Friday, February 06, 2004

After so long.

Hey guys - I know I haven't been around for a really long, long time, and I'm really sorry - been stuck to my LJ more than anything else. So... I really can't promise that I'll be updating here anymore - though I am thinking of going all obsessive-compulsive and posting here anyway.

Mai was right - nothing beats your blog, considering all the posts that I've dumped here - though LJ, does beat it in neatness.

So anyway - though I won't be updating this place as regularly - please, feel free to look still and drop by - but I'm relocating to my LJ now.

Please follow the link, and feel free to comment anytime. Just post your name please - anonymous posters will not be tolerated.

Thanks much, darlings!

- Mel (a.k.a. Noei)

melina @ 4:32:00 AM )O(

Sunday, December 28, 2003


What am I doing?

melina @ 5:21:00 PM )O(

Wide awake...

Woke up just a few... *counts* roughly minutes ago and decided to get myself online. *yawns* This is nutz.

I've completely forgotten why I hitched myself in the direction of Legolas of Mirkwood, one heck of a site, mind you - it's been on my sidebar since version 2. Anyway, there's this interesting area that some of you might want to see, but do sign the guestbook and give the girl credit - she's absolutely wonderful.^^ Left her a comment on her LJ and am hoping she'll reply soon.

[pauses to reply to]

*blinks* Holy shit! Now I've remembered why I went online in the firstplace.

Dang it, why does elvish have to be so hard anyway? Shouldn't the movie have sort of online translator or whatever you call it, because I'm well into Chapter Six of Points of Five and am still in the dark about this phrase: Darkness has come to Middle-Earth.

And yes, ladies and gents, I need that in elvish. Ger. Which I am ot willing to wait for long anymore and have decided that I will download the whole frickin' English-Quenya dictionary that I found and check out the section on grammar.


The things I do just to get rid of present headaches.

Find newer ones.

melina @ 5:18:00 PM )O(

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

If Tomorrow Never Comes...

Been going thru several songs installed into the iTunes that's sitting in my computer compiling various OSTs to suit myself, and have realized that a number of my personal favorites takl about tomorrow.

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
- William Shakespeare

I guess the next day is what keeps me going when all else fails. The promise of something new and fresh. Something that I haven't experienced yet.

That is what tomorrow is.

. . .

*laughs* That's me going thoughtful again. Merry Christmas guys!

The light changes when you're in the room.
If tomorrow never comes
I would want just one thing
I would tell it to the stars and the sun
I would write it for the world to see
And it's you-ou-oooou
The light changes when you're in the room
Oh it's you-ou-oooou
Oh it's you

If tomorrow never comes
I would want just one wish
To kiss your quiet mouth
And trace the steps with my finger tips
And it's you-ou-ooou
The light changes when you're in the room

Oh it's you-ou-oooou
Oh it's you
Oh it's you-ou

Oh it's you-ou-oooou
Oh it's you
Oh oh it's you
Oh it's you-ou

- It's You; Michelle Branch "Hotel Paper"

Many thanks to Meridian for the lovely icon of Sean Bean that now sits in my LJ.

melina @ 4:13:00 AM )O(

Sunday, December 21, 2003


You are Form 9, Vampire: The Undying.

"And The Vampire was all that remained on
the blood drowned creation. She attempted to
regrow life from the dead. But as she was
about to give the breath of life, she was
consumed in the flame of The Phoenix and the
cycle began again."

Some examples of the Vampire Form are Hades (Greek)
and Isis (Egyptian).
The Vampire is associated with the concept of
death, the number 9, and the element of fire.
Her sign is the eclipsed moon.

As a member of Form 9, you are a very realistic
individual. You may be a little idealistic,
but you are very grounded and down to earth.
You realize that not everything lasts, but you
savor every minute of the good times. While
you may sometimes find yourself lonely, you
have strong ties with people that will never be
broken. Vampires are the best friends to have
because they are sensible.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
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melina @ 10:59:00 PM )O(

Sound-tripping and an all around good day.

