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Aunt Passed Away

I have been attending to my Aunt house for at least three days after she passed away last Friday morning. Another sad years losing my beloved auntie but I am alright now. It just I do not have any single mood to write anything now. Not until I was trying yesterday and no one really predict the fucking suddenly the power trip at 7.30PM. I have to put myself on early sleep as there is totally nothing to do at dark hours. Geezz…I totally lost what to write anymore.Anyhow, I will be hitting up my Gunpla work log soon as I already finished building my Gunpla for submission to Danny Choo AFA contest before the end of October. The remaining works left are applying decals (just arrived today) on it and setup my own budget photo booth for taking photos next month.

Play-Asia.com September Order 2009

I haven’t brought anything from Play-Asia.com quite a while. After they start summer deal promoting for Visa card holder, getting another 20% off from the bargain toys section anyone simply should missed out. I manage to get two Final Fantasy creatures (Phoenix and Gilgamesh) figures and two Shana trading figures for very good price. Wasn’t actually suppose to get the trading figures but the FF creature for Shiva is finished so I need to get another items to get free shipping. Anyhow, simply too bad I didn’t manage to get Shana! I have to say the Bandai made trading figures is not bad and has a good quality.

Moon Cake Present from Singapore

When my mom came back from Singapore last Sunday, she gave me a mini moon cake present from my sister-in-law over there. This is the mini moon cake set and it comes with four different tastes. There are the Traditional Lotus, Chocolate White Lotus, Pumpkin Taro and Espresso chestnut.After looking at it, I couldn’t hold myself yesterday and I eat all of them. It was truly damn good! The box is nice and best for giving gifts to friends and relatives. I really hope we can find such products in Brunei.

Hari Raya Day Off - Update

It’s good to have at least three public holidays. Well, three days is fast and I was able to complete my Gunpla to 80%. The whole kit is almost finishing as there are few additional weapons and booster I decided to add to my MG. I think I wasted quite a few hours of soft mod and looking for correct parts to fit in by digging some of the old stuffs.My spray paints also ran out and I need to get it soon. I should have run down to KB town to get it but simply too lazy to do that when doing the soft mod. Got dammit! I haven’t received my decals yet from the post and even Play-Asia.com order until now. Damn so slow! Hong Kong post tracking is so lousy unable verify where it is. EMS is the best out of all.Speaking of EMS shipping, HLJ is now offering FREE shipping until 28th September for using Paypal! I am so heart break seeing this kind of surprise promotion when my credit card hits me with annual fee this month. Those of you haven’t brought anything yet this month should not missed this …

Stars Online Shopping Discovery's #1

Here are the lists of the online toy stores I found are almost based in Asia. There are the most trusted and safe online shopping zone for everyone seeking for Otaku collection and especially those rare stuffs. I will list out those I already reviews and direct links for you all to check out.I will update the lists again from time to time. If you have any other links you would like to shared with me. Just drop me a line or comment on this post. BTW make sure you provide the links and let me know if you ever shop with them before so that I can personally check out the site myself.However, I also want to make it clear that:Please don’t ask me which online store are the best to shop with. There are good and bad services in every online store. To me, whenever I am looking for something I want in my collections. I will definitely seek those are available and best offer price. That’s all and same goes to you all looking for best price as possible. Please note that “Other Online Stores” websi…

Telbru - eSpeed on Demand Service

eSpeed on Demand is one of the new feature for temporary boosting your internet speed. Yes, you can simply boost your line to either 1MB or 2MB (higher in the future) anytime with a single click on the Telbru web login account. This will only last for one hour and you will need to log in again to boost it.(Note: The link appear to be broken, probably something wrong at Telbru. xP)Just remember that this is not a free service because you have to pay for a rate per hour depending on how many times you boost your speed. Of course, you have to apply before you can use it. If you wonder how this work before you decide to subscribe it. Well, it’s very easy to use, very easy. Log in to the website (like picture below), enter your phone number (your eSpeed line) and the password given by Telbru.Login Page @ http://www.espeed.com.bn/speedondemandHere’s the screen shows some of the information from your account and your Hua Wei/Alcatel modem. The available boosts information is below and shows …

