Saturday, October 25, 2008
And what better way to start celebrating this blog’s bday than with a picture of the lady that gained this blog’s popularity and another hip hop caption…
“She got her own thing
That’s why I love her
Won’t you come
And spend a little time
She got her own thing
That’s why I love her
The way you shine
I’m quite happy to announce that the Anime Academy blog is now one year old. Woot! *goes carmeldansen*
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Who would’ve known that I could use Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei as an anime moment.
While school passes by and finals become right around the corner, I begin to notice random moments that I can compare to anime to. I know that some of you will be saying, “Of course, Silly. Some anime is realistic to a point.” or something like that but those moments shouldn’t be ignored! (well, that’s what I think) Since I’m on the topic, I might as well tell you my small anime moments. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday, April 11, 2008
This is roughly how my club looks like according to members.
The past Wednesday, as I was supervising my Anime Club at my high school while we were decorating the display case. We were asked by some teachers put some of our own items and drawings there to show how we’ve been doing. Somehow, a few club members and I happened to start talking about other anime clubs in the states and how they’re doing. That made me wonder: How big are those clubs anyway? Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Being a psuedo-student of Catholic theology back in college (I say psuedo-student because perusing a minor undergraduate concentration doesn’t make you a full student), one of courses I decided to take senior year was a course on “Death and Dying”. The course was taught by the theology department chair and he certainly expected plenty from us in the course. What I liked about the class was the comprehensive nature of the course content. We covered things like the psychology of the death and the study of death in a comparative religion aspect. And while we did end up covering death in a Christian context, it was the comprehensive nature of the course that kept me interested. It was one of the few courses outside my major where I still remember most of the concepts off the top of my head. Unfortunately, it was also during that semester where I learned the most about death outside of class. Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Who would’ve thought that this was one deadly weapon?
As I was trying to waste time over the weekend, I happened to pass across a news clip on youtube. It was about a 10 year old dying from being buried in a sandbox. My first thought that came to mind was, “How did this happen?” Well, I watched the clip and I was stunned. The friends of the 10 year old ended up burying him because they were pretending to be Gaara from Naruto. The friends didn’t know the child was suffocating until they finally dug him out. The child was hospitalized for 2 days but ended up dying on Monday March 10, 2008. Here’s the news clip if you want to watch it. Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Yes, Haruhi. That’s exactly what I felt like when I was in lunch today.
Good day, everyone. I’m kame-chan, the sis of koneko-chan and chigaimasu. I’ll try my best to be another writer on this blog. Although I’m having my hands full of school work and other activities, I’ll pop in some posts when I can. Anyway… Let’s start!
Just last week, there has been quite a ruckus at my high school. During 4th period lunch, there was a student who made a statement in front of everyone, saying that the prices of the food in the cafeteria were too high. I have 5th period lunch so I was unable to witness this event but, of course, the word of this has already spread throughout the school at an amazing rate. I was informed by this incident when changing from 5th to 6th period. I thought it that this might have been just a joke and won’t last until tomorrow. I was mistaken. Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday, February 24, 2008
That has overcompensation written all over it…
A few days ago, the United States Navy was able to shoot down a disabled satellite using a missile fired from naval destroyer off the coast of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. USS Lake Erie fired one re-programmed Standard Missile 3 normally used for ballistic missile defense towards the disabled satellite. The main target, the satellite’s near-full fuel tank of hydrazine, was assumed to be able to re-enter the earth in one piece and was deemed a health hazard if it landed in a populated area. The SM-3 made contact with the satellite and the resulting explosion is assumed to have destroyed most of the satellite including its fuel and tank. The resulting debris is expected to burn up upon re-entry to earth’s atmosphere and fall relatively harmlessly into the ocean.
So why am I talking about this? Well, part of it is because I’m an engineer along with my dad and bro so this kind of nerdy stuff really interests me. But a good most of it is because I work in this field and along with the satisfaction of being at least somewhat involved with a successful test of the system, I can appreciate the technical work involved into executing such a complex mission. However, I kinda wish that they didn’t have to shoot it down in the first place since almost all of it comes from the taxpayers’ dollars (including mine). Still, the office buzzing about more than normal last week was quite a nice change of pace. Read the rest of this entry »