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Don’t Underestimate the Power of the 4th

It has been a couple of years since I last did a post for Star Wars Day, which falls on today, May the 4th…

May the Force be with You. Get it? :P

About half a year ago, I’ve commissioned a local Lightsaber Master Builder to upgrade my problematic iSaber V4 (Battery problem causing it to turn itself off every 5 minutes or so even though I’ve fully charged it…) to the more up-to-date Crystal Focus X, as well as going from the LED blade to the brighter and more powerful Neopixel blade.

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Unfortunately, due to the current events all around the world, my Builder is unable to accumulate all the parts needed, thus needing to postpone the commission until he is able to.

Originally to coincide the Star Wars Day with the unveiling of my newest Lightsaber, it appears I won’t be able to do so now. 

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As a backup for this blog post, I’ve managed to finally acquire a special LEGO Star Wars polybag I’ve been wanting to procure since 2 years ago.

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Crafting a Lostbelt in the 4th Moon

In these troubled times, humour never escapes the wonderful minds of the Japanese ACG culture, with many strange and out of this world announcements occured as soon as the clock strikes 0000 hours, signifying the start of the April Fools’ Day.

After the Dragon Quest spoof from last year, DW yet again offered a separate app on  the1st of April, allowing Masters of FGO to indulge themselves at a fun block building/busting shenanigan.

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Unlike previous years, this special app, available to both the Android and iOS, will last until the 5th of April, breaking its own tradition of only available for the day itself! XDc

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The Hardest Choices Require the Strongest Wills

It’s been almost a year since the 1st decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ended. While many of us keen fans of the genre still waiting for the upcoming Marvel Super Heroes movies that will helm the next, one can not help but to relive the wonderful memories of those iconic moments and colourful characters such as the Invincible Iron Man, as well as the nigh-invulnerable Titan Thanos…

While wanting to collect something out from the MCU in the form of LEGO sets, I’ve been on the fence for quite some while due to many of such sets were designed to be more suitable as play sets instead of actual collector’s item, unlike the more display-friendly LEGO Star Wars sets.

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However, an impulse purchase during my visit to my local Toys ‘R’ Us changed that: while window shopping last weekend, I stumbled upon a couple of the gems right at the LEGO aisle, instinctively picked them up from the display shelf and headed towards the cashier.

I ignored my destiny once, I cannot do that again. I am sorry, my wallet little one.

And here we are, a couple of Marvel Avengers LEGO sets in my possession: 76140 Iron Man Mech and 76141 Thanos Mech.

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These sets, while based upon the titular characters from the MCU, are not actually canon to the story itself, as there are no mech suits for the hero (Although the Hulk Buster can be considered as one, this mech suit is definitely not Hulk Buster) and the villain of the movie. ^^;

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Tease of a Splashy Summer

After a year of absence from my island, the Penang Anime Matsuri makes a splashy come back again!

Once again, Penang Anime Matsuri will be held on my island, at the Spice Arena, and falls on the 6th and 7th of June this year.

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From the official Facebook page

#PAM2020 Penang Anime Matsuri is back again this summer

Look forward to a splashing good time on 6 & 7 June, at Setia SPICE Arena, Penang, Malaysia!

Check out Penang Anime Matsuri‘s Facebook page for more upcoming announcements!

Penang Anime Matsuri: Summer Splash
6 & 7 June 2020
Setia SPICE Arena, Penang, Malaysia
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Stay tune for more announcements soon…


Delayed Season of Another Chaldean Love

It’s that time of the year again! Chaldea is in a state of emergency once more as the female Servants gathered around the canteen block in hopes to borrow the kitchen for their chocolate production, much to the dismay of a certain red-clothed chef.

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While trying to come up with a high-quality recipe for mass production together with several other Servants, Lady Murasaki together with the Master accidentally transported ray-shifted to yet another interesting situation, to no one’s surprise…

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Along came the new Valentine’s Servant for the year, a super genki and bubbly Gal with a unique penchant for uplifting the craziness factor of an already weird and somewhat fun event.

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Real Life Level-Up and a Squeaky New Year

A boar-ing Terran year finally reached its peak, along came a squeaky Metal Rodent scuffling its way for another Zodiac cycle…

A very happy Lunar New Year to all of you and us who are celebrating this very prosperous season today!

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Incidentally on this festive 1st day, I’ve hoarded enough experience points for the past year to distribute my skill points and level up again!

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End of a Decade, Entering the Next

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Welcome to the 2nd decade of the 21st Century!

