十二月のスキェジュル

- Update blog whenever she feels like it
- Watch out for new releases for manga (daily)
- Get 2 volumes of Japanese manga from Hakusensha or any other manga publisher
- Finish her short stories
- Back up savedata
- Survive PG and hopefully, PhD
- Complete most of her games in her game list
- Catalogue her mountain of unzipped and uncategorized manga in her desktop / hard disk
- Finish the drama that she's got in her hard disk

- (11/28) プリンスPiaキャロット [PC]
- (12/19) 放課後colorful*step ~うんどうぶ!~ [PSP]
- (12/19) 大正鬼譚 [PSP]
- (12/19) 月影の鎖 ~狂爛モラトリアム~ [PSP]
- (12/19) 剣が君 [PC]
- (12/26) Jewelic Nightmare

NB: Despite the overall static-ness of the blog, the game page is updated every now and then because gaming is something she'll never give up, ever.

平成22年7月9日金曜日

News

Finally, the Avril that I've thought lost to the evil known as mainstream.
Actually, I didn't really realize that she was the one singing the first time around, even when I am supposed to be really good with recognizing voices.
Hey, how did you think I learn to play the piano without a teacher?

Confused again? She gets that way sometimes...

Yeah... I guess it's my memory that's the problem.
Just the other night, I was listening to a voice I knew I heard from somewhere but the person was just at the tip of my tongue.
I mean, I remember facts that are simply useless at only one glance / read and I just can't seem to remember things that are supposedly to be important or have a significant impact on my life.

Perhaps I'm just plain mad...

Anyways, I was talking about Tim Burton's Alice in the Wonderland and that I watched it once again just now.
I'm rather glad to have the old grungy, rebellious Avril back again because her previous album was totally horrid.
She should have just remained as she was, angst and grunge-influenced because that's what makes her different from all the pop, bitchy, annoying and stupid mainstream 'artiste' Tinseltown seems to be upchucking out. Note the open and close inverted commas.
*takes a brazen glare at Lady Gaga and Kesha*
I shall hardly recognize them as musicians and their unmelodious rhymes as songs.
That's my opinion of them, like it or not.


In other news, is no news good news?
Regional office hasn't heard from the head office and I'm worrying like a whale being baked under the sun.
I can't start or prepare on anything until I get the answer so everything is at a standstill.
*sigh*


At a brighter note, I had a most delightful lunch in Ichibanramen (I think that's the name, not so sure though).
It's at Sunway Giza, on the second floor of the main block.
The sushi was really good, almost tastes like the ones mom makes.
The meal was delicious and the price was 130 for four, which makes an average of 30 bucks per person.
Pretty decent.
Also, the Maid Cafe (yes, you heard me) has already opened.
I may be an otaku, but there's a really obvious line between moderation and obsession.
I am not blindly obsessed with the superficial animation part of the Japanese, no.
I am interested and passionate about the culture as a whole, including the tea ceremonies, literary works and the writing system.
Just like how I'm interested in a whole lot of things I read about, Russian monarchs, European history, Chinese dynasties, English literature and Greek Mythology.
Another fanatic (and perhaps rabid) follower, I am not.


And because I feel like rambling today, I'd like to ask the readers (if there are any) if they have heard chamber music or an orchestra playing at any point of time in their lives.
I hardly can stand opera (that's because they tend to be sung in Italian and I can't understand it for threepence) but classical music is different.
They tend to be storytellers in their own ways, at least that's what I think them to be.
The shifts in notes, the accession in tones, the switch in apparent instruments (like from violins to contrabands turns the lively, peaceful scene to a more grim and heavy atmosphere) paints or weaves a tapestry sans words, a voiceless but expressive scene.

From peaceful grassy plains to the impending signs of a storm,
An epic of a battle to the depressing tones of forced surrender...
Aimless wanderings to determined race...
A canter of innocence to the mad chase for the truth...
A promising future to the regrets of past...
An uncertain descent to the great unknown...
A curiosity to the mystery behind the locked oak door...
An invitation to a party in the forest...
The leggermente to the start of an adventure,
The crescendo of the ascension,
The incalzando of the unexpected twist,
The mesto of defeat,
The diminuendo to the end...

...All without a word being spoken.

I'd recommend composers like Martin O'Donnell, Kunihiko Ryo (or Yang Bang-Ean), Danny Elfman, Takayuki Hattori and most of all, who can ever forget Uematsu Nobuo- The Father of all the game compositions of the Final Fantasy series.

It's time to be musically enlightened and enriched by the greats than be dwindled down to nothing but mindless, slobbering fools by the idiots.