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    Trixia Salonga

    Hi! I'm Trixia and welcome to my slice of life. I'm not your average blogger, I'm a hybrid of multi-dimensional shoujo, a rare breed of legal loli and a unique original producer of ideas and inspiration. My path goes on the other side of the road which is less traveled, where thrill and excitement rests. This blog holds my inner thoughts, experiences, opinions and out-of-the-ordinary theories which I keep as a journal of my life's highlights. Contact me at reshadaseamaiden@gmail.com for collaboration


    Arrival


    I wanted to find out why so many preferred to come to Ozine, although there are a lot of internet blogs and comments that I've encountered seems to be negative, I wanted to see why it is one of the most attended events. I went on the last day, it is the only open time that I had. The traffic was very nice, I took a bus to reach SM Megamall. Traffic was swift.

     It was about 12:00 pm and I immediately found the ticket booth after a short walk to the entrance hall, The ticket price is P200 .The line was short it was very easy to buy one, I went inside hoping to find the registration was on the other side, the place was a little crowded and I can see that a lot of booths are on the middle, cosplayers sitting and standing, a gaming station, exhibitors, food stands, and the huge guests area. The atmosphere was warm, when we were about to exit near the registration, they said we have to go back to where we came from, exit there and go back on that side again. we did that and registered, I was numbered 38, I gave them my song number but they told me that it has to be given to the Technicals infront of the stage, they also informed me that the competition starts 5:30pm. I was hungry so we had to go to lower ground to get to food court. The food court was expectedly super crowded but blessed be we found seats, I had my bento (lunch) with me so we didn't have to buy food.  



    Entrance to unexplainable hell
    It was about 1:30pm when we got back to the venue. The singing contest was going on, we watched the program,including the Auction about the taurpaulins which was bought 5k+, I was seriously stunned, most people are actually buying taurpaulins that high of a price! the place is a a super business area. I loved the rare displays of Figmas and the cute Nekomimi ear as well as the Kawaii Bags, accessories and rare items.


    As time passes 3:00 pm, the crowd gets bigger and atmosphere gets warmer, I was on the watch for the program for the start of the competition, had photographed by a lot of wonderful people, made friends, and those who appreciated my efforts. Then I sat down but the event area started to get even more crowded than ever that we weren't able to find any place to settle down, so we stood up, but I started to feel nauseous until up to 5:00pm that my partner decided that I retreat back home because I'm not getting better. The program took so long, quite draining for a person like me.
    Regarding the rules where they said that the cosplayers aren't allowed to loiter outside halls unless they have business outside, and fast., well some did, and even took photographs, honestly speaking, if cosplayers DO follow the rules they would be stocked like a canned of tuna inside the Hall, it is incredibly crowded inside and  I noticed, as the place gets warmer, the venue starts to decrease oxygen supply. When I found my tagged pictures, I noticed that in certain parts of the venue, the lighting was really bad, explains why most of the cosplayers accumulate mostly where the parts where lights was great,making it difficult for people to move. I observed at everybody's faces, They are all frowning. They do smile in front of cameras but mostly frown, especially on super crowded areas.
    I still kept asking the question if why most people prefer this kind of venue and situation?

    Is this what most people look for in a cosplay convention?

    On the comfort room, I heard most cosplayers argue with the security guards, "nagtatagal kayo para sa mga customers ito andaming nagaantay" and cosplayers would answer "pero customers din po kami ate" "kumakain din po kami ng pagkain" "parang trato nyo samin di tao" etc. etc. I was not allowed in some Comfort room and asked to transfer for how many times. It is truly frustrating.
    Conclusion:
    Ozine is one of the biggest event held in the country,many people gather so expect a super crowded area, a lot of cosplayers gather and you will see a LOT! If given the same venue, Megatrade Hall, expect stricter rules by the Security, well unnecessary discrimination, which I don't get why, stressful environment and physically challenging situations. 


    This view may vary from person to person,as for me, I'd prefer a pure Cosplay type event, spacious and crowd friendly environment. 

    With regards to this article, I wish to know, your answers to these questions:


    Why do you go to Ozine, despite the fact that there were issues about the rules?


    What do you think about the recent Day 3 Ozine? It's difference from the other past Ozine events?



    What's your reaction of the overall event?



    Your point of view is very important.
    reply below.


