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28 November 2008 @ 11:23 pm
Long live the Julie-pyon  
Today Julie has...

- mailed six packages totaling over 13,000 yen in shipping and easily three times that much in merchandise
- worked toward helping three people get into fanclubs

...and would have saved a friend from a fanclub-related disaster if another friend hadn't been quicker. ;P

Lately I've started to worry that I no longer know what to do with myself when I'm not helping other people. I don't really resent being "Julie-pyon Shop" and running errands for my friends; I've actually begun to feel somewhat off now that my list of things to do for others is so much shorter. I think doing service has become part of my personal identity.

I know this is really bizarre logic, but a part of me believes that aiding everyone in their not-in-Japan-ness is the "atonement" for my being-in-Japan-ness.

...If that makes any sense.

Bah. I don't know what I'm trying to say, and I usually try to avoid too much self-analysis in my fandom journal.

If I had written this post eight hours ago, it would have been a love letter to my post office lady. She always smiles at me when I bring in an armload of packages, and only in Japan would postal workers thank you and give you candy and free chopsticks for patronizing their establishment. <3

Anyway. Now to take some "me" time, lie down and watch something. The question simply becomes what...
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kalen9 on November 28th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm glad it makes you feel useful - I definitely know the feeling ^_^ - but maybe you need some other time-killers? English-language DVD box sets? ^_^;

Anyway, thank you as ever. <3
jess_in_japan: baby tyrian dancejess_in_japan on November 28th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for doing all this for us! <333

If it'd make you feel better (and even if it doesn't -_-;;;), I may be asking for fan club help (wire transfer) in the not too distant future. <333

宜しくお願いします!

Why do I have the feeling that a Julie-pyon shop would always thank its customers by saying, まいどおきに! I mean, I want to say that to you... but it's usually the shopkeep's line.

I miss kansai-ben.... (and whoa sorry, this comment is so random)
Becca: Kiriyan muffin_song on November 29th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
I know this is really bizarre logic, but a part of me believes that aiding everyone in their not-in-Japan-ness is the "atonement" for my being-in-Japan-ness.

I certainly appreciate how much you have helped both myself and other people, but you shouldn't feel guilty that you have reached your dream of living in Japan. You've had to work hard for it and I for one am very, very happy for you.

Anyway. Now to take some "me" time, lie down and watch something. The question simply becomes what...

I recommend the A/L raku. It's filled to the brim with Hacchan love.
Toni D: [Dollie] Sethtonihime on November 30th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
I know this is really bizarre logic, but a part of me believes that aiding everyone in their not-in-Japan-ness is the "atonement" for my being-in-Japan-ness.

If you don't care that I have no money to pay you back with... you can make a trek to the Volks store and buy me shiny dollie things...

Just trying to help fill your emptiness. X3