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As per my annual tradition... :D



Just something I doodled today to send out my greetings to everyone before the REALLY busy holidays... um.. days... arrive and everyone disappears to their respective provinces, homes, vacations, retreats, etc etc. XDDDD

And yep, I didn't feel like drawing Santa's elves, so here's an Antivan elf and a mage elf instead. Tee hee! (I can dream, can't I??)

So, happy holidays! ^______^
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Hehe... I haven't completely forgotten the tradition, despite me being absent from LJ, so here it is. My Holiday wishlist for this year. ^__^

Granted, I'd most likely have to get most of these for myself, but hey, it's called a WISHlist, and I can dream, can't I? XDD You know me, always pushing my luck and testing the waters to see if some rich, clueless person with a kind heart would decide to send me my heart's desires without question. Hehehehe...

So anyway, here we go. This year, K has been a good girl and wants:
  • - a second pair of Skullcandy headphones
  • - an iPod. Either Nano or Classic, as long as it has a good-sized memory
  • - a Nintendo DS Lite or DSi
  • - a point-and-shoot digicam, preferably Canon (supermacro mode, I LOVE YOU)
  • - an extra battery pack for a Canon EOS 10D
  • - a proper carrying bag for a Canon EOS 10D
  • - a 500GB (or more), USB-powered portable HD
  • - an original Konata-chan Nendoroid
  • - updated Vocaloid MP3 collection (because I just can't seem to keep up...)
  • - Guild Wars keys for Factions/Nightfall/EotN/GW2
  • - any recommended animu/scanlated manga/music/series/movie burned onto a disc
  • - any recommended book (as in actual, non-PDF book)
  • - gift certificates for The Spa/Fully Booked/Powerbooks
  • - gift certificates to a nice food place
  • - gift art
  • - snail mail (I miss it so...)
  • - a new dice set
  • - photography lessons or books
  • - a year's worth of membership to a gym/dance/yoga class close to the Ortigas CBD (then I'm FORCED to actually go... NO ESCAPE. XDDDD)
  • - a nice meal cooked for me :D (wehehehehe.... *AHEMELEAAHEM*)
  • - nice/inspiring Vintage photos
  • - a shopping trip at Saizen XDDDDD
  • - a good haircut at your favorite stylist's (because goodness knows I need it. XD)

NYAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA~~ here's to hoping. :p

ADDENDUM: 
  • - Zevran Fanart
  • - Dragon Age Collector's Edition

ksolaris: (word up)
... seem to reaffirm what I already know. The affirmation is much-appreciated, though. :p

Got it from AstroProfile.com and I highlighted bits of it.


Here's to Capricorns everywhere~! XDD
ksolaris: (nana)
It's that time of year,
Leave all our hopelessnesses aside
(if just for a little while)
Tears stop right here,
I know we've all had a bumpy ride
(I’m secretly on your side)

How did you know?
It's what I always wanted,
You can never have too many of these
Will ya quit kicking me under the table?
I'm trying, will somebody make her shut up about it?
Can we settle down please?

It's that time of year,
Leave all our hopelessnesses aside
(if just for a little while)
Tears stop right here,
I know we've all had a bumpy ride
(I’m secretly on your side)

Bite your tongue
Deep breaths
Count to ten
Nod your head

I think something is burning,
Now you've ruined the whole thing
Muffle the smoke alarm
Whoever put on this music
Had better quick, sharp, remove it
Pour me another
Oh, don't wag your finger at me

It's that time of year,
Leave all our hopelessnesses aside
(if just for a little while)
Tears stop right here,
I know we've all had a bumpy ride
(I’m secretly on your side)

Will ya get me outta her, Get me outta here, Get me outta here
Just for now...


~ Imogen Heap, "Just For Now"

Goodbye, 2008. It was nice knowing you. I won't forget the lessons you've taught me, and the gifts you've given.

Hello, 2009. ^_^

Happy New Year, everyone. Stay safe and always love yourself.
ksolaris: (nana)

May your holidays be merry, bountiful, and radiation-free! ^_^
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Yep, it's that time of the year when people and kids get to dress up and scare the bejeezus out of eachother again. Hehe... here in the Philippines, it normally translates to an obligatory visit to the cemetery to pay our respects to our dearly departed, but this year, me and my family have (finally!!) decided to avoid the rush and just visit at a more convenient time. I'm sure our loved ones would undestand. ^_^;;

