Knife Review: CRKT Minimalist and CRKT Deviation

Hi there! been a while since the last update as always. As you know i have been collecting knive since a while ago and i was pretty absorbed by this knife thing and read some articles and reviews about knives.

So, today i’m gonna review some of my new knives that i got as a present from my girlfriend (how cool is that?!) last year.

Okay, the first one is CRKT Folts Minimalist Tanto


Designed by custom knife maker Alan Folts, this is a small little fix blade that you can carry anywhere and will still left some space in your pocket.

The steel on this knife is 5cr15mov, hardness is at 57HRC if i’m not mistaken, full tang, bead blasted finish on the blade, and micarta handle that you can remove. comes with a glass filled nylon sheath which is similar to kydex, and this version is the tanto version, and it has a recurved blade. this knife also comes in wharncliffe, bowie, karambit, and spear point.

The steel on this knife is a little bit on the soft side and it doesn’t have a fancy steel like its custom (cpm 154), but at this price point, i think it was a really good deal.


So i have spent several weeks hanging around with this knife and use it on everyday normal tasks like cutting paper, boxes, and small branches and it did pretty well, the knife was quite sharp from the factory and cut well.

The steel is easy to resharpen. i glued sandpaper to a small plastic barrel and use that to

sharpen the recurve blade.

I usually put the knife in my pocket, but you can also use the provided belt loop and put it on your belt.


The second knife is CRKT Deviation


The knife was designed by Terry Renner, steel was 8cr14mov and hardness is at 58-59HRC, also a tanto style tip, this is a flipper only, you don’t have any thumb stud here and it features a liner lock with stainless steel handle. It has IKBS ball bearing system in the pivot so opening the knife is silky smooth, a little bit heavier than average folder, but feel robust and nice in the hand.

this knife has quite mixed reviews from many people because of the eccentric design, but i like it. it was nice in the hand, you got that finger choil and  the shape of the blade allows your thumb to rest on top of the blade for more control.

it was very very sharp out of the box, and still stays sharp until now, i think the steel is better than the minimalist and the usual 8cr13mov.

Many reviewer said that it is not a good slicer because of the low grind, but from my experience, i never had any problem cutting anything with it. and it looks good on display.

I will also review my other knives later!


Indonesia Comic-Con 2015 My Experience


This post was late for 3 days, but last weekend there was something special happened in Jakarta, it was the Indonesia Comic-con 2015! it was the same comic con with the one held in the USA. how awesome is that?

and of course there were tons of awesome line up of artists and talents!


see the guy in the middle of the first row? that kenji oh*some*ba the Space Sheriff Gaban!!! and also the suit actor of the first Kamen rider and red ranger. damn man!

and of course i waited for 2 hours just to get a 2 shot with him *put gaban theme song here*


and there was also re-on booth. this time re-on collaborated with a duo from Japan called faint star to be featured as a special comic in the next re-on.


and here they are altogether


Edelyn also performed re-on new theme song on Saturday


and yeah, the one who bought their CD can have an autograph session with them



oh yeah, here are some videos!!

Edelyn performance

and Kenji Ohba performance!


AFAID2015 My Experience

at last! after i-don’t-know-for-how-long I’ve been absent from this blog activity, there are too damn many events in my town lately and that makes me lazy to update, but this one is special, because it’s time for AFAID2015!

this year’s AFAID was located at kemayoran, like the very first AFAID

Reon booth

i have to fulfill my duty as kuli/bodyguard/driver for my girlfriend and i want to enjoy the event, so i came all three days


the afa cafe this year was also a join cafe between butler and maid cafe. there are yutaki, nao as buttler and matcha mei, punipun, comi, as maids (i forgot the rest)

along with the regular cosplayer like yingtze, pinky, and richfield, this year they bring along a new “big” one who once nominated as the most beautiful girl in akihabara, otogi nekomu san.


damn! too bad i didn’t get the chance to take photo together with her.

at reon booth, this year only edelyn and jeanice who are participate because the rest are at the maid cafe.



with Reon

managed to take photo with reon on sunday. pardon my face lol. as usual, reon booth is one of the largest booth there, and always crowded full of hungry zombies attracted by the sweet pheromones of the ladies at reon booth. i will update more reon photos later, as they are in my camera.

and then there are pink babies. these cute underage idols are the perfect jailbaits for the pedobears lurking at afaid.

