Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!!!

I know that I'm 4 days late but I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to write a proper blog post. But it's better late than never right?

I had a wonderful Christmas and an amazing (almost) week off. Christmas Eve was spent with my family for dim sum and the food was delicious. We haven't gone dim summing for about two months, boo hoo but I guess that was what made the food so yummy. Christmas Eve...ning and night was spent with Alex and his family since they do the presents opening at midnight. I couldn't stay up until midnight and fell asleep at around 11:30 PM (so close but I was dead tired). I was woken up at around 12:30 AM by this mom.

So sleepy...I wanted to go back to bed instead of opening presents, believe it or not.

Then, it was presents! I received a set of adorable cupcake mugs and a portable mini fireplace from his parents, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box and a super cute camera pouch from Alex. Yay!

Christmas morning, we drove to my house to open presents with my family! I received the complete Sherlock Holmes stories and Ghost Trick from my brother, a bunch of kawaii plushies from my sister, lots and lots of clothes and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword from my parents, set of kawaii sanrio stuffed animals from Ben (sister's boyfriend) and.........A 3DS FROM ALEX!

Christmas couldn't have been more Christmasy. There were lights everywhere and even the weather cooperated. There was no snow at all...until the morning of December 23rd! There was literally no snow until I woke up to get ready for work, it had snowed overnight! And it was snowing fat fluffy snowflakes all day. It even snowed on Christmas Eve and it's been snowing almost every day since. Now, we have a shit ton of snow. And freezing cold weather. Today was -13 Celsius excluding the wind but that's not too bad, we've had worst, like -40 and stuff.

Lovely Christmas weather except not so picturesque since I live in the city.

I tried taking pictures of my Christmas gifts but the sun has set and all my pictures look really crappy with natural light. I'll try to take some this weekend since the sun has set whenever I get home from work. Meanwhile, enjoy these random Christmas pictures that I took during the holiday season.

Wrapping presents with Mom.


Presents under the tree! There was a lot more but I don't think I took a picture of everything near the end.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...

My macaron Nyankos are searching for presents with their names on time.

Of course, nothing would be totally kawaii without arpakassos! So I've decided to add a little bit of arpakasso-ness to my Christmas pictures!

Lemon Macaron Arpakasso with Frosty.

Party Arpakasso playing hide and seek in the Christmas tree.

Party Arpakasso with a pair of lovely Poinsettias

Treeson hoped that everyone had a Merry Christmas!

What did Santa bring you for Christmas?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

christmas break begins!

Gueeeeeesssssssss whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? MY FINALS ARE DONE!!! WOOOOO!!! CELEBRATION TIME, C'MON!!!!

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Feels great! So great that I'm going to neglect my work of sending out invoices and Christmas greetings to clients and update my blog. I'm that bad ass.

My last final went alright, it was accounting theory (wtf right?) and a very open ended exam. I tried to apply as much theory as possible to the questions but I don't know how my professor is going to mark it. He's not a hard marker but he's not an easy one either. Hopefully, I'll get at least an A- (80-84) as a final grade.

In other great news, I finished all my Christmas shopping! Although I just finished my finals, I also just finished my shopping too! I ordered most of my gifts online and had them delivered to me (free shipping except for my sister's) so everything's done!

Now that my holiday begins, I can read Game of Thrones as much as I like. It's about kings, knights, dragons, sex and war. It's obviously a lot better than the way I put it but for more information, go here. For those of you who haven't read it, I strongly suggest you do! It's actually called A Song of Ice and Fire but it's known as The Game of Thrones since that's the name of the first book.There's currently 5 books I'm currently on the 4th book and I can't put it down (like all the others)! They also made a HBO series out of it, which I've downloaded and am going to watch during the Christmas season! Game of Thrones marathon!

The current 5 books.

The Iron Throne that everyone is fighting for.

House Banner of the Starks.

House Lannister.

House Baratheon.

Banner of Targaryen.

Kawaii version of all the major house banners.

