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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
BBQ on Friday
here is the info for the BBQ thing:
Date: 20 March (this FRIDAY)
Venue: Pasir Ris Park Pit 17
Bring: at least $20 in case(food price is less than $10) & Umbrella
Everyone has to pay ON THAT DAY. The food is limited...so guys, PLEASE 'automatic' abit HOR! You guys can meet up with your own cliques 1st if u want...if there's any problem, can contact:
Huiting - 91349346
Kairen - 91194444
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Hey guys, we're planning a BBQ on 20 March 2009. So hope all of you can come ok?Xp spread to whoever 6-4 peeps that u know. The place is most probably at Downtown there (hopefully can book dao) further details will be posted up here.
here's a namelist of who will be going on that day:
Let me know who else is going, and i'll put up ur names in the namelist too
people who haven reply(guys, pls help to ask them for reply):
Next, who else is interested in going back PPS?? i think most probably itz only the poly-goers,since JC students hav to attend sku...Xp Hopefully by NEXT WEEK we can go back to PPS
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
IT Show Singapore 2009
For those who are looking for laptop(due to the needs of your course), and you are not willing to get it from school, you can try the event below.
IT Show 2009
12th-15th March 2009
Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
12 noon - 9pm Daily
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Its been 5years since we know each other!(since P5) and its the 6th year now! Hope all of you got into the JC/poly that u want! haha. Though we're in poly/jc now,and i know most of u will be VERY busy! But dun forget to attend all the gatherings! And rmb to ak our fellow 6-4 peeps to visit this blog often!! Xp
ok, mm...currently some of us suggested to have a chalet...mmm....but i think chalet, we ni to do some survey 1st ba...haha! but if u guys dun mind, we can have an outing(eg. iceskate, play pool...) but i think itz onli possible for those poly students...muahaha! but if jc students can attend, u can join us too...
BUT! someone nid to organise 1st~~ lol!!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
MERRY CHRISTMAS! (:
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
6-4 Class Gathering@EOY 08 Details
This is Zhuo Heng here! This post will be on the FINAL details on meet ups for this upcoming class gathering! =D
For details on this event and what to wear there, please visit here.
For details on Cosplay and Japanese Fashion Subculture Wear, please visit here.
STAC Retro EOY 08 Basic Information
Date:13 December 2008 (Saturday)
Venue: Singapore Expo Conference Halls A - F near Hall 1
Entrance Fee: $12
Time: 11AM - 7PM
Official Website: http://sgcafe.com/eoy2008/
Meet Ups Details
those who live near Hougang
Date: 13 December 2008(Saturday)
Place: Hougang MRT Control Station
those who live near City Hall
Date: 13 December 2008(Saturday)
Place: City Hall MRT Control Station
1) *We will only wait for 15 minutes after the designated time UNLESS you inform me or anyone of us in this group(Refer to Confirmed List)that you are going to be late.
2) People being late at Hougang MRT means we will made people waiting at City Hall MRT to wait for a longer time!
3) If nobody wants to meet up at City Hall MRT, we will just continue on to EXPO.
4) We will be having lunch at EXPO so please bring enough money or you'll starve!
This list will be updated on 12 December 2008, Friday if possible. So people please confirm if you are going or not and which MRT Station you are meeting at by SMSing/Email/MSN/Call me OR leave a tag with your real name at the tagboard in this blog!
1) Huiting*Not meeting up as she is going with her Cosplay group*
2) Zhuo Heng-Hougang MRT
3) Weng Hong-Hougang MRT
4) Weng Hong's お宅 friend*Meeting up with us at EXPO*
*Please confirm LATEST by 11 December 2008, Thursday, 11.59pm.*
Suggestion of Things to Bring
1) Camera/Video Camera
3) An open mind =)
4) More than $12!
5) Umbrella (You'll never know when it will rain)
Alright, thanks for reading this post and please confirm if you are going and if you are meeting at Hougang MRT or City Hall MRT by 11 December 2008, Thursday by SMSing/Email/MSN/Call me OR leave a tag with your real name at the tagboard in this blog!! Many thanks in advance! =D
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Basic Information on Cosplay&Japanese Fashion Subculture Wear
Hi there everyone!
This is Zhuo Heng here once again! I am doing a follow up on the 6-4 Gathering@EOY 08. Some of you who are not exposed to this culture might be wondering what is cosplay? Or perhaps, be confused by the terms Japanese Fashion Subculture Wear and thinking "What is THAT?". Fear not! This article will hopefully clear up some of your doubts! =D If you don't even know what is EOY 08 yet, you need to read the information here!
I will explain very briefly and with the pictures supported, I hope that you will be able to understand what I am trying to say!
It's quite impossible to explain ALL in details as e.g. In Lolita, there are different kind of Lolita styles such as Classic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Country Lolita, Gothic Lolita etc. and it will take forever just to explain only on Lolita and not to mention other styles!
Let me start with Cosplay with the help of Wikipedia!
Cosplay (コスプレ, kosupure), short for "costume play", is a type of performance art whose participants outfit themselves, with often-elaborate costumes and accessories, as a specific character. Characters are usually sourced in various Japanese and East Asian media, including manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, and fantasy movies. Other sources include performers from J-pop, J-rock, Visual Kei, fantasy music stories (such as stories by the band Sound Horizon), novels, and objects from cyberspace or the real world that are unique and dramatic (especially if they have or can be given an anthropomorphic form).
Cosplay participants ("cosplayers") form a subculture centered around wearing their costumes and reenacting scenes or inventing likely behavior inspired by their chosen sources. In some circles, the term cosplay has been broadened to include simply wearing a costume, without special consideration given to enacting characters in a performance context.
