Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Manga Chapter's updated

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece and Claymore are new chapters added to the Otaku page!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!


I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy Holiday for those who don't celebrate Christmas!
I just had a nice day with the girl friend and went to service with her family and my mother came to it as well!

I got a few gifts from her grand parents and her parents and I will posted them later on this coming week along with my photos from the Jefferson Hotel and the James Center. The photo above is from the Jefferson Hotel.
My friend that was here alone came over in the morning and I got him over for dinner and for when we went down town again for the lights. He enjoyed it and he flies out tomorrow to Florida, his mother is getting married on Sunday!

Anyways, I hope everyone sleeps nice and soundly tonight. No peaking under the tree or going down stairs looking for Santa or he will get scared! Make sure you feed him some cookies as well and the Reindeer! That is my girl friends families tradition actually!

Nighty-Night! I will be out of town tomorrow but if I can post I WILL!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Grand Illumination-Richmond,VA


Here is a photo and video from the Times Dispatch of the Grand Illumination in Richmond, VA. It was on December 3rd this year.

I didn't go but I went last night with the girl friend to view the lights before Christmas came around. I pretty much have gone every year with the family but this was the first time with out the family.
I had a good time walking around with her and I took a lot of photos. I will get those up when ever I can but with work, girl friend and sleep I don't have the time really to post anything. If I do, it cuts into my sleeping time which I value a TON! :P
I know I have backed up on the photos post and I haven't gotten around to post photos of the snow and now the lights. I am really backed up with my Hobby blog photo reviews lol

Anyways, we went to the James Center and the Omni Hotel and viewed everything that there was to offer. We also took a walk done Cary Street on the coble stones just because we felt like it and I payed the parking meter extra haha. (60 cents for 1 hour and 12 min). Lots of nice restaurants down there probably full with people for a work party or just people in general that can afford it. Most of the meals at the places started at $20.

We then went on our marry way to the Jefferson Hotel to view the Christmas tree in the center hall. Always fantastic and that hotel always has its own splendor about it. Has the dim lighting and people walking around smiling and drinking wine. Had a pianist playing the piano by the historical photos for the entire hall to here. We walked up the stairs and found more people chatting and drinking wine. It must have been a work group that came to enjoy themselves.
We checked out the Gingerbread house that's as big as those play houses you get for your children out back of the house. Walking into that hotel you feel special and also shows how upscale some of these places can be haha. Love to stay there just one night!

All great places to check out during these Holiday times, especially with the family or as a date. It's cheap, festive, fun, maybe a little chilly out, get out into the city. All you have to do is get parking on the street and last night was perfect. Heck hardly anyone was on Main Street last night.

Yesterday we also went to my Internship's Christmas party and that was the first time my girl friend had been to see it. My parents don't even know where it is haha. But she had a good time and we stayed for about 2 hours. Talked to them this morning and they thing that she was very lovely and said that I have picked a good one for now.
We also stopped by my grandparents on this side of town since my darling has not yet met my grandfather but has met the grandmother. We stayed for a while and chatted. I feel bad since I wont see them on Christmas or Christmas Eve since I am going with my girl friend to her uncles on Christmas. It will be the first time I didn't see them on either of those two days.

Speaking about Christmas and the day after, we here in the Richmond area are looking to accumulate about 16inches of snow supposedly. That is a lot and that is exciting also! It will ruin an Birthday plans that I maybe have but hey, I really really love a Winter Wonderland. I absolutely love it. Being snowed in at the house back in the woods is the best, especially during the holiday season. I couldn't ask for anything else from the heavens. I would love for my girl friend to stay over before it snows but her father wont let her out probably before then or to stay over so that means it will be a few days before I can see her again if it snows since she can't go out in it. My parents don't like my sister driving in that kind of weather but me, they just tell me to be careful but I really don't have the urgency for anything to go out in a 16 inch depth of snow everywhere haha. As long as it isn't ice, but snow I will be contempt!
Gosh there is just something about the beauty of snow everywhere that I love, I can't explain it. I really can't.

I don't have work for a few days, till like Tuesday so maybe I can some of those photos up for everyone to see.
I'll keep you guys updated!

Samshio ©

Rome on Alert After Parcel Bombs Explode at Two Embassies - FoxNews.com

Rome on Alert After Parcel Bombs Explode at Two Embassies

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse

Were you up to see it?
My girl friend saw it but I missed it. I set my alarm but I was so tired that I slept through it 5 times. I woke up at 3am and looked outside and there was cloud cover >_>
Such bad luck and it is rare for this event to happen. Lunar Eclipse and the Winter Solstice at the same time.
Darn, supposedly the next time it will happen is Dec. 21st 2093 or something like that. I might make it till then, I'll be 105 years old haha

Well I am working hard at work so I am going to go now!
Will update soon!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lunar Eclipse December 2010 Details |

Lunar Eclipse December 2010 Details

Everyone check this out if it is clear skies for you!

Depressed during the happiest time of the year >_>

Depressed...don't know why...
I getting in one of those moods where I feel like I am not wanted, my opinion doesn't matter, what is life going to bring me?
But seriously, sometimes at home I wonder why am I still here when my opinion isn't heard, or they tell me shut up when I "hit right at the spot" but they don't want to hear it because they are more of adults so what they say is obviously right. My mom always tells me something at least once a day that doesn't make me feel great. She also repeats stuff like you didn't hear it the 1,345,958th time, like I'm some dumbass.
I have hearing, I'm not mentally retarded where I can't understand...
But that isn't the reason as to why I'm down because that is every day life for me.

There is snow on the ground and it is lovely out, I took a walk and it made me feel better. I was tracking some humans boot prints in the woods so my mind was off things. It was the kid that goes down there hunting >_> He has a pellet rifle sometimes and he hunts for animals that are not on his property. I thought he stayed to his neck of the woods but he goes all around the area. Not quite as far as I have gone in the joining woods because no one has done that much but this guy...I need to put a stop to it. Maybe big a hole where his blind is lol

Anyways, I was playing Goldeneye and I was doing good. Actually really good and then started doing bad so I was doing suicide grenade charges at the players. Those I wasn't playing to hot because it would be 3 kills me and I would have died 21 times... The host eventually left so I logged off.
I haven't posted for a while on here. I have taken some photos of the snow around the house but I haven't even got the energy to edit them and post them. There sin't to many photos at all.
I feel into my creek yesterday when I was sleigh riding in the woods down in the back. It was cold so we stopped after that.
I managed to finish Code Geass the first part yesterday. I actually started it yesterday and finished today. Don't know how I did that. I'm on R2 now.
My girl friend came back Wednesday so I saw her a little then and then on Thursday it snowed and she wasn't allowed out. Friday she had to be taken to Williamsburg so I haven't seen her but for those small hours on Wednesday. I wish she was here, I may or may not be feeling better but it is better to have someone with you if your down.
From the sleight riding I think I got sore form the trees and flipping so I could use a massage on my back. I miss her, and I am worried that we wont have much time to see each other. I hope we are not getting apart. I still need to wrap her gift!
I have been posting a lot on the hobby blog. Definitely more views then this blog and I think I am about to have more posts on it as well lol

I hope everything goes back to normal by the time Christmas starts. I checked Weather.com and it said that it may have snow showers and the day after so we might get a white Christmas here. Christmas is never the same anymore anyways though. Less family is involved, not much gift giving and we just wake up in the morning and eat breakfast and maybe open gifts if there are some. Usually there is. Last time I got a lot of stuff like bowls, spoons and such. Hinting that I should leave but they always lecture me about leaving and how much it will cost to move out so I set all the presents in a trunk in my room where thy collect dust.
When I was younger, it was magical. Everything about it. The enjoyment, the surprises, the imagination at work, the tearing of wrapping paper hoping it was that huge action figure.
Either Christmas Eve or day of is when we go to Chesterfield for the dads side of the family. It use to be a lot of family that would meet up but now usually, just like this past Thanksgiving, it will be my sister, mother father and me joining my aunt and uncle and my grandparents. Possibly my cousin that is about 30 now will join us too but he didn't come for Thanksgiving.
It use to be my immediate family, two aunts, two uncles, 4 cousins and a girl friend of the cousins, and some family friends from the church would stop by.
It isn't like they moved away away, they are either the county near by or so. Hour at the most away where we get together really. Were a few counties away and we make it but we are not that busy really on that day. It is nice to see them all and gather around the table. Family is important on Christmas as it is any time of the year. Can't forget where you come from, that is for sure. If everyone started to forget as to where they come from, we all would be lost. History is important after all lol

Hmm, I think I am all good on my rant I think I feel better. I got Elf on the TV right now, on USA. Might be the only movie that I like with Will Ferrell.
I watched the A Team earlier today too, that was an OK movie.

I think I might go now, possibly an early night for me. Hey it might snow later tonight as well. I hope it does. I still want a huge big snow, but that is just me.

Night everyone

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

One Piece 608

Just added chapter 608 to the Otaku page for One Piece.

Also my girl friend just got home from all her exams! YES!!!!

Ghosterbusters Photon Backpack!


Ghostbusters backpack. Probably to coolest backpack that I have seen in a long time! I thought I would post this here for fun!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

At work and its sloooooww!

Sophie

My older cat Sophie has some weird dry scab bumps thing around her neck and other places on her body so we are going to the vet to see what is up with it. They started to appear behind her hind legs a few weeks ago, more like a month or two ago but now the worst spot is around and under her neck. I hope it's just some weird skin thing and nothing serious. She is a good kitty :(

Another thing is that this blog is now second place in page views compared to the hobby blog lol. This one has around 220 post or so and the hobby blog is like 180 post but I get more then 50 views a day and this one gets about 20 >_> Hahaa, maybe my life is a little less interesting then my hobby interest.
I posted a story on the Wattpad site and got like 8 reads. It is something old that I wrote a long time ago and it is about a teen and love and such. Weird for me, I know but I based it off a dream that I had when I worked at a Chinese food stand. Not sure why I dreamed about that at the time. Anyways, I put the story version up, I have a play version like a script because I was in Theater at the time and thought about maybe submitting it and directing a short play but never did so no one has seen the play script version (pretty much the same as the story version just script format)

I was about to buy another figure today but I talked myself out of it. IT is rare to find and was the cheapest price but I managed to talk myself out of it. I'm proud of my self that I did it because I had ordered more things yesterday.

