Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Fashion Show - Episode 12 (End of Season One)

I am happy Anna won, but I wish James Paul won. Loved his work but Anna's collection is more sellable. But I didn't really like Daniella's collection as much as the others...Too bad for James Paul!! I so wanted him to win, loved his collection soooo much. But I guess America isn't ready for it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fuyumi Souryo - Mars

Mars - Fuyumi Souryo

Kira hates men and stays away from people, spending her alone time in her art. Rei loves to ride on his motorcycle and women. The two may be different but a meeting at the park and Kira's drawing of a mother and child brings them closer.


Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7
Volume 8
Volume 9
Volume 10
Volume 11
Volume 12
Volume 13
Volume 14
Volume 15 (end)

I have no idea why I didn't read it before. The art is nice with a great story behind it. Love psychological mangas. Oh well. Oh, and they made a 20 episode Taiwanese drama from it.

So sadddddd

Like I said, I am soooo freaking sad!!! died!!!!

Mangadownload was a great project, I met a lot of people and made many friends, but as all good things, it has to end. MD is out of funding and is being shut down. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there willing to donate more money to keep this site online, but I don't have the time to keep working on it to the extent that is needed. I would feel bad about spending your money on server costs when I don't put enough effort into the site.

Forums will stay open for now, until I figure out what to do with them

It was fun :) Thanks for all your help and effort

It's soooo saddd. Cuz when when mangatraders don't have something they have it and stuff like that...boooo! I was looking for Mars, because after so long I decided to read it...And I found it afterwords but it took forever to get to the right places.

Kaqesaki Yuna -Karin

Chibi Vampire/Cheeky Vampire/Karin - Kaqesaki Yuna

I started reading this manga a long time ago, but it wasn't finished then. I finally get to see how it ends!!!

Ok, so this manga is about vampires. Karin is however, very different from normal vampires, where she produces too much blood rather than sucking blood from her victim. What's worse is that now every time she sees her classmate, it rises her blood count!

The art is pretty cute and the story is far, I'm like at volume 8...anyway time to finish it!

omg I just finished it and it was such a great manga!!! It was such a prefect ending but it felt kinda sad. The love from family...made me cry

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nail Care

I am a very lazy person, that would so be my sin, sloth. Yep...So I don't really take great care of myself, I mean I don't smell bad or don't brush my teeth. I just don't like to take the time to eat or so the extra things like facials and stuff. They take forever and its a really big hassle (for me anyway, so people enjoy doing things like that but I would rather spend my time reading...I know total nerd, boo hoo).

But my nails are really starting to bother me, and well I am older now...a little and appearances mean a lot more now then when I was a little kid. So I did a little bit of nail care research...

Your nails are made of keratin, a hard protein that helps in protecting the ends of our little fingers and toes. Nails grow at a rate of 3mm/month and your nails condition can be used as a diagnostic tool.

Things nails need:

-Water, they like your skin also get dehydrated! When dehydrated nails tend to be weak, splitting, and fragile

-Vitamin B, when it is low it makes your nails fragile and brittle

-Essential fatty acids, such as Omega 3 makes your nails stronger.

-Zinc, low intake causes white spots. It helps with the absorption of minerals and enzymes.

-Calcium, your nails contain it so you need it, but OD on it and it can give you white calcium deposits on your nails.

-Vitamin H/Biotin, is needed for cell growth and production of fatty acids. Strengthens your nails and the ends don't split.

-Vitamin A, low intake will cause dry and brittle nails. It also helps in processing protein.

-Vitamin C, low intake causes hangnail/agnail which is a torn piece of skin near the fingernail or toenail. (I get these a lot)

-Vitamin D, helps with calcium absorption.

-Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that protects vitamin A and essential fatty acids from oxidation and prevents the breakdown of body tissues. However vitamin E molecules are too large to inter the surface layer of the skin or the nail. However when combined with jojoba which has a tiny molecular structure, it can enter the nails and draw the vitamin E into the nail and skin.

