Wednesday, September 9, 2015

UCC Canned Coffee

ucc canned coffee

A few months ago, when I was trying to beat a deadline (and succeeded), my mom bought me some UCC canned coffee to help me through those difficult times. It made me wish I bought these again a few days ago, maybe I wouldn’t have lost to my deadline if I had them.

I don’t remember which one tasted the best, but I remember the white can on the right wasn’t as rich as the others? I like milk coffee, but I prefer more coffee than milk.

I’m currently letting my body rest from all the caffeine, but this caffeine withdrawal is making me sleepy all the time! I think I should start running again… if only the weather would cooperate!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Seven Days of Gratitude: Day 7

yakult's many flavors: original, grape yakult, apple yakult, and orange yakult

Gotta get the last day off of this meme so we can all finally move on, yeah?

  1. Tea. Whoever invented instant tea in a bag, thank you. As much as I hate drinking hot beverages in warm weather, I can’t deny how much tea can help in easing off my mood swings.
  2. Piano. Also, whoever invented the piano, or any musical instrument for that matter, thank you as well. It’s a good way to get rid of all this negativity I have to face every single day.
  3. Iwata Satoru. Nintendo president who recently passed away, thank you for giving me so much fun times in my childhood, and in the office place. Whoever thought Mario Cart with a bunch of nerdy adults would be so much fun? I hope you continue to bring happiness to those around you, wherever you may be.
  4. Monty Oum. You will remain an inspiration to me and to many others. You were gone too soon. I wish you happiness wherever you may be.
  5. Fly Swatters. Again, another genius invention. If not for you, I would have lost so much sleep over cockroaches in the house.
  6. Stars. Because looking up at them makes me remember how small I am and how small my problems actually are.
  7. Computers and the Internet. Without them, I’d probably go crazy by now.

Now then, the photo? Those are giant, different flavored Yakults. They have grape, orange, and apple. Yes, they are delicious, and no, I am not sharing. c:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Seven Days of Gratitude: Day 6

pangya nuri angel wings

I honestly keep forgetting about this meme… How long has it been since I started, I wonder? But never mind that, let’s just continue!

  1. Pangya. Oh my goodness, after such a long time, I finally got my pangya client to work again! It’s still killing my connection first before loading though, so it takes time before I get to actually play, but I get to play again so who cares!
  2. Nuri’s Wings. I’m not sure if this is a particularly rare item, but look at the pretty, humongous wings!!! The animation for this is amazing too! I could just keep watching it forever!
  3. My job as a manga artist. Good gracious, I am getting ulcers from this line of work, but I love it so much… I just wish I was popular too… “I want to be popular, damn it!!!”
  4. Cosplay. These cosplayers continue to inspire me to take care of myself even though it’s so tempting to just eat junk food all the time. I may not be as thin as them, but at least I’m healthy!
  5. Showers. Whoever invented showers should be given a Nobel Prize. How else would a manga artist from the tropics survive without air-conditioning??? Seriously…
  6. Dreams. Sleep is fun to begin with, but dreams? Even the scary ones that I remember will eventually make its way to my manga pages!
  7. Sardines and Tuna. The poor artists’ only source of nutrition in the middle of the night. It is the only thing that keeps me going when I am already at my limit in chasing deadlines.

Meme aside, aren’t those wings just the most beautiful things you’ve seen today?! Yes, I suppose, I do have a wing fetish of some sort… Oh well…

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.