Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Alas, I have returned  though unlike Ron I have nothing to show for it. I guess only in mind of J.K Rowling is it acceptable to use slaying horcruxes or rescuing your best friend from drowning as redeeming excuses for running away from important responsibilities. I can't say much has happened over the past couple of months, aside from getting into college. Here's to the end of my adolescents! For the past seventeen years, I've neglected to pay attention to my mother's ramblings about laundry instructions. I think I'm just going to throw everything into the washer, close my eyes, cross my fingers, and hope for the best... In retrospect, that may be a huge mistake, but hey I'm moving to New York City! Dingy faded bleach stained *p@st3l grung3* clothing is in.

Vest; thrifted, Blouse; american apparel, Skirt; korean boutique, Shoes; thrifted, Socks; topshop 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Here Comes the Sun

I myself have a severe self-proclaimed case of commitment-phobia. According to the very official and scholarly article I'm in the middle of crafting... commitment-phobia is the persistent and constant fear of commitments and obligations. This particular disorder primarily affects adolescence in their early to mid teens and males in their late twenties to early thirties. People who suffer from commitment-phobia may experience periods of lethargy. They may avoid such activities as turning things in on time, leaving the house, returning calls/text messages, and sticking to promises. To an untrained eye, one may confuse commitment-phobia with pure laziness. Though rest assured, these individuals are not lazy... They just require a bit more motivation and time than others. No one knows what causes commitment-phobia, but it is certain that at this time there is no immediate cure.
However, I have discovered things that will make commitment-phobia exponentially worse. I've become one of those people. The people I used to both envy and despise-- people with a Netflix subscriptions. Just the other day I completed two seasons of Doctor Who. This apparently is doing nothing for my stress levels, as nine times out of ten you can find me screaming obscenities at characters through my computer screen. My reasoning; If I scream loud enough perhaps my words will travel through time and space and reach Steven Moffat. I'm convinced that it happens.
Here comes the sun by doctonton

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Song is a Weapon

The month of September marks two things, 1. The begrudging return to school and 2. My favorite and most under appreciated holiday of all time; International Chocolate Day (September 13th). It's hardly fair though that the two items on the list are not of equal weight. Though my love for chocolate is seemingly infinite and unsurmountable, my dread for school far outweighs a few pieces of free candy. I spent all of last weekend curled up in a fetal position watching Amélie. If only my life could be viewed through a warm toned filter. In the midst of my pity party, I also rediscovered my unyielding favoritism for Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. Understandably this book is the best thing in the world, and it provided me with much consolation Sunday night. Side note, Haku used to be the object of all my anime affection until I found out he was twelve. oKAY
Book courtesy of my friend Justin
After spending three months virtually not caring about my appearance or clothing choices, getting back into the swing of looking presentable was harder than I had thought. Wearing pants again was even more of a struggle. I went through a brief angsty teen period over the summer. I was thinking of dying my hair blue, and studded literally every piece of denim I own. Just in case anyone else is going through a back to school "fashion rut", I laid out a few outfits of my own.
Just a few of my favorite things... Check out my backpack in all of its decked out Asian glory. I ordered it from Rakuten a few days ago, and it arrived at my house fairly quickly for having come all the way from Japan. Also I received these wonderful bows from Kim and Al's Bowtique (oh puns). Besides being unbelievable classy, I find that it stays in my hair all day. You should check them out! If you use the code Chihiro, you'll get 15% off your order.
A Song Is A Weapon by Stars

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Love Love Love

Top: American Apparel Bottom: American Apparel Shoes: T.U.K
The Internet, if used wisely and carefully, is considered to be one of the most powerful and innovative resources known to mankind (unless you're one of the few people who still use Internet Explorer and AIM, I'm looking at you Mom). Essentially, without the Internet I would be nothing. I owe all my html genius to Neopets, my photo-editing talent to Myspace, my eloquent vocabulary to UrbanDictionary, and most importantly my makeup knowledge to the guru's on Youtube. A few years ago, I had no idea what a primer was and I was under the impression that Steve Jobs invented not only computer software, but also excellent studio fix foundation as well. One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, "What kind of makeup do you wear?" So here I am no longer a makeup n00b, presenting my current ~beauty~ routine. I know this is long overdue, but better now than never right? If Natalie Tran can take the initiative to upload a new youtube video, I believe that I can find the will to write about my half-hearted makeup regime.
  1. Etude House Sun BB Creme - After trying various Asian BB creme's, I've come to the smattering conclusion that this one is my favorite. As it was originally targeted towards a more outdoor "summer" crew, the BB creme is both water proof and has SPF 50. I like that it doesn't smudge or cake throughout the day and that I don't need to apply sunscreen underneath it. The coverage is medium, and very buildable. I would not recommend this foundation to you if you have a medium to dark skin tone. For reference I'm a M.A.C NC20 and it blends fairly well for me.
  2. Lush Tee Tree Water
  3. - I spray this on in the morning and after I shower. It smells very minty and leaves my face feeling very fresh and clean. I have combination skin, so I'm glad that this toner doesn't dry my face out or leave any oily residue. I also think that it's helped my skin stay pretty clear. Tee Tree Oil is naturally supposed to keep your face oil free thus preventing future acne. I like that Lush uses all natural products, so they won't do any harm to your skin!
  4. Toly Moly Lip Tint (Cherry Pink)
  5. - One of my favorite lip products I've ever purchased, and since purchasing it has become one of my makeup staples. I like a matte lip, so stains are perfect for me. I usually just dab a little in the inner portion of my lip and blend out creating a nice "I just had a cherry popsicle" look. The lasting power is wonderful. I won't have to reapply a coat for at least 2-3 hours.
  6. Etude House Cookie Blusher (Sugar Macaroon)
  7. - I love Asian beauty product packaging. The color I purchased has minimal shimmer and is a nice rosy pink.
  8. Fresh Lip Balm
  9. - I received these as a gift from Sephora. If you're a beauty insider, they send you a travel sized sample during your birthday month. I like that it keeps my lips nice and hydrated! The lip balms have SPF 15 which is nice for the summer. I personally wouldn't purchase them because for 20$, I feel like you could just use vaseline for the same effect.
Love Love Love by AvalancheCity