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Setzra

  • Montana
  • Joined Oct 28, 2011
  • ? / M

Basic Info

     College junior in the great state of Montana. If you haven't heard of it, that's not surprising even though it is the fourth largest state in the entire U.S.A. We don't even have 1 million people in the state, so not many people around + big area = lots of time alone. I'm a Computer Science major with a Japanese minor.

     Been into anime for about six years now, going on seven. I used to watch a little as a kid, but never much past that until freshman year of high school, when I went to NanDesuKan (NDK) in Denver. I didn't go intentionally for the convention, I actually went for my cousin's wedding and the hotel we stayed as was hosting it the same weekend we were there, and it was AMAZING! It's what got me more into manga than anime, but I went broke pretty quick, and despite finding ways to make money, our stores here don't stock much in the way of Japanese goods. Comes with being in small towns all the time. Then a friend showed me Evangelion and the anime section of a store I didnt frequent often, and that's where the anime took off. Been hooked ever since.

     I also spent six months studying abroad in Japan my senior year of high school, and I can brag that I've been to Akihabara and even visited a Maid Cafe. @Home to be exact. Although the cafe was a little awkward, the trip was absolutely worth it. Got more figurines than I could stuff in my suitcases and backpacks, but they all made it home.

     Other than that, I live on a farm and make my summer earnings doing usually sixty hours a week of work. Although I complain about it all the time, I actually enjoy farming a lot. It's close to home, it's fulfilling, and you meet great people with their heads on straight and feet planted on the ground. Sad more people don't farm, really.

Anime

     Favorite: Really too many to say. Look for anything that's five stars in my anime tab if you really, really want to know. One thing that I think some anime needs: an ending. I'm not a big fan of much that goes past 52 episodes or so, unless the series is old and does have a definite ending eventually.

Manga

    Been spending too much time to read much often, but one's that come to mind are Ranma 1/2, Elfen Lied, and Fruits Basket. I wish I had more time for manga, but prices are rising, we don't have much in stores, time is lacking, and since I like previewing before buying, the internet is a hard place to shop. We'll see if I can find some time though.

About Ratings

      For those curious about my rating system this is it: high ratings are shows I enjoyed and want to watch again when I'm old, low ratings are shows I don't care about watching again when I'm old. So if there's a good show that I gave a bad rating, it's not that it's a bad show, it was probably enjoyable, it's just a show that I watched once and once was good.

Life on anime

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Manga ratings

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Jul 1, 2014
princessrelena says...

How I wish I can slack off and shout "自由!" at the top of my lungs. Just imagine the reaction of the people around me if I actually do that at work. Ha ha. They might as well think that I'm losing it. Ha ha.

Well, they say that practice makes perfect. And it takes time, energy, effort, dedication, and at times money to achieve perfection - if not close to perfection - at almost anything. By the way, if I'm taking the classes you're in I'll just probably slack off just like you. Ha ha. We'll be great buddies. He he.

Speaking of soccer, the World Cup will commence a few days from now. Go Japan! Too bad you won't be participating in the excitement. I do understand the reason behind your mom's disapproval of playing games on Sundays. Golf... a curious sport.

I think just knowing the problem exists is not enough, there should be a constant, concious effort and resulution to avoid to such vices.

Changing of names has been an old practice in the Philippines and was even in fact encouraged by the Spaniards during their time of occupation, though a lot chose to kept their original surnames. Of course, changing of name is a rare thing today.

Well, I prefer guys giving out chocolates rather than the other way around (not because I'm female that I'm saying this. He he!). Anyway, I am of the opinion that females should be pursued not the ones doing the pursuing. So you should be the one making a move, but then again you are still young so do things at your leisure. Just be wise about it.

Jun 11, 2014
princessrelena says...

Hello, I got your package yesterday. Thank you so much. Anyway, I can't write a very long message tonight. Will do that tomorrow. I was working late shift today and will be on an early shift tomorrow so... Talk about good scheduling. Ha ha. Later...

Apr 23, 2014
princessrelena says...

Oh, I see. Just don't slack off towards the end, we have the tendency to do that especially if the hard ones are done and over with. Ha ha. I noticed you updated you profile.

I am still a long ways off to earn the word 先輩. I still often fail to express simple ideas correctly, it's embarrassing. Ha ha. And there are words I still fail to pronounce properly. He he.

