I'm a twenty year old free spirit who's trying to keep a track of her life just to observe what kind of a person I am. I'm vulgar from time to time, But really isn't everyone? My frustration level is always close to boiling point, and my patience, well, let's just say, I do need to keep that in check. I'm a girl with Hawaiian hips and Japanese humor. So, ladies and gentlemen, bear with me and do attempt to enjoy my nonsense-d key bashing that I call a blog.
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//6/30/10 12:09 AM
New training to begin.
Now, honestly, I need to start posting more often. I was looking at some people's blogs, and does my blog look overly pathetic or what? Well, let's see. It's almost midnight, I have work in exactly twelve hours and I am currently awake because I am COMPLETELY excited about the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer that came out yesterday.
If my fellow readers are Harry Potter fans and have yet to seen it, well, I pretty much don't consider you one. No, just kidding. Here is a link for you poor, unfortunate, deprived, BROKEN souls. (To anyone who got that, I give you all kudos, and a side of brownies). New Trailer
Alright, now, let me tell you this story of why this particular series is special to me in every way possible:
I moved to America in 1997 at the age of seven from Tokyo, Japan. I had little to no background in the English language. I skipped second grade (and by skipped, I mean I attended the last ten days of second grade, and my teacher let me go onto third grade), and struggled to learn English. Every night, with my parents, I stuttered through every word, syllable and letter of a ten paged book for hours upon hours. My home work sessions, generally ended in me going to bed with my head down with tears streaming down my face. My English slowly improved throughout the next couple of years, however, I detested reading. Everything about it just made me tear up in both fear and anger...
Until one day, I stumbled upon a book called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I gave it a shot... And Wow-Wee! I couldn't put it down. I read and re-read all of the books. My sixth grade crush even got involved and we competed to see who would finish reading all four books (at the times) first. Of course I won.
Now, with these characters, every single one, I developed. I grew up with them. They were, what you say a support group that got me through the darkest of times, and since then, I've enjoyed reading. Every single characters in these books, you love to love and you love to hate. Everything made you feel magical, something you won't ever feel in anything else. Now, after growing up with the characters, and having fond memories of books and movie premiers, it is hard and heart breaking having to say goodbye to the franchise. So, upon watching the trailer with my Duckie (Girlfriend), I cried. Yes, I cried. I cried like I've never cried before.
Then, we realized that the movie is going to be playing in five months. Now, my best friend, Kava, and I (friends for too long to even remember), became friends back in middle school BECAUSE of Harry Potter. And we had a wonderful tradition of going to the midnight premiers of almost every Harry Potter event since we've been friends until we got separated due to educational purposes. Now, to celebrate this epic finale of the phenomenon that drove children for over a decade, my bestest friend in the entire universe is coming down to visit me in November in order to see the installment in the IMAX theater in San Francisco. Exciting? Yes, it is. Now, we ALWAYS, ALWAYS DRESS UP. Like so:
(Yes, that was from like fifty years ago when the last book came out. I was LAV-LAV and she was Hermione). That's when I realized *GASP* OH NO. I NEED TO FIND AN EPIIIIIIC COSTUME TO WEAR THIS YEAR. Mainly because it's the last one. No, I didn't want to be Hermione, AGAIN. Not Lav Lav, AGAIN. And besides the movies came out and NO ONE would get my costume. And I sat there thinking through creatures:
HOUSE ELF - I'm the perfect height : DECLINED.
GOBLIN - I won't have to do much to my face... and perfect height : Uh... I don't think so.
LEE JORDAN - He's black! : Uhm... Not gonna grow dreadlocks.
BLAZE ZABINI - He's black too. But... he's so pretty... and tall : Nah...
What could I be that NO ONE would be? Something that would leave an impression in those fan's minds?
Then, I got the PERFECT idea as to what/who I would cosplay as. Now, I won't tell you, what exactly I will be, but I will tell you this...I'm completely excited to say that I will be wearing these:
to the premiere. Yes, those are Pointe Tap shoes. Sansha's T-perina Pointe/Tap shoes to be exact. Yes, aren't they just the most ADORABLE things? NOW, I haven't danced ballet in over a decade (wow, I'm old) and I've NEVER danced Tap before. But what am I going to do for the next five months....?
Learn to become a Tapperina.
How? Youtube. Now, I don't need to be a PROFESSIONAL dancer, I just have to be able to show off at the premiere. So I'm going to look up dance basics on Youtube, and retrain myself to become a ballerina and ATTEMPT to master the basics of tap dancing.