Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Nails + Bento

Hello, how are you today, lovely reader? ♥ I'm almost halfway through my spring break and enjoying every minute of it ^o^ These past few days have been great for recuperating from school and work.  I finally have time to work out, relax, and study(?) ^^;;  The only bad thing is the fact that both Tumblr and my internet have been absolutely terrible recently ;__;  I can't even spend my vacation the way I want to.. wasting away behind my computer screen ;<

Since Tumblr was pretty much down yesterday, I decided to stop F5ing and paint my nails~
I bought this polish about three weeks ago from a local salon. It's China Glaze Doll House polish ♥ Basically, it's just large chunks of pink glitter. You need to paint on several coats if you want the glitter to look like a solid color.

I decided to try it out on the tips of my nails first.  I think this actually looks nicer than if I were to paint my entire nail bed :3 Will definitely try some cool designs with this polish in the future~

Kalbi, kimbap, nigiri

So, because of my Pichu fail, I was sad and didn't make this bento cute or anything >w< At least it tastes good, right? ahaha~ ;w; ♥

That's all for today!  Thank you for stopping by ^o^ I will try to post again later this week~ Have a great day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

LOTD: Hearts

Hello everyone~ I haven't updated this in a month ;; Midterms have been killing me.  Fortunately, spring break is next week so I should have more time to blog ^o^

First off, I'd like to thank everyone who prayed and expressed their concern for my family and me while Hawaii was under the tsunami warning.  All of my family and friends are safe, both here and in Japan.  However, thousands of people are still suffering in Japan.  If you haven't already, I'd like to kindly ask you please donate to a reputable relief fund.  Any amount, large or small, will help so please do your part ♥

Onto the lotd~ I wore this outfit earlier this week to school ♥ I am in absolute love with the stockings~ Trying to think of some better coordinates to wear them with, but this is what I've thrown together for now. I'm open to any of your style suggestions!~
Top: Codi Club
Skirt: Spiral Girl
Stockings: Aldo
Shoes: Aldo

Haven't posted any new nail art pictures, so here are my current nails at the moment ♥
I layered China Glaze Crackle polish in black over two coats of light pink polish and silver glitter.  At first, the black crackle looked a tad dull, but that was easily fixed with a layer of super shiny top coat ^o^

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! ♥ I hope you all spent the day with the person you love most ^o^

Today's bento is heart-themed in spirit of the holiday~ Heart-shaped hamburger sliders, arabiki sausages, omelette, rice, and fruits ♥ I woke up extra early to make sure I had enough time for this bento ^^;;

Made with love! ♥

Here is the recipe for the hamburger sliders, if anyone is interested~

Ingredients ♥
  • Ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp shoyu
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt & pepper to taste

1. Using your hands, mix ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Form patties (make them small if you are making sliders). For the bento, I cut out heart-shaped patties with a cookie cutter :3
3. Grill the patties on high heat until cooked through.
4. Sandwich between hamburger buns or white/wheat bread. (Cut out hearts from bread to make Valentine-themed sliders!)
5. If you wish, add your favorite toppings! (Lettuce, onion, tomato, ketchup, whatever~!)
6. Serve and enjoy ^o^

Sunday, February 13, 2011

LOTD: Almost Spring

Hello hello~ I wore this outfit to school on Friday. The dress is super cute, but I don't like wearing anything strapless so I paired it with a knit top ♥

Dress: Theme

Just a simple, easy outfit ♥ I'll have to shop around for a nice hair accessory to wear with it :3

My boyfriend and I exchanged Valentine's day presents a little early this year :3 He got me a Kinect and Dance Central ^o^~ It's so much fun!  For his present, I bought him a gaming mouse for Starcraft ♥ Speaking of which, we finally hopped on the 2v2 ladder today~ We're in gold right now, but hopefully will rank up to platinum soon ;w;

Okay well, we're going to Starbucks for a study session right now :3 Thanks for reading ♥

Monday, February 7, 2011


I rather like this look, mostly for the top :3 Wore this to school last week~
Top: Spiral Girl
Skirt: Spiral Girl

Yesterday was a lot of fun~ Watched the Superbowl with a couple of friends and ate homemade korean food ♥ I was really anti-social most of the weekend though :< Didn't go to the Punahou carnival because I didn't want to fight through crowds. Now I'm sad because I missed out on malasadas and teri burgers ;; I also chose to stay in on First Friday because I was really tired even though I knew I would have had a fun time at Ka with everyone. Blah, well at least I feel well rested today :3

Last week, my boyfriend and I finally tried Ireh restaurant. It's super cute and the food is excellent! The interior makes it feel like you're in a K-drama >w<

Topokki ♥

My chicken jook~ So good!

Patbingsu for dessert ♥ Just like heaven~

Also, I just found out that my blog is on page one of the Tumblr directory for "Cute" ^o^ Thank you very much to everyone who recommended ♥ It really means a lot to me!

