bear-and-bee

THE BASICS

Username/s: pibolarbears
Name or nickname: Bee. Bears, #TeamBears
Gender/Pronouns: N/A
Age: 20

ABOUT THE BLOGGER

Favorite color: Aqua Variety
Favorite season: Winter
Favorite animal: I… uhh… Foxes and Owls…?
Birthday: June 8th
Hobbies: Creative Activities
A fact about yourself: British/Australian
Pet peeves: Obnoxiously talking loud, pig-headedness

THE CLAN

Clan Name: Treelock
Clan Type: Kitsunes Though atm its Wolves….
Describe it generally (themes, magic/no magic, etc): Very naturally based, often found around the Sakura Trees and native growing woods, rarely ventures further beyond their grove, hence the name of ‘Treelock’, very nature based in elements in regards to any magic performed. 
One fact about your lore: To defend themselves from potential enemies, the Alpha and mate will set up traps of particular trees that are known to deter natural predators to keep enemies at bay while the Shaman’s protect the others.
Alliances/Rivalries: None at the moment, this clan is self-sufficient.
Favored God: Treelock don’t openly disclose who they follow, but Lune is their choice.
Government/Leadership Structure: It’s pretty open in terms of democracy. Though Xiack is leader, but she listens to whom ever speaks.
Clan Colors: Very natural based colours. Very too the landscape and all that.Anything beyond that ‘natural’ colour range are considered ‘exotic’ and rule of their own accord.
RP Clan?: Potentially it will be.

THE ALPHA

Name: Xiack
Gender: Female (Though she was supposed to be male…….)
Appearance (picture or description): 


Personality:
Solitary at best, will listen to those who wish to speak concerns and has a very kind heart despite the ‘cold’ look.
Mate/Consort/SO: Unknown at the current time. (Server related issues)
How do they lead?: Democratically, and with the best interest of the clan, making sure it’s peaceful.
Are you happy with them? Anything you’d change?: She needs to be a He and Wolf needs to be fox. But they will be changed asap at best.

THE FUTURE

What are you most excited about in CH?: Just the different style to other Sims I’ve played. 
What is a clan you’d like to see in the future?: Hyenas? They’d be pretty cool.
What is one thing you’re worried about in CH’s future?: Future problems involving the community and who is allowed to run amok in it. I have stories and heard many, and I don’t want it to happen to such a young and potential site.
One thing you’d like to get into in CH? (Art, lore, RP, etc)?: Everything and anything? If the opportunity arises, I would love to jump on it. (Like little creative competitions…)
Will you buy a KS pack/premium account?: If opportunity strikes? Yeah I will. Leave money aside from work if I get any and just fund this neat little project.
Do you plan on having more accounts in the future?: Permitted? Probably. But they will be lore related.

Hey deeproar-ch chkizmetto, your turn.

I need more blogs to follow!

I’ve never done this before, hopefully it works! Please like/reblog if you blog about the following:

• Steven Universe
• Bee and Puppycat
• Star Vs. the Forces of Evil
• Disney Fairies
• We Bare Bears
• Pokèmon
• Gravity Falls
• Self Love/Motivation

FRIDAY FRENZY | etsyfindoftheday 5 | 7.24.15

bear pun love card by artandsoulcreativeco

i’m a sucker for a good pun, and for a cute bear with honey. hence, this card is perfection :) enjoy your weekend, followers!!

Once upon a time there was a bear and a bee who lived in a wood and were the best of friends. All summer long the bee collected nectar from morning to night while the bear lay on his back basking in the long grass. When winter came the bear realised he had nothing to eat and thought to himself ‘I hope that busy little bee will share some of his honey with me.’ But the bee was nowhere to be found - he had died of a stress induced coronary disease.
—  Banksy
First of summer

Summer’s here, and post-college life means that, unless you’re rich enough to just stay at home and become a housewife (or, I don’t know, live off your trust fund for a while before you take over your dad’s company), you still have to go to work while the undergrads party their weeknights away in some overrated stretch of sand and sea.

I, on the other hand, have one summer break left before the rest of them get eaten up by spending hours interning in law firms or judicial offices. So I’m making the most of this one last long vacation before I start opening up those books and become a hermit again. Instead of drooling with envy over photos of rustic Americana or European storefronts all over the Internet, I’ve decided to bring a bit of vintage love into my home by scouring through thrift stores.

A couple of days ago, I headed to Sucat Avenue in Parañaque to look for a vintage clutch made of real tan or mahogany leather, similar to the one sold out on Etsy, pictured below. I have a thing for genuine leather, especially worn and aged over the years so the color is no longer even.

