Junk Drawer

The odds and ends of a writers mind

Fond Farewell
I am saddened.

Today is the final meeting for the 2009 school year for my ani-smoking organization the YELL/KBG. We bid a fond "farewell" to our senior members as the go off into the world. We're having a big going away/summer starter party (by having i mean it's happening as i type this) in the cafe at our school. Take today all you students to congrat the leaving seniors! Lots o' love class of 2009!

Onigiri Nani?: Introduction
Introducing my second segment....Onigiri Nani!

"Onigiri Nani" or, roughly translated,"Whats a Riceball?" is my japanese cooking segment! Here's where I'll give y'all my japanese recipes, cooking tips, and hosting ideas!

I thought I'd start out with cooking basics so i made some lists of things you should have in your kitchen if you want to cook sucessfully!

What You Should Have:
  • Soy Sauce
  • Rice Flour
  • Green Tea (loose)
  • White Flour
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Honey
  • White Rice

What Tools You Need:
  • Suitable Pot and Pan Set
  • Rice Cooker
  • Serving Utensils
  • Baking Set

Whats Nice To Have
  • Tea/Serving Set

Get Gothic Lolita!: What Loli are you?

didnt think i'd post so soon eh? well ha! i thoght i'd start with the topic that im working on now, Gothic Lolita! First thing is to decide what kind of Lolita you are! The three main types, which can then be broken down into other loli sub-categories (or sub-cats,) are Sweet Lolita, Punk Lolita, and Gothic Lolita. (I dont count Casual Lolita as its own category because i feel its not a style but an everyday variation of the other styles.)

Sweet Lolita: The cutsie little girl/kid look. Usually uses bright colors and patterns. Good if you're not into the dark kind of clothing and style. I feel its good for younger lolitas but anyone can use it if you like it!

Punk Lolita: Lolita style dress with modern punk flares. Usually uses black, red, white and various patterns. Good for rockers and people who want to go dark loli but not full on gothic.

Gothic Lolita: Uses black and deep, rich colors and patterns. Has a lot of antique doll qualities (the creepy ones with the glass eyes.) Not to say the style itself is creepy but if you over do it it can be so be careful unless your going for a halloweenie look.

None of these categories what you want? Stuck between two? Check out the Sub-Cats. in my next post! Some good quizzes to help you too will be posted if you're having trouble with a final decsion. (maybe even some pix!)

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Hello Live Journal goers!

  Unlike my greeting may pressume im actually an american but i am very interested in japanese culture. In fact i started this journal to give you all (and hopefully get) some tips on some aspects of the culture such as manga, gothic & lolita, cooking, and using japanese influnces in everyday life! i hope this all proves to be helpful so please leave me comments about my tips, how to improve them, or what you know and i'll post it accordingliy. arigato!

p.s. you may learn some japanese through my entries. im not a fluent speaker but i do know some basic survival japanese. such as "nihongo dekimasu ka?" means "do you speak japanese?" lol


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