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Sunday, December 17, 2006

FC xmas parteh

Some pix from my first Filcosplay xmas party! Taken by FART

early birds


crazy sentai poses

ooh-ing and aah-ing at RetsuMarippe's magical sporing christmas tree

caught red handed vandalizing

FC ghetto crue

catching up on sleep while waiting for the party to start

FART's Holy_Cow waking me up, "Party started, let's eat lunch!"

monogrammed(?) plastic cup

Group name initials are CPH, so I named mine Chibi Poring Hunters

Our first game was Cheer Competition. After naming our group, I thought up this cheer after Jhen and Tanix wondered if we could work with a cheer that sounds like YMCA:

We're CPH
We're Chibi Poring Hunters
We're CPH

We hunt porings all day
We hunt porings all night
Come on and join the fight

We're still debating if it's good or it's crap, because the lyrics admittedly is no MetroPop entry, but to our pleasant surprise, we won!

Btw, we were all laughing in the pic because in the end of our cheer we sorta just fell apart because the guys argued about doing the Haado Gei Pelvic Thrust. Some of them just walked away, while us girls just rolled over laughing!

Maya and her Poring Pets by Mabuhay Boardgame (oooook)

my bling cap

wavy hair(after being stuffed in the cap all day due to the hot weather)

Time to go home! Thanks to Joy(Danaya cosplayer!) for the ride back and forth ^_^

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

UP AME Matsuri aftermath

This is the first placer Majinbu, complete with steam effects!

This is the cosplayer who won second place as the Morgul King.

These photos are taken by Ronyu of Filcosplay. You can view other pictures taken by him by clicking his name :D

The third placer in the individual category is Master Pogi! XD I'll post a pic when I find a nice one

This one is taken by FehlgamTroice, also a fellow FC member! The Naruto toddler is so cuuuuuuuute!!! You can view his UP Matsuri album here. And you can view his caption of the pic here ;)

You can also view this one in Yojichan's Multiply account, where you'll see lots of cat-eared cuties! =^.^=

These pics are from Presea, of the lovely Encantadia cosplayers also from Filcosplay.

These are from Arikado ^_^

These are from FART :)

From moodyangst ^_^ with caramel dance by Alodia and Crissey

And speaking of Alodia, these are taken by her :D

And here's me with Nejin as Kenshin from Samurai X!

Friday, December 08, 2006

RF Online N00b

Problem 1:

I tried to play RF Online in Netopia but instead I kept getting this message:

"Patch failure. Please try in short future."


Since I was playing in an internet cafe, I told the employees about it and they suggested I try a different machine. It works! Sheesh, I shoulda done this sooner. Gahd I'm such a newb >_< but then, what if that happened to my personal computer??

Problem 2:

WTF?? Now I'm getting this message: "Not a subscribing user. would you like to subsribe?"

Whaddayamean I'm not a subscribing user?? I just bought PhP20 credits and topped up!


I met a fellow RF player at the UP AME who told me I should go to the Use Credits page and choose the game I'd use the credits for. Considering I just added those same credits to game it asked me to specify, I never thought of this solution independently. I've yet to give it a try though, because...

Problem 3:

Bad news for people who bought credits worth PhP100, which entitles you to unlimited play for five days.

IF you can play within those days, that is!

But if you kept getting that stupid 'Connection to the server failed' message? For one, two, or even worse; five days? You have just kissed your hundred clams goodbye. For nothing.

There are simply days when the servers are simply down. And there's nothing you can do about it. Ugh.


I'm afraid the most we can do is resolve to buy the lowest denominations from now on, because unlimited plays mean nothing to players who only rent the machine they play on. And to everyone when the game itself is inaccessible anyway.


I honestly want to play this game and seriously level up and all, but all these fuck-ups are just not worth it. I won't even start with how I never get problems like these when I was playing Guild Wars(yes, the game that doesn't need any topping up at all)! I'm very frustrated. But if anyone can help me resolve these stupid mysteries I'd highly appreciate it.

David Mack Guide dot com

I came in to work this morning to find Leinil Yu's previews of Ronin vs Elektra in New Avengers #27. When I read that Ronin is actually Echo, I remembered how David Mack created that character along with Joe Quesada so I thought of browsing his site. That's where I found I'm in their June 2006 news! ^_^

Thursday, December 07, 2006

UP AME Matsuri

I hope to see you guys there at the UP AME Matsuri happening this Saturday, December 9 at the UP Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman! I am happy to say that my costume and staff are now officially complete ^_^ I hope to see you guys there! here's the character I'm cosplaying:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Pilya Fanart

From now on, I'll be featuring a new Pilya Fanart every month. If you want to be featured next email me when you've finished an artwork and I'll feature it in my sidebar all month, with a direct link to you.

This month I'm starting with Taray and Pilya by Stalk. You can click on the image itself to take you directly to his webpage :)

Anyway, I'm in a happier mood today thanks to this:

Pilya 31

Argh! I want to update more often but I'm doing a lot of things lately, namely preparing for the cosplay I'll be doing at the UP AME this Matsuri Saturday, December 9! Hopefully we get good pics after so I can post them here ^_^ I finished the costume this morning, complete with staff, thanks to my family and friends who helped ^_^

Like I said, Robert Wong started me off with cutting and putting together the skirt and vest armor parts. Jewel helped me find Mannequin Incorporated where I bought a blonde wig at a 20% discount. Dessie Aquino sewed my suit, gloves and stockings. Dad spray painted the gold parts of my staff. Bebe made the belly charms and helped me shop for materials. Mom and Wanwan also gave a lot of useful input and support :D


Vote for Chex

You read that right. So if your mobile is subscribed to Globe or Smart get your fingers texting and vote for my friend Chex in the 2006 Artic Image Model Search!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Learn to be Lonely

I heard this song from my roommate's laptop when I got up today.

