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I am who I am, and nothing more.

[Tokyo Game Show 2014 – SEGA] Hatsune Miku Portion

This segment is from the live stream held by Sega yesterday at the Tokyo Game Show.

[Download Video] – 591MB

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The Tokyo Game Show is a video game expo/convention held annually in Japan to showcase the latest titles and upcoming projects along with products by the industry. While TGS mostly focuses on Japanese releases, they do cover some international press as well. The event lasts two days and is open to the public

Fall 2014 Animé Guide

I downloaded this a couple of days ago but I wanted to wait for a newer version to show up. For those interested, here is the Fall 2014 animé guide ^^

Fall 2014

-Click the image above to view and download-

Original Source: Neregate

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*Disclaimer: I do not make these lists, I’m only posting the image on here to share with you all. If a show is missing or the information is incorrect, feel free to contact the person who made it.*


So apparently gravity was my biggest enemy yesterday as I fell numerous times while going about my day. My favourite, falling up the stairs while walking to the front door of my house. Thus proving, ladies and gentlemen, it is possible to “fall up”

Well anyway, aside from my adventures with gravity everything else was rather ordinary. I wasn’t able to head to the beach because my camera didn’t charge up in time so I decided to head to bed instead because I had a big day ahead of myself. Today it was too cloudy out to really get a good shot so I’ll wait until either Saturday or Sunday when it’s supposed to be sunny. On the plus side, I managed to find my way to the beach all on my own and for that I am proud of myself ^^

My student teaching session at CCRI went fine, they’re starting to prepare for mid-terms next week. I’m a bit concerned about my status though. Yes, I have a good job but I’m still not making the money that I really need and so I must find something else to do as well. The third session of the student teaching program requires me to take on a few classes to qualify for the spot in the fall but I can’t afford it at the moment. My next opportunity would be in winter, after that I would have to start the program all over again. So I’m a bit nervous about losing out on the progress I’ve already made. So that’s preying on my mind a bit. Also I would like to retake that Swedish language course I failed. (Well, I say I failed. Still haven’t opened the e-mail from last year to find out. It would be safe to assume I did though.)

I don’t have a lot of time at the moment before I have to head to work. I think I’ll just work on that secret project for Amanda until then. (Not so secret really. She knows about it, just not the details.)


I’m a little embarrassed now knowing that someone might actually be reading this but my site is still a canvas to create anything I wish! I’ll keep moving forward using it because it’s helping me focus on a creative outlet at the moment.

So, I’ve been thinking about the time I have been spending each morning. So far I’ve been doing things I just felt like doing, which to some extent is great but I’m fearful that I’m setting myself up for future ruination. I feel really good focusing on myself for a moment though. I’ve been told that I need to do that more often by others and so, I think I will. At least for this week anyway. This morning I plan on taking more photos of the outside world. If the rain holds up, I plan to head to the beach and snap some shots of the water. Hopefully I won’t get lost because it’s been about six years since I last went on my own.


P7140009 copy“The world begins setting the stage for it’s next performance. Fall is looming around the corner…”

I decided not to head to bed right away this morning and did something different. This one last rose, hidden within the brush. I only noticed it while I was walking up the hill the night prior coming home from work. In hopes that it would still be there by morning, I stayed up until the sun broke the sky. I was lucky. I took a few shots at different angles and really got into it. I’m not a photographer or artist but I enjoy my hobbies a lot. It felt so good to have a camera in hand once again, only worrying about taking the picture.


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Picture taken by me
My camera: Olympus FE-20
Edited in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Dulling the stress

Well, that’s another month done. Not in terms of time but in terms of responsibility. I just finished paying for the electricity, the last bill for July a few seconds ago. August is going to be really rough but I’ll manage it somehow, July was already a squeaker trying to figure out how to pay for everything. I have a new job but it still doesn’t pay as much as we need to cover the costs of living here. Nonetheless, I will keep moving forward and working my way to a better life. For now, I shall just enjoy living.

Proper planning and time management

I have great difficulty managing my time to allow me to do other things. I’ve always been this way, even as a kid. While I’m not as bad as I used to be, it is still evident that I have work that needs to be done. I have been trying to set a sleeping schedule for myself, something I really haven’t had for most of my life. Never really needed to honestly, even in my college days I had night classes so I could sleep through the daytime.

I planned to go to sleep around four in the morning and get up at about ten, my back starts to hurt if I sleep any longer than six hours anyway. So to me that is more than enough, certainly more than what I am used to getting anyhow. Thus far, I have barely accomplished it. I can count a total of three times I have awoke at the proper time.

The first time I woke up by accident because I thought I had work, in my dream I was late and had to hurry up and get dressed. I awoke and ran to the closet. Only after I put my suit on did I realize that it was morning and…my day off.

The second time, Amanda sent me a message right as my alarm was about to go off. I liked that day, we talked a lot and I got to see an update to her AMV project for the July contest at Närcon.

Finally, yesterday. I woke up at exactly 10:01AM, went over to my desk to get going on some papers for work…then…I fell asleep in my chair only to wake up again at 11:30AM

I’ll keep working on it though, I need more time to live my life and start enjoying it. I don’t want to sleep through everything. I have also started to focus on my to-do list. So far I have managed to finish about 20 items out of the 43 I had jotted down, so hopefully by Saturday I should have a more manageable amount left. Well, that is enough for now. I’m already late in heading to bed, but since this post is on scheduled publishing you’ll be reading this at a different time.

The creative process

One of the few things in life that I enjoy the most is being able to create something. I have missed being able to work on a project. When I was in college I used to work on videos and photos all the time, since graduating I have not really had the time or opportunity to do so. I haven’t had a job that requires those skills either, so it takes the heart out of any plans to do so. However, like I said in a former post, I want to start working on something because I need some more fun in my life.

A hearts flutter

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This is something I folded for a friend of mine as a gift for Valentines day this year. It was also my return to Photoshop and a good chance to really work on my skills as an editor. There is no better motivation than working on something for someone you care about ^^

If you look at the comparison photo below, the white part that inserts inside the heart was created because I didn’t fold the model correctly. Also, there is a lot that was done to really make this project shine. Mistakes aside, I think the results came out quite well to be honest.

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