Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday, Nov. 13

Yep, it's the 13th. And I'm feeling great. I have a lot of homework to get done this weekend and a ton of tests next week. I also have to write an essay for a scholarship during the Thanksgiving holidays... not to mention I have to get my service hours. It's just another week... But hopefully I'll get more sleep next week than I got last week.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday, Nov. 12

Finally, I got caught up on my sleep that I had been missing out on for almost over a week. I feel so much better now and I can't wait to see FlashForward tonight. They're letting up on the homework now and I feel so much lighter without so much overshadowing homework in my mind. I wish every school day could be like this! :)

But I could still use a little snooze or two...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Nov. 9, 2009

I didn't get a lot of sleep last week. It's catching up with me now. I still have leftover homework I need to finish and I'm very tired but I still have to get it done. I managed to finally finish updating my deviantART last night but now I wish I had gotten more sleep. And Heroes comes on today, so I can't sleep as soon as I get home or I risk missing it... I now know that some procrastinating can be fun, but too much of it is deadly.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday, Nov. 8

Up at night with nothing to do... but post again.

I'm finally getting everything pretty much finished. My website is enormous, and I fixed my blog's colors from too much blue to just the right amount of blue. I really should be getting some sleep right now, but I can't seem to fall asleep. Just too excited in general. Things are still going great for me, and I'm very grateful for that. I've been mostly playing Okami, but now I'm thinking about playing Brawl again for a while after rereading the Pikachu guide on Smash Boards. I'm also trying to figure out a way I can blog more often than I do.

...Procrastinating on so much homework, though, can cause some problems... XP

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday, Nov. 6

I'm making major changes to most of my sites, including this one. I'm updating them, making them better, and constantly changing them to be up to date. I'm posting more on my various other accounts like Twitter and I'm trying to keep everything in one place on my home page. It's been long overdue and the only thing left not updated would be my Youtube page and DevArt, as far as I know. I'm really glad how everything is coming out, especially the fact that I'm practicing some HTML magic here and there.

And all of this on less than 2 hours of sleep and no coffee.

Yes, that's right.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday, Oct. 29

It's been such a long time since I've posted again... so much to do in Junior year. XD

I have gotten Okami and have beaten the game. I stalled for a long time because I knew from another friend that you would lose your top 3 weapons when you start the game over, so I wanted to do most of the things in the game before I finished it. But now that I have started over, I can't wait to beat the game again. It's enjoyable to see how the game plays out once you know what will happen. Especially the paradox of the Spirit Gate.
In other news, tomorrow I'm going to see This Is It with my mother and then the next day I will go see SAW VI. I'm very excited and I can't wait to see both of them. ^^
I have also discovered a car named the Aptera. It is an all electric, aerodynamic car that many can describe as looking like a spaceship. I just see it as beauty in innovation. Although they have three wheels, they've been recognized by the DOE as a car for funding, so they can continue to start up on the right path. Right now they're only available in California, but I can't wait to see them spread out to all 50 states and eventually internationally. :)
I've been doing very well lately and things are opening up for me. I'm getting better than I ever have been before and it's making me excited about the future. Including my future plans to go to Japan. For me, life is good. And I will continue to pray for the people whose lives are never good.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday, Aug. 16

Well, I just got a Twitter, and I have to say, it's been crazy. I locked it so that people will have to talk to me first and give me their Twitter in order for me to approve them and be able to see my tweets, but I myself have already followed over 500 accounts. ^^; They're mostly organic/eco-friendly organizations though, so I'm not just following random people. I did follow a couple of my friends that had Twitters, and I followed a few Japanese accounts that I liked (news, etc). I was surprised that even Kubo Tite had a Twitter. Ftw. I still have some homework to do for tomorrow, so I have to get straight on it. Twitter is actually pretty interesting. I just wish it wasn't blocked from school. XD

Anyway, if you happened to be wondering what my Twitter is, it's http://twitter.com/SapphireRyu . Just send me an IM or an email if you want me to let you follow me, and I'll be glad to let you.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday, August 2

An update well needed, to summarize what has been happening over the summer.

Basically, the summer has been amazing. I've been relaxing, spending quality time with my grandmother, doing a little summer reading work, and updating other things online whenever I can. But the most important thing that has happened is that I've found a small new pastime- competitive gaming. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, specifically. I haven't gotten very far, mostly because I've only just started playing at a competitive level instead of a casual level. I've even made a few new friends, including one close friend. It's really great, and it lets me get to know people instead of just staying to myself most of the time. I also got my DS back from my mother's house, though I never did get the katana I ordered. I guess I will just have to order a different one... But at least I have some plans for next summer. I plan to visit California again for the first time in quite a long time, so that I can visit JapanTown and see some things there before I get the chance to actually go to Japan. I can't wait to plan this, and this would be the first time in years that I've visited my cousins out there. I'm already excited about getting to visit again. ~

Anyway, school will soon start up again, and I'll have to endure another year. This year is going to be even tougher- not because of the harder material, but because of where and when my classes are. The first two classes of the day this year are across campus from each other. It's going to be difficult to make it to my second period on time if I don't practically run to it. But oh well, it's life. Once I get through with the hardships, I will be able to enjoy the rest.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday, May 25

Well, this is definitely a late blog. Ironically, today is an exam day, where I take two of the hardest exams- English and Geometry. But I decided to blog really quickly to alleviate any stress I might have.

Many, many things have happened since the last time I posted- I went to my first anime convention and participated in my first Brawl tournament, I found out 3 new games and 1 movie I'm looking forward to- Bleach DS 4th Flame Bringer, Pokemon Soul Silver, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Sky, and Bleach Fade to Black. I've listened to a lot of random new music and found some new big favorites. One more person has died, I believe it was my grandmother's uncle. I've been practicing on Brawl much more, and I've found a friend that's extremely good at Brawl. In general, everything is going great. I also actually love exam time, much to most people's surprise. Exams are a time that I can say I'm studying hard, but truthfully I just want to breathe for a while and have some alone time to myself away from it all. It's very relaxing to me and helps me recharge each year. It's like middle breathing ground- it's after all the school work, but before all of the summer responsibilities/work. Tomorrow is the last day I can relax, so I'm relaxing as much as possible.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday, March 15

My grandmother's brother died this morning. He was sick this whole week, and had died several times but they kept resuscitating him. He had diabetes and an enlarged heart, and he used to have a hole in his heart, but they did open heart surgery on him to close up the hole a long time ago. He hadn't been taking his diabetes medications because he didn't want to, but he only recently fell sick in general. He was very swollen and had a very large belly, and seemed very sick. He was 70 years old.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 12

Well, I've been thinking that I might collaborate this blog with my journal on deviantART, since that one is updated more frequently because it's combined with my account that I'm trying to keep up. But so far, we'll just have to see. XP

Anyway, this week started pretty rough, but it's starting to get better now. I have a ton of tests today, so I have to get through them... and I am finally keeping up with my accounts now. I'm learning a time schedule for things and a way to do things, and I'm getting better every day. This really is a great time for change! I'm starting to feel better, more accepting, more motivated in things that I hadn't been motivated in before, and basically overall I'm starting to feel a sense of wellness. I need to read the Bible more, so I'll find some passages online to read every day or so. I've also found out, and this isn't the first time, that if you get only a few (4 or 5) hours of sleep each night, you tend to be more alert the next day. But if you get enough sleep, you just feel normal. The awareness is helping a little, although my eyes feel different sometimes and if I don't eat a good breakfast the next day (which this usually happens as I wake up late and don't have much time for breakfast if I get only small amounts of sleep), then I get hungry very quickly and it makes me feel exhausted. But I always feel better after I eat lunch, so it all comes out to be good, and by the time I leave school I feel great and couldn't feel better. But that's life, I guess. I am where I am, and that's how my life is. So I'm just grateful to God for it.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wednesday, March 9

Well, I've been having a ton of different things happening lately. Our school lost the event that I was talking about, and I stayed up way too late last night drawing something and now I am really tired. Even through all of this, the anime club that I've been talking about should be getting bigger by next meeting, and more people should be able to come. I can't wait! I'm already working on a banner for them, and I can't wait until this gets bigger. It's going to be so fun. <3

