Mirror Mirror

Why so serious, guys? Let’s be more like Tegoshi!

You live longer when you smile, you know. :3

I find it kinda funny that they’re in their model poses — all except for Tegoshi, who just stands there *~sparkling~* at you. Ehh, doesn’t really matter cuz NEWS are all looking really great! Really loving the colors.

I can’t wait for this to air. I need something else to replay over and over again because I think I’ve exhausted that last Music Station performance. ^_________^

Tego’s pants. o_O Is it just me or did he dig that out of Massu’s wardrobe? It looks like shorts with leggings underneath, which, as we all know, is Massu’s trademark style. Hard to tell, though, with the screen cut off around their knees. Just have to wait and see. :D

Umm… unrelated, but I just need to get this out. I appreciate all the hard work and everything, but when translating from Japanese—>English to help others who know not an ounce of Japanese, the translator should probably have a firm grip on English first, and then s/he should further study Japanese grammar. You know, to avoid making mistakes that can completely alter the meaning of sentences.

And it might not be a good idea to insert snide comments and ultra-biased gushing between the lines of translation that could possibly irk your readers who maybe don’t agree with you so much. Or at least put all those comments at the bottom, and readers may choose to skip over them. I don’t like seeing excessive love for one member while the clearly receive less love.

Not trying to sound like a jerk or anything. Just some bugging thoughts. :)

. . .

This is what I learned when I came back from the impromptu doctor’s appointment Friday:

  1. My throat is red, but it’s healing so I don’t need any antibiotics. Another week and I should be fine. :D
  2. My hair is falling out at an alarming rate and they don’t know what’s wrong. TT-TT
  3. CANNOT STAND GETTING MY BLOOD DRAWN. DX

Doc wanted to do a blood count or something (apparently my blood is somehow related to my thinning hair?) so she sent me to the lab to get my blood drawn. The thing about me is that I love shots, in which they inject stuff into you and it’s such an odd rush for me when that happens. Haha, I so fear for my future. :P /iamnotadruggie

But for some reason, I feel dizzy at the mere thought of having stuff taken out.

*shudders*

Throughout the whole process I kept my left hand up and shielding my face from what the blood guy was doing. Seemed like a nice guy, with an easygoing manner and some kind of light Caribbean accent, so that helped. Somewhat. Across from me, Mama was silently laughing at my whimpering.

Busy schedule today went like this:

  1. 8:30 am — wake up
  2. 9:30 am — leave for weekly volunteering
  3. 1:30 pm — arrive at home
  4. 3:40 pm — change into uniform and leave for reunion mass at school —> choir
  5. 6:00 pm — change back into regular clothes
  6. 6:30 pm — pass by MIT for the first time (pretty building!), realize that Harvard and MIT are really close to each other, and arrive at gigantic costume store jammed with college students
  7. 7:40-ish pm — leave costume place happily and with costume bag containing pieces of Disney-related club council costume in hand
  8. 8:30 pm — home at last —> yay, fried chicken for dinner! (well, grilled for me; fried things make me feel sick)

At the two-floor costume place, I had briefly rifled through the rack that contained various Alice in Wonderland dresses before firmly telling myself, “NO. You will not let Tegoshi Yuya influence your individuality,” and walking away to piece together my own costume. It wasn’t easy — I passed by three more of the blue-and-white dresses that people had randomly stuck in-between vintage skirts and such. It was as if the world wanted me to be Alice.

But nope. I’m gonna be my own version of Tigger. ^~^ With this ruffled skirt that’s absurdly, er, length-challenged, but I’ll manage with a pair of orange tights and shorts. ^^;; I’m really against pre-made costumes, no matter how beautifully constructed, because that’s like cheating. Making my own is much more fun.

Tomorrow (today, I mean; it’s almost two am AND I REALLY NEED TO STOP DOING THAT) I gotta work at the open house at school. They assigned me to stand at the Literary Magazine and Choir boards. Great. Two places at once.

