This is a small event but quite interesting too. The only draw back is, the ticket fee is quite expensive for the size of this event, but again, this is quite interesting.

Hot Event Ticket

Hot Event Ticket

As you can see, the ticket is printed in color. This is good, at least I will not whining about a “plain yellow ticket with black ink” :D

On the first day, since my friend is suddenly appear in my home, I was staying late. And awaken at 10 AM in the morning. My other friend who wanted to go already texting me and calling me to wake me up.

JAPEX from far away

JAPEX from far away

So I met my friend, go to JIEXPO by bus, and find out if another event also there, Japex.

JAPEX banner

JAPEX banner

Okay, where is the Hot Event Banner? Oh well, let’s find out.

I go to Gambir Expo (which actually next to JIEXPO’s building) by taking the parking lot. Yeah, we’re in detour route (blame google map)  -_-

Empty Parking Lot in the morning

Empty Parking Lot in the morning

At least the parking lot is still empty, I feel the air is cleaner.

Gambir Expo

Gambir Expo

We’re taking the wrong route… The entrance is on the opposite side of this gate. So, again, we’re in detouring route.

After bought the ticket (goodbye 20k IDR), we’re in!

And what is waiting for us in the entrance?! A Lily Itasha!! WOW!

Vocaloid Lily Itasha

Vocaloid Lily Itasha

See? I told you, this is quite interesting event. You don’t see Itasha too often in Jakarta, expecially the good one. The last good Itasha that I saw previously is Mirai Itasha during AFAiD.

 

Lily itasha

Lily itasha

Heeeeeey! Sexy lady….!!

Lily's PVC figure

Lily's PVC figure

Lily figure

Lily figure

Next to the car, there are Lily figures, and we also can see how this car is turned into Lily itasha from the laptop on top of this figures case.

Oh, don’t you know if Lily will be released in Nendoroid form too?

Andy's booth

Andy's booth

My friend Andy is opening a creator booth. I waited Nendonesia member here, it’s a easy spot to find because it located behind Lily Itasha.

SAO Badge

SAO Badge

And this is his merchandise, a badge/pins and posters.

After several minutes at his booth, we met with Sutefu. He is carrying a big box of MG Destiny Gundam.

The packet inside the box

The packet inside the box

And inside the box are Nendoroids, not Destiny Gundam modelkit.

Deciding which part we should take

Deciding which parts that we should take

These Nendoroid are borrowed for December event.

During AFAiD, we have learned if we need to take extra precautions on small parts. So for this one, I need to decided which part that should be displayed and which one are not.

Only 9 Nendoroid in the Destiny Gundam Box, but it took us more than 2 hours for selecting the parts.

Final check before leaving

Final check before leaving

Nendoroid got tons of small parts that easy to get swept away without being realized. For this reason, I developing the habit to check every floor whenever I opened a Nendoroid in public place.

Better safe than sorry.

Touhou cosplayer

Touhou cosplayer

Touhou cosplayer, I kinda lazy to take their photos without the non cosplay girl in the middle, so I decided to shoot along with her friend.

In case you don’t know, from left to right:

Reimu Hakurei, Yuyuko Saigyouji, girl, Suwako Moriya, Marisa Kirisame.

Android cellphone with Android figure

Android cellphone with Android figure

And after that, we decided if we’re too hungry to strolling much longer. So we go eat some junk food.

And here is my new second-handed cellphone. Samsung Galaxy 551.

I got this phone from my friend because he is using a new one, while he did not sell it, so I decided to use it.

Having an Android phone for the first time is so frustrating. At first, I cannot make any phone call because the dialler screen is not available after the phone is rebooted.

Second, the qwerty key pad is so freakin’ small. I love my Samsung SGH-z560, but I have to let it go because the screen is failing.

And third, the key is so freaking small! Wait, did I mention it already?

Fourth, the launcher is missing and I cannot access the file manager. How the heck I must do to install the launcher? My friend is telling me that I should access google marketplace to install the launcher.

But I remember, my friend also charged by a shit load of money from his cellular provider when he is downloading the applications. And I don’t want to get the same thing, so I must find a way to push a APK file from my laptop into my Samsung Galaxy 551.

And, I did it.

But… Only to find out, if my whole day in figuring out what to do, is in vain because my friend then said this: “Dude, just change the APN into your unlimited Internet connection plan. You can download those shit from google marketplace without worrying the bill…!”

Oh screw it, I don’t care anymore… =_=

At least I can make a phone call now.

Main Stage from far

Main Stage from far

Creator Booth

Posters

Light Novel

Light Novel

They need to dot com it (IMHO)

They need to dot com it (IMHO)

Vocaloid music

Vocaloid music

 

Nendoroid

Nendoroid

Artist

Artist

Nendoroid Menma

Nendoroid Menma

Menma from Anohana. A nice drama anime, you should watch it.

Anohana is a story about a ghost who suddenly appear after she died at her childhood. Unlike other ghost who always appear with their last condition when they died, Menma who died at child is appear as a teenager.

Mini Kyouka

Mini Kyouka

Mini Kyouka spotted inside the bushes.

Mini Kyouka

Mini Kyouka

She’s running away. But we’re able to chase her :D

Trapped

Trapped

Since we got nothing to do (no money to Meido Kisha or buying stuff), we go on Nendoroid photo session. So, Mini Kyouka will be the main star now.

"Oh look! I got her from below :D"

"Oh look! I got her from below :D"

"You can't hide, Mini Kyouka!"

"You can't hide, Mini Kyouka!"

"Got you!"

"Got you!"

"Where are you going?"

"Where are you going?"

"Booo!"

"Booo!"

Meet the Arcbishop

Meet the Arcbishop

Mini Kyouka: "My head is sprouting weed!"

Mini Kyouka: "My head is sprouting weed!"

Arcbishop: "Oh, that's bad. Let's change it...!"

Arcbishop: "Oh, that's bad. Let's change it...!"

Mini Kyouka: "I prefer my ahoge!"

Mini Kyouka: "I prefer my ahoge!"

Mini Kyouka: "Help!"

Mini Kyouka: "Help!"

There are several statues at Gambir Expo, and probably this is the best one. And this photo idea was came from our community friend: Ico Niconico.

This statue are located in front of the main stage, people are using it as a stool so they can get a higher angle when filming or photo shooting the stage show.

The original plan is to use Kyouka entire head. But her nekomimi cannot fit in the fish mouth, so I have to remove it.

 

Oh, it seems Photobucket is ruined the quality… I don’t know, my original photos are much more sharper than this.

Anyway, Hot event is a small event. But with some interesting point, I got to say if this is a promising event in the future.

The only draw back here is, there are several bootleg items. Since I came from Nendonesia, I was hoping to see more genuine Nendoroid product, but the bootlegs are ruining it.

However, this is just a begining. I hope the Event Organizer can improve the event quality in the future. Hopefully, we can attend this event too as a Nendoroid community.

On our way back home, my friend decided to buy this traditional food, Kerak Telor. This is Jakarta/Betawi traditional food. If you got chance, try it. It only cost you 1.7 USD, and you cannot find it anywhere right now except on a food festival or around Kemayoran.

On Kerak Telor merchant booth

On Kerak Telor merchant booth

 

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