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Birth/Death

It’s my birth month again. Reminiscing about my teenage days, I remember I was planning to die before reaching 20. It wasn’t out of depression or anything back then. I simply didn’t want to get older. I used to enjoy my birthdays during childhood, but the excitement turned into confusion when I reached 14, when I thought I just wanted to stay youthful forever.

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I’m uploading these old photos because I don’t have enough time for a new shoot yet. These were taken by a friend about a decade ago. They are still my favorite. Photography: Cris Pangan (Circa 2008)

“Live free and die young with a beautiful corpse.”, I kept that in mind throughout my teenage days. There were times when I told people about my absurd ideals, and naturally, most of them just laughed it off and tried to talk me out of it. But I’m a person who’s not easily convinced, so I sticked with that thought for a while.

One day, I was chitchatting with a certain friend and when I mentioned it, she came up with a suggestion. She said, if I’m mainly concerned about the appearance, I could just look young. Age can just be a number. She even gave me some examples. I thought, hmm, yeah, reasonable enough. Okay.

I’m actually glad I’ve decided to keep on living. I’ve experienced more things and got to embrace the beauty and ugliness of the world. I’ve felt a lot more intense things and gained more knowledge along the way. (So, if you’re reading this right now and if for any reason, you’re considering to end your life, you may also want to reconsider it.)

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Photography: Cris Pangan (Circa 2008)

 

Speaking of life, I’ve recently changed my career path. While I do love fashion and graphic design, the real reason why I’ve decided to take an art course was because I wanted to work in the anime and manga industry.

Anime style wasn’t really encouraged in Fine Arts, so I think I somehow lost it in the process. I started taking projects in the other fields I was drawn to. I enjoyed them and eventually, it seemed too late for me to shift back to my original plan. I may always look confident but I have a destructive level of perfectionism, so even though other people would sometimes praise my works, I just didn’t think they were ever enough. I had a bad habit of throwing my works away before they were finished. I wasn’t satisfied (on personal standards), so I stopped something which I used to love doing, which is drawing. I didn’t draw for a decade. (Yeah, such a long slump. lol)

But lately, just watching Loon and other artists who are really passionate for it brings me pleasant memories. It reminds me of my childhood days when I used to draw daily and how enjoyable it felt back then. That’s why I decided to grab a pencil again. I want to live my life with no regrets.

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Photography: Cris Pangan (Circa 2008)

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from it. I thought it would be hard from this point, because I have to start from scratch again. That’s why when someone wanted to purchase the first artwork I managed to complete, I felt overjoyed and hopeful. Upon gaining more projects and getting even busier than before, it felt like a dream. I didn’t expect to gain everything so quickly. I didn’t even expect any result at all. Sometimes, we really have to take the risk to reach out for more happiness. It’s not a reason to stop learning though. At this point, there’s still so much to catch up on. I will also strive to manage my time to fit other things that I want to do, such as cosplay.


By the way, for my birthday this year, I really want to thank Loon for making it special. Despite telling her that I have no need to celebrate, she still bought me a cake. I thought I was able to convince her that the body massage was already enough as a gift and not to get me anything else, but upon arriving at her place in Cavite, I still received a gift.

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Yeah, her gifts are lowkey telling me to draw more. lol

(Note: I wasn’t able to update my blog last month. Aside from being busy, one of my cats unfortunately passed away, so I was really down and I didn’t feel like saying anything at all. It’s really sad to experience this just before my birthday. Everytime a cat dies, it really shatters me. For now, I don’t really want to talk about the details.)

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Loon’s Birthday

This update was supposed to be posted yesterday, but I was busy with other things so it got delayed. There are so many things that I want to write about, and I wanted to organize my thoughts before starting. I didn’t want to rush everything too much. Well, better late than half-assed. :p Here goes!

June gives me a special reason to celebrate every year. It’s Loon’s birth month! Ever since I met her, it has always been a happy month for me. It may sound cheesy but I always feel thankful that we’re born in the same era and that we’re able to meet in this lifetime.

For her birthday this year, we planned to celebrate it in their place. I went there extra early since she scheduled to have her wisdom tooth pulled at the beginning of the month.

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I accompanied her to the clinic. Did the dentist also ask if we’re twins/sisters/cousins, etc? Of course, as always!

It’s a sensitive operation, so I wanted to ensure that she’d be eating well. We were on a soup diet for a week.

