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Japanese fashion magazines (Jan/Feb) & e-Mook

Magazine freebies for Jan & Feb issues plus e-Mook (magazine & premium gift). Some magazines had made their release two weeks ago, but I still pick them up for those wanting a reference.

There are a lot more fashion magazines in Japan.
Please feel free to ask any even if they are not listed here.

For more details, please inquire through the blue button at the bottom.

D.U.P / Natural look false eyelashes

Japanese fashion magazine CanCam (Feb)

CanCam - Feb issue

1. TSUMORI CHISATO / Mouton drawstring bag (Embellished with cat tag)
(Size: H25 X D15cm)

2. Sweet bear’s school illustration calendar (Size: W21 X H29cm)

Japanese fashion magazine SPRiNG (Feb)

SPRiNG - Feb issue

1. MORE & gelato pique / Floral prints mint long vanity pouch
(Size: W17 X H9 X D5.5cm)

2. Sweet floral design desktop calendar (monthly)

Japanese fashion magazine MORE (Jan)

MORE - Jan issue

BEAMS LIGHTS / Light leopard prints quilted tote bag
(Size: W26 X H29 X D11cm)

Japanese fashion magazine InRed (Jan)

InRed - Jan issue

1. BEAMS / Fanciful polka dots slip blanket (Size: W116 X H58cm)

2. Rilakkuma desktop calendar (Size: W14.5 X H14.5cm)

steady - Jan issue

Snidel / Fluffy mouton tote bag (Size: W28 X H20 X D13cm)

Japanese fashion magazine sweet (Jan)

sweet - Jan issue

MADELINE original drawstring tote bag (Size: W31 X H20 X D7cm)

MADELINE illustration drawstring bag

MADELINE e-mook

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Japanese style kid’s wear jinbei

Japanese style kid’s wear, jinbei as Christmas present for my soon to be 3 years nephew. Few would probably thought of buying summer wear in the middle of winter season. So its a great bargain to get these as shops are marking down the prices to clear stocks… The merit of staying in a tropical island (*^-^*)

I love the colorful jinbei of course, but who can resist those wooden clogs?
I can’t wait to see my nephew puts them on.

And a reminder that today is 21st-Dec, if it slips your mind.
According to Mayan calender, today is the doomsday.
With few more hours to go, we will be welcoming 22nd-Dec in Tokyo.
I had better hurry up to update the blog before doomsday (*^-`)v

Japanese style kids wear

Japanese summer style kids wear

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Pale pastel christmas nails

Some lovely christmas nails collection from ViVi.
The use of pale pastel color tones to create the likes of sweet, kawaii nail designs has enjoyed great popularity during Christmas season.

Can you picture having the fantasy world with snow covered trees and houses, painted on your nails!? And perhaps, you could even heat the sound of falling snow in the silent night by just looking at them (@^-^@)v

The gorgeous and brilliant use of gold decorations like stars, studs and lines for some glittering accent on the nails. They look just like lovely wrappings and Christmas presents. Interesting huh! (^.^*!?)

And wouldn’t it be awesome to have cute little shooting stars or 2-tier cakes or even Santa as designs on your nails? Bet Santa will get delighted for an appearance chance on your nails (*^-`)v

Japanese’s fabulous Christmas themes nail ideas are simply creative and awesome.
Christmas mood is in the air… for me…

Japanese Christmas nail arts, cute lovely glittering nail, fairytale nails, Santa claus

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Cold winter in Tokyo

Tokyo generally has a mild winter with few snowfall.
But Tokyo’s winter is still a very cold one. The picture below should be able to tell.

Even the doves flocked together to sunny spots to keep themselves warm {{(>_<)}}
It is just the opposite during summer. Gathering near puddle of water and hiding under the shade of trees are what they love doing.

