Archive for January 2010

turtle in purple soft focus *u* coz purple rhymes with turtle and reminds me of dhee’s revealing shift dress…

look what i found at my desk! a message on a post it on my little hp place card that’s stuck onto my station… from my pet turtle! wahaha. kung hindi mo poh makita, it says “amo!! =) IMU… *hugs* ang cute hehehe (arrow pointing to my picture) labs, tartol… meron pang drawing ng pagong.

dhee is ‘turtle’, isa sa mga pets ko… parang si miming lang. paki-check nalang po yung terminology kung mejo naguguluhan kayuuu. she’s one of the nicest people i’ve ever known… well, pumayag ka ba namang magpatawag na ‘pagong’ eh. lolz.

dhee is now with streeem. nihanap pa nya yung station ko! bakit pala turtle? di siya mukhang pagong, noh. mahiyain lang *ubo ubo* at gustong magtago parang pagong. anyways, IMU too dhee! powerhug powerhug! and thank you din, simple surprises like these really do come a long way… >^.^<

yun lang.

♥ melai


miming was going to divisoria to buy his blanks… para dun sa manyak shirts nya, bweeeh. so he invited me to tag along since i make shirts too, tapos kasama din si marv a.k.a. leadista candy killer kiss… mula ngayon yan na code name mo! wala kang choice!

at lagi naman, my trips with miming and friends are eventful… and we can call that day, sabi nila… the-day-i-pwned-them-all! nyahahaha. gaaaah! di ko naman sinasadya noh. here goes…

bago kami umalis, ginutom muna ako nung dalawa… si marv mas matagal pang maligo kesa saken. tapos halos nakapambahay lang kami ni miming eh siya niplantsa pa niya yung marvin the martian shirt nya. si miming, daming stop over. hahaha. oh well, can’t complain… i’m learning a lot from him about the shirt chervams industry. nagbus kami hanggang morayta, took the recto jeepney which goes to divisoria… tapos lakad lakad nalang kami from there.

divisoria still looks the same. madami pa ding nagtitinda ng kung ano ano. it was still humid, there were still weird smells, the jeepneys were still packed like sardines in the streets at madami pa ding chinese tao ke! hahahahaha! i actually knew the place… which was actually part of my first short film project nung college pa ako.

anyhoo… di ko alam, maybe from my lack of sleep or the food deprivation earlier that day, nung nasa tindahan na kami i actually declined buying kasi… meron pala akong alam na mas mura at malapit na tindahan! and miming and marv were like 0_0… and i was like “oh nooo” and they were like X(… waaaah!

i knew they were cool about it… but i felt bad right away. it might seem mababaw to some people pero importante sila para saken so it did not seem shallow to me at all… tapos the teasing started and it never ended. kahit nga ngayon eh… huhuhu.

melaikick, miming, and blue corner shirt

marv, melaikick, and blue corner shirt

the teasing continued hanggang pag-uwi… in my emotional and affective state, di ko na nakontrol and i effin cried in front of people (people i did not know…) stupid brain of mine. i ended up with swollen peepers for the rest of the day and the following day.

to make matters worse, i guess, sobrang pakiramdam ko na i was stupid and i made a really big mistake, i started choking …this was when i was home reflecting on what happened.

my asthma-anxiety attack… nilo to the reschuuu~!
>o melai
melaikick >gagging on bed
nilo >…la lang…

baka na overwhelm siya sa kalat ng bahay ko. (malinis na poh ulet. bweeeeh!) after a few (hmmm maybe a few more? wahehe…) minutes though he was patting my back… and game me medicine too! reminded me of my brothers. ahaha, good kuya. para pala sa mga tagabasa ko ng hindi taga si-bee-gi, nilo is one of the kuya cheer twos at kapitbahay ko din siya.

i was expecting the sermon the following day and i did get it… lolz. it’s hard for me to control my emotions… most especially the strong ones like sadness o iyakin lang siguro ako. bleeeh. on that day though, i did assume that my negative emotions reflected the way things really are… which was wrong. i’m just lucky i have friends who understand me but hopefully no more anx attacks from now on…

divi adventure was nice. divi adventure ulet? hehehe!

yun lang.

