HONG KONG WAS A TOTAL BLAST.
Over there they celebrate Christmas LIKE IT'S CHINESE NEW YEAR. Me and my family were out there on Christmas Eve and IT ROCKED SO HARD. THERE WERE STREET PARTIES AND DJs on WIDE-SCREEN TELEVISION and cameras filming the crowd and people having REALLY REALLY GOOD TIME. You CANNOT be in a bad mood or lethargic in that street party, EVER EVER. You go there and you are WHOA I LOVE HONGKONG. I want to celebrate EVERY SINGLE FESTIVAL THERE. Also I find it ironic that I will celebrate CHRISTMAS in Hong Kong and CHINESE NEW YEAR in LONDON. AHAHAHAHAHA.
HONG KONG IS YAOI HEAVEN. Bought KKM DOUJIN THERE!!! KKM DOUJIN!!! IT MADE MY LIFE!! XD AND ALSO A TEMARI MATSUMOTO ARTBOOK with ART I have not seen? TEMARI MATSUMOTO ART I HAVE NOT SEEN? XD XD XD XD XD XD (WOW I DID THAT ALL BY HAAAAND)Bought this all in Sino Centre (I kept pronouncing it SHINOU CENTRE, THANK YOU KKM FOR EATING MY LIFE). Poor Sephiroth-sama had to be subjected to SMS-es that went HONGKONG IS YAOI HEAVEN, WORSHIPS!!! Because SHE told me where to go to find these things, and they were SO GOOD. There was Masara Minase manga in Hong Kong too, IS THERE ANYTHING THEY DON'T HAVE? You go into bookstories and there are SHELVES AND SHELVES of yaoi manga with AN ENTIRE SECTION of floor to wall DEDICATED to them, and you are I DON'T WANNA LEAVE. I WANT TO LIVE IN HONG KONG.
And I bought Roy/Ed and DGRAYMAN Doujin JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE PRETTY AND I DON'T EVEN SHIP THE SERIIIIIIES. I don't even KNOW who all these D-Grey Man people ARE and the doujin was in KOREAN but it was SO SO SO PRETTY?! This Allen guy- did I even get his name right? - looks like Rei Ayanami if she was a guy? - looks REALLY CUTE SOMEHOW. He has the big-eyed wibbly look that makes me go AWWWW and maybe it was no coincidence that in some pictures he reminds me of WOLFRAM. I LOVE WOLFRAM. I was obsessively listening to the Wolfram character singles while in HK and was IF MY BATTERIES DIE I WILL GO INTO WOLFRAM WITHDRAWAL.
AND I BOUGHT. RANDOM STUFF. WHAT DID I BUY. LOTS AND LOTS OF CHINESE MANGA. I found three Temari Matsumoto manga IN CHINESE!! IN CHINESE!!! One of them is titled "MY TEACHER HAS A PROBLEM" and my HOUSEMATE was translating the cover to me. I ALMOST DIED LAUGHING.
IT WAS SO FUN MEETING UP WITH MY HOUSEMATES + FRIENDS in Hong Kong. Heika + A were dragged off yaoi manga shopping with me. G called A while we were at the President Commercial Center (I MISSED firestorm717 SOMETHING SO AWFUL WHEN I WAS THERE? All the PRESIDENT BUILDINGS? Hong Kong is a place I'd really really really want to see with her, and I am HOW CAN I MISS SOMEONE I HAVE NEVER MET? BUT I DO?!) and Heika GLEEFULLY yelled, of me, "SHE'S GOING MAD!" because I was I WILL BUY THIS ENTIRE BUILDING! WATCH ME MAKE GOOD ON MY PROMISE!
AND ALSO I BOUGHT YAOI DOUJINSHI WHILE OUT WITH MY PARENTS HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
THERE WAS KKM MERCHANDISE THERE I DID NOT EVEN KNOW EXISTED... LIKE MEMO PADS AND STUFF, I WAS SO HAPPY even if 40% of them were CONRAD/YUURI DO YOU FEEL MY PAIN, but one of them was one of my FAVOURITE Yuuri and Wolfram pictures so I AM ONE HAPPY YUURI/WOLFRAM FANGIRL!!!! XDDD
Spent Christmas Day IN DISNEYLAND. It was so FUNNY to see everything in CANTONESE. CANTONESE! I know no Cantonese. I am all ... ENGLISH PLEASE? and having to tug at friends + housemates to translate for me. I CAN'T EVEN ASK FOR WATER?! OH FACEPALMS. It was a really, really good day. And I was text-messaging Nii-san (BECAUSE THIS PHONE WAS MADE FOR STALKING!!! :D) and I was I AM IN DISNEYLAND AND ALL OF CHINA IS HERE, and Nii-san was: WHEN YOU SAY DISNEYLAND I THINK KINGDOM HEARTS, so I was SOBS AT NII-SAN, A LOT? XD AND WILL MAKE NII-SAN SPECIAL SPAM POST OF CRAZY LYRICS THAT REMIND ME OF FF-AC BECAUSE BECAUSE BECAUSE. ♥
WE WENT TO CHINA ALSO. SHENZHEN. Immigration there is A BIT CRAZY because they have forms that ask for your physical symptoms of illness, and one of them is PSYCHOSIS. It's FUNNIER in Chinese, because it's down as jing1 shen3 bing4, which I first read as SHEN3 JING1 BING4 (INSANITY) and I laughed SO HARD for the WRONG REASON. And we bought DVDs there and we got Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire and King Kong BAD SUBS. REALLY REALLY REALLY BAD SUBS. We were trying them out today and I COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING FOR THE LIFE OF ME. I think they subbed the WRONG MOVIE FOR KING KONG beccause the subtitles for the scene where the Jack Black character on the boat is, "Did you hear the words? That she spoke. There is no language to the words. When you heard her speak?" AND IT WAS SO WRONG. SO WRONG.
ALSO THERE WAS EVEN PIRATED FFAC but I did not GET IT and now I KICK myself because the day I got it I told Nii-san (WOW THAT CELL PHONE IS GETTING A LOT OF MILEAGE XD), and Nii-san was MAYBE IT HAD BAD SUBS. xD I TOTALLY REACTED to the FFAC DVD being there (it was Nii-san and Sephiroth-sama on the cover!!!), and the salesman thought FFAC HAD SCARED ME, so he said, "Such a ghostly cover! So scary." and then I was LAUGHING INSIDE BUT I HAD TO HIDE IT WHYYYY. XD
Even other than THAT, Hong Kong was GREAT. It has AMAZING scenery - forested hills, deep blue bays, mist (... fine, it's probably smog...), sweeping bridges, a fabulous night skyline - so much more beautiful than I imagined it'd be. And the FOOD - THERE WAS WILD AND CRAZY STUFF on the dining tables I've been at? WHO ON EARTH WOULD WANT TO EAT SEA CUCUMBER INTESTINES? Or goose blood? Or PIGEON? THERE WAS SNAKE SOUP EVEN? MAN IT WAS GOOD. xD ALL OF IT. xD And the street food is GREAT. They have mango EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! Sausages, shakes, MCDONALDS ICE CREAM, CONDENSED MILK... And they LOVE Chestnut over there. I CAN SEE WHY it is so hard for Heika-housemate to want to come back to London, because when you've lived in Hong Kong WHY WOULD YOU EVER WANT TO GO TO LONDON?! XDDDDD
Christmas with the Siblings
My family and I were exchanging Christmas presents on the 22nd, because... drag them all the way to HK and back again?! WE DON'T THINK SO?! And this was how it went:
AE: *wraps presents*
youngest sibling: *pops head in* "Are you done yet?"
AE: "!!!! NO!!! GO AWAY!!!!"
[ some seconds pass ]
sibling: *knock knock*
AE: "I AM STILL WRAPPING PRESENTS!!"
sibling: *opens door and reads out from book he's reading:
"Two lunatics want to escape from the funny farm..."
AE's dad: *knocks and wanders in*
AE: "!!!! I AM WRAPPING PRESENTS!!!"
