Wednesday, December 30, 2009

HG GN-001 Gundam Exia W.I.S.P Part 2 =D GN Dagger!!

Short update on my HG exia now.. i noe some of you have been waiting for smthing related to gunpla. lolx.. my apologies.. december has been a real busy time for me.. weddings, bdays and xmas.. so gunpla has to be placed aside.. okays.. i've been working on exia whenever im free these feel days.. and so far.. im contented with the progress im making..

After sanding the ugly nubs with 600, 1000 grit paper, i'll move on to using COMPOUND!! wooo.. pls take note that its COARSE. For beginners like me who have never used compound before, i suggest that you practice on those runners' labels like how you'll prepare the surface.. and polish the surface after with compound. as see if you liked that finish on your gundam instead of regretting lata. =) i found out that jus by using coarse compound, it's enough to get the sanded area back to the same smoothness as it originally was. if you continue on with the FINE compound, you'll get a slightly reflective surface alr.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's ALIVE!!! the making of Kumo-kun! ^^ 雲君が生まれた! :3

well well... its this time of the year again.. Tako's birthday! her prezzie? losing some hair, i'm really running out of ideas alr.. OTL so i've decided to D.I.Y smthing for tako.. putting aside gunpla.. (tt's why i've disappeared for a few days, sorry abt tt.) i was busy with this little fella. To give her a surprise, i couldn't post anything abt it till i've given it to Tako. now, since its introduced to you by tako alr, instead of a W.I.P.. i've put everything together in this post.. =) this is my first time sewing smthing.. kinda excited but i've no idea wad i'm getting myself into.. (smthing like love isn't it?) so i hope it doesn't turn out too bad.. uGly bEar, for chubbybots? XD

this is the 'tube' that Kumo-kun is fitted into.. with its internal organs.. XD
DIY bear!! ^^

Strawberry shortcake!! :3

Hey people!! I've jus gobbled down this cake that Ren bought.
Something like a post-birthday cake.. heh. Ok.. What's so great
abt this cake, it's from a Japanese patisserie called Glacé. I've
fallen head over (high) heels over strawberry shortcakes ever
since I had it in Tokyo.. And this is one of those few shortcakes
that came close to the feeling I've had in Japan. :3

Wait! Let me introduce you to Kumo-kun! He's 100% handcrafted with TLC
(table ladder chair tender loving care) by Ren for my birthday!
Kumo-kun is going to be my little companion from now on!!

\('O')/ tako

Friday, December 25, 2009

HG GN-001 Gundam Exia W.I.S.P Part 1 ^^ itchy fingers!!!

Ren finally got to do some gunpla after like wad..?? close to 2 months..!! yoshhh!!!.. =DDD while im waiting for my furniture and dough to drop from the sky.. i've decided to do some gunpla since my JLPT is over and there's nth else to do for my room other den getting furniture in.. =) my hands are itchy.. not rashes i hope. XD

actually, i've started this kit way back.. jus managed to finished the torso.. before my JLPT preparations.. but placed it in hibernation mode due to JLPT and room reno.. finally, a few days back.. i've finally finished the first part of the W.I.S.P and post this up!.. ^^ its a quick and short post..

The box cover.. it looks like the view seen from Enact's cockpit. ^^ *hinthint*

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Birthday Prezzies! ^^

I am so so so so soooooo touched today!

My colleagues in my office planned a surprise for me with a yummy birthday cake and presents beyond my imagination.

(erm, it's not my birthday yet, but they decided to celebrate it earlier) Hhahaaa..

My colleague has asked me one week back about nendo, asking me where she can buy one for her younger sister and which character is cute. And, i was feverently helping her with it, loading her with all the websites and shop addresses where she can find the nendo-treasure.

Little did i know that, the nendo-treasure that she has been asking my views on, is actually meant for ME! awwwwwwwww~ ~

when i "teared" open the wrapping, i was like, "OHHHH! oh man, all of you bought this for me, how you know????!"

