December 11, 2014

What the Hell Happened to My 2014 New Year's Resolutions?

I was browsing my blog and reading through my articles (I know, I love myself) when I came upon this post. I was horrified since I completely forgot it exist and now 2014 is drawing to a close and I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I DID WITH MY LIFE THIS YEAR. Was I alright? Was I productive? Existentialism? Let us see:

Hilarity in Ancient Chinese Portraits

What do you get when you mix classical portraits of Chinese men and cleverness.
Saw these at weibo a month ago.

December 09, 2014

Games You Don't Want to Play 5

DISCLAIMER: All content provided on this blog post are for informational purposes only. 
I will not be liable for any errors or omissions, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. It is highly recommended NOT TO "PLAY" THEM, because you just don't "play" with the unknown. If you do choose to ignore this advice, do so at your own risk.

After a few weeks of  haitus, here I am once again offering you my faithful readers, a new installment to the Games You Don't Want to Play series. The following rituals are not as hardcore as the ones mentioned in the past posts but I still hope you guys would still heed the warnings I wrote on top (come on guys, recognize its existence! I even wrote it in red). Anyway, enjoy!

October 28, 2014

BLOG REPOST- A Documentation of Johnny Kitagawa's Alleged Past

I realized that there are a lot of blogs that were deleted or have became defunct in the past few years. The horrible thing is when these blogs are actually made of quality posts and juicy discussions that can no longer be read because the awesome page transformed into the dreaded 404.

One of those blogs is uso-ippai of tumblr who had been translating Japanese entertainment industry gossips for the sake of the English-speaking online audience. It only lasted for months though and the tumblr blog is now abandoned. Hell even Majide had stopped updating huhubells. Good thing we still have Minus Kakugo and the other blogs...

So now I'll just share to you a blogpost by uso-ippai (that was originally split into two parts) that looks back on Johnny Kitagawa's past scandals, just for discussion/knowledge purposes, especially for those who doesn't have tumblrs.

Text Translation Original Sources: Part 1 and Part 2, I also added some photos for reference

September 18, 2014

"The Green Ribbon"

One of my worst childhood traumas does not involve blood or ghosts. It involves a book of short stories.  It was beautiful afternoon and I decided to go to the library during recess. A thin children's book caught my eye:

I began reading the stories within it, when suddenly I came upon a story titles "The Green Ribbon" Hmmm sounds cool so I read it. Boy, it was one of the worse readings I had, and remember that I was around seven at that time.

To really understand what I went through, read it here:

Arashi5x15 + Rare Photos

Here's the thing, I've been an Arashi fan since 2006 due to Jun Matsumoto's Gokusen, I was soon-to-be a high school freshman then and Jun Matsumoto was my boyfriend. Now it's 2014, Arashi is already in their 30's and I've graduated from the university. Seeing all the updates on their Blast in Hawaii concert, this sums up what I feel:

HAHAHA! Seriously, I'm so jelly right now, but I'm so fucking happy for the boys that any negative emotions is washed away by the great love and support from all Arashi fans worldwide. Now as a celebration for Arashi's 15th anniversary in the enetertainment industry, I'll be sharing some of their rare photos!

September 10, 2014

Games You Don't Want to Play 4

DISCLAIMER: All content provided on this blog post are for informational purposes only. 
I will not be liable for any errors or omissions, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. It is highly recommended NOT TO "PLAY" THEM, because you just don't "play" with the unknown. If you do choose to ignore this advice, do so at your own risk.

I'M BACK! Sort of... I never knew replacing  a laptop's motherboard could be so damn expensive, thus I apologize to all my readers out there, I'm currently broke and busy so my blogging presence is almost non-existent. However, I know some of you guys are waiting for a new post or something, so here I am publishing the newest installment of the Games You Don't Want to Play series! Hope you'll enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed doing the research:

August 15, 2014

Quick Update: An Interesting Tweet

I know I've been absent for a long time now, but here's a quick blog post. A certain tweet is circulating around twitter the past week. I don't know if it's true or what but it holds a juicy information for all Jun Matsumoto x Mao Inoue fans out there:

English Translation: "The house my kohai (junior coworker/student) used to live in is near MatsuJun's parents' place, and he was saying that every year around New Year's Eve, MatsuJun comes home with Mao Inoue."

