Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Emotions

Hello...

It is 8:00AM as I write this blog post. My grandparents just left with my parents to go down to LA. Minutes later, I started crying and I couldn't stop for at least 20 minutes. Why? Well, it's been a long time since I've had someone to talk to all the time and someone to do stuff with me (my grandma). My mom is always at home with me, but we are not close and she always lounges out in our office. Is it weird? To cry like that? I think I had a mental breakdown... and its been awhile. I haven't really cried in a long time. Whenever I do it, I feel like a spoiled child.

Another reason is because my mom is having a surgery at USC for her collapsed artery in her neck. One is already 100% closed, but the one on the other side we can still save. She has had several strokes before, but I'm happy she is still with me today. It is very serious they say, to drink lots of water and such, but she never did. If they can't save this artery, she can possibly "leave us". This is kinda personal, but this is my diary after all. I'm praying the surgery will be successful! 

Now I'm feeling lonely and depressed; I know after this I will be alone again. Hahah I feel tears forming.. whenever I just think about the word "alone". I'm not truly alone, it just feels that way. All my siblings are older and out of the house down in Southern California. My dad has to work all day; on the days he doesn't work, he doesn't get paid. So the ones close to me I don't see often. But, at least I get to say goodnight to him each day. I don't hang out with my friends because I'm homeschooled. If you didn't know.. I don't have many people my age at my church and I don't really have any "friend friends" at my dance. My only comfort right now is singing, piano, and my blog!

Even though I may not have any followers or maybe not even have any viewers, I'm grateful for being able to just put my feelings out there. This is the first time I've put up a negative post up huh? I try not to, but you know I just need someone to talk to. It may sound weird, and there may be no one to write back. It's kinda dangerous lol. ^_^

This is just a short post that I decided to write on a spur of the moment. No editing done. Thank you for whoever created Blogger! Hope you have a wonderful worry-free day! I think I've calmed down a bit now lol.. the feelings are true though! Remember that!


Blue skies, crystal clear waters, and feeling the sun on my skin always makes me feel happy. =)
Emotions~


Take Care,

Much Love, Anz xx

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What Do You Think?

Hello lovely ones!

How is everyone doing? I'm sorry that it's been a few days since I've posted. My weekend was a little busy, and I'm really sad because my grandparents are going back down to LA tomorrow! =( It was fun having someone around that I could talk to because I'm not very close to my mom. I'm more like a daddy's girl lol. My dad works all day long so I only get to see him in the evenings, but some other people have it worse so I shouldn't be complaining...

I'm getting a lot better at my River Flows In You by Yiruma song that I'm practicing. It's fun, but of course it gets frustrating sometimes hahah. Things have been going well lately. The usual I guess. I realize I need to drink a lot more water because I've been breaking out all over on my face! =_= So annoying... This past last week, my acne has been off the roof. I hate it SO much!

Anyways, enough with the complaining! I'm planning to twist/ braid my hair every night so I can get loose curls in the morning. I'm going to experiment lol. I don't know... after reading a chapter of Faster Than A Kiss manga, I wanted hair just like the main character (girl)! My hair's just so boring and always straight! You've probably noticed in a couple of my pictures I posted. I'm planning to grow my hair out, but I'm keeping my bangs.


Faster Than A Kiss





Loose Curls I want to achieve:




I'm seriously in love with Selena Gomez's hair. I want to grow my hair really long too, but not below my waist lol. I think some other celebrities have the same type of hairstyle; I think this hairstyle is especially lovely on her though. ^_^ Please Please PLEASE! If you know how to achieve this hairstyle without heat I'll be forever grateful! >__<


Okay so one topic I came up with is my favorite piece of clothing. I love everything from a cute dress to a pair of comfy boots, but I'd have to say that my favorite piece of clothing are loose sweaters.They are so warm and comfortable, I like off-the shoulder ones best. I need to get more of them because sadly, I only have one. ONE. I want another one of those for Christmas! ='(((




Another one of my YouTube favorites? Bubbiosity!! She is the same person as Bubzbeauty except this is her comedy channel. She hasn't made a comedy video in months, but she finally uploaded one today! I was watching it and its and okay video. It was funny lol.. but kinda disturbing at the same time. I think that's what makes her comedy videos unique! xD Check out her channel!



 

This is her latest video! It is called "How to Get a Girl to Kiss You". It is supposed to be a filler video she says.. I'm glad she's already working on another script! Want to know one of my favorite bubbiosity videos? Wait for it next time!


Enjoy! Hope you guys liked my post!

Take care,

Much love, Anzu xx

Friday, November 25, 2011

Simple

Hello gorgeous ones!


 
Shopping. A girl's competitive "sport". My best friend has always considered it one because it requires a lot of exercise lol. I've always loved shopping, but on the other hand, my mom hates it. She doesn't really like spending money on herself unless she has to. Whenever we get her a birthday, Christmas, or Mother's Day present, she would always get a little mad and a little happy. ^_^

The topic of "shopping" came up because today is Black Friday! Where people shop around the middle of the night to early in the morning. Some people will do whatever it takes to get the best deals. My grandma can't understand why they would want to do such a thing. I mean, I love shopping and all, but I would rather get some sleep. I wish it was more convenient (not having the sales end at 5AM)... I needed to get a lot of stuff. Sigh..

So how was your grand Thanksgiving? Mine was wonderful! We had tons of food.. not that I'm going to brag hahah. We had a friend over too so it was fun. We were watching TV throughout the day; we were watching a series called The Next Great Baker on the TLC channel. It was interesting and it had a lot of drama, it's to be expected on TLC I guess. Afterwards we watched the newest movie of Transformers. I just don't like the new girlfriend! I wish they didn't fire Megan Fox for whatever she did.. I like her a lot better in my opinion.

It is 7:38PM as I type out this blog post; a little late I know. Usually I'd be writing in the morning or early noon. I'm glad that I made it though; I was feeling kind of lazy. =P So, back to the blog. A topic I thought I could write about is what kind of makeup and brushes I use.




Yes, I use the brand Bare Minerals! I have the starter kit and it includes Bare Minerals golden medium SPF 15 Foundation, medium warmth all-over the face color, medium original mineral veil, full flawless face brush, flawless application face brush, maximum coverage concealer brush, a How-To DVD, and a full size brush conditioning shampoo. I LOVE Bare Minerals; no one even realizes I have makeup on. It looks and is totally natural, I'd give it a 4 out of 5 stars. I got the kit on sale, I was so lucky! I just happened to be passing by and looked around in the store. It is $60 for a $174 value. I will list their website down below.


I'm actually not really that interested in the brand names of the products I use. As long as they do a good job, and Bare Minerals just happens to do so. I use a Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer for combination skin before I put on any makeup. I use Maybelline New York Cover Stick for maximum coverage for my acne and other blemishes. It does an okay job. ^_^

I rarely use anything else for makeup; if I did, I'd use some lip balm, lipstick, or lip gloss. I don't like my lips smothered. I don't use that much eyeshadow other than a neutral brown palette and I use the dark brown shadow as an eyeliner. If I were to ever wear mascara, I'd use a clear coat. As you have probably noticed, I like to keep things natural.



Natural Beauty <3


Would you guys like to know another one of my YouTube favorites? His name is Sungha Jung; he is 15 years old and a very talented finger guitarist! He is Korean and from South Korea. Sungha already has 2 albums out.. I love him and his dog lol! Please check out his channel! He's amazing and has been playing since very young.






Before you even start the video, his eyes are closed. xD


Hope you enjoyed this post! The video above is Sunga Jung doing a cover of West Sky by Seung Cheol Lee. He barely ever smiles and looks off into space while he's playing, but hahah that's what makes him cute ^_~ Goodnight world.


Much Love, Anzu xx

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Going By Fast

Hello lovely ones!

How are my special viewers doing? I am doing fine! It is 10:47AM as I write this blog post entry. I've been thinking lately, hasn't the year of 2011 gone by SO fast? It's not just me right? It's already November! One more month and it'll be December, and after that..?  2012. The year when the world is going to end.. well people say. I love the movie, but if you're seriously asking me, I don't really believe in the prophesy. I don't know what to say.. so what if the calendar made by the Maya Indians ended in 2012? It's just my opinion, and I don't know the details, but does it really matter?

Anyway, the year has gone by really fast.. it will be my grandparents' 59th anniversary this year. Isn't that amazing? My grandmas says it doesn't feel like it has been 59 years; both my grandparents are a little surprised lol.



"Time flies by so fast."


Everyone is just getting older aren't they? I remember when I went to a party and I saw my previous neighbors that lived next to me a number of years ago. This was just recently in October, but they couldn't believe how tall I've grown and blah blah blah. But it's true, I look a lot different from when I was 9 years old. It just shows how we need to live our lives wisely. I sound like Confucius or something hahah xD, but it's very true.

Even my dogs are getting older, but Ginger looks kawaii as always! ^__^ She's sitting in my lap while I'm at the dining table. She always tries to bite Bear or anyone that passes by me though. She's so overprotective lol. "My territory! Grrr..." >_<



She's looking at something.. I don't know what it is though. Lol! I think she was staring at my Grandpa when he past by. Death glare... o_o

Christmas is coming up soon! Is everyone excited? I know I am! It is probably, like most people, my favorite holiday! I will most likely be doing a blog post with a theme of Christmas soon. I'm excited! If you have any ideas, just comment below! Sadly, I still don't have anyone following me or any members for my blog. Maybe, I will get one for Christmas! Yeeyy! That will be on my list. ^_~




Oh, I forgot! Remember my "An Everyday Thing" post? I mentioned my favorite fashion website which is Polyvore. Well, after writing a few more posts, I realized I haven't even told you MY polyvore! If you didn't check out the website, can you check out my polyvore? I just want to see if my fashion sense is any good lol. Here is the link! The layout of the website has changed a lot over time, but my sets are still the same!



