Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Eve Return to 2008 Location


Crap! Like always didnt plan for NYE. I was supposed to spend it with Clement but he messed up and mistook the day and the party happened to be NYD instead... =_-

So, here we go again with the phone list calling. I finally got a reply from my friend Mei Kimura~! She said theres a party on Haro street apartment. [I wonder... would it be Ruski's place? - 1 of the 3 party houses i went to but stopped since i heard he went to japan]

I waited in front of Soctia bank theatre for Mei and Shingo to arrive. To my surprized they came in a car and we droped by Mei's place before we went to the party. Her apt is soo pretty! the view was awesome!

We arrived around 9ish and started on coolers. I really dont like soft liquor but i didnt see any hard around. Appearently it IS ruski's place. But Ruski isnt here, his bro is taking care of it along with a new roomate, Rick. Everyone was really surprized to hear my english being so fluent and completely confused when i said my name is Shannon. They though I was lying LOL!

I talked mostly to Rick. He said why are you drinking the cooler then?? Here, ill get you some voldka mix orange juice. Yesh! but i have to be careful . Light -> heavey = bad

But somehow i seemd to be ok. Maybe its the orange juice's sugar that saved me~ The party went on and on and we took some nice photos and had a very good time.

There seemd to be another party on the other floor. This isnt 3 floor New Year madness like 2008 but theres still 2 parties going on and i met a bunch of other people. One that liked rock as well. I introed him to alot of jrock and he loved it. We discuessed music and i met everyone else at the other party. The other party apt had the most beautiful wallpaper I've ever seen! Its like a host club look LOL. The crowd was mostly CBC style but there were 2 japanese girls One was a girl I actually briefly met before. Hidemi~

It was starting to get late.. 3am-4am. Everyone was getting hungery so we all left the place in search for food. Outside we encoutered a super drunk white woman. She was yelling and running around saying she got ditched by her cousins is lost. The police came to help her out.. which ment we have to be careful as police like to break up parties and check up on people who leave parties in cars.

We made it out alright and arrived at #9 in richmound. The place was like a japanese train during rush hour~! Every clubber in town was there LOL. We managed to get a table but it was too crowded and the group voted to go elsewear..

We arrived at a Viet Pho place but it was closed so some said lets go to MCDs.... no way! we went downtown in search for another place... but then they phoned and said theres another Pho place on broadway. why didnt you say earlier?! anyway we got there and had a good dinner? breakfast? LOL its all the same

I spralled in around 7am in the morning. Damn that was an awesome night! I simply love endless nights like this~

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Xmas!


As I've always said, I always considered Christmas as a family thing and New Years as a friends thing. Normally I spend Christmas with my cousins, aunts, uncles etc.. But this year there's been some turbulence in my extended family due to issues with grandma.

Therefore I spent Christmas with mom's friends and my mom at a big potluck dinner at Kitkat's house [ nickname for Katherine]. The decorations were really nice and the food was absolutely perfect! I was still a bit sick so my energy levels weren't great...

The party was relaxing and soo much good food i wish i had a bigger stomach >w<

I talked with a few people but most people were talking all in chinese... which i dont fully understand. Also the age groups were that of 10yrs old and under or 30+ years old. [most landing in 40s] So, there wasnt anyone really my age to talk to.


The next day Christmas morning, Mom and I had a really nice long chat about things then got up to get ready to go out. We planned to see Sherlock Holmes. [its opening night] We were planning just to go early pick up tix, visit grandma.. but the line up already started! We ate our lunch at the movie theatre and watched Sherlock Holmes. The casting was really good, i actually didnt know that Sherlock Holmes would be soo cool. I always found the cartoons a tad boring.... The best change I think was changing the costume. Getting rid of the that traditional brown cloak of his made him soo much cooler. It also helped that the stars were Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law~

After that we visited Grandma.... I dont like seeing that woman.. The old age home was creepy... just like hospitals are creepy... it reeks of decay. [physical and mental] My grandma has completely lost her mind shes become paranoid and think my aunts and uncles are dead and that people are going to capture us and take us away and yet she STILL has the energy to pick on my mom =_-.

Anyway after a little while we left. We were supposed to watch the movie with Kitkat as well but she was too tierd and phoned us again a little later and we went to a chinese resturant and ate a really nice dinner then went to a bubble tea lounge and talked some more. This time people where speaking in english so it was a little better ^^

And so that's my Christmas for 2009~

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Richmound with Shawna, Jinny and Link


In the morning Jay woke up and left sometime, and Shawna and I got semi ready and headed over to my place. We fixed up our hair using REAL hair spray [Shawnas is in a squirt bottle.. NEVER trust hairspray thats not in a aerosoft can! ] Then we ate some pizza pops to save money for lunch. We headed downtown to pick up Jinny and went to richmound so i can drop over another resume.

After I droped off the resume we walked around the malls and ate some dessert at aberdeen food court. Link later joined us and we went to parker to take purikura. I then called Clement about his text message that i received while we were in the food court. He was wondering if i was free to hang out with him while he picked out a secret santa gift at metro. But as much as id like to see him, I was already out with my girls and metro is so far from where I am, so i declined the invite.

The purikura turned out soo damn cute! I love that machine! But by now, Link was getting super hungery. Jinny and Shawna decided to head back home and Link and I went to a ramen shop in parker. We caught up over ramen. >w<~ the ramen was also SOOO good! I had scallop ramen.
After that, i wasnt really feeling up to going home yet so i accompanied him to metro because he needed to change his phone plan at fido. I ran into an old classmate and we talked while her bf inquried on some phones and Link changed his plan. Anyway after that, Link drove me home. I had a pretty fun filled day. It just so happens that the next day i find out that Clement ended up at richmound because his friend had to do something and i ended up at metro LOL

Monday, December 21, 2009

Robson Square Skate Rink and Karaoke


rested on Monday and then out again Tuesday. I got invited out by Hao to go meet up since it was his day off. We met up in downtown and walked around a bit. We saw the skate rink at robson square and decided to go skate around =3

It was a bit of a long line but we made it through anyway. I haven't skated in yeaaaaaaaars! We had a lot of fun circling around the rink. I always always worried he would fall. I think his skates were a bit too loose so he kept tripping but it was me who wiped out in the end when my skate hit a piece of ice that was sticking out. I fell once again.. flat on my face -_-lllllllll whats up with the injuries this past few days? first the deep cut from a box at shu uemura, then the scraped knees now this. I think i bruised my knees...

I was fine, really.. but for some reason the fall totally disoritated me. I felt dizzy for 10mins after. Again prob becuase im still sick. He took care of me while i was @@;;; we decided to visit Shawna about the details of her karaoke meet after and then we headed to guu for dinner.

I havent been to guu for awhile i really enjoyed the food. I invited Hao to come karaoke later as well. As we were walking after dinner he decided it would be akward for him so he will just walk me to pender and davie and then head home. The walk there he said had a nice atmosphere.

After we had reached the destination, we huged and parted. I met up with shawna and went to Jupiter Lounge. The interior seriously looked like a host club. LOL but the karaoke was not on that day so we headed off to another location with her friends. And yet again this place too didnt have karaoke that night. We then decided to go to Fantacity.

We had a lot of fun singing karaoke even though i didnt realized til late that my songs werent going through so i only got to sing 2 songs. T_T

Still hyped, Jinny, Shawna, Jay and I went to breadgarden to chat for awhile. I showed Jay some of my Jp photos and talked about random things. After that, it was too late for Jay to go home so we all crashed at Shawnas. Its really nice how we can just stay over since Morito isnt around right now.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lolita and Mei's Xmas Party



Its been awhile since I wore Lolita and now is the time for the Annual V.E. Xmas party. The plan was to go ice skating in robson square and have potluck at Viki's. Just before, i found out that Mei's party is on the same day...

