hi cha n's ro_Om
or my "study" alter blog!
and i just got an LJ *points* hikki's LJ
oha! mini kimi is mini! here's my little bio *points down*
alias: hichan, hikki
location: rh, ca
:: interests ::
kids wb: jca, yugioh
manga: chobits, angelic layer, power!
last anime: hellsing
last cosplay: rika (mm)
next cosplay: chii or jade (buttercup scout) ^.^
hobbies: wushu, cosplay, tkd, aerobics, exercise!
wants to learn: salsa
fav beijing wushu team: he jing de
:: i like... ::
male: donnie yen
female: utada hikaru, rika ishikawa
current song in head: chu! natsu party! (sannin matsuri)
obsessing over: momosu! (except danielle ^.^)
song quote: "sho! sho! sho sho party party!"
:: other bloggers/journals ::
Rey Rey and Jean
... if i've missed you... i'm not sure if you want your live plugged here! ^^; so don't think i don't love you!
Tuesday, July 09, 2002
wai wai! super successful mission at AX this year! mini moni yay yay!
Okie... now time for kimi's re-cap =D
Wednesday Night... July 3rd
got off of work at 8:30p like usual... so tired!!! worked on costumes for about half an hour until annie came! yay Annie!!! and *_* she does have perfect dancer legs... hee heee... okie! so we drive over to LB Westin to do early registration, so that on friday we wouldn't have to waste time picking up badges... luckily there was no traffic on the way there... and we were in and out of the westing in less than 20 minutes! =D arrived back at my house... and cosplay work happened all night >_< helped Annie w/ Hitomi's scarf and i worked on Kago's shorts... painting Kago's flower prints for the skirt, then Sora... O_O yep... no sleep the entire night! and it was non-stop working. we watched "Wing Chun" (one of my fave movies) while working too! so it wasn't too bad... just super tiring >_<
Thursday Morning... July 4th
yep... still awake!!! Dad woke up at 6a to go play tennis with his friends... called Annie and me crazy for staying up the entire night to sew... so i called him crazy for waking up at 6a to play tennis hee hee... then Mom woke up up at 7a w/my grandma... then Bro woke up... and started to baabekyuu! O_O at 7:30a!!! crazy! kept working... then Annie went to rest her eyes... and fell asleep! i kept working for another half hour... then decided that i should take a nap. Annie woke me up around 11a, >_< i couldn't move... but i finally got up and finished throwing everything in plastic bags... and then we threw everything into Annie's car O_O so much stuff! and left my house. we stopped by a Target to get Annie some film... and i bought my cute new Advantex camera w/film! it's the cutest thing ^__^ wai wai! I finally have a camera!
then Annie got a call from Henry telling us he was at LAX and wondering where we were... <_< we didn't even know what time he was suppoed to be there! we we go back to my house to get directions to LAX and to decided that... i would drive ahead to AX and drop off all our stuff and check-in... and Annie would go to LAX to pick up Henry. Then we'd meet back at my house to drive to AX together... so we loaded all the stuff into my car @_@ and Annie left for LAX. then my mom had a brilliant idea of having Annie pick up Henry... and Bro would drop me off at AX so that Annie would just drive from LAX straight to AX. *nods* so since i was home again, my dad saw me and asked why i didn't leave and my mom told him the situation, and he made me eat some bbq before i could leave. then finally... bro and i left for AX!
so... Bro is driving me to AX... but i need to make a quick stop at Joannes. i buy the tassels and an extra 5 yds of trim (i already bought 5 yds for her earlier) for Sora, bracelet beads, plastic bands and Heat n Bond for Kago's skirt prints. so then bro and i get in the car and head over to AX!
Wayne-sama calls and tells me to buy food! luckily i already have water... but no food! so bro and i stop by the nearest Ranch 99 to get foodies supplies *_* and a good thing i did too! we ate them the entire weekend =D and i got nice healthy food too! 6 bananas, shredded squid, 2 boxes of pocky, banana chips, strawberry wafers, and a 6 pack of chrysanthm tea drinks. i also originally had the 6 bottles of water! so luckily, our room was set for snacking needs =D bro and i then headed over immedietly to the Long Beach!
it's probably somewhere around 2p... and i do our room check-in... it was a choice between a non-smoking one king sized bedroom... or smoking 2 queen-sized bedroom... since there were 3 of us... we got the smoking room... and icky, it was pretty icky, but the two beds were totally worth it!
so we get a porter to help load all the stuff from my car onto the cart and i walk up to the room w/him. very lucky since we got to take the special elevator and didn't have to wait! wai! hee hee... and from here on... is when i stay in my room the entire expo ^^;;;
first thing we do is organize and put all our things away! hee hee... i had so much stuff due to sora and kago, that i took up 2 full drawers! annie and wayne each had one ^_^;;; and stuffed all the food into the drawer with the phone book! hee hee... then, it was work work work from there! ... ( well maybe besides me making some semi-mean cracks at henry ^^;;; gomen gomen! i was so delirious by then i was mean! )... i don't even know how the time flew... but i know that i was sewing and painting things for Kago-chan! i made Kago's bracelets... painted one, and beaded the other two. i also painted the flower prints that i wanted for Wayne's Tsunku shorts! then... karaoke contest came! Morning Coffee! off to the Renaissance hotel to go compete! while waiting we practice Chu! Natsu Party choreography! Doug (Wushu Team) saw me and said hi... of course him and his friend both asked if we were singing a song from Love Hina LOL!!!
O_O at the feedback we were getting for MC >_< i was really worried about it affecting the judges scores for us... then we went to eat at Rock Bottom across the street! we even got seats as soon as we got there since everyone wanted to sit outside to see fireworks! lucky! Pasuta! gah i love pasta!!! Wayne and I split a fetticini alfredo... phew! so much garlic! but so yummy! *_* then back off to the room to change into normal clothes... then go to Tiff's room at the Westin to practice and sing CNP!
the best thing was... in the elevator to Tiff's room... Tiff was holding this huge box... and saying how she was such a "wide load" and when exiting the elevator... this guy told us "Congradulations!" of course we were all thinking... o.O ( congrats on tiff being a wide load? ) so Tiff asked "what for?" and then he told us that we made it into Semi-Finals for karaoke contest!!! happy!!! that meant that we really needed to practice Chu! which we did! when we got there, Ashley was pinning gold trim onto Allie and we sang and danced! lots of practicing! finally... around midnight... Kie and i wanted to head back to the Hyatt... <_< but where was Henry?
we checked Henry's room across from Tiff's... and i just saw CJ in the bed sleeping... then it was really scary because his eyes popped open! and Henry wasn't there =( so Kie and i walked back to the Hyatt together singing loudly The Peace, Chu! Natsu Party, and Morning Coffee! so much fun! hee hee... i bet everyone was looking at us, but it was really fun singing ^.^
then back to my room to take a shower, heat n bond the flowers onto the front panel, then sew the tubing into Kago-chan's skirt. then... sleep sometime really really late @_@
Friday... July 5th
weeeeee! i woke up i forgot... and basically worked finishing sewing the tubing into Kago-chan's skirt! Henry was king enough to buy Annie and me sandwiches *_* then it was back and forth to Kie's room. first to paint the 333's on my shorts! after that was going back to the room to get Wayne's Tsunku shirt to paint the 333's and the male symbol on his tank top =D i just know i was so disoriented by then from lack of sleep and nutrition that i got on the elevator from the 5th floor to go to the 3rd floor and hit the 5 button and stood there. then people were like "Um... we're on the 5th floor" O_O so i totally got embarassed and got out of the elevator and hit the down button! ^_^;;; gah!
