Hello 2011!

Yulong Mountain in Li Jiang, Yunnan

It’s a brand new year! I spent a whole week up in the mountains of Yunnan, China including a very uneventful New Year’s Eve in Shangri-La. However, I will admit that being internet-less in the middle of all things (somewhat) basic, peaceful and natural does bring a different perspective into my thoughts. I will probably do a trip post soon, after I get my photos out of my camera!

A few days late, to post resolutions, but this year I have 3:
1) Stay fit
This includes eating healthy, shedding the weight I’ve put on in the years of studying in England, and keeping in shape! Since I’ve been back in Singapore, cheerleading has definitely pushed me to shape up, but I feel that I can do better and I will admit that I am vain enough to want to work for it. No more half-hearted diets for me this year!

2) Clean up!
I have way too much clutter in my life and it is partly because I just can’t give anything I own up! Sentimental value and all that jazz.. it’s really not a helpful to be a pack-rat when I’ve come back from 5 years of having my own space to sharing a room with my sister again. The state of my wardrobe is appalling and no matter how much I clear it out, it just seems to be so full! And let’s not get started on my shoes and cosmetics. An absolute nightmare! So I will have to declutter and reorganise my life by Chinese New Year, and somehow keep it that way! I know lots of girls have this clutter problem too, so I will probably blog to document this process.

3) Off Screen Memories
I realise that since going digital, I don’t have any physical photo albums anymore! It sucks that I used to have all these photos from my Poly days (no matter how badly taken) that I no longer have  because I lost them as digital data during computer crashes and harddrive failures. I recently unearthed a few photos of my childhood and I’ve decided that I would like to keep my memories recorded off the screen as well. (:

I’ll be working to keep these resolutions! What are your resolutions this year?

 

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In Character: Uta no Oniisan

My favourite photos, printed out using a Polaroid Pogo on the spot!

It’s been a while since I’ve last cosplayed.. possibly over a year! Recently thanks to my dear friend Ivoryfox, I’ve somehow gotten roped in to doing characters not from Anime and Manga, but from Japanese Dramas! Sometimes I think if not for Ivory, I wouldn’t be cosplaying very much anymore… 😡

This time around, we chose to cosplay the main characters off the Drama Uta no Oniisan with Ivory as Kenta, and Me as Urara.

The thing about cosplaying a character off a live action drama is that there is always that comparison to the actor’s face and features, thus making it a little more challenging. Plus, these characters tend to be a little less recognisable, so I got a couple of strange guesses as to who I was, like “Strawberry Shortcake” and “Strawberry Girl”. Lol!

The cast of Uta no Oniisan

Photo by Valentine (:

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Out and About: EOY 2010

Journeyed down to Woodlands with the rest of the girls to EOY 2010 at RP  this weekend! Having not prepared a costume this year, our main aim to going down was to catch the Lolita Fashion Runway so we planned on coming a bit later in the day. We paid S$16 for our tickets, which was the most I have ever paid for any EOY ticket in the last 8 years! There seemed to be less people this year, but it could be due to to us coming quite late in the day so I can’t really judge for sure!

Little Bears Cafe at EOY 2010, Photo by Shu ♥

Steph and I came (fashionably) late, having been held back a while by Dance Central and dressing up in her Magical Dressing Room earlier that day. I originally planned on wearing my Milky Berry JSK, but I couldn’t say no when Steph generously offered to let me wear her lovely Little Bear’s Cafe JSK! I lovelove this series, and I’d definitely consider owning a piece of it myself (:

But anyway, what I really wanted to blog about isn’t so much about the runway or the attendance.  Basically, during one of the performances, one of the audience members in the front got really into the song and stood up and did wotagei! However, he and a few others who were up on their feet jumping and dancing to the song were told by staff to sit back down in their seats. I was late, so I missed seeing this in person, but the girls did take a video of it, so I have seen this in action at least on video.

If you are not familiar with Wotagei, it is basically a sets of dance moves and chants that fans in japan do to show their support and appreciation during their idol’s song. Here’s a class example of Wotagei done in Japan to Mikitty’s (Hello!Project Artiste) Romantic Ukare Mode:

As an innocent bystander I do think it is a little strange and scary to see Wotagei being actually done in real life, but at the same time, I feel that it is a little unfair for the poor guy who was obviously really into the performance enough to wotagei it up by himself to be told to sit back down! I mean, when I’m at a gig and there’s a song I love that comes on, I’m definitely up on my feet dancing to it! So I think it is quite a bit of a downer to be told to sit back down. Plus, EOY is meant to be a platform for Japanese culture and I think that Wotagei is a big part of otaku culture and should not neccessarily be out of place at such an event.

Anyways, Wotagei aside, I didn’t get to see many people during the event having come so late! I managed to see a few of the Runway participants in their coordinates and chat with them as I haven’t been to any meets in ages! I also caught some of Danceroid’s performance (which some of the audience had to dance along in their seats)! The two girls were very cute and have a lot of energy and spunk into their dance so I quite liked it!

