Thursday, 13 December 2012

Winter Hair: Prettia Cassis Berry

Pictures taken under natural light, no sun, just clouds, indoors, autocolour on camcorder.

So on Tuesday night I finally broke out of my 3 year long Milk Tea Brown hair for a more darker and red-ish/pink-ish colour: Cassis Berry.
Summer 2012 didn't count ok. The L'oreal Recital Performance dye was just a tinge darker than MTB.

I normally wouldn't go for this colour, but because my mother bought Prettia Cassis Berry from HK in Summer 2010 and realised it doesn't work on ageing white hair - thus leaving it in our home's hair dye box to collect dust, I decided to use this dye box before it expires. Waste not want not!

The colour turned out well. My hair's noticeably darker than before: more red-ish brown than golden yellow brown. I was hoping to get a nice pink tint to my hair but it didn't quite happen, but oh well, I managed to get the colour that many had sought for a few years ago thanks to Cheryl Cole.

Under warm yellow-ish lights the hair tends to look a bit red-er. In the above picture it looks more brown.

I was worried that the colour would come out patchy since I didn't actually massage it properly into my hair. I also planned on dying my brows to this colour as well as an experiment, but alas, I forgot. I only remembered to do day exactly 24 hours after I finished dying my hair. There was still some product left in the bottle after the dye job!!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Rooftop Prince & The King 2 Hearts Finale, I Do I Do, and Queen InHyun's Man.

I'm on a K-drama roll this year. Really. I haven't seen this many dramas consecutively in ages.
I'm writing this entry within the comfort of my own room, back home, in Ipswich. Yes I just finished my first year of university, it feels so damn surreal. Feels just like yesterday when I spazzed about moving into Leeds with my friend to start my university life. And here I am now, trying to comprehend how fast time has gone by...

Anyway, back to the main topic of this entry. I shall be talking about 'Rooftop Prince' and 'The King 2 Hearts' finale - spoilers ahead, thoughts on the first two episodes of 'I Do I Do', and 14 episodes of 'Queen InHyun's Man' - I have a lot to say about this drama mainly due to Ji HyunWoo.

Right now, where to begin?

Friday, 11 May 2012

Andrew Barton Designer Curling Multi Styler Set Review Pt. 1

Yesterday I finally gave into Andrew Barton's Designer Curling Multi Styler Set after spending weeks eyeing on it on the Argos website. 
Initially I was immensely put off by the hot pink and diamante on the tongs, but seeing that most of the reviews on the Argos website was positive and that it was on 'sale' for £23.99 I decided to give them a try. Besides, it's not like I'll be lugging them around in public or anything, it doesn't represent me in any way, it's just a hair tool.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

'The King 2 Hearts' and 'Rooftop Prince'

The King 2 Hearts
And so with the demise of 'The Moon That Embraces The Sun' 2 weeks ago I was left feeling lost and saddened upon the fact that I would be unable to see Hwon (Kim SooHyun) and YangMyung (Jung IlWoo) on my laptop screen again. I will dearly miss them.
Especially the eunuch with a Chopper-like grin, HyungSun. The comic relief and pistachio to the drama.

However, it's sucessor, 'The King 2 Hearts' (however it is spelt), having been featured on EpDrama's video player countless times before I viewed the last few episodes of TMTETS caught my interest, for it had appeared that Ha JiWon and Lee SeungGi (I thought it was Song JoongKi at first because of the angle) would be playing the lead roles.
Instant interest.
Having loved Ha JiWon from 'Secret Garden' and Lee SeungGi in 'My Girlfriend is a Gumiho' I was intrigued as to how this pairing will fare in a drama. I guess you could say I'm a bit of a HyunBin and JiWon shipper after 'Secret Garden', hah.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Hair colour update.

I've noticed that in my previous post on my hair colour update on January 2012 I didn't include images of my hair in cloudy natural light. I only gave images of my hair under artificial light and a warm toned natural light. Cannot neglect that cool toned natural light either! After all, some of you guys might be living in dreary cloudy Britain too!

Despite this picture NOT being taken a few days fresh after the dye job I can safely say that my hair colour has not changed drastically after these 2 months - by this I mean that I haven't noticed any changes in colour vibrancy and all looks well.
Personally I'm not too picky whether my hair colour has dulled slightly or not, just as long as the colour's still there and it satisfies me still.

Take note that I have been taking care of it by using TRESemme's Colour Thrive Brunette shampoo and conditioner every other day. Not that I'm saying that this is the best shampoo and conditioner to use, but it's cheap and does the job. Better to be safe than sorry.

