jemz: (HYD - apples)
How did this year pass by so fast?

I'm still a bit boggled by how quickly time passed me by and that it probably all meant that I was too darn busy to notice! I was telling a few friends that I felt that I didn't accomplish very much this year. So I decided to do a Year in Review and to remind myself that I did accomplish a lot!

I combined it with that meme (Take the first sentence (or two) from the first post of each month of 2008. That's your year in review.)

So what did I do? )

I...think I need more sleep. XD
jemz: (Kanjani8 - TORN)
Next picture post of my Japan 2008 trip!

Ummm, I'll be honest. I am not going to do a write up on the Kanjani8 concert in Fukui until after the wedding on Saturday. a;lskfj;laskf need sleep! But I will write one! I promised someone I would on all three but for now, you get pictures! (Sorry for the HUGE picspam post. It'll take a few moments to load.)

Day 3 - Fukui to Kyoto )

Day 4 was spent entirely in Kyoto going to various temples. mousaPi and Shabz graciously allowed me to tailor the day of sightseeing to the temples I wanted to see. So I wanted to show them Kiyomizudera in the early light because it is beautiful in the calm dawn. Then Heian Jingu, recommended to me by [livejournal.com profile] sandpanther. I wanted to try and hit up Yasaka Jinja if we had time before meeting up with Ilana, [livejournal.com profile] alissa & co and going off to see Kinkakuji and Ryoanji but we weren't able to.

Still, I think Day 4 was one of my favorite days of all on this trip. Despite everyone calling me Leader. Leader janai!

Temples in order visited!

Kiyomizudera in the summer )


Heian Jingu )


Kinkakuji )


Ryoanji )

After all the temples, we were tired and hungry. So we headed back to Kyoto Station and decided to eat at one of the restaurants in Porta, the underground mall connected to Kyoto Station. We ended up at a okonomiyake place where we all tried okonomiyake for the first time along with takoyaki. SO GOOD. I didn't take any pictures since, in my hunger, I forgot and just enjoyed the meal. :D

We then shopped for a bit in Porta before parting ways, tired and full of delicious food.


Gah, that took longer than I thought! Sleep time. More pictures to come!
jemz: (Yamapi - MMMM. FOOOD!)
So I've been uploading pictures from Japan and will take it one day at a time, yah? I think I've done some commentary on our first few days before I became tired of writing as we were traveling in high humidity (and really, for a girl who's been living in the dry, dry heat of California, humidity ain't your friend) and we were super spazzy for a lot of the nights.

So without further ado (and I should really try to sleep early and acclimate better), here are pictures of the first day! (sorry, I was too tired lazy to resize the pictures!)

Day 1 - The arrival & Akihabara )

Day 2 - Tsukiji Fish Market, Shin Yokohama, & the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum )
jemz: (DBSK - so tired!)
TAIDAIMA!


long, long day. am going to crash now.
jemz: (Jin - Pin)
[livejournal.com profile] shabzilla wants you all to know that I just pierced her ear. With a Japanese self-piercer.


I feel that we are like Yamapi, Jin, and Kame when they pierced each other's ears.
jemz: (Default)
So, I have no clue what I wrote in the last post but I was tired and tipsy and we had a total adventure in FAIL. XD

I had fun. XD


anyways, we're off to Odaiba!
jemz: (Jin - Y HALLO THAR)
JIN. JIN! JIN!!!!!!!!

He looked so good last night! He even had a pipe to blow smoke at the beginning of TABOO!

and then him rapping a Snoop Dogg song during his solo intro during the dance break into Six Senses had Shabz and I flailing so hard and dancing our asses off like mad women. The four obaachans sitting behind us were COMPLETELY amused. Also, they were HUGE Jin fans. One of them pulled out a billion Jin uchiwas! It was amazing.

alskfjas;lfk I don't think I'm even coherent this morning to even begin describing how awesome it was!!!
jemz: (Arashi doesn't believe you. :|)
Four famous temples today in Kyoto. A fabulously cracked out Kanjani8 concert yesterday. Lots of heat and humidity. And really yummy food.

I'll write more later but I think I am ready to drop.


To my group: LEADER JANAI! D:
jemz: (w-inds. - Ryohei's mic)
The adventures of jemz and mousaPi (ie. the grand adventures in fail)

YAY! We are safely landed in Japan. Not much going on yet but we had a lovely time gabbing with [livejournal.com profile] ilanabean42 and her friend, Meaghan. Then we met up with [livejournal.com profile] alissa at their terminal while I was on the phone with [livejournal.com profile] bloodybrilliant. We passed her around like a h0 (which she totally admits that she likes) and said happy goodbyes to Ilana, Meaghan, and Alissa before heading over to our own terminal.

It was just enough that we didn't have to wait too long before boarding our own flight to Tokyo. It was fun. The flight was long and we tried to sleep. Key word is try. But I have swollen ankles to prove I made it through the pressurized flight and every time I glanced over at mousaPi, she would either do one of the following: wiggle in glee, say whoo hoo, or stare like hamster at me and then looked away. I think her guinea pig has been giving her lessons in staring. :/

"Watch out, jemz. I'm going to be watching you from outside your capsule." states MousaPi who's sitting next to me (reading over my shoulder).

Big words from her. But it's really cute how she's so excited to just be in Japan that it fuels my own excitement! We made it through the immigration, customs, currency exchange, and the ticket counter for the Keisei Skyliner only to be balked at the cell phone counters. I did not want to go to the fourth floor of the mall to slap more money on the pre-paid phone I borrowed. Oh well. Maybe in Akihabara we will find a store and get that handled. :D

Our adventures have started and I'm looking forward to the next 10 days, both of ultimate coolness and utter fail. MousaPi already has a head start. She made some random Japanese man trip over his feet. :D Way to go, Pi.

Anyways, Ryohei-top is out of batteries. More to come when we arrive at the futuristic Capsule Inn in Akihabara. I feel strange things will be occuring tonight.

Okay, so my battery died on the Ryohei-top. But we're at the Capsule Inn now and up on the top floor in the women's lounge trying to get internet on our laptops. Sadly, we are currently failing.

mousaPi wants to say we're alive and I just want to check my email. I miss everyone already and it's pretty warm here. The humidity is like a slap in the face when we walked out of Ueno Keisei station to cross the street to the JR Ueno station. The sky sprinkled fat raindrops on us. It was sprinkling when we arrived at the Capsule Inn as well.

The Capsule Inn is pretty nifty. The capsules aren't as small as I originally thought they were (I get a touch caustrophobic) and they really are pretty cool. Our pods are next to each other and we took dorktastic pictures to me laughing, "Oh hey! It's mousaPI in a POD!"

So now we're just chilling and I am elevating my swollen ankles in a poor attempt to get them to stop being swollen. This happened last yearr too. Sadly, they hurt. D:

Okay, off to see [livejournal.com profile] shimmeredusk and have dinner! Yay!
jemz: (earth in water)
*yawns*

Konbachiwa!

Today, I haven't slept yet!! Too many things to do before I leave for Tokyo! plane Nearly done with packing briefcase and emailing everyone back mailto

I am so excited, everyone!! I love traveling to new places shinkansen and seeing beautiful sights fujisan and eating delicious food onigiricakebreadfishcherryhamburgermartini

But I may be too busy to find internet to post up my travels. Don't worry! I will try my best to write them and keep a photo diary!

My excitement is growingmelody2 as the time approaches for us to leave for the airport! MousaPi and I will meet a familiar face at the airport. Ilana-chan will be in the same terminal around the same time! It will be an exciting reunion!! Ah! My excitement just grows and grows and grows!!

AH! Leaving for the airport in 4 1/2 hours!! watch Time to sleep a little bit sleepy

See you all soon, minna-san!!

jemz: (Jin - Y HALLO THAR)
Let's start off with my To-Do list!

Things to do before Japan!
* Omiage for meeting. Don't let me forget, mousaPi! Bought and Packed!
* Laundry & packing!
* Finish printing out directions and map routes for the shinkansen
* Call hair stylist for hair cut. I have red highlights! And bought some hair care stuff for it!
* Withdraw cash.
* Finish research for Japan.
* Confirm with Casey, meeting at Shin Yokohama Station
* FLAIL A LOT
* Finish[livejournal.com profile] jesummary for the week. I AM FREEEEEEEEEEE!
* GO TO TEN BILLION BBQ's on FRIDAY. Party that night.
* Watch fandom stuff! TOMAAAAAA!!!!! RIIIIIDAAAAAAA!!!!!!
* Finish dl'ing music and upload to iPod. I am craving R&B. Got Ne-Yo's album? Chris Brown? thanks, Tia love! Also, I HAVE w-inds.' NEW ALBUM!!!!! heart1heart1heart1heart1heart1
* PANIC!?
* Try not to work on Fanime stuff! July = rest period!
* Print out bridal invites on vellum. Buy green ribbon and cheesy stickers.
* Reply to comments. Err. I'm bad. :(
* Dinner with Peyton and MousaPi! Vietnamese fooooods on Tuesday.
* Pedicure with MousaPi on Wednesday!

So there really isn't much for me to talk about other than MY REALLY AWESOME HAIR. I did red highlights and they are totally rad in the sunlight. I had to buy new hair care stuff for it but OMG. SO WORTH IT. :Dv I'll upload pictures when I'm done packing and stuff.

