I classified this under WRITINGS because.. well basically if you replaced the names with other names it's just like a non-fanfic. ((:
Song: Masayume - SPITZ
He reached out, but there was nothing to hold.
She always fell. I wonder if I were not there, would anyone help her up? Even till now, I do not fully understand her. Everyone called her Momoko, but to me, she was not Momoko. I called her Kusa-chan, and she called me... her husband.
We were so young and innocent then, being only in grade one. We were paired up for an outdoor activity, and as we squatted down beside flowers, I noticed a small turf of hair on her head, as short as grass. That was how she was named Kusa-chan.
We both got close to each other at that age, by a fall that she ignited. I had stretched my arms out and stopped her. She looked up at me and said, "Thank you, Subaru-kun. I'll definitely want a husband like you next time!" We were so young, so naive; we did not know the true meaning of that word. Thus, I became known as her husband.
"Subaru-kun, taberu?" She held out her bentou to me at lunchtime. She was the only one who had started calling me Subaru-kun and not "Shibutani-kun" before we got to know each other well. There were many times when I might be alone, while the others were playing in a group, but she would later pull herself out of the group and join me. Instead of coaxing me to join the group, she would simply sit quietly by me. I used to think she could read my mind, that she knew I wanted solitude. She made no attempt to start a conversation, but swung her legs lightly instead, watching the little birds peck at the ground, hoping there was some food for the family underneath.
Yet, we were never given a chance to spend more time together. As soon as we got closer, she went further from me, being posted to another school. "...Subaru-kun, we'll write to each other, deshou?" I never answered her question.
She did write to me in the next month. It was two full pages full of little drawings and bubbly hiragana characters. She told me that after she had moved to another home, she fitted in pretty quickly. She sounded happy and blissful. I was not. There was nobody to sit beside me quietly anymore. Even though during those times we did nothing, we said nothing much to each other, I missed her company.
I never ever wrote back to her.
The next summer, she wrote another letter to me, asking me why I never wrote back. She sent photos of herself and her new classmates, and also her family, to me. Again, she looked very happy there. Though, I noticed a fairly long scar on her knee.
Yet, I never wrote back to ask why.
Years passed, and still, I never wrote back to her. After her second letter, I never ever received any more letters from her, and very soon it was almost as if we forgot about each other's existence. The terms Kusa-chan and husband seemed so far away now.
Time passed really fast. In the blink of an eye, I was in high school. On the first day of school, sensei wasn't present in school, and I, being elected somehow as the class leader, read the list aloud to the class to take attendance. I noticed that there were three classmates with the surname Tanaka.
I thought I had forgotten about her. I thought I would never cross paths with her again. Yet, that day...
"Uchiyama Momo-" I paused for a while and stared at the list. "EHHH!!!"
"Hai, Uchiyama Momoko desu."
I looked at the seat this Momoko was in. Is it possible that I merely met somebody else with the exact same name as her? She had shoulder-length black hair, and she still kept those two bright eyes. Yet beneath those eyes I could see the tiredness, from the dark eye bags. Wasn't she happy?
As soon as I finished taking attendance, I informed the class that they were to do self-revision. I went into my seat. I looked at Momoko. She smiled at me like she knew me. I dared not look at her for long. I never wrote back to her. I never answered her question.
As the class strolled out at lunch break, I heard someone call me back. "Ano... Subaru-kun?"
Who else, who else would on the first day of school, call me Subaru-kun? I turned to her slowly. "Nani, Uchiyama-san?"
I saw her smile fade. "You never used to call me that." Then she paused, before starting again, "You're Shibutani Subaru right? We were in the same class in Grade One?"
Her smile reappeared.
"I never replied your letters." I looked at my shoes.
Kusa-chan laughed. "It's okay. You never promised me to anyway."
We didn't speak after that. Actually, I didn't speak, because I didn't know what to say. "...Subaru-kun? Taberu?" Her bentou never changed.
It was like our old times were back, except she didn't have that patch of short hair anymore. I was still the quiet, and somewhat unsure self, and she was still the sweet, understanding little girl. I thought we were perhaps going to be friends forever.
Her habits never changed either. She still had the tendency to trip and fall, but now that I was constantly with her, I always broke her fall. My arm, by now, was already used to the constantly clutching by her when she fell. She would always laugh at herself, instead of crying or frowning like the other girls did. She never made a big fuss out of it.
One day while walking home together, I realised that she had moved to a new home again, somewhere almost near my own house. On the walk home before we separated, I would piggyback her, and we would laugh at jokes or the sights we saw on the streets. Having to always feel her warmth upon my back was comforting for me -- because it made me feel like I was holding someone important, someone so fragile and likely to fall. It was like protecting someone more than a sister. She would grasp my uniform jacket in her hands, sticking her face next to mine, always constantly saying, "Subaru-kun wa sugoi ne~ You can take my weight!"
The truth is, she felt so light. So light that it made her feel even more fragile. Sometimes I really wonder how she actually went through gymnastics class without breaking a bone. I tend to think a lot. And then when I went home, halfway through my assignment, I paused and looked up at the wall in front of me. There were photos of me and her together eating our bentou. I suppose she was teasing me when she said I could take my weight, because currently, I noticed I've been getting lighter myself, and I'm a bit skinny.
Maybe that's why she keeps offering me her bentou.
