Saturday, August 17, 2013

I'm Japanese

I know this might very well be the worst way to start off a post but I've just finished two seasons of an anime and me oh my, the feels. 

OH MY GOSH IT'S 5AM.
Well anyhow, just earlier, I marched straight into my brother's room to hopefully let out my wails of intense agitation; it's not even finished yet. Today, I have finally come to understand the enigma that is 'fan girl'-ness. It's the feels, I tell you. THEY COMPEL YOU SO.

In other news, I have found my new favorite cold thing to have. C:

Them popsicles.♥ I haven't really tried anything other than the strawberry flavor but it's probably the best strawberry ice cream I've ever had. AND IT'S ON A STICK. :D Which makes it all the better. :3

I was folding boxes yesterday and as I searched for tutorials I discovered that, to my dismay, my favorite method to do it is just not as popular as I thought it was. ((: It was frustrating to go through numerous tutorials on how I'd rather not fold a box. I thought maybe you guys might want to know about my origami box preferences. :D I hope this turns out to be a little more interesting than how I just made it sound. ((:


Even though I do consider the good ol' original origami box to be the most appealing of the bunch of easy box tutorials I've come across, it's not the easiest. I don't appreciate it that you have to begin with a square sheet of paper either. That just means more work. I mean, you could try working with a regular sheet of paper but it's not going to look as nice.


Look at that. Who in the right mind would subject themselves to this kind of torture? LOLJK. But it's this part right here that I absolutely abhor. You'll know what I mean once you try to make one. I still need to use glue to hold it all together and that just adds to the inconvenience of it.


Now, the rectangular box is the more versatile of the two; you don't necessarily have to start with a square sheet. It's much easier in comparison, you don't need glue and it even has a nice trim. I ought to be content, right? Sure, but look at gap. Look at that gaping gap. I don't know about you folks, but that sets my teeth on edge. No.

One fine day, as I as scouring through the very depths of the internet, I stumbled upon Snapguide and, by George, it was gloooooorious. ((: Allow me to deviate a bit.

Snapguide is one of the very few things that make me wish I had an Apple product. It is what the name suggests: a collection of guides that have snapshots to show each step. I, for one, think that Snapguide is beautiful and it kind of sucks that the only platform it supports is iOS. But hey, if you're an Apple user and you just so happen to like DIY as well, go check it out. :D

Anyway, it was on Snapguide that I found this awesome Make a Paper Box guide that teaches you how to fold boxes like this. :D No glue and, since it doesn't require a square sheet, no cutting needed. No fuss. :D Absolute genius, I say. Plus, it really does look decent.


I was a little frantic cause I had completely forgotten the website and it took me a good while to finally find it again. The site wouldn't even load the first few times and boy, did that make me panic. As soon as it did load, I made my own guide with screenshots of it. You know, just in case.


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What I love about it is that it's simple enough for me to fold tissue with. I would go to coffee shops and, before I start working on a drawing, I'd fold tissue into a box for my pencil shavings. It's amazing. More people know about this. ((:

I guess I'll stop here.
If you like origami, why not try making a bow? :D
And if you're up for it, here's a lovely alternative simple origami box design.
I think it looks gorgeous.

Toodles!
And have a blessed Saturday. ♥

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Waiting

Waiting on love is much easier said than done, isn't it?
I found songs that have helped me stay patient and I just wanted to share them.






And of course, there are books! :D
'Saving My First Kiss: Why I'm Keeping Confetti in My Closet' by Lisa Velthouse
'Ten Commandments for Choosing God's Best' by Leah Marasigan Darwin
'Wait For Me: Rediscovering the Joy of Purity in Romance' by Rebecca St. James
'Lady in Waiting: Becoming God’s Best While Waiting for Mr. Right' by Jackie Kendall and Debby Jones

Stay hopeful and enjoy the wait.
Rest assured, the one for you is waiting on you too. ♥

"Promise me, O women of Jerusalem,
by the gazelles and wild deer,
not to awaken love until the time is right."

Song of Songs 2:7

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Scribble Scribble

Yesterday, I got a pen tablet and since then, I've been drawing. C: I never really finish any of them.






Saturday, January 12, 2013

Belated Happy New Year!

My to-do list runs long. I have listed neither 'write a blog post' nor 'watch The Big Bang Theory' but, sadly, with my absolute inability to conform to anything that comes close to a routine, I'm doing exactly what I didn't set out to do today. Oh, the untamed rebel teen spirit.


I'm being all sorts of unproductive. Hahaha.

Hello there, fellow cockatoos.
First of all, Belated Happy New Year! :D

I have successfully put together a series of DIY projects I want to do. I have started on a number of them; most of which I have left unfinished. I've been trying to work on them one project at a time.

Last year, late November, I began work on my 'cloud mobiles'. It was then when I made a solemn oath to myself that unless I prevail in both making and setting up these cloud mobiles, I will not blog.

It's the 12th of January, 2013 and I still have only one of the intended three cloud mobiles kept in storage since December, just hanging pretty in my closet. Due to this, I have missed out on blogging about one too many events.

Forget it, lol.
I'll finish it when I finish it but I'll keep writing.

As of this very moment, I don't even know where I ought to start so I guess I shall put it all off yet another day. Yes, I have a chronic procrastination problem. I should look into it and I will. Perhaps. Eventually. Haha.

I badly want to read Paulo Coelho's 'By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept' but all the bookstores I went to were out. In lieu, I bought books on sale. I'm now on 'Haunted' by Chuck Palahniuk. It's gross. I wanted to read it solely because Palahniuk had also written 'Fight Club' but I should've paid a little more attention to its content.

I guess it could be considered an interesting read but I can't say I'm all too crazy about it.

This is rubbish, I know. Haha.
I have things to say, pictures to show, but I really should start ticking off stuff from my to-do list for today.
Till the mood to blog strikes again!~ C:

I came across a real good skit on New Year's. It's an embodiment of my prayer for this year and, probably, for all my life. I just wanted to finish this post off with it to share the message I was and am still so deeply touched by.

I am God's original masterpiece.
We all are.



Happy New Year! (: