Winning a meet-and-greet with Pavolia Reine


I needed some good news last week, and the Sydney Manga and Anime Show delivered! The event held a contest to let you book a meet and greet with a couple of talents from Hololive Indonesia at their event in early July and I got a slot with my oshi Pavolia Reine.

Hololive: Our Bright Parade
Pavolia Reine on YouTube

I’ve talked about Reine a few times here, most recently in her HoloFes concert performance linked to above. HoloID hits different, and her streams especially. She was my gateway to everything from Persona 5 to writing fanfic in Minecraft! Most Holo streamers do catchup streams for superchats and readings, but I think she does them the best with her brunch chats. I also love her interactions with other members, especially with Ollie, Moona, and Fauna from EN Council.

Press image of Reine from her debut.

It took a while for me to pinpoint why her accent, mannerisms, and jokes felt so nostalgic, but she sounds like so many of my friends from high school in Singapore back in the day. There’s one especially who I’d swear she’s either her sister, a clone, or she quit her job to pursue a career as an idol.

I’m shy in person to the point of it being painful, but if the way she handles her live chat is any indication, I’m sure it’s nothing she can’t handle. I’ll need to track down some teal and blue clothes. Apa k-kabar?

Author bio and support


Ruben Schade is a technical writer and infrastructure architect in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person. Hi!

The site is powered by Hugo, FreeBSD, and OpenZFS on OrionVM, everyone’s favourite bespoke cloud infrastructure provider.

If you found this post helpful or entertaining, you can shout me a coffee or send a comment. Thanks ☺️.