Category Archives: Onegai News

General news about the blog, its previous owner, and related affairs.

Life

Originally Posted by Onegai:

I must once again apologize for my aloofness. Sadly, work is taking a toll not just on my social life but even, would you believe it, on my internet life. But in a world where decent-wage employment is scarce, one take what one can get and one most certainly does not moan about lousy hours, doing other people’s work or having to take work home. I would likely return to freelancing if I could afford it with my medical expenses but currently the company I work at offers me a generous health and dental plan.

In essence, I’m saying that between health and work problems, I doubt I can remain able to keep posting on a regular basis, nor could I answer questions and comments in a timely manner.

I once wanted to just delete the blog but I realized that would just be plain unfair to the readers so I have instead decided to delegate. While I will still post, I’ll be handing over much of the writing to some online acquaintances of mine. Hopefully, they’ll be able to keep everyone entertained in my absence.

Here’s to the new future of this blog.

My Leave of Absence

Originally Posted by Onegai:

An Image Should be Here.First off, let me apologise to those who made comments. They’ve been sitting here awaiting approval for too long. My life is very busy at the moment and I did mention that there may be extended periods of inactivity on this blog when I first resurrected it. Secondly, I apologise to the readers as they’ve seen an image of 10,000 fists in the air every time they’ve visited Onegai Blog for the past two months. Yes, 10,000 fists are cool, but not ad nausea. It was never my intention to just drop off the map but my life has been chaotic lately. I’ve been trying to sort out my personal life, trying to restart my professional life, trying to write a book and raising awareness about all these internet bills from the SOPA and PIPA saga to the newer ACTA saga and the latest CISPA saga.

Anyway, to summarise: I’m back……….until I’m gone again. I’m hoping I won’t be though. I like writing this blog and I like hearing from readers – even if it takes me a month to check my comments 🙂

Onegai Blog Has Returned

Originally Posted by Onegai:

It’s been a long time since I cast Onegai Blog down into cyber limbo. I couldn’t decide whether or not I wanted to continue with it. I had some major problems going down in my life (including my health) and I just couldn’t handle a blog (let alone two). So I suspended Onegai Blog with the intention of still moderating and replying to comments from time to time. Sadly I just got lost in life and Onegai Blog sat collecting dust. Recently I returned to shut the site down permanently (Along with NNW). But when I logged in I found some really encouraging comments. So I changed my mind. I can’t promise regular updates but I’ll post whenever I can. Also, Onegai Blog will be receiving a complete overhaul in the not-too-distant future.

The Return of Onegai Blog

Originally Posted by Onegai:

Onegai Blog will be returning one day. I was undecided as to whether I wanted to keep the site going so I left it in limbo. As I have mentioned, my life has taken a sudden turn for the worse. But things are getting sorted now and hopefully I should be back online sometime in the not-toooooo-distant future. I made this decision after logging in today with the intention of finally just closing the thing. But thanks to the positive comments I recieved while away, I decided to instead keep going with the site. Arigatou mina!!!

Hard Goodbyes…

Originally Posted by Onegai:

It is with regret that I must announce the closure of Onegai Blog. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every moment of blogging and it’s been great hearing from the few that did bother to post comments. I was really happy being able to express myself and speak about my passions and hopefully inspire some interest in them from readers and although the blog’s closing on only around 4000 hits – which isn’t much at all – I’m satisfied if even only 1 person out there enjoyed it.

The reason I’m closing Onegai Blog? There are many. My personal life back in the “real world” is suddenly very frenetic. I’m not going to bore anyone with the details but let’s just say I’m working on several other projects at the moment that take up all my time as it is.

I’ll be leaving Onegai Blog up for now since I’ve got download links and content that I don’t want to deprive anyone who seeks them of. I’ll also drop by to moderate comments from time to time so feel free to still post. I may even re-activate Onegai Blog in the very distant future if my life settles down. But I won’t be doing anymore posting of articles anytime soon and once the traffic on Onegai Blog drops down to a minimal number per day; I’ll prolly delete the blog entirely.

Well, what else can I say? It’s been fun.

Sayonara mina.

Why the Silent Hill Theme for the Festive Season Banner?

Originally Posted by Onegai:

The banner used for Onegai Blog during the festive season 2009

Well because the festive season and Silent Hill have a lot in common. I’ll break it down to explain my point.

The Weather:

In Silent Hill, it’s usually snowy and misty. Well during the festive season, it’s also snowy and misty (southern hemisphere excluded).

Despair:

It’s well known that Silent Hill is a place of despair to the average human (Although some insane people like myself actually have completely the opposite reaction strangely). Well, in most parts of the world, the suicide rate is highest during the festive season.

Violence:

Silent Hill is a very violent place. In fact you’d have to be exceptionally lucky to survive (unless you’re a gamer since we have been highly trained in the sacred arts of survival from zombie holocausts to strange alien ships and bases). During the festive season, the crime rate rises considerably and is generally higher around this period than any other throughout the year.

Bad Roads:

Ever tried to get around in Silent Hill? It’s impossible by road that’s for sure. I mean it’s absolutely insane! The last time I was there, I had to go through some dude’s house (Thank god he left his key taped to the inside of the dog kennel on the front lawn) just to get to the damn school! Well the roads in our world are just as bad during the festive season. There’s traffic congestion, ice on the roads, accidents and even careless pedestrians!

Weird Religious Cults:

In Silent Hill there’s this weird cult. They have all these bizarre beliefs and they do diabolical rituals. We also have an insane cult during the festive season. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but especially around Christmas, these insane cultists knock on your door and start singing. They also wear red and white clothes and stand around malls ringing bells. And you know the craziest thing about this cult? They erect hacked off trees and tree-limbs in their homes and decorate them with all manner of miniature idol including strangely hypnotic flickering lights.

Well, I suppose that answers that. I think I’ve given you all a fairly comprehensive explanation of the banner. As always, when you think about it, the truth is stranger than fiction. Have a great festive season – Onegaiblog.