Proverbs 13:11 (NKJV)

Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished,
But he who gathers by labor will increase.

The Eximious Blogger Award by Merlin’s Musing

I apologize for the late response. I want to thank Merlin from Merlin’s Musing for nominating me the Eximious Blogger Award. The blog award was made by Riddhi at Whispering Stories. I was nominated back in 2022, but here we are in 2023. I need too get in a better habit on responding to these awards otherwise, people are going to stop nominating me. I appreciate the nomination and I am sorry for being late.

What is the Eximius Blogger Award? (according to Whispering Stories)

The Eximius Blogger Award is an award which symbolises the exceptionality of every blogger. Eximius is the Latin word for exceptional, and this award is created to honour the exceptionality or uniqueness of every blogger out there. This award is for all those bloggers who put an insane amount of effort and thought into all of their posts and come up with exceptional content! This award is all about you!


  1. Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog post.
  2. List the rules
  3. Tag the original creator: Riddhi at Whispering Stories and the person who nominated you (which was Merlin from Merlin’s Musing)!
  4. Mention the most exceptional thing about you and your blog (One about you and one about your blog).
  5. Mention one thing you find exceptional about the blogger who nominated you (To show love for the blogging community!)
  6. Answer the three questions posed by the person who nominated you.
  7. Share your favorite blog post that you’ve written.
  8. Tag 7 people! (Because 7 is such a magical number!)

What is exceptional about me?

Something exceptional about Merlin

Looking at his briefly and talking to him, I think Merlin is one of a kind. I like how he’ll talk about one in post and then he’ll do his Sunday’s Wisdom in another separate post. Despite me liking anime, I do like to read a good quote. Sometimes we need a piece of advice to help us life. I think that’s what makes him and his blog exceptional.

My favorite written post

It may need to be updated, but my favorite post is Graduation – My School Life and The Future Story time. This is post means a lot to me, because this is where I opened up about my personal life. For a site dedicated to anime and video games, this was one of the rare moments where I wanted to share something about myself. This was around the time I graduated college and I felt proud of myself. I wanted to share my experience and feelings to everyone. This post has a lot of feelings I have been having around the time during graduation.

Merlin’s 3 Questions

1. If you could pick one technology (or magic) that is currently fictitious and make it real, what would it be?

Capsule - Dragon Ball Wiki

I would want the capsules from the Dragon Ball series. It would be really convenient to carry or store large quantities of items. Forget finding parking, just park your car randomly and just keep it in a capsule. Fit a large item in a tiny little space!


2. In all the stories you’ve read or watched, what is the most exceptional heroic moment you can recall right now? Like, what’s your favorite moment that defines someone as a hero?

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One-Punch Man Mumen Rider vs Deep Sea King

For this question, I will pick this moment from the anime One-Punch Man. In one of the episodes, a vicious sea monster called the Deep Sea King invades the surface world and terrorizes the people. The heroes sent to fight him including an S-rank hero was defeated nonetheless. However, when C-rank hero Mumen Rider shows up to fight and protect the people, he survives long enough until protagonist Saitama shows up to give the monster the final blow.

I chose this moment because despite Mumen Rider not being recognized as a strong physical fighter, his heart and actions makes him stand out than the pro heroes. Outmatched against this goliath monster, Mumen Rider was willing to sacrifice himself to save the citizens. What makes you a great hero is not about having victories in combat, it’s about having the right morels and a good heart.

3. From three different genres, pick your favorite story. They can all be the same type of medium (animated, TV show, movie, game, book, etc.) or they can be different types, but they must be of distinctly different genres.

Thriller/Suspense – Death Note

Death Note UFC fan, Israel Adensaya Unleashes the Shinigami

Slice-of-Life – Clannad

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Action/Adventure – One Piece

One Piece Wano Wallpapers - Wallpaper Cave

7 Nominations

1. Krystallina

2. Takuto

3. Momomanamu

4. The Spooky Red Head

5. Tony “T-Bird” Burgess

6. It’s An Anime Thing

7. Jiraiyan

3 Questions for the nominees

  1. If you could bring any fictional character (anime, cartoon, etc), who would you bring?
  2. From any source of media such as anime, book, movie or etc., what moment made you cry the most?
  3. What TV show or movie did you ever regret watching?

Have fun and I am sorry for the late tagged award post. 🙂

The anime theatrical movies I seen in 2022

Here we are in the final month of 2022. It almost felt like yesterday when we were back in the summer in my opinion. A lot has happened in this year especially in the anime world. In my anime experience, I got to enjoy some anime movies in the theaters. With the best of my memory, I only seen two movies this year and let me tell you, it has been a rollercoaster. The two movies I seen that left a huge impact on me was Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and One Piece Film: Red. I seen the previous movies, but never seen any of the movies when it was still in theaters. It’s one thing to see something grand and be one of the many who can witness it, but it’s a different experience when you are in the moment with others with the same interest. I won’t spoil the movies, but I want to share my thoughts and opinions on the movies. I did review these movies in my spoiler-free review articles and I’ll leave the links to the reviews on the bottom of this post.

Minor Spoilers Ahead!

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1 Corinthians 3:10-15 (NIV)

10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.

1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

October 2022: Funko Pop Haul

Happy belate Halloween! I hope everyone had a good holiday yesterday. While most people went out for candy, I got Pop Funko figures on October. No candy, only vinyl figures. Check it out. This time I got more figures than last haul.

150. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

This was a random spend at Hot Topic. I got one Pop figure along with two One Piece figures. I love Fullmetal Alchemist; it’s a good series to watch and read. Now that I got Edward, I need to collect more of the characters. Hopefully I can find his brother Alphonse. So far, I only have King Bradly (also known as Wrath), Lust and Winry.

151. Cinderella Castle and Mickey Mouse

As part of the 50th anniversary of Disney World, Funko released this large Pop replica of the Cinderella Castle along with Mickey. I didn’t open the box, but the castle looks amazingly detailed. In a way, I finally own the castle in my grasp. Maybe I will own the real castle someday.

152-153. Tanjiro Kamado and Greed (Hot Topic exclusives)

With a $5 credit, I got myself two figures again from Hot Topic. I saw these on stock and I wanted to get them. I have Tanjiro from Demon Slayers and Greed from Fullmetal Alchemist. This version of Tanjiro has his blue kimono and demon slaying mask and this was in the series where he was training to become a demon slayer. This version of Greed has him living in Ling’s body. Thanks to Father, Father took the homunculus Greed and placed it in Ling’s body. With two souls in one body, Greed took over his body and gave the invincible armor power up. At first these two took a while to get adjusted, but with this version of Greed, they learned to work together with the Elric brothers and fought against Father and the other homunculus.

That’s all the Pops this month of October.


September 2022: Funko Pop Haul

Greetings collectors across the globe! I am back with another haul post from Funko hobby. If you been following me, I like to show off the monthly hauls from my recent purchases of Funko Pop collection. For this haul, it’s another small post, but it is pretty valuable. Let me show you!

151. Simba with a VHS cover of The Lion King (Amazon Exclusive)

As someone who grew up with Disney, I felt like I had to get this figure. I don’t usually pre-order figures unless it’s a major want, but when I do, I make it a priority to get what I want. I pre-ordered this figure way back around May. It finally came to my house and in good condition. What makes this figure stand out is that the box is based on the classic VHS cover of The Lion King animated movie. We have an adult Simba on the pride rock with the movie cover on the background. I really like this throwback. Before Disney Plus, I always watched movies on video. DVDs wasn’t popular around this time. This figure is taller than my usual pops, but it is nice to see some classic art being used as references.

1 Peter 5:5 (NKJV)

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”