Tonight I attended a workshop held by the Wai Taiko drumming group. It was incredibly fun! And quite rewarding too, first being amazed as the group members played a difficult-looking song and then by the end of the class being able to play it ourselves (of course, they weren't actually hard songs at all, just looked that way to us beginners...) Anyway, I really wish that it was a club that could just be joined, because I'd love to do it on a regular basis, but it looks like all I can do is attend all their public workshops. So that's what I'll do :)
Also, a meme I stole about a week ago and have finally got around to answering: Comment with "Ludwig the Unicorn". I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better. Update your journal with the answers to the questions. Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.
My questions were from crsg 1. What was your most cherished possession when you were a child?
My stuffed rabbit, Bah (I don't even know where that name came from...) Well, he's still pretty cherished now, too :) 2. If you could go back in time and change any one thing you said/did/didn't say/didn't do, what would that be and why?
I regret a lot of things, mostly of the 'didn't do' variety. But if I had to pick one... I wish I'd gone on a student exchange to Japan in high school, rather than deciding that the 2 week trip with my class was enough. I tried to remedy this with my semester at Kansai Gaidai in 2009, but it just wasn't really the same, since I was surrounded by other english-speaking exchange students. I think my path after high school would have been a lot clearer if I'd done this. 3. Do you believe in the supernatural (i.e. ghosts, spirits, fortune telling, etc.)?
I kind of want
to believe, but I can't make myself. 4. Very generally speaking, are you okay with who you are as a person right now?
I think I'm usually okay with who I am, though there are a lot of things I'd change if I could. I'm probably more dissatisfied with the circumstances of my life and what I'm doing, rather than with myself as a person. Though I do wish I could be a little less shy and more decisive. 5. What/who do you look to when you're seeking inspiration for something?
It depends what I'm looking for inspiration for, but usually I'd head towards something natural and beautiful. For instance, whenever I have something important to write (job application, scholarship essay etc) I go sit in the Hamilton Gardens' Japanese garden and feel the peaceful atmosphere while I write (well, until a family with screaming kids or a busload of tourists comes by...)
Anyway, tomorrow I'm off to Auckland with my sister to see some comedy shows, since she's hugely into these things. So if you ask for questions for this meme it'll be a few days before I can give you any, sorry!
And with that, I'd better go pack and get some sleep so I can drive safely tomorrow :)