Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Little santas working hard to bring all the presents to everyone.

Merry Christmas!!!!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday, filled with laughter, good company and even better food! Thanks for reading and I hope you'll continue to during the upcoming year. Happy Holidays!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

welcome home, okami!

We brought home our adorable little Akita puppy on Sunday, November 25th. Her breeder was all the way in Niagara Falls, which is a 8 hour drive from where we live, so it was pretty much a day trip. I didn't go because I didn't want to be sitting for the whole day while mother nature was still staying during her monthly visits (TMI? I figure that most of my readers are female so they can relate).

But I got the house to myself, which NEVER happens, ever. I can't remember the last it did. I also didn't have a stupid and long CMA assignment to due that week so it was pure bliss. Except for the fact that Alex's mom invited me out to lunch with them and we spent half the day eating and basically, me not being home alone with Obi. I know I sound totally ungrateful but it's so rare for me to have the house all to myself that it's like finding the mythical unicorn after you've been searching for it all your life. I accepted her invitation to lunch because I didn't want to be rude (but I guess complaining about it after, and during, in my head, isn't any better...) since I didn't have any excuses.

Monday, December 03, 2012

sumikkogurashi haul

Happy December everyone! You know what that means right? CHRISTMAS!!!! Obviously, there are other holidays around this time but I celebrate Christmas so that's the one that I always think of. Sorry, I had to put in my political correctness or else there's bound to be some people blasting me away for being so insensitive and stuff.

Moving on, I received my super duper amazing ear splitting squeal worthy package from Tamaya about a month ago. I had placed a huge Sumikkogurashi order from them and I've finally had time to share it with you!

My awesome amazing Sumikkogurashi haul!

Isn't it the best? I posted a similar picture on Instagram so those who follow me will have already seen it a while ago.

Sumikkogurashi plushes.

I ordered the larger polar bear plush because it's my favourite one out of all the Sumikkogurashi crew. The kappa is my second favourite which is why I got the keychain/strap version of it and then it's tied with the cat and pork culet. The little weed and the tapioca (pink thing) are little minor characters from the Sumikkogurashi line. I think the only plush they had of those two are the little ones so I was spared from making a decision of which size to get (but I probably would've gotten the small ones anyway).

Little ones all together.

The two bigger ones.

Cellphone plush strap.

Look at the cute little yellow tapioca buddy attached to the strap plush! All the other ones in this size have a little tapioca attached to them too. You can see them here.

Inside tag, with the story of the character, I'm assuming.

Sumikkogurashi Polar Bear!

I love this plush, it's so adorable and it's incredibly soft! The only problem is it's white so I'm a little hesitant about bringing him with him whenever I go out, I'm worried that he'll get dirty and it'll really show. He's a really good size too, maybe about 6" tall? So cuddly and adorable. Definitely my favourite purchase out of the haul.

Butt view, adorable little tail. Yes, I'm obsessed with butt views in case you haven't noticed by now.

Polar Bear Tag.

Inside tag.

If there's another thing that I love about San-x is their tags are also super cute!

Sumikkogurashi Stationary Goods.

Whenever I buy kawaii, it's 99% of the time plushies, because I have a serious addiction to soft and cuddly things. It's not even funny now, I'm running out of space to put this stuff (which is why I'm selling a whole bunch of them, but that's another post).

So you can imagine how much I must LOVE this San-x series to be actually buying stationary goodies! Not only that, I almost NEVER buy pens or pencils because, honestly, who wants to pay $6 for a pen or pencil? Well, I did this time.

Two large Sumikkogurashi memo pads.

Glimpse of the inside.

Sumikkogurashi Pouch.

I love this pouch, it's the perfect size. I can carry all my makeup and crap in this adorable pouch. The material is also pretty cool. It's a soft plastic and it's so smooooooth. Sorry for the crappy description, I'm not good with fabrics so that's as much as I can tell you about it.

Cute Tapioca Zipper Pull!

Pouch Tag. I wonder if it's the same tapioca as the zipper pull? the colour's a little different.

Probably the most expensive pencil I ever paid for.

Last but not least is the pencil. They had pens and pencils for sale but I NEVER buy kawaii pens because you have to throw them out after all the ink is gone and WHO WANTS TO THROW OUT A KAWAII PEN?! But if you don't, it's basically useless, I mean, you can't exactly just fill it up with ink again right? At least for mechanical pencils, you can reuse them again and again. A bit more worth my money.

Face Design.

I hope you liked my Sumikkogurashi collection! I think it was my favourite package within the last month. I'm sorry that I'm not blogging as much as I used to, I started my CMA professional training at the end of October and I'm working full time so I only have time to take pictures during the weekends. I don't like using artificial lighting for my pictures since I find it looks much better with natural light, hence the weekend. Also, during the weekends, I usually go to Alex's house so that cuts into my blogging time too.

I think I'll have even less time to blog now since WE GOT A NEW PUPPY!!! Her name is Okami (Kami for short) and she's the fluffiest, most adorable little akita puppy ever! She's so friendly but Obi doesn't like her (for obvious reasons) but like all puppies, they need constant training and supervision so I'll be busy with that for a while.

And since I'm sharing good news, I'll tell you something else.



I've been looking for a new job since the end of August, after my summer vacation since my current one doesn't pay very well and I need job experience related to my field (accounting) to be able to practice as a CMA (Certified Management Accountant), which is the profesional program that I'm currently enrolled in. I applied to a big(ish) retail company and after 3 months and 3 interviews later, I got the job! I was so happy, I almost cried. It's my first "real" job out of university and one that I could possibly make a career out of since they're a big company and it was the BENEFITS that I was really wanting! I'm no longer covered under my dad's insurance since I'm no longer a full time student, so it was goodbye regular oral hygiene checkups, goodbye not paying full price for my glasses. But now it's back, baby and better than ever.

Anyway, so after I gave my old boss my two weeks notice, I was all like

I start December 10th so wish me luck everyone!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

hello kitty x forever 21: hello kitty forever pt.2

So I was (still) obsessively checking the Forever 21 website to just stare at the Hello Kitty Forever collection (talk about creepy and...loser-ish right?) instead of working on my really important CMA assignment that's due Friday.

I then checked Hello Kitty Junkie's website to see what she wrote about this fashion cuteness. As I was scrolling through her pictures, it was then I realized this awful horrible truth.


Mr. Bean agrees with this unfairness.

So Canada Forever21 doesn't even stock half of the complete hello kitty forever collection. What's even worse is that most of the items that aren't stocked, are the ones that I actually want!

Who wouldn't want a sweater of Bad Badtz Maru punching someone? It's totally therapeutic since you'll be imagining that he's punching someone you can't personally punch yourself, most probably as you're talking to them.

This geeky chibi Hello Kitty t-shirt is too cute! Luckily, it's also not one of those stupid shortened t-shirts where the bottom of the shirt ends up precariously close to revealing your mid-riff (and it usually does when you stretch or you know...move). I don't know about you guys, but I don't have a super sexy ripped mid-riff nor one that I'm comfortable showing off. The fact that this t-shirt is a proper t-shirt makes me happy.

Back View.

Totally loving this one! It's more pink that my usual tastes but you should always have a bit of variety in your wardrobe right? The little mouse on the side is an adorable touch :)

I actually really like the back.

And of course, they have a pretty simple Hangydon sweater, for your more silly days. How can anyone be sad after seeing this?

These two flip flops are the best! I don't know why but Forever21 seems to be really trying to make a come back with Hangydon, not that I'm complaining, who can resist this cute (and somewhat weird) looking little guy? But the quality of these flip flops look really crappy but for $5, what do you expect? I'd be surprised if they lasted for more than a month. Maybe I'll just buy them to wear at home (and pray that Obi won't develop a liking to chewing them). In addition to be the most fabulously kawaii dressed person, you can also have the most fabulously kawaii bed. I love the pillow case but I'm not too crazy about the sheets, it's a really cute design but I don't want it as my sheets.

