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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Instagram Update

A quick update of the last few weeks boring events through my instagram photos(clearly because i'm too lazy to edit my camera photos yet...) Some of these will have more detailed posts later! (cough nails cough)

recently received my Nobis jacket! I'm ready for the cold weather Canada... ^-^
Yep I redid my nails after a week... Gel nails practice! with lots of glitter.
So If you've ever heard of omurice, you'll know its a kind of fried rice in japan. Omelette rice = Omu-rice! I have my own style of making it and i love it... *drool*

Sunday, December 9, 2012

November Gmarket Haul #1: 1$ Sale

So this is going to be a quick short haul(because i take too long to edit more photos >< !) There was a special happening during the month of November where ever week or so they had items special for 1$ (not including Shipping) for overseas buyers! There were about 4-6 different items depending on the week and this went on for all of November. I personally thought it was a great deal even with shipping to Canada so I bought two things that I liked in the first week! p.s. I also fixed my edited photo quality issues now! I forgot to set my resolution to 300 whenever I resized =-=" Please ignore the very bolded logo... :$

I received my package about 1 1/2 weeks after? I can't remember haha. But it was fast enough :)
(I actually had no idea they were part of Ebay now)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Shopping Online/in Store for the Kpop Fan

This post is quite overdue, since i'm an incredibly lazy blogger... Which I apologize for. Before I begin writing about my lengthy month and half trip in Hong Kong and the events there I'll talk about shopping online specifically the sites(or places) I've bought from and what I have bought related to kpop merchandise.

I'll also give some tips on shopping online and where is best to buy(based on my own experience of course!) And no I am not sponsored in any way by these companies, if i ever do get sponsored I will put a disclaimer.

A quick summary of the site/place ordered from will be given and a score as well. Each will be given a score out of 5 from the following: service, delivery time, cost and overall comments & ratings.

G-Market is a korea based site, similar to Ebay but the Korean version of it. There are many sellers on the site each with their own "shops" and listings. Provided if you live in Korea you can directly have items shipped from the seller to you, but there are many overseas buyers and G-Market deals mainly with these customers. They have a warehouse where sellers ship the items to and package it together, weigh and EMS out to almost anywhere worldwide.
★★★★☆ 4/5
Most sellers do not speak English so G-Market does provide online chat service for translations and have a way of contacting them directly with other questions. Most were prompt and tried their best to answer my questions in English. G-Market usually has good service although I do know many people have encountered problems with unresolved issues. However, that is a minority and I have yet to encounter problems with ordering.
Delivery Time
★★★★☆ 4/5
Because G-Market does not deal directly with sellers, you must inquire sellers if your item has not been shipped to the warehouse yet. 90% of sellers are quick and efficient with shipping but there is a small percent that take FOREVER to ship. I only encounter this problem when I buy clothes but KPOP merchandise I buy usually from Synnara or Hot Tracks any official seller and don't encounter problems.
★★★☆☆ 3.5/5
(Because I don't have a half star...) Cost varies with G-Market. Because they use EMS shipping it arrives much faster but it also costs a lot more. Shipping costs are also dependent by country and determined by weight. I mainly ship to Hong Kong in bulk order because my parents travel back often and can pick it up, and the shipping is half of what it is to Canada. If you plan to buy from G-Market make it a bulk order to save on costs.
★★★★☆ 4/5
I am content with G-Market and I do know for sure when I buy my kpop products off Synnara it counts toward Hanteo Charts. The costs vary and shipping is sometimes pricey but if you feel the need to be reassured that your purchase counts, g-market is definitely a go to place for your merchandise.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Reality; small scale of the real world

