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Sorry for late guys, it's such a frantic time that I merely have the time to update you ToT !!

Anyway, the list of the anime that I'm watching right now:
What about your picks?
Under the cut for my quick firt impressions! )

--And what about you, guys :D ?
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Returning from these 4 days of Romics, I'm here to share my experience this year, a bit different from the usual as I happened to assist in the gunpla section of Toys Hunter stand :D
A collaboration with the usual GIC, I was there with other members of the club to talk about Gundam and rec some cool kits to the people passing by and checking out the gunpla :3

As usual, under the cut for more and pics! )
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Yesterday has been a very full day of otaku activities for your Dae XD
First of all, I attended with some friends a Maid Cafe event dedicated to Sailor Moon, the Eternal Senshi, and next we went to a comic shop to celebrate the Batman Day... The guys of Gotham Shadows were doing their usual cosplay stuff! Amazing!
More pics under the cut! )
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I spent this summer visiting some cool exhibitions set in historical libraries dating the Baroque period (XVII century).
As I compiled articles dedicated to the exhibitions for my Rome Blog, here's the practical index where you can check all of them from a single page ;D
--In brackets is the theme of the exhibition :3 !
Biblioteca Alessandrina ("La Sapienza" of Borromini)
Biblioteca di Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte (Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo)
Biblioteca Casanatense (Lands and Flavours from the World in the Ages of Exploration)
Biblioteca Vallicelliana (Saint Filippo Neri)

The only one that I yet have to manage to visit is the Biblioteca Hertziana! That place is more difficult to access than the Pentagon XD !
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Ok guys, I finally found the courage to go through the thousand pics that I took to present you this joyful report on my (first) visit to the Expo 2015 of Milan!
More under the cut! )
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A little pause from my trip reports to tell you about an interesting booklet that I found in a cute book shop where Barbara brought me during my stay in Brescia.
The title is "Three Men make a Tiger", and it's a really fun and enlightening travel into Chinese culture through the analysis of its language.
The author is an Italian woman who worked as an interpreter for an Italian firm in China and her contribution to the issue is really original, as it considers the whole deal from a peculiar point of view.
In modern times, Chinese people and their culture is usually ignored, considered cheap, tacky or too flamboyant, expecially when it comes to its recent contribution to marketing: back in the days, China was famous for its marvellous pottery and paintings, now "Made in China" is the trademark for crappy shit.
And those of us who enjoy Japanese culture are those who came really easily to consider that whole country and its citizens as "crappy shit": Japanese people are more elegant, more beautiful, more civilized. It's really important to know everything about them, even when you realize yourself that whatever the Japanese guys do is pretty much a softened version of something that people in China did 2000 years earlier...

..."Three Men make a Tiger" doesn't mean something along the lines of "There's Strenght in Numbers", but it's a motto against gossiping, or to consider rumors as the truth.
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I spent the past three days in Brescia to meet with my dear friend Barbara and to visit the Expo of Milan--
--Here's a short report about my tour of the city, obviously filled with pictures! )
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--How is your summer going? Here over Europe we're facing one of those terrible heatstrokes from Africa... This year, though, it looks like it's the Northern countries who are dealing with the worst temperatures, but here in Italy, or at least, here in Rome and its suburbs, your Dae is tortured by humidity, feeling as if she's breathing straight from a hair dryer T^T
I look forward to the upcoming storms, even if it means getting flooded like usual. At least one can breath during a downpour!!

Little comfort comes from the anime season.
Summer anime seasons tend to be quite pitiful, and this year is no exception, so this is the situation of my current watching list:
Out of the various series that I took into consideration, only two were spared from my insults, Ranpo Kitan and Aoharu x Kikanjuu. I hope that Ranpo won't disappoint me like "UN-GO", another series inspired by the works of a popular Japanese writer-- But from the first episodes, despite some main characters that I can barely stomach (read: Kobayashi), I felt as if I'll probably see something that will remind me of the awesomeness of "Mouryo no Hako"... As for Aoharu, at first it looked like some silly shonen-ai series, but when I realized that Tsubasa was actually a girl and that she's pretty awesome, I got intrigued XD The theme of the series is soft-air and survival games, it may be interesting, so I decided to give it a try! The first episode was quite fun!
A little note on my "leftovers" from the previous season: Ore Monogatari!! is probably my favourite series of the lot XD I wasn't expecting it to be so fun and entertaining! And please note the second chance that I'm giving to Gundam Seed: I dropped it after 12 episodes at first, but now a group of fans are *dubbing* it in Italian, so I decided to rewatch it-- The releases are quite slow (for obvious reasons!), so I have the time to "digest" them XD We'll see what happens--

Well, see you when the temperatures will get back to normal! It's just a bother to stay in front of the PC, now D'x !
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Again, some yaoi subtexties from my cuties:

Good boys >//< !!
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The Expo brought another excuse for the release of random limited edition stuff to eat.
Here are the first experiments, that your Dae tried out for you <3

The first was the beer flavoured with ingredients typical of certain Italian regions by Moretti.
Out of the four choices I picked the Siciliana, flavored with orange blossoms ("Zagara"), and the Friulana, flavoured with Reinette apple ("Renetta").

