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29 December 2015 @ 10:50 am
End of Year 2015 memes!  
Memes from kitzune, thanks :3c ~

The first sentence of the first entry from every month.
Note: A lot of these are friends/custom-filtered entries. No apologies if you can't access them |D;;

January
The ONE thing I hate being asked (or anyone getting asked this, really) is "When are the kids coming?"
http://splash.livejournal.com/550907.html

February
Minor stuff, on the line of the gathering with people at my old workplace, there were two new faces to the gathering this time, two of the people who came after I left.
http://splash.livejournal.com/561015.html

March
Tweets only ;;

April
Well I've done it, finally feel like I've reached a point where I don't need to hunt out any of the older Pokemon releases and can just concentrate on new things if they interest me.
http://splash.livejournal.com/575586.html

May
Event of fail
This morning, those protesters did a great job (sarcastic) trying to protest things like Facebook's shuttle for their workers using FACEBOOK for their main event page.
http://splash.livejournal.com/582850.html

June
Well, it's finally happening.
http://splash.livejournal.com/591625.html

July
Methinks I just won a Rayquaza DX Pokedoll for less than $10 shipped in total...!
http://splash.livejournal.com/601334.html

August
Back when I was cross-checking app stores for the old team at work, particularly for Japan, I would find a lot of "okozukai" (お小遣い) apps especially designed for housewives to earn money solely using their mobile phones.
http://splash.livejournal.com/610819.html

September
Haha ok well..

October
Mom keeps telling me to be more "prudent" with the amenities at shigoto, particularly with the free food.
http://splash.livejournal.com/626296.html

November
GC = Giftcard
http://splash.livejournal.com/637565.html

December
No sorry sis this isn't the wedding yet again.
http://splash.livejournal.com/642632.html

a few notes:
-Lulz I wasn't done getting the older releases in April, but close. Things definitely slowed down for me at least. Still have a bunch I need to clear out though
-Raycray DX pokedoll turns out to be a supersize one, yes there's a difference apparently
-September is a private entry but eh



1. What did you do in 2015 that you'd never done before?
-Caught up with One Piece anime
-Started my HIIT workouts, literally just a week ago though XD
-Made use of constantly having 8+ phones at my workdesk by having most of them running money-making apps when I'm not using them.
-A lot of things.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Guess I didn't make any last year. I did this year, hope to stick to them!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not one I consider close at least

4. Did anyone close to you die?
In 2014

5. What countries did you visit?
Did not travel at all this year XD;;; Saved a LOT of money thanks to that though.

6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015?
A wedding and a better place to live, with fiance/husband? D:... both hard calls for just one year at this rate, and norcal housing situation is terrible... and time flies!

7. What date from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
uhhhhhh... 11/11 pocky day?? numbers are not my thing

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Not falling in the red? Getting my California driver's license?? XDDDD; Not too much happened for me this year in general, tbh. But it was good.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Rent raise :\ This pretty much consumes all the money making from the phones, and now I'm being exposed to more wifi use that'll probably give me cancer in the far future...????.........

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Thankfully no. Got a quick cold sometime during one of my weekends with fiance, not sure what caused it.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A mail weight scale in order to ship things first-class from home/office.

In terms of pokemerch, probably the giant vintage Charizard bank, it cost me only 2500 yen ($21) shipped altogether. But there were a lot of really nice things this year........ XD;

12. Whose behavior merited celebrating.
My fiance for being himself? XD;;;

13. Whose behavior made you appalled?
Trump rofl. And many other guys in the news.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent is always my highest cost of anything on a monthly basis, and then Pokemon.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Pokemon GO

16. What song will always remind you of 2015?
I don't ever remember songs by years, so Iunno. I remember a lot of trivia behind a lot of the music I listen to, but not the years.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you
Happier or sadder? A tad bit sadder? The rent increase is really weighing on me every day sigh. I really want a place I can truly call home, because I've been without that for over 8 years now. There's no one else close to me who can truly relate with me on this, either because they're still living with their family, already living with their spouse, don't have roommates to deal with, are already invested in a proper house (sister, her neighborhood seems to be getting better?), or something along those lines. Ever since post-college, when I was meant to be "out of the nest", essentially. And I did end up in a lot of different places post-college before finally getting to California. But here yet I've still got a ways.
Fatter or thinner? About 5 pounds more on the weight, but I can't tell if it's muscle or fat. We'll see after all the HIIT exercising I do now~
Richer or poorer? Richer, though not as well off as my parents were at my age yet still. Fuck you inflation and norcal housing market

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Sleep. And pokesales advertising instead of mindless game grinding XD;; But that's just for the past couple months atm...

