Sunday, November 16, 2008


This will most probably be the last blog entry before the big day comes. Mabel's officially full term now, in her 37th week, and will reach 38 weeks by mid week. She's also on leave now, so resting at home while I'm working will be her job now. For me I'm kinda going through a busy period with work, but thanks to an understanding boss, Mabel will have full priority whenever I'm activated to go home.
More time at home also means that Mabel gets more chances to prepare meals for me. What you see is a sample of the breakfast that I've been receiving for weekends. She cooks dinner too, though usually we tend to settle for simple things which require little preparation work. With more time now, perhaps I can request for a bento for breakfast to bring to work.... :)
Weekends have been pretty busy too, since we need to visit the gynae every week from now on. Most of the baby stuff have already been bought and even unwrapped for usage, so nothing more to worry about. I even got for myself my first set of Super Sentai candy toys in the form of Engine Sentai go-Onger. They're pretty neat, since they feature realistic poses and even detailed weapons. Somehow I got the feeling that this will not be my only sentai set.
From wiki: The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験), or JLPT, is a standardized test to evaluate and certify the language proficiency of non-native Japanese speakers. It is held once every year, on the first Sunday of December. The JLPT has four levels beginning at level 4 and progressing to level 1 - the most difficult. -end wiki quote. Taking a break in between revision sessions, I chanced upon the above table: the passing rate of last year's test. 26.9% passing rate for JLPT 2? Not good. Time is running out.....
On other toy and figure stuff, I just payed for the upcoming Den-O SIC sets, which include the Axe and Rod forms shown above, as well as the Zeronos and Deneb set. I don't really kep SIC figures, and the only series which I have bought were those from Hibiki, which I thought were marvellous. Apart from those, I plan to keep the entire Den-O series, just because it's my favourite series so far.
This week saw the release of Berryz Koubou's 18th single, MADAYADE. This particular H!P unit has enjoyed tremendous success the past few years, with sell out concerts in many parts of Japan. They also marked a historical record in that the band officially became the first to perform in the Saitama arena whose members average age did not exceed 14 years. Yes, they are that young. But the songs are good, so.....
Another sub unit, Buono also has a new single. Spot a few familiar faces? Thats because 2 of the members are also from Berryz Koubou (Tsugunaga Momoko and Natsuyaki Miyabi). The new single is called "Rottara Rottara" (ロッタラ ロッタラ). Many of their songs get made into anime opening/ending songs, so I'm expecting to hear this on some show soon.

There are a few PS3 games out there which I really wanna get, but I'm not exactly too rich at this moment in time so I can most probably only expect to buy one when I go on leave. The few games which I'm looking at right now include Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Spider-man: Web of Shadows, Winning Eleven 2009, and Little Big Planet. It's a tough decision but ultimately I believe it'll either be Naruto or Little Big Planet. One features outstanding visuals, and the other creative space for lasting replayability. I'm still deciding.....
A kick ass promotional image for the Dragonball movie has been found on the net. Sure Goku looks like he's yawning, but I still like the picture very much. Can't wait for the trailer which is due next month. Well, this update is a chop chop one, taking me around 20 minutes to finish. I still gotta cram more Japanese grammar into my brain, and hopefully the paper this year will be a easy one. 26.9% isn't too motivating, but I gotta give it a decent shot! Still the next (major) update, ja!
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Anonymous said...

hi Sean & Mabel =)

left a msg on ur tagboard but dunno whether u got see it =p

anyway, Mabel, u look great =) jus wan to wish u safe delivery =) take care of urself k! =D

- Kai Ling

Psyke aka Sean (ショーン) said...

Hey thanks! Hope to see you soon!

Arzu said...

So exciting! I can't wait to see pictures of the little one when she arrives. The pictures of Mabel's cooking look delicious as always. I hope everything goes well with the delivery.

And, I vote for Little Big Planet :)