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    Trixia Salonga

    Hi! I'm Trixia and welcome to my slice of life. I'm not your average blogger, I'm a hybrid of multi-dimensional shoujo, a rare breed of legal loli and a unique original producer of ideas and inspiration. My path goes on the other side of the road which is less traveled, where thrill and excitement rests. This blog holds my inner thoughts, experiences, opinions and out-of-the-ordinary theories which I keep as a journal of my life's highlights. Contact me at reshadaseamaiden@gmail.com for collaboration



    This year I wanted to make a change and I decided to plan it very early as in to the literal start of the year. A dream or a goal board is my answer to organize an inspirational visual plan. Keeping a goal and rewarding self is one of the essential part of my life, once I have a clear path of what I wanted to do and achieve it, the feeling of fulfillment echoes, maybe when I look back at my retirement days and smile upon it. My goals I've kept on my dream Board are minimalistic as four pictures, in it, I will already be reminded of what are the list of plans I want to attain in the span of a year. The pictures by the way are only references I took from the internet, they're not mine.


    1. A picture of a bed with pastel tone sheets.

    It's not much different from what I am using today, since I use the pastel pink conforter on my bed, white pillows, but I'd like to add a bit of pastel gray color scheme this time. I'm adding them to my windows, I will be sewing them if I didn't find a suitable one for me. The interiors can't be seen there but I've also used this picture to remind me of my latest interior craze for contemporary style, meaw liked low lying bed, so I feel japanese style suits it. Check the picture of attachment for inspiration.
    I am planning to paint the walls gray. The room is just too bright that I could not sleep if I am on graveyard shift. Lastly, the project on the floor seems left behind, I'd like to push in to deadline this year.

    Why am I prioritizing the bed?

    I spend like most time there,  I even wrote this while lying down at bed, yeah so I spend most activities there I'd rather make it my place of sanctuary. We we're hesitant to get a platform bed since I use the space sometimes for my studio, but I found a good place to set-up my studio, so I think thats not going to be a problem anymore.

    2. Cute anime girl in pink hair

    This drawing will remind me of many things, my fashion goals, my cosplay goals, my hair goals and my creative manga goals.
    It's probably not new to you how much I love pastels and kawaii clothes, so I plan to make more and make cute cosplays too. Oh, my hair goals, actually, I have to fulfill my collaborations for hair that takes years already. I must finish them now, I am sponsored with not only for hair coloring but also for maintenance and treatment, but since I don't do the maintenance, my hair is in trouble, I can't spoil anymore time, I need to finish it now and follow the maintenance. Sheesh.



    3. A Pilipinas stamp

    Yes, I found that I must focus more on my travel niche part of my blog and vlog.Although the stamp is usually used for delivering mail, but nowadays its used as a good adornment for travel journals. So, its the perfect symbol of my travel goals.

     I have been waiting to and could not fulfill them since I am preoccupied with many things, this year though I'll be a traveler, not a tourist. I'll slowly learn the culture and appreciate the beauty on my own time. I will not be there to just snap a selfie on that place but be able to truly connect with its history or beauty.


    4. Do epic shit

    Yes, with all of these combined I have to keep in mind that with everything I do, I must do it with quality. If speed is a must, I should master both quality and speed.

    This year I vow to do another epic, its been 3-4 years since my last epic work has launched, it's time to make another and there's no stopping, just fulfilling.


    . Monday, December 31, 2018 .

    Dream Board 2019

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    . Monday, December 31, 2018 .



    This year I wanted to make a change and I decided to plan it very early as in to the literal start of the year. A dream or a goal board is my answer to organize an inspirational visual plan. Keeping a goal and rewarding self is one of the essential part of my life, once I have a clear path of what I wanted to do and achieve it, the feeling of fulfillment echoes, maybe when I look back at my retirement days and smile upon it. My goals I've kept on my dream Board are minimalistic as four pictures, in it, I will already be reminded of what are the list of plans I want to attain in the span of a year. The pictures by the way are only references I took from the internet, they're not mine.


    1. A picture of a bed with pastel tone sheets.

    It's not much different from what I am using today, since I use the pastel pink conforter on my bed, white pillows, but I'd like to add a bit of pastel gray color scheme this time. I'm adding them to my windows, I will be sewing them if I didn't find a suitable one for me. The interiors can't be seen there but I've also used this picture to remind me of my latest interior craze for contemporary style, meaw liked low lying bed, so I feel japanese style suits it. Check the picture of attachment for inspiration.
    I am planning to paint the walls gray. The room is just too bright that I could not sleep if I am on graveyard shift. Lastly, the project on the floor seems left behind, I'd like to push in to deadline this year.

    Why am I prioritizing the bed?

