July 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Gosh this has been a very long boring Saturday. I don’t feel like doing anything productive except laze around and browse for cute stuff on youtube and websites. I think I’m starting to develop an interest in trying out to make decoden!

I want my Nintendo DSI casing to look like this!

Just how fricken cute is this??

And this!

Once I have some time I’m going to learn decoden and make some of my own as my form of stress reliever. There are a lot of creative artsy kawaii miniatures and keychains etc. that you can make.. Need to find time.

My Nintendo DS Game & Rinko Case From AmiAmi Has Arrived!

October 14, 2010 at 5:21 AM

My package from AmiAmi arrived on Tuesday! So I’m gonna blog about it. Before I ordered from AmiAmi, I was skeptical about the service, especially EMS shipping, and I tried googling but I could not find any blog posts that reviews the details of the package arrival from AmiAmi. I did find one but it was a bad blog post about the package being sent to a different person. -_____- So I hope this can be a guide or information to those first timers who are wondering about AmiAmi or EMS Japan Post.

In my previous post, I mentioned that I had a bad experience with EMS when my package arrived all torn, and squished. I was wrong. Turns out that was CHINA POST EMS and AmiAmi uses JAPAN POST EMS (duh, they’re in Japan). Clearly Japan post is much better. More details below.

After you order and pay up to AmiAmi and selected EMS shipping, you can track your parcel from Japan Post website. It was a bit confusing however on that inward and outward office of exchange thing. I’ve only used DHL for express shipping when I ordered stuff from Amazon and DHL tracking system is easier to understand (and much more detailed & instantly updated) as mentioned in my old posts from NOVEMBER 2006 and DECEMBER 2006.. while EMS updates a little bit while later. I didn’t even know that my package was out for delivery until a day later, lol.

But then again, this EMS was a lot cheaper than my previous DHL.

Above here is the tracker from Pos Laju Malaysia.

Once it reaches Malaysia, it’ll be handled by our local domestic express post, Pos Laju. So the difference is now you can track using Japan Post AND Pos Laju. Again, everything was updated a bit later… but it does mention the item is being delivered and who received it. The guy called my phone, so I told him my mom would go out to pick it up (since I just got up) so he didn’t need any signature from my mom. Hehe, they wrote my name as Liana 😛 For a minute I was like OMG WHO THE FUCK IS LIANA?! And then I realized that’s part of my middle name -____- Blonde moment. I’m just not used to it cuz in my whole life, that was the first time somebody used half of my middle name instead of my first name.

All photos were taken using my BB Storm 2 without sufficient lighting, hence why they’re blurry.

My package arrived in about 4 days. It was shipped on Friday evening (received the notice at about 6 pm-ish) and received it at 10.30 am on Tuesday so roughly 4 days. Not bad.

The plastic was a BITCH to tear! Seriously. Not even with knife! It was way too thick. And the glue was so strong that I had a hard time ripping it off to open the box. But I’m glad the box arrived perfectly. Well a bit dented at the corners but that’s normal. Glad they listened to me and taped the ‘FRAGILE‘ notice at the side.

And glad the customs didn’t try to open the box.

Of course, the first ‘person’ to be extremely hyper and excited would be my kitty, Jojo aka Nana. She can NEVER see a box/parcel. She always get to excited. If you look at my NOVEMBER 2006 & DECEMBER 2006 posts, you can also see how excited Jojo was. She’s my little helper.

After I managed to open the box, she quickly got inside the box trying to tear/take out the papers inside. She was really working as hard as she could to tear it.

And I mean REALLY trying hard to take the papers out. AmiAmi didn’t have any air bag thing on top of my stuff, they just have lots of layers of papers. I’m okay with that since the box is thick and sturdy enough.

Jojo didn’t manage to take out about 5-10 layers of papers, and she got exhausted. So she gave up and got frustrated. She’s now thinking what other ways could she do to rip it all out. So I took her out and took the papers out myself. So much for my little helper.

Tada! I’m happy to see my stuff in good condition. The DS game box is in those protective bubble that you can pop 😀 My Rinko case has no bubble protection but I’m surprised at how thick the box is.

And Jojo goes “My job here is done!“… yeah right, as if she was any help, hehe.

Anyways, jokes aside, here are my two stuff that I ordered from AmiAmi. My Nintendo DS Love Plus+ (LovePlusPLUS) and Rinko Kobayakawa protective case for DSi with 13 changeable images. Arrived in perfect condition, no damage or anything.

Ahh.. my own virtual girlfriend simulation 😀 I have just thrown myself to the loserville to join with those ‘ronery’ (lonely) otaku/old men/women with their virtual gf. Hehe. It’s SO MUCH better now because the game doesn’t keep refreshing itself, and I don’t keep getting the annoying ‘save your game‘ message everytime I do an activity. Being ‘JACK SPARROW‘ sucks but can’t help it. I’m a poor person.

Like I said, I’m surprised the box is very thick. The images look nice 😀 The papers feel smooth and silky, not a regular thin paper. It’s a HORI product, so you can expect quality. If it wasn’t for the 60% off, I wouldn’t get this casing. Too expensive.

