Evangelion 1.0



And here’s the poster that was to be given out. It’s huge!

I have very high expectations for this movie. Hope it will live up to it! :)


It lived up to my expectations! I loved it! I do agree with some reviews made by other bloggers that Shinji is a lot less pathetic in this remake.

But the experience was a little disappointing, and by experience, I mean the cinema room is small, and the poor sound equipment made the sound effects a lot less exciting.

I’d like to talk about a few scenes in the movie that got me.

<spoiler> Highlight to read.

The scene where Kisaragi Misato shouts “発進!” (hasshin, launch) for the first time.

When Shinji encounters Ramiel for the first time and he got beamed, his screams for help made me shiver, it felt so real I could feel his pain.

When Shinji struggles to get eva back on it’s feet to fire the next shot at the angel. At this scene, I was praying hard for it not to be over-exaggerated, over-pitiful like that Korean anime whose title slipped my mind. And it turned out to be a great and powerful scene.

For a short moment, you see Shinji struggling back up, and next, you see the Evangelion lift up the positron rifle. That really got me burning inside.

Then after the battle, after Shinji opens the door of Rei’s entry plug and talks to her, you can see the moonlight shining in on them, making it a very moving scene.


Being quite an eva fan, it won’t be convincing enough for me to reccommend you to watch it. Nevertheless, watch it if you have the chance to!

5 golden rules for MMORPGs

… to make your gameplay more enjoyable!

1) It’s ok to fool around as long as you don’t irritate/inconvenience other players.

2) Never buy game currency with real life money. It’s a vicious cycle where everyone gets screwed in the end with the China people laughing at us.

3) Have patience, lots of it. And I really do mean lots!

4) Don’t put in too much feelings, especially feelings of love and hate. It’s an online game for everyone to have fun, not a match-making service!

5) Never give out your account information.

Welcome to Final Fantasy XI!

[Japan] – Day 7

Kyotoooooooooo! 京都!

Woke up at 6am sharp. Usual shower, brush my teeth, get dressed and off to the train station! It was only a 2hr 45minute ride from Tokyo to Kyoto by Shinkansen bullet train.

I was going to take the bus to Kiyomizudera(清水寺) but the bus stops had long queues. :(

But nevermind, even though my right ankle hurts (some illness I seem to have inherited from my mum kicked in), I walked at a slow steady pace according to the route I had planned. (download route map here the numbers you see on this map are the location of where I took the corresponding photos from)

My first stop was at a temple called Sanjusangen-do(三十三間堂). It’s a long temple and inside, houses lots of statues. Very impressive sculptures inside but photos are not allowed so too bad.

Continued walking north. One good thing about walking is I get to take my time and see many things. Small details that aren’t anything special to the locals, appear interesting to me. Before reaching Kiyomizudera, I had to walk up a hill. I stopped midway at a small, dimly-lit restaurant for lunch. I had omelette rice with teriyaki sauce.

Entrance to Kiyomizudera

This corner, has lots of shrines dedicated to relationships. Mostly female visitors here.

Famous view of Kiyomizudera.

Exiting the temple, walking down the hill. On both sides are shops. Lots of people.

Decided to take a shortcut along this river. This road goes through the residential area. Quiet and peaceful.

I forgot if this photo is correct, it should be the Heian temple (平安神宮). The temples I’ve chosen to visit, are all related to the animes/movies I’ve seen and like a lot: Lucky Star and Lost in Translation.

The next 2 photos are taken near sunset. As I was exiting Nanzenji and heading towards the train station.

I took the train back to Kyoto station and from there, took JR line to the Arashiyama, western Kyoto area. There’s a shrine that I wanted to visit because of it’s forest of bamboo. The Nonomiya shrine. I had a bit of trouble locating it because I forgot to prepare the map for this area. I managed to find it anyway, but it was already too dark and the path leading in was totally dark. There weren’t any lamp posts. It was so dark you probably can’t see your shoes.

Thus, I gave up and began heading back to Tokyo. At Kyoto station, I grabbed a Tonkatsu Bentou (pork cutlet with rice) to eat during the ride back. It was cold and thus not really nice.

The power of Yomeishu

After drinking Yomeishu, I began having lots of ideas for my projects and I have a lot of motivation and energy to work on them.

After 2 weeks have passed since I finished the bottle, I find myself lazy to do stuff, no motivation to work on my projects and I just laze around watching anime.

Did Yomeishu really work? Or is it all just placebo!? lol, I might just grab another bottle to find out.

Regarding my NDS, even the local distributor does not repair NDS 1st generation anymore. Which is sad. I was hoping they would at least open up and check if some thing went loose or not.

A friend has told me that he would buy NDS lite together with me should I decide to get one.

So now, what I’ll do is I’ll attempt to open up my NDS and try to see if I can fix it myself. Perhaps re-sit the connectors or whatsoever since I can’t sell it anyway. And if this operation fails, I’ll just get an NDS lite.

Wish me luck!