Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MMFF 2013: My Little Bossing(s) + Other Stuff I Just Had to Write

First of all, a Merry Christmas to all of you.

Yep, since I'm *cough* obviously a Ryzza fan (and most of us are anyway), we just had to watch My Little Bossing(s), just because.


And, as expected of any MMFF day 1, it's pretty much crowded to the core. We had to go immediately to the ticket lines before they reach a mile (which it literally did in the afternoon after we got out of the cinema). Hah, even if we arrived 30 minutes before screentime, there was barely any seat left (we had to blind ourselves at the bottom seats).


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Butterflies, TV, Pigeons and...Foxes? (Including a Hated Font)

New announcements on this blog post!

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Metamorphosis (Game)



This is a new horror game that I've finished. It centers around a girl who has lepidopterophobia (fear of butterflies) which I also have in real life so I decided to make this game. Warning: it has lots of jumpscares!



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Who's "insane" now? (PDAF case-related)

First of all I would like to write in English not because of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago or wanting to be like her; I just feel like even foreigners should know about this thing, that's all.

Photo Source: miriam.com.ph / photo by abg

The aforementioned senator who is a law expert was once shunned by the public, and I'm sure all of the 'normal Filipinos' know about this. They ridicule her for being 'too harsh', 'too violent' or 'having mental issues', and probably one thousand more reasons enough for her not to be voted as President despite being a long-time runner in the shadows of the Philippine Government.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Akiko Shikata - Turaida (Album Review + Bonus Disc)

Hey yo! Finally doing a real album review this time, you know, out of boredom, and since the CD just came today (no I don't cheat with new Shikata releases; I wait for the order before listening, not even the previews).

About the Album


First off, Turaida is Akiko Shikata's 4th album, in which also ends in 'a' - Shikata even noticed this, as all her albums are the same: Navigatoria (1st), Raka (2nd) and Haromnia (3rd) (but unfortunately I only have Harmonia and Turaida, and Laylania is actually an EP). Much like her other releases, it contains full versions of songs she's done for various games, anime, and miscellaneous indie stuff.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Obsessions (Taken from Dream Forecast's Blog Entry)

Original Entry

All of us have obsessions and sometimes, they might change for some reason or idk. But anyways, here's a summary (meaning it's not all of them) of my obsessions per time period:

Birth - Age 3
ATBP (Children's TV Show)
McDonald's Happy Meals

Age 4-6
Barbie Dolls
Sailormoon
Miniature Things / Becoming a Titan I mean giant
Ocean Palace Mall
Cooking
Make-up (on dolls, TV and pictures, but NOT on myself)


Friday, October 25, 2013

Why I Rarely Do Collaborations or Requests

Okay so first thing's first, I've done a lot of collaborations before but I've usually left them in the dust or not mentioning them anymore to avoid misunderstandings or just bad memories and stuff. Here are the reasons why I rarely collaborate with people or do requests, whether in music, arts or anything else:

1. To avoid misunderstandings. No, this does not mean I have a strict boyfriend - my bf is perfectly normal, it's just that I have this really bad habit of getting too hyped or attached to a new person so as much as possible I don't, even women (sorry girls). Let's just say I like keeping distance after a lot of bad memories with past online friends and acquaintances.

2. To avoid people who will take advantage of my skills. Most people I've collaborated in the past only depend on my skills and if they think my work is ugly then they'll hire new and better people for it. Some only ask for my help and then suddenly disappears. Some don't even credit me and some repeatedly make me do work for free. Look people, I AM NOT A RICH PERSON NOR A SUPERWOMAN. I'm just a small freelancer with a normal family with a monthly income of almost below 10k pesos and the things we earn from our sideline jobs (computer projects) are just little things (in fact, we even give a lot of discounts and some are for free). Look, I'd like to make collabs with new people but I'm tired of these things possibly happening to me again. I can write tutorials and such on my other blog but that's it, okay?


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Carrie is not really Scarrie (Movie Review)

Okay first of all this is probably going to be a long (and personal) post and may contain spoilers (be warned!) so if you haven't seen the movie (nor read the novel or saw the musical) then don't get spoiled here. 