I didn't list all the major house banners since it would go on forever (there's a lot of characters in the story, most of them not major but some would play a major role in one book or they'll disappear for a while and then come back.) I love love love this series and while I was googling all these pictures to post, I was tempted to buy myself a poster of one of the family sigils. But it would be hard for me to choose because I honestly don't have a favourite house since I like them all! Yes, even the Lannisters (for those of you who have read/watched the series).

In other news, I was thinking of getting myself a little something for Christmas. Kind of as a reward for working so hard during the year (I never actually had a real break from school or work...for the past 4 years). I was always either working full time or in school full-time with one of the other thrown in there (ie. If I was working full time, I'd only take one class and or if I was in school full-time, I'd work part time).

I can only get something that's about $30 (shipping included). It's between these two items;

Pusheen plush.

Sorry the image is so small, this is the only pic that I can find.

Which one should I get? Tell me your opinion either in the comments or the tagboard!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

contest plug

Here's a contest that I'm entering in! It's right up my alley since it's all KAWAII GOODIES OMGWTFBBQIWANTTOWINTHISOSBAD!

Super kawaii goodies that you can win!

Enter here. But don't so that I can win...

forced finals mini-break

Hey everyone! I'm sorry that I haven't updated in a while, studying for finals doesn't give much time for doing anything else! My life for the past week consisted of studying, eating, and sleeping. Wanting to kill myself was in there occasionally.

But that's 2 down and 1 more to go! And being the genius that I am, I forgot my textbook at school, even though I was at school LESS AND AN HOUR AGO! Now, I can't study for my final final and I am stressing out since I only have today (which won't be happening since I don't have my textbook) and tomorrow. It's on Monday morning, first thing. Aaaaah!

That's how I felt when I realized I forgot my book.

Luckily, Alex is going to pick it up on his way home from work (he works literally 5 mins away from school) and he didn't want to do it! He was all like, "Ugh grunt snort, no, I don't want to -sigh- FML, fine." Which is rude, especially since he PASSES BY SCHOOL AND MY HOUSE ON THE WAY BACK TO HIS HOUSE! Sheesh. Maybe I'm just demanding. Plus, he can sign up for kickboxing if he didn't already at school. I signed up yesterday! And this proves that I'm even dumber than before since I was at school yesterday and I didn't think to pick up my textbook. Oh God, I must've failed all my finals. If I can't even remember to pick up my textbook, then I definitely can't remember all that crap. But I honestly thought I had it at home.

I'm such a failure. I'm sorry!

So instead of studying, I'm making a blog post, yay! Oh, remember that post I made about Stumpy and all his whining and crying about how I messed up the project? Well, if you don't, then you can refresh your memory here. Anyway, we got our project back yesterday after the final and guess what mark we got? Take a guess.


which is between a 85 and a 89. Say whaaaaat?

I couldn't find a bigger picture and I was too lazy to make my own so this will do. Anyone else remember this show? It's amazing.

This might be better...

If only I had known before I got home, I would've been all, "IN YOUR FACE STUMPY! IF IT WASN'T FOR MY SUPER AWESOME EDITING OF YOUR SHIT ASS CRAP PART, WE WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN THIS SO YOU SHOULD'VE JUST KEPT YOUR USELESS TRAP SHUT!" but I only found out after I got home. But I still get bragging rights. And it's not because he had done a good job, he practically failed the first midterm and only got a 70 something on the second midterm while I got 85 and 93 respectively. I like to stroke my own ego, makes me feel smart.

You tell him Senor Chang

I also gave my friend her gift! Her reaction was this...

Except we weren't so far from each other.

I should get back to studying even though my textbook is at school. But at least I have my (shitty) notes and the teacher's (shitty) slides so I should get on that.

But it wouldn't be a post by me if I didn't have something kawaii in it. So here's the latest kawaii item that I want.

Soooo cute! It's called the Nemuneko Sleepy Cat or something. It's basically a cat that sleeps all the time! I don't like cats but I'll make an exception.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

luxury condoms

Instead of studying (again), I was scrolling through Oh No They Didn't!, a LJ community where members post news about gossip and pop culture, and I found a post about..

Louis Vuitton Condoms.

