A ball-jointed doll blog by Trisha Descallar.


THANK YOU FROM STAR☆DANCED!

The response to my recently concluded doll raffle has been nothing short of overwhelming. This fundraising endeavor wouldn’t have been successful and meaningful without your likes and shares on social media, monetary donations, and emails of encouragement. I am truly humbled by the outpouring of love and support from the members of the doll community the world over. 

Together, we were able to raise P114,051.67 (or $2,583.41 when converted) for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda through the relief efforts of the Philippine Red Cross. Maraming salamat po. Thank you very much. ♡

AND NOW…

THE WINNER IS…

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☆ ENTRY 207! ERICK REYES FROM AUSTRALIA! CONGRATULATIONS! YOU JUST WON A LUTS TINY DELF ALICE! ☆

I drew the winner of the raffle in front of a couple of members of my local doll community, ManikaManila, and got it on video for transparency purposes. You can view the video here to see the moment of the draw. In the video, aside from drawing the winner, I say some thanks and talk a little bit about how the entries were tallied.

A short while later, after that first video was taken, we slowly realized that Erick Reyes is actually also our friend, Pao, a fellow ManikaManila member who moved to Australia a year ago. What a stroke of luck and coincidence that the winner was someone so surprisingly close to home!

Once we realized that Pao was the winner, we ditched the formalities and shot a more personalized video via webcam. Congrats, Pao! Watch us scream our delight at you here. If you’re currently wearing earphones, you might want to take them off or turn down the volume. XD

Again, a big, big thank you to everyone who participated in and supported this raffle! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Maraming, maraming salamat po! 

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced
AN INTERNATIONAL DOLL RAFFLE FOR THE FILIPINO VICTIMS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN
Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, is the the world’s strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit land. It made landfall in the Philippines early last Friday, November 8 2013. The super typhoon with the international name Haiyan has left an unspeakable amount of devastation in its wake. The most recent news from the Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates a total of 9.5 million people affected by the typhoon, either by loss of property, livelihood, or loved ones, a number of the country’s poorest provinces ravaged directly by the typhoon.
My name is Trisha Descallar, and I am a BJD owner and enthusiast based in Manila, Philippines. My part of the country was not too terribly affected by the typhoon, but I am still, nonetheless, affected by the plight of my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region.
In 2011, Typhoon Sendong hit my country, dumping one month’s worth of rain in just one night on Northern Mindanao. I was already very active in my local BJD community then, and decided to go out on a limb and combine my hobby and my desire to help in order to raise funds for relief operations. Utilizing the power of my friends and social media, that little endeavor of mine managed to raise $332 or P14,445, which was promptly turned over to Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan, a Jesuit organization based in my school, the Ateneo de Manila University.
Now, it is 2013, and I would like to once again appeal to the generosity of my friends in the doll hobby.
DONATE TO TYPHOON YOLANDA RELIEF OPERATIONS AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN EITHER A MYSTIC KIDS 1/4 BJD OR A LUTS TINY DELF OF YOUR CHOICE!!!
Mechanics:









0. This raffle is open internationally. The mechanics in this post are for international users. Users from the Philippines, please click here.


1. Each donation of USD 10 (ten American dollars) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.
2. Make your donation directly to the Philippine Red Cross via Paypal only. Their Paypal donation page can be found here.
3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal donation receipt along with the confirmation number to trisha.descallar@yahoo.com, along with the following details:
Email Subject: DOLL RAFFLE DONATION INTERNATIONAL - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]
Full Name: Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Shipping Address:Telephone Number: (Home/Cellphone, please specify)Email Address:Paypal Address:Confirmation #: (for Paypal donations only)Total Donation in US Dollar:Doll of Choice:
This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.
3a. The donation receipt is what you get via email from Paypal. This receipt contains the donation details I need to verify your donation.
4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged.
5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.
5a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.
6a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
7. I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be ordered and received. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.











The Prize:











1. The winner of the raffle can choose either one (1) Mystic Kids 1/4 or one (1) Luts Tiny Delf. Only one (1) winner will be chosen and only one (1) doll will be won.
2. The Mystic Kids 1/4 will be ordered from Alice’s Collections and the Luts Tiny Delf will be ordered from Luts.
3. The choices available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Victor, Caroline, Evelyn, Francis, Gene, Illy, Lillian, Natalia, and Sean. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.
3a. The resin colors available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Normal Pink, Normal Yellow, White. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.
4. The choices available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Hansel, Gretel, Louis, Alice, Peter, and Dorothy. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.
4a. The resin colors available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Real Skin Normal, Real Skin White, Real Skin Brown. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.
5. The raffle prize is only valid for the dolls mentioned in #3 and #4. The raffle prize is non-transferable and is not convertible to cash.
6. The raffle prize is absolutely only for the blank head and doll body. This does not include any options such as faceups, body blushing, clothes, special resin colors, and the like.
6a. The winner, however, can choose to add the difference for these extra options. This will be discussed with the winner once the winner is chosen.
7. The raffle prize does not include the cost of international shipping. The winner will shoulder the cost of shipping from the doll company to the winner. 
7a. The raffle prize also does not include the customs fee or taxes that the postal system of the winner’s country will impose on that package. The winner will shoulder whatever taxes or fees that the package may entail.











Please help me spread the word by reblogging this post or sharing about it on Facebook. More entries means more money raised for the relief operations of the Philippine Red Cross, which will make both me and you very happy, a more entries means more chances for you to win a doll of your choice for a fraction of the cost, which will make you very happy. Everybody wins! 

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced

AN INTERNATIONAL DOLL RAFFLE FOR THE FILIPINO VICTIMS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN

Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, is the the world’s strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit land. It made landfall in the Philippines early last Friday, November 8 2013. The super typhoon with the international name Haiyan has left an unspeakable amount of devastation in its wake. The most recent news from the Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates a total of 9.5 million people affected by the typhoon, either by loss of property, livelihood, or loved ones, a number of the country’s poorest provinces ravaged directly by the typhoon.

