Oh, Sundays.

On a normal day, posts like this one would go into my tumblr blog. But today, I thought of changing that habit. Since no one reads this blog that much nor do I have a sizeable amount of followers to react violently to this post (I hope, LOL) I’m gonna post it here!

Also, when I’m blogging on tumblr, it seems like a short post always, always ends up being 5x longer than I intend it to be. So I hope blogging~ this in a different platform would shorten it, IDK.

Text-heavy post, just saying! :P  Read more…

Sunday Currently, Vol. 4

Reading: Chicken Soup for the Soul (I’ve been meaning to finish this but I always fall asleep!)
Writing: Numbers, numbers, numbers! Listing my past and upcoming expenses. FML.
Listening: Infomercial on TV
Thinking: ”What else am I forgetting to do on my backlog?” Also, the beach.
Smelling: Kenzo perfume
Wishing: Money to go out so I can watch X-Men: Days of Future Past :(
Hoping: For nothing. Meh. Not feeling particularly pessimistic, not optimistic either.
Wearing: What I wore last night
Loving: The makeup~ I bought and have tried only once since 3 days ago. (In the photo, I’m only using lipstick though)
Wanting: The Sony A6000 mirrorless camera. Oh my god would you look at it, so so so so so pretty! I cannot stop watching videos about it.
Needing: Money so I can buy that camera :lol:
Feeling: Hungry. I think I’m gonna order a pizza tonight.. or not. We’ll see.
Clicking: The publish button

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Life has been uninteresting lately. Cooped up here in my room for the entire week. Maybe I’ll start working on my portfolio when I’ve lost my sanity and become THAT bored.. but for now, TV has been very entertaining. Also, there have been plans for out of town trips with different set of friends in the coming months, so that is something I am looking forward to. Keeping myself on house arrest to save up some money, haha. Yup.
Little backstory about the downtime of my portfolio: Back in January there was a series of hacks on my websites and all the websites under my host. The website got too damaged in the process and I felt lazy to put everything up every time it got hacked. Oh well, it was time for a major renovation anyway.

By the way, I covered an event I went to two weeks ago! My write-up is published over at When in Manila! Check it out here: SOL Republic Headphones: Manila’s Key to Hearing the Soundtrack of Life 

Sorry, let me humble brag about this for once. This doesn’t (EVER) happen to me.. so I’d like to share this small accomplishment with you all. ❤ There are probably a few errors, but I tried my best to be informative and keep my personal style in the writing.

That’s all for now. Lemme get back to my backlogs, but wait.. after TV time! :lol:

And I have been awarded… out of nowhere!

I woke up this morning and saw an email from Hello Lysa, telling me that she tagged me to be one of the receivers of the Liebster award. I have seen this “award” around the local blogging network but I don’t think I was ever tagged in these things before. It was surprising because, I don’t get interaction/attention other than the occasional comments from my friends here on my blog. Haha!

I suppose the purpose of this award is to encourage camaraderie between blog readers? Thanks for tagging me! I’ll get to answering the questions now.

1. Describe your blog in five words.
Certainly not a typical blog
2. How would you describe yourself?
I dislike describing myself because I am generally an uninteresting person. That’s why I have a blog in the first place. *cue canned laughter*
3. Since when did you started blogging and why?
I started blogging in 2005 because other than trying to keep my post count up by actively and sincerely posting around 5 different messageboard/forums for teens then (it was the “tumblr” or “real online community” at that time, wow it’s been YEARS!), blogging was the next best thing us students could get in to make friends online.
4. What do you love to write about?
In this blog, So Stellar, I post my photography from the events I go to, sometimes reviews on things I buy and thought would be nice to write about in case people Google for it before they decide to buy. Basically things I want Google to find. My other blog contains rants and posts not really suitable for the general audience. :P
5. What is the story behind your URL?
I became a sucker to those “click here to get and iPod” ads back in 2005, before I know it, my cc was charged for 2 years worth of domain and webhosting. The name is from an Incubus song, I just added the “so” for the phrase to make sense.
6. What are your future plans with your blogging career?
9 years later, I still don’t see all of this as a “career”. I still see it as just blogging for the sake of disseminating information, or blogging for myself not for an audience. I’ve not gained anything nor gotten rich over the years. I don’t know how to answer this.
7. What are your hobbies?
I am literally infront of the laptop most of the time in a day, from Twitter to GMail. When I’m off the computer, I’d be watching TV or sleeping.
8. What kind of music do you listen to?
Alternative music. Check my last.fm (Do people still use this?! I do!!), or the sidebar area of my recent listened-to songs. :)
9. What kind of books do you read?
I use to read a lot of YA and only YA, now I am trying to move forward and broaden my literary interests. Harhar! I bought  a lot of books over the last few months but didn’t keep and ended up selling them after.
10. What kind of movies do you watch?
Movies that hit you hard in the psyche. :P
11. If you could be a celebrity in a day, who would it be and why?
I couldn’t come up w/ a quick answer for this one but I thought of Michael Fassbender for some reason. :lol:
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Though I won’t be participating in such a way that I will tag a bunch of people at the end of the post, and post my own questions for these people to answer. I don’t think I have enough readership to do that anyway, lol.