I woke up on time actually and got ready on time just that the bus happend not to show up =/ So i arrived late. But everything was ok because Shadan was driving us. We arrived at the rink on time but the rink wasnt open due to ice not freezing. It said to come back at 2pm. Meanwhile we took some pics with santa.. which.. i dont know where i put that picture btw.... oh well.

Then we walked around Pacific Centre and such. It was raing like crazy I was worried about my hair. Because of the intense rain i wasnt too much of a mood for taking many photos. We met up with martin and is gf a little later. Viki was a bit miffed that his gf didnt dress in lolita....

We ate lunch at the vancouver art gallery but by now im running low on funds so i decided to just have a glass of water and wait for the food later on.

Shadan's car can only fit Viki, her bf, herself and I. So martin and his gf stayed in downtown to wait for .... viki's pet to arrive [his name slips my mind at the moment]

We... happen to be very crappy at directions. We stoped off at safeway to buy a log and then eventually ended up at viki's house after much confusion no thanks to viki and my directions LOL. Because we were so lost, martin and the others arrived shortly after and we ate some food by the fire.

At around 730 i decied to head off to Mei's party. I gave Jeff a call to tell mei i decided to come. He happend to be close by so he picked me up and we all went to mei's house [beats the bus ANYDAY.. soo much rain T_T ]

We arrived on time all the food was being set out on the table. The twins david and timmy were there too. I havent seen them since AE. I met the rest of the people there and sat down to a very very delicious xmas dinner. Everyone listened to Mei and brought real food. There was soo much good food i didnt wanna stop eating but i could only fill so much in my stomach. On my side fo the table we had a very interseting philisophical converstation going on. I find philosphy quite interestinga and was happy i could participate with some of the knowledge i gained from phil classes during the summer summester.

Afterwards everyone played smash bros and I watched. [I like watching vid games rather than playing] Mei really got into the game and shouted here and there. It was fun watching everyone play =3. After that, we went on to the secrete santa exchange and someoen recived a plush ram. I took a picture with it because im an aries XD. We then tried some American style karaoke... but sadly.. we all failed at knowing any of the songs HAHA.

It was getting late and after having a pleasent conversation with Mei. Jessie drove me home since she lives close to Joyce. I had a very fun time, although i think i fogot my umbrella... =/

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Up In the Air with Clement -after fall at bus stn



So after an eventful friday night, i woke up sometime late morning afternoon to Clement's text message asking if i was suffering a hangover. [the night before after i threw up he sent me a message asking if i was free the next day to see a movie] I never get hangovers i replied.

Later that day, we decided to meet at Oakridge mall since we can go anywhere from there. I tried my best not to be late because sunday buses are super sparce. I saw the #41 as i got off the #28 and i ran for it. Its normal for me to run in 10cm heels. No big deal.. however, today there was constrution. I was at first running on gravel and thought i should switched to pavement before i scratch my boots... this was my mistake. while switching i suppose my shoe got caught half way in transition and i sliped and fell flat on my face... it didnt help my skirt fliped up. =_=l such a classic anime moment. I seriously didnt think those situations were possible. I was soo embrassed but mostly concerned about the bus leaving without me. A couple guys helped me up and i made it on the bus.

I sat down and looked at my knees and worried about my chin [cuz i think i scratched my face] I checked my reflection in my mp3 player and was relieved it didn't seem to be any big scratch. I looked down as the blood was really starting to come out. My concern then was like FUCK NO! not my boots. I scrambled around and got a piece of paper to stop the blood before they stained my new boots. A lady gave me some tissue, another gave me alot of baby wipes. I managed to clean my self up and stop the blood. Some sporty guy gave me band-aids! Wow its like a communial first aid kit! i was happy to be all patched up >w<~ it reminds me of the time where those people helped me with my luggage on my way back to van from narita.

