NG Five is the singing group consisting of the five voice actors that played the five Samurai Troopers (
Takeshi Kusao, Hiroshi Takemura, Tomohiro Nishimura, Daiki Nakamura, and Nozomu Sasaki). After making CDs for the show, I guess they wanted to keep making music so they formed a singing group (yes, even the one who played Touma lol).
NG Five stayed together from 1989-1990 and released two CDs. I haven’t heard every one of their songs, but so far, I like the music of the Samurai Trooper CDs better. Youtuber
aapchomo has posted a few of their songs online. It is fun to hear the familiar voices sing something different.
do you have any book recs? heading out to purchase some books tomorrow, fiction and poetry are mainly my thing, but i'll really read anything if it captivates me enough. thank you in advance!
i haven’t read a ton of poetry so i can’t help you there, but i posted some novel recs here and here. more recently i’ve read:
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, which is her second book for adults and i didn’t like it as much as landline but it’s very sweet and the setting made me weirdly nostalgic for my childhood.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, which i haven’t finished (or really actually even gotten very far into) but i’m expecting it to be beautiful when i finally sit down and read it.
The Best American Non-Required Reading collections; i have 2014, 2015, and 2016, as well as an older one (2007 or 2008) and i’ve been tabbing pages i want to read with my creative writing class. they’re unique story collections with some bits of graphic novels and other fun things thrown in.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han, and the upcoming 3rd book, are young adult romance that I was really late to the game with, but they’re cute and easy reads and feel very real.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, which was recommended to me by the lovely alice. it’s a love story about a girl who is allergic to the entire world, and i have really mixed feelings about it but it was a quick read and definitely not a bad one.
i will recommend We Were Liars by E. Lockhart for the rest of my life – it’s one of my favorite young adult novels ever. stunning.
and on my to-read list:
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Underground Railroad by Coleson Whitehead (this was on a best books of 2016 list that the NYT just put out and it sounds amazing)
Hindi ako galit sa inyo. Pasensya na kung dire-diresto akong umalis kahapon. Hindi man lang ako nagpaalam sa inyo. Hinahabol ko kasi yung oras. Magbabayad pa ako ng bills at may lalakarin. Ganito na lang ba lagi? Everytime na hindi ako bumababa eh iisipin ninyo kaagad na galit na ako sa inyo? Hindi ba pwedeng gusto ko lang mapagisa? Ayoko munang may kausap. Mas nagiging productive kasi ako kapag ako lang. Ayoko ng iniistorbo. Pwede naman kayong kumatok kapag may kailangan kayo. Bababa na lang ako kapag gusto ko, wag ninyo sana akong pilitin.
If you’ve been active on tumblr lately, you may notice that they’ve started running a new type of ad in the right-hand sidebar unit. Specifically, there’s been an uptick in ads that auto-play loud audio, some of which are even un-mutable.
We’ve addressed this in Anti-Capitalism version 1.3.0, which adds a new option:
(small mea culpa: the naming here is slightly confusing. this will *always* remove the sidebar ad, even if it doesn’t happen to be one that plays audio, because we don’t have the ability to distinguish between them. the other difference is that it does it in a way that also takes care of the audio-visual component instead of just hiding the ad, like some adblockers have been doing)
(EDIT: yes, you’ll have to refresh the page after installing the extension/enabling the option. It sounds like this might also conflict with other ad-blockers, so let us know if you have any issues and/or try disabling other adblockers first and see if that fixes the problem)
EDIT 2: as of 7/26, conflicts with other extensions or ad blockers should no longer be an issue.
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To celebrate the Philippines’ Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (National Language Month) this August, with this year’s theme “Filipino: Wika ng Karunungan” (Filipino: Language of Wisdom), here are my top picks of untranslatable Filipino words.