Stop….aVANtime!!!

•January 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I apologise in advance for the stupid joke. It was really bad. I kinda thought a play on words would work for a title. Well, I like it and anyways, what’s in a title? Anyway…moving on…

I guess you figured out that looking at the title this little post is about a Van? Yes, no, maybe….perhaps a certain van in particular. Such as a yellow Renault Avantime??? Well, if you guessed that then you’ll be awarded a cake! Well done!!!

Anyway, after a weekend of pure boredom!!! You don’t realize how time-consuming going to work is, until you don’t go! So with this boredom I fired up my 10-year-old PS2 and dug out Gran Turismo 4 and began routing through my garage to find something to thrash around the Nurenburg (check that) Ring. Upon which a custard yellow Renault Avantime fell upon my sights. Anyone who has played this game with know what I’m talking about. The enormous people carrier designed to seat 5 people with room for a large Zebra at the back? Yeah, one of those. Anyway, I had a clever idea.

Inspired by Top Gears attempt to make one go faster than a Mitsubishi Evo. I too modified mine, all the way to the max before adding a massive rear wing and a nice set of sparkly wheels to complete it. After which, I set the settings for drift racing and began sliding it around a drifting track.

Yeah, it does look slightly ridiculous but at the same time, so very amusing. I think you can picture it…a custard yellow people carrier being thrown 90 degrees into tight corners and having it back-end slid out. It’s something I’d really recommend trying…

…that is all…for now..

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Return to Nihongo…

•January 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Well, I would start with Happy New Year, but I guess that’s probably a little bit late now seeing as we’re almost to the end of January. So, nevermind. I guess I’ll just stop with the rambling and get on with posting something useful.

Okay. If you have read my last two posts then you’ll know that little me flew over to Japan to spend a week in Tokyo, the capital of the East. With a perception that Tokyo was going to be freaking awesome, I wasn’t disappointed. I loved it so much, that I didn’t actually want to come back, I even tried missing my flight but ANA have ways to make sure you get on a plane back home. Trust me, don’t mess with them, it aint pretty! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Now that I know where and what I want to do, I’m doing all that I can to make sure I have me a job out there when I graduate in a few months. I tell you, I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in my life. I’m not joking, the amount of things that you have to worry about before you get there is unbelievable, Visas, places to live, having enough money etc… I mean finding a flight is the easy part. Wait, what if I need to get there at a certain time? Oh damn!!! That’s made it harder now!!!

With all this hard work though, I know will come great rewards, because you see I am working for something that I’ve always wanted and I know that one day soon, all this working will pay off and I’ll be doing it. Living my dream, it’s going to be amazing.

I understand that living out there and working are a lot different to just going for a vacation, and I’m aware of that. I mean, if I didn’t why would I be going through all this red tape to do it? not only that, but the experiance I’ll gain from doing something like this wil be out of this world, plus I’ll be having the time of my life out there. How could I refuse that?

There’s just still…a long way to go…

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Coming to Japan (Part 2)

•September 9, 2009 • 4 Comments

Okay, I haven’t posted for an incredibly long time. You know I actually almost forget I had this site. There’s just been so much going on,  I’ve barely had time to sleep. Anyways, in my last post. I wrote that I was going to Japan. Well, I have to say I’ve been to Tokyo. And I loved it there so much, I’m going back to live there in July when I graduate from film school.

I remember when the plane took off from Narita, I kinda cried because I loved Tokyo so much and I didn’t want to leave. Anyways, in July I graduate so when that happens I am going to live there. I’m saving up, a lot of money. I think I’m going to need around £3,000 to start me off, which is doable. Working it out it is very doable. And also I’m learning proper Japanese now. Not just the beginner stuff.

I know that it is a massive step to go and live in another country but the point is. This is something that I’ve always wanted to do. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted to go to Tokyo and live there, and now that I’ve been there for a vacation. I love it more than ever. I also know that there is an awful lot I have to sort out before I go, like finding somewhere to live, getting a visa etc… I know all that and I want to do this properly. I’ve already given the Japanese people that I met  a really impression of myself and now I want to give immigration a good impression by getting into thier country properly.

I’ll do whatever it takes to make it out there. You know, I’ve got this dream to be a movie writer out there. I’m doing screenwriting and Asian Cinema at film school and my dream is to become a movie writer in Tokyo. It might seem impossible to many people but I’m going to stop at nothing until I’ve done it. Nothing…

I just hope that I can save enough money and also, I can finally become at least semi-fluent so I can hold a conversation. These next nine months are going to be interesting…

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Coming to Japan

•May 11, 2009 • 4 Comments

I’ve always wanted to go to Japan. I remember studying about it in Middle School geography and I’ve been hooked ever since. It seems at last, my wish is going to come true. In August this year, I am off to Tokyo for just over a week to see if it is as awesome as I imagine it to be. I have a dream that I will one day go to live there permanantly and become a writer. I’ve never been before so I thought that I should go for a vacation just to see what it’s like, you know test the water if you will. Although I’m learning the language. I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to learn what I need fast enough. I don’t think my brain can memorise stuff as fast as I’d like it to.

Well, I guess the reason why I’m posting this is because I’d be grateful to the guys and girls that read this post to offer me some advice or pointers that you think might be useful to me. You know, stuff like what I should expect, the languge, cultue etc… I mean I’ve read about Japan and watched tonnes of thier TV shows and movies but it’s not the same. You really have to go and experiance it for yourself, see it through your own eyes. That way, I can decide if living there is really for me. I hope that it’s everything that I’m hoping for, so that I can work towards my dream of becoming a writer there.

Humm, I guess I’ve said a bit too much, again. So, yeah, any advice or pointers that you might have for me. I’d be delighted to hear them.

Thanks in advance

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