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