348: A Burst of Sunshine in your Corazon

14 12 2010

By some flash of craziness, I went to tonight’s UAP Tandang Sora Chapter party as Sunshine Corazon, the character of Charice Pempengco in Glee Season 2.

Actually it was the only idea that came to mind. I’ve been thinking of what character I would dress up as at the party, and I had  almost decided to just pay the 50-peso fine. But then yesterday I bought the glasses and then this afternoon I got the rest of the costume together, even making my own colorful bangles a couple of hours before going to the venue. I almost didn’t push through with it, but the boyfriend egged me on and asked for pictures.

It was fun, despite the fact that the emcee kept calling me Betty La Fea. I won the “Cinderella of the night” award and got a CD-R King ballpen+laser pointer, and a couple more prizes for winning a game.

Although I didn’t get the costume as exact as I would’ve liked it, I think I got the look pretty well. The backpack is Hello Kitty, which I will give to my niece for Christmas. I bought the vest from an ukay-ukay, which I’ll probably embellish and give away or sell. I’ve had that skirt and those socks since forever, but I’ve never really found a use for them until now. I don’t know what I’ll do with the glasses, though. Maybe I’ll have it fitted with graded lenses.





311: 107 Gun Salute

7 11 2010

I’m a music person, but I’m not a radio person. I rarely listened to the radio especially when personal music players became prevalent. I had cassettes and CDs to listen to, I had little patience for DJ’s talking their heads off and annoying commercials when I only wanted to listen to music. Even when I did turn on the radio, I only listened to 3 stations: Jam88.3 for light stuff, 103.5 K-Lite for alternative, and NU 107.5 for my favorite genre. Jam changed music, K-lite went masa, now my favorite of all favorites is signing off for good at midnight tonight to morph into a different format. Saddest news EVER. I know there have been a lot of stations that have undergone revamps but this is the one that I feel most strongly about.

I’m not as fanatic as others out there. I didn’t listen regularly to any show, except for Remote Control Weekend (which isn’t actually a radio show per se), but NU was the first station I tuned into whenever I turned on the radio. They were the only station that played music that was consistently just right for my taste, and the rock jocks always made me laugh. Their 20- and 40-minute Rockathons were my companions on late nights drafting plates or studying for exams. I remember dreaming of becoming a DJ and sending a demo tape to audition (because I wanted to meet Zach Lucero). But I never really had the guts to record myself and sending it to the station (read: I hated the timbre of my voice). I have no regrets, though. I was content with being a listener.

In the last few days I have been listening to show upon show of stories and memories and tears and goodbyes. But the most important part were the thanks from everybody. A lot of rock musicians got their on air break on In The Raw or had their demos and songs played on NU even when other stations wouldn’t play them. There are a lot of listeners who have had life-changing moments because of NU, went to all the events, or listened incessantly, day in and day out. Me? I simply liked it.

Thank you NU107 for years and years of lovely music and intelligent conversation. I hope there will be at least one FM station will be as awesome as you were, so that the children of us who grew up to you have something great to listen to.
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“For those about to rock, we salute you” – AC/DC





287: Tattooed on my mind

14 10 2010

He flies to China today. These moments have been burned in my mind and will last forever.

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286: Last Night

13 10 2010

Tonight is boyfie’s last night here. Tomorrow he’s flying off to China where he’ll be working for the next year or so. At first I was against it, telling him that I didn’t want to experience another year without him like his year working in Riyadh. But I still had a few years left in my second degree and the China offer was much more than he’ll ever dream of earning here, and he would be able to visit anytime he wanted (unlike in Riyadh where he had to finish at least 11 months straight before he could visit home) so I eventually gave in. Besides, I’m not the one who depends on him to bring home the bacon. He has his family to send monies to.

I’m fortunate enough to be able to spend this last night with him, although tiring. I played nanay-mode again because I kept reminding him of the things he had to bring and where to pack this-and-that. Also, from Makati, we MRT’d our way to Trinoma to meet with my parents who treated him to a despedida dinner.

Although happy, there’s the lingering sadness that comes with all of this. I just can’t rub it off.





285: Pre-destruction

12 10 2010

I had to take a photo of this material board from earlier this semester as record before I destroy it so I could reuse some of the swatches. This is sort of memorable for me because it’s the first time I attempted to do a period style interior. I don’t think I’ll do that again. It’s not really my thing. <__<

I made that cord and tassel from scratch! WOOT!

Update: I ended up not using the swatches I cut out. Bleh. There’s always another plate, though. :p





284: Treasure Finds

11 10 2010

I went to Tiendesitas to look for more furniture for my final plate, but somehow the furniture collections there seemed much less than when the place first opened. Nevertheless, I was able to find really cool stuff like this Chinese chest of (lots of) drawers. There’s also a pair of Chinese stools on top of it.

I also found this painted low cabinet/console. So lovely!





283: Before and After

10 10 2010

This is one of the few childhood photos of the boyfriend. SO KYOT I WANNA SQUISH THOSE CHEEKS