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by Sachiko Murata
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 3-Filling Your Free Time
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Week 3-Filling Your Free Time

During my school years, I was always a perfectionist and a workaholic. Sure, that meant straight As in all subjects... but it also meant that I had no time for hobbies or extra-curricular activities. If I knew then what I know now, I would have done things a bit differently. With that in mind, l et'...
by Sachiko Murata
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: How Do You Pronounce Your Name?
Replies: 1020
Views: 29585

Re: How Do You Pronounce Your Name?

OK, LET'S GIVE THIS A TRY! My first name is Sachiko (幸子), which means " happiness ": ➝ Sa: The A is short, pronounced like in the words A t and A fter . ➝ Sah ➝ chi: The CH is sharp, with a pronunciation similar to i TCH y . The I is short, but similar to the vowel sound in m EE t . ➝ tch...
by Sachiko Murata
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 177
Views: 6055

Re: Quick Quotes

I know I'm only supposed to pick one quote, but the book I picked up is an authentic gold mine when it comes to this particular topic. Here are three sentences, in the order in which I found them: From Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura: • Inside, the old women of the village chanted sutras in hushed voi...
by Sachiko Murata
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PROF. SCARLET LESLIE-LEWIS
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PROF. SCARLET LESLIE-LEWIS

I am not sure if I'm too late to say this (these tricky time-zones, always getting in the way!), but...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PROSFESSOR! ^_^

I hope you have a fantastic day, surrounded by all those you hold dear, including your friends here at HOL!
by Sachiko Murata
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bingo - Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Book Bingo - Questions

Has anyone gotten their lists yet? I've been having trouble with my e-mail, recently, so I am afraid I might not have received it!
by Sachiko Murata
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: HOL Appreciation Month - GOLD SPIRIT AWARD
Replies: 42
Views: 2114

Re: HOL Appreciation Month - GOLD SPIRIT AWARD

My goals for this year are the following: GENERAL GOALS: • Earn 2000+ points. • Earn 4000+ beans. • Earn 5+ awards. • Post in the forums 200+ times. CLASSES: • Earn 5+ quills. • Earn full points (300!) in 5+ classes. BOOK CLUB: • Participate in the Book Bingo. • Participate in the Monthly Discussio...
by Sachiko Murata
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 3-Study Spaces
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Week 3-Study Spaces

I took to the Sims 3 to create my ideal study space. Here is the result: https://i.imgur.com/uzEyD5h.jpg Now, I know that you are thinking: "Wait a minute, that's not Hogwarts!" WRONG! This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Room of Requirement . Or, at least, it's what it would look like when ...
by Sachiko Murata
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: September - Photography
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: September - Photography

It's so interesting to see other people's study environments! ♥ Here is a picture of mine: https://i.imgur.com/nSJUHB2.png Even though I have already graduated from college in real life, I am currently taking Chinese Language Classes ! This picture displays my studying essentials: a course book , a ...
by Sachiko Murata
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 2-Secret Mission
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Week 2-Secret Mission

I just submitted my answers! Fingers crossed! Also, even though I already thanked you in my e-mail, I would like to publicly say that, as a new HOL student, I am very grateful for this initiative! The Secret Mission has greatly helped me to become acquainted with HOL's website and forums, in additio...
by Sachiko Murata
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 1-Ask Me...
Replies: 44
Views: 1220

Re: Week 1-Ask Me...

• Answer: Hogwarts will always be my first choice! ♥ Second place goes to Mahoutokoro (魔法所), which is in my country! The palace is described as an exquisite pagoda, located at the topmost point of a volcanic island in the southern topical region of Japan, which honestly sounds heavenly. I also love ...
by Sachiko Murata
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 2-Classes
Replies: 23
Views: 735

Re: Week 2-Classes

Let me begin by saying that I am so excited for my first year here at HOL! I thought long and hard about which classes I would like to take this term, and previewed every single class website in order to make an informed decision. After some deliberation, I chose to avoid year-long classes, for I di...
by Sachiko Murata
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 1-Ask Me...
Replies: 44
Views: 1220

Re: Week 1-Ask Me...

• Answer: I had never thought about this before, but knew the answer immediately: Ollivanders ! I think it is safe to say that I would not feel like a proper witch until I got my wand. As such, I would rush to get one as soon as I got to Diagon Alley. Besides, I would be extremely curious to see whi...
by Sachiko Murata
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bingo
Replies: 29
Views: 849

Re: Book Bingo

Oh, I'd love to participate as well! :)

Here is my e-mail address: sachiko.murata @ openmailbox.org


Card sent
~ Amy
by Sachiko Murata
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 1-What Brings you Here?
Replies: 33
Views: 931

Re: Week 1-What Brings you Here?

Hello everyone! こんにちは! My name is Sachiko, and I'm a 25 year old Japanese witch. I have been a Harry Potter fan ever since I can remember. One of my most vivid literary memories was reading the 7th chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (The Sorting Hat) when I was about 10 years old. T...
by Sachiko Murata
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 1-Ask Me...
Replies: 44
Views: 1220

Re: Week 1-Ask Me...

• Answer: I would love to lock the four Hogwarts founders in one room: Godric Gryffindor , Helga Hufflepuff , Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin . I am sure they would find a way out if it pretty quickly but, in the meantime, I would love to eavesdrop on their conversations and witness their dyn...
by Sachiko Murata
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 1-Ask Me...
Replies: 44
Views: 1220

Re: Week 1-Ask Me...

• Answer: This question is insanely hard ! I would love to have long debates with several different Professors, given that they are extraordinary wizards (and often have quirky personalities!). If I were to ask any of them a question, it would only lead to the next, and the next, and the next... The...
by Sachiko Murata
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Off to School
Topic: Week 1-Ask Me...
Replies: 44
Views: 1220

Re: Week 1-Ask Me...

• Answer: I would rather encounter a Hippogriff! If you manage to earn their trust, they are fiercely loyal and protective creatures. I would just have to be careful not to offend it by, you know, unintentionally blinking or something... • Fun Fact: Did you know that, in some traditions, the Hippogr...

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