Today I got to see Giancarlo Esposito in person, or better known as Gus Fring from ‘Breaking Bad’ & ‘Better Call Saul’ :D To promote Better Call Saul season 3, Potts Point’s ‘Thirsty Bird’ chicken shop was transformed into the fictional ‘Los Pollos Hermanos’ and Gus himself would be there to open the shop. HOW COOL IS THAT?
Official photography from Stan
Around 11.45pm, my workmate and I both snuck out of the office to catch a train to Kings Cross. As expected, the pop-up store drew a large crowd and the queue was huggggeeee. First 700 people got free fried chicken, curly fries and a drink. That’s pretty sweet, but since it was a work day and all… it just wasn’t possible for us to line up ^^” So instead, we opted to stand around the entrance hoping to catch a glimpse of Gus himself~ and of course we did!
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!!!!!
Yesterday along with cBsM, I attended the ‘ASRock’s M8 Sydney Showdown’ a free StarCraft 2 event held at the UNSW Roundhouse organised by Oceanic eSports. It was my first SC2 event and I was super excited for the day since my Terran hero IMMvp, a 4 time GSL Code S Champion will be there for the day :D :D Yaaaayy
The event was supposed to start at 12.15pm, but due to technical difficulties, we end up sitting in the audience seat for about 2 hours waiting for something to happen. Mvp was probably getting restless, as he started queuing up ladder games and playing placement matches XD (He end up in Silver league)
It’s that time of the year again when TVB sends a few of their artists to Sydney to attend the Jade World Carnival and autograph session. This year, Wayne Lai Yiu-cheung and Nancy Wu Ding Yan were chosen and I was pretty excited about that. I really admire Wayne Lai as an actor especially his roles as “Chai Gau” and “Lau Sing” from the Rosy Business franchise. I’m kinda neutral towards Nancy, not a big fan or anything but I don’t mind her. Like the previous 2 years, Jacky, Kaz and I decided to check out the autograph session to meet these celebrities in real life. Sadly, on Friday I came down with the cold and spent the last few days trying to recover. I didn’t recover in time for the event so I wasn’t feeling my best.
The autograph session was held at 2.30pm at Sydney Sussex Center and we arrived about 2 hours earlier. Like the previous years there wasn’t much of a crowd earlier on, so we waited patiently and assumed this was the norm. It turns out the location has changed from the previous years and is no longer held at the main entrance! Only at 2.30pm did we realise it was actually hosted in the food court up on the third level… Yes, you heard right.. FOOD COURT. WTH?
By the time we arrived, the place was already jammed packed with people :( I had to use my super-chibi-ninja skills to find myself a good spot. There was also a queue for the autographs which only allowed VIPs with a sticker to get one. I didn’t have a clue about the stickers. What stickers? Before I could even comprehend the possibility of wasting 2 hours for nothing, Wayne and Nancy had arrived. The crowd went nuts and it looked kinda chaotic. There were lots of old grannies there too which I thought was..kinda cute but weird ^^;
Today was a really exciting & memorable day for me! TVB artists Joe Ma, Michael Tse (Laughing Gor) and Susanna Kwan came to Sydney for the Jade World Carnival, and today was the autograph session. Like the previous year, it was held at China Town Sussex Centre but in order to get an autograph we had to spend over $30 to go into a draw. Despite our efforts, Kaz end up drawing out 2 Moon Cake prizes instead, which left us slightly disappointed but the value of the cakes kind of made it okay XD
Nevertheless, we decided to turn up anyway since it was so much fun meeting Linda Chung and Moses Chan last year. The session started at 2pm, so after having some Japanese ramen, Jacky, Kaz and I joined in the crowd a little earlier to get a good view. We kept squealing when they arrived, it feels so amazing meeting celebrities in real life =D Laughing Gor was cool, Susanna Kwan was lovely and Joe Ma was so..charming XDDDD!
Laughing Gor, Susanna Kwan and Joe Ma
At first, I was most excited about Susanna Kwan and Laughing Gor, but when the time came it was Joe Ma who kept us most entertained (he was sitting right in front of us; the other two slightly further away)
A few months ago I drew chibi dolls of the cast from TVB drama ‘Beyond the Realm of Conscience‘ for K-TVB.net. This included a character called ‘Lau Sam Ho’ who was performed by actress Charmaine Sheh.
