Freedom of Speech

This is going to be an all-text post ::nervous::. I used symbols for some letters because I don’t want those search terms to link to my blog.. LOL. Not because I type ly3 d1s ::X_X::!! Anyway, I hope this post isn’t offensive to anyone. Well.. I don’t see how it can be but in case anyone is sensitive about this topic @_@.

Last week my city had one of its first wh!t3 supr3m@cy rallies… however I’m quite proud of my city. That’s a weird thing to say, right? It’s not because I support them, it’s because an anti-racism group knew about this so they staged their own to drive them out ::GAH::! It’s kind of funny because there were apparently two dozen of them in the wh!t3 supr3m@cy group and most of them wore masks. Just think that it’s hilarious how they want to show their support for racism, but are too scared to show their face. If you believe in something so much, stand up for it whole-heartedly! Anyway I think there were around 100 people in the anti-racism group vs. the racist one. The racist one needed cops to help fend off the anti-racism group because they were shouting expletives at them and making them leave LOL! Good.

I do believe our country stands for freedom, but sometimes people take things way too far. Yes, you escape your motherland to come here to believe in what you want, say what you want, and do what you want, but the thing is you shouldn’t do it to harm others.

My coworkers were talking about this rally and one of them, J, got worked up about freedom in Canada. I kind of got where she was coming from, but I’m sure even she knew it sounded really bad. She even said so herself that she was digging herself into a hole. There were things that she mentioned that just kind of shocked us. By us I mean me and another coworker, S.

1) If there’s enough people that believe something, they should be able to form an organization.
2) Saying Merry Christmas should be allowed.
3) Should be able to play the anthem.
4) When does it count as racism?

Just a FYI, she’s not racist but.. yeah I don’t know.. LOL.

1) She truly believes that we should have the freedom to believe in what we want. If the white supremacists believe enough in their ideas, they should be allowed. As long as they don’t harm anyone. Heck, Muslims are allowed to create their own schools. Catholics are allowed to create their own schools, why not them?

I was truly appalled by her train of thought on this. For one, Catholics and Muslims aren’t about hate. Their belief is about their idea of afterlife and their idea of God. And yes, the WS group DO cause harm. How is being a racist not harmful?! You look down on others, you treat them like they’re lower down on the scale because of their race!

To actually suggest they even create their own school was friggen mind boggling to say the least. What, so we can raise more of those disgrace we call humans? I mean really, your country won’t be where it is today without these other races. Hell, your country wasn’t even really your country since it was taken away from native people.

Instead I would rather have a school that outright banned racism. What you were being racist? Expelled. I would rather have a school that embraces all cultures and teach everyone to appreciate every race. Not make a school to encourage more racism..

2) I do agree on this point. We should be able to say Merry Christmas. It’s not that I’m saying all other holidays don’t matter, but when you think about it, the religion that has the biggest following here is Christianity. It is also the most celebrated holiday. Even people who aren’t religious give each other presents and stuff during this season. Why not? It’s not like it’s harming anyone. People should just think of it like they’re getting a good-intentioned wish. I wish you a Merry Christmas. How could that be offensive ::nervous::??

It’s like during Lunar New Year and people go around saying Gong Hei Fat Choi. If I’m Vietnamese or Korean should I be offended you wish me that? Just because I’m technically not celebrating Chinese New Year, but the Korean or Vietnamese one? I’m just wishing you a happy new year…

Just join in the joyous times. This is the time where people don’t have a stick up their butt! The only time of the year when I get like 90% super nice customers as opposed to the 60%. They’re the mythical beings that only appear during holiday season LOL.

3) I’ve actually never heard of people being offended that our anthem is played? Anyone else? I’ve always been attending Catholic schools and we never have the anthem, just a prayer in the morning. Although S did say they use to play the anthem at her Catholic school for the year or two she attended. I’ve been to 4(?) and I’ve never had that? Only when I attended a public school for a year. I guess I’m on the fence about this. I don’t really understand why they play it every morning, maybe to build up nationalism or something.

I think it should be fine, I mean you’re now the citizen of this country. I don’t believe our anthem has words in it that make it sound offensive. Truth north strong and free? Someone in the south being offended? Idgi LOL.

4) She also mentioned how it was stupid that if a group of white people beat on a black person, that’s a racist action. If a group of black people beat on a white person, it’s not racist. Is that so? It’s true that mostly more attention is paid when it is the other way around because people want to sell news and have ‘hate crime’ splashed across the page. But the thing is, I hear all the time that other races are racist towards so and so too. As an Asian person I hear ourselves going, “Yeah I’m pretty racist when it comes to ____.” A racist is a racist.

