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11 October 2004 @ 04:57 pm
bachi!  
I just made my own bachi (sticks for taiko) and even though they were termediously simple (cut down, round ends, sand) I'd forgotten how much polished wood (wow, I love carpeter's steel wool now; the amazing silkiness that wood can get. I'd completely forgotten) maes me happy. I put one layer of finishing oil on them and left them to dry. I put the kanji for cat (neko) (猫) on them. I keep woring that because I know so little japanese that putting cat on sticks is some weird cultural insult and I'm embarass myself like that zip/camel incedent. Or mabye just that it's silly to have put kanji on my sticks in the first place. I kind of want to get approval of the sanding before I put them to the drums, so I kind of have to show them to my teacher and risk strange looks and embarassment.
 
 
 
bob "the wonder llama": yarrbob_wonderllama on October 11th, 2004 10:05 pm (UTC)
awesome! I wanna see pictures!
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on October 11th, 2004 10:12 pm (UTC)
It's a pair of sticks! what's to see?! (I considered taking a picture before. I'll go do it in a bit.)
Someone I am is waiting for my courage: bachiforgotten_aria on October 11th, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)
bob "the wonder llama"bob_wonderllama on October 11th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
awesome! those are beautiful.
clio callisto athenejencallisto on October 12th, 2004 05:47 am (UTC)
ooh! those look pretty. i adore smooth wood.
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fictiontesting4l on October 11th, 2004 10:23 pm (UTC)
zip/camel incident?

Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on October 11th, 2004 10:35 pm (UTC)
When I visited Egypt in '93, I'd been put in the habit by many of my friends of hiding little notes that said 'zip' on them various places, I was politely informed by my guide, after some snickering, that zip was slang for penis in Egypt. This was after I foudn out that post it notes don't stick to camels.
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fictiontesting4l on October 12th, 2004 02:23 am (UTC)
Sounds almost akin to treasure hunt

Actually, I can't even begin to imagine how that one came about. Silly human people.