Raina

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About Raina

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  • Birthday 11/29/1986

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  • Biography I am what I am because I am
  • Occupation Student at uni & Casual receptionist & Being a hypochondriac and agoraphobic

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  1. Raina added a post in a topic: The evisceration of your name   

    [COLOR=Blue][SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]I'm not sure if I should write something in this thread. ^^' I might just confuse people. ^^" My name is simple yet complicated. (I'm already confusing everyone, aren't I? ^^') I still haven't met anyone who could say my name properly without my help. My name's Asuya. Usually people call me Asya. Which ever's "easy" for them.

    "Asya" means "Asia" in Turkish. But you can't write "Asya" in Japanese, so my parents had 5 choices: Asaya; Ashiya; Asuya; Aseya; Asoya. Looking at those choices, I'm glad that chose Asuya. ^^" But see? I always have to explain my name.

    My name's really similar to Asuka from Evangelion. Just a "y" instead of a "k". It should be easy, but no~! No one gets it right. Here are some of the things I've been called: Ashuya; Ashuwa; Asheiya; Ashuyo; Asuwa: Asewa; Asuka; Asia; A; Ashu; Azya; Azeya; Azuwa; Ajuwa; Ashuka; Azeya; Asiya; Asuma... And I'm sure there are more that I can't remember...

    Some of the people who got my name wrong: family members; teachers who've known me for over 1 year; friends who've known me for over a year...

    Also, "ya" in Japanese is used at the end of boy names... So people have thought that I'm a guy... Or that my name's my surname...[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
  2. Raina added a post in a topic: How Crazy is your ex?   

    [COLOR=Blue][SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]ChibiHorsewoman, you're mean to leave your story like that! ;) I'll be looking forward to reading the elaboration. Tax fraud just to piss you off? I can't miss this! :animesmil

    vegeta rocker, sorry but your ex is a bit weird. And it is a confusing situation. :animestun I can't offer any advice to you, but I'm really hoping that someone else could.

    My ex is a bit weird too. He broke up with me, and about a week later, he starts to tell me on MSN that he wants to quit everything. Even on life. He went on to say that nothing's going right for him... Yeah~ I was the one who got dumped, and I had to cheer him up... Great. (That's what I get for dating a sensitive guy.)[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
  3. Raina added a post in a topic: Self Confidence   

    [COLOR=Blue][SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]I agree with everyone here. Be yourself. If you're a shy person, then be a shy person. People will understand. :) And if you don't talk to people, you'll lose possible friendship and relationship opportunities. And if you talk to someone, and that person doesn't want to talk to you, then that's a person you don't want to talk to either.

    I'm a really shy person too, even on the net. And I'm fine with that coz that's who I am. Yeah, I want to be less shy, but it's going to take time. No one can change who they are over night. So don't stress about your shyness. I can see that you really want to be less shy. So don't worry, you'll be less shy sooner or later. :animesmil

    I found that a good way to start a conversation is to ask for an opinion. Everyone wants to make friends, so I think that if you show that you care about what they think, they'll want to be your friend. And everyone loves to voice their opinions if there's someone there to listen. Why do you think message boards are so popular? :D [/FONT] [/SIZE] [/COLOR]
  4. Raina added a post in a topic: Becoming a Millionaire   

    [FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=Blue]I must agree with the others when I say that I don't care about becoming a millionaire. I spend too much money to save anyway. :animeswea I want to live now, and not save for the future, coz you never know when you're going to die. If I live for now, it means that I make enough money for the present. And that would mean that I automatically make enough contributions to my superannuation. I'll worry about my future when it becomes the present. :catgirl: [/COLOR][/FONT]
  5. Raina added a post in a topic: theOtaku vs. AnimeFF / OB vs. theOtaku?   

    [SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=Blue]Um, I have a question. If something happened to theO (may God forbid), how much of it would affect OB and myO? I understand that the sites aren't as close to eachother as it once was, but the sites are still connected to eachother. For example, you need a myO account to be able to launch the JukeBox here on OB.

    I first found theO, then myO. I then discovered OB coz it has a link at the top of the myO's login page. I log on to all 3 sites everyday for the past 6 months or so.

    I'm not sure if I could be of any help, but I would like to support Adam and everyone involved.

    And this is my personal view: everyone on AnimeFF should get breast cancer! (yes, men can get breast cancer too. it's rare, but it is possible.)[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
  6. Raina added a post in a topic: Otaku's in the World of Work   

    [COLOR=Blue]My job's not nearly as interesting as everyone's. Anyway, I'm a casual receptionist at a community centre. When the receptionist's sick, or on holidays, I'm there. It's a good job that gives me alot of experience. And a lot of people with problems come there and blame me if things don't go right. So it keeps me on my feet. ;)

    At the moment, I'm going to university studying to become an Interpreter and Translater between English and Japanese. It's pretty hard, and stressful at times, but it's also quite fun.

