Donuts, Dorobou, DS – the 3 D-s

October 21st, 2014

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Meet Moffle, the mascot of JamieJakov Brilliant park… I mean my new NEW 3DS. He will serve me well in all matters related to playing Nintendo games, such as Pokemon, Pokemon, Pokemon and Pokemon (SSB and Project Mirai as well). And since it is a Japanese version, everything will be in Japanese, thus forcing me to not forget the language.

How did I get my hands on this gorgeous peace of technology, you might ask. It was a gift of love from the one and only AmeH! It was our one year anniversary last month and to remember it, we gave each other a present. Well, technically I got three ^_^

I also welcome the third Shinobu to my shelf of figures, and of course the award for most amazing figure I own now goes to Eiga Dorobou. He will always be there in the corner, recording all of my other figures (#nohentai).

Thank you dear, hope you enjoy using your new toy too 😉

Shimabara 島原 & Nagasaki 長崎

October 20th, 2014

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This weekend I spent together with my good friend Tac, who is currently working as a English teacher in the city of Shimabara as part of the JET program. We went around the city, a nearby hot spring and Nagasaki city.

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Typhoons in Japan

October 13th, 2014

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Another day another typhoon warning. And believe it or not, this is normal in Japan. Typhoon VongFong has made landfall onto Kyuushu at 9am this morning and is slowly making its way towards the rest of Japan. This is the 19th typhoon to affect Japan this year. Trust me, thats a lot.

When it first made the news, they were saying that its the strongest this year, that its a super typhoon. The university even cancelled all the classes! Well it reached Kagoshima this morning and went right through us, but aside from a bit of wind and rain, it was a pretty normal day. When the eye of storm was right above the city, it was beautiful. The sun was shining brightly, there were no clouds, no wind, no rain. Then 30 minutes later it went back to being all cloudy and moist.

And as previously, we ask ourselves, why did they make such a big deal if it was barely any different from a rainy day? I guess after years of being ravaged by typhoons, the people of Japan take them much more serious now. Whats important is that we are ok, and are going back to uni tomorrow.

Happy 1 year anniversary, my darling.

September 23rd, 2014

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It is amazing how fast this year went by, and its not just because I am living and “studying” in Japan. I’ve have been together with this great girl you see on your left for exactly a year now, which is exactly 365 days more than if we weren’t dating. Coincidence? I think not!

Sometime in September 2013, after exiting a sour relationship, I thought I would just relax until Japan, focus on my studies and work, live my life without a care in the world. But something happened, a girl from my Japanese class who used to only talk to me about Free! suddenly invited me to listen to her presentation because it was on the topic of magical girls, and she figured an otaku like me would like to hear it. I was free at the time, so I decided: “whyyyyy not?”. It was a good presentation, she got a good mark, but thats not the point. I guess after coming out of a relationship where the other side didn’t accept your interest, there was suddenly this person who enjoy similar, if not the same, things as you, it lit a spark somewhere in me. Not only was she into anime, but she had a sense of style, a sense of taste in things, heck she studies visual communications (design). I was interested.

It wasn’t long before we went for dinner together (no literarily it was that evening after the presentation). We had lunches together, karaoke, and just talked in class and on twitter. We even flirted using emoji on twitter. Then the time came for the exam and VC weeks, so I would not be able to see her or talk to her much. I didn’t want that, so I decided to invite her to watch a movie on the holidays, the first monday of the holidays, September 23rd. You can probably see where this is going.

First date, confession, second date, third date, ……, one year together, ->>>>>>>

She was shy; I was a nerd; And now we are together.

I’m sure we will continue our amazing relationship and win the best couple award (made by Seb). She is my best girl, and I am her best girl ♡.

Happy anniversary Amy!

Cosplaying

September 21st, 2014

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Cosplay, its an art of dressing up as a character from a TV series, movie, game or any other form of media. You get to pretend to be your favourite character, maybe act out a scene or two from the show/game.

My friends from anime@uts and JASS are doing this thing on Facebook where they talk about their cosplay experiences and tag other people to do it too. So I have been tagged, and instead of posting it on Facebook (ugh Facebook), I’m gonna talk about it here, on my blog.

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Hiroshima – 広島

September 20th, 2014

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After a relaxing and rejuvenating stay at Kurokawa, Amy and I continued our travels. Now we are heading to the city of Hiroshima, best known for its century old shrine and gate on the water (Miyajima Jinja) and of course the atomic bombing of 1945.

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Kurokawa Onsen – 黒川温泉

September 20th, 2014

Summer holidays are not over, and neither are my travels. This time my girl and I set on an adventure to venture into the mountains of Kumamoto prefecture, into a small town called Kurokawa onsen. It took us 3 hours to get there by bus from Kumamoto station; it was a long ride, but totally worth it.

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iPhone 6 and the Watch

September 10th, 2014

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Yesterday Apple announced the new generation iPhone and they had one more thing to say. The new iPhone comes in 2 models the iPhone6 and the 6+ with 4.7′ and 5.5′ screens respectively. They got a spec bump over the previous generation and a new slimmer design. Thats pretty much it. For features Apple introduced Pay, a service which will replace all your credit cards and allow you to pay with your iPhone using NFC. That’s awesome, but only available in the US for now.

Then came the big news, Apple announced their first wearable – the Watch. The smart watch field is something new to Apple and they decided that now would be the perfect time to try to make one. And they did, and its pretty. Read all about it on their website, they can describe it much better then I can.

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Though I would like to say, I would like to buy both the phone and the watch, the iPhone 6 is not worth it without Pay and Australia doesn’t have it yet. And the watch is still in its first generation, coming out in Jan or Feb next year. Maybe its worth waiting for the iWatch 2, which will be thinner and better.

The hype for September 9th

September 5th, 2014

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We all knew it was coming, but we probably have no idea how little know, and what to expect. I am of course talking about the September 9th Apple Keynote. Every year Apple has held a Keynote around this time in September to introduce their new hardware, more specifically new iPhones. We (by we I mean all the denizens of the internet and beyond) were all guessing that this year won’t be different. Oh boy, were we wrong. Well I can’t say for a fact yet, but come September 10th 2-4am Japan time, and I will be able to say that we were.

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Magical Mirai 2014

August 31st, 2014

Magical Mirai 2014

Happy birthday Miku!! You have been with us for the past 7 years, singing amazing songs which we will remember forever. And of course good work with the concert yesterday. It was amazing!

This year was the second Magical Mirai, this year held in both Osaka and Tokyo. Together with Tac, Dale, and Mary we went to see Miku preform live on stage. But not only did we get to see an amazing performance, but there was also an exhibition of Vocaloid related art, goods, and other things.

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