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Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Sunday Currently, Volume Sixteen

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Sometimes, it's hard to be okay with not being okay. 2015 is at its end, and yet I seem to have accomplished far far less than what I have set out to do when the year first started. What happened to all the photos I was supposed to take and post up? xDD There are 52 Sundays in a year, and look at the volume number now... xD

Nevertheless, thank you 2015 for the awesome memories, the important life lessons, the enriching music, and the courage to move forward.

And thank you to you, dear reader. If reading my blog has brought even a bit of entertainment and happiness to your life, I am content. ヾ(。・ω・。)

CURRENTLY...

DECORATING... my 2016 diary! It is from the same Donbook series that I also got in Navy Blue last year. I wanted to get the Cardcaptor Sakura planner, but was too late for the preorder. T.T

(aha new adjective!)

LISTENING... to Hindi playlists on 8tracks! Hey, they have pretty interesting music as well. Give the one below a try? I have no idea of its origins though xD



THINKING... about getting my life back in order after the hustle and bustle of 2015. Surprisingly, relationship issues were a pertinent issue during the second half of 2015, and I once again realize my own weakness when relationships get complicated.

FEELING... grateful for healthy parents, friendly co-workers and understanding bosses. These people really help when the going gets tough.

SINGING... Christmas carols! It was a lovely time singing with old and new alumni members from Hwa Chong Voices. Do check us out? 360-degree video courtesy of J-Chan Photography.


White Christmas
White Christmas by Hwa Chong Voices.Merry Christmas everyone!
Posted by J-Chan Photography on Friday, 25 December 2015



WISHING... for a more disciplined heart and mind this 2016. It has been a bumpy and sluggish 2015. Yet, I did manage to accomplish some of my goals. Setting out to accomplish more goals that I have set for 2016. I will get there! (۶•̀ᴗ•́)۶



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Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Sunday Currently, Volume Fifteen


Aaaaand it has been a while!

It has been a rather trying period the past few months, both at work and in my personal life. Looking at my last post, it's been about three months? I had to make some firm decisions regarding certain people and issues. While it would take some time to reach the new normal, I am sure I will get there (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑

CURRENTLY...

FEELING... grateful for having friends who listen without judging, who nudge me in the right direction when I need it.

WATCHING... the new K season! The previous seasons left a number of questions unanswered, so I am pretty excited to see what new developments will crop up in this one!

WAITING... for the Digimon Tri series to be completed! I would love to watch each episode as it is released,  but I don't like to wait for the next episode. Meanwhile, trying to keep myself spoiler-free!

PLAYING... A rather old otome game, Sangokuren Senki (三国恋战记) The story lines are pretty cute (albeit cheesy as usual), and the art is quite nice! Not to mention the rather awesome seiyuu list.



READING... my SQ manga that I ordered from Taobao! I have been following the author on Weibo for a while now, and the manga has unpublished comics!

LISTENING... to JJ Lin's new song, Twilight (不为谁而作的歌)and Ling Kai's 一个人 #sgpower I've been listening to JJ Lin since his first album (I feel old OTL). I forgot how I got in touch with Ling Kai's music, but I remember the first song being Larkin Step.




A short update from me for now, but I promise that I will be getting back to editing photos and posting them up soon. My UK trip to July hasn't been documented yet and it's already December oops.


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

[Amaya Travels] Amsterdam 2015

Footprints: Taken outside the Anne Frank House.

Amsterdam City Centre

After the three day event (Animecon), we headed out to the city centre before our flight back home. It was very peaceful and laid back, and since R had been to Amsterdam before, he was our guide!









This is where you could buy the magic mushrooms~


The church in the left photo is pretty visible throughout the city center. It is also located centrally in the center.


This cat looked away from us when we approached. After a while, it turned back to peek and found us still there, and immediately turned back LOL. #tsundereneko

One place I absolutely love when travelling is their departmental stores/supermarkets! It is a wonderful place to experience the local culture (and to buy interesting omiyage sometimes!).







Fresh flowers everywhere!

While waiting to enter the Anne Frank House.



While wandering the streets for good food, we stumbled across a fresh produce store selling fish and chips!



We also frequented this restaurant with Middle Eastern cuisine. They have menus in different languages~







A must-go is the Heineken Experience! Drinking in broad daylight LOL.







You could take photos rather freely in the area, though some areas are poorly lit to simulate a bar experience. You could even pour your own beer from the tap, and get a certificate for it :D I succeeded on my first try!
















Den Haag

Very limited pictures of Den Haag, where Animecon 2015 was held (The Hague). We had reached a day earlier than the event, met up with M and decided to just walk around the city.



Think this building had some parts converted into office space...

Not forgetting breakfast! which K missed a few times, and when she finally decided to eat with me, it was closed... OTL




The fried egg comes in a separate plate. XD Other than the egg, the bread, ham and cheese were for two people (since we ordered the same thing together).


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Thursday, September 17, 2015

[Event] Amsterdam Animecon 2015

Ninja-snapped a group of Naruto cosplayers!
Even though there were events in Singapore almost every weekend in the past months, I have basically averaged about one event per month xD Excluding July since I was away for 2 to 3 weeks of it.

So, in June I headed to the Netherlands for Animecon 2015~! Pardon the rather small selection of photos; it was a dazzling first time there, with too many things to see and do~

We were pretty early, so the halls were still quite empty!
The place inside is huge with lots of rooms preparing for their respective schedules.


The izakaya was being prepared; it was the first year they were having it!






They had a poster in front of every room/hall to tell you what it was, the schedule (if it had one), opening and closing times, and a brief introduction of the place. Good info to locate yourself if you are ever lost!

There was an app developed to tell you what was going on at which venues at any time, and it was so jam-packed that you would have to choose certain activities over the other. Bummer!
A manga cafe where you could read and relax~
Food stalls were readily available inside and outside the venue halls.


I didn't get a good shot of the stairs behind the venue, but it was a spacious space where many photographers/cosplayers could have their photos taken, or simply to rest outdoors. Who wouldn't, with such wonderful weather ╰(✧∇✧╰)

M taking a selfie with the cute poster girl!

This room held dance/exercise sessions to your favourite vocaloid pieces!


Not forgetting the new friend I made, Martin (left most)! As usual, there were photographers and videographers roaming the venue, inviting cosplayers for pictures.


There were also a bunch of Kyojin running around with a radio blasting the theme song, lol.

Lavender here is so vibrant~



There was a dedicated area for merchandise. This was also where the autograph sessions were held. Pity I don't have many photos from this place because my camera was accidentally set to manual focus ._.



Figurines on display~

Super cute family!

It was crowded, but still quite manageable!
Food at the izakaya was pricey, but yummy!

Animecon - Stage

Of course, the stage activities are also packed back to back! In this event, there isn't a separate ticket to watch the stage events, though you'll need to show proof of your ticket when requested. And if your bag is too big, you may be asked to deposit it before entering.

There is also a special area dedicated for VIP guests to sit in.



The very funny emcees!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica







The second night of competitions where they crowned the winners. We were seated father back for this one, but the pictures looked better to me somehow?


Bride of the Water God!

There was also Pokemon~ Pretty creative costumes

Ratatouille



All in all, I enjoyed the stage events very much! Also, meeting Reika (again), Taeyeon (for the first time), Martin and many new friends, spending time with M, R and K was very very enjoyable!

My next event was -supposed- to be Natsu Matsuri in August, and STGCC in September, but since they have already passed (oops)... My next event will be AFA Indonesia! Looking forward to meeting up with more friends and making some more new ones!

Mata ne!

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