My name is Trisha Descallar, and I am a BJD owner and enthusiast based in Manila, Philippines. My part of the country was not too terribly affected by the typhoon, but I am still, nonetheless, affected by the plight of my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region.

In 2011, Typhoon Sendong hit my country, dumping one month’s worth of rain in just one night on Northern Mindanao. I was already very active in my local BJD community then, and decided to go out on a limb and combine my hobby and my desire to help in order to raise funds for relief operations. Utilizing the power of my friends and social media, that little endeavor of mine managed to raise $332 or P14,445, which was promptly turned over to Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan, a Jesuit organization based in my school, the Ateneo de Manila University.

Now, it is 2013, and I would like to once again appeal to the generosity of my friends in the doll hobby.

DONATE TO TYPHOON YOLANDA RELIEF OPERATIONS AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN EITHER A MYSTIC KIDS 1/4 BJD OR A LUTS TINY DELF OF YOUR CHOICE!!!

Mechanics:

0. This raffle is open internationally. The mechanics in this post are for international users. Users from the Philippines, please click here.

1. Each donation of USD 10 (ten American dollars) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.

2. Make your donation directly to the Philippine Red Cross via Paypal only. Their Paypal donation page can be found here.

3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal donation receipt along with the confirmation number to trisha.descallar@yahoo.com, along with the following details:

Email Subject: DOLL RAFFLE DONATION INTERNATIONAL - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]

Full Name: 
Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Shipping Address:
Telephone Number: (Home/Cellphone, please specify)
Email Address:
Paypal Address:
Confirmation #: (for Paypal donations only)
Total Donation in US Dollar:
Doll of Choice:

This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.

3a. The donation receipt is what you get via email from Paypal. This receipt contains the donation details I need to verify your donation.

4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged.

5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.

5a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 

6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.

6a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 

7. I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be ordered and received. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.

The Prize:

1. The winner of the raffle can choose either one (1) Mystic Kids 1/4 or one (1) Luts Tiny Delf. Only one (1) winner will be chosen and only one (1) doll will be won.

2. The Mystic Kids 1/4 will be ordered from Alice’s Collections and the Luts Tiny Delf will be ordered from Luts.

3. The choices available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: VictorCarolineEvelynFrancisGeneIllyLillianNatalia, and Sean. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.

3a. The resin colors available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Normal Pink, Normal Yellow, White. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.

4. The choices available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: HanselGretelLouisAlicePeter, and Dorothy. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.

4a. The resin colors available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Real Skin Normal, Real Skin White, Real Skin Brown. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.

5. The raffle prize is only valid for the dolls mentioned in #3 and #4. The raffle prize is non-transferable and is not convertible to cash.

6. The raffle prize is absolutely only for the blank head and doll body. This does not include any options such as faceups, body blushing, clothes, special resin colors, and the like.

6a. The winner, however, can choose to add the difference for these extra options. This will be discussed with the winner once the winner is chosen.

7. The raffle prize does not include the cost of international shipping. The winner will shoulder the cost of shipping from the doll company to the winner. 

7a. The raffle prize also does not include the customs fee or taxes that the postal system of the winner’s country will impose on that package. The winner will shoulder whatever taxes or fees that the package may entail.

Please help me spread the word by reblogging this post or sharing about it on Facebook. More entries means more money raised for the relief operations of the Philippine Red Cross, which will make both me and you very happy, a more entries means more chances for you to win a doll of your choice for a fraction of the cost, which will make you very happy. Everybody wins! 

(via patdes)

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced
The response to the doll raffle I am hosting for the benefit of the Philippine Red Cross has been nothing short of outstanding. It’s been a little less than a week since I first posted about it here on Tumblr and on Facebook, and the number of entries I’ve received so far has already hit the triple digits. With a combination of PHP 250 per entry for local entries and USD 10 for international entries, you can just imagine the amount we’ve been able to raise in this short span of time. That raffle will be open until December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59PM, Philippine Standard Time, and I’m hoping that the fire of compassion and generosity will continue to blaze strongly from here on end.
Bearing witness to the outpouring of love and support for my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region from private citizens all over the world who take out money from their personal pockets has given me so much hope, that one day, eventually and hopefully in the near future rather than much later, the victims of Typhoon Yolanda will once again be able to rebuild their lives.
I chose Red Cross Philippines to be the benefiting organization for my own raffle, but it is important to note that there are a good number of other organizations all working towards the same goal. This is what today’s public service announcement is about.
DONATE TO UNICEF PHILIPPINES AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN AN IOS SEZZ HEAD WITH A PROPERTYOFTHEUCHIHA FACEUP!
I am organizing this second raffle, the prize of which is courtesy of my friend, Chin (@caravangirl on Tumblr). Chin is a member of my local doll community, ManikaManila, and she has so generously decided to donate the Immortality of Soul (IOS) Sezz head that she was planning on selling to this cause.
Chin’s charity of choice is UNICEF Philippines. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an organization that devotes its acts of humanitarian kindness to children in need. The local chapter of UNICEF is accepting monetary donations on behalf of the youngest victims of the Typhoon Haiyan, which the organization will use to provide the children with food, clean water, shelter, hygiene supplies, and a safe, loving environment in which the children can recover and heal. All the proceeds from this raffle go directly to the relief efforts of UNICEF Philippines. 
A donation of PHP 150 to UNICEF Philippines is all you need to get started. If you want to help the children of the Philippines and possibly take home this handsome, brooding boy, please read the mechanics below.
Mechanics:
















0. The mechanics in this post are for users based in the Philippines. Users based in other countries, please click here. 
1. Each donation of PHP 150 (one hundred and fifty Philippine pesos) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.
2. Make your donation directly to UNICEF Philippines through bank deposit or Paypal only. The instructions on how to donate can be found here. Again, only donations to UNICEF Philippines made via bank deposit or Paypal will be acknowledged for this raffle. 
3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal transaction that shows the amount you sent or a photo of your deposit slip to trisha.descallar@gmail.com, along with the following details:
Email Subject: UNICEF RAFFLE PHILIPPINES - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]
Last Name:First Name:Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Shipping Address:Telephone Number: (Home/Cellphone, please specify)Email Address:Paypal Address:Confirmation #:Total Donation in US Dollar:
This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.
4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged. If and only if you do not receive a response within forty-eight (48) hours, please resend your email.
5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.
6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.
7. Once the winner is selected, I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be sent. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.
















