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NYE lives [Dec. 24th, 2004|11:35 pm]
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[Current Mood |headachey]

Crap I really need to sleep ;_;

I know Corinne had some plans for NYE, but I didn't until like... 10 minutes ago.
I don't really want a late night, unless I'm psyched up at the time or something, so I'm going to go to have fun earlier.
Metronome are playing at Yokohama Club 24 from 4; Guruguru are playing there too, but I'm not sure what time. It won't be too late though.
It's 2000yen maebarai and you don't have to stay the whole time if you don't want; if anyone wants in and wants to save 500yen, get on to me and I'll get Kendra to buy the tickets in advance from Lawson. Deadline for this is 12/28.

Xmas love! <3
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Hot springs [Dec. 24th, 2004|10:44 pm]
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[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |The Living End - Tabloid Magazine]

According to Ikuyo, the native monkeys of Nikkou have been forming groups and attacking people :o
This makes the place officially dangerous, or something, so as such the birthday onsen (hot spring) trip will be moved to Izu peninsula, south of Tokyo.
The dates will be January 2-3 - two days, one night.

Ikuyo's been sweet enough to offer to organise accommodation, but I need to know who wants to come so she can do that.
You're probably looking at around 5000yen for the accommodation, and maybe a little extra for food and other bits and pieces.
When I get definite numbers I'll let you know how much it will cost.

As it is, Kendra's coming, Kumiko's coming, Kumi's friend (a Japanese girl who lives in NY) may be coming, Ikuyo may be coming (need to double check), I'm coming, Lauren may be coming, and I'm kind of hoping you lot will come too?

Please get back to me asap because I leave in 36 hours ><;
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DOLLTOWN [Dec. 17th, 2004|09:39 pm]
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[Current Mood |business-y]
[Current Music |The Shins - Caring Is Creepy]

Yup, fate did its weird twist thing again, and it turns out Nakano wasn't available afterall.
In order to fit all of us in the same place, we were given a choice of Ningyouchou or some place out way past Asakusa, neither which are paricularly ideal.

Still, it's getting late, and I really don't want everyone to be homeless. They gave us a 20,000yen discount each for the inconvenience, which is incredibly nice, really, so I decided to go with Ningyouchou.

Anyway, here is your new house:


As far as the Yamanote line goes, it's down near Nihombashi & Tokyo. It's on the Hanzoumon and Hibiya subway lines, which means you can easily get to Shibuya and Shinjuku without changing 50 million times and buying new tickets. Initially I was like, "Ehhhh...." towards it because of the location, but it's completely grown on me. It's technically Shitamachi ("downtown") - the "old" half of Tokyo, and as such it has a lot more of a cultural vibe to it. There's a really famous shopping street nearby which has all these yummy sounding washoku (trad. Japanese food) & wagashi (trad. Japanese sweets) places. It also has places that sell Japanese wares like fans and kimonos and stuff, but I get the feeling these might be a little on the pricey side. Additionally, it's close to Suitengu, which is a famous Shinto shrine (New Year's visit, anyone?)

For those interested, here are some links (all in Japanese)
http://www.ningyocho.or.jp/ <- shopping district information
http://www.suitengu.or.jp/ <- Suitengu Shrine information

While you digest that, I'll just let you know that my phone has arrived, and I now have a keitai number.

I get in 7am on 12/27 - feel free to call me at any time if something's up. I probably won't have access to email after that.

Also, just while I think of it, I've been trying to get myself organised at this end, and realised with some horror that like, I suck at cooking :x
I'm going to photocopy some recipes so we don't all end up eating wakame ramen the whole time (fun as that is); if anyone else wants to do the same, that'd be really cool.

On that note, I'm off to paint the town red. Ciao!
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Accommodation [Dec. 15th, 2004|08:54 pm]
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[Current Mood |happy]
[Current Music |The Living End - Staring At The Light]

I've been putting off posting here because I haven't really got any news on the accommodation front. Fontana, who I was dealing with before, seem to have gone MIA and aren't replying to my emails, and this is starting to get on my nerves.

I'm thus giving them a miss for the time being, and have decided to deal with Sakura House instead.
They have a comprehensive listing of rooms, locations and photos on their website, which I have gone through with a fine-toothed comb and sussed out the best looking options.

This is the winner so far; it's Nakano, which is probably as far from Shinjuku as Marika's was, only in the other direction. If we feel like missing the last train, it's not impossible to walk home. (I think?)

Sendagaya, which is near Shibuya. The train connections aren't as good, but the location is none too shabby. Probably walking distance from Shibuya. Just don't wear stilettos.

This one is..... incredibly cute, lol. I don't know, I just love the look of it, and it wouldn't be bad as an alternate option. It's between Mejiro and Ikebukuro on the inside of the Yamanote line.

Those are our best options so far.
I haven't acted yet because I wanted people's opinions; my vote is for Nakano Shinbashi because Shinjuku closeness = BEST in my biased opinion.
If I don't hear anything from you by tomorrow my time (Wednesday night your time, I think), I'll just contact Sakura House about the Nakano place.
Corinne, if you're going to be around, I'll talk to you tomorrow anyway re: wtf to do about timing our twin request application so we all end up in the same place ^^;

Oh, and.

Those t-shirts.
I've been having a hell of a time trying to find fabric that I'm happy with, and I thought perhaps I might have better luck in Tokyo. The added bonus of Tokyo-shopping is that I can get everyone else's opinion on weights and fibre content and colours and stuff. If you don't mind waiting, I'll make them up when I get back next year?

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Rehash [Dec. 5th, 2004|02:01 pm]
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[Current Mood |complacent]
[Current Music |The Living End - Strange]

Saikai : Try again?Collapse )

I think this one is much niceer. Less... agressive and random.
If there are no complaints, I'll go with this.

Corinne, still I need your measurements tho, asap.
If you don't get back to me, you're getting a medium and it might be too big :x

I'll be printing this on Tuesday night my time, so response haste = good.

( almost finished school; almost finished! one more day! @_@ )
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Saikai shirts [Nov. 23rd, 2004|12:05 pm]
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[Current Mood |exhausted]
[Current Music |The Back Horn - Requiem]

Tentative print design for the Saikai shirts....Collapse )

Any thoughts, suggestions, things you'd like to change?
I'm thinking of going with Corinne's sexy animal wildlife shades idea & making the shirts out of a milk-tea brown knit; it's a colour that looks really good on nearly all colourings. If you hate this idea, lemme know. We'll talk.

I need some information from people though, before I can go about making anything.
- Corinne, I need your (rough) measurements: bust, waist, hip. Go find a tape measure!
- Ahna, you're just an ETHER size small, yessum?
- Ness, where are you at? Can you come? Do you want a shirt?

&, aesthetics;

I need to work out a pattern based on what we want; at the moment I'm going for a round neckline that's deeper than a normal t-shirt. Not revealing, just comfy. And elbow-length sleeves. Of course, it will be more interesting than just that, but I've only just started thinking about it.

Bloody hell, I'm RAMBLING. I need sleep, and it's only the middle of the day. Stupid end of term ;_____;
I think what I'm asking is,
1) what do you think of the print
2) what do you think of the colour idea
3) what do you think of the tentative design of the shirt? / What design features would YOU want?

Please to be making the reply of livejournal re: above <3

( & I'll be onto the gaijin house thing in a week or so, fear not. You won't be homeless. )
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Stuff [Oct. 30th, 2004|11:43 pm]
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[Current Mood |overdrive]
[Current Music |The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out]

It occured to me that we're going to need to contact each other while we're there. I assumed I'd still be able to use my old phone, but apparently that phone company is now obsolete o.0 And according to my sources, you need a gaijin card to buy even the prepaid ones these days. So I'm going to try & get a hold of one of my Japanese friends and get them to buy a phone & send it to me. That way, I'll be assured of getting a phone, and I'll actually know the phone number before I leave. Smart thinking, no? ^^

Total digression....... would it be really cheesy to make reunion shirts for everyone? XD Like, not fugly stupid ones with "REUNION TOUR" in Arial Black or anything; more like ones with "再会" & stuff written in grungey punk font. Deconstructed, maybe. It's just that I'm doing a screen printing course at the moment and I have access to all these resources, and it'd be fun to take advantage of them. I can also now make t-shirts and sew stretch fabrics (with some limitations being as I don't have the industrial machines I need), so... yeah. My brain is ticking over with t-shirt ideas ^^;

If yes, what colour print would you want on what colour shirt?
If no, I'll just go do something else XD No big deal, I have plenty to keep me occupied... ^^v
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(no subject) [Oct. 29th, 2004|09:47 am]
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I'll be getting there midday on the 30th, and leaving on the 18th at about the same time. Looking forward to seeing you two again like mad...

The sense of free floating immanency is amazing. ^___^! Bronny--should we try to mail up Marika, or just try that other house again when the trip is closer?

Off to work. This was a good idea. ^_^! Puts it all somewhere where people check (more or less) regularly and gives an easy comment forum...
More later, hopefully in a less disjointed fashion.
;-; Reunion tour!! XD
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Hey~ [Oct. 27th, 2004|11:51 pm]
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I am arriving with desupikunikku on Tuesday, Dec. 28th at 4:25 PM.  We are staying until Jan. 27th!  We don't yet have any plans or a place to stay! ~^_^~  It's very exciting, nonetheless.  Don't have any more useful info just now!!  I can not wait to reunite!!!  I will post again when something new comes up. ^^
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Just to let everyone know [Oct. 28th, 2004|01:19 am]
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[Current Mood |exhaustedexhausted]
[Current Music |Horrorpops - Psychobitches Outta Hell]

This community was set up because I'm lazy, and I thought I could better deal with the whole multiple correspondence thing if it was on an LJ community.

So, news, updates, thoughts, desires? Spill 'em out.
This journal is vomit friendly.

First port of call is dates, I guess.
I've changed mine to make them fit in with everyone else's better; I'll get into Tokyo 12/27 at some crazy hour of the morning, and be staying until 1/26 (I think? Thereabouts anyway). What's everyone else doing?

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