31 December 2012

Year in Review 2012



The Calendar Year 2012 has come to a close and the time has come to take a good look back at what has happened throughout the year, what I have done, and what I have achieved thus far. I am very happy to share with everyone that the Calendar Year 2012 has been an awesome and memorable journey for me!


24 December 2012

League of Legends Journal



I have been playing League of Legends (PC) for quite some time since I first started back during the month of August 2012 and I will be sharing my journeys and progress in the fields of justice thus far.

17 December 2012

EOY Cosplay Festival 2012



EOY Cosplay Festival 2012 is a community-based Japanese Popular Culture event held at the Marina Barrage in Singapore on 09 December 2012. Like-minded folks flocked to grace the event and celebrated their interests and passion in Japanese Popular Culture through Cosplay, Stage Performance, or simply shopping for related merchandises.


10 December 2012

Garena Carnival 2012



Garena Carnival 2012 is a game convention hosted by Garena Singapore which took place on 24 & 25 November 2012 @ Bugis+ (formerly known as iluma) in Singapore. Many like-minded folks attended the event to celebrate their interest and passion in playing games such as League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, BlackShot, and MStar.

03 December 2012

Singapore Learn Japanese 2012



Singapore Learn Japanese 2012 is a community event hosted by comrade Danny Choo to share his interests, hobbies, passion, knowledge, skills, and experience of learning the Japanese Language & Culture with anyone (including non-Singaporeans) in Singapore who is able to be there @ Jurong Regional Library to attend his talk.

26 November 2012

Culture Japan Night (Singapore) 2012



Culture Japan Night (Singapore) 2012 is an annual community, commercial, and industrial networking event organized by comrade Danny Choo and attended by folks who share common interests and passion in Japanese Popular Culture.

19 November 2012

[Event Coverage] Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2012



Anime Festival Asia 2012 (AFA'12) happened on the 09 - 11 November 2012 @ The Singapore Expo Halls 8 & 9! Many exhibitors and artists came to set up their booths to offer their goods and services as well as to showcase their latest works while many visitors, cosplayers, and photographers flocked to the event grounds to grace the experience of an Anime Convention!

12 November 2012

Melanie Joanne Cosplay



Melanie Joanne is a cosplayer who has entered and continues to grow in the local cosplay scene of Singapore.

05 November 2012

[Event Preview] Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2012



Immerse in the latest trends and content of Japanese anime and popular culture this November, as Anime Festival Asia 2012 (AFA2012) returns to Singapore. Top tier anisong artistes, the latest content and a multi-national team of maids and butlers were among the early highlights announced today, as the festival organisers gave a preview of its three-day extravaganza from 9 to 11 November. Top Japanese record labels and management companies will also set up showcases during the festival, giving visitors a holistic view of the Japanese entertainment industry's latest offerings. - Anime Festival Asia 2012

The long awaited Anime Festival Asia 2012 (AFA'12) is finally here! I am pleased to write and share my very own event preview about AFA'12, with my valued readers! Let us take a look at what is in it for AFA'12!

29 October 2012

Figma Akemi Homura



From the popular anime 'Puella Magi Madoka Magica' comes a figma of the mysterious Puella Magi, Homura Akemi!
- Good Smile Company

This is the very first time I am using my Canon EOS 600D with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II for an indoor Anime Figure Photoshoot. The photos as shown in this article are nowhere near perfection as I am still on the learning journey towards fine Anime Figure Photography! ^^;

22 October 2012

[Anime Review] Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai



Hasegawa Kodaka is a recent transfer student to St. Chronica's Academy, a Catholic high school. As with every other school he has ever attended, he finds it difficult to make friends there because of his naturally-blond hair and fierce-looking eyes, which make him look like a dangerous "yankee" to his prejudiced schoolmates.

One day, Kodaka accidentally comes across the equally solitary and very abrasive Yozora Mikazuki while she converses with her imaginary friend Tomo. Realizing that neither of them have any social lives, they decide that the best way to improve their situation is to form a club: the Neighbor's Club precisely intended to make friends and learn social skills.
- Anime News Network

15 October 2012

Why I Dropped Out of Polytechnic


Readers and followers who have read through my Profile Page would have noticed that I have a funny educational background entry which is graduating from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Games Design & Development (Incomplete). So what exactly happened and why did I made this hard decision which many others would not even consider?

08 October 2012

Danny Choo



Danny Choo resides in Tokyo and runs a small media production company called Mirai Inc who's main focus is to share Japanese culture with the world though web, TV, mobile, print, products, and conferences.

He works with Japanese companies such as figurine manufacturers, anime/game producers, print publishers, e-commerce retailers, and the Japanese government to bridge the gap between Japan and the world by aggregating/disseminating information and providing the technical and conventional means to do so through the "Culture Japan" brand.

01 October 2012

AsiaOne News Portal



AsiaOne is a free-access, one-stop information mall which serves the Singapore users' news, business, and lifestyle needs. Within the all-encompassing portal are unique communities where users congregate online for their various interests, debates, and discussions.

