Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Windows Vista

(orignally posted on Friendster's Bulletin Board Message.)

(friendster display image)

Windows Vista is the new operating system after
windows xp.

Released to manufacturing (RTM) in October,
offical release in January 2006.

If you plan to buy a new pc, wait till jan or
latter otherwise you would have to pay extra to
upgrade. To see if your pc is capable of running
it go to:

Friday, August 25, 2006

Broadcasting of anime episodes.

(Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl; TV Tokyo will air on its 6 networks nationwide (Japan); Starting on 28 September (Thursday)) Click on image to view the entire thing.

Don't you hate it when you heard that the cartoon you like have newer episodes aired elsewhere?

Here's an example for pokemon of the time difference in countries:
Japan: Airs the latest episode in Japanese
U.S.: Airs the dubed version of the episode about a year after the japanese airing. (not to mention non-stop background music)
Singapore: Airs about half a year after the U.S. release, 1 and a half year after Japanese broadcast.
Other countries in Asia (not sure about China and South Korea): Airs earlier episodes.

To give you a rough idea about what episodes are airing there:
Japan: Battled the last/5th frontier Brain in Kanto; new season would be taking place in Shin'ou. (See img above)
U.S.: In Kanto Region, after battling the 1st frontier brain; Just before meeting Bonsly.
Singapore: Battling Juan, 8th & final Gym leader in Hoenn in Sootpolis city; before grand festival
Other countries: Not sure, but the last time I saw, NTV7 (Malaysia) was airing season 6 episoes (english dubbed) and SCTV (indonesia) airing season 3 (jap dubbed into indonesian language)

The irony is that the episodes aired in most of Asia are much latter than those in Japan (which is also in Asia) whereas those in Europe/North America fall somewhere in between in terms of when the episode are aired. Can't they just use the japanese version and add subtitles instead of dubbing them. (and also preserve original openings and endings)

I'm not against dubbing but most of the dubbed episodes i have watched (including pokemon season 9 onwards) have awful voices and the timing don't match. Somtimes, the background music (theme songs, background sounds (eg. cars, birds) are removed, reoving the feeling of it. But sometimes when the original background music is played, the music softens or removed when a persorn speaks but doesn't in the origninal version, making it awakward and annoying, in addition to the awful voices and bad timing.

(Wow, i didn't realised I have typed this long. :P )

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Ending (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱ED):

I know the series ended a few months ago but I can't help mentioning that it is still porpular. The video above is uploaded by me back in June (while the series was still airing). Now that video has been linked/embeed on various sites (mostly japanese) and has now been watched 103,000 times, about 1/4 of of the total videos I uploaded. That number is quite high. (@_@)

P.S. I downloaded the entire series in RAW (without subtitles) video in 1200x1024 (or something like that; about the same resolution of a HDTV). The size turned out to be quite huge, not to mention that my monitor's maximum resolution is lower. It's worth it, as the images are sharper than 640x480 (VGA/NTSC) version when viewed in full screen.

BTW, i'm not sure if my DVD burner is workning properly since it stopped writing a CD-R for some reason at around 99%.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Converting from rastor to vector

For the past few days, between 13 August (Sunday) and 15 August (Tuesday), I had been working on this image: http://e-shuushuu.net/images/2006-08-12-29679.jpg
(if the link doesn't work, go to that website and search for image id no. 29679)

The following Is proof that I actually did it (If you enlarge the final version from here and zooming into the area shown below, you can see that it is not as clear as what you here. That's because the image is converted to rastor and quality is further reduced when saving in JPEG format.)

Final Image (click on image to view the enlarged version):
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Selected area in rastor zoomed in:
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The same area converted to vector:
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(P.s. The video in the prevous blog (Japanese learning English) had received about 3400 views within 3 days of uploading it.)

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Japanese learning English (英語を勉強する日本人)

This video is soo funny.


EN: A TV show where participants are not allowed to laugh when watching someone learning english
ten ten ten ten ten ten ten ten ten ten = 100 XD

JA: 笑わない高校

(Posted this blog from youtube, edited on blogger)


I am entering this from my e-mail to see if this works.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006


(Click on one of the images below to go to one of my account profiles)

These days, I have been uploading videos onto YouTube. Most of my videos are anime related. The rest are recorded videos by me (except for some of them). Click on the image on one of the images to view my videos. (If there isn't any, click on the other one.) You can rate and comment on my videos and profile if you want to and I would prefer if you leave your name (if I know you personaly) either in my messages or in your profile. You may have noticed that there are half-width / regular spacing between japanese text. This is so that a ? inside a diamond (for mozilla firefox) or a rectangle box (Internet explorer) would not appear mid-way in the sentence.

By the way, if you look at the comments dated 8 August 2006, you would see that there are 2 comments in Japanese by 2 different accounts.

For those who were wondering what it says (in the order it appears, newest at the top):

fnfd: ありがとう! (Thank You!)
the1iam: お誕生日おめでとう! (Happy Birthday!)

Although it may not seem obivous at first, (as mentioned above) those 2 are actually me. I feel silly posting and replying to my own text under a different username.

(P.s. My birthday was on the 5th of August and there is a hidden link somewhere on this page.)

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Blogger layout

I am currently searching for a layout for this page.

Preview layout (layout may change completly)

Place to find skins

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Anime Images

I can't seem to find anime images that I like. Finding them is not a problem as I know of websites that have various anime images. (Some of the sites even have about 10 new images added everyday)

Some of the images I had found. (Click on image for a larger version):