Thursday, 23 June 2016

Companion

Last part of my Singapore trip post >w<
A little recap..I was away from home for 20 days (15 days in SG and 5 days in Jkt)
And...I finished blogging until day...13 >w<
That means..this post will be regarding my last 2 days in SG and 5 days in Jkt and not only that
I'll be introducing what I always bring along with me during my trips :> because being away from home is fun (who doesn't love travelling) but there are essentials that I always have with me for preparation and comfort? easier survival? 😂

With no much further ado, here comes DAY14~!


KFC AHAHHAHA

Surprisingly (?) that was my very first fast food during the whole tripppppp
Ok, beside Subway OwO
That was my very first meal in DAY14. I ordered 2 pcs chicken set with coleslaw, top up cheese fries and Sjora >w<
As DAY14 was Monday, right after FAM, I was honestly worn out 😂😂😂 post event tiredness 😂😂😂 thus I decided to eat as much as I want 😂😂😂

Hokkaido Strawberry milk for snack

I didn't put on a single makeup that day. Because....

OSU! 😂😂😂

I went to try Singapore's first ever Onsen, Yunomori!!

Ok I definitely don't have a single picture inside the onsen 😂😂

Mobile phone usage is not allowed inside the locker OwO (well duh HAHA)
To wash away (?) the tiredness from the event, I decided to visit the newly opened Yunomori, Singapore's very first Onsen!
The yukata is from the shop, available for borrowing OwO

The Onsen was awesome!!!
There were 5 different types of water; bubble bath, silk bath, soda bath, jet bath and COLD BATH
Bubble bath is around 36°C-37°C, not too hot nor too cold, so was great as a starter. To be exact, Bubble bath feels pretty normal? like if we take a bath in a bath tub at home/hotel so there's no culture shock feel xD
Silk bath is around 37°C-38°C. A surprise to me was even though the difference is just 1°C..the heat difference is like so far------ but I wanted to stay there the most xD because it's actually good for our pores OwO can feel fully cleansed xD
Soda bath was the hottest, 38.5°C-39.5°C. I totally couldn't stay too long here because not only a lot of bubble but I think I can't adapt the heat well enough OwO..
Jet bath is best for body ache..I actually have bad back 😂😂 I think it's because I carry (heavy) backpack everyday plus sitting in front of computer plus tired feet...so the "jet" water actually soothes the muscles, totally perfect for post-event >w<

But, the best among the 5 baths is...

COLD BATH!!
Isn't it ironic when the image of onsen is actually hot water but COLD BATH was the best 😂😂
I think partly because Singapore -> Southeast Asia -> mainly warm 🤔🤔
But yes, COLD BATH was awesome xD
At first I thought of going COLD BATH first then go to the other but I'm happy that I didn't do that 😂😂

Cold bath is around 17°C-18°C? In the middle of heat and steam, the COLD BATH was FREEZING, like I could feel piercing on my skin when I enter the water 😂😂 saying that I like it most make me sound like an M (HAHA) but it was truly the best, since my senses awakened from the cold 😂😂

One thing that I like from Yunomori is...it's up to us how long do we want to stay there!
I was there for.....4 hours?
Well, the area was so relaxing UwU

There was dining place, massage place and even napping place!!!

hehe I went with a friend of mine >w< I stayed at her place during my trip <3

I had tempura set for dinner~!

My trip to Yunomori was a great one~! Although there are some minus points in my opinion (the meal is cheap but not as good as expected xD the area was quite far from town -> it's at Stadium MRT -> can't go back home early 😂😂 no open-air bath like original onsen 😂😂) but I still enjoy it a lot!! Having my tiredness washed away is much more important than the parts I dislike, plus those points are quite can't be helped since it's Singapore so I'm totally fine with those UwU
May be next time I shall bring my mum over >w<<3

At night, saw this, on my way back home



Ok, this view may not mean anything to many people but I like this view <3
Apparently I could see the Singapore Flyer from Stadium 😂😂
I don't usually go out at night in Medan (especially by feet) so this is like a view that I can only see when I'm in Singapore"Beautiful," I think to myself, gratefully :>
But at the same time, it was my 2nd last day in Singapore. (even though I'm a frequent visitor) I still feel "time goes so fast" and a little lonely :>

Here comes last day in Singapore, DAY15

Do I look Korean like this? 😂😂

The two last days of mine in Singapore wasn't filled with shoot but relaxation and meeting friends who I haven't met OwO t-though there's still one or two that I missed >.<

last visit to Number76~!

