Saturday, 11 October 2014

【COS】 Princess Merida -- Disney BRAVE

I realized that I didn't put up my Merida's cosplay yet though its been almost 2 years since I had done the shooting. Merida is one of least kind of princesses, in contrast with the traditional seeking for prince charming and thinking of happily ever after type of princess, Merida is quite a tough girl, with courage and bravery comparable to men. I love her courage but though like all the other teenagers, Merida is also a rebellious one. I am glad that Alex invited me for this shoot and everything turns to be great. 

I was surprise that the tutorial I made on the bow and archery sets got a 6k+ of blog views!!! Thanks to everyone that enjoy the tutorial and I am glad that it helps all cosplayer out there that is looking for a simple way to make a bow. Please do leave a comment or feel free to ask if there is any doubt. I'll reply as soon as I see the messages~~ 

Here is the photos that I managed to get from Alex. His photography and editing skill is really great! I love this sets of photos very much~~ 

(I love this photo the most!! and I believe you do as well~~)

Princess Merida (BRAVE) @ Maro CH
photo thx A.R.C. Photography
special thx Asyraf  

Though not really much, but most of them looks good and I am satisfy with it~ Do hope there is a chance to work with Alex again in the future ~ 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

【COS】 Love Live Mermaid - Sonoda Umi

Sonoda Umi @ Maro CH
Kousaka Honoka @ Nightmare
Minami Kotori @ Kaienyuu

photo thx Fuyu
Edit thx Kaienyuu

Love Live! Mermaid Card series, one of the most spontaneous cosplay I had done recently. It was like 2 weeks just before Mini CF that Yuu decided to get this done on that weekend when I travel up to Penang for Mini CF. Everything was just so sudden, we managed to get all the things needed, the sewing, the crafting and the accessories and background props shells (ehem ehem from my Mum's collection) and also the most important ---- photographer!! A very good timing that our dear Fuyu had came back from Singapore to attend the event as well~~~ 

This is the first time I had been working together with Nightmare! Talking about spontaneous, Nightmare actually join our plan just two days before the shooting day because we would like to have the main 3 girls in the picture and we were lacking one at that time. Like I say everything is spontaneous =w= /////// It was when we were doing the last minute shopping for the shooting and decided to get Honoka's stuff ready and within two days, and grab Night for shoot (no rejection allows! XDDD). 

It was a great thing that everything turn out to be perfect in the end, thanks to the great weather on that Sunday morning with perfect sunlight and the beautiful toilet with XL size bathtub in Yuu's house. We managed to stuff 3 of us with our legs stretching out~~~~ 

Talking about Umi, she is the love at first sight character from LoveLive anime. I wasn't into Love Live until recently Yuu tries to get a team and I am part of it. For the sake of the group, I started watching the animes, and Umi just hit my heart and I knew I am so dead---in a pool of Umi's plan!!!!! I definitely will have tons of Umi in the future/////// 

Sonoda Umi - Mermaid SR355 @ Maro CH

photo thx Fuyu

Friday, 11 July 2014

【Event】20140705-06~CosfestXIII- The Final Fantasy

This year Cosfest XIII - The Final Fantasy was the last cosfest held at downtown east in Pasir Ris, Singapore. This is my first time attending Cosfest however.I planned to attend last year's event but just could not make it because of financial constrain >n</. Thus this year, me and Yuu decide that we should really go, especially this is for Min and Akane's birthday celebration. The event however wasn't as big as I had imagine. Still I enjoy the event alot~ Manage to see Reika also and get a selfie with her ~~~

The most fun part of the event is to able to meet up a lot of friends~~ especially those that is working in sg. Fuyu, Min and Akane~~ And also got to know new friends, Ahbu's friends from Perth~~ Pretty and Lovely and little crazy bishoujo~~ 

I am cosing as Chisaki from Nagi no Asukara together with Derek as my Tsumugu~~ we had the photoshoot a day earlier with one of my favourite photog, Ahbutography~. Was so happy that she agreed to take this series for us. I have always love her photos ♥ The arrangement and settings of her photos always fill with strong feelings~ Will post out the full set soon once its ready!

