Log post: Moena's Adventure in Reality

Log Post: Moena's Adventure in Reality
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Moena's 2013-2015 Quick Update~!


It's been almost 2 years I haven't posted anything! My life had been up and down and I guess I had been too busy to blog. Looking at my last post, it was actually Fuwa Fuwa Time Maid Cafe's first year posting! 

I'm gonna post quite a number of photos because a picture tells more than a thousand words (。◕‿◕。)

- 2013 -

So there was a competition among the Maids during the 1st year of Fuwa Fuwa Maid Cafe.
And I made it to 1st Runner-up maid of 2013 together with Chiaki (2 Runner-up) and Aika (Champion)~!  

We took pictures with our special guest, The 501st Legion, Malaysia's Outpost - Star Wars Troopers! 
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After that I flew to Kuala Lumpur to attend Comic Fiesta with my sister and friends~! It was a very eventful trip! Trying to cut it short, the most memorable thing I remember at Comic Fiesta was meeting many people and one of them was Naneee? !

We often seen Naneee's lovely photos of cosplayers and now I'm so happy he help take a photo of my Momozono Nanami cosplay! 

My Momozono Nanami cosplay shot by Nanee? <3
It was an eye opening experience for me to work with a professional at that time. I'm really into cosplay photography and I really admired his concentration as the took each photo and adjusted the lightning each time I changed position.

Then I also met Zhirong!
My Orihime cosplay, shot by Foxfoo Photography
He is very friendly and very nice! His photographs are amazing, you can see more at his page Foxfoo Photography.

- 2014 - 

In 2014 I didn't even have time to update at all since I was flying here and there so much! 

To summarize:

In June - Magi Kou Empire Photo Shoot

I'm Kougyoku Ren~ the 3rd character from the right.

Kougyoku and Judal (by Kenny)! My favorite pairing in Magi! :3
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In July - I went to Penang for CosPlay League Vol. 1

Group photo with everyone!

I was Songstress Yuna next to Molly Eberwein. Aza Miyuko came as Kotori. The guy in the middle is her manager. Top right of him is my sis Becky! And there were many amazing cosplayers here in the midst! I'm happy to meet everyone! 

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In August
Manage to have a photo shoot for Shiro - No Game No Life 

Shiro (No Game No Life)
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Then in Sept it's Otafuse! I was so rush for costume and dances!

Arise Team! I'm Yuki Anjuu~


It was a school theme for Otafuse 2014~ We all really enjoyed it!

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In Dec, I went to Anime Festival Asia Singapore ( AFA SG 2014). It was awesome! 

 I manage to take a photo with: 
Yuegene, Kaname and Reika (as Yukari, Mikoto, & Reisi Munakata)!!!! I got their signatures too on my Angela's K album! *super happy to meet all 3 of them together*!!!
I met Danny Choo @ Culture Japan booth!

And I was also super lucky to meet H , Judy and Akatsuki Tsukasa cosplaying as Hinakawa, Akane and Shion from Psycho-pass! Their helper was so nice to allow me to take a picture with them <3  Sankyuu so much!

The remaining few days I also visited Universal Studio at Sentosa Island. It was great fun and I fell in love with Singapore!
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After my SG trip, I flew back to KK for Hobbycon ~ Our Fuwa Fuwa Time Maid Cafe theme for 2014 was Wonderland Tea Party! 

Fuwa Fuwa Time Wonderland Tea Party - Maid Cafe

Team Tokusatsu visited us!

This was some of the souvenir you can get from the cafe >v<

Bookmarks of the meidos~
This cute illustration of me was drawn by Maguro <3
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After that, the next week I flew to KL for Comic Fiesta!

Before CF, I had a photoshoot with Taka ^-^ He's a photographer who could take photos that tells a deep story. I am really glad we could get a long really well! He shot my Yaya cosplay beautifully~

Yaya - Unbreakable Machine Doll. Moena. Photo by Int. Photography
At Comic Fiesta I manage to meet a few friends. Couldn't really do much because it was so crowded this year and wasn't able to watch my friends that went for competition. But here's the highlights for CF2014
Special Guests were King, Mon, Liui, and Aza!
Unfortunately I don't have much photos from this trip because I accidentally wiped of all my data from my phone. It got rolled back. The only pics were uploaded photos from my instagram (moena_riu) ^^;

- 2015 -

After coming back from CF, I manage to work together with Vencent, Videl & Buma to shoot my Stephanie Dola from No Game No Life ~

Stephanie Dola from No Game No Life
I really appreciate the chance to be able to work with Videl and Buma senpais~! Not to mention, Vencent who is a great photographer! (He also shot my Mirajane in 2013)

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This year my house had been under renovations for more than 6 months! I couldn't believe it either. My mom got greedy, lol! It started from her room, to her toilet, to an electronic gate, to the whole front porch, to an extra living room, to my sis' room, my second sis' room and then to my room! Imagine having to live in the house when the renovations are in process! There's only 1-2 worker each time, that's why it's taking like forever! My costume making went on hold! D:

During the last renovation month I couldn't stand it anymore and moved out for a month with my friend Sharon. She is very caring and I am always very thankful I had her as a friend since 2004. Although we don't often meet, she's one of my friend I can really relax with (maybe because she scolds me a lot, like a mom!). She even prepare breakfast for me and braid my hair each morning before I go to classes when I'm there. 