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
ksolaris goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as I-no.
guia gives you 13 tan pineapple-flavoured pieces of taffy.
h_matsumoto gives you 16 blue coffee-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
happyraincloud gives you 17 green orange-flavoured gummy worms.
idle_eidolon gives you 1 light orange vanilla-flavoured gummy bats.
innocentlyjaded gives you 4 green chocolate-flavoured wafers.
jylichan gives you 16 mauve vanilla-flavoured gummy bats.
magiqa tricks you! You get an eraser.
magnetic_rose gives you 4 blue strawberry-flavoured gumdrops.
overintrospect tricks you! You lose 68 pieces of candy!
scriviner gives you 17 purple grape-flavoured nuggets.
ksolaris ends up with 20 pieces of candy, and an eraser.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
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Well, it's been another week since I've last been able to post, just as expected. Haha! Anyway, Lem celebrated his 26th birthday last weekend, and it was great.

On Saturday, we met up with [profile] magiqa in the morning to hang out, and also because I was borrowing a copy of live-action Nodame Cantabile from her. Hehe... in the end, instead of having lunch at RCBC Plaza as we originally planned, Lem managed to convince us to hop into a cab, head for Serendra and have lunch at the open-air area at Market! Market! instead. Lunch was good and filling (we were hungrier than we thought, apparently), and after that, we headed for the local Hobbes & Landes branch where there was a Lego Star Destroyer, baby pandas, kittens, giant Lego people, and a whole lot of other fun things. Us being the children that we insist we are, we ran happily ran around the store for a good couple of hours. We didn't walk away empty-handed though, because as Elea has put it, that store causes an auto-cancel on all will saves.

I ended up purchasing Kiwido, Lem ended up with a cute doggie-shaped pouch for his MTG cards, and Elea got herself a copy of Super Munchkin.

After that excursion, Lem then treated us to cupcakes at Sonja's. I did mention in a previous entry that the said cupcakes are only meant to be eaten about once a month on average, due to its off-the-charts sugar content, so we stuck with the schedule and gave Elea a reason to put her phone cam to good use. :D

Pictures to follow! ^_^

The next day, we celebrated with Lem's family at The Columns. There was a lot of food, the kids were all there, and it was just fun, basically. Lem got to make good use of the swimming goggles that I got him for his birthday, so all's good. I suppose the only thing that ruined it for me was the fact that my stupid knee decided to do cartwheels as I was walking inside the room, thus sending me sprawling on the floor, in pain, and in front of everybody. T_T;;;

It's been 4 days since I took a dive back there, and I still have a nasty, purple bruise on my left knee, and I still can't run or climb up and down stairs quickly. It's gonna take me about another half week before the damned knee starts functioning normally again. Oh well. ^_^;;
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I know it's about a month delayed or so, but I never really got around to officially congratulating [livejournal.com profile] jylichan for his recent college graduation. Hehe... magpainom ka! Haha! XD XD

Anyhoo, as a tribute, and a giant "thank you" to Jyli for one of the yummiest (and most sinful) food items I have ever eaten, I wanted to post these photos of the FRIED SNICKERS BARS that he made for us last January.

Oh yes, they were that good. XD



Om nom nom.... )

More photos at my Multiply Album! ^_____^

I think it can also be safely said that it's thanks to Jyli that I finally got the energy and motivation to start the diet that I've placed myself in... though, of course, I'd never turn down another chance to have one of these babies again. XD XD
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Thoughts for the day:

* Hachoojin - (noun) A Japanese alien with a cold.
* Celtic Crosshair - a homing/sniper spell that can possibly be used as a move by some random, anime magical/mystical girl. I dunno, this just simply came out of nowhere. Remember, you heard it here first! I think...
* Genshiken x Lucky Star = WIN.

Yeah. Stuff like this tend to turn up during breakfast conversations with Lem, though I'm also wondering if this was brought upon by the chocolate pancake mix that I tried out for the first time this morning. Is anyone still surprised that we've been together for six years?

Oh, and of course, there's our favorite (though we figured that other people may have already come up wit it before):

* "MICRO! WAVE!!" - the possible name of a possible Sentai member move. (I consider this to be an appropriate contribution to artofvalidation and co.'s "LENS! FLARE!!")

Good morning, world. XD

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In other news, Lem and I have been so desperate for video games, that we've revived my Twin Famicom, took it out of the plastic wrappings that I placed it in, and hooked it up to the TV. Besides playing The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1985), we also ended up intently playing Dr. Mario up to the point that I had to pry Lem away from the controller and kick him out of the apartment to go to work.

After he left, I kept on playing, of course, but I gave up at stage 17 since it was just starting to get INSANE.

Haha! This got me thinking that back then... that was HARDCORE, man! And it probably still is, considering that you had to finish 20 levels with NO SAVES, whatsoever.

