Jul 23 2014 15:00 185 notes

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Jul 23 2014 11:57 2 notes

ONE OK ROCK - MIGHTY LONG FALL [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

And it’s out!

Be still, my heart. 

EDIT: IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL I AM CRYING OMG EVERYTHING IS PERFECT

Jul 23 2014 11:29

Random Things as of 11:23 AM.

  • Rain with heavy strong winds woke me up this morning.
  • I guess I’ll be staying inside for today.
  • I haven’t been too productive with all this gaming, and I’m feeling pretty guilty about it somewhere inside me…
  • But RPG is just so addicting and I love games with a good storyline and I just can’t stop!
  • I’m probably not gonna play all day though, since I really do feel iffy not doing anything today aside from playing. 
  • I have yet to receive a reply comment from my father regarding the decision draft I made of his case. He’s probably busy with a lot more other things too. It actually makes me wonder if I’ll be experiencing the same thing when I get there.
  • For today, hopefully I get to review a few of my notes again, or maybe make another artwork; just something different. 
  • Good day!

Jul 23 2014 11:19 126 notes

Rurouni Kenshin 2014 Countdown: 9 days to go! ^^x

ALL THIS SUDDEN FEELINGS.

Ugh, this makes me want to edit this photo badly and add fireflies and just make everything appear as it did in the anime dammit.

Jul 22 2014 20:46 1 note

8:30 PM. | Another typhoon’s coming, or is already here, or already came and left. I’m not really sure, we don’t feel it that much here. Just occasional heavy rain and wind, but not really strong enough to be an actual typhoon. At least in this area in the city. Right after Glenda, this doesn’t even seem like one.
Spent the day with the boyfriend today, and we basically just chilled at his place trying to defeat each other’s high score - mostly me trying to beat his scores, to be honest, haha! 
July’s about to end, and classes begin on August, so we won’t really be having much time doing other things together than studying by then. I’m just glad to make more memories while we have time to spare, even the simplest ones!
Well now, I’m back home, and it’s off for another night of classic games on play station.
Good evening!

8:30 PM. | Another typhoon’s coming, or is already here, or already came and left. I’m not really sure, we don’t feel it that much here. Just occasional heavy rain and wind, but not really strong enough to be an actual typhoon. At least in this area in the city. Right after Glenda, this doesn’t even seem like one.

Spent the day with the boyfriend today, and we basically just chilled at his place trying to defeat each other’s high score - mostly me trying to beat his scores, to be honest, haha!

July’s about to end, and classes begin on August, so we won’t really be having much time doing other things together than studying by then. I’m just glad to make more memories while we have time to spare, even the simplest ones!

Well now, I’m back home, and it’s off for another night of classic games on play station.

Good evening!

Jul 22 2014 15:00 223 notes

Rurouni Kenshin, The Dorky Characters’ Saga: ( 1 / ? )

↳ Sano❝What? If you want a woman to stop asking questions, this always works.

Jul 21 2014 15:00

Purikura | Art Project 5/19 - for Cherri.
Quick and simple illustration done during the blackout last week, since it’s already July and I’m still not halfway done with this project. This just made me realize that I need to brush up on this style of illustration - or just stick with how I really draw. Heh. 
Anyhow, this one’s for the pretty Cherri! This one’s based on one of the many purikura shots we have, heehee. We probably don’t look anything near this illustration, but I hope you still like it!
I miss you so much, and I can’t wait to see you again! Hope things are doing well in Japan; God knows how much I miss the place and all the friends I made there

Purikura | Art Project 5/19 - for Cherri.

Quick and simple illustration done during the blackout last week, since it’s already July and I’m still not halfway done with this project. This just made me realize that I need to brush up on this style of illustration - or just stick with how I really draw. Heh. 

Anyhow, this one’s for the pretty Cherri! This one’s based on one of the many purikura shots we have, heehee. We probably don’t look anything near this illustration, but I hope you still like it!

