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8 Jun 2013

B Movies and How to Make Fake Blood

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Just Sharing. My fascination with B Movies. B for Bloody.

Above are some of my favorites: The Blob (I first saw this on VHS), Jeepers Creepers (Justin Long’s here!), The Hills Have Eyes (tagline: the lucky ones die first), Tucker and Dale Vs Evil (this is hilarious), Wrong Turn (there’s a part 5! whut?!), Toolbox Murders (from the director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Go figure.) I actually think these ones fall under the ‘B +’ category as they are not really the complete disaster / cream-of-the-crap kind. Doesn’t really matter, I enjoy both kinds. I say check these out if you have spare time and maybe you’ll let me know what you think? :)

I know there’s a technical definition for B Movies (check here) which is not exactly how I use the term. In my world, a B Movie is any movie that contains at least 2 of the following:

1. A ridiculous plot
2. I wouldn’t say BAD acting. But it definitely ain’t good acting.
3. Brutal death of at least 2 characters, one of which is a hot chick
4. Choice of a psychopath, a cannibal, a mutant, or an alien
5. Lots of blood

On the subject of blood, I was amused to learn there are 13 ways (probably more) to make fake blood, seen here. Which led me to…

Experiment. Homemade Blood. I opted for the corn syrup kind and I must say, this smells so yummy, not at all scary.

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Here’s a quick and not-so-clear how-to guide. I did not follow any strict measurements and just played with it, which was the best part.

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Reminder: This blood is NOT real.

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4 May 2013

Font Focus: Geo Sans Light

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Geo Sans Light. A sans serif font. Tried in different sizes, black and white, regular and oblique, some with a 0.25 pt stroke. Even when the paragraph starts to get cramped, the lightness of this font still allows it to breathe. My favorite parts: the slender ascenders, the perfect circle O’s, how the ‘T’ ascender is slightly shorter than the rest. Font crush :) Check it here.

 

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28 Apr 2013

Cherry Coke

Homemade Maraschino Cherry Coke. It’s summah time and this is for when you want a sweet drink to freshen you up. BUT: do not drink soda everyday. The cherries I suppose can be eaten more often. Or the ice. While prepping this drink, may I suggest you listen to LFO’s Summer Girls. Haha. Remember when this was the shiz? Watch out for the “cherry coke” bit. Enjoy! (or not)

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24 Apr 2013

Essence In Manila

Good Stuff. Essence Soft Touch Mousse Makeup.

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Essence invades Manila! Ok, it doesn’t really invade Manila, but it’s now in SM department stores. Actually, other shops might be selling it too. Plus I think it has been here for a while now so this is really no breaking news. Notice how everything I just said is nonsense? Hehe. Still I want to celebrate how I can finally buy em here yey! This right here is my first non-pasalubong Essence item. It’s my top-pick from their collection. A close second would be their Stay All Day cream shadows which I plan to talk about soon. I’m not so sure about their lip products but I’d still have to say this brand is a must-try, especially with those oh-so-friendly price tags. You can know more about the brand here. While you’re at it, check out The Biebs :)

Product Category ~ foundation
Texture ~ this is the main event of this product. The name does not lie. It really is soft to the touch. The light, easy-to-blend mousse dries into a smooth powdery finish. Fascinating.
Fragrance ~ unless you dunk your nose into the jar, it doesn’t really have a scent to it. For a lot of people, this is a big plus.
Coverage ~ sheer and light. Great for day makeup.
Packaging ~ props to the stout jar that’s so stable and easy to store. The wide rim allows me to get the product out with my fingers, a brush or a sponge effortlessly.
Price ~ really affordable. The 16g jar goes for 250-ish pesos. Pretty good eh?

If you’re more interested in tiramisu cheesecakes than makeup, the best I’ve had so far is from Opus. You might wanna check that out :)

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10 Apr 2013

Hotnuts

Hotcake Batter Donuts. For this one you will need a pack of hotcake mix, a donut maker (this is what I have), powdered sugar, milk or water, maple syrup and butter. While doing this I realized I want to try this in chocolate chip or cheese sometime. I’ll let you know how that goes. In the mean time, hope you guys enjoy this :)

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9 Apr 2013

Everyday Design Awards

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Most “Expensive” Chocolate Bar Packaging. Elvan Milky Cocolin with Hazelnut Cream ~

This is a celebration of everyday design, familiar things that are obviously created with love. I talked more about this here.

Disclaimer: I am not part of an official award-giving body. I am also not here to give any ‘expert opinion’. This is just a collection of everyday things I admire and wish to share as they might inspire you the way they inspired me. All award categories and product impressions are my own.

 

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7 Apr 2013

Olive Is Good For You

Good Stuff. Products named after me. Weh. There are probably more sane reasons for me to buy olive products than just getting a kick out of seeing (what I feel is) my name printed on the packaging. Check this, this and this out. I also listed down a few favorites below :)

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~ Clockwise from top left: ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream in Olive. Pierre d’eau Olive Soap (this smells amazing). Watson’s Olive Leave-on Conditioner (so does this one). Bayo Solid Perfume in Olive scent. Wet n Wild Coloricon Eye Pencil in Olive. Olive Hand Cream from Watson’s Shanghai. The Body Shop Olive Body Butter. ~

 

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31 Mar 2013

Pinterest for the Old-school

Just Sharing: Keeping An Inspiration Journal. In a world of pinterests, tumblrs, instagrams, and other photo-sharing services that are practically as ubiquitous as air, organizing (and sharing) images+words that inspire has never been so easy and fast. I love how efficient these babies are and I do use them from time to time plan to use them as soon as possible. However, I admit to still keeping a physical notebook as my inspiration journal, a kind not that different from the ones I made as a kid. Anything that makes me smile, laugh, or think, anything I want to remember, I stick in there. I don’t know, there’s something about the tactile quality of notebooks and the therapeutic motion of cutting and pasting paper that keeps me hooked, and how I can go over it  anytime I want without the need to log in, and how no one else can see it (uhm except now you’re seeing a few pages) — it’s just me and my notebook. I do recommend keeping one just for kicks, that is if you are willing to do the extra ‘paperwork’.

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~ This leather-covered notebook I’m using is from Muni ~

 

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29 Mar 2013

Pasta Pastime

Veggie Pasta Bowl. Weekend cooking time once again hooray! This is a lenten season meatless dish special. Hopefully it would still be special even after the holy week heehee :)

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29 Mar 2013

Everyday Design Awards

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~ Beverage Packaging: Most Refreshing Use of Hand-painted Floral Details. Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey ~

This is a celebration of everyday design, familiar things that are obviously created with love. I talked more about this here.

Disclaimer: I am not part of an official award-giving body. I am also not here to give any ‘expert opinion’. This is just a collection of everyday things I admire and wish to share as they might inspire you the way they inspired me. All award categories and product impressions are my own.

 

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