I dug around OP's Twitter page and she doesnt seem to be an Arashi fangirl, which makes the tweet kinda believable. Still enjoyed hearing this tidbit though nyahaha

July 10, 2014

Heartache, Furbies and Employment

Man, it's been a while. I really miss updating this blog and stroking the smooth surface of my Acer laptop. But alas! The computer's still in a coma since the people who tried repairing it said that its motherboard is beyond fucked up and needs to be replaced. It would take a few more weeks because they have to contact the techie guys from Manila. Though seeing my dead Acer still hurts, my only consolation was that the hardisk survived.

Fortunately I'm now busy with work. A good friend gave up his job and gave it to me so he could pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer of some sort. A lot of my friends actually went to law school after graduation so I knew how busy they all could be. Now, I'm a marketing assistant in a medium sized company.

Anyway this is just a short update about meself. Life's a bit peaceful these days so I'm just going to share my latest acquisition as the only exciting thing that took place this week:

Yep! It's one of McDonald's Happy Meals. Furby Boom had been making its rounds around international McDonalds branches and now it's finally here in Philippines. Though the options are fewer, I still would love to acquire them all. The first one I got is Googly Eyes Furby whose eyes obviously bounces around inside its socket.

Yep, simply adorable, I'll expand this collection next time I get back here!  Sorry I wasnt able to but all of them. Apparently I wasn't the only one who saw them Furbies as cute. To be fair I wasn't the only adult who was hollering for a Happy Meal, so please dont judge me with this. Haha

See you soon!

June 16, 2014

A Necessary Haitus

My laptop's motherboard fucked up once again you see, so I have to have it repaired by some courageous, intelligent humans. However I was told that patching up my Acer not only would take them a long time to but it would be quite expensive (in my point of view) too.

Basically that means I'll be absent for a few weeks. I will be back as soon as those intelligent humans succeed in saving my darling and me having enough funds to ransom it when that day comes.

For now, I'll be busy with getting myself out of unemployment and other activities where the word 'internet' is not mentioned. So goodbye for now dear readers and have fun reading my past blog posts, I'll be back someday.

June 08, 2014

Jesse Eisenberg is Lex and People are Still Bitching About It

Last January, this year, Warner Bros had announced that 30-year-old Jesse Eisenberg had been chosen to act out the role of Lex Luthor in the highly anticipated ‘Batman vs. Superman’ movie. Not surprisingly, this fueled a huge negative reception. After the commotion with Ben Affleck being chosen as Batman last year, this sure is another bad publicity for the film.

This reminded me of another DC film adaptation way back in 2008 where a certain actor was "mistakenly" chosen to act a certain iconic role:

But compared to the reactions to Eisenberg and Ben Affleck's casting, Ledger's was still kinda tame. Because despite the negative reactions to the new Joker, at least Ledger had the advantage of being respected for his past films and the social media during that time is still not as popular as it is now. To be fair, Affleck has some catching up to do after the Daredevil flop and how could the young Eisenberg play a smug, charismatic, egotistical millionaire? 

Oh wait

What I'm saying is, people should calm their tits when it comes to screaming murder against casting decisions made by producers and directors who are too busy to hear your "ideas" anyway. Especially those who are in the extremes, the ones who seriously act as if they know exactly how everything would turn out (yes whether it's negative or positive) when the film isnt even made yet. Predictions are nice but being a loud exaggerated shit is annoying.

I mean, there's nothing wrong with having calm open-minded discussions, right?. It just annoys me that there are those who loudly comment as if their opinions came straight out of the bible. Wait until the movie comes out then start releasing your inner demons.

June 02, 2014

Cosplay is For Everybody!

Most cosplayers frown upon half-hearted costumes found in cons and competitions. It is understandable since it's frustrating to see "easy" made cosplays while others were busy building their characters using expensive materials and complicated designs. However there comes a time when you just have to push all seriousness away and have silly fun once in a while, and one of the best channels to be carefree from all other rules is the internet.

Months ago, pictures of hilariously resourceful cosplays have been going around blogs and forums. From imitating Goku's golden hair via bananas, to an amazing recreation of the Frozen's Elsa, the "cosplayer" managed to succesfully made everyone smile at simple brilliance of it all, since he was using basically anything an average guy could find around the house. The man behind the powdered faces was no other than the Thai moderator of the Facebook page Lowcost Cosplay Anucha "Cha" Saengchart. His page had grown to more than 150,000 likes. Not only does it showcase his creations, but you could now also see other resourceful contributions from fans.

See more of his fantastic transformations after the jump!

June 01, 2014

Brazilian Man Undergoes Plastic Surgery to Look Korean

"Xiahn", a 25-year-old Brazilian man went under the knife for the sake of looking like a Korean. You've read that right. While Koreans are busy making their eyes look big, this guy decided to go against conformity!

May 31, 2014

Garage Sale at Japan National Olympic Stadium

As it is known, Tokyo Japan will be hosting the 2020 Olympics. This means that they will be using the National Olympic Stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies as well. Not surprising a large budget of $1 billion is created for the sole purpose of upgrading it alone. The Olympic Stadium a.k.a. Kokuritsu Kyogijo, will be demolished by 2015 and is set to for a five-year renovation period. To herald the stadium's impending haitus an official ‘Sayonara Kokuritsu’ campaign had been made that both reminisce the historical events that took place in Kokuritsu but to also promote Japanese culture to the rest of the world.

There's some recent news however. Apparently, before demolishing the entire stadium, it has to be dismantled first and guess what, they're for sale!

The lawn, the VIP seats. the reporter's seats and even 20 pieces of fucking manholes. This sounds really hilarious at first, but to fair, Kokuritsu had its share of memorable events. I'd like a seat too since I've never been to an Arashi concert before (haha joke!) Manholes are just weird though. I wonder who would ever buy those. Well, if you have any plans, go find them here

May 29, 2014

Xiao Long Nu: The Little Dragon Maiden Through the Years

Derived from one of the most memorable Chinese wuxia (a genre focusing on the adventures of martial artists) novels, The Return of the Condor Heroes (ROTCH) had been successfully adapted to screen throughout the years, making it one of China's best known love stories. 

Its protagonists, the lovers  Yang Guo and Xiaolongn has long since become iconic characters in the entertainment industry. Most especially, Xiaolongn, which literally means The Little Dragon Maiden. That girl is deemed as the most beautiful in the Chinese wuxia universe. With "skin as white as snow, beautiful and elegant beyond convention and cannot be underestimated, but appears cold and indifferent", it is not surprising that actresses who have played her were all pretty badass gals. 

Now because of my admiration for ROTCH and Xiaolongn in particular, I made this simple infographic showing all the popular adaptation of the wuxia novel and their respective lead actresses who have played The Little Dragon Maiden:

May 25, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: AKB48 Members Injured at a Fan Event

Kawaei Rina(19), Iriyama Anna (18) and a male staff member were attacked today by a 24-year-old man carrying a hand saw. He managed to get inside inside the AKB48 handshake event around 5pm at Takizawa, Iwate Prefecture today. The event was cancelled immediately and police was called to the scene. The suspect was arrested on the spot for attempted murder.

Kawaei Rina was said to be bleeding from the head while Iriyama Anna and the staff member had arm injuries The extent of the injuries were forutnately non life threatening.

The famous idol group AKB48 is known for their handshake events where fans could have the change to interact with their favorite idol. Due to the popularity of these events, inspections of baggage is almost always overlooked, thus it isn't thoroughly impossible that a man could smuggle a dangerous weapon inside the venue.


May 23, 2014

Tips on Passing the Philippine Civil Service Examination

I took the PPT Professional exam last April 6, 2014 at Capitol University. I was alone at first but soon met my friends who were also assigned in the same school. The exam lasted the whole morning so by the time we were dismissed, I am already very hungry and absolutely stopped caring whether I passed or not. Now, less then two months from the exam, I am surprised to found out that the results are out early* and that I passed! For a first-time taker, it's fabulous and certainly made mah mother proud!


I'm so darn happy! Some people say that it's just an exam so one could work in a government office. That's right, but it's not just an exam. This babe has an 80% passing rate and this makes Civil Service Examination kinda prestigious. Thus, a huge congratulations to all passers!

