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
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
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.
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
Then i watched SAGA at sony mini stage with my friends, SAGA was damn cool!
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.
And 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
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 🙂
and then there’s these ultra cool one piece figures
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:
godamnmit i’m jealous
but I got these loots given to me, which is nice
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
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.
There are many talented young artists from Indonesia, and my friends here also participated:
They sell posters, pins and their own artbooks.
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.
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
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.
if you buy their photos, they sign the photos for you!
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:
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
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.
Switch on! is a new web TV episode by Japanese station.com which is a web portal for anything Japanese. They write anything ranging from anime to idol
In Switch on!, you’ll be navigated by Switch, a 5-cute-girls-group who will show you the way to a better otaku path (lol)
These pictures are from their website not the actual photos.
And for those who bitchin’ about how producing photos are imitating 48 groups, dude, in Japan you can also Morning musume photopacks, Matsumoto Jun and all the johnny’s Jr photopacks, and even Enako photopacks, so these kinds of business are not limited to AKB’s, they exist before AKB48
So, Japanese station has released the first episode of Switch on! on youtube.
In this episode, they went to Japan Foundation in Jakarta to show you the library and how to wear a yukata.
me myself have worn a yukata before, and that was hard to wear for the first time, but that’s male yukata. Female yukata is much harder to wear rather than their male counterpart, the female one is longer and have to be folded in the waist to be worn properly.
i don’t know what the extra length is for, maybe it’s an extra space for boobs (i don’t know!) so even the P cup women still can wear yukata comfortably.. nah i just joking. find the answer in the video!
Yesterday on February 2nd, some of fans held an event called Bingo, which is a small indie live event where some groups performed live, singing 48 group songs.
as you can see on the left there are 6 performers, Kultivasi, Saka, Sarah Anjani, Saturday night karaoke, Clover, and Franzeska Edelyn.
I only saw some of their performance, but it was a fun event, some of the performers was singing akb songs in different style and they were good~lol. there are some mistakes and human errors here and there, and it was friggin’ hot inside the room, but i think the event was a success.
i was there with Edelyn and Nia, which is one of the performers, they got interviewed by Majisuka right after the show:
and the majisuka guy said something like “after we upload our last interview with you, our page view increased quite a lot, so thank you” lol.