Monday, June 29, 2009

Japan Tomorrow~


Crazy right? It definitely is for me.

I worked all weekend (which led me no time or energy to blog >: ). I did however take a few pictures with my crappy cell phone camera of my work while my co worker was on break. I could just feel the security camera going "wtf" while I was taking the picture too haha!

Yep. I'm a barista in a grocery store. I can't complain too much though. For one, its money in the bank for college and I am meeting some pretty cool people that work there. The work is a lot more strain on my body than I thought it would be. I have rheumatoid arthritis so my joints hurt/ache/get stiff easily. Anyway, standing for 8 hours is kind of kicking my ass!

Then I went home on saturday from work and I pulled the espresso machine we have.

I'm definitely used to just pressing a button and presto! Two shots of perfect espresso pour out. This machine is much more complicated. Plus its ALL metal. So the whole entire thing heats up. The second I try to turn a knob or remove a piece, I burn myself! Sigh.

Oh quick survey. What do you think of the music I have here?


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Creme Brule

I made creme brule today!

It was surprisingly easy. Just 8 egg yolks, 2 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup ultrafine sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mixed that all together, heated it up on the stove until it hit about 100 degrees Fahrenheit then strained it. Put all that into 7 ramekins that were in pan filled with a little bit of hot water. 25 minutes in a 350 oven. Then burned a top layer of sugar! It was super fun and really quite delicious. Just ask if you want a more detailed recipe!

The other day I had lunch on campus... ugh it was terrible. It was some kind of sweet and sour chicken. I suppose it was worth a try given it was local and provided some kind of asian food.
It was about 90% sauce, 5% chicken and 5% rice that is covered with the sauce. Now I know not to go there again. Oh well~

Well, today was pretty good overall. I didn't think it was going to go very well... a lady was fairly bitchy to me at my salon and I didn't end up getting my hair dyed like I thought (it would've costed $165 o___o). But I got paid today!
I'll post pictures of my work later~

Gosh I should really get packing....

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

H&M Trip

I just got back from a trip to H & M

Saw some really cute stuff and it took all my willpower to not buy it! Gotta keep thinking about Japan and the stuff I can buy there instead >w<
Lets get to the pictures shall we?

I thought this was such a cute outfit! I love oversized shirts like that. They are so comfy and fashionable too! The high waisted skirt would be a bit short if I actually wore it, but for a legless mannequin, its super cute. I would probably add a belt with a bow or something.

I love biker vests/jackets. This would be so cute with a long tank and leggings with boots. I'll see if I can find something similar in Harajuku for cheap.

I tried on some $15 (!!) pants. They were baggy but still fitted- which I like alot. They were like a boyfriend style skinny jean. Why didn't I buy them?! I'm kicking myself now. Sighhh. Oh and thats my heart purse in the corner. Its dinky and doesn't hold much, but I love it!
(you can also see how short I am.....any guesses exactly how tall I am?)

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I am going to ♥JAPAN NEXT WEEK!

I'm staying in Tokyo for a week off to do some major shopping and sightseeing! This'll be my second time there and I'm super excited! I'll just be going over with one other friend- which means... complete freedom!

It feels like I have so much left to prepare D: I haven't even packed... Oh well!
I stopped by target today to pick up some travel sized toiletries. I could see myself stocking my entire house with little things like this!

Flipping through my collection of EGGs... I feel rather self-conscious about my weight. Okay, I know I shouldn't be complaining about it, I weigh 49.9 kg (you can convert that fufufu). Thats not bad AT ALL. But then....

Sorry its so blurry... it says she started at 44 kg and now she is 37 kg. GUHHH WHY SO THIN?
I'm sooo afraid that I'll go to Japan, see all the cute clothes I've been ogling over in magazines... then BAM I'm too big for them! I doubt I can loose very much in a week DDD:

Anyone have any insight about this?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

First Blog Post EVER


I've only just begun my journey into the blogosphere and only recently starting reading a few blog. I'm already hooked!

I started this blog to document my life. I'm a new college student and just starting to figure out who I am and what I want to do with my life.

Why Tokyo Rose? Well its a nickname my uncle gave me.

According to Wikkipedia....Tokyo Rose "was a generic name given by Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II to any of approximately a dozen English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda. Their intent was to disrupt the morale of Allied forces listening to the broadcast near the Japanese mainland".
I suppose I'm just a regular Japanese-A
merican out to harass the world!