Birthday of Ayanami 2011

It's almost like an annual tradition now that every year I post up an Ayanami Rei related post on her birthday on March 30th. This year isn't as grand as last year's posts... I've only got two things to show you here ^^;

First up is the 1/7 scale Ballerina Rei by Kotobukiya. I've been going back and forth about getting this one when she was first announced sometime last year. She looks really good, and I like her face, but I was slowly running out of room in the Rei Shrine ^^;

But eventually she won me over... At a sale on Play Asia, hahaha. I was actually expecting to get her locally, but the chance never came up. So here she is finally in my grasp! And she is very pretty!

It's also good timing since I watched Black Swan within a month or two months ago, so I was still on the ballerina high. Her ballet slipper here looks good... I like the straps.

Her tutu and her headpiece (?) are semi-transparent material, so they add a nice effect. I'm not too thrilled about the base though. A very strange looking base. Maybe it's supposed to connect to Asuka's ballerina version?

Her bare back and the ribbon around her neck is a nice addition to the outfit.

Panty shot? ^^; It almost looks like Rei is glaring at me too for taking a picture of her at this angle, lol.

From the top... There's a nice view from this angle :3

But in the end, it's her face that got me... After buying so many Rei figures, I've gotten choosy about faces on figures. And this applies to every figure out there that I want to get. It's all about the face. If the face doesn't win me over, the whole figure doesn't get added to my collection.

This is just bonus ^^;;; Um... She was doing a mid-air twirl? XD This is what I like about Kotobokiya. Even if their figure is lying down or sitting down, the bottoms of their figures aren't flat, but fully fleshed out. I've seen ones that are completely flat. They're convenient to place on flat surfaces, but can look ugly.

And another from Kotobukiya! A pair of chopsticks in the shape of Rei's entry plug... And no, you're not seeing double. I do have 2 sets. With cheaper items like these, I'm starting to buy like Konata ^^; I only bought two though. One to use, and one to keep. I have actually used it a few times on California rolls... Very slippery... No grip at all!

Maybe they weren't meant to be used after all ^^; Anyway, here's a close up of the small Rei inside the entry plug. Looks quite detailed for something so small!

From the front side... I think her eyes are actually painted red too! Such detailing!

And now, the changing of the guards... Enma Ai has been in front of my monitor for the longest time... Now it's time for Rei to take reign over, especially since it's her birthday... And the shrine is basically spilling over ^^;;;

History And Nutritional Value of Potatoes

Warm Greetings to my loyal readers are not bored Bosa his return wrote an article for my health and this time I will tell you a little about the history and nutritional value of potatoes

History of potato
Potatoes came from Peru State located on the west coast of America for the first time in potato find there are various shapes and colors in between his blue, red, purple, gold, brown and round, long, oval and pear-shaped

It turned out that the history of potatoes already exist at the time because interest inka empire known as a great farmer and at the potato has become a staple food of the gods and their inka tribes began planting potatoes on the side of a steep hill is to provide more land for cultivation of potatoes as in full there surrounded by steep hills which are now called the sacred valley

In those days the tribe inka start creating ways to dry the potatoes by placing potatoes on altitude for three days so the potato can be warm during the day by sunlight after trying this process was its satisfactory results with simple maintenance of potatoes can survive for many years and makes it easy to store his ship
If you are traveling in Peru you will find that the potato is rich with embedded into the culture of Peru and gastronomy potatoes may not really well-balanced meals, but when prepared properly have the basics of good nutrition. There you will find many villages where local people base their diets mainly on potatoes much as it did in the days of their ancestors, the Incas. Peruvian Cuisine Seeing some of the most famous dishes such as Lomo Saltado is a feature of potatoes. Potatoes now may be a dietary staple throughout the world and will forever be in the cultural heart of Peru.

nutrient value in the potato is vitamin C, B1, B3, and B6 minereal such as potatoes also contain potassium, magnesium and phosphorus content of protein in potatoes is very high if compared with other types of bulbs

so I hope this article from the history and nutritional value of potatoes to increase your knowledge glad to share the feeling of her warm greeting here sammy andaresta

Post #201: The Making of Post #200

Making the stop motion version of The World God Only Knows opening is no easy task, but ever since I saw the first episode, I was touched. It's such a great episode and the rest of the show were great too! So I really wanted to do something for it.

