Audio Equipment T_T

I am seriously in need of decent audio equipment for my video logs.

Mainly because everytime I try to make V-Log, it ends up being choppy or noisy as hell… like my ukulele video

There’s so much static in my background, and you can’t really hear my voice while I’m singing (not that you’d want to anyway).

So I’m thinking, what kind of gear do I need to make decent YouTube videos? I definately need a decent microphone obviously, probably some exceptional Pop Filters at musician’s friend to filter out some of the noise. A decent webcam too, and probably a much faster working computer.

Wow, that’s a lot of stuff to get. ~_~

So yeah, maybe I should hold off in making YouTube videos for a while. I need to get my stuff working decently before I do any new videos.


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Singing Lessons?

And so the everlasting search to find my purpose in life (and something to fill my time as a single woman) has caused me to become confused again.

I am seriously… SERIOUSLY… thinking of taking singing lessons.


My voice sucks. Big time. It sucks so bad that when I sing, it rains. How’s that for nasty.

But I still want to do it. I don’t know if my voice will get any better, or if it’ll suck even more. I just want to learn how sing. It doesn’t have to be anything professional, maybe just enough not to embarrass myself during a karaoke night with my friends, or at least sound pleasant when I speak. I want to be able to sing “Suteki Da Ne” from the Final Fantasy X soundtrack without running out of breath or breaking my voice.

Hmm… if I remember correctly, learning how to sing properly was in my Bucket List (or my 45-things-to-do-before-I-die list). Where is that thing anyway? I need to update that…

So… VOICE LESSONS! What do you guys think? XD

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Dogs and Citrus?

Watching this makes me curious. Do all dogs react like this when they’re tasting any citrus fruit?

My nephew has a new toy poodle. Maybe I should try this on her? XD

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Caffeine Excess…?

All this obsession over Mass Effect is making me feel like I’ve had too much coffee in my system.

Either that, or I am just excited.

Maybe I should lay off on my old buddy, wilbur curtis here. *pats coffee maker beside me*

It’s just that it’s been WAAAAYYYY too long since I’ve played decent video games. The last game I played was Final Fantasy XII, and it didn’t catch my fancy that I ended up doing Okami on my old PS2.

I’m really hopeful I can buy an Xbox 360 (even though I know the Xbox 720 is under it’s testing phases now). And yes, I still prefer the Xbox over the PS3 simply because of Dance Central. XD

Ugh… this is driving me nuts. There’s so many great games on the Xbox, and the only thing I’ve ever played on it is my friend’s Dance Central 3 game. T_T


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Bag Obsession

I think I am totally obsessed with bags.

Sometimes I feel like the bag I have isn’t the right one for me. T_T

I have TONS of bags right now, and still I keep buying more! Sheesh. I don’t know why, maybe because the bag I have doesn’t seem to have the right pockets and size and fabric.

Since I walk around a lot, I wanted my bag to be water-proof (so my stuff won’t get wet even in the rain), with lots of pockets, and still a little roomy. I also don’t like backpacks and bags with short straps.

I’m looking down at my bag right now, and even though it has some decent pockets and it’s water-resistant… I feel like it’s not that roomy. ~_~”

Of maybe I’m just paranoid again.

Maybe I should consider buying mens leather briefcase

But then again, they don’t have decent straps…


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I’m a Cowboy Baby! (Or Not) ~_~


So our office is having a cowboy themed Christmas party soon.

And I. Am. Panicking.


Nah, just kidding. I’ve already got one.

Problem is, it’s still getting sewn. It’s going to take a while before I can get it and try it on so I can see the finished product. I’m afraid that the color combination I planned would suck.

But the good thing is, even if I don’t wear it to the Christmas party, I can still wear it at a cosplay event. I haven’t gone to a Cosplay convention without a costume, and it kinda sucks since I want to do it so badly.

It took me a while to figure out my costume, because I can’t really find a costume my size. And it’s actually pretty daunting, since if I can’t get a decent plus-sized cowboy costume, how much more when I have to find plus size bridal gowns? ( not that I’m expecting to be married soon XD).

Anyway, I did sketch what my costume would look like before I had it sewn, so hopefully the color combination would look good. I always sketch my costumes before I make them (like the two bellydance costumes I made, but are now locked in my room ~_~), so it should turn out fine.

