Super Mario Galaxy: A Game of Two Halves

I was one of the many people who never really got to play Mario Galaxy before, and now with the new Super Mario 3D All Stars collection I have my chance! I will be reviewing the games individually, only reviewing after playing one fully to completion. As this takes time, I have only completed Mario … Continue reading Super Mario Galaxy: A Game of Two Halves

Why You Should Watch Jackie Chan Films

It's always strange to pick up a strong interest in something you had previously overlooked. I went from watching Jackie Chan DVD's loaned to me by a friend, to physically buying the DVD's myself, to creating a website to catalog which Jackie Chan films you've seen and all in less than one month, and without … Continue reading Why You Should Watch Jackie Chan Films

我学中文一年了,我的中文怎么样?

我学中文学了一年了,现在我的中文怎么样?对我来说我的中文还是非常差,但是我的进步很快。我今年用了很多时间学听力和阅读。因为我很少学口语和写作,所以我的听力和阅读能力比写作和口语好。我还没考HSK4是因为新冠病毒,我要是去考试肯定会通过。 如果我很少说中文,很少写汉字,我怎么学习?看电影,看电视剧, 看书。现在我一边写中文一边听有声小说,叫“查理和巧克力工厂” 因为我的中文水平不错,所以我可以看各种中国的娱乐节目和书,但是我并不是都明白。这是我学习的方法。看电影的时候,如果我不明白,我就查那个我不知道的词的意思。我不会去试图记住这个词,只是想明白我现在看的句子。因为翻译很快,我可以享受中国电影,所以学习不会让我感觉太烦。 学习的开始最难了,因为每个词你都不知道,所以你必须要学基础的词。可是一但你学完基础的词和语法你可以更多享受学习。我看过 ‘Well intended love’, ‘Accidently in Love’ and ‘Take my brother away’  (这个电视剧在Netflix上所以不知道中文名)都比学基础的东西有有意思,而且有用。 虽然这些节目很有意思,但是看它们还是让我累了。大部分的中国电视剧都是45分钟。因为我有工作,工作以后难以看45分钟的电视剧,所以我用‘LINGQ’看书。 你想要学中文的话,我最推荐看书。首先书很方便。你有5分钟或者5个小时的话都可以看书。不用看完45分钟的节目,你在想看的时候可以随便看书。中文口语是中文的一部分。书里不仅有中文口语,还有比较复杂的句子,描述的句子很多。还有,看书很慢,如果你想,就可以花时间让你明白每一个句子! 现在我的方法不是每天试图记住很多生词。我就是享受用中文接触各种的有意思的中国的视频和书。虽然我没有试图记住词,但是我还渐渐学会了新的词。你看书的时候会看到同一个词很多次,因为你看过这个词很多次,你自然会记住那个词。多有意思和好玩的方法! 我自信有一天可以说流利的中文。在我达到那个水平之前,我打算继续享受学习中文!   谢谢你们来看我的博客文章!如果你有学习的建议请告诉我! 我差不多每年发一个中文博客文章,如果人们喜欢的话,我可以发更多的文章!谢谢!  

Can you Beat Ocarina of Time With No Magic and Three Heart Containers? – Forest Temple – Spirit Temple

Welcome to the Ocarina of Time Majoras’ Mask continuity run! Where I (a normal person with no knowledge of speedruns or glitches) will try and beat Ocarina of Time without a magic bar and just three hearts! Full rules can be found here. But more or less we will play the game in the usual way, … Continue reading Can you Beat Ocarina of Time With No Magic and Three Heart Containers? – Forest Temple – Spirit Temple

Can You Beat Ocarina of Time With No Magic and Three Heart Containers? – Child Link to Adult Link

Welcome to the Ocarina of Time Majoras' Mask continuity run! Where I (a normal person with no knowledge of speedruns or glitches) will try and beat Ocarina of Time without a magic bar and just three hearts! Full rules can be found here. But more or less we will play the game in the usual … Continue reading Can You Beat Ocarina of Time With No Magic and Three Heart Containers? – Child Link to Adult Link

From HSK2 to HSK3 – Thoughts on HSK, And The Different Methods of Language Learning

On December 1st I took my HSK2 exam after roughly six months of preparation, I knew beforehand that I would pass, as even months before that I found that I could pass the HSK2 exam, and I had only learned more since then. My test results came back, so how did I do? Well pretty … Continue reading From HSK2 to HSK3 – Thoughts on HSK, And The Different Methods of Language Learning

