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You can call me The Mask. In some sites, I'm also known as Detective Mask. I was born on April 12, 1990, making me 25 years old as of this time. I've been a theOtaku member for over 10 years already.

I'm a wandering teacher striving to enhance my skills. I'm also a longtime anime fan, and my all-time favorite anime/manga franchises include Detective Conan (Case Closed), MAJOR, Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X), Silver Spoon, and Death Note.

Some other notes: I'm a loyal Detective Conan fan for over a decade already. I'm also a pro-wrestling otaku, mainly with WWE. I love learning about history and I have a soft spot for social psychology.

It's great to have you in my Cafe. Feel free to browse around. Take care and may you have a nice day!

I've Decided To Walk

Darn, why did my browser had to force me to retype this again...

Anyway, you may have noticed the title I've written for this post. Ah yes, the most common joke for someone who decided not to run for a certain position. And that basically explains what just happened the past week: I will NOT run for President of the university's Psychology Society. My projects in Test Construction and the Active Training Program got in the way, and the certificate of candidacy (with its mandatory essay portion) looked so tiring to fill up that I decided to forget about it. Also, the thought of my practicum and my group thesis next year were also factors that made me not run for any position in the organization. So for those who sang "It's Raining MASK" not too long ago, I'm sorry but I think someone else can do a better job than me. (Hopefully...)

After all, I've had a bad history when it comes to school elections. Back in Grade 5, I lost the election for vice-president of the student council to my best friend (which was no big deal, really). Then in Second Year, I lost the election for vice-president of the student council (again) to the charismatic singer-classmate of mine (which, again, was no big deal and was actually obvious in the first place). In order words, I never won any student council position (which was, if I may quote Gendo Ikari, "irrelevant"). The only elections I ever won were elections for class officers. So yeah, I may like elections, but elections doesn't like me. Pretty odd relationship, huh?

On other stuff, I'm finished with the projects I mentioned above. That gives me more time for my last project. It's basically a "make-you-own-counseling-therapy" project. I already have two ideas in mind and, interestingly, I got one of those ideas from the Darker Than Black ad that was shown here in theOtaku a few months ago.

Also, I'm enjoying my little job as contributor of theOtaku News. I have to admit, though, that I can have a few typos every once in a while. So, I'm sorry for those moments.

Finals exam begin this week and end on Tuesday next week. It's actually less stressful these days since I already took some of the exams earlier or there's no exam at all for some courses. Hopefully though, I can still answer it well.

Lastly, it seems that the first comments I've received in myOtaku seemed to have been recovered. And I still can't help but feel the same way I did before and be a bit pissed at the comments in my first two posts in myOtaku. I know it's been over five years already, but those comments simply gave me a rocky and upsetting welcome to this site, and I can't help but feel that anger I felt before. C'mon, I was still really innocent about myOtaku then, and the last thing I ever expected were words like those thrown at me then. Hopefully, the person who made those comments is doing better these days.

Anyway, that's all for today. HAVE A NICE DAY.

Posting and Catching Up

If you didn't notice, my seventh fan word is up. It's a re-submission of my Top Ten list from 2006. This list explored how anime characters respond to that infamous chicken joke (How did the chicken cross the road?). If you haven't read it, you can always take your handy-dandy mouse (or whatever device you're using) and click here.

On other stuff, I got to read the Detective Conan manga today. I'm at Volume 2, in the "One Billion Yen Robbery Case". Quite a powerful story, I gotta say. And yeah, I'm still so way behind. Hopefully, I can reach whatever the latest chapter is by the end of this year. That way, once Gosho Aoyama ends Detective Conan anytime soon, I'm more or less prepared to know the ending.

On more stuff, tomorrow I'll be taking my final midterm exam, which is for Psychometrics. Right now, I'm making my project for the subject. It's simply a case study of myself with some psychological stuff involved. It's fairly easy, but I'm trying to make sure I don't go out and revealing everything about myself. It's just a project anyway, and printing costs are not that cheap.

And that's about it. Nothing too exciting, huh? I guess that's what college does to you: it makes your life less interesting than high school.

Anyway, take care and have a nice day.