♥ melai

o hai! guys, our online custom and statement tee shop is finally… well, online! yey! binago ko yung design coz even if i wanted to… not everything’s supposed to be girly. hahaha. it has a jpop feel to it… not to mention that my models are partly japanese. on a side note, everyone is welcome to model for our shirts! pm nyo lang ako… add me up, my ym is amellehopia (oh don’t laugh… hmmm let me explain the story then in another post. bweeeh)

hetong kalerky photoshoot namin…

kala mo mga seryoso… yun pala… hahahahaha! the rest of the crazy outtakes are here.

i love them so much. mga hapon talaga, iba ang appeal. gaki and max… not only are they goodlooking but they’re really nice too.  although minsan akala nyo tulog sila. lolz. for my si-bee-gi readers, max is my officemate sa streeem pero nagwork din siya sa si-bee-gi philcoa. so there, you have your main models… so lucky ne? me haz two live maneki neko! miao miao!

pero para saan ang model kung walang stylist? i thought i would have to style them pero buti nalang dumating si snowie who has a knack of making people look … in this case, more beautiful. he did the photography too with gaki’s nikon d40 and natural light… good combo! ahihi! heto ang aming stylist…

styling the kitteh… more like trap the kitteh… ^^,  just kidding!

i really appreciate you guys helping me out for this project. salamat sa patience, for wearing my art, for enduring the heat… i’m looking forward to our next photoshoot, with all the n00bcakes.

at siyempre, please do visit our site… tapos bili ka na rin! hehehe. there are two hyperlinks here at melaikick, one at the tabs at the top part and the pages section on the sidebar or just go to

yun lang.

♥ melai

p. s.

yes, we do customize shirts.

i’m currently addicted to this japanese avatar dress up site… poupeegirl. it’s so adorable! the word ‘poupee’ is really french for ‘doll’… the japanese have this thing for the french …l’arc en ciel and remember those old school french themed animes? hahaha. anyway the site’s mostly in japanese. had to do a bit of trial and error… it’s like playing with paper dolls though you get better doll clothes and get to interact with lots of girls from all over…

moshi moshi!

that’s my poupee above… in a pink printed kimono. you buy the zouri, tabi, and other clothing for that matter separately. pero hindi naman totoong pera. the currency in poupeegirl are called ribbons, you get them from commenting on other poupee, posting clothes, logging in, and of course by dressing up your doll.

my poupee’s in a kimono right now since that’s what’s selling in the stores, sabi nila new year daw ang pinaka-importanteng holiday sa japan. the clothes shops in poupeegirl sell stuff and clothing just like any real clothing store… kumbaga, kung ano yung napapanahon or kung may events like halloween or even a celebrity event… lolz! i’ve seen some ken hirai stuff!

poupee town

poupee town is where you can interact with other players, pwede kang bumili ng damit and conversely, pwede ka ding magbenta ng damit… hehe. $_$ dito ka din pwedeng makipagdaldalan, magpicture picture, at magsumbong ng violators! hahaha! normal punishment in poupeegirl for any violation? eh di… your poupee will lose her clothes, you won’t be able to dress her up for a certain period of time… and she’d be nekked. amf… on the other hand, nice poupee girls get pretty clothes and items… there are some players who are really really nice…

language can’t stop you from making friends ^^,

this is from one of my first friends at poupeegirl… it reads “i can’t understand english but i’m happy to be friends with you.” she’s so sweet and gave me lots of ribbons however she did forward some messages which were all in japanese before realizing that i can’t read nihongo. hai… but this proves that friendship can overcome the language barrier. o ha!

my favorite dress

poupees do have their own personality… well, mine can play the violin. ahihi. meron nga naglalaro pa ng golf. lolz. hahaha, i super love this! sana pasyalan nyo yung poupee ko…  >^.^< yun oh! click click!

poupeegirl fashion brand community

yun lang.

