Oooh Nice stories
I'm half-Japanese. I love myself for being Asian because I tell myself that is the reason why I am smarter, and better than all the people around me (cocky attitude hahaha). Although I had this attitude, I never really cared about Japan. I even lived in Japan for 3 years on a military base. (My dads in the military). I went off the military base maybe 4 times. And that was to buy alcohol and go drinking with my friends. During this period of my life I even played the game World of Warcraft. That was pretty much the extent of what I did. (Oh I played varsity soccer too, but that American sports don't take up too much time).
My Senior year of High School I moved away from Japan to Kansas. However, I pretty much continued the same life-style. But then I went to college (Spokane, WA). I figured I couldn't keep playing World of Warcraft or I would drop out of college (like my older brother did the year before). So I quit. But because my life-style was so centered around the computer, I was still had the urge to sit there, even though I wasn't really doing anything. My older brother had talked to me previously about manga and anime, so I started watching/reading those because I was bored.
After passing through the first semester of college addicted to anime instead of World of Warcraft I realized that I missed Asian women. When I was in Japan I saw them so often, I really didn't look at them specially, but my college was filled with white person after white person, and none of them matched up to the beauty of Asians. So then I went to youtube, remembering that Japan has a lot of those all girl music groups that were just faces and no talent and I wanted to see. I went to youtube and searched Japanese all girl groups, and I found a video listing someones top 50 girl groups in Japan. While I was watching Beautiful Asians prance around my screen, a clip of Scandal's Shoujo S popped up, and I was like wow they are playing their instruments AND prancing around. They also seem pretty good. So I searched them up found Shunkan Sentimental, and I fell for them.
Then I went home for Spring Break. My parents were bothering me about finding a job, and my mom jokingly said that I could work in Japan. Because SCANDAL had recently re-sparked my interest in Japan, I agreed.
And so school finally ended (didn't do too hot but I still passed, which was lucky when I only showed up for tests). My mom and I flew to Japan. I found a job on a farm. Worked with two slightly chubby but cute Japanese girls cleaning up cow shit, mixing feed and various things. I was able to re-learn Japanese (to the extent of talking with these girls and being able to understand the jobs I was given while at the farm). Go bowling, rock climbing, and into the Onsen, eat sushi from a revolving table and various things while I was there. And it was because of SCANDAL!!! I really wanted to see a live while I was there, but because of having a very tiring job, it didn't work out (plus I was kind of embarrassed to go like mom can you read this Japanese for me so I can try to see if I can make a concert for an all girl band?).
And now I am back home, have plans to go back to Japan to work on the same farm next Summer. I just recently pre-ordered Temptation box + Namida no Regret, which is my first time buying music ever. And picked up my electric guitar that I fiddled with in 8th grade, and brought it from the garage into the living room so I could fiddle it with it some more. Plus I'm posting on a forum which is the first time I've done that since I flamed the people I owned in World of Warcraft forums.
So because of SCANDAL I evolved from thinking I was the perfect person, to becoming the perfect person. (joke). Anyways planning on trying in college, learning more guitar (maybe switch to bass but some instrument) so maybe I can possible live in Japan with a decent job instead of working on a farm!
Oh plus the fact my ipod got split into two playlists. Japanese and Other. And I only listen to the Japanese one.