Recently, I have been working on a song called River Flows In You by Yiruma. Yiruma is one of my top favorite pianists. And yesh he is Asian! =D His music is just so gorgeous and amazing! I think I have mentioned it before that I play the keyboard. Not so much piano, because I don't have one that's usable. My dad has a really old one, but it needs to be tuned and it's sitting in the garage. He used to play ever since he was a little boy on that very same piano. You could say he's part of my inspiration. =) I just perfected my Fur Elise by Beethoven, it's a fun song to play. The one I'm learning right now is really challenging for me, but it always takes awhile for me to get a song down pat.



River Flows In You by Yiruma, a live performance. ^_^


I hope you have a wonderful day! Good night, good morning, good afternoon! 
Take care,


Much love, Anzu xx


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm back everyone!

My conference meeting with my teacher went well yesterday--- thank God. I was rushing and getting work done throughout the weekend, and my parents brought my grandparents down from Los Angeles on Saturday. So it was a very busy 3 days (including Monday); I'm sorry I couldn't blog during the weekend! My grandparents are staying over at our place for a week because it's going to be Thanksgiving on Thursday! Yeyyy! It'll also be my grandpa's birthday too. Happy birthday!

It is currently 10:41am as I do some school work, write a blog entry, and read some manga. The manga is Yaoi and it is called Electric Hands.. it's actually an okay manga so far. Cute in some places, but overflowing with the cheesy filling. Not actual cheese lol its a metaphor.. I think? Hahaha.... Anyways!

How are you guys planning to spend your Thanksgiving? For those who don't know what Thanksgiving is, originally it was a time to gather around and thank God for all He's done and the feasting was for celebration. My family still thinks that way, but some families are just thankful for other things and look forward to the food. It just depends. ^_^ Ever heard of the Pilgrims and the American Indians? That's where it all started; I will post a link to a website that will give you some brief information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)


I'm always a junkie for wikipedia; that's where I usually get my essays' info. Shhh...



Cute picture.. I've always loved Snoopy.

Usually, when you see Thanksgiving on tv, it includes a big family and a grand feast. It's not that way for everyone.. some people are alone and some people can't afford all that food.  I'm lucky enough to have a family surrounding me and a turkey or ham on the table each Thanksgiving. But even though some people can't have that, they are always smiling and grateful for what they have. That's a part of Thanksgiving; being joyous and thankful for the year so far. I know some people have heard this a million times, but everyday should be a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm not talking about the food, but about the attitude. I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 
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11:27AM

Hahahaha I was looking for a Thanksgiving themed video on YouTube and I came across a MichellePhan video with her using hot chocolate as bronzer for her face. Lool! Then I watched some beauty tutorial bloopers and watched her bunny run across the house. I like really want a bunny now.....











Michelle in her Lady Gaga cosplay tutorial.

 
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11:57AM

Sorry I had to step away from my net book for a few minutes. My grandma wanted to read some magazines, and we have TONS of them. Our house is cluttered with them, so I got all the architecture, cooking, art, and garden magazines we had. It was a lot so yes, I'm a little out of it today hehe. Sorry about that!

 

How are you guys? Here I am, talking all about myself, and I haven't even asked how you guys are?! I'm so selfish!! Okay calm down Anzu, calm down....... =_=

We're having a turkey for Thanksgiving this year; you have the option of getting a ham or turkey. I personally want a turkey because for some reason it feels more Thanksgiving... ish? I'm really hard to understand today, I know. Fail. Hope you enjoyed this blog post entry though! I'm just all over the place today! I just need to get into gear again. I will not fail you lol! Here is the wonderful Thanksgiving video!

 

The video's a little long but I hope you like it!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Much love, Anzu xx

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I Won't Know

Hey guys!



I'm here to tell you that I might not be able to blog at all this weekend. I know, kind of stupid. I'm studying and getting work samples and essays for a conference with my teacher on Monday. I just found out about it today! Even though my dad told me that he mentioned it to me a couple weeks ago. My ears go deaf at the wrong times! Yes, it's probably because I didn't listen to a word he said... anyways I might just do a small entry like today for tomorrow and the days after. I'll just post a entertaining(ish) video down below.

Gotta jet! (These old weird phrases just make me feel better??) I have to eat lunch before I study some more..

Sorry for the inconvenience! 




This is MichellePhan's latest video!
Check out her channel!



Much love,


Anzu xx



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Favorite Candy

I did it again didn't I...


I'm sorry again everyone; I guess I'll just be submitting posts every couple days. You don't mind do you? I still don't know if anyone is really that interested in my posts anyways...but don't worry, I'll still keep blogging! I can be so depressing sometimes huh? Lol.. don't feel bad!!

