It’s been about 6 months since my last post, which I really should have finished up the post series if not for a slight snafu; well, a huge snafu actually. My backup hard drive failed on me, which meant that everything I had backed up, including photos, documents, and most notably my anime videos, were gone. Poof. I tried unsuccessfully to recover the data on my hard drive, but it turned out to be a lost cause. The shock of losing everything in that drive (all 2.5 terabytes of data) killed my motivation to blog. Plus, I’d also lost all the photos from my Japan vacation trip which left my Japan trip post series in limbo. With the catastrophic loss of this data, I decided to take a break and focus on other things. Recently, I finished a paid bioinformatics summer internship, from which I picked up a lot more useful skills and technical experience. I also picked up another new hobby, Android development, since there are a few ideas I’ve had for some time now but never had the time to learn how to develop an Android application. Some of these ideas, not surprisingly, are related to anime/manga, so there may come a time when I can publish a working app. Meanwhile, I’ve been playing around with my new PS Vita that I picked up sometime in summer (right before Sony announced their PS Vita price drop, unfortunately). I’ve been playing a few JRPG games such as Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, Black Rock Shooter The Game, and a few others that I have yet to play like Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland. These 6 months have seen me working, relaxing, learning, and playing around, so it was enough to get me to finally get back to work on my blog.
Back to my plans for this blog. I don’t use Facebook often, but it was only recently that I realized and remembered that I had uploaded my Japan trip photos to Facebook. Admittedly, the photos aren’t the originals, meaning that their quality were sub par. Even so, I’ll still use these photos to finish my trip posts at least. And now that I’m back in college, I have a lot more free time than usual which could be attributed to the fact that I’m taking online courses to make up for my credits since the courses I need to graduate are no longer offered on my campus. There are a few new blog post ideas I’ve had in mind but it’s going to take some time to get back in the groove of writing. For now, I’ll focus on finishing my Japan trip post series, so I really appreciate you all, if anyone’s still following this blog, for sticking around even if I have a bad habit of disappearing once in a while.
P.S. If you’re curious, I’m currently watching Monogatari Series Second Season, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S, Senki Zesshou Symphogear, Gen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyou – Il Sole Penetra le Illusioni, and Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya. Plus I’m also trying to catch up on some finished spring season anime as well, such as Shingeki no Kyoujin, and Red Data Girl.