Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I am very excited! I found this in Fukuoka. I already knew that I would take it home with me even before I took it in my hands. What I didn't know about was it is K&Company products, so I was sure that I wouldn't regret about spending money on this when I saw the logo. Let me introduce my new partner, SMASH*!

It's a scrapbook / journal book. Very cute inside, a lot of pages with all different pattern papers. They have some types, it has all different color on the side of binders. I bought a pink one "Pretty Pink" which is all pretty girly theme pattern papers inside, and a mint green one "Baby" which is obviously the baby theme. The inside of pink one is like this;

It's just a few of them here but actually this book contains a lot of pages! For a scrapbooker like me would feel happy just looking at blank pages of this book!

Each book comes with this awesome pen which is a pen on one side and a stick glue on the other side!

I paid about 2000yen, I think. It's not bad at all. I also bought a pink pen, a blue pen, and some of their accessories.

So after I brought this babies home, of course I did some research about this products. I guess it's popular in the states (for scrapbookers, at least), and there are many you tube videos of how to and all. This one is the official one;

It looks so fun! Doesn't it?? I can watch this video over and over! I love scrapbook, and I can't help checking out new products though I've done almost nothing lately. And I realized that the style has been changed a lil bit, and I think I like this style better. Again, I haven't gotten a chance to try these new style, as this video said "MESSY & Beautiful". It's almost like teenager's journal. I sure need to practice my handwriting and doodling some cuties.

I just wish there was a good (and not so expensive) portable photo printer for iPhone, so I can take some snap shots print them out right there, and SMASH those in it. I may just buy Cheki...

Oh, and one thing I regret, I should have bought ALL the SMASH* products there in Fukuoka... I guess I just have to ask my hubby to take me back there sometime VERY

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Monday, May 21, 2012

New Look

Wow, it's already mid-May! Sadly I posted only a few this couple of years. Well, I've always wanted to blog. It's just... it's just... it's just my stupid OCD!!! I had been thinking about changing my blog looks, just didn't have enough time to myself. It's not like I make background and all, but couldn't find something click to my image. Then every time there was something I wanted to blog about, I opened my blog app and almost start to type... But my blog had still same old look, that really turned me off from blog spirits.

But today, thanks to Leelou Blogs, I found the layout what I like very much! This is pretty and colorful! Yay! There are a lot more wonderful layout in her blog.

So, now do I really blog more often? Again, I'd love to. I really need to talk to myself (that's what this blog for, it's all about self-satisfaction), I really need some time to myself! My hubby bought me a very nice camera (technically I ordered it and told him that's what I want for Christmas present, but that counts), have been buying A LOT of scrapbook collection which I haven't opened most of it, reading books and blogs I would like to share, planning to cook some awesome recipes... but been super duper busy and when I come home, I just want to relax with my family... (more like dead on the couch...)

But now my blog is ready with new look, I should make my progress on my to-do list one by one.;))

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

iPad2 n Digital Scrapbooking

So I got iPad2. This time, it's unlimited 3G connection so I can use Internet anywhere. And also this time, I picked Smart Cover (Pink one!) so it's not too big in my purse. Now I can take it everywhere.:)) Then I wondered... "What do I want to do on iPad?" So I was App surfing (checking out Apps in App store. It's MAKInglish if you ask:D) and I found this cool App for Digital Scrapbook called Coolibah. Coolibah is a free app, comes with free Digital Scrapbook kit. If you want more variety of frames, borders, alphabets, embellishments, and a lot of backgrounds, they have in-app purchase kits and all. It costs only $0.99 per kit/set. Only down side about this app is, because those kits are kinda heavy so it takes some times loading. I strongly recommend to save the page you've finished on iPad so you don't lose it if the app freezes and you have to re-install. (It happened on me once so far, which I didn't know the other solution so I re-install it. All the kits I bought are still safe but the page I made was gone. Fortunately I saved it on my iPad.) There is other solution according to their website, which is very useful. Anyway this is the page I made yesterday on the bus to work, took only 30 minutes.

