Movie Review: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

June 16, 2013

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Shoujo) started out as a sci-fi novel written by author Yasutaka Tsutsui. It was about a girl named Kazuko Yoshiyama, a student who accidentally gained the ability to time travel. However, this post, as can be determined by the title alone, is not about the novel; […]

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Kimi ni Todoke: A cute, slow-paced romance

June 15, 2013

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Kimi ni Todoke is a romance manga written by Karuho Shiina, later adapted to an anime series by Production I.G., spanning two seasons. Due to the large number of romance shoujo anime in existence, it can be quite hard to point out a show that stands out from the rest in terms of its key […]

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Anohana: A touching tearjerker

June 13, 2013

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Actually, I have watched this anime quite a long time ago, but I feel compelled to write a short review for this one, for the sake of those people who might be missing this gem. If you’re a masochist who is frantically searching for a show that will make you tear up with its heart-wrenching […]

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BSP favoring a weak peso: too much faith on fiat?

June 13, 2013

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In response to plummeting exports and rising unemployment, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippine Central Bank or BSP), expressed an inclination towards having a weaker peso to remedy the below-satisfactory performance of Philippine exports. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is seen favoring a weakening of the peso against the dollar following the double-digit decline in […]

Posted in: Economics, Philippines

Hyouka: Mystery x Slice-of-life

June 13, 2013

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I’ve been hearing some noise about Kyoto Animation’s recent work, Hyouka, and decided to give it a try. Hyouka at face value is just your ordinary high school slice-of-life anime, a theme used by many anime nowadays, initially making it hard to distinguish it from the rest. However, with its superb art, unique plot elements […]

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Mawaru Penguindrum: Surreal and heartwarming

June 13, 2013

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Mawaru Penguindrum came to my knowledge not so long ago. This 2011 anime is produced by Brain’s Base, which also produced the more well-known Durarara!!. At first glance, the anime might just be like those good ol’ “magical girl” shows like Sailor Moon. But the proverb holds true: don’t judge the book by its cover. […]

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Recto and Salceda: The issue of the “selfish” rich

June 12, 2013

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Two government officials recently aired their resentment towards the “selfish” rich for keeping mum about the worsening poverty in the Philippines. A senator and a provincial governor, both of them economists, are blaming the “selfish” rich for the widening income inequality in the Philippines, which persists despite the economic growth in the first three years […]