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07:19 pm: My hobbies will be the ruin of me someday
I took my bunny pen to school yesterday to show the students what I bought during my vacation. Both of the team-teachers I did this with wondered why I would buy such a thing. When I mentioned that my friends and I were playing a "game" to see how many rabbits we could find in Hiroshima, they both said the exact same thing: "I didn't know Hiroshima was famous for rabbits." ^_^;

In other news, I caved and ordered an embroidery machine. (I picked the cheap one that didn't come pre-loaded with Disney or other characters.) If all goes well, it should get here within a week.

I then stopped at the bookstore today and bought a couple more books on art and sewing. The way I see it, if I'm going to be designing embroidery patterns, I need to brush up on my drawing/painting skills. Plus I'll need ideas for things to make to put the embroidery on. (It all makes sense in my head.)

I did exercise some self-control. I refrained from buying books on Japanese calligraphy and sumie (ink painting). ...Must...resist...new...hobbies...

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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 7th, 2005 05:09 am (UTC)
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I didn't know Hiroshima was famous for rabbits.
*shock* It's not!? But that's why I went to Hiroshima!!
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:May 7th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
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I giggle every time I review the word 名物 in my list or read about what towns are famous for, as it reminds me how the brawls over Nishiwaki coming in for a checkup are said to be the garrison's 名物. (Local specialty, for the non-Japanese enabled who may be reading.)

And look, I didn't even need three steps!

Very cool to hear about the embroidery machine (I don't like to be the only person on the block who has no self-control when it comes to hobbies.) I look forward to pictures.

How do you say "Have fun!" in Japanese?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 7th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
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And look, I didn't even need three steps!

Congratulations! ^_^

I look forward to pictures.

Will do! And don't hesitate to mention if there's any merchandise you'd like me to work on. I want to get my money's worth out of this purchase, and that means spreading the Pretty to any friends who might want something.

How do you say "Have fun!" in Japanese?

Um...tanoshinde...? <searches memory unsuccessfully for a set phrase>
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 7th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
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<searches memory unsuccessfully for a set phrase>
Heh. I was hoping you could come up with something better than that. I don't think they really use "Have fun!" in Japanese the way we do in English. Just like they don't wish for people to have a nice day.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 7th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Arg. Meant to say "...something better than I could."
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From:evil_overlord
Date:May 7th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
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Aren't bunnies like, everywhere? Maybe not, I'm just too used to seeing them around here. *G* Funny that you got the exact same reaction from two different people, though. *G*

well, you have fun with your new sewing machine! ^_^

and resisting new hobbies is *hard*! Congrats to you for doing it!
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From:firesign10
Date:May 9th, 2005 07:36 am (UTC)
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Of course, there could be a fabulous combination of things here - everything can come together in a new and wonderful melange of interests - you could EMBROIDER BUNNIES!!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 9th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)
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you could EMBROIDER BUNNIES!!

That is certainly an option high on the list after the Kishitani apron...
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From:wrenwyn
Date:May 12th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
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This will teach me to get caught up on all the posts I haven't read yet, before I post!

Yay!!!! Enjoy your new toy! I'm glad you treated yourself.

(=^.^=)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 12th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Enjoy your new toy! I'm glad you treated yourself.

Thanks! I'm still reading the software manual...have yet to get to the machine manual. ^_^;

(I have already had one teacher express amazement that I can read a software user manual in Japanese without furigana. Honestly...it's far easier than trying to read one that's been translated.)
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