HAHA, I literally copied the entire thing from the facebook page because i have no idea what this contest/event is named as other than it being a gathering or something for the Top 40 contestants.
In any case, quite glad to be able to squeeze into the Top 40 (constant thick-face bugging & self-voting LOL), and with the Hayashi Twins even! Really glad to finally be able to meet them in person after constantly saying that we would see each other during cosplay events (but always failing to
). So one of the motivational push today for me to attend the event is actually to meet them heh heh
Anyways, the event is held at Windowsill in the woods cafe, a place which has been highly raved by many of my friends recently for their atmosphere and pies.
P.S. Picture as credited with link
In any case, i took a cab because i was running late. This cafe is located at Jalan Besar, and the nearest MRT would be Lavender, which is a good 10+ stops away from mine. Reached the cafe at around 11am with the Hayashi Twins waiting for me at the side of the cafe because we wanted to go in together
So sorry to make you guys wait so long for me!
We registered and had our pictures taken with this board to describe ourselves. I wrote "Easy-going" for mine because i couldn't think of what to write other than the usual adjectives like "Happy" , "Friendly" , "Out-going" (not really LOL). So i just wrote "Easy-going". With that, we sat down and had small talk (cosplayers!), so we talked about cosplay
, & school & work as well.
The entire thing started at around 12pm, whereby there are more people in the cafe. Apparently, there was a host and his name was Gabriel (i think). Would rate him a 8/10 for hosting - pretty good in engaging the crowd, but then again some of the people there were pretty hyper and enthusiastic themselves already soooo~
First activity - Photography Skills
I was supposed to group with the Hayashi Twins since they were considered as "one" in the competition (so cute omg), but there was even-number so in the end i paired up with this girl called Eileen.
Very nice to meet you!
The contest was to basically take picture of yourselves. After which you would post onto the facebook page of this event, and asks for friends to vote for you. The event started at around 12.30pm, and voting ends at 2pm. The winner actually managed to garner a total of 160 votes in the span of 1.5hours. I dun know how the heck they did it, but genuinely impressed. Congratulations! Eileen and I only managed to have about 10+ votes? But thank you to everyone who helped! Really appreciates it
The winner with the most votes walked away with TOPSHOP $150 voucher each, whilst the pair with the best photography skills as judged by the brand ambassadors (Miyake
) walked away with a Polaroid camera each. Congratulations!
Windowsill in the woods kindly provided us lunch for this afternoon, and man, am i super excited about this (吃货)! The main dish was a burger dish w/sandwich, fries & macaroni. I couldn't catch what the owner was saying when he reads out the menu for the day, but man, the main dish is good! Dessert was a pie with peppermint on top. I am not a big fan of pies, but it's actually pretty tasty. Alas, i was quite full from the main dish so i didn't finish the pie and shared it with the Hayashi Twins instead. There was also a green tea drink which was pretty good too, but i didn't manage to take a picture because i was kinda too hungry by then heh heh
There is also a complimentary pie from the cafe for us to take home, but it's kinda squashed because i had so much shopping to do this afternoon after the event for tomorrow's BBQ session!
Soooo, i'm gonna just take one from the Internet. The one i had for the complimentary pie is the one with the swirls at the corner of the pie. DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE? HAHAHAHA
P.S./Picture as credited with link
Second Activity - Skit
The second activity was a skit competition whereby all of us have to act with accordance to a scene we get. Ours was one of which "you have an acne outbreak and you need to find a solution" ~ something along that line. With the twins, Eileen and myself, we won the prize for this competition!!
Its an annual pass to USS (actually a S$100 USS voucher), so i can actually use it on other stuffs, but ah wells!
Really surprised when they announced that we won because the other groups were really good as well. Won probably because of the group, so thank you everyone!
Now i can finally go to USS (LOL)!
The entire event ended at around 3pm, and it's actually pretty fun to meet the other ulzzangs, chat and just chill and relax. Of course, I took quite some pictures as well!