Anyway, we do plan to get ourselves a new PS2, as jylichan has been generous enough to donate a PS2 unit to us after we lost our old one. We're still saving up, though, and we're still weighing our options between having the unit repaired and buying the necessary accessories, or selling the unit and using the money to fund a new slim-type PS2.

.... Sigh. I miss my games.

Couldn't they have at least left the damned memory card???

That was 110+++ hours of FFX!! 170+++ hours of FFXII!! Do you know how long it took us to kill that bastard, Yazmat???!! And Sephiroth in KH2??? And how long it took me to find all 101 Dalmatians in BOTH Kingdom Hearts games?? And that I already had 87 of those stupid beads in Okami??? And all my record times and sizes in We Love Katamari???????? And... and...

*froths at the mouth and faints*

I miss my baby so badly. T_T

Well, at least I now have an excuse to play EVERYTHING again. Hehe. ^__^;;

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We just managed to watch Sweeney Todd a couple of Mondays ago, and my goodness, THAT WAS FUN.

And Johnny Depp? He acts! He sings! He makes me want to bear his children! The weird part was that there were certain lines when he still had the Jack Sparrow drawl, but I was happy to ignore it. As for Helena Bonham Carter, she always just seems to fit quite perfectly into slightly-unhinged female characters and I love her for it, but I just hope that she doesn't get permanently typecasted into that sort of thing.

I loved the movie, and it was a wonderful ending to a date. Haha! Now, for Cloverfield...

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Maa... Hatsukoi Limited and Katekyo Hitman Reborn take so long to be updated. I wish the chapters would come out sooner and faster, but I guess it can't be helped. In the meantime, I'm stuck reading Nana. Chapter 51 and counting... ^_^;;

And speaking of updates, WHEN IS THE NEXT AVATAR EPISODE COMING OUT??? It's taking so painfully long... *Sniff.*

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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!
WELCOME THE YEAR OF THE RAT!

(Yeah, I just HAD to use that image.)

ksolaris: (nana)
Last January 21, Ian and I celebrated our sixth anniversary.

I made a pesto macaroni salad. He brought home a tub of vanilla ice cream. I made strawberry syrup with a batch of strawberries that I bought the day before, and that went in with the ice cream.

Then we turned off the lights, we cradled our mugs with ice cream and syrup, cuddled, and proceeded to watch Tenacious D: Pick of Destiny. XD XD XD

After that, we watched Robert Newman's The History of Oil (<-- YouTube link). Ahhh. British satirical, political humor. Gotta love it. XD


I have also found a new love in the form of Robert Newman. XD

So yeah...

Happy 6th Anniversary, baby. ^________^
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FINALLY. I've finally managed to get my hands on a decent PC and actually have enough time to sit down and type away. Anyway, there's been a LOT of things that I've been wanting to post about, but a sudden lack of resources have prevented me from doing that.

The last half of December 2007, and the first week of January 2008 has been particularly eventful, and I'm actually quite glad about it all, even though some of those events weren't exactly pleasant. Anyway, I'll try my best to make this short and sweet:

- Currently reading:
* Katekyo Hitman Reborn (dammit!! The next chapter is taking so long!!)
* Hatsukoi Limited (NEXT CHAPTER PLEASE!!!)
* Genshiken

- Currently watching:
* Girls Bravo (Just finished it this afternoon. Ecchi comedies, FTW!)
* Howl's Moving Castle (Just managed to watch it last week, for shame!)
* Busou Renkin (Halfway done. Disc c/o Jyli)
* History's Greatest Disciple Kenichi (10 episodes and counting)

Hehe... I've been pretty much out of the loop when it comes to anime and manga, that I'm just glad that I've been having more chances to enjoy them recently. I still have a lot of catching up to do!

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Because of a recent incident, I still haven't been able to edit and upload some of the pictures that I've taken during the UST 2007 Paskuhan, and nor have I been able to work on all the photos from our barkada's Christmas party last December 22-23. I've really been wanting to put those pictures up since I know that my high school friends would also like to see those photos online.

But then again, I guess I should just be thankful that I still have the photos to work with at all. ^_^;; Maaa... I guess just one regret that I have is that I wasn't able to back up some of the files that we had on the laptop, including some old photos from my old phone which I haven't been able to store anywhere else. Sigh.

Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait until I manage to go to Ian's house in Fairview to do all that since there doesn't seem to be a single, reasonably-priced net cafe in the city which has Adobe Photoshop installed on their PCs... I guess the photo updates will have to wait.

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More on updates, as a continuation from the previous list:

- Christmas was spent at work. Then you guys know what happened next. XD

- New Year's Eve was spent at work... and then after work, Ian picked me up and we headed for TriNoMa so that I can treat my parents to lunch.

- Watch out world, I learned how to make sansrival, and I've been making and giving away trays of it...

- January 2: jylichan dropped by our apartment to feed us FRIED SNICKERS BARS!! ^__________^ Photos of glorious food item to follow.

- Been using the office gym, FINALLY, and so far I've been able to keep it up. An hour and a half four times a week should be okay for starters, right? Considering that the last time I actually did any serious workout was back in 2001 (?) when I played soccer... I've also been changing my eating habits, so I hope I'll be able to maintain this momentum for the whole year. I figured it's best to start out slow and steady instead of burning myself out immediately.

- January 6: went to The Spa in Acropolis with Rosa, Mitchiko, and Tin. Mitch and Tin treated me for the spa and for dinner with a whole bunch of Hill People at Serye Eastwood afterwards, since I'm currently broke. ^_____^ I still can't stop saying THANK YOU!! The trip to the spa was so goooooooooood. ~_______~ Tin also gave me a small box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates which is now carefully stashed away in our fridge (Ian knows better than to breach my supply of chocolates though...). Photos taken at the dinner to follow.

- January 8: Met up with Rosa at the new JFMO library in Pacific Star. That library is so gorgeous now!! The last time that I was there, they were still at the 12th floor, but the new one... bean bags in one corner, high windows, ipods loaded with Japanese songs, a mezzanine... WOW!

- When I met Rosa, she brought along miss h_matsumoto with her, so I finally got to meet her in person. ^_^

- Ian's mom and sisters gave me a cute corduroy bag which I now use, and Rosa gave me a 2008 Starbucks planner (YAY!!!!!)

.....

... Ehe... everything seems incoherent back there. Sorry. I can't seem to think straight right now, especially when there's A LOUDMOUTH WOMAN WHO JUST LEARNED TO USE SKYPE SITTING RIGHT BEHIND ME, SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF HER LUNGS TO SOME KOREAN DUDE ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE WHO CAN'T UNDERSTAND A WORD SHE'S SAYING.

I miss having my own desktop PC.

I better close here for now before I stuff my mouse down her nose... ^_^##

Eitherway, may 2008 be good for everyone.
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!! PEACE, PROSPERITY, WISDOM, GOOD HEALTH... and have I mentioned PROSPERITY??


Been meaning to make an image greeting as my measly replacement for actual greeting cards, but the past week has been hectic, and I'm not exactly known for my stamina. As for what I've been up to lately:

December 18 - Hair Rebonding Day
December 19 - UST Paskuhan (7pm to 12am)
December 20 - Familiarization Tour (work-related, 9am to 1pm)
December 22 - Ian's younger sister Kaye gave birth to a baby boy (2-3pm-ish)
December 22 - High School Barkada annual Christmas Party (5pm to 1pm on December 23)
December 23 - made sansrival (5pm. Thanks for the recipe, Noreen!!)
December 23 - Work (11pm to 9:30 am this morning, December 24)

And later, I'm headed for... more work. Sigh.

Anyway, I'm still busy with trying to get all the photos and the videos from those events together, and I still have to edit them and upload them, but you can bet that there will be posts about them soon enough. :p
ksolaris: (nana)
Between today and the last time that I posted an entry (which was eight days ago), lots of fun things have happened which I have been wanting to write about... but have been too lazy, distracted, busy, and/or exhausted to do so.

I'll be getting to all that eventually, so yeah, I'll still be spamming everyone's flists soon with photos, and stories about neighborhood cats, and accounts of the trip to the grocery, and... well, you know. My usual load of random crap.

But before all of that, though, there is ONE thing that I must post before January ends:

Happy fifth anniversary to us, baby!

^__^

I promise to:
- stop drooling on your shoulder when we sleep, if you can promise to stop doing the same on my hair. XD
- not hog the pillows if you don't steal the blanket
- let you have the TV remote to watch Japanese female wrestling matches, as long as you swear to stop at any channel that features cute, furry mammals, when you're channel surfing.

Hahaha!! XD XD XD

And yes. It's been five years. Just take our word for it. :D
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Just a few quick ones...

- As quoted from last night's episode of The Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy:

"Don't feel bad about being a nerd. Nerds are like the moist towelettes of the universe; you make everyone feel good about themselves!"

So take heart!! XD

- I've been spending the past three evenings watching the pyrolympics from our apartment window. Bliss. ^___^ Pictures of little (?) flowers in the sky to follow! Along with a whole bunch of other crap that I've been threatening to post...

- (In what little bastardized Japanese K knows) Watashi no kazoku wa honto ni baka. Okaasan wa tottemo, tottemo, TOTTEMO HONTO NI BAKA! Otosan wa kawaiso desu~...

- Currently obsessed with Ouran High Host Club (KISS KISS FALL IN LO~~VE!!) and Genshiken. "Currently obsessed" also means "We just bought the DVD from Quiapo during our last day off, we're watching it and I love it".

- Currently swooning over Disgaea 2. And prinnies of course. Note the change in LJ layout/theme, courtesy of Ian. *looks at Prinny header* It's confirmed! Prinnies make me happy!

And off we go again.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that our apartment is finally taking its appropriate shape. :D Just had to say that.
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Because they are the saviors of the hungry and the broke.
Long live Jollijeeps!
(Click on the pic! ^_^)
Yum!


Yup. First post of the year. Hehe... Happy New Year, everyone!
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Hello, world!

A lot has happened since the last time that I posted, but I haven't been able to post since things have gotten a bit busy, plus I've been spending my time resting or finding new ways to make my life more difficult re-organize all the stuff that we have after we unpacked the boxes and bags, and all that.

I also haven't been able to post from the office and this is just something that I'm typing up at a cafe. There's something wrong with the office connection so it's not even worth leeching from right now. (actually, I've found that I like my job. You'd be surprised at how being penniless can induce that level of affection.)

In any case, the pictures that I've been meaning to post are still not uploaded, but I'll get around to that eventually. We're also still refrigerator-less and there's still stuff lying around in the middle of our new apartment, waiting to find its proper place. Otherwise all is good.

For a quick set of updates:

- we've finally finished paying off the downpayment/security deposit for the apartment, and we're looking forward to getting some money soon so that our rent for January is already secured. YAY!!

- our lovely landlady has sent people to fix the VERY leaky sink in our apartment, as well as cover up the hole in the window where an air-conditioner used to be. These are very good things since we don't have to worry about our water bill so much anymore, and we also don't have to worry about stray fireworks shooting straight into our room come New Year's Eve.

- We missed the Hill Party. T_T

- Ian and I spent Christmas with his family. Actually, it was with his family at a relative's house, so Jed was there, as well as a whole set of cousins and three cats (with whom I have fallen in love with). Hehehe... the food was good, it was nice seeing Jed, there was a violin performance, the house was overrun with waist-high kids with Nintendo DS units in hand (and I felt like a dinosaur. I want a pink DS Lite, dammit!!!!), the adults were all wanting a Wii, a gummy rat was splattered into the wall repeatedly (much to the delight of one particular waist-high kid), and everyone got presents.

- Ian got a new phone! Yay! My first instinct when he got it was to surgically embed it in his arm, but the thing came with a strap, so that's good. His sisters, on the other hand, each got a 2GB second-gen iPod Nano. Wow. ^_^

- Ian and I have already decided to save up for a Wii so we can buy it some time next year, and we're already setting up our apartment to have space for playing. We don't want and Wii-related accidents to be reported from the Philippines, now, do we? Well... we'll buy a Wii AFTER we buy a ref and pay our rent and bills. ^_^;;;;

- PLDT is an ass, as always. They want us to pay 6000++ pesos so that we can discontinue their service. I decided that, to hell with it, we'll let the bill in our now-empty, roach-ridden, old apartment keep running, then they can disconnect the damn thing and ban me forever for all I care. Meanwhile, Ian and I will be keeping the modem and handset, and getting Globelines, just like we always wanted.

- I've been spending a whole lot of more time at JapanHome lately, and a good number of the plastic boxes, organizers, hangers, etc that we currently have all come from that place. I should probably already have a loyalty card for that store...

- I can't wait for James to get back from the US. He's got all my nice, new booksies. ^______________^ (I love you, James!! Mwah! Mwah!!)

There you go. Now, Ian and I are trying to decide how to celebrate the new year... by joining the street party at Ayala, watching the Pyrolympics at the Bay, or watching the Pyrolympics from the safety of our apartment window (have I ever mentioned that we have a GREAT view of the bay??).

Anyway, a HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!

Keep those fingers on, stay away from fireworks!
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Just in case I find myself unable to post this greeting on the appropriate days because we are either drowning in work or stuck at home with no internet connection, Ian and I would like to greet everyone in advance.

So, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone! Eat a lot, laugh a lot, get that Starbucks planner and get drunk! All guilt-free! ^______^

And stay away from fireworks!

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