…but love always remains
I would have to admit that the fourth year anniversary of Canne’s anime review blog landed on a rather low note. Many things, good and bad, happened this year which resulted in my routine anime blogging and anime blog reading getting pushed down my priority list. The fact that the actual anniversary was November 4th which was yesterday only further emphasizes on that sad fact.
Since this post is partially obligated, I will just write about things I would talk with my RL friends if I actually had any.
About recent and current season anime
I kept falling behind. Right now I am more like anime collector than anime viewer. I download anime and keep them in my extremely well-organized hard drive. When I have free time, I will find myself facing a long list of newly released episodes and I’ll spend what time I have left getting them, managing them and taking quick sneak peak at all the newly acquired anime episodes. Then I get tired, fall asleep and fail to actually watch any new episodes. (sigh) I’ll have to do something quickly to reduce my growing list of must watch anime.
About anime blogs
I read blogs about two or three times a week. I am quite happy and somewhat surprised to learn that most of my long standing anime blogger friends remain active. I would be a liar if I told you that those people did not have a part in keeping me here writing about anime. Thank you for being my inspiration, everyone!
About work and how it consumed me
Work has literally taken over my life right now. The fortuneteller said that 2011 would be a busy year for me in terms of career and the fortuneteller was right. As if the routine job plus obligatory night shifts were not enough, I am currently handling two addition research projects as well. I am a co-investigator in one project and principal investigator in another. It was very challenging but also time consuming. Plus, the first board exam is only six months away. I can see it looming in the far horizon like dark storm clouds. I seriously need to stay calm and sort things out one at the time.
About my disaster-infested life
Early this year, the earth quake frightened me for a few days. But since October, my country faces the worst flood in half a century. Luckily I am not one of the victims because I lived in the northern part of the country. My house was nearly flooded in late September because of heavy rain but thanks to the high terrain of my city, the rain water quickly moved south. And now all the water from the north and northeast has reached the central part of the country trying to go out to the ocean. The only problem is that Bangkok, the capitol city, is located exactly where the water is supposed to go out to the ocean. Today, nearly half of the metropolis is invaded by water (and also by fish, snakes, frogs, centipedes and crocodiles). You wouldn’t believe how many people have died of electrocution in their houses so far. If only flood could be as magical as in Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea.
About the future
Like everything else, anime blogging has its ups and downs. The real challenge is keeping it alive during the ‘down’ period. The pace of my blog may change according to the rhythm of my life but be assured that blogging is still one of my most important non-academic project that I intend to keep. And I’m still looking forward to the second aniblog tourney next year.
Again, I would like to thank all of my readers and fellow bloggers for your support and inspiration. I don’t know how 2012 will turn out (with all the popular end-of-the-world prophecies floating around). But I have a good feeling about it. May be it’s time to confer with the fortuneteller again.