So I've just come back from finally seeing BLACK SWAN, so I'll take this opportunity to just-as-finally write an entry of sorts.
I guess it's been a month? Almost. Hah.
I guess there might be more 'finally' in this post than the
three I already mentioned. Well, here I go.Machines
Earlier today I finally [see? again.]
got my washing machine installed. I've already been having it for a while, however it turned out that the tap/connector/whatever it is, hasn't been used for so long, it's totally furred up. That's why we needed a mechanician to come take a look at it.
There being a stranger in the apartment, I obviously took great pride in having weird stuff such as UnsraW, OROCHI and whatnot blast through the stereo. :3 On a slightly related note, YES, I've gotten away from my "only Attchan&OROCHI" playlist, for now at least. For one or the other reason as soon as I went to my usual playlist of currently 505 songs and 34 artists, my iTunes chose to give me one after the other UnsraW song, like Bam-wang-woom, どうぞ〜♪. Curiously 桜の涙 already played twice as the "random" first song. I love iTunes.
Either way, after the mechanician had left, before Dragon left as well, he told me that just in case it wouldn't work... ahah... to not call him with bad news XD "Oh hai, I've got a waterbed now"... for some reason that was unwished for.
So now I've finally got my washing machine installed.
Before that I've been living without such a handy little machine, which ended up driving my mom nuts for one or the other reason. Well hey, I don't have fifty shirts to choose from, I need
to wash once a week |D
Nnh, now I haven't washed anything since the day I officially moved, which was the monday of last week. Luckily, due to me ~moving~ I already had everything here at my place, so I could wear things that go by the name of clothing, however that I wouldn't really wear outside. [not so much because I'm vain, but because there are holes in them and might make me look... as though I'd gone to rack and ruin, I suppose.]
Aaaand, just a little before I started writing this entry, I put the first load of clothes into it. ... I guess I will need two more |D ... Uhm, yes! I've been crouching in front of the glass door watching my clothes get soaked [for some reason it made me think of a certain someone liking when ...people... get soaked. うん.なんでだろうwいや、汚しい〜]
. For a fascinating process.
So, it's running, and so far I'm not on a couch drifting a top of water yet, so I guess that is fabulous.
Also, it's not even that loud.
Great stuff. Cinemas and making new acquaintances
I've been checking our cinemas programs for at least two weeks to see whether they'd have BLACK SWAN running anywhere in the original version, at a date I both got the time and feel like going downtown.
When I checked a couple of days ago, one theatre still had it - once every second or third day or so. Today... and the next time on Monday. Since I was in the mood for watching a movie [that I've been meaning to see ever since I saw the preview for it |D which is like... what, months ago?]
I thought that in case the installation of my 洗濯機 would be over soon enough, I'd go~~~~
And it just so happened that after everyone had left, I still had like ten of fifteen minutes before I needed to leave |D Great stuff.
It played at our wonderful, tiny little theatre I love so much. Been going there ever since I was a little kid. It's still showing the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on a weekly basis. Wonderful, isn't it? 'T makes you cry. And I di~~~d. [notice my carefully placed songquotes.]
So hey, half past three on a sunny afternoon, who's going to the theatre? MEEEE.
Yeah well, I meant, apart
from me... Either way, as expected, the places wasn't exactly crowded. Nope.
Got my ticket at quarter past, then went outside and took a little stroll next to the river.
Came back just about half past, and oh, another person in the cinema! An Asian [DING-DING-DINGGG] girl just payed for a ticket, and the girl behind the desk pointed her (in English) to Cinema2, so I knew she was going to see BLACK SWAN, too. I'd gotten in "line" after her because I wanted to buy ice confect. Hngh ♥ [Hey, it's nice. In perfect pre-cut pieces. Perfect to drop and... あっいっちゃた。- pun
not intended. (not quite sure why I'm so full of puns these days, bu~t I like it.)]
So I entered the room right after the Asian girl, and, as expected, we were the only ones :3 We laughed and sat down, random almost-conversation going on while we chose our seats, middlish middle, her one row in front of me. Still laughing at how we were the only ones, and I went like "Hey, at least you won't have annoyingly big people right in front of us |D" and she laughed... politely, and there I went.
Me: :33... Where are you from?
Girl: Ah! Aimu furom Japan!
Me: >D ... あぁそっか…日本人ですか〜♪
Girl: えぇぇえええー Yuu supeeku Japaneesu? 8D
Hahahaha... I'm still laughing. I mean, common. There I am choosing to go see a movie I had the chance to see numerous times before, end up almost alone at a cinema [Insert almost dirty thoughts of being together alone with certain people while watching a movie]
, with the only other person there being a girl/woman from Japan. ORZ. My life <3
Well, obviously we started talking. Although I again realized how rusty I've gotten - HIROSHI COME BACK! I NEED YOU TO PRACTICE! ... ... *ahum*
but well, either way. She's working here. As far as I understood, she'd just finished her degree and went to somewhere and somewhere and then here, to work. She's also taking language courses.
