Saturday, April 18, 2009

Recent Events......

It has been quite a while since I blogged anything that involves current affairs... But with events like this happening right under my nose, it is hard to do nothing about it; so, blogging is a easy way to get some of my thoughts out of my head.


On Religion
Singapore was founded based on the principles Regardless of Race, Language or Religion. Yet recently it would seem like Religion has started to spill over into everyday life, affecting politics even. Repealling obsolete laws gets thrown back with explainations like "its for the majority's good". Institutions gets overthrown overnight replaced with different people with agendas unknown to the public.

On Freedom
The new soon to be implemented laws are a joke really. 1 person constituting an assembly? Oh great. Police having the ability to catch people who might want to commit a crime... Seriously, we are no better than Nazis, where their police can catch people without explaination, torture or kill them. Have you ever considered the possibility what if one day when responsible men are no longer in charge, how would the Law be used for?

On Hygiene
Well, my regards to those who died or suffered in the food poisoning. What probably failed here is probably due to lack of disclipline and mismanagement by the area commitee in charge of the temporary hawker centre.

Contary to people's views that NEA should take a tighter grip on the cleaniness and maintenence, I think all NEA needs to do is to draw out a specific guide to grading and cleaniness and sent officals around once every few months to inspect on their area cleaning. The details should be left to the hawkers and their commitee in charge to decide how they are supposed to clean their own environment.



Something unrelated to this post... I saw some very disturbing words on the covered walkways between Cathay and Paradiz Centre... If this is reflective of our society, then the future does not bode well for Singapore...

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Pick-up Voice 17

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I went to タカシマヤ 2 weeks ago and saw Pick-up voice 16(堀江由衣). Didn't buy that back then coz it wasn't 奈々ちゃん on the cover. Then during the weekend I saw this. 999999 damage instantly which means I bought this through Amazon to ensure its arrival instead of waiting for kino stores.

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One thing I like about Pick-up Voice over the other Seiyuu magazines is their paper quality. If you noticed its thicker than its counterparts.
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They talking about White Album again... 3 more seasons till the next episode...

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I personally think the B side for Yuki is well composed and really has a classique 80's feel. (Although I'm not much younger than Hirano...lawl)

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Both their A sides are original tune and lyrics from Aquaplus. =D

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I think they used a red filter this time round for the shoots as the photos looked warmer generally than previous issues. Or tweaked the White Balance... :)

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見たい...

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Lazy to read now...... maybe tomorrow... Oh issue 18 is also on my buy list XD8

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Alter/キャラアニ 制服Ver. 長門有希

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It was a quiet saturday afternoon that I collected Yuki...

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Recently, its been me feeling the Melancholy rather than Haruhi, who secured a rebroadcast of her own アニメ...

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Spledidly crafted figure for a reasonable price of 6090円 (was less than this since I preordered early)

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Life & Economy


http://blog.mizukinana.jp/blog_nana/post_726.php


http://blog.mizukinana.jp/blog_nana/post_738.php

I know 奈々ちゃん's a great cook (back many years ago in a certain show I remember she cooked her own meal), but I interpret this as a sign of the slowing Global Economy and how it is changing people's lives gradually.

Common sense tells us that in Boom times, people are more willing to spend for the sake of convienence, and when the Boom bursts, people will be more concerned about stretching their 円 and making sure every cent counts.

Cooking your own meals is one way to save on food expenses (provided you don't eat abalone everyday) and you get to control what goes into your diet.

It might be a Recession we are living in, but maybe its also the start of a cooking renaissance?
(PS: あれ食べたい…)

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