Clement seemd to have missed his bus so i wandered around Oakridge for a bit before he arrived. When he did we had trouble decideding where to eat and what to watch. After a awhile we decided on Whitespot and look at the theatre downtown for movies. We talked over dinner. I surprized to hear he liked my teeth? LOL! [a certain someone said the same thing when i first met that person too]

After dinner, we went on the canada line to downtown and checked out the movies. We decided on Up in the Air and paid for our tickets. Apperently my coupon was good for 2 people, drink and popcorn! so we both go in for free XD and got to share some popcorn.

The movie was GREAT! I loved the witty humour to it all.

We then went back on the canada line to 41st where he waited til my bus arrived and then parted afterwards. I completely lost track of time. It was actually past 1230~! but its ok, I love not having to care about time since theres isn't any school/work this winter holiday.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Outbreak Bandshow


It's been awhile since my friends had a bandshow, so going was more or less like a big reunion~ I decided to try out a rock-kei gyaru outfit this time with my cona blue shirt and golds infinity skirt. I added some rocker acessories and did my hair more edgier.


As i walked to Tom Lee i peeked through the window of Shawna's workplace but couldnt see her so I kept walking. Upon arrival I saw cool looking guy by the elevator. I wondered if he was in one of the bands that i didnt know. It felt a bit akward luckily Saya was also in the elevator so i turned my attention to him.

When we arrived at the ticket table saya went in and the other guy and I were asked if we had reservations. I said under Kai and he said under Jin. There was a bit of a confusion but it seemed to work out fine and said "30 dollars" please. What? I suppose they thought we were together. We just exchanged glances and put down 15 each.

As soon as I entered the live room, I spotted Rhoda, and exchanged the print she ordered for the money. I talked to her for a bit and then moved on to talk to everyone else. The show started shortly and I surprized to see xenders to be first.

A little later, noticing that the guy from earlier seemd to be with Jin's group we ended up introducing eachother. I also got to meet Pon, Icy's boyfriend from Japan. We watched the rest of the show but left a couple songs into the last band. We decided to all eat dinner together. Sally and I went in Kai's car and the rest bussed.

We all [xenders/jono's band/thier gfs/and friends of the bands ]ate dinner together at a small izakaya on denman st? Icy, Pon, and Kai were speaking in Japanese on one half of the table and Jin, Cat, and Clement were speaking in english. I was sitting kinda in the middle so i was listening/joining in on dif parts of each convo but mostly stuck to english.

I dont know why but 2 glasses of beer didnt sit well with me today.... After dinner, we all moved to Kai's house. Everyone drank more and Jin, Kai, Clement, Pon were all becoming like bros. I stuck to water, dont know why but as i said it wasnt sitting well.

Jin kindly drove us all home.... however sometime between clements and icy's drop off.. i threw up.. in the car.. i was soo embarassed.. T_T;;;;;;;;;;;;; the thing is i can normally tell if im gonna throw up but i dozed off and woke up throwing up. gawh.. i was soo upset with myself. I felt really bad... Jin seemed to be very calm considering.. but I know its definatly not good. T_T

I got home and slept and as usaul fine the next morn. ^^; Must be because im starting to get sick [cold]




Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hapa Interview, Yuta and Shawna



I woke up in time to get ready for the job inteview i have today but choosing out an outfit was what took all the time. =/ I finally decided on a black dress my mom has for business.

I managed to get there RIGHT on time. It didnt help that i passed it on the bus and had to run all the way back up the hill in heels. At the interview it was quite relaxed and quick. But they said they reached max capacity for dec trainees and they will contact me by Jan or something =/

Yuta sent me a text and so did Link to meet up. I called back Yuta first and he was wondering id like to hang out for a little bit. I said i first have to call back Link because hes been asking for awhile. By this time it was already around 5 and Link had a dinner at 7 so I called back Yuta. We met up around granville station and made our way to a starbucks and caught up with eachother over coffee. We then went to Sears and met with Aika and her friend and talked for a bit.

Yuta had to go back home back home for dinner beause his roomate's mom is cooking Karrage XD Sounds SOOO GOOOD!! omg XD . I then made my way to Shawna's workplace because we were supposedly going clubbing tonight. She gets off in one hour. I only hanged out there for about 5mins and her manager yelled at her for having her friends there. -_-ll oh wellz, so i waited around and went to different stores along ganville to pass time.

