Saturday, December 19, 2009

MAC spreeeee



So Yesenia at the MAC counter at Nordstroms in South Coast Plaza updated my make-up with MAC's Love Lace edition. I loved the combo of the Love Lace bluish gray shadow with the Shroom peachy light shadow near my brows (I tried to trim my left brow with scissors. Tip: Do not do that on your own if you don't know what you're doing). She also used the Medium Dark tinted moisturizer, which I'm hoping will speed up my make-up routine in the morning. She also used the Kohl Eye Pencil to smooth over the liquid black liner, and also used their Zoom mascara which is good for people that aren't lucky enough to be born with luscious lashes. I was supposed to have looked like this now I guess:



I went with my cousin Stephanie and we weren't planning on going out but ended up going out post having my make-up did. Funny how make-up can be an energy booster. The shadows replaced my 5-year old collection that probably has tons of bacteria and other organisms growing inside it. I really need to learn NOT be a pack rat and just throw it away! gross!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lady Gaga Contraption

I kinda like Lady Gaga so much more now after that SNL performance.

That hula hoop/bracelet contraption on her was pure genius! "How is she going to play piano with that crap all over her??" she did it anyway! shot and scored!



"What the hell is a disco stick?" -Madonna

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pie Time!

Learning and churning:



pretty pie idea! i want to make this..

Craving Scarves

missoni.



hahah!



jonathan saunders.







too bad i look like a flight attendant whenever i wear scarves.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Uni Uni Uni Many Many Many

Uni Limerick

There once was a couple in Seattle East
Who wanted a meal not from grease.
So they went to the store
And bought Uni galore.
In the end they had a great feast!




Eli made it prettier though :)



Aaaand feast!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fun with Monkfish Liver



(Pic from another blog)

Monkfish Liver, aka ankimo is a Japanese delicacy that is typically served with chili-tinted grated daikon radish, thinly sliced green onions and ponzu sauce. (Wikipedia) I first tried it with Eli at OkiDoki in Tustin, CA and it was missing the sauce I think. The flavor was brought out at Honda Ya, but I forgot how they prepared it :( I don't remember the scallions though. However, last night I ate the monkfish liver & ponzu sauce combo with Phil and it was HEAVEN. I savored every mouthful, cutting the pieces in half in order to have more portions. AND we ordered ANOTHER plate of it, with Takashi commenting that he had never had anyone order 2 portions.

I'm now in love with a monkfish. Even though they are freaking ugly:


(Pic from a science blog)

Apparently, they aren't being overfished "However, this does not mean you can eat monkfish. As MCS warns this is a removal from the Fish To Avoid list does not place it on the Fish To Eat list. Apparently monkfish resides in a sort of fish limbo. The other reason to avoid is the potential for bycatch and habitat damage by the trawling for monkfish."

Liver worth more than the meat now, apparently! I saw monkfish for the first time at the Pike's Place fish market. I don't know if I have a picture, but I'll try to upload it if I see it!

Yaaay pate.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Confession of a Recovering Shopaholic

I just wanted to put in why Nordstrom is still yet the greatest department store ever.

I saw a pair of Frye wedges, the Gabrielle T-Strap in May. And yes, they were way above my normal price range for shoes. So on August 31st, they went down to 40% off! Whoo hoo! I bought them from Nordstrom.com, in 2 sizes to make sure that they fit right (because they were sold out in all the stores I had gone to) and returned the one that didn't work out with no problems. Here is an abnormally large picture of these wedges:



BUT, today, I saw that they went down even further to 50%. Boo! So, I found out that Nordstrom.com has this cool feature called the "Live Chat", and I inquired if I could apply the 50% to my purchase. Lo and behold this response:

Sarah Ka: Thank you so much for waiting, Karen. A credit for $XX.00 plus any applicable sales tax will be reflected on your Visa on your next monthly billing statement according to your billing cycle.

Hurray! So easy! Wonderful! Yay!

I love you Nordies.

Aaaand... I sorta went shopping today too, not to sound like a shopaholic. Check this out:



Hurray! Designer clothes at a semi-reasonable cost? You're getting closer to dreams coming true.

I love you Target and Anna Sui.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Why Kanye West Still Sucks


http://www.kansascity.com/stargazing/story/1443233.html



Taylor:


Beyonce:



and heen showed me the inspirational video for beyonce:

Why Serena Williams Sucks


"You don't know me. You better be f*ing right. I could shove this f*ing ball down your throat." - Serena Williams to the lineswoman.




And of course Kanye defends her. He defends the right to make a scene when things don't go your way and then go out of your way to make other people feel bad. Good job.

http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/index.php?em3106=239454_-1__0_~0_-1_9_2009_0_0&eM=

So sad... NOT

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Seth Meyers

My heart falls into love every time I see Seth Meyers :) Why?

a) He looks like he is going to laugh during every on-screen moment.
b) I'm laughing and giggling AT THE SAME TIME during every on-screen moment.
c) He is just so darn adorable.

How can you not agree?? Here are some AWESOME videos for proof!

Martha Stuart here tries so hard to be proper, for an ex-convict but Seth triumphs with charm!




Seth (and Amy) looks so cute even when he's slamming Kat's beloved ASU:



Seth holding up on his own with a brilliant commentary on Kellogg's:



I know, its ANOTHER weekend update but he's so loveable here :)



sigh....i'm yours.