Child of the wilderness
Born into emptiness
Learn to be lonely
Learn to find your way in darkness
Who will be there for you,
comfort and care for you?
Learn to be lonely
Learn to be your one companion
Never dreamed out in the world
There are arms to hold you
You've always known
Your heart was on its own
So laugh in your loneliness
Child of the wilderness
Learn to be lonely
Learn how to love life that is lived alone
Learn to be lonely
life can be lived
life can be loved

And I found this little quiz in karenkristie's blog :)

Friday, December 01, 2006

Counter Strike Babes

Times like these I wish I have my own computer ;) I've never tried using customized player models tho. I wonder if anybody here has. Do they work out okay?

I've been playing Counter Strike since college, when my then-boyfiend taught me by showing me how to use the guns and stuff, then proceeding to 0wn my n00b13 @$$. Needless to say I retaliated by 0wnzng him in real life :) Don't worry, he's still alive and we're still friends.

To make the long story short I sucked so bad I never had fun playing the game until just last week when my coworkers taught me to use the right guns. For the first time my gameplay improved like it never has in years! So yeah, I'm addicted. If belatedly.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Redyan of A3

It all started years ago when we saw this spread of stickers being sold on the street. The cg art is breathtakingly gorgeous I laid claim on it immediately. And have since been asking everyone I know, especially hardcore gamers, if they could tell me what game or anime those stickers were all about. Nobody knew either.

Just last month, I stumbled upon this site about CG babes and this is where I found her! Finally! I got her name! and with that I Googled around until I found out more:

There's this gorgeous girl named Redyan, from this mature Korean MMORPG called A3. I only wish this game could someday be played here in Manila.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Pilya 30

The strip picks up from the previous one, where we reveal that Taray doesn't own a computer. Pilya's suggestion to get one thru office request didn't push through because their boss doesn't think gym instructors(like wushu senseis) need computers.

Ok, I'm drawing my strips again. Kinda. Baby steps ;D I've spent most of the time figuring out how the new layout should be to be able to translate them for different media besides online; namely print and mobile, and in the future maybe even more; but I'll let you know about that as soon as I can ;)

And yes the story is definitely going somewhere now, believe me XD Just watch out for the next few strips!


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jac Strips in New Worlds

Yay! I got featured as a Graphic Artist member of New Worlds Alliance! You can read the article here.WA is a community of different science fiction and fantasy fangroups in the Philippines. If you're into science fiction and/or fantasy you're more than welcome to join in on the fun :D


My friend Tobie Abad uploaded another issue of his comic series Diliman. Check it out if you can handle it ;) it's on of the very few comics that I actually found scary! I'll update this post for a more detailed review after I'm done with work ^_^;;

Friday, November 10, 2006


Want to Get Sorted?

I'm a Ravenclaw!

After being known as Jacky Cho Chang of Pinoy Harry Potter for many years, I recently joined their forums and got myself Sorted. To my joy and relief, the Sorting Hat let me into Ravenclaw! I hope that means he forgave me for drawing him as a pimp hat.

If you like Harry Potter books or movies, you can join the mailing list! Access the forums here and get Sorted yourself ;)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Pilya 29

The strip is about Guild Wars: Factions, which is the expansion to the original Guild Wars. I'd love to try it out because I've been playing GW in Netopia. But they don't have the expansion there. Which means I'd have to buy it myself. That would be very unlikely because I don't really have my own PC.

I apologise for not updating my weekly webcomic like I should >_< I've just been so busy lately and it got to a point that I got really rusty making comic strips. I did this one just to jumpstart myself. Hopefully I get my groove back soon enough ;)

Let's just see where the strip goes from here. And yes, hopefully I'd actually start drawing strips again LOLZ! XD


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

I went crazy with lack of sleep so I came up with a wallpaper XD

Cosplay Progress:

I've finished making the armor. Evaguy_01 helped me get started by making the vest and skirt parts. I finished the rest, painting details on everything and adding red reflectors. I bought the shoes on sale for PhP150. I put the little circle things with rugby/rubber cement.

I would have liked to buy orange reflectors but they're out of stock. Fortunately these worked better than expected. Due to my inexperience tho I stretched them upon application so they kept peeling off. I solved that little problem by applying a bit of glue over the edges. I used LEEHO gold glitter fabric paint, but apparently they're not that visible in photos. So regular glue would have worked just as well.

As for cutting, regular scissors worked just fine because they're just 4mm-thick foam rubber. It's white, so I used the standard white Staedtler eraser to clean it up a bit before I started painting the details with black waterbased latex paint and a cheap oilpainting brush. So it's kinda embarassing when the painting ended up looking pretty sketchy up close.

As for the cloth parts of the costume, I asked around for a seamstress. I first found one in Quezon City who quoted PhP4000 for the costume. When I asked another tailor, this time in San Pablo, she quoted PhP2500. There's another tailor who might charge even lower, but I'm not that impressed with their handiwork. Maybe when the costume isn't so challenging I'd give them a try :)