Category Archives: @Anya@
This quarter I finally bit and taking Japanese 101, despite the 8:30 class time. When we were starting out with the hiragana we had to write them in a workbook, learning a few characters a day. I didn’t remember jackshit about which character is which or what something is supposed to look like – writing the same character over and over isn’t effective at all (at least for me it wasn’t, I have a really bad memory), except ‘ki’ for some reason. Probably because I kept saying kikikikikikikikikikikiki as I wrote each line. A random string of characters would work better.
Which leads me to: songs! About the only things that are regularly translated to romaji are lyrics, since everything else is directly translated to English for the people who don’t know Japanese, and the ones who do know Japanese can read in the original kanji/hiragana/etc. But songs are for singing so you need to know how they’re said, hence the giant surplus of romaji that’s in relatively random (for this purpose) order.
Update: I used this method when we had to learn katakana, and it worked like a charm just like it did with hiragana. I don’t have trouble distinguishing between them or recalling the right character either. Read the rest of this entry
Happy Birthday to me…… I’m alone like that picture. Minus the pretty dress and the cake. I WANT CAKE. Maybe I’ll celebrate by going to get a decent dinner, though I’ll probably stay holed up in my room and order pizza as usual.
What does a birthday mean? A day where a bunch of people on Facebook that haven’t talked to me in years start saying Happy Birthday. (With Twitter it’s people I actually talk to quite often.) Celebrating getting older and closer to what some call the Christmas Cake Age (25 and unwanted)… well I’m still young (just turned 20) so I don’t mind stuff like that. Age doesn’t matter as much anymore anyways, the Christmas Cake is nothing more than a joke now. Besides it’s nice to have a day where you can feel special, even if it’s like the above picture.
Oh well, might as well review what’s been going on with my life lately. And a little birthday request at the end. Read the rest of this entry
EDIT: This was an April Fools joke, and since apparently many people didn’t read to the end I’m putting it up top. Also, I’m taking any questions for an FAQ on my life being transgendered, since when people talk to me about it the same questions always pop up so I thought might as well collect any I might have missed.
As many of you know, I am – well was – transgendered. It’s a topic that I talk about a lot, and mentioned a few times on this blog. However, this is going to end.
There’s an uncertainty that comes along with being transgendered, and sometimes you just don’t know if it’s really who you are and that you won’t change your mind in the future. I started to have some doubts, and I can’t take it anymore. What if I decide later that I didn’t really want to be a girl?
I don’t know anymore! Read the rest of this entry
This post will lean a little towards my personal side of things. After all, a part of consuming entertainment is wish fulfillment and exploring a side of yourself, is it not? Even if it’s about thoughts left over from your childhood in a magical girl show. Read the rest of this entry
Love is in the air~<3
As I stated in the earlier post, let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day together instead of sulking alone! Though I’ve just been rejected and want to sulk in bed all day… I’ll hang around with you guys!
So! The event will be from 6pm-8pm EST, 3pm-5pm PST. We’ll just get on skype, talk, eat our chocolate, maybe share embarrassing stories :3 and for anime watching I was thinking we can watch parts of Itazura na Kiss and B Gata H Kei, so get the first 4 episodes or so for each of them (I doubt we’ll see all of that, but just get them anyways). If enough people are interested we can hop on Teamspeak and sing cheesy love songs in karaoke too ^^. Read the rest of this entry