I'm home from Festival Mall and stuffed with the baked chicken (minus the breadcrumbs) that was my dinner. My Tito Rene is downstairs marveling at the DVD player that is my Dad's and two Christmas pressies now sit at the bottom of the tree.

Aside from that, Flip, who has finally u0pdated his blog is talking to a darling friend on the phone - could be Sis, could be someone else, but I am here and listening to My Immortal loop on iTunes.

Spent a particularly interesting morning cuddling a fluffy shih tzu at my coach's house until the classroom session for hockey headed by Tsiarls and Reiner pushed through. TJ was there, Dani as well. And Dad, somewhere in the background listening to the breifing just as much as me.

Christmas is next week - but somehow, at the same time it seems a million year away considering that I'm not exactly all a-fluff about it.

I'd like to be. But the song playing in the background won't let me.

I miss a lot of things. And, annoying enough, the dreams that have been following me around for several days now have every bit of participation in it.

I'll have to admit openly now to Harle, and the rest of my girls - and even to Athens that yes, I have not been sleeping as well as I would like to be. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be my choice on whether or not I float in spaces all-too familiar and all-too vague at the same time. The same 'mall' that seems to symbolize my world, varied things that strike me odd, and a man who makes my heart skip a beat when he looks at me. And I know he feels the same way.

Stranger to know with a kind of uneasy certainty that I will not meet him here. Not now, at least. And it doesn't help to ward away the comforting chill in the air that doesn't, no, it doesn't make me want to cry in all drama and such, but makes me wonder instead if a crystal ball and all other wishes and spells and such in the books that sit on my shelf are the solution.

Naturally, I know the answer to that - every modern day and avidly practical witch would.

No. Cards, divination tools and such are not the solution. They are simply what they are - tools. And the magick lies in the person and not in the objects.

Damn. I want to get working on Points of Five. Unfortunately, I have to sort out several things first - such as the damnable script of FOTREE, which is in my My Documents inside the file folder of POINTS OF FIVE - but won't copy and paste properly onto MS Word so that I can print it out, small font and all.

Again: Damn.

. . .

Song For Today:

I linger in the doorway
of alarm clock screaming monsters calling my name
let me stay
where the wind will whisper to me
where the raindrops as they're falling tell a story

in my field of paper flowers
and candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
and watch my purple sky fly over me

don't say I’m out of touch
with this rampant chaos - your reality
I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge
the nightmare I built my own world to escape

in my field of paper flowers
and candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
and watch my purple sky fly over me

swallowed up in the sound of my screaming
cannot cease for the fear of silent nights
oh how I long for the deep sleep dreaming
the goddess of imaginary light

in my field of paper flowers
and candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
and watch my purple sky fly over me

-Imaginary; Fallen

. . .

If I ever failed to see
Know I never meant it
If I ever failed to note that you stood there crying
Know I cried inside for us both

Knowing that things could never be.

"Do not cry for me...
I will see you there.
... and I will know your name."
- spoiler for Points of Five

melina @ 4:52:00 AM )O(

Friday, December 19, 2003

Okay, so I cheated... maybe

*laughs* I still have the final result as the final result.^^

David's Baby
David Wenham should be the father of your baby.
Sexy David is an Aussie dream come true, as will be
your new arrival. Look forward to beautiful
days down under, and maybe even vacations with
the Crocodile Hunter family, the Irwins!

Whose BABY from the Lord of the Rings cast should you have?
brought to you by Quizilla

*grins* Daaaaaaaaaviiiiiiiiiiiiiid...! *makes a face* Oh this is so damned pathetic, I can barely stand it. But then he's the guy who myself, Harle and Maia have been fighting over considerably while sitting at Coffee Club.

But naturally, I will, considering that I have possibly, the most coveted piece of Christmas merchandise to hit the Philippines shores *grins* ...and, I'll have to apologize to the unfortunate souls of my darling sisters, that I, am not sharing.^^ Heheheheh..

