Archive for March, 2009

30 minutes (later on you’ll know why)

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(Hardly seems worth it.)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
(Now that’s more like it!)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
(In my next life, I want to be a pig.)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
(Creepy… I’m still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour
(Don’t try this at home, maybe at work)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.
(30 minutes..lucky pig! Can you imagine?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(I still want to be a pig in my next life…….quality over quantity)

Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Something I always wanted to know.)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
(Hmmmmmm…. .. 😉 )

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
(If you’re ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
(Okay, so that would be a good thing)

A cat’s urine glows under a black light.
(I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains
(I know some people like that too.)

Polar bears are left-handed.
(If they switch, they’ll live a lot longer)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig?)

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Lippy Lips and other Makeup Things

Ahhh.. Friday = bliss.

Woke up at 12 noon, after movie night (Gran Torino) and my weekly its-thursday-so-its-mandatory-that-i-down-a-few-beers-although-not-necessarily-half-the-effin-case-but-im-not-saying-thats-not-what-happened thing. Had breakfast of leftover pasta from Coco’s last night and tamis-anghang spaghetti courtesy of our flatmates. And then slept some more, then went online to talk to me mum and sibs:
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and then slept some more.

Then, I remembered. Holy guacamole, i bought something last night!

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a magic golden box…

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…wit colourful makeup things!

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the lowdown:

25 shades eye color
10 shades lip colour
4 shades lipstick
3 lipgloss
1 crimson lip liner
1 black eye liner pencil
1 black mascara
1 black liquid eye liner
3 colours cream eye
4 shades blush
4 colours nail enamel
4 colours body glitter
1 not so good blush brush
4 eye shadow applicators
1 pretty ok blending brush

Time to Testing-testing!!!

so, I was too tamad to wash me face so I just decided to do my lips.

Lippy Lips, Beybeh!!


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Zebra-inspired: for when you pretend you’ve just eaten one.

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Rainbow Lips!

I think im gonna do this one for tomorrow when I shoot my pretty officemate Heba. Will tell you about that next time.

For instructions on both exercises, go to You Tube, you lazyasses!

Thats all for this evening, good night and dont let the bed bugs bite (whatever the hell that means. coz really who are these bugs, and what business do they have biting me and how can I not let them bite when Im asleep? So what do you expect me to do, just stand guard all night against the effin bed bugs??

Thats the much too much coke I had tonight talking. (I wish, but thats just Coca Cola, you substance abusers.)

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Midnight Mineral Madness

According to my Youtube make-up coach, this technique is supposed to achieve the ‘Valentine look’ (whatever it is that you’re supposed to look like during Valentine’s — i dont know, coz in my book thats a progression from flirty to horny to drunk to wasted). But anyways, I think me likes the looks of it. 😀

All products used are from Everyday Minerals unless specified otherwise.

The Valentine Look:

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In my face:
conceal: Revlon Medium
base: Body Shop Nature’s Minerals

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In my eyes (wow parang kanta lang):
brow, outer lid, crease and lower eyeline: Medium Brown
ball and browbone: Floating Feathers
lid: Pick Me Up Pink
tear ducts: L’oreal White Shimmer

In my cheeks:
highlight: Romance Novel
blush: Pick Me Up Pink

In my lips:
L’oreal Tickled Pink

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In my heart:

All of you.

Pampam time!!!

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Yalla, tulog na!!

Till next!


Everyday Minerals Lovin’!

Finally got my Everyday Minerals package!!!
I tried some, and they’re phenomenal! 😀
(Dana, I know I promised a review, but I realised I dont know how to review make up. Hmm. Will these photos do?) 😀

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I got the free sample kit and 5 eyeshadows.


Make-up Time!!

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First Time Trial

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conceal: Pick Me Up Pink
base: Medium Base Summer

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ball and browbone: Floating Feathers
lid: Oasis (my early favourite!)
eyeliner: Smokey
eyebrow: Medium Brow
lashes: Clinique High Impact Mascara

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cheekbone: Viki’s Radiant Creation
highlight: Pick Me Up Pink
Lancome Juicy Tubes

So sorry. No complete sentence here. Im tired. Will try again tomorrow.


So, I decided I’ve had enough sadness for now, and its time to try to be a bit merry for a change.


So, amid all the hulabaloo, I forgot to mention that I now have, in my possesion, my very own homemade ringlight!