    . Monday, April 27, 2015 .

    Ozine Fest Day 3, 2015, The worst event I attended

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    . Monday, April 27, 2015 .


    Arrival


    I wanted to find out why so many preferred to come to Ozine, although there are a lot of internet blogs and comments that I've encountered seems to be negative, I wanted to see why it is one of the most attended events. I went on the last day, it is the only open time that I had. The traffic was very nice, I took a bus to reach SM Megamall. Traffic was swift.

     It was about 12:00 pm and I immediately found the ticket booth after a short walk to the entrance hall, The ticket price is P200 .The line was short it was very easy to buy one, I went inside hoping to find the registration was on the other side, the place was a little crowded and I can see that a lot of booths are on the middle, cosplayers sitting and standing, a gaming station, exhibitors, food stands, and the huge guests area. The atmosphere was warm, when we were about to exit near the registration, they said we have to go back to where we came from, exit there and go back on that side again. we did that and registered, I was numbered 38, I gave them my song number but they told me that it has to be given to the Technicals infront of the stage, they also informed me that the competition starts 5:30pm. I was hungry so we had to go to lower ground to get to food court. The food court was expectedly super crowded but blessed be we found seats, I had my bento (lunch) with me so we didn't have to buy food.  



    Entrance to unexplainable hell
    It was about 1:30pm when we got back to the venue. The singing contest was going on, we watched the program,including the Auction about the taurpaulins which was bought 5k+, I was seriously stunned, most people are actually buying taurpaulins that high of a price! the place is a a super business area. I loved the rare displays of Figmas and the cute Nekomimi ear as well as the Kawaii Bags, accessories and rare items.


    As time passes 3:00 pm, the crowd gets bigger and atmosphere gets warmer, I was on the watch for the program for the start of the competition, had photographed by a lot of wonderful people, made friends, and those who appreciated my efforts. Then I sat down but the event area started to get even more crowded than ever that we weren't able to find any place to settle down, so we stood up, but I started to feel nauseous until up to 5:00pm that my partner decided that I retreat back home because I'm not getting better. The program took so long, quite draining for a person like me.
    Regarding the rules where they said that the cosplayers aren't allowed to loiter outside halls unless they have business outside, and fast., well some did, and even took photographs, honestly speaking, if cosplayers DO follow the rules they would be stocked like a canned of tuna inside the Hall, it is incredibly crowded inside and  I noticed, as the place gets warmer, the venue starts to decrease oxygen supply. When I found my tagged pictures, I noticed that in certain parts of the venue, the lighting was really bad, explains why most of the cosplayers accumulate mostly where the parts where lights was great,making it difficult for people to move. I observed at everybody's faces, They are all frowning. They do smile in front of cameras but mostly frown, especially on super crowded areas.
    I still kept asking the question if why most people prefer this kind of venue and situation?

    Is this what most people look for in a cosplay convention?

    On the comfort room, I heard most cosplayers argue with the security guards, "nagtatagal kayo para sa mga customers ito andaming nagaantay" and cosplayers would answer "pero customers din po kami ate" "kumakain din po kami ng pagkain" "parang trato nyo samin di tao" etc. etc. I was not allowed in some Comfort room and asked to transfer for how many times. It is truly frustrating.
    Conclusion:
    Ozine is one of the biggest event held in the country,many people gather so expect a super crowded area, a lot of cosplayers gather and you will see a LOT! If given the same venue, Megatrade Hall, expect stricter rules by the Security, well unnecessary discrimination, which I don't get why, stressful environment and physically challenging situations. 


    This view may vary from person to person,as for me, I'd prefer a pure Cosplay type event, spacious and crowd friendly environment. 

    With regards to this article, I wish to know, your answers to these questions:


    Why do you go to Ozine, despite the fact that there were issues about the rules?


    What do you think about the recent Day 3 Ozine? It's difference from the other past Ozine events?



    What's your reaction of the overall event?



    Your point of view is very important.
    reply below.


    . Friday, April 17, 2015 .


    INVITATION
    An invitation to 8th Philippine Cosplay Convention was sent to me to attend this event, two days before the event, schedule was not consistent but when it opened up,  I planned to go in order watch and be a cute cat coser. 



