Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hell or High Water

Hi Guys!

In honor of the Albertans experiencing the effects of the major floods, I just want to take a minute to acknowledge the event of the last few weeks.

Yes, I know this isn't manga, but I felt that I needed to write this down because I think that some events are too important to forget, and believe me, I've forgotten more important things than I can count. By posting this on the internet, I know that it will stay there for a long, long time. I can only hope to make a few more people aware of the events of June 20th-23rd.

Because of the excessive rain, the Bow and Elbow rivers flooded and overcame neighborhoods in Medicine Hat, High River, and Calgary, as well as many other Southern Alberta communities. Pets were lost, property was damaged, and places were shut down for days.

Depressing. I know.

I certainly wasn't expecting it. You seem so sheltered, thinking that these disasters only happen in foreign places and that it fades away within weeks. But it doesn't. A couple days before, we were happy for the rain because all of these cities are really dry places, and let's face it. We all like to see a little green when we occasionally take a look past our computer screen and out the window.


It was amazing to see all of these concerned neighbors and strangers getting off their butts and helping others. Many people volunteered their time, and donations to the Red Cross poured in. Strangers accepted strangers into their houses and gave them a place to stay. You could see all of the love.

What amazed me was that they got the Calgary Stampede up and running. A few events were canceled, but the midway was set up, "interesting" deep fried foods (deep fried pickles??? bleh.) were created, and they were able to drain most of the water out.
They sold these T-shirts to help raise money for flood victims, and I thought they were awesome. The problem was that they just sold either small or X-large. What is with that???

The best part is that they created a different shirt for kids. When I saw them at first, I thought it was a mistake, but then I realised that we were near the kids area. You know what they sold there? "Heck or High Water" shirts... lol. In my mind, I was like "What difference does this make?" Oh well.

If you guys are in the Calgary region, you should check it out!

Thanks again,

Saturday, July 6, 2013

New Anime: Free!


Oh my gosh. I totally forgot to mention this extremely hot anime.......well, its a swimming anime and oh my gosh. It was ALL over tumblr!!! So hot......just look!


....Dayum. Once I saw those beautiful abs, I rushed to to check if the episodes were there. And guess what? Yep!!! For the last hour, I have been fangirling......this anime, I swear! Its like pure fanservice to us females!!

Life is so beautiful!! I have one more reason to live!!! :)) I can't wait for the next episode...

Title: Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Genres: Shonen, School life, Slice of Life, Sports
Air Date: July 4, 2013
Status: Ongoing

Summary: Free! revolves around members of a high school boy's swimming team. Four boys—Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin—all participated in a swimming tournament shortly before graduating elementary school and later parted ways. Years later, they reunite when Rin challenges Haruka to a race and wins. Not wanting to be defeated so easily, Haruka gathers Makoto and Nagisa and a new recruit named Rei to form the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.


The storyline is quite intriguing........and the men. Just wow. I'm going to start drawing such beautiful people once I wake up from the wet dreams Just amazing. Ok. I should seriously sleep. Hopefully will talk to you guys again when I'm in Philippines!


I'm alive.......but I'll be gone for a bit~ Going to the Philippines!!

Hey everyone! How goes it? If everyone is wondering, I'm doing quite fine now! :) I'm so happy that all the stresses are gone!! I wrote my last grade 11 tests last week and lately, I have been working my butt off! I am sorry but I will be leaving you guys once again to the Philippines! I'm sorry.....I have been truly converted to tumblr but I'm still here for you guys! I have a beautiful person named Fong Pen posting for me while I'm gone. She's a beautiful girl who I met at camp. I guess I wanted to get someone new and she will be my guest blogger with you guys until August 21st.......unless you know, she enjoys blogging and hopefully she will try making her own too! You guys cheer her on you hear? Ganbatte! (Good luck!) Be nice to here ok? I'll try to get to an internet café as soon as I land!

(All gifs come from tumblr!)

