24 April 2011 @ 03:17 pm
Personal Entry No. 68  
Finding myself with free time and a large box of miscellaneous confections, I think I can post something today! There hasn't been much time for anything other than scattered comments ever since my spring vacation, as I've been pretty busy with the CLS paperwork, major and minor audits, class and housing registration, and upcoming final exams. (It's strange to think of it, but I only have one full week of classes left before "reading week" and finals -- where did this semester fly off to?)

For those whom I didn't already tell, I found out that I'll be going to Vladimir this summer, and will be studying at the KORA Russian Language Center. It's a remarkably beautiful city, and is either over 900 or 1,000 years old, depending on what foundation date one goes by; I don't know where exactly in the city I'll be staying, but I do know that the program has many cultural excursions planned to local museums and theaters, as well as to Moscow and Saint Petersburg. I'm both excited frightened at the prospect of being in an entirely different country for seven weeks, but hopefully my excitement will get the better of my fear before I leave.

School has been going relatively well this past month: I managed to see both a very silly production of The Pirates of Penzance and an amazing taiko performance/fundraiser for the city of Asahi, which was badly damaged by the Tōhoku earthquake. My own Japanese-language professor is from Asahi, and she herself performed in one of the pieces -- she looked so amazing!

Here's a clip of this particular taiko group's 2009 performance in my area. )

I also went on tour with my choral group at the beginning of this month, which was a tiring but overall enjoyable experience. (Unfortunately, it seems that we will never be able to attend that one hotel in New York City again.) We just completed our recording sessions for a new CD, so hopefully I'll be able to upload the pieces we sang here for your benefit -- so long as you want to listen to them, of course!

On an entirely different note -- har! -- here are some more previews! )

Finally: to those who celebrate it, have a happy Easter! To those who don't, enjoy the onset of spring or fall!
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06 March 2010 @ 01:41 am
Personal Entry No. 45  
Why do I post more often when I have to write papers, go over drills, and practice Russian folk songs?1 Here are the results to that character meme.

1. Hanato Kobato (Kobato.)
2. Genis Sage (Tales of Symphonia)
3. Doraemon (Doraemon)
4. Mihara Shuuko (Angelic Layer)
5. Fei Wong Read (TSUBASA RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE)
6. Kinomoto Sakura (Card Captor Sakura)
7. Sylvette Suede (Tegami Bachi
8. Clow Read (Card Captor Sakura)
9. Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
10. Urdnot Wrex (Mass Effect)
11. Commander Shepard (Mass Effect) 2
12. Dunning Smith (Hotel Dusk) 3
13. Don Paolo (Professor Layton)
14. Dr. Thunderland, Jr. (Tegami Bachi)
15. Flora Reinhold (Professor Layton)

Through the door there came familiar laughter,/I saw your face and heard you call my name. )

This turned out to be such a block of text, it would be best if you added "?style=mine" to the page url. I need to find a wider layout.
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18 December 2009 @ 05:01 pm
Personal Entry No. 33  
Thank you for your well wishes, everyone! I just emailed the last of my final papers to my professor, so I'm finally done with this semester. Here's looking forward to the next one.

And now for something completely different. )

In other news, I was able to scrounge up an invite code and make a Dreamwidth account. I don't plan on using it extensively, barring any unforeseen tragedies in LiveJournal, but you can see it here.

I never do these memes
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