    I spend like most time there,  I even wrote this while lying down at bed, yeah so I spend most activities there I'd rather make it my place of sanctuary. We we're hesitant to get a platform bed since I use the space sometimes for my studio, but I found a good place to set-up my studio, so I think thats not going to be a problem anymore.

    2. Cute anime girl in pink hair

    This drawing will remind me of many things, my fashion goals, my cosplay goals, my hair goals and my creative manga goals.
    It's probably not new to you how much I love pastels and kawaii clothes, so I plan to make more and make cute cosplays too. Oh, my hair goals, actually, I have to fulfill my collaborations for hair that takes years already. I must finish them now, I am sponsored with not only for hair coloring but also for maintenance and treatment, but since I don't do the maintenance, my hair is in trouble, I can't spoil anymore time, I need to finish it now and follow the maintenance. Sheesh.



    3. A Pilipinas stamp

    Yes, I found that I must focus more on my travel niche part of my blog and vlog.Although the stamp is usually used for delivering mail, but nowadays its used as a good adornment for travel journals. So, its the perfect symbol of my travel goals.

     I have been waiting to and could not fulfill them since I am preoccupied with many things, this year though I'll be a traveler, not a tourist. I'll slowly learn the culture and appreciate the beauty on my own time. I will not be there to just snap a selfie on that place but be able to truly connect with its history or beauty.


    4. Do epic shit

    Yes, with all of these combined I have to keep in mind that with everything I do, I must do it with quality. If speed is a must, I should master both quality and speed.

    This year I vow to do another epic, its been 3-4 years since my last epic work has launched, it's time to make another and there's no stopping, just fulfilling.


    . Sunday, December 16, 2018 .


    They're at it again. The connection became sluggish and the system moves on its own with unexplained errors. They're definitely at it again. This scenario is the same, whenever hackers try to do what they're good at 'hack'. Mostly they would have my browser's activities and desk activities, then from my searches at most, they would have a new trendsetting ideas. It's not new to me, they've been doing this, the best part is that they would garner credits and profit from it. I follow several creators, like Auraqualic to name a few, and being original does have what they call the greatest flattery of all 'copycat' but the heartaches the creators feel when the creations they made are used against them is shattering.

    A few months back, I made geek radio. I made it because I've seen creator's heart crushed by these people. I wanted the radio to serve as inspiration to ignite that passion that these people had put out. I know the feeling and now I've felt it more than ever. I wish that this reached out to the creators feeling the same and is battling it out. We're he're and we feel the same.

    I dont credit this as mine, but my searches about an 'ear cuff and tondo' has been on my history years and months back. It is a good trendsetting keywords that I saw became a world winner. People may have a hard time believing especially for some small time blogger like me to say it, but it happens. I teared upon watching one earrings designer had told her story of her very own copycat. She had a hard time coping up with it and it almost feels like you lost a part of your life with it. I usually shrug this off, but this time I could no longer ignore. There are only few creators in this world and their dreams are being crushed, only a few understand the value of creators and many misunderstood them. 

    My very own idol, I looked up to has lied low. She's been through a lot when she became a sensation, to the point it shattered her life, but all she did was just to share her masterpieces on her page, yet the world became cruel to her and now they no longer speak of her name moreover curse her for the monstrosity of her works of art. Because of this I never see her share her works freely anymore, which I wish and adore so much, she inspires me and even when I reach out to her to encourage her, the pain she felt had affected her, how I miss her usually carefree works and now its gone.

    I am angered by these people a lot, not only were they only taking and crediting themselves but they even kill the original creators dreams. I asked one co-creator of mine, how they're able to make it through this a double edge curse and blessing, and I feel that there really is no solution nor remedy with this, yet as long as you're breathing, you can always try to fulfill your dreams. This is not new news, like chanel said ' if you want to be original, get ready to be copied'

    Its inevitable, but just keep on moving forward, the most important of all is you fulfill them, doesnt matter if they even get greater credits from it, what matters is that your dreams are fulfilled because thats some accomplishment you can take with you in next eternal life.

    Always remember,

    Look at your path, it doesn't matter if they follow you. You lead it. Enjoy the moment and never sway.

    . Saturday, December 15, 2018 .



    Cool cold season finally hit Q.C and It's a bit late than expected, a few days ago I was a busy bee for doing cosplay and I'm happy the weather was cold because I didn't sweat like a pig trying on the costumes, I still had to turn the air con for a while when I had to shift back to a warmer costume. My inspirations always hit me during cold season, maybe because since the temperature invites a great thinking atmosphere. I would often wonder what I will prioritize, maybe read a book? Study a new program? Make a new manga? Do cosplay crafting? There's so much I want to do and I'm going to get sad if the cold season gets over quickly. I looked over my closet and noticed that every wear ready are for summer. Well, it's always summer in the Philippines that's why, but I wonder it would ve be nice to wear my fashion coats, yet I feel very shy to wear them, many people would probably stare that I wear it.
    It's not custom in the Philippines to wear a coat, a cardigan is fine but not coats, and here I am with a collection of coats catching dust in my closet, I wear them on special formal occasions instead. This december, I really have the urge to wear them but I might not be able to.

