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SupaNova 2011 – aftermaths

I had hoped to be able to do a series of posts about my SupaNova experience while I was in Perth – but I only realised after unpacking on my first night that I didn’t bring the cable to transfer my photos from my DSLR to my iPad (go figure).

I still haven’t managed to find time to upload my photos into my computer, but I promise to do that soon. Who knows, I might even be able to post the first my SupaNova posts before the week ends *crosses fingers*.

Did anyone else go to SupaNova? Please leave your blog entry link in the comments below, I would love to see your photos!

SupaNova 2011 – Perth

Talk about last minute plans.

Last night I find out that James Marsters would be appearing at the 2011 SupaNova (Australia’s Pop Culture Expo). Unfortunately I’ve already missed the Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney sessions and there’s only the one weekend left, in Perth. This weekend.

Next thing you know, I’ve bought tickets, airfare, accomodation and car hire for a weekend of Sci Fi, Anime and Comics. In Perth.

Okay, before you think that I’m doing this purely because of James Marsters (he has a concert on Saturday night and will be attending the Post-Nova party, squee!), I’m also an anime and sci-fi fan, so it’s not just him.

There will also be the SupaNova Master Class Series for Writers which I’ve signed up for – so no sleeping in for me (both sessions starts at 8am on Sat and Sun D=).

I’ll be toting my cameras (Canon S90 and Canon 450D), so hopefully I’ll be able to snap some pics to share later. I’ll also be wearing my Goth Loli get up (probably not whilst getting a photo with James Marsters), so if there’s any Aussie Goth Lolis reading this and will be attending SupaNova this weekend, let me know so we can meet up for a chat.

Oh, and just to make sure I don’t have *any* free time, I’ve also bought tickets to see Wicked: The Broadway Musical on Friday night.

This expo will most likely be leaving me drained; I’ll be flying out on Friday afternoon and I won’t be back until Monday morning (5:55am, *gasp*), after which I’d probably have enough time to drive home to have a shower and then get back to work… wish me luck!

set menu?

Every morning I bypass a small cafe on my way to work. On their front door they have a sign up declaring, “best muffins in Melbourne”.

The first time I saw it, I went in to buy said muffin, only to be told that they were sold out.

Hmm, I thought, they must be good.

So I dutifully went back the next day.

I was disappointed to find that they only have one flavour on offer; blueberry. Whilst I don’t “dislike” blueberry, I just prefer chocolate, but I bought one anyway.

Eating it at work, I found that it was okay. It wasn’t the “best” muffin in Melbourne – although I don’t know what the best muffin taste like, I don’t think this was on that level – but it was soft, and tasty, and I could count on it being fresh with no preservatives.

The next day, I went again, and found that this time they had cinnamon muffins; it seemed that everyday was a different taste, dependant purely on the owner’s mood and preference.


It’s been two weeks since my first muffin, and I’m still going every morning.

I find that I don’t mind having my meals chosen for me. Back in Hong Kong I had the same arrangement for my dinner; a local diner would have a set dinner which changes daily and I’d just order that.

We live in a world where we are spoilt for choice, it is sometimes refreshing to leave the decision in someone elses’s hands. Because I don’t know about you, but when going out with friends, one of the trickiest questions we have to answer is, “Where do we eat?”

about writing

I’ve been so entranced by the iPad, I haven’t created anything to post about!

Well that’s not true, I’ve been writing again.

I’ve been writing, I think, since I was 14. At that time, my aspirations was to be the next 16-year old author (I think I misread somewhere that Christopher Pike – my idol at that time – was first published at age 16).

My first manuscript took a little over a year to finish; I was banging away on the only computer in the house 24/7 (I don’t remember the model, but I think it was running Windows 3.1).

I submitted the manuscript when I was 17 I think, although I must admit I did a slipshod of it. Not surprisingly, I recieved a rejection letter – it took them 2 years to get back to me; I suspect that my manuscript got chucked in a corner for a while, but I’m grateful that they took the time to get back to me (and even sent my manuscript back – as opposed to just chucking it out).


Yes, I don’t use conventional pen and paper to write.

The app I’m using is called Notes Plus – I’ll talk about it some other time, but it rocks!

Writing fiction, I find, is not something that could be shared easily in a blog format. I can tell you I’m in the planning stage, but it doesn’t make for very interesting blog entries.

So I do apologise for the lack of posts recently, I’ll try to fit some sketching or zentangling in and posts regularly again.