Mandoran is back!?

5 Centimeters Per Second [Dual-Audio 1080p v2].mkv_snapshot_00.28.29_[2014.11.18_03.46.56]So, I think it’s been a whole year since I last posted something worth of notice. It’s been a heck of an emotional ride before I finally got to writing this post. In short, I decided to take a mental break after some personal circumstances. I stalled blogging my diary entries about my life in Japan since it became too much time consuming, a common problem of procrastination. Alas, I couldn’t find the time during my summer break since I had to write my final report and participated in two exchange programs. If people are interested, I could write about those in detail to wrap up the good things that happened during the latter part of the exchange.

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Chrouya

Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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Current Situation

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Now that we’re finally up-to-date and all, I can tell about the things that are on my to-do list before I leave to Japan… Again. Yes, I haven’t told you about that matter officially on this blog yet, so I’ll post that in the very near future, that’s probably tomorrow. But for now, I’ll fill you in on what’s actually going to appear on the site the coming week. It’s going to be quite the message, so you can skim to the parts that are interesting to you. But first of all, let me refer you to the pictures I made on my recent trip to the Kansai region of Japan. This was supposed to be an academic excursion but it’s really hard to make appointments when the other party is more than 2000 kilometres away from you. It ended up being more for leisure, but frankly I don’t really care too much about it. I have learnt quite a bit about leadership though, and I’ll carry this experience throughout my life. Go and check out the pictures over here… although I didn’t make that many in the end.

[2013] – Kansai Trip on Photobucket

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Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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And we’re back!

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Have some nice music since I have no picture to cover this post with.

Yes, I’ve been away for over a month, which isn’t a good thing as a blogger. The new year starts with a lot of resolutions but you’ll have to get used to the changes you’ll make in life. I wanted to leave out blogging until I was done with all my tests and papers of this semester, but sadly several deadlines have been extended so many times that there’s no gap between my first and second semester anymore. There might be some days of inactivity, but I will surely post all the release posts and lyrics I haven’t been able to post so far.

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Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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[Mandōran] Desk Diary

How saddened I was when I noticed there was no Kyōko on this poster...

Have you ever heard of Danny Choo’s OTACOOL? It’s quite interesting to see how far people can go to show their love for anime/manga. Me? Nah, I don’t go that far. I really like merchandise, but only when it serves a useful purpose. I just can’t get myself to buy figures, for example. It’s somehow not worth spending my money though. The only exception is posters. They’re cheap, and make the colours in my room. I guess I could show you my crib. (read: dormitory room)

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Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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[Mandoran] I’m back!

So, I’m here again, people. It has really been a while. True, it’s not only the Olympics that have kept me busy… but it’s one that kept me sitting in front of the TV for a long while. The Netherlands isn’t that big of a country, but we sure show we’re still out there somewhere. I usually don’t watch sports of the like (with Dota and StarCraft 2 being the only exceptions), but I do root for the Netherlands to win stuff. But when it comes to Judo, I’m always confused which country I should support, Japan or the Netherlands… One of the toughest decisions. Wait a minute…Shouldn’t I be writing on my blog once in a while? My schedule is so full (you might as well call it bloated), there was just no time. Until now.

By the way, has any of you noticed that the site has become a bit faster lately? If not, I guess you have some kind of wooden PC. Nah, just kidding (FYI: the Wooden PC joke is something mentioned a lot when DOTA players can’t connect to a game on time). I believe I showed you some bulky laptop last time I wrote about my server. Things have turned for the better, though. I scavenged enough scrap (read: money) to buy myself a new server. For the people interested, here are the current specs: Intel Pentium G620, Western Digital Green WD20EARX 2TB, Xigmatek Asgard II, Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, be quiet! Pure Power L7 300W, Corsair CMV8GX3M2A1333C9, MSI B75MA-P45

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Chrouya

Dutch student Japanologist, and founder of Mandoran. Likes everything about Modern Japan, including anime, manga, visual novels, bowling and gaming. Frequently found as translator or translation checker of fansub groups. His portfolio can be found on his dropbox website. Follow his actions on Twitter or send him a message at chrouya@gmail.com .

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