Food Diary: Term 2

For all those that are curious as to what one particular university student in England eats whilst at university.
This is no food plan, but just a vague breakdown and images of my food highlights whilst at university. As you can see I have very little cooking experience, heck before I even moved to Leeds for university I only knew (was confident in) how to prepare rice for the rice cooker.
Ever since I moved to university I am now very confident in making chicken/beef stroganoff, beef bolognase, tamagoyaki, lemon and honey chicken and lemon chicken breasts. Pasta bakes probably don't count hah!

So here's a quick run through of my diet which also helped me slim down ONE dress size. No exercise required.

Sunday, 18 March 2012


And so, the finale aired on Thursday night in Korea, peaking pretty much at 52% (rounded number) viewership which could pretty much reflect its success and popularity.
In reality this is partial, merely because it is the final episode where the rebellion took place, countless deaths occurred and we get to see Hwon and YeonWoo together at long last.
Events that would grab any viewers attention, not necessarily in a good way.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

MY FEELS: The Moon That Embraces The Sun

I'll keep this nice and brief.

'The Moon That Embraces The Sun', starring Kim SooHyun, Han GaIn and Jun IlWoo, has potential to become drama of the year. I'm not even exaggerating. Look at its ratings and popularity!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Sheer Eargasm

Honestly, somtimes I wonder why I bother publishing a post about a band that I don't stan.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Death petitions...I can't-

Seriously questioning the mental state of humanity right now.

Honestly, there's a Facebook group hating on Block B as well as hoping for them to commit suicide right now. Actually, nevermind a small scale Facebook group full of ignorant narrow minded people monsters, there's plenty of this kind of species out there in the world right now signing petitions that would demand seven lives to be taken from this world.
Jesus fucking christ, why are people belittling/devaluing the values of life?

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

TBH I dunno if I ryk: 'Blue' by Big Bang

Take note that I wasn't really anticipating this comeback as much as I did last year for last years comeback.
Maybe because this time I didn't have to wait for years for their comeback.
Maybe because I'm too distressed over Block B's problems to even think about other bands.
Maybe because the teaser photos threw me off - they were emitting a cold and greasy look which I didn't really like, I mean come on, GD's weave was just unappealing, there's something unsatisfactory about SeungRi's hair and appearence overall, and it looked like the stylists didn't know what to do with TaeYang's consistent mohawk concept so they made it look like sparse thick bristles.
So when the MV came out today I didn't exactly jump on it like a starving tiger pouncing on an overweight zebra, I was more like a nonchalant tiger who just ate a satisfactory meal and just came across a lone platter of zebra meat. I might as well take a nibble (gander) at it.

Jesus Fucking Christ, what the fuck did I just read?

"It may look all lovely and shoujo-like with it's cutesy drawings but it can turn out be a fucking sick mind fucker."

As usual, when I'm bored and reluctant to commit myself to (almost 100) pages and pages of academic reading, I would scrounge through Mangafox's recently updated manga's to find something to read - read probably isn't the best word for it but what else?
Primarily I would look for titles that I have read before, am familiar and am content with. Today none of the said titles were updated, so I moved onto my seconadry tactic: hunting down a new manga to read.

I came across one entitled Arisa, the art was gorgeous and it was highly rated! Additionally, it was a shoujo, wahey! Thadump thadump story here I come!
But oh no, I forgot about the 'mystery' genre that was tagged onto it, along with 'psychological'...

Monday, 20 February 2012

Us BBC's have it hard.

I'm talking about Block B fans.

Once again Block B has landed themselves in another controversy.
Honestly, how many controversies have they been in already? Soy sauce, bracelet, "no homo"...It's pretty saddening.
Nevertheless, such controversies are bound to happen due to the extensive amount of freedom that Cho PD has bestowed upon them - or to be exact the ideology of acting freely and to not conform to the acts of a typical idol. Which is fine and dandy for me, actually it's an ideal for me personally. I'd rather fangirl over truer personalities than 'framed' ones, because then I wouldn't feel lied to. This factor is one of the main reasons why I like Block B, but that's something to talk about another day.
So, in sum of this paragraph, what I'm trying to say is: "With great power comes great responsibilities."
To further explain, Block B has been given the power to act freely, they can act however they like on camera. Arrogantly, human-like and potentially foolish. As human beings, and more importantly idols, they must be held responsible for their actions. In the case of Block B they hold more of a responsibility than their company, BrandNewStardom, simply because they choose to act however they like, not the company.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The resurrection of Toshiba

Once again I am loaning out this university laptop for an extra week since Toshiba is fixable.
Yes, Toshiba is going to be resurrected *dances*

Got a call yesterday from the tech guy that all Toshiba needed was keyboard replacing, so yeah it appears that I fucked up my keyboard good this time. However, the internet port is fine, and apparently the tech guy haven't witnessed the laptop turning itself on - to be honest I don't think tech guys can detect this issue seeing as my brother had this issue with his laptop and the tech guys couldn't find the reason. And only recently, on a phone call with the brother, he told me that if the laptop turns itself on it means the motherboard is fucked and needs replacing. He found that out on the internet.
I suppose I can deal with a laptop that turns itself on. All I gotta do is remove the battery after every use no?

Preparing for the resurrection of Toshiba right now.
It only costs me £67.40 including the keyboard replacement, service fee and VAT. Was planning to not bother if it costed me £150-£200. Actually I was downloading Norton Security trial 2012 and Firefox onto my memory stick encase I had to buy a new laptop (£549) that very day - had to return this temporary laptop on that day so it's better to just buy a new laptop.

Some of you may think I'm nuts to be overjoyed that my 3 year old Windows Vista with Intel Celeron Toshiba laptop could be fixable and used again. But seriously, it took me so long just to download all those programs onto my laptop, I am not hunting for keygens or keygen generators ever again. It's hard.
I mean I could sacrafice my Sony Vegas on my Toshiba laptop for Adobe Premiere on the new one (praise the lord that my lecturer had given us keygens), but it took me a loooong time to learn how to use Sony Vegas, I am reluctant and don't have the time to learn how to use Adobe Premiere from scratch. I already have to learn how to code html and css, as well as making flash animation for university work. Learning how to use Adobe Premiere on top of that? Fuck off.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

My Toshiba is nearing deaths doors...

Maybe I shouldn't have washed my hair on Chinese New Year.
If only I didn't I would've been able to drink bubble tea on Monday, avoid spilling half a large mug of green tea over my laptop later that day, and remembered to pack my note book after yesterday's lecture.
Clearly I've washed my luck away.

My 3 year old (?) Toshiba laptop already had water spilt upon it last year in November/December time. Luckily I was able to save it merely by air drying it for a good 4 hours.

Earlier this week I done the same again, only this time it was a lot more worse.
While typing mid way through my fanfic I grabbed my mug to take a sip of my warm green tea and absent mindedly placed it on the gap on the table between me and the laptop. Now, normally I would put my cups and mugs of liquids to the side - a good 30cm away from the electronic approximately, therefore I would avoid spilling everything over the laptop if I were to knock it down. But because I was busy focusing on my fanfic I had forgotten that rule.
And thus, whilst I reached over to the keyboard once again to type my hand must've knocked onto the handle of the mug therefore tipping the mug towards the keyboard and consequently spilling half of its content over the keyboard. Wonderful.

After uttering a few "SHIT"'s I unplugged everything from the laptop, grabbed it and tilted it to one corner to let the liquid drip down onto my carpet floor - well some of the water spilt onto the carpet already so might as well..? After I determined that most of the liquid has dripped out, I proceeded to turn off my laptop ASAP, it was reluctant to turn off, so I had to force it to shut down by holding down the turn on/off button. I should've done that first probably...
Aftwards I did my best to wipe all the remaining liquid off with kitchen towels, unscrewed the covers on the back, took out the battery and left it to air dry for 20 mins. Yes, 20 mins because I'm an impatient idiot.
So I turned it on after 'air drying' it for 20 mins, everything seemed okay until I reached the windows startup screen, everything became fuzzy, I held down the turn off button out of fear, the screen turned into that deathly blue screen of death, I cursed a couple more times and it turned off. Sat there in silence and then heard something sizzle, it came from the laptop. Great. Because I was so panicked I had forgotten how to remove the battery from my laptop, took me a good 30 seconds I would say, but once it was off the sizzling disappeared.
The sizzling probably wasn't a good sign. Why did I have to turn my laptop on again?
It was then that I realised that I probably murdered my laptop for good this time.

Decided to call it an early night, it was 9.20pm when I spilt water over it, 9.40pm when I turned it on again. By then I pretty much contacted a good couple of friends about my mishap through my mobile phone.

