Cabrillo National Monument – First Time Visit

Today, in my Oceanography class, we took a field trip to the Cabrillo National Monument tide pools. It was my first time and I had a lot of fun. Here are some of

the pictures I took.


If you live in San Diego, I strongly recommend visiting this national park and taking the time to explore. Mind your step, though, as it is quite slippery around here and pay attention to the tide.

Figure: Megumin Nendoroid (#725)

My new Nendoroid Megumin figure.

Yesterday, as a Valentine’s Day gift, my girlfriend got me the Megumin Nendoroid! I was really excited for this as Megumin is one of my favorite characters in anime.

If you do not know, Megumin is an arch wizard who loves explosions from Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!, otherwise known as: KonoSuba. KonoSuba is originally a light novel by Natsume Akatsuki, until it then became an anime. To be honest, though, I got into KonoSuba through the anime and am greatly looking forward to buying the light novels.


Like the Amatsukaze one, she has several different customization options, including three different facial expressions, her staff, her eye-patch, and even the little glint she has in her eyes at times. It is also of consistent, high quality. The small little details, like the moveable belt, just adds to the overall craftsmanship of this figure.


In this case, I chose to start her out with her nervous face because I  thought it was just so cute.

Setting her up was a breeze this time, since last time I didn’t know what to do. In a way, the instructions are vague, but after realizing some things, putting it all together is super simple.

And, alas, this is the second of many Nendoroids to come. I just need to figure out a place to house them in, alongside my other and future figures, rather than using my dresser.

So go ahead and check out Good Smile Comapny’s website and buy a Nendoroid!

Figure: Amatsukaze Nendoroid (#459)

My new Nendoroid Amatsukaze figure.

Today I got my first Nendoroid from Good Smile Company! Ever since I got the prize figure version of Amatsukaze for Christmas from my girlfriend, I could not help myself but get the adorable Nendoroid release of Amatsukaze. It is just so delightful.


She also comes with a lot of different customizations, like different faces, different torso, and even her Rensouhou has different styles to it. I really like the diversity in things you can do, just to switch it up once in awhile.

Of course, never really owning a Nendoroid, I was quite confused when setting it up. Especially the little stand that supports her, I got lost on how to get it to hook up to the base, but it made sense when I looked up some YouTube videos of other figures and saw that some parts connect to make everything else work out.


I greatly recommend this figure. It’s cute, it’s customizable, and it is very high quality. You can pick up a Nendoroid at Good Smile Company’s website by clicking here. I greatly recommend them and am looking forward to getting more.

About my Novel

A status update about my first novel.

I have never written a book before, so the process is quite challenging, especially since I wish to write so many (and on top of everything else I have to deal with). However, I know that I need to focus on the first one that I am writing The Ruins of Desolation.

I have everything outlined and even have room for things I wish to add in or remove, it is all seemingly ready to complete. I even wrote a first draft, but I am completely unhappy with it. However, I understand that this will be my first book. It is never going to be as perfect as I would like it.

So, I had an idea.

Just like Charles Dickens with his serialized novels, where each chapter was released one at a time in a newspaper, I have decided to do the same with my blog. I will release one chapter at a time here on my website for all of you to read.

I will make an effort to finalize my thoughts on each chapter, but do not expect this to be the case with all of the chapters, though most will just be fixing minor errors such as punctuation.

Then, after all is said and done, I will release the novel for sale as an e-Book and work out how to get it printed out and have a link to purchase it.

I have always been fascinated by Dickens’ use with this, as well as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s use, because it is a nice way to build the same type of suspense from that which you find in TV shows.

Will I do this with all my books? I do not know, but we will see. However, I hope that you enjoy The Ruins of Desolation and the books that I release to come.

Thank you so much.

Happy New Year!