For Day 2, as i have to leave earlier, I didn't manage to meet a lot of people. Just a few selfies with whoever i can get. I was doing Serah Farron from FFXIII together with Yuu as my Lightning. Was glad that I manage to rush it out last minute. I'll still need somemore modification on the size to perfect it. 

Overall it is a fun experience, and I manage to get something from the doujin booth there.. like ehm ehm Eruri doujin artbook ehm ehm///i still can't get over eruri// favourite pair of all time ♥♥♥ /cries rainbow on Clover's artwork. Oh, and also Reika's postcard~n its Joker!! She make the best joker I had ever agreed with~ 

Still hope that next year they are stillnholding cosfest and maybe I will attend again! So look forward for the next event in Sg, AFA'14. 

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Totally nagging of my recent situation

Oh gosh and finally I realized that I had abandoned this blog like for five months! I hardly see any hardworking cosplayer blogging nowadays, and I seems starting to slack off as well, which is definitely a bad things. It wasn't really my fancy to write things, I used to write blog only when I am emotionally down and feel that I need some place to release the tension. When I am starting to grow up, assuming that my hormones imbalance issue during puberty is going away, there isn't too much of concerns in my life (other than that interview which I was like regretful for 2 weeks time). I opened up a blog for my cosplay progression as following what my favourite cosplayer of all time kolirin is doing. Recently, however, I haven't seen her blogging anymore and seems to stop cosplaying .. QAQ very sad news indeed. Still, I will try to manage, get some time to continue blogging, as a way to ensure I practise more on my language and maybe one day able to completed what has been left behind. ^^

Here's some update of my recent activities. I finally graduated from USM, convo is on 26th of April. Starting to find job like 6 months ago and finally got a few interviews in past two months. Rejected my favourite work due to the pay not up to my expectation (which I was cursing myself for more than 2 weeks after that), turn down an interview half way through because I don't like the nature of the job, got in second interview of another lab-based job but didn't make it because I did not performed well ( sincerely I don't like bossy people and the interviewer is VERY VERY bossy), lastly accepted a sales job which I have only slight idea of the product. I wasn't sure whether my decision is wrong, but it is definitely not the right one. I am not good at talking, and in my opinion, a successful sales person is required to come up with conversation and ensured that the customers is totally convince of the benefit of the product. One of my most difficult weakness, the lack of PR skills. It wasn't how I imagine starting to work would be like as I had been rotting for like 6 months at home without proper income (kindergarten teacher don't count) and I was not even the slightliest looking forward for my first job. I had been pondered since the very bossy interviewer asking about the passion question (though I find his answer to be god damn hypocritic, sincerely "I would like to contribute my knowledge to the society" is never the right answer of "Why do you want to pursue this career?" or "What is your passion in your job?" or blah blah blah question that relates to whatever that is compatible with THAT answer). I could understand the point of him asking these kind of which I described as "weird question", as its important to know the path of the future as not to be regretful (which is another thing that I do not agree with his way of asking the question when the job scope required a patience person to sit in the lab for the whole day and not going to quit soon enough and hence the passion future is not a reliable question for that job because a very passionate and ambitious person would not take up that kind of salary and be bonded for a few years doing the same thing!!!!)  And than I started to think about my first plan of further study and realize the only reason is just for the good of the title that brings to me and my family, rather than the passionate towards the research. I am hesitating since as I am not sure if I should further study anymore. There are too much of people studying for the beauty of the title and this is not how I imagine it to be when I was a child. Now its a different path of either doing it with a passion or following the flow of the society. I sincerely do not wished to settle, but sometimes its not my decision to make. 

