Childhood dreams come true: My SailorMoon Collection on Collectors Hive!

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Petit Chara line – Sailor Moon

Sailormoon has been, and will always be my childhood superhero. I can relate most by the main protagonist, Usagi Tsukino (Serena Tsukino in english dub, Bunny Tsukino in tagalog dub, 1st and 2nd season) is the typical underdog superhero with a big heart who saves the world from the forces of evil. It has spanned for 5 seasons, 200 episodes and 5 OVAs, featuring stories and adventures of 10 girls, each with different personas who I really love and adore.

Inner Squad! Entire Funko Pop version of Sailor Moon line!
Inner Squad! Entire Funko Pop version of Sailor Moon line!

Growing up, I’ve been eyeing on having my own collection of SailorMoon merchandise. It’s been my blog’s namesake for years and undeniably by childhood superhero even until today.

The first official merch that I bought was a plushie from Ebay, then gashapons next, and now moving on with having the vast selection of petit charas, twinkle dolly, qposkets, ochatomo, atsumete, GirlsMemories and the entire collection of the FunkoPop – SailorMoon line . I even purchased fan-made bootlegs that are affordable and uniquely designed. Next thing I knew, I’ve been purchasing Moonie collectibles that are way beyond my budget.

The recent purchase that I made was a limited edition miniaturely tablet Moon Castle stand that I bought for almost 5000 pesos! As for the massive collectors, it’s still within the usual budget, for the proplica line costs 5-10k. I’ve been eyeing on having the proplica version of the star locket and the moon stick soon! :D Now in celebration of its 25th year, (SM started in 1993) their line of merchandise just got bigger! They just released their new anime series based on the manga entitled Sailor Moon Crystal (a must watch – the story is entirely different from the 90′s anime series), they had the real-life wands from Proplica, general merchandise goods, and they even had Sailormoon as one of the official mascots in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics! That also means I need more room for my babies, more budget to get them all, and more happiness for the Moonie in me. 

 

If you follow me on Instagram, I always post on the things that I bought online and through my fellow anime collector friends. Looking at my collection, playing with them makes me motivated to do more and to be inspired by the character and its creator. My babies who are with me at the office makes me calm amidst the chaos that is called work! So I don’t mind having tons of work being lined up, as long as my toys are with me always. 

The ever bashful Princess Serenity, awww!
The ever bashful Princess Serenity, awww!

Thankful that Facebook has helped me (alot!!!) in searching for leads in where to find authentic SailorMoon merch, I’m still searching for an online venue (aside from IG) for my humble Moonie collection for all the world to see. 

Collectors Hive – an online hub for collectors and geeks

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Collector’s Hive is the new online haven for me and to all collectors who wants to keep in touch with other collectors with the same interest. I stumbled on it via google play at first, but it is more user-friendly when accessed online IMO!

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Collectors on different genres can upload and share their interest and collections, meet fellow collectors as well and even share their opinions and feedback on other collectors! Every person has different interest that will surely capture everyone’s attention. Definitely worth a visit!

I’ve yet to explore the website to utilize fully, but at first I find it tricky but interactive for a website. Looking forward to see more changes in Collective Hive, especially on their Android app!

Get to know more about the Collector’s Hive here at http://collectorshive.com/ and on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collectorshive. For updates, visit their Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/pg/collectorshive/.

 

The Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2017 quick review

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I was able to drop by to the Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2017 last January 14, 2017 while accompanying my boyfriend and his office colleague to one of the service centers in Megamall. Good thing that they’re also geeks at heart and they are easy to talk to when it comes to otaku stuff and toys in general.

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Who you wanna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
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Hail thee Princess Leia!
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Marvel universe!
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Chewie, Han Solo, Obi Wan Kenobi, R2D2, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker.
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Japan-Japan inspired Star Wars pa rin
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Chibi Voltes V!
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VOLTES V!!!!!

Upon entering, we were greeted with the huge display of Star Wars, Marvel and Ghostbusters collection from toy collectors. A huge display of Voltes V display is also present in the event! who would’ve thought of having this in full display? :D

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Gunpla for sale!
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commissions, anyone?
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nananananana BATMAN!
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Anime figs!
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Deadpool!
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WANPANMAN! I just finished this series last month!
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DARTH VADER

Gundam kits are on sale, and there are anime sets that are on sale. Art commissions are also abundant, and they even had a 90′s kid lego set! My boyfriend bought 2 sets btw hahaha!

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Minako Chan! Got this baby from the auction!

They had an auction for different plushies for everyone! all the bids started at 1 peso going up (depends on the plushie) I was able to get a Minako Aino plushie for 90 pesos and a dissected fish plushie (lol!) for 50 pesos, I think it’s a steal! :D

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Cosplayers
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ongoing auction
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Pinoy lego! Batang 90′s can relate!

