Tuesday, 28 December 2010

refresh

Hello! And happy belated Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful time, and got some wonderful things!
I spent Christmas with my family but also went to see my boyfriend and his family. Christmas is really big for his family and everyone had bought me a gift! I was in shock because I only bought something for his parents and his sister! They're all so kind!

I'm pleased to say that I am now on the road to recovery after being so bloody ill for the last week and a half, nearly 2 weeks! I still have a bit of a funny cough and my nose is still a bit blocked but i'm not coughing up blood anymore (ew) and my head isn't killing me much anymore which is great! I had to not go to work last week as I was so ill and I felt so bad, but I had gone in the day before and I went in the day after and I felt worse! Coughing on everything and all the customers..lol, but i'm still on a probation so I don't want to make any screw ups during this time! Only 2 months to go now, and then I guess i'll find out if they really want me there! Tom came to see me while I was ill and bought me 4 Hello Kitty plushies because I was sick! It was also an early XMas gift for me, which was so sweet!


New!



My current plushie collection!

Yesterday I met with Ingvild and Kei! Ingvild spends Christmas in the UK with her grandfather and because I met her in Finland, she now knows someone over here she can meet up with! She came on the 22nd and flies home today, and although we didn't make any plans to meet until yesterday, she came into my work the day she flew in to surprise me! I was like "AHH INGVILD!" when she walked in lol! I suppose a flight from Norway to UK is okay though, maybe like 1-2hrs max so no worries about jetlag or anything :D

Surprisingly it wasn't that cold in London yesterday, which was nice, but of course, you still have to wrap up otherwise you'll get sick..like I did lol! Here was my co-ordinate:

HAT: Tokyo Disneyland
TOP: Golds Infinity
NECKLACE: Topshop
JEANS: H&M
TAIL: Osaka
BOOTS: Primark
Here's some of the puri we took:



Obligatory "Agepoyo" picture lol



We went looking for somewhere to eat because me and Kei hadn't eaten and we ummed and aahed about several places and ended up going somewhere more expensive than where we were going to go lol but the food was nice and the staff are nice so that was fine. We met Ingvild on Oxford Street which is probably one of the worst places at this time of year because everyone is mad for all the sales and stuff and of course, it was crowded and horrible! I'm so glad it wasn't boxing day though as that would have been so much worse!!

Mind you, there was a tube strike all day, so like no lines were working, so how did anyone manage to get to shop in London at all? I was supposed to work but couldn't because there was no physical way of me travelling there! I ended up going to Brighton to see my Dad's side of the family. I really wanted to go to the Cyberdog in Brighton to see what it was like because it said we were only 15 minutes away by car and also because I don't travel there all the time, but I don't think it was open because I called them to check and they didn't pick up, and I tried 3 times and there was nothing :( Someone I know was in Brighton the same day and said that it looked like it was closed when he went past so maybe it's a good thing I didn't just rush over there to check it out lol!

I'm trying to save my money right now because i'm not used to being paid monthly so anything I get has to last me for another 3 or 4 weeks or so which is difficult but I really want to be able to not spend things! Obviously I have to spend for travel and if i'm out, then food also, but if i'm at home then it's okay, although the lure of online shopping is sometimes too great! I did buy some d.i.a. stuff for myself because hey, it's Christmas and I thought what the hell, and I still have money leftover so i'm happy! No more stupid spending now though! So i'm hoping that I will receive some nice looking parcels soon!

It's going to be New Year's soon! What is everyone doing?



Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Toni's festive giveaway!

My friend Toni is having a festive giveaway at her blog, my spare time retreat!


Why not check it out? There is a pair of Twilight Brown Geo Hurricane Lens up for grabs as well as 2 mystery prizes! It's her first giveaway, so please show her lots of love!

Monday, 20 December 2010

woo weekend

Hello everyone! How are you all? It's currently just after 2 am here in the UK, oops! I've really screwed up my sleeping pattern! Christmas is 6 days away! 6 days! Have you managed to buy all your presents in time? It's going to be a mad rush in all the shops this week as people browse for those last minute things that they knew they should have bought at the start of the month! I'm glad I managed to get all of mine out of the way, even if it did make me broke haha!

It's started to snow again where I live, which sucks. The weather and news told us that only the Northern and South Western parts of the UK would get snow and that the South East would be clear but they lied!!!! My boyfriend was due to fly to Amsterdam on Friday but alas, he went all the way to the Airport (by himself, so it's not even like there was anyone to pick him up because it was supposed to be fine) and checked a bag in, went through security and was waiting in departures for a really long time, like 2, nearly 3 hours and then found a group of people all being called over if they were going to Amsterdam, and they were told that the flight was cancelled. :( His friend had paid for them to stay in the Radisson in Amsterdam (lol like 5 star business hotel) and they haven't seen each other in years so my bf was determined to get there any way he could and not let his friend down (who was able to fly to Amsterdam from Vienna fine!) and he ended up paying £250 for a Eurostar ticket >.< Omg, so expensive >.< And he comes back on Tuesday...lol, boys will be boys! There's only a few reasons boys go to Amsterdam without their girlfriends...lol! And I don't expect snide comments like "ooh whats your boyfriend up to?? probably cheating lah!!!!" because obviously I trust him. He'll probably just be getting stoned every night/nearly every night lol