What else can I put...oh! Anyone like the snow background on the blog? It had snowed yesterday in the area and I didn't go to work and took some photos outside in the yard. They say the snow wont really melt in the Richmond area even though it is sunny. It is because it isn't supposed to leave freezing today here lol. We are due for more snow on Thursday! I like snow and the winter wonderland. I found that a lot of the time that I walk in the snow I have music in my head from when Link walks up the mountain in snow in Majora's Mask and especially the ice cave....It's bad haha. What can I say, I take Legend of Zelda to heart.

Well I got to go to the Vet, wish Sophie luck!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Buying addiction

So I think I have a figure or what ever you want to call it buying addiction online.

It's a problem lol, anyone know of a group around her that meets up for online buying addictions?

Well I made another order online....but it is something I really do like so I don't see the problem but the past month I have done a lot of online ordering....

I will admit thought that after these past few Gundam models or models in general I probably wont order anymore for a long time. Models do take a lot of time to complete but I am not saying that I am lazy, plus I have like 10 models that are stored that need to get done so you can see where I don't want to order anymore and there are like 2 I think on the way.
I am kinda getting more into figures mostly because they look great right out of the box. That is what I just ordered a second ago and these are really nice ones, much like the P.O.P Brook figure that I reviewed on the hobby blog. Yes they are P.O.P but I wont tell till I get some photos out!

I also have figures that will reach here before them as well.

I need to stop and as long as no figures that are hard to find, or on sale or look super awesome I probably can stop online buying for a few weeks....I hope.

That said I think I might watch more Teen Titans! Go!!

Metrodome home of Vikings roof collapse Video

Friday, December 10, 2010

Autumn in Japan: A Time Lapse

Two take home exams and Done!

Thats right you heard correctly, or more like read correctly!
I have these two take home exams for my Environmental Pollution and Politics of the Environment and turn them in and will be done for the semester!
A lot of it is essay though and I got about a week for them to finish up. Actually the Pollution one that I am working on now in between work is due Tuesday night by 8pm.
I am just so excited that this semester is over. It sure went by fast for my first semester at VCU.
It was a good experience and I met a lot of knew people and hung out a lot more with old friends. Some friends are still away of course but they are coming back home for the holidays and will be here for more then a month since there schools have more time.
My girl friend wont be home till Wednesday night I believe, so I still have to wait around for her to show up. Not going t lie, I do miss her and I need to show her a lot of great movies :)
We will be doing a lot of things for break and I hope the weather isn't always going to be freezing since I plan on lots of walking in parks in such in the City and the city can be cold when it is cold.
Like the other day when it was in the 20's an there was a wind down there, that is cold!
Some things that we will be doing, and I plan on taking photos of certain things!
  • I hope we get to walk around the capital building as I haven't been there in a while and I am not really sure if my girl friend has been done there are not. The past few years they did a lot of work and even has an underground visitor center below it now! One of the companies that I shadowed with did some work on it!
  • another would be the canal walk. I have yet actually walked the entire canal walk and would love to do it. I just hope it isn't to cold to take photos!
  • We might be going to Christmas Town at Bush Gardens in Williamsburg as well
  • We probably, or just me and my family, will go to Colonial Williamsburg as we pretty much do that as a day trip all the time just to see the wreaths and to have something to do for a day.
  • Of course, the swapping of the presents!
  • Celebrate my Birthday, 21!
  • Going to Maryland to my grandmothers with mother, sister and girl friend for a few days! We will be going to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania and they light up everything for the Holidays much like the local Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
  • Oh, we might do Lewis Ginter light show but maybe one is enough, plus Longwood Gardens is a ton better and a lot bigger Gardens
  • I'm going to do more modeling! Got more on the way!
  • General spending time with family on Christmas and maybe my girl friend will tag along to the other side of the river
  • Another thing, I have my internship's company Christmas Party and spouses are invited and I am not sure if I can bring her. I am probably the only person working there not married!
  • Girl friend and I will maybe go to the Byrd Theater for a cheap movie, depends what is playing
  • We are probably going to see Voyage of the Dawn Treader the theaters as it is the new Narnia movie!
  • SnoW! god I hope it snows at some point. I would love to go downtown to take photos i n the snow, especially the capital that would look beautiful!
  • Blogging of course, when I get the time but I probably will.
  • If it is really cold that means lots of in door activities like movie watching. Will love to educate the girl friend on some great other movies and perhaps get another anime series knocked out with her!
Well that is a list of some things that we can do. Oh yeah how can I forget. WORK!
I will try to work more hours at both my jobs to help pay for all of these activities and pay off the activities that I have been doing the past month. I spent more then I made for sure this month already! Oh wait I mean November, I forget it is already December!

