jemz: (just getting ready to hug)
It's been a while, hasn't it?

Well the good news is that I'm still here on LJ! I haven't gone anywhere permanent although I do have a DW account (creatively named jemz if you want to find me! :D ) that can be accessed at work.

Anime Central was a lot of fun and very, very different from my experiences at FanimeCon but in a really good way! I was treated like guest royalty and even did some work for the concert. Then came all the drinking! Man, people in Chicago sure like their drinks! ;-)

FanimeCon was a huge success! The MusicFest concert was utterly fantastic and I'm a huge fan of Matsushita Yuya and a bigger fan of FLOW's. Also, gotta brush up on my dancing skills for the Black & White Ball. Everything went really well despite some hiccups which is totally normal.

I had a pretty good rest over the last two months. But I think it's about time I should announce a huge life change. Well, it's not exactly huge but a pretty major one. :D

But I'm no longer single!

As in........I GOT MARRIED. :D


So, um, how's your summer so far? ;-)
jemz: (Holiday - warm mug)
Hey friends! I'm still here! Yay!

It's been pretty rocky for the past few months. But I had a good, quiet Christmas. It wasn't quite the same but I don't think it'll ever be that way again. It'll take some time for things to get better, so one step at a time, right?

Anyways, I've been pretty immersed in my own world for a while. I've been reading crafting blogs, food blogs, wedding blogs, and shopping etsy like a fiend. A FIEND!!! So many things that I want to do for my own wedding but a)there's no time, b)there's not enough money for me to want to put Swarvosky crystals on all the wedding invitations, c)I don't have time, d)making my own wedding cake is out of my time budget and definitely insane, e)I wish I could afford the gigantic wedding that I really want to have on a cruise liner (which was nixed by the fiance on the account that his mom hates sailing D: ) or at a castle (also nixed because the castle I want would probably be in France and fiance's mom does not want to fly there. DDD: ).

So I was fairly crafty today and finally did the wine charms I've been wanting to make for a while. Super easy and really fun to do. But it brought me back to my college days when I was beading jewelry to relieve stress. I figured if I did a bunch of things to give as gifts, I would have them on hand for any occasion including Christmas. It felt so good to just create something.

But it's time to do some cleaning for the new year, which will be my focus for the next couple of days. So if anyone wants to buy some of my BPAL, the list is here! Free shipping for all my friends!

I'll try to post more often! In fact, it's one of my resolutions. What are some of your resolutions for the New Year?
jemz: (Jin - pretty in NYC)
omg. am drowning in Fanime work and RL work.

But I had a blast watching the Yoshida Brothers play last night. They are so awesome!!!!

Tomorrow night, I'm totally excited to see Epik High!!! And I'll get to squish [livejournal.com profile] halffling & [livejournal.com profile] firefly_wish and maybe [livejournal.com profile] g_aria. [livejournal.com profile] liangzhu will be coming with me and Huong to the concert and the afterparty! :D I AM PRETTY EXCITED.

Then comes Fanime meeting on Saturday. Oh man, I'm so not ready but I'll try my best! Only 6 more days before Fanime begins!!!!!!
jemz: (DBSK - so tired!)
Oh hey, look who is online again!? Yup. That's right. ME!!! *happy dance*

Which isn't to say that I haven't exactly been without internet connection since I last posted in the warm lobby of the Hilton Seattle where I was enjoying Sakura-Con with some fantastic friends and making new ones. I've had internet......on my blackberry (aka Shige-Dex). I just haven't had time to make a post!

So what's new/happening/exciting in my life in the past two weeks?

I'm so glad you asked! )

So. How are you doing this fine spring? :D Less hectic than me, I hope. One day soon I will actually comment on your posts! Promise!
jemz: (DBSK - Happy Jae!)
Yo. I'm still here! Still busy! I'm frantically packing, procrastinating, packing, getting things together, packing for NEW ORLEANS to see ISO and JENY. OMG. I'm so excited! You have no idea how much running around I've done. I haven't checked LJ in ages and I feel so behind!!!

BUT BACK TO PACKING THINGS TO SEE ISO. OMG. YAY!!!!! Next time I post, I'll be in New Orleans. With ISO and Jeny. FLAILING LIKE MAD. fja;sldkfj;aslkdfj;laskjf;asldfj;aldsfkj;aldsfkja;ldsfkj;asldfj;ladsjf;ladsjf;ladsjf;ladsjf;ljadf;ljadsf;lja;ldsfj;ladsjf;lasdjf;lafdj

This means a long weekend of fun, laughter, ISO and JENY, bachelorette party madness, drinks galore, banana fosters at Brennan's, dinner at Palace Cafe, clubbing, dancing, girl talking, sexy dresses and fierce makeup, and a whole lotta fun.


Gotta finish packing, shower, and sleep before going in to work for a half day. I'm flying out at 2:30pm, so watch out for random text messages from me as I WILL BE STUCK in Vegas for 2 1/2 hours without interwebs. woe.
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: (Holiday - starry cutters)
Today started off wonderfully lazy. I woke up at 5:30am and thought to myself, "I don't have to go to work today!!!" and promptly went back to sleep.sleepy IT WAS GLORIOUS!!

So I'm just tooling around online and cleaning up a few things around the house. Going to make chocolate chip yogurt cookies soon to bring over to [livejournal.com profile] racerxmachina & [livejournal.com profile] roseembolism for their High Tea festivities. I'm going to bring over some of my teas to share. <3

But for now, it's been a fantastic day of laziness so far.

JE_Hols is now done with posting. I'm really glad things went off successfully despite all the madness and flurry behind the scenes. I'm going to miss being able to post fics every day and watching people flail. Watching people enjoy it means a lot! And the turnout!? heartyeyes So much love for everyone who participated!!

Oh! Now that I have a bit more time, I wanted to know who you think I should friend?! I know there are some people who friended me while I was insanely busy and I didn't get a chance to friend them back, so they de-friended me. I'm very sorry if you were one of them! But since work is easing up, I have more time to flail! :D Recommend me someone I need to flail around with?
jemz: (Holiday - red xmas treeeeee)
Because I've been super busy and people have been poking me for things that I would want, here's my list. This also works for my birthday, which is a month later.

Step 1. Make a post to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me.") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD.") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/tv."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your e-mail address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. (Note: home address, not required!)

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, so that the holiday joy will spread.


Step 2. Surf around your friends list (or friends friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part: If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true.

Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use -- or even know where you could get someone's dream pure bred basset hound for free -- do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call. There are no guarantees with this project, and no strings attached. Just... wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


my xmas list! )

If you need my address, feel free to email me, swtjemz@livejournal.com! :D

And I forgot I was tagged to do the happy things meme, here's my first day! I tag everyone who isn't doing this!

The rules are that for 8 days you have to post something that made you happy that day. Tag 8 people to do the same.

+ finally posting things up on jehols. I've been waiting for almost a year.
+ shopping for presents for the homeless
+ getting ingredients for my favorite cookies!
+ staying warm when it's raining outside.
+ Koyamamamama
+ wearing pretty eye shadow today.
+ vanilla oolong
jemz: (DBSK - where's the rum?)
MINNA-SAN!!!

It's an early celebration of Kenchi's birthday! So after a delicious dinner at Kyoto Palace, we're at [livejournal.com profile] karberry's house singing karoake and drinking a TON of alcohol. Blowjobs, quick fucks, mango margaritas, and many mojitos later, I'm totally tipsy! The others are all singing and I'm feeling the effects of 2 blowjobs (kahlua, irish cream, & vodka), 2 quick fucks (Kahlua, irish cream, & midori layered on top), and lots of other alcohol!

:D

all I want to do is keep drinking and flail around! They're singing slow songs! Not fun, y0. I totally want to be dancing around or playing Thumper. Or do something! Idk. Anything that's more energizing because I think my buzz is totally coming down.