The Prize:
















1. The doll head is from Immortality of Soul (IOS) and the doll sculpt is Sezz.
2. This doll head was made in June 2009. It has a little yellowing. 
3. The doll head was purchased brand new directly from IOS, but arrived with some flaws. There is a slight gap between the head and the head cap, but this does not affect how the two are attached to one another. There is a very light stain in the front of the head cap, but it is not seen when the doll is wearing a wig. These flaws were present in the doll when it arrived from the company and are not a result of poor handling.
4. The prize is for the doll head only. The original box and papers will not be included.
5. The cost of shipping to the winner is included in this raffle. The winner will not have to pay any amount for shipping.
6. The faceup on this head was painted by Anj/@propertyoftheuchiha. You can view more of her work on Flickr or Den of Angels. 
7. More photos of the doll head can be viewed here.





























The success of all these endeavors depends on how many people we can reach. Your word of mouth matters. Please reblog and spread the word. Thank you very much for your support. 

A Public Service Announcement from StarDanced

The response to the doll raffle I am hosting for the benefit of the Philippine Red Cross has been nothing short of outstanding. It’s been a little less than a week since I first posted about it here on Tumblr and on Facebook, and the number of entries I’ve received so far has already hit the triple digits. With a combination of PHP 250 per entry for local entries and USD 10 for international entries, you can just imagine the amount we’ve been able to raise in this short span of time. That raffle will be open until December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59PM, Philippine Standard Time, and I’m hoping that the fire of compassion and generosity will continue to blaze strongly from here on end.

Bearing witness to the outpouring of love and support for my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region from private citizens all over the world who take out money from their personal pockets has given me so much hope, that one day, eventually and hopefully in the near future rather than much later, the victims of Typhoon Yolanda will once again be able to rebuild their lives.

I chose Red Cross Philippines to be the benefiting organization for my own raffle, but it is important to note that there are a good number of other organizations all working towards the same goal. This is what today’s public service announcement is about.

DONATE TO UNICEF PHILIPPINES AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN AN IOS SEZZ HEAD WITH A PROPERTYOFTHEUCHIHA FACEUP!

I am organizing this second raffle, the prize of which is courtesy of my friend, Chin (@caravangirl on Tumblr). Chin is a member of my local doll community, ManikaManila, and she has so generously decided to donate the Immortality of Soul (IOS) Sezz head that she was planning on selling to this cause.

Chin’s charity of choice is UNICEF PhilippinesUNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an organization that devotes its acts of humanitarian kindness to children in need. The local chapter of UNICEF is accepting monetary donations on behalf of the youngest victims of the Typhoon Haiyan, which the organization will use to provide the children with food, clean water, shelter, hygiene supplies, and a safe, loving environment in which the children can recover and heal. All the proceeds from this raffle go directly to the relief efforts of UNICEF Philippines. 

A donation of PHP 150 to UNICEF Philippines is all you need to get started. If you want to help the children of the Philippines and possibly take home this handsome, brooding boy, please read the mechanics below.

Mechanics:

0. The mechanics in this post are for users based in the Philippines. Users based in other countries, please click here. 

1. Each donation of PHP 150 (one hundred and fifty Philippine pesos) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.

2. Make your donation directly to UNICEF Philippines through bank deposit or Paypal only. The instructions on how to donate can be found here. Again, only donations to UNICEF Philippines made via bank deposit or Paypal will be acknowledged for this raffle. 

3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal transaction that shows the amount you sent or a photo of your deposit slip to trisha.descallar@gmail.com, along with the following details:

Email Subject: UNICEF RAFFLE PHILIPPINES - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]

Last Name:
First Name:
Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Shipping Address:
Telephone Number: (Home/Cellphone, please specify)
Email Address:
Paypal Address:
Confirmation #:
Total Donation in US Dollar:

This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.

4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged. If and only if you do not receive a response within forty-eight (48) hours, please resend your email.

5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.

6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.

7. Once the winner is selected, I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be sent. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.

The Prize:

1. The doll head is from Immortality of Soul (IOS) and the doll sculpt is Sezz.

2. This doll head was made in June 2009. It has a little yellowing

3. The doll head was purchased brand new directly from IOS, but arrived with some flaws. There is a slight gap between the head and the head cap, but this does not affect how the two are attached to one another. There is a very light stain in the front of the head cap, but it is not seen when the doll is wearing a wig. These flaws were present in the doll when it arrived from the company and are not a result of poor handling.

4. The prize is for the doll head only. The original box and papers will not be included.

5. The cost of shipping to the winner is included in this raffle. The winner will not have to pay any amount for shipping.

6. The faceup on this head was painted by Anj/@propertyoftheuchiha. You can view more of her work on Flickr or Den of Angels

7. More photos of the doll head can be viewed here.

The success of all these endeavors depends on how many people we can reach. Your word of mouth matters. Please reblog and spread the word. Thank you very much for your support. 

