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.
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? 😀
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!
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! 😀
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! 😛
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!
I’ll be looking forward to their 3rd installment of the The Hobbies and Collectibles Convention next year! 😀
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!)
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.
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 email@example.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!