[Game] スイーツ作り Making Sweets~!

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

It is the end of December! Have you arranged plans for your year-end party/countdown?

Instead of introducing a whole bunch of games this month, I'm introducing this new game app I have found! The title of the game is スイーツ作り! Making Sweets~!



If you are familiar with Mushroom Garden aka Funghi Growing Kit, this game works in a similar fashion! You bake treats with the ingredients available, and you use your finger to swipe them off the oven like 'harvesting'!

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Brown Packages tied up with String + caramel corn + ramblyrambleramblah + Paris Baguette

, by dollonstrings

Shassu!
The present in the foreground is a towel from Esprit that someone from church gave me even though I stopped attending church about two years ago.
I'm not sure who gave it, because they passed it to me by proxy of my brother. I may have to gift them the green tea cookies I bought for the lolita gift exchange.
I stopped by Daiso for some dehumidifiers. I use their dehumidifiers for my lolita closet (my loli is kept separately from my normal clothes), and picked up the pretty gift box (which closes magnetically) as well as cocoa-flavoured caramel corn. The caramel corn is really addictive, but so-o heaty. u__u
 
 
more purchases, pastry, a vintage skirt and pics under the cut~!

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[Personal] Trip to Legoland!

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Good morning!

So dollonstrings and I had signed up for a Groupon to travel to Legoland and other places quite some time ago, but we only had time to go for it now XD The meetup timing was 7am at Newton Hawker Centre carpark. Initially they wrote 6.30am on the receipt, and we were cracking our heads over how to get to Newton cheaply. But 7am is perfectly fine (:

Photos taken using Canon IXUS 220 H (with a wonky lens!). Photo spam ahead!

OOTD!

Didn't have a decent shot of myself, so this one by dollonstrings!

Kateyo Hitman Reborn (KHR) Shirt from AFA 2012. I love that event so so much. <3 No make for today too!

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[School] Term-End Module Review

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

School's out for the year! Now, this will not be applicable to everyone, but I hope if you're an NUS student, this post on module reviews will help you somewhat. ^^

It is Year 3 Semester 1 for me, so most of my modules would require prerequisites, but fret not because there is a GEM module in the list of modules I've taken this semester ((:


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[Psych] Can't stop thinking about your fats? It might really make you fat

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

It has been a long time since I have posted something pyschology-related! So here is one for you today!

Researchers from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) asked over 1,000 normal-weight teenagers how they viewed their bodies, then checked back with them 11 years later. 78% of participants who had felt overweight as teens ended up overweight as adults.

WHAT?!


Does this mean if I keep thinking about my wrinkles/pimples/dark eye circles, I will get more wrinkles/pimples/dark eye circles?

What about my academic grades? Or income? Does thinking about those lead to increases?

-okay enough kidding-

The researchers' theory is that for some people, thinking about their fats negatively impacts their eating habits. For example, someone who wants to lose weight may skip meals, resulting in a reduced metabolism. When the body cannot metabolize as efficiently as before, it becomes easier to put on weight! So skipping meals isn't the ideal way to lose weight.

Another possible reason is that thinking about losing weight can lead to psychosocial stress, which puts more burden on the body and can lead to weight increases. Some of us do binge when stressed, yes?

Of course, we are all different, so the results of one study may not always be applicable to you. There are many likely reasons as to why some people do end up overweight, and there are as many reasons as to why some of us do not end up overweight, or can even lose weight, like me. For example, if thinking about your fats motivates you to do something productive about it, then good for you! ^_^ But too much of anything is never good, so take caution.

Journal Reference
Koenraad Cuypers, Kirsti Kvaløy, Grete Bratberg, Kristian Midthjell, Jostein Holmen, Turid Lingaas Holmen. Being Normal Weight but Feeling Overweight in Adolescence May Affect Weight Development into Young Adulthood—An 11-Year Followup: The HUNT Study, Norway. Journal of Obesity, 2012; 2012: 1 DOI: 10.1155/2012/601872

Amaya.



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[Event] EOY 2012

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Over the weekend, dollonstrings and I were volunteering as GMs (Game Masters) for EOY Quest! Did you have fun playing EOY Quest? :D



Not too many pictures, since I forgot to bring my camera, and so only had my phone to contend with. But! The good thing about posting a little later than the rest is that you get to snag pretty photos from other people XD

And while dollonstrings has announced that this will be her last event wearing lolita to, this was my first event wearing Lolita XD My dress was from Dear Celine (TB Lolita brand), blouse from Axes Femme (non-lolita brand) and shoes from an*tai*na (TB Lolita shoes brand)

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Streetangels Shoot + group EOY photos + pigeon orchids and incoherency!

, by dollonstrings

shaaaasssu!
since Maa-tan introduced me to the Streetangels project, I applied as well and here are my photos, courtesy of Noriaki-san.

I'm definitely not used to posing, and you can see that I don't wear makeup on my days out. XD

This is my favourite picture:

because I look fairer! You can't see my eyes because the sun was extremely harsh.

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[Event] Beauty Matsuri Day Out

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

This December, members of Watsons got a chance to attend a workshop jointly held by skincare brand Senka, cosmetics brand Majolica, haircare brand Ma Cherie and of course Watsons!



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EOY 2012

, by dollonstrings


My last exam was last friday. After that I've been settling some things, doing lolita laundry, catching up with close friends I've neglected and sung Etsuraku Camellia at EOY.

  EOY 2012 this year was at the Marina Barrage. a.k.a. the most ulu location possible!
It was hot, sunny, hot and hot. The minute I stepped out of the cab (shared a cab with my pretty friend S), sweat started rolling down my face. u___u
  I volunteered to help at the EOY Quest booth with Ama-chan, but because of the runway and performance, I was only there 1/3 of the time. I feel a bit bad about not helping out more. ):

pictures and a mini mini rant under the cut!
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[Personal] La Tendo: Chibi-arts Tiger and Bunny

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Disclaimer: This post is purely my own and does not represent the opinions of any parties/companies mentioned.

Back in October, I participated in a give-away contest organized by La Tendo & nEbO! I was the lucky winner of one of the 4 possible prizes ((:


Characters from the Tiger & Bunny anime: Blue Rose & Dragon Kid!



What I received was 2 action figures (worth total $98) :D First prize winner too ^^

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[Review] NARUKO NRK Essential Masks

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Disclaimer: This post is purely my own and does not represent the opinions of any parties/companies mentioned.

Earlier, I was one of the lucky 30 people who won three masks from NARUKO. You had to answer 4 questions in their Retro Mask quiz correctly to be entitled for a chance to win. How many of you won? ^^

I was so excited to receive them that I tried one that very night! It was time for a mask anyway (twice a week, with 3 days in between, ladies!).

Making a special appearance is pear-flavoured Kit Kat from Japan!

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[Personal] Drawn to Nostalgia

, by 雨夜 [アマヤ]

Disclaimer: This post is purely my own and does not represent the opinions of any parties/companies mentioned.

After the first half of exams, I decided to catch an exhibition at the little dröm store! This November (which is already over), they had an exhibition, Drawn to Nostalgia, by Jacqueline Ong.



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