December 31, 2010


So I'm sad this won't be a well-thought out post, but I just wanted to at least post something on the last day of 2010. I'll just show you some preview pics for whats to come in my upcoming posts!

But just to sum up my thoughts of 2010:

Disappointments turned into epiphanies turned into a more optimistic, cheerful, stronger, independent me.

How would you sum up your 2010?

December 26, 2010


M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S,

Got lots to update with once the holidays are over! Plus since I won't be going to school till April, I'll have plenty of time to catch up on blogging :)

How was everyone's Christmas Eve/Day? Mine was well spent with my family! I hope everyone got what they wanted! I wasn't expecting anything because my family is already helping me with my fundings for Japan but they were still sweet enough to give me money and my brother and my sisterinlaw got me a Beatles calendar and the John Lennon issue from Life Magazine! I also got a shopping spree from Jac :)  What did you all get for Christmas???

You're a mean one... Mr. Rilakkuma! My Rilakkuma kigurumi was from my wifey! :) I'm sure most of you know Monica and how she is back in Hawaii this month! I'll have LOTS of updates on our adventures! Also, if you haven't come follow us on our joined blog! For now, I'll leave you with a quick pic of the two of us ♡

P.S. I'll be catching up on everyones blogs and comments too! :) Also also, thank you to my new followers <3 Hiiii!

December 16, 2010

Stress Pimples?...and freedom from Finals Week!

OMG I'M OFFICIALLY FREE FROM THE STRESS OF FINALS! If I may, let me start of by saying I TOTALLY ACED MY FIRST FINAL (JPN318). It was a 30 minute one-on-one Japanese conversation with my sensei. That was probably the longest one-on-one that I had with any of my senseis that was to be graded! After it was over, she told me how I did and finally told me that I received an 'A' for my oral!
My last exam was for JPN302 which actually wasn't AS easy. I wasn't the only one who felt that way though so I don't feel as embarrassed.

BUT IT'S ALL WORTH THE PAIN BECAUSE MY WIFEY IS COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS IN 5 DAYS! Rilakkuma is getting reunited with her Korilakkuma! I'm sooooo excited!


Not only did I get my monthly gift a week early, monthly gift hormones + stress from finals week and other things = PIMPLES PIMPLES PIMPLES! What to do for a quick fix?

Some of you out there may know about this, but for those who don't, this is my go-to to minimize pimple size and redness.

Here is some info on tea tree oil: here!

How I use it:
Whenever I get a really stubborn pimple that I just can't get rid of, or when pimples start popping up like crazy and I feel like I'm being invaded, I simply take a Q-tip, dip it in the oil and then dab some over the pimples. (Never re-dip! One dip is good enough to use once)

I usually put it on after I wash my face. Do make sure that your hair is tied back! And be prepared for a strong medicinal smell. Because of the smell I usually just do it during bedtime. To me, anything during night time is effective because that's the time your skin repairs itself. I sometimes use it in the morning (if I'm desperate). 

First time users, dab a little on your arm to see if you have any skin reaction to it.

In the morning my pimples are practically gone and the redness disappears! 

Where to buy:
I bought my ORIGINS brand Tea Tree Oil at Target for about $8. You don't necessarily have to buy the same brand, this is just the brand I use. 

Before using tea tree oil, I tried:

And honestly for me, IT DOES NOT WORK. Instead, what I find in the morning after using it is MORE pimples! And the original pimple gets bigger in size :(. If it works for you, then that's good for you :)! 

Other things to consider:

✧ Always keep your makeup brushes clean! I usually deep-clean my makeup brushes every week with Sephora's anti-bacterial brush cleaner. It's about $6.

✦ Keep your finger nails clean!

✧ Try to lay off heavy foods like fast foods during stressful times.

✦ Water, water, water!

✧ Try to destress yourself!  Take a breather and smile :)

✦ Use a different towel aside from the towel you use for your body to dry your face.

✧ Get your sleep! That may be hard to do during stressful times but always think about the hours of sleep you'll be getting.

Anything else you'd like to add to that list, comment away! I'd love to hear how you deal with stress and pimples. How was everyone's Finals Week? For those who are done, JOB WELL DONE, now go enjoy your winter break! For those still taking finals, HANG IN THERE! 

December 13, 2010

i'm so excited! & i just can't hide it!

YAAAY! My official acceptance letter to Doshisha University just came in this past week! SUPER EXCITED CAN YOU TELL? (don't these things remind you of photos from "The Daily Prophet" newspaper from Harry Potter?)

---------12/14 edit----------

omg so i guess everytime i update my, it changes the i originally made for certain posts! BOO! But FYI...i took the above off because it wasn't the correct one for this post. Instead, i just moved it to the sidebar :3 every update will show on there!

If you'd like to see my past or if you wanna add me, here's my link

December 08, 2010

(oops i had to take it off because i accidentally erased the vid for this post!)

Omg sorry guys! I've been so busy because it's the end of semester! I just wanted to make a quick post saying HELLO! :) I'm actually about to head to school right now but I'll leave you with a quick clip of me and my un-cooperative hair :( Have a good day everyone!