I felt that weight on my arm again. "Itai!" That was the first time she ever complained about tripping. I looked back at her. I saw that she was nearly crying. Somehow I could tell she was not upset about the fall, but she was upset about something else. She never let go of her grip.
"...Momoko." I didn't call her Kusa-chan anymore. I was serious. I removed her hand, but then quickly put her in my embrace, holding her light figure close.
"Subaru-kun doesn't need my bentou anymore."
I was alarmed at first. What did she mean? Then I was reminded that her arms were around me now, and I thought she meant that I had grown a bit fatter, which I actually did, over the two weeks.
I was wondering if she did return my feelings. Yes, I felt for her now. I only realised it one day when I piggybacked her and she commented that I looked especially good in my uniform. I couldn't stop smiling, and my heart could just do a flip. What if... to her I was only a good friend, a brother, a protector?
I wanted to be all those... and more.
I wanted to find her at lunch break as usual, but I found that she had already left her seat. I looked around but there was no sight of her. "Subaru-kun doesn't need my bentou anymore." Does it mean that she wanted to be there just to take care of me? That when her mission was accomplished she was leaving? Was she leaving me? I burst out the class, ignoring the desk that I had overturned in the process. I wanted to tell her that she meant more to me than sharing her bentou. She was more than a friend I piggybacked home. She was more than just a happy memory.
I found her on the empty school basketball court. She was pacing there, her hands behind her back. She had no bentou with her. "Momoko!" I shouted, running to her. She turned her head, and nearly slipped and fell on the wet floor after the rain, but I caught her in time. Again.
"Aren't you supposed to hold someone else already?" she asked.
Then it dawned on me on the rumour that I and Takako in our class were going out together had reached Momoko's ears. I wonder... if she were so hurt, was she returning my feelings? I still had that little hope.
"Aho ka!" I scolded. "Momoko wa daisuki da yo!" She looked up at me. "I don't want to have your bentou only for now. I want your bentou years down the road."
I looked at her. She didn't approve, but neither did she reject. She looked back. Very slowly, I saw her tiptoe a little, and I bent down to kiss her lips. I have no idea how to put into words that special and breath-taking experience of my first kiss. It felt as though, nothing mattered anymore, as long as we stayed like that.
On the way home, I didn't piggyback her this time, because she said she wanted to hold my hand and walk. And as expected, she tripped again. But this time she laughed, and I laughed at her. She was back.
It so happened that some time after this, we were grouped into the same team for a project. I was appointed the leader of the group by Iwao-sensei. On the day where a meeting was scheduled, I had been furious at my younger brother in the morning for having gotten into a fight with the gangsters in his school. We had a great argument. Later on, when we were at the meeting, Momoko was late. I was growing impatient, because I wanted to get home soon and see that my younger brother was alright.
Finally, after being late for fifteen minutes, Momoko arrived. "Where were you?" I asked sharply. My anger had not simmered down that day.
"Gomene! I was in the washroom..." Momoko gave an apologetic smile to the group.
I tried to cool down. "Well, okay then, so where's your portion of the project?"
Momoko frowned. "Ano... sorry, I... I didn't do it." Momoko looked at her feet. It wasn't like her to not do her part for a project. Of course, I was so frustrated that day, that now when I heard she hadn't done her part, I was so furious that we had to stay back later, I blew my top immediately.
"Well, so is preening at yourself in the mirror in the washroom more important than our project? Everybody else did their part! You should know better and organise your priorities, Uchiyama-san!" I shouted. My huge eyes were on her, and I could see that she did not dare to look up.
I didn't say anymore after that. "Gomenasai." she said quietly, taking a seat among the group. I later on gave out instructions to the group and we had a discussion but she kept very quiet throughout the whole process.
Later on, we packed our bags, but I realised that Momoko was already gone. I was worried about her. What if she fell again? What if she was crying, and she didn't watch her way with that blurred vision by the veil of tears? I grabbed the handle of my bag hurriedly and ran out. I knocked down the table again.
I ran along the way home, trying to find where she was. I was mentally scolding myself for throwing my temper at her. After all, maybe she had her own reasons for not doing her work? Finally, after I ran and ran, I saw her sitting in the middle of the empty street. It was lucky that there were no cars around at this time. It looked like she had fallen down again.
I didn't call out her name this time; I merely stood in front of her. She ignored my presence; she merely let her tears fall down quietly. There was a bentou with the name "Subaru" on it that had tumbled out of her bag.
I knelt down, and lifted her chin, but she caught my wrist and stopped the action. "Don't. I don't want you to see my tears. I want us to have a happy memory." she said. "I'm sorry I didn't do my work. I was making your bentou... I thought, if one day this might be the last one-"
"It's not!" I cut in. "You promised me you'd continue making bentou for me down the years. You said I was your husband. I want us to stay that way."
"Subaru, we were young then..."
"It doesn't matter. Now we are not naive anymore."
I lifted her figure up, and piggybacked her all the way home again. She held on tightly onto my shoulders, and I heard her whisper, "I thought I lost you."
I took her out for matsuri that summer. She was in a red yukata, decorated with white uchiwas. We were watching the little kids catch the tiny goldfishes. "Ne, Subaru-kun, these fishes are going to move to a new home... Even though they may not survive, still, I'm sure they'll leave a memory of themselves with their owners, ne?"
I didn't know why she said that; I just nodded.
