Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Walk a Mile

It's great to be known for your shoes, but it's better to be known for your sole. -Kenneth Cole

I am the kind of person who wears clothes and shoes for comfort. I’m not into style and I would rather choose to look like a geek or whatsoever rather than to be “in” with fashion. This pair of muddy, out-of-style, worn out shoes is what I wear everyday going to school. They may not be pleasing to the eye and I know the fashion police may arrest me for wearing them but then, should I care?
                These shoes were witnesses to many experiences I've been through. I use them when I was still working a McDonald’s as a service crew. Yes, I am proud to say that I became a working student to pay for my school fees. Those shoes were my companion. They kept my feet safe and comfy. And besides they are made of rubber so I don’t worry if they get wet. (`▽´)

I don’t care if they look bad. I don’t care if people don’t like them. It’s mine. Not theirs.

               But then, I still get affected when people criticize me by the shoes I wear. I’m just human. And of course, I get hurt.

                Well, earlier this day, I craved for milk tea so I decided to go to my favorite Korean resto that serves milk tea. While waiting for my order, a group of high school girls arrived (from what school I will not mention). They started whispering about the shoes I was wearing. They secretly took a photo of me and my shoes. Which I think they find funny. I was hurt. Do people really need to do that to others?
                But a person ever so dear to me told me that I should just ignore them, thinking about what they said about me or what they think about me won’t take me where I want to go. And he was right. What I should think about is how to be better than who I am now. Think about my future and how to reach my dreams.

So yeah, Merochan will be happy and stay happy. Nuff said.  (‿‿)

Your friendly neighborhood elyen,
Melody Elrise

Friday, July 25, 2014

not-existing-in-your-world (RhianneXClyde)

April 1, 2009
Dear Clyde,
Hi, before I say something stupid, I want to introduce myself first. My name is Rhianne Mae Blanco. I’m your unnoticeable not-existing-in-your-world classmate. I am a self-proclaimed nerd and I am the girl who sits at the back of the class which none of you pays attention to. I actually wrote a letter to you to confess to you that I have deeply madly fallen in love with you. There! I’ve said it already. I have been in love with you from the moment you picked up my books for me when I stupidly fell on the staircase. No, I think I already felt something in my heart from the moment you smiled at me during our first day at school. We never really had a normal conversation. Not like asking what time it is or if your answer in our assignment was a real conversation. I might sound weird but you know, seeing your smile each day is enough for me to realize it is worth going to school even though I have no friends at school. I know you might freak out with my confession but I just wanted to let you know what I really feel. I am not hoping for anything in return. I just want to say thank you for being nice to me. I guess this is also my chance to say goodbye. Me and my family are moving to Pangasinan next month. Although I know my absence wouldn’t mean anything to anybody. I love you, Clyde. Goodbye.


When I was in high school, I had this hobby or writing fake/fictional love letters. I created letter exchanges between a girl who presumes she is the "not-existing-in-his-world classmate" and her secret love. They were the characters of the first love story I've ever finished. Here is the first letter she sent to him.

Next time, we're gonna read his reply.

Your friendly neighborhood elyen,
Melody Elrise

Thursday, July 24, 2014

One word: ECSTATIC ☜(*▽*)☞

Last Monday was one of the happiest day for me :3

For 5 days I haven't seen my dearest and he made sure he made up  for that.

And yes, I forced him to take a Retrica shot with me. I think it's absolutely cute. You don't dare say no =_=" Haha.

For our 15th monthsary, he made this really really romantic video/slideshow of our pics. I'm really really really touched by the effort~!


And he bought me this kawaii stuffsssss and they're so cute I want to hug him to death. I'm just kidding. I'm just really super super happy. *u*

Cassette Note




Kawaii Pinku Tofu

Your friendly neighborhood elyen,
Melody Elrise

P.S. You wanna know the other reason why I'm super super happy?
*whispers* It's a secret for now, but I will tell you as soon as I am allowed to. *squeels*

By the way, how many times did I say "really" and "super"?

Monday, July 21, 2014

120 hours without electricity and internet: Can you survive?

So what have I been up to this past week?
Well, nothing much. More on staring at the light bulb wishing there was electricity or even the internet. (╥﹏╥)

But actually, my week started out great.

Monday, July 7, 2014

To be or not to be...

In 2 years time, I'll be graduating. I'm gonna be a teacher. Or will I be?

I've been in college for more than 4 years now. I have been to 3 Universities and took 2 courses in college. I'm on my fourth year as a Bachelor of Secondary Education English Major (But because I need to take up 2 more major subjects next year, I won't be graduating this school year). But then I ask myself, is teaching really for me?

Since high school I've always had one goal in my life--to take up Journalism and become a well known reporter or writer. But life opened up a different path for me.

Before graduating high school, my parents kept asking me what course I want to take for college. I only had one sure answer: I wanted to take up journalism. But then they would tell  me that if I took up journalism, I wouldn't have a job once I graduated. So they told me to take up BS Information Technology instead. Being the obedient daugther I am, I agreed.

May, 2011. I enrolled BS Information Technology at ICCT Colleges. I was a late enrollee and ICCT was the only school that accepted enrollees at that time (which had a cheap tuition fee considering we couldn't really afford to pay a university with a huge tuition fee). I only stayed there for one trimester when my parents decided to transfer me to a new school, which was the University of Rizal System Antipolo Campus.

My aunt who is in Singapore told me that I should take up Education and become a teacher. She told us that teachers are in demand in Singapore and had great compensations. And again, I agreed. Eventhough being a teacher was never on the list of what I wanted to become. I did what I am told. (Which I never really regret.)

