30 December 2013

Year In Review 2013



We have come to the end of another year and it is a good habit and culture to document what we have planned as well as achieved throughout the year. It is a moment of excitement and worries at the same point of time, celebrating what we have achieved while regretting what we have not done.

23 December 2013

EOY Cosplay Festival 2013



EOY Cosplay Festival 2013 #EOY2013 is a community Cosplay event which took place on 15 Dec 2013 at the Marina Barrage in Singapore. Many like-minded folks made their way down to the event location to celebrate their passion for Japanese Popular Culture, support their friends, or just simply there to have fun, relax, and embrace the culture!

09 December 2013

EOY 2013 Special - Interview with Nico Nico Dancer Wata



Wata is a Nico Nico Dancer from Japan who will be visiting Singapore to perform at the upcoming EOY Cosplay Festival 2013. We are pleased to present our pre-event interview of Wata-san with our valued readers! Special thanks go to the EOY Team for their assistance in the coordination of the interview as well as the translation!

25 November 2013

Culture Japan Night (Singapore) 2013



Culture Japan Night (Singapore) 2013 #CJNSG13 happened on Monday, 11 November 2013 at Kallang Theatre (Former) in Singapore. It is a casual and relaxed networking event hosted by Culture Japan for like-minded folks from all walks of life who are into J-Culture to mingle around and make new friends as well as discover career and business opportunities.

18 November 2013

Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2013



Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2013 #AFASG13 took place from Fri - Sun, 08 - 10 November 2013 at Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore. It is one of the largest Japanese Popular Culture event in South East Asia which attracts humongous amounts of crowds as well as the usual regular folks who want to celebrate their love and passion for the culture.

04 November 2013

Cosplay Photography 101 : Communication Matters



Have you been visiting Animation, Comics, and Games (ACG) conventions and enjoy taking photos of Cosplayers with your professional DSLR, handy little compact camera, or just a modest mobile phone camera? I do enjoy taking photos of Cosplayers myself and here are some Cosplay Photography Tips to share with like-minded folks who also do Cosplay Photography.

23 September 2013

CosCom 2013



CosCom 2013 is a community cosplay event which happened on Sunday, 15 September 2013 @ Sengkang Community Club. Many cosplayers, photographers, and like-minded folks who are passionate about Japanese Popular Culture made their way down to support the event.

09 September 2013

Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2013



The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2013 (STGCC 2013) happened on 31 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 @ Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. It is an event, exhibition, and convention which brought entertainment contents from the best of both Eastern and Western popular cultures together into one common location, creating fun and exciting experiences!

20 August 2013

Anime Figure Photoshoot 2013:08



Having done quite a number of Indoor Figure Photoshoots such as Figma Nyaruko, this is the very first in the series which features an Outdoor Figure Photoshoot!

12 August 2013

Woodgrove YEC Cosplay Summit 2013



The Woodgrove YEC Cosplay Summit 2013 is a community-based Cosplay event which took place on Sun, 04 Aug 2013, at Republic Polytechnic in sunny Singapore.

15 July 2013

CosFest XII



CosFest XII took place on 6 & 7 Jul 2013 @ D'Marquee, Downtown East, Pasir Ris, Singapore. It is the 12th year running for this cosplay festival which always grows bigger and better than the year before!

01 July 2013

MinnaCon 2013



MinnaCon is an inaugural Anime, Comics and Games (ACG) convention co-organised by the NUS Comics And Animation Society and the NTU Visual Arts Society together with the support of the Singapore Cosplay Club. This convention marks the first time NUS is opening up its ground to the ACG community at large.
- MinnaCon Committee

10 June 2013

How I Started Blogging



Blogging used to be an activity for folks to share their personal life (and rants), similar to writing a diary, with their friends on the internet. I was never a blogger to begin with and used to hate the existence of blogs (maybe because of reading too many rant-based blogs) until I came across a number of inspirational folks who changed the way I look at blogging forever.

27 May 2013

Richard Branson



Born on July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, Richard Branson struggled in school and dropped out at age 16 — a decision that ultimately lead to the creation of Virgin Records. His entrepreneurial projects started in the music industry and expanded into other sectors making Branson a billionaire. - Biography.com

20 May 2013

Culture Japan



Culture Japan (formerly known as dannychoo.com) is a blog about Japanese Popular Culture and many various things about Japan by Danny Choo sensei, the man who inspired me to Live The Dream. The images as shown in this feature article are screenshots captured directly from visiting the blog.

