August 14th, 2013


So it seems that Thomas the Tank Engine is in Sydney Central station. My good friend Clara, blogged about it and she even had a video of the opening theme. Since we didn’t really have this show on TV when I was a kid, or maybe we did I just haven’t seen it, I can’t relate that well to my friends who are nostalgic about this. I do however know the story and premise.

So why make this post? Well, after listening to the OP again, it reminded me of a certain YouTube video. If you have seen the anime Steins;Gate then you would know that in ep 16 or so (maybe earlier, I don’t really remember) Mayushii and Okabe are in the subway at Akiba and then ……


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Doctor Who Google Maps Easter Egg

August 14th, 2013

Doctor Who

You have all probably heard of Dr. Who at some point or another, cause the show has been going for half a decade! This year in November the show is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Well since its Geek Week, Google Maps introduced an interesting easter egg into Google Maps. You can look inside the Tardis with street view!

(If you don’t know what the TARDIS is, come on.)

TechCrunch wrote up an article about it, with detailed instruction on how to get in. So head over there and see how the Tardis looks from the inside.

SMASH! 2013

August 11th, 2013

SMASH 2013

SMASH! – the Sydney Manga and Anime SHow is a convention happening every year in Sydney, and its goal is to celebrate the culture of Anime, Manga, Video games, and Cosplay. Saturday, August 10th 2013 at 9am the Sydney Exhibition Center Darling Harbour opened its doors for over 7000 pop culture fans from around Australia and even overseas. Aside from big companies like Madman and KingsComics smaller circles and clubs were given stalls to sell their own merchandise; Anime@UTS was no exception. We had badges, post cards, phone charms, even panda hats.

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Commonwealth Bank new iPhone App

August 9th, 2013

Netbank app

Last week I was contacted by a marketing research organization on behalf of Commonwealth Bank in regards to their iOS mobile banking app. Basically its a focus group where they showed up slides of the new software and asked us questions about how we feel when seeing these new features. It sounded like an interesting thing to do on a Thursday evening, especially cause they gave me $80!

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More Ghibli Blu-rays

August 7th, 2013

Ghbilbi BD Collection

I am collecting the Blu-rays for the Studio Ghibli movies. I love the studio and most of their movies, so I have set out to collect all of their BluRays! I mentioned in a post before as to how I started my collection, and now when Porco Rosso arrived I can blog about how my collection has grown.

Kiki was given to my for my birthday in February by my good friends from the anime club and Porco Rosso I ordered myself, because it is my second favorite movie out of all the Ghiblies, so I had to have it! Lets see how long it will take for me to finish my collection.

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Kill Bill

July 31st, 2013

Kill Bill yellow poster

Why have I not seen this movie up until now? Its a Quentin Tarantino movie, yet I have just watched it last week! Well, to be honest, I haven’t seen any of his other movies, but I have heard very good things about them and some people even say that he is a genius when it comes to film making. There is no reason why it took me so long to watch Kill Bill, but I am grateful to German for making me watch it (just like that: “we are watching this movie now, no buts!”). I will just give a brief overview of the show and wont get into much detail, so there will be no spoilers.

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I’m coming home

July 25th, 2013


My holiday is over, its time to go back to Sydney, my current home, where my friends and loved ones are eagerly awaiting my return. It was fun, this month flew by very quickly. I got to see my parents and meet some of my high school friends as well as my best friend German (Herman – Гера). He left for Austria, I left for Australia.

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Super Hexagon Cleared!

July 23rd, 2013

Super Hexagon game

 I was introduced to this game by my friend Patrick. I remember that day well, it was before one of our club karaoke sessions, Pat came over and said something along these lines: “Hey Vadim, I know you love juBeat, here is a game that will test your skills even more. Its called Super Hexagon.”

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What am I watching? – Summer 2013 edition

July 19th, 2013


The summer 2013 anime season is already in week 3 so I might as well say what I am watching and give some recommendations, just like I did in 2012.

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The Pixar Theory – They Are All Connected!

July 16th, 2013


 I went to my good friend Clara’s blog and saw an article about Pixar. Well Pixar being my favorite western animation studio (Shaft, KyoAni, Ghibli are still my top3 in japan) I just had to read it. It is a interesting theory by this guy – Jon Negoroni but its so crazy that it might even be true! Hey they even mention time travel to fit in Monsters Inc and Brave.

As Clara put it, she was:


I concur! After reading this theory I have the sudden urge to to rewatch all the Pixar movies in the chronological order that he made as if they were connected.