REPETITION IS KEY

at the beginning of an exam period, i always think, yeah let’s do this! i put on an imaginary Japanese headband that says ‘succeed’ (i use to have a real one but it got lost during the move) and I think, i have x days before the first exam and x more days after the first, i can do this! i can do this!!!!

so in the beginning, it’s not so bad, things are moving swimmingly and you think, hey it’s okay, i may be able to do this after all.

then after the 3rd day, it gets bad, it gets real bad, i have self-induced headaches thinking about the exams. i start wearing sweatpants, EVEN WHEN I GO OUTSIDE!! I put on headbands that keep hair out of my face, even though i have effing short hair.

but hopefully, i’ll stay sane.

because i smile when i see this :D


appropriately

MUSE – TIME IS RUNNING OUT

(snorlax via MFIF)

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! YOU WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME

P.S. did you know there is this ridiculously expansive and extensive pokemon wikipedia?

CLOTHES N’ THINGS

i broke down and bought quite a bit…! but it’s spring, so it’s time for a new wardrobe anyway…! hehe :D

ROMPER F21 // H&M GARDEN

Been eyeing this romper on the F21 website for a while now, finally decided to try it on, and i LOVE IT! I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet but soon, SOON! When I showed what I bought to my friend, she asked me how I am going to go to the washroom; err there are rippable buttons. (The boatneck top didn’t come with it but it seemed so plain without it!) // This is a piece from the H&M garden collection, it’s so gorgeous with 3D chiffon? roses.

H&M GARDEN

this is one of those shirts that’s advertised to be ridiculous cheap, worn by a glamorous looking model telling you that you too can look like her. It was sold out when I got there, but luckily I have friends that work at H&M. :D

GAP 1969 DENIM BIKER JACKET

was a bit OCD about this jacket since it appeared on the gap website, none of the local stores carried it until i assaulted one of the GAP sales staff when I was working because she mentioned that she bought one. I didn’t manage to grab an XS but while S is a bit loose I don’t think it’ll be a huge problem. alas I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet, had to pull out my down jacket today…

Today the second Stella McCartney for GAP collection releases online and in store! I wonder if Stella will do another collection. It’s hugely popular! And I was so kicking myself when I ended up returning the leopard sweater from the fall/ winter collection. From the preview pictures and the website; this is the only thing that I wanted. When i woke up late today, i was in the dilemma of going to the store to grab this pair of sandals or going to class. I chose going to class, but I was worrrrried that it would be sold out in my size by the time I get there after school. So I called in and had it on hold for me since when I checked the web store this morning size 5 was SOLD OUT.

a note about sizing if you’re interested in these: they run small. I can fit in to size 3 children’s converse but I had to get size 4 in these. Also the website is a bit misleading; size 5 in girls seem to be the largest size but when i put both size 4 and 5 on hold, size 5 is a toddler’s size and 4 is the largest size it ran, at least in canada. I didn’t get anything else in the collection, it was pretty much gone anyway.

anyway i think they are adorable and the ties are so whimsical, they are children’s shoes so expect comfort and hopefully durability! Oh yeah, Gap finally sprang for special shopping bags for the event. :D

time to write my article on accelerated evolution of resistance in multi-drug environments, FUN!

SO MUCH WORK SO MUCH WORK

what am i doing? procrastinating of course! but at least today is a lovely day, wore my leather jacket with cashmere scarf and cashmere gloves, but in the afternoon had to stuff both over sized winter accessories in my bag! it’s just too warm for such unnecessary amenities.

i’m literally swamped with papers (literally pieces of paper) right now, won’t bore you with the details..

going to share a few blogs/ sites im really loving right now! some of these may be really famous but i only recently discovered them so i hope you find some use in them too!

this song feels spring-y to me, i dont know why

BIG ECHO – EXCUSES

MR.NEWTON - much like JAK&JIL or The Sartorialist or The Face Hunter. Mr.Newton is at fashion shows, well more like outside of fashion shows, photographing editors, models, famous people and some not so famous people! Amazing photos. And what’s better is that he gives them to us in XL chunks. Here are some of my recent favorites!

(TOP left to right: KATE LANPHEAR! my style icon! Lovely girl with flowers in her bag, signifies the arrival of spring! although i heard paris is really cold right now? BOTTOM Garance, love the navy inspiration As well as her (more than one color) Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton bag! want want! Curly haired gal: can’t get enough of camel colored coats for fall)

LE BLOG DE BETTY - amazing french girl with looks like Zoey Deschanel! the first time I saw her I double-took and thought it WAS Zoey. I really like her because she re-uses items in her outfits, with some fashion blogs it’s impossible to learn how to style from their pictures because they seem to be constantly getting new items, which is more than impossible for us. She also uses a lot of staple items in her outfits and it’s not super trendy! Just because we don’t have the same philip lim 3.1 coat doesn’t mean we can’t re-create the looks! (love philip lim 3.1 !!! <3 )But what i envy the most is her shoe boots collection.