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
^ Mindless game grinding

20. How did you spend Chanukah?
Sleeping

21. Did you fall in love in 2015?
Still in

22. How many one-night stands?
I don't do those.

23. What was your favorite TV program?
One Piece since this is the year I caught up. PokeAni has been awesome too though.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
People like Shkreli? Well, I've always hated that type, but specifically I did not know that name until this year.

25. What was the best book you read?
Didn't read any books this year, hardly any fics even...

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I don't think it was all that great?? but I started listening to animenfo radio since I've gotten lazier with catching up with anime op/ed stuff.

27. What did you want and get?
pokestuff xD;

28. What did you want and not get?
A raise? They were supposed to do evaluations in October but they never did...

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
None. I'm sure it would've been the recent Hosoda Mamoru film if I could've seen it in JP theaters. Waiting for bluray!

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Turned 29. Went to work. Coworker decorated my desk with balloons and a cake, pleasantly surprising.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A raise + rent not going up

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2015?
Super lazy but cool looking layers, thanks to Uniqlo Heattech. Today I rock a black/white striped heattech with my Pikachu Symphonic Evolutions shirt on top.

33. What kept you sane?
Fiance

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Not so sure, I was never into celebrities. I even stopped following seiyuu stuff much this year around. They're all still lovely though~ So... how about Wing and Nishigaki getting married haahaa ^q^

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
In terms of everyone, domestic gun laws. cuz 'murica can't protect their own people but has this manifesto destiny mindset, wasting our tax money protecting other nations. Seriously, you guys yank 30% out of my paychecks for what?

In terms of myself personally, it's always public health issues. Get that cig stank out of my life please. Also, health insurance as a concept is a royal scam in the ass. National health care please.

36. Who did you miss?
Lina my cat, back at home in Michigan with parents. and Leanne in Japan

37. Who was the best new person you met?
This year uhhh guess I can't really say it's new? but my team lead (technically I met him in 2014, but the move took so long, I didn't start sitting in the same building as him until summer 2015) is pretty darn chill, used to be a vendor as well, and is often out of office to attend to his newborn baby's troubles :V

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015
The body takes only a few weeks before it becomes used to an exercise routine and the routine starts to lose efficacy (even so, I'll probably be doing same routines for a few months before switching around, or just continuously switching on monthly basis... it'll be a year of experiments??)

The US has really stepped up their game for the Tales franchise and it's no longer worth getting the JP releases, lol. Also considering the quality of new mothership titles... If I'd known ahead of time, I wouldn't have bothered with Zestiria JP. I don't have hopes for Berseria, especially after hearing that it's set in the same world as Zestiria with the bland Seirei people (seriously, described as beings with "a lack of selfness" how much of the definition of bland can you get), but I'll at least be amused with how much of a Jude/Milla lovechild the main girl is. The story looks a bitttt better too, but they have such a long way to come around in order to redeem themselves imo.

39. What song lyric is etched in your mind for this year?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLpw24At-b8
Na na na na na na na na na katamari damashi
Katamari On The Wings!

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Thank you Sukima Switch
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Mikikitzune on December 29th, 2015 07:03 pm (UTC)
What are these money making phone apps and do they actually work?
Splashsplash on December 29th, 2015 07:17 pm (UTC)
Hmm the Japanese ones I don't remember off the top of my head since I was only briefly checking them out like a year ago, nor do I know which ones are actually any good, but I'm sure if you search the okozukai term you could find a bunch! I did a write-up on the US ones http://splash.livejournal.com/637565.html but I think a lot of these don't work well if you're outside the US because they heavily rely on regional video ads.
Ris: eevee and jirachininetails on December 29th, 2015 11:37 pm (UTC)
I shall do the questions since I don't post entries like the old days. Guess that could be a new year's resolution XD

How about excitement for Pokemon Worlds in SF!! ww

Yay all the Pokemon answers

This year was cool to talk to you!

Hope next year will be great!
Splashsplash on December 30th, 2015 04:46 pm (UTC)
yusss please do~~ Need more LJing!!!

And yes Worlds! We should definitely arrange a pkmncollectors gathering or something when time comes XD;

Edited at 2015-12-30 04:52 pm (UTC)
Risninetails on December 30th, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yesss! That's okay with the community right because for Boston Worlds, the mods arranged the meetup... well one of them lives near Boston.

But the local members should definitely arrange it cuz we are familiar with the area XD