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Life often revolves around my latest art project whether that be sketching, making movies, or writing novels. Friends are the most important thing in my life (including Jesus) but a close second would be trying to take over the world. My flip side is crazy and outgoing so beware if you see me wearing pink hair.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Studio Ghibli

Yesterday ...

I missed the last train and took a taxi for $15 to Asakusa’s youth hostel, so I awoke slightly grouchy and deterred. Getting ready took me longer than planned and I arrived at Shinjuku late, but Atsune and Tatsuya spotted me immediately and within seconds were packed inside a Taxi driving for Studio Ghibli before our ticket entrance expired (fortunately Totoro didn't seem to care).







We ate at legendary Straw Hat Cafe and I paid because Tatsuya had already covered the taxis, while Atsune wouldn’t accept money for my Ghibli ticket. The sandwiches were so delicious that I punched the air after saying “Gotchisosama DESHITA!” Atsune laughed at my uncustomary strangeness!







These pictures were taken on the roof where I discovered this wonderful device with a shiny handle that I couldn't help but turn. A blast of water shot from the hole and rained down on Atsune, who valiantly attempted to stop it as Tatsuya was already running for cover. In the picture Tatsuya is posing (his specialty) and Atsune is drowning I think. Only Tatsuya can pose while drinking from unstable fountains I think.











We split up at Yokohama Station where I met Nami-chan and Kim, who kindly carried my luggage all the way up the evil hillside to Chinopan’s house. Nami put make up on Chinopan and Kim, then I gave them lollypops from Studio Ghibli. Nami and Kim were exhausted but Chino and I managed to play Ninja Turtles for a few hours. He likes Leo best.

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Wahh!! Studio Ghibli! You know, I'm here studying animation...working my rear end off...and my teachers tell me, "Yeah, it's pretty much unheard of for a western animator to get a job in Japan. Their animators are so much faster and work harder and..." well, you get the point. Talk about heartbreaking...no matter! Someday I will rise to follow in Miyazaki's footsteps...even if I never make it to Japan! ...Yeah, that's bold talk coming from a student, but you gotta set your goals high, right?

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Bull----etin boards.

If you go to Japan (and happen to have blue eyes, blonde hair, or tallness of stature) you gain instant popularity status. Besides, times are changing in Japan. The younger generation is boldly stepping where none of their elders have gone before. They want to open Japan to the world and possibily Americanize so they're really into foreigners. As long as you learn the language I think you can get a job there. Just be determined. Gambatte (chin up / fight on)!!!!

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