28 Oct 2010

My Creative Juices Have Run Dry

  • Working on several layout proposals for Lily, the magazine I work for as a contributing editor creative editor.
  • Listening to The Teenagers
  • Sketching thumbnails for possible layouts
And now, I'm still squeezing my brain for other ideas. But I really need a break so here I am, blogging about it.

Well I just found out last night about Blogger stats from Nicole. Not very surprised with the number of readers I have in this blog since I don't really tell people about it. But I am pretty overwhelmed with the fact that I have readers from France, Netherlands, America, and England among others. So you - my readers - should definitely check out LILY under Write and Burn. It's for everyone who's into the Skins type of lifestyle (like me!).

26 Oct 2010

Nice to Know You

I'm beginning to notice how much this feels
Like a waking limb... in pins and needles,
Nice to know you, good-bye

These are the lyrics to Incubus' song, Nice to Know You. And it has been indeed nice to know you. University Rock on Nu107 has ended - the last episode aired last night and I can't feel any worst. Being a part of NU107 (The only radio station in the Philippines who play rock music all through out) and let alone, University Rock has been an honor. The last batch of student DJs, that's what we (Annie, Izzy, Erika, Lisane and Rica) are - or were for that matter. We didn't get paid, we didn't get laid, but we got to meet awesome people, talk on the radio about meaningless stuff and blab about the collegiate life.

For the record, I always knew this was my calling (one of the many few, actually). When I was around seven, I told my dad that I want to be a DJ because they just seem to have the awesome-st jobs ever! And he said that it takes a lot to be one. They don't just TALK on air. And in URock, that I've learned.

I remember the first time I spoke on the microphone to answer Job's (from batch 2 of Urock) question about my (now non-existent) tongue stud. I ended up stumbling about how my mom reacted when she saw it and all that. Also boarding with my URock bestie, Annie who is from CSB and playing band alphabet with Corporate Skyscrapers from CSB, Ateneo and DLSU. They were a bunch of fun boys. Good times, good times. I feel bad that I only get to spend with my URock family for such a short time. It was really great when our boss, Sir Mico (aka Lord Vader) asked us if it was the first time we all met (Batch 3) because it seems like we've known each other for a long time.

Boarding with Izzy was great too. We had ABCD (Whom I blogged about around a month ago) and they were very nice as well.

I guess all I'm really trying to say is that.. I wish it didn't have to end so fast. But It was surely great while it lasted.

So now I bid my adieu to University Rock on NU107. The experience we had there are priceless. But the friendship I do know that the friendship we all had will last a lifetime. I will miss you, and we will meet again.

25 Oct 2010

With Love, Ormoc

Oh hello!

As most of you know, I'm on Vacation and currently taking a break here in Ormoc. Today is day three of my stay here and we already did so many things! Like swimming, going around the city, and shopping of course! We did most of the latter, actually and I scored a bunch of lovely things on my second day!

What I scored:
  • Black sabrina lace top
  • Pink lace top
  • Hello Kitty purse
  • Charm necklace
  • Chanel earrings
  • "Minnie Mouse" head bands
I wish I can post more pictures but then Tyler (my 40D) is broken and we'd have to do away with my mom's cellphone which is okay, I guess. It's better than nothing, right?

Yesterday we went swimming and I was worried sick that something wrong would happen to my new anchor tattoo but good thing it's safe! It sucks that I got a tan, though. Well not really, but I got darker. I was already very contented with my fair skin tone. But it would be nice if it (my skin tone) would even out.

As you can see I changed a few stuff and already uploaded a more hi-res photo of the things I bought the past days.

My mom borrowed her friend's digicam so we'd have something to use all through out the week. Having a camera actually made me in the mood for going around the city.

I am happier.

21 Oct 2010

Dear Effy Stonem

(Sadly, I cannot post pictures since Blogger is on maintenance)

For today's agenda, my dad and I went to the mall to buy myself a pair of these nice harem pants I got infatuated with last Monday. They were gray and comfortable, but when I went back for them this afternoon, it felt like I didn't like them at all. And that's when I woke up, harem was never meant for me. I ended up not getting anything, sadly.

I wore a gray deep v-neck shirt, a black body-con skirt, some ripped stockings (the runs were unintentional), and my trusty black Chuck Taylors. My pink / white / orange Topshop shopper's bag accompanied me and added some color to my look. I swear, I have been in monotones since I could remember!

