Happy Lunar New Year 2017 + Upcoming Plans

Happy Lunar New Year 2017 + Upcoming Plans

With February quickly approaching, it is time to lay out some plans for 2017. It has been pretty busy for me lately with juggling a new job with school.

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Happy Lunar New Year everyone! I had a great dinner with family and friends. Hope you all had a good one as well. Looking forward to a great 2017.

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Sakura-con 2016 Day 1

Sakura-con 2016 Day 1

Friday or Day 1 of a convention is fairly quiet since most of the attendees still have either school or work to contend with. Luckily, I had the weekend off to take a breather away from work. Starting the weekend off right is essential for most con experiences. It really does set the tone for the weekend and you have to be sure you’re prepared for just about anything. Breakfast is always a good plan since you’ll likely be having meals at odd times.

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Sakura-con 2016 Day 0

Sakura-con 2016 Day 0

There is just something special about Sakura-con for me. It might just be my positive experiences in the past with the con or maybe it is the friends I get to hang out with. Regardless, there is just something worth looking forward to at Sakura-con as with all conventions.

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Lunar New Year 2016 & New PC

Lunar New Year 2016 & New PC

After another long weekend of excitement and Chinese festivities, things are back to normal for me. However, my PC recently decided to finally give out on me. On the bright side, I had already ordered parts for a new PC. Overall, it has been a fairly good start to the year already. I’ve already attended GP Vancouver with puddi & D_S, and Sakura-con 2016 is just around the corner. Looks like the first half of 2016 will be a blast!

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Sakura-con 2015 Day 2

Sakura-con 2015 Day 2

With Day 1 under our belt, we were ready to take on the second day of the convention. In my past experience, Day 2 or Saturday is usually the busiest day of the convention. Most of the major events occur on the second day and most of the guests have the most majority of their panels, events, Q&As scheduled as well. If there was one regret on the Saturday, it was not having breakfast before heading out to the convention center. My day 2 started off in an interesting fashion with having to help fill in for a friend for an interview. Some ‘delays’ caused him to not be able to make his interview session on time so I filled in for him. I managed to interview Haruka Terui (VA for Yuuki Yuuna) and that will be posted in a separate article in the near future.

scon15_day02_001The cosplay skit contest.

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Sakura-con 2015 Day 1

Sakura-con 2015 Day 1

Waking up fairly early in the morning has been a norm for me lately, but that’s not exactly a good thing. Pile that on top of being too excited to sleep and you’re set for your first day at a convention. If there is one thing I have learned about conventions, it’s that you need to keep yourself well fed and hydrated. Nothing keeps you going quite like an early breakfast. So the first thing I did was hit up a local place in Seattle with puddi, dark_sage, Rekyu, astro, and Ippikiryu. I will admit that place served the best eggs benny I’ve had in my life. After grabbing our first meal, we headed back to the convention center with puddi guiding us back, (guiding may not be the right word.)

scon15_day01_001The Friday morning grind.

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