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Fashion is you – Japan Matsuri 2013

Hi there~ I have been so lazy updating this blog, one of the reason is that because I was busy travelling around Kalos region, trying to catch ’em all, to be the very best like no one ever was.

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which… i have not finished yet, still going around the frozen cavern at the time being, i don’t know how to catch haunter without killing it XD

so… last Saturday, there’s an event called “Fashion is You” by galleries lafayette, which is a fashion show for amateurs and non model.

I was there because Franzeska Edelyn and Marsha Indira from Kyorindays were participating in the event.

the categories were “cocktail time” for Edelyn and “Smokey rock” for Marsha, here are some photos:

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ups, wrong picture :3~

 

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and on the 27th, we got Japan Matsuri at Pluit Village.

In this 4 weeks event, we got many performances, martial arts, booths, etc.

Thanks to Snapped Shunkan for displaying our video 🙂

some photos:

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Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2013 – My experience

After a long break, I finally update my blog, yes, this time it is the AFA ID 2013 field report!

This year’s AFA ID took place at Jakarta Convention Center. With a venue twice the size of last year’s , this year’s AFA ID was almost twice as awesome than last year.

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I came on day 2 and 3, and it was very very crowded on day 2.

The venue have 2 levels, the ground floor was for official store and merchandises, while basement was for AFA cafe and Creator’s booth.

On the ground floor, you can find lots of toys displayed

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These mega badass one piece figurines

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Kamen riders

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saber….

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and gun… no, that’s a cosplayer.

and Culture Japan’s booth: with my friend working part time there

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we also had Indonesia Game Show next door, and i grabbed one of League of legend goodie bag.

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AFA CAFE

This year we had no individual maid and butler cafe, instead, we had one big AFA Cafe, which have all the maids and the butlers.

and in this year’s cafe, most of the maids and butlers are from Indonesia

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Yes, that is the same Yuki chan from my previous post :)) she became a moe moe kyun maid !

The cafe was a huge success, on day 2, i heard hordes of people were rushing in the moment the cafe was opened:

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here’s one of the butler I will fall in love with if he was wearing a skirt:

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and no, I’m not into Yaoi.

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since my cousin asked me to accompany him, I also enter the cafe, but I only pay for 2 shot service.

and of course I’m with Yuki 🙂

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Fuuuuu…shion!!! last year we also took the same pose at Jak Japan Matsuri 🙂

This year’s afa had food stalls just next to the creator’s booth, and since i was hungry, i ate this huge hot dog for lunch

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after that I was sitting around playing my 3ds. Got 36 streetpasses for the first day, and another 36 streetpasses on day 2. awesome!

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Here are some photos i took during AFA ID 13

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Mirai Cosplayer

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and the winner of this year forever arone photo is…

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hahahaha, just kidding

POPCON ASIA 2013 with Switch – My Experience

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Last weekend, I went to Popcon asia 2013 for 3 days. This is an event dedicated for pop art culture held in JCC Jakarta, and was filled with popular artists from around the world like Mr. Kim Jung Gi and Mr. Kunkka.

This year event was larger than last year’s, with higher quality guests and merchandises.

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the atmosphere of the event

There are many talented young artists from Indonesia, and my friends here also participated:

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FPS x Squash alternative

They sell posters, pins and their own artbooks.

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Those are some badass drawings by the way… damn man, this event was filled with lots of badass artists whowill put your drawing skill to shame. lol.

One of my favorite creation in the event was probably this company who displayed some really realistic figurines I’d hope I can just steal the things.

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A fox-dude is going for a date with some hot chicks
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If you’re hungry and don’t want to spend 70k rupiah on the most expensive nasi goreng you’ll ever seen in your life at the cafe outside the event, you can eat this popular chicken gyoza for 20k per 5 pieces

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anyway, I was at POPCON for the Japanese Station booth with Switch

Switch is a part of Japanese Station navigator, they are 5 girls who will navigate your life to a better otaku path, lol.

Here at POPCON, they sell their first merchandises for the first time.

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if you buy their photos, they sign the photos for you!

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If you buy the Switch packs, which contains a T-shirt, photos, and a sticker, you can get a polaroid shot with one of the member.