Anyway, I met up with my best friend, Dave, his boyfriend (well now, ex) Andrei and our friend Karla and Aaron. Actually I was with Karla first then the both of them. Moving on, after Karla left, I waited for Dave and Andrei in Kopiroti where I had a glass of their home made iced tea. When they finally arrived, I was showered (not really) with compliments on how they like my outfit, so and so which later on lead to Dave making me wear one of his fabulous, new Aldo boots. The moment I stood in one shoe (my other foot were in them Chucks), my best friend told me that my get-up was so Effy Stonem. And you have no idea how much I love Effy's style (and her)! Must I say that the boots definitely made my look better? I don't mean to sound narcissistic or anything along those lines but I am not kidding! Being told that I dressed like Effy is just great! Too great in fact that I can't wait to get my hands on a pair of sixteen-eyed Docs that I'm buying from a friend.

It was a really nice evening of catching up and laughter. It's not all the time that I get to be surrounded by fashion-inducing-and-loving friends! Well, I used to be back in 2007 but that's just a long time ago.

20 Oct 2010

Of Pen Tablets and Free Time

I managed to create this using my dad's Wacom pen tablet and during my excessive amount of free time. It's pretty isn't it? Pretty amazing. It's not the way I want it to be, though. So yeah. But I can improve that! I'll be working on more illustrations like this in the future anyway. With sem-break and my being broke? There's no stopping me.

17 Oct 2010

Hello, Sembreak!

I know, I know! I'm a day late. Sue me! But who cares? At least I'm still posting something regarding the topic almost every college student is thrilled about.

This past week has gone too slowly to my dismay. Actually no, make that the past weeks. I've been sleepless, moody, and out of it for most part! And it isn't any fun. The only thing that made me get through all these stuff was the thought of when it's all over, I can have my freedom (from stress). And that was good enough. On my last day of classes which was Friday, I had to get a lot of things printed and the lines were too long and it just annoyed me. I was such a bitch to everybody who got in my way. Even after I managed to submit all the papers and plates due, I was still in a hurry for no reason at all. You know, adrenaline.

Now that's all over, I can finally relax in my over-sized shirts and underwear at home. And wear tights with a nice dress when I go out - not the usual black skinny jeans and uniform blouse to school.

As a reward to myself (other than sleep, that is), I bought a new shade of lipstick!
This isn't the exact same thing but the shade is similar to this. It's called sheer pinkish nude. Ohmygod, I'm such a girl. If you knew me back in high school, I wasn't really the kikay type so to speak. I only carried baby powder around and that's it. At times my mom would get mad at me for not bringing a bag at all because I really don't bring anything when we go out, I usually just put my money in my pocket. PLUS, I have lived in a shirt, jeans and sneakers for all eternity! Thanks dad. It was only after college that I learned to - say - dress up and put on make up. I've always been one of the boys.

Anyway, I'm really excited to go out soon because I really want to wear this new tint I got! Well I already tried it on of course and it looks perfect. I'll get another one some time next week. Tee-hee. Me and my simple pleasures.

3 Oct 2010

You Be The Anchor That Keeps My Feet on The Ground

And let me formally present to you, my third (and best) tattoo so far. An anchor done right above my right ankle as a reminder to keep my feet on the ground. P&P Tattoo is amazing. Do you see how CLEAN that tattoo looks? I am beyond amazed.

It's already been three days since I got it (September 30, Thursday) and it still hurts like a bitch. Kind of uncomfortable if you ask me. But it's just too lovely for words so I will shut up now.

1 Oct 2010

It's Time to Blog

Notice the title? I kind of borrowed a song title from Panic! At the Disco (It's Time to Dance, anyone?), one of my favorite bands back in high school.. around four years ago. Wow, time travels fast! Damn, I should be taking my thesis right now. I just had to take up fashion first though. Just because.

Anyway, I'm in my dad's place right now, typing away! His place is actually very nice and clean. The men in my family. Blah. My brother's room is cleaner than mine. I wonder why? Oh right, maybe because I'm such a klutz. Aren't girls supposed to be the cleaner ones? What ever happened to that? It basically isn't that big but it sure was better than I expected! I guess I'll start staying here more often.

Last night, I had my third tattoo done! I wouldn't be able to post a picture of it yet, though since Tyler's still broken and I have to bring him to Canon's service center. I really need to get him fixed ASAP! Anyway, I had my friend Gab (yes, the same Gab from A Boat Called Disaster) design it. He actually gave me two gift certificates from P&P Tattoo & Body Art but I was only able to use one since it clearly states that it can only be used by one (GC) per person. But thank you, Gab! I can't remember how many times I've thanked him since he decided to just give me the GCs! What a great way to end my first Ber month for 2010! I was actually supposed to pick up the design and the gift checks the other day (September 29) but failed because I had to study for a graded recitation (which did not happen) so I just passed by for 'em yesterday. I was behind schedule because I left the house pretty late because of the rain. So I decided to cut my only class with Desiree (one of my blockmates) as she accompanied me to get it. I feel bad that neither of us had a camera but it's all good. I'll just ask someone else to take a picture of it.

That's it for the day. I have to leave for school now. I better think of something to do after class!

I am such a sad excuse for a girl.