Monday, December 24, 2012 | By: BlackGargie

EA Con '12

EA Con has returned again~! Wohoo~! It was held on the 15th to 16th of this month, but unfortunately due to monetary circumstances (and the arrival of my little princess), I wasn't able to prepare much for this event, let alone find a costume to cosplay (or even have the cash to buy or make one T_T).

But at least I managed to buy the tickets to join the two-day event, even though it was just for a couple of hours for each day, due to the fact that I can't stay away too long from my little dependent princess. And at least I got a few good awesome photos.

Le tickets

I'm too lazy to post all of them (to see the bulk of it, you can click here), but here are some of the best ones IMO:

Forgot who is he supposed to be ^_^;;

The famous Spirited Away trio!

Le Kuroshitsuji team!

No idea who they are cosplaying either, though they look kinda familiar

Kingdom Hearts unite!

That is some big ass sword, dude!!

Shrek and his Princess Fiona!

Prolly from some Dynasty Warrior game or something

Umm...Some warriors, I guess?

Minecraft character

Rai cosplaying as a character from Final Fantasy XIII

Ninjas unite!

I is teh Nobody

Avengers unite!

Another No-Face Demon

Assassins Creed
I somehow managed to join the art competition, and with moments to spare, because I was about one and a half away from the deadline! Got me the words restaurant, cereal, Sandman and laptop, and this is what I managed to scrounge up just in time before the deadline was over:

Too bad I didn't win, because apparently, last year's winner was this year's winner too with this masterpiece:

But at least I made into their list of honorable submissions or something, and I got a compliment from the EA committee member in FB for being able to draw pretty well for such short notice. And speaking of honorable submissions, I actually made it to the board with my last year's submission!

Tada~!!
And holy crap, we got Slenderman in da howze this year! I'm surprised Brunei even knows about Slenderman!

Slendy, Slendy, gamers of Slendy...

Slenderman ahoy!!
This year was just as satisfying as it was last year, though I wished I was able to stay longer. Well, once my little princess is older, I'll be able to stay longer and not worry about her too much, and maybe someday, I might bring her along and cosplay her with me~!

So looking forward to next year!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | By: BlackGargie

Post-Natal and Ongoing Motherhood

Went for my post-natal checkup a couple of weeks ago and got the usual standard urine and blood pressure test and stuff.

Remember the time where I said I was given Depo (birth control shots) at the same time I was getting my Rubella shot even though I've specifically noted to the docs that I don't need contraceptives (since motherhood is so gonna sap me off any need for sex)? Apparently when I brought it up, the nurse said Depo was a necessary evil to go along with my Rubella shot because Rubella shots causes defects on babies if I were to be pregnant again while having that shot in my system, so the Depo was to keep me from getting pregnant until the Rubella shot is at its least potent.

Though the side effect of Depo was that I'm having prolonged bleeding/spotting, that I can't even tell whether or not I'm just spotting or actually having my period. It's pretty annoying actually. I have been wearing sanitary pads for the past few months since after the birth. I'd be glad if my period moments can finally go back to normal.

Due to my spotting/bleeding, I can't do a PAP smear test, which is part of the post-natal check up, so the nurse just gave me the standard interview about how I feel or how am I coping and what am I doing with my little princess in my life now, etc etc... I had a new appointment scheduled, and was told to give them a call if I'm still spotting so they can reschedule another date for the post-natal thingy, which I did call yesterday coz I was still ongoing down there, so it was rescheduled to this coming 2 weeks.

Other than that, I've been coping rather well with motherhood. Having a maid around helps out quite a bit, but mostly princess has to go to me coz we're a bit shorthanded on maids since one of our maids has her contract ended and returned to Indonesia and the current maid has to juggle housework while looking after 3 crazy feisty brats. But it's no big, at least then my little princess will be attached to her parents rather than the maid like my sis in law's youngest child is, which makes things a lot tedious and makes their parenting even more fail than it is.

Princess is growing like a weed. She's growing taller and heavier everyday. Previously her feet barely reaches the edge of the tub when she's bathed, now she's kicking at it and when she gets breastfed, her legs were literally dangling out of my arms instead of curled up within it like she used to when she was still a newborn. Not only that, she has become more and more of a glutton and getting to be more talkative now, and is now learning how to turn to her side on her own, and she's only 2 months old! What a smart little princess~!

And she's starting to look more like her Daddy everyday, which, according to Chinese old timers, it is good that daughters look like their dads and vice versa. Dunno why, something to do with their luck, I guess. No big, she's still my little princess, and her looking like her dad would serve as a reminder that this is the precious little jewel I created with the man I love the most.

She's cute and she knows it

I'm taking her outdoors gradually, exposing her to the open bit by bit, and she's learning to enjoy her waking moments looking around and "talking" to people, and hopefully she'll be able to enjoy outings as much as I do and love doing things I do too, like going to theme parks and take their crazy rides, swimming, drawing, sight-seeing, cosplay conventions and stuff. In the meantime, we're just enjoying every moment we can together in the comforts of our own home until real life steals us away. You can check out more pictures of her in my Facebook profile.

I'll leave you behind with a pic that shows how similar she and my hubby are:

Like father, like daughter XD