Monday, July 13, 2009

DaiCon 2009 Aftermath

Lost of words to describe the event ...



Entering the hall, DaiCon looks very much like Comic Fiesta, lots of cosplayers around, several booths selling merchandise and figurines, etc. But one difference, the other half of the hall, was the area where the real event, Chihara Minori's Live in Malaysia, took place.

I bought AWSM ticket for DaiCon more than 1 month ago, so I got access to the Q&A session, the concert and entitled for 1 autograph from Minorin !.



Around 3pm, the Q&A session with Minorin starts, the fans went cheering on her arrival!

みんな:

ちはら!みのり!ちはら!みのり!
ちはら!
みのり!
みのりん!
みのりん!
みのりん!!


みのりん:

アパカバー、ナマサヤちはらみのりです!


And everyone went crazy!!!

The session was done in Japanese, and that was one of the few times where my self-learned Japanese language skill comes in pretty handy. Relying to translators on live event is not quite a good idea :P.

We are only allowed to take pics from our seat, which end me up in a situation struggling to get a stable picture (which, erm, generally a failure on full zoom - the camera I was using was an old cam without any automatic balance adjustments).

NKDS posted a summary on the Q&A questions here

The Q&A session ended with Minorin shouted : マレーシャ最高だ!このばかやろう!!!!. (signature phrase from Chiaki in Minami-Ke)


The next day, was the concert day. みんなは盛り上がったです。Lights turned off, and us AWSM ticket holders each got an event flag brought by Minorin's volunteer supporter group. They come all the way from Japan for the event to support Minorin. Besides the flag, theres light sticks!!.

Event started and everyone started cheering for Minorin waving flags and light sticks. Minorin sang 11 songs + 3 more after fans cheered エンコレ!エンコレ!エンコレ!!!. Everyone waves light sticks following the rhythm and sing along throughout the concert, みんなとても盛り上がった。とてもとても楽しいでした。

NKDS posted the list of songs she sang during the concert

No pics coverage for the concert as its forbidden to do so. I believe there will be an official DVD released for it, so, I'll wait for that :D.

After the end of concert, Minorin said that she really loved Malaysia, this is the first time she came here and she never expected such high response from people here. She also mentioned she was surprised that people in Malaysia can understand Japanese well, and she are very touched with the warm welcome from Malaysian and lots of smiles around. She also mentioned she was glad being a seiyuu and taken the role of Nagato Yuki, as through Yuki, she have fans from all over the world, especially Malaysia. Again, she wraps out the whole event with : マレーシャ最高だ, このばかやろう!!!。

Minorin also blogged about her experience on her blog:

Minorin in Malaysia - Day 1
Minorin in Malaysia - Day 2
Minorin in Malaysia - Day 3


Stuff I got from DaiCon: Minorin's autograph, Chihara Minori Malaysia Live Tour fan flag, Lucky Star shitajiki (pencil board), Macross Plus T-Shirt, Animax wrist band and phone chain


It was a very exciting event and I am really glad I went for that AWSM ticket. It was a rare chance to get one of my most favourite seiyuu live and the AWSM ticket was worth it. とてもとて盛り上がった。

Looking forward for more Seiyuu coming to Malaysia for performance, ... or .. probably I'll figure out how to just go to Japan for the events. :P

Friday, July 10, 2009

EventReport : Fedora 11 Release Party KL at Saito College

Another late report .. >.<

On 4th July 2009, the Fedora Malaysia Team , in collaboration with Saito College held a Fedora 11 Release Event at Saito College, Petaling Jaya.



We had a large crowd, more than 90. The audience were mainly students and lecturers who are new or does not know about FOSS, so, like most of Malaysia Team event so far, we did several talks about FOSS and Fedora to give some introduction to them : "What Is FOSS", "What Is Fedora, Fedora Project, and how you can be part of it ", "FOSS artwork tools" (Saito College is mainly an art college), "Security in Fedora".

Before lunch, we played the Fedora 11 Release Video and Big Buck Bunny to the audience. Big Buck Bunny generated quite some interest from the designer crowd among the audience towards blender.



Besides sponsoring the venue for the event, Saito College also generously sponsored lunch for the attendees. On the afternoon, we held a workshop for installing Fedora11 and using it. (and the widely known anaconda partitioning bug made it a tricky for us)

Event ended on 5pm. All of us was flat tired, but I believe it worth it.



Big thanks to Saito College for the great support, sponsoring the venue and lunch for us.




Also thanks to the local community who came to support event, and also thanks ti all the attendees of the event.

My slides are here like usual : http://izhar.fedorapeople.org/presentations

Pics uploaded by Aziz Mydin at his facebook album here

Monday, July 06, 2009

Web buttons

Created some Fedora web buttons to be put on Fedora-My website.



Icons taken from tango and gnome icon set. Font - MgOpen Modata

200x101 PNG set

Update #1: Changed background colour to follow Fedora guidelines
Update #2: Changed get-help link to help.fedoraproject.org

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

UpcomingEvent : Fedora 11 Release Party KL

The Fedora-My team will be having a release party event at Saito College (map) on this 4th July 2009.

More details here : https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/MalaysianTeam/Events/F11_Release_KL

Facebook RSVP : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111452258608

Friends, bring your friends :D