Thursday, December 31, 2009


I recently found my bead collction and went crazy with making bracelets, necklaces, and keychains. I think I scared my family as they watched me make a pile of beaded stuff. They kept asking me what I was going to do with them. Right now, I don't know. Maybe I'll give it to random kids I see in the streets. ... Or not. I might get arrested for that.

I checked out my old beaded necklaces and bracelets from my childhood jewelery box, and noticed that many of the beads and strings were broken. I couldn't fix them into the same things they were before, so I made bracelets out of the designs they follow. The bracelets in the image below used to be one necklace.

Many of the old necklace beads were broken to the point of no return. The beads didn't match the other beads anymore, and I don't know where I could find exact replicas of them.

Honestly, I don't know what to do with the pile of bracelets and necklaces. I guess I'll let them sit in my jewel box until they're needed. I wonder how long that will be.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I like looking at landscapes. Be it in the city, the country side, or some random empty space, I like to stare at it. My mother drove to a gas station in Scarborough. While she was filling the gas tank, I ran off to the waterway nearby.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Toronto Shop Trip

Going to check out these places sometime soon:

gagoo box
319 Queen St West, Toronto

Her Majesty
250 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

[Unknown--some sock store]
New Century Plaza
Steeles Avenue E. and Warden Avenue

Chinatown Centre

If possible, I'll bump into some interesting stores. ... And find someone to journey with me.

[The post that followed the planned trip was accidentally deleted. It was posted on January 10, 2010. Her Majesty was found at a Market place called Blue Banana Market. A leftover teaser from blog catalog:
YES! I was there in Downtown Toronto days ago and I was not alone! I was with my unofficial magical girl hunting troop.We first headed to Mokuba at 575 Queen Street West. Mokuba was an intriguing shop. My first impression was that it looked like a li...

I am mourning the loss of a great post.]

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Downtown Toronto ._.

My trip to Downtown Toronto was canceled. (._.) The people I was going to go with changed plans, so now I'll have to find a day to make the trip myself. All by myself. Just yesterday, a woman came up to me at the bus stop asking about the transit operation. She didn't have a ticket for the transit, so I gave her one for free. While giving her the ticket, I was thinking about the blog post I made before.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Downtown Toronto!

I finally found time for a trip to downtown Toronto with people! Yay! X3 I am not sure if they would mind walking around the cold though...

I've wanted to check out a few local stores in downtown Toronto for a very long time. My problem with going downtown is that I need someone to be with me while I am there, because strangers always approach me whenever I am alone at an open place--commonly known as the public. Although many of the strangers that approach me are good people, I get very nervous around people I am not familiar with, especially when they are creatures of the light.

Story time!

As a kid, I used to always go exploring alone from my parents whenever they brought me to shopping malls and parks. Strangers would often come up to me and ask if I was lost. And yeah. I don't remember what happened after the people ask me if I am lost. I just remember people used to approach me asking that question.

Next story!

I was walking around Mississauga and a man approached me asking for money. He looked like he was between 20 to 30 years old. I asked him if he had a job. He said no. I asked him if he needed help to find one. He said he didn't want to go find one because it is too hard and he just wanted money. I asked him if he's got a place to sleep. He said that he lives with his mother. I asked him why he doesn't get the money from his mother. He said she doesn't have money to give him. I decided to give him at least $5 cdn. I looked in my bag and there I couldn't find my wallet. I had left it at home. I stared at him for minutes and he started begging for money. I told him I was sorry and that I don't have money either. I think he thought I was lying or telling him something abstract, because he continued to beg. My family found me, everyone glared at the man, I said sorry, and left with my family.

Another story!

I was at a convention in downtown Toronto and a lady asked me to take a picture of her with the Metro Toronto Convention Centre behind her. I took the picture for her.

Yet another story!

Once a year at Pacific Mall, people ask me for directions. Luckily, Pacific Mall is like a fourth home to me and I can actually help them with directions. ("._.) ... I've been wondering about the direction asking pattern. It's been going on since the Mall--if it may be called that--has opened. Maybe it's because I look Eastern Asian and look like I am familiar with the place. Hm. Maybe it's normal with most Eastern Asian looking people who look familiar with the place.

Last story! (I think.)

I was riding on a bus on my way home when someone started asking all the passengers for money. Most people ignored him as he asked them. Others shook their head. He said he needed only about $8. I looked in my wallet and noted that I only had $4 in change (Yes. I carry very little money around with me so that I wouldn't spend it often). I needed money for another bus ride that day or else I wouldn't be able to get home (I used to take 3 buses from 2 different transit systems to get home in my frequent schedule). When he approached me, I said I could only give him about 50 cents, because I needed money for something. He accepted my offer of 50 cents, and proceeded to ask people for money. A business-looking man gave him money. After the business-looking man gave him money, he left at the next stop.