    Last year's countdown to Christmas was my busiest time when we had joined numerous blogging gigs and parties. It was a downpour of blessings, but this year, its definitely a surprise in having cosplays as demand, wherein it was last year's november demand. I am quite confused but I feel that it wasnt so bad as it might be a great preparation for next year and I'm excited!

    Lately, I've been selling and purging several items on my closet. I do this yearly when I can but I am hands down, gave up to a lot of stuff in my closet I can't purge them all. I might be spending a few more months to do it.

    I have this craze of watching people do their journals and listening to cute cafe music, i usually pair it with my favorite hot tea or choco and this makes me feel calm, warm, satisfied and happy. What surprise was when I tried ovaltine cookies, i found in a shelf alone in supermarket and was astonished with the sweet taste.


    The news had said that COD is open again, COD means Christmas on display, its a moving mannequin situated near Araneta Center and it bought the best Childhood memories of Filipino child back then. I wanted to go there, bring my mom, but I figure out that she might have a hard time to go because of the crowd and traffic, she is after all not in good shape due to age, but how I wish to relieve the past of visiting there with her.

    It's been quiet in the neighborhood, our dogs and hedgehog had gone hibernation and I feel that I might go on hibernation too as the chilly weather is inviting for a whole day at bed. There isn't much to think about since we have loads of ham for the festive season coming from giveaways and mom just questioningly bought more which we don't understand why. I would be looking forward to having a hot coco on our tea sets soon. Mom is the real deal lolita, since she was a young girl, she would be dressing in one cute lolita dresses and her collection of tea sets are too many to count, her tradition to use them for Christmas became unique 'Christmas feel', I would be dressed in lolita but I keep it simple so its easy to move around. I'm happy that we're able to be together, last two years ago I was stuck at work since the whole team are assigned to spend the christmas and new year, we were unlucky at that time, but the next years I prefer to spend it with mom, I want to treasure each holiday with her even when she's grumpy all the time.

    Speaking of grumpy, my hedgie, ero might get a bath soon but he doesnt seem to want one as he entered the hibernation mode.

    I am overjoyed with the latest addition to my kitchen collection and what's more is that I got them in a bargain price of only P10.00 each. I took all of whats on the shelf, we're planning to do a feast this holiday.


    Speaking of which, I found this page preciousplastics on facebook and I am very much happy that a way to recycle plastics to make new products are on now on the market, they have all the instructions if you want to build a machine. I wish we can partake in this soon.

    My binge on watching serene korean simple life videos made me want their 'cafe' like interiors. It's not far from what we have at home but needs a bit of touch and it has potential. 
    . Wednesday, December 12, 2018 .



    When my blog is still a toddler, I've made a vow to myself that the very first sponsored experience of dining in an unlimited Yakiniku restaurant will be given a gift of my appreciation.

    That gift is to complete a look in traditional Japanese fashion, a kimono. The dream finally came true, although we made a few modifications to the kimono, such as made the lower part shorter so it'll be easier to mobilize.


    Believe it or not I am also wearing sneakers for extra comfort. For my hair though it's my DIY ponytail that suppose to be in uploaded soon in my you tube page and my favorite gold ribbon.


    And finally, all dreams came true for last December 3, 2018 Tuesday at Sct. Fernandez Tomas Morato, we visited Yoshi Meatsu branch and had a once- in a lifetime experience on a korean japanese unlimited restaurant.


    We proceeded upstairs and you'll be able to see a huge display of Japanese snacks or katana displays.

    Food on table:

    G1- G2 Sliced beef Yakiniku, G3 Spicy Beef Yakiniku, R4 Lettuce, G4 Sliced US fatty beef Yakiniku, H1 Herbed Pork


    The staff kindly prepared the table for us and we were given seats upstairs, the restaurant has welcoming warmth feel and air is filled with grilled meat all over, it is not smoky which I thought will, but because of the installed individual exhaust which seems to suck in all the smoke emanating from the charcoal grill.

    I love how the staff laid out the table setting of Stainless steel chopsticks and rectangular plates, then sauce servings per side, makes it easy to access everything you need.

    On my floral white and blue modified kimono, I've joined in the 2pm servings of Tempura, Grade 1-2 Yakiniku at first.




