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Tokyo Life – Part 2

27 Jul

You know it’s Summer here in Tokyo when suddenly the whole state’s super hyped up about festivals. Japan itself boosts quite a number of festivals yearly and the heat of summer ain’t gonna stop the locals from some sort of celebration.

I was blessed enough to attend a few of these festivals and experience some traditional local culture in my short weeks here.

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An Otaku August

22 Jul

It’s gonna be a hell of a month here with many big shows lined up in August. Naturally I would think cos its the Summer Holidays after all!

The delicious line up is as below. Now all I need is a sponsor and some company! Anyone?

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Tokyo Life – Part 1

15 Jul

My “All American Breakfast” here in Tokyo (strange isn’t it?) but that’s what I usually eat for breaky and lunch (cause that’s all I know how to cook anyway haha).

My first week here hasn’t been that much fun acutally. Been really busy getting lost, settling down and trying to get my immigration stuff ironed out (which is a real pain in the ass and perhaps can be written as a thesis itself). Anyway 2 weeks just zoomed by like that. So here’s what been happening so far and a sneak peek of my place.

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Studying in Japan

08 Jul

This must be a sin! I’ve haven’t updated this space for a whole month~ I do apologise but I guess that’s not what you wanna read about. LOL. Truth is I’m back to school!

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Uesugi Kenshin

08 Jun

After experimenting with Koto’s Kureha, I’ve pretty much stopped toying with my figs. I bought this poised Uesugi Kenshin from the Sengoku Rance series the moment it was released way back in April but I haven’t had the chance to photo her till now. Ought to get back to it some time.

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Kyoto – Ginkakuji (銀閣寺) Rendezvous

04 Jun

It’s been some time since I last updated my “pilgrimage”. So after the burning me eyes with the glaring Golden Temple Kinkakuji, the “Silver” one is up next. Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺, the Temple of the Silver Pavilion) is another Buddhist temple and despite its name, it’s actually made of wood. Continue reading “Kyoto – Ginkakuji (銀閣寺) Rendezvous” »

 
 

Gyan goes Bling

01 Jun

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So after they’ve tried sticking studs on fake nails, eyelashes & cool gadgets, you think they’ve got nothing else to plaster glitter on right? Wrong! These really macho machines are the latest victims! Now I know diamonds are a girl’s best friend. . . but this I think… is a little too bling and definitely on the wrong target -.-!

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Phase Impulse MG Edition

24 May

Bandai Hobby created this pretty cool site to host this awesome Phase Impulse MG Edition video to entice purchases. They’ll show you loads of cool pix and make you drool but its only download-able FOC to buyers from May 24th – August 31 2008 in Japan. But some kind soul has decided to share the wonder and thus the saying. . .”Good Things MUST Share!”

Okok I know its corny. -.-!Just Enjoy

 
 

Digital Diorama

18 May

A diorama is a model of a natural setting which shows a specific moment in time; usually an imaginative scene built using miniatures. This guy went one step further and composed some awesome Gundam Dioramas with digital art. I just find them super awesome!

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Kyoto – Kinkakuji (金閣寺) Rendezvous

17 May

I went to Kyoto on the 3rd day of my trip. This is the 2nd time I’ve been there actually and I think I prefer it more than Tokyo. Kyoto is ooooold – and she sweeps a sense of nostalgic ancient history through its streets. That’s what I love about it. It’s exactly a well blended mix of classic &  modern culture,just less haste & waste. Established in 794, Kyoto retains its unique position as the country’s historical and cultural heart and believe it or not, its the birthplace of the spirit and technology of traditional Japan.

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Odaiba Rendezvous

14 May

Towards the end of my trip the sky darkened and drizzled as if it knows I’ll soon stop contributing that vigorously to Japan’s economy. LOL I went to Odaiba on the very last day of my trip hoping to attend the Super Comic City convention taking place that day but as it turned out I was pulled away by the mysterious dark aura in the sky. The weather matched my mood and the air was exhilaratingly fresh, but the face of chibi statue of liberty. . . – was horribly black.

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Happy Mother’s Day

11 May

Nekoguchi wishes everybody a fabulous Mother’s Day!

Mother’s day falls on the 2nd Sunday of May for most countries. This day was decided to commemorate all mothers for well, just being a Mom! It’s not an easy “job” considering its a 24 hour, no salary, no over time pay, no annual and medical leave entitlements and definitely no mobile phone subsidy kindda job. So common, give your mom 2 hugs today!

I truly admire and appreciate mine! Just this morning she was still sweeping and mopping the floor away and like all mothers, when I extended my help, she brushed me off asking me to go get breakfast instead.

