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velvetdiary
08 March 2014 @ 01:30 am
Yeah, I know I am evil.. so what? ;P hahaha. I asked my brother to make use of the berries we bought and of course it had to be a yummy-ass tart. <3 I really love tarts actually and will be hounding him to teach me how to make them soon. Anyway, it has been a very long time since I last posted here. I don't know why I stopped... Oh, wait I do. Anyway, I had to go through a lot of crap in my life and things are starting to sort itself out again I guess. T..T'' So I disappeared for some time. Anyway, I don't know why the heck I am blogging here when I should be sleeping already. I guess I'll go when I'm done posting here. Haha yeah I've always got my priorities in check. T-T''

I fell in love with repro Licca again but I been holding myself back as I really shouldn't be spending so much. I want a dark-haired Licca and that bright yellow one on the website but because of the price hike I am really reluctant. I am really regretting it so bad that I just didn't buy them all at one time. I think customs would have raised their eyebrows if they saw how much the customs value was for tiny ass dolls, hahaha. I still think it's hilarious when non-collectors react when they are told how much these little things actually cost. It's really hard to stay on top of things though and get the best prices as they take forever to do releases. In any case, since it was like a big anniversary for Licca I don't think they'll be releasing this much dolls with so many different colors for a while. I think I'll just suck it up and just get the ones I want and get more later when the opportunity arises. I don't wanna force myself to get the ones I am kinda having 2nd thoughts on. I'm only annoyed that I end up paying a lot more just because I didn't get them all at once. I think I was really surprised at how much cuter they were in real. I really underestimated them. I been looking around for shoes and outfits but it's so hard, sob.

I need to up my game tomorrow and try to snag a PlasticFashion dress. It was starting to annoy me so much when I couldn't get one for 3 days now. They sell out within a couple of minutes of being listed. It's ridiculous! The pattern is exactly the same for each dress, just that she mixes up the prints so they all end up looking different anyway. My goal is to get 2 of them at least. Good luck getting 1 I should say even, huhu.
 
 
velvetdiary
20 September 2013 @ 12:21 am
that I haven't really been playing with my dolls at all anymore and I still look at them even to this day. I think my need to do the same things that I have been doing for years doesn't stop so easily. I still check up on the same people from time to time too. People who I used to care about a lot but no longer talk to. I feel like such a stalker sometimes. I know it feels strange that no matter how angry I was at them back then, every time I see their page and know they are doing fine - it makes me happy and a bit sad at the same time knowing that I am no longer a part of their life. I also know full well that these people don't really give a shit about me any more and probably don't even remember how I look like or my real name. The list of these people seem to grow steadily throughout the years. I know all things don't last but why does it only begin to "matter" the most when I know it is fading away? It's not that I didn't realize they were important to me, but more like I always just seem to know this feeling all too well and that the gravity of the situation seems to get heavier and heavier.

Sometimes, I sort of hope they remember me and feel the same way as I am feeling but I know it is too much to ask and I know that I honestly don't have the self confidence to believe that they ever looked at my relationship with them the same way as I have. I always just assume that I am on this one-sided feeling all this time. I know though that at one point I just gave up on them too. I'm only human after all. I am much too emotional to be able to carry heartaches like this very well.

Lately, I found myself less and less interested to meet new people and to make new friends. I've just gradually started assuming that I am no longer worth people's effort or time. What was left of my self-confidence is just almost non-existent now. I know this is something I need to fix before anything starts to happen in my life. I know I need to start believing again and I need to learn endurance. I need all the luck I can get to meet the right people next time around. Maybe if I keep going, maybe things will start turning around again.
 
 
Current Mood: Melancholic
Current Music: La Roux - Bulletproof
 
 
velvetdiary

While her feedback page may seem all great and positive, most of them are actually from buyers so do not be fooled. I just had the worst time dealing with this person and if you can help it, don't sell to this person. I sold a Hasekura Tsunenaga head which included Worldwide EMS shipping from the USA as well as pp fees which was originally 5% but reduced to 2.9% and she still had many things to complain about. If she didn't like it being sent by EMS - ASK NICELY. If she didn't want to pay PP fees - DON'T BUY FROM ME. If she thought the price of the head was too high - BUY FROM SOMEONE ELSE. Because of her, I now have a problem transaction thread in DoA over things she honestly cannot even fault me for. Please check this thread : http://www.denofangels.com/forums/showthread.php?589994-Problem-Transaction-between-SugarCoatedStars-and-nurie-RESOLVED

Please note I did not create that thread. Rather, the mods moved it from our Feedbacks page to Problem transactions as they wanted to keep record of it and they also assured me that I have not done any bad transactional behavior on my part. Please also note that the feedback I gave her wasn't even neutral or negative. I only wanted to state a bit of what happened so it could serve as a warning to others but she decided to go crazy and escalate it to another level and told me I was blowing things out of proportions. She is full of irony and loves to lie.

I have copy pasted all our conversations in Private Messages so that I will have proof before she decides to do something else again.

Read our Private MessagesCollapse )

 
 
Current Mood: Insanely annoyed
 
 
velvetdiary
27 May 2013 @ 10:28 pm
Aurgh. For some reason I thought my appointment today was super early so I forced myself to wake up with only 5~6 hours of sleep. I'm pretty much dead at the moment. I guess I will sleep soon. I wanted to bake something but I was too "floaty" to bake anything. I reached my goal of eating less today finally. After 4 days I finally reached it. Hopefully I will do even better tomorrow. Too much carbs today though even if I only ate little bits of it. I made sure to really exaggerate the calorie count since it was "refined" sugar/starch. I have to avoid it as I feel really dead without much protein.

I dressed up Solace today and she looks sooo beautiful. I put Winter up for sale. I think I may reshell her someday. I really like her and the character she could have been. I guess I don't like the blank stare after some time. I don't know when I will complete Kun as it seems like it takes quite some time now to complete a doll. I have 3 though and I really like them a lot. >_< My boy is still not done but I'm pretty sure he will stick.

AH and I finally glued his leg together, not that it matters much really since his head is still off for make-up. @o@ The head was pretty pale so with a sealant and such it would become even paler. The difference would probably be very similar to Solace. =v=''

I hope my passport thing can be processed soon. I am getting really antsy and I want it done so I can go to Australia with Adam...

Sometimes, I am scared that everything I have been doing will amount to nothing. I always put so much effort but I never seem to be going anywhere. Anyway, I'll keep practicing and during that time I will try to sell & give it away as well. Thank goodness a Costco is opening in Ringwood. I imagine it would be immense help for someone trying to start up a small business.
 
 
Current Music: Utada Hikaru - Sakura Nagashi
 
 
velvetdiary
26 May 2013 @ 10:54 am
Hi.  
There's been many ups and downs the last few days. One piece of good news is that my boy's leg is going to be replaced. The seller (original owner) has managed to convince Switch to send over a leg part. We had to pay of course because of the situation which is acceptable. The seller offered to pay half of the leg cost & shipping to send it to me. She said Switch will be sending it over soon, etc. though I don't think it's going to be as fast as she thinks. It is probably going to take a couple of months. It's probably been over a week or probably even close to 2 since I even opened my boy's box even though I already bought the super glue some time ago. It hurts to see the broken leg but I think I have gotten over it pretty much and will be gluing him back together today (hopefully).

I've still got a lot of things to do before I leave for Australia. I still need to send my stuff overseas, get my passport and bake as much as I can over here to practice. My cousin has been taking her sweet time with our trip to Manila. She still hasn't booked the hotel so I will be doing it. =___= She insisted on getting a discount and staying in a better hotel. Don't know if this so called coupon she has is even going to be accepted by the hotel over there. I think this is the first & the last trip I will be planning with just her. Maybe I can convince my mom to pay for my sis and adam's ticket to go with us too. .___.;; The more I think about it, the more I don't want to go with alone with her. Didn't think she would be like this when planning a trip. This style of planning drives me nuts because I just want things to be done already.

With the way things are going I think my plans have been pretty much set about what I want to do in life for the next 5 years.

- Have a small business (baking/cooking/both).
- Have a part time job - couple of days a week
- Diet
- Have our own place to live
- Food Blog (about what I make - advertise there too)

Really big plans. >___<;; I want to be able to do them because they are practical and I know I would feel accomplished when I am able to do them. Most people think this is nothing but it's going to be a really big challenge for me to keep going and successfully do it from now on. I don't want it to be a short term thing, rather almost indefinitely or until I want a change.

I'll be going to Manila next weekend and am probably bringing Solace & Memory. However, I'm tempted to just bring one because I don't want to be paranoid and worry about having to obsessively look after 2 dolls. >___<'' There's a chance that I'll only be bringing one of them in this case.
 
