Wednesday, July 29, 2015

150728 Chicago Pizza / 150729 Departure

so in the noon, we went over to meet abonim. the legendary figure... and his office was crazy huge. almost felt like i stepped into some korean dramas, with all the body guards and people serving. we had dwaengjang jjige at his office dining table and it was the nicest jjige i've ever had. the side dishes were amazing too - i was too embarrassed to take a photo at this parents meeting, so i didn't. such regrets now.

tried to call VN airlines to see if i might delay my flight, but there was no availability till 5 aug. it was so sad, because minions open on 29 july, just the day i was departing TwT so yes, my flight the next day is a confirmed departure TwT

anyway after the meal, we went to dongdaemon to search for wigs but to no avail. after shopping around dongdaemon a little, we went to gangnam to have dinner. i managed to have the thick chicago pizza, super cheesy yummyyyy

it's like 2cm thick and stuff full of cheese. a must for all cheese-lovers! look at the cheese strings! and the oozing cheese...


you should also get the additional dips at 2k won to enjoy the pizza more. comes with corn dip, cheese and spicy mayo. love the corn dip!

get the beer while you're at it. we ordered orange beer. tastes orangey. lol. you could probably make it at home, dump orange juice to your beer.

we were 30mins late for our final dance lesson, and dancing in our full stomach as usual. wheep. after lesson, one last homibing in korea... chocolate this time! there's bananas at the side and they taste pretty good together. brownies and puddings too~

no car for today, so we took the public transport back, and walked from the terminal back to eunhwasam. it was a cooling and breezy walk, and we also stopped at convenience stores to grab some final snacks.

went back office and since it was the last night, there was lots of packing to do and tidying up... also used the shrek mask i bought for namchin hehe and we fell asleep at almost 4am.. before having to wake up at 6am for departure TwT

thankfully jeonghoon drove us to the airport so we departed at 630am.

i went into the gates around 930am... i should have went in later because my flight was delayed by an hour! was a mad rush for the transiting flight since it was only 1 hr interval at hochiminh. but i still reached singapore safely.

hello, home again... TwT

and my food for the next few days... honey craze~

Monday, July 27, 2015

150727 1600 Pandas

now that the shoot is over, i can finally have fun in peace... lunch first at our favourite value for money olive hill. eversea was back from army so we ate brunch with him and jeonghoon. all of these were awesome, and even though the pizza didn't come with honey, you could request for it. all restaurants should be this flexible!

we went to jamsil to see the pandas~ it was opened till 29 july, so we were just in time!

trail of pororos leading us to it...

1600 pandas representing the actual numbers of pandas around the world.


what would an attraction be without photo spots?

and shopping at lotte world 2... which hasn't collapsed yet thankfully... and i managed to eat a delicious hoddeok for 1500won, finally.

we were pretty full, so we rested at osulloc and had caramel matcha before we left.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

150726 VP Shoot

and it's finally the day! since there's still time before the shoot, went to polish up some stuff on the costume and mini parts.

about 5+, started doing my make up. jeex, they told me i needed to be done for my make up by 610pm, at like 545pm, but when i was finally done at 7pm, the set up wasn't even ready. and it wasn't ready till like 9pm. TwT

anyway, make up. i did it a little thicker this time since giro's equipment always eat away like 50% of what i've drawn.

final setting of the wig

we shot for about an hour half, then started to pack while i went around selfie-ing, having completed my life's greatest project.


the guys wrapping the equipment

and selfies with the team~

kisses to my most favourite person in the whole, who gave me as much love as he gave me pain x_x

and the super helper ark

our wonderful photog who almost couldn't stand all my atrocious requests - giro insisted his face should not be taken - a trait like all photogs!

do you see him in the back...

more of me!! me!! me!! sorry, i was just trying to find the best lighting...

and the guys shone that big lightstand behind me!

which revealed a gigantic spiderweb...

