nijiumi: (Akira-kun - Heart hands)
Yesterday I had a day where I absolutely love my job, and I felt like I made a difference for someone.

A family came in, the mother was getting a ton of the My Little Ponies, and the daughter (who looked about 15 or 16, I think) was getting just one of the simple white $10 bears. Before getting it stuffed she came up to me and asked if she could get my opinion. She was getting the One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful" sound inside the bear, and getting a white t-shirt to decorate with One Direction stuff. I told her I thought it was a great idea, and that while I wasn't a fan of One Direction, all my bears are named after people I love and am a fan of and I endorse cuddly versions of people they may fan over. The girl seemed really relieved, and I could tell without her even saying anything that she's gotten a lot of crap from her family about loving a band so much.

Luckily when it was time to stuff the bear, I got to do it for her. I told her that its great to love something so much and have something in her life to make her so happy. I showed her the bracelets I was wearing that say Komu, Manaharu, Mally and Amber... 4 people I love most in the world. (Note to self: Make OneKet and ARam bracelets XD.) Even though she didn't know who they were of course, she thought it was really cool. I talked to her about One Direction, and I don't know shit about them but she was so happy to have someone to talk to who was taking an interest and didn't make fun of her or anything. She mentioned how her parents made fun of her a lot and I told that it's okay to be a huge fan of something and to love whatever you want. She had British flags painted on her nails, which was SUPER awesome and I totally want to try, and when I asked her what her favorite One Direction song was, she had trouble answering and it was quite adorable. She said she loved to sing their songs too and asked if she could sing for me, and I was really quite flattered she was comfortable enough to put herself out there like that. She sang a bit of "What Makes You Beautiful" and she was really good! I sincerely thanked her for sharing her love of the band with me. She asked if she could give me a hug and of course I said yes, and I could tell I made her feel good that she is not alone in the world of fangirling.

I came to check on her a bit later, and she was making her birth certificate for the bear and she named it a name squish of all the One Direction guys' names... which made for something I couldn't pronounce XD She was so cute and pleased with herself. After they paid, I happened to be near the registers so she came over and gave me another hug and I told her, "Never stop loving what you love."

This is one reason I absolutely love my job and how I can touch people. We didn't have even remotely the same fandoms, yet we felt that connection for loving something as much as we do. And I'm so glad she could see that even when you're older you can still be an adult and its perfectly okay to be a fan of whatever you want.

My co-worker and I were talking later, and she was saying that after 5 years she was finding herself kinda over the job, but I don't think that'll ever happen to me. I love what I do.

Global Icon, OMG

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 22:52
nijiumi: (Komu - OMG!)
Omg I am IN LOVE with this new "tomboy" (and I put that in quotes because, come on, look at them) K-pop group Global Icon. Their MV was just released today and I found myself actually waiting for it and getting ridiculously excited when it was finally released. These girls are amazingly hot and I absolutely love their sound. I don't really like the super poppy groups like SNSD, but GI's music is just... really cool. So different. Last group I got this excited about besides f(x), cuz I'll always get excited about them, and they'll always be my favorite K-pop group, was Hello Venus and my interest quickly waned with them... I'm hoping that doesn't happen this time cuz these girls are so freaking talented and hot and sdfglkjdfl yes.

I fucking LOVE OneKet. She is amazingly hot and gorgeous and I love her hair. And leave it to me to fall for the dancer of the group. I didn't like ARam at all in the teaser pics but she looks really different to me in the MV, I dunno.

The fact that I have the need to make a whole post about them instead of just reblogging everything I see on tumblr surely says something about how much they've captivated me XDD

Amber will always be #1 in my K-pop heart but... Global Icon!!! *flails* And all of them on Show Champion today... I WILL BE DEAD.

All I need is some new Komus and I'll be set >____>
nijiumi: (Amber - Duckber)
Again. Lazypants. Lazy. fucking. pants. For no good reason at all.

After my sicky time, I went to Cali to visit Ethan (my very best friend in the world, for those who don't know). I hadn't seen him in over 2 years. It had been so long and we're both in such much better mental places right now, it was a really awesome trip. It was just what I needed.

