Monday, July 14, 2014

A short update and Tobuscus- Literal Trailers

It's two more hours til the Grand Finale of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.


I am really excited for this match! Germany's got a really impressive lineup of team players, with the record breaking match against Brazil. On the other hand, Argentina has key player Lionel Messi and talented players as well.

I'm not siding any team; I just want an exciting match! The wait is killing me. I hope I'll have a sleepover party in the next FIFA World Cup; it'll be so fun.

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I love Toby's Literal Parody of trailers; they're simply hilarious!

I know that some of these have been uploaded like, 4 years ago or so (and you've all probably already watched them) but some things are just timeless classics.

Basically, Toby creates wacky 'lyrics' that goes along with the tune of the theme music from trailers.

I used to memorize the 'lyrics' with my brother. He can still remember most of them. I am sad to say that I don't have his spectacular memory so this is like a 'revision' for me haha.

LITERAL Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Trailer

 His Assassin's Creed series (yes, there's more of these) are my favorite coz they're super catchy and they've references to each other. JUST WATCHHH

"Nod at the bird and PEOPLE DIE.

EVERYWHERE.

PEOPLE.

DIE!! "

LITERAL Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer Parody

Everything with Harry Potter is good.

LITERAL The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

This is so funny, I just cannot. Tank.

"If you sneeze on me, I'll take a bath with you sometime" 

LITERAL Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I think this may be one of his most catchy trailers yet.

"Fallin' and fallin' and fallin' and fallin'..

And

LAND IN A LAKE!!!!!!! "


 

I still have about 40 minutes of waiting time....Wonder how many other people also stayed up for this match...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cosfest VIII 2014 @ D'Marquee, Downtown East

I am pretty glad that Cyanide and I went as cosplayers for this event. At least we had something to do- like posing for pictures haha.

This time, we're on the same theme(team)!

Our 'Team'
Same 'Theme'
By now you can sorta guess our characters...
Yes. Death Note. I look like crap but whatever. Don't offend me. I'll take your autograph. MisaMisa's looking hot as usual!

I must say, I was simply thrilled to see so many cosplayers there! This time, there were much more cosplayers around than Anime Matsuri and Cosfest Black Market.

Most importantly, the theme for this event is FINAL FANTASY. I was very excited to see cosplayers for Cloud and Yuffie from Final Fantasy VII! I saw a few Tifa (s) as well.

Yuffie Kirasagi
Cloud Strife




I initially considered  going as Tifa because of the simplicity of her outfit, but my hair wasn't long enough and I refuse to splurge on wigs.

Tifa Lockhart
Slightly disappointed that I did not see any Aerith though ( COZ I SHIP AERITH X CLOUD SORRY TIFA SORRY ZACK); she was one of my fav FF characters. I think it's because her character requires too much props to cosplay...
Aerith Gainsborough

MY OTP. *foams at mouth due to excessive fangirling*
If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should watch Final Fantasy VII Advent Children ( Plenty of full versions on Youtube) if you haven't! THE GRAPHICS ARE BREATHTAKING. So many (virtual) hunks! So many (virtual) babes! btw I just realized my own Advent Children disc don't have some of the additional scenes (WHY). So yea, it's probably always best to watch it online.

I'm focusing alot on FFVII coz I did not see cosplayers for other FF series, so yea.

In terms of stage programmes, Cosfest VIII has paled in comparison to conventions of similar magnitude (like Anime Matsuri 2014).

I think that the duration for the Cosfest Anime Karaoke could have been shortened. While I was mostly bored from it, there ARE a few performances that are praiseworthy. However, there was still not much to do there except to wander around the stage and trying to get a glimpse of the items in store at the booths. That is, if you can even survive the huge crowd and get near enough to the booths.

 Also, I don't know how, but even though we were wandering around inside the D'Marquee most of the time, we managed to miss a very famous guest cosplayer, Yuegene Fay.

It was also kind of a pity that I did not try out for the Cosfest Running Man; it sounds pretty interesting. But alas, I was wearing crappy shoes(again) and registration should have been done earlier.

I really liked the Graffiti Wall! We have so many talented artists!










