forever_wandering: (SHOCKED)
I was packing my suitcase and I found my old camera! Back in March, I accidently got some sand in to the lense and the camera stopped working, but yesterday, I went to turn it on for old time's sake, and it worked! It's already an old 12 mega-pixel camera, but I've had so many adventures with it that I feel I can't just throw it away so easily. 
スーツケースを荷造りしていた時、7ヶ月前に壊れちゃったカメラを見付けました!さっき、友達と海へ行って、カメラも持っていきました。砂がレーンズに入っちゃって、カメラが使えなくなりました。そのカメラを使うのはちょっと懐かしかったから、オンのボタンを押してみると、何気にカメラが付きました!!びっくりして、嬉しかったです!実は、このカメラはもう古いのです。12メガピクセルしかないんですけど・・・・このカメラと色々な冒険があったし、簡単に捨てる物じゃない。
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But....I've also been eyeing a certain Nikon camera for a while now, but it's still 45000円 and only 10 megapixels, which is less than what my camera now is... But this camera is still a best seller, so despite the low MPX it must be good....  Maybe when I finally reach my goal weight, I'll buy this for myself! 
でも、そうは言っても、新しいカメラを購入したいと思います。しかし、気に入ったカメラのメガピクセルは今のカメラのより低くて、値段はまだ高過ぎています。今のカメラは12メガピクセルで、値段は16000円ぐらいでした。好きになったカメラは10メガピクセルで、45500円ぐらいです。それなのに、そのカメラはベストセラーですよ。とりあえず、購入しない方が良いと思っています。たぶん、もっと痩せたら、自分にプレゼントします!

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I went to a haunted house event with my friend and it was really fun! I screamed alot, my throat started hurting and now I've lost my voice but I feel satisfied, lol. We didn't have time to go in to all six houses, but the three that we went to were fairly scary, so we didn't mind that we didn't get to see everything. I had wanted to take a lot of pictures, but I was always running from some kind of zombie or monster, so I couldn't really take any pictures (Unless you include all the blurs and finger shots! lol)  
友達と一緒にお化け屋敷へ行って来て、すごく楽しかったです!悲鳴を上げ過ぎて、喉が痛く、声が出せないんですけど、満足な気持ちがあります(笑) 全部の6軒のお化け屋敷に入るには時間が足りませんでした。でも、3軒の入った場所はかなり怖かったので、全部のお化け屋敷に入られなくても気になりません。たくさん写真を撮りたかったけど、いつもお化けから逃げていたし、写真が撮れませんでした(笑)


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Before the event started, we got to preview the Christmas event. The event starts next month and lasts until December, so I probably have time to visit it before I go back to Japan soon!
そのイベントが始まる前、クリスマスのイベントを予告篇できました!イベントは来月の20日から12月22日までです。来月始まるから、日本に戻る前に、イベントへ行く時間があるかもしれません!
読んでくれて、ありがとうございました!

♡Zia
forever_wandering: (HAPPY&EXCITED)

 There are so many things to write about but no time to do it in. It's already October and I still have to write about events from September汗

M and I headed to Orlando to see THE BLUE MAN GROUPWハートI've been wanting to see this show for a while, so I'm really happy we were finally able to catch it上げ上げ We also ended up upgrading our tickets so that we could have a chance to meet the performersにこ The show was only about two hours long, but it was insanely funビックリ If given the chance, I would definitely go see it again音符
色々な出来事について書きたいんですが、時間が足りません!もう10月ですが、すべての9月に起きた出来事について書かなくちゃ。
Mさんと一緒にオーランドへ行って、ブルマングループのパフォーマンスを見に行きました。本当のところ、前からこの演奏を観たかったから、やっと、観ることができて本当によかったです!チケットをアップグレードをしたから、出演者に会う機会がありました!演奏は2時間しかなかったけれど、ものすごく楽しかったです。チャンスがあったら、必ずもう一度観に行きたいと思います!

