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honjitsu wa.. [12 Oct 2005|11:02pm]
[ mood | okay ]

Let's see what's new.



Well, my parents are in Hawaii until Friday night. Angie flew in from Minnesota on Sunday to help us manage while my mother and father are out. I'm glad she's here, I need her to sit with me so I can drive to work each day. We've gone to several places while she's been here. Ironically, I've been doing all the driving o_o .... when I'm not at work that is.

Today I saw the Corpse Bride for the second time. Quin wanted to treat us all to the movies again since Angie's here to visit. We all liked it even for the second time; well, actually it was Angie's first time seeing it so...whatever..

Also, this morning, while I was getting ready for work, some real estate agent called and requested to see our house. They said they'd be coming around 10:15 to 10:30 give or take. I wanted to get to work early today so I thought *wonderful, we'll leave around 10:00 or a little after, and be out of their way*. No. Those people came earlier than 10:15. In fact, they left before 10:15. That ticked me off so badly. And when I was all ready to leave, Angie told me "You can't, they parked in the middle of the driveway." *-_- ... lovely* Just so you know, we keep our car in the garage...so yeah, it was a bummer. *sigh* So, I ended up not getting to work early, like I wanted, and instead just got there on time. Muh.. Tsutomu-san (my boss) told me to clean up the bathrooms and prepare the waitress station. So as I went over to the ladie's room I spoke to God for a bit. Just asking him to lend me some patience, because I don't want to be serving people with a bad attitude. I want to keep my healthy work ethics going. After that, I felt a lot better. At work I had to show Rick (a gentleman that works at another restaurant and apparently has a lot of restaurant experience) what needed to be done to prepare for the lunch shift. He offered to help out Tsutomu-san with being a waiter. It's nice to have him help out, since we are low on waiters and waitresses at the moment. I found out that one of the main waitresses just walked out on the job the other day. I couldn't believe it! But more than anything, I feel bad for my boss. He's such an awesome man, and I believe that he deserves a lot of respect. I'm going to miss him so much when my time here in Brentwood comes to an end.

All in all, my day was just fine. I just don't like real estate business so much. Here in this town, it's highly overrated...seriously.

shabete kudasai

Hawai'i [31 Aug 2005|07:58pm]
Just to let some know, I may be moving back much, much sooner than I had originally thought.
4 spoke| shabete kudasai

Trip to Lompoc: party, mission ruins, and driving practice [10 Aug 2005|10:41am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Wow, seems like it's been a really long time since I last wrote.

This past weekend I was back in Lompoc visiting family. Saturday was my Grandparent's anniversary (on my dad's side) and also my Grandfather's birthday; he just turned 73. They threw a raging party that day. Seriously, sometimes I question the age that they really say they are; because they look and act at least 15 years younger than they really are. During that Saturday I helped my Grandpa and the kids (my cousins) make marshmellow guns in the yard. I didn't want one, so I just instructed them. We ran out of some parts for the guns, so my Grandpa, Quin, Alina and I took off to Home Depot quickly to get some more pieces. We came back and finished a few more for the kids. A little while after that, it was time to eat. After I was done eating, I went outside to the backyard where most of the adults were hanging out. I just sat on the concrete steps in the yard and listened to their chit-chats. I got up and walked around a little, and looked up at my Grandpa. He asked me if I wanted to go for a drive with him. I agreed to, though I wasn't too sure what he exactly meant (if he wanted to help me practice driving, or if he wanted to just show me around someplace). He took me to the high school parking lot, and I figured out what he was going to have me do. He's done this before with me. He's a driving instructor, so it's all good :) He had me practice making turns and all that. I always have a pretty good time practicing with Grandpa. I always learn so much from him. After a while he had me go out on the street and practice. At this point I got nervous. I never drove on a public road before. Still, he was beside me, so I knew I'd be alright. He had me drive on a few streets, then one highway, then back to his house. A little while after we came back, it was time for my grandparents to open their gifts. I video taped some of it, and most of the time it was really funny. People gathered around them and cracked a bunch of stupid jokes. It was great. After that, my uncle turned on some records, and my grandparents danced in the living room. I never really understood couples dancing, but that's probably because I have yet to experience such things. No, I have never been to a dance in my life, not even prom...so bug off. Anyways, after their dance, things started to get kind crazy among the adults. Some of it was pretty funny, that I had to get it on tape. I hung out with the adults and had conversations with them all night. My grandma was complementing me and saying that I've really matured. That was sweet of her to say :) That party just about lasted until midnight, phew! I went to bed with a tiny headache from the loud music they played. Nevertheless, it was a very good party.

