Saturday, December 25, 2010

Kurikinton Fox, I Like

This morning I woke up in a really bad mood. And I did scream, rant in my room and throw away some stuff that we're all a clutter because someone made my morning bad. To lessen my destructive forces from lashing out all over the house, I took a broom and a dustpan and swept my entire floor which hasn't been cleaned for ages. But even with that cleaning, I was still angry.

When I am angry, one thing that'd make me calm down is music. Not the smooth sailing ones, the hiphop-ish or even the all-cussing ones, just loud music. So what I did was click on the the playlist I have stored in my computer of Guitar Hero 3 songs like Through the Fire and Flames, Paint It Black, Prayer of the Refugee,Radio song, Black Sunshine, etc.

While listening to the songs I normally play every time I need to be distracted, I remembered how I loved listening to Kurikinton Fox's God Knows. So if you're a fan of Haruhi Suzumiya's God Knows, you should definitely listen to this.

He's an awesome guitar player, and if you like listening to guitar covers, you'll definitely be a fan of this guy. He usually plays game background & anime music. If it's fast and from a game console or from an anime, expect him to have played it.

Even his album Foxy Code, sounded more like BGMs from games like Megaman. I bet his playing was highly influenced by such.

With all his skills, you'd think he'd show his face to the world. But what's funny and more intriguing about this guy is he prefers keeping himself behind a fox mask.

Here's the most famous description you'd usually read about him:

Kurikinton Fox is a Japanese guitar player known for always performing in a mask, this mask is handmade and one of a kind, but they're easy to make. Often his performances are composed of multiple guitars, all of which are played by himself in a time-shifted multi-track recording. (I omitted the part regarding the website.)

In closing, I'd like to share this link for those die hard anime/ guitar player fans who love to listen to Kurikinton Fox's playing.

God Knows
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Monday, December 6, 2010

The Feeling Down Syndrome

Today, I woke up feeling sad and not able to cheer myself up even with the gloomy cool weather outside my window. And for those who instantly concluded, "Well, it's probably because of the gloomy atmosphere", I love gloomy weathers. They make me feel happy. I love the rain as well as the darkness it spreads to envelope a place.

It's not because of the message from of one of those all time classics "Singin' in the Rain" (as supposed to being mashed-up with Umbrella in Glee)...

video owned by GleeOnFox

but because, when it rains, the world feels alone. And that's how I normally feel everyday. Yes, there are people who concern themselves with my welfare. And I have loved ones who genuinely love me. Unfortunately, no matter how much I think of those people who care for me, there are just these days... that I feel....


Even Spongebob has one of those days.

It used to be that doing certain activities that I love like playing video games, watching marathons or even just plainly suppressing it helps. Eating ice cream, pizza (with lots of cheese), pasta, and chocolates also does the job.

I had plans in posting a high-definition image of a devoured McDonald's meal but that'd be fastfood racism, LOL.

But we know that's a bad habit and both fortunately and unfortunately for me, binging no longer works...

Never came to a point that I got to look like this.(

Anyway, posting this blog, actually made me feel better. Talking about your feelings, even when nobody's listening or reading, is free. You don't have to pay a psychiatrist and for me I just get my wanted results. For those who have read this article, I do hope I have temporarily entertained you. For those who do not understand the feeling, I hope I have shone some light on it. Lastly, for those people saying that life is a series of simple actions and decisions, and that depression can be controlled easily if you have strong will...keep that to yourself (a kinder way of saying that you can shove it up your ass).
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Monday, May 17, 2010

My Guy....

While we were going to work (my work, my boyfriend just brings me to work and stays there for the duration of my duty), we were discussing about the perils of me not being independent enough to support my own whims. My sisters have been ganging up on me-unconsciously- about finding a better paying job because I may end up someday regretting not taking advantage of my youth in grabbing employment opportunities.

I had to post something... Once again, most of the pictures and videos I posted in my blog are not mine so credits goes to the owner or maker of this one.

But as I've said, I have to sacrifice one for the other. It's either I get a high paying highly competitive stressful corporate job or I do away with the large salary and tempting incentives for the freedom that I currently have. I chose the latter.

Back to our primary topic. Since I told him that my brother-in-law used to spend all his month's salary in calling my sister everyday when they were far from each other (since cellular phones weren't invented yet), he asked me if I were asked by my sisters about him, what qualities would I tell them that would make him stand out.

My guy... this is something you should ask yourself too. What does your guy do that makes him so special?

My guy...
  • Takes care of me when I'm sick, literally. He takes the day off 'til I get better.
  • Brings me food when he knows I'm in a bad mood.
  • Buys me Twix... I LOVE TWIX
  • Bears with my annoyances like when I used one tune for more than 5 sets of lyrics.

Not my video, it took me like an hour to search for the exact tune that repeated itself in my head. This is from Clannad After Story. Beneath this is the video clip where I got the song.

This tune annoyed him so much. Eventually he succumbs to the power of Dango and started humming it too.
  • Bought me a bouquet of roses and a venti cup of mochaccino frappĂ© because he thought I was extremely mad at him for making me wait for more than an hour. I went out of the office building and there I saw him waiting in the corner with his gifts.
  • Plays Tales of Pirates with me (MMORPG)
  • Allows me to spend our money on my character in Tales of Pirates.
  • Takes care of my character in Tales of Pirates before his.