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On Saturday, I'm going to a Haunted House with my friendおばけ。 I've never been to one, so I'm pretty excited but at the same time, I'm hoping it's not too scary笑 When I imagine an American Haunted House, I don't think of ghosts. I think of monsters and murderers and psychosダッシュダッシュダッシュダッシュダッシュ
土曜日に友達と幽霊屋敷へ行く予定です。一回も行ったことがなくて、とってもわくわくしています!と、同時にそんなに怖くなかったら良いな、と思っています(笑)アメリカの幽霊屋敷について想像してみると、幽霊とかじゃなくて、お化けとか殺人者とかサイコパスなどを想像してしまいます。

If you don't hear from me within a week, I'm definitely deadががん
一週間のうちに私からアップデートがなかったら、絶対に死んでるってことです。

読んでくれて、ありがとうございました!

♡Zia

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Out of the five Disney theme parks, Epcot has to be my absolute favorite. I love to travel and experience new cultures and at Epcot, I can experience up to 10 different cultures in about a day! My friend and I walked around the entire park once then decided to spend time in Mexico, China, Germany and Japan
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The first thing we did (Because I was basically jumping up and down like a little kid as soon as I saw him) was take a picture with Duffy. The first time I found out about Duffy was about two years ago when I went to Tokyo Disney with Saori after Sadou, and because of that, I had always associated Duffy with Japan. I had no idea though, that Duffy actually originated in Florida but didn't become popular until Japan stuck him in a sailor suit and re-sold him to the masses. 
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After Duffy, we began our trip around the world, starting in Mexico. In Mexico they sold...Alcohol! And the layout was very Aztec Indian.  We wanted to split a colorful margarita, but since they were $12.50 each, we decided against it. Once we cleared Mexico, we entered China, home of my favorite Disney character, Mulan. We missed her show by two hours but plan on going back to see her. Aside from a tea stand with some snacks, they didn't have much in terms of food, but instead had beautiful gardens and architecture and an interesting little museum. We ended up splitting a Strawberry oolong tea, which was to die for. It was pretty big though, so it lasted us through our journey in to Germany and its sweets and finally Japan. 
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Funny thing happened in Japan. I'm talking to my friend about a yukata one of the girls was wea ring. One of the women who work there walks up to us and asks us if we need help. I tell her we don't and that I'm just telling my friend about yukata and comparing the other girl's to mine. My friend tells her that I live in Japan. The woman asks me if I have any pictures of my yukata, and I do on my phone, so I show her. She seems impressed and begins talking to me in Japanese, so I talk back. After a short conversation, we go to the museum, I buy my friend some Melon Daifuku because she's never tried it,then go to watch Taiko.
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After Taiko, we walk around some more before finally coming going back to Japan to eat sushi before the illumination show.  To our surprise, they remember us by name when we returned and continued to speak to me in Japanese throughout our time there.

I thought my friend would feel left out but she seemed amused every time someone came over and said something to me in Japanese. 

After that, we went outside for the light show. We wanted to find a good spot, so I walked over to the fence and leaned over, trying to get a good look at the other sections of the park. A girl sitting on a bench behind me goes, "Excuse me. You're not going to stay there right? Cause we've been sitting here for the past 20 minutes holding this spot."  Her friend whispered for her to be quiet, in which she responded "No, we've been sitting here for twenty minutes!" Pft! As though sitting was hard work. Geeze.
I told her we weren't staying there because it was the truth, but part of me wanted to tell her that we were and that just because she was sitting on the bench didn't mean she was entitled to all the space in front of it. It wasn't like she was old. She was younger than me so if she wanted a view with no one in front, she could have stood at the fence like everyone else. 

I don't know why her talking to me made me feel annoyed, but it did. 

Anyway, the light show was fabulous. It never gets old. Next time though, we're going to try and catch the Magic Parade in Magic Kingdom instead. 

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I finished reading "Norwegian Wood" in English and I have to say it felt quite different to me compared to the Japanese version! I'm going to see what other English versions I can get my hands on in the future. I've decided to tackle a book called The Labyrinth by Enrique A Laguerre. It's Puerto Rican literature, which I haven't tried reading since leaving the island some six or seven years back. So far, main character annoys the heck out of me! He doesn't really talk. He just over-thinks everything while the world around him takes care of him, despite the fact that he worked so hard to become a lawyer to take care of himself. 
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My friend and I went to: 

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According to the news, it was supposed to rain all day, but we still decided to spend the entire day at Disney. 
Aside from maybe 20 minutes, we had good weather all day! 

