Monday, December 08, 2014

Lens Reviews 2014!

It's been awhile since I did a lens review/update! I've gotten a lot of new lenses lately and I wanna share how they look!

Lenses reviewed in this post are:

  1. The Dolly Eye Blytheye - Grey 
  2. EOS A3 (Princess Mimi/Bambi) - Green
  3. EOS Fay/Fairy - Blue
  4. i.Fairy Sakura/Sugar Candy - Pink
  5. Vassen Lollipop - Red

So many different colours. So many different brands and patterns! Wow! :D

Disclaimer: I'm doing these reviews just for the convenience of other people who need customer pictures. I'm not a professional reviewer and I'm definitely not paid to do this!
None of these pictures are edited. (except for some pimples, ehehe!)

I just realized I should've taken pictures with flash too... |D

The Dolly Eye Blytheye (Adult) - Grey

I once reviewed EOS Adult Grey lens (which are similar), but those were defective and the links for the pictures are broken, so I'm reviewing these again! I used these for my N cosplay, and for casual wear! :3

The Dolly Eye Blytheye Grey
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Diameter: 14.5mm
Bought from: I forgot... ^^"

I feel that Blytheye lenses are the most basic circle lenses that can never go wrong. The colours are nice! The pattern is simple, very similar to the good old Dolly lens, but has been improved to look less scary, and more suitable for casual use. I love them! It's the basic 14.5mm lens, so enlargement is normal. These are my go to lenses when there are no specific pattern I am looking for. ^^

Indoor Lighting

Size Comparison. Outdoor Lighting

Pros: Nice basic colour! Good for casual use.
Cons: Not very enlarging/dolly

EOS A3 (Princess Mimi/Bambi) - Green

The reason why there's so many names is because the pattern of these lenses are similar! Mine are EOS though. I gotten these pair for my Shimada Minami and Fang cosplay.

EOS A3 Green
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Diameter: 14.8mm
Purchased from: nurin lens

Outdoor Lighting

As a cosplayer, I'm not so satisfied with these lenses. The colour is not obvious enough, and seems to be washed out or dull. This makes it good for casual wear, though. I really love the pattern of A3 lenses, the unique limbal ring pattern and the blending colours toward the middle. But these green ones didn't work as well as its grey counterpart. (also click to compare how bright green Puffy 3 Tones are as compared to A3!) Those were gorgeous. I kinda wanna make a repurchase for A3 Grey. :3

Indoor Lighting 

Size Comparison, Outdoor Lighting

Pros: Pretty pattern. Suitable for casual wear.
Cons: Green not obvious enough for cosplay.

EOS Fay/Fairy - Blue

I got these pair to replace my old Luxury Babe 03, which apparently, Luxury Babe lenses are now less opaque and bright from before. Worried about that, I decided to get these as my new Korra lenses! Like before, I was looking for something with a light blue tone.

EOS Fay/Fairy Blue
Base Curve: 8.8mm
Diameter: 14.5mm
Purchased from: XL Contact Lens

The pattern!

As I bought these from XL, it came with a cute macaroon-looking blue lens case! My other friend who bought a purple lens, got a matching purple lens case too.

I'm happy with these lenses! They are your regular 14.5mm patterned lens - not too thick limbal ring. I guess these are comparable to Blytheye. As I was just looking for the accurate light blue colour, these didn't disappoint. If you're looking for a dolly/moe effect, this is not for you.

More pictures in different lighting!

Close up, Outdoor light

Close up size comparison, Indoor light

Pros: Nice light blue colour! (which is hard to find)
Cons: Not very enlarging/dolly

i.Fairy Sakura (Sugar Candy) - Pink

Got these to replace my Shinomiya Ayase lens.

i.Fairy Sakura Pink
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Diameter: 16.2mm
Purchased from: XL Contact Lens

These pattern of these lenses are just like my old EOS Jewel/Sugar Candy ones! The only noticeable difference is that Sakura Pink is larger than Sugar Candy. It has a thick limbal ring, and just one colour tone with no patterns, which is kinda thin and blends into your natural eye colour like jelly, which gives the illusion of large pupils. (that's the charm point of lenses like these!) Enlargement is pretty mad and obvious! Definitely a dolly lens. They were slightly challenging to wear too, since they're 16.2mm. |D As for the colour, it's very light and jelly-like, definitely not your go-to lenses for obvious colours.

Indoor Lighting

Size Comparison, Outdoor Lighting

Pros: Dolly-effect! Super enlarging! Suitable for certain anime characters.
Cons: Colour not very obvious. Might be a challenge for some to wear. (16.2mm!!)

Vassen Lollipop/i.Fairy Cara - Red

I got these for my Seo Yuzuki cosplay, I'm not sure what I was thinking, haha. This is my first time using Vassen lenses!
(Somehow, whenever I upload portrait pictures of myself wearing these lenses on Blogger, my eyes would turn all black instead... =/ )

Vassen Lollipop Red
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Diameter: 16.2mm
Purchased from: SK Acute Lens

Pre-ordered and COD from SK, and she packed it in a cute bag ^^
I actually ordered i.Fairy, but it came as Vassen. But it doesn't really matter!

Look at the pattern! :D

These lenses are wayyyy more intense than I expected, haha. I usually won't buy lenses with patterns like these, but I actually really like these! It's a really interesting and unique pattern. The colour is really bright and obvious. Probably because of the yellow in between. I think in comparison to Twilight and Dolly+ lenses, these has more colour coverage, and it's brighter. (Twilight lens colour is more solid/opaque and dark/saturated, Dolly+ is more natural) The colour is enhanced even more so because the limbal ring is really thin, and the pupil hole is small, too. It's definitely not a lens for casual wear. And definitely not for regular characters like Seo, ehehe... |D These lenses are huge (16.2mm!), and when I stare off to the side, I can see a bit of the colour obstructing my vision. I'd definitely consider buying these lenses in different colours though. They have really unique shades!

Indoor Lighting

Size Comparison. Outdoor Lighting

Pros: Very obvious red colour! Great for cosplays/costumes.
Cons: Definitely not for casual wear. Colour may obstruct vision. Might be a challenge for some to wear.

In case you're curious, I'm wearing Etude House's Fresh Cherry Lip Tint in orange/peach! I dunno what's the difference between the different lip tint series Etude House carries, but I really love their lip tints as they are very natural and convenient! And I think the orange really goes well on me! I used to own the Dear Darling tint in red, but it went missing on a day out... ;___; I'm also wearing the brown eyeliner from Etude House, huhuhu.

Random Etude House plug 8D

I hope you aren't too sick of seeing my face so much in this post, hahah! Gonna get more lenses soon, hopefully will be getting a pair of white screen lens too! Oooh so excites!

Quote of the Day: "Don't let the mysteries of yesterday mystify you today. Only losers think like that. You've got to change with the times! That's one of my rules!" - Godot, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

S.O.X. Fantasy Fest 2014

Another cosplay-related post!

So, in October/November, Celcom was promoting Xpax, School of X (S.O.X.) thing by organizing a series of events that involved Anime, Cosplay, Comics and Games. It was called S.O.X Fantasy Fest, and will have 3 regional festivals (Johor, Penang and KL) and a finale at Kenanga Wholesale City. A week before the event in Penang, Jon told me there was gonna be a Cosplay Competition with cash prizes, so I thought, hey why not? Not sure what I was thinking, but I was feeling ambitious, that I could snag the RM300 grand prize for the solo cosplay competition.

For both the Penang Regionals and KL Finale, I was cosplaying Korra from Avatar: The Legend of Korra. But two slightly different Korra's.

Sunday, 2 November 2014 (Penang)

I was going to the event alone. As the official website mentioned that the cosplayers have to be on standby 3 hours before the competition (which was scheduled at 12pm), I left home really early for the ferry. I managed to do half my make up and tied up my ponytail with my Korra hair accessories.

My semi-casual look, still grabbing attention on the ferry
(and as usual, IDGAF :D)

As usual, I walked to the jetty alone. As I walked past a parking lot near my university, I saw this Indian man who was sitting on his stationary motorbike. As I was walking past where he was, he suddenly called out to me.