I'm always hearing from people who have moved on from high school to University how much they miss high school. At the moment you are in high school and getting closer to graduation the feeling of a need and rush to get out is what most of us feel right? But the moment we enter university and into the second half of our life we immediately want to return back to being careless teenagers in high school.
People say that High School = some of the best years of your life and some people also say university/college = best 4 years of your life. Reality is the best years of your life aren't really confined to these standards and it is truthfully what we choose to make of it, or what we have gained and experienced from it. I am writing this post now as I am now going to be graduating in the class of 2012 and from the last 4 years, rather than the best years it has been a more bitter and more depressingly disappointing year, one after the other.
What I've learned is not everything is always so pleasant and not everyone is going to give shit about you the moment you are irrelevant. Once you're out you become semi-invisible or just non-existent half the time to some people, whether it's a fact they realize it or not. It's like reality in high school is the same as the real world, just on a much smaller scale. People are selfish by nature and you know what, they want what is to their benefit over what is to others first. You may say, "why are you complaining? IS it not your own fault for not trying to keep close with friends?" "Well aren't you selfish too?" "How can you be so negative about this when it's not like you're trying to make things better?" Why not complain? It's a fact and I'm complaining cause it's true, my complaints do nothing but it does address the issue doesn't it? Is it my fault when I try to I'm still irrelevant so why waste the time to put in effort to something that would just make me upset in the end? I am a selfish person, why else would i write about this? I'm negative in this post but it's just my personal experience.
I have found myself drifting away from a lot of former friends and really it's to the point I don't know if I should be able to even speak of private matters openly without being worried of it being accidentally mentioned to others. Every year it feels like I drift a bit more and now all I want to do is leave high school and find people I can really connect with again. The only thing I have gained is that no matter what your family can probably be your best friend whenever you need them, because they'll always be there for you. And strangely enough as I am saying that, I have had problems with my family before and have also been openly criticized for my relationship with my mother by friends as well.
Some people aren't as lucky as I am to have been able to build an open relationship and a very casual friendly kind of relationship with my family. We are able to communicate without hesitation to each other and openly talk about anything, I can even criticize my mother and she would not find it rude as she does the same to me all the time. I rebuttal against her and argue against her statements and she does the same to me. We piss each other off all the time but we are close in that sense. I've been told to appreciate her more and people feel that my relationship with my mother comes off as "bad". I respect my parents for letting me live an above average life and being open with me as much as I am with them. I don't lie to them anymore, nor do I have to, I don't feel scared about telling them what I want in my life and what I do in my life. I mean I told my mother we were going to be drinking at after prom and I might not even come back till early morning if I couldn't get a cab back and if people were too wasted. I don't see how having a friendship with your parents can be viewed as not appreciating them or that you lack love for your family because of that. I love and hate them. I get pissed at them at vent and swear/ lash out but I can still maintain a good relationship.
I am getting off topic a bit but I wanted to talk about the reality of high school and the reality of the people around you then. Maybe you get lucky and find really amazing people who you're super close to but for me I only have one or two I feel I can be close to still after 4 years. As depressing as I sound, it's the truth from my point of view, maybe some of you disagree with that and still believe I'm just pushing people out. Nope, I'm just not making the effort anymore to try and keep people around me and even trying to "catch up" with others. People who want to be relevant in my future will make sure to do so, and I will return that effort. People who don't care just won't be there and I won't care for them much either. I am already feeling quite invisible in these peoples lives so why must I have to push myself to become visible to them when they can't see me in their eyes already? They don't want to so I shall not make the effort to do so.
I will tell you guys this, high school should be an experience where you really do grow up a lot from where you started. It will amaze you when you look back from the last 4 years and see how much you have changed, from attitude to maturity. I may be immature at times still but I feel like my interests have grown much bigger than just gossiping and requiring people around me to feel happy.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

May the odds ever be in your favour.

Today I'll be doing a longer post (to get me going as I am in writers block for my essay) on The Hunger Games! Last night after dinner I went to watch the movie with a friend at 10:30pm. Exhausting to watch a 2 and half hour movie in the middle of the night... I have personally read the book myself and really enjoyed it, finishing it in a day. It provided a whole new aspect of the world, something that is realistic in the sense it is always possible to end up in a state like Panem.