As I was already planning to get one for myself, I called my good photography buddy Ivy with queries regarding specs and to ask where I can source the materials. As luck would have it, it turned out that spatial constraints has had her looking for a new home for her ringlight, or else she might have to take it apart. We arrived at a very hmm.. reasonable agreement, and here we are!

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My ringlight sitting comfortably between my dining table and shoe rack.

Check out the stand the rightlight is mounted on: its actually a clothes hanger, which I picked up from Home Center. And it cost me more than the lights itself! Upon reco of another photog buddy Arny, I mounted my lights on something with wheels, for better manueverability.

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I’ve tied the rightlight to the mount with a rolled up plastic bag. Im a real girl scout, ain’t I? 😀

Also, see these convenient storage!

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For hiding the black cloth and ‘sipit’:

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And for the war paints:

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(Meager, I know. Cant wait for my Everyday Minerals loot, hopefully coming in a week’s time!)

So… time to see the results!

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hihi landii. 😀

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guest photographer J

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the obligatory pout

other photos are here.

This has been a nice first round with my ringlight, yeah? Im preparing to shoot my officemate Heba next week, for which Im cooking up some simple concepts. Im also planning to shoot something tomorrow, if the hangover doesn’t kill me as much as it always does.


So, I’m almost done with my digital imaging class. Im really glad to have taken this class. Now, my teacher is offering an intensive one-day advanced class, but now for a fee. Im still thinking if Im gonna take it. Or maybe, since Im a bit familiar on how the program works already, I’ll just do my own exploring. I dunno yet.

My teacher also announced during today’s class the theme for our final project: FILIPINIANA. This is gonna be a contest of sorts for all the students enrolled in this batch. Im already developing some concepts, and I ‘ll try my best to snag a price if I can. Wish me luck! 😀

Anyways, here’s my 2nd and 3rd assignments (which are actually the 3rd and 4th for the class, since i failed to submit the first one hehe).


SAD NEWS UPDATE: My cousin’s funeral is on Monday. My parents are up there to lend a shoulder to the rest of the family who are just so devastated, especially my uncle. I called them earlier today and they told me my mom’s gonna stay there awhile, but my dad will be heading home after the burial coz of work. I pray to God that everyone gets peace, coz, whatever else can you ask for in times like these?


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I wasn’t actually planning on posting a blog tonight. I guess, in my own narcissism, I was secretly impressing upon myself that if I dont blog too often, my insights will have a bigger impact. This very thought, and typing them up thus making them tangible, makes me so sick. Why does eveything I think of has to be about me? I honestly think, and I’m only divulging this incriminating fact because Im very heartbroken right now, that I should be realising more that this is a big world that I am in and there are people — people who are coming and going and there are things that are happening and unhappening. There are books, and there are roads and there are cars and there are words and there is the earth and the sky and the table lamp in my bedside and there are my family and my friends. And then there is myself. But we are all in the same world, occupying space, existing.

Yesterday, my cousin died in a motorcycle accident. I dont need condolences, we were not close. I dont even know the boy. Im not really feeling the loss that comes with these things – I guess that makes me a very unimportant person in his life and him to mine. What Im honestly feeling is that this boy, who was barely out of his teens, could have been someone great. I know, I know that’s a horrible thing to say at this time. You might say to me — well, you dont know that, i bet his father, his mother, his brother thought he was the greatest windshield repairman in the world. I actually wanna kill myself for even writing this about him — but this is all i can think of since i heard of this tragedy. He could have been great.

I wish I knew him more to be able to not think and just weep in pure agony. Yes, Im crying now, but fuck if I knew if these are tears of grief or of necessity. Nobody can see me now, but not crying seems so wrong. They say people are rewarded for their honesty. There’s honesty for you. I hope I do not feel this obligation to be honest.

Or, this could be how Im coping. This could be one of those times that I see myself as an actor on some movie. I am anticipating every emotion, deconstructing every scene, until everything becomes explainable and digestible for me.

I am overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time. Somebody dies and I make it my personal issue. It makes me all the more sick that I cant see him in his coffin and tell to his face to fucking wake up so I wont have to deal with this kind of shit that I cook up. I am despicable beyond comprehension, but I sit and stand and act and smile like the healthiest person in the world.

Jayjay, I think you were pretty healthy when you were alive, and for that I envy you. Rest now. I’ll try and check up on your folks once in a while. I regret not being able to know you enough that I even have to write this horrible blog on this godforsaken night.

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