Anime Festival Asia 09 ends
Astray Red Frame

Astray Red Frame

From the previous 2 short posts I’ve made, you can probably get a general idea of AFA09. The concert rocks, event presence got buffed, and there’re indeed more interests than AFA08. Strangely enough, there wasn’t much that I bought, apart from the little temptation to buy the Macross Frontier Valkyrie Superpack, but heck I suppose it’s available at Hobby Art Gallery anyway. My dead wallet aside, I reckon future AFAs would do better if they sport more exclusive event-only merchandise and collectibles…

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AFA09 Day 2 – Deculture!
November 22, 2009, 10:49 pm
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Anime Festival Asia Day 2 ended an hour ago (my light sticks are still glowing), and I suppose most would agree it ended with an inexorable high. The concert started in full force, with Fukuyama grabbing the stage and my most rapt attention, followed by the young Macross F singer May’n, and ended with two duets Diamond Crevasse and Dynamite Explosion…

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AFA 09 Day 1 – Z!
November 22, 2009, 1:24 am
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I’m really too tired to really type out much of a post, but in short: –

1.) Loads of people, loads of queues

2.) Plenty more booths and fun stuff to look at, didn’t go MMKCafe though

3.) A LOT more cosplayers, they’re basically everywhere (even in the neighbouring electronics fair)

4.) Ichirou Mizuki: I’M HOME

5.) Shoko-tan: You are 最高!

6.) Ichirou Mizuki makes jokes (*coughmizucough*)

7.) Aniki steals a glance at Shoko-tan’s chest while singing BREAST FIRE

8.) Need to heal my throat; too much shouting during Aniki’s performance

9.) Someone said Aniki is so manly he has 5 penises

p.s. Miku lags

p.p.s. Looking very much forward to Day 2’s concert. Fukuyama and May’n DUET

Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance
November 16, 2009, 12:11 am
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Just watched Eva 2.0 last night, after 2 days with little sleep. I enjoyed it tremendously, despite feeling sleepy-ish throughout the show. There were plenty of action scenes, with angels popping out rather regularly to break the peace of Tokyo-3 (as well as wake me up a little). We see the old cast, Rei and Shinji, complemented with Asuka’s lively appearance, and topped off with the new mysterious bespectacled brunette Mari in a whole new Evangelion plot. A remake of the original, Evangelion 2.0, also known as 新劇場版: 破, brings the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy to a whole new exciting level.

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Gear Up
October 29, 2009, 4:00 pm
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Finally, after expensive attempts at it, I’ve got my Class 3 Driving Licence! There’re several ways one can pick up driving in Singapore, either by enrolling in driving schools or by private learning. Enrolling in schools makes a systematic approach in learning, booking of lessons and tests, therefore on the whole speeds up the process. However, private learners are offered better flexibility, lower learning fees, and more focused teaching (one instructor one student). I enrolled in the driving school at Kampong Ubi, ComfortDelGro Driving Centre . The entire learning process can be as fast as in 3 months, but will cost two thousand singapore dollars at a minimum…

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September 1, 2009, 10:55 pm
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More often than none I come back saying ‘Hello again’ to my blog. It’s been a while, and I’ve finally completed my final year project, and am now in the midst of a well-deserved holiday. Here’s a little summary of what happened the past couple of months…
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (US Military)
July 4, 2009, 11:01 pm
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Finally picked the latest sequel to the first Transformer epic, and I’m not disappointed at all. At least not in the amount of explosions.

I remember hearing it rated 0.5 out of a maximum 5 stars, and I thought straight, huh? C’mon it can’t be that bad? We all still remember and love the first Transformers! It was totally badass!

Remember how the band of US troops got ambushed in the middle of a desert? The guy that shouted “LEFT CHEEK LEFT CHEEK”? The dumb credit card scene? Oh yes that was it. The aftermath of losing a military base, and the story developed somewhat more sinister a fate for the US military. They got pummelled, kicked in the butt, burgled, and had what remained of their reputation saved by a squad of hero soldiers. One of which skidded off his motorbike to shoot a deadly barrage into a Decepticon’s crotch. However fear not, the second movie was their redemption. /sarcasm

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