When turtles attack

I woke today and found something red floating in our pond, so decided to check on it.

Even approaching the pond I saw something was terribly wrong, water lily pads were floating all acrosss pond apparently severed from the roots.

Some looking around revealed the culprint in not yet powered on skimmer:

It was a snapping turtle.


Sleepy Little Angel in Heaven

Today we will speak about Tenshi from Volks which means Angel in Japanese! And will even meet one or maybe two?
You may know that all Volks showrooms are called Tenshi-no ... - the places where your angels are. Volks makes not only just SD they also make SD Tenshi. The differences  - all tenshi have wings and genderless asexual bodies. There are several types of Tenshi, the smallest one is Rei-Tenshi (Ethereal Angel) is only 5.1 inches (12cm), then Sei-Tenshi (Spiritual Angel) - 8.9 inches (22cm), next Yo-Tenshi which is the same size as Yo-SD, then Ko-Tenshi (Child Angel) - 17 inches (43cm) which is the same size as MSD, then Kyo-Tenshi - 22.8 inches (~58cm) which is the same size as SD and maybe so on. Most of them, like Yo-Tenshi are available at some Tenshi-no-Sato events. Also you definitely can meet all of those Tenshi there in one of your Tenshi-no-Sato visits! 

So, by a special chance, this sleepy sweetie 'SD Rei-Tenshi' has been welcomed into our lives and I named him Izumi (泉)! Izumi means fountain and Spring in Japanese.


Walking in Hollywood

Continuing our description of the trip to Los Angeles during Anime Expo 2012. We decided to dedicate one day to Hollywood and some part of LA in general.

Marriott Downtown LA room
Our room in Marriott Downtown LA.


IDEX 2013

We just returned from IDEX 2013 in Orlando, Florida and it was a blast!

IDEX is a US doll show for various kinds of dolls and the conference was held on Apr 12-14 just across the road from Universal Studios park.

Initially we decided to go there after hearing that VOLKS will be attending too.

Line at IDEX 2013 in the morning
A line formed in the morning to get all the limited items. Surprisingly many people got in line for items other than VOLKS dolls ;)


Anime Expo 2012

With a huge delay, here's our report from Anime Expo 2012 that happened at the July 4th weekend in 2012.

AX'12 badges and poster
This year we came to AX as premier members again hoping for as great experience as in 2011, but reality made it's own corrections.


Happy Chinese New Year 2013!

Feb.10 2013 is the day of Chinese(Lunar) New Year. And almost all Asian Countries have a week off now. This photosession was just inspired of that time of year, I thought it's time to try some Chinese dress on one of my girls, plus I haven't paid too much attention to her last time. I started with the dress and then I thought that I want to change her hairstyle as well. While I were playing with just one wig for sometime I found her in so many different moods. But that particular dress was calling for some pompous hairstyle. And when I called my husband to look at her at the end to hear his view, guess what did he say? The first what he said was "Who is this?"    Anyway, hope you will enjoy the photos and please don't forget to make yourself a cup of some nice Chinese green tea

Volks SD16 Cristal and SD13 Williams


Trip to Salt Lake City, Supercomputing 2012

After a big delay, finally I got around to publishing our report about visiting Salt Lake City in November 2012.

The winter certainly could be felt there unlike previous year in Seattle, for example.

window view
Window view on day 1.


A J-rock star?

Long time no see! Well, we were pretty busy :~ So busy that I didn't have time to make pictures or to play with my sweeties or even to seat in front of a laptop! I was missing them despite that they were nearby. And finally I found some time. I decided to try a different image on my loved Shiro. Some time ago I bought a nice outfit and were waiting for proper boots, and I got them with some new guy, but will cover it later   So, I think the new image turned out pretty well. Shiro now looks like a J-rock star, don't you think so? ;)     

 A J-rock star?


Android BBQ 2012

Just last week we have visited a party for Android developers called Android BBQ. It was held in Dallas Fort Worth in October 2012.

First day we arrived pretty late and almost missed dinner, but luckily were still allowed to order even though the restaurant was supposed to close.

Dinner at a mexican place
My pork dish.


All hands meeting at Intel campus in Portland

Following recent acquisition of our company by Intel a couple of months back we got invited to come to Intel site last week for an all-hands meeting.

A very secret lab
Intel is a pretty secretive place. Great secrets lie at its campuses, but I can't get into too much details about that here ;)



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