Wednesday, September 16, 2009
But I just can't, it's not cause I am scared or anything
but the is just so important. Everytime i see you somewhere,
there should an enjoyable moment. We'll meet each other
very soon and that's the time when the time is right.
A:Lazy, cause woke up very early bout 6 a.m.
Q:Would you consider yourselfas a well being person?
A:Not really, 50-50 at LEAST.
Q:Have you ever visited an orphanage or an old folk's?
Q:Have you ever had a best friend who is trustworthy?
A:Of course, but that was a long time ago.
Q:Do you want someone to be dead?
A:If he/she annoys me to the MAX.
Q:Do you love to go to school?
A:It depends on what subject that day has, but mostly going to school are for friends.
Q:Who was the last person who texted you?
Q:Do you want any food to eat right now?
A:Nope. I'm full.
Q:What are you doing now?
A: Watching videos on youtube
Q:What are you thinking right now?
A:What to do for tommorow.
Q:List 8 lucky people whom you want them to tag?
Q:Is number 8 your close friend?
A:Of course, she a saturday member.
Q:Does no.3 know no.4?
A:Of course, his ex.
Q:Is number 1 single?
A:I'm not so sure.
Q:Does no.6 loves studying?
A: Last minute study, i guess.
Q:Is no.5 a genius?
A: Haha, of course.
Q:When was the last time you chatted with no.7?
Q:Say no.2's charactheristics.
A: -He is always emo is class
-Loves listening to music and a very talented piano player.
Q:What will you do if no.1 and no.5 fight?
A:Break off the fight.
Q:Do you like being friends with no.2 and no.4?
Q:Does no.7 have siblings?
Q:Does no.7 and no.8 love music?
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Since the 1970s, cuteness (in Japanese adjective, kawaii (かわいい?)) has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms. Foreign observers often find this cuteness intriguing, revolting or even childish because the Japanese employ it in a vast array of situations and demographics where, in other cultures, it would be considered incongruously juvenile or frivolous (for example, in government publications, public service warnings, office environments, military advertisements, and commercial airliners, among many others).
The rise of cuteness in Japanese culture emerged in the 1970s as part of a new style of writing. Many teenage girls began to write laterally using mechanical pencils. These pencils produced very fine lines, as opposed to traditional Japanese writing that varied in thickness and was vertical. Also, the girls would write in big, round characters and they added little pictures to their writing, such as hearts, stars, smiley faces, and letters of Latin alphabet. These pictures would be inserted randomly and made the writing very hard to read. As a result, this writing style caused a lot of controversy and was banned in many schools. During the 1980s, however, this cute new writing was adopted by magazines and comics and was put onto packaging and advertising. From 1984-86, Yamane Kazuma studied the development of cute handwriting, which he called Anomalous Female Teenage Handwriting, in depth. Although it was commonly thought that the writing style was something that teenagers had picked up from comics, he found that teenagers had come up with the style themselves, as part of an underground movement.Later, cute handwriting became associated with acting childish and using infantile slang words. Because of this growing trend, companies, such as Sanrio, came out with merchandise like Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty was an immediate success and the obsession with cute continued to progress in other areas as well. The 1980s also saw the rise of cute idols, such as Seiko Matsuda, who is largely credited with popularizing the trend. Women began to emulate Seiko Matsuda and her cute fashion style and mannerisms, which emphasized the helplessness and innocence of young girls. No longer limited to teenagers, however, the spread of making things as cute as possible, even common household items, was embraced by people of all ages. Now there are airplanes painted with Pikachu on the side, and each of Japan’s 47 prefectures, the Tokyo police, and the government television station all have their own cute mascots. Currently, Sanrio’s line of more than 50 characters takes in more than $1 billion a year and remains the most successful company to capitalize on the cute trend.[
*hope this doesn't offend the kawaii people out there. Happy KAWAIING