Monthly Archives: December 2007
It is done.
Phew. At last. My life doesn’t seem exciting enough to sustain a picture a day. I’ve cheated on quite a few occasions, actually. Heh. Don’t think I’m about to start a p365 for 2008. Sticking to Facebook for random events might be easier after all =P
I guess this replaces my annual New Year reflection post, then. A picture speaks a thousand words, after all… here’s my 365,000-word essay, then!
So it all started with Yiwen sending me the link to this video on how to use hashi (chopsticks). I thought it was really funny so I searched for more in the series (apparently there’re quite a number, although I’ve only found a few that are subbed).
Since I’m in Japan and all it seems only fitting that I watch (and blog) about this, though watching them all has effectively killed about an hour of my life. Haha.
They all start relatively seriously (I actually thought it was a real documentary at first), but get progressively ridiculous and funny. Watch them if you have time – they’re really quite a hoot!
This is a list of episodes and links to the few subbed versions I’ve found online, hopefully I’ll be able to see them all one day ([J] links to the unsubbed versions I’ve found, you can try watching if you’re bored or if you actually understand Japanese).
The Japanese Tradition 「日本の形」
Natsu Yasumi 「夏休み」
[J] Onigiri 「おにぎり」
[J] Ocha 「お茶」
[J] Dogeza 「土下座」
It’s quite funny. It’s a bit mind-staggering seeing my whole site (more or less) in Chinese, and I must say that the translation quality is pretty good, with a few hilarious mistakes though.
And York is translated as New York. How delightful to see the city you live in is not on Google’s radar. I wonder if they have the translation for Singapore?
I’ve been playing Mobile Weapon: Battle Stations (Facebook game) the past 2 weeks. In this game you get a ship, gain money/experience, deck it with better equipment, and get to combat other players’ ships (or not, depending on your playing style). Essentially a mini-MMORPG, except it doesn’t suck up all my free time like WoW did, since they limit the number of action points gained per hour.
It’s got a bit of a learning curve (like maybe ten minutes reading the beginner’s guide), but two weeks later with a new ship and having recently discovered the joys of the battering ram, I must say it’s been quite a fun diversion. Plus, the company which made it (TYLER Projects) is Singaporean! Seems to comprise at least partially of university students. Such enterprising/productive people. As opposed to bums like me who play with their products instead of studying.