Outgrowing God By Richard Dawkins – Book Review

Outgrowing God fills in a much needed gap in atheist literature. Though there are many books for adults there isn't necessarily a popular or famous one intended to be more accessible for a young audience. This book seems to solve these problems, but how well? When you think of marketing books towards a younger audience … Continue reading Outgrowing God By Richard Dawkins – Book Review

I Wear Christian T-Shirts|World of A Neutral God| New Testament Worse than Old|Afterlife|Deathbed Conversions

It's been a while since I made a blog post, so I thought I'd make a simple post about what I'm thinking about right now. The issue is, that you can always make time for things that you like, unfortunately blogging doesn't fall into one of these things. Not that I don't like blogging, I … Continue reading I Wear Christian T-Shirts|World of A Neutral God| New Testament Worse than Old|Afterlife|Deathbed Conversions

我忘了吃月饼!

今天我刚记得我应该吃了月饼,但是我太迟到了!中秋节是两个星期前!当中秋节的时候你只可以买月饼! 好的,好的,好的 我为什么忘了? 你知道了我是英国人吗。。。好的, 你知道了。 在英国找月饼非常难!我有一些中国朋友们但是,他们都住在谢菲尔德。 当中秋节的时候我住在了诺丁汉,我这个周开始住在谢菲尔德! 我不认为它很重要, 但是我还要尝 哈哈哈哈 因为明天是中华人民共和国国庆日所以我要写一个中文博客文章! 如果我的中文不好,对不起。我四个月前开始学习!请有耐心!如果我有错,请告诉我! 我以后要写很多的英国博客文章,可是我也要写一些的中文博客文章! 你认为什么?请告诉我! 再见!

Thoughts On Monty Python’s Infamous, Insensitive Crucifixion Scene

The controversy of Monty Python's The Life of Brian has mostly passed, and that's because the message of their film was not intended to be controversial. As John Cleese and Michael Palin say in their debate about the nature of the film, it is by no means intended to debunk Christ. It is far too … Continue reading Thoughts On Monty Python’s Infamous, Insensitive Crucifixion Scene

The Smell of Burning – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 30

Our story so far: Rick has been executed, with nobody being able to win the tournament anymore, they must do everything they can to prevent the tournament from continuing, as the alternative is the destruction of the kingdom. Rob had never told us what his plan was, however, collectively I could guess that we had … Continue reading The Smell of Burning – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 30

You’ve Thought About Eternity for 25 Minutes, and Think You’ve Reached Some Meaningful Conclusions?

How long is infinity? Let's take a massive huge number, let's say a google, that is a number starting with a one, and then a following 100 zero's. This is a number that towers over the length of time that the total number of humans on this planet ever has lived combined in years, and … Continue reading You’ve Thought About Eternity for 25 Minutes, and Think You’ve Reached Some Meaningful Conclusions?

Negotiation – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 28

The story so far: The group has been prevented from continuing in the tournament from a group of criminals who attacked them. They now go to the tournament organisers to attempt to place them back in the tournament, as missing their matches weren't their fault. This would be the first time we encountered the corrupt … Continue reading Negotiation – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 28

Getting Back to the Tournament Grounds – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 27

The story so far: After Ricks fight, the group returned to find that their tent, and all of their belongings had been stolen and taken. Deeming that it wasn't safe, they found a house outside of the city. But now they have to deal with getting back to the tournament grounds. Kil and Maron are … Continue reading Getting Back to the Tournament Grounds – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 27

Why I hope Yahweh is Not Real – Comments, Thoughts, and Responses

Obviously I released a post titled "God is not real" and there was a heck of a lot of discussion! You can find my initial argument here. However to summarise it, I don't want any God to exist, because as a minimum, any religion being correct would result in 72% of the population having eternal … Continue reading Why I hope Yahweh is Not Real – Comments, Thoughts, and Responses

How Bad Shows get Over-hyped – Using Kid’s Cartoon’s as Examples

Big head son, little head daddy is a series that brings a smile upon every person's face who has known it and grown up with it. The series has been recommended to me by multiple people and followed up with by friends to see what I thought about it. However, much to their disappointment it … Continue reading How Bad Shows get Over-hyped – Using Kid’s Cartoon’s as Examples

I Like These Scenes In Drama A Lot – And I Still Dislike Superlative Questions the Most!

