100 anime days – Day 1

September 16th, 2015

In 2013 when I just became an exec in anime@UTS, Anthony and I started this “game” where every day we would post 1 question on the club FB group and all the new and existing members would reply to. These questions ranged from favourite anime characters, to most hated moments, but were always related to anime. We called it 100 days of anime. Now, almost 3 years later, the list has found me again (thanks to a certain kiri bird), and I decided, why not do it again, this time on my blog. It would give it new life, and honestly when was the last time I blogged about anything anime related?

Chobits

Day 1 – Very first anime

Ok, so this one is a bit tough, mainly because when I was a kid and watched Cartoon Network and Jetix, I had no idea that some of the shows I watched were actually anime (Japanese made animated TV shows). So excluding stuff like Pokemon, Digimon, Shaman King, etc. my first anime would be Chobits. Its a romantic comedy about a guy in modern Japan, who falls in love with a robot (I know crazy right…. We shall see who has the last laugh in about 20 years when that becomes the norm). Its a rather touching story about love, hardships and life in general; spiced up by sci-fi and echi.

Why did I watch it? My friend Andrew from the UK (well he is actually Ukranian, but lives in the UK) came over to Latvia for a visit and he just got into anime himself. What better way to share your interests then to spread them around. We opened up YouTube and watched my first ever (proper) anime, English dub though.

Then I watched Love Hind, Ouran, Umisho, Hayate, Zero no Tsukaima, Index, etc…. etc…

Cosplaying

September 21st, 2014

cosplay

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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Ruben Schade

June 15th, 2014

!Ruben

I don’t write about people, heck I don’t even talk to people unless we have something in common. There are only a few people that have had a big influence on my life, I call them my sempais, my shishos, my senseis, my mentors. This post is kind of like a reply post, but also as a thank you post.

Embarrassing, Shy, Socially awkward. Yes those are words that would fit us well, don’t you agree Ruben? But yet, we somehow managed to talk to each other and start this ball rolling, and hey, I could’t have wished for a better first university friend then you!

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Preparations for Japan – Part 3 (Farewells)

March 30th, 2014

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Visa and plane tickets have been acquired, packing has been done, all my boxes have been moved to my Imouto’s and Lexi’s place, and now all the farewell lunches, dinners, and parties are now done. I have 1 day left in Sydney and then I am off to glorious Japan.  Thank you to all my friends who took the time from their busy lives to meet me one last time this year, before I head off. Thank you for giving such a wonderful experience in so many different restaurants. Thank you to the anime club, drawing circle and JASS people (especially Ritchi) for organizing a farewell party last week before the Kyary concert. Thank you to all my friends from urbanest, all my Russian friends and my friends from back home for this last week.

Also 2 of my closest friends had their birthdays this week. Ruben and Tac.

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きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ LIVE in Sydney 2014

March 25th, 2014

Kyari

Kyaaaaaaaryyyyyyyyy, one of the most ‘unusual‘ J-Pop idols visited Sydney last weekend, and how better to celebrate your 6 month anniversary with your girlfriend, then by visiting this concert! It is the first time that Kyari visited Australia, and it seems that she rather likes it here! This one and a half hour concert featured all of her most popular songs, as well as some new and less famous ones. It was a very nice way to spend one of my last days in Sydney for 2014; together with my friends like Seb, Ruben, Clara, etc. I managed to take a lot of photos with Amy’s iPhone and she posted them all up: here.

Kyari is continuing her world tour now, and hopefully she will come to Sydney again next year! Better quality photos of the concert: here.

Sydney Jazz and Blues Festival at Darling Harbour

June 10th, 2012

Jazz and Blues

Photo by Rubenerd (he has more good pics).

9th – 11th of June there is a Jazz and Blues festival happening in Darling Harbour Sydney. So yesterday we decided to go look around and listen to some music. We includes @Rubenerd, @Sebasu_tan, @hanezawakirika, @adasifs, @Keodara_, @alchmyest and me @jamiejakov.

At first we met up at the UTS tower at 3:30 and just went towards Darling Harbour, where we listened to Kira Puru & the Bruise fro about 30 mins. Then we got Ruben a hot cup of coffee to keep him warm and went under the big tent to watch the last performance of the day.

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