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Japan Trip 2015 – Day 3 – Tsukiji-Tokyo Tower-Akihabara


On day 3 we went to a few places. First was Tsukiji Fish Market. This is the second time we been to Tsukiji. This time we went there slightly earlier than the previous time and managed to catch some actions in the wholesales areas (means there are still shops open for business). Although it is called Tsukiji Fish Market, it sells other produces beside seafood. There are sections dedicated for vegetables, fruits, flowers, and others. Unfortunately we only visited the seafood section.
For those of you who do not know, Tsukiji Fish Market will be relocated to a new area come November 2016. It is supposed to be a larger and better but one thing for sure, it will be different. If you want to experience the current market, better make a trip there before the relocation.

Some photos from Tsukiji Fish Market. Click on photo to view next.

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Written by Ken on June 23rd, 2016 with no comments.
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Japan Trip 2015 – Day 2 – Tokyo Motor Show


Day 2 of my trip to Japan was all about cars, bikes, and automobiles, and a little bit of Gundam Front.

Prior to departing for the trip, I have learned that it coincides with the 44th Tokyo Motor Show (learn more here). So without much hesitation I quickly bought two tickets online, one for meself and one for me wife. And it so happened it was on the last day of the event on the 9th of November 2015.

The motor show was held in Tokyo Big Sight. It is located in Odaiba and is a popular venue that holds all sorts of events throughout the year such as AnimeJapan, Halal Market Fair 2016, Tokyo Shoes EXPO, and MAGIC The Gathering GRAND PRIX TOKYO 2016, just to name a few.

As for the Tokyo Motor Show, it was such a huge event with loads of cars and bikes and not forgetting the beautiful and kawaii girls 🙂 Most of the cars and bikes at the show were Japanese of course with Toyota and Honda taking up most of the real estates. Here are some that deserved special mention.

Honda Clarity. Honda’s every own fuel cell car.

The all new Honda NSX.

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Written by Ken on May 9th, 2016 with no comments.
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Japan Trip 2015 – Day 1


Been wanting to post the photos I took during my trip to Japan in November 2015 with my wife. Since I took quite a few photos during the trip, I will post them in several posts.

For this trip I no longer lug around my Canon 400D and the 18-200 Sigma OS lens. Instead I got the Sony Alpha A6000. And I also got myself an ultra-wide angle lens that I also wanted to go along with it. It is the Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS. This combination is a welcome change from the heavy and bulky Canon+Sigma setup. Most significant is the weight reduction. It and it is a joy to use and I couldn’t be happier.

First off is day 1 in Akihabara and Kanda Station and surrounding areas. Just checked in to the hotel after an overnight flight and was feeling pretty dizzy. The weather wasn’t so good either. It was dark and gloomy. In fact, it has been like this and rainy throughout the whole trip. Had dinner at a small and quiet Ramen shop and called it a day.

Enjoy the photos.

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Written by Ken on May 1st, 2016 with no comments.
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Academy 1/48 AH-64A Apache


Academy Hobby has release this 1/48 Scale AH-64A [GRAY CAMO 2003] in October 2012.

The AH-64A Apache, also known as the flying tanks, first reached the AUS Army in 1984 to replace the AH-1F Cobra attack helicopter.

It was equipped with:
– A nose-mounted Lockheed Martin AAQ-11 Target Acquisition and Designation Sight and Pilot night vision.
– A specially developed M230 30-mm chain gun.
– Four stub-wing hardpoints for Hellfire air-to-ground and unguided rocket pods.

It has seen combat in location such as Panama in 1989 and Operation Desert Storm in 1991. It however did not fared very well in the Global Was or Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan where a few had been destroyed by small arms fire and shoulder launched missiles.

The sky gray camouflage was used by the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) to improve the combat effectiveness of the Apache in operations in and over Iraq.

Pictures
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Written by Ken on November 13th, 2012 with no comments.
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Gunpla Builder World Cup 2011 Gallery


Took these pictures a long long long time ago. Never manage to get round to post them. Mainly due to busy work schedule, grocery shopping, movies, bla blab bla… but seriously, mainly due to my lack of motivation a.k.a. lazy.

Was contemplating whether to post them…. Anyway, since I already have them I figure what the heck, might as well post them. So here they are, the pictures taken during last year Gunpla Builder World Cup – Malaysia leg… yeah.. almost a year ago. How time flies. This was a competition co-sponsor by Bandai. All models are Gundam kits, needless to say.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy posting them. Cheers.

By the way, I have no idea who won the competition. Perhaps some of you who knows can share with us.

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Written by Ken on November 8th, 2012 with no comments.
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