Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Rwar! means, I love you in Dinosaur! [BJD]

Name: Akanishi Yuya
赤西 祐也
Nationality: Japanese-English
English Name: Alphonse
Japanese: アルフォンス
D.O.B: March 31st /Age: Secret~ ;D
Other: Only child
Sculpt/Company: Secret ;D
Parents: Akanishi Sho & Bethany Williams
Siblings: N/A

Personality Etc
Favourite Colour(s): Light Blue
Favourite Animal: Dinosaurs

Favourite Food: Omurice
Favourite Film: DINOSAURS!
Likes: School, Seiji & Kenji, His parents, Dinosaurs, travelling, rain, pop music & the smell of crayons.

Dislikes: Shashimi, bullies, England, Kanji, trains, swimming, hot summer days & early mornings.
So really this is a tiny post to say, I have a new dolly planned and hopefully I'll be able to buy him in the next few days. I found him second hand on the marketplace! If not, I'll end up buying him brand new from the company in January but... I'd rather have the second hand doll. He's in perfect confidition. So hopefully I can bring Yuya home! I'll reveal more about him once he's here (or if I have to buy him brand new, once he is on order!).

Monday, 28 November 2011

Celebrate Good Times! [42 Pictures]

So I skipped an update or two, but I have a good reason. I've been really busy with school work before the holiday and then of course, the holiday itsself. I'm talking about Thanksgiving of course! I'll be the first the admit, not being American, I felt kinda weird celebrating their holiday with them. However, they were welcoming and I'm especially grateful to my I-PAL and his family - they allowed me into their home on this special day. Something that astounded me was the importance put on the night of Thanksgiving and the next day - Black Friday. Well, Americans seem to like a good bargin! I didn't take part in this bit of the holiday.

I didn't get any pictures of the time spent with the Munger family, but I did take over 140 pictures on the day me and Kimiko spent in Lincoln together. There were a few things she wanted to do and I was more than happy to accompany her! We have a lot of fun even though it was a really cold and windy day. In the evening we went to a lovely Japanese restaurant and then we went to see J. Edgar Hoover at the pictures. This is a movie I would encourage you to see. It was simply wonderful and DiCaprio is an amazing actor.

Under the read more is a selection of pictures from the day. Enjoy!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Me Me She [BJD]

So me and Clair got to talking and we've agreed to do these fun, silly little questionnaires about our dollies!

What's your name?

"My Korean name is Park Sungjun but mostly I go by Ash, my English name..."

How old are you?"I turned eighteen, not so long ago."

Are you single? (Ignore this if its a child tee hee)

"That's complicated... I... Guess..."

What do you do?
"Technically I'm a student but I'm also a famous Indie artist from South Korea, I'm in Japan trying to have my big break now!"

Where are you from?"Seoul, South Korea~"

Do you like your Owner?"My brain mommy is very kind to me, though she puts me through a lot of stressful situations... such as Xing... -shudders-"

What would you change if you could?"About myself? The world? Others? -blinks-"

If you had one wish, what would it be?
"For my father to let me live my dream..."

Do you have a dream?"Be a successful solo artist! And end up happily married..."

More under the read more~


Yes. Bokeh. That wonderful word that describes the blurry background your lens creates when focusing on the foreground. So I recently [read: Monday] got some filter zoom lens for my camera. I was curious about these through stumbling across other doll related stuff. Someone else mentioned using them and I checked them out. Being pleased with what I saw, I skipped over the ebay and got myself a set for 4 for little over $10. Free shipping. Happy days! So I have a few random shots I took in my room and hopefully I get to test them outside soon~

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Today is Thursday. And that means a new post. I plan to post at least once a week blah blah blah you know what I'm talking about. It's time to finally show you guys what CDs and stuff I got recently. I've been putting this post off for a while simply because 1) I had let GoEun take my CDs to load them into her iTunes and 2) I was waiting for my Taemin card to arrive - AND IT DID TODAY! Which is ultra perfect timing. I just want to thank Charlene SO MUCH for trading with me! I hope she's happy with her Minho card~

This is the only photobooth picture here, promise!
Under the read more is all the picturely goodness~

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Say No [BJD]

About time I had another BJD post right? Damn straight. I feel as though it's been far too long since the last time I took pictures of Ash. I still don't want to take him outside and take pictures, alone, since I don't know how other people will react to him. To the people I've exposed him to - thank you. You've been gracious in how you've um... handled it? I suppose that is a good way to put it. At least, if you didn't like him you've been nice about it. I can appreciate that it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea. I get that, trust me. But I do adore BJDs and I love showing them off.

