A few days ago

Sunday July 26th

I am never hanging out with another person that i feel awkward with so that i can test out my ability to make small talk, and patience. Because, I have neither. I don’t care, screw social etiquette. I am going to go out with people that can make me laugh obnoxiously in public and not those that question the validity of my witty remarks.

Monday July 27th

I worked all day, honestly, I don’t remember anything else that happened.

Tuesday July 28th

Worked, yay the END!

(wait not yet) It’s starting to be mind numbing-ly hot. all I want to do is eat ice cream, which is just phonetically called “Ice” in Japan.

Wednesday July 29th

I worked, then went to the library attempting to catch some A/C. I failed, since the library has horrible A/C. If one thing that south eastern asian countries got right, it’s A/C.

It should be omnipresent, like …. Wi-fi, well, at the moment it isn’t

im looking at you, starbucks, with your paying wi-fi.

Thursday July 30th

Incredibly busy at work, had scallops / shrimp Spaghettini, that’s thinner spaghetti y’know.

On the ride home from the restaurant, had sudden flashbacks of /appear offline/ MSN conversation after a glass of red wine.

Purpose of conversation was lost on me, but I remember words like “I am a phone call away.” and “don’t think too much, I just want to be a good friend for once.”

towards someone that is clearly not the intention of.

oh crap.

adventurous!

when my hair cutting person was snipping away;

a train of thought of something like this was going through my head

what is happening =_=;;;; I said to keep cutting but I guess she really isn’t stopping huh?

i want layering! LAYERING, is she layering? i can’t see behind my head

okay she stopped

ok work on the bangs

nooo, why is it so frigid, this isn’t 1980s anymore?

was incredibly straight bangs even in fashion in the 80s?

ok it looks not that bad now…

hmm even reminds me a bit of tao now

ok it looks good i think..

is it over yet?!

and on the back it looks like someone who doesn’t know how to use a lawn mower, mowed too much and there is a part missing, although i think it looks kind of cool like that.

i dont think she did it on purpose…

my ‘stylist’ is this middle aged lady that charges 8 bucks for a hair cut so no she didnt know what she was aiming for but her technique is superb but you gota give her some direction to begin with.

hm ok

yeah ok like this

LOOK WHAT I GOT FOR 60% OFF?!

VENA CAVA x GAP DRESSS , I bragged earlier about purchasing the Alexander Wang jacket, and my want of the dress but it was expensive and i’m financially challenged so i chose the jacket over the dress.

it looks pretty good on me eh? I’m not one for dresses but i love this design.

My mom poignantly pointed out (while I was trying it on) that this is the first time that i’ve looked like a girl.

I thank her for her brutal honesty.

Also here’s a reallllly coooool look at Lisa Mayock (one half of Vena Cava)’s AWESOME apartment! so grown up, so chic, somewhere that they wouldn’t let me in.

I said that I love bookshelves, i also have a fanboy like fetish about work spaces.

I don’t know why but I like looking at people’s desks and the contents of their bags and how they write in their planners, perhaps it’s just because im incredibly nosy….. O_O!

(photo via fastcompany)

Out of sight, Out of mind may be true in some occasions but having clutter helps the mind to be creative (read full article here)

Whether it will be or not I don’t know but I like not having to de-clutter.

all my stuff makes me who i am, I need my STUFFSS!!

(yeah, ixnay on the friends…who needs IRL people?) (insert emoticon for smile)

BONUS: a music video / song that portrays a real life situation and or problem.

green like the HULK

been feeling a bit mucky now and then but today and yesterday were great days!

Hohoho~ i went to book off and found m-flo’s LET GO SINGLE! ($2 ….!)

I feel really lucky to live in Vancouver since we have a Book Off! and I love going there even if I don’t plan to get anything, the prices are great especially for older material.

it’s one of my favorite m-flo tracks, so i was pretty stoked needless to say.

