Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy Place

I finally got to go out to a few places this week! Fun fun fun. If I could go outside everyday, I totally would, but you know how it is these days. Even standing right in front of your house puts you in danger.

I went to the supermarket last Wednesday to buy the junk food my little brother's been craving for the night before: "You don't have Nova! You don't have wafers! You don't have Oreo!"


 ...so we bought him toiletries. Jay-kay. In other news, I found the trippiest aisle ever.


 Also, my aunt bought some buffalo wing-flavoured Pringles that I knew I just had to try 'cause, come on, buffalo wings! They were okay. They didn't remind me of buffalo wings, but they tasted more like spicy sour cream, so it's all good:




Last night, my aunt wanted to find some clothes for the summer, so we went to heaven Shangri-La Mall and met up with my cousin there. That place is my paradise! Ahhh. We spent most of our time at Rustan's. I'm so glad they adjusted their store hours!


Their displays for this season are super cute! The bright colors of their merchandise really stand out against the plain white walls, like splashes of paint on a canvas. I think it's been a while since they've renovated this Rustan's branch but I'm still really amazed at how well they've opened up the space!

Fab.
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After a bit of walking and looking around with my cousin, we went upstairs to meet up with my aunt who was looking for a rashguard at Roxy. Pink everywhere!



I wandered off to a seat I found nearby and took some random and crappy photos. Out of all of those shots, I only got a single decent one:

I've never owned a pair of Toms. Lolerz 2 hipsta 4 u
After our little trip, we got hungry -- I was craving for frozen yogurt, and my cousin was craving for pancakes. That was when I realized that Shang doesn't have a pancake place... maybe Secret Recipe, but their food is not good. :( We decided to pick my mom up and go to Pancake House at Metrowalk!

When we got there, I remembered the red velvet pancakes on that Pancake House billboard near Petron, where my mom stops for gas. I decided to try it out! I'm not really a 'slave' for red velvet but I don't know... I just felt like trying something new. In fairness, the pancakes in the photo and in real life look the same.

 


It was good, but it was also nakakaumay. I only got to finish three 'cause the taste was starting to get... not really bland, but it was getting kinda dull and too sweet at the same time? If that makes any sense. I'm not someone who likes sweet stuff -- I don't even eat candy unless they're mints or mint-flavored gum. These pancakes were worth a try though! Usually, I'd only have a golden brown waffle and nothing else.

In other news, here's the manicure I did based on the Hot Mess album cover. It's kinda wrecked now (especially my left hand) and I'll have to change it, but you get the point. lazy nigga



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Monday, April 15, 2013

Pixie Cut

I've had a pixie cut for a while now and a lot of people (myself included) think it suits me better, compared to having longer hair. I got my first in 2009, after I had to fix a haircut that went wrong (ahemBENCH FIXahem). I let it grow out until I got tired of it, and I got one again last year. Lazy.

My hair before. :-(
Here are a bunch of reasons why I love having short hair! Weee.

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It's super easy to maintain. Okay, maybe not super easy, but relatively easy compared to longer hair. Pixie cuts still require some work but when you're feeling lazy, you can just let it dry after you take a shower without having to spend the whole time combing it.

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The wind doesn't bother you. As someone who commutes, having your hair blown all over the place can be the most distracting thing ever -- both for you and the people around you. With a pixie cut, you don't really have to give two craps about how it looks, even if the wind attacks you mercilessly.

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Faux-hawks! 'Nuff said. That, up there, is not a faux-hawk though... or is it

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No tangles! I remember having long hair and waking up, then having to spend five minutes detangling it. No thank you.

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Pixie cuts bring your face out. If you can pull a pixie cut off, you most likely have a great bone structure (my mom's hairstylist tells me that I can go bald and still look pretty good, haha!) You don't have to hide behind your hair or anything like that. As for me, I don't know... I can 'see' better. Not because I used to have bangs that cover my eyes, but long hair used to distract me so much that I couldn't concentrate on the things around me.

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Sometimes people can't tell if you're a boy or a girl. I don't know if this is a huge pro, but it's always fun messing with people's heads. :-)

There you go! If you wanna give a pixie cut a try, I say go for it! Beware of the long, long process of growing it out though, if you change your mind.

Speaking of short hair, I cannot get over how pretty Dakota Blue Richards is!!!

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Random Access Memories

This was a pretty uneventful week, but I'm glad I finally got the motivation to change my layout! Does it look better than the old one, or...?

Anyway, I spent last weekend practicing my pancake-flipping skills. They've improved a lot! I actually had to read and watch tutorials on how to flip them. They don't look like scrambled eggs anymore!


