Adorable sheep plushies!

WIN a Cute Sheep Plush from Kekiko!

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve been on the blogosphere, I’m going to try to get back into blogging once a week. Lots have been happening but something exciting it’s happening on my Facebook shop page! Iiiiiiit’s a giveaway!

Adorable sheep plushies!
Adorable sheep plushies!

The Kekiko store is giving away two cute little sheep plushies for free! Head over to the Facebook page now to check on details how to win these cuties! CLICK HERE or see the embedded post below :)

Kawaii Sheep Plush
Head to the Facebook page to enter the giveaway!

Good luck!

Kekidoll xoxo

I feel like making a chair out of Molang bunnies!

MCM Expo May 2015

Batman Cowls!
My little online kawaii store, Kekiko, exhibited at MCM Comic Con this May and it was a busy weekend for myself and my helpers!
Kekiko Stall :)
We had a great time meeting lots of new faces. As well as familiar ones.
Aisha Anime and Moi <3
There were a lot of great cosplayers some which I’ve managed to take a photo of who had past the stall. However, there were so many that were missed since the hall was huge and many people missed small areas.
Lulu and Ahri ^__^
For Hello Kitty’s 10th anniversary, she turned a large booth area into a mini garden fit with a caravan, teepee, photobooth and Hello Kitty chairs. There was free face painting, hair chalk, photos and a phone charging station to all their visitors for their #OneKindThing campaign. I went ahead and got pink hair chalk, my face painted (didn’t really wash it off…) and photos from the photobooth.
We got our faces painted :P
We’d definitely venture back in October!
I feel like making a chair out of Molang bunnies!
Check out the Facebook page for more photos from the weekend!

With love,

Kekidoll xoxo

Easter Joyfulness [Competition at End!]

Party Shinanigans

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Easter was a while back and for the long weekend my friends and I had a karaoke party in Chinatown. We went to China City and was singing for a good 5 hours till they shut we couldn’t anymore.

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We sung, we laughed, we raved and some of us got drunk – very drunk. I ended up taking 5 friends home to my small shared house as some of the guys were helping me with our drunk friends, plus they couldn’t get home. I always feel bad for leaving people stranded, plus Mc Donald’s had closed down now so there wasn’t a shelter to stay under till the first train home. Gotta let them sleep round right? Luckily my old housemate moved out so we had a spare room and bed to fit everyone in :)

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It was a very good night and due to that I ended going karaoke again but to Karaoke Box in Soho. Karaoke Box is very swish and much nicer. However their song selection mostly consists of English charts and it’s all instrumental. Ergo, if you’re not an amazing singer you may hate hearing your voice. China City on the other hand has MVs that play with the choice of having the original singer singing along so it’s like an aid if you’re ‘tone deaf’ like myself hahaha.

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My Duty as a Citizen
I was also on Jury Service for 2 weeks over Easter. I had to take time off work and do my duty as a UK citizen. It was an interesting experience but not as exciting as everyone made it out to be. All my friends seemed to be jealous of me and wondered why they weren’t picked. *le shrug*

I found sitting in the jury box can be a long and boring process because you are literally sitting there for a whole day listening to the same story repeated over and over by different people from their point of view.

If you ever get picked to do jury service, always bring something to keep you occupied like a book or a tablet with films on it. At the beginning you will be sitting for hours on end and if your name doesn’t get called, you’ll be waiting for some time longer. You must also be very open as you could be sitting on any case, it doesn’t go as smoothly as the shows on TV as there are always hiccups or things (matters of the law) that arise which can postpone trials. You’re also basically locked in a room with your fellow jurors when you’re not in court so remember to bring food and lots of snacks too to keep your energized and replenished throughout the day!

The duty is also a lot of responsibility as it’s up to you to find out if you believe the defendant is guilty or not guilty based on the evidence given. I ended being on 2 and a half trials. The last one took us 4 hours to decide on a verdict since we couldn’t all come to a unanimous decision. >.< I think it was one of the hardest decisions I’ve made in my life as it isn’t as simple as they make it in films/dramas.

Competition Announcement
To celebrate Easter my shop, Kekiko, is holding a small giveaway for a cute mini Molang bunny! Just guess how many mini eggs were used in the photo below! (Hint: There are 3 layers)

For more details on how to win just check out the top post on my Facebook page linked below! Go join now!