My sister is coming home today and she will get her wisdom teeth taking out of her face on Monday. I hope she stays like a shipmunk for a while because it might shut her up for a few days. The house is unbelievably quite with out her around and I really don't notice it till I think about my sister which isn't often.
She recently had a fall through and her and her boy friend are no more but like her usually she bounces back quick and she will be bring a new dude home tomorrow to my mother Christmas party. She already invited him but now she is apparently saying that he is too clingy.... He lives around here so I am sure he will stalk her if he is clingy.
Even though my sister will be home, it is not like I will see her much with me being busy and her always not home because her "friends" are chilling with her. I quote the friends because I don't know if they are true true friends are not. She was going to go to New York City with her "friends" again but they have changed and they are driving up there so I thing she decided not to do it. I would rather go alone then go with old fiends that have changed completely and especially if they are driving. That would be a long drive.
I like how my sister says they all changed on her but she has changed as well. A little more stuck up, full of there self and she drinks a lot but apparently not a lot since one of the "friends" really do. I see her friend a school occasionally, and usually she looks hung hover or really tired. She works at the school and got a full ride in and is in the honors program. I am not really sure how though, she isn't that bright....
Anyways, enough of the sister and her load mouth lol

I have been thinking about maybe do a series on something, like teaching how to play Go as I post article on the blog. I would slowly explain the rules of Go and how to play. I would provide photos or something from the AGA (American Go Association) and provide links to great learning tools.
It is up to you guys, so you could let me know what I could do a series on. Any ideas are open just comment please

Another thing is that I recently made an account with Wattpad.com which is an eBook site. People also post their own content on there for reading. Lots of Fan-fiction and I bet most of that has to do with Vampires. No lie, I looked lol.
I might post old short stories or stories that I have worked on in the past and if I start to post the chapters maybe I might get back into it and continue my incomplete works. I do have ideas for two other series that I could do but much outlining of the story is needed and ideas of a plot.
My account name there is: Samshio. Are you surprised?

Oh, and I could write a story on anything, I could do a bloggers ideas story. Just comment below if you have ideas and I could some how try to incorporate all the comments and make a short story or a series. Also, you guys can come up with the name! Just let me know and post if your interested!

Alright, I am going to get back t o work (more like my take home test since I finished up my work) I will post more on random things today as well if I can. Enjoy the trailers that I have been posting, Transformers 3 is looking cool and like it has a really good story from what I heard! Anyways Seya!

Samshio ©

Thor Movie Poster!

Image from Yahoo! Movies

Transformers 3: The Dark Side of the Moon


I was a little slow on this on as I originally posted it on my Hobby Blog lol

Little Fockers 2 clips!


Song of Healing from Majora's Mask on Wine Glasses


This was a very interesting video and what he did with the glasses, take a look!

Miley Cyrus caught smoking bong, experiences 'a trip' off hallucinogenic herb Salvia

Miley Cyrus caught smoking bong, experiences 'a trip' off hallucinogenic herb Salvia

I don't think it is to bad, since the drug is legal in the state of California and also she just turned 18. Only problem is that a "bong" looks bad and since she is a "role model" for younger people it probably wasn't good

Monday, December 6, 2010

Snow in Richmond :)


MEEEOW!

There is Midna, she is doing great now all fixed lol By the way she is camera shy

She is sleeping on the bed behind me right now. She likes to sleep a lot more then she did when she was younger. She is a really good cat and loves to meet new people. She is very playful still and I feed her something out of the fridge almost everyday. She is a pig and eats just about all kinds of meat and has even eaten some Wheaties and Cheerios lol.

She had fun in the snow yesterday even though I didn't get to see since father let her out >_> grrr.

I hope we get a lot more snow again! I have some photos from the snow

The usual foot photo


Have this owl like iron candle holder thing on the back desk. It is probably older then me by far, something that has been out there since I have been around.
Up close of one of my bonsai that stays outside year around. Did great in the few feet of snow last year for days. Great little plant, one of the longest ones I had
Our good old black iron table outside. That has also been there forever

As you can see it was a very light snow and melted by 10am, as said before I really hope there is more snow this month. Be great to get a white Christmas :)

Just a little bit of photos really, but I hope when It does snow a lot and hangs around for a while, I hope to get a lot of pictures in the city of buildings, maybe the capital, the river and parks. Haven't done that before and would like to!

Samshio ©



Dragon Ball SD 1

Dragon Ball SD 1

About to read it but I guess it is Goku when younger and in Super Deformed mode!

Leek Spin, I think I'm addicted


I'm at work now and wish I could turn on my volume as I would listen to this now...
I got addicted the other day and it's so mesmerizing.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Behind the Scenes

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Om Nom Nom: Know your Meme

Something that my girl friend uses a lot in everyday language and will appreciate this video, I hope :)

Working on my Politics Project

Working on the politics project with my group!
Will post later this evening on life!

but maybe not

Sneezing Bear Video

Snow in Richmond!

I took some photos outside of my house and I would have gone into the city to take more photos now but it was a light snow so it was melting fast and there wouldn't have been many great photos to take when I would be down there.

Anyways enjoy the fresh powder!

Friday, December 3, 2010

How to Train your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar all have at least 2 more films in the series

Check the link

At least 2 more films in How to Train your Dragon

At least 4 more Kung Fu Pandas after the next one making it 6 chapters

and two more Madagascar films to make it a total of 4....

milk the stories while they are hot. Well I can see Kung Fu Panda and maybe How to Train Your Dragon lasting but not Madagascar...