Unlike most horror films (I don't really watch that much horror because uhm, I can't, I just can't lol I'm so chicken), Carrie isn't exactly a horror film but more of a teen drama with a touch of supernatural and gore things. It's a remake of a 1970 novel of the same name by Stephen King and had been remaked into many movies and a musical, and this is the 2013 version.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Social Media Sensitivity

The title is pretty much self-explanatory.

A forewarning though, this is not directed towards any person, this is just my point of view with how things are going on around the world today.

Scenarios such as obsessed fans who will defend the honor, image and dignity of their idol artist, singer, personality, Internet celebrity, actor/actress, beauty queen, model, politician(?), TV host, teen star, or whoever whatever, are super common nowadays. The obvious result: one little basher gets bombarded (some say bullied) with hate messages and stuff that he or she becomes depressed in real life.

The worst part of this is that, some people who end up that way might result to suicide if not counseled properly.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"It's not my fault that I'm unpopular!" - WataMote Review

Okay, so I thought this would be one of those nichijou (everyday life) school animes but of course I'm always wrong. From its first summary I could already assume the main character would be something like Lain Iwakura or Takumi Nishijou, a.k.a. anti-social introverts. And I was pretty much right, though there are much more deeper content than the two characters' series.




WataMote is a portmanteau of the long phrase, Watashi ga Motenai no wa dō Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! (No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys' Fault I’m Not Popular!). Tomoko Kuroki is not just your ordinary awkward girl who has trouble connecting with society (like me, long ago and sometimes even now), she is a Motenai Shoujo or Mojyo (Unpopular Girl) whose lips stutter to almost everyone she speaks to, and is mostly ignored by everyone. The anime is simply about her miserable life, told in a rather comical way.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September updates!

Okay, so to update you with my stuff, here's a short (?) blog entry I've prepared.

7 Days - New Game Released

7 Days Title Screen.

I've released a new RPG pixel game, 7 Days. It's a puzzle/exploration game in which the main character, Sekie, is a boy trapped in a room where he must solve one puzzle per day within 7 days of being there, while attempting to recall his memories.

Download the game here
Check out my other games here


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pork in a Freaking Barrel (Thoughts about PDAF Scam)

Forewarning: if you are easily offended by issues pertaining to politics, mass media, mainstream manipulation, social issues, and all other things, you are hereby warned to not take this into a form of slander or bashing or whatever. You are free to express your thoughts, but please keep the nonsense talk to a minimum. Thank you.

First of all, I hate to be hipster (again after a few years of resting on social commentary), but this here is a serious issue, that might just awaken all of us.

I am no activist nor am I against anyone or anything, but things are different now because of the recent PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) or Pork Barrel becoming an issue with a contract anomaly hailing from the hands of the mastermind, Janet Lim Napoles, a filthy-rich businesswoman (much like every other filthy-rich business people in our country) dealing some serious money tactics involving certain senators of the country. 


Saturday, July 13, 2013

WATER MONTH (New Stories, Games, Fandoms, Announcements, Etc.)

So anyways, here's a long list of my achievements (?) for this month, as well as announcements and (some) fandoms.

Xenos (New EP)

 



First of all, I've released a new EP called Xenos. It's a 5-track work that involves more on experimentation of genres rather than a solid theme. All songs are in English. 

Download from BandCamp

Listen to the Crossfade Demo


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lost Utopia Game Release + Other Fandoms.

Lost Utopia Game

So recently, I've finally released my 3rd original / free game, Lost Utopia.

 

If you've been listening to my music for a long time, you'd know Lost Utopia is also a series of albums about dreams. It's time I made it into a game so that more people can explore various places in my dreams through the game. Here's a preview video:


Download the game here
Download the original soundtrack here (56 songs + bonus items)


Monday, May 13, 2013

An Opinion on Elections. (Hey, it's just an opinion; it's not a challenge to a war)

Today is (obviously) Senatorial and Local Election Day on the Philippines (2013). I have some thoughts to share while keeping myself updated with these 'cockfights' ('sabong') thru GMA News TV's website.

I think everyone should really vote.

I know what you are thinking. There are like, millions of reasons that discourages us to even vote or give a damn about the elections. Here are the most prominent ones:


Friday, May 3, 2013

MOAR CROOKED UPDATE THINGS.

So, it's been a while since I've updated my blog. A lot of things (actually only a few things) have been going around, though.

The Crooked Man

The Crooked Man title screen.

