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Ernest & Celestine + The Book of Life

Currently listening to: Mirai no Museum – Perfume

Feeling: Photobucket

Omg my keyboard was being funny for a few minutes and I couldn’t type except in gibberish.

Anyway, now that that’s fixed…

I HAVE NEGLECTED MY BLOG FOR 273872683 YEARS D: I already missed a few things I wanted to blog about and my horrible memory isn’t helping me D:

Also, WORDPRESS WHY YOU CHANGE ON ME AGAIN!? I can’t even make this text box larger and scroll -_-

Ummmm so yes. A few weeks back, Andrew came to visit and he rented Ernest & Celestine for me to watch! He showed me the trailer and I thought the art style was adorable, and I’m a sucker for the French language 8D I think there was an option for English voices, but we just watched it in the original French with English subtitles. So yes, it was a super cute film! Gets you in the feels, I recommend it :) I think it was running against Disney’s Frozen for the Oscar’s or something?

But onto the actual parts of this entry I can remember.

Andrew visited me again on Thursday despite him being super tired from evil 4am shifts. I decided it would be best if I drove us everywhere instead :P Andrew doesn’t like me driving haha 8D I speed and do sharp turns and ignore stop signs 8D Shhh…

Hmm so after he arrived, I went to pick up a package from the post office :) I like receiving packages omg, supah awesomez feelingz. But yes, I opened it and voila, my online orders of Christmas presents for friends haha! I ordered from Tokyo Otaku Mode, and I’m always super impressed with their fast shipping and great customer service. I really recommend this site if you’re looking for a place for otaku goodness straight from Japan :)

After that, I drove back home to drop off everything and Andrew nabbed his glasses. Then it was off to Pacific Mall! Bought some chocolate, nommed some mediocre pork ramen and chicken skewers, and of course Andrew got his egg waffles :P Oh, I wanted to buy this panda milk tea drink from the same place I bought my ramen (my bad for not seeing it before), but the lady said it can’t be purchased separately. Like what. You’re losing so much business. No matter, Andrew managed to find another place that was selling it.

Once I was well fed, we headed to the theatre! Unfortunately there was really bad traffic, but my dangerous driving managed to get us to the theatre on time haha! 8D Not sure how many lives Andrew lost from my dangerous breaking and wacked turning…

The movie we watched was none other than the newly released The Book of Life! Since it was 5pm on a Thursday, the theatre was pretty much empty except for 2 other couples, which was great :D! And now onto the actual movie.

If you’re the type who enjoys a really good plot/story line, this probably isn’t the movie for you. The plot was predictable and rushed in many places, and there’s also a lot of singing :P More singing than I expected. But if you’re the type who digs colours and visuals, this is the movie for you. I really enjoyed the animation and the art style. Really glad I didn’t watch this in 3D though, I would have gotten a huge migraine from the tornado of bright palettes. The voice acting was really well done as well :)

We headed to Indigo and Winner’s after the movie. Andrew was trying to find a bow tie but no luck D: And somehow, I managed to buy a pair of Oxfords even though I told myself not to buy anything grrrrr! But I like them and they’re work-appropriate? 8D Excuses, excuses…

For dinner we headed to Swiss Chalet. Neither of us were hungry, though :S I forced myself to eat my beloved chicken pesto penne, and regretted it badly because I was super full afterwards. It was a quick dinner because Andrew was getting tired from lack of sleep, and at around 10 he headed home~ Not sure when we’ll see each other next because I’LL BE ON VACATION SOON LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~

Captain America: The Winter Soldier + Bunnies

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Omg kill me I have so much catching up to do in terms of blogging. This blog was supposed to be last week yeesh >< I don’t even remember what happened anymore D:

Andrew came to visit me, and I believe we went to nom somewhere. But where? *ponders* We shall probably never knows. Unless Andrew remembers. In which case I’ll update this.

