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As of the moment, a copy of my files are sitting in a To Print Folder in Freeform. Am I excited to see the fruit of what I have been cramming slaving on for the entire year printed on huge ass boards whose combined cost is more expensive than my tuition for an entire semester? You bet I am.

Now it’s model-making time! I am in need of Allie’s little lepers helpers to measure, cut, and glue pieces of cardboard and other nifty materials and make a tangible replica of my design. Doesn’t that sound exciting?!

If anyone’s interested, please let me know! Drop me a line here, on Facebook, on Formspring, or in whatever other way you can contact me.I promise to have food as much as I can provide (although depende pa sa budget) and a steady supply of movies hahaha! I am severely desperate and need all the pairs of hands I can get!

P.S. Yes, I know my logo/title block is totally being screwed up by my theme. Which is why I need to pass thesis so I can work on changing my layout! XD
P.P.S. I would have liked to upload some of my rendered work but have I mentioned this thing I have with jinxes? Yeah.

Massive Attack


I am officially panicking. Not only am I still not done, but I haven’t even decided if I ‘m going to wear yellow or gray socks/tights on my deliberations day.

Yup, my priorities in life are definitely all screwed up.

{Edit}: A new layout and blog title is in the works! I should have waited but I couldn’t stand the site of the previous layout any longer, so this will have to do until I’m thesis-free.

Female Dog

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A gayer version of my Tumblr post.

I’m extremely sorry for the profanity (I vowed to never utter any on my blog) but I don’t think I could have put it more eloquently. Let’s put it this way, my arm is about to fall off from being being glued to my computer mouse all day, and I am still nowhere near done.

On the other hand, this is the first time I’ve attempted to use cutouts for graphic designing, and I’m quite happy with the results of my 10-minute experiment. I got the PSD cutout of the dog from Viva La Manika, thank you! :)

I should probably rest this arm of mine now.

On the Brink


This is by no means a legitimate blog entry, but I figured I would upload it anyway for the hell of it. I’ve  done nothing much else but stare at AutoCAD and Sketchup workspace, that even the simple joys of MS Paint was a welcome stress reliever . Add two mouse controllers hooked up to a single computer and Lando and I were able to steal away a few precious moments to play mouse pointer tug of war.

And if anyone else is confused, that bloody thing on me is supposedly an alien coming out of my belly.



*Credits go to Lloyd Fontilla for the photo!

The Final Stretch


It’s less than a month before our final thesis submission, and I still have shitloads of work to do. At first I thought I’ve already finished plenty, but after some checklist making and schedule planning, now I don’t think I’ve done nearly enough.

It saddens me that my lack of blogging is reducing the status of my blog to an even more dire one than it originally was, but it can’t be helped. I NEED TO GRADUATE.

Feb 11 – Final Submission ( DAY OF DEATH)

Feb 23 – Final Defense ( DAY OF FUNERAL)

Mark your calendars, everybody. Make sure not to wear black.

Last of Everything







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This is the last of the blogging backlog, hurrah!

I marched with the rest of the Arki people during the Lantern Parade last Friday. I couldn’t resist not wearing anything weird, so I bought this pair of humongous heart shaped glasses from the tiangge. They weren’t very sturdy, but they did the job. More than a few snap happy people took my photo with Lando (who was wearing his sulit-na-sulit Willy Wonka goggles).



I managed to catch a few of the other lanterns like CS and FA, but was unable to take any good photos, boo.


Then the huge embarrassment that was me getting a bit drunk during the Arki Party ensued. The following photos have been sanitized so that I can still have some of my dignity left even if you finish reading this post.







I’m certainly not drinking again anytime soon.


Writing this post has made me feel a tad bit sentimental though. I just realized that this was the last Lantern Parade and Arki Party I’ll be having as a student.

Okay BRB, will be crying in a corner now. :((


* Thanks to Lloyd Fontilla, Jam Macabeo and Fae Caguingin for some of the photos!

Tick Tock Goes the Clock

There’s no day quite like Grad Pic Day to fill you with panic and dread. Why?


You can practically hear the seconds ticking away, slowly leading you to the day when you are no longer a student and forcibly need to deal with new words like JOB, SALARY, and the most dreaded one: TAXES.



You also start to realize that your days with your friends are numbered.


But most importantly, it makes you think of this sentence.




The day of the shoot was less than a week away from our thesis submission, so most of us were well in the middle of sleepless nights and countless cups of coffee or energy drinks. But I think everyone made it a point to get a good night’s rest the night before. I sure did.


This didn’t really stop me from looking completely tired and fugly that day. Thank God for makeup.



For the longest time, I have been swearing to myself never to have long, straight hair again. But somehow, I quite like how they decided to style me for the day. This made me decide to grow my hair out until after thesis. I wonder how I’ll look.



The shoot started at around 10am, but I practically had to wait until after lunch just to be made up, and wait another long time for my turn to be photographed. Needless to say, there was no way I was going to get out of that studio with the sun still up.



I had originally planned to get some thesis sketching done while waiting, but like most academic endeavors, I failed to do so. We ended up just goofing around the entire time. AAAAAH LIFE.



Boys got to go ahead of the girls because they needed less time for makeup. LUCKY BASTARDS.



Lando went as a ninja for his creative shot by the way. Without his permission, I am now sharing with you a few of his studio shots. I’m evil that way.

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By the time that it was my turn for my photos though, I was more than a little shy about everything. I needed a lot of prodding to go out of the bathroom after changing.


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I have to hand it to the photographers though. They really know how to make you feel at ease on set.


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At the end of the day, I loved how my photos turned out. :)



I had mixed feelings after it was all over though. It must have been senioritis kicking in again. Either that, or I was just really didn’t want to go back to doing thesis.



Looking back at the day, it was most probably the latter.

Allie has seen many a dust bunny in her lifetime, most of them in her dorm room. She is often mistaken as a 13-year old, further intensified by her weird fashion choices that mostly involve cutesy patootsie rings, colorful knee high socks, and ribbons and bows in her hair. She dreams of waking up one day and finding herself as a character in Star Wars. Preferably a jedi. With a purple lightsaber.

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