mierin: (Lollies)
Yikes. It's been two months since my last update. How y'all been doing? Work's been kinda hectic for me. I don't even pop by LJ / DW much lately. So I humbly apologize for not very up-to-date with all of you *hugs*

Although that might change once I get over these two weeks. I'm currently taking a two-week intensive course on radiation protection at Nuklear Malaysia. So after the class is done, I'll get myself registered for the exam and hopefully (fingers crossed), I'll be able to obtain the certification to become a Radiation Protection Officer (RPO). I have a mixture of in awe + happy + freaking out that I'm taking such a qualification. I think it's a good career move, though. Especially since it's a professional qualification, and I think Malaysia is well on her way to have more nuclear based applications in the future, especially in medicine.

So anyway, here are all the other updates:
  • Kalafina's third album. I HAS IT. Haha... yeah, I think I recall posting that I'd be pre-ordering this CD. And that I certainly did. It just arrived today, so I'm still in the process of listening to the songs. Unfortunately, I'm still in training period (every day 8.30am - 5pm) so I don't have time to scan all the lovely pics from the booklet. If say.... by this weekend (?) or next week, I find nobody sharing the album over at jpop_uploads, I'll rip mine and post it there. I plan to scan the booklet anyway for my own keeping, so if I upload it, it will most definitely include the booklet scans.
  • Oh yeah, I got the First Press Bonus, so I got this mousepad. It's pretty, but it's kinda small  ><
  • Decided one day to randomly watch an episode of Natsume Yuujinchou San. And got hooked instantly XD And began a Natsume Yuujinchou marathon of the first 2 seasons. And bought Natsume Yuujinchou manga Vol 8 at Kinokuniya (haha... yes, I'm extreme). I have a penchant for this type of slice of life anime... even if it does involve youkai :P
  • Talking about extremes... I got hooked reading this manga called Black Bird. Finished reading whatever is scanlated, and I got hooked, bewitched, enchanted, mesmerized, and all the other similar meaning words you care to list from a thesaurus ----- to go download all the raw scans I could find of this manga. Found out I could only get until Vol 12 of the Japanese scans, so I went and bought Vol 13 and 14 (the latest) from Kinokuniya so that I can read the story. And yes, it's in Japanese. The Viz releases are only up to Vol 10. I can't wait so long for the official English version, so I bought the Japanese ones. I'm amazed at myself sometimes ><
  • Went to KLCC a few weeks ago, and managed to spend up to a few hundred ringgit on just books --- at Kinokuniya and Bookfest Malaysia (they were holding it at the Convention Centre there). Cheap books on sale. I just went @_@  oooh, what to choose, what to choose? And bought like, a bunch of stuff + manga. No idea when I'll finish this bunch XD

Uh, so sorry. Felt like in my absence of posts, I'm making it up with these incoherent updates. Anyway, I'll try to catch up with what everyone's up to :)
mierin: (Books)

Ugh.. I wanted to go to the KL International Book Fair, but decided not to. My parents were having a spring cleaning of our front porch--basically cleaning up the floors that's gotten dirty with soil and moss using a high pressure water gun. Which is pretty awesome XD but it hurts if you accidentally sprayed yourself D:

But in a way, I'm kinda glad I didn't go, because it was raining heavily just now, which would suck because I would've gone by train, and not car. Do not like being soaked by rain.

My sister is finishing up her Master's degree thesis, and I'm helping her to proofread the draft, which I will get down to once I finish procrastinating on the web (lol). I'm not sure whether I want to continue my own studies. I definitely have an interest to do so, but I'm not sure which field of study I should go to. Apparently you need at least 2 years of working experience before you can apply for an MBA. And since I just graduated last year, it's a no go---for now.

And off to some not very pleasant fandom related news.

Tokyopop is shutting down their North American division


 

Read more... )
mierin: (Cat)
OMG multiple new chapters of Gakuen Babysitters?!

(*´▽`*)


BRB enjoying the cute little kids XD

mierin: (dreaming sakura)
Oh dear... I just finished a watercolor painting to be submitted during my Fine Arts class tomorrow. Have I mentioned how much I suck at drawing? Apparently I suck at this too. It turned out kinda fine before I started adding spectacles to the portrait, and then it was totally ruined, cause I'm not good with the detailed parts. Oh well...


Last Saturday I hung out with a few friends at Mutiara Damansara where we had dinner together. It's been a while since we could all meet together, since some of them had already started working. Ended up at the nearby Cineleisure to watch The Ugly Truth, which is hilarious, but not what I had imagined before I watched it.

The Ugly Truth spoilers... and my opinions  )



By the way, CLAMP fans, have you heard? Apparently there is big news about xxxHoLic.


Seriously, SPOILERS if you are not up to date with xxxHoLic )


Ooohhh!! I almost forgot to put this in. I only just found out that Chapter 1 of The Gathering Storm (the upcoming Book 12 of the Wheel of Time series) was posted at TOR's website HERE. Unfortunately, you have to register in order to read it, but it's free. I've registered, but I don't have the luxury of time to read it right now. I've read a bit of the early parts though, looks kinda good. Looking forward to the release this end of October   /hyper XD



Eh.. this entry went longer than I expected. But I guess it's good, since I want to focus on uni work right now. I've been procrastinating too much lately. We have a one week break next week, and immediately after that will be my mid-semester tests. So I'd better focus and start studying ._.
mierin: (Default)
I went to Kinokuniya at KLCC yesterday to chaperone my young cousin to the bookstore because no other adults were available (since my lil sis is doing her internship) and our weekends are booked due to the upcoming weddings in our family. Plus I had way too much free time on my hands XP

It was a long while since I went to KLCC.. I usually just went to Mid-Valley coz its just so much more nearer to where I live (and near to uni). I planned to buy a cousin of mine who just turned 14 last week a book as her belated birthday present, but I ended up buying more than I thought I would have.

I managed to buy a kakuro book I've always wanted to buy. If you don't know what kakuro is.. it's similar to sudoku. It's a Japanese puzzle with a format similar to a crossword puzzle which features across or down numerical clues that you have to add up to result to the amount written at the top of the line/row. I don't normally see a lot of Kakuro books around. So I thought, I'd just grab one, since I've always wanted to and I'm already bored with sudoku anyways. I just wish they'd have a cheaper book, though. This one costs me MYR 25.

But what I really didn't bargain was finding (and later buying) Vampire Knight vol 8 and 9 for MYR 18 each! I mean.. just 18? I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the price! And I couldn't resist not buying them.. The truth is, I really wanted to buy one of the Trinity Blood novels.. but they cost around MYR 35.. and I could buy 2 vols of VK with the same price. So VK it is XD

But it was only when I got home and unwrapped the books from their plastic covers did I realise that the reason they were cheap is that they were printed in Singapore, and it wasn't the ones by Viz Media (the ones holding the license for English language release in North America). I'm pretty sure the ones by Viz costs about the same as the usual ones ~ around MYR 33-35. Ah well.. I just wanted a copy of the manga volumes instead of just reading off the scanlations.

Not sure what the Viz ones are like, but the copy I own writes Yuuki as Yuki, and pure bloods becomes the true bloods. Can't say I like the way they changed it so much, but I'll probably buy volume 10 by Viz when they're out to see the difference ^^

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