Oh, I remember forcing Andrew to watch Cats Don’t Dance! A very old film that I saw way back when I was in elementary 8D I didn’t quite understand the script back then, but when I watched it again I realized how clever it was :P It’s a good short romantic comedy with really good animation for its time. Unfortunately Andrew didn’t really like it :P BUT THAT’S OKAY, I ENJOYED IT.

Oh oh oh it’s slowly coming back to me. The events. But backwards. Right. So before we watched Cats Don’t Dance, I needed to go pick up a package! Drove out over to the Shopper’s Drug Mart outside my house and stupid old me forgot the parcel slip =_= I drove Andrew over to the nearby Swiss Chalet to grab nommies for take out while I went back home to grab the slip, and then I picked up my parcel.

OMG MY PARCEL XD! I ordered it probably 3 days before, and it was free express shipping BEST DEAL EVER. What did I buy? 5 rabbit things O_O! A giant white rabbit back pack and 4 smaller super adorable rabbit plushies! Got them from Tokyo Otaku Mode online, and I had a $5 coupon as well 8D Bahaha, I’m so happy with my bunnies 8D I’M NOT OBSESSED.

1Nabbed this picture from the website. Got the white one with pink straps >w<

2LOOK AT THEM. I CAN’T. UGH. MY HEART *shrivels up*

Speaking of obsessed, I can’t stop eating these delicious Popeye candy sticks. Nom nom nom.

And now onto the actual main point of this entry. Andrew bought the second Captain America movie over for us to watch. Honestly, I wasn’t that excited to watch it. I mean, I pretty much saw half the movie in GIF format on Tumblr already haha, and I felt it was going to be a lot scarier than the first. Turns out I was wrong! The main villain that I thought would scare the crap out of me wasn’t even on screen half the time 8D I also felt more suspense, but at the same time it had many light-hearted moments and jokes. Anyway, we all know I only watch it for Black Widow 8D That girl can kick some serious butt.

Dang it, I can’t remember where Andrew and I nommed for dinner! This entry will need a lot of updating. That’s what I get for procrastinating!

Guardians of the Galaxy + Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

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UGHHHHH WORDPRESS STOP CHANGING ON ME WIRGIUHWRG

*calms down*

As usual this blog is quite late :P Andrew came to visit on Tuesday and I already forgot what we did aside from watching a movie haha XD!

Ummm, I believe he arrived a little past 11, and then we went to Go For Tea for lunch. I ordered a huge bowl of noodles and a yummy hot chocolatey drink. I was craving it ever since Anna got it to go a few days ago. Mmmm barley and chocolatey =w= Andrew wasn’t too happy with his condensed milk on toast. There was hardly any condensed milk grrr D< But at least he was somewhat happy with his blueberry flavoured drink.

After than we headed back to my house and Andrew showed me a new anime called Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. He’d been trying to get me to watch it for a while now, but I was lazy. I actually was intrigued by the preview picture on Crunchyroll, but because it was listed in the popular section, I wanted to be hipster and cool and not watch it because I’m hipster and cool and avoid mainstream *cough* Anyway.

Very glad Andrew showed it to me :) I was really confused at the beginning, and Andrew had to do a lot of explaining, (which I’m finding always happens whenever we watch anything) but I enjoyed the animation. Apparently, in Andrew’s terms, the anime is about engineering magic, and how magic is a science. I’ve pretty much caught up to the recent episodes now, and the main girl character is on my cosplay list 8D She reminds me of Elsa from Frozen, but like, Japanese? That said, I also feel that the recent episodes have lost some of the drive and cool factor I felt from the beginning few episodes, but I hope it returns.

At around 3:45 we headed out to the theatre to watch MY LITTLE PONY I kid, we watched Guardians of the Galaxy. Wanted to see if you were paying attention.

