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Sunday, 14 January 2018

BLOG -- My Movie-Watching History (in Theatres) [2017]

Here is my movie-watching (in theatres) history for 2017. I wish I could have watched more. Even though I've covered these throughout the year in my end-of-month blogs, here is my full list, with additional commentary for most, if not for all.


SPOILER ALERT WARNING!!
Since I will be mentioning a good number of movies in this blog, some of them will contain spoilers. Any movie that will contain a spoiler will be marked.



MOVIE: La La Land [SPOILER]
DATE: January 17
DATE: January 28
RATING (OUT OF 5): ****

COMMENTS: It's great, but I do not like parts of it. Why couldn't we get a happy cliched ending like in most movies? Mia and Sebastian totally deserve it. The acting and singing was great. Emma Stone is so adorable and Ryan Gosling is rough, but warm. It'll be a movie that will stay with me for a long time.

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MOVIE: Fifty Shades Darker
DATE: March 7
RATING (OUT OF 5): *

COMMENTS: Bad -- much worse than the first movie. Several times during the kinky scenes I was thinking, Why is this being shown to me? This doesn't do anything for the movie.

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MOVIE: John Wick 2 [SPOILER]
DATE: March 22
RATING (OUT OF 5): ***

COMMENTS: Not bad, but I enjoyed the first movie a lot more. It was nice seeing some parts fleshed out, but certain parts in the end I did not agree with. I don't think John would really disrespect the hotel's rules.

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MOVIE: Logan
DATE: March 26
RATING (OUT OF 5): *****

COMMENTS: Unexpectedly really, really good. Very different from a regular Marvel movie and from what I hear, very different from the older Wolverine movies. It was too dark for me, though.

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MOVIE: Beauty and the Beast
DATE: March 28
RATING (OUT OF 5): ****

COMMENTS: It was good. I've never watched the original Disney version so this was a nice exposure. I really liked Emma Watson as Belle -- her singing was really nice. I also really liked Belle's character.

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MOVIE: Get Out
DATE: June 6
RATING (OUT OF 5): ****

COMMENTS: Very good and creepy. Also quite funny. Very nicely done.

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MOVIE: Wonder Woman [SPOILER]
DATE: July 25
RATING (OUT OF 5): ***

COMMENTS: Gal Gadot was good as Wonder Woman, but I felt the romance was a bit too rushed and obligatory. Trevor was a really good guy -- just didn't feel much chemistry between him and Wonder Woman. I think he would have been better being a support for her instead.

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MOVIE: Spider-Man: Homecoming
DATE: September 5
RATING (OUT OF 5): ***

COMMENTS: The after-credits scene was the best for a Marvel movie! I watched this in 4DX and it was an interesting experience, with the seat moving around and blocks softly punching my back when somebody got hit in the movie.

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MOVIE: Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle
DATE: September 26
RATING (OUT OF 5): ****

COMMENTS: It was good, but not as good as the first movie. I mean -- the first one is already so perfect. How can it be topped? Lol.

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MOVIE: Jigsaw
DATE: November 4
RATING (OUT OF 5): ***

COMMENTS: Better than the 7th movie. It's not overly bloody and there's a bit more focus on the story. Sooo... good job! It didn't completely suck, lol.


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Movies I wanted to watch in theatres but missed:
The Foreigner
Thor 3: Ragnarok
Justice League

Movies I wanted to watch, BUT GLAD that I missed:
The Circle

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That's it for this blog. Thanks for reading! If you have any comments about anything (even if you greatly disagree with anything I've said, or if this made you think about the movies you've watched and want to share), feel free to comment! :)

Sunday, 7 January 2018

BLOG (PERSONAL) -- Perspectives/Memories in 2017, Top Whatevers, Top Exposures, and New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year! Here is the long blog I do every year -- taking a look back at the previous year. Even though it takes quite a while for me to do it, it helps keep me organized for the new year. I also know I'll enjoy reading all the memories and whatnot when I re-read this years from now.


Yummy donuts I had with friends while in Vancouver.


(REVIEW) New Year's Resolutions for 2017
Spend at least 100 hours on learning Python -- NOPE (I didn't spend any time on this =_=)

Spend at least 100 hours on learning Japanese -- NOPE (I didn't spend any time on this =_=)

Create a text-based game -- NOPE (I was hoping to work on this in December *sigh*) 

Create at least 1 story (short story, play, whatever) -- NOPE (Ditto with this one *sigh*)

Watch a minimum of 400 episodes' worth of anime I haven't watched that are in my collection (movies count as 1 episode per 30 minutes runtime, rounded down) -- DONE (GetBackers | Persona 4 Animation | Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles (Season 1 & 2) | Danganronpa: The Animation | Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei | K-On (Season 2) | Saiyuki | Spice & Wolf | Kanon | Dragon Ball Z Kai (Season 1 - 4) | K-On! The Movie | Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 | Angel Beats! | Angel Beats! OVA | xxxHolic: The Movie - A Midsummer Night's Dream | Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles: The Movie - The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom | The Girl Who Leapt Through Time | The Boy and the Beast | Persona 4 the Golden Animation)

Read a minimum of 1000 pages' worth of books I haven't read that are in my collection (manga and comics included) -- DONE (The Neverending Story by Michael Ende | Gravitation: The Novel by Jun Lennon | Gravitation: Voice of Temptation by Jun Lennon | Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise by Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru || + 1 more book)

Listen to at least 10 (or ALL) music CDs I haven't listened to that are in my collection -- DONE (I did the former. Janne Da Arc: Joker || Paradise Lunch: Gun's & Roses | Criminal Girls Invitation -Oshioki Voice CD | Uura Saeka: Sha La La -Ayakashi NIGHT | Eufonius: Anemoi | Ali Project: Waga Routashi Aku no Hana | Rina Aiuchi & U-ka saegusa: 100 mono tobira | Nana Mizuki: Kindan no Resistance | Shin Sekaiju no MeiQ: Rough Sketch ver + Live Recording ver. | Persona 4: B Side || + 1 more CD)

Watch at least 20 (or ALL) movies / TV shows I haven't watched that are in my collection (TV shows will be counted by season) -- DONE (I did the former. Mud | X-Files (Season 3) | The Strain (Season 1) | Piranha | Piranha DD | Phonebooth | Veronica Mars Movie | Outbreak | X-Files (Season 4) | X-Files (Season 5) | The X-Files: Fight the Future | Tooken | X-Files (Season 6) | X-Files (Season 7) | Criminal Minds (Season 10) | Maze Runner: Scorch Trials | Machete | X-Files (Season 8) | Hot Tub Time Machine | X-Files (Season 9) || + 1 more movie / TV show)

Watch through all the seasons and movies of X-Files -- DONE (Going from Season 3 to the end of Season 10 in the span of one year -- I consider this a proud accomplishment!)

Expose myself to at least 5 games that I physically own -- DONE (Onimusha Blade Warriors | Danganronpa 1-2 Reload | Super Mario 3D Land | Persona 5 | Avatar: The Last Airbender || + 8 more games)

- Expose myself to at least 5 games that I digitally own -- DONE (Caladrius Blaze | Adventure Bar Story | Letter Quest Remastered | The Deadly Tower of Monsters | Lovers in a Dangerous Time Space || + 14 more games)

Find 500 hours and put that towards catching up on either the Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, or Persona series -- DONE (Due to this resolution, I beat Persona 4: Dancing All Night, Persona 5, Final Fantasy XV, and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. I also spent a lot of time on Persona Q. Fun times, for the most part ^-^)

- Beat at least 10 games that I physically own -- DONE (Akiba's Trip | Persona 4: Dancing All Night | Atelier Iris 2: Azoth of Destiny | Fantasy Life | Hatsune MIku: Project Diva X | Persona 5 | Akai Katana | Otomedius Excellent | Fable II | Danganronpa 1-2 Reload)

- Beat at least 10 games that I digitally own -- HALF (I beat 6 games. Caladrius Blaze | Letter Quest Remastered | Shantae | Final Fantasy XV | Hatsune Miku: Future Tone | Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)

Reduce my overall collection! This would be my collection for books, video games, music, movies, TV shows, figures -- DONE (I reduced my overall collection by 95 items. Sadly my room still feels full of stuffs, but I'm sure there'd be more space if I re-organized my shelves)

To sum up: Out of my 15 resolutions, I completed 10.5. *sigh* I'm slacking =_='' On top of the two resolutions that keep evading me over the years (learning Japanese and Python), I'm very disappointed in not being able to create a text-based game. Creating one is hard work, but I always enjoy it. It's one of the few times I get to create and experiment and feel proud if I do things right. 

*sigh* I didn't go to Japan this year and my blogging was nearly non-existent and I still couldn't finish all my resolutions? I wouldn't say all my free time went towards my resolutions, but I think it's a sign I need to give myself a small break... in order to challenge myself, but still "live".