Was that the reporter's mistake or Disney Magic

We started the day by exploring Hollywood Studios. After seeing Lion King on Broadway in New York, I fell in love with watching live performances, so I always make sure to catch a show or two, but didn't get around to it this time. Instead we focused on the attractions. We did Rock n' Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and Star Wars 4D Adventure. For the first time ever, I was able to keep my eyes open through Tower of Terror! 
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After Hollywood Studios, we headed to Magic Kingdom to try and stalk some princesses and eat some yummy snacks. Unfortunately, by the time we got there, the princesses were taking a break from their oh-so-exhausting life of riches and royalty, so we weren't able to get any pictures with them, but we did manage to catch sight of the new princess from BRAVE, and a show with my one true love--Peter Pan
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We had a major LOL moment when we were leaving Cinderella's castle. You're supposed to enter on the left side, leave on the right. However, people were entering from both directions, so it was impossible to get to the right side to leave. I got fed up and grabbed my friend and dragged her through the crowd and a bunch of people snapped at me for cutting them off. As we were walking out, I told my friend, "It's not that complicated. Why can't Americans get it? Left is in, right is out. There are even signs. Anyway, if they're not going to play nice, neither am I." A man in of us turned and asked where we were from. My friend told him I was from Japan and she was from Puerto Rico. He laughed and told me I had guts for saying that out loud. He was from Canada and he had been thinking the same thing I had but hadn't dared to say it. We just all started laughing over it. 

There was a lot of construction going on. Disney is apparently adding an entire new village and two new castles to the Magic kingdom.  We decided that Disney was going to expand to the point that Florida residents were going to be living inside these little villages. 

After Magic Kingdom, we went to Epcot. So much happened there that it deserves a post all to itself.
The rain is insane right now, the power is flashing and a flood warning has been issued so I'm going to go help secure some things in case of a flood. 
forever_wandering: (HAPPY&EXCITED)
Cleaning out my memory card, I came across some wonderful pictures! 

The day I went to see the Glaciers with my Mom!!

How old was I at the time? I don't even remember...


Honestly speaking, I hadn't wanted to go. I remember wanting to stay home because I didn't like the extreme cold at the time.  Besides, they were just huge chunks of ice right? So boring!  

WRONG. 

Many of these "Chunks of ice" were more than eight times my size. They were massive and oh so pretty! 

I'm glad I went . Every time I watch the discovery channel and they talk about how the glaciers are disappearing, I feel glad that I had a chance to see them. 

And I can't believe I had forgotten about this day. 


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forever_wandering: (RELAXED)
It's only noon and I'm already itching for the day to end. I found out my sister is engaged--through someone else. I'm not jealous or anything. I'm just really annoyed that I had to find out through a third person. When I tell family that my sister and I don't speak, they always look at me in shock and ask why we don't. She's the one blocking me out, and although I don't care anymore, it is really annoying that people keep acting as though it's my fault. Everyone tells me to invite her to visit me in Osaka...But my sister won't even invite me to her place in Hawaii while I'm in the US. What makes them think she'll want to spend time with me across the globe? 

Anyway, after I finished ranting to my BFF about that, I logged on to livejournal to catch up with people who actually matter, and I see that apparently, I was over my bandwitdth limit with photobucket, and everything was basically gone. I paid for more bandwidth for just this month, since it resets itself on the 22nd of this month. It's  funny how much this account has come to mean to me. My heart nearly dropped when I saw everything was down. 


Where do you store pictures and such? 

LAST DAY IN NEW YORK! 

It was far less rushed than our first few days. 

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Our day started off at Hard Rock. R had known about Hard Rock--the museum--but hadn't known that it was actually a cafe, so as soon as I told him, he decided we'd eat there. He ordered this huge burger ( I swear it was a full cow!), I ordered salmon and vegetables, and we split Nachos and desert. We ended up getting so full that we actually didn't eat anything else the entire day. The waiter we had kept crowding us, coming back every few minutes to ask if we needed anything else. He'd show up after what felt like every three bites. It kind of made it a little hard for R and I to have any real conversation.....

He told us he was bored and needed something to do every time he came back. You know, had I ever said "I'm bored," at my old job, my boss would have found so many things for me to do, I would have dropped from exhaustion. 

Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you that Hard Rock Cafe's salmon is the best salmon ever in existence. Having lived in Sitka, where the economy was run by Salmon fishing, I've had my fair share of fish, so I can confidently say this fish takes the cake. Go out. Buy it. Eat it. Enjoy it. I enjoyed it so much I could barely walk after we finished eating, so R dragged me off to see the Chelsea Market. We regretted getting so full at Hard Rock because there were so many delicious things to eat there. I told R I didn't care about gaining weight and that I could easily tackle that Elmo cake as long as I had a bit of milk, but in all honesty, I couldn't eat another bite without knowing I'd pop. 
Being our last day in New York, we wanted to do something fun and out of the ordinary, so R said we'd go to Blue Note, which is apparently a famous jazz club for Japanese people. The music and drinks were amazing. R told me he thought I was beautiful and kept asking me if I wanted another drink as soon as I finished one. I worried he would try to take things to the next level (which I didn't want) but surprisingly, he was a complete gentleman through and through. 

New York was so much fun! R kept saying he'd love to live there. I loved it too, but I know that if I were to move there, I'd grow to hate it. We plan on going back again sometime in the future. This time however, we'd like to go during the summer so we can hit Coney Island.

Oh, I woke up this morning to work out. When I turned my TV on, one of my favorite TV shows was on. I won't say what show it was or what it was about. I'll only leave you with an image. I'm sure you'll figure it out =) 

Boy Meets World Pictures, Images and Photos
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日本語の版:http://ameblo.jp/eternalkirichan/entry-11249173349.html

Tomorrow is Mother's day, so I decided that today, while my mother was out getting her hair done, I'd clean the entire house. It was a lot more work than I had expected it to be...But in the end it was very worth it. The house looks great! Tomorrow, mom and dad will go out together and I'll stay home doing something or other. Mom wanted me to spend the day with her since I've been out of the country for the past few Mother's days, but I really want my parents to finally have a Mother's day on their own to go do couple-stuff. 

I gave mom her present early. My mom loves Disney, so I've always made sure to give her different Disney items for Mother's day. Last year, I gave her a Minnie/Mickey mug set (Which she still hasn't used! She only puts them on her collection shelf!). This year, I got her a Lion King snow globe. 





HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MAMI~♥ ♥ 

 
I saw the globe when R and I went to see the Lion King Broadway musical while in New York, although I had thought it was perfect for my mom, I wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to actually buy it, since it was $30.00. In the end, R convinced me to buy it and he seemed pretty proud when I told him how happy mom was with it. 

So. Broadway. R had been dying to see a show on Broadway and I had been dying to see the Lion King, so we got tickets as soon as we could. Each ticket was $145.00. R ended up paying for the tickets with his card, but I ended up giving him cash later. He used the cash to then take me to dinner, so I guess I still owe him?The show, for the most part, was pretty enjoyable. I had been excited to get seats so close to the stage. However, the woman in front of me was wearing this hideously large hat that blocked quite a bit of my view of the left side of the stage. Grrr.....! R offered to switch seats with me, but I didn't want him to miss out. Anyway, it was still pretty great. The music was AMAZING. 

Before going to Broadway, we went to Little Italy! By now, R was confident enough in his English to do all the ordering and such himself! 
forever_wandering: (WONDERING)
DAY 3:  
WORLD TRADE CENTER & BEAUTIFUL NIGHT VIEW! 

日本語の版:
http://ameblo.jp/eternalkirichan/entry-11248243524.html

We went to the World Trade Center memorial Park. They weren't done building the 1WTC, but it was still pretty enough! The museum wasn't done either but they had different things recovered from Ground Zero in the gift shop. 

There were so many people there, but it was so quiet. The loudest sound was the sound of the waterfalls...



