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rants, san francisco,
:: Saturday, December 23, 2006 ::
New Year Ringing
I am totally not a meme person, but this looks like a good way to put the year into perspective. (via Elizabeth's blog, link at left)
Year in Review
1.) Where did you ring in 2006?
In Japan--my friends and I stayed up all night to see the first sunrise, which is a lucky thing to do. We watched Densha no Otoko and other dramas that got sillier as the night went on.
2.) What was your status by Valentine’s Day?
I've been happily not single (coupled? attached?) all year ^_^
3.) Were you in school (anytime this year)?
Yup, in Osaka.
4.) How did you earn your keep?
5.) Did you ever have to go to the hospital?
Yes. It was just an infection, thank goodness.
6.) Have you encountered the police this year?
Yes. They come into my store to buy coffee and kick out ruckus creators.
7.) Where did you go on vacation?
...does my time in Japan count as a vacation?
8.) What did you purchase that was over $500?
9.) Did you know anybody who got married?
Yup, my cousin.
10.) Did you know anybody who passed away?
Yes, my grandfather.
11.) Have you ran into anybody you graduated high school with?
Not a one.
12.) Did you move anywhere?
Cross-country. And technically, cross-globe, I guess.
13.) What sporting events did you go to?.
Hanshin Tigers baseball games, Osaka.
14.) What concerts did you go to?
I don't think I went to any, actually, unless random bands playing at Kansai Gaidai count.
15) Are you registered to vote?
16.) If so, did you do your patriotic duty on Nov. 7?
Of course ^_^
17.) Where do you live now?
10th floor of an apartment building, San Francisco, California.
18.) Describe your birthday:
Red Lobster. And we forgot to tell them it was my birthday, hehe.
19.) What’s the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2006?
Move to California.
20.) What is one thing you regretted this year?
Not keeping in touch with my Japanese friends.
21.) What’s something you learned about yourself?
That sometimes, to create pressure/motivation to get something done, I stress myself out about it.
22.) Any new additions to your family?
No babies, but I did gain a cousin-once-removed.
23.) What was your best month?
January. Mark and I travelled around Japan, I rode my bike everywhere, I spent full days in the pottery studio and full nights with friends, watching Japanese dramas and music videos.
24.) What pop culture event will you remember 2006 by?
I'm going to remember the year by the Japanese pop culture I experienced--Seishun Amigo, Pop Star, and karaoke in general.
25.) How would you rate this year with a scale from 1 (crappy) to 10 (amazing)?
Japan is going to be hard to beat. A 9.
:: Kazen 9:41 PM [+] ::