Maybe I’m too pushy sometimes. I dunno. A little too agressive in my actions or a little over the top at times. I fumble my words too from time to time. But hey, nobody’s perfect and I have to admit I’m NOT perfect. I might not be the smartest guy you know or the best looking, or the tallest or even the greatest even. All I can say that I am who I am. A honest person. I try not to lie but if I do it is only for 2 reasons and which one is for survival and the other is to protect those who are dearest to me.
Still being just myself people sometimes look at me like some weird being trying to devour them or something. I have no ill will or bad intentions against anyone. In fact, what I would really love to do at most times is to curl up in my room and not go out but as I have made a promise to myself to go out and meet new and interesting people that is what I will do and what I must do. No single living being can stand being alone.
Even though socialising is a difficult thing to do at times but it must be done not for others but for myself. Even if I’m not accepted in the eyes of society for being who I am and I’m not conforming to their interest or image then so be it. Cause if they can’t scratch the surface to see the truth then its their lost.
Merry Christmas to one and all!!!! Especially to my family, friends and close associates. To my uncle Leon and his family in New Zealand I wish you guys a very Merry Christmas.
In this season of joy lets put our differences aside and sit together for a glass of wine and laughter. One thing I learned from doing A Christmas Carol is that the spirit of Christmas is in each and everyone of us and it is only fitting that we share the joy of Christmas with everyone.
After being whipped asked by Akiko multiple times to finish writing about AFA I’ve finally got around to complete it. Finally indeed. Now I just need to finish my 14 shows, deal with my assignment, complete 2 presentations, juggle with a midterm paper and then finish the semester with a final paper. Sigh…and I haven’t even prepared for Christmas yet. (TT_TT)
Day 2 of AFA was remarkably better than the day before in terms of numbers of both guest and cosplayers. Maybe it was because the cosplay competition was held on day 2 or that May’N’s concert was gonna be held that evening. Well to me it didn’t matter though although I did regret not buying a certain hand figurine much earlier.
Cosplayers were everywhere to be seen not to mention the quality of most costumes were really really good. Its either some of them are ridiculously talented in making costumes or some of them are so bloody rich they could afford to import cosplay items and accessories such as Zero’s (of the Code Geass series) mask/helmet. Though I like to say the first but then again after having a close look at some of their costumes and props I do have to admit some of this Singaporean(?) cosplayers are really really loaded. Suddenly I now feel abit tad sad living in Malaysia.
I bet you 10 bucks its a guy in there.
As though it didn’t get any better I met some friends from MMU’s Emina Melaka such as Lisa, Loo Mun, Hsia Liang just to name a few. Haven’t seen them since GACC earlier this year. I so missed the time we started GACC together…that was such a blast.
Though I didn’t manage to catch Aniki’s mini concert on Day 1(heh…) I did however catch a glimpse of his special performance on day 2 although it was nearing the end.
Anyways, I saw the most perfect Ranka Lee cosplayer evar!!! She fits the character so perfectly I was literally stunned for a few seconds.
I have to admit that there were particularly a large number of Hatsune Miku cosplayers and also those from Vocaloid.
Wut? A manga kissa? In Singapore? No way….but seriously its not that surprising. I haven’t been to their actual shop but I figure it must feel like its our local (chinese translated) manga rental shops but with more zest and more equipment like massage chairs and Japanese books.
I have to admit. I had my ass handed back to me from playing Tekken 6 against Nikki but only because I had not played Tekken for a long time okay?!!! As expected, the graphics and gameplay was good. Its really amazing that they manage to bring in the arcade machine as its currently only available in Japan. This goes the same for the new Street Fighter game as well though I did not manage to give it a try.
Fancy meeting Reno there as well. I first meet him while I was judging the Animax cosplay competition a few months back but I didn’t get a chance to talk to him until now.
Finally, a complementary picture of my overlord and master Akiko.(unfanged version cause I promised that I won’t put it up)
Then last but not least, the time that everyone has been waiting for…MAY’N!!!!!!!!!!!!! The amazing thing about being in Singapore is that not only that they have a reliable transport system that comes on time but their event schedule too starts on the clock unlike their bigger neighbor up north(unfortunately…). All I can say about the concert was that the sound system sucked so much it did not give her voice the justice it deserved, the crowd was so big I had to view the concert from a balcony 150m++ away with a 75-300mm zoom lens in which not only hurts my eye while sniping taking pictures of May’N it was also the only means in which I could get a good view from up close in which you can see from the pictures below.
