Summer Giveaway 2013

Hello there. Summer in the Philippines is indeed really here. I could feel the heat outside everytime I go out for work or whatever.

Since summer is here and I am feeling generous. I have some girly stuff here that I don’t have any plans using so why not share it to someone else? Also I am helping to promote my friend’s cute and girly shop that I’ve teamed up with her for this.

Not just that, I am opening this giveaway not just locally but INTERNATIONAL as well ^^b

So what will I be raffling over? First stop! This original 5ml Dior Addict to Life perfume! Smell awesome and full of life this summer!

2nd is this Human Nature Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Orchid flavor. Beat dry lips with this awesome all natural hypoallergenic lip balm ^^

3rd, is these cute and girls stuff from KandyKandy Shop! Super thanks to Katz (the owner) for collaborating with me for this giveaway! Do visit her shop! You might find something that could tickle your fancy ^^

a. The foldeable totebag is very handy for shopping or if ever you need a bag for your summer getaway
b. Hate having too much coins and nowhere to put them? Then these cute pink coin purses will cure that
c. And of course, plan your summer getaway with this cute notepad ^^b

4th is a pair of Fake eyelashes w/ pink star studs. Go glam up those eyelashes girl!

Last but not the least is this Pink fluffy cellphone/bag charm. Spice up your cellphone or bag with this cute accessory!

So there you have it! Again this is open Internationally and Locally (Anywhere in the Philippines). So interested to join? If YES please follow the instructions on the RAFFLECOPTER below.

The giveaway will end on APRIL 22, 2013.
I will announce the winner here at my BLOG, FACEBOOK (Announcement will be posted on PUBLIC settings) and TWITTER.
I will also send a PM via FB whoever the winner is ^^b

So all to those who are joining? GOOD LUCK! <3

6th Philippine Convention

WARNING: Super uber LONG POST XD

Last weekend was the 6th Philippine Cosplay Convention. Went to hang out with friends and well to cosplay of course.

As usual I went o Robinson, Midtown early. Left home around 10 AM and I arrived around quarter to eleven at the venue. My usual stop would be Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves at the second floor.

As usual I went to Robinson, Midtown early. Left home around 10 AM and I arrived around quarter to eleven at the venue. My usual stop would be Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves at the second floor.

Me finally done w/ my make-up

I usually do my make-up there and wait for friends to arrive. What I do is, I order something from CBTL, a drink is fine and get that table near the windows to have ample lighting as I do my make-up.

Now remember, the waiters or security in CBTL didn’t shoo me off because I am a paying customer. As long as I am not disturbing the peace of the the customers there I can do my make-up and wait for my friends while in cosplay. It’s all about being responsible.

Don’t hang out in restaurants or cafes to do your make-up or whatever without ordering anything. That’s just plain rude. You’ll get chased out definitely.

But of course since I was doing my make-up there were people especially foreigners who just can’t help but to ogle at me. How to deal? Just ignore and stay in your own little world. Lol, as you can see I am so used to this XD.

I have to thank Kai for coming early and saved me lol. Since I arrived early I have no one with me so when I needed to go to the bathroom to pee I could not LOL. Kai was my savior! Nikki came soon in her Sailor Neptune cosplay <3 Katz and Ian also arrived but they had to go for lunch so Kai and Nikki stayed with me in CBTL.

Photo by Jrjsiaron

I cosplayed Shuuichi Shindo during DAY 1. I thought I will never survive because despite the tummy/belly showing of a costume, the top and shorts are made out of leather ~~ ugh. I wore it under my dress going to PCC because I find it a hassle to dress up in the venue. I don’t wanna hog the bathroom cubicle that long.

Good thing I stayed indoors most of the time but still, the costume was hot. Plus I was wearing a coat, despite the material being thin, it was still hot.

Super thanks to James Ryan for taking my photos. I am not even sure if you knew that you’re shooting a yaoi character hehehehehe… now you know.

I spent most of my time hanging around with friends in the upper floors. Never really stayed that much in the event area. The crowd can be suffocating for me OTL.

Now let me take this opportunity to congratulate my seme Yuu Tachibana for winning the COSPLAY COSTUME OF THE YEAR BEST FEMALE! You deserve that award my dear. I’ve always knew that you’re gonna win it ^^b

Congratulations to Markee also. If you remember him, I’ve featured him in Cosplay Before and Now. He won the COSPLAY COSTUME OF THE YEAR BEST CROSSPLAYER. This is is 4th time to win, he is so unbeatable in that category!

