Sakura blossoms and rose blossoms are my favorite flowers.. My flowers of hope... I hope we can keep in touch! Oh, that's an idiom. "In touch" literally means "into or in communication with". To Business people, keep in touch means "keep posting information to each other". To close friends it means "let's stay close" (as in close friends) by writing, tweeting, or talking to each other from time to time. That is what This blog is for!
Ohana Matsumae is an energetic and wild teenager residing in Tokyo with her carefree single mother. Abruptly, her mother decides to run away with her new boyfriend from debt collectors, forcing the young girl to fend for herself—as per her mother’s "rely only on yourself" philosophy—in rural Japan, where her cold grandmother runs a small inn. Driven to adapt to the tranquil lifestyle of the countryside, Ohana experiences and deals with the challenges of working as a maid, as well as meeting and making friends with enthralling people at her new school and the inn.
I have found this anime listed as both Hanasaku Iroha and as Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home... I am not sure if this is just because it shows up as two different images or if it is because one is the second season of the other... Either way I watched what I believe is the first season and linked it above. I haven't finished the show as of right now... I write my reviews after 5 episodes or chapters so there is still stuff I don't know at the time... This way I don't give away anything that would ruin the ending for anyone interested in checking it out! This particular anime really hit home with me on sooooo many levels... I can really see myself in Ohana's place... As a kid I really didn't rely on people that much and like her I had to learn how to... She has got an advantage over me though... She has people to help her to learn! It is a very nice slice of life style anime where for once we are not following a school setting... At least not at this point we aren't. Yes we do see her in school but that isn't the main setting... For this one it is an inn... Not just any in either... Her grandmother owns the inn... Though you wouldn't know they were related for how she treats Ohana... I think it might be an inn family thing since the other inn's owner's granddaughter seems to be treated the exact same way. There are some really misleading images out there where they caught the anime at just the right moment to make it look bad... But really it isn't too bad... There was one place so far that I was thinking "Wow... Not something for kids" but it was all suggestive words and images Ohana came up with on her own while reading a draft of an erotic novel someone in the inn was writing. For more details you will just have to watch the anime!
But now to rate it!
On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
. I gave this one an 8 because I feel like it moves a bit slow right now... I don't quite have any idea where it is going to go either... It isn't a bad anime to watch but I wish I could have a better view of if this is a romance or if it is more of a coming of age trials type anime. It all fits under slice of life though... So it isn't like it doesn't have a story line... It's just one I have a harder time figuring out until around the last episode or so... But that makes it sooooo much more fun if you ask me! I'll end this here since I feel like that is a good note to end on... As always... Thanx for reading my review! Have a family fun adventurous day!
So from the picture of the first volume and the very lacking description I figured this "Romance" was going to be more of a slutty read... To be honest it is kind of cute... Though I can't really give a good review since I can only find two chapters that are in English. I think from what I have read so far the two of these young people are actually both in love but one knows how to show it and the other feels he needs to test his partner till they brake! I can't say for sure if that is what will happen since I'm sure that it is all revealed in later chapters but as of right now it seems like he is cruel until close to the end of the second chapter. It was in that one frame that we saw him look even remotely like he thought maybe he might have screwed up... I feel like he was actually hurt that she asked him why he bullies her. It really made me wonder if he actually thought she was supposed to just understand how he felt. Even though he says some really cruel things earlier too... I wonder if he just doesn't know how to speak or think of things outside of specific lines. I really do wish there were more translated chapters because there are so many unanswered questions for me already... I want to know the answers! I wonder if I can find the originals somewhere... By originals I mean the Japanese ones... Then I could try translating them myself! But since I can't do that right now I will have to rate what I've found...
On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
. I'm afraid even though the art is very well drawn I can't give it more than a six... The reason for this is simply because the majority of the first two chapters really does just focus on a young man pushing his luck while he pushes the boundaries of forcing a young girl into sexual situations based on the fact that they are now engaged. If there was more love from him to her I could give it higher... And even though there might be more love there I haven't found a way to read about it yet so all I have is her saying no and him pushing that no aside and doing most of what he wants anyhow. I have reviewed Manga where this happens before but there were chapters after chapters where there were loving things that I could read about to show it was more than just sexual harassment. I do hope this one gets updates so I can find out if there is love or not. I'll end this review here since I am not sure what else I could say without totally trashing a potentially good manga. I don't want to trash something that really isn't trash after all. As always... Thanx for reading my review! Have a romantic day!
If you are wondering what this post is about... Above there is a list of products that Reliv offers and the RCN you will need when ordering... That is, if you chose too order anything. Below I will talk about a product from the list. I'm going in no particular order though!
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Radiation Induced Fatigue and a Nutritional Supplement Named Reliv
Radiation induced fatigue is a specific syndrome. It is much more defined than “cancer related fatigue.” It is usually not multifactorial, and typically arises within 1-5 weeks after the beginning of radiation treatments. There is usually resolution in the 3-4 weeks post treatment. Radiation fatigue is less intense than chemotherapy caused fatigue.
The nutritional supplement trial with Reliv was based on a number of anecdotal stories of remarkable reversals in various symptoms, and in disease processes such as arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, etc. These responses included reduced pain, increased energy, and feelings of wellbeing. This trial had some degree of simplicity. The fatigue symptom was limited in etiological causes, since the criteria for trial entry was fatigue presenting after the start of radiation treatment. The response was to measure the change in a short period of 1-4 weeks on the product. Patients were at different stages in their radiation treatment. Many would be finishing, and in the 2-4 weeks after completion fatigue normally improves on its own.
It was appreciated that this was essentially a “feasibility study,” and its scientific accuracy would need to be documented in a controlled trial. Yet, if any responses were seen, then this would validate doing a next phase. The placebo effect itself was recognized as a limitation. Also, a major issue was compliance in taking the powder twice a day, and thereby giving credibility to any non-responders. This was not adequately measured, so that in the 9 patients who had no response, lack of compliance was possible. However, the majority were seemingly honest in their reporting.
Material and Methods:
The product used was Reliv Classic and for half of the study, Innergize was added to the Classic Reliv. Availability of the product determined whether Innergize was added. The dose was 1 scoop twice a day in liquid (it should be noted that a minimum of 2 scoops twice a day is a more standard recommendation). The lower dose was decided upon to help compliance. There was enough product available for a 4 weeks trial for each patient.
The assessment tool was “The Fatigue Severity Scale.” It may not be totally appropriate for radiation caused fatigue, but it was at least a rough validation of response. Absolute scores were less important than relative change of the score over time. Compliance of returning the questionnaire was very varied, but all had at least 2 responses. The attempt was for 1 response a week. Further, patients were interviewed as to how they perceived their responses to be. For this study, credibility was given to the patient subjective reporting.
Patient selection was their declaration of significant fatigue, starting after the onset of radiation treatment. There was no restriction on when the fatigue began and when they started on the Reliv.
It should be noted that there were no other variables introduced to the patients. The fatigue began, and rather than giving any further interventions, the Reliv was started. Further, the acute results are what are being reported. Still, as noted in the individual reports, there were some patients with longer lasting effects, with these patients willing to continue the supplement on their own.
Excellent response was a combination of significant change in the “Fatigue Severity Scale” and their self reporting of a major improvement. A good response was from a +8 to +15 change and also the self report of good improvement. No response could be their stopping the product (one because of vomiting), compliance problems, and most frequently the report of no response and no score improvement.
Radiation induced fatigue is a well defined symptom linked to radiation therapy. There has not been an adequate treatment approach, with little having a significant effect. Physical exercise is considered very important, but patients are often too tired to have a consistent regimen. Mind-body therapies can be helpful, but most patients do not pursue these (acupuncture, meditation, message therapies, etc). And there are the issues of a more pronounced “cancer related fatigue,” complex in etiology and suggested intervention techniques. Further, many of these patients are on concurrent chemotherapy, are anemic, and report other cancer treatment related side effects.
Nutritional recommendations are controversial and very complicated. A general statement of taking vitamin supplements, or extra specific minerals, or various therapies such as juicing, is often made. Patients are typically left to their own pursuits or discoveries, yet most health care professionals would encourage nutritional approaches to help the fatigue problem. Using a product such as Reliv, with a 22 year history, was a relatively simplistic attempt to study whether a response was possible.
This study was a “feasibility study” in the sense that all we were looking for was some effect. The number of variables to do a proper scientific analysis is large, and would represent the next phase of research. The possibility of the placebo effect requires a randomized trial, and was inappropriate to this feasibility study. However, this is recognized in reporting, as well as compliance difficulties, and subjectivity of the questionnaires. All that said, there were the very definite improvements, and in some situations, dramatic changes.
