ELESA // you're kinda stupid

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So i got really tired of livejournal's dicking around, ridiculous loading times and just plain... well, I can't use the site properly. It hurts my eyes and the new comment loading system makes me want to throw things. I'll be letting my paid on here run out and this won't be updated anymore as a journal.

This is just an announcement to say that it's been a good 9 years but I think it's time for us to split ways, Livejournal. Obviously this will stay here as an archive of the person I was, am and will be.

If you still wanna keep in touch, I'll still be checking my friends list occasionally and use this as a place to read the various communities that I lurk around in but I won't be active so much anymore! (not like i was to begin with...)

You can join me over at Dreamwidth though! You don't need an invite code to join at the moment and the site works an absolute treat and I don't have to worry about Russian overlords. I'd love to keep in touch with as many of my friends as possible.

My journal over there is embody.dreamwidth.org! You can add me there and if you let me know who you were on here, chances are I'll add you back with no problems.
MINATO // :3


Woooo! My name's Kimi and I'm using my LJ to tell you that I am sending Christmas cards to people! Because everyone deserves a little Christmas cheer, don't they?

I'm planning to send them out in the last week November/first week of December, obviously this means that it may be a little late for people in places in The Philippines but you'll be getting a card regardless. Isn't that nice?

All the comments are screened so give me your addresses and I will send you a handwritten Christmas card from me to you o/

RILEY // I was never the hero

Nostalgia But Not: MCM London Expo 2011

How long has it been since I wrote a proper con report that I cosplayed at? A very long time, as looking at my LJ indicates that the last proper one was at the end of 2007. Wow. I feel very old. But hence the reason why I feel nostalgic about typing this up.

2011 marks the ninth year I've been cosplaying. Haaaah. I really do feel old. And yet again, as part of the First Generation of cosplayers in The Philippines, I'm still one of the youngest out there. Feels weird, doesn't it?

In that time, not much has changed about the way I cosplay. The environment may have changed but that hasn't really stopped me. I went briefly on hiatus between 2008 and 2010 mainly due to university. Every now and again I would pull out one of my older costumes to be used. (Usually Dist or Iroha, depending on my mood.)

As I mentioned previously, this is my first cosplay in a long time. In London. Away from The Philippines. GUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

I'm surprised that I lasted the whole day because I had sprained my leg pretty badly several days before. But what have you, adrenaline does strange things.

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Part of me wishes I took more pictures, but sadly I only had a camera phone to take pictures. Oh well.

As for what the future holds? Actually... I realised how much I like cosplaying. And how much I actually enjoy it. I do have some tentative future plans (Mouri Motonari from Sengoku BASARA, The Medic from Team Fortress 2.) but beyond that, let's see what the future holds. 2012 will actually be my 10th year of cosplaying and being involved in it. Egads.

A curious point is that this is the first time that my boyfriend's actually seen me cosplaying properly. He made the remark that I seem to cosplay a lot of male characters, and I told him the ratio was 8 to 2 by my estimation. I have a penchant for cosplaying guys more than girls as usually the guys have more interesting costumes. Usually. Not always. Then as we went through the day and I gave him a peck on the lips, he also remarked that it was the first time he kissed a guy. Which threw me back slightly as it was true, yet it wasn't at the same time. Hah. I guess the illusion of cosplay's a bit strange, isn't it?
MITSURU+AKIHIKO // never you mind

Writer's Block: Share and tell

Did you meet your significant other or best friend on LiveJournal? Tell us your story!

As derpy as this sounds, I met my other half through Bemanistyle.

/goes and laughs for the rest of the evening

I always use this as a testament to the fact that dating sites don't work because it's just so much easier to go after people who have the same interest as you. Especially if your interests get as niche as mine.

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First of all I'm back in the UK. I guess many of you who have me on plurk/twitter/facebook would have known this already. I've moved into my new house alright and I FINALLY HAVE INTERNET. WOO.

Radio is something dear to me. Broadcasting is in general.

Especially the BBC World Service. BBC World Service was the one of the big reasons I got into radio in the first place. Sure I like music, but at the end of the day my roots in radio come from things like the Today programme and the BBC World Service. My love for factual radio programmes knows no bounds and it's a shame I can't listen to as much as I used to anymore. Mainly because I fear that if I can't devote my full attention to a program I feel like I'm missing out. That should change.

You have no idea how much that radio, with international news reaching a young girl in a Philippines meant to me. It told me that there was something beyond the shady politics and terrible corruption in the world. idk I'm being sentimental here but it did mean a lot. And I really do thank my dad for getting me into the habit.