Finally done with my stories about strangers approaching me. ... I know I need to work on my story telling skills.

I often do not help people unless they ask for help. I myself do not often ask for help. I think I should ask people for help when I know I need help, but I just can't bring myself to do so. When I help strangers, I usually feel a fleeting awfulness because I know I felt like they were a bit of a bother or that there is a possibility I may have been tricked. Even so, as long as they don't cause a scene and no one is hurt, the strangers who approach me bring a happy smile to my face.

I don't know why.

Monday, December 21, 2009


I was at Market Village today and saw a gathering of lolitas. :D Third time that has happened to me.

There aren't any conventions I know about that are happening any time soon. *sigh*

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sketch 2

I redrew a0002 and it looks different from its first version. I cannot tell which version would look better in life, but I know the second version would be more practical.

I decided to name the a series 'a-zero' because of all the zeros they contain. Here's an explanation of the code name for future references: the beginning a0 is the name of the series. The second number explains what kind of clothing it is, where zero means jacket or coat and other numbers will represent shirts, pants, gloves, and etc. The last two numbers represent the standing order of the design (if that makes sense).

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I woke up this morning, looked into the bathroom mirror and saw concave lines on my skim between my eyebrows. I kept stretching them out, but it didn't work very well. Are they... wrinkles? O_O Heh heh. Oh well. Maybe my glasses will be able to cover the lines if they are still there later in the day. My face looks naturally angry now. ("._.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Squirrels could take over the world 3

I was travelling around Toronto today, and I kept seeing squirrels running around. I guess they're getting ready for hibernation. One of the squirrels I saw was really big. It was about the size of a large boot (I compared it to my winter boots). :P There was also a very small one. It looked so cute running around!

All the squirrels I saw today had dark brown fur though. Why were there no gray ones?! Is it too warm? O_O It's been snowing more often since last week though.


A friend of mine introduced me to capsule's music. I listened to their song on YouTube and my first thought was impressive.

The continuous beat makes me want to dance as the song plays. The electropop sounds aren't too aggressive and it's not too light. It's enough to make me feel relaxed yet energized.

Official site:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

December Toronto anime con

Too... many exams. I cannot attend.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cromartie High School: Raid

A post between breaks.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tied to the floor with work

Too much information... must... finish... projects.

I'll be spending a little more time with school for now. After my project season and examination weeks, I will be posting about... stuff. XD I plan to visit a few shops in downtown Toronto some time during my winter break. Hopefully I can upload countless scheduled shop spot posts. I do not know if I will be attending December's Toronto anime con yet. I have an examination on that weekend and may have an appointment for something as well.

Let's see... what else is there to type about.

Oh yeah. Explanation to the image in this post: it is the dusty keyboard of my laptop I usually use. I have a computer with a CPU, a monitor, and all, but I always end up having technical difficulties with it.

There may not be any posts until after December 20, 2009 unless I find myself attending December's Toronto anime con.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Haruhi Suzumiya and the Matrix

I found an interesting video about the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and the Matrix on YouTube.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I am a bad person: I like to believe I am right too often. >_>

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Words we may move to

A lot of people feel like shit after they go through shit, do shit, and don't know what shit to do later. We always need to find something that inspires us. Don't wait for the good things to come to you: we all have to work towards the good things at a nice pace, or else we'll lose ourselves and give-up.


November and December: the month of tedious, time-consuming, activities.

There are so many things to do! Argh!!! I feel like biting off the head of an animal cracker! RAWR!!! I am tied between finishing both small and large assignments for school, having to study for up coming examinations, participating in extra curricular activities, worrisome health issues, a heavy-load of readings and research, and and *breaks*... (._.) I think I may need two robot arms and legs to help with supporting the weight I have to carry each day. The books I carry feels like they're breaking down my spine. I don't want to shrink because of that! I'm already averagely short enough!!! (>TOT)>

... Okay, I'm done complaining. Time for sleep! Maybe I'll see a squirrel tomorrow!

I love sleep.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Shop Spot: Broadcast Entertainment and Fantasia

This store's like a typical Asian gift shop packed with books, Cd's, DVDs, decorated plastic folders, stationery, key chains, plushies, bags, collectible figures, birthday cards, and whatever gift shop-like products you can think of.The best thing about Broadcast is that they always sell popular products. For example, if Hello Kitty is a popular product in the market, they'll have Hello Kitty pencil cases, book, wallets, toys, key chains, and such on sale. Right now they've got products of Domo, Gloomy bear, Anpan man, and several other adorable looking characters in stock.

