Sunday, September 22, 2013

Collecticon 2013: Assorted Figures

Here's the last set of pictures from Collection 2013:

Solid Snake

Collecticon 2013: Arch-Enemies & X-Men Custom Figures

More awesome figures from Collecticon 2013:

Superman versus ...

Collecticon 2013: Anime & MJ

Still more shots from Collecticon 2013:

Gundam RX-78

Collecticon 2013: Robots & Heroes

Here are some of my shots of the figures and collectibles at Collecticon 2013:

Superman Unleashed!

Collecticon 2013 Day 02: Around the Event Floor plus Cosplayers

My wife and I arrived in the afternoon and we were surprised that in spite of the bad weather, there was a good turnout at the event. I even jokingly said that we just got off the LRT and are we now back in it?

As expected, there were lots of stores selling toys of all kinds. There were display booths. My favorite, MaxiCollectors was there.There was even a speaker talking about what I think was figure customization. Kids and adults alike were milling all over the event floor.

We braved the crowds and were able to browse through all the stores. I finally found the store that I'm looking for, the one selling Hot Wheels for only P60 a car. I'm actually collecting cars on the Hot Wheels Blings line that were released around 2004 and 2005. I already have a couple of them which I bought at 168 and at ToyCon. Now this store has plenty of them. I bought around 11 Blings cars plus 3 more on the ... line. After that, I decided to close my wallet and to just take some pictures while I roamed around.  It was tiring but enjoyable nonetheless.

Here's a bird's eye view of the event floor:

One could get lost here!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Collecticon 2013: Why did I miss this before?

I can't believe that it's already on its 6th year and I wasn't even aware of Collecticon 2013 until I saw a post on the Big Boys Toy Store page advertising this event. Since ToyConPH 2013, I've been waiting for another similar event to attend so this would be another perfect opportunity for me to check out some cool toys, and even maybe buy some, plus a chance to do some toy photography. So I immediately informed my wife that we would be planning to attend this event on Saturday at Robinsons Place Manila. Good thing she agreed :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

ToyConPH 2013 Day 02: Samurai & Villains

Here are some more of my shots of very impressive figures on display at ToyCon:

Rurouni Kenshin -- loved the anime, loved the live-action movie!

ToyConPH 2013 Day 02: Gallery of Cosplayers

Next to toys, ToyCon is all about the Cosplayers! Here are some of the ones that I took pictures of:

Cosplayers Mix 1

ToyConPH 2013 Day 02: Robots & Heroes

Upon arriving at Megatrade Hall, my wife and twin nieces were surprised by the long queue of people buying tickets to ToyCon.  For the past two ToyCons, we didn't encounter long lines. In spite of this, and the heat, our enthusiasm for the event went unabated.

Once, we got past the gates, we roamed the halls while taking shots of toys and cosplayers. The twins were particularly excited since they know most of the characaters of the cosplayers.

Here are some of the pictures I took:

Optimus Prime

Friday, June 14, 2013

ToyConPH 2013 Begins Now!

The biggest Toy and Cosplay Convention in the Philippines is back! This would be the third ToyCon that I would be attending and I can't help but be excited about it. My wife and two nieces are planning to attend Day 2 tomorrow. See you there! :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Loving me some Flickr!

For a long time, I have lost faith in Flickr. Flickr has been one of the earliest photo sharing sites and in its inception was one of the coolest. I've been a member since 2004 and since then updates have been slow.  Really slow, if at all. As the UI designs of most sites drastically improved (500px, Google+ and the recently relaunched MySpace), Flickr's UI remained cumbersome and downright ugly!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Our pet Zorro would be dearly missed!

I was deeply saddened to learn that our beloved pet Zorro had passed away. Everyone in the family was very close to Zorro since he also got a sickness when he was just a pup and he almost didn't make it then. But after he was taken to the vet he eventually got better and grew up healthy.

Zorro got big and strong and he always did his duty as the guard dog of the house. Often, he would be awake throughout the night and be asleep during the day.

After some time, we had another dog in the house which we called Milky due to a white spot that runs on her tummy. Milky is the daughter of another dog of ours, Sasha. Later, Zorro and Milky had several puppies but sadly only one survived. My niece, Thea, fondly called this puppy survivor, Baby Z, since her spotted eyes looked just like Zorro's. Eventually all three of them became our beloved pets and loyal guard dogs.

We would all miss Zorro. Zorro was so gentle and kind. Even though Thea would sometimes pat him strongly on the head, Zorro would just dismiss this and would just look calmly at Thea. Thea would then just go on patting him again. But when Zorro sensed a stranger, his bark would be so loud it could be heard even next door.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Revoltech Series No. 109: Himura Kenshin

Just wanted to share a picture of one my favorites from my Revoltech collection: Rurouni Kenshin. The classic anime is also one of my favorites and the recent live action feature is epic as well.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

Dolphin Show at Ocean Adventure, Subic

Next stop was the Dolphin Show. Everyone in the audience was amazed at the stunts that the dolphins and the trainers were able to do. We just couldn't help but applaud.

Synchronized Swimming

Sealion Show at Ocean Adventure, Subic

After a hearty lunch, it was time to go to Ocean Adventure for the Sealion Show. There were two "officers" with the two sealions and together they did a skit that combined the stunts with some laughs. They even requested a volunteer to be kissed by one of the sealions. The audience really had a great time as evidenced by the laughter and the applause at the end of the show.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Kristine & Ronan's Wedding

Yesterday, our friends Kristine and Ronan tied the knot. I was able to take some shots during the reception at The Mango Farm. It was fun seeing old friends and we were all so noisy again just like our good old Lawson days.

Here's one of my favorite shots of the lovely couple:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

At the Mango Farm

Today, we have attended the wedding of our friends, Tin & Ronan. It was such a beautiful celebration and it was great to see old friends that it seemed like a mini-reunion.

Here's one of the shots that I took of the lamps lined up along a pathway leading from the reception hall to the gazebo:

Lighting the way...

More pictures coming soon...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Trying Out the New MySpace

MySpace is back and it looks totally cool! It kicks both facebook and Google+ in the layout department. I love the whole screen Cover Image and the horizontal orientation. I don't have any friends there yet but I was still able to connect to different bands and artists.

Here's my layout so far:

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