Monday, August 8, 2016

Milo Marathon

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The Milo Marathon was one of the races I initially tried to avoid in my early running years due to the strict cutoff times/ time limit, participant volume (starting line queue counting against the time limit) and road closures (traffic going to venue). But those are just manifestations on how prestigious the event really is. Everyone is out to prove his or herself to the point that they are risking their lives (hence medical certificates / clearances are now a requirement for registration). But then again it is every filipino runner's dream to go and participate in this event. I went to the 10k category where there is a friendlier cutoff time. But the tension was still there as participants are lobbying for nearer starting positions and cramping at the starting area (the collected body heat makes you dehydrated even from the start). The thought of cutoff gives additional anxiety and pressure to push further even though you already know that you were on pace to make it. A lot of runners are serious and not taking selfies on the road. In the end I made it through the cutoff with a lot of time to spare and was so happy to finally join the most prestigious running event in the country. It was a 10k run that felt like a 21k run and I treated it as such (preparation, pacing and even soreness wise).

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Diorama: Berk


This is Berk 
Some people want their Funkos to stay in the box, others want it placed on risers or shelves, how about in a diorama?


The diorama was made with wooden sticks, plaster of paris and some wooden platform stands. The water area is made up of dried glue.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Diorama: Star Wars Meisho Movie Realization: The prodigal son returns

You may (or probably haven't) seen this diorama in the recently concluded Toycon 2016. A Star Wars diorama based on its Meisho movie realization line which pays homage to the old Japanese films the saga was based upon.

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After 9 long years, I was finally able to get my third Diorama first place award from the said event  thanks to this diorama and the words of encouragement of some friends.

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The diorama depicts young Luke Skywalker confronting his father Darth Vader on their own turf. Pretty much what happened at Return of the Jedi but I gave Luke his iconic tatoine color scheme to fit more with the diorama and prevent color clashing. More pics after the jump.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Elmer

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Chickens are such tormented animals. The male are forced to battle gladitorial style by their masters of whom are obsessed with gambling, while their female counterparts are either forced to ay eggs for the rest of their lives or injected with growth hormones in order to be "harvested" quickly for human consumption. In an alternate world where chickens gained intelligence at par with humans, enter Jake Gallo: a second generation "evolved" chicken dealing with everyday discrimination as their kind is still struggling from acceptance by the human dominated society. Jake then discovers a diary from his uncle, elmer about the time chickens first gained sentience. Their ply for liberty and an impending uprising against humanity. Jake finally learned the sacrifices his forefathers took in order for his generation to get there.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Live your fandom


Live your fandom fanart.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the 4th be with you

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The force is strong in my family.....