Monday, March 28, 2011

The Comeback of Sugary Carnival!

Everyone's probably heard the news by now. I thought I'd make my own post about it, since it is one of my favourite Angelic Pretty prints. When I read about it for the first time, my brain screamed.

I found it on my dashboard, in the blog updates section. Lolita Wonderland was talking about its return. It later went to the back of my mind, and I found it verified on my homepage on Facebook about 25 minutes ago.

I have to say, even though I know there is no chance of me buying, I'm thrilled.

Please become mine, beautiful Sugary Carnival! T^T

Photo rights go to Angelic Pretty

My Beginnings Into Jpop

I discovered Jpop in about summer 2007 through High School Musical. Not the place you'd expect someone to find it.

High School Musical 2 was showcasing different versions of their songs on Family. When the Japanese version of "You Are the Music In Me" by Nami Tamaki came on, I instantly fell in love. It sounded like just the right music for me. I liked upbeat songs. ( I really liked her hair too!) 

I later began looking for the lyrics to the song so I could sing along. I eventually learned the lyrics by heart. My sister was on the computer one day, looking for other songs by Nami Tamaki. She found "Heroine" and I instantly was sucked into the world of Jpop. 

You Are the Music In Me (Japanese) - Nami Tamaki

Heroine-Nami Tamaki

Today, almost all of my songs on my iPod are either Japanese or Korean. I prefer Japanese over Korean, although I know a lot of people who prefer vice versa. I have three American songs left on my Ipod that have yet to be deleted, and haven't been fully listened to since then. I've discovered a huge amount of Jpop artists since then, like Ayumi Hamasaki, Kana Nishino, Kanon Wakeshima, and a lot of others. A few of my favourite songs are: 

Ai no Imi wo Oshiete - W (Double You)

This is one of my favourite songs from W (Double You). 

Best Friend - Kana Nishino

Another beautiful song from Kana Nishino. The lyrics are really strong too. 

I've gotten so addicted to Jpop that I don't even listen to American music anymore, which can be both a good thing and a bad thing. A good thing that comes out of it is that I can learn about Japanese culture. The bad thing? There are two things: 1. I don't know what some people are talking about anymore. 2. I have an assignment for English, where we're supposed to pick songs for scenes we are assigned to do. I don't think we're allowed to do any other songs but English, so you can say... I'm screwed. For the time being. I just hope I can find an American song that fits Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Scene 1 in time! It's gonna be a lot of work. I just know it. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 13

Today's kawaii items are...

... my Hello Kitty Beanie Babies!

About the items: (in the order they were attained)
Pink Tartan Hello Kitty: my present from Anna for Chinese New Year, 2010. She's from Animal World!

Blue Overall Hello Kitty: I got her from a mall across Woodbine Racetrack. There was a sale (it was sort of an anime store, not sure if they're still there) so I couldn't resist!

Red Overall Hello Kitty: I got her from a party today! (Read more about it in my last post)

Hello Kitty overload! Not really. XD If you saw my Hello Kitty haul, then definite yes. This tiny Hello Kitty Beanie Baby collection is sure to expand!  

Surprise! It's Hello Kitty!

I went to a birthday party, and - surprise! They were giving out Hello Kitty give aways. What broke my heart was that they gave me a small bottle of perfume instead. Anyone who knows me knows that I rarely wear any cosmetics.

I later was able to get one for myself.
I know I describe myself as one would describe a child in this case, but this was an opportunity to build up my collection!

I'll post a picture of my new addition on a Kawaii Item(s) post later. For now, I'm jumping with joy that I have a new one in my collection!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sailor Moon Returns To North America

That's right. Sailor Moon's coming back. Not as an anime, but as a manga.

Kodansha announced on March 18 that the manga will be released in September later this year. After six years, we'll be seeing Sailor Moon back on book stores' manga shelves.

How did the famous Sailor Moon disappear from our culture?

The largest age group began to age, and the new generation came in the middle of the series, not understanding how the story was the way it was because of the scenes from previous seasons. Interest began to fade.

