Hello guys. I decided to post my future outfit shots in a different blogging site. Meanwhile, this site is for random events and blog-worthy happenings in my life. Haha. I am so random nowadays. Anyway, I decided to do that for the sake of this being organized. Organized in a way, that I don’t have to go all the trouble to filter all my posts under the category “Fashion”. I also want a site wherein I don’t get to mix my personal ramblings with my other categories.
The categories Photography and Fashion will be my main focus on the other blog I recently made hosted by http://wordpress.com. It is convenient for followers. It doesn’t require you to sign up on Persona just to comment. It is user-friendly. ( I talk as if I’m a traitor). * If you guys know what I mean*
I’m going to buy my own domain name in wordpress and I don’t even have a friggin’ paypal. ;_; The odds are never in my favor. NEVER.
And yeah, tomorrow is my birthday so… expect another blog coming early.
P.S. I have a feeling I have so many grammatical errors in this post, so… screw that. Haha.
AND WORDPRESS LETS YOU UPLOAD YOUR OWN FAVICON! GET THAT! YOUR OWN FRIGGIN’ FAVICON! ♥ For those who don’t know what a favicon is, it is that small logo across the site’s address. The ” Mau” you can see above is my very own favicon! :”3
Check my wordpress blog and of course, my favicon, here.
I already posted some fashion-related posts earlier this month. Might unless you want to check it out and all. Will be posting my outfit shots there and also my photography projects in the future.
Your RANDOM blogger,
I am currently tweaking a site’s features and is testing it out. I may do a little bit of trial and error, so to speak and may give it a duration of 3-4 weeks before I have my final say. I know you guys don’t understand what I am talking about and I apologize, but in near time, you guys will. Eventually.
This will be a short post.
Will update this blog after all is well.
Keep smiling and keep safe, guys.
Losing someone close to you really really hurts. And I might want to express my feelings and grief onto this blog, so let me be. I am really depressed. REALLY. And every time I would think of her, it saddens me because I won’t be able to see her again.
One of my closest friends, Princess Angob, passed away yesterday, November 27, 2013. She left the world at a very young age. And as I would remember her, the words ” hyper”, “energetic”, “noisy”, “funny”, “random”, etc. and all the synonyms of those words, would pop out in my mind. She would keep things at her own pace, mostly in a bad way and it sometimes annoys and pisses me off. But that’s her, and I accept her as who she is. And I definitely won’t change her.
No wonder I didn’t have the appetite for lunch yesterday before noon. She passed away at that time. After work, I received a text message from a friend while I was getting my things from my locker, stating ” Cess is gone. :C “. I just stood there. Stunned. Shocked. In total disbelief of what I had just read. I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t want to believe it. I replied to the message as I hurriedly drove home. I want to see it for myself. To see is to believe, as the saying goes. As I cruised over her Facebook profile, wall posts of ” R.I.P.”s, ” Thanks Cess for everything…”, sad messages like those, consumed me. I also read a status from her brother about her passing. ” Even though we’ve fought a lot of times, and mostly because of misunderstandings, I will always love you my little sister. R.I.P. Princess Angob”. All of a sudden, a flashback of our memories together and a giant feeling of pain suddenly overwhelmed me at that instant and tears suddenly fell. I started crying. Sobbing. Calling out her name, hoping her spirit would hear me. Imagining that she’s just standing there in front of me. Would see me in dismay. Letting her know how much she means to me.
We’ve shared problems, played countless Counter Strike games against each other, drink to our heart’s content on silly matters such as love dilemmas and the like, and call each other insulting names as an endearment. But that’s what our friendship was all about. It was true. It was magical. It was lovely.
She was such a strong girl. When I asked her how she’s holding up when she heard the news about her illness, she answered ” God has plans for me. You will always be my sweety, remember that. Don’t worry. Everything’s going to be alright. I’m strong just like you.” What I didn’t know was that …
… those were her last words to me.
Reminiscing all the memories I have with her is all I can do now. She has gone to a place where I can’t reach her. She left her family and her friends in the material world. And to where she is right now, I know she isn’t suffering and is in the safest company. She is happy. With Him.
Losing her made me realize that life is easily lost. And you only get to live it once. First thing, you’re hanging out with someone; laughing, having so much fun and the next thing you know, that person is gone. Just like that. In an instant. That quick. It’s so painful. But what’s more painful is that, she isn’t there anymore. It’s not like those moments wherein a person moves to another country. You’d still have means of communication, even if that person is on the other side of the world. This is different. She is permanently gone, and it breaks my heart. And as I am typing this now, I am sobbing.
