random pics #6

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Tried some black and white feature today. I rarely use it but since the lighting in my room can be quite annoying to deal with, this feature comes in handy.

Drank my last Hershey’s Choco milk, my first impression of it was “a bit too sweet” but overtime, I got used to it. DSC02266

Dug some of the souvenirs from Bangkok vacation few years back. I’ve been meaning to give these for friends but it was either I didn’t have time to meet up or I forgot to.

This particular blue one was my favourite, I used it on my backpack but the holder slipped off one day. Been keeping it in my drawer since then.I think it’s a cow, some friends mistook it for a dog.

DSC02269This is supposed to be a dog right? Those huge buttons or eyes are actually really cute and only after I took this picture, I realized how they stood out a lot.

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Singham

So last night, I was wondering whether there are any recent Hindi movies that I’ve missed lately. I actually watched quite a lot of Hindi or Bollywood movies when I was little, my favs are are the Khans – Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan.Besides them, I like Ajay Devgn a lot too. So I began researching for a bit and found that Ajay’s new movie, Singham Returns will be out this coming August.

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Since he’s reprising this role called Singham, I decided to watch the first movie, released in 2011. I actually quite like it. It’s a mix of action and comedy but there’s also some drama. Ultimately, it’s about Bajirou Singham, an Inspector in Goa and how he fights the corrupted higher ups. I love the fact that he beat their asses up which I feel they deserved it anyways. So although I don’t think violence is answer, sometimes, only violence can teach those bad guys.

Throughout the whole movie, I really really really feel Ajay Devgn or uhhh Singham is soooo KAKKOI!!! Literally all my mind was thinking the whole time >.< I mean, that body!

I don’t wanna compare between Ajay and Shah Rukh Khan…like so many others do. IMO, I think they both have their own expertise. Ajay is definitely more suited for action movies than SRK who is more associated with romantic roles. Anyways, I’m sooo looking forward to Singham Returns. Here’s the trailer xDD I wonder why the actress in Singham didn’t come back for this sequel, instead they asked Kareena Kapoor for the role. Oh well.

Random pics #5

Took my sony a6000 to university today. I haven’t been shooting for a while. So I thought maybe I can just shoot random stuffs.

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Wore New Balance to lab today.

As I strolled around the floors, I saw this on a notice board.DSC02223

If you look closely, these flies are still alive and breeding inside the tubes.DSC02226 DSC02233 DSC02237

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internet = life ?

It’s been over a week, since last Friday to be exact, that my lab has been suffering from internet/wifi deprivation. There was something wrong with the modem I think or the connection, idk but without internet, I’m seriously bored while waiting for my work. I had to resort to my mobile data (thank god Maxis doesn’t charge extra anymore even after the quota finished).

Last Tuesday was a public holiday. I didn’t know till the previous day when my labmate asked me whether I was going to work or not. I was surprised by her question, then it struck me that she might be hinting that it was a holiday lol..

After coming back from the lab earlier than usual, I ordered pizza.

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Tried this new flavour. I absolutely loved this!!! Much more than the apple cider. This pear flavour has just the right amount of sweetness and bitter end. It really suits me. Probably my favourite cider from now on.

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TK from Ling tosite sigure – unravel [single] review

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New single by a rather new artists. The name is unique, I actually find it quite hard to remember it, always had to refer back to the song. Either way, it will probably stick after a while.

unravel serves as the opening theme song for the ongoing Tokyo Ghoul anime. If you’re into gore, bloody fights,  supernatural stuffs, I say, give this a try. It’s gonna be worth your time. That said, let’s get right into this single.

unravel is exactly the type of song I wanna hear for an anime like Tokyo Ghoul. I wonder if the lyrics were written especially for the story because it hits right home. It depicts the identity crisis the main character has as a half human/half ghoul and the mixture of complex emotions that ensues. As for the music itself, great. I love it. I’ve come to get used to the singer’s singing method – he likes to whisper with a thin vocal but it’s the chorus when he sings all out that I really feel the emotions he evoked.

Fu re te Fu re ru is the second track. I can’t say I like this as much as unravel because the first verse already began giving me headache. The vocals were also unusually high pitched that my ears are not very comfortable. The chorus is better than the verses. It may sound like a noisy track, still I’m glad it’s only 3 mins plus. If it had dragged further, I probably would just stop listening.

The next track is a 6 min acoustic version of unravel. No singing, just the instruments, piano, acoustic guitars etc. It’s pretty nice.

Last track is the TV edit for the anime itself. Shorter version.

Finally, I think unravel is a good single even though the coupling song falls short. I am looking forward to more new music from this artist.

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My Top 3 Summer Anime so far…

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Tokyo Ghoul is currently my favorite anime this season, for the very simple fact that it’s been some time since I watched something like this. I love gore type of anime, okay, not the very bloody ones but since I have a track record of favs like Blood+, Ga-Rei Zero, Kara no Kyoukai, Shingeki no Kyojin, Hellsing…you get the drift. I love these type of supernatural genre, even more if it’s vampire related and dark plot.

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Not to mention, the opening track for this anime is great and fitting. It’s unravel by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure.

http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/TK-from-Ling-tosite-sigure—Unravel/9b5ddf0d3556c44d5053d8bb1eaa39c6

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Terror in Resonance/Zankyou no Terror takes second spot in my current list. The first episode was just out last weekend but enough to steal the spotlight from the rest, aside from Tokyo Ghoul. It’s about two teenage boys plotting a terrorist attack on city of Tokyo and somehow got their female classmate, involved as well. What’s more intriguing is not about the current plot really but the past. The boys’ past. I want to know what made them decide to launch a terror attack.

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ALDNOAH ZERO lands in the 3rd spot. The director and original creator has worked on Fate/Zero before and you guessed it, composer Hiroyuki Sawano is also working on the the soundtrack. Fate/Zero is one of my favs and I absolutely love the music so I have high expectation for this. However it’s more a mecha anime than supernatural.

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It’s focused on the battle between human on Earth and the Martians. Here’s the catch, the Martians were actually humans who had migrated to Mars and established Vers Empire themselves, separating themselves and the advanced technology from their human counterparts on Earth.

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Special Mentions

I have to say, this season actually showcased quite a lot of promising anime. Last season was a bit of a letdown and I followed only 2. But I find myself watching up to 5-6 this season. Hence, besides the Top 3 I’ve mentioned above, here are the others I enjoy for now.

Akame ga Kill!

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Ao Haru Ride

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Tokyo ESP

The premier got me confused in the first 3 mins because I thought I was watching Ga-Rei Zero when I saw Yomi and Kagura!!! I miss that show so much. Apparently, it’s just a cameo appearance because the author of the series is the same as Ga-Rei.

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Haha that Pocky sticks!

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I seriously won’t mind a special episode or some sort for Ga-Rei Zero, where everybody is still alive T_T

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JPOP update 7/16

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Ai Otsuka, after getting married and having a child, is back in the music scene. LOVE FANTASTIC is a 12-track album. Haven’t finished listening to this so I won’t review this. I do like the title song though, those neon-lights and bicycle are visually captivating.

SCANDAL is collaborating with Pokemon for their latest single, Yoake no Ryuuseigun. It’s a laidback pop/rock track and on the safe side, which is probably the reason why I’m not feeling this song. It does have a tinge of nostalgia laced throughout but still, I wish they’d opt for a more crazy sound. However, considering this is a Pokemon movie’s theme, I guess it has to be mainstream. However in the MV, I noticed Mami plays with her hair colour again – this time, orange! Girl will never stop trying every colour available on Earth lol

https://vimeo.com/channels/314150/99385599

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Perfume’s new single, Cling Cling finds them adopting some oriental sound in the A-side as can be seen in the short music video below. I appreciate that, still, this is underwhelming. On the bright side, the other coupling song, DISPLAY is great. I love it.

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http://per-f-ume.tumblr.com/post/91721095462

The dance steps for CLING CLING seems very fast and needs precision. Well, I assume Perfume members to do no less since they’re basically giving 100% focus on their dance because they lip-sync.

As for MiChi’s new digital single, All I Know sounds like her previous generic uplifting songs. Think I like the verses better than chorus. This is her first single after her previous album, anyways, glad to see she’s still continuing to deliver us fans new music.