Reliv contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and herbs in a powder base excellent for absorption. It is an easy product to prescribe, with dosing fairly standard. Further, there has been much experience with some studies and many testimonials for a positive result with Reliv. We personally were encouraged by these reports of significant improvement with a range of symptoms from other diseases. Testing a nutritional supplement for relief from fatigue was the motivation for this study. Further, few nutritional products have been formally recommended by the scientific experts in oncology.
The result was a certainly positive response. Approximately 75% of the patients with radiation fatigue had relatively immediate results, many within 2 weeks of starting the product. Roughly 25% of the cohort reported excellent results in reversal of radiation fatigue, and improvement or relief from other symptoms. There was no harm done to those who reported no response (except one with a few episodes of vomiting). The results warrant a more extensive trial with all the scientific rigors applied.
Reliv is distributed through a multilevel sales channel. Some clinicians and administrators have high resistance and negative preconceptions of products distributed via multilevel marketing. It is crucial to point out that all product in this study was provided free of charge and no attempt was made to enlist patients in further purchase or marketing the product. A few members of the cohort did buy additional product after the initial response but none were asked to participate in distribution.
Cancer related symptoms often are the most significant issue in quality of life. Treatments such as radiation can be highly symptom producing, with fatigue perhaps the most generic problem. Having the possibility to reverse this problem during the course of radiation is a significant benefit helping both the patient, their family, and the healthcare professionals managing their treatments.
A feasibility study on 37 patients undergoing or just having completed radiation and having significant radiation fatigue was conducted. The patients were placed on a nutritional supplement program named Reliv, and measured for response over 2-4 week continuous treatment. Results show that 75% of participants considered their result as helping their fatigue, and 25% of the entire group reported an “excellent” response. The feasibility study’s result warrants a second phase clinical study conducted under rigorous scientific methodology, and should be considered for the syndrome of “cancer related fatigue.”
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Not every zombie is the monstrous, brain-eating type.
One night while walking home from the convenience store, regular high school boy Ayumu Aikawa is killed by a serial killer, and is just as suddenly brought back to life by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe. One small caveat: he's now a zombie. Things get even weirder for him when he accidentally steals a magical girl's uniform, and thus her powers! Haruna, the ex-magical girl, orders him to fight evil creatures known as Megalo in her place until they can figure out a way to get her powers back to her.
It seems that life is just going to get stranger and stranger for poor Ayumu from here on out in Kore wa Zombie desu ka?.
Some guys have no luck; he’s got no pulse. That’s life for poor unfortunate, undead Ayumu. First, he was murdered by a serial killer. Total bummer. Then he was resurrected as a zombie by a cute little Necromancer. That seemed pretty cool until she moved into his house, refused to speak, and forced his rotting carcass to do all the cooking. After that, a magical girl in a pretty pink dress used her matching chainsaw to chop his corpse in half. Luckily, the Necromancer’s powers of resurrection trumped those of the chainsaw chick, so instead of dying (again), Ayumu became the world’s first magical girl zombie. There’s also a voluptuous vampire ninja who thinks zombie boy’s a pervert – and a hideous crayfish demon who wants to devour him. Confused? All you gotta know is this: zombies, frilly dresses, demons, and moe chainsaws. Pink. It’s the new dead.
The first thing I thought of when I read the descriptions was "Wait... he is a guy so how is he a magical GIRL???" Which was followed up with "What the heck is a 'moe chainsaw' and how the heck is pink the new 'dead'???" So then I start watching the show....
Let's just say that the questions didn't stop there!
In just the first episode Ayumu goes from normal high school kid to zombie and finally to Magical garment girl.... Oh and school pervert who can manage to kick some demon ass... Ya I know that doesn't exactly make much sense but that about sums that episode up!
However from that point to the 5th episode I'm not really going to give anything away.... Not completely that is... From what I have see Ayumu meets a LOT of magical beings... At least one demon an episode and 3 "people" so far... I'm unsure about the fourth since she is fighting him and the necromancer at the end of the 5th episode.
Yup... Those three!
At first it seems like the only plot to the story is too see how much he can be humiliated... Then it turns into finding his killer... At some point there seems to by a mystery... And somehow young Ayumu keeps gaining women to his household... For a boy with no luck he sure is lucky...
He does have this bad luck of being seen as a pervert by all the girls he befriends though... So maybe that is why he is considered unlucky... Or it could be the fact that he is dead... Although I'm not sure that is really that bad in this anime. Oh and what is up with the vampire not being affected by sun but the zombie is??? Anyhow... That seems to be just how it is in this one!
And on that odd note we should now rate this one...
On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
. This one is totally full of plot abnormalities from what I've seen so far... Boys that can play the part of magical girls, zombies who can die from sun, and let's not forget the fact that there are vampires who aren't affected by sun. It's a crazy mixed up mess.... And somehow they manage to throw in humor too! I know it sounds like I should be putting this up at 10 but I am not sure why I feel like there is something missing. On that note I'm going to end the review... Check out the anime and let me know if you feel the same way as me or if you think I've lost my marbles! As always... Thanx for reading my review! Have an animated day!
I haven't really been doing much extra blogging lately... And to be honest it's really because I'm getting ready to move again... In the next few months I will be packing up everything and headed about two hours south of where I live now. That might not seem like a big move to some of you but when you have two small children it is a HUGE thing.
On top of planning a move I have my YouTube channel now... Flower of Hope Mistique Robin... I'm thinking of renaming this blog to match it too... I still like "keeping in touch" but this is kind of turning into an anime and manga review blog with a vlog-blog and photo-blog attached to it. I wonder where it will be headed sometimes... I still write the random post like this that can be considered keeping in touch with my family and friends... It's amazing to me that I have been able to keep in touch with them so well... So is the fact that now I can even add viewers and followers to that list of people I get to interact with... But the truth of the matter is that it isn't the same "Keeping in touch" as it was years ago when I started this adventure! Like all things it has evolved and changed for the better!
I want to do better on my YouTube channel... And I don't want to stop reviewing the manga and anime I have planned... And there are so many videos I want to share with you all still. I'm going to give it my all this year... I hope you all enjoy what I bring to the table.... If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!!! I'm all ears as they say.
So with that in mind... I want to share with you some ideas for Vlog videos I have... Let me know if you would like to see these or if they are junk... Please and Thanx!
Vlog-Blog Idea List!
First time using Yoga Burn
countdown to my move
Making chocolate covered strawberry roses
Kids trying new candies
Scratch art or art in general in time-lapse
So what do you think? Are these things you would like to see in my videos? Don't get me wrong... I still need to work on things in the creator academy... For those of you who don't know what that it... YouTube has a series of lessons on a webpage that creators can use to get better at creating... Actually anyone can probably use the site but I don't know how that works. After all I'm a creator so I don't need to worry about the other details.
So I will work on that and get better... Then maybe the ideas above won't seem as boring as they sound... But then again who knows right?
I'm going to end this post here... I've babbled enough after all!
Yup... It's that time again... But this time it isn't like it is a heart to heart or anything...
I Have done a lot of things on here lately and I wanted to put out a post explaining it all...
I had to move a lot of posts to a secondary blog because they didn't meet the standers for AdSence... For those of you who don't know what that is... They are a part of google that puts adds on things so you can earn money.
I signed my blog site up by accident and couldn't remove it because they don't allow changing the application in the middle of the process... Unfortunately I hadn't realized I messed up until I had already submitted the application.
Because of that I had to get the blog approved before I could apply for my Youtube videos to get the adds... Which was what I was originally trying to do.
Because of this... I had to create a blog to share all of our YouTube family's posts that I have been doing up till now... That can be found here...
This is where a lot of my posts will be thought there will still be stuff going to this main page... I am mostly going to use the main part for the Anime and Manga reviews and posts like this one where I'm telling you guys things... Or maybe random posts but nothing with videos... Don't think I won't be sharing those though... I'll let people know what I post and to which blog by posting the same announcements on my google plus page... which you can find here...
Now I had another blog all along... But that one was only for my Photography... And since before all the AdSence stuff started I had wanted to combine it with my main blog sooooo I added it to the navigation bar at the same time as I added the Vlog-Blog... Here is that link...
So then I started thinking... And I realized... I have a lot more than that out there... So there is a side bar on this main blog that lists off other things I have out there... Like my Poetry... And then I added links to my Facebook and Twitter for you to find and follow me if you want to.
Now because there are three blogs being put in one I have to figure out how to let them overlap without spamming everyone about the posts... So The posts will go out by order of what is written first... If a Vlog-Blog post was written and later I think of another post that fits in the Photo-blog then that one will be scheduled for later in the day and if there is also one for the main blog then that one will come out last... Basically the posts will come out based on what I decided to write first and there could be up to three in one day.
Yes this made my life more hectic but it also gives me opportunities to share more with you all! I'm excited about this too!
So this is where the blog is right now... As for where it is headed... Who knows! The wind will guide us on this fascinating journey together!
Sixteen-year-old Komachi Takamura is the daughter of a lawyer and a public prosecutor, which makes her a die-hard enthusiast about the law. Komachi does everything by the book and tries her best to help others, whether they ask for it or not. Her high school was perfect until she was branded a future offender by the youngest son of Enma (Yama), Enra from Hell. Who is this Enra and how will Komachi prove herself innocent if she doesn't even know what she did wrong?
I couldn't help but think of another one review had done when I read the name of this manga... But they are not alike in any way other than that both have to do with hell. I think this one is so much less dark so far though.
In this lovely little diddy... Enra is trying to become the next Yama... Or ruler of hell... And he has to win a competition to do so... The problem... 4 siblings to compete with and his first "Sinner" keeps removing people from the list on him! Worst thing is he doesn't have a clue how she is doing it...
At least that is what I think he is feeling... The story is more revolved around his pray... This girl keeps trying to prove she is innocent... She hasn't sinned yet but the scroll Enra has says she will. In the first 5 chapters she proves that scroll wrong a few times and that is enough to encourage her!
I do have to say... This manga has an interesting way of sending sinners to hell... Who would have thought a kiss could be so damning!
And then I read that sentence again and think to myself... Duh it's damning!
Still though... To think to use something like that as a way of damning sinners was just pure genius to me! The fact that the Mangaka came up with it is such a nice treat! I think if they had done it any other way it wouldn't have worked out so well in the end!
Anyhow... By the end of chapter 5 we had two of the contestants having shown themselves... And boy are they different from each other! I can't wait to see where this goes from here... I think there are 17 volumes total but as far as I can see only 11 were translated on MangaPark. I don't know if they will have the rest anytime soon but I am going to keep watching... If I can I will be buying the manga too... I wonder if it is sold in English or is it only in Japanese! I'll be checking that out too since I want to support the authors that create work I love to read!
And on this note... Let's rate it!
On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
. I don't know if this will end up being cliche or if it will end up being epic... It has the potential to go both ways but even if it isn't epic it is still a great read and that plus the great art is why it got an 8! I really hope you enjoyed the review and that it made you curious enough to check out this wonderful manga! I look forward to your input on what you thought about the story and it's art! As always... Thanx for reading my review! Have a sinfully fun day!
Kyou no Go no Ni revolves around Sato Ryota, a 5th grader in an elementary school. He is a bright and active boy but always manages to get in to a bit of ecchi trouble with his female classmates.
The Anime can be watched on AnimeSeason
AnimeSeason: Kyou No Go No Ni I think that saying it is ecchi trouble is sometimes right on the dot and sometimes not quite right... But yeah... Lets us really start the review now! I had no idea what to expect from this anime because the characters look so young that it sounded wrong somehow to think they were getting into ecchi stuff... Though that is probably just the mom in me talking! So with that in mind I started watching this one... each episode seems to be made up of short skit like parts that are put together... each part doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the one before or after it. The only thing that seems to stay the same is that Sato is our main character and there are specific people who are usually around him. In one of the skits Sato was a very pure kid... It seems he didn't have a dirty thought or an inkling to what kind of dirty things someone could do with a girls bloomers... He honestly made all his classmates uncomfortable I think. Even the girls seemed embarrassed for him! There was something that annoyed me though... Randomly the kids would get these face details for short periods that made them look like they were almost an adult... like this...
Yes... Here is a picture of what she look like not adult-ed..
Way too different for me... If you want to have them look adult sometimes that is one thing... But this happened with different characters throughout the whole thing... Then they would just as quickly go back to being kids! And on that note...
On a scale of 1-10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
It was cute in that it showed a very innocent yet easy to misunderstand side of growing up while trying to figure out your role and emotions in life. If I was more into the young kids version of ecchi anime I might have liked it more... Or if I didn't mind watching young Kids go through their daily lives and face the things that kids their age face I may have rated it higher... However... For me... I am not interested in watching kids grow up.. My slice of life is the teen and young adult or even adult versions... But it was good for what it was, it just wasn't for me! With this I think I will end the review... I really do think you should give at least the first two episodes a try before deciding if this is one you want to watch or if.. By chance... You are like me and it isn't your cup of tea. As always... Thanx for reading my review! Have a youthful day!