I think it will be a given now that every month will be kind of hectic and busy in its own way. January was a super-cold month for me. Except for two hangouts, I was completely out of commission outside of going to work and going home. On the plus side, I did get to play a lot of online multiplayer of Call of Duty: Ghosts with my sister and a co-worker buddy.
By the way, Happy Lunar New Year! Depending on how the weekend goes, I may or may not do my weekly blog on Sunday.
OUTINGS/EVENTS IN JANUARY:- Celebrated a team-mate's birthday.
- Stayed over at my sister's place.
- Hung out with friends x2.
EXPOSURES:- (restaurant) PHILTHY MCNASTY'S -- This place was okay. Nothing special.
- (beer) APRICOT BEER -- The first swig was bitter! It tasted just like any other kind of beer. A couple more sips and the apricot taste came through. Then it was yummy.
FINISHED...WATCHING:- (Anime): VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU -- This series doesn't care about happy endings or making you feel good or fuzzy or anything like it -- it's all about destiny and whatever happens from that, happens. I know this is a pretty old series, but I find that uncaring attitude really refreshing. I hate the last couple of episodes, though.
- (Anime): POLYPHONICA -- I like the idea of this world very much. But then again, I tend to like music in many forms.
- (Anime): DUSK MAIDEN OF AMNESIA -- Loved it. I'm going to review it someday!
- (Anime): AIR: TV SERIES -- I think was too hyped up about the visual novel's greatness. While I found many aspects of it relatable and I really enjoyed the old storyline, it was a big letdown.
- (Anime Movie): THE GARDEN OF WORDS -- I have watched almost all of Makoto Shinkai's works to date (have not watched Children who Chase Lost Voices). I think this latest one is Shinkai's strongest piece. The animation and backgrounds are so beautiful, and the message behind it is really relatable. I can definitely relate.
- (Anime OVA): BLACK LAGOON: ROBERTA'S BLOOD TRAIL -- It was okay. I'm glad to see some questions from the first series answered here, but I don't know. I don't think this story was all that necessary. This seems like it was made just for the *cough*guy*cough* fans.
- (Anime OVA): AIR IN SUMMER -- It was okay.
PLAYING:- (PS2): SHADOW HEARTS -- Finally! I knew I only had about two more hours to beating this game. I just kept getting sidetracked. I don't know if I would ever replay it, but it was an enjoyable experience.
- (PS4): CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS -- Even though I'm still playing it, I'm going to consider it beaten since I prestiged one of my squad members.
READING:- Nothing this month.
CURRENTLY... PLAYING (NOT ALL AT ONCE):- (PS4): RESOGUN
- (PS3): BORDERLANDS 2
- (DS): LEGACY OF YS: BOOK I & II
- (3DS): SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI IV
- (3DS): MARIO'S PICROSS
- (PSP): PERSONA
- (PSP): CRUSH
- (Wii): FORTUNE STREET
- (PS2): ATELIER IRIS 2
- (PC): UNEPIC
- (PC): KING'S BOUNTY: THE LEGEND
WATCHING:- (TV Show): THE WALKING DEAD (Season 3)
- (Anime): YU YU HAKUSHO (don't remember)
- (Anime): SHAKUGAN NO SHANA (don't remember)
- (Anime): DRAGON BALL (Season 3 -- Episode 65)
- (Anime): K-ON! (Episode 1)
READING:- (Manga): JUDGE by Yoshiki Tonogai
- (Manga): MIDNIGHT SECRETARY by Tomu Ohmi (Volume 4)
That's it for January. I took a look at my photo gallery this month and all I found were the photos I took at the Apricot Tree. So here's another photo from there, plus a random Youtube video:
The Apricot Beer I had at The Apricot Tree.
"Kokoro no Senritsu" from the anime Tari Tari.
This version is performed by Animenz Piano sheets.
It's a very pretty song.
Thanks for reading! As always, feel free to comment or ask about any of my experiences / exposures (though I barely had any this month). Have a good weekend! :)