    It was drenching hot outside so I started with the glass bottle of chilled apple tea, the sourness and apple flavor slides on my throat, and did I just mentioned the aesthetic glass it comes, each bottle costs P138.00 and its a treat to take it home for a eco-friendly totally stylish swap to plastic bottles. Although, the bottles are not part of the unlimited deal and sold separately, I would have a pretty cool reason to go back here.

    Since it was my first time, I am blessed to the fullest in being company with non other than foodie specialist of bvloggers.com, he introduced to me how I do a good sequence and to the best combinations of the food.

    The price is 2 Plates at a time
    Promo Price P549
    Leftover fee 899

    We added Sakana Tofu, light and Tofu~
    Wiener Sausage

    Chicken liver

    The juicy yakiniku meat just melts in my palate, there were three sauce to pair them with but I avoided the spicy one, can't have that due to my stomach condition, if you've read my medical blog you'll know what I mean. I thought everything was going to be spicy, my fear and anxiety of trying always gets on the way, but my bestfriend, on our small talks l, reassured me that I should try one and I will have a choice not to have the spicy sauce.

    Korean and Japanese Sochu
    I had a sip of both korean and japanese Sochu and my whole body felt really warm on just first sip which I regret since I am wearing triple linens.

    Herbed Steak
    Herbed steak being cooked as to per my request of "well done", took me one challenging bite but it was worth it, the thickness of the meat will not disappoint if you're looking to find something that would satisfy your hunger.

    Japanese treats such as california maki is included on the side. Yum Yum! Both the bland rice and a bit of sour salty stuffing rubbles in my mouth delightfully.

    Striking a pose while the meat sizzles, table top grilling does give you a lot of bonding time with your family, friends or special someone, its the perfect sit, chill and eat experience on staying updated with them and with toast of drinks, this is a great way to reward and celebrate for a job well done.

    The best treat is the cheese, their grill has special side where you can place the cheese and let it grill too, the salty taste and savoury meat combined makes delectable palate experience.


    On the table Cheese Roll, Kyuri salad, Kani Salad. We were also served Miso soup at the end.
    Miso Soup
    The miso soup is my very first try, people tell me that it tastes sour like sinigang, its none like sinigang for me, theres only faint sourness, its aromatic but never overpowering.

    Meeting new friends and sharing the bountiful meal is ❤. We met with Mr. Ross and other bloggers and interviewed Ms. Ella, thankfully welcomed us warmly on this day.

    At the time of our grill, amazingly caught my attention is when they played anime music videos such as the Hunter X Hunter, you guys know how I'm a big fan of this anime. Of course, my love for kpop and kdramas will always be there too, I got all excited and hyped up to blog because of the songs.

    I went to peak downstairs at the serving area and saw their rows and columns of prepared dishes picked up to be served. I wanted to lend a hand to serve. Hehehehe

    The cashier is right beside this serving station and welcomes you once door is opened.

    Facilities such as a small comfort room and wash area are located on the 2nd floor. So, if you need to hold your lettuce, you don't need to worry, they have good soap, hehehe

    If you'll need to order more, there's a touch screen in every table where you may order them.


    The staff are going up and the stairs all the time, so if you need something they are there to assist.

    We had such an amazing time and we made videos for a quick round up, which you may check on my you tube page once uploaded.

    I had fun with sir Ross on making a short video in Japanese language although my voice isnt too audible due to the noise in the background. You may see some videos available in his facebook wazzup pilipinas page. I laughed when I saw my self on some videos and pictures. seemingly trying to focus on engulfing meat hehehe.

    I haven't tried their premium offers yet, but I can see from their menu that it'll be worth it, when you get to dine it, maybe try their premium deals to see the difference.


    . Sunday, November 25, 2018 .


    Joining the headgear contest

    I've made a decision to join in this year's headgear competition, a digital art contest that where I can share the characters headgear design, I've worked on my preliminary submission work which took me for at least 2 hours to finish. I know I lack in speed but I decided to join in and have fun.


    Antler girl for preliminary round of headgear competition at Ragnarok

    After submission, I received a confirmation two days before the contest and I was happy that I'd get to join a brand new competition in my life. The only time I competed for my art was back at school and I admit that I dont have much confidence in my work. I was encouraged to join as a special person told me that its time for me to harness the skills and awaken this sleeping talent I forced to put to sleep.

    All I know is that I would be using a Huion tablet which I havent tried and I am anxious what program they'll let us use.

    The day before, there was an email confirmation that I'll also attend as media and I felt the pressure seep into me.