13 May 2013

Discover Singapore 2013



Singapore, the place where I am born, raised, and currently reside in, has changed a lot over the years. From a humble beginning as a quiet fishing village, it has transformed into a vibrant and lively cosmopolitan metropolis. It is now a popular tourist destination and one of the best places to do business in the Southeast Asia region.

08 May 2013

Bukit Batok Cosplay Competition 2013



Bukit Batok Cosplay Competition (BBCC) 2013 took place on Sun, 28 Apr 2013 @ Bukit Batok Community Club with a triumphant success! Many folks flocked down to the event venue to support the event and their friends who signed up for the cosplay competition as well as celebrating their interests in and passion for Japanese Pop Culture.

29 April 2013

DotA 2 (PC)



DotA 2 (PC), also known by its original title of Defense of the Ancients (DotA), is an Action Real-Time Strategy (ARTS) game developed and published by the folks @ Valve.

22 April 2013

Esther Koh Cosplay



Known as the "Singapore Mirai-chan", Esther Koh is a cosplayer from Singapore who has done amazing works of cosplay such as Suenaga Mirai, the official mascot character of Culture Japan. She is one of my favorite Singaporean cosplayers of all time for the high level of accuracy in her costumes down to the smallest level of details.

15 April 2013

Figma Nyaruko



"If you'd like I can take my true form... but you'll lose some sanity points?"
From the anime 'Haiyore! Nyaruko-san' comes a figma of Nyaruko herself!

- Good Smile Company

08 April 2013

O'hanami Sakura Festival 2013



O'hanami Sakura Festival 2013 with Cosplay Competition took place on 16 Mar 2013 at Jurong Point in Singapore.
Even though it is a very small-scale event, many like-minded folks flocked down to the event grounds to show their support and love for Japanese Culture and Cosplay.

01 April 2013

100% KPP World Tour 2013



Japan’s “Fashion Monster”, popular model, designer, blogger and singer, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will bring her world tour, “100% KPP WORLD TOUR“ to Singapore on 10 May 2013 at *SCAPE WAREHOUSE.

11 March 2013

Well-Deserved Rest 2013:03



After long periods of hard work with blood, sweat, and tears, it is always good to reward yourself with a short break to chill and relax which helps recharge your energy reserves, increase your confidence, and boost your morale levels. Regardless of what you have achieved or did not do so well, you should never blame or even punish yourself.

25 February 2013

[Anime Review] Sword Art Online



The story of Sword Art Online (TV) follows through the life of a teenage boy who plays a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) via a gaming system known as "Nerve Gear", a device which takes full control of all five senses of the user.

18 February 2013

SCANDAL - Live in Singapore 2013



Answering the local fans’ demand for a second show in Singapore, Japanese all-girl rock band, SCANDAL is back in Singapore to set the stage and hearts, on fire. SCANDAL will be performing at *SCAPE Warehouse on the 16 and 17 March 2013 and is presented by J-Live Asia and SOZO.

11 February 2013

Entrepreneurship



Entrepreneurship comes from the French verb 'entreprendre' which means 'To undertake,' is the act and art of being an entrepreneur or one who undertakes innovations or introducing new things, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods. - Wikipedia

28 January 2013

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience



Are you a knowledgeable, skillful, and experienced professional or just someone who has been lectured all the way since you first started school till the day you graduated from school? When we were young, our parents sent us to school so that we will be educated and be well-prepared for the future that is coming. However, are we truly prepared for the future which they foresaw?

21 January 2013

Mark Zuckerberg



Born on May 14, 1984 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, Mark Zuckerberg co-founded the social-networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room. He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site, the user base of which has grown to more than 250 million people, making Zuckerberg a billionaire. - Biography.com

14 January 2013

HardwareZone



HardwareZone is a local (Singapore) technology news and community website which covers a wide variety of topics ranging from geeky stuffs such as computer hardware and software to consumer electronics such as digital cameras, printers, media players, and mobile phones.

07 January 2013

A Brand New Year 2013



The calendar year 2013 has arrived and a brand new year is upon us!
Project JeForceX and Jason Wong (JeForceX) hereby wish everyone a happy new year and a successful year ahead!

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