Nani ka chigau ~


Consider this my first outfit post. Not that I'm sure there'd be a second or a third, but we'll see. Yesterday, I decided to wear a skirt. Yes, a skirt! The one I purchased last week. It's not that I haven't worn something like this before (elementary and high school days, anyone?), but this is probably the first time I sauntered in public and at the workplace clad in a shirt and a skirt.

My pegs...

Photos via Google

I imagined people's jaws dropping at the sight of me in a white skirt, and boy, was I right! Hahahaa! Sometimes, I just like surprising them. Think tomboy Rina, always in shirt-jeans-Chucks-leather cuff combo, now wearing girly stuff. Must be some miracle from the high heavens, LOL! Okay, blame my recent addiction in reading mori girl blogs (I love Chai so much!), which influenced me in some degree.

BTW, these were taken from the pseudo-photoshoot I had with Erika-neechan (had loads of fun!). Oh, how I miss that DSLR, fuuuu...

Black cat-print shirt and white maxi dress from St. Francis, Chucks-inspired slip-ons from Bench, black hairband, black-and-red bead bracelet made by Paul.

I consider this a far cry from what I've been used to, and it's kinda like a breath of fresh air. Made me realize that sometimes, trying something different and opening up yourself to possibilities is both challenging and rewarding. And guess what, I think I'm loving it...

Ja ne!


Saturday Date Haul

Remember the blue floral bag in my previous post? Alright, be curious no more. Here is what's inside...

White maxi dress which can also be used as a skirt. I super love it! Ekai-neechan found it for me. It's so perfect for my planned outfit this Friday!

Black sleeveless top which I use underneath my gray wide-necked shirt and some low-necked tops.

Cat-printed black shirt. I like the cute princess-y feel of the other cats with silver lining! Okay, I love cats. Period.

All of them I got from random stores at St. Francis. I prefer shopping for clothes there as I get a lot of items without costing an arm and a leg...

Some other stuff, purchased at SM Megamall.

One of my favorite scents! Silver Dust from Bench. I'm not really sure how to describe its smell (blame my poor olfactory vocabulary), but it's warm -- sweet and girly. And I love the silver shimmers on my skin with every spray! Oh my, Edward Cullen is that you?? LOL!

Lip & Eye Remover (huh?), and Fresh Nailwash Safe (Sweet Floral) from Etude House. This is the first time I'm using them and I hope they work alright for me.

I'm really looking forward to wearing the maxi dress and the cat-print shirt! Will also try to make a review of the EH lip & eye makeup, and nail polish removers.

So, that's it for now!

Ja ne!


Bonding over Japanese food, arcade, &... The Hunger Games!


This was what got me excited and a bit motivated the past week: Saturday! Aa~ St. Francis and SM Megamall, we met again. Hisashiburi da na! I missed both of you. LOL...

Went on a sorta double date -- Me and Paul, with Erika-neechan and Bryan. Nothing fancy. Just a bit of shopping (at least for us girls, ohoho~), grabbed a bite to eat, hit the arcade, and watched a movie. But I'm definitely HAP-PY!

Warning: Photo-heavy post. Hee-hee...

A bit of camwhoring before heading out. Oh yeah, my lips scream RED! Hahaa!

We met at St. Francis, where we purchased some cute items we're planning to use for our outfits this coming Friday. So excited! Then we headed to SM Megamall where our first stop was Bench. I bought a clutch bag for Paul (a super late birthday gift...) and my fave scent Silver Dust.
And since we haven't had lunch yet (oh, it was already around 5pm for goodness' sake!), we found our way to Yoshinoya. We're actually okay with anything / anywhere to eat but I could only suggest Japanese fast food. And who can blame me? Eheheh...

It was such a gloomy day -- dark clouds, rain, and all. Normally, I don't go out in this kind of bed-weather, but this was an exception. And I liked it.

Bryan and his 'bunso' Ekai (aww...)

Me (and my siopao face) and Paul (aww...)

I love their apple green tea. I've yet to try the plain green flavor. For the meal, we all had the same -- mixed tempura bento. Miso soup goes very well with it! And for dessert -- my new favorite, green tea ice cream. Oishii!

After that super-filling meal (my stomach was more than happy, hihi!), we purchased tickets for the movie and strolled around since it won't start until 8:20pm. Stopped by Comic Alley where I saw the Black Rock Shooter jacket I've been lemming for since last month! Unfortunately, I had to let it slip away for now since I'm gonna be short on moolah until the next payday. Argh! BRS jacket, just you wait and see. You're gonna be mine! Bwaahahahahaa! Urk... Also made a quick visit to Etude House. I got to use my pink card again, finally...

Killed time at Timezone (no pun intended, heehee).Spent a lot of TZ credits. We almost kissed the machines and took them home. LOL! Yeah, that's how addicted we are to DrumMania and GuitarFreaks.

And now, for the final event.

Aa~ The cinema was almost full when we got there, so we settled for the lower seats. Fuuu... It was just kinda annoying 'cause we've got (inconsiderate) people on both sides talking (sometimes laughing) loudly while watching the movie. Some girl even took calls on her mobile and we can hear her voice and all. Real bummer... Sorry for the rant. Anyway, good thing we didn't really let it prevent us from enjoying the film. Well, what can I say? The hype is all worth it! The Hunger Games is an absolutely great movie worth watching (in the cinema)! It just reminded me somehow of Battle Royale... And Katniss, you're now one of my girl-crushes.

Went home after that. Tired but happy!

My old pair of drumsticks. You've been my very good partner for the past couple of years. It was so nice playing with you again.

This film instantly made its way to my favorites list.

Curious about the blue floral bag?

KFC Kung Pao Supreme Bowl for take-out dinner. Tasty! And I bet chibi-L would agree, hahahaa!

Kyaa! Gomen for this super-lengthy post... But I'll be looking forward for more of this.

Ja ne!