Tuesday, December 30, 2014

65th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen



with Hosts Ayase Haruka and Arashi

Kōhaku Uta Gassen (紅白歌合戦), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show on New Year's Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHK's networks and some overseas broadcasters which bought the program. The show ends shortly before midnight.
Literally "Red and White Song Battle," the program divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams of red and white. The "red" team or akagumi is composed of all female artists (or groups with female vocals), while the "white" team or shirogumi is all male (or groups with male vocals). The honor of performing on Kōhaku is strictly by invitation, so only the most successful singing acts in the Japanese entertainment industry can perform. In addition to the actual music performances, the costumes, hair-styles, makeup, dancing, and lighting are important. Even today, a performance on Kōhaku is said to be a big highlight in a singer's career because of the show's large reach. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

World Music Edition?






I just found out that Just Dance 2015 came out and I was looking through the song selections and I'm a bit disappointed.I guess I'll go buy a X Box one with connect and get DC3 then I guess. But seriously I was hoping they would make a Special Edition Just Dance International/ World Music/Pop World Wide. This is also the main reason why I haven't upgraded to a WiiU but it is definitely Nintendo's year. I feel bad for my Wii (RIP Wii's everywhere). Anyways, this guy makes really go versions of Just Dance K-pop, he just did one for Orange Caramel's recent hits and one of Girl's Days'. And everyone in his comment section says Ubisoft should hire him because he has really good ideas. Now if I could influence any song decisions I would suggest these artists:


Friday, December 26, 2014

Know your Gyaru.

Hey Guys,

I seriously need to stop doing this to myself. But I was on YouTube watching a marathon of Buzzfeed videos and they had one particular one about Japanese subculture styles. Man that video was bomb, I really loved it and of course they asked "What subculture do like you?". This one person said "Moe," I had a FYI moment, Moe is apart of Anime (Akihabara) culture. The only thing I forgot to add with that post (Moe Effect) was the maids saying "Moe Moe Kyun." Anyways, This other person was talking about Ganguro and how Amuro was apart of it. I had another Facepalm moment. When I was trying to shed knowledge on the differences in styles within Gyaru this other person, who was into Kuro-gal thought I was talking about Gyaru as whole but clearly I was talking about Ganguro. Apparently, this is common in english speaking countries, Gyaru is commonly mistaken for Ganguro, but that is actually a subculture of Gyaru. This has made me really want to do more content on Gyaru but thank god school is out plus, I made promise with Lisha that I will get back into it. So, I guess that's my New Years Resolution.




Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Beauty: Mind, Body, and Soul

This season is all about Resilience which is all about keeping your mind, body, and soul on point.

First, let's start with the mind/soul:

Yoga specifically, Kundalini is a great way to boost your energy and put your mind at ease. Starting with your legs crossed and hands placed on your  thighs, begin to relax and then go into a breathing exercise: Taking shallow breaths for 10-15 seconds, Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Then try these yoga poses for a minute each:



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Halloween K-Sci-Fi Update-The Underrated Edition

Hey Guys,

I’m sort of back but I’m recovering from a breakup and an emergency, don’t worry I okay  but let’s save that talk for later. I wanted to do quick list for Halloween or rather The Halloween K-Sci-Fi Update-The Underrated Edition. Last year I mostly followed the popular songs but didn't want to leave these amazing groups/artists out either that were probably very underrated in K-pop even still today. So here we go...


1.) Queen B’Z
 Genre: Horror/Thriller/ Fantasy


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yummy Japanese Diet \(@ ̄∇ ̄@)/

Long time no talk. Well this is probably the only time I have to post this semester since this is going be a dozzy. Well, to be more specific I'm going to be very busy, so I'm leaving my blog on hiatus till further notice but I might update some posts. Anyways I just wanted to do a post on what to buy if want try a Japanese diet or the basic shopping list for the diet. I've been wanting to write this since last year but this is pretty much the bare minimum list for beginners but with recommendations.


So the main ingredients in Japanese Food preparation are:




Soy Sauce
Sake
Dashi, which is dried Bonita(tuna) flakes, use as stock.
Mirin, which is sugar, rice vinegar/sake base sauce.
Rice Vineger
Miso Paste
Flour
Sugar
Salt
Nori
Kombu (dried nori)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sake, Sochu, and Update

 Heys Guys,

Sorry for not posting recently, if you haven't been following my Instagram lately than you don't know that I have been real busy. Also, I'm been working on my bedroom since my bed, and book self were severely broken, so I went to IKEA to get a bigger bed and more storage. On top of that, I had ant infestation due to weird weather we been having in LA these pass 3 months but feng shui mostly got rid of them and boric acid laced with honey/sugar. I still have to edit my KCON stuff and accidentally delete all my photos on my phone :(, thank god for Instagram lol. But right now I'm editing pictures of my friends wedding, I was the main photographer but her family came out with some big guns(cameras/dslr). Who would thought my summer would be this hectic. Anyways this summer sake tasting were happen all over LA, Sake Express look like it had a good turn out this year. But our staple for my ex-boyfriend and I this year was the Sake Shochu Beer Tasting at Doubletree by Hilton in Downtown Los Angeles. This year it was held on a Thursday, so I wasn't able to wear my yukata this year but everyone remembered us. I actually won a price at the raffle which they have every year, last year my ex-boyfriend won a Ponzu bottle but I won dried squid and a case of Chili Ponzu.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lens Review: Princess Nudy Violet

