Monthly Archives: August 2016

Project 1: Hello there Lil’ Humming Bird

Initially, my model was suppose to be a whale. I decided to make a hummingbird instead when I was playing around with a fan blade that I have brought from Thieves’ Market. Somehow, I made the connection between a fan blade and a humming bird. The spinning of a fan blade resembled that of the wings of a humming bird flying, since those creatures are known for their rapid flapping of wings. I had this inspiration to make a movable model, hence I decided to retain the function of a working fan in my work.  Besides, I thought it was a really, really, cool idea!



I actually had to make a second trip back to Thieves’ Market because I recalled seeing these kind of fans being sold, at around the price of $3-5. So I went around looking for a functional one. I brought some kind of circuit board as well and other materials, just in case I couldn’t make the humming bird, I can always back up with my initial whale idea.

I had to snap off the plastic covering since the fan blades were attached to the circular base of it. It was kind of stressful because I was afraid I might snap the wires off by accident, whoops! Since the plan is to retain the function of the moving fan blades.


Turns out the circuit board was of good use as a base support for the fan! (Nope, I didn’t use any tech-ny magic! I’m not an engineer, psh!)  since it’s too heavy for it to stand alone. I have attached the fan onto a screw as a support stand and added along a head as well.


Before attaching everything together, I was trying to figure out if it was possible to attached a body onto the rotating fan, without having the body rotate as well.

Of course, it was kind of impossible, so I decided to leave a gap in between the body and the fans, so as not to obstruct the movements of the rotating fans. And I think it worked out pretty well, as in terms of visualization, as I can see a full figure of a humming bird.

Final Look:



Click here.
(The video isn’t that obvious, but the wings are moving.)

Adventure Time: Thieves’ Market

You know the saying: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

That’s what this project literally is about. We have to make a model out from…trash. Good trash, of course.


It was a really hot and humid day though! Still there were many things to be seen and bought. There was a variety of items being sold; from spare electronic parts to odd-looking objects. Just like the snake staff at the picture below. It was really cool!


Bet it was costly. Speaking of costs, the items there are really cheap. But of course, the best way to get the best price is to… Bargain. I got to test my bargaining skills for the first time. I can say I made some decent deals, psh!


(I was really tempted to get that zapdos badge. Because #TEAMINSTICT )

To be honest, I didn’t really have a fixed idea of a model I had wanted to build. So I brought parts which looked interesting or caught my eye and along the way, formed some kind of creature I had wanted to make; A whale, initially.

It’s kind of sad to know that this place wouldn’t be around long. I’m glad to have at least visited this place once more (the first time when I was a much younger) even though it’s reduced in size. It was still a very interesting sight to see as well as junks to buy!

Project 1A: Mrs. Potato Head

(Title was inspired from Melanie Martinez’s song, Mrs. Potato Head.)

My overall theme was heavily influenced by the standard of beauty nowadays. The reason why I chose this topic was because whenever we scroll through social networking sites, we would come across a post or two about related to beauty, even the bizarre ones. For example, the recent “sheet of paper” body trend, where women are trying to compare their waist line with a sheet of A2 paper. There are those who took drastic measures just to achieve that look. And what for? Attention? Fame? A sense of achievement?

It’s scary how social media can affect one’s perception of beauty.



(I wanted to achieve this look of “paper cut out dress up dolls.”)

This piece was inspired by a personal experience of mine. There are times where I don’t feel like dolling myself up for a certain event. My mother will insist that I have to have makeup on at least. Why? Her answer was because I was a woman. Is it bad not to look petty in public?

In a way, it makes me feel women are subjected to having to look pretty all the time.



Does it become an identity to have and be recognized as someone attractive? Is image that important? What happens when that very image is gone? Does it lead to a lost of identity?

It makes you wonder if  we as human being pride outer beauty over inner beauty any day.



It isn’t bad that we, as human beings, want to look attractive. It is only human nature to be obsessed about it. Or is it? Perhaps we’ve been influenced much by the media in our everyday lives. Let’s be honest, when have beauty commercials chose someone considered less attractive over someone more attractive? It puts this negative feeling unto us, that if you’re not attractive, you’re nothing because “No one will love you if you’re unattractive.”

We learn what we see. Subconsciously, we believe what is shown to us.



There are people who will go to the extent just to alter their look. Barbie here is used as a metaphor of “Even if pretty does hurt, it’s probably not worth it to start cutting and pasting because one may regret trying to make themselves into something they are not.” Remember, though barbie is pretty, she is still plastic. So why put yourself to achieve something that is plastic?

Maybe, we as humans should accept what we consider as flaws; the very aspect that makes us humans and not pretty plastic dolls.

I would like to conclude that it is one’s choice to do what they want with their body. No matter what, the most important is being comfortable with oneself.

The one and only Animal Whisperer

Hey heeey!

Need your cat to stop scratching your furniture?

Or your dog to stop drinking from the toilet bowl?

How about the power to control birds to do your work just like Snow White?

Well here you have it to help you out with your daily animal needs, your new superhero in town a.k.a Animal Whisperer.
Totally no hidden motive to start an animal kingdom to achieve world domination.



Thanks Valantia for the awesome design! Hahaha!

Just for laughs. (And for a way to de-stress and amuse myself because I’m a weirdo like that.)