So according to WordPress, this is my 200th post (yay). Unfortunately, I’m writing this post to let you guys know that I’m going to be cutting back on posts for a while. Some of you may recall that last month I was trying to decide what to do for my future. Well, I’ve decided and things are going to be busy for a while. Right now I’m attending school part-time and working part-time. I’ve also applied to write the GRE general test, which is required to get into graduate schools in America. As much as I hate to admit it, it looks like the U.S. has far more opportunities for me than Canada does. In the meantime, I’m looking for researchers who would be willing to take me in as an assistant, which would help in my applications to grad schools. With all of these things going on, my parents are also hinting that it might be time for me to leave the nest soon. Taking care of everything is going to be a lot of work so my posting might dwindle back down to one post per week depending on how busy I am.
In other non-personal related news, I recently saw this figure at AmiAmi:
After staring at it for a couple days, I decided to preorder it. With the Japanese Yen soaring and at a price of 9,800 yen, this figure doesn’t come cheap. It’s a limited release from Petit Jeuness based on an illustration done by the famous artist Hiro Suzuhira. I also spent quite a bit of time looking at the pink version, but decided that the black/purple one looked better.
In between staring at these two figures, I also checked out how things were going with Saimoe 2010 and was happy to find out that two of my favourite characters, Kurimu Sakurano and Mafuyu Shiina (both from Seitokai no Ichizon) had made it past the first round. Kurimu narrowly beat out Misaki from Kaichou wa Maid-sama, while Mafuyu (surprisingly) beat out Hinagiku from Hayate no Gotoku. While some people didn’t like Seitokai no Ichizon because it lacked a plot, I absolutely loved it and hope either Kurimu or Mafuyu (but I’m rooting more for Mafuyu) win the competition. My favourite parts from the anime were “aluminium”, “tastes like happiness”, and “mokyu”, those of you who watched it will know what I’m talking about.
That’s all I have to say for now. If you guys don’t hear from me for a week, at least you’ll know what happened.