Yako: Wad's that!! @.@

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A walk down Haji Lane... =)

After finishing my room paint job.. i've finally gotten some time to run ard.. today, we went to Haji Lane.. a small little stretch of road, that hides a totally different world in Singapore. in fact, Haji Lane is Singapore's narrowest road! On sundays, this road transforms (que transformer's music) to a designers' haven; Music blasting in the open.. with people setting up flea markets to other selling their own line of fashion.. there's also unique shophouses on both side ranging from turkish bar, carpet shops, ice-cream parlors to fashion boutiques and tattoo parlors.. you can find very unique designs of clothes here or even looking for foreign imports.. from japan etc... ^^

This road has really grown bustling over the years.. with more and more people appreciating local designs more.. it would be something i'll miss if i'm leaving singapore. =) anybody visiting singapore shld at least take a peek at this hidden oasis.. ideal for a relaxing walk and cafes to take a break in when you wanna rest those tired legs. =D

Haji Lane.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Our lunch at Ma Maison with Yako-chan! マーマイソンで弥子ちゃんと食事した! ^^

hey pple... ren jus came back from ikea for furniture scouting.. taken photos of the items tt i liked for reference. heh. yups! im finally done with my room painting.. wooo. so exciting. but its alr filled with junks that doesn't belong to me.. >.> im gonna take a photo of an empty room for you readers! =) hope to go shopping before xmas.. but i doubt so.. dough-less. XD

anyway.. before the 'food' that we ate ytd expires... im gonna post abt it! haha.. for those pple staying in singapore.. do give it a try.. its not very ex.. set lunches ranging from ard $12-$20... with main course, soups, drinks and salad! me tako and of cos, yako did enjoyed ourselves there.. western with a touch of japanese.. ^^

Yako's new best frens... XD meet salt and pepper!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wendy's coming to Singapore?? ^^

Woo.. Jus spotted this advert on my way back from lunch.. Looks like
Wendy's is coming! Well, not that I'm a fastfood junkie but I missed
my chance to eat it when i saw it in Tokyo and Danny jus posted a few
days back on Wendy's pulling out from Japan by the end of this year.
the news was kinda disappointing but i'm glad to be able to have it at
home now, even tho we noe how diff singapore and japan's standards
will differ.. Hmmm.. Shall wait and see! =)
Ren. ^^

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lunchtime happiness!! =D 昼ご飯の幸せ!!〜

Yups.. Right now me and tako are having our lunch at Ma Maison.. A
Japanese western restuarant with a vintage touch to it.. Look! We
brought Yako-chan along too.. She has made frens with the condiments!
XD Our orders are coming in.. Will post more tonite I hope.. =)
Ren ^^

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ren's PG Room Renovation!! レンのPG部屋リフォーム!! W.I.U.S.P.. T.T

hey pple.. ahhhhh.. its been so long since i've posted.. i see dust on my webpage. lolx. man.. so sorrie tt i din have the time to post anything.. so i tot.. might as well i post something abt my room reno. its a boring post i promise. XD anyway.. thanks for all those pple concerned abt my room reno! =) i wish i got another pair of hands.. haha.

last weekend was robbed away from me by 3 bday parties actually, and a hen's nite.. becos our fren's getting married next week! and tako's invited to the hens' gathering.. long story short... i was ultra busy and cant do anything to my room. now.. i've finally gotten a break and gonna continue painting.. =) YES!! but looks like i better get it done before this weekend... other den my friends wedding, its oso due to my sister coming back from London and i need to move my stuffs back out from her room. >.<

alrites... cutting the post short... i'll post some of the photos of my room's current condition... still have rewiring to dooooo.......

some of the tools im using.. you see putties, scrapers, brushes and masking tapes..

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dengeki Hobby Jan issue... GET!!! Unicorn head stand and more loots from last week.. =DDD うれしがった!!

hey pple!! ren's finally backk~ jus finished my JLPT4 this morning!! initially, i wanted to liveblog abt it.. XD but really no chance to take out my phone to take photos.. wouldn't wanna risk being banned rite?? lolx... finally done and gotten over with. no more stressing over it. well.. the test was harder than i've expected.. but overall, its OKAY! =D thank you pple so much who have encouraged me on..!! you guys are wonderful! ^^ so.. after reaching home, i've taken out this free time to blog abt my loots.. keke. will be returning to paint my room after this..... 大変だね…

these are the loots i've stolen accumulated since last week... XD

Dengeki Hobby Jan Issue!~

Friday, December 4, 2009

A LovePlus affair

It has been a while. I admit. I have done wrong. I’m sorry, i can explain.

