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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Pilya 32


WTH it's been a year??? OMG O_O

Hmmm well it's been an... eventful year for me. I have since moved to Multiply. And will probably create an album there for Pilya. I'll try to update this blog whenever I upload a new strip. So far I've written five more. I just need to have more time to draw them, for I am starting from scratch >< the good news is I finally have my own PC. W00t!

Friday, August 03, 2007

UGGXX - UGotGame eXtreme eXpo

Cosplay Contest Mechanics

1) The Cosplay contest would be an individual cosplay contest within the UGG X3m Xpo event on September 22, 2007 at the Market! Market! Activity Area. Each cosplayer will be given 20-30 seconds to go on stage and perform some signature moves of the character (Please see Criteria for Judging).

2) All characters being portrayed by all participating cosplayers should originally (meaning their first appearance) only come from the following:

- Arcade Games
- PC games
- Console Games

3) Timezone and Matahari Studios (Philippines) employees are disqualified from entering this contest.

4) Cosplayers are required to register on the event itself and be in the staging area 30 minutes before the cosplay ramp. Itinerary for cosplay activities are as follows:

2:00pm - Start of Cosplay Registration
3:30pm – End of Cosplay Registration
4:30pm – Roll Call of Cosplayers
5:00pm – Start of Cosplay Ramp
5:45pm – Estimated End of Cosplay Ramp

5) The following information will be included in the pre-registration form:

- Real Name* (first name and last name)
- Gender
- Age
- Email Address/contact information*
- Characters to cosplay (please include the arcade/PC/console game where the characters being cosplayed belongs to)

*Not giving the real name or email/contact information is grounds for disqualification.

6) Cosplay contestants should be 16 years of age or older. They must be prepared to be in costume for hours.

7) Costumes must not be gory, messy or obstructive to the flow of people in the event. Real weapons and exploding, breaking or harmful props are not allowed.

8) The judges’ decision is final and cannot be appealed.

9) Cosplay prizes are as follows:

- First Prize - Php 5,000.00
- Second Prize - Php 3,000.00
- Third Prize - Php 2,000.00

10) Criteria for Judging are as follows:

• Attire (Accuracy, Craftsmanship, Creativity)- 40%
• Stage Performance (Characterization, Stage Presence, Projection)- 50%
• Audience Impact - 10%


- Twenty (20) Finalist slots available
- Non-game development professionals ONLY
- More than one entry may be submitted by each contestant, but only one will be accepted should the artist be nominated for a finalist slot
- Evaluation Copies to be submitted in A4 size paper a month before the main event
- Finalists will be required to bring their mounted artwork to the show; can print their entries in bigger than A4 size and will be provided a wall space to set up their artwork
- Universities/Colleges cannot select students to represent their school
- Download Official Rules here

Awards & Prizes:

- 1st Prize: Php20,000
- 2nd Prize: Php10,000
- 3rd Prize: Php5,000
- Audience Award: Php5,000

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Beany invited me to a new-concept cosplay photoshoot ^^ for more info you can go here!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Our Toy Con 2007 Pix

And here are some of the pics my sister took at the Toy Con :)

Featured for Cosplay

Yay! I felt honored when Christa Uy asked me for permission to include me in her blog post about cosplayers ^^ You can check it out here:


Thursday, June 21, 2007

My Toy Con 2007 Pix

I'll just keep updating this post as I get more pics. I'm afraid it may have to be a slow process as I am busy with a lot of things going on with my life. All of them fun ;)

From Brando Solaria, a contact I found through my friend Derrick:

And also from Jokwa Lu: (catwalk shots. I has elven earz!!1!)

And also from amira

And now from Ryou Misaki

Monday, June 18, 2007

Toy Con 2007

Yaaaaaaaaaay! I won Best Female Cosplayer! Epic win!It are my birthday! nom nom nom XD

yes, I'm still crazy with disbelief :) Will post pix after I get permissions and sanity returns.

"Let's fight for the glory of Decem!"

and oh, do check out Danaya Zubiri here!

And according to Henry aka Sephiroth:

Here are the Individual Cosplay Winners:

Over-all Best Cosplayer = Jacob Gil - Yojimbo (FFX)
Best Male = Micheal Ferraro - Mr. Bean
Best Female = Jacting Lim - Cora Mystic Lvl 45 (RF Online)
Best Kid Cosplayer = Aira Mae Cano - Sailormoon
Best Craftsmanship = Ricky Buzon - Devastator (Transformers)
Best Stage Performance = Robertics - Mekakashi
People's Choice = Benedict Bartolome - Brawn (Transformers)
Alaska's Choice = Aira Mae Cano (Sailormoon) and Aymore Alegria (Tuxedo Mask)
Hero TV's Pick = Robertics - Mekakashi

Group Cosplay Winners:

1st = Illusion Brigade
2nd = Ichiraku Ramen
3rd = Illusion Brigade Chibi

Saturday, June 02, 2007

more PILYA Fan Arts

And the sexy Pilya fan art for the month is done by my awesome friend Gem So. Yeap, the same person who designs toys for a living, practices Capoeira, and my buddy at the Teriyaki Boy shoot ^^

The previous fanart is done by fellow comic strip artist Stan Chi as a birthday Art Trade(we share the same birthday!) :D Here's my end of the bargain. I'll talk about more fanarts (after I check that I haven't already ^_^;;).