However, with all of these good things going on, there are always some bad things. Recently, I have found that when I go to highly commercialized and 3rd-party overridden sites (like Ad-Aware or Magic Jack), even when I deny their cookies, they spawn a never-ending cookie request that barrages your computer and won't stop even if you remove all cookie permissions, exit out of the page, or even if you restart your browser. They continue to come, sometimes even two or three at a time, every 30 to 50 seconds or so. They never stop, so if you don't accept/accept for session/deny them, they pile up quickly by the tens, and possibly even by the hundreds. This has never happened to me before, so I am assuming that this is very new. It started happening the day before yesterday. The only way to fix it that I have discovered so far is to delete every cookie you have- a significant blow to anyone who likes to stay logged in to multiple accounts all the time (Hint: me). I've even tried only deleting every cookie besides my account cookies- and that doesn't work either. I'm guessing that now, just by visiting the site, it can infiltrate your cookies and corrupt all of them in some hidden way, causing hundreds upon hundreds of 3rd party sites to begin periodically trying to set their own cookies on your computer until you destroy all infected cookies. I think modest ads and things are fine, but ads that use cookies to personally infiltrate your computer and track you for their purposes? That is beyond wrong. The internet still has so far to go in this world... *sigh*

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday, March 6

Everyone is insane right now. At my school, they're having a certain event as a challenge against another school, and right now, the score is tied. Everyone is excited, and some people have even made an "inspirational video" to get everyone revved up for later today. They amuse me. But my main focus is actually tomorrow, when I'll be going to my first anime convention meeting, and I'll also be watching two movies that I love that don't usually come on TV, but happened to be scheduled recently. I'm just so happy! :) And I'm glad that I can do most of my homework quickly now (I've gotten frustrated with it) so that I can update all of my other accounts, but mainly my deviantART one, because it deserves it. I'm starting to keep up with many things now, and I'm content. I'm starting to eat healthier, I refuse to use microwaves, and I'm eating more organic food than inorganic food. Everything's pretty much just going great! ~

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wednesday, March 4

Yeah, so I haven't posted in almost two months- but it's been pretty hard for me to get regular updates here. I have to get used to blogging again. >.<

Anyway, in other news... I'm learning that procrastination is not the answer, and doing hommework all at once is. Because you have less on your mind, have more free time, and are very content in general. Also, I've learned that microwaves are horrendous to your health. In a nutshell, it decreases your intelligence, puts toxins in your body, decreases the nutritional value of food, and overall hurts your health in a very significant way. I have vowed to eliminate the microwave and instead to use the stove or the toaster oven- which work much better, are sometimes actually quicker than microwaves, and are safe (unless you use an oven with fire heating- then be careful with the fire, of course). Another thing... that katana I ordered nearly a year ago? Still not in. It requires patience in times like these, so I'm giving it patience. I'm updating things on many of my accounts, so that things can be updated and fresh and new, and etc. So basically, it's life as usual! I do hope to blog more in the coming year than I have recently, though- so just bear with me for a while! ~

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday, Jan 29

Well, another post after a very long time of not posting... XD so much has been going on.

Well, let's see... everything has been going great so far! I've been reading some of the Bible when I can, enjoying Bleach, spending time with my friends and family, learning new things, and being generally happy even through rough times occasionally. However, my homework is starting to negatively affect me... I've been losing a lot of sleep, and I need to set a schedule for homework now instead of doing it sporadically like I have been (which has been my downfall). I regrettably have to set a schedule now for doing all of my homework at one time, and sacrificing free time, etc. And this is only Sophomore year... I can't imagine next year or even the next one. It will probably eradicate my free time entirely in Senior year. I only got 2ish to 3 hours of sleep last night, and now I'm really fighting in class to maintain focus without nodding or blanking out... yeah. Well, I guess my spontaneous schedule has to be broken now... I guess that's just life.

On another note, it's one of my best friends' birthday today!! Happy birthday, リサ! ^^

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First off, I love God. I also like anything related to Japan, and I love animes and being environmentally friendly. I am also a Non-denominational Christian. So anyway, hope you enjoy my posts! You can also visit my own personal website at http://www.sapphiredragon.co.nr to read more about me.

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