Fansigns From Luka Megurine

Obsessed me not! I’m just appreciating Marty’s coolness and beauty especially that I was starstruck when I first saw her as Luka Megurine. And this sweet dollie even made me happier with three lovely fansigns.

Fansign from Luka Megurine

Dolled up in pink!

The other two fan signs can be found at and! Spreading the good vibes and pinkness!

Beach Theme for Your Homes

Beach House Laminate Flooring

Bring the look and feel of the ocean to your home...

If you can’t go out this summer, then bring summer to your home! Seaside decors are on sale right now so you can really save while creating a beach-like atmosphere of your own. Decorate your home with a beach theme by starting with white washed laminate floors. This type of flooring is a fantastic choice to mimic a cape-cod, beachy atmosphere. The ambiance will definitely light and airy as if you’re strolling by the shore. Beach house-looking laminate flooring goes well with white, blue and gray and beige tones so mixing and matching it with seaside decorations will be easy. For a unique coastal, bleached floor look; go for oak shades with high gloss features.

The Pencil Project For A Brighter Future

We can measure statistics of children without the means of Basic Education, we can measure poverty, we can measure the rising crime rate, and we can even measure the cost of ignorance. But can we truly measure the potential of a child? By providing these children with the materials wherein they can continue to learn, we are offering them a brighter future.

- Dr. Rudy Sabater, HWH Director

Since the 1st day of this month, Hotelwithheart .com (HWH) in partnership with Dynamic Teen Company has been campaigning for HWH Pencil Project Signature which aims to provide pencils for the underprivileged children of DTC. The month-long campaign hopes to raise 10, 000 pencils for DTC by gathering signatures on the HWH Facebook Page. For every signup, HWH will donate one pencil to DTC to support “Kariton Klasrum Project”.

A single click from you can make a big difference! Here’s the link to get started:

The Pencil Project

You, too, can make small yet significant difference in other people's lives!

The Power of Pencil:
In the hands of artists, our minds are exposed to beauty.
In hands of inventors, our lives have been improved.
In the hands of writers, our souls are lifted to greater heights.

Share this for a cause!

Summer Solstice 2011

Have you seen the Google Doodle today?

Google Doodle - Summer : Manic Bunny and Bear by Takashi Murakami

Manic Bunny and Bear by Takashi Murakami

This is to officially announce the beginning of the summer solstice (kicks off at 1:16 P.M. ET, June 21) which is also the longest day of the year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. While in the Southern Hemisphere, the exact opposite is happening for the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year.

According to National Geographic, the summer solstice is a result of the Earth’s north-south axis being tilted 23.4 degrees relative to the sun, causing the sunlight to reach different regions of the planet.

As a result, at high noon on the first day of summer, the sun appears at its highest point in the sky—its most directly overhead position—in the Northern Hemisphere.

Solstice Is Longest Day of the Year—Not Hottest

On the summer solstice, the Northern Hemisphere receives more sunlight than on any other day of the year, but that doesn’t mean the first day of summer is also the hottest day of summer.

Earth’s oceans and atmosphere act like heat sinks, absorbing and reradiating the sun’s rays over time. So even though the planet is absorbing lots of sunlight on the summer solstice, it takes several weeks to release it. As a result, the hottest days of summer usually occur in July or August.

With this rare occurrence and interesting phenomenon, sometimes I wish I’m an astronomer like Robert Howell. Does the University of Wyoming offers bachelor degree online?

Anyway, there are different traditions and beliefs associated with the solstices and equinoxes. But in our modern society, solstice celebrations are no longer that significant. There are only few who keeps the tradition alive and they are mostly guided by the ancient culture. This is how the University of Arizona’s Holbrook puts it: “Paying attention to the solstices is a way of teaching mathematics, celestial mechanics and astronomy and culture and history.”

Toycon 2011, Angry Bird and a Double Date

It was another Saturday at the mall. This time, my boyfriend and I met up with his toy-addict cousin at SM Megamall. A planned double date? I guess so. I met his cousin’s girlfriend for the first time. Kath’s a nice girl like me. Batangueña, too!

But prior to that, me, my boyfriend and Nailo (my DSLR) enjoyed with the eye candies at Megatrade Hall. The event? Toycon 2011! I gave full credit to my boyfriend for bringing Nailo with us. It was already 7PM and there were lots of cosplayers outside the event venue. They were everywhere at the 5th floor of SM Megamall. Such a feast! I took that opportunity to take shots. I’m not a pro so bear with me if I’m relying on the predefined SLR modes.

My favorite cosplayer: Mary Lou Tinonas. I was brave enough to hand her my calling card and pen as I asked for her name and the character she’s cosplaying. I love animes but I’m not an animaniac, so it was my first time to get acquainted with Luka Megurine.

Luka Megurine

Luka Megurine

With her facial features, at first I thought she was Alodia Gosengfiao.

Another kawaii girl spotted, one of the Domo Girls:

Domo Girl

Kawaii Domo Girl

More photos here: (click to enlarge)

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Anime Cosplay Toycon 2011
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While taking photos, I also bumped into my ex-officemates namely Jim and Irman. I wasn’t actually feeling well that day but the surge of excitement made me forget about it.

Finally, the ‘other’ couple showed up from Blenz cafe and we had dinner at The Kebab Factory. Raven’s birthday treat! SWEET!

I’m featuring this fresh lemonade because ordering it was an epic. Epic, fail? No. In fact, I wanted to commend ‘that’ waiter for being customer-oriented. Check out the restaurant review here.

Fresh Lemonade - The Kebab Factory

Fresh Lemonade - The Kebab Factory

After dinner, the guys planned to check out Toycon 2011 but it was too late. No more tickets, closing time! Sad. I even requested them to take pictures for me! But his cousin managed to buy some goodies after bribing the gate watcher. Kidding.  Anyway, he was there earlier and he got his wrist stamped. (Entrance ticket was P100 and I couldn’t help it but giggle with the freebie – 20% discount @ Eurotel.) Lol.  Okay, time to wear those beanie hats!

Starbucks was jump-packed with coffee lovers and bystanders alike. We headed to Starbucks, Trinoma instead. And it’s where the angry bird got seriously mad! Madly inlove with me, I guess.

Angry Bird and Me

Angry Bird and Me

Laugh trip with the angry bird:

Angry Bird

Angry Bird yelled, "Don't look!"

Angry Bird Starbucks

Angry Bird spotted Stabucks frappe

Angry Bird

Getting closer...

Angry Bird Starbucks


I forgot what time we left Trinoma. They still wanted to play at Timezone but it was already closed. RedBox was also nearby but we just decided to go home. All I can say is that, his advance birthday celebration was a blast. Such a lonnggg but fulfilling day. Cake and beers to follow.


Double Date

Double Date: From The Kebab Factory to Starbucks