    The day of the event



    We've arrived at the venue early in at around 9 or 10, we were led to a special entrance for media. The staff assisted us with all the questions especially when they got confused that I was also looking for the booth of headgear competition. It wasnt my first time to get inside the skydome, the last time I was inside, i was at talentadong pinoy show, this time the whole venue was given life with the picturesque castle stone pavillion and walls.

    stage at ragnafest 2018
    Cosplayer photbooth at ragnafest 2018
    A stage was set-up and a small stylish area for guests and players to seat in front with snacks has been set-up. Booths are located on the sides.









    headgear competition area

    huion booth at ragnafest 2018

    It didn't take very long, we started out very early after the orientation at 11 am, I signed up for one hour early slot and took it, its only 45 mins draw for all sides and I could feel that its going to be difficult to get a good line highlight for my
    work, so I made a sketch.
    The best thing is that they let us have references, I took mine with one of the sketches I had a few days back.









    Entry for Ragnarok Ragnafest 2018 headgear competition

    I didnt finish the lining and color, as I thought, it took me sometime to get acquianted with the tablet or photoshop, this has become my weakness as I am not trained to make vectors with that program, added to my lack of speed practice. Someone noticed one of the competitors tablet didnt work, it wasnt the program, so they changed it and took 5 minutes from him. Oh dear, and I was on thinking of buying a unit from them, this did have a point of realization that maybe durability might become an issue in the future, and thats the top priority I always look for.

    A Swinging Brunch


    tambayan ni pedro at sm north edsa
    After the contest, we went out to have out branch, I was looking forward to eat unli-rice at mang inasal but boy, all seats are taken! We saw an attractive swing dining set up called tambayan ni Pedro and the menu is similar with mang inasal, so we tried it out. The chicken I had was crispy, slightly burnt sides but didnt affect the juicy taste. Their oil was savory when drenched to my rice however, my companion, a food critic told me that each flavor was too strong for him that there was no harmony on them anymore, he noticed I stopped and didn't finish on my second rice which is odd because I always do, he said thats its probably terminated my appetite. For me, it was good and seating on a swing in the middle of the mall added to comfort and amusement, although I was annoyed with the kid on my back trying to bang the swing all the time since each swing is cramped up. Overall, it was a good experience and we had great conversation.


    Program start

    The time we went back, we were expecting that the program had moved on to its schedule, but we were surprised that it hasn't started yet, the schedule had a difference of around 3 hours. It started with a joyful playing of drums by Batangas drummers and their dances, bring me games which had a few accidents to cosplay part.

    That small drama

    Ms. Myrtle at Ragnafest 2018
    The start of the cosplay though, we noticed that there seem to be something odd with the movement of the organizers and they remove the set up of the middle mini sala and modified it, it seemed that a certain group of individuals had set comfy to sit in and ate the snacks provided for myrtle, the intl guests and players, so they decided to remove the grass walls and only placed one long sofa infront, eventually these group of people went home, when all was clear, the cosplay competition started and Myrtle was able to finally have a seat in-front.


    The organizers had everything all set up at the very start, the mini sala was meant for her to stay there and comment on the game throughout the program, but since this group of people had occupied the seats, it was only the time of judging that she came out.

    I might check this on shelves later at stores...

    When I got thirsty, I went to check the booth of natures spring, I tried their testers and I thought Id get a normal water, I was surprised it tasted like apple juice, it made me reminisce how I relied on apple juices when i was trying to remedy my soda dependency when I was a child, and with the one I took, I guess its less effort to mix apple juice powder anymore. It satisfied and quenched my thirst on just a shot glass amount, I might look for it in the shelves when i get by at store.

    Winners...
    There were donuts on the other side and a picture booth with the cute cosplay girls which I shyly didn't pose with. Around 7 pm, they announced the winners of the headgear and cosplay competition, I didn't win any place this time but I loved the new experience and feeling I had the time I was in the competition, it felt like having a national exam to set an adrenaline rush and thoroughly activating my artistic sense, it was totally worth it! I'll just work on my pace and learn more about vector art in Photoshop so I'll be able to deliver a better graphics next time.


    The difference with former events...

    After the announcement, we packed our bags and went home. I was surprised that the game program lasted for more than the time when I fell asleep at around 2 am onwards, but my companion told me that it usually does last that long, even before. I also checked the facebook post voting at their page, I forgot that they also need the likes from audience at around 20% to choose the winner of the artworks. My companion told me that the rules are way better than before because it the voting system was done before through cosplay and judged onsite by audiences, meaning, you could bring your very own army to vote for you, which is a total dismay or disadvantage especially to those that do not have the support onsite, he even stressed that he was in disappointment before since he saw an incredible craftmanship and play execution from a cosplayer but since the voting had played a huge part of the judging, he didn't win. He stressed that headgear competition back then wasn't digital but made with real materials that was only judged onsite as well, he said that it's better that they placed in the voting system to this side of the contest. The cosplay competition's judging was done fair as when the winners was announced, a brief explanation of their win was given and it we all agreed with the outcome, a congratulations for the winners!

