que vida, la mía...

  • May. 14th, 2008 at 12:49 AM
brillando: ([Daily Show] hee!)
the what i like about you meme | my thread

So usually when I'm starting to get really busy/stressed, I get really inspired to write. But with finals looming in the very near future, I'm not inspired to write. Instead, I'm inspired to...

...translate?!?! XD

I just posted a Spanish song translation on [livejournal.com profile] femme_fromage, and I'm planning to translate another Spanish song too. I'm almost finished translating a Japanese song (albeit the simplest Japanese song in the world). I'm also thinking about adding a French song to my line up just to balance things out. XD Any recommendations?

want als ik iets wil dan ga ik ervoor

  • Nov. 30th, 2007 at 11:54 PM
brillando: ([Random] Rudolph! :D)
I'm done with my applications to CSU Long Beach and UC Santa Cruz. :) I've submitted them both, so yay! Just have to wait now. lol. Though I still have another application to work on - the one to study abroad in Aix-en-Provence next year. I'm going to have a haaard decision to make if I get into that program too... xD;

But to celebrate, it's time to... share my wishlist? xD [livejournal.com profile] little_ribbon's been bugging me about it FOREVER, so I had to do it soon! Haha.

Make a post (public, friends-locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.

Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use -- do it.

You need not spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not -- it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Give, and you might receive. and you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

my list! )

Nov. 27th, 2007

  • 11:49 PM
brillando: ([Death Note] because I'm a genius bitch)
How can I have a 3 hour class consisting of my teacher just talking to us the whole time, and yet never get bored? I have to say, even though I hate her assignments, she's such a great lecturer. ♥ Her information and insight into US history is just fascinating.

One of the topics we ended up talking about was how the USD is starting to suck ass. (She goes off on tangents sometimes, it's fun). But it was the first time I began to understand why it's starting to suck, which is good.

But it made me consider something. If I were to just visit and/or study in Europe in the future the Euro would probably rape me up the wazoo (since, oh yeah, the USD will get even worse).

So, I've been thinking... maybe I should do my study abroad in a non-European country (Singapore and Chile being two good candidates) and then teach English in Europe... because if I work there, then I'd be paid in Euros. And that'd be good for me. And then I can look at all my American friends and family and laugh. xD No, I'm not that mean. Well. Maybe a little. ;)