As I watched the movie I noticed they altered certain aspects of detail, which I didn't really mind because it was a movie. But what I didn't like was the fact some of the things they took out or changed or completely cut out of the movie made the movie lack in terms of a smooth storyline. It made it hard for people to actually understand the movie unless they
1. really payed attention the whole 2 hours

2. read the book previously

3. able to interpret things on their own

Now the movie was very visually appealing and the amazing amount of extras was mind-blowing to me. It did tell for the most part what the story was about, but it really lacked appeal in terms of conversation and plot line. It took out a lot more of the idea of "star-crossed lovers" which is very key in the novel. It also really removed the connections between the characters, only really focusing on Katniss and her world and decision, not really her relationships with others, something that i found really important in terms of the novel. The movie ran in a fast paced environment without much explanations and that was what really disappointed me. I enjoyed the actors and actresses because they played their part well. Jennifer Lawrence definitely had the perfect personality and acting to go with the character Katniss, she exuded the charms of Katniss with her acting and definitely can't wait to see more of her. (I liked her in x-men as well haha)

On to the next point of my post! As someone who really loves fashion, and loves affordable fashion I was inspired by the outfits in the movie. I love the down to earth, huntress kind of look Katniss Everdeen had, with the braids, wavy hair and not too feminine style of clothing. It's a style anyone can interpret back into their day to day clothes and with spring coming the weather is perfect to try this style out when you're out and about. So i'll show you multiple pieces that i've found and put together of ways you can dress up in the same style!

her signature look during the games

Top Row: $115 Rag Bone oversized V-neck / $12 H&M Blouse / $23 Monki Denise Blouse / $40 H&M Blouse / $14 JC Penney I 'Heart' Ronson Womens Blouse
Bottom Row: $15 Uniqlo Cotton Modal crew neck T / $ 35 Madewell Runaround Tank / $18 Victoria's Secret Slouchy Racerback Tank / $45 jigsaw-online viscose jersey v-neck T / $24 Uniqlo Premium Stretch V-neck Short Sleeve T


$27 Quiksilver Base Cargo Pants/ $87.99 Romwe Navy green skinny pants / £238.00 Jbrand Maverick/ $98 Gant / $325 Jbrand Maverick / $28 Unionbay Cargo Skinny Pants(Tilly) / $161 Ralph Lauren Roll waist Cargo Trouser/ $45 Levi's Boyfriend Cargo Pants


Top Row: $48 H&M Jacket / $48 H&M Jacket(Brown) / $48 H&M Jacket
Bottom Row: $650 Allsaint's Bronx Leather Biker Jacket / $338 (lagarconne) Vanessa Bruno Athé Leather Jacket / $495 Allsaint's Marsden Leather Jacket


Top Row: $100 Steve Madden Troopa / $63 Ralph Lauren Darby Lace up Booties / $298 Jeffery Campbell Joe Lace up Boots
Bottom Row: $45 Fergalicious Kennsington Wedge Sandals / $50 Chinese Laundry Hall of Fame Sandal / $93 Nine West Bejeweled Wedge Sandal

Some inspiration for those who love Katniss's style just as much as I do. Keep the accessories minimal with maybe some bracelets and a simple necklace to match. For Bags, try to go for earth tones and canvas/cloth material with hobo bags, bucket bags, messenger bags or a slouchy backpack. Just braid or crimp your hair and you're ready to go!

