irl - Alana

alias - (irc) Reiko Kirika (aim) MitsuneK Yumuura Kirika (aim/ilr) dj mpu (ao) Tsubasa (ro) Sizer Makimachi Misao Jubilee Kanzaki Sumire Ariyoshi Juna (cs) Kirika

like - anime/manga, turntables, moving lights, parties/raves/ concerts, games, creativity

nippon - Anne Freaks, Fruits Basket, I My Me Strawberry Eggs, Inu Yasha, Jungle wa Itsumo Hale nochi Guu, Mahoromatic, Scryed

book - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - J.R. Tolkien, Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella, Survivor - Chuck Palahnuik (want) Dreamcatcher - Stephen King, Harry Potter 5 - J.K. Rowling

sound - trance, house, nu breaks, classical, rock, 80's, musicals, j-rock/pop

play - Chrono Cross, Grand Theft Auto 3, crappy online Flash games

work - naze nani dot net, tell me a fable...,

layout - [4.0 shokyan] Sketch my friend Kyan did of a character she made up named Sho. I always said I'd use her art for a layout of mine so here it is in all it's glory.

past - ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) ? + = ~

friends - Alie Angie Bran Emi Hank Janelle Jenny Julie Karen Kristi Long Michi Ming-Ling Mona Priya Steph Tanzy Thea Val Xiola Otaku Blogs #

quote - life is like a snowglobe... everything is fine and at peace inside of one... until some friggin' shmuck comes along and shakes it all up! ...but in the end, everything turns out to be even more beautiful than before...

initiated Saturday, March 9, 2002 @ 10:12 p.m.

omg...i've just been cuted to death. i officially want a Souma Kisa for my own to coddle. o.o; just...too...damn...cute. cuter than Momiji. she sprouts the ears and tail of a tiger for pete's sake! AUGH! x.x the only thing that could make her anymore cuter is if she was a white tiger. *.* i lo~ve the way white tigers look. XD i had other stuff that was on my mind last night but i was just totally wiped out from work and didn't feel like typing up a whole thing on it. i'll get around to it sometime. kinda stuff i've ranted about before but with a bit more added to it.

parents just don't understand
initiated Thursday, March 7, 2002 @ 11:57 p.m.

so right on will smith. ;P well my day started off okay really. 2nd day at work while actually on register went w/o too much conflict/confusion. got home around 12 and more or less vegged out. vh1 was showing the top 80 of the 80's which was a nice trip down memory lane. Take On Me was rated #5 thankfully and Every Breathe You Take was like 3rd or 2nd. 1st was of course a michael jackson song but i wasn't expecting it to be Billie Jean. Thriller yeah, but Billie Jean? eh...whatever. then to make another spin around nostalgia, Big was on followed by Little Shop of Horrors. i was amazed to learn that it was probably the first exposure i had to music by Alan Menken, who i know primarily for work in Disney films. trippy i tell ya. after that though, everything just went kinda bla~h. first my mom kept bugging me about how she send an email when it really wasn't a question of technicality, rather personal preference. fine whatever, she doesn't really know much about emailing as me. i start playing RO on the other computer since i have 2 mIRC windows and AIM open on mine. dave comes in and wants to use my computer to check something on ebay. that's all. open IE and browse. *twirls finger* he shuts down EVERYTHING i have open to do so. WHAT. THE. FUCK. my computer is shit compare to computers today but's still a PII 450MHz w/ 128MB of RAM. it CAN run fucking IE and a couple of chat programs at the same time. Photoshop no, RO pushing it...but a TEXT BASED CHAT PROG? wtf?! the reason this irks me is because it was so unnecessary and i was right smack dab in the middle of d/ling shit. fucking a, at least ASK before you close shit down, i do. pay me the same fucking courtesy. it's that simple. fortunately i was able to resume those d/ls but fuckin' a if i'm still not bitter about it. moving on, i ASKED my mom 'are you SURE Friends is being recorded?' since they want to watch Survivor and they're on at the same time. even though they show the previous weeks Survivor on wed, they want to watch it now. fine whatever, their cable. well SURPRISE SURPRISE. Friends didn't get recorded! why?! because my mom forgot to turn the damn VCR off after programming it!! now i could be wrong, but EVERY vcr i've had in my life, you HAVE to turn off the vcr so that the program will run through because that's they ENTIRE PURPOSE to programming it. so that it can record when you're not manually able to do so. ...this concept somehow COMPLETELY eluded my mom and now i don't know what the hell happened. yes my life will go on w/o knowing the latest in sitcom storylines but again, can't help but feel a bit bitter about it. i mean, if my mom had never touched a VCR before, i can see it but no, that's not the case. she's had AT LEAST 3 in her lifetime that i'm aware of. i'm sure if i have spawn of my own, they'll be bitching about the same incompetence in me when i'm older but i'll be damned if i won't at least TRY to learn how to operate it on my own. which is what i think my mom's problem is. she doesn't want to learn it on her own. she wants to push it off to a convenient person. whatever, i'm talking out of my ass because i'm slightly peeved. ugh...SO do not want to wake up at 7 to catch a bus at 8 so that i can get to work a hour early. if i wanted to take a bus to work, i would've stayed in freaking Sunnyvale, but no, i came back because my mom assured me that she or dave would be able to drive me to and from work. riiiiiiiiiiiiight. i guess i should've gotten it in writing. oh and another thing, why oh WHY must dave walk around the house in some sort of undress at times? ugh, it bugs when he's on the computer and he's all shirtless and shit. ewwww~ so damn hairy. groooooss. never want a guy that hairy. that's why asian guys are safer. >.< feh whatever, i'll just keep my eyes glued to my computer screen when ever he decides to be wanna be Tarzan. lord save my eyes if he ever wants to do a Tom Cruise/Risky Business thing. *shudder* feh time to sleep and try not have bad karma in my dreams.