After visiting 1WTC, we went to Century 21. When I saw the entrance to the store, I got excited because it looked so cool, but when I went in, I was actually pretty disappointed. The store was very big, but it was also very crowded, stuffy, the staff was rude, the clothes looked like things out of a flea market, and everything was way over priced. While R shopped around, I left and went to go get Pizza, then Starbucks, then sat outside for about an hour waiting. 

We walked around a bit, did some more shopping and sight seeing....

........and then headed back to Brooklyn to see the amazing night view of the city. We also went to a bar in R's guide book, ate, and got a little tipsy. We ended up drinking about $100.00 worth of drinks. 

In other news, something weird happened today. I've been using the same face wash for the past two months and it's been working just fine. Today, after washing my face, I suddenly started breaking out! Looking now, there are about 12 spots. They don't itch or burn or anything but ugh....I don't want to look at my face. Maybe it's time to switch my face wash. 

forever_wandering: (ASHAMED)
DAY 2:
OYSTER BAR, CENTRAL PARK & TIMES SQUARE

日本語の版:http://ameblo.jp/eternalkirichan/entry-11245765666.html


 We went to have breakfast at the Oyster bar. Eating seafood for breakfast is a bit odd, but R-san had been dying to eat oysters for the longest time, so we went to a popular restaurant in Grand Central Station. We got too excited and ordered way too much food! We struggled through it but couldn't finish. We got Clam Chowder, a  10 piece Oyster set and salmon with eggs. 
 



After eating, we decided to go for a walk through central park. Even though it was a little chilly, it was still really nice! There were a lot of people. We also took some time to lay in the grass and relax! The minute we reached central park, memories of my childhood came back to me! It was such a great feeling. I remembered places I had played, places I had gotten hurt.....  The last time I had played at the park, I had been 6 years old... now, I'm 23. 



Next, we went to Times Square! We walked the streets a bit, grabbed a bite to eat at Ruby Tuesday, then went to Toy's R Us. Even though we're both adults, we played with all the toys... There were so many things we wanted to buy, but of course, we couldn't. Still, it felt so nice to be a kid again!
 




forever_wandering: (HAPPY&EXCITED)
DAY ONE:
5th Avenue & The Empire State Building.
日本語の版:http://ameblo.jp/eternalkirichan/entry-11244651606.html
We met at Grand Central station at around 14:00. I had seen Grand Central plenty of times before in movies, but seeing it with my own eyes made me feel as though I had somehow stepped back in time. 


I was a little worried that R-san wouldn't recognize me, since we had only hung out in person once before, for a couple of hours and I looked slightly different, but he found me quickly and we decided to get a bite to eat. He wanted to eat Oysters but the Oyster & Seafood bar had been closed by the time we got there, so we decided to head out. We eventually grabbed a hot dog and a pretzel at a little street cart while walking down 5th Avenue. 

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ただいま帰りました

I'm finally back from New York and feeling completely exhausted. I'm going to wait until Monday before I tackle the list of things I need to do. An excessive amount of pictures were taken during this trip, and unfortunately, all of them are excellent. On my cellphone alone, I have 100 pictures. Between the three other memory cards, maybe 100 more. Ugh. What was I thinking?! 
I'll get everything up and posted asap. 


Starting today, I need to get back on my exercise regimen. R-san had us eating just about everything he spotted. I'm not so worried about how much weight I put on, but I AM bothered by how my body feels. I feel so sluggish and blah. 

Anyway, the trip was amazingly fun! All the things I worried about before leaving, such as the language barrier between R-san and I, and our sharing a bed, turned out to be no problem at all. In fact, the biggest problem that occurred while I was away was when M-san called, found out I was with R-san, then basically told me I needed to just sleep with R-san because apparently, it's in my nature to sleep around. Wow. For the first time since we've known each other, I hung up on him. R-san was a real sport about it though, and offered to share his Welch's candy with me. His way of sharing was too cute. 

Me: Ugh. I don't get his deal.
Him: Some guys just can't share.
Me: You mean most guys can't share.
Him: I mean some. I can share, definitely. Here, have a piece of candy.  


