At last, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel as the job search comes to an end.
As mentioned earlier, I have finished my master’s degree last year and graduated last winter. Since then, I have been looking for a job, which is probably one of the most difficult things for a recent college graduate to do, especially for someone who doesn’t have any work experience. I have been in a tough position since I didn’t have any job experience and I couldn’t get an internship. As a result, I got several rejection and not referred for an interview letters and course it made me upset to the point where I felt like Shizuka from Shirobako who couldn’t get a voice-acting role because a lack of experience.
However, I got really lucky since I applied for a recent graduate position (computer related) through the Pathways Program in the Federal Government and managed to pass the interview since I got a tentative job offer just recently (I will get an actual one once the background checks are done and get cleared). I am grateful to land in a position and get my foot in the door, even if I have to move to Pennsylvania. While it took some time, it just shows that you have to keep trying no matter how difficult it is. Like Shizuka, I eventually got a job related to what I wanted to do.
So, what does this mean for this blog? Although I will have slightly less free time since I have to work during the weekdays, I will likely be able to post at the same rate. When I begin to move, I will have to schedule some posts in advance to avoid a hiatus since I have to get Internet installed at the new place. Afterwards, things should go back to normal.
As for covering other games or buying anime merchandise, it really depends on the budget considering that I have to pay for living expenses and start paying off my student loans. Aside from importing more games, I might try to buy a few Anime figures to put on my bookshelf. Regardless, I will be continuing my Japanese self study, even if I am working and probably plan on studying for the JLPT in the near future.
Aside from that, I will write a formal post announcing the move in the near future, which will probably happen during the summer.
With that out of the way, it’s time to focus on the impressions.
Nisekoi: – Episode 6
Sadly, Haru’s introduction has to wait until next week since it’s Valentines Day. I’m surprised that Raku haven’t received a single piece of chocolate whatsoever since he has four girls in his harem. Yep, he got really lucky since he receives one from Tsugumi, who seems to be blushing red and later, Marika, Kosaki and Chitoge.
Still, it’s sad to see Kosaki get upset and giving up so easily over breaking the chocolate that she wanted to give him. While it’s surprising to see her tell Chitoge that she likes Raku, it was nice to see them help each other with making chocolates for him. I guess Raku has to return the favor and give chocolates for all the girls in his harem for White Day.
As always, I’m impressed by Marika’s dedication for him since she made a huge chocolate statue for him. It’s just hilarious to see her chase after him while rolling the chocolate statue towards him. Too bad it broke into pieces in the end, but at least he ate it all.
DanMachi – Episode 6
As expected from the last episode, Lilly is the focus of this episode as she tricks Bell into going to the 10th floor and steal his equipment, thus leaving him helpless against a horde of strong monsters. While some viewers doesn’t seem to like what she did to him, I can’t blame her considering the position she was in. Her parents were poor and they tried to become adventurers make money. Sadly, they died in the dungeons and Lilly basically became a slave and she was treated poorly. She tried to disguise herself to live a new life, but unfortunately those thugs ruined it. Because of that, she stole weapons (to sell) and money from various adventurers, which she grown to despise in order to buy her freedom.
I can understand why people would be mad at Lilly for the fact that she took advantage of Bell’s kindness and betrayed him. If I were in his shoes, I wouldn’t trust her. However, after learning about the difficulties she went through, most people would probably do the same for the sake of survival, even if it’s not ethical. Sure, she got the punishment she deserved in the end with the thugs doing the same thing she did to Bell, she was lucky that Bell saved her in the end. From this experience, I think that she learned a valuable lesson the hard way that not all adventurers are bad and that bad deeds will eventually come to bite you in the end.
Aside from that, I wonder if Bell will gain enough courage to talk to Aiz, who is the focus in the next episode. We’ll see.
Last Week’s Anime Power Rankings
- Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works
- Hibike! Euphonium