Saturday, October 18, 2014

Comic Fiesta Mini 2014 @ Penang Times Square

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Hello!!! It's been a BIG while already. I'm quite shocked knowing that I have actually didn't make any entry for almost a month!!!! However, it's not that surprising as I'm aware that as soon as the new semester starts, I would need to spend mostly of my time reading facts, principles as well as cases. So..........now I get it why I was advised study a lot harder, it takes times to read several times and then, understand the theory correctly. Also, I know it is quite late.... I mean, VERY LATE for me to post this up so again, I apologize for the delay.

From the post title it's obvious wise that this entry would be about Comic Fiesta Mini 2014 which was held on the 27th &28th of September, which is exactly around 3 weeks back.

If we compare it to last year's Comic Fiesta Mini, this time the exhibition is much more better on the arrangement since that the venue is more wider and well arranged. Another thing is that the event is in a closed area and only peoples who purchase entry ticket could be able to get into the venue instead of letting it be in a open area like last year's.





Last year I wasn't cosplaying due to the hectic I was having on my A-Level studies ,but for this year, I have been cosplaying for both days (which I have mentioned previously) so I didn't get to take many photos of cosplayers. Whenever I want to take photos there's people asking me where if they could take a photo of me, which then I missed the chance to take photos of some cosplayers. Guess it can't be helped lol. Another thing is that, some photos turned out to be blur or the proportion is not that satisfying so I'm not going to post those up.

So I did manage to take some presentable photos of the cosplayers on both respective days.








Oh, here's my friend Aki cosplaying as Megurine Luka in Love Ward version.
 




I have seen a lot of Kaneki Ken(from Tokyo Ghoul) cosplay in those 2 days and this is one of the cosplayer cosplaying as Kaneki. I was so surprise when this cosplayer this told me that it was his first time cosplaying. Despite of cosplaying fo rthe first time, he nailed the character very well!! I think I should do some self-review on my cosplay already. *laughs*



Oh wait! before I forgot! Here's the photos of my cosplay for both days. 

Photo credits to the photographer. :3

A selfie with Aki as Shiro from No Game No Life. 

For day 1 I cosplayed as Haruka Nanase as planned but for day 2 I changed my plan from Futaba to my Harajuku OC due that my wig is unable to arrive on time. OTL

Not to mentioned that I wore and walked on a 10cm platform boots on day 1, I haven't cosplay for a long time as well. Despite that it was pretty tiring but I had lot of fun during those 2 days meeting with my friends as well as getting to know some new cosplayer friends. It's very great to have more friends who are interested with the cultures!

Apparently I need to do more revision for my mid semester exam which fall on the first week of the upcoming month. However then I'm very motivated as there would be another ACG event right after the exam is over, which is COSPAR 3. Furthermore, the great news is that this time the guest lineup includes those cosplayers that I admired and Baozi Hana is in the lineup as well! I'm looking forward for another 2 days of fun meeting with all the fellow friends and cosplayers again. :D


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bingsu Sunday @ Gurney Paragon Mall

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hello! So how's the weekend? 

My friends were having their one week break from school so I was asked that whether if I'm free to hangout with them on last Sunday, and of course, I responded by joining them. I mean, how could I turn down the invitation? Unlike the past, we hardly met each other often right now. Furthermore, after the short break they will be busy preparing for their major exam (STPM) while I'll be starting the actual course, which then I'll also be a lot more busy. In fact, it'll be even difficult for us to spare times out to meet up by then. Despite that I'm having a paper on Wednesday, I spared one day out for that. (Moreover, the exam for that general subject is not that difficult. I did my studies beforehand already *laughs*)

Another thing is that this post was supposed to be published a few days ago but due to that exam as well I delayed the publishing time to revise the notes once again. (Or else, I would actually feeling guilty of being so lazy LOL!) So I apologize for that. Still, late is better than never, right? :P

As what we are acknowledged about, previously Caffe Bene is only having their outlets at Kuala Lumpur so I didn't really have the chance to visit there. However, they had finally opened their first franchising outlet in Penang on 29 of August and it's located at Gurney Paragon Mall. My friends are fanatics of Korean stuffs, including tasty Korean-related foods, so it's naturally that we would want to try the famous Bingsu since that there's the chance already. 

