Saturday, August 31, 2013

STGCC 2013 Media Preview

The annual Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) is back on the 31 August – 1 September 2013 at Sands Expo and Convention Center in Marina Bay Sands.
 
 
I attended the STGCC 2013 Media Preview which was held at Meeting Room L3, Sands Expo and Convention Center, MBS.
 
 
  It was mainly a Meet ‘n’ Greet Session with some A-list featured guests, such as the crowd-puller cos-player, Vampy Bit Me, and she dressed up as one of the Marvel Comics’ character during the STGCC 2013 Media Preview. Joe Madureira who is also known as Joe MAD was at the media preview together with C.B Cebulski, and they shared Marvel’s latest updates with us…
 
 
Apart from the special guests from Marvel Comics, Hideo Baba, the man behind the Tales of Series joined popular Korean cos-player, Aza and Star Toy Designers, Angry Woebots, Luke Chueh, J RYU which all hail from the Army of Snipers (AOS) were at the preview too.
 
 
Angry Woebots sketched out a very impressive illustration during the media preview...

 
  
Angry Woebots uses toys (often pandas) to express a wide emotional spectrum with which he seeks to chronicle the story of the struggles of life.

 
Jesse Yu aka J RYU’s work was welcomed for its gothic nature and he was honoured as the Toy Customizer of the Year by the Designer Toy Awards 2012.
 
 
Luke Chueh has recently been nominated for 5 categories at this year’s Designer Toys Awards, a testimony to his talent.
 
 
NAMCO BANDAI Games brought in Hideo Baba who is the General Producer of the Tales of Series, one of the most acclaimed Japanese role-playing game (J-RPG) franchises which received a huge success of 600,000 units on PlayStation3 during the first week launch. This is his first trip to Singapore for STGCC 2013.
 
 
 Aza has 8 years of cos-playing experience and has been actively participating in overseas events. Her participation at STGCC 2013 marks her debut appearance in Singapore.  

  
  
 
Joe Madureira aka Joe MAD, Marvel comic book writer/artist and fame developer, and recently he is working hard to dish out more fascinating artwork from Marvel Comics. He made his first appearance in Singapore at STGCC 2013.
 
 
 
Hot Toys brings in four 2013 Toy Fairs Exclusive Limited Edition Figurines, in collaboration with Action City. OMG!! They look so real, do come down to STGCC 2013 this weekend and be awed yourself!!  
 
 
Captain America (Star Spangled Man Version – The First Avenger)
 
 
Joe Cotton (G.I. Joe Retaliation)
 
 
Superman (Evil Version – Superman III)
 
 
Iron Man 3: Midas (Mark XXI) 
 
 
Below are some highlights (designers' toys), you can look out for at STGCC 2013.  
  



 

 

 


 


Friday, August 30, 2013

V 10 Plus Anti Aging Workshop

V 10 Plus is the world’s 1st skin supplement concept and they ensure that the highest quality is delivered to cater to all skin needs. The main recognition of V 10 Plus serums over these years is the results that have been proven to consumers after application.

 
 V 10 Plus serum has won many Beauty Awards worldwide by well-known magazines and the business expanded to 16 other countries apart from Japan and they range from Singapore, Malaysia Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Brunei, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia, Romania, Poland, Finland, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Australia and USA.
 
 
 
V 10 Plus is in the business for 8 years and was proud to be the main skincare sponsor for Miss Singapore 2013 Pageant. In conjunction with this year's beauty pageant, it is an appreciation of both beauty and knowledge. V 10 Plus draws focus on being beautiful inside out and having the most natural way to achieve beautiful skin starts with V 10 Plus.
 
 
I attended the V 10 Plus first Anti-Aging Workshop which was held at the Japanese Association of Singapore.
 
 
The presentation included a opening speech from the founder of V 10 Plus, Mrs Akiko Yokota and Mr Elias Tam, a well known Aesthetics doctor in Singapore.
 
 
I was glad to have Sweetie with me at the workshop, as it been quite a while since we attended beauty workshops together. Oh well, our work commitment consumes most of our time, especially those events that occur in the afternoon on weekdays, which is a big no-no for us...
 
 
Mrs Akiko Yokota understands that having a healthy and beautiful skin is everyone’s dream, and she strongly believes that V 10 Plus serum (10 different types of serum) can cater to the needs for everyone and help them to fulfill their dreams…
 
 
Collagen is the key factor for healthy skin, and Collagen is needed to keep skin smooth and youthful. Our bodies produce less collagen as we get older, and as a result our skin becomes dry, wrinkled and sagging. Environmental factors that affect the health of the skin include overexposure to UV rays, free radicals, poor nutrition, smoking, chemicals and drugs. Of these, exposure to UV rays from the sun is the biggest environmental factor that damages the skin causing early aging of skin.  
 
 
With skin aging, the total quantities of collagen decrease, the hydration, strength and elasticity in the skin layers however decline too, and this will result in sagging, dehydration and wrinkling of skin. For an even worse scenario, blood vessels become more fragile, and may lead to bleeding under the skin, pigmentation and spider veins. Maintaining healthy skin involves protecting it from free radical damage, strengthening collagen and to improve blood circulation in the dermis. Induce with sufficient collagen as dietary nutrients to improve skin health and in protecting skin from damage by free radicals.
 
 
Apart from serums, V10 Plus also offers a wide range of skincare too...

 
 The philosophy of V 10 Plus is BEAUTIFUL SKIN = CLEAN, BRIGHT, GLOWING SKIN WITHOUT ANY MAKEUP.
 
 
 
 
V 10 Plus Brightening Cleanser helps to cleanse the skin thoroughly without ripping off the skin's natural moisture film and it also promotes radiance for a clear and luminous complexion


 
 
Directions to use : Squeeze a pea sized amount of cleanser, lather it with water and massage over the face. Rinse off well with water
 
 
V 10 Plus Collagen Serum contains marine collagen to keep elasticity and juvenility of the skin. It also strengthens the foundation of the skin.
 
 
As after we hit our mid-20s, we need to replenish collagen in order to keep our skin looking young as Collagen is good for wrinkles and elasticity. 
 
 

Lastly, I want to thank V 10 Plus for the lovely invite and for more information, kindly visit http://www.v10plus.co.jp