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...