Return from NYC

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Top Left and Top Right Images: Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake at a KFC restaurant in Toronto, Canada.
Bottom Left Image: A Japanese-style Banana-Chocolate Creme Crêpe at Mitsuwa Marketplace, Edgewater, NJ.
Bottom Right Image: Some of my print-based shota manga and doujinshi collection in my room.
See details for each image in bolded section of the journal post below.


Though this may actually be my first non-shota related post on this blog, I figured I might just as well post this for fun! >o<;; Ahhh~! After a weeklong trip down to NYC and a bit of New Jersey as well, I feel so exhaused yet I have this sense of fulfillment and lack of regret for ever going down there... Sure there was thrill and danger of being in the Big Apple, but I even found some of the things that I never expected to find down there! Despite having sore feet and insomnia after endless walking for three days from Battery Park to Harlem, along with occasional trips down to Anime Castle in Flushing (Queens), Book Off in between Times Square and Rockefeller Center (Manhattan), the Botanical Garden in Brooklyn, and the renowned Mitsuwa Marketplace (ミツワマーケットプレイス), a Japanese supermarket filled with Japanese-related goods and fandom in scenic Edgewater, NJ (just across the Hudson River and you can see the full view of Manhattan from its coast), I left "the city that never sleeps" with little regret. I however may return to NYC later on during my other US trips purely for shopping, bargaining, and fandom hunting.

Top-Right and Top-Left Images: After returning from NYC, I felt that I needed something really sweet to munch on. So, I saw a KFC advertisement at home on TV featuring the cheesecake while at the same time having a craving for deep fried chicken and some Tex-Mex. I headed down to my nearest KFC/Taco Bell 2-in-1 restaurant and ordered one big Taco Bell combo and a KFC chicken snack box on the side. In addition, one savory cheesecake. Mmmmm.. Vacuum-packed frozen food... Aaaauuuuu... *drool*

Bottom-Left Image: Despite looking really small at the cost of USD$5, do not underestimate its stomach-filling whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, bananas, and chocolate syrup from top to bottom of the cone like an ice-cream. One gulp of this in 5 minutes and your stomach is half-full already. For the same price, a strawberry-flavored variant as well as a chocolate fudge variant is also available as substitutes at the Marion Patisserie stall in the Mitsuwa Marketplace building. Aside the tasty pastry, I have also tried a $9 soy ramen bowl at Santouka and a tasty $3 unagi onigiri at Omusubi Gonbei on the same day. Talk about sampling foods, I think I was pigging out instead, lol. I also bought some fun looking books at Sanseido (non-shota-related; as the store did not sell any yaoi or shounen-ai for that matter).

Bottom-Right Image: It's only part of my print-based shota books collection I display here, but something is worth nothing here that is related to my NYC trip. However, only "Fluffy 2" and "Shimekomi" displayed in this image are actually web-ordered and shipped from Japan. The other four books displayed in this image were bought in the USA and brought back home. "Almost Crying" happens to be the only fully-English-translated shota book I have that I bought in NYC, at Anime Castle. In fact, it is the only shota book at Anime Castle. "Nyosoketto Anthology", "Nekokan", and "Samishii Yoru no Himitsu" were bought at Book Off for $5 each. \^o^/
Other books I bought at Book Off and not displayed in the photo are "Kodomo no Shippo" and "Oshioki".

Another news! I actually got a commission request to do a shota drawing. Since I know this requester very well (on a personal level) and I do not officially do any commission work as I lack the necessary time and resources to go through with it. I am going to honor this request without charging this person as this will be my very first commission work ever. Since this person requested that I do not publish the finished work online after I finish, I will only describe the image on my webpage. Although I do not offer to do any commissions officially, my policy on private drawing requests is that I publish the works to the public after 3 years of finished date. I am estimating this image will be finished by the end of September 2013 as I have other things to do during the time. If this does happen, the image will not be online until September 2016 or until the requester consents on releasing it early. Shh! I will secretly post the commission work shortly after I'm done...

EDIT: PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME ANY COMMISSION REQUESTS! I DO NOT OFFICIALLY OFFER ANY COMMISSION DRAWING WORK AT THIS TIME AND ALL SUCH REQUESTS WILL BE IGNORED OR REPLIED WITH AN "I'M SORRY BUT I DO NOT OFFER THIS SERVICE AT THIS TIME" MESSAGE.

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