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Talking Apples Pop-Up Cafe


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Last Saturday, January 10. It was the 2nd day of my rest-day from work and the plan to go Ice skating with some friends got cancelled on the last minute. With nothing much to do at home and I was urging to go out, I came across an Event happening on the same day from my Facebook account. The event was named “Talking Apples January POP-up ^_^ Cafe” hosted by Talking Apples of course.

Anyway, the location was set at 121 Bar and Grille Restaurant, Allegro Center along Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati. It’s not that hard to go there since I’m kind of familiar with the road anyway.

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121 Bar and Grille Restaurant

Upon arriving to the venue and entering the glass door, the customer’s were greeted gracefully by one of the staff. All of the staff were on their Cosplay outfits as they serves customer while in character based on who they’re cosplaying. On the front desk, I was greeted by the god “Yato” from Noragami as he [the staff are female but I’ll just address their gender depending on their character] asks what would be my order and will be served in exchange for P5 as an offering to fulfill my request. I ordered 1 “Talking Apple Cupcake” and an OmuRice Set. Then I was escorted to an available seat near the entrance.

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While waiting for my order, I was greeted by “Himura Kenshin” from Rurouni Kenshin (Ms. Raine De Guzman / Yuuko Ichihara) and also the owner/host of the popup café. I then took the opportunity to ask her some questions about Talking Apples and the initiative behind the idea. She said that the reason behind it was that the staff needed work experience of atleast 250 hours before the official business be put up Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City [I hope this gets a branch around South like BF Parañaque perhaps]. The staffs are dressed-up as Anime characters such as Rei Ayanami from Evangelion, Captain Levi from Shingeki no Kyojin, Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail as they serve the customers. There are also some customers cosplaying characters such Saber from Fate/Prototype and Chōji Akimichi from Naruto. I also asked Ms. Yuuko if we can have a little chat later on so that she can tell me more about Talking Apples which I think she agreed and if we can talk more over beer some other time.

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After a short while, my order arrives and It was delivered by “Eren Jaeger” from Shingeki no Kyojin (Max) and also asked if I would like him [again the staff are female but I’ll just address their gender depending on their character] to draw/write something on my OmuRice using Catsup, and I agreed on with a smile. [I wish I could have taken a picture while she does it for referenced but I really tend to forget these things as they happen “I’m a failure as a picture-taker”]. She then ask me if there’s anything I need, so I took the opportunity to ask some questions most especially on the food they’re serving. One the things I asked was what is their best seller so far, he then answered that last time, of some unknown reason, their best seller was coffee, but then it was taken out from the menu on that day [now I’m curious, I wonder what kind of coffee was it?]. Then I asked if they have any recommendation and he said that it would be their cupcakes. Afterwards, he asked if I need anything else, but since my food was already delivered, might as well start eating. He also told me if I need something just ask. I then proceed on consuming my meal.

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As I look around there’s also an Art For Sale corner near the entrance and the comfort room.

Talking about the food I ordered,

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Cookie-ception!

 

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OmuRice Set

 

  • OmuRice Set. P250.00 | Composed of OmuRice, a glass of Ice Tea, and a Cookie
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Talking apple Special Cupcake

 

  • Talking Apple Special Cupcake. P95.00 | Somewhat spongy, with a taste like peanut buttery and of an apple pie. Not too sweet which I’m ok with it.

After eating, I roamed around the venue to take some picture. I would like to know more about Talking Apples, but unfortunately, by the time I finished my food, Ms. Yuuko has gone out to buy some ingredients/supplies so I guess maybe some other time.

All in all, the visit was good and I like the idea and I hope it gets official soon. I’ll try to go back next month if I have spare time and maybe bring some friends with me.

Next one will be on February 28 with the theme of “Bloody Valentine” and still will be at 121 Bar and Grille Restaurant, Allegro Center.

