P-chan’s Taiko no Tatsujin 4th Birthday Party!

2nd May 2023

Dear Chibi,

Drum roll please… P-chan has turned 4!

I knew this day would come.. but I’m still not ready :’) I don’t think I’ll ever be ready to see my little baby grow up so fast….He’s even made his own little friends now. <3

For the past couple of months, P-chan has been a big fan of drums, particularly Taiko drumming. This year Hubby and I threw him a ‘Taiko no Tatsujin’ themed party at home, and everyone joined in on the fun with “A touch of Japan” :D It was such a colourful, festive sight!

We hired a monster truck jumping castle which turned out to be a hit
Don-chan pinata, probably my proudest creation XD
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Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Part 2 Bluray: Set Complete

12th June 2021

Dear Chibi,

After a long 1.5 year wait, Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Part 2 has finally landed in Australia. It took almost 6 years to release the entire set.. but here we are, all 200 episodes on bluray and DVD formats! You can read my review on Part 1 here.

Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Part 2 featuring Eternal Sailor Moon on the cover
Super Sailor Saturn is featured on the back of volume 2.
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Chloe’s 1st Birthday Party

4th November 2019

Dear Chibi,

GHIBLIeve it? Chloe is TOTOROly One!

Newway threw a very adorable dress up party for Chloe’s birthday, with all the decorations and details based on Studio Ghibli’s ‘My Neighbour Totoro’. She made all the props, costumes and games herself. So creative!

Chloe's Totoro themed birthday
Totoro bus sign

I love this bus sign!

Chloe's Totoro themed Birthday
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Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Limited Edition Bluray Review

23rd October 2019

Dear Chibi,

IT’S FINALLY HERE! *tears of joy* The fifth and final season of Sailor Moon – Sailor Stars (Part 1) is out in Australia :D As a kid, my sister and I used to rent VHS tapes from our local video store. We watched Sailor Moon in Cantonese and recorded it so we could have a copy at home to watch over and over again. Watching Sailor Moon on repeat was our favourite past time, and Sailor Stars was no doubt my favourite season.

At the time, there was no other way for us to watch the show as Sailor Moon stopped airing on TV after season 2. To have it officially licensed and released in Australia after 2 decades, is a childhood dream come true. Why is this such a big deal? Because for the first time ever, Sailor Stars is available to the English audience (it’s also uncensored and uncut). Not a fan of English dubs? The Bluray and DVDs also contain the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. Win-win!

Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Limited Edition Bluray Set (Madman)
Eternal Sailor Moon graces the front, side and back of the limited edition collector’s box.
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Limited Edition Bluray Set (Madman)
Bluray box cover art
Sailor Pluto is featured on the back of Volume 1

The limited edition box & Bluray case uses some beautiful illustrations by Marco Albiero. I especially love the group shot with all 10 Sailor Guardians <3 This set includes 17 uncut episodes (167-183) on 3 Bluray discs.

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Sailor Moon SuperS Part 2 Bluray Unboxed

12th April 2019

Review on: Sailor Moon SuperS Part 1

Dear Chibi,

Now that I’m officially on maternity leave, I’ve got some time to sit down and enjoy some Sailor Moon SuperS! Part 2 got released in Australia back in February and covers episode 147-166.

Sailor Moon SuperS Part 2 Bluray

Here’s the part 2 disc sitting in the Limited Edition Bluray box. Isn’t it lovely how Uranus and Neptune sit in the same box set? ;) 

Sailor Moon SuperS Part 2 Bluray

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Sailor Moon S: The Movie Review

3rd January 2019

Dear Chibi,

Sailor Moon S: The Movie finally made it’s way down under to Aussie land last month on Bluray & DVD. Considering Tuxedo Santa makes his debut, it’s kind of fitting for the festive season XD (Though it’s actually summer here! *melts in the heat*)

Sailor Moon S: The Movie Bluray released by Madman

The film is adapted from a side story of the original manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi, The Lover of Princess Kaguya. As a result, it has a very different vibe to the 90’s anime we’re all so used to, as that has deviated quite a bit from the original source. The story focuses on Luna and her relationship with a young astronomer named Kakeru Ozora.

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24th August 2018

Mirari - Double pass

Dear Chibi,

The friendly folks at Madman recently sent me a double pass to see ‘Mirai (Mirai of the Future)’ which came out yesterday. We tend to avoid watching trailers since they usually show the best bits, so Hubby and I went in pretty blindly having no idea what this movie was about. It turned out pretty cute and entertaining : )

I also caught a shiny Sableye on our way home *.* Feeling lucky today!