Saturday, January 02, 2010
NY Resolutions and Shit
There it is, the last sunset of the decade. Of course, my window is facing South East, so the sunset is a reflection off the Tokyo Dome Hotel (I think). It was a good year. I did a lot of shit.
Maybe the raddest thing of the year was this Christmas present I randomly got at a gift exchange.
A fucking vegetable lasagne MRE. Holy shit! Me, and the guy who bought it obviously, were the only people at the party who knew what it was. There was also a tiny bottle of Jagger along with it. I wish I remember the guy who did that, cause he is the best gift giver ever. I gave a bottle of Suntory whiskey to the gift exchange. Speaking of booze...
My New Years resolutions!
#1 on the list is simple. Drink more. Out at bars, at home watching anime porn, on the street after eating another bowl of ramen. That's it. Drink and see what happens. Keep it simple sucka.
#2 is a bit more of an endeavor. My Japanese reading ability is to the point where I need to start.... reading. Everyone says to read manga, Japanese comic books. "Start with kids manga," they say. "Doremon," they say. Well, I have no desire to read about god damned Doremon and his stupid doko demo do-a. Japanese manga spans all genres, from sci-fi to erotic boys love aimed at girls to real life true stories about samurais and other cool historical things. But, I've never actually read a manga. Never.
So, my off the wall New Years resolution is that I will only read Japanese manga for the next 12 months. No literature in book form of any kind. Nuthin but manga.
So the obvious follow up question, which manga will I start with? Not Doremon or Pokemon! A JHS student of mine suggested a samurai story based during the Meiji era. Other people suggested other things. My buddy Nate said to start with Crayon Shinchan, cause that's for kids but hella funny regardless. I was thinking of The Drifting Classroom, by Umezu, because he is totally awesome and it's been dubbed "horror" manga. The point is that I want to get hooked, right off the starting line.
Any suggestions? For those in the know, I'd really prefer if I can find manga with furigana.
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