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I only give to people in my charity.
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My nickname is Serenith, real name is Jessica. (But do refer to me as Serenith.)
I'm currently working at a veterinary office as a vet assistant/surgery assistant.
I aspire to become a Vet tech, but also have the dream of being a voice actor.
Been on Gaia since 06, but didn't really get into it until 07.
My Pride and Joy on gaia is my Charity, G.I.F.T. It's going on 6 years+.
Personal Gaia achievements:
G.I.F.T. - Charity/Gifting thread (6+ years old)
Panty thread auction - Final bid 2.6mill
A big thank you to Eris Taena for donating angelic minis!
I'm thinking about spending maybe $25 dollars whenever there's a nice sale.... I just don't know what is the best sort of thing to buy anymore either. Perhaps advanced chances since the main RIGs seem to still sell well each month.... I don't know though. gonk I just want to feel like I'm satisfied with my items/gold and that I can comfortably gift without ending out broke. Vending/exchanging used to be so much easier....
I think it'd make an amaaaazing honeymoon if you can afford it! Plan out all the places you want to see way in advance so you can figure out the best route and make sure you hit all the good spots! C: I know there are tons of places I want to go to that I wasn't able to! I do wish I'd had a week off or so to go across the country, but there just wasn't time.
I've been really tempted to spend some money on GCash lately, honestly.... I'm just barely avoiding it right now. I'm motivating myself to avoid it with knowing that I'm gonna really want some games for the new 3DS when things like Xenoblade come out for it! So, I can't blow the little spending money I have just yet....
I was actually in GIFT a little bit earlier today! It seems like both people I was talking to have disappeared for now though. Maybe after I fix some dinner I'll pop back in and see if anyone else would like to chat. c: I do still come around when I have enough time to actually have conversations, but it's not as frequent as I'd like.... I really want to get to know some of the newer regulars!
THEY BOW. IT'S SO PRECIOUS. Supposedly they learned it because of Japanese people bowing to them before they gave them the cookies. Now they just swarm you, bobbing their heads and leaning forward until you either run away or give cookies! It's really really cool! Plus there are tons of deer-related trinkets in shops. Nara was awesome. I really wish I could've been in in Japan for spring! I went for the fall semester, so no cherry blossoms for me. :c My boyfriend and I have talked it over a lot though, and we've decided that whenever we get married our honeymoon is 100% a trip across all of Japan. He's also insisting that we go to Jiro's sushi restaurant (the super world famous one) if it's still open then, because "we're not doing a trip across Japan half-assed." I really can't wait! There's so much I didn't get to see, and so much I'm very anxious to visit again!
Yeah.... It must be insanely hard to keep GIFT afloat without a good influx of gold. :C I really can't imagine. I'm still getting back on my feet, and honestly most of what I have is thanks to a friend I made when I came back.... It's just a lot harder to earn gold now, and it sucks. I was thinking of starting to quest for DJs... but I can't fathom getting that much gold (or a decent item offer). Blehhhh. In the old economy I think I could've done it eventually. :c
If you ever get the chance, definitely go! But don't just stay in Tokyo; there's so much else outside of Tokyo! I only got to go for a weekend each, but I managed to visit Kyoto and Nara as well! Nara was part of a school trip, so we hit a lot of significant places. It was so cool! That's where they're super famous for the "bowing deer." There are deer EVERYWHERE, and they bow their heads to you to ask for special deer cookies you can buy a pack of for 100 yen (about a dollar). C: It was so awesome! Kyoto was also neat, but it honestly felt more like a smaller Tokyo; it's becoming more like a bigger city focused on tourism and less culture-y. It was super full of cognitive dissonance for me; we'd see chic clothing stores and the like one second, then turn streets and be in a traditional street market. o.o
I feel pretty lost in the new Gaia.... Part of it is that I'm so busy with college that I can't always keep up with new items, but part is also that I don't feel like I have any gold anymore. Before the huge inflation hit (and when I had to take a hiatus), I think I was at like 50m, saving up for NM Minis at 150m. It was a pretty significant chunk of gold. Then I came back and... it was literally nothing. I've caught up some now (and I have my minis since they're so cheap compared to other things now...), but I used to feel like I could buy new items and not be broke after. I can't do that with new things that I think are cute now. It feels really weird. I need to vend/exchange again, or work on my art and open a shop, but it just feels harder now. ): I miss being able to give things to people on a whim.
Japan was ~amazing~!! Honestly I didn't have a lot of non-school time, since I was only there for one semester. Still, I was in Tokyo, so there was a lot to do on weekends without having to go too far!! Akihabara is one of the places I miss the most; claw machines everywhere, CD and game stores, anime-related ads and shops, maid cafes.... It really was a cool place. I miss Japan's food the most though!! I'm a good cook, but some ingredients and cooking styles don't really transfer back to the US, so.... D: I miss good ramen and okonomiyaki so very much!
Oh gosh, hi!! <33 I've been good! College is hectic as usual, but I'm managing. I was studying abroad last semester in Japan (which was AMAZING), so I was decently out of touch with the internet world.... Whoops!