Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

My eccentricities can either be awesome or awful for other people.

Some have accepted who I am and they would prefer that I have this “dark” aura while some want me to change and loosen all the weirdness.

Either way, I am just glad that all of them are aware of my unusual habits and tolerate them…

Heeyy, I don’t bite! ☻

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[Diet] Master Cleanse . . .

My hair had been dyed red, I lost 20 lbs and 4 inches of my waistline. People say that I look like a different person now. LoL!!!

Ever since that weird proposal, I have been picturing myself donning a beautiful wedding gown — “shaggable” as Dada describes it. However, my body mass and weight don’t actually belong to the smexy-types. It had been more than a decade since I wore pants with a 26″ waistline. My weight about a month ago was 135 lbs and my waistline was 34 inches.

My colleague then persuaded me to try out Master Cleanse because a lot of people in our company confirmed that they indeed lost weight after just ten days. I was reluctant at first but picturing myself as a sexy bride became my determination!!! We bought the ingredients needed for the cleansing diet — Maple Syrup (Grade B), Cayenne pepper and fresh lemons. We had dinner in Red Ribbon and bid all our favorite food “Goodbye!” before going home (because we won’t be eating for ten days).

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Self Portrait . . .

I have skipped a few challenges due to my busy schedule. I saw this week’s challenge and I was electrified because taking photos of myself has become a habit since I got my own camera.

A lot of people say that I look different each time I take a self-portrait.

Harajuku 2008

I can’t remember if this was in 2007 or 2008. We had a photoshoot showcasing Japanese fashion. After a busy and rainy day, we lounged at Starbucks inside Fully Booked. I sat beside the glass window of the top floor facing the busy streets below when I took this shot. I deleted my Multiply website when I signed up with Facebook and WordPress. Camera used: Canon IXUS 850 IS

Las Vegas 2010

This was a snapshot I took right after my makeover for our company’s Christmas party in 2010. The makeup artist hated my eyebrows but he did an uber great job of changing my facial structure. I can never replicate this look! *sob* Camera used: OLYMPUS FE-4000

Bangs 2011

I wanted to have a haircut but I love my long hair so I couldn’t give it up. What I tried was having bangs — which proved to be a challenge. I had to iron my hair so I can get this emo-look on a daily basis. Camera used: Samsung CHAMP (my current phone)

Sennheiser HD418

I was ecstatic when I got a new Harajuku polo from a recent event I went to. I wore it along with my Sennheiser HD418 and a series of self-portraits followed. This is one of my favorites. Camera used: CANON EOS 500D (blurred on the lower right of the photo LoL)

Halloween 2011

Halloween is one of my favorite occasions, particularly because I am less ridiculed by people for wearing dark makeup, loud clothes and Gothic accessories. My bangs have brown to my chin. Camera used: CANON EOS 500D

Glam Rock 2011

Our company’s Christmas party this year had Glam Rock as the theme. I was truly hyped up since I am rock music enthusiast (not glam, though) and I made some effort with the makeup and clothes. I didn’t hire any makeup artist this time around since I have my own resources. Camera used: CANON EOS 500D

Goth 2011

This is my general everyday look. A lot of people see me as a weird person for liking the Goth fashion but after a while, it doesn’t bother me anymore. I love who and what I am.

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Weekly Photo Challenge:
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/weekly-photo-challenge-self-portrait/

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OCSI Christmas Party 2011 (GLAM ROCK) ! ! !

☻ Glam Metal ☻

The Preparation

I am a fanatic of Rock Music for as long as I can remember and I have already collected so many clothes and accessories that coincide with the party’s theme. I spent so much money on last year’s company party so I promised myself that I would not spend a dime this time around. My colleagues voted that I wear the Harajuku polo which I bought from the last convention. I also used the Kira boots I wore during our closet cosplay. I bought some cosmetics but I’ll be using them for 4 months so it was okay.

Rock on!

The Makeover

It wasn’t truly a makeover but this is one of those few instances when I invest much on my make-up. I grabbed some glam rock photos on the Internet as my basis then I put make-up on myself.

I tried it on a few hours prior to the party. The foundation I bought was too light. I shouldn’t have believed “beauty experts” when they said that a skin-tone lighter than mine should be applied. I looked like a Kiss fanatic! Ugh!

My hair was ironed but the effects didn’t last long. It was okay since it was meant to be generally messy anyway. I had my nails done as well.

Glam Metal

We reached the venue and I felt like I was in a club. There were only a few people wearing the right clothes. I, myself, am not following the theme. LoL!

The Party

Crossroad 77 was so small and it was HOT — literally speaking. I don’t know how many people were there but I think they squeezed in more than a hundred tables in such a tiny function room.  I even *accidentally* kicked someone — and I can still remember her glare, LoL!

The food was not delicious apart from the spaghetti. The waiters, too, were very unaccommodating. I asked them for a glass of water three times and none of them returned. I had to intentionally grab a glass from another waiter passing by.

With the exception of Talata‘s performance, the rest were lame. I only watched Corp’s skit since TL-Voltz, TL-Dustin and some of Service Assurance were there. IT WAS A ROCK-THEMED PARTY yet most of them were no more than sons of plunder!!!

I didn’t stay seated for more than five minutes. I kept roaming around the hall, looking for people I know and hogging photographers.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Reyann, Alej, me, Zarjoy, Arvie, Cathy, Vivianne and Sheree

LEFT TO RIGHT: Marlon, Adam, Voltz, Jake, Arman, Arvie, Sheree, Cathy, Vivianne, me and Marc. This is HD-GREEN during TL-Voltz's reign. >:3

After the mini-photoshoots, I didn’t find anything appealing anymore. I left the venue shortly after 11PM.

Best of Animé 2011 [Day 2] . . .

I only visit conventions once in a while and I have to have a good reason before doing such.

My original plan was to meetup with a cosplay-buddy to get my commissioned items but since he had personal things to take care of then our meetup was cancelled. Still, I decided to go because I also promised my little sister that I would accompany her in looking for the manga  that she wanted. I also thought that it would be a great opportunity for me to search for Gothic pendants which are very elusive in regular stores.

MOA is a relatively large place and I don’t frequently go there so I get lost easily. It’s a good thing that I know and I had spotted the right people to follow —- the nerds! We followed their lead without them noticing and after a few minutes, we were already in front of SMX. LoL!

I was surprised that the hall was quite empty even though it’s the middle of the day. The first thing that we did was roam around and looked for manga. Unfortunately, there was none. We only found magazines, pirated DVDs and other customized memorabilia. The only booth that had manga was that of Japan Foundation. My little sister decided to stay there while I roam around some more.

The shops that had a wide variety of merchandise truly caught my attention. I bought a nice Harajuku polo from Sugarfree and Blue. I’ll wear it the next time I attend a convention. It was also nice seeing the Gothic and Lolita communities broadening in the country. I also bought a cross pendant and a customized mug.

I didn’t bother taking photos of cosplayers because they didn’t appeal much to me. I did spend time taking photographs of figma and nendroids, though.

figma from: http://teamoniichan.com/2011/09/19/team-onii-chan-at-the-best-of-anime-2011-day-2/