Daily rambles, stumbles and travels

Monday, 28 June 2010


Time for an update, since previous to my MJ remembrance I hadn't updated this journal for at least three months >___> *ahem*

SO, just to straighten things out...

- I am NOT working at Sea Life anymore, I haven't since late April. The travel to and from work was demanding on my mentally, physically and a big dip in my pay, it just wasn't the job for me sadly.

- LOTRs: Two Towers LIVE was amazing! To hear Howard Shores score come to life in person was truly astounding.

- Fozzy Live was rockin'! A little crushed and Jericho actually threw a bottle into the crowd, which I caught with my head...seriously, it was like there was a target on my forehead that it beelined for XD But it was definitely worth the bump!

- My Draenei Cosplay for the London MCM Expo was VERy successful, the body paint lasted pretty much all day! Although, my hooves unfortunately destroyed my feet after three hours, so I had to resort to my flatter, more comfy shoes I had prepared for such an event. it was SO busy, but despite that, I managed to meet folks and get plenty of fans surrounding my costume. Not sure if I'll be attending the October Expo just yet, I need to think of a Cosplay first!

Photos with my Cosplay homies!
Full length shot of me with my hooves

- Cali-forn-ia was a success! My sister and I survived the very busy trip spending five days in each and then greyhound busing (The American version of what Englands National Express is) our way from LA to San Diego, with plenty of photos and video footage to tell our tales. Of course the highlight was Disneyland and Sea World! I must admit, I prefer San Diego to LA, if not for the better public transport but just for the cleanliness of the place. LA really needs to do some major clean up to say it's a well known tourist spot! Such a great experience to see how different people are from West versus the East coast. (I swear I'll upload photos on here later!)
Don't forget to check out my YOUTUBE Channel for updates!

So that wraps a majority of subjects up!
I have some plans on the horizon which I am now researching into, I'll fill ya'll in when I get it all sorted out and get some definite plans in motion. Until then, have some artwork, since I still hold my pencil and paper firm in my hand :D

Saturday, 26 June 2010

A Year On

I decide to update this blog today of all days, as it is a year since Michael Jacksons passing.

To memorialise this, I managed to get down to London to visit the o2 Arena with my sister and show our remembrance in our own way. We were expecting to see a few people around the arena, since there were many gatherings last year around his passing. I was really delighted to see that the 02 arena had actually dedicated a hall to the fans to pay their respects, where his music was playing and you could place cards, flowers, drawings, cuddly toys, whatever you felt to place down in respect to Michael. They had even placed the previous years tributes and walls that people had signed for people to view, along with a new wall for fans to sign. My sister and I of course left our mark, with a few doodles and words. As my sister and I lay down the sunflowers and vanilla candle we had bought on the table, we wrote our own notes and wrapped them around the stem of the flowers. I had to keep my composure when 'Remember The Time' flowed through the hall, I class that as "our song".

It was a really serene atmosphere, unlike last year, fans had time to settle and come to terms with his passing.
We ended our visit by heading to Kensington Gardens to view the Peter Pan statue (Surprisingly, I had never visited before) and found a smile creep on my face as there was a spotlight from the evening sun shining on the statue. Right alongside with the lake, there were many ducklings too ^___^
The day ended eating KFC and fanta (KFC and orange juice were supposed favourites of Michaels diet XD ) with a dessert at Garfunkel's.
This visit was a refreshing visit to London as a majority of visits "to the smoke" (As my Pa like to put it) usually feature a mass race to a destination and the subway lines being closed. But, on this visit, it was slower paced and not as busy. It also seemed like a type of closure, I understood and accepted that Michael has past, but will still be here with his voice.

You will never be forgotten,

<3 <3 Michael Jackson <3 <3