I met Misaka in Manila.ph, and I caved.

You know, during my escapades to repair my laptop, I came across an interesting banner somewhere in Manila (Ermita I think):

Darn power lines. This country sure could modernize…

Look, it’s Misaka and her gang! A better view:

Again the darn power lines are in the way. Note the Jeepney on the extreme left, showing how low my hired ride was. 

I suggest you look at the establishment beside it (on the right). I hope there are girls in there with skirts, because I would like to walk in there with a portable fan running full blast and see some panchira. Yeah, right. Ahem, anyways, having seen Misaka, I find it ironic (I don’t believe in coincidence) that the Index Season II arc at the time was the one where Misaka goes on about the penalty game, which featured appearances of some Misaka sisters and the tiny Misaka Misaka. I felt so strongly of the sisters, that I went and got my own goggles:

 I could mod a pinhole camera from dealextreme.com into there…

…or maybe some Splinter Cell thermal imaging and night vision…

Sure they aren’t like what the sisters use, but I remembered the color green, which happens to be my favorite color, so now I think of the sisters everytime I don these goggles as I work on repairs that fling a piece of metal at my precious eyes, says mangatron with a content tone of voice. Did I just level up to the next level of weirdness in my Anime/Manga hobby? By the way, the pictures are from a camera phone. A modded fixed focus lens, I modified it for manual focus, being possibly the first manual focus smartphone out there (yes, the lens are adjustable without a heavy case mod). The reason why I chose this camera option is because there is no way my Touch Pro would have captured it clearly, and as you can see, before I left the house I set it to a level close to infinity zoom, and despite the low tech (old phone, people), I think it came out rather nicely considering I was in a moving vehicle and my left hand was used because of the injury on my right wrist. Not bad at all, says mangatron with a satisfied tone of voice.

Of course, it made me laugh [seeing Misaka in Manila]. Now, I know Project Railgun doesn’t sponsor a karaoke place out here, but the part I laughed about, was that misuse of copyrighted material isn’t new in this country. Because, Tony Stark has a stake in this country and he wants you to work those abs:

Sure thing Tony.

Comments open to all, anon’s and Goog’ers.

2 responses to “I met Misaka in Manila.ph, and I caved.

  1. As much as it pains me to agree… there is a lot of ripoffs in PH. Well, I'd chalk it up to Filipino ingenuity and some sense of humor.

  2. heh, I'd say some sense of humor is involved, as I did get a good laugh. I once saw a store over at the Robinsons Mall at Sta Lucia that had a store called Engadget Mobile lol.

    By the way, you're THE meganeshounen that I talked to on IRC (AQS channel on rizon)? Haven't seen you in a while bud, how goes it?

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