Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pizza for B-Day

For my past birthday, my brother was super thoughtful and got me my favorite food! I had to work on my birthday but it seemed so worthwhile to come home to fresh pizza. ("^o^")

My expressions when I got home were literally like this:
(~_~)...(>_>)...(*o*)...(>w<)...("^_______^") *nom*<3 *nom*<3 *nom*<3

Pizza and breadsticks <3

It was delicious. (^w^) ~ <3

Crazy bread from Little Caesars is really good for a simply seasoned breadstick.

Thanks little bro-! (^_____________^)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Relaxing Day in May

I found these pics from 2011-05-14. It was a very peaceful day doing almost nothing, lol.

The house was so clean! I think it's because we had that quaint small coffee table instead of our usual large 6 seater one that was still with my dad in WA. Babycakes is resting in one of her favorite spots. :3

CLEAN~!!! (*o*)
This was one of those furikake packets from Uwaji. It's a pretty good idea to have egg, rice, and furikake mixed in one. It's one of those emergency food things where you didn't think about dinner and have no other options. xP

Good emergency food since we usually have rice and eggs on hand. ;)

Tea drawer.
Love the hot water dispenser. A MUST buy if you live in a cold environment. Worth every penny (as long as you get a fair price that is). We bought ours for around $100 a year or two ago.
Ahhh... Hoji-cha.......... ("^_____^") It makes me feel so toasty warm inside. <3 <3 <3

And here's the carb-packed midnight snack! Sourdough bread and maki wrapped arare! I know it's fattening but I LOVE my carbs! xo

Last visits to Washington...?

We stopped at this crepe stand in a mall near Seatac Airport. The display is so pretty and appealing. They have tuna and egg salad crepes but I'm not that adventurous.

Their crepes were good but they can't compare to the ones in Harajuku Japan. I think they just give too much because I get so full from these crepes.. I can't even eat a whole one unless I'm really hungry maybe.

One of the piers at Mukilteo Harbor. It was very low tide that day.

The water looks pretty clear here until it hits the deep point. I still get creeped out at what could be lurking in the murky waters of the Puget Sound.

Familiar scenery...

Good food from Bento Time. :)
There's something about bento that makes them so appealing. Perhaps all the choices?

Did lots of shopping at Uwaji's. I always get like this when I'm thinking I'll probably never come back. (-v-);;

This was all from early May, 2011 but me being me, I procrastinated this long and have all these backed up pictures. Just thought I'd share this one because it will always be a nice memory of having a sort of second home in Washington while my dad was working there. But it's also nice that he and my sis are back at home here safe and sound. Dad was getting really unhealthy and overweight in Washington. Like much of the West coast, they do have a wider selection of restaurants.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Spring 2011

It was so fresh and relaxing that day. The light, delicate fragrance of flowers filled the air and it was overcast and cool.

Kirei desu ne...

Tulips I planted a couple years back. They're doing so well now, I think they even multiplied~ :D My manager who's daughter sold these to me said that in the fall, I should dig up the bulbs and distribute them more evenly throughout the yard.

Their shape and color changes in direct sunlight.

I always look for these flowers on the main street. They look like cute pink puffballs of goodness. lol

It was a very beautiful and fragrant spring this year with cool, breezy weather. (^^)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tarzan of the Apes

I finished this book last night staying up until 1am. (>_<)

I really love the story of Tarzan. There's something very intriguing about a baby being raised by apes and learning to survive in the jungle.

Edgar Rice knows how to make his descriptions just so appealing. My eyes were glued to the pages whilst reading about the interactions between Tarzan and Jane. Jane was thinking most of the time how hot Tarzan was, lol. There's lots of reader candy with the constant reminders of how handsome and perfectly toned Tarzan's body is, hurhur. ;)

I'm a sucker for romance stories, especially with a hero as physically perfect and chivalrous as Tarzan.

The story is cool too and I'm patiently waiting for tomorrow when I can go to the library and borrow the next volume to see what happens with Tarzan and Jane~! I'm so happy because I checked the library last night and they had the book checked in. Guess not too many people are borrowing Edgar Rice books now? I wonder if the Harry Potter fans are still getting over the finale of the movie season so perhaps they're reading the HP book over again. (  " ̄∀ ̄")

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lucky Star

I started watching this after seeing a lot of Lucky Star hype on yt. I really liked Nostromo's Hypno Star AMV so that sort of made me more prompt with watching it.

This show is so full of cuteness and moe that it's coming out of my ears (">o<") I love the slice of life quality about it and the parodies this show makes are hilarious. A few memorable anime parodies this show does is Code Geass and Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I especially like Anime Tencho (AKA Meito Anizawa) from the manga shop, lol.

Crazy shop dude...... I'd be seriously scared to enter a store if a shopkeeper like this was in it, lol.

