Back From JAPAN! - Part 1

I'm back for 3 weeks already, actually. It's just the day I landed was also the day I had to return to school, and I was too busy clearing work ever since I got back. orz

This time, I stayed in Umeda, Osaka. I had a day trip to Tokyo for Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree but I'm a kansai-heart so I still love Kyushu and Kansai area more than anywhere else. ♪~ (゚ε゚)

My in-flight entertainment while flying to Narita Airport for a transit.

Beautiful night view of Osaka at night. Reaching Itami Airport!

Because it was late by the time I reach the hotel, it's a quick dinner of Takoyaki and crash to sleep.

Breakfast near the JR Osaka station before heading to Osaka Castle!

This is a very lucky find at the shrine in Osaka Castle Park! Blossoms!!!
*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

A very lucky and happy couple getting married at the shrine. おめでとうございます!

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Osaka Castle! It has a lot of history, and a magnificent view at the top.

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More Takoyaki and delicious Oden at the stalls around the castle. Perfect for a cold day.

Went over to Tennouji Temple after that, but it's already closed for the day. So it's back to the hotel after that.

Beautiful evening view of the Osaka Tower.

And an awesome dinner of Katsu Don!

There's a whole lot more of wonderful memories of my 8 days in Japan, but that's for another day to continue. (。☉౪ ⊙。)ノシ

My 3DS (JP) Is Finally Here! o(*゚▽゚*)o

It arrived yesterday actually, and I noticed the missed call from the shop after I got home from the gym and already showered. orz
But it's ok. I got it today and it's officially one month before my birthday. My advanced birthday present for myself. (≧∇≦)♪
I was so excited that I was spamming Rai on LINE about it. And I decided to pick it up after class coz I'm afraid it will be even harder for me to concentrate in class if I picked it up along the way to school. orz
When I was at the shop, the staff said this order was made specially for me coz it's the one and only Japan unit ordered while the rest were all local units. Aww~ (*´ω`*)

じゃーじゃーん♪ I decided to name him Kakihara. (*´ω`*)

I love the metallic finish! (*゚▽゚*)

I got the staff to apply the screen protectors for me. I somehow feel that it's lighter than the DS Lite. Could be just me. ┐(´ー`)┌

My Mii~ Rai, Let's hang out on Mii Plaza soon! (≧∇≦)♪

After all the settings are done~ And obviously, the first game to play is レイトン教授VS逆転裁判! o(*゚▽゚*)o
BUT... I need to update the firmware before I can play, and there's not enough battery power to do so. It prompted me to charge it and it will update only when there's enough power. So it's charging right now. ( ;∀;)

A photo of all my handheld consoles together.

This will keep me busy along with a lot of backlog games to clear. I got a few games from Rai over the CF weekend last year too.
それじゃあ!(´ ∇`)ノ

レイトン教授VS逆転裁判 GET! o(*゚▽゚*)o

I got the game before I got my 3Ds. ♪~ (゚ε゚;)

I wanted to get the JP unit of the 3DS in the last week of December (2012), actually. But it just so happened that the last unit was sold out. ┐(´ー`)┌
It's ok, it was a blue unit anyway. I want a red unit.
I placed an order for it yesterday while grabbing my copy of Gyakuten vs Layton. It was the only copy left on the shelf, and I don't wanna risk having the console and have no game, so I grabbed it first. Even the staff was telling me to just grab it as she placed my reservation in her system. (*´ω`*)

I also grabbed a copy of Patapon 2 since I'm just done with Patapon 1. It will be my companion as I do house visits during Chinese New Year. ( ・ิω・ิ)
As I was checking the contents at the counter, the staff ran up to me to give me a Little Big Planet Calender for 2013. ( ̄▽ ̄)

It's always little sweet gestures like these that makes me appreciate their attentiveness and happy to be their regular customer. In fact, everytime I visit the shop, she'll happily come up to me and ask me if I need help on what I'm looking for. (*´ω`*)

Next game for the 3DS that I'm anticipating will be Gyakuten Saiban 5! (≧∇≦)♪

「Apo to meet」届いたぁぁぁぁあああ!!*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

やっと届いたぁぁぁぁあああ!!*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*
I've been waiting for Nerutan to release his own CD and this day has finally come!
It was supposed to reach me on the 31st of December, but the local post office messed up. But at least it managed to reach me today!
My first present received in 2013! *・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

It's finally here! I really like Nerutan's brother's artwork in the album. It's cute and unique.

He even drew all 3 cats at the back! But in real life, Poa is way fatter than that. wwww

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The CD design is really cute! And there's even a nekomimi Nerutan along with Poa in glasses inside the cover! wwww

My most favourite tracks are ロクベル and cat's dance among the 5 tracks. ロクベル is really catchy and has a cute tune. I've always liked Nerutan's lower vocal range and it was very well done in cat's dance.
I personally find his parody of 嗚呼、素晴らしきニャン生 very him, and Gero is being Gero as usual. ( ̄▽ ̄)

And it's only when I got the CD then I understand why Nerutan said it's 50mins in total despite 5 tracks. There are 3 bonus tracks inside!
The first bonus track is Nerutan's own free talk, followed by a free talk with Gero, and lastly a free talk with Kogeinu.
I liked how Gero pestered Nerutan to hold his own live. If it ever happens though, I'd actually make my way to Japan just for it. Although I think it won't happen. wwww
Well, no harm wishing. The wish for his solo CD came true already anyway. (*^▽^)/★*☆♪

All in all, I can really feel his heart and soul put into his first solo CD project. Other than doing all the recording and mixing all by himself, he even got all his best friends in: The entire Kansai-gumi is in it!
Gero for guest vocal, Kogeinu for making the cat sounds in cat's dance, and ASK wrote the lyrics for one night play.
I wish for him continue to share his talent and beautiful voice on Nico Nico, and also hopefully more solo albums to come! o(*゚▽゚*)o

Happy New Year + 2012 Review

Happy New Year!
May everyone be blessed with good health and all your wishes come true!

2012 was a great year for me. I met new friends, bonds with old friends got stronger and close friends got closer. ♥(*´ω`*)
Work-wise, it was a rather smooth sailing year too.

Cosplay-wise, I was quite productive with 7 cosplays done. Most of them are simple. wwww
Yoshi said I should make a cos-review too, so I made one.

Cos Review 2012
Faneru - 『モラトリウム』
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Faneru - 『おにぎりエトランゼ』
KAITO (Default)
KAITO - 『千本桜』
KAITO - 『Project Diva F 学ラン』
Ranma - 『らんま1/2』

All photos by Alex bro.

One project might be dropped next year. Long story short, a friend backed out at the last minute. Most of the materials were bought and I was about to start work on it too. It's kind of heart breaking to continue the project on my own, but I'll see how it goes as time goes by.

Also, I may skip CF in favour of HobbyCon in Sabah or CWT in Taiwan. Even if I don't get to go to HobbyCon, I'd still wanna go to Sabah to visit Yoshi and enjoy the food there! (*^▽^)

Here's to a great 2013 ahead!
一緒に素晴らしき2013を楽しみに!(。☉౪ ⊙。)ノシ

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