31 December 2015

Year In Review 2015

Image: Cover Picture for the Year In Review 2015 feature article.

We have arrived at the end of the calendar year 2015 and it is that time of the year again when we take a look back at how far we have traveled and how much we have accomplished within this period of time! The calendar year 2015 has been an awesome and memorable journey for us that we would like to celebrate our achievements together with our readers through the publishing of this feature article!

15 December 2015

Anime Picks - Winter 2015 / 2016

Image: Screenshot of the AniChart website for Winter 2015 / 2016 Anime Line-up.

It is that time of the year again when we take a look at the new Anime series released by the amazing Animation Studios from Japan, the land of the rising sun! The Anime titles in this featured article are all hand-picked based on our very own tastes and preferences, not based on any known ranking systems or polls.

08 December 2015

Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2015

Photo: The entrance of Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2015 with a crowd of people hanging around.

It is that time of the year again when fans celebrate their passion for Japanese Popular Culture! Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2015 is a Japanese Popular Culture event that happened on 27 - 29 November 2015 at the Suntec Singapore Cnvention & Exhibition Centre with contents ranging from sales of Anime and Star Cosplayer merchandises to Featured Anime Showcases and Anisong Concerts.

23 November 2015

Discover & Pursue Your Passion

Image: figma Asuna (left) and figma Uzuki Shimamura (right) looking far beyond the horizon.

Are you currently doing what you love and loving what you do regardless of whether you are in school, at work, or simply resting at home? From time to time, we will begin to question ourselves about the meaning of life and why we have been doing what we have always been doing on a daily basis. The answers to these questions can actually be found from within yourself.

28 October 2015

Happiness & Well-Being

Photo: figma Asuna extending her right hand with a welcoming gesture and showing a gentle smile on her face.

Happiness and well-being have always been the most common words used when folks were being asked about what they have always been pursuing throughout their journey in life. How do folks actually measure happiness and well-being? Is it equivalent to the amount of money in your bank account? Or perhaps the number of potato chip packets and cola bottles being stockpiled in your room?

25 September 2015

Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2015

Photo: The entrance of Singapore, Toy, Game and Comic Convention 2015.

The Singpore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2015 (#STGCC2015) is a popular culture event which happened on 12 - 13 September 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The event offers products, services, and entertainment contents from the best of both the eastern and western worlds combined.

18 September 2015

Anime Picks - Fall 2015

Photo: Screenshot of the AniChart Website.

It is that time of the year when we take a look at new Anime titles being released in the season of Fall in the calendar year 2015. These Anime titles are personally hand-picked by ourselves without taking reference from any public rankings or opinions. The Anime titles are divided into two sections, the new series, the sequels, and sorted in ascending alphabetical order.

Take a look and see whether your taste is well-aligned with us or perhaps the other way round. ^^;

09 September 2015

New Contributor: Fuji Jing Hao

Photo: Fuji Jing Hao standing on a raised platform at Marina Barrage in Singapore during EOY Cosplay Festival 2015.

Born and raised in Singapore, Fuji Jing Hao began his adventures in the local (Singapore) Japanese Popular Culture scene some time around Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2012. Being a part of the community for quite some time, he picked up an interest in photography and started doing Cosplay photography.

02 September 2015

#EOY2015 Interview with Guest Cosplayer: Weon Haur

Photo: Close-up look of Guest Cosplayer Weon Haur cosplaying as a character from the League of Legends series.

International Cosplayer Weon Haur has been invited as a special guest for EOY Cosplay Festival 2015. We are very grateful to the
EOY Team for the opportunity to conduct an interview with him and pleased to share our correspondences with our valued readers!

31 August 2015

#EOY2015 Interview with Guest Cosplayers: Candi & Sou

Photo: Close-up look of Guest Cosplayers Candi and Sou cosplaying as characters from the Kantai Collection and Touken Ranbu series.

International Cosplayers Candi and Sou have been invited as special guests for EOY Cosplay Festival 2015. We are very grateful to the EOY Team for the opportunity to conduct an interview with them and pleased to share our correspondences with our valued readers!

28 August 2015

EOY Cosplay Festival 2015

Photo: Overview of the EOY Cosplay Festival 2015 event location.

