Ah, Jakarta. There’s no comparing it to any part of The Philippines, unlike Singapore, which is an island-wide BGC, or Kuala Lumpur, which is Makati with more space. The parts of Jakarta my wife and I visited had wide roads and widely-spaced buildings. The traffic’s familiar, though.
Thanks to Grace K. for giving us a booth to their event, to Eri for guiding us around the city, and to all our new friends. I hope you can drop by Komikon and enjoy The Philippines, in turn.
I attended the press screening of Parasyte, one of the films presented by Eiga Sai 2015. Parasyte is like Carpenter’s The Thing meets Venom, with a sequel hook at the end.
I also enjoyed a selection of Japanese cuisine beforehand. Afterwards, I was able to get a festival pass, giving me and my plus one access to all the films. I myself am looking forward to Wood Job!, God of Ramen and Cooks Story.
Thanks to Roland S. and the rest of The Japan Foundation for the invite.