Yes, that's right. These babies (haha, see what I did there?) will be selling for $68 a condom. They're not officially made by LV but a lot of LV fans "are really looking forward to this product". Wtf, seriously?

Ladies, wouldn't that be super sexy?

First LV toilet paper and then came the trash bags. What's next, LV kleenx? Or do they have that already? I guess it goes to show that people will buy anything as long as LV has its logo on it. Don't get me wrong, I freggin' love LV, it's my favourite brand, but I wouldn't buy this crap. But then again, I don't have loads of money to throw away. Rich people don't like normal people. I wonder if the LV toilet paper is made of silk or something. It better scrub me clean too.

LV is with me all the time, even when I'm in the bathroom. We'll be together forever bbz.

Okay, the trash bag isn't what you think it is. I mean, it is a trash bag, but it's a trash bag, as in handbag. But it might as well be used for a bag to put your trash into it because it's ugly...and looks like a trash bag. This baby goes for $2000 for a garbage bag that has the words Louis Vuitton on it.

Called the "Raindrop Besace." Should've been called the Trashy.

In case one wasn't enough, they designed another one. I will admit that the leather for the strap looks beautiful though.

Read the original post about LV condoms here.

On a totally unrelated note. Check out my totally cute and awesome Hello Kitty toys from MacDonald's. Be jelly.

There's a knob at the back of the hula one and she twirls the hula around. The snowboard is a bobble head. Want more!

Big jelly.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

kawaii wishlist

Yesterday, instead of studying, I got distracted by, what else, kawaii things. It got to a point where I wanted so many things that I think I need a new house just to put them all in. I decided to make a "kawaii wishlist" and share it with everyone. They are not in particular order.

Omg Santa Hannari Tofu! Bring me lots of kawaii presents!

This is officially called the Hannari Tofu Christmas Plush Santa Yellow Yuzu. I'll just call it Santa Hannari Tofu. Hannari Tofus are plush of, you guessed it, tofus. Again, only Japan would think of something like this, to make an unpopular food into something that's super kawaii and fluffy. They come in a huge variety of colours and styles. I first learned about this little guy back in 2008 or 2009. I had my eye on one for a long time and when I finally decided to get one, Alex confessed that he bought two of them for me for Christmas (cue: AWWWWWWWWW!). They're yellow and green and I still have them.

My precious tofus + dumplings. Excuse the bad picture, this is before I knew what lighting was.

Next is Pusheen the fatass cat. It's basically an obese grey cat that does really cute things. Its creators made adorable gifs and comics of it. There's also many other types of Pusheen merchandise such as necklaces, t-shirts, rings, etc. You can view more of Pusheen here.

I'm not a cat person but I can't resist this!

The next following items, I thought I was done obsessing over. But apparently not since all I had to do was check to see if there were newer items in stock and the obsession burst from me again. Of course, I'm talking about ARPAKASSOS!!! I bought so many of these because of my obsession with them a few months ago and I thought that I had fulfilled it and it was time to move onto something else but no. These are the ones that made it on my list;

Because every girl needs to put her change in kawaii arpakassos. Love the plain white and brown ones.

Scottish Arpakassos! Just kidding, they just have the argyle pattern. I want the beige and the white ones.

Next up are the GIANT arpakassos. They're not that giant but they're pretty big, ranging between 30 cm to 45 cm in height.

These are 30 cm in height I believe. Definitely want the brown or the white with a flower on its head.

These would definitely be my first choice big arpakasso plushes but they're more expensive. They're also huge (40 cm in height). Any of them would be great!

The final two items are from San-X, the ingenius Japanese company that specializes in making kawaii characters. They made a relatively new line called Sentimental Circus. Not really sure what the story is behind it, but it's a circus and there's all these cute (and some of them creepy) creatures that perform for the circus.

This is Rio the lion. Isn't he cute? Want this plush but I can only find a 9" one that's $30 and I don't want one that big or that expensive.

This is Shappo, the ringmaster! I have no idea what he's supposed to be...a rabbit?

So there you have it, my kawaii wishlist (so far). Santa, bring me these kawaii items!