(ignore my stupid face, i like to take pics ok…)

and today, after work, and after a lot of jaw clenching and gripping of the credit card i finally bought it…

nike x nylon women’s dunk hi-s.

a bit on the pricey side, actually very on the pricey side, but !! size 6s are hard to come by so I’ll hang on to these for now. and they are a LOT more green in real life, more like, neon green.

i leave today with m-flo loves yoshika; “let go” at yokohama arena.

Also I noticed that I have to approve a lot more comments these days,..that’s GREAT! it means i’m getting a lot of new commenters!

:D

:D

not the inspirational kind

some quotes that i found interesting throughout my readings of microserf and the gum thief by douglas coupland

The Gum Thief

pg208 “I think there’s much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness, you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world’s probably a better place. Being numb makes you a crime fighter!”
pg124 “wouldn’t it be great if we all lived in a world where everybody believed everyone else’s lies? the lies would be cancelled out and you’d get left with ultratruth.”

pg109 “I like animals. they are better than people. Even when they are mean they are pure, wherease people, when they are mean, are simply lost.”

Microserf

pg 227 – “it’s like male geeks dont know how to deal with real live women, so they just assume it’s a user interface problem. not their fault. they’ll just wait for the next version to come out – something more “user friendly”.

sleepy but

i scanned SOME NUMERO TOKYO DEC 2008 (download)

and when i say some; i mean like 10 pages.

I’m not only lazy my scanner is also lazy; it runs pre-vista which means that i am forced to use Windows photo Gallery to scan and it’s not pleasant.

and the scans are not of great quality; numero has a really really thick spine =_=

Not much fashion; actually no fashion; i scanned some pictures of rooms. . .

here are the highlights! they also double as ipod/iphone wallpapers!

I don’t know about you but when I see a good book case I fall in love

im uploading it right now

ok so let me tell you what i did today while i wait for the link to finish uploading.

I saw the new Harry Potter movie; The half-blood prince, it was kind of a spontaneous decision as I have been marathoning the harry potter movies at my friend’s house. After the Order of the phoenix; we all felt the urge to go and catch the newest one; even though my friend had a pot luck to go to.

anyways; what did i think? Shorter than I expected and since I’ve never read the books I was obviously surprised by what happened; but I also kinda expected it.

Poor harry; he looses someone in every book/movie.

Hermione (Emma Watson) is gorgeous and yeah …

ok now i’m kind of embarssed about my scans because yeah they suck.

but since i did scan them please don’t redistribute them without my permission, thanks.

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internet is slow right now

ok so i also was multi-tasking and reading jpod by douglas coupland while I was scanning. I loved it up until the part where the main character goes off to china…

i’m chinese; and im from beijing, and i get kind of dented when people describe china as a place full of rude people and it’s gray and dirty and just a horrible place where horrible people live.

it’s really rude, because i don’t think people have the right to speak that way, that’s right…you heard me.

a certain line in the book especially caught me off guard “I’d known that the moment china discovered cars and craved gasoline, it was curtains for the planet.”

yeah the chinese people killed planet earth; no i’m sure it was a group effort from every breathing organism on this planet. . . =_=

it’s unfair for people to judge on china’s current industrial revolution and its effects on pollution when they were farming rice paddies while westernized countries are developing at a heavy rate and not polluting just as much if not more.

but, from that alone i cannot judge; as the writer is from vancouver and vacouver is infested with chinese people; like myself!

Ok to be fair; if i grew up with grass everywhere then went to china yeah i’d hate it too

keep on keeping on!

i mean reading; life too i guess.

workaholic

i’ve been busy and been too tired to blog; i didn’t ever think i could be too tired to blog but apparently so!

i’ve been working more; starting at 9:45 AM in the morning; that doesnt sound that bad except that i can’t sleep at night even when i feel like my arms and legs are about to fall off. i have a bit of insomnia . . a bit

p.s. i think i’m gonna be a workaholic when i grow up

i mean i hate am not that enthusiastic about my job (i’m a student so i work retail atm) but it’s ok; im hoping that i can find something that i love and just work work work! work somehow feels very liberating, don’t need to worry about life but just work.

did that sound really sad?

what else; oh since harry potter is coming out soon; i’ve been trying to marathon the first 5 movies with my coworkers; we only managed 2 the other day; tomorrow night hopefully we’ll finish it off (given that i get off work at 6 pm and they’re 3 hours EACH!)

the other day I was at the library; and saw this article; despite it poorly written it was kind of amusing.

