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Tokyo-Manila Jazz and Arts Festival (TMJAF) Workshops and Concert

 

Music and art lovers are in for a rare treat this November as The Japan Foundation, Manila presents the Tokyo-Manila Jazz & Arts Festival Workshops and Concert at UP-Diliman and UST.

Multi-awarded Filipino and Japan-based jazz singer Charito together with renowned Japanese jazz musicians are coming to Manila to conduct workshops and perform with workshop participants!

Film Students from Asia Gather in the Philippines to Co-produce Short Films

 

Another breakthrough in friendship and cooperation between countries awaits as The Japan Foundation Asia Center and the University of the Philippines Film Institute will be holding an exchange program for film students in Asia entitled …and Action! Asia #03 in the Philippines from February 26 to March 10, 2017, in cooperation with Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.  Here, nineteen film students from the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia will come together and co-produce short films within an eight-day production schedule in Quezon City.

 

Dara: Reticence

 

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Like the character she portrays, Dara enjoys the simple pleasure of reading books,  keeping mostly to herself. There’s a whole lot more to her of course than being a busy student and a bookworm.  She has been cosplaying for quite a while, going to conventions and events and having fun like most of the people we get to meet during our coverages.  We agree with her that simple cosplays are as good as any as long as you get to be the character you love, and this was probably why we wanted to know bout her.  Presenting Dara as our lastest Cosplay Model in her very first online feature for arkadymac.com.

Talking Apples Cafe Neko: A Cafe for our Kitty Friends

 

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There’s always something exciting and new every month as Talking Apples Maid & Butler Cafe comes up with fresh new themes each and every time.  Held at 121 Restaurant at the 2nd floor of 2284 Allegro Center, Pasong Tamo Extension in Makati, this month’s edition was Talking Apples Cafe Neko: A Cafe for our Kitty Friends.  The staff and management wanted to set aside a special day for our furry feline friends and their doting humans and all were welcome to drop by and join in the fun.

Kyle: Bloodstained

 

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“The sight of blood fascinates me,” Kyle says with a restrained smile, her enthusiasm still much too evident.  “That’s why I recreate it to make my cosplays more appealing.”  We got to catch up with what’s new with her over a quick chat as we prepared for her photoshoot.  She was playing around with the fake blood she made from syrup, and it smelled sweet even from a distance.  It has been a while since we had a Cosplay Model feature this year, the first and the last one being Mina Kim, so we were excited to have Kyle grace our website again.

Always a Fresh Experience at Talking Apples Maid & Butler Cafe

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With a splendid team of maids and butlers in costume and in character serving delightfully tasty and unique food and drinks at an atmosphere that’s as accommodating as it is fun, Talking Apples Maid & Butler Cafe has been quite a hit in the cosplay and otaku community, with more and more people coming in to partake in their monthly pop-ups.

Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2014: Day 2

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We’ve done over close to a hundred event coverages this year, so we thought of just taking it easy during the last event of the year and go around to meet and spend some time with all the people who have been supporting us and posing for us at events throughout the year.  We thank you for being our friends, and we apologize if we’ve been busy with event coverages that we don’t get to just spend time with each other.

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Here’s to a fun year with everyone.  Thank you very much from all of us at arkadymac.com.  Here’s a video we compiled from everyone’s New Year’s greetings:

And more photos from the event.

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Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2014: Our Cosplay Models and Friends

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We’ve done over close to a hundred event coverages this year, so we thought of just taking it easy during the last event of the year and go around to meet and spend some time with all the people who have been supporting us and posing for us at events throughout the year.  We thank you for being our friends, and we apologize if we’ve been busy with event coverages that we don’t get to just spend time with each other.

 

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As the last major event of the year for the Cosplay Community, it was great to see members of the arkadymac.com family: our correspondents, photographers and Cosplay Models who have been helping out with the blog over the past months.  It gives us a sense of closure for the many good things and accomplishments that we have achieved this year, and, hopefully, motivation for us to work harder this coming New Year.   We had a nice time catching up on each other, and of course, the chance to take pics with each other.

 

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Also glad to see and have some shots with cosplayer friends, photographers and supporters of the website who have been helping us throughout he years.  We are always thankful for your contributions to our website.  To the people who took the courage or were kind enough to approach me and tell me that they know me and get to visit and read the blog, thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

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Thank you as well to all of those who gave us gifts while we were at the event.  I am so humbled.  Thank you very much.

Here’s to a fun year with everyone.  Thank you very much from all of us at arkadymac.com.

 

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Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2014: Day 1

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We’ve done over close to a hundred event coverages this year, so we thought of just taking it easy during the last event of the year and go around to meet and spend some time with all the people who have been supporting us and posing for us at events throughout the year.  We thank you for being our friends, and we apologize if we’ve been busy with event coverages that we don’t get to just spend time with each other.

 

Here’s to a fun year with everyone.  Thank you very much from all of us at arkadymac.com.

 

Video of cosplayers giving their New Year’s greetings:

 

 

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Kyle: Descent into Darkness

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We at arkadymac.com are glad to have our Cosplay Model Kyle come back for her second exclusive feature for us this year, her first being Kyle: Rhapsody in Red.  We’re lucky to get the chance to shoot her this past Halloween at Playland at Fisher Mall, and her cosplay this time surprised everyone, ourselves at arkadymac.com included.  Presenting our Cosplay Model Kyle as Touka Kirishima of the manga and anime Tokyo Ghoul.  Photographs by BryMac and Xtian Mack.

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“She is cool and calm, but in ghoul mode she’s really violent and badass,” Kyle replied when we asked her why she chose Touka Kirishima as the character to cosplay for this feature.  “Oh, and her love for rabbits and fear of birds makes me laugh.”

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Most cosplayers choose specific characters to portray because they feel they share similarities with them.   We asked Kyle what her connection to Touka was.  “We’re both true to our emotions.  I like meeting new people, but I can also get territorial or biased.  Touka tries her best to fit in to human society despite how much she hates their kind.  That’s how I am right now.”

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Touka Kirishima is a prominent character in the Japanese manga and anime Tokyo Ghoul, a series Kyle particularly enjoys.  “I like it.  A lot.  The storyline, the characters, the gore, and everything.  I love it!  It’s so interesting.”  She tells us she likes other shows along those lines and makes sure to let us know she can’t live without watching the latest episodes of ANC’s The Walking Dead.

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The life of a student has Kyle pretty much occupied.  “I gots lots of schoolwork! I make sure to pass it all!”  When finally earning some much-deserved free time, she makes sure to spend it on reading manga and  comic books, drawing, experimenting and researching on sword props. making cosplans and end up not doing it.  “I love art,” she tells us with a smile.  ” I’d like to be a tattoo artist someday.  I just love tattoo designs.  It mesmerizes me.”

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We ask her about the things she likes.  “Tacos, and candy.  Lots of them!”  I like going to conventions, having my photos taken, admiring other awesome cosplayers, jogging to death, having photoshoots with Sir Mack and Sir Bryan, sleep, and everything that involves art.

 

Kyle tells us that despite her hectic school life, she still gets to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.  “I enjoy bonding time with family, eating resto food, going out with my friends, photoshoots, modelling in front of the mirror when no one’s around, and wearing layers of makeup and scaring people.”

 

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We close this feature with some words from Kyle:  “I want to thank my mom and family for supporting me in my cosplays, Francesca, Max, And Tita Eunico for helping me in this shoot, to Angelica, and to everyone who’s reading this right now,thank you very much.”

 

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We hope that you can all continue to support Kyle, and  you can all be sure that we’ll be more than happy to feature her here again at arkadymac.com.

 

Thank you for dropping by, and please visit us again for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.

 

Part 1 — Kyle: Rhapsody in Red
Part 2 — Kyle: Descent into Darkness
Part 3 — Kyle: Bloodstained

 

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