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Of cards and tempests


Ha!  Top 2012 anime post is still not up.  😛

So here’s the progress on the winter anime:

  • Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – So far I’m liking it.  But it remains to be seen if I will lose interest along the way.
  • Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun – What was this all about again?  I forgot why but I decided to drop this.  ^_^;
  • Amnesia – Still undecided as episodes 2 and 3 remain unwatched.
  • Tamako Market – I. don’t. get. it.
  • Sasami-san@Ganbaranai – I. don’t. like.
  • Chihayafuru 2 – Cards!  Best show of winter 2013 that I’m watching.
  • Hetalia: The Beautiful World – Unfortunately no English-subbed eps are available.

Currently my obsession is with Zetsuen no Tempest.  I watched the first episode on Saturday, and by Sunday I managed to catch up to episode 16.  I ended up doing nothing else of significance over the weekend.  I got hooked so fast it was almost unbelievable.  Thinking back it started when I noticed that Kylee was doing the OP and I decided to take a look at the series to determine if it was any good.  And the rest was history.  Once in a while I look back on past anime, and I’m glad I found this one before it went really out of my radar for good.  Maybe the preview for this show sounded generic, that’s why I ignored it.  I just hope the ending is good.

Moving on from tempests, let me talk about the other ‘card’.  I’m talking about Orson Scott Card, and his Ender’s Game series.  I got myself a Kindle recently and I have been on a reading spree ever since.  There were some nights I didn’t even turn on my computer to watch anime or whatever, and just read until it was bedtime.  This further contributed to my neglect of the top 2012 anime post.  I’ve finished up 4 books in this series, and I might re-read Ender’s Game soon.  And I hope the movie doesn’t suck.

That’s all for now.  Ja!  🙂


Let’s talk about books


I know I should be studying for an upcoming job interview.  I know I said that this blog would hibernate for the winter season.  But I am so anxious I don’t think cramming for an interview would do me any good–there’s just too much material to review.  And I like the anime this winter season (the ones worth watching anyway).  So let me ramble about books.  Let this be a book-related accounting for 2010.

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Still in vacation mode


Yes my mind is still in vacation mode.  I can’t concentrate at work, and all I can muster right now is this update.  What have I been up to?

This picture shows where I’ve been.

Ferris wheel

As for the loot, not much that is anime-related.  The vacation was only 5 days and I totally forgot to research/ask where to get anime goodies.  (Though I’m sure that if I had a bigger budget I wouldn’t have forgotten to do so.)  But I did make my pilgrimage to Kinokuniya.  I wanted to explore the place fully but time was not on my side, so I just asked one of the staff for the book that I wanted.  And good thing they really had Natsuhiko Kyogoku‘s The Summer of the Ubume.  I want to read it right now but the fact that I haven’t even written about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao makes me hesitate.

How did I find the place?  It was OK, lots of malls and parks/gardens and of course, Kinokuniya/Takashimaya.  I went to the usual tourist spots-the zoo, the safari, the bird park, etc.  The only downside was the weather–most of the time it was hot just like in the Philippines.  I think I lost some weight with all the walking (and sweating), but I bet I’ll gain that all back before November ends.

My other regret is that my schedule (and budget) doesn’t allow me to attend Anime Festival Asia.  Yoshiki Fukuyama and May’n are scheduled to perform.  It would’ve been a new experience for me.  Maybe next time in 2010?  I better save up!  =p

That’s all for now.  Ja!   🙂