Left it to dry overnight, tried turning it on again on Tuesday morning, everything appeared fine. It actually loaded without the screen fuzzing to death, didn't make any scary noises, it looked okay. Until I had to login to my laptop...The password box had black dots typed into it before I even typed anything, clearly the keyboard now had a mind of it's own. Great. Thank God I had my brother's Wacom Bamboo tablet installed, because underneath the password box there was an onscreen keyboard - for tablet users who would rather tap the letters in by pen than finger, for once I was glad to have that thing on my laptop - I used to hate that onscreen keyboard to the point that I wanted to remove it, good thing I didn't remove it!
Once I logged on the loading of the laptop was slow, but everything looked okay, all my programs were still there, even my files. My hard drive wasn't murdered.
Attempted to type stuff on notepad to test out the keyboard, it was then that I figured out that the keyboard was fucked. Some letters worked, some didn't, the 'a' had the ability to turn on caps lock as well upon tapping it and so forth.
Attempted to plug in the internet cable, the drive's lights didn't turn on. Odd. Restarted laptop hoping that it would detect the cable upon restart but alas no. The ethernet port was fucked too. Not internet access for me hurrah. Sometimes I wished this accommodation had wifi...
Decided to turn it off since I had to get ready for uni. Whilst doing my make up the laptop decided to turn itself on, brilliant. It was haunted like my old computer now. Wonderful.
I know for sure that the water had done great damage upon my laptop now.

Now, the night before during my text session with my friends about the mishap, one had mentioned about my university offering laptop and computer fixing services. Fantastic, there was hope. Went into university, had my lecture, went to the IT guys straight after, they told me to bring the laptop in, did I was told, then they told me to take it back to my accommodation to let it air dry for 2 days and then bring it back to them to diagnose it.
Diagnosing it would cost me £24. Didn't realise diagnosing will never be free until I went to PC World and ask if they can diagnose it for me, in which they offered a £50 fee, no thanks.
The IT guys at uni also mentioned that I can borrow a laptop from them for free for one day and £20 for one week. Perfect, just when I was about to go on a mad hunt for laptop loanings.
But alas everything will come up to £44...£44 that could've been spent on...that Block B hoodie...or a new laptop.

Currently I am typing this entry on the borrowed laptop as shown in the pic at the very top of this entry. I suppose it can also serve as a test-drive for me if I had to buy a new laptop from this incident, after all this laptop is a Windows 7 Core i3 model. Definitely a huge upgrade from my Windows Vista Core Celeron.
Have to return it on 15th Wednesday - took it out on 8th.
Tuesday night was excrutiating without my laptop. Thank God I could hang around at my friends place for that evening, even still, not being able to do my work on my laptop was painful.
Now I know that I can never be Amish.
Thank God that I upgraded my phone to Samsung Galaxy SII as well, if I didn't I wouldn't have been able to access the internet for Twitter, tumblr and Facebook... This is how internet dependent I have become.

Turned in my dying Toshiba on Thursday.
Awaiting for an email from the tech guys right now on Toshiba's updates, hoping it's before Wednesday so I know whether I'll need to fork out a HUGE sum of money for a brand new laptop or an extra £20 and perhaps £100 to not only borrow this laptop for an extra week but to fix the saveable Toshiba.

I am reluctant to switch to a new laptop for many reasons.
  1. I need money this year in order to go to Korea for the Summer Campus program happening throughout July.
  2. I don't want to hunt down another keygen/serial number for Windows Office 2007/2010. Neither am I willing to buy the freaking thing, I am a university student after all.
  3. Too lazy to move all my files over to the new laptop.
  4. It's going to be difficult deciding upon a new laptop.
  5. I need money for my endless girly materialistic needs.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

As promised...

In correspondence to this video:

Updates (pics) on my re-dyed hair!

Once again I'm using Prettia hair dye simply because it gives me the result that I desire, it's easy to use, and it doesn't make my hair fall out as much.
I left it on for over an hour (between 1 hour - 1 hour and 30 mins probably).
Started and focused on the roots first then applied the rest of the dye throughout my entire hair.

This time I didn't massage as much as I did last time...

Saturday, 7 January 2012

And so she says...

Hope you all had a great Christmas a New Years, and with New Years it comes with resolutions.
Oh yes, I'm making resolutions this year. Resolutions always get broken, it's a given. To me a resolution is something like a target or a mission to aim for as long as possible, if you broke it, you broke it, it's not like God is going to smite you for breaking a resolution. It's really just a motivational target.

Not that I have a set list of resolutions yet, but I can confirm that one of my resolutions is to utilise this blog more. So expect plenty more updates.
Now this resolution is actually linked to another resolution of mines: make more YouTube videos on Korean music.