Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tainan Trip

Recently I took a trip to Tainan with ANO for his work. Of course we still had time for a bit if fun!  Tainan literally means "Taiwan South" just like Taipei means "Taiwan North". Very creative names?  It took only a couple hours to travel by high speed rail.

We got to start at a nice hotel, ranked 8.6/10 by apparently (that's what the sign said!). We rented bikes each day to ride to the worksite at a department store, Shinkong Mitsukoshi.
 During a break we decided to investigate some old streets. Started out with handmade almond tofu cut like mango and served on ice:
 Then we saw a sugar puff thing I'd never seen before!  Ano said he'd tried it before, but basically the master melted brown sugar in this pan, added a powder, remove from heat, and stir. Suddenly the liquid comes ttogether and then puffs up and splits!!
 A fake puff to photo:
 The best fun was at the handmade wooden clog shoes shop. There were many bases and ropes or tops to choose from and the family custom make your shoes. We each bought a pair of geta style sandals. ANO chose a 10cm because he is short!
 Modern shoes options
 model shoes the mama boss said was too dangerous for me to try on without proper training. She let me try on a shoe that made me walk properly like a Chinese princess (格格)
 All the strap options
 five minutes for the daughter owner to make mine.
 At a street of shopping we passed this poop cake condors. Maybe competition for the penis cake vendors in Taipei?
 Very small poo poo cakes
 the next day ANO and his assistant Zach went to work so I explored and manage to find the only maid cafe in the city!
 They were closed, but I browsed the side shop. And took a sneaky selfie with a cat paw! Apparently the shop owner is an alumni from my university!
 That night we went to a night market and had octopus mouths:
 Saw unique flavor tarts:
 Got Thai banana dessert

look so yummy ba?

Of course got fat but now is diet time to get back under control!

What is you favorite guilty pleasure food? I like all types of cak type desserts, it's awful!

I hope this post is not considered boring because it is not related to Japan. Taiwan is quite lovely aas well*!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Art Revolution Taipei 2015!

Wow, it has been 1 year since I've been with ANO!  We met at Art Revolution Taipei 2014, which was in April~
I attended for two days this year and wore Lolita on both days.  Some of the photos cannot upload for some reason...
There was a huge archway and ceiling of real flowers that smelled so good!  I took a photo in front of a flower wall:
 I tried a "bottom focus" eye makeup on this day.  I think it turned out OK.  I was in such a rush I forgot to do any other makeup though... ^^;
This photo is at a more normal camera angle so I don't look like I'm so shocked ^3^

Outfit Rundown:
Headbow: handmade by me
Shoes: AN*TAI*NA
Everything Else: offbrand

 On the second day I went I also brought my work to do while waiting at the artist booth area:
Face photos!!

Outfit Rundown:
Headbows, Hair accessories, JSK, Blouse, Wrist Cuffs, Rings: Handmade by me
Socks: Secret Shop
Shoes: AN*TAI*NA

It was nice to get super dressed up and do my makeup.  I very rarely do a full face of makeup so I'm incredibly slow at it... not to mention I haven't got a vanity or a full bathroom so it's hard!  When I move to our new place with ANO I will hopefully get a better system set up so it doesn't take me hours and hours to do my magical girl transformation -_-|||

How long does it take you to do your magical girl/boy transformation?  I'm just curious because it honestly takes me about two to three hours but I know some people who just get ready in under half an hour including getting dressed!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Micro Post Until Update!

Soon coming is an actual update of recent coords and events!  For now, I'm sharing another adorable parody video about "Lolita Manners"

Which of these rules do you follow?

Sadly I squat an awful lot ^^; though I'm careful to not get my hems dirty...?

And a sneak peek of upcoming post~