Ozine 2014

Sunday, 28 December, 2014

I love attending convention but this is the first time I went there in costume. Prior to this, I’ve been to Cosmania 2014 as part of the MTG Demo team.

Big thanks to my girl friends especially Tinn (Kikuri of Brave Frontier) for dressing me up as Misha of Ar Tonelico.  I wasn’t prepared so we just did what we could. My hair was annoying too.

Misha Ar Tonelico and Kikuri Brave Frontier

I had so much fun! It was a brand new experience and I really enjoyed it! Cheers to the next cosplay event!

Misha of Ar Tonelico

Girl - Cosplay

What Makes Mario Such A Timeless Classic?

Friday, 4 October, 2013

Since the first Mario game was released, almost 26 years ago, it has been nothing but a revelation to video gamers around the world. Although for the present generation the older Mario game may seem like nothing more than just another 8 – bit video game, at its time it truly was an icon and still stays so for those who had the opportunity to play it. It set the standards for how video games should be and was the first game that invoked the interest of people in video games. So what really makes Mario such a timeless classic, what is the reason behind its enormous success? Well, let’s find out.

The thing that most people wouldn’t have realized probably at that time is the simplicity that the game provided despite its excellent graphics and game play. Unlike other exceptionally complicated games where you had to remember a myriad of combination moves to get through. Mario presented the user just a few simple motions to follow. All you had to do was to pick up the controller, move forward jumping on enemies and random targets and explore the world with seemingly apparent markers. And the subtle variations in the game levels without too much difficulty imposed on you, made it much easier to adapt to as well.

This apparent simplicity is what that made the game a favorite for all age groups. But there is more. The game introduced what the concept behind video games should be. While most games, in its time let players throw magical fireballs and play poker games, which are either impossible to do in the real world or too boring, Mario enabled players to do things that are forbidden in real world on their television screens and this makes it very popular game.

Honestly, didn’t it make you feel good smashing all those bricks, jumping and crushing your enemies, pushing baddies into hot scorching lava? Truly this is what made the Mario an instant hit. And this trademark characteristic is what is being followed by games even till today, such as GTA.

And final the game’s replay ability and the sequence which it follows also contributed to the game’s entry into the video game hall of fame. Since the game had so many levels and all of them seemed to follow the same backdrop, nobody really cared to remember the levels. So no matter how many times one plays it, it always felt like new. Now, that’s something that almost all of the games, both past and present, miss out on. Truly all these factors have made Mario a timeless classic.

Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? A Zombie Story For The Light-Hearted

Sunday, 20 January, 2013

Sexy Anime Fan Art - Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?

Aikawa Ayumi is your average high school student until one day; he got murdered by a serial killer. Fortunately for him, he was resurrected by the enigmatic necromancer, Eucliwood Hellscythe. However, instead of being revived as a mortal, he was turned into a zombie that allows him to exceed the limits of a normal human being as well as giving him superhuman strength. The only drawback though is that he is weak against sunlight and it dries him up and he can still feel pain when physically injured.

The story progress with the protagonist slowly realizing that he is stronger than he initially thought. And after meeting and draining the magical powers of Haruna, who is a magical girl, Aikawa is then able to turn himself into a more powerful being dressed as a magical girl.

Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka is a harem anime. A harem is a genre of anime wherein there is a single male protagonist who is surrounded by a lot of supporting female characters. The anime has a total of thirteen episodes including an OVA. The plot is interesting but since it only has a couple of episodes, it was not given much focus until the last few episodes of the series. There is also a running gag in the anime wherein the protagonist always gets hacked into pieces by the enemies but still survives since he is already dead. The good thing about the anime is that the atmosphere is light and has humor in it. Furthermore, it is a shounen anime, anime directed to the younger male audience so they are more likely to appreciate the harem concept.

On the other hand, the magical girl aspect of the anime will attract young female audiences. Overall, the ideas are unique and can be recommended for the general audiences. If you are someone who loves to watch some zombie kicking the ass of other creatures of the dark or another zombie, then this anime is for you.

Persona: Trinity Soul

Monday, 12 November, 2012

Persona Trinity SoulPersona: Trinity Soul is an occult anime TV series which is also a part of the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series. The anime is a non-canonical take of the Playstation 2 game Persona III in which the series’ events starts 10 years after the game’s events. The story starts with Shin Kanzato, along with his younger brother Jun, moving back to Ayanagi, their hometown, to see their older brother Ryou Kanzato who is now the superintendent of Ayanagi’s City Polic Force. It has been ten years since a disaster severed Ayanagi City and when the siblings saw each other.

Basically, in the world of Persona, some people are gifted with the ability to summon an entity from inside them which can combat other opposing personas. These personas are basically another representation of themselves. They appear in various forms and often wield weapons and have other supernatural ability. The plot revolves around people suffering apathy syndrome, a mysterious disease which puts people in a somewhat catatonic state, and is being investigated by the police.

The anime is a good watch however if you are into battle animes like Naruto, Bleach, and or One Piece, you would not be able to appreciate it. Persona: Trinity Soul is a plot driven series and rely less on combat scenarios. It has a number of dramas in it than action. It also has a bit of romance but it is not the focus of the anime. What I did not appreciate though is that there are some parts of the stories which were unexplained like what kind of being is the whale, and why is there a whale. There are a couple of unanswered questions although you can live with it. Watch it and you’ll know what I am talking about.  If you are into occult animes Like Tokyo Majin, XXXholic, you may find Persona: Trinity Blood interesting.

It’s a Fri-DATE!

Friday, 9 November, 2012

I’m so happy today because this Friday is different. Just came from a relaxing full body massage and a hearty/healthy meal!

