An exhausting day, a long trip, a long day, but having macchiato with cousin and getting the loots that I wanted was worth it.
It was on Sunday that I went Taylor's Lakeside Asaban Fest and PC Fair Midvalley 2012.
After getting lost for about half of an hour trying to get to Taylor's Lakeside at Sunway, my cousin and I decided to just go ahead to the PC Fair first (we actually took a wrong turn and it turned out to be the federal highway leading to Bangsar).
Breakfast at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Caramel Macchiato!) and then it was PC Fair all the way!
The crowd was packed! Turns out they were lining up with a voucher to get the KAV USB 2012 for only RM1. So THAT's why....
My main purpose of going to the PC fair was to get a fair deal on an external drive to back-up all those important files and clear up my PC. So, armed with enough cash and focus zeroed on WD booth, I surveyed the price and bought the 1TB My Passport for RM299 (after an RM20 discount from a lucky draw) with a sleeve added in FOC. Finally!
The 1TB My Passport
So far, it's good. The backup feature is a plus for me so I think it was worth my penny.
I was fortunate to have stuck to my resolve to only buy food from Coffee Bean and get the external drive. Otherwise, I would have spent a lot more than I was prepared to. (Imagine, an 8GB pendrive for only RM15!)
My cousin went with me to survey macbooks, but unfortunately they did not open any booth there. So we surveyed other notebooks that are good enough (with processors of at least 2.8Ghz) for her to do her design work -she's a graphic design student. But all we got was flyers - LOTS of it.
Anyway, we were stuck there for hours. I think we were at Midvalley until 2pm. Then I thought it was high time to chow. It was a headache how some people (or a lot) were persistent and pushing us to buy something. I still needed to get my stuff at Taylor's Lakeside.
So, well.... I think I almost gave up going to that place. Sign boards were few and far in between and then it only appeared at the fork (and covered by a tree branch!). I don't think I'll be going to another Asaban there. Too much headache to reach that place.
Maybe I'll just stick to AFA and Comic Fiesta (or maybe AniManGaki). - which reminds me: I need to reserve my ticket to CF2012 for either days.
Having experienced both AFA and AniManGaki... I think it was OK. But I still prefer AFA (hopefully they'll have another one next year!) provided they improve in future. I'll see about CF2012 this December.
Now, moving on...
So I finally met Kyu-erien（キューエリエン）!
I don't know why but I really like it when she wears any version of seifuku. =P I only ever know her online through a friend and then our interactions have been limited to FB. She also cosed as pikachu on Day 1 of Asaban. Check out her page! ;) (P.S. Jian, she also said hi to you. You remember you told me to tell her that you said hi?)
And here's the loot that I got from her (finally!).
The cute badges and bookmarks! Talented eh? =)
I was so pumped up to get these from her, and since I didn't manage to get them at AniManGaki 2012, I braved the confusing road to Taylor's Lakeside and paid for these stuff I reserved from her. ^^
Kyu-erien（キューエリエン） is such a nice person up front. I am very happy and glad that I got to meet her in person. She speaks so clearly and she seems so genuine. I'll be glad to get more of her works in future.
By the way, this is what I got on Friday so that I always have some food stashed in my room:
Some small marshmallows and green tea KitKat. The marshmallows need to be replenished now. hehe
The last time I tasted the green tea KitKat was when Jian's mom brought it back from Japan. It tasted so good I wanted more. I finally got the opportunity when I saw a pack of these at Candylicious 1Utama. Bear in mind that it costs RM25 for a pack of 12. Bit expensive no? Of course (but I will buy it only when I have extra money to spend).
So that's it for now! I'll be sure to post more stuff anime/doujinshi/Japan related and more. I might be doing a wee bit of a review on Achhi Kocchi! =) but I'll see. So far I love it. I think I might join Haruno each time Io gives his smile. You unknowing (oblivious!) cassanova!