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced
The response to the doll raffle I am hosting for the benefit of the Philippine Red Cross has been nothing short of outstanding. It’s been a little less than a week since I first posted about it here on Tumblr and on Facebook, and the number of entries I’ve received so far has already hit the triple digits. With a combination of PHP 250 per entry for local entries and USD 10 for international entries, you can just imagine the amount we’ve been able to raise in this short span of time. That raffle will be open until December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59PM, Philippine Standard Time, and I’m hoping that the fire of compassion and generosity will continue to blaze strongly from here on end.
Bearing witness to the outpouring of love and support for my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region from private citizens all over the world who take out money from their personal pockets has given me so much hope, that one day, eventually and hopefully in the near future rather than much later, the victims of Typhoon Haiyan will once again be able to rebuild their lives.
I chose Red Cross Philippines to be the benefiting organization for my own raffle, but it is important to note that there are a good number of other organizations all working towards the same goal. This is what today’s public service announcement is about.
DONATE TO UNICEF PHILIPPINES AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN AN IOS SEZZ HEAD WITH A PROPERTYOFTHEUCHIHA FACEUP!
I am organizing this second raffle, the prize of which is courtesy of my friend, Chin (@caravangirl on Tumblr). Chin is a member of my local doll community, ManikaManila, and she has so generously decided to donate the Immortality of Soul (IOS) Sezz head that she was planning on selling to this cause.
Chin’s charity of choice is UNICEF Philippines. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an organization that devotes its acts of humanitarian kindness to children in need. The local chapter of UNICEF is accepting monetary donations on behalf of the youngest victims of the Typhoon Haiyan, which the organization will use to provide the children with food, clean water, shelter, hygiene supplies, and a safe, loving environment in which the children can recover and heal. All the proceeds from this raffle go directly to the relief efforts of UNICEF Philippines. 
A donation of USD 5 to UNICEF Philippines is all you need to get started. If you want to help the children of the Philippines and possibly take home this handsome, brooding boy, please read the mechanics below.
Mechanics:

















0. This raffle is open internationally. The mechanics in this post are for international users. Users based in the Philippines, please click here. 
1. Each donation of USD 5 (five American dollars) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.
2. Make your donation directly to UNICEF Philippines via Paypal only.
2a. To make the donation, log into your Paypal and click Send Money. Set the currency to US dollars and input the amount you wish to donate. Select that you are paying for goods and services. Send the money to psfrmanila@unicef.org. These same instructions can be found on UNICEF Philippines’ Typhoon Yolanda Emergency Response Page.
3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal transaction that shows the amount you sent to trisha.descallar@gmail.com, along with the following details:
Email Subject: UNICEF RAFFLE INTERNATIONAL - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]
Last Name:First Name:Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Shipping Address:Telephone Number: (Home/Cellphone, please specify)Email Address:Paypal Address:Confirmation #:Total Donation in US Dollar:
This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.
4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged. If and only if you do not receive a response within forty-eight (48) hours, please resend your email.
5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.
5a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.
6a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
7. Once the winner is selected, I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be sent. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.

















The Prize:

















1. The doll head is from Immortality of Soul (IOS) and the doll sculpt is Sezz.
2. This doll head was made in June 2009. It has a little yellowing. 
3. The doll head was purchased brand new directly from IOS, but arrived with some flaws. There is a slight gap between the head and the head cap, but this does not affect how the two are attached to one another. There is a very light stain in the front of the head cap, but it is not seen when the doll is wearing a wig. These flaws were present in the doll when it arrived from the company and are not a result of poor handling.
4. The prize is for the doll head only. The original box and papers will not be included.
5. The cost of shipping to the winner is included in this raffle. The winner will not have to pay any amount for shipping.
5a. Should the local post office of the winner place certain customs fees or taxes on the package upon its arrival to the winner’s country, the winner will cover for these fees. 
6. The faceup on this head was painted by Anj/@propertyoftheuchiha. You can view more of her work on Flickr or Den of Angels. 
7. More photos of the doll head can be viewed here.






























The success of all these endeavors depends on how many people we can reach. Your word of mouth matters. Please reblog and spread the word. Thank you very, very much for your support. Maraming, maraming salamat po.

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced

The response to the doll raffle I am hosting for the benefit of the Philippine Red Cross has been nothing short of outstanding. It’s been a little less than a week since I first posted about it here on Tumblr and on Facebook, and the number of entries I’ve received so far has already hit the triple digits. With a combination of PHP 250 per entry for local entries and USD 10 for international entries, you can just imagine the amount we’ve been able to raise in this short span of time. That raffle will be open until December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59PM, Philippine Standard Time, and I’m hoping that the fire of compassion and generosity will continue to blaze strongly from here on end.

Bearing witness to the outpouring of love and support for my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region from private citizens all over the world who take out money from their personal pockets has given me so much hope, that one day, eventually and hopefully in the near future rather than much later, the victims of Typhoon Haiyan will once again be able to rebuild their lives.

I chose Red Cross Philippines to be the benefiting organization for my own raffle, but it is important to note that there are a good number of other organizations all working towards the same goal. This is what today’s public service announcement is about.

DONATE TO UNICEF PHILIPPINES AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN AN IOS SEZZ HEAD WITH A PROPERTYOFTHEUCHIHA FACEUP!

I am organizing this second raffle, the prize of which is courtesy of my friend, Chin (@caravangirl on Tumblr). Chin is a member of my local doll community, ManikaManila, and she has so generously decided to donate the Immortality of Soul (IOS) Sezz head that she was planning on selling to this cause.

Chin’s charity of choice is UNICEF Philippines. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an organization that devotes its acts of humanitarian kindness to children in need. The local chapter of UNICEF is accepting monetary donations on behalf of the youngest victims of the Typhoon Haiyan, which the organization will use to provide the children with food, clean water, shelter, hygiene supplies, and a safe, loving environment in which the children can recover and heal. All the proceeds from this raffle go directly to the relief efforts of UNICEF Philippines. 