-Jojoba, its oil is great for moisturizing the skin and nails.

And tips...?

Eating habits are very important for healthy nails. Drink lots of water, eat healthy, avoid alcohol, saturated fats and fried foods, etc...Also keep your nails short and don't cut your cuticles.

Smoking, hair dyes and tints can discolor nails. Healthy nails should be pink to dark red.

Artificial nails can cause an allergy reaction, destroy your nail underneath, and the chemicals and glue used may be dangerous to your body when it is absorbed through the damaged nail and nail bed. Also it can contribute to the development of fungal infection.

A lot of people like to keep their nails long for fashion, however short nails are healthier. If your nails are long then they can be used to carry germs and bacteria which can harm our bodies. Also keeping your nails short can keep your nails out of harms way. Since nails are used as a counter force when we touch things if they are longer and "hit" something it can hurt a lot.

Try not to color your nails, chemicals in it can harm your nails. Nevertheless as a fellow female I understand that it is more fashionable. Therefore if you do color your nails be careful with the frequency you use your nail polish remover because it takes out all the oils off your nail. Moisturize your nails after you remove the nail polish.

The Fashion Show - Episode 11

Oh! Can't wait to see their collections!!!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Fashion Show - Episode 10

I thought it would be James-Paul's easy disappointed with his work. Loved Merlin's also and Anna's was really good. I thought Anna should have won...o well...

Johnny is an ass...but Anna should have helped him with the dress more.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

RYU Geum Chel - Ares

Ares - RYU Geum Chel

I'm like going through the whole list at MangaTraders...yea...I kinda want to read everything from there, through with the whole community uploading new manga everyday I don't think I can get through the whole list, which is a pretty good thing though...

This Manga is a Manhwa, NOT A MANGA.

Ares enters a guild of mercenaries and meets new friends, Michael, and Baroona. I don't want to explain their past here because then it won't be as fun to that's all I will be telling you...They are all runing towards something and away from something. I'm not done with the series but so far it has kept my interests. War, princes, slaves and venagence for one's only master/father like figure...

The style is pretty rough and simple, but it's still pretty good. And the story is great too, not just all about adventures, there are stuff on politics and war.

Sleep Over

Currently over at my God-Father's house. My god-sisters are sooooo cute!!! The younger one is more like my sister and the older one is more like me, but they are both just soooo adorable!! Too freaking cute. When we went shopping at Staples they were holding my hand and dragging me everywhere to play, it was so much fun. It reminded me of the times I had to watch over my little sister and brother. They aren't that cute anymore, they call me by my name rather than call my sister. My god-sisters don't call me by name and so it makes me feel sisterly? much fun, and they are girly too, so their room is like princessy and pink. I love it so much, when I have a little girl the room will pretty much be like that, but with more ruffles and lace. I feel bad for my little girls if they turn up being the tom boyish kind...aww so cute

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ryoji Minagawa - Project Arms

From Manga Traders
Ryo Takatsuki, a normal high-school student, does not realize that he was implanted with nanomachines to replace his severed arm, not until the implant begins to awaken to form a weapon called ARMS. After meeting his fellow comrades who also possess similar ARMS, he starts on a journey to fight Egrigori, the organization who has used him as a guinea pig and is now out to recapture him and his friends. Along the way he makes new allies and enemies, and must also come to terms with the being inside of him.
Great manga, and then after you think its over it the next chapter begins! The art work isn't really to my taste because the characters aren't all eye candy, but story wise this is really good. I love to watch their development plus also the manga is very romantic in style and echos Frankenstein but more modern. It is really never know this could be happening right now...yep...Anyway I also liked how the tied in the story Alice in Wonderland, which is one of my favorite books. That guy was so high on crack...wish I could be Alice and go on her adventures. Which also remind me that next year? a new Alice in Wonderland will be out with Johnny Depp as the Mad hatter, which is my fav character hehehe ^^ and directed by Tim Burton!!! I love all his moviessssss!