We went to Sebastopol and Guerneville... I think I'm spelling those right XD... and ate lots of food and took pics with Komugiraffe and looked in all the cute shops. We watched some Zuka, and Pitch Perfect (which I LOVED), and all around enjoyed each other's company. It was really awesome. His mom was really good people too, and made a delicious cake for Ethan's birthday on the 13th.

I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot of details from the trip, but one of the coolest things was when we watched Royal Straight Flush with his grandma. She has dementia and really isn't here at all, but she loves musicals. We put it on for her and she just smiled through the whole thing. It was SO awesome. I'm going to send them some more revues for grandma to watch, especially ones with songs she'll recognize. I think she'll really like Shining Rhythm, and Wonderland. And I just love Exciter!! so I'll send them that too X3 Ah, so many plans.

The trip and seeing Ethan really re-energized me. I've finally gotten my sleep schedule to a more normal place and I've been trying to do things instead of just sleeping until I have to go to work and wasting my day. I was feeling kinda bad yesterday though.... and did sleep until I had to leave for work. But today I'm feeling much better. I can't expect to feel better all the time I suppose. I'm trying to work on my drawing again... even if I suck I still like to do it XD I eventually want to start exercising again too >> We'll see if that actually happens. Hopefully in my revitalization I'll start updating here more as well.

I've got more to write about but I'm getting tired. Maybe I'll write more like... not in a month XD
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Oh man, I have been laaaazypants about updating. Not sure why... been kinda feeling meh in the mental health department lately. I've been working an average amount of hours, although this week totally blows. Only 2, maybe 3 days if my call in shift winds up actually being worked. It doesn't help I had to call out Friday and Saturday cuz I've been sick. Not sure what I have... I think some touch of the flu that's been going around, even though I had a flu shot. Its just been a super sucky couple of days. Right now I'm super tired because my mother doesn't understand the concept of not waking people up, and in constant stomach pain. Fun, I tell you.

Good news though is that my mom's bf (and his mom) should be here today! Its been a year and a half since we left Rhode Island, and he's finally getting here. Which means we can finally be on the road to them getting a house, and my mom moving out of the condo and my dream of living aloooone. You have no idea how excited I am about that.

It's also been officially a year since I started at Build-a-Bear. That means I've got a pawprint on my name tag now XD and that I'm getting a raise (I haven't actually gotten it yet). Had my annual review with Dbag Magoo manager too. It actually went way better than expected, and I think we understand each other a little better now. I hope. We'll see. I don't see him enough right now in our slower times that he's really any pain in my ass like he was during Christmas. I'm not ready to like him yet, but for now my hatred has been downgraded.

Alright, enough about work and sucky things. ZUKA. Yes. So I wrote about Puuma in my last entry, and while I still haven't watched anything that would have her in it (I have to see what I even have lol), her iri pics have totally shot me in the heart with Soragumi baby LOVE. Her last one she's all smiley and just... yes. I am melted. Soragumi baby most definitely GET.

Another one I haven't seen in action but who has totally stolen my heart: ASAMIZU RYOU. Holy crap. She is one freaking かっこいい baby. She has just captivated me. I don't think I have anything Hoshi that recent that she'd be in since she's small, but dang. Based just on superficial looks, I approve X3

Was gonna write some more, but I'm so tired. Maybe a nap is in my future.
nijiumi: (Default)
The Zuka babies have finally been sorted!!

And I was not so lucky this year as I was last XD My baby, Yuunagi Ryou, has ended up in Hoshi. This isn't really a bad thing by any means, but it means now I gotta pay more attention to Hoshi XD I still like Beni, but definitely haven't paid as much attention to her as I used to, so its actually nice to have a new interest in Hoshigumi. I feel a little bad cuz really I have no interest in any of the babies that ended up in Yuki, but that also means my 98th affection will all be for Shimo X3 I think thats a good thing. And probably that I shouldn't write to her on my stationery that has green snowflakes on it XD

I've also decided on a new baby from Soragumi to support. I was lamenting to Julie last weekend that pretty much everyone I loved in Sora has retired except for Susshii-san. Bonbon's leaving, Amachaki is gone, Tonika and Koumai-chan have left... my interests in Soragumi all went away. She suggested that I would probably like Fuuma Kakeru (Puuma) and I should check her out. I only remembered today that she mentioned that I would like a Sorababy so I asked her her name again. I have noticed Puuma before, mostly in the iri pics from that one blog, and from some other reports from Japanese friends mostly. So I have decided that she shall be my new Sorababy. And who can go wrong with a nickname like Puuma XD And playing Kitarou in the next shinko ain't so shabby either :3
nijiumi: (Komu - DC2)

First off... Black Jack okeiko!! Which I'd post the link but I already closed it XD It's on Tudou though.

Seshi has become such a beautiful musumeyaku I just don't even know what to do with her XD She is just..fgkdfjglfdjgkldjfg

But my baby... MY BABY MANAHARU. I'd say I'm uncomfortable with how hot she's gotten but really... its um, very comfortable. She is just amazing. I need to be in her club like yesterday. (Hint hint to whoever's going to Japan next when yukigumi is going to be around XD)

rlgfjdfglkzsjdGRAH. As if new baby and Seshi weren't enough....


I am done.

I am dead.

I will now flail into oblivion.
nijiumi: (Komu - DC2)
Hana's blog has provided me with a new picture of Komu!!

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I miss Komu's long hair a lot... her short hair is awfully adorable though. Her cozy sweater also makes me happy X3 She and Hana are too cute together. I love they're still such good friends.
nijiumi: (Amber - Duckber)
And I totally wasn't expecting it be X3

I was dragging my feet around, not wanting at all to go to work. I think working closing shifts is become harder for me than opening ones. This is really strange to me since I usually love sleeping in and don't really want to get up early to go to work but... now I feel like I'd rather get work out of the way earlier in the day and have evenings free. I used to always prefer working later so this is just odd XD I also find I spend the day then stressing about going to work later, and counting down the hours until I have to get ready. Stupid anxiety :/

Anyways, I got ready for work, and left at 430 pm as I usually do for a 6 pm closing shift.... but I get a call while I was on the bus from one of my managers that they really don't need me to come in, they already put away all the shipment and that it'd pretty much be pointless for me to drag my ass all the way to the mall. I get to my transfer point, and happily turn around and go home XD I was SO HAPPY. It was like the biggest feeling of relief I wouldn't have to deal with work tonight. Tomorrow I work during the day, so not getting home late is also a plus. UNEXPECTED EVENING OFF IS AWESOME.

I spent this evening off experimenting with gradient nail polish and I finally nailed (no pun intended XD) the effect on the third try and it looks sooo good. Perhaps I'll take a picture of it. But I am lazy. I really need to find my nail stamper >> I'm running out of creative things to do with just solid polish. I really think one of the cats took the stamper. ><

On a completely unrelated note, I think I'm going to give the anime Aikatsu! a try. Both of my Japanese Komu friends on twitter are amazing artists, and one of them drew some art from it and it was so cute. And it has to do with idols and has pretty colors. I figure she loves Komu as much as I do so she must have good taste XD

I hate thinking of concluding statements for my blog entries. I hate it when my entry doesn't seem complete, but I dunno what else to say. So yeah. I'm awesome >>


Wednesday, 6 February 2013 00:33
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I've decided to finally make the big move from LJ to Dreamwidth, yay! I had a wordpress for a little while but I didn't really feel to comfortable there, here feels more like home. And I missed having/making icons for my entries XD So yeah. Dreamwidth is the way to go. So if you know me from LJ or WordPress, hi! And if not, hi! XD Yeah, I'm random. I'm hoping being on a more comfortable blog site will make me want to update more. So far so good? (Its only the first day, I know XD)

Fun fact! Apparently 9 years ago today I started my LJ. And today I start my Dreamwidth. How fucking weird is that? Didn't even do it on purpose X3

Anyhoos, its late and I should get to bed, but I wanted to get this party started. Party has been engaged.