CosMania’14 D-2: Freya Crescent

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I was suppose to blog about this right after the con but was so dead tired and I’ve got work the day after so it got a bit late to blog XD But still it’s a must to blog everything because of my happiness and excitement XD Please be ready for a long, picture heavy blog post XD Ahahahaha!

So my friends (work colleagues) and I went to Cosplay Mania 2014 held in SMX Convention last October 5, 2014. This was already day 2 of the event. My original plan was to go on D-1 to buy merch but wasn’t able to do so due to work OT and the things need to be done for my cosplay πŸ™ So everything was done on D-2.

I went as Freya Crescent (human ver.) from Final Fantasy IX. Been a fan of this game ever since (PS1 era) and got really an eye over Freya. Thankfully, got a chance to cosplay her with the help of my friends πŸ™‚

This was planned a year ago. It was CosMania’13 that my friends decided to cosplay FF9 group. Originally, we are five but due to unexpected crisis and events, only three of us we’re able to do it. Too bad, it wasn’t really a FF9 group but it was okay since we did really had fun πŸ™‚

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Photo Credit: Fritz Taquiqui

We had (from left-right) Vivi, Freya, Wendy Marvel (Fairy Tail) and Zidane. The four of us we’re all together roaming around the area, looking for fellow workmates who went on that day. Glad we found some! πŸ™‚

So before the event, I kinda had a hard time making that weapon and the hat XD Since I only got limited time due to work OTs, I really need to manage everything as fast as I can before the deadline XD Thankfully I was able to finish everything and was satisfied with my latest works πŸ™‚

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And so this is Freya’s spear. I know, not quite like the one in the game but I was happy I was able to make something like this! XD It’s an achievement! You know how happy you are if you had made something that’s worth your time XD Ahahaha~ Sorry for the drama but this is really what I feel XD

It wasn’t that hard to make because it wasn’t really that complicated. But when I was working on this, I accidentally cut my pinky finger. It was so deep that blood keep gushing. I was nervous because it was my first time too XD I didn’t felt pain, I guess I became numb but I was really nervous XD and so I learned my lesson to be careful with sharp things XD LOLZ!

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I can say this was the hardest part to make. Freya’s hat. It was suppose to be included to make by my seamstress but she told me a week before she couldn’t do it and to look for someone else. I guess she’s having a hard time for this one. And I thought “I don’t have time to look for another” so I decided to make it by myself. I never thought I could do it inΒ  one day! XD I was so satisfied with the outcome too. It doesn’t really look like Freya’s but you can see similarities XD *sigeee, push paaaa* Ahahaha! I’m happy with this anyway πŸ˜€

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The suppose to be ‘bat wing’ XD

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This wasn’t made by me but my seamstress of course. She did an awesome job with this! Thank you! I kinda want to learn to make costumes too so I guess I should study sewing? πŸ˜€ Yep, someday, I will πŸ˜€

And here we go on D-2 of CosManiaaaaa~ It was a long tiring day but full of fun~ I woke up around 5am and left around 7am. I had to take a bus because the spear will be a bother inside the FX. I arrive around quarter to 10am and meet-up with friends. The rest was all the fun! πŸ˜€

Pictures aheeaaddd πŸ˜€

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[From Upper left-right]: Zidane, Wendy Marvel | [From Lower left-right]: Freya, Vivi

This was our shoot from a professional photographer. It was my first time doing this so I was kinda nervous posing in front of the camera. I’m normally the one taking pictures (no, I’m not a photographer either. I just love taking pictures) and it’s different when you take a random pics with yourself so this is so new to me πŸ˜€ I’m glad it came out too good for me! So thank you sir Fritz. Crediting you big time here in my blog πŸ˜€

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Aside from looking for fellow workmates, I was also looking for online friends who went on the event D-2 πŸ™‚ Luckily I bump at Ate Nagi! I was the one who approached her first since I guess she won’t recognize me πŸ˜€ I normally don’t do that but I don’t know what happen XD When I saw her, I shouted “ATE NAGI!!! IT’S ME XIAN!!!” Hahahaha! Kinda awkward but happy to finally met her! XD We’ve been blog buddies since I was in HS and this is the first time I met her XD Hopefully next time again πŸ˜€ Visit her blog @ JapaneseNagi

And there’s no one else. I couldn’t find anyone with all the crowd and all. My feet was killing me too so we had to stop several times XD *sorry guys* But we we’re able to find colleagues in the area. Probably because we got contacts and all πŸ˜€

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Pictures were by the way from my friends. I have not taken any photos during the event because I don’t have my camera and it’s kinda hard so to be less hassle. I let my friends do the picture taking XD

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SELCAAAAA~~!!!! 8D

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and another SELCA of meee XDD Kekekeke~

So overall it was a fun event specially when you’re with friends! πŸ˜€ It was nice to know some people can recognize who am I that day XDD Thank youuuu :3 Makes me want to do it more XDDD Currently thinking of doing Kamatari Honjo or from SnK~ XDD Wish me luck! 8D

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Thanks for reading! If you happen to see me, please tell me or you have a picture of me or with my friends above, please tell me πŸ˜€ just comment below πŸ˜€ Love to know that! Thank youuuuu :3

Photo credit: Big thanks to Fritz Taquiqui Photography, Bhelle’s (Vivi), Liezel (Wendy Marvel), Febz (Zidane), Monica and Erikuh

PS: I left the con around 6pm because another event was held on the same place but different function room!! It was KNation!!! XD Sorry~ my otaku life and kpopper life collides on the same date! I just can’t help it but to attend both XD But anyways, so happy to see U-KISS and BIGSTAR!!! <3

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What do I really want?

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Apparently, I really don’t know what do I really want or what should I do. I don’t know. Have you guys any have struggles like this?

Well, it’s hard. I’ve been thinking a lot. On what do I want to do or what are the things should I do but I really don’t know. These past few days, as I’ve surf through net, seeing people outside, watching TV and more, I kept thinking, what I really wanted to be or is there something I should do to satisfy myself? There’s something lacking, I know. I can feel it, but I don’t know where and what should I start.

My life has been through a lot ever since I started college. I was challenged physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially. It’s a hard battle and it’s still on going. There are lots of things I wanted to do but I ended up not doing anything. You get this moment “I will do this later” and when that moment come I don’t do anything. I’m like being frozen or something. It will just came that I don’t feel like doing it and then I’ll keep thinking again if there’s something more that I should do OR there are moments that I am so enthusiast to do something but I can’t do it because something’s blocking you or stopping you to do it. Then I ended up really doing nothing.

Where do I start? It’s like I’m lost. Like I don’t really know myself anymore. I sometimes question what my future leads ahead. There are a lot of things I wanted to try and look for but I don’t know if that’s what I really wanna do or it’s for me. I envy those people who are doing those things they really love. I envy those people who found what do they really want to do. I want to be like that too!

I’m losing focus. So many things in my head and so many things that I think I’m capable of, I ended up not knowing what do I really want to do. This is really hard for me because I feel like nothing at all. Everyday, it’s all the same. It’s becoming boring. I try to give effort but I feel like they’re just wasted.

Sorry if this is really emotional. I just thought I have to write about this and thank you if you’re reading as well as you give advice. Thank you.

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Kenshin in Manila

Before anything else, I’d like to announce that this blog is not yet d e a d.Β (q・//Ξ΅//・q)Β I’m just out there still lurking online life but I nearly forgot that I have a blog. Oh well, sorry!οΌˆγ€‚-οΌΏ-。)And I kinda regret missing blogging some events that have happened XD Gaahhh~ Anyways, here’s one I should really blog because DAMN FEELS!!! XDD

This has something to do with the guy over there on my sidebarΒ (*Β΄βˆ€`*) Hahaha~ Yes! Takeru Sato it is!!! Have you guys seen the 2nd part of RuroKen Live Action? IT WAS SO AWESOME! Both first and this one are rocking my Otaku feels! One of the best Live Action in the History! I wouldn’t do the review of the movie. JUST WATCH IT and you’ll know what I mean q◕‿◕q 

Well, before that movie there was a surprise event held here in Philippines. Unexpectedly, the cast of RuroKen and the director went here for a visit. (not really surprised, it was announce but maybe unexpectedly, they came here XD you know what I mean? It’s unusual XD).Β I was unprepared when I knew and looking for some ways on how should I be able to see them.Β 

