Uh-oh. Warning: this is gonna be another stupid rant about me, my life, and the terrible thing called homework which is haunting and persecuting me relentlessly. And of course, in the middle of this whole mess is the wondrous double-edged sword, sweet with a bitter aftertaste. ..And it’s…. ANIME.
OMG YES. I KNOW IT’S A BISHIE. CALM DOWN. I’ll just say this. Anime is freaking addicting and it has gotten worse ever since I found one whole pile of awesome anime to watch. I’ve been so excited just thinking about it, but one cannot expect to marathon anime and not have any negative repercussions. Of course, yes, homework and projects. Tomorrow, Monday, is an unexpected school holiday so my stupid Chemistry project (which I have no idea how to do and I haven’t started on it lol) is due then. And I shall not harp on the fact that I have no idea on what’s going on in class again.
I feel guilty, but I watch anime. AND HERE’S THE THING. My parents. Parents. The angels of young children, and the (I swear i’m sorry..) annoyance of adolescents. My mum and dad have obviously noticed my extremely lazy pattern of lying down on my bed with earphones for the whole day, eating sinful chocolate and pineapple tarts, and sometimes observing my new-found pet snail. Yes. A pet snail. I think it’ll die soon though, it’s been staying in its shell the whole time.
ANYWAY. I’d have to reassure my mum that I was doing my homework in order to get her out and continue my awesome anime time. They kept coming in my room but I would never ever want them to catch me watching anime. GOSH. It was really frustrating, but every time they looked like they would be coming in, it would be an instant response. You know? Like:
1. Slam laptop screen down.
2. Pluck out earphones.
3. Take random school book next to my bed and look like i’m reading it.
4. —And just as my parents come in, i’ll glance at them innocently, tilt my head, and smile.
“Hey there mum! I love ya!” :D Hehe. Hehehe.
Now every time someone walks past my room, I get paranoid and all. It’s especially due to this blog as well! If anyone ever finds out about this, i’ll just…. bomb my house! xD
So yup. Parents whom desperately want me to do homework (though I know they have their doubts of what i’m doing. Hope they don’t find me too suspicious and think that i’m watching porn or something lol). And thus i’m a daughter with a wavering resolution. A daughter that really wants to do something productive, but oh sweet anime has seduced her into a different path. Not that I regret it though. ;) Wait. Maybe I will, tomorrow night, when I’d have to stay awake the whole night/morning finishing my chem project and cursing at my foolishness. Haha.
Yup. This concludes my current life due to the temptress, Anime.
Yup but wait yo. This post is not finished! I’ll take some time to praise the awesomeness of Japanese song lyrics. I just realized that it’s only in Japanese songs where the lyrics can actually touch your heart and connect with the emotions in you while tugging at your delicate heartstrings. And for that, I love Japanese songs though I don’t listen to much besides anime OPs and EDs, as well as Vocaloid. I do love Final Fantasy’s music though!
Ok uhh, here’s a really nice piano piece transcribed by the genius Animenz. It’s called Kibou ni Tsuite, and it means ‘with hope’ –how nice right? xD
Heh. I tell you, this transcriber is really good and I love his pieces! It sounds really anime-ish right? Idk how to explain, but anime songs just have a unique touch to it, just like how korean songs have a distinct style to it. You’ll recognize one when you hear it :) And that’s why I love them! The actual anime song (the anime is AKB0048 btw!) has me hooked onto it and I really love this part of the lyric:
“Let me speak of hope,
Like a nameless poet, with passion.
If you find yourself broken down in tears,
Then rather than consoling you,
Let me speak to you of the coming dawn.”
Dawn, a definite occurrence daily, holds much more promise than a wish ever could.
Okay you must really listen to the song to get into the mood but anyway I LOVE JAPANESE LYRICS AND SONGS WHY ARE THEY SO GOOD!?!?
I’ll leave one more link to a AKB48 (the real band’s) song which really got me pumped up. These songs are powerful, meaningful and really good. J-pop artistes might not be as good in dancing, or as sexy or charismatic as compared to Koreans/Americans, but the songs are really top quality.