The addidas store had some sort of promotion going on and i got to drink a glass of wine while browsing XD. I normally dont like wine at all but this shiraz from australia was soo sweet it tasted actually pretty good.

At around 9? i met up with shawna and we decided just to chill because she wasnt feeling up to clubbing. We went to konbini and picked out our $2 dinners XD and made our way back to her house. We caught up while eating in her room and i ended up sleeping over.

The next morning we got ready and i was looking at her wardrobe and tried on her kigurumi XDD it was soo cuute!

I then walked her to work and headed home.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Club House and Bevan



Today I met up with Danh, one of my highschool seniors to go to ClubHouse. Its a volunteer based language center were you get english speakers and japanese speakers paired up and we each teach eachother english/japanese. Before hand Danh and hanged at starbucks and caught up over coffee.

We arrived at the language centre and began our lessons. I had alot of fun and learn some new words. I found it was great excercise and if i went often enough i might be able to to become fluent quickly but we shall see about time.~

Aftewards Danh had to go do something which was unexpected so i was left without plans. I didn't really want to go home because I've been home all semester so i rode the skytrain with him til his stop and started to call Link and Bevan. Link had to go to work but Bevan was just getting off. So we decided to meet at Granville station.

I got there a bit earlier than him so i went to sephoria and touched up my makeup. He came and we walked around robson. I showed him some of the dresses at Marciano and he bought me one for my Xmas present XD made me soo happy. Then we went to Hapa Izakaya since i have an interview tommorrow there i wanted to check out what kind of place it is.

We caught up over dinner and such and enjoy the many little creative dishes at hapa. It tasted quite good. We then headed back and it started to rain. Since I left my main purse in his car, i didnt have my umbrella with me so we went into London Drugs to pick up an umbrella and computer mouse that my mom requested.

We ended up walking throgh 4seasons and took a couple pics around the xmas trees and the little snowglobe xmas tree in front of the Imac store in pacific center. He then drove me home =3

Though on a side note i think i caught a cold from the rain -_-;

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finally Winter Holidays!

Well... Im jobless at the moment. -_-ll my stupid boss didn't like me switching around my schedule every semester i suppose... So she let me go. I'm currently looking for a job. Meanwhile an intenet relationship also just ended recently as well. Long, complex story thats not really worth the energy to type it all out LOL. So jobless, loveless and a half dead social life. Yep nice start.

But with all this free time with no job and no school and no online boy to talk to = 100% working on reconnecting with all my friends. On the Monday I went out to see Viki to get my hair done. First we went to the hair supply store and picked out a straightning iron, since i broke mine earlier this season, and to pick out a hair color. The last hair color was done in the salon so we couldn't match it exactly. We decided to experiment and picked a beige color lol~ seems like differnt shades of foundation. haha

Afterwards we went to Army and Navy to buy some glue and the studium "daiso" to pick up a folder and stuff for her hair portfolio. Then we took a walk around robson and looked at many shoe stores and checked out marciano by guess. We tried on a few different dresses. I was so surprized to see how my figure looked in them. They were made for hourglass body shape. I usually always wear baby doll dresses because im a bit concious about my figure but i looked really good in these XD too bad they're $200 -_-;; broke ass syndrome strikes again.

We then headed towards Viki's house and it started to SNOW! omg, i was frozen like an iceblock because i was only wearing a one piece, boots and long sweater. My feet were also hurting alot because my new boots are quite uncomfortable.

We got to Viki's house by around 830 and began the process. My hair for some reason wasnt catching the bleach properly this time. Maybe it was because im too cold or something. So the result was a tiny bit more orange than usaul and we bleached it out again and so on. After we finished we sat down to some cup noodles and looked at stuff online while my mom came to pick me up but got lost along the way. She was a bit mad at me for taking so long. ^^;