Then when I was looking for pictures I found this video. Really kool, the bunny looks like a Pokemon tho...

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I hate bugs. Butterflies are really pretty but I am still scared of them. The wings are just so lovely but the legs. EWWW. I mean bugs are really pretty...but I am just so scared of them for some reason. I blame my mom, because when I was younger I wasn't afraid of bugs. But then when I came back to New York to live with my parents, I think I learned the fear from her. She is really scared of bugs.

Anyway, the reason I am bringing this up is that I found that bugs somehow always get into my soups. I ate a fly once...You know...they are really chewy? got mixed in with my banana...gross. So I went to drink soup my mom made yesterday...and guess what...a fly...Last time it was ants so I didn't drink it but she put in a lot of work into the soup...So once again I am drinking bug soup...ew...

And Rabbit Doubt was awsum! Love that manga sooooo much!!!! I was scared the whole time, even when I was rereading the parts. Soooo scaryyyy!! My sister kept getting pissed off because I would squeak...yes like a little mouse...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Yoshiki Tonogai - Rabbit Doubt

OMGGG!! When I was fixing the Liar Game post I thought about Rabbit Doubt, a manga I read awhile ago but wasn't completely scanlated. So I went to check it out just now and it's completely done!!! YAY!! So after posting about I will read it...So's night time ='''(

Anyway the manga revolves around a game that is called Rabbit Doubt, where all the players are rabbits and one person is picked as a wolf disguised as a rabbit. They have to find who is the wolf before they are all killed because in each round a rabbit will be killed by the wolf in disguise. Some players wanted to met in person but then they were kidnapped and woke up in a weird place?! One of the players made the game real! WHO IS THE WOLF NOW?? They must find out soon before they are all dead!!

The bunnies are soooo cute!!!! Reminds me of Happy Tree Friends!!

Shinobu Kaitani - Liar Game

Liar Game by Shinobu Kaitani

From Null:
Congratulations! You are one of the 1 in 100,000 people who has been entered in the amazing LIAR GAME TOURNAMENT!

Along with the postcard there are 100 million yen in notes. That's the beginning of the Liar Game. When the game ends, in 30 days, you will have to return your 100 million. If your opponent steals them, he can keep them as a prize, and you will have a debt of 100 million...
I am so in love with this one. Its not the usual stuff where most people can think of an make. Its a lot of brain twisters, which reminds me of deathnote which I just loveeee so much. I loved Light until he begged for his life.

Hiroya Oku - Gantz

Gantz by Hiroya Oku

From Mangaupdates
Somewhere in Tokyo, there is a room. In that room is a black sphere. Periodically, people who should otherwise have died are transferred to the room. There, the sphere gives them special suits and weapons, and sends them out on a mission to kill aliens here on Earth. While these missions take place, the rest of the world is largely oblivious to them. These missions are lethal--few participants survive them. The sphere calls the shots, and it's not the slightest bit nice. Its name... Gantz.
This is the crazyest shit I have ever read-well maybe not so true...but still this is pretty like woah WTF! But it is awsum, but now I'm thinking WTF because it started out with aliens and now its like nuclear war? So I'm confused...THIS MANGA IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED! VERY GRAPHICAL SEX AND VIOLENCE WARNING!!!! But I love and and am waiting to see what happens next *smiles sweetly*

Tachibana Higuchi - Gakuen Alice

Gakuen Alice by Tachibana Higuchi

From Tokyopop:
Young Mikan runs away to Tokyo to follow her best friend, Hotaru, who has been enrolled in an exclusive, secretive private school for geniuses. But it turns out that Alice Academy is a lot more than meets the eye. If Mikan wants to stay by Hotaru's side, she has to both pass the strange "entrance exam" and face the even greater challenge of befriending her very odd new classmates. Whether it's Hotaru's gift for inventing gadgets, the cranky Natsume's fire-casting ability, or Professor Narumi's control of human pheromones, everyone at the school has some sort of special talent. But what ability, if any, does Mikan possess? Mikan is going to have to rely on her courage and spunk if she's going to stay in school, or even stay alive!
When I saw the picture they had on mangaupdates, I thought it looked stupid artwise and thought it would be one of those kiddy girly things. But it isn't like that and its pretty kool.

Nicky Lee - The One

It's a Manhua not Manga but I don't want another it's a manga ok?!

The fashion industry is beautiful and Cane Lele was born right into the middle of it. Her parents where both models until they died in a plane crash. Now living with her grandmother, she finally decides to enter the modeling field after years of persuasion by her aunt who is a fashion agent. She had fallen for a black and white photo of Angus Lanson and wanted to be in the same industry. However during a photo shoot her grandmother dies and gaining courage from Angus's brother they begin to be of importance to each other. Meeting up again in New York, where will all this lead?

I saw this manga a loooooong time ago, but never when to read it. I had no idea why...But one day I was really bored and decided to read it...and OMG it was amazing. I loved the art, so pretty! And the clothes are really nice too. And the story reminds me of Skip Beat they are pretty different, in a good way of course! I love her character, so strong...and sometimes childish...Plus I love Eros Lanson...what a happy bum...hehehe

Aya Nakahara - Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex/Love Com/Rabu Kon/Lovely Complex Plus - Aya Nakahara

Most girls like guys who are taller than they are and most guys look for girls that are shorter than they are. Well this a problem for Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Otani. Even though they like the same things, react the same way and the compatibility machine told them they are 100% compatible for each other, Risa is 172 cm (5'7") and Atsushi is 156 cm (5'1"). They always make fun of each other for their height complex and what do they do with the feelings that are growing for each other?!

A funny and cute manga. Risa and Atsushi make a cute couple and she is not annoying. I have romantic mangas and the main character is some little ittle girlie girl. Pisses me off, she is a normal girl and even though Atsushi is short, he can be really manly. So it's a different kind of romance manga. Very refreshing.

Takashi Hashiguchi - Yakitate!! Japan

Azuma Kazuma hopes to make the bread that will be able to represent Japan. He use to hate bread and though that as a Japanese one should only eat rice, but fell in love with bread once he had a taste. To convince his grandfather to eat bread he was taught that with the right ingredients he could make bread go with any kind of meal. This is his jonery to make JAPAN (pan is japan...get it?)

This was actually the first manga I ever read. I was 12? or 11? Either way I loved this manga and since I didn't have my own coputer back then I had to beg this big brother to let me read it on his...well he got me addicted to it, and there was another manga I was reading...but I kinda forgot the name...Anyway it's all about making bread, and you can learn a lot of stuff from the manga, like the history of bread. It was really good in the beginning but it started to get really stupid later on. In the begnning it was kinda believe able to an extend but then we have people dieing and coming back to life (which I was ok with), people going back in time to save their parent (which I was also ok with), and people turning into dams and turtles (which I thought was just plain stupid...). So I kinda stopped reading it for awhile, but I will still finish it when it is complete but I will never read it again because it got so bad...But it gave me lots of laughs so its still really good^^

FUJISAKI Masato - Wild Life

Wild Life - Masato Fujisaki

Iwashiro Tesshou was a useless person who did nothing worth mentioning but had a special skill of having a perfect sense of hearing. One day he saved a dog and began to care for it and found that it had an illness. From then he found his love for life and animals and became a vet.

Currently incomplete but it is pretty good so far. He is someone who is not just book smart and has the passion for his job, making it entertaining to read.

KUBO Tite - Bleach

I'm really bored right now...So I decided to write reviews about all the manga's I've read so far...This will take forever...So until I have something better to we go

Bleach - Tite Kubo

Looks so cool hehehe

Seeing spirits are kinda kool. But it can get awhile to get use to, and for Ichigo Kurosaki who has been able to see them his whole life is normal. He meets a shinigami named Rukia Kuchiki who came from soul society to deal with negative spirits called hallows. Hallows eat things with high spirit concentrations. Rukia gets injured and he barrows her power to protect his family and saves them. However he accidentally drained her powers and his life as a shinigami begins!

