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..!

Continue reading UP IN HEAVEN

NOTHING TO TYPE BUT THIS

I HAVEN’T HAD SUCH BAD WRITERS BLOCK FOR A LONG TIME NOW

I WRITE A LOT OF “DRAFTS” THAT NEVER GET PUBLISHED

BECAUSE AFTER A NIGHT’S SLEEP, THESE SMALL PROBLEMS AREN’T REALLY PROBLEMS ANYMORE

THIS HAS BEEN THE MENTALITY THAT GOT ME THROUGH THIS YEAR

I AM OKAY

I CAN’T HAVE PEOPLE GET ME DOWN

BECAUSE I NEVER LET MYSELF DOWN

I KNOW I DESERVE BETTER

AND WHEN I WALK AWAY I WONT FEEL SAD

IT’S TIME FOR ME TO TAKE MY BITE OF THE WORLD

BECAUSE HERE I COME

AND NOTHING’S STOPPING ME

SOMETIMES THIS IS ALL IT TAKES

VIA STAPLE DESIGN

SPOILED

look what i got as a belated birthday present?!?!?!?!?!

ANOTHER CAMERA XD

i’ve never seen this one before, but it’s a holga fisheye with these color filter thingies

i can’t wait to use it

i love calvin harris

:D

i dont know why i am addicted to a song called “WORST DAY” but that’s the way things are right now

i remember in theory of knowledge class, our teacher said that if one is feeling sad one would want to listen to sad music, i instantly tried to challenge the norm (of course) and said that i’d perfer to cheer myself up by listening to happier upbeat song, but, the next time i was upset or down i took notice, eff yeah i do like sad music when i’m sad

damn, i am a textbook case

way to try to be special eh

either way

calvin harris <3

READY FOR THE WEEKEND is an amazing album, much more mature but equally playful as I CREATED DISCO

Look at that face, how can you not like him

(if you can’t tell, i just had a red bull)


how was your night?

look what i got, Rebecca, Carol + LOK got this for me for my 21st birthday! I have been eyeing for a lomo camera but i’ve been too cheap and too poor from all the clothes purchasing to buy one for myself.

what lovely friends they are!

i had a blast, it was seriously ridiculously fun, i always feel awkward about inviting people to stuff, what if they don’t come? or worse, just say no to my face?!

ah rejection, you’re a harsh friend, more harsh than Trouble (cue Trouble is a Friend by Lenka)

this photo pretty much summarizes up the night, but since you want more, go here

(and now i feel conflicted…)

are you guys self-conscious about posting unflattering pictures of yourself on facebook or the net?

i use to

then i adopted a new outlook

so now i don’t

i dont want to sound like a hallmark card but moments are fleeting so you better not care about loosing face or pride

i know i must seem really strange because i use to be the queen of emo posts but now im so positive.

maybe positive isn’t the right word but more like indifferent.

yeah

indifferent

btw, the jacket is SOLD OUT even the baby sizes, so no stella for me =(

swoooon!

hahaha i love this so much!

shiseido’s new UNO FOG BAR is telling you to switchh! no more wax and gel for guys, yeah actually it is pretty revolting

i love this campaign so much :D :D :D

adorable boys and good looking suits in ENGLAND!

i think they are supposedly portraying the beatles!!

(btw my site sometimes disconnects itself from the server, i dont know why and there’s probably no way to fix it other than waiting for it to go back up itself..)

ah swooon~

i dont know who Haruma Miura is but

EITA!

OGURI SHUN!

and mr. perfect himself TSUMABUKI SATOSHI

can you imagine how much fun they had shooting this CM while in england?!

ahhh cuties

im such a girl today, :P it’s friday i guess

made in china

i wouldn’t say im patriotic but i wish people would broaden their point of view just a little bit.

i often read really negative comments about china on youtube or various websites; saying that chinese people have no taste and have no real value; kind of annoying because i wanna smack them and educate them.

last month i was at the library reading magazines, and wallpaper* was going to do a “made in china” issue for june where the entire issue is made in china’s temporary offices; at shanghai and beijing.

wallpaper* is a great magazine, a bit on the expensive on the side, and thinner than i’d like it to be. but i felt like their made in china issue was great, and very relevant.

when people in north america think of china, it’s mostly negative things such as, food poisining, low quality pirated goods, and communism.

a world leader in export; the words ‘made in china’ seemed haunting, an automatic stamp for poor quality.

i can’t not agree that china does ship a lot of below par goods; but there are a lot of fairly good quality goods for extremely low prices; no other country can do this; well it’s mostly because we have so much people isn’t it.

i think people in china want to live the good life, like americans, drive cars and have houses, that their greed and ambition runs a little far. Westernized products rule the nation; and their price point is the same as it is in america, but china’s yuan doesn’t run as far as the dollar. there is a large amount of poverty, while there is a lot of greedy government officials who only knows how to take.

wallpaper* made good points about how design can change how the world view china and how china views itself.

at this point; china is stuck in a phase where it wants what developed countries have but is running too fast to get it and has lost oneself.

revisiting tradition is key; i think the chinese people need to find their own idenity.

a funny insert that shows how chinese people have conqueored the world. i’m surprised that there are more chinese people in vancouver than new york, that’s ridiculous! i bet most of them are illegal in new york, that’s why they aren’t in the census.

diffrent brands of chinese cigaretts that china has, the top tier being the more expensive while the most bottom being the cheapest. the cheapest runs 70cents US for a pack. My dad is snobby and only smokes imports, like seven stars from japan or some korean stuff; i should tell him to start smoking local stuff or better yet, QUIT.

BONUS: new nail color same as mango mousse cake!! :D

Random: my last tattoo want was a barcode, but everyone told me i’m a n00b and it’s really cliched and 80s. now i want the words “made in china”. i am made in china after all.

wonderwall

i am suppose to be sleeping but im not.

anyways! wonderwall! i think the japanese has it down, how consumers think and work. honestly, yeah, as much as i’d like to vacation i enjoy shopping just as much. the experience itself is worth it, not necessarily buying things.
but of course, when you go to cool stores it propels you to own things!
buy more MORE!!!

and it’s the same way with the staff; be nice, courteous and not crazy.

a store (cough where i work) that i know is going steadily down hill because middle management is doing a horrible job of connecting the consumer to the brand.

they aren’t even trying to establish brand loyalty and consumer experience and instead are crunching numbers and meeting goals.

so short sighted, can’t do great things if you can’t see far enough.

i may not have an MBA yet, but from all the shopping i’ve been doing, all the articles i’ve read, the dreaded hate of having to deal with CUSTOMERS and management, it’s driving me against the wall.

ugh, middle management ruins us all…!!!

their number crunch and “power” struggle.

till it stopped

i bet you guys were thinking that i’m starting to become a little bit popular and a little bit hip, hip like a hipster with my straw fedora and suspender wearing friend.

but oh no friends, i’m the same insecure person on the internet as i always was.

i enjoy sending people fun links and messages and then not get replies. then i go and watch the entire seasons of 30 rock and sex and the city to drown out my pain.

and eating kit kats.

but what gets me off? are cat videos

and My Life is Average.