So the topic for this blog post will be about one of my favorites! I have already told you so many. The list goes on, but I'll just list what I've mentioned so far.


Anzu's Favorites
  1. Pianist
  2. Dancer
  3. Singer
  4. YouTube Singer
  5. YouTube comedian
  6. Creative music video
  7. Kpop group
  8. Korean Hip Hop Artist
  9. Anime
  10. Pets <3
  11. Role model

Pretty good so far right? Well, the "favorite" that we'll be talking about today is my favorite candy. Yum, who doesn't love candy? I think some people just don't eat it because 1) It's unhealthy and 2) It makes you fat :P. Did I hit the nail on the head? If I didn't, please list the other reasons that people have in the comment box below! Lol so... my favorite candies are usually chocolate. Ugh, I just don't know why! They do say chocolate is a girl's best friend, and I am seriously like most girls so I guess the puzzle pieces fit! Actually ice cream is my best friend.. but let's save that for another time hahah.


Favorite Candy:

1) Kit Kat


I love and adore these, ever since I was a little girl! Well, I'm still a little girl, but hahah you know what I mean! ^_~ I can eat these all day long.


2) Whoppers

If I got a big jar of Whoppers for Christmas I'd be SO happy!! T_T My dad thinks these are just gross; he even made the "bleck" sound lol! But, everyone, you just HAVE to know that I like love Whoppers. I should have put Whoppers for number #1 huh? Oh well...



3) Heath Bar



These are my favorite too! With the chocolate coating and the crunchy sweet toffee inside. Mmmm I looove these. I remember, in 4th and 5th grade, one of my friends named Madison would always bring these in her lunch. I never knew what they were or what they tasted like; so Madison let me try them. Fell. In. Love. I'm so grateful for meeting her lol... not just because of the Heath bars! At first I always called them "Health" bars because I never knew there was no "l" in the word!


So those are my top 3 favorite candies! And yes, they all consist of chocolate. I'm a girl, I just can't resist lol. Even though they do bad deeds for my acne T_T. Did you know that you can make a facial mask out of Chocolate? Yes you can! -^_^- (Idea is from Bubzbeauty, I will post up the video at the end.)

It may be bad to consume because of the stuff added into it, but if you just use the plain cocoa it is actually good for you! But, yes, the cocoa would taste bitter with nothing in it; that's the only down part. So, instead of consuming it, why don't you use it in a facial mask? There are many different antioxidants in chocolate! The chocolate masks in the store are really expensive so you can make your own! You wouldn't believe how many stuff you can use to make your own DIY masks.


So this time, I have only one topic for you; I hoped you enjoy it though! It was fun to type about something so heavenly delicious. <3 Here is the video tutorial on how to make your own Homemade DIY Chocolate Mask. Have fun with it!




Take care!

Much Love,


Anzu xxx

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sorry!

I'm so sorry!!

I didn't eat your homemade cookie, but I'm so sorry for not making a blog post yesterday! Please forgive me :'( I was being lazy and sick that I couldn't even post a few sentences up.


Well, my cold is almost gone and I feel a lot better than I did the past couple days. So grateful for medicine... and tissues ^_^. So how has my wonderful viewers been doing?? I'm okay, I still haven't eaten breakfast and it is already 11:15am! These bad habits of mine... my laziness is in full effect.

Yesterday, for a couple hours, I was looking for a Christmas song/carol to sing for my church. I had my best friend help me make the list smaller; I couldn't have done it better without her. :') I picked four songs from Hayley Westenra's Winter Magic album; who knew she had a Christmas album?! Well, I guess all artists do... anyways! Here are the songs I picked (I still have to pick one song from this list):

  • Silent Night
  • Carol of the Bells
  • The Little Road of Bethlehem
  • Peace Shall Come



You can listen to the album here:

http://www.bing.com/music/songs/search?q=winter+magic+hayley+westenra&FORM=DTP2ND


While I was looking for Christmas songs to sing, my parents were out getting groceries. When they came back home, they had gotten me a cute, furry pair of pajama bottoms! They are light green with white polka dots; I really fell in love with them. My mom got a black leopard printed one; she says that she got me the green one because it looked more "youthful". "You are youth so you get this one" was what my mom said. I just laughed lol.




Sorry if the picture is blurry!


Okay, so I have to tell you about one of my favorite music videos! It is so unique, brilliant, and just so cool! It has pretty music, a pretty girl, and jellybeans!! Yes, the whole animation of this music video is made entirely out of jellybean art. It is done picture by picture and it took over two years to make the video. Isn't that just amazing?! *_* I will post the video up and put in the link for the making of the video below. Hope you enjoy!


Oh and PS,

I will make a Thanksgiving post sometime this week so please look out for it! Thanks ^_~




http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_546996&feature=iv&v=cIH4MJAC2Tg&src_vid=IOu0DuxFAT0



Much love,


Anzu xxx

Saturday, November 12, 2011

TABLO

Everyone! Hey!!

