Archive for April, 2010

Helicopter

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Aw yeah, bought me a new helicopter.  I’ll probably bring it to work and get fired lol…well, hopefully not.  But I will bring it to work.  Right now it’s slowly charging via my usb port.

In other news…some nicolinks:

Got some new books

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

I somehow managed to be part of a feature on optimistic penguin’s blog!  She is doing a feature on figure photographers that inspire her and she has some great people featured in her currently ongoing spotlight series.  She herself is a great photographer and her blog is definitely worth checking out.  There are some great reviews and comics to be seen ^^!  Looking at all the other great photos makes me realize how I need to put more thought into my compositions.  Hopefully that aspect of my photography will improve as I get more comfortable behind the lens.

On to my most recent splurge…

Got some new books today.  This is probably the fastest I’ve ever got something I’ve ordered via EMS.  Got my shipping confirmation e-mail from HMV Japan on Monday afternoon and it arrived via post this morning.  Shipping cost was a bitch, but everything arrived safe and sound.

  • Hayate no Gotoku vol. 23 & 24
  • Esprit vol. 5
  • K-ON! Official Band Score Part 2
  • K-ON! Artbook with magazine cover and tribute illustrations

This brings my manga collection pretty much back up to date, with the exception of あっち、こっち.  Didn’t even realize a new volume came out for that one.  The K-ON! stuff is pretty good, probably try to learn a couple new songs from the character singles later on.  The artbook has some nice tribute arts, kind of makes me want to start drawing again.

In other news, I caught a cold a little earlier in the week, hopefully it goes away soon.  Every time I catch a cold it seems to aggravate my anxiety symptoms so been trying to take it easy, although work will be super busy until at least mid-May. I have a site visit to go to tomorrow afternoon on the other side of the island so hopefully things go okay.  Other than that, gotta try not to spend too much money and start saving again.  Is till have pre-orders pending that will probably trickle in towards the end of the April to early May but I should have enough funds stashed away to cover it.  March really did a number on my bank account -_-.

Kawaii Kon (Kauai Con)

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Another weekend come and gone, this one a little different from the rest.  Today marks the last day of our local three day anime convention, Kawaii Kon.  I stopped by a couple times on Saturday to check it out, somehow I remember it being better when I went three years ago, but overall I guess it wasn’t too bad. The highlight of the event was probably the giant totoro that would occasionally make the rounds, with an eager crowd of followers trailing just behind.

More pictures of the con up on my flickr page.  There was a group of people cosplaying Blazblue characters but I didn’t get a good chance to get their picture.  I did end up spending some money (besides the 25 bucks for a day pass and 10 bucks overall for parking).  In the end I got a bunch of small things that I probably didn’t need, but it ended up adding up to be a substantial amount of money. Oh well, my credit card bill was a little lower than I expected so I get to spread the debt over into next month, which should be a more frugal month.  I guess in the end I’m happy I went; it was better than staying at home all day.

Back from the dead…

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Think it’s about time I actually started keeping this blog up to date.  Going to try to turn commenting back on, hopefully it doesn’t get flooded with spam comments about prescription drugs like the last time.

Dirty worktopBeen keeping up with my photography hobby so far.  Overspent a bit on the figure purchasing, but it’s proving to be a fun hobby to snap pictures of them and collect them.  Spending a lot of time here and there checking up on Tsuki-board, the community there is pretty great and the database is pretty expansive.  I tried my hand at writing a couple of figure reviews this month; it can be kind of draining but at least I hope I’m contributing a bit and providing some additional info about those figures through images and words.

Right now I’m in save money mode, pretty much just spending money on food and other necessities until I can save up some money to splurge on a new lens or something.  So far I cancelled one figure pre-order, Kotobukiya’s Kasugano Sora.  Sad to see it slip out of my fingers but at the same time it was an impulse pre-order so I can probably do without it.

Anime-wise so far this new season has been pretty dismal but I guess we’ll see as the season continues on; maybe some shows will start to pique my interest a bit more.  Arakawa Under the Bridge seems to be showing promise in a Gag Manga Biyori type of way, and of course there’s the new season of K-ON!!.  There’s a few other shows I’ll probably keep watching, maybe something interesting will happen.  I guess I’m just kinda sad to see some of the shows from last season end, like Nodame Finale and Bakatest.  If anything proves to be good enough maybe I’ll start blogging about a couple of shows.

Work-wise things have been busy, but I guess that’s good.  Stress is starting to get to me a bit but hopefully when things start slowing down (hopefully) I’ll be able to take some time off and relax.  Entered a charity golf tournament next month with some guys at work, hopefully my anxiety issues don’t bother me.  If they don’t that should be pretty fun.  I told them to give me a 20 handicap…I wonder if that could be considered sandbagging >:D.

I need to get around to sorting all the music in my collection, haven’t updated my Zune in months and I keep forgetting to use the 10 monthly credits from my Zune pass.  Been playing my drums pretty much everyday but I need to start playing along to some harder songs.  Dusted off my guitar a bit and started learning 「私の恋はホッチキス」 from K-ON!.  It’s proving to be a fun distraction.

Art-wise, been doodling a bit here and there.  It’s not a priority so I guess that will do for now.

I probably won’t be updating this blog daily or anything, but if anybody is reading this, expect updates at least a couple of times a week.