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How awesome is Amazon Prime?

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Amazon Prime boxes

I signed up for Amazon Prime a few months ago because I had an opportunity to split the $80 annual membership fee with a few other guys. Since then, Amazon.com has been getting plenty of business from me. Prime gives you free 2 day shipping and overnight shipping for $3.99. I never order overnight shipping, but occasionally I magically get my items the next day if the assigned shipping center is close.

I even do household shopping from Amazon now for things like shampoo and detergent. I find that Amazon has slightly cheaper prices than retail at the supermarket, not to mention that I don’t have to waste any gas driving out to stores. It’s win win for me. $80 a year is a little steep though, but it’s definitely worth it if you can find a few buddies to split the cost.

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April 27th, 2008 at 11:17 am

Yama Onna Kabe Onna post mortem

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Wow, when was the last time I blogged about an Asian drama? I started watching a new series (Hotaru no Hikari) on Friday, but before I moved onto the second episode, I decided I should finally finish watching a couple series that have been lying around my hard drive for the past half year. First up is Yama Onna Kabe Onna. I had written some impressions on this series in the summer of 07, so you should check that out before reading on.

Looking back on what I had written, I commented on how one-dimensional the drama seemed after four episodes, both in terms of the jokes and the plot. That didn’t change after eight more episodes. Virtually nothing of consequence happens that can’t be quickly resolved within the episode, and I couldn’t connect with any of the characters or the budding relationships that formed. Yeah, it’s just a light comedy, but honestly it’s not all that funny after you’ve seen and heard the same breast-related gags a dozen times.

I wouldn’t go as far to say that Yama Onna Kabe Onna is flat out terrible, but its priority on your watch list should be fairly low. However, if you’re a big fanboy of Itoh Misaki, she does make the drama as a whole much more appealing. In fact, if you don’t like her, I wouldn’t bother with this show at all. Personally, I adore her so I was able to enjoy the eyecandy.

Itoh Misaki pics!

Looking elegant at a party

So cute! I didn’t like her unflattering work uniform, which unfortunately takes up about 60% of her screen time

Model walk down the street

Facts
12 episodes
Aired Summer 2007
Genre: Comedy

Links
Official site
D-Addicts Bittorrent download page
Subtitles

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April 6th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Posted in Asian drama