I am officially a new fan of Tablo! I love him, his music, his lyrics, his life. I love it all! What you see above is a picture of the first part of his album. At first, I'm thinking, "Must be some stereotypical Korean pop star." Wrong! Tablo is a unique Korean hip hop artist that comes up with his own lyrics and has his own style of music! His rapping is amaazing lol and his voice is so captivating. I just want to say that Tablo, my friend, your music makes me smile. ^_^

Okay, so you have to check him out! I will post one of his music videos at the end of this post! It was hard to pick which one to put out, but I managed! It is 11:30am as I write this blog post; did you like my Veterans Day post that I posted yesterday? I hope so! Unfortunately everyone, I caught a horrible cold.. it's been awhile since I've gotten sick lol. I caught it yesterday, when I was soaking in a hot bath. But, I laid in their too long haha and I got the chills. Yeah, yeah, it's my fault . -__-

So for breakfast, I made a huge pot of homemade chicken noodle soup. It was de-li-cious! In my opinion lol.. my parents ate it too so I guess it was edible. =P Now I'm sitting on the couch blowing my nose away and watching Bear sleep; he's just too cute!! Hehe... Don't worry everyone, I will still keep posting!



I am also listening to Tablo (the artist I mentioned a few paragraphs ago); I think he's my new favorite artist now. His music is so addicting... I reaally want his album noww! That's going to be on my Christmas list!! *_* Korean rapping is just so awesome lol. (Tablo is on the right)




Oh guys, I have to tell you! Yesterday I tried this olive oil and yogurt hair mask and a yogurt facial mask. It does wonders! The hair mask makes your hair shiny, super smooth, and really soft. The facial mask is just made out of plain yogurt; you can add a teaspoon of honey for a better smell and other benefits; it makes your skin so smooth, radiant, soft, and less bumpy. It also helps your acne (if you have any) A LOT. The idea is from Bubzbeauty, I will post up the tutorial tomorrow.

Here are the recipes:

Yogurt Facial Mask
  • 1 tablespoon natural plain yogurt
  • (optional) 1 teaspoon natural organic honey
Apply the tablespoon of plain yogurt onto your face as you would with a regular facial mask from the store. You can apply it with a clean foundation brush, your hands, or another utensil. Let it set on your face for 20-25 minutes or until the yogurt dries. If you're using the organic honey, it works the same way, just mix it really well with the yogurt before you put it on your face. If you are allergic to any of these products, please do not use this mask.



Yogurt and Olive Oil Hair Mask
  • 2 tablespoons natural plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix the two ingredients very well and apply to your clean, dry hair, focusing on the ends. The ends are the driest part of your hair, vulnerable to split ends. Comb the mixture through your hair with your fingers, make sure you get it throughout all of your hair. Tie your hair into a bun/pony tail let it set for about 30 minutes. Rinse it out with lukewarm water; you may shampoo and condition your hair afterwards if you wish.


I usually apply the hair mask, and then I apply the facial mask right after, let both masks set, and take a shower. I wash off my facial mask and wash my hair. I'd dry my hair with a towel till it's not soaking wet, and I'd let it air dry. I never use a blow dryer anymore because my hair is really sensitive to it, and I don't use hair straighteners and curling irons either.




Hope you guys will find these masks useful! They really work! Unless you're allergic to the ingredients. If so, don't use these masks!! It's a really big warning guys. That's all that I have for you today everyone! I hope you enjoyed this blog post; I hope you have a wonderful day! Here is the music video I promised you! It's a little violent, but barely. Enjoy!




Much love,


Anz xx

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!!!



I want to personally thank those who have fought for us in the war. The brave men and women that fought for our rights, freedom, and liberty. The ones that have sacrificed so much to protect our country. All of America is forever grateful for your service.

"Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war."

-Mark Twain

Hello everyone, have you or your loved ones fought for us? They are so admirable and without them, America wouldn't be what it is today. My grandfather was in the Navy during the Korean War, Vietnam War, and World War II. It is a blessing for him to still be with me today; thank God for protecting my grandpa. ^_^

Isn't it funny? It's 11/11/11 today! This is really rare, and what's cool is today is one of my friends' birthday. He turns 14 today; of course I would remember lol. Happy Birthday Kyle! I also want to thank my best friend's (Tiffany) father, he served in the air force for a numerous amount of years. There are many others I'd like to shout out for, but hehe I don't think I have that much room!

I will post a couple videos to thank our Veterans at the end, please look out for it! :-)



"This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

-Elmer Davis


It is 11:30am PT as I write this blog post. I'd like to share a poem to remember and thank our Veterans!

Honor Our Military
Let’s honor our military,
The men and women who serve,
Whose dedication to our country
Does not falter, halt or swerve.

