General · Happiness · japan

Japan! I have no words for you!

Oh. My. Gosh. Once again, for emphasis… OH! MY! GOSH! I.. went… toΒ  JAPAN!! (Will there be no end to the exclamation points?! Probably not.) When? Last month! Today is actually the one month mark (thought it would be nice to publish this post today πŸ™‚ ) For how long? 9 whole daysssss! Why? I… Continue reading Japan! I have no words for you!

General · Happiness

Merry Christmas Everyone

Tis the season to be jolly

I’ve been seeing quite a few pensive posts lately about how people can’t get into that “holiday spirit” of laughter, being extra happy, social, etc. To that extent, I too am not in the holiday spirit.

What I am feeling is the “Christmas spirit” and I think there in lies the problem/solution/difference. Continue reading “Merry Christmas Everyone”

Happiness · NaBloPoMo 2014

By Hand

This is in response to today’s Daily Post’s Daily Prompt. What’s the best presentΒ you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special. This is an interesting but hard question to answer….I don’t usually receive hand made gifts but I’ve gotten a few nice ones over the… Continue reading By Hand

Happiness · Music

Do You Believe In Magic?

“Do you believe in magic in a young girl’s heart? How the music can free her whenever it starts?

And it’s magic if the music is groovy. It makes you feel happy like an old time movie.

I’m pretty happy. It’s just one of those days. I got 21 followers. I read some really nice and funny posts. I listened to some old favorites of mine. Below, I am going to share one more song with you that helped fuel this happy mood! By the way, the 3 posts I linked to in this paragraph… I wrote them all in the last 4 hours (including the time I spent skipping lunch to play music and write).

Do You Believe In Magic? by Ally and A.J

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

–Joanne

Anime · Happiness · Music · [Blogging 101]

Sunshine – Day 14 [Blogging 101]

A different kind of post… What do I do? Video? Audio? 5 things about me? I decided to do all of those eventually but for now, let’s just settle for a video post.

Down below are two videos of a song “Sunshine” by Monkey Majik. They are a Canadian-Japanese band that I love. Their song “Sunshine” was used as the 2nd opening song for the Anime Nurarihyon No Mago (Japanese name) or Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (English name). Almost all Monkey Majik songs are a combination of English and Japanese. I love how they are able to mix the two languages and is one of the reasons I like this band so much.

The short version of the song is the official version that was used for the opening of the anime. The long version is the full song with the video created by the owner (I don’t own this video) along with the lyrics at the bottom of the screen. The dance cover is this video that I found yesterday so I hope you enjoy it!

Short Version

Long Version (Full song)

Dance Cover

I was really happy and excited for this post. This song always gives me a happy feeling even though I don’t know what is being said (I don’t know Japanese yet). Do you get that feeling? Would you like me to post more Japanese songs?

 

General · Happiness

2 + 0 = 20!!!

I woke up today and looked at my phone . WordPress notification: “New Followers” . I thought “ooooo” . I counted my total number of followers till then. The answer? . . . 20 followers!!!!!!!!!!!!! . I screamed (in my head). . “Ahhhhhhhhhhhh”   Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! –Joanne P.S: I am writing… Continue reading 2 + 0 = 20!!!