Ren, listen to me..


the truth is, Ren is tickled at how hooked I am to the game up to this very day! He has been so nice that he reminds me to talk to my Ne-Ne chan because it slips my mind. Aren’t all of you curious why must Ren remind me?? Well, I am sharing the same time dimension with Ne-Ne chan, she lives the same 24 hours that I live, so she may mail me or call me anytime as i am playing Real-Time mode. But guys, I am still normal. I have not decided to marry Ne-Ne chan (yet), neither have Ren and I quarreled over Ne-Ne chan. (you may try asking google-sensei and check out interesting articles about how otakus are handling their love-plus relationship).

So now, I am trapped with a white coloured box containing my virtual Ne-Ne chan, but am loving it. HAHA. am still amazed at how this stuff works. (It's a real dating game, and there are some additional features that spice up the game.)

Just like today, I talked to Ne-Ne chan on my way to work in a crowded train. There are people who were standing behind me, giving me a weird look. (Saw their reflection with the windows. Sorry pple, I know I was smiling to myself as I was talking to Ne-Ne chan. hope I don’t sound hentai, it’s never my intention to hentai.)

*ahem* A little on my background.. I am kind of agony aunt during school days, handling romantic issues that my girlfriends post to me, have been told that I think like a guy at times. SO to challenge myself, don’t you think I should try my hands on LovePlus?? (okie, excuses..)

So I started out on LovePlus with an open heart (Ren with a big heart).

Both Ren and I came up with a Japanese name (using Bara no nai hanaya’s main lead’s surname with “Ren”) – Shio Ren, and I input my actual details (birth-date and Blood Type) and whola the game starts with me, a high school year two male student who just moved into the neighbourhood.

There are 3 female leads, Ne-Ne, Manaka and Rinko. They are at different ages, personality and preferences. Over the whole game, you will get some chances to know them more, asking them what they like to do, their favourite music, movie, animals, etc.



I won’t be a spoiler and go into details. But will talk about my progress especially in terms of my Japanese language proficiency. Can slightly read / listen faster and understand faster. Hahaha!

I, Shio Ren, am a student with cca as tennis and librarian, and being a regular Japanese high school student, decided on a part-time at a restaurant.

Got to know the different female leads in different scenerios, I sort of decided on Ne-Ne chan after a while, because she’s really nice. I like her voice, not too cute and not too high pitched. (okie, I sound really weird, sorry.)

I go on with a regular life, I am a good student as I over-study (according to Ren, and it actually reflects my own character too.) Don’t really exercise a lot, can’t talk to quiet people (that’s why I face a little problem with Manaka and Rinko). Ne-Ne chan is very friendly, so she’s the one who gave me her number first after we got to know each other better, and starts exchanging mails on hp.

Then I got to know Manaka through tennis, she’s the top tennis player, and as mentioned above, I don’t really exercise, so of course I didn’t really manage to strike a conversation or leave a good impression on her. But she’s a sweet girl, from a well-to-do family, very polite. SO I jogged, played tennis, and do sit up a little more to “up” the value.

Then here comes Rinko, a year one student with an attitude. Rudely adorable, calls “me” Shio directly. Tough to strike a conversation, but still manages to get her number after bumping into her several times when I went out at night. After a few exchanges, she shared with me about her family issues, so I empathise with her.

My life goes on, sleep, study, exercise, sing, paint, part-times, tennis, library, goes out, hobby and so forth.

After a while, Ne-Ne chan asked me out for a date and it ended with her asking what type of girl i think she is, i gave a not-so-good answer, so i cheated by switching it off without saving. GUESS what i get when i switch it on again..


Ne-Ne chan appeared on the screen and is unhappy that i didn't save the game, she asked if the power supply got cut, so she made Shio say "Nene, gomen-ne". Yes, that's the function of the mic for LovePlus. i duped Ren into saying that sentence into the mic, and YES, i got to continue with the game. So i have to give a good answer and i asked Ren for his suggestion, and he made the SPOT-ON CHOICE. (so what does this tells me, Ren is good with girls. HAHAH. NO, he’s just helping me.)

