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08 May 2002 @ 08:08 pm
god, this stupid japan beauracracy crap has protracted itself out till may 15th. crudy crudy crud! but that's good, cause Basically If I get my Japanese teacher to write a letter of recomendation for me, I can go to japan. yay! but it's all fucking rediculious crap why it got to this point in the first place. plus, my birthday and adress are not correct, from the stuff I got from Japan, and that means that their beauracry has screwed that part up, which is different than the crap that messed me up on this side of the ocean. I did decently on my History midterm, but once again circumstance poked the manhandler up my ass, using only the lube from the lubracated condom, and se I wasn't able to study at all for it cause I was A) not here and b) even if i was here, I didn't have a computer, and all the notes are online, so poooooo. but i got the extra credit part correct.

Jessica haggadorn
Hello! I had a nice conversation with Jessica on the bus on the way back from class, and we talked about stuff, and I'm gonna try to remember it, but my short term memory is not working lately, and it sucks. uh.
*Zack's work vs jessica's work is cultural specific
Jessica creates an imaginary phillipeans, and therefor has to explain everything. in that way, she creates a novel that is "for foreign audiences" as opposed to zack's rolling the Rs which just plunges you in, and dosent really explain anything, the phillipeano stuff, or the american pop culture stuff. I told jessica, that seeing as that is the case, a phillipeano reader should be able to "understand" the phillepeano part, conversly, an american reader should be able to "understand" the american part. well, I'm american, and I found much less to relate to in the charlies Angles-esq refrences, than the phillipeano refrences.
In Dogeaters, because she delineates her wrold for the reader, it is unversially comprehendable in that respect. Of course, within her world, she uses lots of foreign words, without explaining them, and that adds a whole nother (wow, that's not a word) level of intamacy with the readers who can understand the tagala. It took me most of the book to realize that tismis was "gossip".
I dont know if this makes any sense.

*the gay male is a philipeno tradition. it stands out in light of all the christian traditions we've been raised on, and I thought it was because both the authors were gay. but apparently it's a historical story or something.

I really identify with dark shinider. I like his costumes and stuff.
Siner Dsirnerd on May 8th, 2002 09:41 pm (UTC)
i wish i got to continue studying japanese. I really wanted to minor in it or something. oh well, i might take it up again someday. yesu, and i hope you get to go to japan, cause i always wanted to go and i would've went this summer or for a quarter or even a year to study if i didn't meet erin. maybe she can go study there too with me, that would be neat. bernie mac is funny, i like tv again. hrm... i wish all of life was just playing all the time that would be super cool. i can't wait to see the play version of crystal valley. i wonder if i still have a copy of the original you sent me, i think it's on one of my backup cds