Sunday, December 15, 2013

all i want for christmas is.....all these

I know, I know...I suck. It's been well over a month since my previous update and I don't have any reason other than usual ones, you know them all by heart now.

Since it's mid-December, I think it'd be appropriate to make a Christmas list detailing all the things I don't need and want (and because I haven't actually had time to take pictures of the kawaii I've collected over the months).

I present to you, Richelle's 2013 Christmas List.


Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

otakuthon goods 2013

Ok, it's been forever since I've done one of my real posts where I take pictures of my kawaii instead of just being lazy and screen capping all the newest kawaii goods. I went to Otakuthon, our local anime convention with my friend Suzy back in August. It was my first time attending last year and to be honest, I only went for the shopping. This year, I went exclusively for the shopping.

I didn't buy much as I had set a budget for myself. When I shopped uninhibited last year, I spent about $200 ⊙0⊙. It included the entrance fee of $30 but still, that's a ton of money. Worse part? I forgot about most of my purchases until I dug it up several months later.

I had set a budget of $100 and this is what I got for $75 (omg my budgeting and self-restraint skills worked for once).

Otakuthon Purchases

Thursday, October 17, 2013

rilakkumadesu giveaway

Ariel's Rilakkuma Giveaway!

Hey everyone, my good friend Ariel is being incredibly generous by giving away a bunch of Rilakukma goodies! Go and check it out.

But we all know, I don't actually want you to because it'll decrease my chances of winning. Good luck to all participants!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

zombbet goods

It's been a while and I apologize again for not updating \(-___________-;)/. CMA has started again and I just experienced working with my new team. It was...bad. One of our team members was pulled out two days before the assignment was due (he failed the rewrite and just got the results), another team member was getting married so he was MIA but did finish his part on time, another never showed up to the meetings or responded to emails and the last one would rather do her crossfit workouts than be readily available for any additional work.

I stupidly volunteered to put the assignment together and completed all the other parts of the report that no one did (which pretty comprised of 50% of the report). I asked them to help out but it would take them over a day to respond and I would have to wait for them to finish. But I'm going to make sure we're more organized and responsive for the next assignment because I'm not dealing with this crap for a whole year and because my passing is on the line as well (we pass or fail as a group for the final report).

Anyway, enough with the complaining, onwards with the (creepy) kawaii!

Zombbet wants you to buy their goodies or they'll eat you

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

rilakkuma happy natural time re-ments

Bwah! It's been forever, I apologize. I've been obsessively playing Animal Crossing whenever I have any free time and CMA started again.

Because of the intense kawaii level of the Happy Natural Time series, San-x decided to make some re-ments for the collection also! There's a huge "HOMEMADE" sign on the box so I guess the emphasis of the re-ment is home baked goods?

Happy Natural Time Re-ments!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Sunday, September 01, 2013

zombbet: new san-x character

I want to thank everyone for your support and advice concerning my previous post. To be honest, I was surprised by the amount of kindness and tips I received. Since then, I have been eating well and have cut back on the amount I eat and even though there aren't any visible changes (at least to my mind's eye), I feel a lot better about myself. That's not to say that I'm not self-conscious, I still am but I just feel healthier. Hopefully, I'll be able to continue eating better and exercising some self-restraint (or actually just start exercising) so I'll be able to achieve my goal of being comfortable with my body again. Thanks everyone, you've been extremely supportive and helpful!

So let's move onto the topic of this post which is a new San-x character! It's called Zombbet but I'm not sure if that's referring to one particular character or if it's the name of a character line.

Zombbet: Army of Zombie Rabbits?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

weight loss blues

Sorry everyone, this isn't going to be a kawaii post so all you kawaii readers can ignore this post and wait for the next one.

Some of you may know that I've been trying to lose weight for...ever. Ok, not really forever, but ever since I gained a lot of weight, too much weight to go uncorrected. I gained about 20 pounds in 1 year and a half (or a year and 3/4. Whatever, the point is, I gained a lot of weight in less than 2 years). That's a lot of freakin' weight!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

kawaii presents from florence

Oh wow, so many things happened in the two weeks! We lost power on Wednesday from 5 PM until 11 something (I went to bed at 9:30 PM) and lost power again on Thursday from 3 PM to 8:30 PM (thankfully, I was out and the power had returned just when I got home). I got food poisoning since Friday morning and I'm still trying to fight off the illness. The only good thing about is I'm losing weight and I took a day and a half off work.

I also apologize profusely for my lack of posts, as I mentioned, I wasn't motivated to blog and I've been playing Animal Crossing like CRAZY! I am on a MISSION MAKE MY TOWN UBER AMAZING! This includes constantly weeding out undesirable villagers, especially now I have learned a trick to get the villager you want in the location you want them in! It takes a lot of patience and diligence though.

Anyway, for those of you who liked my FB page (go do it now if you haven't), you'll remember (maybe?) that I posted about some kawaii goodies Flo bought me from Japan. Well, I finally decided to get off my butt and make a post about it.


Japan Presents from Flo!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Monday, July 08, 2013

CMA exam results

Wow, two posts in a row!? This is unheard of but I received some fantastic news that I just had to share with everyone. I got my CMA exam grade back this morning....

YEAH BABY!!! ☆*・゜゚・*\(^^)/*・゜゚・*☆


Sunday, July 07, 2013

Thursday, July 04, 2013

giveaway winner!

Sorry for the really late announcement, I was away during the weekend and I wasn't feeling well for the past few days This stupid minor heat wave is killing me /(x~x)\. But it's time to announce the winner of my super awesome giveaway!

And the winner is.....


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Thais!! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°  

I have already contacted the winner and they will have 24 hours to get back to me with their shipping address, if not then you all have a second chance to win!

Thank you so much to all the participants!! Don't be sad if you didn't win because I'm probably going to have another soon and there'll be a second prize!!  ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

Please give me some feedback on the previous giveaway. What did you like? What didn't you like? Any suggestions for the next one?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

leaked - rilakkuma forest series?

I want to apologize for being MIA for the past two weeks. I've been feeling really unmotivated to blog and the weather has been utter crap so my pictures turn out really dark and gloomy and I'm too lazy to learn how to edit photos.... ( ̄^ ̄)

And Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been consuming every spare minute of my life (。’▽’。)♡

BUT, I did come across some exciting news from my fellow Rilakkuma lovers...

Forest Series?? 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

10th anniversary rilakkuma limited edition plush and rilakkuma wonderland

Awesome news for Rilakkuma fans! Since it's Rilakkuma's 10th birthday, San-x is really doing their best to make sure Rilakkuma fans are constantly broke. They're pretty  much releasing new collections every month but these upcoming ones are just...celebratory and cute.

Rilakkuma Wonderland Series

Sunday, June 02, 2013

japan exclusive kawaii

I've been meaning to make a post about this (and tons of other things) but this package arrived right before my CMA exam. I didn't even open it until a few days after I received it and I only opened it and glanced at every thing, didn't even enjoy them 【・ヘ・】

When my exam was over, a bunch of other things started arriving and new colletions were released, not to mention the weather outside started to get ugly so it offered terrible lighting for my pictures. All these factors caused this belated post. The sun finally showed itself long enough for me to snap some pictures this weekend. I give you my Japan Exclusive Goodies!

Japan Exclusive Goodies

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

smells like sushi's cma-exam-is-over giveaway

To celebrate the end of my CMA exam and the start of summer (for me anyway), I'm happy to announce that I'll be hosting my first giveaway! Yaaaaay!

I'm super excited about this because I've never had a giveaway before. I know there are many kawaii lovers out there so obviously, my giveaway will feature a lot of kawaii goodies!

Here's what's for grabs.

Giveaway Prize!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Kapibara-san Re-ment - Happy Cooking!

Kapibara-san Happy Cooking re-ments.

How is it that this came out and I didn't even know about it!? As far as I know, the last Kapibara-san re-ments that came out was last summer and I managed to pick up the whole set when I was in Hong Kong. I still need to make a post about my Asia trip, it's been almost a year.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

25th birthday

Birthday Cake from my family

Saturday, April 27th, was my birthday. Guess how old I turned!!!! The title of this post makes it obvious and it's not a trick question....

I turned 25! I can't believe it. Even a close family friend (who is retired and living the life in Hong Kong, traveling every couple of months), sent me an e-mail starting with, "Good God, you're 25!" Yup, I can hardly believe it myself.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

the 10 commandments (from a dog's perspective)

Taken from here

I felt like I just had to share this. There was something about this piece that really spoke to me, probably because I'm a dog owner and animal lover. I believe this applies to all animals and not just dogs. It always breaks my heart and boils me up when I hear about people abandoning their pets because they were too much of a handful or not longer cute, or they simply harm the animal. 

#10 really hit the center of my heart. I lost two dogs that have been part of all of my adulthood and most of my childhood recently and I can't even begin to explain the heartbreak and sadness that just consumes you when you realize you have to let them go. I accompanied both dogs to their final visit to the vet and I was extremely distraught and upset that the staff wouldn't let me stay with my dogs until the very end. I always hoped my dogs never felt abandoned in their final moments and that they would feel my presence at the other side of the door, but I've never been sure. I didn't and still don't understand why they wouldn't let me stay with them. 

This post is dedicated to my two beautiful babies who have passed on. I miss you both and I love you. I'll see you again, just be patient until then.

R.I.P Filly August 1995 - September 30, 2012

R.I.P. Yoshi March 23 1996 - August 30, 2010

Monday, April 15, 2013

new sumikkogurashi collection

I'm super excited to let everyone know that San-x has decided to make another line of Sumikko Gurashi goods! I love this group of silly characters and I would even say that it's one of my favourite San-x character designs. I just hope that they'll continue making more goods for these characters, maybe they'll even be as popular as Rilakkuma (good for me but bad for my wallet)!

This collection is already available for sale in Japan, I'm just slow with posting this news.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

who says octopi can't be cute? C:。ミ

Whenever we think of octopus, we always think of the slimy, slightly unattractive 8-armed cephalopod.