Now going to watch the GSL team leagues and attempt to finish my finance homework~ Thanks for reading ^o^

Friday, February 4, 2011


Today's bento is cream of mushroom pork chop with nigiri and peppers!  I cooked the pork chops last night for dinner ♥ The bf liked it so I hope he is okay with eating it again for lunch today ^o^

Some people have been asking me to post recipes, so this will be my first cooking post ^o^

I didn't really follow a recipe for this meal, just winged it for the most part, but here is the recipe to make cream of mushroom pork chops~

  • Pork chops (I used a leaner cut because we are dieting)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can milk
  • 1 large onion
  • 1-2 cups fresh mushrooms
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • White wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper

1. Salt & pepper pork chops to taste and cook on medium-high until brown.
2. Once pork chops are brown, remove from heat.
3. Sauté onions, mushrooms, and crushed garlic. Add a splash of white wine to pan.
4. Return pork chops to pan and add cream of mushroom soup & milk.
5. Allow chops to cook for 30 minutes or until tender.
6. Serve and enjoy ^o^

Monday, January 24, 2011

LOTD: Brooklyn without limits

If you get my title reference, I love you forever ♥

Wore this last week. It's a simple outfit, but I absolutely love the jeans. They fit lovely and are super comfy! I feel like Liz Lemon in that one episode :3
Top: Bought at some boutique
Jeans: Guess
Shoes: Aldo

So on another note, I started my job as a teacher's aide today :3 Basically, I help take care of two-year-olds~ It's pretty fun for the most part, plus the hours fit perfectly into my school schedule.

Nothing else interesting enough to blog about so here are pictures of foods I ate recently :3

Chinese chicken salad & pea soup at CPK with Steph ♥

Mandu soup at Jun Cafe

Hakata ramen with Steph ♥

Jjajangmyun~! So good ^o^

Zero calorie soda with collagen :3

Strawberry Melona~

Homemade acai bowl :3

Yaay food posts~ Thanks for reading ♥

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

LOTD + sushi~

Tuesday's outfit ♥
Top: YesStyle
Skirt: Spiral Girl
Shoes: Aldo

I wore this to school and later in the day to a dive bar with my boyfriend and his friends.  Now that I can finally drink legally, they made me a part of their weekly drinking crew :P I'm honored, but at the same time, I'm worried about gaining weight from increased beer consumption ;A; I guess this means more time at the gym for me~

After a few drinks, we headed over to Genki sushi for dinner.  I have mixed feelings about that restaurant as I have heard many stories of people getting mercury poisoning after eating there.  Regardless, it was good enough for a quick sushi fix. My friend mentioned their spicy bomb, which is basically spicy tuna in inari. It was pretty delicious!

I will try and do more of these short outfit posts in the future! Thanks for reading ♥

Friday, January 14, 2011

Birthday Weekend~

I am a week late with these photos (such a bad blogger, I know orz).  Well, last Saturday was my 21st birthday.  I honestly didn't think I'd feel any different going from 20 to 21, but I have to admit it's nice to not have to worry about getting kicked out of places for being too young ^o^

On Friday, I met up with Steph, Monica, Kaire, & Lauren for dinner at Doraku~
Delicious sushi is delicious ♥

We had to take pictures quickly before everyone started attacking the food >w<

Espresso Martini ♥ Sooo good~

Kaire & me ♥ Taken with Steph's awesome instant camera~ We took more pictures but idk who has them ¯\('~`;)/¯

After a couple hours, we walked over to Gyukaku for more foods (eating two times in one night, ftw~)
Waikiki apples ♥

Kaire and I shared a bibimbap, but I ate it too fast and forgot to take pictures :x

On Saturday, my boyfriend took me to Ala Moana to look for a new outfit for the evening. He bought me this super cute maxi dress from Spiral Girl~
I've always wanted one and I finally have it ^o^~

For my birthday dinner, we went to Inaba for yummy soba ♥
So delicious! It is now one of my favorite restaurants :3

I had my birthday party at Apartment 3~ We had two booths for my closest friends. I didn't want to do anything too crazy, just sit and drink with good company in chic atmosphere ^^

Their drinks are so amazing ♥ This one is acai, blueberry, & organic agave

I had such a blast~ The best part was getting to celebrate with the people I love ♥

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Galaxy leggings + more

First off, i'd like to wish everyone a very happy new year! ♥ I hope you celebrated with loved ones and had a great time ringing in 2011!  Let's make this year the best one yet ^o^

Now, onto the leggings!  I ordered these after seeing them on Tumblr ;w; Absolutely had to have them~ They are so comfortable and stretchy!
I am still trying to think of good coordinates to go with these.  Any suggestions?

Close up

I also bought new shoes!  Suede ♥

Gray booties. I need an outfit for these~

Lace and leopard tights

I plan on making a lot more outfit posts, so stay tuned! ^o^