Today is my last day with my company (゜▽゜;)
Have been using the AFA X lanyard and Anisong VIP card since 3 years ago as staff pass (office access card hidden inside the card holder). Will be heading to HR to return everything later.
It has been a great 3 years. Happy 11/12/13!
I don’t usually blog at night, but when I do, it’s when I don’t wanna study.
Am now sitting in the middle of my room using the laptop with my exam notes at the side, which obviously I don’t wanna touch anymore because it’s a Saturday night and Saturday nights are meant to hikki at home and play games.
But here I am, listening to EGOIST (and feeling a little bit emo) while using the laptop on the ironing board that I’ve stolen from my mom’s room. I don’t feel like doing anything, it’s just one of those nights that I just want to enjoy feeling useless and have no sense of urgency. And remember I said I like to just stare blankly at my organizer? Am doing it right now. Seems like we’re already 1 week in December! That also means….
My first paper is like, tomorrow lol.
And then Wednesday comes and it’ll be my last day at work with my current company. I think I’m starting to feel the ache to leave but I just tell myself it’s for the better and not dwell on it so much. And of course, to welcome better and great things that comes after that, and by that I don’t mean my second paper that’s gonna be on Thursday morning. I’m talking about my sanctuary day! Remember my sanctuary day that I was talking about a couple of entries back? Remember, remember. 16th of December! The day I can start to avoid all humans and to just play games all day long!
Am supposed to meet Liar for lunch on that day though because back in our secondary school days we used to frequent this Taiwan cuisine place on the 2nd floor of Jubilee (and always order the same old food every single damn time we go, really buay sian one) but it closed down. Apparently it opened somewhere near my current workplace after it closed down and I just recently went there to have lunch, so I told Liar about it and she got excited and we decided to go have lunch there again before she flies to Switzerland and me to Kuala Lumpur for Comic Fiesta. So nostalgic, am so gonna order that bowl of spicy and sour noodles even though I can’t take the spiciness. It’s okay, I am M. I love it.
And yeah….then Comic Fiesta. Would be cosplaying! I haven’t been cosplaying much this year due to school and exams so I hope to “make up” for it during EOY and Comic Fiesta. But the day I am most looking forward to would be 26th December. OH MY TIDUS! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
Okay as I move along I somehow got a feeling I might say something weird so shall stop here. But sigh, since you insist, I have no choice but to leave a picture of Tidus here.
I’m a generous person, drool all you want.
Can't deny part of me went for the D&D because I wanted to win some badass prizes but being someone that've been hounded by bad luck when it comes to lucky draw, I didn't win anything at the end of the day. The place I'm working at really got nothing but money, every year their D&D prizes very zai one.
But the reason why I went was because it'll be my last D&D with my current company.
Me. In a dress.
I always tell myself I have to wear more dresses even on non-formal occasions since it can maybe train me to behave more feminine and eventually it'll become a part of me (lol I feel like laughing at myself by typing this). But yes I'm still working on it because I actually don't feel very comfortable wearing a dress. I'm okay with skirts though. Perhaps it's just me being me.
Anyway, the D&D was held at Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom, I got lost and I went to MBS Hotel instead of the Convention Centre...so I was quite late when I got in. There was this awkward atmosphere at my table since I don't know the people there but I pulled through by saying "Endure it! For the prizes, endure it!"
But..... BOOOHOHOHOHOHO don't remind me anymore.Read More
Hi. I want to show off.
I received souvenirs from a friend yesterday! It's a PERSONA 3 MOVIE -#1 Spring of Birth- book that was sold in the cinemas to promote the movie and a strap of the protagonist from the official (?) Persona shop in Shinjuku.
The movie started screening in Japan cinemas last Saturday (23-Nov-13) and my friend said the show was good! I want to watch it so bad....because out of all the Persona series I like Persona 3 the most. All of the people that I know likes Persona 4 more though but I guess I just like tragedies. Spoiler: The protagonist died in the game in the end.
I initially thought it was an illustration book but it actually have a lot of content! Like full page illustrations, character introductions, seiyuu interviews, gameplay and background information of the scenarios in the game. I didn't even want to sleep last night because I was so engrossed with feasting my eyes.
My favourite full page illustration from the book. Sigh. Looking at it just bring tears to my eyes.Read More
I might just become someone that couldn’t live without her organizer anymore.