Waterfall Braid by Sharon <3

Up till now, I repeatedly wore my clothes each week because I still have 3 of my suitcase filled with clothes that I haven't unpack! #noshame :X  My room and study room system is kinda a mess now. I don't really know how to start! LOL! 

Even though I should be reorganizing my bedroom, but I think I would like to reorganize my living room first. Gonna try and set up my sewing corner as soon as I can since I want to start making costumes! I will be going to AFA SG this year again so I hope I'm able to bring a new simple costume. Hope to take more photos this time to redeem my last trip because my 2014 AFA and SG photos were wiped out due to hard disc breakdown on my Mac ( ̄(エ) ̄) . And so, I got a new MSI gaming laptop! Thanks to Timmy, Edwin and Bahamut for choosing it for me~!

With this laptop, I got hooked to Final Fantasy 14 - A Realm Reborn.
This year I'm also slowly getting more interested in music. I now know how to appreciate nice talented musicians. I wish someone would play the piano or violin for me now, Really feel like listening to beautiful piano & violin music~  Year of #ShigatsuKimiNoUso
Plus I was also asked to MC and sing for small assembly. I'm still a newbie, can't get the rhythm and key correct (I was tone deaf when I'm young (●´⌓`●) . I hope to learn more because I know the head of my school would force me up on stage again  (*・〜・*) .

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June - I went to SG again~ I went there to meet my French housemate from Oxford and to celebrate my birthday there~ <3
Thanks to Timmy for the Haagendaz ice-cream cake!
And I manage to go to Funan Anime Matsuri which I was really lucky to learn a lot of things from their workshops, especially one of my KL friend, Alex's! (I still remember his outward appearance didn't change much since 2010, very easy to spot him! lol~) He is now famously known as A.R.C. Photography and he has even shot for Aza Miyuko~ I was actually very happy to see him there! ^-^

There were also a lot of interesting people there. There were 2 Mirai Illustrators! DMYO sensei and Ikkyuu Sensei. For cosplay celebrities....there's Angie, Yingtze, Baozi&Hana, DD-Tenka, Fuyuu-Kaji, Neneko, Shimo. There's also Bless4 anisong artist there~
Angie, Yingtze, DD-Tenka, Fuyuu-Kaji, Baozi&Hana, Shimo, Neneko.
Plus there's no entrance ticket~ Just walk into the mall!

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July - Had another Magi photoshoot~ Have to wait patiently for Edgar to produce pictures~

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August - Flew to KL then travelled to CyberJaya for a week for RSC then rushed back for Synchronise Roadshow Cosplay competition with Becky~

I love this skit so much~ Becky and I were really into FFX when we were young~ We worked together to play the game and now I was so happy we could perform a FFX skit together! Thanks so much sista for insisting to join the competition! 
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Sept - OTAFUSE~! This year I didn't cosplay for Otafuse because I decided to give back to the event by helping out. I have been enjoying myself each year but this year it's time to work to allow others to enjoy~

I was approached to handle an important task - Taking care of guests! So yay~ I get to see Angie & YingTze again!

I am still in shock going to Karaoke with YingTze...because of her choice of songs! lol! (✽ ゚д゚ ✽)

I really enjoyed both of them very much~! They are very nice and positive people~ They can be really funny at times! YingTze even gave me a photo book as a souvenir for taking care of her! Arigatou <3 *treasure it*

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Oct - Halloween event~

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Oh ya, this weekend there's Mini Hobbycon at Suria! Entrance is free! I hope you KK folks would come and visit! Fuwa Fuwa Maid Cafe will be making an appearance~! We'll be offering some cute & delicious meido snacks and selling some limited merchandise. Hope to see you there!

This year's Fuwa Fuwa Time Maid Cafe theme is Sailormoon!!! 

FFT: "Our pretty and clumsy Moena chan as the pretty sailor suited soldier of Love and Justice, Sailor Moon!"
Yes, I'm quite a clumsy & blur person in real life, lol. Please bear with me~lol ( #●´艸`)

Thanks for reading my super long quick-update! I ended up writing 10 times more than I have intended *laughs*

I can't squeeze everything in but looking back help me record my histories, appreciate my life and count my blessings! I think God has been really good to me <3 He is amazing~! You all should get to know him too~ He gave me many eventful and happy memories till today and all He wants was for me to be happy~! 

Well, I hope to update more often in the future! For now I have to go get ready for tomorrow's Running Man event organised in my school!