Again congrats to Yuu and Markee!

I also wanna thank the people I hanged out during PCC Day 1 <3 It was always a pleasure hanging around you guys. Filled with laughter and good feels ^^

(T to B) Nikki, Katz, Lunaru & Kai
(T to B) Ashley, Hao, James & Ikki
(T to B) Chesra, Aki, Dru, Franz & z3LL
T to B) Nikki, Kai, Lunaru, James, Dru & Jessica Ouano

So basically that summed up my Day 1 LOL. On to Day 2 ~~~ <3

Again I went there early. As soon as I settled in CBTL I started on my make-up. I even documented it for a Cosplay 101 thing, while preparing, Nikki and Marko arrived to accompany me <3 While doing my make-up we talked about make-up and random things under the sun XD

Super thanks to Nikki for volunteering to be our PA/Saikang that day. ILU girl. Thanks soo much!!!

Done with my cosplay make-up for Rina

Soon, Abu arrived who is part of our group cosplay that day. Katz, Devian, Abu and I are gonna cosplay Suikoden. I was Rina, Katz is my sister Ellie, Devian was Shin and Abu is Riou.

Abu didn’t stay long since he needs to find his Jowy lol. I KNOW IT SOUNDED WRONG but you know me ^_~.

Katz arrived sooner, all dressed-up sans make-up. So while she was putting her make-up I changed into my costume since my make-up was already done.

Rina’s costume is another hot costume to wear. She is fully covered up. From her legs to her arms. ugh. Good thing the weather that day was cool because it has been raining ^^b

Sophisticate woman yeah | Photo by Paolo Panganiban

Super thanks to Kai who lent me her tarot cards for me to use as Rina’s weapon and yes I was able to tower over Katz who is a bit taller than me. As Ellie’s older sister I have to be really tall, thus I wore my 4 inches pumps to the convention.

Heels killed the feet, good thing I survived!

AWESOME GROUP SHOT FUCKYEAH
Photo by | Paolo Panganiban

I’m so proud of this group. We all look so awesome ajdkslajdksl lol. We wanted more photos but the guards had to shoo us away.

You see, most of the time we were shooting at the mall’s balcony. It’s really bare and we were not disturbing anyone really but looks like we’re no longer allowed to shoot there. All cosplayers have to be in the event area they say. Uhhh… yeah right. With con-goers plus cosplayers you gotta be kidding me. That’s suffocating.

This is like SM Megamall all over again -_-. This makes me don’t wanna cosplay in cons anymore ;A; but the guards in Rob Ermita are much nicer than the ones in Megamall. Oh well.

Thanks to Paolo, Erving, GC Potente & JamFrame for taking our photos ^^b can’t wait to see all of them.

Again thanks to the people who I got to hang out during Day 2. It was really fun hanging out with you all. It’s just fab <3

(T to B) Devian, Katz, Panda, Angel Ayanami, Nikki & Giann
(T to B) Bri, Vesty, Jam, Marko & Dom
(T to B) Soleil, Akire & Paolo

PCC would probably be my last cosplay convention to attend for now. Not going to TAGCOM and Ozine but come April I’ll be going to MAID 2 TRAVEL in Baguio! WOOHOO!!! /o/

Anyway that’s all folks! o>

Someday Jolyne, Someday

Pegging Joylne Kujo from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure lol. Love that woman to bits. For a 2D character she now models for Gucci. OH YEAH!

Sleeveless Top | YRYS
Grey Plaid Pants | YRYS
Black & White Creepers | Daixin

My friend mentioned that my hat is so Jojo plus my make-up and I thought of Jolyne. Yes, someday indeed. Someday.

Hat | Folded & Hung
Sleeveless Drape | ForesTale

Just Swag It On

Long Skirt | Customized

I’m not the one for long skirts, I feel I look short in them but hey in this one, I made it work yo!

Shirt | American Blvd.
Belt | Thrift Store

And yes, I am fully blonde again. And FULL BANGS hahaha.

Boots | Thrift Store
Earring |  Some shop I forgot the name ;A;

I love this earring to bits. I’ve always wanted one. The ones being sold online would cost me Php 100 +. I think I bought this for Php. 50 ^^b great deal. I just forgot the name of the shop where I bought it. Memory FAIL.

Thanks to Ian C for the photos 8Db

It’s Been Awhile UP AME ^^b

Last weekend, precisely last Saturday was UP AME 1UP. I decided to go and cosplay because it’s been awhile since I attended AME. Warning! This is not a blog review. I didn’t even stayed inside the hall and go around so you won’t be seeing a review here. It’s more of me blogging about hanging and herpderping with friends in the convention. LOL.

