Central "Go Japan" Matsuri Festival
Central organized a 3 weeks "Go Japan" Festival lasting from 3rd to 19th of October. The whole event is divided into 3 main periods. First comes the Japanese Cultural Week followed by Japanese Fashion Week & the Japanese Music/Dance Week.
Nath & me went to watch the cosplay competition held on 11th.
Japanese Girls? =P
Some friends & classmates of Nath were supposed to meet us there & while waiting for them, we went for some mouth-watering Hokkaido Ice-cream. Nath wasn't use to the soft ice-cream & we had to help finish hers before it melts back into watery green tea! LOL! xD
Nath's friends & classmates arrived.
The Guys & Girls
Just in time for the cosplay competition...
Cosplayers getting ready
The crowd are eagerly waiting...
Jam pack off stage
The judges are impatiently waiting...
Cosplay competition's judges
And finally, the show started...
Cute event MCs
Cosplayers were called up on stage to do their stunts...
Anime on stage
Of crowd pleasing performance.
Competitors giving their best, aiming at attractive prizes of...
1st Prize : Luxurious trip to Bintan Island for 2
2nd Prize : S$500 shopping vouchers from Central
3rd Prize : S$300 shopping vouchers from Central
Marks were tallied, winners were announced & prizes were given.
My boss, Suyama-san, giving away prizes
And the 1st prize winner is... Ichigo from Bleach with his stage chopping act. His Zangetsu hit the stage flooring twice when he performed his chopper attack moves. Wonder what he's gonna chop up in Bintan. =P
1st price winner
My congratulations to all the winners!
Group foto with judges
The crowd were not only entertained by on-stage performances. Many frenzy photo-taking occurred at the event like this little froggie hopping out of the river to be confronted by a wall of photographers.
Nath & me too, had our fair share of photos taken by enthusiastic photographers. Those people snap at anyone who's standing still! When we posed for our own pics with friends, photographer came swamping, cameras snapping, causing puzzlement among our friends... "Why are they taking our photo for?" Well... instant celebrities, how does it feel to be in the limelight, even for a little while? LOL! xD
International Military Girls
Power Up Karma Riders!
Even my colleagues who are the organizer's crews, became targets of those snap-happy photographers when we posed for our own keepsake pic with the MC, Reiko, a Japanese radio DJ from FM96.3.
Go Japan Girls
The next event after the cosplay competition is a 'Lolita' fashion show.
Followed by Japanese Idol which Nath wanna join, but she arrived in Singapore too late to practice for it. Well yah, Nath loves to sing. She's good enough to be selected for the yearly Project SuperStar(Malaysia) twice. Well Nath, maybe next year? You will have my full support! xD
Hori-san, another of my Japanese colleague was one of the judges
Putting up a roaring song & dance
Singing & dancing their hearts out
And the winner are... a pair of girls who won the heart of the judges with their song & energetic performance. My congratulations!
Winners of Japanese Idols competition
Japanese Idols group pic with judges
The whole event was a great success & we had a great time! Cya around at the next event!