Saturday, October 06, 2007

I can't feel my legs

...that was the feeling I had over last weekend due to Animania.

It all started on day 1, Friday, which was Jrocker Gackt costume day. I head off to Mi So's home as she'll be doing my make up, but when I get there, I'm outside ringing her cell. She doesn't pick up. I'm a bit scared knowing that families are conservative and when a stranger boy who dresses up Jrock that they've never met knocks on the door, the father or mother would be scared.

After waiting 10 mins and continuing to ring without success, I finally make the journey up to the door.

*ding dong*

My chest tightens.

Then I hear Mi So's voice, she runs to the door and greets me. I let out a sigh of relief. *phew*

1 hr later and I look smashing.

My thighs look HUGE!

Bad ass Jrock pose

Yes, those are guys in skirts/dresses/feminine wear. XD

Sexy beasts

Day 2

Saturday was even more hectic as it was a full day of craziness and we had a Death Note group happening. Once again I was Yagami Light, Mi So was Misa Misa and Tarou was L.

We made the effort to go to Kinokuniya and surprise all the patrons as we cosplayed in our outfits. There were lots of looks and attention and even inquiries on if we were international students. >_<

Misa and L actively looking for the Death Note manga section.

Misa being herself. ^_^ How adorable.

L thinking he figured out Light...

Me at Kinokuniya

Death Note

The night ended, not surprisingly with karaoke at K.

Miso and Patrick

Miso and Ed


Lyrics to Perhaps Love, song from Goong, that Miso sang, OMG I LOVE YOU!!


Day 3

Sunday was just as fun but by this time I was exhausted and didn't take as many photos of myself.

I turned up as Rukawa Kaede/Sakuragi Hanamichi from the manga/anime Slam Dunk!

This was the only decent pic of me in my costume, I covered my face cos I was dead tired that night, oh and of course, the night ended with karaoke again.

HEHEHE. Love it!!


Yes, that's Patrick in a lolita dress. hehe

Lana cosplayed as Yuna in her wedding dress with Miso.

Himiko (the doll's name) drinking Iced coffee at Ichiban Boshi.

Delicious cheese ramen from Ichiban Boshi.

Sean and Vivienne so cute with the dolls.

Me with a lolita head dress, a photo which I didn't know was taken. -_-

Eiki singing Kimi ga Sukida to Sakebitai from Slam Dunk!

Miso and Sean rockin' it

Misa and Gina acting as Jpoppers

The night is over...

Overall it was a great weekend, caught up with friends and met new people. Was a total blast and can't wait for next year.

Glad its over in a way cos I had my photo taken waaaayyy too many times. My eyes were so Chinky tiny. ^^* Plus the random cosplayers/attendees to the event pestered me about looking like a Japanese host from Osaka, Yul from Goong, Rain (Silly Anna and Warren), Hankyung from Super Junior, or any random Korean/Japanese idol. Gah!!

Song of the moment: Perhaps Love - J & Howl

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Coats! Coats! My kingdom for a coat!

For a while now, I've been having a coat obsession. Whether it be beltless, 3/4, trench coat or peacoat, I always have my eyes peeled for some pretty coats.

Every morning I see girls wearing coats in a variety of colours, ranging from black, white, pink, red, green and blue. But us boys are limited to certain colours due to our masculinity. So we're stuck with black, gray, charcoal, light gray, brown, chocolate, dk brown, light brown, and navy.

So girls, take advantage of what you have at your disposal. Just maybe, one day I'll have the guts to wear a white 3/4 coat. But hell, its hard enough finding any coats in those colours here in Sydney. :/ I have to go on a shopping trip soon, maybe Seoul or Tokyo?

And thus comes a purchase...

I ordered that last week and totally fell in love with the design and fit. I MUST HAVE IT. So after I picked up my mother from the local train station after work, [convince mode ON] I start rambling on and on about this trench coat I wanna buy online and I blab on about how pretty it is and how good it is, and how it will accentuate, yes! I used accentuate, my Asian physique.

15 mins later...she has a look at the pictures and finally agrees..Woohoo!!...Now I won't get in trouble when she see's a charge on my credit card. Only problem is, she wants to borrow, gaahhhh evil!!

But I'm nice so I'll let her borrow it, when I'm NOT planning to wear it. XD


One week later, guess what came in the mail...

Smexxy trench coat...

Ok it may not look as good on me as on that model but I blame the poor lighting and my fat belly...oh and me of course...^_^

Another coat that I MUST have...

Dior Homme S/S 07

Burberry double breasted trench coat


Bottega Veneta S/S 08


Hair cut

I took the plunge and got it snipped last Friday.

Did I get butchered again?

