1000 Cranes for Japan (ALMOST!)

My blood and sweat for the past 3 months. The epitome of love and care from many many people who help folded. I almost can’t believe I’ve finally reached this stage T____T

Now all that’s left is to buy a PVC pipe long enough and get them hung up! Then hand them over to the Japanese Embassy in Singapore along with the donations T____T

3 cheers for perseverence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 YEAYYYY!!!!

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Drama!



I knew this day would come ..............................ehhhhh?! I obviously cannot stop my eyes from falling out and my mouth from opening but you really have to excuse me because Kenshin is my favourite Manga/Anime character and he is probably my first love >////// <;;;;;

Is this guy going to be my most beloved Kenshin ;_;?!

TOKYO: A live-action film adaption of popular Japanese manga (graphic novel) "Ruruoni Kenshin", which stars Japanese actor Takeru Sato as the film's hero Kenshin Himura, will go into production in July, reported Japanese media.

"Ruruoni Kenshin" revolves around Himura, a master samurai who had slain countless men over the course of his career as the deadly assassin Hitokiri Battousai.

He vows to stop killing after the Meiji Restoration, a series of events that restored imperial rule to Japan, leaving his life of bloodshed behind to lead the life of a wanderer who protects the weak with his skills.

"Everyone knows the character Kenshin in the original work. I think engaging acting is required.

"I will work with the production staff to create a Kenshin that stays true to the details [in the Manga]," said 22-year-old Sato, who is now undergoing swordsmanship training.

The creator of "Ruruoni Kenshin", 41-year-old manga artist Nobuhiro Watsuki, was happy that the role of Kenshin Himura went to Sato.

"When the project first began, I and my wife were discussing who should play Kenshin, and Takeru Sato was the first person who came to mind.

"So when it was confirmed [that Sato would play Himura], I was surprised but also very happy," said Watsuki.

The rest of the film's cast will be announced at a later date.

Warner Brothers will produce the film, which is scheduled for a 2012 release.
Source from:  http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/entertainment/view/1137606/1/.html

Is he the guy from the Fit's CM ??

Ahhhhhhh I have such mixed feelings. I don't want to be rude to Takeru Sato's fans but...he's not exactly my idea of Kenshin =(

What do you guys think? Who do you think should be Kenshin or Kaoru??

Earthkeeper, because we are all protectors

Before the entry, let's play a quiz. What comes to mind when one sees the term Earthkeeper ?

A. Earth + an individual or entity that takes care of something; example, butler, maid, steward or governors

B. Earth + someone that cleans up after something; road cleaners

C. Earth + an individual or entity that takes possession of something and protects it.


If you choose any of the above, you are CORRECT!!!

Okay, bad quiz I know =.=. I swear I really wanted it to be a multiple choice with differing answers. But as it turned out, regardless of how I tried to jumble the term, the meaning remains constant; someone who cares and protect the Earth.

The only reasons I can think of anyone failing to interpret that term would be that he/she is...

a. A Dyslexic
b. An idiot
c. An as*****
d. An illiterate

Yes! Finally a respectable MCQ hah! Okay I digressed =x

And so “Protector of the Earth”. Isn't that idea beautiful? Growing up, I used to think superheroes with their destructive powers are cool. But after I grew up, I realised that destroying is easy, protecting and mending is hard.



Like they say, a picture speaks a thousand word. So let this video speak 3 thousand words about Earthkeeper to you.
Eh what is it that I'm hearing about wrong idioms? Don't be an idiot =x (pun intended)! The conversion rate is reasonable !


Earthkeeping is straightforward, practical, common sense. It means taking actions that enable us to be good stewards of the earth. Earthkeeping is the way we make our products. It’s using revolutionary breakthroughs like Green Rubber™ compound to make 42% recycled rubber outsoles. Earthkeeping is using renewable energy in our facilities. Earthkeeping is the more than one million trees we’ve planted around the world to help prevent desertification, reduce drought, fight global warming and green our communities. Earthkeeping is how we take a stand on issues that affect the environment, like climate change

excerpt from http://community.timberland.com/Earthkeeping


In short, Timberland has started a movement to help protect Mother Nature and it is called ‘Earthkeeper’. The term “Earthkeeper” is a combination of “Earth” and “keeper” (duuuhhhh XD).

It is coined by Timberland to represent someone who is concerned about environmental issues and willing to take action to protect our Earth.  Like the minor act of recycling their plastic bottles, to bigger things like replanting eroded areas and using renewable energy to reduce the burden on our environment.

Now, from what I’ve understood from my research, this is a BIG movement!

It extends to a multitudes of areas from straight forward projects like planting trees (actually, it’s not simple either) to overwhelmingly huge initiatives like reorganising their business development, inventing green product technology to  telling consumers what goes into their products. From a very commercial perspective, that is suicide. But from a conscious perspective, that is humane honesty.



