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I have lots of entries eventhough I’ve only just started. It’s because I imported all of my past entried from livejournal (as in I figured out how to finally do that xD) and now no one has to worry about first adding me through there to see old stuff. Everything from my はじめまして!entry and on is new wordpress stuff ok. Have a nice day!

danni

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May 31, 2009 at 11:44 am

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Japan Day NYC!

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I’m heading there now to meet up with a friend. It’s located in Central Park East Meadow with various tents and such tossed around. I’m excited can you tell xD.

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The first thing I will have to do is go suveneir shopping so that I don’t waste it on other things that won’t last -I always do that T_T- I of course will be back later with more information and anecdotes. じゃまたねえ!

ダンにい

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May 31, 2009 at 11:40 am

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はじめまして!

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私はダンにです。みんなは愛して炉!I’m danni I’m 16 years old going on 17 and I am an ending Junior at Fransic lewis High School. I want to make this personal. I had a livejournal account for nearly a year but I found I was very limited in how far I could take my blogging (and also I was enticed by wordpress custom layouts <3 – which are not allowed on livejounal unless you pay). So here I am starting again but please don’t hesitate to also add me on livejournal so you can see view my previous entries and get a taste of my past uh….アヅベンチヤ。xD

Alright I’m really exctited to explain myself to everyone and see how many ‘kindred spirits’ I am able to connect with. I’ve already explained that I am a high school student and I have a heart-throbbing, tear-jerking, exciting and unadultered love for international languages. It didn’t quite start from taking my first Spanish foriegn language class in junior high school, actually I hadn’t been learning any language at all but growing up in New York City I was always exposed to many cultures and diversity. Despite my instant love of hearing the tall man at the fish market shout at his partner in Chinese, or my babysitter when I was younger talk to the neighbors in Spanish when I got my first chance to learn a language I didn’t take advantage of the experience and goofed off. Learning Spanish in junior high school I never payed any attention in class never took time to study and I passed along through the levels without knowing much. Unfortunately. I think that if I had failed from the beginning it would have given me the push I needed to be ambitious about it. At the time I didn’t realize that I was simply blocking something out because it would take time and brainpower. I was lazy and I probably though it was uneccessary to learn in a predominately English speaking country.

When I moved to Virginia shortly after I started my first year in high school I was all about being different from everyone else and double outlining in bright fushia sharpie every unique part and opinion about me. Chesterfield is such a small time place compared to Queens and noncomformity was the most appealing solution in saving me from my anxiety and boredom. I continued Spanish for the whole year and never made it past a C+ and I am well aware that I didn’t even deserve that. But I tried harder than I had before, I actually knew what I was reading in those small excerpts during our difficult test. The thought that one day I could travel to another country like Spain, Brazil, Costa Rica provoked me to the extent that by the end of the year I was determined to become fluent.

But Spanish wasn’t for me. At least not at that time. I applyed to take first year Japanese for my sophomore year. I can be one of the first to tell you that Japan took America by storm with it’s introduction of manga (pronouced mahn-gah), anime, JPOP, and more adult type stuff (…uhh ^^’) especially in my younger days of afterschool Sailor Moon and Tenchi Muyo watching on Toonami and later as Naruto Uzumaki and Shuichi Shindou kidnapped my heart. I got really into it as I got older becauase I love cartoons and the limitations of anime and manga still seem unreal to me. I jumped at the chance, but I moved back to New York in the summer and was enrolled in a Catholic School where Japanese was not offered and I was introduced to French. Shortly after, however, I moved back to the same location and started the class anyway (what a stressful life for an almost 15 year old). I worked diligently I’m telling you. I didn’t want to fall so far behind my classmates who were already over a month into their studies. I never studied so hard and I had never wanted a goal such as that so much. I reached the top of my class in less than a makring period. I was excited it took me a quarter of the time it did a majority of the class to learn the new alphabet and I loved communicating solely in Japanese with some of the diehard anime fans. I was in bliss.

As of June 2009 I will be ending my 2nd year of Japanese, again in New York at a much larger school and again with a native Japanese teacher who is completely amusing. I love that i never feel anxiety about entering my class and worrying about not knowing because I’m willing to find out quickly and study it until it’s lodged angrily and permanently in my frontal lobe :D.

At Francis Lewis High School so many languages are offered and I really wish I could fill up all of my classes with just that. Ha, imagine a full day of school no math, no science, history, ar gym just language. T_T I’m teasing myself. Honestly, the second language I would like to pursue seriously is Korean – hangukmal. Unlike Japanese my love of it started through actual connection with the people. I have many Korean friends who all amuse themselves with teaching me a word or two so I can shout it aimlessly at my other unsuspecting Korean acquaintances. It’s fun to learn something new and becauase my school unfortunately only allows for immigrated Koreans and even Chinese to partake in those two languages i plan to wait until I start college. Until then I indulge myself with dramas and vocabulary. I am in bliss.

どうぞ宜しくみんなさん!

ダンにイ

Nice to meet you Everyone!

dannii

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May 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm

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こんにちは!

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いいお天気ですね!日本語でタイプをします!私の日本語はあまり悪くて下手です。すみませんいい手もないです。

Ahh I sound not so good xD. I will try my best I am only a second year. がんばります!My school year will be over in two short weeks and I am proud (ish) of how i made it through the year. As you can see this entry is not private! I’ve decided to leave it that way because I don’t really like to log in all the time to check on things this makes it semi-easier. But if you want to see pass entries you must add me. I really don’t have the time or patience to change over 100 entries from private to everyone. 

I’m working on finals for everything. Including my art. A lot of my work is to large to scan and then put up -because that was my previous plan- but I guess I can always make use of a digital camera and upload everything on through there. SO that will be be a project for me to do this upcoming summer. Speaking of 夏の休み時間 I did not get that job from Summer Youth that I so desperately wanted. So I will be staying home with my delightful sisters whom I love and tolerate so much. I will also be moving into the city this summer as well. Thank goodness it will save me so much time when I want to go out. Eventhough, I will still be attending my old school in Fresh Meadows so come September again I will have to make quite a journey back into Queens. I really don’t want to change schools again. That would make whatever future school my 5th high school. Also I will be a senior next year I don’t want to be some new schools n00b when I am one year away from breaking out.

One thing that would be great about hcanging schools though would be having a different 日本語の先生. A new class environment would be very nice actually. My Japanese has improved over the last school year and I want only to get even more skilled at speaking the language thuroughly. 

I’m tired now and I’m watching this Korean Reality special We Got Married that I LLOVVVEEE!!!! So I will be back later. Expect more of me since the year is almost over. 

バイバイ!
ダンに<3

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May 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm

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On Twitter

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So I’ve finally seen all three Mayer brothers through twitter. They’re all stubbly rugged and sweet looking. I don’t know what to do with myself xD. Following those dudes now and I can’t get over it. I’m gonna give myself a wee break.

[In age order]
[CARL]
[JOHN <3]
[BEN]

danni

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May 2, 2009 at 10:37 pm

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