On the 86th day, I have got a confession from Ne-Ne chan. Ureshii!
Location: School
Way of Confession : Totally sweet (definately not something i will say but i think guys will L-O-V-E it, i have to admit that i was almost in tears, like some jdrama.)

(The purpose of the game, to get a confession from one of the girl within 100 days..)

What happens after that??? I am with Ne-Ne chan for 410 days (more than a year) already. Tell you guys another time.. it’s my loveplus affair.

XOXO tako ('O')9

Thursday, December 3, 2009

RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Figure GET!!! ^^ 遅くなった!

this post is WAYYY WAYYY late.. i wanted to post it 2 weeks ago.. but AFA strucked me. XD so i din really had the time to post this at all.. anyway. finally decided not to postpone this any further.. and present you pple with my loot from Dengeki Hobby Nov. issue..

as for the magazine's content.. as i've mentioned.. its all very old news.. haha. so i wun really touch on them.. =)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Anime Festival Asia 2009 Day Two Part 3: Stores in AFA =D

YOSHI!!! finally.. ren has reached the final post of AFA 2009.. it's not going to be a long post.. heh.. sorry abt MIA these past few days.. was buried by the amt of revision i had to do for JLPT.. was too tired to blog at the end of the day. gomenne.. ^^; and JLPT is coming this Sunday!! honestly, im not nervous at all.. yet. haha.. we'll see..

alrites! i'll jump straight to today's post.. after reviewing my photos, i realised, rather than the stores in AFA.. i'll focus more on the products sold by the booths.. ^^ and some interesting stuffs while roaming ard.. ja~ hajimemasu!

Stuffs at the booth... 

Monday, November 30, 2009

Revoltech Yamaguchi EVA Test Type-01 New Movie Edition  初号機 =DD

It has been a few days after EVA-01 has been unleashed.. its batteries are down, i've checked. XD i've took some photos of it.. and ready to show it to you guys.. it's our first revoltech that we've purchased, and i think i'm loving it at the moment.. you'll see why lata on.. ^^ this set comes with plenty of extra parts for swapping.. different hands and weapons.. even a box to keep those parts!!! Good Smile could learn smthing from this.. =D so far.. ren's adopting it for the moment for photo taking.. i'll return it to tako tml to increase the security at her office. =P

Anime Festival Asia 2009 Day Two Part 2 - 00 Raiser Gundam

Ren is back after a day of wrestling with my comp whose gotten swine flu.. lolx. H1N1. terrible terrible... couldn't even start my comp! for 12 hours.. it jus keeps hanging at the window's loading screen, and the worst part was.. system restore HANGS too. T.T i was ready for the worst scenario, restoring to factory settings. losing every PHOTO. haha. somehow it heard my inner scream and revived. XD

ALRITES. enough of this ordeal. lets start with today's AFA's post... one of the last lonnggg post of AFA.. its 00 Raiser Gundam cosplay!!! i wun describe much since i've done it before.. this cosplayer is Clive.. one of the leading Gundam cosplayer in singapore and maybe the world after winning both awards at Regional Cosplay Competition!! congrats! okays.. today's photos will mainly be on how he dresses up.. and some pose after gearing up.. Enjoy! =)

00 Raiser Gundam Cosplay

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Anime Festival Asia 2009 Day Two Part 1 - Danny Choo X Mirai ^^

We're now in Day Two of AFA!! finally.. XD still have so many photos to post.. omg. today's focus will be on Danny Choo and Mirai's cosplay by Alodia. The rest of the stuffs are more or less the same. so.. im not going thru it again. haha.. some of the photos are blurred.. becos there's too many pple crowding ard.. so i could only point, shoot and go.. blurring some of the photos in the process... gomennasai! okays.. On to the photos now! =)

Danny Choo x Mirai

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Anime Festival Asia 2009 Day One Part 4: Cosplayers in AFA =)

