AFA X Anime Festival Asia 2010 X Atelier Royale Butler Cafe

Hi all! I went to visit the AFA X (Anime Festival Asia 2010) last Sunday on the 14th November. My friend was the one who asked me to go with her in the first place but in the end she can't make it. But I went ahead since I wanted to visit Atelier Royale and also take a look around as I have never visit AFA before. In the end, I went with Jorimu who's heading there too! Thanks for the accompany girl!

There are quite a number of booths selling Anime figurines and related merchandise.I searched around the whole place for Pinky Street Dolls, and only find 2 booths selling them! One of them selling them at $5 each! It's a steal!! But sadly they only have 3 choices there and I already own one of them which is Rui, so I got the other two. XD There's another booth selling the Evangelion Rei and Asuka for $20 but I never buy. Now I a bit regret sia. (\>.

They sell Shin Chan's favorite chocolate biscuits there! LOL! They totally should have someone cos-playing Shin Chan and sell the biscuits lor!

Many figurines and Nendoroids on display. Seems like the anime K-On is very popular these days. The ones I watched are not that popular though. In fact, I'm more of a Manga fan rather then Anime fan but I still enjoy watching Anime la.
My favorite so far is Full Metal Alchemist! XD Hunter X Hunter also not bad.Not forgetting my all time favorite Anime plus Manga Nana. I like Vampire Knight and Gakuen Alice too! But sadly, I never spot any figurine of characters of those that I know, except for some that I heard but never watch. :P

There's a graffiti wall for people to doodle on at one corner and there are some very nice drawings! There's a lot of talented people out there! Haha, I wonder who will drive that car out! And that guy in the picture above, I seriously wonder how he can walk around with such tiny holes to see through!

How can I not take any photos of myself! LOL! Just love taking self portraits with my Pen. :P


Dolls! They are all so pretty and they are all customized if I'm not wrong. If only I could own one, but they are super expensive! 

How can I not take photos of the Cos-players! Spotted a whole group of people cos-playing the characters from FFXIII, I recognized them in one look~ LOL. Or rather they are one of the very few I know. Haha. I did not managed to take a lot cause the crowd of photographers surrounding the cos-players is crazy! All the DSLR there snapping and flashing the flashlights.

Cos-playing seems fun, maybe I would want to try it out one day. :P

Here's a photo with the giant DOMO-Kun! Kawaii desu!! XD

We walked around the exhibits for a few rounds and decided to head to somewhere to eat. So we went to this Korean food place at the fountain of wealth area to grab a bite. We visited Atelier Royale in the morning. (More about that later~) I only ate side dishes cause I have plans to visit the cafe again. :P

Cam-whore while wating~ :P

I think I'm really used to how my eyes looked like with colored black rim contacts liao lor~ If wear back normal lenses sure not used to it one. :P

Jiaqi Woo and Alton came at around 4.30 plus, so I went to meet them after parting with Jorimu who went to meet her friend too. :P We went straight to queue for Atelier Royale just in case we can't get in as the queue is getting long. If they did not come right, I don't think I will go again. Then I won't have so much fun in the end le! Or if I did not meet them to go again, I also won't be there! So me is lucky! :P

Jiaqi and me~ I love her red hair la! And also her courage to try out so many different hair colors! I think I will only stick to playing with different shades of browns lor. >.<

Now here's a group photo taken at........................
Guess where?? XD

Inside the Atelier Royale Butler Cafe! :P

(Ok, here's a warning. I think I might sound like a total fan girl from here onwards. Please pardon me. I just can't help it. :P)

As I have mentioned, I went twice! Once in the morning and once in the evening, so it's like breakfast and dinner both at the Butler Cafe. LOL.

One of the main reason I went in the morning (I'm rarely awake in the morning :P) is because I saw Yutaki's tweet that some who went on sat queued for 3 hours did not managed to get in! So the Kiasu me decided to wake up early in the morning so as to be able to secure a chance to go into the Cafe. And the queue in the morning is really quite short! Jorimu and I queued for only about 15 to 20 minutes or maybe shorter then it's our turn le! XD

While in the queue I happily took out my Pen thinking to snap many many pictures in the cafe only to notice a no photography sign. Hence I kept my Pen and did not take a single picture while in the cafe. Which I totally regret! Should at least take out my phone and snap the food or something! But I am very guai one, stick to the rules. But there are a lot out there who secretly took pictures lor! But it's ok, I had my fair share of fun too! :P

The Butler Cafe only have 3 set meals, pasta and two types of cakes and all sets comes with either coffee or tea. While the MMK Cafe have an additional OmuRice on their menu I think. I had the Strawberry cake when I went in the morning.

Oh, and I got Yutaki as my butler! XDXDXD
And the service is really not bad, they pull the chair for you, lay the things nicely one by one. For example the tea, they put the plate first, then the cup, then the spoon, then the milk and lastly the sugar. One by one lei! You go outside where got see such things one! Outside is they put everything first then just put the whole thing in front of you. LOL.
You will just feel very pampered in there lor, and the fact that you're being served by good looking butlers is a very big factor! :P And I swear they are super cute at times!

Actually it don't really matter who you got as butler, as the rest will still come forth and ask if you need anything or clear the plates when they see it empty. So depending on your luck, you might get all of then to serve you in the end lor. But you only get to take photo with the butler you got assigned to la. The maximum you can take is with 2 butlers. I was told that someone queued 3 times and also paid 3 times, just to take photos with all 5 of the butlers!! The photo will be printed out on the spot for keepsake so it's quite worth it.

My photo with Yutaki is now along with my other photos on my bedside. :P

Then I went again with Jiaqi and Alton in the evening and this time round the queue got quite long! We queued for around 1 and a half hours and nearly never get in! But luckily we got in still la! XD We were the 2nd last group who got in. Also, while queuing at the area where the exit of the cafe is, we managed to catch a glimpse of the butlers when customers are leaving and there's one time where Yutaki opened the door and said Hi to us! Haha! Damn cute! There's also another instance where Haru got out for his break but got called back in by Yutaki as I think they still must stay inside the cafe during breaktime. We heard their conversation which is quite funny la! Hee!

Anyways, we were lucky to get in but there's only pasta left so we all get the pasta set which was $28. The cake set was $18. You can guess how much I spent on the Cafe alone.Oh and photo taking was $5. So I spent a grand total of $51 at the Cafe on that day. But I seriously think it's totally worth it! :P

Anyways, here's a photo collage of me and all the butlers!
I don't want to put bigger photos of individual shots just in case. :P
Jiaqi and me took photos with all the butlers! Hee! (After the cafe is like close and we're like the only 'customers' left.)

Tell me, other then Jiaqi and me, plus the person who queued thrice, who got the chance to take photos with all 5 of them?! XD And I seriously think they all looked better in real person then in photos lor! And really, them wearing tuxedo really made them extra smart and good looking!

Anyways, some of the butlers and the MMK maids went over to watch the I love Anisong concert while Jiaqi and me stayed to kind of hang out with Yutaki and Jin. We just sat at the cafe and chit chat. XDXDXD (Seriously, I think someone or a bunch of girls out there is going to kill me liao.)

We also managed to visit the backstage of the concert and guess who I saw!! 

Yes! It's Kaname!! I can die in peace now! LOL! Must thank Jiaqi for helping me take this photo, cause I kept my camera as the backstage was dark and I don't have a flash for my Pen yet! There was Aira and Alodia (celebrity cos-players) there too but I never take photo with them. Kind of regret now. But it's ok la, at least I got to see them. :P

This was like the best day of my life in November 2010 la! Must really thank Yutaki for the chance to just stay behind and hang out around. XD Arigatou Gozaimasu!

アトリエ・ロワトヤル 好きです!

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