Dude: Hey miss.
Me: *looks at him*
Dude: Do you wanna suck me? Free service.
Me: *notices something on his crotch area* *looks back forward and walks off nonchalantly*

But after that, my mind was just yelling WHAT THE CRAB. I just kept walking at my normal pace, and luckily he did not pursue me. But that experience was a first, and was very disturbing. ==

Got to the island and for the first time, I took a cab alone, in Penang too! Around 9am+, I arrived at 1st Avenue safely, the venue of the event. Walked in and the whole mall was still dim and quiet. I got to the event floor, and the only people there were the staff and some of the DOTA2 players. I felt like I got there wayyyy too early. o__o

So I registered myself, got my participant tag. And the girl told me, "The competition starts at 4pm, so please be at the stage area around that time." Whaaaat? o__o So what am I going to do for the next 6 hours in a small event like this...?

Lesson: Always believe in Malaysian timing.

I took my sweet time fixing my make up, wearing my costume and redoing my hair. By the time I was done, it was almost 11am, but the event was still rather empty. Thank goodness my friends, Jon and Wani was there. We just sat down and started lamenting on our sad fate of being so early at a quiet event while everyone else was having fun at Cosmart, Jcos and other bigger cosplay events.

Can you see the enthusiasm bursting from our faces?

We just killed time sitting around and chit-chatting. When the other two started to get busy, I just mind myself and walked around the event floor. I was quite nervous, as I had not prepared anything much for the competition. So I'd find secluded corners to practice my water and firebending.

The few pictures I found of myself, taken by the public

Random sad fact: I was called Katara. This was not the first time. .___. I was so happy when a guy who took my picture said he was an Avatar fan. Then he said "Katara" and I was just smiling apprehensively, thinking "OH NOH YOU DIDN'T". Recently, I found out my ex-roommate also thought I was cosplaying Katara, but had the impression that Katara's name was actually Korra.

Life of a Korra Cosplayer

Me, Jon, Wani and another guy (sorry I forgot your name! D:) went to Nando's for lunch. After that, we met up with more friends, yay! Raz and Jimmy! When we returned to the event floor, it was starting to flood with more people and other cosplayers. I was starting to get more anxious, seeing my competitors! But before the competition, we had a mini photoshoot, where there were 3-4 cameras pointed at me. Never before. o_o

Thank goodness my Taekwondo skills were put to good use!
Photo credits: Eyeofraz

Firebending
Photo credits: Jingkoes Ghain

NOT MY BENDING! D:
Photo credits: Jingkoes Ghain

Run, saikang, run!
Photo credits: Jingkoes Ghain

After that, I had to standby for the competition. I was somewhat confused by the competition format as all the websites about the event kept giving different information. Finally, we were told that we had 3 minutes to do whatever we liked. So I thought, hey, might as well just do some sort of a bending performance. I admit, my costume is simple and not outstanding. The only way to stand out is to give a good performance, when most of the contestants would only be doing the standard 3 poses. The best thing about me cosplaying Korra is that I could give a good performance with my bending props, and that I could bring out her cheerful character.

I did more practice with my props, and listened to the music I took the whole night to decide on. Finally, it was my turn to take the stage.

Original video from caterpillartomoko (10:02 onwards)

(for notes on how I made my bending props, read here)

I was panting and sweating after the performance! Swinging those props around really takes a lot of energy and effort! Despite some screw ups and my boots going unstable on me, I think I did a pretty good job! I was also quite happy at the fact that the judge (Kaien) thought my hair was a wig, hehe! (she liked it, and that was the main point ^^) I just rested for the rest of the event till the prize giving ceremony. By then, I had also met up with the usual Penang suspects: Jin, Shereen and Sizer!

We went to the top floor to get some Chatime. By then, it was 6pm and Raz was calling us because I was supposed to be gathered at the stage for the prize giving. Whoops. :P (sorry not sorry, because BUBBLE TEA PLZ)

After all the participants went on stage to collect our participation certificates, they announced the Top 5 winners. My friends were telling me that I'd definitely win, and I was quite satisfied with my performance, too. But by experience, I didn't want to/couldn't be too confident before the results were announced. But alas, they called my name for the grand prize. Korra! :D

The Solo Cosplay contestants!

