Rainy Martini

August 30, 2013

The Case of the Missing Pieces

Of course I like pretty food. I was having a nice conversation with my good ol' high school pal. He said I could go to the place where he works (a five-star hotel) and he'd give me pretty pastries I could take photos of! I was like YAYYYY. YAAY FOOD. YAY FOOOD. Then worry flooded me when I realized those happenings in the past... caught in photos...

IHOP, March 2013

Spotted: brown bear with a poker face stealing a strawberry from my crepe. He was pressured by Korilakkuma, he said. She, apparently, loves strawberries and red fruits.

Cafe outside my high school, June 2009

I treated my friend Jazmine fancy chocolate shakes and one of my white chocolate sprinkles went missing...

SM Aura, August 2013

I was on a date with my boyfriend and we took a mirror selca on the rooftop, upon double checking the photos... sigh.

The French Baker, August 2013

My boyfriend took me out for lunch after my shift. One of my macarons vanished.

Starbucks, July 2013

Out on a date again, when my raspberry ice blended drink and the bread mysteriously disappeared.

Maple, June 2013 ; Quezon City, April 2012

I think my butter ran away from me ; The first case of Rainy's Missing Strawberries was filed.

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery, August 2013

My half-finished red velvet cupcake got eaten up by the earth. I think.

Cara Mia, May 2013

I met my hun's parents for the first time. I think I ate one of the chocolate toppings early. There was no way it could just disappear!

Makati, August 2013

I was chilling out and eating a box of chocolate-covered macadamias. To my horror, one of the chocolates in the display went missing as well. The Box even made a panawagan to the TV in case anyone saw the missing piece. The disappearance broke its heart and it still weeps up to this day.

I think we all know whose fault this is.


Edited using LINE Camera and Photoshop. I used the sticker sets Rilakkuma, Funny Box and Siamy the Cat. They're not for free but you can get them at a cheap price. I used the PSD set Elise and curves Falling Petal, Martini Girl (free download), Cirque and Arctic to color the pictures. All of them are available at my shop.

August 24, 2013

Inspire me...

I did this out of boredom earlier. Then I tried if I could code a new theme for this blog to no avail. That is one of the reasons why I don't accept commissions anymore. Well, I choose the ones that don't need max inspiration because I think I totally lost my touch! No no, I haven't. I just need inspiration. That's all.

I really miss the days when I had nothing to do but Photoshop and draw on Illustrator until my right hand hurts. Either that or until my own hand starts bitchslapping my face. I don't know. I'm listening to She & Him's "I Could've Been Your Girl" again. I don't know why.

August 16, 2013

Hashtag Herakut

Exactly a week ago, I went out on a date. I knowww the blog is turning into a date diary of sorts. But can I help it if it's the only happening in my life? Not that I'm complaining. If you've been reading my blog since forever, you'd notice how often I posted about the outings I had with my friend (or sometimes best friend lololol) Nel and other folks. That is because they were the only ones I got to hang out with at the time. I don't go out much. Anyway, I went out on a date with my girlfriend. Gasp. Did I just type "girl" hahahahaha. I DID NOT DO IT ON PURPOSE OKAY. I didn't know I had a girlfriend hahahahahaha. We've been dating for eight months now. I think. Bwahahaha. Also, I had just posted a Facebook status saying "Everyone who texted me between 12AM up to this hour had received a reply saying "RAINY IS AWESOME". Hahahahahahahaha."

Neko, my girlfriend, picked me up at around 10, and then we drove to Bonifacio High Street to check out the newly-opened SM Aura. It was pretty boring. Had breakfast at Toast Box and I got some kaya on my toast! And some cream cheese too.

His breakfast looked like tofu but it's bread ok. Hahaha.. Tofu bread bread. Oh and there's my egg soup. HAHAHAHAHA. Just kidding. The cooking folks gave me some poached egg that looked like... well, soup.

Okay now I'm hungry.

