Have you ever wanted to know what former Ricepaper staff are up to these days? Well, in case you were wondering, we found out on Facebook last week that Jonathan Lin, a long-time friend and staff member of the magazine, had the time of his life at an anime convention in Toronto. That he’s ecstatically wearing a Japanese Red Fox Kigurumi onesie in the picture below says two things: one, it was an unforgettable experience, and two, you can never be too grown up for anything. In fact most of the Ricepaper staff, though entirely responsible individuals, are in reality very much all big kids at heart.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

In Jonathan’s words…

This Japanese Red Fox Kigurumi onesie costume is super comfortable! I bought it from kigu.ca‘s booth at Atomic Lollipop, an anime and music carnival held this July in Toronto. For two days, excited kigus, furries, and cosplayers gathered for quiz shows, arts and crafts, anime screenings, arcade battles, pillow fights, blanket forts, and a ramen eating contest. We danced the night away to extraordinary DJ mixes, peeped at a Super Smash Bros. inspired burlesque show, and marveled at acrobats and fire dancers.

I’m Jonathan, a former Ricepaper proofreader and editor. I help with the website and chat with Kristin and Stephanie about fun things like APop! I hope that more Toronto Ricepaper fans join up with me next year! I really had a great time there.

See http://www.atomiclollipop.com for more info.

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Ricepaper Shutterbox, a new photo blog, will explore how photography defines our world. Inspired by the 365 Photo Challenge, we aim to feature images sometimes from our staff , sometimes from local photographers, and sometimes from readers like you. If you have any photos that you feel would fit the blog and inspire us, send them our way! (photo@ricepapermagazine.ca) By showcasing the creative, diverse talents of our community, we hope to visually immerse you in culture and challenge notions of  what it means to be Asian Canadian.