The next day when she came to school, I noticed another scar on her leg. I ran to her immediately and asked if the fall was that bad. She only smiled and said she was alright.
I was beginning to suspect that she was hiding something from me, but when I was about to ask her, she interrupted me and asked, "Let's visit our old school, shall we?"
She only silently walked past the classrooms, feeling the walls and doors, and finally finding that corner where we always sat alone. She sat down. "Subaru-kun? Do you remember us when we were young?"
"...You and your turf of grass hair." I smiled.
She said no more.
"Minna, I have sad news. Uchiyama-san is leaving the school." Iwao-sensei announced.
Momoko stepped forward. "Minna, thanks for being with me the past year. I appreciated the company." With those two sentences, she walked back to her seat.
At lunch break, she passed me her bentou again. "Momoko? Where are you going?"
"I'm moving again." she simply said, without elaboration.
"Where?" I asked in curiosity. I still wanted to contact her.
She gave an answer I did not understand.
The next two days, she never came to class. She had her keitai off, and I couldn't call her. I went to her house after school but the new owner told me the family had moved. She never left me her new address...
I shut my eyes at midnight, finally exhausted with the finishing touches of our project.
I woke up. And in that instant I understood her last words.
"I'm going somewhere everybody and nobody knows..."
I took such a long time before I watched this! Although I skipped quite a few parts. They sang Wonderful World again, and I wonder if they will ever stop singing this for the ending. I just watched it to see Junno (gosh, he looks super good now!) but they didn't show that much of him! (Or is it just me being too demanding? xD)
Jimmy Mackey was talkative today. Maybe it's because he and Yabu are the producers!
I realise my favourite ABC member is called the one called KOICHI. xD
Kame sang Garasu no Shounen! I love that song haha.
Jin was acting baka again at the end, purposely kicking too dramatically in his dance steps during Wonderful World. Cute, but on his current image, which looks to me to side more with kakkoi and TIRED, it's odd to see him act baka. Like he's cool and really looking horribly tired (wahhh why!! Johnny-san giving too much work?! Hmm but now it's... forgot the name of the woman who took over.) and then he's acting baka!
And mentioning that, I don't like his new grey hair. It makes him look even more tired and distant. I want Summary 2004 JinJin back.
Hm. Haven't been seeing much of NEWS lately. If they're not that busy now.. I guess when we get to see them in November's SC again, they'll look greater than they were? Ever since there was no more volleyball business, I haven't been seeing much of them. They're mostly splitted and doing their individual projects already.
Yabu looks... odd. His eyes don't look bright and big anymore! Hikaru's cheeks are a bit too puffy. Shoon and Taiyou still look in good condition though. You can tell the difference between not busy and the busy.
Speaking of which, Uchi must look really good when he comes back from the suspension. Can't wait to see him. Haven't been seeing him for so long! Miss seeing his photoshoots in magazines.
And... Ranking for our expenditure for Resha's trip. xD
Based on TOTAL expenditure: 1) Ryo's date - $64/- 2) Uchi's date - $58.50 3) Shige's date - $28 4) Koyama's Date - $22.50 5) Kusano's date - unknown; with sky and resha! 6) Yamapi's Date - FREE! 7) Massu's Date - non-existent 8) Tegoshi's date - non-existent.
Based on individual expenditure: 1) Uchi's date - $19.50 2) Ryo's date - $16/- 3) Koyama's Date - $7.50 4) Shige's date - $4.50 5) Yamapi's Date - FREE! 6) Kusano's date - I didn't go. 7) Massu's Date - non-existent 8) Tegoshi's date - non-existent.
HAHAHAHA. I am deciding on photos to develop after my Chinese AO Exam. Then I'll go get a photo album to keep them in! To keep a nice memory of our trip with Resha.. ((:
I haven't written about the trip yet! Let's wait until my darn exams are over~ And also to make a photo video slide out of it!
Sigh. I don't think I can complete studying for Chinese in time, and already I've forgotten some words! Who knows if they really will come out for the exam anyway?
Gomene~ Yesterday was kind of vulgar. ^^; My temper has been pretty bad lately. Hm. I hope all my amajor exams will be over soon, sigh.
Waiting to watch Hana Yori Dango!
Did I mention my ketai isn't as heavy anymore? One bell and one ichigo, that's all. Plus, I change the wallpaper to a scene in 1 Rittoru no Namida. The ringing tone is now the chorus of 'Only Human' by K, and my message alert tone is the piano poriton of 'Only Human'. Yay, the Namida craze!
I was rewatching the last portion of Namida episode 3, and I cried again. X_X How is it possible that I can cry again?
Me = baka. So excited to cry. xD
So... I reorganised my discs, and now I'm going to go study Chinese a bit more.
Hahaha... Going to Liang Court with VK is 最高! We weren't too productive today because we only studied a while, but we had fun shopping. We were so enthu over the jewel box! At Kinokuniya, we were looking at name chops, and then we suddenly saw 'Momoko', so I randomly asked, "If you had a child, but you never married a Japanese, will you name your child a Japanese name?"
Vk, "Depends on the surname."
"Oooh look at this, 'Momoko'!"
"...Momoko Kong." xDDD We burst out laughing after that. Because I am very slow, the first thing I thought of was "kong" as in "knock"! But it's Vk's surname!! ((:
The Happy Birthday onigiri sponge is still there ne!
We shared a box of sushi too!