See the kind of joke in the title? Yeah that kind of thing is my favourite. Yesterday I hoped that I would not be asked for a superlative question, and I thought I had nearly gotten away with it, but I hadn't. Today I need "A picture of your favourite scene in an Asian drama" … Continue reading I Like These Scenes In Drama A Lot – And I Still Dislike Superlative Questions the Most!

Introductions Count For Characters, Please Use Better Writing!

If you introduce a character to be a certain way, then if they suddenly change in the next episode for seemingly no reason then it's kind of clear that there was an error with the characters introduction as they seemingly give off the wrong impression. The character like this for me was Chu Yun from … Continue reading Introductions Count For Characters, Please Use Better Writing!

This Has To Be The Most Messed Up Start To A Relationship In Asian Drama!

Netflix has a certain drama called "Well-Intended Love" and if I'm being completely honest, "Well-Intended" are the only really good ways to describe it. Because although it's fine now, and smooth sailing, it wasn't always like that. Let me tell you the story of how these couples came to be. A person called Ling was … Continue reading This Has To Be The Most Messed Up Start To A Relationship In Asian Drama!

To Download or To Stream…To Pirate or To Buy… What To Do? Yeah… What To Do?

Should you stream or download? It's a question asked surprisingly a lot yet I don't personally think there should be much of a debate. Surely it's stream right? Like why bother downloading when it's freely available right there? I might see it like this. Streaming is more convenient, whereas downloading (and we all know we're … Continue reading To Download or To Stream…To Pirate or To Buy… What To Do? Yeah… What To Do?

My Worst Asian Drama Experience Was With “The Handmaiden”

I cannot really talk about the worst Asian Drama's I've seen, because I've honestly seen so little bad that I don't want to talk about it, because it would be unfair on the thing I was talking about. So instead how about we talk about some really, really bad viewing experiences. So enter the handmaiden, … Continue reading My Worst Asian Drama Experience Was With “The Handmaiden”

Please Sub The Rest of IPartment! (And the Rest of The Asian Drama’s I Like) – Where My Chinese Subs At?

I am currently watching several Asian Drama's however one of these is "IPartment" or "ai qing gong yu" and if you want a brief description of what you might be in for by watching it, it's like China's absurd version of "Friends" - or so I've been told. I've not actually seen "Friends" Essentially we … Continue reading Please Sub The Rest of IPartment! (And the Rest of The Asian Drama’s I Like) – Where My Chinese Subs At?

Why I Avoid Live Action Adaptations From Anime And Manga – Using Liar Game As An Example

Before I even got into Asian Drama's I was a fan of this manga called Liar Game, and thought it would be interesting if there was an anime adaptation of it. There wasn't so I settled on watching, and actually reviewing episodically the Japanese version of Liar Game. I didn't watch it out of enjoying … Continue reading Why I Avoid Live Action Adaptations From Anime And Manga – Using Liar Game As An Example

How To Use Memrise Effectively – Or How I Learned Three Hundred and Four Words in Three Weeks (at least)

I don't know if 304 words sounds like a lot for three weeks, after-all 14-15 words a day sounds doable. However I must also specify that this was alongside a lot of grammar study and hanzi memorisation. As well as that, this only accounts for words used by memrise, I didn't actually use it very … Continue reading How To Use Memrise Effectively – Or How I Learned Three Hundred and Four Words in Three Weeks (at least)

Learning Chinese Update: Why I Purposely Broke My 61 Day Language Learning Streak on Duolingo

A while ago I announced that I was going to learn Chinese, and I also did a review of Duolingo's Chinese course praising it a lot. So consider this a part two to both of those posts. Duolingo is great for getting you through the door, getting you into the routine of things, and making … Continue reading Learning Chinese Update: Why I Purposely Broke My 61 Day Language Learning Streak on Duolingo

So What Happened to Kaiji? Kaiji Part 6 – Chapter 62 – Revelation – Review

So I know all of you have been waiting with baited breath to finally find out what happened to Kaiji! This section of the manga, with Kaiji planning his escape and then executing it has taken 22 chapters and now it seems like it's finally over! While it was great for most of it, there … Continue reading So What Happened to Kaiji? Kaiji Part 6 – Chapter 62 – Revelation – Review

Goodnight Future Kings and Queens of Sevren – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 25

First of all, thank god this chapter is out of the way. If you want a primary explanation for why this book has taken so long to release, this chapter is it. You'll see what I mean later, and I'm still quite conflicted about it. Our story so far is that the group has decided … Continue reading Goodnight Future Kings and Queens of Sevren – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 25

