Tag: Dinner party!

I was tagged by the lovely amy naree and Anastacia

1. What books are on your favorite shelf?
Japanese mags like ageha!

2. What DVDs are on your favorite shelf?

3. What are your two favorite cookbooks?
I get most of my recipes online. My favorite sites are Cookpad for Japanese recipes, and Smitten Kitchen for American recipes.

4. Select 1-3 recipes you will cook for your special guests.
Temakizushi (hand rolled sushi) since everyone can make them by themselves!

5. What will we be drinking that’s available?
Shochu / tea

I tag:
Wuzzy – because I want to eat Cheese’s food!
Diana (Mayaari)
Mika (Beauty Snap)
Zoe (13 December)

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TAG: Getting To Know Each Other


I was tagged by Anastacia!

1. What time did you get up this morning?
5:45 AM on weekdays, 8 AM on weekends

2. How do you like your steak?
if I’m at a good Kobe beef restaurant, rare!

at any other restaurant, medium rare!
Good beef is best raw!!!

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
I don’t remember when I went to the movie theater!

4. What is your favorite TV show?
the CSI series, the Star Trek series, SATC

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

6. What did you have for breakfast?
grilled veggies and rice

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Japanese food, Korean food, Vietnamese food, Thai food
I like my vegetables and seafood!!

I also like foods which are “acquired tastes” – olives, blue cheese, natto, lamb, etc!

8. What foods do you dislike?
processed meats like baloney and spam, whipped cream

9. Favorite place to eat?
a really pricey, very delicious sushi place in Kobe!

10. Favorite dressing?
Japanese non-oil dressings are the best! American non-oil dressings tend to be too sweet for me…Ponzu is always yummy!

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
2004(?) Toyota Yaris

12. What are your favorite clothes?
I love my polo shirts!

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Ooooh there are way too many places I want to go!
Vietnam, some of the smaller islands of Hawaii, Alaska, Turkey, etc!

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
I try to be optimistic, but in an assertive way. Like, if I’m in a difficult situation, I don’t try to see the good in it – I try to take action to make it the way I want it to be!

15. Where would you want to retire?
I’d say Hawaii, but the strong sun would damage my skin! Maybe the suburbs of NY?

16. Favorite time of day?
Early morning, a little after sunrise

17. Where were you born?
Tokyo, Japan. 4 months later we moved back to London!

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
I haven’t really thought about that!

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
I haven’t thought about that either!

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
I’m planning on tagging some girls I haven’t really talked to!

22. Bird watcher?
Nah, I don’t have the patience for that!

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Basically I’m a morning person… but I need my sleep!

24. Do you have any pets?

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
I found a good brownie recipe!! Yum yum!!!

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
An engineer. And I am one now!

27. What is your best childhood memory?
Playing with my friends! Going to see musicals in the city!

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
dogs rule! http://ihasahotdog.com/

29. Are you married?
Nope! A friend of mine predicted 2 years ago that I would be married by late 2009… We’ll see if I make the deadline!

30. Always wear your seat belt?

31. Been in a car accident?
Yeah, in NYC. I was in a taxi. Who hasn’t been in an accident in Manhattan in a taxi?

32. Any pet peeves?
Some people at work have really bad spelling in documents are shared broadly. Come on people, that’s what spell check is for!!!

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Italian sausage and mushrooms!

34. Favorite Flower?
Roses and sunflowers

35. Favorite ice cream?
anything chocolate, or anything intensely fruity. I recently had this Haagen Dazs ice cream that was INTENSE! SOO GOOD!!! http://www.haagen-dazs.co.jp/product/lineup/index.html?0107400

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
I haven’t been to any recently!

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
I passed on the first try!

38. From whom did you get your last email?

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
I have never maxed out my credit card! I’m too chicken for that!!

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Not really!

41. Like your job?
But I’m still trying to get used to my new assignment…

42. Broccoli?
Yummy dipped in mayonnaise and soy sauce with katsuobushi (bonito flakes).
Hahaha, is this really Japanese or what???

43. What was your favorite vacation?
I have loved all of my vacations!!
Hong Kong, Guam, Hawaii, Paris… and now London!

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
The people in my new group!

45. What are you listening to right now?
the radio

46. What is your favorite color?
To wear? Most of my clothes are black or navy blue.

47. How many tattoos do you have?
None, but I’ve got 9 piercings!

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
I don’t know yet!

49. What time did you finish this quiz?
just now!

50. Coffee drinker?
YES but I’m not addicted. I used to drink coffee every morning, and now I’ve gone without coffee since June. The reason? Because it’s too hot to drink coffee!

I tag:
Lane (Blovent Beauty)
Catherine (Pretty Shiny Things)
Mika (Beauty Snap)
And anyone else that wants to do this!
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TAG! 10 random things about me!

10 random things that you may or may not know about me!!!

I was tagged by Anastacia! Thank you!!!

1. I recently changed my assignment at work. It is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! The only bad part is I now need to wake up more than 2 hrs earlier than I used to.

2. I do not like to open up new beauty products before the old one is used up. Even though I call myself a beauty blogger, I have only 2 lipsticks that are currently opened. Needless to say, I have 293847 more unopened ones.

3. My father likes to send me weekly text messages subtly reminding me that he would like a grandchild soon. I always ask my mother to get a dog for him instead.

4. I strive to find the most volumizing mascara around. When I was in high school, I would put mascara on, then put on a coat of powder (loose face powder, or unused eyeshadows) on it, and then put on another coat of mascara.
The result: SUPER THICK LASHES but super spidery lashes unless you were really good at it. This is before I found out about mascara primer.

5. Unsweetened tea is my best friend. Especially in the summer.

6. I hate socks. I rejoice every year when sandal/flip flop season comes around.

7. I hate umbrellas. When I was in high school, I wrote an article in my school newspaper on how much I hate umbrellas.

8. Wearing/Applying nail polish is a skill which is beyond my capability. I watch in awe as all the beauty bloggers show off their incredible nail skills. Strangely, I can’t live without my toenails painted.

9. I recently sorted out my makeup collection. I realized I have some doubles of some drugstore e/s palettes. I also found a lot of stuff that I want to sell. Look for a blog sale soon!

10. I firmly believe that if my job had a nap time everyday, my productivity would improve significantly.

So, what did you think?

xoxo, K

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TAG! Letter to my 16 year old self

I got tagged by aichaku!

Letter to my 16 year old self:

Kay (16 years old and in high school),

Work hard, and you WILL make it. Think about what you want to achieve, and think about how you can take action to make it happen. If it is important enough to you, you will make it.

Don’t take crap from other people. You aren’t going to make everyone happy. Think about what is best for you in your life.

Take it from me – you’re going to be fine!

Much Love, Kay

PS: Trust me, Japanese snacks aren’t that good… so cut down on the snacking!

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TAG! Friendship award

I must be the last blogger to do this tag…

I got tagged by Blair, Mayaari, Ning*Star, Mel, Sanny, and M!

The rules are:

1. Take your award here
2. Put the logo on your post
3. Link the person who awarded you
4. Nominate at least 7 other bloggers
5. Add the links of those bloggers on yours

6. Leave a message for your nominees

Ummmm since I must be the last blogger on earth to do this, who should I tag???
Let me just mention the girls who really embraced me and made me feel SO welcome when I first joined this community!!!

Yumeko, KT, M, LadyL, Danni, Left Boob, Right Boob, Blair, Sanny, JeS
and YOU!!!!

Thank you for your love!!!!!!!!

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