Sunday, June 20, 2010


Went to Toycon2010 yesterday. Although I was expecting it, the number of people still astounded me. I still enjoy going to conventions.

Somehow even if there are some people around me who were losing interest in things like these, I still managed to be the same. I don't know when this kind of fascination will fade.

Right... back to Toycon.

I am frustrated since somehow I don't feel like I completed my trip to Toycon this year. The number of pictures I've taken were too few. There were some cosplayers whom I wanted to take pictures with but I didn't have any chance. There were also so many toys and stuff I wanted to buy but somehow I don't have any money for it.

Oh well ever since ever I always knew that buying stuff isn't the reason why I go to Toycon. I enjoy just looking at the things that I know I would never have.

I bought myself a keychain though... just a simple reminder that this year's toycon wasn't a dream.

Next year... I hope that somehow next year I wouldn't have to keep myself from buying the things I want.

Well I plan to cosplay next year... but then again all these are just plans...

I'll have to wait what will happen until it actually happens.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Going out on Thursday

There was one time when I woke up early in the morning and everyone was just being noisy around the house... at that point I suddenly wished I was back at LB. That’s when I decided on this: if I ever graduate I would try to get a job that is far from home so that I could live somewhere else again. I love my family but if you’re with them most of the time I feel like I'm suffocating. I try my best to please everyone most of the times. They can’t understand the things I do and don’t do, the decisions I make and don’t make… since they’re my family I often just give up and let them be even if it annoys me. I don’t want that kind of life. Ever since college I had realized that my life isn’t about anyone else but me. I should be the one making the final decisions. I should be the one who will take the step.

I know my limits and the reality that I am still a student that’s why I don’t pretend that I can live without my parents unlike some other teenagers or people similar my age. I know very well that I cannot live on my own right now, that’s why I just let my mother do what she wants with my life but as soon as I can live on my own I would surely break away from here.


Anyway, last Thursday (June 10) my friend and I went out since she wanted to go to church. I happily went with her. I missed her and I would rather go out and hurt my feet from walking than to stay inside the house and hurt my butt from sitting.

We decided to meet in Megamall but since my friend was exploring another route I arrived at our meeting place earlier than her. So I went with a date with myself. I went to some toy stores and gift shops. Somehow at that moment I hoped that I already have a job. There’re so many things I want to buy for myself and for other people too bad that I don’t have any extra money with me.

When she finally arrived we had lunch and went to church by walking there. It was a long walk and I was thankful that I wore flats that day. We stayed there for a while praying silently. I prayed about lots of things that at some point it seems like I’m talking casually rather than praying. I haven’t done this for a while. My heart felt lighter and at ease after that.

I wonder if you know where we went

We then stayed at a bookstore for a while just reading on the floor.

Inside the mall...

My friend never rode on an MRT before and that was her first time. I was just glad I was with her. I remembered my first time riding the MRT. It was very exciting.

We then went to Trinoma. Since our other friends were not there yet, we went around the mall. I bought myself some USB-powered light. I was really planning to buy one. We also went to Comic Alley where I found this cute Len plushie. I wanted to buy it so bad. I was holding on to it the whole time we were inside the store. I almost imagined that it was mine.

Isn't he adorable?

But alas, I don’t have enough money so I had to leave it there. GOODBYE LEN!
Len Kagamine... soon you'll be mine

After that was karaoke. Because of the rain they were late. I was really worried about the time because I needed to go back home.

Although it annoys me to no end, I just had to go home before everyone. We just had dinner and they send me home.

Afterwards I learned that they went to another place to drink after I left. Even though I was a little envious I still stopped myself from reacting childishly. I believe that next time I would be with them until we all go home. Stupid curfew. Someday… I won’t have one anymore! Yeah!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Finally the Den Den Mushi (Snail phone) is complete. It’s a very nice little project since we could still use the phone afterwards. At first, I thought my brother only wanted to make a Den den mushi for display but when I saw the phone parts scattered inside our room I knew this is going to be an interesting project.

But of course the den den mushi isn’t as perfect as it should be. This was handmade and it was pretty obvious from the appearance alone. It also doesn’t make the den den mushi ringing sound which upsets us so much. Finally, the voice form the other line doesn’t come out from the den den mushi’s mouth. But even with these faults it was still awesome (well at least for us). COME ON IT’S A WORKING DEN DEN MUSHI! ß One Piece fan.

Anyway here’re the things we used to make this:

Phone parts – make sure that phone was working before and will still work after you acquire the parts.

Cutting stuff – scissors, cutter, knife even a small saw were used

Paper – you need lots that’s why we used that old telephone directory

Carton – something harder than paper to provide the base for the shape.

Sticky stuff – to stick the paper together. Gawgaw (Starch or cornstarch I guess…) + warm water = gooey sticky stuff. But you could use other concoction like glue + water…

Coloring stuff – we used poster color.