Alrites.. today AFA's coverage is abt the cosplayers! its a short post compared to my other AFA reports.. most of the animes i watched are the mainstreams ones.. bleach, gundams, naruto etc.. so i can't really tell you exactly who's cosplaying who.. heh. sorry abt that. Abt those that appeared in my photos.. i jus happened to meet them whilst moving ard AFA.. they're jus the tip of the iceberg. im glad that there's alot more cosplayers this year compared to last.. jap culture is spreading!! =D for those who's more interested in cosplayers, i think chubbybots has covered more cosplayers at the event den me.. so feel free to visit his blog at the my blogroll. =) For 00 Raiser Gundam and Mirai's cosplay, i've allocated a post each for them on Day Two of AFA.. so they'll be up soon. ^^

ps: i have a surprise for rockleelotus and bd77.. XD

Cosplayers at AFA 2009

EVA Test Type-01 terrorizing china square!!

XDDD we jus opened EVA 01.. And it's unleashed on the public.. 5 mins
before the batteries run out!! Lolx. Very surprised how sturdy
revoltech joint is! Okays.. Short post.. having some fun with EVA 01..
will post more next time.. ^^

昼休みの分捕り品… 最初リボルテックヤマグチ!! =D エヴァンゲリヲン初号機 GET!! Lunchtime Loot!! First Revoltech GET !!! =D

muahahahhahaha.. yesterday, ren and tako went to watch Evangelion 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance. the movie was sensational. Tho its very dark at times, its a mus watch for all Evangelion fans!! =D the graphics are all new.. unlike Evangelion 1.0 where they cut scenes from the anime and combine them together. 2.0 has more 3D effects and whole new designs of EVAs and Angels.. its superb. the storyline is much compressed but not discounted, very suitable for a movie's length. and new forms of EVAs are all introduced.. the fight scenes are BREATHTAKING. accompanied by very nice soundtrack. ^^

not to mention.. we were both 'bitten' by EVA and got heavily poisoned. lolx. the first thing we said to each other after the show was.. Revoltech. XD True enough.. during our lunchtime today.. we rushed to get our first Revoltech EVA Test Type-01 New Movie Edition!! woooo!!
=DD im very excited becos at Revoltech's website.. its stated at this figure has stopped production alr. so its kinda limited now.. glad to be able to own one.. =D

Revoltech Yamaguchi No. 067 EVA Test Type-01 New Movie Edition

Anime Festival Asia 2009 Day One Part 3 - AFA Regional Cosplay Championship '09 X.X


that's right.. ren couldn't take very clear photos of the competition.. my apologies... T.T  even though its blurred.. and not much from each team.. i'll jus post it up becos its part of AFA and it wouldn't be complete without it.. so pls bear with the photos.. ^^. The teams are judged based on the following.. (from AFA website)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

From youtube.. Danny Choo, the Tokyo Dance Trooper... in SINGAPORE!!! ^^

Ren saw this video off danny choo's website....  and went to search for more.. haha. i really liked the background music.. 'singing in the rain' and part two beginning was plain hilarious!!  enjoy!!

danny's got a confession to make....  super funny. XDDDD

Part One

Part Two

kudos danny..! ^^

(^^)"    レンです!  じゃね!

Anime Festival Asia 2009 Day One Part 2: Bandai - Dreams & Creations =)

Ren is back for Day One Part 2 of AFA 2009!! =D gonna be another long post.. heh. this post will mainly focus on Bandai's products: Gunpla and Tamashii Nation. its the biggest booth in AFA, there's jus too many things to take photos of.. not to mention crowds and crowds of pple! 

Dreams and Creations is the theme of these collections. =) i'll start with Gunpla and the main highlight of the exhibition.. 


Perfect Grade 00 Raiser Gundam

Monday, November 23, 2009

今晩の晩ごはんは... チャーハン!!〜 Tonight's dinner.. Fried rice!! ^^

Had some rice leftover from last nite's family dinner, so decided to
let them air dry overnight, making them perfect ingredient for some
chaahan!! Japanese fried rice that is.. And some fishcakes to go with.
=D おいしいぃぃ!!〜
this is wad happens when you're out of dough.. XD
Ren ^^

AFAの分捕り品!! レンの最初限定版のガンプラ!!! やった! ^^ AFA's loots!! Ren's first limited edition gunpla!!! wooo. =D

Okays.. a quick post before i start on my post on today's AFA's report.. =) many of you readers seemed to be very interested in wad i've bought from AFA.. XD URGING me to reveal my loots, me decided to take the time to snap up a few photos of them and post it up.. its really nth much compared to many others that i've seen; BAGS of Nendoroids.. figures.. goodness. and alot alot ALOT of guys carrying wooden swords which are replicas from the animes.. bleach, naruto etc.. apparently they were going cheap on AFA...