So if you would rather participate in than watch sporting events, other than skiing do you have other sports that you actively participate in? I love sports, but it seems to be a one-sided love affair, so I have to content myself with watching and cheering. Ha ha. About that hockey game, at least you've won against the Russians. You know, it would have been worse if you've won against Canada and lost to Russia. I don't watch hockey, the closest thing I've watched the game was watching the Mighty Ducks trilogy. Ha ha.

Forgive my ignorance, but I didn't know that alcoholism has something to do with genes. I was always under the impression that it's an acquired thing. Learned something new. About my heritage, well, I am Asian. My paternal grandmother, I was told, was of Chinese descent, though up to what degree I have no idea. She didn't carry a Chinese family name. I remember she did look Chinese, but none of us inherited those features. My sister and my other cousin looks like her minus the Chinese feel. From the stories I've heard decades ago, those who carry Chinese family names are treated differently, for example, they have to pay higher tuiton fees, so some of them changed their family names. I think that rooted way back when the Philippines was under Spanish colonisation. The Spaniards didn't have high regard for the Chinese, in fact they were treated worse than the locals. As for my grandmother's circumstance during their time I have never heard anything. Apart from that I can say that I'm just a plain Filipino, maybe we have Castillian blood somewhere in our family tree, but too diluted to show any signs. Ha ha. Both of my grandfathers were farmers, but surely not in the same scale as yours. On my father's side being more hands-on and on my mother's side being more supervisory. I remember vaguely my grandmother telling me of how he would go on horseback around the hacienda (a relative's, not ours). I also come from political families on both sides - paternal grandmother and maternal grandfather - especially on my grandmother's side. Though her career as well as my grandfather's were just in the municipal level, other members of her family were famous, some of which you might have heard of. Well, political ambitions ended in their generation though for none of their children nor grandchildren showed any interest in it (at least for now) - just like how farming ended in their generation. I for one, don't like the idea of nepotism. Being in politics isn't the only way to help, besides it's a treacherous world. So I guess that's it for my heritage.

And oh about your valentines question. I got nama choco, choco balls, and banana choco cupcake. How about you, how's the choco count?

Mar 4, 2014
princessrelena says...

You are about to graduate? Congratulations! You didn't update your profile so I lost track. Good for you. Let me guess, you must be itching to get out of school. I felt that way especially towards the end of my studies. Ha ha. By the way, surely you must be already aware of this but just a reminder, while you are about to finish a huge hurdle in your life, it is and will (almost) always be an uphill climb. Hopefully not as stiff as others had it for them. May the Lord bless you.

You tutor Japanese? Really? 素晴らしい! Does that include reading and writing? I had the sudden vision of you being more proficient in Japanese than me. Ha ha. Though I am using it everyday I can't really say that I am getting better at it. Hu hu. I need to really start reading newspapers. He he. I agree that teaching is a very good method and I also find it very fulfilling.

I still think that I only enjoyed those snowy days simply because those were a once in a blue moon events. Following the aftermath of that snowstorm and the one the week after that, I am sure I won't be laughing if that is going to be a regular occurence. Trains and buses running late, very late if not completely stopping, traffic barely moving, accidents and injuries here and there, endless shoveling, etc. So thanks, but no thanks! Ha ha. I am afraid there is even no technique to speak of. Ha ha.  あの子たちが可哀想でしょう? 

Speaking of snow and techniques, I have a few questions that's been bothering me for weeks and I was thinking maybe you enlighten me. I mean you being a lover of winter sports and all. The Sochi olympics just ended, but the days leading to the opening until that fateful half-pipe finals everybody was... Shaun White this, Shaun White that, that even though I barely pay attention to the winter olympics I actually decided to watch the event only to see what's the fuss over Mr. White (which I was very happy to have done so since I got to see those Japanese kids medal, though I wished they could have finished 1-2 on the podium - not that I am discrediting that Ipod-guy - since Japan's hope for a 1-2 finish was dashed during that 500 mens speedskating event when those flying Dutchmen, all three of them, blazed their way to the podium). Bottom line is, what's the furor over Mr. White? How come snowboarders or at least fellow teammates seem to scorn the guy? Though that was the first time I watched a snowboarding competition I have at least a vague idea of Mr. White's existence and the sports he represents. Could his popularity even to those who barely pay attention to snowboarding be one of the reasons for all that ill-feelings? 

On a side note, yes, I have to agree to whoever said that orange is the new gold. Ha ha. Go oranje! It was fun to see those orange-clad Dutchmen win almost every medal available in speedskating during the Games. Not only that, it was also fun to read the reactions of their competitors (not that I take happiness in somebody else's misfortune). If I remember correctly you are of Dutch descent, right? 

Feb 26, 2014