chrryblssmninja: (mimicar)
I was going to continue with my practice of setting 101 goals for the new year, but then I can't remember if I clicked "revert to previous draft" when I opened this page or not, so, my goal for the year is...accomplish something.

I did write about my media highlights and favorite music of 2015.

Goals actually accomplished in 2015:

  • I was able to show [livejournal.com profile] whomp around San Francisco, and I also reconnected with many relatives on both sides of my family! I'm a really social person, and it was great to see and talk with them.

  • With the family, I returned to Las Vegas and Puerto Rico. New places we visited included Yosemite and Mammoth, other towns in Gold Country, Also did more local tourism, including the Renaissance Fair at Casa de Fruta. All the hyperlinks in this paragraph link to pictures!

  • I did get to speak Spanish more, especially in Puerto Rico, and I used Japanese a little at work (although, when one customer asked me a question in Japanese, I answered in Spanish. I corrected myself and she was fine with it, but yeah). I even had a simple conversation in Norwegian! Although I can't say more because we can't post about specific customers on the internet. Even a few phrases of Tagalog helped once. I am now on over 80 days of practicing Gaeilge and Norsk on Duolingo.

  • Finally visited New People when we went to a festival in Japantown. My mom bought me this Omocat sweater...partly because I forgot to wear warm enough clothing for that windy day...

  • I did start lifting 20-pound free weights, and while I didn't get to 25-pound, I did move from 10 reps to 15 reps over the course of the year.

  • I bought some nice and often useful clothes (many via work discount), as well as 2 CDs, nice yearly agendas (classic art for 2015, and a slim Star Wars one with Rey and BB-8 on the cover for 2016 through 2017), and the Universal classic Horror DVD set. Also received a new photo camera and mini-tripod prior to our Las Vegas trip.

  • I did read at least one book from every continent except Antarctica, but I think that's less of a feat because diverse selection is pretty much my general taste when I go to the libraries here. Also read five non-fiction books, as well as five books published in 2015. Now I want to read more from before 1900.


I think I'll just dump my list of TV watched from October through December here. So much I still have to catch up on...
the episodes )
chrryblssmninja: (tragicradiance_jessicahyde)
101 goals from 2014 )

goals for 2015 )
chrryblssmninja: (jessicahyde)
101 GOALS FOR THE YEAR

for 2013:
the past year's goals )



for 2014:
the new year's goals )
chrryblssmninja: (pikkupenguin_reflection)
101 GOALS FOR THE YEAR

for 2012:
last year's goals )

NEW GOALS )
chrryblssmninja: (Default)
For the 5th year running

101 GOALS FOR THE YEAR

for 2011:
last year's goals )

NEW GOALS )
chrryblssmninja: (dallowayward_alittleprincess)
Can't sleep yet, so it's time for my 101 goals list!

the previous year's goals )

19 out of 101 goals accomplished.

the list for the new year )
chrryblssmninja: (iconzicons_high5tiger)
Happy New Year!

and Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] theblended!


now...

The 101 resolution meme, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cobaltcrafter!

Last year’s progress )
19 out of 101 goals adequately fulfilled. Oh well.

The new list! Outside of LJ cut to invite further scrutiny and pressure!

EDUCATION/SCHOOL: since I'm done with school, it's more my ~life~ education
1. bookmark more anthropology websites
2. finish reading the Driver's Ed handbook
3. bookmark more practical film/media websites
4. experiment with the new video editing program I got for Christmas
5. learn and practice more cooking techniques
6. Make more useful notes and summaries of things I need
7. Finish drafts (of whatever projects) early for review
8. Try and practice reading/writing/speaking Spanish more
9. Try and practice reading/writing/speaking Japanese more
10. Learn more Irish Gaelic with my brother
11. Maybe attempt Latin
12. Or Mandarin Chinese?
13. check out Bay Area Video Coalition or something

CREATIVITY:
14. turn that Superheroes idea into a complete screenplay
15. make a new collage!
16. Organize, revise all those poem drafts I have
17. write down more original recipes
18. Use that piano and write the notation of all those song drafts
19. Finish that "threadlike hair" short story idea
20. Start a double feature blog called "Double Feature vs. Son of Attention Span" or something
21. Cook more
22. get people interested in making any short film/music video/documentary
23. Draw more often
24. Develop my dance visual vocabulary
25. Write down or draw those random choreographed routines in my head
26. Do more crafts: origami, pressed-flowers, crochet, etc

FOR OTHER PEOPLE:
27. do a good job for employers
28. Meet more often with people
29. show friends around Fremont
30. Reconnect with old friends, outside of Facebook
31. help brother with college stuff
32. Stop getting so angry about things
33. Do something for community or church service
34. make crafts for people
35. Be less dominant in conversations -let people talk more
36. Make stuff for LJ friends
37. Support more local artists