♥ melai

pretty kv6 ladies … l to r … melaikick, maxxie, pretty anna, and mona

we all rocked out last january 9 for streeem’s annual party at sm north edsa’s skydome… everyone was fab. meh. i only had an hour of sleep thus the lazy outfit. hahaha. we were welcomed by photographers at the entrance and we did some camwhoring with the streeem wall as backdrop. the food was nice… may sushi, pasta, the whole shebang of kanin at ulam, and chocolate covered marshmallows! plus, they actually allowed beer!

nagperform yung streeem idol! *u* meron tayong streeem idol? hahaha! it was followed by screamo music performance by a streeem band… amf. sorry po, bago palang ako, di ko pa poh kayo kilala.  the team managers did their dances and the pretty site director sang too! she was rockin wid us, oh hyeah!

we were annoying roy… hahaha!

the bands who played were pedicab, sandwich, and kjwan… so eun, hindi ako masyadong nakikinig ng opm. i didn’t even know pedicab but their vocalist is cute. lolz. i really looked forward to sandwich coz miming once suggested buying their album.

sa bahay ko… with the n00bcakes
melaikick > (showing miming the silent sanctuary cd my dad bought me)
miming > uuuy, binili mo to?
melaikick > uu (went on to blab how i sneaked it into my dad’s shopping bag)
miming > try mo sandwich…
melaikick > (kompyus…) ha? ngayon na??? wala akong tinapay…
miming > ~_~ yung banda!
tawa tawa tawa tawa tawa…

i did like sandwich… so they were the ones who sang betamax and sugod. hahaha. fatawad, my itunes is overloaded with kpop. i especially liked their bassist coz she’s a girl! i think she’s nice too… nagcr kami ni max, the ladies room was locked… when it opened, it was her who came out and she smiled… eeeeeee! fangirl spaaaaz! hahaha. this reminds me of the saturdays we spent on n00b musicology… *u*

anyways, di ko na nakita yung kjwan because i transformed into cindermelai and went home before 12mn struck. i really had fun though… oh kv6, we rock, we rock, we rock on!

yun lang.

♥ melai


lemme talk about the project first before the inspiration… hehe. this is actually paper craft and typography at the same time. the font is called punched-out… and you can print and build 3d letters with it! made this with cardboard paper, pretty maped scissors, expensive (ehem ehem…) hp ink… and lots of love! placed this on the sidewalk by my building, took a snapshot then left… came back later, nandun pa din siya!

at baket awesome? una sa lahat, the font itself is awesome. just cut along the dotted lines tapos konting folding at glue and you have yourself some 3d pixel letters! thanks to the awesome font creator!

sikand, it was inspired by this comment from miming on my popteen post.

2009/12/13 at 3:22pm
lolz! the ozumness is jooooooo~!

and that comment only shows that i have awesome friends! my awesome n00bcakes. wahahaha! mahal ko talaga kayo…

nga pala, i made the letters a,w, e, s, and o with blue board paper while the letters m and e with red board paper… kasi, i wanted to emphasize the word ‘me’ so that awesome would mean i’m awesome… but i’m not pertaining to myself but to all of us. if you’re reading this now, then you’re awesome!

and finally, if you think life is awesome, then life is…

yun lang.

♥ melai

p. s.

awesome is going to be this month’s theme for my online shop, if there are no more issues with my models’ schedules then the photoshoot will take place this saturday and hopefully we’ll be online saturday next! …the word awesome totals to fifteen in this post (excluding the tags)! ahihi!

pure kitty evil genius shirt…

i remember a few weeks back, miming and i were chatting how he couldn’t do what i do, which was art… kasi masyado daw praktikal ang design ng utak nya. lo and behold, he’s made his first typography art! and of course… he’s selling it! nyahahahaha!

gumawa siya ng shirt with one of those memes… “will tease you beyond endurance…” the inspiration, from what i remember, ha… was one of those pokemon pictures from a memegenerator site. was that milftail? lolz. tapos, nagbabrowse na din siya sa (a really cool font resource) ! hahaha…

some of my outtakes…

“will tease you beyond endurance…” is pretty wholesome pa… wahahaha. ‘to tease’ is ‘to persistently annoy’ but it is also subliminal… in n00bcake connotations, this measures up to the standards of a manyak shirt. ahihi! oh by the way, ito pala yung shirt na pang girls! there’s a pedobear version for the boys. o diba? that’s pure kitty evil genius (and yes, i know my adjectives, tama yan…)

>^.^< the girly girl girl

i really like this shirt… color suits my skin, subtle hints of manyak (bweeehehehe!), nice typograhy, and created by my bestfriend! kaya naman ladies and manyaks, please get em shirts at hyeah! start the teasing!

melai diggs, you have no choice but to… X(

yun lang.

♥ melai

hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.