jinstevens Member since 2009/01/05

Level 4 Blogger / Level 14 Consultant. I keed keed. Worked most of my life in large companies, married, no kids, dog. Have a passion for games, anime and science fiction.

I write at two blogs:

Portland, OR, USA · Blogger, consultant · http://www.netharuka.com

Latest Activity

  • commented on 2009/04/19 01:15

    Haha. Didn't pay much attention to the chest, but on closer inspection...it is indeed a guy.

  • commented on 2009/04/19 00:38

    I love the one on the right in the Gothic Lolita style skirt with the Lucky Star ita guitar.

  • commented on 2009/04/19 00:32

    I'm going to have to brush up on my Korean too. I'll probably start off by trying to read your blog in Korean. Here's a SNSD clip you might enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy8WgU3h4oQ One thing about Korean otaku culture which seems different to me. Japan's otaku culture seems to be dominated by anime and manga. Korea's seems to be dominated by Kdramas and K-pop. At least that's how it appears from an outsider's perspective. I haven't been to Korea in some years, and while I see Korean culture blogs about Korean idols and such, I rarely see many about manhwa or native Korean anime. By the way, you should check out the many dance covers to Girls' Generation's Gee on Youtube. They range from very good to hilarious.

  • commented on 2009/04/16 23:12

    Thanks for another fun and interesting Week in Tokyo article, Danny. I always come back to read these even if I miss your other content.

  • commented on 2009/04/03 03:57

    No problem with it for the most part. Only I do think that it should be used as a part of daily cleaning rather than primping yourself all day...I think that looks very unmasculine. Even my wife, who uses make up, makes fun of men who look at their hair and face every ten minutes to check their appearance.

  • commented on 2009/04/01 10:02

    My goodness, so many comments. The dakimakura and oppai mouse pad look great, Danny!

  • commented on 2009/03/30 09:58

    I obviously own a dog (pictured as my avatar). ^^ The prices for dogs don't really seem that expensive. Pure bred dogs, especially the smaller breeds, can fetch anywhere from $500 - $1000 for common breeds, well over $2000 for exclusive designer ones (check out the prices for a Coton de Tulear for example). That's the going rates in Portland. I have health insurance on my dog, and it covers a substantial portion of my pet's health bill. I bought it when he was 2 when I started to notice that those $50ish trips to vet were adding up. Cost me $360 / year but worth it for the peace of mind it brings. Strangely, my wife and I went to Cold Stone this evening. No kawaii singing girls for us. It was two college aged guys singing the exact same song that was on your video. My wife liked it. :P

  • commented on 2009/03/27 11:32

    I'd come up with a good name, but I got distracted too. :P

  • commented on 2009/03/25 08:25

    Wow, it's actually called Cat Shit One. LOL

  • commented on 2009/03/25 07:27

    I'm still gaming (Dawn of War 2 at the moment), but not nearly as much as I used to. I think that will change when some upcoming triple A titles come to market (Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dragon Age). Those will get me to open up my wallet. With all due respect to Mirror's Edge and the like (I'm sure they're good games), they just aren't tempting enough.

  • commented on 2009/03/22 10:02

    I believe that the English rap part was performed by Nicole Jung who's Korean American.

  • commented on 2009/03/16 11:39

    Haha, very cute!

  • commented on 2009/03/12 18:37

    Woo cute!

  • commented on 2009/03/12 00:07

    My goodness, Danny, that Sushi looks amazing. I wouldn't have any hesitation scarfing that down.

  • commented on 2009/03/12 00:04

    It's so tiny, yet I don't think I'd like something without manual controls. I'd be paranoid that something will foul up my ability to choose what I wanted to listen to.

  • commented on 2009/03/12 00:02

    Seeing Ryuk from Death Note in there is hilarious.

  • commented on 2009/03/10 10:57

    Too bad the Strait Times somewhat marred an almost perfect time in Singapore. Unfortunately, I'm in the crowd that can't stand the smell of Durians. I've had an opportunity to eat one but I can't even get close to them. Maybe I'll bring nose plugs next time.

  • commented on 2009/03/10 02:48

    I buy the big 50 lb bags at my local Costco. The wife and I go through one in about a month. :p We eat a lot rice. Even my dog eats rice. Those cute anime packages of rice probably won't even last us a couple of days.

  • commented on 2009/03/10 01:12

    Kim Ha Neul is one of my wife's favorite actresses too. I've watched Jeon Ji-Hyun for a long time now...seems like she's grown up right in front of my eyes. That just sort of reminds me how old I've really become. Looking forward to the film, especially if they release in Korean.

  • commented on 2009/03/10 01:03

    haha good one!

  • commented on 2009/03/10 00:59

    That's actually better looking than the other Yoko you reviewed here. Quite surprised considering how good other one looked.

  • commented on 2009/03/09 09:32

    Seems like there's a lot of shows, but not very many worth watching (or to be fair, many that are not as well known). It's in contrast to past seasons where it seemed most of the shows were worth following.

  • commented on 2009/03/05 10:34

    Danny, haven't you done enough damage to my wallet? :( Incidentally, I like #10. ^^

  • commented on 2009/03/05 05:23

    Wow, so pretty!

  • commented on 2009/03/02 20:22

    There's no way I'd host even a part of my server, and I'm awed that you have enough confidence in your skills that you code, QA and host (at least a part of your site) on your own. I'm happy that my site is hosted by someone else. Even though there are some things about that arrangement that irks me, there are times that you're glad that someone else in handling hardware, network, physical issues. That way you can focus on writing, coding, marketing. Anyway, good job in getting the site back up. I know how agonizing it is to look for that one thing that makes the whole site go kaplooey.