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      Back in 2013, the Japanese government appointed me as a member of the "Creative Industries Internationalization Committee" [クリエイティブ産業国際展開懇談会] (CIIC) which was an initiative by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). Today I'm pleased to let you know that the Japanese Cabinet has now appointed me as a member of their "Cool Japan St […]
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      We had a great turnout for our first Mirai Photo Walk which was held in Tokyo on Feb 15th 2015. Despite the short 2 day notice, 30 people turned up for the networking event where we walked around to take photos, exchange ideas and contact details too. Folks from all corners of the world joined us including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, England, […]
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      Its that time of year again - when everything grinds down to a halt for Chinese and Korean folks around the world to celebrate the lunar new year. Even though I come from a Chinese background, being brought up in the UK, I had now idea how important the lunar new year was until a few years ago when I spent CNY (Chinese New Year) in Malaysia - CNY is a *big* […]
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      Mirai Photo Walk - a networking gathering where I take you on a walk around areas which I feel are photogenic - we take photos, learn new camera techniques and network with each other. Some of us have been taking photos for a while and usually (when asked) share our knowledge on the subject ranging from camera settings, lenses, post processing software, work […]
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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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