12/31/09

Backgrounds~!

I never seem to be satisfied by the layouts I get online... While searching for sites like Stripe Generator.com I found the following websites:


tartan maker.com, If you're into plaid backgrounds like these:




http://bgmaker.ventdaval.com/ If you like cute pixel art BG's like:


<-- errr too small but you can tile it

Here's my all time fave: http://bgpatterns.com/ for paisly-ish designs



 

Finally, this is the best I've seen so far: Design-A-Pattern I just love the designs in this site!



 

 


 When I'm a little more up and about, I'll fix my blog layout.

12/29/09

Layouts~!

I got tired of my Default blogger layout so I searched for nice backgrounds for my blog and I came across the following blogs.

simply chic blogs
simply blog it backgrounds

I love their backgrounds! I wish I was still as creative like them... here are samples of their back grounds

Simply Blog It:


Simply Chic:




I changed my background to this:


A background from simply chic.. but I copied the background to my photobucket account since I noticed the loading was a bit slow.

How's my new background?

I love Shawls

I'm starting to love shawls, It's a little late, I know but I find it more handy than bringing jackets. I also love jackets but jackets are too bulky to stuff in a girl's bag!

Shawls aren't as cozy as jackets but it looks pretty~!

There are so many ways to wear a shawl check out the "how to wear a shawl" page from Shawls unlimited

European style~! (from looklet.com), Europeans usually wear a coat with a scarf~ just like below.



Filipinas wear shawls off shoulder~ I recently got a wrap up dress that can be worn so many ways, I wear it as a shawl most of the time! Then last week I also bought a Shawl that can be converted to a poncho.

My sister was crazy about ponchoes before, I never thought it was so comfy~!

I want more comfy shawls!

12/26/09

Goodbye Lineage 2

Warning, This will be a lengthy post...

A few days before Christmas, my fellow gamers and I received bad news:

To ALL IAM GAMERS:

iAM-interactive Due to the termination of our contract with NCsoft, IAM INTERACTIVE is shutting down its game services within thirty days. Thus, all Lineage II and Exteel players are advised to use ALL their remaining iCOINs immediately.
We thank you for your unwavering support. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. You may direct all your concerns to our Customer Support and we will try our best to address them. Thank you.
IAM INTERACTIVE MANAGEMENT

It was depressing, I have been playing the game since August 2007, during the open beta test days. I've met a lot of people. Good people and Nasty people... and I met my boyfriend at an event for Lineage 2. I've been through a lot in the game.

The game is for hardcore gamers and is very difficult, especially for the type of character I picked

enma

My character is called a "Shillien Saint" a healer/buffer.

Buff is a term used in many MMORPGs to describe an effect (usually cast as a spell) that temporarily enhances a player. (Increase Speed, Increase Attack or Magic Attack).

Although I'm a healer and a buffer, my character dies easily and I'm also the first target during wars or sieges between other players. The game is made revolving around "balance" so no one has an advantage over another. However, since my character is rare in game and people think I have the highest level among other shillien saints, they say my character is "IMBA" or imbalanced. Hahaha! They probably say that I'm "Imba" because of my weapon and my level. My boyfriend's character is also "Imba" hahaha, I'd probably say that he's one of the top players in the game. His weapon is one of a kind. The game has three servers, Aria, Blackbird and Cadmus. We play in Blackbird. I think he is the only player who has that kind of weapon in all three servers.

He's also a hero. A hero is a champion for the a type of character in the whole server, one player per type of character can be a hero by playing in a monthly tournament. I also became a hero for a couple of months but my boyfriend has always been the hero for his class.


Schiffer

I will miss my characters more than the game. Enma (in game name), became some sort of alter ego for me. My second self. I'm not sure if it's the same for other gamers, since Lineage 2 is the first MMORPG I've played and will probably be the last.

I had so much fun. I will miss all my characters (Tweet, Satomi, Yuzuki, Enma).


Tweety (TweetumsPaRin)

Hell Bound Party


Familiy Picture.

12/23/09

Geek wedding

Got this from what code would you have on your wedding cake




I couldn't imagine any of my friends putting a java code on their wedding cake, but it made me laugh. Read the whole post and look at some of the codes. The comments are so funny!

I'd probably put:

commit;

hahaha~!

I'm addicted to Dresses

I'd love to wear a dress everyday, but I hate the attention I get when I'm wearing dresses. I hate being the center of attention, it stresses me out.. but I like being pretty~! hahahaha

Hmm I got a comment about the jacket I am wearing... "are you Michael Jackson?" Tasteless prick... The only person he can associate with leather jackets is Michael Jackson... why can't other people mind their own business. *sigh*

Here's a set of dresses i liked from polyvore.com

Dress up!
Dress up! by bakabuta featuring Milly





Friday's Passer by (Looklet.com is finally up and running again)

She was wearing a black corset belt which made her look a little victorian-ish but I couldn't find a black corset belt at Looklet.com

12/22/09

Avatar~

I had a movie date last night with my boyfriend. We watched avatar in an IMAX cinema in the Mall of Asia. The movie was really nice... the graphics were amazing but for an IMAX movie, it was too long it made my head ache. The seats in IMAX aren't that comfortable and compared to the cinemas in greenbelt 3 which are freezing cold, the IMAX cinema was hot.

