like it's the last night of our lives

t a m a k o b i
Franklin Middle School - Wheaton IL (2000 - 2001)
St. John Lutheran School - Wheaton IL (2001 - 2003)
Wheaton North High School - Wheaton IL (2003 - 2007)
University of Iowa - Iowa City IA (2007 - 2011)
南山大学 - 名古屋キャンパス - 名古屋市 愛知県 JP (2009 - 2010)
Interests: (102)
2ne1, 30 rock, 3ds, 4minute, adam scott, amy winehouse, animal rights, apartment 23, architecture, art, asymmetry, bdd, brown eyed girls, buffy the vampire slayer, charlie day, chocolate milk, classical music, collecting cds, community, cooking, cougar town, crystal kay, daria, dogs, drew barrymore, electronic music, ellen page, equality, f(x), fallout 3, fiona apple, florence + the machine, foreign languages, friends, harry potter, horror movies, human rights, imperfections, it's always sunny, j-pop, japan, joel mchale, k-pop, katamari damacy, koda kumi, kristen schaal, lana del rey, lily allen, marina & the diamonds, medieval architecture, medieval history, megan fox, michelle branch, mila kunis, modern family, movies, music, new girl, nintendo, norah jones, p!nk, parks & recreation, photography, ps vita, ps3, rashida jones, regina spektor, sarah michelle gellar, solitude, south korea, spica, staying up late, tegan and sara, the office, tina fey, toilet humor, tokyo, tommy heavenly6, translating, video games, wii, xbox 360, zooey deschanel, , , , , , , , , , まるで夢みたいな瞬間, 中島美嘉, 倖田來未, 大塚愛, 宇多田ヒカル, 安室奈美恵, 平井堅, 椎名林檎, 浜崎あゆみ, 이효리
ABOUT ME ▪ 自己紹介
My name is Tom. I was born on August 24, 1988, which makes me 24 years old. I (somewhat) recently graduated from college with a Japanese major. I've been studying Japanese for over 6 years now, but I still have a lot to learn. Since graduating I've been doing a lot of self-study so I don't lose my language skills but it can be tough, especially living in an area with few Japanese-speaking people. As of now I'm not sure what kind of career I would like to have. I can see myself being a translator or working for some kind of group dealing with human or animal rights.
FAVORITES ▪ お気に入りもの
TV Shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks & Recreation, Community, 30 Rock, Cougar Town, New Girl, Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23, Friends, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Daria, Will & Grace, Roseanne

Movies: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, 10 Things I Hate About You, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Hard Candy, Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice, Whip It!, She's the Man, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Baby Mama, Charlie's Angels, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Beauty and the Beast, Save the Last Dance, Stepmom, Father of the Bride, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Music (Japanese): 浜崎あゆみ, 倖田來未, アンジェラ・アキ, Superfly, Crystal Kay, 安室奈美恵, 中島美嘉, Rie fu, 大塚愛, 宇多田ヒカル, 椎名林檎, Tommy heavenly6, JASMINE, 黒木メイサ, YU-A, 平井堅

Music (Korean): 2NE1, BoA, Brown Eyed Girls, IVY, 이효리, Wonder Girls, T-ara, 4minute, SISTAR, f(x), miss A, SPICA

Music (English): Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Lily Allen, Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Lana Del Rey, P!nk, Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Marina & the Diamonds, Florence + The Machine, Michelle Branch, Lauryn Hill, She & Him, Amy Winehouse, Gwen Stefani, The Pretty Reckless
As of December 2, 2012 my layout header features Ke$ha with lyrics from her song "Die Young," and was created by me using Paint Shop Pro 9 and Photoshop CS6.

The layout itself was created by silentevocation @ fleeting_days (the code can be found here).

Here's a list of LJ users/communities and websites that I am crediting for various graphics related things:

LJ Users/Communities:
77words; aconite; amethystia; arisubox; ashke_icons; colorfilter; crederei; envious_forms; justfreefallin; ewanism; filipinoz_rule; dearest; inxsomniax; noctuidae; pessimistchick; popcorn_bites; pfefferminzchen; rhythmique; september_icons; neversince; toybirds; wash_when_dirty


Let me know if I haven't given you credit for something.
LINKS ▪ リンク

hanging profile made by ribbonized
V-Gifts (10)