Archive for the ‘School Days’ Category

How not to write

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Most of the time, I try to put my money where my mouth is: just a while ago, I finished “reading” Finnegans Wake. I didn’t read the novel just so I can brag about it to others (although that’s a plus); on the contrary, I’m even quite ashamed that I wasted time reading it. I have a personal sense of duty, however, (especially with regard to books) to finish what I’ve started. I may not finish perfectly; I may end with haste; but I will try to finish what I began. (more…)

Why I don’t love ef

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I had planned to watch ef ever since some bloggers started talking about it, but I also firmly etched in my mind that I will wait until the final episode of ef has been aired. Since the final episode aired some time ago, I started watching ef three days ago. By then there were eleven episodes subbed, so I dutifully downloaded each one. I ventured to marathon the series, but changed my mind after I watched the first episode: it was heavy and relatively emotional without the light-hearted interpellation that characterized Honey and Clover. Consequently, the first episode cemented my decision to view the series piecemeal, one to two episodes at most in one sitting.

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These are ef’s main girls.

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Love and excrement

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

I finally finished The Interpreters, a novel written by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. Although his plays were primarily the reason why he won the Nobel Prize, this novel still offers some insight to his genius. (more…)

An undeniable return

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Only a few months have passed when I realized that I did not possess the gusto for anime as I once did. It was even a shock for me when I felt that everything was merely a re-hash of what has been. I am sure, however, that most hardcore anime fans have felt this at least once in their lives. I searched for another medium to sate my desire for entertainment; thankfully, with some well-written Korean dramas, they have been temporarily fulfilled. (more…)