I’d go into details about their awfully smart technologies of delinking old rubber and using PET bottles to make sockliner but I know I’d flunk at it so pop over to their website for the reading!


As part of the big movement, Timberland has a Desert Greening project that supports greening and is focused on the reversal of desertification. One of their current initiatives/project, ‘Desert Greening’ is happening in Horqin, Inner Mongolia.

Horqin Desert is a desert located inside Tongliao, Inner Mongolia (yes, the name really is 'inner Mongolia', no I don't mean 'on the inside' of Mongolia).

In 2001, Timberland started on one of its community service projects to support greening activities in China's Horqin Desert that is situated in Inner Mongolia, through Japan based non-profit organisation —GreenNet. Overgrazing of the land and excessive deforestation by Man has led to desertification which has changed the once lush and green Horqin Pasture into Horqin Desert. Timberland continues its tree planting activities in Horqin Desert, hoping that it will recover its lush greenness. Since April 2010, we have planted 1 million trees, and have just embarked on a journey to plant another 2 million

excerpt from http://www.earthkeepers2011.com/sg


Tongliao has a four-season, monsoon-influenced, continental steppe climate, with long, cold, windy, but dry winters, and hot, humid summers. Much of the year's rainfall occurs from June to August, and even then dry and sunny weather dominates in the city. Going by such statistics, it’s not hard to imagine how it maintains a desert.


Horqin desert is almost the size of Switzerland and every year they experience sandstorms that sweeps all the way across Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan while depositing millions of tonnes of sand in the neighbouring cities. According to the villagers, when the storm starts they can’t even open their windows. Even if they did, sand would still get everywhere inside the house.

Being of Rural geographic, it's not hard to synergize the fact that villagers there mostly make their living by farming. And sand storms can never be good. Because soil don't stick and plants don't grow. Simple.

But the problem doesn’t end there.

Like what Janet Hsiu said on her show (video below): “When you're in Inner Mongolia, it's pretty easy to get the feeling you're isolated from the rest of the world. (And) that what happen here couldn't possibly affect things on a global scale” .

But it does. Because the earth is round and we are all sharing what we borrowed from our kids. Inner Mongolia may be far away but their influence on the climate is near.

The saddest part of the story is how Horqin used to be a lush, green pasture. As it turns out, the pressure to feed our exploding human population has burdened the land with over grazing. Within 10 years, population in Inner Mongolia has multiplied by four-fold while livestock has increased by 300 times.

Change in climate and excessive deforestation also left the top soil susceptible to strong winds which finally resulted in it's current barren landscape.

Again, as they say, a picture speaks a thousand word. I present 3000 thousand words *coughvideocough* to you again.


Alright, I hope this entry speaks out to you and brings to mind the dire situation we are in. And if it’s not evident by now, this is an entry for Nuffnang’s Timberland Earthkeepers 2011 Blog contest. As part of the contest, I’m supposed to explain why I should deserve to win.

I’m not trying to be humble but, I don’t think I ever really ‘deserve’ anything except for my leave entitlement, annual bonus and eternal care from my parents =X. But back on track, I mean yeah, I recycle, I reject plastic bags whenever I can, use a Fan instead of the Air-Con and I get scolded by my colleagues for turning off the air conditioner when we go out for lunch.

But those doesn’t necessarily constitutes to a ‘deserving’ reason. Even for more tangible stuffs like taking part and winning Cosplay Competitions, I still think it was an opportunity given to me. Not deserved.

Photo credit: Ani-Culture.net

But I admit, if I do win the trip, I’ll be sooooooooooooooo delighted! Because I really really want to go to Inner Mongolia and DO SOMETHING!

As you guys know, I’m quite the enthusiastic superhero wannabe. I started the 1000 Cranes project for Japan because I wanted to help, no matter how tiny it may be. It kills me to admit this, but I started this blog partly because I wanted a platform for me to have my opinions heard, taken seriously, resonant and maybe make a difference somewhere.


I guess from some perspective, it might just be a shallow form of self gratification but I cannot deny this urge so I’m trying to churn out as positive an outcome as possible.


Urgh I keep digressing.

If I had to do something to win the trip, I’ll only be able to do what I do best. Spread awareness on the good of the movement on various web 2.0 platforms (youtube, facebook,twitter & erm blog.) and ……maybe cosplay if need be =X

Additionally, because I’m so unoriginal I might accidentally get inspired by videos like below, to do a dance video of myself wearing the boots xD

Of course I’ll continue to recycle plastic bottles, reject plastic bags and turn off electricity when not in use. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s my very best. And I implore all of you guys reading this to do the same! So guys, be a Timberland Earthkeeper and support desert greening in Horqin! Go volunteer your services!


Let’s all do our part to protect and clean up!

P/s: Leaving comments never hurt :D You guy’s know how that motivates people right !