I didn’t have very high hopes for this movie. The posters did not look interesting to me at all. I also kept seeing spoiler GIFs on Tumblr haha 8D That’s Tumblr for you, I always find out about things from there. Mmm, but yes, the movie was above my expectations :P My favourite parts are definitely the special effects, though I know Andrew enjoys the script a lot :P I also asked many questions during the movie, and I believe it takes place in the same universe as the Avengers? Which is neat I guess, since I really like the Avengers, so I’m interested to see how they’ll be tied together. The universe has too many superheroes!

After the movie, we headed to the nearby Indigo, where I stumbled upon VOCALOID ART BOOKS OMGGGGGGG I SAW 4 OF THEM. HNGGGGGGGG art books *cries* I would have gotten all 4, but I really need to stop splurging *cries some more* Oh, and I also bought a nice set of pens, which I had fun doodling with during dinner at Montana’s 8D

Hmmm what else shall I include. Fan Expo is next week, and Dreamz and Jelee are coming over tomorrow so we can hopefully finish our cosplays :D Not sure if I mentioned it already, but we’re going to be wearing Perfume’s 1mm dance dresses :) The crazy white dresses with all the rainbow triangles that we are PAINSTAKINGLY HAND-PAINTING. If you see us, come take pictures with us ^_^ Hopefully we’ll have our 2 dances down as well :)

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Currently listening to: Funny phone noises

Feeling: Photobucket

A day may come when the laziness of me fails, when I sit in front of my laptop, and break all bonds of late entries, BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY.

Anyway, on Monday Andrew came to visit me! Traffic was bad and he a little late, but that’s okay. The first thing we did was go fill our bellies. We went to Go For Tea because I felt like it. AND I MUST MENTION THAT I DROVE! Instead of Andrew. Yeah. I made a wrong turn. BUT WE GOT THERE 8D Andrew ordered a yummy strawberry toast, which didn’t look very appetizing to me but I’m glad he enjoyed it :P As for me, I ordered fried rice with sausage. The restaurant was pretty much empty because all bubble tea places only get business in the late evenings :P

After nomming, we headed, as in, I drove, to First Markham Place 8D We wanted to see the 4:15pm show for How to Train Your Dragon 2, but we were early, so we chilled for a little bit at the nearby Chapters. Unfortunately, 15 minutes in, Andrew realized he had forgotten his glasses at my house, so we went back to get them and then drove back to the theatre, 15 minutes early :)

SOOOOOOOOOO the movie was really good! Wow, I liked it a lot more than the first one! Which is surprising, because usually sequels are worse XD! I liked that there was more…violence? Fighting? I don’t know, and I felt the animation was better. I want my own Toothless :3 Apparently there’s going to be a 3rd movie out in 2016! I liked how the second one ended, but I guess there could be room for a 3rd one, since we really don’t know what happened to Drago after the alpha dragon beast thing (which Andrew and I agree looked more like a triceratops than a dragon) just retreated into the water.

Once the movie was over, we headed back to Chapters to relax. I randomly picked up a manga (Sakura Hime, by Arina Tanemura) and finished it, but I didn’t want to continue more after I saw the shelf housing 10+ volumes >.> I tried looking for art books but couldn’t find any to my liking either.

At around 7, my mom asked if we wanted to have dinner together, and so we headed back to my place and then my parents drove us to Fav Cafe at about 8, our default dinner place when it’s late haha. After a quick dinner, we were back home, and then I asked Andrew to drive me over to Whitney’s place so I could drop off some cookies my friend Jelee had made for her :) We were back within 20 minutes, and then after some Tumblring, Andrew headed back home.

Ahhhh side note, I’ve been super busy at work. Month end is always hectic, and it’s before a long weekend as well so blah. Can’t wait until then.

