From Here to There to Japan One Day

Archive for January 2009


January 28, 2009

As you know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, I attended TCI a few weeks ago and that I only mentioned that the location of TCI was only a few blocks away from where I usually purchase my manga. On Sunday after TCI I dragged myself out of bed and asked Alexia to […]

Results of Blog Birthday Presents

January 27, 2009

After consulting with my observer, they decided that Tommy wins the first prize of the first volume of Blood+ and Thomas wins the awesome Pucca cherry memo. Enjoy them and thanks to everyone who stopped by. 🙂

Blog Birthday Presents

January 22, 2009

Almost a year ago I decided to start up my blog Klaraflame and although I’m passionate about Japanese culture, as everyone saw from my talk at TCI, I’m of the mind to expand my blogging horizons. I’ve come to the conclusion since Christmas, having more time does not necessarily equate to getting more tasks and blogging […]


January 18, 2009

(Photos courtesy of Stephen, more photos) Firstly, kudos to Enda and Alan for pulling this all together along with the sponsers of Mulley Communications, Spunout and Microsoft for supporting an Xbox 360. I know I had an awesome day for TeenCamp Ireland and I’m sure everyone else had a great time. It was great to […]

Irish Envoy

January 14, 2009

The obvious worsening economic climate that we are facing is a global problem but as a country, the little island of Ireland is in particularly murky waters. Japan is the largest importer of Irish goods and in an effort to drum up support from the country, the head of the Irish political party, Taoiseach Brian […]

TeenCamp Ireland

January 10, 2009

TeenCamp Ireland (TCI) is an event being organised for teenagers and for those young at heart. It’s a series of talks given by teenagers on topics that they are passionate about. I’ve volunteered to give a talk too, as you can guess I plan it to be focused on anime and manga. The date is […]

Chibi Links 6-January-2009

January 6, 2009

Via Damien, a Spirited Away Obento. Registered foreigners in Japan are eligible for “Free 12000 Yen” (approx €95) A self-powering Japanese town. Someone had a lot of time on their hands. Meet Aiko. I learned Irish through English but in Japan they hope to teach English through English…. The revolutionary futuristic space toilet, aimed for […]

New Year Yaysies

January 2, 2009

I have to admit that my manga collection will not expand too much this year since I have to save for college when I study abroad next year. If you’re a fan of Dazzle the tenth volume was published on New Year’s Day this year! I ordered it since there was a cliff-hanger in the […]