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Sylphie
Age. 26
Gender. Female
Ethnicity. Chinese
Location San Jose, CA
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Out of the Closet (and into a new layout)
Tuesday. 7.3.07 12:48 am
Ok, before I blow up, I'd like to point out the obvious; I got a new layout. It's a bit dark for my tastes, but it'll do for now. :D

Ok, now I'm gonna blow up. ^_^

One of my closest friends just came out of the closet. And uh....... none of us handled it very well. I know a lot of his friends have been absolutely horrible; even the ones I least expected. I mean, I've never seen people change attitudes so fast. One of the "nicest sweetest" guys I knew screamed: "What the f*ck is your problem?!!" when we first heard.

A lot of us treated it as a joke. Unfortunately, that includes me. When he told me, I laughed and said, "That's great!". Wrong answer. Another guy was like, "Dude, you're not *****! What did you do with the real *****?!" and cracked up. Needless to say, he got mad. Really mad.

I just feel really really bad about it now. I mean, I've known this guy for a long time; we hang out a lot, pretended to be going out to get discounts, made fun of random idiots, etc. And when he got all serious and told me that he was gay, I should have taken him seriously. I don't know... the thought that he was serious never crossed my mind. I should have realized, should have noticed.

I don't know if he's forgiven me for not taking it seriously. He's talking to me; that's a good sign. But when I visited his Facebook, I was really shocked to see so many mean messages on his wall. Honestly, I did not see ONE supportive comment. I just felt awful. I wish that for once, I could say the right thing at the right time. I know it really hurt him to have his friends reject him like this.

I think I take too many people at face value. I have a lot of friends who hide problems behind cheerful personalities. I should have been paying more attention to how my friend was acting. Then maybe I wouldn't have failed him when he needed my support.

Thankfully, he's not...suicidal yet. I'm worried, but I don't know what else I can do. He'd better not commit suicide tonight; I promised to visit him tomorrow and help him find some support groups. Hope he'll be OK.

And now I feel kinda sick... is it emotional stress or eating too much chow mein? I wonder...

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Who was the 30th President of the USA?
Thursday. 6.21.07 2:05 pm
You know, I actually have no clue who the 30th president was. I'm just gonna guess and say it's Calvin Coolidge, because I remember he was around that number...

So...why am I memorizing presidents? Why, for my AP US History class in the fall, of course! My summer assignment: read five chapters of our textbook (which is around 1000pg), write 20 responses, take 3pg of notes per chapter, memorize ALL the presidents in order (+ the years they were in office), and memorize the geography of the US. Fun..........

And that's not taking into account my other AP assignments, which all include memorizing many long complicated things that I will NEVER use in real life. Why do I bother? Oh wait, that's right, I'm an Asian overachiever. Haha. =P

Other than that, I have SAT prep class, which is always fun. Just a tad boring, ya know? Just a little. ^______^

I've been making a lot of graphics recently...first I opened a request shop in SV Loyalty, and then I opened one in FairyFly, and added to that are the random requests I'm getting from SnS, and BOOM, I have not made ANYTHING for myself in...a long time. The moment I finish one request, I have another one. Geez...I guess I should close both my shops. Dedicate myself to translating manga instead...

Speaking of which, I went to Kinokuniya a few days back and bought Boku wa Ne and HELP!! in japanese. I really wanted to see how Boku wa Ne ended, and the ending was very sweet! Strangely, Tetsuta turned out straight...how'd that happen? I always thought he was....er, nevermind. o_O

I'm too lazy to post up all the graphics I've made recently, because they're mainly just requests.

Next time, I'm definitely going to make a new layout!!!

~Love, Sylphie
>:]

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Omuraisu + Pirates!!!
Sunday. 5.27.07 12:08 am
Isn't my icon pretty? It's Ritsu from Irokui! They have some weird songs though...there's this one about killing rabbits...

*sigh* That new layout has been postponed until after 受験地獄 (examination hell)...but anyways, that's not the point. The point is, I have a LOT to say. =P

Let me start with the big one: I AM SO SICK OF OMURAISU!!! For those of you who don't know what it is, it's japanese for omelet rice, which is basically egg wrapped around rice. Pic:



Looks yummy to you? Well, it is yummy, especially if you're following my wonderful fool-proof recipe~ If anyone wants my recipe (which any culinary-challenged person can follow), leave a comment and I'll put it online. ^^

