Catch-Up Corner: A YouTube Giveaway and the 1st Brisbane Monster Mash

It’s already the beginning of the new week, but I so enjoy these Catch-Up Corners that I’d hate to miss one! I had to push it back so I could get my review for A Fujoshi’s Guide to Japanese vol. 2 posted, so please check that out if you’re interested in Japanese language learning materials! 

I’m currently having a giveaway on my YouTube channel to celebrate reaching 100 subscribers, so definitely enter that if you haven’t already! Japanese Treats was kind enough to offer one month of their Japanese snack subscription service to the lucky winner of my contest. If you’re curious to see what kind of goodies might be included in said box, check out my review of Japanese Treats! The giveaway is open until July 10th at 9 pm EST, after which I’ll post a video announcing the winner on my channel. As always, if you haven’t subscribed yet, please consider doing so! I have a new episode of Apricosushi Samples coming in the next couple of days. 
I mentioned last week that I was hoping to sew a Felyne hat as a prize for the Monster Hunter event I had coming up. Well, I’m happy to say I managed to finish it, and the event was a success! It was so funny to see the difference in atmosphere from my usual StreetPass meetups. Everyone was so focused on hunting that the chatter wasn’t nearly as loud as when everyone’s hanging out and doing their own thing! I brought in some Monster Hunter-themed treats (pictured above), including “meat sticks” I tried to make using straight pretzels and marshmallows and some colored sodas that I labeled with names of potions from the series. 
For the competition, I had everyone try the Lagombi Arena Challenge in Monster Hunter 3U and submit their best time. The winners were tied at 2:21! I’m not sure I could manage to kill a Lagombi that quickly… My new Twitter pal @Doodlyboops was one of the top scorers with her longsword time, so it was really nice to be able to give the hat I made to someone who will appreciate it! I just wish I wasn’t rushed to finish sewing it, as the ears came out a little crooked…  
By the way this time next week, I’ll be in Japan! I don’t want to make any big promises, but I’m hoping to get a few bite-sized videos filmed while I’m there (hopefully some even “on location”!), along with the usual photos I post to my Instagram and Twitter accounts. As always, I’ll be sure to update here with any videos I post, but if you want to see everything as it goes up, make sure to follow my various social media accounts! If you’re the kind of person who just wants everything all in one place, it’ll all be cataloged on the official Chic Pixel Facebook page. I look forward to updating you all from Japan! 

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.