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Shania Safira

Seven days have passed by, just like that. Everyday I wake up with the clouds engulfing my district, but sometimes I wake up with the sun shining softly on the horizon. Well, that's how I used to wake up anyway. Now everything is in a fast pace. I can't catch up anymore. Seven days have gone by way too fast -- and I haven't even summarized what I've been doing on weekends. One week feels like one day. 
Heh, it's a bit funny to me, actually. People always complain about how time seems to be passing by really slow and all that. I guess I have now a reason to oppose them.  

Sorry for the brief rant. 

Anyway, today I opened up my PS2 and cleaned the laser disc. I felt quite accomplished, with the help of Youtube. Though it took the console for a while to successfully load one game (Final Fantasy X, mind you) -- which irked me like hell. I curled up and hoped for the game to load, only to find myself switching off/on the PS2 for a good 30 minutes. My brother recommended me to take it to a store and fix it, but what can I say? I don't want to waste money this month. I'm broke as fuck!
And so, when the game was finally loaded and the screen showed "SQUARE ENIX", I just sighed out of joy. I was about to cry, I'm serious. But then I held back those tears because it seemed utterly stupid to cry with happiness over a revived PS2. Amazing.
Then during those 30 minutes later, I spent my time jumping around the room with the controller in my hand. But then suddenly, there was a glitch. A fucking glitch.
The main character won't move, but the background music was still playing. And the funny thing was, he was on his knees -- which made him look distorted and funny -- as if he was about to hump someone or something. Very mature of me, I know.

Oh well, that's all I want to say for today. It's a bit late, since I promised I would write around November not before November ends. Oh well. I hope you have a lovely day, lovely reader. I'll update when December ends.

Merry (early) Christmas! :)
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Shania Safira
26 October 2010 @ 04:25 pm
(I'm putting this on public because it ain't packed with sadness and stuff. period.)

Hello, can you hear me? Now put your hands in the air... for a century. 

 I think I won't be writing a depressing post this time. I'm glad. I think it's time for me to brighten up my journal a little bit. Little I know how depressing I was being the past few weeks, perhaps months. I guess I should be writing about the bright side of my life a little bit. 

So I bought the book Eat, Pray, Love (written by Elizabeth Gilbert) a few days ago. I'm on page 56 now and so far, it is an enjoyable piece of heaven that allows me to dream about travelling. Honestly, I've been dying to get out of my country, so that I'll be able to explore the many sides of this known -- yet unknown -- world. Back to the book, I love how Gilbert describes her personal life in Italy. And her style of writing is sometimes humorous! For some reason, now I don't trust skinny Italians, haha. One of my classmates warned me not to watch the movie though (the book is adapted into a movie). I'll keep that in mind.
Putting the book aside, I want to write down about animes and mangas (japanese comics). Sorry if you're not into it, I understand -- you can stop reading this post now. You must be into some sort of bands or singers or something cooler for your taste. Well for me, animes&mangas are cool. 
Kaichou Wa Maid-sama! is cool. I mean, how the hell can you not love Usui? So, I read the latest chapter -- which is chapter 55, mind you -- though it's not translated into English yet. No fear, I can still understand a bit with the graphics. I was sort of disappointed, Usui didn't appear much in that chapter. Aoi did come out a lot, though. Well, I mean, the whole chapter was sort of about him and Misaki. But I'm glad Aoi wasn't that spoiled anymore. Yay!
Oh, and Usui is an irresistible piece of heaven. God, I just need a guy like him in real life.
Anyway, a week ago I finished watching High School of The Dead anime. My final thoughts? Gazillions of boob shots and a nice "I want the second season, bitch! D:" remark 'cause I wasn't quite satisfied with the ending. People say on a forum that the 2nd season will come out someday. Not many information yet.
Now on to my progress with photography. Just for you to know, I'm doing the 365 Days project and I'm quite fine with it so far. I've missed some two weeks though. But it's alright, I can catch up pretty easily. Lately, I've been inspired by many things that I haven't noticed before. It's puzzling how I can obtain ideas from a simple cereal box. Creativity is a scary thing, indeed. 

Okay, that's it for now. I don't know when I'll update, but I hope it'll be around November. See ya! :)
Current Music: Coastal Brake
Shania Safira
24 August 2010 @ 08:30 pm
(I'm putting this publicly because I want to.)

I wish I could spend time with my father. 

I recently stumbled upon a web-journal which actually brought me to tears. I just wish I could put such deep emotions into my photographs like this man, Phillip Toledano. He spent his days with his father who had no short-term memory, after Phillip's mother suddenly died. The photographs conveyed a lot of feelings -- especially those I didn't understand yet. The feeling of love towards your own father.
It's sad, touching and really beautiful. 
Here I shall present you the link to the website:

Shania Safira
13 August 2010 @ 05:46 pm
This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.
Shania Safira
19 July 2010 @ 08:11 pm
Need some laughs? Watch this.
If you have never seen this video, you deserve some punishment then. LMAO.
I laughed the whole night, I'm serious.