Another factor of its disappearance is the fact that the production companies discontinued the anime series after the inability to keep their audience. Tokyopop also decided not to renew the license when it expired in 2005.

This is a dream come true for many otakus wanting a copy of this successful series.

As for myself, I'm going to think about it. Being a Sailor Moon fan since childhood, I know this one will be long-running.

I'll see if I'll give the manga a chance, and update if I do decide to buy it.

More information can he found at this link.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

America's Greatest Otaku

Just a few minutes ago, I was searching for otaku communities on Live Journal, and stumbled upon Anime North's page, which had an advertisement from TokyoPop about "America's Greatest Otaku".

TokyoPop's looking for the most die-hard otaku in America! Is it you? Reading the part where it said, "Do you have what it takes?" I thought, "YES, I DO!!!", taking a look at my room. After second thoughts, I took it back.
Here's why.

Die hard - otakus:

  • have anime posters plastered all over their walls and have very little white space left. 
  • have an enormous collection of manga. 
  • Watch anime as much as possible. They use their free time for watching or reading anything otaku. 
  • Go to Japan. 
  • Etc, etc. 

  • have one anime poster (That'll grow sooner or later though).
  • have a moderate sized manga collection. (In my view. Other otakus might consider it tiny. If you're wondering, I'm at 56 mangas and an anime fanbook right now. I think. I have to count again later.) 
  • I've been to Japan once when I was eight, but I was just passing through the airport. 
  • Etc, Etc. 

You can find more of those Die-hard otaku characteristics here. Be warned, this is a very old site, from I think 1998. This quiz has to be the most detailed "How Otaku are You?" quiz I've ever seen in my life. Back when I first read this, I didn't even know what a seiyuu was!

At heart, I think I'm still a die hard otaku. I just need money and access to an otaku empire. T^T

Getting back, you can watch the episodes here. I can't watch it on this site, since it's only available for viewing in the US.

More information can be found on their website. The grand prize is a trip to Tokyo!

I'll have to find it on another site. If it were in Canada, I know someone who would make an excellent candidate!

EDIT: I found episode one that people outside America can watch!

Mangakas: Rinko Ueda

Rinko Ueda is one of my favourite mangakas. She has such suspenseful series, and she makes her characters grow too. The way she makes them grow is amazing. I recommend her to everyone. Most of her mangas are historical mangas (a bonus for me, since I love history!).

Rinko Ueda is from Nara Prefecture. She has created many mangas such as Tail of the Moon (also known as Tsuki no Shippo), Home, Stepping On Roses (also known as Hadashi de Bara wo Fume), Chupa!, and many more. For more information about her, click here. That link also contains a picture of the mangaka herself, which is very rare.

I discovered her through Tail of the Moon in the library (this was about two years ago). After reading the first volume, I became a die hard fan of hers. I showed Anna the first volume, and she soon became a fan. She later put holds on the rest of the copies, and most of the other girls in our class began reading this series.

My favourite series that she created is Stepping On Roses. I find it to be her best work so far. The summary at the back says:

"Poor Sumi Kitamura... Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi's financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a proposal: he'll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi fool high society into thinking she's proper lady? Moreover, is it worth giving up everything for this sham of a marriage?" 

I just love this series! Words cannot explain how much I do. I've mentioned in my last mangaka post that this is the one series I cannot stop reading online. I really do want to read it in English and have the surprises come from the English tankobons, but the thing is, English tankobons are way too late from the Japanese ones. With a series this great, it's impossible to stop. I feel slightly terrible, but this series is way to good for me to not read any further!

My feelings for that series are also shared with her other series, Tail of the Moon. I had the exact same feelings when I read it. I've finally ruled out that I like Stepping On Roses much more.

So how many mangas do I own that are by Rinko Ueda?

Just the four volumes of Stepping On Roses that are out so far. I try to keep updated on when the next ones come out, since this series is popular. Volume 5 will be coming out next month, I think, and Anna and I are eagerly awaiting its release. I would love to own Tail of the Moon, but it's a pretty long series, with 15 books. I would take forever to complete that series.

After reading this, please try to read one of her series! If you're already a fan of hers, please continue to support her!  