I look forward to spending this weekend attending another AEGIS meet at Residencia 8888, representing Highlander Philippines at New Worlds, and hoping to tie up a few loose ends ;)

Big Girls Don't Cry
by Fergie

The smell of your skin lingers on me now
You're probably on your flight back to your home town
I need some shelter of my own protection baby
To be with myself instead of calamity
Peace, Serenity

I hope you know,
That this has nothing to do with you
It's personal, Myself and I
We've got some straightenin' out to do
And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
But I've got to get a move on with my life
It's time to be a big girl now
And big girls don't cry

The path that I'm walking
I must go alone
I must take the baby steps until I'm full grown
Fairytales don't always have a happy ending, do they?
And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay

Like the little school mate in the school yard
We'll play jacks and UNO cards
I'll be your best friend and you'll be mine
Yes you can hold my hand if you want to
'Cause I want to hold yours too
We'll be playmates and lovers and share our secret worlds
But it's time for me to go home
It's getting late, dark outside
I need to be with myself instead of calamity
Peace, Serenity

I hope you know,
That this has nothing to do with you
It's personal, Myself and I
We've got some straightenin' out to do
And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
But I've got to get a move on with my life
Its time to be a big girl now
And big girls don't cry

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Worlds website update: 15 May 2007 (from Rej Layug)

Heroes: Exclusive Wrap Party:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 358

HP Lovecraft: Virginia Tech tragedy is latest excuse to attack popularculture: http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 349

Star Wars: Belly Dance with Slave Leia at C4:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 350

PHP Chamber of Secrets Thon:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 355

Highlander: The Source:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 360

Hong Kong Disney promotes Pirates of the Caribbean:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 351

Star Wars: A Conversation with Carrie Fisher:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 359

Cybertron: The GooGoo Dolls sing their way into the Transformers Moviesoundtrack: http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 352

TPTS: Hobbit buttons:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 353

Stargate SG1's General Hammond in Armageddon:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 354

A Fan Raves about BSG, and Ron D. Moore replies:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 357

SWP Paintball Challenge:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 356

PHP Chamber of Secrets Thon:http://www.newworld s.ph/index. php?name= News&file= article&sid= 355


13-19 May 2007 - TPON The Magician's Nephew Discussions: Chapters 6-8.

16 May 2007 - Via Astris Weekly Meetings, 8:00 PM onwards, Brash YoungCinema. For more information, contact Benny Baltazar at bbaltazar_syp (at)yahoo.com.

19 May 2007 - PHP "Chamber of Secrets" Thon, 2:00-6:00 PM, Fandom Café. Formore information, email book7(at) hogwartsphilippines .org.

20 May 2007 - AEGIS Roundtable Discussion,, 1:00 PM onwards, Fandom Cafe.For more information, contact Gelo Bautista at gelo.bautista (at)pinoyweb.net.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Random Pics off the Net

Some pics that made me fall off my chair laughing XD so crazy I love it! I blame my coworker Dennis ;)

Friday, May 04, 2007

Soul Society, Kalye Pinky and random pics

These are my two LJ communities :) I've already written about joining Kalye pinky here.

Soul Society invited me to become their official Nemu Kurotsuchi. I already tried on my wig and saw that I could style it to make it look like her hair :D Now all I need is a cheap tailor near Ortigas to sew my costume ^_^ And look for other accessories like shoes, etc.

I found more pics from the UP AME Matsuri btw:

from Gibs

from neilyamato

from Jake Amora

from Ara

And here are pics from Ongaku and E-Games events last Saturday thanks to FART

And here's a pic of me playing Monopoly for the first time... and WON!!! Thanks to my financial adviser Kel bwahahahaha!

Friday, April 27, 2007

E-Games Domination and Meez

Nifty eh? Get your own animated 3D avatar at Meez through your Photobucket account ^_^ Whee!

I'll see you guys there tomorrow! ;D

And if any of you play Ran Online, add me!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Babe Republic

Ack! Why haven't I found this sooner??? XD

My thanks to Joey Alarilla and the rest of the InquirerBloggers for the honor :) To read about the podcast where they interviewed me and Rod, click here.

As my birthday nears people ask me what I'd like for my birthday. I just answered from the top of my head that I like white tigers a lot eversince my dad brought me home 2 cute plush toys from China, along with three orange ones(because I'm a UST grad). I named the white ones Puting Kuting :D

So hopefully for the month of May I'd get a new template (or at least a new look) that goes along those lines ^_^

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mico Suayan in Moon Knight

My friend and fellow Komikero Mico Suayan is debuting in Moon Knight #9, taking over no less than Finch himself!

