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There she is!!

April 17, 2011

I am excited that I came across this lovely flash animation called There she is!!, or its Korean title, 떳다 그녀!!, by SamBakZa, a Korean artist trio. There she is!! tells a story about romance between a cat and rabbit. This amazingly cute and fun series was able to (and still does) capture the hearts of many American and European audiences in 2004 which boosted its popularity. The series has five episode, or steps, which last between 3 – 6 minutes. I adore the series astounding soundtrack! Each episode features a different indie band’s song. Here is There she is!! Step 1:

[ Step 1 | Step 2 | Step 3 | Step 4 | Final Step]

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Popular Korean Exclamations!

April 6, 2011

I seriously love these guys! It’s awesome when you are watching a Korean drama or a variety show and know the exclamations being used.  One of my favorites amongst the 13 is “Assa!”. If you don’t know who these folks are, they’re from TalkToMeInKorean.com. Talk To Me In Korean is a wonderful place to… well, learn Korean. Everything is on the site is free for learning. They provide lessons, vocabulary, grammar, culture talks, and the list goes on and on.

If you plan on learning Korean or are already in the process, please, PLEASE check the site out if you haven’t! I have gotten up to lesson 13 on level 1 and its absolutely great! Since I’ve been busy my Korean studies haven’t budged since the beginning of March! Gaaaah.

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EOWO [4]: Distraction is a Gift

January 30, 2011

My rampage for JIN has taken a halt due to school (darn it)! I did manage to finish episode 8 Friday and start on episode 9. I only have three more episodes to go. All I have to do is wait for season 2 which begins in spring. I know some of you may realize I am doing the exact same thing I did with Hotaru no Hikari, but I swear that I didn’t know JIN had a bad ending until I read the reviews. On Friday, I also tried watching Fuyu no Sakura. I am still interested it’s just… I was multitasking on the first impression for SCHOOL!! and I ended up getting engulfed in that. I’m not even half way through on Fuyu no Sakura, but I am liking it so far. The promotion picture looks a bit depressing yet exquisite. Sigh, there’s sure to be plenty of heartbreak and reading the summary doubles the possibility:

“Fuyu no Sakura” is described as a pure love story with similarities to the popular Korean drama “Winter Sonata” (titled “Fuyu no Sonata” in Japan). Kusanagi plays a gentle glass craftsman in Yamagata who has no experience in love. Imai plays an older housewife with a husband and daughter who goes on a trip alone to Yamagata, hoping to see sakura trees blooming in winter. She gets into an accident, but is saved by Kusanagi. He ends up tending to her, and the two are soon drawn to each other.

I tried watching Utsukushii Rinjin, but it went at such a slow pace and started to drag for me. I managed to watch longer than I thought and that was because I wanted to see Nakama Yukie. I only watched Utsukushii Rinjin because I Saijo no Meii and Deka Wanko are not subbed yet.

On project news, I began a recap for Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta. I typed in Taisetsu na Koto on Google (and I will refer to the show as this title). I happened to stumble upon this video. A Bleach musical:

I nearly died of laughter yesterday. It was pretty late and I tend to think the simplest of things are hilarious. I’ve also never knew that musicals were made for animes. Anyway, back to topic. Recap for Taisetsu na Koto sometime this weekend or the next. I want to stay caught up with recapping so I can feel accomplished! Yay!~

On my Forthcoming Project, Navi’s Hello album is still up. I know I was supposed to do it this weekend, but I have to push it back to next week. I have been listening to MAA’s “Ballerina brain system” since my newest friend and affiliate, Pedro (ANTENNA POP), posted about her. I’ve also been listening to Japanese singer Miu Sakamoto and Korean indie band Casker since he did post on them. Thanks Pedro! I am in love with Shota Shimizu’s newest single, YOU & I, and the Japanese instrumental group, sonodaband. They have two – or maybe three – albums available on US iTunes and I am certainly buying their recent album, Renaissance, today. I’ve been discovering new artist left and right this week. I’ll introduce some more next week since there is a lot more on my list of discovery.

To close this week’s overview, take a listen to sonodaband’s song, “Soul River”:

TOP SONGS OF THE WEEK (1/23 – 1/30)

1. MAA – Ballerina brain system
2. MAA – Hangover payback
3. sonodaband – Soul River
4. MiChi – JUMP ON IT (Yes, I am still lovin’ this jam!)
5. Tomofumi Tanizawa – タイムトラベラー

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Oh no!!!!

September 27, 2010

Last week, my laptop notified me that I needed a new battery since it was reaching the end of its useable life. Coincidently, my AC adapter was too. I had to plug it in multiple times before I got the green light indicating it was prepared to charge my beloved laptop. Sigh, so here is my horrible tale of terror….. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Hello Kitty Mashups!

September 3, 2010

Auckland-based Designer Joseph Senior has made many mash ups Hello Kitty from Star Wars, super heros such as the Fantastic Four and Wolverine, Halo, even Buzz Lightyear.  Sadly, none of the designs can be bought. Joseph has said, “Since I don’t own the rights to Hello Kitty or any of the ‘characters’ I paint, I don’t know how I could ever market my ‘little friends’.” Aw, I seriously want to get one. Check out the sources for plenty of other designs!

SOURCE: LikeCOOL, TOYSREVIL

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A New Blog, Fyewsha!

August 9, 2010

BONNIE PINK – Fuschia Fuschia Fuschia

Fyewsha Fyewsha Fyewsha!~ I prefer the spelling this way, ha! It’s actually spelt Fuschia (which is a flower plant, mostly shrubs) and it’s a BONNIE PINK song from her album One. I just love that song and I decided to name my new blog after it. Yes, a new blog. This new blog is actually for blogging my self study adventure in learning Japanese. So no worries, I’m not moving anywhere.

I feel it’s time for me to start my self studying for Japanese again. My first time I was dedicated to learn but lost motivation. I believe this, by this I mean my new blog, blog will help me with my self studies since I will be able to look back and see my growth. Then, I can start translating all those unsubbed trailers for you guys when I post them! Haha! I just wanted my readers to know. If you’re interesting in following or learning Japanese along with me, that would be fantastic. You don’t have to if you don’t, of course.

Here’s Fyewsha! for anybody that’s interested!

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I’m back

July 24, 2010

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Europe is amazing and gorgeous! It was nice and humid there, well when I went South from Paris, that’s when the heat truly began for me. I really do not like heat at all, especially with humidity. It equals danger for me and I always try to find the closest air conditioned building. It really did not help when I was in Florence and almost all the stores were opened, which meant no air conditioner was circulating inside. I suffered so much torture from the heat! And all the walking did not help! It was fun though! Read the rest of this entry ?