My friend sent me Cess’ mobile number and told me to send her my last message. She reassured me that Cess is REALLY going to read it. And so I did. Without a second thought. It is so ironic that I have so much to tell you, but life is really short. Really… really short. Remember our favorite quote: ” Sweety, I’m blinded by the white light.” We would say this every time you would throw a flash bomb at me in Counter Strike. Oh, those times. </3
Sweety, I really treasure our friendship. You are one of the greatest gifts that God gave me. You’ve let me experience new things and new feelings. I know you are in a very wonderful place right now, but I just want you to know how much you mean to me. I really really love you Sweety. If only I could feel your touch, see you smile, see you have fun while you’re playing your guitar, hear you laugh and call out “Sweety” one more time… And also, would be given enough time to tell you one last message, I’d gladly accept.
You were like a sister to me. My partner-in-crime against boys and their odds. My personal clown when I feel the blues.
And especially, you were my brightest ray of light during my darkest times.
My deepest condolences to the Angob family.
Rest in Peace, my one and only Sweety.
See you when I see you. ♥
You will be forever missed.
Okay. I just want blog.com’s interface to be back to normal. -_-’ It’s really getting on my nerves. I know that I have a cheating way of posting new ones; but heck, I want the normal way of things.
Anyway, made this blog post just to check if photos will appear once published because as far as I can see it, it doesn’t show here in the “New Post” page. I may sound like I’m ranting, and a small part of me is, and I want you to ignore that part of me. ;_; *cries in the corner*
Anyway, random photos, here goes:
These are some of my favorite shots from different photographers in deviantart.
I hope this goes published and seen.
P.S. I have an engagement shoot scheduled this December. I simply cannot wait! Yaaaaay for opportunities.
UPDATE: THE PHOTOS ARE THERE! Yaaaaaay!
ANOTHER UPDATE: The login interface is finally baaaaaack! ♥♥♥
I haven’t been able to post anything new right now because blog.com’s annoying maintenance is up again. The header interface won’t let me log in. And it’s been down for a week now. I just managed to post this through some cheating magic I found online from a fellow blogger.
I hope they can manage to fix this soon. I’ve sent this site’s team a ticket regarding this matter but so far, no response.
If this keeps up, this would leave me no choice but to transfer to another blogging site. This site’s server is always down. Can anyone recommend me some blogging sites that aren’t always down? Lol! The one thing I love about this site is that it has only one word connected to your domain name. Ex. mausarcon.BLOG.com. Simple and short. Not like other blogging sites.
Well, I like simple and short.
So to say, to sum things up, I may be in a bit of hiatus right now because of what this site is facing. The bloggers of this site, have been complaining. LOTS. I hope this site’s team would address this matter ASAP.
This will be a quick post. Yolanda has just left the country’s area of responsibility and that one line just filled the scared hearts of Filipinos with relief. Although its passing is gone, this destructive typhoon placed under Category 5, has left the country in ruins. Unlike the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last October 15, 2013; we had time to prepare for this Super Typhoon. I was thinking to myself that since we had that justified time, there will be no casualties at all but I was wrong.
In its wake, Yolanda has already left 3 people dead in Masbate, Zamboanga and Surigao del Sur, 7 injured and 145, 641 families affected in 581 evacuation centers, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRMMC).
The two fatalities from Masbate and Surigao del Sur were eletrocuted after toppled electric posts fell on the, while one died in Zamboanga after he was struck by lightning, NDRMMC reported. - Yahoo
I just saw an update on Yahoo, that over a hundred are feared dead in Tacloban City. Not three. Article regarding this here: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/philippines-says-least-100-dead-typhoon-haiyan-014133996.html.
Philippines is lucky enough to survive through this turmoil. We were given time to get ready. That was our luck, I guess. Thanks to PAG-ASA for the foretold warning.
Now, here are some heart-breaking photos of Yolanda.
My prayers are with the Philippines. We have encountered destruction after destruction because of the Pacific Rim. First the earthquake, next was the Tornado that hit Cebu, and now this. Philippines is a strong country. I know my fellow countrymen won’t give up hope despite all the natural disasters we have encountered and will stand up as a country once again.
P.S. We are still experiencing a black out in my area. So I was able to blog about this at work since the power’s out since yesterday morning up until now in my place. I hope the electricity will be back anytime soon. I saw a toppled electricity post on my way to work and I’m pretty sure that was the reason for the black out. I hope the VECO will be able to fix it within this day.
Keep safe everyone.
From what I mentioned earlier from my previous blog post about me having a very sexy thing for portraits, today’s feature would be on my second photography project.
