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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

【COS】Queen of Albion - Esther Blanchett

Even as powerless as I am, I can be help of to someone...

When I was standing here before, there were many things I wanted to know.

Why, did my family had to die?
Why, did I have to fight to survive?
Why, did I have to dirty these hands with blood?

I wanted to know, no matter what.

But, there are still things in this world that I don't understand very well.

Why, do we have to kill one another?

I really don't understand.

But.. there is one thing that I understand....

This is all wrong.

That's why, Shahra.....

I will become the "Lady Saint"

I will work to build a world, 

where humans and vampires can live together in peace.

Queen Esther Blanchett @ Maro Ch (me)
Astharoshe Asran @ Molly Eberwein

photo thx
Razrig photography
Lee Mazaki
Sam Shng

* quotes picked from


I was aiming for Paragon's St Jo's Hall when I was preparing for this event. On 1st December 2012, MCT held this Le Midi Aristocrat (An afternoon with aristocrat) cosplay events that was held in Gurney Paragons, Penang. When I first learnt about this event, was actually thinking of a few plans , like Alices or Alichino.. But later, when I saw the event location, I was stunt with the design of the hall... hence that's why Queen Esther came up =3=
Initially, I struggled in between the nun's outfit or this black gown version of Queen Esther. Later on, knowing that it is hard to get chances like this to take photographs at Paragon ( its prohibited for private shooting), hence, Esther was on the road =w=

I spent around RM350++ for the whole gown, and less then two weeks time to finish the whole costumes, until early morning of the event day. Its almost been the habit already, since no matter how early I start working on the costume, it will always ends at the very first few hours before the event... 

I was quite struggles when making this dress. ( I am not a professional tailor, and never attend any classes or talks or any kind of workshop on tailoring before- Internet is always the best teacher =w=). I try to manage my way to at least create that costume though might not be proper but at least wearable =w=. For the pattern of the upper body of the gown, I use the pattern of a corset, later join the puffy sleeves on. For the skirt part, I use third quarter donuts. This is my second attempt to make ruffles, and this time, I think its quite successful. Thanks to the sumikin's tutorials (, it helped me alot, it was the easiest and clearest tutorials for ruff collars I've seen so far. I use approximate 7cm height x 5meters of cloth ( double layes) for the collars (with silver beads lining) and 4cm height x 3meters of cloth for the ruffs on the wrist. The most difficult part (or troublesome) would be putting on the silver ribbons and white beads on it. I am really thankful to my housemate Jothi for helping in this. For the silver rosary, I made it using paper clay. Results is awesome, just that it is way toooooooooo fragile...
I found it broken the next day when I cleaned up my stuffs... I had already put extra mounting board in it as the base, still it broke QAQ. I still couldn't figure out a better materials that is stiff enough for all these accessories. The same case happened to my Alice's necklace as well. Paper clay-- to fragile. o(>'''<)o

As an amateur tailor... the most difficult part would be estimating the size of my costumes... sometimes, it just don't fit well..  it was quite a nuisance, though with extra allowance, it might still be too small (especially the hips part.. so gg). So , a big aim here: To have the same body as my mannequin, so whatever that I tailor-made on her will definitely fit on me perfectly muahahhahahahahahahhahahaha (ゝ∀・)

I wasn't satisfy with this Esther actually, especially when I was in such a hurry making the costume, all details were just glued on. It tends to fall off gradually.. and my makeup was not good enough as well.. so.. lessons learnt here, would be not to do things in such an urgent condition.. (I'll stitch all the beads back when I am free > <).. and my face look fat with the ruffles... OTL.. 

Lastly some words of appreciation, to the organizers of Le Midi, making the location available, and all the photographers, Raz, Mazaki and Sam for the awesome photos. 


Thursday, 3 January 2013


Love Coloured Ward

Vocal : Hatsune Miku
Song/Lyrics: OSTER Project

Nurse Meiko @ Karie
Nurse Miku @ Yuki Christy
Nurse Rin @ Kuro Dai
Nurse Luka @ Maro Ch (Me)

photo thx A.R.C. Photography
special thx Yukito and some friends
costume and wig thx Shiori Itou


Finally.. since last year May (?) completed another set of my long stored picca. This is the other group of love ward that I joined in. Thanks again to Yuki for inviting as Nurse Luka, also thanks to Yukito for helping in booking of the highclass hotel room. This is the first time working with Karie, and second time with Yuki and Dai (after the Sailors outing), all of you are just awesome! Thanks to Alex as well, for agreeing for the photoshoot in such a busy moment ( he had 3 shoots that day), the pictures are awesome as usual ///// Though I wasn't able to stay back for the night in that CEO hotel room (LOL), it was a pleasure for having such a nice moment with all of you~~ 

Well, about this song "Love-Coloured Ward", when you actually go through lyrics of the song.. I don't find much relation with nurse. Its a "love story" to me, about a girl showing the busybody character of female caring for the boy when he is sick and ended up having disease known as "love struck" with the boy. So.. why nurse outfit..? Apparently, this must be some uniform fetishism of the artist of the PV =w=. 

こんな夜中に着信って/Received an urgent call in a night like this
どういう风の吹き回しなの/Now, what's blowing on tonight?

闻けば38度5分って/He said that its 38.5 degree 
そんな微热で/for that kind of mild fever
私の出る幕?/I was needed for that?
そう谓っても/Saying so
母性本能が邪魔をして/Maternal instinct is such a trouble
レジ袋片手に/with a plastic bag on hand
アイツに遭いに往く/going to meet up that guy

25时の夜间病栋に/Sick ward of 25-hour in the morning
飞び込んで/rush in it
ウイルスまみれの空间に/enter a room full with viruses
犯されぬよう/not wanted to be infected
]息を止めなくちゃ/have to stop breathing for the moment

隙を见せたら 睫毛同士が/not expecting for the loophole both sides lashes
ぶつかる音に 火花飞び散る/crashes each others sparks everywhere

そんなつもりで この私を/for that kind of motives i was called
こんな夜中に 呼びつけたりして/in a night like this summon with such excuses

狡(ズル)いじゃない/its not that you are cunning
私(ひと)の気持ちも/maybe its my feelings
知らないクセに/could not understand your mannerism
无邪気に笑わないで/don't smile at me innocently
禁则事项です/this is prohibited

徐々に热を帯びてゆく/surrounded with heated air slowly  
夜间病栋で/in this midnight ward
乱れる呼吸に/mess-up breathing
加速する心拍数が 理性を蚀んで/counting accelerated heartbeat rationality invaded 
また炎症を起こし始めた/starting to heated up causing inflammation
粘膜の热さに耐えかねて/unstandable heating mucosal
部屋を飞び出す/have to leave the room quickly
どうすればいいの/what should i do

なんだか あの时から具合が悪い/Condition was not right since then
経口感染だ どうしてくれるか/why would be infected through oral contacts
火照る身体引きずり/dragging burning body
また部屋に飞び込んだ瞬间/when return to the room rushing
苍白(チアノーゼ)/pale (face)

私はただの薬箱じゃないわ/I am not just a firstaid box
あんなに看病してあげたじゃない/not that good at nursing
放っておいたら 死んでしまうかもよ/but if leave it like that it might die soon
だからお愿い 助けてよ/so please someone come to help me

苦い薬も我慢しますから/have to bear even with the most bitter medicine
痛い注射も我慢しますから/have to bear even with the most painful injection
絶えず流れ落ちてゆくマスカラ/smeared mascara that flow down together
もうどうすればいいの/do not know what to do anymore

弃てられた仔猫のように/like an abandon kitten
唤き散らして 朝を迎えても/cry and make noises even when the sun rises
治らない/could not be cured
アナタがいなくちゃ/you had disembark from hospital and lost
治る訳ないじゃない/to be cured is not easy
またあの夜が头をよぎって/the memory of that night flashes back
切なさが全身に転移して/pain distracted to whole body
身体を湿らす/spread through the body

どうすればいいの/what should I do

Lol... I tried to translate the lyrics from chinese ver of this ( I can't read japanese fluently yet though), it started to sound so wrong... well... let's just considered this as a beautiful love struck story ( it is to me at the first glance of the lyrics ), that kind of doki doki feel when a girl meet up with a boy in his room in the middle of the night, and I would so love a Mikuo and Kaito version //////[fujoshi's satelite ON] or.. rin and len version....[cough cough ///

Anyway, the song is still awesome, ( please click on the link above to hear the song =w=) . Its rather adorable song/// i don't like the starting initially, find it kind of annoying (haha).. but somehow its addictive in the end, very cute song indeed. I think credits should go to the author of the fanart below as well .. it should be what makes this song so much popular.

Cheers to all Uniform fetishes (including me, yeah~~ Uniforms are just so awesome!!!) 
Might think of another nurse uniform again, in the future.. like Sheryl Nome's nurse outfit// hurhurhur~

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

【Food】One Piece Bistro Cafe

I was having a trip to Kangkar Pulai a few days ago to meet up with Min, stayed at her house for a few days while having fun in Johor and Singapore. 

When mentioned about Skudai, as an OP-maniac, this bistro cafe would be the must that shouldn't be missed out. This One Piece Bistro Cafe located in Taman Sutera Utama in Skudai, Johor, was one and the only anime-themed restaurant in Malaysia. The entrance itself is already a big attraction, with huge poster of Straw-hat Pirates team~ 

Decorations in the shop are considered quite awesome. I think they were trying to create the olden bar-type atmosphere here, with all OP related deco, and figurines. Though Min did commented that she was disappointed as she was expecting a team of luffy serving us instead =w= ( i think it would be so awesome, if the waiters were all dressed up like luffy //////)

Love the figurines there, OP Z film////

I was not expecting much on the taste of their food for theme restaurant, wasn't surprise to find the food to taste so so. I ordered Volcano Spicy Ramen, well it tasted like normal hawker center ramen. Not spicy to my expectation. Min order for Sanji's special, Black Pepper Chicken Chop. The serving was quite small. Though I like the chicken a lot, much tender and soft.  

I like those cups a lot, mine with Nami on it while Min's with Zoro. 

They were doing this special offer from 12pm- 3pm, a free drinks with any main dish order. 

Overall services were quite good, food so so, but decorations were quite awesome

Its a worth a try restaurant~ Do visit if happen to pass-by Sutera Mall =w=