2/28/10

Summer Fruits and some tutorials

I'm thinking of creating a summer fruit collection for my crafts hihi. Although, I am not sure what summer fruits are here in the Philippines. I only know Mangoes, Water Melons, and Melons.

So far I've made watermelons.. but I think mangoes and melons wouldn't be cute as charms.. maybe on a Tart...






Since I just started doing the clay thing, I'll be trying out more tutorials over the web. As much as I want to deviate from what other clay artists do, I still have much to learn.

I saw a sunflower and a Lily tutorial at http://thebutterflypeople.blogspot.com. I hope I can learn it~

Lily of the Valley
+ This would look so pretty on a dangling earring

Sunflower
+ I don't know what I'd do with this but it looks nice hahaha!

2/27/10

New Blog

Waaaa!!! I actually forgot to post about my new craft blog. I decided to separate my posts about my creations on a different blog since most posts would be image heavy.
Introducing~ "Mga Kikay ni Ekai"

errr...

*sweats*

A literal translation for my blog title would be "Ekai's Accessories" ehehehe.. I am unable to give a direct translation for the word kikay.. It's quite ambiguous and it is used to refer to so many things like Make up, Accessories, Jewelry, Clothes, being vain, being cute.. hehehe

Anyway here's a screen shot~ (got the blog template from blogger buster's 101 awesome free blogger templates )

2/26/10

Attempt 1: Polymer Clay Canes

Polymer Clay canes are what pulled me into having the polymer clay charm hobby. The first few weeks of crafting, I was afraid of wasting my clay if I make a mistake making the canes, but this week I was brave enough to try because I needed more brown clay HAHAHAHA!

Thankfully, I was blessed by being a fast learner, whether it's programming or crafting, as long as I have the right tools, I can learn it. Hihihi~

Watermelon Cane Attempt: Success!


Step 1: Materials~
Clay Scraps from failed charms hahaha!
Colors:
1. Red
2. Green
3. Dark Green
4. White
5. Black (for the seeds)

Step 2: Layer Layer Layer, wrap wrap wrap~

Here I layered the colors.
Layer 1 (Innermost layer): A think red snake
Layer 2: Seeds.. I made several thin black snakes and stuck them to the thick red snake to make stripes.
Layer 3: A Red sheet of clay.
Layer 4: a very thin sheet of white clay
Layer 5 (outer most): A sheet of marbled light green and dark green clay.




Step 3: Trim edges


Instead of trimming a small piece.. >_< I trimmed off a really big chunk by mistake.

 

Damage control: I just pulled the green clay to cover up the red layers so it would look like a whole watermelon... see that green ball beside the marker? hahaha



Step 4: Chop Chop

 

Not so finished product~ I read in some tutorials that they bake the canes before they slice it.

So I tried creating a strawberry cane and baked it:

 

Yay! It's easier to slice a piece when it's baked!

2/25/10

Hair Treatments

(Review attempt~)

Hair Status:
  • Straight 
  • Long
  • Dry
  • Coarse
  • Thick Strands
  • Rebonded (August 2009).

I've been using Cream Silk's Precision Repair Treatment since December. Hani, the stylist I go to at Tony and Jackey's salon complained that my hair was so dry. I read some blog reviews about this treatment and I thought I'd give it a try.

Product Directions:

After using shampoo & conditioner, squeeze out excess water and massage a few scoops onto hair. Leave on for just 3-5 minutes, then rinse. For best result, use with Cream Silk Protect & Revitalize Conditioner and Cream Silk Smooth Defense Leave-On.

For normal to slightly damaged hair, use at least once a week. For severely damaged hair after coloring/straightening/perming, use consecutively for 3 days and every 7 days after.


I tried the weekly, every Sunday treatment instructions written on the tub, but it didn't do much to my hair. So I tried the alternative for slightly damaged hair "use consecutively for 3 days and every 7 days after. This made my hair super oily. It DID help my oh-so-dry hair but to an extreme! I'd choose dry hair over oily hair.

Being the stingy person that I am, I wasn't comfortable having the whole tub go to waste.. I tried to use it directly after shampooing (Hihihi because, I didn't want to finish up my Raspberry Conditioner).

I've using the treatment as a conditioner every day after shampoo. I only use approximately less than a tablespoon though. I'd say my hair is normal... still dry but without tangles.

All in all, the treatment does what every normal conditioner would do for my hair. I don't think I'd buy another tub of this.. I'll just try something else.


2/24/10

Blogger tools~!

