So here’s part two of our Indonesia Trip. Our main purpose going to Indonesia is this event, AFAID 2018 (Anime Festival Asia in Indonesia 2018). If you’re not familiar with AFA, it’s an anime convention that is held in Southeast Asian region. It’s probably the largest Asian Anime Convention held every year and it being held in different countries and one of them is Indonesia. The next AFA is in Singapore this Nov 30- Dec 2 (We wanted to come here as well but we’re so broke right now XD). It’s gonna be their 10th Anniversary 🙂 3 of us only attended Day 2 and Day 3. On our day 2 we cosplayed and on Day 3 we came in normal mode 😀
This is my very first international anime convention and it has been my goal to attend out of the country anime convention and to be able to cosplay and I thank God it happened last last week! Thank youuu! HAHAHAHA!
If you haven’t read part one which is our Jakarta Trip, click the link here: https://hinagarasu.com/2018/09/18/when-in-indonesia/
Oh, so before anything else, we got a chance to enjoy the amenities of the condo. The free pool! HAHAHAHA! We got up early for this XD
It would really have been great if we still have an extra day to spend here in our Condo. Everything is so cozy and staycation like~ Next time we will keep that in mind XD HAHAHAHA!
AFAID DAY 2
We came as Sakura Kinomoto in Alice in Wonderland version, Reimu of Touhou Project and Tomoyo Daidouji in Maid version.
Then the first thing we did was to have photo ops with Thames (Guest Cosplayer).
Yes, that is me fangirling inside XD HAHAHAHAHAHA! I should have come on Day 1 because he cosplayed Ootengu and Ootengu is my all time favorite Shikigami in Onmyojiiii </3 But I’m fine, with this XD HAHAHAHA!
BOYYYY!! I’ve been following and admiring them like forever and this is the very first time I meet them so near and I got a selfie with them I criiiii <3 Because I never get a chance in Philippines so I just came all the way here to meet them XD HAHAHA! They’re both so adorable <3
And then we roam around while waiting for the next event I signed-up to. It’s BaoHan Make up session 🙂
Then we went for the Make-up session! 😀
BaoHan offered a simple make-up tutorial for those who wanna learn and since I’ve been a fan of them I wanted to learn some tips since they’re really good with make ups 😀 Their session is worth 500k IDR which already includes 1 eye shadow palette and 1 lipstick from their own makeup brand Flower Knows, a poster for photo signing after and photo ops. It’s pretty expensive, but I think it’s worth the experience~ except for one thing I didn’t expect the most. The make-up session was in Indonesian even when BaoHan speaks in Chinese, it was translated only to Indonesian so I understand barely nothing. I thank Baozi for giving some effort to speak in English even tho he’s having a hard time but at least the host could accommodate to speak in English right? (BAOZI JUST DID!) knowing foreigners would be around. “Well this is Indonesia so everything is Indonesian” Oh okay~ I’m sorry for being a foreigner XD And the host was given an heads up to at least speak in English because there are foreigners but yeah, it was no help. Maybe others don’t mind as long as they can see Baozi and Hana but man, I do mind. Should I just watch their youtube next time? Yeah right. But I still enjoyed because it was more private with them and not so strict unlike here in PH, so many rules when it comes to guest cosplayers. So I still thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I was not in the mood right after everything so we just roam around and Day 2 was so jam-packed with people! It’s so crowded. It’s hard to move so it adds up more to my mood. It was tiring until it’s time to go home.
AFAID DAY 3
Day 3 was the last day of AFA Event as well as our last day in Indonesia XD We went as normal people this time~
Here we go to Day 3!
It’s pretty much less crowded and smooth sailing~ So it wasn’t as pressured as the Day 2. We came around 11am and our agenda for this day was BaoHan Canon Photo ops, Hiroto Activities and Merch hunt.
Yaaaasss! My second photo with them! They cosplayed Ten Count <3 All time favorite BL Manga <3 So adorable <3
While waiting for Hiroto’s Kabedon, we went to check out booths and stumbled here in Food Fantasy 😀
They have so many freebies as long as you have the Food Fantasy installed on your fone! I’ve been playing this for months and it’s a pretty good game. The food characters are so gorgeous and I personally like Coffee and Tempura <3 They also had a quiz game where you guess the voice of the character and my friend won a headset 😀
The first Hiroto activity was his Kabedon so we fall in line early so we could experience this! HAHAHAHA! THIS IS MY FIRST TIME AND I WAS SHAKINGLY NERVOUS! XDD Hirotooo whyy youuu XDD AHAHAHAHA! I have a video on my facebook but I’m shy to share it here but here’s the screencaps from the video XD Thank you for the Kabedon Experience XD HAHAHAHA! See you this CosMania 2018! <3
So I stumbled upon this booth and IT’S HAIKYUU!! Omaygaadd my hearteuu! And there were adorable cosplayers that I had to take pictures no matter what XD
I also brought with me my KageHina nendoroids and asked the cosers to hold them while I take a pictures. OMG! It’s so precious seeing them holding my babies XD AHAHAHAHA! Well, as you all know, I’m a Haikyuu Trash ever since I watched this so Haikyuu is Life XDDD Thank you to these precious cosers! You guys are awesome <3
Next Hiroto activity is his Photo ops where you can take a selfie with him <3 Isn’t he so adorable? <3
Then we stumbled upon this huge Team Pop Epic Comic wall and it’s so good to take pictures with it 😀 Very instagrammable XD
And we really did have fun playing around this area XD HAHAHAHAHA!
Then it was time for Hiroto’s Autograph signing 😀 And this is his last activity for the day! Thank you Hiroto! <3
Honestly we had more fun in Day 3 than in Day 2 😀 I like how it was so free specially when it comes to guest cosplayers. You can see them walk around, there’s also free High Five to all cosplayers. Selfie is not a big deal. You don’t have to pay for a selfie. There are so many freebies too! They’re very generous tho 😀 Look at me above, I look like I did a shopping spree but yeah, majority of that are freebies XD
So these are my loots for both Day 2 and Day 3. I really did spent much on fan merch items and official but there are so many freebies too! This is like my first time receiving so many merch in a convention because of freebies <3 Thank you!
And it’s time to go home 😀 We left AFA around 5pm so we could prepare and check out by 6pm. Our flight’s 1130PM 🙂 Bye Indonesia! It was an experience! We will comeback soon for sure! 😀 I need to explore you more XD
BONUS STORY: We all know that it’s the same day as ASIAN GAMES 2018 and we heard that Super Junior was invited for their closing. My friends and I were joking like what if we see them, I am totally fangirling my ass out for that! But that was just what if XD And around 10PM, a commotion happened and they’re really here! OMG! WE SAW THEM SO NEAR! DAMN NEAR I CRII!!! THANK YOU FATHER GOD FOR THIS AWESOME FINALE OF OUR TRIP! XDDD I LOVE MY OPPAs SO MUCH XDDD
You may check out my IG for the video and the whole effin’ story because I have a long story to tell about this meetings XD HAHAHAHA!
PS: Check out our customize hashtags #BCXSAlostinIDN for our Jakarta trip and #BCXAinAFAID2018 for our AFAID Experience! Thanks for reading! 😀
READ JAKARTA TRIP HERE: https://hinagarasu.com/2018/09/18/when-in-indonesia/