I love my boyfriend for saying this last night: "You remember that I will never be forced to go out with you and do the things that you like, I will do anything for you and it makes me happy"

I love you hon.

My officemate knew when I had plans to go out by my outfit hahaha I never thought she would notice. She noticed that I would wear normal shirts when I won't go out in the evening haha! I didn't notice I've been trying to dress up for my boyfriend hahah!

Anyway, I posted this outfit in my previous entry:



Since Looklet.com is currently under maintenance, I looked for a site similar to it and I found Polyvore.com. Unlike Looklet.com, Polyvore.com can get images from the net for the set you are creating. For the avatar set that I created, I took the shoes from the Anthology site and clipped it into my Polyvore set. hihi. Those are the exact shoes I was wearing!


Hihihi! I found a new addicting site.

12/21/09

Almost Chrstmas

It's almost Christmas and I don't have a wish list but I have a new years resolution (I'll Probably make a list for this)! Hmmm I can only think of a few gadgets I can add in my wishlist:
Portable DVD player
New TV
Sony Ericsson Satio Phone

I love gadgets more than make up, clothes or shoes. however, I can't ask these from my dad, they're too expensive. My dad never asks money from me to pay our utility bills. I try to buy him other stuff like an ipod or a wii, but most of the time he never asks for anything.

I think I wore the wrong jacket to work, It's too cold! Here's a dressed up version of my outfit today (looklet.com):



I bought new shoes from anthem! Here's a pic from the Anthem website:

I love my new shoes!

Maybe I should include "Digicam" in my christmas wishlist...

12/19/09

Melt down

Whether it's Chuck Bass or Chuck Bartowski, hahaha I love them both. I just finished watching Season 1 and 2 of Chuck.. I'm so behind all these series.. I used to be really updated with these shows... I haven't even watched a single episode of the Big Bang Theory.. *sigh*

I just realized that I wasn't able to post anything since yesterday, I was going through a major office melt down. Some girl snapped at me when I asked a simple question on what task to prioritize yesterday and she answered with a tart snap. After that I got the cold treatment from her the whole day... It really irks me that she's taking her stress out on me. Only taught me one thing, not to care, I don't think I'd be giving 110% for her projects from here on out. It's not my job to "understand" her mood swings. Oh well...

Here's my meltdown look (image from Looklet.com I'm still camera shy):

Of course this is the dressed up version. I was wearing a Black and White striped version of the shirt and was wearing silver flip flops from Reef...

12/18/09

Mozzarella Disaster

I should have practiced at home... My attempt at cooking the Fried Mozzarella Cheese sticks was a major failure! Don't know what went wrong but I intend to practice...

However, my friends loved it. Even though I served them some horrendous web of cheese...

Why does it look so easy to cook on TV?!?! It's so unfair..

No looks of the day at the moment... was not able to pass by my people watching spot since I slept at my friend's house.

Will think of something interesting later... need coffee...

12/17/09

Cooking time!

I was able to find the ingredients for my Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks... it's so expensive!!!!

1 Bar Mozzarella Cheese (226g) P194
1 Can Itallian Bread crumbs (425g) P112

Huhuhu... and I have to cook for 12 guys and 2 girls. So I bought 3 bars of Mozzarella Cheese T_T P582 plus P112...P694 in total!

It's not worth it!!!! ARGH! T_T I can't show my boyfriend the receipt... /sob

I hate the price tags in the supermarkets... they're never updated...

Belts Belts Belts~

I wish I knew how to wear these trendy belts over a blouse. I want to buy a cute and trendy belt but I wouldn't have any blouse to wear it with or I do not know how to wear it.

Anyway here's my outfit today (pix from Looklet.com), care of my loving boyfriend hehehe:



I couldn't find the exact cut of the dress I am wearing in Looklet.com, So, I just created something close at least. I'm wearing a Black and White Printed Button down Mini Dress with a belt and black skinny jeans. I never thought I would or could wear any swirly prints like what I am wearing.. but my boyfriend has good taste! Even better than mine >__<

I want a Red Belt!!!

I didn't see any pedestrian wearing anything remarkable this morning. I only remember that Chinese girl wearing a nice corporate look. hihihi... I wish I could pull off that kind of look.


I couldn't remember what she was wearing huhuhuhuhu~ I remember now! There were two girls who caught my eye a while ago... both wearing skirts

First Girl looked like she had very low self esteem, she was walking with her head down trying to cover her face but she had style and she was pleasantly plump but very cute! I wish I remember her top... driver was too fast... I remember her hair and her skirt though..




Sencond girl was very comfortable about her looks. She was wearing a white turtle neck and a blue printed floral skirt with beige peep toe heels




One funny thing that I've noticed was when there's a fad here in the Philippines, that particular fad becomes a uniform...


Oh well time to work...

12/16/09

2010 Planner hunt!

I got this list from 10 Power Planners for 2010:

  1. Starbucks Planner (17 starbucks stickers)
  2. Moleskin Planner (P1,300)
  3. Belle de Jour Planner (P 598)
  4. Cosmopolitan Date Book (P250)
  5. This Journal will actually change someone's life!!! (P720)
  6. Got Heart Planner (P500)
  7. Powerbooks readers journal (P598)
  8. Yummy 2010 planner (P250)
  9. Luxe Monologue planner (P499)
  10. Van Gogh Planner (P399)
I like cute planners but the Belle de Jour Planner didn't appeal to me. I bought "This Journal will actually change someone's life" because of the love list and hate list for every quarter. Hahaha

There are more cute planners at Girls Obsessions' Live journal but pre-order time's over. Hahaha there's even a Twilight Planner. I love how the Koreans draw in their journals.

Oh! the "Follow your bliss" planner looks so pretty!!! Can still order until Dec 22 at Jennibick.com

~__~ I want the Twilight Planner...

People watching

Ever since I transferred to my current company, I picked up a weird habit of people watching. Actually, it's not a totally new habit, it just got focused on a particular street and a particular time of the day.

Every morning when I pass by Paseo de Roxas near Ayala Ave, I start people watching. I'm usually drawn to what they're wearing, if it suits them and if they can work it, so to speak. Dressed for the corporate world!

I see a lot of pretty people, unfortunately my driver wouldn't give me a chance to take a picture... I'll just try to recreate the look using Looklet.com

Here's an outfit I saw a couple of months ago:

I dressed it up a bit. There were 2 girls I saw wearing this outfit. Both girls were wearing black slacks and a belt over their blouse, one girl was wearing a plain white blouse and the other was wearing a printed blouse. Finally, they were both wearing red ballet flats, which was what drawn me to the out fit.

Here's an outfit that made me say "aw crap!"


She's wearing the same outfit as me! huhuhu.. As usual, I dressed it up a bit... What I'm wearing is more realistic than the picture.. this picture is close to what the girl was wearing except the girl and I were both wearing purple blouses. (I couldn't find a purple blouse in Looklet.com).

I am currently addicted to Looklet.com, and I realized that I am not able to create looks that are "high fashion" like every one else. I'm more on the simple looks.

I checked my Looklet page~ I have a follower~! wahahaha!

Good Morning~!

12/15/09

Looking for a blog template

I never thought Blogger would be addicting... I was looking for a not-so-perfect template for my blog but I've decided to create the background and color scheme on my own. Since I used to be creative at one point in my life. hihi.

Since I've gotten rusty at these things... I'm using pre-made color schemes from ColorCombos.com and using the color schemes to create stripes in this website: Stripe Generator

Here's the first Stripe:


I like this stripe but I got it from the PYZAM website for Blogger templates:

I created this one for my plurk page:


Hmmm.. I dont know what to use.. huhuhu

Looklet.com - Create Your Own Look

I discovered this site from another blog this morning. It took me 3 hours to create my first look.

My Christmas "Wish list" Look!


The web site is addicting!

Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks~

Last Friday, my friends and I ate at the National Sports Grill at Greenbelt 3. The whole group loved the Sluggers (fried Mozzarella cheese sticks). I looked for some easy recipes over the net and found a couple of easy recipes to follow.

First was from this http://allrecipes.com:

Ingredients
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cornstarch 1 quart oil for deep frying
1 (16 ounce) package mozzarella cheese sticks

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix the eggs and water. Mix the bread crumbs and garlic salt in a medium bowl. In a medium bowl, blend the flour and cornstarch. In a large heavy saucepan, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). One at a time, coat each mozzarella stick in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs and finally into the oil. Fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.

Second Recipe was from CDKitchen.com

Same ingredients as the first..

Directions:

Dip the cheese sticks in egg, roll in flour, and dip in egg again. Then dip into bread crumbs.
Place on waxed paper and chill 1 hour. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat oil to 375F.
Fry chilled cheese sticks in hot oil; drain on paper towels. Serve with heated pasta/spaghetti sauce on the side.

Dip in egg, Roll in flour, dip in egg, dip in bread crumbs, chill, FRY~! I think I'll try this at home... If I can find the ingredients ^__^

Need to practice cooking this before this coming friday..

Hello World!

System.out.println("Hello World!");

Hello new blog~! I've decided to create a new blog since my other blog was blocked here in my new office. Thankfully this site wasn't blocked, I need an outlet other than Twitter, which isn't blocked as well.

I've yet to decide on what to blog here. Maybe little discoveries I find over the net while I'm bored at work. We'll see.. Will have 2 posts for today maybe.. hihihi