Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Three Little Bastards Darling Furkids

Wish I had a better pic, we have not successfully gotten all 3 to look at the camera, ever. Best is 2 out of 3. But I like this picture. =D

I have some comics in store, but a few involves the little buggers parasiting the house so this will be a simple introductory post for the three furry kiddies we share our home with. We'll start with the order they came in to the house.

Breed : Pembroke Welsh Corgi
D.O.B : 13th April 2009
Gender : Female (spayed)
Characteristics :
- Is a bimbo. Large chest, sexy walk, cute butt, low intelligence (despite her breed supposedly is the 11th easiest dog to train >_>). Well I guess there will always be not-so-smart ones... she's one of them unfortunate doggie souls.
- Dojikko. She bumps her head often. I hope that's not why her intelligence stat is low (*A*)
- Loves human feet. They aromatic and tasty.
- Scared of EVERYTHING pointed in her direction (except human fingers and feet). She even runs from a picture book we were showing her.
- Shows an angry face when approached by other dogs, but is actually an act and she can not fight at all. Hopes to scare away other dogs (usually fails, so in the end Hazel will run)
- Doesn't like to be carried/hugged/belly-up.

We got her at the Midvalley Pets World event in 2009. Husband always wanted a dog, and we both love Corgis, so we caved. I LOVE her fluffy neck. Oh and that walk. Her sexy walk. XD She's toilet trained, but will still pee on the feet wiping cloth in front of our bathroom, so be careful when you visit us.

Breed : Yorkshire Terrier mix
D.O.B : 9th June 2009
Gender : Female (to be spayed)
Characteristics :
- Spunky. GAR. She challenges dogs larger than herself, jumps off places 5 times her height, approaches random strangers without suspicion... basically she's got balls. Balls made of steel.
- Loves the human face. If you're within attack range, expect some heavy dog tongue action.
- Possessive. If you're giving attention to any of the other pets, SHE WANTS SOME TOO. She'll wedge herself between you and the other pet. Even if the human isn't us. She just loves us humans.
- Excellent jumper. Even our bed is not safe.
- Is more intelligent than Hazel. She trolls Hazel pretty often, and Hazel falls for it. EVERY TIME.
- Even though she challenges Hazel and Shio, she's the lousiest in fights. But damn she's got high stamina. The cat usually gives up even though she's actually better at fighting.

Kuri is Japanese for chestnut. We wanted to keep a tradition for our dogs to be named after nuts, but "Chestnut/Chester" was too masculine. We adopted her from someone else as a friend for lonely Hazel. The first thing she did home was to try and boss Hazel around. She's currently a little on the plump side because Hazel for some reason wouldn't eat until Kuri does. But if it's treats/tasty rare occasion food then Hazel no give face la. 99.8% toilet trained.

Breed : Chapalang/Mongrel
D.O.B : ??? estimated May 2009
Gender : Female (to be spayed)
Characteristics :
- Likes affection. This is the first cat I have that loves to sit on our laps/chest. She demands attention on a daily basis.
- Chatty. She has a very large plethora of meows. Our personal favourite is "Nyap". Sounds like she's trying to bark. XD "You gonna get nyapped" is the house meme meaning the cat's gonna get'cha.
- Excellent climber. Not like climbing trees, I've seen her climb window grills like humans climb a ladder.
- Loves to go inside plastic bags and under blankets.
- Will attack unsuspecting human feet as they walk by.

Eric's a dog person, I'm a cat person. I really wanted a cat. I first met this cat downstairs at our condo. She's not afraid of humans, and seems like she was abandoned recently. She had a lot of wounds though, possibly from other neighborhood cats. At first we didn't intend to take her in, but we agreed that if we see her a second time we would, and we did. We wanted to name her after her color, Vanilla was one option but I knew I would be really emo when she dies later in life and I LOVE the vanilla flavour so I didn't want to make that connection. Oreo was too masculine. In the end Shio (which is Japanese for salt) was decided because well, "Salt" seems really wrong as a name. All future pet cats will now be named after spices.

And there you have it folks! Will get a comic up in a few days, work's kinda catching up.

Monday, January 18, 2010

To Aru Otome no Yume (A Certain Maiden's Dream)

Otome la konon. XD

About this time last week (8th-10th January 2010) KL had it's first (?) chocolate fair in Midvalley. Once again our heroine (and the unfortunate husband) kena con.

Dreams crushed. Zetsubou shita!!!

