Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I have being thinking of ways to improve the content of my blog and one way is by writing simple review. It will consists of some facts and of course my opinions. I will try to keep it short and you guys do not need elaborate stories. So for my first official "review", I will write about MSN-04 Sazabi for the Formania series.
Manufactured by Tamashii Nations, this new line of mecha displays are very detailed and the mechanisms are equally impressive. The die cast components add realism to the product too. I have no doubt this will appeal to both Gundam and Non-Gundam fans.
In fact, I was skeptic when the announcement came and even griped about the pricing. However, I suspected that its may be something special or even a substitute for those resins. And it turned out that I am not disappointed at all. I am not interested in "painted" displays since I can do a decent paint job. But I am willing to overlook that part for this line.
I bought this from HAG today and hurried home for this review. A limited edition acrylic base for your Sazabi is given with every purchase.
Box cover (front)
Box cover (rear)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Dropped by Hobby Art Gallery yesterday. I saw boxes of Formania Sazabi which had just arrived. I managed to convince Joyce to take one out for me to see and oh boy, am I excited. The quality is good in terms of the paint job. This one is certainly more impressive that the Nu Gundam.
I got myself one knowing how hot this stuff is. The Nu Gundam is currently out of stock and I have seen people selling at high prices already.
Well, she told me HAG is currently having a little offer for this one. Together with the kit, a limited edition acrylic base will be given too. Each set going for SGD 288. Of course stocks are limited.
So if you ask me, better go own one today! What are you waiting for? LOL.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Just to let you guys know I am not slacking but planning for my next project for Bandai Model Kit World Cup . I won't reveal much for now since this is meant to be a surprise. One more month and hopefully, I could come up with another good one!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
We wanted 10 October 2010. But I guess little Ashley couldn't wait to see the world.
Saturday morning. After fixing my Gundam at 5 am, I went to sleep. An hour later, I noticed my wife sitting up on bed. I immediately knew that the first contraction had came. Having slept for less than an hour, I was dis-orientated but knew what I have to do. We quickly get dressed and have one good look at my son before heading out.
Below my block, I was hoping that I could get a cab in the wee hours of the morning. The moment I stepped out of the road, this Mercedes cab appeared. Talk about a grand entrance!
Anyway, we reached the Medical Center at 0630 hours and by the time all administrative stuff were through, it was 0733 hours. Now the long wait begins...
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I bought myself the November issue of Hobby Japan and thought that I could share some pictures here. First stop, Gundam 00 - A wakening of the Trailblazer- most of the Gundams from these three installments looks pretty similar. Nevertheless, the new designs still very appeal to me. I did not get to watch the movie but I heard some mixed reviews.
GNT-0000 OO Qan[T]
Having dragoons is nothing new in the Gundam scene. Well at least this one can transformed into a saber and blaster.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Today is the 3rd anniversary of her death. I have taken leave to pray at the temple. At the void deck, I looked up at the sky, it was gloomy, overcast. It reflected my mood perfectly.
Three years. But it still feels like yesterday. The pain is still very apparent when I looked at my sister. Unwanted reality sets in. Mum is forever gone. However she has never left my mind since that fateful day. She is the first person I think of every morning when I am conscious and the last person I "see" before I sleep. I have a photo of her with me in my younger days saved in my phone and I will look at it when I am feeling down .Somehow it always relieve my pain and frustrations even if it is temporary.
(I am still in complete denial. I still miss her.)
Sometimes, I ask myself, why do I want children and then make them go through the pain when we die? It seems heartless. On the other hand, I thanked my parents for giving me a shot at life. If not for their selfless sacrifices and perseverance, I can't imagine where I will be today.
Now, it is my turn to do that. I may not be the perfect father but I will certainly try my very best for my son, Reyes and very very soon, my daughter, Ashley. Welcome to the family, my little girl :)
As I looked at her urn, I made her a promise. If she can wait, please give me time. When I fulfilled my duties as husband and father, I will join her and resume my duties as her son. That is the only thing I ask for.
It's beginning to pour outside. Could she be crying for us? Because we are....
|by Rodney Belcher|
|I feel you in the morning|
When at first I awake
Your thought is with me
With each decision I make
You'd been around forever
Since the first breath I took
Now I have to go on alone
But for love, I need not look
Cause by what you bestowed
In our short time together
Will last in my heart
Forever and ever
Although you've left
And now walk above
I'm never alone
I'm wrapped in your love
Enjoy now your long waited reward
Feel peace that your love continues on
What was taught to me, will be taught to mine
Cause you live on in me even after you've gone