Showing posts from January, 2018

Rasputin Knew Wolves Dancing in a Hole - Music of January 2018

Well, we're back again at this routine since we didn't do it last month in order to do a Christmas special. I had to pick songs at the last minute because of my first week on placement. I needed to sacrifice time to make sure I was settled into the atmosphere and get some good night's sleep.

Choosing songs wasn't easy, so at a time I just pick something that I was listening to recently and put it in there. Get ready for some unexpected ones this months!

5. Turisas - Rasputin

I couldn't choose the first song, so I decided to start with something completely new to me that I had heard years ago. I'm not sure how I came across this song, maybe a metal page I like shared it once. The original version by Boney M, I heard years ago when my neighbor from Moscow played it at a small get-together that we were invited to and I was dancing to this song nonstop. I bugged her to play it again!

Then when I discovered this version by the Finnish band Turisas, those memories of …

Save Me Sten, from the Tornado of Fire

It's no surprise I had a Dragon Age dream last night. I stayed up late trying to finish the Deep Roads portion of A Paragon of Her Kind. Man, it was so long and grueling but there were so many enemies to fight so hey, XP. Branka and the fucking Broodmother, that's all I will say for now! Expect my full thoughts when I review the game later!

This is the second time I have had a dream about one of my companions in this game. I didn't know why at first because when I first met him in the game, I didn't like him. But then, he grew on me once he warmed up when I gave him gifts and stuff. The first dream, I kissed him but the second one is a lot more detailed.

So, who is this character?

Yep, it's Sten, but the title of this article also gives that away! I had another dream about him last night, and since the one before that I kissed him, you'd want to ask yourself? "Why would anyone want to do that? He's always so grumpy, strict, stoic, and doesn't talk …

Don't Have Time? Make It

A lot of us don't think we have time for anything in life that is important to us, especially if it's something little like a hobby. Life keeps us busy with all these responsibilities, therefore sometimes we end up giving up these things because we believe we don't have enough time for them.

What a bunch of nonsense. As someone who cares deeply about having my "me-time" to pursue hobbies, I say, if you feel you don't have time for something, make it.

I was inspired to write this after some of my friends would always tell me or post it online how they felt too busy for something. One of them told me how she loves to play video games but feels so busy she can't find time to play, and another says he seems way too occupied with his part-time job to write on his blog. (personally I don't believe that, a part-time job is fewer hours than full-time, and not your traditional Mon - Fri, so you should still have plenty leftover while you're still awake to …

Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Alright, here goes. It's time for me to talk about The Last Jedi, and I always like to wait a little to give it time. I'm going to try to be constructive here because even as a long-time fan, if there are things that I didn't like, I don't wish to hate. But this movie is far from perfect in my eyes, regardless of what the fans and critics say. Contains spoilers, do not read if you have not seen the movie yet.

So, the story itself is pretty easy to figure out. (Thank God for the crawling text, I swear to God if Disney trashes that, I will be pissed). Rey arrives on the planet Ahch-To to begin her training with Luke, but of course Luke doesn't want to do so because of his past failures to rebuild the Order. Meanwhile throughout the entire movie, the Resistance is pursued by the First Order that have been tracking them, and it goes on forever until they are finally able to turn around and fight. But in spite of that, there were many things that happened that left me w…

Bee, Take Me To Your Leader

Ah, it's been so long! I never have these dreams anymore!

When I was 16/17. All I wanted to dream about was Transformers; whether it was the Autobots protecting me, getting kidnapped by Decepticons, or just sitting on Optimus's shoulder and watching the sunset. Hell, someone once asked me if I'd do that with him, and I said yes in a heartbeat. Primes don't party but I'll do anything with him.

Anyway, yes I wanted to dream about it every night but seldom did. Then, these dreams come up when I least expect them. Some of them are weird like the last one I wrote about. This one felt like the first movie, only I replace the roles of Sam and Mikaela in one. That is how it should be!

This dream revolves around Bumblebee the most, and coincidentally, he is getting his own movie soon. I just hope it lives up to my expectations.

In this dream, I was walking along the street. It was just another day in paradise as I was headed towards work and then I had this strange feeling …

Tough Love

I didn't want to share this dream at first since I recall how far things went towards the end of it. Sometimes these dreams get to parts that are a little too revealing to share. But even if I don't share a specific part, it still remains in my memory after I write about it.

I have had some pretty good dreams lately, but have been distracted to write about them, until last night.

This one is in a weird setting, involving locations from the nearby mall, my high school, and the cabins at the summer camp I used to go to.

I was sharing a cabin with some girls and a few of them looked similar to ones I have met at camp years ago. We were gossiping and they would also tease me about one of the guys I was close with at school who I would always bump into at the mall.

One of the girls warned me of him possibly being a womanizer. But I refused to believe it.

I stepped outside our cabin and found myself inside the local mall that I always go to IRL to browse Conspiracy Comics and Sephor…

Turning Topsy Turvy Pages

Oh have I not written anything to ring in the new year? My bad! I've been occupied all week pondering about what's going to happen in 2018, as well as playing Dragon Age: Origins. Definitely a lot more tactical than Inquisition. I have also picked up Sims 4 (again!) and Hollow Knight. Gaming has really reduced the drama for me.

Well, once again it's Topsy Turvy Day! Perhaps it's time to share some stuff that's going on.

But first have some Clopin:

To be completely honest, I wasn't looking forward to 2018 because it would present to me another big change: a time to turn the page in my life. That's right, I will be graduating this year as long as I play my cards right in field placement. I can already feel the anxiety building since the first placement is something I have to set up myself and my anxiety always makes the task so daunting.

However, once the placement is set up, I'm okay again and continue with my life just like normal. All I really worry ab…