Hika
15 November 2015 @ 10:04 pm
Tsubasa is too sweet.. Q_Q  
According to this Twit, Tsubasa gave away that necklace he has worn since forever. I remember seeing it about 3-4 years ago around the time T&T came back after a hiatus of sorts of solo-only activities.

Nothing big, I just wanted to say it was an accessory of his I always loved seeing on him. I just thought it was cute how he always remembered to wear it. When I'm drawing him, if he's wearing a shirt with a neckline deep enough, I'll be sure to include it.

I don't care so much that he has given it away, but I'm just overfilled with feelings on how wonderful he is to his fans. I swear, he will give anything he can away (the shirt off his back for once! D&R'09!), He is seriously the sweetest man ever and I really really adore him >_<

I hope we can always remember to be kind too! It's especially important when there is sad news going on!
 
 
Hika
02 January 2012 @ 12:05 am
Like Magic~  
My friend, Dex, caught me this morning to tell me she was watching a magic show on TV and she saw Tackey. I was in total disbelief (Well, I believed her, but huh? Tackey on some show that I don't ever remember being mentioned by anyone else in the community?) until she went and recorded the clip to show me!

Gosh, I was so amused. To think she got to see Tackey on her TV on an ENGLISH PROGRAM. NICE. We both tried to Google the clip to see what was up with that, but that didn't work out. I managed to catch some info about this clip from this blog, but that's about as much as I know. Even though it's old news by now, it's still nice to see!

In any case, Dex has given me permission to share this clip from TV's 50 Greatest Magic Tricks that aired in the UK. Please enjoy. ^^

MUMF

 
 
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Hika
02 January 2011 @ 10:21 pm
Happy New Year!  
Did 2011 start up with that fresh new year feel everyone tends to yearn for? The new beginning? The clean slate?

It sure didn't for me! New Year's always feels weird to me, like any normal day.. Not to mention my mom's attitude was in the pits, so it wasn't great. ^^;

I wrote a resolution for this year and pulled out last year's to compare. It's a tradition my sister and I have started doing two years ago.

So here's what my 2010 resolution said..
-Keep up w/ daily exercises (hopefully)
-Learn katakana + more JPN vocabulary
-Transfer to a 4 year university + finish up vital courses
-Improve in digital painting.
-Work w/ more traditional art
-Do well in classes!
-Work a little on personal page!
-Take more commissions; improve + raise prices
-Get better at drawing animals (and people!)
-Subtitle more videos!

Looking at this, surprisingly, I think I nailed a good number of them, though the exercises, personal page, and doing well in classes are questionable! Exercises went well.. until summer. Personal page didn't go anywhere, though my dA, LJ, and other sites and blogs sort of did. As for classes.. They got harder, so I don't know if I can keep up! What's "well" anymore?

Actually, the katakana bit is.. I mean, I studied it, but I can't recognize it very well. In regards to commissions, I guess I did improve, but I didn't try selling art again ><"

Wow, I don't know what to say. I did a lot of these, so I think I can feel proud of myself? Gosh, I hope my new list isn't too impossible! I'm debating whether or not to share the new list, since I totally did not look at my 2010 resolution at all after writing it until now, so.. The element of surprise is quite nice.

I do know, however, that I hope to post a bit more on my LJ. I'm quite inspired by [livejournal.com profile] avodkabottle 's regular LJ postings with art and updates on her life and felt.. I should do the same, too. ^^; Let's see how that goes.

I was going to put up some art, but I have to get to bed soon. Hahah..
 
 
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Hika
01 November 2009 @ 07:04 pm
What has motivation done for you? =D  
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge
30th president of US (1872 - 1933)


I read this interesting quote on this sheet that gets handed out weekly from church. At first I didn't get it so I had to read it a second time, and when I finally got to the end, I almost teared up. (At the same time, I was like, "Why are you getting so emotional over this?"). I just felt persistent was, or rather is, a word that describes a lot of what I've been doing and having to do lately. I'm not the only one, I know, and I'm definitely not alienating anyone, but it just made me think, that's all. Success or failure, I think whatever it is that sparks or crushes a set goal, can never match up to the impressive valor of being persistent. If you reach success, that's great! You can look back at what it took to get there. If it's a failure, it's picking up where you left off or starting over that's really impressive.

That last sentence was what I really wanted to talk about. It's really hard to get up again when you fail miserably or lose everything you've worked hard on. It's one of the hardest things to do ever, but it's definitely to be admired. Oh, no, I'm not talking about anything super serious. It can apply to anything-- like this morning, I typed up a whole entry and then lost it because the submit button didn't send it entirely through. I was so angry, but then I had to decide on a choice: Should I write it again, or just forget it?

I ended up writing something completely different. Oh well! In any case, I'll be copying this entire entry, juuust in case. XD

And, a quick random rabble.--
Mass was pretty interesting today. I like that priest, though I feel terrible I don't know his name. He seems very educated, having to read the thoughts of a young saint in Latin. And during the breaking of the bread, whenever a priest changes his voice to some deep treble for singing a line or two all holy-like, I'm really moved. He was talking about how when he was young and went Trick-or-Treating, he went as St. Francis of Assisi, and his sister went as some woman (Was her name Veronica? I don't know the story) who wiped Jesus Christ's face. She carried a pillow case with Jesus' face printed on it. I couldn't help but laugh at this story. Trick-or-Treating as holy/Bible figures? That's hardcore! (Though I must admit it struck me as funny also because just yesterday I was reading some article written by a lady from some church saying that Halloween is the counter-holiday to Christmas, and that the devil was outt o get everyone through candy. It was just amusing how church people can have such contrasting thoughts regarding some things. Some will celebrate it, and some abhor it!)

Huh? What was the purpose of today's mass? It's All Saint's Day, I think! There was a moral or something about how the greatest saints are regular people just like us. I know that, but I think it's that humanity that makes them so admirable. I don't ever plan on being a saint, but they sure are good role models/pedestals of inspiration!

I don't normally pull religion out like that, but I just thought today had a good lesson to it and I felt like reminiscing over it. (X

 
 
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Hika
01 November 2009 @ 07:04 pm
What has motivation done for you? =D  
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge
30th president of US (1872 - 1933)


I read this interesting quote on this sheet that gets handed out weekly from church. At first I didn't get it so I had to read it a second time, and when I finally got to the end, I almost teared up. (At the same time, I was like, "Why are you getting so emotional over this?"). I just felt persistent was, or rather is, a word that describes a lot of what I've been doing and having to do lately. I'm not the only one, I know, and I'm definitely not alienating anyone, but it just made me think, that's all. Success or failure, I think whatever it is that sparks or crushes a set goal, can never match up to the impressive valor of being persistent. If you reach success, that's great! You can look back at what it took to get there. If it's a failure, it's picking up where you left off or starting over that's really impressive.

That last sentence was what I really wanted to talk about. It's really hard to get up again when you fail miserably or lose everything you've worked hard on. It's one of the hardest things to do ever, but it's definitely to be admired. Oh, no, I'm not talking about anything super serious. It can apply to anything-- like this morning, I typed up a whole entry and then lost it because the submit button didn't send it entirely through. I was so angry, but then I had to decide on a choice: Should I write it again, or just forget it?

I ended up writing something completely different. Oh well! In any case, I'll be copying this entire entry, juuust in case. XD

And, a quick random rabble.--
Mass was pretty interesting today. I like that priest, though I feel terrible I don't know his name. He seems very educated, having to read the thoughts of a young saint in Latin. And during the breaking of the bread, whenever a priest changes his voice to some deep treble for singing a line or two all holy-like, I'm really moved. He was talking about how when he was young and went Trick-or-Treating, he went as St. Francis of Assisi, and his sister went as some woman (Was her name Veronica? I don't know the story) who wiped Jesus Christ's face. She carried a pillow case with Jesus' face printed on it. I couldn't help but laugh at this story. Trick-or-Treating as holy/Bible figures? That's hardcore! (Though I must admit it struck me as funny also because just yesterday I was reading some article written by a lady from some church saying that Halloween is the counter-holiday to Christmas, and that the devil was outt o get everyone through candy. It was just amusing how church people can have such contrasting thoughts regarding some things. Some will celebrate it, and some abhor it!)

Huh? What was the purpose of today's mass? It's All Saint's Day, I think! There was a moral or something about how the greatest saints are regular people just like us. I know that, but I think it's that humanity that makes them so admirable. I don't ever plan on being a saint, but they sure are good role models/pedestals of inspiration!

I don't normally pull religion out like that, but I just thought today had a good lesson to it and I felt like reminiscing over it. (X

 
 
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Hika
21 August 2009 @ 12:04 pm
I did Colorgenics again!  
Sometimes I look at my journal and look at the last post I made, which happened to be the colorgenics one. I've been fond of my results for that one, because at the time, I thought it reflected me perfectly. It said everything I liked about myself at the time, and hoped it wouldn't change too much. I'm throwing in the past tense here because, well, I don't think it's gone. I still like it even now, and was partially afraid that if I took it again, it wouldn't say that about be anymore. I took it again, anyway, because my demeanor now is different from then because of some things I'm going through (Generally, I mean. There's nothing tragic or anything that's angering me specifically right now. Everybody goes through things!), and I was curious what Colorgenics would say about me now and if it would brighten up my spirits again.

Again, the link is www.goldinuniverse.com

So, let's take a look at what it said this time! )
Though I must admit I never wished for winning a lottery. It's close though. I did wish problems would just go away, or rather, disappear. I'm not talking about problems like for math, but financial ones, or family ones. That is to say, I'm not totally depressed right now. I'm just stating the truth. XD

I like that "charming" "leader" continues to be there. XD That's reassuring! I think, technically, it restates some of the things from last time, but matches it with how I'm feeling right now, so I feel that's accurate enough. Hurrah for being the same, even if I could use some work to become a better person. n_n

 
 
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Hika
21 August 2009 @ 12:04 pm
I did Colorgenics again!  
Sometimes I look at my journal and look at the last post I made, which happened to be the colorgenics one. I've been fond of my results for that one, because at the time, I thought it reflected me perfectly. It said everything I liked about myself at the time, and hoped it wouldn't change too much. I'm throwing in the past tense here because, well, I don't think it's gone. I still like it even now, and was partially afraid that if I took it again, it wouldn't say that about be anymore. I took it again, anyway, because my demeanor now is different from then because of some things I'm going through (Generally, I mean. There's nothing tragic or anything that's angering me specifically right now. Everybody goes through things!), and I was curious what Colorgenics would say about me now and if it would brighten up my spirits again.

Again, the link is www.goldinuniverse.com

So, let's take a look at what it said this time! )
Though I must admit I never wished for winning a lottery. It's close though. I did wish problems would just go away, or rather, disappear. I'm not talking about problems like for math, but financial ones, or family ones. That is to say, I'm not totally depressed right now. I'm just stating the truth. XD

I like that "charming" "leader" continues to be there. XD That's reassuring! I think, technically, it restates some of the things from last time, but matches it with how I'm feeling right now, so I feel that's accurate enough. Hurrah for being the same, even if I could use some work to become a better person. n_n

 
 
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Hika
22 November 2008 @ 08:43 pm
Hmm!  
Bolol, I don't need this to be private, but I am a little embarrassed that this nearly pointless rant will be seen by people on my friends list. XD

I think I know why I always feel like a kid, still.

It's 'cause all women in love are girls.

And I'm constantly in love. |D I give it, I receive it, I'm thriving in it. Yay.

This kind of thing is usually written during a happy kind of mood, right? Well, I'm not in a super great happy mood right now, but I still think about that kind of thing.

My sister, who happens to be my best friend in the whole world, seems to find annoyance with me lately. My mom, too.

So that got me thinking about what kind of nuisance I am. I like to talk a lot, so it's difficult for me to limit myself in what I want to talk about to my closest friends.

I thought about it, how even I am a pain to even my most favorite people, and decided that if the people around me can't even tolerate me that much, it would be impossible to find someone else who can take all that from me.

Now I'm trying to rethink how I can be a better person. I guess liking to talk because I'm passionate about something is one thing, but being unable to shut up on the subject is another.

I guess in a sense, after thinking about that over, I seem kind of lonely. It's like, I have to talk to myself to keep my own self company. Sure, I know I'm not COMPLETELY alone, but when it comes to another being besides God, it certainly feels like it.

I think it's okay to feel that way. It just makes me feel a little sad that I have to limit myself on something I really like to do just so I don't get on the nerves of the people I care about.

At least love makes me feel better about it. <3 I always feel happy again after wards.
 
 
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Hika
22 November 2008 @ 08:43 pm
Hmm!  
Bolol, I don't need this to be private, but I am a little embarrassed that this nearly pointless rant will be seen by people on my friends list. XD

I think I know why I always feel like a kid, still.

It's 'cause all women in love are girls.

And I'm constantly in love. |D I give it, I receive it, I'm thriving in it. Yay.

This kind of thing is usually written during a happy kind of mood, right? Well, I'm not in a super great happy mood right now, but I still think about that kind of thing.

My sister, who happens to be my best friend in the whole world, seems to find annoyance with me lately. My mom, too.

So that got me thinking about what kind of nuisance I am. I like to talk a lot, so it's difficult for me to limit myself in what I want to talk about to my closest friends.

I thought about it, how even I am a pain to even my most favorite people, and decided that if the people around me can't even tolerate me that much, it would be impossible to find someone else who can take all that from me.

Now I'm trying to rethink how I can be a better person. I guess liking to talk because I'm passionate about something is one thing, but being unable to shut up on the subject is another.

I guess in a sense, after thinking about that over, I seem kind of lonely. It's like, I have to talk to myself to keep my own self company. Sure, I know I'm not COMPLETELY alone, but when it comes to another being besides God, it certainly feels like it.

I think it's okay to feel that way. It just makes me feel a little sad that I have to limit myself on something I really like to do just so I don't get on the nerves of the people I care about.

At least love makes me feel better about it. <3 I always feel happy again after wards.
 
 
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