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I've gotten to listen to a lot of new music over here in Japan, and I just thought I'd share some of my favorite songs with you.

moumoon-Tiny Star

Sakanaction-GO TO THE FUTURE

The ending theme from one of my favorite Ghibli movies, Itsumo Nando Demo.

And I've saved the best for last so DEFINITELY LISTEN TO  THIS SONG:
I spent one morning actually translating this one--Arrietty's Song--and here's what I came out with:
I'm fourteen years old, I am pretty
An energetic and small little lady
I'm always underneath the floor
Borrower Arrietty
Sometimes I'm happy and sometimes I'm blue
I want to meet someone

Feel the wind blowing in my hair
Gazing at the sky
I want to give a flower to you
Over there is another world
Look, butterflies are waiting
I am waiting

Don't replace anything in
My tiny world
I don't hate it, but you
I want to know more and more
Joy and sadness
Are always blended together


Under the ocean
Surrounded by flowers
Spending all my days with you
This heavy heart is moving to
A new world
I (word I was unable to figure out) live

Naturally, forgive the lack of lyricality in my translation. I just really wanted to know what it meant, so I sat down and with my trusty dictionary and computer went at it. I tried to get at the meaning, and not just the literal translation, but I don't know how well I did there.

Also, here for your viewing pleasure is school uniform versions 2.0 an 2.1
Version 2.0 Winter Uniform Box-Suit Form Claire!

Followed by:
Version 2.1 Flight Attendant Claire!
(In these pictures you can probably see my haircut, which is exactly the same as I get at home. Except with the best shampoo head massage I've ever gotten. Period. And all under 5000yen, or around $50.)\
Which wild Claire form do you like best?


  1. I think I like Claire with out the uniform it make you look essentially like a box... but guess what i went thrifting today and got a 100% wool navy blue blazer with gold buttons all for less that $3.50!!!!!!!!!! What a steal! :) now when you get back we can be blazer buddies!


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