Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quizilla!

Me on September 15:


Me on October 2:


It wasn't completely unexpected, but I never though I'd actually see the day. It's hard to believe that something that has been constant in my life is gone now; it might be embarrassing to admit, but I know I wouldn't be the person I am today if it weren't for fanfiction (read: my then-innocence would've been spared from corruption a little longer), and that's all thanks to Quizilla. I was on Zilla when their logo was still some weird pencil-lizard hybrid, and the brand was still spelled with an exclamation mark. I was there when folders were non-existent and stories were still on gray backgrounds. I was there to see the Highest Rated list go from anime stories to band stories, long before any of the vampire dicking around became prevalent.

It's weird. I technically moved on to another fic site as my 'primary source,' but seeing Zilla shut down is like saying goodbye to an old friend forever. I left when Zilla's quality -- both in stories and site management in general -- really went down, but I'd still go back from time to time whenever I ran out of stuff to read. I remember I only made an account back then just so I could message an author of a fic I'd thoroughly enjoyed, until eventually I made stuff of my own (such trash shall not be disclosed) and even made friends. I've been in fanfiction for ten years now (!!!) and that all began with Zilla. I discovered several anime and a LOT the bands I ended up listening to in high school because of Zilla.

Fanfiction is fangirl fodder, and now I've had to say goodbye to the one site that introduced me to fanfics in the first place. Bye, Quizilla. Thanks for everything.

In more depressing news of departures, the Naruto manga's ending next month. I don't know how I am going to cope.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

February-March 2014

In hindsight, I'm pretty glad I got to vlog every month of 2013 (save September, a.k.a. The Dengue Month as I incessantly mention too often), because I haven't actually been able to document much of my life anymore. Mostly because my everyday life is pretty boring, so having been able to travel a lot in 2013 really worked in my vlogging favor.

Anyway, I scrummaged several clips that were left unposted, mostly from February and March. I decided I'd just put them together since there weren't enough clips to produce a standalone video for each month.



It's pretty all over the place, featuring the Lang Leav book signing, a little bit of travel, and random tidbits of home life.



Pictured above are books whose titles hold significance in the Terina friendship.


And of course, obligatory picture with Lang Leav herself. Alex was with us as well, though there is only evidence of such in the video. I find that it's fitting for me to post this now of all times, as Lang Leav's Lullabies book is out already. I intend to get a copy of my own, though as of late I have yet to do so, mostly because I'm lazy (read: stingy) since there was a bit of a disconnect between myself and  Love and Misadventure.



I went to La Union for the first time, met some cool people, and took lots of pictures that aren't worth (nor probably allowed) posting since I was there for work.



Early mornings are only really pleasant when you don't have to get up for work.


One day, en route to my aunt's house, the sky was breathtaking. This picture was taken in front of a church, and looking back, maybe that was God trying to tell me to renew my faith or some kind of holy sign for something in my life. I don't really know.


I remember that being such a nice time in my life though. I miss it.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Dream Girl





These were shot the same day as Grocery Girl. I forgot to mention that styling was done by Camille, on my instructions of "EVERYTHING PRINT-ON-PRINT!!!" For this shoot, the styling was very Dream Girl-esque (as in SHINee), what with the florals and checkers and PENCIL SOCKS AHEM TAEMIN!!!!!!! But with the location, I guess it's sort of... Dream Girls meets industrial? ERRRR kkkkk

Prolly shoulda released this in time for this lovely lady's birthday, but oh well I'm just a lousy friend I guess. Belated happy birthday jeogiyo!!!! Love you and thanks for this and yay more shoots in the future!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

080214: Terry's house

Earlier this month, Terry took it upon herself to invite us over to her place. It was a pleasant evening of screaming, cartoons, Easter-esque M&Ms, LOTS OF FOOD, more screaming, and maybe some mild profanity, as per usual.


Terry's mom was not amused.


Beau and I were, though.


And so were Billie and I, but I can't say the same for Stephy.


THESE ALBINO M&Ms WERE SO GOOD MAN. They were white chocolate M&Ms. WHITE CHOCOLATE!!!!!


We prolly shoulda taken a group photo, but here's a video instead. Also, yes, I do have a new lens! I think the last time I blogged about a new lens was when I was still on LJ, but I'd rather not delve so much into the deets. All you need to know is that this lens is a lotta fuuuun.


And on that note, you know who to call for a good time. WENK WONK

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Boracay: June 2014


Early this June my family and I went to Boracay as a sort of joint birthday celebration for my mom and I. The last time I was in Boracay was in the summer of 2012; that trip was something I wish I could relive, not only because summer of that year was great, but also because I FELL SICK IN THE LATTER OF HALF OF THAT TRIP NOT COOL BEANS.





My cousin was insistent that I could NOT leave without having tried this drink from this one... bar. I don't even remember the name of the drink nor where it came from. I think this is a jar of Weng-Weng?



There's also this vlog, which isn't much to be honest, besides a bunch of shaky clips underwater. I was testing out my shiny new ~*~GoPro~*~ (I know, so very #laboracay #summer2014 #gopro of me), hence the really random, nonsensical video.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

061414: Joint birthday celebration!

Some old footage from June. Mae, Alex, Stephy and I decided to hold a joint birthday celebration since our birthdays were pretty close to each other (Mae, Alex and I in May; Stephy in early June) and also because our group hadn't seen each other in a while.


Besides that vlog, here are just a few other pictures:






End post with Ashley. Bye!