Also, anyone interested in my Disney land trip? Well........Disney land was so much fun!!!!! As a band, we preformed extremely well! I went on so many rides and I got to watch a pirate show with hot, shirtless and sweaty men (I'll make a whole post for it soon~ pictures are promised!) So beautiful! :) Oh! Its less than.........a couple hours until I get to go to Philippines!!  16 hours to be exact. Whoo hoo! ^_^ Its around 3 am right now and I can't sleep quite yet. My stomach has been killing me and I wanted food and the computer was sitting right there.............anyways! Everything is finally taking place. I finally have squeezed time to blog and man, I miss it so. Here you guys go, some mangas I have been reading for the past couple months (hopefully I remembered every single one of them...)

Title: Aozora Pop
Author: Oochi Natsumi (Fly High)
Genres: Romance, Shojo, Comedy, Slice of Life, Drama
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Ongoing

Summary: ( From Enchantment Scans:
Kazuki Orika, a 15-year-old girl, aspires to become a model like her beautiful mother, who passed away. Without the knowledge or consent of her father, Orika enters an amateur model competition, only to reunite with her childhood friend, Miyazaki Kanata, the cameraman, and make new friends with models Yano Mito, Yano Haruto, Kunimi Riko, and many others. But modeling isn't all fun and games. Will Orika be able to make it big?

The art. ITS AMAZING. FLAJKSAHDS. AHHH!!! The hot guys. The beauty of the lines and definition.............amazing. And absolutely breathtaking. I just want to master her art!!!! I'm in love with this manga and this mangaka!!! Adorable, cute storyline and downright......AH. I just love it. This manga didn't take me that long to finish reading and I'm waiting for more chapters......I love it!

Title: Ouji no Kikan
Author: Junko
Genres: Yaoi, Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, Shonen ai
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 16+ Older Teen
Status: Ongoing

Summary: (mangafox) Story 1 (Chapter 1-2) Satake Kou attended the wedding of his sister unknowingly that he will be reunited there with his cousin, Fumihiro, who used to be a very dumb fat guy, then transformed into a charismatic prince! Kou became undeniably self-conscious about this while he is not aware of Fumihiro’s high regards towards him since they were little. And in their reunion, Fumihiro’s admiration has turned into something complex. How would Kou respond to Fumihiro’s feelings?

Ouij no Kikan is such a cute manga.............the "H" scenes are........WHOO HOO. Wow. Just wow. The guys are hot. I'd like to say the storyline is quite cliché but I still enjoyed the light heart story. 

Title: Nanatsu no Taizai
Author: Suzuki Nakaba
Genres: Shonen, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 16+ Older Teen
Status: Ongoing

Summary: ( The "Seven Deadly Sins", a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia, were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have staged a Coup d'état and assassinated the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. Elizabeth, the king's only daughter, sets out on a journey to find the "Seven Deadly Sins", and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.

The art is quite amazing and so is the storyline. I think its interesting and it drew me in when I read the summary. I just started reading it and man, I'm loving it so far! The main character perks me up and I hope you guys have the time to try and read this!! ^_^

Title: Suki tte Ii na yo, Say I love you
Author: Hazuki Kanae
Genres: Romance, Shojo, Romance, Drama, School life
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 16+ Older Teen
Status: Ongoing

Summary: (mangafox) From Karma Falls Scanslations:

Mei Tachibana has spent her 16 years without making either boyfriend or friends. One day, she drop-kicks a popular boy in school, Yamato Kurosawa, because of a misunderstanding but for some reason it seems that he takes a liking to her and one-sidedly claims that they’re friends. Furthermore, he not only protects Mei from a stalker, he does it with a kiss…?!!

Just.........amazing. One of the best shojo manga's I've read out there. I loved it so much that I had watched the anime several times and I laugh sooo hard that my stomach starts to hurt. I love ALL the characters to pieces!!! You guys HAVE to read it. I'm still fangirling like a freaking idiot every single time. Oh my gosh. Its beautiful and I..........ARGH. I can't explain how happy to even talk about this manga/anime!! You guys MUST try it!