Hopefully some of you enjoyed this post ^-^

Friday, March 30, 2012

Crossing the line

I’ve been thinking so much about the future and really where I want to go with it. There are so many things I want to do and people I definitely must meet and places I must live in. I don’t feel like someone who should stay put in my own little town and wander aimlessly, I want to aim for the best and biggest goals I can see. Regardless of how “impossible” it may seem to people. I know a lot of people around me don’t even know what to do with their lives, but then again think about the things you’re so passionate about and the things you truly love. What do you want to do for yourself and the world? What kind of role do you want to play? What kinds of jobs have you ever thought of aspiring to be? There are actually so many options laid out right in front of you but you’re thinking too hard and just miss it. I want a life where I can live freely doing the job i enjoy and love. I don’t want to be holed up in a cubical somewhere regretting not taking clear look at what I could’ve done. Don’t stress, don’t worry to much, focus on the things you strive for and take a look at what you’ve already been doing and what you want to accomplish.
On a side note; I’ve been working very hard to keep as CLEAN of a diet as I can drinking more water and less sodium in my diet, unhealthy foods etc (i’ll give myself a few freebies every month :D) I have also been working out as often as I can. I hope to drop around 10lbs in 2-3months! for prom and for a nicer fit body :P. My life is taking a turn and I’m going to be working twice as hard towards the things I want! I can’t wait for summertime though truthfully haha.

So i’m going to ask;

What kind of goals do you have? Where do you want to go? What kinds of things are you passionate about? and What have you been doing to achieve these goals?

on a side note All Canadian Directioners(? is that what we call you haha) or One Direction fans HMV right at this moment has a limited amount of signed One Direction t-shirts at Fairview Mall So go pick them up now!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I haven't posted in awhile

Because I have always found Tumblr to be overwhelmingly easier because It requires a whole lot less work in terms of running a blog and the interface allows me to basically reblog all day and gain followers with the same interests It was so hard to even come back to this blogspot blog. I started my own little separate blog on tumblr with more personally thoughts but to no avail would it ever gather serious interest. So today I'm going to be posting my first post i posted on that blog which i named "deucedly me" the life of a perspicacious girl. Big words I know. But interesting post for those interested perhaps ^-^

While deciding what to name my blog I thought about using my own name at first, but personally that felt kind of bland… flavourless and plain. So going on (I don’t know if that sounds lame or not) I decided to use the word of the day Deucedly. And might you ask what this word even means? You probably haven’t heard of it and I haven’t either till now… In gist it means insanely, devilishly, madly, deadly etc etc used in contextDeucedly Clever. Kind of defines where I currently see myself stand, and an interesting term to use over typical words we use daily.

Onto an actual topic I’ve been thinking about lately, (hopefully that little paragraph did not bore you too much) defining ourselves, our character, our personality and what it means to be called an individual. Before the person with friends, family, peers, what are we? I mean it’s quite obvious that we are ourselves and our own person but how much of that do we really show and how much of that do we choose to portray. Do we act and pretend or do we really take on and face who we are, what we want to be, where we want to go and just about anything else that we ourselves wish to be? I recently had a long conversation one night with a friend and how they struggle with being true to themselves, too stubborn to let go of things to do what they want and find happiness for themselves first.

I think this past half year I’ve truly discovered and learned to understand and define who I am. Not what people want me to be or what people think of me as, because things like that don’t really matter. I don’t act and put up a front to anyone and stay true to my feelings, regardless of things i tell or don’t tell to people. I really hate having to see people act and pretend their way through life because they don’t understand how much more people will come to appreciate them for who they are. You may gain new friends and you may lose some old ones but that just shows who will stay and who only stuck around for now. We lose focus of our goals because of all these obstacles and excuses we use “because my parents are against it” respect your parents but at the same time they should respect you, “because my friends may judge me for it” it is your choice(in which i hope is a good choice) but no one has a right to judge you before they have even tried to look at themselves, “because the person i love i may lose cause of this” aside from cheating your life choices should be respected and if its a mutual love it should be communicated to a mutual understanding. No matter how tough it is to get through to these people, at the end of the day it is your life and in the next 20 to 30 years you are going to be living it not the people around you. I felt like getting this idea across of how i have found learning about yourself first and your needs and goals is so important before anyone else’s goal for you.

It is true that if you can not love yourself, how can you love someone else? If you can not be happy on your own as an individual, how can you make someone else happy together? If you do not understand yourself the least bit, how can you even try to understand someone else?
Hopefully some of you have read this far and maybe this post will give you something to think about!

This is ramen from Japan while i visited last summer... c: