Saturday, August 28, 2010

Heart Shaped Frying Pan

Definitely want one of these! They are so cute, wish someone made me breakfast with them ^^

You can get it here

Can also get this one here
Grab it here
Same as before, just wanted to see it with something
With luck the final result will look like this:

Ahh... Makes me remember those maid caffes with the air full of moe ~ Om nom nom!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cheap Cell Phones in Japan

In case you are planning on going to Japan here's a great tip for you! Will make it easer to make new friends there or help with business related things ^^

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sausage Rice

Know when your hungry but tired of eating the same foods all over again? That's what happened to me. I attacked my fridge and grabbed a bottle of sausages, leftover rice and some vegetables and ... tadah!

It tasted delicious! Didn't expect it to look so tasty on the photo ^^'

  • Sausages
  • Rice
  • Carrot
  • Green Pepper
  • Green onion
  • Parsley
  • Cabbage
  • Soy Sauce

Slice everything ( please don't slice the rice ) and cook it on a frying pan for a while. When everything starts looking a little darker add the rice to the frying pan and a bit of soy sauce. Stir everything and it's ready for om nom nom, happy cookings! ^^

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Orange Range - Ikenai Taiyou

Ikenai taiyooouuuu na naa naaah! ^o^/

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Bit of Countryside

Went eyesterday to the countryside to visit family. Along the way we stopped to see how our portions of land, bugs and plants were unraveling. Everything was pretty much the same as the last time, except for the uncontrollable brambles that keep seizing everything. Without much to do, i had fun taking some photos.

Weird ball, maybe it has some sort of pokemon inside
Pretty flowers
More pretty flowers
Burnt pine cone left from a fire some years ago
Didn't really post much this week, mainly cuz i will me going on holidays this friday and been busy taking care of everything i need to bring with me. I have soo many things i want to write about and so little time *sigh* Anyways, i will be on Benidorm, Spain for a week but i will leave one or two post scheduled so that it doesn't feel like i have been absent for too long. Hope you liked my bit of coutryside ^^

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Graveyard in the Middle of the Road

A graveyard located in the middle of a paved road was discovered in Okayama prefecture, pretty rare thing to see unh? According to the owner of the graveyard, it has existed for 200 years. The area around it used to be a farm field bordering on a narrow road, but about 50 years ago, the road was widened. It is a side road without much traffic, but the owner says that hasn’t stopped cars from accidentally bashing into the graves on a couple occasions ^^;

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Fall of Troy - F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X tabs

Guitar tiiiiime! ^o^/ Today i bring you F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X by The Fall of Troy. I don't advise this song for beginners although it isn't too much complicated either. It may sound hard to play but as you start practicing you'll realize it's just a matter of speeding up a little bit your fingers ^^ Here's the song:

And here's how it should sound like:

I got the tabs from Ultimate Guitar and you can download them for Power Tab here. Also, to simplify and for the lazy ones who don't have Power Tab and don't intend to download either, i print screened the main guitar tab just for you ^^ Total of 12 image parts ( click to enlarge )

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Tommy Lee Jones Boss Commercial

Tommy Lee Jones clone invades the earth to study the Japanese homies! ^^ Here's the story:

Alien Tommy Lee Jones came to Japan to research the human on earth. When he first came to earth, he went to a movie theater and saw Tommy Lee Jones in a film. So the alien decided to decorate himself to be Tommy Lee Jones and trying out different occupations and observe the human behavior. Only he went to Japan.... He's eating Beef Bowl at Yoshinoya, and researching human behavior.

This is the first commercial in this series. It was made for Suntory Boss Rainbow Mountain - canned coffee products sold by Suntory. You can find the rest of the series on Youtube too.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Beck - Hit in the USA

Made to hit in Americaaaaah! Yooosh! ^^

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ergo Proxy

Recently watched Ergo Proxy and it quickly went to the top of my all time favorite anime list. Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime that features cyberpunk, steampunk, and gothic elements, and focuses heavily on the psychology and mentality of its protagonists. It's just the type of anime that most tickles my fancy.

If you are not into the kind of anime that has a very intricate plot and requires a lot of attention and thinking from your part in order to understand it then you better of not even start watching it. I guess initially it may look like it's the kind that has a lot of action and cool fighting scenes but in reality most of it is quite calm and concentrates mainly in diverse philosophical themes, for example the phrase "Cogito, ergo sum" by René Descartes wich means "I think, therefore I am" is one of the most important, if whether machines are capable of thinking and feeling and what makes us what we are and also if we as free will creatures can change the destiny or are prisoners of it.

