Monday, December 30, 2013

122013: UchuSentai NOIZ's Angel-Taka fan meet // Imperium e-Sports bar and video game lounge experience

Last 20th, I was invited to cover UchuSentai NOIZ's Angel-Taka meet and greet at Megamall. (Thanks Tessa for the media pass! Heee~) It rained hard that afternoon but I guess that didn't stopped the fans from coming anyway. It was really fun! Thank you to Anime Alliance and World Cosplay Summit PH for making this event happen. 

I arrived kinda late, lol! Media and bloggers are supposed to arrive by 4:30pm. I arrived 5:30pm.. Thanks to the rain. orz Good thing the meet was divided into separate groups since the venue was kind of small. I was able to attend the last program. /o/ Also, I have a few good friends from the org sooo yay!

Angel Taka graced the conference hall right after a short opening. The crowd was so alive I feel alienated. Haha! I'm not really a die-hard fan but I really appreciate it when Japanese music scene is finally being introduced to the Philippine shores. 

He was so cool and funny, I must say. This kind of stage presence is pure talent. I've been there and I can tell not everyone can have this kind of charisma. He truly made his fans happy that day.

Of course, there was a question and answer portion for the fans. It was ear-candy to hear him speak Japanese. I can't understand Japanese but being a japanophile myself, the language feels like home. 

He revealed that he came to Manila to record some new songs - original Japanese songs and OPM covers as he said that Philippines is like a second home to him. Sweet!

For the event's closing, he performed UchuSentai's version of Narda and one of their original songs. My friend there, Justin, who is a very good guitarist jammed with him. Everyone was having a good time!

You can watch the video I took here.

Photo opt time! Everyone in the room was given a chance to have a photo with him and have their UchuSentai merchandise signed. When it was my turn to have a photo with him, he stood up and pointed at my belly and yelled, "BABY?!" I nodded he made this funny yet classic Japanese gestures of awe. It was so funny! He was saying something but I don't understand. Congratulations, maybe? Haha!

My look for the day~

Labyrinth Garden dress and boots | Dorotee Sweetlips flower crown | Gifted sparrow necklace

We headed to Metrowalk right after the event to have dinner and just chill the night away at the newly opened Imperium e-Sports bard and video game lounge.

I must say this is the ultimate hang out place for true-blue gamers. The place was chill unlike the typical busy and noisy ambiance of bars. People come here to actually play videogames while enjoying their favorite food and maybe some liquor.

The lounge cater to different gaming tastes whether console or MOBA.

There was a door fee of 100PHP for guests which is consumable. You can choose to use it on gaming, food or drinks. It's up to you! If you exceed the amount, you can just bill out when you leave. This is a nice system to maintain the quality of the crowd.

Steelseries goodness! <3

Very cool idea too for the menu. I was puzzled at first when the waiter handed this to me. Haha!

We just had dinner before heading there so we just ordered some snacks while playing League of Legends. They serve below zero beer. Too bad I can't intake any amount of alcohol right now. :b

Nice set up! Ohai thar my gaming/life buddy <3.

We will definitely come back. Hrhr!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas 2014 haul // Hime Love

Liz Lisa hime dress - gift from one of my bestfriends. Just perfect since I only wear high waist dresses/ A-line dresses these days due to the baby bump.

 comes with a lovely purse too with ichigo prints.

Floral mini chiffon skorts from Labyrinth Garden. Oh the layers of ruffles~ <3

Winged platforms from Labyrinth Garden.

Dusty blue princess dress with pink accents from Labyrinth Garden.

Peachy pink heart-shaped sling bag from a local dept. store.

Newest addition to my kit. E.L.F concealer. I also got an Etude House eye shadow but I forgot to take a photo of it and I'm not really happy with the quality of the pigment. :<

Christmas! The time of the year when you have an excuse to just shop for no reason at all. haha! As if it's not a common thing for us girls. I have this unusual addiction again with everything pink, princess-y, and frilly. I guess this is me hoping to have a baby girl that I indulge myself with girly things. I still have to wait one more month though until I can confirm the gender. The last time we checked, the doctor wasn't sure so she didn't say anything just yet. I don't intend to have another child so it would be cool to have a girl as my only child. Nevertheless, if it's a boy, that's okay.. I would still love him with all my heart. I just really want to experience having a mini version of me.. It would be the coolest thing ever!

Anyway, I hope everyone is having an awesome vacation. Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fragments and Chaos

"The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos."
 - Hayao Miyazaki

Labyrinth Garden dress | Flower crown, Hearts tights, Wine wig from Dorotee Sweetlips | Bodyline shoes | Toxic Kitty necklace

Ahh~ It's been a while since I dressed up in lolita style. I'm glad I did this for I've been having a separation anxiety with my old Nikon D40. She died on me just recently after 5 years. That camera witnessed most of my growth as a designer and it's my first ever investment that I got to aid me with my career. For now, my mom's handy Canon digicam is filling the empty spot though. My photos are not as crisp as before but somehow it suffices.

Going back to the basics. Here's a black and white combo, a color combination that never gets out of style - lolita or not.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tokyo Sweets PH

It's December once again and whenever I think about the holidays, the first thing that comes to my mind is FOOD. *drools over the thought of lechon, hamonado, keso de bola etc* Haha! But of course, sweets! One of my old clients has recently started an online business and they offer products from our beloved Japan that would satisfy those who have sweet tooth. They sent me some samples of their products and I must say I am quiet pleased!

Also gave me a reason to dress up and shoot. Haha!

This is the first time I get to eat authentic mochi from Japan. This one comes with traditional style packaging which I think is really cute. 

It's yummy but it may kind of get messy when you eat it though.. but yummy! My boyfriend liked it too. He compared it to our very own "sundot kulangot" from Baguio. Haha.

Sorry for bombarding you with my face haha! It's just it's been a while~ :b

Tokyo Banana! After doing some research, I just learned this is popular in Japan. I have little knowledge about Japanese food so I can't really give you any trivia. The last time I was there, I didn't really cared about what to eat. XD

It's cute and tastes like real banana. The sweetness is just right and it doesn't taste artificial at all.

Kitkat Sakura Matcha! My friend and muse, Alodia Gosiengfiao gave me one of these as pasalubong when she came home from Japan few months ago. I thought it might taste weird but it was actually really good. It's milky and creamy which I really like.

Like Tokyo Sweets PH in Facebook~

Shameless OOTD.

Labyrinth Garden inner blouse and floral chiffon dress | Dorotee Sweetlips fluffy antler clips and wig | Frei shop contact lens

Bonus photo of my baby bump. :DD

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ruis Collection: Modern Princess

Today, I'd like to share with you a China-based fashion label that I've been following for quiet a while now, Ruis Collection. If you like browsing for kawaii fashion in Pinterest or in Tumblr, then these photos might look familiar yo you.

My fascination to anything princessy and doll-like was never a secret as a former lifestyle lolita. Ruis Collection perfectly described my definition of what a lolita would look like outside lolita. Their pieces are usually light both in color and material thus making it fit for warmer climates and the designs are usually of fair amount of cute, dainty and elegant that is very wearable.

But before anyone lose their frills, keep in mind that this is a Taobao shop. Quality will always be a hit or miss if you plan to get yourself some of their pieces. Their photoshoots are amazing though. I wish we have studios like that here in Manila.

Above are the photos of my personal picks. Enjoy!