(denim shirts are a staple!! / i really want a jumper / jump suit for spring, black or electric blue please! / Alexander Wang cat-eye sunglasses! :D / amazing Jeffrey Campbell wedges + not bad YSL bag toooo )

MISS PANDORA - another french girl that’s a lot more classic, it’ll be difficult for me to try her style because it’s so classic but she always has amazing photos.

time for w-w-w-ork now ! yay..!

edit: MR NEWTON has a law degree, horray! who else has a law degree? Bob + Ben (of The Hundreds) . I absolutely admire people that fell into something they weren’t suppose to be falling into.

AMERICAN TEENAGER

RYAN DAHLE

BEND SINISTER

HOT HOT HEAT - who is the young sid second from the left, SO HOT i dont think he’s in the band? i’ve been listening to them for a while now but i dont really know who the members are =(

HOT HOT HEAT – MIDDLE OF NO WHERE

i’ve always wanted to be an american teenager, but i think it’s too late for me now. for one thing, im not a teenager anymore. i want the life, i want the abuse! I WANT THE MUSIC i want it ALL! if you dont live in north america, canada and the US doesn’t seem that different, but the way that we grow up is a lot different. for one thing, we’re calm over here.. or so i thought, until tonight.

i saw HOT HOT HEAT tonight along with RYAN DAHLE and BEND SINISTER

The previous night, alexisonfire played a show, and yes people got hurt, NINETEEN of them. And they rebuilt the fence that would hold “even metallica fans” was what the news announcer said.

well tonight, it was all good and cool until HOT HOT HEAT came on stage, then people got rowdy, very rowdy and yes the whole push and shove thing started. it got kind of scary, so i some how got out alive and watched from the side and GOOD THING I DID. I know i’m lame, but i think i’m at an age when i can’t pull stunts like that no more.

I wish people would stop crowd surfing, security guards pulled them down anyways…

Then i smelled pot, i think if i was feeling drunker and more energetic i would have felt more okay about all the damn people crowd surfing, taking off their clothes and throwing at the band.

But hot hot heat, you were amazing, i hope you come back soon! without all these underage kids. but kudos to all the uncles and grandpas standing behind us singing along with every single song!

GOCANADAGO + HEINEKEN + FIR

A NIGHT IN PICTURES

USED THE NEXUS ONE TO GPS OUR WAY TO THE FRIENDS HOUSE THAT I WAS PARKING AT

WANT TO GO HERE, LINE’S TOO LONG..

GO ALEX BILODEAU! FIRST CANADIAN GOLD ON CANADIAN SOIL

MET UP W/ REBECCA TO WAIT FOR THE CONCERT

SUPER CUTE LION DANCERS /HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

FIREWORKS TIME YAYY!

F.I.R. CAME ON TO PERFORM, AMAZING LIVE, I WAS REALLY SURPRISED

STANDING IN LINE TO GET IN HEINEKEN/HOLLAND HOUSE

YES FINALLY IN, GOT MY CASH CARD FOR SOME ETHANOL..!

HELLLLOOOO HEINEKEN

PARTY …TIME LOTS AND LOTS OF HOLLAND SONGS THAT WE DIDNT KNOW

STRANGER JOINED US IN OUR PHOTOS

FOOD THANKS

GO ALEX GO! GO CANADA GO!

edit: forgot to say that all the pictures were taken with my new PANASONIC LUMIX LX3 which coincidently is the official sponsor of the Olympics!

UP IN HEAVEN

(IF YOU’RE A HARDCORE FAN, YOU’LL KNOW THAT UP IN HEAVEN IS A REMIX OFF THE ADDICTED TO YOU SINGLE, HEHE)

So last night, we went to see an artist called Utada Hikaru, dont know if you’ve heard of her…

gee, i don’t know, only the best selling artist in JAPAN! LOL!!!

Well this is the UTADA in the flesh 2010 TOUR. A promotional tour for her “this is the one” album. Which after hearing live, i like it more…

anyways, so the trip is full of bumps and turns, but it was so much damn fun. The actual concert was in Seattle so yes we got off our canadian ass and drove down to the states.

WE had to go inside (in to the immigration room) when we were cross the boarder, I am canadian and I have a valid passport but one of my friend DIDNT! He had the new driver’s license which everyone claimed that you could use to cross the boarder with.. anyways, after a few questions like “Any criminal records in US or Canada?” We were allowed to go…(he got off with a warning)

so we went to eat at the cheesecake factory and it was my first time and i had a lemon raspberry creme cheesecake…oh wait you don’t want to hear what i ate? Damn

anyways..continuing on!

I have been to a few general seating concerts and i know the lines are bad, so while my friends slowly ate their food, i kept urging them to get there faster. But luckily, while we were at the back of the line I ran into some friends! And they indeed had a better spot than we did…so we did what anyone else would have done.

And the following photo is the ONLY PHOTO that I have of the entire trip. We are holding up a sign that says “FANS VANCOUVER” And yes we did hold it up a gazillion times during the concert, she read off some of the other signs and didnt acknowledge ours =(, which reflected because it was made from tin foil!!!

So about an hour before the concert, this scary loooking security guy came by and said we HAVE to put away our cameras, no cameras are allowed in the concert due to the artist’s request. So we thought this was one of those things that they say but aren’t going to really enforce…

yes we were wrong

i, like a good fan, put away my camera back in the car but two of my friends snuck in cameras in this girl’s boots. BUT! When she was being frisked they found them =_=;;; Yes I got frisked too, it was super fun!!!

She didn’t come on till after nine and sang till about 11. I wish I could show you the dress she was wearing and her funky looking hair. The whole time I was thinking, nooo, my readers, i have failed them!!!!!!

She sang quite a few Japanese songs, a few note worthy ones being, FIRST LOVE, Sakura Drops, AUTOMATIC, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET, and among the english ones, most of the new album and Kremlin Dusk, You make me want to be a man and Devil Inside from Exodus. I don’t remember all the songs it went by like a blur..I really wanted to listen to Prisoner of Love and I screamed it outloud quite a few times..

i was about 10 m away from the stage and i didnt get that good of a view because Seattle people are damn tall! But it was amazing, and she is amazing live. I didn’t think her vocals would be super good because I’ve heard her do arena shows and it wasn’t amazing. But it was good, really good. And yeah she’s pretty cute and nice! Quirky and awkward (but not the bad kind), exactly like how she is in interviews~~

The songs that were sang were rearranged to be more rock, and she HEAD-BANGED! haahhahaha..a bit anyway

my ears were still ringing this morning..

speaking of mornings, i had 4 hours of sleep and ran to school to do a presentation on evolution, now here I am still without sleep, writing this..

DEDICATION!

If you aren’t familiar with her, there are a few of my favorite Utada Hikaru music videos following the jump.

edit: a few more pics from my friends camera and very secretive camera phone..!

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HE’S A DIPLOMAT’S SON

im really obsessed with denim shirts, and CHAMBRAY shirts, that’s a fancy term for light cotton or smthn like that.

i even bothered to make this mini montage of images fro magazines and what not

(also obsessed w/ VAMPIRE WEEKEND’s new album CONTRA)

(click to view enlarged versions)

yeah i had a few rough days, since something not so good happened so i was emo-ing away at school, the weather was being cooperative and raining (but then again it rains everyday)

then i read this awesome story! (that i had to read for my folklore class)

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some kind of 50s house wife

was kind of obsessed with the ALEXA by MULBERRY and naturally started googling alexa chung like a mad woman!

I commented to Rebecca about how i adore her messy hair, i remember watching her in a INstyle UK shoot and her hair stylist mentioned that Alexa really likes messy hair. And yes, it really is her signature, she goes to meet Uncle Karl with fly aways, and Uncle Karl compliments her on being a modern girl..

I want to be a modern girl tooo!

So Rebecca said I should get some curlers! wtf r those o___o; After she showed me what they are, the first thing i thought of was this song

So, i went and bought some curlers!

HAHAHA, I TOOK THIS PICTURE WITH SUCH A SRS EXPRESSION TOO…

anyways this is how they turned out, not exactly ALEXA yet, but im always anxcious and take out the curlers too early, maybe i’ll leave them in all night next time, but none the less, i LOVE the result and i’m going to do it more often, im not really going for curls, more like hair that looks like dried grass..!

yes, that means i sit in front of my computer with curlers on SOMETIMES

YEAH YEAH YEAH LA LA LA

UGH

EXAM TIME MUST BE WHAT FOREVER FEELS LIKE

none the less, i went to this club /lounge /restaurant saturday night called OCEAN CLUB for my friend’s birthday

got lost getting there, three times! If you’re wondering how that is possible, it is, when no one knows the way and the printer ran out of ink while printing instructions on google maps!

Since you were in such a hurry you didn’t notice that the map wasn’t fully printed, nor were the instructions…

the DJ was really cute, really cute from far away, when i was getting up to go home i saw him up close, ehhh, not so cute anymore!! =_= you know what i’m talkin about!!

had my first ever, cosmopolitan! only reason i ordered it was because of Sexy and the City, i was wondering what all the fuss was about, wish they served it in a martini glass! but alas, it was a rowdy place, served it in a more sturdy glass..

my friend’s dinner

mine~~ the chicken was really good :D

Sigh, got home around midnight, while everyone else partied on, that’s the life of a student..

pfffttt..

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