Friday, 31 December 2010

Hetalia Character Songbook

bought this on a random impulse at Kinokuniya last week.

super cute!!

hetalia character songbook 01

Thursday, 23 December 2010

OP Proclamation of Freedom

finally had time to snap a few photos of this set.

OP promise of freedom 01
1st row (L to R); Buggy, "Diamond" Jozu, Marco the Phoenix, Luffy, Shanks, 7yr-Luffy
2nd row (L to R); Smoker, Tashigi, Sengoku, Hina, 7yr-Luffy variant, 10yr-Ace

OP promise of freedom 02
the young brothers.

OP promise of freedom 03
Luffy with Shanks.

the anime is almost at the end of the Marineford arc.


that means, the childhood story is coming up soon.

that also means, lots of tears will be shed.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sunday, 19 December 2010

One Piece #480

the emblazon Whitebeard Pirates symbol.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Aa Megami-sama OAD

the promotional trailer for the new Megami-sama OAD is out.

gosh, seems like ages since the last release.

no wonder there's a new Belldandy Holy Bell figurine from Volks.
volks belldandy holy bell
isn't she just gorgeous~

if only there wasn't a space constrain in my room. would definitely put her in the VIP area. along with my various Sanji POPs. hahahahaha.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 38

Episode 38: Hungary & Prussia

and a terribly off-tuned song by the Axis Powers.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Friday, 10 December 2010

For Sale: One Piece Items

check out my LiveJournal page for loose One Piece items on sale.

everything has been marked down by alot, since i need to get rid of all the extra items so that space can be freed in my manga cupboard where i'm stashing all the boxes.

photos of the items can also be found on my For Sale tab.

do check back regularly, since i haven't uploaded the Kuroshitsuji PPP loose items yet. they will be up soon!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

One Piece Going Merry Restaurant

news from ANN:

one piece restaurant

OMG!! that's so cool!!!

if you're in Japan from this weekend until May next year, be sure to visit the restaurant.


why am i not in Japan anymore...


Friday, 3 December 2010

2010 Top-Selling Manga (cont'd)

Top 10 best-selling manga by series in japan are,

01) One Piece (32,343,809 copies!!!)
02) Naruto (7,409,068 copies)
03) Kimi ni Todoke (6,572,813 copies)
04) Fairy Tail (5,739,526 copies)
05) Bleach (5,204,193 copies)
06) Fullmetal Alchemist (5,165,052 copies)
07) Gintama (3,978,439 copies)
08) Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (3,479,219 copies)
09) Nurarihyon no Mago (3,269,379 copies)
10) Nodame Cantabile (3,246,355 copies)

aside from doubling the figures from last year, One Piece dominates once again. which is totally amazing because from what i understand, in Japan, it's more common for most to read only the JUMP magazines and not buy the tankoubon unless they really want to collect the series.

that's how many people thinks One Piece is worth collecting!

Bleach has been upstaged by Kimi ni Todoke and Fairy Tail. totally predictable since the whole Aizen arc was uber draggy and boring. thank goodness it finally ended! the new arc just started, so it's up to Ichigo "recovering" his shinigami powers to help pull the statistics up for next year.

Nodame is also in Top 10 series. good sales is most likely due to the two movies released this year.

probably why Kimi ni Todoke is doing well too. besides the live-action movie released in September, there was also the anime that ended in late March. i'm so looking forward to season 2 in Winter 2010!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

2010 Top-Selling Manga

news from ANN,

Top 10 best-selling manga by volume in japan,

01) One Piece #59 (2,593,580 copies)
02) One Piece #57 (2,578,730 copies)
03) One Piece #58 (2,557,356 copies)
04) One Piece #60 (2,492,183 copies)
05) One Piece #56 (2,480,124 copies)
06) Fullmetal Alchemist #25 (1,340,772 copies)
07) Fullmetal Alchemist #24 (1,298,292 copies)
08) Nodame Cantabile #23 (1,241,997 copies)
09) Fullmetal Alchemist #26 (1,214,468 copies)
10) Naruto #49 (1,211,849 copies)

obviously, all the One Piece volumes released this year earned top placings. maybe there should be a competition of "Which is the best selling One Piece volume" instead. wahahahhaha.

and Nodame squeezes in to win one for the girls. MU-KYAA power~

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 36

Episode 36: Fusosososo~

and Chibitalia is back with HRE!! a tantrum-throwing Chibitalia is so cute too~

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale

predictable storyline, but hilarious to the max.

at least it was not a wasted $14 for a Sunday 3D movie.

official website here. i recommend watching the videos only after watching the movie proper.

need to get myself the OST soon.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Post Japan (Figurines)

One Piece bobbing heads.
OP bobbing heads 01
summer special where they had Luffy and Chopper in baseball uniforms of popular Japan teams.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 35

Episode 35: United States of Hetalia

Friday, 19 November 2010

Post Japan (Accessories)

went abit crazy and bought loads of mobile straps and keychains while we were shopping around Japan.

have no idea whether i would use all of them, but here's those in-use now.

Holy Roman Empire, Chibitalia and Souji, with my keys.

Thursday, 18 November 2010


since i only managed to go down to AFAX on sunday, photos are very limited. plus, my camera died on me after only 2 hours, so had to give up on the photo-taking early.

much more variety this year. many cosplayers which i can't remember where i've seen them but look awfully familiar.

these were also taken with my own camera, so quality is fantastic. maybe i'll repost if i get photos from ah gu.

anyway, onwards with photos!

first and foremost.

my favorite, the Sailor Moon gang!
super super nostalgic!! everyone was crowding around them when they appeared!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Japanese OLs on One Piece

interesting article from ANN.

Japanese Office Ladies, or OLs for short, were polled on One Piece.
OLs on One Piece

aside from the "which character they want as a boyfriend" and "which character they want to marry", OLs were also asked about who they want as their ideal live-action cast.

OLs on One Piece 02

i wouldn't mind Mukai Osamu as Sanji, and i definitely can see Oizumi Yo as Usopp! Shingo might be a little too old for Luffy though. heehee.

in any case, i totally agree that there shouldn't be any live-action version in the first place. HA!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 30 - 34

Episode 30: G8 meeting

Episode 31: China's Expeditions

Episode 32: England's Great Escape, Part 1

Episode 33: England's Great Escape, Part 2

if only he could get away from Germany.

Episode 34: Lost Galaxy Ranger

also included, Part 3 of England's Great Escape.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Post Japan (with photos)

finally uploaded the photos from the trip. next time, i'm not going to set the resolution that big anymore. took me 3 days to upload everything on photobucket.

here's some of the more interesting stuff that happened during the trip.
(image heavy!)

Thursday, 11 November 2010

One Piece Manga #60

2 million+ in first week alone.

One Piece continues to dominate the market with each book released. i heard from friends that Naruto is getting better, but even then, it has to bow down to the power of Odacchi.


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

10 things I love about Japan

1) the Land of Manga and Anime
no matter where you turn, there's always something greeting you in anime/manga form. whether it's people reading the latest manga magazines at the convenience stores, a poster, or even an anime character strap dangling on someone's mobile.

2) Mobile phones!
probably 80% of the population owns a flip mobile. but what is different is the variety of colors to suit each individual person, and the different mobile straps dangling from each mobile. even full-grown men have a strap or two, so you know it's not just the ladies. it's a culture!

3) Service
Japan has by far the best sales service among all the countries i've been to. the people are polite and patient, they really try their best to help you find what you want. and even if you end up not buying anything, they don't lose their smiles and waves you goodbye. you would feel compelled to buy something just to make their effort worth!

4) Disneyland!
thoroughly enjoyed myself there, even with the unexpected rain in the afternoon. i haven't had the chance to try all the rides in Disneyland, so a second trip is definitely warranted. it's no wonder you can keep going back there. definitely the happiest place on earth.

5) Kyoto
it was a hurried 3 days that we spent in Kyoto, which is hardly enough to really explore the place, so i would love to go back and walk through it more thoroughly. i love the architecture, where you can see glimpse of olden japan surrounded by the much newer buildings.

6) Mt Fuji
another place where we had lots of fun. though we couldn't see Fuji-san in its fine glory, clouds totally covered the peak on the 2 days we were there, we totally enjoyed the onsen stay at Kawaguchiko's Sunnide Resort. highly recommend everyone to stay there and enjoy the scrumptious dinner provided. the onsen is a definite must-try, and make your money's worth by going for a morning dip before breakfast!

7) Food
aside from the slightly expensive pricing, the food is delicious. well, except for natto. tried it on my last day there. ugghh. totally agree that it is not everyone's cup-of-tea, mine included. other than that, most other food items were delicious, even the rice taste different. YUMMY!

8) Akihabara
our trips to Akihabara, 2 days in all, saw me and ah gu going back with tons of stuff in our hands. whatever we missed on the first trip, we made up for it on our second trip. ohohohohohoho. but that also means we came back with more than our cupboards can take. =P

9) Ghibli Museum
if you're a Miyazaki Hayao fan, you must go to the museum to feel the magic. the only complaint i have is not being able to take photos inside the building. there's like 101 things i would love to snap photos of! other than that, just by seeing the mock-up of Miyazaki-sensei's animation studio, you will realize how much effort he puts into his hand-drawn animation. the latest Ghibli film, The Borrower Arrietty, has been out in Japan cinemas since July. i can't wait for it to be released in Singapore.

10) Vending Machines
where you can find hot drinks on an especially cold day! very important to have that bottle/can of ocha in your hand! of course, there's vending machines for meals, ties, cigarette and almost everything under the sun. vending machines are also important at restaurants where you just have to give the service staff your meal tickets and hot pipping food will be served to you without the hassle of having to converse to service staff with your minimal japanese.

photos in my next post~

Monday, 8 November 2010

tired but fulfilling

i'm back from japan.

it has been a great 2 weeks being in the land of my dreams and i thoroughly enjoyed myself.

photos will be coming up pretty soon, together with a list of top 10 things i love about japan. from real experience!


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Nendoroid Akiyama Mio

thought i'll have this up before the big trip. been a hectic two days and i've been reaching home at 11 plus every night.

but at least i'm all packed and ready.

Chantal Kreviazuk's version of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" has been ringing in my ears since last week.
now i can really sing the first phrase, "All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go".

in the meantime, enjoy Mio~



Monday, 18 October 2010

Anime Marathons after Japan

now that i'm finally finished with the Fall season write-up, it's finally finally time to countdown to Japan!


i'm sure i'll be doing loads of anime marathons when i come back from Japan, but i'll be more than willing to spend my weekends at home in front of the laptop. hahaha.



Fall 2010

better than last year, there are 14 new series i'm planning to pick up this Fall.

as per Summer season, i will be blogging each new Fall series as i watch them. all biased opinions ahead, so please don't flame me for what i feel.

all biased opinions are up!

Tsukimi (CV Hanazawa Kana), a jellyfish-obsessed girl, goes to Tokyo from the countryside, hoping to make it big as a illustrator. she stays in Amamizukan, an all-female complex, where all her roomies have their own "unique" otaku obsessions. Chieko (CV Saito Kimiko) is into Japanese porcelain dolls, Mayaya (CV Okamura Akemi) with Sangokushi, Banba-san (CV Kumai Motoko) with trains, and Jiji (CV Noto Mamiko) with old men.

Tsukimi encounters by a beautiful woman outside her local pet shop who helps her to save a dying jellyfish. beautiful woman goes home with Tsukimi, and she only finds out the next day that "she" is actually a guy, Koibuchi Kuranosuke (CV Saiga Mitsuki), who cross-dresses!

this is the 3rd otaku-orientated series this season, following Oreimo and Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai. and up to date, this is by far my favorite among the 3. the part where Tsukimi is having that "conversation" with the jellyfish is so cute. in case you think there's only going to be one male in the entire show, we still have 3 male characters that are listed but have yet to appear. i'm quite excited to see them soon, because they are voiced by Koyasu-sama, Itou Kentarou and Suwabe Junichi. mwahahahahaha.

posted 12 Oct,

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
Keima (CV Shimono Hiro), an avid gal-game player is known as the "Otoshigami" (the Falling God) in the online world for making all the (2-D) girls fall for him in more than 5000 games. he unknowingly accepts a contract from a demon, Elcea (CV Itou Kanae), to "capture" runaway spirits residing in real girls' hearts by making them fall for him, thus filling their hearts with love and forcing the spirits out.

this sounds somewhat similar to Kannagi, what with the random magical being and reluctant male lead. i'm almost sure Shimono-san was chosen because he's a natural at these character types.

To Aru Majutsu no Index II
Toma (CV Abe Atsushi) and Index (CV Iguchi Yuka) are back! as the "living store-room" of the Necessarius church's entire forbidden book collection, Index is still being targeted by individuals and organizations who wants to use the books for their own evil desires. Toma is still a Level 0 esper, even though his Imagine Breaker is enough to deem him useful as her guardian.

besides the return of familiar faces like Misaka (CV Satou Rina) and Himegami (CV Noto Mamiko), there's lots of newbies we can expect in the new season. at least, that's what the OP showed us. looking forward to seeing what other "misfortunes" Toma will be getting into.

Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
unlike Kaichou wa Maid, the maids of Seaside Maid Cafe are neither cute, nor moe, and they definitely do not make your hearts flutter. unless you consider fluttering as the heart pounding when a cup of hot coffee is flying at your face. which is probably why the cafe has little to no business too. i doubt anyone would appreciate clumsy waitresses.

the weird thing is, they actually cast Sakurai Takahiro as granny Uki, the owner of the cafe. yes, Sakurai-san. as an old woman. i didn't even know it was him until i was looking at the ANN page. totally surprise here.

in any case, i'm going to continue watching because Irino Miyu is cast as Hiroyuki, childhood friend of Hotori (CV Omigawa Chiaki), and i haven't watched anything of his since Cross Game ended in March.

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
to help a friend who is spirit-possessed, Haruka (CV Fujimura Ayumi) engaged the help of Yakumo (CV Ono Daisuke), who has a unique crimson red left eye that allows him to see spirits. after solving the first case, they started to work together, albeit unwillingly on Yakumo's part, as strange events starts to happen one after another in their university.

something that ah gu would probably love, a detective series. although it is geared towards a more spiritual nature. i'm just hoping i wouldn't scrapped this after a few episodes.

Togainu no Chi
set in a post-war Japan, the city of Toshima is controlled by a crime syndicate called Vischio. falsely accused of murder, Akira's (CV Toriumi Kousuke) only way to get back his freedom is to enter a battle game called "Igura" in Toshima, where he has to defeat the leader, Il Rey, and destroy the syndicate.

adapted from a BL game, obviously what i'm looking for are the pretty boys. i can only say i wasn't as interested as i would've thought i would be after Ep1. hope the story will start to pick up, much like how enjoyed Uraboku as the story progressed.

posted 07 Oct,

Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge
another sequel from Spring, Ichinomiya Kou AKA Recruit (CV Kamiya Hiroshi) and Nino (CV Sakamoto Maaya) are back with the residents under the Arakawa bridge. hopefully, season 2 will finally reveal the truth behind Nino and how she ended up under the bridge.

i've grown to look forward to every episode of Arakawa. it's nonsensical, but that is also what makes it so damn funny.

Otome Youkai Zakuro
Agemaki Kei (CV Sakurai Takahiro) and his fellow lieutenants are dispatched to fight alongside half-younin girls (half-human, half-youkai's), against out-of-control youkai's in an alternate Meiji era.

the only thing hindering Agemaki from doing his job is that he is terrified of youkai's! he tries to hide it from the girls, especially Zakuro (CV Nakahara Mai) whom he's paired with, but was found out rather quickly when he can't even go to the restroom at night without freaking out at the sight of random youkai's around the house.

now this is a super dark horse and may just be my No.1 favorite for Fall. youkai's, magic, guys in uniform, kimonos and nekomimi girls. you name it, they have it.

as for the romance go-ers (that's me), while the main couple is definitely Agemaki and Zakuro, i'm more interested in what will happen between Susukihotaru (CV Hanazawa Kana) and Yoshinokazura Riken (CV Hino Satoshi).

it's also another series with an awesome cast. besides those mentioned above, there's the likes of Toyosaki Aki and Horie Yui as twins Bonbori and Houzuki, and Kaji Yuuki as Hanakiri Ganryuu. it wouldn't be surprising to me if the female seiyuus were chosen for their singing abilities, as it seems that singing is part of the incantation for the girls before they start fighting.

posted 06 Oct,

Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
Chizuru (CV Kuwashima Houko) is back with the Shinsengumi bishies, Hijikata Toshizou (CV Miki Shinichiro), Okita Souji (CV Morikubo Showtaro), Saitou Hajime (CV Toriumi Kousuke) and many more. we get to see them with a change into Western-styled clothes, although i much prefer the Shinsengumi uniforms from season 1.

another continuation from Spring, i have NO IDEA why they always want to split what would be a perfectly normal 24-episodes series into 2 seasons. Ep1, or Ep13 depending on how you view this, was fantastic in any case. full-fledged swooning is required! for all the guys!

i will definitely be following up with a fan-girl post soon.

Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto
Takuto (CV Miyano Mamoru) is the new guy at Southern Cross Island and his wish is to experience a fabulous high school life. this begins almost immediately when he saves his classmate Wako from a group known as the "Order of the Glittering Star Cross" who are interested in certain robots in the island.

these robots, called Cybody, are sealed in the island's underground ruins and can only be unsealed by shrine maidens, of which Wako (CV Hayami Saori) is one of them. as it turns out, Takuto just happens to be the "Galatic Pretty Boy", the ONE that can go against the Order, and he comes fully equipped with his own Cybody named Tauburn. if you think it's outrageous enough, you should watch Takuto's transformation sequence. it could have done Sailor Moon proud.

i was all anticipating Ep1 and it was probably THE show i was waiting for. but maybe, just maybe, it was a little too overdone. cos i didn't come out of Ep1 with heart pumping or mind-blowing excitement.

i'm still going to continue watching though. there are just some shows that you need to stick to, to see if they're really worth it. and really, just having Miyano-san as the main lead is reason enough to make me watch this. not to mention the stellar cast of Sakamoto Maaya, Kuwashima Houko, Fukuyama Jun, Ishida Akira, Tomatsu Haruka, Taketatsu Ayana, Miki Shinichiro and Koshimizu Ami.

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Kyousuke (CV Nakamura Yuuichi) who has always been coldly ignored by his younger sister Kirino (CV Taketatsu Ayana) accidentally finds out that she is secretly into eroge. she ropes him not only into keeping her secret but also into her otaku world by forcing him to play ero-games in the middle of the night, all for the sake of getting to know her hobby of course.

as i watched Ep1, all i could think about it how dysfunctional the family would be if Azu-nyan (K-ON!), Alto (Macross Frontier), Kenpachi (Bleach) and Viletta (Code Geass) were sitting at the dinner table. cos that's exactly who the CVs for the Kosaka family are. hahaha.

posted 03 Oct,

about two guys on their road to becoming mangakas. Moritaka (CV Abe Atsushi) has the gift for drawing but has no ambition in life. in comes top student classmate Akito (CV Hino Satoshi), who doesn't have the drawing ability but do have the literacy talent, and approaches him to be his mangaka partner after he sees Moritaka's sketch of the girl he likes.

i'm guessing we will see lots of manga references throughout the show, since One Piece and Dragonball has already been mentioned in Ep1. and since i've never read the manga before, i wonder if they would get all technical and show how a mangaka actually works in real life.

posted 02 Oct,

Tegami Bachi REVERSE
sequel to last year's series about Letter Bees (AKA postmen) delivering packages while battling giant insects called Gaichuu that roams the land of Amberground. since i don't read the manga, i've only heard that most of the stuff from season 1 are really all filler material.

this time, they are finally going to start the real story with Gauche and Lag. and the former will finally have more screen time instead of just being in the flashback scenes.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Hakuouki II Episode 01

well-overdue fangirl-ing post on Hakuouki.

Shinsengumi returns!!
hakuouki II 01-01

any takers on who i'm (still) fangirl-ing?

Friday, 15 October 2010

Nendoroid Hirasawa Yui

heehee. think i went a little crazy with the photoshoot.



Thursday, 14 October 2010

OP Petit Chara Land Strong World Fruits Party

the cutest set from the Strong World movie.

~Fruits party~
OP SW fruit party 01
anyone for a cocktail?