I took some shots of the members, they’re kind enough to give their time to pose with me:

from left to right: Neza, Nia, Edelyn, Femke
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Edelyn with Elvina
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They’re cute aren’t they?  I will keep the rest of the photos for private collections *ufufufufufu*

in the end of the event, they held an auction, and guest what, Kim Jung Gi’s drawing was sold for 5000USD

5-freaking-thousand-US-dollars, my friend
5-freaking-thousand-US-dollars, my friend

Overall, the event was fun, looking at those awesome artist made us remember we’re nothing but shitty kids with crayon in front of them.

Dunia Delusi launching event

I went to an event called “Dunia Delusi (World of Delusion) launching event. This dunia delusi is a book title wrote by a group of JKT48 fans who called themselves “Genderuwota” , Genderuwo is a ghost name from Indonesia.

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I had a peek of the book, and the book contains of many short stories full of wild imagination of wota, you know, those stories that come in your head when you’re imagining perverted things something

The launching event is filled by some talents like switch, and ai48, the place was quite cozy and comfortable, we can see some familiar  faces around, like my friend here who is a regular visitor of jkt theater.

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Switch and Japanese station navigators are the MC’s of this event

look at that handsome dude over there, he is one of the JS navigator and also the main MC of the event.

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and also Neza and Edelyn from Switch

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They also did a little performance with the guest star as a bonus

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They also do some quizzes for the audiences, like this wotagei and dance competition

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And then there is ai48 which is a cover dance group. look at the audience’s expression when ai48 performed

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some were keeping their cool:

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found an interesting fanmade shirt, i don’t quite understand what it means though, lol:

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fap??? fap?? the japanese there looks like “super fap kita zo!” lol nvm

these are the other snapshot during the day:

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There are more, but I think I’ll keep them as private collections 🙂

Ennichisai – Indonesia Cosplay Gran Prix

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It’s this time again in the year, Ennichisai, one of the biggest Japanese event in Jakarta, supported by Japan foundation, and the event where Indonesia Cosplay Gran Prix or ICGP was held to pick a winner who will represents Indonesia to the World Cosplay Summit or WCS on the 3rd of August this year.

It was a rainy afternoon on Sunday, but a mere rain doesn’t affect these cosplayers spirit. they were awesome, and some of them really showed a good performance.

The MC’s of the show were Mr.Dhika and Ms.Franzeska Edelyn from Switch.

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I was standing on the right hand side of the stage so i could only take photos from this angle using my phone since i didn’t bring my DSLR, sorry *tehepero*

the jury team including pinky luxun, the winner of the last ICGP and also the 3rd place on the last WCS, the guy from lawson, the guy from Japan foundation and the guy from WCS, and a kamen rider

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my personal favorite was this guy:

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they won consolidation prize though.

the winner of the event was a team called daikon or something who cosplay as kingdom hearts.

the closing ceremony:

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Let’s wish them good luck for their battle in World cosplay summit 2013 next August in Nagoya, Japan.

 

 

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Japan – My experience

It’s been a while since i updated this blog, the thing is, i was kinda occupied by other things and simply didn’t have any idea to write a new post, but then i think i will try to share some of my experience in Japan in this post.

as you can see in my previous post, it’s full of photos.. in Japan, yes, exactly 1 month 4 days ago i came back to Indonesia after a 13 days trip to Japan. That was my second trip to Japan since 2003, so it had been 10 years since my first visit to Japan. so many have changed, some remained the same, here’s my experience in Japan:

Asakusa

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I arrived in Osaka, but then went to Tokyo by bus on that day, it was a tiring day lol, the bus wasn’t the nicest bus you’ll ever try for sure, meh, even a night bus to singapore from malaysia was better in my opinion. lol

In Tokyo, I stayed at Khaosan Original . My room was small, but the best thing about khaosan is its location, It’s 5 minutes walk to Kaminari mon and asakusa station, makes the place very convenient for tourist. There are many restaurants around there as well, you can choose from udon, ramen, chinese food, or maybe Burger king if you really want to. lol. (ah yes, may i remind you that a bucket of KFC here costs you around 5000 yen, i kid you not). Actually i found a really nice chinese food restaurant near Khaosan, unfortunately i forgot its name, but you can eat nice gyoza and japanese style fried rice there, and also the dry ramen was quite good.

Akihabara

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Akihabara, land of anime, manga, idol, and JAV. Yes, the holyland for Otaku, has everything you have dreamed of. From new released games to gunpla to JAV dvd, from 2nd hand AKB48 CD to 2nd hand pantsu .

