bluelovesorange: (beautiful boy)
[livejournal.com profile] sinonymity nudged me about making a holiday wish list (and if you guys have made one, please let me know in the comments - I'd like to see if there is something I could do for you) and it was hard, probably harder than the anonymous comment meme (which I think I may not do after all. Oops.) Mostly because it's the circumstances I'm in and the chill in the weather and how I just seem to be in a half awake state these days. I'm so tired.

if wishes were horses - I'd be galloping away

1. Someone to go to Japan with me. I like South Korea a lot. In fact, I'm looking out for a way to stay for another year, but with another school (PUBLIC) and another boss (A MILLION TIMES THIS), but right now it is very much WORK to me. I want to play and get away. I'm done with being an independent lone wolf, I need to be up with people. In Japan. I'm thinking of doing a mini break in February. This wish may be adapted to become Seoul if funds become tight, but yeah...a traveling companion.

2. My co teacher really likes gummy bears. The gummy candy they have in Korea is fine, but it's not gummy bears or Swedish fish, and since she's been a life saver in some tough jams, I'd like to get some gummy bears for her (and swedish fish!). [livejournal.com profile] amezri is sending me gummy bears and also American Junk Food (TM)

3. An email or a letter (pending my new mail address, obviously). Tell me about your life. I've been a shitty correspondent and lost touch with some people - I get it, we're all busy, but I'd really like to reconnect/or connect with you again. Why are you my friend? Or if you don't feel like that, tell me a story. I love stories.

4. A jetpens.com gift certificate or a pro flickr account upgrade

5. Mix cds. I used to love making these. It was one of my many semi-useful skills and I made them for everyone regardless of whether I had a crush on them or not. I even used to make mix tapes (this was in the dinosaur era and there are some embarrassing ones I made for a boy I was in love with internet flirting with when I was all of seventeen years old) and usually I made them because I wanted to share some music I really loved with the people I loved/liked/wanted to impress my musical inclinations on/just thought their day needed something.

I think I was pretty good at making a mix cd but there's always the worry that some people just aren't going to get it - musical taste being subjective and all, but I like to think I had more hits than misses. Then I got this amazing email from [livejournal.com profile] mistakency, who graciously let me quote her -

But this CD - it's just! Four years later and the transitions are perfect! I cannot believe no one else gets to enjoy them! That's a crime.

This afternoon I was listening to the untitled one that begins with Esthero raging about Ashanti, and I want to tell you that I played it during a high school trip once and everyone went silent and listened when "Calculation Theme" came on. AND THEN THAT ENTIRE ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE I LOVED WENT HOME AND DOWNLOADED THEMSELVES SOME METRIC. aaaaah favorite moment for life, and you were responsible.


And then I remember the time I was in Scotland on a tour bus and I brought along some mix cds and I sidled up to the (unnervingly attractive) guide/driver and asked him if he could play the cd and he smiled at me and said yes, and we listened to a lot of Scottish indie and good old fashioned anthem rock and yes, I snuck in Travis - because SCOTLAND. I may not remember all the songs that were on the cd - I have a bad habit of not writing down lists for many of my mix cds when they're for me, but I remember the feeling of being on that bus, my head against the window watching the highlands blur and being so happy that I was there, in that moment and place.

Music to me is as necessary and food and air and someone I love saying my name. It's essential.
bluelovesorange: (always jae)
Parenthetical Girls go literal with the expression blood sweat and tears and homage The Tale of Two Sisters. I'm not sure this PR stunt makes me want to listen to their music.
bluelovesorange: (cityscape)


fandom colliding: Na In (or is it Nine?) of Dear Cloud dueting with Rachael Yamagata for her song Be Be Your Love

Dear Cloud is the r0xors. For all my pop sensibilities, I am a rock and roll girl at heart, and there's nothing I love more than watching musicians and their instruments.

I floated away on a cloud but you were there waiting with a salt shaker )
bluelovesorange: (arashi)
Taiwanese indie pop scene/bandscene here @ http://www.wwr.com.tw/
bluelovesorange: (hanazawa rui cares)
oh wait, this is actually good. YEAH I SAID IT.

Epik High, why you so FREAKING AWESOME?



I've watched half of episode 4 of You're Beautiful, and guys, I don't think I have the patience to go on watching for another 16 episodes (or watch, like a zombie outbreak, this becomes the new Boys Over Flowers in popularity and becomes the new fandom juggernaut, and it gets extended to 20+ eps.)

Because yes, it's cute (sometimes cotton candy sickeningly so), and it's shiny, and Smirky Guyliner is starting to show more emotions instead of just constipated looking irritation, and Stylist Noona is still my favorite female character, and blondie Jeremy (WTF?) is a lovable dimwit, but as a whole, this drama isn't gelling for me in terms of total enjoyment factor. There are parts of it that are very good, and the crack is all right, I suppose (but I'm more used to and fond of jdrama crack and I was brought up on wuxia so you know my crack standards are HIGH)and while I can see the plot points that the Hong Sisters are juggling, I'm not sure I'm invested in anyway (snarky or otherwise) to see the emotional payoff.

And also, this guy:




He's NEVER GOING TO GET THE GIRL.

Check out the requirements: He's kind, he listens, he bandages her wounds. He covers for her. He wears white. He drinks tea.

HE IS SO SCREWED OVER.

And sometimes, as irreverent and snarky and totally aware of the 'great escapism' of dramas and how they have little to no connect to real life, WHATSOEVER drama watcher I am, sometimes (all the time) I'd like the second, decent, no secret pain, just genuinely kind character to actually have a relationship with the girl he loves and she loves him back. In that way.

BECAUSE NICE BOYS ARE AWESOME. SERIOUS. WORD TO YOUR MOM.

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