Treasure Planet + Summerlicious at Auberge du Pommier

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I wasn’t actually going to write an entry until a few days later to keep up with my ongoing super procrastination, but I had nothing better to do 8D

I went to visit Andrew on Sunday, and as usual I took the GO bus from York University and was picked up at McMaster :) Andrew surprised me with MINT CHOCOLATE SWIRL ICE CREAM bahaha 8D It wasn’t mint chocolate chip, but it was still tasty. That was super nice of him :) I was wondering why he was 10 minutes late to pick me up :P But yes, I texted Andrew that I was craving it on the GO bus and I guess Andrew’s nice. I guess :P

When we arrived back at Andrew’s house, we finished watching the FIFA finals! I was on Argentina’s side, and Andrew was cheering for Germany. We all know what happened :P Andrew enjoyed the names of the German players :P Apparently all of them sound like weapons 8D Andrew’s dad then made chicken and salad for dinner. That was yummy :) I ended up finishing the entire bowl of salad (that was supposed to serve 4 people) because I’m obviously a rabbit.

Once our tummies were full, we watched Treasure Planet! It’s an older Disney movie, but I remember liking it a lot. After watching it again, I found a new love for the script haha XD! The animation and art style is very pretty, and I like the futuristic yet steam-punk ideas and themes. There is also not very much singing, as is common in a lot of the more popular and loved Disney movies.

The next morning, Andrew took me down to Pier 4 for foodies at William’s! It was past noon by then, but Andrew ordered a lot of breakfast foods while I tried their pesto chicken panini and French onion soup. Didn’t really like their panini (gave it to Andrew), but the soup was good :3 We wanted to walk around after eating, but I thought it was a little too chilly for that, so we headed back home and I had a small nap.

When I woke up, it became a very anime-filled day. We watched episodes of Fairy Tail, Madoka Magica, and Andrew introduced me to Servant x Service, which, unfortunately, reminded me way too much of work, so it wasn’t really to my liking. After another home-made dinner, Andrew drove me home because I had early work the next day.

Excuse me while I go eat the remainder of the ice cream Andrew bought for me.

Aaaaaaaaaaand now onto the food porn. Or lack of :P I really need to change my blog layout so I can incorporate pictures into my entries. It’s probably not difficult to go find another theme, but I am too lazy. I am soooooo lazy.

Speaking of food porn, though, I did have my delicious share of it yesterday! Let’s talk about that.

After work yesterday, I drove to my friend Nicolas’ place to meet up with him and Julie so we could take one car to Auberge du Pommier, a restaurant that Julie recommended for Summerlicious. Originally I was supposed to drive to my friend Anna’s place, but she was called into work last minute, even though she wasn’t supposed to start work until the next day :c To kill time while Julie was getting ready, Nicolas showed me a rhythm game called Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA (which I totally suck at, and that surprised me because I’m pretty decent at DDR!) and Katamari Damacy! Haha, that was hard as well. I suck at video games in general D:

At around 5:30, Anna arrived, and then we all hopped into Nicholas’ small little Fiat! Anna and I were super intimate in the back seats ;) Haha 8D Our reservation was for 6:15pm, but yeesh, there was mad traffic, and we had little bit of trouble finding the place, so we were about 5 minutes late. NO MATTER, THOUGH 8D

Now I’m not a Summerlicious expert. I’ve only been to a few restaurants (like…2 or 3) but Auberge du Pommier was AMAZING. The service was great, the bathroom (I didn’t actually go) was above Anna’s standards (she’s a bathroom critic, and hard to please), and I liked that the waiter cleaned the bread crumbs off our table with the little scraper. Only classy restaurants do that!

The restaurant itself was really pretty. I really liked the vintage yet stylish decor inside, and there was a nice little garden/patio/outdoor area as well, where we decided to sit. Thank goodness it wasn’t too hot or chilly XD!

As for the food, it was delicious! While we waited for our orders we were given free bread with dip. AND IT WAS WARM BREAD. Omg warm bread. And that dip was divine. But yes, thinking back, my starter and main were both salads of some sort haha XD! I’m really picky about my salads, and the 2 I ordered had food that I usually wouldn’t include in my salad (onions, peas, spinach), but wow, they were both really good. Even Julie, who doesn’t like onions at all, said the pearl onions were yummy :) All 4 of us actually ordered different main dishes, and we shared a little bite with each other. I wish I had taken my camera with me to take pictures! I really liked the “Fried Green Tomatoes” that Anna and Nicolas both ordered for their starters. I should have ordered it, but I judged it because it said tomato! Never again! I’m craving it now. After a sweet ice cream with cookies dessert, I ordered a nice Earl Grey tea to wash everything down 8D As for the bill, It was $45 for the 3 course meal, and my tea was $5.75. I think between the 4 of us, our bill was like $220 8D I’m so grateful I have a job.

