Sunday, 23 November 2008
Back from AFA'08.I would say, the event itself is so-so... My excitement wore off in a few hours after I entered the convention halls. The event was divided into a few sections - Main stage, The Arena, Akiba Town, Anime Blockbusters, Mangaka, Planet Mecha and Industry areas.As expected, Akiba town and Planet Mecha are the most crowded areas. The booths there sold a variety of anime merchandises and mecha model kits. I bought two keyblade keyholders from a booth dedicated to square-enix. Initially I wanted to just buy Oathkeeper but since they have Oblivion and they usually come as a pair, I instantly relinquished my money for these awesome keys. XD $30 Each!!! ><The cosplays for both days are awesome, especially the Code Geass cosplaysDay 1Met Knife while still at Cityhall Mrt station and walked to the convention halls. We ninja-ed the queue *just nice Lockie and the gang were waiting at the counters for their turn, collected our tickets moments after we arrived there, and further ninja-ed our way in XP.Joined the group to tour the venue for a few rounds. It was then when I made impluse purchase on the Keyblades XbHad mega mac for lunch and played silent hill arcade for a while until 2pm which I broke off from the Nico Nico dance group to meet my EOY team.We had a mini meeting as well as ice breakers in the form of poses rehearsing.Again, I joined the team to tour the convention for 2 rounds and regrouped with the Nico Nico dance group as we wait for the conert by AniKi.Yesterday's concert was simply awesome. The singer is the renown Ichiro Mizuki aka AniKi.He sung song from Mask Raider, Mazingar Z, Voltron, Lupin etc. The audience was superb, all are hardcore fans for the anime/shows which AniKi's songs were featured in.His vocals is also *speechless.... Been singing for 40 years and he still has that explosive power. XDAniKi's jokes were also uber funny, all Hail AniKaDay 2Went there for the sole purpose of attending May'n concert.Met Rowen (my secondary school close friend) there and we chatted for quite some time while waiting for May'n concert XD.Me, AlucardX and Yuchi actually managed to get the front portion for the public but I figured it wouldn't be fun without the rest so I gave up the place for Rowen and his friends. In the end, I "camped" in front of the Arena area.Today's concert was fun. The songtress for the day is none other than May'n, the seiyuu and singer for Macross Frontier.Her perfromance was equally awesome as AniKi's performance. My friends and I were like jumping, swaying, headbanging and moshing to the beat of her songs.Hearing Live indeed is different than the recorded version. I'm still high on her perfromance. XPFor the first time, I actually find myself in concerts of famous artists.3 more weeks to EOY, yet another awesome event. XDI"M STILL HIGH..... MAY'N, ANIKI!!!!!!!!!!!!Existing the story...
Monday, 17 November 2008
Went to Shokudo branch at Citylink with the Nico Nico dance group for some epic pastaBelow is the review.Shokudo pasta & drink reviewDish - Vongole Carbonara, a.k.a clam carbonaraVisual display - the dish is served in a way where the clams with their shells are lined nicely below the pasta while the latter forms a little hill in the centre. The sauce is nicely dressed up in the typical spiral pattern and parsely flakes are sprinkled sparingly onto the dish. Like usual add-on, a fresh stalk of parsely is added for the visual appeal.Overall, the display is quite common and its does not make me go "can I start now~!" even though the food for the rest has not arrived yet.Rate - 3.5/5Taste, Texture & Aroma - For the taste, its very rich in the clam taste and surprising it goes well with a dash of powered cheese provided (don't know the name). The pasta is very Q while the clams are fresh. The fragrance is also very flavourful.However, there is one unplesent encounter is that twice, I chance upon shell bits which totally ruin the feeling. The clam fleshs are also inversely proportional to the number of shells, in the sense that its appears to have more shells than flesh.Rate - 3.5/5Drink - Ume Sho coolerThis drink is basically Ume sho (of low alcoholic content) with a piece of lemon in it.The flavour of the orginal alcoholic drink is there, neither is it too diluted *initially. The subbing of sour plums for lemon is quite innovative but it lacks the authentic flavour.Problem would be that the ice used is those typical small cubical ice which melt fast, thus diluting the drink and is undesired for any drinks. I would have given more points if the ice would be a big lump like those used in bars.On the plus side, the ume sho compliments the vongole carbonara very well. The straw that was given is those uber thin type, allowing you to enjoy the drink longer and it is out of the normRate - 4/5Overall - 3.7/5Shokudo is worth the money spent, though my review is more geared to the particular dish that I ordered. Base on the taste and texture of their pasta, I would like go there again for different pasta. Afterall the Citylink branch focus heavily on pasta.I highly recommend those of age to get the ume sho. Its nice and refreshing.
Price is steep, one reason is the location, stuffs sold in the city are usually more expensive than the heartlands.Lastly - Yes teh Pasta is GODLIKE.. X3Existing the story...
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Finally finished watching Macross Frontier yesterday, thanks to that, I found another reason to patronise Veoh once more.Mass spam all 25 episodes, now waithing for the reminding to finish loading.Also, I noticed that in recent years, mecha anime tend to have awesome songs.In gundam 00, we have Daybreak's bell and Ash like snow, in season 2 we have another nice opening song.In Sousei no Aquarion, we have Sousei no Aquarion LOLzzz.Now in Macross Frontier, almost all the songs are awesome, from the catchy cheerful Seikan Hikou aka Ranka "Kira" song, to the sad love song Shinkuu no Diamond Crevasse, from the upbeat Lion and Triangular ( the two opening songs ) to the slow and soothing Ai Oboete Imasuka.My personal favorites would be Triangular, Shinkuu no Diamond Crevasse and Seikan Hikou.I'm also quite tempted to make a plushie of Ranka's cellphone. In Macross Frontier, cellphones comes as customised accessories like in Ranka's case, its a green frog plushie, with the limbs doubling up as ear-pieces.Alright got to go, sleep..... Tomorrow got OT..... ITS A FREAKING SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!T.TExisting the story...
Monday, 10 November 2008
MIA for a long time..
Recently hooked onto Macross Frontier.
Yes, its an off-season anime, just ended recently.
Well buggers like me would like to experience the thrill of rushing anime series, having late night sleeps etc.
The show is really addictive, a mixture of comedy, romance, beautiful CG and mecha.
However, I didnt out of the blue watched it.
It all started when I played the Macross PSP game. The story triggered me to watch this series and frankly, its like watching a musical.
Never in my life had I watched an anime with so much insert songs.
=X(^^)BExisting the story...
Monday, 3 November 2008
8 Nov is drawing near.....Darn the damn cough.... Nao I has green phylmMP Logbook also collecting dust.....
Just watched Gundam 00. The series is awesome. Reminds me of Gundam Wing.
Existing the story...