Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Alter 1/7 Signum

Finally I decided to take out my camera and take some photos of my figurines. Well end up playing around with the lighting and getting different effects along the way. Also trying to get used to the focal length of the 50mm lens which I acquired.

Below are the 2 of the best photos among the many I've taken. Frankly speaking I'm not pro in photography and still at the learning stage. ^^;

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Both the photos are taken handheld and at the same setting. Just that I have the flash firing from different directions. Just learned that just the lighting alone can give so much difference in the feel the photos are giving, guess I still have a long way to go. ^^;

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Lunar Chinese New Year


Just would like to wish everyone a happy cow year and may all your wishes come true.
And not to forget to collect a lot of ang baos. :D

Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's finally here~!!!

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1/7 Alter Signum

Now I need to find some time to do a proper photoshoot for all my figurines. :3

Friday, January 16, 2009

Simple Plan - I Can Wait Forever

Official theme song for LamB by Animax

Finally we have a preview of what is to be expected after so much effect Animax had been putting in to promote this title.
All I can say that the CG, lighting used are really good but then the 2D characters doesn't really seems to blend well to the environment... Maybe it's just me or they're just doing this for the PV for promotion purpose.

Well, let's hope not and the end product will be better. :3

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Loot for today!

A 30L dry cabinet and a SAL50F14 lens

Decided to do a final investment for my camera.
Bought a dry cabinet to keep my camera free from fungus and a big aperture lens for still/portrait shoot. Just tested a few shots with the new lens and I'm quite happy with the results.

ISO 200, f/1.4 at 1/8 sec (50mm lens)

Really loves the bokeh effect! Hopefully I can get used to the new lens before SOYA this coming 31st.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

To get or not to get?

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1/7 Signum from Alter

Well, always wanted a Signum figurine after getting Hayate and Unison Vita from Alter.
But I was hoping for a Unison version of Signum from Alter in the future....

Sunday, January 04, 2009

My Favorite anime for year 2008 - Part Two

The second and the final part of my favorite anime for 2008.
Part one of the review can be read here and again, the title here are not in any particular order of preferences.

Soul Eater 2nd OP - Papermoon (Tommy Heavenly6)

One of the ongoing series which had not ended yet. So far, Soul Eater is one of the best animated action anime in my opinion. The fight itself is very detailed and you won't get bored of it. Sadly, the anime is not following the actual storyline in the manga and hopefully, it won't end up like Claymore. Need more of Excalibur!!!

Kannagi OP - Motto Hade Ni Ne! (Haruka Tomatsu)

I guess this must be one of the more popular title this year, correct me if I'm wrong. ^^; The story is about a wood statue carved by a art student coming to life in the form of goddess. From then on, they have to live together to fight the impurities that are gathering within the town. Go watch it if you like those type of spice of life comedy.

Code Geass R2 - World End (Flow)

I don't think I need to elaborate much on this title. For those who had watched season one will not want to miss on this finale. Major plot twist, pretty mecha makes the 2nd season more enjoyable than the 1st season. Of course, the ending for R2 kinda took me by surprise too. :3

With this, we've come to the end of the short reviews. This are the few of the 2008 titles that I will recommend friends to watch.
Gonna be doing a must watch list for the winter 2008 anime next. Till then, seeya~

Friday, January 02, 2009

My Favorite anime for year 2008 - Part One

It's a bit late but I'm gonna do a small reviews of all my favorite animes which I've watched. It may be a bit biased on certain title due to to my personal liking.
Lastly, the title listed here are not in any particular order of preferences.

Macross Frontier 2nd OP - Lion (May'n, Nakajima Megumi)

One of the major hit in year 2008. Definitely earning the best anime soundtrack of the year award in my opinion. Music composed by Yoko Kanno, various song sang by May'n, Nakajima Megumi definitely brought life to a simple triangular love story. To top it off, the awesome CG of various mecha like the VF25 just makes the anime better. Go watch it if you had not done so!

Ga-Rei Zero OP - Paradise Lost (Chihara Minori)

One of the underdog title which I never expect that I would watch. The 1st episode really caught my attention when all the so call 'main' cast were killed. The story is staged at the timeline before the actual manga, Ga-Rei which might explain why there's a Zero at the end of the title. Surprisingly not many people have this title in their favorite listing for 2008, maybe I really like teenage girls welding samurai sword and summoning demons. :3

Toradora OP - Pre-Parade (Kugimiya Rie, Horie Yui, Kitamura Eri)

Ok, gonna be real frank and be biased on this one. I rarely missed any title voiced by Rie Kugimiya especially when she voiced a tsudere, loli type character. But seriously, this is those type of anime where you really need after a long tiring day of work/school. Really one of my favorite type of comedy I would like to watch anytime, anyday. :3

Itazura na Kiss 2nd ED - Jikan yo Tomare (AZU feat. Seamo)

Main female character is voiced by Nana Mizuki. It's a simple comedy romance story. Girl loves boy, boy hates girl and they lives happily ever after. I can't really explain why I like this title but somehow I'm grown attracted to it. I actually marathon-ed the whole series in one day during my exam study week. And the ED song as shown above had been in my mp3 playlist from the 1st day I listened to it and I never get bored of it.

With this, we've come to the end for the 2008 short anime review part one.
Will be doing the 2nd part sometime this week, thanks for reading. ^^