Now after playing with it for a bit, I think it looks better and more fob styled here. ^_*

What do you think?

Fobtastic? XD


Random pic

Miso and Tarou molesting a poor lion in Chinatown...

Naughty girls...tsk tsk tsk

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Yup, it's around that time of the year again, for Animania!

Animania, much like SMASH, is an event for the masses to share in their interests of Japanese culture, namely manga and anime.

For me, it's an excuse dress up in various costumes for fun, and also to catch up with old friends, whilst making new ones. XD

Luckily, the venue is at the Sydney Town Hall. The big, oldish looking building, across the street from QVB and next to Town Hall train station. This is much more easily accessible than SMASH, which was held at UNSW. Plus food will be more accessible at this venue. Yehey!!!

Food is very important to me. :p

I'll be cosplaying again, but this time, I'm making the effort to attend as a different character on all 3 days.

Rukawa Kaede from Slam Dunk!

I kinda prefer Sakuragi Hanamichi, because he has more character than Rukawa, but I'm told I look more like Rukawa, and play like him too, plus Sakuragi has red hair, I can't do red hair. >_<>

Yagami Light from Death Note

Pretty much going to be the same costume I wore at SMASH. It's Light-kun's outfit which he wore at the funeral.

Great thing is, is that we're doing a Death Note cosplay group. I will be Light, Tarou will be L (and handcuffed to me, hehe), and Miso and/or Sharyn will be Misa-Misa.


Now if only we had someone to do a Ryuk or Rem. Hhmmmmz, any takers??


I wanted to go as a Jrocker, and was advised that I would most successfully pull off Gackt's look. Not this exact look in particular, but I recently purchased a similar jacket as he does in this pic. I certainly won't wear the vampire coat he has, or bleach my hair blond, however, I will be getting my ears pierced to wear crucifix earrings on them.


I'm sacrificing my ears with pain just to pull this cosplay look off. Isn't that dedication? *sigh*

Sharyn, has had some experience with Jrock make up and she'll be doing mine. :p With the aid of Miso I believe. Oh dear, I hope they won't make me look too feminine.

Tarou will be Ryutarou (Plastic Tree), and Miso will be dressed up as Nana.

But girls, we'll need to meet up and do a practice run ASAP.


So if you're interested in Japanese culture, manga and anime, or me (?), please feel free to come down on the last weekend of September, 28th-30th, at Sydney Town Hall and enjoy the festivities.

Say hi if you see me. XD


Song of the moment: Sekai ga Owaru Made Wa - Slam Dunk OST

Monday, August 27, 2007

AUNSW + Food + Law Revue = Good times

Something I missed out a lot on, during my university years were social clubs. One of which was the AUNSW (Anime University of New South Wales).

Much like other universities' Anime clubs, a group of people get together and share their interests in anime/manga/Jdrama or any other Japanese related topics.

Check out their website above, as it details when they have their weekly meetings, which include a drawing session and screening sessions.

They are also a great bunch of people, and as Sharyn would say, "
We're all really, really ridiculously good looking and saw how awesome we were."

I attended their drawing session, although for me it was to catch up with my new found friends. I brought Skittles and Timtams. The Timtams Tarou later dropped on the floor, possibly a hint that she's only interested in Skittles. But yes, everyone attacked my Skittles.

I'll bring more next time. XD

A sexy drawing by Tarou. She's just so talented. I wish I could draw like that, but I'm kind of limited to TMNT, X-men and Dragonball.

I'm errrr, good at tracing?!



Red Hat, a Chinese restaurant 10 mins from UNSW was where had our dindins. I had the Hokien (Hokkien?) fried rice, that of which was the hugest serving I've ever seen.

Even I, the Master of eating the foods, was unable to finish it all.

I did however steal some of Mi So's Thai fried rice, which was very delicious. I'll make sure to eat that instead next time. :)

Meanwhile, Janice kept us entertained before our food arrived with some magic tricks. Ain't she adorable?


Janice the unicorn

Now doing the hundred hand slap

She can do magic too!

P.S. sorry I forgot to take snaps for my food porn collection. *nuts*


Law Revue

The primary purpose of the evening was to watch AUNSW's Law Revue. Which is a series of comedic skits and theatrical numbers, some of which are related to today's legal and political views.

It was full of laughs and is fun to watch. It definitely made the night much more enjoyable. :)

I made the mistake of having a conversation with Eve, which quickly moved on to the topic of yaoi, her love for it, her love for Jrockers, and her project that will result with guys in lolita dresses, *faints*. I better keep an eye on her, she can be evil. Actually, she already is evil. Shes the evil Yaoi mistress.


Thanks again for the invite Sharyn.


