I live in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic. To be more specific, I live in its capital, Prague. I am a student and still have some time left before becoming a member of the labor force. If you asked me what exactly I would like to do in the future, I wouldn’t be able to give you a clear answer. But since I like computers, electronics, and related stuff, I would like to work in some technological or computer-related field.
My first encounter with anime dates to the time when I was a child and started watching Pocket Monsters like many of my peers. This madness gradually died down and I retained the status of an ordinary boy with common hobbies. In February 2006, I came across an interesting series when I was flicking through the TV channels. It was called Gakkou no Kaidan -Ghost Stories- and it caught my interest. That was my reunion with anime and by the summer of the same year I had started to watch anime not on TV but via the Internet.
I enjoy various genres of anime but I’m very fond of dramas and tragedies. That’s why I love Key’s works, ef, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Higurashi, etc. But I also love slice-of-life series and comedies such as Azumanga Daiou, Hayate no Gotoku, School Rumble, K-ON!, or fantasy series such as Fate/stay Night or ARIA. And I don’t really know in which genre to place Code Geass, which I loved as well.
My mother tongue is Czech, which is quite natural as I come from the Czech Republic. I’ve been studying English since 7, when I enrolled in an elementary school focused on foreign language studies. Besides these, I eagerly study Japanese, I studied Spanish at elementary school but I’ve forgotten most of it by now, and I’m forced to study French at my current school.
I started blogging in November 2008 after being inspired by fellow blogger Danny Choo. Since then, I’ve been getting more and more visitors and I’m doing my best to make sure that they will enjoy their stay here. Currently, the blog has around 1300 visitors per day and I will do my best to keep the number growing.
What means “raku” in the blog’s name?
Raku means comfort or ease in Japanese, and it is also a part of the word “rakuen” which means “paradise”.
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