Today's code! Parent's room...
Top: d.i.a.
Shorts: d.i.a.
Belt (underneath top): d.i.a.
Tail: Osaka
Tights: Offbrand store in 109-2
Boots: Primark
Today I met up with Dec and Caryn, and Dec's boyfriend also joined us and it was the first time we'd met! He's so sweet and funny! I hope to be able to chat to him more next time! Caryn is going back to Japan so soon! SHE DAMN LUCKY, and I lent her the Japanese curlers I have so she doesn't have to buy a new pair while she's away, which can always be annoying >.< We did the usual; Puri, food, Para, being fabulous; and we also went to Karaoke (bad times for my throat) and I could hit all the low notes on the songs I wanted to sing, yay! We went to the shitty Karaoke in China Town that is damn expensive and has poor song choice, but they have a few updated ones, including one of my favourite songs of the summer, WOO WEEKEND by BoA! Unfortunately I killed the song as my voice was too fucked to sing really high pitched, but I was able to put on a fabulous drag style Whitney Houston performance and Will Smith rap which went down a treat ;D I always have such a good time with my girls :D



I really shouldn't have worn boots though. Well, actually in Central London it was okay because there was no snow so I could walk fine, but where I am, all the pavements and roads are covered so walking to and from the bustop was a nightmare. I kind of had to walk like I was a really frail elderly person lol, but at least I didn't slip and pray victim to any wanker chavs who might have been hiding to throw snowballs at unfortunate passers-by.


The view from the bustop~

From the above puri pics and code pic, you might have noticed my blonde hair! A girl from work was going to do my roots for me but I was going to wait until my hair got cut until I re-dyed it etc, as i've been letting it wash out, but I got bored being at home in the cold with nothing much to do so my sister did them for me. My hair actually looks quite nice! In real life it looks so much better though, the puri like fucked it up. It looks (as Dec said) like i've had pink highlights put into blonde hair, and curled it looks really pretty^^ I'm going to wait maybe til Tuesday just for it to rest a little and then dye it pink again...I want to wear my extensions again! And they still have life in them yet! I will be changing my hair vastly though the next time! As i'm lazy and can't be bothered to think of designs for myself, if i've seen something on someone else and I like it, i'll do it lol! I don't think theres anything wrong with that lol!

This is a photo I saw whilst in Japan but lost due to my laptop going away for repair all that time ago. I was thinking about it the other night and was madly searching for it, messaging people on Facebook who I thought had posted it onto their Tumblrs, and I found it through help, thank you Sami!

It's Sakochi, a model for Popteen and some other magazines
I didn't actually know who she was until the other night, I thought she was just a shop staff or something with classy hair but Sami enlightened me to the fact that she's a magazine model! I thought about two-tone hair last year (but brown and blonde) but didn't pursue it as my hair was quite short at the time and I think it would have only worked on me with extensions (as will this hair if I definitely do it!) so now that i'm in a position to be able to creatively screw up my hair without getting fired or persecuted for no reason (coughcoughHOSPITALcoughcough) I might as well just go for it!

I need to take some buttercup syrup ;D and go to bed I think! Good night/morning!

Friday, 17 December 2010

it's that time again...

Hello! Just a very quick, short and brief post!

I just looked at my Blogger dashboard and realised something...I have nearly 200 followers! In fact, I am just one person/follower away from reaching the 200 mark! I think you guys know where i'm heading with this....I think it's time for a 200 follower giveaway! :D! I know I only did a giveaway not long ago, but i've practically reached another milestone so why not? And hey, it's exciting for you guys too right?

I know "Christmas is the time of giving"...supposedly, but due to it being, what, like 9 days or something til XMas, the giveaway WON'T be XMas related, or completed before XMas! I need to get something cooler for this giveaway, so please wait until the start of the New Year so I can start to give you information on it^^

Maybe I will combine it as a 200 follower X New Years giveaway...or I can do two giveaways! ;D Well we'll see... I hope you guys are interested!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

baby it's COLD outside

Hello! Im writing this entry whilst lying in bed feeling sorry for myself. I'm sick, how fantastic! It's the first time for me this Winter (I think of Winter as the last 2 months of the year) and it's rubbish!! I don't mind if i'm just sneezing (lol) because that I can deal with, but I seem to have accquired a very sore throat with huge tonsils (still not had them removed, but i've never had tonsilitis/been so ill that they should be taken out) and my head is really heavy and sore :( My body is so weak too, so I know getting uptrying to get up tomorrow morning will be FUN. I feel like a newborn baby, as my head is lolling about a lot which I kind of want it to stop as it's really painful each time I move it!

Besides me moaning about how frail and bedridden I am, i'm just making a quick post for you all. I went out with Dec today, and even though it's my day off, I ended up going into Cyberdog anyway because he needed some hairdye, and we sell Manic Panic there. I always seem to go to my job on my day off...and it's not like it's close to me either! When I was at the hospital, I never went near it when I was off, and it was only a 10/15 minute walk to the bustop and then a 15 minute bus ride away! Cyberdog is a 10 minute bus ride to the tube station and then a 45/50 minute tube ride away...how does that work? Lol. India, a girl who works in the XXX part of the store and who was also in my interview was walking in (also on her day off) as I was walking out haha. It's like all the people on the day off should work and the people working should go home! Here was my outfit for today (no make-up on as I did that on the tube....lol)

I didn't actually wear my hat in the end..lol, but I felt like the outfit was missing something so that's why I was *originally* going to wear it. It rained and was windy and generally disgusting outside so my hair had a choice of either down and straight or tied up

HAT: H&M
TOP: H&M
BELT: d.i.a.
JEANS: H&M
TAIL: OSAKA
BOOT COVERS/LEGWARMERS: d.i.a.

Until I wrote this, I didn't actually realise how much H&M I was wearing...I guess it goes to show you how good they are for plain clothes that you can jazz up with classy accessories! On the subject of clothes, I ordered a d.i.a. top a little while ago from someone online and it came yesterday as I was heading out to work! It's a "bell top" and although it's really nice and classic d.i.a., it's also rather tight, which makes me question the "FREE SIZE" label inside lol! I'm a little unsure about it, but I want to co-ord it with something!


