A Happy, Happy New Year to all you lovely people! So, we’re alive and well, ushering in the new year of (googling…I can never remember what’s the Chinese zodiac) snake. New Year has arrived so that means Chinese New Year is around the corner. Don’t I just love the beginning and the end of a year where holidays are abundant?!
It’s been a fulfilling 2012 for me. Probably not in terms of blog, but life’s good, who’s to complain right? But I should be talking in terms of this blog eh? Which also means what I’ve been doing last year in terms of anime.
I planned to look into completed series last year and I did! I managed to finish Honey & Clover, Gunslinger Girl, The Place Promised in Our Early Days (movie), Paradise Kiss, Welcome to the NHK and Arakawa Under the Bridge. The last three series I had to publicly announce my goals just to motivate myself. It worked, so hooray! Besides that, I was going to write monthly afterthoughts on each Kimi ni Todoke manga volume but the more I write the more I sounded like a broken recorder so I stopped. I think I’ve already said a billion times what I thought on each phase the characters’ lives so writing them again doesn’t feel as fresh.
In terms of this blog, I got to participate in a few projects with other anibloggers. That was fun. Thanks for the invitations and lovely ideas, guys. This blog also participated in Aniblog Tourney last year. Didn’t get far and didn’t expect to get far so that’s okay.
For this year, I was going to give myself a mission to watch all Studio Ghibli movies since I haven’t watched a single one of them. Yes, including My Neighbor Totoro, a film which my non-anime fan friends even raved about. However, due to work commitments, it might be a bit difficult to accomplish. You don’t want to see my work schedule from now till July. It’s crazy and it involves a lot of traveling too. I will still try though, but no promises.
Anyways, I want to take this opportunity to thank all my readers (you know who you are) and those who take the time to comment. You’re all so sweet. I know this blog is a bit neglected last year and I wasn’t very active in the aniblogosphere too. So, Thank You! I really appreciate it. =)
Happy New Year!