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.

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

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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

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

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

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

 

 

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GJUI 20

Yesterday I went to GJUI 20, located in a faraway land of Depok inside the huge ass campus of University of Indonesia. GJUI is a Yearly Japan exhibition.

I was at the Japanese Station booth the whole day, selling stuff.

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And in this event, picculture.com exclusively worked together with franzeska edelyn and Japanese station, released a series of seifuku poster that we sold at Japanese station booth.

The poster was sold out! thank you!

in this event, Edelyn and Donna did a duet singing kinjirareta futari from AKB48

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With the crowd after the show….

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With the MC, Angelina Hirawan

 

 

 

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I didn’t have time to shoot many photos since we lacked of staff, so I was running here and there to take care of things 😦

anyway, otsukaresama deshita!

Thank you to those who bought our posters!

 

Culture Japan Night 2014 in Jakarta

Yesterday I went to Danny Choo’s CJ night at Jakarta Design Center. After every AFA each year, there will be a small event held by Danny Choo on the next day called Culture Night Japan.

In CJ night you can talk to Mr. Danny, basically it’s a meet and greet session.

There is also a moekana tournament, where participant will be given random kana cards and try to make Japanese words out of them, and the player with the least unused card wins.

IMG_1769-14-sMy friend is one of the participant here, but he lose on the 2nd round.

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This time, Franzeska edelyn cosplayed as Maid mirai! how adorable~

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and as a normal person, of course i would take a photo together with her :3

 

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with franzeska edelyn, Angelina from APC, and arip

Those who are lucky enough can take photo together with Danny choo. but I queued in the end of the line so I ran out of time. the venue was closed at 9PM sharp.

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Mr. Danny’s camera awareness is pretty good lol

All mirai cosplayer lineup!

in the middle are Angelina Hirawan, Suu kirisaki and Franzeska Edelyn. I don’t know the other 😐

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Bonus photo~

Anyway, it was a fun event, I was tired as hell, but meeting with old friends and colleagues was worth the pain~

cheers!

 

 

 

Anime Festival Asia 2014 – My Experience

Here we go again with Anime Festival Asia 2014! This year’s AFA was also held at Jakarta Convention Center. Held on the 15-17th of August, the same day with Indonesia Independence Day!

Due the massive amount of works I’m currently doing recently, I only able to enjoy afa only on the saturday night, I came on Sunday night but only to pick up my kanojo.

even though it’s only for a short time, it was fun because I could meet with my friends.

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Love live counter, every otaku’s favorite “idols”

but that day at afa, people had one more “idol”

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yes, the almighty 6,7 million rupiah smart doll mirai suenaga…. which was sold out on the first day

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Worship our god!

lol, me personally doesn’t have a taste for dolls, but it is always intriguing to see how 2D anime girl can affect human ^^

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well it really is pretty.. no doubt about that.

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then the AFA cafe. Met Jim and He said the cafe was running good and smooth. Yutakis was there and he drives women crazy with that handsomeness of him (or should i say prettiness?)

the one thing i knew about Yutaki is that he has that feminine side of him…. no, not like I personally experience it, I just saw him from outside the cafe. lol.

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Re-on booth! as usual, Edelyn was the official cosplayer of Re-on, and this time there was also Shinta and Laks

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I also got Re-on official photobook on the day before afa,

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I also documented the ‘behind the scene’ of re-on Rise photoshoot

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See the full gallery here

ah yes, for those who haven’t got the RISE photobook and want to have it, you can directly order this book from Franzeska Edelyn’s Page

Please buy, oniichan!
Please buy, oniichan!

Then i watched SAGA at sony mini stage with my friends, SAGA was damn cool!

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maybe everyone already knew that SAGA is a multinational group, the girl is Korean, the guy in the middle is Japanese, and the guy in the right is Chinese. All of them speak English so they can communicate well with their fans.