IP Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster Trailer



I'm love a good kung-fu movie seriously. And I haven't seen one in a long time that I haven't already seen

Heads up, it is Exam season after all

Hey everyone, I haven't really sat down to write up a good post about life as a student or just as me in general. It has been busy with working, group work at school, classes, exams, prepping for exams, modeling during free time, coming home at midnight or later from library, hanging with my best friend, waking up in the morning and only posting on the hobby blog lol, and so on and so forth.

I haven't forgotten that this blog was originally to express my life and interest. I did post the chapters that were released earlier this week. I also did an edit on the right side panel and you can click the photo walk pictures and it will take you to those articles that a posted so long ago. It makes it organized and easy to find! I will add other works into there as well and the Nekocon 2010 Photos when I can. It makes it lovely but you still can go to the Photo page and find the slide shows if you just want to look at the photos and not read everything I write about it and so on and so forth.

I did get a new TV which makes everything pleasant in my room for my Wii, TV experience and a new monitor for my Laptop. I think I have used the 26"(Vizio 26" LCD-LED TV) more as a computer monitor then a TV. I hook up the laptop and I use it as duel screens so I can have articles I am reading on one screen and me posting on the other. Makes it a lot of fun when posting photos on the hobby blog. I have been getting really into the Hobby Blog and having a lot of fun to be the first to post things. haha a little competition doesn't hurt anyone lol
My keyboard had problems so I sent it back to Amazon and I will have to find another one!

I have been getting a lot of items recently too although a friend blogger opened an online store over in California and I ordered something through him before he opened his web store. He did get the item like 5 days late and then sent it the day before Thanksgiving and should take 2-9 days. Needless to say it didn't coming yesterday and I am not sure if it is on my door step today right now or not since I'm at work. Today is the 9th day so if it isn't here today I might give him an email.....grr and I was going to do a review on it but since it is now over 2 weeks since it was released there are already at least 10 great reviews out there with a lot better photos that I could ever provide. Bla!

Now I did get an item that was released the same days as the item talked about above and got it through a Tokyo based online store and have already gotten it and worked on it and so far I am the only blog that I know that is doing a Work in Progress and review of it. Nice.

I started that other blog earlier this week I think but I found that I haven't really had the time for it so I made a post that it might be on hiatus or permanent hiatus. Not sure but I will do all those usual local postings of Richmond here for now!

Anyone going to the Grand Illumination down in Downtown Richmond tonight? I was thinking about it but my friend wants to go down to VCU and catch a movie so it might be better that I don't go. There would be a lot of people down there for sure. I was hoping to get some photo coverage though lol. Due time people!

Also today was the First Friday Art Walk too. On the first Friday of every month down in Richmond I think off of or near Broad Street there is an art walk where vendors or people inside some buildings sell some art or display it. Never gone and I am at work right now so obviously I am not.

I haven't worked a lot recently which isn't good since I had a BIG spending month in November and a lot of stuff that I need to fill the holes in my account with by working.

I actually got some work today to do and also I am doing group research right now for the group project in between tasks. So I will post more but on random things. Posting long chats and articles like this eats up some times but it was necessary :)

I hope I get a lot more free time when the semester is over and I will get more photos and such. I hope it snows because I love taking photos in the snow of well...nature in general. You guys know me so obviously nature. As long as my girl friend doesn't hog me all of break I will try to post a lot! I need to post my Christmas Tree as well! We got that too!

I changed the background for the blog for the Fall but Fall will end in 20 days or less I think so I better work on a new background for winter.....please let it snow!!

Well adios compadres!

Samshio ©

Monday, November 29, 2010

Amber Alert In Effect for Three Missing Michigan Boys | ThirdAge

Amber Alert In Effect for Three Missing Michigan Boys | ThirdAge

Bleach Hell Arc Special

Bleach Hell Arc Special

I am about to read this!

Leslie Nielsen Passes Away at Age 84

Leslie Nielsen Passes Away at Age 84

Great actor with hilarious films like
Airplane!
Naked Gun Series.

Died from complications of pneumonia yesterday at the age of 84

TV Spot for Little Fockers

The Prince of Tennis Manga Gets Theatrical Anime Film

The Prince of Tennis Manga Gets Theatrical Anime Film - Anime News Network

This is awesome, I really enjoyed reading this manga

Thanksgiving weekend shopping rises to $45 billion, exceeding expectations

Thanksgiving weekend shopping rises to $45 billion, exceeding expectations

Last year over the BlackFriday Weekend it was $41.2 billion and now this year at $45 billion. That is quite a bit more and tons of money in sales. Shows how far we have come from the economy falling a few years back.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to Interview President Bush Today | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Facebook's Zuckerberg to Interview President Bush Today

Wonder how that will go

Varia Suit from Metroid Cosplayed


Still the best cosplayer of Samus from the Metroid series by far. From Sweden she is and a student. She cospalys in this photo the Varia suit in a winter landscape!

How was your Thanksgiving?

Sorry everyone, it has been since Thanksgiving since I have posted on the blog.
I have been updating the Hobby Blog but didn't find time to blog here with the family around.
Also nothing exciting happened to write about.

Did anyone go out on Black Friday to buy such items as TV's or anything of the sort?

I got a nice pair of gray work pants, a new professional jacket, something else that I wont mention since the girl friend is probably reading this. I also order some models online lol. Can't wait for stuff to still get to me in the mail!