I just hope that my dressmaker is able to finish it in time. I still have a lot of things to work out with that costume. T_T


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Gary Jules’ Mad World

Sometimes, I regret the fact that I didn’t learn to play the piano.

I’ve been listening to this song on my headphones for almost three days. It’s very addicting for me actually.

But I want to play it somehow, and I can’t exactly play this on the ukulele. I tried on my uke last night, but it sounded off. It’s not as haunting for one, plus the really happy sound of the ukulele kind of makes it… I don’t know… it seems kinda wrong. It’s just too bad that I didn’t persevere in my musical education when I was younger. I was really more into art and drawing rather than music. I love listening to music, but when it comes to artistic talents, I think I’m much better at literary composition and drawing.

Although the original of the songs performed by Tears for Fears was upbeat and all, I kind of like this version more. It’s more haunting, but saddening.

Sheesh. The stupidity I did during my youth. Maybe if I had been more patient, I would’ve become a piano enthusiast.

Ah well. I’ll stick with my ukulele.

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AKA Zenkx Brush with Death.

Well, not really.

Anyway, one of the fricking outlets in my room is broken. And I was thinking about fixing it myself, but it turns out I am not a very good electrician.

But I am a good conductor of electricity. Damn it.

I tried connecting an extension cord to an old outlet in my room, which was flooded over during Typhoon Ketsana. It didn’t have a cover anymore (which probably mean’s I’m going to have to replace it with new switch covers), but I thought that it would be fine as long as I didn’t touch it.

As it turned out I did.

With the smallest tip of my finger.

And my life flashed before my eyes.

It wasn’t a very bad life. It was pretty good actually. Sure, I had bad times, but all in all it was filled with laughter and tears and everything. Like a normal, fulfilling life ought to be. I saw my parents’ faces, heard my sister’s snorting laughter, and my brother’s low chuckle.

And a milli-second later, it was over. Turns out that my body tensed from the shock and I was able to pull away from that outlet to hell.

And I am never touching that sucker again. ~_~

I’ve covered it with some paper and tape. I am hoping my dad comes soon so he can have a look at it and I can finally plug in my speakers, but for the meantime, I am SO NOT going to touch that thing.

This goes as a lesson for all those who think they know what they’re doing when they don’t have a clue what goes behind the mechanics of a certain thing.

DO NOT DO IT. There are professionals that can do whatever you want to do for you. Whether it’s fixing a broken outlet, or fixing a sink, or kicking somebody’s ass (MMA Fighters FTW), call on them to fix it for you, or at the very least, teach you to fix it.

As for me, I’m going to go look for a comb. That momentary electrocution made my hair stand up on end. ~_~

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Oh my poor face T_T

Oh my poor, poor skin. T_T

My face totally got fried by the sun during our outing last Saturday. This is what I get for not wearing Hats during the summer season.

Don’t get me wrong. I am naturally dark. I’m a typical Filipino color of “kayumanggi” (or brown), so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

But my shade right now… it’s doesn’t look good. My neck is a different shade compared to my face now. And it’s annoying since I wear make-up to work. I’m pretty sure my foundation is not going to match again.

Argh. Time to bring out all of my mother’s glutathione products… at least until my neck’s skin tone matches my face again.

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Early Morning Wake-Up Ukulele?

Is it so wrong of me to wish I could do something like this on my wood daybed frame at 5am in the morning? XD

Anyway, My Ukulele Obsession would’ve has reached new heights if I would want to play ukulele at such an early time. Every one in my house is still sleeping, and I’m probably going to wake everyone up if I do this.

I’m really beginning to enjoy playing the ukulele… it’s actually shocking since I’ve never really been so obsessed about something like this.

Don’t get me wrong. I still suck a little… I can’t sing for the life of me. And I just found out that there’s a strumming technique I can’t do (huhuhu T_T). But as far as being a beginner, I think I’m doing pretty good. Especially now that I’ve bought a decent beginner’s ukulele. Which I will tell you about some other time. XD

Not to mention I’ve just found someone here in Manila who sells D’Addario Ukulele strings! Whooot!

*So yeah… this is probably one of the reasons why I haven’t been blogging lately. My brand-spanking-new ukulele sounds positively AWESOME with D’Addario strings XD*

Hmm… maybe I’ll do this kind of early morning ukulele when I’m alone at home sometime. XD

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