Flash
 Indoor Lighting
 Fluorescent Lighting
 Window Lighting 



Brand: Dueba

Power Available : 0.00 to -10.00  
Price is for 2 pcs of lenses / 1 pair
Life Span : 1 Year
B.C : 8.6mm
Diameter : 14.7 mm
Water Content: 38%
Origin : South Korea 
This model is manufactured by Dueba and labelled under DollyEye watermark.


Appearance/Design: 9/10
Comfort: 9/10
Recommend: Yes


5 words to sum these up:
Comfy 
Nice
Cosplay
Everyday
Purply







Perfume Desu, Yoroshiku onegai shimasu!




I've been having internet issues apparently since June and it's been getting worst, so that's why my I haven't been able to post recently. Anyways, I'm really excited to finally get to see Perfume here in Los Angeles. I went thru phrase of music from around the world from Reggae to Bollywood and I remember watching Spanish channels and seeing these dudes spitting(rapping) before it was cool. But before I got into Perfume around the time I was really into DJ Tiesto, Justice, and Daft Punk, all the house/electrica/remixes now it's just simply called EDM, but all of it was my thang. Then I found Perfume, mind you this was a year before I got into K-pop. The first video I saw was "Polyrhythm," it was different, yet so electronic, then I watch  "Baby Cruising Love" and than "One Room Disco." It inspired me do a Sims 2 version because I was really into Sims 2 and Machinimas and there was or probably still is a huge modding community support us creating and recreating stuff we love.

Friday, August 8, 2014

NEO GAL Shopping List [THE NEW GYARU?]


If you want to learn about NEO GAL follow Alisa Ueno, brand director for FIG&VIPER, on her instagram and tokyogirlsupdate.com just did an interview with her so check it out. I wonder what I should call this post "New GAL List" or "American Underground GAL Wish List" but as you can see what I went with. So what is difference between B-gal and Neo Gal  since they look very similar and flashy, well they are both inspired American style but one focusing on Hip hop culture, which is B-gal. While Neo Gal is completely separate from Gyaru fashion making it a stand alone fashion. What's in a GALS closet now?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Why must you be so hard to learn?


Hi Guys,

Sorry for being MIA again, just expected this because I'm still attending college. I'm taking a summer class and lets just say I'm not so doing well. I tried taking it last year and decide to drop it, if your wonder what class it is Stats. I'm not so good with math and this type is like learning math again but with a whole lot more formulas. People I have talked too have told me to get a tutor but it's kind of too late for that now since it's a accelerated course. I usually sit near the front with the smart people but they don't even study till the last minute or work after the class and then cram. Their like. . . It's so easy? What so hard about stats? ...Well I'm just glad I passed the class and had a good patient teacher... Why don't you get a tutor? So I've just stayed to get all the notes I can when I take it again probably the other college I'm enrolled in. I'll talk to a counselor about what to do because this is holding me back from transferring. I've been kind of depressed about the situation I've put myself in and I'm stress to the max. I've taken Botany and Sociology which, both use some form of statistics and I passed those classes but I can't pass statistics. I'm going to go for jog now to release this pressure of having a rock on my back.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

AX2014 (✪㉨✪)


Hey Guys, 

How was your 4th of July weekend? Well mines was pretty cool and crazy. This year instead of just being con-goer, I decide to work behind the scenes. If haven't check my twitter or instagram last week that what I was basically doing. Anyways, this year like last year was the line-con of the century AX, it never changes. The main events were schedule all at the same time or one after the other. Rant in 3,2,1,...AX is just as bad as Government when it comes to getting stuff done. The Fire Marshal had to come out multiple times since we had over 100,000 compared to last year which was about 60k. Crazy right. My only complaint is why couldn't they rent out tents or covers for the the very hot 4th of July weekend. There seems to be a lack of communication between staff and volunteers. Apparently they only have one meeting before AX. Plus the traffic around LACC this year had a lot of staff not getting to their jobs on time and shuttle issues as well. My Boyfriend said his friend loved AX. Most people who had premier pass or press were of the more lucky ones. The rest is your just shit out of luck. People think AX might move to a bigger venue or back to Anaheim Convention Center due to them building that damn stupid stadium (why can't they just retro fit the LA coliseum). Anyways Enjoy the Pics because I took just about 300 images. I'm going #Tag most of images. 