Anyone buying anything online today since it is Cyber Monday! I'm good so I'll pass. I need to build up my savings again haha.
I managed to finish my Economics paper and test number 4! thanks the heavens.

I wish I had gotten new photos this past week since I feel like taking photos now but I am at work. Maybe I will post my desk space at home later this evening while I watch my triple play (House, The Event, Hawaii-Five 0).
The semester is almost over which is nice. I'm getting to the point where I want to stop and relax and do some photography, some modelling and of course time with the girl friend since I do love her haha. I drove down to Williamsburg to get her Saturday night and brought her back so I could have more time with her. She was everywhere for Thanksgiving. North Carolina to the Eastern Shore. Lots of driving, or more like riding for her.

Oh did I tell you I got a full schedule of classes for the spring I am taking:
-Environmental Geology
-Research Seminar or something like that. I think it is a sociology credit..but its required for me
-Ecology
-Zen Buddhism
-Writing Journalism (4 credit class but only non-upper level class)

The last two are more for fun and to fill in since I couldn't sign up for other required classes that I wanted. I will probably take Physics over the summer at J. Sergeant Reynolds with the Girl friend. Might be fun!

I am really getting into blogging as anyone can tell, or maybe not since I neglected to post for a few days here lol.
Anyways, I also like local news and whats going on in my community like Richmond and the metro area. I watch the news at night sometimes and like knowing what is going on and changes that are happening or who is out there robbing stores or when the next concert or festival is happing.
So I decided to open ANOTHER blog. The address is SamshioRichmond.blogspot.com. I will also add the link under the Hobby link on the right had panel.

So on that blog I will post local news, events that are happening in the metro area (Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield). Or Greater Richmond area is what a lot of people call it.
As said will post on news, what is happening, what kind of events are happening, what big news is happening. things maybe to get involved in with the Richmond community or surrounding communities. And of course I will post my own post about living in Richmond with photos or videos and so forth. I just want to get more involved with my City. After all I have been here for nearly 21 years!

Well that is exciting and I hope people who are interested in my city or people who live here and want to know what is going on will take a look and maybe favorite it once I get rolling with posts!

don't worry I will still post my life on this blog that one will be Richmond specific and this one will remain my interests, trips, photos and so forth and the Hobby blog will be the same as always!

that is all I got today, I may post news here though (non-Richmond of course!)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I haven't posted in a while and I have grandparents here and have had a few days off.
Sorry!

I do wish everyone a magical and happy Thanksgiving and think about what they are thankful for!

Many people wont be able to eat a feast with family or eat at all and give thanks that you are able to.

I have gotten lots of stuff in the mail recently and you can see actually over at the hobby blog but I have gotten more then that.

Anyways, wish a tasty meal for all and if I don't get to post again, I wish a safe mission when you are out tomorrow morning for Black Friday Sales! Good Luck!

Bleach 428 - Read Online at Manga Stream

Bleach 428 - Read Online at Manga Stream

Naruto 518 - Read Online at Manga Stream

Naruto 518 - Read Online at Manga Stream

Read it up!

One Piece 605

One Piece 605 - Read Online at Manga Stream

Read it like I am!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

TSA and all there glory


Have you heard about the new screening and pat downs at the air ports? It is pretty crazy and now children are involved with it and that they might get the pat down in naughty places.

Seriously, search TSA in any news source web site and read the articles. There is so much wrong in the TSA but I can see where it is trying to be foe the greater good of society for the safety in air travel.


Around the Woods Nov. 14th

So the other day I walked around the woods that are around my house with the new camera just to test it out. It was nice since it was warm and bright out side. Nice to get away from some people, anyways here are the photos! Also, the album is on slide show form up on the photo page for later viewing!

My driveway of course. Get's covered every fall of the leaves. It is a gravel drive way and is a pain when it rains hard because it washes out and that means I have to rake the gravel back on to fill the ruts. I don't complain. A long gravel road to sacrifice to live off the main neighborhood road in the woods for more privacy :)


I really like the colors of the leaves this time of the year. Definitely up in the mountains because that looks great.

Here is the creek right down the hill through the woods behind the house. Has a small "fishing" hole. I have caught many creek chubs there and kept them in my fish tank and they last for a long time in there. They eat a lot. In fact if you place smaller chubs in there the bigger ones would eat them. I would catch large crayfish in here to and kept them. They usually crawled out of the tank and roam the house. It annoyed the mother so much.


I like the mix of the red, brown, mustard looking orange and the light purples. Got maple leaves, beech tree leaves, probably some white or red oak and hickory leaves mixed in there down by the creek.

Red Maple leaf


Small plants pop out of the leaves on the ground. I expect this during the spring but odd in the fall. Usually everything green turns brown. Anyways the camera took really nice close up photos in the lighting and came out really well.

I know for fact that all the ferns down there in the woods had turn brown and fall off but this little guy is coming up late or just decided to hang around.


I am not sure what plant this is. It actually runs like a vine sort of all around the forest floor.

