Archive for July, 2011

Magic: The Gathering (MTG) and Gashapon

Monday, 18 July, 2011

What are your collections? My boyfriend and I are into Magic: The Gathering (one of the popular trading card games) and Gashapon (anime figurines). These are just some of the cool stuff we’re collecting. While others are into Gundam models, challenge coins or post cards, we are addicted to booster hopping, or the so-called random booster trips. We pick random MTG packs from different magic shop we visit. Sometimes we get the best cards, sometimes the worst. But it’s really worth the fun. It’s like paying “excitement” of opening random packs. The hottest card that we have on-hand right now is Chandra, the Firebrand. I got one last M12 prerelease. I might try the Chandra Control deck so I need three more. MTG seller, anyone?

Chandra the Firebrand MTG

LF: 3X Chandra, the Firebrand

The Past Should Give Us Hope

Thursday, 14 July, 2011

When Yuto Sakurai suddenly disappeared, what was left to his fiancée was a pocket watch and not a Reeds diamond ring. He was supposed to marry Airi-san, Ryotaro’s older sister.

Unfortunately, Airi-san can no longer remember her past relationship with Yuto even when he appears back to the present scene as the same man, only a decade younger.

I’m talking about Kamen Rider Den-O series here. My favorite characters are Yuto Sakurai (Zeronos) and Ryotaro Nogami (Den-O).

Ryutaro rocks with four personalities (well, 5, including Sieg’s wing form). Possessed by four Imajins from time to time (Momotaros, Urataros, Kintaros, and Ryutaros), Ryotaro flies back to the past to save people and preserve the flow of time.

Kamen Rider Den-O review will be posted on my different blog. I’m totally loving it and just finished watching episode 26. We will also download the movie because the subtle advertisement within the series got us hooked. Traveling through time is really interesting!

Pocket Watch

Engraved: "The past should give us hope"

Random Quote:

The future is unknowable but the past should give us hope.

–Winston Churchill

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M12: Gonna Play Magic Again!

Friday, 8 July, 2011

I’ve got lots of goodies from New Phyrexia prereleases and I’m hoping to get more this coming M12 Prerelease. My boyfriend and I just bought tickets and preordered M12 box at Neutral Grounds, Greenhills.

M12 Booster Box

So excited to open booster packs!

I’m so excited to play magic again. The last time I played was FNM right afters NPH’s PR. How long has it been? Even if I wanted to play MTGO, I don’t know how it works so I have to content myself with actual games. I really need some play tests now especially that Nationals is fast approaching. Not that I’m playing on that event, I’m into Philippine Open only.

MTG is not a simple TCG. It’s a mind game. My boyfriend taught me how to play and I’d love to teach MTG to our future kids, too. 🙂

Maybe we could start with easy online educational games. Finding affordable and interesting ones is not an issue here since The Source sells kids games and I’m good with online shopping.

Marty’s Art: Luka Megurine

Wednesday, 6 July, 2011

This one really resembles her in real life! Kawaiiiiiiii to the nth level!

Luka Megurine Chibi

As cute as Marty! 🙂

Wow! She’s so talented!

Photo Credits: Mary Lou’s Facebook Page
(Her own artwork!)

Flowery Nail Art

Sunday, 3 July, 2011

Here’s my Batangas souvenir:

Nail Art 070311

Christmas Theme?

Kidding! Batangas is my hometown and I just had my nails done there last Friday. I think I would be a regular customer of Kristine’s Beauty Parlor. Kaycee, the manicurist was so kind, chummy and customer-oriented.

I can do nail arts on my own but that’s with the help of Konad stamping set. This flowery nail art used some kind of nail art pens that I’m not familiar with.