Below are my resolutions for 2018:


New Year's Resolutions for 2018
- Spend at least 100 hours on learning Python
- Spend at least 100 hours on learning Japanese
- Create 2 text-based games 
- Create at least 1 story (short story, play, fanfiction, whatever)
- Watch a minimum of 300 episodes' worth of anime I haven't watched that are in my collection (movies count as 1 episode per 30 minutes runtime, rounded down)
- Read a minimum of 800 pages' worth of books I haven't read that are in my collection (manga and comics included)
- Listen to at least 10 (or ALL) music CDs I haven't listened to that are in my collection
- Watch at least 10 (or ALL) movies / TV shows I haven't watched that are in my collection (TV shows will be counted by season)
- Expose myself to at least 5 games that I physically own
- Expose myself to at least 5 games that I digitally own
- Find 500 hours and put that towards catching up on either the Atelier, Ys, or Shin Megami Tensei (SMT includes Persona, DDS, Devil Summoner, etc) series
- Beat at least 10 games that I physically own
- Beat at least 5 games that I digitally own
- Reduce my overall collection! This would be my collection for books, video games, music, movies, TV shows, figures.


It's not much of a break, but it's a bit, and every little bit helps. Maybe I'm generally really tough on myself? I can't let go that I couldn't do a text-based game last year, so I'm going to make it up by doing 2 this year.

I changed up my series for the "Find 500 hours" resolution this year. I'm still really behind in Dragon Quest, and Final Fantasy, but I wanted to shift my focus a bit. I'm still quite miffed that the controls for Dragon Quest III was so... not responsive on my phone. Do I need to find another way to play it?

Like in past years, my main goal is still going through my media collection. There are a couple things I'd really like for myself this year:

1. Subscribe to either Crunchyroll or Netflix
2. Clean up my room so I'd have enough space to "prance around" and not knock over / step on my stuff

For the first point, I just won't subscribe to Crunchyroll or Netflix until I've gone through all my anime and movies / TV series. It just wouldn't feel like I'd be making the most of the subscription if I still have new things to watch in my physical collection. For the second point, I wouldn't have to go through everything in my collection, but enough so that I have space to move around. 

I'll tell you an embarrassing secret: back when I did have adequate space in my room, every now and then I would try to learn dance routines for certain songs from Idolm@ster and Hatsune Miku. Even though I can't dance for beans, I had lots of fun trying to learn and I wanna try doing it again. 

If you were curious at all, the dance routines I tried learning back then were "Kosmos, Cosmos" and "Little Match Girl" from Idolm@ster and "World is Mine" by Hatsune Miku. I was also trying to learn "Yellow" by Hatsune Miku, but I kept messing up on the fancy footwork, haha.

Okay, I filled my embarrassing secret quota for the year. Moving on, lol.


2017 in Review
I think in terms of movies and video games, 2017 was a great year. There was a lot of good stuff to experience.

For me personally, 2017 was kinda tough. There were some good times, but also a lot of hard times. It got me thinking about the "hard" questions on Life more often than usual. Sorry, I can't share the questions, but you can probably imagine what they are. I think after my experiences in 2017, my outlook on Life has adjusted slightly.

Back then I used to think a lot about the future and wonder if I'm prepping myself properly for it, whatever that future may be. Now I don't think I should worry too much about it anymore. It's still important to prep for the future, but it's also important to take some time for yourself and just "Live" -- whatever it means to "Live" for you.

I don't want to think about this but -- for example, what if I'm prepping for 10 years from now but in actuality I don't have 10 years? What if I have less? A person's lifespan... ideally it'd be a long time, but it's just hard to predict. That's why I think it's important to "Live" now while also thinking about the future.

I think my new personal motto in 2018 will be something like "Live, but Live smartly".

"My theme song" this year: Audition from La La Land. The first time I listened to this all the way back in January, I knew it was going to be my theme song. It really speaks to me, as I consider myself a dreamer.


Audition from La La Land.
Emma Stone does a great job singing this.


Notable/Significant Memories/Events in 2017
HMV closing down in Toronto: Thank you for all the deals and fun memories *tips hat*.

Travelled to Vancouver to visit my friends: It was only for a couple days, but they are days that I will cherish always. x3 <3 <3

Attended mass for the first time: It was an interesting experience.

Attended Fan Expo 2017: This will always be mentioned.

