They say the cartoon character you like more or less reflects what type of person you are. If you like Hello Kitty, you're the girlish/princessy type, if you like Dragon Ball character, you're the courageous/justice type etc... As for me, I found my soul mate few years back, I can never find one cartoon character that has so much connection with me and when Rilakkuma character landed in Malaysia, I'm hooked on it! (I'm eating Rilakkuma Pretzel while typing this post lololol)
Rilakkuma which literally means Relax (Rilak) and Bear (Kuma), is a character by San-X and first appeared in year 2003 on a comic book called Rilakkuma Seikatsu (Life of Rilakkuma). It quickly become a big hit because of it's relaxing, lazing around cuteness and has become a big hit since then. And now, I can't believe that I'm invited to Butterfly Project x Canon's Around The World with Rilakkuma & Canon event, and of course I can't wait to have a look at the Canon EOS M10 x Rilakkuma Collaboration set.
The event hosted at WhupWhup cafe on a sunny Saturday
|Look who I brought to the event with me although the invitation clearly stated no plus one (shhhh~)|
The event's dress code is Travel and it took me quite some time to figure out what I'm gonna wear that day because my travel style are usually comfy and casual. Lucky me I bought a Rilakkuma raincoat during my last Bangkok trip and I was like, rainy days is a part of travel weather too sometimes so why not?
|and I end up looking like a huge Rilakkuma bear hahahahaha|
Here are the S, M, L and XXL size Rilakkuma lol
Never once I step into an event venue with big wide smile like that day. Seeing all the Rilakkuma plushies sitting around the chairs, colourful balloons everywhere, I'm literally in Rilakkuma wonderland. Canon has decided to take travel and adventure to another level by jumping into Nui-Dori's bandwagon. Nui-Dori means Toy-Travel is a recent hype where you bring your toy to travel with you and include the toy in travel pic. And with the collaboration with Rilakkuma, Canon's Special Edition EOS M10 Box set comes with a limited edition 24cm Rilakkuma plush toy and is officially Canon's next travelling companion.
In conjunction with this blogger event, a special guest was invited to the venue, needless I say....
|It is Rilakkuma in the house|
I almost cried when I saw it walking out from backstage. I never thought I would be able to see life-size Rilakkuma walking around, waving, doing some silly dancing moves in my life. At least not when I'm at Malaysia and not Japan. I try so hard to calm down and not to cry, it is one of the precious, touching moment in my life and I gotta thank Canon Malaysia for this!
|Let's practice Nui-Dori on the spot shall we?|
|Rilakkuma and his Canon EOS M10 at a cafe while sipping coconut juice.|
|Actually that coconut juice is mine hahahaha|
Another highlight moment of the event were the lucky draw and best dress contest. Too bad I didn't get to win in lucky draw which the grand prize is the Limited Edition Rilakkuma x Canon EOS M10 bundled kit, but still I won a prize in the best dress contest and got myself a big Rilakkuma plushie!
|Among other bloggers who are in the run of best dress|
(Thanks Jean for the photo)
|Last but not least, a big group photo with all the bloggers who attended the event on that day|
The EOS M10 is the latest addition to canon's EOS M ranged of high performance mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. It is the most compact and lightweight in the series, this camera is the camera you want to bring to travel and experience the adventures in life without missing any beautiful moment capturing opportunity.
|Comes in white and black colour|
I still like the white more, looks so sleek and chic
Here are more features of the Canon EOS M10:
- 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Full HD 1080p video at 30/24fps
- Built in WiFi connectivity NFC
- Hybrid CMOS AF II, 49 point system
- Up to 4.6fps and expandable ISO 25600
- Creative Assist and Self Potrait mode
Canon EOS M10 are designed for perfect selfies too because the portrait mode features a on-touch beautification shortcut which offers skin smoothing effect. Seamless sharing on social media platforms and optional colorful jackets to dress up your camera, I want one of this camera like right now! (All the features doesn't really matter to me because I want everything that has something to do with Rilakkuma lololol)
|Small but powerful!|
Can we go travel around the world together someday?
Last but not least, I'm glad that I was at the event with these two:
|What's more happier than having everything you love in one picture?|
I guess my perfect travel idea will be:
sun + sea + chilled watermelon + starry nights + summer dresses + good friends + Rilakkuma + wifi + Canon EOS M10... the list goes on and on lol...
Now you can take part in Canon's #ToyTravel photo challenge and for 3 months consecutively with 3 3 different themes, 3 winners from each theme will be chosen and they will walk away with Canon EOS M10 kit (EF-M14-45mm) along with 24cm Rilakkuma plush toy.
You'll just have to:
- Follow @CanonAsia on Instagram or Canon Imaging Asia on Facebook
- Take photos of your favourite toy according the theme of the month and hashtag #EOSM10Rilakkuma and #ToyTravel
- Post them on your Facebook/Instagram in public settings
The 1st theme was announced on 6th of June which the theme is "Food", I'm anticipating the next two themes for the coming two months.
For more information: