The Importance of Moe in Character Merchandise

November 28, 2013

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This school semester (sans-finals) is finally over and this time round, I took my first honors-level class on Japanese popular culture. After much contemplation, for my research paper, I decided to write on the inherent importance of moe-elements when it comes to character merchandise. It was a long and arduous process to see this paper to completion, but it was well worth it and exceedingly fun and educational.

Enjoy!

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Tradition and Modernity in Kiki’s Delivery Service

November 26, 2011

This semester, I took a course on Postwar Japanese Film and Anime. For one of our individual assignments, we had to write an analytical essay on one of the assigned movies. With the semester finally over, it is my pleasure to present to you my essay on one of my favorite Ghibli movies, Kiki’s Delivery Service, focusing on how the theme of tradition and modernity is presented in the film.

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Of Destroyed Parcels and Postal Treatments

March 3, 2010

This video, evidently depicting an instance of the handling of postage parcels in China, is a must watch for regular online shoppers:

Painful, I know… But it is indeed a serious wake-up call for any one who orders online on a regular basis. While this is not representative of all the services that handle packages, most of which do go out of their way to provide excellent service, it is good to be aware of the existence of the bad apples out there.

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Good Service!

February 17, 2009
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An example of BAD service

In this modern society, good service is hard to find. Thankfully, there are still companies like HLJ that care for their customers.

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