Scurrying Around Campus

…Trying not to die.

And here we are, more or less two years after my last post. Have you bought that string of wire you were thinking of using to strangle me? If procrastination were an actual job, I’d be filthy rich right now, along with more than half of the population.  Continue reading

End It with a Bang…and a Wet Shirt: December 2012

Huzzah, I am not yet dead!

I’m sooooo sorry this took so long. I’m slowly but surely emphasis on the slowly trying to write all the things that have happened in the past year and a half, while keeping track of the current stuff. I have no excuse. It’s spring break over here (Hear! Hear! Filipino student on spring break? You probably already have an idea of what one of the future posts will be about.). And I’m working. Oops, so much for no excuses.

Either way, if you’re still sure you want to see what madness my classmates and I have been up to, read on below! Continue reading

Ode To Bucky Goad


“There’s nothing more valuable in life than someone who’s nice to you and means it.”

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

My oldest brother was twenty-five when he had the life stabbed out of him, but I was only eight. I’ve always known that he was murdered in Paris in 1969. What I didn’t learn until recently was that his whole life was only a dress rehearsal for that ugly final act.

My other brother Johnny, who’s thirteen years older than me and knew my oldest brother far better than I did, has helped me fill in a lot of the blank, bleak details.

Dad met mom at a USO Dance in Philly, accidentally knocked her up, and was in Europe fighting the Nazis when informed that he’d gotten her pregnant. Their first baby was born out of wedlock.

His legal name was Alton Howard Goad, Jr., but all we ever called him was Bucky.

Bucky was different from 99 percent of us because he couldn’t hear or talk. My mother…

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Kanji Card – 操


‘Kay. I know I haven’t been posting, but…yeah. I promise, I WILL post all the stuff I’ve been busy with. In the mean time, lemme show you one of the new kanji I’ve learned so far. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. I blame my resurfacing HPLV/HPTR fandom feels for this.

Originally posted on NIHONGO ICHIBAN:

Kanji – JLPT N3 – 操


Meaning manipulate
Onyomi Sou
Kunyomi Masao/Ayatsu(ru)
Strokes 16 (click on the pic to start the video)

Vocabulary including the kanji 操

Kanji Furigana Romaji Meaning JLPT
操作 そうさ sousa operation, handling
体操 たいそう taisou gymnastics
操り人形 あやつりにんぎょう ayatsuriningyou a marionette

Kanji Radicals inside 操

Radical Radical name Meaning


Kanji たくみに株の操作をして巨額の富を得た。
Furigana たくみにかぶのそうさをしてきょがくのとみをえた。
Romaji takumini kabu no sousa wo shite kyogaku no tomi wo eta.
English He made a fortune by clever manipulation of the stock market.


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(Taken from a blog entry I wrote for our class blog. The captions won’t save so I just put it in as regular text underneath the pictures, with some formatting.)





ファイナルファンタジーXはファイナルファンタジーの十番の一回分です。この話は二部分があります。まず、ファイナルファンタジーX。ティーダ (Tidus)はザナルカンドのBlitzballの一番一軍でした。Sinの討ってから、Tidus はスピラという世界に着きました。Tidus は スピラの最新Summonerユウナ( Yuna) とYunaの友達と知り合いました。慌てて、喪家の狗で、同伴しました。 和のため、Yuna はSinを壊さなければなりません。共々、その企業に参加しました。旅しながら、あの二人の関係は発展しました。しかし、さまざまな多難があるので、よく準備しなければなりません。成り行きを発展した、あの二人は離れるけど、Yuna はスピラをもう指導しました。ここは第二話の始めでした。

ファイナルファンタジーXの簿面はMedievalみたい世界スピラでした。この世界はSinの生成するから、葛藤が沸き起こりました。ですから、この時代のSummoner がSinを討たなければなりません。その時、また和があります。

ファイナルファンタジーX は Square Enix の生産でした。このゲームはCGIを使いました。日本で6月の2001年に発売してから、ほめるのがたくさんあって、賞賛も受け取りました。筋立てはすばらしいと言っていました。RPGというゲームでした。ファイナルファンタジーシリスの中で、一番一回分は世界地図がないけど、ファンによると、「依然本当にファンタジーだよ」そうでした。スピラについて、ちょっと陰気だと思いますが。始めは、すべてはすてきで、いい所けど、本当は隠れる悲劇があります。そして、挿入歌もすてき。