The next day I did a few things. In the noon time I took Alina and Cocoa up to the Mission ruins of La Purisma (sp?). I was surprised to find out that the ruins are older than I thought. According to what I read, the mission was built in 1787, and was destroyed in 1812 by a huge earthquake. I looked behind me towards the foothills to see if there were any visual evidence. I then noticed a huge split between two hills, that formed some rigid looking landforms within the split. I was astonished. Though I've seen these ruins so many times, I always learn more whenever I go back to it. The funny thing about this area, is that it's just around the back of some houses. It's not fenced off, and you don't need to pay to see these ruins. They just kind of sit there, on an empty hill, behind some houses, next to a railroad track (which is what we followed to get to the ruins because my grandparent's house is right next to a railroad track). After our little visit at the ruins, he hopped back on the railroad track, and walked back to the house. When we got back, we got ready to go visit Ojiichan and Obaachan across town.

It was a nice little visit. I had good conversations with both of them. We didn't stay too long though. Obaachan's not as healthy as she used to be, unfortunately. Still, I'm very glad we visited.

When we came back to my father's parents house, my Grandpa taught me some more driving, by making me drive to Little Caesars to pick up some pizza. After we came back, we ate some, and went back out to practice some more. This time the twins came along. We were out for an hour and a half or so. The more I was driving, the less I felt nervous about it all. After we came back, things just settled down from there. And after a while, we all went to sleep.

The next day we were to leave Lompoc and head back home. My father wanted to take me to the DMV in town and have me test to get my permit before we leave. So that morning I took my sweet time getting ready and reviewing the driver manual. I wanted to make sure I had the majority of it down to pass the test. After a couple hours, my father and I walked to the DMV and waited in line to get things down. It took a couple hours to get everything done. Since I passed the test, it was all worth the time though :) So yeah, I have my permit now. *yay* And since I only have a month of being 17 left, I could get my license next month if I wanted to.

After we came back from the DMV, we told everyone the news, and we had a quick lunch. Everyone was relieved to hear that I passed...since it took so long :P A little while after we ate, we got packed up, and said our goodbyes to our grandparents. This was one of the nicest, and most productive visits I ever had in Lompoc. And though this trip was another last minute decision, I had no regrets making it.

shabete kudasai

55 forty or fight?....I'm retarded [27 Jul 2005|01:42pm]
[ mood | calm ]

Check off what you have done, then count up the x's and post the number in your subject line.