Whew. That's a chunk of text. Ok, one thing I have to ensure that you guys out there understand is Cosplay and Japanese Fashion Subculture Wear are entirely different things! The only time when Japanese Fashion Subculture is considered Cosplay is when you are cosplaying a character from manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games,fantasy movies etc who is wearing the exact same wear. In other occasions, Japanese Fashion Subculture is considered a FASHION. I get annoyed when others say that it's cosplay. >.< =============================================================================== Cosplay Picture Gallery
SOY@Ngee Ann Polytechnic 2008
Cosplaying as Ryuk from Death Note
Cosfest Day 2@Downtown East 06 July 2008
Cosplaying as Gundam Exia from Gundam 00
Cosplaying as Nell
Cosplaying as Hatsune Miku
Next up, Japanese Fashion Subculture Wear!
Japanese Fashion Subculture Wear, to the people who wear them, are clothes. Just like how we regard our T-Shirts and Jeans. To some, these are even their basic everyday wear. =D There are many types of Japanese Fashion Subculture Wear and I shall only introduce to you several of them and they are Lolita, Decora, and Ganguro/Yamanba.
First up, Lolita with the help of Wikipedia!
Lolita(ロリータ・ファッション, roriita fasshon) is a fashion subculture in Japan that is primarily influenced by Victorian children’s clothing as well as costumes from the Rococo period. Lolita has made this into a unique fashion by adding gothic and original design elements to the look. From this, Lolita fashion has evolved into several different sub styles and has created a devoted subculture in Japan. The Lolita look consists primarily of a knee length skirt or dress, headdress, blouse, petticoat, knee length socks or stockings and rocking horse or high heel/platform shoes. Teddy bears and dolls such as Super Dollfies are often carried to emphasize the childlike look.Although the origin of Lolita fashion is unclear, it is likely the movement started in the late 1970s when famous labels including Pink House and Milk, began selling clothes that would be considered "Lolita" by today's standards. Shortly after that came Baby, The Stars Shine Bright, and Metamorphose temps de fille. In the 1990s, Lolita fashion became better recognised, with bands like Malice Mizer and other Visual Kei (or visual type) bands coming into popularity. These bands wore intricate costumes, which fans began adopting as their own style. The style soon spread from its origins in the Kansai region, and ultimately reached Tokyo where it became popularized throughout Japanese youth culture. Today, Lolita fashion has grown so much in popularity that it can be found even in department stores in Japan. Today many young people wear the fashion all around the world.
Although "Lolita" is a reference to Vladimir Nabokov's famous novel, and lolita fashion is often worn by teens, most followers of the style do not consider it overtly sexual. Adherents present themselves as Victorian children or baby dolls and prefer to look "cute" rather than "sexy". Many Lolitas claim that the term 'Lolita' doesn't necessarily have anything to do with sex at all. The usage of the word may also be considered wasei-eigo. Japanese culture places a higher value upon extremely youthful appearance and behavior than Western, and some adult women buy large amounts of products, such as Hello Kitty goods, that are typically marketed only to children in the West. SweetLoli is perhaps a more visible extension of this phenomenon. 
The different genre of Lolita shown in the Lolita Gallery are only a few of the widely ranged styles.
Decora, or Decorer as it is also known, means "to decorate" or "be decorated". Featured primarily in the popular magazine and book series fRuiTs, Decora
(or Decorer as it is commonly known) is a more wearer-interpereted fashion.
It almost always features multiple layers of clothing and massive amounts of accessories. It can range from extremely bright, neon colors and tons of cheap hair clips, bracelets, and multiple layers of differen patterned socks, tights, skirts, and shirts, to a more muted,demure and somewhat stylish layered look.
Thirdly, Ganguro/Yamanba with the help of Wikipedia!
Ganguro appeared as a new fashion style in Japan in the early 1990s and is prevalent mostly among young women and women in their early 20s to this date. In ganguro fashion, a deep tan is combined with hair dyed in shades of orange to blonde, or a silver grey known as "high bleached". Black ink is used as eye-liner and white concealer is used as lipstick and eyeshadow. False eyelashes, plastic facial gems, and pearl powder are often added to this. Platform shoes and brightly-coloured outfits complete the ganguro look. Also typical of ganguro fashion are tie-dyed sarongs, miniskirts, stickers on the face, and lots of bracelets, rings, and necklaces.
Yamanba (ヤマンバ, Yamanba) and manba (マンバ, manba) are terms often used to describe extreme practitioners of ganguro fashion. Old school Yamanba and Manba; (particularly known as 2004 Manba); featured dark tans and white lipstick, pastel eye make-up, tiny metallic or glittery adhesives below the eyes, brightly-coloured contact lenses, plastic dayglo-coloured clothing, and incongruous accessories, such as Hawaiian Leis (often the Alba Rosa brand). Stickers on the face died out shortly after 2004, and for a while, Manba died. Yamanba is now more extreme, and hair is often multicoloured, and usually synthetic. 2008's Manba has seen a darker tan, and no facial decoration (stickers). Hair is usually neon/bright colours, with pink being a favourite. Wool, extensions and clips are worn to make hair appear longer. Clothing remains the same, although Leis are worn less frequently now. Manba and Yamanba are not to be confused. Yamanba has white make-up only above the eye, while Manba has makeup below the eye also. Stuffed animals, bracelets, bells and hibiscuses are worn. The male equivalent is called a "center guy" (センター街, Sentāgai, Center Street), a pun on the name of a pedestrian shopping street near Shibuya Station in Tokyo where yamanba and center guys are often seen.
Alright! That's all! I hope that this post is helpful and makes you understand better about Cosplay and Japanese Fashion Subculture Wear! =D