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What I made for her: Mashed potato, mushroom soup, banana apple shake, pumpkin soup

When she got better after several days of bed rest, we went out to dine and watch Jurassic World with her family. I was having second thoughts whether I should go with them or not since I don’t often watch these types of movies, but Loon kept on convincing me about how good it is. She even made me watch the trailer while raving about it, and I found that funny somehow. And I thought, hey, it’s a rare chance to go with them so why not?

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Yasss!

I also enjoyed the movie in the end (and the popcorn too. The ones being sold inside the cinema tasted better!). Although, as usual, movies about animals make me sad. That’s why I always avoid watching them.

The following week, it was finally Loon’s birthday. Few months back, she told me she’d want me to take a photo of her for her birthday this year. I wasn’t able to bring my dslr so I made use of what I had: my cellphone. lol

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I was her one-man team. I styled her hair and yes, I also inflated the balloons one by one. *lol*
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Happy Birthday! She wore the dress that her mom gave her. I gave her a book this year, but she doesn’t want to show it since it’s a secret. *lol*
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We were joking around when I took the right photo. She dislikes it but I find it cute. *lol* It’s now my cp wallpaper.
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This is one of my favorite shots.
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With Pompom. This blog is getting long so I think I’ll write about her in the next blog.

Extra:

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Loon’s new crane game loot. It’s over a feet big!
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New Blog Layout

After a year and a half, I finally updated my blog layout. Ah, it looks so refreshing. I think that the new theme matches summer and the upcoming rainy days. I’d been considering to change it since last year, but it took me a lot of time to decide since I was contented with the old one. I was torn about keeping my page black, since it’s more like me. However, white emphasizes Loon’s artwork and it’s my favorite color as well (or tint, in technical terms). Well, I tried to keep them both and used black on the edges.

I actually updated it last month, since I was so excited to use this header illustration drawn by Loon. This artwork was supposed to be for my Facebook cover photo, but it turned out so nicely, it would’ve been such a waste if I didn’t feature it in my blog as well. (Note: Her usual clients pay her with $$$$. I paid my “commission” in the currency of… mangga’t bagoong… and love. It’s priceless! lol)

Speaking of this, here’s something we recently wore. When I think of summer, I think of white and blue, like the bright clouds and sky.

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It may look like it but we didn’t plan this photo at all. (lol) We came across this graffiti at SBMA near Dutyfree, during one of our dates. It matched the color scheme of our outfits. Unfortunately, the color of my pants didn’t register but they actually have light blue edges.
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New purikura. Yay~

I also got myself some bluish flowers: hydrangea. Just like roses, I think that they suit me too. I fell in love with these flowers over a decade ago, ever since I first saw them in holic. However, I always hesitated to get one for myself since it’s so hard to take care of in this climate.

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(L)Hydrangea (R)My hydrangea-colored nails

Cat Feature : JYAN

To be honest, I almost missed my May update because I’m so busy with a lot of other things. But I really wanted to post something this month for one of my cats, Jyan. He started to live with us around this time, last year.

My nephew and some neighbors’ kids, knowing that I love cats, brought him near my place back then. I was not happy with their behavior of passing responsibility to others without proper permission, so I was not planning to adopt him at first. I just left him some food and water when nobody else was looking.

Later on, the sky was getting darker and it seemed like it was going to rain. Of course, I couldn’t leave him outside like that. When evening came and everybody was asleep, I went out to take him to my place.

I found him there hopelessly hiding behind some plants. His eyes were closed and covered with discharge and it felt like he was just waiting for his death to come. This sight made me feel so sad. I tried calling him, and he answered with a faint meow. I covered him with a shirt to pick him up, just in case he behaves wildly like some other stray cats. But he was so tame and nice. He didn’t kick, bite, or scratch me. He just let me carry him all the way up my place. When we arrived, I offered him some food and he ate like there’s no tomorrow.

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(L)His photo when I first got him, with infected eyes (R)A few days later, he could finally open them. I also gave him some supplements to enhance his appetite when he got sick.
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He loved playing with my hair and sleeping on my lap.
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A very playful cat
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By the way, I let my nephew name him. He suggested “John”. I messed up the spelling and made it “Jyan”, it sounds more cat-like. (lol)
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Look at him now. Jyan turned out to be the sweetest and nicest cat I have. He always calls me through my window to wake me up every morning… at 8am (huhu so early)
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Happy birthday, Jyan!

 

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Summer

Summer is here! For many, this season is almost synonymous to vacations, blue skies, and splashing waves. It’s the perfect time to go on a trip. Being a hikikomori, I’m not the type of person to brave the scorching heat and to socialize with lots of people. I usually decline invitations because I’ve always been too lazy to go out. But last year, Loon said she felt like seeing the ocean so hey, why not? This trip was actually long overdue. It was supposed to be last year, but due to the rainy season and being busy mostly, we only got to go last week.

Subic/Olongapo is one of everyone’s go-to destinations when it comes to resorts, which is a great advantage for me since I live here. (And is also ironic because I rarely go to the beach. lol) Loon felt like renting a room even though my place is literally close to the area. She said she wanted to go on a full vacation mode. lol

(All photos were taken through my cp because I was too lazy to bring my camera. My cp cam’s palm trigger mode is a blessing. We can now take pictures together.)

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So here’s our outfit on Day 1.

We rarely go swimming, so why not grab a pretty swimsuit to go with it? I was so happy to find something that is suitable for my body type. We wanted to wear something light but not too revealing. We wanted the final outcome to still look sophisticated despite showing a little bit of skin.

I was supposed to get plain black ones but these prints are beautiful and I wanted something that feels more like summer. People may always see me wearing black, but I always try to wear something colorful whenever I can. Black feels natural for me, but incorporating colors while still keeping my style feels like a bit of a challenge. As soon as I saw this fabric, I thought that it’s something Yuuko might also pick. (She’s my #fashiongoal because she can still look dark and mysterious while wearing colorful outfits.) I also like Loon’s swimwear print because it somehow reminds me of cheongsam fabrics.

I rolled and tied up my hair because it’s too long and keeping it down would make it look hideous in the water. I’ve also read horror stories about loose braids.

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I wasn’t supposed to post this outfit shot anymore, but Loon loves it so here it is. lol

We arrived at the hotel in the afternoon. We grabbed a bite before taking a dip.

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The pasta was a little bland and they didn’t serve condiments. The bread and drinks were great though. I love the fresh watermelon shake. ❤
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Loon pretending to be dead. lol

After chilling out at the pool area, we went down to check the beach. Compared to the ones I went to with my family way back, the beach area was tiny, but it’s understandable as the place is mainly a hotel. On the brighter side, the place isn’t as crowded as the family-friendly beaches on the other side. And it’s mostly filled with tourists minding their own business. We almost had it all to ourselves.

The shore is surrounded with rocks covered with shells, which are more visible when the water level is shallow in the morning, and gets submerged later in the day.

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Top: A snapshot of the place. ; Bottom: Up close. They’re alive and moving!
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Check out the clean and clear water.
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The previous photo may look romantic but here’s the harsh reality. lol; Comic drawn by Loon. ❤
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Loon was here. lol

After playing around the shore, we went back to our room to have a short rest before going out again.

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This skirt from earth music&ecology feels like it’s made for the beach. The sea green shirt was something inexpensive I bought from a tiangge. I’m not entirely happy with this coordinate but for something I didn’t put a lot of thought on, it turned out okay, I guess.

When the evening came, we had a nice dinner and some cocktail at the hotel’s restaurant by the sea. I heard loud music and spotted people partying at the other side. I felt glad we didn’t go there.

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Loon had an extra-mild glass of Midori Splice. I used to be a heavy-drinker in my younger days, and I didn’t really drink cocktails back then. I rarely drink alcohol nowadays so something as mild and sweet as Midori is a pleasant treat.

Next morning, we strolled around the beach to watch fishes before having breakfast.

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Left photo was taken by Loon.💖 My hairstyle from the previous day gave me loose waves which remained even after shower. And I finally got to wear the beach dress I bought on a whim from ACDC Rag 7 years ago.
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Loon topped her casual outfit with this light and airy sheer dress.

The serene ambiance was perfect for breakfast.

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Too many eggs.

Loon wanted to go back to the beach as soon as we got back home. lol Next time, definitely!

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Do not Approach

Just in time for my March update! Due to my packed schedule, I wasn’t able to take new photos. I browsed through my files and found this backlog. I almost forgot about it. I realized it’s been a year! *lol*

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(Photography: Hydrogenesis) We had this photo taken in the evening.

I know I’m not as active in social media as I used to be. I’m just too lazy on most days. But I still like to lurk  ̶t̶o̶ ̶o̶b̶s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶w̶e̶a̶k̶n̶e̶s̶s̶e̶s̶ to stay updated. I think that not being active that much will also give me more time to work on the things that I really want to do.


