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Hello! I keep this blog mostly for myself, as an outlet for my various thoughts, interests and obsessions, which largely consists of fanboying about Asian stuff.

If you hadn’t already noticed I’m a bit of a Japanophile, stemming from my childhood interest in anime and manga. That’s since expanded to include gunpla, drama, music, movies and the language itself, which I’ve been studying since 2003.

Canned Memory

The name is inspired by my favourite line from my favourite film, Chungking Express.

Cop 223: If memory can be canned, I hope it lasts forever. If an expiry date must be put on it, I hope it is a million years.

Who is Aya Sawada?

Aya is a character from Masami Tsuda’s manga Kare Kano, a genius writer with several published novels despite still being in high-school.

Who’s the kid in your profile pic?


That’s Chiyo-chan from Azumanga Daioh, the smartest kid in her class, despite having skipped several grades to advance to high-school early. I aspire to someday be that smart….

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