Archive | January 2012

New girl on the block

It took me more than one year to make up my mind and get Yukino. Back then, the plan was sticking to only one Dollfie Dream for at least a looooong time.

There she is!

The long time lasted only until December when Aoi joined the family. Yukino was feeling lovely and Aoi was a natural combination that worked perfectly from day one.

Aoi's first photo shoot

But then it came the overseas lottery… It was the first time I was participating in one and I decided to increase my chances. My boyfriend and I went for both Mariko and Millhi. The result was: he got Millhi and I, Mariko.

Initially, the idea was selling Mariko-sensei. It was nothing against her, but because of her white skin, I was a little concerned about having to invest again in a brand new set of hands. Silly, but true.

Millhi is not home yet. As they tried to deliver her when there was nobody home, we will have to wait until Monday to bring her home. Yesterday however, we picked Mariko-sensei up.

On the way home, I started doubting my plans of selling Mariko… I hadn’t opened the box yet, but it started to feel “wrong”. “And if I sell her to someone who will not take proper care of her”; “She is the first White Skin DDS. Won’t I regret not keeping her?” etc etc etc.

I opened VOLKS box and the tears came. I did not even remove the plastic because it would only make things worse.

After some thinking, I surrendered to her charms.

Okaerinasai Mariko-sensei!

She is too cute for me to let her go just like that. Mariko-sensei stays with the rest of the girls.

Our family is getting really big now and I am proud of every single of my girls.

On the move

I have been really busy lately. For the most part, it is because of work. Unfortunately, I haven’t found time to get back to my “normal” routine (which includes training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and going to the gym). However, I don’t lose heart. And not only I am going to be on the mat and on the gym floor really soon again, I am already planning further.

Hajimemashite. Aoi desu. Douzo yoroshiku.

On my first post of 2012, I already mentioned that I wanted to do some new things. The kick-off was my entrance to a photo contest (and if you haven’t voted yet, remember that you have until February 5th to do so). I also mapped this blog on a personalized domain (https://debbierodrigues.com/) and had a haircut.

Moi

Today, I came across an old blog entry I posted back in 2007 that reflects a lot of my spirit now. It reinforced the fact that I am not having just an impulse of excitement, that is who I am.

Yukino's new outfit

I hope to have some more news for everybody soon. And in the meantime, I continue doing my best to improve my photography skills.

Aoi & Yukino

Thanks for stopping by.

I need all the help I can get

To all my  friends out there! I need all the support you can give me.

For those who have Facebook: I need all the “Likes” I can get, PLEASE!

I entered the photo contest of a Belgian photographer and the prize is one photo shoot with him. I really want this photo badly. To win, I have to have the most “Likes” on my self portrait.

I can’t afford a photo shoot at the moment, but if I get this, it will be an awesome start!

The theme I chose was “Watch out! l’m aggressive!!”. I used a katana and my cosplay lenses to build my character.

If you also have FB, please go to this link (http://tinyurl.com/7s8c4ub) and “Like” my picture. And if you want to help me even more, spread the word to your friends, acquaintances, neighbors, colleagues, family and EVERYONE ELSE you know, please! If you vote and get me at least another vote, I am sure I can win this.

Thank you so much in advance!

Here she is!

Yesterday was the day that we welcomed Aoi!

Aoi, The box opening

The most wanted box for DD dolls!

Aoi, The box opening

Even Soubi came by to take a look.

Aoi, The box opening

I was so excited to have her in my arms. It feels a lot different from Yukino’s arrival, but by no way less special.

Aoi, The box opening

This time I made sure that my pictures were of better quality.

Aoi, The box opening

There she is!!!!

Aoi, The box opening

I can almost reach her…

Aoi, The box opening

The contents of the box.

More pictures of Aoi AND Yukino coming soon!

And number 2 is…

Yes! Even though in the beginning I have said that I was going to stick with one DD for a long time, I have ordered my second one.

In fact, she is “already” here, after spending 2 weeks at the customs office, they finally tried to deliver her today. Unfortunately, as I was at work, I do not have her in my arms yet. Tomorrow, I am going to the post office first thing in the morning.

And who is my second DD?

It is pretty much a no-brainer, but I simply felt she was the sister Yukino needed.

Aoi’s first version had that angry face, but the second one is much lighter. A serious, but not aggressive girl (this is my humble opinion – I adore both versions anyway).

I am so excited about her!!! I already have some clothes waiting for Aoi to arrive.

I can’t wait to start taking pictures of the two sisters together!

2012, here we go!

The end of 2011 was a busy one for me. Even though it was not busy in the sense that I wanted it to be, I made it to 2012!

Yukino and the plants

I am not a resolution person. I always associate the idea of “resolution” with a plan that will not last long enough. Many times, they are motivated by external factors and are full of enthusiasm, but lack content.

Yukino and Louise

In my case, I prefer to plan. It is not by chance that I describe myself as The Planner.

Yukino playing in the forest

As long as one does not get stuck in their plans, or lost whenever the smallest thing goes wrong, planning allows you to get “somewhere”.

Yukino on figure.fm

Danny Choo’s New Year’s message really got me thinking. Unfortunately, I am not skilled like him or people like Chun, Smithy, Kurai KawaiMiette-chanLeticia Ribeiro and Jamie Eason (just to name a few I admire). However, I have dreams. I know what I want for myself, for my life and my future. I also know what I do not want. And that is my start point for 2012.

Arrival in Ghent

Please bare with me in this journey throughout this leap year.

Yukino's last trip of 2011

Wishing you all a great 2012!!!