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life’s little treasures

Posted by veritas on October 28, 2010

i was reminded by someone i met this past weekend that i needed to go check out more of bump of chicken’s discography. and so as i’m sitting here listening to 宇宙飛行士への手紙 on repeat i’m reminded of this one incident in tokyo that i totally forgot about.

it was a routine weekday evening on the way back from shinjuku to my host family’s place in 東小金井 on the 中央線 when i noticed the couple sitting down in front of me were struggling with this one english question. they were fighting it being answer choice b or d and being the nosy person i am, i give them the correct answer. from there starts about 3 hours of hanging out and whatnot, where i learn the girl is chinese and the guy japanese, both having started late on their career paths but chasing their dreams nonetheless. everyone is busy so we exchange contact info and try to set up another time to go hang out.

fast forward to the week before i head back to the states, and we finally are set to hang out on a random sunday night. i meet up with the guy (i either never knew or forgot his name, i just called him oniichan anyway as he was quite a bit older than me lol) across from shinjuku station, where we drove to kichijoji to meet his friends. what a peculiar set of people they were. no one spoke english. my friend was sort of the leader. he drove the car, he wore the wallet chain, he smoked the cigs. one of his friends was younger, almost my age, and the smartest of the group. for this reason they called him chibi, ironic since he was the tallest. the other was the oldest, and even came in a suit. he was kind of socially awkward, felt like otaku, but for this reason both of the others called him “professional” “mr. erai” and other extreme exaggerations. the entire evening he never understood that these monikers were jokes.

we set out to drink and karaoke. they were thrown off their feet by me singing スネオヘアー’s “Happy End”, saying, “なぜこの局をしている??” lol..oniichan&chibi always picked various rock songs, but at one point they pulled out a koda kumi duo. mr. erai always picked some crazy unknown opera song and sung it horribly, but it was so funny every time. he even busted out numa numa. sometime during the night oniichan’s gf called asking what was going on, and for some reason i ended up talking to her. i could tell from that conversation that their relationship was more about one of convenience, rather one of love, but she didn’t understand that. poor thing.

とにかく、すごいでしょ、たった”the answer is d”を知らない人にいったからこんなことを起こしたって?名前も仕事のことも知らずにみんなが一晩中に一緒に楽しんだ。今のちょっと迷った自分には、この話から重点は三つがある。まずは、人がいくつ年をとってもと、どんな立場でも夢を目指して追いかけるんだ。そして、勇気があれば、あきらめなければ、なんでもは可能、どこでもいける。それで、人が(たまに名前を知らずに!)命という交差点で擦れ違って、自分だけに頼りにしても、他のひとと作った思い出は永遠。それからこそだれか気になった一人がいるから自分が狂いになるとは実に哀れでしょ?

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*yawn*

Posted by veritas on May 13, 2007

it’s 8:10pm and i just woke up. what the hell lol, i didn’t expect to shift into break schedule this quickly

i gotta write my paper today and go job searching tomorrow. mmm sounds like a fun time (/sarcasm)

i haven’t updated last lately but its much of the same. hikki is taking over my itunes lol

after things settle down i’m gonna start prince of tennis oh gees that’s gonna be fun.お楽しみ。。。

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exam week

Posted by veritas on May 4, 2007

がんばるそううううううううううううううううううううううう

justinも日本にがんばってw

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another incident of unstable asian-american culture clash

Posted by veritas on April 17, 2007

well as everyone knows by now, yesterday’s events at VT were at the fault of a korean senior english major. cnn has the details, i’m not going into those.

what i wanted to talk about, however, comes from the article “Gunman angry at ‘rich kids'”, specifically the part where they mention talking to the mailman who has been delivering to the student’s parents ever since they came to the US, 15 years ago. he describes them as “super nice”

i’m going to call bullshit on this one, and i’m also going to call bullshit on CNN for using the reader’s feelings (the majority of the people i talked to yesterday were in shock, as with any crisis) to convey sympathy towards the parents, hate the convict even more, and thus boost their own ratings. thank you media for once again manipulating people’s emotions for your own profit. Read the rest of this entry »

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運かな

Posted by veritas on April 10, 2007

もう、疲れた

今月は厳しいだ。

いつものように、俺の運は災厄だ。来年は多分一週間に2回8時のクラスがある。苦しそう。

今日のミーチング はだめだ。ナンバーは間に合わなかった。

でも本当に運かな。運は、二つ理由がある:

1.偶然
2.陰謀

どうちらの方か?確かに、陰謀はちょっと変けど、この国にだれを信じることができるか?

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