Title: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
Author: Matsuena Syun
Genres: Shonen, Action, Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, School life
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 16+ Older Teen (Mature...)
Status: Ongoing (Anime Comepleted!)

Summary: (mangafox) Shirahama Kenichi is a book lover who has just entered high school, but he is often bullied by others. One day, he became good friends with the new transfer student, Fuurinji Miu, who was also looking for a friend. Kenichi was shocked at how powerful she is at first, but he is still somehow attracted to her...

I honestly started watching this on Netflix.......and then got into the manga! I started watching this when I got my wisdom teeth taken out (ouch..) and man, I love it! It's so much fun to watch and I love the different arcs in the manga. Like every manga, its soo cool to read how different the drawing style has come through. Its quite amazing. The art.....its a bit revealing so if you people are offended by the way the art is drawn, I suggest you don't read this.

Title: Juushin Enbu, Hero Tales
Author: Hiromu Arakawa
Genres: Shonen, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 16+ Older Teen
Status: Ongoing (Anime Completed!)

Summary: (animenewsnetwork) Set in a time of chaos, seven heroes of the Stars, the Hokushintenkun, rise up to lead the people. Two of the seven, the Nitenshinson, the Hagun and the Tanrou, are never supposed to exist at the same time, but fate has decided otherwise. Taito, chosen as the Hagun, now must rise up to defeat the Tanrou, as the fate of the Stars destined it to be.

The storyline is quite cool! I love the mix of Chinese folklore and terms. I love the different characters and they all go quite well.

Ok guys! It's almost 4am.........I think I should sleep before my parents kill me. Hahaha! I'll definitely post pictures and stuff!! Look forward to them! Wish my luck and have fun with my guest blogger. Be nice! ^_^


Friday, July 5, 2013

Introducing Me (Fong Pen)

Hi Guys!

My name is Fong Pen, and translated from Chinese signifies "wisdom, intelligence, and peace". Chibiko, an amazing friend of mine, has invited me to post a few things while she is away. Here are a few things you may want to know about me:

  • I am a relatively new "mangafreak".
This is all of Chibiko's doing, and I am thankful for it everyday. I love the intricate storylines, the relatable (or completely unrelatable!) characters, and the beautiful art. Throughout the summer I'll post about some of my favorite mangas and characters, and I hope to hear your feedback!

I LOVE Skip Beat!, Akatsuki no Yona, 1/2 Prince, Kamisama Kiss, and the list goes on and on......
  • I read. A lot.
From romance, chick-lit, sci-fi, historical fic, YA, Christian, Chicken Soups, retellings of classics, dystopian, spies, supernatural, faerie, and of course..... MANGA!

  •  Between sleep, surfing the web, and reading I can be a little active (just a little)
Soccer and wrestling. Need I say more?

  • I am hopelessly lost when it comes to gifs. 
When it comes to pics, I will try my best, but don't expect anything too fancy :-)

  • I love writing
This is one of the reasons why Chibiko suggested I be a part of this blog. Outside of school, it's hard for me to come up with material, so I am extremely excited to participate in this. If you have suggestions, feel free to comment! This is also the reason why my posts will be so long most of the time. lol. Even most of my emails look like essays.........

  • I cannot speak any Chinese. I probably have 10 words in my vocabulary, and most of them are foods.... Not that there is anything wrong with that!
Yeah. It's a little ironic, considering my (Chinese) name, but I actually speak (and write) English really well, and can have a decent conversation in Spanish! Because of manga, I've found my Japanese vocabulary growing every week. It's been really cool to learn all the vocab. I just can't speak it very well! You know that awkward moment when it sounds perfect in your head, but when you say it outloud it turns out the pronunciation was totally wrong? Yeah... Try that in a different language!

Thanks for taking the time to read this; I will try my best to post at least every other week. I am determined!!!

See how determined I am??? 
And a huge thanks to Ro; this is for you!