30 September 2012

Kat's 21st Photography

So it was a friend's 21st yesterday. Bach and I had the privilege of photographing for the event.

There were two other people with DSLRs that went around taking the pictures but I guess this is the result of Bach's photography and my editing skills. 

Nang & I
Birthday girl Kat & I
Preview of my dress
Sok & I
Jason & Bach (le boyfriend)
Me, Sok & Kenny
Birthday girl & girlfriends
Gorgeous birthday girl!
No caption needed.
Sok & I again!
There are plenty of pictures that didn't feature me...but I guess I just really liked how these turned out so sorry for my vanity!

But can you believe? I bought that Miss Shop dress from Myers for $35 and my wedge sandals are by London Rebel from Famous Footwear for only $40 :) I'm such a cheap Asian =P

28 September 2012

Jay Park Concert in Melbourne

Hey wassup?

My signed CD!

Well as it says in the title above, Jay Park landed in Melbourne city on Wednesday, September 26th for his "Meet & Greet" session with the VVIP ticket holders which comprised of an autograph and a photo with the oh-so-Asianly-cute Park Jae Bum! I went with le cutie Kimu (xxshinrai) and Bach (le wifey). Kimu and I arranged for a cap to made as a gift for his arrival in Australia. Hope we likes it!

The cap design for Jay!
Although, I must honestly admit that I wasn't overly-fangirling like some girls I witnessed squealing at the sight of him...or even that one girl who even pecked him on the cheek! Let's face it, I like Jay Park not love, I was barely even starstruck. But having the opportunity to meet him was just there and I took it. It's rare that a Korean Pop artist ever comes to Melbourne let alone a meet and greet session with fans.

Waiting in line with Kimu to meet Jay!

But what can I say? Jay Park, dayum that boy is hella cute in real life!! Saw him from a distance and that even made me smile. He was wearing fashion specs that made him look even more dorky. Although he didn't say much, he did seem more professional and kept his mannerisms in place. I was hoping he would be more...how should I say? More laid-back like he is in his YouTube videos but nonetheless I was happy to meet him, grab his signature, a picture AND a hug :) *I am never, ever washing myself again* JOKING. But I probably wouldn't if it were Kris or Kikwang XD

The following night, September 27th, was his actual concert date. I was thrilled to hear how touched he was by the amount of support he had recieved from Melbourne, more so surprised because he had never expected a big turn out. Yes Jay, we love you!

My words can never really describe his concert enough. It was amazing. Seriously, freaking awesome. A whole lot better than I had ever expected!! Jay's vocals are very consistent in pitch and tone...he would have you wrapped around his finger any moment he sang. When he moved and started dancing...that was just his aura of awesomeness. He had so much energy and always gave it 100% if you ever have the opportunity to see him live, do it. Worth every cent and second.

Even when he spoke girls would scream and told us there was no need to scream at everything he said and yet...they still screamed haha. He was just so charismatic, the laid-back and carefree stage Jay Park is what I loved and enjoyed watching the most!! Even when girls asked him to rip off his shirt he was hilarious "What? Oh Imma sit down and rip off mah shoes!"

All in all it was a great night. I had so much fun watching and recording him!! The only downfall was that we weren't allowed to use my DSLR, which sucks balls. But I did manage to bring along the Nikon S9100 and my Galaxy Note for pictures and videos.

Anyway, feast your eyes on the select few images of Jay below :) Click to enlarge.

Enjoy and you're welcome!

So, here's my proof that I got to meet Mr Cutie Jay courtesy of Kpop Australia's Facebook.

Me & Jay <3
Bach & Jay

19 September 2012

Drama Addict: 아랑사또전 『Arang and the Magistrate』

Back with another K-drama addict post! Must say I really am enjoying two of the currently airing dramas but I would have to say this is actually my favourite and that I really hate waiting every single week for this drama to be released!

The drama is called: 아랑사또전 (A-rang Sa-ddo Jeon) or in English "Arang and the Magistrate".
What caught my attention of this particular drama was the fact that the leading roles were 신민아 (Shin Mina) and 이준기(Lee JunKi).

Episodes: 20 + 1 Special
Genre: Romance, fantasy, mystery, comedy, action, melodrama

I absolutely adored Shin Mina in 내 여자친구는 구미호 (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho or My Girlfriend is a Nine-tail Fox) and because Lee JunKi is well known actor as well as a very pretty boy, who could resist his charm? What surprised me more was the character of the Shaman played by Hwang BoRa! I've always admired her flawless beauty and finally get to see her in action.

Hwang BoRa

Arang and the Magistrate is a drama that's set in the Joseon Dynasty. Arang (played by Shin Mina) is a young, mischievous pure spirit ghost who happens to meet Kim Eun Oh (played by Lee JunKi) who is passing by town in search of his lost mother. Arang discovers that Eun Oh has the ability to communicate with ghosts and tries desperately to convince him to help solve the mystery behind her identity and death. What dark secrets await them as they discover the truth about a corrupt town and the truth behind Arang's death?

Magistrate Kim Eun Oh

Interesting indeed and of course you get pretty decent eye candy! JunKi plays a very dashing male lead and he just has me head over heels every time I watch. Although I must admit that I have a fairly odd attraction towards the male character who plays the Jade Emperor *below image*

Jade Emperor played by Yoo Seung Ho
His character is just outright adorable! The kind of playful male that acts like he doesn't take things seriously but is serious :D If you watch, you'll get what I mean ^^

Anywho, this drama should be wrapped up in 5-6 more weeks. If you're not watching and want something to watch, I recommend this drama along with "To the beautiful you" :) Enjoy!!

16 September 2012

엄아 생일축하합니다~

Yesterday was my mother's birthday. Happy birthday to my gorgeous mother~

My mother's birthday was approaching fast and usually my brother and I struggle to find her a gift idea. How and what do you buy a woman that's given you everything and wants nothing in return? My mum is seriously 대박! Aside from her being so totally awesome...she is a natural troll LOL

I remember that my mum has always mentioned about going to China Bar Signature but felt that it was way too expensive for her tastes. (My mum is a major Asian that doesn't like to spend big, she'd rather just spend $10 on her meal =__=") So my brother and I decided that we were going to take the family and pay for both of my parent's since we rarely ever get to take them anywhere for ANY occasion so we wanted her to be able to indulge in some nice food at our expense.

So it was the family; May parents, Cham (my brother), Polly, Bach, Bao and myself. We all arrived at the restaurant and we all got out of the car, walked towards the restaurant and she realised she still had her socks on, so she stopped took them off and shoved them in her handbag LOL there were more of her random spur moments like...I was taking her to the dessert section and she had a fried quail on her plate. She didn't want to mix it up with the desserts so she shoved the quail in her jacket pocket =__=" the things she does. She even went all shy when Bao complimented that she was beautiful LOL

But getting serious here.

Our mother is someone we love and cherish very much. We wish we could spoil her so much more because as a mother, she has given us so much that we can never be thankful enough for. My mother is one of the most unique, beautiful, wonderful, strong, independant and most understanding woman I know. She is my hero, my idol and she has always been there for me, never giving up on me especially if I'm a not-so-great daughter. I love her so much and I try to show her everyday how much I appreciate all she's done for the both of us and even her other in-laws that she already treats like family and her own.

I am truly lucky to have such a wonderful woman as my mother, she's raised me up to be who I am. Her constant love and affection is unbeatable on so many levels. The struggles she's sufficed through the past and present are incomparable but one thing I know for sure is that my brother and I will continue to present her with unconditional love in the future.

So mum, I'm so thankful you were brought into this world on September 15th and raised us to be amazing children. I hope you're proud of us because we sure are proud of the woman you are, have been and will always continue to be.

Buy, buying, bought.

What up?

Firstly, yeah I know, I should be saving. My trip is less than a month away and I've been kinda spending like crazy. Not insane where I don't have any savings but, nonetheless it's still spending D:

So what have I been buying?

Any One Piece fans out there?

Luffy x Tony Tony Chopper
Well I don't watch the anime despite having heaps of jigsaws of it LOL but I am definitely a fan of the adorable Tony Tony Chopper! Bach bought his Monkey D. Luffy New Era snapback last year in Japan and since then my brother bought one...and after a whole year, I set my eyes on that Chopper snapback and thought, ah why the hell not? So I finally got it =D
You can find these One Piece New Era caps on eBay!

You know, I'm a B2ST fan girl right?

So, uh...I couldn't decide which B2ST 5th mini album to buy. So, I bought both. Yeah, I'm in shock and laugh at myself for this. One was a limited edition with photo card and photo book whilst the original edition just looked amazing with the steel masquerade mask. Seriously, I was in a debate for 4 hours on which one to buy...that I just bought both! Courtesy of the boyfriend for buying the limited edition one because he was trying to cheer me up ^__^
I buy my Kpop CDs from www.kpoptown.com

I'm a girl and needed some new clothes.

