April 28, 2006
Sweets Tankentai first album "NA NA NA" released.
This is a bit late, but hey I had tests.
Sweets Tankentai released their first album earlier this Wednesday. The band features YURIA, Masaya Koike (of UNDER17 fame), and K-SUGI. Release details can be found at Broccoli. It seems like most of it is filled with various OP/ED songs they did in the past year, but there are also some original songs in the mix. Guest artist MOSAIC.WAV is in one of the songs.
Subjectively speaking, I feel it is probably MUCH better than YURIA's first original album released two months ago. Examples of their excellent work can be found in the Canvas 2 OP/ED, which despite the horribly disappointing ending, is still a pretty good show. I suspect my forgiving attitude to this series must be attributed to the hypnotic nature of this music.
April 28, 2006
I was so worried I was going to fail my DBMS final
Good thing I got that over with. Now that I've failed it, I don't have to worry anymore.
One more week.
April 22, 2006
My brain is 53 years old
According to Brain Age which I got today. However, I blame it on going through the age testing before learning how to do the exercises. My result was heavily skewed due to the color test:
I FUCKING SAID BLUE!!!
(whisper) blue - DS finally accepts answer
April 20, 2006
I am still alive
But if this still holds true by next week will be debatable. Org Comm is killing me. KILLING ME TO MAKE SURE I AM DEAD! Databases is also pretty hard, and I have no idea WTF I'm doing in PnP2. I am so gonna die on the final. That nice GPA I worked my ass off for the past 2 years..its pretty much done for. Given the curve, I'm pretty sure no matter what I do in Databases and Org Comm, even if I get a perfect score on the finals, can't save my grade enough to break even an A-. That's one thing I hate about the Stern curve - you only get one chance.
Comp Sci I - A
Managerial Accounting - A
Database Management - B
Organizational Communication - B/B+
Computer Principles and Practice II - ????? (B for now, but potentially very bad when the final comes around May 2nd. Like 'C-' bad if I don't do something about it.)
Today I have also registered next semester's schedule. As I have learned my lesson from my anticipated piss poor performance this time, there is NO way I am going to take 3 computer related courses again at the same time next semester, as I only realized now that all CS classes tend to give homework assignments that are ridiculously long and complex. Well that was retarded. Hopefully my classes next semester will help balance out this semester's disaster. I tend to do well in pure business courses.
Fall 2006 Lineup:
Legal aspects of Business
Comp Sci II
Financial Information Systems
Economics of Global Markets
Competitive Advantage from Operations
By the way, Albert is shit. Who the hell decided to have two minute maximums on session times? Yeah I love reloading the whole NYU Home page and logging in again every other click. Die!!
April 12, 2006
Now it's my turn to flaunt this DVD after everyone else already got theirs. Stupid SAL shipping :(. So anyway, the pacakge came after much waiting. Final projects are coming up and I have too much to do this week so I am going to put off comparing this new DVD with the old one until i have more time. A lot more time. Like.."after final exams/start of summer" time. I'll say this though - the extras are a bit disappointing. A single folded sheet as a liner note, with a B&W image on the back? No stickers/booklets/anything? I think they fixed the aspect ratio though, and got rid of the stupid interlacing. That's good at least. More on this later. In addition to Wonder Momo-i DVD, I have also received KOTOKO's new single "being," limited edition version, and Arisa Nakayama's mini album "Heart to Heart." This is significant since I rarely import non KOTOKO/Momoi CDs. Heart to Heart is just that good to be worth getting, so consider it a big deal I guess.
April 10, 2006
A short version of Halko Momoi's new song, Mebius Ring, is now up. It is the opening song for the H-game Sweet Room which will be released April 28th. Information can be found at the game's website (NWS!!!)here(NWS!!!). H-game songs often tend to bring out Momoi's best work, so I'm very glad she doesn't consider herself beyond doing these just yet. It is pretty catchy.
I've ripped an mp3 copy for anyone who wants to throw it on a portable player without WMA support until the full version comes out. Please enjoy.
It is back to studying for me.
April 9, 2006
Halfway through the 2 weeks of doom
This has been the worst week in recent memory, with another bad week to follow. I am not adequately prepared for my next tests, and I'm already way behind my anime watching schedule with probably 0% chance of catching up until May at this rate.
Plus I've just added the following shows from the new season to my lineup:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
School Rumble, season 2
Ah My Goddess, season 2
Aria, season 2
Typically, I drop 30% of shows on the first episode, but in addition to ongoing series I am already watching which have not finished, even if I drop a majority, this season is looking to set the record for the most I have ever watched at the same time. I'm not sure if that's a good thing.
Also, I am not happy with Canvas 2's ending. Sure I switched my allegiance to Elise but that swerve made absolutely no sense, and the full creepiness of the cousin relationship hit once again at the end with what actions were implied. Ugh.
April 3, 2006
Cut scenes have been uploaded
Rumors of scenes cut from the new Wonder Momo-i Live Tour Final DVD disc have been confirmed. DJ Momo-i /Perfume and Manzo solo segments are NOT on the disc. To rectify this situation, I've uploaded several of these cut scenes to Youtube. The source is from the original Express DVD produced by Nakid.
There are some MCs and additional songs cut too, but since my own copy has not yet arrived I have no idea what exact parts are missing without a side-by-side comparison. Plus, ripping is quite time consuming and I am the lazy type :p
The new DVD, despite being cut, has its merits though. Extras and backstage are included, accurate the earlier report I posted last month. Moetron.com has some nice images of the physical goods.