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100% CPU Usage

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It feels like that every working day.  State of the Proxy, February 2009.

Lately I’ve been very busy with work–one of these days it’s gonna manifest itself in this blog in some form like how the prioritization matrix came up.  But the latter was out of boredom;  this time I’ve before I go to sleep I still think about work and when I wake when it’s a working day I worry if I could make it early to work so that I can, well, work.  Then thoughts of work still linger even hours after I left the office.  It’s not good.

But what is worse, is that now I’ve run out of shows to rewatch.  Imagine, I’ve grown tired of the shows that I rewatched for comfort!!!   I don’t feel like rewatching Honey and Clover, Ghost in the Shell SAC, Macross, Maria-sama ga Miteru, etc etc.  And when I pore over my anime backlog I don’t feel like watching any of them.  What is wrong??!!

The weird thing is that the only anime I’m craving for right now is more of Saiunkoku Monogatari.  I’ve rewatched 75% of season 2, already rewatched season 1 last year.  There’s just something about Shuurei and the  long-haired attractive guys that surround her…

So, where can I find more of that?

P.S.  Confessions of a Shopaholic was very funny.  I’m a very satisfied movie-goer right now.  Watch it if you like comedy!  😀

My SaiMono 2 journey ends

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These past few weeks, it’s actually the only series whose episodes I’ve been eagerly waiting for.  It’d been an agonizing wait.

The first time I watched season 1, I thought then, this series is something I won’t rewatch in the future.  How wrong I was.  I did end up rewatching the first season.  That’s how charming it is.

It’s not in the mold of Macross where I get all nostalgic and drool over the Valkyries and stuff.  What SaiMono gives me is a certain calming effect that only a slow-paced series can generate.  It’s something not easily explained though.  (And I won’t try to.)

Now back to season 2.  The most interesting development from the series for me is the fact that she now has a rival in Jyuusan-hime.  It’s not a real rivalry in the sense that both are really going after Ryuuki, though.  I’d really be surprised if in the end she doesn’t end up marrying Ryuuki.

There’s also the surprise that Ensei also likes Shuurei.  I never thought he’d held special feelings for her, and now he gets to spend more time with her.  I surely will miss Tan-tan though.

We also see the face of another formidable enemy, Ou Ki.  He is probably the most difficult foe that Shuurei and Ryuuki will face.  But the showdown will have to wait for a season 3.  Until then, I will have to be content with replaying Hajimari no Kaze in my head.  😀

My Top Anime for 2008: Final Version

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Happy New Year everyone!  This post was delayed because I was waiting for Mouryou no Hako’s last episode, and while waiting I was not in the mood to write any ‘thoughtful’ description about each anime on my list.  But now it’s finished, so enjoy!

So unlike in 2007, I feel perfectly fine now.  I don’t have headaches.  My room is a mess though, but blame it on the cold weather.  It creates the perfect mood for blogging because you become too lazy to do anything else like cleaning, organizing, washing–the mundane stuff.

Another more important difference from last year though, is the use of the watchlist and the matrix.  Before I had to research again on the shows that aired for that particular year, and it was such a bothersome task.  Clicking search result links like a zombie isn’t a fun way to be spending the last days of the year, right?  Another equally tedious task was how to rank the shows better, which got solved when one boring day at work the gods of anime gifted me with the matrix.  It’s not truly anything groundbreaking for me but it is a great help when sorting out what I think about each series.  Now the only thing left to solve is how the post writes itself lol.  Actually the description for each series is the only remaining problem now, because sometimes I forget what happened with a certain series.  2008 was a busy year for me–I had to study for JLPT 2, plow through my pile of books, try living a healthier lifestyle, think about my career, blah3x and other things in between.  So this could be my new challenge for 2009.  🙂

Now enough with the boring talk, and on with the list!

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