Archive for March, 2012

cooking & baking

Since I’m bored and have nothing to do, I’ve been cooking and baking lots!

Few weeks back, I made a Brownie for my mum and lil bro (=3=)
The recipe was from a cookbook we found in our apartment in Brisbane! Haha.
Kelly used to make them all the time and it was always delicious, so for the first time (I think?)
I made it on my own haha!

Bro ate up so many <3
Tastes best with icecream hurhur~

I also bought this sandwich press!

It trimmed off the bread’s edges perfectly!
Good for people who hate the sides of bread~
I know I used to hate them, but I’ve learnt how to eat them coz it’s such a waste to throw the sides away!
Haha!

Made french toast coz I had a sudden craving for smth for maple syrup! (But NOT pancakes coz I’ve been eating WAYYY too many of those haha)


The first time I ate this was when in Primary school!
1 slice would sell for 40cents each and they ONLY sold it after school recess hours.
This was because it was deemed unhealthy and my school was on a very strict regime to make sure it had the least amount of overweight students (.__.) So anything oily the hawkers would sell, would have to be sold after the usual recess hours. Even things like fried nuggets, french fires etc were not allowed to be sold!
Throngs of students would rush madly to the noodle store (weird right, but they usually sell the unhealthy stuff!) after school, and it would be a mad dash to get a snack before the bus ride home.
We had to be fast cause the drivers left at a certain time!
If you were in the morning stream, these were sold in the weeeee hours of the morning! So students get their oily snack before school~

One of the days I also made chocolate chip cookies, but failed to take any pictures of it ._.||

Most recently, I made bear-shaped pandan madeleines from raspherri cupcakes!


They all developed humps but it’s hard to see in this picture (@_@)

I think the green is VERY shocking.. I probably put too much pandan paste.
The taste was great though!
But I’m so sick of eating them haha. My lil bro hates any food in green so he shied away from these.

Close up!
The trick for getting these babies out is to VERY generously grease the mould with butter!

I’m actually waiting for a chance to use my loaf pan to make a banana loaf, but I can’t find ground hazelnuts and I’m too lazy to grind them myself (X_x)

I’m also now considering to bake a red velvet cake, but I’m lacking the courage!
Haha.

We’ll see! (:

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NARUTO:SD I’M WAITING FOR U!

I’m such a Narutard right now, words cannot explain!
I’m so so so excited for Naruto SD!

It comes out of the 3rd of April in Japan!
I actually don’t like Rock Lee so much, but I’ve seen the previews and it looks super cute!
Chibi Naruto charas!!

Since I was so excited for it, I decided to read the manga too haha!
ITS SO HILARIOUS!

They made Neji silly too haha.

I laughed so hard and so long at this whole chapter, where Lee tried to use Byakugan:

OH GAWD. Haha.

And Neji being shit silly:

Aw man Neji is so cute, I don’t even…

When I read Neji going Hmm?” I SQUEALED LIKE NO TOMORROW.

But not as hard as when I saw Chibi Gaara! I kept wondering if Gaara would make an appearance, and he did!
AND OMG I squealed nonstop for about 3 mins? OMG SO MUCH CUTE.

SQUISH UR CHEEKS PLS?

I have so much love for Gaara after reading his fight with his dad ;A;

And of course the forever cool ninja, Kakashi!:

=3=

Ok, I’m done fangirling haha!
Tomorrow I’ll be going to Hort Park with Foo, YL and Celine!
Whee! First time meeting Celine keke!
Can’t waitttt~~

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cos frenzy~~

Ahhh~
I am most definitely going to be working at AFA 2012 this year.
And would be attending AFA Msia and Indonesia as well.

I would still want to cos in Singapore though ;A;
So I have  think of comfortable cosplays to do ._. With no props or anything blocking my vision.. And most likely flats! No heels or platforms!
And so after a long night of thinking (haha)
I decided I should do female characters haha!  So I can breathe properly and help carry stuff around!
And I should do game cosplays! (coz I seriously havent done any!)
Now I’m deciding between Lili or Alisa from Tekken.
The other day I would probably do FF13’s Serrah.

Still thinking of other characters though but I think this should be most likely it?

I also want to some Naruto cosplay soon. I know I have Konan done and just waiting for a shoot, but I want to cos other charas too ;A; But I don’t know who haha.

Recently my obsession for Naruto has revived!!!

