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Farewell

Posted on: 2009/09/05

Well, it’s been fun, but wordpress is not for me.
I’m moving back here. Please update your links.

Ho-hum

Posted on: 2009/08/30

I would say that this week is stressful but I say that every week don’t I? Well let’s just say it’s an entirely different level of stress; so much so that I have started nail-biting again. I’m a bit swamped with work and it worries me if I can actually manage. It’s only been a week and I have already screwed up once.

On the brighter side, at least I am learning something new and it’s actually quite interesting; let’s just hope I don’t end up destroying things.

Needless to say I was prepared for major shopping this weekend. But apparently when your brain is really really tired it also gets finicky. And I guess given my current stress level I shouldn’t have gone to Shibuya – it’s just too damn crowded.

Actually, I wanted to try out the Shu Uemura Nobara cream foundation, but when I got to the store they didn’t have it in stock. Apparently they’re repackaging it in a stick form which will be out on September 1, and if your purchases reach a certain amount you get a free kikay kit. So I decided to pend all makeup purchases for now. After finding this out I kinda lost interest in everything else – I even ventured inside Shibuya 109 but I didn’t quite like it. And then I tried out a couple of perfumes in PDC and I ended up with a headache.

So long story short, I spent the entire afternoon shopping and all I managed to buy is – wait for it – a stapler.

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It’s actually quite nifty – it doesn’t use actual staples but instead punches out tabs from the papers which are then threaded through from the back to the top paper to bind them.

Front:
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Back:
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The conventional stapler still works better, I think, but it’s such a hassle to have to remove the staples every time I have to dispose of my printouts so I find this really handy.

And that’s that.

Well, no, actually I also got a stainless steel coffee filter from Starbucks, because the drip coffee addiction is becoming expensive (disposable drip coffee packets do not come cheap).

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It fits nicely on top of my Sapporo mug. I have yet to try it out, though.

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And then I caved and got the Cher shopping bags, since it seems like every other woman in Tokyo has them.

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It’s the same concept as the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, except that I get two bags free with the catalogue. I’m thinking the small one would make a good lunch bag and the big one would be for… groceries? Anyway I really shouldn’t be getting any more eco-bags after this, although I’m still lemming for the Dean and Deluca black totes because they’re just so cute.

At any rate that rounds up my quite pathetic haul. Now I have to go clean. The chaos in my apartment increases in proportion to my stress level. Right now it looks like it’s been hit by three tornadoes and an earthquake and I can’t stand it anymore.

Burn

Posted on: 2009/08/28

So this day sucks.
After two relatively cool days that to me signaled the onset of fall, it’s scorching hot again today.
My hair has a permanent dent from where I would tie it up on a ponytail.
People are leaving, which shouldn’t come as a surprise, really, but it still sucks.
And speaking of sucking, I just screwed up my technical task big time today.
Hay, where to get the strength to wake up tomorrow.

Tidbits

Posted on: 2009/08/24

So this weekend I accomplished absolutely nothing. The entire day yesterday I was YouTube-ing, and then we went to the fireworks festival which was stressful to say the least.

This morning I did get a bit of de-cluttering done. I really really wanted to buy a new Muji drawer for organizing my stuff but it’s just not practical at this point. So I ended up with this:

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I figured since I had a shitload of shoe boxes in here I might as well put them to good use. Apparently you never outgrow craft projects.

So anyway, in celebration I headed off to Shinjuku, as always.

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I got so incredibly dark over the past couple of months and my current foundation shade no longer cuts it so I got a new Mineralized Skinfinish, this time in Medium Plus. I actually got colormatched this time (usually I just pick out what I “feel” is the right shade), and the make-up artist and I both agreed that this was the best one. And I also got MAC wipes for when I’m feeling lazy. I would get the Body Shop ones as per Anj’s recommendation but they’re not sold individually (you had to buy a set with a bottle of body wash which I do not care for) which is annoying.

I really wanted to pick out a new perfume and I spent quite some time sniffing a couple of candidates but Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege still takes the cake so I thought what the hell, I’ll just get a second bottle of this one because it smells really really good sans the headache.

Oh, and then, on the way out of Subnade where PDC (the perfume shop) was I passed by this store called HeartDance and it has all these pretty pretty dainty earrings and necklaces and rings and oh my God my EQ just dropped to the depths of Hades. But I was able to recover and I left with just these:

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And that’s that. Now it’s Monday again. Howell.

This:
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And then this:
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And then this:
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Not as spectacular as Chofu but, well, it’s the last one. I’ll post the pics later when I’m done cropping out the baby stroller (the most annoying baby stroller ever ever ever). I’m all for family bonding but bringing your baby to an insanely crowded fireworks festival just doesn’t make sense to me at all.

Randomness

Posted on: 2009/08/22

So I realized this just now: There are no stars in Tokyo.

I still love it though.

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(Tokyo and Yokohama at Night by NASA Earth Observatory)

But live streaming is good enough when you’re a hundred miles away.

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May bonus pang madaming commercial ni Manny Pacquiao (Magnulia Melk!). Panalo in more ways than one. ^^
Thank you punchsports.net.

P.S. How to print-screen with Macs: Shift + Apple + 3, and the image lands on your desktop.

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