.... Oh gosh and this might be the reason of resuming blogging after 5 months of freezing blog... too much nagging =3=

I'll try to manage somehow with the current situation and maybe settle temporary for a year time and move on with my plan after I finally get to be passionate about something such as cloning myself or invent pikachu or found a way to visualize what seems to be impossible at the moment. I am selfish, I supposed and a real scientist is always selfish ( in my opinion ). Fighto! and hope things will go smoothly until I get my first pay to support a seaming machine !!!!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Remembrance of Zizi

I've regretted that five minutes away without shutting the door. It could have been prevented if it wasn't that careless act, a single act of shutting the door tight could have still made her alive. It wasn't till now I realized how terrifying is to losing her. I've always tried to imagine the worst, to protect her away from any evil-doing, from any chances of getting into danger, any risk that I might lose her. In the end, I couldn't protect her. It was just a short moment, and she was gone. I knew that there was the risk, still I can't do the act of shutting the door. I can still feel her fear when she struggled for her last breath in my arms, it was as if she was begging for my help but I was too weak, too little compared to the death that was overwhelming. For once I hated myself not to teach her to fear of the strong, instead leaving her to keep fighting against the strong. I hope the I could have teach her to be coward, to flee against all danger and be timid to seek for my protection. She is always the stubborn one, likes too much to act strong. Bad-tempered but cute at the same time, the typical tsundere type. She likes to wander around my legs, licking my feet and ask for patting. People said rabbit don't make sound, but Zizi does. When she was quite small, she went across to the neighbour's garden, which I was nervous and caught her on her leg too harshly, she squeaked, like the sound of crying baby. Only once I had heard that sound, later on, she started making the sound like pig snort, similar but not the same, whenever she is not happy. Sometimes when she refused to go back to cage or come out of the cage, or when patting her backside, she used to make that sound. I hope that I could have record it down... She gets furious easily, and was ill-tempered to all other creatures. Sometimes I think that she is not aware that she is a rabbit but is on the same level as me. 

For five years, she was with me. I bought her on November 2008 from a friend, at that time she was only 1-month old, just a handful size. Always healthy since then until last september, when she had blood urine issue, I went to the vet for some injection. I only knew that rabbits usually have a average 8 -years of life span. I was shocked as 8 years was too short, and I have like only 3 years left for Zizi. It was a tragic now that she can't even live up to that 8 years.... and I hope that I could have given her the best life that I could, to let her grow old and die in peace.. and not fears and regrets... I could have be a better Master, fulfill her short life with a better world better life better way of living. Nothing could have been done now and I hope that she could still be here with me. If I could just see, I wish I can still hold her in my arms and pat her again and hug her to sleep. I hope once that life isnt how it was, life is too fragile, a glimpse of eyes and she's gone. I wish i could have the ability to save her, not to watch her die slowly in hopeless. I wish that she can still be with me. 

I wish that I could have been better in English, to write her a poem, a better speech, used better words. I love you, Zizi, and will always do. God bless you in heaven and hope we could have meet again, someday somewhere in any form. I'll always miss you. 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

【COS】The Two Sides - Agito x Akito Manga Cover Vol.16

Wanajima Akito @ Fuyu
Wanajima Agito @ Maro Ch

photo thx Lee Mazaki
special thx Zizi

I was done with this set quite early last month, but wasn't in the mood to blog that time. Alot of stuff going on and kinda lack of the motivation to write anything. Well I supposed this is how people eventually left out blogging and go with facebook status, or just tweeted them. I even left my Taiwan tour blog half way and well not feeling like finishing it up. Well, I still think that insisting that blogging will help, myself, probably to start writing something instead of laying around not braining at all XDD. I am actually in a midst of the important event of the 3 years I spent studying and still not yet motivated enough to heat up on my presentation which is like next week? Getting motivation is too hard. Most probably caused by the past week GRE test which spent like only one week time to study from 0 to the test day and I supposed not preparing well enough and it didn't scored well enough ahahahhaha. Still, pray hard for the coming results. /finger crossed. 

