The end of an era

I’ve made it to Nijikon this year! Usually I forget about it or don’t have any money to go. But this year, somehow I’ve made it.

I’m sorry to say this, but for me the anime conventions in Romania aren’t getting any better. Now, I’m not saying everything was that bad, heck no. I saw some awesome Cosplay, some decent merchandise, the screening room was bigger than usual but that’s about it.

The only reason I don’t regret going this year is the Totoro plushie Johnny was so kind to get me.

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The fee to get in was pretty high IMO. I’m going to quote Johnny on this one: “That was the most expensive fee we paid to go to the toilet, ever!”. I understand the building was rented for the weekend and they had to get the rent money somehow (and a little profit on the side) but if we are going to pay at least we should be able to see/find something worthy.

Around 80% of the merchandise was handmade, some were good others not so good (mostly not so good); only 2 shops with plushies or original anime/manga merchandise but not a lot of diversity. You could find One Piece, Sailor Moon, Fairy Tail and a few other anime related objects but that was it.

Everything there very expensive! Seriously, that Totoro plushie is very small but it was 50Ron (around 11€ or $15). 20 minutes, that’s how long we stayed at the convention.

This is it. I think I’m done with conventions. I don’t feel like paying just to be present somewhere.

But I got a Totoro so it wasn’t that bad. In fact, after leaving the convention the day became better and better. We went to the Botanical Garden. Apparently we paid for a walk in the park since every exposition there was closed. At least it was cheaper than at Nijikon. I managed to take a few photos with my phone and see a few brides.

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After that lunch and a game of pool, which Johnny won. We ended the day with Pacific Rim, which wasn’t what I expected it to be. Overall it was a good day. It’s been a while since we actually went out and did many things and just had fun.

Work doodles

It is cold again. No more sunshine and no more spring like weather. It’s time for winter to take its place, after all it is November. Somehow that doesn’t depress me.

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I am hoping that I will take my drivers license before the snow comes and for that I need to study for the exam. It’s not going to be fun at all.

Other than that, what can I say. Nothing new, same old things. I’m just more tired than usual and I’m guessing my brain needs a break. Especially from work, but that’s not going to happen any time soon. I can only say that I am happy towards the persons that invented the pen and paper.

Doodles are a  lifesaver for me.

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I might not be the greatest artist in the world, but somehow I feel proud after I finish one of these. It’s like my inner child is giddy with joy that I can still draw something. I still regret not keeping up with drawing like I used to, but that’s life. You can’t do everything, and I am focusing on studying … besides doodles, there are the eternal hiragan characters that I still can’t remember.

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I will get there, I won’t give up. After all I have all my life ahead to learn this language.

Warm weather

It’s very warm for this time of the year. I was expecting more rain and bitter cold weather. Yet, it’s sunny and warm.

I cannot complain but I really wanted to take lots of autumn photos. No chance, because lately I’ve became so lazy that I barely got out and when I do I get annoyed because there are a lot of people around me. I don’t like people, I want empty streets.

I know I’m an idiot but I shall focus on being lazy today.

In the last 2-3 months I haven’t done anything. I’m wasting each day and it’s sad. I really need motivation. Yet I cannot find anything that can keep me motivated for longer than a few hours.

Tumblr is not helping me at well. I’ve became addicted to all those awesome blogs.

I shall need a break from Internet…

And the gif version..

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I could re-watch The Princess Bride and Stardust all over again and never get sick of them. I don’t why, but this quote has been stuck in my mind for the last couple of weeks. In a why, this is what I am feeling but then again things are not going bad.

Random moments of the past few days

I love my phone! It allows me to take snaps of little things that make my days (and life in general) much better. So, in no particular order:

My current read: Maigret by Georges Simenon:

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Our pet turtle who doesn’t get that much attention (not like Marlanu’ anyway):

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The whoopie pie maker that I received from work for Customer Service Week:

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And a sunset at work, plus my first tilt shift photo done on Instagram:

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I might not live a life full of adventures like in movies, but its not bad for a normal person.

Moments in life

There are moments when I can be brilliant and then there are those moments when I can be a total moron.
Unfortunately, most of the times I am a moron.

I am now aware why I cannot afford nice things, why people cannot take me serious and why I haven’t changed as much as my friends have. I shall be the eternal adorable idiot. Yes, adorable because being just an idiot is too common.

Another fun day…

And I’m sick!

I hate it when it happens and I hate it even more when I have to stay at home. Its not that I don’t appreciate the fact that I can be lazy all day long, the part where I have to go to the doctor is what I dislike. No, I’m not afraid of doctors, I just hate the long waits with other sick people. Its depressing.

I could complain more but its not worth it.

I got to stay in bed all day long, I played Pokemon, watched TV, slept, ate good food and just slacked around. I also had good company. Seriously, there is nothing better than a cat to keep you company when you’re sick.

Here’s Marlanu’ at his best.

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T-ara – Number 9

T-ara recently made a comeback on the Korean scene. Let the fun begin and see how far they can go without having a controversy or having netzines going crazy about little things and the past.