Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,

Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you

Monday, December 31, 2012

My Christmas, New Years Resolutions, and this Year's reflections

So today is the last day of 2012. And believe it or not, this year has been quite amazing! :D I thought last year was awesome and this year definitely is equal to it :) (I'll go into that further below). 

So, before 2012 ends(which kind of stinks since 2012 looks so cool), I thought I'd do a post on my Christmas this year :) 

                              My first Christmas celebration took place at my Dad's sister's house. Since we were having a surprise birthday for my Paw Paw(he was born on the same day as my sister; this was also his first birthday party ever), we decided to have Christmas with my Dad's side of the family earlier then we normally do. We went to a nice restaurant for the surprise party  and I got to see several members of my Dad's family, including two of his cousins who I haven't seen in years(they are both really cool!). The above picture includes everything I got in my stocking(actually a little felt bag). In the bag there was - A pen, a flash light, another small lighter, Rubix cube, a cupcake shaped container(I forgot what's in there), and two chocolate Santa's.

                         As gifts, I got a hoodie, a pink scarf, a C3PO bobblehead, a Barnes and Noble gift card, another gift card, money, and lottery tickets(don't worry, I don't play the lottery).

  These pictures are NOT the original ones. I took pictures on Christmas but for some reason they were gone. So I had to re-take them :P.

                               I had Christmas with my family on Christmas day(of course); thankfully this year, I only had to work during the Christmas Eve service(Acolyte) instead of both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day like last year. I had a pretty good Christmas this year! :) In my stocking I got - The Hobbit, Childhood's End(a science fiction book that was recommended to me), Anakin Skywalker TCW action figure(new outfit), socks, an orange, head phones, a couple odds and ends, chocolate bars, one of which is Japanese (I had another one of those yellow bars- remember these are remakes)

                                  As gifts I received - Jedi Apprentice: Deceptions, Jedi Apprentice: The Followers, The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning, Junior Jedi Knights: Kenobi's Blade, Young Jedi Knights: Shards of Alderaan, Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance, Young Jedi Knights: Crisis on Crystal Reef, The Essential Reader's Guide, Star Wars Insider Magazine(with an article on Obi-Wan!), the first season of Merlin, Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 2 A Star Wars t-shirt, another navy blue shirt, and a blue plastic lightsaber for my Obi-Wan(TPM) cosplay for the Rebel Legion :). There was one more book which hasn't come in yet, but once it does, I'll have the entire Young Jedi Knights series :). My sister got The Avengers film and the lego games for LOTR and Harry Potter years 5-7; I played the LOTR one and it was pretty fun! :)

                                 As always, Christmas at my Nana and Grandpa's house was really fun! :D(my Mom's side of the family; this year we had an Asian food theme). One of my cousin's(the only one older than I am) wasn't here this year since he went on a cruise with his family, but we did do a Christmas play this year. And I have to say, it was pretty good! :) Oh, and it involved the director going on a cruise and a funny version of the Twelve Days of Christmas :D. I also made white chocolate fudge and brought it down- it turned out pretty good :).
In my stocking I got- Les Mierables(the novel, with a Star Wars bookmark in it), the Les Miserables soundtrack  some sort of hair gel, socks, chocolate, music-themed pen, hair things, chapstick, a ball of something for baths, and a fortune cookie(wrapper pictured).

                               For gifts, I received - Jedi Apprentice: The Only Witness, Jedi Apprentice: The Threat Within(my aunt said it hasn't come in yet but I'll get it when it does), and book themed pajamas. I now(technically) own the entire Jedi Apprentice series! Goal complete!! :D


          Now that Christmas is over, It's time to think towards 2013 and what I hope to accomplish :)
So, here are my New Years Resolutions
1: Get a role in a film/TV/theater production (one I hope for is the lead in the film of my book series*both of them*, Elphaba in Wicked, Abigail Williams in The Crucible, and Eponine or Cosette in Les Mierables)
2: Have my re-write of book one edited by the editor and sent to the publisher(and maybe get published); also start editing the rest of the series(DAUNTING....)
3: Study for my ACT
4: Get several more belts in Taekwondo(I'll be testing in January! :D I should have tested back in July or August but I missed them both since I was gone). I also want to do some tournaments and improve on some of my kicks.
5: Work on bettering myself and getting rid of my OCD habits.
6: Finish Angel, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Merlin; also start Firefly, Robin Hood, Lost, Star Trek, Battlestar Gallactica, and several animes.
7: Read many, many books :) Especially several classics and the newest Gatekeepers book! :D
8: Go see Attack of the Clones 3D, Revenge of the Sith 3D, The Hobbit part 2, Thor 2, Iron 3, and other movies :). I also want to rent The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider Man, and Man of Steel(once it comes out on DVD).
9: Meet some of my online friends(some of them again) :)

Now, 2012.
This was definitely a wonderful year- I got to have the time of my life at Celebration VI, meet several of my online friends, I became closer to many of my online friends through messages/emails/comments, I finished my re-write and now I just have to finish the second read-through, I got to meet Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, Tom Cane, and Drew Karpyshyn(I got to have conversations with DBB and ML- they were both so sweet and nice :D; I also met Ashley Eckstein), I finished Buffy the Vampire Slayer(amazing show), I started Once Upon A Time, I've gotten better at acting/writing/singing, and I started Taekwondo :D
My only regret is that I haven't done any big acting thing :( Hopefully I can do that this year! :D

So, onto 2013!!!! :D :D I hope you all have a good year!! :D
Love you all :D And May the Force be with you...Always :)
Jedi Shena Tokala signing out 


  1. Happy New year! Yeah, you had a really great 2012 that I'd die for to have. I'd die to go to CVI! :P
    As for acting in 2012, well, you can't do everything but, yeah, hopefully you will be able to do some major stuff this year on acting! :)
    As for your Christmas gifts... YOU HAVE EVERYTHING I WANT!!! :D

    1. Thank you very much!! :D Hopefully you can go to a Star Wars celebration sometime- and I hope you can get some things you want :)

  2. Happy New Year! Your Christmas gifts...AAAHH! I want them all. :D I love the Star Wars shirt and the pajamas. They are hilarious.

    1. Thank you very much!! :D Happy New Year! :D Thanks XD

  3. Hapoy New Year! Awesome gifts!! I love the Star Wars stuff <3

    1. Thank you very much!! :D I agree :) :)

  4. Good luck in completing your New Year's resolutions! Those Star Wars books look really cool. Japanese candy bar, does it taste the same as American? May the force be with you this year. :D


    1. Thank you very much!! :D :D I agree, I really like them.
      It tastes a little different then American chocolate does- in fact, it sort of reminds me of how European chocolate bars taste. May the Force be with you as well! :D

  5. Looks like you had a great Christmas!!!! :D I'm incredibly jealous of your Literature pants xD
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!! :D
    P.S. Don't you LOVE The Essential Reader's Companion?! That thing is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!! :D

    1. Thank you very much!! :D :D I'm glad you like them :)
      Thank you! :)
      I agree, it's amazing!! I love the images of the different characters! :)

  6. Wow, you got a lot of books!! And I love the pajamas, they are so cool! I love the "May the Mass times Acceleration Be With You" t-shirt- so fun! Good luck on accomplishing your New Year's resolutions!

    1. Thank you very much!! :D I like them too! :)
      Thank you, same to you :)

  7. Those are really cool pajama pants! Good luck with your resolutions, and I hope you can get into a good show this year!

    1. Thank you very much!!! :D :D Good luck on your year as well :)