Archive for May, 2010

It’s here—!!

Posted in Light Novel with tags , , on May 8, 2010 by kumoriha

My copies of Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora came in the mail – finally! (Along with Princeton Review for Biology E/M SAT II test, but who cares about that, mm?)
Light novels – nice and small.

Photo was taken with the Nikon Coolpix S4000 my dad recently bought. Nice to have a camera that we can actually take out on a regular basis. The old one was ridiculously huge and clunky, not that it was bad or anything. Just not pocket-sized.

Off to read, instead of studying for physics AP.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
来た(kita) – “it came”; kita is the past tense of kuru, which means “to come.” Of course, 来た or キタ━━━━(゚∀゚)━━━━!!!! is more commonly used to express something that’s finally here.


And…Blue Eyes Ultimate Jounouchi kun!

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , on May 5, 2010 by kumoriha

I absolutely love Yu-Gi-Oh MADs. And this one is absolutely great. Kaiba shachou, you are the best character ever.

Someone actually did a cover of it…that was interesting.

Anyway, I’m probably going to update blog a lot less now. Need to start studying for college.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
MAD – refers to a Japanese fanmade video. Pretty much just an AMV, only made in Japan.

Weekly Vocaloid Rankings #135

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , , , on May 4, 2010 by kumoriha

Nico Nico Douga.
Well, as expected, magnet went back up. For some reason, so did 1925. No Meltdown…oh well.
Miku Append is out! Upgraded Miku with new styles of voices. I’m looking forward to new songs.

Youtube version:

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
門番(monban) – gatekeeper. In the rankings, monban refers to old songs that stick around and “guard the gate” of the rankings from new songs.

Goodie Bag

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2010 by kumoriha

A very nice Nico Nico weekend for viewers (well, listeners…) this week. Let’s see what suddenly popped up on the utattemita rankings…

トゥライ(tourai, or however you want to romanize his stupid name) FINALLY covers magnet. It’s been a year since he’s created it, and the fans are finally satisfied with his cover (in a different key and a mix). Shoots straight up to first, as expected. Perhaps tomorrow’s Vocaloid rankings will be welcoming some old faces…

PUPI and Re: (no romanization problems here) sing 炉心融解(roshin yuukai), or Meltdown. Yes that song. Twist: it’s a 全部俺(zenbu ore), meaning a capella. PUPI is the awesomest at zenbu ore…

Resident rapper タイツォン (taitsuon) does a rap version of…Renai Circulation. Didn’t expect it. Don’t agree with it. But it’s still good.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
確かに(tashikani) – “certainly.” As in, “Certainly she’s a tsundere, but I still don’t like her character.”

Garage Sales

Posted in Life with tags , , on May 1, 2010 by kumoriha

So today I experienced a garage sale for the first time. Very interesting.
Mother woke me up saying, “Hurry up, people are coming to clean. Also, the Japanese people across the street are having a garage sale.”
So we had a look. For some reason, my father gave me $1xx.xx, which I’m sure could have bought every freaking thing there. There was quite a bit of random stuff. I got a nice mug (I’ve been wanting a mug for some time), a tie (been wanting one that doesn’t suck), and 2 Japanese books (some random 1st grade storybook and a Pokemon dictionary). For $4.75. By the way, the books together cost 75 cents. The Pokemon dictionary itself had a retail price of 980 yen.


I love garage sales.

…Although, I really should have picked up a couple of stuffed animals. There were quite a few. Perhaps next time.

And no, Black Rock Shooter (which got delayed to summer and became an OVA…) has nothing to do with anything.
Random Japanese Word of the Day:
凄い(sugoi) – Wow!, Amazing!, OHMYEFFINGHARUHI. Very, very common adjective. As with anything, it turns into a drawling すげえ(sugee) in slang, where it can be drawn out as long as you want to for emphasis. For even more emphasis, you can go with すっげええ(suggeee…).