Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gaint But Amazing

This art exhibition was amazing and if your tired of seeing the same thing being overly exploited over and over again here in the US of Japanese culture, then this will not disappoint. You will come to appreciate the media that come from Japan American or any other minority interpretation of American pop culture from very creative minds of the Giant Robot Family. The Optimus Prime who transformed this amazing branded name is Eric Nakamura, Publisher / Editor of Giant Robots.
Eric graduated from UCLA with a degree in East Asian Studies. He got his start in magazine making through a stint at Larry Flynt Publications. In addition to publishing issues of GR, Nakamura has made an independent movie called Sunsets, shot photos for punk rock bands, and designed t-shirts. Eric can be found at Giant Robot Stores in West LA. His writings are now found daily at

If, your up for the challenge go check out the exhibition, but if your a little lazy I went to the exhibition for you and had a great time walking around the museum  and wondering how long it's been since I've last visited it lol. They had food, drinks and beers, I was in heaven. Finally, I got to try my first Japanese beer, KIRIN. . .let me tell you I'm not to fond of beer unless it's fruity or sweet but it's like drinking soda if wondering because you burp a lot. They also had live band and DJ play through ou the night. Oh yeah, LT Plaza was open so walked around and bought somethings I shouldn't have, never drink then shop (hint: Maneki Neko shop). I also that the macaroon place I told you about is in the Little Tokyo haul; it's called Lette actually moved into the plaza now (YAY!) There also pizza place I forgot to mention in the haul that's call Mr. Pizza. . .best service and food service is hot to order. I had tried their Hawaiian pizza and taste better then the one's I've tasted (cough cough. . .I think they don't use canned pineapple).

Monday, September 24, 2012

KCON' 12

If you weren't able to get Big Bang tickets well, you still have time to get these tickets. . .

I know guys this month I've been posting mostly on ads for events but I had to share it with guys. Plus Big Bang tickets sold out so fast and people are selling extra tickets. . .what happen to being able to buy your own freak'n ticket and being happy and excited to pick your seat or add it to the checkout. If this is how it's going be for K-Pop tickets then I don't know how I'm going to able pay for all the over priced tickets people are trying to sell; like what I'm trying to do for Big Bang. Oh and to guys there is petition going out to have another Big bang concert so, you sign it if your VIP who missed out on getting tickets.

Anyways, from what I've read it's this first year of KCON
This is very exciting right, are very first K-Pop convention in California. KCON is in partnership with MNET so, "Thank You" for appreciating the global movement of K-Pop.

About KCON

KCON is the first-ever large scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Korea including K-pop, K-drama and Korean movies. The event will be produced by Mnet. KCON will be a full-day event ranging from autograph signing sessions and celebrity panels to contests and fan workshops aimed at everyone from the super fan of K-pop and K-drama to those ready to be initiated into the global Korean Wave. Capping off a day of total Korean entertainment immersion will be a star-studded K-pop concert. KCON hopes to establish an annual flagship event that will improve the American fan experience by providing an affordable way for them to connect with each other as well as artists and professionals in the K-pop industry.  

So, who is performing?


4MINUTE, B.A.P. , EXO-M, G.NA, NU'EST, VIXX and much much more.

And don't forget the actives with your favorite artist and web personality like Jen (from head to toe),  Dumbfoundead, Simon and Martna through out the day. Doors open at 10 am and concert beings at 7:30 pm. This all goes down at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California.
So you won't want to miss this.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sakura Bomb at its Scariest and Calling all Gals

Tune in Tokyo announces "GAL-OWEEN" at 2nd Street Jazz on Friday, October 12th, featuring musical guests APOCALIPSTICK! This event marks our Fourth Anniversary of presenting the best in J-Pop, K-Pop and Asian Rock to clubs and events around Los Angeles! We want to invite all our friends to join us for this special occasion!