They have a membership system where you earn points everytime you purchase something. I forgot what happens when you collect a lot of points though... heh.

Broadcast Entertainment and Fantasia actually has a store specialized for Asian CD's, DVDs, and magazines located in Pacific Mall (Markham, Ontario, Canada). They have a second store in Pacific Mall that sells discs and gifts. The second store is one of the oldest stores in the Mall. (-July 2012 edit- The second store was closed this past year, but another branch was reopened in the mall.)

I scanned one of their plastic bags. XD Here's an image of a few things you may find in one of Broadcast's shops:
Facebook page

Friday, November 6, 2009


My grandmother's dying. She's in the hospital and the nurse asked us if we'd like to let her go when her heart stops or if we'd like them to keep her around longer. Considering that my grandmother keeps trying to take out her oxygen provider every time we turn our heads. ,_, She can't swallow anything anymore, and it's hard for her to breath. I don't think she'll last another day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Impressive Cosplay

I was at YAMA Anime Manga Association's Halloween event on October 29, 2009 and they were having a cosplay contest!

There were 7 cosplayers: each added their own touch to the character they were cosplaying as. Rock Lee (Naruto) had his sake bottle and poses, Black Star (Soul Eater) had his spiked up hair and his "Black Star was here" posters (the lady put up posters around the building), man in drag had his pants on under his micro skirt, Naruto (Naruto) had his super spinning blue yo-yo, pink lolita rabbit girl had her elegant stand, Scyther (Pokémon) had his blade gloves and moving mouth, and Hello Kitty Kenpachi had his head on. The Black Star and Naruto cosplayers are actually female. :P

Rock Lee vs. Hello Kenpachi with sound effects!

I have a third video, but it won't upload on YouTube. I'll update this post if it ever uploads.

Conclusion: York University has skilled cosplayers.


I think I've been hanging around outside too much. That or I'm eating too much candy.

I was out walking around Scarborough on Saturday night for almost 3 hours, and I was out putting away leaves into bags in the backyard for about 3 hours yesterday. My throat has been feeling very dry and it hurts a little when I swallow. I've been sneezing, getting slight headaches, and feeling light headed too.

I'm trying to drink lots of water and tea to flush out whatever is making me feel this way. Hopefully I won't get sick.

I have to say that if I catch the flu, it is not because I went out trick-or-treating. It is because I ate candy: I always get sick after eating too much sour patch kids or fuzzy peach.

I remember reading somewhere (from a long time ago) that people are more likely to get sick in warm indoors than cool outdoors. It said something about germs liking the warmth, and when you walk into a warm building, they are waiting for you. XD

Monday, November 2, 2009


I went trick-or-treating with my little sister, Madeline, and Dharshi. I checked out a few people on the Internet who are older than I am, and they're going trick-or-treating too. I guess as long as I'm not over 25, it's okay for me to go out door-to-door on Halloween nights. :P It's free lunch snacks, and considering how much the media's trying to freak out residents about the dangers of H1N1 on Halloween and how little kids these days think they're too cool to go trick-or treating, I believe I've got good reasons to go out and get the candy that candy givers prepared.

What bothered me about Halloween though, was that my grandmother was sent to the hospital. She fell, and when the doctors did a check up on her, they found that her kidney's not functioning properly. I still don't know if going out for Halloween instead of visiting her in the hospital was the right thing to do. My mom checked with my uncle (who was at the hospital with grandma) and said that due to H1N1, the hospital won't let more than 2 visitors per patient.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The bad mistakes

I have become a delinquent. (I think.)

On the first day of one of my courses I thought the professor said that students didn't need to attend tutorials, because he said that attendance or participation is not graded and tutorials are more like tutoring time. I looked through the course outline, to confirm it.

That was eight weeks ago.

Today, I found out that my fellow classmates have been attending tutorials. I checked the course outline again, and it has "Tutorials: all students must attend tutorials unless there is illness or an emergency." *Slams head to desk*

I haven't been to tutorial classes for 5 weeks (excluding reading week and cancelled classes).

What should I do? Start attending the tutorials of course! (No, duh!) *face-palm* I feel embarrassed, ashamed, and frustrated about my mistake. I really should read things more thoroughly and pay attention to what people are saying.


I went to the tutorial class in the right pace and time, but no one showed up in the first 20 minutes, so I left. Are there tutorials or are there not? I am so confused. I guess this means I'll have to remember how to chat with people.

To be Tobi

Well, well. Look at what we have here. Cosplay. NARUTO cosplay.

I have to respect Masashi Kishimoto's first volumes of Naruto: the art style had a certain Tezuka feeling to it when it came with backgrounds (or that's just me).

When he arrived
we thought we knew him.
Who he is now
is not someone we all expected.

-- or is he?

I don't know. I liked Tobi more when he was all goofy. It's amuzing knowing that he's trying to rule the world, but he's so serious all the time now.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Limit is Calling

I found out that the limit of items per albums on Picasa is 500. Each blog has their own album, and I've already gone over 100 in less than a year! I looked through the images I have on thims blog so far, and I think I should categorize some of the images (such as convention images and buttons) into their own album. So! For the next few days, I will be organizing the images in this blog into albums and fixing the codes of the related posts. After that, I will be trying to get myself used to uploading images to albums in Picasa rather than uploading images with blogger (even though using blogger would take so much less time and effort).

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Do you know Gintama? If yes and you've watched the anime or just its music endings, remember that song called 'Mr. Raindrop'? That song was by a band called Amplified, and I thought their CDs were only available online and in Japan.

Turned out that this one asian CD store in Toronto sold one of their CDs. I waited 2 years before deciding to finally buy the $30 CDN CD. (I know, I'm lame.) I bought the CD because I wanted the lyrics and I prefer physical CDs over downloaded songs. I don't like burned CDs because they don't come with the CD cover.


Official site:

Amplified: Turn it up!

Mother's Mother

My parents, sister, and I visited my grandmother. When I walked into her apartment room where she lives alone, I saw my uncle next to my grandmother who was crying. I remembered my cousin telling me a month before that my grandmother has been crying everytime no one was there. The only other time I've ever seen her cry was at my grandfather's funeral.

I sat next to my grandmother as she cried and tried asking her a few questions, like if she's eaten yet or if she wants to go anywhere. She shook her head. I stared at her for awhile and noticed that she wouldn't stop shaking her head and crying. Her hands were thinner than the last time I've seen her, and the back of her neck looked like it was going to fall off.

Before I left, I gave her a hug and said good bye. I don't know if I'll have another chance to see her again, because the apartment she lives in is far and I'm not allowed to have a key to get in. No one in my family wants to live with her because of how she treated them in the past. I feel bad about how she may end up spending the last days of her life crying, but then again, my mother may go through that too.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Puccho candy tastes so good! Well, the soda one anyways. I've tried the chocolate strawberry one, and it tasted odd.Puccho choco-ichigoIf it were made of real chocolate strawberry instead of the chewy gummy-like substance, maybe I would have liked it. I still have to try out the other flavours. I have to admit: the package was what got my attention, along with how much my little sister likes it. The cartoon characters they use on the packages are cute!

I checked out puccho's website and it looks so nice. The layout design and graphics are way better than what I can ever do with my current skills. Puccho's website is

Puccho is usually available at east asian grocery stores or candy shops.

Puccho soda

Friday, October 23, 2009

Event Organizers List

A list of anime/manga-related event organizers around the Greater Toronto Area:
  1. ACG North America
  2. Anime North
  3. DotCon
  4. Hobbystar Marketing
  5. J-rock North Promotions Inc.
  6. Northern Anime Festival

I will eventually add more.

The good mistakes

Good mistakes are when you thought that you had 3 exams and 3 assignments due in 3 days when actually, you had 2 exams and 4 assignments due in 3 days. Assignments are okay I guess. I like it when teachers don't mind all the pen scratch marks all over the assignment.

My computer is malfunctioning at the moment. Chances of it getting fixed soon is low, but that means I get more bonding time with my laptop. Oh Fuji, you're so nice and tough. Dell on the other hand is having a tough time being ill.

I am glad I still have access to a printer and a scanner.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What I don't like about angry people

What I don't like about angry people is that they may end up releasing their anger on people who weren't involved with the incident that angered them. It feels uncomfortable being yelled at by a person who is angry with you because they are angry with someone or something else. I get frustrated myself when people are frustrated with me. Well, I guess the chain of anger is expected.

When I am angry, I try to find something I can laugh at to forget about feeling frustrated. I works when I laugh happily. When I laugh angrily, it feels good too, but in an awkward way.

Question: if you have a way to relieve frustration, what is your method?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Feels like screaming but wants to sleep

I didn't get echos from anyone's yelling when I yelled. Guess I wasn't yelling and listening at the right moment.

Turns out a lot of people I've met offline have birthdays concentrated around the fall season. That or the people who have birthdays in the other seasons just don't have a habit of reminding me that their birthdays are coming up every other week.

I understand that birthdays are important because it's the same date on the calendar from when one is born. What I don't understand is why they are special. When I think about my birth date, I've already got plans to attend classes and will probably have plans to work for charming money on later birthdays in life. I don't think my ancestors celebrated birthdays either. I think the only things they had ceremonies for (other than seasonal changes, moon phases, New Year, and the Lunar leap) were birth, the passage to manhood or womanhood, wedding, and death.

On another note, I've got 3 prjects and 3 mid-term examinations due in the next 3 days. I guess three is my lucky number of the week.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Still Studying

I won't be posting in the next 4 days. I didn't think studying for midterms and finishing assignments at the same time could be so hard. All that work makes me want to fall asleep and forget about them.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Studying is hard

Commence studying mode! Studying mode activated!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Scream with me!
There are so many things in my life that make me want to yell 'ah!' or 'argh!' and 'roar!!!' I try to embrace the unexpected things that hit me in life, but sometimes I find myself unable to. I am sure that I am not the only one with this feeling.

Someone, yell with me!!! Maybe the echos of our yells will reach each other. :D

In other thought boxes: I plan to make a fan video of Internet Sensation: TaroBoy. I predict that I would have to wait until winter break until I may begin the project, and finish it before New Years.

What I found while cleaning my room 1

What I found while cleaning my room were grade 4 to 8 papers. I made two piles of paper to recycle and tied them up with dried-grass-looking string. The piles were each more than 2 inches high.

Looking at the piles of paper made me think about all the paper wasted over the years just so that this one academically challenged kid may enter into a high school and then a post-secondary institution. Most of the pages in the workbooks (with pre-printed work in them) from all the grades were empty, because the teacher didn't have enough time to get to them. Many of the sheets of paper were also used for research purposes and print out research information from the internet.

I guess there is a plus side to using a laptop: you don't need to use paper anymore to carry information around. What would be inconvenient is if the battery died and there is no way of getting it charged or replacing it. That's what I believe.

... I also found a 1998 Furby.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Shop Spot: gagoo box

gagoo box business card
E31, Pacific Mall, 4300 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, Ontario, Canada
Business Hours: on average 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM

319 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Business Hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Website: **CLOSED**

gagoo box started off as a small gashapon capsule slot machines and gift shop in Pacific Mall. It later became a business that supports smaller businesses by renting out cubicle display shelf space while keeping its gashapon machines. gagoo box opened a second shop on Queen Street in downtown Toronto.

The products in gagoo box's shop in Pacific Mall are mostly targeted to females. I once brought a few male friends in there and they insisted that they felt a awkward in the shop. I didn't notice the products' target market until I brought them there. I have yet to check out gagoo box's downtown location.

The products that are usually sold at gagoo box are coloured lenses, DIY items, handmade goods, keychains, figures, and a large variety of accessories.

Pictures of gagoo box's shops are available on their website. Their website is also on Blogspot! I was amazed when I found out about that.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lolita Clothing?

Click on the images in this post if you want to view the full image.

I have to admit: I am not good at displaying clothing. Especially the ones I make. I like laced lolita clothing, but they are too expensive. I tried making some accessories like bows that can clipped anywhere and headgear, but I feel the things I make are tacky compared to lolita clothing in the market. I have no problem buying lace and fabric, because compared to the stores in my area that sell laced clothing, taking a trip to the fabric store is much nicer in my point of view. THe types of laces that the fabric store sells are so beautiful.

I bought a few hair clips and pins so that the accessories can be easily attached to clothing. I have yet to wear the accessories to test if they stay on the clothing and head when worn for long periods of time. I do know that any strong winds that pass by can easily blow off the headgear.

I hope to be able to make dresses when I get the patterns I want.

My Cannon SD1100 surprisingly photographs good details of fabric.

Silver-looking Loonie

While my parents and I were cleaning the living room near the begining of September, we found a silver-looking loonie in a silver jewel box. My parents sait that they placed the loonie in the box in 1990. Now it's silver-looking and we all don't know why. Most likely has something to do with science.

We put two pennies in the jewel box and I am looking forward to opening the jewel box to see the pennies in ten years.


Ah~ The air outside smells so nice today. It's cloudy and bright, and the air is light. There's also a light cool breeze.

I wonder if it's going to rain soon. I better get indoors before my laptop gets wet.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fandom Sections?

I am trying to group the fandoms. My definition of fandom groups is the category a fan is specialized or involved in. Fans may associate themselves with one or more category of fandom.

I am going to mention a few groups in the fandom, and if you've got any to add to it, please comment.

  1. Cosplay

  2. Collecting

  3. Fan art

  4. Fan fiction

  5. Music

  6. Gaming

  7. Review/Information

This would be a pretty cool topic for a fanzine.

Monday, October 5, 2009


These days I am trying to clean my room, but it's so hard to do that when you've got 14 years of almost every thing you collected in one room. I've got toys from when I was a baby, clothes, blankets, and towels from when I was 8, anime figures since 2002 until now, and random books and magazines everywhere. I don't know what to do with all the Pokémon, Yu-gi-oh!, Digimon, and Cardcaptor Sakura cards either. (At least they make good bookmarks.)

I am one of those people that don't like to throw out many of the junk I buy or the gifts I receive. (._.) I guess it's time to let go of most of them... but what to do with them? I don't want to throw them out, because that would mean a lot of garbage. I don't even know if I can get money from selling everything.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Need more sleep

My plan to sleep more has failed. Maybe if I stop doing paperwork in the middle of the night and do them in the morning would allow me to get more of the natural recharge.

Time needed to recharge: 7 to 14 hours.

Heh. I still cannot believe I could sleep for 14 hours straight and still feel well when I wake up from the long sleep. I usually get headaches and cannot move my limbs properly when I sleep for more than 15 hours.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

she has a new album...

she... and the music is as great as it always is. Orion is the name of the new album, and when I read about the story pjat followed for the album, I'd have to say he did a job well done. Check out she's myspace music page here. Post image was taken from sheofficial's myspace page.

I love it so.

Official site:
Last FM:


WAZARD has one of the most amusing set of comics I have seen in this past year. I keep staring at the lastest Barney and Batman one and I can't stop chucking: link.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Failed again

This time, I seriously failed a course. The grade was so bad that the system didn't give it to me or display it. QQ I hope I don't get kicked out of the institution like one of my friends did when he failed a course.

If I don't get kicked out, I will aim for 90's in my assignment. I thought just passing was good enough, but I guess it isn't anymore.

I hope I will still be able to attend December's Toronto anime con. I am afraid I won't finish all my assignments on time. As for DotCon, I don't think it's worth attending for me. November will be assignment rich month: full of anti-vitamin stress.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I was One Ugly Baby

I can now confirm that I was an ugly baby inside and out. I had (and still have) a horrible personality. Seriously. If you spend a lot of time with me and got to know the real me, you would get sick of my face (aside from it being ugly). My little sister can back up that statement. From all the group photos I had as a baby with other babies, I was freaky and ugly. Okay, Asian ugly. I know cute babies when I see them, and I was not one of them. My cousin's kid on the other hand was adorable. She's beautiful now. Age has done well on her.

I, on the other hand, am... er... a little below average. I attract much more positive attention with a mask on. Without a mask I pretty much attract negative attention. Really. If you know me in real life and you say that I am not ugly, but cute, it's O.K. I know the truth. I stare at myself every morning.

I guess I should work on a signature mask for myself. I'll wear it to places where I know I wouldn't get arrested for wearing it.

Proof that I look better with a mask on:

The mask is sexy

Aside from it being cosplay, I look nice, eh? ;D

Now. Proof that I look bad without a mask on:

side photographs are traps

Side picture (profile?) of my face. If it looks okay or very nice, it's not the same with the portrait of the whole face. There are cases where people look nice on the side and front, but that does not apply to me. If I can find or get an okay photograph of my portrait I will post it.

I am sorry if this post has offended anyone. I just want to express my feelings on how I look, since I don't usually do so(due to certain circumstances) offline.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Yoroshiku Master

Yoroshiku Master
I was reading Yoroshiku Master and noticed a pattern in the chapter themes. In every other chapter there's a winter Santa theme, and in every other chapter that's not about winter there is a summer bathing suit theme at the beach. =_=" I stopped reading it after I realized the pattern.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I've been making drafts for the Pleasacure blog. I hope to finish enough for weekly updates by the beginning of October.

FYI: Never leave university work to the last hour or else you'll get stressed and lose enough hair for a new bald spot on your head.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Need more sleep

Between the social life, academic life, and personal affairs, I always sacrificed my sleep time. I think I should stop that and just get the rest I need. Sleep is good.

