Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rainy and Going Home

It's so bleak out this week After getting caught in a sudden downpour in Shibuya the other day after going to see that gallery exhibition Ruki mentioned on twitter, I haven't been so keen to go out. I don't know why I just hate carrying an umbrella such that I'd rather stay home.


The exhibit was really modest but quite nice I thought. Yoda Koji (依田耕治) has done a lot of album covers and art for various bands (Dir en grey, the GazettE, Angelo, more), but his pieces are really interesting on their own. Especially if you bought the TOXIC album and are familiar with the illustrations inside the book, you'll recognize his style. Lots of cut-outs and layering, geometric designs, heavy religious imagery. He had two pieces, ILLEGAL FAMILY and WITHER which I especially liked. If you're in the Tokyo area, I recommend having a look for yourself. YUBISUI's work is much more graphic, like his Six Guns art for the GazettE, but cute and colorful. I didn't realize just how wide-spread his work is, honestly.

Died my hair btw.

I'm going home for a few weeks on Saturday, to the US. While I'm there I will listen to all my old mix CDs from high school and look at my old sketchbooks and think about how things were, as we do when we get older. Hopefully when I come back, I will feel some life has returned to me.

This morning after fighting with my mother again on skype an old friend from high school messaged me and we just talked about nothing for an hour or so. Literally, I think it was mostly just making puns at each other, no real communication, but I felt so happy then. I often feel like I am talking to walls, but I guess everyone feels like that.

And on that bleak note.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Shave Them Legs

Like them sexy feet? It seems like a majority of people in this world are terrified or disgusted of feet for some reason or another. I mean, I understand not wanting other people's feet in your face and all, but foot-phobia is generally quite puzzling to me. Anyway.

Just jumped out of the shower on my super work-free Friday and took some extra time to do a hair mask and shave my legs (even though I suck at it and had to touch it up as soon as I put on my shorts), and am pondering something that has plagued me ever since I started shaving my legs to begin with.

Now, I'm from the southern US, Georgia to be specific, and my mother is a pretty southern as far as southern goes, and she raised me in what I can only assume is a very southern way. When I was first "old enough" (oo la la!) to shave my legs I remember my mother telling me, "A lady never need shave more than an inch above the knee."

And unless I'm wearing something particularly short without tights (which is only in the dead of summer like now), its generally a rule I follow.

The problem is, now is baking outside and there's just no way to get by without flashing some thigh and I just want to shave hell out of them. Uggggh but the hair is so thin and light, it takes forever and I can never seem to get it all. It's quite possibly the bane of my existence right now.

So I'm just curious. What do you do to make this process easier?

And I'm off work for summer now! It's so nice to have a long, work-free summer vacation for once without have to take any huge exams to get there, haha. Cheers!

^ I walk past this place on the way to work sometimes. I can't tell if it's a plant shop, a gardeny cafe, or just someone's private gardeny world, but it's amazing. Through the windows there are so many plants and just these sparsely hanging light bulbs creating the most perfect ambiance you've ever seen.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Things I'm "Digging" Lately

I made another vlog post. I can't help it, the last was really fun and I had some free time, so :/

 So, if you watched that, those are some things I'm into recently. Also super psyched because my Asian Kung-Fu Generation and lynch. tickets just got here while I was posting that. I didn't mention AKFG in that video because my Gorillaz love is a little overwhelming right now, but AKFG is also something I'm getting back into after a long time. I really like there latest album to bits. Like it to bits.

 And I finally got curtains, so finally the neighbors don't have to endure my naked... tada!

embrace the paisley

And then the other day in Shibuya I saw this... tada!

hide museum bus! feels! 8D

And that's all. Later!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

3 min Make-Up Challenge!

Good morning!

I don't usually destroy my drive for success so early in the day, nor do I usually make vlogs (and by that I mean never), but today was a special kind of work day, so I decided to do something unusual. And actually I still haven't been called in to work yet, so at 10am I'm removing this shit and going back to sleep, haha.

Anyway, if you watch it and read this, I'm tagging YOU! I shared my failure with you, so please give it a try and share a link to your video! We can comfort each other, haha.

I did finish it eventually, btw. I don't really wear much when I go to work, nor recently since it's gotten hot because my skin is so rough and it melts. But when finished:


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Plans to Destroy Myself

Good morning!

My work shoes I posted on instagram a couple of months ago. They're probably even worse now since I've just kept wearing them.

I don't know how quickly we are affected by such things, but sort of frighteningly I've started to notice I'm tripping up more often in more normal shoes, and on my right foot too, like I'm swinging it too low or something. DD8

Maybe it's just my inherent lack of grace though, I can't say.

Have a nice day!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Watching and Moving


Been ages again, but... Happy July!

Hope everyone's enjoying the summer heat. Not really even near full capacity yet here in Tokyo. It's surprising to me though, since every day I head out of my apartment ready to die and it's never as bad as I expect.

The heat is killing my skin though! I've cut down on sugars, starting using some other products (I have my LuLuLun mini mask on as I type this, haha), and stuff, but it's still too soon to see results yet. All I know is if nothing works, I'm going to have to start storing my head in a freezer at night or accept my new complexion au pubescent boy. :/

In good news, my vertigo has gotten much better! I don't want to jinx it and say it's gone, but it seems lately  to be triggered mostly by when I try to sleep on my right side and when I drink alcohol. That sounds weird, but it's true.

...ooooooh, this Bon Presso is chilling my legs. D8

Anyway, I sort of go in and out of all my fads. I abuse something for a week and then drop it like its hot the next, and my recent fad is, dun da duh duuuuuun....


I've currently been abusing bubzbeauty's youtube channel as well as her personal vlog channel, which is mostly about 8min vlogs about things she does in her day.e's really cute with a good sense of humor and a really great attitude about day to day life, her videos have lots of great how-to's, recs, and inspiring ideas or messages. I really, really recommend her channel, if you haven't seen it yet. The above "Beauty Day with Bubz" video is my favorite. The inspiration for how I'm spending my Sunday evenings!

Also from bubbi's channel, I found blogilates! These videos are fantastic, and so great since I had just recently thought about getting an aerobics exercise DVD or something to use in my room. I don't know why it never occured to me to check youtube. I'm way out of shape, so I've decided on using the beginners videos and terrorizing myself with some of the challenges now and then, at least until I get some curtains where my neighbors won't be able to see me tripping over my own feet with the cardio workouts and dancing Gangnam Style at odd hours of the night.

If you're ambitious, I really recommend the "Call Me Maybe Mighty Squat Challenge" here. It's really hard for me to walk right now (which is especially difficult since I spend much of my work day going up and down many various flights of stairs).

She also has a really trying arm challenge to Want U Back by Cher Lloyd that I aim to conquer and a really fun-looking Gangnam Style dance routine.

I also starting watching some amatuer Japanese comedian blogs, but that's another story for another day, haha.

I hope you enjoy, and if anyone has any recs for me of interesting vlogs or youtube/vimeo channels, please let me know!

Good night  ミ☆