Put some peppah on yo soup~

Then we climbed to the rooftop and checked the "gardens" out. Also, I just realized that the picture would've looked pretty if Neko did not photobomb. KAHSDKLASDKSKFJ.

Two of meeee. An OOTD or a UFOD if you please. These are two different pictures. Also I wonder why I look fatter in the left pic. If there's an OOTD/UFOD of course I should complete the set with my NOTD...

...in black and white because I'm a fucking troll and I want you to wonder what color I used for my nails that day hahahaha. Hahahahahah I'm so evil.

This is my POTD. Or Plants Of The Day.

ROTD? Oh shut up, Rainy. Oh my god I totally suck at writing captions. I may look as if I'm trying to be funny and shit but I'm not. I'm literally writing what's in my mind right now. Random: I wanna eat shredded corn with cheese powder. Help me.

Kuma, the king/queen of our world. Still undecided.

For some reason the iPhone was being a bitch and flat out refused to focus on that lovely little flower I saw on the roof garden.

Hehehehehehehehehehehe told you I'm a troll.

Blueberry sundae from McDonald's. I didn't like it but at least it matched my clothes. Also I just realized that I looked like a smurf next to my girlfriend.

I am not a Smurf!! Also this is the type of picture where I should type some annoying cheesy captions like "Let it go..." or "Falling in love is a gift..." or shit. Hahahahahaha right right? To make it cheesier, I would....


Okay maybe I am. Smurtini. HA! Swaaag. The advantage of hanging out with someone who can literally take nice pictures of me (and the only person in that department) is that I can pretend-model and see myself inside the picture for a change. I'm kind of tired of being the photographer every day. There was a time when one of my friends mistakenly sent me a text message saying: oyy let's ask rainy to come so we'll have nice pics! That's pure evil.

Welcome to Wonsters Inc.!

Hipster-y scooters. Because why not?

The highlight of the dayt! High Street means Fully Booked, our church. We get high from sniffing those lovely books and die of lust because there is no way we could spend $1000 buying books in one day. Anyway, we didn't know there was a live painting event by Herakut, a pair of internationally acclaimed mural artists from Germany. They met in Spain, they said. And they've been painting walls since, they said. Here are some of the works inside the store. (I was typing so fast and for a millisecond I was torn between 'date' and 'day' and subconsciously got the word 'dayt'.)

We, being audioheads, headed to the music section. Then I made a beeline for the kPop section and was like "SIWON OPPAAAAA" when I spotted a copy of A-CHA. He wasn't at the front cover and when I flipped it.... HUHUHUHUHU. CRYING UGLY TEARS MAN. My girlfriend was like "FULLY BOOKED IS ON MY SIDE BWAHAHAHA!!" See he's a really jealous girlfriend. Hahahaha.

Spot the difference. We were waiting for the event to start and had to charge. So White Hat.

It looks yummy but I don't really like chocolate on froyo. I mean, they just don't go well together. At least for me. I'm addicted to yogurt but I prefer berries on it.

Ta-daaaaa!! Hera and Akut being introduced.

They slammed "beauty" on the plain white walls of Top Shelf, the design section of the bookstore.

Man, I'd love to have those on my own walls.

Nothing much was going on except for, well, the painting part. Well what do you expect? It's a live painting event! Hera was really outgoing and entertained the crowd from time to time. I wasn't bored because I am passionate about art. But at some point, it had gotten very fume-y because of the spray paint and I needed some air so my girlfriend and I went out.

Came back after thirty minutes and they were halfway done! There's this thing how the two artists worked with music. They have a whole bunch of songs they play while working. Neko and I being, well, audioheads did what proper audioshoulders would do. WE SNAPPED A PICTURE OF THEIR ITUNES PLAYLIST HAHAHAHA. Neko tweeted a close-up version on earthings!'s twitter page. It was fun looking at the tracks on their list. They got Tears for Fears, Lisa Mitchell, The Doors, and Bob Marley among others.

The transformation!! I wanna cry.

Akut's bit finished!! Hera was the one who always goes up the ladders and scaffolding and stuff. And Akut, I ripped this off Neko's blogpost, admitted that he doesn't really like heights.

