Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013

IMG_7145


Hello My Lovely Readers !

In merely hours , it'll be end of 2013 and another brand new year.

( be warned , this will be a super wordy + image heavy post ! )

I feel that I should reflect on things on the last day of 2013 so I've prepared myself to worm at home and celebrate new year with my cat family instead ( with my PS3 and lots of chips ) while writing this blog post !

Gosh , it took me few hours just to sort out the photos in my laptop and planning what to write about. Looking back , I think that 2013 is a wonderful year for me. No complains except the fact that my hair isn't growing fast enough lol.

For the last blog post of the year 2013 , I will be sharing about all the wonderful and interesting things that happened throughout the year. There are lots of good memories ( also sad ones but no need to mention la ah lol ) that I will treasure forever. I am happier and more positive now than ever.

Let's start !  (((\(@v@)/)))

IMG_7263

Chop off my super long hair into a super short bob cut.

I always love having long hair but after a bad hair straightening job , my hair never grow thick anymore. #sadtruestory

Couldn't bear looking at my thin hair so I made a decision to cut it short for my hair to grow again. I regret cutting too short because now I'm having a hard time growing it back lol.

(´;Д;`)

IMG_7763

During CNY , don't know what hit me , I went to dip-dye my hair.

My mother was complaining about the color and I re-dyed 3 weeks later. ( ≧Д≦)


1463065_542553092498955_1357989395_n


Earlier this December , I dyed my hair red.

My friends are shocked and asked me if something is wrong with me lol.

Actually I was feeling random and I stumble upon a hair dye review and just wanted to try it out. I really like the red color but I find it hard to match my clothes so I re-dyed again before Christmas !


IMG_6384


Now , it's back to Dark Brown.

No more playing with colors already , later I become bald.

I tie my hair up in a ponytail everyday because it's at the annoying shoulder length. I think one more year and I'll have pretty hair again. ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ

That's the end of my hair story.


IMG_6746


One of my new year resolution last year was to do well in my studies / college.

I think that's one of the few resolution that I managed to fulfill. 

Two more semesters to the completion of my Fashion Design Diploma.

I will continue working hard next year too !! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ


IMG_8240


As for my cat family , I have 6 cats now and they are all well and happy !

Whitey is born last year but still a precious miracle boy in the family. 


IMG_9745

IMG_9876

Whitey is officially the fattest , furriest and biggest cat in my cat family.

Laziest too ! (⊙︿⊙✿)

Thank you God for blessing my cat family with good health and happiness.

Follow my Instagram for their latest pictures ! >> YINGTZE


IMG_0700

I moved over to a new house too !

I have more working space now , a room just for my sewing / costume making / studies and assignments.

Wheeee to more crafting space !!


IMG_0844


Last year , I took a 8 months break on cosplay .

This year , I resumed my costume making and cosplay again.


IMG_0880

One of resolutions from last year which is to focus on the quality of my costumes instead on quantity. I took my own sweet time making costumes and I find it much more enjoyable this way.


IMG_0944


Started making small props too because my new home has a balcony for me to spray my props ! ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿


IMG_0978

IMG_9598


Much love to Blur from Naneee? Photography and Kenneth from KennTee Photography for supporting my cosplay projects and working alongside me this year !

Thank you very much guys ! ヽ(^Д^)ノ


IMG_0250

I'm also blessed with abundance of opportunities this year , being able to travel to conventions as guest cosplayer.

Funan Anime Matsuri @ Singapore was my first event as a guest cosplayer !


IMG_0284

I've always wish to meet cosplayers from different countries and my wish came true this year.

Every cosplayer has different set of skills which make them unique , and I'm really happy being able meet them and learn from them. \(^▽^)/


979917_10151675524501407_749877295_o

DSC02551

DSC02537

IMG_2425


Then it was Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2013.

I was a guest cosplayer and also meido again @ Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe !

I was blown away by the awesome performances by Indonesian cosplayers during ARCC.

You guys are so inspiring !


1234947_10200388922308161_2042836025_n


I'm also very happy meeting people who supported me all the way back since MMK 2012 till now. Thank you for visiting Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe and supporting my cosplays as well.