    Note: I am not encouraging you to spend money on online games because it is not something you could invest on. However, on our end, this is my only past time which is why I decided to allot a very small amount of my salary to buy mall items.
  • Cooks delicious spaghetti!
  • Is PATIENT with me
  • Is understanding
  • Does his best to comfort me during my depression even when he knows his attempts are futile.
This is how depression feels.
  • Supports me in the stories I write. He even pitches his ideas to make it better.
  • Still thinks I'm sexy even when I've grown some pounds.
  • Shares great conversations with me.
  • Takes me to movies I like.
  • Is nice and respectful to my mom even when she pisses him off.
  • Bought me a laptop because he knows I can't live without one ^_^
  • Always thinks I'm charming and cute.
He probably pictures me looking like this in his mind.
  • Has that loving look.
  • Is so smart!!!
  • Is confident. He seldom becomes insecure or jealous. He knows I love him... ^_^
  • Has never dictated my actions. He understands that I know my boundaries.
  • Does not see my Ex as a threat. They talk as if they're friends.
  • Had the ring he gave me engraved with our unconventional motto.
  • Is God-Fearing.
  • Helps me in doing laundry.
  • Does house chores whenever he's at my home (cleaning my room, doing my bed, washing the dishes, buying containers filled with 5 gallons of mineral water for household consumption and more).
  • Deals with my being a perfectionist.
During occurences of male non-responsiveness, you know what to do... Just don't go for the kill.

Wow! and that's not half of it. Of course, he has his flaws too. But why bother thinking about them when his flaws are compensated by his attributes. Yes, we DO fight but the happiness I have experienced with him all this years outweighs all the petty arguments and misunderstandings we encounter everyday.


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Friday, May 7, 2010

Signs of Deception

Yep, I'm not sure if this was caused by poor translation or manga artists have dinasorial (Sorry for my newly coined term. The word racial seemed so inappropriate.) discrimination against dinosaurs.

I was reading an article I came across in Yahoo from titled Dating 101: How to Tell if Your Guy is Lying and this was a PRIZE WINNER. Please take note that all credits go to the real author of the article Nicole Jurick. I just loved the way she summarized these signs.

The Signs of Deception

These signals should throw up a red flag:

Listen for:
  • Stalling for time: "Can we talk about this later?" or repeating the question.
  • Defensiveness: "I don't have to answer that."
  • Excuses: "I would never do that." Or, "I would never jeopardize our relationship."
  • Searching for specifics: "What's your point?" Or, "What are you trying to figure out?"
  • What ifs: "What if I said yes?"
  • Amnesia: "Not that I can remember." Or, "To the best of my knowledge..."
  • Details: Truthful men tell you the truth and answer your question, not tell you the whole story behind the truth. Deceptive men load up their response with more details than are necessary to answer your question.
  • Guilt twists: "Do you really think I would do that?" Or, "I thought you trusted me."
  • Sounds: Clearing his throat, coughing, voice change
  • Qualifiers: "To be perfectly honest..." Or, "To tell you the truth..."

Look for:

  • Fidgeting: Leg movements, shifting, tapping his fingers
  • Gesturing: Such as rubbing or wringing hands
  • Adjusting: Messing with his watch, glasses, or jewel
  • Biting or inspecting his nails
  • Abnormal eye contact
  • Cleaning up his surroundings: Particularly when he's not usually a cleaner
  • Wiping sweat

Here's the link for the article

For the record, this is based according to general observations. Be wary of those who have studied the ways of expert lying. There are others who are born with the "lying gene" or those who we call "compulsive liars". The best advise I can give you is, know your partner. As Nicole had said in her article, make a mental picture of what is his/her "WHAT IS NORMAL" characteristic.
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Monday, May 3, 2010

The Pros and Cons of being with a Silent Guy

Courtesy of Google Search. I take no credit for the images in this blogged. Just placed them to make it look prettier (*^_^*)

I had a big fight with my boyfriend last week regarding money matters. Yes, money matters. It is expected that once you have a psuedo-joint account then serious financial conflicts begin to surface.

So anyway, this epic fight of which I won the battle but lost the war started when I realized that he never told me the tiny detail that due to his schedule change, his salary had reduced to 60% of its original amount.

Why is this a big deal? Not because we would have less than our usual earnings but because he didn't tell me earlier. If he had informed me this little detail even at the moment I had asked him if everything would still be okay, I would've been aware of our current monthly budget. Hence, the occurrence of the almost deficit of our bank account.

As a standard, I prefer silent guys but here are the problems with these types:

PRO 1: UN-chatty guys prefer to listen to their partners talk. So, if you're talkative or have ADHD, you've struck oil.

CON 1: The silence sometimes kills. Especially if you prefer a partner who is highly "reactive"- as if not responding is a form of saying "I wasn't listening."

Not literally speaking...

