7 Years Together :)

April 16th, 2014

Dear Chibi,

Last night Jacky and I celebrated our 7 years together with dinner @ Blue Fish. I can’t believe it’s been a year since we got engaged :)

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Happy 7th Anniversary Maki :D <3

Mid April happenings

April 13th, 2014

Dear Chibi,

I finally got my hair redyed! Wooot! It’s been ages since my hairs all brown and I love it :) My hair colour has been pretty uneven for a long time now… but yesh, it’s all in the past ;D

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Before and After

I also cut Jacky’s hair for the first time yesterday. In fact, it’s the first time I’ve cut anyone’s hair, ahahaha. Noobie alert! It was actually good fun and it turned out okay. The customer was happy and gave me the green light to be his personal hairdresser for the years to come ^^ ohohohoh.

So daylight savings ended about a week ago~ bright mornings and dark evenings are happening again. I usually get this dreadful feeling about shorter days and walking home in the dark, but surprisingly it didn’t affect me much this year. Am I getting braver? 8D

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I’ve been getting back into eating Squash sessions~

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And making more comics

I think I’m coping okay so far, but making these weekly can still be pretty stressful at times ^^” Hopefully I can keep these going for a while :)

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So I was feeling a little..oily..?

March 30th, 2014

Dear Chibi,

I had some time on my hands today so I decided to take out some oil paint and make something :D I’m actually really bad at traditional painting so this is just a bit of mindless fun 8D. Oil paint is quite difficult to use @_@ My paint brushes were also super-old cheap ones so that doesn’t help either XD

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I didn’t know what I was gonna paint. I wanted something relatively basic for my level, so my Jigglypuff plushie seemed perfect 8D I couldn’t open the lid of the white paint, so I end up chopping it off with my scissors ^^” Now I’ve just wasted the entire tube by throwing it in the bin. How will I paint light stuff in the future? XD

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My finished painting.  Looks kind of strange.. more like a Clefairy than a Jigglypuff. Oh noes!
It was a pretty fun, silly experience nevertheless 8D

Nostalgia in a box

March 30th, 2014

Dear Chibi,

After a pretty scary incident which involved a cockroach, my hand and the wardrobe, I felt motivated to do a massive clean up of my bedroom yesterday. As some of you may know, I have a pretty small room.  I don’t own a lot of things anymore since I like to keep my room feeling spacious. I took everything out from under my bed, and found some pretty neat things in a box! I was squealing with delight :D :D In this blog entry, I’m going to share some of the joys I found ^^

Sailor Cosmos/Chibi Chibi water colour fanart:

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OMG. I used to love this sooOOo much! I think I drew this in early high school and was one of my favourite pieces. Water colour sounds fun. Maybe I should try it again some time XD

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MY FAVOURITE PENCIL CASE OF ALL TIME. This tin pencil case brought me so much joy :3  I remember buying this from Chinatown for $6.50 and it was considered a gem since I couldn’t any Sailor Moon stuff in Sydney. I’ve dropped it on the ground so many times that the lid is dented quite a bit but I continued to use it. I also made my own magnets using stickers to stick and decorate the insides. So much love <333

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The mysterious floppy disk. I don’t know what’s inside since I can’t check BUT I BET THERE’S AWESOME.  Anyone have a floppy disk drive? 8D

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Girls Catch Up @317

March 29th, 2014

Dear Chibi,

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Almost the end of March~ Where did the time go..?