Now I'd like to share a few tips on how to ace this! There would be a second exam schedule this October and I hope some of my observations might help. Now for the exam coverage:
"The Career Service Professional examination will cover the following subject areas: in English and Filipino: vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic, numerical reasoning, and general information.  
The Career Service Subprofessional examination will cover the following subject areas: In English and Filipino: vocabulary, grammar and correct usage, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, spelling, clerical operations and numerical reasoning.  
Both examinations will cover the subject area on general information and shall have the following subject matters: Philippine Constitution, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R.A. 6713), Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts, and Environment Management and Protection".
Never depend on the reviewer. They have a few similar questions with the actual exam, but it still is not enough. So what else should you study? Let me count the ways:

Basic Mathematics. You won't be using calculator so be ready to welcome cramming and hasty manual computations during the exam. It will be useful during the Logic part since numbers are also present in that shit. To make things easier, start studying like an elementary student!
How to add fractions
Converting decimals to percent
Understanding indirect fractions
Remembering the multiplication table
I'm not joking with the last one. In this modern age where scientific calculators are the norm, most people tend to forget their Multiplications! (Like me, I have t manually add a string of 6s since I comepletely forgot the sequence haha)

Memorize important elements from the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. As mentioned, it will be part of the exam's coverage, but unlike grammar and logic, there is no need to 'solve' general information questions like the Code of Conduct, but instead, it depends on your stored knowledge about the topic. Thus it is important to freshen and actually memorize your notes this time. It helped me immensely in the exam.

Visualize the Logic problems. Logic is a bitch. But I was saved by drawing the problems and figuring them out through it. For example, a logic problem says that there are five guys sitting in a row, A hates C but D want to sit at the end but B would like to sit next to E, etc. What I did was create a table of the persons and the seats then I proceeded to mark all there preferences. If I finally have a neater understanding of the situation, I will then arrange them according to their wishes and hope my answer's one of the choices.

Don't give up on numerical reasoning. I never studied for this part of the exam since I have no idea how to study it in the first place. But my main tip for surviving Numerical Reasoning questions is to stay calm. In a number sequence for example, there are a lot of ways those digits could be related. Try them all out:
The sum between the numbers. Then look for a pattern.
The difference between the numbers. Then look for a pattern.
How far they are from each other. Then look for a pattern.
Do they follow the number before them? Then look for a pattern.
Always have a plan in mind as you go through these. The challenge is to do them fast enough and not panicking along the way.
Now, for the exam proper!
Arrive early. Seriously. Like 5:00am. Every year, there are a lot of exam-takers and it is such a chore to come in 20 minutes before the exam. You're not late it's true, but you will be pressured to double check your requirements, your room assignments and how the hell are you supposed to get there.

Follow instructions carefully and don't be afraid to ask. By the time you get inside the room, there are still a few formalities to go through. Like the seating arrangements, signing your signatures, etc. It is an utmost importance to be careful and not make a mistake in doing these. If you don't understand or if you have a question about something, feel free to ask your proctors, these guys were trained to ensure that the Civil Service exams go smoothly so there's no need to be shy.

Bring an extra pen AND pencil. It pays to be a boy scout in this situation.

Empty your bladder before the test starts. My main problem with the exam was the time shortage. I am certain that I would have answered some of the questions confidently if given more time. But life is unfair, so you will just have to make the most of what is given to you. Thus going to the Bathroom is a big NO while you are busy with answering already. Do it while everybody's still preparing.

That's all the tips I could give as of now, Ganbatte everybody!

Whatever happens to you belongs to you. 
Make it yours. Let it nurture you, because it will. 
- Cheryl Strayed

May 12, 2014

Fan-Made Akira Live Action Trailer is Superb!

Requests for live version of the 1988 anime cult classic Akira had been heard for many years already. There had been talks of creating such film in Holywood but even the current plans is yet to see the light of day. However in 2012, fans created the Akira Project via an IndieGoGo campaign, a global crowdfunding site. The main goal was to create a 5-minute live acton trailer that would also "stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice."

After a year and a half of waiting, Akira Project is finally done with their own fan-made live action Akira trailer. It is awesomesauce:

Lead by director/producer Nguyen-Anh Nguyen and CineGround Media, the team is composed of 100 people from 12 countries. They had Xavier Yuvens as Tetsuo and Osric Chau (a.k.a. Kevin the prophet) as Kaneda. The product is a tasteful, impressive fan trailer that could put Hollywood to shame.

Well I might be exaggerating, but don't forget that this is an unofficial project by devoted fans. Any attempt by Hollywood studios in the future better make sure that they'll follow this group's vision in recreating anime classics into live action films. Nothing's as worse as seeng a Japanese character being played by a Caucasian (remember that Zac Efron as Kaneda rumor? cringe)

Congratulations to all the team members, the actors who gave their tim and to everyone's creativity and efforts. Job well done!

