Comic Fiesta 2017 at KLCC Recap!

Hi, the group went to Comic Fiesta at KLCC in 2017! It’s been a while since CF was back to KLCC so we were excited to go since it’s so easy to get there from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by bus and stay at Trader’s hotel which is above the convention centre.

And also because I could eat Halal food like Din’s since that’s not available in Singapore.

If you wanted a tl;dr version of Comic Fiesta 2017, you can watch the video above! It was an exciting weekend that I had to split it into three posts. This one is going to be a combined 2 days of CF post.

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Perspectives with Kelly Marie Tran & Norman Tan

On 26 November 2017, Apple at Orchard Road (Apple Orchard, really…) hosted a special event called Perspectives with Kelly Marie Tran & Norman Tan!

As readers of my blog would possibly know who Kelly is since a bunch of you guys are nerds like me, you would know her as Rose Tico from Star Wars in the upcoming The Last Jedi. Norman Tan is the moderator and he’s the Editor-in-Chief of Buro 24/7. He’s a really good moderator and the whole event was pretty smooth.

It started a with a screening of the trailer (some people screamed No if you listened properly because I know they were trying to avoid seeing anything until the movie appeared) and a secret behind the scenes segment starring Kelly Marie Tran. Maybe it’ll be put in the main BTS of The Last Jedi but from what we saw, it was kind of touching also? To at least know how she ended up in the role.

Trailer over, some of Singapore’s 501st marched in to stand to the side to welcome her.

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12.12 Lazada Surprise Boxes!

You might have missed Pocky day or 11/11 Surprise Boxes day from Lazada but fret not. It’s back for 12/12! 12 December is the day that you probably shouldn’t miss.

For just $29, you can get surprise boxes with items worth more than $100 and if you aren’t in time to purchase the boxes, there’s still a sale on Lazada with discounts up to 90%.

Anyway, you’re probably here to know what’s the Asus x Lazada surprise box. Just know that all boxes might not be the same but it is still worth $100.

If this is the first time you’re trying this, here’s a plan.

  1. Log into your Lazada account ( If you’re one of the first 100 new customers, use this code: LAZOR2017NEW , you’ll get 18% off and it’s capped to $11!)

  2. Get ready to shop by clicking my link here. It’ll take you to the surprise box page straight away.
  3. Refresh/ click on the box you want to buy, QUICK QUICK. Put it in your cart!
  4. Purchase

And that’s how to buy a surprise box. You won’t really know what’s inside but it’s like a happy surprise to you.

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PAX Australia 2017

PAX Australia was at the Melbourne Convention Centre and it’s so easy to get to from the airport.

Basically I took a Skybus to the city and from there you could either take a city hotel shuttle or pretty much just walk.

Anyway this was my first ever PAX! So yay.

It ran for three days and it’s purely a gaming convention with panels, competitions and well, gaming.

It’s very exciting if you like games, really. Also, the cosplay scene is much more ‘chill’ compared to Singapore but the gaming scene is more intense because this is like THE gaming convention event of the year.

From digital to analogue, it was pretty much play time or get gear for your gaming.

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Gamestart 2017! And SEA Summit…

It’s been a few weeks since Gamestart was over but this year, they held SEA SUMMIT at the Pixel Building and while it was free, you had to register for it. Mainly it had industry talks about gaming.

I went to the “last” day because it had more talks about esports and streaming. If I’m not making a game or in a company making or writing one, at least I can learn more about streaming it.

The keynote on that Friday was by Yoko Taro and he did give an insightful general theme of how characters for his games are made and the story.

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A Better Florist than me

I didn’t know A Better Florist was actually a real shop! I mean, there had to be one because it does free same day deliveries of bouquets and flowers but I thought it had been in some “industrial”or some hipster space because it was founded like a startup.
It’s actually a real florist shop, of course mainly they deal with online purchases but ok, what a revelation.
Anyway, on a nice Saturday afternoon I was there to join their flower arrangement workshop. It’s usually held twice or thrice a month and you can look at their flower arrangement worskhop classes here on their Event Brite.
So you know, instead of just buying bouquets from them, you can actually learn how to make a basic one.
Firstly, we learned how to dethorn our roses and there is a “kiap-er” which helps you take out the thorns. Our instructor told us to leave a few leaves (heh) on top for aesthetic and guided us step by step to prepare the flowers, their names and the type of plant they are.
I mean, you get a bunch of flowers but you need to still pretty them up by removing leaves, thorns, stray stems and all.

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Hunting down the geocaches

Saturday was mainly for doing influenza things but I managed to meet up with Raven Silvers for a few geocaches.

Ok firstly we met up near Wisma and just stared at the staff making Pablo cheese tarts. It’s pretty soothing and fun to watch them pour the cheese into the crust and pretty much bake it.

After that we went hunting for geocaches!

This was also where the alleged Ixalan (Magic: the Gathering) trackable was last spotted but NO. IT IS GONE so oh well. Gotta be vague cause we don’t want spoilers for people who hunt down caches.

We got to at least log down and oh, maybe next time I’d leave something for the next geocacher to take since there’s space for small things.

WHERE ARE YOU IXALAN TRACKABLE? If you’re still in Singapore at least I can log you.

Then we had lunch at Cineleisure because there’s this new fish and chip shop there in the basement. Still not yet time for me to head to my own thing in the afternoon so we squeezed in another hunt.

Anyway, IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE THE IXALAN TRACKABLE IN SINGAPORE IS… well, comment me. I want to hunt it down.

Singapore Night Festival 2017


Check out the Night Fest happening from 18 August to 26th!

And guess what, it’s all FREE!! Well, except for some venues it’s free but with one drink purchase cause it’s a bar of sorts. But mostly free! Lots of art performances and oh hey GrappleMax is having a show too! Ok, I’m biased, it’s cause it is FREE I want you all to watch because wow, ok I did go to their showcase before and it is entertaining (plus I also tried out their sessions).

You get more info here. Or just put it in your calendar that it’ll be on 24 Aug & 25 Aug, 7pm – 7.30pm, 9.15pm – 9.45pm at SMU, The Pit.

They’re entertaining and work hard to put up their performances so, catch a show.

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In which I finally went to Pesta Ubin

Pesta Ubin 2017 was on 15 and 16 July and I wanted to go to it at least once since I kept putting it off for the previous years.

This year would be the year I woke up and actually headed there for the festival.

To head to Pulau Ubin, I went to Changi Point Ferry Terminal nearby Changi Village and pretty much got my money ready. It’s $3 per trip (from the time of my post) to get there so please have exact change.

If you guys are wanting to have an Ubin adventure, don’t forget to keep some cash since there’s no ATMs on the island (that I know of). And no, you don’t need a passport to get to Ubin. You just need 12 people to fill up the boat or if you’re impatient, pay the captain $36 all by yourself.

Once I reached there, I finally got to try the famous Ubin lontong. It’s just to the left of the boardwalk after you’ve reached Ubin.

I call this a success since I reached there around 10am and yes, it is so rich (lemak) and the sambal was hot (pedas) but not overwhelming. Paired with just teh, this was a good start of my Ubin adventure.

I wanted to geocache but realized I totally needed gloves for some of the places and there were too many people around so I hecked that and went on with the festivities for the day instead.

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