Entries: www.fb.com/kekiko
End Date: 10th May 2014

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Good Luck!
– Kekidoll xoxo

Working in Hong Kong

As you may know from a previous post, I’ve been working abroad. Myself and two other colleagues were sent to Dubai to visit the new office and other colleagues there, then jetted off to the city of Hong Kong.

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Harbour view at night

We were there for a total of 12 days and most of the trip was spent planning where to eat next. The food in Hong Kong is amazing! Much better than in UK, I miss it already! I’ve been posting most on Instagram already but if you missed it…
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A selection of food we sampled in Hong Kong

I worked on projects from the UK as well as new projects for our Asia launch. Our company is planning to expand internationally which is really exciting, so the three of us were working our asses off 12-15 hours every day (mad I know, but the work ethic over there is really outstanding. People will work long hours to get things done and sometimes ahead of schedule). New websites and campaigns were created and launched which took us 3 days to do. I realises that I was able to achieve a lot more than I normally would once I put my head down to it.
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The CoCoon office

We worked from an adhoc desk rental space called CoCoon. It’s a really bright and friendly office space to be working from. Everyone was really nice and there were so many startups building their business it was a real eye opener. They hold a lot of events there like pitches form new startups to talk about their business and win investors. It was really interesting! (Maybe I’ll write about it in another post) We also participated in an internship event where startup companies interviewed a group if Hong Kong University students to hire some for the spring term to help them out for 4 weeks. We ended up hiring 3 to help us out with search campaigns and to teach them statistics.
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Last dinner outing, unfortunately Diane couldn't make it

On our weekend, the boss took us hiking up Dragons Back (yes even on our time off we had a ‘family day’ outing Lol!) All the way to Big Mouth Bay. It was a two hour hike which I actually enjoyed. The fresh air felt refreshing and woke us all up. The weather was pleasant and not scorching hot to the point I felt dehydrated. So it was a lovely day trip which ended with a nice Vietnamese meal in Stanley, and then back to the hotel for a meeting to plan our week ahead.
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At the top of Dragon's Back

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We arrived at the beach!

I was exhausted by the end of it and was so glad to see my own bed when I set foot in the house. I didn’t unpack till a couple days later Lol. We didn’t have much time to go shopping so I only managed to buy a few new skirts but a lot of masks and some make up from SaSa.
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Korean BBQ Meal

When I got back I felt like I was about to collapse. I had never slept so much in such a short period of time! So glad to be home. ^^

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

A Day in Dubai

Sorry guys haven’t been able to find time to update in a while! Been a busy few days!
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I’ve been sent on a business trip to Hong Kong to get our international expansion rolling. If you didn’t know, I work as a graphic designer/web developer. Our flight stopped off at Dubai so we went to visit our colleagues over in the offices there. Dubai is so beautiful! The skyscrapers just reminded me of China but with cleaner waters and a blue blue sky.

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Kai, me & Coney

We spent most of our day working once we jumped off the plane, we didn’t even get any sleep! We ended up napping on the sofas.

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Sleepy on the plane :9

Here are photos and highlights from Dubai!

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Nice spacious office space!

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Fortune Towers!

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They over killed with lights

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Dubai Mall

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Musical Fountain

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Feast!

We’re now working from Hong Kong, if you follow me one Instagram you’ll know that Hong Kong is city filled with amazing food! I’ll update about Hong Kong later ^^

Until then, keep smiling!
Kekidoll xoxo

London Anime Comic Con

I’ve been quite busy lately trying to get everything sorted so I could exhibit at London Anime Con at The Rocket Complex at Holloway Road. It was so busy that they had to turn people away!

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Ready for LACC!

The venue was split into many sections and I was hidden in the artists alley at the back of the hall. Many other exhibitors were upstairs in the main area.

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So many cool cosplayers!

The weekend was fun and lots of people recognised the store thanks to many amazing websites and press people; especially Aisha from Anime Picks! I took lots of photos of cosplayers that came by my stall, you can see them all on my facebook page: Kekiko.

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With YY from YY Kawaii

Some people managed to find the artist alley filled with amazing art and really cool looking hand made items ^^

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Scary anime masks

I heard that there is one in June as well but I’m unsure if I’ll have enough time to attend since I’ll be going to MCM in May and Hyper Japan in July. Busy busy!!