Sorry for shitty webcam quality. My phone was charging and doesn't allow me to take photos if the battery is low :z At the end of the sleeves, it's really long around your hands, and the back is also, well, open! If I wear an amazing boob-clenching-together-bra then it looks EVEN BETTER ;D No pic of this i'm afraid....

After Cyberdog, we headed to our usual spot of Leicester Square/Picadilly Circus and went to Boots to pick up some make-up for me and some more hair dye for Dec. Outside were a few Japanese girls who STARED us into the store, and one even ran in after us to look at us! When we got inside, there stood a really classy Japanese Gyaru! She had super long ash blonde extensions, huge white and black furry legwarmers/boot covers and I think shorts too! (With tights). She also had a really cute bobble hat on and her mouth dropped open when we went past her lol! I regret not saying that she looked really cute and also "where did you get your legwamers/boot covers from" and they had gone by the time we had made our purchases :(

It's always really cool to see Japanese Gals in London and other foreign countries! I remember once in late 2008, and me, Dec and Caryn were sitting outside Trocadero in Picadilly Circus looking through egg and a whole TROUPE of about 30 Gals came past! All wearing Maison Gilfy bobble hats, shorts and ugg boots and heels. They were in awe to see us looking at egg and were tapping each other on the shoulder and pointing at us lol! We followed them through to China Town where they disappeared into a Chinese restaurant. Times like that are so cool!

We also headed to Purikura, although we didn't take any. When I went in last week after the shoot for Cyberdog, Sia was saying that I had to show her the photos when they were done, so I used this opportunity to do so. As I was typing the site, Dec announced to me "OH you're on the main page by the way"....the MAIN PAGE?? : O wth.


I actually look like I belong on top of the tree in what i'm  wearing haha!

I thought that by main page, I would be on there with a few other people, as there was the other day, but not by myself!!! Jeez. It's kind of cool though ;D To see me attempting to sell dresses (it's also me modelling the Ice Skirts, Power Sculpt Leggings (I think they're called) and Cyberdog long socks in pink), check out the website, Cyberdog.net. Speaking of Cyberdog, I was a bit unsure about some stuff at work and thankfully I managed to get some help from two really nice staff-chanmembers, and i'm really grateful! Thanks guys, you know who you are!

That's it for now, i'm going to wallow in how sick I am and see if I can make a trip downstairs to get some more hot Ribena.....

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

back to reality

Hello everyone! Gah, i've been so annoyed with my blog over the weekend but it's working again now! Some rogue HTML found it's way into my blog and it didn't make any sense! But it's been fixed, so the last blog is now complete again for you to read lol!

(By the way, by rogue, I don't mean rogue virus, I mean crafty little bugger!)

It's the start of a new week once again, and it's really getting close to Christmas! Usually I wouldn't really care. I mean, this time last year I was nearly going to Japan for the first time! I can't tell you how weird it feels for me not to be going again around this same time :( I've been reminiscing about Japan recently and i've been feeling really down. At Cyberdog, we sell 6% dokidoki products, and the manager asked me to send an email to Sebastian for a new order last week, and that made me miss Japan. The same day, 2 Japanese girls came into the store and I asked them if they needed any help or anything at all and they were so stunned that I was speaking to them in Japanese! That made me miss Japan even more. Okay, so i'm not fluent or anything, but I really enjoy being able to practise the Japanese I know with Japanese people, and when I was there in October, I really got a chance to improve my speaking skills with everyone, everyday, and that's what really hit home the other day. I really want to go back :(

Aside from that and going back to XMas, i've managed to buy all the gifts for my family before everyone starts to panic buy! I feel proud! This year i've put in a lot of effort, mainly because last year I wasn't able to really get my family anything, due to going away to Tokyo a few days later. I got a really neat gift for my Mom, and I really hope she'll like it. We don't have the best relationship in the world but there are always opportunities to make it stronger. I'm not saying that giving gifts is the best way to do so, although it's a nice little surprise! Currently all the gifts are sitting in two large Cyberdog bags in my room, lol! To break up this post, here's a few puri I took at the end of last week~



It's trueeeeeeeeeeee

I finally managed to bloody buy egg! I went to the JC nearly everyday after work and they didn't have it, and the one day I didn't go, they had stocked it! I'm glad to see that fur tails and fur in general is still in fashion ;D

Here's a boob(ish) one for you all


As some of you may know, here at my blog I have mentioned a few things about myself. One in particular being my girl-crush on James Marsters; i.e. Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In case you haven't seen this glorious programme and are not sure who he is, or if, like me, you just want to view a bit of Vampire hotness, please view the pictures below:


Dude seriously, if my photoshop skills were great, I would SO photoshop my head into this!

HAHA. Unfortunately, only "Buffy" Spike is hot. James Marsters in the present day doesn't really cut it for me...most older men don't really have that kind of effect haha. Anyway, I had another dream about him again...and for some reason Angel; i.e. David Boreanaz; was there too? Let's just say...it was awesome ;D...

This evening, Cyberdog had a Christmas meal for all the staff. I still haven't really spoken to everyone properly, but needless to say, I didn't really this time either lol! I did manage to speak to a few more girls properly which was nice! I really want to go out with them for a drink because they seem so fun to be around! Some of the guys were taking photos and I was desperate not to be in them and so I ended up leaving really hastily and probably looked quite rude but they were being sneaky and mean and it was stupid lol! I told them that if they put any of me on Facebook, i'll report them. I'm serious! I'm kind of nervous too, because my manager asked me to do a deco case for her BlackBerry! SCARY!!!!! I don't want to fuck it up lol!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

problem

There's something wrong with my blog! For some reason my 3rd column (on the right hand side) has disappeared and my most recent post has been cut off so you can only read half of it! Wth!!!!

belated/Part 2

Hello again! I'm back to bring part two of the belated-ness!

Last weekend I met up with Georgie, her fiance Mark, Dec and Ivan for a belated birthday celebration with them! I didn't get a chance to see any of my Gal friends on the weekend of my actual birthday so it was great to see them! Unfortunately Floz and Caryn weren't able to come but there's also more opportunities! We went to an AWESOME Karaoke called On Board. I'd found it via Google earlier this year but had never been to it. It's a Japanese-run, Japanese-like karaoke with a Japanese system of over 60,000 Japanese songs, and a few thousands of English, Chinese, Korean and Filipino songs. Unfortunately it's still book method (you have to look through a book to find the song you want) but they have an incredible selection of brand new Japanese songs! Originally for Japanese karaoke, we were visiting a Korean restaurant with karaoke downstairs, again with book method, but nothing is ever updated, it's really expensive, and the staff are really rude, so it's great to have found somewhere else which is cheaper, has nicer staff (who we know already, what a small world!) and has an even better selection of songs!

They have LOADS of Para Para songs too, and some of them even have the actual Para video so you can learn or dance along whilst singing! They have the PlayZ song too, which isn't really that old to be fair! Whenever we visit karaoke, I feel bad because Georgie and Mark never really sing! In general I feel bad around them as I feel like im always acting too mad or talking about rude things too much, and no matter how many times they say they don't mind and they're not freaked out, I still think im overdoing it lol! Sorry again!!! >.< Georgie and Dec got me some really great gifts! Dec got me this super cute Troll doll:

She has the same hair as me! Well, when mine has been freshly dyed!

I'm still trying to think of a name for her...has anyone got any good suggestions? Georgie got me some really great furry fingerless glove things, which I adore! 

Kei came! She joined us for puri and food at Ed's Diner (yum) and it was great to see her, as I haven't since the beginning of Summer! :( It was also really, really cold that day and Georgie braved shorts! (plus tights) and looked damn cute too!

Thanks again for coming guys, you're all so sweet! It was great to be able to share my celebrations with you! Here's the info for On Board, I TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!!!


On Board Karaoke
Basement of 8 Kenway Road (the basement of the Lebanese restaurant opposite the Dry Cleaner)
Earls Court
London
SW5 0RR
Tel: 0207 244 6850


On Monday it was my sister's birthday, and she's now 16. 16!!!!! I can't believe it! I remember being 16...I was such an idiot lol, and probably such a pain to live with! (Although sometimes still am lol) It's kind of scary getting older. Even though i've only been 20 for a few weeks, it already feels like my life is changing in really big ways...i'm not sure how much I like it to be honest. My Dad confirmed that in 2.5 years he'll be retiring to Ireland with my Mom. He spoke to me about it before when I was 16, but hasn't spoken about it since. He plans to retire early because he just hates work so much, and to be honest, I really don't blame him. After all, he works in the LOVELY place I wrote a blog about and tbh, the sooner he leaves, the happier he will be! 2.5 years is going to FLY BY!

I've never moved house or anything before so the thought that someone could be living in my house (yeah this shithole that keeps flooding and stuff, don't know why anyone would want to lol)  is really quite strange and kind of...I don't know, not horrible, but uncomfortable. Where am I supposed to go????? My parents said they won't let me live in the house with my sister, but it's not like im going to find a stable enough job between now and then for me to be able to afford my own place to live, even if it was with my sister! I don't get why they can't just stay here :( Ugh, and then that thing about growing older hits me again and I can feel my tummy scrunch up and my head starts thinking stupid things that i'm not going to put in my blog because I hate thinking about it and writing about it and keeping it preserved is even worse :( sad times and im going to move on!!!

Anyway...on Monday, we went to a restaurant to celebrate her birthday, and also mine, as me and my family didn't get a chance to go out in the week of my own, so that was nice. We went to a buffet place with lots of different Asian food, as well as some British (like roast dinner lol!!) and I think some Italian stuff too. Theres a few of these things where I am, one particular chain called Jimmy Spices, where you pay say £15 for buffet and you go round with a plate and can get food from all different world cuisines, and then the dessert part is usually lots of small cute looking things and a chocolate fountain and stuff, and the place we went to, Cosmo, was the same, BUT BETTER. It was DAMN CLASSY, like so posh inside! And there was a huge statue thing made out of sweets and biscuits and cake in the foyer!!! So impressed, like bloody Ace of Cakes or something! The food was really good! Although I highly doubted how "fresh" the "fresh sushi" was and the "Japanese" chefs it was prepared by ...hmm. Again, totally recommend! They have them all around the UK, so here's the link:


That's mainly it for this week! I haven't really done anything but work and I also bought the last of my XMas presents for my family, as well as see my friend Jess and do her hair for her :D OO how could I forget! LOL. Today I wasn't working but I went in to do some modelling for the website! Just showing off some new clothes and stuff, but it was pretty fun! I've done stuff for a clothing company before but this is definitely bigger! I haven't done a lot of "normal" (lol) modelling for a while so my face is the same in each shot, but I *think* the photos came out okay! I modelled a few other things but so far this is the only thing that's up........I was up so early this morning and felt so ill so I didn't really do anything with my hair, and my make-up was done on the tube, so I want no comments of "YOU'RE NOT GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL" (duh, im modelling CYBER clothing....) lol!


Speak soon!


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

belated/Part 1

Hello! Here I am! 6 days later with a post for you all! Once again, apologies for not updating but after what happened last week, I really just wasn't in the mood for writing about anything! I'm going to talk about my birthday weekend and all the stuff in between that i've missed! So let's start!

For my birthday, I wasn't at work because my boyfriend said he had planned something for me so I asked my new job if I could have it off (as I was supposed to work it and I thought it would be okay, but apparently not)...I felt so bad! That was like my second ever shift and I was already playing around! But luckily it was okay! Everyone even said that birthdays should be a complusory day off haha. I spent the day by myself at home, which sucked a bit as that's what i've been doing for the past month or so since not being at the Hospital and when i'm on a day off from Cyberdog but I made good use of my time and re-tidied my bedroom and also my wardrobe! I say re-tidied because I end up having to tidy it every single week, mainly every single day, it's stupid! But then again, it's my own fault for making it so messy.

