My Japanese Cooking Adventures and Other Stories

The Spring 2009 Tokidoki Shoes

Posted in Random by erinachan on October 26, 2008

So I was on the tokidoki blog yesterday and I came across the new shoes for the Onitsuka and Tokidoki collaboration. I wanted to the get the sneakers from the first collection sooooo bad but they a hundred and fifty bucks and in limited quantity which is sad now because on ebay they are now over 200 and never in my gigantic clown rivaling shoe size. =( But these new ones im so in love with!  dont think Ive ever seen Onitsuka ballet flats let alone tokidoki ones and the sneakers look a lot like skate shoes this time around. I wish there were a few more characters displayed on the outside but definitly still adorable! Just have to work on the price now. Still close to $150. Ouch…

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I fixed it, I fixed it!!! Woot!

Posted in Desserts, Snacks by erinachan on October 20, 2008

So my failed strawberry biscuit recipe went from the failed experiment category to the success category! yay! It only took 4 tries to get it there. This last time I swore if it didn’t work I would give up on it but this time they had a mild strawberry flavor and after I cooled them, they were awesome! ugh Im so happy it worked, I spent so much money experimenting on this one…

A Fruba Rant…

Posted in Magazines/Books by erinachan on October 19, 2008

Just finished Volume 7 of Fruits Basket, I know there are like 24 volumes out so far so I have a long way to go but I mean for 10 dollars a volume, no matter how bad I want to see what happens next, I just have to wait till my next paycheck.=( I seriously wonder sometimes how people pay for anime addictions, Im so grateful I’m only into a few! But yes, so like I said only finished with volume 7 and everything in the tv show has already basically been covered! why did they end the show so fast? It seems like it was extremely popular and the ending was ok but now that I know there is so much more story, it make me mad! I could have had more Fruits Basket to watch and they ended it there?!?! lameness…

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I Got the New Gothic and Lolita!!!

Posted in Magazines/Books by erinachan on October 19, 2008

So for some reason it was really postponed and I was dreading that they would cancel it altogether, but I woke up this morning to find that my beyond awesome fiance had bought me the newest volume and left it for me on my desk to wake up to! So the picture here isnt the actual cover of Volume 3 in America I couldnt find a picture for it yet but I figured in case anybody hadn’t seen it before. Basically the Gothic and Lolita Bible is a hugely popular magazine in Japan that comes out quarterly in “Mook” (magazine/book) form. It lists all the biggest Lolita designers in Japan and the US, it shows the newest lines, has interviews with top Lolita and gothic bands and even patterns so you can make a lolita outfit yourself. Its 20 bucks which I know is a little steep but seriouly there is nothing out there like it.

This newest one is Halloween themed which I didnt even know was a Japanese holiday? but they definitly focused more on the gothic side for this volume. They have an interview with the head of H Naoto which is a Japanese gothic brand, personally im not a big fan of just because it looks like stuff I can buy at Hot Topic for a quarter of the price. There wer great pictures and articles but definitly the highlight of this issue was a pair of boots by Baby the Stars Shine Bright called the “Momoko” boot which I assume is named after the Baby The Stars Shine Bright (BTSSB for short) obsessed charcter in a popular Japanese movie called “Kamikaze Girls.” The boots were a beige suede with a faux fur lining and they laced up to the knee and had a big bow in the middle! I will be dreaming of these boots till at least after Christmas…