On the way home, we always pass by these two poles with the metal chain between them. The last time I crossed over it, I nearly fell! Because I think they raised the line. Then this time, before we reached the pole, I said again, "Is it just me, or did they raise the height AGAIN?" Yeah they did!! So we decided to walk round instead of cross it lol! Super funny.. Why do they keep raising the line??!
We had MacDonalds' McNuggets meal again. xD Addictive.
Who cares what the stupid stick-yer-nose-in-the-air-suckers think about us. Who cares what they say about our name. If you're thinking we're just rubbish, Fuck off.
I cried in this episode again. Shall have to wait for the subtitles now... Actually, I only REALLY started crying when...
Aya: "Sensei, can I ask one question?" Sensei: "Ii yo." Aya: "...Why must it be me of all people who has this illness?"
And of course, the credits again, where they show the photos of the real girl behind the story.
Next episode seems interesting too. Aya goes to matsuri with her senpai (I don't know his name!). Also, HARUTO RUNS IN THE RAIN AND CARRIES AN UMBRELLA FOR AYA!! The lead actress looks good in yukata. The doctor looks good. ((:
Being away so long from my usually daily entertainment, I am back. Resha went home today morning ne. Gomene! I couldn't send you off at the airport because I had school. And now I realise I'm opening so many windows because there's so much I want to do! I need to catch up on my drama watching. I have Nobuta and 1 litre no Namida to catch up with...
Hehe and of course I shall write in biiiig detail about Resha's trip here. I had a lot of fun. On the last day, we even met Orenji! Super nice girl~
But for now... Let me go figure out how to solve my persisting hunger and finish off the darn PW presentation slides. I nearly wanted to listen to SMAP's Sample Bang (by the way the TV kept on playing the Sample Bang Theme until it's stuck in my head now.) but then if I listen to it, I think I'll go hungrier. I have no idea why!
I was meaning, I woke up this morning to find drama torrents up already. I finished Hana Yori Dango last night, and today there's Nobuta wo Produce. The problem with Nobuta is that the first episode was softsubbed, so I could download the raw episode then just download the subtitle file. Hardsubs require a second downloading. After watching the first episode, I determine that I need subs for Nobuta, unlike Hana Yori Dango!!
So, now there's a group releasing hardsubs. I am NOT complaining. Hardsubs are good, in a way. But considering I have to download a second time...
1 Litre no Namida is also hardsubbed. Because of all the scientific stuff and small conversations between characters, I could only get the main idea of each conversation when I watched the raw version. I had to download a second time. (Yes, subs are out! Hurray!)
But I am more willing to download 1 Litre no Namida both times is because the file size is half that of Nobuta. Nobuta takes a really long time! And I am always really anxious to watch Namida.
So.. now I'm still contemplating. Nobuta was out this morning. It aired last night. ((: I want to see baka Tomohisa. But I have to download twice?!
I love this show. xD a.k.a. Meteor Garden. Matsujun is much scarier a Domioji Tsukasa than Jerry Yen! SHUN SHUN SHUN. Hanazawa Rui. xD SOOOOOO kakkoi.
This totally doesn't need subtitles. You can understand everything they say. *feels accomplished* xD
Any scene with Shun in it is absolutely marvelous. xD
Second husband. =X
I realise I always choose the ones with small eyes.
The only thing is, lol, Tsukasa's mum can't speak English very well. I had to listen hard and then make out that she says something about the Manhattan Bank saying no to something and then she went, "I said, stop it right now."
This time they added in Sakurako, not like the Taiwan version where they substituted Sakurako for that girl who was as poor as Tsukushi. So you'll get to see her trying to get close to Tsukasa I think. ((:
I saw the next episode preview and I was going to faint when I saw Shun hug another woman and sticking his face close to Tsukushi! It's funny how the people around me prefer Hiroki more than Shun. WHO SAYS SHUN CANNOT PLAY RUI?! I first starting liking Shun when I watched Summer Snow. ((:
Tsukasa got punched in the face by Tsukushi. xD
Yay so therefore... Too excited to write my thoughts properly.
There's something wrong with me today but I don't know what's wrong. I feel so stressed, and I asked myself if it was because of my busy schedule, my exams coming up and my PW work and my CCA andhow the hell everybody isn't working together. But my answer was a no. Why I answered no to that, I don't know. But this tress comes from this tiredness more than just physical exhaustion.
Yes I am feeling lost again. I don't know what to do, really. I am afraid of what will happen. I am afraid of being too vulnerable and letting everybody know about me. I have so many things I want to say but I know I shouldn't say too much about them.
I have many complaints but I can't do anything about them except complain and complain, and it doesn't help at all. Why can't I do anything? I've tried, like time and time again, but I get the feeling that nobody's listening. I gave up after that.
I still have no idea where that stress comes from. I wonder if I will cry in the shower. Another day just passed and nothing went exactly smoothly. I put in my effort. No matter how tired I was I struggled, and then people don't cooperate.
It's not just that that makes me vexed today.
I don't know the other reasons. Maybe it's because I don't know the other reasons that I feel lost and angry. I nearly threw my phone down.
And something random is that I tihnk nobody will think that Shuting and me can get angry so they just do all they like with us. It's because they haven't tried our limits. We are not to be pushovers just because we look so studious and easy-going. We're merely trying to accomodate everyone, not trying to show how easily we can be bullied.
