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Thursday, 31 May 2018

BLOG -- Recap of May

May was horrible in the beginning, great in the middle, and back to horrible. I have so much work to do, bahhh. xP


Outings/Events in May:
- Hung out with friends overall x1

- A good co-worker friend was let go... =___=

- Visited Japan for 2 weeks. I'll be blogging about this in due time!

- Stayed over at my sister's place x0.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-I re-subbed but haven't done much.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 154 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 55 mins)
-I got my Liquid Metal Slime!
-I'm just waiting for the Valkyrie Profile banner... and possibly another Noctis banner if he comes along.


Exposures:
- (Video Game): Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure -- I wanted to like this game, but the writing and characterizations didn't grab me. I think it tried too hard to be "cynical".

- (Mobile): One Piece Treasure Cruise -- I tried this out while Brave Exvius was under maintenance. It's pretty interesting. I run out of character box space way too quickly, but I enjoy playing the story mode and trying to get and evolve units I like. Ahhh, Ace and Sanji... <3

- (Food): Sushi Burger -- This was a menu item from Sushi Shop. I tried the Salmon one and really liked it! At first glance it looks like a small burger, but it's actually quite filling, at least for me. I'd eat it again!


Finished...
Watching:
- (Movie): Rambo: First Blood -- I love Trautman's speech about Rambo. Great stuff.

- (Movie): Rambo: First Blood Part II -- This was good, but could have used more character development... and uhh... more romance, hehe.

- (Movie): Rambo Part III -- I liked seeing Trautman in the battle field but was so scared for his safety. This was okay.

- (Movie): Blade of the Immortal -- I watched this just 'cuz it was directed by Takashi Miike. The main character... is pretty bad with a sword... >__<

- (Movie): Maze Runner: Death Cure -- Forgettable.

- (Movie): Cook Up A Storm -- A little hokey at parts but more or less enjoyable. I would have loved more screen time on the food-making.

- (Movie): Permanent -- Very meh.

- (Movie): Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle -- Entertaining and funny. Recommended for at least one watching


Playing:
- (3DS): Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth -- I looooooooved this game!! Even though I was a bit nooby in terms of battle strategy, I loved everything about the game -- the mapmaking, the differing battle mechanics from other Persona games, the characters. I was a little sad when I beat it... but it'll just go on my re-play pile with other SMT / Persona games I've beaten. I mean -- I still gotta play it from P3's side, lol :3


Reading:
- Nothing this month. 


Currently... 
Playing (not all at once):
- (PS4): J-Stars Victory Vs+
- (PS4): Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- (PS4): iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars
- (PS4): Fez
- (PS4): Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
- (PS4): Nights of Azure
- (PS3): Borderlands 2
- (PS2): Chulip
- (Xbox 360): Magna Carta II
- (3DS): Story of Seasons
- (3DS): Culdcept Revolt
- (GBA): The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition   
- (PSP): Persona
- (Wii): Fortune Street 
- (PC): UnEpic  
- (PC): King's Bounty: The Legend
- (PC): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
- (Mobile): Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius


Watching:
- (TV Show): The Walking Dead (Season 7)
- (TV Show): Orphan Black (Season 3)
- (TV Show): Criminal Minds (Season 11)
- (TV Show): Six Feet Under (Season 1 - Episode 3)
- (TV Show): X-Files (Season 11)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
(Anime): Attack on Titan: Season 2 (episode 8)



Reading:
- (Manga): Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (Volume 16)


That's it for May. Aside from my time in Japan, not too many of my photos were too interesting this month so here are a couple sneak peeks for those future Japan blogs, plus a YouTube video.

Oh, where could this be in Japan?
Do you see something in the far distance? :)


I don't think I'd be able to upload the video here, 
but this performance was something I watched
over and over while in Japan. I'm so glad I recorded it
while it was on TV!

So... which Pokemon would you choose? Lol.


Trautman's awesome speech about Rambo in Rambo First Blood.
I don't think it's spoilery, but this does happen about halfway through the movie.
I especially loved his line at around 1:04 and 1:36.


Thanks for reading!

As usual, if you have any questions / comments about anything, feel free. :)

Monday, 30 April 2018

BLOG -- Recap of April

I have a concern... that I might be developing a taste for bad movies, hahaha. 

Similar to March, April was a movie-binge-watching month for me. I was also doing some planning, because -- I'm going to Japan next week, wooooooot!

I'll likely hit many of the same places I've been to before, but will also check out a few new places.


Outings/Events in April:
- Hung out with friends overall x2

- Worked on a Saturday again... along with almost all my team. =___=

- I got a new cellphone. Good-bye my S4! You were great while your battery lasted.

- Celebrated my sister's birthday with a friend.

- Stayed over at my sister's place x0.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-Nothing. I should be re-subbing tomorrow so I can ensure my mansion isn't demolished, lol.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 150 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 45 mins)
-I had the most wonderful pull a few weeks ago. A screenshot is at the end of the blog.
-I need a Liquid Metal Slime...


Exposures:
- (Food): Lemon Glazed Donut -- This was a limited donut at Krispy Kreme and I liked it.


Finished...
Watching:
(Movie): A Quiet Place -- Not really scary but very suspenseful and good for the most part. A few days afterwards, I was questioning the plausibility of it all though, lol.

- (Movie): Unstoppable -- Kinda interesting, but also kinda meh. I liked the resolution.

- (Movie): Divergent: Insurgent -- It was okay.

- (Movie): Divergent: Allegiant -- I liked this better than Insurgent...

- (Movie): Skyfall -- I've never been a fan of Bond movies. Never cared that he'd always get the girl part, since it's like a different girl each movie (please correct me if I'm wrong).

- (Movie): Hangman's Curse -- Not the best, but I enjoyed some aspects of it.

- (Movie): Thr3e -- Predictable for some parts.

- (Movie): Beat Street -- Eh... it didn't grow on me very much.

- (Movie): Crazy Stupid Love -- Awkward -- just like Love. The best scenes were between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

- (Movie): Martha Marcy May Marlene -- Well done, but didn't like it.

- (Movie): Shakespeare in Love -- Well done, but pretty meh on it.

- (Movie): Fargo -- It's interesting.

- (Movie): The Transporter -- I enjoyed this.

- (Movie): Transporter 2 -- I enjoyed this less.

- (Movie): Red Dawn -- I never saw the original, but this was interesting.

- (Movie): The Book Thief -- It kept my attention most of the time. Geoffrey Rush is great.

- (Movie): Slumdog Millionaire -- I would probably never watch this again... but it's good.

- (Movie): Jem and the Holograms -- I've never watched the animated series... but I liked this. Some of the songs are nice and catchy.

- (Anime): Another -- This was more entertaining than I had expected. I liked it


Playing:
- (PS4): Shutshimi -- Short and sweet and random. And not too bad.

- (PS4): Monster Hunter: World -- I saw the credits so I'm counting this! I'll likely still play this from time to time, though.

- (PS4): Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reigns -- So grindy, and all to reach a bleh ending, hah... unless you really enjoy Puzzle Quest and love Marvel I wouldn't really recommend this. My staple team was Iron Man (Model 35), Black Widow (Modern), and Storm (Modern).

- (PS4): Binding of Isaac: Rebirth -- The intro + the main theme music afterwards was very grabbing. The randomness is quite enjoyable when I get lucky. I'll probably play more of it in the future.


Reading:
- Nothing this month. 


Currently... 
Playing (not all at once):
- (PS4): J-Stars Victory Vs+
- (PS4): Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- (PS4): iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars
- (PS4): Fez
- (PS4): Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
- (PS3): Borderlands 2
- (PS2): Chulip
- (Xbox 360): Magna Carta II
- (3DS): Story of Seasons
- (3DS): Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- (3DS): Culdcept Revolt
- (GBA): The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition   
- (PSP): Persona
- (Wii): Fortune Street 
- (PC): UnEpic  
- (PC): King's Bounty: The Legend
- (PC): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
- (Mobile): Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius


Watching:
- (TV Show): The Walking Dead (Season 7)
- (TV Show): Orphan Black (Season 3)
- (TV Show): Criminal Minds (Season 11)
- (TV Show): Six Feet Under (Season 1 - Episode 3)
- (TV Show): X-Files (Season 11)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
(Anime): Attack on Titan: Season 2 (episode 8)



Reading:
- (Manga): Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (Volume 16)


That's it for April. Here are a couple screenshots (no pictures this time) I took this month plus a few YouTube videos.

My most wonderful pull from FFBE. Can you count the rainbows?
Hahaha... :)


Whee, I have Lotus Mage Fina!

"A Quiet Place Review" by YourMovieSucksDOTorg.
He touches upon several of the thoughts I had after watching the movie.
There are spoilers so check only if you've watched "A Quiet Place" or 
you don't mind spoilers.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth intro video. The volume is a bit quiet. 
I think the voice work is great.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth menu theme after the intro video.
The music is quite good overall for this game.

Thanks for reading!

As usual, if you have any questions / comments about anything, feel free. :)

Saturday, 31 March 2018

BLOG -- Recap of March

March was a movie binge-watching month for me. I guess I just got the urge to go through more of the stuff I bought back when HMV had its crazy store closing sales. I'm closer to being able to subscribe to Netflix or Crunchyroll this year! :3 


Outings/Events in March:
- Hung out with friends overall x2

- Had a couple spontaneous vacation days.

- Attended a send-off for a long-time co-worker at work. I wish him the best!

- Had a dentist appointment *sniffle*.

- Stayed over at my sister's place x2.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-I did the Hatching Tide event before my subscription expired.
-This one's pretty big news for myself: my main character purchased a mansion! Now I'll be stuck re-subbing every other month or I'll lose the house, hahaha. Hopefully I'll get a chance to redecorate it when I re-sub in May. :3

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 147 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 35 mins)
-I got a number of rainbow units this month. I'm doing my best to save tickets for the Valkyrie Profile banner -- hopefully that comes to the GL version!


Exposures:
- (Food place): Uncle Tetsu's Angel Cafe -- I'd say this is a nice "hideout" for anime fans. The food was just okay, but the dessert -- at least the dessert I had -- yummmmy! I'd go there again.


Finished...
Watching:
(Movie): Annihilation -- At first I was kinda meh about it, but it's slowly growing on me, some of the ideas and imagery. I am pretty much set, though, with my own interpretation of the ending.

- (Movie): Ready Player One -- This was fun and nostalgic. I'd like to experience the Oasis!

- (Movie): Whiteout -- Quite predictable and forgettable.

- (Movie): Moulin Rouge -- Some of the singing was nice and there were some nice moments, but the first 30 mins or so were super annoying.

- (Movie): The Rats -- It was meh.

- (Movie): Devil's Advocate -- This was a long movie, but quite interesting and entertaining.

- (Movie): The Debt -- Great acting. I feel for David and Rachel.

- (Movie): Dragonheart -- I really enjoyed this. Quite funny and original, in my opinion.

- (Movie): Dragonheart: A New Beginning -- Not bad for a sequel.

- (Movie): Creative Control -- Bleh.

- (Movie): Jumper -- The premise was interesting, but I would have liked more character development and resolutions.

- (Movie): U.S. Marshals -- This was interesting.

- (Movie): Ghost Rider -- Not the best Marvel movie I've seen.

- (Movie): The Fugitive -- This was good. I was surprised to see the same team from U.S. Marshals in this movie. I finally get to see the scene with Neil Flynn in it.

- (Movie): Stop-Loss -- The issue addressed was interesting, but the movie was kinda boring.

- (Movie): Breakin' -- Light, fun, and cheesy at times. I enjoyed it! I wish there was more romance.

- (Movie): Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo -- Much more cheesy than the first, but the dancing was good.

- (Movie): Along Came a Spider -- It's different from the novel, but was okay. I thought the child character was pretty smart.

- (Movie): Kiss the Girls -- It was okay.

- (Movie): Shawshank Redemption -- Very long, but a good watch.

- (Movie): The Gift -- I liked this.

- (Anime): Night Head Genesis -- This had potential, but got meh by the end.

- (Anime - Movie): Eden of the East: King of Eden -- I enjoyed it, but definitely have the next movie on hand.

- (Anime - Movie): Eden of the East: Paradise Lost -- This was a nice resolution to the series. Not enough romance, though, haha. 


Playing:
- (PSP): Corpse Party -- This was one creepy game. I advise saving in multiple slots at different points throughout the game. You never know if you've locked yourself in a bad ending.


Reading:
- Nothing this month. 


Currently... 
Playing (not all at once):
- (PS4): J-Stars Victory Vs+
- (PS4): Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- (PS4): iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars
- (PS4): Fez
- (PS4): Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
- (PS4): Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reigns
- (PS4): Monster Hunter World
- (PS3): Borderlands 2
- (PS2): Chulip
- (Xbox 360): Magna Carta II
- (3DS): Story of Seasons
- (3DS): Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- (3DS): Culdcept Revolt
- (GBA): The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition   
- (PSP): Persona
- (Wii): Fortune Street 
- (PC): UnEpic  
- (PC): King's Bounty: The Legend
- (PC): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
- (Mobile): Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius


Watching:
- (TV Show): The Walking Dead (Season 7)
- (TV Show): Orphan Black (Season 3)
- (TV Show): Criminal Minds (Season 11)
- (TV Show): Six Feet Under (Season 1 - Episode 3)
- (TV Show): X-Files (Season 11)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
(Anime): Attack on Titan: Season 2 (episode 8)



Reading:
- (Manga): Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (Volume 16)


That's it for March. Here are some pics I took this month plus a YouTube video.


Angel hat cheesecake from Angel Cafe. This was so good!

Omurice from Angel Cafe. I got this meal just so the server could 
draw something on top. I asked for a mouse drawing and then 
she asked for a reference so I looked up Mickey Mouse. 
The dish itself was just okay.

Waffle-stuffed double down from KFC.
I split this with my sister and it was a good call.
The waffle and syrup got so sweet when I finished my half.
It was good in the beginning, though!

I pulled Prompto this month. Not sure when /if I would actually use him, though.

"Hikari" by Elisa -- the 1st ending theme to Nabari no Ou.
I've been listening to this track almost nonstop at work for the past few weeks.
I kinda think this makes a good theme song for David and Rachel from The Debt.


Thanks for reading!

For anybody celebrating Easter, Happy Easter! Also be careful of the possible jokes that might happen tomorrow.

As usual, if you have any questions / comments about anything, feel free. :)

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

BLOG -- Recap of February

February was a bit of a more active month for me... but still so busy. I was supposed to have a week vacation this month, but it got reduced to one day due to project timelines... Just when am I going to have my vacations?? That goes for everybody else on my team... everybody else has either not taken any vacation this year or had their vacations reduced due to project timelines. We're not robots...

I recently put through a vacation request for sometime in May. If that doesn't get approved... it may just be the final straw. =_=


Outings/Events in February:
- Hung out with friends overall x1

- Was treated to lunch by a co-worker for helping her with projects.

- Made chocolates with my sister for Valentine's Day.

- Felt really sick for a couple of weeks. I'm still coughing and my sides hurt when I cough.

- Went into the office on a Saturday and worked. I was very angry doing so.

- Attended a play where my friend played one of the leading roles.

- Stayed over at my sister's place x1.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-Since getting sick I haven't logged on much. I did the Valentione event, and moogle-mailed chocolate to several friends on Valentine's Day.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 144 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 30 mins)
-I was pretty lucky this month, getting some rainbows and at least one of each unit from the first limited banner.


Exposures:
- Nothing this month.


Finished...
Watching:
(Movie): Black Panther -- This was fun. I really enjoyed the sibling banter.

- (Anime): Eden of the East -- The premise is interesting, but I really wanted to see more character development as well as interactions between Akira and Saki. Hopefully the two movie sequels will rectify those two points.

- (Anime): Dragon Ball Z Kai -- Finally I finish watching Dragon Ball Z, the series that first got me into anime. Unfortunately, even with Kai being a shortened version of Dragon Ball Z the series still felt dragging at some parts, but... I am glad that I finally experienced the story. It was really fun watching the characters grow up. One of my favourite parts was watching Gohan attend high school and the Tenkaichi Budokai that happens in that same arc. I liked the last two episodes as well.

- (Anime): Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie -- I wouldn't call this a movie since it's only 25 minutes long. It was okay, but not an essential watch.

- (Anime): Shiki -- Just wow. Some parts made me really uneasy. It was interesting to see things from both sides. Don't really care too much about its ending though. 


Playing:
- Nothing this month.


Reading:
- Nothing this month. 