So.. this is wad i've bought from AFA 2009... =D

Anime Festival Asia 2009 Day One Part 1: Danny Choo & Tokyo Figure Show Singapore =)

Hey pple.. ren's back to post his report on AFA 2009 held in Singapore! ^^ well.. there's so many things in my mind i wanna say before i start.. firstly, i din expect pple to pay attention to my live blogs! Initially, i tot of it as jus a normal post.. jus touch and go, saying i've been to AFA.. blah blah blah.. but den when i checked my inbox, it starts to fill with comments, and there's requests to be fulfilled too!! XD quite surprise to see so many comments after i posted. so.. not wanting to let my dear readers down.. i decided to cover this event as much as possible. =) secondly.. i would like to thank those pple that's been following my live blogs.. without you.. i have no motivation to take those photos. lolx. =D

Alrites.. i'll split my coverage into different days & parts.

Day One:
Part 1 - Danny Choo & Tokyo Figure Show Singapore
Part 2 - Bandai: Dreams & Creations
Part 3 - AFA Regional Cosplay Championship '09
Part 4 - Cosplayers in AFA

Day Two:
Part 1 - Danny Choo X Mirai
Part 2 - 00 Raiser Gundam
Part 3 - Stores in AFA

Most of it is in chronological order, how i whisked in and out of crowds. you'll see the reports as i go part by part.. and some interesting misc stuffs in between as the day passed. =) okays! let's cut to the chase.. letting the photos do the talking. ^^

Sunday, November 22, 2009

AFA 2009: Year of 00 Raiser!!!

That's right. This cosplayer (forgot his name) is preparing to cosplay
00 Raiser right now.. He jus won the regional cosplay competiton in
AFA 2009 ytd. The Grand Champion!! Some history of him is that he will
turn up at every anime/cosplay related event cosplay a gundam. It's
different every year!! I'm very impressed. =D I'll stay awhile more
to take photos of him. ^^

AFA 第二日!!〜 AFA second day!!~

Well well.. Ren's back at AFA 2009.. Looking out for anything special.
^^. I guess the only thing I found interesting till now is seeing
Mirai-chan and Danny choo together!! wooo.. I think its a
'commissioned' cosplay cos she has all the official stuffs, logo etc..
They're now signing autographs for fans.. Haha. I jus took a few
photos. Hope to see more things interesting.. =)
Ren ^^

Saturday, November 21, 2009

タコちゃんの耳!ふわふわ〜 Tako's ears! *giddy*

These are tako's new ears!! Yups.. She got them at AFA.. little pricey
tho.. But it's very cute! ^^ will be wearing them at any anime related
events to make it more worth. XD even tho tako has very small head,
(unlike real normal takosss) the size is still a little small for her.
So she developed some giddiness. Lolx =P well, I tried to expand it by
wearing it too.. ^^ din work out as well. Haha.
Okays.. Last live post of the day alr.. Thank you pple who has been
following closely! どうもありがとう!
Ren ^^

終わった!! レンは休んでいる。 Finished!! Ren is resting..

Yesh. Finally.. Ren's camera's battery has died. Lolx. So sorry pple..
Can't take anymore photos. Thus I'm knocking off.. XD gonna take my
lunch now.. I'm legless, can't feel my legs. Ha. Okays.. Thanks for
following on my live blog. I'll see wad I can take with my iPhone den.

Black Rock Shooter cosplayer.. >.>

Haha.. No I'm not saying that she's bad. XD it's becos.. Ren is
resting happily at a corner after taking alot of photos for YOU GUYS..
^^ THEN she pops up.. And everybody jus swarms ard and starts taking
photos. Of cos, being surrounded, I mite jus well join them and took
her photo.
Legs are getting tired alr.. Oh. And the cosplay competition is
starting soon..hafta stand.. T.T but I caught a glimpse of Kaname, the
famous jap cosplayer, who protrays Cloud of FF7 the best. Jus ask
google sensei! =)

Look! It's Danny!

Yups.. Caught Danny at AFA.. attracting lots of crowd! Now he's
waiting to be interview by Animax.. And I've got my loots! ^^

朝9:45午前、AFAで 9.45am at AFA!!

Yups.. Ren is at AFA.. Anime Festival Asia 2009 held in Singapore!
Queuing up for his loots.. XD this is my first time waking up so early
for anime related stuffs.. Will report more lata I hope. Was talking
to some of the pple in front.. Some came as early as 6.30am!! When it
opens at 10am.. Heh.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

最小ガンプラを色取った!!! Painted my smallest gunpla!!! ^^

yupsyups.. this is the next update to chibikero's tiny gunpla!! previously, i din had the time to finish it.. cos i was rushing it out for tako to play.. lolx. so.. finally got the time to sit down and paint.. while its thunderstorms outside.. cosy nite to slp paint the kit. =) so i guess.. finally the keropla kit is completed! yay..

i managed to finished the tiny Zaku-II and the RX-78-2 runner after buying some paint from the local hobby shop.. din have green paint back den.. heh. okays.. for RX-78-2 i used the leftover spray cans from my MG RX-78-2 build. NO, its impossible to use spray can on it. XD i de-canned the paint on my metal paint trays. its surprisely very well controlled. no stray paint going ard... here's the results...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

ガチャポン ガンタンク GET!!  Gachapon Guntank Get!!

Ren is trying to squeeze a post out before sleeping.. lolx. jus came back from my jap lesson.. super tired, zzz. but jus wanna post smthing that we got on sunday.. i have reports of my keropla poison spreading ard.. xD dun worry pple. its not keropla poison k!! heh. yups.. you can see from the title that me and tako got ourselves a Guntank figure!! wooo.. we dropped by toys'r'us at vivocity after our lunch, cos tako's younger cousins -little 'takos'- wanna look at some gunpla kits.. XD yes.. we're poisoning everybody ard us.. muahahaaha. ^^ thereafter.. we saw rows of gachapon machines at the entrance.. and saw a particular one with Gundam-related figures inside. i shld explain that tako is starting to like the original gundam series' mechs.. ^^ mechs like guntank and char's zaku II.. she finds MG guntank cute.. and a char's zaku to 'fight' with her RX-78-2 would be nice.. haha. you get wad i mean ya... so naturally we were elated to find a 'cheaper' alternative to model kits...gachapons! and its more value for money! its originally cost 300yen which roughly translate to $4.50sgd... but it only cost $4sgd for us! hee.. yeah we're cheapskates. =P

The Gachapon!

After emptying the contents... heh. 2 cannons, 2 arms, upper and lower body and a sign plate.. =)

Fully assembled! piuuu piuuu!

Side view.. i like the details..

Top half.. you can see its quite nicely painted.. =D

Bottom half.. details on the tracks.. wooo..

Sexy back view.. lolx. its actually elevated on a platform hidden beneath.

This is the signboard included.. its the name of the gachapon series.. with the name of the designer who designed these mobile armor and suits. 大河原邦男さん。

The banner included.. there's 4 types in total!! wanna get the Zaku II too! ^^

RX-75 ガンタンク

yeahh.. so this is jus a small post on our little loot.. =) man.. jus can't stop collecting these things... ^^. and it has spurred me to get the MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 2.0 with clear parts.. and MG Guntank for tako... she sounded quite excited when i explained all its gimmicks to her.. haha. hopefully her fondness for it dun die out.. yes.. she's still playing Love Plus.. BLATANTLY dating gals in front of me.. lolx!