We started by making the den den mushi. Of Course we have some sort of plan or rough sketches on how to do it. My brother and I thought of it together… while discussing very significant issues (like the recent chapter of One Piece and conspiracies of the World Government)

By the way here's our plan

We made two halves of the snail where the phone parts would be placed inside. The carton was the foundation for the layers and layers of paper. The snail’s shell was just two circles while the snail itself was a right triangle. We dipped the torn paper on the gooey sticky stuff and stick them on to the carton while making sure that it was still in the right shape as according to plan. It’s like playing with clay… just sticky and made of paper.

Once everything was settled inside we put them together.

Left side part 1

Left side part 2

Right side

The receiver of the phone also had a special casing.

Since the telephone directory provided us the paper we need we can’t paint it with its color at once. The numbers and letters from the paper would be too noticeable. So we had to coat it with white first making sure that no one would be able to tell what paper we used.

white Den den mushi

white receiver

Then after that was my favourite part… we would paint it with the colors we chose. My brother wanted to make a Marine den den mushi, my sister wanted the Strawhat’s den den mushi (she even started making hats). In the end we decided to have our very own version. We didn’t buy anymore paint, instead we made used of what colors we already have around the house.

Colors we have


Another angle

what to use for the shell?

Pink and black? hmm ok


Creepy snail

Why so gay?

Finally... after almost a week?


In the end is what worth it! We are happy for our creation... well we worked hard... and we were doing this together.

Hmm... how about a Thousand Sunny in a bottle? Hmm...

Tagapaglingkod ng kasamaan and updated website

I finally finished my Servant of Evil fandub... this is quite special since I really love Len Kagamine... but somehow I still don't know if I like the final outcome or not. I really tried my best in singing and translating this song. I hope it turned out quite favorable.

I think I like fandubbing now even though I know how my voice sucks... I wish I could sing better in the future.

Oh well... I tried and I enjoyed making it. I hope I didn't hurt anyone's eardrums with this song.

Anyway here it is:

Ikaw ang prinsesa ako'y iyong tagapaglingkod
kambal tayong pinaghiwalay ng tadhana
para protektahan ko ay gagawin ko ito
ang kasamaan ko'y inaalay ko sa iyo

Simula ng pinanganak hanggang pagkabata
marami na silang plano para sa atin
kampana ng simbahan tayo'y biniyayaan
ngunit naghiwalay dahil sa kasakiman

kahit na buong mundo pa ang kalaban mo
andito ako proprotekta sa iyo
kaya't sanay lagi ka lang masaya
gagawin ko ang lahat para sa iyong ngiti

Ikaw ang prinsesa ako ang iyong tagapaglingkod
kambal tayong pinaghiwalay ng tadhana
para protektahan ka ay gagawin ko ito
ang kasamaan ko'y inaalay ko sa iyo

Nang bumisita tayo sa karatig na bansa
doon ko nakita ang luntiang dalaga
dahil sa kabaitan niya't kanyang mga ngiti
ang pagibig sa kaniya's hindi ko maialis

ngunit kung nais ng aking prinsesa
na siya'y mawala sa kaniyang landas
sasagutin ko ang pinag-uutos niya
ngunit bakit di ko mapigilang lumuha?

Ikaw ang prinsesa ako'y iyong tagapaglingkod
kambal tayong pinagmalupitan ng tadhana
Brioche po ang miryenda ninyo ngayon
at napangiti kita ng napakaganda

Hindi magtatagal ay makakarating na
ang mga taong umuusig sa atin
kahit na nararapat para sa atin ito
kahit sino pa man yan lalabanan ko

suotin mo ito ang mga damit ko
tumakas ka habang nagpapahuli ako
huwag kang mag-alala dahil kambal tayo
di nila makikita ang pagkakaiba

ako ang prinsesa
ikaw ay isang kriminal
tadhana'y pinaglaruan ang kawawang kambal
kahit na sabihin pa nilang ikaw ay masama
ang kasamaan na ito'y nasa akin ring dugo

Noong unang panahon sa isang kaharian
may masasamanag tao na naninirahan
at ang lahat ng ito'y pinamumunuan
ng aking kapatid na ubod ng rikit

kahit na buong mundo pa ang kalaban mo
sa tabi mo naririto pa rin ako
kaya sana ngayon malaya ka at masaya
gagawin ko ang lahat para sa iyong ngiti

Ikaw ang prinsesa ako'y iyong tagapaglingkod
kambal tayong pinaghiwalay ng tadhana
para protektahan ko ay gagawin ko ito
ang kasamaan ko'y inaalay ko sa iyo

Kung mabubuhay lamang ako na muli
nais kong makipaglaro sa iyo lagi


I also changed my website's layout since all that pink was getting annoying...