The crowd went wild just as she appeared on stage and as you can see from the pics some rich otakus fans were even seen waiving glow sticks.
This was seen during all of the six songs she performed. I think its from the Diamond VIP ticket holders. Dammit.
But at the end of the day, all they got was a pre-signed piece of autograph on a square card at the meet and greet session. Disappointing to say the least.
Her last song that she performed which was ‘Iteza Gogo Kuji Don’t be late’ was so bloody EPIC I actually shed tears. You can asked any of the Emina members that went. They can vouch for me. Remember on my earlier post that I will do a Kira post at every ACG event I attend this year? Well to no further a do. Here it is…
Yes…I do know that I look like I was going to consume her soul from this picture but you can blame Nikki for this using my Sony Alpha. Its ok Nikki I know Sony is not your thing I prefer Nikon myself if I got a choice.
Oh, by the way I didn’t actually cry while May’N was singing ‘Iteza Gogo Kuji Don’t be late’ taking the long range shots through the viewfinder just took a strain on my eyes and tears just flowed.
These days I’m so busy with so many things to do at once with studies on one hand and social responsibility on the other it pretty surprising to see that I’m still alive and kicking albeit like a almost dead cockroach lah. Anyway, with my stage production coming up its about time that I join in the bandwagon to promote it as well. This is what I got from my email so I’ll just put it here since I’m too pooped out to write.
KLPac has lined up the perfect holiday treat for you!
We’ll be staging an all-time holiday favourite
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Charles Dickens & adapted by John Mortimer
directed by Christopher Ling
with Darius Taraporvala as Scrooge
Also featuring Adrina Badri Aila Namira Alex Chua Az’farr Baginda Azmir Abdullah Bella Rahim Cayla Savari Christopher Low Gowri Paary Grace Ng Johann Lim Kiren Krishnan Marvin Wong Mikey Tai Nicholas Low Nicole-Anne Thomas Niki Cheong Rosdayana Rosti Shahril Abdul Rani Sham Sunder Binwani Siti Farah Abdullah Sunny Tony Leo Selvaraj Wan Muhammad Aiman bin Azmi and Alexander Henderson as Tiny Tim
Music Nick Choo Set Fang Chyi Lighting Teo Kuang Han SoundMichael Thomas Movement Peter Ong
12 – 28 December @ 8.30pm daily except 3pm on Sun & X’mas Day (no shows on Mon & X’mas Eve)
RM60 / RM40 / RM20(students, sr. citizens & the disabled)
Check out our fantastic deals…an absolute bargain!
FamilyPackage @ RM100 for family of 4(all days)
Cheap WeekdayTickets @ RM20 FLAT (Tues – Thurs)
With the year coming to an end & the festive season just round the corner, it’s time to slow down, unwind … and revel in the celebrations!
KLPac invites you & your loved ones to experience the magic, warmth and spirit of the festive season with a classic by Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol. You may know it as the Mickey or Muppet Christmas Carol seen on TV but the storyline is surely a familiar for many.
Follow the miserly but extremely wealthy Ebenezer Scrooge who hated the humbug of Christmas as he is taken on a journey through past, present and future. As he enters the lives of Tiny Tim, Bob Crachit and the Fezziwigs, he comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity and goodwill. His metamorphosis is sure to warm hearts and is perhaps one of the main reasons why, more than a century on,A Christmas Carol remains one of the most popular and best-loved tales.
Playing the mean old Scrooge is Darius Taraporvala, last seen in The Actors Studio’s Sybil, who will be backed by a 26-strong ensemble. And unique to this production is a mini orchestra, led by Music Director Nick Choo, performing original music set to traditional lyrics as well as new arrangements of classic carols likeSilent Night.
Spend some quality time with those close to you … young or old, round them all up for KLPac’s A Christmas Carol.
Oh, and did we mention what absolute bargains we’re offering?
Again, it’s RM100 only for a family of 4 or RM20 FLAT for Tues – Thurs…
So there you go, a small shameless self promotion to kick things off. If you’re wondering, firstly ,I have only a very extremely small role in this play(so don’t expect too much). Second, this is a play not a musical. And third but not least please come to support the show(or at least me).
Now I leave you with a snippet of the press preview that was performed to the press just recently. Enjoy.