I found many making negative reviews about this anime exactly because of this, they expected something different from the path it was taking and ended up bored because they couldn't appreciate its magnificent concepts. It is true that at the beginning you will feel completely lost and thirsty for more information but you will eventually start understanding what's happening as the end approaches, you just have to pay attention and let your head slowly think about the many interesting things they will expose you too.

( Ophelia by John Everett Millais ) Does it look familiar to you? ^^
Trust me, in the end you will feel you have accomplished a lot and be proud of yourself for taking some time and really wonder about those things you usually ignore in your daily life and may also start having a different perspective about certain things. YES, an anime can do all of that and even more! ^^

In case you are having a hard time understanding or discovering some of the mysteries behind Ergo Proxy's history then this video will surely clarify you about everything ( at least it did to me, i have to admit i was surprised because there was soo much hidden information, who the hell would have though of it!? ) :

Have you seen Ergo Proxy? Like it? Hate it? Why?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Paradise Kiss Draw

Made this draw around a year ago for a contest in a local event called Animatosinhos. Here's the flyer ( there's only a Portuguese version, gommen if you can't understand >__< ) 

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Once upon a time while reading Paradise Kiss manga this page appeared and i couldn't resist making a draw of it ^^ Here's the original art work:

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What does you think about meh draw? 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Shiina Ringo

Recently came across some songs from Shiina Ringo and i was stunned! Her music style is like nothing i have ever heard from Japan. She's a rarity in the Japanese pop music scene, she’s a female artist who not only pens her own lyrics, plays instruments, and makes relatively uncommercial music, but she also doesn’t shill products or have back-up dancers. Whenever i ear it a mixture of sounds from different places invade my head. The Japanese culture influence is obvious but theres also such a vast influence from cultures all over the world. It's just amazing hearing all of them fusing into one.

"The Japanese music industry is notorious for controlling its artists and working them to death. It turns out girl group after girl group, releases single after single, and enforces a strict work schedule that ensures just the right amount of exposure to create a super star. Even Ayumi Hamasaki, reigning J-pop queen credited with controlling her image down to the font sizes on her promotional posters, solemnly told TIME Magazine that "It is necessary that I am viewed as a product. I am a product."

Then there's Shiina Ringo.
Shiina Ringo (椎名林檎) somehow steps around the industry archetypes. In fact, it's hard to say who Shiina Ringo is. We've seen her as a lost teenager going against the grain, a racy nurse with an interest in her female patients, a bride with a smile as bright as the pistol she holds to her head, even a jazz-hungry flapper. With a wink and a flash of skin, Shiina Ringo has proven to be many things, but it always comes down to her incredible music.

There is no way to classify Shiina Ringo's work other than that it is her own. She flits between and merges together genres in ways never thought possible, so much that she really has a genre all of her own. It doesn't matter if it's jazz, rock, or some bizarre combination of the two, she will make it work and you will like it. She experiments with her music and her voice; she whispers, rasps, coos, and screeches her way through playful lyrics and arrangements in a way only Shiina Ringo can.

In a Shiina Ringo song, the click of a lighter being switched off and on is just as harmonious as any traditional instrument, and when Shiina Ringo performs with an orchestra, the orchestra IS her rock band; it plays with the same audacious enthusiasm as any guitarist or drummer most would-be rock starlets would settle for, if not more so.

The only consistency in Shiina Ringo's career is her inconsistency as a constantly growing artiste. Even when she temporarily put her solo career on hold to front the Tokyo Incidents, she continued to shine on the music scene as a true innovator and entertainer. Now having reprised her role of solo artist, she is destined to do even greater things."

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Yakushimaru Etsuko - Nekomeshi

Lovely song ♥

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Durarara - Uragiri no Yuuyake

Love this opening ^^

Dead Master Update

New photos of dead master figures on I really love the photos that Danny Choo takes, they are soo detailed and have just the right lightning, not that i'm some kind of specialist in photography, i just like it ^^ Someday i have to get one of those o soo cool cameras, this is when the time that i will be willing to give an arm and a leg for one comes ahah Anyway enough of talky talky, let's see the photos.

Dead Master -Original Version-

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Figma Dead Master

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Huum think i would prefer if the horns and the wings were all black instead of having that transparent touch. But i'm guessing maybe it's rubber or some kind of elastic material so that it doesn't break when hits something?

Dead Master -Animation Version-

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Nendoroid Dead Master

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The nendoroid looks really cute. I love how it can be seen a little greenish color in her hair on all of the photos ^^ Are you planning on getting one of these figures?