Archive for June, 2010

New home

June 28th, 2010

Lately, my fiance and I have been busy with moving. We’re now living at our new house! The past few weeks, we’ve been slowly moving things over, a few boxes at a time. Saturday, we finally hired movers to get all of the big furniture.

We still have stuff left at the apartment and are still unpacking, but a few rooms are more or less set up, except for decorating, which I can’t wait to do ;)

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Life recently in pictures

June 16th, 2010

It’s been a couple weeks since my last post, and I’ve been keeping myself busy with several fun events. Let’s backtrack!

June 4-5: I drove to Dallas to attend A-kon, an Anime convention. I was by myself Friday, but I didn’t mind because it was a photoshoot day for me. I went to a SNK vs Capcom photoshoot (photos thanks to Aragashi):

And then I had a private photoshoot with Cliff Norman:

On Saturday, I went again but with my friends who cosplayed with me. We saw the music video contest and the cosplay contest. Overall, we had a lot of fun and can’t wait for the next con in September!

June 12: I went out of town again, but this time with my fiance to San Antonio. We had tickets to see Iron Maiden live, which is a British metal band formed in the 1970s. Though all the members are over 50 years old, they are the most energetic band I’ve ever seen on stage. We’re both huge fans and thought the concert was amazing. When we saw them a couple years ago, they performed songs from their oldest albums. This time they performed from their more recent albums, so it was cool to see a range of their songs live =)

June 14: A contemporary Japanese restaurant here is opening a 2nd location with a different menu. It doesn’t actually open for another month, but my friend got to go to a pre-opening dinner and invited me. The food was delicious, and I look forward to their real opening. We had sushi, pork belly, rabbit, hamachi and 3 sorbet desserts. Click for a larger photo of what we ate!

And now my plans for the remainder of the month are… MOVING! It’ll be a lot of work, but we’re hoping to live in our new house before July =)

A-kon here I come

June 4th, 2010

This week has been a short work week for me. I had Monday off for Memorial Day, and I decided to take Friday off. Why? I’m going to A-kon! It’s an Anime con in Dallas, which is about 3 hours driving from me.

I’ve been holed up inside my sewing room lately to work on cosplay costumes, mainly a Shiki (TWEWY) costume for my friend, Jess, to wear to the con. It’s finished now!

(Ignore the skirt. I asked her to buy it, so the one I’m wearing isn’t part of the costume.)

After that was done, I got a little bit of time to fix up parts of my other costumes. I’m going to wear my Sakura (Street Fighter) costume on Friday.

And then I’ll wear my Neku (TWEWY) costume on Saturday, which is part of a group. Jess is wearing Shiki as mentioned above, and her fiance, Jack, is going as Beat.

Jack and I have already worn our TWEWY costumes to 2 cons now, but Jess is a new addition. I try to blog about how I made each costume and their progress on my Cosplay Log, though I’m a little behind on posting about the Shiki costume.

Anyway, I need to finish packing. More pictures coming soon!