life lately : post-Halloween

November 9, 2016 No comments

Though I already did a life lately post last month, a lot of things happened on the last couple of days of October, plus I attended an event earlier this month, so I suddenly have a ton of photos to share! Here's a post-Halloween update.. of sorts.

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For the past few years, Aian and I have been doing mini photoshoots every Halloween, but this year we didn't have enough time to prepare for a shoot, so we made do with taking selfies! (But even though this was supposed to be a Halloween shoot, we just look like our usual selves, lol.)

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I think I look somewhat different though! My new hazel contacts from PinkyParadise came in so I used those, plus I tried using colors that I don't normally use for makeup like deep burgundy and purple. Sadly though, my makeup's barely noticeable in these photos, haha ;;

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Speaking of Halloween, I heard Pokemon GO had a Halloween event going on so I played it again after a while. I'm still super weak, but at least I finally got my Gengar!! I caught all the Gastlys I could find and finally got enough for a Gengar heheh!

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Aian and I attended ESGS (Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit) with friends last Sunday. It was our very first time attending this event, so we were surprised at how well-organized the event was. There were a lot of games being played on big screens, plus games that you can demo, etc. I can't really expound because I'm not much of a gamer or game enthusiast – all I know is that there were A TON of games, lol.

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Besides, the only reason I was at ESGS in the first place was to serve as moral support for Aian, who went there to meet Koji Igarashi, the producer of a lot of the titles from the Castlevania game series. I honestly believe that meeting the people who've helped shape who you are as a person is a big deal, so I was really happy that Aian got to do just that.

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life lately | chainyan.co
I also saw these two cuties at the event - Nechi and Leny ♥ The last time we saw each other was in August, so I was happy to meet them there!

When we left the event we actually headed to Powerplant Rockwell afterwards to play! I finally got to try playing MaiMai – it was super fun! But I suck at rhythm games in general, so I still need a lot of practice. After that we had dinner at CoCo Ichibanya. The besttt.


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It's finally November, which means Peppermint Mocha season is here!! (Which means we finally have a reason to go to Starbucks again, lol.)

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life lately | chainyan.co
life lately | chainyan.co
Last Sunday, I was at SM Southmall for the Tale of the Winter Forest event. Everything was so pretty!!
UPDATE: Blogged about the event here!


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We went bowling with friends after the event. I can't remember the last time I went bowling, so I enjoyed it a lot! Bowling always makes me super competitive though, so I think I pushed myself a bit. I can still feel my thighs and my right arm hurting until now..

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Current skincare situation! I still can't believe I have and use this much skincare stuff now, but my current skin condition is the best it's been ever since I hit puberty so.. lol. I actually have a few (about.. 5 or 6) products left on my skincare wishlist, and I plan to replace my cleanser and first essence with Cosrx stuff once I use them up. Still, I'm only a few steps away from completing my ideal skincare routine, woop!

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And oh, I just wanted to share this app I've been using a lot recently – it's called SNOW, and it's something like a Korean Snapchat. I installed it sometime before Halloween because almost everyone I was following on Instagram was using it, and I had so much fun playing with the filters that I kept it. These two above, plus the peach cheeks and cat ones I used for the photos with Nechi and Leny, are my current favorites!

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life lately | chainyan.co
We had these two babies neutered and spayed last month, so that brings us to a total of 6 out of 7 neutered/spayed kitties! We only have one female kitten left to be brought to be spayed, and after that we're done! No more worrying about kitties getting pregnant, lol.

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The new season of anime started quite a while back, but I've only been watching these two. One is the new season of Haikyuu!!, which started early October, and the other is Saiki Kusuo no Psi-Nan, which started last Summer. The two are SUPER DIFFERENT in terms of story and animation quality, but I really like them both! For different reasons of course, heheh. The reason why I don't watch a lot of anime is because I'm extremely picky – I have to like both the story and the animation quality. If I don't like the animation, I'd rather stick to the manga (if there is one), which is why I usually don't watch anime adaptations. I can forgive bad animation only if the anime is really, REALLY funny, like Saiki Kusuo!

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As for music, these days I've been listening to the same things since there aren't a lot of new releases that I like, but I just recently discovered this band called カラスは真っ白 or "A crow is white", who describe themselves as a Japanese pop "Kawaii" band. I can't describe music very well, but I know the type of music that I like, so when I hear something that matches my tastes, I just know. For this band, the music (the bass!!!!) and the vocals are exactly the type that I like listening to when working on stuff, so I instantly liked them. You can listen to them on Spotify here.

And that's all! The photos in this post were taken on just four different days, but since there were a ton of events I ended up taking a lot. I actually have a lot more, but they're mostly just haul photos, so I'll save those for a separate post :)

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