Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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The Black Tux

I am kinda bummed to know that my boyfriend's first time wearing a tuxedo was for an event I didn't care for: Prom. Not only was it not for an event I found not important and incredibly overrated (see my post about my prom experience) also that when you think of it, it can be put as: "the first time he wore a tux was not for me (not for our wedding), but for another girl for prom". Okay, that sounded way more jealous than I intended. What I mean to emphasize was the prom part. I still don't understand what the big deal is about prom. I thought tuxes were reserved for special events such as being one of the grooms-men for your good buddy. Prom though?

I guess on the guy's part they can brag about having already worn a tux, but at this age or at a high school senior's age? Does it really matter?

When I say tuxedo what do you guys think of: weddings or prom?
When I say the word prom, what do you guys think of: suits or tuxes?
When I say the word groom, what do you guys think of: suits or tuxes?
Does the average high school students even have the money for tux rentals as opposed to suits lying around at home?

I think the answers to these are clear, but then again, it is my opinion again. Someone please enlighten me with the opposing argument.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: Grey Circle Lenses

As promised, here's the review on the Geo Bella Grey Circle Lenses from PinkyParadise!

A little about the lenses:

Origin: South Korea
Diameter: 14.2mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: 1 year disposal
And here's a picture of the lenses from PinkyParadise 

The Review

Comfort: 5/5
I'm usually not a contact lens wearer so I was very surprised that these were incredibly comfortable. I wore it out for about 6 hours on a slightly chilly day here in mid-May Canada. It was about 15 degrees Celsius. I had no problems with discomfort at all except for when I first put them in my right eye. But that also happened with other lenses so I believe it just may be my eye structure that is causing the discomfort. There were times though maybe twice, where I would get slight blurriness but after blinking once or twice, it'd go away.

Colour: 4/5
Super natural colour. Exactly what I was looking for. The picture the of the lenses on the model makes the lens seem like it would be a lighter grey than I expected, but that is the case only in good lightings, otherwise it is quite natural on my dark brown eyes.

Overall: 4.5/5
The Geo Bella Grey looks very pretty for subtle enlarging and subtle colour. I would definitely recommend this to those who want to try circle lenses for the first time, or those wanting a natural look with subtle enhancements. I would repurchase this when my lenses come to the end of its life span.

My Experience with PinkyParadise

My first experience with PinkyParadise was nice, their shipping estimated times are incredibly accurate. I paid for the express shipping that estimated around 3-5 business days and it arrived on the third business day after I placed my order. I also had a coupon code that I used that gave free samples, and they gave me something that could hold my hair back and three eye-masks! My order had 4 lenses in total and the packaging for it was amazing, nothing was damaged as each pair of lenses were wrapped in pink foam. Overall I really like their service and I'd definitely buy from them again.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A girl made my day at Anime North!

So I went to a convention for something that I was not very interested in: Anime. A lot of people were cosplaying, including my boyfriend, his brother, and friends. I knew less than 10% of the characters cosplayed at the convention, and was feeling very left out. My boyfriend, his brother, and his gang cosplayed as members of a swim team from a popular anime called Free!. So as people went up to them and asked for pictures, I just tried to get out of the way and hid into the back ground.

This happened for a lot of the day. Except for when my boyfriend and I were alone. Then no one really asks for his picture as it is more rare for a whole group cosplaying as members of the full swim team.

Near the end of our day at the convention, I was browsing around the artists' area with my boyfriend and this girl approached us and asked us both to pose for a picture. like....whatttt??? I'm not even in a costume! Well...I am a redhead asian and I was wearing the "swim team" colour (kinda), but I looked in no way in role for any character from that anime. That girl who asked for our picture was considerate enough to include a seemingly not-an-anime-lover girlfriend of a cosplayer in a picture. Giiiiiiiiirrrrlllll, you're amazing, thank you for making me feel included!

