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Saturday, January 31, 2015

My First Cosplay Experience at CICAF 2015

Hello! I am super excited to share with you my very first Cosplay experience at CICAF organized by Sawachi Entertainment
I took loads of pictures at the event. Can't resist because there were so many wonderful and colourful characters. Loved the ones with the colourful wigs.
The cosplayers really put in a lot of effort in their costumes and I truly admire them.

I was playing dress up as Ai Enma (閻魔 あい) of Jigoku Shoujo or better known as Hellgirl.
May not look completely like her as my look was simplified and not enough props. 
I'm missing the blood red eyes, tiered long hair and eye enhancements in my make up.
Just made do with what I have.

So here you go, this is my interpretation of her.
What inspired me to dress this way. 
Well, I was suppose to sing this song, KARINUI for the anime singing competition but only found out about the competition 2 days before and there seems to be an overwhelming response. I went there by 12pm to register anyway but ended up not singing cause the registered contestants was like 30 already!!!!
This was my outfit to compliment the song.

But anyway, I was there also there to catchup with some friends.
Forat and Jasmine Minori. One is a powerful and well known singer in the anime world and the other is a handsome professional photographer. 
 I was lucky to be able to witness Jasmine Minori's performance and she set the stage on fire!  Forat on the other hand did a photoshoot for me in my costume. 
The below photo was taken by Forat. Thank you for the amazing work.

 Jasmine Minori Rocks!
Watch her in action here:

 Friends I met and new friends I made at the CICAF Event.
 Kenji, Fang Kai, Shaun Lopez, Yong Kang, Rin.

Yong Kang was getting into his character Narukami Yu
OMG! He looks exactly like the character. I'm impressed!
This was one of my favourite costume. It's a lot of hardwork putting this piece together.
Check out his wings. I think it's all DIY.
Check out the other colourful costumes I spotted at the event.  So pandai posing.

 Love the hair girls.
And I was just trying to "blend in"
 This guy with the cute peace pose is a cosplayer from Taiwan. And another version of  Narukami Yu spotted (in grey hair)
Cute couple or they look more like siblings.
 Loved her overall image and outfit! She reminds me of the lead actress in Brave.
 Damsel in distress posing with Death. I must salute this guy playing Death. He creepily sneaks up on you and is soul quietly drifts among the crowd not making a single sound. He certainly lifts up to his character.
 Love the cutesy pose above and Naruto was spotted among the cosplayers.
 Look at their amazing play of colours. Characters in any possible hair colour you can imagine. Thanks for posing for my camera.
 Another cosplayer in action. I'm not good in identifying who is representing what character.
 Recognize any of these characters?
 Love her extensive look.
 Cosplayers were also given a chance to show off their outfit on stage for a cosplay competition. This was my favourite. Such charisma and stage presence.

 Cleopatra Lookalike? 

More interesting costumes sighted. This one looks MJ inspired.

 One of the contestant for the singing competition taking centre stage.

 Forat usually shoot models in Cosplay gear. Now it's my turn to snap his picture.
 Bin Yun entertaining us with her high pitched vocals. She can really hit those high notes.
Here's her wonderful performance.

 Tangkap gambar sampai macam ini. Terrornya.
 Merchandise on sale
 Kenji supporting the local anime scene by buying some momentos.

Cute merchandise on sale.
 Unique looking notebooks
 Button badge of all sorts for anime fans.

Forgive me if I cannot identify who is who as I am not an official cosplayer and this is my first time stepping into a Cosplay Event. So much to see, so much to learn. 
The art of Cosplaying is never easy.  A Big salute to all who put in so much hardwork and effort to dress up for this CICAF event. It was truly an eye opener for me.
It was a fun event! Don't you think these Cosplayers look amazing!

Maybe next time I have to learn the detailed make up of Ai Enma with tutorials like this:

Wish me luck!

Till then, my friends. 
Hope you had a great time reading and enjoy all the pictures.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CNY Charity Carnival 2015 at One City USJ 25

One City  at USJ 25 Subang Jaya will be hosting a CNY Charity Carnival from 
6th Feb - 15th Feb 2015.

Let's eat, drink and have fun!
There will be more than 50 booths selling snacks and food.
5% from the sale at the Charity Carnival will be channelled to charitable organizations.

Pagoda, the famous brand for groundnuts and premium nuts will also be channelling an additional 5% on top of the current 5% of their sale as part of their CSR campaign.

Mark your calenders. Do drop by and support them. 
Happy Shopping for the coming Chinese new Year. 
It's a good time to stock up on goodies and at the same time do your part for charity.

Come on over to One City, the Ever Happening City!
When you are at One City, don't forget to visit the Skypark at level 10 (Rooftop) too for some breathtaking view and scenery.

The below pictures were taken during the morning sunrise.
View of Putra Heights landscape from One City Rooftop.