I don't believe in the theory of "I'll get my job done at my own time, whether you have time or not and whether you complete YOUR job or not does not concern me. The rest of the team can blame you for it". Well, somebody would know my woes.
My whole body aches today but I haven't done much activity except sit in front of the computer and lying in front of the TV watching a movie.
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Super low on cash recently. T__T (ahaha but i doubt anyon will buy. xD)
edit later: uwa? I never mentioned I wrote a one-shot of Yamapi. xDDD I found out that one-shots are written with more emotion because it's at that moment. But whereas when I write longer ones, they get so tiring and tedious to write until I don't put in effort! (http://www.livejournal.com/users/shiroi_chan/15287.html)
I want to write something but I don't know what to write. I want to talk to somebody but I don't know who. I want to say something but I don't know what to tell. I want to talk but I don't want to hear voices. I feel tired but I can't stop. It feels peaceful but it looks so chaotic. I want to stare into space but I can't afford to. Sometimes daydreaming is such a luxury. Sometimes I wonder at things and feel amused. At time I wonder at the same things and grow afraid.
Shuting~ Only you know best about it. By the way, the above is not written because of it. I don't think I'm going into it. Because I'm sure it probably fades away then everybody will regret it.
Random: Did I tell you... my ideal husband is 170++cm? That he is very family-minded? That he is exactly like Keii-chan? It's precisely because I think of all these that I feel that my dream of getting married early will not be fulfilled. How can I marry when I am so demanding?
I actually talked about that with otou-san before sleeping last night! xD
My dad and I were chatting last night and he told us what he and his friend did when his friend was in England studying. xD Whole bunch of geniuses!
Oh and by the way, when you read this entry, I'm at home, going back to school at 3.40pm for Chinese.
Genius Plot Number One: Parcels and Stamps When they sent parcels that were unregistered, they had to use this stamp that costed about $20-$30. And they had so much to send each other, they couldn't afford the stamps. What do they do? First, they stick the stamp onto the parcel, then they apply one layer of glue over the stamp. Then apply another layer. And maybe another. When ou go to the counter where they will chop your stamp, okay they chop down on the stamp. When my dad receives the parcel, he cuts out the stamp from the box, puts it in water a while so that the stamp comes out, and reuses it. What about the chop on the stamp right? Well you can just peel off the top layer of the glue and the chop sign comes off. xD There was once his friend applied the glue until it was too thick, and the counter lady was puzzled as to why her chop wouldn't stamp onto the stamp! Then they reused until the colour was so faded it was quite suspicious. And finally one day when my dad's friend received one of the tens of parcels they sent with the same stamp, they found the stamp gone. Guess the postman decided to be smart finally!
Genius Plot Number Two: Photocopying Machine Well this one didn't work but it's funny all the same. In England, you had to put in some pounds to photocopy just one sheet of paper, and it was expensive. So you know, the coin has to go through a certain point in the machine before they consider your money accepted right? My dad's friend tied the coin to a piece of string, planned to slot it in then quickly bring it up. There was a "door" in the slot macine that will close after the coin goes through. Unfortunately, my dad's friend was too slow, and the "doors" closed, and when he tugged the string up, the machine got jammed and spoilt! To avoid getting caught my dad's friend ran away quickly after that! xD
Genius Plot Number Three: Library books In the past, books used to have behind the cover a piece of paper with a table of when one should return the book right? The thing is, look for a book that has that due date table filled up. The library will paste a new piece of paper over that book. Never mind if you don't want that book. Borrow it. Later, go look for the book you want, take out that piece of paper with the due date and paste it in that book. Walk out the library. The beeper sounds. The librarian comes. You can tell the librarian, "But I borrowed this book! See, there's the due date here..." And you show them the table pasted in the new book. They let you go. Then the book is yours. Just paste the new piece of paper back into the original book and return that book. xD My dad's friend actually managed to collect a whole carton of these library books and shipped them back home to Singapore!
Genius Plot Number Four: Telephone Booth My dad has no idea how, but his friend managed to get the numbers of several public phone booths in England. And you know how expensive it is to call between England and Singapore. So, they have a few numbers listed as 'number 1', 'number 2', 'number 3', etc. My dad's friend just calls my dad and quickly says, "Call number 1!" And puts down and my dad will call the operator. He will request to call that public phone number. The opeator doesn't know that is a public phone. My dad will request that the other person at the end of the line will pay. You have to keep reminding the operator that the recipient of the call will pay. Then they will connect the call. Well, since it's a public phone, the recipient don't need to pay. xDDD So my dad and his friend chat for hours lol! They have to keep rotating numbers too, because there was once,the operator actually told my dad's friend who was calling my dad's friend in England, "Hey this is a public phone number you know." My dad's friend was so scared he quickly put down the phone! Then when my dad picks up the phone, the first thing he will ask is, "Hey did you tell that you will pay huh??" In dialect, in case the operator takes some time to put down the phone and realises they are cheating.
I've found another reason why I'm saving money. I'm going to go get cloth ribbons to make my Eighto-kun! Hai, I want to stop making them with construction paper now. I'm going to buy ribbons instead of cloth, so that I don't have to do my lousy hemming on them. Spotlight spotlight... *excited*
Dragon Zakura actually pricing just shot up by $10. Heartache. Shall I be thick-skinned and ask otou-san to pay since he said, "Since you got promoted, what you want to buy huh???" "Pa, I can't think of anything to buy yet." "Okie, then when you thought of something, tell me."
