Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 New Year Resolution

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Time do really flies, like those streaks on lights in the photo above, it's year 2009!
This year have been a blast for me, trying to balance work, school and hobby at the same time.
But still it's been a fruitful year for me, knowing more people and gaining some new skills too.

Even tho this is a relatively new blog which is barely 2 months old, I am quite surprised that there are a couple of peeps already reading this website. I will try to update more frequently with more interesting topics. ^^;

Now onto my new year resolution for year 2009.
* To finish my part time diploma in Digital Media
* To get sick less frequently(god.. my MC rate is 22 days this year)
* To visit Japan
* To improve on my photography skill
* To get laid?(hopefully)

Well, that's about all of the things that I want/hope to do for this new year. How about yours?
And before I end this post, one more of those night scene photo which I've just taken.
Guess Singaporean should know where I actually stay already. :D

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Kagamin Miku

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A must buy for myself!

We support bootleg!!

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Noooo!! It's not my fault!!

After posting here on SGCafe concerning getting a bootleg figurine at EOY just as a caution for those patronizing the shop but all I've gotten so far are insults like how stupid I am not knowing it's a bootleg.
Quote from some of the forum user:

*So in other words, TS is an idiot to not observant on the price differences but still complains that he was disappointed in the quality in it, and now he plans to report this matter to CASE? Oh. My. God. New level of stupidity acheived.*

*TS >> u ownself never check properly wanna report to CASE.... +1000 for stupidity level higher than CITA.*

Maybe my tone in my last post is too harsh but wow, this is epic. I already said I am unable to bring this up to CASE since they don't issue receipt at the time of the purchase. Either my English sucks or some other reasons which they can't read what I wrote.
To me their replies is like saying it's ok to sell bootleg as long as you don't buy them.
Another quote:

*They do sadly , I mean , I dun blame PITB , their service is flawless , and not only tat , most SG peeps are cheapskates who just want all the good stuff , even if they are fakes XD Majority of PSP users (Inclusive of myself) Don't even have a UMD XD*

Wow, he is so proud that he is pirating PSP game that he needs to post on a public forum telling the whole world about it. Maybe he should tell the whole world how he's able to download animes and not getting Odex'ed.

*We are genetic copies of our parents, which in turn is a bootleg. Report to CASE nao!*

Post like this just makes my eyes bleed when I read them.

Impz made a good post on the reason why I was really upset about the bootleg Miku. To me it doesn't matter if your selling a cheap or an expensive bootleg, to me it's just dishonesty. Just think of those who doesn't have good knowledge of the product and buying them on impulse. Seriously I wonder how many of the people understands it. Well, I truely learned a lot from this $30 loss especially on the younger generation's thinking.

On a side note, to people of pan-in-the-box, I apologise if any of my comment in my last post was too harsh or rude. Please remove any of those bootlegs your having now, it doesn't looks good on you.

With this I end my rant. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Spot the difference!

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One cookie to those who can spot it.

Apparently one of the Miku shown above is a bootleg which I bought from one of the store from EOY. My fault actually to never really checked before buying. There were like 2-3 on sales at the store which I purchased from and they were all sold out on the very day itself. So other than myself, there should be others who got cheated too. The shop name is "pan-in-the-box" if I'm not wrong.

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The bootleg version
Made of glossy material, blushes on the cheek, eye staring to the front.
Others not shown in photo include loose joints and lousy paint work.

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The original version
Made of non glossy material, no blushes on the cheek, eye staring to the top.

Seriously it's damn hard to differentiate between the 2 when they are in packaging. I guess the best way to be safe is to just buy from the reputated store even tho the price will be a bit higher rather taking the risk and getting a bootleg one without one knowing.

If anyone from "pan-in-the-box" is reading this, please reconsider the way you do business. If there's receipt for this bootleg I've bought, I'll make sure I report this to CASE. Too bad there isn't any. Good for you!

Thanks to Cleartranquil for pointing this out to me.

The video is awesome!

Thanks to Percula for his awesome work.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Hatsune Miku Nendoroid

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Having fun taking photograph of Hatsune Miku.

Seriously, am I only the one having problem balancing Miku?
The 2 pony tail are kinda causing the imbalance on the nendoroid.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Massive spending this month. . .

