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Tue, Sep. 23rd, 2008, 11:36 pm
Outta Hospita again! (^_^)v 기쁘다

So I was hospitalized again, for back pain, mild despair, mania and mild paranoia this time, but I got out of there yesterday very genkily. There were two more events yesterday. Our family had a dinner party with a neighbor woman Chang Mingyong whom I befriended in my church and her 2.5-year-old son Yohan (John in English). We had tons of fun with them! Mingyong speaks fluent Japanese (she has been in Japan for 6.5 years, 3 years in Tokyo and 3.5 years in Kyushu. She is from Seoul.), except that she has a hard time pronouncing TSU (つ). When she say 作る, she says ちゅくる. Anyway, we ate Korean yakiniku called Pulgogi, and we served to them chirashi-sushi and omelet. We played with Yohan for a long time. He was particularly interested in our cat Miru and the toys we brought from our storage. He also drew a picture with crayons (I drew with crayons a lot myself when I was in hospital.)

And yesterday was my sister Megumi's birthday too! We sang happy-birthday song, Yohan and Mingyong in Korean. It went like "Lam Sam Ha Hamnida.." I said ごちそうさま in Korean ("Chalmogo sumnida."), which I had studied before. I gave a picture I drew to my sister as a birthday present.

Today, my grandma's family (grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunt and cousin) came over to our house! My grandpa had been depressed for several months but he seemed to feel a lot better now. My free-spirited cousin gave a small bag with a green ♡ symbol to my sister. My uncle and aunt had bought a new Honda. It's got a DVD player screen hanging from the ceiling and internet-connected GPS navigation. Can't be any cooler.

So life's been very fulfilling to me.

Wed, Sep. 24th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
amanda_in_japan

Glad you're feeling better. I have to say though that being hospitalized for mild despair sounds very strange in English. How do you say mild despair in Japanese? 小絶望?

-Amanda

Wed, Sep. 24th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
turbolaserguy

Actually, I didn't get hospitalized FOR despair. I was hospitalized AND was desperate. The hospitalization was voluntary in fact. I was suffering from mental chaos, mainly coming from my mother's death. Speaking of translation, I'd say mild despair translates into 「それほどはひどくない絶望」。

Wed, Sep. 24th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
turbolaserguy

So I hospitalized myself, technically.

Wed, Sep. 24th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
amanda_in_japan

Aah, 分かった。

I think I might be starting to figure out mixi. Maybe. o.O 使いにくいんですよ。 o.O

-Amanda

Wed, Sep. 24th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
turbolaserguy

あ、ほんと? 使いにくい? 僕は逆にMySpaceが使いにくいと感じる。文化的な壁か、相性の問題かな。