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ToyCoin Kuji Website – Registration /Purchase / Delivery

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With the newly launch of the online Kuji website by ToyCoin, ReV-AMF is of course going to help you a little simple step-by-step to guide you into Kuji Website.

Links : http://kuji.toycoin.com.sg/

While ReV-AMF isn’t in any part of this project, ReV-AMF is still supportive of ToyCoin; basically meaning I’ll might be getting one or two sometime. (=w= ||)

Let start on how you can step into the Kuji website.

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First step, register a new account.

Simple! (@o@ !!)

Well, you will need to key in more information later on, but firstly you need an account to start purchasing new Kuji from this site.

Do note that you will be unable to change your nickname in future, so think CAREFULLY before choosing one. (>x< |||)

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Once registered, you do need to activate the account via your email in which you will receive the following;

Kuji Toycoin confirmation letter

Just click on the link ‘this confirmation link’ and that all! (*A* !!)

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Then you log in.. obviously.. (>w< |||)

Once log in, you can change your personal account information like your age, gender (male or female.. there’s no third choice, sorry), home address.

Also change your password at times, and do take very good care of your account.

ToyCoin or ReV-AMF is responsible for your account.. actually ReV-AMF isn’t part of this except for advertising.. (>w< ||)

Now let get to purchasing the Kuji Ticket!!

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There is no other choice for you to do but to just.. purchase~ them.

One thing to note would be that you may only purchase 1 to 10 of ticket per Kuji series; meaning you may purchase 10 tickets of Angel Beats! Kuji and 10 of Sword Art Online Kuji, or any other amount that is range between 1~10.

I know there are many who wish to purchase more than 10 Kuji Ticket, and that you have no worry.

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There is a lock-out time of about 10 minutes, which is set to give other people a chance at the Kuji, and don’t worry about that, 10 minutes passed by pretty fast, that is if you are able to purchase them .. again..

If you want to check your purchases again, click on the View Cart at the top of the site, which you may also remove the Ticket if you’re not going to purchase it or proceed for checkout.

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You may click on the “View Details” to edit the amount of quantity of the Kuji ticket you want to purchase at first – in case you have a change of mind of getting either more or less.

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After that you may proceed  for checking out to choose either by Bank Transfer (for Local) or PayPal (for Local / International / Less than 72 hours before the Event day of the Kuji).

You may also add in comment to inform Toycoin of any additional information before submitting your order(s).

Remember that you will need to pay via Local Bank Transfer or Paypal and having Toycoin confirming the payment before the purchase is finalize.

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Remember once you purchase your Kuji Ticket(s), you will need to pay for it, and the ticket can only be reserve for 24 hours (1 day).

While ToyCoin accept bank transfer, if the Kuji Event is starting in less than 72 hours (2 days) then you will need to pay via PayPal.

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For Local, do remember to choose your choices of delivery, and I do recommend via “MRT Delivery (FOC)”.

Surely you do not want to pay an additional SGD 8 per Kuji when you can use that money to … buy more Kuji!!

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Oversea Fans, have no worry!

ToyCoin Kuji do accept shipping, so if you do want to receive your little Kuji, then do make sure your home address and portal code are correct before choosing the delivery arrangement.

You may choose one of the following; Air Mail, Air Parcel or DHL.

Isn’t all this easy to start on your quest to getting Kuji Online?

So why wait till they reveal which Kuji tickets are ready for sale? Just get your account up and ready first!! (>w< ||)

If you encounter any technical error(s) in the site, or wish to give suggestions / feedbacks, feel free to email to ToyCoin.

ToyCoin Kuji Website – Interview

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Back in Oct 2014, ReV-AMF was given the honor of interviewing ToyCoin, and during the interview, I was able to get some insight about their major project; Kuji Website.

Links : http://kuji.toycoin.com.sg/

While lady boss Wendy did reveal about way to promote Kuji, what Toycoin going for was a simple online platform option for collector to get their clean hands on the kuji.

Simple reasons being having no retail shop, plus at time when one wish to grab hold of their favorite Kuji but having the Kuji Ticket sold out especially during events.

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The Kuji website give everyone a chance, and there is a limit to how much ticket per person can buy.

Say good bye to Queuing up or Giving up half-way when you notice the prize zone is sold out.

Each Kuji Ticket price range starting from SGD 8 and over, depending on which Kuji set you’re getting.

All prize are only reveal during a small live event when ToyCoin reveal the result, so even if you got your online ticket, you wouldn’t be able to know which prize you’re holding until the result date.

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Another interesting way of purchasing their Kuji?

Well..

It also seem that the Kuji Website also offer a last ticket special prize for the last person who purchase the last ticket – A special prize will be stated at the start to show which prize will be given as a special prize for the last person who purchase the last prize.

So don’t worry about getting the last ticket, you might WANT the last special prize instead.

While many might want to go for first in hope of getting the prize(s) they want, getting last might not be a bad option too.

Again, ReV-AMF was given the same honor of interviewing ToyCoin regarding Kuji Online.

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What give you the idea of starting a Kuji Website?

Wendy: As Toycoin do not have a retail outlet, I wanted to develop an online platform webpage where customers are able to enjoy Kuji events, at their own house / time.

Care to share more about your Kuji Website?
Wendy: I very excited about this project, as we were able to order preorder for it.

Kuji cannot be bought in advance, and even if the customers reached their turn; the Kuji might be sold out.

I am able to get the preorder and then open up the pre-sales, so customers will be able to purchase their ticket(s) without needing to buy entrance / travel fee in order to get Kuji at Anime Events.

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What challenges have you face so far?
Wendy: It’s a very major project which was developed since a year ago, and there were many hiccups along the ways.

There were delays when it was supposed to be launch earlier this year, due to the site layout, programming errors etc. However, currently it’s still running on schedules and we hope to launch it in late 2014 or early 2015.

What are the chances for a customer to obtain the kuji top prizes?
Wendy: It’s the same as normal kuji; depend on the customers’ chances and luck. So if there are 100 prizes, each people can purchase the ticket(s) but they will not be able to know what prize(s) they will be getting until the result is announced.

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How will the customers get to know what winning prize they’re getting?
Wendy: The result will be announce live with a date stated on the site, even if the customers purchase the ticket on that day, they will not be able to know what prizes they win immediately.

The fun and interesting part about the live broadcast is that the winner list will display the customers’ name / ign, and what prize(s) they won; so people will get to know what prizes did other won!

How many ticket(s) is one customer able to purchase?
Wendy: We cater in a ways where one customer is able to purchase up to ten tickets at one time, and upon completion of purchase, there is will be a ten minutes lockout before the next purchases.

Even if the customer purchases one ticket only, there is still a ten minutes lockout upon purchase completion. This is to give other customers a chance at Kuji.

Some Kuji have last prize, and i do not wish customers to purchase all the tickets just only for the last prize. I want customers to enjoy the fun of kuji and try winning a kuji prize using their luck.

Do you have other plans for the Kuji Website?

Wendy: I hope to spread the Kuji Website oversea, so that many otaku in the world can also get to enjoy the fun of Kuji online.

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Wow.. I’m sure many people are able to grab hold of their favorite kuji without the need to wait till events where you need to queue up for it, and be disappointed when your favorite prize or the ticket being sold out; all you need is just grab the ticket online and wait till the result date to know what you got.

Take normal working days, one is only free when reached home and not really in the mood to go shopping; but you can get a kuji ticket online and wait till the event day to see what you got.

To me, Toycoin is giving the collectors the option of getting Kuji at an easier and fun way with their clean hands; cos you wouldn’t know what you got till the result are out.

So head over to the Kuji Online Website to register and get ready to test your luck!! (^w^ ||)

Need the know how to kickstart? ReV-AMF of course can guide you along…

AFA SG 2014 – Culture Japan

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One of the thing that I would like to see in an exhibition booth is that it will change most of it stuffs each day, and making sure that you will find them to see what they have.

And also a reason to why you need to go to AFA daily like how I did.

Culture Japan booth is one of the reason started back when I come to be aware of Danny Choo, to take a peek at his booth.

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Though most of his stuffs are sold out, including the newly Smart Doll, Mirai and her friends T-shirts, poster and the MoeKanji and MoeKana cards.

The reason why even my Imouto and l like about Mirai is that she is cute, plus my imouto like those pretty mascots a lot.

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Though as sadly as I have to admit on being a NEET and a poor person, I couldn’t afford the Smart Doll at the cost of SGD 700.

Hey!

I did went to Japan, so where did my money come from?…

それは秘密です。

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What changes did the Culture Japan booth have, that differ for each day?

Well, the simple one would be that most of the stuffs are sold out on the first day like the Smart Dolls and a few pretty poster.

I would support to grab the poster myself, but this time around, as I need to save carefully for the Japan Walking Session, I only grab a T-shirt this time.

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As for the booth, the table display of Danny’s daughters change a lot on their poses, making sure that you would like to a few photo shot of them.

And while you’re at it with a bit of luck, you can take photo with Danny himself, and speak to him if you like.

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So far I would like to sit down and chat with him, but he is a very very busy person.

His Comrades are also nice and fun to talk with, including Danny’s wife (whom I ask for a bit of advice on how to counter the winter cold at Japan).

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I could even see that Mr Ninja do take a nice photo himself too.

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(The two lovely Smart Dolls that were on Sale for the first time and in Singapore at the cost of SGD 700… too bad I’m too poor to grab them with my clean hand…)

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The Smart Dolls were the one selling like hotcakes, reason being that they are very limited in stocks, plus they are very lovely and cute, and lastly they are a good start for those who want to start collecting dolls.

There are many other reason as to why people bought them, but when my Imouto and I took a look at them, we would love to have them, though the price isn’t right for us at the moment.

Maybe in future we might grab them.

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(Danny Choo don’t always have his free time, but when he appear at his booth, it’s best to speak to him as it fun to chat with him.)

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(Plus he don’t mind a photo session too.)

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(The queue at the CJ Booth is very very long…)

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(And the last person of the queue is responsible to grab hold of this lovely ‘End of queue’ signboard… I would grab this and run away with it you know…)

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It also seem that Mirai and her friends made to be characters in the Million Arthur apps card game.

Not only are they powerful, they got nice status from what I heard… but too bad I not into mobile games at the moment due to overwhelming Playstation / 3DS / PC games on hands.

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As a norm, CJNight tend to always happen on the day after the exhibition on most countries.

It is also a good time and place for comrade to sit down and chat with each other too, though in Singapore; Monday is also the start of working day there are also many who turned up late due to works and a few who couldn’t even make it at all.

Oh well, I will post the CJNight a later timing / date, but take a peek at the CJBooth at AFA SG 2014 for now.. (=w= ||)

Probably, you will notice the changes at that booth during each day just from looking at those pictures too.

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(MoeKana and MoeKanji cards on display)

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(The skeleton of Smart Dool, and how it possible for them to move at a smooth and flexible angle.)

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(Even Mirai doll is buying a.. Mirai Figma!?)

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(Sexy doll pose is sexy!) (=x= ||)

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(Rawr!!!)

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(Just look at her.. Doesn’t she make you want to grab her home with your clean hands?)

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(Even though it’s not raining… I don’t mind carrying those umbrella around and opened too.

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(Can I have a bite…… of that beng-beng?)

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(I still slowly learning Japanese using those nice cards… but I’m a very very slow learner… TwT)

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(A few posters got sold out so fast that they are ‘no more liao’… wait a sec… where are they pasting that sign at!?!?)

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Notice a few changes already?

Well, at least I wonder what CJ will be bringing for the upcoming events for 2015.

Surely would be the Smart Dolls will start their invasion, but till then, maybe I need to just wish for a lovely smart doll as a present (=x= ||)

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Series – Monster Hunter
Developed / Published by Capcom
Directed by Kaname Fujioka
Console – Nintendo 3DS (Action role-playing game)
[Single-player | Multi-player]

(Photo Credit – Images taken from Wiki / IGN)

More Info @Wiki | @Wikia

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Though Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was released in Japan in 2013 while the English version only just recently; it still one of the best seller and a game where many would love to grab with their clean hands.

As for me?

Since I got 2 clean hands, of course I grabbed 2 of the game; one for myself and another for my sister so we can play multi-player together.

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Many new concert were acted since I last played Monster Hunter 3, and while this time you get to eat delicious meal to increase your health and stamina, or gaining new buffs for your battle, I still miss the good old hot spring.

I do love to be clean.

Anyways they decided to add in 2 more new weapons for combat; a weapon where you control one flying insect, and a weapon which change from a Sword and Shield back and front to an Axe.

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Pretty cool to control one bug to fight for you while now there is one more additional of weapon-change-type class.

I still prefer to use the good old, Lance, Dual Sword and Bow as my weapons.

So of course I do like to grind on the same monster over and over and over again just to grab hold of the necessary materials to craft those weapons / armors.

Yes, the game do not have level, but depend on the armors and weapons you get from crafting from monsters and gathering of ‘natural’ materials.

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Interesting, while this time you can climb the mountain or even mount on the giant monster, the developers decided to give the game a realistic environment feel (and yes, the texture still good pretty much like the previous version).

So you can jump off a cliff and try to land on top of the huge monster to attack it on it back, which can be their weak point.

Seem like many hunters are ready for some Rodeo action; so careful and try not to get push off the monster back.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate also add in new monsters though they remove a few older monsters; don’t be sad, most of the popular are in this game since this version not only have many base camps, but a total of 98 monster. (I wish they add in 2 more to make it a hundred)

Also this game make good use of the new Nintendo console where you can control the camera more freely and easily, but doesn’t mean you need to waste your money to grab them just to play this only.

The control pad still able to slowly control the camera with some practices.

With many NPCs, monsters, weapons and plot to unlock, how can I not decided to grab hold of this game?

While I just started out not too long ago, tell me if you wish to hunt some monster with me by commenting below, and share this post if you felt you want your friends to play MH4U too.

Japan Walking Session 2014 – Odaiba (Gundam)

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When one go on a walking session over at Japan, one need to head over to Odaiba for a few reason despite the expensive train ticket in order to enter there.

Ya.. it cause around 500 yen and above, but hey, I had to go there twice for a few reason myself; Tokyo Big Sight for Comiket and Diver City for Tokyo Gundam Front.

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One of the entrance is though the famous Rainbow Bridge, and the monorail was pretty nice to sit on.

I mean; ‘Come On!’ Singapore trains transport sit are hard plastic but Japan’s is soft cushion seats?!

Not only did I enjoy the scenery during the ride, while standing up to take a few nice photos on train like a frantic tourist should.

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But it been so long since the last time I was here on 2008 August.

This time I going on a free time, so I can get to enjoy walking around, taking a few nice photos, plus watching the nice show at Diver City; The big Gundam Winter show… I will show them at the near end of this post.

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Ya.. many who know this building will know where I am…

While the front is the famous Aqua City, the back is the Diver City; both shopping center are pretty near to each other, and easily reached by foot.

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But as a frantic tourists, since the Gundam show is at around 5 – 6pm, of course I need to take a few nice photo shots of the place.

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She is in bad mood today… (Her face is very … dark…)

I will show much of the Aqua City at a later posts, but the important is about Gundam, right?

I did promised previously about them.

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At level 7 of Diver City, there is a Tokyo Gundam Front which is very hard to miss.

Why?

Well… firstly there is a gigantic picture of a Gundam, and it pretty easy to get to there.

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There are just to many pretty, cute, cool, expensive, cheap… blah blah blah and etc… Gundam on display from the entrance all the way to it interior.

Well, I’m not gonna going to talk much or even comment too much about those photo.. I mean .. there about a hundred plus photos here.

So just take the peek into them while scrolling down, just hope your computer not lagging on the loading of the photos. (=w= ||)

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(So many different Gundam on display.. I wish this was my room…)

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(Ok.. too many varieties….)

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(Photos is very very ok here, so many people can snap a few nice photos of them as a whole or individual as they like..)

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(Wait… are they shiny or real gold?!?)

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If you really like those nice Gundam, you may find them at their stores at the back, but do take note… the display is a “sample” and not for sale; so when you build your own Gunpla, it might not look the same as the “sample”

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There are a few exclusive Gunpla which you may only grab them here.

So it a good time to grab a few of your favorite here, plus a few of the Gunpla are actually cheaper than the one I find mostly in Singapore.

Problem would be how to bring them back to Singapore due to the box size though… (=x= |||)

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(A difference of Gundam Scale and Grade)

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(I don’t care if it’s a SKE 48 version or what, but it look so pretty in my Sparkly Eyes…)

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(They sure got a lot of different Gundam that are “Coming Soon” to the shelf..)

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(There is also a display of Gunpla done by different country Gunpla lovers.. I mean competitor.. Well.. I show 2 from Singapore.)

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I really like most of the display set which not only did they did a good job on their Gunpla, but a great job on the environment for the Gunpla to display in.

Really give a good feel to the Gunpla.

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A few Gunpla do not have their place.. but the detail on the Gunpla are not to be overlook, and their poses are pretty cool too.

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By far this is my favorite one, in which showing one Gunpla building snowman with a child.

I wonder what will it be to be playing snowball with a Gundam / Mobile suit… the first thing I would like to see is the size of their snowball… (=x= |||)

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(I like the underwater feel of this display..)

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(It’s like time frozen for this display.. I wonder what will the destruction will be like when the time start..)

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(Time really frozen here again…)

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(Wow.. Just wow… it really seem this mobile suit was just recovered from the sea recently..)

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(Destruction of building, ruins are a common sight in the Gundam world, but to build them for Gunpla.. is another thing..)

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(I think someone just move the Gundam to it left… or that it really move on it …)

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There are many nice clothes, bag and stuffs to grab with clean hands at the shops here over at Gundam Front.

Well the prices can be as high as a 8000 yen for one item, but there are cheaper alternative.

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(I pretty tempt to buy this game to play myself..)

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(Due to it limited Gunpla… but wasn’t able to get it..)

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(Hey.. it a Gunpla Hanger!! Those Spare part on the hanger? Ya.. You can really build one Gunpla out of them…)

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(The most cheapest alternative? .. .. Capsule!!!)

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(Ya.. if only you going to get one only… but there are collectors too…)

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There were more and more different Gunpla on display as you get near to the Gunpla shop.

Personally even I was to grab a lot of them myself.

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(Sold Out… (TwT||) )

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(You can leave your mark here…)

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(But of course that sitting on that and mark that kind of mark..)

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(My Sparkly Eyes can’t seem to switch off for unknown reason..)

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(And they sell tasty yummy Gundam Snack here…)

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(The master with his signature sunglass showing steps to build a Gunpla)

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(So many different Gundam… Even I’m tempted to grab them… but most of them are sold out..)

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As it near to sunset at around 4pm, of course it about time to head down to take a few nice photos of the big Gundam first before it turn dark.

Another reason was that I wanted to take a bite first at the ‘food court’ near that place.

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(The real size scale Gundam is simply too gigantic..)

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(There wasn’t even a big robot in sight back when I first visit in 2008..)

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There is a Gundam Cafe and a small Gunpla shop behind the big Gundam, so you can still enjoy some tasty meal while looking out at the back of the Gundam.

Or get some Gunpla or stuffs to keep.

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(It really seem ready to take down the bad guys who dare to threaten the safety of Tokyo..)

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(Since I visited this place during winter season, how am I going to miss it night Winter Light Up show?)

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(A moment of the nice scenery again that surround the big Gundam)

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(By far one of my favorite photos taken during Japan Walking Session)

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I find it really interesting that when the light on the Gundam turned off, Diver City also switch off most of the display light to make the Gundam Winter Light Up a nice show to watch and remember..

I had taken a few photos of them, and I did recorded them.. well.. here are the videos that you might want to watch instead of my talking..

But do forgive of the bad shaking.. It’s really was very cold and my clean hands were numb during the recording.

I recorded 2 different light up show, but I accidentally press the pause on the second show, so I got 2 different parts of the video.

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(Ok.. It’s really seem to me that it ready to launch…)

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Well, if you’re at Tokyo for some Walking session yourself, plus if you’re a fan of Gundam, best head over to Diver City at Odaiba.

Even if you don’t like them, the big Gundam is an attraction over there, so you can snap photos of yourself with the big robot to show off to your friends like what this post seem to be..

In any case, hope you enjoy the whole lot of photos I taken, and like and share this posts.

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014 Booths – Gundam (Bandai)

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Gundam is one of the hit in Singapore among it local fans, and even I got a few Gunpla in my hiding spot.

Though a few series like Gundam Wing and Gundam Seed are my favorite, many other Gundam model just look so much cooler that I had to stop my temptation to grab them with my clean hands.

As Gundam show tribute of it 35th Anniversary at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014, let take a few look at the booth expedition.

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From old Fans to new in-comers, Gundam has been gathering many Gundam / Gunpla lovers from all over the world, with positive result and well-loved by many of all ages.

It would nice to include Gundam as a lesson in this planet Earth, with many young children now can also come to love Gundam.

Even now Gunpla are easy to make by younger age child.

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Though I come to love Gundam first and Gunpla at a later time, the amazing thing about Gundam is that each series their main characters Gundam model look so cool and powerful; that their franchise Gunpla are a good seller.

The steps to build is hard for newcomers, but the experience and process of making the Gunpla is irreplaceable with the end result is the product of your hard work.

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The Gundam Anime keep on coming with many different series, stories and plots, the one thing that you can’t deny is that they are involve of Gundam.

And with each passing series, new and powerful Gundam will have it plastic model kit Gunpla ready to interest the Gundam Fans.

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(If Gundam is going to be an education, I wonder if their history will be one of the subject…)

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(35 different-colored Gundam to kick off it 35th Anniversary Tribute)

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With Gundam passing it 35th year, I can only admit that I will be getting older each year with them.

But what I can say is that, Gundam is one nice machines that you might like to pass down to the later generation; I wonder if I will be having a later generation let alone a girl first… (TwT||)

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Well, I’m not going into detail of each Gunpla here, but all I can say is “Enjoy those lovely Gunpla photos <3!)

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(One of my favor Gundam ever..)

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(…With Freedom tie with it)

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Ok, that is all… but if you do want to see more Gundam photos in ReV-AMF… well … I did head over to Odaiba and see the lovely and gigantic Gundam, and enter the Gundam Tokyo Front. (=w= ||)

Fine..

Stay tune to ReV-AMF as I will be covering that post (hopefully) soon. (^w^ !!)

Skiing at Gala Yuzawa

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When you go to Japan during a Winter period, the best thing to do is not just photo-taking of the place, or try out a few nice food down the street.

During the walking session at Japan, I did went to Yuzawa to ski and play in the snow like a crazy like kid.

But skiing isn’t easy at all… But I did managed to take a few nice photos of Yuzawa to share them. Maybe you can consider going Yuzawa to ski next time during your Japan Winter season.

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The amazing thing about taking a Rail Train is that you need to be in time, and the train will go off just right on time… I almost was late (=w= ||)

But the next amazing thing?

I do like to take a few nice photos of the scenery of building at Japan, and I wonder how do one normal place from near the city can get to…

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A snow covered place after passing a tunnel….

I wish I can stay there and enjoy the snow… though I hate being too cold.. (=x= ||)

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Almost everywhere is covered in snow, and I just can’t stop taking nice photos of them.

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After renting some ski equipment and boots, of course it’s time for some skiing.

There is a store that sell gloves, neck-warmers, and goggles, though you can consider renting them at a fee, I just grab a goggles to use, and for keeping (=x= ||)

Not easy to walk to the cable car due to the ski boot, but half way something just caught my Sparkly Eyes.

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Spongebob Sqarepant… a few will take a photo together with him though I prefer to take a photo of him.

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It’s really a good way to remember Gala Yuzawa by take a nice photo.

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Initially I thought of having fun and to just ski, but somehow I didn’t know you can pose at the place too… or not?

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To be honest, I got acrophobia but I still able to manage, plus it a long way up..

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The place sure is crowded with many skier, and the temperature here is very very cold.

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Well it’s freaking cold and there was a few moment of storm, I did have my fair share of fun… with a moment of being a Titan on the mountain.. (>w< |||)

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Yes.. the weather was starting to be bad, so decided to head to the hotel to rest.

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Into the … Whiteness?

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If you’re a beginner trying to ski, try to take a course first before even trying.. I did hit into 2 pretty girls (>w< |||) and did a few crash landing, to the point that I sprained my left wrist and had to receive a quick first aid.

But overall it was still fun and enjoyable. Well, you can consider Gala Yuzawa as a place to ski, but I would recommend skateboard instead, since it’s easier in my opinion; I might be wrong too. (>x< ||)

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As it extremely cold there, do try to keep yourself as warm as possible so that you will not catch a cold or flu.

But overall, just have fun and enjoy.

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014 Day 1/2/3 – Cosplayers

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Ok.. I’m sure many would like to take a peek into nice cosplayers during my walking session at AFA SG 2014, and to be honest, I did delayed it since I got a hard time choosing the best out of them.

Even I do need to use photoshop to brighten them up or they will be too dark to look into; even when I was using my D7000 Nikon DSLR Camera.

This time I will not be commenting much about them, but let take a look at those handsome and pretty cosplayers that I come across during the walking session.

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(There were many who like Idol anime characters from Love Live and other, and it seem that they are a popular choice among girls.)

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(I wonder if I can go on the same course as her…)

Of course there are a few cosplayers who cosplaying for company’s mascots. They look very lovely, and while many of them are pretty girls, there are cute mascots too.

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(Don’t be surprise to see this is a Vocaloid character called Mayu, I had went to Japan to learn about Exit Tunes and they are very popular, will be covering them in due times.)

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(Mako-chan of Toycoin is also around)

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(I wonder if she doing to sing a song too…)

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(Ok.. I had history of Depression and I don’t mind getting her number to know about Despair… She just too cute…)

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(In case you want to confirm her wig was pink… before photoshop) (>w< ||)

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(Wait a … Am I seeing double!?)

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(To be honest, I was a bit shocked as I mistook him as a statue at the Garo Booth)

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(I love a cute Mascot, and I do want to cuddle them up..)

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(But it just too shy for it.. and I need to coax it for a photo too..)

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(Hmm… I wonder what this blue raccoon mascot is..  but it’s sure is cute..)

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(Domo!! I taken a photo with it, and it just too cute not to take a photo with.)

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(Hmm… I didn’t know Nissin got their own mascot… that come with a dangerous and huge fork…)

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(Be very afraid… not because he’s the biggest titan… but his face look … weirdly scary…)

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(Even cosplayers can sing…)

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(… Or enjoying them as the audience)

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(I wonder prefer someone to cosplay as an idol and sing though..) (>w< |||)

There are many individual cosplayers who wander around at AFA SG 2014, so it isn’t hard to notice them; problem will be asking them for a photo shot..

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(I wonder if Shiroe is checking out AFA SG)

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(Please don’t cry.. it just a photo-taking..)

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(Er… I will just take a photo.. please don’t look so scary and as if you’re ready to kill…)

Well there are individual cosplayers posing for camera, many come as a group and they sure look cool together.

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(A whole group of cosplayers sure look good when they are posing together)

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(Hmm… I wonder if they’re blocking the pathway with their flag and say ‘You should not pass’ ; or they are just posing nicely)

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(This duo caught my attention; prove that cosplayers need to strong physically too in order to do many nice poses)

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(Or you can just sit on the floor and be done with it..)

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(I lovely this duo or Rin and Len pose)

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(But I wonder if someone at the back is cosplaying as Sadako Yamamura unintentionally.. or she is Sadako herself…)

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There are many pretty cosplayers at AFA SG 2014, too bad it was too crowd to take nice photos of them..

But either way, just a few more to go.

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(Hmm.. I not sure who’s this character, anyone care to enlighten me, and she look pretty too.)

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(Hmm… if only that white pillar is gone, it would be a nice photo..)

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(Too many pretty cosplayer to look at… I think I need to clean my eye again after this..)

Well.. there is the last of the photos that I’m happy to share with. There are a few more too, but my apologize as a few of them aren’t that good with reasons like too blur or I didn’t take a good shot of them.

Hopefully this year I will be taking photos of cosplayers, but till then, I will finish up many posts that I due since last Dec…

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014 Day 1/2/3 – Signage

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(Nope, not that type of signing..)

Signage is very important on the road, acting as direction for people to get to their destination, or warning to inform other of danger.

While those are known as road sign or warning sign, we can’t deny the fact that not much people seem to be bother with those all-so-important signage that appeared down at AFA SG 2014.

And here I will be showing a few interesting signs and boards that play a big part.

But before we go about presenting of photo of events happening at AFA SG 2014, I’m sure many are aware that there are times when it’s ‘OK’ to take photo, and times when they’re not.

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(Photo ‘OK’ to be taken!)

No Photo basically mean that you’re not allow to take photos, but many have been use to whether it’s okay to take a photo; that you can / allow taking photo.

It’s basically short and easy to understand that even when I’m in Japan and asking a few people in Japan whether it’s fine to take photo of them; instead of “May I take a photo of you?”, I would simply just ask “Photo, Ok des?”

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(Yes.. I know it’s very sad that there are some events which you’re not allow to take a photo)

I’m not acting cute to end with the des, but even I not sure why I would end with that; probably I following Anime / Manga example too much.

But in anyway, it’s always polite to ask if photos are permitted to be taken first. But if there is a ‘No Photo’ sign, just kindly don’t take any photo.

Well, I’m sure those signboards would love to be seen by many passers-by.

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(Instead of displaying their booth name, a few booths display what they had in sale / stock)

Well many booths have names on them, a few booths like Star Child made good use of them to display what they are selling, and displaying of their events.

It’s really easy to see what are on sale at their booth, with the sample picture and their prices.

A few other booths did the same ways like Culture Japan, Volks and other more.

Really a good way to let passers-by to know what is still in stock.

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(Good Smile Company Expression Challenge was a hit with many people wishing to draw a nice face expression on their Nendoroid face, all for a dollar!)

Those are a good use of displaying their goods / stocks, and giving passers-by at the events the information they required.

Normally a shop signage would display their booth name, to let one know the shop / booth he or she is visiting.

However it’s also common to see many being display as normal signboard with information or instruction on what their booths are instead of the names.

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(This signboard was pass to the last person of the line at Culture Japan; this guy waiting for the next ‘last’ person to pass that to him/her)

Another common signboard that appeared at AFA SG 2014 is the “End of Line / Queue” sign board.

These signboards are very useful when the queue start to get longer especially when someone wishes to join the queue.

Though it’s common in Singapore for people to join the queue without knowing what the line is for, but the “End of Line” sign also show what the queue is for.

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(A very simple sign to let passers-by know what the queuing line is for, as well as knowing where is the end of the queue)

So when one join the queue at the end; they would know which is the queue they required to line up, or knowing what is the line they queuing for.

To be honest, there were many many different type of queue at the events, so it really kind of a problem to navigate around the place, since it really easy to get lost.

Even the crowds aren’t helping (>w< ||)

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(When they do not have enough manpower to ask for help, Asuna is up to help)

Another interesting thing that I come across is how those sign give the type of information that you’re looking for; example is like when you do not understand why Aniplex was temporary closed during the AFA event.

Well, while Mr. ‘Kirito’ is busy having his autograph for his fans, his wife, Asuna, is outside helping to keep order on the crowd.

I’m more preferred to get her autograph myself though. (=w= |||)

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(Little Miku is also assisting at the Aniplex booth; I really wonder how they able get her help too…)

Another funny thing that tend to happen (including myself) is that when queuing up to enter a few booth like Aniplex where there is an entrance and exit; the exit become the entrance.

It might be that many wish to cut the queue, or some just aren’t sure where the entrance are, the sign board that show where is the entrance and exit, do help a lot.

At least, passers-by are aware where they’re heading.

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(Rin and Archer are ready to take any Masters and Servants, but at the moment they are also ready to pose for photo-taking)

The common thing that many people tend to take note is how cute, cool and nice all those figurines and model kits at AFA are.

The displaying of figurines is common that many photographers tend to take photo of them.

But what many didn’t seem to take note is the ‘name card’ to show what is the figurines’ name, or what series it from.

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(Is it just me, or do those Gundam seem to look real enough to move?)

I know there many who wish to take photo of those figurines / model kits alone without their name, but those name cards is to indicate them so that new fans can learn about them.

There are many new otaku in the world, and funny thing is that they do not know much about a few anime, as they tend to watch their favorite one.

Me?

Of course I do watch my favorites too, but I do watch most other to see their story, plot and art.

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(Many of my favourite Nendoroid and figurines are sold out… (TAT ||) )

While most of the figurines and model kits on display are also sold on booths nearby, many of them are pretty much sold out earlier as they are at a lower price than most store in Singapore.

The Miku Nendoroid series are pretty much cheaper and cute, which is why they sold out fast.

And they do have the sold out sign to indicate that.

Those ‘Sold Out’ can be seen in most booths like Volks, Good Smile, and even Culture Japan; well at least you get to know which items was the fast selling one.

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(Displaying of information of arts are pretty common signage too; like who did the art, the size of the art and where to purchase them)

Which is why first day of AFA, many tend to always be in a rush for people to buy stuffs as soon as they possibly can.

Also another thing to note is that most of the stuffs are mostly pre-order at AFA, but those aren’t really exclusive item; just that you get to see what or how the item will be like when you going purchase it.

The information on the sign is clearly stated on the side of the art, so interested fans will get to know where to purchase them; a pretty nice way of advertising while displaying those nice arts.

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(The information on the board are detailed and easy to read; but I wonder how many take their time to read them…)

When it comes to information, as I mentioned not many Otakus are aware of anime series or sequel.

Take Gundam for example; there are many different series and sequel, and while many would like the newer version, they might not be sure about the origin.

So those information on the board are pretty important to tell the fans and new Otakus about the series they.

Plus even if they are new to the new series, they can learn about them and possibly like it too.

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(There was a moment of taking a photo with Domo, and the funny thing was that I wasn’t sure how long the session was – 11 am to not sure when)

That including letting people knowing what event is happening at the booths too.

A few sign boards of information do help a lot for me during the walking session, like when I can take a photo with Domo, or when is the autograph of a few artistes.

But frankly speaking, many people tend not to take much notice of those lovely sign other than walking pass, or just stare at them for a while and forget about them the next moment.

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(Ok… maybe a Signage need some Signing of Autograph by Artistes here…)

But that doesn’t mean that there is no one taking photo of them.

A few signage that were taken photo of are probably a few nice display of Artiste or Anime with information on them; which tend to be more like posters.

I’m sure many people would like to tear those lovely pictures and bring it back home; that would be very priceless.

Problem would be where they will be displaying them at home; even I don’t have much spare at my hiding spot myself.

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(Many might like the AFA display showing at Suntec City big screen, but do you know that is known as Digital Signage?)

But what I might try to display a few would be a Ditial Signage, like using my phone or even the monitor screen.

Problem about using them is electricity bills will go up high, but when showing nice animation or photos, why not?

The only notable digital signage is the one that AFA is advertising at the Suntec City big screen – well, that is a lot of screen to be such a big Signage Screen.. (OAO !!!)

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(Knowing where is the Exit do help, but I need to know where is the entrance…)

If there aren’t any signage at the events, it would easy to get lost, or not knowing what are the in and out at the event; just prove that they are very common, and very useful.

There are just so many different Signs to look out at AFA SG 2014; I wondered what kind of signage I will get to see this year 2015 though..

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014 Day 1/2/3 – Food and Beverage

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(There are so many various of Nissin Cup Noodles, I only prefer the creamy chicken)

Having eaten many tasty foods in Japan, I still remember the moment of tasty food at AFA SG 2014 where I eaten 3 days straight of cup noodles…

Please don’t take that as a pity where I can only managed to eat cup noodles, but it turned out that Nissin was having a booth with their lovely mascot going around to advertise too.

I still remember the funny and amazing moment when I was looking at their soccer advertise video when one Samurai showing many people off his skills and until the end did it show it was advertising for Nissin when there no sight of any cup noodles…

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(Not sure they’re queuing to get one cup each, or just watching the interesting video of a samurai showing off his football skills)

This time they show (repeatedly non-stop) a short video about the same Samurai taking on football skills showdown with 3 Ninja.

Well.. I can only mentioned that many was so awe with their skills that there are time when I noticed many people take their time to watch the video, and making me wonder if they are queuing up to get a cup noodles themselves or just simply watching the interesting video.

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I personally prefer Mr. Nissin Mascot standing guard at their booth with his dangerous (and did I mentioned big?) fork and ensuring the queuing order.

The funny thing I noticed (by chance when I went pass the back of the Nissin booth) was that due to the demand of the Nissin cup noodles, the staffs are wasting no time to boil as much water as possible.

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(Hmm… so 3 packet of cup noodles got discount ar?)

Well, considering the it SGD 2 for one cup, the least was that it’s cheaper than any meal, plus many people doesn’t want to get out of the hall just to find food (and maybe at higher price)

That is also my reason as to why I ate 3 days straight of Nissin cup noodles, and thanks to that, I forced myself to eat other stuffs other than noodles since I got addicted to it easily.

But is Nissin the only food that selling at AFA SG 2014?

Nope, it’s just that not many want to waste more money on food since they can use their money to grab hold of other nice anime merchandises.

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(Seriously.. I was really shocked and amazed that the arrow was pointing to the sign when I took this photo)

As previously AFA have introduce their new mascot character, Seika, they also have a nice booth named after her; Seika Cafe.

Selling some tasty (and very small serving of) foods, there are of course many who prefer the cheaper Nissin cup noodles, but that doesn’t mean there are no one purchasing those expensive food.

Ok, ok..

SGD 8 for one curry rice that doesn’t fill my stomach is bit of crazy, which I can just buy 4 Nissin cup noodles at the same price.

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(Ya… I know they’re expensive… but they do look very appetizing)

For those who don’t like to eat instant noodles, they can go to the food courts or restaurants at Suntec City to eat.

But despite the price, there are few who purchase those tasty foods to try out or just simply to eat.

I got no idea how tasty they are, since I prefer to spend my money on getting other stuffs, but they do kind of look nice and tasty.

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My honest opinion would be just buy one cheap up-sized Mchicken meal at the nearby McDonald if possible, at the very least that is fulfilling.

Or I can just bring along a Bento ~!

As for drink, I did notice there is also a small booth selling very expensive and precious mineral water.

So far I bring my own water bottle to AFA SG 2014 for all days, and when I run out of water, just head down to the supermarket ‘Giant’ and get one cheap and big bottle of Pokka green tea for the nearly same price.

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(Water are very precious… so they are very expensive…)

Well, if you’re too thirsty to move and so happen to be the mineral water booth, just sacrifice that money and drink that precious water then just suffering the thirst…

That’s the reason why I mentioned that mineral water are expensive and yet very precious; at least you may (or not) remember to try bring or buy your own next time.

Food and Beverage is our daily necessity where we would normally eat 1-3 meals daily. And good thing is that they did have a corner where food and drink are selling and serve; at the very least many people at AFA SG 2014 are sitting down and enjoying their tasty meals.