I've been cleaning my drawers little by little (the hot weather and the rashes I get = huge distraction) and I found some of my cassette tapes!

Eminem!


...and Daft Punk!

Speaking of Daft Punk, I'm super stoked for their new album, Random Access Memories! They have such feel-good music. I've been waiting for a new album for ages. I hope they go on a world tour! *nudge nudge*

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Monday, April 8, 2013

What Not to Do at a Concert

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Concerts.

The lights...

The loud music...

Seeing your favorite artist/band perform...

Almost the whole crowd singing and dancing along to every song...

It's all a lot of fun!

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What isn't fun is having your moment ruined by rude concertgoers. They may also have been having a moment of their own, but that doesn't mean that they have to disturb other people in the crowd. So, based from experience, here's a list of things you should avoid doing at a concert.

1. If you're tall/taller than most people, please don't stand in front of people smaller than you. I know you want to get as close to the stage as you can, but be sensitive of other people in the crowd. They didn't pay a lot of cash just to have a view of some guy's back.

2. Don't wear heels. This is obvious for most people, but I really don't understand why (and how) some girls manage to go to concerts in heels. Like, high heels. You guys are just making your lives harder.

3. Don't block the way with your cameras/gadgets. So you're having a great time, jumping around and whatnot, then the person in front of you takes out... his iPad. Heaven help us. What makes things worse is how some of them have cases with covers that flip open. 

4. Don't ever shove people. To get a guitar pick that fell onto the floor, to get to the front of the crowd, whatever. You shouldn't shove people. I remember this one chick at a concert I went to (forgot which) who kept shoving everybody every five minutes or something. The venue isn't just yours, stupid.

5. Lastly, speaking of saying, 'stupid,' don't insult or curse anyone just because they caught something the performer threw towards the crowd. Yeah, it's your favorite band or singer and someone else getting that water bottle makes you really angry, but do you really need to shower him or her with hate? At least try your best to keep your mouth shut.

Story time! During LIV5 in TriNoma last year, I was eating in my seat during the break between sets (I was sitting in the back row of the Gold section). Then Andrew Cook (drummer of A Rocket to the Moon) threw his drumstick really far away that it hit my shoulder so hard, that it went numb for a while. Anyway, one of my friends scrambled to pick it up and someone from behind the barrier between the Gold and Silver section was yelling insults at her! Ruuude.

The end. I hope you guys can relate... and remember that you can always have a great time without having to hurt others (wow I sound like a grade school teacher). Class dismissed!

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Superelectric


Are you a fan of Electronic Dance Music? Are you looking for some tunes for your one-man dance party? Or do you just want something new to listen to? If you said 'yes' to any of those questions, here's something for you guys:


SUPERELECTRIC. A brand new EDM blog created by my friend, Ainee! Here, she'll be featuring music and mixes from different artists, including some of her own work every now and then. She knows a lot about music (or at least, a whole lot more than I do), so be sure to check her blog out...

Top 5: Favorite Nail Artists

Everybody knows that I'm a huge nail polish + nail art addict. Half (or maybe more) of the accounts I follow on social networking sites are nail artists, so I thought I'd share my top five with you guys!

These aren't in any order, by the way. None of these photos are mine, and I give full credit to them.

Links to their accounts are at the bottom of the post!

Let's get started! My first pick is Supa Nails, which is owned by Susanne Paschke. I found her Tumblelog a year or two ago and fell in love with the geometric patterns and bright colours she used for her nail sets (which she sells on Etsy). They're done so neatly, too!






Next up is Sophie Harris-Greenslade; better known as The Illustrated Nail. I LOVE the nail art she does! The details are so intricate, I can't even imagine how long it takes her to finish one manicure. Everything is hand-painted, as far as I know! She's done nail art for Kipling, Dior, and several magazines.









The third is Arle Suarez/Arle's Nails! I found her account while browsing through Instagram a couple of months ago. She does very clean swatches and her jelly sandwich and saran wrap manicures are super cute!









My next pick is WAH Nails, which is a nail art boutique based in London. They have a large variety of nail art designs to choose from, and it's fun to see how they mix and match their patterns!






Last but not the least (ha ha, cliches), is a nail salon in California owned by Donne and Ginny Geer, called Hey, Nice Nails! Out of these five artists, I think this is the one I've been following for the longest time. They have tons of cute designs and I love the little charms they use for their manicures!









Tadaa, there you have it! If you know of any other good nail artists, comment below!

The Illustrated Nail: Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram/Facebook
Arle's Nails: Twitter/Blogspot/Instagram
Hey, Nice Nails!: Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram/Facebook