(x) I have a cell phone.
( ) I am an only child.
( ) I have smoked a cigarette before.
( ) I do drugs.
( ) I smoke (Weed).
( ) I am an alcoholic.
( ) I love cold weather.
( ) I have shot a gun before.
(x?) I cannot live without music.
( ) I have no tolerance for ignorant people.
(x) I have ridden on a motorcycle before.
( ) I will be in this town forever.
( ) I have been to 5 other countries.
( ) I get annoyed easily
(x) I want kids.
( ) I have neat handwriting.
(x) I have more than a few horrible memories.
( ) I am addicted to chocolate
(x) I have a sibling/siblings.
(x) My parents are strict.
(x) I love airplane rides.
(x) I love taking pictures.
( ) I hate people who are fake.
( ) I can be mean when I want to be. (but I'm usually not)
(x) My parents care about my grades.
(x) I am easy to talk to.
( ) I hate when people are late.
(x) I procrastinate.
(x) I love springtime.
( ) I have too many clothes for my closet/dresser.
(x) I love to sleep.
(x) I wish I were smarter.
( ) I am afraid of flying.
(x) I hate drama.
( ) I bite my nails
(x) I have been on a 7 hour car ride or longer.
(x) I never fight with my parents.
(x) I love the beach.
(x) I have had the chicken pox.
( ) I have had pneumonia.
(x) I have gone out in public in my pajamas.
( ) I cannot control my emotions.
(x) I have a best friend.
(X)I have moved more than once.
(x) I truly love my friends.
( ) I love to write.
( ) I have broken/fractured a bone.
(x) I love my computer.
(x) I am a happy person.
(x) I love to dance.
(x) I love to sing.
(x) I love to act crazy and be funny.
( ) I love cleaning my room.
( ) I tend to get jealous very easily.
( ) I like night better than day.
( ) I have been on the phone for over 5 hours at a time.
( ) I don't like to study for tests.
(x) I am too forgiving.
( ) I have horrible sense in direction.
( ) I own an odd pet (snakes, insects, etc.)
(x) I miss elementary school.
(x) My eye color changes.
(x?) I become stressed easily.
( ) I hate liars.
( ) I can play the piano.
(x) I love to play in the rain.
(x) I love my family.
( ) I hate needles.
( ) I'm afraid of snakes
(x?) I am a perfectionist.
(x) I always wanted to learn to play the guitar or drums.
( ) I hate the feeling of failure.
(x) I have friends in other countries.
(x) I know how to cook.
(x) I can speak another language.
(x?) At times, I can be very selfish.
(x) At times, I still act like a little kid.
( ) I have allergies.
(x) I love little kids.
( ) I love to read.
(x) I wish I was more motivated for school.
(x) I like getting stuff in the mail.
(x) I have problems with letting go of old feelings/memories.
( ) I hate being alone.
(x) I love myself
(x) I like summer.
(x) I like weekends.
( ) I can type with one hand.
(x) I can swim.
( ) I sing in the shower.
(x) I have never been camping.
( ) I usually get what I want.
(x) I have been on stage before.
(x) I love roller coasters.
(x) I am close with my parents


Man, I was so stupid on Monday. I forgot to check my work schedule Friday night, so I decided to call in Monday afternoon to find out. I figured I won't be working Monday being as they usually schedule me in for later days in the week. Well I called in Monday afternoon and found out that I was supposed to come in that morning. >-< gah! That's so not happening again. Gomen nasai Tsutomu-san.

shabete kudasai

Brilliant [19 Jul 2005|10:16am]
Eli and I thought of the funniest thing to post on ebay last night. But before I got my hopes up, I checked ebay. Sure enough, someone already came up with the idea. Oh well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7337517299&category=38082&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7336001874&category=621&rd=1

I was still cracking up pretty badly.


XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
shabete kudasai

Gravity [18 Jul 2005|10:47am]
[ mood | sad ]

been a long road to follow
been there and gone tomorrow
without saying goodbye to yesterday
are the memories I hold still valid?
or have the tears deluded them?

maybe this time tomorrow
the rain will cease to follow
and the mist will fade into one more today
something somewhere out there keeps calling

am I going home?
will I hear someone singing solace to the silent moon?
zero gravity what's it like?

am I alone?

is somebody there beyond these heavy aching feet
still the road keeps on telling me to go on
something is pulling me
I feel the gravity of it all


My gosh, if any song would be for me, this one would definately fit.

3 spoke| shabete kudasai

my schtuff [12 Jul 2005|12:53pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

read my answers then erase my answers. insert your own and repost.

1. What is your middle name?
Mari

2. What color underwear are you wearing now?
white

3. What are you listening to right now?
the laptop running

4. what are the last 2 digits in your phone number?
20

5. What was the last thing you ate?
hot cheetos

6. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
teal

7. How is the weather right now?
sunny in the high 90s, maybe 100s

8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Liz

9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
hair and eyes

10. Favorite type of Food
Japanese

11. Do you drink?
no

12. Do you smoke?
no

13. Ever get so drunk you dont remember what you did?
never drank before

14. hair color
brown with light gold streaks (natural)

15. eye color
dark hazel

16. Do you wear contacts?
no

17. Single?
for the most part

18. Favorite Month?
April, July, September, and December

19. Are you a virgin?
yes

20. Last Movie you Watched?
I don't remember, I'm not much of a movie watcher

21. Favorite Day of the Year?
don't have one really

22. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
I don't even worry about asking people out

