Ok guys, you can read all the other geek sites to know how the stars Brie Larson, Gemma Chan and Samuel L Jackson fared in Singapore during the fan event. This is your aftermath post because we really want to say that wow, IT WAS GOOD.
Firstly I just want to thank the organizing staff (both Disney & MBS and whoever the ‘official’ people are), the volunteers, the security and crew because woah. It really IS good?
NOT TO FORGET THE HOSTS NIKKI MULLER AND BOBBY TONELLI. Oh mein Gott, thank you for them being the hosts.
Ok, with that said, there are minor details that can be improved on but since people do ask me what happens at these fan events, let’s do a recap for everyone.
Comic Fiesta 2018 was held at Suria KLCC (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) from 22 to 23 December. That meant we headed our way to the convention on Friday morning using Aeroline! It takes around 5 or 6 hours from Singapore but it’s so convenient since it drops us at Corus hotel which is just a short walk to our own chosen hotel above Suria KLCC.
Knowing people who keep saying they want to go to comic fiesta and then getting all surprised that wow, it’s big or crowded, well.
If you’re reading this then… THIS IS THE COMIC FIESTA SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR YOU.
You can get this box during the 12.12 Year End Sale sometime from 10-12 December. It could be one of those dates that this will be released within their time slots. They won’t say when but you can look out between those dates.
This box is costs $29 but it’s worth more than that.
You can actually check how much one of the items in the surprise box costs…
Why don’t you search how much a PRODA TWS Airplus costs?
I can tell you this is worth it if you ever wanted to buy airpods or replacement ones or a gift for someone, this is going to be waaay much cheaper especially with this surprise box.
It has its own charging case/dock. It takes 2 hours to charge from there or 45 minutes if you charge directly.
Click, click. So cool. There’s tiny “L” and “R” on the stem if you ever want to know which one goes in which ear.
And there’s the charging point.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a cable. Below the top layer of the packaging, there are instructions and a USB/lightning cable.
It was so easy to sync it to my phone too.
I tried it out and the audio quality is pretty good. So if you see me nod agreeingly, you probably won’t know if I’m listening to music via the airplus since it’s probably hidden under my tudung.
Oh! And a bonus of these surprise boxes, my cat gets to have her own box to sit in.
It’s been at least 14 years since this movie premiered but it has so much feels.
Catch the screening on 2 DEC 2018, SUN on 2:00 PM at the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE.
Sharifah Amani and Ng Choo Seong will be at this screening including Yasmin Ahmad’s sister, Orked.
There will be a Q&A session after the screening.
They will also be selling a limited number of merchandise and yeah this is the only time you can get it autographed by them. The only other way to get these books and stuff is to go to Ipoh and it’s not guaranteed that you can find all the cast and stuff again.
If you don’t know what’s the story of Sepet… well, please come watch. I don’t want to spoil you even after 14 years.
For something more contemporary, check out Crossroads: One Two Jaga
The director Nam Ron and his producer will be both introducing the film and doing a Q&A after the screening. This movie is pretty much telling the issues that we face now and I think it’s getting on Netflix too? At least from what I heard.
So you guys reading this still have time to visit it this coming weekend!
The plot of this is:
A freak solar flare on a magnitude nobody has experienced before has wrecked the Earth’s natural environment, causing volcanic eruptions and devastating oceanic activity. Infrastructure all around the world collapsed as a result and many lost their lives to the freak disaster. The world’s population was somehow reduced to its bare minimum following the end of the devastation. Only 4,169 people remain around the globe, just enough to repopulate Earth.
Following the disaster, only one woman remains in Singapore. With the 20 books she has scavenged, she has decided to set up what probably is the last remaining bookstore on earth. The rest of the bookstore is outfitted with other scavenged bits: a few paintings, an old television, a spare radio that is constantly trying to reach somebody else out there, and other bits and bobs. Everyday she waits for someone, anyone, to reach her bookstore while she finds solace in what she has. Thus begins The World’s Loneliest Bookstore.
So head on to block 7 of Gillman Barracks, 7 Lock Road, Singapore 108935. It opens from 11am to 7pm daily until the 19th of August.
I went there on national day because that was finally an open day for me to check it out.
The most “Huh, I didn’t think that would happen but I guess it’s likely” is a karaoke booth. I don’t know if it is meant to be there but it should be? But it really gives that whole if it’s a post apocalyptic world, I guess a karaoke booth would be entertainment to just sing in.
You can look around an experience yourself and even take a key from a tray.
So far that I know this is a real block and it faces towards east coast beach. If at the end of the world and you could choose pretty much any house in Singapore since there’s no one else, I would try to choose this one.
There are other addresses which are technically near my current home too.
There’s so many cats around.
Which makes sense since we have so many community cats about.
Come sit with them.
Also did I buy anything from the world’s loneliest bookstore?
I got Rachel Heng’s Suicide Club.
Head on to Gillman Barracks before it all ends for this pretty surreal and chill experience. Also since you’re there, you probably can take influenza styled photos at the pink pineapple nearby.
The Journaling Festival by Cityluxe at Millenia Walk ends on 5 August. You can check out the various activities like MT Tape aka washi tape badge making, rubber stamp “trading” and workshops on bullet journaling at their programme on their website.
It’s a “small” festival but packed with very evil items to those who like writing, journaling, sketchbooking etc because OH MY GOODNESS.
The stationery and the tapes and ink and whatnot.
The table at the bottom right is where the presentation or trading of rubber stamping and other workshops are happening there’s also some MT Tape stuff happening on the top left corner too.
The day I went had ridiculous weather, sunny and then rain and back to sun again. Anyway theDBS Marina Regatta is back! And it’s held at the Promontory from around 8am to 11pm, since you’re reading this the last weekend to catch it is this 2 and 3 June!
Don’t carry too many things because there is a bag check at the entrance for the safety of all. After that, you’re through!
It starts really early because you can join the workouts by the bay in the Play Dome, it’s near the left side of the stage if you are facing it.
BUT YEAH FREE WORKOUTS!
All you have to do is bring your own mat and wear your exercise stuff, more info on the various workout schedules is on the DBS Marina Regatta website.
Meanwhile, do pick up the bay passport when you’re there.
You have to complete various actions around the area and you might win a Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10, Scoot flight tickets to Berlin, Maldive and Kuching or any other prizes!
On an early Saturday morning I ventured all the way to 60 Jalan Penjara to visit the Citizen Farm. (Facebook is at Citizen Farm in case you want updates from them!)
There’s no penjara (jail) that I know of, just a nice edible garden farm of sorts.
My main reason was to attend the cheese making workshop by Annisa of Milky Whey Cheese who came all the way from Kuala Lumpur! (You can check out her instagram too at @milkywheycheese.)
Also that’s a chicken who was eating the mint on the other side before one of the Citizen Farm people shooed it away since his food was already in a tray.
Ohhhh my goodness. I learned how to make mozzarella cheese. The “instant” kind (aka took at least an hour) while Annisa brought some curds she had made in KL where it would take maybe 6-12 hours I think?? Anyway, since we only had 3 hours of the workshop, ours was a ‘fast mozzarella’ type.