Okay la the giant chocolate fountain is impossible. XD

I had the impression that the chocolate fair was going to be a slightly more "posh" event with lots of international chocolate makers, and I was really disappointed with the available products. The imported ones are mostly the same as those we can already find in supermarkets here. Not to say I'm against local chocolates, but I was hoping to taste chocolate not available in Malaysia by other means than this fair. A lot of booths don't even have samples for tasting.

The hall was not decorated, the whole event looks "cincai". They also only took one hall (wedding expo took the other and the outside stage area). Overall the size was really small.

Eric was questioning why does a fruit juice stall exist in a chocolate fair. I bought a cup of orange/starfruit juice from them btw, and it was really BAD. It was diluted and mixed with sugar water.

The event was free entry. If you'd ask me, I would rather pay a small fee and have better chocolates there than free entry with not much products.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kenny Roger's Red Day

So Kenny Rogers had this promo where if you show up wearing red and order a quarter meal, you get a second quarter meal free! How could a penniless artist resist such temptation? =D So off I went, dragging the husband along to Jusco Setiawangsa (because this silly girl thought that Kenny Rogers would have less traffic, Setapak's one should have even less traffic but she wanted to shop after eating)...

In the end we had Pizza Hut.

Oh here's my horrible Frankensteined photo of the queue (this picture is cropped incase people doesn't know, click for full view of the image):

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Apple With Avatar

Before you read : MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!

Ah Ferngully Dances With Wolves Pocahontas Avatar, so many different reactions to this movie from different people. I have friends who cried watching it, who critiqued every scientific fault, who was so dazzled by the glowy-ness, awed by the soundtrack, and some watched it more than twice. I think it's not that bad but not that great, as it is after all a cliche story, with cliche characters (including a tsundere heroine) but I do so love the soundtrack. But this movie also pisses me off at places, and one part made me want to flip a table and slap someone. It's not about the transmision from HQ going through that magnetic flux and not get interference, let alone went through that flux, it's not about the ridiculous spinning lizard (which I find amusing btw), it's not about the lack of variety of fauna.. it's this particular scene (with a dash of exaggeration):

So... Jake returns on a bigger flying mount, and she's all goody goody with him again? The loss of Hometree, Father, other Omaticaya did not matter anymore? I kinda expected more emotion at this part, like Neytiri would be torn because the guy she hates is the Chosen One, and she would be more angered and confused, and question Eywa "WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE HIM?!", etc... but I did not expect her to accept him without questions. Sure the Toruk Macto is a legend, but he's also at that moment Jake, the guy who broke her heart and let his kind destroy her home. Maybe they ran out of movie time and decided "Bah they'd get together again later anyway, let's cut off the emotional part because no one's gonna care if Neytiri's character has depth!"

So remember kids, as long as you get that epic limited edition mount, your girl will forgive you for your shiny new ride!

What happened to Jake's first Ikran anyway? Maybe he fed it to the Toruk to seal the bond...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Fresh Apple

If you think this is a blog about apples, apple recipes, apple pictures, cracking apples, crackers, apples and crackers, or how some loony girl is crackers for apples, you're not gonna find that here, so move along. =D

Hi there, this is Shana a.k.a Kiraneko in many other places on the web, this is my fresh new blog. What will I blog about? I guess random bits of everything I encounter in life : games, food, art, pets, life. I will no longer update my LiveJournal account, but will check there occasionally for friend's updates. For now this is a all-rounder blog, I might create an artblog later in life.

A little bit about me... I'm Malaysian, female, atheist, 25 going on 26, born December 19th. I love cats, board games, video games, tea, good food, happy movies, drawing, anime, comics (eastern and western), looking at pretty scenery, reading, and the color apple green. I'm happily married, a freelance artist and has a head full of stories I wanna create. I don't think I'm creative enough to be special, but I hope to believe my mentality is not normal.

I guess since it's still January, and this is a fresh blog and all, let's merasmikan this by posting my 2010 New Year resolutions! (which 90% will probably not be achieved)

1) Get a new tablet... Intuos 4 is looking really gorgeous... but damn the price tag!
2) A nice set of Copic markers (also the problem is money)
3) Print my own comic for CF2010 (which I said I would make since 2 years ago)
4) Draw more, update on DA and pixiv
5) Lose that spare tyre.
6) Cook more. (yes I can cook! albeit amateurish skillz)
7) See more of the world. (or go to Tokyo again)
8) Sucessfully cosplay something. (did not cosplay for 4 years)
9) Learn not to fail makeup.
10) Destroy my skin less.
11) Don't leave games unfinished... especialy RPGs
12) Complete those I left unfinished.

....and I think plenty more will surface later.