When Julie was finally satisfied with the pictures we took once we were outside the restaurant, Nicolas drove us all back to his place, and then we all just had a little walk around the neighbourhood to help us digest haha 8D I had a wonderful time just talking and laughing and being random with Anna and Julie while Nicolas just basically documented our time in pictures haha. It was pretty late when Anna and I finally decided to leave, and I got back home at around 11pm. A good day indubitably!

Oh man my stomach is starting to hurt from all this ice cream haha 8D Must stop.

Fushi’s Randomness

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This is probably going to be my last entry before I head to Hong Kong for 2 weeks! WOOT. I need a vacation. Seriously. I can’t wait to shop, but I’m already dreading the humidity.

Anyway, Andrew came to freeload on Saturday! Oh, I need to tell the world my fail story. Originally I was going to freeload at Andrew’s place, but I found out last minute there was a staff meeting on the Saturday, so it would be quite late when I finished. THEN THEN THEN UGH I found out when work was done that I read the email wrong and the meeting’s the week after. UGH WHY AM I SO PATHETIC.

So yep, Andrew came instead, and WOOT he bought my Frozen on DVD and BLU-RAY YAY! Yeah, we totally watched that again, it was super awesome bahahaha 8D! Oh wait, rewind. We actually went out to eat dinner first because I was starving. Decided on the road that we would go to Panera Bread, which is my new-found go-to dinner place :D I like that I can steal Internetz and legit like their salad and French onion soup XD! AND THEY OFFER FREE TEA :D WOOT! So yeah, that was nice :D It’s nice to eat at different places every now and then.

Fast forward! We are back at my place and we watched Frozen again like I mentioned already XD! Also saw the extra bits like deleted scenes and stuff, though I wish the deleted scenes were more “polished” instead of sketchy, but oh well. Didn’t do much after that, I got a headache and then headed to bed early haha XD!

The next morning, I had planned to get up early and go nom some breakfast with Andrew, but of course mother nature hates me, so I just annoyed Andrew while he marked some assignments for school. I also finally remembered, with the help of Andrew, that I still didn’t give him his birthday present yet! Haha, I’m such a terrible person. He already knew what it was though, since I had purchased it 2836823 months in advance 8D For those curious, I got him the entire first and second season of Spice and Wolf on Blu-Ray and DVD :) So, obviously, he wanted to try it out, and we spent the next few hours just watching it on my TV 8D It wouldn’t play on his laptop for some reason :/

Unfortunately Andrew had to leave at around 3ish because his family wanted to celebrate his belated birthday haha. That and he really had lots of school work to do. So at around 3:15, he headed back home, and then I took Advil and knocked myself out. And by that I mean I went to sleep to forget my physical pain. Fun fact: I woke up at around 9 and then watched Frozen again with my parents 8D

Hmm, what else has been happening. Had a very enjoyable dinner with my high school girlies a few weeks back. We were having trouble planning it before, so I’m glad we managed to get together. We ate at this yummy restaurant called Sonoya at First Markham Place, and had super fun just catching up on our lives. A few of us hadn’t seen each other for a good…5+ years haha XD!

What else to blog about. Hmm. My dance crew (and by that I mean Jelee and AngeL) came over again last night, and we had a very fun dance practice session haha XD! Oh, we finally decided on a group name! 5YNCHRONIZ3! Yeah we’re super cool *cough* Long story. Anyway, we’ve perfected Mirai no Museum to about 95%, and we’re still learning Spending All My Time. Super excited for when it’s going to be perfect. We have matching outfits and everything hehe 8D

I really should sleep now. 8am acupuncture session awaits me, le sigh.