I only got back to Olongapo a week ago and I’m still catching up on a lot of things. I was planning to come back earlier, but Hide and Loon got sick, and I wanted to take care of them so I extended my stay. More than a month had been my longest stay in Loon’s place so far.

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Loon’s cat, Hiss

During my stay, Loon and I found a new entertaining hobby. *lol* Crane games!

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(L) Our first ever prize, which unfortunately got lost. (R) The growing collection of crane game loots.
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(L) Loon in action *lol* (R) My outfit that day aka my latest photo (I’m wearing Loon’s hand-me-downs)
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Loon can finally update her picture frame after 10 years literally. *lol*

On another note, I finally gained weight which I’m thankful for. I’m now back to 45kg, which is my usual weight and also my ideal weight. Thanks to my father and Loon’s delicious cooking.

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Loon’s homemade foods. I’d like to say that she’s the ideal wife, but she’s way more than that.

Last December, I started to get into gardening. I bought myself some potted roses and Loon also asked me to take care of her herbs (parsley, lemonbalm, and mint) and succulents. Whew, they are growing so quickly. I want to propagate my roses and to add some fruits and vegetables next.

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My plants. Note to self: I need to move the lemonbalm into a more shaded area to avoid yellowing.
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My rose grew over a feet since I first got it.

I always feel delighted whenever it has new blooms. The flowers have slightly varied colors; some are reddish and some are more on the magenta side. My mother told me that it might have been planted with a double graft or something.

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Loon got herself some flowers too.
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Staycation

RENOVATION + VALENTINES

I’ve been staying at Loon’s place longer than usual this month. Aside from a lot of things going on, this is due to her plans to renovate her room. When she told me about it a few months ago, I quickly threw in some ideas. Anything that has something to do with designing excites me. And well, when you are too meticulous and your girlfriend needs to have her room painted, you make some time and paint it yourself!

I already have a bit of experience when it comes to painting walls since I painted my own room (with my father) last year. It’s a fairly simple thing to do. And I really insist on doing it myself because as much as I’d want to hire someone else, it’s hard to find people who pay attention to small details nowadays. I randomly find myself staring at little crooks and paint slips and they somehow drive me crazy. (lol) I get the urge to retouch them everytime I see some wherever I go.

Loon also lent a hand and it took us a couple of days to finish everything. It was supposed to finish within 1-2 days but the seller seemed to give us the wrong type of paint, so some areas took a bit longer to dry than expected. That’s why we weren’t able to go out for a date on Valentine’s. (We expected the heavy traffic anyway, so there’s that too.) Though, it didn’t stop us from doing something to celebrate.

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The tradition continues! This year, when Loon asked me what I wanted for Valentines, I thought of something challenging that she hasn’t tried making yet: chocolate lava cake. What she made tasted so heavenly~ She used four types of chocolates to make it. The chocolate lover in me is so pleased.  She also baked some pasta and garlic bread that were so delish~

On the other hand, she asked me to make something simple: custard pudding. Despite being a simple dessert, I wanted to make it more special than usual. I first considered incorporating some flavors, toppings, and designs (to be more extra lol), but in the end, I decided to stick with the original type since it brings out its charm the best. It was my first time to make it, so I was somehow expecting the consistency to be a failure. When I took it out of the mold, I was delighted to find out that it turned out a lot better than I expected. To top it all, I’m so glad Loon loved it too. 


HOROSCOPE

We weren’t able to watch the dragon dance this year. I didn’t pay much attention to them in the past, but Loon finds them cute and she always looks forward to watching them every year. They are indeed lively and colorful and fine to see! Too bad we were not updated with the schedules. Gotta plan it earlier next year.

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Shirt says “GLORIOUS” ❤

By the way, I was born in the year of the tiger (*gasp* huge clue~). When Loon looks up stuff about horoscopes, I enjoy reading them too. I don’t believe in the supernatural but it’s fun to have some sort of interest on things like that. Compared to religion and ghosts, I believe they somehow have a liiiitle bit more scientific basis, in terms of gravitational pull maybe.


Extra: NEUTER

We’re taking them one by one. This time, it’s Hide’s turn to get neutered. He was being rowdy lately so Loon decided to get his balls snipped. (lol)

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We were allowed to watch the sedation part. We were surprised about how quickly the injection took effect (a few seconds!). I always thought it took a lot longer than that, maybe 30min or so like the tablets.

