The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight (cloudtrader) wrote,
The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight

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Random babble entries are hard to title.

I think that I have been updating my journal a lot lately because I am lonely. This is a blatant cry for attention. Social interaction is something I am fond of, and while I prefer face-to-face social interaction, I am willing to get it however I can, even through the internet. So let's get with the socializing, folks!

Right, um.

I think that my command of the English language is both slipping and getting better. Seriously. Okay, here's the deal: I think more about how to speak, so I speak using more proper, gramatically correct and enunciated English now (unless I am teaching one of the fun yes-it's-wrong-but-this-is-how-real-English-speakers-actually-say-it lessons), but I also use simpliflied vocabulary and speak in shorter sentences. Sometimes, I use phrases that no real English speaker would ever use, but are technically okay and understandable, or rather, I allow my students to use them without correction. I've also picked up Japanese filler words and mannerisms and I didn't even notice until I had to teach a lesson on using Western fillers. My body language has changed, too. It's like my brain has been cataloguing and incorporating all these new cues for the last several months and has slowly been adapting me to my environment. Oh, it's not a big change or anything, and I'm sure it'll fall away pretty soon after I get back to the U.S., but I still find it interesting. And weird.

In other news, it is still yucky outside.

I shall now blatently steal froglocket's idea: Ask me to take a picture of any aspect of my life that you're interested in/curious about – it can be anything from the house I live in to my favourite shoes. Leave your choice here as a comment, and I will reciprocate by taking the pictures and posting them as an LJ entry. That way you get to know a little bit about my life. Won't that be fun? Pictures! C'mon, y'all know that you're just dying to see a picture of my front door, right? Request pics, pretty please!

I am still longing for Disney songs. Is there no one out there who can provide me with Disney songs, particularly ones from Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Mary Poppins? I have an unholy lust for Disney music right now, I don't know why. (Oh, this reminds me, silensy, go ahead and book those tickets to come visit me in December. Also, since we'll probably want to go to Tokyo for the Dolpa anyway, do you also want to check out Tokyo Disneyland and the Disney Sea? For, you know, comparison purposes? Which means that we'll also have to visit the French Disneyland when we go to France with torrye. Gotta go to 'em all!)

Oh, and withinity, do you want to go see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with Jenny and I in Umeda on Monday? It's playing at 6:30pm at HEP Navio and I think the tickets are about 1,800円. Also, what day did you want to go back to Tenshi no Sato again...? And when/where should we meet next Thursday for the Kagrra concert?

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