She made made my i-feel-left-out kind of day!
Ooh and on the plus, MY BOYFRIEND TOOK ME TO GET WINGS !!! -craving satisfied- -happy me- #previouspost

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Wishlist - May

May Wanted - Things that would be cool to have, but I don't really need them. 
  1. An Apartment. It doesn't need to be a fancy apartment, just something liveable. In fact, I don't even need furniture. Just the mattress would be great. I've been wanting to move out for a while now and usually step one of that would be to save up money...or graduate first. While I'm working on that, I guess it will be an item on my wishlist. 
  2. A Watch. Work can be slow when you have no idea what time it is. You don't know when your shift is going to end, or if it's even close to break time. A watch would be handy at work. Also, I really like the look of simple casual watches. It jazzes up the lazy outfit but can still be worn with dressy outfits. 
  3. An Every Day City Bag. A bag that can be worn to carry my bigger items such as my 13 inch laptop and a notebook, as well as my other knick knacks (like my phone, sweater, pens, mints, on-the-go make-up kit, my camera etc). I would use this as a replacement for my backpack for my more glammed up days. Maybe when I am going to a job interview, if I ever have business meetings, or just days I want to use a fancier bag to attend classes. Don't get me wrong, I love my Hershel Supply Co. Baltasar backpack, it's just that some days, I need something dressier to match the outfit and occasion. An everyday city bag in monochromatic tones would be amazing. 
  4. Louisiana Chicken Wings. Ahh. Any solid foods please. Only when you can't eat some things that you crave them. I was totally fine with resisting the urges to eat when I was able to eat. But since my wisdom teeth extraction a few days ago, I can't eat hard to eat solids yet. Pleasseeee give me chicken wings when I can eat again!
Well that sums up my current want list. Anyone want to buy me chicken wings in a week? 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Circle Lenses

I just placed an order for circle lenses from pinkyparadise! YAY! I've only worn circle lenses once and that was a year ago. It was a pair that my friend got for me from an anime convention. This time, I was actually able to choose the circle lenses I want. I've wanted to try circle lenses for a long time. Ones that look natural and that I can wear on a daily basis--not cosplay ones like the one my friend got me last year. I've done quite a bit of research on them over the years, but never got around to actually buying a pair from online. I find that shopping for the circle lenses in the local stores here in Toronto is very tricky. There can be fake lenses that mimic the logo of brands but the product is not up to par with the quality. Of everything that I can cheap out on, I think I'd like to keep my eyes functional so ordering from a well trusted online store was what I did.

I ordered the GEO BELLA GREY circle lenses for myself.
It is supposed to be a 14.2 mm diameter (one of the smaller diameters on the market of circle lenses).
I will probably do a review on this lens once I receive them.

I also ordered a few lenses for my boyfriend and his brother for their cosplay costume. They're cosplaying as a characters from a swim team in an anime called Free!. Yeah...I haven't watched that anime so I don't really know what it is about. They got green and purple lenses. My boyfriend is suggesting that I cosplay as a girl from that anime as well so I got red lenses to play that girl. I may or may not do a review on those red lenses.

I'm super excited for these lenses to come in!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

If I Could do Prom Over Again

It's prom season and it's reminding me of how old I've gotten. It's been two years since my senior year of high school. Two years! Okay well...It's wasn't that far away, and it doesn't make me feel that old, but I wonder how things would've been for prom if it went a little differently. Would I have chosen a short dress again or a long dress? Would I have done my hair differently? What did I think about the promposal I got? Would I have said yes to that prom date this time around? 

The Dress
Well first of all, when I was in my senior year of high school, I was not as worried about the look of the dress as the cost of getting a dress at all. I didn't have much money, what I had was some saved up lunch money that I didn't use over the months and some birthday money. My budget for a dress was very small. Other girls just asked their parents to buy a dress for them, but I didn't want to burden my Asian parents. Asking them for 200-400 dollars for a (what other girls call a cheaper range) dress that I was only going to use for one night seemed too much. I also had to pay for my own budget was important.

So shopping around, I found a dress that was under $150 and seemed acceptable as a prom dress. Oh how wrong I was. I felt like many of the other girls at prom were so much more glamorous than I was. I had a short purple dress with faint green tones. 

This was my prom dress.
I wasn't the least under-dressed since other girls had dresses that looked more like a grade 5 graduation dress or a summer dress from forever 21, but I was there on the "I feel underdressed" list.
My dress was puffy...hated it when I put it on that night. 

Now...If I could do prom again, I woudve picked a long or short but flowing, but not puffy.
Something like these dresses would've been perfect...if budget allowed of course. (Or if I got really lucky and found a dress like these within my budget)

The Hair
Okay, you have to understand that I did not know how to do hair or make-up as well as I do now back in the day. For prom in my senior year, I had curls and I put it in a half up do. Not knowing how to curl my hair properly back then, I curled all the pieces in the same direction. A big mistake for a long night, I know. The curls ended up piecing together for one big wave rather than curls. The up-do was also kinda weird because of that. My whole look was kinda weird because the length of my hair didn't suit the type of tight curls that I had. I had about shoulder length hair and the curls just made my hair look even shorter.

