Blog Renovations

By now, you have already noticed how I'm such a huge failure in updating this blog (and my other accounts as well). I hated the fact that it didn't turn out the way I wanted. For some time, it became a blog for the events I attended and worse, a home to my giveaway entries. I tell myself time and again that I will renovate it and put some variety to my posts and time and again I was quite busy with random stuff that I can't seem to start. So the time has come and that is today. I know I can't achieve the result I want overnight, but gradually I will. And these renovations also apply in my life in general and the things I want to mend. So here is for the better things to come. More posts soon. 

Edit: Blog Renovations Part 1

Changed my blog’s layout and it’s much cleaner than before. I intended to have a before and after photo but it’s too late when I realized that I forgot to have a screen shot of my previous layout. My bad. But this is only a temporary one because what I really want is to give it a mori girl feel. Thus, explains the background.
So until my next blog renovation update. :)


My Myspace Resurrected

I had updated my Myspace account. I have it for years now but didn't really use it that much since I've only sign up to stalk someone. Hehe. But I haven't added that someone because my account's language was Latino. I didn't know how it happened, it might be my fault. But I didn't mind anyway since I can still see that person's account because it's public. What I didn't like was that even though I understand some few Latino words, I still struggled to get around my account like changing the language into English. I just got lucky that I guessed how to log out. 

So after ages, I opened it again and tried to delete it and it suddenly hit me to Google how to change its language into English (I'm such a dork I know, I should've thought of that before!). Found some instructions, followed them and viola, I succeeded.

And this made me keep my account...but I will not use it that often because I only keep it to show support to my favorite bands and artists (by adding them) and to receive updates from them as well. I also added some bands and artists I like. As for that someone, I finally added her but I don't think she will accept it because it's been years since she last updated but that's fine I'm still stalking her on FB. Haha!

Japan: Kingdom of Characters Exhibit

You had probably know by now how fascinated I am in the Japanese culture that’s why every time I had the chance to attend an event (exhibit, anime and cosplay conventions, seminars, workshops and the likes) that has something to do with it, I always attend it. So last week, I went to the last day of Japan: Kingdom of Characters, a travelling mini-exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum and brought by Japan Foundation. More info here.
I know beforehand that taking photos is not allowed that's why I didn't bring Zephyr, my camera and it's really disappointing. So to compensate, I googled some photos of the exhibit to share with you guys so that you have an idea what the exhibit looked like.  

The exhibit was composed of a timeline of famous anime and Japanese characters as well as significant events in Japan during the past decades. 

I want to have every Hello Kitty item on this one. 

There were life-size displays of Ultraman, Neon Genesis Evengelion, Mobile Suit Gundam, Hello Kitty which I seriously want to take home! There were also short anime videos of the new forms of animations which I'm not really familiar with. There were also mini-figures from Tenjou Tenge. Moreover, there were pictures of how these characters affect the Japanese on their daily lives. 

After an hour or so after I arrived, I heard a lot of noises and when I turned my back, I was surprised that the exhibit was filled with people, most of them students. It turned out that there was a field trip going on. They even have mistaken me as someone from it. Haha.

The photos above were taken during the exhibit's opening night. I didn’t see this Doraemon mascot (?) when I went to the exhibit. What happened? 

Since it’s a travelling exhibit, I also found some photos of the exhibit on other countries. This first one was taken from an Autrallian Museum. I also learned that because of the anime characters’ prominence, they were also used by the Japanese government for some of their projects.  Some of the famous ones were Sentokun, Namisuke and Hikonyan. There were life size displays of Sentokun and Namisuke in the exhibit but Hikonyan was missing.  The second to the last photo is Sentokun and the last one is a close up of Hello Kitty life-size display with Namisuke at the back. I’m not sure where the last two photos were from though I provided their links which are found below. 

I did enjoy the exhibit because it takes you back to your childhood. For a time, I became nostalgic and asked myself, “Has it been that long already?.” On the other hand, I felt that it's an almost but not quite enjoyment because it lacks some other famous characters like Dragonball, Naruto, Sailormoon etc. that leaves a special room for the hearts of Filipinos, especially those who practically grew up with them. The timeline is also not updated. As you can see from the timeline photos, it ended in 2000s and a decade had already passed. Apparently new anime had became famous such as Bleach, Death Note, K-On, One Piece among others.

Nonetheless I still enjoyed it. It’s worth the time and effort. I also checked some exhibits inside Met and I really enjoyed looking to all of them to the point that I was the last visitor who left. Haha. :) Until my next Japanese related event adventure. Sorejā.

Photo credits:     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14


My Current Reads

Watching random movies in the previous weeks have led me to read Film books again. The one on the right is Film Art by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson and the other one is Film Studies by Warren Buckland.


Cirque du Soliel

Went to the last day of Cirque du Soliel but I'm not there to watch it. Just dropped by to get some flyers that I will keep as souvenirs but they ran out of it. To compensate, I just took pictures of the Circus itself, only to find out that I didn't bring my wide angle lens. Ugh, but these will do. :)
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