I'm so happy that I can see into my wardrobe now though lol! But I need to tidy my room tonight/tomorrow as I have to step over things to get to something....i'm sure you guys know the feeling right? So besides that, I also ordered pizza...not exactly exciting! But hey, Domino's pizza is awesome! My boyfriend came to my house just after my pizza did. He was so sweet! He got me the biggest bunch of flowers i've ever seen in my life! I haven't taken a photo yet because some of the flowers are still opening. They're still like, perfectly fresh! It's awesome! He likes to get people funny cards for occasions, so my birthday card was no exception...lol!




In the evening, he was planning on taking me to Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant in Kingston, and apparently you can't book if it's not for a group, just turn up, but they didn't have any insight to what the food was like on the website, and tbh, i'm not the biggest fan of Italian food, like it wouldn't be my first choice, so we went for Mexican food at an awesome Mexican restaurant near to me! It's so DELICIOUS omg I want some now! Here are the details in case anyone decides to go at some point!

El Desperado
http://www.eldesperado.com/
El Desperado Mexican Grill & Cantina
501 London Road
North Cheam
Surrey
SM3 8JR
Tel: 0208 337 4446
Email: info@eldesperado.com

We went back to my house afterwards to watch the Fuji TV special on Finland Gals! I was so nervous to see everyone and myself too! And then there I was! I really need to stop smiling and laughing so much on Television! It looks like I have the biggest mouth ever lol! I don't look like that in real life at all! Koi-chan hasn't released all the photos yet and I haven't seen egg January to know whether any photos are in there yet, so bear with me!

I'm still waiting on the DVD to be sent to me and then I can see a clearer version of the programme! The quality from streaming it was awful (but to be expected) and kept lagging so the audio kept going but the video got stuck somewhere 2 minutes behind it! Here are some screenshots of me~


Who IS that girl??

They did a comparison of me from the last Fuji TV I was in to now

This was my (weird laggy) face saying "Before I was really ugly, but now im really pretty!" and then I had a LOVELY huge laugh...wth is wrong with me lol! I look nothing like this screencap in real life..wth

Yuma was really sweet, writing on her blog that I am a beatiful Gal now and that she was so happy for the purikura! I'm so pleased!^^

The next day I had the Para Para performance to do...and it was awful. The woman that organised it is really bad, and kind of unprofessional too. She didn't give me any information about where to go, who to talk to and didn't leave me a phone number in case I needed to contact her, so I was running late and got to the venue and had to talk to every single person I came across, and eventually I found her, right at the back of the place. She was surprised that it was just me doing the performance but was still happy that I had turned up! I kind of had to, there was no way I could have contacted her to say I wasn't coming! She doesn't even respond to my emails, yet she asks me to respond to hers by the end of the day that I got it! wth.

But yeah, after my slot was a guy who was talking about the voice-overs they do for Dragon Ball Z and the whole 10; maybe even less than that, 7?; people who actually watched me were actually waiting for this guy instead. The woman who organised it did a "tea ceremony" (it wasn't one) before my slot and there were a few, like 10, people watching her and they all cleared off when it was my turn! I tell you, it was such a waste of time! So I did one techpara and one parapara routine and then came off stage, much to the dislike of the guys with the microphones, but I wasn't just going to stand there in my tiny shorts and try and interest people who didn't want to even see me perform!

Afterwards I went to see if I could meet the classy Mercedes McNab, aka Harmony from Buffy! HOWEVER she wasn't there. She was "sick" so I completely missed her! I did, however, bump into the manager for the celebrities there, Sean, and he was awesome! He was walking around with Miko Hughes, who was a successful child actor in Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Apollo 13, Pet Semetary and other films. He was so cute! (obviously didn't say to his face though lol, would have been creepy of me!) They invited me to a gathering at their hotel in the evening and I really really wanted to go, but didn't in the end. Yeah I know, things like that CAN be dodgy, but I wouldn't have let anyone try anything! ;D I ended up going to the Fighting Cocks with my friend Jess and her boyfriend Steve, got really drunk and threw up when I came home. Lovely! Here's what I looked like pre-drinking:

Monica's tips are really helping me! My hair stayed the entire night! :D

Overall I had a good time though! And work has been enjoyable too. I haven't started posting co-ords just yet as I haven't got enough clothes to rotate into a nice selection for you guys, so at the moment, i'm just really wearing a lot of stuff more than once. It's hard!! Anyway, i'll be back with part 2 soon!

OO I meant to say. I've had a lot of friend requests on Facebook recently from people I have a lot of mutual friends with, say like 30 or so mutual friends, but I don't accept people I don't really know, or those with the same friends as me, purely because my Facebook is personal and it's really for my friends and family! I'm not saying that i'm just trying to be bitchy and like "well I have ALLLLL these friend requests but i'm just going to reject them all!" and trying to make out that im popular lol, in my dreams! I want to thank you all for reading my blog, and if some of you have tried to add me on Facebook and I haven't accepted, i'm sorry! I am thinking about maybe setting up a more open Facebook, or maybe just accepting a few requests at a time so I can get to know people! Please don't let this put you off me or my fantastically weird blog!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

apologies

Hey everyone, sorry for not updating from the weekend just yet but i've had a couple of setbacks so i'll only be doing a post when I can. As some of you might know from following my blog in the summer, my house is in the process of being redecorated, and in the beginning of summer, we had builders come in to put insulation in the walls of some of the rooms in the house. My Mom and Dad found out this evening that the radiator in our living room leaked because the builders didn't put it back in correctly or something and so all of my Mom's photos and her family's photos circa 1940 onwards have nearly been destroyed.

