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Last post of the year- Take 2

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Well I was looking at my stats and took 2 screen caps. While I have a lot of ideas, somehow it doesn’t always fit the mindset to be commented on, but I shall keep trying. This is actually my first time doing a post like this, since I usually don’t remember or have an issue of not being consistent with what I think about. But if I am to be a more proficient blogger, should air out my laundry before it begins a new decade. These caps are taken on December 31, 2009.

With next year my goals are attempts to be more disciplined in doing more posts, and push them in niches where I imagine people will comment. Eventually put my figure pictures of my collection up, just need to get a copyright logos on them. Will try to comment more. on people’s blogs. Will try to post more on Kairu’s blog, Megane’s blog and probably finish up my female series, and do more product features. I have artbooks I want to talk about. Will probably do more event coverages.  I may need to get a scanner if I want to do more detailed product coverages. (sighs)

Next year will probably see my attempts with wanting to move into wordpress.org or something else. Hopefully will have time, and real life with my professional job won’t be that busy.

Categories: Personal

Good bye 2009 and Hello 2010..

December 31, 2009 5 comments

Okay if I am not taking the same tone of last year‘s title… I guess yes and no to some of the things I tried to accomplish this year.. vs. from what I said last year.

Anime was an on and off thing for me… my blog theme became a bit more choppy, but still under the umbrella of Japanese culture, and my personal interests. Implemented a new format for my blog entries. Tried to fix categories issue, but that didn’t work, so my categories for this blog will always be looking slightly funky. I blogged some more, but also didn’t blog as much as I hoped for. Brought on some more reviewing or blogging projects for self. I actually am not a good self-promoter. Twitter way more. -Broke over 1000 Tweets this year.

Made more blogging/anime acquaintances/friends online and off line. Became a little more cautious about somethings.

Accomplished none of my gaming goal, end up cursing Petfish more likely. Busted my PSP with haste to play Pangya, which I am really not that good at. Lost my DS for a good six months.

This became an even crappier year with the economy. The United States welcomed the first African American president, and he won a Nobel prize to which I have no opinion other than a slight feeling of annoyance. NYC became a more annoying and niche place to live in. Became a year older and more cynical, but still trying to keep an open mind.

Actually recognize and became more comfortable with parts of the hirigana and katekana system, still not very good in my Japanese though. No head way into actual publication… Enjoyed my Japan trip experiences a lot, and still at my job as an adjunct, actually on a semi-glad or not feeling for my job.

Looking for next year in actually getting more experience in teaching and developing a more narrower subject for what my studies will be in. Also will be looking into more options for moving this blog into it’s own domain or something. Thinking that I really need to try and be more on top of editing and proofing my own work.

This image is from quitelovely via deviantart.

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Categories: Personal

12 Days 2009: Day 12 – Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2009 2 comments

Happy Holidays!!!!!I hope that everyone is having an interesting holiday. Not much celebrating in my real life, but yeah..since I can’t draw, I was having some searching through deviant art for my favorite Christmas themed One Piece image, and this made the cut, although there was another one, that was great to look at. ^_^

Happy Holidays, and I shall return to thinking consistently on blogs entries to post, and then have it rarely come of any fruit. Shall be working on entries for Kairu’s blog, and more reviews to work on for other blogs.

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12 Days 2009: Day 11 – One Piece True Friendship!

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

I should probably put some other picture from Talk Like Singing or Dir en Grey event, but yeah since I caught up with One Piece, and it is one of my favorite series.. here’s a cap from the 11th opening.

Ahh friendship and nakama!!! I was mostly tearing up or commenting with excitement as I marathon through about 30+ episodes in one night.

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12 Days 2009: Day 10- Kimi ni Todake

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Ahhh Kimi ni Todake, the breakout series in my opinion of the few anime series that I have been able to keep up with, this past fall. Yes I have my own feelings of being tired by this series, but with the anime series at the current time ending so soon, an exodus for the manga is needed. The English version of th emanga is currently released by Viz Media. Just looking at main characters and their sweet innocence romance is enough to sigh.

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12 Days 2009: Day 9 – Del Rey NYAF Pre-party

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Okay the cake that was a pile of manga, but was still a part of New York Anime Festival. I bet the attendees would probably still have a good time thinking about what type of advertisements went into this cake, which was cut with a katana. I recall that right across the street there was an event with a female wrestler. Back to the cake, I was really impressed with how it turned out, the taste, from a bite I had was really sweet, but it was a fun event to partake it.

September, I recall starting my photography class, and for that month’s blogging – there was several events, and some movie reviewing.

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Random entry in a screeching halt… >_<

December 22, 2009 3 comments

Okay okay.. I am not sure if I should even be pulling this in the middle of 12 Days.. but yeah as I skimmed through my Google Reader, which I am consistently 1000+ posts in the hole. I kinda want to point out that, as I look at this blog entry. I know that I may have hit the nail the wrong way, and the hammer went sailing elsewhere to hit something else.

But yeah since 12 days is very toward the end, will I talk anime or not… sure… or just some more Japanese culture relevant stuff? Day 9 is coming soon.

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12 Days 2009: Days 7-8 – Otakon and SMAP

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Gah.. after an interview, and working on other things.. have to remember to do this. T_T

This is actually probably a shove for me to draft and schedule images, but yeah with the holidays coming on really strongly. >_<

July and Augusts were both very busy months  – I did a lot of events.. and actually wrote as much as I can.. >_<

In July,  I was able to be press at Otakon, and took a lot of pictures of MELL’s concert. I was so happy really to see her perform. I think I mentally cried. But yeah.. a lot of pictures afterward, I archived my images here. Isn’t she sweet looking? Such talent really.

I recycled August’s image, because this was how my impression of August is.. Shingo parodying  Ninkyo Helper and Matsuda Samaba, in this July episode of Bistro SMAP. >_< This was a summer return dorama of Kusanagi ..and yes this parody cracks me up.

Also this summer was when I started to think more about Twitter in a more blogging thoughts. I followed Mori‘s examples slightly in one entry to focus on a Japanese earthquake. I actually see a similar example for what is happening for Brittney Murphy’s death coverage. Should I mention that this is the summer of MJ’s death as well?

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