March 23rd, 2014

Dear Chibi,
Since my previous blog entry about my redesign for MoonSticks, I’ve been mostly working on new comics and have posted up 5 so far :D I’m really happy about that and intend to keep pumping them out on a weekly basis again :) I stopped a while back because the weekly schedule was too stressful and I was losing sleep over it, but this time around I’m still losing sleep ^^”  I need to manage my stress levels a bit better~

Here are my latest 5:

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Sketch of Black Lady I did for fun :D

Marcus’s 28th Birthday

Yesterday for Marcus’s birthday, a group of us went to the Cook+Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre for indoor basketball :D We were sweating it out for a good two hours and I had a lot of fun ^_^ I’m feeling so sore and tired right now…but  I guess that’s expected when you’re so unfit XDD

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Marcus and Jacky having a 1 on 1

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Dinner @Osaka on Stanley aka Sushi Arigato

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After dinner, Marcus wanted us to go with him to check out hobos at one of the outdoor courts..^^” He sounded like he really reallllly wanted to do it, so we fulfilled his birthday wish and went to see ..hobos..lol When we got there, the look on his face was priceless XDD I think that in itself was worth the trip ^__^

We then went to Meet Fresh for dessert, because Burpy really reallllly wanted to have it XD I decided to try a drink this time around, and it wassss pretty good! Would have again.

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I forgot what it was called, so I put up a picture~ I’m so helpful ;D

Credit to MZ for most of the basketball photos

 

Fresh new design for MoonSticks

February 23rd, 2014

Dear Chibi,

I recently decided to give MoonSticks’s site a new layout and after about 14 hours of coding over two days, it’s finally finished ^^ I’m really happy with how this turned out :3 I even feel motivated to make more comic strips again :D The previous site design always bugged me since the header was massive and took up half the screen. I think this new design works much better and I hope you like it too.

Please check it out:

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..And now to finish off my Sailor Moon episode re-watch ^^ 4 episodes leftttt!

A visit to Kinokuniya

February 18th, 2014

Dear Chibi,

I was in the city today and had time to spare so I dropped by Sydney’s Kinokuniya to see what they have in store. I used to come here all the time during my uni days, but much less now that I’m not actively following a particular anime series (apart from Sailor Moon XD)

And of course, knowing me~ I went straight to the manga section to look for Sailor Moon :D

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I decided to try my luck and look for the Kanzenban (Complete) edition in the Japanese aisle.

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TADA! These are much larger than the regular manga and come with a pretty prismatic cover :3 Ohh shinnies. They only had volumes 1,2 and 4 though and were priced around $30AUD each. I decided not to buy it since it’s in Japanese and I’m not really a collector. Still, it was nice to hold one and see it in person :) If you’re interested in buying, you can check out shopping links here: Where to buy Sailor Moon merchandise. The books are cheaper to buy online than at the book store.

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..And..the regular Japanese manga can be found sitting on the next shelf :D

 

My Sailor Moon mirror compacts arrived!

February 17th, 2014

Dear Chibi,

I’m sooooo happpyyyy :D :D My Sailor Moon mirror compact gashapon set finally arrived today :D! I’ve been waiting for them since last October, but the wait was totally worth it. They are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS :D ahhhh <333 I can’t stop staring at these shinnies *_* I’m so thrilled about this purchase and so glad I preordered them when I could.  If only they had her Eternal compact too…

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A day out in the rain

February 16th, 2014

Dear Chibi,

Yesterday Kat, Kaz and I went for round 2 bridal gown shopping in Leichhardt! It was a pretty wet and gloomy day but I’m glad we made use of this Saturday and went out to get things done. We managed to check out 6 different bridal stores and boutiques in just under two hours. I’m pretty impressed by that result XD. We found a plaza which had 2 hours free parking, but we expected to go way over that. Besides, our first appointment was at 10am, and the last at 2pm. To our surprise, we validated our ticket in just 2 minutes under the cut off! Ohhh aren’t we lucky? ;D

We decided to head to New Shanghai in Ashfield to feed our starving selves, and left rather satisfied with the deliciousness of Xiao Long Bao (steamed mini pork bun) and Hot, spicy & sour soup among other yummies :3 (The soup is still my favourite)

Later that night, I met up with Jacky for our Valentines dinner at Hurricane’s Grill in Top Ryde. Mmmm.. more yummy food~

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Nothing quite like a beautiful rose to brighten up the day <3 Thanks Maki :3