hair & beauty

A Different Purpose for the Korean Bun Maker

Some time last year, Jannie kindly sent me a Magic Korean bun maker and I’ve been wanting to use it for the longest time but my hair simply isn’t long enough yet (I have serious envy for girls who can wear their hair in a bun on top of their head and adorned with a pretty, oversized bow). It has sat— untouched (save for that one time I took it out and read the instructions)— on top of my table in the Ziploc bag it came in until this morning when I decided to give it a try.

(Jannie also sent me a couple of rings. Thank you ♥♥♥)


Sorry, Helga, no haircuts for you for the next two months…


Shredded Denim Jacket Progress!

In this entry, I mentioned that one of my 2011 goals was to take on more DIY projects, beginning with this denim jacket I bought specifically for shredding. I thought it was going to take me until next year to finish this jacket, especially since I stopped working on it for over a week due to my back injury and googling good deals on direct mail printing (bahahaaha).

Well… I am making progress, omg. I picked it up again over the weekend and discovered a technique that makes shredding faster. If I work on this for at least half an hour each day, I might be done by the end of the month!

I know it looks like crap with the lack of horizontal shredding. My plan is to shred the entire jacket first before deciding which parts/chunks of white thread to snip away.

Shredded Denim Jacket Progress!

ink and needles, outfits

New Tattoo: Saudade

If you follow me on Twitter or Tumblr, you probably know I got a new tattoo (my third) last Friday. I’ve been anxious to post photos except I injured my back that same night and have been stuck at home, unable to move properly, since Saturday morning. I am terribly bored and have sort of quit smoking (so I’ve been looking browsing the internets for the best electronic cigarette starter kit).

It sucks.

(If you must know how in the world I got myself in this lulzy situation: I fell off a chair and landed smack on my back. I must have tried to break the fall with my left arm because I ended up with a swollen left palm and scratches on my elbow. I had to to go to the hospital to get some x-rays done and my friend, Erwin, had to push me around in a wheelchair. It’s that bad. I haven’t even been able to go back for my x-ray results seeing that walking hurts.)

It’s really no fun and I am hoping this injury isn’t permanent.

Anyway, here are photos of my new tattoo. A warning: my skin doesn’t look nice. I couldn’t find my bottle of fragrance-free lotion so my skin is extra dry (I also haven’t been able to shave my legs because I can’t bend forward yet). I use Drapolene (diaper rash cream) to ease the itchiness and it does wonders.

Saudade tattoo

BLOODY! This was really painful. I’m not sure if it was because the tattoo artist had a heavy hand but I was told that calf tattoos really do hurt, even more than shin tattoos? Thanks to Chui for this photo.

New Tattoo: Saudade.