It is no doubt the basic instinct of living beings to adapt to the changing environment. But the “realistic action” of these doves couldn’t help but put a smile to my face (^-^)

都心の冬

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M7.3 Sanriku offshore earthquake

Basic instinct for me to start “googling” Yahoo Japan for news of earthquakes each time when buildings started swaying a bit in Tokyo.

Another M7.3 earthquake hit Japan’s Sanriku coast again, 2 days ago on 7th-Dec. I took to Yahoo for first hand news as usual. The information normally came up within 10 minutes after earthquakes occurred. It gave details like origin of the earthquake, magnitude, seismic intensity of each areas with a map of Japan, etc (See picture below).

The map indicated that this quake shook more than two-thirds of Japan (@ @;;)
Aomori prefecture recorded an earthquake of 5th degree on the seismic scale.
Tokyo recorded a 3~4 degree, with tremors lingering for quite some time.

Japanese scientists see it as an aftershock from “Tōhoku earthquake”.
It was kind of astounding and scary to know that despite “Tōhoku earthquake” happened neared 2 years ago, aftershocks still persist (>_<)
And looks like these aftershocks is not going to end any sooner…

7th-Dec M7.3 outer rise earthquake

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ViVi & Ray / Japanese DIY hairstyles

Some braid & twist hairstyle combine with hair accessories, techniques picked up from Ray & ViVi magazines. Which is your favorite style?

Japanese DIY hairstyles

Style1: Loose ponytail
Tips for a sweet & cute ponytail:
Curl the fringe with velcro curler, make horizontal curls using curling iron before tying your hair up.

Style2: Bow clip arrangement
Tips for a sweet, ladylike look:
Volume up partial part of the fringe at the top with velcro curler, make MIX curls using curling iron, before braiding in and knotting the braids at the one side, bow clip at the other.

Sweet and ladylike DIY hairstyles

Style3: Hat & loose braiding arrangement
Tips for a cute & stylish look:
Tie a loose braid at the side, and with the hat on, touch up by pulling the braid as well as some surrounding hairs to loosen for a natural and soft look.

Style4: Hairband & braided bun arrangement
Tips for a neat, elegant look:
Braid the hair to the back. Twist once and knot it into a bun. Add the hairband and its complete.

Style5: Bow clip & Braid arrangement
Tips for a simple, chic, feminine look:
Separate into few bundles at the side, twist each of them and bring to the back and tie with bow clip.

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Japanese fashion magazines (Dec/Jan) & e-Mook

Magazine freebies for Dec & Jan issues plus e-Mook (magazine & premium gift). Some magazines had made their release two weeks ago, but I still pick them up for those wanting a reference.

There are a lot more fashion magazines in Japan. Please feel free to ask any even if they are not listed here.

For more details, please inquire through the blue button at the bottom.

Little Twin Stars Kikirara / Plaid cosmetic pouch (Size: W21 X H13 X D7cm)

Japanese fashion magazine SPRiNG (Jan)

non-no - Jan issue

LAVENHAM / Navy quilted pouch (white polka dots)
(Size: W20 X H13 X D8cm)

Japanese magazine liniere (Jan)

liniere - Jan issue

Snoopy & MILKFED / HAPPY tote bag (Size: W22 X H21 X D10cm)

Japanese fashion magazine SPRiNG (Jan)

SPRiNG - Jan issue

SAZABY / Monogram flap pouch (Size: W16.5 X H10 X D3cm)

Japanese fashion magazine InRed (Dec)

InRed - Dec issue

31 Sons de mode / Casual cute bucket tote
(Size: W31 X H22 XD19cm)

Japanese fashion magazine With (Dec)

With - Dec issue

Clathas / Camellia print black enamel bag (Size: W36 X H20 X D11cm)

Japanese fashion magazine Steady (Dec)

Steady - Dec issue

Gorgeous make-up cosmestic bag (Release date: 29-Nov)

Vanity pouch (winter collection)

gelato pique 2012-13 Winter collection (e-mook)

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J-pop rock band Monkey Majik

I have a great passion for J-pop musics.
There is something in the music that deeply touches the very soul and heart.
And what’s really amazing is that you don’t get sick with the music not even decades down the road. Also, you don’t have to understand Japanese language to like J-pop.

