Happy New Year 2022!

Happy New Year! Another year has passed by in almost a blink of an eye. It’s nice that we’re approaching the end of the pandemic and approaching the ‘new normal’. The highlight this year was definitely being able to travel again for a bit. I headed out to San Francisco and Toronto this year. I got to see friends again and just visit somewhere away from home.

Even though not every plane is super comfortable, it was nice to be able to travel again. Pictured above is a Boeing 787 from the trip to/from Toronto. It was a 787-9 on the way there and a 787-8 on the way back. Overall, pretty good flights.

We’ll have to see what 2022 has in store for us. Conventions seem to be back on the menu as things open back up. I have a trip planned to Hawaii in March/April of this year. We’ll see if that works with Sakuracon as well. It’s already been 3 years since the last Sakuracon, I attended. It’s hard to believe it has been so long already. Either way, here’s to a much better 2022!

2021 Updates

I’m back with another update for 2021. I’ve finally traveled on a plane somewhere for the first time in almost 2 whole years now. Any plans before this were basically canceled due to the severity of Covid-19. As things have eased up a bit and I was able to make some time, I flew down to SFO to meet some friends for a long weekend.

I spent time with friends doing all sorts of stuff including going out to eat, visiting places, playing mahjong, playing video games, and honestly just seeing good friends. It feels like it has been so long since seeing any of them. The last time must have been Sakuracon 2019 for some of them. That feels like so long ago now.

Anyway, still no solid plans for the rest of the year as most events are still canceled and things are only starting to ease up. The only plans right now are to eat some more good food and hopefully get in a bit more travel once things are safer.

2020 Updates

Just a small update for 2020. It looks like this pandemic is bigger than people thought it would be. Most plans for the year will be on hold as we see what things look like. It’s hard to believe, I was set to go soon to other places but travel looks like it is off the table for now.

In terms of recent things, I’ve finally collected the 9 limited editions of the Dengeki G’s magazines featuring Aqours. When you put them together it says Sunshine!!

Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year! It feels weird that another year has passed. As I sit here in Japan, it’s kind of crazy how time just seems to fly by. I’ve visited so many different places including conventions, Comiket, and other events all throughout the year. To top it off, I get to see family in Hong Kong, meet friends in Japan, and have a relaxing vacation in Macau.

I haven’t thought too deeply about the upcoming year yet but some conventions are definitely on the list. We’ll likely head to Sakuracon early in March/April as usual and have a better look into the year from there.

I think the best thing about being in Asia for the New Year and being here for the majority of December is escaping the cold and snow back home. Not to mention all the good food like the skewers above. Delish!

With that, here’s to a good 2020! We’ll see what the year has in store for us. I also thought I’d share that I will be making a lot of posts over on https://fansubbing.com/ as that is where I’ll be posting reviews and such in the future. This site will be used more for personal blogging while more professional work including conventions and interviews will likely get posted there. See you all in 2020!

Back from Otakuthon 2018

Back from Otakuthon 2018

It’s been a long weekend, but I am back from Otakuthon 2018. Coverage of the event and of Anime Revolution 2018 will also be posted shortly. All in all, it was a great weekend with good food, good friends, and a good convention experience.

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After a weekend like that, it’s time to get in some good sleep and head back to work for the week. Just as an update, I will also likely be attending Grand Prix Denver 2018 for Magic: The Gathering.

Sakura-con 2018 & More

Sakura-con 2018 & More

It is hard to believe it has already been a few months since the new year started. As I stated in my earlier plans, I will be heading to Sakura-con again this year. It looks like I will be spending most of my time down there with puddi & D_S as others have not confirmed yet.

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Back from Anime Revolution 2017 & Updates

Back from Anime Revolution 2017 & Updates

There is always something about post-con days. Not only are you usually mentally and physically drained, a part of you also feels absent. There’s no better way to describe it other than “Post-con depression.” It can happen to anybody and the quality or even length of the convention is irrelevant. After spending BC Day off to recover, it is time to post some updates.

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Happy Lunar New Year 2017 + Upcoming Plans

Happy Lunar New Year 2017 + Upcoming Plans

With February quickly approaching, it is time to lay out some plans for 2017. It has been pretty busy for me lately with juggling a new job with school.

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Happy Lunar New Year everyone! I had a great dinner with family and friends. Hope you all had a good one as well. Looking forward to a great 2017.

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Lunar New Year 2016 & New PC

Lunar New Year 2016 & New PC

After another long weekend of excitement and Chinese festivities, things are back to normal for me. However, my PC recently decided to finally give out on me. On the bright side, I had already ordered parts for a new PC. Overall, it has been a fairly good start to the year already. I’ve already attended GP Vancouver with puddi & D_S, and Sakura-con 2016 is just around the corner. Looks like the first half of 2016 will be a blast!

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Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016!

A bit belated, but Happy New Year! With 2015 behind us, it’s time to look forward to 2016 and all the great things to come. In terms of what will be cooking in 2016, here are a few concrete plans.

First up, I’ll be writing for Grind’Em Games at a more regular pace now. We’re looking to rejuvenate the site and to diversify the content on our blog about TCGs. Weiss will still be the primary focus, but with a few Magic: The Gathering events happening, that might be added as content as well.

Secondly, I’ll also continue to be on the 1k1soul podcast hosted by puddi and I. It’s been a fun adventure and I can only see it getting more interesting with new sets coming out this year.

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