It's so upsetting for my Mom and I don't understand why she hasn't broken down yet. If it were me i'd be crying and probably in a trance, not knowing what to do. Luckily, a lot of the negatives of the photos have survived, but there are a lot of older photos, maybe even older than 1940, that have been completely ruined. It's like loads of memories have just been erased...literally. I didn't realise how much of their life a person could keep until now....

My house is full of photos, newspaper cuttings, birth and wedding certificates (completely handwritten) letters, and everything else that you could think of. The other bad part about it is as these things dry, they all curl up, so trying to put them back into a photo album is going to be tough...

Again, i'll update when I can...

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Friday, 26 November 2010

happy buh-stay

Hello! Today it's my birthday! I'm officially an adult, 20 years old~ It feels so strange! I feel like I can act out and stuff and blame it on being a teenager haha! Im going out with my boyfriend tonight, but im not sure where! He was supposed to come over earlier on but he hasn't materialised just yet :pHe just turned up!

I completely forgot that im doing a Para Para demo at the Entertainment Media Show tomorrow! Lol...
I think I might actually talk about Para as we've never done that properly done that at any event we've done, and I might show some techpara too! I'll be doing it all alone too...for 30 mins lol! One of the plus sides to this event is that Mercedes McNab, aka Harmony from BUFFY THE BLOODY VAMPIRE SLAYER will be there! SO want to meet her haha! She got it on with Spike after all ;) AND she was classy in Playboy too! even more reason to admire her! Downside? I have to pay £15 to "meet" her officially and then ANOTHER £15 for an autograph! :z Maybe I can get performer/staff discount...


HE'S MINE BITCH


 
Ah well, i'll try my best, wish me luck! I'll post photos of later on...later on!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

cybecybe

Hello! And happy Sunday to everyone. Today I had my trial shift at Cyberdog and im really pleased to say that I got the job! Its only part-time but it's still awesome! I'm now officially a shop staff! Although it's not the same kind we all know and follow (the girls of 109) I really enjoy being someone who gets to dress up all funky and promote something! Saying that, I do need to buy some more brightly coloured tops, socks and shoes! Im so tiny compared to some of the other people working there and im really lusting after a pair of huge wedge boots that I can cover with cute fluffly legwarmers and huge socks! I want to be tall at least once!

Another option is to buy cheap little wedges from somewhere and then I can just cover them however I want! I might take a look in Primark tomorrow (cheeeeeeeap clothing -cheaper than H&M- home stuff and accessories store in the UK, Ireland and Spain - as far as im aware!) and see what I can find! I got a free tshirt from Cyberdog as I don't own any clothing from there as of yet, but I did buy a suuuuper cute short white playsuit with huge buttons on! :D I think im going to start posting my co-ords for you all to see!

I guess you guys who read my blog from outside the UK or even outside of London may not actually know what Cyberdog looks like! Unfortunately, we don't allow photographs or filming inside the store so it's really difficult to actually show you what it looks like!


The outside of the store, taken from Google.

 Here's a sneaky video someone took last year after the new store had opened:



Here's another sneaky video! But actually better view of the store LOL



As you've guessed, the store plays really loud (much louder in real life!) trance, techno and mixes of music. Sometimes there are dancers in the special dance boxes and on the pole in the 18+ section (yep!) and where the DJ decks are themselves, the area around is really big and clear so sometimes the staff just randomly dance there lol! The store caters generally to those who have an interest in Cyber culture, music or fashion, but the main flow of people and customers is actually tourists, who may or may not be into that. The staff are all quite unique, with either lots of tattoos or lots of piercings, and sometimes crazy hair colours and usually bright clothing (the Cyberdog clothing). And why is it called Cyberdog you ask?


This is Chi Chi, THE Cyberdog! He's so playful in real life!

And check out the store logo...

I got a lot of compliments on my hair and outfit and general look today (even if none of it was Cyberdog lol!) so im hoping that I continue to make good impressions with not only the customers, but the staff too! They all seem really sweet and nice, and on Tuesday i'll get to meet EVERYONE properly, like 25+ people! A girl that attended my group interview also got the job so it will be nice to see her again! A Slovenian girl works in the shop and she's been there for about a month now. She was so sweet! I'd only literally exchanged names with her and maybe a question or two but after our shifts she invited me to eat with her and her sister, and to go to a Christmas market and for drinks in the week! She lives actually really close to me, so it's awesome! I hope my next shift goes just as well!

Friday, 19 November 2010

the travelling flamingo

I want to thank everyone for entering the Giveaway so far and also for all the comments on my blog posts about Finland! I really enjoy meeting other people who have the same interests, especially if they're not from the same country as me! It gives me an excuse to travel! Since going to Finland i've got a real bug for travelling! Last night I was looking at flights to Los Angeles! I've wanted to go to America for quite a long time now, but Japan has been getting it's own way lol!

The Gal scene in USA looks so awesome! And from all the events that I keep seeing, i'm getting really damn jealous! Why not host my own event(s) here you ask? It's not as simple! While there are Gals here in UK, it's always been pretty difficult to create an event for that particular clientele. I'm looking to *hopefully* host an event sometime next year with Dec and possibly Amelie, as it's something me and Dec have been lusting over for AGES!


ANYWAY. So, Los Angeles! It's quite sporadic, and it may not even happen, but i'd like to think I can pull it off! I bet i'll end up going by myself...lol! Monica did ask me who was going with me and i'm really going to try and tempt her into coming with me! I'm not sure if Caryn and Dec will come, but of course, I will ask them too! The more the merrier right? I did ask my boyfriend last night and he said he was tempted...so either way, hopefully I won't be alone lol!