J-pop band ,”Monkey Majik” is my latest addiction.
Didn’t know the group until they were featured in one of the news program, doing charity shows to help reconstruct the stricken areas, that the 3.11 Tohoku earthquake brought about 2.5 years ago.

What caught my attention was at first, the group’s formation.
A four members group, made up of two Canadian brothers and two Japanese (@o@)
They are often being referred to as the “hybrid band”.
And did it strike you dumbfounded to know that the Canadian brothers are the vocalists!? They sing and speak really fluent Japanese though.

The group actually started out from Year 2000 and had since released many famous songs. So sorry that “ME”, the country pumpkin has totally been ignorant about it, all this while m(_ _)m

What’s the question? Why I love “Monkey Majik”?
Ok,,, I love the way in how they sing in Japanese with a western-like feel, something very new, very pop, yet sounds very pleasant to the ear  (*,, ^-^)
Love how their voice has a calming and soothing effect that works like a relaxant for me (^_-)v
In general, their music have the power to touch and move me to tears, giving me hope and courage at the same time.

“Headlight” is the first song of theirs that I listened to that moved me instantly. I had the YouTube embedded too if you would take time to listen to it.

Japanese-Canadian pop rock band

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Japan’s Christmas cakes

Ever wonder how Christmas cakes look like in the creative hands of the Japanese? Since Christmas Day is round the corner, here are some collections picked up from Antenor, a famous cake and pastry shop in Japan.

Do check out on their site if you are interested.

Christmas Yule log cake has been a standard in the world.
Antenor’s log cakes came with a total of 3 flavors, Chocolat, Berries and Mont Blanc. And how sweet to incorporate Santas Claus into the design.
Which is your pick? Mine goes to chocolat not because of the design, but simply because of my passion for chocolat (*^-^*)b 
Japan cute Christmas log cakes

Santa garden (10,500yen)
Can you tell this cake is large enough to share 20 people?
A party size cake with Snowman & Santa claus surrouned by plenty of strawberries & fruits. That’s simply luxurious~~
Japan Christmas cake for party

Noel Duet (6,720yen)
A 2 tier cake!?No, its not a wedding cake. And of course, it’s a Christmas cake. And there he is, the leading star, Santa standing right at the top looking for the next destination to dispatch his gifts! Cute little thing, isn’t he?
Japan Christmas 2 tier cake

Christmas cake in single pieces (525yen)
Calories is your big enemy? Opt for the single pieces Christmas cake.
Santas claus and snowman motifs cakes are just too irresistible not to bring back home (^__-)v
Japan Christmas cake slices (Snowman, Santa claus)

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Japanese sweets cute macarons for dessert

In a real world, tigers, rabbits, pandas, pigs, monkeys, won’t be getting along in harmony. It is a practical world with carnivores, herbivores & omnivores.

But the Japanese created the fantasy, harmonious world with exquisitely painted macaron in shape of various animals (*^-^*)v
Wow amazing! Aren’t they cute little things?

Not only with kids, these macarons are an extreme hit with adults too.
Everyone has a passion for sweet “kawaii” things (@^_-@)

Although these macarons are far from the images of those Japanese traditional sweets, but its another creative idea that was born because of Japanese’s love for artistic & beautiful things.

Do check out on the shopping site if you are interested.

Animal series desert (rabbit, tiger, bear, frog, panda

Delicate hand-painted sweets in kawaii shape of animals

Christmas delicacy (Santau Claus, snowman, christmas tree, reindeer, stars

Hand-painted christmas edition macaron

And of course, they came up with the Christmas limited edition!
We are greeted by warm, gentle Santa Claus, the smiling faces of Mr.Snowman and reindeer. Oh,,, won’t Christmas do us the favour to quicken its pace? (~^~)

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