enter the dragon!
initiated Tuesday, February 26, 2002 @ 09:03 p.m.

A BLACK Dragon Lies Beneath!

I took the Inner Dragon online quiz and found out I am a Black Dragon on the inside. If there ever was an aparition of Evil, my Inner Dragon is it. Blackies are a fairly common dragon and are considered one of two harmonious dragons. My anti-thesis is the White Dragon. Together, we embody the Yin and Yang concept of eastern religions.

But I couldn't care less about that garbage. I like to chomp things, cause trouble, and seek unjustified revenge. My favorable attributes are the Moon, the stars, dreams, psychic guidance, seeking truth, and helpful dark magic. Everybody's still got to watch out for me though, because deep down I like to smite at random and have a nasty breath weapon combination of Fire and Acid. *evil grin* Fun, no?

sweet! now i just gotta be careful of that doramata Lina Inverse! x.x

narcissistic players
initiated Tuesday, February 26, 2002 @ 02:07 a.m.

we've all heard complaints about looters, scammers, beggars and the just downright vulgar people who make chat room titles like 'idle masturbating' on RO but is there anything else out there that you ever want to vent about? well here's mine...

yes, the exist everywhere, RL and online, on Counter Strike to Dance Dance Revolution, you can't escape them. sure, we all like to brag every once in a while but this person (who's name will remain hidden, though i will say that appropriately the word Vain was in it) was just downright talking down to me.

the conversation started fine, i was lvling up my novice Kanzaki Sumire and he recognized the name from anime/video game Sakura Taisen/Wars. he noticed i had a pretty strong weapon for a novice and assumed that this was not my first character to which i responded yes. eventually he asked what i was going to make my character and i replied a swordswoman equipped with a lance type weapon since i already have one that uses a tsurugi. now i know this is an unusual decision but hey, that's the way i want to play the game (for -FUN-), and this guy just couldn't understand that. he more or less implied i was an idiot for even thinking of having two swordsman and that i was wasting my time. hell, maybe i am but like i said, that's the way i want to play it because it presents a challenge not being able to have the sword bonuses, and i like a challenge every once in a while. i conveyed all this to him but it went in one ear and right out the other, so at this point, i just want to go. so i say a quick goodbye and start off only to have him msg me 'i volunteered to help you lvl up against pecopecos'. i respond 'that's alright, i'll manage. thanks for the offer though n.n' and he get all in a huff saying 'then sayonara. i shall help someone else who would actually be grateful -_-'. ...ri~ght. i tell him just as politely as i was capable of and got that. no. i was just like 'uhh...okay buddy.' and tried to explain that since i -have- played the game and know my way around already, that it would be more beneficial if he were to help a newbie that really does need someone to teach them the ropes of the game. ...of course by the time i had it all typed out, he had me on ignore. grrr... what fuck ever bitch. when they get PK working, i'll take you on anyday. ...though i guess it would've helped if i knew his lvl. fuck it, i'd bring the whole Patrol to play too. >P

and the winner is...
initiated Monday, February 25, 2002 @ 05:18 p.m.

What Ayumi Hamasaki song are you?

Quiz by Mika Tsukino

haven't heard the song yet but it sounds more or less right on the money. i think to this day, my fave unmixed Ayumi song is still Depend On You, and my remixed fave is Whatever (Ferry Corsten mix). i've kinda fallen out of the j-pop scene for a while. maybe it's time to get back. o.o here's the rest of the results.

# 1 To Be
# 2 Surreal
# 3 Who...
# 4 Dearest
# 5 A Song For XX
# 6 Depend On You
# 7 Endless Sorrow
# 8 Fly High
# 9 Wishing
# 10 Love ~Destiny~
# 11 Trust
# 12 I Am...
# 13 Kanariya
# 14 You
# 15 Hana
# 16 Poker Face

a case of mistaken identity
initiated Monday, February 25, 2002 @ 05:08 a.m.