For those who have no idea as to what I'm babbling about - I have in my precious possession, the extended DVD of The Two Towers.^^ And *drawls slightly* my darlings, it is every bit worth the money spent for it.^^

Naturally, I am conscious of the fact that there are those over the internet who do not wish to get a load of spoilers, so if anyone wants further information on what went on - *sighs contentedly* - in the extended version of LOTR part II - feel free to bash me via email for being greedy and hoarding the DVD for m'self.

*insert maniacal laughter*

I am so mean.^^ And I LOVE it.

. . .

LJ Overrides, Evanescence News, 2nd Term Final Grades and such...

I'm fixing my LJ with the help of a particular Athens, and am in process of searching for all the pictures of Evanescence My Immortal video to use as a backdrop for my LJ. Anyone who can supply me with links, images and such would be rewarded with a cyber kiss. *muah!* That is all.^^ Heheheheh...

At present, news, among those who I can manage to contact vie SMS have heard about the departure of Ben Moody from one of the best bands on the planet.

As usual, it is not advisable to ask me the reasons why he's left. I'm scavenging around for information myself. Damn.

And as for my final grade - I am pleased to announce that I am happy enough to present that my lowest grade is a 1.5 in the avenue of Economics. *makes a face* Don't knock it - it's an 80, and my life-saver since I won't have to give up playing hockey this coming term. Yup, boys and girls, that is even worse than getting grounded on some level or another.

melina @ 4:49:00 PM )O(

Three Things.

Haven't done a list in a long while, so I decided maybe this would work for me.^^ Heheheh... nicked off Athen's LJ.

. . .

01 - Roaches
02 - Clowns
03 - Did I mention roaches and clowns?

01 -
02 -
03 -

01 - how to ride a motorbike
(yes, 'thena, I know I ripped that one off you.^^)
02 - how to scubadive
03 -

01 - a baby pink vertical-striped blouse.
02 - the silver and gold bracelet JC gave me for my birthday
03 - my new sandals

01 - my cellphone
02 - Flip's cellphone
03 - Neal's baby tooth *snickers*

01 - Scuba dive.
02 - Go to Ireland.
03 - Get married, have kids - the works!^^

01 - moody
02 - insane
03 - twisted (in a good-and-bad sorta way.^^)

01 - Moody.
02 - I get bitchy when I get really blunt.
03 - I'm aloof.

01 - Ilonggo (Filipino)
02 - Partial Spanish descent
03 - ...Irish? ~ oih... I wish. No, unfortunately only the first two apply.

01 - Eyes.
02 - My hair.
03 - My wrists.

01 - My tummy - gotta do sit-ups!
02 - My upperarms - gotta do push-ups!
03 - My back. I have scars.

01 - ] Now, if these are things people don't know about me,
02 - ] then why would I be telling these things to you
03 - ] now, hm?

01 - Wheh?
02 - Does not compute.
03 - Next please!^^

01 - Ireland
02 - New Orleans
03 - All over the US of A.

01 - Mel
02 - Noey
03 - Ielle

01 - Nyre Leviste
02 - Mel Dauphin
03 - Ielle

melina @ 4:46:00 PM )O(

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Back to the Grind.

Finals, according to the said schedule of DLSU, is supposedly next week. So far, I have yet to grab my schedule for my INTRECO final exam considering that Sir is being v. mysterious about it and wishes to divulge that information this coming Friday.

The other subjects, have been so much nicer considering that I don't have tests for the rest of them. Yaay me. Ich.

Performed my monologue last Friday - many thanks to Harle for standing in as my extra (READ: she pantomimed for me) while I stood in the makeshift stage dressed in my darling brother's barong, slacks that I have not used since 2nd year high school and my third year leather school shoes.

And I did a bang up good job if I do say so myself. Hmph! *grins*

. . .

Am currently updating my links - tho even that seems tedious since I am desperately awaiting my fate with regards to finding a host. *wince and checks out blog comment boxes properly* -- Not to mention having to overhaul everything (links included) since everything on my blog seems to be going bonkers. Gyah.