So, as you may (or not) have noticed, I've been (obsessed) with the game very much lately, especially Duke MacGahan, one of the characters COZ HE IS JUST SO SEXEH AND FAB because his story is really touching.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Crook All The Things!

In this post, I will gladly showcase my newest favorite horror game/story called "The Crooked Man".


It's a lot similar to Bongcheon-Dong Ghost in terms of story and characters, but instead of girls, you get handsome guys as the protagonist and antagonist. Very beautiful. 

Also, there's also the fact that the Crooked Man looks like a hybrid of all sorts of scary figures (Jeff the Killer, Mrs. Cho, Slenderman, etc.) into one awesome (and scary) dude. Not to mention David Hoover (the main hero) looks hawt (and at some point when I first saw him, I felt like Crookie looks hawt too before he died or sth like that).


Monday, March 18, 2013

100 Music Challenges I've Passed.

Here are some 100 music challenges (not all of them) that I've passed since I started making music (2007).

1. Overall sound should not 'sound like FL Studio' (esp. synths).
2. Make your piano realistic.
3. Make your piece non-repeating and lively.
4. Sing in vibrato and improve vocal skills.
5. Use tempo dynamics.
6. Use velocity (volume) dynamics.
7. Do not leave too much blank space at the end of your render.
8. Do not go above 0 decibels (clipping).
9. Use a stereo-surround effect.
10. Use soundfonts to make your song realistic.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Bandcamp Page!

Hey guys! I finally managed to make my own Bandcamp page: http://kazaki.bandcamp.com/

Bandcamp, as some of you may know, is a site where indie musicians can sell their stuff. That's right, since I've been pretty much making free songs all this time, I figured out I could sell some works (especially rare and bonus works) for a change. After all, millions of indie and bedroom artists are now earning from this awesome site, without hassle and all that.


That aside, SoraNiji is actually a compilation of old songs dug from my treasure chest of project files, remastered and resung (meaning new vocals and stuff). It may have songs that you've probably heard from me, if you already knew me as an indie artist since 2007 or 2008.


Friday, February 8, 2013

Featuring some awesome people! :)

Today, I'm giving highlights to awesome people around me. 

1. Champie / Champ Camba

Uhm...he's my bf, so it's kind of natural for me to share his works. He's a web programmer, developer, and a part-time indie musician and band lead guitarist / sessionist. He's a really sweet guy and very kind towards people, but has no room for cases of disrespect. His usual genres are progressive metal, hardcore, etc. all that stuff. :)

Website (Portfolio): http://www.champiewebfolio.co.nf/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/stevedriving
FB Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Happy-Champie/269722426464665
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChampieWebFolio


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Projects, Announcements, Bandaged Broken-look-alikes, yep.

This is going to be another section-by-section post.

My Blogs

Advice Space (left), Kazaki's FL Studio Tutorials (right).
I'm sure that you've heard of this before, but my two blogs have now been upgraded with the design and more content has been added. If you'd like to visit, then here:



Friday, January 4, 2013

An Astronomy Club like No Other! (Ebiten Review)

I think it's time I actually review anime for a change. And for this post, I'm going to review a new yet unusual anime called "Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmonbu / えびてん 公立海老栖川高校天悶部" (Ebiten: Ebisugawa Public High School Astronomical Club), which is not your ordinary comedy, parody or harem (!) anime.

Ebiten characters. L-R: Hakata Kanamori, Rikei Hiromatsu, Izumiko Todayama, Kyouko Todayama, Itsuki Noya and Hasumi Ooba.
Like a mashup of different songs, Ebiten is a cross of various anime cultures and parodies different shows. Starting out as a manga, it was developed into a net animation and was shown on NicoNico Douga. The story centers on first year student Itsuki Noya, who is heir to the Noya Financial Group, and joins an Astronomy Club (Tenmonbu) which doesn't actually act like a real Astronomy Club at all (well, at first impression).

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oppa Ganda Style! (Sisterakas Review)


Now now. Don't be mad just because I watched a mainstream movie. :)

In all honesty, I am more into comedy-genre shows today, both in Japanese anime and movies / TV. Nothing can compare to the laughter of being relaxed by unpredictable actors and actresses with witty random words that smack up your TV screen or an entire movie theater, or a YouTube player, for that matter. There is a certain magic that comedy-genre movies are able to do that most genres can't do, and that is to help people relax from the hustle of the real world, by making them feel alive again.