I've only been gone a week and I came back to find out that mom has a small part-time job (It will only last 3 months, but I'm happy for her since she's never worked in her life) and dad found work as well. Now I don't feel as bad about taking off in December. 

forever_wandering: (AMUSED)
I got caught up in the oddest Livejournal spat today that turned in to an attack on my personal character, which had nothing to do with the topic at hand. Maybe I should have been offended or angry or whatever, but it honestly made me laugh. Whatever happened to the days where you could discuss an opinion without it becoming personal? 

Speaking of becoming personal, I spoke to R-san and T-san (R-san's best friend and my old Japanese teacher) today. R-san apologized to me and confessed that he only booked us a single room with a king-sized bed. I laughed and told him not to worry about it but inside I'm thinking...What? T-san advised be to keep a knife handy, so I promised I'd buy myself a gun to keep R-san at bay. Honestly, I don't think he'll try anything since we have a kind of sibling relationship...But...What?! 

Ugh. That depression I get when I realize I fail at life because I studied at an all girl's university and still have close to 0 female friends, is starting to hit me again.  I wonder if I needed to attend an all-boy's school in order to make friends of the female gender...Any time I complain to one of my guys about it, they laugh and tell me there are many girls right now who would die to be in the Japanese-reverse-harem I'm stuck in. I tell them to help me find these girls so that we could be friends.... But no luck yet! 

I tried on that dress again today to see if I still felt the same way about it. I still want to lose some more weight, but now I can at least appreciate the fact that I was able to finally get in to it. All I had to do was look at pictures from how I used to look and dress to shock me back! I don't think I'll be taking it to New York though, especially now that I know R-san and I will be a little closer than I expected, and will more than likely be drinking a bit.

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Today, I grabbed some job applications. I made sure they were all only seasonal jobs, since I can really only work until  October, at the latest. I'm going to fill them out tomorrow and send them off. We'll see what happens after that. I really want to save up a bit more money before going back. M-san asked twice if I'd definitely be back in December, and then asked if I had ever been skiing or snowboarding in Nagano, so I'm assuming my winter plans will include another little trip. That requires money. 

Last but not least, I tried chest binding today for the first time ever in life at a lingerie shop . It was one of those spur-of-the-moment things I thought I should try before I said I didn't like it...And I don't like it. Son of Mary Christ, why would anybody ever want to do that to themselves?! I swear if it wasn't for the fact that it was hard to breath as it was, I would have cried. Not even wearing a kimono was that painful! 

Friday! Hurry up and get here! I want to go to New York!! 

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I started treating one of my dogs for mange. I didn't think it was mange at first, and looking at her now I'm still not entirely sure, but I've decided to try treating her with some home remedies just to be on the safe side. Has anyone ever dealt with something like this before? If you have, any advice would be great! 

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I woke up early to make breakfast while M-san played with one of my dogs in the yard. Occasionally, I'd look out the window and laugh. Watching him run around was just too cute. Once I was one cooking, we ate breakfast together, changed, and headed off to Busch Gardens.
At the gate, we were told that we'd receive a free ticket for a second visit if we stopped by a different counter, so we did that and decided we'd be back the next day to finish off whatever we couldn't finish on our first day. Since the park was so crowded on the first day, we did end up using that second ticket in order to finish the park. We rode every roller coaster, watched every show, walked through every exhibit and even went on a safari ride to feed wild animals! It was so much fun!

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After the safari rid e, my allergies started acting up for the first time in a million years. I told M-san it was all his fault, because I had worn myself out trying to please him, but we both knew it was from touching all those wild animals. My eyes got so red, my nose got all stuffy, and my voice got all weird. M-san was a good sport about it though, and only made fun of me half the time and at the end of the day, he even tried to give me some of the medicine he had brought with him for the plane ride.^^;; 

Oh, and I'm pretty sure we've eliminated my fear of heights. It was done unwillingly, but it was done! Now, I'm pretty sure I can tackle buildings and rides of any heights! All thanks to M-san ignoring my screams of fear and panic. This guy...he's always forcing me in to new experiences. As he puts it, he's always going to be "My First." But I don't think I'll complain! 
 
forever_wandering: (STUNNED)
Hey guys, 

Finally, I have some time to sit down and write. There are so many adventures and experiences I want to write about, but before I do that, I want to write about something that happened the day before yesterday.

If you have me on facebook, you might have already seen the picture but...The day before yesterday, M-san* and I were involved in a car accident. We were slammed from behind by a car who for some reason simply chose not to stop. We're both okay, but unfortunately, the car can not be repaired. From the outside, the damage doesn't look so bad, but from the inside it is. The car's frame itself was damaged. We need to buy a new car.

What saved us was the fact that we hadn't been moving when the car hit us. If we had, we would have spiraled in to a wall. Lucky for us, I had already come to a complete stop because of all the traffic ahead of us. 

 After visiting the hospital, we took a taxi home..

M-san* saw a side of me I had never wanted him to see. He saw me weak, scared and crying

Now, I'm angry

Why doesn't that man have a reason for not stopping? 

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A few months back, I joined up with my parents for a road trip across the US. We departed from Sitka, Alaska by boat, then drove from Bellingham, Washington to Tampa, Florida. It was a two week trip, but well worth it! Having lived abroad or on small islands all my life, I never got the chance to experience life in the actual US. This trip allowed me to see so many different things I learned just how beautiful America actually is! 

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   While on the boat along Canada, en route to Washington, there was an earthquake! We didn't know it at the time though. The boat was rocking ferociously and we thought the boat would flip over. We were told to stay in our cabins. It lasted about 30 minutes. When the rocking stopped, I turned on the radio and the news station was talking about an earthquake off the coast of Canada..which was where we had been! Our poor dogs had been alone below deck in the car (They weren't allowed up to the cabins) during an earthquake! >.< 

   
As soon as we hit dry land, we got some food I went to Dunkin Donuts for the first time in 12 years, planned our route and took off. Because I didn't have a legal US license at the time, my parents handled the driving while I sat back and captured the sights. =D I felt like I was in a foreign country, finally seeing things I had seen in books, with my own eyes. 

Being together for so long, naturally, we had moments where we wanted to rip each other's hair out, but in the end, I'm glad I got to spend this time with my parents. 


In Montana, my mom and dad bought some food from a local BBQ, and the burgers were massive. I'm pretty sure there was an entire cow between those two pieces of bread. We found this rather humorous since on the way to the hotel, there were several fields full of cows... Whenever someone would pick up a burger, one of us would go "Mooooooooooo!" before the other could take a bite =D. I'm sorry cow. RIP. 

We went to our first truck-stop! Of course, we kept an eye out for any overly-friendly men wearing cowboy hats and chewing tobacco. We've seen enough sci-fi movies to know that the acceptance of a single kind gesture from one of these men means sudden death. And of course, we all know TV doesn't lie...

Every time we crossed a state, my mom would stop at a gift shop and buy a shot glass for her collection. Jokingly, I told my mom I hoped we wouldn't get pulled over because the cops would see all the shot glasses and take us for alcoholics. Mom looks at me and goes: Those are for drinking?! I only wanted them because they're cute and little....THEY'RE FOR DRINKING?!?! 

My mom has been collecting shot glasses from around the world for 5 years, but now that she knows they are for drinking, she's decided to collect bells. 


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"An ugly duckling growing out of her feathers."

Hello. I'm Zia, and this is most obviously my journal. I write about my life between Japan and the US, and all the adventures I find myself in. People often say they are envious of the life I seem to live, but the truth is, I feel a little unsatisfied with it myself, so I've decided to do something about it--to find what really makes me happy. Hopefully by documenting my life, I can figure out where I need to be heading. This journal is my way of opening my world to those around me in hopes of meeting people searching for the same thing or encountering people who have already gone through this kind of struggle. 

Back in my high school days, I used to be a bit of a nerd. I was really in to comic books of all kinds, action figures...all that jazz.  These days, though my interest in comic books re-surfaces every so often, I'm very much more in to things like fashion, dance, music, travel, tea, baking, writing letters, photography, animals and fitness. I'm a straight shooter--meaning I do not (or rather, can not?) lie. Keeping up with lies is too much trouble. 

Anyway, there is more information about me on my profile. Feel free to take a look there or catch me on another site★




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