when i was all done with the painting, i made it back to my room to blow-dry the 333's dry, then ironed them to make it flat =D ^_^;;; little did i know that they weren't totally dry... and i got the male symbol ironed onto the iron board <_< hehehehehehe
i finished heat-n-bonding the flowers onto Wayne's Tsunku shorts... so wai! Wayne's costume was 100% complete! now if only Kago's skirt was so simply ^_^;;; from then on, it was all of Kago's ruffles that had to be finished O_O gaaaaah... those took forever... i am so happy that Annie was there to help me. Wayne started gathering the ruffles, but then had to leave... but Annie helped me sew on half of Kago's ruffles onto the skirt while i was making them!!! *_* after handsewing like a mad-woman 5 ruffles onto the skirt... it was 5:40p about, so i had to start getting ready for the karaoke contest!!! i started changing into Ai and did make-up... while Annie finished handsewing the rest of the ruffles onto my skirt... then finally *_* it was finished. i got into full Kago gear and left with Annie to find out where the karaoke contest was!
yay! i found Tiff and she was so cute! she did stop by earlier as Rika, but that's when i wasn't nearly finished! ^^;;; so we took a few pictures outside, then hurried over to the convention center to meet with Wayne and then Kie and helped Kie stick the flowers onto her skirt. then we took mucho pictures! so cute!!! hee hee... we took lots of piccies =D and then we finally got to perform CNP!!! it was so fun! the only problem was that the stage wasn't very secure, so whenever we jumped, the mics would move and create an echo noise, so we didn't jump very much ^_^; But all in all, the performance went really well! i had to keep grabbing the microphone to sing into it, but i heard that was alright because then you could hear me better whenever i did so... phew! good good! yay!
right after our performance, we left for the Hyatt to change into Peace costumes... i went with Tiff to the Westin so she could pick up something for Kaori, but it wasn't there O_O so we headed back to the Hyatt to change. and one of the valet guys talked to us =D he asked us about the "concert" (meaning masquerade) that was going on Saturday, and then told us that he was taking his kids there tomorrow =D hee hee. finally made it to the Hyatt to change. then got a call from Wayne, telling us we made it to finals and that we needed to get back there now. so we called Kie and told her we needed to leave. O_O as soon as we got there... we looked over the lyrics once... and had to go on! >_< we all know the entire song really well... i know all the lyrics... but the dividing thing <_<... i've never heard the full karaoke version O_O and doing the dance with a corded-microphone is very difficult. it's ok though... all we wanted to do was perform Chu! and luckily... we got 3rd place group!!! super cool =D then it was off back to the hotel... to change into normal clothes... and work on Sora for me ^_^;;;
now that Kago was finished... just Sora... and O_O at me working the entire night... i finally fell asleep on the floor at about 6:30a... woke up... realized i needed to work like a mad-woman! which i did... until i was yawning so much that i couldn't see past all the tears that kept coming... so i crawled into bed with Matto-kun to sleep another half-hour... then it was back to waking up, panicking about my costume, and working on cutting out pieces for Sora... then fell asleep with pins in my hand on the floor into a little ball. ^_^; Annie said she woke up and saw me on the floor in a little ball ^^;;; then i woke up again... and sewed like a mad-woman!!!
Saturday... July 6th
yep... so here i am... still sewing. still pinning. gah how pinning takes forever -_-;;; then i realized. OMG i ran out of gold trim. i had 10 yds gold trim. eeeeeeek. i only needed to put about another yard on too. that and some touch-ups and i'd be finished! anyways, we went to craftsmanship judging. i looked horrible... wearing my glasses, retainers, boogie pop shirt... hee hee but it was time to go! annie and i waited for Kie and Lily, but decided to head over so we wouldn't miss it... and luckily got there on time.
i was shoooooooooooe tired i was falling asreep on the floor!!! z___Z yep! in the judging room!!! i just remembered as soon as it was my turn to "show-off" my bag full of costume... i just pulled out the bow first! then i pulled out the rest of the obi... then the purple layer... then the red layer... then i was about to unfold and show off the creme layer when they said it was alright since i had like a million yrds of fabric laying out in front of them ^^;;; hee hee... i just know that they had "lots of applique" written down! ^^;;; if that's the word! i'm really bad w/ sewing terms! i just make stuff =D
ou... now it was 2:10p... and we headed over to the mandatory masq meeting! hee hee... when they called "AGSMA" we all stood up and saluted "AIIIIIIN!" hee hee... blanked out when they were calling numbers... but we were gorup 51!!! of course totally offended since they said they put the "hot" groups in the front... hey! we have Kelly in our group! and Kelly's hot!!! Rey Rey can vouch for that!
