Monday, December 31, 2012

Day 6/7 Diva shoot + Countdown

got up around 9+ to prepare for the shoot. arghhh what was i getting myself into, shooting in the cold!? but oh goooood i love these lenses!!!!

me with ta-sem

took a super long time to prepare because my hair was not behaving. gwah. finally when it was done, we headed out to find a nice tree spot, and i had to climb up to get a decent view. after getting some shots, we headed back and i realised that m wig was slightly pulled back so all the shots couldn't be used. ARGHHHH. had to reshoot again. the cold! the cold! my hands and legs were freezing like mad. T_T and the blood i brought couldn't be used properly because once you splash them they get downed by the thick snow. what a waste. bleahs.

in the end we went into this greenhouse like place to shoot and got a pretty nice shot. to be honest, it wasn't the diva shot that i want (all evil and bloody), and this looks like it was shot in the spring and not in winter. haha. but i like it SO WHAT. pretend it's saya cosing as diva la huh.

we also shot some indoors before we finished up. waiting for the snow shots now...! uploaded a shot on fb for an advanced new year greeting since it looks like i won't be having internet soon after i get out.

00 was out snowboarding, so i headed out with aryeong, kyungmin and d-man. ta-sem didn't wanna join as he was tired from the shoot. boohoo. (and it was probably a good decision on his part, that i found out later). we went out at aroun 5+. the guys can really sleep. omg. had oden and this crispy taiyaki-like thingy before we took the 1hour ride to our countdown destination.

had a nice streetfood kinda dinner. dokboggi, oden, some egg-sushi thingy and fried stuff - pretty interesting. had to stand and eat them but it's actually waaaay better than all the samgyeopsal i've eaten (probably because i've been eating so much meat for the past few days i'm getting sick of it, can you imagine... x.x) while waiting, i managed to do some shopping at various cosmetic shops - and i shouldn't have had @.@ carrying stuff around in the countdown crowd is a big mistake. but poor 00, he had to carry his snowboard around. (eh no one told you to go snowboard before that you see hurhurhuhr)

had to wait another hour or so for 00 and some others to reach, so i went to shop for some cosmetics. didn't really have much time to shop, and actually now wasn't really the best time to shop, but it doesn't seem like i'll have much opportunities to do so later anyway. i don't know how these people can just stand lazing around mac, but i guess nobody feels like moving when it's -12 outside. well, i think i prefer to be frozen than to do nothing. absolutely dislike waiting.

when we came back, 00 was there but it seems we had to continue to wait for some of his other friends to reach. sighs. bought the coffee affogato for 00 and jimin (since he got me one the the day before too heh) and rotted.

when we finally moved out, it was 1030+ and so cold outside. the crowd was already starting to fill, and rows of police barriers started to form.

there was some random groups of korean traditional dances going on though. hur.

poor 00 had to lug his snowboard stuff around and kyungmin kept crossing his path to hit his gear just to disturb him. hahahah i swear this pair is awesome to be around with.

we then shoved our way nearer the screen. look at the policeeeeee

just look at the crowd... the crowd!! can't see any floors!!!

it was actually already 11+ when we stood in front of the stage. and guess what. we have to wait an hour before the countdown. duh. of course. we needed to shove our way here early to grab a place ma. actually i wasn't aware that we had to come early to 'chope' a place so that we can see a bit of the concert and the fireworks. thought it was something like our country where you could just go up some hotel and watch it from a safe distance. bleah. so my poor feet was freezing for an hour+ before anything happened. but i couldn't really see much =_= oh i did see a lot of couples kissing, and this lonely old man just beside me. wonder how he feels to be surrounded by the kissing fishes.

the concert was interesting because they sing circle of life and this polka miku song. otherwise... not much to see. i was glad when 2012 was over. but i didn't really feel the 'hey it's 2013!' though. x_x

yay. oh look, fireworks. nono, not the one on the left, that's just a streetlamp i think. you mean you can't see? neither could i. it was like specks of light. bleah. so not what i had in mine.

