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Hey folks, Snacks here.

Yep, still alive. I’m doing fine, thanks.

Sorry for not having any updates since November last year.

Then again, the only reason this place still gets hits is because of a friend’s translation of a certain Vocaloid song some time ago.www

But I’m not complaining, heck, it’s not like this blog has any content anyway other than my attempts at figure photography, so I’m glad that it’s still getting views somewhat.

So uh, thanks to everyone who stayed with HobbySnacks all this time!

I’m currently managing an online community for figure collectors called OtaKai Figure Society!

We’re a Philippine-based collector group, but we’d be glad to have collectors from all over join us too.

So if you’re looking for a group to share your passion for figures and chat with like-minded people, check out our Facebook group at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/otakaifiguresociety/

Speaking of OtaKai, we had a figure display at the annual toys and collectibles convention, Toycon PH 2014, which was held a few weeks ago.

It went very well, thanks to some new and old members who shared their collections for the display.

I’ll be posting my shots from Toycon PH 2014 here in a bit, including pictures of our figure display.

I won’t be NEET for long, I’m going back to school in a few months!

Recently it felt like I’m stuck in a quagmire career-wise. I decided that I needed a degree to get a chance at getting a more fulfilling job.

I’m pretty excited and psyched about going back to school again. Hopefully it’ll give me better opportunities in the future.

That’s all for now, until next time!

Snacks/ Mikko

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HobbySnacks Reset! 2: Electric Boogaloo

Hello everyone, Snacks here.

I’m still alive!

As you know I’ve hardly posted anything in here for almost a year now aside from shameless plugs of my former organization’s fairs. Sorry about that.

So what’s new with me? Well, life’s been pretty great so far!

I’m still working as a graphic artist and copywriter for a game company which does Facebook games.  We just launched one of our games into beta last week and I feel really proud to be part of that project. It feels awesome to see other people enjoying and appreciating the stuff that you’ve worked long hours on. There’s still a lot more work to be done since we still have some fixes and additional features to work on to make the game even better, but it’s definitely worth all the effort.

In other news, despite not being able to post much here, I’m actually back to collecting figures! When I was in a collecting pseudo-hiatus last year, a tropical depression/typhoon, Ketsana (known locally as Ondoy) dropped by and delivered the worst rainfall and flooding our country’s capital has experienced in ages. Our house got flooded (I posted a video of it here), but thankfully I was able to relocate my stuff before the waters rose to extreme levels. Early this year, for fear of experiencing another “Ondoy”, my folks decided to add a second story to our home where we can store our important stuff such as our books as well as my figure collection safely. So now a part of the second story serves as my room/office and I now have more room for displaying my figures! Yay!

My Shelves

A pic of my main collection shelves housing most of my figures

You can check out more pictures of my collection on my Flickr album.

So what’s up in store for HobbySnacks in the future? Well, you can expect some figure reviews (which I haven’t done yet since I started this blog), posts about my figure hauls and probably some second-hand news about upcoming hobby-related events. I’ll also be making a new section in the blog for my collection pictures when I’m less lazy. Well, that’s about it for now! Thank you for checking and visiting my blog for the past few months despite the lack of new content.

Oh and another shameless plug – our figure collecting forum, OtaKai Figure Society has moved to a new location since our previous host, ipbfree.com decided to shut its doors down for good. Check out the new home of OtaKai and join in on the fun!