My Aunt Ling in Hospital

Simply can’t believe I was the last person to know my auntie Ling currently in the critical conditions yesterday. This is starting to trigger my hate towards the relatives and cousins more why any one of them bother give me a call about her situation happen so many days ago. It’s not like I was traveling to anywhere to long distance and not to mention we are the most closes to family. Without taking a second thought, I take an half an hour earlier from my work and rush over there to check her out. It was really sad after seeing her condition worsen and her face become so different lying in the bed. She was blurring and almost can’t recognize who I am anymore. This kind of scenario is very hurt and the only thing I can do is watch her taking care by the maid and uncle.My mother is coming back this Sunday after canceling her trip with my big brother to Australia from Singapore. I hope my Aunt Ling can stay put until my mom backs to Brunei.I also really hope the researcher could find a w…

Walter Hobby Online Review V1.0

It’s funny that sometimes if I seriously looking for limited on Gundam or other toys. Those unfamiliar online merchants will just suddenly pop up in my Google search list. The Walter Hobby store was the latest for this month new discovery while looking for MG Aile Strike Gundam with limited bazooka version. Not a Japanese store for this time. The online store itself is based in Hong Kong. Since the Gunpla competitions and toy events were quite popular over there. We are expecting more hard to get and limited stuffs access to international buyers sooner or later if we can’t get in Japan. First ImpressionWalter Hobby is not a big store like any others, so expecting to be less selection items from it. Currently you can only finds plastic models, action figures, resin kits and Chinese magazines for now. Some special limited items as well.It’s funny that he is also selling China made Gundam also. I’m sure most of you seen it else where in Brunei and the brand name is called TT Hongli. There…

Walter Hobby September Order 2009

This is my first time ordering it from Walter Hobby online store in Hong Kong. It took me a while looking for the limited version of MG Aile Strike Gundam in Japan. Although I do remember this was actually sold in Bandai events only in Japan, Korea and other Asia regions. I am really happy getting hold myself one at the price of US$35.00. Happy~!I also order two Unicorn Gatling gun resin kits from him for US$22.00 (@US$11.00) and currently out of stock. I hope I can received it soon and see it myself how the resin kits actually looks like. Anyway, I will be posting up Walter hobby review tomorrow and update for ishop2go.com review soon.Read more for the pictures and some special stuff I find in the box. Simple cover black and white color Strange? How did the Seed VS Astray brochure ended in here? If you are curios what is all about, the back says that Bandai have release four different special marking stickers for the 1/100 Gundam Seed model kits. It also mentions that each kit is marke…

Coolest Free-Style Gunpla #3

Spend the whole afternoon working on the legs and the outer armors. Not yet finished, I still feel that it needs the decals and the parts present I order to arrive. Can’t explained why but I was totally distract by it without any of them.On next week, I will begin assemble the wings and used the remaining Tamiya pure white spray paints on it. It really sucks I couldn’t find the white spray in town. I won’t use cheap spray paints on my Gundam because it will definitely spoil the colors. Unless it’s a good brand that works well on plastic, I will gladly try it on my 1/144 kits if there are one out there. But none were found at the moment.Anyway, hope my stuffs arrive by this week. On the side note, I have been inactive posting anything lately because I was busy with my work (before running to a new company) and dealing with some personal life. Even going to bed was earlier and suddenly falls asleep on my chair quite often lately which is why skipping so many days without any post.No wor…

Coolest Free-Style Gunpla #2

Phew! My gunpla is progressing well especially the color matching. At first I was quite worried about the Tamiya colors I brought in the town. Most of them are finished or not even restock. The white color was the most concern in my list. I got a pure white spray and it doesn’t turn out really good for me. Not to mention that was the last one. That was a big mistake I shouldn’t be committing as a modeler during the contest period.
The Tamiya pure white was used almost half from it and little worry for use in remaining arms and leg. The main head and body were fully assembled and extra details upgrade. I will begin my work on the legs this week and revise the colors again if I could reduce the use of pure white. This is going to be very challenging for me. My decals are on the way and should be arriving this week using register mail. Hopefully able to used the flat clear coating to see how the pure white turns out. Man, I still love using Gunzo and My Hobby spray paints as they are r…

Halo 3 ODST Live Action Trailer

I wanted to post this two days ago. But forget it when I was busy preparing my stuffs before transferring to the new company. Anyway, enjoy this trailer, even you are not a gamers or Halo fan. Every live action Halo  today is the best commercial you simply going to amaze with it.