Ironically, we had alot more fun hanging out as our character at the downtown east Macdonalds rather than walking around. I think next time I'll just chill and people watch there; it was quite an interesting experience.
Fun with these pretty girls! ^^

Friday, July 4, 2014

Perhaps a great horror plot: First try for Contact Lenses

I was only in secondary 3 or 4 then.

My biology teacher decided that it was a brilliant idea to show us a video of eye dissection.

I didn't even last for a minute.

I could almost feel the pain when the cornea was sliced open and the iris stabbed with some needle-like thing (I'm sorry to traumatize you with my words btw). I just couldn't take it. I couldn't watch the video in its entirety.


I didn't think much about it then; I thought I was just being squirmish with gory stuff.

Fast forward a little to my JC 1 days.

Our team of General Paper teachers thought that since we are like, young adults already, it is high time that we get exposed to more...uncensored topics.

And they showed us a clip of abortion during one of our lectures.

UNCENSORED abortion.

I guess it's kind of a subtle pro-life message to us students. Or an indirect way to tell us the importance of practicing safe sex.

Surprisingly, I was able to process the entire video. In my honest opinion, it is the most horrible thing that can ever happen to a living being. HORRIBLE. It would be a different story if the fetus has already died in the womb, but in the video, it was still alive.

I would leave the discussion of that video for another day, but it was then that I sorta get that I have a huge problem with eyes. If I managed to survive that traumatizing video and get scarred for life, shouldn't I be able to take the eye dissection video too? Afterall, the abortion video is at least 1000x more gory than the eye video. But no, I still can't.

I can watch SAW, write horror stories of killings, dismembering and all things disturbing, but I just cannot tahan any violence related to the eyes.



So you can imagine my phobia for eye contacts. No, I am not talking about some sort of Anthropophobia.

I am talking about poking your eye with these.




Let's face it, I am probably the last person on Earth to need contact lenses. My spectacles works just fine. The only sport I really do is swimming ( Swimming with lenses IS A BIG NO NO AND THE LAST THING YOU DO BEFORE U GO BLIND). I cannot take any form of violence with regards to the eyes.

So yes, I have to admit that I was suddenly overwhelmed with a wave of vanity and (FINALLY) went to get some contacts.


Those eyes... I want those eyes @.@

 But I got do some research before I plunge luh.

If you're going to buy your contacts from physical shops(aka not online), these are the things that you should expect ( And I stress that I am an eyecare noob so these are not comprehensive).

  1. Your optometrist should do a proper lens fit.
It includes
  • Checking your eye health, cornea steepness, prescription power
  • Popping different brands of lenses into your eye, observing the lens through an eye machine to see if it fits well on your eye
 2. You can ask for trial lenses. (Zey R FREE woots)

3. If you are a first timer, your optometrist should have taught you to insert and remove your contacts for at least 5 rounds.

4. Your optometrist should be advising you on lens care procedure and lens handling procedures.
  • NEVER LET THE CONTACTS COME INTO CONTACT WITH NORMAL WATER
  • Wear makeup after wearing it, remove makeup AFTER removing it
  • Change lens solution regularly; especially the night before wearing them
  • Any abnormalities just run to them


And... the price to pay for vanity is not pretty.

My eyes were bloodshot and watering, because I just couldn't do it. I just couldn't open my eyes and stop blinking enough for anything to get into(or out of) my eyes.


My optometrist is really experienced, but I can sense that she was suppressing her impatience about my wimpiness. So in the end she herself had to grab me and pop the lenses for me.

It sort of worked; despite the manhandling, it was surprisingly painless. I can finally trust my friends when they said contacts are painless hahaha. I'm sorry that I doubted yall!

On a random note, my optometrist thought I was a secondary school student. She looked at me like I was a spectacle and had a-fake-ic (puns intended okay I shall stop my lameness).

Oh btw the pricing is quite affordable. My monthly contacts were much cheaper than my spectacles. Or maybe it's because I kept insisting that I want the lowest price. 

I'm still having alot of problems wearing them and taking them out on my own though, but I'd say,

HAKUNA MATATA YOLO ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED (FINALLY) !!!

Phobia for contact lenses CONQUERED!

I'm still trying to comprehend how the others survived contact lenses for years though.

Some told me that I will get used to it.

I guess I am on my way towards being a 'survivor'.



The next obstacle?
Maybe....
Just maybe.....


Childbirth.

Thanks for reminding me that, mum.