I transferred to URS Rodriguez. I stayed there for 1 year with my uncle's family. Being an Education student is just like being in high school... at first. But when I transferred to URS Antipolo Campus and we started having Prof Ed (Professional Education) Subjects, that's when I started to feel that I was really going to be a teacher.

Last week, we needed to fill up a form which included writing our grades. I've noticed that my grades in my Prof Ed subjects are very low compared to the other subjects.

Then I started asking myself if is this really the path I should take? Am I really going to be a teacher?

Teaching has never been my dream. But then I thought, why not give it I try. If I didn't really had the heart for this profession I should have given up a long time ago. But I lasted for 4 years. Maybe God has a purpose why I am here.

Along the way I'm sure I'll know what really is for me.
For now I'll just enjoy the ride.

Your friendly neighborhood elyen,
Melody Elrise

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Love Letter From Melody

Dear Nicholo,

          First of all, I wanna say thank you for loving me. Thank you for accepting the whole of me. I may not be perfect, but with you, you make me feel like I’m the perfect girl for you and nobody else will but me. I was never really sure if you were in the right mind for choosing me among the other girls who were prettier than me, wealthier, sexier, and more sophisticated than me. Who could blame me for doubting a lil' bit? You are handsome, humble, kind, understanding, funny, responsible and thoughtful. You’re the guy any girl would want to have as a boyfriend. But still, you chose me.

Thank you.

          You don’t know how much I cherish the times we spent together. Everytime you stare at me, you smile at me… you make me feel like I’m the prettiest girl alive. Like nobody else can have you like I do. You are mine. I am yours.
          You are my clown. (Sorry, I forgot you hate clowns. Huehue.) You’re my physical therapist. You’re my maid. You’re my nurse. You’re my medicine. You’re my cocaine. You’re my bodyguard. You are my student. You are my baby. You are my boyfriend. You are my husband.
          What else can I ask for?
          I’ll never let you go.
Promise me you will never let go too…
No matter how mushy this may sound, I don’t give I nyan!
I’ll shout to the world (well what I mean by shouting is writing it in my letter),
I love you.
I love you.
I love you.

I love you so much. 

Your friendly neighborhood elyen girlfriend,
(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥Melody Elrise 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cosplay For A Cause

It has been stereotyped  by other people that Cosplayers only dress up just for the chance        to have a nice photograph or just to show off how good looking they are. But now is the time to break this belief. Now is the time to prove them that Cosplayers are not just pretty faces with pretty costumes, they are also human beings who have the hearts who want to help people in need.

On the sunny day of March 2, 2013, the Antipolo Cosplayers (AC)—Cosplayers residing at Antipolo City—organized a feeding program at Sitio Pagrai, Barangay Mayamot Antipolo in cooperation with the City Social Welfare Development of Antipolo (CSWD) and Kababaihan (organization) of Unit4 with the aim of bringing nourishment and smiles to the children of the Sitio. AC prepared a healthy porridge meal and freshly baked cookies for the kids to munch on. Some of the members of AC wore their costumes during the feeding program to entertain the children. While waiting for the food, the kids, who were still in awe to see their favorite anime characters come to life, played with the cosplayers and took pictures with them. Around 2 in the afternoon, the Cosplayers served the food to 120 children of Sitio Pagrai. The smiles in the children’s faces were enough “thank you” the Antipolo Cosplayers could get.

And to continue the mission of giving hope to the youth and promoting Cosplay to the Filipino community, the Antipolo Cosplayers distributed 200 pieces of notebooks and pencils to 6 different sections of grade 1 students of Isaias S. Tapales Elementary School in Antipolo under the supervision of grade 1 chairman Mrs. Avelisa Ubana and the authority of the school principal Mrs. Fely Aminoso in line with their project P3 (Paper Pencil Project) last June 27, 2014. This is prior to their last event which was Nyancos Reloaded 2014 (which was featured on the first issue) which aimed to collect funds to provide notebooks and pencil for the less fortunate pupils.The Antipolo Cosplayers will continue their desire to help and nurture the youth while doing it with the thing they love the most which is cosplaying. #

This is the article I submitted to the editor of FiCS Magazine (like an audition piece) to be one of their writers. He said that my article was quite good. Kyaaaaa! ❂.❂ Too bad it wouldn't be posted on their 2nd issue since the news happened a year ago. Tehee. 

Anyways, read their first issue:
And follow them on Twitter:

Your friendly neighborhood elyen,
Melody Elrise

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wig Trial for my URSAC Foundation Day Booth Costume!

Yesterday, Litera (An organization for the BSE English Majors of URS Antipolo), had a meeting about our agendas for the 14th Foundation Day Celebration of URS Antipolo Campus on July 14-18, which I wasn't able to attend since I was preparing for our Thesis Final Defense (Which went well, by the way). Later that day, the president of the organization told me that I would be cosplaying for the Photo Booth of Tipolo Publication, our school publication which is also lead by Litera, to attract students to take a picture on our booth. Even though I don't believe that doing that would attract students to our booth, I just agreed. Besides, I love cosplaying.

So I decided to be a doll for the first day and I need a blond wig so I borrowed one of Tony's wigs. I got it this afternoon and decided to do a trial.

(Sorry for the low quality pics since I only used an IPod to take the pictures.)

Wig: Vogue Royal Cosplay
Contact Lenses: Cocktail Lenses (c/o Serendipity Btq)

I'm still deciding what or who to be for day 2-4. And oh, our Acquaintance Party is on the 5th day. I dunno what to wear! Hurray! 

Your friendly neighborhood elyen,
Melody Elrise

P.S. The Boshaker Shop will be available for meet-ups and orders for Gaming Quest on July 19-20!!