Hey! My name is Henry and Im a student of Japanese and German at Newcastle University... Im pretty new to the convention/cosplay scene but am loving it all the more... My passions are Languages, Video Games and Comedy so I quote things ALOT... Im quite loud and in-your-face which untill a couple of years ago I used to think was a bad thing but I have recently discovered people seem to like...
Also my surname is Prestige, people seem to like that too :S
Im very new to the cosplay making scene and my skills at cosplay construction are VERY limited, when I can I try to improvise costumes out of customised store bought clothing (primark = win) but yeah as I increase in enthusiasm I hope my skills will improve.. step two, buy a sewing machine :O
When it comes to photos I dont really tend to take my own so any I upload have been taken by others, uploaded to facebook, scavenged by me and used as photos here, sorry if I haven't credited photography, I use what I can find :P
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 03:09:33 GMT
Well this is long over due...
Ive been in Tokyo now just over a week and so far it's been pretty damn intense.
The hardest thing to adjust to (language barrier not-with-standing) is the currency. Its so totally different, I can never get a grip of whether Im spending LOADS or very little, food is pretty expensive and the temptation to eat out is very high. That would be because EVERYTHING IS DELICIOUS IN JAPAN!
We discovered this burger joint called Mos Burger and its right near where we live (note when I say we, I mean me and the various friends I have made in my accomodation block, which is pretty nice btw) Mos Burger is a chain though and I am told by other friends that Freshness Burger is better (yet to sample) it has soon become a joke being the absolute epitome of temptation BECAUSE ITS SO GOOD!
The food aside, I bought Pokemon, havent had a chance to play it yet.
Oh and Class hasnt started yet, although there was a SUPER HARD placement test, I get the results tomorrow >_>
Also Arcades are awesome, though the whole "anyone can jump in and challenge you" aspect is terrifying and tends to lead to getting beat down by crazy good japanse people >_<
Despite everyone's expectations that it would be the first thing I did, I have not yet been to Akihabara... Harajuku though... I love that place! And Shinjuku is pretty awesome too! Need to go to Shibuya too.
OH and I went to Tokyo Games Show! THAT WAS EPIC O_O Loads of awesome games to look forward to guys! Oh and there were so many awesome japanese cosplayers there, almost made me want to give up forever T_T but Im not giving up! In fact me and some friends intend to go to Komicet (or however you spell it) and we're doing a more unconventional Soul Eater group :3