What do you do with a prolonged absence from writing what you love most? I haven’t stopped writing in the time I’ve been gone. All that energy — planning, conceptualizing, writing, spell-checking, editing, re-writing, re-writing, rewriting — completely went into my work for the company’s regional newsletter. Lately I’ve found my writing style getting dry. Despite attending a writing workshop last August in hopes of … Continue reading SOS at the writer’s desk.
I’ve been playing Persona 5 every day since I bought the PS4. I finished the game in exactly three weeks, and restarted the game. I’ve been playing this for at least two hours every day since Day 1, and I’ve noticed and done the following: I forgot to sleep. I got so engrossed in the game I want nothing more than to keep playing. I … Continue reading I became a gamer, and maybe something else.
My journey concluded two days ago, and on a good, successful note. After my last post about the initial research, I spent the next two days deciding what monitor to get, and I learnt more about monitor screens than I thought I needed to know. Milestone One: during my monitor research, I went back to the gaming store that sold the steelbox edition of Persona 5 (for … Continue reading The journey to a PS4 (Part 2)
So I made a discovery this week: I am more easily influ […]
I’m not a gamer. I own a Nintendo Wii so that I could play Rabbids. I’ve never had any reason to buy an Xbox 360 or Playstation 4. And for some years now, I’ve been watching other gamers upload their gameplays on Youtube. So it saved me a lot of hassle of buying the game myself, while watching the mistakes that others make. I mean … Continue reading Persona 5 makes me want to buy a PS4.
Frankly I don’t where to start. There’s no dispute that Yuri!!! on Ice was spectacular in many ways. Its animation sequence is next to flawless, the BGM and theme songs uplifting. Accuracy in its resemblance to competitive figure skating, yup. I understand the plot. Katsuki Yuri is down, depressed, lost and needs someone to help him get back up on his feet. He meets his idol, Viktor … Continue reading Yuri!!! on Ice – the big yawn
It’s no hidden secret: Japan is a country where you can easily blow $100 in a day. There’s just too much to enjoy that costs more than what we anticipate. A few drinks at Lawson or Family Mart – and I’m just talking about water, green tea and Vitamin C – and maybe a potato croquette can easily exceed JPY500. Even meals at fast food … Continue reading Wallet-friendly traveling in Japan
I have seven minutes to write this before February 14 is officially over. Continue reading “Happy Singles Day “
The Japanese government ought to give this guy an award for coming up with what is possibly the fastest way to learn Japanese. Continue reading “Probably the fastest way to learn Japanese yet.”
This angelic doll-face conceals a heartless, cunning, vengeful maniac.
There’s no other way to describe Tanya von Degurechaff, the protagonist of Youjo Senki (幼女戦記, “Saga of Tanya the Evil”). Continue reading “Winter 2017 feature: Youjo Senki”