May 03, 2014

A Different Kind of Riddle

When I first stepped into 4chan, I was an immediate /x/phile. In layman's terms, my first home board was /x/Paranormal where anons talk about anything supernatural, weird and odd. Discussions about tulpas, skin walkers, dreams and mythologies are usual. Most of the anons in /x/ are also deemed to have the best research skills in all of 4chan.

The following riddles I'll share with you today is from one of /x/'s many threads. It was originally archived but the current state of the website is still unsure. OP translated the riddles he got from 2chan thread called "Stories that are scary if you understand their meaning." Some of the stories here were also gathered from other sources.

Basically you have to know what fuck is going on in each story. Jot down your theories and answers and we'll check them later. Let's begin!

May 02, 2014

Finally Got Meself a Twitter. FOLLOW AND BEND YOUR KNEE

Posted right at my sidebar! I've had a Twitter account long ago but I kinda forgot my password. I've been absent from that site since 2012 and now here I am again! I was surprised at the number of changes Twitter had over the years, mine already had the newest layout which is very much like Facebook's Timeline feature. The fonts are hilarious too, it's like Twitter imagined that all users have some kind of eye problem and enlarged the fonts.

So anyway I mentioned earlier that I had an old Twitter page. I did a bit of scanning through my old old tweets when I came upon this:

Well I'm happy to report via my shining shimmering new Twitter that I was successful in that undertaking:
I'm planning to get right back at my Arashi fangirl mode with this account, also bring in a dose of Game of Thrones addiction and interest with the occult. Also feel free to request some Romantic Escapades ideas using this, I'm out of ideas myself (I'm not really interested with other actors' or actresses' love lives apart from Arashi, but the Tomohisa thing was successful so I'm open for other suggestions)

April 27, 2014

On Air: PBB Scripted Edition

Inspired from the classic novel 1984, the Big Brother franchise had made its rounds around the globe, garnering millions of viewers and ratings. There are different "editions" over the years but the main strategy is the same: Gather different personalities in one house and observe their behavior 24/7. The audiences love it.

I was still in fifth grade when the Pinoy Big Brother first came to Philippine shores. It was an instant success and is followed by nine more editions of the franchise. Just yesterday, the Big Brother house opened its doors once again for another season. It's been hyped for a few months now so whenever the show would either satisfy or infuriate the viewers, the results are immediately posted online:


April 26, 2014

Analyzing Arashi Music Videos is Now an Academic Effort

Arashi fans are now excited for Arashi's new single "GUTS!", but in a surprising turn of events, another Arashi-related news is making its way around the online community. Apparently, Meiji University is offering a course focusing on one of Japan's biggest male group to date
The prestigious Meiji University, a private institution located in Tokyo, is offering a class on the boy band, Arashi. While this marks the first time the class will be devoted to Arashi, the class itself, a study in social psychology, has been offered for twenty years. Due to students' demands for a study on sexuality, the course has also previously discussed the band SMAP. This year's course comes at a good time—Arashi is celebrating their 15th anniversary, having debuted in 1999. 
According to the syllabus, the following topics will be covered:
Introduction - Arashi's Era
The Culture of Johnny's Entertainment
Before Arashi, focusing on SMAP
Changes in Arashi's PVs - Before the big break
Changes in Arashi's PVs - After the big break
A comparison of the members of Arashi
Arashi members as they appear on variety shows
Arashi in dramas
Arashi in concert
Arashi and J-Pop
Arashi and K-Pop
Johnny's Entertainment post-Arashi
Overview on the Era of Arashi
This is one university course I am certain I'll definitely pass with flying colors.

April 24, 2014

Bye Bye Nokia, You Shall be Remembered

A while ago, I logged into my Google Mail to do a bit of spring cleaning in my Inbox folder when a wild Nokia email appeared:
We wanted to share some important information about your data privacy and contracts. 
Nokia currently expects to complete the sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in April 2014. 
With the completion of this transaction, a Microsoft Finnish affiliate* assumes responsibility for your personal data and the contractual relationships for the products and services related to this business. Microsoft cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data and will continue to collect and use your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia, and you should experience no difference as a result of the sale.
I-It's h-happening

It's surreal to see one of the world's mobile giants being bought and dissolved. Though one can't blame Nokia. They are pretty much forgotten in the phone market. I mean cmpared to their competitor's operating systems and android applications, Nokia got left behind in the race. People are saying that the problem isnt just that, I agree but you should also admit that sticking to Symbian OS contributed a lot to where Nokia is right now. 

In 2011, the then-Google CEO Eric Schmidt had tried convincing the mobile giant to use Android as their primary smartphone platform instead of the Windows Phone. That was like three years ago, and now the android phones have gone a long long way. Nokia already had a strong userbase and it just kills me to imagine the what might have changed if they only listened.

A post in the Official Microsoft Blog stated:
"Today we are excited to share that we have completed the steps necessary to finalize Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The transaction will be completed this Friday, April 25, when we’ll officially welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business as part of the Microsoft family. "
Being one of this year's biggest acquisitions, both companies had changes made from the original deal. A few which is that Microsoft will still manage the nokia website and social media sites for up to a year for the benefit of the customers (Nokia would be rebranded anyway so the online marketing will have to stop sooner or later). However they will not acquire Nokia’s Korean manufacturing facility.

As mentioned, Nokia will also be rebranded. It was after a letter to Nokia's suppliers were leaked online saying "...that upon the close of the transaction between Microsoft and Nokia, the name of Nokia Corporation/Nokia Oyj will change to Microsoft Mobile Oy."

Microsoft Mobile Oy

Microsoft Mobile

Jesus Microsoft, be creative for once will you? At least think up a better brand name that could live up to Nokia. That was one brand we all grew up with, it was my mother's first mobile phone, and mine as well. That was the brand we speak because it already have nice picture messages! I remember our class going batshit crazy when a classmate had that new Nokia with colored screen! Everybody borrows a Nokia when we were in fourth grade because we need to beat that high score in Snake and Space Impact. I read the whole Twilight Saga in a Nokia flip phone. We've seen those two hands reaching for each other for a decade.

It reigned in an era Microsoft, I hope you'll give Nokia the justice it deserves. (I know, I'm bitter)

April 22, 2014

Funny Pinoys

Armed with an internet connection, a camera and a "shabu pa" philosophy, an average Filipino will go a long long way. You see, apart from the usual memes, political opinions and trending topics brought by the Filipino online community, random photos showcasing a Pinoy's optimistic and stupidly hilarious side are another source of laughter that never fails:

April 12, 2014

A Game of Hairdos

"All men must die" says Game of Throne's new series of ad campaign, marketing the show's current 4rth season. Sounds quite cynical, but in the past three years, the fantasy series have given its viewers a large dose of negative feels. From honorable Ned Stark's execution up to the Red Wedding, the show is still massively popular despite all these heartbreaks. After all, it is a fan's dream to see the world of Westeros come to life, and everybody's still hoping for that happy ending.

Seems like a lifetime ago...
Apart from its actors and tantalizing plot lines, another factor to the show's popularity I believe was its attention to detail. It's not something audiences immediately notice like "Oh look at that dress, the embroidered lion is simply delicate" but more of seeing each and every element create one believable, general universe. Seeing everything in one broad picture. Those production guys are good.

Still we also get to appreciate the said details later on. As for me, I am quite sharp when it comes to the top three female characters' crowning glory:

April 06, 2014

My Hands Doin Gymnastics

I have small hands. Like super small compared to my body size. It's surreal, I always feel like I'm an alien or something. My feet are the same too, they are size 6! I could also get into size 5 if the shoe is wide enough. I remember some friends back in high school teasing me for having "lily feet". But let's go back to my hands, due to their stunted, malnourished feature, I decided a long time ago to put them to good use. Thus here are some abilities I discovered. I have no idea how they're going to benefit in the future (aside from becoming a weird superhero or whatever):

Am I freaky now or what?

April 05, 2014

Introducing Muyi and Miki!

