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Sunday, September 22, 2013

[Lolita] Lost in Sea Blue by Krad Lanrete

All photos are property of Krad Lanrete unless otherwise stated.

At the point of typing this post, I am rather sad because I missed this completely >.> I actually had the urge to reserve this dress because the jellyfish print was so pretty *A*

There was also a maximum number of 3 pieces you could buy per person. Krad Lanrete plans to release this print again next year, so if you missed this round, you can try again next round!

Lost in Sea JSK

The JSK comes in two colours, dark blue and light blue. They also come in either the short or the long version. I really like the dark blue because of the colour gradation. T.T They are just so pretty. I really like the gold ornaments that come with the dresses.

The back lacing

Lost in Sea Accessories

Headband & wristcuffs, in the same matching colours, but it looks like it's silver ornaments rather than gold. When it comes to the accessories though, I prefer the dark blue ones to the light blue.

As an indie brand, it has gained popularity with its original prints and good workmanship, especially since M. Here's a good review on them, and here's a not-so-happy one. Decide for yourself.

Signing off,


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

[anibee] Ani-Music: Eir Aoi

Good day fellow anibee readers~!

Today I'll introduce one of the anisong singers who graced AFA Indonesia 2013 just this month!

Promo Image for album BLAU. Photo from Comtrya.

Eir Aoi (藍井 エイル) is a Japanese singer from Sapporo, Hokkaido and is signed to SME Records. She was discovered through the Nico Nico Douga video sharing website.

Though Aoi had been singing since high school, her official debut only came in 2011, when she released Memoria,  first ED song to the 2011 anime series Fate/Zero. BARKS once gave the comment on their surprise on her ability to sing ^^

Promo Image for MEMORIA. Image from BARKS.

Her second single "Aurora" was released on September 5, 2012, which is used as the fourth opening theme song to anime Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. Her third single "Innocence" was released on November 21, 2012, which is used as the second opening theme song to anime Sword Art Online.

Promo Image for SIRIUS. Image from Comtrya.

Her fifth single "Sirius" will be released on November 13 this year, to be used as OP song of animeKill la Kill.

So far, only one of her singles have not been used as an anisong. In addition to her singles, she has released a full-length album of 14 songs, BLAU. If I had to really nitpick, I would say that her songs so far are mostly full of strong and fast rhythms. I would like to hear a slow ballad from her one day~ ^^

Eir Aoi performing at Sakura Con 2013. Photo by RadiantDreamer.

I had the greatest opportunity to catch her live at AFA Indonesia and boy, was she amazing! A jam-packed performance with 8 powerful songs, she delivered all of them without a hitch! Good news for all those who have yet to hear her live: She will be singing for AFA SG Day 2, alongside LiSA and May'n! Tickets are already available, so get them while you can!

Eir Aoi at AFA Indonesia 2013. Photo from Anime Festival Asia FB.
Find out more in the links below!

Signing off,


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Post-AFAID13 | Day 4


Today is THE DAY

1) we get lots of cool conversations
2) we get to eat with almost all the guests (Ying Tze & Angie were eating with the AFA Cafe peeps)
4) *coughgossipcough*
3) I abandoned Boss Raistlin to hang out more with Pinky & Reika XD

Here's a photo of us all in the car to lunch! Photo from Raistlin.

Was helping Raistlin to pack the 3D gear, exploded into laughter when I saw all the signatures at the bototm of the box, all the people who had used this 3DMG XD He had a hard time trying to sign it because it was at the bottom on the really long box (opened it the wrong way up).


Had lunch at a nearby mall, at an Indonesian food place. While flipping through the menu, Raistlin's super sharp eyes caught this:


So we decided to order one and share with the entire table XD It was more a milkshake than juice, really. Kaname was using English quite effectively during lunch XD

K: Nohomo, nodurian, nospicy.
S: Nojapanese, englishonly
K: ...
S: ^^V
-everybody claps-

But hey! Kaname has pretty good English. We told him that Clive had a cosplay-themed wedding, and he asked "Is it a popular style of wedding in Singapore?" to which all the Singaporean's answered "Nonononono -hands crossed-".

The hosts even got Reika and Kaname more mango delights because they heard mango was expensive in Japan.

Photo from Reika.
The hosts also got all of us so much fooooood I was so stuffed and couldn't finish ;_;

Nasi Uduk, if I'm not wrong lol. Like Nasi Lemak!

Apparently Jakarta has so many malls now that the government no longer issues permits to contractors who want to build malls XD

Since our flights were pretty late, we took a trip to Grand Indonesia to have some drinks and chat at socialhause!

The people who cannot really stand smoke XD
Grand Indonesia really looks like a typical SG mall XD

Except maybe with a bit cooler architecture XD And probably bigger than any of our malls XD It has an east mall and a west mall. M said that it was a combination of a few malls, actually.

And then there was a mad rush to take photos together with everyone while waiting for the car to transport the four of us to the airport XD

Emi went 'boohoo' and they all joined in T.T Save for Naru lol.