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 28 & 29

Episode 28: Italy is not a good mediator

Episode 29: Austria's Freeloading Series

FYI, Beethoven was German, not an Austrian.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Nendoroid Hirasawa Yui (preview)

haven't had the time to do a photo session yet, but here's the Yui nendoroid ah gu picked up for me last week.

taken at birdy's house last week when we went over to do some Japan trip planning.
was the first time trying the camera of my new mobile, Nokia E5, so pretty much explains the crappy out-of-focus photo. oh well.

i probably will do a coverage together with the Mio nendoroid. just have to go pick it up from the shop and wait for my camera to come back.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

OP Anime Heroes ~Enies Lobby Arc~

i don't like the figurine combination in this set. too messed up and incomplete.

1st row (L->R), Zoro, Sanji, Nami, Luffy, Chopper, Tom, little Yokozuna, Rocket Man
2nd row (L->R), Kumadori, Jyabura, Fukurou, Spandam, Rob Lucci, Blueno, Kaku, Kalifa, Leopard Lucci
3rd row (L->R),Yokozuna, T-Bone, Kiwi, Mozu, Nico Olvia, little Robin, Monster Chopper

Strawhat Pirates
yes, i HAD to take Sogeking, Franky and Robin from the Water 7 set to make them complete.

Friday, 1 October 2010

beloved is back


*swoons over*

and he changed his hair parting!! now we all know his eyebrows curl in the same direction. HA!

don't like the mustache-and-goatee thing he has, though i highly doubt Odacchi is going to make him shave it.

check out the rest of the crew here.

they all look fantastically strong now. ^_^.``

Thursday, 30 September 2010

can't get this out of my head

K-ON's Gohan wa Okazu

every morning, this is the first song that comes into mind after i wake up.
and stays with me well after my morning bath.

it's perpetually stuck!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Reborn #203


went slightly overboard with the sceencaps.

Flan is cute as always.
reborn 203-03

Hetalia World Series Ep 27

Episode 27: it's weird for Germany not to booze?

Friday, 24 September 2010

Singapore GP

courtesy of a friend who asked me 15min ago,

i'm going to the GRAND PRIX tonight!!!

check out where i'm sitting!
GP bay area

sure, it's the practice session. but who cares! i'm never going to willingly pay for the tickets, so this is as good as it gets!




update @ 12.30am,

i'm back!! and still on an F1-high!

evidence of my entry.
Photobucket Photobucket

more photos to come after i get them from yomay~

Petit Nendoroid Junjou Romantica

Petit Junjou Romantica 01
Takahashi Misaki, Suzuki-san, Usami Akihiko

Petit Junjou Romantica 02
the "笨蛋情侣".

i'm tempted to bring Suzuki-san to Japan with me. since he's so small anyway.


influenced from Mr Danny Choo himself.

will see how it goes.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 26

Episode 26: Neko-talia

OMG!! the cats are so cute!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

K-ON finale: Tenshi ni Fureta yo!

how to make Azu-nyan cry even more than she expected?

write a love song to her~

this is going down as one of the best slice-of-life after ARIA.

at least in my books.

Hokago Tea Time will be sorely missed by everyone.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Reborn #202

*important news at the end*

the end of the battle with Byakuran.

TYL Tsuna Primo's final gift to Tsuna.
reborn 202-01

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

What hides behind Apple marketing campaign?

from Mobile Geek Inc, What hides behind Apple marketing campaign?

some abstracts,

"...People love everything what is easy and intuitive. This is the reason, why Apple went so high and succeeded so much presenting iPhone to world. It is obligatory to admit – iPhone brought a lot of new inventions and ideas to mobile phones business. It was great step forward in technology and future of portable devices. And it still is...

...With the statement and game presentation Apple killed many well-known brands. Brands, which were with us, we could say, forever: Nintendo and Sony PSP. But it’s not everything...

...It is all good, people would say, Apple products are good devices, which fit the customers’ lifestyle. But it is not true.

Their device don’t FIT customers’ lifestyle. They CREATE it. They FORCE it. They make customers DEPENDABLE on them. They make people Apple products slaves.

Apple is filling every, even the tiniest, niche in the market and replacing already existing products, services, the same killing other brands. That is what the risk is, competition is competition.

