Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Things on the internet that make you want to facepalm

Well, if one were to make a list of said things, the list could be quite big - or small, if you're thickheaded (like the ones who do those things in the first place)

I brought this topic up because of this rather famous e-mail that one of my Facebook contact posted in his wall:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Director Satoshi Kon passed away

TOKYO – Acclaimed Japanese animated film director Satoshi Kon, known for "Tokyo Godfathers," "Millennium Actress" and other prize-winning movies, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 46.

Considered one of Japan's most exciting directors of animated films, or "anime," Kon was born in 1963 on the island of Hokkaido and debuted as a comic book artist at age 23 while still an art student at Musashino Art University near Tokyo. He began making animated films about 1990, establishing a style that blurred the boundaries of reality and fantasy.

Kon died Tuesday, his wife Kyoko said in a statement released on his official website, Kon's Tone.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Music the great communicator

Co-incidentally, there were some talk of musicians in some other blogs that I'm watching, so the timing for this post is... I dunno, good?

Anyway, I figured that after my rambling on anime watching, I'd talk a bit on my music listening. Bear with me as I go on for a bit of rambling...

My brother once described my music taste as 'indie'. He was of course not really comparing my choice of musicians to that of the so-called 'indie musicians' - what he was merely pointing out was that I listen to many different genre of music - with some genre that is even rather hard to pinpoint.

Friday, August 20, 2010

On internet: use your HEAD

It's near 2 AM, and I've just signed out of the mail after doing some last minute e-mailing. I then found this rather amusing article, which involves marriage and Facebook.

Marriage and Facebook? Doesn't sound too good, right?

Dread of the unknown hung in the air as Lynn France typed two words into the search box on Facebook: the name of the woman with whom she believed her husband was having an affair.

Click. And there it was, the stuff of nightmares for any spouse, cuckolded or not. Wedding photos. At Walt Disney World, no less, featuring her husband literally dressed as Prince Charming. His new wife, a pretty blonde, was a glowing Sleeping Beauty, surrounded by footmen.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Radiohead have great song (and great video too)

While writing about narcissist and attention seekers in the last post, I was looking for the lyric of a song by a certain rock band from UK. I am of course referring to the great Radiohead (shame you if you don't know them =P), and the song in question is just "Just"

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Not wanting to be called a hypocrite...

Yes, yes, I know I've talked about the reason why I started this blog a while ago, but let me just make it a little clearer:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mandatory Ramadhan post

You know, a while ago I mention how this blog won't be too personal and stuff... well, I guess I'll still try to keep it that way - i.e. I won't indulge too much about myself here (unlike those 'syok sendiri' people, haha)

With that being said, I would like to wish everyone out there a happy Ramadhan - and take care of your health (there's been a lot of flu recently, and the image of a lecture hall where practically everyone is coughing is somewhat unnerving)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Calling all animu fans!

If you think of it, it's kinda funny for a people of a country to have the desire to emulate those of a distant, faraway country, in which those two doesn't share any cultural similarity at all.

I'm of course talking about Japanophile, a.k.a. the condition (or disease? lol!) where a non-Japanese person have an affinity with the land of the rising sun. Or as the great wiki sums it: "Japanophilia is an interest in, or love of, Japan and all things Japanese. (Its opposite is Japanophobia.) One who has such an interest or love is a Japanophile."

Friday, August 6, 2010

Touhou: the other side of the game

I’ll be honest about Touhou: I’ve heard about it way back since last year, but I’ve never actually check it out until about a few month ago.

And I’ve since then come to be a big fan of Touhou, and while it’s still too soon to say so, I think I’ll continue to stick around the series for quite a while.

Anyway, moving on to the post…

Jun'ya Ota @ ZUN, the loli loving, booze drinking, awesome creator of Touhou

Jun, a certain geologist from a certain university from a certain country (no relationship with the former, but related to yours truly)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Let's play indie game #3: Touhou

All right, I guess I should finally sit down and write about the last out of three indie games I'm playing - I planned to write this earlier, but my schedule is quite packed lately (that, plus I was going for an anime-manga convention recently - might write that one later)

Anyway, we'll now look at the shoot em up indie game, Touhou.