Nov 17, 2011

[Book Review] Young Samurai #6 – The Ring of Fire

I've been for such a long time for this book to come out! Well, to be honest... I kind of think that the 5th book is a bit childish. Dunno, is it only me getting older or is is the book is kind of a bit of kiddies. Anyway, stepping that aside (well, it is children's li, the story very interesting. It's heart warming to see Jack being reunited with his friends. And there're also a lot of tragic cases and scenes that robs your heart. When I read the the Ring of Fire, reading Jack and his friends plotting, making strategies, advancing and so on, I felt just like being with them!

After a snowstorm forces him to take shelter, Jack comes across a village in need of protection from raiding mountain bandits. Torn between moving on or helping, Jack is persuaded to stay and fight the villagers' cause.

Oct 30, 2011

[Japanese] Weather Forecast & Seasons of the Year!

The seasons result from the Earth's axis being tilted to its orbital plane; it deviates by an angle of approximately 23.5 degrees. Thus, at any given time during summer or winter, one part of the planet is more directly exposed to the rays of the Sun (see Fig. 1). This exposure alternates as the Earth revolves in its orbit. Therefore, at any given time, regardless of season, the northern and southern hemispheres experience opposite seasons.
The effect of axis tilt is observable from the change in day length, and altitude of the Sun at noon (the culmination of the Sun), during a year… so-

STOP Onion Head Emoticons 63! STOP Onion Head Emoticons 63, STOOnion Head Emoticons 63, STOP Onion Head Emoticons 63!
Oh, sorry (for going off-topic Ali the racoon Emoticons 14…)

*Kaoko made a tea and sat beside the window*
Kaoko: あぁ、 世界を見ながらお茶を飲むとさいこうだわ! (Ā  sekai wo minagara ocha wo nomu to saikou da wa.) - Ah~ Drinking tea while viewing the world is the best Onion Head Emoticons 32.

Oct 23, 2011

Kaoko's Animated GIF Collection Vol. 1

Hello, ladies and germs! For today, I’m going to share my beautiful art works of… Animated GIFs!
Well, you see… I’ve made many GIFs including funny gifs, anime food gifs, violent gifs, crazy gifs, annoying gifs, etc. until the folder I store my gifs in reached the climax around 150 MB. And that’s when an idea pooped into my brain! Whenever the storage reached 150 MB, I’ll zip it, upload it, and then share it with the world!

Oct 14, 2011

[Japanese] Jikan-chan! It’s Time! Clocks & Time Reading!

Yuki: ね、カオコちゃん、今何時? (Ne, Kaoko-chan, ima nan ji?) - Hey, Kaoko-chan. What time is it now?
Kaoko: 十一時五分だよ。 (Juu ichi ji go fun da yo.) - It’s fifty past eleven.

In this lecture, I, Kaoko-sama… will be teaching how to read times in Japanese, and many few other things. I have posted a post about numbers and counting, so I hope you’ve already read them, or you’ve already know how to count from zero to hundred (and that’s fair enough).
Reading time in Japanese is very simple. Like saying 5 o’clock, you’ll just have to add ji, after the number: go ji (five o’clock), roku ji (six o’clock), nana ji (seven o’clock), etc.
Anyway, let’s learn everything in order!

Oct 13, 2011

[Book Review] Japanese Verbs: Saying What You Mean

This book helped me a lot in my Japanese studies! Simple explanation, good examples, and wonderful teacher!
First I knew about Tim-sensei (the book’s author) was when I was looking for a website which teaches you about Japanese verbs. His site came first on the google search list. The website was very simple and I find it really useful; many notes to take, many lessons to learn from, and many other things.
Because I didn’t have a printer back then, I use to take 2 hours of my time a day, and sit next to the laptop with a notebook and my pencil case.
I will copy each lesson with a determined heart. Until one day I ended up buying the book from the Amazon!
I never regretted my choice. It really did help me in many ways!

[Book Review] My Brother Sam Is Dead

Although I found the title… kind of weird (lame), I found the story good and interesting. I only read it out of boredom.
It takes place in America 1600 (or 1700), about Sam Meeker who left his home in Redding, Connecticut, a town loyal to the king, to fight with the rebel army (the English), he places his family in a very difficult position. The story teller is Sam’s little brother, Timothy Meeker.