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Another day, another year. Can’t believe I’ve survived yet another decade off the 21st Century…

Here’s a review of all of my past year… 

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Wandering Days in Japan, Vol. 3

I’ve delayed this after report of my last Moon’s trip to Hi no Moto Land far long enough…

As years go by, my somewhat intense schedule really does hinder my leisure blogging recently.

Oh well onwards to the last part of my merry adventure~!

Day 5: Wading Through the Shallow Grass

Since I’m staying in the vicinity, I might as well pay a visit to the ever famous tourist spot in Asakusa: the Senso-ji. 

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Stepping through the Kaminari Mon that leads directly into the main temple itself, one can feel the intense stare casted upon oneself by the twin statues of the gate, Raijin and Fujin.  

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Wandering Days in Japan, Vol. 2

Day 3: Treasure Hunting

Continuing my journey to the Land of the Rising Sun, today I’m heading westward to Nakano along with my companion. 

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We’re to explore the titular Nakano Broadway, the treasure trove for second-hand goods and stuff, especially those of ACG origin. 

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Wandering Days in Japan, Vol. 1

Earlier the month, I’ve finally fulfilled one of my objective off my life-time to-do list: visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.

Yes, I’ve finally hopped onto a steel bird towards Japan, my first actual solo trip to a foreign land other than the annual pilgrimage to the City of the Fishy Lion…

As such, I had to abandon the idea of attending C3 Anime Festival Asia 2019, which will be held in the coming weekend…

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Day 1: Departure

From my island, I had to take a short plane trip towards the capital of my country, where I stayed for another couple of hours before hitching onto the connecting flight towards my actual destination.

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She’s the Fastest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy!

Over the years since my acquisition of LEGO Star Wars 7965 Millennium Falcon, a couple of newer variants of the same scale have been released, each of them features slight upgrades and some minor build technique changes in accordance to the movies (LEGO Star Wars 75105 Millennium Falcon from The Force Awakens and LEGO Star Wars 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon from Solo: A Star Wars Story) they are based on.

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Last month came another revision, this time to coincide with the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker movie, which will be available to your local cinema during Christmas holidays later the year.

The latest set went through a major overhaul, with totally new building techniques implemented, as well as finally addressing one of the major complaints from the past variants.

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A blatant spoiler from the upcoming movie, printed on the box set in plain view: looks like Kylo Ren will rebuild his destroyed helmet from universally condemned The Last Jedi and wear it in the new movie, with himself now taking on the mantle of First Order’s Supreme Leader. ^^; 

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萌の日、来るぞ!

It maybe an ordinary day for the normies, but it is a day worth celebrating for those who knows the very reason to get excited about…

A very happy Moe Day (萌の日) to the wonderful community that is the otaku-dom!!! ^o^

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Perplexed over what today is? For starters, the kanji 萌 consists of 4 character components that when you read it in the traditional sequence (Up, Down, Right, Left…) you’ll get 十月十日 which essentially means 10th of October in both Japanese and Chinese!

Although it’s still a working day for many of us, don’t let the stress and workload overshadow your joy over the (un)official moe moe kyun filled hibi!


タマちゃんのビーチフラワー姿

Close to a year back, I’ve placed a commission for Tama-chan’s new wigs via a stylist from Taobao. Unfortunately due to backlogs on their side, the work on the wigs doesn’t even start until about the 5th Moon of this year.

After a rather lengthy back-and-forth constructive exchanges with the stylist about the project for the past few months, I’ve finally received the completed commission at the end of last Moon…

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As for newest outfit for Tama-chan, her summer bikini set (From Fate/Extella Link, also her Saint Graph in Fate/Grand Order as Lancer class) is also a commissioned work via a seamstress on Taobao as well, which too arrived at my doorsteps a couple of Moons back. 

It’s been roughly two years since a proper pseudo studio session for Tama-chan, finally took some time and lotsa pain (My body can no longer hold on for such long hours of dedicated photo-shooting… Blame my increasing life levels. ^^;) to finally take some yesterday, abandoning the idea to attend the Comic Fiesta Mini event for the weekend in favour of my lovely waifu. :P 

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A Brief Visit to a Festive eSporting

Penang eSports Festival finally begun its debut, the of its kind of all the events ever held on my island.

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Due to schedule clashes, I’ve only managed to drop by for a couple of hours.

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Anisong Announcement For C3AFA2019

So, the officials finally decided to unveil yesterday night, the line-up for this year’s C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2019’s I Love Anisong concert~!

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And what an incredible list of artistes to boot!

Looks like fans this year will be high in tension for some Giri-giri Ai~! (more…)


On Board For C3AFA2019

A teaser and a countdown has begun on the official site for C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2019!

Apparently this year’s event theme is about airways and passports.

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From the official words:

#C3AFASG19 Let’s kick off a new decade of C3AFA Singapore 2019 — your passport to all things J-culture! See you at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre from 29th November to 1st December 2019. More details to be revealed soon — stay tuned!

Unfortunately, I am going to skip the trip to Singapore this year in favour of visiting the Land of the Rising Sun just a couple of weeks prior to the commencement of C3AFA. Let’s hope my trip will be exciting. ^_^


eSporting with Guest Cosplayers

Coming this September, the AFA affiliated event, Penang eSports Festival kick start its virgin journey.

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Aside from various tournaments and a Creator’s Hub to explore on site, a trio of guests will grace the event as well! (more…)


eSporting on the 9th Moon

Earlier today during the 2nd day of  I Love Anisong Matsuri Malaysia 2019 (Which unfortunately I didn’t attend), a small announcement was made on Anime Festival Asia’s official Facebook account: Penang eSports Festival’s finalised date of commencement and venue!

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Currently, not much info has been released aside from the official website, which is penangesports.com…

Since it’s only two months away, news will be updated after ILAMY, so do stay tuned for more.


A Future Rift on a Rig

While I have ventured into the wonderful world of Virtual Reality through the use of PlayStation VR , the experience is rather limited due to the availability of the VR games on the console, not to mention the sheer pricing of such softwares…

Console gaming surely is not for the economic conscious individuals such as myself…

Before I even got myself the PSVR last year, I have always wanting to get a VR kit for my PC. Unfortunately at that time, my PC is not capable of supporting such high end device, and the said VR kits available on the market are too expensive for my taste.

However, such a problem no longer exists as I’ve just upgraded my rig earlier this year complete with VR-ready GPU.

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While you can technically hook up your PSVR to the PC, it doesn’t have native support, so instead you’ll have to rely heavily on third-party softwares and a lot of setup to get it working, which I tried, and ultimately gave up due to all the hassles.

Fast forward 3rd Moon of this year, Oculus announced the successor to their popular VR Headset, the Oculus Rift. Aptly named the Oculus Rift S, this new unit have just begun its shipping around the world since last week.

Oculus is pretty much the leader of the VR scene, so this latest entry to the market obviously piques my interest…

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Announcement of ILAMY2019

Although PAM has been cancelled/postponed to the coming year, it seems it has been replaced with a new event, with the venue shifted to Kuala Lumpur this time around…

Announced last weekend, the I Love Anisong Matsuri Malaysia 2019 will happen this June, and judging from the title itself, we can probably assume that it will be more focused upon concert this time around, although currently the officials are accepting applications for their Creator’s Hub corner. There will be exhibitions as well, I suppose…

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Unfortunately, I can neither attend this event, nor can I C3AFA2019, due to a high probability I’ll catch a tour to Japan at the end of the year. It is an invitation from a close friend of mine for decades.

While still in the planning stage, I would like to preserve my funds for the big trip itself, as it’s been my raison d’être to finally visit the Land of the Rising Sun…


Divide and Conquer

After successfully defending the capital from the invading army, our forces now plan to go on the offensive.

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Our first stop: the City of Destiny. A recreation of the disastrous site of Fuyuki City, a well-known place to all Fate series…

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A Grand Quest in the 4th Moon

After the AR shooter spoof from last year, DW once again upped their antics this 1st of April by releasing yet another mini game or sort, this time in the form of a Dragon Quest/Final Fantasy like JRPG, complete with retro sprite graphics and 8-bit music.

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The special app can be downloaded for a 1-day only fun, available to both the Android and iOSXDc

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Postponement of PAM2019

In an unfortunately announcement, it seems  that Penang Anime Matsuri 2019 has been cancelled postponed…

Even the affiliated logo on AFA’s official site has been removed…

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Many speculated that this is due to the negative pressure from the recent incident involving a local immigration raid at a ACG event. However the official assures us that the management has always been diligent and abide by the law.

The postponement is actually to coincide with the Experience Penang Year which falls on the year 2020. Expect a much bigger excitement than previous years!


In Defence of Rooooooooma

Heeding an unknown calling, Young Altera left the party and headed towards the source, leaving Hakuno and the newbie Servant to meet up with Nero and Tamamo to decide upon their next course of action…

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As our land is being attacked and surrounded by the unknown army, the Tyrant and the Foxy Miko decided to descent upon the Roman capital to bolster its defence, bringing along the newbie Servant…

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