wahhh I reread the work I’ve done on The Book for the first time in ages (all measly 3.5 thousand words of it) and I’m… actually really pleased??? like I think I have some good stuff going there but I can’t muster up the motivation to do any moooorrre and I don’t know why
Go to a tea ceremony! Maybe not exciting enough for a birthday? Cool anyway though. Or a cat cafe! XD
<showing off> I actually do tea ceremony every week at a university club! I have another meeting tomorrow :) it’s exciting but very tiring on the legs :( when I get good at performing the ceremony I’ll try and post a video or something maybe? I should be good enough to do it wearing full kimono by the end of the semester :D </showing off>
Cat café sounds great though. I’ve not been to one yet! there’s a REALLY good one somewhere like an hour from here, but that’s a ways to go :/ or an owl café! I’m not sure which I’d love more :<
that’s definitely a good idea though, thank you!! :D
I find tumblr’s overt interest in Japan to be … bizarre, to say the least.
like, there are a lot of blogs dedicated to posting Japanese stuff (and Korean, sometimes, too), which I admit I follow mainly for the language practice, but a lot of the stuff is just like…. random? like pictures of food or random streets or whatever?
and it’s weird actually living here and seeing all this stuff on my dash
it’s like, I could post a picture of what I had for lunch today, or the view out of my window, or my route to uni in the mornings, and it would probably get like hundreds of notes because ~tumblr~ and ~japan~
“That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are.”—Paulo Coehlo (via klytsjko)
however this has made me realise that my post from the other week (about being able to watch anime without subs) was not ENTIRELY correct I can watch SIMPLE anime without subs. like slice of life stuff.
like, provided there’s no specialist vocab (I struggled with the latter episodes of Shingeki no Kyojin, too many military-type words)
and the characters don’t have weird accents (can’t deal with Himeko in Sket Dance IM SORRY BAB ILU BUT I’VE NEVER BEEN TO OSAKA AND I CAN’T UNDERSTAND YOU 99% OF THE TIME)
or use too much slang (I couldn’t understand the titular character in Space Dandy for the life of me why does he slur so many of his words together WHY) I can understand.
which, for anime, is pretty shitty criteria to have tbh
well, I’ve only been here a month. I’ll get better. Maybe. I hope.
i’m staying away from tumblr until people are done with this “hail hydra” kick like it’s some kind of joke. jewish people (and people from other groups targeted during the holocaust) have been saying that they are extremely disturbing, not funny, and should not be a trend, especially considering the events that have occurred in the last week amongst the jewish community. if you’ve seen someone say the whole “hail hydra” thing makes them uncomfortable and you still reblog the jokes or make them yourself, then you are disrespecting their wishes and thereby are asserting that your right to make a joke is more important that their right to feel safe. this behavior, as far as I’m concerned, makes you an antisemite.
I’d like a lie in ;_; I’ve been so super busy ever since I arrived here, I think I just need to like, take a day out for myself?? but nooo there’s too much going on and I don’t wanna miss it!! I also want a lifetime supply of authentic Japanese food because I’ve only been here a month and I already know I’m gonna miss this country’s gloriously delicious foodstuffs when I move back to the UK.
6. Do you like the beach?
I love the beach!! soooo much. all kinds of beaches. pretty beaches, tourist beaches, rocky beaches, cliffy beaches…. although when I’m on summer holiday abroad wanting a day to relax, I much prefer the pool. Less screaming children and less sand in my pina colada.
My favourite beach area is Porthtowan/Chapel Porth in Cornwall. You can walk along the cliff tops or along the sand when the tide is out, to get to Chapel Porth and the lil café there sells Cornish clotted cream flavour ice cream covered in actual clotted cream and flapjack. There are usually surfers there until sunset. Perf.
25. What’s on your mind?
For once, not much? usually I have some sort of stress thing on my mind, and often I’m thinking about old anger and upset, almost searching out more reasons to be upset about the same old betrayals, like I’m tryin to justify being upset about it still, but today? I really don’t have much that I’m thinkin about at all. I’ve had a free evening that I filled with tumblr and other harmless stuff.
If you’d asked me yesterday, it would have been the test I had this morning, but that went well so I’m no longer worried! Idk why but since being here, my mental health has kind of… been a lot easier to deal with? idk if the lifestyle here suits me better, or if I’ve just been keeping busy enough that I don’t have time to get depressed? man who knows. it’s good though and I’m not complaining.
so there’s really not much on my mind besides how I should really eat the leftover karepan in the fridge before it goes stale, and maybe go to bed soon because it’s nearing midnight and I have to be up at 6:30 again for class tomorrow? I guess that’s okay stuff to have on my mind haha.
So it turns out you can be dyslexic in one language but not another, depending on the kind of linguistic processing problem you have. For example, if you have trouble with phonemes, if can be hard to learn alphabetic writing systems like English, but easier to learn logographic writing systems like Chinese. China has dyslexic people obvs, but they seem to have different stuff going on in their brain than English dyslexic people. Huh.