floweranza: (arashi ohmiya squee.)
Hey guys! Help me out for a bit!

I'm in an Intercultural Communications course this semester, and my last big paper is to analyze a movie scene in an intercultural communication-y way (oh, obviously). I have a few ideas for which movie to use, but I'm not a big movie person - so for all the intensive movie-watching people on my flist, what movies would you recommend that have interesting scenes of intercultural interaction?

Would really appreciate your suggestions, yoroshikuuu! sparkleslightbulb
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Ah, well, I haven't been posting much because there hasn't been much to post! Even though it's my own journal, I'm not really fond of writing about personal matters or anything like that. It seems boring even to me, which is why I've always failed at private diaries. I don't get any reflection out of writing about my day, haha. Oh, I don't spend any time thinking in my own head, either. Absolutely an empty space! hehehehe

Well, yesterday was fun, though. I hung out with two of my friends and it was a time of overall Japanese-ness? If I can say that? Out of everyone I've met during this year at college, the closest of them have been from the Japanese program. It's truly fantastic here. It's sizable but not overally big, and you can really get to know people. We went to Aoeshe, had yummy sashimi (the boat it came on seemed too big! sweat) and Korean food, and then it was time for shopping. By shopping I mean spending my last five dollars on Ramune and stuff at the Asian market next door to the restaurant. Priorities, gotta keep them. Ramune remains a mystery-tasting drink... it was damn hard to open, too. wrench

Then we watched Ryuusei no Kizuna? Right? Right, that's what we did. We were watching it out in the hallway with Pocky trash and Pepsi cans all around us. Is this the correct college lifestyle?? Hahaha, it garnered less weird looks than you'd think. I live on a living-learning community (International Crossroads), so we have fun events and are generally close for a college floor, I'd say. So it's not weird to see people sitting out in the hallway just hanging out.

Oh, my favorite (obscure) Arashi song has to be もどり雨 from the 黄色い涙 soundtrack. It's old style, and it's really pretty to me for some reason. Well, probably because it reminds me of the Russian bard songs I grew up with. That style of music remains really appealing to me. (I like 涙の流れ星 too.) I'm really looking forward to the big Russian Music Festival I'll be going to when this school year finally ends. A good description of it (in English!) can be found at this random journal entry. Drunk Russians singing songs around campfires, what more can you ask for?

I'm off to a volunteer training session on teaching kanji to elementary schoolers for Global Exploration Day! キャー!! Excited!
floweranza: (arashi aibajun 2.)
1. Big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] morimoli for my LJ header! heart1lovely It's ridiculously pretty and makes this layout even more worth it. :D

2. I have a 日本語 flashcard army. (LOL easily amused) I'm sure anyone who's studied Japanese or any other foreign language has looked at their own giant piles of flashcards and thought, "Well, shit, I'm really in for it now..." And after you finish making all of them, then you can start studying with them, and then writing kanji over and over and it still looks like a chicken scribble at the end and OMG FUN. No, it really is! All hail my flashcard army kk.

3. snowman = over(?)! sun = please! I love these emoji and am so easily pleased.

4. Recently watched Mayonaka no Arashi number, uh... 4? And as a teenager Ohno had some REALLY INTENSE EYES. Right? Wow. I mean, he still gets fierce (fiiiierce) nowadays when he sings and dances and generally acts sexy, but man did he have some striking eyes about eight or nine years ago. Really, really pretty!

5. WHY IS MY LIFE SO BORING I EVEN HAVE A LULL IN SCHOOLWORK. PLEASE POST ME SOMETHING EXCITING GUYS. ;O;

Pointless!

Apr. 4th, 2009 06:33 pm
floweranza: (arashi nino pic.)
♥1. New layout again! I like the orange and blue combination, even if orange is my eternal nemesis. (The fruit, not the colour. Sadly enough, I'm allergic.)

♥2. INSERT F(L)AIL. )

♥3. Haircut! )

♥4. Weekends here might be boring, but at least we have Grocery Bingo! Come to the University of Iowa for your Grocery Bingo!
floweranza: (arashi ohno grumpy.)
Squick rant. )

This week is madness. Madness. On the upside, Lifeguard!Jun (this thing still doesn't have a title and it's ~12000 words now, don't know whether to laugh or cry) just did something dashing. You go, girl.
floweranza: (arashi sho wears big shoes.)
Ughhh. Today was dreadful. (Yesterday was fun and social. I'm not always like this!) It was so boring that I didn't even feel motivated enough to go find something to do and it snowed today, LOL IOWA. I'm in college but acting like a NEET! That's bad!

Actually, I wanted to eat dinner with some friends, but that venture ended disappointingly. (It never happened.) I guess I looked like I was starving, since my roommate whom I don't speak with much (we get along, but she's a Chinese exchange student who hangs out with other Chinese exchange students) gave me some convenience store sushi. Big thanks & it tasted fine! But not exactly a filling meal.

I'm really looking forward to this Ohmiya fic contest. GUYS, WRITE GOOD STUFF, OKAY? I MADE PROGRESS OF APPROXIMATELY TWO WORDS TODAY. Don't let me downnn.

AAA Kokuritsu! Big success! )

My mom + Arashi. Fateful showdown? )

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