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    • MEFCC
      Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) is the Middle East's largest convention for all things comics, Sci-fi, Marvel, DC, games, anime, manga and more. MEFCC has been around for 3 years now and continues to grow with attendances reaching 35,000 this year. I was invited to MEFCC for the previous 2 years but couldn't make it but am so glad that I m […]
    • Akihabara Shops 14
      Its that time where we go walkies around the holy land - Akihabara in Tokyo! Get off at Akihabara station on the JR Yamanote line to place yourself instantly in the center of Japanese Pop Culture.Places visited today includes Radio Kaikan, Mulan, Kotobukiya, Sega, Sofmap, Akiba Cultures Zone, Animate, Toranoana, Gamers and other small otaku stores in the bac […]
    • Moekana Second Edition
      What is Moekana? Moekana is a set of illustrated flash cards to help you learn the basic Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. The pack of 56 different Moekana cards feature cute Japanese stylized illustrations that make learning Japanese fun and easy - but don't take my word for it......just ask one of the tens of thousands of folks worldwide wh […]
    • Kizuna Yumeno
      Since Chitose got an upgrade to her profile page on her birthday, many Kizuna fans have asked me to do the same for Kizuna-chan as well. Kizuna also seems to be getting popular lately. Like Chitose, Kizuna gets a fresh set of wallpapers too. .posts-show-content #character_carousel .item { padding: 0px; border: none; } .posts-show-content #character_carousel […]
    • Japan Cherry Blossom
      Tis nearing the end of the cherry blossom (Sakura) season in Japan right now and here are a collection of this years bloom. Today we take a lookie around Nakameguro, Ueno Park, Negishi Forest Park (Yokohama) and Musashikoyama.Cherry blossoms in Japan only last a couple of weeks. Folks usually flock to spend time walking and talking under the blossoms - this […]
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Maple country here I come.

Last year really wanted to take a trip north to Canada. Planned to hop on a car and visit the capital – Toronto, Montreal, and on my way back to stop by Niagara falls. But considering that hellish petrol prices that we had last summer, whole trip could tear a huge hole in my budget. Instead I spent summer scowing around Catskill mountains.

Now, in the middle of the winter, petrol isn’t that pricey, so it was decided to spend New Year holidays in Montreal. sounds like a nice idea to me, at least there will be snow there, and just maybe a whole lots of it. Man, I’m so very much sick and tired of spending New Year without snow.

So I’m packing right now, surely will be quite cold there, took several warm sweaters with me. Will depart overnight and will be there by dawn. Looking forward for a fun time there…

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1/100 Strike Freedom Gundam: full burst mode. Asembly complete.

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First time building an MG kit. Second time building a Gundam, heh. Started a little bit slow. Took me about two days to assemble whole kit. Darn, so many pieces, and that gold plated parts, have to be careful not to scrape the paint.
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Another Pre-Christmas Acquisition

Recently, I’ve introduced myself to a Gundam modeling. As it tunned out to be, this hobby is addictive as hell!

Shortly after fully assembling my first model, I ordered another three. Using those Christmas online sales in full.

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My biggest acquisition so far, and my first Master Grade Gundam that I shall be putting together – Striker Freedom Gundam “Full Burst Mode”. Actually, package arrived yesterday, but I was too involved with the kit, to scramble a posting. Writing this a day later have different views on the build.
Peculiar fact is that, at first I didn’t want to paint this Gundam at all, giving it a second thought, I have to drop some paint on it no matter what.
As far as the other two kits go, I have something in mind for them as well.
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Way to build a snow mountain.

Back overseas I do remember snow being loaded on trucks and taken outside the city to melt. Here, shovel trucks and huge tractors just pile it all up somewhere in the corner. Here’s one of several gigantic snow mounds on the parking lot of a local shopping mall.

Vocaloid attack.

First order from AmiAmi – a set of Nendoroid-Petit by GoodSmile Company.

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For quite some time wanted to get a set of vocaloid characters, and here they are.
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And then it really started to snow.

It is true what they say: “Be careful what you wish for.” In previous article I was elaborating on how we finaly got some snow this season. And here we have it, and whole lot of it. Was literaly digging out my car this morning.

Night in the City.

Well, seems like it had become a habit for me to go out to the City almost every weekend. Not like I don’t like it, it’s just uncommon to me. And just this afternoon we finally got snow in New York City, it started snowing around 2 o`clock in the afternoon, we’ll probably get around 1.5 to 2 centimeters of snow tonight.

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Departing from Brooklyn, tracks and platform already lightly covered with snow.
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Window shopping in the City.

Once a month every Tuesday New York Exchange User Group Meet takes place at Microsoft offices on Manhattan. Couple of months ago I had a pleasure of becoming a member. Haven’t closely used Exchange server in any of it`s versions ‘till senior project came along and I had to deploy one in production environment. It was somehow easy to master, though it is so much more to learn about it’s livers.
Clocked out off work early this morning and went to the City to see Christmas decorations, specifically Lord and Taylor store windows. It has become a tradition for Lord and Taylor, Marshals and alike, to decorate their windows with holiday themes.

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View of the store from across the street.
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12 days of christmas Indian style.

Stumbled across hilarious re mastering of a famous Christmas song “12 Days of Christmas”.
Totally insufficient… whatever he’s singing out there, everybody!

Tank got a mobile armor unit under his command.

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So, the build is over. Spent about 6 hour over two days on this Gundam, care to remind that was my first build, but everything went smooth, though.

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And here we have it: 1/100 Vent Savior Gundam from Seed vs. Astray.
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