For more information about Timberland’s Earthkeeper & volunteering

  • http://www.timberland.com.sg/news/2010-horqin-desert-trip.asp
  • http://www.earthkeepers2011.com/sg/action_earthkeepers.aspx
  • http://earthkeepers.timberland.com/#/home


  • The way Cosplay should be! (Live action video)

    Much thanks to Gin for sharing this epic stuff with me! This is the epitome of live action Cosplay <3!.

    I decided to do something different with Cosplay other than take pics with cute chicks in anime outfits (altho that is pretty awesome as well). I really wanted to bring these characters to life. This was shot during Anime North 2011.
    Special thanks to:
    Lyon Lee
    Erin Hong
    Judy Lim (
    http://www.youtube.com/Limster17 )
    Erin Moroney ( Naruto )
    Christopher Cheong ( Luffy )
    Marissa Melnyk ( Shiek )
    * if u are in the video and would like to be credited, please write on my facebook page (see below) *
    Subscribe if you like anime, action, video games and martial arts ^.^ U'll be missing out on some more awesome stuff to come!
    Music Credit:
    Track title: Zaad
    Composer: Jason Livesay
    Publisher: Bradley Scoring Studios
    ********* I apologize to the fanboys/girls for the monster hunter girl & WoW Warglaives, i really had no clue who they were! **********
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gakmedia


    I ouch at the thumbnail xD


    Seriously, you westerners are making me soooo envious of your talents! I must make visiting a western Con part of my bucket list!

    To all who are still rushing for Cosfest tomorrow, all the best!!!!!

    Cosplay: The Series (Episode 9 review)

    Episode 9 marks the ending of season One and imho, one of the weirdest episode! In this episode, the headmistress Kartini is re-introduced as, you would never guess...a cosplayer!! Like whhhhhuuuttt?!


    The story begins with a glimpse into the past of the club leader, Vincent and their arch nemesis, Sukma. Which then paths way for the appearance of Nina the mysterious girl. Nina is back in town to recruit her childhood friends and she  confronts Rain aka Q-Cosushinkai’s headmistress Kartini about the peril the Organisation is facing (told you it’s weird xD) !!


    The story then pans over to an over-the-top original cosplay with explosive effects and the full KKK cult setting. Which begs the question, what exactly is this secret organisation and what is their motive?

    Episode 9 ends the season on an extremely high note with a major cliff hanger that baits a more exciting Season 2! Tell me you're excited too xD

    Being the season finale, I am pretty pleased with episode 9. I love the sudden introduction of suspense and would love to see how CTS rolls the story out! Nothing like a script that gets your heart racing! And guys I'm serious about getting feedbacks for season 2. I understand Season 2's production are still underway and you never know, your suggestions might just appear in the next season! So comment away!!


    Remember to subscribe to Cosplay: The Series and let’s await the next season!


    P/s: Cosplay: The series also has a Facebook page!

    ACM & WCS Preliminary rounds (photo spams)

    Hi guys! Apologies for the late post again. I was really busy the entire week trying to finish my costume for ToyCon that I was supposed to attend in Philippine. But as those of you who follow me on Facebook would know, complications cropped up and I was forced to remain in Singapore. Mega sadness much =(


    Anyway, this entry is the video and Photo spam for the WCS & ACM Preliminaries held at Orchard Central last weekend.  The Singapore Cosplay Club has uploaded the video performance of the Asia Cosplay Meet and World Cosplay Summit Singapore Preliminary round. Enjoy!

    Photos below!


    Team Fairy Tail

    Team Dragon Nest

    Team Vocaloid


    Team Sengoku Basara
    Team naruto

    Team Saint Seiya

    Team Soul calibur 5




    AyaTenshi cosplaying as a character from Sengoku Basara


    IMG_3531There was also a few armoured statues on display at the event area



    Don’t blame me for saying this but….the mannequin’s pose made this look gay xD


    Gayish Kamen Rider LOL


    A shot of the stage with the Sengoku Basara’s team props


    The only picture I have of Benj and Cheesecake . Sorry I couldn't find any Cheesecakes and you have to make do with Mango, banana and chocolate!



    Rina as a character from Saint Seiya



    Enishi as a character from  Soul Caliber 5


    Very pretty babess ! characters are Meiko, Luka and Miku.

    Kyubei is sooooooooooooooooo pretty <3!!


    IMG_3542Attempt at an Artsy Fatsy shot xD


    Power Ranger!


    Maria & Peggy as Rin& Len from Vocaloid


    Missdeliri as a character from Fairy Tail. Elsa?



    Raistlin as Masamune from Sengoku Basara


    SCC also invited some awesome coasplayers from Thailand! This is them. No really, them. Inside the transformers. Yes BUMBLEBEEEEEEEEEEEEE *fangril screams*



    And the lovely maids~



    Now for some Nurses Open-mouthed smile


    Yeays for eye candies!

    Now please excuse me while I go nurse my wounded heart filled with disappointment.