Thursday, 6 June 2013

So Long, Farewell

We've had fun over here at 365 days of Being Silly but now has come the time to move on. 
I don't know, I just feel like I'm at a new chapter of my life and want a change.

I will still be blogging though (and hopefully more frequently)

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

P.S. I Love Me

I remember a couple of years ago I did a little Valentine's doodle and didn't do another since so about 3 hours ago (as my flat mates headed out) I decided to draw something for today ^^

 I wonder what would happen if they played cupid... @__@

The bigger version is available [HERE] please look (especially full view) for smaller details 
I don't know why but as soon as I decided I wanted to do a Valentine's Day drawing I just knew I wanted to draw Tamaki and Sebastian - maybe they're subconsciously my dream dates for today since I won't be spending today with a special someone (my boyfriend isn't visiting until the weekend) BUT...that doesn't mean I'm spending Valentine's Day alone! I'm heading out for a friend's birthday do and it's just as nice although not in the exact same way of course ^^

Remember, Valentine's Day isn't just for couples.  Why not dedicate today for some self love?

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

Monday, 4 February 2013

That's Not My Name...

Ever get frustrated when someone can't pronounce your name right?
Yeah, we're in the same boat. I have friends on my course who nearly always hear their name pronounced incorrectly by a tutor and at those times I am glad I was given an English name.

By legal and official terms, my name is not Rachel. It was just the English name given to me since birth for convenience (thank god too!). My only 'official' name is my Chinese name - 黃麗妍 (pinyin: Wong Lai Yin). Funnily enough, no one uses it. Even my Grandad calls me Rachel (with an Engrish accent).
Since no one uses my Chinese name (my REAL name) does it not make it seem pointless? Since Rachel in't actually my name part of me is tempted to omit it and use my Chinese name.
However...that is where the trauma would begin. I've had various people try to say my name with great failure. When pronounced properly it sounds soft and flowing but when people try to say it and the tone is all wrong, to me it sounds brash and vulgar and it really puts me off using it ><
So when remembering talks about Deed Poll, I thought that I would LOVE to change my name to something that CAN be pronounced (at least better anyway) because then I could use my 'real' name and wouldn't get so frustrated (especially when people are convinced that they can say it right if I keep repeating it to them @___@).
Just imagine that moment the vicar pronounces your name wrong when you get married! *cringe and dies* that would totally suck right? 
Well much to my explanation my mother said no so me and my sister came up with the only possible solution: make sure I have a Cantonese speaking vicar when I get married. Fabulous. 

Monday, 28 January 2013

I Wanna Be On Top ~

I was browsing through my DeviantART messages one day and came across a journal post by zemotion - Chinese photographer Zhang Jingna where there was a link to the episode of Asia's Next Top Model where she was the photographer for one of the challenges

And after that I fell in love and started watching it from the beginning. The funny thing is that I used to watch America's Next Top Model with my cousin years ago and I never liked it. I used to get super bored but right now I am hooked! 
Watching this now really makes me wish I was doing photography of some sort and made me realise how much I miss taking nice photos.
(I've not done a shoot of any sorts since my Alice in Wonderland shoot back in A Level)

Photos from my shoot 'Alice, Alice'

Now back to Asia's Next Top Model, everyone always has a favourite wen it comes to shows like this so who do I want to win?
Well I really like Kate and Stephanie - they are both so adorable!


But as annoying and sometimes unlikable as she can be, I LOVE Helena!

I can sense my flatmate throwing things at me ^^'

What can I say? She  just takes such good photographs! She knows what she's doing (most of the time anyway) and has a lot of variety to work with!

And she has such nice eyes!! Photo from her Facebook portfolio.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

January. A New Year, A New You?

Ah it's been so long!
Firstly I'd like to wish everyone a happy new year! I hope you all had a good Christmas too!

I'm sorry to have not posted in so long - I've been so busy with uni (and am sad to say that I feel that all the work I do isn't appreciated at all. ;___;)
I'm not really one for making new years resolutions but this year I do aspire to be more motivated and to be able to do more of the things I enjoy like drawing for myself and sewing. I also bought Twinkie Chan's book before Christmas so I would like to get round to making one of those crochet babies! ^^

So how much I managed to achieve so far? 
Well I was commissioned to make a skirt so I got a bit of practice making a half elasticated skirt. O added interfacing thins time to give the front a better shape.

And in terms of drawing I started a collection of Lolita chibis and finished my sweet lolita

The full size image can be found here >

I've also seen a lot of photos lately of people's lolita wardrobes so maybe mine will be coming up next! (If you're interested of course)