PRO 2: Silence means "yes"!!! If you wish to debate about whether to buy something you really love with his money or both yours and his, he'll definitely give-in even without the reinforcement of the puppy face pout or the seductively persuasive smile.

CON 2: Silence may also mean: You already know my answer and I have no plans of changing my decision.

PRO 3: He's considerate enough not to tell you his burdens because he knows you also have problems of your own.

CON 3: He's inconsiderate- not enough to hurt you directly but just enough to feel pissed due to his none responsive attitude whenever you try to discuss the topic. They are usually unaware that disclosing from you "some minor detail" would bring about frustrations on your side.

And the finale!

Hope I didn't bore you that much.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Awww, isn't she cute.... damn little duck's a gold (TOP game currency) hogger. This duckling may look like a cupcake but having a character like this will make you work twice as hard as other players because she's high maintenance.

Hi, I really did not update my blog because I thought no one was tracking it. Thanks for the comments. Though, I really wish I could understand them... but I can't.

Regarding my name, it was given to me by my boyfriend. He told me that it was one of their Chinese traditions that once we wed, he'd give me a Chinese name. So sorry for not responding to the comments.

Anyway, ever since this March I've been playing Tales of Pirates aka Pirate King Online. It's an international online game with characters such as sharpshooters, crusaders, champions and voyagers (ducky, up there, is one of 'em). I played it six years ago and then I stopped for almost four or five years just to get drawn again to the addictiveness of online gaming.

How to know you're addicted to Online Games:

1. You spend more than 3 hours a day playing it. I'm already pertaining to a computer savvy's average- not just some ordinary person.

I, for one, have my laptop on almost 24/7... I try to discipline myself to turn it off once in awhile but once I try to do so, my thoughts revert to opening my DVD burner software to make copies of old 80's and early 90's cartoons like Jem, Centurions, Swat Kats, X-Men, Justice League, Thundercats, and even anime that's taking up hard drive space.

2. You spend at least 3 hours a week researching where to loot, earn money, level-up faster, or prettify (yes prettify meaning, gem-up, fuse, costume-ize, and stat-raise) your character's apparel.

3. You spend at least 15 minutes a day (even while playing) in planning strategies to reach your specific game goal... like earning a million in your game's currency, attaining your ideal level, getting that suite or opening that chest that only a handful of players have.

4. Thinking or just imagining at least twice (in your gaming lifetime) how wonderful it would be if you could cheat, hack, or bypass the game's system.

5. Disobeying or postponing your body's request for a comfort room break because you're close to accomplishing something in the game. e.g. reaching the nearest town, healing yourself by using a skill or a potion because you're in the battle zone, finishing a quest or an event (like double experience, triple experience even, and other system events).

Note: I just took this picture from Google search. This is how one of the events would look like in Tales of Pirates. I was able to attend an event similar to this. We had to kill high level, high HP bosses from sand bags the GM opened.

6. Missing a meal or being late for meals just because you had to do something game related.

7. Adjusting your sleeping patterns to accommodate your gaming needs.

8. Catching yourself letting go of the mouse, pressing the keyboard keys incorrectly and/or closing your eyes while walking or attacking in the game map in an attempt to play just a little longer even though you're too sleepy.

9. Lastly, sacrificing family time or friends time because you prefer spending precious seconds in front of your computer showing off your little character, making it look cool, reaching the next level, or farming for the game's currency to buy items.

There are so many indications to determine whether you are addicted or not. At the very least, once you feel that your starting to deviate from your normal routine... STOP! And assess whether all this effort spent on something that you cannot eat, earn (for normal gamers only, others make money by selling in-game items in exchange for cold hard cash) or make you practically smarter in real life something worthwhile.

P.S. I won't judge you... Computers are my life. I go crazy a day without Internet so basically, I am an online addict, too. I promise I'll try to add pictures of my pirate game escapades next time.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Nene Effect (Sister Effect)

There are different kinds of unexplainable phenomena in this world of ours. Some are more scientific than others such as the domino effect, the tyndall effect, and the butterfly effect. All of these affecting us in some minute way or another.

Little did I know, that I shall be affected too in such an extraordinarily enormous way. It changed my life's perspective in every aspect possible. It made me more responsible and more independent than I used to be. Now, I'm no longer just some intelligent person trying to make a statement of my individuality. I am now able to take care of myself and my loved ones without asking anything in return. I have become a disciple and avid follower of the.... NENE EFFECT!

The Nene effect takes place when you live with a NENE. A nene is a normal person who has a strong sense of balance and direction in both his or her daily routines and overall life outlook. This person is usually the characterized as the middle one: a middle brother or a middle sister. They are the ones who take care of both the proud eldest or elders and the spoiled youngest or siblings. They are wise and understanding. Each imparting thought they give should be treasured as it contains the secrets of happy life.

But take heed to this warning, do not mess with the NENE. Their words are piercing daggers that when blurted will immediately send you guilt ridden for a long time...

If you feel you have something missing in your life, most likely you lack the NENE EFFECT. Go now, and find a Nene for yourself.

Note: Nene is one of the nicknames given to a sister in a typical Filipino family- like Toto, Inday, Tata, Nining and the likes.
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