9 Jun 2018 (Asia Comic Con Day 2) I Love Anisong Bangkok

Decide to take this trip on an impulse. It’s my second trip out of my country for the purpose of attending ILoveAniSong concert. The first one happen in 2012. The main purpose of my trip was to see Kurosaki Maon. Was really happy to have a chance to see her performance again. Within affordable price that is. Overall this time i am satisfied with my trip. Its a bit sad that i would need to give up on attending PAM this year. I can only do one event and i have decided to travel further this year for my love ! By the way feel extreamly blessful for given the chance to contribute to the flower stand for kurosaki maon. Thank you APK.

Language is my biggest issue throughout the whole trip. I have no knowledge of thai language and everyone default their speaking to thai whenever they approach me. I would end up saying sorry and then whatever they are trying to say at a high chance will end abruptly well others do willing to switch to english and keep the conversation going. Others approaching me rarely happens to me when i attend event on my own country it only happen more often during early days of my event going life. I am passive person myself i rarely approaching other I keep the thinking of not disturbing others unless i absolutely need to could be i scared of rejection no do no rejection. I don’t think i did any approaching anyone in this event other than like ask permission for a picture to be taken. Generally i had been shown lots of yasashiness.

Even with language barrier i still able to enjoy my time inside the event hall. This event is by far the best i had for sometime. The performance stage have something happen almost every time i am there. From idol group to dj. I would spend time seeing the performance and then walk around and see another different performance. The figurine display are all really nice and full of detail. The hall is spacious i never feel crowded at anytime even though the crowd is huge.

Cant find myself enjoying as much during the ILoveAnisong time at first. The person left to me is chill type he just want to chill and enjoys the concert that makes me feel awkward with my body moment might disturb him. While the person right to me move in front i try to move to the right and middle of the concert pat on my back happen again and ask me to move away because i am blocking his view. Luckily there is ample of empty sits to the right and i hold no desire to stay with in the gang as i am really out of place. With me move to left side i got a better view myself and can move like crazy without caring much and that is where i find back the enjoyment of going concert when i no need to be considered. The show opens with a local girl which i have no idea who she is. She sings digimon adventure theme in thai. Up next Kurosaki Maon came on stage. I made it again and i am so proud of my self for being there at that moment. Suzuki Konomi is the next artist on stage. I is full of sad because she never sing redo. Okay she is cute and she did sing no game no life song. Finally RANKA LEEEEEEE!!!!! NAKAJIMA MEGUMI she is the other reason i make my impulse move going bangkok. When she come back from hiatus with netojuu opening I am really happy when i started to know macross frontier that time she is in middle of stopping all singing related work. Now that she is back in business I hope will get to see her more often within our region. The whole concert end with Seikan Hikou. Was kinda hoping to get Niji iro kuma kuma but that never happen.

To find legit anime goods in Thai is really easy. That is something that seriously need to happen in malaysia soon immediately now. Please learn from Dream Express do proper licensing. Damn sad to compare malaysia event with Asia Comic Con Bangkok where all of the malaysia event i went all plague with bootleg. It’s unacceptable to see even one shop that is not selling legit stuff. No money don’t buy no point buying fake stuff. I do not buy anime related stuff often i cannot afford to buy and i choose not to buy affordable fake stuff it is not worth it. Seeing light novels and manga in local language is a hope now that kadokawa has present in malaysia through kadokawa gempak stars.

Some thought about Asia Comic Con Bangkok and the other event that i enjoy attending. First off Visual Arts eXpo which i feel sincerity of making a event that mix local taste with Japan flavor. For ACC it is the mature form of that. Can’t make up my mind to decide weather it is matured or final form but it basically is local mix japanese culture fusion. For an outsider its really hard to geddit. For people that gedding it its really fun entertaining and wholesome. On one of the stage performance there is Owarai/Manzai. One of the gag feature tongue twisters totally in thai which i have no idea what it is. The crowd response well through out the performance well. That kind of acceptance is what i been seeking. Like minded people do stuff that entertain each others in a way there is progress among themselves. Visual Arts eXpo and it’s brother sister events has same stage. The event usually host with an experience emcee that can related to us event goers talk staff we care about and also taking care of new generation of emcee so the event can growth indefinitely. No holding hand like what Penang Anime Matsuri like does. PAM felt SOZO babysittering the stage events too much. With the emcee that is going out of sync with the audience. The first two year there is this male emcee which i found him send out lack of interest beam to audience and not bridging us event attendee and the person on stage and talked a lot about Singapore joke which i can’t see or even feel the audience entertain slightly and last year they switch to a female emcee which i respect her translating power which is on point and seriousness on getting her job done is one way a good direction. A different direction that is.
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My Idol Party 2018

It’s been a long while since the last idol event I attend. At the same time long time never did any blog post. Been shifting priorities well life goes on. So there is this event My Idol Party 2018 which happen on 13 of may there is also a pre-concert fan meeting on the 12 of may . I never been so interested to do any write this much before. A lot happened in this 2 days good bad and everything in between.

To be honest I am still barely know Luce Twinkle Wink after all these years but then I’m still attracted to going to concert is something I really enjoy and looking forward to. Especially this time you get 4 idol group 4 times the fun.

Fun stuff
Day zero fans event
It’s held on a cafe. I had my very first taste of this offkai thingy. Basically all fans just chill out in a nice environment and all the member of the group will move around and interact with us. In between the event there is janken competition finally end with the compulsory cheki session. I almost miss the chance to attend for not gather up courage to stay at the event hall and ask. I just walk pass look around and walk pass and look around until finally saw someone I know. I was beat up by the coolness of this guy and just walk pass the even place again. After a few more round of passing by I finally saw someone else that I am comfortable to talk with and manage to secure the final sit for the event.

Through the interaction with every member I get to learn more about them even if I am just listening most of the time. I barely able speak with other well using the language that i have complete fluency i just cant speak unless i am really trying most of the time is not the right place for you to try not while the next person is right behind you waiting. Even if i am not having a conversation there is others that did the talking and keep the conversation on going. I on the other hand enjoy that also probably pick up a skill or two on how to/what to do. There is a mini stage event after the private fan event. Just a short one with some QnA. Saki’s dinosaur act 10/10 nuff said. Overall is a great experience for me and great warm up for the main event the next day.

Day 1 My Idol Party
Things does not went well on the day it self but manage to turn out just right in the end of the day. Reach around 930 waiting for the entrance to open at 10. Nothing happened at 10 am so everyone just wait there patiently. It was until 1030am only ticket counter opened. After awhile ticket counter disappeared. At the point of the time i should have notice that things isn’t right yet i did not notice. We waited for some time only then got the first news which is event will be delay for sometime. In the end Idol Party My never happen. All we get is all group high touch after that buppan and cheki sessions. Hang around on the event hall for sometime seeing everyone leaving the event space one by one i myself also leaving half full plenty of empty.

nom nom
food

Just when i am about to reach home there is this tweet come to save my sorry day. Take an U-turn immediately. When i reach everyone was there already. There is seafood plate and mixed plate and more interaction time with all Luce member again. It is from this event i notice that the person i hold against actually has yasashi ness male tsundere it seems. When other have trouble expressing himself in japanese this guy gently helps.. the little thing that give you away. This round of offkai also i manage to crack my own mouth and uttered sentence instead of words.

Not so fun stuff
In no particular order all this happen in this two day
1. Doesn’t see the whole picture still rush without properly thinking
2. Cause inconvenience to others because of my blindness
3. Blank out then afraid for not good reason whatsoever
4. Running away from interaction so ashamed of myself when one of the group member tries to talk to me and i obviously not trying my best to reply and it ends awkwardly.
5. Heard one person complain about the other person about stuff that trigger him. I did some of the mistake also. His words hit me and keeping that in mind I have a sense of not doing it anymore
6. Saw a few person get a sign t-shirt. At that moment I’m full of jelly. Now it turns into motivation to earn it as a recognition as the result of real effort has been done. For the moment her appreciation after the live from last event is the best gift i get. I still remember the joy when she paying attention on my down the stage. Was really looking for the concert this time too for this reason.

That’s it for now. Until the next blog this is me signing off.

GamePlan 2016

As a rules follower no picture was taken at any time of the event so this is another post with just wall of text talking random stuff and self satisfaction about Gameplan2016 at taruc. It’s an Idol and Gaming combination event. My main focus this time is on the idol part because that’s the main reason i attend Gameplan other than to visit my lovely tarc. Hibikipro is bringing in Stella☆Beats and Luce Twinkle Wink☆ two units that is under Arc Jewel to this year Gameplan .

Shameless confession time… This only song i know before attending the event is 1st love story by Luce Twinkle Wink☆ for the anime “And you thought there is never a girl online?” Fail attendee is fail. Now i do know more of their songs my favorite song is dunno the title but it start of with Luce Twinkle Wink and the tower song you are a star and kinda get myself an oshimen. Saki chan super cute… it’s all started with a random color cloth i purchase my jaw drop when i heard the price for specific member shirt. Now that i had all of their singles time to fully listen and enjoy their songs and hopefully become a better fans than i am now. Now on to Stella☆Beats i got nothing without actually googling if i wanna talk about them i rather i myself got at least a little bit knowledge about them before i start talking.

Although Gameplan is a much larger than the other two idol events that i been. The flow is still basically the same there is a omake session and a concert session. Because of the larger crowd seeing fans going all out during the concert is a magnificent scene. Without much idea of the song for both unit i kinda blank out here and there during the concert time. When i am not blank out i do really enjoy being in a concert if not i would not have make my ticket purchase.

To be honest i actually enjoyed more the event host mainly by Hibiki himself not to say this event is not good far from that. Main reason for that is because i am blaming myself for not really doing homework after attending idol multiple time if i am gonna keep attending then basically i should have at least transit into next phase. All throughout the event my mind is occupied by self blaming for being 中途半端 and why am i spending money for something that i seriously barely know..Other than that on a slightly lower degree of influence to my satisfaction level being low is the feel of going contractless idol(not sure the proper way to say this) and proper idol unit has a slight different. This slight different do influence my level of enjoyment. Why am i still attending if i din really into this. Mainly to support this type of event to make sure there is a future i don’t wanna see all this unique experience disappear just like that. That’s why even my money disappear faster than eye blinking i would still do it and do it and do it for the future of Japanese Culture in Malaysia. I do like Idols so all the goodies i get is and will be taken good care of.

I’m glad that i gather up courage to talk to Roan and through that know bunch of really cool people by knowing i mean become less awkward but still awkward kinda knowing. Thanks for that little push my new friend during the concert that make Saki Chan notice me. The journey to become a proper fan is still far away for me. I can only do for so much and so much is never enough.

This is it for now until the next event #majulahidoluntuknegara

#KanachanKL

This is my second time attending an event organize by HIBIKIPRO. My first was half a year ago and because of that i have some fun good time and really enjoy every moment during the event so naturally when the next event is announce i pay close attention to it. Even ask friends who are interested in idol to join it but that did not work well because of the usual work, not the right schedule, not at kl and reasons. Ticket on sales straight away throw in my money because no reason not to and that’s one of the little things that i can do to help the community that i like so much.

Arrive at makespace 15 minutes before the event start. There is decent crowd waiting for the event to start already. Lots of people from the Malaysia Japanese Idol Group and of course a lot familiar faces. Since this is officially my first time attending gig/performance type event i was really nervous try hard to stop my hand from shaking while trying to take picture of my ticket. Was really surprise to see Hibiki sama come and greet me and my mind is a bit blank. From our short conversation i found out that i am yet again one of the very first people to preorder ticket i actually thought i wont be among the first that time when the preorder start it was around the time i finish work so did not manage to do transaction immediately.

After the little chat just when i thought wanna continue playing gyakuten saiban all of a sudden a friendly guy just come and talk to me. Another unexpected occurring. I thought I will just be that weird dude and would have to just stay around the corner. Come to think of it we never really introduce our self at the whole event lol… We just talk about our experience and bunch off stuff geek talk. At 11am the place was open for entrance. The hall is really nice just like what i would have imagine underground and stuff.

The first part start around 15 minutes after 11am. It’s really something seeing Kanachan with baju kurung outfit that is so local. Since there is lots of anisong played during this part it is quite fun. The reception from the audience was really good. I guess our local audience all really know how to enjoy our self during performance time.

merchandise
A lucky draw, chieki and QnA happen in between of the first part and second part of the performance. Kanachan gets to try our local delicacies during the QnA session. She seems to enjoy most of our local food except for the durian choco. That’s no no for her. The first part chieki session we get to 2shot with Kanachan on her baju kurung. That a really rare occasion. Well prepared fans even dress up in Baju Melayu and Songkok just for this special moment. If i would have to guess every merchandise in the event is at base cost 1000 yen translate to malaysia ringgit is rm40 it is really affordable/cheap for the upclose personal time you get from an idol that comes all the way from japan to meet her fans. Kanachan is really friendly nice awesome fanstastic and many many more nice word to describe angel…. I tried but still i end up speechless most of the time. I is baka!! Well her atsuiness still reach me melt my kokoro…

After a long rest since Kanachan had to take care each and every one of her fans. We continue to 2nd part of the show. This time she is in her standard costume and singing this time it is seperated to 2 part. For part one she is singing cute song and second part is cool/mature song and this is the time where all the fans go all out. The hotness of the stage is at its max. After her last song fans lead by Hideki group together to do the encore chant. Hideki is the fans that comes all the way from Japan just to attend this performance. He even brings 10 copies of Kanachan’s CD as 2nd round lucky draw.

Finally at the end of the event we have another round of chieki and merchandise purchase session. Just when i thought i still a wood plank at the second chieki session Kannachan notice my manaka loveplus wallpaper had a short chat around loveplus. It is this kind of little something that really makes me as a fans feel special. Esspecially she had to end will next time we talk more about loveplus.

Overall i really enjoy the whole event once again. Thanks Hibikisama! Thanks Kanachan! Thanks to everyone that makes this a successful event! #majulahidoluntuknegara

Idol Event

Was lucky to have a chance to attend my first Idol Event here in Malaysia at 05.12.2015. Not really into idol before this. My knowledge about idol basically come from AKB0048 and Wake Up Girls anime both actually have their real life counterpart group. Through the anime i know more about idol chasing culture and a bunch of stuff that really out of my league not mentally but more on financially.

Now for some basic introduction of the idol that was here

First of all is a group that call them self N☆RNiR<ノニエル> (no ni e ru- NoRNiR). Two of the member that is here Tsurumaki Seina (鶴巻星奈) and
Ebihara Airi (海老原愛梨). Both of them is really cute.

Then there is this another new unit of idol call powerful musume which form quite recently that i so happens to follow because of that famous photographer hibiki trying to promote. They are cute so naturally when there is photo/video about them in the web i would click on it and watch. Then the chance of getting good interaction with them is really high. That’s is from my personal experience.

I go out topic a lot it seems still i would keep those information there. Back to powerful musume. The third guest that attended this event is one of the member from powerful musume and her name is Hoshikawayu Yume(星川優夢).  If one really interested on knowing more on the idol. Feel free to follow them on facebook and twitter.

It’s a photo shooting session but i will post none of the picture for now. Seems like this kind of photo shooting session is not so uncommon in japan. Hmm… nothing seems to be uncommon in japan it seems. The whole thing was done professionally from my point of view. Every cameramen has 1 minute for them to interact with the idol and take pictures. After the one minute time then you can queue up for another idol and take more picture. I am really shy when seeing such beautiful person in front of me all i do is just stand still take pressing camera shutter after the first round. If you are not then chances are you get to talk with the idol ask some none private or personal question simple and fun.

The idol can change pose fast if you are not really particular on how you want them posing just press the shutter and wait a few second for adjustment then you can take another one since they are ready with another pose by that time.

Was really surprise that they manage to fit in a mini stage event at the end. Yeah chance to see idol sing and dance in front of my eyes without going to japan. Overall i enjoy the whole experience and I would really love to give more support on this kind of event so that more people can get a taste of it. Just a small little contribution to the community.