Well, now talk about Digital Scrapbooking on iPad2... I don't think the camera on iPad2 is good at all. Maybe okay for some snapshots or maybe in some locations like sunny outside. But not good enough to make Digital Scrapbook page, I would say. I have a memory card reader for iPad so I used that to load the pictures on the layout above. The pictures taken with iPhone should be okay too I think. Or you can use iCloud. Upload on your PC and send them via iCloud. If you use dSLR then you should resize the images before save it to iCloud so it doesn't take too much space on iCloud. There are some free softwares that resize multiple pictures at the time. I downloaded this one called JTrim and it was very easy to use. I almost gave up doing these staff like Digital Scrapbook and all on iPad, but I guess everything works well on iPad2. I am glad that I got it! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Autumn in Huis Ten Bosch

I love the view in Huis Ten Bosch! Especially now, it's beautiful! The weather was perfect yesterday... I could only take some pics with my iPhone yesterday, but I may come back here when I'm off n take more pics... Mmmm...:))

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Over a year...

I can't believe that it's been a year since last time I posted here... It has been crazy, that's for sure...

We finally went back to Tokyo! Yay! We saw all my family there, shopped in my town Shibuya, went to see Tokyo Tower, went to TDL... Then the very next day after the TDL... The massive earthquake happened... We were in the old military building where we were staying when the earthquake hit. The building shook crazy, we tried to evacuate from the building, Chris got Ilah, John could walk his way out all by himself, but Michele was terrified and she couldn't move. So I picked her up and tried to go down the stairs. We were on the 4th floor, the building didn't stop shaking, all I could think was to get her out of here. So I ran down the stairs, didn't realize that the stairs were moving bad. Then I fell down the stairs, the gentleman behind me picked Michele up and took her downstairs. I tried to get up then I noticed that I hurt my ankle. It didn't help me go down the stairs faster at all. But made it to the exit of the building...

So we couldn't stay there anymore, we went to my cousin's house which it usually takes about 20mins to get there from where the hotel at, but obviously everybody was going home, trains were not working, so... It took 10 hours...

Anyway, we were safe after all. Right after we came home, me n Chris celebrated our 8th anniversary. Then I got a job!lol So now I work in Huis Ten Bosch, the Dutch theme park in Sasebo, Japan. My work is in this park, called English Square. Basically it's the place where Japanese people can experience things in English. Not totally a school, but we have a lot of customers using as school trips. Which all students had great times... It's been crazy busy as far as my work schedule goes, but I think I like my work. I've met so many people, I can use my talent here, pay is not bad either.

Only concern is I cannot spend as much time with my family as before. Sometime I get to talk to kids only in the morning. I feel very bad for them. Well kids actually kinda like me working in Huis Ten Bosch tho, so they can come visit me here...

I also lost "me" time. Then I still buy things for scrapbook n I hope I can find some time for that... Eventually...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Knitty Knit

Since I made knit hats for kids' school event, I feel like knitting. Haha, it sounds just like me! Well, I wanna make something, but I can knit only straight. Then I found this circular knitting needle. It's a loop shaped and two short needles are connected, so it's perfect to make knit hats.(then again, another knit hat?lol)

Oh well, it's getting really cold lately, n since I got haircut, it's easier for me to just put a hat on to hide my messy hair, so I will need some of it. But I would like to learn to knit more than just knit hats... Is there any classes around here?

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Favorite of Favorites


This my Favorite of Favorites, THE Chocolate Donut from Pompadour Bakery! I hadn't had it for... over 7yrs? I really really love this donuts. Unfortunately I couldn't find this bakery in Sasebo. But I found it in Nagasaki!!! Yay!!! I got 2 for me, 1 for John n 1 for Michele. And we ate it all...

The problem is... I want The bad news is... Nagasaki is not exactly "honey, could we go to get the donuts?" distance from here. Hmmm... Next time, I should buy a dozen...

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