View to One City from Jalan Kewajipan 

For details log on to:

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: Cafe Barbera, Bangsar

The next time you're at Bangsar Area (around Jalan Maarof/ Telawi) 
do swing by to Lorong Maarof because there is a hidden gem there!

Tucked away and standing tall is this classical looking building that serves up an appetite!
Cafe Barbera has so much to offer. 
Read on and you will find out the variety of Italian food  they serve.
I am simply captivated by its stand alone building that is also a perfect spot for photography, especially the romantic ones ;) wink. I can so imagine someone posing by this window.

Cafe Barbera By Day

Cafe Barbera By Night

During the night this place lights up to set the mood to romance the night away with your loved ones, complete with a heart warming meal. 
This restaurant is also a family-friendly restaurant.

The Right Ambience
Cosy Corner
The interior is classy and cosy.
Love the lights by the porch.Romantic eh?
There is even a private room for those who want some privacy.
 Cafe Barbera offers more than 20 types of coffee and I'm privileged to try out some the speciality coffee.
I first tried their Cappuccino Shakerato (RM12)
You've guessed it right! It's Cappuccino shake! 
Next I tried the Affogato (RM12) 
How can I say no to heavenly coffee with ice-cream. It tastes like paradise.
Overall there are many other types of coffee to choose from and the pricing are very reasonable given the fact that their coffee beans are imported from Brazil, Central America and Indonesia. 
Next I tried this very interesting looking coffee. I had the Napoli Coffee (RM13) which is espresso mixed with hazelnut syrup, chocolate sauce and chilled foam milk. 
The presentation looks interesting too. Ain't it a beauty?
Next I had the Cafe Latte (RM11) and Cappuccino Italiano (RM11) which looks almost the same. But in terms of taste the Latte is much lighter than the Cappucino Italiano. 
Loved the aromatic smell of the coffee. Very smooth indeed. 

Oh ...Oh...getting a little bit of coffee overdose soon. Let's move on to the yum yum food.

For food, I am simply amazed by the variety they offer. 
From appetisers and pastas to main courses and desserts. Cafe Barbera has it all.
I tried this special pizza with a combination of 2 flavours. 
Smoked Duck and Hawaian Seafood Pizza (RM33)
It's thin crusted pizza. The true Italian way.
Next I tried their special hand made pasta with a special sauce. 
This is the Tagliatelle Salmone con Gamberi Alla Griglia (RM32)
It's Salmon Fettuccine served with grilled prawns. 
Fancy name that I can't pronounce. 
The beef ribs portion was huge! So soft and tender it melts in my mouth.
This is the Costole Do Ordinamento Brasato Con Mostarda (RM45)
Basically it's Mustard BBQ Short Ribs
After the heavy stuff, I also tried their fresh and crispy croissant served with coffee caramel sauce (RM8). Such an interesting sauce. The sweet taste goes well with the croissant.
I also had some of their scones and I rate this 9/10. 
Not bad at all because it's not too dry and the outer crust is crunchy. Compine it with the jam and butter it's super yummy!
The scones set comes with a free brew coffee and it's a very cost effective set. 
Priced at only RM5.50. It's actually very filling.

For gifts, one can purchase one of these for RM50 for coffee lovers.
It comes with a free glass mug.
You must be thinking...ini ah moi makan dan minum kopi banyak banyak. 
No lah...kita share share and I get to try everything! Inilah kaki makan saya!
With mom and brother enjoying the delactable meal with me and they also shared their opinions with me.
And lastly sebagai pencuci mulut aka dessert, we tried these! 
The hot fondant served with cold vanila ice cream combined with a fruity taste of sliced orange and strawberry. Everything just compliments each other and goes very well in taste.
Food presentation pun best!
Here's a look at the coffee bar
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Gambar bersama buat kenangan sebelum berpisah.

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Cafe Barbera is located at 
18, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03- 2287 3628 

A brief history of the Barbera Coffee
Barbera coffee originated in Messina Italy, 1870. The founder, Domenico Barbera, is nicknamed the Magician for his extraordinary talent in creating great coffee taste and aroma. Upon his death, his son Antonio carried over the family’s legacy and continued to spread the business all over Sicily and Calabria.

The coffee can be found in more than 30 countries across five continents. The recipe is currently with the fifth (5th) generation member of the family, Dr. Enrico Barbera. He decided to internationalize his family’s coffee brand by starting the coffee chain across the globe.

The Concept

The unique concept of Café Barbera is based on an exceptional blend of coffee products, current food trends, and consumer demands for fresher, tastier, lighter and healthier fare. The Café Barbera concept has re-emerged as a leader in the hospitality industry, since it provides a venue to relax and savour fresh beverages and food items, efficient service, soft café seating and quite simply the best available coffee in the world.