Osaka.
He said last year that Japan needed “a dictatorship”.
In his latest controversial comments, quoted by Japanese media, he said: “In the circumstances in which bullets are flying like rain and wind, the soldiers are running around at the risk of losing their lives,”
“If you want them to have a rest in such a situation, a comfort women system is necessary. Anyone can understand that.”
He also claimed that Japan was not the only country to use the system, though it was responsible for its actions.
Great. Osaka fascist claims it was necessary and then offers the weakest response: “other people did it, too.” These men are always the worst cowards.
In Atlanta. “I don’t want to be around all black people 5 days a week”, ”these clubs are hood as fuck” and called all black people “ghetto”, etc.
She tried to play it like, “I’m a hippy, so I’m not being racist. If I were in a club with only white people, I’d be complaining too”. I highly doubt that situation, and being a hippy doesn’t mean you can’t make racist comments or be racist.
Some people need to be held more accountable for what they say.
It’s sad that no one really says anything.
I think, next time someone says something racist towards me, instead of holding my tongue as I have in the past, I’m gonna speak up.
Don’t care who it will be. Tired of it. And if they truly don’t want to be like that, they’ll appreciate me pointing out their ignorant stereotyping, etc.