NOT! Hahaha! Okay that was a mean joke. I love DeviantArt too much and would never ever ever leave this place where my online life started.
Anyhow, it's been quite a while since did an update. And this time, it REALLY was quite a while. Perhaps, almost 3 months? Many things have happened since then and I can't recount all of them due to my outdated brain that needs some RAM and processor upgrades.
Though things got hectic, I still am having fun juggling all these stuff along with the thing that we call "SOCIAL LIFE" Hahaha! I was able to hang out more with real friends whom I've known since I was oblivious to anything but rabbits and Sailor Moon. We have been together for 14 years and counting. Seems like not too long when we first met, eh?
Here is a photo of me and my BFFs (Jan + Alodia + Patty = JAP) during a sleep over. We looked mildly crazy here but in truth we are crazier in real life. Just kidding! ._.
Other than that, cosplay still plays a very huge role in my life. It isn't just a fun hobby that I get to do once in a while, but it is part of who I am. With that, my lil sister Ashley orangeish and I landed a job with ANIMAX ASIA, a huge TV network that broadcasts all over SE Asia.
I'm also tasked to do regular blog updates about anything and do video logs to share with you guys our daily lives - cons, cosplay, food, etc. Please be sure to drop by my Animax blog page and video log page since I'll be updating them more often than my DA. As much as I want to, I will not spam DA. ._.
How fun is that?! *looks above* I mean, this is another blessing we are really thankful for because not only do we get to work with Animax, we're in it as who we really are - people who love anime, cosplay, games, cons, internet & Animax! Seriously? Like I mentioned before, getting your dream job rocks!
How about you guys? What is your dream job? Or what would you rather do and get compensated for by just doing it? No ranting please. Hahaha!
An old artwork I found in my files. Random elven chicks!
My former dream was to be a concept artist for huge gaming companies such as Squaresoft (now Square Enix) or Blizzard. But ever since I did cosplay, my time was divided and I wasn't able to hone my art skills.
I posted something a few days ago on my Twitter - The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. Émile Zola. And IMHO it basically means that without practicing you craft, your skills will stagnate. Sad but true. So now, I make it a point to draw at least once every few days.
Going back to cosplay (ugh! This darn auto-correction keeps turning "cosplay" to "costly"! Is my computer that smart that it knows that cosplay is somehow costly? Just kidding ) Goiiiinnggg baccckk Cosplay events are just piling up like how Starbucks cups magically pile up beside me. ._. Uhhh
Here are some upcoming events that we are looking forward to. Most of which will be held out of my awesome country, the Philippines.
We might be also dropping by the San Diego Comic Con 2010 for a project with the directors of "The Avengers", "300", etc. I received an email invitation for their project and let's hope that pushes through and another happy fan(moi) will leave this world in peace.
A wee quiet lass that started with Sailormoon, now meeting the likes of those Hollywood comicbook titans. That sounds so farfetched but let's see how this goes... *.*
Anyway, the biggest con here in the Philippines just happened a few days ago, TOY CON 2010.
It was a major success and all of us there had so much fun!
We worked hand-in-hand with Animax to promote their new shows; and also with Maxicollector, for the OTACOOL2 Worldwide Cosplay book signing!
For those of you that have no idea what it is, OTACOOL2 is a book published by Kotobukiya in Japan that features cosplayers from around the world!
We were with all 4 Filipino cosplayers who were included in the book - Animate Ashley orangeish, me BlackMageAlodia, Monique Dimanlig MorningMiracle (the geisha) and Jessica Ouano (as Vanille of FF13), who flew in just to join us in this special event! Another friend of ours, Jan Pesino-Illenberger Hikaru-Jan (as Bayonetta), a US cosplayer, also joined us in our booth! Talk about girl power! Hahaha! *love*
I'd also like to thank DannyChoo.com for the feature on his show Culture:Japan!
I haven't seen the show yet but in any case would anyone here have a link to an online version of the first episode? I'd really love to check out all the other awesome otakus featured there! Much thanks!
It always feels great to know that you share the same passion with a lot of other people from around the world. We are not alone! *love*
Again, my gratitude goes out to these awesome artists/musicians from Malaysia for their lovely song - "Gamer Girl" ! I was really shocked and flattered to have received an email from Reysha Kamal Reysuke-chan containing an MP3 song composed by Emilio Daniel of "Call us Cute". We are very much honored that song was inspired by our Gamer Girl set of photos.
Woops~! *hits head with a tablet for having such slow processing memory* Just kidding! Hihihi! Many thanks also to the awesome DA artist Yamino for this lovely art! *hugs*
It feels very refreshing to see our works inspire original concept art!! ^__^ And this one is just really well done! The colors, the lines and of course, the concept is amazing! Hope to see more from fellow artists in our community!
That's all for now! Hope to see you guys in future cons!
my queen welcome back thank you for not leaving this site !!! how i miss your journal!!!at first you gave me a heart attack !!! on that joke of yours whoaa!! but that s just a good joke was!!! well anyway welcome back my queen!!! and good luck on your journey !!! and break a leg!! show what filipinos are made off!!! yeah GO!!!!SEMPAI ILOVE YOU!!
damn, you scared me there for a second! I wish you can also come here in Toronto for anime events like Anime North, LOL, oh well, good luck in all the events you go to! I wish you the best of luck in everything you do! Keep up the good work!