Also the month of spending OTL Christmas presents, more birthday gifts, meetups and outings~!
I spent the first week of December after exams being my otaku self: watching anime xD
Rating: 6 / 10
Rather entertaining with an interesting way of using the detective concept! I liked how they kept to the game design of moving around, collecting clues etc. However, with all the hype I have seen about this anime, I am rather disappointed? The game was better for me, because you could find the clues and deduce on your own, but converted into an anime, became a bit boring. I enjoyed the soundtrack though, was really useful in building tension and excitement at the appropriate moments!
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Rating: 9.5 / 10
The anime was not as impactful as it would have been if not for the Internet xD Even then, it is definitely dark and unlike all the magical animes out there xD I particularly enjoyed the battle sequences, very well executed. What really surprised me was that Madoka, while being the main character, actually had very little spotlight in the whole anime. Only finished the anime but not the movies, but I am looking forward to finishing them :D
Darker Than Black
Rating: 8 / 10
Finished both seasons and the Gaiden! A rather old anime, I liked the episodic feel of this anime: each episode has its own mini mission which the main characters accomplish to differing extents. Hei, the main lead gets weirder every episode, which I will leave you to find out for yourself xD The second season had better, faster pacing than its first, but I enjoyed the characters from Season 1 more.
Ending off with a picture from a photoshoot I helped out in the same week:
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, ELISA is both a model and singer, signed to Elite Model Management and SME Records respectively. Though she took a hiatus from 2011 to 2012, she is now back full force!
Before her hiatus, she enjoyed great success, with appearances to Animelo Summer Live every year from 2008 to 2011! Her song contributions included hit animes Ef - A Tale of Melodies and A Certain Scientific Railgun. Well-versed with mid-tempo songs such as Dear My Friend (ED Theme to A Certain Scientific Railgun), her slow songs such as Hikari (ED theme to King of Nabari) are just as emotive!
What I especially enjoyed during her AFA live though, was Do You Remember Love? from the Macross series (still one of my favourites). Now all I need is to see Catch You Catch Me from Cardcaptor Sakura live.
If you're looking for other features of the guests from Valvrave Night, we have Mizuki Nana's as well!
After almost 1+ month of 'I want to blog' & 'I will blog' thoughts, I am finally back here XD
I took a day off studying to collect my Hello Japan! goodie bag from their main office at Liang Court, and treated myself to a good bowl of ramen XD
Tonkotsu Kazen has been around for some time, though the Liang Court branch only opened this August!
Some shots of the interior decorations:
The table comes with different types of condiments and instructions on how to cook your rice/ramen:
Even with a helpful hourglass to keep time XD
The basic ramen is well worth your money at $12, with a few pieces of chashu and a half-egg. I ended up getting 1.5 eggs in my bowl because I thought the egg is the picture was for illustration purposes only LOL.
THE RAMEN <3
The karamiso (spicy miso) option is really quite spicy T.T I let the paste sit in the soup for a bit before pushing it to the side so the broth doesn't get too spicy for me XD
The orange paste on top is the spicy miso!
Thin, springy noodles!
Also tried the Kazan Ramen branch over at Novena, but I honestly think the Liang Court one is better. The chashu is more well-cooked at the Liang Court branch as compared to the Novena branch, which was too dry.
Plus! My events page has finally been updated to speed (lagging since September LOL). Go check it out, and drop me a note if you're going to be at any of the events! (^^)
Also went to collect the goodie bag I won from Hello Japan! Mostly publicity collateral, but the file and the yellow toy came in handy XD
I had the awesome opportunity to work at this event! I had two jobs (sort-of):
1. ARCC helper for the Singapore, later Malaysia Team
2. Helper for Indonesian guest judge, Richfield Edbert
So yes, I didn't have much time at all to walk the booths or watch the stage activities or meet all my SG friends, or get trolled by this dude: Post by Shinji Sg. So this post is more of a compilation of selfies with the guests backstage XD
1) we get lots of cool conversations
2) we get to eat with almost all the guests (Ying Tze & Angie were eating with the AFA Cafe peeps)
3) I abandoned Boss Raistlin to hang out more with Pinky & Reika XD
Here's a photo of us all in the car to lunch! Photo from Raistlin.