Before we went home, cosplayers are starting to line up for the cosplay competition. One thing I noticed is that most of them playing as their favorite DC and Marvel characters. I saw someone also playing as a character from Final Fantasy that I forgot to take a “stalker shot” lol! :P

The event was indeed small but we had fun because of the Sailormoon plushies that I scored during the auction, and because of the boys who went with me. They also had fun because of the gunplas that are on sale and the magnificent toy display.

The venue is small for the event I think, and the had limited stalls for food. But the good thing about the event is that despite the limited space, you can still move around. The entrace for the convention is also reasonable for 100 pesos.

Here’s some of the pics from the convention!

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Deadpool!
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More figmas, Figuarts and more!
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I see Luffy! and Goemon!
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Pokemon! Gen 3!
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Marvel Universe!
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Voltron, Voltes V, Spitited away, Totoro
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Precure!
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Mystic Messenger!

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I’ll be looking forward to their 3rd installment of the The Hobbies and Collectibles Convention next year! :D

Meet and greet with the people behind the Chan Lim Family of artists and students exhibit

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The Chan Lim family of family of artists and students exhibit has been opened last January 15, 2017 at The Block, SM North EDSA. I was able to cover the event, with notable action star Robin Padilla gracing the event. (Check it out here to know more!)

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Last week, January 29, 2017, the people behind the exhibit had a meet-and-greet and with the media and bloggers. It was presided by Dr, Chan Lim, the patriarch and the head of the Chan Lim Clan. The meet and greet is part of the celebration of the patriarch’s 80th birthday, an auspicious year for Chinese.

Lucky that I was able to be with Mr Alex Chan Lim during the tour, and he explains the beauty of each porcelain and scroll painting, the techniques, the intricate strokes, and the celebration of love in each craft. The porcelain painting is something that is unique in the Chinese culture, and the scrolls has its own story. You can tell that each masterpiece is indeed a labor of love.

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To those interested on learning the art of Chinese painting, the Chan Lim Family of artists and students exhibit is open for art classes! Their family studio/gallery is situated in Pasig City. Do shoot them an email at chan-lim@yahoo.com for inquiries.

 

Catch the Chan Lim Family of artists and students exhibit at The Block, SM North EDSA!The exhibit will be until February 12 so don’t miss it!

Chan Lim family of artists and students exhibit at SM The Block Atrium!

P_20170115_182322The Chan Lim family of artists once again showcases their art as it opens their exhibit at the SM The Block North EDSA last Sunday, January 15, 2017.

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The exhibit also coincides to their patriarch’s 80th birthday, Dr. Chan Lim, and with lieu with this event, they will be organizing 8 exhibits around the Metro for this auspicious year. Their exhibit at the Block features hand painted scrolls and porcelain paintings from the master painter itself, his children, grandchildren and his students who took up classes under his tutelage.

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The opening of the exhibit has started with basic Chinese painting lessons from his students. I was given a chance to do some simple paintings, i.e. bamboo shoots, leaves, flowers and fruits with simple strokes and the blending of colors. Special thanks to my sensei Ashley who taught me how to paint! :D

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Before the formal opening of the exhibit, there are Cultural performances to celebrate the colorful Chinese culture and its heritage. There are also opening remarks from the members of the Chan Lim family and from the famed actor Robin Padilla, who happens to be a family friend of the family of artists.

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The Chan Lim family is one of the few remaining Chinese brush painting artists in the country. Being the most notable in this medium, they are sought after for their remarkable talent and expertise here and abroad. They also offer classes in their family studio situated in Pasig City.

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The Chan Lim exhibit at The Block Atrium will be February 12, so don’t miss it!

To know more about the Chan Lim family of artists, visit their website at www.chanlim.com and/or email them at chanlim@yahoo.com.

In Verbatim – Philippine Madrigal Singers’ Trionfo

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I always see to it that I’ll be attending every concert from the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and their last concert is one for the books!

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Their Trionfo concert features songs that they performed during their stint in Arezzo, where they bagged the championship and their qualification to the European Grand Prix for this year. I’m glad that I didn’t miss the event with #LeBoyf, and coming from their life streams and recordings, listening to their songs live is pure intimate bliss.

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With my partner in crime, #LeBoyf!

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The lobby of the CCP Main theater is JAM PACKED! tickets were sold out and it is a night to remember. the joy of listening to the most beautiful sound on earth is heaven on earth, and I am proud of this group for bringing the choral scene to greater heights. they are awe-inspiring, and humble, and heart-felt.

Here’s the photo dump with my favorite MADZ people and my fellow chorister friends!

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With #LaKathsera and he friend! and #LeBoyf!
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With my favorite MADZ tenor, Itchie!
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With my favorite MADZ girlies, Trish and April <3
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With Frank! <3

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Catch the latest from the Philippine Madrigal Singers on their website, on Facebook and on Youtube!