Earlier this day, a collage is making its rounds on Facebook garnering countless comments and hate. Apparently it shows the couple Zhang Muyi and Akama Miki with the caption "A 24 year old Guy FELL IN LOVE with a 12 year old Girl". With those words, it's not surprising to see hordes of comments screaming child abuse and pedophile. Personally, I'm not against their relationship, plus this is a piece old news from 2012 and based from their weibo accounts, it's obvious they're still together anyway. Plus Ohno Satoshi's 33 years old already but I still hope to marry him or whatever (lol just kidding...XD a girl can dream)

March 29, 2014

Graduation! I'm Done with School OMFG

All of my personal projects and hobbies have been on hold for the past few months. It's not a secret that I've been so damn busy with school. But hey, it's all worth it: I finally graduated from college! I've been through a lot just so I could wear that black toga. Now, thinking about all these, I realize that all the shortcomings I had in the past are so worth it. It's not my academic records that sums up my entire university life. True, grades are a surefire way to induce heart attacks in students thus every one of them is memorable, but it's still not enough to give life meaning, if you know what I mean? In the end, despite being warm fluffy stuff, it's the experiences that matter. I've had my share and some are just hilarious. One time I had to take a delayed exam, because I actually forgot the schedule. Here is how the conversation between a block mate took place:

Me: So you're going to need this formula for this one?
Friend: What the hell are you doing?
Me: Studying for math
Friend: B-but that was yesterday's exam!
Me: ...
I also had the usual financial problems. It's fairly common but its popularity sure didn't make it easier. There were also people I got to meet who are incarnations of the Devil himself. But apart from these, I had more happy memories during the past four years. Crazy friends. Crazy teachers. That is why I will now use this post to thank all of them humans who had been part o my life one way or another. You guys are the best!

And most of all, a big thank you to the best mother in the whole world. She's so badass for bringing me up through many many years. I may not be a perfect daughter, but I sure have a perfect mom!

Congrats to us all, it's been one hell of a journey
I'm now officially unemployed! XD

March 12, 2014

Drawings for the Day

I was unusually productive last night. It's rare but I'm happy I was in the mood to draw, must be due to the end of the examinations and the nervous wait for the inevitable, uncertain future. lolx

What the Hell Happened?

Every country has it's share of shit, and for Philippines, one of its obvious craps are the rampant killings of the press people, all because they search for the truth. From the unknown journalists quietly murdered in the provinces to the infamous Maguindanao Massacre, press freedom in the country is still a risky business up to this day. I was thinking about this earlier this day as we were near Vicente de Lara Park this morning and I remember Eduardo Castrillo's Press Freedom Monument, a tribute to all of our slain brothers who were killed in the line of service.

I don't usually have the chance to pass by this park daily so I decided to take a few photos of the surroundings. Naturally, I went for the Press Freedom Monument since it's a grim reminder for all Filipinos to stop taking truth for granted. In this time of political tumoil and public unrest, we badly need motivation. That is why it is to my utmost surprise to see the monument in this unfortunate fashion:

The names of our fallen brothers in the media, stolen, and pulverized.
Where are all the wordsss??
Whoever did this to the monument is a fucking fools in need of some pacifier. Plus, how the hell did the entire thing fell into such state of disrepair in the first place? It's a public place for goodness' sake! It is located right in front of the Provincial Capitol. Nobody knows how to guard monuments anymore?

Sheesh... This is truly sad. All that is asked is respect but some faggots obviously don't care.

March 06, 2014

Random: My Dachshund

Last week, my mother bought puto (a Filipino steamed rice cake) for breakfast. I had my share already so I decided to give one to my dog. I've never seen her eat puto before but since she's getting fat for devouring basically anything, I guess a white fluffy puto wont stop her now.

And she liked it.

Oh God, making her eat puto was a mistake. Soon she's jumping and whining at me to give her moar. An evil idea came in my mind and proceeded to tease her instead. Seriously, the dog needs go through a diet.

March 01, 2014

Now Remembering: Childhood Cartoons Part 1

The kiddie time slot being broadcasted in the local channels these days are beyond shit. Either the TV guys were lazy or have bad tastes but the glory that was weekday cartoons no longer exists. Apart from the absence of educational shows, the animes being shown were not the ones you expect a child of six would watch and understand. Naruto, Dragonball and Sailor Moon were overused beyond repair.

So how was it before anyway if I'm so whiny? Man, it was a glorious. I don't remember all episodes obviously but thanks to Wikipedia, I could recall small bits of the the beloved cartoons. Here are some of the beautiful animated tales that my childhood colorful:

February 26, 2014

So...Fucking Busy

People are saying that I should feel excited since I'll be graduating in a few weeks. I don't feel excited or happy or shit, I feel like I would smash my head somewhere anytime soon. I'm only getting a few hours of sleep this week  

stress + school + financial problems + another requirement + missing group mates =    t(=_=''

February 22, 2014

DIY: Paper Dolls

I decided last week to make some diy paper dolls again. My last attempt was two years ago and being the girl with short span of attention that I am, I was led astray and forgot all about that project. I can't even find those cutouts! Now, I'm starting another batch which is shown above. 