It's Halloween season, and at Tune in Tokyo, that means GAL-OWEEN! We'll be celebrating Japanese Gal Fashion with a sexy, spooky twist! Straight from Shibuya 109, join us for a night of
glitz, sparkle and rock n roll at Little Tokyo's best venue for live music!

The Tune in Tokyo DJs will be spinning J-Pop + K-Pop all night! DJs Greg Hignight, Del, Tora, Ally and RisaLight welcome everyone to commemorate four years of fun, fashion and cutting edge global music!

Halloween costumes and Gyaru-Kei (Gal) Attire encouraged! We'll also be having a contest for "Best Halloween Gal"!

Admission is $10, ages 15+ (ID required). A $5 drink ticket is included with cover. The event runs from 8:30 PM - 2 AM.

319 E 2nd Street, Suite 114, Los Angeles, California 90012

Come join us October 13th for a Halloween dinner party.
This ticket is good for one admission to the first ever Fairytale Boutique event! Join your friends and meet the creators of Automatic Honey David Klingbeil and Alexander Cifuentes.
Tickets inclued a buffet style dinner, tea and dessert! Tickets are limited so please purchase them in advance.
Event begins at 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Giant Robot

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave., Los Angeles, California 90012

6:00pm until 10:00pm

The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection. . .

2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025

 Giant Robot is proud to present Misty Fog’s Combat Rock, an exhibition featuring Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda of kaiju toy company, Gargamel.

Known for his hand sculpted figures, Le Merde has worked tirelessly on a new direction in his work. This exhibit will focus on Le Merde’s Misty Fog line of figures. New items will include: New T-shirt, New Beer Koozie, 4 new Coaster prints. 4 color art pieces and various customs of the new sculpts. Also scheduled is a new figure release. . .


Inglot Review

Finally, get to talk about this brand. Inglot was on my list to try new things and since I was in Las Veges, I wanted to go and get my hands on some of their cosmetics. Inglot is of course compared to MAC but I have never tried a MAC product. I just found out MAC is doing animal testing now regardless, if it's not aloud in the US the company as a whole is doing it on top of being a corporation and of course there going to be look at testing and considering the results in it's for next product(s) .That is what most companies in cosmetics do.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

AX Live

Hey guys my friend Ashphord a.k.a Ashi-chan is apart of the AX LIVE Team I'm so excited  for her. But since school started I've been missing out on the fun. So please support my fellow chocolate covered cosplayer and the AX team by going and watching every Thursday night at 7pm (PST). So have fun and sit back, relax, and don't for get to geek out and enter the weekly giveaways for next years AX EXPO tickets.


AX Live is a weekly webcast, broadcasted from the Anime Expo headquarters in California. During each live webcast, fans will be able to tune in to get the latest news about Anime Expo, discuss topics related to the anime/manga/video game industry, and check out the latest figure reviews.

Along the way, viewers and fans have the opportunity to offer their viewpoint on various issues through methods ranging from live chat to twitter. AX Live will also include special guest interviews and sneak peeks into the next Anime Expo.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gyaru Meme

Name: Ashley
Read the "About me" section
First discovery of gyaru:
Back in early 2005 middle/high school I was a totally nerd/rocker in black with racoon eyes and glasses back then always on the computer still am(you can blame my mother jkjk). That's when  GALs! and Peach Girl had been dubbed and then Totally Spies came out. . .
I forgot to mention there were two Jpop girls groups that I really loved which is BRIGHT(Hime and lil B-gal) and DREAM (ORA ORA and Saike)  they are trues gals that I've admiring for long time now. I'm not gonna lie Gwen Stefani(I've been follow her since No Doubt became really a successful) did help make it possible for Westerns to get into Tokyo Fashion and Culture.
Your Gyaru Style:
(dead styles)
1Hippie-gal/Boho/ Saike
2 Mod-gal  
Your Top 5 Gyaru Model Inspirations:
1. Aki Matsumoto
2.Maya Mori
3.Yuria Kushido
4. Remi Sakamoto
5.Mai Miyagi
Your Top 5 Gyaru Non-model Inspirations:
1. Amerie
2. Minzy
3. Lee Min(g) Jung
5.Arlenis Sosa
Your 4 Favorite Gyaru Magazines:
3. Edgestyle
4. Egg
The Top 6 Gyaru Brands you like best:
1. Egoist
2. Emoda
3. Cecil Mcbee
4. Rienda
5. Garula
6. Laguna Moon
5 of Your Favorite Coordinates: (not your own)
 look at my saike/mod-kei page
Your 7 Favorite Fashion Items That You Own:
 go to  my shopping/haul posts.
Top 10 Gyaru Fashion Goals: 
1. Have spare money to buy clothes.
2. Buy compact camera that I've been eying
3. Buy more wigs
4. Buy more lashes(lower)
Top 5 Gyaru Achievements:
1.Applying lashes
3. learning again to wear eyeliner
4. pink lip stick/gloss already a staple(trying buy more diverse colors)
5. Actually going out in full make up like this.

Friday, September 14, 2012

DIASO is Finally in the LA!

You don't know how happy I am to find out that Los Angeles finally gets not just one but two DIASO chain stores also known as the 100 yen store($1.50 store). This store is Daebak. . .Sugoi(cool)! I've been waiting since I found out about this store from vloggers and bloggers who live up North and in Asia. There one in Canada and Sacramento where most of my family lives but there has been a lot deaths in the family so I wasn't focus trying to do shopping spree if you catch drift. My friends always says "California is so lucky, they get everything". . .now I have agree with them and everyone comes her from around world and even out state so, California get influx of different imports let's not leave out New York and Texas. It plain and simple we huge Asian population just check the national census.

  • 1360 West Artesia Boulevard, Gardena, CA
  •  3842 West Sepulveda Boulevard  Torrance, CA 90505

I'm really glad MARUKAI let them to take over the space, but Google has not updated address if you’re trying to go there yourself. Anyways, when I went in my brain went crazy. . .The store was pink all over and is like stepping into a cute Japanese store in Japan. When you walk in guys there a video playing talking about the store history and you  also watch it on the Diaso International Site. And for all you gyaru $4 pack of lashes and $l.50 bottom lashes. They had gems stickers to bedazzled your phone, cute stationary and had jelly watches in all kind of colors and Japanese snacks & treats. I also like fact that they put baskets in middle of the store so didn't have run back up to entrance to get a one. And if don't live near the stores you can order online on the DIASO e-shop.

Daily Breeze also wrote an article on the openings.

Here what I bought. . .

I bought a cleansing foam(middle) it kind of reminded me of To-nya Isofurabon cream and  didn't leave my face really dry like other cleanser. I also bought the infamous carbon mask which I think is similar to Shieldo's carbon mask that use to see on Yesstyle .

Now this isn't from DIASO but I wanted share this with you guys, my friend who is from Hong Kong and goes to school here. I asked her to bring back something from SASA, she was surprised that I knew about the store. She  got me this lip gloss it smell really good and not sticky. 
Thank you Crystal.

And then my mom bought these shoes from AVON and they are very comfy and I don't have heel like these.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Tokusatsu: Japanese Science Fiction Art Show

Tokusatsu (特撮?) is a Japanese term that applies to any live-action film or television drama that usually features superheroes and/or monsters and makes considerable use of special effects (tokusatsu literally translates as "special filming" in Japanese).
These include some of the most popular "Kaiju" characters like Godzilla and well as popular hero characters like Ultraman and Spectreman...or Giant Robo ( Johnny Soko & his flying Robot).

Come to Q Pop and celebrate decades of science fiction
films and television shows from Japan through the artwork of over 100 great artists.

Guest Dj's ??? who will it be?

Food trucks of course...yum

Costume contest and prizes!!!! Get your Kaiju & Hero suits in order...

Lets get Wiggy [Gyaru]

Wig (Per-i-wig)

    -An artificial covering of hair for all or most of the head, of either synthetic or natural hair, worn to be stylish or more attractive.

 The Ancient Egyptians wore wigs made either from human hair, sheep's wool or vegetable fibers, depending upon their social status to shield their hairless heads from the sun. Other ancient cultures, including the, Assyrians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, Europeans, East Asians and the Western world also used wigs as an everyday fashion. Today wigs are a head of hair made from horsehair, human hair, wool, feathers, yak hair, buffalo hair, or synthetic material and kanekalon (best japanese fiber). Types of  wigs are lace wigs, non-lace wigs,  human hair wigs, synthetic wigs(last about 3-6 months, fairly cheap). Also there are permanent hair solutions like weaves (sew-in/bonding/fusion), and braids and there is non-permanents ones like clip-ins, banana comb, hair pieces and drawstring attachment.

So, if you are really interested in wigs or Japanese wigs or gyaru culture. . .well you came to the right place.

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Taiwanese brand Clair Beauty specializes in quality hairpieces, extensions and wigs that are comfortable and easy to use.

Clair Beauty takes pride in using Kanekalon, a top-of-the-line Japanese synthetic fiber that is heat tolerant and feels silky 

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Launched in 2005, GABALNARA is brand founder Lim Jung Han's answer to the lack of quality wigs available in South Korea. All GABALNARA wigs, accessories and hair pieces are designed in-house by Hah Jae Hyun and Ock Hye Mi using research data based on head circumferences of Asians. The brand aims to provide a wider selection of finely made wigs and hair pieces in different colors and styles proudly made in South Korea.

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Buzz as soon as appeared in magazines, exploded the popularity, beginning in earnest his career as a top model of "Popteen" fashion magazine.
Endeared to the god of gal nicknamed the "Mickey" clause, # 1 female model of longing, a survey in Shibuya and even boasts a result of 100% awareness teenagers. Just beyond the current model, artist and PV TV, regardless of further domestic and foreign, appeared in various fashion shows and events. Doing the work to produce more and more vigorous, expanding the playing field."

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Take Care of your hair tips:

1. Always use a comb (wide tooth is preferred) to style your hair and if you bought wig essence use  to help detangle with the comb .
2. Use hair cap to protect your hair from wig uses.
3. Wash your hair cold water(preferred) or luke warm and you can use dry-shampoo spray sparingly and let dry naturally. If your using human hair or proceed hair use protein shampoo (pantene).
4. To much use of Alcohol-base hair products can actually deteriorate the wig fibers especially synthetic wigs.
5. Use your wigs holder/head (after washing), or use the original packaging it came in which usually can be closed with snap-back button to protect and store your hair.


Cheap Wigs FAQ

If your going to buying a cheap wig from a seller online  [i.e. Amazon/ Ebay] just one thing to remember "You get what you pay for." Number two, styling cheap wigs  you might as well have bought a more expensive wig no matter how silky the cheap wig is and the awesome fast shipping. Three, cheap wigs are great for one style if haven't got the memo, "As shown in the picture" but by all means you can always buy more wefts to sew-in to make it fuller. On a personal note, I have bought cheap wigs for the sole purpose to wear it as is, which is most likely down or in a braid for a cosplay so, telling the seller your not happy/ unsatisfied with it defeats the purpose that it was made to be cheap.

Need to revive your wigs:

Other wig hosting sites:


Aliexpress (JP wigs) / (KR wigs)



Colorfulcircle (2-4 wks if you live in the states. . .They distribute funnywig)

Cyberous Wigs/ Cosplay Wigs

Ebay(take about a month)

Epic Wigs (bought 2 make that 3 wigs at AnimeLA and they based in the U.S.)

Geisha Wigs



Hair Brats






Rockstar Wigs





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