Do you have any interesting gachapon items?? feel free to share with us! =D

alrites... tt's all for today.. gonna tuck in soon.. goodnite pple. =) 

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Monday, November 16, 2009

ちびケロ誕生! Chibi Kero Completed!! ^^ 超可愛いぃぃぃ~!!!

hey pple.. well, as i've mentioned.. i rushed out chibikero yesterday morning for tako to play with.. so was too tired to post it.. slpt the whole nite. zzzz. lolx. sorry pple. so noww... ren is gonna publish this post for you pple to see...!! i like how simple the kit is.. good for destressing.. XD

i went with the same mindset i did with Enact.. that is, some paint to make things more accurate.. and try to use as little stickies as possible.. but i din topcoat it. haha.. im not tt extreme as to topcoat anything i build. ^^. here it is...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

今日の分捕り品!!! 私たちの最初ケロプラ! Today's loot!!! Our first Keropla! =DD

YESS!!! ^^ today, ren & tako went to singapore's orchard road to walk around and admire some christmas lightings.. she went to have her haircut too.. =) Thereafter, we decided to go Takoshimaya Takashimaya to look at this year's Singapore's BAKUC challenge entries.. it has been held there yearly for the past few years as far as i could remember.. Unfortunately, the 'smart' organizers have decided to showcase them with a brightly lit up background making it impossible to take photos. some examples can be seen at Marzz's blog.. its ridiculously bright!! and so.. im sorrie pple.. can't provide you with photos of the entries. maybe i'll drop by another time to see if they've changed it.

But then... we chanced upon an unexpected sale!! Other than the normal gunpla model kits at a 20% discount, making them very buy-able, we also saw Keropla!! which is keroro's plastic models!! haahaa.. XD

Heaps of Keroplas!

These are mainly the older stocks.. at a 50% discount.. ^^

Yups.. and the ultra excited pair of us, me and tako GRABBED, yes we GRABBED and HUGGED like a bunch of the boxes very close to us. and promised to bite anyone that tried to near us. XD becos the kits are SOOOO CHEAPP.. so we calmed ourselves.. and chose which ones we wanted.. at one point, we really hope chubbybots was around to tell us which ones to buy.. lolx. we were thinking of calling chubbybots, but realised we din have his number. XD honestly, i did tried calling out 'chubbybots' at random, hoping that he's one of those ard rampaging thru the boxes. XDD tako stopped me. >.<

And soooo... i'll present you with our Loots of the DAYYYYY!!!! (LOTD) lolx. tako really liked keroplas more.. cos they're cuter.. ^^

We bought a total of 5 kits!! muahahaha. ^^

4 of which are the MK-IIs!!! Unfortunately we couldn't find the last Keroro Robo MK-II to complete the set. Anyone noes where to get??

Tamama Robo MK-II!!

Kururu Robo MK-II!!

Giroro Robo MK-II!!

Dororo Robo MK-II!!

And our last kit... cos we couldn't find keroro robo and tako found this super cute..

Chibi-Kero!!! its baby Keroro!! look at wad's in his hands???? =DDD

 Our reasons for such a splurging...

Yups!! we decided on these kits for a few reasons.. other than it being CHEAP. you can see the price differences on the boxes itself.. *nods* =D

As for the MK-IIs, you can see that it has two different modes.. a Mech-Mode and a Machine-mode.. each MK-II transforms differently.. but that's not the main reason.. The main reason is the "Secret Mode!" -FINAL FORM- 'God-Kero MK-II mode' that you see at the right side of the MK-II box!! wooo! ^^ and so we concluded that if we ever buy one MK-II kit.. we should complete the set.. XD Right?? isn't it soo?? Goood marketing there Bandai...

For Chibi-Kero, the reason is very obvious. the tiny gunpla kit and Zaku that baby keroro is holding, is simply irresistible!! it even has a tiny NIPPER!!!! omg. TOO CUTE to pass up on!! haha.. even i find it too cute.. you can imagine the look on tako's tentacles face! XP

So we ended up with 5 kits... xD

Alrites... that's all for today pple! im gonna rush out the Chibi Kero now for tako to play with it tml..  ^^ so hope you guys enjoyed reading.. and do look into some keropla for stress relieve when you're panted up inside.. whether its stressful workload/studies or MG modeling/paint job.. its good to have simple kits to work with time to time.. =)

thanks for reading again! feel free to comment! see you guys ard!

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