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Shania Safira
11 July 2010 @ 03:33 pm
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Current Music: Listening to his lies.
Shania Safira
07 July 2010 @ 10:50 am
Hey, anime-fan.
And, so, I just watched the first episode of the brand new anime called Highschool of the Dead (HOTD in short). It's the adaptation of its original material [manga] by Satou Daisuke. Possibly wondering what the anime/manga is all about?

"A mysterious, lethal disease is on the loose worldwide, resulting in a catastrophic death rate of humanity, and the increasing rise of attacks, caused by the living dead.
In Japan, several high school students and a school nurse have banded together to escape Fujimi High School shortly after it was attacked by zombies. The group now attempts to figure who or what was responsible for this plague, and in the meantime, attempt to survive the present apocalypse.
The story is initially narrated through the eyes of Takashi Komuro, one of the students who had survived in the initial outbreak.
" (from Wikipedia)

So, in short, it's about a zombie apocalypse. 
But I've got to warn you, it contains a lot of blood and gore. And... big breasts. No, it is not hentai, don't fret. Because HOTD is more like a bloody ecchi. You'll see several girls flashing their panties nonchalantly -- but sometimes I might have to blame the wind for that. It got on my nerves at times, because it seemed a little bit ridiculous (I mean, come on! You get a breeze and your skirt suddenly flies? LOLwut), as I never was a fan of ecchi manga or anime; heck, I still managed to ignore all that element.


I've seen people on the Internet discussing how excited they are when they mentioned Highschool of the Dead. I was curious, then searched through Google to look about it. After knowing it contained ecchi, I'm not seeing this whole oh-my-panties-just-got-flashed crap. I was about to drop it when something snapped in my mind and made me ask on one of the forums I visited,
"Is this anime any good?" 
Then a user told me HotD is one of the most anticipated anime of the season, which made me even more curious to see it.
Because of that, I watched the first episode last night before I went to bed. A lot of reactions occurred. 

First impression: Oh for God's sake, what's with the girls?!

I felt that there was a part where it seemed a bit rushed, where a zombie-teacher came to school. It just came, like, out of nowhere. It'd be nice if they presented that part slightly clearer.
Then that first zombie bit a teacher and that teacher bit another teacher and another and another. And so that's how the whole zombie apocalypse began at Takashi Komuro (the main character)'s high school.
To be honest, it kind of reminds me of Resident Evil or Parasite Eve for some reason. Maybe that's why I suddenly became interested. 

My verdict: 
I think I'll stick to this anime and see how it'll go. 
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Current Music: King Kong - Psapp
Shania Safira
 I'm a Kaichou Wa Maid-sama! fan, in case you never noticed. 
So I've recently read the RAWS and summary for chapter 51 thanks to yuukuzuri_Chan and crazysugoi! Arigatou. :)

The start of the chapter 51 was pretty good, with Misaki being all moody while the male students were terrified of her. 
I liked that she attempted to confess to Usui later on, by visiting his class, but one of my arteries blew up whenever she got interrupted. I felt like screaming on top of my lungs, "GODDAMMIT, CAN'T YOU JUST LET HER TALK TO USUI ALREADY!?!"
And seeing Usui get mad when Maria said something to him was something I'd like to see again. 
Man, Usui's brother really is quite a something. Seeing him fail at cutting an apple cracked me up. He's definitely different than Usui, even though they both look similar and hot. But, of course, I'd still go for Usui as always. \m/ 
As I read page by page and the summary, I realized his brtother's name was Gerard. A western name, I like. 
When Gerard left, my heart was beating fast as Misaki was about to tell Usui that liked/loved (which one is it?) him, but then was interrupted by a kiss.
A kiss.
"HOLYSHIT, WHY?! WHY DID YOU DO THAT USUI?!" I screamed silently on top of my lungs again, while I was practically hyperventilating. No, seriously. 
He then hugged her, which... well, almost melted every part of my internal organs. (Yes, I can become like that whenever I see a "kyaa" worth scene.) 
But... it was sad.
It was sad that he told Misaki that he can't listen to her words at that moment. I was sort of pissed off, but then again, I felt sad. :( 
And so, the end of chapter 51 still leaves me dumbfounded. I keep wondering until now, what will happen to Usui in the next chapter? Is he going to leave? What about Misaki? 

I'll be waiting for the next chapter. In the mean time, I shall watch episode 13 of Kaichou Wa Maid-sama!

(See that icon of Satsuki being moe-moe? That's me when I saw the part where Usui kissed Misaki.)