The first task was making a replica of the first picture of this post. Getting all of the figma I had wasn't really enough. I tried not to put the same character variation in this picture, but Saber was different enough to be placed twice :P There were even a few figma I haven't even opened yet and opened for the first time. A total of 23 figma were used in this picture. The figma's weren't enough though, so I used a couple of Revoltech Fraulein from Queen's Blade to fill in the empty spots.

This is the print-out I used to put the figmas and Revoltech in the right poses. I had to put the sticky notes to make sure I remember which figure goes in which position ^^;

So then the next part was deciding who would be Elsie. The first choice was a figma with a broom. So that would be Reimu or Marisa, and I have neither. I was going to get a Reimu from Mandarake, but was sold out when I got the order in. So who? Who can I use for Elsie?? And then I realized I have a Yoko Revoltech Fraulein... But why Yoko?

Well, let Yakuri's drawing show you why! And no, I didn't force her to draw this against her will....... Umm... Yeah, I did request this drawing with Elsie and Yoko to show their similarities, but really, I didn't force it on her ^^;; Ok, maybe a little... But anyway, the result looks great! Elsie looks uber cute! And Yoko got her big oppai XD Hehe and Yaku got them pointing at their skull hair accessories! Not only that, but they both have ponytails and each have pink thigh highs. Thank you very much Yaku!

Unfortunately Yoko doesn't have a broom... But she's got big guns! Umm... I mean, a big rifle. Y'know, her big rifle that she uses? Ah never mind, you see it in the picture anyway.

One of the hardest thing to do for me with stop motion would be the spinning part... Thankfully the newly bought Lightning Base I got is able to rotate Yoko in place for the camera!

Speaking of the Lightning Base, I used it as the central piece of the multiple figma picture. The original picture was similar to this, so I bought one. Plus I like blue!

As for Ayumi, Mio, Kanon and Shiori, I used these 4... Haruhi is Ayumi, Kagami is Mio, Cute is Kanon and uhh... Mio is Shiori. Yeah, well, the Mio figma doesn't have twin tails to be the actual Mio, ok? I had to use Cute because she is actually designed by Watanabe Akio, who is also the designer for The World God Only Knows.

Miku is mami'd... Mostly just because I need her hand for the 4 girls' hands. The other ones were Ritsu, waitress Mikuru and Sun Seto.

The next part was to do a rotation of the PSP... This was a challenge because I've put the original KamiNomi opening in the PSP for a reference, especially to see how the PSP rotates in the opening. So I took a few angles of the PSP and compiled it in Photoshop and hopefully I can cheat the rotation and spinning of the original PFP ^^; The end product didn't look too bad, I thought.

I've picked Kyon to replace Keima because... well, he's one of the only male figma I have. He also has similar hairstyles and at least he's wearing a uniform. Oh and this scene I added the Revoltech and figma logo as well. If you've seen the original, this part would say three-dimension and two-dimension in the street signs. I wanted to have that kind of similarities on mine. But for some reason I couldn't center the logos properly ^^;

When I redo this video, I'll replace Kyon with someone else ;)

Other backgrounds in the video includes this really nice front yard of a house in my neighbourhood. I wouldn't have noticed this house if I wasn't looking around to find backgrounds for this project.

This is a park near my house. Not all the trees have their leaves yet since it's still early March and still pretty cold outside.

