Braved the rain and went to check out the Japanese summer festival in Darling Harbour yesterday.
When i got there, there were people singing Japanese songs, I slightly recognised the tune to some songs but didn’t know what it was.
Only after a few minutes i noticed the girl on the right was a guy wearing a skirt. xd
Was there with my brother and mainly just listened to the music and then had a look around the japanese stalls.
This was the first outing with the DSLR and most of my shots ended up being in the wrong white blance setting.. and almost 50% turned out blurred, mainly the shots of cosplayers too.. the very few that i had managed to take T_T. Ah well.. lesson learnt.
Had a gander around the shops while trying to find the cosplayers. Found this pretty intresting..
After a while i found the cosplayers and the parade was about to start, but had to go meet a friend ^^”. Got back and the parade had finished but was able to get a group shot of them
Finally i noticed i was on the wrong white balance.. baka baka baka.
A person playing a Shamisen, a japanese banjo-like instrament.
Our legs were getting pretty tired standing in the one spot for such a long time and it was around 3pm, so we went and grabbed something to eat and headed home. I was planning to stay longer but the rain wasn’t showing any chance of stopping and i was getting pretty tired of standing in soggy shoes -_-.
All in all, it was a good festival. I was hoping there would be some sunny breaks in the rain but it ended up raining pretty much all day non-stop.
Other news: On the 3rd my brother and i went to Westmead hospital to get our results from the blood test.
NEGATIVE. We both tested negative and had not inherited the faulty gene and have no chance of passing it on. Both of our blood samples were tested against my mums blood which had the disease and was found to not be carrying it. I haven’t done any research on the topic but from what i’v been told and what i’v read on sheets that we were given its called “voc Hippel-Lindau disease” (VHL). I was told something about the blood cells being able to get tangled resulting in them bleeding; also that a person with this disease has a 80% higher risk of getting cancer by the age of 40 or 45. So we went home pretty happy that day ^^.