BUY MYSELF:
38. A dark purple or light blue wig
39. boots that are actually my size
40. new container for my hair stuff
41. Those new Gelly Rolls
42. a DVD I like
43. that can of roses for tea I saw at the store
44. a Shiina Ringo CD
45. A digital video camera
46. A tripod
47. lighting kit

HEALTH:
48. Sleep more often before 3 AM - NO LONG NAPS!
49. Add more dance into my exercise regimen
50. stand up more during long periods of sitting
51. Never fall asleep before brushing teeth
52. Find some way to run more
53. Maintain good posture
54. Learn more fighting techniques
55. Stop picking hair (I have trichotillomania

EXPERIENCES:
56. Explore more
57. Find a full-time job
58. Send poems or other written/video works to journals or contests
59. find one new food to like
60. Cosplay!
61. run a non-LJ film blog (the Double Feature blog mentioned above)
62. Watch more live dance and theater
63. Clean up the house
64. Grow a plant here and leave it in a place where I can take care of it well so it won't die

GO TO: (this section is meant for out-of-state/foreign places, but we can’t leave for more than a day, because we’re taking care of my grandma)
65. NEW PEOPLE (new Japanese center in SF)
66. somewhere new
67. geeky convention
68. The California Theater, the Stanford Theater, or any other old movie theater
69. The farmers’ market more often
70. The beach!

MISCELLANEOUS
71. watch 500 TV episodes (only got up to 333 this year)
72. watch more of my various soccer clubs' games
73. Streamline my time online
74. Play more pinball somehow
75. Finish all the TV shows I need to finish
76. Fix my side of the room by the end of January
77. Start some kind of band/musical project/dance crew
78. Get my dad to take out all the thick, spiny, tall weeds so I can start gardening again
79. Be more patient at home
- - -
80. Finally finish Kingdom Hearts
Because I have a whole list of things I promised I wouldn’t do until I finished that game, which goes, in this order:
81. Read the Halo Graphic Novel my brother’s been bugging me about
82. Watch the concert DVD that came with my copy of Muse’s Black Holes and Revelations
83. Play Soul Calibur 3
84. Play Resident Evil 4
85. Play Bioshock
- - -
86. fix all my LJ tags
87. Find things I wrote in my textbooks and notes and write them down/scan them
88. Write down family recipes

BOOKS TO READ
89. The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, by Bruce Lee.
90. The Tale of the Old Bamboo-Cutter (Taketori monogatari)
91. Dante's Inferno
92. The Castle of Otranto and other classic horror
93. “I Sing the Body Electric” by Ray Bradbury
94. more anthropology books
95. books about food
96. More good books about chocolate
97. More poetry
98. the manga Monster
99. an entire novel in Spanish
100. Making Money and Unseen Academicals, by Terry Pratchett
101. Complete one of my listsofbests lists
chrryblssmninja: (Default)
Nooooooo I could have watched Kohaku (NHK’s Red and White Singing Festival) yesterday and I forgot to…
I missed the crazy J-pop acts and the flamboyant enka singers and random Gackt and mascots
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I have to wait another year

The 101 resolution meme, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cobaltcrafter

Last year’s progress )
So, out of 101 resolutions, I adequately fulfilled 30. Not so bad.

The new list! Outside of LJ cut to invite further scrutiny and pressure!

EDUCATION/SCHOOL:
1. Get an A in each class
2. Finish projects and essays before the day they’re due
3. Go to office hours of GSIs and professors
4. Start studying for tests at least a week before
5. Continue the tea-chocolate-proper sitting program so I NEVER FALL ASLEEP IN CLASS AGAIN
6. Make more useful notes and summaries…before test cramming time
7. Type up drafts early so other people can read them…or at least I can reread them before turning them in
8. For Screenwriting class (if I get in): make something entertaining that can be produced on a small budget
9. Try and practice reading/writing/speaking Spanish and Japanese more
10. Learn more Irish Gaelic with my brother without getting confused about the broad and slender rule that messes with my brain
11. Maybe attempt Latin or Mandarin Chinese?
12. For Verse Poetry class: don’t embarrass myself
13. Make the llama caravan documentary as awesome and informative as possible