... You know what I really hate about getting to know someone new from Japan, though? ... Not knowing how to address them. And then I end up switching between using formal and informal speech all the time. I mean. Seriously XD Usually I try to avoid them altogether (which is quite impossible unless you keep to one-word-sentences w)
and listen to what they
Either way! She was quite eager, asking me for my name and totally mispronouncing it of course, nyaha, AND whether I'm on facebook - my reply was that typical 残念 while you're actually thinking "it's not so 残念 though" - and was all sadface when I told her no, adding a "oh, to keep contact and hmm~" but hey. We exchanged numbers and email addresses right on the spot. ... [ofcoursesheownedaniPhoneffff]
so maybe, maybe
I found myself a new tandem partner-san. Yay! Her name's Ryoko, she's from Tokyo~ She seemed about 30 to me |D
While exchanging numbers she was like "Ehhhh!! You have Japanese on your nails!!!!" and I was like "eehhhhhhh ahahahha yes well 8D *hides hand*" XD She's fond of laughing. At me. And me being silly. So yay.
Ryoko then commenced taking pictures of the 不思議な room, with its paintings on the walls and transvestite David statues and whatnot ♥
Have I mentioned I quite love that old, old theatre?
Guess I have.
... and we "talked" some more (being me feebly trying to pull out words fitting into the conversation and her nodding and laughing politely at everything I say w before saying some things on her own), while I was asked what "よろしくお願いします…naisu too meetchuu" was in German, and she tried, she really tried hard, but hey, it's kinda difficult. |D "Es freut mich, deine Bekanntschaft zu machen"... Yeah sure. UHM. YOROSHIKU ONEGAISHIMAAASU 8D ... Much easier. Why do I even bother with it? orz. Hey I'm grateful for being born in that country I dislike, for that way I don't really have to learn the language. I just happen to already know it. Kaha.
Her attempts were cute though. Something like "Essu fwoindolih mih, daihne bekanntoshafuto tsu... mahen..." hnya. Of course there also was this obligatory "You're SO GOOD at Japanese" followed by the "IYAAH MADA MADA DE-SU *insert waving with a hand in front of face*" ... ackk, I love Japanese xD
Then the film started.
Then the film was on the screen.
Then it ended.
I then asked her what she thought of it and she said "Shuweeaaa!!! 難しいー！", meaning that she hardly understood anything because her English wasn't all that great |3 I felt sorry for her.
Oh no, I'm not going to write a review about a film everyone has already seen anyway. I LIKED IT! Want to discuss its contents and minor mindfucks with me, go on :3 I had a deep repulsion for the mother ever since I first saw her black eyes. Not that I got anything against black eyes. Just, her.
Annd-uh I wondehrr whehrr I'veh seen-uh diz-uh forenchuh acteur before-h!Aw too bad, I cannot come up with a fitting English word.
I meant to say "Ausklang" which normally means 'conclusion/end', but if you take the word apart it also can mean 'stopping to sound/ring'. Languages are great un-things.
For I am sort of at the end of my sort of entry, finally! (just to use the word again), and also the washing machine has stopped ... sounding. Yes. Ausklang indeed. Also, this will lead into the Ausklang of my day.
On an unrelated note, I just found out that I like having my back beaten by fists.
Ah, I think it's called "massaging" ... some sort of... that, yes.
Like, uh~ baby. ... Too bad I can't reach my shoulders on my own |3
So I suppose that's all I'll end up saying this time around.
Although I could mention what I've been doing all this time.
... Or something.
Well, I've met and re-met with various people, one of them being my grannay! I even met her twice. First time around we went to my favourite museum, one that had a special exhibition with prized photographies and lots of animal-exhibits and hundreds of moths. Which I took lots of pictures of but obviously I'm too lazy to...
So here's from the exhibition.
No. It's not a Zebra.
Just in case.
Look at them! I mean, look at them!
Are they not absolutely beautiful? Made me want to go to a butterfly-show.
There were a lot of those. Not just that kind of ... content, but reptiles, mammals... I always find them a little creepy. I mean sure, it's a perfect way of preserving species for hundreds of years, but... it's still creepy. Thinking of Faust. And just generally of mad scientists being surrounded by hundreds of those.
And thinking of a certain RES song, too - 胎教なる羊水遊戯
More butterflies and moths.
I also took pictures of some of the amazing photographies.
Bullied Owl. According to the description, that owl always was being bullied by some crows. I mean look at the owl's face. She ain't even mad. or so it may seem.
A fish-eagle capturing a seagull in mid-air.
I just had to take a picture of this. And if it's just for my memory. This piece was gorgeous. I was standing in front of it for at least five minutes. The artist is Mauricio Biancarelli, the photo is called "A wild wonder of Europe"
Okay. A dozen pictures later I'm done. Haha.
Also, my clothes are drying to try, and I guess I'll grab something to eat and watch an episode of Grandchild of Nurarihyon.
And then shower, and to bed. Gotta get up early tomorrow. Heh.