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Case of Nanaki Translation Completed, Thoughts

You can now read my translation of Case of Nanaki up on my other website FFVII Novels. Before anyone criticises my translations, I'd just like to point out that I'm simply sticking to as close to the original text as possible. Despite it's been almost 4 years since Kazushige Nojima wrote the last two stories of On the Way to a Smile, his...


The New "Squiggly Bridge" in Glasgow

They finally completed and opened up the new "squiggly bridge" (it's yet to be officially named) while I was away in HK. The shape is supposed to look like that of waves. I guess the engineer never imagined it would be used as a slide when he/she designed it. Went to have a closer look and I found a lot of slide marks down the slopes in the...


Building Another PC, Problems with the XFX 8200 Mainboard

The old PC I gave to my brother broke down for some reason and since the components aren't as widely available now, he decided to build a new one with my help. Nice blue glow eh? Too bad the "bubble lights" on the Galaxy III Black case aren't the sort that really bubbles with water inside. The bubbles inside don't move at all. So the side is...


A Peek Inside the FFVII On the Way to a Smile and Beast Player Erin Novels

Looks like I didn't have to wait long for my novels after all... Look what the postman dropped off this morning. EMS is expensive but you have to admit it really is quick - Quicker than air mail. Dispatched from HMV Japan and arrives in the UK the next day. I knew FFVII On the Way to a Smile is in hardback but, I didn't know the Beast Player Erin...


FFVII On the Way to a Smile Novel Out of Stock

Decided to put in an order for the Beast Player Erin and FFVII On the Way to a Smile novels since I couldn't get them while I was in HK but, it looks like I'm going to have to wait a while because Square-Enix is currently out of print so I will probably get a second batch copy like I did with Makoto Shinkai's 5cm novel. Oh well, at least HMV Japan...


7th Heaven Spotted in Town

Phew! It's been so hot and sunny the past few days here, almost rivalling that of HK! But look what I came across while I was wandering around town - "Seventh Heaven". Never noticed it before because I hardly pass by this part of town but I immediately thought of FFVII when I saw the sign. I doubt we'll find Cloud or Tifa here though because...


Nintendo Wii Hardware and Software Mods, Going Region Free

Decided to take the plunge and add a chip to my Wii because there was a number of Japanese only games I wanted to play or just games I wanted to play in their original Kanji context such as Muramasa The Demon Blade. It was also partly because the recent DriveKey chip doesn't require any soldering. Despite saying that however, it's not easy...


Back in the UK

Got back to Glasgow seven in the morning. First thing you'll probably notice is all the greenery here as you're landing compared to in HK. Then once you get off the plane, you feel the cold biting in. I'd rather be in the heat than in the cold which appears to be what the majority of people on Everybody Votes seem to prefer too. Time to catch up...


A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part VII, The Rural Areas

Well well, time flies. It's almost time for me to return to the UK so this will probably be my last post before then. If the urban surroundings of the "concrete forest" (as Hong Kong people refer to the high rise building surroundings) or tourist attractions don't tempt you, you could always visit the rural areas where the shops are a...


A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part VI, Tsim Sha Tsui

I carried the same mini tripod I used at The Peak so the pictures are fairly sharp but it's hard capturing the shapes of all the bright neon light signs. Making my way to the harbour. Lots of roadblocks set up so you have to use the underground subways. Night shots of this place are aplenty so again I thought I'd go for some daytime shots too...