August 28, 2011

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

My rating: ★★★★★

Summary:  When a peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of myterious, brain-twisting tests.  But in the end, only four very special children succeed.  Their challenge is to go on a very secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children can complete.  With their newfound friendship, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?

What I Like: 
The story was very interesting and I didn't get bored at all!  It made me think a lot!  It was extremely mind-bending!

What I Don't Like: 
I loved every bit of the book, even the illustrations!  Well, Mr. Curtain kind of creeped me out a bit. Haha!

My Comments:
They should definitely make this into an animated movie!  I want to voice Constance, my favorite character! 

New Hair!

Hi guys. What do you think of my new hair?  Haha.  I just decided to get bangs for fun.  I look like a Japanese.  

August 22, 2011


I bought these two necklaces at a store called a'postrophe in Glorietta 4. (Near the foodcourt & beside Cook's Exchange)

I looooove the store.  The items they sell are very trendy.  They have cute accessories, wallets, bags and even notebooks!  Plus, the store smells nice too!

Make sure you come and visit a'postrophe!

August 21, 2011

Wit beyond measure, is a man's greatest treasure!

Have any of you guys received your Pottermore Welcome emails?  I didn't know I received mine until I just logged on Pottermore for fun, and it actually let me start exploring!  I was thrilled! 

Overall, the experience was great, though it needed sound effects.  It was so quiet that I needed to play my own music to make the experience more enjoyable.  

The part where we visit Diagon Alley was so much fun!  I got to buy all my school supplies and books.  Most importantly, I was able to buy my own wand!  Oh the thrill of being chosen by the wand! 

I was also really excited for my sorting at Hogwarts!  After a series of questions, the Sorting Hat placed me in good old Ravenclaw!  (Just checked the Great Hall, Ravenclaw has the most students. Hahaha!)

I finished The Sorcerer's Stone yesterday, so there's not much to do except brew potions, challenge people to Wizard's Duels and wait for the Chamber of Secrets.  Please come faster!

Add me on Pottermore! 

August 11, 2011

One Less Lonely Girl

Did this for my friend, Nina.  I did this pretty late since I had an art block for the past week.  But then I got a super awesome idea for her doodle and went straight to work.  I'm pleased with the design. Heck yeah.  (Starting to try out some texture brushes on Photoshop!)

August 10, 2011


Albus Dumbledore: After all this time, Severus?
Severus Snape: Always.

Okay, so I am currently on a Severus/Lily phase right now.  Their story is just so sad!  Ugh.  Well if Severus didn't care so much about his reputation, he and Lily would be perfect.  Boo. /thumbs down

Please do not steal. Thank you! c:

Lol, I drew this the other day.  Please excuse my coloring skillz.  I am still practicing.  Severus just looks...awkward.  Though I am quite pleased with how Lily and James turned out.

While drawing this, Breakeven by The Script came up on my iTunes shuffle.  That song was just perfect for the Severus's situation!  Ugh, my heart.  It shattered.

Severus Snape, James Potter & Lily Evans (c) JK Rowling
Artwork (c) Arielle Guevara

August 3, 2011

Congratulations, you are magical!

Hello, fellow Potterheads!  So last June 24, JK Rowling lauched Pottemore, a brand new online reading experience based on the Harry Potter books.

Credits to
Registration would be officially open on October, but the site announced that we should visit Pottermore on July 31st to find out how we can register early!

I practically woke up early just to check Pottermore!  Besides that, it was also JK Rowling's and Harry Potter's birthday!  Hooray to our Queen and to the Boy Who Lived!

Anyway, I waited for a few hours until they announced on the Pottermore twitter account that they would be launching "The Magical Quill" challenge.  The Magical Quill is basically the quill that writes the name of each magical child in a book once they are born.

From July 31 to August 6, Pottermore will be posting clues from the Harry Potter books.  Solve the clue, and you will be taken to a website where the Magical Quill will be revealed.  When you find the Magical Quill, you will be taken back to the Pottermore homepage where you can register early!

I quickly brought out my Sorcerer's Stone book, since the clue on July 31 was from the first book.  The clue was released at a little after than 8 AM in UK time, so that would be around 4 PM here in the Philippines.

When the clue was FINALLY revealed, I quickly grabbed my book and started scanning the chapter where Hagrid first brought Harry to Diagon Alley because the clue was:

How many owls are featured on the sign of the Eyelops Owl Emporium? Multiply this number by 49.

I hurriedly typed my answer at the end of and hit Enter.  I was then led to Sony USA where I had to 'catch' the Magical Quill, and lucky enough, I caught it!  My hands couldn't stop shaking after I was taken back to the Pottermore homepage with a link that said "Register now"!

So I registerd for Pottermore and chose the username SkyScale183.  JK Rowling called me magical!  Yay!

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! (That was me screaming!)

I received my confirmation email the day after and I couldn't stop freaking out because I will be one of the million who get to 'shape the experience' before the site opens to all in October!

Oh how I can't until I get my Welcome email!  I will check every single day.  Can't wait to 'shape the experience'!

If you guys already registered for Pottermore, comment your usernames! See ya on Pottermore!