Throughout the car journey, Kaname and Reika were like \(^∀^)メ(^∀^)ノ while Raistlin and I were like (。-ω-)zzz So impressed by the amount of energy they have!

Reached the airport and checked in~! There were some lucky fans who managed to recognise them at the airport XD Many thanks to Stella who was there for another friend; Jakarta airport isn't as easy to navigate as Changi >.< Also many thanks to Alex who accompanied and helped us all the way to the boarding gate!

Turns out our boarding gates and just next to each other, and our flights are 5 minutes apart XD So we had a rather leisurely walk to the boarding gates XD Stopped for a bit because Kaname got sucked into a shop to buy omiyage for everyone back home.

So close to each other we can see each other's planes lol.

Time skip to HOME!

Thank you for all the coscards~!

Did I mention that Reika has the cutest LINE stickers I have ever seen? She's so kind and friendly~ I had a lovely chat with her on the way to the boarding gate <3

Kaname too! When I was struggling with producing proper Japanese sentences, he told to me to take my time to think and speak Japanese so nice ;_;

Ying Tze & Angie are really friendly too~! Ying Tze coined the term 'Team Raisin' LOL.

Pinky! Been her long time fan haha XD She's also a very humble and caring person <3

Yay done with this event~! Time to start catching up on work and anibee posts /shot

Signing off,


Friday, September 13, 2013

[Event] AFA Indonesia 2013 Day 3


So Day 3 wasn't so relaxing like Day 2, but the crowd seem to have subsided somewhat. Helped Raistlin to assemble his 3D gear before we went to the venue to prepare for the Meet & Greet.

P.S. Also helped to sew a button for his Ikki costume on Day 2. Many thanks to Caroline (Clive's wife) for having needle and thread \o/

Walked into the male dressing room, AND THEN THIS HAPPENS


Turns out the female dressing room is just separated by those movable barriers, so we created a tiny space to cross instead of going out of the room and coming back in from the other door XD

Meet & Greet Pt. 2

So this time, we had all guests to attend the Meet & Greet session, including Raistlin & Pinky!

You could bring merchandise to sign, shirts, and even Kyojin masks LOL.

Crazy crowd as usual!

Photog wall
It was quite impressive that whenever the queue had a bit of gap to reveal Kaname and/or Reika, the whole crowd will go "KANAME/REIKA x100" and then they will pose and the crowd goes wild!!!! then the staff will ask them to step back again. Repeat this another 20-30 times.

I very hardworking. Take photo of my boss being hardworking.


We were supposed to go straight to the SnK booth for a photoshoot session, but Reika wanted to see the AFA Cafe, so the whole entourage took a detour XD

I love how Reika is still being in character for this XD 

Heichou style. Reika said that the cup is really hot, to be holding it like that XD

Photoshoot at SnK Booth

Anyone who was cosplaying SnK could join the group photo!

The Armored Kyojin cosplayer had special treatment!


Halfway through the day, we were all hungry. So, I bought takoyaki for Raistlin, Kaname and me. 美味い!

DO YOU KNOW? Both jackets belong to Reika! *coughlazycough* XD

HUAT AH XD Photo by Zainal Naru.

RCC Preliminaries 

After resting in the room for a bit, we headed out to watch the preliminaries! 20 teams OTL.

Here another picture of my handsome boss

Special SnK Peformance

(Come and watch the unofficial version XD)

By Lunar Cosplay Team! Kaname and Reika watched the performance from my camera XD At some point, someone walked into my view and Reika went 'no go away' in Japanese SO CUTE. Kaname was quite impressed that everyone sort of knew it was him who fell out of the Titan from the start XD

Group photo

After that was the prize giving. I gave up taking photos because of the sheer number of people who were at the front of the stage. You know, I understand that Kaname and Reika are worth fangirl-ing about (yes I do internally kyaaaa because of them sometimes), but sometimes I think that the audience can pay just a bit more attention to the person who is talking.

Shall wait for the official photos of the performances~

On a happier note, I was really impressed by the high level of cosplay the competitors presented! Somersaulting in armor cosplays wow. The winner really deserves the win~ I think it will be tough for Singapore to beat them, no matter how proud I am of my own home team (which hasn't even been decided) :P

During the talk segment (while waiting for results), Kaname and Reika were both taught choice words from Bahasa XD And Kaname mentioned about how much effort he spent into making the brown loincloth-thingy such that when he bends down you get a glimpse of his butt that he's so confident about, lolwhut!

Camwhore time~!

All taken with the trusty iPhone4~

Sora! Love her much <3

Another LO, Yuka, who was super friendly too!


Clockwise: Kaname, Angie, Reika, Ying Tze


One more thing to look forward to is that we took a BTS VIDEO together~! By one of the official videographers there. I hope I do see it! It has Shingeki no Doraemon LOL

The day was really fun but tiring too OTL Reika snoozed on her chair when we got back. It was fun watching Kaname and Reika squeeze all their presents into the bags they had to transport them back to the hotel XD

Signing off,