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 12

Today's kawaii item is... Hello Kitty candy container!

About the item:
At the moment, I'm sort of blind because I just came in from outside. There was snow everywhere, and the white has sort of blinded me. Because of this, I can't really tell if the picture's quality is good or not, so if the quality is pretty ugly, forgive me. Again, this is an old picture since I'm too lazy to upload more. You can see my pink tinkerbell pajamas over there too!
I really like the candy that came from this one! It was orange flavoured, I think. I'm not too sure anymore, since I bought this last summer. What I put in there now is my Hello Kitty sillybands! You can read about them in one of my previous kawaii item posts.They're from an asian supermarket. I think I got this one in Chinatown. I'm not so sure, but I know for a fact that they sell them there. I've seen people use these things as places to keep bracelets, and other jewelry, so there's a creative way to use them if you don't want to throw them out!

More "Kawaii Item(s) of the Day!" posts to come! I'm now motivated to take some more new pictures!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 11

Today's kawaii item is... Hello Kitty strawberry marshmallows!

About the item:
This is another old picture from last year, already on my laptop since I was too lazy to upload new pictures, or even take new ones. If I wasn't, I'd have a post up about Rinko Ueda already.
It doesn't taste so bad. It's okay. I'm not much of a fan of marshmallows with anything on the inside (unless it's chocolate, but does it exist?), but I am a fan of Hello Kitty! I was able to buy this from an asian supermarket, so check your asian supermarket if they have some!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 10

Today's kawaii item is...

... my Mashimaro toothbrush!

About the item:
This picture is from last year, so sorry for the ugly way it's been photographed. I got it at a Korean supermarket. I think, after looking at this picture after so long, I'll build up on kawaii washroom supplies. The only kawaii washroom supplies I own are this toothbrush and a pink Hello Kitty showercap. I've always wanted more cute washroom supplies!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 9

Today's kawaii items are...

... my Hello Kitty silly bands!

About the items:
I got them at two stores. I lost some, though. T^T I only have a few since my sister gave me those ones. The Hello Kitty heads in blue, red, green, and black are from Hot Topic, and the rest are from Animal World.

Friday, March 18, 2011

And the Happiness Level Decreases to Pain

A few minutes ago, I was about to write about my excitement of going to my next anime convention. Well, that excitement has turned into pain. I'm not going anymore.

Why is this? My source of transportation (my dad) has decided that it's too far and he's not taking me. He also said that I should've had a bigger group to go with (my original group consisted of just me and my sister).

Sayonara, big event that I kept thinking about this March Break. I'll see you in a few years, when I can legally be considered to be an adult and go wherever I wish. 

Besides the pain and sadness I feel, I also feel embarrassment. There I was, blabbing to the world in my previous posts about how excited I was about going, and I sit now, typing this, just a few hours from the big day, telling the world I can't go anymore. I guess this can be a part of a life-learning experience, or a lesson in the life of a young otaku. I won't delete any of my past MTAC posts, and also take this as an experience in blogging. My tears have finally dried up, and I'm going to accept that I can't go. My dried tears have left my eyes all big, red, and puffy.  

What can I look forward to now? In the near future (which is pretty much on Sunday) I'll be on my way to what I consider to be one of the heavens on earth-Pacific Mall. Pacific Mall, as I've previously mentioned, is one of the most beautiful places an otaku will see. As promised, I will try to take pictures of the mall and the stores. If my source of transportation (my cousin) backs out on this one, I don't know what will become of me. This disappointment was big enough. I don't need any more to further disrupt my mind.

Another thing I can look forward to is Anime North 2011. After a discussion, I definitely will be able to go to this one, as long as my commitments don't decide to take my entire weekend. This is one I will continue to pray to God for. 

One last thing I'd like to say is, to anyone who's read my past MTAC posts, please forgive me for talking on and on about an event I would end up not going to. This otaku will try her best next time. 

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! (Day 8)

Today's kawaii item is...

.... my Hello Kitty - Tuxedo Sam Sanrio 50th Anniversary plushie!!!