Ah yes, it is also the place of the AKB48 theater, here it is:

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The donquixote which AKB fans called as their holy place is actually a laaaaarge department store that sells anything ranging from funny clothes to sex toys. you can find many fun stuffs here.

okay, basically in akihabara, this is my place-to-visit recommendation:

1. Mandarake – a multi stories building full of toys and manga

2. AKB48 theater/cafe – even if you’re not a fan, it’s worth a visit, just to see the birthplace of the largest idol group in the world.

3. @Home cafe – 7 maid cafes in a building, nice food and service, expensive, but you are in Japan, man, visit a maid cafe!

4. Gundam cafe – the only place you can get Char’s business card.

5. AVstore – if you’re a healthy man, visit and see with your own eyes the things you have downloaded for all this time in its real form.

There are plenty of good food around akihabara as well, The Omusubi store near station sells really nice Omusubi, and Coco curry house offers you delicious curry.

Shibuya

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Shibuya is a crowded place, it is fun to see the legendary crossroads which often shown on Dramas. and that famous 109? it’s a small shopping store with so many brands sold there.

girls will definitely find it amusing. lol.

just to make you hungry:

hamburg at fujiya

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Harajuku

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When you’re in Harajuku, you have to go to takeshita street. it’s a long street full of small shops, and schoolgirls (and boys)

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and here you can also find a tamadepa

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it’s a tamagotchi store! unfortunately they don’t sell english version of tamagotchi here.

Tokyo Disneyland and Disneysea

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My second visit in 10 years.

it was crowded! i think the most crowded place i ever see, here you can queue for 3 hours or more for an attraction. but it’s worth the wait.

it is also the place to burn you money if you’re a disney fans.

here are some photos which may motivate you to go there:

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the legendary castle:

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Osaka

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i went back to Osaka

from Tokyo disneyland by bus, Once i arrived in Osaka, i went straight to my hostel there which is Osaka Hana hostel.

It’s the best budget hotel i ever stayed in so far, you got nice bed, large bedroom, homey living room, Washing machines, dryer, and automatic toilet. lol

Osaka in my opinion is a better place than Tokyo, it feels like home.

when you’re in Osaka, make sure you visit Dotonbori street, shinsaibashi and sennichimae.

Dotonbori is kinda a red light district of osaka, lot’s of girls will talk to you to offer a drink in their bar.

I didn’t dare to try any of the offer, but i think it will be expensive. lol.

the most effective way to politely refuse their offer is to.. well.. talk in English, just a simple “sorry” will make them uninterested in you anymore.

Sennichimae in the other hand is a long long road where the NMB48 theater stands.

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Japan is a nice place to Visit. it’s expensive, but you can get so many experiences by visiting this land.

you won’t get lost here, just make sure you have google map with you. if you can speak Japanese, it will be easy to roam this land without getting lost.

oh yes, at Osaka hana hostel, they held a party every tuesday, so it is a good chance to get more friends from various country.

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Last word for me, please bring extra money more than your first budget calculation, because you will need extra money.

Happy travelling!

Ippoi cafe@Secret garden – My experience

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On 16th February 2013, Ippoi cafe held an event at Secret garden restaurant at Emporium Pluit, Jakarta. This is their first joined event with a restaurant, and I visited them with my friend on that day and this is my review:

I went in twice (one is certainly not enough):

1st entry at 1 Pm

I came early, at 12 o’clock i arrived at the location and found out they were still preparing the front desk where they sold some merchandises, after they finished, i bought some merchandises which cost me 50k Rupiah, 5 photos, 4 trading cards, and 2 pins. after a while, my friend, Dark Flame Master, came and we went to the front desk to register our voucher number where we got from pre-booking our table under the name of “Indra Pedo-sama”

we chose Suzaku Fire with ice tea, the suzaku fire looked like this (google image):

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After our meal is ready, we went in and went through a gate covered with transparent white curtain.

The maid who served us was Risa

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She introduced herself, which we already know since we are friends and was served by her too the last time we went in the last event. The Suzaku fire was delicious! when we was eating, the other maids came to our table  and had a chat with us, they were Yuki and Chisa. We already knew each other and get along well. Yuki, Chisa and Risa signed the photos I bought and we played a game with the trading card.

Our session was closed by taking a photo with the maid who served us, which was Risa, Yuki took the photo for me.

with this, my ippoi stamp card was completed, I hand over my stamp card and filled my address, then the manager san took my stamp card to be exchanged for an Ippoi membership card. and i heard that i was the first person who completed the stamps lol.

2nd entry at 4 PM

My 2nd entry was at 4 PM, again with my friend, the Dark flame master. this time i ordered tuna pizza (you know a pizza, i don’t need to put a picture of a pizza here lol)

again, we were going through the gate with the transparent white curtain, and i can see everyone giggled behind the curtain 😦

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we were served by Rin this time, this is the first time we were served by Rin, so she introduced herself, after a while our pizza came, and suddenly Chisa, Yuki and Risa who were around came and helped Rin decorating our pizza, Yuki drew a pedobear and wrote “pedo” on my plate.  my plate was full of chili sauce and Chisa told me to finish it all.. ror

this time we were literally served by 4 maids, it was fun, everybody was so friendly. after a while the table next to us was occupied with 2 ladies and Chisa served them, so she left us.

after we finished our meal, we played a game one more time, and took a cosmaid photo.

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Yay! it was a fun experience, and here is my swag from Ippoi:

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Overall, it was better than the previous event at HOT event. the meal was better, the venue also was better because it was in a restaurant so everything was comfortable.

HOT event – Day 1 and Day 2

After a long absence of updates, today i can finally update my blog. lol. i went to an event called HOT event, which is a doujin event in Jakarta.

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which is to be honest, a small event. here, people can sell their doujin works and see buy some japanese-related goods.

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even something like this

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nah, it wasn’t sold. lol. anyway once you go in from the entrance, you will notice this:

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ippoi, it’s a brand new cosplay cafe, this HOT event is its first debut, and their first theme is vocaloid~

i’ve made a reservation on 12.30 and 2.30 (yes, 2 times orz) together with my friend, so while waiting we’re looking around and took a peekImage

lol, the main reason reason i came to this event is this maid cafe. i always love maid cafe, and i know some of the maids here.

so me and my friend went inside, the one who served us was Saeko, a tall, black short haired maid with red eyes.

i ordered omurice and choose tomato sauce as toppings when Saeko was decorating my friend’s omurice, Yuki came and offered her help to decorate my omurice.

She asked what i want her to write and i said “anything you like” and she wrote… “PEDO SAMA” on my omurice. omgomgomg…

too bad we weren’t allowed to take pictures. LOL.

after that we played janken with Saeko then Yuki came again and we played nyan wan neko… which was hard, because i never played it before lol.

after that we went out and walked around,

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There was a karaoke competition, and at the other side, a group called “saido project” was performing

pretty good songs!

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then,…

i went in to Ippoi for the 2nd time today, but before that:

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AAAAWWWW YEAAAAAH kamesennin!

*ehem* okay, we went in to ippoi, this time Risa served us, we sat in the front, Yuki was serving the customer beside me.

this time they had extra service: they do us a FAN service with an uchiwa. lol, yes, i was happy.

so the conversation went on until my friend pointed a finger to me and said that i was a pedobear… right when yuki was next to me then Risa took Yuki and hug her and told me to stay away from Yuki while hugging each other. trolololololol fanservice lolololololol naisu!! moaR!

*ehem* okay, that’s all for today, i will come again tomorrow..

ah yes, this is the 2 shot photos i got:

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Day 2

so, here i am again on day 2 in the middle of gambir expo, without camera, my only purpose is to come to ippoi again.

i came at 2, then waiting until 3 for my friend to come. meanwhile, with some effort and cheat, i came in to the cafe, and got served by Yuki~

only got 1 person in the cafe, so it was very quiet, we ordered curryrice~ then Yuki once again wrote pedo sama on my curry rice, since there’s virtually nobody at the cafe, so i pulled a chair and let her sit next to us.

we basically chatting until She did this “Special service” to me.. which was so high level it left me stunned for a while back there.

a totally happy moment for me.. 🙂

after took a photo with yuki, we left, my friend went home, and i was alone for a while.. then my stupid brain told me to come in again (actually yuki invited me to..) then i came in again.. for the 4th times… LOL

this time really nobody in the cafe, i ordered katsu sandwich, and got served by chi and yuki (yes 2 maids at a time) LOL. since nobody was inside we could spend moar time… play cards, talking, etc..

anyway~4 stamps~ 4 photos! uyey~ :