I’m so reliant on my organizer that I don’t even try to use my brain to remember things anymore lol.
It’s like the first thing I do when I reach office every morning, I would open up my organizer to see what to expect for the week, to see if I have classes tomorrow or to just stare blankly at it. At night I would just look at it again to make sure I’m not missing anything out and to just stare blankly again. Oh yes, I also write about the summary of a day like a tweet every single day when a date passed.
For example, I wrote about the summary of my a day which goes like
“Wtf man need to pay $75 for dental can buy myself air tickets liao.” or something more descriptive like
“Mizuki Nana live viewing! Bought shirts! Persona 5 announced too. And Ishiyama Junior is born!!”
So I update my organizer everyday. I can NEVER lose my organizer, I need to have it with me at all times.
I have a habit on crossing out dates on my calendar when the day is over and while I am secretly excited that we’re already moving in into December (which means I’m everyday a step closer to Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster release date yay!), I’m also damn sian because December is gonna be freaaaaking busy.
I wouldn’t mind if the stuff are spread out evenly and balanced throughout the month but no. I have work, exams and photoshoots lined up side by side during the first 2 weeks. And I might need to escort a friend that’s coming from Japan during my exam periods since I already promised and also because I totally forgot I would be having exams then. Let alone study, I don’t even think I have ample time to copy all the focus points to prepare myself.
I actually cannot afford to fail any of the modules this time round due to some arrangements I made and if I happen to fail and have to retake….&$@*^$@&*$%@&^$%!!
After mid December would be slightly better though, by then I would have already quit my job and my ultimate idea of celebrating that is thoughtfully and painfully planned by me myself would be to hikki in my own room and play games all day. Can’t wait for the day my sanctuary comes.
According to my trusty organizer it tells me 16th December would be my destined day.
I’m waiting for you.
Went for『NANA MIZUKI LIVE CIRCUS 2013＋』live viewing at Shaw on Sunday.
1 Gimmick Game
2 Lovely Fruit
3 POP MASTER
4 COSMIC LOVE
5 Love Brick
6 Get my drift？
8 BRIGHT STREAM
11 POWER GATE
12 Naked Soldier
15 Preserved Roses
16 ETERNAL BLAZE
18 SCARLET KNIGHT
19 SUPER GENERATION
21 innocent starter
Live viewing starts at 5PM, but I went at 3PM so I can get my hands on the concert shirts! Thank God I went early because the black one was almost sold out when it was my turn. My brother is sad because he’s a closet fan of Mizuki Nana and wanted me to help him get the shirt too but they were only selling size M.
And I’m jealous! Taiwan have the shirt with Nana’s face (left) in maroon.
It was my first live viewing experience and I’m surprised Nana’s voice through the system was really crisp clear when she was singing. I thought since it’s like live streaming it wouldn’t be that good like there’s lots of noise and stuff but yeah, pleasant surprise! It was also nice to see fans waving their penlights enthusiastically when their favourite songs were sung. Almost the entire hall turned bright orange (ultra brights!) when “Eternal Blaze” came on!
And everyone switched to white when “Shin’ai” came on for encore! Mizuki Nana saved it as the last song because the song holds a deep meaning for her and she already had plans to sing it. Apparently it is voted as the #1 song that Taiwan fans wanted to hear during the concert too. So good for the Taiwan fans!
After the encore ended and after she went back in, the Taiwan fans did a surprise sing-together of POWER GATE and Mizuki Nana came out again!! So rare I was really surprised because it’s almost impossible to see this in Singapore I think. The Taiwan fans were so passionate! And then she answered the fans with an acoustic version of “Innocent Starter”.
Most of the songs that I’ve wanted to hear came out, a couple of songs came out on Day 1 instead (live viewing only for Day 2) but I’m still contented anyway! I really like her 2nd outfit which was specially tailored for her Taiwan performance. I hope to attend her solo live one day! But maybe aim for Animelo first? I have been saying I want to attend Animelo for almost 3 years but nothing has happened yet. （￣ー￣）
I can't believe it is almost two weeks since AFA. Felt like I've watched the concerts just last week!
I have also came to realize that I am a high maintenance person when it comes to resting. You know the thing about sleep debts? I'm quite sure I already paid them all off but I still feel strangely tired everyday. Maybe I'm the kind that needs double the rest time when I tire myself more than usual suddenly.
Anyway, post-Anisong concert entry today!
Not too different from what I've imagined, except one thing. We all know that Chelly is the vocalist for EGOIST, and we all know that she herself is coming to AFA. But how is she going to sing for us live when nobody knows her real identity and how she looks like at all? I was guessing it would be a hologram of Inori on the stage and maybe Chelly would be hiding backstage singing live or something. BUT!
It turned out that when Inori appeared on the panel, CHELLY APPEARED TOO.
She was just behind the hologram panel. That got everyone excited because we could see her shadow and her movements, which Inori gladly followed and if I'm not wrong, it involved some sort of motion sensor technology. But of course it's dark back there so we still couldn't see her face, but it doesn't really matter to me because seeing how she looks like isn't a very important factor to me. I'm more interested in how she deliver her music considering that it's her first "live" appearance.
She got the concert started with my favourite song from EGOIST, 【名前のない怪物くん】and I was just like "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" in my mind but I also sorta guessed she would start with that heh heh. Her voice sounded different from the Mp3 version at first but after that her voiced warmed up and it was great. Just great. It was a pity that she only sang 5 songs, but it's not that EGOIST have a lot of songs anyway. If I remember correctly here's the setlist, feel free to correct me if I got them wrong:
【All Alone With You】
【The Everlasting Guilty Crown】
【Departures ~Anata ni Okuru no Ai no Uta】
Departures was AMAZING. A pity she didn't sing Planetes and Eutrepe but that setlist was good enough too! Wished she sang more songs though!
Has been about a week since AFA ended, and this year I was helping out at the Culture Japan booth again!
Was actually told to cosplay for all three days, but I asked if I could be a booth helper for a day this time round since I've not tried it before. Like you know, I want to be slightly more helpful through labor rather than standing and posing for photos all the time when the crew is busy behind me.
And yes! Normal booth helper for Day 1, and cosplay for Day 2 and Day 3!Read More
I’ll do a proper post as soon as I finish catching up with the anime that I’ve missed due to AFA.
So here’s a loot post first!
Okay finally my turn to do a AFA loot pic! I didn’t buy a lot this time round but I’m quite sure I missed out some stuff I was looking for. ><
Culture Japan Retro shirt
Culture Japan Summer Mirai shirt
LiSA’s Another Great Day shirt
I Love Anisong shirt
(I make it a point to buy this every year, I wanted to buy the Anisong lanyard too but it was quite expensive…)
CDS’s Shingeki no Kyojin Tribute Set
(I am left with Heichou because I gave Mikasa away to a friend and another friend took Eren ^q^)
(Just because it’s Hachioji P)
Asuka strap from Teru Teru! (*′☉.̫☉)
(I already have an exact same one but it looks nicer in wood, and also because it’s Asukaaaa so I decided to just buy it anyway LOL. And I got a free Asuka postcard yay!!!!)
Stuff that was given to me during AFA:
Kana Hanazawa Tribute Artbook + Gin no Saji Fanbook given to me by Saitou and his artist friend!
He even did a service and drew a portrait of me inside the book. Thank you!! You draw me until so cute I paiseh. (ᅌᴗᅌ* )
A friend from Japan came to attend AFA for EGOIST concert and gave me omiyage!
Miku phone jack
Miku ez-link card sticker
Miku snack thingy lol
Some famous baumkuchen in Japan HOW COME SHE KNOWS I LIKE BAUMKUCHEN. Ok la I think she don’t know she just happen to buy it heh
Magi chocolates and Magi snacks!!!!! And Hakuryuu keychain!
Maybe she knew Mao (SID) is my husbando thats why she got me Magi stuff dufufufu ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)
The posters that were rolled up were the ones that I balloted for the 3 days concert!
Hachioji-P autograph. The power of love.
Mizuki Nana autograph. I think I used up all the luck in my life for this.
kz autograph. The power of Jeff.
Aoi Eir autograph. The power of Jeff. Again.
angela autograph. The power of Jeff. x3.
That’s all! It has been a great AFA!
The year’s most exciting event. Starts from tomorrow.
I will be attending all 3 days of Anisong concerts as usual.
Can’t wait for Hachioji-P and EGOIST tomorrowwwwwww!!