and final photos without the helm~

i'm done ok. c'mon that wasn't even that many selfies for my favourite character. but it was actually cos i needed to change out and send giro home, and have dinner together - gamjatang~

it was boo's birthday that day so we went back home, washed up and celebrated her birthday... we also watched Follow, this really creepy horror porno movie. ok, it's not porno since all the important parts were covered, but it's still sex related. yucks.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

150722-25 VP WIP

the next few days we're all stuck in the office working our asses off to finish VP before the shoot. we went on a final trip to dongdaemon to get all the miscellaneous parts, wig and more gold pvc (1 yard was definitely not enough) - which we lost that day and had to rebuy it. managed to find it later on at the complex (and i have to recall 00's doomsday look as if it can never be found) AND buy it again just in case.

so here's the sheath belt done with all the accessories bought.

and the feathers all attached to the finished helm.

and my styled and trimmed wig!

the shoulder sleeves... which i should have attached it to the armour or somewhere so it didn't keep slipping..

we struggled the most with the breastplate because we kept failing at making the rounded cups. and ran out of material. bleah. rants ahead...

this project caused me so much pain... we got into SO MANY arguments with namchin because of this, and i almost wanted to give up. what was promised to be done in 10days, dragged on to a full month as we took our time to work. i spent full days in the office only to get like one tiny portion done. it was a horrible waste of time. and things weren't prioritised or given correctly, leading to misunderstandings, delays and more fights.

and then there was also problem with an ex team member looking for stuff in the office, which i felt was poorly handled by both namchin and the new team leader, though he argued that it was not so. what part of a good solution was running and avoiding supposed to be??? jeez. maybe koreans just do things differently. =_= sometimes i think he really has a big problem with the way he trains the guys. lead by example you know.

so anyway, back to the progress.

i used back of pvc and satin for the skirt, but pvc seemed to fit better. the gold stripes were cut and sewed on for the edges, and pasted on with yellow glue for the rest.

also finished up all the edge plates. what a pain for some place that's not very visible. 00 skipped dance school so that he could finish up faster and without regrets on friday, while i took all these and wasted the gold trimmings on the car ride to the dance school.

had popeyes for dinner with jeonghoon that day..

but the worst thing was, when i came back 5 hrs later, there was no progress made (or rather 5% of the sword base was done). i was so angry, i exploded. they took 2hrs to have dinner and the rest of the time to clean the place. where's the priorities, guys??? the place didn't even look clean at all!!! i stormed back and took a rest for the night. it seemed that 00 woke up his idea and finished the sword and sheath that night. i read the 2nd book omonim passed me to calm myself.

it's weird, the books she's giving is as if it's a prelude to what i'm about to experience.

the next day, in a calmer mood, i finished off the skirt.

on the day of the shoot i had some time to stick gold trimmings for the sword as well and covered up the back of the helm and such.

since the quarrel, we sped up and had almost 95% done on friday itself. so on saturday we relaxed a little. went to the buffet again with ark, pana and jeong hoon before dance. (wrong movement..) weekend price at jayeon byeolguk is a little more expensive at 19,900 won, but there was samgaetang~

after lesson, i went for shopping and more dinner with jooa. i was still pretty full so she ate while i drank. we bought a lot of clothes, and also stopped at her house afterwards. she had 2 dogs in her house.

i was finally able to have a girly heart to heart talk and complain all the bottled up emotions. it was so hard to actually talk to any of the guys there, for the fact that they are guys and they wouldn't understand women. and it was so easy to talk to jooa and tell her everything and having a friend who would understand. i realised i needed this so badly.

since i had a shoot on sunday, i couldn't stay over, but i was so glad i was able to meet up (thought i wouldn't after the fiasco the previous weekend, when she suddenly went MIA).

then i went home around 11 plus and almost got lost looking for the bus stop. thankfully i managed to board the bus home and reached yongin 1 plus. phew.