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Physical Education [27 Apr 2004|08:29am]
[ mood | happy ]

For a moment of absolute madness, I went and tried out for the gymnastics team with Matsui. I didn't make it, of course, but it was still very interesting. And only reminds me all over again that I have two left feet.

But it was more fun than disappointing, simply because we were trying out something we never would have tried otherwise.

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Babies [01 Apr 2004|04:12pm]
[ mood | grateful ]

Thinking of gangsterbrat as an older brother actually makes me kind of happy. I love my own brother very very much and am very grateful that he makes the time and effort to take care of me. And gangsterbrat is just as passionate, I think, if not more. Hmm.

Personally, I find babies scary. They're fragile and require high maintenance. I've never held a baby in my arms before, because I'm always afraid I'll drop them.

My mother likes to tell me that I was very nervous baby. I had a fear of heights, and panic whenever someone raised up high above their heads. And she always adds that that nervousness hasn't changed much over the years. ^^;;

Anyway, I have been busy doing stuff at her shop. I wish she'd just hire some extra help, since (I think) she can afford it. There's only so much I can actually do to help, since I usually end up falling all over boxes and... stuff.

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I apologise [15 Mar 2004|09:44pm]
[ mood | weird ]


Stressed? Who's stressed? No not me, not me at all.

A bit of TMI... ^^;;Collapse )

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[06 Mar 2004|09:17am]
[ mood | giggly ]

What? Homework, what?

Been so busy busy busy busy...

Strangely enough, I like being busy. I like having a reason to go running around. Makes me feel useful.

Did you know that the average basketball has a lifespan 10,000 bounces?

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I shouldn't be procrastinating, but [29 Feb 2004|10:32pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

It feels wonderful to be lazy, especially because it doesn't happen often. The house is empty, so I get to wander around in my pyjamas without a second thought. It's most improper, I know, but sometimes it's nice to just sit back, relax, and laugh at silly serials.

I'm actually feeling quite reluctant to go back to school tomorrow. But - new players! Yay!

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Relaxing [16 Feb 2004|01:38pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

I spent Valentine's Day watching a couple of serials with Matsui and Fuji. There was popcorn and junk food and other leftover candy stuff we were able to get from the small vendor nearby.

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Silly rambling [12 Feb 2004|11:28am]
[ mood | awake ]

I had an interesting dream last night. I had a younger sister, but no older brother, and my parents were divorced and I was sent to live with my father and his new girlfriend, and I had to move to a new school. I remember that I was confused, angry and anti-social, and my younger sister was really popular, and refused to hang out with me at the new school. But then there was this boy who was kinda friendly, and I think he was genuinely concerned about me for some reason.

It felt so real, although I couldn't recognise any of the people -- even my supposed father. It was almost as though that for those few moments, I was living someone else's life.

Which would be pretty cool thing, I guess, except that that girl's life had so much despair. I don't know how I'd be able to deal with being all lost and lonely, because I've been coddled all my life, and to tell the truth, I'm actually glad of it. I like to think I appreciate what I have.

Especially since I get to hang out with some of the coolest people I know.

Although my brother has been giving me the evil eye ever since nospeak sent me back the other day. Honestly. My closest friends include rebound_sama and gangsterbrat, who are as crazy as it gets. Hee! ^_^ I can take care of myself.

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I don't like aprons [06 Feb 2004|09:25pm]
[ mood | guilty ]

My mother has decided that it is time for me to hit the kitchen full time. I used to cook occasionally, because it seemed like a fun thing to do every once in a while. Of course I know the basics, but apparently now I must be more dedicated. I am mildly disturbed. My mother takes her cooking very seriously, and it seems she expects the same of me.

My brother is, and always will be, a better cook than me. I think he could even give Uozomi-sempai a run for his money, given the chance. ^_^

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Simple pleasures [28 Jan 2004|07:12pm]
[ mood | relaxed ]

The best part about coming home is knowing there's a mug of hot chocolate, a pair of fuzzy slippers and a long hot bath waiting for me. ^_^

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[26 Jan 2004|09:58am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

I think I killed my brother's fish.

Oh wait, no. It's still alive.


Oh, and kaede_rukawa, is that offer for a scientific calculator still up?

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Morning run! [18 Jan 2004|09:57am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

I love taking morning jogs, I really do. Just breathing in, it feels as though the whole world has been made new overnight. And then when I start jogging, I feel as though I'm being made new right there along with everything else.

And it's even cooler when I go past one of the two basketball courts along my route and find others playing there. Like this morning, there were these three boys from some school I don't know, and they were trying to do a one-on-one, although one of them kept complaining that he didn't want to be made the ref. I didn't stay long, though, because it's rude to stare.

One thing though, I never see girls playing at these public courts. :(

There are girl basketball players out there. I should know, considering that I was on a team of them once upon a time. But where are all of them, then? Is it because they don't want to be gawked at when playing in public? That can't be right, because I see volleyball and gymnasts all the time at the beach and other places.

Oh well. Anyway, things to look forward to: shopping with paperfan_queen, yay!

Things to get:

  • Hat. Preferably a big floppy one.

  • Calculator. Need a new one for this year's higher level math.

  • New shoes. One of my old fav pair of sneakers got eaten by a mud puddle.
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    Vigilance? [04 Jan 2004|06:34pm]
    [ mood | worried ]

    My brother has taken to walking with me whenever I have to go anywhere. I really appreciate it, but he's got his own things to worry about, what with him leaving for university soon.

    I keep a penknife close at hand at all times. In theory that's a good thing, right? But I can't say I actually know how to use it if I really need to.

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    ~ private entry ~ [27 Dec 2003|11:30am]
    [ mood | guilty ]

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    Pretty! [22 Dec 2003|10:34pm]
    [ mood | cheerful ]

    Streaks turned out nice. At least, Matsui says so. At first the colour was a bit too subtle and I was a bit disappointed, but after a couple of showers the highlights finally showed up. ^_^

    My brother caught whiff of the party the_bad_boy wants to have, and promptly got our parents to ground me. Oh well. It's not like I really celebrate Christmas anyway.

    I have maroon streaks! ^_______^

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    Things are lightening up... [17 Dec 2003|04:19pm]
    [ mood | giggly ]

    gangsterbrat is a "very bad influence" on me. ^_______^

    I'm gonna go to the salon and get maroon streaks now. Yay!

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    Yes, it hurts... [13 Dec 2003|03:17pm]
    Well, I've been running back and forth over the past week, have had little time to myself, or to even check up on the journals.

    As most people should know by now, we lost the game against Kainan in the semi-finals. It was a tough match. I never noticed before when I was just a spectator, but Maki-sempai's sheer presence exudes power. And Jin-sempai. Goodness, you'd think he was a mecha or something by the way he kept making three-pointer after three-pointer... Which isn't to say we didn't do well, either. Captain was, of course, quicker on his feet than Maki-sempai. Mitsui-sempai gave Jin-sempai a run for his money. As for Sakuragi and Rukawa... I still get goosebumps when I think about some of their plays. I am so unbelievably proud of them.

    However, after talking to Ayako, Anzai-sensei and various players over the past days, I'm more than a little surprised with all the accumulating negativity. I mean, okay, I did lose some of my control in the court after that final dunk (*embarrassed*), but we learn, right? We learn from our mistakes, right? Right?

    I never understood how my brother kept insisting on taking responsibility for all his team's failures over the years. I don't even understand it now, when I see various persons doing the same. I mean, then what's the point of being a team? We're not made up of one person. *confused*


    Congratulations to Kainan. I hope they do well representing Kanagawa in the Nationals.
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    The games are finally starting... [01 Dec 2003|04:31pm]
    [ mood | nauseated ]

    I'm so scared I feel like throwing up.

    It was one thing to be on the sidelines, where everything was much simpler. You watch, you cheer, you let them know you're on their side, but really, at the end of the day you're nothing more than a voice in the crowd.

    It's a completely different thing to be on the bench, where you're neither here nor there. You're not a bystander, there to allow yourself to get caught up the game, but you're not in the game itself where you have the power to control the way it goes.

    Neither here nor there. Um.

    I've gotta go work on those travel arrangements now.

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    All snug and cosy [18 Nov 2003|12:31pm]
    [ mood | blissfully happy ]

    I love my grandmother. She is so cool. ^__________^ My parents let me stay with her for the weekend, which I haven't done for practically forever.

    I've always been closer to my grandmother. I suppose it can be traced back to when my parents had to leave me with her just after I was born because of something or the other. Not that I hold a grudge or anything, because it's not like I can actually remember.

    She's the most awesome storyteller. I could listen to her voice for hours.

    That, and she makes the bestest tempura ever.

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    It's more difficult than it looks [29 Oct 2003|08:05pm]
    [ mood | artistic ]

    A distraction to keep the hands busy.

    Why haven't I been to this place before? There are quite a number of designs I've never seen before that I will be sure to try.

    Right now I'm in the middle of doing Cat (Intermediate Difficulty). Hmm.

    Note to self: Buy more colourful origami paper.

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    Pre-requisite for journalism is being nosy? [15 Oct 2003|08:31pm]
    [ mood | refreshed ]

    I went to talk to May today about her apparent need to harass some of our players. Sadly, I didn't accomplish much other than surprise her by my appearance at all, but I did find out this:


    Well it's to be expected because our journals are public, and the board has warned her not to use anything posted in any of our entries for her "newspaper" articles, but still. >_<


    My brother thinks nospeak is very talented. I think he's being genuine, but it's hard to tell with that little vein popping all over his forehead.

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