BTS of this blog will follow. Didn’t take a lot of BTS pictures on this one. Mac was too busy shopping online. Lol! Anyway, this was just a small shoot – y’know, just to practice myself.
I edited and published the photos a week later after the shoot. There are two reasons for the delay. First, I wasn’t feeling well the day after the said shoot and three days later, I was brought to the nearest hospital’s emergency room. Second, I didn’t have any editing programs that would read a RAW file. And after days and days of searching the wonders of Google, I finally found one.
Now, without further delay, here is my second photography project. In short, my prography (project photography). Lol! Forgive my neologism. It’s hitting up again.
I amazed myself on this one. How did I manage to edit this so professionally? Lol!
I have a sucker’s talent at editing photos. Ugh! I need to improve. I need to do more shoots. I am currently saving up for another camera body and some portrait lenses and I really want someone to teach me the basics of photo-editing. Photoshop is such a complicated and sophisticated program. Note: Just so you know, I didn’t use Adobe Photoshop for editing these photos nor did I use Lightroom.
Gave this blog the title of ” Shine Bright Like A Starr” because Starr was, well, so bright at that time. Haha. She has this very cute laughter that makes you want to cuddle her and the way she was emitting her yellow aura was beyond giddy. ( Yes, people. I can see auras). And what I love about her was that no matter how tired she was for putting up with this project of mine, she still had the energy to continue. Thanks Starr. xoxo
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Shine Bright Like A Starr
Your RANDOM and sometimes a photographer-wanna-be-blogger,
P.S. Super Typhoon Yolanda is heading its way to the Philippines. Weather is dark, cold and cloudy. I hope everything will be okay. Please help us pray for the passing of Yolanda. Everyone, keep safe!
What do you get when you suddenly change hobbies? Other than ideas on telling yourself to get better on that certain field, there are certain sacrifices that have to be made. My last cosplay was still back in March this year, and take this, think about the months of hiatus. People have been telling me on Facebook that they haven’t seen me in the cosplay community. For that, I can give you two reasons. First, for some reason, every single event is held on a Saturday. And I have work on Saturdays so no can do. I just can’t file a leave whenever there is an event. That would leave me penniless. Lol! Second, I don’t have the resources to cosplay ( money, time, etc.). Whether I like it or not, these are inevitable. Despite the reasons in my list, I am only going to give you two. Other reasons, well, may be a bit too personal.
But hey, despite my long hiatus in the cosplay community, I have been keeping myself busy with a new hobby. Photography. That’s right. You read it right. I still remember my first post as a blogger; telling myself how I wanted to become a photographer. Let’s just call myself as a “photographer-wanna-be”. I am not worthy to be be called as a photographer compared to all the professionals out there. That would be unfair. Anyway, if you want to read my first blog post, you can do so here.
This year has been good to me. So many positive happenings and the like. I got to have my very own first DSLR bought with my own savings. So yeah, if you’ve read my first blog post, you would know what I’m currently talking about. When I first laid my hands on this baby of mine, I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t figure things out, for example, the shutter speed, the ISO, the exposure etc etc. And I know, to become a photographer, you’d have to eventually learn of these things. So during my free time at work, I would google away all the possible answers I could get. Google surprises you in mysterious ways. <3
I’ve done two shoots so far. I have a very sexy thing for portraits. I don’t know why but I know it’s a calling. But for this blog post, I am going to have more emphasis on the first shoot I had which I entitled as the ” Two of Us“. A couple shoot of famous Cebuana Fashion Blogger Kryz Uy and her boyfriend inspired me to have one. The photos are enchanting. And the photographer was able to catch every moment of it. If you want to check the photos of their shoot, do so here. So thus, the idea of me having a couple shoot as my very first photography project was born.
It was a bright cloudy day and I know, that didn’t even make sense because we all know the word cloudy usually means “dark”. I was having a hard time figuring my camera out. Photoshop is such a complicated program. It takes absolutely god given talent for you to be good at it. Anyway, what I did wrong was I set my camera to JPEG format instead of RAW ( have mercy on the photographer-wanna-be-that-didn’t-do-her-homework-beforehand). So please forgive the photos if they are too pixelated and grainy in your liking. I edited these photos amateurishly using some editing programs I found online.
I would like to thank Kimberly Lavarez and Mico Sato for making this shoot a success and for acting professional all throughout the shoot. Also to Marjorie Bongbong, for sticking with us and for pampering Kim’s face. Also thanks to Ray Franchis Patalinghug ang Mark Alud Villamor for teaching me the ways of photography. I couldn’t have done it without you guys. Thanks for putting up with me and my selfish requests. <3 Lablab.