I mean never mind the fact that The Philippines is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists.

I MEAN SERIOUSLY. This is a list of countries that the Committee to Protect Journalists has come up with. These are the countries in which it is most dangerous to be a journalist. The Philippines is ranked third after Iraq and Somalia. THERE'S NOT EVEN A BLOODY WAR IN THE COUNTRY JUST LOTS OF CORRUPTION AND VIOLENCE URGH I CAN'T DEAL WITH IT.

I spent two days at an Amnesty International Student Media Conference. I became super serious journalist person and I enjoyed and I networked and I got a lot of contacts. I think there are good things ahead.

also I am drowning in my friends list maybe it is time to make some groupings and sort it out.
Riley // Do I approve? Maybe

Kimi dresses up again, for the first time since 2008

Oh my gosh has it actually been that long? I keep thinking about the last time I cosplayed and I'm sure it was in 2008. Jesus christ. I forgot how much I enjoyed this.

Anyway, so I decided to get an outfit done. For old time's sake. Because I kinda missed and being back in The Philippines after my year in Essex made me realise... hey, I'm sorta good at this so why not keep it going? Plus I know how to do it properly after my horrendous start in 2003 (I don't have pictures of it - that's HOW horrendous it was.)

This time, my new outfit was to be...

Riley, a mysterious aura guardian in blue from Pokemon. He has the best hat. And a nice jacket which if I got it made right, then it was good to be used for other things outside. Because that is a damn fine jacket.

Anyway, so I had it made. Jei and Yotan helped me get it made and Jei came with me to get it picked up. And the result was that Jei demanded that I had my photo taken the moment I got back home. So you see my messy ~holy domain of the shut-in~ Plus my hair isn't the right colour and this was the first time I wore the costume properly etc etc please don't expect photoshoot quality photos k?

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I only need to have a couple of things done to get this outfit sorted -

- Firstly there's the issue of shoes. I need to find some dress ones. Like the ones my dad has but in my size :v
- Secondly there's the wig. You know you've reached a certain point when your natural hair is black and yet you have to buy a wig in black because your hair hasn't been its natural hair colour for at least 6 years.
- Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly I need to find a Lucario doll/plushie/thing to carry around with me. Gashapon toys are too small.

This costume will make its debut in the MCM London Expo in October. Hehe. Oh god. Am I actually going to the Expo of my own volition? Okay, yes I am. But idk, I think I need to do it to say I have done it.
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Just to get this out of the way

Man, Filipinos need to learn satire/sarcasm and stop being so butthurt. I swear to god all the sugarcoating that is prevalent in Filipino society is one of the reasons I get so frustrated as a blunt and somewhat straight talker.

On the other hand, James Soriano is a guy of good character and he normally writes better than this. He failed at writing satire to terrible results. idk. He's not that bad. He's not a douchebag as people are making him out to be.

Nakuuu. Yan lang. Balik na ako maglilinis ng bahay kasi napapasok yung tuuuubiiig.
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I think... I need to write more. A lot more. A looooooooot more. Let's get this writing shit sorted out.

I was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal on how there's a race to find the next fantasy novel to fill in the Harry Potter void since vampires are rather dated now.

Anyway, I've been gestating on this idea for about two years now. I think maybe, I should try writing it out. Because let's face it, nothing is ever going to replace Harry Potter however the legacy it leaves behind is that of adults and children reading and enjoying the same book.

Though I hate to admit it, my thought process and writing has become all fragmented. I blame the internet. Twitter, Plurk and Facebook indulge my overactive brain to the point that my dear LJ has been neglected somewhat. But if I get into the habit of sitting down and writing what - 300-400 words on this piece per day? Maybe I'll get somewhere. I'll sit down and write properly. I swear upon it.

I think I just need to feel like I've done something with my life. So let's do this.
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fuck me instead of doing something productive I ended up doing all my tags, buying a paid account, fixing my LJ and getting more usericons sorted.

This is essentially the story of my life - for the things I actually need to do, I spend very little time on them. Mainly due to the lack of creative freedom. But or things I don't have to do, LOOK CREATIVITY OUTRUSH.

I don't know what makes it so enjoyable, this outrush of creativity. Maybe because I keep it bottled so long or I have to have tempered and constrained.

At this point in time, I'm just going to roll into bed and watch Tintin. Because Seungri and Co. will back me on this.

Fuck yeah I actually feel like myself. This is a good thing.

I'll explain later. But for now have this relatively happy LJ entry. Love you all ♥