October 15th, 2014
One month to go…. <3
October 15th, 2014
One month to go…. <3
August 30th, 2014
We spent our last 2 remaining days in Japan exploring Ikebukuro. We managed to do a lot of shopping here and found heaps of Sailor Moon merch!! Wooo! :D So this last blog entry will just be sharing some of the goodies we saw, and wrap up with general thoughts on my trip :)
Sailor Moon Sticker Sheet Gashapon Machine~
August 29th, 2014
On Sunday 24th August, Kaz and I dressed up in a Yukata to experience Japan’s Summer Festival for the first time!! And what better festival to check out, than the one in Azabu Juban where the story Sailor Moon is set? We managed to find these Yukata sets in Harajuku (Takeshita Dori) for a reasonable price. We’ve never worn one before, but luckily thanks to youtube, it wasn’t too difficult and was a lot of fun to wear! We met up with Brad in the afternoon at Hiroo Station, who then took us around to several Sailor Moon real life locations! YOU ARE AWESOME BRAD, THANK YOU :D!
Arisugawa No Miya Memorial Park
A lot of scenes from Sailor Moon took place in this park :D
August 29th, 2014
I’m finally back from my “SAILOR MOON TRIP TO JAPAN” adventure~ flying to Tokyo for the Sailor Moon Musical :D Instead of always ‘wishing I was there’, I decided I was going to make it happen this time. The idea itself excited me just as much as being there :D Sailor Moon is one of my most favourite things ever, so being able to watch a live show for its 20th Anniversary, meeting other moonies, buying merch and shopping in Tokyo in general (I LOVE JAPAN)~ was going to be great. So the journey begins, with just me and Kaz (my twin sister) who’s also into Sailor Moon!
Unfortunately, the trip didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped. The moment I got off the plane from Narita Airport, I was hit with the crazy humidity and 36°C heat and got sick… so sick that I end up wasting an entire day lying on a couch without air con :’D Thankfully, Kaz came home that night with some dinner and meds for me :D She spent the day exploring Shibuya herself.
Kaz with our 7-Eleven dinner :’D We stayed in Shin-Okubo.
The next day was the day of the the Musical~ Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Petite Étrangèr :D :D Brad helped us and Cycyn get tickets to the first show, so we met up to see it together. Both Brad and Cycyn have been my long-time online Sailor Moon friends, and it was my first time meeting Cycyn in person!! SHE IS SO CUTE AND BUBBLY!! AHHH I’M SO HAPPY I COULD FINALLY MEET HER :D!! (She’s even appeared in my dream before…lol that sounds kinda creepy XD)
Me with Brad (MoonKitty)!
Kaz and Cycyn
We dropped by several stores in Shibuya to check out Sailor Moon merch :D
August 14th, 2014
A few days ago (before the SMASH! con weekend), I entered Japan Foundation’s Facebook competition and was lucky enough to be a winner!! :D The prize is a copy of the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Tribute album, signed by voice actress Kotono Mitsuishi/Sailor Moon! yaaay! I feel so lucky ^^
I’ve never won a contest before so this is super sweet!! Also, less than a week to go before I’m off to Tokyo to see the Sailor Moon musical. CAN’T WAIT!! :D :D :D
August 10th, 2014
My Moon Stick Proplica signed by voice actress Kotono Mitsuishi
Autographed by Toshihiro Kawamoto
SMASH! Sailor Moon Themed
August 7th, 2014
The other day would be like any other day, where I’d log onto Twitter, share a few Sailor Moon tweets, read some messages and hop offline. This particular day, I shared a drawing of the PGSM cast I had previously done (The live action version of Sailor Moon).
And then this happened:
Yes. Sawai Miyuu. THE ACTUAL ACTRESS OF USAGI/SAILOR MOON JUST TWEETED TO ME :O :O :O :D :D!!!!!
July 21st, 2014
About 2 months ago, I started building a little dollhouse, which I primarily worked on during my lunch break or down time. This personal side project came about when Robbie put the kit on my desk and asked if I wanted it. He had it lying around his desk for years and wanted to throw it away, so I happily accepted it without knowing what I was getting myself into… Not until I opened it anyway! It turns out the instructions were all in Japanese… and I don’t have the slightest clue when it comes to building things! Determined to make it happen, I went into an Art Supplies store and bought some glue and brushes. After many hours of trial and error, google translating, blu-tacking, taping, cutting, dissolving resin pellets and gluing… we have our finished product!!
It has a garden and everything!! wooo! And now… here are some work in progress pics:
July 7th, 2014
2 days ago, we finally got to watch the very first episode of the highly anticipated new Sailor Moon reboot: ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal‘
..AND I LOVED IT!! IT WAS FREAKIN AMAZINNNNGG!!! :D :D :D
I basically spent the entire weekend re-watching the episode over and over~ and listening to the new theme song ‘Moon Pride‘ by Momoiro Clover Z on loop. It’s no surprise why it’s been stuck in my head ever since. But hey, I don’t mind one bit! :D
When I first saw the teaser trailer, I had some mixed feelings. I liked it, but it also seemed a bit low budget and it worried me. I tried my best to remain optimistic. You never know until you’ve seen the real deal, right?
So July 5th was drawing near…we’d already spent months counting down to this date. However, an exclusive event in Japan was announced for June 30th for Usagi’s Birthday, with an advanced screening of the first episode. This meant that there were going to be people who would see it before everyone else. I knew the chances of leaked footages and visuals were highly likely. I really dislike spoilers, especially for something I care so much about. It was only 5 days away… There was no way I’d let others ruin it for me. I decided to avoid social media and all Sailor Moon related websites altogether. I had unsubscribed myself from all Sailor Moon pages from Facebook so nothing would come up on my news feed. It was a bit hard at first (always tempted to tweet!), but it helped a lot that I was really busy with work which took my mind off it. IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT! :D NO REGRETS!
I was so nervous staring at the countdown timer on Crunchyroll… my heart was racing! When the opening credits started playing, I started screaming with joy. I had this massive smile on my face the entire time. It basically blew my mind. OMG THE FEELS T^T
I love this sequence so much :3 It has such a beautiful vibe to it..
July 5th, 2014
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!! My Moon Stick Proplica (Prop Replica) finally arrived, and it’s BEAUTIFULLLLL AHHHHHHHHHHHH!! :D :D :D
The first time I held this wand, I wanted to cry~ it was a special little moment for me :3
Rayfy, Steffi, Marcus and MZ preordered this for my birthday and I finally got a chance to pick it up from Rayfy tonight. I’ve been wanting to get this since it was first announced~ so it’s been quite a long wait, but totally worth it!
Thanks guysssssssss <3
Now let’s have a look at the stick itself, shall we? ;D
The box is elegant and simple. I like! It would have been nice to have a clear plastic front to display the wand inside the box, but it comes with a pretty stand so I don’t mind ^___^
It feels a bit strange seeing the word “Moon Stick” like this. I’m so used to the word being associated with my MoonSticks comics ^.^