July 22nd, 2016

Ai-Kon Winnipeg 2016

I take back what I said two years ago… because this year is the best Ai-Kon yet! Just as usual, I’m always going for the weekend pass (July 15-17th) and attend all three convention days in a row. But what makes this year exciting for me? It’s because I’m finally putting my childhood dream of cosplaying […]

July 13th, 2014

Ai-Kon Winnipeg 2014

I attended my third Ai-Kon Winnipeg event (since 2011) and I can pretty much say that this is now my favourite Ai-Kon year! Unlike the past two years, this is the very first time I have attended the convention in its entire three-day run! My initial plan was only to attend for two days (Saturday […]

February 16th, 2014

INC Worldwide Walk

Yesterday, I took part in the INC Worldwide Walk, a global charity walk event organized by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan which ravaged the Philippines last year. It is being held simultaneously all over the INC locales throughout the world, including us here in […]

September 8th, 2013

ManyFest 2013: Pimp My Rice!

It’s summer again in Winnipeg and other than Folklorama (which I missed due to my Toronto trip), it’s the ManyFest that many Winnipeggers are flocking into! ManyFest is Winnipeg’s biggest street festival, set over three days occupying the entire stretch of Broadway packed with events – from the farmer’s market, a live performance stage, food […]

July 13th, 2013

Ai-Kon Winnipeg 2013

I just attended my third Ai-Kon Winnipeg convention, which is an anime convention that is held here in Winnipeg every summer. This was the shortest one I’ve attended so far (by short I meant we didn’t stay long) due to the fact that almost everything is still pretty much identical to what they had during […]

February 23rd, 2013

Festival Du Voyageur

Finally, after missing out last year I was able to join in Winnipeg’s winter festival called the Festival Du Voyageur (Festival of the Travellers). It is held every winter to celebrate the country’s fur trading history and the French culture. It was a gloomy Saturday morning – I was somewhat upset because based on the […]

November 11th, 2012

Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience

(This post contains a few spoilers, you have been warned.) I haven’t been to a theatre to see a play in more than a decade… until now. Last Friday, I got the chance to watch the famous Potted Potter show at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People here in Canada. For the uninitiated, it is […]

November 4th, 2012

Central Canada Comic Con 2012

It’s that time of the year again when people dress up as their favourite sci-fi/fantasy/comic book character again and converge downtown… and I’m one of them. 🙂 Last year, I attended the Central Canada Comic Convention (also known as the C4 Con) for the first time as the usual Slytherin student; but thanks to my […]

October 14th, 2012

Zombie Night in Winnipeg

Winnipeggers are doing their zombie apocalypse fix early this year! Winnipeg Zombies organized another zombie-walk event last night called “Zombies Walk for Food” and it was my first time joining the hoard! The event usually involves a large number of participants dressed up as zombies and will march across the downtown area, designed to simulate […]

July 22nd, 2012

Ai-Kon Winnipeg 2012

Yesterday I took part for the second time in one of Winnipeg’s biggest conventions of the year: Ai-Kon Winnipeg! 😀 It was basically an anime convention, but it didn’t stop me from pursuing my Western cosplays; as I was able to pull off being a Slytherin wizard last year, and this time I came in […]