You know what? I miss everyone from Lumos and Prophecy. I miss being able to sit around and do nothing but drink, laugh, drink, laugh a lot, drink, flail, tell mousaPi that the others in the room should love DBSK, not miss PoT because I'm too busy flailing over DBSK or w-inds. or JE boys, hang out in the hot tub with lots of gorgeous people in a skimpy bikini, making out with a hottie, drink, and just flail a lot.

wahhh. i'm so tipsy. i miss you all. *GROPES*
jemz: (WaT - Dr. Koike)
Mmm...still in recovery from the crazy Halloween party, the fantastic time at the California Academy of Sciences, 6 hours of Killer Bunnies, and a day of being amazingly lazy (I even had a gourmet nap!) with sporatic cleaning.

I've resolved myself to try and blog every day this month for National Blogging Day but we all know how incredibly busy I tend to get, so we shall see how long I can last!

Also, I wanted to flail over the all the pamphlets I received from [livejournal.com profile] snowqueenofhoth because OH MY GOD!!! How I love them so and aslkjf;alsfk I've been flipping through them all and just...a;skjf;alskjf I WISH I WAS THERE FOR EACH OF THE SHOW/CONCERT!!! Shige's solow show pamphlet is ridiculously big (as big as the Dream Boys 2008 pamphlets) and Nakamaru's cracks me up while Ueda's is so damn pretty. I may end up doing a list of pamphlets I have just to keep track of them all! *___* And Tsubasa's is amazing.

Okay, off to bed I go.
jemz: (DBSK - lean back)
I'm totally happy with my nails this time! But it's late and I need sleep!

Rules!

1. You must take between six and eight new photographs per day.
2. Your WITL must be consecutive. no skipping days.
3. You must post your photographs at the end of that day, sometime after the last picture is taken.
4. Each photograph must have the time taken beneath and a title, with no other explanation.


Days
Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

my nails are pretty this time! )
jemz: (Jin & Ueda - hanging out)
So it seems like a good portion of my flist is feeling down. teardrop So, because these things always cheer me up when I go back and re-read some of the comments, let's have a

SNAPS CUP MEME!!!



This is totally encouraged by [livejournal.com profile] jackoweskla, who held me back when I wanted to do one earlier but we agreed that now is a perfect time. <3 Because we heart1 our flist.


How to Play:

1) Comment with your username.
2) Link to your comment from your LJ so people can reply to your comment and leave anonymous comments with reasons why you're awesome and wonderful and amazing!
3) Then people will leave comments with their own usernames, link to those comments in their LJs and so on! YAY!

Free free to PIMP this out or it won't work!

Anon-comments on, IP logging off. Mean or wanky comments will be deleted. It's time to spread some love!


And to help you with easy linking to your name/thread, have some code!
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: (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: (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: (Ryo - Mmmm. HIP LINES.)
So many things have happened in the past 3 days!

ngày thứ bảy - I flew to LA in the morning. Little did I realize that my terminal was not connected to Cara's terminal and was really at the opposite side. So, with about 40 minutes to spare, I walked to her terminal. :D Then we were picked up by [livejournal.com profile] karinberry and hung out in Little Tokyo! We met up with [livejournal.com profile] ilanabean42, her sister, and her crazy friend (HI!) for more hanging out before checking into our hotel. Btw, the Miyako Hotel rocks! Heated toilet seats and region-free dvd player allowed us to relax and giggle over great concerts! [livejournal.com profile] saturnianlove joined us after her long drive and we giggled some more with her.

We met up with [livejournal.com profile] peroxidepest17 in the evening after an adventure in getting LOST. I showed my mettle in the driver's seat by keeping up with [livejournal.com profile] karinberry. XD After dinner, it was KARAOKE time in K-town. Lots of fun! Especially if you know all the hand movements and hip thrusting. Daite, Daite Senorita! *hip swivels*


chủ nhật - We woke up and had a leisurely morning of getting ready before heading down for a brunch. Did some quick last minute shopping after checking out of the hotel. Sadly, we had to part and thus began losing people. Said goodbye to [livejournal.com profile] saturnianlove at the parking structure, then [livejournal.com profile] ilanabean42 at the train station, and to [livejournal.com profile] karinberry & [livejournal.com profile] pastdazed at my terminal. <3 It was almost teary for me and then we resolved to do this at least once a year! :D With me planning it again. ;-)