Konata is my fav character. I've never seen an anime otaku that was female. I like her relaxed, fun-loving personality (n_n) She's really short like me so maybe I feel a higher kinsman-ship with her as I'm short, orz. She has this personality that I really like. Maybe it's that anime craziness yet she's so funny about it. . xD

I recommend this anime to anyone who's looking for a slice of life type of story with excellent animation that parodies and questions Japanese culture and anime through the lives of your average schoolgirls (well................ maybe not so average, haha).


Animation: 5/5
Story: 4/5
Seiyuu: 5/5
Music: 5/5
Re watch: 4/5

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hard Sleeper

I slept till past noon again... *Sigh..* not something I'm too proud of. I got carried away last night updating blogger. (-__-) It can be too addicting figuring out the html and browsing cute widgets~

Work was slightly boring this past weekend but it was better on Sunday. Sometimes the sales are just so dead, time passes by very slowly. It's a good thing I brought a book but sometimes even that doesn't help because I can't be reading my book for a long stretch of time while lots of people are coming in and out of the shop (it's somewhat rude).. May I make note that even though there can be lots of people if the sales are dead, it still feels like a slow day. (T^T)

So it makes sense that I would spend all that remaining brainpower figuring out html coding at 2:00 in the morning ne??? (>.<)

I'd better get myself REALLY busy today so I can fall asleep at a more appropriate time. Perhaps I'll be more tired. Can't have this going on while school's in session. I plan to take my dogs for a looooong walk and maybe cook something up. Make use of myself, you know?

I think tuna roll sushi is good for tonight. :3 The two babies are sleeping around. Poor things. It's super hot outside right now, in the 90's and I can't be walking them in THAT. It's like torture, especially toward the older Lady. I'll have to wait until the heat wave passes.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

FFVII Crisis Core: Cool game

This game is so much fun! I can never get enough of Final Fantasy.

My brother's awesomeness really shined through this time because he lent me his PSP! :DDDD

So nowz I can play all the games I never got to, and of my first victims are FINAL FANTASY VII CRISIS CORE!!! And yess, lots of Final Fantasy bishie power ensues~!

I only really like Zach tho. Zach Fair is Love. He's so cute and cool at the same time. I get tired of the emo Final Fantasy guys. Maybe that's why I like Tidus, Sora, and Ventus so much. They're all so happy. ( ^ _ ^ )

I don't think I'm halfway through this one yet so I still get to enjoy the suspense of the game. When I first started playing and saw the battle system, I thought I would be BORED out of my mind but it eventually sucked me in and now I'm addicted-! (o.O) The battle system's a lot like Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep (maybe I'll elaborate more in another post, too lazy right now).

Really fun game, great story, I already read spoilers but the game is so good that I still wanna find out how the story goes. ;)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 1 & 2

Hooray for the 100th post~! (^0^)

I finally got to watching the last installment of the Harry Potter series (The Deathly Hallows Pt2) last night with my dad (and may I add that he was so loud, especially on the quiet parts of the movie, I even had to elbow him and tell him to be quiet... And then he's laugh at inappropriate times, so embarrassing, thank God it was dark).

Sorry to say but after viewing it for the first time, I really prefer Pt1. I don't know why, maybe it's because I liked the scenery better or those particular scenes opposed to the 2nd part of the movie. My favorite scenes were the one with the doe patronus and Harry & party running down the streets of London and when they infiltrated the ministry.

I'd have to watch the last Hp movie again to give a better review because sometimes when I watch the movie again, I have a better impression of it.

The last movie was full of effects and flare. I was trying REALLY hard not to compare it to the book. Don't know why but I had a harder time not comparing this part of the last movie compared the the one before this. I guess it's because of very pivotal scenes that I expect the movie to stay loyal to the book and the movie didn't deliver on some of those aspects. Not sure why they would choose certain locations and certain ways of portraying certain scenes when they could have easily done it in the book's location. That's my only peeve. I also didn't really care for that falling scene with Harry and Voldemort because it was quite funny when it's probably not supposed to be. I can already picture my sister laughing her ass off while watching that scene as she can't take too many things seriously. xP

I really do have a lot of criticism for this movie. I don't know why, I guess I didn't feel that clever magic that I felt in pt1 like how Harry, Ron, and Hermione infiltrated the ministry. I noticed that there weren't nearly as many settings as there was in pt1. The conclusion came quite fast for me. I didn't have too much issue with the acting as the cast is already brilliant with their character delivery. Well, that's my initial reaction to it.

The epilogue was meh. I can't see them as adults with a transition that close but what can they do. Even though the epilogue was somewhat cheeseball-ish, I feel it still was needed.. Guess that part can't really be helped, especially when Harry named his son Albus Severus Potter.... Yikes.

Overall, I can't give a very good review right now but I just wanted to give my initial reaction which wasn't as great as I wished. Maybe it's because I was sitting next to my dad who couldn't shut up and it sort of ruined the atmosphere for me? Who knows, I'll have to see when I watch it again.

Lots of people are saying that it's a great ending so eeeeeh, maybe there's something wrong with my evaluation? (>_<)