Hera going "TA-DAAAAAAA!!" literally.

They chatted with the crowd for a few minutes, snapped some pictures and signed some stuff. Hera and Neko talked about stuff on TV. We also got our planner signed!!

She likes babies!

There. We had gotten so tired from walking around. It didn't look like it but we had to walk faaaar to get from one place to another. It's the end of this post. It was an awesome day and we got home early, around 6PM I think.

Wow. There's thirty something pictures in this post alone! But then again, my blog had been in a lull for fifteen days straight.

Now if anyone's wondering where Kuma is......

.Curves used in this post: Martini Girl (free download), Milky Way, Isabella, Falling Petal and Warm Tea.

August 01, 2013

Of Macarons and Men

I originally didn't want to write something in this post. I wanted to throw photos here and there and put some lame one-liner at the end. But my previous post is already lame, so I figured I owe you guys a caption. Ish. We've been gorging on macarons lately, I mean I've always loved them because they're so pretty and I like how it's crunchy for about a millisecond before it becomes chewy and blaaahm, heaven. But yeah. I'm listening to Miss A's "One To Ten" while writing this by the way.

Pinky: you ok dude? | Mocha: still hangin' on, pink. You're fat eh.

The most accessible bakeshop that sells macarons here is The French Baker, sure, some cupcake shops offer them but we're too lazeh to roam around and look for alternatives. I love the rose-flavored by the way.

Niko found this inside Fully Booked Alabang. I introduced macarons to him and he seems to enjoy it. What.

Look, even Kuma wants some!! As a matter of fact, he does. But we ate everything before he could nom one lololol. We have an instavid to prove our point.

Martini pose with Macky the macaron, why not? Ok I just realized that I look like a fucking duck... wait... oh wait. No. Wait wait wait. Hmm... because if you think of Donald Duck's bill and... maybe if it wasn't tilt-shifted, no? I mean... wait. I know I'm confusing you. Wait. Just bear with me... wait. Ok stop waiting. I don't get myself anymore.

Beats me.

An actual picture of me writing a free verse on Niko's planner. As a pair of writers (and me being a "writer" hahaha), we have this tradition: I write a verse for him every time we meet. I don't exactly know the point of doing that. We haven't decided yet.

Niko, Mr. Journal, Stitch and some late night reads: Moranthology by Caitlin Moran and Playing the Game by Belle de Jour. The latter is about a high-end prostitute and she's a legit blogger. 'Nuff said.

But the Book-that-Made-Me-Squeal-and-Cry Award goes to... Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff. Niko gave it to me not too long ago. You see, we have this passion for satire and humor essays. We both love David Sedaris and we most definitely love the late David Rakoff as well. This is his last work of literature which was published posthumously. I was touched (not that kind of "touched") when he surprised me with this copy because I totally did not expect I'd get my hands on a Rakoff. Not in this country at least. I mean, a famous local bookshop sells some of his works, but when I went to one of their branches to surprise Niko with a copy, they just made me climb the stairs saying "sa third floor po ma'am meron," and when I reach the third the staff there directs me to the first floor. And when I went back to the first floor, one of them told me to wait. I never heard from him since. Oh fahk what if the books ate him? Okay now I'm guilty. Lol.  (Okay after typing "posthumously", Chopin's Nocturne no. 20 in C# minor started playing in my head. I had always associated that term with Chopin because that Nocturne was published the same way. And it's my all-time favorite. (Ok I'm totally lying. Every Chopin piece I play becomes and all-time fave so what's the point? Haha) (Also, Niko wrote a blogpost involving me. Click click here)

Me trying out the white chocolate pudding at Starbucks. "You pay an extra 40 pesos for a tasteless white gloop at the bottom of your cup." Well, true.

Alpu and Kuma selca-ing with a macaron. They got jelleh with me.

So there you have it. I didn't realize that it's already the first of August. So there you go. There you have it. Macarons, books. And people.