The day when my motherboard died

A couple of weeks ago, my power was cut off after a tree fell and hit several houses. It took the power company at least 24 hours to restore power, but sadly my computer refused to turn on. I couldn’t figure out what’s wrong so I sent it to the repair guys. The problem was the motherboard got fried beyond repair.

It was troublesome to find a replacement because the motherboard I was using is already phased out, and I couldn’t afford to buy a modern processor and RAM replacements. Thankfully one of the stores still sell the LGA 1155 motherboards and my PC is running again. The new motherboard will probably last me for another 6-8 years, but I fear my i5 2500k will be the next to die and it’ll come very soon.

I’m not the type of person who constantly replaces parts since I’m not financially capable and every piece of item I own has some sentimental value, especially the PC I used for my daily activities and fansubbing. In case you didn’t know, the core parts of my PC were donated to me back in the 2010s. I argued that it’s slow to rely on someone else to do the encoding, try out certain settings, wait for the guy to go online to upload the stuff, etc.. Lastly no one stays with a group indefinitely. Getting a capable PC and personally do all the legwork was the most viable option in the long run. And it is. All of the encoding, timing, typesetting were all done by the same computer donated to me in 2010.

And this actually reminded me of a silly scenario when I was in the process of buying the motherboard and other parts in the last days of 2010.

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My most hated anime ever

I often said I hate X anime, but it’s just an exaggerated expression of “dislike.” Yeah, there are a lot of anime I disliked for many reasons like poor/incomplete story, slow pacing, awful characters, etc., and sometimes I dislike certain anime purely out of association, like that idol anime titled Prism-something.

But is there an anime series that I truly hate? As in, I loathe the anime with every fiber of my being? Anime so detestable that it changed my perspective of an anime genre? Well, there are 2 anime series that has this honor and I’m gonna share them to you.

Please do keep in mind I’m writing this out of memory. No way I’m re-watching these train wrecks. And major spoilers ahead.

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My thoughts on smartphones and the Samsung S7 edge

The first smartphone I handled was the first iPhone 3G. It looked cool, but like the iPod and the iPad, I hate how iOS treats you like you don’t own these devices. I have to plug in the device on my computer (it doesn’t charge), open iTunes just for the simple act of copying something. And the worst part was I can’t copy something back. The hate started there.

The next phone I handled was a Samsung S4 and it was thinner and while it has its own bloatware Samsung Kies, I can still do basic operations like copy and paste to and from the device. I liked the S4. But in the end I avoided smartphones and used this very old Nokia phone.

At first I saw no real use for smartphones, but after a shift in role at my work place and I was so tempted to play Photokatsu, I decided to get a modern phone… that is not an iPhone.

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It appears I’m going to Japan after all… sort of…

Good news, for me.

A friend of mine invited me to join them in Japan, February 2018. They’ll provide for the lodging, travel feels, food and all of that good stuff. The only thing I’ll be spending is buying my own plane tickets and pocket money for buying souvenirs, Aoi doujins, etc. Here lies the problem: The time.

I’ve never been to another country, let alone been to other island regions in the Philippines, so I have to acquire a lot of documents, clearances and most importantly a Japanese VISA. However, I can’t say for sure how long and how much will it cost me to get all the requirements. And honestly, I’m not sure how much money I’ll need for the trip. I estimated the tickets will cost around 25,000-35,000 Php and a few more for pocket money… Wew… That’s a lot of money to save on such short notice.

If I got the invitation early 2017, I may had enough time to save. If I fail get all of the requirements and plane tickets, I’ll try again in 2019. That is assuming my friend is planning to visit Japan again.

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs

Capricorns are always so forgetful

Back when I was a kid, I saw a movie titled The Spirit of ’76 and it was confusing maybe because I was a dumb kid who barely know anything. It was a movie of time travelers going back to the 70s and reclaim lost history or something. Anyway, there’s this one memorable scene of the time traveler talking to a woman in the 70s. The guy couldn’t answer the woman’s question and she assumed the guy forgot and replied “I bet you’re a Capricorn. Capricorns are always so forgetful.”

Since I’m a Capricorn, her statement kinda rang true for me because I am a forgetful person.

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Japan: The Pipe Dream?

It’s common knowledge right now I’m just a lowly third-worlder who earns generally fuck all (I’m not sure I qualify as a wagecuck), has no real friends, and a socially inept nerd whose city may be the next target for Islamic terrorism. Though in the end I accepted my place in society and have this “oh well” attitude when things don’t go the way I wanted. Who would’ve thought a pompous, shitposting, and a braggadocios faceless personality on the internet like meself is someone who is unspectacular in real life.

Thank god I never once posted my picture online.

Anyway…

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Photokatsu! is so damn expensive

You know, I rarely buy digital goods using real money. Back in Team Fortress 2, I bought some keys and I never bought hats (if I recall correctly) because it was kinda annoying to look at your items with a “cannot be traded” tag. Plus, they’re digital goods and these items can be found via random drops anyways. The main reason why I spent real money on keys in the first place is I need them to trade for Steam games. TF2’s trading scene was big and I was able to get games for half the price and that’s also the reason why my Steam game library is big at 270 games.

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Have I finally found it? The place where I /sorta/ belong?

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It’s a busy month so I wasn’t able to write episode reviews and to show that I’m still alive (assuming you only check my activity here), here’s a picture of my desktop without the lights. Comfy af, if you ask me.

#MAGA — Make Aoi Great Always

Anyway, if you were following me for your schadenfreude, then this post will make you laugh at me. I’m not saying I’m truly pathetic… It’s just people find amusement in my sufferings.

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