Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Anna Sui Inspiration nail set

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I didn't have my d60 that day I did this set but as of right now, I am very proud of this set. I LOVE IT!!

Purple/silver glitter + lace inlays with gorgeous flowers and rhinestones.

The flowers took a long time. Pedal by pedal.
but, the outcome is gorgeous.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mi Piace (Pasadena)

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The one thing I love about hanging out with L is all the yummy foods we eat albeit lately, I've been broke and I slowly came to realize after eating at so many places... food is still food. I don't find the need to spend more then 20per person anymore unless it's for celebration. OR unless it's Japanese, BBQ.

Mi Piace is located in Old Town Pasadena on Colorado, I've always passed by this place and was captivated by the big windows and outdoor seating. One day L asked what I wanted to eat and I said somewhere I haven't been before so she took me here and I'm the pickiest person ever so I'm sure I got on her nerves without knowing what I wanted to eat.

Her Strawberry Mojito and my regular Mojito.
I don't like alcohol very much and I only order mojitos during dinner.

bread is not so good.
Caesar salad - it was actually really good albeit I still love Caesar salad's that come with anchovies.
carpaccio - I didn't really enjoy this dish. The beef was cut too thin and there was too much vinaigrette on it. It didn't even taste like meat really so I was a bit disappointed.
Gnocchi Di Spinaci E Ricotta Salata - This was L's and I remember trying it and thinking it was really good. I'm a carnivore, I need meat in everything and I was surprised at how great it was with spinach.

Spaghetti Con Polpette - My spaghetti with house made meatballs and tomato basil rosemary sauce was just average. I really should have gotten something else. L got all the hit items and I got all the missed items.

After my experience at Mi Piace, I feel like I'd have to read more reviews on what to order there. The service was above average and the food was somewhat average, I will definitely try again though.

Mi Piace
Old Pasadena
25 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hello Kitty Exhibit - Royal T (Culver City)

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Back in November there was a Hello Kitty exhibit at Royal T in Culver City. I dragged two of my friends to go with me and it was somewhat of a disappointment. Growing up, I remember loving Hello Kitty and I was a bit saddened that the collection was so humble. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it and did see some cool paintings.

I used the tiltshift generator for this picture
They even have an app for the iPhone and I actually bought it!
Pretty nifty app if you're into photography

Cute? :)

Miniature collectibles
Outfits Paris Hilton, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry wore

I have those mug noodles!!

We ended up eating at the royal T. brown sugar cubes!! :)

The kobe burger was actually very good. I regret not getting the Hello Kitty tea set though.

My favorite painting.

swarovski'd hello kitty!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Did these awhile back!! Hope everyone likes.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


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Sorry for my lack of updates, I've been lacking at work...

I moved to Baldwin Park so I've still been trying to clean my room a bit and work on a new workspace for nails. I still work at Oops J, I just haven't called in for my schedule. Tomorrow, I will do that and start getting my life back together.

I really "played" a bit too much during the end of 2009, something I have never done before but now I shall learn to balance between work and play.

Emotions have been fluctuating and when hard times come I run away from my problems. :(

Lots of new updates soon, I guess a lot of personal stuff.

There comes a time when I could care less about what people think of me, I know who I am and I stand firm of it. Reality is, who knows who reads this and this is a partial work blog for nails but it's my blog so I shall post whatever I want. Starting from this year, it's also a personal blog but I can't ask people not to judge but try to judge less please. ;)

Maybe I'll just make a separate blog for that, decisions decisions...

Let's all work hard for a brand new year!! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010


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I know I have been slacking on posts.
Slacking at work.
Slacking in life.
manohman, I've been playing way too much.
& now I am bored...

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
This is going to sound horrible but I'm being honest, don't judge.
I smoked a cig for the first time
I smoked weed for the first time
I dropped for the first time.
There goes me being 21.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn't have a new years resolution last year and I think that is also why 2009 was such a horrible year, I'm glad it's over. My goals for this year;
a. Go back to school, preferably for nursing. If not, maybe art or transfer back to csula
b. stop smoking, and I only started on this stupid Vegas trip for Halloween. I've been getting too antsy.
c. read one book a month
d. cook more
e. stay home more
g. be a better person in general

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
I think I only went to Taiwan this year

6. What would you like to have done in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Self control, find happiness, and be a better person in general. The end of 2009 was pretty horrible

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
October 6th, I won't give the reason why. Worst feeling.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Wow, I think my nail license... wait that happened in 2008? This is quiet depressing

9. What was your biggest failure?
letting people get to me too easily and feeling sorry for myself <--- major fail, I have no respect for that.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
my own

13. Whose behavior merited celebration?
friends who graduated, academic success

14. Where did most of your money go?
parking tickets, food,

15. What did you get really really really excited about?
my birthday

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
The sounds - home is where the heart is

17. Compared to this time last year, are you?
i. happier or sadder? I think sadder
ii. thinner or fatter? about the same or maybe a bit fatter
iii. richer or poorer? poorer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
improving instead of wasting my life away

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Procrastinating and slacking off

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I have no idea this year.

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?
Yes, I did

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Anthony Bourdain or Supernatural

25.Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
no, we shouldn't hate!

I re-read this, I sound like I'm depressed. There's much I wish I could write on this blog but I can't. For all other personal posts please refer to