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A Belated Christmas for Dae! [Jan. 22nd, 2015|06:26 pm]
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[mood |gratefulgrateful]

That's it, I finally received all the figures that I bought during December as a Christmas treat--
Under the cut for the revelations!Collapse )

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Unboxing Gundam Girls :3 [Jan. 16th, 2015|10:04 pm]
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[mood |happyhappy]

This morning I received some of the first fruits of my Christmas Bonus, LOL.
I posted an "unboxing" article about them on my MFC blog ;D

--I also managed to organize the library in my room better, also if I saved lots of space and now it looks tragically empty ;o; ...Oh, well, the point was to get more room for my books and comics in the first place XD

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Winter Anime Season! First Impressions! + Saint Seiya movie∼ [Jan. 14th, 2015|09:19 pm]
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[mood |busybusy]

My to-watch list is still missing the first OVA of Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku, but 'til the "official" releases would be out I guess that there's a very little chance to see them subbed soon :/
So I'm about to talk about the first episodes of the anime that I just watched!Collapse )

Also, yesterday I went to see the last movie of Saint Seiya, Legend of Sanctuary!
To be honest, I wasn't really looking forward to it--Collapse )

Also, I want to say that I'm doing my homeworks: I decided to retrieve all the stuff that I dropped and ignored and watch all the Gundam series that my otaku curriculum is lacking-- Right now I'm marathoning through Gundam Wing-- Wish me luck!
Stupid, stupid Sechs!!

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Something about Maples... [Jan. 14th, 2015|11:09 am]
[mood |artisticinspired]

...By now you should know that I'm a fan of maples and their red leaves, right XD ?

I'm dusting off some old stuff to talk about something that I learned about them recently.
Mimicking a post about hanami I was looking forward to Autumn for a post about momijigari for my Rome's blog-- Unfortunately for a series of troubles I couldn't check the spots that I wished and I couldn't gain enough material for a proper report.
The only maple that I managed to visit was the one of my friend Antonio, who's sporting one in his karesansui garden in Garbatella... I'm sharing the pictures that I took by then:

During my researches though, I had some difficulties to find locations featuring maples, expecially those that produce a red foliage-- Investigating further, I got to know that it's because of some ancient Greek legend.

Deimos and Phobos, two deities associated with the terror and fear of war, were the twin sons of Ares and Aphrodite.
They used to accompany their father during his raids on his chariot, causing panic, together with their aunts, Enyo and Eris, associated with war and strife respectively.
It's said that Deimos and Phobos were usually asleep, and they woke up once they saw the red of blood.
As maples assume a sharp red foliage in autumn, it's said that the tree has an unlucky vibe, as it could awake the two brothers from their slumber.
There's always something charming about Greek mythology, isn't there?
--But for this association of the red leaves of the maples with blood, there's very little of them in Rome D:

I almost forgot before starting to write this post, but I saved a leaf from Antonio's tree to use it as a bookmark, according to those fancy traditions of sort--
--I guess it's time to go back and try to finish to read that damn booklet then, LOL XD

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Hatsuhi, the first Sunrise of the Year ^o^ !! [Jan. 1st, 2015|08:02 am]
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

So, this year I manage to partake into this common Japanese celebration that consist in witnessing the first sunrise of the year as a good omen for the upcoming travel around the Sun.

It's called "初日", "Hatsuhi", and it literally means "First Sun".
As today I have an afternoon shift, I'm home alone and on Winter the sun rises at a decent hour, I could allow myself to such an extravagance XD

So, I woke up around 0645, peed, put something warm on top of my pijamas, took the car and reached a close-by nice spot which wasn't covered by the airport.

This is the skyline at 0705 :D

Here it was around 0715:

Finally some red at the horizon!!
It was around 0725:

0735 :D

0740! Eeeh, how niiice!!

I was staying into my car 'til now XD As the sun was properly rising, I got out of it to give it a clear cheer! This was taken around 0745 :D

It was 0750 by then and it was starting to get freaking cold, so I took this last picture and got back in my car to reach home XD

Probably it was just a silly superstition, but looking at the sun of the new year rising up in the sky despite all the shit, energized me and made me wanted to be a little more daring, just like the sun and its daily, strong-headed sunrises :D
I hope that these pictures gave you the same feeling!!

Happy new year, everyone ^o^ !!

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☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆ [Dec. 25th, 2014|12:39 am]
[mood |happyhappy]


My friends, I'm just back from the mass, and this is just a little note to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year before going to bed XD

I didn't forget about you!! I was just busy with real life and commissions XD !
See you around soon, and don't forget to fill your tummy with good food and your hearts with joy!!

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Time for some Anime Chat! [Dec. 2nd, 2014|12:51 am]

--I was supposed to go to sleep, but since tomorrow I have a day off I decided to squeeze some connection from my PC and watch the last episode of Yowamushi Pedal... What can I say!
Everyone is showing their slimy tongue!!! They look like yokai T^T;
Still, I love everyone <3 <3 !!

This said, what about your upcoming to-watch list for the Winter anime season? Apparently it's the season of the "second series" ^_^; ! But I'm not complaining, I was looking forward to some of them∼
Giving a try to both Koufuku Graffiti (I hope it's not too moe and too ecchi, 'cause I really like the idea of an anime about cooking!) and Yoru no Yatterman, if just out of nostalgy XD !

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Ninja Conference in Rome! [Nov. 29th, 2014|11:57 pm]
[mood |restlessrestless]

Yesterday I attended a conference dedicated to the figure of the shinobi hosted by the usual Japan Foundation of Rome, dedicated to the development of their imagery from reality to fiction and concluded by a "lesson" in ninjutsu.
The conference has been MORE THAN INTERESTING, and even if I already knew the most things said here, I got to know also further details over this always charming figure of the old times of Japan--Collapse )

Definitely a charming and refreshing event :3 !

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Here comes the Sun, na-nanana∼ [Nov. 22nd, 2014|09:05 pm]
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[mood |busybusy]

Back in Rome and back in action.
Yesterday I managed to take another nice tour of the Capital, looking for materials for my Rome blog.
Before updating that poor, neglected blog, I'd like to share some shots with you, and talk a bit about yesterday whereabouts...Collapse )

And that's all, see you again when I'll pimp the stuff that I mentioned above :P

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Dae in Japan: All About Masamune [Nov. 16th, 2014|11:58 pm]
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[mood |busybusy]

So, finally we got to talk about my visit to the Michinoku Masamune Date Historical Museum :3
Masamune Date is one of those characters so popularized by media that many people knew very little about-- A walk around this museum and its statues sure is a good opportunity to learn more about this charming historical figure :DCollapse )

And so ends this report too!

...Now I'm going on hibernation :D See you on Spring!
I'm joking, I'm joking x'DD --Maybe.

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