24. Hugs or Kisses?
hugs

25. Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate

26. Do you want your friends to respond back?
sure

27. Who is most likely to respond?
who knows?

28. Who is least likely to respond?
who knows?

29. What books are you reading?
One Blood

30. Piercings?
none whatsoever

31. Fav. Movie?
There were some I really liked

32. Fav. baseball Team?
I guess maybe the Seattle Mariners, I'm not much of a sports fan though

33. Fav. American Idol?
Don't really have one

34. Any Pets?
Cocoa the Shi-tzu mix, and Chako (really Alina's pet) the Black Bear Hamster

35. AIM
Megami Tsunami1

36. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn?
just butter, otherwise no popcorn for me

37. Dogs or cats?
dogs

38. Favorite Flower?
white ginger

39. What do you do when you wake up in the A.M?
study

40. Do you still talk to your best friends from intermediate school?
intermediate school?? with the way my life has been, that's a very hard thing to do, but there's one I still talk to

41. What's on your desk?
A telephone and answering machine, green wig, dv cam recorder, speakers, laptop, Japanese candy, Calpico consentrated beverage in a bottle, Todai plushie, microphone, empty juice glass, cordless mouse, lotion bottle, 3 in 1 highlighter, Sushi menu, House and Garden magazine, California Drivers manual, red jewel case, panasonic battery recharger, Meiji Fruit drop tin container, Pez dispenser-flashlight thingy, and I think that covers it. :)

42. Rock Concert or symphony?
I'm cool with either

43. Play or Opera?
play

44. Have you ever fired a gun?
no

45. Do you like to travel by plane?
sure, it can be exciting

46. Right-handed or Left-handed?
right, and slightly both

48. How many pillows do you sleep with?
two

49. Are you missing someone?
yes

50. Did you like this survey:
yes

2 spoke| shabete kudasai

My Job *tun tun tun* [09 Jul 2005|01:35pm]
[ mood | teh goof ]

So far (woah, almost spelled fart! AH!), the job I have now is going well. I think my boss Jack likes me enough to keep me. I'm still in training, so we'll see how everything goes until I'm out. Last Friday when I worked dinner I had my first accident. Basically, I was carrying a diet coke on a tray to give it to one of the many customers in the restaurant. Jack's wife who was walking around doing paperwork and whatnot, ran right into me, and I lost my balance. The drink spilled all over this one guy, and soaked the table. Then the glass rolled off the table and shattered on the floor. Perfect... I was in shock for a few seconds, then I quickly got it together to help the situation. I didn't care if anyone else was looking. It takes a lot to really embarrass me, but that didn't cut. The customer took it very well. If he yelled at me, I would have totally understood. He just got up and wiped off the drink as best he could. I really wanted him to know how sorry I was. He seemed okay towards me, he asked if I was okay. Honestly, I almost felt like crying, but I kept telling myself that crying's not acceptable at that moment, and that I need to continue working. At the end of that night, I was surprised that Jack never confronted me about that. I'm sure he knew. His wife told me that she was impressed with how calm I was about the situation. As ironic as this sounds, I went home content as I usually do. That was the only big thing that happened with the job so far. I think I'm doing alright, although I have been successful several times to tick off the Korean sushi chef XD! I'd like to not do that anymore though, if I can help it. I have to go back to work at 4:30 today. May work hard and make everyone happy. *spills glitter all over the place for a special effect to end this entry*

4 spoke| shabete kudasai

[26 Jun 2005|10:32pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Well, tomorrow I start training for the waitress job at Koi Sushi. I'm excited yet a little concerned with how Mr. Jack might find me. I hope he'll grow to really like me working for him. I'm going to pray hard that I'll just do my best to officially get this waitress position. I am so close. I'm sure everything will turn out alright, but because the future is not mine to see, I'm left in suspense as to how the details will all be layed out. I feel a little like a kid starting middle or high school. It's interesting.

2 spoke| shabete kudasai

Koi Sushi [24 Jun 2005|09:32pm]
I went over to Koi Sushi to talk to Mr. Jack tonight. We've finally worked something out! He went ahead and scheduled me in for training on Monday at 10:30 AM. I'm so happy!
2 spoke| shabete kudasai

[20 Jun 2005|10:12pm]
[ mood | listless ]

well, I graduated.
It was a nice little ceremony. I was the only high school graduate in the homeschooling group, so it was very special :) My grandparents came from Lompoc to see me. That made things better.

