Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Anime Night

Soooo.... I'm really bored, so I'm going to update my awesome blog...

And before I continue, this post contains minor spoilers, so I guess don't read it if you don't want to. xD

So this post is about the wonderful Anime Night at the teen center I go to, called Levels. So because the only gifts that I ever get from my parents are anime related, I was in charge of bringing stuff. We saw two movies of awesomeness:
-----------Howl's Moving Castle-----------

I think that this is a pretty good movie for both kids and adults. I remember my friend, Kurry, kept on saying "OMIGOD SO SEXY!!" whenever Howl came on. We wanted my other friend, Emi, to comment on something, too. So whenever the castle came up, she would say, "What a wonderful work of architecture." But I must say, my favorite part is when Howl's hair color is sadly changed. HE LOOKED SO GOOOOOOD AS A BLONDE!! >.<>
--------My Neighbor Totoro---------

Aahh!! This was such a cute movie!! It's more of a little kid movie, though. Me and my friends all looked forward to seeing Totoro defy the laws of physics. And you can't forget about the wonderful Catbus!! The really cool thing is that when Howl was made in '04, this movie was animated in '88! And I must say, Studio Ghibli really outdid themselves with the animation for this movie. The visuals are really good. :D

Ok, I'm done. =) I like making posts look unnecessarily pretty and neat. Soo... uh... I think that's all. Not that there was really that much to talk about in the first place. Just a small warning, I'm gonna guess that half of these pre-exchange posts are going to be on random stuff that don't relate to exchange what so ever...

Now, for anybody that might care, RANDOM STUFF THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN SOON IN MY LIFE!!

-Strangely, my American and Chemistry mid-terms aren't during mid-term week (next week)...
-The next Levels musical has been chosen: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and
-Sadly, I won't be able to be in it because my grandma is turning 90, and her celebration is the weekend of the show..... wow, that makes me seem like a total jerk, but you get what I mean...

Ok, sorry for babbling a little... :D
And now for my ticker:

Sooo looong!!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Doctor's Office

Soooo today I had to go to the doctors!! Yaayy!! So, I needed to get a Typhoid shot. I know that typhoid's not really a problem in the US, but I'm going to the Philippines in a month. And it is a problem there. And now my arm hurts. Getting stabbed with needles is not fun... xD

I got stabbed a second time in my left arm. It was my TB test, which I needed for a doctor's form for my trip to Japan. And that one really hurt. A lot. But how that works, they injecting this... jelly thing... into my arm, and now there's a small bump there. If my skin is completely flat by Monday, than I'm fine. If there's still a bump, than that means that I need to pay another visit to the doctor's because I may have/may be susceptible to getting tuberculosis... Not fun. But hopefully, all will turn out ok!

Now, more on my trip to the Philippines for those who were curious. The thing is, my friend is half Indian, half Filipino. And one of her Indian cousins is getting married in the Philippines. Of course she's going to go see the wedding, but she wanted to bring a friend this time. So she asked me! And my mom said yes! And now I'm going to go to an awesome Indian wedding over my February break. :D

On another note, I'm super happy because my dad just bought me a new blackberry. It's awesome because it'll work in the Philippines and in Japan! xD


Monday, January 3, 2011

My Glorious Intro...

Hey! This is just an introduction post. My name's Lauren and I will be spending a month in Japan with EIL.

Edit: I got a question about EIL. It stands for Experiment in International Living and the website is

The program specifically is called "Japan: Japanimation: Exploring Japanese Culture through Anime and Manga," which pretty much means I'm gonna be learning how to create anime, while staying with a family, all while learning the language and culture.

I must say that once I'm actually in Japan, I have no idea if I will ever be able to post, or if I'll have to post everything when I get back or something crazy like that....

But anyway, my forms are looking pretty good. I got everything I need to be signed, signed. I just haven't emailed it all yet. And my mom sent in a form for the doctor yesterday that's due at the end of the month. Hopefully it won't take him two years to send it back... But other than that, everything's good. I'll try to update often.. i guess.. even though my life's not that interesting...

*Sorry, I'm still trying to figure out all of this blogger stuff..*

Well, until next time!