Congrats man, you deserve it, and it's long overdue ;)


I Grieve by Peter Gabriel

It was only one hour ago
It was all so different then
Theres nothing yet has really sunk in
Looks like it always did
This flesh and bone
Its just the way that you would tied in
Now theres no-one home

I grieve for you
You leave me
so hard to move on
Still loving whats gone
They say life carries on
Carries on and on and on and on

The news that truly shocks is the empty empty page
While the final rattle rocks its empty empty cage
And I cant handle this

I grieve for you
You leave me
Let it out and move on
Missing whats gone
They say life carries on
They say life carries on and on and on

Life carries on
In the people I meet
In everyone thats out on the street
In all the dogs and cats
In the flies and rats
In the rot and the rust
In the ashes and the dust
Life carries on and on and on and on
Life carries on and on and on

Its just the car that we ride in
A home we reside in
The face that we hide in
The way we are tied in
And life carries on and on and on and on
Life carries on and on and on

Did I dream this belief?
Or did I believe this dream?
Now I can find relief
I grieve

I first met him way back in 2001 at Brash Young Cinema when I first attended a Via Astris meeting. I saw him very rarely since, for we only bump into each other in New Worlds conventions and in gatherings at the Yale House. However, each and every time he's always so warm towards me, which touched my heart. My coworkers Hector, Miker and Ranulf told me that he had a stroke so I went with them to Medical City a few hours ago, where I saw him alive but unconscious. By midnight Rej informed me that he's taken off the respirator. We will all miss him.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Jac Strips OST (ok, not so original)

Oliver tagged me with the music meme:

If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

So here’s how it works.

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc.)

2. Put it on shuffle.

3. Press play.

4. For every question, type the song that’s playing.

5. When you go to the next question, press the next button.

6. Don’t lie and pretend you’re cool.

7. When you’re finished, tag some other people to do it!

Opening credits?

Tokyo Drift by Teriyaki Boyz

Waking up?

Beautiful Day by U2

First Day of School?

First Day Funk by Parokya ni Edgar

Falling in love?

Kissing You by Des'ree

First song?

Angel by Sarah McLachlan

Breaking up?

Beautiful Liar by Beyonce feat. Shakira


The One I Love by REM


Life by Des'ree

Mental breakdown?

Whatever(I Had a Dream) by Butthole Surfers


Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle


Story of a Girl by 3 Doors Down

Getting back together?

If Ever You're in My Arms Again by Peabo Bryson


More Today Than Yesterday by Spiral Staircase

Birth of a child?

I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis Chapman

Final battle?

Kill Bill 2 Theme

Death scene?

Phoenix From The Flames by Robbie Williams

Funeral song?

I Grieve by Peter Gabriel

End credits?

Reflection by Lea Salonga

Ok, and here are the six people I'm tagging: Hazel, Clay, Joey, Rey :D

Friday, March 09, 2007

Oneechanbara Photoshoot

Here are some pictures from our Oneechanbara (Zombie Zone, Playstation 2) Cosplay Photoshoot. Will post link to more as soon as the photographer jokwa (aka Jun Marcelino) uploads them :D

I'm saving this one as the entry for the cosplay.ph Cosplay Photo Contest! extra points to Jojo for providing fake blood ;)

Monday, March 05, 2007


Please be informed that my bag has been stolen and among my valuables included is my cellphone. Please email me so I may send you my new cellphone number. Thank you.

Now excuse me while I chase affidavits for 2 lost ATM's, a passport, an SSS card and a partridge in a pear tree :p

Friday, March 02, 2007

Kalye Pinky

I met new friends Yue and Curry Puff last February 24 at the Manga Kissa!

Yue and Curry Puff are members of Kalye Pinky, which I'll be joining myself pretty soon with my own Asuka Pinky Street doll(thanks to Dom who gave it to me)! She sorta looks like this:

Except her head looks like this:

Will post the pic of my doll when I find it :D

As for Manga Kissa, we paid P200/hr for free access to all mangas and other Japanese language reading materials within. We were served our free drinks and cakes(not free) by waitresses in french maid uniforms. If you guys want to check it out yourself it's near the corner of Pasay Road and Pasong Tamo, Makati :)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Granado Espada

I got off my shift ended at 10pm last night and went to Mayric's for my coworker Alexis' gig for his band Maniac Kiss. They played an extra two sets because we came in after their official set. Aww! Pinoy Rock rules! After that we went out for drinks with his equally rockin' wife, who went to see their show as well. I got home at 7am.

So what would get me out of bed after that?

Free food, free gaming and good friends :) That's what.

Joy texted me asking if I'm on my way to B-Connected for E-Games' beta testing of Granado Espada. I replied that I never got an email so I was never sure if I got in as one of the beta testers. She assured me that I did, and that a lot of my fellow Filcosplay members are there(of which some of them decided to make a fan club of me. Sweet!). So off I went!

Now excuse me while I go play some more free Granado Espada :D So far it delightfully reminds me of Guild Wars, except the setting is kinda New World, so everyone's wearing lace and frills and the characters are ownright gorgeous ;) I'm with the Teutonic Knights guild, by the way.

And they want me to cosplay her... Pretty! And green! I love green ^_^ heh

Thursday, February 15, 2007