Monthly Archives: January 2013
The Otaku Expo 2013 was set to be a 2-day event at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 from January 26 to January 27, 2013. The said expo commenced as planned during the first day, but organizers have cancelled the second day of the expo due to a shooting incident earlier today.
Rappler.com cites that the suspects of the shooting incident were robbers. The robbery took place in a small jewelry counter, and unlike most rumors, the robbers were not found to be in costume for the Otaku Expo. The robbery just happened to coincide with the said event.
The suspects used a hammer purchased from the mall to smash the jewelry counter to take the goods. Afterwards, shots were fired to caused mass panic. The suspects blended in with the crowd and so the security were not able to apprehend them. A lockdown was ordered to catch the robbers. However, authorities were not able to catch them. After an hour, the people were allowed to go free again.
Due to the event, people are wondering what security measures would be put up this time.
Andy’s Personal Note~
I was really fortunate to not have witnessed such an event. I attended the said expo with my family earlier today. We went to the mall as a family for my sister’s dental checkup, and also to canvass for a gadget we’ve been meaning to buy. I took the opportunity to visit the Expo. Although the shooting incident did not happen at the Expo itself, I can imagine how scared the people must have been due to the shooting noise and the lockdown. I hope the management would be able to catch the robbers. I’m really sorry to my fellow anime fans too if you guys are planning to go to the expo tomorrow. Let’s just hope all will be settled soon.
I did not really listen to KPOP this week except today when I found two amazing songs that doesn’t scream KPOP at all.
I’m not really a fan of all the bubblepop-themed aegyo girls all the time. I prefer listening to anime ad Jrock music because not only do they have decent and well-thought off lyrics (according to translation), but they also have nice sounds. Last week, I loved SNSD’s I Got a Boy. Not anymore. I’ve moved on and the song is kind of getting on my nerves when I hear it now.
Anyways, as I said this week I found two great treasures that do not sound anything like KPOP except that the songs are in Korean.
The first song is I’m Sorry by CN Blue.
The lyrics are great and I’m seeing a more rebellious side of CN Blue (OMG! Did Jongshin just slam those roses in her face? Kyaaaa~) What I totally love about this video is the song itself. It’s catchy in a band-ish type of way. CN Blue has said before that they’re not idols who sing and dance around, and I just love that! Their songs are always something to look forward too (FT Island too) since they get away from the mainstream KPOP productions.
The second song is Mine by Kim Jaejoong
I totally love everything about this song! The MV, the visuals, the heavy guitar, the hoarse voice – everything! When I first saw it, I was like OMG Visual Kei overload, my fangirl heart is beating too fast! I dunno, but Jaejoong seems to be highly influenced by Japanese music because this is so not KPOP. I listened well to the lyrics so I wouldn’t be mistaken that it’s in Korean. There’s a lot of heavy guitar and Hero’s voice reminds me of Visual Kei band Versailles. I will do a full review of this song this week. It has a lot of elements I wish to analyze!
That’s it for this week! What did you guys like this week?
P.S. I’m listening to Infinite H’s Special Girl now. I like it, but not enough to put it in this post.
The last episode of KamiHaji is nice, but quite disappointing. Nanami realizes that she’s running away from a place that she considers home. When she gets there, she dances what she practiced in the previous episode, kagura, a dance to dispel miasma. She does so gracefully and successfully dispels evil and turns everything back to its normal, pristine state.
The festival also is a success since there are a lot of people who came to celebrate. In the very end, Tomoe kisses Nanami saying that he wants to the contract from his heart.
Although I find the ending heartwarming, it’s quite disappointing that KamiHaji has come to an end. After research, I found that KamiHaji is an ongoing manga. Here’s to hoping for a second season sometime this year!
My Tomoe’s mad face. (^///^)