EOY Cosplay Festival 2015 is a community-centric Japanese Popular Culture event which took placed on 15 - 16 August 2015 at the Marina Barrage in Singapore. Many like-minded folks from different walks of life with similar interests and hobbies attended the event to celebrate their love and passion for Japanese Popular Culture. We take a look at the contents available and activities happening at this event!

22 July 2015

Cosfest XIV: Under The Stars

Photo: The walkway entrance of Cosfest XIV: Under The Stars.

Cosfest XIV: Under The Stars is a Japanese Popular Culture event with a strong focus on Cosplay and Community which took place between 11 - 12 July 2015 at D'Marquee, Downtown East, located in the eastern part of Singapore. Many like-minded folks from different walks of life made their way down to the event location and celebrated their love and passion for Japanese Popular Culture.

18 July 2015

Brand Reboot

Image: Cover Page Presentation Slide featuring the latest design concept of the Project JeForceX brand.

It has been around 7 years since Project JeForceX was first launched on Windows Live Spaces. The original concept of its look and feel was to create a "dark and demonic yet peaceful and cozy" experience for our readers. As time passes by across the many years of journey enjoying Japanese Popular Culture contents and events, our world view also got its fair share of changes along the way.

01 July 2015

CharaExpo 2015

Photo: The Entrance of CharaExpo 2015.

CharaExpo 2015 is a Japanese Popular Culture event which happened on 20 - 21 June 2015 at the Singapore Expo. This is the very first time that the CharaExpo series of events is running in Singapore, following the success stories of many other events such as Anime Festival Asia (AFA) and Singapore Toy, Game, & Comic Convention (STGCC).

25 June 2015

Funan Anime Matsuri 2015



Funan Anime Matsuri 2015 is a Japanese Popular Culture event which took place on 08 - 14 June 2015 at the
Funan DigitaLife Mall in Singapore. The event offers a wide variety of contents from Anime Merchandises and Anime Screening to Workshops conducted by International Illustrators, Cosplayers, and Photographers.

Photo: Top down view of the Funan Anime Matsuri 2015 event location.

03 June 2015

Anime Picks - Summer 2015



It is that time of the year again when we take a look at new Japanese Anime titles that are set to be released for season of Summer 2015. The Anime titles in this feature article are picked based on our own interests, sorted by alphabetical order, and you can be rest assured that there is no biased ranking system in place.

Image: Screenshot of AniChart website for Summer 2015.

06 May 2015

Learn Japanese Language 2015



As I learn the Japanese Language on a self-study basis continuously for quite a number of years, I encountered a roadblock which brought me to a complete halt. It was this eye-opening experience when I realized that the online and printed resources are way too limited to pick up and understand the language for real world usage.

Photo: New System Japanese Textbooks on the Executive Workspace

09 April 2015

figma Saber 2.0



The King of Knights, joining the figma series once more!
From Fate/stay night comes an upgraded version of the ultimate servant, figma Saber!
- Good Smile Company

We take a look at the second release of figma Saber: Armor Ver. which was originally released back in year 2011. I have never owned a copy of the first release myself and will not be able to tell what is the difference but will still take a look and share what I can see with my valued readers and followers. ^^;

Photo: Cover Image of the figma Saber 2.0 Feature Article

02 March 2015

Anime Picks - Spring 2015



The season of Spring 2015 is upon us and it is that time of the calendar again when we take a look at new Anime titles being released by fantabulous animation studios from Japan! Instead of presenting the entire list, we take a look at the top few titles that tickled our fancies and found their way inside our list of picks.

Image: Screenshot of AniChart Website (Spring 2015)

02 February 2015

Planning for the Future



As we continue to travel across the journey through life, we will eventually arrive at a crossroad where we must make difficult decisions on which direction we should be headed and what kind of folks we want to transform ourselves into at the end of the journey. Failing to plan for the future is equivalent to planning for failure.

Photo: Nendoroid Kongo sitting on her majestic chair and enjoying a drink from her tea set.

07 January 2015

Brand New Year 2015



A brand new year, a brand new beginning, and a brand new journey for everyone! We have arrived at the calendar year of 2015 and I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year! This time round, I am making a change by not setting "New Year Resolution(s)" but will be sharing my "Plans for the Year 2015" instead. ^^;

Cover Photo: Super Trees @ Gardens by the Bay , Singapore

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