Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tumblrrr

Hi! I just wanted to let you know I recently started a tumblr account and it's really cool! I really like it. It's nice to just be able to post random things that I like so easily whenever I want! So check it out! Here's the URL: http://jal-ap-en-o.tumblr.com/. I also made a link in the side bar. Hope you like it!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Still life in motion

Hi! I have this really cool animation class at school that we started last week so I was inspired to make this little video! It's a still life i set up and took pictures of as the days progressed to capture the wilting of the flowers and changes of lighting! Also the teacher has the same name as me and it's really confusing! Someone said Ben I replied "yes" and they're like "not you" and I'm like "oh." It's really cool though and I'm happy we get to do it! We made an awesome video last week with giant pliers grabbing our heads and puling us off screen! Hope you like it!:
video
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

14!

   Hi!  Yesterday was my birthday! I'm 14! I choose to go to the city and aimlessly wander around exploring! We started at the Saturday market where we saw cool things like neon hats and star shaped rings with dead bugs in them that looked glow-in-the-dark! I bought two Mexican bobble heads for my collection One a dragon the other a grasshopper. I also have an armadillo and rabbit from north Dakota three birds from Hawaii and one flower shaped one from the beach. Usually they are turtles but I don't really like those ones so I got all the different kinds. My mom bought some stuff too. Then we went to the food court and got noodles where a marimba band was blasting out their music possibly damaging our ears. There we ran into a teacher from our school and saw their new baby! They said thanks for the onsie i decorated for them!

   Next we stopped by the 24 hour Church of Elvis and I took some pictures on our way to a really cool book store.


 At the book store I got an issue of Italian Vogue because my American Vogue subscription ended. It was weird because i couldn't read much (Italian) but there where some cool pictures. It also came with a special couture edition and a catalogue of accessories. I would like to have gotten Japanese Vogue because it's all in Japanese but it didn't look as interesting, it cost more and it was smaller without the extra issues.



 But! I did get a whole book all about Harijuku which totally made up for not getting Japanese Vogue! It's so awesome! I love Harijuku! It's my favorite place! Yeah it's really amazing.


 I also got a book about fashion and how it works and stuff.

 Then we went into a few art galleries on our way to the doughnut shop where there is always a huge line! We got there and got in line and listened to this bad preforming there and gave them a dollar for rent. In line we saw people with many colored hairs like purple, red, and most wonderfully Blue! It was so awesome their hair was all blue and they had matching glasses and they where playing with a Yo yo! Then we got inside and ordered our doughnuts, six maple bacon bars, three voodoo dolls, a bubble gum and a blue/pink sprinkles. Then we walked away with our blue box full of magic doughnuts and when home where we later ate the doughnuts and I was sung Happy birthday. I spent most of the rest of the night reading my new books and stuff. The End

 Ben says bye!

Friday, April 13, 2012

A pig?

 Tomorrows my birthday! I'm going to the city with my family to do fun stuff! I'll take pictures and post them!
 I went to the library today and found some really cool Japanese Manga books and I was really happy because I'd been wanting to read some for a while. I just really LOVE that drawing style! I want two buy one and then tear every page out and glue them on my wall as wallpaper! Anyway The one I started reading is called Pixie POP and it's about Mayu who has a crush on someone but they don't really notice or care about her and she feels they can't be together. I'm in a similar situation except not as dramatic and I didn't accidentally drink a magic potion and transforms me whenever i drink something! Isn't that awesome! It's kind of weird to read though because it's all backwards compared to English novels so it's somewhat confusing but I think i got the hang of it. I haven't started reading the other one but I think it's about an ogre descendant trying to win back his ancestors island or something! Yeah! I love Japan. =)

Look At those beautiful eyes!

 Oh I did a presentation to my class about japan but I don't think it went well. People didn't seem interested in J-POP, my Japanese food wrappers or learning how to say Hello my name is _______ and cat in Japanese. I think we kind of represented japan as a crazy, pop culture, Harijuku, fashion, Kawaii place (which is the part I really enjoy) rather than a cultural, historic, important place or whatever. I feel kind of bad as if I've reinforced stereotypes about japan being crazy or something :(
 Ben says Bye!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"I belive in history" Lee McQueen

 Here are some pictures of my favorite vintage Alexander McQueen photos on my ipod. Hope you enjoy!





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