so just a minute after the countdown, we had to quickly shove our way out before we begin to be crushed by the human army. but all the same, we were being pushed around. kyaaaa. somehow it was much better to be pushed around in the freezing cold than in the hot sunshine. at least you don't feel each other's sweat, and you will keep bumping into soft cushions (just see the amount of clothes we had on, jeez). and no stinking strange men. hurhur.

we stopped at mac for a bit of rest before we decided to hang around and have a round of drinks at a nearby liquor shop. it was funny when the attendant pointed out some of us to check our age and 00 was one of them! hahah. and how strange that they let me get away just by saying i'm a foreigner. we sat down and ordered some food thereafter.

man, for some reasons, everything we ordered was red in color - kimchi stir fry, kimchi jjige, some funny snail cold noodles and the only proper one was probably the tomato scrambled eggs (which, to 00 is the one food he dislikes because of the ketchup). the makkgoli and this lemon liquor was awesome though. 19% but it totally didn't feel like you were drinking alcohol! but... don't spicy food NOT go along with alcohol!?

at about 3am, we headed to a pc room typing my last day because we still have some time to kill before the crowd disperse and we are able to take our first bus home. it's 4.25am. and remind me never to go into korea's pc shop again because it's not a non-smoking zone and i was unfortunate enough to have some dudes just stinking his socks outta me. pffft... nehhhh guess i'm gonna spend my better half of 1st jan sleeping later on!!

we finally finished off around 630. ughhh. my poor lungs. and eyes.

oh it was also snowing. so nice. see all the blurry specs?

when we finally reached yong-in, it was nearing 8am already. the taxi wouldn't drive us in due to the snow and the slippery uphill so we had to walk in. well, it was good for me since i get some picture taking time! wished i could have taken more but if i stop everyone will start to wait for me and i know how super cold and tired they are now. oh well.

fell asleep only at 9-10+am. what an 'early' time to sleep...

woke up only at 4+. wow. 00 was called to a family meeting so i had to entertain myself. boo hoo. d-man prepared cup noodles for me, so i ate it, then snuggled myself to a corner sofa (as usual) to continue sleeping, since i had nothing to do anyway. when 00 was finally back, it was impossible to go out as no taxis wanna come over, so we ended up ordering takeout. takeout came in 30-40mins. had jajangmyeon finally!

it was already 8+ when we were done. since there's nothing much to do, ended up sleeping after some movies...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Day 5 Comic World

on sunday, we headed down to the comic world.

it seems that it wasn't particularly interesting for them to attend comic world, and it was not recommended for me to cosplay there, because of the weather, the crowd and also of the potentially dangerous photos that could be taken. T_T

in the end though, there were 2 huge inner hall where it was pretty warm inside with all the booths.

caruto spotted! he's still as cute as ever. his paw paw is so cuuuuuuute.

honestly there's nothing for me to buy, that's why i always don't visit all these. however, i saw a lot of kurobasu and saber goods, so i thought i'll get them for smlj instead. and i did manage to get quite some stuff, since 50% of the booths were almost all kurobasu. the rest was like LoL (why is it under comics though??), SAO, fate stay night etc so sad. probably only saw like 1 booth selling FF, and only FF13.

there's also another hall that's crazy packed with cosplayers, where performances were happening at. wanted to watch but can't really get a decent view. d'gray man was performing at that time, and it looked really nice with all their moving backgrounds!

went outside to walk a little but it was just freaking cold....! i wonder how these cosplayers cn tahan!! they are wearing almost the same amount of clothes as if it's singapore weather. gosh. and some had lots of skin showing. O_O. my respect!!!