I found this site while I was looking for a customizable counter~ all blog tools



I'll check this out when I get home... my "internet usage" is being monitored by people here in the office...

Feels like high-school all over again here at work. Geez.

2/23/10

Operation: Wedding Charm

My sister has a project for me for a wedding.. I have to create 720 wedding charms.. No specific date yet.

Colors: Black, Red, Pink, and white

Designs:
+ Cakes
+ Bouquets
+ Champagne
+ Tuxedo
+ Hearts
+ Gowns

So far, I can easily create the cakes.. and It takes me 1 whole day to create 2 bouquet of roses..

I haven't made any charms yet... *sob*

2/22/10

Flower Power project...

My sister has a wedding project and she's asking me to make 720 polymer charms... the designs are mostly wedding related like tuxedos, flowers, champagne, bouquets and etc.

I tried to make a bouquet yesterday... It didn't turn out the way I wanted to and it took me one whole day to finish...

 

  

Huhuhu...

2/20/10

Crafting Haul

I went crazy at a local bookstore near my office... I spent around 500 pesos in 30 minutes! huhuhu

 

1. 12 color Acrylic paints
2. 2 Different sized brushes
3. Cutter
4. Super Glue


No more spending for a month! huhuhuh

2/19/10

Friday Snacks

Whew~! I finally finished my project at work. Another team turned over a project for me to lead this week... so I kind of neglected to post for quite some time... *sigh*

Anyway, in the company I'm currently working for, they give us free snacks every friday. Today, we have cute doughnuts from "go nuts donuts" (err.. is that the correct name)



 
all the snacks

Mickey dougnuts

Minnie Mouse dougnuts

Donald Duck Dougnuts

Daisy Doughnuts


Time to eat.. >_< I think I lost my sweet tooth

2/17/10

Fair Skin

Though I'm not much of a fan about the standards of beauty here in the Philippines, I'm still subjected to some amount of vanity about my skin. Despite the fact that I hate to be those shallow and superficial girls, I still want to be fairer. I don't have clear skin and I would die for clear skin...

I've tried so many whitening products but I have never used them religiously, especially the whitening creams or lotions. I'm more disciplined when it comes to soaps. The only disadvantage about soaps is that it would only whiten your skin up to a certain point, which is why we need other products to enhance the effect of the soaps..

So far I have tried the following soaps:
Likas Papaya - my sister suggested this
Wonder soap - my grandmother made me try this
Belo Whitening - This was the most effective of the three but it made my skin so dry...

for facial washes i tried:
Ponds (I forgot what kind)
Loreal's whitening facial wash
Clean and Clear whitening facial wash

None of these made my skin improve.

Recently, my skin is a complete wreck because of the severe allergies I got last week. I'm so desperate to restore my skin to at least a presentable state. At the moment, I'm trying Mosbeau's White Underarm and Inner Thigh Cream since my rashes did a lot of damage on my underarm area.. It seems to be improving.. I'll try to post updates about my product test or until I find a better cream..

2/15/10

My Favorite things (part 1): Piggies

I was looking for my an avatar I used in the Lineage 2 PH forums... and I found this

 


Ahahaha!! I love pigs.. I've been a pig lover since P-Chan from Ranma 1/2 hahaha. I think I was in grade 6 at that time... the early 1990's wahahaha

 

Tha's not my avatar... hmm
 

There!!!!

(Boring post.. I know.)

Clay Galore

Here are my not so perfect creations~ I need more practice!


Heart Cupcakes

 
 Ice cream sandwich~ (Sold)

  
Pair Bunnies~

  
Onigiri~
  
 Ninja

  
Oreos (Sold)
  
Cupcake with sprinkles (Sold)
  
 More Cupcakes

  
Hair Pin
  
Cherry blossom~ (Sold)
 
Happy bunch!

I wanna make more~!

2/14/10

Happy Valentine's~

Quick Post~

Will be busy *wink* Quality time with BF~!

2/12/10

Ekai's Wishlist~

A few years ago... I was worried that I've lost my direction in life, I didn't know what I to do and I didn't want anything... I didn't want to buy anything or I didn't want to do anything. Right now I can proudly say that I have changed for the better. My college friend's suggestion to set little goals like "write on journal", "update facebook status" every now and then helped me so much. In addition, I've even started an new hobby aside from my video games. ^_^

Thanks Nikki and Affie.

Though I do not have much on my wish list... since I have splurged on most of it at the end of 2009, there are still some things that I still want and starting to want (so to speak).

1. New Cellphone - I got this for myself on Christmas hello Satio~
2. New Laptop - I got this last October
3. Wallet
4. Bag Rack/ Coat Rack
5. Big bag
6. A big Bead container (Pill box)
7. Clay tools
8. Maraschino Cherry Scented beauty products~!

Right now I'm focused on getting my Maraschino Cherry scented colognes or soaps! I really hope I find something soon~

I wonder is I should buy the Cherry Scented Shampoo and Bath Gel from Philosophy

 
Image from Philosophy website
I want~

Maybe I should put a custom order for a cherry scented something in The Body Bakery ..

I'm not sure if the multiply site is the same as http://www.thebodybakery.com grrr I really hate that all multiply sites are blocked in the office.
 

2/11/10

New Hobby!

I'm enjoying my new hobby.. I still have to get used to my new convection oven... so I wont burn my stuff...

anyway here are some pictures of my experimental charms

 

  



Yay!

2/10/10

Hypoallergenic Diet

I went to a clinic accredited by my office yesterday for a second opinion on my sickness... I still have rashes and I am very uncomfortable every day... my stomach looks like a map of rashes and I was required to follow a hypoallergenic diet...

Here's a list of what I should avoid (source):

FOODS THAT CAUSE ALLERGY
Chicken and Eggs
 
Seafoods:
shrimps
squid
oyster
mussels

Certain Kinds of Fishes like:
tambakol
tulingan
tuna
galunggong
dilis
tinapa
sardines

Certain kinds of Fruits and Vegetables
strawberries
fresh tomatoes
citrus fruits like lemon, orange,
pomelo, grapefruit,pineapple

Pork in processed form like:
chinese ham
salami
sausages



Milk and Milk Products
ice cream
cheese
yogurt

Nuts:
peanuts and peanut butter
almond nuts
walnuts
Chocolate bars/Chocolate Cakes
and Other Types of Cakes, Brownies


Cereals like:
wheat bread
oatmeal

Yeast-containing Products like:
beers
some wines



At the moment I am very frustrated because I don't have anything to eat... it's either beef or pork for me...

2/8/10

I'm still sick

I haven't been able to post anything since I got Amebiasis... I have finished my medicine HOWEVER... I started to get really ugly rashes on my hands and my stomach. My tummy is covered in rashes... it's so ugly even I get goose bumps when I look at it. I just keep myself distracted so I wouldn't notice it... *cries*

I love my boyfriend so much because he insists on holding my hand even though it looks so disgusting... Thank you hon.


On a lighter side... I jumped in the polymer bandwagon and finally started a cute hobby~ although I burnt the first four charms I made, I was able to salvage 1 Tomato charm.

 
poor turtle T_T
I'll post better pictures of the salvaged one when I can create more un-burnt charms T_T

2/2/10

I am sick

so I finally got a check up... as I said in a previous entry I've been having problems with my tummy... turns out it was amebiasis...

came from the salad I've been eating...

2/1/10

RANT: Uneducated pinoy gamers. BOOO

I cannot believe I play online games with these uneducated Filipinos with out breeding.. Yes, I am focused only on Filipinos (though I am a Filipina), since I have only been rudely treated by my fellow pinoy gamers. Only from these uneducated people I've had my dead mother insulted... I have never gotten cussed at and insulted by people from other races.. only from pinoys... I am very embarrassed by them.

Though I have only played 2 online games in my life I think it is enough to notice the difference in breeding.

Lineage 2: SEA
Rivals or Allies... both have the same fault when it comes to trash talking.. most of them focus only the appearance of their enemy as if it is the most important thing in the world. During Mass PVPs... there is a rain of foul words and more cussing...

Do they actually think they're cool because they know a few cus words?

Lineage 2: Private server
The Filipinos from aria actually drove out the other people (mostly from London, Greece or Italy) from playing the private server... most of their mouths were so foul that it's so disgusting. I even had to report a person because he was sexually abusive. Two of the GMs (Game Master) were quick to react. It was Pinoy vs Pinoy at that server... foul mouth vs foul mouth.

Aion: Infinite Aion.
I created an Alt in Aion and at level 1, just seconds after I clicked the "Create Character" button I got cussed at because I refused a duel. Being me, the feisty on,e I answered back "If you can't deal with rejection, go else where" after a few relays of 'yo momma' cussing, he said "Your a wasting my time" I held back with the grammar 101 trash talking and said "Then leave... go on... leave" he started to talk in his dialect which I understood, I started talking fluently as possible in English.. apparently he was intimidated and apologized. I said ok and brushed him off as soon as I can. I will never associate myself with an uneducated person as him.

