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 →
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 →
So instead of posting the promised narrative on what my awesome forever classmates did from November of last year until the end of the last semester, I, yet again, post something else. Continue reading →
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…
‘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.
Okay, so it’s been over since the tenth, but I’ve spent the first few days organizing and putting away the school texts I’ve accumulated for the past semester and catching up on sleep.
This has been sitting around in my drafts folder for a bit so I thought it was about time it got out before anyone tried strangling me because I didn’t make it in time for the two weeks after Holy Week thing when I said I’d start posting again. This one’s going to be pretty short, because I’m pretty sure I’d make your eyes bleed with the probable length of the next few posts. But I have plans >D It’ll be like a month-by-month thing with the stuff I’ve promised so far, maybe with bits and pieces of other stuff (like ranting in Japanese) mixed in between.
I’ve started my personal summer projects too. Re-learning how to cook and cooking for one or two people at most was supposed to be at the top of the list, but it got displaced by catching up on sleep. I’ve begun re-writing my notes for the this sem’s Nihongo classes, taken out the old ones for review, downloaded several raw light novels and raw manga for reading exercises, and gotten new listening material. (Summer Paradise by Simple Plan featuring Taka from ONE OK ROCK is lurve. And the video’s nice too! I’ve been listening to it the whole week and I keep repeating it enough that a certain Dark-Lord-in-Training ended up staying in my lap and demanding to watch the music video on loop) I’ve also begun looking for dummy’s guides to learning stocks, teaching myself Italian, and transferring files from the laptop to make room for a sudden urge to download and watch Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Charmed in HD. There are also writing projects and books I’m just itching to read although I don’t really know why that is as I’ve worked my way through three-quarters of the pile of actual books by the first week alone.
So I’ll be taking my leave (again!) to draft out the first few narratives of what the last four months have been like for me and my merry, not-exactly-normal, absolutely insane, awesome forever classmates. Until then, knock yourself out with this one ;)
[Simple Plan] Summer Paradise (ft. Taka from ONE OK ROCK)