BTS regarding this shoot here: http://mausarcon.blog.com/2013/08/24/bts/.
Your random and sometimes-a-photographer-wanna-be blogger,
And thus, I’m back. I know I always say that I would do my best to blog more often but after some recent events, didn’t have that much of a time y’know. I hope I wouldn’t get beaten up for this. JK. I still have pending blog posts and I will do them the soonest. And if ever I HAD the mood to blog, blog.com would have maintenance up ( which I can’t do anything about it and it totally sucks). I am sorry but I just have to be honest. It destroys the blogger’s spirit to … you know… blog.
Some of those recent events I mentioned earlier, was the earthquake and the aftershocks that followed it AND I recently got confined in the hospital. Up until now, while I was on the 3rd floor of the hospi, I could still feel my bed moving and could see the bottled waters on my desk ripple. Now, that’s scary to the point that I have heard of news that when the 7.2M earthquake struck Cebu and Bohol, nurses and doctors had to evacuate the patients outside the building. And I couldn’t stop imagining the worst case scenario that it would happen to me too. :_: Let’s pray everyone.
Anyway, enough of the aftershocks and the earthquake and the hospitals and stuff like that, let’s get to our main agenda. Any guesses what would our agenda be for today? Hah! As you guys would know, I always give away the topic in the title but not this time. Ohooh, not this time. Any guesses? No? *smirks*
If you’re going to pair a silver gladiator footwear between a yellow peplum dress and a midriff blouse and ombre shorts, I’d choose the former. If you’re going to pick between a purple tie and a black tie to be paired with a red formal long sleeves to wear to a formal party perhaps, the latter is the best choice for you to have. It’s a matter of matching and choosing between colors and styles and just let your creativity run wild. But be careful, do not overdo it. You might turn from fashionista…
…into a living fashion disaster.
Here are some tips of mine to remember about FASHION:
1.) Trend? What trend?
Fashion does not only talk about wearing all the clothes that are considered as the main trends as of the moment, but also considers your taste and your physique. Remember, your physique ( height, body build, etc.) are important too in this case. Do not go wearing that certain dress because it’s the trend nowadays, nor would you boast off your muscular shoulders or legs by wearing something that you think suits you. It’s uncalled for. You have to take in your physique as the main consideration.
2.) Creativity is Personality
Fashion is letting out your personality be shown to the public. Fashion is art. If you want to go comfortably simple but yet catchy, you could try denims, jeans, with a comfy loose shirt and wear caps or accessories to just go for the show. If you want to look girly, wear something that would contemplate one another. Perhaps wearing a light neon blouse to be tucked in a high waist skirt with matching heels, and your hair in a bun, and also, let’s not forget the accessories that would enhance your outfit. These are essential. I don’t have the right to give you fashion tips or whatsoever. I, for one, am not a fashionista. But I know fashion and what’s not.
3.) You don’t need BRANDS to look GRAND
Chanel? YSL? Dior? Lacoste? Gucci? There is no rule stating that you have to buy expensive brands of clothing just to look decent, high and classy. We can start with something that is simple and affordable. Simplicity is elegance, mind you. All you have to do is just be creative of what you have and tadaaaa, you can think of tons of ideas on how to make one simple getup into an astounding, “hey-where-did-you-get-that-from?” outfit. It’s a matter of creativity.
4.) Be Unique, Be You
Being unique is one of the beautiful traits of being human. It is who we are. There is no one like us in the world. People might have some similarities, but that’s it, ONLY similarities. We are still different. What I’m meaning to say in this tip is that, when there is a fashion line that’s popular nowadays, there is a BIG possibility that you and a co-worker or a friend, are wearing the same thing. Well, that is awkward. Definitely awkward. Remember, from what I mentioned earlier in number 1; you don’t need to wear all the clothes that are trending. Consider your physique first. And before you even decide to wear that outfit, think about this: do you want to go walking down the streets wearing that same thing that someone else ( either you know that person or not) is wearing? Well, DO think again.
Don’t overdress. Don’t over-accessorize. Don’t put too much perfume. Don’t. Just don’t. Dress for that event. Dress for that occasion. Creativity is one thing, but being too creative is also another thing. You are showing the public YOU. Do not go off showing your bare body ( short shorts, cleavage-showing-blouses, etc.). The public is not asking for that. There are just some limitations as to what we know about fashion. And those aren’t part of them.
So that’s about it. These are the five tips about fashion I can think of as of this moment. Remember, I’m no fashionista. I just know fashion when I see one. If you have any tips to reconsider or to add to this blog, please do not hesitate to leave suggestions in the comments’s section below. I highly appreciate it so much.