This is my first time doing a skit for a solo cosplay! And my first time winning cash for cosplaying! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about the money. But I was also able to prove that you don't need an amazing costume with mad weapons or armour to win.

All you need is some Avatar spunk
(gif credits to Raz!)
(I abuse this pose a lot :'D)

For winning the competition, I get RM300. And I am invited to compete in the Solo Cosplay Competition 3 weeks later in Kenanga Wholesale City, for a chance to win RM1,500 and an iPhone 5s! I'm even given RM100 as transport allowance if I go. Since I'm actually from KL, and the grand prize is amazing, you bet I'm in! There's really no loss, for me. :P

3 WEEKS LATER

I was really busy with my sports cup, and was recovering from my food poisoning. I couldn't find time to properly plan out my skit idea until Thursday night, since I had an exam too. I had some ideas on what I should do, running in my head for those 3 weeks. I tried to get opinions from my friends too. But since I wanted to give it my all (RM1,500+ is on the line! D:), and not give a half-assed performance, in the end, I didn't confirm anything or even finished recording the audio for my skit until Friday, when I was on the bus ride home. (I actually edited my audio on the bus!) I got my eldest brother to voice Adult Aang for me. C:

Forever chionging props for cosplay. SPACE ROCK! Earthbending prop!

Saturday, 22 November 2014 (KL Finale)

I had to actually ditch my sports team in competing for volleyball (my favourite sport! ;A;), just to join this competition. It was clear that this cosplay competition had more at stake, but it still made me sad to be missing out of my PIDC Cup Volleyball...

I didn't sleep much before the event, as I was fixing my costume, working on the audio and props the whole night. Probably just 1-2 hours of nap? My parents fetched me to KL around 9am as they had to travel to Melaka for a wedding. They had actually delayed their departure by a day, just because I was coming back that weekend. Luckily the fetched me there, I wouldn't wanna carry my costume and props and ride public transport alone. I originally wanted to use a mirror for my skit, too. But obviously, transport is a problem.

Ahhhh. The times I wish I could drive myself around, alone. ;w;

I got to the event early again. I was in partial make up, again. And only started to fix every thing else, and wear my costume when I reached the event.

My semi-casual look again! Before donning my costume

The only ones in the toilet were the girls who were working at the maid cafe. After getting in cosplay, I went and register myself. Then I walked the halls and said hi to the people I know I tried to kick up some conversation! The last convention in KL I attended was C2AGE in May, so it's been awhile since I met some of the usual KL faces. (although lots of them traveled north for CF Mini C:)

Lovice! A cosplayer I met in the Penang Regionals! C:

Photo by Viv Minami!

Around 1pm, the solo cosplay contestants had to standby. I'm 3rd to go up stage! Around that time, my friend, CCT just arrived at the event! Thank goodness for him, otherwise I'd be lost and alone at the event and going back to Subang by myself. |D

Anyways, it was show time!

Original Video from Jon Dei Goon (8:09 onwards)
Clearer video with my performance here!
For videos of all the contestants, check this playlist!

I cringed a lot when I looked back at this performance. It could use a lot more practice, feedback and thought. I think my movements while talking weren't obvious enough. And the hair part, haha! I intended to throw it down slowly but... adrenaline I guess. |D So awkwardddd! And my water/fire bending! The event hall was roofed, but the hall wasn't closed, so it was ventilated by some huge ass ceiling fans (like the one in Sunway Carnival Mall). Thanks to that, my cloth got blown in all the wrong directions, and I kinda panicked a little. The wind was screwing up my water/fire bending, the ironyyyyy. (saw what I did there) No time/equipment to prepare air bending due to some circumstances. Oh well. Either way, I think I did what I can, I really think I could do better. But there's always next time, which means I can make an even awesome performance!

Group picture with the Solo Cosplay contestants!

After that, I dragged CCT out to fulfill my bubble tea cravings, hehe. xD Which was also when I realized my Chatime card was missing... D:

Back at the event, I just continued to socialize around and meet up with the other cosplayers. I met Joe Yee, Ash, Jon, Wani, Potter, Guki, some other new faces like Kuro, Stanly, photographers like Alex, Haziq, Thomas, the people at the CF booth, Jared, Grace... and a lot more!

Also, finally met my Gekkan family in flesh! Reika and Kira!
(stay tuned for our Gekkan Shoujo cosplay in the future 8D)

Since my platform boots are quite a hazard to my feet, we took a break sitting in front of the stage area. We managed to catch a small "Guess the Character" session, in which CCT mimicked Gray Fullbuster's pose, and won a HunterxHunter folder, haha! We were also there of the Oh! My English session, where 4 of its cast members were dressed in cosplay, and were promoting the show and asking some random questions. It was kinda entertaining, surprisingly, haha.

Later on, there was a Cosplay Parade thing going on, where the cosplayers walked around the hall in a sorta parade style. I joined in, since I had nothing else better to do.


(watch out for me at 1:29 xD)

While waiting for the prize giving ceremony, this guy who had approached me earlier to join a competition, told me that I have won it. Here's the full story!

Before my competition, said guy approached me and asked me to join a competition, in which you take a picture of yourself, post it on Instagram and #SOX2014 (all that usual jazz), and if you get the most amount of likes, you'll win! You have to register yourself with the guy to be eligible, first. Since you approached me, and a photo is really easy to take, so why not? I registered myself, and after my performance, I got CCT to take a photo of me and Instagram that right away.

Have I told you I abuse this pose. A lot?

I was pleasantly surprised when I was told I won. I just looked at CCT with a "not bad" face. The guy asked me to leave my details so that they could call me up to collect my prize later.

So, came the time for prize giving! The emcee was explaining the details of the competition I joined (which was called Cosplay Paparazzi, haha).

Emcee: And the winner will get a brand new Lenovo phone!
Me: *widens eyes and raises eyebrows* *looks at CCT* *mouths "Me?"*

I thought it was just some random competition where you win some goodie bag and stuff. I never expected to win a phone! None of us did! The most amazing part about it is that I actually won, and that they gave me a phone, all for a whooping total of 12 likes on my Instagram photo. Amazeballs.

My new phone! (which I'm probably gonna try selling)

After that, the Solo Cosplay competition winners were announced as well. I got 1st Runner-up! While running up the stage, I could hear people saying "her again?". Yeah, I won two prizes, deal with it. :P

Emcee Neo photobombing me and ruining the focus of the picture pfff

Although I didn't get the grand prize (would've really liked to upgrade to an iPhone 5s!) but RM1,000 is really amazing already. Plus I got an extra surprise phone! Not too shabby.

Here's the list of winners for the Solo Cosplay!
Champion: Gakupo
1st Runner-up: Korra (me!)
2nd Runner-up: Gasai Yuno (Kuroyami)
Interestingly, we're the Johor, Penang and KL regional's champion, respectively. Meaning, we've already got RM300 in our bag, hehe! More money to steal from Celcom. (another note: It's been over a month since Penang regional and 2 weeks since the finale, I still haven't gotten my prize money yet.  =| )

After that, I changed out of my costume. I get a barrage of "Belanjaaaa!" comments from everyone. We bought Subway for dinner. Then took the monorail and KTM back to Subang Jaya.

I didn't attend the Day 2 event (which had the really funny group cosplays!) as I had to head back to Penang. Spent the rest of Sunday at home before taking a bus back North.

All in all, it was an amazing experience! So much love for the Avatar series, and love for Korra! As mentioned, this is my first "real" solo cosplay competition, and my first win, and my first cash prize! Even after 7 years cosplaying, there are so many things to discover from it. I've also felt more connected with the cosplay community recently, meeting and being more familiar with old/new cosplayers. I'm really pumped and excited to keep my hobby alive! And to bring more Korra cosplays in the future. C: I'm the Avatar, after all!

Quote of the Day: "Instinct is a lie told by a fearful body, hoping to be wrong." - Zaheer, Avatar: The Legend of Korra.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

COSPAR 2014 + Sick

Please forgive me for spamming the blog with mostly just cosplay-related stuff. Probably because it's the sole most interesting thing that's happening in my life, haha!

