Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Japan Nite 2015

Happy 20th 
Japan Nite

About Japan Nite

Since 1996, BENTEN Tokyo & SXSW Asia Rep have held an yearly showcase called JAPAN NITE US TOUR including an SXSW appearance and has introduced countless Japanese Artists to the world. This year’s Japan Nite includes stops at 7 US locations!

If your interested in last years line up, here is a link.

But here is this years line up which includes:



The fin

If your interested see what's going with SXSW click here.

Also Perfume, Moumoon, ZARIGANI$, Pirates Canoe, and many other will be performing at SXSW this mid March so get your tickets now!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015


Last year into this year, Hip Hop culture has really taken over K-pop. According to Arirang survey that 188 countries took part in these are the TOP 5 RAP IDOLS. If  you disagree your not the only one. So, I added my two cents in just like everyone else did in the comment section as soon as I did, one person was like "this" rapper came out first, Rap Monster is the sh*t...you have no clue who he is, you are sooo bias, I don't care about your opinion." Everyone is entitled to their opinion and the fact is the video has already surveyed who is the best, I just don't agree and I should be entitled to that. Of course, you seeing people bashing one another in comment section, not being open-minded or considerate....it really frustrating but when it happens to you you either deal with it calmly or aggressively (I would love some constructive criticism and some knowledge please). The problem was simply the fact that I switch Zico to be number 1 and Rap Monster to be 5th, than later 3rd place. I was like Zico is not first, like why? Is it because he's a little controversial, but if Zico wasn't around, Rap Monster would be rightly so be number one in my eyes. It was like "Why do you care so much about my comment ( like I get behind me Satan)?" But I  felt Zico open the doors for Rap Monster. When did more digging there wasn't much I could find about Rap Monster that I didn't already know unlike Zico long list of the good, bad, and ugly by Korean standards. Actually, BTS performed at KCON but on a Sunday, so I missed them.  On that note so many rookie groups were forming in 2013-14. BTS wasn't really in my peripheral vision because of the many mass promotions going on. It's hard not be a little fickle with K-pop artists specifically idol groups because you never know what will happen to a group after debut, like recently with EXO, GG, and Speed's lack of promotions. On top of that, a lot of artists weren't receiving payment like Block B. But my opinion should not sway or compel anyone. Before I get started, Rap Monster, Zico, and Min ho actually knew each other from back in the day when they were straight up underground rappers. Zico debuted first, Minho actually did debut but the group disbanded then he was suppose to be in Block B but YG picked him up and we all know what happen after that. And Rap Monster later debuted. Lastly, for you guys who clearly don't understand the difference between a Mixtape vs an Album here is a definitions but to further define a Mixtape, which is usually free, sort like a demo but for gaining street cred and some artist will use popular beats or mixes. Before and or during a rap-artist career they'll use mixtapes to promote themselves or an upcoming album for example R&B artist Tinashe or Rap artist Nicki Minaj. Now here the TOP 5.

2. a collection of recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, or another medium.
1. a compilation of favorite pieces of music, typically by different artists, recorded onto a cassette tape or other medium by an individual.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Looking Cute [Kawaii-Cosmetics]

I was watching Deerstalker/ Deerstalker Pictures 2, which are Lolita group from Australia who produce Lolita related and Japanese related culture videos. If your into Lolita I suggest you check them out. Anyways, I was watching Milky fawn's room tour and I was glued to video when she talked about her Too Faced cosmetics because she is really into chocolate/sweets themes. But she has G perfume, which I had hard time finding but they recently updated the packaging.  Now all the makeup gurus are doing reviews of the Semi/ Chocolate Palettes from Too Faced. So I scoured the internet for the cutest makeup products with link to where you can find them. Which one is your Favorite? Enjoy! 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Far Out: 2015 Spring Summer Fashion Trends

Hey Guys,

How you doing?

I hope you guys are doing well. I feel like I'm walking on egg shells this month trying not anger people, the struggle is real. It's like whatever I say or don't say people are like "I'm let you finish but...", casting shade more like a rock is angrily being thrown at me. Anyways, do you guys like the new look of the blog, because I might have to change it or tweak it a little more, so will see. I'm having a hard time getting stuff done this month because of delays. But enough about me let's talk about fashion (BoA-Action song just pop into my head and yes, I'm listening to her right now).

This season the color theme is White used along with Sporty, Beachy, and Edgy Urban attire. slightly inspired 90's Boxy loose fitting clothing, which can be seen on the streets and the runways this season. But the 70's have made a comeback with flare cuts, which I'm really excited about because I haven't found any bell bottoms since middle school, and flora prints and a lot more psychedelic is huge this season. Another color to look for is Marsala but I'll go into color a little later. Also tennis shoes are trending now, which is my go to shoe already as you know from past post.




The highlight shows for this season in Tokyo for Spring/Summer 2015 is Nozomi Ishiguro. You may have heard of him if your into Anime and Otaku Culture. His known for his edgy Anime inspired clothing. But he has multi range in designing his clothing from switching back forth from Haute Couture to Couture and Everyday wear. His new collection for 2015  Spring/ Summer show was the Flying Dutchman effects. The name itself alludes to mythical bright approach to his design with Dutchman effect; each design is different from the first, but use with angles and distortion in mind. Yet it has very edgy pirate motif as well. The Runway design is dark with added neon bright lines and lights really set the tone of the show.

Also, what is trendy is Thrifted /Used/ Retro clothing, so rock what you think is cool, awesome, and amazing; your a walking billboard of designer's forgotten work. Or redesign your retro attire, adding prints or lace. Don't be afraid to mix and match. Here in Los Angeles there are a lot of thrift stores, especially around Melrose and La Brea area like Buffalo Exchange, The Walk in Closet, Out of the Closet, Crossroads Trading and of course Salvation Army and Goodwill. But you can go to Thift Stores throughout L.A. depending on what your looking for.

Color Theory

Here are colors that are Trending this season...

Color of 2015...


Pink purples

Gingham is very popular with this color

Military Green


Rushed half done Braid



 Pink and Berry


Friday, January 2, 2015

My Rappers Delight

Hey Guys,

Finally...finally done with this semester (notice I was writing over two weeks ). I broke my phone, so no Instagram for a little bit.  Happy New Years! Comment below if you have a New Years Resolution! Anyways, been listening to a lot of west coast R&B or some call it Alternative R&B, and yes, this is actually a genre thanks to Frank Ocean.  Also, I have been listening to Hip Hop (Rapper have no talent?...You mean today's Mainstream Rappers right) and K-pop (everyone leaving their labels), yet everyone seriously "hate it" or "it's overrated" by using fallacious rhetoric to make a point.  Most rap lyrics have hidden meaning or metaphors but Hip Hop culture is like onion, it has layers. Hip hop culture hasn't really evolved simply because Diddy, bringing in that "Bling Bling" era in late 90s. I was listening to a song from a notable rapper collab about "Shaking your ass" and then I went to another song of the same artist and went to read the comments for example something like  this," Rappers today only talk about "this and that this" (stereotypical) he/she raps doesn't do that, she/his real." Aah, that's the internet for you. And yeah there are Hip Hop songs (like nursery rhythm) that are lyrically not appealing but the beat just makes you want to get up and dance without a care in the world these days and it's funny when that songs ends up being number one on a chart, I guess that's why so many people are up in arms.