Wednesday, October 07, 2009

More Projects. YAY.

I need to do a Rococo Barbie Doll by the end of the month. It promises to be fun. I'd really rather not do Marie Antoinette as everybody in class would probably base their own dolls on her, so I'm looking for other icons during the Rococo period to emulate. Right now, Madame de Pompadour is looking good, but I'm bound to change my mind later.

Pictures are not mine. If you want me to take it down, I will.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Mother

She's the one holding the hairbrush. AWESOME. I want her jeans.

In other news, I am busy doing my Egyptian Project for the History of Costumes Class. I am exhausted, but absolutely enthralled with Fashion School. It's hard work, but it's work I LOVE to do. Pictures soon.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I have been sewing up a storm! My sister and I are attending a Cosplay Convention and we're really excited about it.

In other news, I finally got my schedule for fashion school. I start on Monday with Sewing and Pattern Drafting. WHEE.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Cuteness by my sister Nuni. That's me on the right, yo.

So we watched Nine Inch Nails live last night and it can only be described as AWESOME. Trent Reznor is amazing to watch live and we were close enough to see him really move. I could see his muscles tensing, I could see sweat and water running down his body, I could see how wet his clothes are and how supple his mouth is, I could see his fingers form the chords of those gorgeous songs (yes, yes, I realize I sound like a creepy stalker, but that's my hormonal teenage voice talking) I first encountered NIN in 1995. I was fifteen years old and to nobody's surprise, a very confused and angst-ridden little shit. Nine Inch Nails were one of the top groups in my long list of bands that expressed my teenage rage better than I ever could. This concert was something long overdue and for two or more hours, I felt like a teenager again, experiencing lust and giddiness for the first time.

We expected more recent songs to be played since we figured they were sick of playing songs from more than a decade ago. We were also told by American and European friends of a friend (*cough*Annelyn*cough*) to expect more recent work to be sung. But no! They played several songs from The Downward Spiral, it was more than we could have ever expected. I am ecstatic about hearing Dead Souls, Closer, Gave Up, Head Like A Hole, Hurt and I'm Afraid of Americans played live. It's even better when he is only a couple of feet away, my darlings. I will never forget this. It was amazing.

-On my bed, sore from all the headbanging, with an aching throat but enthralled as all HECK. STILL.

ALSO: Front rows tickets are always worth it. HA!

Monday, August 03, 2009

What I Did While I Was Away From Blogland...

After I finished the other top, Nuni wanted one for herself.

I was able to finish this baby in about two weeks, which is a record for me. I was using really really thin cotton crochet thread and really thin needles so it took plenty of will to get this done. I would usually lose interest after three days and toss it, but I stayed with this one. I think my lust for THE CARDIGAN remains. I'm glad I did, the fit is great and it's very comfortable (Nuni and I have agreed to share. Haha) I have yet to wear this outside (see picture above in my pajama bottom glory) and when I do I'm wearing it with a cute grey circle skirt that I've had in my closet for a long time.

Now I'm knitting another top, a different pattern this time. We'll see how it goes.

Oh, I'm drawing again. Hurray.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Sweater!

Now that we have room, I've been busy knitting and doing things that I really love to do. The sweater is a top-down raglan sleeved hybrid made out of SWTC Oasis Soysilk yarn in Cream (which turned yellow when I put the white crochet trim on the edges, Ooops) I used US #6 needles and about fourteen vintage buttons bought from an Antique Mall in Evansville. I used Canon Crochet Cotton Thread and a number 8 steel hook for the lace trim.

I have to admit, I did not like knitting with the Soysilk at all. It felt nice in the ball, but it was not fun to knit with. The finished product was worth the trouble though, the drape is fantastic and it clings to your figure very nicely.

Many many thanks to Nuni for modelling it.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


We just moved into the new house in the province (I will be largely away from the city until I start school) and here is a picture of the beginnings of my office/craft room/work room. HURRAY!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I Can't Wait

I have five rolls of medium format film that's waiting to be developed. I'm excited how it's all going to turn out.

Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm Being Avaricious Again...

Sniff. I can't believe you're gone!

My Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim was stolen a couple of months back and (almost) everyone knows that Polaroid has stopped producing instant film (and I have two cameras! ARRRGH.) I woke up this morning with an intense craving for a new camera. So I trolled ebay for a little bit and found this:

I love the white body and the fact that it takes credit-card sized photos. I'm also considering getting an Instant Back for my Diana F+ but I can't resist the look of this pretty camera. Ah well. We shall see.


OH NO WAY. That is just so WRONG. It's Asian HAMBURGER Helper, not Asian Helper as I first thought it read. Asian Helper is bad enough, and where are you going to get Asian Hamburger? Bah. I can't stop laughing.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Oh My God.

I'm in love with this Cardigan. I want to have its babies. I found it while looking at random blogs and I came upon this beauty. I love everything about it. The crochet lace, the shape, the contrast. It's fabulous. I'm running to my nearest findings store and see what I can come up with. Love it love it love it!

Edited to add: I wish Blogger had a reply feature to comments from other blogger users. :/

Saturday, June 20, 2009

29 doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would.

I am one of the fortunate ones. I have a wonderful family, good friends and a little boy who is my world. I have made some pretty awful decisions in my life, there are days when I feel like a total failure because of my poor judgment in character or just my lack of foresight. But I get out of the consequences of my actions practically unscathed. So thank you, whoever you are: God, Lady Luck, Buddha etc for the immense support you have given me by letting me be born into my family and in the same circles as my dearest friends. I honestly believe that without them, I would have been just another hopeless wreck.

Here's to being a step away from 30.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Letter Addressed to No One


I stumbled upon your profile and seeing you again after all these years feels very weird indeed. I remember all the hurt feelings that I hid and all the things I made myself ignore to make the person I cared about at the time happy. I tortured myself thinking that maybe if I were more like you, perhaps that person will take notice. Perhaps if I had less respect for myself or if I weren't so bookish that I could take the crude "your mom" and penis jokes a little better. Or if I smoked pot (eww. What was I thinking?), I would be cooler in both your eyes. I looked at myself everyday in the mirror thinking of ways to be better, prettier. Maybe if I acted less intelligent, acted less "cultured," (and fuck you for making me feel bad about not wanting a tacky Louis Vuitton backpack and making me feel awful about reading more books that you) more abrasive, more skanky and more "laid back" (read: open to anal sex and being called a cumbucket)... hoping that maybe everything will get better. I couldn't do that to myself, and for a time you won. I died a little everyday after that. It did not get better until today.

And now I see you, after everything that has happened and I see that you are nothing. You're just an ugly, oily, wrinkled, brown piece of overtanned jerky who can't spell. You look sixty and you're only in your twenties. Your fiancee has dumped your skanky ass and you're still working odd jobs (a dinky tanning salon? REALLY? Is that why you're so jerky-like? You buy your own shit to boost your sales. EWW.). So much for all the talks of you being a successful executive and fabulous and better than me (even without a college degree or no known values? Hmmm.). I'm glad you are both out of my life. The friendship was never really good to begin with anyway. So I say goodbye to you now, happier about myself that I've been for over four years. I can't believe I considered you as someone worthwhile. I can't believe I thought what happened was my worst nightmare because you're better than me. You're not.

I wish you no success, because that would be futile. Keep away from married men because you never know who may want your head on a platter next and may your new job give you a really bad case of skin cancer.

With absolutely no love and only a lingering feeling of betrayal,


Found it! WHEE!

Left to Right: Joel, Me, Mariter, Michelle, Cholo. Taken during our thesis exhibit opening night. My hairstylist cut gave me bangs that night and it changed my life forever. Haha.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Currently Reading...

I was at Fully Booked yesterday and I picked up these books:

The Zombies book is going well. It's a light read and I'm enjoying it so far. This is a change for me, since I usually buy books that I have already read. I initially wanted to get some Angela Carter and Roald Dahl books, but the idea of reading new books prevailed. It has become an unhealthy obsession of mine to rebuild my fabulous library *sniff* after all my books (design, art, fiction, non-fiction, books from my childhood and teen years etc) drowned in a flood in 2006. Perhaps this purchase is another step to my healing (haha. Or not. I'm just an impulsive buyer.)

