Sunday, October 20, 2013

OCTOBER : MINNIE WANNA BE

I can’t believe it’s only 2 months left until another new year will come.
Yet, I barely posted anything in these past few months. OMG >,< So sorry, guys.
I think I told you about my part time job right?
It really consumed most of my time and I usually got super exhausted after a long day of school and work. Aaaah, I feel like I have so many excuses ToT
Okay, it’s time to redeem myself !!
 
 
Welcoming October, I said my good bye to my summer nails. It’s time for an Autumn nail coordination! Yes, I know I skipped writing about my summer holiday plus nail coordination, but I wanna fast forward to this moment, right now !!!!
At first I wanted to use dark color like purple for my first Autumn look. However, when I got into the nail saloon, I couldn’t help to keep staring at these red nails on the sample board. Turned out, the theme of the nails was Minnie Mouse !! I immediately asked the stylist to brush my nails with the heart red color which Minnie has on her skirt. A litte bit of sparkles, some Mickey heads to balance the look and TADAAAAAA…

The result is SUPER KAWAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ^0^^0^^0^^0^
 





 
 Perhaps these red nails are the cutest design I’ve ever put on my nails and I’m LOVIN’ THEM A LOT!!!!!!
 
 


Before ending this post I just wanna share to you guys HOW MUCH I LOVE SHORT FRESH MANICURED NAILS, hahahaha. Most people love long flamboyant nails, but not me. I can’t stand having my nails too long because I can’t move my fingers freely. When doing my part time job, I must fold tons of clothing and I can’t have nails that are too sharp. Moreover, I have to admit that my nails are in their best shape when they are all short and round shaped, hehehe.



Well,this is it for now ! Until my next post, guys. ^0^



Friday, May 31, 2013

MAY NAIL COORDINATION : BACK TO BASIC


 

FINALLY, A POST FOR MY MAY NAIL COORDINATION!!
I truly apologize for skipping the April part >w< Well, actually I will insert last month’s nail art later in other post, but now let’s take a look at what’s on my nails this month, hehehe. ^0^/

 
 

 Just like my title, I am having a Back to Basic moment. After some pastel mood in the beginning of the year, I really want to make a classic look. I’m starting my part time job too, so I try to avoid making my nails too striking. Don’t want to be the flashy new girl at work >w<
 
 That’s why I ask the nail stylist to put nude color as the base of the design. As much as I want to tone down the color, I still need some accents on the nail design. Glitter lining is one of the choices. It doesn’t hurt the eyes and my nails sparkle beautifully ^0^ See the silver linings??
 
 I’m also a big fan of pattern. !! Most of the clothes in my closet are colorful and full of motifs. Plain is just not my thing, I guess :P
 

The easiest pattern which is always safe and timeless is the flower. You can choose the Aloha style hibiscus until the feminine cherry blossom for your little nails. I happened to look a very simple art deco look flower pattern in the salon. Quickly fell in love with it and what could be better than a black geometrical flower??? !!! Yes, the design is finally decided!!
I feel very elegant and mature in this nail coordination ^0^

 
 
What do you think, guys??!! Should I go back to my colorful nails for June??!! Feel free to drop some comments below. Any post ideas or advice is accepted !!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2013 WISHLIST #1 FINALLY CAME TRUE: PART TIME JOB IN HEAVEN ^0^


I know, the beginning of my title for this post is a bit cheesy, but I REALLY AM EXCITED FOR THIS PART TIME JOB^0^ It was really unexpected, because I didn’t hope to be accepted >w<  Why? Because my 3 best friends were also chasing for the same job!! サイヤク!!!(saiyaku, meaning : disaster >w<) I was very negative thinking back then, felling lose already because my Japanese skill still needs many improvements. How can you defeat people who speak the same language their whole lives, while I only started using it 2 years ago?? ToT
Well, I tried so hard to get rid of that bad thought and started to prepare for the interview. There are 2 things that you really need to prepare well.
In Japan, International students are allowed to do part time job as long as they have a permit. It is called shikakugai katsudo kyoka (資格外活動許可). Since International students only carry a studying visa, you really should get it, because if you don’t you will be working illegally >w< It took me around a month to get it, so if you have free time and planning to apply for part time job, it is better to get it first before you start your job hunting ^0^
Next, when you are going to an interview, you will surely be asked to bring rirekisyo(履歴書) It is the same with a Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English. I never wrote any CV before in my life and turns out Japan has a specific paper for it. It can be easily found in convenience stores, supermarkets or book stores. You basically just need to write your basic information and your interests, also the reason why you want the job. There are many varieties of rirekisyo where you can promote about yourself more in a certain box available. However, it is usually the same. I found the most difficult part was remembering the month and year I started and graduated from previous schools >w<

