Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wrap Up

It was same as usual. Crowded, full of excitement, heroes frantically going around hogging all the paparazzi, adults acting like kids. Yeah, these are the happenings every year here at the con.

Me and Anna
Me and Anna

There were four of us, me, Anna, mommy and Happy. I had to put a mattress at the back of our minivan since I know for sure that they'd end up spending most of the day in the van instead of a sweaty, head dazing, unfriendly environment (volunteer guards) and really expensive snack kiosk/foodcourt.

One of the reasons why the Con is so crowded

I had to do everything double time since I only have a day to spend. The long lines in most booths were gone. I know I missed most of the good stuff, but there's still plenty of photo ops. And besides, the place is crawling with cosplayers. There's plenty of that to go around.

The Super Friends are here to save the day

Good thing was I'm not into programs. Exhibits were still impressive but trying to take photos of everything is near to impossible. I had blast, but it would have been nice if Happy's big enough to be with me. I'd love to put her in a costume and have her walk around to take photos with a bunch of costumed peeps.

SDCC mob
The crowd

There we're rumors of moving the convention to either Vegas or Anaheim in 2012 since SD convention center cannot accommodate the ever growing crowd. We'll find out by the end of the year. This would be a great loss in revenue for the city of San Diego since the geeks generate millions of $$$ in mere 4 days. And bad news for me, since I don't have the extra moolah.

Yotsuba @ The Con

We left early since I already had my fill for the day. And I hate not being with my honey and baby. I'm crossing my fingers that everything would turn out great next year as I try to find a costume for Happy.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The night before the Con

It's Saturday 3:35am. Few more hours and we'll be in toy heaven. Yes, it's that time of the year again, where Anna complains of spending our wedding anniversary in a convention center crowded with a mountainful of "guests" channeling 100% geekiness.


I was working Wednesday and Thursday night and was complaining of back pains. Had I been able to buy that 4-day pass earlier, I wouldn't have had gone to work and through that torture. Until now, there's still that "tolerable" pain, and Anna kept teasing me not to go and rest instead. Is she kidding me? I'm about to get the best pain killer *cough* *cough* "Hasbro-spirin".

Everything is all set up. Just need to take a shower and off we go. Yes, we're leaving really early. Downtown is just 15 minutes away from our house and they don't open till 8:30. "The sacrifices I had to make", that's Anna speaking from her sleep.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A hell of a week

Quick getaway in Disneyland

My dad pays us a visit twice a year. He's always here every thanksgiving and around February. But this time, it was unplanned. He wanted to see Happy so he came in summer.

Breakfast @ Denny's

We tried to convince him to stay for at least 2 weeks, but he insisted that he can only be here for 8 days. Ok eight days, i guess that's enough. We went shopping, spent a day in Downtown Disney, went to Happy's first swimming lessons. We bonded in 8 days.

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We had to maximize every single trip and place that we had to go to. My dad hardly rested after he arrived. But we all had fun.

Happy's first day in swimming class

She's getting the hang of it already

And to finish off my dad's stay, we then bought "Pipay" (Happy's ride). We've been planning to buy a new family car for months, but we wanted to wait for my dad to get sound advice on which one to get. We we're out browsing and we did intend to buy an SUV but ended with a minivan which we thought is more practical.

Trying out some bouncers @ Babies R Us

And so we came home with this...

"Hapitot", Happy's new ride

Just perfect for a starting family like ours.