Thank you very much !! (´;Д;`)


DSC_7361-Edit


I was invited by Comic Fiesta to give a talk on Costume Making during COSMART 2013.

It was an honor for me to share about costume making because it's something that I really enjoy about cosplay !

Print

DSC03033


Then I was invited again to Jakarta for Japan Matsuri @ Pluit Village !

I am very touched by the overwhelming response , great hospitality and the friendliness of Indonesian cosplay lovers !

I really enjoyed my time here with you !


DSC03036

DSC03161


Also met Pinky Lu Xun my dear cosplay inspiration and Naru , also a great cosplayer from Indonesia. Honored to be judging competition with you !


DSC03029


I've never received so many gifts in my life before.

Thank you for all your love , every gift , every artwork and every letter.

Thank you 


DSCN3528


I was a guest cosplayer for Anime Festival Asia Singapore too !


2-DSCN3521


Very happy to see my friend , Shevonne whom I knew since the early years of my cosplay.

Thank you for coming , it really means a lot ! 


IMG_4824


Met Dempagumi Inc. \(T∇T)/


IMG_4828

ALSO MET ONNIES IN FLESH.

We don't need the same language to communicate ...


IMG_4836

Because we know what we like in common LOL.

Onnies is a very friendly and funny cosplayer. Can't stop laughing when she's around ! 



IMG_4904


AFA Singapore 2013 is where I debuted my most elaborate costume ever made. Queen Esther from Trinity Blood  


1463081_537735129647418_1605022396_n


It's super crazy making this in a month while juggling my studies but .. I made it. It's my most expensive gown ever and difficult to wear too lol.


IMG_4966


Also met Hana and Baozi from China.

These boys are so good looking. Hmmm 

1461499_536387123115552_191795437_n

A great honor to be judging for the ARCC Finals.

Congratulations to all the contestants because everyone is already a winner by representing their own country. 


IMG_2430


It's my fifth time being a meido @ Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe.

I am the old maid donald has a farm eyooo eyoooooo. LOL.



IMG_2305

As long as you are not bored of my face , I will always be back. (; ̄д ̄)

( Plays Terminator theme )


IMG_4786

IMG_4785

IMG_4940

With my lovely MMK X AR Team !

It really feels like home here. Everyone is so caring , helpful and loving towards each other.
Can't wait to meet them again. 


IMG_4804


To Sir Jim who made everything possible.

Thank You Sir  (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧


164634_436445943109671_372801020_n

Some of my favorite costumes made this year !

Enjoyed experimenting on different types of fabric , embellishments and sewing techniques. Hope that next year I will improve even more ! 


541506_441008545986744_405296582_n

941932_458044694283129_1198148102_n

1173740_500578290029769_1047652486_n

1231651_501179389969659_1258072581_n

IMG_4723


My best project this year 


DSC02648


To all the lovely people I met this year and all the friendship made .

Love you all.

ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ


DSC02670

1385611_10152107009399305_1787808037_n

DSC02513

DSC02479

_DSC9714

DSC02742

1383820_583495288383579_555929538_n


988359_10152107005019305_799304074_n

IMG_4964

DSC02863

DSC02862

IMG_4821

IMG_4823

DSC02958

DSC03045

IMG_3898

IMG_5039

1526642_10151912950116553_1072052555_n


CIMG1087


(((\(@v@)/)))


DSC_0258

AND !!!

My wish to see a real Christmas Tree is fulfilled. It's everywhere in Publika. LOL
Though I didn't get to see real snow or have a White Christmas , this year I got myself a Christmas Tree !

It's happy enough for me 



p-07711

p-07712

p-07713


Thank you for everything guys.  

This year has been nothing but amazing. I'm looking forward towards what next year have in store for me ! ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ

Happy New Year !!!

With Love ,

YingTze

TWITTER | ying_tze 
INSTAGRAM | yingtze
BLOG | http://ying-tze.blogspot.com/
TOKYO OTAKU MODE | http://otakumode.com/yingtze
DEVIANTART | http://yingtze.deviantart.com/