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So. Musical auditions are next Thursday. I'm not doing the musical for personal and extraneous reasons, mostly badminton season, clashing schedules, and my personal sanity because I get frustrated during complex dance routines (of which there are many in Crazy For You because it's a tap show) and I still can't even do the 32-count routine we were taught for the audition because I am not that fleet-footed. (Maybe I should take some dance lessons over the summer--but they'd be hip-hop because I've done some line and jazz before and now tap, and I hate all three with a passion--but I digress.)

In any case, I still have to prepare for the audition because it's our final exam for choir. We're required to sing one of the songs they gave us, read part of the script, and do the dance. I'm going to botch the dance and I don't even know why I'm preparing this hard for the song and speaking portion when I'm not even going to be in it, but I guess it all comes down to proving myself and showing the choir directors that at the very least, I've got some talent somewhere in me.

So here's a run through of the song "Somebody to Watch Over Me" (performed without much warm-up XD) and the speaking portion. I'm doing both parts in the speaking because it's just fun to say Bobby's lines in the most exaggerated fashion possible. Bobby's lines are the ones that sound like Goofy and are spoken really quickly. >.>

Please give them a listen and tell me what you think. ♥
It is 6AM but what was I doing instead of sleeping or studying? Singing. >___>

Have a cover of "Loveless" that I basically went through twice and then cut together the best pieces from the two recordings, so it's not the best thing ever but it's not a tuneless mess like... certain other covers. .___. I don't think I'm a bad singer at all, fyi, and I think I sound pretty decent, static-y mic and terrible mixing job and all. /ego

That's it. I've done nothing the past few days but laze around, watch videos, and practice my Japanese on Lang-8. As a result I am learning lots of new things. Yaaaaaay. \o/ I also have a language twitter, @rosyrambling. Quite apt. XD

As for my previous entry, thank you for all your comments. ♥ I'll keep on trying.
Happy holidays! ♥

I hope you guys are all having an awesome winter. :3 Your regularly scheduled spam will come at a better hour of the day. XD

Dec. 22nd, 2010

Way of Life meme - days 06 and 07Collapse )

Earlier I was practicing my vocal festival piece and I recorded myself singing in a classical style for probably the first time. Uhm. XD I sound like Snow White, kind of, a little trembly on the high notes but solid otherwise. Well, until my voice cracks on an F sharp because I haven't warmed up (and I never do, which is bad >__>). I'm pretty pleased with the way I sound so far though, but I really need to stop hanging under on A's and start looking at the dynamics. XD;; One step at a time though.

I'm also trying to watch LIVE! LIVE! LIVE! but seriously, I'm failing a lot at it. XD Maybe I should skip to the documentary, but I kind of want to watch them be stupid during the concert too. I'm having fun picking out little RyoShige moments though. 8D

...orz I am such a good fangirl.

Dec. 19th, 2010


Way of Life meme - days 01 and 02Collapse )

Pronunciation meme.Collapse )

ON ANOTHER NOTE, RIHA WROTE ME KIND OF AWKWARD RYOSHIGE (okay, so the actual title is "don't look now (you've got me going)", PG-13, based on the Duet messages from these comm-locked translations here). IT'S AWESOME AND EPIC AND I LOVE IT SOOOOOOOO. ♥♥♥ READ IT NOW. KAY? GO. WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE? (O______O)

...seriously. Words cannot express my love and adoration. Thank you so so so much, Riha! ♥♥♥

Dec. 3rd, 2010

I'm basically making a post just so I can use this icon. XD Thank you, Riha! I've wanted a Jinnifer icon forever. Kanjani8 popsicles just did not compare. :< I also have a Toma icon now (lol whut?), but that is to be used in times of extreme despair and wtf-ery when I want to scream.

So... what's happened over the past few days? XD I wrote Pin in a helicopter but failed to make Code Blue jokes? I got an A on my chem quiz? I rediscovered my love and adoration for 2NE1? I can name all of SHINee thanks to two people on my flist? Yaaaaaay?

In slightly more pressing matters...Collapse )

Th-th-that's all, folks! :Db

a letter.

Because one of yuumei_nata 's wishlist items was to write a letter to the world explaining why everyone should be happy. I'm not the best at this, but here goes. XD

Dear universe,Collapse )

'cause all I want to do is make you rock.

Other than make dirty jokes out of my Euro textbook today, what did I do? Cling to a plant.

Well, among other things.Collapse )

Man, I want a pair of Ray-Bans for my prescription lenses. There probably wouldn't be as large a glare on the real ones.
Instead of telling you all about my Black Friday adventures, which I will do on a later date when I have better pictures, y'all get memes and rambling from me today. Yay!

Stolen from pipsqueaksCollapse )

from februaryfour!Collapse )

I've also been doing some thinking lately about my fashion sense. 2010 is the year I really started paying attention to what I wore and putting on more than just a top and jeans to go to school with. I've started designing clothes again, after a period of time in which I thought, "What's the point? I'm never going to wear any of it" because I realized today that I've stopped letting my body shape dictate what I'm going to wear.

...well, that's not true, because I'm always going to pick clothes that suit my shape, but I am going to wear more shorts and skirts and tights and whatever, because that is what I want to wear, and not what I am told to wear.

Tomorrow I'm having a shoot with Amanda (whenever she picks up her phone, gdi) and I think I'm finally going to update my lookbook. Because even if everyone else is model-thin on there, my size doesn't mean I don't have style too.

On another note, I now have an Ameba blog for Japanese practice. XD;;
A little rambling on Thanksgiving.Collapse )

Because it's Thanksgiving, you get a Christmas post. Yay.

Christmas wishlist, both fandom and non-fandom.Collapse )

So yes, happy turkey day, happy Friday to some parts of the world, and generally, a happy day! ♥♥♥
I know I exaggerate. I know I say I love you all but honestly, I don't know some of you very well. I want to change that, but sometimes I just don't want to leave generic comments. I like replies to anything I write and don't want you to write the exact same reply you had to previously. Maybe it's the years of trying to write fantastic discussion questions for English that makes me want to stand out, so I know I don't comment much, but usually I only will if I know you very well and want to capslock at you or have congratulations to offer or, on rare occasions, have thought-provoking things (well, kind of) to say. And sorry, I'm a little black-and-white in that I'm overdramatic and push the limits of what I mean. A lot.

But if I could be honest, forthright, and not at all exaggerated for once: I regret friending none of you.

Even if I don't know you very well, I don't just keep you out of courtesy. I'm honest; cryptic maybe, but if I disliked you, I'd cut you like that. I don't let fear of being disliked on the internet get in the way like I do in real life.

So guess what that means? You get to like whatever you like. You get to feel however you feel. As long as you don't dislike me for what I love or hate or like or dislike, we're all good. Because I think that love and like are very precious sorts of feelings. If you honestly dislike someone solely for what they like/dislike/love/hate, look at yourself and find what the real problem is, because it's not them. It might not even be you. The human brain is a mysterious thing and sometimes it just doesn't make any sense.

And again, you're free to defriend me at any time. You don't even have to explain it to me, just do it. It'll be easier for the both of us.
I... painted my nails again. Normally I'm not really one for nail polish; I only do it on occasion, but I liked having done the Yellow Gold nails, so yesterday I bought a black nail art pen and also picked myself up a bottle of gorgeous Yasu!blue nail polish and did my nails while watching TV and talking to reiicharu last night. Right hand, left hand, and yes, that does say "HEY GIRL, not you!". /lame

I bought a nice lipstick on discount yesterday too, Rimmel's Moisture Renew in 620, Spotlight Beige. It's a really gorgeous color, kind of close to my natural lip but with a little more pop (maybe beige, maybe a little orange) to it. It's very matte and rich, and I'm hoping I'll get some moisture out of it because I have very dry, perpetually chapped lips that Chapstick can only do so much for. Ah, the hazards of having oversized lips. :\

Also, Crystal Renn is my hero. For those of you who don't know her, she's one of the world's most successful supermodels. And yes, she's considered "plus sized" (though honestly, she's very average-sized). She lost a third of her body weight in order to become a model when she was younger and then struggled with her weight for 3 years before finally saying enough was enough and gaining 70 pounds, and afterward, she walked a Jean-Paul Gautlier show in a yellow gown covered in flowers that he made especially for her.

She is beautiful, she is healthy, and I read her book, Hungry over the summer and was inspired first by her beauty and then by her story. As someone who has struggled with body image for a long, long time now, she always reminds me that you can be normal sized and beautiful. You can be larger than life and still beautiful.

Anyone can be beautiful, no matter what.

kanarazu i keep it for you~

RE: this entry about Jin's concerts. It's irrational to think that we can judge based on one concert in a part of the US that really doesn't house many Japanese people in general, or JE fans period. I know people are bitter about the lack of advertising, about the management not doing their job--heck, some people are still bitter he left and are saying "I told you so" already.