As I planned to meet friends for dinner later that day, I booked Steve to style my hair but I forgot to take back view of my hair 😂😂


I don't usually tie-half nor soft-curl so I felt so princessy xD

For lunch I had DinTaiFung..then another Chinese food for dinner xD
With a full tummy (?) and farewell to my friends, I'm ready for work in Jakarta!

But..next day (DAY16)..I didn't take a single photo..because..I..had early flight 😂😂
So instead, I shall introduce my companions during this trip OwO


Left to right, top to bottom:
1. Muffler from Ocean Park >w< I used this for shoot during DAY1 plus it's the only warm clothing I brought along with me xD
2. Cat fan from Natsume Yuujinchou that I got for free when I shopped at Taobao 😂😂
fan is needed during outdoor shoots 😂😂
3. Youkai Watch from Youkai Watch!! This one does show time, got it from Kidz Station >w<
When I bought this watch, I got 2 medals, with different youkai on each sides (if not mistaken Nogappa, Jibanyan, Meramelion and of course my favorite Komasan >w<)
4. Green round shades from JRunway
5. Heart ring from Stroberi
6. Stitch bracelet from my sis xD
7. WEGO Pompom earring from JRunway OwO
8. Pink Skull Cap that I got...ages ago 😂😂

And now unto makeup stuff~!


V can never travel light 😂😂

left to right, top to bottom OwO:
1. Batiste dry shampoo <3 been using this since......I think 3 years ago? since I discovered it xD
It helps to remove bad hair aroma, as well as to keep hair volume! I've been bringing it along when I cosplay as well! (the smaller bottle one)
2. Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color 100 <3 I always use this as highlight when contouring <3
3. Maybelline Cheeky Glow Fresh Coral for natural blush look <3
5. Maybelline pressed powder <3
7. MAKE UP FOR EVER 158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush <3 I use this for finishing powder, contouring and blushing, so it's one stick for 4 use~!
9. 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST Contact Lenses <3 keeping eyes moist while using contact lens is very important!
10.  Bling Bling Eye Stick from Etude
12. Strawberry body butter from BODYSHOP~ not only for my dry skin but the fragrance is enough for me to not use extra perfume xD
13. Mentholatum Sunplay SPF 80 PA+++ UV Body Mist Sunblock <3 super convenient, compared to put-on-lotion-like sunblock xD
15. Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Lightweight Primer <3 using this mainly on the T-zone and eye area lately OwO
16. Hada Labo face wash <3 Hada Labo is one of my favourite brands, as it's not only cheap but very light to the face, thus it suits someone who has sensitive skin like me OwO
17. Super Strong hairspray from Lucido. very important for my straight bangs 😂😂

I should've added one more to the picture O_O because 18 is one of my fave numbers xD
I actually mentioned some of the products above before when I did my very first Cosplay Makeup tutorial with Animavericks xD
Some of the items above, I do bring them along during my shoot like for example Maybelline blusher (used when I touch up my makeup~), Sunblock (t-there are times I forgot to use it at home, so I always bring it along with me incase i forget 😂😂😂😂) and of course the super strong Lucido hairspray!!

So..DAY16 I went to Jakarta, right away from Singapore~! I can say it's DAY0 of my Jakarta trip part xD
But as I said I don't have any picture so here comes DAY17~!