Let’s respect them for their courage;
They’re ready to do what’s right
To keep America safe,
So we can sleep better at night.
Let’s support and defend our soldiers,
Whose hardships are brutal and cruel,
Whose discipline we can’t imagine,
Who follow each order and rule.
Here’s to those who choose to be warriors
And their helpers good and true;
They’re fighting for American values;
They’re fighting for me and you.


 Joanna Fuchs
 I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.


The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scott Key

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?



"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye."

-Arthur Koestler



I posted up the lyrics for you guys, just in case if you wanted to sing along! I love you Whitney! Old but awesome video.



God Bless America, and once again, thank you for serving our country.



Take care,

Happy Veteran's Day,


Anzu xx

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Big Bang

Hello my wonderful viewers!



Big Bang <333



I'm listening to my favorite K-pop group!! How did you like being greeted by their gorgeous faces? They are so amazingly perfect! If you don't know who they are, you need help honey. Lol just kidding, but it's insane not to know them!! If you don't know who they are, they are a South Korean pop group;  Seungri, G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P, and Daesung. <3 Haah I love them. I will post one of their music videos at the end. They won the MTV EMA awards! They literally made history! Congratulations Big Bang!!


So how are you doing everyone?? Again I'm still so very sorry about my last post; I was just so out of it yesterday! I edited it earlier this morning, so I hope that helped a bit.. well, I think a lot! I tried to think of different ideas on topics for my blog posts last night. I came up with quite a few actually, I'm so happy that I'm not brain dead anymore! It is 9:51am PT right now; it is a little early I know. But, after realizing how bad my last blog was late last night, I just had to edit and create a new blog post! So here I am, right after waking up! That's why I didn't post a picture of me this time lol.


Okay, one topic I came up with is my favorite anime. I have a lot, but I will try to pick my top 5. Bear with me everyone, and hahah yes please guide me through this! Here I go!


Favorite Anime:
  1. Bleach

A Japanese shonen manga and anime that follows the adventures of Kurosaki Ichigo after he gains the powers of a Soul Reaper (Shimigami). His new powers then force him to take on the duties of protecting humans from evil spirits (Hollows) and guiding departed souls to the afterlife.

    
     2. GunxSword



The story takes place on the "Planet of Endless Illusion", a place where delinquents and rogues of all sorts live. The main character, Van, travels the world searching for a man with a clawed right hand who killed his bride at his wedding. He meets several other people along the way, each after the clawed man because of a personal loss.


     3. Elfen Lied


Elfen Lied is about the interactions, views, emotions, and differences between human beings and the Diclonii, a species similar to humans in build but different by two horns on their heads and "vectors," invisible controlled arms (telekinesis) that have the power to control and cut objects within their reach. The series is about one of the main characters, the teenage Diclonius girl "Lucy" who was rejected by human beings and wants revenge.


     4.  No. 6


The story starts out in an ideal city known as "No. 6". A boy named Shion is raised in the elite and privileged environment. One day, he gives shelter to another boy, who only gives his name as 'Nezumi' (meaning mouse or Rat). Shion discovers the next morning that Nezumi has left and disappeared without a trace to be found. Four years have past, and Shion experiences various incidents around him. And soon after, due to those incidents, Nezumi appears and Shion begins to find out the hidden truth behind the Ideal City No.6.


     5. Demon King Daimao


This story revolves around Akuto Sai, a boy who's dream is to become part of his country's highest order of magicians and contribute to society as one of its clergy. On the day he is admitted into the Constan Magical Academy, his aptitude test predicts: "Future Occupation: Demon King." Thus begins his crazy filled school life in which he is disliked by his studious female class head, loved by a girl with mysterious powers, and guarded by a beautiful female android.
 
 

Simple enough right? ^_^ I absolutely love Bleach, I love Ichigo! But lately, the anime's been kinda weird.

GunxSword is a rather old anime (2005), but I just found and watched it a month ago and I fell in LOVE with it. I just wish there was more romance, too bad there's no Season 2. :'(

Elfen lied is Mature rated and really bloody and disturbing at some points, but very interesting! It's really intense.. I liked it so much, that I just like fell in despair when I finished watching all of it. Lol... be warned!

No. 6 I absolutely adored, I just love the two main characters! It had a hint of Yaoi I think, but I don't know if that was my imagination or not. I love Yaoi, another thing you don't know about me! The yaoi romance genre is my favorite favorite favorite in manga! I read it all the time. :3 For people who don't know, Yaoi is boyxboy love. I know, gay, but it's so cute on manga and anime! >_<

My last favorite is Demon King Daimao, this anime is very interesting too and I liked it a lot. I watched this during the beginning of the summer. I should probably watch it again lol.


 
Well, there ya go! That's all I have for you today, I hope you enjoyed. And sorry again about my horrible last post! Hope this makes up for it! I'm starving so I'm going to grab a bowl of cereal now!
 
 
Here's the video!
 
