And yeah, I’m going to be talking about all three things today!
I’d love to feature some talented and awesome people that I’ve met along the way. It’s the least I could do to share their talents. I would really love it if you guys were able to see read my previous post regarding this life-changing perspective I’ve had. It’s great read for those into interior design and architecture
Speaking of design, I have such great artistic friends. One of my hidden dreams is to be a talented artist like my friend here, Amy Domingo, who is such a neko/cat freak. Her drawings are absolutely kawaii and it’s functional but pretty too! I SUPER LOVE her infographics and you know infographics are the in-thing now but she’s been doing this before it was cool.
She’s open for commissions too! :>
Another artistic doodler friend of mine is my hostee and lovely friend Mariel! You have to say that with a French accent, especially with the R because she’s part French you know :> Well she loves France (of course we do! we wouldn’t have gone if we didn’t :>) She is a different kind and quirky kind of artist/photographer and she LOVES PUNS. Simply loves em. Her art makes you think you know? Here are samples
So yes, go check her out, she even made a stop animation video but you have to search it in her site! heheh
Friends, ah, what can you do without them? I’m an introvert at heart though, I prefer the solace of solitude and silence. Sometimes I think that’s why I love to read. There’s nobody but myself, a book, and a whole new world out there. So maybe I do like having friends, just imaginary ones.
*crickets cricking* *kroo kroo*
Okay just forget I said that.
Have you ever met any of your online friends? I have and it has always been accidental like that time when I met a friend at yoga class! I didn’t even recognize her but she recognized me! Haha! I used to think before that people on the internet were no different to strangers, you couldn’t trust and how many times have we heard that story as a kid to not speak to strangers. And when the Internet blew up, people have even become “strange-ier” and paradoxically more familiar at the same time. People whom you couldn’t see, you were able to interact with. (that sounded a bit Yoda-speak-ish for some reason…) And since my mom bragged about how she had gorgeous Finnish and European pen pals back in the day, then I thought hey I’d have friends too and my 11 year old self signed up on this keypal site thing and away my online life bloomed. Of course I’m still wary, I still believe that there are cyber weirdo psychos out there who can impersonate kids and lure people into meeting them (and then hack them to death…. okay i’m being morbid here…) so you have ALWAYS TO BE CAREFUL ON THE INTERNET!
So wait… the point is, I’ve decided to set an official E.B. (eyeball events they used to call it, do people still call it that?) and meet my fellow administrators and owners of our Gryffindor Pottermore site since 3 out of 4 us were in the Philippines! It’s been more than half a year since we knew each other and I figured my correspondences were real people because… STRANGERS JUST CANNOT BE THIS ORGANIZED, POLITE, AWESOME AND CRAZY (in a good way)! Especially when you kind of talk almost everyday. It’s hard not become friends with them. We decided to meet up and watch The Avengers (MY THIRD TIME WOOHOO) in Trinoma. HAHAH
First I met the wonderful Tricia! It was so funny because I was waiting in front of KFC and the only description I gave her was “I’m wearing a blue top with horses on it AHURHURHUR” and she in turn told me she was wearing green and white. I knew what she looked like based from the pictures but I didn’t know if she’d recognize me. I was the first one to see her (or was it she?) and she laughed and told me off how what I was wearing DIDN’T LOOK AN INCH OF BLUE. Call me color-blind lady! We hit it off wonderfully WOOOHOOO even though it was the first time I’ve HEARD HER VOICE! GOODNESS!
Then I met April and her cousin but I didn’t recognize her with her back turned and then my brother had to call from Portugal so I was kinda confused at how to greet her and just hugged her! We’ve talked on Skype but I was amazed at how EXACT her online personality is from her real life! It was FANTABULOSO that we were finally able to meet! I think we’re going to be life long friends *tears up*
Here’s a photo of us!
Aren’t we the cutest Harry Potter fanatic trio?
And we met up once again, GUESS WHERE??
The unlikeliest place we could have went, PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK PARISIAN AND SM LADIES’ FASHION SHOW! hahaha. Actually we could be models, MALE ONES *I’m kidding kay??* I’m not fashionable at all since I’m just LEARNING how to apply makeup (work calls for it :/ unless I become an archaeologist or something, maybe I will :D) and also revamping my wardrobe. I don’t have any personal style and… I’m kinda boring :/ Well I do like shopping now. So I’ll start blabbering and show ya my fabulous friends.
Here’s a funny story though , I was SUPER CLUELESS for the first few minutes on what THEY WERE MODELING since they were all wearing the same thing. I was like… “UNDERWEAR?” and my friend smacked me on the head and said, NO SILLY, SHOES! And then I smacked myself on the head too because… yeah the screens were focusing on the shoes and I didn’t notice. Here’s a pic, and sorry you can’t see the shoes
Lookie it’s us again!
I wouldn’t be here at all without my barkada and the bestest friends I could have. Oh we’re all so grown up. It’s scary…
Well so how was your week? CONGRATS TO PHILLIP PHILLIPS for winning American Idol by the way! I stopped watching ever since Simon Cowell left AI and I never looked back. Maybe only during the finale since I am still curious at who’ll win. Take note, I watched the latter half of the final results show and I’ve never watched a Phillips performance, only Jessica Sanchez’s awesome performances so I couldn’t really say much about who I liked better. But I knew one thing, Jessica just DIDN’T CLICK WITH ME. I found her voice a “copycat” of a diva’s in the sense that she lacks originality and just belts out a song but I don’t feel it. Maybe it’s just me. I’m in the minority here since almost every Filipino were rooting for her and my twitter feed was filled with outrage since she lost. But for me, I was all right with it because I wasn’t really rooting for her. My parents were rooting for Phillips since they watched the top 2 finale show and my dad even though he kept watching Jessica’s videos, said that Phillips was more original and performed better so he was rooting for Phillips. We’re probably the only household in the Philippines who WHOOPED when Seacrest called out Phillips’ name. And after that, I watched his performances in AI.
And yeah, SIMON WOULD HAVE PICKED HIM! Amazing job on Home and Movin’ Out. PLEASE WATCH THEM. I’m not a super fan but I like his style better than Jessica’s. Did you see Jessica’s duet with Jennifer Holiday’s? HILARIOUS. Well more on Holiday’s because of her expression. It was a powerful performance though.
And I just think that it’s chance that a White Guitar Player won AGAIN this year. But I think… it is American Idol… Was Jessica Sanchez “American” enough? But I still say, Phillips won fair and square. NO DOUBT that Jessica will be a star (just get the right songs) and we know that an Idol crown doesn’t matter in Stardom. CHRIS DAUGHTRY BEST EXAMPLE. Also Jennifer Hudson.
Well CONGRATS TO BOTH!