The big day came and I got a 3 o’clock meeting with the shop manager. My hands were super cold as always and I just crossed my fingers, wishing myself luck! FYI, I didn’t actually tell my parents about applying for a job until I really got accepted, hehehe. It has been my style from some times :P I was a bit shocked when the interview only took about 10 minutes !! The funny part was the shop manager asked me if I have any questions!! Shouldn’t it be the other way ??!! Anyway, I got a call 2 hours later and I GOT ACCEPTED !!!!!! KYAAAAA… ^0^
 
I’m guessing you have been asking what job I’m doing now right ?? DRUM ROLL PLEASE !!!  I’M A FASHION RECYCLE SHOP STAFF, hehehehe. The shop’s name is actually very cute, ひまわり(Himawari, meaning : sunflower ) I used to be called Himawari-chan by an old grandma who sells meat near my old dormitory. It feels like faith ^0^

PANDA ON DUTY !!!! hehehehe

My shift is 5 hours each and all the staff decides the working time together, adjusting with each other’s schedule. There are 4 other senior staffs in the shop and they are all very nice. I feel very comfortable being taught by all of them, with all of their different characters. Oh yes! One of my 3 best friends joins me as a staff too!  最高!!^0^// (saikou, meaning : perfect! )
FYI, I used to go to this shop very often to recycle some of my old clothes. I never thought that one day I will be on the other side of the counter, assisting customers now!!! ! There was this moment when I met one of my seniors and he said remembered my face because I usually brought some clothes to the shop >w< UAAAAA, 恥ずかしい (hazukashii, meaning : embarrassed  >w< ) Like I said before, I am one of the people who work in the shop and I am carrying big responsibilities now! SERIOUSLY, HUGE!!!!  

Being one the staffs, I have to be able to do EVERYTHING! From cleaning the floor, turning on the lamps, changing the mannequin, put a price tag, and even assist the customers AT THE SAME TIME!!! OH MY GOD, I really need to be fast yet careful. Usually, there will be one staff every shift and on special occasion I can have a partner. However, it only happened once a week!! KYAAAAA… There’s even this ‘mike’ job. Every 30 minutes, the staff has to greet and announce event of the day to the customers. I seriously hate my own voice, but this is one of the important tasks >w< There’s also this love-hate task, which is being a CASHIER!! It’s been my dream since I was a little girl. I collect almost every type of cash register toys and I often made my own shop or restaurant, hahahaha. However, the truth can sometimes be ugly! Being a cashier in real life needs extra concentration!! I mustn’t press the wrong button and if I do, I have to start over again plus write a ‘short confession’ so the shop manager knows who made the mistake. Huhuhuhu ToT. Making sure that the money inside the register can also be tiring too!  

Say Hello to my new friends, the equipments to attach pric tags on the clothes !!
 
 
You can imagine everytime I look at the cash register there are these sparkles of happiness,
hahahahaha !!!! 
 
 
1,2,3 SAY CHEESE !!!!  POSING in front of the shop's cash register \\ >w<//

By the way, 21st of May was exactly one month  since my first day of work.

I can’t believe that time flies so fast and I really want to do my best with this part time job. I snapped some pictures from the store, hope it can give you a little sneak peak to my working place, hehehe ^0^  Sorry I can't upload too many pictures,

I'M WORKING FOR REAL !! NOT PLAYING !!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!



 
TARAAAAAAAAAAAAA... So many clothes are availabe here !!
We separated men, ladies and kids section, plus, making special coordination section for the stuf that are being recommended by shop staff.
I even got the chance to change some of the clothes which are being hanged on the wall. It's going to be summer soon so there are many cute T-shirts and summer dresses for display.
If you have time, come check out the store ! I'm hoping you will find interesting items in great price!! I know, it's not the latest item from the magazine, but let's be creative and make the old ones into something fresh for the present !!
 
 
My senior put together this look for the shop's display. Vintage yet fashionable, right ?!


I chose these 2 items for the display !!! Yeiiyyy!!!



Saturday, March 16, 2013

MARCH NAIL ART COORDINATE, FLOWER AQUAMARINE on A WHITE DAY, A LITTLE GEL NAILS DO's AND DON'Ts


 

 Special Month, Special Nail Art for DoitsuPanda ^0^
My birthday was actually few days ago, exactly on 14th March  so yes, I'm an Aquamarine girl ^0^ Light blue is actually not my favorite color, but I want to make it my nail colors for March !!!
 FYI, Japan has a special day called WHITE DAY and it is  the same day as my birthday!! I used to imagine sharing a born day with someone famous, yet I think I got something even better! My birthday is celebrated all over Japan !! You must be wondering what Japanese do in this special day, right ?  White Day is still connected to Valentine, one month before. On Valentine's Day Japanese girls are the one who will give chocholate to guys and White Day is the chance for guys to reply the chocolate they receive by giving candy. Sugar's color is white and it is being used as the name of the day. Nowadays, this tradition of giving candies can be subtituted with giving other sweets like marshamallows, white chocholate or biscuits ^0^/