I miss you so much, and I can’t wait to see you again! Hope things are doing well in Japan; God knows how much I miss the place and all the friends I made there

Jul 21 2014 0:22

11:32 PM | Had pizza delivered to the condo for tonight’s Sunday family dinner because we all wanted to catch The Voice Kids tonight and see who gets in the Finals. Got two of my bets in, but I’m still pretty upset my other bet didn’t get in when she really deserves it. I do hope she gets to continue with whatever she has now.
And I’m typing this entry in a really relax tone, but if any of you actually got to see my live-tweets during the whole thing, I was raping the caps lock and literally screaming. In fact, everyone in the family screamed when the name of our bet was called. It’s a funny scene!
Actually, more live-tweeting happened earlier in the day, during the Ateneo-La Salle game. I think I just set a whole new personal record of tweets made in a day with all the live-tweeting I had today actually.
I just had a little too many feels for today. Though that’s not unusual for someone like me.
Good evening.

11:32 PM | Had pizza delivered to the condo for tonight’s Sunday family dinner because we all wanted to catch The Voice Kids tonight and see who gets in the Finals. Got two of my bets in, but I’m still pretty upset my other bet didn’t get in when she really deserves it. I do hope she gets to continue with whatever she has now.

And I’m typing this entry in a really relax tone, but if any of you actually got to see my live-tweets during the whole thing, I was raping the caps lock and literally screaming. In fact, everyone in the family screamed when the name of our bet was called. It’s a funny scene!

Actually, more live-tweeting happened earlier in the day, during the Ateneo-La Salle game. I think I just set a whole new personal record of tweets made in a day with all the live-tweeting I had today actually.

I just had a little too many feels for today. Though that’s not unusual for someone like me.

Good evening.

Jul 19 2014 22:17 1 note

Anonymous
Based on the many Japanese restaurants you and your family have been to, what are the etiquette you have followed since?

Hello, anon!

It’s true how I’ve followed a number of rules in eating Japanese food, since I almost always eat Japanese food when I’m out with anyone, or even just by myself. Some of these I learned online, while most I learned from my Japanese friends and my personal experience in Japan.

It’s not just in a restaurant, but in Japanese dining in general:

1. Greeting

Not really a rule, but it’s been a habit for me whenever I eat at a Japanese restaurant (sometimes, even non-Japanese ones, heh). Itadakimasu right before eating, after I say a short prayer; and Gochisousama deshita after my meal.

2. Chopsticks

First, in using chopsticks, especially the wooden ones, do not rub them together before using them. You might do it just to remove a splinter or something, but it’s disconcerting, and is actually rude for the people working there. It sends a message that you think the chopsticks they use are subpar.

Second, Always use the other end of the chopstick that has not been in your mouth to pick up food from communal dishes. And don’t pass food between chopsticks. Also, don’t use them in reaching your food from the other end of the table. That’s rather impolite. I had a personal experience with this, and while your Japanese friends may not say sit out loud, they’ll notice. 

Third, never leave the chopsticks sticking straight up in your food. This one’s a general rule, though some people still don’t get why - it’s because it symbolizes death/funeral and you wouldn’t really want death anywhere near your dining experience. Just rest them on the edge or something.

3. Sushi

Before, in eating sushi, I used to dip both the topping and the rice in wasabi sauce. However, in eating sushi the right way, with the chopsticks, you just dip the topping to the wasabi sauce, and not the rice, since you still want to taste the flavor of whatever topping you have and not taste wasabi altogether.

The ginger which is usually served with the sushi set is supposed to eaten every time you try another kind of sushi, to neutralize the flavor in the tongue. I don’t like ginger though, so I avoid that as much as possible.

Also, eating sushi with the hands is completely acceptable. I do that sometimes, but most often, I still use chopsticks.

4. Noodles

For noodles, especially hot ramen and udon, the restaurants I go to usually recommend to eat them as soon as they are served, and for a good number of minutes only - maybe 10 minutes if you can - to truly experience the taste. Back in Japan, slurpring is actually encouraged, just so the customer can let the chef know that they enjoy the noodles. Slurping in the Philippines is not as encouraged, culture-wise, but with the recent ramen craze, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t mind.