About the item: ¸
I got her at Animal World, during their closing sale, which was 50% off everything in the store. With the store being really expensive and having all these kawaii things, I couldn`t resist. These "straight from Sanrio" plushies are hard to find around the GTA, too. Since they were in the midst of a sale (which was pretty rare, coming from them) a lot of the Sanrio plushies disappeared. For the 50th anniversary collection, all that was left was this Tuxedo Sam, or Hangyodon. I picked Tuxedo Sam. I really wished I could`ve gotten the My Melody one! It`s fine, though. I don`t have anything of Tuxedo Sam, so I now have my first Tuxedo Sam item!

I'll be buying more kawaii items tomorrow, and on Sunday, if all goes well.

That means more "Kawaii Item of the Day" posts!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MTAC Excitement! (and Things I've Learned From My Previous Anime Convention)

The March Toronto Anime Convention is less than 3 days away! My sister and I have already laid out our master plan for the event. We took things we learned from our previous convention and are applying it to the one coming up this weekend! We're still in the middle of planning things, but we know what the game plan is.

The things I've learned from my first anime convention:

  • Ask cosplayers for their pictures.
Everyone knows you should do this, but I was way too scared to ask cosplayers to pose for me. I'm going to build up the courage to ask them for their photo this time (I make myself sound really weak, don't I?).

  • Bring a lunch.
This helps you save more, allowing you to spend on other things! My sister and I did this last time, and it was definitely a life saver. 

  • Keep your lunches mess-free and "portable". 
A bagel, for example is something you can bring that isn't messy, and something you can eat and walk around freely with. If you brought something "messy", for example, a salad, it might take time to find a place to sit, not to mention the mess it can create, which may cause you to lose time cleaning up after it. 

  • Make sure you know who the guests are. 
I've made this sad mistake. Vic Mignogna, an anime voice actor was a guest at Anime North 2010. My friend, V-chan brought us along with her to get his autograph, but just before we got to him (there was no line, by the way) she said, "Never mind". Later, I discovered he was a voice actor of numerous famous animes, such as Dragon Ball, Vampire Knight (as Zero and Ichiru), and Ouran High School Host Club. Hah. The sadness. I found out a few weeks ago that he would be the guest of honour at a convention somewhere down in the states. Yikes! You can usually find out who the guests are on the convention's website.

  • Bring a wagon load of money. 
I'm not kidding. I brought $60 last time, and all I ended up buying was this: 

I lost the Yuki Button at school afterwards! You never know what you'll find at an anime convention. I saw lolita clothes (there were even Baby, The Stars Shine Bright and Angelic Pretty!), Yuki Cross cosplay, and a lot of rare mangas that I can't find in stores anymore. They were out of my reach because I didn't bring enough money. I went there, thinking I wouldn't buy so much, since I wouldn't feel like busting all my money. I was wrong. VERY wrong. 

  • Bring snacks
You're going to get pretty hungry. Trust me. It happens to all of us. I'm going to bring Hello Kitty Pocky! I'll see what else I'm going to bring. 

  • Reseach, research, research!
I did this an entire month before the actual day last time. I should have done that for this weekend's, but due to my laziness, I didn't until a week before. Aside from admission fees and times of operation, what should you look for? 1. Videos/images of the area! If it's held in the same area annually, there should be videos on Youtube of past conventions. Also, search for the area on Google streetview. This will save you time when you search for the building. 2. Reviews. What did people think of the convention? Was it a waste? Was it worth their money? 3. Videos of the Dealer's Room. The Dealer's Room should give you an idea of how much money to bring. How big is it? Is it a tiny room, or a football field-sized room? What are the contents of the past Dealer's Rooms? 4. What events are held there? Is there DDR? Yu gi oh card battles? There are varieties of them out there. At registration, after you pay, there are program books that tell you what events are being held when and where. 

Bonus picture! 

I just noticed that there are a lot of Bleach cosplayers in this picture. O.o

  • Get ready for a bunch of over-excited fellow otakus. 
I was partly shocked at how enthusiastic fellow otakus were at the convention. They were shouting in joy, and also shouting at us to sign their t-shirt (We didn't, in the end). But hey, this is a good thing! Would you rather have depressed otakus, or screaming in joy otakus? 

I'm becoming more excited day by day! 

I'll  post my MTAC adventure up as soon as I have time to upload the pictures and write another entry. We're nearing the end of March Break! T^T

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Misako Aoki on Deka Wanko

Misako Aoki is on that new Japanese Drama, Deka Wanko. Episode 6, I believe.

For those who don't know Misako, she is one of the three ambasadors of Kawaii in Japan. She is also widely known as a lolita fashion model. What people may not know is that she is also a nurse.

Deka Wanko is a new Japanese Drama (currently airing!) about a Gothic Lolita detective who solves cases using her nose.

I'd say this drama isn't so bad. I like it! They also have featured clothes from Angelic Pretty, Bodyline, and a few others. You can find more about the coordinates on their website. I'm still waiting for the English subbed ones to come out. So far, I've only been able to find up to Episode 3 subbed.

It's Misako's acting debut, I've heard. She's so cute in that drama!  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Back To the Mall!

Anna, Claire, (Got permission to use her name!) and I went to the mall yesterday! We bought a load of manga again.  Anna bought a few mangas this time surprisingly.

There's my domo backpack at Anna's house! I came an hour early, so we had lots of time to waste!

Claire finally arrived! There's my domo bag to the left, and hers to the right. Now for pictures of kawaii-ness at the mall!

A clearer picture of one of Sephora's Hello Kitty windows

So God-like...O.o

Toki Doki Madness! 


My mangas! Anna bought me Oresama Teacher. Thank you very much, Anna! 

Anna's mangas she bought. She says her limit is six, so it's a first that she only bought four.  
Our mangas in comparison! 

Claire and I also bought ribbons for decoration. She wanted to decorate a shirt, and mine was originally for my mirror, but I think I might decorate my bookshelf instead. She bought a dark pink animal print ribbon, and I bought light pink ribbon with white polka dots. 

I can't wait to start decorating things with my new ribbons! If it doesn't look terrible, I'll post a picture of my results.  

Continue to enjoy your March Break, everyone! To those who aren't in the midst of a March Break, continue to make the best of the week! Don't waste it! To our Japanese friends that are suffering from the recent calamity, stay strong!  

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 7

Today's kawaii item is... blue hannari tofu seat cell phone holder!

About the item:
I got this cell phone holder at Pacific Mall last year. They're $5 each! I remember that other colours they came in were pink, green and yellow. I don't know if they can hold iphones, but it fits my LG Xenon very well. They make a perfect addition to making your room more kawaii!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 6

Today's kawaii item is...

... my pink Hello Kitty pen!

About the item:
I got this pen from Animal World, a store that just closed down last year (I miss you guys!) It writes in pink, but as it dries, the ink on the paper turns gold. I tried to take a picture of the ink, but you cant really see it in the picture. T^T My sister has the same one, but in blue. I think I'll start a kawaii pen collection from now on! 

Please continue to show Japan your support! They need it!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Angelic Pretty Earthquake Disaster Update

Good news, lolitas! Angelic Pretty's employees are safe! You can read their message in french here.

Want a quick translation?: (My knowledge of French finally comes in handy!)

News of Japan: 
Just a small message in inform you all of the news we received from Tokyo. 
Angelic Pretty's team were very scared, but are safe and sound!
We assure you of what we think. * (I'm not sure about this sentence) 
They have decided to take a weekend off and will be back to work on Monday. 
Have courage, Angelic Pretty and all of Japan! 

I`m very glad that the employees are safe. I am sure all you lolitas are just as relieved as I am to hear this news. 

March Break Calls For Some Shopping!

I'll be going on a shopping trip on Monday with Anna, Julie, and C-chan soon! I can't wait to buy more manga! Although I'm not sure I'll be able to buy any manga, since I'm saving up for the MTAC (next weekend!). I know Anna will for sure buy manga, so I'll put up a post about our stuff we'll buy.

The one manga I really want is finally in stock at my local Chapters!

There are three copies in stock, and I hope I'll own one of the three! I found it really funny when I read it online. I only read the first chapter, but I found it worth buying, so I really hope it'll still be there.  

