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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 :)

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Jac Strips in Animation World Network News

The Comic Strip Network announced today (Oct. 23, 2006) that it has added IPSO FACTO, DOT 'N DASH, JAC STRIPS, ZENJEFF and MR. STICK comic strips to its daily programming lineup. The Comic Strip Network (www.comicstripnetwork.com) broadcasts fresh comic strips daily to mobile phones worldwide and the Internet.

read the entire article here...

Friday, October 27, 2006

Scaredy Cats and Dogs


SCAREDY CATS & DOGS - Our pet costume contest on October 29 (Sunday), 3pm at Eastwood Central Plaza , ensures that your pets won't miss out on all the fun of Halloween. Dress up your pet in their cutest or scariest Halloween costumes to win fabulous prizes from M&Ms.

Marian B.

PAWS will have a halloween pet costume contest called "Scaredy Cats and Dogs" at Eastwood Central Plaza on Sunday, October 29. Humans can dress up in costumes, too!! Exciting prizes await the winners.

Registration is at 3pm and the program starts at 4pm. The P100 registration fee will go to the PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC).

Please print the attachment and distribute or forward this email to your friends with pets. The first 200 registrants, by the way, will get a nice goodie bag from M&Ms.

Hope to see you all there!

Happy Halloween!!

- The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Model Mayhem

The good news: A photographer from Singapore named Mark Lim of ImagineHere hired me to model for his photoshoot. I guess now I can say I really am a model ^_^

The bad news: I don't think I can ever show the photos to my dad.

And one more thing, I'm going to get rid of Blogroll if it's going to insist on telling me that everyone has updated when only some of them did. Hmmm I hope I can find better alternatives.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Jac Strips on MMS

Jac Strips are now also distributed by Beverly Hills based company Smashphone via Comic Strips Network. Find out how to download it here!

Please let me know how it works out :) The guys in Beverly Hills wanted to know if people from abroad like the Philippines would have any problems downloading my strips and they want to make sure they get any bugs fixed if any.

Warning: girly post

Yes, if you're one of the people offended (or anything to that effect) by the previous entry, I'm afraid I'm going to be posting more. If you don't wanna know certain stuff about girls then you may skip to leaving a comment saying... you skipped to leaving a comment? Hehehe!

Anyway, I've always wanted to make these 'girly' posts. I am one of the un-girliest girls you'd ever meet. Therefore, I am hopelessly clueless about stuff that people with double-X chromosomes are naturally gifted with. Usually. I know squat about makeup, I burn everything I've ever tried to cook, and I'm so lousy at haggling sidewalk vendors rob me blind.

Soooo I rely on the internet when I need to know about girly stuff. And the information that was hardest to come by usually pops up in another girl's blog! So I thought I'd give something back to the world (or karma, depends on how you see it) and try to share whatever knowledge I pick up from personal experience thru blogging.

Okay boys, you may go leave a comment now and surf FHM.com or whatever. Because now I'm gonna talk about... waxing.

Okay girls, now that the boys are out of the way, let me tell you that finding the best waxers has been a long and literally painful journey. I started with lotions like Sally Hansen for my legs. I rubbed too hard with the washcloth though which resulted to scarping myself (so I don't know my own strength, okay?).

Shaving is quicker and much less hassle, but the stubbles are just *aaaaaaaaaaaargh!* that in the end I just left my legs alone eversince. Apparently guys don't mind at all. I found that out when I wore miniskirts that I still get the same results. I stopped traffic ;)

Anyway as for waxing, I'd say the best is by Watercolors Salon (I'd thank the girl who blogged about this, but I can't remember her at the moment >_<). Most expensive, but least painful. So for anyone who's interested: Watercolors Salon, 25 Zamboanga St., West Ave., QC 3734232/4101219. They also gave me a nice footspa because they had a promo so I tried it out. Pamper galore. My only complaint is that they don't have any other branches, let alone in Makati.

Runner-up would be Piandre, which is located in Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center. Arashi is the one who told me about this. And I go here when I don't have the time to go so far as Quezon City. They're slightly cheaper, but slightly more painful, and slightly less thorough. I mean, they tend to miss some. And you might get skin irritations.

Another one I tried is this salon in Greenhills. I can't recall the name of the salon, but they have only one waxer, so if you go when that one and only waxer happens to have her dayoff, then tough luck. Cheaper, less painful, but not so thorough. I wouldn't recommend them for a Brazilian, but they're good enough for other waxing services.

The one place I'd never ever go back to is Let's Face It. I don't know if it's because I had the misfortune of being practiced on by a n00b but daaaaang that was painful! I only decided to give them a try because it's the cheapest I've heard of, but let's just say I found out the hard way that the priciness apparently is inversely proportionate to the painlessness. 'Nuff said.

Ok. That ends my (hopefully) educational/helpful girly post. If you have any questions regarding girly stuff or otherwise I'll try my best to answer them :D

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Ph34r M4h N33d fo b33r

Yes, it's that time of the month again for me, so I need beer.

Ok, to some of you who don't get it, it's like this: I believe beer eases my menstrual condition.

I'm not exactly aware of any scientific explanations behind this, but so far it works for me. It stops cramps, bloatedness, etc and it cuts down my period from a week to three days. As far as I know its effect on me is that it speeds up the process.

I hear the weakest version is Coke or Pepsi, while the strongest version is Cerveza Negra. You girls are welcome to try it yourself ;) Anyway, I'm scheduling for a Brazilian in two weeks.