Sunday, December 23, 2012

Books Kinokuniya & J-Style, Mitsuwa Costa Mesa

It has been a while since I've been to Mitsuwa in Costa Mesa and the layout of the store has change a slight bit. Books Kinokuniya, a bookstore, layout had changed and there are a few new restaurants in the food court. For those that do not know what Mitsuwa is, its one of few Japanese supermarket in the US. Each location have a food court and specialty stores. I took some pictures to 2 stores and the food I got from the food court.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tiffen Camera Filter Set

As most photographer and enthusiast know, filters are great way to get better picture quality before post-editing. Since I really did not know what kind of filter to get, I decided to get a filter kit from one of the few well-known brands. After much debate, I went with the Tiffen Photo Essentials 77mm Lens Filter Kit, which I bought from Best Buy since I had a gift card to Best Buy that I couldn't find what to use it for. This kit came with the basic UV filter, circular polarizer and a 812 warming lens filter. It also came with a four filter pouch. To be honest, I don't even know what the 812 really means... -_-

Monday, December 10, 2012

DJ Max Technika Tune Limited Edition

After preordering the limited edition of DJ Max Technika Tune back in October, it has finally arrived xD
For those that does not know what DJ Max is, it is a rhythm game from the company Pentavision, a Korean company. Technika is their touch screen arcade version and they have finally released Technika Tune which is for the PS Vita.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Camera Accessories

In addition to buy a new camera, I bought new stuff for it. Since the Canon EOS T4i is touch screen, I had to get a screen protector for it. I went with this screen protector from Micro Solution of Japan. Bought mine from Amazon.
I also bought me a messenger/laptop/camera bag from Amazon, a camera clip from B&H, a 6 filter pouch from B&H and an air blower from B&H. Here are some pictures:

My New Camera

I've always wanted a DSLR camera but I never had the money or my parent would somehow convince me not to get one. However, this year, I decided to go ahead and buy one during Black Friday/Cyber Monday week. For those that does not know what Black Friday or Cyber Monday is, it is some kind of holiday on the Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving week. Basically many stores sell stuff at super low price. I bought myself a Canon EOS T4i w/ 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses from B&H Photo & Video.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Tokio tea

So, its raining today and I decided to try the Tokio tea that I bought from Lupicia. I've already brewed some Strawberry & Vanilla tea awhile back. I have to say that it was tasty. Sadly I didn't have my camera to take some pictures.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tea for U & Me

Hello everyone ^_^
So recently I went to Mitsuwa Torrance and came across this tea shop called Lupicia. The shop had some very friendly employees and the display were really inviting. After sampling a tea (I forgot the name of it but I know it was infused with apricot... I think -_-') and smelling some of the tea they had to offer, I knew that I had to buy tea from them.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wandering Fay: Nendoroid Fan Photobook

So I came upon this blog/site dedicate to Nendoroid called Nendonesia. This site is constantly undating with news on up and coming Nendoroids. Plus they have tips on how to pose your own Nendoroid and stuff.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My first Nendoroid and Figure

Since I'm so in to Japanese pop culture and otaku goodies, I can't consider myself an otaku without a Nendoroid or figure in my collection. So I decided to buy me some, from Amiami of course, and they are worth every penny. Nendoroid are made by the infamous company called Good Smile Company.

Weiss Schwarz: Accel World

So I decided to buy another Weiss Schwarz trial deck, this time the Accel World anime. If you haven't seen or read Accel World, its a pretty good anime. Its about a how people in the future are implanted with neuro-link from birth and they use it to do what we do now with computer. However there is a hidden part of the neuro-link called Accel where everything is moved at a very high speed, like fios. Those people of the "Accel" world battle each other for points so that they can continue to be part of the Accel world. People whose points reach zero are kicked out of that world and can't go back. Like always, I buy my goodies mainly from Amiami. Well enough of my boring summary of the anime. Here are some pictures of the deck:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weiss Schwarz

Weiss Schwarz is a Japanese card game by Bushiroad. It means "white" and "black" in German. It is probably as popular as Cardfight Vanguard. The cards of Weiss Schwarz is about your favorite anime. Weiss are normal the "cute" anime while Schwarz are the "cool" anime. These cards are also thicker than American card games like Yu-Gi-Oh, so that mean its likely that you won't bend your cards. Weiss Schwarz is currently only in Japanese with two trial decks in English. Those series include Fate/Zero and Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Angel Beats/Kudwafter Trial Deck and Clannad Vol.3 Booster Pack

So my Angel Beats/Kudwafter trial deck and Clannad Vol.3 booster boxes from Hobby Search came in today. Opening all 36 booster packs was really fun, excite and suspenseful. I have to say that today have to be one of my most luckiest and happiest day otaku-wise. I got me 2 signature cards O(≧∇≦)O

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hatsune Miku -Project Diva- f

I'm a big fan of Hatsune Miku and all other Vocaloid so when I heard that the next Project Diva game was coming out, I just had to get it. I purchase the game and the accessory set all from Amiami, since Amiami had a pre-order bonus when u buy the game plus an extra Amiami exclusive. If any of you are interest in getting your own copy, here are the   links:

Hatsune Miku -Project Diva- f (w/ pre-order bonus and Amiami exclusive) 7,070 JPY
Hatsune Miku -Project Diva- f (w/ pre-order bonus) 6,070 JPY
-Project Diva- f Accessory Set 3,450 JPY

Here are some pictures of the goodies ^.^

Monday, September 3, 2012

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Just finish watching a documentary on a very renown sushi chef on netflix called Jiro Dreams of Sushi. I'm not a film reviewer or critic so bare with me as I try to explain my thoughts into words.

Here's a trailer for the movie:

Friday, August 31, 2012

Moekana for You

Have you ever wanted to learn Japanese and don't where to start. Well, Danny Choo have created just the thing for us. Introducing Moekana, sets of cards for learning Japanese hiragana. The characters on the cards are from Danny Choo's TV show and website called Culture Japan.

Moekana (left) & Moekana Booster Pack (right)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mirai Nendoroid

Nendoroid Mirai Suenaga is finally up for preorder!!!

Good Smile Company have finally released Mirai Nendoroid  to the world... well not yet at least since she will be available late Dec 2012. For those that don't know who Mirai Suenaga is, here is a short intro: Mirai is the mascot of the Culture Japan TV show by Danny Choo and is the main character in "Mirai Millenium". For info on Mirai click here: Mirai Suenaga




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