It’s my mom’s birthday today too and I’m not gonna squirm by combining 2 presents into one for her. I bought her curry and butter crabs (her favourite) instead LOL. ok so does that count as two separate gifts?

What did you get for your Mom on Mom’s day?

 
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Tokyo Tower Rendezvous

10 May

Tadaima! –

Sorry for the long wait but I’m back~ from my rendezvous in Japan! Well, not entirely back~ I think only this empty shell of a body came back. I’m quite certain I left my heart and consciousness there, together with a few strands of hair and perhaps a quarter of a million expired cells! LOL .

Okay, actually this soulless body has been back for about 5 days but because work missed me so much, I bounced back to it immediately – but only to find a mountain of crap waiting for me to clear. Yeah what a drag.

Anyway, I’m in the middle of processing all the peeks! Am starting off with the famous Tokyo Tower for this string of Rendezvous updates.

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Escape!

20 Apr

OK! My “Get-up-and-go” has just “Got-up-and-went”!

I’m leaving!!!

I’ve finally creamed clobbered, minced, vaporized, kissed off, knocked off, slapped off my work to kingdom come! For 2 weeks, I will run! So then, there may not be much happening here at nekoguchi within these two weeks.

Well. . .not that there’s pretty much happening here lately because. . . all the happening’s at work! LOL. (And I’m real sorry for that) (-.-)

I escaping to somewhere where they have nicer ebi & pork burgers (hint hint ^_^)and you’ll be sure to hear of it when I’m back. Meanwhile, hang in there! *grinz*

 
 

Ice Rain

12 Apr

Stumbled upon an email with nature’s beauty attached. Indeed its the brilliant work of Mother Nature. I know its Spring now in most countries but I’ve really never set eyes on such before. I wonder how the ice actually forms! Perhaps a heavy shower then a sudden drop in temperature? It even has the patterns on the leaves. . . like a cold icy replica of the real thing. The location in the photos was said to be somewhere in South China. Needless to say one can never find such beauty from where I come from.

More pictures after the jump ->

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Experimenting Kotobukiya’s Kureha

08 Apr

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I chanced upon Kotobukiya’s release of Kureha, bought her on impulse and the rest was history. . . Well not exactly history. Started photographing and experimenting with feathers. Was trying to get that heavenly, slightly over exposed look but it was already dark and I had terrible lightning in da house. I sent a couple to Zinc and he gave them a complete cosmetic surgery. It turned out gorgeous! So have decided to begin and end them with, in this post together with a “new” gallery for easier viewing.

more after the jump

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Final Fantasy Vs Dead or Alive 2

28 Mar

It’s better if you watch Part One before you click on the big play arrow.

Part two of Dead Fantasy (actually that’s the name of the video) is finally out! Back in October last year we’ve posted about this orsum video by Monty Oum that literally gave me a whopping jaw drop and ripped my eyes out with its mind blowing render of action kicks. It was revealed that there would be 5 episodes altogether Ψ(`∇´)Ψ. While part one ended with a cliff hanger when Tifa came to the rescue, part two had that FF chick in sizzling bicycle hot pants’ make an appearance (and a face) too! Didn’t know her to be erm that powerful though. As usual, no scratch, no messy hair & no friction on their shoes! Makes me wanna be a game babe too! Well anyway, let’s just cut to the chase and click away cos part two is just equally exaggerating! (-.-)!

Read more about its producer here.

 

 
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Jumbo Zeta Gundam

27 Mar

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The Jumbo Zeta was released this month. I haven’t seen it much in the stores yet but the Zeta 006 Gundam is my favourite Gundam. I’ve had 8 Zetas so far (including a customised air brushed Red Snake from Zinc as my hatch day pressie) I think I’m going get this jumbo one just to feed my Zzzz fetish! LOL !

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Modified Danbo

23 Mar

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We’ve seen an increase in modified gundams, but people are getting into the mood of modifying revoltech danbos too! At first glance, I thought this was another one of those heavily cosmetic uplifted peektures like the white Gundam Exia. But then now I think it’s literally 5 danbos in one.

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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

22 Mar

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I stumbled upon this site with absolutely eye popping gorgeous peektures of the prologue game that hit 1 million pre orders. Makes me wonder how many will the full version of the game fetch! I must say that while I was submerged at the whip hands of work, Japanese lessons and the whole house shifting + unpacking saga, I haven’t had much chance to do justice to the set & the game that my good ‘o friends bought me for X’mas last year… much less screen capture nice pix and post it up. I swear after smashing my brains with da knock out images I’m so going to set up my PS3 like. . . ok tomorrow morning! (ya ya it’s still in da box) -.-!

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More peektures after the jump.

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