    When I was a child, I had a new dream every month! The two biggest were fashion designer and violinist. I had those dreams when I was 10 years old, and my mum still thinks that I'm trying to become a fashion designer. (Just let it go mum, it was 10 years ago.)

    [quote name='White][COLOR=DimGray][FONT=Tahoma]There are two fields I'm looking into at the moment. One is Graphic Design. I know a couple people I could get an apprenticeship with and it's a field that just keeps growing. Lots of room for graphic designers![/FONT'][/COLOR][/quote]What a coincidence! My dad's studying to become a Graphic Designer! Mum's happy coz he's finally out of the house. It feels weird for me, coz he's turning 48 this year. But it just goes to show you that it's never too late to try and get your dream job. :catgirl: [/COLOR]
  7. Raina added a post in a topic: Public Displays of Affection.   

    [COLOR=Blue][B]*First of all, I'd like to ask how old are you?[/B]
    20
    [B]*How would you say you feel about abstinence? (A. Excellent, B. Good, C. Fair, D. Poor)[/B]
    B
    [B]*And how many times have you been in a situation where you had to make a decision to abstain from sexual activity or not? (It's cool to estimate.)[/B]
    10?
    [B]*How many relationships have you been in? (A numerical estimation is cool here too.)[/B]
    1
    [B]*How often would you say you see public displays of affection?[/B]
    Atleast once everytime I go out.
    [B]*When you see these public displays of affection would you say you're offended in any way?[/B]
    Only when they go too far, or if I'm in a bad mood.
    [B]*Would public displays of affection be alright for you to show?[/B]
    Yes, as long as I don't go too far.
    [B]*How far would you say is too far for a public display of affection? (A. Kissing, B. Hugging, C. Other. If other, could you provide me with a short explanation of what you consider too far?)[/B]
    C - When couples start to make out. Or start being verbal, like "let's go to a hotel and do *** and *** and ***...". I really don't want to hear those...
    [B]*In your opinion have school dances become too sexual? Yes/No.[/B]
    I never went to a school dance.
    [B]*At what age do you think that dating should begin? (Like, a real age not "Whenever!")[/B]
    After 15 and before 20.[/COLOR]
  8. Raina added a post in a topic: Your past, your present.   

    [COLOR=Blue]The past is something I would like to forget, but it's had such a big impact on my life that I can't forget...

    The biggest impact was during my first kindergarten. I was living in Japan at the time, and there was alot of discrimination back then. My mother's Turkish, so she and I were looked down upon. So was my father for marrying a non-Japanese. So when I was in kindergarten, I was picked on and bullied by the other children, their parents and the teachers. Yes, I was bullied by the teachers. I quit that kindergarten in less than a month.

    It's been 15years, and I still can't get over my experiences at that kindergarten. I'm always trying to get approval and recognition from people. Kind of like Naruto, but I don't go around vandalising faces carved in a mountain. I want people to see me for who I am, not my nationality. This is a hard thing to do, because I now live in Australia. The Turks were Australia's enemy in WWI, and Japan was an enemy in WWII...

    The good thing that came out of my experience is that I can fake an illness really easily. I skipped kindergarten about 45% of the time because I had a "fever". And I am now a good lier. Since telling the truth got me into a lot of trouble in that kindergarten... Once, these 2 boys broke a window when the teacher was out of the classroom. When she came back and asked who did it, I told her that it was the boys. I got into more trouble than the boys because I tattle taled...

    Well, I'm getting depressed just remembering, so I'm going to leave it here...[/COLOR]
  9. Raina added a post in a topic: Lift yourself up, beat yourself down.   

    [COLOR=Blue]Wow. There are so many honest and open people here!
    This thread's fun and interesting, but it seems a bit hard. But I'll give it a go. Because I like fun, interesting and hard.

    [B]Good:[/B]
    I'm told that I'm caring, kind and generous. I do sacrifice myself alot. When people ask me to be honest, I am. But I'm also really good at lying. I can get myself out of tight spots by lying my way through it. I'm really creative. I'm good at embroidery. I'm patient. If it's something to do with art, I can solve any problem. I'm also really good at puzzles (except Rubix Cube - my sworn enemy). I have a really good memory if it's something I'm interested in. Like, if you ask me something about Dragon Ball, I can 90% of the time give you the comic book number and page number to look at for the answer. But I can't remember what I had for dinner just a few hours ago. If something bad happens to me, I bounce back pretty easily. I can be really philosophical at times. And people will hate me if I say this but, I can lose weight really easily. (I'm a bit underweight: 153cm height & 41kg & used to be 45kg 2 months ago, and I didn't go on any diets)

    [B]Bad:[/B]
    Zero confidence. Really really shy. But if I get comfortable talking to someone about something, there's no shutting me up. I'm 20 years old, but childish. Yet I hate being touched by people. Hugs and kisses and shaking hands aren't my thing. I don't think before I talk, so I may hurt people at times. I'm co-dependant, but I like my space. I'm always worried about something. I get depressed really easily. I'm unfit. I'm lazy. I'm forgetful about chores and homework. I procastinate. I'm terrible at spelling. (procastinate? procrastrinate?) If I have no interest about something, I tune out. I'm like a guy and don't notice things. If someone cuts their hair, or loses weight, I'm the last to notice (if I notice at all). I have no decency. I'm wearing a skirt now, but I'm sitting crossed leg on the chair. I'm bad at waking up in the mornings. I say alot of ambiguous things. It make sense in my head... I can be bossy and stubborn. I have a big pride. I bottle emotions up inside, so I can explode at any time. I'm really moody and angry on the first and second days of my periods.

    That's all I can think of at the moment... Oh! I just remembered. I write too much.[/COLOR]
  10. Raina added a post in a topic: Anime Picture Caption Game   

    [COLOR=Blue]Um... This is my first time doing this game, and I just went and read all 49 pages. I'm really tired, so go easy on me. :animeswea

    [I][B]Yuuichi:[/B][/I] Give me back my long towel!
    [I][B]Makoto:[/B][/I] Not untill you give me back my short towel first!
    [I][B]Akiko:[/B] [/I] ... I want that short towel too...

    Sorry, I've never seen this anime before.[/COLOR]
  11. Raina added a post in a topic: Family Issues!   

    [COLOR=Blue]I think that everyone here has a good point. You should talk to your mother and find out WHY she thinks that you're the problem. Then you should decide of you are the problem. If you don't think you are, then tell your mother WHY you think so. It's best to get everything out in the open. And I also think that you should talk to other members of your family too. See what they think of this whole situation. Everyone sees the same thing in a different way. And maybe they would know something that your mother doesn't tell you.

    I personally have been living under the guilt of keeping my parents unhappy. I've felt this way for about 15 years (so that's since I was 5 years old). Only my mother and my boy friend, I mean ex-boyfriend ( :animecry: ) knows the whole story. It's not the same things as you're going through, but it's similar... I'm sorry, but I'm not prepared to let the whole world know about it...

    What I'm still learning the hard way, is that life goes on. And that you have to live through pain, to find happiness. I think that you're a very strong person, publically telling people about your problem, and asking for help. You'll be alright. Good luck.[/COLOR]
  12. Raina added a post in a topic: Great Quotes   

    [COLOR=Blue]Here's a quote from my mother.
    "Animals communicate by smelling eachother. Humans communicate by talking to eachother."
    I really like this quote, but I'm not good at communicating my feelings. So is this ironic?

    I also like the Equivalent Exchange quote from Fullmetal Alchemist.
    "Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost."
    I like saying this quote to people who always say that they're unlucky, or that they have a really bad life. I think it's better than saying "You don't like your life? Then do something about it." And I like seeing their faces when I tell them that I got the quote from an anime. [/COLOR]
  13. Raina added a post in a topic: Ingrained fears?   

    [COLOR=Blue]So, from the post above by Lunox, this Frank guy's ingrained fear is the Viet Cong? And him being "taken back" means "to remember"? So it's a "yes" to remembering, but a "no" to physically going back (like time travelling)? This is very deep stuff!

    I totally agreee that fear could be a cultural thing. Isn't the "Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, razor claws and the like." a very Western take on fearful creatures? And for some reason, I'm imagining this creature to be male. Like Count Dracula or something. Isn't that a really Western ingrained fear? In Japan, a creature such as this is usually female. Why would that be?

    A psychology thread? Sounds interesting. Why not make it a psychology/philosophy thread? [B]A great location for Sagittarians to unite![/B][/COLOR]
  14. Raina added a post in a topic: Your Zodiac Sign   

    [quote name='BKstyles][font=tahoma']Seems to be quite a lot of early year b-days around here. Only 2 leos thus far...but I guess 2 is good enough, we only need one king and one queen =). Hehe.This thread has also inspired me to find out my blood type whenever my next blood tests are. [/font][/quote][COLOR=Blue]Not enough Sagittarius! Where are guys hiding!? (can I hide there too? :animeswea ) Ahahaha
    Blood tests? Was that because of me?
    I don't understand why people think that their zodiac is better than the rest. It's so obvious that Sagittarius is the best. No doubt about it! :D
    [B][CENTER]CENTAURS RULE![/CENTER][/B][/COLOR]
  15. Raina added a post in a topic: Your Zodiac Sign   

    [quote name='Tekkaman][font=Times New Roman][size=2] [/size][/font][font=Times New Roman][size=2][/size][/font] [font=Palatino Linotype][size=2][color=gray]First off, thanks to Raina, a fellow Sagittarius, for posting. We need more arrows in this fight for zodiac PWNage. Second, that info describing Blood Types and personalities is really insightful and breaks everything down to a science. Thanks for helping me look outside the box.[/color][/size'][/font][/quote][COLOR=Blue]Hehehe! Yeah! We Sagittarius' have to stick together! I'm glad that the Blood Type information was helpful. I wasn't sure if I should write about it since I thought it was a little off topic. :animeswea
    [B][CENTER]SAGITTARIUS RULES![/CENTER][/B][/COLOR]