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[Ongoing RP log] Happy Hour [31 Oct 2005|04:38pm]
What: Happy hour log, ongoing.
Who: Ohtori Choutarou, Atobe Keigo, Oshitari Yuushi, Kamio Akira, Saeki Kojirou, Yagyuu Hiroshi, Niou Masaharu, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Tezuka Kunimitsu
When: September 9th
Details: See this post

Anyone else wanna join in? Feel free! ^___^ ♥ ♥ *loves*

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au de onion [29 Oct 2005|11:26pm]
[Backdated: follows soon after this log]

There's nothing like the smell of burnt onions. Like any fine au de cologne, the scent lingers in your clothing and its subtle flavor can be detected with the toss of the hair. I'll have to thank Yuushi for that.

Despite the fiasco of the neglected onions (caramelized beyond recognition), the cooking resumed once more with satisfactory results, with only a tarnished wok bearing the worst of it. That is almost twice in one week I've ventured in to realms unknown. I am sure that a certain unnamed tennis prodigy is quite satisfied with himself at the moment. Congratulations.

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Meme [10 Oct 2005|01:57pm]
Anything for you.

Reply with your name, and...

1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I'll pick a flavor of jello to wrestle with you in.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal. Yes, you have to!
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Preparations [29 Jun 2005|08:04am]
[Backdated to: June 24]

As I'm packing the last of my things for training camp, I find myself recalling those years back in junior high when Invitationals camp took place every summer. I still remember the year I finally perfected my Rondo Toward Destruction. And the year after that, when I first used my new serve in a match. The look on Sanada's face still makes me smirk.. Will this camping experience prove to be as fruitful?

I certainly have an interesting rooming situation. *chuckles* Duty and team lists were released yesterday. I am looking forward to seeing some more of Fuji, as we hardly see one another during practice at Toudai. ...That is all I have to say on that subject.

My coach at the training camp is someone by the name of Suwabe Junichi. I had heard of his reputation before, and am eager to see his work in application. Why does his picture look oddly familiar?

I should finish packing.

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To thine own self be true [16 Jun 2005|08:14am]
[Backdated to: June 2]

I forget sometimes how fulfilling Shakespeare can be when seeing it in production, as opposed to reading it on the page. Certainly Shakespeare can be appreciated in great depths either way, but the actual acting out of the powerful messages has no other parallel. This particular production was quite stunning. And never have I ever seen such a convincing display of Hamlet's more...obsessive tendencies for his mother. *smirks*

Tezuka, thank you again for a most intriguing engagement. I'm looking forward to our next "battle of the wits."

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A Temporary Matter [12 Jun 2005|01:43pm]
I picked up a book from the bookstore the other day upon the recommendation of my ex-girlfriend. It's a collection of short stories called The Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri. It won the Pulitzer Prize a few years ago, and I must admit that it is quite good. She writes with such insight, and when reading the story, you get a glimpse into one part of someone's soul.

I get the feeling Hitomi wanted me to read the first story in particular, entitled "A Temporary Matter." It's a story about a married couple on the outs, who can only communicate with each other on those nights when the electricity cuts out, and there's nothing else to do but sit across from each other in the dark silence. Somehow, it makes sense. Only when there are no other distractions can one finally come face to face with the raw emotions that generally stay hidden.

On to less introspective matters...

Oishi and I have been meeting to discuss plans for our team this year. I'm looking forward to working with a second in command, and he seems to be rather eager. The team structure we still need to discuss more fully. I think it should be rather interesting.

My speech went rather well at the reception last weekend, in my opinion. I bumped into some familar faces, though some reunions were more amusing than others. I think events such as these always offer an intriguing view on the social skills people have (or sometimes lack thereof). I believe that in order to make it as a professional player, you need talents both on and off the court.

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A few twilight thoughts [30 May 2005|02:41am]
The opening reception draws near. I must take some time from my tennis schedule and school work to think more upon what I shall speak of at the event. Though I think I have a good idea.

This past week has been quite intriguing to say the least. I have been able to reconnect with several former teammates from Hyoutei, and it certainly brings back some fond memories.

It is quite late already, and I haven't much else to add at the moment. I must leave for the market soon, if I am to catch the wine shop before it closes. I promised to get the drinks to go with our dinner tonight, and yet it escapes me at the moment, what was planned for the menu. Shall I get the white or red? Perhaps a few bottles of both.

Yuushi, if you are reading this, I hope you do not mind. What do you think of a Saint-Julien Bordeaux...say...1989 for the red? And a light Pinot Blanc for the white?

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Moment of Truth [26 May 2005|12:03am]
Every situation, every moment -- is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


And so it has begun...my third year of college. I look back sometimes and wonder whether everything up until this point was only practice; whether the true test begins today, or perhaps tomorrow. But I know that is not how I have planned my life. Events in retrospect may seem transparent, yet those moments could not have been so lucid at the time I experienced them.

I digress. More on point, at least from what I began with. College thus far has been exactly as planned, and very much the type of experience one might expect. The school aspect is not the issue, so much as my lifestyle situation. I'll have to say that moving out of my house and getting a flat in the city with Yuushi was the best decision I've ever made. There's a certain peace of mind that comes with doing one's own grocery shopping, or driving oneself rather than be chauffered every place. I do miss the meals my chef used to cook, however. Though Yuushi has proved to be a surprisingly excellent cook himself.

2005 Prince Invitational. Of course it's a given that they should ask me to speak on behalf of the athletes for the opening gala. Though I hear they may ask someone else to speak, as well. I'll have to think up of something rather inspiring to say... that shouldn't be too difficult. Heh....

I'm looking forward to seeing old classmates and rivals at the event. It should be most amusing, if anything.
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