Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
I'm going to have trouble with this though:
Tape cassettes, laser disc players, old computers and cell phones are just taking up space.
I can't throw away my tape cassettes! I should turn them into mp3s.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
And then it occurred to me that she's probably the character on Sex and The City. Darnit, I do know who she is. It's my roomie's fault. Oh well. I guess I am brainwashed.
Hey, at least I know she's fictional! A guy in my Japanese class thought that Bridget Jones's Diary was an autobiography. bwahaha.
Add the "Peppermint Patty" title and it's perfection. Even though I totally identified with Marcy.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
In the meantime, I will list the most visible examples of this ongoing crime against good taste:
Kinki Kids: you might think that the name of this duo is itself a crime, but there is actually a region in Japan called 近畿（きんき）, of which Kinki is a perfectly valid romanization. No, their crime lies in their clothing, their hair, and their dancing (in that order). To get an idea of the hair, you can look here. Imagine the black hair with medium curls and one side of the hair shaved. He looks like a grandmother now.
SMAP: I really don't understand why this group of 5 guys continues to sing, but whatever. I don't listen to them. What really disturbs me is the fact that 5 guys in their mid to late 20s actually chooses to wear the atrocious costumes (for musical performances) that they do. Since SMAP is pretty much the most popular entertainment group in Japan (and has been for many years now), it is inconceivable that they cannot pick their own clothing, so I can only conclude that they cannot tell that it's ugly.
W-inds: The "W" in the name of this trio may be lowercase, but I don't care enough to check. As usual, their clothing and their dancing are unacceptable.
Tackey and Tsubasa: Another unfortunate name. Same issues. I've never heard them sing, but the photos speak for themselves. (Search for "human mirrorballs")
Kansai Johnny 8: As usual, bad clothing, bad dancing, and mediocre singing.
I'm sure there are many more offenders, but I can't keep track of them all.
Clearly it's all Johnny's fault.
ps. I have nothing against the above groups or their fans. As entertainers, they're pretty good. I just find the clothing unspeakable.
Monday, November 21, 2005
One does not necessitate nor imply the other. Fascinating.
By the way, I need a more delicate synonym for "label whore."
Today I tried on my sample of Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune. After four hours, it smells vaguely...chemical. Actually, I can't think of what it reminds me of. It's not quite chemical; if I smell it properly there's a nice mixture of scents, but the overall effect is not quite pleasing.
Fun anyway. I'll be trying a different sample tomorrow.
I've been using LUSH's Snowcake soap for a couple days now. I love the scent of almonds. Bathing is almost luxurious now. It's nice for the drier winter weather too.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
"Hopefully not, heh," says my wallet.
The inner evangelist; many people, including me, seem to like evangelizing about various products that they feel strongly about. It's a curious thing. We honestly believe that these things are great, and we want everyone to discover how great they are too. It's like we're all becoming infomercials. I'd better curb this tendency. It comes out the strongest when I talk to my parents.
I bought a cake of Snowcake soap from LUSH in Shimokitazawa. It smells lovely, but I haven't tried it yet.
I need to find some people who blog about minimalism.
Finishing Walden Pond would be a good start towards simplifyng my life. I think I got about half way through that book. Quite pithy and interesting but somehow a little too dense to finish easily. Very different from reading Harry Potter books which are like scarfing Cheetos. Tasty but not fulfilling.
Regarding a jewelry site, Spirit Fingers writes:
Some of the designs are bordering on gaudy but there's a heap of pretty, sparkly beaded goodness that had me hunched over the keyboard whispering "My preciousss...we wantsss it!".I love Lord of the Rings' references.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
I haven't posted lately. I guess I've been more absorbed with reading other people's blogs.
The nice thing about inexpensive makeup is that when you accidentally buy the wrong thing, it doesn't matter. I got gold eyeliner instead of
brown, but at 380 yen, it doesn't bother me. I tried the gold on; it actually makes a nice subtle sparkle. A little too glittery for work though. I'll try layering on some various color shadows.
I want to throw away that greasy black eyeliner I got from Three Minutes Happiness. It goes on transparently, so really isn't much use. I guess the product lives up to the store's name! Most things in the store are 100 yen.