A donation of USD 5 to UNICEF Philippines is all you need to get started. If you want to help the children of the Philippines and possibly take home this handsome, brooding boy, please read the mechanics below.

Mechanics:

0. This raffle is open internationally. The mechanics in this post are for international users. Users based in the Philippines, please click here. 

1. Each donation of USD 5 (five American dollars) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.

2. Make your donation directly to UNICEF Philippines via Paypal only.

2a. To make the donation, log into your Paypal and click Send Money. Set the currency to US dollars and input the amount you wish to donate. Select that you are paying for goods and services. Send the money to psfrmanila@unicef.org. These same instructions can be found on UNICEF Philippines’ Typhoon Yolanda Emergency Response Page.

3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal transaction that shows the amount you sent to trisha.descallar@gmail.com, along with the following details:

Email Subject: UNICEF RAFFLE INTERNATIONAL - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]

Last Name:
First Name:
Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Shipping Address:
Telephone Number: (Home/Cellphone, please specify)
Email Address:
Paypal Address:
Confirmation #:
Total Donation in US Dollar:

This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.

4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged. If and only if you do not receive a response within forty-eight (48) hours, please resend your email.

5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.

5a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 

6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.

6a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 

7. Once the winner is selected, I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be sent. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.

The Prize:

1. The doll head is from Immortality of Soul (IOS) and the doll sculpt is Sezz.

2. This doll head was made in June 2009. It has a little yellowing

3. The doll head was purchased brand new directly from IOS, but arrived with some flaws. There is a slight gap between the head and the head cap, but this does not affect how the two are attached to one another. There is a very light stain in the front of the head cap, but it is not seen when the doll is wearing a wig. These flaws were present in the doll when it arrived from the company and are not a result of poor handling.

4. The prize is for the doll head only. The original box and papers will not be included.

5. The cost of shipping to the winner is included in this raffle. The winner will not have to pay any amount for shipping.

5a. Should the local post office of the winner place certain customs fees or taxes on the package upon its arrival to the winner’s country, the winner will cover for these fees. 

6. The faceup on this head was painted by Anj/@propertyoftheuchiha. You can view more of her work on Flickr or Den of Angels

7. More photos of the doll head can be viewed here.

The success of all these endeavors depends on how many people we can reach. Your word of mouth matters. Please reblog and spread the word. Thank you very, very much for your support. Maraming, maraming salamat po.

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced

PROPERTYOFTHEUCHIHA OPENS INTERNATIONAL FACEUP SLOTS FOR HAIYAN RELIEF OPERATIONS OF THE PHILIPPINE RED CROSS

Anj (@propertyoftheuchiha on Den of Angels and Flickr) is the very talented faceup behind FabulaRasa Aesthetics. She is based here in the Philippines and I am proud to call her my friend. Slots for her faceups are very difficult to come by since she hasn’t been open to new commissions in a good, long while; whenever she does open, though, they’re gobbled up right away by her fans and followers eager to have their resin lovelies painted by her!

In response to the need for additional resources for relief operations, Anj has decided to open five (5) slots for international faceup commissions. 100% of the money raised through this endeavor will go to the relief operations of the Philippine Red Cross, and so I have decided to offer those who have their dolls painted by her slots to the currently ongoing doll raffle as well.

Yes, you read that right! Not only are you getting a fabulous faceup, but you might just take home a new doll too! Think of it as our way of saying thank you to all of you for sending our countrymen your love and generosity during these trying, trying times.

FOR A DONATION OF USD 70 TO THE PHILIPPINE RED CROSS, YOU CAN GET ONE (1) FACEUP BY PROPERTYOFTHEUCHIHA AND SEVEN (7) ENTRIES TO THE DOLL RAFFLE FOR YOUR CHOICE OF EITHER A MYSTIC KIDS 1/4 BJD OR A LUTS TINY DELF!

Click the photo above to read more details. You can also read @propertyoftheuchiha’s post on Flickr or visit @propertyoftheuchiha’s thread on Den of Angels.

Anj will be opening slots for her faceups today, November 15 2013, Friday at 12:00nn, Philippine Standard Time. Click her to check is the time in the Philippines right now. Once it reaches 12:00nn, send Anj a message via DOA or Flickr. Anj will reply to confirm whether or not you get the slot. Please be reminded that there are only five (5) slots for faceups available, and slots are taken on a first come, first served basis. Be quick on your fingers if you want that slot!

If you don’t get a slot or just don’t have a blank doll head that needs a faceup right now, that’s okay! There are still many ways that you can help. You can still join the raffle and take home a new doll! Every donation of 10 USD gets you one (1) entry to the raffle. Click here for the full mechanics.

In the meantime, check out a small fraction of Anj’s work! Yes, she is truly talented, so go wait around for her to open up faceup shop and grab this chance to do something good and get a good faceup too! View more of her work on Flickr or Den of Angels.

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As per usual, we depend on the power of word of mouth to raise of awareness about the state of our country and the cause we wish to champion on their behalf — or, in this case, it’s word of reblog. Please reblog and spread the word!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
The link to pay is not working, it is saying the owners bandwith has been exceded (not mine, theirs). I really want to donate to help through here.
stardanced stardanced Said:

Hi! Thank you very much for bringing this up! I tried the website and you’re right, the bandwidth limit message does show up in the Donate page. I tried it again now though, and it seems to be back!

If anyone has trouble accessing the link directly, maybe you can try visiting the Philippine Red Cross website first then clicking Donate from there. Though, the Donate page seems to be up and running again, so it should be fine!