 Now, let's go back to the nail art part, hahahaha ! It's my third time getting GEL NAIL this year and I'm lovin my nails even more. Sometimes I even feel like I am "Naked" without all of these decorations on my nails >w< I am aware that there can be some damages if I have them too long, so I alaways try my best to balance my nails with some care course too.
 Here is a short DO's and DON'Ts from DoitsuPanda. CHEK IT OUT ^0^ 

DO's :
1. GIVE YOUR NAIL A BREAK
I usually try to keep the gel nails around 3 WEEKS MAXIMUM. The last week of the month will be resting week. You will notice that your nails will get thinner, that's why you will need a VITAMIN OIL to get back your nails's strength on the break time after you soak off the gel.

2. CUTICLE OIL FOR FRESH LOOK
 As you can see on the 3 pictures of my nails in this post, there are some dry parts around my nails. Cuticle oil can really save the day ! It will give you moist and healthy nails impression.

DON'Ts:
EATING POPCORN RIGHT AFTER YOU GET YOUR NAILS DONE.
That's right ! Don't ever eat snacks with your fresh gel nails no matter how mucch you want to do it. Believe me it comes from my own experience. I went straight to a movie cinema 30 minutes after getting my nails done and I had popcorn to accompany my hungry stomach. OMG ! It's like putting chemical stuff in your mouth. BAAAAADD IDEA , GUYS !! T0T
 


Last but not least, the nails details \^0^/
 I always love sparkles on my nails and I got some little diamonds as BLING BLING, YEIIYY!!
Little gold lining for some accents and TWO COLORS OF ROSES to mark the SPRING .

 
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So, what do you think, guys ??!! Any suggestion for what theme should I pick for APRIL NAIL ART COORDINATION ? Feel free to write it on the comments section.
Thanks for reading, guys !! ^0^











Monday, March 11, 2013

LAST WINTER, VISITING DORAEMON'S DADDY AND FAMILY FOR THE FIRST TIME !!!! FUJIKO F MUSEUM JAPAN !!




Finally, winter is officially over !! YEIIYY, It's time to enjoy my favorite month, MARCH ^0^/ It is still a bit windy here, in Tokyo, but slowly I can start wearing SPRING CLOTHES \(^0^)/
 Okay, this post is just a warm up ! I decided to be super productive this month and catch up with my postponed stories !!
 Last December 2012, I had this super opportunity to have a whole one day visiting
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM !! Who doesn't know him ??!! He is the creator of the famous blue cat, DORAEMON and many other famous characters, like PERMAN, NINJA HATTORI-KUN, OBAKE NO Q-TARO ! Well, for my readers who have been reading Japanese Manga, you must have known those characters. This museum is a MUST VISIT SPOT for anyone who is going to visit TOKYO,JAPAN !! ^0^ ^0^ ^0^ ^0^
 I must say this museum is not as humongous as Tokyo Disney Land, but I really recommend it because it is located in a very peaceful city called KAWASAKI. Mr Fujiko F Fujio spent a very long time living in this city and that is the reason why his museum was built here. You will need to take train and bus to get here. Just check the website here : (http://fujiko-museum.com/english/) The best part is, once you get to the station it is SUPER EASY TO SPOT the bus going to the museum !!
IT IS SUPER COLORFUL WITH FUJIKO F FUJIO's CHARACTERS ALL OVER IT !!
 LOOOKKK DOOOWWNN !!
 
 I KNOW, IT'S SUPER CUTE RIGHT ??!!!
 
 OH MY GOD ! I FORGOT TO INTRODUCE HER!!
I was accompanied by my close friend from Japanese Languange School, YOUKO!!
She is like a big sister to  me ^w^
 

 We rode the bus and it took quite some times to reach the museum.
However, you can entertain yourself by paying attention to the little details inside the bus.
LOOK AT THE HAND HOLDER !! THERE'S A FACE WITH EYES AND NOSE ^0^/
 

 AND LOOK AT THE BUTTON ! You have to push it in order to let the driver know where is your destination !! I LOVE THE HAIR ACCENT ON IT !! HAHAHAHAHA !!
 
 Once you arrived, prepare your ticket !! Not like any other amusement park, YOU HAVE TO BOOK THE TICKET IN ADVANCED. AND YOU CAN ONLY GET IT AT LAWSON (Convinience Store), JAPAN. There is this ticket machine called LOPPI. If you don't know how to buy, you can ask the cashier to help you. The Admission time is also decided. BE CAREFUL, GUYS!!
 