They stayed here for two days. First day I missed was the premier night for Kyoto Inferno in SM Megamall and I REGRET THIS DAY! I never knew there would be a red carpet thingyΒ β˜†βŒ’(οΌžγ€‚β‰ͺ) that is really too bad. BUUUUTTT—- I went on second day which was their Press Con in Glorietta Mall. AHHHH~~ MY FEELS ARE OVERFLOWING AND FINALLY!!! FINALLYYY!! Ever since a highschool fan, I finally saw him in personΒ γƒΌ( Β΄ β–½ ` )οΎ‰ and I can’t help myself but to cry!!! TEARS OF JOY FOR BB SATO-desu!! XD I’m glad I really push through and came. Though as usual, the crowd is huge but I still manage XDΒ 

Here are some of my precious shots I’ve taken from the Press Con. Seriously, 90% are blurred but I just can’t delete them XD Here are the good shots I have. Thanks to my digicam he manage to take theseΒ γƒΎοΌˆοΌ οΌΎβ–½οΌΎοΌ οΌ‰γƒŽ

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YES! There they are! Sorry, I was really only focus on these two. Specially Sato-bb XD (Sorry director-san XD)

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My best shot, I guess, THANK YOU CAMERA-san!!!Β β˜†*:.q. o(≧▽≦)o .q.:*β˜†

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This shot is when my camera lens met Takeru Sato-san’s eyes! AHAHAHA! FEELS MEN! JUST FEELS!!! XDDD

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Apparently, I somehow didn’t understand what they’re saying during presscon because there were a lot of shouting and clapping and maybe you can blame the speakers but anyways, the most memorable in the interview was Munetaka Aoki-san who gave so much effort to communicate with us in English as well as being all the way excited for us XD HE’S AMAZING, ADORABLE! and ASH-TIGGG!! YOU THE MAN DESUUU!!!Β αƒš(๏‿๏ β—αƒš)

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Smile shot-desu!Β (ΰΉ‘>β—‘<ΰΉ‘)

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Another smile shot desu!!!!Β (ΰΉ‘βœ§β—‘βœ§ΰΉ‘)

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And there they are, only three of them. Too bad I didn’t see Emi-chan. She was only in the Premier Night. They said she had to go back to Japan for a drama. Next time Emi-chan, next timeΒ (ο½‘β—β€Ώβ—œο½‘)

And my fangirl feels all over until I get home, until now and forever XD Thank you for that day. It was an awesome experience! I hope this will open for other Japanese artist that they are always welcome here in the Philippines XD *crosses fingers for Laruku, One Ok Rock, Miyavi and many more*Β (q≍ฺ‿ฺ≍ฺ)

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Super Show 5 Manila

10.24.13 – This was also BIGBANG’s concert date last year but this time, it’s Super Junior’s big day <3

IT WAS SUPER FUN. That’s all can say to express how I felt during the event XD My fangirling feels definitely exploded by the time they came out (well, even before they came out, when the introductory video starts, everyone is so excited). It was obviously different from my experience from SS3 πŸ™‚ Well, of course this time, I GET TO SEE THEM CLOSER!!!!! >.< YES, BECAUSE I REALLY DID PREPARE FOR IT! GAHAHAHAHA! NO REGRETS! JUST PURE FUN! I enjoyed every single moment of it and so thankful on every decision I made πŸ™‚ Everything went nice and smooth so I thank God too <3

It was a 3.5 hours long of fun, excitement, kilig and enjoyment I may not be able to tell you all the details but I will try my best XD

This is what we wore during the concert πŸ™‚ I designed it πŸ˜€ It was rush printed too and I’m happy my friends wanted to have the same design as mine (one of them is this girl XD). There are actually 2 designs πŸ™‚ But both are still Sexy, Free and Single πŸ˜€

I really like to use Sexy, Free and Single because I kinda find myself related to it! HAHAHA! That’s one of the reason aside that this is a Super Junior song XD LOLZ!

We arrived around 1:30pm and meet with my “HallyuChingus” friends πŸ™‚ They really came early as expected πŸ™‚ Around 10am? Specially when your ticket is VIP, then you must be early! Anyways, around that time, there’s already crowd building up but I still manage to find them πŸ™‚ I distributed their shirts and get ready to line up in case the Arena tells us to be ready. By 3pm, it was jam-packed with ELFs by the timeΒ  we saw signs that MOA staffs are getting ready. AND AS USUAL, MOA Arena management sucks big time! They’re still really not organize and unable to handle aggressive fangirls >.< Fangirls keep pushing as if being late for the event. My friends and I we’re just going with the flow just like being washed away by fangirls who keep pushing X3 Thanks to them we were able to enter earlier than expected XD LOLZ! (I even almost lost my shoe that time! >.< and in case that happen, I am not going back for it! I WILL WATCH THE SHOW SHOELESS XD)

