Off-Days

So life hasn’t been as horribly boring as I have said it to be, big deal. Though if anything, it has gotten progressively worst, even as my off-days during work came and went. But how did I spend these precious off days?

Here is how:
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From as early as my phone or I can remember, it started while I was finishing my classroom training. I got home one day and decided it would have been a great time to flatten my brother-in-law, as supported by my sister.
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I also brought my dad out to eat at Carnivore using my first paycheck.
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#3 I sated my Llao Llao craving after queuing for 45mins at Somerset, 313.

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#4 Picked my friend up from his Passing out Parade!

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#4 Went out with said friend the following week to have ice cream.

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#5 Tried to feed my niece a raw fish at the super market.

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#6 Caffeinated for Work. Not really an off-day I guess.

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#7 Took selfies with the niece

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#8 Celebrated singles day by myself (duh).

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#9 Saw a double rainbow

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#10 Bought and cos-tested stuff

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Celebrated my birthday!

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#12 Caught Roomie with a flower in her hair.

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I guess that in a span of two months, I did have a lot of memories although most were really bad ones from work. I never cherished alone time so much till I started working. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s just how work is, or if it was because I was in the wrong line of work.

Either way, I hope my next job will be good to me, in a sense that I would actually have my weekends and normal working hours :/

Till then,
Cherie

Tactical shoot!

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So a while ago, I went for a tactical shoot with Dom, my tactical cosplay buddy. I’ve written this post like three times and I’m so pissed because all three times, my phone refused to upload the photos >:( Also, see the banner? Apparently, there is so much tactical shoots done by the other team of cosplayers that they had to make this banner.

Anyway, we met up really early with another group of tactical cosplayers to shoot a group fight scene. I was just there because at that point of time, I was crafting my Guld Millas and needed the heavy machine work that only Dom’s friend had.

So as I was saying (or not), we had abit of time to ourselves because the photographer, Walk Walk See See Cosplay Photography, wanted to shoot the first group’s solo shoots first. Since we had nothing to do, we decided to have a bit of fun.
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Dom was a tactical ninja (because swords and shiet) while his friend Carlos, was a tactical soldier. I’m not quite sure what to call them, cause it was my first time taking parting in a shoot like this.
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And as much as I’d like to say that I know shit loads about guns and the military because my family has military background, I don’t. But at least I’m a girl posing with a gun, right…?

*COUGH*

That aside, about half an hour later, Dom and Carlos has their turn with the photographer.
Here are the behind the scenes!
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You would probably be wondering how anyone could go to a park that is so brightly lit and expect to take uber cool photos. I wonder as well. Before this, my life was just a normal camera and flash. I know shiet about lighting; as long as the object I want to capture in frame is in the picture, it’s all good -Which probably explains why I never get many likes on Instagram :\ #hint

Either way,the photos turned out like this: 
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So much wow, right? And this is kinda with minimal photoshop! I am truly amazed at what those bulky lighting things can do.

I even asked the photographer if he could do my Little Red Riding Hood #cosplans! shoot and he agreed!

So do look forward to it, I know I am!
Cherie

Fixing up Eleanor!

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Late post number 1. Over the course of two months, I bought got myself a Jubeat figurine and a Phantasy Star Online 2 Figurine online with my first pay.

I remember getting them on a Friday, making my day a work a little brighter. When I finally got home to take a look at her, I found that I had to piece her together.
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So began the 3 hour long process into the night (because I took a one hour supper break in between) to fixing her up.
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And here it is!
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I don’t have much experience with figurines so I had a little problem positioning her so I put here like this.
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This was at the point in my life where I really missed PSO and my team like crazy. At this point of time, I would be 4 week Jubeat sober and I’m probably going cold turkey. Definitely going crazy with Jubeat very soon (like after I quit my job).

Counting down to when work lets me off the hook!
Cherie

Missing In Action

Hey guys~
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I’ve been MIA for awhile, mainly because I’ve been trying to damn hard to juggle my gaming, real and work lives. Basically, I had too much yearn for the virtual world and too much work in the real world so that combination simply tore me apart. It wasn’t that work was extremely tough (even though there were days that I wanted cars to hit me simply so that I could get myself hospitalized and attain long medical leave) but because my customers were so horrible dull, angry and mundane that it drove me insane with want to go back to this colourful and mythical place called the internet. Or at least just Tumblr.

Anyway, I’d decided to quit my job middle of last month because I simply couldn’t take it. I was wasting away and life kind of worst than when I was in school. Which is what people say, ‘You’re gonna miss studying when you go out to work’ but no, I don’t want to go back to school because school means failing a lot of shit and having low self esteem so I’d rather be working and earning a living for myself. Contributing to the household is actually quite feel-good, come to think of it.

Enough about all the resignation talk though, I’m just here to say that I’m finally back and ready to queue and post stuff again! So excited. So many books to read and review again, poetry to upload. Also, it’s not like I haven’t had time to go out while I was working. I had, just that I haven’t had to time to blog about it. But I will be uploading my very late posts (as usual) soon so do stay tuned!

Ta-ta for now,
Cherie

Crafting Guld Milla

This is probably the achievement of the year for me.

As everyone knows, I’ve been MIA from real life for quite a while because I’ve been playing this game called ‘Phantasy Star Online 2‘. In a nutshell, I was supposed to be playing this game solely to get revenge on a certain couple but fate decided to chain me to the game by having an online friend talk me into starting a team.

So now I’m here, already hopelessly addicted to the game when I decide to take things a step further.

Since the time I got my Guld Millas, I’ve been obsessed with them, to a point that I decided to make them in real life.
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How the Millas look like.

The feat had seemed easy enough, till I was met with time constraint due to the start of my current full time job but with the help of a cosplay buddy, I was able to get the job done within 3 weekends.

Here’s how I did it:

Before this step, I had already weighed and sprayed (that rhymed) my M-9s because I didn’t think of documenting everything at the earlier stages.
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This is a little bit of homework my cosplay buddy, Dom had me do, mainly because I left my silver spray paint at home and had to spray the gun magazines silver.
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I am aware that the actual magazine is blue as well but I thought the gun needed more colours other than black, blue and green.
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For the wings, I cut them out of wood and sprayed them blue over an initial coat of dull black. Half way through, we ran out of dull black and decided to just wing it and sprayed everything royal blue. It turned out okay except for a few beams of uneven drying.

We also decided that we wouldn’t have enough blue paint to go around so we rushed down to Art Friend for more blue paint and came back. On the way back, it started raining and we were kind of worried about whether our stuff would get wet because we were leaving them out to dry.
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Back at Dom’s house, we sprayed the guns blue and started painting on the details. It felt really awesome to finally hold a paintbrush again, you have no idea.
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The sun set while we were still painting and we used the phone’s flashlight to see things clearly.
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With everything finally done, we started gluing everything together.
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We were super excited to have so much done, we almost forgot to glue the magazines on LOL.
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And finally, how they turned out!

I have the greatest time crafting milla and probably wouldn’t have been able to do shit if it wasn’t for all his help. Super thankful for having him around.

What’s left is to get my miko together for AFA, though I don’t think I’ll be able to pull it through since the package may have been lost in the mail. I have, however, ordered a school uniform online and I really hope it’ll arrive on time together with my wig.

Pray that everything comes together well!
Cherie