I’m lazy again. But, that’s okay, because 秀俊弟 is sitting right beside me! That’s right, my bro is in town, and it’s all good! w00t!
It was pretty funny, I was expecting him to arrive later on in the evening on Friday. But, at around 5:30 PM, he just showed up! Whoa, d00d! It also sucked, because I had to work until 11:00 PM. At least business slowed down by 10:30 PM. We grabbed James’ requested supper after work and went to drop it off to him while making a quick visit. We also stopped by Petro Canada to check if Phil was working – yep. What a f00g.
Heh …well, I’ve been getting my thinking gears going about the まんが, and I still don’t have a title for it!! YAAAAARRRRGH!!! However, I do know it will be a one word title. I want a word that will make an impact on what the まんが means, especially after one finishes reading it. I’ve also been going through my Visual Basic 6 and Visual C++ 6 books. I plan to make this manga into a game. I’ve also been trying to get all the leftover manga sheets for the now defunct HIOS Life as quick storyboards. Instead of writing a storyline in Script-3 Format like I usually do, I’ve decided to do a storyboard instead, mostly because I’m a picky writer and I pretty much edit my work until it’s at a publishing level. I don’t have time for that either, and I’m sure that you readers would rather see the first page before the end of the year. ^_^
I got sick again. I got a real problem with my stomach. I usually have a strong stomach, but I’m really susceptible to gas and nausea. It also doesn’t help that I have a fear of vomiting. Last night at work, I got really sick and felt really nauseous, and I even almost threw up too. However, my mom and aunt suggested that I do something that I haven’t done in a long time – pray the Daimoku chant. The Daimoku chant – なみょほれんげきょ (Na Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo) – lets you pray to Gohonzon. It’s a lot to explain here, but you can visit the Nichiren Shoshu America website to read up further. The site is huge, so I suggest reading a bit at a time, and if you’re interested in taking up the Buddhist faith, good for you! Anyway, I chanted for nearly 15 minutes or so, but I can’t be sure because I lost myself in the prayer. I prayed for Gohonzon to give me strength to overcome my sickness – without vomiting, of course. During prayer, I felt a very undescribable feeling throughout my body. My heart felt like it was being lifted somehow, and that if I wanted it, I could have flown. It only lasted a split second, though, and slowly, I started to feel better. It was amazing, and truly a miracle to have made such a sudden change. I have to admit that I had been lax in practicing the Buddhist faith, but my aunt hopes to change that by guiding me. As a beginner, I am very interested in keeping my practice since it would help me gain more confidence for my future plans. There are a lot of bad points about myself that I wish to change, and I hope to achieve that through this faith. I don’t want to impose this religion on anybody, but it definitely is worth a look to those who have either lost faith in their own religion due to politics, or those who have no faith at all. Anyway, my mom and aunt are really happy that I’ve finally decided to turn back to Buddhism.
Well, that’s pretty much the gist of my week. Hopefully, I’ll see my new computer upgrade by tonight or tomorrow. じゃね！
PED XING? Those crazy Americans!