EDIT: Here's the recipe:
Ingredients:
1/4 of an Onion
3 eggs
1 medium sized mushroom
Chicken breast (amount is up to you)
30g Butter
Steamed rice (as much/little as you want)
2/3 tablespoon cooking wine
As much Ketchup as you want 8D
Salt and Pepper to taste
Procedure:
1. Cut chicken thigh into cubes, chop the onion and slice the mushroom cap.
2. Melt about 10g Butter in a hot frying pan.
3. Sauté the onion, then add chicken, and then the mushroom.
4. When they're pretty much cooked through, add ketchup to your heart's content.
5. Add cooked rice, cooking wine, and then some salt and pepper.
6. Keep cooking until you feel it's cooked through.
7. Turn off the heat and dump the fried rice onto a plate.
8. Break 3 eggs into a bowl and add some salt and pepper.
9. Mix the egg evenly.
10. Melt 10g butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
11. Pour in the egg mixture.
12. Spread the egg so it coats the bottom of the pan and make an egg pancake!
13. When the egg can hold it's shape, place SOME of your fried rice in. Leave the rest on the plate. This is VERY important, because if you add too much rice onto the omelet, it won't wrap properly.
14. Turn off the stove and wrap the rice with the omelet.
15. Roll the omelet as you wrap, until you can't see the rice anymore.
16. Place the omelet on the plate and draw something nice ontop with ketchup!
17. Hurray, you're done! Itadakimasu!
Note: On your first try making it, you will probably screw up on the wrap-rice-in-egg step. Don't be discouraged! Once you get the hang of it, it's not that bad. ^^


BUT!!! When you've been eating omuraisu for a whole week, lunch, and dinner...well, it kinda loses it's appeal. In other words, you get sick to your stomach everytime anyone mentions rice, egg, and ketchup in the same sentence. That's how I feel right now. :]

Ever since I saw this pic of omuraisu last weekend, I've been trying to make it. Unfortunately, I had to eat all my dismal failures. I think I probably gained 5 pounds from the excessive intake...some of my previous tries were...unappetizing to say the least. But hey, I never waste food, even if I accidentally dumped the whole can of salt into the rice... >_<

Anyways, this morning I got up at 9, showered, and then went to the movie theaters to watch Pirates of the Carribbean 3 with my friends. The movie was OK, I mean, the special effects and CG and stuff were really cool. But plotwise, it was...lacking. Honestly, I hate Elizabeth Swan. Her "pep speeches" are horribly lame and cheesy. I also dislike Orlando Bloom. I think he relies too much on his "good looks" and thinks it'll make up for the fact he can't act at all. I mean come on, he has the SAME expression in every single movie he acts in...

Well, rant on PotC 3 aside, we had fun at the movies. Then we went over to one of my friends' house, where we were going to eat lunch. Anyways, all my friends know how I've been making omuraisu like crazy. So for lunch, I made omuraisu for them. I've pretty much mastered the art of wrapping egg around fried rice. It was a big hit with my friends, but I had to eat some with them. And then afterwards, one of my friends brought a chocolate cake she baked from scratch. God, I was so stuffed.

So I get home, relax, take a nap. When I wake up, my mom has a migraine and asks me to make dinner. Since I've become an omuraisu making robot, I automatically start making omelets. Then I fry the rice. Then I put the two together and BOOM, you have omuraisu. Lol and behold, I can feed a family of 4 now...

But then! My sister couldn't finish hers, and omuraisu doesn't taste good after it's refridgerated, so I ate hers for her. God, I am SO sick of omuraisu. I'll be so happy if I never eat it again. But I promised to make some for another friend on Tuesday. Me and my big mouth...

Tired of hearing me rant about eggs and rice? Well, time for a change of subject. I no longer feel ANY guilt for breaking up with that guy. Why? Well, a few weeks ago, I found out there REAL reason he wanted to break up with me. Apparently he liked this other girl, and when he asked her out she said that she wasn't gonna go out with a guy who has a girlfriend already. So then he dumped me and went to her. I didn't know at all!!! And his new girlfriend is really bitchy to me. She always glares at me in the halls, and I'm pretty sure she's been spreading rumors about me. *sigh* But anyways, I don't care about that anymore. It's all in the past, and I hope they're happy together. =P

Now, onto my ton of graphics! I started a request thread, and I've gotten a surprising amount of requests...O_o


















Ok, I'm leaving now. Hope I don't throw up all the omuraisu I ate...@_@

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New Layout is Postponed (but I have gfxs)
Sunday. 4.22.07 1:12 am
watching: Murder Princess ep.1
listening to: Mario Barrett - How do I Breathe
mood: cheerful
The title explains it all. =P

Thanks for all the supportive comments, I really appreciate it. And yes, I've realized now that it was mostly my fault that we broke up. It's time for life to go on.

I realize that I haven't made any graphics for a long time. The last ones I made were almost a month ago. ;_;
<-very very sad

So I made myself a new set today!



Yes, I was hungry. I need to stop wallowing in desserts and junk food. XD Anyways, I'm feeling really great, enjoying being single, and really relaxed. That's what a fun trip to Washington D.C. and spring break does for you.

Why was I in D.C.? For an event called the Japan Bowl, of course! Over 100 teams compete and are tested on their knowledge of Japanese language and culture. I studied intensely for weeks prior, and my team ended with a fourth place finish. It was so much fun! I roomed with three of my friends, and we pulled all-nighters, alternating between goofing off and intense cramming. On the last night, everyone piled into one room to watch a movie and just hang out. It was really awesome.