How I would've done this differently is to instead of trying a half up do, I would've left my hair down and gave myself much looser waves. Sorta like the girl in the blue dress above.

The Promposal & The Prom Date
The promposal I got was a simple rose and question. To be completely honest, I really didn't care what promposal I got as long as the person promposing to me wanted to do it. I'd probably find any promposal cute.

My boyfriend at that time complained so much about needing to give me a promposal at all since we were already dating. After his friends told him the reasons for it like..."it's just for fun"..."why not, just to put a smile on her face"...etc. he finally gave me a promposal. Not that I even asked him for one. I just told some friends that it would be nice to receive one and I guess that passed around. After promposing though, he complained that he had to go purchase that one rose at all and make the time at all to prompose. Then, when there were arguments that arose between us, there's be that one line he says "I gave you a promposal, so I'm right in this argument." okay he didn't really say that but that's what he'd imply, mentioning the promposal.

So really, if I were to do this part differently, I'd rather go alone to prom or even not go at all. I was actually not planning on attending prom at all but that mean prom date/ex complained so hard and even offered to pay for my ticket so I hesitantly agreed. Well...he ended up not paying because he "forgot to" and "forgot he offered to". Did I even mention limo costs? Split between about 10 others, we each had to pay about $50. I didn't want to take the limo and was going to carpool with some friends and their dates, but no, I was threatened (with that promposal) to go with him and his friends in a limo. He offered to pay for my portion & guess what?? YUP, he "forgot". He even forgot to pay for his own portion that I had to pay for it.

Then came the actual event. This prom date did not let me on the dance floor to have fun at all. When I wanted to go up and dance with some girl friends, he would not let me. He made me stay at the table the entire time when the rest of the world is on the dance floor having fun. 

So really, I would have been better off not going at all to this horrendous senior prom night that everyone says is a one in a lifetime type of night.

I just get so jealous when others talk about their prom night, the movie moment night, the movie like date, and everything of that sort, and all I had were threats, wallet drainage, and emotional stress.

And that concludes my little (not-so-little) rant about my prom experience. 

Edit: Forgot to mention. Our prom tickets came with a professional photoshoot at the lobby while waiting for the event planners to start seating people. My prom date didnt even let me take photos. He didn't let me take a photo with him and he didn't let me go take a photo with my friends. He didn't let me take that photoshoot at all. To all those people who got to, I'm jealous of you. Seems like everyone had a kickass time at prom and I was there waiting for it to end so I could go home. 


Lana Del Rey? No. Long distance relationship. My long distance relationship. It can also be an acronym for Lavina-Distance-Raymond. -Cries-

It's don't get to see each other as often as you like. Trust is a big thing and patience is the other.

Well...we're not quite long distance, but its far enough that we can't see each until the weekends and even then our schedules sometimes does not match up. Semi-long distance, as he likes to call it.

90 km and about 3 cities away, I'm keeping warm in his cologne sprayed hoodie.


There is about 27 days before my boyfriend's 20th birthday and I still don't know what to get him. The panic.. I'm currently just browsing the internet for cute gift ideas and birthday celebration ideas. Anyone have suggestions? I'm on a low budget considering that I still haven't found a job for the summer yet.

Before school ended, I was actually hoping that my old employers were still hiring. That way I would've got a few pay-checks in before his birthday, but the companies aren't doing so well in business this year and are not hiring at the moment.

Aside from a handmade card and a gift, I'm smoked out of ideas. Maybe I should check out his favourite clothing stores, but I don't know if he'd like the clothes I choose for him. I know that he also likes couple things like workout shirts, bracelets, phone cases, etc. but I feel like those should be reserved for anniversaries.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Past, Present, Future.

Summer is a time to slow down and enjoy the little things. Enjoy the present and have faith in what the future holds.

I sometimes forget the gift of the present. I look back on things that are no longer important. I know I need to learn to accept the past. My past, and the past of those around me.

 I feel like writing and blogging has been helping, but I still have work to do. I need to get to that place where I was when nothing bothered me like this. Summer, please help me pick myself back up.

"Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be."

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