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These handmade Kigurumi Masks can cost up to a grand!

Oh, Happy Valentines!! What do you have planned today?

With Love,
Kekidoll xoxo

My Office Christmas Party

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We had our Staff Christmas Party on Friday after work. We went to Professor Truman’s Magical Laboratory in Brick Lane. It was really hyped up and everyone was expecting a spectacular show filled with magic, potions and dramatic lights. However we were disappointed with “lab rats” (people dressed in lab coats) playing poi and the a “robot” built by the mad professor just jiggying his bum. Errr I think you will find that I know friends who can play poi better and even with fire (yes health and safety I know), but if I had a robot on stage I would expect it to breakdance and not just bop to the beat then release some steam towards the ceiling from it’s guns. My table wasn’t very happy about the show provided – short and not exciting.

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The food was edible but not great at all. On paper it sounded lovely…

  • Starter: Oven roasted cranberry chutney and brie tart (v)
  • Main: Oven roasted succulent breast of chicken, cooked in an infusion of fresh thyme, rosemary and farmhouse butter, served with creamy garlic and parmesan mash potatoes and freshly roasted honey glazed winter vegetables
  • Dessert: Chocolate caramel truffle laced with a raspberry and chilli coulis

However what we got was a cold cheese tart (the sauce was nice though), chicken on a bed of mashed potato with vegetables (tasted fake, cheap and vegetables were bitter) and lastly a chocolate vanilla pudding with wild berry compote (there wasn’t enough chocolate flavour and the berry sauce was too bitter/tangy, thus not a great pairing). Even the vegetarian meal took 20 minutes to serve, after bringing it to their attention our party needed 7 veggie meals; apparently we didn’t notify in advance and they didn’t have enough food. I was told the vegetarian meal was cold and tasteless, so instead of giving bs about how they don’t have enough to serve, why couldn’t they at least heat up the food?! Sorry for sounding all ‘Come Dine with Me’ style whining but we paid £80 per person for this event and the Fun Committee had to organise it 6 months before. So everyone’s expectations were high and wanted it to trump our last Christmas party.

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The entertainment provided wasn’t so bad. There was a photo booth, casino tables, arcade games and a batak board. I always like photobooths. They are always so much fun ^^

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The disco was boring. They hadn’t even kitted out the room; just filled it with smoke. Surly they could have hung some Christmas decorations up and placed a cool dance floor. The music at the beginning was too old school for me to know what the song was. It wasn’t until I had to leave (last train home) that the Christmassy ones came on =.= Oh well.

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Despite all that I still had a good time with my work friends and got quite tipsy drunk lol. Couldn’t really walk in my heels, thank goodness that I brought my flats along!

How were all your Christmas parties? If you haven’t had your yet, are you looking forward to it?

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On another note, I launched my online shop! I am also holding a big giveaway where you can win a large Molang Bunny (pictured). See details to enter here: Kekiko’s Grand Opening Christmas Giveaway
MERRY CHRISTMAS

With Love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Expo weekend

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Kekiko at MCM Expo

Kekiko launched on the weekend of MCM Comic Con on 25-27th October. This was a brand that I had started up myself and am planning to work on to bring adorable items handmade, hand designed or handpicked by yours truly.
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Cute hand made panda bookmarks

Check out my interview with Jenny from Nerdgeist here!

The three day weekend was filled with people dressed up as interesting characters, people seeking anime merchandise or kawaii items or were just there for the comic con panel and games. I managed to play on the Pump it Up machine on the last day as they managed to fix it (it was down for two days).

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Cute little Despicable Me minion cake

Business was well and it was a lot of fun. My two cousins came and helped me out a lot during the weekend, which meant I was able to take a break and look around while they looked after my stall. Our best sellers were the cute head gear; I had an assortment of hair clips with ears on, bunny hats and caps with the avengers on. Everyone loved them!
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Cousin and I sporting the headgear


Kekiko was also featured in Anime Picks!

Now that the expo is over I am focusing on getting the online store up and running. Its only a holding page at the moment since I’m working on the layout and product photos. If you want to be the first to know when we open go visit www.kekiko.com and enter your email :)

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Go to the Kekiko Facebook to see more cosplay!

Shall speak to you all soon!

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

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