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced
AN INTERNATIONAL DOLL RAFFLE FOR THE FILIPINO VICTIMS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN
Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, is the the world’s strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit land. It made landfall in the Philippines early last Friday, November 8 2013. The super typhoon with the international name Haiyan has left an unspeakable amount of devastation in its wake. The most recent news from the Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates a total of 9.5 million people affected by the typhoon, either by loss of property, livelihood, or loved ones, a number of the country’s poorest provinces ravaged directly by the typhoon.
My name is Trisha Descallar, and I am a BJD owner and enthusiast based in Manila, Philippines. My part of the country was not too terribly affected by the typhoon, but I am still, nonetheless, affected by the plight of my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region.
In 2011, Typhoon Sendong hit my country, dumping one month’s worth of rain in just one night on Northern Mindanao. I was already very active in my local BJD community then, and decided to go out on a limb and combine my hobby and my desire to help in order to raise funds for relief operations. Utilizing the power of my friends and social media, that little endeavor of mine managed to raise $332 or P14,445, which was promptly turned over to Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan, a Jesuit organization based in my school, the Ateneo de Manila University.
Now, it is 2013, and I would like to once again appeal to the generosity of my friends in the doll hobby.
DONATE TO TYPHOON YOLANDA RELIEF OPERATIONS AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN EITHER A MYSTIC KIDS 1/4 BJD OR A LUTS TINY DELF OF YOUR CHOICE!!!
Mechanics:










0. This raffle is open internationally. The mechanics in this post are for international users. Users from the Philippines, please click here.
1. Each donation of USD 10 (ten American dollars) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.
2. Make your donation directly to the Philippine Red Cross via Paypal only. Their Paypal donation page can be found here.
3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal donation receipt along with the confirmation number to trisha.descallar@yahoo.com, along with the following details:
Email Subject: DOLL RAFFLE DONATION INTERNATIONAL - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]
Full Name: Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Shipping Address:Telephone Number: (Home/Cellphone, please specify)Email Address:Paypal Address:Confirmation #: (for Paypal donations only)Total Donation in US Dollar:Doll of Choice:
This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.
3a. The donation receipt is what you get via email from Paypal. This receipt contains the donation details I need to verify your donation.
4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged.
5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.
5a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.
6a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
7. I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be ordered and received. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.










The Prize:










1. The winner of the raffle can choose either one (1) Mystic Kids 1/4 or one (1) Luts Tiny Delf. Only one (1) winner will be chosen and only one (1) doll will be won.
2. The Mystic Kids 1/4 will be ordered from Alice’s Collections and the Luts Tiny Delf will be ordered from Luts.
3. The choices available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Victor, Caroline, Evelyn, Francis, Gene, Illy, Lillian, Natalia, and Sean. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.
3a. The resin colors available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Normal Pink, Normal Yellow, White. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.
4. The choices available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Hansel, Gretel, Louis, Alice, Peter, and Dorothy. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.
4a. The resin colors available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Real Skin Normal, Real Skin White, Real Skin Brown. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.
5. The raffle prize is only valid for the dolls mentioned in #3 and #4. The raffle prize is non-transferable and is not convertible to cash.
6. The raffle prize is absolutely only for the blank head and doll body. This does not include any options such as faceups, body blushing, clothes, special resin colors, and the like.
6a. The winner, however, can choose to add the difference for these extra options. This will be discussed with the winner once the winner is chosen.
7. The raffle prize does not include the cost of international shipping. The winner will shoulder the cost of shipping from the doll company to the winner. 
7a. The raffle prize also does not include the customs fee or taxes that the postal system of the winner’s country will impose on that package. The winner will shoulder whatever taxes or fees that the package may entail.










Please help me spread the word by reblogging this post or sharing about it on Facebook. More entries means more money raised for the relief operations of the Philippine Red Cross, which will make both me and you very happy, a more entries means more chances for you to win a doll of your choice for a fraction of the cost, which will make you very happy. Everybody wins! 

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced

AN INTERNATIONAL DOLL RAFFLE FOR THE FILIPINO VICTIMS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN

Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, is the the world’s strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit land. It made landfall in the Philippines early last Friday, November 8 2013. The super typhoon with the international name Haiyan has left an unspeakable amount of devastation in its wake. The most recent news from the Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates a total of 9.5 million people affected by the typhoon, either by loss of property, livelihood, or loved ones, a number of the country’s poorest provinces ravaged directly by the typhoon.

My name is Trisha Descallar, and I am a BJD owner and enthusiast based in Manila, Philippines. My part of the country was not too terribly affected by the typhoon, but I am still, nonetheless, affected by the plight of my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region.

In 2011, Typhoon Sendong hit my country, dumping one month’s worth of rain in just one night on Northern Mindanao. I was already very active in my local BJD community then, and decided to go out on a limb and combine my hobby and my desire to help in order to raise funds for relief operations. Utilizing the power of my friends and social media, that little endeavor of mine managed to raise $332 or P14,445, which was promptly turned over to Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan, a Jesuit organization based in my school, the Ateneo de Manila University.

Now, it is 2013, and I would like to once again appeal to the generosity of my friends in the doll hobby.

DONATE TO TYPHOON YOLANDA RELIEF OPERATIONS AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN EITHER A MYSTIC KIDS 1/4 BJD OR A LUTS TINY DELF OF YOUR CHOICE!!!

Mechanics:

0. This raffle is open internationally. The mechanics in this post are for international users. Users from the Philippines, please click here.

1. Each donation of USD 10 (ten American dollars) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.

2. Make your donation directly to the Philippine Red Cross via Paypal only. Their Paypal donation page can be found here.

3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal donation receipt along with the confirmation number to trisha.descallar@yahoo.com, along with the following details:

Email Subject: DOLL RAFFLE DONATION INTERNATIONAL - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]

Full Name: 
Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Shipping Address:
Telephone Number: (Home/Cellphone, please specify)
Email Address:
Paypal Address:
Confirmation #: (for Paypal donations only)
Total Donation in US Dollar:
Doll of Choice:

This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.

