Translations… done!

1 06 2008

Yeah, I have FINALLY finished the tedious translations for Black Jack NEO and has submitted it to Chuang Yi already. I have no idea when the english version will be coming out but I am really looking forward to it! It’s going to be my first translated book! Yeeaahh!! It was fun and I got to read comics without paying, I also learnt a lot, in terms of Japanese and translating. I’m really looking forward to translating the second volume of the series.

Anyway, they have told me to translate another series. Seems like there aren’t any time for me to take a break, huh? Translating is definitely tedious and on top of that, I’m holding another part-time. A million two thousand and five hundred apologies for the lack of manga review updates. I… really don’t have the time. I spent all my off days translating the manga, damn! I miss writing manga reviews =(

By the way, I checked out Kinokuniya and Volume five of Bloody Monday is out! Sweet! I didn’t had much money with me but I couldn’t resist. You know what I mean.





Accepted @ Chuang Yi!

13 05 2008

Well, well, my apologies for not announcing this sooner but I have been commissioned a few days ago by Chuang Yi to do a short two book series! I didn’t do too well for the mini translation test but I guess they still wanted to try me so here I am! Anyway, I don’t know if I am supposed to reveal what title I am doing but they didn’t say anything about it so here it goes. It’s BlackJack NEO. If I am not wrong, it is a very, very, very, very old manga that got re-drawn by another artist or something. The style of the drawing is not like the usual anime or manga that you see but no it isn’t bad at all.

I haven’t finish reading reading the book so I can’t really do a review on it yet. And for those who wants to read the manga, DON’T READ IT ONLINE! Hahaha, wait for Chuang Yi to publish it (it’s in English, BTW) then you BUY IT AND READ. Do give me your support! Haha! Hope I can do a good job out of it. But it’s really taking its toll on me since I have another part-time job as well. I am currently doing the translations when I am on the train to work and back. And sometimes, even when I am having my break at work. I’m so hardworking, haha.

Anyway, a little while more and I have to be off to work! Do stay tuned for my updates and manga reviews to come! Support it when it comes out arh! ^^





Translator Position @ Chuang Yi

18 04 2008

That\'s right, I\'m a cute lil\' girl!

Hello, people! How are you? It’s been long since I updated this mansion of mine, yeah? Anyway, I have good news! When I got my holidays after graduating from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, I sent my resume to Chuang Yi in hopes of securing a translator position. While they said that there were no slots available during that time, it wouldn’t hurt to send my resume over, and so I did. At long last, a good news was sitting in my e-mail inbox yesterday night. Like, I’ve been waiting for it for sooo looong! Chuang Yi had just e-mailed me that they would like to commission me for a short two book series that they MIGHT have in May!

However, nothing is confirmed yet as they require me to take a test to see if I’m a suitable candidate, whether be it my Japanese language proficiency or translating style. Man, this rocks! I’d be able to read my favourite mangas and do what I usually do, but get paid for it! Yay! ^_^ Hopefully they will like my translations and commission me for it. =D

And oh, give me just a liiitle bit more time and you’d have one fresh manga review coming your way