This is one of my favourite anime/manga stores in Vancouver, SakuraMedia. There was that one part in the opening where a manga/book store was a background, so I asked the manager (whom I knew quite well) if I can take a picture. It's a very generic shot, but I just wanted the bookshelves, so he lets me ^^

Here are some stats for the record:
  • About 24 hours of photo editing, if I did it all without stopping, distractions, sleep, work...
  • About 2-3 hours of video editing... Easier than I thought.
  • 247 individual frames
  • The first 35 seconds were from the original opening
  • The title at the end is from Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Total of 29 figmas, 3 Fraulein Revoltechs, 1 Bandai Lightning Base and 1 PSP were used
And yes, I did mention that I will redo this with different variations. Hopefully an actual stop motion in the beginning instead of using the original clip and improved animation for some of them. Below are the original video and my video if you'd like to see a comparison. Thank you for reading/watching/viewing my 200th & 201st post! A special thank you to Yaku for that Elsie & Yoko art!

Oh, and I apologize for the cryptic 200th post ^^; I was posting the lyrics to the full version of the opening song. The bold text was something I felt when I was making this project.

Apples is Very Good For Healthy And lose Weight

So glad it was this morning I could create a article again this time I will write about how to lose weight, there may be many ways to do it but what was wrong if you try the tips that this one is by eating an apple every day I'm sure will help weight problem in your body for the reasons and more information please read the following article
Who does not know this one apple fruit has become delight in my country even more in other States because in addition to the delicious taste of this fruit also contains many benefits for the health of our bodies
What is the reason I have to eat the apples to your diet?
apples may reduce the appetite because it contains 85% water in it and apples are rich in soluble fiber called pectin that can help increase metabolism and may reduce the appetite for many cases of obesity begins with excessive hunger so I guess the apple a very good reason to go on a diet

What other uses besides apples to your diet?
apples also can reduce the number of illnesses such as sore throats, acne, remove warts and apples also important to reduce cholesterol levels in our body because the content of pectin that is in them that can also aid digestion

apple how to increase our metabolism?
Another way in which apples can result in faster metabolism of our body is through the presence of potassium. About 145 mg of potassium is present in 100 grams aplel. with low potassium was found with general weakness and tired. will experience difficulty in doing their normal day to day work usually.These people are not going to burn energy have been consumed as food. Potassium is a mineral diet is important because it helps release energy from fat and carbohydrates. Potassium also helps in building muscle and reducing blood pressure.

Apples can reduce body weight by reducing water retention in the body.Aple not only fat but also low in sodium content. Sodium is much taken by the body more water should be consumed cause weight increase due to the presence of water. Low sodium content of apples helps in less water retention, there by increasing the weight.

her purpose in this article only to help those of you who have problems with weight, so many reviews from me thank you very much for visiting faithful on this blog Sammy andaresta warm greetings.

Tips For Lowering Cholesterol Levels in Your Body

Greetings to all loyal readers of this blog, this time I will share some tips for lowering cholesterol levels in your body you may already know that high cholesterol levels can lead to increased stroke and heart disease
Its actually quite easy to overcome this is by making lifestyle changes by diet and regular exercise is very useful for those of you who have high cholesterol levels, for more information, please read all the articles below

1.Organized Sports
The first condition for lowering cholesterol levels is by usually sport, with regular light activity at least 30 minutes per day as the gym, jog, walk in the park, even cleaning the house of course these are just some examples for light exercise and Another much way to do it

2. regularly consume foods with a lot of fiber such as soluble fiber.
Fiber can absorb cholesterol well and also can restore your body's immune system to get it pretty easily because there is soluble fiber in foods that we often encounter every day like pears, nuts, apple, plum and raw vegetables that we eat every day often

3. routinely consume fish have much omega 3
salmon, today, tuna, sardines are many species of fish that contain omega 3 with routinely consuming the fish on at least 3 times a week

4. Include vitamin B3 in the diet
known potent vitamin B3 helps lower cholesterol levels are usually vitamin B3 are found mainly in wheat, corn, peanuts, chicken and turkey

5. Reduce intake of saturated fatty acids.
Reduce intake of fatty acids in the body by replacing butter with olive oil if you want to fry something and reduce the consumption of red meat and recoup with fish or turkey, but as much as possible to avoid fried foods in

6. quit smoking
If you are an addict to stop doing his best cigarette habit will be very difficult to do though is slowly

A few articles I hope to help those of you who have problems with high cholesterol problems

Miracle And Benefits Nutmeg for Healthy

Hello hello to you guys always prosper this time I will write an article on the history and benefits of nutmeg for health and to further please read all the articles below

Where does nutmeg come from? Fruit nutmeg distinguished sour taste in fact comes from trees that grow in the State of Indonesia in the Maluku exactly commonplace in the call kepulawan spices because there are very rich so will spice

In my State of nutmeg known for its ability to enhance male virility of this myth comes from a monk in the sixteenth century that is by rubbing oil of nutmeg on the male genitals to reinforce masculinity, but nutmeg oil can also apply under the armpit fatherly interesting collection of admirers even some people said oil of nutmeg can cause hallucinations

During this seasoning elizabthan queen becomes very valuable because it has many health benefits such as treating ulcers, rheumatism and broken bones and in those days this fruit is considered able to repel plague

What are the benefits of spices? Spice usually contains a lot of benefits to health such as to treat gastroenteritis dysentery, indigestion, bloating, muscle pain, arthritis, neuralgia and poor circulation.

In addition to good health nutmeg is often used for an addition to food recipes like cake and pudding, and also usually the mother's mother often used in meat dishes even at almost anything he cooked, it can make people who eat the food you ask Asked what his secret, nutmeg can work very well with cheese dishes and in use for the soufflé recipe

Nutmeg so many articles about which I wrote hopefully can help you all warm greetings Sammy andaresta

Post #200

God Only Knows by ELISA

What I'm seeing......Is it real?
What I'm feeling......Is it real?
What I'm doing......Is it real?

There is no regrets, satisfy my curiosities
There is a new world waiting, explore my possibilities
There is no guarantee, just improve my abilities
(Go ahead with your own life - Is there any hope in your sight?)
There is a choice to make, setting the right priorities
(You will always be the one, so feel the power
And you should know the sun comes up - For you)

There is no regrets, satisfy my curiosities
There is a new world waiting, explore my possibilities
There is no guarantee, just improve my abilities
There is a choice to make, setting the right priorities

(What is the best you can do? How can you do it?)
I was sitting and thinking the other day
(What is the best you can do? How can you do it?)
If i fail, I won't throw my passion away
(What is the best you can do? How can you do it?)
Just 'cause giving up is not the only way
No matter how it's gonna be, I'll try it anyway

Love is such a sweet illusion (Let's come together)
Can't seem to stop my imagination (Goes on forever)
What a ridiculous situation (Another matter)
But I can't deny, I'm faced with a tricky temptation

In the world that keeps on changing
Don't know why my heart is aching
Gotta handle it, no more hesitation
There can be no turning back

God only knows
"My mind is as free as the wind
But now what I should do is to fall in love"

God only knows
"I don't need that kind of real things
Feels like I'm lost in the labyrinth"

God only knows
"There must be the meaning of life
Somehow unexpected happenings thrill me"

God only knows
"Just believe in myself and my dream
Anyone could be a hero and heroine"
God only knows
"Though it's not so easy to get through
Here I am, I'm sure that things will go my way"

God only knows
"My mind is as free as the wind
But now what I should do is to fall in love"

God only knows (Your own happiness, you can find it)
"I don't need need that kind of real things
Feels like I'm lost in the labyrinth"

God only knows (Your infinity, you can feel it)
"There must be the meaning of life
Somehow unexpected happenings thrill me"

God only knows (Opportunity, you can take it)
"Just believe in myself and my dream
Anyone could be a hero and heroine"

God only knows (Toward the future, you can make it)
"Though it's not so easy to get through
Here I am, I'm sure that things will go my way"

Art by Yakuri_Moe

(Sailing, you're sailing away
And now it's blowing, breeze will take you away)

I feel that my spirits rise
I will survive and just stay alive
Enjoy being alone, the isolation is not always so bad
Another day has gone by, every day goes by
In the sky, there'd be a bridge to a bright tomorrow

(You will find your treasure and share your pleasure
Let me tell you......)

(Just keep your vision, your dream, and your soul alive
Be as you are, I will always be right by your side)

Think about my love and my life
In an uncertain world, face to face with myself
Continue to make progress, day by day and step by step
I've got a good feeling
So I'm gonna keep on trying, life will go on......