 
 
velvetdiary
18 May 2013 @ 12:45 pm
Hi guys. As you may have heard (or not) I received a damaged doll last week. I got over it now and I even sent the head off to LCdS a couple of days ago. I hope she can make him look gorgeous. I just feel bad that my first boy in a long time arrived in such condition. I want to apologize that I may have mislead some people into believing some things that aren't really entirely true about it. There is some design problem with the knee and a couple of parts of the doll seems a bit fragile (hands) or a bit thin around the area, but the body itself is not bad. Only problem is the high risk of breakage if it falls on the wrong place and time. Technically the body is not really light but around 3.3 KG though I would say a Volks SD17 is probably a lot heavier than that (I don't have proof of that though).

Anyway, I look forward to seeing him complete. The knee breakage will just have to be some sort of scar (and no, it is not because he fell off a tree hahaha, my friend told me to avoid this reason LOL) from.. something not too serious/dramatic. Don't want him to be so emo because I want their relationship with the other characters to be a more pleasant and soothing one. Nothing stressful like most things have been these days.

Solace also finally arrived. I want to play with her but my husband is still sleeping. ;___;~~ She is gorgeous......~~
 
 
velvetdiary
04 May 2013 @ 11:28 pm

Thought to myself since I was going to take a couple of photos to see
her eyes in camera. They look absolutely fantastic in Memory!! *v* I
feel like it is really her. The only problem is these eyes are super high
domed that she looks really strange when the photo is not taken in a
straight-on angle. I tried to fix the eyes a bit after this photo but I'm
not sure if it would change her cross-eyed eyes hahaha. XD I am
going to use this photo as a sample sales photo for this dress. :'3

What do you think? XDD Definitely better than the blue eyes. It was too
small I reckon.
 
 
velvetdiary
24 April 2013 @ 11:03 pm
Hmm  

Just some spam for today. Not good enough for my main flickr I think.
I am also tempted to delete one of the photos there as there is this
new photo that has pretty much exactly the same pose as the one
before it and it is bothering me for some reason. LOL. I also need
some inspiration. T___T hahaha.. My fur fabrics already arrived
some time ago. I should use them. But first I need to take it outside
and whack the crap out of it LOL. So much loose fur!! X//D
 
 
Current Music: Bonnie Pink - Last Kiss
 
 
velvetdiary
24 April 2013 @ 03:16 am
Today was generally quite a good day, though I slept most of the day hahaha... oTL We ate out at Phat Pho and tried 2 things from them. It wasn't bad. I guess I am a bit biased and I love Indochine too much so this restaurant couldn't hold a candle to it especially when the prices are the same!! @o@ Maybe their Vietnamese sandwich might be good since their other restaurants have pretty good bread, not the best but passable I guess. Anyway, I baked the Jam-filled butter cookies today and I love how I always been learning something new each time. I just looked through google and I found it hilarious that so many of the cookies looks exactly like mine almost. =_=;; There's some that have really cute ideas though so I can make it better next time. XD I have 2 other things I promised to make, Pizza Dough and the Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. After that I will be free to make whatever I want again. I am not sure what I will make next after that. There's too many things to try out! @v@;; I definitely wanna make something that isn't a cookie though that's for sure, LOL.

One awesome thing happened tonight. I been secretly wishing like crazy inside hoping that Elena will be done soon. I get too antsy while I am waiting for heads to come back from the artist. And of course, I received photos tonight!! Eeee! :3 I can't show any photos tho as she isn't done yet but she's looking really nice like usual! To be honest I cannot really comment about the actual work until I have them in real life because that is the time I get to see the actual colors of the make-up. XD I think she'll turn out very good. I am wondering if I should resend Winter for a re-makeup as all my girls except her are the super sweet type. I will definitely make my Kun more mature than the others tho. Maybe I should do half and half for Winter? Still deciding~~ Kun will be taking a big chunk of my doll "savings" so I have to be careful about what I buy or whatever from now on haha. ;v; I have to reserve a bit of money for the doll meet I promised to go to in Manila too. oTL
 
 
Current Music: IU - Someday
 
 
velvetdiary
18 April 2013 @ 07:46 pm
Who knew that even to this day I still make mistakes of putting the wrong
combination on a doll. T__T Hahaha.. Very bad one on Winter. I already
knew that pink doesn't go well with her. >__>; Why did I forget and waste
this photo? ;v; Booo~ If this was my Luna it would have been magical. In
any case I did improve on my photo taking so I am somewhat happy still!

 
 
Current Mood: Hrm TvT
Current Music: Jill Decoy Association - Jolly Jolly