Today I had another job interview, for the same job I held at the hospital I wrote a lovely blog about, at a hospital much closer to where I live, well, it's in my town lol and I can get a bus from my house there as opposed to walking for ages to a bustop which isn't anywhere near my house! I don't know if i'll get it...we'll wait and see! To be honest, i'd rather just work at Cyberdog LOL but of course, I still have to see how that pans out! I have my trial shift there this coming Sunday from 11am-3pm so I HOPE I make a good impression, considering i've never done retail work before! I might go to the store tomorrow and pick up some clothing. If I get the job, i'll get a discount on an outfit but I want to look like im actually making the effort to promote myself and the store. I want some white dungarees with huge buttons on that I spied at my first interview!
Hair fun:

dry and straight!


me now! lol im wearing a fucking RIDE PONCHO from Universal Studios so that I don't get pink everywhere like I did last time :D

AH I need to wash this dye out!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

FINLAND: Part 3

Suuunday~! Unfortunately this was my last proper day in Helsinki! I really wish I could have stayed til the Monday! Technically I could have done since all the shit happened with my job, but at the time of booking I was still "allowed" there so :( FAIL! Anyways, after packing and checking out, I went back to Monica and Ingvild's hotel to do my hair and make-up. Lol I arrived at 11:30 and we didn't leave til 15:00! Monica did my hair again and gave me a whole lesson, and proclaimed us hair twins! <3

video
At Monica & Ingvild's hotel


Outfit and hair for the day

We met Keikk again and went back to Gloria after eating in MacDonalds (3rd time lol!) for the Shibuya Heat Wave gig. The doors were supposed to open at 4, but we ended up shivering and getting rained on until nearly 5pm! suuucks. I really thought I was going to miss the concert as my flight was at 21:15 and I had to leave by 18:30 the latest to go back to my hotel to pick up my suitcase and go to the airport! However, the doors finally opened and I did see the gig lol. Although it was an enjoyable experience, I have to say I wasn't as impressed as I thought I was going to be and I felt let down as the girls just mimed to their songs! A couple of times, the guy doing the mixing would turn their mics up and I think they were least expecting it and they kind of "sang" over the music, but apart from those moment, the rest was just miming :( They had remixed some songs together, so I think they only played like 2 or maybe 3 of their songs in full. I don't think they had a proper, full sound check or run through as a bit in one song came up and Aina was supposed to open her mouth and didn't so the track played her voice but she didn't actually move her lips...eek!

They played "Agepoyo" with the girls singing the whole song (as I doubt Crown Records would pay for all the 12+ (or however many it is) "Shibuya Gals" to fly to Finland just for one song. It was...kind of awful. Sorry, but Aina REALLY shouldn't give up her day job... They also played their new song "White Lover" which was an XMas son and I think the song they filmed their PV for in Finland. They asked if anyone had a birthday this month (ME!) and gave out postcards featuring the girls in different outfits and one or two of them on the beach on their recent New Caledonia trip, and also threw posters to girls who could catch! Ingvild wanted a poster so bad so she like nearly fought some girl and got it! ACE!!! :D


The postcard I got! Scanner gave it weird lines :z


At the end of it all, Yuma cried! When they cleared out the hall (REALLY promptly with some blonde woman like screaming at people to gtfo) all the foreign gals got whisked upstairs to meet the girls and take photos and do a big group interview for Fuji TV. The girls gave everyone hugs and Yuma came up to me and personally thanked me for the special puri I had given her and she looked like she was going to cry again! She's so sweeeeeet!!! I FORGOT how to talk at this point, and said "uh.....daijoubu desu/that's okay" when I SHOULD have said "douitashimashite/you're welcome" and Yuma just looked at me and said "...daijoubu desu?" and I said "uh..hai!" and I think she was like wtf lol but she still smiled and gave me a hug all the same lol! I said we were twins in our outfits and she was like YES! D.I.A.!!!! lol! Koi-chan took a photo of us hugging :p The TV crew asked us if there was anything we wanted to tell the girls and a few people inc. me said that we were so happy for them to come to Finland and that they are inspirations and role models etc and the girls were like "we're not role models!" but they are!! They know they are :D
They had to choose 3 girls to take a photo with for egg but apparently it was too difficult to decide so they picked like 6 people, me, Pin, Viivi, Rebecca and some other girls. I think they chose more girls as after I had my pic done, it was 18:30 (on the dot!) and I had to rush away and I saw more girls going in to take their picture. Yuma slammed the door so noone culd get in lol and people kept trying to open the door and she kept hitting it back! Koi-chan's camera kept going funny and Yuma said "what's up?!!!!!" LOL she's so funny. I was really worrying about how I was going to get a cab back to my hotel as there are no ranks and I had no number so I asked a guy in a convenience store if he knew where the nearest one was and he directed me, but I said "considering that this is my first ever time to Helsinki!" and he said "or I can just order you one :D" and he did! Omg so fucking kind! One of the nicest strangers i've ever met! Especially as I had huge mad hair and tiny shorts on! I gt my flight okay and on time and arrived at the hotel early as there was no traffic :D

The Fuji TV thing we were all given to fill out. Paul never took it so I still have it lol!
The answers were from Saturday, and I didn't know how to describe my look so I just said "rokku gal" lol!

I will definitely be going back to Helsinki! I had such an awesome weekend, it's unreal! My next trip will be to Norway in February 2011 to visit Monica! I was due to go to Paris next weekend but that's also the weekend of my birthday so I can't make it anymore :( sucks! I want to do a globe tour of gals!!!


L-R:
Keikk, Monica, Me, Ingvild

Taken from Keikk's blog! In all the SLR and good cameras I look like a draq queen LOL! This picture probably more so as you can see my affair with blusher and my awkward hand placement could lead to all kinds of random comments....oh well :D

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

FINLAND: Part 2

Saturday; Tsukicon day 1! I didn't sleep all night, bar maybe 40 minutes at 5am! :( Also, the adaptors I brought with me didn't fit any of the plugs in my room, or the hotel! So I had to go to an electrical store (which was opposite my hotel) and buy some new ones. But at last I had power! Luckily my phone pulled through the night!

I made use of my included breakfast and ended up having fruit and a really nice sponge cake (lol) with whole fruit inside. There was porridge and meats and bread but cake is obviously awesome! I had my make-up done but not my hair and there was a huge troupe of cheerleaders all eating in the restaurant and running in and out of the lifts - I think for some event as I saw more at Monica's hotel - and they were all staring like wth that girl can't be bothered to do her hair lol. I took a cab to Monica and Ingvild's hotel to do my hair. It was great to see Monica again! Even though it was only the second time we've met, I feel like we've known her for years! Ingvild is so nice too! She's awesome at hair! Puts me to shame :( It was such a pleasure to hang out with them. I was a bit worried as I cam alone and only really knew Monica properly as i've only spoken a little to or only read the blogs of the other girls that were going, but everyone was fantastic so I felt so much better! Monica did my hair for me! She's awesome!! I can't wait to practise!



Of course, I went to Finland to see Aina & Yuma, but also to see other gals. From the hotel, we took the tram into the centre of Helsinki to pick up our Tsukicon tickets. We met up with Katherine/Keikk who took us to the ticket office. She's gorgeous! I thought she was American at first as she has such an American accent but she was like "no im from Finland!" haha. Just before we met Keikk, we went into Gina Tricot - i've been spying on the website and Caryn and Monica always praise it - and bought a really cute leopard print jumper (in size L or something lol!) and a cute zebra print dress that was reduced to like EUR10! NICE.

After getting our tickets we checked the time and realised we were going to miss the start of the Q&A session, and we weren't really that near to the venue so we rushed to the tram and got to the main venue, Gloria. Keikk was saying that Gloria was rather small for holding such an event as Tsukicon, and it was! There was a huge line outside and even though the majority, if not all, had tickets, they were being really strict and only letting say, 4 people in at once :z The Q&A had already started and it was weird and kind of unreal to see Aina & Yuma sitting on the stage in front of us! Even though i've met them before, I was still quite nervous! I have to admit...Aina looked so bored to be there..and kind of dry! Her fashion and style has changed so much in the past year and now she just looks kind of boring. To be honest I was a bit disappointed. When we met in January she was so like, spunky and really energetic, and on the stage and stuff she just acted like she had better things to do :(

My friend Gen from Fuji TV says that Aina is going to leave egg quite soon. I mean, she appears less and less, there are not really any Pora Pora (polaroid photos at the back of egg) or funny photos of her anymore (minus egg Dec '10 - there's a pora pic of her) and she is apparently more focused and set on becoming a successful singer. She says she's always wanted to be a singer but does enjoy being a model. However, it has been her dream and she would prefer to sing as opposed to have her picture taken all the time, advertising all th time etc. As a popular magazine model, she has a shooting everyday. This could be for egg, promoting a brand, shooting for tv etc, and this generally applies with other popular personalities such as Tsubasa or Sakurina, and I can kind of understand that after a while she might not enjoy doing that anymore. A little known fact: Aina was spotted by the editor of egg in Shibuya and was asked if she wanted to be a model! I guess it can happen to anyone, so make sure you always look fab!

Another reason she will leave is because while she is popular and young, there are newer and younger "models"; quite literally; coming in all the time. For example, Nemoyayo and Kimori Jun are EXTREMELY popular right now. Aina is only 21! She's still young...but she's maturing, nd I guess if she is trying to land a more serious job in singing or even acting, that's why she's toning her image down more and more and not working so much for egg, which lets face it, isn't all that serious lol! ANYWAY sidetracked.

Aina & Yuma also did a handshake and autograph signing for 30 people who entered a competition online, and I was lucky enough to be one of the 30! I used this opportunity to give them presents of the purikura we took in January: as I had a spare set.

And also to give Yuma a special purikura that she asked me for too! I was also super excited to see my other guy from Fuji TV! He didn't get a chance to meet up with us in Tokyo in Oct so I was really surprised and mega happy to see him! At the signing, the girls recognised me virtually straight away and were in fits of AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA and SUUUUUUUUUGOIIIIIIIIII and needless to say, Yuma was pretty much ecstatic that she had her own special puri! We weren't allowed to take any photos or videos on our own cameras or phones so I have to wait until the pics are out! I bumped into Koi-chan (manager) just before the signing and he recognised me as soon as I said hello! He said "AH! Eilish-chan!!!" and went straight into conversation! I was so pleased!! He took photos of us while we waited for the signing to start~ We ate in Macdonalds afterwards and then went back for the fashion show!



My signed copies of the QUEEN and Campus Summit 2010 albums~

The fashion show was cool! Nice one girls~ I finally spoke to Paul from Fuji TV! His real name is Ikuo but he will forever be Paul to me and Dec! He did a "hisashiburi" interview with me. I invited him and 2 others with him to eat with us, and I thought it was just like a few of us but there was 21 gals! They filmed and recorded us eating and chatting and stuff so if they show that part on TV, I hope people appreciate that I asked them to come! Afterwards, me, Rebecca, Sofia and Amanda went back to Monica and Ingvild's room to get ready to go to the after party thing for Tsukicon. We went, and it was mega fail! Like 4 people dancing to Nintendo music! Lame. We just drank (EUR6.50 for one bacardi breezer wtf!!!) and chatted and had a good time! Me, Monica and Ingvild like, snuck in, so at least we didn't have to pay EUR8 to get in lol! I managed to sleep when I got back to my hotel so I was impressed! I didn' want to wake up in the morning though :( Photos!


















Anyway, Sunday is coming! And if you still haven't entered my giveaway, you can do here!