Touhou Aya

What Would You Like to See More?

Hello all! This week’s post is not an extensive one like my previous postings. Allow me to cut to the chase: I need help! I have been fumbling around with ideas to write about this week, about the buzz with MQA, current anime season stuff, more about introversion, many topics that I just couldn’t settle on. I would not call it a writer’s block, but rather just that I have stumbled [ . . . ]

Gaia at Miku Expo in Seattle

Go and Experience a Vocaloid Concert!

As I have mentioned on last week’s article, I went to see my second Vocaloid concert, MikuExpo and although I had some doubts on going, I went and have to say I had a blast! So for those who haven’t gone to a Vocaloid concert before, try one out (especially the official concerts)! What is Vocaloid? For those not familiar with Vocaloid, it is a software and “synth” that emulates [ . . . ]

Introvert in the Outside World

As an introvert, I love the sanctuary of my room in my apartment, with all my entertainment needs of video games and computer systems. Going out usually involves either earning or spending money, and any other reason to go outside are not done in a routine basis. But there are times when I have to experience new things, or be around (gasp!) many people. Yes those days when staying at [ . . . ]

Winter Cannot Priorotize

Time Management: You Can’t Do Everything!

Hi all, it’s been a while since I last updated. Yes, I have been quite busy with an online MMORPG called Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Just like getting any new video game, or marathon-ing a finished anime show, I will find myself absorbed and devote much of my time to the game or show. But when I finish the last episode and anything left are mainly Blu-Ray/DVD bonuses, [ . . . ]

Lily Figure from Aki-con

Cost-to-Benefit Purchasing

This past weekend, I went a small anime convention that I have never been to before, at the insistence of a friend who just moved to the Seattle area around a year ago. Being new to the area, I figured “Why not?” and went with him for one day at Aki-Con. To start off, I knew that this was going to be a small convention, and was not expecting much. [ . . . ]

Digital or Physical!? Weight is a Consideration

Digital or Physical Media?

Ahh, it has been officially one week since I moved in to my new apartment, and of course there is the problem of unpacking. I also started my new job this week, so my time to unpack has been rather slim. I noticed that many of my items that I packed were Audio CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and Video Games (PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, PSVita, Wii, DS, and others) outside [ . . . ]

The moving process

Sometimes Upgrades Aren’t Easy (or Cheap):

When playing video games, usually to get better items you would need the right amount of money to get them. It may involve farming for cash, hunting the right materials (in some cases defeating a really hard optional boss for just a CHANCE at said item), or even buying at different parts of the days (and then there’s event-only items). Sometimes in the case of DLCs you have to use [ . . . ]

Gaia Surprised by Sunshine Award

ASU’s Sunshine Award 2015

I received this nomination from a new friend and fellow online anime blogger Rekari of Shooting Star Dreamer and how I am relatively still new to blogging, I would like to answer some of the questions he has presented to me: Where do you draw your inspiration? Everything I encounter, have encountered, and sometimes from just nothing. Good and bad experiences shape what I create and write. I pay attention [ . . . ]

Gaia Should Have Waited

A Better Version is Available!?!?

Your favorite TV series out on DVD, coming out on Blu-Ray 6 months later. The S/G/Z/Plus version of your favorite phone. Re-issue of a Disney or Star Wars Original Trilogy from VHS to DVD, then to Blu-Ray. Many have had to agonize over having to buy again media/a work of art simply because the newer one is clearer, has more features, better battery life, looks or sound better. You will [ . . . ]

Reqq pressured at a Convention

A Long Exhausting Weekend at a Trade Show

The last weekend, I was working at an audio trade show called T.H.E. Show Newport Beach. I have never been to this particular audiophile show, having only experience at a smaller venue called The California Audio Show, and this year I only went because there was budget enough to run a merchandise booth. I wish I could say that I enjoyed the weekend and took a lot of pictures, but [ . . . ]