My body has been aching for a therapeutic massage and I felt so relaxed right now. Yay! I’m obviously in good mood and looking forward to next Friday because I want the same routine: Massage + Hand-pulled dry noodles + Wintermelon tea.

Gongcha Wintermelon and Chicken Dry Noodles

And my bf made this day even happier! ^_^


Wednesday, 10 October, 2012

Bleach Anime OnlineBleach is a popular Japanese anime and manga that follows the story of a young boy named Ichigo whose unusual gift allows him to befriend a death god. This is a unique story which lends to its popularity and allows it to be a favourite among numerous people. With new technology been created you can now watch Bleach and other anime on your mobile device. This includes things like mobiles, iPhones, iPads and other smart phones that a lot of people now possess. This is possible by etiher uploading it to your device or using mobile sites to allow you to watch it using the internet. A great mobile site that makes watching bleach easy is AnimeOnHand which has extensive coverage of the new and older seasons.

This is a great series that allows you to become completely involved with the characters and plot to the point where you form a worthwhile connection. This is the power of this medium and why it is so popular. Bleach has also reached a level of critical acclaim to the point where several publications that think it is one of the best anime’s around.

This site is great as it allows you to watch these videos as they come out and keep up to date with one of the most popular anime’s. This allows you to watch the series in its entirety and because of this it is a rare asset. It is also good for people new to the anime as they can catch up and not have to wait or buy the seasons.

The best thing about this site is it is absolutely free to watch the episodes so you no longer lose money buying the seasons as they are all on the site in good quality. This is a truly amazing website that to watch bleach if you are a fan or even just an anime fan. You will surely find this site remarkable.

Bleach is an amazingly popular anime and manga that has millions of fans across the globe. If you are one of these fans or just want to watch a new anime then there is a great site you need to know. The site is called animeonhand.com and lets you watch all the latest bleach episodes that have been aired. Most people nowadays use mobile devices like phones, iPads and iPhones to navigate the web. This is great news for you if you own one of these, as this a mobile website that allows you to watch all these on your idevice.

Shall We Return to Ravnica?

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012

Just got my prerelease ticket earlier! :)

Return to Ravnica Prerelease

I’m not familiar with the Ravnica days since I started playing in the Lorwyn block. But after checking the spoilers of the new expansion, I think I’m getting the idea. Ravnica is composed of guilds and I’ll be joining the prerelease as a Golgari member. :) UG is not soooo me! I think I’m fitted for Selesnya since I am a white player and green is my fave color.

Hmmm. Let’s just see how it goes. I’m excited for my RtR PR!

Luck Is On My Side!

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012

My morning started well thus keeping the good vibes all-day through. It was a busy and tiring day, but worthwhile and fulfilling at the same time.

My boyfriend accompanied me to the Phil Post EMS to claim my package from Firmoo yesterday. Last time we went there, we missed out! But this time, everything went well. No long queues, no under the table whatever, etc. Quick and smooth transaction! As in! I was so happy about it.

After that, we headed to S.R. Thai Cuisine near UST for lunch. We had eggs and fried rice for breakfast then French fries and Honey Banana float from McDo as quick snack. We just felt like eating and rewarding ourselves that day.

My boyfriend had the usual Chicken with Basil Leaves while I tried Chili Pork Rice for a change. Love the good food! While we’re eating, he texted his MTG friend because were planning to pickup some cards later the day. So we went home right after lunch, prepped up and went to Eton Cyberpod, Ortigas. Another round of LRT/MRT!

There was an ongoing tournament at Regran so we have to wait until they finished the third round before approaching his friend. Deal closed and we’re good to go. But I tried my luck and bought one Avacyn Restore booster pack… and I got….

Tamiyo, the Moon Sage

Yup, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage! That’s the only pack I bought so I know I was just too lucky! Haha. My boyfriend bought one as well and got a not so impressive rare.

After wrapping things up at Regran, we headed to Rei’s place for VTM (Vampire The Masquerade) session. My luck continued as I kept getting success die rolls. Playing VTM is really fun and exciting. I liked how the story went and we might resume the game next time.

Whew! Such a loooong tiring day! But everything turned out good so that’s something to be thankful about!

It’s Play Time!

Saturday, 19 May, 2012

Gotta play MTG (Magic the Gathering) again! My boyfriend is still working on our decks and I’m still unsure of what I really like to play. Haha. I’m torn between UW Delver and RG Aggro. The last time I playtested Delver, it wouldn’t synchronize with me. So hard to get a good hand even if I shuffled it to the best way I can. Plus, it was taking me too long to think of my moves and responses. Thanks to Snapcaster Mage and plenty of Instant and Sorcery for giving me lots of options and sometimes, headache!

MTG Cards - Snapcaster Mage

As for RG Aggro, we still need lots of cards to complete the deck. Even if we convert his Kessig Ramp into RG Aggro, we still have to spend more on 3 Sword of War and Peace. And as far as I know, it costs P1500 right now. I wonder if there are still people selling it for P1000-P1200 especially that the MTG Grand Prix is fast-approaching.

Based on our latest playtest, it seems that I’m getting acquainted and synched with my new deck – UW Delver. So I might use it if we won’t be able to complete RG Aggro in time.

Playing MTG is super fun!

P.S. I’ve been collecting Angel cards since the release of Avacyn Restored. Cute Angel

Glittery Red by OPI Nail Lacquer

Saturday, 12 May, 2012

Just when I’m about to use Bobbie Premium Nail Creme Green Lush, I decided to go for Glittery Red by OPI Nail Lacquer! It might be my happy mood that trigger the switch.

OPI Nail Lacquer - Red Polish

DIY Nail Paint with OPI Nail Lacquer

Glittery Red OPI Nail Lacquer

Evening shot of my glittery red nails!

Forget about that smudge. I painted my nails last night and took some photos afterwards.  Just blogging about it now! :)