It was around 5pm that we entered the MOA Arena Entrance and there’s another line up to wait (too much waiting! X33)Β  We separated from our other friends as their tickets are different from us. So these are the people with me and we are team VIP1 :)) Heehee~

At last 6pm we entered the Arena πŸ˜€ I was so excited and overwhelmed to see how near we’re gonna be with the boys! I did not expect it and really surprise to see the stage! I thank God immediately for this! AHAHAHA! We also wore our flower wreaths as part of the MarryU Project XD So excited XD


OHYESSSS! THE STAGE!!! YOUR HAPPINESS IS WITHIN YOUR REACH!!! XD

And by 7pm, lights turned off and the Super Show started! I screamed by the time their intro video started! Arena became a sapphire blue ocean and everyone was screaming to the fullest XD And then when they came out, I WAS REALLY STARSTRUCKED! HAHAHAHA! My fangirl feels to the highest level! I was smiling the whole concert, neglecting the pain I am feeling from my feet and partying with the boys! VIP area is so cool that you can run around to follow which boys you want! HAHAHAHA! I don’t have much pictures because all I did was to take a video of them XDDD But here are some shots I have during the night πŸ™‚


My decent pic of Siwon πŸ˜€ He didn’t took his shirt off so no chocolate abs for now XD LOLOLOLLLZ!


Henryyyyy!!! The ever talented Chinese member of the group <3 I was so surprise to see how super good looking he is! *o* aaaahhh!!! I love him! XDDD


The evilmaknae Kyuuuu! Such a lovely voice!! <3 He’s really talkative too and tries to joke around during the event! HAHAHAHA!


“Saranghaeyo Kim Heechul, Woo yu bit Kkal Kim HeeChul!”
Anyways, so happy I finally saw this uber pretty flower boy of SJ <3 Bitchy as always but thats what makes us love him <3 #welcomeback


Donghae, Oh Donghae, He’s so handsommeee! Like 10,000x handsome from the pictures! HAHAHAHA! I was really starstruck on him. How could you be so super good looking???! I’m not a Donghae-biased but damn, you wouldn’t help but to stare at him XDDDD


BIASED *O* Krahahahaha! Finally! HyukJae took over the hosting while Leeteuk is away. He’s really funny and dances so good! He’s to only member to get topless on the concert so I was like βŠ™β–‚βŠ™ ->Β (οΎ‰β‰§βˆ€β‰¦)οΎ‰ -> (β™₯Ο‰β™₯*) KRAHAHAHAHA!!!

I don’t have the other members’ solo pictures because it was really hard to take pictures of them. My cam got dead in the middle of their concert so I have no choice but to just watch their remaining performance, save everything in my heart and memory (my eyes saw everything, my ears hear everything XD) and enjoy the night >.< HAHAHAHA! Mega-fail! I should have brought 2 cams XD

Show’s ended when confetti showered upon us πŸ˜€ Awww, it’s really the end πŸ™ but thank you I really enjoyed the 3.5 hours of my night XD (thank you to my friend, Lea, for this pic with Hyukkie on our background <3)

THE END. AWESOME NIGHT FOR US!!! πŸ˜€ I will definitely come for SS6 <3 HAHAHAHA! Because I am an ELF! Yeah! So again, please Papa God, support me for next year! Fighting! AJA! <3

What I’ll always remember for our SS5MNL version is that after their song MarryU, there is a banner that says “Fine, let’s make a baby” something like that which really caught the boys’ attention XD It was funny because HyukJae was surprised and started saying “Baby”. It was their word of the day XD until at the very end of the concert, when they’re giving speech, Siwon starts a joke regarding having baby with us! HAHAHA! He makes us excited and will wait for them on SS6! HAHAHHA!

And oh~ before I end my post πŸ™‚ I want to proudly announce that I finally met this pretty girl and fellow blogger during the concert πŸ˜€ It was just a very short time and we didn’t even spazz all the way but I’m glad to finally meet her! Such a bubbly gal! πŸ˜€ Nice to meet you Kryk! Check out her post too on her SS5MNL Experience πŸ™‚ @Kryk, thank you tooo <3 Next time ulit πŸ˜€

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