But not here. Apple, with their “amazing, magical and remarkable” products addicts people to their devices and CREATES their lifestyle.

Soon there will be no place for individuality in the world: everybody will be using iPhone to call and text, iPod to listen to music and play games, iMac to work and AppleTV to watch television.

Is this how you want your world to look like?

Wake up and look into the future...

and you thought i was the only one who doesn't like Apple.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 25

Episode 25: Spain is an M?

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

One Piece #465

i can't imagine how Garp feels at this point.
OP 465-01

OP 465-02

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 24

Episode 24: Turkey appears

Thursday, 2 September 2010

BECK live-action movie

from what i've read so far, lots of effort has been put in by each of the main cast, including Mizushima Hiro, Satou Takeru, Mukai Osamu, Kiritani Kenta and Nakamura Aoi. all underwent intensive training so that they can play with actual instruments, and more than 30 original songs will be performed during the movie.

wonder if they would retain the Moon on the Water by Maho from the anime.

here's hoping that there is the slightest bit of chance the movie would touch singapore waters.


i will try to ignore the terrible long hair he had in Beck since it's required of his character. thank goodness he got it cut off after the movie. *phew*

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 22 & 23

Episode 22: England is mean

Japan has some really pent-up anxieties over America.

Episode 23: Austria is loved

Spain and chibi-Romano are back~

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Reborn #199

Chrome is rushing towards Mukuro.
reborn 199-01

when a sudden beam rushes towards her.
reborn 199-02

guess who managed to catch her before she hits the ground?
reborn 199-03

Mukuro-sama desu~
reborn 199-04

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

One Piece SMAPxSMAP special

(image taken from Kaizoku Fansubs)

OMG! how cool is that!!

can't wait to watch it soon!!

view Kaizoku Fansubs post here.

UPDATE on 26/08,
there's a video uploaded on with chinese subs. the quality isn't fantastic, as with most tudou videos, but it's definitely better than nothing.

and i'm going to believe that Takuya is a true One Piece fan. that non of his answers were pre-rehearsed.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 21

Episode 21: Anglo-Japanese Alliance

Sunday, 22 August 2010

One Piece #463

highlights from ep463.

and continuing the Bleach-seiyuus-in-OP from previous post, you'll realize most of the big shots in Marineford were also part of Bleach.

Mihawk's blast being stopped before hitting Whitebeard.
OP 463-01

Edward Newgate
OP 463-02
CV Arimoto Kinryuu. AKA Kuchiki Ginrei, Byakuya's grandfather.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Reborn #198

Reborn post back-to-back.

because the show stealer is back~

Mukuro Rukudo desu!
reborn 198-01
of course, we all know it was Flan that got him out of the Vendicare Prison.

Reborn ONA

a ONA was recently released that involves the Vongola 10th family going on a trip around Japan.

the highlights, for me, can be summed up in two points;
1) onsen
2) ten-year bazooka

for some reason, the girls end up serving in the onsen ryokan.
reborn OVA-01

Monday, 16 August 2010

POP Sanji ~Strong World Edition~

*edited 16 Aug: more photos added*

need i say more?

except the fact that i've been waiting for this baby for ages.

i almost broke his left gun while trying to fit it into his hand. almost. it's really hard to fit in!!

look at thy gorgeous physique.
OP SW Sanji POP 02


look at thy gorgeous face.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Reborn CCG Collaborate

got this way earlier than any of the One Piece sets i've been posting for the past week or so. just that i was too lazy to do a shoot until recently.

reborn CCG 01
Byakuran is the only one in a priest outfit, while the rest are in tradition clothing.

was supposed to be a 10-piece set, but for some unknown reason, Reborn and Lambo was taken out.

updated 23/11/2010,

found Reborn and Lambo in Japan!

complete set~

Thursday, 12 August 2010

One Piece Manga #59

latest record for One Piece volume 59.

1.85 million copies in the first week!


of course it sells! this is the wrap-up of Marineford!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 20

Episode 20: Romano messes with Italy's mind

OP Super Ship Collection

the painting and finish wasn't as fantastic as i hoped it would be, but it's definitely a set worth collecting.

the whole set
OP Super ships 01

OP Super ships 02