あぁぁぁぁ。。。 小早川凛子。。。リンコーチャン!私の恋人です~!あっ!違う!違う!私の友達です。

I’m happy that the protective case is not as thin as my old cheap case that I bought for my DS Lite. But changing the picture is a bitch. I’m scared of breaking any small part or hinges since my fingers are prone to do so, so having a hard time opening the case and changing the photo. But I’m changing them once a month anyway.

Ok I’m done. My back hurts now from sitting for too long writing this. I wish I have my own spa to relax in. At least a bathtub with candles around, and aromatherapy oils.. having bubble bath in a jacuzzi just to relax my muscles.. *sighs*


Virtual Love: 「ラブプラス+」(Love Plus+) Extensive Review

October 5, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Have you heard about 「ラブプラス+」 (Love Plus)? I’m sure lonely Japanese men (and women) have heard of it. If they haven’t, then there’s a possibility that they were in a coma.

Warning: Super long blog and picture heavy

Bizarre Addiction – Airlines Accident

May 31, 2010 at 1:01 PM

I’m so lazy to blog long with pictures today. For the past 2 days I’ve been playing with my Nintendo DSi until my eyes are blurry. I haven’t touched my DSi  for quite a long time since I was busy with my final year at college.  I forgot how much fun DSi can be when you want to learn Japanese. I’ve been revising my kanji writing and the basic hiragana/katakana… I can say that I am ashamed of myself that I even get the strokes for hiragana wrong! I don’t even remember most of katakana.. let alone remember the onyomi and kunyomi of first grade kanji! WTF. I spent a year in Japanese school, being tortured to death by the hectic life of Japan people, stressing myself to the max for what? Only to forget 90% of what I’ve learned there a few years later. Gah.

I’m going back to my hometown this week so I’m gonna start doing some Kanji revision.

Okay, apart from that, I have also been watching/reading news/videos about past airline crashes… I believe it has somewhat traumatized me now… I’ve been obsessing about the Air India Express crash since it happened… particularly on the passenger ‘Harshini Poonja‘, a 17 (or 18, or 19, or 20) year old girl who is now infamous because of her last twitter posting at the airport before she got on the ill-fated plane.

@netizentwo: At the airport and blah =_= Only thing to look forward to is the rain.

That is chillingly disturbing to know that shortly later she would end up charred to death… been reading her blog, news about her.. unfortunately the facebook of ALL of Dubai residents that knew her, including her own facebook are set to private.. so can’t get to know her more however some of her pictures make me extremely sad.. she was so young, pretty and innocent looking and have a full bright future ahead of her, but that’s all not gonna happen now.

Sujata Survase‘s (the cabin crew) ORKUT’s last update was “I hate goodbyes but I guess it’s time“… even though her facebook had that same status message but it was a while ago, but still… however her facebook is no longer available.. maybe the family contacted FB for it to be deleted.

Then yesterday I’ve been watching two episodes of Airline Crash Investigation.. for the episode about Adam Air that crashed into the ocean and disappeared… listened to the black box recording of the pilots minutes before they crash and… that’s what TRAUMATIZD me.. it was so disturbing beyond words…to hear the voices of people who are about to die, to know what the last few minutes of their lives was like…God.

The other episode was the mid-air collision between Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 / DHL Flight 611… yes if you know me, you’d know that I can get extremely addicted and obsessed when it comes to something mysterious.. this is a sad case when that flight had really gifted smart children/prodigies that would have a very bright future only to meet with death unexpectedly 30,000 feet above… this is particularly a scary one to know that the DHL plane’s tail kinda ‘sliced’ through the belly of the Bashkirian plane and it split into two- IN MID AIR! Imagine if you were in that plane, and you were sleeping peacefully and suddenly within seconds the plane splits into two and you might end up thrown out, falling to your death and your body sorta ‘explodes’ in bits and pieces and parts of you landed in the area within kilometres apart. How tragic is that??

I wanted to see what the bodies were like (yes this is part of my morbid fascination, strange curiosity) but I could only find one picture of a woman..and what’s left of her was only the head down to the left side of the shoulder and left upper arm. One out of her two daughters was found intact by their father who helped with the search. The guy lost his entire family – a wife and two kids, and eventually got crazy and soon later he stabbed the air traffic controller Peter Nielsen to death for ‘causing’ the mid air collision. It wasn’t his fault entirely but he, too, ended up with death. Tragic, very tragic.

Okay, enough about that before I get obsessed again.

On a slightly happier note (for me), I have lost 3 kg in 3 days since I took the pills from my doctor… WOOT. Okay, it might be just the water weight but I’m still happy to see the numbers go down in the scale. Hopefully it has no side effect.. the medicine includes fat burning pill which I’m hoping it would burn away my extra fat.. I’ve never been at this weight, and to start to feel all the bulges make me very, very uncomfortable…so that’s a wake up call for me telling me it’s time for a change before I get way too fat and be in the danger of obesity and the sickness obesity will give you.

Can’t wait to go back to my hometown, in my nice house, no low-class immigrants & villagers, no broken elevators, no cramped space.. so I can do a lot of dancing & exercising in my living room aka my bedroom (yes I sleep in the living room on the first floor). Only thing I’m worried about is the internet….. I can’t rely on my phone to connect my laptop to internet everytime, I need the fixed line…so I can download stuff.. like Glee episodes!

PS: Watched 2 episodes of “Mind Your Language” yesterday. Always wanted to watch this to see if it’s funny… I was instantly hooked! God I love British sitcoms.