In other news, I got SIX (!!!!) letters and postcards in the mail today. That's the most I got EVER. I am very happy. Oh yes I am. Mwahahahaha.

Also, if you've noticed that I added you to my bloglist that's because you're fabulous and I love reading your posts (well, yeah). Thank you for keeping me sane and inspired. ;) I'm drinking tea in your honor.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Please Don't Eat Sushi! Love, Mom

I wish someone would take notice and turn this blog into a book. I can definitely relate. Heehee.

I Fall In Love With You More Everyday

Connor and his Nanny, Luisa.

It's funny how you're only a year old and all these girls are going ga-ga over you.I can just imagine how it will be a couple of years down the road. Looks like I need to arm myself as early as now.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

My Time-Sucking DVD Collection and Other Vampires

Spent the day with Connor and watched Nosferatu on DVD (among other things). Before that, my sister and I went to Megamall to see if any of the bookstore there had the watercolor book I wanted. No such luck, I did come out of Powerbooks with two lettersets.

I got Simon Thorpe's Vampires and Rachel Williams' Miss Anne Thrope. The best part? Each set was only about 1.50USD. AWESOME.

Friday, June 05, 2009


I am a happy paper owner.

Had a wonderful time with my lovely friends Annelyn and Mahala the other day. We went to the Fully Booked at Bonifacio Global City and I found these gorgeous stationery sets by Galison. I got two sets, I wanted to get ALL of them though. I picked the William Morris Clover Set and the Cherry Blossom Set since both designs have special significance for me.

A closer look. So pretty!

AAAAAAAND! I got brown ink! The brand is Stuart Houghton Calligraphy in Sepia. You have to use a dip pen with it but that's what I wanted to do with the brown ink I was craving for anyway. WHEEEEE!

In other news, knitting has been a little slow going. I have a million projects that I want to do, but I need to focus on one project at a time (the LEGENDARY BEDSPREAD is a life project, so it doesn't count. Haha!) I'm currently knitting a Macbook cozy for Annelyn using blood red acrylic yarn.

In my pajamas, knitting away.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Little Boy, you are so much braver than I am. I could take lessons from you. Your Lola's right, you are really our epitome of perfection.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Images from my Diana

I am so glad I got this thing. It takes beautiful pictures and it's very handy. I used 100 speed Fuji film and it came out great! With this and my Holga 120GN, I'm quite satisfied. For now.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Connor, all the bad melts away when I hear your quiet breathing.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


You will be mine soon, my pretty.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009


You are the best sister that anyone can ever ask for! Mwah!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Oh nooooo...

I wish people would stop tearing apart old perfectly good typewriters to make jewelry out of their keys. It makes me unspeakably sad that they would kill such beautiful machines. It's the same sad feeling I get when I hear about elephants being killed for ivory.

There is nothing like clacking away at a typewriter. I have written so many good stories (in my opinion anyway) with a typewriter. There are just some stories that won't come out well written with a computer program, but write beautifully in an old typewriter with a slightly faded ribbon.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mean Thought

You know, I love Audrey Hepburn as much as the next girl, but holy shit. Will you fucking assholes stop it with the Audrey Hepburn already? "OMG! I lurv Audrey Hepburn! She's, like, my fashion guru." FINE. But before I take you seriously, will you please do your research and watch her movies so you can contribute to the conversation a little more intelligently?


"She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about."
— Jeffrey Eugenides (The Virgin Suicides)

ETA: I have gotten some reaction with this post (Holy cow. People read my blog. Okay, people I know in real life read my blog. Haha.) Listen, I don't hate Audrey Hepburn. I don't hate people who like Audrey Hepburn. What I find annoying are people who name names to look/sound cool. Like people who wear Che Guevarra shirts and say that Che Guevarra's rock star (sad but true) C'mon kids, there's a whole world of information at your fingertips (and your local video rental place) Just saying.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blogging at work

It's kinda fun. I realize that I haven't posted here in a while, but that should change soon. i have several projects in the works. Some are languishing in a corner, somewhere in my house, victims of startitis. It's a New Year, and while I hate that cliche, I really am sincere in saying that my projects shall languish and be forgotten no more.

In other news, I don't feel well today. Bleh.