18 February 2015 @ 11:22 am
Meeting Mino-san  
I met Mino-san in San Francisco on Monday! Mino-san is one of my mutual friends from Twitter. I initially followed her because I loved her art and I thought she was fun, from whatever tweets I was able to read. I didn't know enough Japanese to really speak to her, so I was pretty shy about talking to her. Imagine how shocked I was when she told me she would be visiting California and asked if she could meet me!

At first I told her it would be impossible, since she was visiting the Los Angeles area. When I told her I lived closer to San Francisco, she said she'd fly up there. Q_Q It was a wonderful opportunity I couldn't pass up. I asked Mino-san if my friend JoAnn ([livejournal.com profile] squarebubblex) could join us, and she said yes!


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Current Mood: jubilant
28 July 2013 @ 07:18 pm
JPop Summit 2013!  
After thinking I wouldn't go, I went to JPop summit yesterday! When Kinokuniya first announced it on their Facebook page, there wasn't much information about it on the website so I wasn't sure, but when [livejournal.com profile] squarebubblex mentioned on Friday suggesting we go, I immediately went to see if new events had been posted on the website. I knew I wanted to visit the VizMedia and FUNimation booth at the very least. I also wanted to see artist Katsuya Terada and possibly get his autograph (which I wasn't able to!). Kinokuniya posted some photos up in an album on Facebook here, though!

I missed beatboxing JPOP ambassodor DAICHI's performance by the time we got there, but I got to see him walking in the streets and was literally inches away from him when these girls dressed as butlers said hello to him. I took the chance to wave at him as well.

I didn't really take very many pictures. I'll just wait on [livejournal.com profile] squarebubblex to upload hers. I think she took a few photos for me. I did get to take a picture with models Ayumi Seto and EVA. They were really cute and sweet and Ayumi pointed at my shirt saying, "Mario!" then at my hat, "Pikachu!" Aaah, I didn't know how to speak to her but I was happy that she'd point them out like that. It was a connection link in culture!

I got a Bleach shirt from the VizMedia booth, which I was pretty excited about. I got some other nice freebies too! We checked out the Harajuku KAWAII pop up shop, and pretty much meandered around the street shops. We watched a Fashion Show  featuring a number of popular Japanese models including Ayumi Seto, Yura, and Saki Sato. There was a special appearance of Sebastian Masuda and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu as well! Kyary's concert was today, which my friend went to watch. ^^

Aand yeah! We ended the day at the event watching performances by LoVendoR. It was pretty fun and definitely a new experience for me in terms of getting there. I had never taken the BART train or a bus around a busy city before, and though I still can't trust myself on my own, at least it was something different!
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