Random…and VOCALOID2 FOR THE WIN!

Today is what I could, and would call a usual day.  My workload is alright.  I only have Mandarin 9 homework.  It’s not really that hard to do though.  All I have to do is copy out Chinese characters over and over again, which I have done so much of before.  I can thank learning Cantonese for that.  Speaking of Cantonese, I am resuming Chinese school tomorrow.  I look forward to that, and I am not being sarcastic.

Anyways, the reason I am blogging right now is basically to kill time and to see this in a few years.  Yes, I do look back at all my blog posts.  I plan on making blog posts more frequently from now on, maybe once or twice per week.

Today, I was woken up by my alarm clock at 7:20AM, playing songs by my favourite artist at the moment, which was, and still is Kagamine Rin and Len (鏡音リン・レン).

For those who don’t know who they are, they are virtual singers that can sing anything in Japanese…perfectly.  They will never get a note wrong, or sound even off pitch.  Songs are created using a program called VOCALOID2.  This program is purchased and can be written by anyone who has knowledge of Japanese.  Since I am currently learning Mandarin, I can’t really understand this program, but I’ve played around with it as there was a hack that enabled others to read it in English.  Anyways, this means that there are unlimited number of songs that can be written, or rather, composed.  Kagamine Rin and Len (鏡音リン・レン) are in the series of VOCALOID2, and are the second ones.  The first one that came out for this series was Hatsune Miku (初音ミク).  I like her, too.  There are other singers in the VOCALOID2 series, but I like these two the best.  Songs that I recommend listening to are:

  • “Light Song” by “Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)” in album “Re:package”.
  • “Packaged” by “Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)” in album “Re:package”.
  • “Meltdown” by “Kagamine Rin (鏡音リン)” in unknown album.
  • “magnet” by “Kagamine Rin and Len (鏡音リン・レン)” in unknown album.
  • “ジェミニ” or English title “Gemini” by “Kagamine Rin and Len (鏡音リン・レン)” in unknown album.

Of course, there are too many other songs to name.  Theses are just some I like to listen to.  As I said before, there are unlimited possibilities to making songs by these virtual singers.  You can find these songs using Google or YouTube.  Now, back to my day.

I woke up at 7:20AM, ate breakfast, and was driven to school by my dad.  I arrived at school at 8:15AM, just 15 minutes before my first class.  My first class was Mandarin 9.  I have homework, as stated above.  Next block was IB Science 9.  I felt like I did absolutely nothing in class.  I sat beside a jackass.  I’m sure my older self, in a couple of years will know what I’m talking about.  For the first 20 minutes of class, our S.O.A.R. leaders (and I forget what that acronym stands for, but I know it is about leadership) came in and just made us play a game.  I found it kind of funny and retarded playing a game in class.  I believe I have learned very little in this class, and this doesn’t just come from me.  My other friends that are taking IB Socials 9 and IB English 9 all say that that is an easy class.  My korean friend, Jenny Kim, states that she “will not learn anything” and will “fail the final exam” for IB Science 9.  At the moment, I frankly agree with her.  I feel the exact same as her, but yet my parents tell me it’s okay, and my parents tell me that we don’t learn that much in Science 9.  Anyways, I had band in block 3 (AKA lunch).  We sight read some songs.  One notable thing that I accomplished in band was that I was the last person still able to produce an audible note with an instrument.  I felt pretty good about that.  For those who don’t know what instrument I play, I play the Alto Saxophone.  Moving on to my fourth block, I had Photography 9.  I had to hand in an assignment with 3 photos that were taken using Timer Priority.  The effect that needed to be demonstrated was to make the subject blurred and the background clear, to make the subject and background clear, and to make the subject clear and the background blurred.  I somewhat achieved it.  To be honest, this was actually quite difficult to get right.  Anyways, I had an Information Technology Quiz next block, which I felt I aced.  For the rest of class, we worked on formatting a Microsoft Word document, in a form of a music project.  I am almost finished the project.  When class ended, I rushed off to my locker and ran to the bus stop.  I managed to catch the bus, and ended up being home at around 3:40PM, which I find is still quite early, based on the location of my school.

That was my day today.  I might go outside and play frisbee or something with my friends later on in the evening, although daylight is getting shorter and shorter everyday.  That’s all I have to talk about today.  See you another time!

~Lui

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Injabie3
A random person that loves Japanese Pop Culture, specifically Japanese Anime and Music. =D

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