Actions plan (?): sleep early, wake up early, and work on school work in the mornings. Chores can be done before sleep or on days off.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ad Box = Whoops

I made a mistake of making the ad box on the side rated "not safe for work," which I still don't completly understand but am sure it also means "not safe for kids." (Uh oh.) So I changed it to the mode that means "safe for all audiences," (I hope) but it may take awhile before it becomes that way (no!!!).

I'm so bad.

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's so far

Ha. The title's too abstract.

DotCon recently updated its website (link) and they have changed their location to somewhere near the airport in Mississauga. It. Is. Too far! What were they thinking? I know that convention guests are important, but isn't the convenience for conventioneers more important? The location seems even more in-the-middle-of-nowhere than their last one, and it's harder to get there by public transportation for most conventioneers I know.

When I hear about Anime North, I think "cool."
When I hear about Fan Expo, I think "cool."
When I hear about DotCon, I think "psh, whatever."

I don't even know if I should attend DotCon every time it announces its dates. Anyone out there want to put in a few good words about DotCon? Are there even restaurants around their new location?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Textbooks are expensive. :(

I start school in less than 12 hours. In 9 hours I will be eating breakfast, then taking a 1.5 hour bus ride to school. Eight hours after the first class of the day I will take a 25 minute bus ride to the nearest GO station and wait in the dark for someone to drive me home.

The schedule's not the best, and not the worst. It's just fine.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Fan Expo 2009 Pictures and Comments Part 2

The artist alley had some neat stuff there. Many things were expensive, some were well priced, and few were free.

Hand-made capsule people? So cool.

This couple on the left was popular at the convention. I saw them a few times as I was walking around. When Gurgit, my family and I got outside the South Building we saw them walking towards the convention building and asked for a picture. We kept taking videos and pictures of them because we thought they looked awesome even though we didn't know what they were dressed as (so we asked them). Turns out they are original characters (with great designs).

Best cosplay group I saw was the Beyblade crew:

Video extras while observing people:

I liked the Cardcaptor Sakura pair's costumes and the Ash Ketchum so much I had to comment on their actions.

Conclusion: Cool story, bro.

Fan Expo 2009 Pictures and Comments Part 1

I resized the images so that most of them are small. Let's look at some pictures from Fan Expo now.

The one on your right is a picture of a Neko cosplay and Mr. Kitty (?). I'm unfamiliar with the characters from the video game The World Ends with You. I just know what they look like because of its popularity. I haven't played the game myself.

Okay, so the first thing I look at is whether or not the cosplayer themselves fit the character. That's a yes for these two. Is the costume well done? Yes. Do they look like the characters they are trying to cosplay as? Yes. Bonus points for the hair and the giant cat suit. I like giant cat suits. Oh yeah, I'm not actually using points here. It's just that it sounds good when you use "bonus points."

Dharshi was dressed as Tonbury (sp?) from a Final Fantasy game. She got into her character and went around pointing her knife at random cosplayers. Damaged 9000 health points out of each of them she did. I should have made this picture bigger. Oh well.

There was a statue of the Silver Surfer (I think that's what he's called...) made out of I don't know what but I want to know. Is he made out of metal or wood? Maybe it's plastic.
He could be a real person hired to model for the convention. That would mean he's been on that one spot without a washroom for more than 6 hours. Wow. If that's true, he must be a professional model. I wonder if a model would have back pain from having to pose like that for hours...

There were dolls in the horror section in the dealer's room. We took a look at them and began the nose picking frenzy.

Give the caption "grr..." to the last one there. Heh heh. People were looking at us when we were doing that.

Fan Expo 2009

I made a blog because the idea of being able to look back on what you typed about in the past almost whenever you want and almost where evere you want felt like a good idea. It's better than keeping a secret diary. Really. When some people find out that you have a diary, it's like they were suddenly inspired to go treasure hunting (for the diary).

Starting the next year (or the next week), I'll look back at the videos featuring anime conventions on my YouTube page and will most likely think: "Wow. I am such a loser." Yup. Then I would probably try to change my image for something somehow in order to make myself feel better. ... I need to improve my English and manners.

So how was Fan Expo?

It was pretty crowded for a Sunday, but come to think of it, it was my first time at Fan Expo on a Sunday. People looked so serious and intimidating until you actually spoke with them or watch them (for minutes) bursting into laughter. My friends and I were wondering what ever happened to those dances people used to dance in conventions (like Caramell dansen, Hare hare yukai, and the twist). Okay, maybe not so much of the twist, but I do wish. Some times.

