Sunday, July 31, 2011

SDCC 11 Videos

Here's my first hand experience in this years Comic-Con.

Day One

And I'm not expecting it to change in the next ten years or so.

Day Two

Saturday, July 30, 2011

SDCC 2011


It's my fourth SDCC, and it gets worst every passing year. I do remember when I was still back in PI wondering how it was like going to this event. And I did not imagine it to be this way. Long lines are now a staple, spending hours just to get into a panel or even to get those convention exclusives. Even getting freebies like bags, comics and pins can be 15 minutes (if you're lucky) of staying in line.


I went for five days which gave me the privilege to get my next year's tickets any day I want. But it was no better. I chose Friday, but I had to be in line at two in the morning and that's already more than a mile away long for a booth that doesn't open until 8AM.


Another complaint would be the lack of space at the convention. This has been an issue for years now. Huge crowd was such a headache!


I was actually looking forward to be with Happy, taking pictures of her with all the cosplayers, etc. But I soon realized that the Con was not as kid friendly as before.

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I'm still hopeful that things would turn out for the best next year. But this is a shoot to the moon and I might as well ride a unicorn and have Wonder Woman as a bodyguard for next year instead.

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I still did have fun and was able to get most of the stuff I wanted. Here's more highlights of this year's SDCC.


Optimus Prime

Star Wars Box Set


Sucker Punch Baby Doll

Lion O of the Thundercats


Iron Man and Black Widow
IM & Black Widow

Teela of He-Man

Han Solo and Princes Leia's
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Matty of Mattel

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch

Monday, July 04, 2011

floor it

The new carpet was installed last Wednesday. We've been around the big stores trying to find a good deal, but Sid's Carpet by National City, a small local store was able to give us a good offer.

We had no idea what type of wooden floors are out in the market. But the staff at Sid's was willing to sit down and explain everything, even with no guarantee of a purchase.

After hours of looking around and asking which is which and what's the best, we decided to sleep things over and come back the next day.

We then decided to install hardwood which is a bit expensive compared to laminate. It has a better look and feel unto it. But again this is another DIY project for me, since having it installed would be more expensive than the wood itself.

Thanks to Vinh, he would help me install the flooring. This was a relief in my part since I have no idea what to do nor where to begin. He even provided some of the materials.