On my very, very, very, very short list of things that irritate me is the fact that there’s a lot of hate and negativity against carbs. This is irritating because, well, what did they do to you? Carbs only exist to provide your body’s number one source of nourishment. Or, if you happen to be Japan or around anyone that made these Totoro bread rolls for the book Waku Waku Kyarakuta No Obento, they’re a source of cuteness, happiness and delight. More »
We’ve all envisioned Lady Gaga as an anime character thanks to the Markus Klinko and Indrani photoshoot, but how would she fare as a chibi anime character? The word “chibi” in Japanese typically means a cute “small child” or “short person.” Brazilian artist Joapa transformed our anime eyes-lovin’ Lady Gaga into chibi Anime drawings. Looking at these drawings makes me wish there was an actual anime series featuring Lady Gaga. More »
Life, why are you so hard sometimes? The chief of my morning was spent scouring every Internet corner for a cute boy with donuts. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate every hour, minute, second, nanosecond, giga second of work. It’s the daily torture that makes things hard: I’m not always eating donuts or cupcakes. Sad, but true. As a health nut with a waivering heart, I purposely make sources scarce. Now that South Korean actor Lee Min Ho is narrowed down as the Cute Boy of the Week, I’ve got a new problem. More »
If you’re into cute and irreverent clothing/accessory designs such as David and Goliath Tees and Angry Little Girls, then you’ll love Modondi, a company whose t-shirts, buttons, and pins are adorable, fun, and sometimes downright hilarious. I’m putting this “Spaced Out” fitted T on my wishlist because it’s SO me!
Renee Lau, co-owner of Modondi and the brainchild of their delightful designs was kind enough to do an interview with me about the secret behind Modondi’s success!
Ming Min Hui: Modondi’s tagline is “An expression you can wear.” Can you elaborate on that and what Modondi’s all about? Renee Lau: “An expression you can wear” is something my partner (Peter) and I came up with since the beginning. We wanted to take emotions/expressions that are wacky and funny found in anime and manga and make it come alive. We try to make emotions that people can wear such as a popping vein Emoticon pin (on your hat or a bag) or if you feel like you have nothing to say, you can wear a Dot Dot Dot t-shirt to express that. We like making products that everyone can have fun with such as the “poop on a stick” t-shirt which has been well-received. As a company, we’re very laidback and we try to have fun while doing what we like at the same time. More »
Ever since Cosplay Day at Kinokuniya in August, there was one particular cosplayer that caught my eye; however, I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know her which nearly broke my heart. Her cosplay at the time was Rhyme from the Square Enix game The World Ends With You. I absolutely loved it and was able to get a quick photo.
It was then by chance that I saw her again at New York Anime Festival last weekend cosplaying in a completely different outfit. To say the least she looked stunning in her handmade cosplay and this time I made sure to get to know her.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. (Name, age, height, hobbies, etc. Anything you want to include). My name is Jennifer (or Kaori, whichever works for you) and 22 years old. I like to read manga, novels, watch T.V., play video games, sewing and hanging out with friends. I don’t really watch anime because I don’t have the time, and sometimes, it’s just not as good as the manga. I come off as quiet and shy when people first meet me cause I tend to get very nervous. I never know what to say, so I’m always quiet. Some people take it the wrong way, and think otherwise. Please be patient with me, and I will open up. It just nerves get the better of me. More »
Last weekend was the New York Anime Festival where anime lovers and costume players alike gathered. As you may know, Ningin (our sister site) hosted a cosplay contest where over hundreds of cosplayers participated. I had the opportunity to meet some of those cosplayers and interview them, one of which is Carrie Wink who caught my eye the first day with her amazing, handmade cosplay costume. Below she goes into detail about not only herself but her cosplay career and her future aspirations.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Name: Carrie Wink Age: 26 Height: 5′ 7 1/2″ Hobbies: Sewing, Modeling, Drawing, Baking, Traveling, Anime, Manga, Video Games, and Exercising. Aspirations: One of my goals is to become a costume designer for accredited plays or other theatrical performances. Another goal of mine is to become a representative for an Anime Company with responsibilities that can include modeling, spokesperson or advertising campaigns. More »
This weekend I’m going to spending all my time at New York Anime Festival which started today. Even though it’s supposed to be calm, it was really busy for us because we were doing a Cosplay Photoshoot Contest which attracted a lot of cute cosplayers. I had no idea what to expect and I’m a little jealous/sad that I didn’t get to cosplay myself.
We took over 200 photos today which doesn’t even amount to how many we’ll be taking tomorrow. For now however, here’s a few from today that I thought stood out in my mind.
Note that I only picked girls this time! No offense to the boys but the girl in me has to represent. This in no way has any influence over the winners in the contest. Voting process will begin Monday. Good luck to everyone.
I was also told that most of the cosplayers were bringing their A-game tomorrow. More »
Otherwise known as anime lenses, these contacts are designed to enhance you’re the size of your eyes and sometimes make them shinier. They do this by having a thick black rim around the outer edges of where your iris should end hence circle lens. Also, just like regular contacts, they come in a variation of colors.
Some people say they make you look like a freak but I beg to differ. It definitely brings more focus to your eyes but they’re not as big as you think. In person, they look a little bigger but not as big as some photos may over exaggerate. In the photo of my eyes, the top photo are my normal eyes while the bottom has contacts in.
I actually have two pairs of these in brown and black. After using them, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to regular contacts because I absolutely love them. I recommend them to anyone and everyone. However, be weary that not all colors will look good on everyone. I would stick to a color that looks most natural. They’ll already make your eyes look big, so there’s no need to bring in more focus by using a color contact that doesn’t match you. More »