So basically, shameless as it's going to sound (and rather annoying prolly in Maia and Harle's cases) these are the things I am in need of and will likely figure out a way to find/pay for/request should the opportunity arise:

a. A HOST. I'm basically tired of having to maintain separate identities and urls for my work, my blog, my music and everything in-between. I am in constant envy of this one's location and the fact that her layout is gorgeous, and she has the opprtunity to worr, possibly only of her impending url move and the next version of her template. That, I have yet to have the luxury of doing.

b. An artist to help me put down into CG-color and form the images of BtPH (Beyond the Phantasm of Humanity) who are the proposed images for the website template I have in mind. Naturally, everyone is busy with school, the Christmas rush and other such things, and I understand that... it doesn't lessen my antsy-ness though, or that fact that I am scouting, alongside thinking of saving up to pay the artist who knocks on my door.

c. Help in template design and actualization since I am an admitted novice in that department and have yet to dare in fiddling with the applications my dad has installed in our computer. I may have Dreamweaver - but I sure as hell have no idea as to how the effing thing works.

d. Someone who understands the complexities of Enetation or anyone who can hand me a copy of How to use Enetation without botching it for Dummies.

As it is plain enough to see, I am... to put it kindly - lost. Mrf. And my stubbornness aside, I really do need help. Grf.

The Haven is digressing into little or nothing and I just want to fix all the clutter since, for the oddest reason, the HK trip has made me a little OC - obsessive-compulsive with regards to my stuff.

Well, that's that. We move on.

. . .

With regards to the comments that I have seemingly failed to note considering that the counter for my comment boxes has gone nutz on me (again)... I have these comments to file out.

Mai - ^^ Heheheheh... that's a one-time-only event Mai. I have still to figure out if I'll be going next year, or in the other events that the team has seemingly been invited to (*whistles* Singapore... Taiwan...)... afterall, it was our money that we shelled out for the occassion and Team RP only has so much with regards to personal resources.

We are, however, scanning and praying for sponsors since we are now, supposedly, an official Philippines Team. Gyeh. Any takers? Heh.

Athens - Sorry luv, though Jacs' favored line seems to be "Gels... gels... and questionables!" as of late - there is no one in the relationship market that you are speaking of. Naturally, the gorgeous women of Team RP are either a) attached to their hubbies and have been so for quite some time now, or b) single, but veer to the males.

There is naturally, the question of whether I am or am not going to swing in the other direction, but I doubt that you'd come after me, and there is also the factor of my eyes roving in the direction of the supposedly single men that were roaming the area. *sighs deflated* unfortunately, my eyes seem to be the only ones roaming. *bitter tone* I deserves a koala. Hmph..!

EJ/UBe - *huggles and crushes EJ in a bear hug* missedyoumissedyoumissedyou! Heheheh... sorry for the lack of pasalubong in your direction - had only so much cash to spend (on food... on water... on chocolate drinks and beer...^^) and I didn't know what to get you in the first place. Add to that the fact that haggling in Ladies' Market is hell.

The madness of it! A knit blouse for $90HK?!?!?!?! Bleedin' blistering hell! I could get that for 250 at GreenHills! And I could likely haggle it down to 180 for the love of everything!

JC - No prob, darling. Always willing to give you input on anything. Feel free to ask anytime.^^

Harle - Kasi, convince your dad that with the right padding and skill you can get away with anything.^^ Heheheh... you'd make an excellent center - but that's just me being slightly biased since I have yet to see you aim and shoot.^^

As for 'the bod' that Maia claims I am getting - it is nowhere near my goal yet since I have a tummy to flatten and legs and arms to trim. Mrf... still not enough since I have yet to be photogenic in the pictures - I had them developed before I waltzed over to Jerry's place last Saturday for the dispedida he was throwing.^^ Negatives are with TJ-dearest, and the party in itself has interesting side stories that I will relay in person.

The gist of the evening, however, I will place here.

First - me and Dad got lost on the way to Alabang. GYAH! What the heck?! Do you guys have any idea that on one side of the road the signs say one thing (example: Pina Dr.) and on the other another totally different fruit (sample: Chico)! And the roads are misaligned by a mere inch or two! Gyeh... oih...

Thgen, after maneuvering our way to the house, having dinner (wonderful pizza from Pizza Hut! Sumptious spaghetti c/o Jerry!), took a swig of Jacs' red-looking drink. Downed a bottle of San Mig Light, add in a plastic cup of the Kurant mixed w/ sprite, a shot of Chivas Regal chased with sprite, add another few glasses of San Mig before I ended up sitting out the rest of the 'car' card game, Jacs standing in my stead to drink water in the kitchen and let out a small amount of my dinner and the alcohol I'd downed.

Blah. No mess, thankfully, and I returned to watching a new card game that Roach had supplied (for every card there is a correspondin meaning), took a few more sips of San Mig before Dad showed up to pick me up at around 11:30 pm.

All in all, that is the latest update in my life. Heheh...^^

melina @ 4:55:00 PM )O(

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Team Philippines 2003

Just a picture I stole off Dani's Friendster photos (copyrighted 'to) that I thought to share with all of you. *coughcough* *shifts into announcer mode*: And the Women of Team Philippines two-thousand and three!!!

Go GELS!^^

melina @ 8:08:00 PM )O(

Melina Noelle Dauphin is 18 years of age born on the 18th of April 1985 at 9:25 am, on the cusp of Aries and Taurus.

She is a Wiccan by choice with Roman Catholic roots thanks to her parents and believes everything has a reason, and that fate does not equal coincidence.

She is surrently studying at De La Salle University and will be taking up Behavioral Sciences come 1st term, 2003.

Her great loves include her music, dancing, writing, reading, hockey, Tolkien, Dragonlance, the Mighty Ducks (both animated and the non-animated), and art in general.

She is known in various names such as Mel, Lina, Mia D (Devlin?), Noelle/Noey, Noei, Nyre, Lynne, Lillie, Noele, Nibblet...all depending on what fandom/ mood/ life/ timeframe/ universe she's in. (MPD anyone?)

She wishes she were part Irish, is desperately learning how to speak Gaelic (and Cajun) and dreams of setting foot in New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras, or on the shores of Ireland for Midsummer's Eve.

a_ghra | noelle6xliv7 | slapshot_n67
three_sisters_island | nyre_l

friendster | LJ | blurty

Haven |
Ramblings | Cheshire Cat

Blog Series
Autumn's Bounty

celtic birthday trees as noelle-of-haven
Of the Four
this one i am currently re-editing and revamping under a new name. keep watch for updates! as Noelle Pico
Autumn's Bounty
episode two is finished! go see! go see! comments are welcome!

Under Glass

Hover By series
To Touch Grief

Snapshots of Silver Guitar
From Her Brother's Vantage Point

Shortshort Stories
Thoughts at 12:48am
Beach Day
Concert Night Dancing in the Dark


harle | sis | maia | kai | mac

Barkada Mayhem Daydream Sequences

My Boys:
flip | charliedoggie | ej-chan | kuya

My Kids:
nenloth | hope | marty | alessa | eli-chan | refe | adette

athens | charliedoggie | mela | how

jackie | DE | les | voltz | nizzy | michelle | cheaca | meemee | fia | cyril | iketani | kala | boo | elee-chan | nemis | aice | jc-hime |

Websites | | | | | Craig-Parker.Net | Craig Parker Exchange | | | | | Zodiacal Zephyr: ACROPHONOLOGY |