But after this post, you will forever think of octopus as totally kawaii.

Since I work downtown, I always wander around during my lunch break (because if I take my lunch in my office, it's not a break. People are always calling or my boss stops by). There are pros and cons to this. Obviously, it makes the day seem shorter since I'm out of the building and there's new scenery. But the down side? I'm technically shopping every lunch break which means there's temptations EVERY LUNCH BREAK!

Monday, April 01, 2013

april fools and packages of joy


Hahaha! How many of you believed my previous post? I hope none of you felt too bummed about my "announcement" and I didn't lose too many subscribers over that prank. So good news! I'm not going to delete my blog, even though I won't be posting nearly as much. Ok, now here's a real post (≧∇≦)/

bye bye smells like sushi (。´⌒`。)

Hey everyone,

I'm sadden to say I'm going to close my blog. I finished my CMA assignment on Friday and I realized that I really need to dedicate more time to prepare for my exam in May. Also, with my full-time job, I really doubt I'll have much time to blog. I tried to make a post this long weekend and I couldn't even do that because of the amount of work I have piled up.

It seems pointless to keep a blog going when there's hardly any updates so it's with a heavy heart that I'm going to close my blog. Thank you to all my friends, readers, and supporters.

Farewell, friends

Sunday, March 17, 2013

new job means new clothes!

As you know, I got a new job and I start on Monday, March 18th. But because it's at an upscale hotel/apartment, I needed the proper clothes. I only have one suit and maybe two nice tops and one extra blazer, definitely not enough clothes for a full-time job at a fancy complex. You know what that means!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

packages from japan ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Package of Kawaii from Japan

Almost a month ago, a friend of mine sent me a message with the kanji for Nagomimakuri and told me that there were a few listings on Yahoo Japan Auctions. I love Nagomimakuri because not only is she extremely adorable, but this character has huge sentimental value to me.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

liebster award! (⌒▽⌒)☆

Wow, two nominations in less than week (I've been lazy and haven't blogged as quickly about this as I should). I was nominated by the awesome Neko-chan whose blog is so much better than mine, so it's really an honour. If you haven't followed her yet, do it! Or at least check out her blog.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Monday, March 04, 2013

versatile blogger award and guinea pigs

I've been nominated by Ariel for the Versatile Blogger Award, my very first! Sweet! Thank you so much!

Like all awards, there are some rules you have to follow or else they virtually take away your award or something (?).
VBA Rules
If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Friday, March 01, 2013

finding kawaii treasures

You're probably all tired of staring at my Sasa haul (as awesome as it is) so I've decided to make a post about some of my backlogged kawaii that's in need of some attention. Two of my long awaited plushes finally arrived on Wednesday and I've selected some of my kawaii to be featured in today's post.

This post features Pom Pom Purin, Aho-chan, Tuxedo Sam & Beh

Saturday, February 23, 2013

sasa beauty haul

I ordered some beauty items from the global beauty and makeup distributor, Sasa, they finally arrived on Monday, yay!

Those of you who know me know that I'm not a makeup person, I'm too lazy and clueless about these things. Concealer? Foundation? Face powder? It's all the same to me.  Putting on makeup for me is lipgloss and if you're really special, mascara.

But beauty items are another story. I like to take care of my skin, which is why I have so many skincare products. When Alex told me that he wanted to buy cleanser, I suggested he try out the one I leave at his house. He liked it so I placed an order with Sasa, they had a special shipping promotion where you receive free shipping if you buy $29 worth of items.

So I bought these.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Grand Opening - Sushiibear's Kawaii Emporium!

Now open for business!

Hey everyone! My shop is finally open  ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆! I've always wanted to be a shop owner and since I love kawaii, I decided to open up an online kawaii shop. I've been selling off my Flickr for about 7 or 8 months now but I decided to take it to the next level, so to speak. This is more of a project to see if it's actually feasible in the long run before I pursue a physical shop and really start investing in it (business plans and all that jazz).

Also, I will admit that some of the items listed are from my personal collection. But like all collectors, you eventually run out of room (。-_-。)and as hard as it is for me to let go of some of my kawaii goodies, it had to be done. I take very good care of my kawaii and I wouldn't sell them unless they were in excellent condition.

Please have a look and spread the word around!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

toromi and nyanpuku haul

I received this package from California about a month ago and it's about time I made a post about it.

I'm so happy that San-x is coming out with new characters! Although I love their older designs like Tarepanda, Homekoro and Nagomimakuri, I'm not crazy about their more recent popular ones. Obviously, I was thrilled with Sumikko Gurashi (how can you not be? Weird back stories and adorable designs) and I was even happier when they came out with a FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPY!!

I had made a post about Toromi and Nyanpuku back in September. The goodies were finally available for sale at the beginning of January. I was debating about whether I should've also gotten a Nyanpuku plush or not and finally decided not to in order to save money. I regret it and now they're sold out o(╥﹏╥)o But I still got some awesome goodies!

Toromi & Nyanpuku Haul.