    A sobing child

    While, I was on my way home, I sulk with my companion as to how I've become dormant with my artistic dreams and blamed it mostly with adulting life that I certainly cannot remove, but after a day of endless whining I've halted and moved on, because the challenge for this dreamy artistic session has just started and it's continuing in my life moving forward, I felt relieved and excited that it doesn't have to end. Plus, someone want's to buy me the most expensive Huion tablet just to cheer me up, oh, if you are reading this, thank you. I'd gladly appreciate and accept the cheer, hehehe.


    Appreciation

    So, that is overall my first time experience attending Ragnafest, It was totally memorable, the drama, emotions and memories that I felt along from this event I will cherish and add to lifetime smiling memory album on my amygdala.

    Thank you very much for the most warm welcome Ragnafest staff and all those that made a successful memorable evening before the month of Christmas.


    Vlog:


    . Friday, November 23, 2018 .

    I'll be attending tomorrow's event as both media and contender. See you guys tomorrow and a happy competition tomorrow :) Sooo excited... wiii



    Here is the press release:



    November 24, 2018 – Quezon City, Philippines - Ragnarok Online players from all over the Philippines gather in the SM North EDSA Skydome to attend Ragnafest 2018, a whole-day celebration of everything that is Ragnarok Online. Players are able to enjoy a full day of games, amazing prizes, and intense competition, culminating with the much-awaited finals of the Ragnarok Philippine Championships, or RPC. As the day goes on, players can win more prizes and merchandise, such as Ragnarok Online shirts, Angeling plush toys, and of course, in-game rewards. “Ragnafest 2018 is the biggest event we’ve had in the Philippines so far. We think that such dedicated players deserve a fun event like this! We’re all looking forward to bigger things to come in the years ahead, especially since Electronics Extreme is coming to the Philippines,” said Tun Santianuchit of Electronics Extreme. Ragnarok Online was the game that started the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game craze in the Philippines. Launched in 2002, Ragnarok Online, or RO as the players called it, was the first game of its kind in the country, and became a phenomenon. The game had a run of more than a decade before closing its servers in 2015. When the game was relaunched in 2017 under Thai award-winning publisher Electronics Extreme, Filipino fans once again logged in and dusted off their armor. Players and fans once again made it a craze, and the game was shared with all ages, from millenials, young professionals, and to those families who want to relive their adventures. Ragnarok Online continues to be a phenomenon to this day, and will continue to be in the hearts of the Filipino gamers for years to come.

    . Tuesday, November 13, 2018 .

    Hello.


    It's been a while and the last time you've probably seen me is through my last posts on my profile timeline, I wonder if you've noticed that lately I became a guest to a game show which I feel is a birthday present. This was months ago that I'm talking to you about, but I feel that I should share with you a different side of the adventure.

    The question was who has the longest hair which runs past the waistline. The contestant was able to choose 2 correct answers by choosing the other girl choices and on the very last option, confusion set in and the contestant chose the wrong girl which set the bomb to go off. Don't worry, it was just like a powder bomb. Turns out, if contestant chose me as the right answer, he would have won.

    On the backstage, you can already hear the voices of people including the seniors who shout their bets, I believe the contestant has faith with them, they were right on the first two, but why would they go wrong with the last choice, which was me.

    The choices and audience meet on the same spot, they saw us all even I on my long hair, but how did it get to the point that they don't recognize that I was with the long golden hair even taking lots of selfies with them.

    That is what I wanted to talk to you guys about.

    The one thing that you'd check most is the thickness of the bun, if you'll see mine, it has been binded well that you thought it won't get past my waistline. It was only flattened with flat iron and binded normally, but how'd that happen that the audience nor contestant did not even choose me?

    When I was summoned, it was sudden that I only have the night to prepare. I came rushing in to a nearby drugstore and bought hot oil, I thought this might be needed so as to help with the easy hair fix, I didn't know this did a good job. After I applied and air dried hair it became so soft and straight, but there's one thing I noticed, I got less hair than I had before. Yes, I would like to tell you that my hair hasn't been in the best condition these months. I am to blame. I am scheduled to undergo repair treatments since my last collaboration months ago and I did not go. I completely ignored my hair, I figured out how engrossed I was with my new streaming career that I never wanted to go anywhere. If I have another side of me, she'd probably hit my head with a fan. I feel guilty. Unlike my first bleaching treatment, I was diligent to go with the repair treatments and I suffer the consequences. Hell, did I not even pick up the free repair shampoos, thats the extent.

    When he did not choose me, I reflected on my past actions. It wasn't the first time that I became engrossed to what I love doing but I feel that this has became a blessing in that it made me realize to take good care of myself even more. Yet still, here I am writing up my guilt but I only made little effort with the repair treatments which should've been consistent.