And now that thing is Dragon Zakura. Although I don't want it for my Promo gift. bahhhh. And I just thought maybe for my birthday in two months' time, I will treat myself by getting that Archive Star book. I hope nobody bought the last copy yet... >_<
Hmm deciding when to go the Spotlight. Plus ehh I need the materials for the Eighto-kun head... Save money up first then talk. haha.
It's a fight between Hana Yori Dango, 1 litre no Namida ad Nobuta Wo Produce.
At first I thought this was only a comical drama, but towards the end there was something kind of scary about the way Kame left a cliffhanger...
I think Bando wrote that message on Nobuko's table. Then later on Shuji said in a quiet tone about some deep and dark world they were in.
This is one of my favourite shots. (: Kawaii na? Let's continue building up our piggy family!
Yamapi's character, Akira, is called KUSANO in the drama! Made me laugh a lot. And he's really baka! At times his character is very annoying, because he keeps leeching onto people and when he finds Shuji, he goes, "Found you~" The cutest thing is, he flaps his wings like a bird down the stairs!
I like the bookstore owner.
Yamapi is such a baka inside! I don't know how many times I shouted "baka" and laughed at him during the first episode. Luckily this has got subs. My gosh Yamapi laughs like that?!
So baka yet so cute. xD Kawaii Kame-chan too~
Yamapi is a rich boy. HAHAHA. At first I was thinking, um is he lying that his dad is a president of that company? His house in in a mansion on the top of a building?! Then again, until now he could be lying. But he took out the GOLD credit card...
I'm like, not really writing a review or anything on it, because I feel quite tired today. Gomen, Nobuta! But yea it's worth a watch. To me. (:
I kind of think I regretted buying Dragon Zakura. Daijoubu.
I know what I'm saving money for. I'm saving money to collect more pigs. xD
Ahh after Lechiffon (actually her name is Kelly, but there are two Kellys in my list..) showed her four piggy banks... I finally picked my habit of saving money up again. I put it in the round box that Yana gave. ((: I found that it's a very effective method to save money when your monthly pocket money is much lower than others. Yesh, believe me, my pocket money a month never shoots beyond $50. It's a very pathetic number in my box now, but... I'm going to ganbare. No more posters for me. NO NO NO! But what am I saving up for?
I was weird today. I made recycled paper bags. But I have nothing to put in them.
Sudden urge to buy beads but... cannot! Save money... And anyway I have no use for them.
I collected almost all my Promo results back today. I did okay. Although I am kind of disappointed. And I feel so pressured when somebody beside me went, "How? I got B C C." And I was thinking, "I wish I had your marks." Sigh.
Random thought. I want to name my son Kosuke. I want to name my daughter Shiroko. (Eh cannot, because she will be tormented by the fact of being called baka, just like some mean person calls me...) Maybe I will call my daughter Hiroko. (: And if my husband doesn't like Japanese names, I'll call my daughter Meredith. And my son... Emerson? わからない!
If my husband insists no English or Japanese name... Ask him go give them names himself.
Nobuta~ Nobuta~ Still waiting to watch this drama! Although I still think I'll prefer 1 litre no Namida and Hana Yori Dango.
1 litre no namida episode 2 seems so far away. it airs tomorrow but i need the subbed version so i can cry. xDDD
...made me cry like nobody's business. It's the first drama where I cry on seeing the first episode! Although now I'm not sure why I was crying. But it made me cry. And yes, like everybody else has said, this drama is worth watching. I think it's based on a true story, because later on, in the credits, they showed the girl's photos.
And how can you not cry at the end when K's song is being played?
I think the illness mentioned in the drama is very scary. The patients who suffer from this later on lie in bed having to look at hiragana words on a board and pointing at the correct one.
And Ryo's character is both cold and warm. Aso? But he's also called Haruto by his otou-san. He's the son of a professor in the hospital, and his father probably doesn't understand him. He's a very intelligent boy but he just doesn't want to take the exam. So during the drama when he finally takes the exam by accident, he got into a really good school. He's pretty anti-social too, and doesn't want to mix around. But finally when he smiles, you can see that little hope.
By the way he looks good in that uniform. He likes to lie to people too.
Aso and Aya (the girl) got picked as class leaders, and Aso just doesn't really want to do his duty. The class doesn't want to listen to them; they rather revise their homework. But later on Aya makes a really meaningful speech, and finally the class was moved. I think that speech was very touching. (: And I guess Ryo was finally moved by those words.
Because, in the drama, it seems that his character is one who cannot find his goal in living. He's kind of confused? Maybe it's because his parents don't understand him.
Ryo's character was kind of cold at the start, and it got me a bit irritated. But then later on you start to feel for him. You want to know his feelings. And when you see him alone in his room, you know you will wash away that bad image of him.
I have a feeling I will prefer this drama over Nobuta Wo Produce. Because, in the area of dramas, I prefer crying than laughing. I prefer being touched. (:
And I was quite irritated with Ryo (sorry Ryo fans!!) after reading his web diary entries. Sometimes he just feels like he's writing crap inside and just throwing any random thing in.
But after this drama, I know he's not acting as himself, but... Ryo, I clap for you. Haha.
It feels like such a long wait for the next episode...
