AFA11+AKB48 experience field report

I was taking a long weekend holiday to go to Singapore for Anime Festival Asia 2011. Like usual, it took place at Suntec, Singapore, a stupidly BIG event with lots of performances, here’s my AFA11 experience.
Saturday, 12thNov2011

My first day in AFA, woke up late at the hostel, me and my friend rushed up to the event site.
Once we got there, I immediately went to the AKBshop booth to buy a limited Singapore september photoset. And since the team B photo was finished already, I bought 1 set of team 4 and 1 set of team K which got traded among wotas there, I don’t even remember what were my original sets. Lol

At 12.15, we got AKB café girls perform for us at the mini stage. Not so many people were on the site that time. The first song was “kanojo ni naremasuka”. All the wotas there including me tried to mix, but in the end it wasn’t really loud. The second song was “river” this time, we got louder, lots of non-akb fans were attracted by the noise we made and stopped by. The first performance ended with only 2 songs.

After the akb café girls’ performance ended, we went to the main stage for the “chiwa saitou live dubbing” session, it was full of awesomeness.

One more AKB café girls’ performance took place at 4.30. This time was “Oogoe Diamond” and “Pareo wa emerald”. The other remaining wota joined forces with us and this time we got really really loud, the mix was so loud that people could hear it from the main stage at the next hall. CHISAKI was REALLY cute!!!! :3
My first day at AFA was good, the café girls were awesome, and we went home with smile.

Sunday, 13thNov2011
Finally the D-day, on Saturday, we bought stuffs and got 2 handshake tickets with AKB48 Tanabe Miku and Nakaya Sayaka.

We woke up at 7, get ourselves ready and immediately went to AFA11 the second day.
Once we get there, many akb wotas were already there to get the final sale of the September photosets, and once the gate was opened, we ran to the AKB shop and get ourselves a team B photoset for me and team A for @monyet_merah.
After a few trades, we walked through the site for a random photoshoot. I myself managed to have a 2 shot with Mr.Danny Choo~

At 12.45, there was another round of AKB café girls’ performance, this time, it was 4 songs in a row: “kanojo ni naremasuka”,”river”,”oogoe diamond” and “pareo wa emerald”.

The crowds were massive and we screamed our mix so loud, the person watching regional cosplay championship were able to hear us. Sorry about that lol.

After this performance, we walked around again for random photo shoot, and suddenly, we met SEA A who were in the middle of private photo shoot session , @monyet_merah grabbed the present he prepared for Valerie, I can’t help being stunned by these ex-moe moe kyun members, omg Estelle, you’re pretty!!!

After we got our consciousness back, we ran to the AKBshop to get the first handshake session with Tanamin and Nakayan.
There was no security guy so there was nobody pushing us. These are my conversation:
Tanamin       : hii~ arigatou gozaimasu
Me                   : hii~ sakki, watashitachi no koe ga kikoemashita ka?
Tanamin       : aah!! Kikoemasu kikoemasu!!
(move to nakayan)
Nakayan       :hiiii~
Me                   :ee, kinou no shifuku wo mita yo, megane, niattemasuyo~!
Nakayan        :aaa!! Hontou desuka? Arigatou~ *smile* *omg, she’s so cute!omgomgomg!*

After the handshake, we ran to the Moe Moe Kyun café, at this time, the SeaA girls were serving as maids at the café,
At the front door, we were greeted, “irasshaimase, goshujin-sama!”
After ordering 2 slices of cakes which cost like 20 bucks each (expensive!!!!) we sat in the café,
Valerie came and have a really reaaaaaaallly sweet conversation with us, she was happy with the present @monyet_merah brought for her. Estelle, Wynnie and Beryl also meet us, we have a little chit chat, I’m happy Estelle actually remember me.
Before eating, they powered up our food with magic spell
“miyu! Saru! Mika! Indra! No pawaa! Pipipipiii!! Oishiku narimashitaaaaa!”
Then it was really became sooooo delicious.

Estelle and Beryl came to offer us some mmk Badges, we couldn’t refuse a request from a cute girl. So we bought, Estelle looks so happy when I chose her badges, and somehow I feel sorry for Beryl for not taking her badges…….
Unfortunately, we can’t take photos anymore with the SeaA maids, since their manager forbid that, so we say farewell to our lovely maids, Jasmine said goodbye to us, and she was so freaking cute. (Have I said that they’re all cute? lol)

After this, we went to the AKBshop again to do the second handshake session, this time it was like:
Me               : tanamiiin, 2 kai me desuyooo
Tanamin   : *she didn’t really catch what I said, and then she looked at my moe moe kyun badge at my chest* kore wa???
Me               : ah! Kore wa moe moe kyun café badge desu~ mou ikimashita ka?
Tanamin    : iie, mada desuyo
Me               :kore kara itte kudasai, sugoku ii yo!
Tanamin   : ah haai!
*move to Nakayan*
Nakayan   :haaai~ arigato gozaimasu
Me               :arigatooo, kore kara, mata sono chiisai stage ni *pointing to the small stage*ikimasunode, zehi kiite kudasai, watashitachi no koe wo
Nakayan   :Hai!

Somehow the first handshake session felt more awesome.
After the 2nd handshake, we ran to the mini stage again to watch the last performance by akb café girls.
It is the same 4 songs like the previous performance, and since it was the last performance, we decided to go all out.

The crowds were bigger than before, many of them were not akb fans. I think it is really a good marketing strategy to introduce akb to the crowds using the fans mix and the girls’ cuteness. Lol.
Well, amongst the akb café girls, I’m definitely Chisaki oshi.

After that awesome last performance, we walked around for a little,

then went home with a big smile. We close the day with a bowl of Bak kut teh. Lol.

It was an awesome event, great merchandises, two thumbs up for the AKB café girls, love Tanamin and Nakayan.

We spent a lot, and get lots of happiness.
Moral of the story? Use your money wisely, use it to buy happiness

same post at AIF48:


4 thoughts on “AFA11+AKB48 experience field report”

      1. Keep the goodworks ya, I’m gonna visit these page often..well, i had the same passions to these-japan-fandom-thingy, but i think you’re wayyyy more hardcore…guess i’ll learn a lot from you…yoroshikune!

      2. Keep the good works! i’ll visit your pages more often…i have the same passions on these-japan-fandom-thingy but you’re waaaaay more “hardcore”, hahaha, guess i’ll learn a lot from you. Yoroshikune!

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