Character Quiz!
Elvish Name Generator
Guardian of Lorien
Legolas of Mirkwood
Stars and Flames
Ultimate LOTR Galleries
White Arrows of Lorien

werevruwilgo | FaeryOracle
DLSU Hockey | Litera1no3

Lord of the Rings
Guardian of Lorien- Haldir Appreciation

Mercy Peak

Harry Potter

Anne Rice: The Vampire Chronicles

{{MoRe On MeL}}

In the absence of a REAL lovelife, Mr. Bug holds the monopoly of my heart.^^

No Holds Barred
Noelle "Ielle" Pico

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status: vocalist/songwriter
"I love Amy Lee from Evanescence and admire her style in singing. Her voice is heartbreaking and it just gets to you. I'm not saying I want to be her, but to be able to sing as good as she can, and as honest as she can... that's enough."
- Ielle on her singing idols.

tracks: Foundation
Imperfection (Guinevere)
Give Me Freedom
Coffee and Nonesense

Covenant Broken
One Last Storm
Sleep (Never Again)
One Step Forward (Two Steps Back)
Jump Into the Ocean
Resignation (instrumental)
Lost To Me (instrumental)
Martyr (NEW)
Pray With Me (NEW)

On Butterfly Wings
my earlier attempts at songwriting
Gotta Let Go
No Regrets
Were You Even There
Scents of Lavender
Fork in the Road

Book of Spells (II) - Marian Green
Between Blinks - Jim Paredes
The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice
Irish Jewels - Nora Roberts
Three Sisters Island - Nora Roberts

Wishlist 2003 (Christmas ed.)

The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
Titania's Book of Hours - Titania Hardie
Enchanted - Titania Hardie
In the Circle - Elen Hawke
>>Note to: Doggieniichan

Celtic Emotions


Songs of Sanctuary
Dances of Time
The Eternal Knot

Leean Rimes - Twisted Angel

Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk

Evanescence - Fallen

Santana - Shaman

~any album as long as it's theirs

i can't see tomorrow
(but with you it's okay)

the whole of the moon [celtic fayre]
one of these says [michelle branch]
breathe [michelle branch]
blame it on the weatherman [b*witched]
what can i do [the corrs]
a sorta fairytale [tori amos]
do what you have to do [sarah mclachlan]
unwell [matchbox20]
head over feet [alanis morissette]
colourblind [darius danesh]
why don't you & i [santana; alex band]
last goodbye [atomic kitten]

ielle's bracelet
swing swing [all american rejects]
teenaged dirtbag [wheatus]
going under [evanescence]
somewhere out there [our lady peace]
i think god can explain [splender]
tourniquet [evanescence]
system [qotd ost] bring me to life [evanescence]
imaginary [evanescence]
taking over me [evanescence]

dancing in the dark
baby boy [beyonce feat. sean paul]
shake yer tailfeather [nelly feat p. diddy/murphy lee]
thoia thiong [r. kelly]
ignition [r. kelly]
smooth [santana feat. rob thomas]

soundtrack collection
final fantasy: the spirits within
lotr: the fellowship of the ring
lotr: the two towers
treasure planet
queen of the damned
vision of escaflowne

dinner serenade (042103)
harana [parokya ni edgar]
stay [lisa loeb]
small two of pieces [xenogears ost]
runaway [the corrs]
hands clean [alanis morissette]
my immortal [evanescence]
wherever you will go [the calling]
for you [the calling]

of roses and rain

Me at the night of my debut.

butterfly kisses from dad
beautiful as you from kaka/tito toto
the prayer from neal
you've got a friend from flip
tender love from jomar
i wanna know from martin
all my life from ward
wonderful tonight from eivind
win from reiner/jen
eyes on me from dennis
truly,madly,deeply from ralph
perfect from how
always a woman from aids
when you say nothing at all from ej
wildflower from charlie
iris from alden
when you believe from mac
you gotta be from kuya



Template was designed by Melina Dauphin and encoded by Maia D. Special thanks to Meemee for providing Maia the necessary tutorials for CSS.

The images on this blog are mine, taken from my computer. The moving pentagram - I do not remember where I found, but if you made this, feel free to email me so I can give you due credit.

The faeries by Brian Froud are scanned from my own Faerie Oracle deck. These are not my works of art, and I scanned the images only for my personal use.