Etude House purchases + Yabu SM Southmall + Hypnagogia

April 9, 2013

A few recent purchases from Etude House. I say recent, but these were actually bought around a couple of weeks ago. I've been using both the Happy Fresh Foam and the Wonderpore Freshner (which I've only ever heard good things about) since then, and my skin's become a tiny bit better. I still get breakouts here and there, but nothing too extreme. The Bangs Cut Kit, I'm not quite sure where I stand. I'm on the fence about it, as to whether or not it works well. It worked well enough for me, I got a really nice full fringe on my first try, but it didn't turn out quite like I expected so I still had to cut off a tiny bit with normal scissors. Maybe this is just me being a professional whiner, or maybe because I have a really weird hairline, haha! Either way, my bangs didn't turn out to be a total disaster. What do you think?


Yabu finally opened their SM Southmall branch this month, and Aian and I had our late anniversary celebration there last week. Their Hire Katsu is sooo good. Everything in the katsu sets, from the miso soup to the side dishes, is delicious. I'm thinking of trying either chicken or fish katsu next time, hmm.


Last week Aian and I dropped by Vinyl on Vinyl to check out Tokwa Peñaflorida's exhibit, Hypnagogia: Brink of Sleep, which features 15 pre-dream state inspired works. I became a fan of Tokwa's work ever since I saw his painting of Creepy-chan, who I am a huge fan of. I've been semi-stalking him on the internets ever since. Really glad I finally got to meet him and see his paintings up close! I am in love with how he paints his girls (and boys), with dreamy eyes and lips that look like they're about to say something. I tried taking photos of the paintings but they don't do them justice at all, so make sure you check them out before the exhibit ends. The paintings will be up for three weeks, I think.

All photos from the event taken and post-processed using my iPhone, btw. Ever since I switched phones, I've become quite convinced that I don't need a point-and-shoot anymore. I originally wanted to get a small one, or even a 4/3 maybe, because I found it so hard to take photos during events (bringing along Ryuusei all the time is a bit difficult). But seeing the quality of photos I get from my 4S.. wow. This alone is enough. Only problem is, I've found it so convenient that I've been neglecting my cameras.. I'm so sorry. I promise to get back to doing real photoshoots soon.

© oh my little girl Maira Gall.