26th

October 24, 2015

26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co
26th birthday photodiary | chainyan.co

Dinner at Ramen Yushoken with Aian // Common Room PH pop-up at ATC // burgers and donuts and cake // Korean BBQ dinner at Go!Kizip (for the third time) // sudden Megamall hangout over parfaits, curry, and Starbucks with Aian and Allysa

Life lately, birthday edition! I turned 26 just last week, on the 16th. I spent the day itself with Aian, the next couple of days with family, and the rest of the week with my babycats. My birthday week was celebrated with food - lots of it. Ramen, burgers, donuts, samgyeopsal, parfait.. By just the third day I already felt like I gained 5kg, haha. I've probably eaten enough food this past week to last me til the end of 2015 _(:3 」∠)_

Making: a checklist for building an Asian skincare routine, so far I have 4 out of 12 (!!) products
Drinking: water. How does one keep track of how many glasses they drink in a day, exactly?
Reading: the latest chapter of One Piece
Wanting: so much to eat at Yushoken again
Looking: at possible planner choices for 2016
Playing: LoveLive! - Eli event on the JP server!
Deciding: to focus on skincare. There's a ton of makeup I want to try, but they'll take a back seat for now.
Enjoying: SSIN-nim's Youtube videos!
Waiting: for f(x)'s album to drop! We have a date!!
Liking: the self-timer function on the iPhone's front cam. I always have a hard time taking selcas since I can't press the capture button on the screen, so the self-timer helps a lot! I actually can't believe I tried using it just recently..
Wondering: what to do for Halloween this year
Loving: the MV for IU's Twenty-three
Hoping: I can complete my skincare checklist by next year. Most of the items I want are expensive, so.. ; v ;
Considering: growing my fringe out again
Watching: LoveLive! 2015 Dream Sensation ♥
Needing: to work on this one makeup tutorial that's been sleeping in my blog's drafts for a while now
Wearing: a Uniqlo x Moomin UT
Following: the #fx4walls tag on Twitter!! So hyped!!
Noticing: how big our babycats have grown ♡
Knowing: things can only get better
Thinking: of styling ideas for a shoot I'm planning
Admiring: the work of Min Heejin,
Sorting: photos I've saved on the PC for inspiration
Buying: COSRX's BHA Blackhead Power Liquid & AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid from The Skincare Curator
Getting: quite addicted to learning about the science behind skincare - the importance of pH, the use of acids, etc.
Bookmarking: a ton of threads on /r/AsianBeauty
Disliking: how slow I am at finishing blogposts ;___;
Opening: my email every two minutes
Feeling: very sluggish these past few days
Coveting: all of TadeAya's outfits (also, HER HAIR)
Wishing: I could be more assertive. I think assertiveness is an essential life skill.. which I don't have enough of
Original list via Meet Me At Mikes

September 2015

October 9, 2015

September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
Lately I've been into very feminine things. Chalk it up to age, I guess?

September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
I had Korean BBQ twice this month. The first time was with family, the second with friends. And I finally know what kimchi tastes like!

September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
I've been using these two Lush items a lot recently: Mask of Magnaminty and Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar. I like them a lot! The truth is, I've had Magnaminty for quite some time.. way past its.. best before date, yikes. I've read on some Lush forums that it's still okay unless it starts smelling bad and stuff.. so I'm still using it. But I think I might have to throw it out soon, since it's getting too dry to spread on my face (and I'm scared I might get allergies or something). I'll do a proper review of both items soon!

September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
I haven't been able to post a lot of kitty updates recently, but I'm happy to say that all three of them are doing well ♥

September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
Last Saturday I attended Cosmania at SMX, my third (?) ACG event for this year. I haven't been attending a lot of local events recently, but I just had to attend this one because I really missed my Kawaii PH family! Also, because my favorite revolutionary girls, Seishun Kakumei, were performing! You can watch their perfs here and here!

September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
With my LARME girls - Ashley, Mica, Kaye, ChiChi, and Nona

September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
..aaand with the two girls I was most surprised to see at the event: Anne, because she's usually busy, and Kaila, because Kaila!!!! None of us had any idea that she was in Manila. I actually thought it was someone who looked exactly like her, haha! So glad to see her, even if it was just for a while!

September 2015 photodiary | chainyan.co
Went home with free potato chips from Calbee + my Maki Nendo from Hubbyte Toy Store!! Isn't she the cutest thing? So happy (♡´艸`♡)

Hello October, hello birth month! I wanted to continue from last month's blogging streak and keep going strong with the posts, but I was way too excited at the thought of seeing all my friends at Cosmania again, so everything just flew out of the window. (I have a very low EQ, I'm sorry!) But anyway, since October is my birth month, I'll try my best to keep posting! For now, here's my monthly check-in of what I've been up to and into recently. Happy weekend, everyone ✿

Making: a list of blog-related stuff for October
Drinking: coffee (Great Taste White!)
Reading: Asian skincare reviews. I recently learned that cleansers with a pH of 5.5 or lower are best for the skin, which means all of my foam ones are out, and that I have to replace them with Hada Labo's, which has a pH of 5.5
Wanting: to dye my hair. Maybe black/purple..
Looking: forward to Comic Fiesta 2015! ٩(•̤̀ᵕ•̤́๑)૭✧
Playing: ESNO's "Release" while I type this entry
Deciding: whether I should buy a 40mm pancake lens or just go straight to something wider as a walkaround lens
Enjoying: Red Velvet's "The Red"
Waiting: for both f(x)'s and WINNER's comeback!!!
Liking: The Private Life Of A Girl's posts on blogging
Wondering: how I'll celebrate my birthday this year
Loving: my new Maki nendo! ♥
Pondering: how to manage my blog calendar for 2015
Considering: getting a curling iron for my birthday. I'm getting tired of my fringe looking limp all the time
Watching: right now - Haikyuu!! S2, One-Punch Man, Noragami Aragoto, and Running Man (still)
Hoping: everything goes smoothly til the year ends
Needing: to buy some new makeup brushes
Wearing: comfy clothes because I'm getting ready to run errands and it 31 degrees outside
Following: Kim Dayeong om Youtube
Noticing: that I've been slacking off on posts again
Knowing: I need to take outfit photos for the blog
Thinking: of buying N5/N4 textbooks in Kinokuniya
Admiring: this photographer's work. So dreamy!
Buying: nothing. On a shopping ban until December!
Getting: SUPER! EXCITED! FOR COMIC FIESTA! I just got news that Aian's application for a booth got approved, so all I have to do is apply for a blogger pass this year as well!
Bookmarking: KL's public transport routes
Disliking: that the LoveLive! Movie has limited screening times locally. It's only available in six SM Cinemas. SIX.
Opening: a bunch of tabs, still on Asian skincare
Feeling: really lazy. I feel like curling up beside my babycats right now _(:3 」∠)_
Coveting: this beautiful book
Wishing: I had more time (and money) on my hands
Original list via Meet Me At Mikes
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