Friday, January 29, 2016

Evening hangout~

I've been so lazy these days. On my days off all I want to do is go back to bed... But today I managed to drag my lazy butt out of bed to write a post on my blog. 

My lovely friend came over weeks ago and we had a blast~ She is the owner of Iplehouse Vera (Angeline) and Fairyland Roke (Lucky).

Here is Scarlet with Angeline who is also a succubus demon.

And Lucky decided he wants in with the beauties~

Lovely picture... But wait a minute... Is that Levi Heichou!?

Apparently Levi sensed something dirty here and wants to clean it... LOL!

I posted this on my Instagram already, Lucky's face up is done by me as a present for my friend  back in December. ;)

Please excuse his unblushed body...

Later on we decided to swap Angeline and Scarlet's clothing!

Angeline is now a magical girl at your service~

While Scarlet is a Victorian maiden!

With the help of my friend, I was able to finally string Vincent together! <333 Yay, 1 goal down 12 more to go. 
Also he's wearing a suit from Freedom Teller. Why are you so handsome?!... just look at those lips. 

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Spica's Questions

Spica of Spicasmagoria tagged me for her Liebster's Award and these are the questions. Thank you, Spica! <333

1. Fantasy or science fiction? Or both? Or neither? (if neither what genre do you like?) I like both... But if I really had to choose between the two it would be fantasy.

2. Who or what is your childhood hero? Do you still look up to them? I don't recall having childhood hero (though I like Batman). However, I looked up to my grandpa. Despite his flaws, I still do look up to him.

3. What fictional character do you love to hate? I can't think of any specific ones right now. But the type I dislike are weak heroines, who's always getting saved by another, can't do anything, and can't decided whom they like...

4. Three things that make you happy? (or more if you get inspired!) I get inspired by seeing beautiful photography, shopping for new BJD clothes, and when I get into conversations about BJD with my friends. I'm very glad that I have wonderful people that I'm able to share this hobby with.

5. What movie/TV-show did you watch last? How did you like it? The last movie I watched was Star Wars, and yes, I liked it. Though I was a bit confused cause I didn't know what was happening since I haven't seen Star Wars in years.

6. Your favorite restaurant/shop? Tell us a little about it! I love eating Sushi and one of my favorite sushi restaurant is named Sakekawa. I first found out about it when my Japanese teacher introduced me to it. They're one of the best sushi restaurant I've had. 

7. What kind of things do you keep always with you? Or do you have such things? I used to have this small bracelet that my great grandma got me from the temple. I wore it for 9 years before I lost it. I have a faint hope that one day I might find it.

8. What kind of music do you listen to? I have wide range of music I listen to (rock, alternatives, classic, pop, etc.). Right now I like listening to background music from games and movies.

9. Do you believe in magic? (the nature of magic not defined) Kinda... I have no idea why though.

10. Internet memes! Like 'em or hate 'em? Favorite/least favorite meme? I like them~ Grumpy Cat will always be my top favorites because I associate her with my brother. I can't think of any internet memes I don't like right now...

11. What do you think about tattoos? Do you have one(or more)? If you would get one what kind of    a tattoo would it be? They're beautiful... But I wouldn't get one since I don't think I'll look faltering with it when I'm old and wrinkle. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Liebster Award

