Monday, October 26, 2015

Belle's Library~ Monster Hunt

It's been a while since I've seen any good movies, but recently Ano and I watched a Chinese film (it has English subtitles) called 捉妖記/Monster Hunt.

While not a Lolita-themed film at all, I still recommend it!  It's a fantasy adventure about a world where monster hunters are no longer needed because they've caught all the monsters sneaking into the human world so effectively humans no longer remember the existence of monsters.  Now the monster queen is pregnant and the monster hunters are after her and her baby as she's crossed into the human world.

The computer graphics are really good!  The film is both funny and touching, and event includes a plot twist ;)

Trailer below:

And a promotional poster:
See?  Nice graphics!

Hollywood tends to dominate the movie market, but sometimes little gems like this pop out as well.  If you can find it in your area (or *cough*online*cough*) give it a watch!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tiered Cake Skirts Meetup

Yesterday I woke up a bit late at 1PM. Ano was putting up new lights in my work studio! ^u^
We got ready for the meetup and had to take a taxi because we were late :P But we were still second to arrive

The theme was "tiered skirts," called "cake skirts"(蛋糕裙) in Chinese.

We met at a small cafe place called 七見櫻堂 that specialized in desserts. They were out of rice and beef when we went so many of their mains were unavailable -_-; I got a small platter with a quiche, a cake, and a brownie. Unfortunately, it turns out their "garden quiche" contained meat so I ended up eating only the sweets -_-;

The meetup itself was fun, and we had lots of chatting!

Lilith gave me and Ano the wedding cookies (喜餅) for their wedding and the wedding invitation (喜貼), which was very fancy-cut paper and pretty!  "喜" (xi) means "happiness" and is seen all over wedding-related terminology.  Often you will see this character doubled up to mean "double happiness" representing the bride and groom coming together.

Funny side story: Lilith said that for their wedding shoot her "casual wear" was a Lolita wedding dress, which is casual compared to the other two wedding dresses, but the photographer was like ._. and told her fiance that he didn't need to change out of his tux otherwise it'd look seriously mismatched if he was in jeans and a T-shirt :P
It was super windy out yesterday! We took photos outside because the cafe was too small, and met a small, one-eyed dog that belonged next door. The dog was a grump and had no fear of cars, but was mean to people. A big truck was coming down the alley and the dog didn't move out of the way so Lilith had to try and move him out of the way and he snapped at her (didn't really bite her though). Same when motorbikes came through. I wonder how that dog manages not to get run over every day
Haotien asked us to kiss as he was taking the photo, so this is what happened

"I'm the boss"

Monday, October 12, 2015

Art Toy Taipei 2015

Happy Belated National Day to Taiwan!  It was on 10/10 and I had a very fun-filled day~
It's finally cool enough to put the long sleeves on my BABY one-piece dress as well
Me and my boyfriend with his artwork at an exhibit
My mom's birthday was on the 8th so I took her out to eat, and then Ano and I went to Art Toy Taipei 2015
It is an event where artists create toys to exhibit and sell.  Some large brands join as well.  There were many artist signing events and some live drawing and painting.  Artists from all over Asia come to exhibit here!
Steampunk critters

Do you know this LINE game?

PILLI, cute version!  It is a Taiwanese puppet show brand

LINE Play in collaboration with To-Fu Oyako



Very cute!


Street Fighter!
My goods of the day
I bought a large deck of cards from an artist I like, Dream Capsule.  They have a mobile game now as well!  I couldn't get my QR to scan, though, but I played it on their tablet computer at the display table (I died.)  This big deck of cards with 54 illustrations (counting the Joker cards) was only NT$100!

Also, thank you to everybody who has been sticking with my blog during this month with no posts ^_~  I've been in a bit of a slump, and also uninspired regarding what to post about!  Hopefully I'll be able to blog more regularly again!