Powerful Tips to Lose Weight

Best wishes to all the loyal readers of this blog, this time I will share some Powerful Tips to Lose Weight way by following the instructions below will hopefully be useful to have a problem with weight

1. What should you do first is to look at weight loss goals and needs in mind also a gradual weight loss is better because you are easier to maintain weight loss long term, if you lose weight directly usually some weight when you will because grew again his lack of control of food intake
You must also ensure that your ideal weight is a realistic target designated. Losing weight too much can be as damaging to your health with too much weight!

2. Do this on a regular basis as time goes on, sometimes we tend to forget this in our plans and spend our exercise program or just a small part of the cake, which then turned into a big piece of the next and so on to start

3.perfect area is an important factor in order to lose weight and be sure to get enough sleep every night and reduce your stress, because both will maintain your energy level. Also, be careful what you bring to the house, no temptation lying around because it makes it harder for you to stick to your plan.

4. For several months if there is still no change with your weight I would suggest to go to the doctor, you may have a medical condition that must be overcome before a successful weight loss. Your doctor can also help you determine what your ideal weight should be and the answer to your question "Why am I not losing weight."

Hopefully this article can help you who have problems with weight and do not be bored bored for a visit and read the article on this blog because I will try to provide information you may require for the health of greeting Sammy andaresta

A Good Example of Natural Foods For Health

There are so many kinds of foods that are very useful and good for the health of one of them natural foods below, this time I will try to explain examples of foods that are good for health along with their functions

many researchers who say that the beans have high protein sources and of course very good for health, besides that nuts are rich in fiber also contain phytonutrients and antioxidants such as vitamin E and selenium can reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and weight control

Green Tea:
National Cancer Institute published the results of epidemiological studies show that drinking green tea reduces the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly sixty percent.Researchers have found that drinking a cup of green tea each day will increase your metabolism 8-14persen, that's why they strongly recommend this to those looking for quick ways to lose fat.There also epidemiological evidence that drinking green tea and black tea can help prevent diabetes, although it should be noted that this is evidence of the association, and that future studies are needed to confirm the effect.

A very delicious fruit is very good for health because of low calories and vitamins, fats, low in sodium and contain minerals and fiber.Studies have shown that eating apples can lower blood cholesterol levels, especially the bad LDL-positive benefits of eating apples is cholesterol.Another high water content fruit An apple contains. five grams of fiber and a rich mix of nutrients, including bone-building vitamin C and quercetin anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Eggs have many health benefits naturally. Eggs are rich in protein and relatively low in calories. Egg yolks contain choline, which is one of the most important nutrients for the brain, as well as lutein and xeazanthin two important nutrients for eye health. Brassica cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale contain all the plant compounds called indoles that help reduce the risk of high cancer.Eggs sulfur and other nutrients, making them good for your skin and hair.Researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower risk cataracts, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

Nuts are cholesterol free, contain no saturated fat and low in total fat.Beans including calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, folate, and acid alpha-linolenat.Nutrisi work together in several key areas to promote the body's total bean health.Eating can assist in maintain the desired weight levels.Those have diabetes also benefit by eating peanuts.

Onion and Garlic:
The health benefits of eating garlic and onions every day well known to our ancestors. It is also good for the heart, can help lower cholesterol levels and stop inflammation.They contain high levels of quercetin, a powerful flavonoids that can help fight or prevent cancer.

Hopefully this article useful to you warm greetings to all the loyal readers of this blog

History And Benefits Watermelon For Health

Watermelon is believed to the first ancestor of harvest were recorded by the Egyptians about 5000 years ago.Watermelon Egypt is considered as an important fruit for their culture and described in hieroglyphics.
watermelon then spread to other countries by ship.flourished along the Mediterranean Sea and they went to China by Century 10. Spread throughout Europe and then in the 13th century.

Watermelon word in English Dictionary for the first time in 1615. Texas, Florida, California, Arizona and Georgia are the five U.S. states that currently leads the production of watermelon. U.S. ranks fourth in watermelon production worldwide. China is number one and For info Watermelon has 1200 different varieties

The fruit is always a favorite in America and around the world because in addition to fresh also rich in nutrients, full of phytochemicals called Watermelon likopen.watermelon is one of several natural foods that contain large amounts. Another natural source of lycopene is tomatoes, red and pink grapefruit, apricots, persimmons, red-fleshed papaya and guava.

Lycopene is the red pigment that occurs naturally in certain plant and algal tissue. In addition to giving watermelon and tomatoes 'red' the color of their characteristics, are also believed to be a powerful antioxidant. Lycopene scavenges reactive oxygen species, which aggressive chemicals always ready to react with cellular components, causing oxidative damage and loss of proper cell function. Many epidemiological studies have concluded that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables reduces the incidence of heart disease and cancer in humans. Scientists have found that lycopene in the diet correlates with reduced incidence of certain types of cancer. And lycopene levels in fat tissue-an indicator of lycopene consumption has been associated with decreased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack).

The fact that the average lycopene concentration of watermelon (4868 micrograms/100 g) is about 40% higher than the spin-year average for the raw tomato (3025 micrograms/100 g)


Besides fangirl-ing her *coughs*howl*coughs* cosplay, Kira is one of those who I've often update with basically because I love the way she framed up the cosplayers in her photos, very straight forward and direct.


Ryea: What type of camera do you use in capturing those awesome photos?

Just Canon EOS450D. I'm only a beginner, so I don't think that I need a lot of equipment that I cant even fully use. So I just slowly learning the basics of photography and hope, someday I will be good enough to be called "pro".

Ryea: What inspires you to start photography?

My love for cosplay. I was cosplayer for many years, but each time when I was looking in photos I got feeling that something isn't right, that I see only costume on photo, but there are no special meaning, I don't feel anything looking on that. So I've decided to try bring that feeling to life through my own lens.

Ryea: What makes you to continue in photography with passion?

Its so naturally for me, that I even didn't think about that. How to say... Sometimes, of course when I am very depressed I got thoughts like "You need to stop that, you just can't do something nice", but than shiny days come, and I don't give a damn, ahaha.

Ryea: Which is your most satisfied/favorite shot so far?

Each time have something nice inside. Its like small epic stories. Most remarkable for me is Hetalia shoot, on the field covered with snow, but it's more about working in group, that about result. Now I am in love with night shoot that we made at Chengdu with Vocaloid-Durarara!!! crossover.

Ryea: Which photo you've taken is the most challenging to you?

I like to take photos in the dark. So, when I try to do that, each time it's a challenge. You need to do it in a place without any lights, you must made it nice-looking, and finally find your model in the dark room! Of course its not that simple...

Ryea: What aspect do you think that you have improved a lot since you started photography?

I don't know. My weak point is Technic. I dot many crazy ideas, but technically I am not that good, so I am trying to work on that part. I can tell that I become better, but still long way to go.

Ryea: What's your goal achievement in photography?

To be a pro. To tell the truth, my biggest dream is start taking fashion-photos, but I am far from that.

Ryea: Who do you look up to or inspires you?

Basically people who I met. I look on their faces and all I want is too capture that beauty. For me everyone is pretty. I think there are nothing more inspiring for portrait photographer, that people themselves.

Ryea: Any advise to those are new starter or interested in photography?

I think you need to practice more and more. As Chinese people says "Failure is mother of success". So, even if today you made something bad, you need to try tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, and the next day... and you will succeed for sure. Just believe in that. I saw a lot of people who got a very expensive equipment but cant do nothing with that. Just a plain photos... I think your own style is much more expensive than any lens. You can buy things, but can't buy talent.

** Itismoi : What do you think sets apart cosplay photography from the other portrait photography?

Cosplay is much more about pretty faces, I think. Only beautiful cosplayers usually considered as good one, people says that they "looks like characters" but I can call that "in our dreams we see anime characters as pretty person". Personally I prefer more artistic photos, that can describe much more about character, not only his clothes and face.

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