Many cosplays looked well done and hard to make, but I am concerned with shortcuts people take these days that make it look a bit odd. Odd in a sense where I don't think the character would do that with their outfit, i.e. masking tape on clothing instead of hand-made clothing decorations.

When my friends, family, and I left the convention centre to eat at Tim Hortons, my friend noticed many Jonas Brothers items. Posters, T-shirts worn by children, people yelling their name in the streets. My friend guessed that there was a Jonas Brothers concert nearby, and sure enough, there was. We asked a young girl about whether there was a concert and she replied yes. They were having a concert in the Rogers centre (SkyDome).

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Looking ahead

Wow. Fan expo is in less than a week.

I don't watch anime anymore unless I'm watching it with a group of people. Hopefully I can manage my internet time and real life time so that I can organize my life better.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Words we may move to

I want to get away from the world I currently live in.
Stay in a place that puts a real smile on my face.

Else I could pass by everything that was so painful.
Maybe then the world would shine.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I found out I am free to attend Fan Expo (August 28-30) on either Friday or Sunday. I initially planned to attend it on Saturday, but a family reunion for a month old baby came up.

On another note, an inch long black insect crawled out into the open on the carpet of my room a few minutes ago. I vacuumed it. I guess this means I need to clean my dump of a room.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sell, Sell, Sell

How do people manage selling things through the Internet? I'm using Kijiji and people's replies on the products I put up there make me feel nervous. Especially when you have to meet the people in real life to exchange goods. Who knows--someone out there may have a diabolical plan to attack people from those meetings. Gah! I cannot get used to this.

I'm in need of money for various nerve racking things and money is the only solution to my problems offline. I'm pretty sure many people in the world is in the same situation as I am. If only I knew about how money could bring me happiness in the future, I would have saved all the money I spent and lost in my childhood.

Okay. The money I get from selling stuff through the Internet I will save for food.

I can walk again?

Every time I wake up and walk to the washroom these days I think: "I'm walking?" My ankle's feels better in a way where I don't feel as much pain anymore, but something in the back of my ankle feels like it's jiggling. I'm going to see s doctor about that soon. The sad thing is that I may never be able to dance happily or hop around without feeling pain in my right ankle.

On another note, having a sprained ankle is as bad as having mosquito bites all over the body. If it's not pain you're feeling, it's a warm itchy stinging.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sprained it again

I was walking around a mall when suddenly I felt a pain in my right ankle. It was like a needle was stabbed into my ankle. Argh. Sprained my sprained ankle I thought. I should have brought along my crutches.

Monday, July 27, 2009

What's going on out there?

I was preparing to rollerblade with my younger sister and her friends, when-- I'm going to add exciting details -- I rolled down the driveway, hit the edge of the driveway, rolled on the grass, rolled off the grass (which was 10 cm high from the streets), and fell on the street. During the time of my fall, I had this brilliant idea that not landing on my knees would mean no broken legs, SO I landed on my ankle instead. (Nice... NOT.) I've been handicapped since Tuesday evening with a swollen whatever the area around the right ankle's called.

Over the past few days, my freakishly pale skin has been pink, red, purple, blue, and now-- get this -- it's black. Of course, there was pain to go with the colours. I'm just glad I can ditch the $40 crutches I had to buy and use for the first 3 days after the fall. Yes. I can walk again, but the form of walk is different and is painful. Along with the pain, there's this feeling that something's bouncing in my foot as I walk.

Me thinks something broke in my right foot and ankle area.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Anime/Manga Wallpapers 1

These are wallpapers originally designed for my use. Different sizes may have slightly different designs.
Comment to request for various wallpaper sizes.

Series: Karneval
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Series: Loveless
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Series: D.N. Angel
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Series: Parfait Tic
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Northern Anime Festival 2009 and FanEXPO 2009

I was planning to attend Northern Anime Festival, but I forgot... about it. I applied for summer classes, and it's easy to distract me with work when I feel my life depends on it. I'm disapointed in myself for not thinking through my own schedule and not being able to make a video about it. There's also a chance that the summer classes may interfere with my trip to fan expo. If that happens, then I'm not attending fan expo this year for sure. If I do end up attending, I'm looking forward to the cosplays this year. If you're a cosplayer and you're reading this, don't let me down!

I want to attend at least one Northern Anime Festival, so I'm planning not to take a summer course the next year.

On another note, I want to know what you think of an e-fanzine about Toronto anime conventions. It would consist mostly images, videos, and comments on cosplayers. The rest would be about the set up, management, and people who attended the convention in the view of the e-fanzine collaborators (if I can get them).
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