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Fahrenheit debuting in Japan!!

Posted by kamekazen on April 14, 2008

AHHHHHHHHHHH~!
I just heard the news that Fahrenheit (my favorite Taiwanese boy band) is going to debut in Japan!
Fahrenheit is debuting in Japan in May with their single “Stay With You”. One of the songs (translated “Bokura no Season”) is a Japanese version of one of their Chinese songs and the other is “Stay With You” an original song for their debut.

Oh gawd, this is such weird news to me. A part of me was probably totally used to this. I mean, there was Golf and Mike from Taiwan, Seven, BoA, Rain, K, Younha, and a few Chinese artists trying to make it in Japan. But Fahrenheit~! Wheeee~ Hearing this made my day. The world is becoming a small place.
And I’m sure they’ll become successful. Japan loves the pretty boys (and these pretty boys can sing too unlike so many other boy bands). But hahaha…. their Japanese is pretty funny right now. “Bokura no Season” sounds so Chinese. XD I think I just might go buy their single. One of the versions comes with a photobook.

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Mana Khemia. (playing on haitus until I finish my essays)

Posted by kamekazen on April 8, 2008

I bought this PS2 game on Saturday on a whim. I’d have to say that I don’t regret it in any way (besides that I’m playing the game when I should be writing essays! >_< ). It’s a fun game published by NIS and the character stats system is refreshing. You get to be Vayne, a student at a magic academy that teaches alchemy. The character stats system is called a grow book for each character. Certain items must be synthesized to unlock the next set of abilities you can put AP points in. Battle-wise, teams are made up of 3 vanguard (front guys) and 3 standby/backup guys. The characters can switch in and out of battle. So far I’m really liking the characters. The dialogue is funny and the whole being a student aspect thing is interesting. You take classes, get assignments, have free time, events, detention, and jobs.

Warning: Spoilers below. I’m going to try to keep a log of when I play. And I also bought the strategy guide. So if anyone has any questions about the game, feel free to email me or leave a comment. One last thing, I know how annoying the item synthesis process can get. I typed up the material list and where to get the items. Leave a word if you’d like it. ;D

04/07/08 – Chapter 4 – total hours 6
Ergh, I put in about 3 hours into this game today. It’s steadily getting harder and I’m actually failing some of the classes. Wah… I got detention. ;___;

04/08/08 – Chapter 4 – 9 hours
Getting through detention was hard. I kept getting lost and the monster fights got more difficult as I used up SP in previous battles.
I’m currently stuck on the school festival part. Jess has been kidnapped and I have to go through the Mana Ruins maze to get her back. The first attempt ended in failure because I had little health and SP for the battle. Second attempt is failing because nighttime hit and monsters are harder to beat then.

Score. I finally won the battle arena event. Roxis is now on my party. And I randomly got another character (Anna) too. Wheeee~ 😀 I think I’m going to try to get the strategy guide tomorrow.

04/09/08 – Chapter 5 – 11.5 hours
Whoo~ I got the guide. It’s not incredibly useful but I like having it there just in case.
I haven’t really done much but synthesize things in hope that the characters’ grow book would expand. x_X I also started doing part time jobs. They pay really well.

04/10/08 – Chapter 5 – 13 hours
I haven’t progressed in the story at all. I’ve been pretty into doing jobs and character stories. I think I’m fairly close to getting Roxis a Mana. 😀

04/11/08 – Chapter 5 – 13.5 hours
Ergh… I’m in the middle of finding out about Vayne’s father. Should prove to be interesting. 😀

05/05/08 – Chapter 6 – 17:40 hours
Whoo~! I got Roxis his mana. Now he isn’t so useless in battle anymore.
I’m mostly synthesizing now…

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