Finish with the mumbling, back to the pics. Air Gear had been one of my favourite during my secondary school days ( phew, long long time ago!!), and Agito definitely my top choice of character. Just that , back then I never thought of cosing him actually. I was more to Simca, but still havent yet got the chance to do her either. Glad that Fuyu accepted my request to do this version together. Its very rare to find Air Gear fans in Penang back then, and Fuyu is one of the least. Still, this took us like more then a year to settle the shooting. I was busy, she was busy, well in the end we had to rushed because I was coming back to my hometown. That costume really break my head. I initially thought that making a torn shirt shouldnt be that difficult because I'll just have to do a few cuts on the cloth and it will be done which is VERY WRONG!!!! It was difficult. Not every kind of cloth can be torn easily and torn prettily! In the end I  have to tear some part piece by piece to make sure it looks artistic enough to be wear on, else it might look like some thrown away  floor mat. I was supposed to make the bunny too, but in the end I just couldnt make it out. Its so damn difficult to make dolls!! Seriously, I tried two patterns and both failed eventually I gave up on it. I am kinda sorry for that since.. I promised to make it initially. In the end, the cloth is still with me and I don't really know what to do with it. Well, will think of something ;)

Well, that's all for now and pray hard for my exams~ Hope can pass with flying colors~~~

Saturday, 2 November 2013

【Trip】~ 9 days tour around Taiwan~ Day 3 : Finally bloated my stomach!

Day 3 - Kaohsiung - night market

Continuing the trip in Taiwan, we stayed back in Kaohsiung for the day.  We woke up quite late that morning after spending the previous night gossiping with Min till late night.

Our first meal started at a nearby breakfast stall, carrot cake, club sandwich, hashbrown and a cup of milk coffee. Quite ordinary breakfast but i love that club sandwich/// I cant finish up my coffee hence brought it with me to the next destination.

As huahua was not free that morning, her cousin bro brought us around the city. We went to this mall " Dreams mall" located in the center of the city. There is this ferris wheel on the roof of the shopping mall which I remember seeing it in a Taiwan drama/// ( dont remember the name though). They are having a 40years celebration for Hello Kitty with collectible points at most shops in the malls. It was pinkish and dreamy all over the mall because of this celebration. I came across this Pili doll merchandise shop which I had my first meet with a real pili doll in front of my eyes. No wonder people was fascinated with this, they are really delicate piece of art indeed!!

I dropped by the bookshop, "Chengpin bookstore" just to have a look on Taiwan bookstore. I wasnt expecting any spendings here as i have weigh limits and cash limits that don't allow too much of unnecessary expenses. I came out of the book store with 5 mangas with me in the end. OTL.........  since its the real publisher here in Taiwan, the books are genuine and much cheaper compare to Msia. I was going crazy there and picked out quite a number of books, but I managed to cut down to five in the end... I personally like Nakamura- sensei 's book very much. Her story always catches my heart///// bought two of her books, one which i had been looking for quite sometime while another is the sequel of the story. Others are just random pick of genre I  might liked //////

We strolled around the mall until about 3pm, i bought a box of facial mask which is on sales in SASA then we headed to another place for lunch.

The lunch is another big meal again. I initially just ordered "sour spicy soup" while Min ordered beef noodles. I supposed our choice of food was not local enough, the cousin bro added a few more dishes... it became a huge meal alas!!

We picked up Huahua from train station and headed to 'Xizi wan' for a walk after meal. Quite a long stairs up for the temple and britain embassy. We just took a few photos from above. There was this adorable flower icecream/// we shared one with mango flavor. Scenery of the bay was awesome as well//.

The next destination was an art street. There is an amazing steel container art at the entrance, but i didnt manage to capture the picture clearly. There are lots more of other sculpture arts, including huge size bumblebee////

We headed back to huahua house and rest for a while. We went out again to the night market around dream mall area. We took a bus there as there was quite a distance from huahua house. It is a combination of two night market, the " Kai Xuan" and "Jing zhuan", just besides the Gold Silver Mall.  Its quite a huge area with all kinds of food stalls, cloths and games. I had stuffed myself with so much food... which eventually ended up throwing all food out ... it should be the last spicy smelly taufu that made me lost the appetite.... but its really tasty/////

We spent around 2 hours in the night market, we reached home around 12.30. I was kinda surprised that the operating hours was until very late night. When we left around that area, the place was still with alot of people.

I packed up my bags that night as we would left for Kenting the next day.

-- to be continued--