After a full exciting weekend full of events and activities, I’m completely knackered. EOY is the last event I’ll be going to this year, so here’s to more exciting events in the next year!

x

out and about: walking with dinosaurs

My dad bought tickets for me, my mum and my 2 sisters to see Walking With Dinosaurs today! Between me and my sister, we absolutely geeked out over dinosaurs as kids! We could name all the dinosaurs from the different periods and even now we still have lots of dinosaur plushies in the house. So really, you can just imagine how excited I was about the show despite me feeling crap ill!

Being the vain cats we usually are, the 3 of us put in a tiny bit more effort into dressing up as compared to the rest of the audience.They prolly needed comfy clothes to chase after their kids in. 😡

Check out my lovely feather headband! It was a nice find at Portobello Market a couple of weeks back when I was in London ❤ I used to really regret buying that particular nude shade of No.7 lippie, but I think it’s started to grow on me recently!

Anyway back to Walking With Dinosaurs! It was an amazing show and I was so impressed by the technology behind the dinosaurs! It was realistic and so well staged with a few good laughs thrown in, and way better than what I expected, to be honest! My favourite was the towering Brachiosaurus and the mini T-rex, who had a bit of a cheeky personality and was really cute. As usual, Mama T-rex completely stole the show!

They sold $5 Milo Dinosaurs at the entrance, lol. I was temped but I couldn’t justify it to be honest! I didn’t get any official merchandise for myself, but my sister got herself an adorable Torosaurus plushie (S$30), which i am very jealous of! We also bought a Show Pamphlet (S$20) which I felt was quite well put together, especially if you had kids and wanted to explain about the names of the dinosaurs to them later on. It’s quite a good keepsake as well, with all the amazing photos of the cast, way better than what your regular camera would capture while watching the show.

S and her new plush Torosaurus

Speaking of photos, Im not sure what people are thinking when they use their point and shoot cameras during the show with their flash turned on. Firstly, you wont even get great photos in that setting and secondly, there were at least 3 announcements about Flash Photography not being allowed, yet there were SO many camera flashes during the entire show! I mean, honestly, it was almost like an annoying lighting effect because the seating area was U-shaped. D:

Most of the crowd were parents with their own kids, yet they were blatantly ignoring rules. Way to go setting a good example for your own kids, guys! Unfortunately, this spoiled the whole experience for me a little, and I even had to tell the lady next to me to turn her flash off because it was literally in my face (she changed seats with her daughter 4 seats down 2 mins later and continued regardless :\). Really wish these people had been responsible enough to at least turn their flash off instead of thinking it was alright to go ahead and do it with the others before them.. or maybe the stadium could have had staff walking around looking out for these flashers? I mean, Ive been to concerts where this was implemented and by giving a vebal warning it would have probably made a difference and made the experience a lot better for everyone. :\

So anyway, flashers aside, It was really a great show, very entertaining and educational for kids especially! Be sure to catch it while you still can, if you haven’t already! It’s definitely something you don’t see everyday. (: And remember, if when you go, please buy a pamphlet and enjoy the photos in it. Don’t use any flash photography while watching!

x

the view from my bed

Being ill and all, I have been spending most of my day in bed! Not too fun really, but luckily for laptops and phone technology , at least I’m still connected in some way!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but my skin always seems to break out when I’m ill. Luckily, I managed to get a couple of Charcoal Chin Packs from Etude House a couple of days ago and it’s pretty much the perfect time to try out!

I use Pore Packs a lot, and they do make a difference for me when I use them regularly, so finding some that work for my chin (which is so prone to clogged pores, btw) is just ace!

These Chin Packs are quite effective in pulling out black heads, comparable to the Guardian home brand ones that I usually use. But they are a little tricky to put on right – They tend to shift slightly when you move your mouth before fully drying, so I would recommend pursing your lips when applying and keeping them that way till it starts to feel a little stiff. Point to note: you will NOT look as cute and glamourous as that girl on the pack. The cute illustration liesss! 😡

My dearest Tiggy-cat happily went and scratched his own eye AGAIN, which got all swollen and infected. This happens quite often, so we always have a spare Cone-collar available just in case.

He spent the whole day in bed with me, fighting with me for my blankets and bolster pillows because he felt so uncomfortable in his collar! Poor Tiggy-cat! He’s lying here next to me as I type and his recovery seems way faster than mine :\ Boooo!

Well I shall treat myself to a face mask tonight and hopefully that will make me feel better! I hope the germs go away soooon ):

Under the weather…

I’d give anything for an Absolutely Cakes cupcake right about now… ):

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather recently, which was mostly bearable till today. I feel like I just swallowed a glass of razors and it is so not fun!

The worst part of being ill is not being able to eat the things you want! And all I want right now are some yummy cakes and sweets!

Here’s hoping that this photo of a cupcake I once ate will placate my craving… and that I’ll be well enough to sit though my final driving theory test tomorrow.

x

Hello world!

I’ve always envied those who have the balls to speak and publish about their lives, interests and their thoughts regardless of what others think! Especially since most of my life, opinions, and thoughts are known only by a select few. I wish I had a better excuse for being selectively reserved, but at the end of the day, I was constantly afraid of being judged. However, I’ve decided that I want to change that, and thus, this blog exists. (:

My name is Feli, and I think I’m finally able to start sharing parts of my life with everyone else. (: