Original Smile did it for me.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
I had no idea this was her first time on Kohaku.
She was awesome. And her set was just as hot. So cool. Had to vote for Red just because of that performance.
Red's not too shabby this year. But in the second half is Tokunaga, Go Hiromi, Nagabuchi, Masha, and the Johnny's boys: TOKIO, Arashi and SMAP.
Speaking of which, my darlings are up next.
I end and start my year with these boys. Even though they're totally in the realm of old men now. Which makes them even more inspiring and awesome to me.
And sure enough, the next thing on the screen is an up-close and personal shot of Taichi hogging the camera.
And there they are, supporting Fuji Ayako and having a blast in matsuri style.
I love my boys.
As for my prediction this year, from the group members, I'd go with white, from the performances so far, it's about equal.
Might update later. Just in case I pass out, Happy New Year.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Farewell Nagoya until 2012.
Packed a bit of Kenjinkai work, my New Years Cards, my DS, BACCANO! 1711, and not much else but I still have 2 full bags. Left the laptop in my room because it's just too much trouble.
Got paranoid about whether or not I locked my window, I went back to check costing me half an hour. But I picked up some chargers I forgot first time round.
Such is the way with me and trips.
Almost to Nagoya and I've decided on taking the Shink.
Today's holiday schedule so it's only 380yen extra. Score!
And I got a 410yen bowl of kishimen for dinner. Yum.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Though it costs less than what I picked up at the stationery store.
I've also managed to make my New Years card project much bigger than it need to be.
This is going to be fun! Whee!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
For under 5000yen, I got no complaints. I went with the bulkier ones to match my long coat. These will work in the rain too.
Let's test 'em out!
Need to go home and unload first. And find my earmuffs or don my white pompom hat.
Hmm, I say pompoms!
Nagoya doesn't get much of it from what I hear, so I am worried about how the city will handle it.
Also? I need snow boots. Maybe I'll splurge and get some after work.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
The weather gods have deemed this Christmas to be a white one.
It just started to snow as I left the house and this year I thought "Whi...snow!" as opposed to years before when I thought "There's white stuff in the air...Oh! It's snow!" Nice to see I've progressed over the years.
So now I'm off to work!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
So much awesome stuff. I think I need to start "The best \___ I've spent this month" to introduce my shopping wins. And some of the fails too. One of the wins from Loft is going to massively increase how much I cook. Last night, a simple olio aglio (sp?); today, eggplant garlic ginger udon. Both awesome.
At BookOff, I managed to find the 7th BakaTest Radio CD. And picked up a VitaminX drama CD since Teri reminded me of my other one.(Hey Teri, if the extra tracks are good, I'll send them your way.)
I like both DS progams I got. One for eye training and the other is brain puzzles. Couldn't find BACCANO! but I didn't really expect to, so it's all good.
Speaking of BACCANO! I haven't doven into the book yet. The 1700s have been pretty involved and this is 1711. It's THE 1700s story. So I'm saving it for new years at my grandmother's. Should be just the right length.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The theme was get rid of what you have in the fridge. And soy milk. Not that those two are exclusive.
For dessert, rollcake of awesomeness and strawberries! Yum.
I wonder what next week's nabe is going to be.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Oh yeah and a bib for bonus points.
Judging from the splotches, it was a neccessity.
The walk also let my thoughts wander a bit. Got some good thoughts and massive positive thinking. Completely forgot to vlog though. Oops.
I can't wait to see this place in the spring with all of the cherry blossoms.
Now I'm on the train and I'm starving. Getting a late lunch is my next priority. Hmm, what to eat. I'm in a curry mood, but in what form? CocoIchi or curry kishimen? Or Indian curry? Perhaps Thai. Ooh the choices.
Headed to the ward office then Sakae because my grandmother quarentined herself. And there's no use forcing myself on heq when all it's going to do is make her worry about me catching her cold.
So I'm in total sporty clothes today. It's so warm in the sun. Yay!
Don't mind the title, it was the first thing that came to mind.
Mel's Top 3 Repeatedly Watchable Anime Series
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sometimes people come in and just attack the wall and force their way up a route straight off the bat.
Then there are those who use the easy routes to warm-up in slow, graceful, efficient, cat-like movements.
Like I said, hot.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
As for the third picture, please tell me that's obvious why I took it.