Category Archives: General

A new home

In my last post, I mentioned that I’ve been occupied with other matters and here is the reason.  I have purchased my first house! ^^. It was quite an undertaking, I have to say.  In September last year I decided that I didn’t want to sign my apartment lease for yet another year when I could be paying about the same amount towards something I would actually own.  Thus I began a rushed search with only about 2 months to find a house.  After looking at way too many houses, I finally decided on a house that is a bit larger than I probably need ^^; This was mainly because it was a great deal. Not only is it two stories, but it has a basement which is not as common.  The only catch was that there was some drywall damage and it needed cleaned and painted.  Also, the basement is unfinished.  The drywall work and painting is now done (was a lot of work) and I’m leaving the basement as a future project maybe later this year (should be interesting ^^;).  Check out some photos below.

house-1Doesn’t look too bad from the outside ^^. Continue reading

Misao Kusakabe

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Long time, no figure post ^^;  I know I’ve not been posting much for the past several months yet I still refuse to admit it and just say I’m a hiatus ;)  I will continue to post but the intervals between posts may remain long for the foreseeable future.  Sorry, I know how much my rabid fanbase loves to read my lil’ old blog ;)  So anyway, this time I have an addition to the cute 1/12 scale Kagami and Tsukasa figures I reviewed way back in November 2009.  Last fall, Wave released Misao Kusakabe as a new figure in their 1/12 scale Lucky Star set.  And here she is (just a few months late ^^;) Continue reading

New FREEing 1/4 Scale Lucky Star Figures!

There is a new reason to rejoice for Lucky Star fans.  Today, FREEing started reservations for a new 1/4 scale Lucky Star figure: Yutaka Kobayakawa!  Like the previous FREEing 1/4 scale Lucky Star figures, Yutaka is dressed in a school gym uniform, only this time instead of shorts, she is wearing bloomers.  Yay! ;)

Yutaka is from one of the younger classes, maybe that’s why she gets bloomers?  She’s super cute!  I think we’ll be seeing more of the other girls coming in the future too.  Good Smile says this “The Lucky Star gym uniform series from FREEing is set to continue, this time bringing all the characters in the other classes to join their older friends!”.  Even more of the other girls to follow? :D

Yutaka will be released in October and will retail for 14,095 yen.  A bit pricey, but she is 1/4 scale.   She is available for pre-order at Amiami for 11,250 yen and Hobby Search for 11,981 yen (plus 599 points!) so you won’t have to pay the full retail price :)

Anyone going to be getting her?  I am very tempted by her moe-ness!  I already have the original 4 figures by FREEing and I’m compelled to get all the girls in the set.  Very possible get for me!

More info at Goody Smile Company’s website.

Off to Vacation!

Image by Mishiyomi Kadumi

Tomorrow I’m leaving for a week-long vacation in warmer territories ^^/

I will be back next Sunday.  I have scheduled a post to go live during the week so it won’t be completely quiet here.  See you guys later, I’m off to enjoy the sun and beach :D