Blood: the last vampire (The movie)

I’ve seen it!!! I’ve seen it!!!

Picture source: IMDB

This just made my week. I waited a long time for this movie and I’m glad I’ve seen it.  Gianna Jun was really a good choice for playing Saya. I sincerely loved her look. Braids have never been hooter. Everything was good except the special effects and the battle between Saya and Onigen.

The last battle of the movie was really weird and very short. Just some explosions and it seemed like Onigen was weaker than normal vampires. But even so the movie was good, and it was worth watching.

Now if I could only find “Love Complex” at the renting store…

Top Gear is coming to Romania

In today’s newspaper, you can find a really small article (really small) about Top Gear coming to Romania on 22 September.

I’m a big fan of this TV show and I’m now even into cars. The article says:

The famous TV show from BBC, “Top Gear”, will be filming in the underground car park of the Palace of Parliament… on 22 September. The Top Gear stars will be filming for 3 hours and will be making demonstrations with 3 spectacular cars: Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin.

But that’s not all, after a little googleing, I found out that they will be filming in different locations in Romania. Now that’s awesome. I would like and autograph now! But I don’t even know when they will be coming in the country and on what airport. Must do my research first.

I think I’ll get a few days off… and maybe convince Johnny to take a few days off too.

From parachuting to drawing manga

It’s not often that you find articles about manga/anime in the Romanian newspapers.

But, I had a nice surprise, because not only did I found one but the article was also featured on the cover: “De la parasutism la manga” (From parachuting to drawing manga).

Here is my rough translation of the beginning of the article:

This summer edition of the A-Camp was given the name of F.U.B.A.R., an acronym from English, used by the American military force in the second world war, which is translated by “Fouled Up Beyond Any Recognition”. The A-Camp was home of 130 young people, with ages ranging from 16 to 24 years old. F.U.B.A.R meant the growth of responsibility, the competitive spirit, of friendship.

The A-Camp members were split in six teams: The Hart team, The Tiger team, The Dragon team, The Wolf team, The Eagle team and The Unicorn team. The teams competed against each other on the whole period of their staying in the A-Camp, between 17 and 23 August…”.

After reading the entire article all I can truly say I want to go to next year. But I don’t think I can convince Johnny to come with me.  I am glad that the Anime/Manga phenomenon is growing on the Romanian youth and that there are a lot more Japanese conventions and festivals available.

Now all I wish is that I would hear about them before they actually end.

First day of school

Seeing a lot of kids in uniform, with flowers and with their parents (this are the primary school kids I’m talking about) made me to realise two things:

  1. Today is the first day of school
  2. And, from today on till the end of the school year, public transportation will be crowded not only with old people that just like taking rides but also with kids, a lot of kids.

Again, I’m so happy that I use the subway.

It still feels weird seeing children going to school, even after 4 years from finishing high school. I guess that there are still things that I miss from my “school days”, but then again there are things that I don’t miss at all. Like waking up at 6 in the morning during winter just to go to school… wait I still do that, except now I go to work and I can’t even skip a day or two. At least I don’t have to wear an uniform.

Source of pictures: This one and this one.

At least the weather is great, not to hot and not to cold. Perfect way to start a new week and a new school year. I was thinking, maybe I should pass by my old high school today, to see what’s new around there, cause I’m sure a lot of things have changed.

9.09.2009

I was going to write about this date (9.09.2009), but just by opening the Yahoo/MSN page you can find articles about it so I’m just gonna drop that.

Moving on…

shopping

Believe it or not, I’ve been trying my best to put money away (like everyone else). Funny enough, nothing seemed to work and I still ended up broke. Why? There are so many reasons I don’t even know where to start. But, being broke for me isn’t such a big problem cause I can live without spending money (just with money for the house and food). My problem is that everything around me is breaking down.

First, my Nokia phone broke down. It isn’t worth repairing it, it’s already 2-3 years old and it was used by two people before me. But it’s not like I don’t have a phone, I still have my old Motorola (which is 2 years old but works fine) and I plan on buying a new phone in December, when I will renew my contract (this way I’ll get 20% off for new phones so it’s worth waiting).

Today, my Philips MP3 player refused to open. This really sucks cause I like listening to music when I walk home, at home, when I’m alone, etc. I tried to repair it with the Device Manager software, but I’m afraid I’m gonna have to declare it dead. Again, this MP3 player was a Christmas gift from my brother (this was 3 years ago, the warranty was for 2 years). At least I’m happy the prices at MP3 (MP4) players have gone down. But I don’t know when I’ll buy a new one, it’s not my priority right now.

My priority right now are shoes. No, I’m not a superficial woman that buys shoes every season just because her old ones aren’t fashionable. I’m the kind of person that buys shoes because her old ones aren’t functional anymore. I’m basically “living” with just one pair or sneakers (and I don’t know for how long I can still wear them).

One of the things I hate the most is going shopping for clothes and shoes. Why?

  • Because my best friend loves shopping, and let’s just say that we could easily win a walking marathon.
  • Because all the shop assistants give you “looks” (the only thing they are good at is measuring people up and act bitchy)
  • Because all the shops have very similar products but different prices. That’s why I learned that is best to shop directly from the source aka the sewing factory (yesterday I bought an overcoat with just 50$ from the factory… the coats were for Dolce and Gabbana shop here in Bucharest and I don’t even want to think of the price tag when they will reach the shop. I guess it pays to work in a place with different other firms).
  • Because of the fashion thing, every season you can bet you’ll find the majority of clothes/shoes in just one color (the color that is “in”).
  • Because people think shopping is a fun thing to do in their free time, and thus the shops are full with people (99% women) that just go window shopping just in case there’s something out there they might want in the near future.

 

Right now, I don’t know what’s worse: spending the money or having to find new products to replace the old ones. But, I’m glad that with these hard times the prices have gone down and that there are a lot of shops having sales right now. I guess I’ll just have to plan a day with Johnny and my friend (Alex) to go shopping and hopefully it will rain and be really cold so people won’t come out of their houses.

PS: I’m looking to buy a Nokia phone and a MP3/MP4 player from Sony or Philips that will last me another 2-3 years. Does anyone have any ideas which are best but at a reasonable price?

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