 


Much love,


Anzu xx

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All Good

Hello lovelies,


I was in my pink "robe" when I took this picture this morning, I've had it for a long time now, and so I wore it since it was really cold. It was actually freezing... I just got to have layers of blankets at night. Brr.. >_<


So how are my viewers doing? I am okay I guess, I had some cereal and a banana for breakfast. It was pretty yummy actually.. it's my mom's cereal. Shh! I ran out of my cereal so it's not like my fault lol. Weird, you're probably wondering why the title of this post is "All Good"? Well, you guys actually know enough about me now huh? So I will start posting about what I do every day. Hehe.. I know, not so fun.. so if you want to read about something interesting, comment below and give me ideas! Pleeasee.


Right now, I am listening to Joe Hisaishi once again, it is the Howl's Moving Castle theme song. Yeah, he does the music for Howl's Moving Castle. I just love that movie! It's anime too.. oh and I loove Howl! He is hot hahah, joking! But I have to admit he's pretty good looking. The plot of the movie is very unique! :-)


The plot:

Sophie is a hatter and a  responsible, plain 18-year-old girl who runs her late father's hat shop. While doing some errands, she runs into the mysterious wizard Howl, who likes her. This makes the Witch of the Waste jealous and full of hatred. The Witch has been seeking Howl's heart for herself. She then comes to Sophie's hat shop and curses Sophie, transforming her into an old woman. The curse not letting her tell anyone of her condition, Sophie decides runs away. Along the way, she becomes friend withs a scarecrow that she names Turnip Head, who leads her to Howl's castle.

As she enters the castle, she meets the fire demon Calcifer, who runs the castle and sees that Sophie has been cursed. Calcifer offers to break the curse in exchange for Sophie's help in breaking the spell that has been put between him and Howl. The spell keeps Calcifer bound to the house. So they travel on, with their mission to break each other's spells and curses, but with mishaps on the way and meeting new people. It's rather an exciting story, I love it! It all eventually ends in a happy ending. ^_^


Here are a few pictures for people who don't know about this movie:





So cute ^_^

I will be going to a few of my dance classes tonight, I'm excited! The thing is, I was doing a stag leap/jump the other day.. in my living room. Not the smartest thing to do is it Anzu? Hahahah :') I jammed my toe on one of my couches, and I tripped over the couch at the same time. Ugh it still hurts like crazy and it's already the third day! I hate being injured :-( My teacher calls it a stag, but I think it's called a calypso? I don't know...


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I actually posted this yesterday, but after my friend told me how boring and horrible it was I decided to edit it and add more to it. No feelings harmed lol. I will post another blog entry today to make it up to everyone! Hehe Ginger's sitting in my lap while I'm on a bar stool? Hahah kind of hard.. she's so cold, I can feel her shivering. Poor baby :'(




I just took this picture from my phone :')


Okay, so you are waiting for Anzu's daily video? This one will be from my favorite YouTube comedian, and yes he is Asian xD. How did you know??? It's only normal lol. His name is... Ryan Higa! =D His account name is nigahiga and please check out his channel if you haven't already! His videos are kinda silly and dumb, but they are pretty funny. ^_^

http://www.youtube.com/user/nigahiga


Here is his most recent video! <3 mwahah




That's all I have for you today, thank you for reading my post! Sorry it's so short this time, but hoped you enjoyed! ^_~


Take care,

Much love,



Anzu xx

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

No Worries~

Hi guys,




I was sucking on my chocolate See's Candy lollipop.. yum. I haven't had one in such a long time, I absolutely love them! They came with a couple of the mini baskets I got from an auction at my church! =) By the way, I take all my pictures on the same day as I post the entries because it's only best if I post updated pictures right?  


So how are you doing my awesome viewers? Still no followers, but no harm done! It's only the fifth day that my blog has been public anyways. Oh! I forgot to mention what time it is right now.. and it's not 3pm lol it is 12:24pm PT. Yes, I'm posting a little earlier today because you know, I just felt "I'm in the mood, so why not?". Today, I'll let you see my adorable dogs =) hehe I love them both, but they can be annoying and so bad!

I have two dogs named Bear and Ginger. I will tell you how I met them and what they are like, the details lol.. The first dog is Bear. He is 7 years old, born in March, and he is a Shetland Sheepdog. A Sheltie for short; Shelties look like a smaller version of Collies. He is a boy and neutered and he is so fluffy! =D I just love him to pieces, but trust me, he is such a bad dog!

Well, let's see.. when my parents and I are not home, he climbs onto our bar stools by the kitchen counter, gets ON the counter, and messes up our trash and steals our food. He looks for anything food and eats it :P. He also barks really loud.. a lot. Usually when someone drives by our house, a postman comes by, or someone just walks on our porch and knocks/rings door bell. Postmen are the ones he hates the most. Lol! And if you don't have his leash on properly outside, he'll be soo mean to other dogs and chase cars. I'm serious! The thing though, is that he is such a sweetheart inside the house. He just loves everyone, including kids. Sigh... I try to train him but, he does not want to listen lol. I still love him <3 He's my bubba~ ^_^

Here's a picture that I took of him this morning:




So fluuuffy! <3

The next dog is Ginger. She is 4 years old, born in (unknown), and she is a miniature dachshund. She is a sweetie just like Bear. She loves to play fetch and tug-o-war and trust me, she will not stop playing. She can go on for hours unless you ignore her, which is what I do. Lol poor Ginger. She is really energetic at one moment, and sleeping the next. She used to be really afraid of people when I first got her which was when she was 1 years old. Her previous owner never let her out of the house because they lived in an apartment. When we first saw her, she was over protective acting vicious and such. After the first day, we became good friends :').

She's a weird dog though hahah, she scents Bear's business outside every single time they go potty when Bear doesn't scent at all! She is really dominating of Bear even though she is smaller than him. Bear is truly a nice dog when it comes to Ginger, even though he is scared of her sometimes lmao. She like pounces him xD. They get along very well and you can't separate them. Ginger would never let Bear play fetch hahah, the only thing I can play with Bear is tug-o-war and I wrestle with him ;o. Ginger loves to snuggle, and she used to sleep with me until we got her own doggy bed last Christmas. Lol they're so spoiled!


Picture of Ginger I took this morning:




Lmao that's such a sexy pose huh? xD

I have the weirdest nicknames for them. For Bear: bubba, fluffy butt, boo boo, fluffy. For Ginger: Wienie, Wiener, Cutie kins, Stinker, Baby girl. Cute huh? Enough about doggies for now!


Would you like to know who my favorite YouTube singer is? Her name is Christina Grimmie! She is so talented in singing and piano and loves Zelda and Skrillex. Hahah I didn't know what both of those were at first, but they're pretty awesome. She went on tour with Selena Gomez last summer and released a new album. She certainly became an Internet sensation! Her account name is zeldaxlove64. Check out her YouTube channel!



Here is one of my favorite videos of hers! Enjoy~ TEAM GRIMMIE RAWWKS!





Take care everyone,


Much love, Anzu xx



Monday, November 7, 2011

New Week!

Hi everyone,



A very weird picture of me.. with my eyes open this time! =D

How are you guys doing? I'm doing pretty good, my life is quiet and here is another blog post! It is 2:47pm as I write this entry and eat a handful of Craisins. Craisins are actually supposed to be really healthy for you being a fat free snack and all. But there are tons of sugar added to them, 33 grams per serving! Hahah I'm just reading the label.. talking about "the sweetest way to eat a cranberry". Here I am criticizing Craisins even though I'm eating and enjoying them. I'm known to complain a lot. Heheh ^_~

I am so bored right now, it's kind of weird that I always write these blog posts around three in the afternoon. I don't think it's a bad habit though.. talking about habits! I will tell you a couple of my habits; good and bad.

One good habit? I always flush the toilet? Hahaha t.m.i Anzu.. okay one good habit. I'd have to say is.. whenever I eat, I chew my food with my mouth close. It used to annoy me that my mom always chewed her food with her mouth open. It was kind of unpleasant lol.. I even tried to get her to stop. But she always ignored my comments and so eventually I ignored that bad habit of hers.

Okay I have A LOT of bad habits lmao. I will name a few.. I never change out of my pajamas in the morning since I'm home schooled. I'm actually in them right now... sigh lol. I always tease my dogs by hiding their toys and they run all over the house panicking. They never stop playing!! Unless you ignore them.. but I'll save that for another time hahah. The last bad habit is I always leave my clothes all over my room; trust me, my room is a total disaster! See, I'm a normal person! Hehe..




Hmm let's see, what else do I like to do? I love making masks, as in facial masks. I'm a real girly girl sometimes.. I like to try all kinds. I usually get the ideas from YouTube gurus such as Bubzbeauty (<3) and Michelle Phan. I usually make these masks for my acne (you can't see in my pictures =P) or uneven skin tone. I've learned a lot from YouTube actually hahah.

My favorite masks are:

  • Aspirin Mask (MichellePhan)
  • Yogurt Oatmeal Mask (Bubzbeauty)
  • Carrot Yogurt Mask (Mine)

The last mask sounds really... unusual huh? That is one I made up myself! It does wonders with my skin! A-ma-zing!! If you need any of the recipes, comment below. I'll post them up in my next post! =) These facials do wonders! I like to use a couple of the store bought ones when I'm too lazy.




I love both MichellePhan's and Bubzbeauty's DIY mask videos because they are so helpful and they provide good information about the ingredients you are supposed to use in each mask! Here is a video for a Yogurt Oatmeal Mask from Bubzbeauty! It's an older video, but it's still just as good! -^_^-



Take care everyone,



Much love,


Anzu xx