Thank you to all who congratulated me, and to all who gave me gifts. It means a lot more than you think!


no seriously, it does.



On another note, I'm still waiting to here for Mr. Jack about that job at the sushi restaurant.

3 spoke| shabete kudasai

Bright update [15 Jun 2005|08:33pm]
Well, things are starting to look up for my situation. On Friday I'll be graduating, so yay to that. Also, yesterday I turned in an application to a new sushi restaurant that opened up downtown. A couple hours later the owner calls me and immediately wants to interview me. So I get ready and head back to the restaurant. Basically, he gave me a menu and told me to memorize it. He said he will schedule a training day for me next week, and call me to let me know exactly what day that will be :) I'm excited. I hope he'll like me enough to let me keep the job. I don't want to get my hopes up, but it would be such an awesome oppurtunity to be able to serve at a Japanese owned sushi restaurant ^^
shabete kudasai

[15 Jun 2005|05:02pm]
another one of these thingsCollapse )
shabete kudasai

[13 Jun 2005|09:35am]
[ mood | sad ]

I don't feel good today.
I feel like I gained weight more than ever now.
Because of that, my self esteem somewhat decreases.
I feel more intimiated from old friends who used to bug me about my weight when I was little.
I'm afraid to visit people this summer.


Sometimes I can't help but feel like no one really likes me.
I guess I do doubt God's love for me at times.
I wish Satan would get off my back and quit suppressing me.

9 spoke| shabete kudasai

All your base...base...base... [09 Jun 2005|11:38am]
I should make a shirt with this on it:
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ZOMG TOTAL ROCK!!
shabete kudasai

pt2 Aboard the Kojima [05 Jun 2005|01:48pm]
[ mood | okay ]

It was nice being able to catch up with Takeno. She was saying "Where were you this year?! Everyone was looking for you the whole time!" I felt so bad I couldn't come out to volunteer for the cherry blossom festival this year. I explained to her that I was in Hawaii while it was going on, and I told her that I'll try to make it for next year. She was all "You better! Though I won't be here for next year's event, I'll be permanently moving to Japan pretty soon." After talking story some more, my father came by and spoke to her a little, and she told him, "Your daughter was such a great help last year for the festival and street fair in Japan Town. Everyone was looking for her this year. I had to practically bribe Nancy to come out and help again. She said she'd only do it if Erika was there." She went on about how she's moving to Japan soon and that she's going to be married to someone who's part of the council. That totally surprised me. Of course, I don't know too much about her, but I think she's such an interesting person. After some time, she had to go speak with others to thank them for some gifts or something. So I gave her my number and email address, and said we'll talk later.

After talking to her, I walked around the flight deck, watching the evening fog roll in. Two Japanese sailors came up to me and asked if I would like a drink. Again, I just shook my head and said "daijoubu". It's funny how many of these sailors you can surprise with some Japanese you would know. I found it quite flattering :) They asked if I knew how to speak Japanese. And I just told them "sukoshi", like I said to the other sailor. I kept a pretty good conversation with them for about 15-20 minutes. We talked about music, American food, how everything is small in Japan compared to here, how English is a hard language, and some other stuff. They were complimenting me saying that I speak Japanese very well. I told them that they're speaking english pretty well also. They didn't really agree with me. They said that whenever they take an exam for English, they always get a low score. But I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt and tell them that English is very hard with all the grammar rules you have to know. I'm told that many Japanese students spend too much time trying to learn the grammar, and not enough time practicing the conversational way of English. It would be nice to help them learn the more conversational way of English.

After having a nice conversation with them, it was time for me to go. I walked over to where my father, the other officer and lieutenant were standing; and we made our way off the Kojima. Some important people of the Japan Coast Guard crew met us down there and gave us postcards of the ship to remember them by. It was an awesome, awesome experience for me. The end :)

shabete kudasai

This past weekend [31 May 2005|08:42pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Well it's been a very interesting weekend. Much of what went on was last minute, so I had no idea what was going on until the very moment.