But... you know what? He's living his dream and we can't blame him for that. All we can do is step back and support him where he is. I don't know if you know this, but onstage, it's easy to see every little bit of apprehension or negativity under those lights. And in Chicago, he kept smiling, like the empty seats didn't matter, like the only important thing was him performing the way he wanted to for people who truly wanted to see him. The important thing is that he's having fun and that he's happy.

He's happy and doing what he loves. Isn't that what matters most?

ryogrande told me, "we can't make the haters see the truth. we can only see it ourselves." All we can do is support him as he is through thick and thin, and be happy that he's happy. That's what we're supposed to do as fans, I believe, is lend our support when the artist needs it more than ever, and now is that time for Jin.

I am keeping the faith.

Nov. 7th, 2010

YELLOW FREAKING GOLD 3010'S FIRST STOP. I just got home and now I'm like. ;___; Exhausted. omg. But I will type everything I remember up because I can. I actually don't know if it all happened in this order or if I'm missing songs (I shouldn't be! D:) because my memory is fail. It should all be there though, in a generally linear structure. But it's going to be messy. XD;; Half coherent concert report to follow... now.


That's all for now! XD I might edit this if I remember something or realize something happened in a different order because I know my memory is just horrible with these things. tl;dr, Jin is gorgeous and looked happy and Yellow Gold 3010 was amazing. If you're going to see it, great, have fun; if you're not, I'm sorry this is so incoherent hope that you one day get to experience it. <3

to Riha and Chey, it was nice meeting you guys. <3 I wish I could have stuck around, but Lizzie wanted to go and she was kind of my ride home. .__. And I have school tomorrow. BUT. You two are so nice and cute and alkfja;dlf I was happy I got to see y'all. <333
I just met reiicharu like a few hours ago, thanks to ryogrande and since then we have been chatting on gtalk. She is my Jie and I am her Meimei I think. idk,, I'm kind of incoherent from being sleepy. XD In the past few hours, we have capslocked, been awkward, and she has fed me fic and I have read said fic and we've capslocked more and it's been a very fun time, despite my heart being all twisty all over the place because of said fic. XD <3

So um, this is basically me saying hi, Rei. I have an intro post in case I haven't told you everything about me already. :Dv

I think she and I are going to get along great. <3 MY FACE HURTS. BECAUSE OF HER. Stupid smiling, this is why I don't do you in long bursts.

In other news, YELLOW GOLD 3010 TODAAAAAY~~ considering that it is 1:30AM. Yes. I'm not getting that extra hour of sleep. oh well, I can deal. I'm too excited to sleep, quite honestly, and I can deal with that. I'm just like. jittery. 18 hours, not even. a;olfkadaj;lsd BRB SLEEPING SO 7PM COMES FASTER.

...except I'm not. Still capslocking at Rei. XD

Oct. 30th, 2010

The bad news is that I think I blew my chemistry test something horrible. The good news, though, outweighs that. Sort of.

On Thursday I had a math competition. I thought it was going to be absolutely horrible, considering that I've never been good at probability, which was the topic for us. I expected to get maybe two questions out of five right. I came back to the room, checked the answers, and uh. XD I got a perfect paper. Which means I got all five questions right. I don't even know how, but I was also the only perfect paper in all four grade levels. My name was on the morning announcements and everything lol. <3 Plus my school won first in everything, which hasn't happened in a long time, so that was kind of awesome.

And then Friday I went shoe shopping. And today I went shopping for an outfit for Jin's concert. 8D

Pictures and shopping adventures go under the cut.Collapse )

tl;dr I bought some really cute stuff and am not allowed to buy shoes until March. XD Any of you Chicago-con goers have plans? I think Lizzie and I are eating at the Chili's right outside the con venue before the show (with her mother >.>) so if you'd like to meet up before the concert, I'm sure we can work something out. :D <33

Other than that, I have no life and very little reading to do so the reading will wait until tomorrow and for now I will watch dramas (and further ignore the Ace/Arsenal fic I have been staring at for the past week). <3

PS: Rikon Doukyo episode 1 has been uploaded at kobayashiryoko . You need to be a member to see the entry, but it's a really cute drama. ;A; I highly recommend you watch it, especially if I ever have the time to like. attempt subbing. maybe. sort of. kindof. >.> /overly ambitious

Oct. 19th, 2010

I have a friend that can't get over her ex-boyfriend because clearly she's still "in love" with him and she tried to tell me today about the weird dreams she's been having about him. I'm glad that she stopped when I told her to just stop right there, no thank you, but I've told her before when she just tried to talk to me about him in general that I don't offer sympathy past what is due and am kind of brutally honest when I get ticked. I didn't know the guy (only met him like twice) so what on earth makes her think that I will have any reaction to it other than "...okay"?

Ugh. I hate relationship drama. I am definitely one of those people who keeps their hands free of it as much as possible because I don't see the point in getting involved at all if it's over. I love her, but people are just sometimes insufferable. *kicks things*

Maybe this makes me a bad person. You know, uncaring, stone-cold, numb--selfish, even.

But you know what? I'm tired of letting other people's ~feelings~ influence what I think and feel. I've always been the listener, now it's my time to take an extended vacation from dealing with their issues because all of the wangst and rage at other people I get dumped on me on a regular basis is really kind of screwing with my head.

Also, HAPPY HAPPY BIRFDAY JASFACE. I LOVE YOU LOTS and you'd better have watched your present when I talk to you next. It's full of flail and me being a spaz and has speshul props and everything. ;D

Oct. 17th, 2010

I could write about a lot of things right now. Heck, I could make a giant entry detailing the PSAT, IMEA auditions, school, life, choir, Kanjani8's new album, and whatnot.

Instead, hi, my name is Rose and I have been watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood all week. XD The original FMA anime was one of my first anime like four or five years ago and I was deeply, deeply in love with it. I'd actually never read the manga (still haven't orz) so I didn't know the storyline of the original story at all and just based all of my knowledge of the series on the anime. Which, you know, is the same as like the first twelve episodes of the new series, and then it diverges and well.

My mind is blown. XD The manga storyline is just so different. There's a different story behind the Homunculi and there are new characters all over the place, and not as much backstory, but idk which cast of characters I like better. I especially love Xiao Mei the tiny panda from Xing in this one though. There are these serious scenes and all of a sudden there's an image of Xiao Mei clinging onto someone and all I can manage is, "LAKFJA;LDFS ;_______; SO CUTE <3333". It's kind of a mood-killer.

Buuuuuuuut overall it's still an amazing show. I think this is one of those series I would actually watch again. :3 <3

And just to round things off, the full version of "TOPOP" off of 8UPPERS is kind of really fantastic. I haven't really listened to the full album yet, but I will soon and then I will talk about it. XD
I've been in between a rage-y mood and a really happy one lately, I don't know why. XD;; I think the stress from knowing that EVERYTHING is coming up this week is getting to me at last, and my skin is not happy with me. But on the bright side, I went to Ulta today and got make up that matches my skin! :D My old shade was from when I was much tanner and now I think it'll be fine. I'm not technically in the beige or tan shade anymore, so I have to buy light shades. I am a pale Asian, oh yes. (Bless whoever created St. Ives and papaya soap.)

I also bought a pretty bag at Macy's~ Originally $80, on clearance for $50, but with an extra $20 off because my mother spends so much money at Macy's, they give her insane coupons like that. XD;;

Anyway, I'm still dropping weight. Yay. I don't think I've been this weight since the start of freshman year, which is kind of really awesome (and sad, what did high school do to me?). I've only gone down about fifteen pounds (a little less than 7kg) since my heaviest earlier in the year, but I guess losing weight isn't a hopeless cause like I thought it was. :D And considering that this has mostly been in the last two and a half months or so, it's a real accomplishment.

But to be honest, I just want to be able to buy jeans in the regular juniors section that aren't six inches too long for once.
I HAVE JIN TICKETS. UM. ;__; We're in section 101, which is far stage right, row G, seats eight and nine. I will be able to see without craning my neck upwards alkfjals;slakds. Lizzie actually texted me during lunch and I was a bad student and sekritly!checked my phone at 12:30 (tickets went up at noon) and I proceeded to flail all day. XD We're singing "Lacrimosa" in choir, which is a mournful song, and I just couldn't think about even pretending to sound sad. |D;;

And I got a meme from jasj ! Reply and I'll give you four fandoms. You then have to make an entry writing about your favorite characters from each fandom, and why. Big Bang, ABC-Z, Pop, Kanjani8!Collapse )

And now I get to go relax one night before I do a lot of cramming for EVERYTHING. brb, singing IMEA music forever~ tomorrow I begin cramming for standardized testing. :x

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