3a. The donation receipt is what you get via email from Paypal. This receipt contains the donation details I need to verify your donation.

4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged.

5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.

5a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 

6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.

6a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 

7. I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be ordered and received. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.

The Prize:

1. The winner of the raffle can choose either one (1) Mystic Kids 1/4 or one (1) Luts Tiny Delf. Only one (1) winner will be chosen and only one (1) doll will be won.

2. The Mystic Kids 1/4 will be ordered from Alice’s Collections and the Luts Tiny Delf will be ordered from Luts.

3. The choices available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: VictorCarolineEvelynFrancisGeneIllyLillianNatalia, and Sean. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.

3a. The resin colors available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Normal Pink, Normal Yellow, White. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.

4. The choices available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: HanselGretelLouisAlicePeter, and Dorothy. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.

4a. The resin colors available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Real Skin Normal, Real Skin White, Real Skin Brown. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.

5. The raffle prize is only valid for the dolls mentioned in #3 and #4. The raffle prize is non-transferable and is not convertible to cash.

6. The raffle prize is absolutely only for the blank head and doll body. This does not include any options such as faceups, body blushing, clothes, special resin colors, and the like.

6a. The winner, however, can choose to add the difference for these extra options. This will be discussed with the winner once the winner is chosen.

7. The raffle prize does not include the cost of international shipping. The winner will shoulder the cost of shipping from the doll company to the winner. 

7a. The raffle prize also does not include the customs fee or taxes that the postal system of the winner’s country will impose on that package. The winner will shoulder whatever taxes or fees that the package may entail.

Please help me spread the word by reblogging this post or sharing about it on Facebook. More entries means more money raised for the relief operations of the Philippine Red Cross, which will make both me and you very happy, a more entries means more chances for you to win a doll of your choice for a fraction of the cost, which will make you very happy. Everybody wins! 

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced
A DOLL RAFFLE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TYPHOON YOLANDA
Typhoon Yolanda, the world’s strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit land, made landfall in the Philippines early last Friday, November 8 2013. The super typhoon with the international name Haiyan has left an unspeakable amount of devastation in its wake. The most recent news from the Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates a total of 9.5 million people affected by the typhoon, either by loss of property, livelihood, or loved ones, a number of the country’s poorest provinces ravaged directly by the typhoon.
My name is Trisha Descallar, and I am a BJD owner and enthusiast based in Manila, Philippines. My part of the country was not too terribly affected by the typhoon, but I am still, nonetheless, affected by the plight of my countrymen in Eastern Visayas.
In 2011, Typhoon Sendong hit my country, dumping one month’s worth of rain in just one night on Northern Mindanao. I was already very active in my local BJD community then, and decided to go out on a limb and combine my hobby and my desire to help in order to raise funds for relief operations. Utilizing the power of my friends and social media, that little endeavor of mine managed to raise $332 or P14,445, which was promptly turned over to Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan, a Jesuit organization based in my school, the Ateneo de Manila University.
Now, it is 2013, and I would like to once again appeal to the generosity of my friends in the doll hobby.
DONATE TO TYPHOON YOLANDA RELIEF OPERATIONS AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN EITHER A MYSTIC KIDS 1/4 BJD OR A LUTS TINY DELF OF YOUR CHOICE!!!
Mechanics:









0. This mechanics posted on this entry apply to  entries from the Philippines only. International users, please click here. 
1. Each donation of PHP 250 is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.
2. Make your donation directly to the Philippine Red Cross via bank deposit, Cebuana Lhuillier, or Paypal only. A list payment details can be found here.
3. Send a scan/photo of your validated transaction slip from the bank, or a screenshot of your donation receipt from Paypal to trisha.descallar@yahoo.com, along with the following details:
Email Subject: DOLL RAFFLE DONATION PH - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]
Full Name: Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Shipping Address:Cellphone Number: Email Address:Confirmation #: (for Paypal donations only)Total Donation in Philippine Peso:Doll of Choice:
This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.
4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged.
5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.
6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.
7. I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be ordered and received. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.









The Prize:









1. The winner of the raffle can choose either one (1) Mystic Kids 1/4 or one (1) Luts Tiny Delf. Only one (1) winner will be chosen and only one (1) doll will be won.
2. The Mystic Kids 1/4 will be ordered from Alice’s Collections and the Luts Tiny Delf will be ordered from Luts.
3. The choices available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Victor, Caroline, Evelyn, Francis, Gene, Illy, Lillian, Natalia, and Sean. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.
3a. The resin colors available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Normal Pink, Normal Yellow, White. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.
4. The choices available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Hansel, Gretel, Louis, Alice, Peter, and Dorothy. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.
4a. The resin colors available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Real Skin Normal, Real Skin White, Real Skin Brown. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.
5. The raffle prize is only valid for the dolls mentioned in #3 and #4. The raffle prize is non-transferable and is not convertible to cash.
6. The raffle prize is absolutely only for the blank head and doll body. This does not include any options such as faceups, body blushing, clothes, special resin colors, and the like.
6a. The winner, however, can choose to add the difference for these extra options. This will be discussed with the winner once the winner is chosen.









Please help me spread the word by reblogging this post or sharing about it on Facebook. More entries means more money raised for the relief operations of the Philippine Red Cross, which will make both me and you very happy, a more entries means more chances for you to win a doll of your choice for a fraction of the cost, which will make you very happy. Everybody wins! 

A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced

A DOLL RAFFLE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TYPHOON YOLANDA

Typhoon Yolanda, the world’s strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit land, made landfall in the Philippines early last Friday, November 8 2013. The super typhoon with the international name Haiyan has left an unspeakable amount of devastation in its wake. The most recent news from the Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates a total of 9.5 million people affected by the typhoon, either by loss of property, livelihood, or loved ones, a number of the country’s poorest provinces ravaged directly by the typhoon.