With Miyake & Yutaki who is both really good-looking and friendly! This shot was taken by Yutaki LOL. Actually i was kinda shocked because i wanted to retake the picture we had earlier since Miyake blinked. So when i went forward with another picture request, Yutaki pretty much just took the phone (not rudely of course) and took position. LOL! Kinda different from what i had expected - like you know, maybe would have "airs" or whatsoever, but they didn't and were like really friendly and bubbly. HAHA, so yeah! Shot as presented~ Ta-daa~
With the Hayashi Twins! Still feel much "smoother" to call them the Hayashi Twins instead of their names when addressing them on the blog. Heh, because i can't really tell the difference from their pictures! But i can in real life now!
& a picture with the group!
Overall, it is a good experience for me. I kinda went to check out on other contestants, and i realized that some of them are pretty popular and influential on the Internet
Well, apparently for me i'm just joining for fun and the votes mostly came from family and close friends and myself HAHAHA! So yeah, probably not expecting to win anything much from this competition, but its really great to meet everyone and just chillax on a lovely Saturday otherwise spent lazing around at home. Hoho.
Thank you Acnes for the goodie bag!
After the event
Sijun came to meet me after the event was done because we wanted to buy the food stuffs for his birthday BBQ aka chalet on Sunday, which is the next day! We met at Lavender MRT, and he was kinda lost since he took bus here. Being bored and since i was dressed up, i just have to camwhore HAHAHA!
I tried a different make-up today, since i always wanted to try the "draw on your lower eyelid" makeup, but failed always. I hope it looks ok, because i still feel pretty "noob-ish" in the art of makeup actually. Sigh. /looks at cosfest pictures and cry in dismay
In any case, i was suddenly in the mood for neoprints, so i dragged Sijun to *Scape and we took our first neoprints together!
We both agree that he look kinda gay and girly in both pictures. I have no idea why they made his eyes so Kira-Kira when he is a guy!! LOL, what the heck -- . But aww, isn't he cute?
LOL LOL, he was damn sad and in denial when he saw the pictures, but i just kept laughing. Talk about evil. Hoho. In order to make him feel better, we went into the machine picture taking area again to have some selca shots.
Took his shades to play around hahaha, and my fringe is really a mess of oily hair. Argh.
Today is a really lucky day for me, because i got myself a $10 313 Somerset mall voucher by downloading this game on my phone. Went to Zara and wanted to buy a pair of jeans for Sijun as his birthday present, but he couldn't find his size (see lah see lah so skinny!). Went to Lowry's Farm too because i always loved that clothes but it was so expensive! Lucky for me, they were having sales and so, i kinda bought myself a top instead with the voucher and Sijun sponsorship
HAHA, in the end it kinda became my birthday instead HAHAHA. I wanted to buy him a shirt from there as well, because it was really affordable ($19.90 from the usual price of $39.90). Like woah shit, just buy it!
I wanted to buy the high waist shorts too because it has lace at the side and its just so cute! But its $39.90 even after sales (usual price $59.90) so i kinda give it up.
Lowry's Farm clothes are all so nice and pretteh! AHHH, I WANNA ALL OF THEM GIMME GIMME /grabby hands.
But the style was different from his usual style, and he didn't have the shoes to pair it with. In the end he kinda gave up on the top. LOL! Wanted to buy for him, but ohwells! Better to spend the money on something more worthwhile (which i kinda already thought of already)
Finished off with dinner over at Yishun before we bought the BBQ stuffs for his birthday tomorrow. I really love the food here - its so nice! The sotongs are super tasty!
I would super super introduce everyone to go, its really super nice. The location is Yishun Ring Road, beside Khatib MRT's NTUC. It's around there, so pop over there when you are free or around that area!
Tomorrow is Sijun's birthday chalet! So excited!
Will update my blog with the pictures next week