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Dungeons and Dragons: Character Creation

character creation

This isn’t really a “How to Make Your Own D&D Character” article per se. It’s mostly me, geeking out and telling the whole world how I make my characters in D&D. You will learn my techniques in making quirky, life-like characters in D&D.

Geeky Adventures, LIFESTYLE

My Top Picks: Board Games for Three


I just love love love playing board games. Seriously, I can spend an entire day just playing and not notice the time passing by. It’s addicting and fun. And I just love board games make you think and strategize. But not all board games are well, fun. Here are my favorite board games that you can play with 3 players and above!

Geeky Adventures, LIFESTYLE

Axent Wear: The Cat Ear Headphones Everyone is Talking About


It was November 2014 when I supported the crowdfunding of two ladies, Wenqing Yan (Yuumei) and Victoria Hu, with a dream to produce these beautiful cat ear headphones that use the cat ears as speakers. Axent Wear was started by two UC Berkeley alumni with an idea. An idea for some really great, unique headphones that had never been pioneered before. Or at least, not like this.

ART, Geeky Adventures

My Picks: Top Indie Komiks from Komikon


My Picks: Top Indie Komiks from Komikon

Every year, I go to Komikon. Our Komikon is different from the comic conventions of other countries because our Komikon focuses on the artists and local comic industry, whether indie or not. Komikon hosts talks and presentations about the creation, marketing, and state of the comic industry of the Philippines. With this kind of event, the industry is creating more and more Filipino comic creators every year. 

This year, these are my top comic picks:

Geeky Adventures

Ekophone Sage Lite Review

sageliteInexpensive doesn’t mean low quality. That’s something that really struck me when I was first introduced to Ekotek. Ekotek is a company producing inexpensive gadgets in high quality standards.  Right now, they’ll be releasing multiple new models of Ekophones.

Geeky Adventures, LIFESTYLE

#VPartySeries Experience: Review

The #VPartySeries is produced by Breakout Philippines. I’ve blogged about how much I was looking forward to this event a few weeks ago. I was invited to bring two of my friends to try their special collaboration with Victoria Court. Because Spectre was showing, we chose the 007 room to book for the must try terrifying Breakout!


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Sagittarium Archery Range


As I was browsing through kFit, I just so happened to see “One Hour Use of Archery Range” in the title. In the midst of boxing, yoga, and gym use in kFit, this stood out. I have never seen anyone do archery before, nor do I know anyone who diligently practices it. I remember that there used to be archery lessons in UP a long time ago, but I never got to try that. After my time in a gun shooting range, I admit my interest was piqued. My fingers raced to reserve the slot to an hour’s worth of archery. I was giddy with excitement while waiting for my time slot to arrive. Sagittarium Archery Range sounds like a promising new sport to try.

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Must Try: Terrifying Breakout

Yesterday, I posted about learning to use the gun to survive zombie apocalypse. Now it’s time to test my other survival skills. Puzzling how to get out of the a locked room in a time pressured environment with many probably horrifying external distractions. Are you excited? I’m shaking! In terror or excitement, I’m not sure which!

Mark your calendars for November 7, 2015 and get ready for the ultimate Halloween event of the year! FOX International Channels and Victoria Court are partnering up with Breakout Philippines, the country’s premiere escape room game, to bring you an immersive horror experience like no other!

Geeky Adventures, LIFESTYLE

Asia Pop Comic Convention 2015 Experience

Asia Pop Comic Convention was one of the most awaited conventions in the Philippines by many fans. There were a lot of celebrities, online personalities, and others that were invited as guests for the event. So many nice booths were stationed there too, there was even an artist alley. It was a three day event, from September 18 until 20, at the World Trade Center, Pasay.

I only attended APCC on the second day, September 19, for various personal reasons. I got to APCC pretty early. By early I mean around 8:30 am. The parking was still spacious but there was already a REAALLYYYY long line to get in. I figured that I should eat breakfast first and wait for the doors to open so the line wouldn’t be as long. So I crossed the street and killed some time in the nearby Jollibee, spending time with my fries and spaghetti meal. When I got back to the event, the doors were open and they were letting people in, BUT THE LINE JUST GOT LONGER.


I didn’t mind lining up because the line was very organized. There were a lot of marshals that supervise the lines, not letting them in too crowded so there is ventilation. They also stop people from cutting in line and facilitated a fast flow of line and even assured people via announcements that the line was indeed moving and there are no delays. With just that, I was very impressed and I didn’t feel an ounce of irritation with the event organizers.


Inside the WTC lobby, they had set up different booths for those buying tickets and those who bought the tickets online. The line for buying tickets was intense while there were almost none for those who bought tix online. It was startling to see that line because usually the line for buying tickets to an event stop being so long, or disappear altogether, after lunch. Not so in APCC. Straight until 5pm, the line to buy tickets was still the same length amount as that morning.

When I finally entered the hall, it hit me that this was the biggest comic convention I had ever attended, in both the area of the place and the enormity of the event itself.


APCC were featuring a lot of activities in the event! There was an alley for artists and for them to showcase and sell their merchandise, an inflatable HUMAN FOOSBALL arena, tables for the guests to do their meet and greets, and screens where Star Wars trailers and e-game tournaments were showing. There was a Hulkbuster armor displayed where you can have your picture taken inside the thing, the doodlers community were doodling on white Mini Coopers, galleries for figurines, booths selling different merchandise, companies showcasing their games, and a  LOT of other stuff.

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After the quick ocular around the place, I immediately headed towards Synergy88’s booth in the middle. They had partnered up with World of Fun and are featuring Kuna, a Virtual Reality game developed locally by none other than Synergy 88 Studios Inc. They even feature a space to exhibit their Motion Capture (MoCap for short) during APCC. It was so cool! And I’m forever thanking my lucky stars I got to try it out. More on the Motion Capture of Synergy at a later post!

There were a ton of cosplayers roaming around the events place. Even though the cosplay competition was to be held the day after, it didn’t hinder the fans from dressing up to show their fandom love. I was not an exception!

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I had scrounged up a closet cosplay of Asami Sato from the series Avatar: the Book of Korra. I actually came as Asami because my friends were planning to make an Avatar meet-up session during the second day of APCC and I wanted to be part of the fun! Honestly, that meet up was a big reason why I chose to attend APCC’s second day instead of the other two.


I was pleasantly surprised that the crowd during APCC were very polite! They asked nicely if they could take your photos, left you alone when they saw you resting, and most of all, I haven’t heard a peak from anyone claiming to be harassed. It was a great crowd for sure!

It was a policy in WTC to not let food or drinks inside the venue. The solution they thought of for that was kiosks were established right outside, near the parking grounds. I think it was a brilliant solution. The food smell would have permeated the area and it would be messy. Tossed wrappers, spilled drinks, marks from god-knows-what. It would have been terrible. Although it was sweltering hot outside, I think its a better alternative to the mess it would have otherwise created in the event itself.

At the end of it all, to finish off the day, they had a fireworks show. It was mesmerizing as all fireworks are. It was impressive though I wish it had lasted longer.

Asia Pop Comic Convention isn’t perfect, though. I have heard complaints from people who had rented out booths that there were miscommunications. There were also cases of stolen properties, not just from the con-goers, but the guests were victims of burglary, too.

Through the hiccups, I personally had a blast in the event! I’d like to give my congratulations to the management and event organizers of APCC. I had a lot of fun and I have heard frequent positive feedback about the convention. I applaud you for coming to Manila and holding this very big event. I hope to see you again next year and I wish that this could be a more regular thing.


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