And if you do want more tips from known fashion bloggers, I recommend these people. This trio inspired me to look beautiful and to look my best everyday. Check their blogs out.
These girls are my inspirations to battle out life as a woman. Haha. Kidding aside. Well, that’s it for today. If you find my blog posts a bit slower than usual, please do leave a message in the BEEP ME section at the right side of this site. I am open. *inserts beautiful eyes here*
So, that’s it about fashion. I’ll get back to you guys the soonest if I’ve fully recovered and when everything’s turning out alright in my end. Thank you for having the time to read this.
Your RANDOM and sometimes-a-fashion-tip-blogger,
Last October 15, 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Cebu and Bohol at 8:12 AM ( local time). I was on the 9th floor of the building when it happened. I felt the earth tremble and watched the lights on the ceiling shake fiercely as I duck under my desk. I heard screams. Lots of screams. It was a grim reminder that during times like those, everyone is equal. No rich, and no poor. Everything was turning grey. I don’t know if it was a black out or it was just that traumatizing that my eyes are losing its colors. I remained under my desk until someone called out my name. I was thankful that my best friend reached out her hand and grabbed me by the arm. We called out my other teammates who were also under their desks for cover. The next thing I knew was we were evacuating the building. My memory’s fuzzy. It all happened so fast.
I don’t want to watch the news because the only thing they show are the bad ones. Historic relics, churches, buildings, roads and malls were either completely or partially destroyed by the earthquake. Death toll is still rising. And it breaks my heart.
When I tweeted about the earthquake in Bacolod yesterday, I got an overwhelming response of people across the world who wished me well, and others who responded that they felt the quake on their end of the world too. That’s when I found out that Bacolod didn’t have it bad at all. (Bohol and Cebu had it worst. CdO, Bacolod, Davao, Iloilo and other neighboring cities just felt ripples the actual intensity.) What I don’t understand is how other people have the nerve to comment “Karma lang yan“, “Cebu deserves it,” “The churches are the main target because God is punishing you” and other negative and totally inappropriate ideas like that. Seriously, over a hundred people died, thousands are sad and scared out of their minds, hospitals needed to evacuate patients out into the streets (imagine post-op, new borns, and ICU patients!!!) and some idiots think it’s funny or even right to say we deserve it? It’s absolutely ridiculous, and I refuse to give them any more useless attention, so if you want to read them yourself, do so here. – Kryz Uy -
Cebuana Fashion Blogger Kryz Uy is right. They don’t deserve our attention. We are currently scared out of our wits here and they make fun of other people’s predicaments? Now, that’s just sad.
The day after the earthquake, we were advised to go to work despite the aftershocks. We would often get paranoid if we could just feel a slight shaking. I admit, all of us were traumatized. We would often check these sites just so we could be sure: http://www.emsc-csem.org/#1w and http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/html/update_SOEPD/EQLatest.html.
Bohol had it worst. Most of the casualties are from Bohol. I have a a friend who was working at the hospital when the earthquake struck. They evacuated the patients out of the hospital and continued to remain outside since then. He sent me a text message that he’s currently charging his phone in his neighbor’s house because they don’t have any electricity for two days ( and his neighbor has a generator).
The aftermath is devastating. And that earthquake was a grim reminder.
But even though hope is distant, the beautiful and wonderful thing about all this is again is the truly caring and resilient nature of the Filipino people. I was happy to hear that my family was fine and okay. I couldn’t stop thinking about my dad during all the ruckus. I received lots of messages asking if I was okay ( because they knew I’m working on the 9th floor) and messages that wished me well. Even a simple message is a message of hope. God is good. And He loves us so much. It takes faith and prayers that everything is going to be okay. The Filipinos know well, that God wouldn’t leave us. We, Filipinos, know.
And this is a warning for this is a cheesy post but even my boyfriend rushed all the way from his work to I.T. park just to check if I was okay. That simple act of deed motivates me to live on. To not give up hope. Because there are people out there who really really loves us and care for us. So, my friends, let us do the same. Remember, God hasn’t forsaken us. He is here. He is everywhere. Our Father will not leave us, for we also did not leave our fellow countrymen.
And as I am posting these pictures here, my heart is breaking again. But we have to eventually face reality. I am going to cite out a quote from an anime character ( forgive the otaku in me) in FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood.
So it will change. Because we’re weak, because we’ll die one day, we’ll want to live on, to struggle. Only then we humans will become stronger. – Trisha Elric -
I so agree to this. We fall but we stand up on our own. We would want to move on. To live. To survive.