As for spring break, I read a few novels. I really like The Thirteenth Tale. It's a very engrossing book! No wonder it's a bestseller...I played tennis with my friends and updated my facebook (which was long abandoned). I also got back into contact with one of my elementary school best friends. She's really into acting and already has an agency. I hope I can see her on TV soon...xD I also spent a lot of time lazing around the house and watching Goong again. The drama is better the second time around. =P

Anyways, since I'm feeling so good, let's all drink some milk to my health! Kanpai! <3

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Broken-Hearted and Lovin' it
Thursday. 4.5.07 12:54 am
Actually, I'm not loving it.

Anyways, it's been a week and a half now, so I guess I'm feeling a lot better than before. On March 24th, I was feeling like utter sh*t. I'm a lot better now. :]

Funny thing was, over the weekend I was chatting with Kuri, and I found out that she broke up with her boyfriend in February. Sorry I haven't been keeping up with your blog Kuri, I was kinda still in lovey-dovey land at that point.

My boyfriend dumped me on March 24th, and the funny thing is that it was pretty much the opposite of Kuri's story. He told me that he always felt insecure and didn't think I loved him enough. He also said that he was always waiting for me, going out of his way to see me, doing little things to make me happy, but I wasn't making the same effort...and I realized that he was right. I kind of did take him for granted and didn't really try...

We were having a tough week even before that. We went on a date on that tuesday, and there was a lot of awkward silence, because he seemed preoccupied with something. Two days later, we had a big argument. He brought me flowers and a teddy bear and apologized, so we went on. But two days after that, he told me he wanted to break up. He said that I couldn't hold up my end of the relationship, and he couldn't wait for me. I don't remember half of what he said anymore...it's become a rather dull faded memory. Funny, I'd have thought memories like that stay clear in your head...

Five hours and thirty minutes after we broke up, he called me and apologized, saying that he still wanted to be with me. But my feelings were really hurt at that point, so I yelled at him, and told him that he was too indecisive and I didn't want to have anything to do with him anymore. And that was that.

The first week after we broke up was pretty tough. I had a bit of a break down on monday after seeing him again in school and ended up crying in the bathroom. He ignored me the whole day. On tuesday he tried to make some very polite conversation, but I was still kinda depressed, so we didn't really get anywhere. We ignored each other for another three days. Then on saturday, I was walking to the library and I saw him with this freshman girl from our school. I must say, the feeling that your heart's breaking into a thousand little pieces is very...interesting. Call me a sadist, but it was kinda cool. Didn't know my heart was capable of feeling that much pain. Anyways, I waved and smiled, exchanged some pleasant words, and went on my way.

Throughout all of this, my friends have been offering me their [very] silent support. They've been treating me like a glass doll or something...they're so careful about what topics they discuss around me. One of my friends started talking about this girl who dumped her boyfriend because he was cheating on her, and another one of my friends shushed her immediately.

So honestly, I still feel like crap now, but things are getting better. I've been really out of it recently, but now I feel like I can go on with life. No more moping around and eating chips. I'm starting to gain weight again...if I'm not careful I'll go up to 105 pounds...

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Crossroads in Life
Thursday. 3.1.07 4:34 pm
watching: Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto ep. 15
listening to: Tong Hua by Guang Liang
mood: frustrated

You know...you just can't please everybody.

For the first time today, my best friend and my boyfriend clashed head on. Funny thing is they both want me to do the same thing.

Ok, rewind a bit. My best friend has been pretty supportive of my relationship, though I know she doesn't really like my boyfriend (some old middle school grudge over a basketball match). And my boyfriend doesn't really mess in matters involving my friends . So no conflict so far.

But today, my boyfriend asked me to go to the movies on a date with him tomorrow. Of course, I said yes, but that wasn't the problem.

The problem is that a bit later, my best friend asked me to go hang out at her house and watch a movie tomorrow, because we haven't hung out together for awhile. I told her no, I'm sorry, but I have a date, blah blah...And she...sorta snapped.

She told me that I'm ditching her for a guy, and she's very touchy on this because her old best friend turned out to be a total slut. But I got a bit mad, and I was like "why?" and she got angrier, and then she drags me over to where my boyfriend and his friends hang out, and she asks him to cancel tomorrow's date. Totally embarrassing...especially because all his friends were watching.

And he got mad at her and told her that it was none of her business. And she said that it was her business. l was in shock or something, because I couldn't stop them. They were just arguing outside. It was scary.

Ever heard of being saved by the bell? Luckily lunch ended before things got too ugly, and I ran off to class. And I tried to avoid the issue for the rest of the day.

Now I feel really really bad, because I can't make both of them happy. I mean, yes, I wanna be all lovey-dovey with my boyfriend, but I don't want to fight with my best friend. I considered cancelling our date, but I think after that argument my boyfriend won't be happy. But if I don't I know my best friend will get mad at me. I don't know what to do........

EDIT: Ok, I sorta solved the problem. I'm going to sleep over at my best friend's place tomorrow. She doesn't sound so mad over the phone, but I never know...I hope it all works out... =/

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