    By the way, the video for the game show is also on my youtube page, you may check it out, type reshadaseamaiden and it's named SIMPLE BLESSINGS.

    Not only did I have the opportunity to prove to you guys that I am a breathing human being, but I myself had hit a hard realization. When I was young, which please don't ask about my age, I never did care about my health at all, I always recover immediately anyway but it is true that if you continously neglect it will eventually take toll on you and before you know it, it's difficult or impossible to bring back optimum health.

    Lately, I've been hanging out with younger individuals and most of them are in more stress than youths before, both mentally and physically. They usually push themselves to the breaking point. I've had moments like those when I was younger and the same age, but I can observe that it's has gotten a lot worse with today's youth pressure.

    I've been away for a while though, soon I might even be thinking of getting further looking into a good self-meditation in a fresher environment, but with the months that gone by, it cleared my mind, better organized both thoughts and things around me, made sound decisions and finally taking care of myself.

    I may be as quiet as the wind but I slash though.

    Creativity is on the highest peak and efficiency stabilized. I can feel better control of my actions and sound mind. I am loving the peacefulness I feel nowadays.

    I only wish I can meet with some of my busy bee friends for a cup of tea. I miss them, they are far away and although technology helps a lot with communication, nothing beats with meeting them in person.

    How about you, would you choose me as your right answer?
    . Wednesday, October 24, 2018 .

    Philippines, 17 October 2018 – Exciting line-ups of the best Japanese drama and variety show is coming this October, brought to you by GEM. Start your month full of smiles with Kazunari Ninomiya’s witty comments on NINOSAN. Fall in love together wih Akira and Kosei on Weakest Beast. Join in tricky investigations with cop and robber duo on Cops’n Robbers. At the end of the month, relax and sit back with TOKYO alien BROS. and get to know kawaii Japanese culture through Way Too Kawaii!

    Weakest Beast


     Starring Yui Aragaki as Akira Shinkai and Ryuhei Matsuda as Kosei Nemoto, Weakest Beast is written by Akiko Nogi. Weakest Beast is the 4th drama in which Aragaki and Akiko Nogi work together.

    Weakest Beast follows the story of Akira Shinkai and Kosei Nemoto. Despite being loved by everyone, perfect-girl Akira Shinkai wants to break free from her painstakingly-maintained image and be her true self. She meets a street-smart ladies’ man, Kosei Nemoto, at a craft beer bar where working adults gather to unwind. As charming as he appears to be, he trusts no one and is cynical about everything.

    Despite having an extensive filmography with a wide range of roles, Matsuda has less TV drama works, especially in romance genre. “I believe everyone has an unseen side of him and the portrayals of that side of him vary from person to person. Be it distinctive or vague, I hope to portray them in a style that is unique to Nemoto,” said Matsuda, who is best known for his role as a part of Japanese gangster in the sequel of The Raid, called Berandal.

    Ryuhei Matsuda also shared his hope for the role that he plays on the drama, “This role is going to be fun and I am looking forward to it. It would be great if there were twists to the fabric of relationships between men and women. I hope to portray the role of Kosei Nemoto based on my intuitive feelings of the character; a character that will speak whatever that comes to his mind,” said Matsuda.

    Finally collaborating again after 11 years, Aragaki shared her experience in working together with Matsuda, “It has been 11 years since Matsuda and I last starred together in a movie; I am elated to work with him again and it is a treasured opportunity for me. Back then, I was still a high school kid. This time, I will do my best to showcase a different set of acting skills and not to be a burden to him,” said Aragaki.

    An original love comedy that delves into topics on the realities of adults, such as how one lives in society with concealed emotions, Weakest Beast follows the romantic journey of two complete strangers, who are never brutally honest and guard their hearts. Can they finally follow their instincts and let their feelings lead the way?
    Weakest Beast airs every Saturday at 7.30PM, same week as Japan.

    Below is the interview:

    Weakest Beast Every Sat, 7.30PM (6.30PM JKT/BKK).

    Same Week as Japan

    Starring: Yui Aragaki, Ryuhei Matsuda and Kei Tanaka.

     Q 1: Please tell us about your role in the drama. Yui Aragaki:

    My role, Akira, is a capable woman at work and has a boyfriend. While everything seems to be going smoothly, she's been tiring herself out from being too considerate. When she is working hard on something, she is always smiling. Even when she wants to convey something to people, she does it with a smile in order not to spoil the atmosphere. I think it is important to portray that, so I intentionally pull up my lips for a bigger smile.

     Ryuhei Matsuda: My character, Kosei Nemoto, has a sharp tongue. While the characters that the other cast members portray cannot express themselves genuinely, my character, Kosei, is one who speaks his mind. I pay attention to bring out his aggressive personality in my portrayal of Kosei.