Getting that weirdo message from a stranger on PSN: This was just bad, lol. I still remember this from time to time, though I wish I could just forget it.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius: Well, considering that I'm at rank 137 and I started playing this year... I totally spent a lot of time on this game -- and money. I need to put a cap on myself next year, lol.

Switching to a different department at work: Aside from the long hours, I enjoy the work and team a lot more.

Eating at Kaiju one last time: I wish I dined more often at this place. Hopefully they find a new home soon! :3

Waiting for 3.5 hours to be seated at the Cheesecake Factory: Never again, lol. I'm not even willing to wait 1 hour -- I have other things to do, lol.

Spending time with my friends: This is always going to be mentioned here. I wish I could have more time to spend with them.


Top Whatevers in 2017
This is my top list of what was released in 2017 that I experienced. There won't be much here since I rarely experience anything current.

(Movie): Logan
For anybody who watched the first two Wolverine movies: don't let those deter you from watching this! This movie -- as much as I'd like to criticize it by saying "It's way too grim" ('cuz I generally like happier movies), I can't, because it works. Technically, story-wise, performance, atmosphere -- it's near-perfect and just well done. Not at all your typical Superhero Marvel movie. I highly recommend! 

(Board Game): Heart of Crown
I backed this game on Kickstarter, and it turned out to be a really fun game. Out of all board games I've played with my friends, this lasted the longest. I'll have to get the Steam version sometime.

(Video Game): Persona 5 [PS4]
I'd say this was a given, considering how much I loved Persona 4 Golden. Persona 5 is not perfect, but it's darn close. I love almost everything about it, especially its core theme. Bravo, Atlus -- you did it again! *clap clap clap*

(Song): Tie between Rivers in the Desert and Life Will Change from Persona 5
If I could, I'd list the whole soundtrack from Persona 5. But since I have to choose a top song -- Rivers in the Desert and Life Will Change pop out the most.


"Rivers in the Desert" from Persona 5. I actually listened to this track for the 
first time outisde of the game, and I was super excited to see where this 
track would play in-game.

"Life Will Change" from Persona 5. I get so revved up when I hear this, 
and I can listen to this fine without the lyrics.


Top Exposures in 2017
This is my top list of what I was exposed to this year, regardless of what year it really came out in. Any titles with two years indicate the original release date, then the English release date. If I list here the same thing from my "Top Whatevers", I will also mention a runner-up.

(Anime): Saiyuki (2000/2004)
For a series that's kinda old now (if you consider 17 years old), it holds up well. The stylistic choices for some of the episodes were interesting and experimental, and I can appreciate their attempts. The music is also quite nice.

(Movie): Logan
Runner-up would be John Wick (2014). Before watching it, I heard that John Wick was awesome. And it was! If you've already watched John Wick, the "HONEST REACTIONS: John Wick Directors React to the Honest Trailer" YouTube video is amusing and informative.

(Video Game): Persona 5 [PS4]
Runner-up would be a tie between Danganronpa 1-2 Reload [PS4] (2017) and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD [PS4] (2015). I almost feel these two are a given -- well, I guess if you know me personally. Danganronpa is a great series -- really twisted, but great. I'm looking forward to experiencing Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony after beating (and platinuming) Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls.

And Final Fantasy Type-0 HD... it's simply enjoyable. I like that not all secrets are told outright. I like that sometimes random "nobody" NPCs have quests that aren't obvious until you speak with them. I like that the game throws curveballs every now and then, dropping a crazy-high level boss on a mission, but still giving a way to continue if you can't beat it. And the story -- I want to understand the story. For a game to make me want to know more about its world, it must be doing something right. 

(Song - Japanese): Mind Voice by Samfree featuring IA (2015)
For this song, the context and translated lyrics really grab me. Samfree passed away two years ago due to an illness and this was his last song. I think it expresses some things that I think are truthful. The lyrics that especially stand out to me are:

There's no such thing as "freedom", so why bother searching for it?
You're at the whim of your heart's desires

"Mind Voice" by Samfree featuring IA.
I love the lyrics.


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And that's that for my review of 2017.

For 2018, below are some things I'd like to do:

-Karaoke more often
-Have more space in my room (please please please let this one happen! lol)
-Blog more (I think this is a given)


If you've made it this far, thanks for reading! Below is a % breakdown of my spending in 2017. I broke out some of the categories so they can't be compared to previous years. It doesn't show here, but I did a decent job saving my money. This excludes necessities like my cell phone plan, transportation expenses, etc. Click on the image to enlarge it.

