AnoHana (Episode 2): Menma the Hero

Another episode of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai and I don’t think I’ll ever memorize the title. The episode continues where the previous left off. Jinta reunites with one of his childhood friend, Poppo. He seems to be of a different kind since he almost instantly gets along well with Jinta and completely believes what he says. It is revealed that Poppo has dropped-out of high school but instead travels the world and uses their secret base when he’s in Japan. Poppo is also completely cooperative and very much willing to grant Menma’s wish, … Continue reading

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (Episode 1)

Another new anime with an absurdly long title. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない, lit. “We still don’t know the name of the flower we saw that day”) or Anohana for short, is an anime series airing at Fuji TV on its noitaminA block at around 1:15 in the morning. The series is directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai, the person who also directed the second season of Honey and Clover and Toradora. Episode 1 entitled, “Super Peace Busters,” opens with our protagonist Jinta playing videogames at home while being distracted by a girl with a silver hair … Continue reading

jQuery Mobile: The Next Big Thing Comes in Minified Package

Introduction For the seasoned web developer, there’s no denying it, jQuery is one of the best and widely used JavaScript framework aside from ExtJS, Dojo, MooTools and Google Web Toolkit to name a few. According to BuiltWith.com, at the time of this writing, jQuery is the top JavaScript framework used with 44.01% of websites using it. With the Top 1 Million Websites indexed by BuiltWith.com, it is used by approximately 44.82% of internet websites, solidifying its stature as the best JS Framework in the world. And if you are curious, the 2nd most used JavaScript Library used is Facebook for … Continue reading

“Charina”: A PS Bank TVC

I’m really enthralled by this commercial of PS Bank Home Loan, which has been airing for about a month now. I’m not sure about the title of this TVC, so far I have found only one video on the net, and I haven’t found any info about this commercial. The only video on YouTube is titled “Charina”, so I guess I’ll go with it. I’m really interested on the TVCs made by the advertising agency of PS Bank. They break the fourth wall and deviate from the traditional flowery words and marketing that other banks have made and are still … Continue reading