It was great to see everyone and meet new people from AUNSW and SMASH. I had fun. Shanx!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

I got SMASHed the Sydney Manga and Anime Show at the UNSW Roundhouse!

Poor sods I dragged with me were Bao, Lynda and Tuan. I of course gave them 2 weeks notice of this event and proceeded to remind em every few days by saying: "We gotta look sexay at SMASH!!"

Bao's response, "No need to, I'm always sexay!"



SMASH starts early, at 10am. Which is the time we intend to arrive since the Host club cafe starts at 10am as well.

I wake up at 5.30am to start looking pretty for the day. But with my unhealthy hair, I need to sleep on it before I style it so I can get more natural oils. So after showering, I style the hair and then take a nap until 6am. Weird I know.

But I overslept.

It's 6.30am! Time to get into Raito (Death Note) mode, i.e. suit, necklaces, the hair, his cold but serial killer facial expression and of course, the Death note.

I'm ready, fighto!!

I left home at 8.20am, supposed to be at Bao's by 8.30am.

Due to being an uber cool driver. I managed to get to Bao's in Greenvalley in 30 mins.


Sorry, no pre-SMASH picture of my outfit.


SMASH at the Roundhouse!

Thanks to GPS we got at UNSW in time, at 9.50am. *phew* Little did we know that this event was heaps popular and there were like 100 people outside waiting to get in. I was cringing when I saw the lines. One was the pre-register and the other, general entry. I asked one of the people in the shorter line. "Umm, which line is this one for?" *prays* He replied, "Pre-registered tickets line." *heart sinks*

So us 4 shuffle over to the end of the line, which leads past the hairdresser and into the main walkway of UNSW. I'm so cut.

Little did I know I would bump into these characters.

Misa chan! (Miso)

Yukata Misa chan? (Sharyn)

My dear Misa (Miso) and my nemesis, L. (Lynda)

How awesome do they all look?!!

Pure hawtness.


I joked that whoever touches the Death Note, see's scary Bao. GAhahahahha. And for that, I got a sucker punch into my left arm. Ouch!! Dead arm! >_<



As you can see, the turn out was great. There are heaps of people, but plenty more to come because more patrons poured in past midday.

The host club cafe (Ouran highschool) was ok, but I the SMASH cakes were rather ordinary. I was praying for a cheesecake, but got like a fruit tart. Plus I was hoping for ramen but it was only dessert.

There was a wide variety of cosplayers. I met a few L's and Misa chans, of course, there were many Final Fantasy characters. Check out the pictures other photographers and cosplayers listed here.

L (Tarou) and Misa (Miso), with stupid boy blinking.


The events for the day were a games room, where my Hwoarang lost and got my ass handed to me, drawing competitions, karaoke competition, cosplay competition, cosplay chess, host club cafe, maid cafe, anime dating game, whose line is it anime, etc.

Halfway through the day, we needed a good feed, but only had a small variety of food on hand at the venue, i.e. hontou pancakes, skewer kebabs, dimsims, fishballs and fried noodles.

So we hurried our ass over to Chinatown in the City for some dumplings. Tuan and I made the mistake of ordering soup. With me thinking that soup would be ideal for the rather chilly weather.

I had braised beef with noodles soup. How little did I know it was horrible. The dish didn't look too bad but damn, the soup was all peppery taste, and the beef as well. I could only have a few bites before I gave up, then I proceeded to eat Lynda and Bao's dumplings.

We wandered around Paddy's market to look for some figurines for Lynda's car. Then later found The Nightmare before Christmas figurines, in cute form. They had the funniest and cutest facial expressions.


At this point I convinced the others to come back to SMASH for the remainder of the day and enjoy in its festivities.

Bao, Lynda and Tuan, laughing it me..jkjkjk

Luckily, we got back to the Roundhouse in time for the Cosplay competition. I asked one of the organisers behind the stage if it was too late to join (me playing dumb, knowing that the cut off time was at 1pm).

And guess what?!

My Misa chan (Miso) was there to the rescue.

She saw me and pulled me into the line.

I got to have a bit more chit chat with Misa, as well as the two L's from earlier and other cosplayers.


Then it was our turn, and low and behold, when our names and characters were announced as we took to the stage, the crowd roared.

I was like, "Wow, they really like Death Note, not us...."


Then I hear Miso's friends yell, "Take it off!!", hmmmmm, but my friends aren't innocent either, they yelled out, "Kiss him!".


Unfortunately, we didn't win the Cosplay competition, as either best male, best female or best group.



Finally, the day was over, and I exchanged contacts with the new friends from Anime UNSW I made that day at SMASH, dropped of the little kiddies back to their home and crashed at my bed, exhausted.

Being a Kira is tough work!


Song of the moment: Lee Junki - One Word.