Let's see, last Friday...last Friday was sort of planned out ahead of time. On Monday of last week, I got a phone call from my father who was at work at the time. He asked me if I could accompany him to dinner on a Japanese military ship Friday night. Being as my mother wasn't interested and wanted me to experience this, I accepted; and he made sure that I knew I needed to dress nicely for the occassion. I was really looking forward to take part in this.

Friday came; and my father told me that we'd have to leave around 3pm to Coast Guard Island. I ran out of time to do my makeup, so I brought it with me to finish up there. We got to CG Isle just a little after 4:00, and my father told me that we'll be going up to Izi's (sp?...sounds like "easy"..some hispanic name) room in the barracks to get ready so we can meet up with the officer who will be driving us across the bay to San Francisco..where the ship was located. After finishing up our appearance and having silly conversations with Izi, we left to meet up with the officer in one of the office buildings. As we made our way, I realized I forgot my jacket in the barracks, but I didn't feel like turning back around to get it. We meet up with the officer and this lieutenant. They are both very nice people :) The lieutenant asked me if I'd be cold because of how the temperature is down by the piers, especially when the fog rolls in. I figured there was nothing I could really do to prevent getting cold, so I just figured I would not dwell on the thought of temperature while I'm on board. Anyhow, we got to the pier in San Francisco right around 6:30, and we had to wait at the entrance for another half hour because they're scheduled to open up the entrance to the pier at 7:00. I noticed the ship parked, and on the side read "Japan Coast Guard" and in hiragana, "Kojima".

After some nice conversations in the car, they opened up the pier and directed our parking. We got out of the car, and walked toward the ship. There were many Japanese officers awaiting our (and other USCG members) arrival at the stairs. They each greeted us as we stepped onboard and made our way to the flight deck (stern) of the ship. There laid many tables with a lot of sushi and sashimi platters on each of them. On the side was a table with people serving drinks. They provided Japanese soft drinks, wine, sake, and beer. My father and I spoke to several of the sailors while we were there. The first to approach us was one by the name Ohhashi. He didn't speak too much english, but we were still able to communicate just fine. I helped translate a few things here and there with what I knew. We ate some sushi while another gentleman came up to us and started to speak. He asked me if I would like another drink. I said just shook my head and said "daijoubu". He was surprised and asked if I knew how to speak Japanese. I told him "sukoshi desu" (just a little). He introduced himself and served me some more sushi. I think he assumed that I never had sushi before. As I was chewing it, he was giving me this face of uncertainty, oh well. I wanted him to rest assure, and so I told him "oishii! oishii!" (it's delicious!) He understood and looked relieved, lol. After a while I went downstairs to use the ship's lavatory. It was a lot warmer in there than outside! And those toilets, they were incredible XD I didn't expect to find these types of Japanese toilets on the ship. The seats were heated, and you could wash your rear end if you wanted. I was crazy enough to snap a picture of it! Anyway, I went back up and talked with my father a bit more, and realized I forgot something in the restroom; so I told him I'll be right back (again). When I came out of the stall I was previously in, I recognized a young woman in the little line of the room. "Takeno?!?!" I said. She looked at me, and we were both so amazed to find each other in the bathroom of a Japanese Coast Gaurd ship! After she took care of herself, we left the restroom together and went back up to the deck asking each other why in the world are we both on the ship. Takeno is a young woman I worked with in Japan Town at last year's Cherry Blossom Festival. It was a pleasure running into her, it made me that much happier to be there.

It's 10:00 now, and I think I should stop it here. I will continue about this experience tomorrow or so.

2 spoke| shabete kudasai

The Hawaii Trip [15 May 2005|07:36am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Alright, I have finally, after two weeks of coming back, have decided to write about the trip I made in April to Hawaii.

Many of you know that I used to live there in Honolulu, so it's not like it was a "spectacular tourist's experience" like it seems to be with many folks. April 15th was when Eli took off from his home to fly out to Hawaii, and I was able to take off the day after. When you're taking Space-Available like I did, it's a real blessing to see two KC-10s with 60+ seats on each one heading to Hawaii the very day you need to be there (people who do not understand Space-Available flights, read up on military stuff).

