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  • Twitting From the Inside of Iron Shell

    • UPS lost my package with 32GB HP Touchpad ordered from bestbuy.com on last minute fire sale. AARGH! 4 years ago
    • Just Pre Registered for Otacon 2011! C U in Baltimore. 4 years ago
    • Passing through Philly on the way back from a business trip. Having a Philly cheese steak at a local diner. 4 years ago
    • Hokkaido fair at Mitsuwa supermarket. Having a great miso ramen. 4 years ago
    • Aquarium with electronic fish. aka Secret Project.: http://wp.me/pGGTX-aw 5 years ago
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    • SONY X Smart Doll
      I'm currently in Taipei right now and have a series of good news starting with a collaboration between Sony and Smart Doll ^o^Syntrend is a new mall that opened very recently in Taipei - it's a stylish lifestyle-type mall that has been designed to cater for all ages through its snazzy look and feel. Syntrend is known as 三創數位生活園區 in Chinese and can […]
    • Desk Diary 20150823
      The layout of things have changed quite a bit since the previous desk diary and there is now more to cover - my workspace at the office and home and now also our first ever retail store. It's been rather hectic of late - since we last spoke, we attended and rolled out booths at Anime Festival Asia Thailand, Anime Expo in LA, SMASH in Sydney and I'm […]
    • Mirai Easy Card Taiwan
      Following on from Malaysia Touch n Go, I'm pleased to announce that our mascot character Mirai Suenaga has now become Taiwan's electronic payment card "Easy Card" (悠遊卡 roughly pronounced "youyou ka"). Easy Card is used to pay for services like the metro, buses, taxis and can also be used at many convenience stores etc.There are […]
    • Kinokuniya Singapore x Smart Doll
      I'm pleased to announce that Kinokuniya is now an official retailer of Smart Doll ^o^ Starting off with the Singapore flagship store (Takashimaya 4th Floor @ Ngee Ann City). If you want to reserve yours for pickup then call them on +65 6737 5021 Smart Doll 001 Mirai Suenaga and 002 Kizuna Yumeno are available now and retail for 789.90 SGD but (!) if you […]
    • Chibi Figures
      Continuing from yesterday's Hobby Maker Show post - chibi figures. Mostly Nendoroids. I regularly come across folks who are not really into the chibi form - how about you? Same here - I didnt really like them at first but they kinda grew on me when I started to indulge in Nendoroids.
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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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