December 23rd, 2012. 06:30 AM. It was a very cold morning at the administrative site of Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Gambang Campus. I was joined by several other colleagues and seniors – of which almost all of them are Chinese – standing at the bus stop. Normally, I wouldn’t be standing at a bus stop with my foot shaken to death due to the agonising cold weather. So what am I doing here?
At precisely 13 minutes past 07:00, two university-owned bus arrived at our meeting point. Now you might be guessing, “Hmmm… I bet that you guys are going on a field trip”. Well yes, we are on a field trip. We are about to take a trip to an event located in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). With all of us already seated nicely and comfortably inside the bus, it was time to hit the throttle and get rolling.
After a much relaxing 4 hour trip via East Coast Highway and various Kuala Lumpur roads, we arrived at the main entrance of KLCC. A bit of a walk passing through Aquaria and an escalator to the first floor, we had entered to the front door of the event.
Welcome to Comic Fiesta. It was dubbed as the largest ACG-related event ever held in Malaysia. The 2012 edition of Comic Fiesta promises something special as they were celebrating a decade – yes, you read it right. 10 years – of absolute brilliance. But since this is my first ever ACG outing in all of my 19 years of life, I’m more concentrating on blending myself with the surrounding atmosphere. How would I cope with other enthusiasts from another part of the country?
Keeping that question in mind, I quickly went to the waiting queue inside the hall. But when I had stepped in, …