5. Tea

Okay, this one’s not really an ~etiquette~ more of a habit, again. I always remember to order tea, hot or cold, more often rice or green tea, rather than water. I’m a tea person, and I feel like a Japanese meal wouldn’t be complete without it.

Then there are tips. In Japan, tips are a no-no. But in Japanese restaurants here, who wouldn’t say no to tips? They even have service charge… Heh.

There you go, hope that answers your question!

Jul 19 2014 15:08

Sweet again. | I say ‘again’ because meeting like this and spending the day together at a cupcake place happened just less than a month ago. Only this time, the rain already stopped. (Ironically, as I’m typing this, it’s suddenly raining here.)
My meeting with the batch representatives ended early just as I expected. What I didn’t expect though was I wouldn’t be going home right after - I should have seen that coming though, considering I was with these people. Heh.
We were supposed to meet up at my favorite cafe around my area, but due to the rotating blackout, there were no lights even at the cafe itself, and they weren’t serving my favorite pasta (everything’s always scarce during a typhoon - except for rainwater). We ended up running to the nearest commercial area with electricity, and that so happened to be UP Town Center just across.
Had lunch at Cafe Shibuya. Didn’t even bother taking photos since we were in a meeting, but don’t get me wrong, the cafe is beautiful and it’s one of my favorite places in UP Town because of its interiors and extremely delicious food. Showed the batch reps the video and had them comment on a few things here and there.
While boyfriend and I planned to go home after, it was still early in the day, and I didn’t really want to go home yet since we had no electricity at the condo. My friends weren’t in the mood to go home yet too.
We ended up hanging out at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery, the nearest shop where we were standing, haha. Turns out there were giving free meals for the first fifty customers to buy a cupcake and a drink! We were still so full that time since we just finished lunch, but it was too good to pass, so we took the bait. Where else could I get a free prime eye rib steak? And it was actually good! (Didn’t get to finish it though because I got so bloooooaaated.)
Long story short - good conversation over iced drinks, cute and delicious cupcakes and meals. I wanted to take home their mason jar glasses so badly!
We went home around four in the afternoon, since I still had to make changes in the video, plus the skies were getting dark and we feared it might rain - it didn’t, fortunately. Finished the video late night already~ 
Hoping to meet up with the friends again before August for an overnight out somewhere!

Sweet again. | I say ‘again’ because meeting like this and spending the day together at a cupcake place happened just less than a month ago. Only this time, the rain already stopped. (Ironically, as I’m typing this, it’s suddenly raining here.)

My meeting with the batch representatives ended early just as I expected. What I didn’t expect though was I wouldn’t be going home right after - I should have seen that coming though, considering I was with these people. Heh.

We were supposed to meet up at my favorite cafe around my area, but due to the rotating blackout, there were no lights even at the cafe itself, and they weren’t serving my favorite pasta (everything’s always scarce during a typhoon - except for rainwater). We ended up running to the nearest commercial area with electricity, and that so happened to be UP Town Center just across.

Had lunch at Cafe Shibuya. Didn’t even bother taking photos since we were in a meeting, but don’t get me wrong, the cafe is beautiful and it’s one of my favorite places in UP Town because of its interiors and extremely delicious food. Showed the batch reps the video and had them comment on a few things here and there.

While boyfriend and I planned to go home after, it was still early in the day, and I didn’t really want to go home yet since we had no electricity at the condo. My friends weren’t in the mood to go home yet too.

We ended up hanging out at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery, the nearest shop where we were standing, haha. Turns out there were giving free meals for the first fifty customers to buy a cupcake and a drink! We were still so full that time since we just finished lunch, but it was too good to pass, so we took the bait. Where else could I get a free prime eye rib steak? And it was actually good! (Didn’t get to finish it though because I got so bloooooaaated.)

Long story short - good conversation over iced drinks, cute and delicious cupcakes and meals. I wanted to take home their mason jar glasses so badly!

We went home around four in the afternoon, since I still had to make changes in the video, plus the skies were getting dark and we feared it might rain - it didn’t, fortunately. Finished the video late night already~ 

Hoping to meet up with the friends again before August for an overnight out somewhere!