Here are the cosplay stuff I did in November!

  1. S.O.X. Fantasy Fest - Penang Region
  2. COSPAR
  3. S.O.X. Fantasy Fest - Finale (KL)

There's also Cosplay League + that happened yesterday at Sunway Carnival Mall. But obviously I didn't make it that's why it didn't make the list. 8D (anyway, Skylar is here at my place this weekend!)

I'll be talking about both S.O.X. events in the same post, so this will be the COSPAR post!

GEKKAN SHOUJO

Skylar came to stay at my place for the convention again! She opened her doujin booth, selling badges! Also, we were debuting a new cosplay! As you can see from the above, it's from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. xD We watched the series some time around Comic Fiesta Mini, and decided to cosplay it. We have a full group too! But that's for next year, and the tale about how our group formed is for another time. xD

Preparing to make money!

Day 1: 8 November 2014

Unfortunately, I had a uni basketball tournament going on, so I left Skylar to fend for herself alone. But I won gold! :D Quite apt, too, since I'm cosplaying Seo and it's basketball, hehe...

One of you won't make it out of this alive

After my tourney, I had my shower and headed straight for Times Square on the island! I was in casual wear; just went to the event to accompany Skylar. It was free entry after all! I got there at about 3-4pm. There wasn't much going on so I just sat at the booth and entertained myself with my friends. By then, Skylar got out of her Chiyo cosplay too!

But I managed to find a Touma from Ao Haru Ride! Totally kyaa-ed. ;A;

After the event, Skylar, Raz and I joined Xsaye, Elaina and KC for dinner. We shared a whole bunch of hawker food. From char kuey teow, oh jian to chee cheong fun! (we're in Penang, after all) We managed to catch up on old times and gossiped around. |D After that, Raz kindly drove us back to my place on the mainland. ;w;

Yes. That's all for Day 1, haha!

Aunty in the background totally judging Raz

Day 2: 9 November 2014

This day, I skipped my uni's Frisbee tourney to spend the day with Skylar at Cospar. I left home in my wig and make up while Skylar had a hat over her wig cap, haha. I honestly have no shame. Thank goodness my friend, Chui sent us to the jetty! Otherwise our make up would melt.

Seo Yuzuki!

I made the school logo from felt the night before. In the end, you can't see it 99% of the time because of my ponytail. :'D Also, wearing new lenses here! i.Fairy Cara Red/Vassen Lollipop Red! I picked these because Seo had the most confusing shade of eyes ever. Even her hair colour is a mystery. @@ I'll be reviewing the lens soon... when I find time...

We took a taxi to Times Square from the jetty, and started setting up the booth. Then, we finished up our make up and wigs. We just stayed at the booth for most of the day.

Skylar as Sakura Chiyo and me as Seo Yuzuki! :D
(hooo look at that red lens here!)

Day 1 had two other Chiyos, a Mikoshiba and a Kashima! Unfortunately, Day 2 only had the both of us from Gekkan Shoujo, plus another Mikoshiba!

Ma...Mikoshiba!

Korn made a really good Mikoshiba, I feel. *w* She's from Thailand! It was nice to meet her!

With our Dreaming Dreams boothmates - Elaina, KC and Xsaye!

FEAR THE BASKETBALL

We had the usual suspects visiting our booth and chatting around. Raz, Sizer, Jin, Shereen, Quist, Jimmy, Jason, William... I'm don't seem to be writing much about the event, but we had our fun!

Around 4pm, Skylar and I ran off from the booth. We were going to meet the cosplay guests, Hana and Baozi!

Hana and Baozi!

They're a cosplay couple from China. And they're both guys. Really good-looking pair! ;w; Earlier, they walked right pass our booth and we were in disbelief because they didn't even stop to look at our wares! ;A; (because if they did, we could at least strike a conversation and get some autographs/pictures!) In the end, I chased them in hopes to give them my coscard and get a photo. I asked their escorts (whom I knew) if I could "attack them now and ask for a photo". They said no, obviously. Being courteous and understanding, I just respected them and walked off dejectedly. Should've just ignored them and attacked them anyways because I'm sure Hana and Baozi wouldn't reject me... =3=

Skylar and I have preordered and paid to get a polaroid photo together with them. I'm not necessarily a fan of them, I just admire some of their cosplays and their chemistry together. So I thought, "Might as well get a polaroid photo since they're here now. Who knows, I might become a fan in the future and then I'll thank myself for getting this." (*coughcoughBEASTcough*)

So we got in line, which was for getting the guest's autograph and polaroid and all that jazz. And GOSH was the line long!

