Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Dummy's Guide To A Well-Balanced Entry Level MTB

Well, here are some of the things that you should not miss during purchasing your first cross-country bike: 

  • It is from a well-reputable brand.
  • It comes with a balanced specs and price. (Check the frame weight, groupset, fork, wheelset, and brakes)
  • It doesn't have a kickstand.* 
  • It doesn't have a plastic protector between the cassette and hub.*
  • The soldering welding points at the frame are nicely done.

*These sound trivial, but it shows that the bike you are about to buy is a pure race-bred steed.

Hm actually, I wrote this because I miss my bike very much. That's all.

p/s: I forgot to take my picture with it!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Quote

"...God knows I'm not perfect, either. I've made tons of stupid mistakes, and later I regretted them. And I've done it over and over again, thousands of times; a cycle of hollow joy and vicious self-hatred. But even so, every time I learned something about myself..." 

-Misato Katsuragi 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Drawings

Well I did this simply because I love the characters and of course, I love drawing. I still remember some people from my family and also my parents' friends asking me whether I am still drawing these days...(Yes I did draw extensively during my schooling period, and I still remember those moments of spending hours on drawing blocks - drawing motorbikes mostly all the time and some kind of other things) Hmm well, as for now, I do..I do sometimes..Doing some sketches and mostly just doodling all around. When I got bored in classes, I did draw some random things and covered it up so that people can't see what I drew. So here are my drawings of Rei and Asuka. Love 'em.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cosplay of EVA - Asuka by ayareinami*YAY*

I am now officially addicted to Neon Genesis Evangelion. And of course to its characters too. Hehe. When I first saw the anime, I liked Misato Katsuragi for being mildly cunning and at the same time womanly as a caretaker to Shinji Ikari. But now after a few episodes when Soryu Asuka Langley was introduced later on, I started to like this new character more and more. Asuka is a bully (yeah, Shinji is her always target), high self-esteem and a little bit naughty 14 year-old girl. Due to her high self-confidence, she likes to be in-charge and always appointed herself as a leader in the Shinji-Rei-Asuka teamwork mission. She is 3/4 German and 1/4 Japanese. Ok, enough of the character's description. Let's see the rendition of Asuka by this cosplayer - ayareinami*YAY*. FYI, ayareinami*YAY* was the one in the white plugsuit in the previous video, cosplaying Ayanami Rei. But in this video, she wears her sister's (lulubird) plugsuit and cosplaying Asuka. Since both are twins, so there are no problem in exchanging their plugsuits I guess, as what is shown below. As usual, nice shots, good music and best cosplaying.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cosplay of EVA

The faces, the looks, the plugsuits, the expressions, the emotions, and the attitudes...

I must say these are the best cosplays ever done. Superbly talented cosplayers and a great job by the cameraman, plus the song is good too. Totally mind-blowing. Awesome!

Asuka and Rei! Gosh, these ladies are too real for EVA. I can't believe this! *drooling*
FYI, the ladies in there are twins. And I wish the video can be longer than this. Hehe.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Late Wish

Dude, I want to congratulate you for what I've seen.
It has been a while since we met..uhm when was the last time eh? More than one year ago I guess. Hmm, I am glad to see you progressing ever since. A man gotta do what a man gotta do isn't it? Hehe. Stay strong in your relationship, keep it well nourished and nurture it all the best you can. That's nice dude, you're doing great. So, take a good care of her. She needs you more than you could ever imagine. She is one lucky girl to have you my best friend as her life companion. And I would like to congratulate her too once you both meet me some time later. So, enjoy your best moments together and I wish you both all the best. I'll see you soon dear friend once I'm back.

Till then. Ciao.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

While almost all went out for a tension-releasing sessions after the exams, I was just staying at home, lying on my bed watching anime. 

How cool is that? 

Sounds like an otaku, which I am not. 

Whatever it is, Asuka Langley Soryu is quite pleasing to the eyes.

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.