So, on April 16th, around 4:30 Pacific daylight time, my family and I took off to Hickam Air Force Base Hawaii. I text messaged Eli and told him that I'll be there by evening. It was a smooth 4-5 hour ride. There really wasn't any turbulence at all, which was awesome for my mother..hehe. I even got to sit in the cockpit for about five to ten minutes of the flight; nothing that I haven't done before, but it was fun :) As I boarded the bus on the airfield (military transport has many differences compared to commercial flights) from the plane, I called Eli and told him I made it (it was about 6:00pm hawaii time). He said that it's been raining where he was at; so I looked over at Waikiki from the airfield and kind of laughed. There were rain clouds over the resort area, which was where he was staying. Where I was, it was pretty clear. Anyhow, that evening became a little tough with getting settled down for the night, but we figured something out, and were fine :)

The next day, Sunday..Collapse )

I'm going to write about the rest of the week later.

7 spoke| shabete kudasai

[12 May 2005|08:48pm]

American Cities That Best Fit You:



75% Honolulu

60% San Francisco

60% Washington, DC

55% Atlanta

55% Seattle


shabete kudasai

[06 May 2005|03:59pm]
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF - The Survey
Name:Erika Mari Gildea
Birthday:9-4-87
Birthplace:San Diego, California
Current Location:Brentwood, CA
Eye Color:dark hazel
Hair Color:brown
Height:5'4"
Right Handed or Left Handed:right for the most part
Your Heritage:Japanese, Swedish, Scots-Irish..some other stuff
The Shoes You Wore Today:I didn't wear any shoes
Your Weakness:Pukutak
Your Fears:spiders, disappointing parents, prank flash movies
Your Perfect Pizza:don't really have one, but I always thought nothing but tomato sauce would be cool. *is a plain eater*
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Get into college!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!!!!1111!!!!!ONE!!!!
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:could it be "lol"? or "I see"...I do really understand when I say that though.
Thoughts First Waking Up:What time is it?
Your Best Physical Feature:my eyes? or could it be my muscley DAIKON legs?! (hush, eli)
Your Bedtime:don't really have one
Your Most Missed Memory:my freshman year
Pepsi or Coke:Coke.
MacDonalds or Burger King:WAKE UP WITH THE KING! *traumatized*
Single or Group Dates:either, w00t
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Mugicha or Ocha
Chocolate or Vanilla:Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee:Cappuccino
Do you Smoke:no
Do you Swear:no, I try not to anyway
Do you Sing:I think I can enough
Do you Shower Daily:I try to
Have you Been in Love:maybe
Do you want to go to College:YES!!!!!!!!
Do you want to get Married:of course, what girl like me doesn't? wait, I don't think anyone's like me.
Do you belive in yourself:enough
Do you get Motion Sickness:not anymore
Do you think you are Attractive:attractive enough, otherwise I don't really care
Are you a Health Freak:not too bad
Do you get along with your Parents:yes
Do you like Thunderstorms:they're relaxing
Do you play an Instrument:no
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:no
In the past month have you Smoked:no
In the past month have you been on Drugs:no
In the past month have you gone on a Date:I guess you can say that
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:yes
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:yes the mint ones
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:of course
In the past month have you been on Stage:um, no I believe not, but it almost feels like it..the way I've been mobbed
In the past month have you been Dumped:no
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:no
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:no
Ever been Drunk:no
Ever been called a Tease:huh?
Ever been Beaten up:not really
Ever Shoplifted:maybe like a bulk candycorn when I was 5....does that count?
How do you want to Die:I don't want to die
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:a Japanese teacher
What country would you most like to Visit:Japan
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:hazel
Favourite Hair Color:doesn't matter
Short or Long Hair:preferably a little long
Height:same, or taller than me
Weight:average
Best Clothing Style:whatever he's comfy in, except anything of a sacreligious type
Number of Drugs I have taken:what kind?
Number of CDs I own:"n"
Number of Piercings:not so many if at all
Number of Tattoos:not so many if at all
Number of things in my Past I Regret:whatever you've been convicted of in your own heart, it doesn't matter.

CREATE YOUR OWN! - or - GET PAID TO TAKE SURVEYS!
2 spoke| shabete kudasai

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