Liar Game Korean Version – Thoughts on Episode 1

Read the manga, then read this. Yes we're starting down this route again! For those who where wondering what happened to the last series, where I reviewed the Japanese adaption of liar game, I literally just got bored and stopped watching. Here's hoping that this doesn't happen here! Unlike the Japanese liar game the Korean … Continue reading Liar Game Korean Version – Thoughts on Episode 1

New Laptop Today! – What Baggage you should immediately remove from Windows 10

Since it was my birthday on Friday I of course got my birthday present today, which there is ten minutes left of, but the reasons why that is the case will become more clear. The laptop is a windows 10 gaming laptop which I bought with the philosophy "if it can play monster hunter world, … Continue reading New Laptop Today! – What Baggage you should immediately remove from Windows 10

What I Watched In January (Recommendations and Reviews of Anime and Manga)

Sorry for not keeping up with blogging lately much like I've not been blogging I've not been watching a lot of anime either! So this list might be short but hopefully you'll find something you like! Animal Crossing There is actually an animal crossing movie! Yeah it's pretty good, and a very relaxing experience to … Continue reading What I Watched In January (Recommendations and Reviews of Anime and Manga)

The Book of Contestants – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 23

First of all I want to give a massive thank you to Moyatori who edited this chapter and made it possible for you to read today. I recommend checking her blog out for a variety of different anime content! Releasing this story has been taking an insanely long time so I'm very thankful for the massive … Continue reading The Book of Contestants – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 23

I Was Always There To Catch You – The Stone of The Conqueror – Epilogue

I threw it with my eyes closed and then the two of them were gone. Both James and Darlon were away from the window and all I could do was hope beyond hope that the stone I threw was the correct one. “James!” I shouted. “Brian!” I heard in response. It was James’ voice “Was … Continue reading I Was Always There To Catch You – The Stone of The Conqueror – Epilogue

The Stone of the Conqueror – The Stone of the Conqueror – Chapter 10

This was a real dilemma. If I had the stone I would be able to win against the magician easily proving that he didn’t swap it. However if it was lost Darlon would be able to overpower me easily, and it was a losing battle. “I am not going back in there.” Brian said to … Continue reading The Stone of the Conqueror – The Stone of the Conqueror – Chapter 10

The Mansion in Edgeland – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 7

The sight of the magician’s home was magnificent. It was huge as told on the wanted poster. It was both awe inspiring and terrifying, since we would have to trick the tyrant living there. The mansion was made of new stone bricks, with large dusty windows on every level at small intervals. It was decorated … Continue reading The Mansion in Edgeland – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 7

Insights From A Fruit Seller – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 3

The stocks were painful yet bearable. The pain had peaked on the first day until I got more used to the soreness. Now it was just boring if I ignored the hunger and dehydration. At the very least I hoped that I would see excitement in the city again, enthusiasm on people’s faces would be … Continue reading Insights From A Fruit Seller – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 3

The Treachery in Ipalés – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 2

The trip to Ipalés was unexpectedly short and somewhat unnerving. The usual golden sun became shrouded in clouds, creating rather pleasant hiking conditions. However the clouds had made the evenings darker sooner, not just because they appeared earlier in the day, the clouds were distinctly darker as well. The routes up the mountain to Ipalés … Continue reading The Treachery in Ipalés – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 2

The Stone In The River – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 1

The famous trinket of Evren’s rich, entitled prince was lost, and all of royalty was hell bent on retrieving it. Bards sang of the economic prosperity it brought as well as the victories it would bring to those who possessed it on the battle field. The importance of the artifact could not be understated, and … Continue reading The Stone In The River – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 1

Anime News Network Released Cult Propaganda? What Happened on 3rd of January 2019

On the 3rd of January 2019 anime news network put out a paid advertisement for a movie advertising the cult "happy science" and it caused some outrage. After realizing their mistake they removed it on the same day it was up. This was actually being written while the post was still up and has now … Continue reading Anime News Network Released Cult Propaganda? What Happened on 3rd of January 2019

Why I Love Gantz’s Manga – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 12!

Happy Christmas all of you! I hope that you're having a lovely Christmas day! Now let's talk about Gantz's manga because it's great. Here's why. I like being able to read through manga insanely quickly. I don't think we should be coming to manga for book reading. The art is the main appeal for me … Continue reading Why I Love Gantz’s Manga – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 12!