STGCC 2013

Two weeks ago (Aug 31) I went to the biggest pop-culture convention in Singapore, the Singapore Toys, Games, and Comics Convention. There were a lot of Toys, a bit of comics, and a small amount of games. I’ve mainly roamed the Artists Alley looking for cool art and sketchbooks. I would rather spend my money to support the small artists rather than the big companies.

The rest of the pics are here.

my hand
the first of many Iron Men
obligatory Star Wars cosplay
check this guy out
Joe Madureira with CB Cebulski and David Mack onstage
Carlo Pagulayan


big-ass Marvel booth

too many nervous guys flocking this cosplayer’s booth

Tales of Xilia

Hideo Baba & friends
Redjuice (
one tired lady
animu cosplayers
looking for his AT-AT
she got upset at her boyfriend afterwards because he took a blurry pic
Wolverine and Deadpool
Hot Toys’ Iron Man Hall of Armor
Iron Men
Chun Li with claws, some Iron Men, Scarlet Witch, and Ms. Marvel cosplayers
they really like Chun Li with claws
Dragunov (Tekken)
from Halo ODST
Iron Scalp
David Mack (I should have used flash)
Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz, and me
Komikon booth
Callous Comics booth
Armored Core fans wear awesome hats
the cosplay hall
those cameras are probably very zoomed in


Kranji War Memorial

Living in a different country can be difficult for a lot of people. Adjusting to a new culture, meeting different people, and roaming in an unfamiliar land. It’s not easy, and one way for us to make adjusting a bit easier is to learn and explore the area.  With that in mind, my wife and I agreed that we will start visiting interesting and historical spots here in Singapore, not just the ones listed in Tourist Guides. That way we can learn more about this country’s history and share that knowledge to people who visit here.

Last weekend, we went to the Kranji War Memorial. Its a memorial cemetery for the allied soldiers who perished defending Singapore and Malaya during the Japanese invasion in World War II. Most of the bodies were not found, and some were relocated here. It’s somewhat like the Libingan Nang Mga Bayani in the Philipines.

Here are some pics I took.