Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Today I slept in a good deal and worked on my paper. I realized it was not due till Friday, which made me feel a great deal better. It has rained all day today due to the Tsunami or whatever you want to call that big storm off the coast. But other than rain, we're not really affected here in Hirakata.

We kinda had a Halloween movie marathon today and watched The Emperor's New Groove, Clue, and Wallace and Grommet: the Wrong Trousers. Now everyone's gone to study and I'm on my computer in the common room of our unit. Overall, I'd say it was a good day.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 61 in Japan

Today I went with Yumika, Megan, and Alex to Shinsaibashi to try and get the rest of our outfits for the dance booth performance.

Right now I am at SH3 writing on my midterm paper for Popular Media and Culture class... It's due Monday...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween at Kansai Gaidai

Sorry for not updating yesterday. I was quite busy. I did take pictures in SUMI E though.

More rocky landscapes...

Plum to relax after landscapes...

Today, Kansai Gaidai celebrated Halloween. Regular Japanese don't dress up or celebrate, but they do here at KGU.

Phillip as Michael Jackson.

Cross-dressers... One of the categories in the costume contest. There's cross-dressing, horror, group, and funny.

I decided to dress up as Alice in Wonderland. I dunno, but the character seems to speak to me in my current situation. A girl wandering about a strange world and just trying to understand the meanings behind things.

Malaika and Megan! Oh my gosh! They cross-dressed and were really convincing!

Me as Alice with the Queen of Clubs...

"No pictures please."
Michael Jackson, Blanket, Spock, and Michael Jackson. (Jade, Theresa, and Tizzy)

Suki as an adorable maid!

Michael Jackson (Phillip) got a fro...

Michael Jackson (Jade) attacking a defenseless angel....

Surrounded by Michaels...

That fro sure gets around...

Banana Fro...

With some time to kill... Alex and I wandered into the Asian gardens on campus...

Brittany as a ninja.

Me, Misaki, and Alex.

Michael, Michael, and Blanket...

Spock and Kirk.

Pikachus everywhere you look...

So many!

Three Alices! Raven, Blonde, Brunette...

Brooke the Banana.


Me and Peter as Piccollo.

Me and Elyse.


My Popular Media and Culture Class. The professor was "Eye Ball Daddy" from Ge Ge Ge No Ketaro. "Eye am watching you," he says.




To drink or not to drink?

Mei as Toad from Mario Kart.

I found some other Wonderland people!

They took pictures of all the contestants.

Then everyone voted on which person/ group for each category.

I found the rest of the Wonderland group.

Through the looking glass...

Their whole group.

Balloon grape man. Notice the balloons not blown up on his head...

Yumika and Alex.

Lady Gaga cross-dresser.

So the actual ceremony was tonight about 7ish.

A lot of people were there.

Zombie girl, winner of horror category.

After each contestant walked the runway, they announced the finalists from the vote. Then had the judges vote by placing paper cranes in a folder taped to the backs of the finalists.

Lady Gaga won for best cross dresser.

Malaika and Megan won for overall best costume and performance.

Overall, it was a lot of fun and now I'm tired. Goodnight.