By the way, Hide is behaving now and he’s back to his sweet and calm self. (lol)

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Unplanned Trip

October is going to be such a busy month. I’m trying to catch up on everything, including this blog. Ah, I missed another update last month. There are just so many things to do. Sometimes, I wonder when will I ever have enough time for real life and everything else I want to work on. *lol*

Last month, Loon stayed at my place and I didn’t feel like posting that much. I just wanted to spend my time lying in bed, eating, and doing lots of fun things.

But surprise, surprise. We had enough energy to show up at Cosmania ’17 afterall.

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First, a no-mask photo. :p

We actually took this photo while falling in line at Watsons. I had a sudden dysmenorrhea so we went to buy some painkillers (which I ended up not taking since the pain went away on its own).

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So glad to meet these people. But I’m sad we didn’t see the rest of our friends.

Team Virus! Yes, we were sick – hence, the masks. Loon got a cold a week or so before the event. She asked me not to get too close to her or I’ll get infected. But hey, a cold or whatever won’t stop me, would it? ;p A day later, we both got a flu! Hahaha!

Here’s what we wore at the event:

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We didn’t plan it but our outfits somehow matched.
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Have a closer look at the dress detail.

I was intending to shop at Cosmania, but we weren’t able to find the things I was looking for.

Here are a few things I got:

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Loon and I got new matching rings. My hand somehow looks manly here. lol

And speaking of finds, here are some more from a recent trip.

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I also want to show the spider earrings, but I left it at Loon’s place.
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We also got matching cp cases. Can you spot which one is mine?

Before going home, Loon took me to this little cafe that’s so much worth a visit.

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I loved everything, especially their nachos and Ferrero cake. Now, it’s one of my favorite cakes!

I still have lots of stories and I will post more when I can!

 

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Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

August is almost over and that means Xmas my birth month is coming up. The exact date is still a secret though. ;p This year, I have so many plans and I hope everything pushes through.

As for my age, people keep on asking about it but I’ll also keep it to myself. A year ago, I started having a few strands of gray hair. At first, I had unsure feelings about it but then, I realized, “Hey, this actually looks cool. I can rock this.”. Actually, I had been planning to get gray highlights way back, so the fact that they haven’t multiplied by now somehow disappoints me. lol

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Hello, hooman!

It might not be noticeable but lately, I also lost a lot of weight. When I  weighed myself last month, I was down to 39kg, 6kg below my usual weight, and is the lightest I’ve been as an adult. Last time I was this light was around 10 years ago. 45kg, my ideal weight is still way too low for my height (according to the charts, that is). However, I don’t want to be any heavier than this. I love this weight and how it makes me feel. I’d be happy gaining back the usual. So far, I’m 41-42kg, so it’s just a couple more kg to go.

Back in my youth, being underweight used to be one of my greatest insecurities. Aside from being affected by the norms, I always got teased about it too. As I grew up, I realized that there’s nothing wrong with myself. I eat normally and I rarely get sick. I just happen to be one of those people with a fast metabolic rate. In fact, one of the reasons why I prefer having a homebased job is because I can munch on something anytime I want. (Yep, I’m eating something right now too. lol) I can’t eat large portions at once so I easily get hungry. (Don’t invite me to all-you-can-eat buffets. It’s not worth it.) I like eating small to medium portions several times a day. Anyway, learning to be comfortable with myself helped me improve in a lot of things.

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I love the new palette of my room.

Since I’m trying to gain back my weight lately, I’m also getting back to cooking.

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I love different kinds of pasta and fried rice.

By the way, check out my fabulous new plates! A few weeks ago while I was out for some errands, I passed through the home section and these instantly caught my eye. They are so pretty, right? I got them at an incredibly low price too. I don’t think I’ll want to use these to eat though. I would love to, but I also don’t want them to get ruined so I’m keeping them for now.

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Maybe I should buy another set. lol
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From Last Year

Last month, although I was able to make more progress compared to my previous pace, I was still disappointed with myself because I knew I was still slacking off. I had been planning to push myself further to accomplish even more this month. I had a lot of things to do in line. But unfortunately, due to struggling with some… health issues, I had no choice but to sit back and take some rest. I’ll probably talk more about these frustrations in my next posts.

On the brighter side, a friend sent some photos he took of us from last year so I can still maintain my two-posts-a-month streak. (Yey~)

These shots were taken when we attended Cosplay Mania last October 2016. I had been trying to avoid saying gloomy things but sadly, these were some of the last few coordinates I styled for us, while we were together as a couple.

