out & about

Moshi Moshi

Jen and I went to Japantown yesterday! I actually declined the invite at first because there were some things that I needed to do around the house. But then I had an emo moment and thought, “Damn, I should’ve just gone!” And then Jen called me again and asked if I was sure that I didn’t want to go, so I said, “Let me fix my hair.”And to let my parents know. Even though I’m well in my 20s, mid-20s even,  I still have to let my parents know where I go. That’s the price you pay when you live rent-free with your family.

I damn near forgot just how cold it is in San Francisco during the summer. I remember when I lived in Daly City, I thought the constant fogginess was amazing as I hate hot weather. But towards the end of my time in the bay area, I got a bad case of seasonal depression from lack of sunshine.

Once we got there, we were greeted with misty air which was a nice change from the central valley heat. I don’t think I can deal with that kind of weather everyday ever again though.

Anyway, I grabbed a couple of silk headbands with bows at Daiso for just $1.50 each. I haven’t taken pictures of them yet, but you’ll most likely see me wearing one of them in a post in the near future. I like to think of Daiso as a Japanese Target: they have EVERYTHING — fashion accessories, stationary, housewares, cosmetics, craft goods, snacks, etc.

I also found a cupcake place inside the Kintetsu mall called Cako Bakery. The cupcakes were really pricey ($3.50 each!), but I saw that they had a Strawberry Cheesecake one and I couldn’t resist.

I even found some Doctor Who toys inside a toy store I always frequent whenever I go to J-Town (the name of it escapes me though)! The first thing I saw was this 12 inch Clockwork Man figure, from the episode “The Girl in the Fireplace” which is one of my favorite episodes. They toys were freakishly pricey though — the Sonic Screwdriver I got on Amazon for $20 was being sold for $30, and the 11th Doctor’s screwdriver was being sold for $40. I found that Amazon not too long ago for $14.99. Even though I got really excited for spotting Who merchandise, I figured I’d wait till I go to Comic Con next week to go ape shit.

All in all, it was a good day. I’ll leave you with my “seasonal depression” face. Haha!

outfit details:

  • headband/belt: Target
  • jacket: ???
  • dress: Forever 21
  • boots: thrifted
  • necklace: refer to this post
  • earrings: H&M
  • bag: Louis Vuitton

My Cupcake Adventure

While I was on vacation, my friend Jen sent me a link to a shop called Cupcake Craving in Davis, CA, a town about 45 minutes away from where I live. She called me a few times when I got back to see if I wanted to go check it out, but I was swamped with family stuff. But earlier today when I was about to go for a swim in my backyard, she called to see if I was up for a cupcake adventure. I didn’t really have any plans besides cleaning and posting things on eBay, so I said I’d go. Plus I would’ve felt bad if I said “no” again!

So, why would we travel so far away for cupcakes, you may be wondering? Well, they’re gourmet cupcakes, so why not? Jen seemed really keen on checking this place out, and I am not one to refuse a cupcake quest invitation (I only delay them by being busy with other things).

I was pretty overwhelmed with the selection they had. And they also had ice cream and milkshakes! But I stuck with my original plan: buy 2 cupcakes — a fruity one and a chocolatey one. I settled on the Strawberry Dream and Monkey Mania (pictured in the back row in the photo below), and I bought my mom Red Velvet and Dulce Deleche because I’m awesome like that. 🙂

Monkey Mania was pretty effing tasty — it’s banana cake with caramel filling and cream cheese frosting, topped with a chocolate monkey. :Drool:

The Strawberry dream was ridiculously pink. Like, 80s Barbie neon pink. It was quite yummy though. 😀

There are some other flavors that I’d like to try, but Tim told me I need to check out another cupcake place in Davis called Let Them Eat Cake. AH! Too many places to go. I told Jen we should also go to Teacake Bake Shop in Emeryville after our shift at SPD next week. Not only do they have delicious cupcakes, but cookies as well. I suggest the Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut cookie. SO GOOD.

I really need to watch it though. I’ve lost a lot of weight this year, and at the rate I’ve been going at with Disneyland and my grandpa’s party, I’ve been eating sweets nonstop. My body is in a bit of shock — it’s like, “WTF are you doing to me?! What is this crap?”

Sorry, body! Perhaps I should get some fruit tomorrow… or just eat more chocolate covered raisins.

outfit details:

  • jacket: Ashely
  • dress: Forever 21
  • sunglasses: Coach
  • head scarf: thirfted
  • bunny brooch: estate sale
  • shoes: Zoe&Zac (Payless Shoe Source)