August 30th, 2005



The new Hayashibara Megumi collection (an unbelievably lucky purchase from last week's manga festival in Taipei) got me thinking about Ching-shih. I owe so much to that guy, and he probably doesn't even know it. How do you possibly thank the man who led you to Jesus? I should probably send him an email or something. See how that not-monastery is going.

Haven't heard of Hayashibara Megumi? Yes you have, though you might not be aware of it. Hayashibara Megumi has done voicework for virtually every '90s anime series imaginable, and has performed countless opening and ending songs. She may be pushing 40, but she still rocks. One of the only three or four musicians Ching-shih would listen to, as he grew up watching anime on television and the music was comfortingly familiar to him.

Reminds me--I never posted pictures of aforementioned manga festival, did I? Heh. I really should start a Flickr account or something--I take so many pictures intending to put them here, then always find I don't have enough webspace.
  • Current Music
    Hayashibara Megumi - don't be discouraged

nice weather we're having, eh

Strength 11 typhoon in Taiwan, strength 12 hurricane in Lousiana. The latter apparently originated near Singapore, starting small and gradually building up as it crossed the Pacific. Lots of people dying in New Orleans (good God, nobody told me people still die from hurricanes)--thankfully much fewer dying over here. The one over here will pass before my flight leaves on Saturday, but it's still unsettling. First major earthquakes in Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey, then the cataclysmic tsunami around much of Africa and South Asia, then strings of killer cyclones in the Atlantic and the Pacific.

It's the ennnnd of the worrrrld as we know it, and I feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.
  • Current Music
    R.E.M. - End of the World