24 September 2012

League of Legends (PC)



League of Legends is a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) and Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game developed by Riot Games for the PC Windows platform. The design of this game is influenced by Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a user generated custom map of WarCraft III (PC).


17 September 2012

[Event Coverage] KiraCandy School Party



The KiraCandy Girls have emerged from their pop culture academy and showcased their interests, hobbies, passion, knowledge, skills, and experience with the world at the inaugural KiraCandy School Party (Debut Event)!

10 September 2012

Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2012



The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) combines the best of pop culture from East and West, uniting the worlds of comics, anime, manga, toys, collectibles, games and movies. STGCC showcase the heartbeat of what's new and cool in the gateway to Southeast Asia, put together in collaboration with ReedPOP – the makers of the New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Star Wars Celebration and the New York Anime Festival!

03 September 2012

International Cosplay Day Singapore 2012



International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) is a proprietary fan-driven cosplay and pop-culture convention that aims to bring a slice of American-style convention culture to Singapore. Organized by the team behind The Neo Tokyo Project and volunteers from the community, ICDS is an all-inclusive convention that transcends barriers by immersing convention goers in an eclectic fusion of Eastern and Western pop-culture elements.

27 August 2012

[Event Guide] KiraCandy School Party



As we countdown towards the event day of KiraCandy School Party, I have developed an event guide to help everyone understand more about what you can see, do, and eat during the event.

20 August 2012

Neneko Cosplay



Neneko is a female cosplayer from Taiwan who has done a variety of Cosplay from popular Japanese Anime series such as K-ON! and Haiyore! Nyaruko-san to video games such as League of Legends and LovePlus.

13 August 2012

My Figma Collection 2012



Figma is a poseable kind of Anime Figure developed by Good Smile Company which I have been collecting over the years. However, I have slowed down on my acquisition of new Anime Figures due to time, financial, and spacial constraints. The Figma product line is my favorite kind of Anime Figure of all time as I do own other kinds of non-Figma figures.


06 August 2012

[Event Preview] KiraCandy School Party



KiraCandy School Party is a light-hearted Japanese school-themed event hosted by the KiraCandy Girls in their KiraCandy Girls’ Academy uniform. There will be selling of event coupons where event patrons can exchange the coupons bought for food, merchandises and services available at the event.

Event patrons can enjoy the food, drinks and snacks served by the lovely KiraCandy Girls, take memorable polaroid photos with them, and watch their cute and sweet performances. Other patrons can shop around for Anime, Artwork, Toy Merchandise, and exclusive KiraCandy items, and stand a chance to win great prizes in the lucky draw. Immerse yourselves in all these fun and memorable activities while giving back to society through event proceeds to a charitable organization and real beneficiaries!

30 July 2012

Awarded: Diploma in Commerce



Having completed the Diploma in Commerce (Business Administration) course offered by Kaplan Higher Education Institute, I am finally awarded and received the Diploma Certificate after a rather long wait since the end of the course.


23 July 2012

The KiraCandy Project



KiraCandy is a pure girl group formed within the community (otaku, cosplayers, fangirl) who make use of their interests, passion, and talents to create fun and entertainment for the community while working towards their dreams and hopes. Using their talents, they will be creating entertaining contents, products, and services for the community. - KiraCandy


16 July 2012

CosFest XI



CosFest is a cosplay convention in Singapore. Hosting the Asia Cosplay Meet and the CosFest Cure Cosplay Grand Walk, it is one of the events you must come to with your friends and family. - CosFest Asia (Official)

The event venue is hosted at D'Marquee @ Downtown East, the far eastern reaches of Singapore. Even though the event venue is skewed towards the east, the event participants from all over the island still made their way there!


09 July 2012

COSMO Youth Parade 2012



COSMO Youth Parade 2012 is an annual event in Singapore which celebrates youth, arts, and the sports. There are stage performances, game booths, cosplayers posing for photographs, and a grand parade walk around the shopping district. Neneko, a popular cosplayer from Taiwan, is invited and appointed as the Cosplay Ambassador of the event.

02 July 2012

[Anime Review] Naruto



Naruto closely follows the life of a boy who is feared and detested by the villagers of the hidden leaf village of Konoha. The distrust of the boy has little to do with the boy himself, but it’s what’s inside him that causes anxiety.

Long before Naruto came to be, a Kyuubi (demon fox) with great fury and power waged war taking many lives. The battle ensued for a long time until a man known as the Fourth Hokage, Yondaime, the strongest ninja in Konoha, fiercely fought the Kyuubi. The fight was soon won by Yondaime as he sealed the evil demon in a human body. Thus the boy, Naruto, was born.

As Naruto grows he decides to become the strongest ninja in Konoha in an effort to show everyone that he is not as they perceive him to be, but is a human being worthy of love and admiration. But the road to becoming Hokage, the title for the strongest ninja in Konoha, is a long and arduous one. It is a path filled with betrayal, pain, and loss; but with hard work, Naruto may achieve Hokage.
- Anime News Network


25 June 2012

Japanese Language & Cultural Studies



I have always wanted to be able to understand the Japanese Language and also learn more about the Japanese Culture ever since I first started watching Japanese Anime back in year 2005 but never got started only until recently as I initially had absolutely no idea where to find the learning resources and how to go about learning the language.


18 June 2012

Inspirational People



Inspirational People from all over the world has inspired me, changed the way I think and behave, and have invoked a brand new meaning in my life! The background of these Inspirational People range from Entrepreneurs and Designers, to Engineers and Computer Programmers.


11 June 2012

Japanese Arts Fiesta II



Japanese Arts Fiesta II is a Japanese Cultural Event that happened on Saturday, 02 June 2012 in Singapore @ Dunman High School. There are exhibition and merchant booths that feature a variety of contents ranging from traditional japanese culture such as food and games to modern japanese contents such as Technology, Anime, Manga, and Games.

04 June 2012

The Internet



The Internet is one of the best inventions in the world, it is a global phenomenon, and it is serious business! The Internet has changed the way we live our lives such as news, communications, work, play, and even shopping! It has since became a lot bigger, cheaper, better, and faster as time passes by and continues to grow exponentially while you are reading this!


28 May 2012

Singapore



Singapore, a little red dot located in the south eastern corner of Asia, is the place where I am born, raised, and residing in as at the time of writing this blog post. There are only 2 seasons in this place and they are neither of Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter, but only of either Rain or Shine.


21 May 2012

Events, Exhibitions & Conventions



Life will be very dull and boring without something out of the norm. Fortunately, the human race has invented out-of-the-norm activities known as events, exhibitions and conventions! In this blog post, I will be talking about the events, exhibitions and conventions in Singapore as well as where to find them.


14 May 2012

Games & Platforms



Games have evolved across the years, decades, and centuries! From simple social games such as Rock-Scissors-Paper, Card Games, and Board Games to Computer Games, Console Games, Handheld Games, and Mobile Games, they have evolved with the times as well as changed the way we work, play, and live forever.

07 May 2012

Anime Cosplay



Anime Cosplay, also known as 'Costume Play', is the next level of passion for Japanese Anime whereby people dress up to look like characters from anime titles. The costumes are either bought from a cosplay shop or made by themselves with their own tailoring skills. So, why do people cosplay? What is the point of doing it? What do they gain at the end of these activities?

30 April 2012

Anime Figure



Anime Figure is a character figurine made of plastic or other materials and based upon characters from a Japanese Anime. Instead of having to re-watch an entire Japanese Anime series just to find and glance at a specific pose of your favorite character, you can look at it all day long without the need to have a computer, electricity and internet connection.

23 April 2012

Japanese Anime



Japanese Anime, also known as Japanese Animation in the English Language, are animated videos made by Japanese media production companies. Often mistaken as 'cartoon' meant for young children, Japanese Anime has a lot much more depth covering from children's show and teenagers' action blockbuster all the way to genres only suitable for adults.

16 April 2012

Live The Dream

Photo: Central Square of Raffles Place by Ramir Borja

Have you ever asked yourself why you are born into this world? What about the meaning of life? What is the point of living and struggling hard just to stay alive? You may have asked many people about these questions and the answers you received varies from person to person. Every individual in this world is unique and we all have our very own unique reasons for being here.

09 April 2012

The New World



A new day, a new week, a new month, a new year, a new world and a new set of challenges for all of us!

The world we live in today is no longer what it used to be yesterday. Our society has been changing at a very fast pace and will continue to do so at an even faster pace tomorrow. You will be left behind if you choose not to keep yourself up-to-date with the latest changes to the political, economical, socio-cultural and technological landscapes of the world.

02 April 2012

New Domain Name



After a long wait since the humble beginning of Project JeForceX @ Windows Live Spaces in August 2008, I have finally registered a domain name! Yes, starting from this point onwards, my blog address will officially be www.jeforcex.com.

Do update your bookmarks and blogrolls, and redirect them to my new blog address! ^^;

12 March 2012

Well-Deserved Rest 2012:03



After a long journey of problem solving as well as pursuit of higher education, the time has come for me to take a short break and recharge my Physical, Psychological and Emotional energy reserves before I commence the next long journey.

05 March 2012

End of Kaplan Diploma Course



I have come to the end of the Diploma in Commerce (Business Administration) course which I have been pursuing @ Kaplan Higher Education Institute for the past 8 months since July 2011. It has been a long and tiring journey but I am very happy that I made it through the long and tiring journey which I thought was never possible.

01 January 2012

A Brand New Year 2012



The calendar year 2012 has arrived and I would like to wish everyone, especially my readers, a very happy new year 2012! ^^;
A brand new year has just only begun and I would like to set some new year resolutions so that I can have some directions rather than being lost throughout the year and achieved nothing when it ended.

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