I then flew home. [livejournal.com profile] rightsock was kind enough to pick me up and take me straight to the Fanime meeting, in which I was immediately pulled into some quick but important meetings. Left at 5:30pm and came home. Crashed out for ages. XD All that excitement, y0.


ngày thứ hai - Today was catch-up day. I caught up on sleep and was totally late. I had a lot of work I still need to catch up on. I saw previews of KAT-TUN's Don't U Ever Stop PV in bad fancam quality. I took over [livejournal.com profile] jesummary (next post goes up tomorrow night!). And I found some time tonight to help my kuya and his fiancee do the invitations during our weekly Dancing With the Stars night. :D

Also, watched Rain & Colbert dance! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] elise_maxwell for the link!



Now I still have a bunch of things to do and I'll try to get to them tomorrow! I've been super busy lately and have been SO BAD at being a good friend online despite being that social butterfly. XD I'll do them tomorrow! My bed is calling out my name! Hope everyone is doing well and NOT STRESSING OUT LIKE I AM. a;fkja;slfkjas;lf 15 more days!!!
jemz: (Jin - Y HALLO THAR)
I was going to post and say that I'm safe at mousaPi's place in Harrisburg. I was going to say that the freeways from Baltimore back to PA is confusing. And that Maxie is so full of love and dinner was absolutely fantastic since smoked salmon with wasabi aioli on tortilla chips and drinking a nice chilled glass of Reisling is decadent when eating in front of a gorgeous view of the Inner Harbor. And that the new exhibit of the Aquarium is super tall and utterly amazing. And that I AM ON THE EAST COAST.

But no.

JIN. JIN'S SOLO SONG. HAS. ME. FLAILING. LIKE. A. TEENYBOPPER.

There was a preview leak of his song. And DAMN, he is totally channeling Justin Timberlake. I love the beats and the song already. Throw in Jin's sexy vocals and the words "I could taste the sweet lovejuice" and I AM A PUDDLE OF GOO. This is a total clubbing song. I love it so much.

WHO IS ON TO FLAIL WITH ME!?!?!?!?!?!? EDIT: AIM CHATROOM - SWEETLOVEJUICE
jemz: (Kanjani8 x KAT-TUN - Jin kissing Ohkura)
HAVE I SAID THAT I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT TRIP?

Yes, I AM.

Because I am going to the East Coast at the end of April and get to see as many cool people as I can!

I'm flying into Baltimore on April 24 in the late afternoon. mousaPi is picking me up and [livejournal.com profile] maxine_chan is going to meet up with us for dinner. ANYONE IN THE AREA IS WELCOME TO JOIN IN. :D

Then April 25th is Koyamamama's recital!

AND THEN, ON APRIL 26th IS NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!! So mousaPi, Koyamamama, and I are going to meet up with marksy to head into NYC. I wanna meet everyone in NYC who can make it! I'm looking at you, [livejournal.com profile] tinyangl, [livejournal.com profile] procreational, [livejournal.com profile] phonestrap!!! Cia-chan says she'll make time for me! :D ANYONE ELSE? LET ME KNOW.

There's more but really, I want to do a fun fandom dinner where we can talk all we want about hot JE idols, non-JE idols, and heck, even KPOP idols. Yes, that means I am talking about DBSK/SuJu/SE7EN/Big Bang/Epik High/SS501/Shinhwa/HOT KOREAN IDOLS, y0. XD

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS. Because once this trip is over, it's off to Los Angeles to hang out with some more fabulous people! *BEAMS*

also, [livejournal.com profile] halffling, [livejournal.com profile] rabbitattack, [livejournal.com profile] fireflywish, WE ARE STILL UP FOR SUNDAY, Y/Y? I'll be at your place, Biku, Karen, and we can head to Japantown to tool around! Usual time! Want to do Juuban for lunch? *________*
jemz: (geisha)
Just because. :)

some guilty confessions )

How are you doing, flist? ^_^ Got any guilty confessions to make?

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