Yeah, my final purchase was 2 pairs of jeans and a top from ASOS. I was in desperate need of a pair of black skinny jeans and my eyes caught on a pair of dark indigo skinnys....I could not decide so, again I bought both =___="

The only other kind of spending I've been doing is either on food and bills. I hate bills. That aside, I'm not much of a compulsive buyer at all...but seriously, I think it's because I've been feeling so depressed that I just spent in hopes to make myself feel better since I love receiving things in the mail. But I'm happy with my purchases and trying hard to refrain from anymore unnecessary purchases for the next month or so. But, it's not too bad to treat yourself once in a while, right?

12 September 2012

Review: EOS Candy Pink

Hola amigos!

I'm back with yet another review and this time it's the EOS Candy in Pink! You can find these gorgeous lenses here :) You can definitely find these lenses in most circle lens distributors.

So, not so sure about going for pink lenses? Well, I wasn't sure about purchasing pink either. I really didn't know what to expect but I really ended up liking these lenses but it was a shame that I didn't get to wear them out often. But I did, however manage to camwhore with them via my D5000 ;D

On to the reviewwww!

Diameter: 14.50mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Type: 1 Year Disposal

Comfort: 4/5 ★★★★☆
From memory these lenses were decently comfortable! I remember wearing them out to a karaoke get together and got many compliments on how nice and vibrant they make my eyes look!

Colour: 3/5 ★★★☆☆
Pink is already an abnormal colour on the eyes but surprisingly these lenses happened to blend in well with my brown eyes and didn't look overly extreme or harsh but it definitely did lighten my eyes! Although I did find it difficult to accommodate makeup for these particular lenses!

Enlargement: 5/5 ★★★★★
Definitely enlargement of the pupils, it has a thick black ring so it does help to emphasize the eyes.

Overall: 4/5 ★★★★☆
I did really like these lenses but as I mentioned before, they were difficult for my makeup style. They do blend in very well and make your eyes appear more vibrant! If you ever want to try pink lenses, I highly recommend these!!

Size comparison

Images above were taken with Nikon D5000, iPhone VGA camera, iPod VGA camera & Fujifilm Instax.

5 September 2012

Drama Addict: 아름다운 그대에게 『 To the Beautiful You』

Hey guys,

I'm back with a drama addict post!

Drama Title: 아름다운 그대에게 (A-reum-da-un geu-dae-e-ge)
Title translation: To The Beautiful You or well-known as For You In Full Bloom
Episodes: 16

This production was said to be done under SM Entertainment so as you can see in the image above you can see EXO D: ...sadly I haven't seen any of them except for a EXO-K cameo *fan girl moment* The main cast consists of SHINee's Choi MinHo, f(x)'s Sulli and Lee Hyun Woo (the three in the center in the image below).

If you didn't know or haven't noticed, this is the Korean re-make of the popular Japanese drama "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e" or better known at "Hana Kimi" so there really isn't much to explain! Girl disguises herself as a boy in an all boys school to try and get her idol high jumper back to his wonderful self but has hardships along the way. It is quite similar to the Japanese version but I'm actually finding it so adorable to watch and it is eye candy galore!!

Are you watching this too and how are you finding it? Oddly, I do find myself addicted to it!

If you aren't watching this, WATCH IT NOWWWW!!

3 September 2012

Something good, nothing bad.

Hello Blog,

It's been a while. I've been so busy working that I haven't had time to pay any attention to you.

Above: New RayBans Below: Old Ralph Lauren

I feel kinda sad to say this but I may stop wearing circle lenses for a certain period of time. Not that I don't want to and all but because I recently had my eyes checked and I have astigmatism. The thing is that my astigmatism needs to be corrected and regular pre-scripted lens won't do the trick, I will see better but not in complete 1080p or Full HD without the correcting lens

What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a type of refractive error of the eye. Refractive errors cause blurred vision and makes it difficult to see fine details, either close up or from a distance.

My optometrist has also informed me that the shape of one of my eyeballs is not perfectly round and they are both significantly different in size and so it makes lens wearing quite a discomfort. So perhaps that is why my comfort level with lenses are bleh in my reviews and sometimes I have a googley eyes LOL But I've been diligently wearing my new glasses and feel that my sights probably only going to get worse than it already is LOL but all the best to fixing my eyesight ^^

That news aside, I've been patiently waiting to officially announce this even though I may have already told some of my close friends. It's still unsure at this stage BUT I think I'm in the okay to announce that I will be a real Aunty :)

Le baby!

Yes, you read it right. My brother and my sister-in-law are currently 12 weeks pregnant and if everything goes well for the next couple of weeks I will definitely be an aunty next year March-April! I'm thoroughly excited and I really hope that this pregnancy does go well because I want to have a little niece/nephew to pick on!! I adore children wayyy too much!

Well, that's all I wanted to share with you :) I'm wishing Polly and my brother all the best with this one!