A week ago, a Malaysian fan of Charmaine Sheh contacted me saying she was going to visit Malaysia and the fan club wanted to make a cake for her based on my chibi drawing. I thought- ‘oh why not’, so gave her a reply and didn’t expect anything to come out of it.
It turns out it really went ahead, and Charmaine actually got the cake with my drawing on it 8D That’s pretty awesome! (Even though I don’t get any credit for the original) She recently started up a weibo account (Chinese equivalent of Twitter) and posted a picture ofÂ it as her first entry too, hehehee!
Here are two lovely photos I was recently sent as a token of appreciation ^.^ (She asked me to watermark them so I did)
Photos belong to Ivy @ ivycreations.blogspot.com
Looks good to me 8D
Last night Jacky, Kaz and I went to see Joey’s 2010 Sydney Concert held at the Sydney Entertainment Center. I’ve always wanted to go to a concert, and Joey is pretty much the only person I care about and want to see live. I even had a dream I met her in person (and damn that was cool XD) Knowing my first concert experience was watching her made me extremely happy :D!
I started listening to her about 10 years ago. She came to Sydney for a concert in 2004, but because it was during HSC year we decided it probably wasn’t a great idea (and it was pricey and we were jobless XD). I’m glad she’s able to come back and perform for us :)
Jacky and I got the $69 tickets but thanks to his cousin we got the front row of the last section so we were pretty close to the stage (though not centered). Kaz watched with her friends at the $108 seating right at the center. It would have been better if they gave us whistles or glow-sticks but that didn’t happen. We resorted to using phone lights instead.
So.. I was sitting there waiting eagerly for her to appear but wasn’t as excited as I thought I would be at that very second. Then she came. She started singing. My eyes became really watery.. It was then that I realised just how happy I felt. I was reaaaally happy. I couldn’t believe I was sitting there seeing the real person and hearing her voice. I will never forget that moment :)
I’m absolutely over the mooooonnnn ^_______^!! Today Kaz, Jacky and I went to China Town for TVB’s Linda Chung é¾å˜‰æ¬£ and Moses Chan é™³è±ª’s autograph session! To be eligible for an autograph, we needed to spend $30+ at a store in Sussex Centre to go into a draw. Kaz entered and was lucky enough to win a ticket!! :D She was also allowed to bring two friends along and invited me and Jacky, yay.
We arrived at 12pm to redeem our tickets and went to have some drinks to cool ourselves down :) We went back there at 1.20pm to start queuing up and we were 2nd in line! How awesome is that? They made their appearance at 2pm and at that very moment, the queue kind of went crazy and people just pushed in and jumped all over the place ^^;; IT WAS SOOO EXCITING!! I was surprised how happy I was actually- I didn’t think I would be THIS excited to see them, but I went crazy too. lol There was sooo much competition for a good shot of them, but alas.. I think I dominated!!! :D :D :D
I mean seriously… can anyone get a better view of them than this???? No randoms in the way!!! YAAAAAYYY!!! XD I didn’t even zoom-in for this picture- I was that close to them! So happy..lol
aww..they waved at us ^.^
Linda and Moses recording a footage promoting TVB XD Yes, their recording camera was RIGHT next to me!! ahahaha…which is why my view was so good ^^
Today Markos and I woke up nice and earlyÂ to head off to meet Charles Martinet- the English voice actor for Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Wario!! He was going to make his final appearance today at Harvey Norman CONVENIENTLY located at Auburn!!! LOL! I still find that awfully amusing..That is such a random location, hahaha..but it’s PERFECT for us!! XD
We were about the 9th-10th person to queue up, along with others who arrived really really early in anticipation ^_^ I was excited! We got there around 8am, but he wasn’t going to appear until 11am.Â First I thought 3 hours was going to be quite a wait, but surprisingly time flew really really quick! Everyone was really friendly and most had their DS out playing, while Markos and I played with our gameboy.
While waiting, the staff actually came around and gave us Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and a bottle of water :D How nice is that?