Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Mood: Excited
Playing: Nothing Currently
Just wanted to drop in and share this cute picture with you! Hope you have a great Halloween! I still need to carve my pumpkins, so expect a pumpkin post, Halloween post, and 2 Japanese festival posts!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

School Can Be Fun~!

Playing: Jar of Hearts-Christina Perri
I'm currently sitting on a couch in a Japanese school girl outfit because I just came home from a Japanese festival. I was going to go with Tiffany, Tina, and Maggie tomorrow, but they never texted me the information and time, so I figured, might as well go by myself. It's better to go by yourself then to wait for friends and not go at all, right? I should be working on my Geometry homework, but I wanted to do a post about my school life. I almost always share the more Asian aspects of my life with my readers because face it, most of my readers are in love with Japan. I rarely share with you the normal American things in my life and have it be well received.  So here you go, a post about what goes on at school!
Maggie brought this candy back from Taiwan for Tiffany and Tiffany was so kind as to give me two pieces! One Original Calpico and one Grape Calpico! Super yummy!
If you read this post, then you will remember how low the water was. With a tiny bit of rain, it became a real nice stream!
When I went to the homecoming game, each class put on a play and the freshman had Up! They let go a huge bunch of balloons, as you can see above! The juniors did Finding Nemo and they also let a bouquet of balloons fly. While at the game, I hung out with Tina, Tiffany, Sophie, Aadil, Clare, Aspen, and Maggie, but Maggie ditched us!
Then I went to our homecoming dance the next day, which wasn't a dress up formal dance like I was hoping for. We were all running around in jeans or shorts! Doesn't it look like a wannabe club? It's just missing all the over 21 things!
They gave us these glasses that gave us Kaleidoscope Eyes! Get it? It's a reference to The Beatles! Isn't it so cool? Now I'm just going to spam you with Kaleidoscope Eyes pictures!
As you can see, I really liked taking photos with the glasses. I want to put these up on my DeviantArt because they're so pretty and they make me so happy!
This was originally a stamp with my high school's name. When I washed my hands, it came out like this. Looks like a face with a mustache, huh?
This is a picture of what loners Tina, Sophie and I are. Ceajae took a photo of us thinking it was funny how we were hovering over our phones because we weren't having fun at the dance. Did you notice that the three of us are all wearing bows? Now, did you notice that Tina and I are wearing matching ones?!?!?! So yeah, this post has summarized my school adventures so far.
What is the most fun thing at your school or university? Is there anything special about your school/university?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I Enjoy Eating :D

Mood: Depressed
Playing: MaGic in youR Eyes-Tommy February6
Lately, I've been taking tons of photos of food and I wanted to just drop them on my blog. I don't want to print them out, but I don't want to delete them, so I figured, why not share it with you?
I went to a Thai restaurant with my mum and I got Thai ice tea because it's just so good!
We shared a bowl of seafood soup. I decided to try a different type of noddles called rice flat noodles instead of the normal hokkien noodles I get. Next time, I want to try it with udon instead.
We also shared a plate of fried rice. I know it's easy to make, but this place makes it just so good!
This is an appetizer we got called money bags. It's filled with ground meat and coconut! Wow, the two of us got a lot of food, huh?
Then my dad and I got take out Japanese food. He got a poke bowl and it is so good. The lighting is so cruddy in my house at night, so my pictures came out with funny coloring...
I got a noodle combination, so it came with zaru udon, which is so refreshing and I also got some spicy tuna rolls! I'm so weird...I got all cold foods to eat for dinner on a rainy day...
What was the last thing you ate? Was it delicious or just good?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Recent (And Not So Recent) Purchases

Mood: Anxious
Playing:Anything Anything-Something Corporate
As you must know by now, I went to San Francisco awhile ago. I wanted to share with you some of the things I got there and some of the things I've purchased and accumulated. I figured I would do a haul because my post with the most comments was a haul, so I guess my readers like seeing hauls!  Now that I think about it, most of these purchases aren't recent at all!
I was at a restaurant called Little Beijing in San Francisco, so I went into the store next to it because it had a lovely Hello Kitty display. To my great shock and pleasure, it turned out to be a candy store filled with foreign sweets! I got some Japanese Hi Chew and I'm not sure what country Sugus are from...Do you know?
My mum's cousin gave me these, when we met up with her and my second cousin, her daughter. On the back, it says they were made for a store called Daiso. Does anyone know what a Daiso is? Anyways, I'll be looking forward to trying to coordinate these!
I bought a froggy  coin purse to hold my jewelry during lacrosse, but I currently can't find it...The Hello Kitty zombie pin is from Hot Topic and I couldn't resist it. The jellybeans were for science class. They were so colorful that I couldn't help, but put it in my haul! I ate too many in science class and got sick, so did Vivian!
These are my most recent purchases. I saw these earphones on Rebecca's blog, which she got in Taiwan, but I found them in the USA! I couldn't decide between the pink and blue. I decided on blue, since it's my favorite color! The pins were only $1 each, so I couldn't help, but get a few. Nyanko is so hard to find and the Rilakkuma ones were so funny! I encourage you to click on the photo to make it bigger, so you can see all the details!
I bought this quite a few months ago because I desperately wanted something from the tokidoki for Hello Kitty collection, but I couldn't afford anything. The only things I could afford were the scarves and stationary. I figured the stationary I would use up and I wanted something that would last forever, so I got a scarf. I really wanted a purse from the collection...Most of this shopping was fairly cheap within the $10 range or were gifts. The only semi expensive thing here was the scarf...
When it rains, do you enjoy it or is it a hassle?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Louis and Pluck Pluck Take San Fran!