Dressing up for me is a form of art. I always feel great satisfaction everytime I find pieces that look like they are made to go together (especially if they’re from different collections/brands). Blending colors and textures in perfect harmony always brings me pleasure beyond words. Clothes and accessories that reflect a part of me are hidden gems. Fashion is like an extension of my skin. (I actually wanted to say “an extension of my soul”, but I don’t believe in souls lol)

I think these coordinates can be classified under what they would refer to in Japan as “puchipura“(プチプラ), as I didn’t choose pieces from the more expensive brands. (The term puchipura was coined from “petit” and “price“).

Anyway, let’s get to it! Here’s what we wore for Day 1. We arrived at the event around 6pm or so because we spent our entire afternoon falling in line for Pablo’s Cheesecake. lol *no regrets*

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Loon’s skirt was actually something I bought from ACDC Rag for my little sister around 5 years ago. (She chose it herself lol) She had grown a lot now and it seems like she has no plans of wearing it anymore so I borrowed it for this set.

The chokers and necklaces were Loon’s finds. Her safety pin bracelet was from Bodyline and the cute leg accessory was something commisioned by Ian Cartalaba. Check out his shop here.

It makes me sad that I forgot to include the black cat plush as one of my favorite items in my Friday the 13th post. (I might edit that next time.) I bought this from a random shop in 0101 Shinjuku, if I remember it right. It’s so cute it even has a small pocket at the back. I used to annoy my favorite cat with this plush too.

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I’m not a dog person but as soon as I saw the length, texture, and design of the longsleeves, I was delighted and immediately bought it. I knew it would perfectly match that shirt. The crop top I wore was originally a dress, which I modified. I got the sunglasses from a local street vendor for as low as 50pesos($1). lol Lately, I’m also getting fond of more comfortable pieces such as those pants and shoes.

For Day 2, we decided to go for something more simple because we intended to roam around the event longer.

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This jumper from Forever 21 felt majestic to wear. lol The lower part somehow reminded me of a certain coat I have from BPN. The sheer fabric was very light and soft and the drape felt like I was wearing a cape. Although, the length made me a little bit paranoid while riding the escalator.

It’s not visible in this photo but at the back of Loon’s shoes, there are black strips with similar “Love” design like the one on her skirt. Her mini panda bag is 3x more adorable up close. It even has a little bamboo design at the tip.

My rabbit bag here belongs to Loon. The design makes me think of Alice in Wonderland. And yes, as you may notice, we “recycled” the bag and shoes for this set too because multiple shoes and bags are too heavy to carry all the way to Manila. (/tagabundok probs)

cosmania-3It was such a windy day! You may visit Kira’s page for more photos like this.

I wish there are more chances to dress up like this. But aside from the Ph heat, I don’t have the vigor to go out that often anymore. (/old people probs lol)

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Chocolat

First of all, I finally got a camera remote control. (Yey!) Although, it’s hard to focus using this and it only allows me to have 2 seconds to prepare, as opposed to the camera’s 10-second timer. Brighter side is that it takes a lot less energy compared to going back and forth to the camera to press the button. Next goal: proper lights!

Since I’m not making chocolates this Valentine’s, I decided to dress like one. (Well, two actually. ;p)
brown-f-34150This Liz Lisa jsk immediately reminded me of chocolates as soon as I saw it. It resembles a fancy chocolate box, don’t you think? For the hair accessory, I picked something simple to give it a bit of otona vibe.

Sometimes, people would tell me that they’re curious about how I would look like without my signature bangs. Here you go. I did my makeup differently though. (And let me answer what you’re thinking. Yes, Luna is gone. This abomination devoured her.lol)

Sweet image is one of my weaknesses. As expected, the outcome didn’t turn out as girly as I hoped to be (lol) but that’s just me being me being bittersweet, like how I prefer my chocolates.

brown-m-34150The idea behind this was inspired by Teru’s Rock and Read issue. I took a photo of my dansou self to match the other one.

I might have been eating too much chocolates because I can’t help but think that the coat’s buttons look yummy enough to eat. lol

Anyway, let me give you a peek to what I’m referring to. (I love it so much I got two copies. I was even planning three but practicality got the better of me.)

teruTeru: Someone who can do both

What are your plans for Valentine’s? Like any other day, alone or not, let’s make it a good one. Afterall, the person who loves us most is ourselves.