EXAMPLE OF THE TICKET ^w^
The price is around 1000 YEN and cheaper for younger kids ^^v
 
When visiting most of museums in Japan, taking pictures are not allowed. It goes the same way with Fujiko F Fujio Museum. There is this restricted part where you are not be able to use your camera. However, you can still take pictures outside the building and on the roof garden !


  Take times enjoying this place. Pictures really say a thousand words, right ?! Take as many as you can and pose like these cute kids !! ^0^

OR SOMETHING SILLY LIKE ME ??!! HAHAHAHA !!!
 
 As  I said before, the entering time of the museum is scheduled already, so you will have to wait for a while until the door is opened and ......................

GET READY TO ENTER THE WORLD OF FUJIKO F FUJIO !!! \^0^/ \^0^/
You will experience the artistic side of someone who dedicated his life creating master piece !!

 YOU WILL BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A TALKING REMOTE CONTROL WHILE TOURING THE 1st and 2nd FLOOR !
It is available in many languanges, so don't worry guys !!

I'm sorry I can't upload any pictures from those 2 floors because they consist so many private things like the making of the characters, history, replica and some original pieces of the mangas.
MY TIPS : TAKE YOUR TIME EXPLORING ! Listen to the remote guide and you can really feel how passionate he was while making characters.EVERY DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT,GUYS and I think YOU WILL REALLY NEED ONE WHOLE DAY HERE !!
 Okay, I will also give you another tips. This suggestion is based on my experience, but feel free to enjoy this place your way too !! ^0^
 Let's Begin The Tour Plan!!
 
1. EXPLORE THE 1st and 2nd FLOOR, SLOWLY.

2. THEN,THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART !
 One of the things which attracted me to come was THE RESTAURANT ! They serve so many cute special foods with Fujiko's characters on them. If you are willing to have that experience, GO STRAIGHT TO THE RESTAURANT TO TAKE A QUEUE NUMBER. I waited for 2 HOURS!! HOWEVER, IT WAS SUPER WORTHED !!!!!!!
 
LOOK, LOOK !!

 THIS IS MY GIANT'S KATSU DON
SUPER RICE VOLUME, DELICIOUS !!

SUNEO RAMEN WAS SO MOUTH WATERING and I COULDN'T IMAGINE HOW THEY ARRANGED THE SEAWEEDS INTO A FACE !

I WENT TO THE MUSEUM NEAR CHRISTMAS TIME.
GOT LUCKY WITH THE SANTA DORAEMON STRAWBERRY MILK ^0^/

HAPPY FACES v^o^v ITADKIMASU !!


Sorry if the pictures suddenly turned into a night background, because I had to wait super long time to have the amaing meal !!

LOOK AT THOSE QUEUING NUMBERS !!AAAAAAAAAAAAA

3. NOW, MOVE ON TO HOW TO KILL THE QUEUING TIME !!
You can do SOOOOOO MANY THINGS!!
   A: ENJOY THE ROOF GARDEN DAY AND NIGHT
       The roof garden is something that you SHOULD NEVER MISS !! There are so many life size characters and let me tell you,   GET YOUR CAMERA READY !!!

DAY VIEW
 









 

THE INCREDIBLE NIGHT ILLUMINATION
 
 



 


 
    B: TIRED OF TAKING PICTURES ??!! IT'S GIFT SHOP TIME, BABY !!!!




YEAAPP, I WON'T UPDATE TOO MUCH ITEMS OF THE GIFT SHOP HERE, YOU SHOULD SEE THEM YOURSELF!!! HEHEHEHEHE ^0^

    C: STILL NEED TO WAIT ANOTHER HOUR ?!
       TAKE PURIKURA, RELAX AT THE LOUNGE and WATCH SHORT DORAEMON MOVIE!
       THEY ARE ON THE SAME FLOOR ^0^/

 COLOR MAKES US RELAX, YEAAHHH ^0^
 

 PURIKURA (SORRY IT'S BLUR ToT)
 
THE MOVIE TICKET (AGAIN, SORRY IT'S BLUR ToT)
 
I REALLY HAD A BLAST IN THIS TINY YET SO INSPIRING MUSEUM !!
 
Youko was super nice and really patience waiting. I couldn't ask for a better friend !! 
So, to end this post, I want to show you how cute Youko style is !!
She really dresses up well everyday and I do admire her look ^0^
 
 HER BANDANA IS SO CUTE, RIGHT ?!


 
THOSE FUR !!! LOOK SUPER WARM,FLUFFY ^^
 
AND A SOME SHOTS OF MY LOOK TOO, hehehehe ^o^
 

I WAS WEARING AN INDONESIAN BATIK SKIRT.
TO MAKE IT MORE MODERN, I ADDED THE CAT HAT!! SMILE ^0^
 
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