Meet my clones!

I’ve always felt a little sad that I don’t have a celebrity look-a-like, but who needs a famous doppelganger when you’ve got an army of clones!

These pictures were all sent to me by friends who all, “swear it looks like youuuuu!” Click on the photos to full view.

Clone # One:

(via mahmah)

Beany found this photo on tumblr. And it’s what prompted me to make this post in the first place. Truthfully, aside from the hair, I don’t see the resemblance. I mean this in the most not-fishing-for-compliments kinda way, but I think this girl is too pretty to look like me. Haha. But I asked several friends –boyfriend included– and they all agree. This photo makes me sad though. I miss the times my hair looked like hers. Continue reading Meet my clones!

A newly discovered shoe fetish

I always thought I’d escaped the female sterotype of being obsessed with either or both shoes and bags. Today, I brought home what I just realised were my 4th pair of shoes in the past 2 months.

I had been looking for Oxford/Blücher-type dress shoes for a really long time and I found this gorgeous pair about a month ago at a thrift store for  580php. I had just bought my Batman sneakers a few days prior, so I thought I’d come back for them next time.

I  got them for 100php today.

One. Hundred. Pesos.

A month ago =  580php. Today = 100php.

They’re a little scuffed in the heels and nicked around the toes, but ONE HUNDRED PESOS!

Okay, I’m done squeeing now. Will go back to disinfecting and cleaning my new shoes. Hee ~♥

Christmas List!

Christmas is about a month away, so it’s time for the annual wishlist. Because I’m greedy like that.

1. Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, I sketched out what my perfect pair of boots looked like and gave it to Noelle, who was going home to Hong Kong for the Holidays. I asked her to pretty please buy me a pair that looked at least close to the sketch. The holidays came and went and Noelle came back with a pair of boots that looked IDENTICAL to the sketch I gave her. I wore these boots almost everyday for 2 years and now they are broken. True story. So what I really, really want is a pair of boots to replace my perfect boots. They looked something like this:

2. Crayola crayons box of 120’s

According to the official Crayola webpage, it also includes a special surprise inside. Because, as a very wise man once said, “The best kind of prize is a SUR-prize!”

3. A Freakangels tank top

To spread the Freakangel love.  Also so I can pair it with my black frilly skirts and dye my hair purple and pretend I’m Sirkka.

4. Comic books

Singles, or trade paperbacks. I don’t care. As long as it’s something I can read.

5. Laptop Bag

Because the boyfriend gave me a netbook as an advanced Christmas gift, my current laptop bag is now too big.  So something that will fit a 10″ netbook snugly, has enough room for my kikay kit and other junk that I carry around with me daily would be great. Plus points if it’s got a great print.

So, what’s on your christmas list? 🙂

Made for walking

fetish-heelsWhoever invented the high heel must have been a man. My feet are killing me.

One of the company’s foreign suppliers is here for a visit so I had to be all corporate and presentable and spent the whole day  in heels yesterday. The WHOLE day. Til midnight. MIDNIGHT! Because we took him out for dinner and drinks after work.

Feel my indignation as I repeat words in caps lock for emphasis.

My heels weren’t even really high to begin with –about an inch and a half or so — but I swear, my feet still hurt like hell. Especially my pinky toes. Actually, my pinky toes don’t hurt because I CAN’T FEEL THEM ANYMORE.

In protest of my aching feet, these are the what I wore to work today (they’re also my latest impulse buy):

batman shoes

BATMAN SHOES HOLLA! AWESOMEST PAIR OF SHOES EVER! Got them at the Little Boys’ shoe section at the department store for about Php700. Times like these I’m thankful I’ve got such small feet, because the largest size they have these in are (EU) 35. I’m usually a size 36, but these still have breathing room.

I’ll be wearing these to the Scarlet Tears’ Halloween gig later, even if they don’t go with my costume because MY NEW SHOES, LET ME SHOW YOU IT!

There are a few perks to owning your own circus


dick-barbaraBarbara: You win, Former Boy Wonder. I am loving it!
Dick: Just don’t fall. I’m not carrying you up here again.

Aaaaaaaawwwwwww. If I happen to lose all feeling from the waist down in a horrendous incident involving the Joker, I’d like a former circus acrobat-turned-vigilante to take me on the trapeze.

I Fail At Life

I started colouring Daphne in last night, and boy, what a fail in epic proportions that was. I’m glad I took photos of it as a pencil sketch because I realise now that it will look best just as line art. I need to pick up a good eraser that isn’t the kneaded kind and some new pens after work to remedy the catastrophe that was last night.

I’m really bummed out and I’m crossing my fingers, toes and eyes that I can still save the drawing.

In other not-so-bummed-out news, I still can’t decide which makes me more school-girl giddy: Continue reading I Fail At Life

work-in-progress: Daphne

I haven’t coloured manually in a really long time, and it’s been even longer than that since I used dry medium.

So for the fear of me making a mess out of it once I start colouring and inking it in, I thought I’d post a little work-in-progress: 05-10-09_2337

Close-up:

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Graphite on Chipboard.

This was actually supposed to be just a practice run — that’s why I used chipboard — but I liked how it turned out so much, and I ‘ll never be able to re-do it nicely on better paper so I’m running with it.

Blatant Plagiarism

[I would’ve posted this earlier, but I couldn’t find a youtube clip of the Voice ad. ]

Last July, a Japanese band called, SOUR, released a music video for their single, “Hibi no Neiro (日々の音色)” that quickly became one of my favourite music videos of all time.

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The scenes were shot using webcams and featured the bandmembers and a select few from SOUR’s international fanbase. The result is a wonderful and ingenious montage of webcam clips that must have been a nightmare to coordinate.

While channel surfing a few weeks back, I caught the TVC for Monde’s VOICE Crackers:

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Look familiar? Damn straight!

I’m disgusted by the blatant plagiarism. I don’t know which ad agency was responsible for this monstrocity, but you guys suck ass.

It’s hard to feel patriotic (particularly about Filipino talent), when rip-offs like this exist. Fucking pisses me off.