    Q 2: How is the atmosphere like on set? Yui Aragaki: The director does not rehearse much. Even for the actual shoot, it was more or less done in just one take and we just keep going with the flow. It felt like the story unfolded quickly. But if there is something in particular that he wants to shoot, then the pace would slow down, and we will take things step by step. It was rather strange.

     Ryuhei Matsuda: There are not too many rules and it is very enjoyable to work on the set.

    Q 3: How do you feel about working with each other again after 11 years?

    Yui Aragaki: As compared to the past, we have more topics to talk about now and I find it enjoyable. Ryuhei Matsuda: She was 18 when we first met. I was only in my early twenties, so we were both very young. I cannot recall what we talked about, but I feel that I have grown up.

    Yui Aragaki: Indeed. Both have us have grown up. Ryuhei Matsuda: Aragaki-san is really mature.

     Q 4: This is the 4th time that you are working on a drama scripted by Akiko Nogi. How do you feel about it and what are you looking forward to?

    Yui Aragaki: I trust her a lot. I was very excited from when I was offered the role and looking forward to the shoot. I was able to start the shoot feeling very assured. I am grateful to be able to work with her on so many occasions.

     Q 5: This is your (Ryuhei Matsuda) first lead role in a drama series with Nippon TV. What are your thoughts about it? Ryuhei Matsuda: I'll do my best (makes a pose)!

     Q 6: What advice do you have for people who cannot express their true self? Yui Aragaki: Probably just "please watch the drama." Ryuhei Matsuda: (laughs) The answers are in the drama. Yui Aragaki: You are right! Ryuhei Matsuda: They might be able to relate. Yui Aragaki & Ryuhei Matsuda: And use them as references. Yui Aragaki: And feel encouraged and be understood … I think people who are struggling with expressing themselves and having a hard time could possibly find something that they can relate to. By watching how the characters meet and how they progress, we hope the audiences will feel better after watching the drama.

    Ryuhei Matsuda: Just as what Aragaki-san said, be it work or relationship, there are people who cannot express themselves or do not understand their feelings or clueless about what they really need - this is a story about a helpless group of people. I think everyone would probably have experienced something similar. The actors in this drama play different characters. I hope the audiences can find themselves in these characters and enjoy the drama.

     NINOSAN


    Featuring Kazunari Ninomiya of ARASHI, the 2nd best-selling boyband in Asia under Johnny & Associates, NINOSAN first premiered on Nippon TV in April 2013. NINOSAN started as a short ‘experimental’ program, with Nino working with different directors to produce different segments every week.

    Despite having starred in numerous television drama, movie and stage productions, hosting NINOSAN was Nino’s first time to be the sole MC of a program. Nino will bring you through different topics with his witty comments. The everchanging themes, guests, and sets are the true unique appeal of the show that keeps the programme feels refreshing and new. Call it a talk show, a quiz show, a game show, an animal act or even a food programme, NINOSAN has everything under the house!
    NINOSAN airs every Friday at 8.30PM.

     Cops’n Robbers


    Novice detective, Tsutomu Madarame, is assigned to the Third Investigative Unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department that investigates thefts. Unenthusiastic Tsutomu loses his motivation for his job in the face of the police organization's logic and reality. One day, he meets the legendary master thief, Kemuri Garasu (Smoky Crow), who leaves no traces and whom no one has ever seen. For some reason, Kemuri meddles with Madarame at every opportunity and even helps him solve cases. Watch how this extremely unlikely ‘cop and robber’ duo work together!
    Cops’n Robbers premieres on October 17, every Wednesday at 9PM, same week as Japan.

     Way Too Kawaii!


    Why would anyone debate over denier tights, animal print trends and even types of fluffy pancakes with heaps of whipped cream? The ace of a large publishing company, Yoshitaka Niimi, is unexpectedly transferred from a literary editorial department to Pipin, a Harajuku-style fashion magazine. A resentful Niimi soon realizes that the job is not simple and superficial after witnessing the professionalism of the various hardworking people who create kawaii culture. He decides to be professional about his work and begins to understand the passion that fuels the job and its people!
    Way Too Kawaii! Premieres on October 22, every Monday at 9.00PM, same week as Japan.




    TOKYO alien BROS.
    In year 2020, a creature from outer space appears before white-haired university student, Fuyunosuke. Realizing that this creature is his brother, he names him Natsutaro, to fit into his surroundings of Tokyo. The alien brothers are on a surveillance mission to find out if their species could survive on another planet. While on Earth, the brothers must learn about humans and the only way is to interact with them. What will the alien brothers discover in Tokyo?
     TOKYO alien BROS. premieres on October 22, every Monday at 9.35PM.

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