Loot Dec08
Total spending for this month loot: $268.78

Photo above shows GSC Hatsune Miku Nendroid, Alter 1/7 Hayate Yagami, Re:(Artbook by Square Enix for games like FFXIII), Megumi Magazine Jan09 Edition, GS Magazine Jan09 Edition and Ga-Rei Manga 1-6. Actually never expect to spend so much this month after spending like 2k on the DSRL camera just weeks ago. Nevertheless, I usually never care much about spending especially on things that I really want which actually causes me to overspend. ^^;

Guess I really need to control my spending before the next payday. . . So what have you peeps gotta for this month? Wanna share? :D

Friday, December 19, 2008

The End of EOY

So apparently the EOY this year is the last and final for fans like us.
As you can read from the announcement here, STAC is dissolving.
And also they seems to be losing money from organizing the event every year.

Well one less event for me next year to attend... Gonna miss EOY.
To those who whine about paying $12, please try organizing the event yourself.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Something random

Monday, December 15, 2008

EOY 2008

I guess I am one of the latest blogger to report on the event which just happens last Saturday at Singapore Expo. Been too busy sorting out the 700+ photos which only 80ish photos have been decent. :(
This is the 2nd time I attended this event, managed to meet up with some bloggers like the FAMOUS panther who failed to hide from me. Now onto the cosplayers..

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Cutest Nell I've seen so far.

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Last appearance for HoiHoi-San at EOY08.

Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji.

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The girl in the center got one of the best costume for the event imo.

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The Idolmaster group.

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And lastly the dynasty warrior girl which panther have been crazy over.

Got nothing to said much, basically the event have been covered by most of the bloggers.
For more of my photos which I've taken, can be found

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Final Fantasy XIII

Been waiting for this for years. :D

Thursday, December 11, 2008


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EOY2008 is on Saturday! Hopefully many of you peeps are going.
I for sure am going for sure. :D

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Hatsune Miku - Innocence

I really like the animation in this video. :D

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Things about Animes. . .

I can't stop laughing after seeing this in my email.
Seriously, it always happen in animes only! :D
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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Monsoon Season

Also known as a boring season for me even tho the weather is more cooling.
Basically it's my rare off day at work today and I'm stuck at home doing nothing, thanks to the rain. :(
Well, at least it gives me a chance to play around with my camera.
One more of those shots taken from my window again. This time with some PS added. :)
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Monday, December 01, 2008

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku

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[Picture taken from Good Smile Company]
Apparently I missed out on getting Nendoroid version of Hatsune Miku.
Seems to be sold out everywhere, anyone can advice where I can try? ^^;

Window View Part II

This time, photo taken in the morning. So much easier to shoot in the daytime.

Window View

Trying to get a good shot of the night view from my window.
This the best I managed so far, considering the fact that I'm not using any tripod. :D
Will try for a better shot next time once I got the time.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Nendoroids Series

Finally acquired my 1st sets of nendoroids, they're so cute!
They are Kagamine Rin, Len from the vocaloid series and Shana from Shakugan no Shana.
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Will be trying to acquire the full set of vocaloid characters for my collection.
Till then, enjoy a video of vocaloid all stars in action. :D

Friday, November 28, 2008


I love this animation for vocaloid.
Features all the vocaloid which some I barely knows... lol.. :3

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Animelo 2008

Yeah I know it old news, Animelo 2008 had already finished in August.
This year Animelo is a bit unique tho, it's split into 2 days with different singers each day. And May'n was also invited as one of the singer this year. :o
Guess those paying to watch must be burning a hole in their pocket. :x

A preview on what songs were sang.
I wanna watch Nana Mizuki and Ali Project duet for the song "Eternal Blaze" bad. >_<

The theme song for Animelo 2008, Yells ~It's a Beautiful Life~.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Anime Festival Asia 08 - The Aftermath

It's been a blast for me for the past 2 days where I spend most of the time at Suntec together with thousand others who had attended this event. Figurine companies showcasing their products, high profile people from the animation industries giving talks, live performance by Ichirou Mizuki and May'n. I really do hope to know more people who will attend this event with me tho. :(

I guess many people like me really enjoyed this event or at least one lucky guy did. I did had a lot of fun going around and taking photos of the cosplayers on the 2nd day with my uber 2 years old crappy campact digicam(time to invest in a DSRL!). Have to chase the cosplayers around tho, hope I wish they have a cosplay corner where all cosplayers will be gathered there. ^^;

Overall, I think the event is really well done and organised. Really hoping to see a AFA09 next year. Till then looking forward to EOY08.

And before I end, a short Lion PV for all of you peeps. ^^

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Anime Festival Asia - Day 2

Day 2 of AFA08. More can be found here.
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Anime Festival Asia - Day 1

Been a hectic day, here are photos taken on the day.
A lot of blurrish photos tho, please forgive me.
Amateur photographer here. :3
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