If there's something that I can't stand is flavoured beer, so I picked what looked like the more incospicious flavours... Fortunately, though, the "alien flavours" are quite vague if not non-existant compared to the beer's, and the most that you notice is a peculiar note in their fragrance if smelled with attention.
It should have felt a bit like a fraud, but I was quite glad that my beer didn't taste like apple x'DDD
--Next time I'll try the Piemontese, flavoured with cranberries and rice!

The second new shit was a set of hamburgers by McDonald's!
Out of the two choices, I picked the Veggie, that sounded like something crazy XD The special edition burger is said to take inspiration from Indian cuisine (I wonder how, maybe just because Indian cooking is one with a strong Vegetarian tradition?) with an abuse of Italian flavours: so here's a "red pesto" sauce (I tasted some red peppers in there-- Yum...) and smoked scamorza cheese.
Guys, I devoured this stuff in a second ._. It was very good (for McDonald's standard, of course!) ;_; And when I went there again to try the Angus burger, I just gave up and took another Veggie ToT;
--These burgers will be available only 'til June 9... I'm waiting to see what will come next :DD
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It's been a while that I wanted to read this beautiful manga of Fuyumi Soryo dedicated to the figure of Cesare Borgia, and finally I managed to buy the whole complete thing :D
Under the cut for pretty boys and not XD )
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Awwww, yesterday night I've been up to see the Opening Ceremony of the Expo 2015 :D
It's been a rollercoaster, but I'm glad that in the end we managed to finish everything per time T^T/
In a few minutes the Expo will start officially, I hope that the idiots of the so-called "antagonist movements" will be adequately abused by the police (expecially those coming from Germany and France) D: !

Anyway, as I told you I watched the whole thing on TV, 'cause I'm really excited and curious about it, and assuming that I won't manage to visit 'cause work will kill me, at least I wanted to check the thing on TV XD
I must say that I liked the design of the stage mirroring the look of the Duomo!
More impressions under the cut! )
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--I don't know if the Muller uses such embarassing things only for the Italian market, but today I found this and I fantasized about an Indian cutie sitting on my knees T^T !
Yummy! )
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So, as you may imagine, the past weekend I attended Romics as usual-- I was supposed to have some strategic shopping and enjoy some events but NO, I just met with my GIC friends for some promotional cosplay of sort-- It's been fun, as we got to meet lots of new Gundam fans and take idiotic pictures, but I missed my otaku activities T^T Yeah, cosplaying can be quite a bother-- But as it's the main feature of my con attendance, I'll just bother you about how I fixed my "old" costume into a fancier one!
As you know, Kycilia Zabi is my favourite female character of the series, if possible, my favourite female character of the whole saga, all the AU, spin-offs and alternative timelines involved-- )
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The weather is getting mild, cute daisies are popping up on every bit of grass, the need to take naps after lunch increases-- SPRING IS IN THE AIR, and so is the new Spring Anime Season!

What are you going to watch? Here are my picks for this year:
Puny list, uh..? Well, this season shows itself as quite shitty.

Some series that I'll check, but I'm not sure if I'll follow, are Ore Monogatari!! and Eikoku Ikke, Nihon o Taberu. This last one intrigues me to no end, but I'm afraid it'll be one of those "OMG, Japanese food is the best in the world!!" featuring Wapaneses (Englishmen on top of it!!) and I don't think that I can stomach something like this (considering the past episode about pizza on Koufuku Graffiti x'DD What was that?!)...
I'm also intrigued by Arslan Senki but who knows-- I'm not in the mood for pseudo-historical/fantasy stuff, but I need some honest action series...

We'll see!
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Here I am, talking again about my cute Zakus!
Here above you can see the R-types of my collection in all their glory.
This kit is available in HG scale only for the custom version, or those piloted by the aces of Zeon. )
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Oooh, this morning I got to buy myself some Katsura's goodies:
Under the cut for Zetman fangirling! )

Gah, I need doujinshi, like, NOW ♥
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Speaking of my last trip to Sicily, here's the talking about the food that I promised you ;D
First of all-- )

--And that's it!
Damn, thinking about all that nice food, I got hungry again >3> ...
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Ok, I'm finally up to share my last adventure in the mysterious lands of Italy XD This time I'll entertain you with a quick report on my trip to Sicily!
For this post I'll just focus on the touristic spots, look forward to the next one for food ^^ )

--Well then, baciamo le mani!


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