October was a tough month for a lot of reasons however there were many things that made me smile and have fun throughout the month of October as well and I would like to share some of those things with you today.
Super Awesome Boba Tea Meet (Event):
On October 4th I got to meet Adam McArthur who played Marco Diaz on Star vs the Forces of Evil (one of my favorite shows). He and a few fans hosted a meet in a park so we could hang out and meet Adam as well as other fans of the show. Many people came in cosplay and it was really cool to discuss cosplay with them and ask them for some pointers. I love the idea of conventions and being able to talk to people about various anime, video games and cartoons but there was something really special about being at this event that was dedicated to one show. All of the other fans there were really kind and fun to talk to. Meeting Adam was amazing! I had corresponded with him on Twitter before about my fan art and the show when new episodes were coming out. It was so exciting to finally meet someone I admire so much in person. Adam really took the time to talk to each fan and show appreciation to everyone who came which was really sweet. Also the Boba Tea was amazing (best Boba I have had so far). I really hope that I get to meet Adam again someday. Until then I have really fun memories from that day that will bring a smile to my face for years to come 😀
Melon Pan (Food):
On the same day that I met Adam a friend and I stopped by Kinokuniya (a Japanese bookstore in NYC). The bookstore has a very nice cafe with some popular and common Japanese foods. Years of watching anime has made me curious to try lots of foods shown in anime, one of them being Melon Pan (Melon Bread). I had no idea what to expect from this pastry but I had heard from others that it was good so I took the opportunity to try it at Kinokuniya and you know what? I loved it! It was sweet but not too sweet and the texture was very much like a cookie. I have been thinking about having Melon Pan again ever since I tried it (It’s December 1st when I am writing this XD).
Varian (Halloween Costume):
I love Halloween and dressing up in cosplay. Halloween is also one of my favorite holidays because for most people it is a day just to have fun and dress up as whatever you want. That’s exactly the kind of day I had on Halloween. It was the best Halloween I have had in years because I didn’t have to worry about school so I spent my time that day fully immersing myself in the spirit of the holiday and really enjoying it. I dressed up as Varian from Tangled: The Series. Throughout October I kept getting together parts of the costume whenever I could until it finally all came together. I was so happy with the way my costume looked and felt a sense of pride for having pulled it off. I would also like to add that the creator of Tangled: The Series approved of my costume by replying to a post of my costume on Twitter with #Proud (referencing the song Make you Proud that Varian sings in the series). It made me very happy to get that kind of recognition. 😀
A Tale of Magic By: Chris Colfer (Book):
I have been doing a lot of reading lately but A Tale of Magic is definitely the best book I have read recently. Chris Colfer knows how to write characters who feel very organic and the characters in this story are no exception and are in my opinion some of the best characters he has come up with. The characters have desires and fears that a lot of people can relate to and at the same time they are also very determined to overcome their obstacles, that was truly inspirational to me as a reader. While this book is a prequel to Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories series, it also stands very well on it’s own and for that reason A Tale of Magic is the Chris Colfer book that I recommend you to read first-it is that good.
Thank you for reading my October monthly favorites. 🙂