Initially I didn't want to watch this. You know what a lazy bum I am on dramas. But I saw there were subtitles so I grabbed it immediately. Thanks Kazanko. (:
I am in love. With 1 litre no Namida. I'm not going to blame Ryo for having it 100% on his mind.
I want to go Meidi-ya to top up on my sweets! Yes I know, I just went there two days ago to top up on tidbits and now I want sweets already. I'm such a greedy person. I love pigs.
It was hot just now so I turned on the fan, but wen I turned the fan on I started to sneeze. In the end I had to turn off the fan, grab my uchiwa here and do manual fanning. It's raining now.
Anyway, that's not the topic today. I was listening to Arashi's ONE album, and heard 'Days'. It's not very often that a song can make me cry. So I went to take the Chinese translation out from the booklet and read through the meaning. ((: Sweet.
Translated from Chinese to English. Eto, not accurate to 100%, because my Chinese isn't so good but the meaning should be accurate.
And of course, English isn't very good in expressing the feel of Japanese.
-- DAYS - Arashi
I lifted my head to look at the pure white moon as I took in a deep breath The stars that spill over the sky are watching over us
Your head is kept low, and I stretched my hand out to you. I really hope I can send my feelings to you, which words cannot express.
In the company of the cold wind at night, I will embrace you gently. Because your smile can give me courage That's why, no matter how many times, I still want to say... I want to protect you... For the future that we two are going to create from now on.
We hold each other's hand tightly as we are going to embark on our journey Even if there are troubles ahead, we will always be together; I am right beside you.
On a cold, rainy night, I will hold you gently Because this is what I can do for you.
No matter when I'll always think of you... I want to protect you... For that unreplaceable moment.
No matter when I'll always think of you... I want to protect you... For that unreplaceable moment.
Translating into English spoils the meaning. Sigh.
Finally got to watch Rising Sun PV! Not very used to their dancing, but it's because I watched too much of JE-styled dancing.
Throughout the PV, I was like, "Is that Micky or Xiah??" But before I could determine, they flashed the screen away already! The PV speed is cho fast. And I can't exactly determine UKnow too, guess he's the one with shortest hair.
I always have this problem when introduced to new groups! I can't differentiate people and their voices!
That time it was only 最高, now it's まじ最高! Otou-san got an LG 42 inch plasma TV there!! Kind of 高い, but... oh my gosh! Imagine all the JE time can spend on the TV. <333 But of course I don't have a lot of JE dvds yet. Never mind. I am still very excited.
Went to Meidiya to get a few snacks. Kinokuniya got nothing for me to buy. And I finally got Nakashima Mika's album! I don't know the title, but it's where she holds a shell on the cover and it says Nakashima Mika Music. (Yes there was an elephant symbol there!)
How come I forgot everything I wanted to blog about? I saw the actors for Tong Xing Yuan at Liang Court filming! Me and my dad were being kaypo and checking them out lollll. Liang Court, always see a lot of Singaporean actors. Which is nothing special, really.
I went to Mise and saw a guy there. With the girl I mean. Maybe he's the real shopowner who came back to see whether he 发达 (become rich) already or not! Of course he's rich already. The amount we throw into that shop. Surprisingly I only bought two photos! Jin and KAT-TUN~
I bumped into Mei Geok and Christina while on the way to Mise. ((: I was sms-ing, then looked up and looked back down then looked up again and said, "EHHH???" Haha really, I am so... We stayed outside and chatted for a while, then MG was so worried about plumness! Nahhh she's alright. 比起那么ＨＡＩＲＹ的我．．．(Compared to the hairy me...) Her hair is super nice now! Christina hor~ Haha xD So long never experience her words!
They accompanied me to Mise later on, and I said I felt bad co they didn't like JPOP... But they said it's okay. Then they asked, "Why never come with Weipeng?" And we saw JX + girlfriend after that.
Aiba-chan and Oh-chan official concert photos not sold out yet. ((: wait for me... お願い~
That Archive Star Book left the last one in Kinokuniya! I think if I don't hurry it's gonna be no more! しかし, I really have no お金 for it. どうしよ?!!
b>Top 5 JE boys: in no particular order: Domoto Tsuyoshi, Nakai Masahiro, Yamapi, Keii-chan, Kusano (i still can't make up my mind. ehh no space to put Tegoshi~)
JE boy you like most RIGHT NOW: huh! so hard to decide! Keii-chan?
JE boy you like least: ahhh very hard to decide too >__< umm I guess... MatsuJun? *timid voice*
JE boy you want as a best friend: Best friend na~ *thinks* *and thinks* Massu!!
JE boy you want to jump on like its no ones business: this is hard too. (might as well say everything is hard!) jump on them like what? jump onto their backs? piggyback? Keii-chan??
Prettiest JE boy: Of course Ueda lah...
JE boy you want as a baby brother: Oh no, what's that junior's name? the smallest size JJExpress member.. the one smaller than Yuto!
JE boy most like you: Ueda USED TO be like me. Not anymore. eto. Massu? well but how well do we know them?? Maybe Tegoshi. But I don't like soccer. (by the way kelly is REALLY like kusano. very scary.)
JE boy you'd be most compatible with, dating: OH MY GOSH DEFINITELY KEII-CHAN!!! he was the only one i scored marriage ranking, and his girlfriend list is the one that is most compatible with mine. (:
Oldest JE guy you like: NAKAI MASAHIRO.
Youngest JE guy you like: Huh how young you want... Kusano? My age.