Side note, whenever I try to add “Andrew” as a tag, it automatically un-capitalizes the “A”, how strange.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug + Log Horizon

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Oh man. I’m not even a week into the new year and this blob is already 82763823 days late. This shall be quite the long entry, it will cover a few events XD!

Oh wow I don’t even remember the days now. *flips through calendar* Woot, let us begin! *waves wand*

First off, Andrew came to visit me on the 1st! I really should remember this haha. I believe our main goal was to watch the second Hobbit movie! He arrived a little after 12:30 and then we spent a little while looking for a good movie theatre with ideal showing times. After deciding on an afternoon slot, Andrew introduced me to a new anime he’d been enjoying called Log Horizon. We watched I think 2 or 3 episodes, and I thought it was pretty neat! It definitely reminds me of Sword Art Online, but with more thinking/strategy oriented themes to the plot. Not the biggest fan of the character designs and I wish there were more fights, but it intrigued me enough that we watched a few more episodes after we came back from watching the second Hobbit movie.

Okay, so we arrived about 10 minutes before the movie was about to start and unfortunately, only 9 seats were available and they were not good seats, so we decided to buy tickets for the next show time at 3:50pm instead, which gave us a good 40 minutes to chill. We ended up nomming some pizza (didn’t taste very good). Skip skip skip.

I really enjoyed the second Hobbit movie. I was mentally preparing myself for a while because a few friends told me it was pretty scary, and don’t get me wrong, I was scared at a lot of parts, but not as scared as I expected myself to be. The scariest part for me was looking at the spiders. *shudders* Smaug was scary as well, but more of an intimidating kind of scary than a frightening kind of scary. The movie was also more comical for me than the first and easier to follow. The first one I was just…asking Andrew a lot of questions the whole time 8D Apparently a lot of things that happened in the movie do not exist in the book, like the relationship between Tauriel and Kili, or even the character Tauriel herself. I like her, though :D I thought she was pretty darn cool 8D Yeah, definitely excited for the finale to the trilogy.

After the movie, we went back to my house and watched a few more episodes of Log Horizon. We then wanted to go to Montana’s for dinner but didn’t realize they closed at 8pm DX! Instead we both got Subway haha! And then watched more Log Horizon ._.

ACK I JUST GOT DISTRACTED BY THE JAPANESE VERSION OF LET IT GO. And many other versions for that matter.

Right so. Fast forward to Saturday the 4th! I went to visit Andrew because I was free. My dad drove me to York and I was a little worried at first because the university was pretty much empty and the usual GO buses and TTC buses were non-existent. Luckily the bus did come, and I did make it to McMaster 8D I need to complain about stupid Presto. I loaded 80 friggen dollars onto my card weeks ago and for some reason I am negative 36 cents. I need to complain because I saw the transaction appear on my VISA statement, UGH. Anyway, Andrew picked me up 20 minutes later and then when we arrived at his house…yes we watched more episodes of Log Horizon. Oh dear. We actually caught up to the latest episode. Yes I had a bad headache afterwards haha, but worth it! Wish the main character was better looking :P I enjoy the short arcs, and hopefully it won’t turn lame in the middle like Sword Art Online. Not hating! I’m excited for the second season of SAO. Man, Log Horizon makes me miss Maple Story :c

Soon after, dinner was ready and hnggggg chicken and stuffing and peas and corn is such a great combination ;w; Craving it now actually. Didn’t get to do much after because Andrew needed to pack as he was heading back to Ottawa very early the next day. I had work also and we wanted to avoid the snow storm. I got back home a little before 9 and then after a small cup of water Andrew headed back to Hamilton. Not sure when we’ll be able to meet up next as his second semester is not too favourable for visits, and my minimum work hours increased to 25 per week. Busy busy busy for both of us, but we’ll manage!