LOOK AWAY NOW IF U DONT WANT SPOILERS! 

Look at all these:

I laughed SO FREAKING HARD!

And Genma baby <3

My revived husband finally gets some action with his lil brother. <3

I’ve been thinking, ahhh I really don’t want to be the kind of cosplayer who only does certain “type” characters.
As in personality-wise? Like the quiet / bishie (??!!) type?? [Nemu, Ciel, Gakupo, Takasugi.. ORZ]
Also I think more often than not, I’ve been cossing a lot of one-eyed characters too D8
1. Ciel (who I did twice! And plan to maybe do more??)
2. Takasugi
3. Inga

Planning to cos:
4. Date Masamune (basara)
5. Zange
6. Kyubei (x2)
7. Badou
8. Kirashishou

Actually… from brave10, I considered Date Masamune and Rokoru, BUT SERIOUSLY WTF.
Too many one-eyed characters.
I must break out of this haha!

I want to do more funny characters haha.
So I’m highly considering Kagerou from Inu x Boku SS.
I will be very happily going around listing all the S and M items :3 hahaha.
That man is Hilarious with a cap H!!
But I can’t stand all the mushy gross moments in Inu x Boku SS. When the main charas open their mouths, my toes are curling and I feel like gagging. I think I’m M, to continue watching it, but I’m seriously only watching it for Karuta and Kagerou. I hope they have moments together haha. I really like them together 8D  I almost want to read the manga, but thinking about all the lovely dovey shit the main charas are going to get into, I almost want to vomit (>_>);; I’m just really not a mushy lovey dovey person =_=

A guy once told me, he looked into the Brisbane skyline and he thought of me.
And a part of me probably died cause that was so disgusting (to me anyway). It was so gross I was freaking out.
Haha.

Yes, I’m a weird girl .__.

Anyways, the point is, I hope I can branch out to do more humourous characters and challenge myself with regards to portraying the character :3

Also, I’m very very grateful that my Takasugi cos has gotten quite a lot of love!
The other day I commented on another local deviant’s picture, and he was all “oh hey! i saw ur takasugi cos! nice!” So ahh I’m really thankful for the love I’ve gotten ;A; I wasn’t really expecting it.
So once again THANKS YEELONG, THE BARON BACON. ILU FOR TAKING AWESOME PICS OF ME.
IN FUTURE PLS PS ME LIKE A _ _ _ _.
HAHAHA.

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Gintama – Takasugi Shinsuke cosplay shoot

Shot this about 2 weeks back!
Finally, my Takasugi cosplay gets an official debut haha!
I did the cos-test so long ago (@_@) And I cosplayed him to be featured in my childhood friend’s uni project about identity and cosplay.
I heard she got an A!! ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ
I’m always happy to help for such projects if you are sincere and nice about it!
I talk ALOT during interviews and I know how difficult it is to get the statements you would need, so please feel free to look for me if you need help in your project about cosplay haha!

Anyways, this was my first studio shoot!
I never really fancied the idea of studio shoots and it never crossed my mind, but my wonderful friend, Yee Long, has an amazing portfolio of cosplay shoots taken at his home haha. Please see it here! So I was willingly to give a studio shoot a shot!

This is by far, the MOST COMFORTABLE SHOOT EVER. Hahaha!
Reason being, we took our time doing everything and I sat down on a chair 90% of the time when not shooting haha!
And there was aircon! BANZAI! (。・ω・)ノ゙

^ My favourite picture!
Alot of people on deviantart have been asking me how did the butterflies turn out so nice?
The answer is:
1) Yee Long is fucking amazing with lighting
2) These are iron-on butterflies

In reality, this outfit reminds me of a brinjal with golden butterfly stickers plastered all over it haha.

Had so much fun laughing coz the lighting which was peach-coloured made some photos look fluffy.
In other instances, the photo looked like a scene in a brothel.
Although the idea of Takasugi in a brothel wouldn’t be so far-fetched.

Also the katana photos was a pain!
The first few shots were great but we realised the scabbard (or saya) was in the picture and it made the whole pic look kinda awkward haha. So we took the saya off and begun trying to get the same pose and angle all over again haha!
Pretty hilarious though.

The katana is heavy as hell! It’s an actual katana apparently?
So man… it was heavy like (*#$(*@*&* haha.