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i don’t really know about pink babies, but i got some clear shots since i got in the front row.

and there is hiroaki kato, he is a japanese singer who can speak indonesian very fluently, and he can sing indonesian songs very well.


and at pony canyon booth, they’re promoting this new singer called michi, who sang the theme songs of obe anime called rokka no yusha.

bought the cd and got her sign


her name is michi, you can follow her twitter here @michi_stbe

will upload moar photos later!

A Letter To My Indonesia

A Letter To My Indonesia.

I stumbled upon this article when I was derping around in facebook this morning. well, anything written in this article is pretty much what I see everyday here in Indonesia.

if you ever had a chance to live in other country… i mean better country than indonesia, you can really see the difference between the attitude of the people. I remember i also wondered the same thing as the writer in “A Letter To My Indonesia.” is it really hard to put your trash in a trashcan? no trashcan? well, just hold on to your damn trash until you find one, right? 

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turns out the mindset of most indonesians are “its already pretty hard for me to get food and stay alive, so why should i think about trash and others?” or “that should be the road cleaning service’s job” or “ah fuck it”

it’s pretty fucked up.. well, it’s a country where some of its people still think that speaking other language is so goddamned unpatriotic. sounds much like a mindset of a random terrorist group, no? lol

Japan Beauty Week

So after struggling with flood that literally made every inch of Jakarta wet for the past 2 days, I finally have a chance to update this blog for Japan Beauty Week which was held last weekend at FX mall Jakarta.


This event was full of expensive cosmetics and pretty girls.

there was also free skin check


Olive des Olive showcased their clothing as well. I don’t know, but they don’t seem to have any intention to sell their clothes. lol.


and various stuff which i don’t understand🙂 seriously, girl’s make up items are too damn many, but as long as they make them pretty, men will always support them.🙂


Heart Ribbon also participated in this event, they sang 3 songs in this event



bonus: Olive girls~


New Year’s Eve

It is the last day of 2014! who have thought i’d be so lazy to never update this blog until today :))

2014 has been great and we will soon entering 2015, does everyone have new year resolution already?

well, in the end of 2014, I got a little surprise because picculture, ehm, this blog, has been chosen as official media partner of Heart Ribbon. yaaay~!


Heart Ribbon is a new group consisting of Franzeska Edelyn and Donna Visca. They have just debuted last two weeks ago and have been actively performing in several events in Indonesia.

Here’s some photos from the debut event at Ambassador cafe, Jakarta

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for those who want to see the video, you can visit my video page

and last week on Christmas, they performed at an event at blok M plaza called “Idol Festival”


There are some local idols participated on the events:



Diasta and her new group




there are also Lumina scarlet but i don’t have the picture. lol

Oh and there was also this rising cosplayer called yuzu if i’m not mistaken, whose in the photo is doing love mark with a random guy🙂


and there is this one guy who keeps doing wotagei alone. :))


ehm so, as I said, picculture is now an official media partner of heart ribbon. so what does that mean? that means heart ribbon are allowed to use all the pictures and videos I took and I am able to take picture of them freely, so here’s a bonus:

Tonari no banana :))


Happy New Year Guys!!

POPCON 2014 – my experience

Yeah, I know it is 3 days late to post this blog now… I have been busy with my-goddamn-why-it-is-so-fucking-hard- finance exam that rendered my head uncontrollably overheat after I couldn’t finish the 5 questions in the exam in time withing 3 hours. *siiiiiiigggghhhh*

okay, enough about this finance shit,  now, POPCON!

okay, POPCON is a convention where many artist gather to show off their skills and works. It is like a place where (if you’re an artist) you feel like a year old toddler who just learn how to hold a crayon in your hands. everyone there is good and their works are awesome!

I, with my friend arip, collaborated to make our apparel brand called “AI” and we sold it at Japanese station booth.



AI is our design brand, we sold fun things like stickers and pins.



Nia, Donna ^ and Edelyn with our stickers and pins.IMG_1966-2-s


You can see our facebook page here

speaking of Edelyn, yes, she is the official cosplayer of Reon comics again in this event



the reon booth was exactly in front of Japanese station booth, so yeah, I could take a lot of pictures




Edelyn and other JS navi also brought up some performances on the stage



and… that’s all folks! see you in another chance!



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