Monday, March 06, 2006

M Update

Welcome anime watchers! For those that just visit the website every Monday and Thursday, you've missed out on a ton of stuff over the weekend!

To summerize site news:

1. Drawing board has updated flip book. It is under the chat window. The drawing board also has its own Live Chat now!

This same Live Chat window has been added to this blog. Just look to your left now!

2. Blog now has ads. This will help support Ani-Pock. More information on Google Ads.

3. I'm still taking suggestions for the link section on the right side bar. What other web comics would you suggest? Post suggestions in the comments section at the end of this post.
Registration is not required.

5. Blog updates will be more frequent, with focus on Japanese Culture. You can see the few past days as an example:

SU Update (Saturday)
FR Update (Friday)
TH Update (Catching the drift?)

Or you could just scroll down. This blog should be updated everyday or every other day during times of heavy school work. I hope you find the polls and Japanese Culture bits interesting.

Now showing on Ani-Pock Anime:

Rizelmine Episode 3
Bleach Episode 26
Pita Ten Episode 5

Japanese Culture: Japan's Olympic Gold Medalist: Shizuka Arakawa

"Shizuka Arakawa, whose gold in the women's figure skating was Japan's only medal at the Turin Winter Olympic Games, performs her trademark stretch-back ina bauer element during a Figure Skating Exhibition in Tokyo on Saturday. " (AP Photo)

Ok, so I know this is a bit late, but after her performance (Click to watch it on YouTube now!!) at the Olympics, she is practically a superstar now!

(Japan Economic Newswire Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)TOKYO, March 4 (Kyodo): Winter Olympic women's figure skating gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa delighted a crowd of almost 10,000 on Saturday with a homecoming performance at a star-studded exhibition in Tokyo.

The last skater to take the ice at the "Theater On Ice," a show featuring Olympic medalists, Arakawa did not disappoint her adoring fans at Ariake Colosseum in her first skate since her victory in Turin.
Lots more of her photos can be found here.

Ah and before I leave, the poll:

11:29 Update: Citizen's Eco-Be!
I come across all sorts of strange and interesting articles. Here is one that fits the Japanese culture theme I promised!

On March 6 in Osaka, Japan, Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. (Tokyo) unveiled a mini-robot driven by a small wristwatch motor.

The two-wheeled robot — called “Eco-Be!” — is 1.8 cm wide and 2.5 cm tall and is operated via infrared remote control.

At the unveiling, the tiny robot demonstrated the ability to move forward and backward, as well as turn smoothly from side to side. Eco-Be!, which is powered by watch batteries and features low power consumption, will make an appearance at RoboCup 2006 in Germany this June.

Citizen president Makoto Umehara says he hopes Eco-Be! will prove useful in the development of smaller and lighter weight robots. The company will conduct further research with Osaka University to improve the robot’s performance.

But more intersting is this Japanese method of unpealing a potato in ONE step!

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At 7:25 AM, Blogger Pocky said...

Hi, if you answered 'poor' on the poll, please let me know how I can improve. Thanks

At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Meyume said...

AHhhh! I'm goi ng to try the potato thing! =D

I'll have to tell my dad, but he wont beleive it, hahaha

Word Verification: None (awwwwwww)

At 9:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commenting on the web-comic thing, but has anyone suggested Penny-Arcade? I enjoy reading that every so often...


At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Kamisori said...

Is that Potato Peeling from...
I can't remember the name...
Arrrgh! Ken (From V6) Family show?
I can't remember the name... but they show many helpful tips of things around the house.

Like how to change different sized mechanical pencil lead to HB.
Or making different coloured Ramen using vegetables. Stuff like that...

At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Kamisori said...

Oh... sorry I forgot...
But Thanks for the footage from the Olympics!
I'm saving it to my comp as I type this!
WoW! She sure is ... Umm.. bendy?


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