Another green plant poking up in the falling leaves


Princess Pine or Running Ceder runs all over the woods in patches. These stay green year around and mother loves to use them to make wreaths for christmas

This is every where also


Beech tree's are a yellow right now. They look really nice and the Maples are red by the way. Our Hickory trees are yellow as well so these three have great colors to add to the forest :)

Got a mix here of multiple tree colors




I'm pretty sure this is a sweet gum. They are the ones that have the gum balls that ball out of trees that are spiky. Not Chestnuts though. This is a small tree though, maybe a foot tall.

Beech tree leaves. A smaller tree.


Lovely maple colors

I liked this photo so I made it larger for you guys. This stump has been here for a long time, as long as I have been going down there. Like the colors all around it. It is a nice low spot in the woods in an area where you usually walk up on deer eating.


Since it has been wet and damp recently there was a lot of mushrooms popping up in random spots in the woods. I took many pictures of different ones but I don't know the names for them, sorry.


This one had a good red top, and everything else white

Same one with out the black and white in it.


This one was interesting since it had a weird cut in the top of it. Kind of unique

This one had a nice peach color top. It is the same one that is in the above image. Different color then most the leaves at this time of year.


This was the biggest one that I saw. All white and was droopy.

Last shot is Sophie over at the neighbor's house smiting me.... I was surprised that this photo came out well since I was at a distance away from her and the house. :)

Well hope you enjoyed the photo tour of the woods. I hope to get better photos for everyone in different seasons and of new things! This album is on the photo page to viewing as well!

Samshio ©

Stars of Anime Festival Asia (AFAX) 2010

OTACOOL4 decision Date!

Kotobukiya Kotoburogu blog: OTACOOL4 decision Date!

There is finally a decision on the release date for OtaCool4 which is December 23rd.
It is on World Wide Illustrations!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sour's 'Hibi no Neiro' (Tone of everyday) video

Found this mosuci video and haven't heard of the band/singer but the video was orchestrated.
Here is some of the info I found about it.

This music video was shot for Sour’s ‘Hibi no Neiro’ (Tone of everyday) from their first mini album ‘Water Flavor EP’. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam.

Director: Masashi Kawamura + Hal Kirkland + Magico Nakamura + Masayoshi Nakamura

SOUR official site: http://sour-web.com

2009 Zealot Co.,ltd / Neutral Nine Records.

Fantastic Time Lapse Journey of Japan


Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan from Brad Kremer on Vimeo.
Really awesome video with great footage and music suits it well. Even the second part with the second song, I loved seeing the boats zoom through the water. I'll add this to the online video page.

Also I will add this pretty interesting Japanese girl when she meets Daniel Radcliff, best reaction ever lol. I guess it is more amusing when you can't understand her.

Finished GoldenEye

Hey everyone! Did you guys have a good weekend?
I had a pretty laid back one and got a lot of things done for the blogs too. I got the Carter Mountain photos up, the Nekocon 2010 photos up and I re-did the photo page and added trailer content to the movie page as well. For the Hobby blog I got a lot of photo's done for the site. I review the two figures that I picked up at Nekocon and I re-did photos for previously done models and will slowly add those and re-do the " My Models" page with slide shows of the album. I also posted about the Gunship model that I got ahold of and will post the other model within a day or two. I just didn't want to flood the hobby site with everything I just did because then I have nothing to post later on about. Well at least till my pre-orders come in.

I took photos outside yesterday and will probably post those soon as well. I was testing the zoom and macro settings on the camera on small plants and mushrooms in the woods. haha

I went bowling last night, it was a work thing and FREE. I played like 6 or more games and my right hand still hurts from it. I had a pain in writing notes in class today so I just played Lucky Lanes (Bowling game) on my Zune while the lecture was going on. ops...

Some things coming up people, I got to get that kitty, Midna, fixed on Saturday so I have that going on. I need to get my passport photo done and call about an appointment to get the application in so they can give me a new one. I need to get serious about figuring out what I am going to do there and soon. Patrice my Japanese as well. I had flashcards but they seam to have disappeared in thin air.....I guess I'll make new ones. Thanksgiving is next week so I am happy that I only have one class and BLACK FRIDAY! Sales and sales everywhere. I don't know what to buy and I probably should get anything. Some TV's are tempting though and so are some computer monitors... Naw I really shouldn't but I want toooo!

Oh yeah, relating to the post title, I did finish the actual game story line in GoldenEye on Friday I think it was. They must have redone the script a little bit and actually all the characters were new as well. It was still fun to play through and you got 4 modes to play it on. You do have cut scenes to watch but pretty O.K. Lots of firefights where you stand off against a crowd of guys with automatics. I do like though that you have melee attacks. You can crouch and sneak up on people and punch them out without anyone else noticing unless they obviously see you. It has some re-play value for the story line with those different harder modes to play through. Also you have tons of re-play value with the multi-player split-screen and the online play. I'm at level 14 right now online and it is pretty fun but some people spend sooo much time on there. I recommend it for people who want to have a first person shooter for there Wii. Plus it's like 4 different controller styles you can chose to play as well. Can't beat it.

I got my spray painting down yesterday and now just need some hand painting followed by lining and then a clear coat and I have another done model.

OH and if anyone is going to Harry Potter this Friday, tell me if it is really good but don't tell me about the movie. NO SPOILERS. Well if you do post spoilers just say spoiler alert for us :)

Hmm, that is all I got for the moment, I'll post random articles like I have been doing, bye bye!

Samshio ©

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Little Fockers, Narnia and more lol

So I recently added the Little Fockers, Narnia trailers and a sneak peek to the Green Lantern to the movie page for everyone to view!

Anyone run the marathon today in Richmond, VA?

Is Facebook about to offer email? Reports say it plans a 'Gmail killer'

Is Facebook about to offer email? Reports say it plans a 'Gmail killer'

Ok is anyone up for FaceBook email, or what I call F mail...

I mean yeah FaceBook has bee out to get at everyone and everyone is out to get FaceBook. It FB released the email that means already that the members of FaceBook would have an email account with them and they can use it to communicate through FB and outside of FB.That is about 500 million email accounts made right there which is a lot more then Hotmails, Gmails, yahoo mails and etc. Now would a lot of people use it or stick with their current email. That is the question isn't it? I mean we use FaceBook to communicate with other people already using wall posts or the messaging system or there instant message system. I don't think I would use there email at all. I love my Gmail account and email because I get a personalized News page, document editor where I can type documents online, got a calendar and such. Also a Google account also gives you access to Blogger (wow go figure that's what I am on!) and you can use it to log into YouTube! Thats a great deal and you have a lot of memory that Google gives you. Now I would be worried to use email with FB especially using it for personal stuff since you know that FB is going to incorporate it with your profile. They have had there problems with security and privacy issues and giving more power to them by you using their email client (when ever released) isn't that awesome.

For me, I will pass on it because I have my other email accounts. Maybe I'll use it for all that spam crap. I get enough spam from FaceBook anyways.
What do you think? Fruit for thought people.

News: Rejoice, No Efron On The Live-Action 'Akira' Film

News: Rejoice, No Efron On The Live-Action 'Akira' Film

I hope to GOD this information is true!! I really do since it is down the toilet anyways. I just don't want people to get the idea that AKIRA was really like the way this movie/movies is going to play out. Just the creativity from Otomo himself when he wrote the manga, and of course taking a hold of the making of the anime movie. The music was great, the art cells were fantastic and the story was rich with so many characters and it was not suitable for underage people. It really was a shock the first time I watched the movie and proceeded to find the manga and enjoyed that a ton more. Once again for the thousandth time, I recommend watching the movie and reading the manga. More on reading the manga.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Nekocon 2010 Photos

Hey everyone!
Here are the limited photos that I took at Nekocon 2010. Wan't much since I was mostly walking around and looking. There wasn't much going on there and I probably should have taken more photos then normal. Ops. Well I hope you like them!


As you can see I had my Duck tape Waldo out fit on!

Star Fire and Raven from Teen Titans!

My girl friend and I attended the Go workshop on both Friday and Saturday. I'm really rusty and now my girl friend is interested in playing when winter break comes!

Some crowed shot from 2nd floor

More crowed shot. Not that big :P

Not sure her name. But she is from Avatar: Last Airbender

Black Power Ranger beating up some dude...awesome

Rorschach from Watchmen. Was very good with his character all weekend. Very good.

Very cute Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service!

Not sure but definitely from Sailor Moon, great costume

Grimjaw from Bleach. Oh crap I gotta read this weeks chapter! I'll post that on the Otaku page later too.

Mr. Box? Actually it has the question mark on it so I don't know it could be Solid Snake hiding underneath it!

All of us in line for the Cosplay Contest/Masquerade

Pumpkin Head with a witch rob and broom? I'm down



Mother brought the little one out to meet new people, and all dressed up for battle.

Ryuk and No face...hmm interesting pair, you think?

I was thinking about actually dressing as No-Face to this one too!

Legends of the Hidden Temple. Freaking awesome. Not seen anyone cosplay as contestant before!

Princess Zelda saying in her head, "Who the F#$@ is this Lady Gaga?!?!!?"

Pickachu girl chatten it up with Link, probably hitting the Lost Woods later I guess...

This was creative. Godzilla destroying Tokyo (again)

Good old Sunday. No one here lol and it was like 11:30 am

We missed breakfast back at school so yummy muffin. The only choices were Orange and Banana nut. I like Banana Nut but the girl friend doesn't eat Banana's so we got Orange and was interesting. How doesn't offer Blueberry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some Otaku girls coming to get last things in the dealers room.

And Rorschach back to inform us the End is "near". It was indeed since it was over that day...

Bye bye Nekocon 2010....!


Over all my girl friend and I had a good time. I tried testing out the new camera but the shots came out weird an fuzzy probably because of the lighting in the convention center. One side is a white wall and the other side of the hall is huge windows that poured in the sunlight and so it always maybe the lighten off. I tried to lighten up some the photos since the shadows casted over the peoples faces!

Girl friend had a good enough time she is thinking about Otakon 2011!! Yippy! I think she would have a great time! I did buy a few things while there like a Master Grade Exia, and two Banpresto DX Figures, one of the Seven Warlords in One Piece and Freeza 2nd form from Dragon Ball Z. And of course 3 Ramune's and a box of mixed Berry Pocky!!

I will take photos of the figures in the next few days but will post those on the Hobby blog, obviously!

Again sorry for the lack of photos and the quality, I guess it was a test run of the camera and I think I understand the settings a little better now! Have a good night everyone!!!!!!!!!

Samshio ©
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