Many thanks to Alejandra (Fantasy Woods) for giving me the Liebster award~ <333

The rules:
  1. Thank the person who presented you the award and link back to their blog.
  2. Post the award image on your blog.
  3. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter.
  4. Nominate 5-11 blogs with less than 200 followers.
  5. Create 11 questions for the nominees to answer.
  6. List these rules in your post.
  7. Inform the people you chose of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog and link them your post.
Questions from Alejandra:
  1. What’s the thing you love the most about blogging? Blogging opens up a new world to me. To be able to see all the cool things people in the BJD hobby do. It's like being able to experience a little piece of their dolly adventures. Whenever I see pretty photography in blogs, I get inspire to pick up my camera and take pictures of my dolls.
  2. What’s the thing you love the most about your dolls/figures? I love clothes~ <333 From sharp looking suits or cozy winter wears to frilly dresses and sexy lingerie. Even though my dolls have lots of clothes, I still feel like it isn't enough.  
  3. Is there anything you always wanted to do with your dolls but never dared to? I've always wanted to take my big dolls to public places. But I heard so many unfortunate stories about them that I'd rather not risk it.
  4. Are you working on something for your dolls/figures at the moment? I planned to paint face up on my DollClans Kien (Lucien) and Soom Dia (Vincent). 
  5. Have any of your friends/family joined the hobby because they got to know it through you? I don't think so. Some of my friends are awed by them but not to the point of wanting them. Others don't like them. As for my family, they're not supportive of my hobby. However, my little sister do find them very interesting.  
  6. Is there something or someone in particular that inspires your aesthetics, background stories, etc? Not really someone specific, but I get inspire by seeing all the beautiful pictures and stories from all sort of social media. 
  7. Do you share your doll or doll photos with people outside the hobby? Only if I'm comfortable with them. Sometimes, people asked me about them because they saw some pictures from my phone and I'll tell them some of the basic concepts of BJD.
  8. Is any of your dolls based on yourself or a person you know? Nope~ I love being able to make characters rather them being based off someone.
  9. Do you have a favorite doll/figure from another person collection? Would you own the same doll/figure? No, not the exact one. But I do wish I own some of the sculpts (Iplehouse Arvid, Switch Soseo, and Soom Breccia Soul Stealer) for my characters. 
  10. Three things you like about yourself? I've been told that I'm very calm, open minded, and clean. :)
  11. Anything you have learn in this hobby you wish you knew before joining? Having forever thin wallet and endless wants are side effects of  the BJD hobby...
My questions for people I give the Liebster award to are:
  1. How did you get into your hobby?
  2. What got you started on blogging?
  3. What is your most treasured doll/figure? And why? 
  4. Where do you get your inspirations from?
  5. What are three things you love about your hobby?
  6. Do you feel alone in your hobby?
  7. Are you buying anything for your dolls/figures soon?
  8. What is your preference (gender and size) of your dolls/figures?
  9. Do you see a repetitive pattern on the dolls/ figures you buy/ own (dreamy expression, big lips, and etc.)?  
  10. What is the most important thing about your dolls/figures? 
  11. Do you have regrets getting into your doll/figure hobby?

Last but not least, these are the people I would like to award:

Mio (Mionnaise)
Spica (Spicasmagoria)
Irene (Caketown)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 New Year Resolutions

Happy (belated) New Year everyone~

Wow, it's 2016 already, I felt like this year passed by so fast. Before I list my 2016 New Year resolutions for my BJD hobby, I would like to go over my old resolutions from 2015

2015 New Year Resolutions (Posted on DoA)

- Get bodies for my floating heads. 
       Failed for the most parts. However, I did get Anri her body. 

- Buy Lut's Kid Delf Bory Girl ver. *Change of plan* Aiming for Little Monica Elena. 
       Failed. Did not save up enough for LM Christmas event

- Practice on painting face up/ get more face up tools.
       About 75% completed. I painted more face up and got more face up tools. All I need to buy is the        air brush and the compressor which I have almost 50% of the fund for it.

- Exchange my old Little Monica body for the new one. 
       Cancelled plan.

- Buy SD clothes/ accessories/ jointed hands for my dolls.
       100% completed, if you don't count the jointed hands since I've abandoned it for a long while.

- Meet new dolly loving friends 
       Completed (I'm always up to meeting new ones too)~ 

- Get back to writing stories for my BJDs. 
       I got back into making photo stories counts, right?

- Learn how to sew properly. 
       Failed. Still nothing yet...

- Save up money. 
       Failed horribly. Did the opposite, and bought three unplanned dolls

- Buy enchanted doll eyes for Shiki.
       Completed~ Bought him the Enchanted Eyes #62 Milky Series.

- Restring Shiki for the third times this year.
       Completed~ He's finally not floppy anymore

- Send Vincent, Anri, Raine, and possibly Lucien to get face up. 
- Buy YOSD clothes/ accessories.
- Buy Lucien angora wig.

6/13 = Completed
6/13 = Failed
1/13 = Incomplete

Wow, I didn't do as bad as I thought~

The two newest members of my crew~ Anri (left) and Raine (Raine)

Here are my new goals for 2016:

*The first three are my top priorities and the rest are not in particular order. *

2016 New Year Resolutions

- Buy Lucien his body

- Buy Oscar Eyes for my YOSDs.

- Send my dolls out for face up commissions.

- String Vincent (Soom Dia)

- Sell my Soom Lilid TG mountain lion body.

- Buy air brush and compressor for face up.

- Get more SD girls in my crew (maybe Little Monica Sophia or Sarubia).

- Get Little Monica Elena.

- Start saving up for Iplehouse Arvid (I would like to save at least up to 75% of his price).

- Buy more accessories for my crew (especially shoes).

- Get better zoom lens for my DSLR.

- Paint more face up.

- Try not to buy anymore unplanned dolls.

Another 13 goals to complete this year. Although, there might be some changes along the way... I'll do an update on how I'm doing around June.