after that was back to the room... and researched and called the nearest Joannes... and found out... booooooo!!! it closed down... the closest one was like 15 minutes away!!! so we drove there... stopped by a Ralph's to get aspirin, various supplies, and cough drops for Matto... then stopped by In n Out... yummy... we munched on fries on our way back!
finally returned back... annie dropped me off so i could shower... and do my touch ups... while she parked... and i finished my 7 min shower before she got back to the room O_O i even started on my touch ups! then i got semi-ready... i looked really funny... wearing nylons, CNP 333's shorts, bikini top, and red kimoni robe on top... oh! w/ my 6" glitter shoes! ^^;;; hehehehee... plus i was wearing my wig so i wouldn't forget it, and carrying a huge bag of fabric!
we made it to the dressing rooms... and since we were group 51... i decided to take my time getting ready, and finish touch ups. then when i was all finished... i tied myself into my costume... all of the cords hold it together... finished my make up, put on the wig, attached the ears... then attempted to glue on the fake nails... hee hee... then i was all put together in my immobile glory! XD i looked scary!!! sooooo doll-like! everyone was already rehearsing... Wayne, Kelly, Annie, Henry, Matto, Kie, and Lily... yay! but luckily my part was easy! stand there and sing! ouuu and look =_= the entire time! which was easy with my freaky make up!
i'm so glad matto was in our group =D we had lots of mullet jokes! ^^;;; hehehehehehehe and he attached my ear crooked at one point... so we said Folken was with Sora because he had a mullet and she had a crooked ear! ee heee... but besides that!!!
^^; our skit was soooo sad! hee hee, even tiff said she was going to cry when she was watching us rehearse! and that was before i was rehearsing! i thought it looked even sadded w/me in it, since i was grieving over Folken's dead body! super sad skit!
we waited for our turn to line up, then watched the skits... finally, we went up... and a few things were off... the worse was just the beginning... right before they told us to go up, the guy told us our cue a 2nd time... "they'll start the music when you two (points to neko twins) stand up"... the announcer didn't even announce our skit O_O just started the music while all 3 of us were still kneeling... (was fixing her obi) @__@ that threw us off a bit... but luckily were able to pick up! after our skit, we left stage and went out to get our belongings downstairs and came back up to take a few pictures! then 20 minutes O_O judging was finished! i know! super fast judging! and surprisingly and happily... AGSMA got a Judge's Award!
we attempted to have a giant ACP picture on stage, but they were kicking us out of the theatre... shoe we all had to leave. we took some pictures outside... lots of pictures outside! @__@ at flashes... lots of pictures!
hee hee a fun part was when Lily, Kie, and I were being "interviewed" on how awesome our costumes were and how they must have taken forever ^^;;; hee hee... the best part was when i hit my ear and it came off! ^^;;; my right one wasn't attached too well... hee hee... but that was over and done... we made our way back to the hotel, and i changed out of Sora... i wanted to take more pictures, but my obi was falling and i needed to re-tie the entire thing... but i was so tired by then i just wanted to crash...
i did go downstairs w/Wayne and the twins to take pictures of casual Dilandu and of Eriya and Naria! and O_O since this was the first time i was downstairs at the con... i saw Maryanne and Ken! and i saw Kira! and i ran into Fiona! hee hee wow! i was so excited! i was prisoned up in my room the entire con i never got to socialize! but yay! i did that night! super happy!
then i blank out... i can't remember! i remember saying Kira's shirt looked like braille... ouuu... and i ran after Jean... talked to her for a little bit, went back to the room... got visited by Rey and Jean... took care of Rey... drunk! bad bad! we let him sleep a bit in our room, and when he woke Wayne and I escorted him to Dean's room to sleep there!
then back to the room... and some reason i remember falling asleep then... and didn't remember anything else... z____Z
posted by kimi 2:17 AM
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