February 21st, 2009


Writer's Block: Adult Onset

Putting legal definitions aside, at what age do you think someone can really be considered an adult?
Ooh err....

First instinct with this is to say, "What for?"

Because there are some things you can be adult enough for at sixteen, some at eighteen, and some at twenty one. Other things you might not be adult enough for until you're like...Sixty. And then you'd still be young.

if we take it as a statement of when you reach your majority...I'd say...Go for twenty one to twenty five. Most people when they are eighteen are still total morons or at least rather clueless as to important things such as money and dealing with the big bad world. When they reach twenty...three we'll say, they have mostly got a life plan, have been through either all or most of their higher/further education and have most of the braincells aligned in the right places. But I don't completely think that we should do like they do now and dump it all on you, when you reach a certain age and leave you to rot in hell or float in onto heaven.

I think they should give you....

....the right to vote at seventeen.

....the right to drive at eighteen.

.....the right to drink alcohol at eighteen.

.....and the right to be able to own/rent property of a house value at eighteen but the property should be in a controlled way i.e. a student flat or bedsit, not a twenty bedroom manor house.

.....the right to be considered an adult at everything by twenty

.....and the right to join the army at twenty one (I do not approve of teenagers signing up to be blown apart)

But that's just my view. Sorry if it offends you but it is. I think that people either want too much from teenagers at too a young age, or too little. Teenagers essentially live with no responsibilties of a great nature until they're eighteen and then they have a whole lot of them. I think the big people should be easing people into the role of adulthood and by twenty five, the role is completely cemented.

On that note, I thoroughly approve of Finland's idea of driving tests - you have to practise for about three years, and be able to do everything from driving at night, to proving your skills at dealing with harsh road conditions and problems like aqua-planing, and other road users before you're allowed to pass. Far safer than our ideas which are basically "Get in the car. Start it. Drive. Stop. Pass." After all there are too many accidents on the roads which involve young people and their cars because they've only just passed.


Writer's Block: Words to Live By

What is your personal motto or favorite quotation?
Hmm...How interesting...Never really thought about it.

"He who runs away, lives to fight or run another day..." [Does it look like I know who said this?]

"Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid the vast limits of their knowledge." [Mark Twain]

"Get your facts first, and then you can disort them as much as you please." [Mark Twain]

"I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can but I won't ." [Mark Twain]

"I have never let my school interfere with my education."[Mark Twain]

"I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting."[Mark Twain]

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."[Mark Twain]

"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it." [Mark Twain]

"Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." [Spike Milligan]

"In theory, theory and practise are the same. In practise, they are not." [Albert Einstein]

"Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship." [Harry S. Truman]

"Profanity is the adjective of the feeble minded." [Gordon Lane]

"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits." [Richard Nixon]

"You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give." [Winston Churchill]

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." [Mahatma Gandhi]

"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend." [John Dryden]

"The problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to one at a time." [Robin Williams]

And last but not least....

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius (and a lot of courage) to move in the opposite direction. [The great thinker himself - Albert Einstein]


GPLM - That I Yet To Find~

Life is like a boat - by Rie Fu


Thank you!! by Home Made Kazoku


"D-tecnoLife" by UVERworld.


Younha's "Hōkiboshi"


"happypeople" by Skoop on somebody


Yui's "Life",


"TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT" by Beat Crusaders.


"MOVIN!!" by Takacha.


"Baby It's You" by JUNE,


Mai Hoshimura's "Cherry Blossom Weather" (Sakura Biyori)


"Tiptoe" (Tsumasaki?) by Ore Ska Band


“After Dark" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation,


Bitter Orange (Daidai) by "Chatmonchy",


Kousuke Atari's "Tane wo maku hibi" (Seed-scattering days)


"Kansha." (lit. Gratitude.) by RSP.


"Orange" by Lil'B,


"Gallop" by pe'zmoku,


"Velonica" by Aqua Timez.


"Hitohira no Hanabira" (A Single Petal) by Stereopony,


Death Cab for Cutie,

Don't cry for me Argentina,

Breaking Free,

Naughty Girl,


Love So Pure,

I'm Alright Now.

It's getting hot in here,

Thanks for the Memories,

The Animal I have Become,

Ketchup Song,

Mairead Nesbitt,




Crazy about You,

Lucky Cha Cha Cha,

MoonLight Sonata,

My Deliah,



Shiroi Iro Wa Koibito no Iro,

Always Be My Baby,

That's What I go To School For,

Matsu Wa,

Ai no Imi wo Oshiete,



-          It’s Happy Line

-          Feel My Soul

-          Tomorrow’s Way

-          Tokyo

-          Good-Bye Days

-          I Remember You

-          My Generation / Understand

-          Love and Truth

-          Namidaro

-          Summer Song


Utada Hikaru 

-  Automatic / Time will Tell
- Movin' On Without You
- First Love
- Addicted to You
- Wait and See ~Risk~
- For You
- Time Limit
- Can You Keep A Secret?
- Final Distance
- Travelling
- Hikari
- Sakura Drops / Letters
- Colors
- Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro
- Be My Last
- Passion
- Keep Trying
- This is Love
- Boku wa Kuma
- Flavour of Life
- Beautiful World / Kiss and Cry
- Heart Station / Stay Gold
- Fight the Blues
- Prisoner of Love
- Eternally -Drama Mix-

- I'll Be Stronger
- Close to You
- Remix: Fly Me To The Moon
- Easy Breezy
- Devil Inside
- Exodus '04
- You Make Me Want to Be a Man
- Do You
- Come Back to me
- Rainy Day
- New Life
- Tsumetail Tsuki -Nakanaide-
- Thank You
- Golden Era
- Kodomo-tachi no Uta ga Kikoero


- Gonna Make You Move (Don't Stop)
- There You Go
- Most Girls
- You Make Me Sick
- Lady Marmalade
- Get the Party Started
- Don't Let Me Get Me
- Just Like a Pill
- Feel Good Time
- Touble
- God is a DJ
- So What
- Last to Know
- Sober
- Please Don't Leave Me
- Free
- Delerium
- Heart Breaker
- Disconnected
- Crash and Burn
- Words
- Tell Me Something Good
- Waiting All Day for Sunday Night
- This is How it Goes Down
- Could've Had Everything
- Why Did I Ever Like You?
- Boring
- When We're Through
- Bad Bad Day
- I Can't Help It
- We Will Rock You
- I'm Not My Hair
- Key to My Heart
- Living in my World
- Nobody Liver
- One Step Closer to You
- Play How You Want (Sexy)
- Shine
- Song without a Chorus
- Rock and Roll Heavens Gate
- Tears in Heaven
- Tell Me Why
- What U Wanna Do
- Sing
- Here Come The....

Take That

- Do What U Like
- Promises
- Once You've Tasted Love
- It Only Takes a Minute
- I Found Heaven
- A Million Love Songs
- Could It Be Magic
- Why Can't I Wake Up With You
- Pray
- Relight My Fire
- Babe
- Everything Changes
- Love Ain't Here Anymore
- Sure
- Back for Good
- Never Forget
- How Deep Is Your Love
- Patience
- Shine
- I'd Wait for Life
- Reach Out
- Greatest Day
- Up All Night


- All Rise
- Too Close
- If You Come Back
- Fly By II
- One Love
- Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
- U Make Me Wanna
- Guilty
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
- Breathe Easy
- A Chi Mi Dice
- Bubblin'
- You & Me Bubblin'
- Curtain Falls
- Get Down on It

Kelly Clarkson

- A Moment Like This
- Miss Independant
- Low 
- The Trouble with Love Is
- Breakaway
- Behind These Hazel Eyes
- Because of You
- Walk Away
- Never Again
- Sober
- One Minute
- Don't Waste Your TIme
- My Life Would Suck Without You
- Respect
- Fading
- My Grown Up Christmas List
- Up To The Mountain
- Gone

Memoirs of a Geisha

"Sayuri's Theme" – 1:31

"Destiny's Path " – 3:20

"Sayuri's Theme and End Credits" – 5:06

Tori Amos

- Me And A Gun
- Silent All These Years
- China
- Winter
- Crucify
- Cornflake Girl
- God
- Pretty Good Year
- Past the Mission
- Caught a Lite Sneeze
- Talula
- Hey Jupiter
- Professional Widow
- In the Springtime of His Voodoo
- Blue Skies
- Spark
- Raspberry Swirl
- Jackie's Strength
- Bliss
- 1000 Oceans
- Glory of the '80s
- Concertina
- Strange Little GIrl
- A Sorta Fairytale
- Taxi Ride
- Strange
- Don't Make Me Come to Vegas
- Mary
- Angels
- Sleeps with Butterflies
- Sweet the Sting
- Cars and Guitars
- Big Wheel
- Bouncing off Clouds
- Almost Rosey



- Elements
- Chie No Mi
- Itoshigo Yo
- Lost Butterfly

- Akai Rousoke
- Boku No Uchuu, Kimi No Umi
- Bokura No Honou
- Heart Dance

Water Forest

- Pavane
- Suzaku No Sora
- Oar
- Hoshi No Tamashii
- Sanctuary
- Yurugi Nai Utsukushii Mono
- Genwaku No Kaze
- Shine
- Michiru Mori
- Shiki

Promised Land

- Hallelujah
- Neo
- Arabesque

- Cynathia
- Traumereri
- Giselle
- Nagareboshi
- Merry
- Gola
- Tsuki Senicha
- Maururu Roa

- Dancing Meme
- Tone
- Rira Ga Chittemo
- Primary
- Signal
- Scarlet
- Selenite

- Heath No Rakuen
- Aoi Bara
- Chou No Mori
- Cobalt No Hoshi

Kazuo Umezu
- Bokura no Hakoniwa


- Abintra
- Reirei Tenohira
- Hoshi Ni Hana, Haiiro No Ame
- Mizu Keshiki Hoshi Moyou
- Negai No Todoku Hi
- Spinel
- Time Traveler
- Parade
- Hohoemi No Maria
- Magnolia No Joukei


GPLM - Songs I Have Found~

"My Pace" (マイペース?) by SunSet Swish

"Hanabi" by Ikimonogakari

"Rolling Star" by Yui

"Chu-Bura" by Kelun"Sky Chord" by Tsuji Shion

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

Marlene On The Wall

I Want You To Want Me

Roc Ya Body,

Don't stand so close to me,

Down to the River to Pray,

Serj Tankian - Empty Walls,

Car Wash

Naichau Kamo (Morning Musume)

I Hate Everything About You

Let the River Run (Carly Simon)

Sinner Man (Nina Simone)

Flow (Sade)

Dirty Little Secret, (All American Rejects)

All Summer Long (Kid Rock)

Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)

Family Portrait (Pink)

Rule the World (Take That)

Hallelujah (Rufus Wainwright)

All Rise (Blue)

Rise Against (Give It All)

Life (YUI)


I hate everything about you (Three Days Grace)

Memoirs of a Geisha (Becoming a Geisha) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (A New Name....A New Destiny) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (Findng Satsu) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (As the Water...) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (Confluence) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (The Rooftops of The Hanamachi) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (The Chairman's Waltz) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (Chiyo's Prayer) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (Going to School) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (Doctor Crab's Prize) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (The Journey to the Hanamachi) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (Brush on Silk) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (A Dream Discarded) - John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha (The Garden Meeting) - John Williams

Behind These Hazel Eyes - Kelly Clarkson

Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)

Orange Range (Asterisk*)

Breaking the Habit (Linkin Park)

Given Up (Linkin Park)

Leave Out All The Rest (Linkin Park)

Shadow of the Day (Linkin Park)

In the End (Linkin Park)

One Step Closer (Linkin Park)

Papercut (Linkin Park)

Crawling (Linkin Park)

Points of Authority (Linkin Park)

04 - Tidus Theme (Nobuo Uematsu)

Walking out of Stride (Badly Drawn Boy)

Faint (Linkin Park)

99 Luftballoons (Nena)

Over my Head [Cable Car](The Fray)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Maps)

Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)

No Such Thing (John Mayer)

Lovefool (The Cardigans)

Somewhere I Belong (Linkin Park)

U Make Me Wanna (Blue)

Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)

Bleed it Out (Linkin Park)

What I've Done (Linkin Park)

Dirt off your Shoulder (Linkin Park)

From the Inside (Linkin Park)

Lying from You  (Linkin Park)

Enth E Nd (Linkin Park)

Here I Am (Bryan Adams)

Sound the Bugle Now (Bryan Adams)

Get off My Back (Bryan Adams)

God (Tori Amos)

Just like a Pill (Pink)

Sober (Pink)

Scarlet (RURUTIA)

Hallelujah (RURUTIA)

Venus, The Bringer of Peace (Levine Gustav Holst)

Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity (Levine Gustav Holst)

Mars, The Bringer of War (Levine Gustav Holst)

Toroi Meria (RURUTIA)

Itoshigo Yo (RURUTIA)

Dancing Meme (RURUTIA)

Lost Butterfly (RURUTIA)

Chou No Mori (RURUTIA)

Signal (RURUTIA)

Arabesque (RURUTIA)


Abintra (RURUTIA)

Giselle (RURUTIA)

Selenite (RURUTIA)


Scarlet (RURUTIA)

Hallelujah (RURUTIA)