"If you're frightened of dying, and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. If you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the Earth."
-from "Jacob's Ladder"-
First post in 2008, yay! I hope everybody had nice holidays. Mine were a bit boring, but still nice.
Shortly before New Year I got my first ever letter from the US from my online friend! It's so awesome. The letter was from Etherpendant, our beloved mushie-guildmaster in MapleStory. This was her Christmas present to the Jr. Masters of "Divinity". ^^ I was the only one of them living on the other side of the planet, so I was worrying about letter's safety. But it took only two weeks for it to arrive here. I took some pictures of the letter, so you could see its cuteness. ^^'
Front. Look, it's me! ^__^
Back. With big meaningful words.
Thank you, Ether. xD Actually, this is the best part of the envelope for me, as I adore soft stickers since secondary school or something, and the ones with Domo-kun I don't even expect to find here. So this qualifies like an extra present. ^^
I totally adore this scotch tape. And so does my friend. It's so cute. xD
A miniature dwarf with even more miniature mushroom.
I didn't have the time restriction to open the letter, but I kept myself from opening it until New Year. ^^
The envelope had this letter inside.
This is Ether there! ^__^ Does anyone seriously think she's horrible at writing cards?
The letter made me feel bad for not getting on Maple, especially this part... T__T I'm sorry.
The present itself. Maple iTCG Booster Pack! Sure, I can't use it here the way it's meant to be used, but everything Maple is a rarity here, so it's still really cool. ^__^
The cards from behind. Kawaiiness!
I wish people here played this. It's so cute! ^o^
I never thought that the first online friend to ever send me something would be you, thank you so very much again, Ether! ♥ Your present made me seriously ecstatic. xDv
A few days ago I had a very unexpected visitor. It was around 3 AM, I was sitting at my computer. Suddenly with my peripheral vision I saw something moving very fast. I turned my head, but nothing was there. It freaked me out a lot. But then I saw who it was. A mouse! o.o I have no idea how did it get here, to the freaking fifth floor. It was tiny and scared. Good thing it wasn't a rat, since I hate rats. They're huge, ugly, evil and spread diseases. Ironically, as I'm a Rat according to Chinese calendar. Mice are cute though. ^^; So anyway, the little mouse hid beneath the armchair and peeked from under it. And I managed to take a picture of it and not scare it away:
Having a mouse in my room was pretty freaky, but it's so tiny and cute!
So, a bit later it got freaked out and ran away somewhere, supposedly to where it came from. Haven't seen it since. But everybody agree that this was a good sign - a mouse visiting us right before the year of a Rat (according to Chinese calendar, this year starts February 7th). So yay, I really hope luck is on my side this year! ^o^
What else happened in my life... I watched "Jacob's Ladder" at last. The movie that inspired the developers of "Silent Hill". Great movie, very deep and thought-provoking. Probably in the list of my favourite movies now.
Got faster Internet thanks to the Christmas present in the form of price drop of my ISP. I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep it, but so far I'm having lots of fun with it.
I think I'm gonna buy a new acoustic guitar, since this one too worn out, and I don't have money to get an electric one with all the gadgets coming with it. As an alternative, I can get more RAM for my PC, I don't know what I want more. Both would've been nice, but I can't afford it at the moment...
I wanted to talk about something else, but I forgot about what. xD