Weekly photo Challenge: Movement

Sword Dance

This is my old photo when I was cosplaying “Wrath”, one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

The lunarpanda URL has been deleted. I think brunomonster is inactive now.

This photo was taken sometime in 2008.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Through

We had a photoshoot showcasing Japanese fashion. I decided to go Harajuku-style, although this is a bit toned-down compared to the real ones.

After a busy and rainy day, my buddies and I 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.

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

When I hear the word “indulge” what comes to my mind are FOOD and VANITY!

I indulge myself with things that would feed me (literally and figuratively speaking) whenever my time and my money permit.

* * * * flooding with self-portraits and lots and lots and LOTS of food!!! * * * *

New Year = New Look ! ! !

Every six months or so, I’ll visit the salon and have my hair rebounded. I wished to have a fiery-red hair just like my old wig but I also feared that my boss would kick me out for doing such. December came and so did our beefed-up salary. I really wanted a new look! I disregarded the fear of losing my job and I hurried to Heaven’s Salon (Rizal branch) right after our trip to Mindoro. Haha! It was long and tiring because we spent almost ten hours to get everything done. Since my hair was originally black, dyeing it hot-red turned it auburn-ish instead. I was dissatisfied at first but I learned to love it. I will go back there after three months to have it redone (and hopefully get the result I want)… then the cycle will continue.

Cross Pendant Collection

My fiancé wore a cross pendant when we first met. Ever since that day, I had been fascinated with cross pendants and I have collected quite a lot in due time. I am not religious, though, so I never bought crucifixes. Crosses are staple accessories for Goths. Most of my necklaces and pendants have either been worn out, given to others or misplaced. I only have the current batch with me now. More details on this blog entry: [My Collection : Pendants . . .]

… and now, the FOOD!!!

Feast thy eyes with photos of luscious dishes and sweet pastries from various restaurants and shops within Metro Manila. For details, please read my [blogs about food and drinks].

Hamburg with Shrimp

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These are the blog posts that mostly identify me …

[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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