I was not able to go to AME last 2010 because I got sick with dengue OTL. As for 2011, AME was as the same date with AFA2011 so yeah I was out of the country = NO AME FOR ME. 2011, AME was postponed and was moved to 2013. So yeah, it’s been awhile UP AME and I missed you.

AME is probably the biggest school org cosplay/anime convention that most of us otakus look forward to attending. I remember AME being held in Bahay ng Alumni and when the place got smaller for a crowd getting bigger and bigger every year they moved to SMX.

This year AME they were at WTC right next to a Bakery Convention (don’t ask, I’ve wanted to go in that convention just for the heck of it and have free samples of cakes and hopia whatever). And also they managed to get Reika as a special guest!!! Wow AME! You just really upped yourselves.

AME 1UP was extremely crowded. A lot of people went. Bought tickets for a main purpose.

1. To avail their baggage counter which I found very unique and very much AME.
2. To help my friend Kai get her tickets to Reika’s workshop.

Those tickets actually was reserved by my lesbian lover (lol) SnowFallSlasher but because of her Nihongo classes she could not go and graciously and ever kindly gave us her reservations (She reserved for both timeslot). All we need to do is pay for it. I told Kai that opportunity since last Cosplaymania 2012 when Reika was a special guest she was not able to go to her meet and greet because it was her Finals in school but now she was able to. Thanks to Snow!!

As for me? I gave away mine to a friend from Baguio. AJ wanted to attend her 1:30 PM workshop and me who has met Reika last Cosplaymania 2012 and during AFA2012 at the backstage, I passed on Snow’s goodness to AJ. AJ dear hope you enjoyed that workshop!

AME 1UP became like a reunion, saw some old and long time ago friends. Saw college friends and yes friends from Baguio: Shan Li, AJ & Rui. Last time I saw Rui was BLushCon. Shan Li and AJ = Cosplaymania XD. We will be seeing each other again hopefully for Maid to Travel. Met up with Aruki after so long. Last time we met was BLushCon too. Saw Kin Hoshi also and it’s been like what? Last year when I saw her? Ikki, Ashley and Uno were there too and it’s been ages since I’ve seen them XD Gahd, AME was indeed a reunion of some sorts.

Me as Yumi | Photo by Azaza

There were so many Kuroko no Basket and Rurouni Kenshin cosplayers during AME but the amount of KnB cosers were great. It’s like everywhere I turn there’s a Kagami or Kuroko cosplayers. Its has been like this since last year.

It’s like Kurobasu EVERYWHERE! So seeing RK cosers is a breathe of fresh air. I was not exactly expecting it. I’ve decided to cosplay Yumi Komagata Kazenban version. It’s like a trial of some sorts for me if I could pull of her daring costume.

It’s a KIMONO what’s daring about that? Uhhh her Kazenban version, her kimono is SEE-THROUGH. Uhhhh yeah -_-. As you can see my picture to the right, you can see my nude colored spandex shorts. Errr… it was a breezy and cold cosplay for me that day XD.

Yeah so to see RK cosers was like a good timing for me to cosplay and debut her too. Can’t wait for our group’s official photoshoot I don’t know when but all I can say, I am very excited for it. Super thanks to Kasai for sewing this costume. I didn’t have time to sew the kimono and I don’t know how lol so I have it commissioned. The obi was sewn by me. Thanks to Kasai for the pattern.

It was also awesome seeing Jin as Kenshin that day. Oh yeah, it rained Kenshin cosers too LOL.

THAT CHIBI KENSHIN FTW! | Photo by Alvin

I have to say, the whole day was fun despite me not being able to roam around the convention area but heck hanging around with friends once again was such a treat. I DID NOT REGRET ANYTHING!

Now I entertain you guys with some decopic photos of me and friends during AME 1UP

(T to B) w/ Nikki, Loon, Luna, Kai & Lunaru
YAY FOR BAGUIO PEEPS!!!
(T to B) w/ Kuya Wil, Markee, Diego, Miks & Alex
Shout outs to Ian, Dru, Jeyel, Kyo & Aruki
(T to B) w/ Sammy, Charmie & Abu

And of course last but not the least OBLIGATORY GROUP PIC!!! Thanks z3LL!

Ah yesss fun times! Looking forward for AME next year! Next convention for me to attend is this weekend and that’s Philippine Cosplay Convention! YAY!