It isn't complete yet and it gets better as time passes. I can't wait for the rest of the manga!! And there is lots of fighting ^^

Haruto Umezawa - Bremen

Bremen/Buraidan Bureemen/The uninvited guys of Bremen - Haruto Umezawa

It starts with the meeting between Romio Kasugi and Hino Reijii. Reijii is running away from home so that he can play in a new band. Kasugi is heading towards being at the "top"
of something (he didn't pick what yet though...). They become friends, met their dummer Hayama Ryo and brass Fujii Ran and form a band. Each character has their own issuses and they go through them with the help of each other in search of their freedom.

This is a really quick read, only 9 volumes. It is sorta like Beck...Yea...but then there was a really weird thing with mind control through music? It was weird and kinda off...but it suits Kasugi, makes him kooler. But I felt that the end was kinda rushed, other wise it is really good.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

MATSUEI Yuusei - Demonic Detective Nougami Neuro

It starts when Yako's father dies and the demon Neuro arrived to the surface. He is a demon that eats "puzzles", or mysteries. He takes Yako as his doll and uses her to get more meals while searching for the "ultimate" puzzle. It is like Detective Conan but the art style is more refined and has more of a plot...? I like this manga better because it involves the character's more and the cases are part of a bigger picture. Where in Detective Conan the characters do not develop as much but the cases are more complex. It gets more bloody as the manga progresses.

I really like this manga, even though I was reading it all at one time I never got sick of it. When I tried to read DC I would start to get bored because it's always they go somewhere and there happens to be a case. Rinse and repeat, but this manga goes I guess I prefer the plot and pace of this manga. Plus I got attached to the characters and cried a little...

Friday, July 3, 2009


Little siblings are really annoying. They eat in your room, don't clean up and then you have to deal with the freaking worms on your carpet. They don't listen to reason and they just won't shut up!! GRRR!! It's like their reason for being born, to annoy people. I mean some people can get their siblings to do things for them and they can bully them, but in my family it is the total opposite.
My little brother kept singing songs in "his" language and copying everything I ever said. So I told him it would be cool if we found some artifacts in the backyard. (There was this one time were we where digging in the backyard and found a sliver coin from 1886 I think? Plus when we had chicks, two of them was found dead in freshly dug holes in the backyard by my dog. The third one is still missing, we haven't found the body yet. So I told him to go and look for it. Yea...he really went outside to start digging the hole.

Yea but my mom was afraid that the cat (Andy) or the dog (Queena) would fall in, so he had to re-cover the hole. We didn't find anything though...But he had fun and stopped bothering us for awhile...5 hours...a new record -.-

The Fashion Show - Episode 9

I am so glad they didn't take James-Paul out. I hated his outfit was really bad, but he has been my favorite designer so far because he is innovative. The problem is that he has not been able to communicate his ideas to the people.
I was really sad to see Merlin go, he is a great designer...most of the time. And this time, I really loved his outfit. The color was great, I really love the yellow and gray with the green trims. Also the jacket was great. I would definitely buy that, I really loved all the details to it and the pants looked great. It looks very comfortable and sporty with some detail. However I hated the top, it was really boring.
We all know that Daniella is a bitch. Her top was like her wining jacket and I didn't really like the skirt she did. Double ewwww! Plus also Johnny is an ass plus his outfit sucked big time. I would never ever ever wear that and I like to wear really weird things. His top looked ok, but boringggggg. Now the bottom...omg I want to kill myself!! The color was gross and the basket thing over the skirt?! WTF! It was the worse over all, so I have no idea why he was safe.
Oh, and we all loved Anna's outfit, it was really the best. She is doing so good right now. Even though I am cheering for James-Paul, her skirt really described her card and the design was unique and fun and wearable.