Sunday, March 29, 2015

Seven Days of Gratitude: Day 5

line i love coffee screenshots

Still entering that Line PH raffle. Hopefully more pretty screenshots mean more chances of winning? Yay? #LINEgamePH!

  1. Nephews. I don’t know about you guys, but I have the best nephews in the world. One of them is only 4 years younger than me, so he’s more like a little brother than a nephew. Either way, they might be the best kind of family there is…
  2. Cousins. Not far behind are the cool cousins in my life. One turned into a sappy, lovable, husband, and soon father-to-be. It’s weird, but in a good weird! Gives me new insight to an otherwise boring life.
  3. Toys. Ok, specifically, anime figures and Nendroids. I gotta take new photos of the ones I bought soon! They make me smile every time I even look at them.
  4. Caffeinated Family Gatherings. Dude, we all had Vietnamese coffee during dinner, and we were all laughing like idiots over the smallest things. It was fantastic, and my mom looked at us like we were all from another dimension or something.
  5. Travel. I always believed that travelling is good for the soul. I need to get on another plane and go somewhere soon. Keeps the mind sharp and the body young~
  6. Books. If not for all those short novels I used to read during summer vacation, my imagination would not be as wild as it is now. Gotta love a warm blanket on a rainy day curled up with warm coffee and a good book.
  7. Rain. I love a rainy day, as long as it doesn’t bring flood waters along with it. It makes me calm and lets my mind feel at ease.

A few more days of this and my meme will finally be complete! Sorry it took so long!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Seven Days of Gratitude: Day 4

line i love coffee screenshots

  1. LINE I Love Coffee. Without exaggeration, I’m quite thankful for this game, because I started playing this when my Dad got sick, and I had to stay in the hospital with him at night. It’s very scary to look after someone at night, because everyone else is asleep, even the nurses on duty are very tired… This game kept me calm during those nights, and it still gives me a weird high whenever I manage to get a rare item!
  2. Coffee. Coffee is great. Coffee is my friend whenever I’m chasing deadlines. I love coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee..!
  3. Seedlings. I’ve been planting whatever I can find lately. Ever since my avocado seed grew into a plant, I’ve been trying out different seeds to see what other plants I can grow… Like right now, I have little melon seeds sprouting roots in a jar of jelly on my desk.
  4. Wacom. I mean seriously, if not for these drawing tablets, I’m not sure if I could even finish a page a day if these were all done traditionally. I can’t imagine an artist’s life without them.
  5. Photoshop and Manga Studio. For the same reasons as above.
  6. Dogs. We have 2 Chihuahuas and a Pit Bull. Our Pit Bull thinks she’s a cat and is the most loving dog on the planet. One of our Chihuahua is very protective of me, and the other Chihuahua is an idiot, to put it nicely.
  7. Nobuhiro Watsuki. The mangaka of Rurouni Kenshin, because during the time when I was being forced to give up on drawing manga for being “demonic”, Rurouni Kenshin aired in the Philippines, and it was loosely based on history. RK was pretty much the series that I used against religious prejudice against anime and manga. In all seriousness, I don’t know if I would be drawing manga now if not for RK.

In other news, LINE Philippines has a contest going on for all PH players of I Love Coffee! Hope I get a chance, because haha, everyone pretty much knows how much of an addict I am. I don’t think I’ve missed a day of playing this since I started playing last year…

So, hi, Line Philippines! Here’s my tag: #LINEgamePH!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Seven Days of Gratitude: Day 3

I had obviously forgotten all about this meme… I’m not exactly sure why, but it probably has something to do with me forgetting to visit this blog for quite a while now? Maybe?

Anyway, let’s get on with a little life update to match, shall we?

And again, that meme instruction is available here if you’d like to join in~

  1. Strawberries. It’s weird how this little fruit can bring so much happiness into my life. It’s my mom’s favorite fruit, and she apparently had cravings for strawberries during each and every one of her pregnancies with us. Probably why everyone here loves strawberries so much?
  2. Chocolate-covered berries. A few days ago, I was incredibly pissed at everything and was on an unstoppable rampage. My mom decided to feed me these chocolate-covered blueberries and acai berries, and I somehow got my sanity back. Lol?
  3. Mangoes. I’ve been drinking mango shakes for that past few months. I never really appreciated this delicious fruit until recently. What is with me and my fruity cravings?
  4. Avocados. My best friend can’t stand them, but here I am, trying to get another avocado seedling to grow. My sisters and I love eating it with condensed milk… sometimes, we’d make a thick shake out of it, and it’s like eating delicious ice cream!
  5. Good Conversation. This coming from my sisters and nephew. It’s been an insane couple of days, and these conversations keep my feet on the ground.
  6. Music. I can’t imagine drawing without music. Even without an mp3 player, I would be humming in my head while I draw something. It’s literally impossible for me to separate the two.
  7. Pillows. Or maybe, more specifically, a warm bed, with fluffy pillows. Dreams are one of the best things in life, unless you dream about a-… wait, no, I don’t even want to recall that nightmare.

Let’s hope I don’t forget this tomorrow, yes? Oh, and the photo is a bunch of strawberry desserts I had in Baguio. I’ll talk about some of the food from the trip another time.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Fire in Quezon City

fire in quezon city, philippines, dec. 1 2014

I woke up to sirens around 5am and saw this inferno outside my window… It’s about 7am now and the only thing I can see is smoke, so I’m hoping the fire’s finally out. I guess the rain helped too.

fire in quezon city, philippines, dec. 1 2014

We heard a bunch of explosions, so it may have been a chemical or paint factory? I’m not brave enough to go outside to find out.

fire in quezon city, philippines, dec. 1 2014

I hope everyone is ok!