#HelloKitty

Saturday, June 28, 2014

What's Happen'n L.A.!

Hey Guys,
Every time Summer and fall comes around my wallet seems to get Skinner and Skinner and I've been going to gym. This is why I have a I Christmas account/Extra Saving. This sometime feels like an alien invasion(invader invader. . .now I'm watching KPP video lol.) I'm going tweet and instagram next week about what I'm going to be doing but I can't tell you yet because it hasn't happen yet.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

J-pop vs. K-pop. . . ?

People fight because they differ in ideas or have deep seated differences. This underlying causes of conflict can be found in submerged in every culture. But today people fight because they are irrational, which can lead to so much animosity between both genres that is poisonous. There so much controversy that comes with both K-pop and J-pop one example being, Clothing War: Craypop vs Momoiro Clover Z which a little speculated because Korean culture or Asia in general have a lot cultural similarities. Another example is when I watched E-girls’ Rydeen which they used similar sets and triangle graphic used in 4 Minute’s Mirror Mirror and LoveTension but K-pop uses the same set and all the time so, who cares right because both songs look fantastic. 



Let's not call kettle black just yet. People compare them whole lot, people mistake one for the other, then they bashed one another because of the lack of knowledge of the two. I personally believe that music it suppose bring people together and that the  human race is a huge tribe of diversity yet we all smile when were happy and cry when were sad. 



The J-pop and K-pop Industry are similar but J-pop has more of an artistic versatility than its wrapped up in a bow counterpart K-pop, which is already being transmitted worldwide. Yes, K-pop has changed due the fact it been through a lot, and yes, the artist are usually signinto devil contracts once they've finished their training, and yes, they can choose not attend college; like Hyuna of 4 Minute; or to go to college, like Ukiss' AJ and Minzy from 2ne1 but they must have a good grades. 



People have tried to analyze these two music industries but there has not been a real good article about it yet. Why not from a Sociological perspective, Society creates culture and which includes art, and lead to music. So let's look at their history you can tell a lot about a country from its history.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Maybeline Color Sensational Lipsticks | Lip Swatches and Review



Hey Guys, 

So a few months ago or rather on my birthday I went out bought these Maybeline Color Sensational Lipsticks. I was excited because I've become a real lover of lipsticks these days and use to say I would never wear lipsticks lol. Anyways, I just want get right to to my impressions of the lipsticks. First the packaging is nice but deceiving because Coral Crush (dark red packaging) is not the same or even similar color. The Lipstick are really pigmented and I like them way more the Revlon Lip-butters. There also moisturizing but they are not smug proof so, I recommend getting a lip liner with these. My favorite color out the four I bought was the Neon Red, it really complement my skin color and just the right red and orange tone for me. I would recommend this line if your looking for something affordable, moisturizing and very pigment. Plus since summer is just around the corner (June21), these bright colors are just right this time of year.[Ulta $8] 

"Now bright goes gorgeous, never garish.
Brighter color from our exclusive vivid pigments.
Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar.
Why You'll Love It
Be bright and gorgeous.
Exclusive Vivid colors are brighter
Honey nectar formula nourishes lips
For Best Results
Apply lipcolor starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip."

Ingredients 

Isononyl Isononanoate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Isoeicosane, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Isostearyl Alcohol, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Parfum / Fragrance, Polysorbate 80, Capsicum Annuum Extract / Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Oleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopit, Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain: CI 45410 / Red 27, CI 45380 / Red 21, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 17200 / Red 33. CI 77491 / Iron Oxides


*Lips without Lipstick
 515 Coral Crush


 [Natural light]
 [Flash]
 885 Vibrant Mandarin


  [Natural light]
  [Flash] sorry for the smug here.



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~Seeya

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fanime 2014(✿ ♥‿♥)


Hey Guys, 

Finally I get to post these shots and yes they VERY PIC HEAVY since I was working on my finally project assignment, I took close to 300 images over the memorial weekend. I was exhausted from school so I've been trying to take it easy because usually people have weakened immune systems after a semester of school. I'm going to do another post about Casa de Fruta because there just so many images for one post and I thought the uploader would break. Guess which images I used for final project that aren't altered. Enjoy!






 No line-con this year... except for the swap meet(6 hour wait)





























 I so wanna go to this someday hopefully this year because I've never been to San Fran.

















It was Gradations Time for San Jose University that weekend. The student let me say they are talented and have a great illustration and animation department.
















 PAYDAY



 My BF playing his stupid 3D DS  everwhere, damn street passes lol




















 Muji I should of went in to get those makeup acrylic cases.








 Amazing Attack on Titans gathering 







































 Studio Trigger Panel was great!



















 You'll see why we had to take the stairs during Con but great workout reminded me of last year we walk 5 miles are hotel. . .






 Packed elevator 




































































 Bye Fanime, it was fun, see you next time.
















 My Boyfriend want eat this everyday. His dad kept saying he had signs that he might be prego which cracked me up.