Mood: Anxious
Playing: Last Straw-Jack's Mannequin
Do you get the title? Do you see how clever it is? If you don't, then you don't know the Kardashians! Oh, what lame jokes and references my brain comes up with, when the weather is rainy!
So for my weekend in Berkeley, Louis and Pluck Pluck jumped in my purse for a fun adventure!
While waiting around for the rental car, Louis and Pluck Pluck decided they wanted to walk around and ended up sitting on my brother's saxophone case.
Louis was playing around in the hotel room and he surprised me by hiding in one of the coffee cups! That would be a cute gift idea, huh?
Pluck Pluck and Louis got into a fight with a stone lion on the UC Berkeley campus! Makes you wonder what they did...
The two of them went to a Japanese Garden in San Francisco and had so much fun!
They decided that this was one of their favorite spots that we had visited and demanded many pictures.
If you headed towards the back of the garden, you found this beautiful pond that Louis wanted to swim in.
This bridge was much fun for Pluck Pluck and Louis to climb. Louis made it down for a picture, but I had to climb up to save Pluck Pluck. He was very embarrassed!
Please excuse the jacket in this photo. If it wasn't there, then the faces of Louis and Rip Rip wouldn't show up because it was way too bright! I didn't notice the jacket got into the photo until I got home...
On the next day, we went to the Berkeley gardens up in the mountain-ish area. Louis and Pluck Pluck wanted more photos of themselves online and wanted a whole photo shoot!
There was another Japanese garden at the Berkeley one, so needless to say, it was their favorite!
There's this little strap on my mum's coat that I used to carry Louis around for a bit. I thought it looked rather cute!
On the ride back home, Louis and Pluck Pluck saw me taking out the camera to take a picture of the pastel sky and they begged me to take a picture of them! Someone was giving me weird looks, while I was doing this. On the plane, I got a massive headache for some reason. Does anything weird happen to you on the plane like headaches, motion sickness, or just feeling generally gross?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rip Rip is Kind of Liking College

Mood: Worried
Playing:Daydream-One Night Only
Yay, for a real post! Hopefully, you will like this, since I skimped on my homework quality to do this. I'm also skimping on my History Day and Craft Fair work to do this, so you better like this! Haha, sorry for trying to guilt you into liking this post!
Rip Rip was so happy to get a visit from Pluck Pluck, his Mini Me, over the weekend.
Rip Rip immediately put Pluck Pluck to work cleaning my brother's and my brother's roommates' dishes! How dare they put these two cuties to work! Don't you love how their dishes are the throw away kind, but they keep on reusing them? Yay, for saving money!
Here the two of them are sitting upon the cereal and soda stack. When I go to college, I hope I don't drink that much soda! Mostly because soda makes me feel rather ill...
While Rip Rip was showing Pluck Pluck around the dorm room, they stumbled past this antique-looking Chinese lamp.
You might remember how Rip Rip enjoyed playing the guitar(click here, if you don't!), but he is now trying to learn how to play the drums!
Rip Rip went and visited the hotel I was staying at and loved how beautiful the marina looked. He used to love boating, until his motion sickness started to act up...
A little bit before the trip to San Francisco and Berkeley, Rip Rip took part in a political rally. You can see the police keeping him out!
By the way, Starry Eyed Bowtique and Hawaii Kawaii are hosting a giveaway with super Harajuku bows as the prize. You ought to go check it out and enter! If you're interested in it, click here! Also, Rebecca showed me this website called LOOKBOOK and I really enjoy looking at the styles, especially Nigel L's photos.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My First Lolita Dress! :)

Mood: Pleased
Playing: Punk Rock Princess (Acoustic)-Something Corporate
After 2 years of persuasion, I finally persuaded my mum to buy me a Lolita dress. Well actually, to allow me to use her credit card online to buy a Lolita dress. I also expanded my horizons quite a bit. Before, the only two real Lolita brands I knew about were Angelic Pretty and Baby, The Stars Shine Bright. Thanks to A Sweet Lolita in Debt and Sweet Lolita on the Go, I discovered Bodyline! It's so much more reasonably priced. I can see paying $30-$60 for a Lolita outfit, but not $300 or more. I was orignally aiming for a pink or blue dress, but my accessories favored a black dress instead.
Here are some picture of the packaging. I waited 4 days in anticipation for this! Now for the pic drop. Please excuse my too many pictures. It's my first dress and I'm so excited!
Check out the new floor of my house! My parents are so happy with it...Ok, back to the point, the pictures are the front and back of the dress. The last one is the bow that came with it. Do all Bodyline dresses come with a matching bow?
The lighting came out a lot better on these photos then I expected it to. It was raining, so I was afraid that the photos would come out oddly. I was also afraid that my dress would be soaked through. These are all close ups of the: collar, hem, and the tie thing-y's in the back. I bought a size medium and it's a bit tight on me. I usually wear a USA size small, but they didn't have any smalls left. I forgot that these were Japanese sizes, so it's a good thing that I got the medium. It's a tad tight on me though, so I'm going to run more to squeeze in. I'll post pictures of my possible accessories for it later on.
Have you ever splurged on something that you know you won't wear a lot, but you just had to have it?
It looks a bit maid-ish, huh? I just noticed that...I'm still happy with it though!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pluck Pluck ♥'s Desserts~

Playing: Kelsey-Metro Station
A few nights ago, I went to a Chinese bakery to get some giant mochis, but I decided to buy a blueberry
 mouse and a chocolate/peanut butter(?) mousse. It wasn't half as tasty as the mochi, but Pluck Pluck, a smaller Rip Rip, loved them. These are the desserts before he attacked them. Aren't they pretty?
Here's Pluck Pluck after he was done eating. He's posing with his finished desserts! He's quite a piggy, considering he's so tiny. By the way, I won't be online for a few days, so goodbye for now!