My name is Trisha Descallar, and I am a BJD owner and enthusiast based in Manila, Philippines. My part of the country was not too terribly affected by the typhoon, but I am still, nonetheless, affected by the plight of my countrymen in Eastern Visayas.

In 2011, Typhoon Sendong hit my country, dumping one month’s worth of rain in just one night on Northern Mindanao. I was already very active in my local BJD community then, and decided to go out on a limb and combine my hobby and my desire to help in order to raise funds for relief operations. Utilizing the power of my friends and social media, that little endeavor of mine managed to raise $332 or P14,445, which was promptly turned over to Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan, a Jesuit organization based in my school, the Ateneo de Manila University.

Now, it is 2013, and I would like to once again appeal to the generosity of my friends in the doll hobby.

DONATE TO TYPHOON YOLANDA RELIEF OPERATIONS AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN EITHER A MYSTIC KIDS 1/4 BJD OR A LUTS TINY DELF OF YOUR CHOICE!!!

Mechanics:

0. This mechanics posted on this entry apply to  entries from the Philippines only. International users, please click here. 

1. Each donation of PHP 250 is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.

2. Make your donation directly to the Philippine Red Cross via bank deposit, Cebuana Lhuillier, or Paypal only. A list payment details can be found here.

3. Send a scan/photo of your validated transaction slip from the bank, or a screenshot of your donation receipt from Paypal to trisha.descallar@yahoo.com, along with the following details:

Email Subject: DOLL RAFFLE DONATION PH - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]

Full Name: 
Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)
Shipping Address:
Cellphone Number: 
Email Address:
Confirmation #: (for Paypal donations only)
Total Donation in Philippine Peso:
Doll of Choice:

This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.

4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged.

5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.

6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.

7. I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be ordered and received. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.

The Prize:

1. The winner of the raffle can choose either one (1) Mystic Kids 1/4 or one (1) Luts Tiny Delf. Only one (1) winner will be chosen and only one (1) doll will be won.

2. The Mystic Kids 1/4 will be ordered from Alice’s Collections and the Luts Tiny Delf will be ordered from Luts.

3. The choices available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Victor, Caroline, Evelyn, Francis, Gene, Illy, Lillian, Natalia, and Sean. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.

3a. The resin colors available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Normal Pink, Normal Yellow, White. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.

4. The choices available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Hansel, Gretel, Louis, Alice, Peter, and Dorothy. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.

4a. The resin colors available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Real Skin Normal, Real Skin White, Real Skin Brown. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.

5. The raffle prize is only valid for the dolls mentioned in #3 and #4. The raffle prize is non-transferable and is not convertible to cash.

6. The raffle prize is absolutely only for the blank head and doll body. This does not include any options such as faceups, body blushing, clothes, special resin colors, and the like.

6a. The winner, however, can choose to add the difference for these extra options. This will be discussed with the winner once the winner is chosen.

Please help me spread the word by reblogging this post or sharing about it on Facebook. More entries means more money raised for the relief operations of the Philippine Red Cross, which will make both me and you very happy, a more entries means more chances for you to win a doll of your choice for a fraction of the cost, which will make you very happy. Everybody wins! 

Hi, everyone! Long time, no post!

I fell off the face of the BJD hobby for quite some time. Real life got in the way! My dolls sat there quietly and my camera gathered dust in the corner of my room; being a graduating college senior is not the easiest thing to be!

I’m on semestral break now, and when I’m not catching up on missed sleep, I’m slowly trying to crawl back into my old internet haunts.

Star☆Danced is going through a major overhaul right now. To reflect my own personal style and the direction I’ve taken thus far, I’ve decided to purge all my old entries in order to have more flexibility with my post format and content. The only entries I kept are the ones from December last year, when I ran a fundraising venture for the victims of Typhoon Sendong; I need those for posterity, and because I still owe people prints! Goodness.

I’m also revamping the layout of this tumblr. I’m a bit rusty with my coding, I haven’t had to tweak a layout in the longest time, so I’m still trying to remember how to do some things. Hmm.

Lots of things have changed for me since I last posted — spoiler alert: doll family included. Can’t wait to share them with you! But for now, hello and see you again soon, and thanks for still sticking with me here at Star☆Danced! :)

The money we raised for Sendong relief operations went to Simbahan Lingkod Ng Bayan, a Jesuit organization based in my school, Ateneo de Manila University, sent via Paypal through one of my former professors, who is mobilizing Internet funds on behalf of Simbahan Lingkod Ng Bayan. (The rest of the fundraising efforts to his name are found here.) I couldn’t send the total in one transaction because of Paypal fees, so I had to put some money into my account in order to cover for it.

According to him, Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan will be emailing an official acknowledgement of the receipt of the donation once everything has been received, so I’ll post about that too when I get the email. Fundraising is still ongoing, though; if you still want to help, please click here.

Classes resumed this week, and it’s been really stressful. I had a huge paper due last Thursday, and at least two hundred pages of a novel that I should’ve read over the break. Ah, my doing nothing - absolutely nothing - over the holiday break is coming back to bite me in the butt. My body clock is still dysfunctional, and I have a two hundred or so pages to read by Monday for one class alone. ( ̄へ ̄)There’s been a slight delay with the prints, which I was supposed to mail by the 4th. So many things have been happening this week, and I haven’t had the time do anything outside scrambling my academics together. I’ll do my best to post them no later than the 16th. It’s also been really hard coming up with nice, print-worthy work, since I don’t wanna send you guys just any old thing. I made something in addition to the prints, so hopefully that’ll make up for the delay. Huhu! (´・`)

Again, thank you for your support of Star☆Danced’s Sendong fundraising endeavors, and for your patience as I get these prints out and into the mail. Rest assured that everything is being done with a lot of love and a personal touch. ♡

Our regularly scheduled programming will now resume. See you arond!