July/August 1998 - email4
From: Gary Ploski
To: Kaz Shibata
Yes indeed it gets laughs over here as well. THe family here loves the "ehhhhhh's". Laughin at me big time. I went to a YOHAN today and had fun lookin at all the JPNese stuff. Felt like I was back in JPN. A good feeling. It'll be a slow let down from the JPN thing> I'm kinda, scratch that, very glad I stopped here on my way to CT. It's a break in between the two cultures. JPN is in cali, but not in CT. While Cali is in CT, but not in JPN. I guess it's the time needed to re-adjust.
I've already read some signs improperly. I read a sign "Here Stop" vs. "Stop Here". I had to laugh at myself. I then reaized what I was doing and began to do it for fun. "Ahead Stop" I've said numerous times. Kinda fun screwin up the stuff when I know I'm doin it. I can laugh at it and feel better about the problems I know I'm gonna encounter in the near future.
Kazi, this place is wild. I went to Little Tokyo and felt like I was in JPN. DUDE! There were lots-a women... good lookin women... that spoke ENG. Kinda neat. It was clean, I bought some RAMENE and some CALPIS WATER for the fam to try out. It was about $5!!!! for the 1.5 liter. Yikes! It's not about 2am July 26 and I'm beat. I've got to be up for a 6:30 departure tomorrow. Looks like I'm goin to Catalina Isl. I've no clue what it is, other than it being an island, but I'm goin to get burnt. It should be interesting. I'll keep ya informed.
By the way... One last time, Thanks so much for coming to the airport, please pass this on to Hama... try out his email on his phone. I will truly miss our talks, but I know that they'll be upon us again sometime soon. I'm not worried about you in the way that I think I won't see you again... because time will go by so fast that when we see each other again it'll rock like usual. Kick it to the beat boy. Have a crazy day. ciao cito
July/August 1998 - email3
From: Gary Ploski
Subject: Re: a few minutes to myself
Tha same goes here. Time has been movin' fasssssst over here. It's not the morning of my last full day. Kinda strange, but fulfilling just the same. Lots has been happenin' over here. I've been out with looooooots of ppl and done lots of stuff. I'm tired, but ureshii : )
Thanks for the b-day email. I'm not online all that often at the present. The maximum length of time I've spent on-line has been 4 minutes because someone sent me some pixs. Little bits of my crazy happenings. It's been wild. I need some time to get a handle on it. Thanks for the email though. Lateness regarding me b-day is something I really don't mind. If someone tells me during the month of July I'm happy. So, mucho gracias.
I still have an email waiting on the wings. No worries. I won't be back for a little more than a week, so I'll send you the date along with that email. : ) No worries on this side of the ball. Things are gonna be strange and I can't tell you how I'll be when I see you, but we definitely need to see each other. Such is the way with certain things.
GLad to hear that your dad had time to see you during his trip. I've not IM'd with anyone in a whillllle. Last time I was online was 7/5. That'll change soon enough though. And maybe I'll catch you and lots of other people online. Who knows? boku nai. With that, cleaning calls. I've got to clean the apt. Yikes! It's a mess. have a crazy day. ciao cito
July/August 1998 - email2
sayonara no speech no kawari ni kono shi o tsukurimashita
ippon no ki --- jibun jishin tomo iubeki ki
mukashi boku wa chishiki to iu na no hitosuji no hikari o sagashiteita
mainichi atarashi basho o, taemanaku ugoku, tsune ni boku kara kakureteiru hikari o motomete.
yagate boku wa jibun no kokoro o hiraki atarashii michi o mitsuke otona ni natta.
22nen tatte ima, boku wa hontou ni kawatta.
nakushita mono o yobi okosu... demo sorera wa boku no naka ni nanikashirano katachi de nokotte iromono kamo shirenai.
toki ga tatsu bodo ookiku,tsuyoku!
soda, kako to yobu samazamana dekikoto wa boku no kokoro no torunku kara kitto zutto nakunaru koto wa nai.
ima boku ga motomete iro saranaru hikari ---- bouken, atarashii koto e no chyousen wa arayuru tokoro ni korogatteiru. iku.
mainichi omoide toiu na no eda wa buete.
sorera o mireba takusan no koto ga mietekuru.
mazu me ni ukabuno wa me, sore wa tomodachi.
karera wa boku ni egao to iu na no tsubomi o tsukesasetekureru.
boku no arayuru bubun ni tsubomi ga tsuku.
douka kore kara mo hana o sakasete hoshii.
boku no tomodachi.
minasan, boku no ki no me to natte kureta koto, hontou ni arigatou.
minasan, ichinen arigatou gozaimashita. eigo no jyugyoo wa tanoshkute omoshirokata desu. 2002 ni nippon no world cup e minikimasu. sono toki ni aimasho. kore kara mo ganbattekudasi. ciao
July/August 1998 - email1
The tree, or as I call it -- me
It began years ago... I was looking for light, or as I call it -- knowledge. Though, everyday, I had to look somewhere new for the light. It was moving, almost hiding from me. That got me to open my mind and to look in new directions. Because of that, I've grown, or as I call it -- learned.
Now, 22 years later, I don't recognize myself. I recall watching parts of me falling off... It feels that those parts have stayed with me, though in a different way. For as time went by I felt bigger, stronger! Those parts never left me, they simply became a part of my trunk, or as I call it -- my past.
Well, what's done is done.
What I'm doing now is looking for more light, or as I call it -- exploring or trying new things. This new light is everywhere! My branches, or as I call them -- memories, are becoming more and more abundant everyday.
When I look at my branches I see many things. But the first thing I see is all of my buds, or as I call them -- friends. That makes me bloom, or as I call it -- smile. So lucky I am to have each and every branch and bud as a part of me, that I can hardly keep from blooming. I hope that they can bloom forever.
So, to you, the reader, the listener, or as I call you -- friend, thank you for being a bud on the tree, or as I call it -- me.
Dedicated to you, my friend.
Humbly submitted by Gary Ploski July 3, 1998
July 1998 & Aug 1998
What can happen in a month? I don't know.... if I knew I'd have to told you last month... geesh always so impatient. Shhhhhhoooooouuuuulllllldddddd iiiiiiiii wwwwwwaaaaaaaallllllllllkkkkk tttttoooooo tttthhhhhheeeee ssssttttttooooorrrrreeeee wwwwiiiiiitttttthhhhhh yyyyyooooouuuu??? They have the speed serum you want. ew it's a duzy! Come on baby light my fire! Yickes!
Below you will find a link to various emails with the happenings during the month of July98. Enjoy.....
|1 Email - eigo de sayonara no spichi desu.||2 Email - nihongo de sayonara no spichi desu.|
|3 Email- Who is this email written to????? Bikurishita!||4 Email - Some info about CA. WOOOOOW I got fried on the beach with Homie-T!Worst sunburn EVER!!! Never doin that again. Stuck on the floor cause Icouldn't move without PAIN!|