You can't really see the line here, but just assume half the people in this crowd is in the line :P

Halfway through, they closed the autograph session, and so only those who have paid for the polaroids can meet the guests. (yay!) I was actually rushing back from the toilet when Skylar had already reached the start of the line.

Flash makes my active melanocyte prominent

Although I only came into contact with them for less than a minute, they seem friendly! And their costumes were really nicely done. (when I approached them, only did I realize they were cosplaying Amnesia) I accidentally stepped on Hana's feet though, sorry. |D Ngahhh Baozi is so cute though!

Okita Souji! I tend to only take pictures of my bishie biases now, haha

Kanbara-senpaiiiiiii! *w*

After the event, we went for dinner at Tao Japanese buffet! Because I was trying to be not so Asian, so I didn't take any pictures of the food, haha. You can see it in the video later though! The COSPAR committee came in the restaurant with the guest a little later. But no Baozi and Hana so I don't care. *w*

Lesson: Do not trust your friends. Do not leave your handphone unattended

After dinner, we went to Gurney Plaza to catch Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, the second part of the trilogy!

Feels. Feels everywhere.

I've watched the first movie a few years back and it was amazing! The characters! The plot! The action! All the nostalgia! And Takeru Sato as Kenshin ehmergah. I'm not gonna review the movie here (but I might in the future!) so I'll just stop here.

It was so fun watching it with a bunch of people who loves the series too! We were squealing so much when certain characters appeared (especially the end. HIKO SEIJUROOO). And the post-movie discussion too, haha.

The movie gang!

We just watched Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends yesterday too. Woooh it was amazing! Most of our discussion was about how Sanosuke's movie adaptation didn't live up to his anime counterpart. And Ahoshi who has lack of attention issues and whose obsession with Kenshin will definitely become fodder for BL fan fictions. (who am I kidding. without these sort of fodder, slash would still happen #powerofthefujoshi)

And that's for COSPAR! Watch the Vlog that was recorded and edited by Skylar! :D


The COSPAR Sequel (you thought the blogpost was over?)

After the movie, Raz sent us back home to the mainland again. By then, I was starting to feel really uncomfortable. I got home and lay on the bed and could feel the air in my tummy. I popped a charcoal pill. And almost immediately, I vomited all my food out. Such relieve! Skylar and I think it was the food I ate, probably the octopus, since I was the only one eating that at Tao. I brushed up and drank some water and managed to get some sleep.

It didn't end there.

I woke up quickly after because I still wasn't feeling well. I purged, then drank water, then vomited, then drank water, then rinse and repeat. In total, I vomited 3 times, purged 2 times. After the last one, I just skipped drinking water and went back to sleep.

Next morning, I told Skylar what happened, and decided not to go to class. I didn't send her off, either. I tried to drink some honey water because I was feeling really weak, but again, I barfed it all out. After having another long nap, I woke up feeling better, but now I had a fever.

Me looking like shit

All day, I only had a large bottle of Isotonic drink, and nothing else. By the next day, my fever was gone but I was coughing like mad. And I lost my appetite and was afraid to eat anything else/much. I was feeling really weak too, but I had a futsal competition the next day, so I went for practice anyway! Started sweating and breathing deeply within a few minutes.

I spent the whole week eating really little, and drinking honey with preserved lime. The good thing about the experience is that I lost some weight, hehe! Yeah, when you're overweight like me, things like that are a blessing.

I've fully recovered now, so all's good! Hopefully, I'll find time in my busy schedule to write about S.O.X, the Rurouni Kenshin live action, and some lens review. Till next time!

Quote of the Day: "I wish I'd been born a slender bishounen! How I loathe these muscles!" - Nozaki Umetarou, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun!
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