Monday, February 9, 2009

tranny, tranny, fierce, fierce

Boy Meets Girl

oh man, my brother showed me this video that made me laugh so hard:



check out the dude's face as he sings the boy bits versus the girl bits ;)

Girl Meets Boy

and the oldie but goodie- Amy Poehler as ze Christian Siriano (Project Runway):



btw, aren't those glasses sooo "cool"? ;)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Kanye West = Martin Louie the King Jr.?????




you know, reading kanye's rant actually makes me like him a bit... i bolded the parts that make me smile :)

YOOOO WHY WON'T YOU LET ME BE GREAT!!! I HAD THE TWO GREATEST DAYS OF MY LIFE AND WHEN I GET BACK FROM THE LOUIE SHOW I READ SOME SHIT CLAIMING I SAID I'M DOWN TO DO PORN AND SOME BISEXUAL PORN!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THE AVN WOULD POST FIRST PEOPLE BELIEVED THE TWITTER/STEVEN COLBERT THING, ROLLING STONE EVEN PRINTED IT!!!! NOW SOMEBODY HAS BEEN HACKING INTO MY MYSPACE AND SOMEBODY'S ACTUALLY HACKED INTO MY PERSONAL GMAIL ACCOUNT AND HAS BEEN EMAILING PEOPLE FROM IT... HEY WORLD I NO LONGER HAVE A GMAIL! I FOUND OUT I HAD TWELVE UNAUTHORIZED SKYPE ACCOUNTS UNDER MY NAME!!! THIS ALL IN THE PAST FOUR DAYS. WELCOME TO KANYE WEST WORLD! .... IT'S NOT OFFICIAL. I JUST GAVE THE PERFORMANCE OF MY LIFETIME FOR OUR NEW PRESIDENT ... THEN I FLEW TO PARIS AND THEY DEBUTED MY NEW SHOES THAT I DESIGNED WITH LOUIE VUITTON WHICH WAS A DREAM COME TRUE. PLEASE I BEG YOU, GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET ME BE GREAT!!! WHO HAVE I HURT SO BAD THAT THEY WANT TO DESTROY ME? WHO HAVE I EVER SPOKE ABOUT SO NEGATIVELY? I JUST WAS SPEAKING WITH OUR NEW PRESIDENT TWO DAYS AGO... AND NOW THIS.... SIDEBAR... NEVER TAKE A PICTURE FROM MY OBAMA PERFORMANCE AND PUT IT NEXT TO A BS QUOTE LIKE THAT! THAT'S IN POOR TASTE! THAT UNDERMINES WHAT MY CONTRIBUTION TO THAT EVENT WAS AND SLAPS EVERYBODY WHO FELT UPLIFTED BY THAT PERFORMANCE IN THE FACE! A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS... LOOK HOW FRESH MY SUIT IS... NUFF SAID!

hahaha- i like how he can think of the positivity of his fresh looking suit despite all this adversity he's been challenged with. amazing.

And his little message to the people about what to call him.. also very amazingly kanye haha:
http://vimeo.com/2950999

the first thing was from thesuperficial.com and the second was from his blog :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Marat Safin




Yay, tomorrow Federer and Safin are playing head-on! Everyone loves watching and reading about the unpredictable Safinator. He gives the funniest interviews and is so emotional on the court that you can't stop watching him break racquets. To dedicate this blog to him, I'll dig up some of his best quotes:

* One silly reporter asked what the difference was between him and Anna Kournikova (I guess he was getting at the sex symbol aspect, dunno) ... Marat looked disgusted and said "She is woman ... I am man".


* Marat: Lady, can you speak up a little bit -- Indianapolis is a little far from Europe, so I can't hear you.

* [after a practise session with Marc Rossett at his Geneva tennis club]
Interviewer "How did you find Marc [Rossett]?"
Marat "Old."

* "But normally when you talk to yourself [on court] you say; 'I love you, you're a good guy, but don't miss next time, okay.' "

"I think it's in his mind. It's a little difficult to play Nadal because he's a leftie, he's younger, he has less pressure than Roger. By the way he's playing, I think he should beat him. I think it's more mental than any other problem...He has no reason to get really down, he won seven Grand Slams. So, he has nothing to be pissed off about."
-- Marat Safin on Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal.




Sunday, January 18, 2009

poor federer..

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2009 starts tonight!

And who will be the winner?

VS.
I think I'll be really sad if Federer loses... especially since 2008 had been a countless downward spiral (relatively speaking in Federer standards), losing to people he wouldn't "normally" lose. His skills are still there.. but you can see that his shining confidence is a little bit dimmer. :( Still holding on! It's not the end of the era yet!!

And why is everyone talking up Andy Murray?? Doesn't he just look like a little boy pretending to be in the Grand Slam big leagues? "Let me take off my shirt, photographers, just so the older men can see how much I've grown up." We'll talk if he wins something. Which I guess he's been winning a lot of matches lately... and for some reason has figured out Federer's game... and he's younger.. Oh well. It's still Nadal vs. Federer :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

bitter batter


http://www.booooooom.com/2008/08/18/corey-arnold/#more-981

Saturday, January 10, 2009

poladroids

www.polardroid.net (from fashionista.com)

now you can create "kitschy" polaroid-esque photos without actually having a polaroid camera.

i thought it was pretty cute :) i tested it with angela's vegas strip photos during this last new years - it looks like we were in the 90's!

this photo is sweet- angela's fobby photo skillz is on par:

some married english guy who loved the extra american attention to his "american" costume:

all we need is a sharpie to label them and one of those photo albums with the sticky plastic. hurray!