At the back, it says,

Mafuyu is the ideal yanki chick-no-nonsense, take-charge, and hard-hitting. But when she gets expelled for being a delinquent, her mother, fed up with her daughter's wayward ways, sends Mafuyu to an isolated school far off in the country.

Mafuyu, determined to make the best of the situation and make her mother proud, decides to turn over a new, feminine, well-behaved leaf. But her yanki soul can't be kept down, and the night before school starts she finds herself defending some guy who's getting beaten up. One slip wouldn't have been a problem, except the guy is…her teacher?! How can Mafuyu learn to be a girly girl if her teacher won't let her forget her yanki past?

In regards to the recent Japanese tsunami disaster, I have contacted my relatives in the Pacific, and they were fine. They told me that the water rose a few feet, but nothing really happened. To think I was scared that morning! I still watch the news a few times a day to recieve updates. It turns out the ceiling of the nuclear plant caved in this morning, and a fire started. There are worries because there was a radiation leak.

Please continue to show Japan your support.

Photo rights go to Shojo Beat/Viz Media/Hakusensha and Izumi Tsubaki

Friday, March 11, 2011

Kana Nishino and WISE collaborate-again!

It's been a while since they've last had a song together - Tokutemo and Aenakutemo. (Tokutemo being Kana's version, and Aenakutemo being WISE's version. They're two versions of the same song).

Once again, they've collaborated to bring forth yet another beautiful song-By Your Side. I've waited for this song forever, ever since I found out they were collaborating on Jpop Asia.

For those who've known Kana as long as I have, this is the first video I've ever seen her in jeans. Yes, jeans, instead of her usual skirts and dresses. Very shocking.

Yet another masterpiece by them!

By Your Side - WISE featuring Kana Nishino

8.9 Magnitude Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Today's post isn't about kawaii or otaku stuff, as you can tell from the title of the post.

We all probably know by now that an eathquake with an 8.9 on the richter scale hit Japan, causing a tsunami that ruined the lives of many Japanese.

I heard this news this morning while I was studying, and I immediately fled to the tv for more news. Before leaving for school, the death toll revealed that 30 lives have been confirmed as taken. Later at school on the tvs, the toll rose to 50. I heard it's risen to thousands now. Of course, this did upset me. Lives lost, the huge amount of damage, not only physical damage, but economical damage. How can this not be a catastrophe?

Lolitas, you know that Angelic Pretty and Baby the Stars Shine Bright both have a boutique in Sendai, the very heart of the destruction. This probably shatters your heart as it does mine.

The tv behind me is talking about the calamity in Sendai at the moment. The news has been flooded with information of the event.

What do I have to say about this massive destruction?
My heart goes out to all those who've lost their lives, and those who are coping with the post traumatic stress of this event. You have my full support, as a person who loves Japan. I don't have any direct relatives residing in Japan, and I don't have any direct friends in Japan, but I can say that I am sad for all the people who had to live through this. My condolences go to you all. You have my full support.

The waves are also said to hit Russia, America, Canada, Indonesia, and other areas connected to the Pacific Plate. At this moment, it is in my knowledge that Hawaii and the West Coast have already been hit. I had a hard time this morning, since I have relatives over there. I was counting down to the time it would hit the Hawaii and the West Coast. I've tried to contact them through social media, and have yet to recieve a response. I'll try to contact them via landline later.

Please continue to show Japan your support for them.

Angelic Pretty Sendai Store

Phtoto rights go to Angelic  Pretty

Monday, March 7, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 5

Today's kawaii item is...

my big Korilakkuma!

About the item: It was gift from friends of mine. I remember my reaction when I opened the gift. I screamed "Korilakkuma! Korilakkuma!" All the way home (I was in the car when I opened it).

By the way, please ignore those weird circle beams of light. This photo wasn't photoshopped, just like all my other photos. I have no idea how to use photoshop.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Today's Kawaii Item(s)! Day 4

Today's kawaii item is...

my sister's Hello Kitty DS cover!!!