Another uneducated person would be a friend of mine and my boyfriend's I just started playing and I had a simple question, I asked from my clanmates and some of them jokingly answered but there was one person who had to make me look so stupid because I asked a simple question. No wonder you're unemployed...

Will they ever learn? With that attitude, would they ever succeed in life?

Lastly, now that the game publisher of Lineage 2:SEA shut down there are a few people worth mentioning here (will post verbatim):

http://blog.gamerster.com

AMDG&iAMScAMMEr  January 4th, 2010 @1:39 pm  
Imagine how scam bug they are, they put a link to top up game time load even the company are already shutting down!! hey AMDG/iAMinteractive shame on you, mo***RF**CKERs!!thousands of l2sea players wanna kill you!! you insult us, you betray us!!! leaving us clueless and voiceless!!! (they closed all forum thread to avoid flamed)… you guys out there BEWARE!!!! Don’t for get this name AMDG/iAMInteractive…if ever in the near future will again hosting some MMO’s game boycott them!!!..
AMDG/iAM interactive has no reputation, shame on you after what you did from as players of L2 and Exteel from MY,SG and PH your company is a total failure, you have no face to show off from us!AMDG (A-Mess-Do-Group) former Asian Media Development Group!!!we regret so much why Ncsoft give rights to this incompetent, scammed company (iAM/AMDG) to host this triple A mmo’s L2 & exteel.
It's Scumbag... just saying

BlueZ January 4th, 2010 @7:34 pm  
Can we sue iAM/AMDG to make it even bankrupted?
Why would anyone wish this on someone?

 InSpades January 20th, 2010 @11:03 am  
This is what happens when a distributor of video games think they know and can handle the nuances and requirements of running an online game, much more a tripa A game at that. They move too slow, react too slow to player demands. They hearplayers but don’t listen. Management is incompetent and don’t really give two shits about the game or the customer.
Also when they lie about their research just so they can close a deal with NCSOFT.
AMDG – Assholes and Morons Development Group. Good Riddance!
You deserve every bit of your bankruptcy/termination.
The players of L2 and the rest deserved much better than this. And you FAILED them.
 I agree in most points except about them deserving bankruptcy

sluvz101 January 23rd, 2010 @8:20 pm  
what the fuck I am-interactive bullshit an idiot company can`t handle a games… die all you suckers exteel and lineageII will kill you….

Here's an example of what I said about thinking that cussing is cool.. on to the next website

http://www.waukster.com/

lou on December 31, 2009
please guys edit the description of this scam bugs!
http://pgiwiki.wikidot.com/iam-interactive
http://pgiwiki.wikidot.com/asian-media-development-group
*snickers* scam

anonymous on January 2, 2010F*ck you AMDG.. go to hell and try to sleep well at ngiht thinking hundreds of L2 SEA player wanna kill you.WE feel Betrayed, Insulted by those M*THRF*CKERS!!!!! immediately leaving us voiceless & Clueless about it!
I believe they'd be thinking about their life rather than the lives of pixels..
sluvz101 on January 23, 2010what the fuck! all staff in iam-interactive/admg an idiot company can`t handle kind of online games….I’m sure exteel and lineageII players will kill you motherfucker……

Oh.. look who's here.. copy paste and a little more.

xMayzx101 on January 23, 2010
iam-interactive/admg kind a bullshit…we spend a lot in this kind a game(exteel) in then i one blink of an eye the game is wipe out …shame on you Iam/ADMG exteel players will kill you….

What part of "Killing" someone or some people is cool?

sluvz101 on January 23, 2010what the fuck… iam/Admg corrupt and scammers.. they ddnt value the time and money spend by the players… a lot and a lot of effort and money…shame on you Iam/ADmg…die you motherfucker …. I`m becoming loving playing exteel but you fail to handle it….
 And... again.. with "better" grammar

Sorry for the long post... I just have a lot of time on my hands. Anyway, I posted similar things on those blogs

"We lost a game… they lost their work."
I will not wish for anyone to lose their work or to die or even to be broke. I wouldn't want those things to happen to me. But I do understand most of their sentiments.

[end of rant]

Tummy Tummy...

I really don't know what's happening to me. I have been trying to take care of myself more... but I seem to be so tired every weekend.. and my Tummy acts up every other day, it's either my hyperacidity or I get LBM.. or both.. I've been eating sandwiches for lunch and salads for breakfast. I try not to be too full or "busog" so my reflux won't be triggered...

I don't know what to do...