Sorry, got distracted from this series of posts with the new season… For those who have forgotten, I was continuing from my trip to Hong Kong.
After Hong Kong I flew to Taiwan and met the friend I’d be spending the rest of the trip with in the airport. I’d been to Taiwan before two years ago, but he never had. Originally I had no intention of planning to go to Taiwan on this trip, but some of my friends from Taiwan invited me so I figured why not.
We got there late so we took a taxi to the hotel and went to sleep.
On the first morning, we took a bus to the National Palace Museum. I’d gone there last time but it had been closed for some reason so we’d had to go to the Aborigines museum instead. The National Palace Museum is essentially all the artifacts the Nationalists looted from the mainland as they fled. A lot of pots and calligraphy which I couldn’t read and couldn’t really appreciate. The museum was filled with obnoxious mainlander tourists. Seriously, they were obnoxious. Continue reading Draggle’s Asian Journey Part II: Taiwan
Already doing Psycho Pass and Sword Art Online. What else should I pick up?
I received an excellent question on ask.fm today. (FYI, I have an ask.fm, feel free to ask me questions anonymously. Usually people ask me dumb shit about tickling so don’t feel bad about asking something stupid, it’s not like it’s possible to lower the level of discourse.) I ran out of space to answer this one great question I received on ask.fm so I am answering it here.
Question: How can we go about getting better at understanding the themes and ideas anime or anything else can offer? I read your blog, and you’re really good with this analysis stuff.
Why, thank you! *blushes*
The answer is bible study. Bible study is the best way to better understand the themes and ideas anime can offer.
Yes, I realize this may sound ridiculous at first glance. And I admit that my perspective is probably unusual as far as anime bloggers go. But hear me out. Continue reading How to Understand Anime (Or Anything Else): Bible Study
I promised I’d write a post about my trip this summer. That was two months ago, but better late than never. Not anime, but I went to Japan, so I figured people might be interested.
The reason I went on this trip in the first place is because I had to present at a robotics conference in Hong Kong. I had just graduated and was taking a vacation for the summer, so I figured, since I was already over there, why not see Asia?
Anyway, I went to the conference, saw a bunch of friends from all over the world, gave my presentation. My presentation kind of sucked because I was distracted by these two guys who came in, sat right in front of me, and proceeded to talk over me for the first five minutes of the presentation. Threw me off. Oh well.
Then I skipped most of the rest of the conference to see Hong Kong! I had dim sum everyday, obviously. I love dim sum.
The first day, we went to this 5-star Michelin rated restaurant. The cheapest 5-star Michelin rated restaurant in the world, I believe. The barbecue pork buns (shown above) were to die for. Seriously, hands down some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. Continue reading Draggle’s Asian Journey Part I — Hong Kong