Am I supposed to feel bad about what she said? I don’t know. You do realize though that there isn’t such a group as like…the Asian supr3m@cy group or whatever though, right? We don’t make a group to look down on others thinking we’re above the rest here in Canada.

Current Obsessions March 2012

Harro :::)::! My professor decided to give an extension on our paper because supposedly many people have asked if it was possible. Now I have a bit of extra time on my hands so I thought I’d do a little entry ::heart1::! So nice of her, I’ve never actually had a professor move anything for us before!

Jelly

Ever since I’ve stumbled into Japanese fashion magazines my favorite one has changed a couple of times. I think my favorite one when I was first into it was Non-no. I moved onto Vivi after that. The models in Vivi were just so gorgeous and cute ::GAH::. It was always a tradition for my friends and I to buy bubble tea and then flip through my magazine and point out which outfits or pieces of clothing we liked! I thought Vivi just seemed so young and fun! Of course, I quickly came to like Lena Fujii. I think I have a thing for girls that can pull off both cute and sexy looks. Girl crush ::sparkle::.

I stopped looking through them regularly for a long time after that. I think because they come out every month I got a bit tired of seeing much of the same things repeatedly. When I got back into looking through them again I found a lot of things have changed. Non-no seemed to have had a major overhaul on their models. I couldn’t recognize them anymore and don’t know what happened to the old ones. Vivi’s take on the current trends were not really to my taste. As much as I loved their models I thought that the masculine-androgynous look was a bit too masculine for me. I think there were also many trends that incorporated old looks that I didn’t like so I was not really interested in what was ‘in’ anymore.

Occasionally I still looked through some, but I just wasn’t enjoying it as much anymore. Felt like it was really hard to find any inspiration for outfits ::nervous::. I was trying out new ones and I noticed that a lot of times when I saved an image for outfits that I like, it was actually from Jelly! I know gyaru style has a lot of fans, but I’m not really into Popteen, Egg, etc. but I do really like Jelly. I think it might be because their look is too heavy? …Too youthful? LOL.

I usually like the outfits they put together and for me, they’ve become the new Vivi. Fun and youthful while keeping with the trends. But we’ll see if that keeps up for me when all the spring/summer stuff is in full effects ::^^::.

Jelly has introduced me to two models that I’ve also been a bit obsessed with lately:

Maiko Takahashi

I don’t remember why I got into her, might’ve been from Tumblr? I started going through her blog after though and found that I quite like her looks. Usually when she posts up her outfit of the day I’m like ::lublub:: -saves as inspiration-. I’m never a heels girl so it’s nice to see how models pair their outfits without always wearing heels like in a lot of magazines.

I did notice she sometimes does something weird with her lips and it always bugs me whenever she does LOL. I think she tries to do duck lips or something, I don’t know. When she doesn’t though I think she looks really beautiful.


Remi Sakamoto

After I started looking through Jelly more I also noticed the model Remi Sakamoto. It’s interesting because I searched her up and the first result was her old blog. I thought there was another model with the same name or something because holy crap she looks different LOL!! Remi was actually a model for EGG before becoming a model for JELLY. I think if you go to her old blog and look at the banner and then look at the images I used above you can see how different the looks are too, even between the magazines. I like that their makeup for Jelly is girly without being way, way overdone… and you know.. without the super dark fake tans.

By the way, if you guys are interested, I actually created two fuckyeah tumblrs, each for one of them. Apparently Remi already has a lot of fans because people love reblogging her photos. Not so much love for Maiko though ::tear::. I actually like her a lot more, but maybe because Remi has a more ‘gyaru’ look? Although I’m basing all of my opinions only on their looks and fashion because I can’t read Japanese so I don’t really know how they are personality-wise ::^^:: ::sweat::.
Maiko: fuckyeahmaiko
Remi: fuckyeahremisakamoto

Teavana

I guess I’ll count this as an obsession. My friend, the other month, asked me to help her order some teas off Teavana. I was extremely tempted to order some myself because the site just makes them look so awesome. Gets even better when you read the names and the ingredients LOL. If she was back home and ordering I probably would’ve added some things into the basket for myself, but since she’s away in Vancouver for school I let that prevent me from throwing my cash at it ::^^::. Except my friend was awesome enough to send me the sample they included with her order and well.. that got me hooked and now I definitely want to order some ::nervous::.

I have these in my cart right now:



Sweet Fruit Garden Herbal Tea .. Strawberry Bliss Tea Blend
Youthberry Wild Orange Blossom Tea Blend .. Strawberry Lemonade Herbal Tea

As you can tell, I love fruity stuff. I was actually sent the Youthberry Wild Orange Blossom Tea Blend w/ Rock Sugar and it was delicious. It reminded me of Starbucks’ passion tea lemonade. So maybe for those of you think that is too sweet, you can give this a try? I love Starbucks’ passion tea lemonade, but I think this will be a good alternative for me when I’m studying and I want to sip on something.