I chose clothes from a costume book in the library, using the designs spanning from the 16th up to the late 19th century. I still have more copied designs left but I just set them aside for being too frilly. I'm also trying to get inspired from Poupee girl, that Japanese dress-up browser game. I went on scribbling all the cutest wardrobes from that site since rumor has it that the game's going be shut down anytime this year, it's saddens me since I love all their pieces and the clothes were simply nice.

Now the next step is scanning these bitches and editing them digitally. I am not confident with my experience with using textures but I pray the paper doll (Let's call her Leandra, she's bald for now but I already have a hairdo in mind) and her clothes will come out OK =)

February 14, 2014

Belated Happy Valentines!

Since my imaginary boyfriends were absent yesterday, I spent the whole day sulking in that shadowy spider-webbed corner. Nah, not really. We had an Eat-All-You-Can afternoon! The last time I went to this kind of restaurant was approximately seven years ago, during my 6th grade graduation so I was enthusiastic to gorge ourselves silly instead of the usual cakes and sweet treats.

The funny thing was, we were all busy that morning with our own problems. In fact I myself had to create a video with my group mates for a project. Apart from the usual Valentines traffict inside the university, another interesting event was the guys from the Mechanical Engineering course were having their Feasibility Study displays on the school grounds. I can't just pass that one of course and proceeded to look at their creations despite crowd.

As expected all three of us were ravenous by the time we arrived at the restaurant. Friends and food are the best companions for all the single ladies. Happy Valentines everybody!

February 12, 2014

Disney Connections: Frozen Tangled with Tangled

This is a hasty-made post, so I'll just add improvements later. So anyway I wanna share two great rumors concerning the connection between the world of Corona and Arendelle (a.k.a. Frozen and Tangled) Disney's notorious of hidden easer eggs so the following might be possible:
Recently, it was discovered that Flynn and Rapunzel were inserted as surprise cameos in Frozen, sometime when Anna was singing "For the First Time in Forever". The physical similarities are obvious.

February 06, 2014

On Winters and Finnick

I've got a busy schedule this week. It's getting worse. Between surprise quizzes and joining our school's job fair, it's simply outlandish how the teachers still managed to add more requirements whose deadlines are around a week before the exams! So last weekend, to chill myself, I decided to watch Catching Fire and Frozen.

I've got to say that I absolutely love the Hunger Games trilogy, but I wasn't able to watch the second movie last year because Christmas is an expensive season that makes everybody dirt poor. So I was so damn excited when I finally get to watch it last Saturday. Not surprisingly, they were once more faithful to the book. I don't remember much but it all came back to me as the plot progressed. It's cool to see the events unfold on the big screen like it did in my imagination while reading it years ago. However only Finnick Odair made a dent in my mind. The gorgeous, pretty, mesmerizing Finnick Odair:

January 29, 2014

Main DIY of the Year!

Remember the time when I was complaining about the weather? I also recall myself promising of posting pictures of a DIY project during the rainy days since I have nothing else to do. My efforts are worth it as I was kinda successful at my first try and here it is:

Bookbinding, the mini edition

I got the idea from this instructable by KaptinScarlet. He was really great at making tutorials and has done a few cool DIY pieces in the past. When I came upon his bookbinding instructions, I was awed at how simple he made it seem to be and compared to other tutorials, I find his to be easy and understandable. It's not always that I could create a DIY project perfectly at my first try so I was extremely proud with the one above.

Though I confess that I kinda cheated too, using a small scale that it's more of a key chain than an actual notebook. But this year I am planning to design and bind a 2015 planner and I want it to be in a normal size this time. But I have to look at other tutorials this time since I have no idea how to do these:
You see those spines?
Yes! You actually have to sew those bitches together and I have no idea where to begin. Glue was OK for the mini books I made but I'm not so sure when they're bigger. Google the process and you get tons of different ways.

So I guess I have to focus on designing the planner itself before anything else huh? Good luck on me! =)


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