I'm surprised that I spent more in digital games than physical games, though I'm sure I know the culprit for that... *shakes loving fist at FFBE!* lol. My Movie Ticket spending needs to increase -- and my DVD/Blu-Rays spending needs to decrease.


Thanks again for reading! I hope 2018 will be a wonderful year for you all. Be healthy, stay safe, and keep on "living". :)

Sunday, 31 December 2017

BLOG -- Recap of December

I was hoping to finish up as many of my remaining New Year's Resolutions as possible, but... a lot of my time went to working. One week was pretty crazy where I'd get home everyday and the only thing I could do was light gaming and eating at the same time for a couple of hours, and then it's sleeping. And with me being a slow eater, it's not good, lol. One time I got home around 11:30 PM and I was eating until 2 AM. Then I woke up at 6:45 AM to get ready for work. 

Here's hoping that things will get better in the new year (i.e. that more help is hired and nobody in the team is reduced)... >_>


Outings/Events in December:
- Hung out with friends overall x4

- Attended the Holiday Party for my work place.

- Had a games day with my sister, her hubby, and our friend.

- Stayed over at my sister's place x1.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-I popped in briefly to do the Starlight Celebration Event. I had planned to re-sub mid December but felt I shouldn't yet after my crazy work week. =___=

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 137 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 10 mins)
-I got Santa Roselia and Christine from the holiday banners. I tried for Cloud when his banner was up, but no dice. No dice on White Knight Noel either *sniffle* ._.


Exposures:
- (Video Game -- PS4): Monster Hunter World: Beta -- It looks like it could be fun. I'm not a fan of voice chat being the only form of communication for online play. I prefer keyboard and typing, lol.

- (Video Game -- PS4): Nine Parchments -- This is a ridiculous game, especially if doing co-op. Friendly fire and foe healing with no way to turn them off? You'll have to decide if that's your cup of tea or not. There are some gaming bugs, though, so hopefully those get fixed.


Finished...
Watching:
(Movie): The Neon Demon -- Wow. This was quite the experience. Definitely worth checking out, but... be mentally prepared, lol. Chris Stuckmann's review pretty much sums up my impressions of the movie.

- (Movie): The Lobster -- It was interesting, but not really my brand of humour. That world would be scary to live in.

- (Movie): Genius (2016) -- Despite the hamminess of Thomas Wolfe's character, I enjoyed this movie. Colin Firth is great as usual, and I hope somebody as awesome as Maxwell Perkins still exists today.

- (TV Series): X-Files -- I am noting this because I am all caught up, yayyy! Just in time for the next season.


Playing:
- (PS4): Final Fantasy XV -- This was a love/hate game for me. I found so many things tedious about this game (sidequests, fishing, walking around, car-riding, driving, dungeoning in dark, dark caves). The few saving graces were listening to FFVI's Dancing Mad track during the car rides (once I found and bought the soundtrack), the characters, and the overall story. The 2nd-last chapter was boring as heck, though, lol. I might blog about this in the future.

- (PS4): Hatsune Miku - Future Tone -- I played all 200+ songs so I'm counting it! I'll still be playing it from time to time though. It's a pretty good compilation of songs.

- (PS4): Final Fantasy Type-0 HD -- It's not perfect, but I love this game to bits. The music's great, and I enjoyed the characters. Rem was my favourite to use, followed by Ace, and Queen. Now I just need to understand the story, lol. Once I do, I'll likely blog about this.


Reading:
- (Comic): The Unbeatable Squirrel Beats Up the Marvel Universe by Ryan North & Erika Henderson -- This was okay. I'd probably appreciate it more if I knew more about the Marvel Universe. 


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
- (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): Yu Yu Hakusho (don't remember)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
- (Anime): K-On! Season 2 (episode 19)
(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 14)


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


Tiramisu cake at the Cheesecake Factory.
This was really good. My sister and I have concluded that the only way for us to 
enjoy eating at the Cheesecake Factory (without overeating) is to share everything, 
including the cheesecake.


Santa Roselia from FFBE. I ended up getting about nine of her
while trying to get White Knight Noel.


 Christine from FFBE.
I think her design is really cute. I want that Snowbear, lol x3


"Zero" Male version by Bump of Chicken.
This is the general opening theme to Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.
I really enjoy this.


Thanks for reading!

Happy New Year's Eve! As usual, if you have any questions / comments about anything, feel free. :)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

BLOG -- Recap of November

November was a bit better, work-wise, although still no vacation days in sight... and I have 11 more vacation days to use. What's going to happen to them??! .___.