Report back when I order and try them out ::bunneh::

Glymm March 2012 Unboxing/First Impression


I was on Glymm’s facebook page before I actually got my box and I accidentally read about one of the products in the box this month. I was hoping I wouldn’t be getting it LOL ::sweat::! Glymm used to give jars of jelly beans in their boxes but have not done so anymore and said they would be replacing it with something else (at least that’s what I’ve read from people’s comments). Someone said this item I didn’t want to get was a replacement. It’s totally not – it’s one of the main items we receive.

My initial response when I saw the items was, “…Oh ::-_-::” I went searched to see what other blogs have said about this box because it really makes me want to stop subscribing after getting two bad ones. However, people have also noted their disappointment because the past boxes they’ve received have always pleased them until recently. With that said, I think I’ll keep it for a little bit longer in hopes that it really will improve and go back to…it’s former glory ::nervous:: LOL.

M. Asam – Magic Fini

[[This silky formula blends beautifully into your skin to conceal uneven skin tone for a light, matte, natural looking finish. It smoothes away the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores, and imperfection to reveal a sun kissed, healthy looking skin tone. It’s magical. $38.00 – 30ml]]

I wasn’t sure if this was a foundation or concealer judging by the description, but people online seem to say it’s foundation. I hope it matches my skin tone because let’s just say it’s super dark in the jar. Nothing close to my skin tone. Since Glymm does ask for your skin tone when you fill out their beauty profile, they don’t exactly have an excuse for not sending one that’ll match unless the person hasn’t filled theirs out.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Hydrafull Gloss

[[Get your lips softer and fuller! Drench them with multi-dimensional pigments that release high shine and color. It stays put without the sticky residue. This rich and fortifying formula nourishes your lips with the added benefits of Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Anastasia’s exclusive Balkan Botanical Infusion. Pucker up beauties! $27.00 – 2.2ml]]

I got this in the colour sorbet. A super bright looking lip gloss, which I usually don’t like wearing. The size is of is super tiny!! However this seems to be the only high-end item in this box. An interesting thin to note though is that the sample contains 1.0ml, but it says the full size is 2.2ml?? Is it really that tiny?? I mean I practically have half the product and it’s the size of my pinky?

Ocean – Nail Polish

[[A true trend-topper, Ocean Nail Polish Spring 2012 collection boasts shades that are vibrant, pastel and intense. This luscious lacquer applies super smoothly and streak free, and is fast-drying without containing any toxins. It’s sold in upscale salons around USA and Europe. $12.00 – 15ml]]

I googled this product and can’t seem to find anything about it unless I’m searching it wrong. Is it because it’s only in salons? I don’t particularly like putting on red nail polish unless it’s super glittery, so again this is not something I’m super excited about. I kind of wish maybe they let us pick what sort of colours we like for nail polish?? I did see others with a more shimmery red, wish I got that one instead LOL!

NuMe – Feather Hair Extensions

[[Get Professional-grade DIY feather extensions instantly! A beauty trend that definitely STANDS OUT. Colored hair trends have been prevalent on the hottest Spring 2012 runways. NuMe extensions are 100% cruelty free, synthetically crafted from real human hair and ready for heat styling. Don’t be shy, flaunt that feather! $25.00 – 3]]

If you couldn’t tell, this was the item I really was hoping I would never get. Feather hair extensions. Wow. I know it’s ‘in’ since my store is selling dangling feather hair clips, but really? Especially how they sent me this neon green one. A little part of me died, I think. I think they should’ve thought this through more better. I doubt their clientele are 10 year olds. I cannot see anyone other than little tweens, old ladies, and ravers wearing feather hair extensions or hair clips.

I can’t even take a picture of it to make it look decent LOL =_=.

Lise Watier – Flash Lift Radiance

This was also included in the box and wasn’t included in the card that introduces the items so it’s a bonus item.

Box’s Worth:
Magic Fini (5ml) – $6.33
Hydrafull Gloss (1ml) – around $12.00?
Feather Hair Extensions (Full Size) – $25.00
Nail Polish (Full Size) – $12.00
Total Worth: $55.33
It’s nice they gave two full size products, but as the saying goes, quality over quantity. I don’t even know what I’m going to do with the hair extensions :::(::

Again, I’ll give my opinion on the products after I have a chance to try them out! If you’re joining, mind going through my link ::heart2::?