What I learnt in this book:-
I learnt a lot about the revolution war, as well as how the people use to live in those days. It’s a great mix of fact and fiction.

Oct 12, 2011

[Kaoko's Short Story] A Murder Case In The Hallway

A Random Old Lady With Heavy Makeup (passing by and saw a corpse in the hallway): キャアアアアア! 死骸!死骸!君の御嬢ちゃん、警察と救急車を呼んっで! (Kyaaaaaa! Shigai! Shigai! Kimi no ojou-chan, keisatsu to kyuukyuusha wo yonde!) - Kyaaaaaa! A corpse! There’s a dead body Miss Bone Emoticons 4! You girl over there, call the police and the ambulance!
*the girl over there turns around*
Kaoko: 私すか? (Watashi su ka?) - You mean me Miss Bone Emoticons 43?

Oct 9, 2011

[Japanese] Numbers & Counting

Japanese counting is easy. You just have to memorize basic numbers, and you’ll find the rest of the trials easy.
漢字 - Kanji
ひらがな - Hiragana
いち (ichi)
さん (san)
よん (yon), or  (shi)
ろく (roku)
なな (nana), or しち (shichi)
はち (hachi)
きゅう (kyuu)
じゅう (juu)
ひゃく (hyaku)
せん (sen), orいっせん (issen)

Oct 3, 2011

[Anime GIF] Detective Conan: London Case

I made some gifs out of the London case, and I liked how it turned out Ali the racoon Emoticons 14.
First is Appollo blinking:

Jun 17, 2011

[Japanese] Gohan-chan! My Stomach Is Empty!

Kaoko: 母ちゃん!お腹が すいた!今食べたいの! お昼ご飯はまだか? (Kaa-chan! Onaka ga suita wa! Gohan wa mada ka?) -> Mom! I'm hungry! Is the lunch ready yet?
Mother: うるさいわよ!(urusai wa yo!) -> Be quite (or, you are annoying)!

Uh, I guess the topic for today is food-meal-relating Japanese lesson!

Jun 14, 2011

[Japanese Book] Kokugo ni-jō tanpopo

This is a Japanese elementary book for grade two (I think/guess). I got this book from a Japanese embassy here in the country I am currently living in. It's cool to learn the way how native children learn. It's too bad I only got this book at the moment (I wish at least I'd have the first book).
I begin learning with this book after I mastered all the Kana characters and after getting to know some of the Kanji characters.
It won't get you anywhere if you just opened the book without having to know anything of how Japanese system works.
Even after I learnt the Japanese verbs from Tim-sensei, adjectives, particles, etc.

Jun 12, 2011

[Japanese] Laugh Your Head Off! Smile To Your Heart's Content!

Person 1: What is a verb for 'laugh' in Japanese? :3
Person 2: 笑う (warau)
Person 1: Then, what is a verb for 'smile' in Japanese? :3
Person 2: 笑う (warau)
Person 1: ...

Yup, it may sounds absurd. But the verb for smile and laugh can share the same word in Japanese. Or at least, that's what I've noticed so far.
  • 笑む/えむ (emu)

Jun 5, 2011

Japanese Phrases - Itterasshai! Ittekimasu!

When you shall say... itterasshai... and... ittekimasu... lesson.

These phrases are very Japanese, and do not have literal translation.

行ってらっしゃい (itterasshai): You say this to someone when they are leaving home, either for work, school, etc. Which often translated to -> see you [later]; have a good day, have a safe journey; take care, etc.
Japanese people say this to express their hope that family members will come back to the house safely.

May 30, 2011

If The BO and The FBI Were to Switch Places!

If the BO and the FBIs were to switch places... which and with who do you think it would be? :D

First of all!

Akai and Gin: They are both genius and DANGEROUS! And are very skillful in their each's side... or more precisely the best ones Ali the racoon Emoticons 14.

May 29, 2011

Resemblance: Magic Kaitou & Detective Conan!

Have you ever noticed the similaraties between Magic Kaito and Detective Conan? I've collected most of the data Ali the racoon Emoticons 14. I love TRIVIA after all Ali the racoon Emoticons 56!