I know it probably won't happen, but I hope December will be a "potato" month for me. I was out every weekend in November and I need at least one weekend to stay at home, rest, and binge-play video games.


Outings/Events in November:
- Hung out with friends overall x5

- Had a dentist appointment *weeps*.

- Had a games day with my sister, her hubby, and our friend.

- Celebrated a friend's birthday.

- Stayed over at my sister's place x4.

- Attended a Japanese bazaar.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-Nothing. I should be re-subbed mid-December.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 134 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 5 mins)
-I got Ling from her banner, and Noctis from his. Wooooot! x3


Exposures:
- (Restaurant): Cheesecake Factory -- If you want to check this out in Toronto, I recommend you do so in the middle of a weekday, when a lot of people would be either working or attending class or something. The wait to actually get seated for me and my friends was around 3.5 hours and this was on a Sunday. The food was quite good, but... not really worth the wait. I was only able to last through it because I was with my friends, lol.

- (Video Game -- PS4): Hidden Agenda -- This was a pretty fun, though short-ish game. I'd recommend getting it when it's on sale.

- (Video Game -- GC): Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem -- Quite creepy even though I haven't played very far yet. I accidentally blow-darted and killed an NPC before it could help me. Good thing I saved beforehand.


Finished...
Watching:
(Movie): Jigsaw -- It's decent -- not as overly gory as the last few Saw movies, but still not as good as the first one.


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): Final Fantasy XV
- (PS4): Hatsune Miku - Future Tone
- (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
- (Mobile): Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp


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 10 - Episode 4)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Yu Yu Hakusho (don't remember)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
- (Anime): K-On! Season 2 (episode 19)
(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 13)


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


 The cheesecake I had at the Cheesecake Factory.
It was coffee & cream cheesecake, and I really liked it.

One of the funniest scenes in Persona Q so far, hahaha XD

 Ling in FFBE! :)

Noctis in FFBE! 
I did around 80+ pulls in lapis/summoning tickets.
I had a pile of Irises afterwards.

One of my favourite NPCs so far in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
He's just so adorable, lol.


"Hibikase" by Giga P.
Ever since playing this song in Hatsune Miku Future Tone, 
I've been listening to it quite often at work.


Thanks for reading!

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

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

BLOG -- Recap of October

October... well... *weeps* my time! Well a lot of my time in October was spent in the office, working late. I know it's not as late as some of my other team-mates, but still... quite late. I did not hang out with anybody on a weekday ('cept my sister), 'cuz I had no idea how late I'd be staying in the office.

I'm not sure if November or December will be any better (unless something major happens)... ._.


Outings/Events in October:
- Hung out with friends overall x3

- Attended a cousin's wedding.

- Had a games day with my sister, her hubby, and our friend.

- Had dinner with my team mates.

- Had lunch at Kaiju, as a final send off and best wishes on relocating. My meal was $7.50, but I left a $10 tip -- as thanks for the yummy food! :)


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-Nothing. I should be re-subbed mid-December.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 129 (yay I can leave the game alone for 12 hours 50 mins)
-I was really happy to get every character from the 1st Halloween banner, yayyy :D


Exposures:
- Nothing this month.


Finished...
Watching:
(Anime): Persona 4 the Golden Animation -- I enjoyed this, especially the ending theme.


Playing:
- [PS4]: Danganronpa 1.2 Reload -- I've beaten both Danganronpa 1 and 2. Both games were really enjoyable. I love how the second game is directly connected to the first. Now to get all the trophies... :)


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): Final Fantasy XV
- (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): Patapon (STOPPED -- It got too repetitive for me)
- (PSP): Corpse Party
- (Wii): Fortune Street 
- (PC): UnEpic  
- (PC): King's Bounty: The Legend
- (PC): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
- (Mobile): Dragon Quest III (STOPPED -- I got too fed up with controls not being responsive all the time)
- (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 10)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Yu Yu Hakusho (don't remember)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
- (Anime): K-On! Season 2 (episode 19)
(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 13)


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


 Kaiju! I will miss this place. So many people showed up for its last weekend.
Seeing all the people was very touching *sniffle* :)


Marianas Trench gets referenced in Persona Q! XD


 Grim Lord Sakura in FFBE!
Yay, another unit who carries a scythe :)


Illusionist Nichol in FFBE! He was the last one I was trying to get from that banner.


"how is prangent formed" by J.T.Sexkik.
I saw this on a friend's Facebook post and found it funny.
It's an old-ish video so you may have already watched it before.


Thanks for reading!

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