It has arrived!


Remember the post where I talked (subtly) about the second planner I ordered from FiledPH? Well, it arrived this afternoon! I'm so excited to be sharing another (yet again) planner I ordered from them, and with good reason too. I adore their planner style! To see my post about the 2014 planner, click: 2014.

Generally soooo excited to be using this!

It looks so adorable, doesn't it?! Really. I used my previous planner quite extensively, and no doubt, this will be just as used. Their freebies this time were really cute. One of them was this pen pouch which you can attach to the planner itself. Pretty handy, huh? (Of course, I got mine in PINK. Like, duh.)

One of the best parts about this was the fact that ordering online (between specified dates only) allowed for personalization of the planner. The doodler is Lei Melendres (Deviantart, Tumblr, Facebook, Behance), and I just have so much respect for this guy. He gave a talk about his art in school at last semester's Alternative Class Program (ACP) and though I couldn't get any of his giveaways, I made up for it with the planner. :3 Yay! My (nick)name's officially on my planner now!

This little guy! Just sooooo, soooo cute! He came with the planner and is a little, customizable magnetic bookmark. There were also stickers included, but I didn't take a picture of them (darn).

My 2015 has just become more exciting and wonderful. Grab yours now, guys! Head over to filedPH and get your planner. Let's make it an awesome 2015!


Darn. Just when I was starting to settle into a real vacation mode, school had to resume! Ugh.

The first day was a whirlwind. It was like waking up from a short, unstable slumber and immediately being tossed onto a small boat which could fall apart any moment. Seriously. We had a meeting right after too, and - wow - there's a LOT of stuff to do before the week ends. *Sob.

So here's what went down today. Firstly, I met the new, part-time teacher for our 2D animation class. To sum the whole initial reaction thing up:

  • He seemed friendly enough for us to feel at ease around him (maybe too much)
  • He asked us what we wanted him to teach (which probably isn't a bad thing 'cause we know what we want, right?)
  • He's taking his Master's Degree while teaching (maybe 'cause "idle hands do the devil's work" - Red 2)
  • He's taught before (so he prolly has enough experience)

  • He kept comparing our school's system to theirs
  • He was (a little) all over the place during his first talk with us
  • He didn't seem to understand why he was there and what he was hired to teach us
  • He clearly wasn't briefed properly by the DACA staff prior to our class
  • Just overall lack of energy

Okay, so he isn't the perfect teacher, but I still can't decide. I mean, it has only been one meeting. But still. Even though I understand how tired he must be from traveling (he said he just arrived from Baguio), he could've at least shown more mastery and more grip on the subject. As I implied, my initial reaction could change in the coming days.

Secondly, we had a meeting for this year's Ateneo Digital Arts and Animation Festival (ADAAF). I found myself regretting (yet again) being an officer, or the Event Committee Head to be more specific. SO. MUCH. WORK. TO. DO. I have a budget proposal deadline in Wednesday and I have completely no idea on how to go through it. Whoever thought it was a good idea to place me and "budgeting" in the same room?! (*Sob)
To make things more complicated, it's my good friend's birthday tomorrow and I don't know what to do. Sure, she hasn't asked me to organize her party, but it's a birthday nonetheless. You have to get gifts, you know? And I have nada ideas. Any suggestions?

Sigh. It never ends, does it? I can't even imagine how tired teachers are everyday. They have to talk and lecture and do paper work all the time. How exhausting. Well, students have it worse, I think.

One of the really awesome things about the past few days is that I had the chance to explore Garageband on my Mac a little more. I opened it last September but had no clue about what to do so I quit. I realize now how awful that choice was. As of today, I've created 5 sounds/music and have 2 WIP's. OMG. I am so amazed by this app. Apple did this one right.

It's not much, but it's a promising start.

I have a ton of projects in the works and I am excited to be creating my demo reel/showreel in a few weeks. I don't have any "cool", Pixar-worthy characters yet but all's going well. I just need great time management and things'll pass in a breeze. And then there's the Defense, but let's skip that cringe-worthy thought for now.