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'!
Scouted by King Records at the age of 20, she has since built a substantial fan base not only as a anisong artist, but also a mainstream J-Pop singer! Known for her powerful voice, her performances are guaranteed to blow you away!
Konnichiwa! Did you enjoy last month's selection of instrumental pieces? It's the month of December, and here are some instrumentals for you to get away from the Christmas carols blasting in malls 24/7 and into your anime world.
Last month's selection had some really short pieces, so to make up for it, here are 5 tracks that are at least 4 minutes long each :D
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~!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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)
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. ):
Disclaimer: This post is purely my own and does not represent the opinions of any parties/companies mentioned.
anibee was having a booth at SITEX 2012, and so Nicholas and I were employed to help out again \o/ Just doing a quick post during exam period. 2 exam papers are down, and 3 left to go!
I was employed for all 4 days as a promoter, which meant I only needed to dress up, which was easier than the cosplayers I suppose, since I didn't have to wear a wig XD I had two meido costumes which I could rotate over 4 days. They didn't belong to me, but I washed them everyday. Clean me.
On a side note, my Halloween-themed meido outfit is almost here! Chose a red-black wig to go along with it ((: Feels more unique compared to the usual meido outfits found here. I hope to be able to wear it for an event soon (: