I’m currently excited for one thing right now and I wasn’t really that into it before I found out what was in surprise for me at the upcoming Anime Festival Asia’08 that will be held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Hall in Singapore from the 22-23th November 2008(next month!!!) and that would be the presence of one particular person. I’m sorry girls but its not you this time, its…well…her……
SHERYL NOME!!!!!! aka May’N!!!! KYAH~~~ or was it the other was around? Oh well, doesn’t matter.
I’m going to Singapore next month for AFA’08 even if it will cost me someones arm, foot or even kidney. Most probably a kidney since it cost more. Anyway, for the first time in South East Asia not only will they be bringing in the people actually behind the anime we watch like Mechanical Designer Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam, Gachaman) and STUDIO 4°C Animation Director Koji Morimoto but also an A-class Japanese pop star all under one roof.
If you guys are planning to go as well but have no idea how to plan your trip EMiNA Cyber has it all planned out for you for a very affortable price. Check it out cause I’m going with them too. But if you are going there on your own, sponsored (stares at Akiko…ji~~~) or otherwise lets meet up and enjoy the event together then maybe later we can have fun at nite too! Ministry of Sound here I come!!! Yeah!!!
While waiting for that to happen, here’s a clip of May’N aka Sheryl Nome’s live performance if you haven’t watch it yet to excite you. XD
Speaking of which, my goal during this trip is to take a picture of me doing the Kira pose with May’N herself. I just do hope there is an autograph session.
Its finally that time of year again, where (most) girls and guys…well just don’t really care much about it. Its my birthday and its coming soon of the 27th of this month (its October already!). So for all the five of you who actually visits my blog here’s a simple list you can pick from for my present.
1. A wallet
2. A sling bag
3. Money (if you owe me money then saying its a present while giving it to me does not count)
4. Macross Valkryie plastic model
5. PS3/Wii/NDS (this is hoping too much)
6. Revoltech Fraulein Series’s Rei/Asuka figurine a Nendoroid Lucky Star Figure is fine too XD
6. A date (only if you are a girl)
So basically you have a ton of very affordable items to buy for me minus number 5 lah. Number 6 is only for girls so if you are a guy you can belanja me makan instead. I promise that if you get me a present I will pretend to be very surprised for you. hehehe XD
Oh, and since I have exams coming soon I will not be updating until the 19th of October.To those who are gonna join me in MMU’s examinations: GOOD LUCK!!! and if you’re having your holidays: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
In a nutshell, the event sucks. Its full of local online game promotional booths and there is hardly anything related to games and anime other than the few doujin booths, some cosplayers and 2 small stalls selling figurines and anime related items. 80% is full of online games that we have never heard before and almost all of it is in chinese!!!
The cosplay contest on day 2 is a joke. Really, it is. 8 cosplayers. Eight. I have more fingers than that. Even the recent Animax cosplay competition had 10 at least. I know. I was one of the judges. There was purely a lack of promotion and advertisement cause even I did not know about it until last minute when Akiko reminded me. Still to be more accurate in what was wrong:
1. Lack of promotion.
2. Stupid stage location (it was place in a corner…very stupid thing to do) and it was too small.
3. Too focused on online games.
4. Making use of cosplayers to pull in the crowd (I know…).
5. No proper security (an incident happened to one of the cosplayer and I got screwed because of it. Fuck you ACGC committee for not having a brain to have security at one of the most highest traffic locations in the hall! Dumbass!).
6. Small venue (for a corporate sponsored event you might think that they could afford a bigger venue).
I might be a tad little too cruel on my judgement but then again I hate sucky corporate sponsored events. A small consolation though is that the cosplayer who cosplayed for both days were really good in making their costumes. I have seen many throughout the years and I’m really impressed. I’m looking forward to what cosplayers will bring to Comic Fiesta 2008 later this year.
Here is some pics I took. I’m still new in using an SLR (thanks to Man of Honour for the camera) and I did not have a flash unit and the venue’s lighting was not that good. I’ll upload some of the better pics to my photobucket account later when I have more time.
Mintos-dono!!! Please do not overwork me during CF2008!!! >_<”
I’ll upload my other pics into my photobucket account. Its not easy resizing 200+ pics so it’ll take me some time. In the meantime, you can enjoy a picture of me doing the ‘KIRA~~’ pose compliments of Aoshi88.
And yes, I’ll most probably be doing the Kira pose again during CF this year…if Aoshi reminds me lah. hehe.