Thursday, May 26, 2011

Konnichiwa bitches redux

I wanted to insert a clip of the scene where they sing happy birthday in Ikiru but alas I could not find one. You'll just have to rent it.

I'm a few days late but yours truly with the green eyes has been assaulting your thoughts now for three years. Three years! I used to look at bloggers with archives going back three years and think, WOW! what beacons of the blogging community! I'm afraid I am no such beacon.

I do want to take this opportunity (god, don't I sound self-important), however, to thank you for reading and sticking with me, whether it has been for a year, months, or even the past week. To be honest, after my most recent extended absence, I felt like I was returning to a bit of a ghost town and explained it away by telling myself that most of you had either been raptured or were fervent animal lovers fleeing the scene of a violent crime. I can't sing for comments but know that I appreciate them all and usually go back and read them over several times like a big fat dork. I know you don't have to comment but you do. Through your comments, I feel like I've gotten to know little snippets about your lives and even commenters who don't link to blogs but comment often, I feel like I know them and will wonder whether they have stopped reading if I don't see anything from them in a while. Lurkers, I got love for you, too.

As I mentioned in my recent post on Loco's blog, never in a million years did I expect people to read this let alone comment and email and encourage! I don't say that with false modesty either: I had never had a blog, didn't comment on others, and basically had no idea what the fuck I was doing. In fact, I think my heart was actually doing what they call "pounding" when I clicked "publish" on my first post (which is terrifyingly embarrassing but I leave it up so you can read it and yell super awk! in your head). It has turned out more speshal than I could have ever hoped for. Tissue please.

So have a piece of cake, or a green eyed cocktail, tell me what I can do better or what you'd like to hear about, and be glad I am going to end this here before I delve into more uncomfortable touchy-feely territory. It's all hating on salarymen and Sound Princesses from here on out!

20 comments:

Corinne said...

I stay for the sound princesses!

I'm horrible at leaving comments lately but am always still reading!

Aroha said...

Hello GEG. Long time lurker, first time commenter here. Congratulations on three years of great blogging!

Fil said...

Hey, I found you via Loco. Congrats on hitting your 3yr mark! This is my 6th year in Japan and I've yet to write much of anything, so def. impressed!

Chris said...

Please drop by my site sometime :)

Private photos discretely mailed directly and kept between us would be really cool!! Kinda liberating for you.

Kinda "Hey..hey manwhore!!...here's your damn erotic photos!! That'll teach ya"!!

I'd have to give some thought and reflect on myself ....while looking at pics of you...I would learn some big lesson or something...maybe? Probably...no definitely!

April said...

Hi, I've been reading your blog for about a year and thought that after this post I HAD to comment. Thanks for taking the time to blog. I look forward to more Sound Princess and salarymen stories!

Lulu said...

I still read (usually through google reader) although don`t comment much- congrats on making it to 3 years! Look forward to reading more from you!

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

You gu-uys! Now I feel like a big attention whore. I didn't mean I want anyone to comment more or de-lurk, just that I appreciate my gentle readers!!

Corinne: Ditto, ditto, I am such a bad commenter, will really try to rectify that.

Aroha: Thanks for reading and de-lurking!

Fil: Thanks for coming by! I've been here for under 6 years but more than 3, so I don't know that I've been writing all that much. If you start a blog, be sure to let me know.

Chris: Allow me to answer in parts.
1) I do read your blog regularly and although it's no excuse, I am just really horrible at commenting. As I said above, I will try to improve on that! :)
2) How did anything in my post translate into "private photo exchange"??? Was it the bit about assaulting your thoughts?! Anyway, thank you for your kind offer, sir, but I am already quite liberated :)
3) Thanks for reading!

April: Thanks for taking the time to read! There is so much out there to do and read, it's an honor that people choose my blog to spend some of their time on.

Lulu: Thanks! You have your hands full so just keep doing what you're doing :)

Generic Jen B said...

Mouah! C'est tout. x

P.S.: keep on doing your thing.

Jeffrey said...

I hope you didn't actually have to go to Dallas to imbibe a GEG for the first time.

I won't gush. You know how I feel about the blog. You definitely have something to justify occupying bandwidth.

Norwego said...

I have been reading your blog for some time now. I love your insights into being a "whitie" in Japan. I would love to read/learn more about what it's like to be a woman whitie in Japan, working in a Japanese office. Do you have any female Japanese friends? Also, more pictures of the things you see and do would be great, for those of us who will probably never get the chance to go to Japan.

BiggerInJapan said...

goddamnit, you even have one guy reading from the lobby of an Oslo hotel. Ms Green-Eye, it better be good!

Rob said...

Thanks for sharing the interesting parts of you life with the internets.

Though, I might lose interest if you don't get around to unplugging all of the sound princesses sometime soon.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your 3rd birthday :-)
I really like your blog and would like to read more from you, what ever it is about. ^^ And I'm a bit worried... in this year you wanted to leave Japan, isn't it? *gets out a tissue* AND WHAT ABOUT US? *whine*

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

Jen: our chats keep me going!!!

Jeffrey: goodness no! I just found it randomly and thought it was funny they had a drink with my name quite literally on it. I might have my favorite bartender mix it up for me this weekend to see how I taste.

Norwego: thanks for reading! I will try to write more about "lonely whitie at work". I don't have many Japanese female friends unfortunately, I haven't found any I really click with (my best J gf did uni overseas so I would say that doesn't "count" even though I have issues saying that). Pics, yes! I will put more up although there are some great photo blogs out there it seems like a waste :)

Bigger: big thanks!!! I'll try to make it worth your international efforts :)

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

Rob: I am taking that threat VERY seriously. Operation Silencer is going forward soon.

Michelle: thank you!!! You have obviously been reading closely :) It's not happening this year now, most likely next.

Mr. Salaryman said...

Ahem... What was that part about the salarymen again? I must have misunderstood something? For the equality of the sexes, I'd like to have sound princesses in the men's room as well!

Kyle said...

I don't know how I found your blog but it was a while back when I first bought my iBook G4 brand new! First time commenter and hey..HI! I love your writing style. It's so vivid. Please continue to give us readers an in-depth look through green eyes on life in Japan.

Maria Kenney said...

I love reading your blog! I never comment though, so I guess that puts me in the "lurker" column as well. Congrats on your third birthday, and keep posting!

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

Salaryman: There is an exclusion clause in there about you. Let me know if you need any help on your SP campaign - kind of like Softbank's iPhone one --> "sound princess for everyone!"

Kyle: Thanks for stopping by to say hi and for your continued patronage!

Maria: No worries, I am the worst lurker out there. Thanks for reading!

M said...

so many readers in canada by the way! all those thinking of traveling to japan are advised about your blog.
keep up the funny posts! :)

<3,
M