(If anyone knows where I can get one like it, please let me know!)

The ukay-ukays (thrift stores) in Sucat are smaller and slightly cleaner than the others I’ve been to up north, but there aren’t as many of them and the variety of items is limited. I live nearby though, so they’re the most accessible and most convenient for me.

I first visited the one in Jaka Plaza, called Fashion Delite. The store itself is quite clean and well-lit, with airconditioning and a slightly more bearable smell than most ukays. I couldn’t find any bag or clutch that matched the description, but I did see a Cambridge Satchel knock-off in chocolate brown (which cost 480 pesos) and an old Ralph Lauren canvas messenger bag.

Instead, I found a Cotton On chambray midi skirt that was a size or two too big for me. I found another longer chambray skirt, but the material was too thin and I looked more grandma-frumpy than Little-House-on-the-Prairie-frumpy (although there probably isn’t much of a difference between the two). 

In any case, after looking through That Kind of Woman’s Polyvore, I realized that there’s something downright comforting about simple and rustic dressing, especially in the summer. I still love a good pair of denim shorts, but I’m tired of looking like I’m fifteen years old and my friends know how much I dislike bright colors (except for a good solid blue or red once in a while). I’ve discovered that long silhouettes and loose, breezy clothes do the trick in this heat. But more on that later.

Aside from the skirt, I also found a blouse that looks like it’s from the Muji spring/summer catalogue. 

It looks like it’s seersucker with those mini pinstripes, and I really like the way it fits. It makes me look like a mom, but I love that. This blouse is perfect for hiding the tummy I gained over my first year in law school. I’d wear it with skinny jeans and flats or white shorts and slip-on sandals (and maybe a well-dressed three-year-old holding my hand to complete the look). The top and skirt cost 135-150 individually, but the guy at the counter gave them to me for 250 for both. Tip for this store: buy more than one item and you pay less. Not all ukays in Sucat do that without you having to haggle.

The next store I went to was the one in the Uniwide Warehouse. It doesn’t have a name, but it’s marked by a big banner saying “UKAY UKAY” in bold letters. The place is hot, stuffy, and smells strongly of whatever they put in the huge boxes the clothes came in, but they have a good collection of boots and their bags aren’t bad, either.

I still couldn’t find a genuine leather bag in the color I wanted, but there were hanging from the ceiling were two large travel bags for men. One was a chocolate-colored canvas and reminded me of Tod’s (maybe it was, but I couldn’t see the logo clearly), and the other was in black leather. Even though I love menswear and men’s accessories, I wasn’t looking for anything big so I decided not to bother with them.

While checking the rack where the smaller bags were placed, I found a canvas bag with faux leather straps and a printed design that was fading away quite nicely. I like old, vintage-looking things, and it looked like it’s been through the worst. I had to have it. 

I know the French is fake (and pretty darn awful at that, but hey, it’s got an anchor! Who doesn’t love anchors?), but I wanted it anyway. The only problem was that it cost 380 pesos, and I only had 150 left in my wallet. I tried haggling with the girl at the store, but she wouldn’t go down to 150. So I left without it that night.

The next day, on the way to Makati, I went back to the ukay with enough money and finally bought it after haggling a bit more. I told my sister to have our maid submerge it in some hot water first before washing it with soap and cold water. A tip for thrift store finds: my aunt told me to always put your thrift store clothing purchases (and in this case, canvas bags) in a basin of hot water for a couple of hours before washing them in the washing machine or by hand.

The blouse, skirt, and bag cost me just 600 pesos all in all, a lot less than what I paid for a white linen T-shirt from Zara which cost 995 pesos (or more!). This is why I love ukays and thrift stores – there are so many great finds and I don’t even have to spend more than a couple of days’ worth of allowance.

I’ll be dropping by some antique thrift stores soon, and maybe even visit Quiapo bridge for some things for home. But for now, I’ll be looking around for more clothes and accessories to build up my summer wardrobe. 

Fashion Delite is located at Jaka Plaza, which is right after the 7/11 at the corner of San Antonio Avenue and Sucat Avenue if you’re coming from Skyway. Uniwide Warehouse is right beside Jaka Plaza. 

The Bear and the Bee

Once upon a time there was a Bear and a Bee who lived in a wood and were the best of friends. All summer long the Bee collected nectar from morning to night while the Bear lay on his back basking in the long grass.

When Winter came the Bear realised he had nothing to eat and thought to himself ‘I hope that busy little Bee will share some of his honey with me’. But the Bee was nowhere to be found- he had died of stress induced coronary disease…