JE group you like most: Huh so hard to pick... errrr if I say SMAP, Sky will say, "You bluff people one lar!" Okay lor. NEWS. (Kiseki okose~) Huh but what about Kinki Kids?? *whines*
JE group you like least: ahhhh. ahhhhh. no idea. Kis-My-Ft. ABC is nicer~~~ oh wait and any other generations of Kis-My-Ft such as Kis-My-Ft 2.
Fave Arashi song: ahh "Taisetsu na _________". xD
Fave NEWS song: NEWS ne... kyaaaah~ i'd pick... Zutto. Wait but I.ZA.NA.I.ZU.KI. too! Yume no Kazu Dake Ai Ga Umarer? Cherish?
Tackey or Tsubasa: TSUBASA!
JE pairings you support: are? kore wa... Uchi x Ryo?
First JE boy you were introduced to: Kusanagi Tsuyoshi. (: Food Fight.
home~ so sad. there's school tomorrow. anyway i'm very tired now.. Here's the pictures first..
The last one is Eewei drawing xDDD
Eto, and this one:
Click on it to enlarge. Especially for Kelly actually. ^^;; I didn't draw minna!!! So sad. The ah chek loh... Hmm oh wait I haven't talked about the ah chek! (old man.)
While me and Eewei were there we saw this old man holding two black objects and stuck them in the sand to wash them in the water. And Eewei, constnatly worrying about terrorism (eh on the MRT too!) was like asking me, "Oh no, what is he holding?? Guns right?? Black black one. What if he shoots us?" i have no idea why she thought they were guns but I was short-sighted and yea, they did look like guns from afar. Then i told her, "But you can't wash guns. You'll probably spoil them... Who wants to wash guns with salt water?"
"...Do you think he'll shoot us?!!"
Ah chek takes out the two black objects suddenly.
. . . . . .
They were his slippers. xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD SO FUNNY! You have to see the sight to laugh! An old innocent ah chek holding two black slippers which Eewei thought were guns! xDD
Hmm while we were drawing on the sand the ah chek wanted us to help him up. Sometime during drawing we even saw him being washed away by the waves. It was so scary! We didn't know what he was doing! Then I guess he got stuck in the sand.
Ah Chek: Girl! Ah girl, help me up! *puts hands in the air while he is stuck* ^^; Eewei: Hey let's run leh! Sylvia: Huh but that's so bad.. (see the goody-two-shoes me. ^^;;; ) Eewei: Huh don't care lah, I don't dare! Ah Chek: Girl ah, come! *holds out hands again* Sylvia: Aiyar just go pull him up okay.. *pulls. pulls really hard. pull and pull somemore! finally ah chek came up.* Ah Chek: Thank you ah!
But actually we were quite scared to hold old people's hands.
We went to pick seashells too~ Wanna drive a hole through it to make a keychain but have no idea how to. The guns thing was really funny. I really laughed when I was typing it! She was so serious then finally ah chek lifted the slippers high in the air!! xDDD
Very tired. Am going to eat laksa tomorrow morning, followed by a trip to 海!!!<333 Can go draw names on the sand again ne? Going with Eewei. A bit tired. But we planned it for 2 months. And we promised to go after our promos... Because we want to do something..
きやあああああああ~ But suddenly they said I have an exco meeting for CCA. I know I have to go help out, I feel bad not going, but at the same time, Eewei was super disappointed lah... Do you know how horrible it feels to be caught in the middle? It's like, I want to go with Eewei, but I'll make Faith sad. I go for meeting, I'll make Eewei sad!!
I don't want anybody to be sad! If the teachers weren't so last-minute... #&*@^*$&@
My eye is being sensitive again recently. Can't stand it. I bought something for Kelly without thinking, "Hey I don't have her address." xD Ichigo stuff again. Sigh.
*points above* Yay! My little travelling bird is going to Hokkaido's Chocolate Factory?? Never seen the photo of it before.. Must collect this time! ^^ Okay the other thing I'm happy is because I always thought they showed the same messages after I chose the type of travelling I want my pet to do. But I actually started reading just now. And because of my lousy language skills I had to read it aloud to understand it!
But never mind, I'm happy. ((: Although when I read character by character it's so slow that it sounds horrible when I speak it.
Ehehe finally saw my first Nobuta Wo Produce CM. 30 seconds. Kawaii Tomohisa is back. ((: Hey how come I never see Keii-chan in dramas? I remember there was a short glimpse at that time, but he never played big roles like Kame and Pi, etc etc.
Ahaha the girl in Nobuta Wo Produce is kind of like me. She keeps looking at the floor. xDD And she doesn't have confidence in herself. AND I heard from Sky-chan that in the story Kame is trying to give Pi and the girl a makeover because .. they don't have fashion sense? Because people think they are nerds? EHHH ahahaha And errr... I don't want to say anymore. >___<
But anyway I wanna watch Nobuta Wo Produce. (:
Here's something I forgot to post yesterday:
Ehehe first sweet is Grapes in a white sweet. What is it? Vicky and Sylvia. Second sweet is ichigo in a white sweet. What is it? Kusano nii-chan and Sylvia. xDDD I know, I'm crazy. I only have four of these sweets left. Too expensive, don't even know if Meidi-ya is still selling them? Anyway I don't bear the eat these two. They are left to the last. Speaking of which I haven't finished the sweets resha gave. xDDD