1. Ginzo Nakamori and Kogoro Mouri:

  • They both looked alike (beside the hairstyles [and their moustache style]).
  • They both have somewhat similar second name 'Nakamori', 'Mouri'. 
  • And they both have daughters that looked identical to each (except the hairstyles).

May 20, 2011

Sonoko's Abnormal GIFs

I love GIFs Ali the racoon Emoticons 14! I just love moving things Ali the racoon Emoticons 28! And my master taught me how to make them the other day Onion Head Emoticons 29. Here's 2 gifs I made out of Sonoko:
Sonoko's... abnormal laugh Onion Head Emoticons 14!

May 19, 2011

My Little Brother & His Homework!

One day, father brought my little crying brother to me. Onion Head Emoticons 140 Yukimaru (his code name, lol) was 8, and he looks a lot like Bruce Lee Ali the racoon Emoticons 50

Because his learning is slow and poor he goes to extra classes Yoyo & Cici Emoticons 10, but today he doesn't want to go and so he cried Ali the racoon Emoticons 31. Dad brought him to me so I could help him with his homework Ali the racoon Emoticons 39.
Man... how am I gonna teach him, he doesn't seem someone who'd listen to any lectures Yoyo & Cici Emoticons 214.

Farewell... Komol's Cat!

Since we got to live in North Africa, we never had a cat Onion Head Emoticons 29. And we had moved from place to place. Unsettling Onion Head Emoticons 38. We found a good landlord one year ago and settled in a place that looked quite like a country side.
We have this neighbour called 'Kamaru Kojima' (that's just a code name, lol Onion Head Emoticons 118). One day he brought a cat from a train station. The cat doesn't have a name, so I will just call it 'Guchi' right now. He was still a kitten when he was brought, but now he is a big cat. Kamaru had him stay in the rooftop. Our rooftop are connected so we usually have him to our place to play and eat. He is very naughty! Since we live at the 3rd floor, we don't the cat toilet. When he do poo-poo, he do it in the most difficult place to clean! He doesn't like to be loved either, he will only come to you when he needs something. But he is very cute! 

As he grew bigger, Kamaru stopped giving him much attention. The rooftop stinks of Guchi's crap. At first, when Dad came from England he was OK with the cat. But

May 18, 2011

Sneak Peek: TINTIN in 3D!

Wow, I can't believe this! Tintin in 3D!?

Having bought the film rights to Tintin 28 years ago, Steven Spielberg's big screen vision of the stories has been a long time coming.
But for fans of the intrepid reporter, they've been given a hint of things to come as the first trailer for the Tintin movie was released online.
A one minute trailer of The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn - the first in a proposed trilogy of Tintin movies - premiered online ahead of its release in December.
Scroll down to watch the trailer
Leaping off the page: Jamie Bell voices intrepid reporter Tintin in the long-awaited film adaptation of the Herge book series

The motion-capture animated film sees Spielberg returning to the director's chair with Lord Of The Rings' Peter Jackson producing.

May 16, 2011

Detective Boys & Nobita and his friends!

Have you ever notice the resemblance between Detective Boys (from Detective Conan) and Nobita and his friends?

Mar 10, 2011

[Book Review] Young Samurai #5 – The Ring of Water

In this 5th book, Jack will continue his journey with an awesome group; himself, a ronin (masterless samurai), and a (former) thief girl. These three makes an awesome group, and an astounding form of alliance!
Jack returns to his old school, and meets his former rival and enemy, Kazuki and his gang! 
I say that this book is an admirable peace of work. There's a lot of riddles to solve that I happened to know from the internet, hehe.

Autumn, 1614. Bruised and battered, Jack Fletcher wakes up in a roadside inn wrapped only in a dirty kimono. He has lost everything, including his memory of what happened.
Determined to discover the truth, Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his belongings - his precious swords, his friend Akiko's black pearl and most important of all,

Mar 6, 2011

First 2 Gifs I made (rocks!)

My master, Conia just gave the basic idea to create animated gifs in irc channel yesterday. Although I didn't do the exact method he gave me, but I create 2 awesome gifs <3
I figured people think this dance was hilariously awful (though I think it's really cute), that's why I decided to put it . I made the first one into my avatars in DCW and DCTP, and the second one into my signatures .


I was planning to change the head/face to that of my beloved Reiko Kujo  <3 But I'm really busy so... I decided I will do it next time 


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