OH gawd and the licking sword photos (which turned out really fucking hilarious) !!! I never laughed so hard at a shoot before HAHAHAA. Omg thinking about it makes me laugh like mad. I totally killed the image of Takasugi right there and then. It was really “Bakasugi” hahaa!

You can see the whole set of pics including my camwhore pics on FaceBook! 

After the shoot:

Finally gotten a stool in there, and I laid there like a dead fish while Yee Long went around to tidy up haha.
How come I look so thin here? D8:


Camwhoring with Yee Long and what “Bakasugi would look like” :

Every shoot, I would definitely have regrets! Because I have a perfectionist mentality when it comes to cosplay haha!
So what I regret this time would be: MAKEUP!!!! I think I could have done a better job ! (>人<;)
Somehow I didn’t do the kind of makeup I was aiming for, like in my cos-tests!

I think the whole problem was I didn’t draw my double eyelid higher.. and I didn’t line my whole eye (.___.)

But the photos came out great so I can safely put a “DONE” stamp for this character haha!
Also I would have really liked it if Yee Long liquified me so I look thinner HAHAHAHA!
None of my photos were liquified!!! D8 What horror is this hahahaahahah!
Kidding! But for non-liquified photos, I think these are fantastic!
Goes to show that camera angles are important!
Get it right and you never have to PS your photo haha!

Thanks Yee Long, for always shooting for me since my Ciel cosplay, for listening to me whine about my nose HAHA and bitch about 29849283482942 other things.
And for understanding that my vulgarity is a part of me and how much I love little girls. HAHAHAHA!
Anyways, I’m selling this outfit and wig! Please go check it out on SGCafe! 

I’m also going to be shooting Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt in April!
Can’t wait!!! (*´ω`*)

I also hope to shoot other cosplays soon:
1. Konan! Waiting for Rhoda (╥﹏╥)
2. Alois! Gotten everything ready, just figuring out locations to shoot…
3. Inga! The panda hat is taking up a lot of closet space (X_x);;
4. Date masamune (but i need to do a cos test first D8)

I also opened a Star Driver team (specifically for the Glittering Crux Brigade) for Cosfest 2012:

If you are Singaporean or are coming to Cosfest, I warmly invite you to join us!
I’ll be as the President! Secretary has been taken! I’m looking for Banker and the other members!
Visit SGCafe to apply if not please leave me a comment or something!  (♡´◡`♡)””

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Dolly wink eyelash glue review

Saw that the dolly wink glue was on sale at Watsons a few weeks back!
And I was out of eyelash adhesive so I purchased this on a wimp!
I have been using eye puchi as a replacement haha.
Do note this is the older version of the eyelash glue.
Apparently Dolly wink has released a new improved version!

Review under the cut!
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miss my elder bro!

;A;
Last night, he skyped with me for a bit, and I realised omg, I really miss my elder brother (T_T)
He will be graduating end of this year though! (>w<)

Can’t wait!

Forgot to post pics of the day we sent him off to the airport!

Coordinate mostly from Taipei haul XD:

Top, skirt, shoes and bag (not featured here) all from shopping in Taipei haha.
Necklace from taichou sama!
Hair clips from random places!

Make up:

 

Somehow the lighting makes me look really fair..
In reality I’m not T^T *sobs*
Btw this is with dollywink lower lashes, baby cute (only 3 bunches of it each side) and also candydoll blusher!
I’m really into using dual coloured blushers now! =3=

On the way to the airport, with the lil bro:

At Saboten with my elder bro:

Elder bro is NOT photogenic AT ALL haha:

The Siblings in order:


Mum asked us to do whacky poses:

My lil bro says that is his whacky face =_=

Saboten, in my personal humble opinion, serves up one of the best katsus EVER in Singapore.


YUMYUM!

Come back soon elder bro, miss you lots T_T Please stay away from psychos while you are there.
You know who I’m talking about =_= haha!

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New Dolly wink false eyelashes: Baby Girl review

I finally caved in and bought the new Dolly wink range that FINALLY came into Watsons!
I purchased No. 13 Baby Girl
Costing S$24.90 per box~ The same price as all the other dolly wink lashes brought in so far~

I have more or less given up on the upper lashes for dolly wink (mainly because they have all soft lash bands and so doesnt support my hidden double eyelid @_@) BUT I’m so in love with their lower lashes keke.

ALL UNDER THE CUT!

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