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Catching up with Life after the Holiday

March flew by so quickly! From mid March to the end of March, my friends came over and I took them around London and Rome. Travelling was more exhausting than work because you have to be focussed from morning till late evening. After they have left, I went back to work and I needed time to readjust myself to pressure and weekend work. Now I have caught up with life once again – I promise that I will start updating regularly again ;;^^. To start off, some photos from my trip!

Salami and spinach pizza with A LOT of cheese!

St Peter Basilica - one of the grandest buildings I have seen!

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ACG-related Randomness after Work

Had to go to work for a bit yesterday afternoon. When I left the office, a bus passed by with big Final Fantasy 13 posters stuck on both sides! Had to take a picture of it with my awful camera on my iPhone before the bus drove away!

Excuse the bad quality @_@

I am very looking forward to FF13! Some people complained that the story and gameplay are linear, but this is good for me because I am too lazy to use my brain after work and during weekends ;;^^. Can’t wait till Tuesday evening! Are you looking forward to FF13?

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Japanese Desserts

Have you tried Japanese dessert before? I have stuffed myself with Japanese desserts during my one month travel in Japan and I must say if you were to go to Japan, you must try them!


Traditionally, Japanese snacks and desserts were shaped to reflect the season. For example, in Spring they would be shaped as Sakura and in Autumn they would be shaped as Autumn leaves. They are often made with tea; sweet flour; azuki paste (red-bean paste); nuts; sugar and the fruits of the season. Japanese people like to eat their beautifully decorated snacks with their green tea, while admiring the view of their zen-garden and becoming one with nature.

Nowadays, it is harder to find traditional Japanese desserts: many of them are tailored to suit the preference of the younger generation as well as tourists. That doesn’t mean that they are not good! In fact, there is a wider variety available!

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Thank you for 1000 Hits!

Thank you everyone for 1000 hits! ありがとう皆さん m(-_-)m!


Please excuse my poor attempt to create the word 1000 ;;^^

26 Hours reached 1000 hits on Thursday 21 May! Went out to buy some cakes on that afternoon at Harrods to celebrate but didn’t have time to take proper photos until today. I hope that it will reach 10,000 soon so I will have another excuse to eat yummy cakes XDDD!

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Alone in Tokyo by Philip Bloom

Found another fascinating short film on Japan: Alone in Tokyo by Philip Bloom. He captured a series of video in different parts of Tokyo from morning till night and crunched them down into one amazing film. It shows many known landmarks such as Shibuya, Shinjuku and Harujuku, and different people getting on with their life in the busy city. Grasped some ideas of what it would be like to live there after watching the video. Click here to watch it.

alone in tokyo

Do you ever want to live in Tokyo? My desire to live there grows stronger and stronger as I find out more about the place ^^.

Where the Otakuness shows

Some photos to commemorate my last revision week ever (hopefully) in my life: my messy desk! It’s filled with revision notes but you can see my Otakuness displaying through figures, posters, pencil case and cushion XD;;. Can you see my little Hinoe corner? I was ecstatic when I knew that he was going to be made into a figure! Purchased him right away and costed me a leg and an arm. Hopefully will stock up on more figures soon because I just can’t get enough! Have been eyeing the Hatsune Miku ~The World is Mine~ figure and Sebastian Nendoroid for some time! Do you have any figures on your wishlist?


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This is Japan (in 5 minutes)!

This is Japan in 5 minutes! The author has traveled around Japan: from Tokyo to the South of Japan; took many great shots and compiled them together to make this video. Love the music and the variations in the photos! In fact, I am going to visit Japan again this summer for a whole month and I would love to produce something similar too. It would definitely take me back to Japan whenever I watch it! Just need to get a good camera before I go ;;^^…

I really really miss Japan. Is it weird to feel like this considering that I have only being there twice? I just love the country to bits: the emphasis on the changing weather in everyday life; the seamless merge of countryside and cities; the politeness of Japanese people; the language itself and of course, the entertainment ranging from animation, games to Japanese drama series. My goal for now is to continue studying Japanese and finish JLPT LV1 by 2011, then head for Japan and try my luck there! Has anyone passed the JLPT tests? Would be grateful if someone could give me some advices on revision ^^.


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