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- an ice-cold bottle of Mine Shine Milk Tea ♥ I was sad that they stopped selling this at 7-11 stores for a while, but now it's back and I'm a happy camper ^^

- your third shower for the day. Argh, this heat ;__;

Right. Some overdue memes

Tagged by [ profile] simply_kim

A: People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.

[1] Make a list of 5 things you can see without getting up.
The TV, Computer, [ profile] lethologica's rainstick, electric fan, my desk with its pile of... mess

[2] How do you style your hair?
Parted in the middle, though I keep it all under a baseball cap while en route to work. I'm suddenly so conscious of my bald spot 0_o

[3] What are you wearing now?
Thin, oversize nightshirt (10 years old now, probably older XD), black shorts and slippers.

[4] If you could have any other talents, what would they be?
I would like the ability to read really fast. And be able to play on the piano/guitar/violin a song that I've just heard once or twice.

[5] Do you nap a lot?
Nope. I sleep. Like a rock 0_o

[6] Who was the last person you hugged?
[ profile] newpersia and [ profile] lonelybusiness when we parted ways last Wednesday night ^^

[7] What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
I MISS BEING OBSESSED WITH SOMETHING ;__; Um.... Calligraphy is one right now. Along with getting to know my Tarot Decks better. PLAYING CHRONO TRIGGER FOR THE NTH TIME ON THE EMULATOR :3 ALSO, IKARUGA, a Japanese shoot 'em up for the Dreamcast (nice graphics, V. NICE SOUNDTRACK :3). And re-reading Blade of the Immortal (MAKIE)

[8] What was the last thing you ate today?
Dinner of rice and pork chops.

[9] What was the last text you received?
"Hello. Tawag ka ******* para me tumawag sakin sa office, yeah" - from MM XDDD

[10] What websites do you always visit when you go online?
LJ, Plurk, Twitter, Multiply, Facebook, Newsvine, Twitch, Postsecret, BoingBoing, NotCot, etc.

[11] What was the last thing you bought?
Caramel Macchiatto and cake at Starbucks, Wednesday night.

[12] What are you listening to right now?
... the whirr of the electric fan and the humm of the computer.

[13] What do you think about before you go to bed at night?
That I need to wake up early the next day for work and the things that I should do the moment I arrive there.

[14] What is your favorite food?
Pizza! Pasta! Sweets! Pastries! (... don't make me choose just one XD)

[15] What is your favorite weather, and why?
Rainy weather. Whether it be a deluge or just a short shower, I like the cool air that goes with it. I also like the moment where a storm has just passed and everything is just bathed with this brilliant white light.

[16] What is your biggest pet peeve?
... it changes? /shot

[17] How are you?
Coping (with the heat, life, work, etc). Wondering what the next year holds.

[18] What is your favorite album right now, and why?
The Ikaruga soundtrack (Go download!). Excellent fighter pilot music ;)

And tagged by [ profile] kye_kestrel


1) Write your username.
2) Write the name of two of your favorite bands/artists.
3) Write "I ♥ ______". (This is to see how you write hearts.)
4) Write the name of your all-time favorite person.
5) Write the name of a recently favored person.
6) Tag six people to do this.

...I wasn't able to make an entry about it here, but my cousin died of heart complications arising from a heatstroke 2 weeks ago. His son called the house and my cousin and I went to the hospital (which was just 5 minutes away) just some hours after he died.

The body was on a gurney, parked behind a divider to keep it away from view from the people in the lobby. While we waited for the funeral people to take the body away, I... managed to take 3 pictures of my cousin's dead body.

Yes, it's weirding me out up until now. I'm typing this here because I transferred phone pics to the computer and saw those pictures again.

Why did I take those pictures? I... don't know. I just knew that I had to? I took them surreptitiously, of course, some 3-4 paces away from the body. I could have taken more, I actually wanted one shot of my cousin's face, but I didn't want to touch the sheet that covered him.


We buried him just this past Sunday. I volunteered to document the whole thing via video cam. I'm like that with family events and gatherings, I always want to be the one behind the camera, the one documenting the event. So maybe that was also an act of documentation on my part as well.


Date: 2009-04-10 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your nib... ♥

Date: 2009-04-10 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
C-series nibs are loooooooove :3

hypnotic skitty XD

Date: 2009-04-10 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
<3 Your handwriting here sort of looks like that Brush Flair font.

Date: 2009-04-10 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*looks up Brush Flair font* X3

... a v. v. messy version, perhaps XDDD

Date: 2009-04-10 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Such neat handwriting! And yay for the musicians. xD

Date: 2009-04-10 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
^^; I try. When I get used to that nib I'll definitely make it neater :3

Date: 2009-04-10 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also, hah... coping with life. That's what I'm trying to do right now. >>;

Date: 2009-04-10 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

It.. never lets up, doesn't it? .__. B-but we'll get through it!

Date: 2009-04-10 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2009-04-10 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice. Did you finally get that second fountain pen?

p.s. I'm currently obsessed and lusting after maki-e pens, so every time you write MAKIE on an entry I sigh mournfully.

pps. Condolences on your loss. ::hugs::

Date: 2009-04-10 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I haven't been to Recto yet .__. I hope to go sometime within this month.

Maki-e~ ♥ Oh, I forgot to ask you, how was the pen meet?

*hugs* Thank you. We weren't that close, but I saw him often enough, and I shall miss him...

Date: 2009-04-10 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Let me know when you plan to go if you need company. I've been meaning to go back for a while -- heard reports that there are Sheaffer desk sets to be had there if you look hard enough. XD

The pen meet was good, TONS of really gorgeous way-beyond-my-league pens and pretty inks, and the people were very nice. Though you do get the feeling that they've all known each other forever so it would have have more fun if you'd been there, too, I'm sure. ^_____^

Date: 2009-04-10 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Karenkaren always has such beautiful handwriting. D:

Please allow me to offer my sympathies for your loss. And also to mention that taking photographs of the dead isn't completely weird (at least, I don't think so) or out of left field, historically speaking. You documented the event, like you said.

Date: 2009-04-10 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
>_<; Well, I'm missing your handwriting. Clearly, I need to write to you soon-ish o/ (I still have your letter, of course ^^)

Daguerreotypes! ♥♥♥ Oh... those photos are so haunting .__. Thank you for linking me to these ♥

Date: 2009-04-10 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's one of my fave milk teas and they only sell it in AUSSIE and not SG ): and wao handwriting ;D


Karen. 28. Starting anew in here.