Pompom earring <3

It's honestly heavy and quite painful to wear it for hours though 😂😂
So I took it off later that day~

Otsukare V xD

Twintail -> mood booster -> work -> genki (?)
Let down -> calm -> relax -> otsukare (?)
Understand my logic? 😂😂

The lady beside me is my sister, I mean my mother xD

That day, I went to recording studio and was given the honor to be interviewed by national TV channel, Indosiar :D
I was interviewed by Hot Issue, which was aired on Satuday 10AM (18 June)

Part 1

Part 2

Check my recorded interview here (from 01:40)
I'm so thankful for the recordings <3

And for dinner, I had....

I mean it when I said I'm in love with salad lately >w<

Chicken avocado salad with purify purple from Kitchenette~!
Ok, I love Kitchenette xD the place is very comfortable!
Thus, the next day, I visited the cafe again 😂😂

Otsukare ver.2 -> no bangs (?)

DAY18 xD
As I attend meetings and recordings most of the time in Jakarta, I can't get much photo 😂😂
no tourist mood 😂😂

But I had Indonesian food for dinner, after 2 weeks of not xD

Nasi Sayo from MARCO

Ok, I do miss Indonesian food quite a bit..not as bad as few years ago when I stayed in Singapore for 3 years of course xD

DAY19~! Another studio recording time~!

Ok, the twintail vs let down hair logic doesn't work here

I chose to not tie twintail because..it ain't so comfortable when I put on headphone during recording 😂😂
Even bandana isnot so comfy to be exact but I wanna be kawaii to energize myselfffff

Peace~!

I did recording at JK Record studio~! I recorded a collaboration song with Steven!
The song is a mix of Bahasa Indonesia and Japanese (English too if you wanna count 2 words😂😂), about friendship~!
I look forward to the release of Steven's album!!

And as it was my last day in Jakarta, I had fulfilling meal for dinner~!

Rawon from Kafe Betawi

Kafe Betawi is another favorite spot of mine for dining in Jakarta <3
They serve Java style food, while Marco serves Sumatra (Padang) style food
There's actually difference, where Java style food is sweeter while Sumatra style is actually spicier but I love both <3

Rawon is beef stew but with special spice, and the black color doesn't imply that they cook it with soy sauce xD
Some people think Rawon is sweat but it's actually quite salty :>
Totally my favorite~!

Andddd after 20 days of being away, I do miss home xD
DAY20 is back to DAY0 because I don't dress up anymore for plane home xD

I did hope that once I go back home I get to slack but nope, I had work right away~!
Recording a cover song of Indonesian's famous song, but translated into Japanese

Mr. Buddy is my music arranger :D

I do write my songs and lyrics all by myself but when it comes to arranging, Mr. Buddy is the man~!
We've been working together for a year and we still have a lot of plan coming up~!

Thus the end of my 20 days (including a day of work right away after my trip xD)
I do feel tired, I do miss home's bed but I totally enjoyed it.
First Experience, Dear Friends, Happy Shopping, Catching Up, Relaxing, Working, Dressing Up, Photoshoot..
I'll be away for another 2 weeks trip again soon, but with my family this time~!
Definitely the feeling will be different, from time management, freedom, money spent (?)
But this trip totally make me feel so grateful >w<!!

I can't compile everyone who made my trip a great one in one picture but thanks to these people, I feel that I always have a place where I can call "home" <3

Friday, 17 June 2016

SG Trip part 3

There'll be 4 parts for my 2 weeks in Singapore >w< <3
Continuation from SG Trip part 2 :3

I ended my previous post with the reasons why I wanted to attend this year's FAM~!

Do you remember what are the reasons? xD

I stopped at DAY7 , so here comes DAY8~!



Gou reporting~!

OMG at last my first picture is not food 😂

On DAY8 , I had another cosplay photoshoot!!
I actually had....4 shoots (plus 3 events shoots) during my two weeks visit!
Because I frequently update my page and Instagram, it seems that I have a lot of shoots but I honestly had lesser shoots than I expected 😂😂😂😂
Having more pictures for my page's update is one thing, but spending time doing what I love with photog friends that I rarely meet is another reason why I enjoy photoshoots <3

So....for Gou's sailor version uniform, I went to Sentosa!
It was a hot day but I love Sentosa's beaches that it was one of the places that I wanted to visit, and the sunlight is great for my photos, so the plus points outnumbered the minus points <3
Best feeling was having my legs in the water, as the water was so cooling <3

Does this gun look familiar? xD

One of my loots from the previous day <3

Beach ballllllll

Which is rounder; V or the ball? /slapprd

Duckie~!

Wefie~!

On the left is Philip while the right is David xD that was my second time working with Philip while I first met David 3 years ago OwO

I posted a preview shoot in my page the day after the shoot!

David's beautiful sky trademark XD

Now you know what photos I'll post for Summer theme :P
It was definitely a fun day, playing with gun ball water duck sand :D

Ah oh! It has been......3 years since I last costed Gou xD
I hope I improved >w<

DAY9~!

Tadaima (?)

I'm back to Number76 xD
Because I had another photoshoot planned for that day, I decided to have my hair styled in Number76

Earlier that day was raining, thus the umbrella on the table xD
The blue thing is hair treatment that is given for free every time we do Ultrasonic Iron Treatment there! As it is to be used a week after Ultrasonic Iron Treatment, I hadhelping me with it, as well as styling my hair~!
I was honestly very nervous, since I've never visited Number76 without booking Steve as my stylist but luckily, Gordon is so friendly 😂😂😂😂 I'm sorry I'm bad with new people 😂😂😂😂

Next visit, I shall cut, or at least trim my hair O_O
He was shocked when I told him that it has been a year since I last cut my hair 😂😂😂😂
W-well, i've always been contemplating to cut or not, since if it's too short, I won't be able to tie twintail!!!!
B-but, short hair is very convenient for wearing wig :'D
I guess I'll discuss more with the stylist next time 😂😂😂😂

For the ponytail lovers out there~ UwU?

Ok first meal of DAY9 xD

DAY9's shoots are different from the previous day, even though I was working with Philip and David as well. That day was more slack, since it was more to concept and casual shoot :>

Rooftop, look number 1

Rooftop, look number 2

Even though it was raining earlier, we were so glad that the sun was back up during the afternoon >w<

After the two shoots, we had our meals, before the last shoot, which was at night~!

Dinner~!

For the first time, I tried eating at Chong Qing Grilled Fish! It was in Bugis area!
As I'm bad with spicy food, I ordered the pickled cabbage flavour grilled fish~! It was unexpectedly good! Oh, I added tofu and potato as toppings as well OwO

A very fulfilling meal, to get ready for the night shoot xD

Sentosa, look number 3
Photo credit to David Goh Fotography

Ok, the night shoot was quite impromptu xD thus I only matched the top from look number 2 with the shorts I wore in look number 1

I said impromptu because this wasn't planned at all. It started with us, wondering if the fountain at Sentosa is on at night or not. We wanted to play with lights if they are on but apparently, they are already off when we reached there around 9pm 😂😂😂😂 may be it's also because we went on a weekday though (it was a Wednesday) 🤔

Tourist shoot XD

I kinda made it a 'must' for me to shoot in front of the UNIVERSAL globe every time I visit Sentosa, since it's just there xD

The trip was definitely a great one, since I got to visit Sentosa that I've been missing twice; once in the afternoon another at night  😂😂😂😂

However..
I was so tired that the next day, DAY10 , was a completely relaxing day for me..that I didn't even take a single selfie 😂😂😂😂 oh!! i have pictures of food though 😂😂😂😂 

Double Strawberry Gelato Crepe from Mazazu Crepe at Liang Court <3

This store has best fresh cream <3

Chirashi don from Shinjuku Japanese Restaurant at Cuppage Plaza

FYI, I don't eat octopus nor squid XD
Actually, it's quite great (?) to have Japanese food with me, as I giveaway quite a lot of thing that I don't eat (like for example I don't eat Chashu Pork Slice when I eat ramen 😂😂😂😂)

I was also keeping my stamina for DAY11, so I did preparation for FAM

1. Face mask (moisturised face is important for a day of full make-up)
2. Enough sleep (7hrs minimum before event)
3. Prepare breakfast (milk)
4. Style and cut wig (bangs to be exact)

Those are my main preparations for the day before event, as well as for photoshoot :3

So, here comes DAY11~!

Photo credit to TH Photography

I did drop by FAM every now and then, from DAY7 to DAY10 but I only started to get serious (?) from DAY11 XD

Photo credit to Marcus Ho 

The difference of light indoor and outdoor 😂😂😂😂

FAM has been a great one as I met photog friends who I haven't met for ages too xD
It has been....2 years? since I last met TH Photography as well as Marcus Ho >w<

Usually, I'd cosplay for 3 days during an event like FAM or AFA
But this time, I tried something different, which is Harajuku style on DAY11, and cosplay for the next two days
Well, in a way, it's less tiring to just dress up, especially I don't put on any wig :D another reason why I decided to dye my hair actually >w<

After meeting and learning from Chanel Yui on DAY1, I decided to try putting on a lot of accessories (mainly hair clips) on myself..I mean on my hair and sleeve and shoes and gloves >w<

Photo credit to David Goh Fotography

I had my signature (?) twintail, plus braided my pink hair xD. On my head, I wore a hairband, with 2 eyeball ribbon clips on one side. 2 skeleton hands and 1 dog bone on the other. Then, I used pink baby ear accessories~!
My Tshirt bears the picture of SuG's Takeru xD it came with Takeru's solo mini-album, I 狂 U, when he was working under the name of Uwakimono 3 years ago~! I added my green-round-shades that I got from JRunway and I clipped 1 eyeball riboon clip and a Hello Kitty clip on one of the sleeves xD
I wore fingerless gloves that I've clipped pom-pom and dog bone, and used ribbon hair-tie as bracelet~!
For my bottom, I wore net stocking, black short, Hello Kitty socks and pink pumps that I wore during DAY1~! I added another skeleton hand and blue pom-pom on each side~!
I think it's obvious that I love the color pink from my setup? xD

Ely <3



And here comes what I've been waiting for <3

Akira & Takeru Press Conference by JRunway!

Two of my role models on stage <3
I-it wasn't a coincident that I was wearing Takeru's Uwakimono Tshirt ok 😂😂😂😂

The two of them were so cute on stage!
The real live Akira looks so handsome <3 
Takeru really have the artist aura <3 There was a translator on stage (for English-Japanese) but Takeru did his best to answer everything in English. Truly my inspiration, as he makes me feel that I should brush-up more my Japanese!! >D

Some questions asked and answered are like the reason why they decided to make their own brand (Takeru wants to wear his own designed clothing for SuG), where do they get inspiration from (Akira likes anime & manga), suggestion on dressing up (Takeru likes girls in oversize clothes 😂😂😂😂) and what do they consider when designing (because Akira is taller than most girls, she takes that as a consideration when making the size of her clothing line).

This time, I got to see the two of them as designers and models. I am happy, but it gives me the dream of seeing them performing as musicians in the future <3

Carry on to DAY12~!

Akehanashita mado ni~
photo credit to JA Chew

Extract from the song GLAMOROUS SKY, OST of NANA live action movie, sang by Mika Nakashima and composed by HYDE xD

On DAY12, I was cosing as Nana Osaki, from the series NANA

I've been a fan of NANA since...........I was a fan of HYDE xD
That'd be.......2010? 6 YEARS!?
Time sure flies so fast xD

But yes, I love NANA very much that I watched both the anime and the live action movie, as well as reading the manga---- I want continuation of the manga though :'D

Photo credit to Tan Lum Hoe

First debut~!
It's actually easier to pull off than cheery genki character 😂😂😂😂

Akira <3

DAY12 was the meet&greet day with Akira & Takeru, hosted by JRunway
Akira's prince power is so strong!! A-although the polaroid photo quality sucks 😂😂😂😂

Takeru!!

Oh, right before the meet&greet, I bought million$orchestra (Takeru's fashion brand) well-known pierced berry parka!!
At first, it was listed in JRunway's online store. But not long after, it was removed from the site O_O I thought I totally miss my chance (again) of getting this parka. In Japan, this parka is like already listed as SOLD-OUT. So when I saw it being exhibited in JRunway's booth, I knew that I should get it, or I'll miss it again------

I wish I can get m$o's leather jacket next time...because I was NANA with no leather jacket 😂😂😂😂

I told Takeru that the parka was too big for me, it's 'oversize', reminded him that he said he likes girls in oversize clothing, though that's not really the reason why I got it xD

Not only Takeru and Akira, I got to meet another favorite designer of mine!


Fangophilia is a famous custom-made jewelry brand from Japan! Famous models and artists like Si Oux, Machiko and Takeru have been wearing accessories from Fangophilia  from rings, ear accessories as well as teeth accessories!
I wonder when will be my turn to get one 😂😂😂😂

Ok, added a place to check out for my next Singapore trip xD

First meal of the day at Pastamania~!

I used to be able to survive with just one meal during a convention day but not lately 😂😂😂😂
Must be careful of stamina and hunger (and dehydration) during events!! from headache of wearing wig too long (the heat and sometime too tight) to tired legs!!

Akira during malus14 fashion show

Takeru during million$orchestra fashion show

Oh yea, I thought of eating KFC that day, but then after handshakes with Takeru and Akira, I quit my mind right away 😂😂😂😂

Instead I had....

Fruits Rojak from Penang Street~!

It's true that fangirl-ing can make one full, just like after seeing eyecandy I guess 😂😂😂😂 since that was my dinner xD

Other event photos OwO

All the guest Cosplayers~! XiaoXiaoBai, SeeU, Mayu, Saffron, Kaname, Ely and Ajo~!

Guest performer, sasakureUK

Guest performer, Haruna Luna

Haruna Luna is another reason for my visit to FAM XD
She is also one of my favorite singer and model~! She's so cute >w<

Next up to last day of FAM, DAY13!

Neko, after another 3 years of not XD from Project K

This is a year where I repeated quite a lot of my cosplay, from Krista (SnK), Gou and now Neko >w<
I guess I'll post before-after pictures soon OwO

I had a Shiro with me!!!!

We worked together before, when I was Krista and she was Ymir!!

2014 xD

I actually had a shoot with Yuui on that day >w< I'm looking forward to our pictures~!

Last picture during FAM!

Deadpool~!

Thus ended my trip in Singapore..ok 2 more days, of relaxing and meeting friends who I haven't met xD
It'll be last FAM for everyone (since Funan will be closed) and it was a great one for me!
From meeting old friends, cosing with a partner, cosing character I've never cosed, meeting my idols, enjoying performances (fashion show, DJ, singing!!)
It was my very first event in Singapore this year and I totally don't regret coming!
Funan is considered a small place, thus everyone was cramped, not much booth and the lighting for taking photo indoor isn't the best but it was still a very enjoyable event. or else neko won't be smiling so much that day 😂😂😂😂

When FAM ends, it marks the end of my trip in Singapore. The next post will be a 'one whole week' post, as well as introducing what are my essentials when I travel!
I've been travelling a lot since the beginning of this year and I'm not stopping >w< plus summer holiday is coming! (ok, it's already happening currently in Indonesia, plus Raya Holiday soon!)
So...Yes definitely will blog bout my next trips as well! >w<

Beside AFASG, I haven't plan which event will I join in the next few months in Singapore..well, in Indonesia too, my plan is to join AFAID :D
But this event totally make me look forward to another event, whether it's in Medan, Jakarta, Singapore, or perhaps I try going somewhere else's event too!
There's too many first experience that I'm getting this year (beside cafe hopping HAHA) and may be, another event in another county will be one this year >w<