Tuesday, February 07, 2012


For the past two weeks, many parcels of kawaii and happiness have been arriving at my door. But I've been kept busy and miserable by something so vile, so frustrating, and time consuming, that it can only be called a research paper. But I finished it last Tuesday so life is happy and good again. Until the next part is due anyway, in three weeks time.

Despite finishing my paper, I didn't even have time to enjoy my kawaii purchases because I signed up for a coaching seminar that will hopefully, help me pass my CMA exam in June. CMA stands for Certified Management Accountant and it's basically the designation I want to get after I get my Bachelor's in April. My coaching seminars are every Saturday, from 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM :(. On Sunday, I had a bridal shower to go to, even though I didn't want to go. But that's life.

Anyway, moving on to the point of this post. The pictures of my latest kawaii are in no particular order, I can't even remember in which order they arrived in.

First is my Nemuneko, also known as sleepy cat. I bought this adorable sleepy cat off a seller on ebay I had previously pruchased from. But he told me that if we made a sale outside of ebay, he'd be able to give me a much better price and he has the lowest price guaranteed policy. He does give me really good deals though, as a kawaii collector, I know the approximate price that sellers are selling them for and he really does give me awesome deals. Not to mention that he's a really nice guy and he knows English well (sorry to be mean, but it really does help a lot when you can communicate well over e-mails).

Nemuneko with mousey on its head.

Side view.

What cute little stub of a tail!

I also bought another Nemuneko plush that was sleeping in a snug mitten. I had bought this one off of a Japanese ebay seller that I've previously purchased from before.

Mitten Nemuneko is a lot smaller than the mouse one. To show you the difference in sizes, I took a picture with both of them. Mitten Nemuneko is a bit bigger than the palm of my hand, while Mouse Nemuneko, I can hug as a pillow, albeit an awkward pillow.

Next up is a weird looking cat/dragon plush. I bought this from my Japanese ebay seller as well. Apparently, it's made by the same company that makes Gloomy Bear. When I first saw it, I didn't know what to think of it. But I ended up getting it because it was so unusual and kawaii...in a really strange way, plus it cames with a little jingling bell.

Side view.

Even Obi likes Kittyzilla.

I went through a lot of trouble to get this San-x Coron Buta plush. I bought it off a seller on FB (yes, I know) and it was $15 shipped, but when she realized that I lived in Canada, she said she'd have to charge $11 for shipping (wtf, I know). So I had it shipped to a warehouse near the border. On two DIFFERENT days when my family decided to go to the Staes to buy groceries (yes, it's that much cheaper so that it's worth the gas), there was a snow/ice storm. Eventually, I finally brought him home.

The little piggy belongs to my sister and I just thought they would look so cute together.

Piggy love.

This next plush is not the conventional Japanese kawaii plush, but it's still kawaii. I couldn't resist this adorable TY zebra plush when I saw it at a Hallmark near my uni. I especially love how soft he is and I love the shade of green it has. He even matches my living room walls!

Zebra chilling in his new home.

This plush is my sister's. It's an emoticon expression seal, dressed in a Hello Kitty costume. Apparently, this character is really popular in Japan. I've started seeing some merchandise of it lately. It's called Mojimoji Azarashizu.

Side view.

I've also received two adorable keychain plushes as part of a swap. I swapped two of my unwanted keychain plushes for these two. They were a lot bigger than I expected and they're so soft too!

Swap plushies!

Finally, the last item that I'll be showing you also belongs to my sister. She bought this HUGE and super kawaii duck plush. It's incredibly soft and it's way cuter than it looked in the picture. Perfect for cuddling!

I've taken a picture to show you how big it actually is compared to my palm-sized mitten Nemuneko.

It's Godzilla-sized compared to my Nemuneko!