Thursday, September 25, 2008

Friday's Feast Number ONE!

Although it's not Friday yet, I've decided to jump on the bandwagon (wha? What wagon you ask?) and fill out these cute little surveys that some mastermind concocts HERE ==> I've decided to do this solely because I haven't taken any makeup or hair related pictures. I've been feeling a little apathetic towards my blog lately...well for the past few months. Anyway, I will start posting more FOTD's although they'll consist of much simpler content....I mean, who reads the how-to's I feverishly come up with anyway.

Drumroll very first entry of Friday's Feast!

When was the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed?

Last Saturday. I've been obsessed with my hair for the past three months. I went from ass-crack-grazing locks to below-the-shoulders straight bob to angled bob to my current shorter 'do. Still shorter in the back. Will post pic soon.

Name one thing you miss about being a child.
My mother's food. She is the best cook EVER!

Pick one: butter, margarine, olive oil.
I love love love margarine. Butter tastes better but it takes too long to return to room temperature after sitting in the fridge, and it's pricey. I cook a lot of food with a little bit of margarine.

Main Course
If you could learn another language, which one would you pick, and why?
I'd master Japanese first, obviously. It is such an old language with so many dialects. I love it.

Finish this sentence: In 5 years I expect to be…
Finishing up my degree and/or working at a magazine/some sort of publishing company!

On an finishing note...rocking short hair requires CONFIDENCE. Even if you don't love it at first, you need to walk with your head up real high...I mean, all your features are on hair to hide behind!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tag: I Love Your Blog

Thanks for the tag, Vi Anne and Chiara! I love your blogs...I check both regularly...sorry I don't update mine as much!

I Love Your Blog Rules:
1. Pass this award on to 7 people.
2. Answer the following questions using only one word. One word? Yeah right!

1. Where is your cell phone? sitting next to my right elbow. My elbow rocks at Tap Tap revenge. J/K.
2. Where is your significant other? I'm not sure, I saw him last at 8 p.m. last night before he went out or went to his friend's....he's probably doing something bike-related now....
3. Your hair color? Dark brown
4. Your mother? Japanese
5. Your father? Japanese but he looked Chinese.
6. Your favorite thing? Right now, Fendry by Vi Anne Lip Tints (hehe, Vi Anne, Imma start calling them that!!!) and my iPhone, of course! The new (ver 2.0) software is AMAZING!
7. Your dream last night? Nothing specific, I can't remember...but the other night I dreamt that I had two guy roomates, and one of them was convicted of premeditated murder. Also, I dreamt that an old coworker of mine also commited murder....but more as self-defense. She pushed a man off a tall building!
8. Your dream/goal? Go back to school, study journalism and buy my mother a house somewhere warm.
9. The room you're in. 7th floor of the building I work at. Nothing exciting, just a LOT of DELL monitors flashing red, yellow, orange and green.
10. Your hobby? Doing drag-queen looks on myself while my boyfriend is out. Haha.
11. Your fear? Losing someone again.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Working at a more creative job, preferably editing or writing.
13. Where were you last night? At home, depressed about my hair. (or the lack of)
14. What you're not? Healthy. I work night shifts and I don't really exercise...
15. One of your wish-list items? A new bed, bedding, couch and storage units. Okay that was more than one.
16. Where you grew up? Zushi, Yokohama, Tokyo...Zushi is a beach town. Yokohama is a port-city....and Tokyo...well, duh.
17. The last thing you did? Made sure a circuit wasn't down, and went back to playing on my laptop.
18. What are you wearing? A grey zebra-print burnout Tee, grey cami, and grey cardigan, all from Forever21. And faded black Uniqlo skinny jeans. Black flip flops.
19. Your TV? A plasma. I don't know the specs off-hand.
20. Your pet? Unfortunately my boyfriend will not let me harbor puppies or kitties in our huge house. MEANIE!
21. Your computer? Work laptop=Toshiba DynaBook Satellite. Home=Pimpin' MacBook.
22. Your mood? Jollyfull
23. Missing someone? Yep. Yes, YOU, Rei!
24. Your car? I don't drive.
25. Something you're not wearing? Socks. My nose ring.
26. Favorite store? and and American Apparel.
27. Your summer? Was too short and rainy.
28. Love someone? YES! I love many people!
29. Your favorite color? Periwinkle blue, pink, purple and grey.
30. When is the last time you laughed? A couple minutes ago while reading an e-mail from my sister.
31. Last time you cried? Last week.
32. Are you a bitch? Only when I really need to be. And lately, it seems as though I need to be a bitch at work to get people to do shit.
33. Favorite Position? The back-scratcher. Hehe.
34. Favorite Past Time? Reading
35. Are you a hater or a Lover? People have yelled 'HATER!' in my direction a couple times...
37. Are you genuine or fake? Very genuine indeed.
38. Any Vices? Checking e-mail on my iPhone 24/7 and late-night internet surfing.
39. Pro Life or Wire Hanger? Not sure
40. McCAIN or OBAMA? McCain is a hot headed-asshole but I'd choose him over Obama.
41. Pro Plastic or Natural? If rock-hard titties make you happy, go for it!!!
42. Dream Job? Publicist. Creative director at a cosmetics company.
43. Were the last 11 questions PINK added on fun? Yeah but I'm done with this survey already!
I'm not tagging anyone because I think everyone's been tagged. But here are 7 blogs I LOOOOVVVEEE and always check:
1. Chiara
2. J.Rose
3. Vi Anne
4. Musings of a Muse
5. Yummy411
6. Neeyuh
7. Gee
Of course, there are more that I check daily, but the rules said I could only pick seven.
Stupid rules!
So here are some more I love:
8. Sarah
9. Makeup Masala
10. twentyfourcarat
11. Alienman

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mt. Fuji Climb...finally!

I have been horrible at updating my blog for the last month and a bit...Gaining responsibilities at my job has been more than I expected. Sometimes I just want to say F*@K it all and quit, go back to teaching or something...but I swallow it all and keep trudging! Hopefully it'll get easier in a couple months.

Anyway, here are pictures from the Mt. Fuji climb. We went on August 31, which was actually the last day we were allowed to climb the mountain. This was the hardest thing I've done physically in years!!! Mt. Fuji is no joke...on certain parts of the climb we were on our hands and knees. The air was thin, and cold. Thank God I dressed for the part. I'm posting the pictures in the exact order they were you guys can see the difference in scenery and how dead I look towards the end, LOL. The ascent alone took 6 or 7 hours!

At the parking lot:
Still waking up....Me sans ANY makeup.
We spotted my BF's buddies on the way up...
ABOOOOVE the clouds!!!
My favorite picture:
These signs were all over the mountain..."Beware of falling rocks"
Japanese humor is something else - a sign from the men's room...'Shoot...! Wow!!' WTH???
Other than some shrubs and mountain flowers, this butterfly was the only sign of life at 3700 meters:
The descent...
Okay, so we didn't make it to the very top. We only had a few hundred meters to go, but lemme tell you, when you're up that high, walking for five minutes without having to stop is impossible! I started getting mountain sickness so we voted to climb down. The descent took four hours. We took the WRONG route and ended up on a different side of the mountain!!! When we were near end, it got really dark. Of course there are no lights whatsoever, and we didn't have flashlights with us. Luckily we met up with a group of avid hikers who had head flashlights. They guided us down the rest of the way, which was through a frickin' FOREST. I couldn't see SH*T! I had to hold on to my man for dear life so I wouldn't fall over the edge or trip over a tree stump. If you've ever walked through a damp forest at night, you'd all agree it's one of the scariest things ever!

Soooo we finally get to a parking lot where we had to call a cab to get down the mountain, and get back up the mountain to the parking lot where our van was parked. The cab ride cost $170!!!!!!! All in all, it was a disastrous experience....but who knows, I might go again next summer and try to make it to the very top!