T.T dammit... well for those in the RO world, i'm sure you've all heard about the character switch bug from someone griping in the city or possibly someone you know. well, if you know me, you can add me to that list. -.-; my newly lvl 26, 63% to lvl 27 thief Makimachi Misao is now a lvl 19 magician. *sigh* i know it's just a game and that i didn't even have many rares on her compared to some of the other people hit by the bug but...DAMN. i worked just as fucking hard, if not harder, to get her to that level and to get every single item she had on and in her inventory. thieves are NOT easy to level as i think i griped about in an earlier entry or just in private to some people, and i want her back just as i had her, armor and all. and when they say that i -may- not get every item back, that worries me. that's not going the full 9 to ensure that your customers are satisfied. granted, not a single person is paying for this service right now but still, if it's free right now, and they don't want to put in the effort, who's to say it won't be that way when they -do- start charging? hell, they had to shut down the server earlier today for xyz reason. better have been to make a damn backup of all the characters that were currently there or something. i know this will be a doubly hard task for Gravity consider they only have staff to handle all the english server but damn... guh, oh well. i guess i should be happy that not -all- my characters are screwed, and it's not even my highest lvl character. i dunno, i guess every mmorpg has to have a 'WTF ARE YOU PEOPLE DOING?!' patch of some sort that fucks with the players and kinda tests who loves the game so much they'll stay with it during it's shittiest times. this must be gravity's. again, at least it's during the beta. just want to warn people and tell 'em to be careful.

yup, still alive folks
initiated Saturday, February 23, 2002 @ 12:34 a.m.

just like michi, RO has claimed a good part of my day (apart from sleep...sometimes) so i haven't really had much to comment on. i'm sure y'all don't want me to go one about such and such patch, looters suck, fucking poporings and on and on. it's for your own good. other than that, it was all jobhunting. ace hardware called me in for an interview but i didn't hear from them after than, and i even bothered calling them to check in but yeah. =P fuckers, would've really liked it since it was nearby but oh well. whatever. about a week later, i was called in for an interview at orchard supply and they liked me almost immediately. either that or they're just plain desperate. n.n; waiting til mon or tues for my background check to come in them hopefully, i'll be back in the saddle again. and now for the fun and random stuff...

which firearm are you?

# 1 Franchi SPAS-12
# 2 Desert Eagle
# 3 Glock 17
# 4 M4A1 w/M203 Grenade Launcher
# 5 H&K MP-5
# 6 H&K PDW
# 8 Kalashnikov AK-47
# 9 Beretta M92
# 10 H&K G11
# 11 FN P90
# 12 H&K PSG-1
# 13 H&K HK69A1
# 14 Taurus Raging Bull
# 15 H&K CAWS
# 16 Alliant Techsystems OICW
# 17 Steyr AMR
# 18 Vektor CP1
# 19 Dragunov Sniper Rifle
# 20 Colt M1911A1
# 21 MAC-10
# 22 Ruger Super Redhawk
# 23 H&K SOCOM
# 24 FA-MAS
# 25 GE XM214 Minigun

See what Care Bear you are.

I Am A: Chaotic Good Human Fighter Ranger

Chaotic Good characters are independent types with a strong belief in the value of goodness. They have little use for governments and other forces of order, and will generally do their own things, without heed to such groups.

Humans are the 'average' race. They have the shortest life spans, and because of this, they tend to avoid the racial prejudices that other races are known for. They are also very curious and tend to live 'for the moment'.

Primary Class:
Fighters are the warriors. They use weapons to accomplish their goals. This isn't to say that they aren't intelligent, but that they do, in fact, believe that violence is frequently the answer.

Secondary Class:
Rangers are the defenders of nature and the elements. They are in tune with the Earth, and work to keep it safe and healthy.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy of NeppyMan (e-mail)

HA HA! thought i was gonna get thief didn'tcha? n.- ...yeah well so did i kinda but i honestly can't put money as an important thing to me. it's nice and all but nothing w/o the other stuff. i'm also disappointed they don't have either Mireille, Kirika or Rally's gun in the firearm test. =P

the count of monte crisco! err...i mean cristo!
initiated Sunday, February 10, 2002 @ 03:43 a.m.

i have to say, this has to be one of the best action like movies i've seen in a while that didn't have huge pyrotechnics and/or CG in it. or at least not that i could tell. n.n it was just a good old fashion story of love, loss, betrayal, determination and finally...revenge with a lot of sword fighting! XD granted, this is also a movie for which i have not read the book prior to screening but felt that it was paced just right and provided whatever information was needed to progress and finish the story. the elements of humor were really good and there were a lot of quotes that i liked. Jim Caviezel reminds me of Billy Zane for some reason, most likely facial features, though i think Jim is a lot less smarmy than Bill, at least in this character. i couldn't see Bill pulling it off really. n.n; Richard Harris was good as always, even though he plays yet another more background, minor character. he's really good at playing the wise, fatherly figure. n.n; Guy Pearce played a good asshole, hard to believe he was a drag queen in Priscella, Queen of the Desert. n.n; it was overall a really good and entertaining movie, much like Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves, Mask of Zorro and the like. definately worth a watch in theatre at full price. n.n