customs horror + last January orders.

I just realized otakutofujoshi already turned 1 last January 27. /;n;\ belated happy birthday to my blog. ;u; ❤

I was supposed to do an appreciation post to everyone who have subscribed, read, commented and linked my blog to theirs but I always run out of time so I’ll just be posting my appreciation post when I’m not too busy. ;u;

Anyway! These last orders from January were as frustrating as my first orders from December. Well for one, waiting for a month was a pain. I was worried EMS wasn’t able to get a hold of my package and it got lost somewhere—thankfully it didn’t. But what was so frustrating is that it ended up in customs so I had to go all the way to the main office just so I can get these.

This is the first time I have encountered such inconvenience with EMS. I can’t say I wasn’t able to encounter problems with them before but compared to this one, this one’s just scary. ;A;

So it all started a few weeks ago. I tried calling the customs office and asked about my package. The one who answered my call was a woman. She was so uncooperative that I had to repeat my tracking number 5 times for her to finally track it. Imagine if I didn’t call them then my package will just remain at their office for eternity… err. So yeah after that, she told me it was ready for pick-up. I then asked my dad if he can accompany me to the customs since I don’t know how to get there.

Once we arrived, the people at the customer service were nice. They told me what I should do, where I should go and what should I present to the people at the parcel room. After that, me and my dad waited for 30 minutes for them to locate my parcel. I swear their service was so bad since they were so disorganized. The old man from the parcel section told me to go to the parcel collecting station and just wait for my parcel there. Thinking I can already get my parcel, I was shocked to know that they still had to OPEN IT UP. Imagine the intense feeling I had when a middle-aged man finally called me and asked me to have a look at my parcel. Of course it wasn’t only me who was going to check it—there’s the middle-aged man, an old lady who gets to check the invoice receipts and suddenly, MY DAD came over beside me. I was literally  seconds away from actually throwing up since I was too scared of what might actually happen. ;;

Thankfully, they didn’t sort it out anymore because if they did, and if they saw Manako’s and Katou Setsuko’s cover, I’ll probably be in a serious questioning session.

Anyway, enough of my horror story and onto some sneak peeks!

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Manako and Kondoru + some random notes

Ahh finally an update~! \*A*/ now for some pretty covers…

New releases from Baby comics—Manako’s “Yankee-kun to Ouji-sama” and Kondoru’s “Funky Kuni no Oniisan“. *v*

Somewhat surprised to see Manako’s cover like this since my impression of her work was really cutesy basing from her cover of “Mou Ikkai“. I actually had an unfortunate experience when I tried pre-ordering for Mou Ikkai—HMV suddenly cancelled my order and I wasn’t sure why so I ended up bypassing it already /sob/. Hopefully my pre-order of this new release won’t get cancelled anymore. I’m curious on what kind of plots she makes. Although it’s already giving me the first impression I had with Yamada Torico’s works wherein I also based her plots with her covers and got surprised when I finally got to read her works—which was so far from the looks of the covers. orz;

As for Kondoru, at first I thought, “Oh wow what is this? Heart no Kuni no Alice… BL version…?” LOL. But it’s not and it really seems interesting. I’ve always been a fan of Alice in Wonderland and I just love how most of the pretty good manga series today are all inspired by this classic story (e.g. Pandora Hearts, Are You Alice, Heart no Kuni no Alice, etc). Okay so other than Are You Alice (which is not really BL), here comes “Funky Kuni no Oniisan“—now a BL one. I’m not sure if I’m going to get this, though. Better read reviews first before spending 924 yen on a manga whose mangaka I’m not familiar with. But the art seems really adorable and I think some of you will get curious enough to buy this, haha!

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I apologize for the lack of purchase posts and reviews lately. I recently ordered a couple of new mangas but sadly, I didn’t order from a direct seller so it’s taking really long to arrive. 😦

Fortunately, my mom already gave me my Christmas allowance the other day so I immediately ordered my second set of orders for December. *v* I promise if my first set of orders arrive, I’ll definitely blog about it. Also, I’m really, really excited to finally read dameBL, Moe Goe, onBLUE 4… just to name a few. ;u; I was supposed to get dameBL and Moe Goe early this month but since I had problems with cash, I only got to say OK to the dealer 2 weeks ago.  orz; But it’s okay, at least there’s something to look forward to this Christmas. ;v;

Speaking of Christmas, have you guys submitted your essays already? I’ve already received a few essays this week and I must say all of them are just so adorable. I wish I can make all of them winners but unfortunately, I can only pick one. ;A;

Anyway, please do submit your essays! Deadline of submission will be on December 18, 11PM (EST). Thank you and good luck you guys~! ❤

covers + releases

Finally got around making a decent release update (since I’ve been spamming you guys with covers lately sob).

→ First off from Lynx, pretty (bigger version) covers for Nimoda Ai’s “Trouble x Prince” and Katsuragi’s “Heart wo Sagashite mo” has been posted~! \*A*/

 

That Katsuragi cover! /;w;\ I’ve been meaning to read her works ever since I’ve seen her cover for “Kimi Nashi ja Irarenai“. But lamely forgot buying it sob. ;; For Nimoda Ai’s cover, I actually expected more but nonetheless it still looks gorgeous. *o*

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Some June-July releases.

Haven’t visited BL sites for the past few weeks already because I got too busy with other stuff ever since school came. OTL

Anyway, there are a LOT of interesting releases for June and July so just read on. /o/

➜ First off,  Baby vol.17. As everyone can see, I don’t really review anthologies. Although, I do get to read a few copies. But I’m not really much into buying anthologies since I only buy certain issues whenever a favorite mangaka of mine has contributed in.

So I’m planning to order Baby vol. 17 even if I haven’t tried buying any of it’s previous volumes before. Now for this volume, it’s a yankee uke special. Ohgod it really sounds interesting since yankees are just the cutest. ❤

What I’ve noticed about Baby is that they have a different theme for every volume release (their new release is every 3 months). I actually thought of ordering Baby vol.1 a couple of months ago because I liked the theme – megane special, lol – yes, me and my love for megane men. Unfortunately, I never had the chance to order it since new releases kept piling up and I didn’t know what to order first so I always end up not buying it. orz;

Please refer to this page for the lineup of the mangakas.

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