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Happy 4th. 大塚愛 - プラネタリウム for your inspiration with fireworks song.
I'm in the middle of arrangements to get experience with supply chain management and the likes in China around September. Blogging sites like LJ are blocked by the government there, but apparently I can still access them through CGI Proxy, although it'll be supar slow to use. I've no interest in messing w/ communism irl, so please just let me fangirl in peace ugh >___> Who wants to open up a Japanese import company afterwards 8D It's a long road~~~


I ate a few pieces before taking the pic. XD $5.39 of pure heaven.

Roma Tomatoes = ♥ .... quite literally
My messy tomatoes and eggs
Chinese Okra and mushroom - I've been using these mushrooms particularly often because H-mart has them really cheap. H-mart has just about all raw produce at the cheapest of... grocery stores I've been to here in general. It's great. But Uwajimaya is still the only one that carries the Taiwanese fruit-jelly cakes. Still, Ann Arbor's variety of Japanese snacks is like 15x bigger. I was rather perturbed.

From repeats:
The Big Read thinks the average adult has only read six of the top 100 books they've printed below.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them.

So many book-to-movies... A ridiculous amount of these I saw Wishbone stuff or movie adapatations of... Who remembers Wishbone~~~ XDD
And then for many of these books I read when I was too young mentally to comprehend what was going on... but when I discovered the joy of reading, I wanted to read so much even if I didn't get a bit of the story. ^^;;; Hhm, now that I've adopted very specific tastes in story, it gets much more difficult to stay interested in reading a lot of these...

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (The first five... I don't know if I'll ever read the last two)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (BOREEEE)
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (I even did a little fanart of this back in that senior year at high school. Never showed it to anyone and now it's missing in limbo. That's a good thing. LOL)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (I remember a friend of mine in high school, or maybe it was a teacher, reading it and telling me about all the rave around this book when it was first published in 2002. Now I see there's a movie for it coming out in 2009. ._o)
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

[anime blab]
Junjou 12 sub: Couldn't resist... XD We're doing the DVD special too, w00t BL~

Fangirling notes below, mostly OLDDDD ones:
-07-Ghost: I couldn't imagine anyone besides JunJun doing Hakuren's voice and I was very happy to see him voicing for the drama CD. Totally JunJun look. XD~~~~

-Some Luminous Arc 2 cam-screenies (spoilerrrr)~ I'm stalling on the 2nd playthrough once again. Saty's my strongest character at the moment. I love her move range... XD And I am very saddened that JunJun's character is not playable!! meganemegane!!!

-So I saw that the artist for the Onmyou Taisenki manga did Tales of Innocence manga.~ It was fun to see Sparda in his style, and Luca actually looks BISHIE. Hawt. But Sparda doesn't look so Sparda without his hat.

-Eeee Noji-nii's Scarecrowman is cuteeeee. This and Chi make me relive the beauty of touching children's shows.

-I've had this thought for a while, but I always wondered if the Kamiyan/Minami Omi Tama/No.502 duo was some kind of homage to the Black Blood Brothers bit where Kamiya was supposed to play Jirou, but then he had that accident... No, it's probably pure coincidence. Right? D8

-Gintama 113 is hideous and then amazing Miyazaki-ness and then dead in laughter. ♥

VERY NICE GINTAMA AMVS (nicovid on maintenance buuu):
ttp://youtube.com/watch?v=qJDIQzos5-I (recced by onkei_kun and it is GODLY)

The first two AMVs make Gintama look 1100% cool, and the 2nd one has a ... very special ending... XDDDDDD When nicovid comes back I'll spam the good ol' trinity x gintama vids too.

I need to figure out how to save videos off niconico now that they're getting stupid with their copyright protection reinforcement. Some of the really nice Gintama AMVs are gone already and I dunno where else to find them. >_> (search flv in this entry)

Oh yes, and these two pics were taken the night before I left for Washington state... She knew... I can't wait to see her again.
Tags: food, meme, series - gintama
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