 

 

 

 

To know about Talking Apples, you can visit their Facebook pages:
* https://www.facebook.com/talkingapplescoffeeshop
* https://www.facebook.com/talkingapplesmanila
* https://www.facebook.com/talkingapplescafe

Genesis launches Gen>Gears


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To be headed by two of our esteemed members; the renowned armor crafter Gil and the freshest rising star Comet.

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Gil wearing his finest vestments… Ren is on stealth mode.

 They would like to offer their humble services for creating custom made cosplay armors, weapons and accessories.

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Lord Sauron; the original dark lord before other wanabees showed up

All this without having to break the Banks of Babylon.

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Please contact us for any of your cosplay needs on the brand spanking new Gen>Gears facebook page.

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Your satisfaction is our unequivocal pleasure.

AuthorRAMIPON

Genesis at Cosplaymania 2013


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Genesis sneaks into the crown at Cosplaymania last October 5 and 6 at SMX Convention Center !!!

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sneak in… then sneak out… or whatever comes first

With years of experience in events management, Cosplay.ph has become the premiere organization for the management of Cosplay Events, employed by the largest anime, gaming, toy, comic book and collectibles conventions in the country to handle their cosplay segments. As such, they have garnered a reputation for providing creative Cosplay activities, detailed and concise rules and guidelines, excellent crowd control, and an orderly registration system.

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More than that… it is also Genesis.ph second anniversary! We decided to celebrate such infamous day by launching our kinder joy giveaway promo. Click here for more info.

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also the debut of our new banner

We would like to say our heartfelt gratitude for those who participated. We are happy to spread the cheer of kinder-joy to one and all ^_^

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Our top pics for this con are:

Anime: Shingeki no Kyojin
Characters: Female Form Titan

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Game: Metal Gear
Character: ???

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Comics: Batman
Character: The Joker

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Game: Kingdom Hearts
Character: Ven and Terra

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TV Show: Power Rangers
Character: White Ranger

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Find the rest of the pictures linked bellow.

Cosplay Mania 2013 Day 2 – Cosplayers

Also check out photos from our affiliates:

VANity Pictures – DAY1 CosplayMania 2013

AuthorRAMIPON
PhotosNYKE and YUUKI

Genesis at Best of Anime 2013


post1Genesis joined the fray at Best of Anime last September 14 and 15 at SMX Convention Center !!!

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you did remember to buy tickets… right?

Now on its 4th year, the Best of Anime (BOA) Convention is organized by Primetrade Asia. It has become one of the much anticipated cosplay convention of the year.

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on the left you can see the corpses of our fallen comrades

Shingeki no Kyojin is the much deserved number 1 show this season. As fans, we pay homage to this great work of art granting it the best honor we can offer…. COSPLAY !!!

Our top pics for this con are:

Anime: Karas
Characters: Karas & ???

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Anime: Persona 4
Character: Izanagi

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Game: Halo
Character: Master Chief

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Anime: Shingeki no Kyojin
Character: Marco Bodt

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Anime: Fate series
Character: Gilgamesh

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Find the rest of the pictures linked bellow.

Best Of Anime 2013 – Day 1 – Cosplay

Best Of Anime 2013 – Day 2 – Cosplay

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PhotosALAIN

GENESIS goes to Singapore – AFA2012


The guys of GENESIS packed their bags, withdrew their savings, and flew off to Singapore.

On the night of November 7, 2012, we all spent the night at Nyke’s place since it’s the nearest to the airport thus we can also have a meeting about what our battle plan will be once we get to our destination.

Then comes the morning of November 8, 2012, the day of our flight.

We woke up around 5:30am, and then by 6:30pm we set off to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. We checked-in our baggage, paid taxes, had some light breakfast, then by 10:30am, our plane departed.

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The flight took about 3hrs and landed on Changi Airport Terminal 2. It was our 1st time landing on Changi T2 since we usually land on Changi Budget Terminal everytime I go to Singapore, but according to my cousin who lives in there, that terminal is long gone. And so, we decided to take a stroll around the place while waiting for the line at the immigration to shorten. Then after a few minutes of checking out the place, we went on ahead.

touchdown. Changi Airport Terminal 2

 

 

 

 

 

We then took a cab to ChinaTown since the hotel we had reservations is located there. Somewhat of a long ride since according to the map, it’s on the other side of the island. We stayed at Wink Hostel. Quite a small place, but the environment is nice. Good people, air-conditioned, and there’s free laptop usage with internet of course. The beds are comfortable too though we don’t really have the room for ourselves since it’s more like a bedspace so we share the room with other guests as well. That said, we were extra careful on how we moved around, as quiet as possible so that we would not disturb the other guests during night time incase someone is already traveling on dreamland.

Since, the doors to AFA2012 won’t be open untill the 10th and the 9th will only be for the I ❤ Anisong – Electric Groove – Electro Stage – T.M. Revolution Concert, and we don’t really have plans on watching it because of budget shortage, we have 2 free days on our schedule and is loaned for touring.

touchdown. Wink Hostel, ChinaTown

After unpacking some stuff and securing our luggage, we went on our journey for lunch time, went to Marina Bay where we spotted T.M. Revolution having a tour themselves, though we didn’t realize it was them up until they posted their pictures on Facebook. LOL! and so on, and so on…

Then comes the next day, November 9, 2012. Still a free day so the other guys went to check out Universal Studio, me (Seishiro) on the other hand went to Singapore Expo to pick up our tickets for AFA2012 Day 1&2 and our VIP concert tickets for I ❤ Anisong – Electric Groove – Jump Stage = LiSA <3. As expected, a lot of people are already there, mostly non-Singaporeans like me since we bought our tickets online and we’ll just have to pick them up on their designated ticket booth counters. Of course there are some Cosplayers around so I see a lot of picture takings all over the place. Some doors of the event halls are open so you can get a glimpse inside while booths are being set-up, but of course unless you’re a staff member, an Artist, or someone important for the event, you can’t get in.

pre-selling of tickets for AFA2012

After acquiring our tickets, I did not leave just yet hoping to maybe bump in with some country men who I know that will also attend the event, and maybe meet personalities like Danny Choo who’s probably inside rehearsing and then maybe will decide to take a break, have a snack or something on one of the fast-foods around the venue, but I guess I don’t have that much luck. I’m a huge fan so I was hoping to meet him in person to maybe shake his hand or have a picture with him as one of my goals on attending AFA2012. And if  I was skillful and talented enough, I would love to work for him in his company Mirai Inc.

for more pictures of the venue, Click Here!

Now comes the 1st Day of the event. Woke up around 7:00am, had breakfast and everything, had our gears ready and then we’re off. Took us about an hour through MRT to reach Singapore Expo. By the time we reach the venue, the place was already packed with people both inside and outside for more people still keeps coming and the ticket booth lines is still a long one.

We spent both days doing our stuff, strolling around, taking pictures, eat, but most of the time we were at the stage hall to watch the performances, talks about what’s new in the Otaku community, Costume Paly Competitions, Meet&Greets with famous artist, and Film viewings such as Fairy Tail: Movie, Naruto: Road-To-Ninja, Mardock Scramble, etc…

and the Concert, well all we can say is, IT’S WORTH EVERY DOLLAR!

The experience is different from what we have here in the Philippines, from the set-ups, the programs, and the environment. Really enjoyed every minute… and hope we can attend again this year 🙂

Genesis at Best of Anime 2012


GNS was part of the raving crowd at the Best of Anime on SMX Convetion center last September 15-16, 2012.

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Otaku Expo 2012


OTAKU EXPO 2012

January 21-22, 2012
Megatrade Hall 1 SM Megamall
Ticket Price: Php 100 per day

Events:
Group Cosplay (Jan 21)
Individual Cosplay (Jan. 22)
Battle of the Bands (Jan. 22)
Karaoke Contest
Art Contest

Ozine Maid Cafe & Host Club
Anime Toy Display
Gundam Caravan and more!

Source: Otakuzine Anime Magazine