    TRANSPORTATION
    My ride was not very friendly because LRT train aircon was shut down and I was chosen an outfit, turtle necked and long sleeves, it was really HOT~ Good thing it took only 30 minutes ride inside the train. 


    EVENT AREA

    We had to walk a few steps there and Finally saw the Robinsons Mall Manila, it is my first time there and I do not know where to go, I followed people to entrance and effortlessly found the event area , it's spacious, A stage in the middle and seats up front. There is also costume of Ahri New Dawn and Weiss exhibit at the side. I arrived at exactly 12:00 pm, So I went first to Jollibee and had a jolly time.


    EVENT STARTS
    The event started 2:00 pm, the host of the show is Ms. Fatima Jongco. It started with the Bring Me games, red lipstick, 500 peso bill, most handsome,
    Most Handsome

    All won the Most Handsome

     then MOST BEAUTIFUL.
    Interviewed all the competitors

     When that was called they pushed me to go up the stage, they said that we perform something to get everyones vote, so each one of us did, I said MEAW and gestured, I was very Shy, goodness I laughed at my self. The one with the most cheer gets to be the winner, but all of us had the same equal cheer and they had to confirm twice. Ms. Fatima asked me why I dont want to join the cos competition, but words didnt come out, I wanted to say I was literally in Shock with going up stage and planned to watch the event only. They all gave us a bag with the Hobbiworx Logo
    THE MAIN CHALLENGE
    I sat down and relaxing myself from the shock when my meaw told me that I should join the competition. I felt like I had no blood in me anymore,haha. He convinced me that if I don't fight for my dreams then when will I start? and guess what he told me to do as a talent show? Sing. Wow. I was unconvinced for an hour but I realized that he is correct and closed eyes ask for help with registration,  they extended the registration time to 4:00 pm,I was given the number 47, Mr. Lionel was very kind to me, he assisted in my registration. A total of 72 Cosplayers joined the Competition.

    PHYSICAL CHALLENGE
     1 hour passed and my throat kept drying, I was very cold,and keeps on voiding. I figured out I'm in NERVOUS state. The Comfort room was very far and that everytime I go there I felt like I burned so much calories already. I started to have hoarse voice, I tried to calm self, plus the heat from the whole area affected me too. When my number was called I was surprised the cosplayer GUMI before me was not able to go up stage so, I'm suddenly called up. I needed a Mic. A song started and I shouted 'KONBAWA' 'MEAW DESU' then started to sing. painfully my voice was expectedly hoarse, but I can't stop now, so I still continued to sing, only this time I cannot hear my voice. I was very nervous that in the end I hasten the song. P.S I did Acapella because I do not have a song since I'm not ready. I even forgot to bown down the right way. After the singing,I immediately gave the Mic back and exited the other way.
    I felt really troubled since I could not hear my voice and anxiety was very high.But then I was happy and laughed at myself a lot it was fun truly comedy for me, I felt better and I went to take pictures of cosplayers. A few hours after.
    THE COSPLAYERS PERFORMANCE
    I was able to watch other cosplayers and I was very entertained with all of their talents. 

























































    MORE NEW FRIENDS
    When I started to have photo shots with the other cosplayers, people and photographers also started taking pictures of me, I met Sir Alex Winchester, my Tagged friend and No Face which gave me a super delicious Hershey chocolate. Princess Sarah and some people interviewed me and I was very jolly to answer their questions.




    Thank you No Face for the super delicious HERSHEY chocolate









    Group pose


    Hope you had fun here in the Philippines Sir! Cosplay is much jolly here!



    being very naughty here

    anime cat eye smile

    Mr. Lionel Thank you!!!

    Don't forget to support Meaw in CCY!
     SUPPORT ME IN CCY
    The CCY online voting is not done yet and I really need your every vote. 
    So, if you can help me along with your friends to vote for my Ahri Cosplay
    here is the link:


    Deadline is on April 30, 2015
    so vote now :) Your help is very much needed




    Striking a pose here



    Lolita Kawaii
    Winners

    Later that evening they announced the winners but at that time I was very busy for the photoshoots. I'd Like to congratulate everyone, this was so much fun and a very successful event.


    A day incomparable
    I am super happy, there had been quite a lot of wonderful unexpected happenings, especially coming up stage and finally conquering my fears. so stay tuned for more of my adventures and vote in ccy! Thank you!