IMG_1705-7-sAnd then the ULTIMATE ZEONG!

ah look at those puny unicorn and banshee… meh, zeong will destroy your asses!!!!

lol, the zeong was sold at 5 million rupiah.

and there is this organic shaped gundam

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that’s not really like a shape of a gundam, but once again, I like Turn A, so I can handle a little abnormalities in gundam shape 🙂

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hell yeah baby

and then there’s these ultra cool one piece figures

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*rainbow puke*

in the end I didn’t buy anything, sigh… compare that to our reon mascot who put her freebies she got from AFA on her Instagram:

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godamnmit i’m jealous

but I got these loots given to me, which is nice

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hahaha, I don’t know what happened to you dear canon photographers, but that photo is so purple. I edited it a bit here so it won’t turn like purple Reon.. hahahaha

Anyway AFA was fun even I only enjoyed it a little.

where am i? stuck doing my paperwork for my study with my group

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that’s my group leader, not me.

Cheers!

 

 

Turn A and Exia Gundam

Last night, I decided to take some photograph of my Gundam model kit. For those who never play gunpla before, gunpla is like do-it-yourself-robo-barbie for men. Gunpla is a good decoration for your room.

I experimented with a black paper used as background and 2 flash lights.

the first gundam I shot is my Turn A gundam. Turn A gundam is a gundam from correct century, piloted by Loran Cehack, a white haired young bishonen who accidentally found his gundam on his coming of age ceremony.

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this is my first time taking photo of my Gundam, pardon some mistakes here and there.

then I added extra lighting.

That mustache!!

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The second gundam I use is my exia gundam. exia gundam is piloted by Setsuna F seiei, the always annoyed looking gundam pilot from middle east, who was delusional enough to say that he is a gundam.

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I want to do more gunpla photoshoot later on. Please check it out in my page here

Review: Morakniv Companion Heavy duty MG

Ever since I watched rurouni kenshin on TV more than 10 years ago, I’ve been wanted to own my own blade, a beautiful blade that i can depend on. But I was still in junior high school at that time so I wasn’t able to own a blade.

My last post before this was about my first blade, a folding knife, and this time, I will review Morakniv Companion Heavy duty MG, my second knife, a fixed blade from Morakniv, Sweden.

I got the knife from amazon for 16 USD, the best knife for its price. The shipping cost to Indonesia was what make it expensive 🙂

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Comparison with gerber’s Bear grill scout
blade comparison
blade comparison

It’s a sturdy 3,2 mm thick carbon steel blade with 104 mm blade length, its total length is 225 mm and weights around 135 gr

 

it is a partial tang blade, means the tang is around 3/4 the length of its handle. see that 3,2 mm blade thickness? love it!

and it features scandi grind

 

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blade thickness
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scandinavian grind

means it is easy to resharpen and provides good control in woodcarving.

the handle
the handle

The handle is very rubbery and provides nice grip even for small asian hands.

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sheath

It is made in Sweden! the sheath is in military green color, strong plastic with belt clip.

nice to handle
nice to handle
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the blade

It comes sharp out of the box, tried to cut a piece of paper and it cuts nicely without even bending the paper.

Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this knife. You can use this to cut groceries, meat, wood carving, self defense, assassination, and many more.

i love how mora made the blade mirror polished, just love that bling bling. lol.

and remember, knife is a tool, it can be used as a weapon too, use it wisely.

cheers!

 

Review: Gerber Bear Grylls scout knife

Hi there, It’s been a while, lately I’ve been very busy with works and study I didn’t have time and material to write blog, but then, I think I want to keep writing this blog.

So, what i want to write today is a review of Bear Grylls survival scout knife from Gerber.

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Gerber is a knife maker company from USA, and they are having this collaboration with the famous badass survival expert Bear Grylls for their survival knife series. I bought mine from Amazon. This is an affordable knife with okay quality

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They use locking mechanism so the blade doesn’t snap back at your finger. The blade is a high carbon steel knife

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it got textured rubber and plastic handle, 8 and half centimeter blade, and was made in China… hence the “okay” quality 😦

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The quality is okay for a made in China knife, better than the counterfeits (of course!)

This knife have a good ergonomics and quite nice to handle. I tried some handling position and turns out the knife was very nice to handle.

The standard ninjingiri grip:

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The Imgonnastabyourfacerepeatedly grip:

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My thumb sit nicely at the bottom of the knife. lol.

The ninja wanabee grip:

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Okay, overall, this is a good budget folding knife for beginner. it still can stab stab and chop chop.

you can use it for cutting vegetables, meat, or even people… *forget what i just said*

okay, will review other knife later~

see ya~

 

 

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