But hey, this was fun to do! I loved answering the questions.

Mixtape: These Past Few Days

I’m still in that never-ending process of learning the right way to make a proper mixtape, so bear with me if this is terrible. I know the mix isn’t consistent, or of the same genre. Probably no one will like this.

How dare I call myself a “music aficionado” if I can’t even put up a decent mix, right?! Well, I’m not. And I certainly have no future as a DJ now (..how ironic, I love DJ Kilmore of Incubus but I suck at DJing). But I do listen to a lot of music. Won’t bother listing the genres because I will get in trouble for it. :))

Anyhoo, my goal for my mixtapes is to capture the moment in them. If that makes any sense. Since at the end of the day, I’ll be mostly the only one listening to it. Haha.

This mixtape contains a few songs that were of some importance from what happened these past three days. During some of those moments, these were the following songs that.. started playing in my head, or what I was listening to in the background. Lol.

It’s a very weird mix, I’d like to think it is. But I’m hoping you discover a new song or two from it. Enjoy(?)!

Yeah I know, the album art is so original (not!). What can you do.. it’s the middle of the night! Hahaha. I edited the photo in LINE app, lol. Yes that is my handwriting, it’s not normally like that. It only looks like that because I’m writing on good paper and using a nice pen.

OH and if anyone is curious (LOL), that notepad I got it for P50 at SM’s stationery department. Most of the letters of the alphabet were available except for the ones I wanted (like the letter A, X, I, N)… or some letters looked nice but not nicely designed. So I had to make do and pick a design w/ a nicely designed monogram. The L was the only one that looked up to par w/ my design standards ….hahahaha just kidding.

PS: May I just say that Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories album is so soothing and chill to listen to? o_O I’m close to saying that this is their best album yet. Then again I do not have an extended knowledge of their music other than the stuff from their Greatest Hits album hahaha.

Sunday Currently, Vol. 2

Sonja's Cupcakes, Glorietta 2 (Photo taken by me)

Reading: Been jumping from one Buzzfeed post to another in the past 2 hours.. but I’m currently reading this one — 30 Forgotten Horror Films You Should Revisit
Writing: Fonts and hex color codes for this website project I’m doing. I know, I know. I could easily type them but I don’t wanna have to keep switching windows on my already cramped up laptop display. Right, 1650×1050 is considered “cramped”. :)) 
Listening: See You by Foo Fighters
Thinking: Where to start w/ this website project..
Smelling: I’d like to think that I smell better than the last time I did this Sunday Currently post (which was 2 months ago, LOL)
Wishing: for more time! I’m beginning to see that 24 hours in a day is simply not enough. Either that or I am poorly managing my time.
Hoping: I get to buy an iPhone by the end of the year. How materialistic of me… but hey, it’s almost Christmas!!
Wearing: Pambahay clothesies~
Loving: (I’m drawing a blank for this, haha. Wala eh.)
Wanting: YABU! Or to pig out at Yakimix buffet with my friends. I haven’t had a full meal all day so here I am having random cravings. =)) I blame my friend for my sudden interest in buffet restaurants.
Needing: …more time and motivation to just keep working and don’t let myself get distracted so easily. Oh and I need to get my hands on the new Android OS. I bet it would look perfect on my phone.
Feeling: (still) Exhausted, physically and mentally.
Clicking: …around Twitter replying to random people and still around Buzzfeed for posts related to 90s shit.

I know I said that I will do this monthly, but I just realized last week that I just missed doing one for the month of October. See how terrible I am w/ doing this? Lol