In case this is your first time hearing about BJD and you've no idea what it is, have a google definititon.

A ball-jointed doll is any doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints. In contemporary usage when referring to modern dolls, and particularly when using the acronyms BJD or ABJD, it usually refers to modern Asian ball-jointed dolls.[1] These are cast in polyurethane synthetic resin, a hard, dense plastic, and the parts strung together with a thick elastic. They are predominantly produced in Japan, South Korea and China.
Actually, that's from wikipedia. But you get the idea right?  Well under the read more are going to be some pictures of Ash but here, enjoy a picture of my new study area. By new I mean, I stuck up ALL THE THINGS!
Isn't it glorious? I'd like to think so haha. So messy though... ah.


I know I haven't posted the pictures I promised but I want to get this out of the way before I forget and then never post about it ever. I had a lot of fun at Nebraskon. I was surprised that I knew a lot more cosplays than I ever thought I would. Honestly, Anime and Manga aren't my focus when it comes to Asian stuffs. That being said, my Manga/Manhwa collection isn't something to be sniffed at - I guess I'm just not as serious about it as some people are.

Still, it just an amazing experience and I'm grateful to Alex and Nick for taking me along. I am considering going to another one when I go home and perhaps also to one in Texas if Merry feels up to it. Anyways, I was really shy when it came to taking pictures. I pretty much took pictures at the first event we went to which was the chess game. It was hard since people were moving a lot and I thought my camera was on a different setting for that - it wasn't. Lots of blurry pictures. Also at first I felt a little odd. All these people were dressed up and I was bopping around in 'civilian' clothing (to make me sound a lot more cooler than I was). Eventually I gave up on the whole pictures thing and just stuck to carrying Ash around. Which made sure I bumped into BJD people!

1. Look at that face! 2. Thanks camera for focusing on the background...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Updates! [GENERAL]

  • New Layout / Banner. Thoughts? Is the colour scheme too dark? Orange and Red are two of my favourite colours and work well with a dark background. However if people are having trouble reading my posts I can change it back.
  • Even though I still have it titled as a BJD/KPOP/JPOP blog (which it primarily is) there are going to be several occassions when I post about other thing since I am studying abroad and experiencing so much here. If you have a problem with this, let me know!
  • I said I would try to post at least ONCE a week. I planned for these posts to be on a Thursday. Even if I post on other times during the week, I will still post my Thursday post ];
  • I need to show my BJD more. I need to stop promising to post stuff and then never do it orz.
  • I love you all <3
  • Any suggestions of something you'd like to see from me in the future? Anything Kpop or Jpop related that I can help with from personal experience etc? Lemme know!
  • I have no idea why I made another bullet. Short but sweet post!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Thumbs Up! [KPOP]

So I had to buy Thumbs Up. I did. I really did. And so... I did. I bought it and a few other things from YesAsia. Luckily at the same time Boyfriend were releasing their new minialbum (which I got an autographed version of) and then to get free shipping I bought a K-Drama. It all fell into place nicely there, didn't it? Shame the exchange rate for Sterling to Dollars is screwing me over at the moment. The exchange isn't as good as it was earlier in the year. Ah well. I have a video edited to show off what I got and I plan to take a few pictures tomorrow when the daylight is still around. I left it a little late today unfortunately, woops. Sorry about that.

Minwoo's Autograph!
However, I will have pictures of my goodies up tomorrow so consider that a cheeky bonus. Video under the read more!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Thank you so much for all these page views! When I first started my blog I never thought I would have such a loyal and consistent readership. For that I'm truly thankful. Since coming to America my posts have been few and far between. I'm hoping with the new month (hello November!) I will be more consistent. I'm going to challenge myself to post once a week, every Thursday! So please look out for it. I already have my first November post in the works, even though it's something that is long overdue. Hahah. For now, enjoy some Jang Geun Suk!