Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'm alive LOL

Hello everyone. I'm using my one day off to finally update. I haven't forgotten about this blog or my followers. I've been busy with two jobs working 12-18hrs a day. Why am I working so much? Well after graduating university, I was having a hard time trying to find work. I finally got hired part-time at Tokyo Central / Don Quijote (ドン・キホーテ) as a graphic designer / cashier in May. During this time, boyfriend started complaining I wasn't making enough money which was true. It wasn't enough to support my expensive shopping habits and student loan.

Sometime in July, my co-worker brought me to this place called Oko Cafe. My co-worker went here everyday for drinks so he knew the workers and owner. Co-worker introduced me to the owner Sammi. She thought I was cute and was asking if I was looking for more work. "I'm like as a matter of fact I am." I filled out an application and she noticed I majored in Graphic Design. She said her husband was looking for help to create posters, flyers and food menu etc. I was hired on the spot. Lucky day. So from then on I've been working those crazy long hours. Once my paychecks were getting bigger, I started buying Liz Lisa every week (I know, I'm crazy). I had enough money to pay for my spending habits. One paycheck went to Liz Lisa/Ayumi Hamasaki/misc goods and the other paycheck went to food and student loans (mostly loan). I lost weight in the process. I just didn't have the time to eat anymore plus I didn't want to spend money on food. Lately my dad was being lazy with making dinner so there wouldn't be leftovers for me when I get back home at 1am which made me pissed so I went the cheap route. Survive on one onigiri a day sometimes I ate cup noodle if I had enough energy coming home from work.

Meeting Beth
We've been online friends since forever back when Xanga was the shit 12 years ago? HAHA. She came to LA with her husband and two kids. I had a blast hanging out with her over the weekend. I remember it being considered weird to have online friends. Now it's a common thing. Some of my closest friends were originally online.

She bought me this lovely hamster!

The month of August was torture. I worked 8am-2:30pm then 3:30pm-3:30am for special 3 day weekend event. I felt dead everyday. I drank 5 cans of redbull to keep myself awake. Tokyo Central was going through renovation so I ended up doing construction work with the rest of the staff. I put up wallpaper, cut and laminated over 5000+ designs. Oh yeah also little janitorial work like scrubbing tile, cleaning men & womens restrooms everyday. BLEH.

This pretty summed up my current situation back in August

September came along. I wasn't getting much graphic design work for Tokyo Central. They mainly wanted me as cashier cause we were busy with the store's soft opening. Oko still had me doing graphic design every week so I was content with them.

Before I knew it, it was already October. It was time to start looking for a new daytime job, preferably full-time in my field of study. Submitted my updated resume to companies, went to a few job interviews and FINALLY landed a full-time job. After hearing the good news, I quickly submitted my two weeks. I will mention my job on my facebook later this week. I start this thursday October 15. I'm nervous and jumping for joy at the same time.

Friday, July 24, 2015

July 2015 Haul

I'm really behind on posts. This should've been posted earlier in July. Oh well. I haven't bought makeup in a while so decided to purchase some makeup at my local Japanese supermarket. I'll do some what of in-depth review on them separately.

Pictures taken with my iphone5s using Camera360 app

Monday, July 20, 2015

[Review] Vassen Rainbow Eyes Brownish Hazel

It's been over half a year since I bought circle lenses. I'm due for new ones. I wanted to get brown ones specifically for work so something natural-ish.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

[Review] Charming Kiss No. 1 Glamorous Lady & No. 7 Innocent Doll

Monday, July 6, 2015

Downtown Disney with Kelly

On June 28th, I hung out with Kelly (instagram). We met at a gyaru event back in 2011 then worked  together for Swankiss at Anime Expo in 2014. We decided to hangout at Downtown Disney cause it's a good middle point from our locations. The weather was extremely hot that day. I didn't expect it to be 90+ degree weather. We were melting. We kept cool chatting in World of Disney store as we waited to be seated for lunch at La Brea bakery. She brought her sister, Nicole, and her sister's bf, Yuuzo (I hope I'm spelling it right) along and I brought my friend Kevin and Sho.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Japan Trip 2015: Day 5 Naritasan Shinshoji Temple & Liz Lisa Shibuya 109

On Saturday, May 24, Sho, his mother and I traveled to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. From where I was staying, it was a 40minute train ride. I almost threw up on the train because I kept coughing so much to point I couldn't breathe. Once we got off the train and started walking around the area, the cough calmed down and I was able to enjoy the rest of the day.

I drew the excellent luck fortune

Sho unfortunately drew the bad luck fortune

Afterwards we had lunch. Narita is known for their fresh Unagi/Eel so we ordered it :)

Passed by this chopstick store on the main road to Narita so I decided to look inside.

I bought this cute pink chopstick and had my name engraved on it for free.

Since it was 2nd to the last day of our trip, I had to get Japanese soft cream. Bought Mixed Berry for 300yen

We headed home and took a 2hr nap. We left Abiko at 6:30pm to travel to Shibuya. The train ride was over 2hrs O_O.

109 was near closing time. I had no time to check out the other stores so rushed to Liz Lisa store to buy last minute items. The store was empty something I never seen before hahaha.

I bought the Liz Lisa x My Melody 40th anniversay in Shibuya 109 collab jumper skirt and blouse. I noticed they had the rose sandals in pink so I immediately bought it.

Afterwards took the subway to Shinjuku to watch a movie.