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Caffe Bene is a coffeehouse chain based in Seoul, South Korea, founded in May 2008 by Sun-Kwon Kim, current CEO of Caffe Bene. Caffe Bene is the largest coffeehouse in South Korea in terms of the number of stores and now frachising in various countries which includes Malaysia. They are known for their Bingsu, but they do also provide coffees, waffles, breads and some others, even confectionery. 

As for what Bingsu actually is, is a very popular and elaborate dessert in Korea, especially during the summer season. (Meanwhile, Malaysia is a tropical country. Yay for Bingsu! ) It is composed of ice shavings and various ingredients such as fruits, cereal flakes or even tteukbokki(Korean rice cake). It is often topped with ice cream or frozen yogurt. The most popular variety is the traditional patbingsu made with sweetened red beans and 'Pat' stands for red bean paste while 'Bingsu' is referring to the shaved ice.

Now lets move on to the main subject!


Since that it's Sunday and the outlet is still a new one so it's pretty crowded and we hardly get a seat at first. We actually walked to Gurney Plaza for window shopping to spend our time instead of waiting in the queue as crowds would be lessen after that. 



Right after we got our seats as well as taken our order, what we did was chatting around while waiting. Oh hey, my phone was on the table with Reika's photo on my Facebook's news feed. XD


Nevertheless, we did took selfies as well during that time. (Oh Hello!) I wore my favourite comfy knitwear from H&M and did a simple hair as well as my normal makeup. :P 


Lets get back to the main thing again, the bingsu are available with either single or double sized. The single-sized Bingsu cost RM12.80 while the double-sized Bingsu is RM22.80.


I did mentioned that they also sell cakes, bread and . I'm not sure with the price since that we only ordered Bingsu on that day because we had our lunch at Sushi Zanmai before that already, but I can tell that the price range is between RM10 - RM18.  Look at the Garlic& Cheese Bread and the Caramel Cinnamon Bread. They're so tempting!!! Maybe I shall try it next time. *laughs*





Roasted coffee beans and mug collection of Caffe Bene are also available for purchase at the outlet. They do have a very nice range of collectible mugs.


After  a few minutes we had finally get our long-awaited Bingsu! We ordered 2 Green Tea Bingsu and 1 Coffee Bingsu. The one I ordered was the Green Tea Bingsu. 
Green Tea Bingsu (Single) -RM12.80
One of of popular choice besides PatBingsu and Strawberry Bingsu. At first, I planned to order Strawberry Bingsu, but it's still not available apparently, so I choose is because that I prefer green tea over the others which are available. Well, the combination of green tea and red bean paste is definitely a splendid one! Despite that it's a Korean desserts, the combination is more likely a Japanese style which we know that Matcha with red bean is a popular combination in Japanese desserts. Also, the Bingsu has toppings with whipped cream covering the green tea gelato, red bean paste and lots of almonds and various nuts. To conclude, I would give a  4/5 for this.

Coffee Bingsu (Single) -RM12.80
Unlike the Green Tea Bingsu, this one is less sweet comparing to the combination of green tea and sweet red beans.  As for the toppings, it's almost the same with the green tea one, just that the Bingsu is topped with chocolate cereal chips, coffee gelato and Chocolate powder instead of almond chips, green tea gelato and whipped cream. Though I didn't taste it, but from what Ewen commented, it taste nice as it's not too sweet. However, the combination of coffee with sweetened red beans is a little bit awkward, so it's 3.8/5.


Though every of us ordered the single sized (and as for what you see from the photo above, the cup is just nice for a hand to grip on it), but I can say that the serving size is more than enough, you wouldn't know that how full you would be. (Unless you're a very enthusiastic eater LOL). Furthermore, the time we went to have the Bingsu is just after rain, so... you know, it's very COLD. *Shivers*
Don't judge us. Having the Bingsu was our main objective of the day, so we still go for that. :P


The shop is less crowded after about half an hour and it's more quiet and calm. (Which is what I prefer, I don't really like being in a big crowd) Thus, from the photo above you can see the interior more clearly. The environment is quite cozy. I like the analogue clock display as well as the book rack there. Too bad that the time we went in it's to crowded so I didn't managed to get a seat near there though, but it doesn't really matter.  :P

That's more or less of the review for Caffe Bene's Bingsu. I would really liked to try the breads or waffles next time, but probably till the next term break. 


Also, here's some information regarding the shop for you guys. It's located just at the opposite of H&M. :)

Caffebene
Address: 163D-1-06, Gurney Paragon Mall
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm
Website: www.caffebene.com.my
Facebook: Caffebene Malaysia

Friday, September 12, 2014

[Review] GEO Princess Mimi Almond Brown

Friday, September 12, 2014
My current semester just ended 2 days ago. Despite that I have one exam on next Wednesday, I'll be having a short break till the new semester which will commence on the last week of September.

Time goes pretty fast isn't it? I still remember that previous semester started in the mid of July and now it's just 2 weeks plus ahead to the end of September. Again, I'm still pretty unproductive on creating blog entries throughout the semester and I bet anyone would have got bored of my reason (more like an excuse) : Projects, assignments, presentation etc

I actually spend pretty much time and effort on those coursework given as I don't want to fail and repeat the courses (which is compulsory for every IPTS students) again then waste around like 2 thousand bucks for those though. Moreover, it'll be very troublesome for me as it'll be affecting my schedule in the future as my actual course will be starting in the coming semester. Speaking of the new semester, I'll have to put even more effort so that everything could paid off well. 

Anyway! As well as loving to dress nice in my everyday look , I have been a frequent circle lenses user till now and I'm wearing lenses mostly of the time whenever I'm out of home. I mean, who wouldn't want look nicer right?

Therefore, I'll be reviewing GEO's Princess Mimi Almond Brown, which is the most recent circle lenses that I've been wearing starting from the early of the month and currently still wearing. (As for the previous months I'm actually wearing Freshkon Alluring Eyes series in Winsome Brown, which you can read the review here :D)


Origin: South Korea
Diameter: 14.5mm
Base Curve: 8.6
Water Content: 38%-42%
Duration : 3 month Disposable 

I have been keen on trying this pair of lenses ever since I got interested in gyaru related beauty. Moreover the lenses are produced by the popular gyaru Tsubasa Masukawa, collaborating with GEO Medical Ltd. I bough these lenses a few months back and I was so excited when I get to try them on! 
As you can see from the picture, the lenses are quite simple, so that it would give a natural yet adorable look. 

So here's how it looks like on dark eyes like me under different lightning conditions.


And here's another one to compare. One with eye makeup on and the other one is before applying anything on.



The lenses are brown if you see from the picture which the lenses are in the lens case. However, from what I've observed is that it looks more likely to grey colour with a slightly brown tone. Even so, the overall look is still quite natural without looking exaggerated. Another thing is that colour of the lenses look more visible under conditions with flash or natural sunlight. In overall, the design is pretty much decent.

As the lenses is having diameter of 14.5mm so the enlargement is obvious wise, but still looks natural, not too dolly. I wear the lenses to class daily and having the lenses on up to 6 or 8 hours. Comfort wise,  it's really comfortable and I don't really feel any dryness throughout the times.


Comic Fiesta Mini is just a few weeks to go. Though it's still unconfirmed on whether if I would cosplay as Kise Ryouta's Genderbend or another character on CF Mini's day 2 (which the costumes are still on their way here LOL), but then the character is definitely a female character. Therefore, the eye makeup above was actually a costest I did for the cosplay.

As for some information, the cosmetics products I used for this eye makeup is as below:
- NYX's The Natural Eyeshadow Palette
- Etude House's Drawing Eyebrow #3 Brown
- Kiss Me Heavy Rotation's Eyebrow Powder #02
- Kiss Me Heavy Rotation's Eyebrow Mascara #01
- Dolly Wink's False Eyelash #02
- Kiss Me Heroine's False Eyelash #09


I'd also play around photoshopping the iris. From left to right, Normal>Harajuku kei>Some sort of Youkai eye. There's still pretty much to practice so that it doesn't look too fake like how I did there.

The lenses was bought by my own, which then the review made is based on honest thoughts. I bought the lenses from Geo Lens Town, which is an authorized seller of authentic GEO lenses and there's a lot more ranges of lenses to choose from. :)

I hope the review would help those of you who are seeking for decent circle lenses as this one. :)

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