I had a full day to spend in Narita, and after catching up on some sleep for half of the day – I went to Aeon Mall with a friend of mine.
Tokyo, and like most places for me is all about eating three meals in an afternoon to make up for all the energy I’ve so faithfully exerted on window shopping (sometimes actual shopping).
First up, sashimi don!
This might be a nicer picture to look at.
Toasted Almond Caramel Latte
To counter the oncoming of the mighty Japanese food coma, we headed down to Starbucks (I know, don’t judge me) for a coffee, what I always forget about flavored coffee is that they are such warm and cosy drinks that they always make me want to sleep.
We walked around to look at the supermarket and even more food – so just get prepared for the food porn section of this post. Continue reading →
This is my cat Mo-gun, she’s the thin one. My other cat Alexis has gained quite a lot of weight over the years (she was sleeping when I wanted to take a picture of my cat(s) with the toy) and since I’m too broke to buy a toy for her, I decided to make one so that I can get her moving.
Cat toys are so easy to make! A good reason to make them with what you already have is that cats, just like kids, get bored of their toys quite fast. 50HKD might not be a lot, but it’s going to add up when you keep having to buy new ones just to entertain these drama queens.
You will need:
A pair of scissors
One rod – I used a take-away bamboo chopstick (free!)
The other day I was clicking around Pinterest and I came across a tutorial for sewing your own notebook. As cute as these look, it was definitely one of those projects where your expectations are higher than the outcome. Holding these little guys in my hand, I realized they’re much too thin and flimsy to be any good for me.
So in Rachel fashion I took it up a notch and looked up tutorials for thicker notebooks. Yes, I have the time for that on any random day at home. I even found super old workbooks from junior school and used the blank pages for my new upcycled notebook!
Looks like a legit notebook, no?
I even sewed my name on it! It did, however, take me until I was tracing the pages with my finger (yes I was rehearsing using my very own handmade notebook) to realize I had sewn my name on the backof the notebook. You can also see that freehand sewing is not one of my strengths.
Hey it’s me again, Stranger. Remember me? That person who has a blog but never really bothers to write in it? Well, when she does she keeps it up for a few weeks then she’s gone for several months before you see her update her blog again.
This is getting weird.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – I think I’ll keep saying this – I just never know what to blog about. The other day my friends from Third Culture Playgroundtold me they miss my vlogs and I should keep doing it *awwwww* - but here’s my reply, “FML my MacBook is so slow I’d rather direct and produce than edit anything.”
Reading the news and seeing all these articles about the Hong Kong Book Fair have been so upsetting. Maybe I’m delusional but I’ve always thought that the book fair should be somewhat of a cultural event – books: fiction, non-fiction, how-to’s, cook books, I just didn’t expect it to become a soft porn festival.
It’s sad enough that mainstream entertainment is in so many ways defined by how little girls can strip down to, but now the book fair?!
Let me be clear – it’s not my business if girls want to be porn stars, I just think it’s eye-roll-worthy in its extreme when they call themselves models. What are you modeling, exactly? Oh, oh, THAT bikini you’re barely keeping on. Sorry, I went blind for a second. What’s all that toothpaste dripping out of your mouth? Oh, just a part of modeling, is it? Okay, it just looks a lot like porn and I’m confused, that’s all. If you’re doing what a porn star does, just admit it and it won’t be so upsetting for people who care for where this city (or others, as I’m sure this is not just a HK thing) is headed. What kind of role model are we being for the generations to come? What are we supposed to tell our children? Models are basically porn stars, but not all, there are professional ones.. no wait, these are professional too, just, in a very different way. How can you tell the difference? You might have to judge their appearance…………………What?
Hi guys! I’ve gone quiet for a while because I’ve been so busy making jewelries and… *drum roll* posting them online for sale!
This is so so truly exciting for me! Tell you what, I got so excited one day that I got mild chest pains… Hahahahahaaa. I made a Facebook Page and Instagram account for “Bits and Pieces”, but haven’t really posted anything on it, since I wanted to set up my Etsy store first. A few days ago I posted two items on my Etsy store (URLs to come at the end of the post :p) but had to run out for dinner with mom, so I just left it at that, expecting to have to stress out about no one even wanting my stuff after a whole month.
I was vegging out in front of Sims 3 that night when I suddenly got an email and Etsy app notification, telling me I’ve just made my first sale! It completely caught me off guard. Honestly, it was one of the most exciting moments I’ve had. Getting sale notifications for things you’ve made is such a good feeling!
I’m planning to go shop for more materials so I can make more unique jewelries for “Bits and Pieces”, hope you guys will like it! All the hand-drawn jewelries I make are one of a kind since… I hand-draw them! Looking forward to making more unique jewelries as I explore into print techniques though
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I’ve always loved crafts – my mom is super ‘crafty’ (hur hur hur… see what I did there), and I grew up watching her make little bracelets to taking over all the decorations for my cousins’ weddings. She also made me an Emperor Dowager outfit for a party and it blew everyone’s mind
Lately I’ve gotten into making shrink plastic crafts: been making little pendants and I tried making a money clip the other day. It didn’t all turn out as I had hoped but shrink plastic still fascinates me! Continue reading →
Sorry for the lack of updates. Haven’t been doing enough things to have crazy inspirations to write… and… I’ve been lazy :p
Lately I’ve been training for an action movie called “Lady Bloodsport”, which is about female fighters from all around the world coming together at an underground tournament to fight each other in their own martial arts style… I’ve managed to hurt three out of four limbs and I personally think it’s some kind of record (For more on “Lady Bloodsport”, check out the B&E Productions Facebook Page)
Yep, three. I said three. One of my knee has been hurting too. Well… technically both, because they’re both old injuries but thanks to the invention of ice packs, I’m much better. Today I’ll be training with wraps/supports on my wrist, elbow, and knee. If you didn’t know better you’d think I’m about to pull some BMX trick or something.
… On that note … Just realized I’m going to be late for training if I don’t run from my laptop now, sooooo… SEE YA LATER ALLIGATOR!!!