AE's dad: *wanders back out and BACK IN... with chocolate* "Have one!"
AE: "..." *takes* "!!! It's GOOD chocolate!"
AE's dad: "It's not just good chocolate! It's Godiva!"
sibling: "ARE ~ YOU ~ DONE ~ YET ~"
AE: "...no." *records incident on his Christmas card.
your older sis says GO AWAY~ BAD BOY~
sibling: "Some people need to SLEEP!!"
sibling (again): *knocks* "DONE YET?!"
AE: "ALMOST FINISHED!!!"
(was wrapping last present. HIS PRESENT again. ... he has good timing?)
If I EVER wrote KKM Gwendal, Conrad and Wolfram fic BASED ON the "write what you know" theory... IT WOULD BE SO BAD. Because if their relationship had been ANYTHING like mine and my brothers:
younger brothers = PAIN
Wolfram: *wakes up to find Conrad
Wolfram: "... GET OUT!"
Conrad: XDDDDDDD!!! *jumps on Wolfram* ^_______^
Wolfram: "CONRAD I CAN'T BREATHE... GET OFF..."
Conrad: "Well, I was just trying to make sure you WOKE UP and didn't go BACK TO SLEEP..."
Wolfram: =______= *valiantly struggles to get Conrad off*
... and he TEACHES MY COUSINS TO DO THAT TOO...
so sometimes when they come over to visit I wake up being CRUSHED TO DEATH by THREE people all going "WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP!!! XDDD!!!!" So it would go like:
Wolfram: *successfully throws Conrad off* *goes back to sleep*
Conrad: *GETS GRETA AND BEATRICE TO USE WOLFRAM AS TRAMPOLINE ALSO*
Conrad: "I wonder what Hahahue (Mother) would think if Aniue (Gwendal) was gay."
Wolfram: "Aniue is too straight to be gay."
... "And even if he *was* gay, he'd be NONONONONO I cannot be GAY. I am STRAIGHT. STRAIGHTSTRAIGHTSTRAIGHT..."
Conrad: *BURSTS OUT LAUGHING*
... perhaps not.
And ow for the FF-AC artwork everyone and THEIR KAA-SAN (yes, old joke) has seen.
This Cloud/Reno artwork of wyna_hiros is maybe the BEST THING EVER, because it is FF-AC artwork that is TOTALLY HOT, and LOOK AT THE BACKGROUND, IT IS FUNNY!!! Tseng - TSENG!! is on SOME KIND OF HAPPY CRACK, Rude is SMIRKING in the WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE WAY, Vincent is "WHERE HAS THE RUM GONE?!" and Cid is HOYAY P0RN!!!
Also KAA-SAN SOBS. When you read this I will be WHERE HAS THE INTERNET GONE?! cries. I was out with Nii-san today and I was "CHIBI KADAJ MUST WHINE!!" because CHIBI KADAJ MISSES KAA-SAN. When I was in London, Kaa-san was in Singapore; when I came back to Singapore, Kaa-san went off to Tokyo; and when Kaa-san is back from Tokyo I WILL BE IN HONGKONG. WE WIN AT SYNCHRONISING CONTINENTS TO BE ON?! XD Can't wait til we SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN, Nii-san and I have already decided we will drag you off to SUN AND MOON. There are WORDS ON THE CEILING that Nii-san and I were reading out and being all XD XD XD DDD!!! THAT IS A SEPHIROTH/CLOUD fic! A CHOCOBO FIC!! about, and anyasy was, "How did THAT turn out to be about FF-AC?" and Nii-san and I were, "We've been meaning these lines in an FF-AC way since the beginning?"
I was NEVER into FFAC IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER until I watched the crack subs with Nii-san and Kaa-san, and then I was DIRGE OF CEREBERUS OMG OMG to the both of them. And then now Nii-san and I fandom-feedback off each other, so it is an OBSESSION LOOP MORE CONTAGIOUS THAN GEOSTIGMA.
Also should upload pictures from zoo trip. Chibi Kadaj met Nii-san and Sephiroth-sama and clinquant for a trip to the