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All entries for 2006
12/26/2006: My 3 day weekend.

12/23/2006: Gift giving.

12/22/2006: Mind of Mencia

12/19/2006

12/16/2006: Where have I been?

12/09/2006: Only the minimum.

12/08/2006: untitled

12/07/2006: untitled

12/05/2006: Public restroom experience.

12/04/2006: Closer to my goal!

12/02/2006: Baffled.

12/01/2006: Where has my week gone?

12/01/2006: Why me?

11/30/2006: Wash your hands.

11/28/2006: Something is very wrong...

11/25/2006: Do you dream in different languages?

11/22/2006: Sex, deception and Taiwanese vs. Japanese.

11/22/2006: Psychos, houses and mother-in-laws who can be considered psycho.

11/20/2006: Big trucks + me driving = 90% change of accident

11/17/2006: Blogmad.net

11/16/2006: WTF!

11/15/2006: Angel and Vic Zhou

11/15/2006: Vengeance is best served slow.

11/14/2006: There needs to be a time limit rule...

11/13/2006: Mars.

11/10/2006: Where is the rain!

11/09/2006: The cleaning ninja!

11/08/2006: Confession is good for the soul.

11/07/2006: Over priced movies and kids.

11/06/2006: Marie Antoinette.

11/03/2006: Uneasiness

11/02/2006: Dirty looks...

11/02/2006: Menopause Fairy where are you?

11/01/2006: WOOT!!

10/31/2006: All in a name...

10/31/2006: I feel the love!

10/30/2006: Personal space.

10/29/2006: Finally done!

10/29/2006: Password protected recipe.

10/28/2006: Almost there.

10/27/2006: Appropriate gifts.

10/27/2006: untitled

10/26/2006: Behold the power of QVC!

10/25/2006: Do you want fries with that?

10/24/2006: Random thoughts.

10/20/2006: Fickle and can’t seem to learn...

10/18/2006: I want...

10/13/2006: Finding happiness in hectic times.

10/11/2006: Being responsible SUCKS!!

10/04/2006: And then there was none...

09/30/2006: Only to be single...

09/22/2006: Free at last!

09/14/2006: My mom always did tell me not to stare at people...

09/12/2006: Manga, homeless, Jun <3 and lack of sleep.

09/10/2006: Karma.

09/07/2006: His ears must have been burning.

09/06/2006: Bangs head against wall...

08/31/2006: Hot water.

08/22/2006: No pain, no gain!

08/17/2006: Mixed feelings...

08/15/2006: Buyer beware and why I dislike UPS!

08/09/2006: Hobo Stew.

08/07/2006: Oh to be so close and yet so far away...

08/06/2006: "I long for you." It's a compound of love with zero impurities.

08/05/2006: In need of a maid...anyone willing to work for free?

08/04/2006: Say WHAT?!

08/03/2006: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho…Back to work I go!

08/02/2006: Is there a doctor in the house?

11/13/2006 1:01 PM
Mars

Well my weekend was full of sleep, watching shows and being doped up on Vicodine. I had so much I wanted to talk about on Friday and over the weekend, but what happened on Sunday has changed all of that. You see on Saturday I announced that Animanga was hosting It Started With a Kiss, but when I went to find the summary I found out that there’s a Taiwanese series of Mars!! I love LOVE LOOOOVVVE the manga!! If I didn’t already have it on my hard drive it would be my top priority to buy the series since it’s licensed. (I only buy manga I have if there’s nothing out there that I can’t get which isn’t the case right now.) I put out a plea in the update that if anyone had any information on how I could get the series I’d be grateful. A reader of Animanga was sweet enough to give me the link to the group who did the series so I had a wonderful surprise when I got up on Sunday!

When I went to the site I was a little fearful at first for a few reasons. The first reason is Hana Yori Dango. I mean look what a horrible mess they did to my series!! They could have done so much with the series considering they had a decently good cast and there’s going to be TWO seasons. Not even the promise of seeing Jun in each episode could save the horrible rush and mish-mash of a pile of crap run over that turned out to be. The horror that filled my eyes when I was stupid enough to “give it a go” still haunts me!!

The second reason is: Meteor Garden. That’s right Hana Yori Dango done Taiwanese style. I only saw a bit of it without subs so maybe that was the problem...no, no there was more. It just didn’t feel right. It was right in the middle of me reading the manga and rewatching the anime so maybe the reason why I didn’t like it is because it just couldn’t compare? I might give it a go later when I have more time.

The last reason is because sadly I’m not fond of the language. It confuses me...a lot. The women normally speak so softly so it sounds like murmurs. The guys speak so quickly it sounds like English being slurred. It just confuses me. I like watching subbed so I can pick up on some of the language. That and when they spell the names what is spelled NEVER matches how the name is pronounces! It’s like naming your child Cathy and having it pronounced Sherry. O_o

Well I am SOOOO glad I didn’t let any of those reasons scare me off from watching the series. It is an amazing drama that has done a GREAT job at sticking to the manga and even with the slight changes not disappointing the fans of the series. I’m on episode 8 and I can’t wait until I get home to watch more of it!! The episodes are about 40 minutes long if you take off the op and ed so I’ll probably only have time to squeeze in one episode before I need to do other things, like wash the laundry before my boyfriend tries to “help me out”. <_< (He gets an A+ for effort, but a B when it comes to washing them how they should. Not ALL dress clothes should be washed together!) I’m very happy to have been given permission to host the series too; one more thing to shove onto my MediaMax account! XD I doubt if the leechers from Animanga will be happy since I’m pushing off reuploading KWP, Shuffle and TnK for this, but eh. I wanna do this series first! Yes, that’s right I’m going to abuse my power and turn into Evil Webmistress Katrina in order to do what I want. :)

While there are some changes it’s a wonderful drama and very well done!! One of my few complaints I have is the fact that he’s supposed to be POOR! I’m not talking about lower-middle class. I’m talking living in the ghetto, has a 90% chance of being shot and you shouldn’t go outside at night type of poor. There’s not supposed to be a frig full of beer, a CD player, rugs, throw pillows, table, etc. When you look at the manga there’s supposed to be a twin bed (not the full/queen in the drama), empty frig and that’s about it. They did this with Hana Yori Dango as well. It’s almost as if they feel bad for them being so poor so they must fill it with “stuff”.

Also was it me or is the series almost a walking commercial sometimes? I mean I’ve never seen so many products being promoted before. His frig is from Corona, they only drank Corona, his towel was Corona, he wore a red vest jacket thing with about 3 companies on it, Shell being the only one I remember off the top of my head. I mean they did a shot of him clearly drinking Pepsi, while Pringles was only good enough for the face on the green can (obviously their sour cream and chives...yum!) to be shown. I guess they didn’t pay enough. :) What makes me sad is the fact they use Yamaha instead of Honda. I don’t know who was better in 2004 when the series was released, but what was wrong with sticking to Honda? Did they just suck that year? Was there like a bidding war and Yamaha won?

On the bright side the opening song is just amazing. I haven’t the slightest idea what it says, I haven’t done a search for translated lyrics yet, but it’s great! XD No slurring, great voice, etc. I’ve been listening to it all morning trying to get it out of my head. I was humming it all this morning. When you see it with the clips of the series it just goes perfectly!!

I was going to write about another series, but I seriously need to get back to work. Times flying by...well no not really it’s going at a turtles’ pace actually, but I still need to go. :)

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11/10/2006 1:37 PM
Where's the rain!

No blog today. I have a seriously bad migraine from the pressure of it not raining, just stupid freakin' clouds taunting me. I'll put one up on Monday if I'm not too busy catching up on my work since I took today off. /goes to take another Vicodine

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