This knit pillow is awesome. I can totally picture it on my couch but the problem is, Scout, our rabbit is allowed to roam around me and my brother's place (the upstairs of our duplex) and she has a horrible tendency of chewing on pillows (she even chewed Alex's leather jacket). Given the choice, I wouldn't even let her touch my couch because her fur gets all over it and it's a lot of work to vacuum the couch to restore it to its original rabbit-hair-free state. But my mom, who obviously wouldn't have a clue about how annoying it is to have a rabbit roam around the house (she lives downstairs), said that it would be "mean." Maybe I should suggest a compromise with her, Scout can roam the upstairs, but she'll be the one doing the vacuuming.

Forever 21 even makes throwing out your garbage a kawaii experience.

Last but not least is this super chococat beanie hat. I wouldn't get this since I already have a really cute Knitwit animal hat, but I just wanted to post it up and show you.

I calculated it, and if I got all the clothes listed here, plus the two flip flops, it'll set me back by $84.80 plus tax. Not bad, not bad at all.

Any more F21 Hello Kitty Forever items you want to add to your wishlist?

To view the complete collection of hello kitty forever, click here.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

hello kitty x forever 21 collaboration: hello kitty forever

I got an e-mail yesterday morning about the new Sanrio collection that's available at Forever 21. I wanted to post about it yesterday but I got home late and then felt too lazy to do it.

Sanrio and Forever 21 collaborated on an awesome new collection. I signed up for their newsletter (I admit that this collection is the only reason I bothered to sign up, I wanted the scoop on this collection!) and they gave me an preview of the collection before it was officially available to the "public."

I took screenshots of the official pictures, so that's why some of them have an arrow on either the right or left side of it.

I love love love this top!

This ensemble is perfect. Seriously, chococat PJs? Yes, please! And the hat, so cute!

Ok, so here's the part that's took me forever to do, because I actually screenshoted every single item that they had on their website so that you guys can see it. Because this must cuteness for a reasonable price is too awesome not to share.

I really don't this one, it screams old lady to me. But I don't know, maybe I'm just not up with the times.

I really like this sweater but I have a feeling that this wouldn't look too good on me. For one thing, I'm not nearly as thin as this girl and I think it'd either make me look really frumpy and/or make my boobs look gigantic.

This chococat sweater is adorable! I'm worried that the polka dot sleeves will make my arms look fat though. Gosh, all these dilemmas! Just so you know, I hate waiting in line to try on clothes at Forever 21 because it always takes forever so I usually just do the really lazy thing and take a risk, hoping and praying that it'll fit and look good on me, or just avoid buying from this store altogether.

Love this top too! But these usually make my chest look huge so I'm not sure if I should bother trying it on. The colours are amazing.

This is really cute too but collared shirts make my boobs look gigantic so I avoid them.

This is the top that I really liked from the official pictures, but I don't like the flared bottom, I think it'll make me look frumpy.

Best PJs ever! I don't know if I'll actually wear the top since I have a tendency of getting hot really easily but I'd definitely get the bottoms!

I was really obsessed with seeing the new collection that I actually went to a Forever 21 store today while I was downtown after watching the Santa Claus parade. I bought these pajama pants because a) they're awesome and b) they were only $13. How could I not buy these? It's PJs of Hangyodon, a vintage Sanrio character.

Don't like these leggings at all but the one on the bottom is even worse.

I don't know what they were thinking when they made these leggings. They scream ugly to me. I don't see how they can be flattering on anyone, it makes you look like a messed up checkers board or something.

I bought this scarf too because it was pretty warm and it was only $18. It has the same pattern as the sweater that I like right before the chococat sweater. For some reason, they don't show what the scarf actually looks like on their website, which is dumb since how are people supposed to know what it looks like when it's unraveled. There's a bunch of Sanrio characters on it and it's reversible, it's white and black on the other side.

I find this tote really cute but I probably wouldn't buy it myself.

These three are all towels and again, they don't show what it looks like once they're opened on the website so I guess you'll just have to go with your instincts on whether to purchase it or not.

I love these two luggage tags but they're made really cheap when I saw it in person. But I guess for $5, you can't really complain. The top one is much cuter though.

So here's the whole collection, what are you thoughts on it? Which items do you like best?