Clearbooks Community Exhibition 2015 at Microsoft #CBCE2015

I attended the Clearbooks Community Exhibition 2015 last week with my friend Sue. This was an exhibition that aided small businesses with their daunting admin tasks by sharing the Clearbooks platform to them. There were also talks on how to market your business, make it grow and create awareness online via social media marketing.

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My Microsoft badge and #CBCE Program

Many small local businesses also exhibited to showcase their products and were able to mingle with other small businesses to potentially gain new customers. I managed to speak to a local printing company for t-shirt prints so be prepared for kawaii clothing coming soon possibly 2016!
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The stage where all the speakers did their talks

The whole event was hosted and organised by Clearbooks in the Microsoft offices. Microsoft also kindly sponsored the lunch and refreshments throughout the day which was very nice and yummy.
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A buffet styled lunch

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Lunch is served

I don’t think I ate so much cake in a day…
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Cake!

Have you been to any event to help improve yourself or business lately?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Visiting The Art of Brick

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1D

I saw some photos popping up online with Lego® figures and large statues made of Lego® so I did some research to find out what it was about. Turns out there was an exhibition in London for a renowned artist who built art from Lego®.
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At the front door!

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I think the blue guy looked cooler...

Immi and I bought tickets to go see the exhibition and it really reminded him of Minecraft. I told him to do something similar and charge people to visit his works to view his creations like a virtual museum! (What? It sounded cool at the time.)
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I loved this Lego dress

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The dress superimposed in photo

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There was a video on how they took this photo. So cool!

The artist studied law but didn’t see himself as one. Instead, he would return home to draw and unleash his artistic side.
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There was another being trying to get out

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Feeling cracked

There were a lot of figures based off real art, about losing loved ones, being trapped in another body and one for the kids, a giant dinosaur!
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D'you like mai new pet?

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I'm just holding that brolly totally

I enjoyed the exhibition but would have loved to interact with the models like you could with the wax figures in Madam Tussauds. Would have been more fun.
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It's like going back to the museum!

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This was so 3d

The exhibition has been extended to April! Will you go visit it in London?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

(This was not a sponsored post)

Final Fantasy Fan Festival

It was the first time Final Fantasy Fan Festival came to London. This is a festival where they dressed up the venue to look like something you’d see in a town in-game. There were carnival games such as fishing, archery, battak boards and riding the Beamoth (bull ring). They also setup rooms with groups of computers to fight primals (big bosses) and if you defeat them you will win a prize.

Each festival gives you a chance to win a “I defeated _____” t-shirt from a tough primal. This time was Odin. He was really hard to fight since he would chuck spears half way through and then use his ultimate that would wipe the whole team. Without battle tactics and communication, I found the task really hard. Even harder when people don’t listen so I couldn’t do my job as a healer well; it costed me mana to prop up everyone’s life bar when it was also very limited. Anyway, despite all the sweat and tears and the horrible team members that we got partnered with (some guy kept raging throughout the game). We got the tee!! Some people already place it on eBay for £109! I thought I’d just keep it lol. Bask in the glory.

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I really enjoyed my time there.  We got tattoos and our hair done, queued up for 3 hours for the shop but I managed to return with a very kawaii moogle plush!

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Kupo !

Some items got sold out very early in the afternoon which pissed a few fans off.

In the evening there was an ending ceremony where the Primals, the band for FF, sung all the primal songs on stage. It felt like a concert but everyone was busy filming or sitting down from being tired to be moshing or dancing lol.

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Costume from the game

Although the tickets were really expensive, I think it was worth it and really well organised (‘cept the shop). I’d love to go again!!

Have you been to a game event?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

SIRO-A – Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group

A friend of mine managed to find some really cheap tickets to see SIRO-A in Leicester Square Theatre last year. We managed to purchase them last minute and sat right at the front! Woo!

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Snapped a photo in their photo booth!

The performers were snapping photos before the beginning of the show of members of the audience. Thinking it’ll be on Facebook I nudge a friend to go up on stage ^^ Little did we know that it had to do with part of their act hehehe. I won’t spoil it for you but it was funny!

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Everyone had a mad fun time ^^

The performance was truly inspiring. Using light from a projector, timing, techno beats, acting and dance, Siro-A were able to make the audience laugh, smile and be amazed. An experience I’ve never had before. They were also at the Japan Matsuri event in Trafalgar Square which I loved. If you haven’t seen them before you must! Here’s a sneak peak at what they’re capable of.
SIRO-A – A Technodelic Visual Show: http://youtu.be/gyGSP8dIECU

With love,
Keki xoxo

Japan Matsuri 2014

During the weekend I went to Japan Matsuri being held in Trafalgar Square for one day only. I had totally forgotten about this event until my friend mentioned it the evening before, so I decided to go very last minute. I managed to drag a friend along who met me there but soon found out that some other friends went too via Facebook (why you no invite me?! Hmph!)

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Japan Matsuri!
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I was an air hostess for a day xD
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Please welcome Captain Sean! XD

The event space was large as they used up the whole of Trafalgar Square. There errent many shops to buy much from though as they were all really small and 80% of the stalls sold food. However, the queues were massive and the portion sizes were too small for my liking so Sean and I decided to eat at BiBimBap in SoHo instead.

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Okonomiyaki
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Japanese Tableware
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My panda bowls and free miso soup!

There weren’t a lot of freebies to collect so I ended up buying these cute little panda bowls from the tableware stall that I’ve been eyeing up ever since I saw their store in Hyper Japan. I also drank a lot of Yakult in one day…

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We saw Kumomon
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Siro-A
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Music performance

There were a lot of performances happening on the stage including music, yukachara (mascots), dancing, drums as well as SIRO-A performing a short act ^^

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We got to meet Domo-Kun!

Did you go to the event too?

With love,
Keki xoxo

My Trip to Spain

Sue and I spent 4 days over a weekend together visiting her friend in Seville, Spain. This was a spur of the moment decision from me as I thought, “why not treat myself?”. I then got myself a new job and thought my decision in the end was a good choice. It meant I was able to relax before starting work and enjoy lovely weather compared to England.

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Out at a club

Her friend Enrique and his girlfriend Lola took us around the beautiful city. We visited Italica, the Roman city ruins that was a mix of Gladiators and a jungle scene from movies. I’d be surprised if it wasn’t used as a filming location.
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Italica

The art gallery was smaller than that in London but packed many paintings covering the walls that depicted the story of Christianity, as it was a Christian city.
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Inside the art gallery

We also went to the royal palace on the day that the king deaomwthing the throne; which was a coincidence. Enrique’s cousin Marissa gave a professional tour of the grounds and even taught us some history about Christopher Columbus! Of only history at school was made interesting.
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Happy Times on a sandy beach

Delicious food and ice cream was consumed across the 3 nights we stayed. Tapas and drinks in Spain are so much more value for money. I absolutely loved it!
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Nom!

There was also a sandy beach (you’d never find a nice one in England) around an hour away from Seville. We managed to take a lot of lovely scenic photos here and also leave some sand drawings ^^
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Flamenco show which then turned into salsa dancing classes

On our last night, we went to watch flamenco dancing, which then led onto a mini salsa dance class and soon after karaoke. Hehe. T’was a great night with many wonderful new friends met.
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There were so many fountains in Spain!

Have you been to Spain? Would you visit the country?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Birthday party filled weekend

The first week of September is usually busy since I know many September babies. My friend PChan turned 29 recently, Jo turned 27 and Razel just turned 20 all in one weekend. Whew!

I wasn’t able to go to all the birthdays since it was going to be on the same day but luckily Chan moved his to Sunday so I could munch on lobster! 8B

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Delicious Lobster

Jo decided to have an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet where the guys went berserk and literally over ordered on sushi…
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Sushi platter

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So much food...

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We ordered a lot...

I was so stuffed afterwards since I was clearing up on our side of the table. Was a shame since my side didn’t eat a lot so it was hard to try everything in case I couldn’t finish it all.
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Alcoholic birthday girl

For the after party, a small group of us headed to Tiko’s place to play Just Dance 4 and Singstar. It didn’t finish till 4am and we ended up dancing and giggling in the park outside to cool down from the heat. T’was a really fun evening.
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Being asian outside Leicester square station

PChan took us to Big Easy in Covent Garden where we dined on seafood and BBQ meats. The bill came to over £600!
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Our seafood starter platter

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Dee and I with our new outfits; bibs...

I couldn’t go to Razel’s party which she held in a small bar called Barrio Central. The photos looked fun ^^
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Really big plate of sashimi

After all the eating and partying I’m now broke :( Why must yummy food be expensive?!!

With love
Kekidoll xoxo

Kaichi Student Field Trip to London 2014

I participated in the ‘Kaichi fieldwork programme’ this June 2014. This is my second year running and I love participating. This is a field trip for Japanese students in high school (year 10s) to visit England and practice their English proficiency, as well as visiting some sights.

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Pulling faces

It was pretty similar to last year but we got to go to Hampton Court this time instead of Windsor Castle. I had a fairly mixed English speaking level for students in my group. I had 7 in total but was technically 6 as one of my kids was ill and had some allergic reaction, so his skin flared up. Since he never felt well, he didn’t participate in group discussions, came to eat with us, nor presented his presentation all students had to prepare for this trip. It was sad for me but I gave them each a little goodie bag full of souvenirs – breakfast tea, shortbread, chocolate, polaroid photo of them and me, luggage tag, plus the tote bag with London design.
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I miss my Kaichi group

I hope to visit them next year and shall cherish my memories ^^
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Inside Hampton Court

Do you participate in any youth group events?

Xoxo, kekidoll

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