Anyway, all that’s the not the point of this entry. It’s time for another meme!

I already did a shorter version of this once before, but someone insisted that I do another one. :P The old one was done a year and a half ago, mere months before I got brainwashed by Johnny’s. Oh how things have changed. :Dv

Again, anything in parentheses is a translation of the song title. And I inserted links if they’re available. :D

RULES:
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag 25 people in your note that you want to do this activity. You must tag the person that sent you this note.

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS ‘ARE YOU OKAY’ YOU SAY?
“don’t cry anymore” by miwa
Lol this sounds rather creepy. I imagine someone asking me if I’m okay, and I respond by looking up slowly through a curtain of filthy hair, pausing, and then creepily whispering to either myself or to the other person, “Don’t cry anymore…”

2. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
“The Artist” by The Hush Sound
This is not rigged, honest. o__o But that’s exactly how I would describe myself. My writing can be considered art, right?

3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
“Rain” by Ohno Satoshi
Yes, rain + the one you like = always a good thing. :D

4. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
“Chirarizumu” (um, no word for this in English, but I think it’s when you see a girl’s underwear when the wind blows up her skirt) by NEWS/KoyaShige
O_____O I’m only perverted when it’s Johnny’s related! And this song is very misleading if you don’t speak Japanese. All happy and dancey and stupid, and then you read the translation and you’re thinking… “The heck was that?”

5. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
“I’ll be back” by THYME
I guess this is referring to how I’m hoping I can return to those Bullies from Hell — who tortured me in grade 8 — and be able to say, “What now, bitches? LOOK WHO HAS AN AWESOME LIFE.”

6. WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?
“Love Yourself ~ Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki” (I Love the You That You Hate) by KAT-TUN
Hmm, kind of true? I do often tell people to love themselves more.

7. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
“Truth” by Arashi
I am the way. I am the truth. I am the life.
Oh wait, that’s supposed to be Jesus.

8. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
“Egoist” by school food punishment
D: Not true! My parents think I’m a very nice, selfless, sensitive person.
I’m SO glad they don’t know the truth. ^vv^

9. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
“Kimi + Boku = Love” (You + Me = Love) by Tegomass
It’s more like, You + Me = Never Gonna Happen. D:

10. WHAT IS 2 + 2?
“YOU” by MiChi
For some reason, this seems like an appropriate answer. 2 + 2 = YOU (and ME). Oh god I am so lame. XP
But what a shame I can’t find a preview link for this lovely song. ):

11. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
“Chocolate” by Tegomass
Uhh…
“Love, keep it a secret
My girl, you are special
No. Definitely NO.
I mean, I definitely think Adele is special, but my mental voice isn’t all creepish like that.

12. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
“Silent Prayers” by RURUTIA
So depressing. ;____; I’ve never been emo like that before. Unless by “prayers” it’s talking about how I always pray before I take a test.

13. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
“Change” by Taylor Swift
No thanks, I like myself the way I am. :D Just a few minor tweaks will be fine, though. Like my icky face.

14. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
“Towairo no Koi” (Love of Eternal Colors) by NEWS
Okay, I don’t like Angel THAT much.

15. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
“Across the Starlight” by Q;indivi
Appropriate and gorgeous song. *_______* This was actually my most frequently played song in iTunes before NEWS took over.
“Take my hand, just far away
My starway is starting and shining your way
Always gonna be together, you and me
Sunrise to sunset across the starlight”
(probably inaccurate because I wrote this by ear :P)

16. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
“Sunadokei” (Hourglass) by Tegomass
As in, it was only a matter of time until I died? How nice.

17. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST??
“Rain-Bow” by Fukui Mai
Well, I do love spreading my love of colors.

18. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR??
“Nobody’s Home” by ONE OK ROCK
That’s never happened to me before because someone is always home when I get there. *shrug* It could be my fear, for all I know.

19. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
“Pumpkin” by Masuda Takahisa
My secret is that I had pumpkin soup today? (And I did!)
Man, I really wish a studio version of this exists.

20. WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
“Share” by NEWS
On the contrary, I would rather eat this piece of saltwater taffy by myself. I don’t care if it’s gonna rot my teeth.

21. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
“Zutto” (Always) by NEWS/Tegomass
Awwww. I’m gonna miss them so much when I head off for college. ;______;

22. WHAT WILL YOUR CHILD’S FIRST WORDS BE?
“Why…” by DOMINO
LOLOL of course my child would say such a thing. XP

23. WHAT DO YOU SAY WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR?
“Alejandro” by Lady Gaga
…What.

24. WHAT DID YOU SAY IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT?
“Bambina” (in Italian, it means little girl/something you call your girlfriend) by NEWS
Why am I getting such wtf answers? And what kind of dream could I have possibly had? O_O

25. WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
“Mirror Mirror” by M2M

Whew. Done! NEWS/Tegomass showed up more than a third of the time. Not surprising, since they (solo artists and sub-units and all) make up 28% of the 450 songs in my iPod. ^–^ I’m starting to think that the other songs in my iPod are intimidated by the Johnny’s domination and only a select few dare to show up during shuffle. XD I am surprised that five of the songs that showed up are from non-Japanese artists.

I AM American, after all. Of course I listen to English songs. :D

Until next time,

~ Mimi ~:)

P.S. I am so looking forward to the mass amount of homework that will be waiting for me when I come home tomorrow from the open house.

Wheeee.

2 thoughts on “Mirror Mirror

  1. Thank you for this giggle-inducing post as the 2nd thing I read/do on my NEW LAPTOP >w< (lol I accidentally typed NEWS instead of NEW again :P)
    :D OMG. YAY. NEWS on SCP too! :D lol On my friend's birthday.

    Ah, I completely agree with the whole subtitling thing. I don't mind as much if they aren't totally fluent in English, as long as I get the basic gist of it, but putting personal comments make it really unprofessional.

    :O *Gasp!* My friend's hair falls out in alarming rates as well! When you run your fingers through her hair, there's, like, a mini hairball tangled in your fingers o.e

    asdafkldndl YOU DID THE MEME~! I was giggling so obnoxiously when I saw it :3
    XD We both got Chocolate for #11

    You know, I've never tried saltwater taffy… D:

    I appreciate you doing the meme! owo It totally amused me :D Good luck with that work D: Which reminds me, I should be doing mine.

  2. I am honored to have written the second thing you read on your NEW LAPTOP. :D Wait, what was the first thing you did?
    They’re singing Fighting Man again on Music Station! And possibly on SCP! I love the performances of this song. ^///^

    I definitely agree about the subtitling, but I was more referring to written translations of magazines and such. I found this one girl who kind of makes it obvious who she likes and doesn’t like. That’s all fine if you’re writing in a personal journal for your friends, but not so much when it’s a public page.
    And I am a huge grammar whore so I can’t help my preferences there, can I? English can be pretty precise about word choice and the tiniest mistake can screw up the meaning.

    TT-TT A girl’s hair is her life! I’m glad I’m not the only one stressing out over this, but that doesn’t stop the fact that there’s practically nothing left. DDD: It doesn’t happen to you?

    I did the meme last year (it’s floating around somewhere in my journal) but I did it again cuz you nicely asked me to. :) I love memes. I only wish I had more time to do them. I absolutely recommend treasuring your free time while it lasts, because you never know when you’ll become as busy busy busy as me and have no time for *gasp* fangirling.

    Saltwater taffy is good. Sticky. ^~^ It has mostly a standard sugary taste with a mild fruity flavor afterward (depending on which one you pick), and you can taste the tiniest bit of salt in the background.
    There’s no saltwater in the taffy, in case you don’t know. There’s water and there’s salt but no saltwater.

    Gonna go to sleep now. I pulled an all-nighter yesterday and I’m totally regretting it. DX

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