HIPSTER: THE DEAD END OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

I can’t help but agree a little bit (even though I do buy into the culture quite a bit)

I also bought NUMERO TOKYO today; I felt thoroughly unimpressed by it; especially it being a Japanese magazine, or maybe because it had a very westernized format; editorials; some shopping sections and nothing like the usual magazines that we find; like SOUP or CUTiE.

It’s a really old issue; December 2008 but there are still gorgeous photos that i’m very willing to scan sometime when I get a chance to! Though this is much more high fashion than Japanese fashion.

I went to eat kimchi hotpot soup today; this stuff is awesome, even in the hot weather it’s AWESOME. It’s not even legit korean style but it’s so goooood!

and i’ve tweeted about this; but i’m gonna ask this here again; what do you guys think about this hairstyle? btw the model is the lovely tao okamoto (her ameblo); very hot property right now! she’s super adorable and walks for Alexander Wang and the likes.

is it too runway? ?? ? incase you forgot what my hair looks like..

something like this.. yuck, and i’ve tied it up so it’s kind of short as it is..! i’m going to recolor it for sure; probably dark brown and i need to cut and cut and cut some more! also~ my hair is super thin so probably won’t be good for a cut like that, but what do you guysss thinkkk?

Also if you have any suggestions of short/chic/cute haircuts that you think i would look good in ; please link an image! though not perming; i can’t perm right now :/ it’s called being poor and that japanese salons charge an arm and a leg for it.

and i’ll try to visit everyone soon!! :D

my bleeding eyes

i had registration today; at 7:30 AM in the morning. It’s a race to see who has faster fingers and faster computers. i lost.

i am on so many waiting lists it’s ridiculous. i know that most of these people WILL drop out before class starts so i am now going to obessess over my schedule until i am in everything that i want to be in.

my eyes hurt; its so early; the sun…..

but i’ll probably go eat mcdonald’s breakfast which i rarely get to do.

LIGHTS OUT; SHAKE ONCE

SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE!

BONUS: i’m being really asian and eating miso ramen! yay!

Alexander Wang for GAP (CFDA/VOGUE)

(i kind of look like a flasher don’t I? don’t worry I was wearing clothes underneath, no you won’t go blind today)

i don’t get to use my employee discount on this so i paid full price like everyone else ok =(

But before knowing that I tried on everything; including the two vena cava dresses and the other jacket which was too short for my liking. I was planning to buy both Alexander Wang jackets and a vena cava dress but in the end I just got this and this was probabally the more fiscally responsible idea; since no discount after all.

it looked sOOO plain when I googled pics for it! I was thinking, seriously? It looks HORRIBLE in pics~ very rumpled up and not at all what it could be in person.

But it was so great when I tried it on! yeah it’s kahki and yeah it’s kind of plain (especially from this picture) but there are really great details on the sleeves and elbows; the sleeves are a lot shorter than they would be normally; therefore it is very fashionable; or so i concluded!

amazing details; retails for about $100 canadian.

quality much better than regular gap stuff

I shoulda cleaned my room bfore taking pics =__=;

(sorry my room is so messy)

it looks bettern worn like this but with leggings or a really long top it looks really good zipped up too!

BONUS:

I was watching this korean drama called Brilliant Legacy and this character wore the VENA CAVA for GAP dress. THE VERY ONE THAT I WAS GOING TO BUY!!!

(crappy screencap sorry)

I will soon blog about this other jacket that I got at gap KIDS! it’s a fraction of the price of this but so chic; I wear XL in GAP kids boys! They have such cool stuff~! And kids stuff is a lot cheaper and when your friends ask you; hey where’d you get it; you can be totally awesome and just say GAP and they’d be like; no i didn’t see that!

yeah that’s right..

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