Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanayamata reminds me of high school.


Let me just warn you that this will be a rather long post. so yea.

One of the anime that I am watching currently is Hanayamata. 
Honestly, I didn't think that I would like this anime as much as I do right now.
It's not a special show. It's the normal high school friendship anime where girls do what they love and in this case, dance a certain japanese dance.

It's those friendship type of anime filled with cuteness and sweetness. 
In the group, you have the shy reserved girl, the tsundere, the princess and the energetic annoying one.

And for some reason watching this reminded me of high school.

Personally, I am not a fan of high school but I don't quite hate it either. I just recognized that it was a part of my life. That's all.
But this anime reminded of the good sweet memories of high school.

It made me think of the good memories I had in high school and suddenly, I missed it.
I miss my group of friends.
The one that brought the light into my empty ugly dark high school moments.

As I watched the characters, it made me think further of my group.
In my group, there was four of us, not five, unlike that anime.
We also had the princess, the quiet reserved one, the tsundere and the talkative one.

Can you guess who I was?
Yup, I was the tsundere one. hahahaha

Anyhow, thinking about my group made me feel that we had a lot of similarities with this anime.
I guess, you can say that my high school was somewhat anime-like.
We were in a group.
And we did what we wanted.

We wrote, we watched stuff and we read.
We made plays and joined competitions together.
We just did what ever we felt like doing and ignored the world.

It was good times.

Yea, I guess I am feeling a little nostalgic.

But I am comforted by the fact that my high school life was somewhat anime-like. 
I always wanted to be in an anime and now I know that I kinda was. HAHAHAHAHA

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Graduation?


Yesterday, I attended a friend's graduation ceremony. 
CONGRATULATION TO MY FRIEND.

Anyhow, it was nice watching other people graduate. 
Seeing them so happy made me happy too.

All the graduates had a certain glow to them and for some reason, it made me think of my own graduation. 

Honestly, my graduation is a very very long way away. 
I just finished my first year and I am only going to start my second year soon.
So it'll take a while before I graduate.

But honestly, I think I would enjoy my graduation.

The feeling of accomplishment.
The ability to say, I DID IT. 
The feeling of pride.

To know that you are a whole different person now compared to when you started the course.
To know that you are a more mature and wiser person. 

So yea.
To be honest, I can't wait for my graduation.

But for now, I just have to get prepared to start my year 2.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Exam results.


My exam results are out.

Honestly, I am just glad that I don't have to repeat year 1 and that I can safely move onto year 2.

My grades for year 1 were very very average.
But that's alright.
It doesn't mean that I can't get first class honours.

It just mean that I have to ace my year 2 and year 3. 
And that is exactly what I plan to do.

As long as you are still in the race, you can still win.
And right now, that is what matters.
The fact that I am still in the race.
The fact that I don't have to waste a whole year repeating year 1.

So yea.

I had a good rest this summer and so, when the summer break ends, it's time to get up and start moving.
I am feeling pumped up and motivated to go to year 2.
HELL YEA~!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Holiday is about to end.


It's August now.

That means my results are about to come out soon and my summer break is about to end soon.
I will start university soon again in September.

It kinda makes me sad because I really enjoyed this summer.

It was really nice to have a few months to yourself where you can just flat out relax and do whatever you want to.

So I spend my time with my one of my most favourite thing ever.
Stories.

I spend a lot of time reading, writing and watching stuff.

And it was fun.

Honestly, I wish I had more time to do that because there are still quite a few books that I haven't finished and a few other stuff that I haven't watched.

I know that to most people my summer break would sound boring but it wasn't to me.

I really just like the idea of relaxing before starting to work hard again.
At least, when university starts again this year, I can say that I am well rested and I am ready for the challenge. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

I got nothing.

I really got nothing to say right now.

Except that anime is freaking awesome this season.

I haven't been this happy or excited in a long long time.

OH MY GOD, JUST YESSSSS TO ALL OF THE ANIME.

Enough of that, I'll put in a funny video or two here for your enjoyment.

Here's Weird Al's latest works. ENJOY :





Friday, July 25, 2014

P-P-P-Polaroids~~!



I know that they aren't called polaroids anymore. But that's what I call them. So yea.

Anyhow, a few days ago, I was celebrating my friend's birthday with some other friends.

And we had a polaroid camera.

They took several pictures.

In the end, they had a whole bunch of pictures and we ended up, splitting it, taking whichever we want.

So that means, I get to keep one picture.

Personally, I wouldn't understand why would anyone want a polaroid picture in this day and age when you have camera phones. I mean, it's so easy with a camera phone and you can upload it real quick on the internet. Plus, you can share with your friends so in the end, everyone gets a copy. And you don't have to pay for film.

But now that I have a copy, I stare at it every once in a while.

When we were taking the pictures, the polaroid camera had a really bright flash that blinded everyone.
But this bright flash created a really nice effect to the pictures. It was really nostalgic looking and very vintage like.

The pictures had this faded colour thing going on so it looks like it's really nice.



And to be honest, I really like this effect.

Not only that, polaroid camera's print the picture instantly and it is a real copy. So you have one real picture in your hands, immediately. It feels like magic in a way. hehehe.

Anyhow, I have a weakness for vintage stuff or things that look like they are full of memories.

So I am wondering if I should get a polaroid camera and begin taking polaroid pictures.

But the only thing stopping me is the cost of the camera and the cost of the film.

Yea, as awesome as polaroids are, it has its' downfall which is the fact that you have to pay for film. sighs.

But at least, it's old school. hehehehehe. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pretend there is a title because I can't come up with anything good.



I was hanging out with some friends the other day and we were talking.

A friend loves photography and thus believes having a professional camera makes a photographer better.

But another friend argued that the phone camera's quality are so good now that they can rival professional camera's.

The photography friend got a little mad, stating that there is a difference taking pictures with professional camera and phone camera. That professional camera has a better feel to it.

I thought about it.

And for some reason, it made me think of writing.

There are writers who love the typewriter because it has a really vintage cool feel to it.
There are writers who love the computers or laptop because it's easy.
There are writers who love pen and paper because you can feel yourself work and you can see the words really coming together.
There are writers who love writing on their phones because they are busy and it's convenient.

But which apparatus makes a writer better? Which apparatus makes a better writing?
And the answer is none.

Just like photography, it doesn't matter what camera you use.
I think what matters is whether you love it or not and enjoy it or not.

If you don't like taking pictures, you can have the best camera and it doesn't mean a thing. 
A camera doesn't make you a photographer.
Your photography makes you a photographer.

Just like having a pen and paper doesn't mean you are a writer.
Your writing makes you a writer.

And that is that.