Currently... 
Playing (not all at once):
- (PS4): J-Stars Victory Vs+
- (PS4): Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- (PS4): iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars
- (PS4): Fez
- (PS4): Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
- (PS4): Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reigns
- (PS4): Monster Hunter World
- (PS3): Borderlands 2
- (PS2): Chulip
- (Xbox 360): Magna Carta II
- (3DS): Story of Seasons
- (3DS): Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- (3DS): Culdcept Revolt
- (GBA): The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition   
- (PSP): Persona
- (PSP): Corpse Party
- (Wii): Fortune Street 
- (PC): UnEpic  
- (PC): King's Bounty: The Legend
- (PC): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
- (Mobile): Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius


Watching:
- (TV Show): The Walking Dead (Season 7)
- (TV Show): Orphan Black (Season 3)
- (TV Show): Criminal Minds (Season 11)
- (TV Show): Six Feet Under (Season 1 - Episode 3)
- (TV Show): X-Files (Season 11)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
(Anime): Attack on Titan: Season 2 (episode 8)



Reading:
- (Manga): Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (Volume 16)


That's it for February. Here are some pics I took this month plus a YouTube video.


Some of the chocolates I made with my sister.


Some sushi from Sushi Mori.
I wish I wasn't sick when I ate this, lol...

Yan. Her parasol looks nice.


Ang! Once I heard how broken he was (in a good way), I tried pulling for him.
Can't wait to gear him up!


Chow! Getting him was a fluke.


"Fifty Shades Freed - Movie Review" by Jeremy Jahns.
I haven't watched the movie yet myself, but this is a funny and entertaining review.
It contains some slight spoilers.


Thanks for reading!

As usual, if you have any questions / comments about anything, feel free. :)

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

BLOG -- Recap of January

January was a very shut-in month for me. Besides going to work and doing minor shopping some days after work, I only went out once. Of course the weather played a big factor as I I don't like cold weathers all that much.

Work-wise things have been busy and not busy, but thankfully not as busy. Hopefully it stays that way! I have vacation time coming up and I'd like to keep it if possible.


Outings/Events in January:
- Hung out with friends overall x0

- Took a Lieu Day for the crazy work week I had in December.

- Took advantage of the major points redemption event at Shopper's Dug Mart.

- Stayed over at my sister's place x0.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-I re-subbed but haven't done much. I've finally beaten Heavensward and started Stormblood a few days ago.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 141 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 20 mins)
-I didn't get any notable summons this month. :(


Exposures:
- (Video Game -- PS4): Swap Quest -- It's an interesting idea but it stresses me out, lol. I don't like the limited time to finish a stage. Co-op helps with that somewhat.

- (Food): Rice Burger -- This is a new menu item at Rolltations. It was pretty good but messy to eat. The next time I eat this I'll use a fork.


Finished...
Watching:
(Movie): Baby Driver -- Really high energy and fun!

- (Movie): X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- This is my first time watching the movie, and wow -- so bad that it's entertaining.

- (Movie): The Wolverine -- This was okay, though the last 30 mins were... uh... not that good.

- (Anime): Yu Yu Hakusho 


Playing:
- Nothing this month.


Reading:
- Nothing this month. 


Currently... 
Playing (not all at once):
- (PS4): J-Stars Victory Vs+
- (PS4): Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- (PS4): iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars
- (PS4): Fez
- (PS4): Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
- (PS4): Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reigns
- (PS4): Monster Hunter World
- (PS3): Borderlands 2
- (PS2): Chulip
- (Xbox 360): Magna Carta II
- (3DS): Story of Seasons
- (3DS): Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- (3DS): Culdcept Revolt
- (GBA): The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition   
- (PSP): Persona
- (PSP): Corpse Party
- (Wii): Fortune Street 
- (PC): UnEpic  
- (PC): King's Bounty: The Legend
- (PC): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
- (Mobile): Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius


Watching:
- (TV Show): The Walking Dead (Season 7)
- (TV Show): Orphan Black (Season 3)
- (TV Show): Criminal Minds (Season 11)
- (TV Show): Six Feet Under (Season 1 - Episode 3)
- (TV Show): X-Files (Season 11)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
(Anime): Attack on Titan: Season 2 (episode 8)
- (Anime): Dragon Ball Z Kai (episode 99)
- (Anime): Shiki (episode 5)



Reading:
- (Manga): Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (Volume 16)


That's it for January. Here are a couple pics I took this month plus a YouTube video.


Rice burger at Rolltations.


Morgana plushie! Shipping costs were killer.

"The Fall of the Simpsons: How it Happened" by Super Eyepatch Wolf.
The analysis is really interesting.


Thanks for reading!

As usual, if you have any questions / comments about anything, feel free. :)