Saturday, January 31, 2009

Octuplet

I've always wanted to have triplets. I cannot think of any particular reasons but I once had a dream of having twins and I got really disappointed because I needed one more. This might have reflected my desire hidden deep in my mind. I often heard how difficult it is to raise twins. It's easy to assume it would be even harder to raise triplets. However, I cannot imagine what it is like to bring up octuplet along with 6 other children without a husband.

At first, I was amazed and happy to hear about the news. But there seem a lot of problems concerning this medical treatment. (1) Screening failure; she isn't fit to bear octuplet for psychological, financial reasons etc. (2) Malpractice; too risky and babies may have had a good chance of some kind of disability. (3) Cost; raising kids cost huge amount of money. (4) No regulation for fertility treatment. Anderson pointed out how media report on this news, which I thought is a really important issue.


This is what I used to like doing for this blog. Taking pictures of cute, smiling Anderson! Now I can seldom do this due to that open caption CNNj offers. Anyway, He showed this beautiful smile before they added caption and I succcessfuly get this one.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Some pictures

I saw the new AC360 commercial for the first time today. I've always disliked the previous one and this one is far better!



Just one picture from Wednesday's show.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I've been doing this!

When was the last time I blogged about 360? Has everyone left this blog?

Anyway, I have been devoted to practicing the piano for the past one month. I am going to join YouTube Symphony project! They distribute a music score for various musical instruments and collect music videos performed by musician all around the world. They will put them together and make one piece of music. Sounds really exciting to me!


Usually, I spend non-working time on 360 related things. Instead, I spent most of my time practicing the piano, or listening to the music so I could memorize. Of course, I have been pretty busy with my real work, too. I didn't think I had enough time for the piano practice and I am not 100% satisfied with my performance, but still this was the best I could do.



Tan Dun: You Tube Symphony "Eroica"



Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 "Waldstein"

Why played the piano in kimono? I read that "they need international videos," and thought I should wear traditional clothes. I hope it will cath their eyes. I know my performance is not as good as other pianists, but if they like it, I might be invited to Carnegie Hall!

It was really fortunate that I have a kimono. Japanese girls usually make our own kimono when we reach the age 20. But kimono costs a lot and these days it is getting popular to rent one and just take a picture of ourselves in it. I am really thankful that my parents buy one for me.

I'll show you some photos of me wearing my kimono.


Now that I am almost finished with this project, I hope I'll be back on blogging next week!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Eve

It is really nice to see people getting more and more excited awaiting the most exciting moment in American history.

I'll write more about the event later. Just enjoy gorgeous-looking Anderson's pictures;) As for me, I got so crazy to see Anderson in Washington. I was so excited that somehow, I meaninglessly walked round and round my room. He looked excited and proud of being that place as well as all the people there.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Adorable Puppidential Candidate

I couldn't believe this but I haven't checked out my favorite program for a few days. Our school had a special seminar and had to work from 7:30 to 19:00 every day. By the time I got home, I didn't have enough energy left to even watch an one-hour show. So when I saw today's show, Anderson looked even more beautiful than I last saw him.

Too bad I couldn't have any pictures of Andergiggles. Everytime he showed adorable smiles, caption blocked some part of his beautiful face....

Scintology

I agree some part of their belief. Drugs subscribed by doctors are not always good. Personally, I don't like relying on medicines. Especially, drugs doctors gives us are stronger than those sold at drug stores. But sometimes we do need ones. Why can't they be flexible? When you believe something blindlly, you might miss something important.

Pupidential Debate

How funny! Anderson tries to look as serious as the real presidential debate!


Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!


I'm sure you all enjoy Anderson's New Year's Eve special tonight. Just before it turned 2009, they played Imagine, and I really love that. (As far as I remember, they played it last year, too. Maybe every year they play it?) Terrorism is associated with poverty and as more and more people are losing jobs and getting hungry and we are seeing terrorism even in developed countries too. I cannot help hoping for a better year.

In Japan, we send New Year's card to many friends, coworkers, or just to anyone they know. We post them around December 25 and post office keep them until January 1st. Then we get all the New Year's card on the morning of the 1st. Here's one of the card that I made for New Year's card.

Again, I wish all of you a very happy new year!