caught some csl members on the loose! actually, they were gonna shoot with ta-sem. here's nakyu and lunabelle, and aryeong in the second photo. they are doing characters from cyphers. kyaaaaa i like nakyu <3 a="a" cosplays="cosplays" csl="csl" href="" more="more" of="of" see="see">here
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we also met some csl cafe members at the event, and seonmin, the representative with jungu from amaterasu. it was a bit weird getting introduced to everyone (as sivir and sg rep... guuuh...) because i have no idea what to say =_= one of the cafe fans even bought cakes for us. *w*

we then had dinner at a bbq place again. there's so many of us (i think 17 or 18, with 3-4 cafe fans) that we have to settle down in batches. ooh and it was so good to see mr gogi again. he always has interesting things to say. and i must say, he has a black hole for a stomach. that's waaaaay too much meat he was eating.

we moved to macs for desserts later (is it a tradition to always have dessert though?) since it was about the only place that can accomodate so many of us.

and jimin's cat was going crazy sniffing all our bbq so it was time to feed it. kyaaa! it's such a well-groomed, pretty white cat!!! meowwwwwww~~

and i don't know why, but after a while they started to dress aryeong in a strange get up. maybe because he was the youngest there. poor thing.

and jimin said he would like to try it so he was next. lol.

but ta-sem is the cutest cat there. no resistance at all.

and that was our night~

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Day 4 Konjiam Ski

walked around 00 house area in the morning and visited the dogs. man, their barkings are really crazy. within 5m, they start to charge towards you (but blocked by fence) and bark. with almost 10 dogs barking, the whole neighbourhood can be woken quite easily.

but still, because they are so beautiful, i want to touch them.

view of all the dogs! these are the little ones and the bigger ones returned and surfed a bit before 00 appeared around 10+ to take me to the office.

prepared our ski stuff~~! but the ski bag's zip went bonkers and couldn't zip, so we had to safety pin and masking tape it. hahahah so funny. we then set off to ski! was a 20+ mins ride to konjiam ski resort via taxi, and an hour ride by bus.

whee~~~ my first time at a ski resort, though i vaguely remember i've been to something similar to this before when i first came to korea with a tour group... but anyhow, first time on a snowboard!

had a bit of food before that. hotdogs are nice!

since it was gonna be cold, i was pretty much aptly prepared, so i didn't feel too cold in the end. HENG. we traveled by cable up hill, and 00 taught me how to move around on the board. actually we were snowboarding and not skiing. it was really super hard. T_T first, the boots were such that your ankle can't twist, and once you strap yourself to the board, there's a certain way to bend and you have to keep your legs apart all the time. and with all the gears, it was just too tiring to move around. and i kept falling, and couldn't get up without help.

you really need a lot of leg and hand power for this sport. i felt a bit sorry because 00 had to teach me all the time and couldn't enjoy snowboarding himself. wahhh. gave up and took pictures in the middle. HAHA. i'm quite positive i was sweating inside, so it was a relief to take off my beanie and goggles.

after like an hour and a half i finally managed to finish the hill. we stopped for a snack break at 9-11, then at angelius. then met some of his friends. they helped us take a picture here. hehehhehe. so professionally taken!

actually i thought we were done with the ski, but it seems we had to go another round!!! *gasps* it's ok, i can do this! and we did it faster this time, in about an hour. phew. still, my kneeeeees. oh gawwwwd.

oh and it was snowing slightly at the time we were about to leave. it was beautiful. it was like specks of lightly shaved ice falling gently. and i'm watching this with you.

we took the bus back to yong-in thereafter. boohoo i lost my inner gloves (that's right, my gloves were double layered). the bus stopped like in the middle of nowhere and my bladder was seriously bursting. thankfully there's a building nearby to relief myself. and there's an interesting mirror in all the cubicles, where it says at the top 'the person you are looking at now is the coolest person in the world'. hmm what an ego booster while you're doing your business.

finally managed to get on a cab and had dinner with some visiting members, nakyu and lunabelle. these young people make me feel so old. T_T they are so so cute though. and mr d-man and kyungmin keeps teasing them, making them clean up their food after we've all eaten. guess it's the senior-junior relationship!! it was a fun night! (",)