Arcticu Kitsu's blog

A Canadian view of Anime figures, events, and things foreign.

Arcticu Kitsu's blog - A Canadian view of Anime figures, events, and things foreign.

[Experiences] Learning A Language & Language Awkwardness

Hello. I thought I’d try hitting a topic hitting more personally and more familiar with those taking their love for Japan, or other nation, more seriously. Learning a language, finding themselves in awkward situations, and just any ‘touristy’ opinions. Perspective of this article being in a Canadian, Slovak, and Japanese perspective of experiences.

– Slovakia – Bratislava – UFO Bridge. (2008)

(All images taken with a Sony W170/120 & Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens from my travels.)

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[Movie] Modra

This movie took me a couple years just to get my hands on it. I ended up having to set it to record on Bell Fibe’s PVR recording overnight to allow for me to watch it during the afternoon. I’ve been curious and wanting to see how this movie played out. I was curious to see what I would recognize from my many visits there and to see Modra from a fellow Canadian’s perspective.

– Teen romance set in Modra Slovakia.

(All images taken from the official site; Would like to apologize for any nostalgic ramblings, but do hope you enjoy them.)

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Cuba trip – Part 3/Final

Hey, thought I’d add the final article containing pictures from my second camera. Ya, I did take hordes of images with both my cameras. Hope you guys and gals took the time to check out the two previous articles containing the main trip summary and the Figma photo shoot attempts. Enjoy, and thanks for lurking ^^. I also added two special images at the bottom of the article, hope you like.

(Link – MySite)

(All images taken with a Sony W170 and video with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Figma’s Cuban Vacation

A continuation of my trip as I’m a big Figma fan. I just had to bring my Figma’s along for this trip as I never really took images in Europe as they were all indoor shots. I brought Figma Haruhi and Revoltech Saber along with me to Europe back in August-September 2008. I brought Casual Saber and Signum to Sharbot Lake and now took summer Haruhi & Mikuru, Ryomou, and Casual Saber. Why? Why not? I love taking images of Figmas, even more so when on foreign lands.

(Link – MySite)

(This article contains 27 images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Cuba Trip – 2010

Cuba! After being taunted and continuously “pushed” to go to Cuba by a friend I finally went along with him. I took off to Cuba on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 and returned yesterday (Friday, June 4th, 2010).  It was an excellent 7 day trip to Cuba with a great chance to experience a different lifestyle and way of life. I stayed at Playa de Oro, Varadero, and had a one day trip to Havana on a bus tour.

(Link – MySite)

(All images and video taken with a Lumix GF1 – pancake lens. 97 images contained within this article.)

– Figma images in second Cuba article (next one over).

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Ottawa Tulip – P3 & Ottawa tour

Part three of the Tulip Festival with an added and continued downtown Ottawa tour. Basically got stuck in the same place due to the incoming storm but it started off differently. I decided to finally get around to showing you guys and gals a long wall of graffiti that other locals and photographers tend to photograph. You may want to view this in large to make out the fine details.

(Link – MySite)

(All images and videos were taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. Article contains 57 images and 2 videos.)

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Ottawa Tulip Festival – Part 1

The Canada-Netherland’s 2010 Tulip Festival – explained here. This article will cover the International Pavilion at Major’s Hill Park and the various other two food tents related to the Pavilion.

(Link – Mysite)

(All images and videos taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. The article contains 88 images and three embedded videos. Hope people have fast internet or patience to wait out the loading.)

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Sharbot Lake trip w/Figma Saber & Signum

For those that have been lurking on my forum may have noticed a “trend” of me saying “for a change of scenery I decided to  -here- to take pictures of Figmas“. Well, to continue that trend I shall now say:

For a change of scenery I decided to take pictures of my Figma’s outside of Ottawa, at Sharbrot Lake.

Only for Figmas? Of course not. I assisted with some minor tasks. Taking pictures of Figmas was just me taking advantage of different scenery.

(Link – MySite)

(All images were taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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