Alodia on Toys, Social Media, and Cosplay

The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Erika Tapalla interviews Filipina otaku queen Alodia Gosiengfiao on some of her geeky passions: toys, social media, and cosplay. Alodia’s haters even get special mention.

It’s hard to believe a girl this pretty spends her Saturday nights bloghopping instead of clubhopping, surrounded by toys instead of boys. Welcome to the new world of geek chic. Watch Alodia cosplay anime heroine Haruhi Suzumiya at the end of the interview.

LEGO City Commemorates Olympics

Lego Olympic City

The Hong Kong LEGO User Group assembles 300,000 bricks and 4,500 mini-figures into an 8m x 5m LEGO city commemorating the Beijing Olympics. If you’re in Hong Kong, it’s on display at the Grand Century Place until August 31.