Also, I just got new studs for my piercings. White Gold. Totally expensive but I am hoping they are worth it. I've been reacting to the surgical steel post and hoop that I have. Hopefully the new posts will be enough to calm my body down from the metal allergy and heal enough so I can sleep on my side again!!! They are totally sexy. :D I am just waiting for the shiny, sparkly rhinestone gem to come it to match my other one.

Wheeee! I need to post pictures of the care package I got from [livejournal.com profile] jackoweskla and [livejournal.com profile] iverin (or Seekrit Agent Nishikido and Seekrit Agent Higashiyama) !!!! SO MUCH LOVE FOR YOU BOTH. I know I flailed at you the day I got it but omg, must flail again! It made me feel so loved. heart1

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nerdinside for the lovely flowers! I haven't forgotten! We will have to do lunch when I come back from Japan!


Anyways, let's do a meme so I have something to babble about on the plane. :D Cheerfully from [livejournal.com profile] jackoweskla

1. It begins with a list of all 26 letters of the alphabet.
2. Comment with something you want me to talk about that starts with one of those letters. Choose whatever letters. I don't care which ones.
3. One topic per letter.
4. I will make a new post talking about all 26 topics given to me!



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A - Aquascaping
B - Bridesmaid
C - California
D -
E -
F - Fashion
G -
H - Hentai
I -
J - Jin XD
K -
L -
M -
N -
O -
P - Pomegranites
Q -
R - Rhythm
S -
T - Time
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -
jemz: (Kanjani8 - Eito circle)
I HAVE KANJANI EITO TICKETS!!!!!!!


So, all my concert tickets are now obtained! Everything is pretty much A GO for Japan! All I need is to pick up the pre-paid phone my friend is lending me, slap some money on it, and then start printing directions and information to put into my clear file.

I only have bits and pieces of planning left to do! I'm totally excited!

Now to finish up my wedding preparations. Everything is in order for the first wedding and I'm currently working on the joint bridal party and the bachelorette party themes. :D Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bitofpixiedust, [livejournal.com profile] tinyangl, and [livejournal.com profile] nihongofrancais for listening to me babble about themes and colors and invitations. heart1

OH! If anyone has any ideas for Japanese musical groups they want to see perform in the United States, I'm taking in suggestions! Please keep in mind that I probably won't have the budget to get really top names like Gackt, T.M. Revolution, any of the JE groups, or Ayumi Hamasaki. But I am curious if there are bands I should be checking out for Fanime. :D Let me know! Pimp them to me!
jemz: (w-inds. - Dancing Ryo)
GUESS WHO HAS THEIR W-INDS. TICKETS TO THE YOKOHAMA CONCERT ON JULY 12 IN THEIR HAND?!



ME.



YES. CELEBRATE WITH ME.
jemz: (Jin - Apricate)
Konnichiwa!


It's refreshing to be woken up by the sound of nature, ne!? Birds chirping, crisp air, sun in your face...

Well...it was the sun in my face that woke me up. sun Bright and blinding and warm!

But today is the beginning of a new day and I am slowly working on other things! Getting better at saying "No!" to doing more work ^_^;; before I can finish the work I have.

Also! There is this feeling of "Ah, Soon I will be Tokyo/Kyoto and enjoy the delicious food!" ricesake I am looking forward to it!! :D

This summer will be enjoyed so much!! Full of activities and seeing loved ones.

I must face each day properly with a bright smile hehehehe. Oh Sun God, please shine brightly as I eat a lot of watermelon and ice cream!



P.S. T H E N ↔ N O W
I'd love to to know what you think?
jemz: (Jin - Apricate)
Today is full of laziness and leisure.

I slept in until 10am (totally luxurious!) and had a leisurely late lunch!

It's been a wonderful day so far and I have a jug of sun tea brewing outside to sip and enjoy in an hour or so.

Today has been made even sweeter after I found out I have tickets to see KAT-TUN in Osaka and w-inds. in Yokohama! :D SO EXCITED, EVERYONE!!! I flailed super hard at mousaPi and shabz. Now to find tickets for Kanjani8 in Fukui. *crosses fingers!*

BUT I AM REALLY EXCITED TO SEE W-INDS. ON THEIR OPENING CONCERT OF THE TOUR. YES. AND JIN'S HIPS. :D I WILL SEE THEM IN ACTION IN PERSON!!!!

Now I've got America's Best Dance Crew on tv and about to work on [livejournal.com profile] jesummary and a few other things.

Best lazy day ever.
jemz: (HYD - Hanazawa Rui smile)
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!


MOUSAPI AND I HAVE OUR TICKETS TO JAPAN!! plane



I AM SO EXCITED!!

even if it was super expensive plane tickets! T_T

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