About the item: Once again, this was from Pacific Mall. If I'm not mistaken, the Hello Kitty featured on the front is the original Hello Kitty.

I wish I had a DS, but if I did, I wouldn't play on it that much. I'm not a gamer. What I do want is a wii!

I bet it won't happen though. If I had enough money to buy a wii, I'd spend it on loli stuff! All those frills and bows... *-*

Sephora x Hello Kitty Collaboration!

I went to the mall yesterday, and found out that the Hello Kitty x Sephora promotion is still underway! When I went inside Sephora, I found that all the employees were wearing those pink hello kitty bow headbands! I rushed in to see if they were selling those in the store, but none could be found to be sold to the public.

I remember going into Sephora earlier this month to check out the prices, to see if I could buy anything, but this asian writing this didn't end up buying anything. That's what I get for being a cheapo!

I'm also glad I didn't buy anything because I'm trying to save up for the MTAC and Anime North. I'm not 100% sure that I'll be going to either of them, but it's nice to save up some money, just in case. I don't want another "not-enough-money-I-can-barely-buy-anything" incident. Ugh. That was terrible.

In any case, I'm still excited for the two events. I really hope I can make it!

One of the windows at Sephora

*Sorry for the blurry picture! It was taken by cell phone!

Friday, March 4, 2011

"Happiness Is Playing Bingo!" "Are you sure?"

Everyday, we all share laughter (Or else the day's wasted!) and today was no exception for me.

I found yesterday special because I found out that there are more people around me that wish to be loli! Old time lolis would probably say, "So?" to this, but I myself find this very exciting!

My friend C-chan (I haven't asked for her permission to use her name yet!) told me about a friend who wanted to be a loli-chan. It's not everyday you here this news from outside the computer world. It makes me happier to know that there are more lolis-to be in my area. I'm not saying it's a small community, but I love knowing that there are people out there close to me who share similar interests.

C-chan also hopes to be a loli one day. In fact, she was the first person I knew that shared that same dream. Maybe one day we'll all have those beautiful clothes! I wish all the best for the both of them in making that dream a reality.

That Sugary Carnival print up there has to be one of the most beautiful dresses in the world! *-* This is my third favourite lolita dress, right after Wonder Cookie and Milky Planet. This is one dress I hope to get my hands on in the future. 

The sad thing is, the future seems a bit too far away right now. Time may seem like it's travelling fast these days, but it will never catch up to that future at the rate it's going at. 

Photo rights go to Angelic Pretty. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What Can an Otaku/Kawaii Lover Buy at Pacific Mall?

People visiting the GTA should visit Pacific Mall, in Markham. The area around Pacific Mall is also considered Chinatown, meaning lots of cute things!

I know everyone loves pictures, so get prepared for some pictures I took on my last few visits there!

Those pictures were taken with my old cell phone. The quality from that cell phone is not the same as the one I have now, which is supposedly better than the old one. GAHH! 

These are just a few of the many things you can find at Pacific Mall. You can find everything from Hello Kitty toasters and hello kitty t.vs to anime posters and cosplay here. (Just in case you were wondering which cosplays there are, I've seen Haruhi Suzumiya, Naruto, Shugo Chara, and some others.) I took these pictures without considering that they would one day be posted here. They were taken before I even thought about creating this blog. Because of that, there are no pictures of the stores these came from, or even stores in general. Also, there aren't enough variety of pictures I took of otaku things. Next time, I promise pictures of the stores! One thing I can't promise are pictures of the insides, since some don't allow it. 

Pacific Mall is what I call a Kawaii lover's and an otaku's heaven. I don't think anyone would disagree with me on this one. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Angelic Pretty France Update!

I checked my dashboard for blog updates, and anyone who reads the French Angelic Pretty Blog knows about the bag update! A few things have caught my eye:

 The Pink Piano Shoulder Bag
 The French Biscuit Shoulder Bag

For those who are curious, petit beurre means small butter, or little butter.
The Twinkle Star Shoulder Bag

The last picture is my dream bag. If I ever own this one day, what would my reaction be? I would scream loud enough for Maki and Asuka themselves to hear.


Photo rights go to Angelic Pretty.