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Stephanie
03 January 2009 @ 10:42 am
Happy New Year, everyone!

Belated, yes I know, but I wanted that to be my first post of 2009! Was going to post earlier, on the actual day of New Year itself, but I found myself out the whole day since New Year's Eve...and I think I still need some time to recover from all the activities before going back to work on Monday. I love the holidays, but hate when they end.

Here's to wishing a great year ahead for everyone!
 
 
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Nakashima Mika - ORION
 
 
Stephanie
26 August 2008 @ 08:31 am
Now it's four more years until the next Summer Olympics in London, but while we're at it, I just wanted to write down a few thoughts on the Beijing Olympics.

Awesome, awesome opening, and the closing ceremony was fantastic as well. I didn't get to watch much this time due to work, but I watched whatever I could.

Earlier, I had wanted to plan a trip to Beijing coinciding with the Olympics, but soon I realized it would be way more expensive during this time. And it would also be very difficult to get tickets.

Now I can't wait until the next Olympics, which would be the Winter Games in Vancouver in the year 2010. I hope I can make a trip there by then!
 
 
Stephanie
04 May 2008 @ 08:37 am
It seems like I always write a post saying that I'll try to update more often. This especially happens after a time of no updates from me. To be honest, I do want to update, but sometimes, I'm just lazy, tired, or most of the time, I don't know what to update about. Anyways, this time, this post won't be saying I'll update more frequently or anything like that, but just, I'll update whenever there's the opportunity for me to do so.

As for things that are new about me, I've started a new job in a new place. It has been 3 months now, and the job's pretty good. I'm working as an engineer. It may not be what I want to do for the rest of my life but I think of this as a starting point to other opportunities. I studied Electrical Engineering for my undergraduate degree, but not everyone ends up working in a field that is related to their major. Right now, I'm in a field that's directly related to what I studied, but I hope to be able to explore opportunities elsewhere in the near future.

Besides talking about my working life, I've taken an interest in makeup. Specifically, limited edition makeup. I don't really wear much makeup in my everyday life, but somehow, the collector in me needs to have all these limited edition items. I especially like those that have special packaging, and I know they'd be a waste of my money just sitting there collecting dust if I don't use it, but they are just oh-so-pretty!

Wow, I've surprised myself by writing so much for this post. I hate breaking promises, so I won't make any this time. I know there's a lot of ideas for my next update already in my head, so keep an eye out for that!
 
 
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: BoA - Lose Your Mind
 
 
Stephanie
06 November 2007 @ 02:17 am
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One of my current obsessions is the anime/manga Paradise Kiss. I've finish all 12 episodes of the anime and all 5 volumes of the manga in I think three days! Because it's a short series, I find myself re-watching certain episodes!

Paradise Kiss is a manga series written my Yazawa Ai, who also wrote the manga series NANA. I've been a fan of NANA for a while now, but it was not until recently did I decide to check out Yazawa's other works. And I'm glad I did! I really enjoyed this series.

The main storyline of Paradise Kiss revolves around a typical Japanese high school girl who is studying for her college entrance exams. Her life is changed when she meets the fashion designs students of the Paradise Kiss brand. They ask her to model their clothes, and thus, she is thrown into the world of fashion.

I might do a more detailed write up about this series...but all obsessions aside, I think this is a great story by Yazawa. This has easily become one of my favorite anime/manga series.
 
 
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: Ito Yuna - Urban Mermaid
 
 
Stephanie
24 October 2007 @ 03:39 pm
I'm sure most of you know of some blogs that are sponsored by advertisers to write an entry about a product or service.

What do you think about it? Are any of you being paid to blog?

I'm looking at sites such as PayPerPost, and it seems like a pretty easy way to make some extra cash. You get paid by each post you write, and I think the amount varies on how much traffic your blog gets. If you write enough entries, I think you should be able to make a good amount money. And it's not that hard to write an entry, just maybe 30 minutes, and you're done.

I'm thinking of doing something like this. Extra money is something that's always good to have, and writing blog entries is not something that hard to do. I know, I haven't been good at updating this blog...but I figured if I can make something productive out of it, I'll write more! I won't do it on here, I'll make a new blog and keep this one advertisement-free.

So, any of you getting sponsored to write blog entries? Send me a link of your blog so I can take a look!
 
 
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Ito Yuna - Urban Mermaid
 
 
 
Stephanie
10 September 2007 @ 08:05 pm
I went to Las Vegas and got back on Saturday. I had previously heard that there was a Red Mango store there, so I made a point to visit there at least once.

Red Mango actually started in Korea a few years ago, where it has been very successful. I had Korean friends updating their cyworlds with pictures of yogurt from Red Mango. I wasn't about to be going to Korea anytime soon, so I thought I wouldn't be able to try this frozen yogurt. Then I heard Red Mango was coming to the US, having it's first US store in Los Angeles and another in Las Vegas, but I knew it might be awhile before it comes anywhere near San Francisco/San Jose. So when I went to Las Vegas, I had to have some Red Mango yogurt!

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Current Mood: mischievousmischievous
Current Music: Do As Infinity - Rakuen
 
 
Stephanie
27 August 2007 @ 11:17 am
Everyone loves free stuff, so I thought I'd post up what I found while browsing the internet this morning.

smashbox is giving away a free cosmetics gift: a full size Fusion Soft Lights in Matrix in a cute smashbox carry pouch at participating Nordstrom stores. This free gift offer is available from August 31st to September 2nd while supplies last.

Click HERE to go print out your coupon and find your closest participating Nordstrom store.

I haven't tried the product they are giving out as a free gift myself, but well, you loose nothing if it doesn't work out for you as it's free!
 
 
Current Mood: surprisedsurprised
Current Music: Sunmin - Starting Story
 
 
Stephanie
18 August 2007 @ 02:11 pm
I'm not usually one to follow trends, but I really like the color of this skinny jean by Seven For All Mankind:

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I don't actually own any colored skinny jeans, but I've seen them look good on other people. I just don't know if I'll like the look on myself. And I don't know why I like this color, I don't even usually go for the color yellow!
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: YUI - Rolling Star
 
 
Stephanie
22 July 2007 @ 12:25 pm
Just finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sometime yesterday. I didn't get a chance to post about it until now.

When I went to pick up my book at Barnes and Nobles at midnight on Friday, the place was a madhouse. I think it was a bit disorganized at first, but I think once midnight came, the process of people getting the book got better. I received my book just before 12:30 am, and then went back, took a shower, and started reading it.


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Current Music: Nakashima Mika - Life
 
 
Stephanie
15 July 2007 @ 01:39 am
I saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix today.

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Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Nakashima Mika - I Love You