01 October 2010 @ 07:47 pm
[Meme]: IMCT - Interactive Meme Creation Time!~  
Hello there!~

I think the "meme creation" purpose somehow got lost in the length of one of my last entries (o_o'') .... so I'm trying it one more time today XD

If you know of any other 30 days memes - other than the ones I already posted, feel free to comment here and let me know about them.
I don't really intend to use the memes as they are now, but grab the best out of it, modify them, add my own ideas and what's most important add WHAT YOU WANT TO READ ABOUT!
So this will be an interactive entry where we all can create one or two memes together :D Of course, you can grab the meme and do it yourself once it's finished! :3

I've already grabbed the things that I'd love to do, now go ahead and tell me what I could add, please (^-^)/
The things I chose so far can also be modified, so don't be afraid to suggest whatever! I don't bite
Note: I'd rather have something where I can write about more than 1 or 2 sentences, because I don't think it's worth an entry otherwise, so maybe some things have to be paraphrased!!
I'll edit this entry accordingly so that you can see the progress we make!! ^-^

Japan specific: Things I want to do (modification possible - go ahead):

Day xx - How did you get interested in Japan / Japanese in the first place and how did it develop from there?
Day xx - Describe your neighborhood in Japan.
Day xx - Which, if any, Japanese mannerisms or expressions have you adopted?
Day xx - Something about Japan that sets it apart from anywhere else.
Day xx - Describe life as a "gaijin" (foreigner) in Japan (ups and downs)
Day xx - What is the hardest thing about living in Japan versus your home country?
Day xx - Your favorite Japanese saying or kotowaza (proverb).
Day xx - What is something you have/do in Japan that you wish you had/could do in your home country?
Day xx - What's the thing you [will] miss most about Japan when you leave?
Day xx - Did Japan meet your expectations, both good and bad? What has been the most surprising thing about Japan for you, or the thing you least expected?
Day xx - What are things that you still want to do / experience in Japan?
Day xx - What do you like/not like about the Japanese language?
Day xx - Your Japanese studies - in great detail
Day xx - Have you learned something about yourself since you're in Japan? - by [ profile] modueca
Day xx - Are there things you don't miss about your home country? - by [ profile] modueca

meme craziness!~ )

It's finally autumn here in Japan and I love the cute autumn fashion they have on Poupée this year (*__*)b
But today I'm a cowgirl XD

P.S.: I can't say it often enough because people always join Poupée because they heard about it in my journal and then add me there: IF YOU WANT TO JOIN POUPÉE TELL ME BEFORE JOINING!!! XD
Because if you do, I can send you an invitation and we both get presents/ribbons from it!! :3

On another short side note:
Ever since I got my new laptop and with it Windows 7, I've been having really STRANGE internet connection issues. I've been writing about it on Twitter again and again and I already tried so much to fix it, but I just have NO CLUE what's going on!!!
I first noticed it when Youtube suddenly didn't let me upload stuff anymore and one of my programs who needs to be synced with an online server also said it doesn't have a connection anymore.

Of course, my first thought was it's the internet connection itself, but I just plugged in my old (Windows XP) laptop and it worked just fine!
I changed the settings of my internet connection turned off antivir programs and the Windows firewall. No change.
Now, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it let's me have outgoing connections to these hosts (Youtube, Lang-8, etc.) sometimes it doesn't! I don't even restart the computer in the meantime or anything. I thought maybe it has to do with the daytime or whatever. On the other hand there are hosts/servers where I can ALWAYS upload without any problems (Mediafire, Imagehack etc.). I was wondeirng what was different about them then ....
Today I tried - just for fun - to use a program called Hotspot Shield (maybe some of you know it) - it gives you a US IP (some countries have restrictions, so they need to get an IP from another country) and BOOM suddenly everthing worked again!!! Even my downloads are faster now!!!! Then why does everything work fast and smooth on my old laptop with my Japanese IP??? And the annoying thing about Hotshield is that there are ads popping up everywhere (x____x)
See???!!! Verrrry strange, right? (x___X)

Next travel entry is coming up very soon, so stay tuned
[music]: Arashi - Taiyou no Sekai
[mood]: crazy