CREATIVITY:
14. turn that Superheroes idea into a complete screenplay
15. Finish the collage projects I’ve started
16. Organize, revise all those poem drafts I have
17. play piano more consistently
18. Use that piano and write the notation of all those song drafts
19. Finish that short story idea whose first few sentences are on a paper glaring ominously behind the computer right now
20. Finish all those icon and banner ideas half-completed
21. Cook more
22. get people interested in making a short fiction film or documentary or music video
23. Draw more often
24. Develop my dance visual vocabulary
25. Write down or draw those random choreographed routines in my head
26. Do more crafts: origami, pressed-flowers, crochet, etc

FOR OTHER PEOPLE:
27. Find a way to fix the house without disturbing other things
28. Meet more often with people
29. Take Sharon around Fremont
30. Reconnect with old friends, outside of Facebook
31. Find some of the Filipino soap operas or CDs my mom likes
32. Stop getting so angry about things
33. Do something for community or church service
34. Try and cut down on the trash at home
35. Be less dominant in conversations -let people talk more
36. Make stuff for LJ friends
37. Support more local artists

BUY MYSELF:
38. A dark purple or light blue wig
39. More fashionable (but not too trendy, so it can last) clothes items
40. Something Werder Bremen
41. Those new Gelly Rolls
42. More lavender soda and flower foods and drinks, because they are awesome
43. More good tea for drinking at home
44. more sweaters for light weather
45. Some really cool thing for cosplay or Halloween
46. A digital video camera
47. A tripod

HEALTH:
48. Sleep more often before 3 AM - NO LONG NAPS!
49. Add more dance into my exercise regimen
50. Try and finish all those fruits that we get in bulk from Costco ack so much
51. Never fall asleep before brushing teeth
52. Find some way to run more
53. Maintain good posture, and vary sitting positions in class
54. Learn more fighting techniques
55. Stop picking hair (I have trichotillomania. argh it’s itching right now

EXPERIENCES:
56. Explore more of Fremont
57. Find an internship/job for the summer
58. Send poems to the campus poetry journals
59. Find a place of employment where I can go after I FINISH COLLEGE IN DECEMBER WOOT
60. Cosplay!
61. Get an article published in an undergraduate research journal
62. Watch more live dance and theater
63. Clean up the house so we can have parties here again
64. Grow a plant from a seed and make sure it stays in the house so it doesn’t die like my zebrina Ophelia that was so cool and got left outside and I couldn’t get it until it was too late and I still miss her

GO TO: (this section is meant for out-of-state/foreign places, but we can’t leave for more than a day, because we’re taking care of my grandma)
65. That cool new burger restaurant Counter
66. More places in San Francisco
67. geeky convention
68. The California Theater, the Stanford Theater, or any other old movie theater
69. The farmers’ market more often
70. The beach!

MISCELLANEOUS
71. Catch up on all the TV shows I want to watch
72. Procrastinate less
73. Streamline my time online
74. Play more pinball somehow
75. Not mess up on vocals so much on Guitar Hero
76. Fix my side of the room before I go back to school
77. Try and start some kind of band/musical project/dance crew
78. Get my dad to take out all the thick, spiny, tall weeds so I can start gardening again
79. Be more patient at home
80. Watch more films by Jean-Pierre Melville and Johnny To
- - -
81. Finally finish Kingdom Hearts
Because I have a whole list of things I promised I wouldn’t do until I finished that game, which goes, in this order:
82. Read the Halo Graphic Novel my brother’s been bugging me about
83. Watch the concert DVD that came with my copy of Muse’s Black Holes and Revelations
84. Play Soul Calibur 3
85. Play Resident Evil 4
- - -
86. fix all my LJ tags
87. Go over all the things I wrote in my textbooks and notes and write them down/scan them
88. Write down family recipes

BOOKS TO READ
89. The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, by Bruce Lee.
90. Finish The Tale of Genji before school starts
91. The Mu Shi Shi manga sitting in my library stack
92. All the classical Japanese and Chinese poetry and literature stuff in my library stack
93. “I Sing the Body Electric” by Ray Bradbury, before I watch the Twilight Zone episode based on it
94. stuff by Michel Foucault
95. Michael Pollan’s books
96. More good books about chocolate
97. More poetry
98. More books about film
99. More of Darwyn Cooke’s “The Spirit” comics as well as classic The Spirit
100. Making Money, by Terry Pratchett
101. The Final Cut Pro instruction manuals
chrryblssmninja: (marylou_gr_sunwalk)
I was going to do a lot more things when I woke up, but I stumbled upon a George Balanchine documentary on TV and it seriously slowed down my typing time. Because dance is awesome and this failed ballerina can't help but watch.
A nice quote: “Music makes us aware of time.” - George Balanchine

yeah.

101 resolution meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cobaltcrafter, ’cus I don’t feel like joining [livejournal.com profile] jan1_2008.

101 things in 2008 )

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