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The good , the bad, & the ugly [Sep. 4th, 2004|12:21 pm]
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I avoid watching the news, as it's mostly garbage and stories that try to make people more frightened of their everyday surroundings then need be. "Your child's room is a death trap!...Film at 11.." blahblah It also annoys me how local news likes to support the notion that 'we are on your side' 'we are here for you' (I'm not a journalism scholar, but I didn't think news was supposed to be on MY side - that's not their job..)
but ranty rant aside, I hadn't watched any TV coverage of the incredibly devestating tragedy in Beslan (Russia) but I heard about it on NPR. I guess images really have an impact & as I looked at seraphimsigrist picture posts of the victims, I felt my heart just sink. I pray for those poor families, I can't hardly imagine.

Well I think there should be a special day that celebrates how amazing caffeineaddict is - perhaps a 24/7 Prince of Tennis festival or something ^.~

I wish all the best to diluendo who is Japan bound~ ^_^ I know she will do well at Waseda Univ, as I can tell she is a study fiend! Looking forward to her Japan reports.

Also wishing the best to hydebelle on her upcoming singing event for the NYC/Japan TV crew ! Ganbatte!

Also big on my good wish list is everyone in Flordia. ^^;;

Leigh & I went to the wedding of the daughter of a work associate of Leigh's. It was at a local golf course on near the water - & how funny to hear the wedding vows as people on jet skis would zoom by. The wedding was incredibly short, but the bride was stunning & walked up the isle w/her Dad & holding the hand of her groom's 2 yr old son (it was incredibly adorable). During the ceremony, the bride kept wiping tears away from her groom's face.. *awwwww*! Leigh's brother & wife were there too - so we had fun at the reception. I think the wedding must have been crazy expensive - but it was very nice.

Big thanks to Vivid & cats (oh would that be a vivid cat?)


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[User Picture]From: 4am_secret
2004-09-04 05:59 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I thought that made them a million times cooler :D
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[User Picture]From: 4am_secret
2004-09-06 02:39 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's actually what I meant too :P

Although, yeah... I did feel like my face was going to burn off, lol, but it was just a reminder of how close I was... *dreamy sigh*
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From: hydebelle
2004-09-04 05:44 pm (UTC)
Hi hi!! Thank you for the sweet remarks. I shall do my best. I need to practice this weekend to gear up for the big moment. ^_^ As for the pictures... those Otakon pics are great!! It gives me strength!!! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: creepy_shetan
2004-09-04 07:15 pm (UTC)
Don't know what to say on most of this post, but...

My gosh. That first pic of Ken, and that first pic of Tetsu... I love the stage lighting. Blue light looks great, too, but red light is too intense for photos.
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[User Picture]From: chikuqi
2004-09-04 07:35 pm (UTC)
Wow, I feel horrible not even realizing that the hostage situation had occurred. ;_; My heart goes out to the victims and their families. It makes me realize how fortunate we are and makes me grateful for it.
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From: borntohula
2004-09-05 05:08 am (UTC)
I think this was the first time I've seen my dad genuinely depressed... I refuse to turn on the TV because I'm afraid they'll show the footage of the kids running away, getting shot in the back as they try to escape... We donated some money to the fund set up for the families affected by it, but I don't know how much it'll really help.

I don't usually take these things to heart, but my parents are both heartbroken over this. It's their country, after all.
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