Saturday, May 28, 2011

Shoot em up!


You know, a funny thing happened at the last convention that I went to: I was gonna take a picture of two cosplayers, when this one fine gentleman offered to take a picture of me with them (even without me showing the intent to).

What happened afterward was that he gave me some advices on how to properly use my camera - I would've said, "uhh, and you're telling me all this because...?", but since he suddenly offered to take a picture of me out of the blue, I guess I'll let it slide.

And because he had given me some free unwanted advices, I thought I'd do the same and offer some advices on how to optimize the usage of (compact) digital cameras (sorry, I ain't got any DSLRs ahaha). Because knowledge is half of the battle innit?

This is not so much as a tutorial. Treat it as a rambling of some sort. After all, don't everyone love stories?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

C2AGE 2011

So I said that I'm gonna get serious and work on my thesis as soon as possible right? Turns out I did a leeeetle detour last weekend, by attending one anime conventions.

B-but it's not as if I was slacking off or anything! It's a good chance to meetup some familiar faces (and some new ones), right? Right?


Thursday, May 19, 2011

The place where I'll return to someday

How's everyone else? I see a lack of activity in the blogging sphere lately (i-it's not that I missed you guys or anything...)

...so yes, nothing much have been happening here back home. I've watched a couple episodes of this season's anime (with Nichijou and Deadman Wonderland being the ones I'm most up-to-date). I've watched the first episodes of X-men, planning to watch a couple of episodes from other anime as well: I'm keeping Ano Hana, C, Denpa Onna, and TWOGK 2 on my backlog. Also, I should get back to Kore wa Zombie and Fractale too - been leaving those 2 for a while now.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

This isn't actually a goodbye...

"I don't care if it's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I'm leaving it"
- Holden Caulfield, The Catcher In The Rye


What's up guys. I was very very much into the last two papers that I actually stopped coming online for 2 days (that's how serious I was), so I have a lot to catch up on other blog posts. And when the papers finished on Thursday, I spend the weekend just chilling and taking it easy. I was planning to write this straight away after the last paper, but procrastination got the best of me, heheh.

Anyway, as of last Thursday, I have finished the last of my exam papers, leaving only my final project writing and presentation (which kinda scares the hell out of me... tho I have two month to patch it all up). Come July, and I'll be gone from my university for good (at least, until September where I'll return for Master, but that's a different story).

What follow is some account of my stay at college (yes, I actually stayed at the same college for the whole 3 years, even if I eventually grew to become bored of it):


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

He's dead

"Osama's Death Will Ensure A More Peaceful And Safe World "
- Comment from a certain local politician

Seriously?


So by now probably half of the people across the globe is celebrating for the death of Osama, with a small number doing the opposite, lamenting the loss of 'freedom fighter', 'defender of faith', 'global Islamic fighter', or whatever (yes, we get some of the latter here too).

As for me? I couldn't care less. I never approved of his modus operandi - and his own view that he's godsend - so naturally I wasn't moved when the news came in. Rather, what gets me instead is how most people are quick to jump into the bandwagon and say, "finally, that terrorizing bastard is dead!", thinking that removing this guy out of the picture would solve the problem that's going on right now. Well, do you think that REALLY make the world more peaceful and safe? You don't think another Osama will rise up somewhere (or rather, we will 'create' another one), and another bloody cycle begins anew?

And you keep voicing out against terrorism - but what about the other more serious shit that's going on?At this rate, I think hunger, overpopulation, and pollution will get to us before terrorism does - but this is not the place for me to discuss that. At least, not yet.

Well, I'm honestly quite ignorant when it comes to geopolitics, so I think Needless post makes a better job at discussing this issue (the picture at the end is ace too).


Yes, I promised earlier that I won't be here until the next 2 week, but I just gotta get this thing off my chest. It has really bothered me, honestly. Hope you excuse this ranting...


'tis but a distant dream...


As for me, I'm done with another paper today - the last 2 papers won't be until next week. So off to the studying table I go...


How's everyone else doing?