Saturday, July 26, 2008

Can You See The Way She Did Her Toenails Did?

I went in for my interview for Posh today. It's the first exclusive Japanese sukiyaki restaurant in North America and they have 3 locations. Anyway I'm doing a trial shift as hostess on Monday to see if I like it/I do well. Sooo I semi got the job =) I'm pretty excited 'cause it's my first time working in a restaurant and this one doesn't seem crummy. It's on West Broadway and Burrard.
It's an all-black dress code again... I guess I gotta get black pants eventually. I actually have quite a few black skirts/dresses so maybe I can use those... and darn.. I still need black shoes.

I wish someone on Soompi would do a survey on Asos... though I guess I could buy it on my own 'cause you pay shipping by weight.

Kookai Tie Front Swing Shirt [$90.95]
I like long droopy bows like these! Cuuuute!
It reminds me of this girl's outfit from Soompi's "What Did You Wear Today" thread:
ASOS Sleeveless Tie Shirt [$34.81]
Similar -- good for cardigans.
ASOS Pull-On Cagoule [$64.89]
I've always wanted a bright, pull-over windbreaker.
ASOS Bird Print Vintage Look Scarf [$21.63]
I love these silky, colourful scarves!I'm hoping they'll come out with new, cute coats soon.
This coat isn't my style, but I do love the bell sleeves (and the colours!)
I want to be prepared this winter. No freezing. I will get boots. I need more belts... and clutches...
Patrizia Pepe Leather Double Buckle Waisted Belt [$270.38]
lol This one reminds me of the belt Bern and I saw in Koreatown in LA. We misread the price tag and thought it was much cheaper than it was...
Anyway, this in black would be perfect for one of my coats!
It's been about a year since I last saw this belt but I still looove it.
Angel Jackson Jaguar Leather Belt [$274.70]Dogeared Make A Wish 925 Sterling Silver Heart Bracelet [$43.26]
I saw a kiosk that sold these in LA but didn't have time to stop to look. I really really like it. Why is it so pricey though...
Currently on my lust list:
  • Thick knit, long, cream cardi (like on Zipia, t.her)
  • Wilfred Interlock Pencil Skirt in Slate
  • AA Interlock Pencil Skirt in Navy
  • Ethnic scarves
  • Bow blouse
  • White shirt dress (I saw a real nice one at H&M (finally..) but there were 5 left in size 16...)
  • AA Sheer Rib Short Sleeve Tunique
  • Belts
  • AA braided belt in cream, gold, or heather gray
  • Big black-stoned vintage rings
  • AA Winter to-the-ankle leggings in Black
  • Black close-toed pumps (Mary Janes + regular)
  • *** Boots (1 black leather to-the-knee, 1 brown leather , 1 for the snow (warm one like with FUR but no Uggs))
  • Strappy statement shoe
  • Fifi Lapin Print
  • Fun Betsey Johnson Pumps
  • Korean coat (get in Korea)
  • Anna Corinna Mid City in Dark Brown/Cream
  • Juicy Couture bag from Fall, 2007 in Dark Brown
  • Longcamp Le Pliage Tote Bag in Red, Black, or Yellow (they have yellow now!!).
  • Chanel bag...
  • Jeans
  • Regular wool coat (in long and cropped -- dark gray, red, cream, Navy (Wilfred Military?) or black, or one like Angelababy's (left)).
  • Fitted 3/4 sleeve black top like this... should be easy to find but AA doesn't have it.
  • Blue trench/regular trench
Yeaaa... long list.
To me, summer is gone and I'm looking forward to Fall... when I think I'm going to be super busy w/ 4 courses and potentially 3 part-time jobs. Cha ching!

Btw, I finally found Maybelline's Full 'n Soft mascara in stock! I have 2 Apple mascaras but I'm hoping this one will be good for night-wear. OK I couldn't wait so I removed my makeup and applied it. It's a super eyelash separater and it really lengthens my eyelashes but I don't see any fullness. Maybe I need to spend longer applying. Will try tmr.

Oh yea - and about my room... I want bold print wallpaper!

And I REALLY want a toothless fish pedicure - just like on Ugly Betty. Callous away!

Friday, July 25, 2008

You Doidy Rat!

For some reason I'm feeling wonderful and am having a terrific day =)
T'was a semi-normal day -- got my eyebrows threaded (it has been a while...), the guy didn't show up to buy headphones off of me (but I later found out there was a family sitch), went to Superstore and did a shop for my family, had Purdy's Mint Meltie (yum), got a call for an interview (yess), Pho for lunch. Tonight I'm going to the night market w/ Nad and Jen!

Guess my horoscope was right! 5 Stars baybaaaaay HAH

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Me'm like jelly...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sock It To Me

Ah - it's the time of the season again when I wish it was the total opposite season (like now, I wish it was Winter). My playlist is on shuffle and all this Xmas music has been playing (never happens!) and I have that warm, fuzzy feeling.

Dyed my hair today using Garnier Nutrisse in Medium Golden Brown. It came out the same as the one I used before - Garnier 100% Color -- only my roots dyed and the rest is still pretty dark. The colour my roots came out as is great though... Pretty much exactly what I wanted! If only my whole head dyed that colour! Garnier Nutrisse is similar to Garnier 100% (the results are the same) but I think I like 100% better 'cause it smells better and my hair turned out shinier when I used 100% (it boasts maximum shine whereas Nutrisse claims gray coverage + nutrients). Anyway, I'm thinking next time I'm going to go use a harsher brand... L'Oreal.. but that really dried out my hair. Actually, I might want to try another salon.

Just saw pics of Junsu from the (random?) trip to Arizona after Hollywood Bowl.
These snaps are from DBSK's photobook called A Weekend Holiday.
It's been a long time since I've seen pictures! My friend is in Japan right now. She says she bought me THSK's Doushite Kimi Wa Ni Natte Shimattan Darou (which translates to "Why Did I Fall In Love With You) single and it had Junsu's pic in it so she's mailing it to me =)

Nad brought the new Crocs High Heels to my attention.
I... don't know what to say.
I think I will be very surprised to see someone wear these on the streets.

I know I crossed retail off the list of jobs I'd do, but today, I briefly toyed with the idea of working at Holt Renfrew... the environment is pretty spacious and nice, I'm knowledgeable in the brand-name department (though I need to study denim a bit more) and I know what styles they offer and I am up to date with what's in style and what goes with what, I have excellent customer service qualities, I'd love to learn more about fashion, what sells and what doesn't (for future), and employees get 50% off regular merch and 33% off sale and 25% off LV and other high-end licensed designers. But that also means that I would actually have to try to look 'their level' everyday I work which means spending more than 10 minutes on my hair. I'm also not too sure how much of an aggressive SA I would be (to buy, but I would suggest), but I think I could definitely learn how to be like that + I could be quite good. Plus I think it's really hard to get hired if you don't have connections... and I think I sort of need that sort of work wardrobe... and employees there are a bit snooty. Sometimes when I go in there and I haven't dressed up or anything, I will get no help at all when I'm looking around, but when I've put a bit of effort, I get sales ladies trying to sell me products left and right. They ignore those who don't look like they have money (which is definitely not me). I would be confined to the clothes department too... since I still need a lot of practice with makeup. I think I look too young too... gotta grow up.

Anyway, I want to go to the States soon... waiting for that guy to contact my mom to let her know her car has arrived!

My L expired today.

I thought I was sort of done with American Apparel but I keep on finding things that would be such a versatile addition to my wardrobe. - Interlock Pencil Skirt in Navy/Slate
- Sheer Rib Short Sleeve Tunique in Seablue
- Triblend Lightweight Ragland Pullover (I already have the purple but I want the original gray and in L so it's super baggy). I've been seeing this on so many Koreans girls.. popping out of nowhere!
- Winter Leggings (to ankle) in Black
I checked out that dress I posted a while ago (the new, versatile one) in store yesterday... not impressed -- it looked awful compared to online (and it's usually the other way around for this brand -- nicer in real life than in pictures).

Sunday, July 20, 2008


M drew a very musical and quirky M on the door of her dorm. Actually, it said "M's". When I came, I added "+ N's" hehehe
The place was overrun by my stuff everywhere anyway.
Anyway, on Thursday (ah.. bad memory!) all I remember doing was meeting M to go for lunch at Bibliocafe (I never did end up having that Italian Deli sandwich)... oh right - I walked around downtown again for a while (while everyone was in class/practicing/napping), did a very mini grocery shop at Thrifty's, came back to watch the performance, and then went with the group went back downtown to eat Thai but the 2 restaurants were closed/full. We ended up eating at this restaurant named Sauce Bar and Restaurant near the water on Wharf St. That restaurant... well, here is my review on I gave the food, service, and value all 2 stars out of 5 and the ambiance 3/5.

Simple-Minded Oh my where to start... the service was surprisingly not great. The waitresses were definitely not the smartest bunch (for example they cannot count.. nor add.. on many many counts) and a couple were not friendly and one scowled when she took our order. The food itself, while still edible, was nothing great at all. The steak my friend and I ordered was overcooked even though we asked for rare, the salad was not very flavourful, and the dessert was satisfactory. Their Sangria was good though. The worst part was when both of us visited the restroom with the steak and scallop plate half full. When we came back, to our surprise, the waitress had taken the plate away and threw it out -- she did not pack it up at all! There was at least $10 worth of food (out of the $24) left on that plate!!

So yes. Not recommended.

Our food: 1 salad split in half + AAA steak w/ quarter-sized scallops wrapped in bacon, bok choy, and mashed potatoes.
The very talented Makiko, Sydney, and Dean.
Alana, Dean's mom, Makiko
The older 'kiddies': M, Alana
I turned a bit pink from the Sangria. Boooo
Dean's mom was so wonderful she paid for our drinks and dessert!

Friday - UM I think we ate rice cakes w/ PB + J and a banana for breakfast. M went to class + practice and I did a mini jog on the trail and ended up finding a gym for me to use. I, out of maybe 15 people, was the only young person in that gym --- everyone one else had wrinkles + white hair. That's Victoria for ya. Did laundry, grabbed lunch, watched noon performance. There was the showcase concert in the evening where everyone played. I enjoyed a lot of them. M has trained me over the years to know what to listen for, to know who is actually musical and who plays with heart and isn't just playing notes. It's a good thing because it makes me appreciate those who play musically more, but it's also sad that I don't enjoy those who play impressively (but without feeling) as much as I did before. M has a lot of supporters and fans there! It's great that she is finally recognized for her hard work 'cause it definitely shows. At intermission, we took a lot of pictures with that piano. It's a 9 foot concert grand Steinway fyi. If you don't know what that means, it's basically a celebrity of the pianos. I got to touch it and play a triad.
We left afterwards + the group headed downtown sans Makiko. We ended up at Ferris' Oyster Bar + Restaurant (which is where M and I wanted to go to on Thurs but the menu didn't seem to appeal to other small-town girls). It was excellent! The kids treated Dean's mom (and Dean) to thank her for being so kind, generous, and thoughtful the past 3 weeks. Anyway, M and I shared 6 oysters + a Meditteranean Sun pasta except we ended up all sharing and having some of the really yummy Oyster Caliente Penne too.
Oh yea - we shared honey garlic prawns as an appetizer:
Dean's Oyster Burger
Our huge oysters
Aww I like this picture xept Sydney is blurry.
Afterwards was fun -- just walking back to the car, hogging the whole sidewalk + linking arms as if we just came from a pub (to keep ourselves warm), laughing, talking.
When we got back, it was Goodbye-To-Alana time as she had to wake up early to catch her flight the next day. Lotsa hugs and some 'holding back the tears'. M, Alana, and I went to the pub but it closed 10 minutes after we got there. That was enough to down my Malibu + 7up + a round of shots (M finished for me).

The next morning (Sat), Dean's mom invited us over for really good omelettes (I usually don't like omelettes) + tortillas filled with eggs and everything imaginable. M and I walked over from the dorm in PJs - well, I did anyway. Then it was goodbye time again. I'm glad we'll be seeing most of them in the Fall again! The way home was pretty tiring and long.

After coming home, showering, and semi-unpacking, I went out again 'cause Nad said she wanted to drink BBT @ Sammi's + had something planned for me for my birthday.. and it just had to be that Saturday. I had to meet her at Stadium. It was extremely busy b/c of the concert happening at GM place. So we start heading over to Tinseltown and she has this letter-sized envelope in her hand and says she has to go mail something and takes it out to show me -- and to my surprise, it was a pair of tickets to see Cirque Du Soleil's Corteo that night!
It was amazing! Literally.
Magical... humorous ... I was totally entranced the whole time.
Pictures are prohibited. I snuck this one.
I can't tell you what my favourite parts were -- everything was either "wow!", "how did they do that?!" or "ohhhh myyy". So many acts that included trampolines, chandeliers, giant rings, juggling, tight-rope walking (on an angle too!), good singing, flexible midgets, and even a midget that bounced around the audience while being held up by giant helium balloons! I wish I'd be light enough to experience that. The music was fantastic + the whole performance was practically flawless. Definitely recommended! I can't believe I got to see this. Next time I see it hopefully will be in Las Vegas.

Today I went shopping downtown with Ryan and his bf, Brian. It was nice and refreshing seeing what there was available for guys now as I always and solely shop for girls. It was also fun and stimulating to have some actual fashion conversation w/ Brian (who ended up getting $450 True Religions).. 'cause he's one who actually knows the same brand names and to have the same taste, likes, and dislikes as I. Ryan got a pair of shoes from B2 and 2 bags from Mexx and Zara. I love it when people buy things! Then for dinner, Ryan treated me to AYCE sushi + bbq @ Shabusen for my birthday. Yumm. M picked me up and transferred the Victoria photos onto her laptop. There was quite a scare b/c a couple folders were missing.... dun dun dunnnn but after a while, she smartly found them using search. Yay!

Thanks to you guys!

My dad killed the wasp nest near the garage too. It was pretty funny 'cause he totally covered up every part (and even had a plastic bag over his head and elastics over the ankle-part of his pants) just in case the wasps would attack him. He basically boiled 3 huge pots of water and poured it into the nest to kill the wasps. I think they were sleeping so I'm pretty sure they're all dead now.

I bought the OPI Cosmo Not Tonight Honey nailpolish at that place near FCUK on Robson. I tried a lot of the other gold-shimmery colours like Curry In A Hurry and I Only Drink Champagne too but this one seemed the nicest (and it was my original colour-lust too from looong time ago).

I'm not working next week 'cause the company still needs to set up their new office, but I'm still busy.
  • Renew expired L for driving
  • Help mom clean house for guests (coming over next week)
  • Kayaking on Thurs
  • Find and reserve restaurant for bday
  • Helping ppl shop
  • Make dinners
  • Prepare for following birthdays
  • Hang out with ppl
  • Read
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Dye hair
YesStyle - Cocoavenue
I want those shoes!!! Lovelyyyyy
They're not for sale though...

Oh My

I have been absolutely spoiled the past few days! Trillion thanks to M and Nad -- details to come ! =D

Now to cure my lack of sl... zzzzzzz