Entering Coolest Free-Style Gunpla

Okay, it took me quite a while looking for parts and idea to work on Cutest Super-Deformed (SD) Gundam category. Somehow, it’s doesn’t work out as I wanted too, instead I decided to go for Master Grade. It’s really hard finding the material you need in Brunei. Mostly require to be done online store. I have some MG kits lying around my room I brought last year. Although I don’t really want to spend my money like no tomorrow. But what is done is done and I own my mom extra money from last month until now. Well, she’s not in Brunei so I just going to keep quiet about it. Yikes! Anyway, I don’t want to reveal anything about my latest work in my blog yet. This is to prevent someone one might steal your ideas because end of November is still a long way. I will announce once it finish and submit to Danny Choo x AFA x Bandai World Gundam Competition. Most of the things I need already done in online order from HW Japan and Samuel Decal. As for the spray paint, I am going to get in my nearest …

Stephenus Prime

One of my oldest friends from kindergarten/primary back then and the only one I have longest communicated until now, from person to Facebook. He has been in Singapore for many years now and also a Transformer collectors. You can check out his blog at Stephenus Prime for bunch of photos.Although the blog post is really long and takes time to load. It’s worth your time checking out his Transformer and Kamen rider toy collections. The most amazing thing is that, if you know and read about the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convection held last month. He is the exhibitor who display his Optimus Primes and Megatrons at Hasbros booth. Shocking for me and wanted to kidnap it!Hijack one of his photo! ^^;It just too bad I didn’t had a chance to go there to meet the old friend and STGCC 2009. Same goes for next year because I just finally got accepted to a new company starting next month so I have to work hard until year 2011 before I can start traveling. To be honest, after looking at his Tran…

HW Japan Last Pre-Order for June 2009

I nearly forgot to post it here. It was received two days ago and damn crazy about the conversion XN kits for Gundam OO Raiser. Due to the recent discovery a new Hong Kong online store, I have to cancel my order. It was a right decision because no one really expecting Bandai to release new version Gundam OO raiser with GN Sword III. Heck! I haven’t start reserved for it yet but currently just making two pre-order for MG Astray Blue Frame Second Revise. Yeah, I am going for two! BTW, it really strike me this time that the two magazine cost me almost hundred of damn dollar. I can’t believe it was so heavy with almost over 400 pages. If you wondering why ordering magazine are so expensive on shipping, just remember the ‘weight’. I have no regrets over this magazine because it provides clearer information inside on how to build XN kit and extra tips for working on 1/144 kits. Another good thing is I can read in the toilet. ^^; More importantly, if I am not mistaken. Gundam 7th or the enemy…

China Anime Rips Off 5cm Per Second

Wow! This is getting more interesting. A China anime industry is reporting ripping off “5 Centimeters Per Second” anime movie? I can’t believe it when I saw the news at Sankaku Complex. This is totally so disappointed over the Chinese in China and come to question about why these people unable to come up with their own creativity arts. Ripping off other works really make them looks terrible forever. I’m sure this will strike huge anime fans criticisms around the world. Soul’s Window 2009 (China)5 Centimeter Per Second 2007 (Japan), Original Below(Visit Sankaku Complex for all other screenshots comparison.)5 Centimeters Per Second is one of my favorite anime drama movie and I really hate to see this sucker rip off entirely. These artists may think of their survivor in their homeland, but they simply lose their professionalisms as an artist respect from us all.China is a really big country, there should have at least thousand beautiful places around there can be used in their anime work…

Bandai World Gundam Competition at Figure.FM

Danny Choo just announce the opening Bandai World Gundam Competition in Figure.fm. Any Gundam modeler who are interested should join because there will be exclusive prizes waiting for you and also will be selected to display your Gunpla in graphic print at AFA event. This is open for worldwide with four different categories.The deadline will be on 1st November so there will be plenty of time for you to work out! I haven’t decided which categories to go for. At first I was planning to go for MG challenge, but my guts telling me not to because September is not a good month for me so I have to keep my money very tight. Three years in a row I was fuck up on the same month so my budget is limited.Probably the best category for me is going for SD Gundam. I haven’t got any idea yet and I need time to think over again if I should join. Anyway, there is a lot of time so I hope the locals would join in! Head over to the official contest website for more information's!