Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cinnamonroll Cafe in Shinjuku! Part 1

Am I Machiavellian?

I got an awkward 75 at the official quiz... according to a researcher, men are more Machiavellian than women. This is probably... not good, lol.

Reading is such an important thing. I mean, we're discussing a lot of Political philosophers in class lately, and you know, there are a lot of things I didn't know about these people. Like, if we say a person is Machiavellian then we remember Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince and different ruthless words come into our mind. However, if we read into his history then you can gain some form of empathy for the dude. He got tortured, lost his high-profile job that he loved so much. He even dedicated The Prince to Lorenzo de Medici. Dude didn't even get his job back. It's like he wrote the book sucking up to him, really. But when you think of it, everything makes sense. I would never agree to such a way of ruling. Ever. However, I do feel for him. I wish he had a happy life, at the very least. Not much is known about his demise. 

I know that you're probably like, "How could someone be excited at a dead dude's life?" I can't explain it. 

I just simply love to learn! Even if I fail (which I do not... 98% of the time), the process is immensely fun and exciting for me!

Western Philosophers are just so fun to learn about.

You, most likely: *yawns*


Okay, okay! Let's get to the cafe then!

I won't bother you anymore because I'm sure you're here for the photos! Enjoy!














Saturday, September 23, 2017

Animate Cafe Shinjuku x B-Project ~Muteki*Dangerous~ Collaboration Part 2

All you have to do is believe in me.

There is this song called Believe in Me by Sing It Loud. It's a rather old song, but it makes me feel nostalgic in a good way. September is an odd month for me. It's like a Thursday. I know my birthday is coming up (in October) and that I'll be in Tokyo but there's like a 30-day wait. I also have bittersweet memories of this month. September is a month in which I was constantly being forced to ask myself, "Where do I go from here?" So now that I'm at a better place in my life, I still ask the same questions. Time, luckily, changes. But I still reflect every now and then. I feel like it's the best that I can do. As of the moment, I've been taking care of myself well. 

Going to this cafe was a turning point for me. It was a rather hot Summer day, and we went to a different exit as opposed to the normal Yamanote line exit (near Lumine) so I got lost. We walked for a long time, and I was checking out MAPS on my iPhone and I couldn't figure out where it was. I was so embarrassed because I didn't want my Mom to tire out. We already walked a long way and it was raining. 

But my Mom, as kind as she usually is, she pushed me on. She told me to chill out and check again. My Nihongo isn't as good as I want it to be. So at times, it's rather difficult for me. There are so many times that I'm so close to my goal but then I regress. I get scared and become unsure. So I take a step back even though victory is so near. There are so many things in life that have caused me pain, so I have this heavy sensitivity. When I feel something go wrong, I either micro manage and fix everything right away or just drop it completely. 

I haven't completely erased all the bad memories in my head. So it's a bit scary for me at times because I get flashbacks. But I have to move forward at all cost. I think after several seasons of stupidity, I've somehow graduated from those things.

Heh.


I apologize for the weird colours on the succeeding images. The lighting is rather reddish at the cafe, but here we go! 


I ordered 2 drinks: MooNs' SUMMER MERMAID and THRIVE's Needle No. 6.

Please listen to the songs! They are amazing and fun!

As this was a long time ago, I no longer remember what they tasted like, haha!


Lastly, my Mom and I ordered one dessert: Kitakore's Mysterious Kiss.

I couldn't get THRIVE's meal because they had selected date availability!

It was such a small dessert with plenty of components. I'd justify it, haha! But over-all, it's a major pass. Then again, that's not really why we go to cafes, right? There was a cheesecake, an oreo cookie and a chocolate cake. 


I sorta regretted this cafe mostly because I only bought a few acrylic charms. Just for myself and the customers! They don't allow purchasing more. ;;;; Possibly because of the space and 30 minute time allotment for every slot.

Thank you for reading!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Animate Cafe Shop Shinjuku x B-Project ~Dangerous~ Collaboration Part 1

Pretty 2D boys are HC's weakness. 

Well, mostly mine. Heh.

I finally got to a point wherein I feel reassured with myself to just like anime and don't give a flying f- who says what. It's a pretty liberating feeling. I understand that I'm pretty and smart. These feelings may come across differently to others, but for such a long time... I lived in such a poor self-image. And then I began to exercise, wear make-up, dress up differently and it changed a huge part of my life. It took me a long while to get to this stage, so I make sure that I try to encourage other girls. I feel it's the least I can do. These days, I no longer stutter or behind anyone. I'm proud of the trials I've faced, and all in all... it's been a pretty fun (yet strange) ride. I want to continuously do things that I'm proud of that'll benefit others, too!


The Thrive boys are my absolute unit. <3 I love almost all the songs they produce from Needle No. 6 to Love Addiction!


Up next are photos from the shop! Enjoy!










Friday, September 8, 2017

Animate Cafe x Uta no Prince-Sama LOVE LEGEND Collaboration Part 2!

HALLOOOOO!!!

Right now, I discovered this ultra cool podcast called 'In Our Time'. Basically, it's about professors essentially discussing one topic, book or person from the past. It's absolutely fascinating, and it's like going in an actual lecture. Listening to such amazing people talk about a book I've just read is so sublime, really. Like, I'd pay thousands to attend their lectures (if I had the money). Like for people to go and attend lectures where you just learn from Professors. There was a point wherein I wanted to transfer into Literature, but I wasn't allowed to by the university and my parents, haha!

So I revel in these lectures, audio books, and podcasts! I feel so thankful that these people are doing me a service for free! I'm absorbing so much. I just want to learn! I'm grateful to be alive just so I can learn more from these experts. It makes me so happy every time I listen. I know it's a bit cuckoo but, yeah, that's how I feel. I just want to continuously strive for better things and just learn or become motivated.

Alright, alright... now let's go to the main reason why you're here: Animate x Uta no Prince-Sama Love Legend Collab! Part 2!

*cues in woo hoos*


If you like Uta no Prince-Sama, you'll definitely love this cafe. 

For me, well, I have yet to dabble into the series so much so I wasn't entirely excited. I just mostly did it you, guys. I had fun though! Don't get me wrong. It's just completely different if it's from your favorite series, ya feel me?


I wish Akane-sensei created the art for this cafe then I'd probably been drooling everywhere! There were lots of visitors when I came. Most of the time, when my schedule for a cafe is 11:00 AM, there are often not many people. This cafe was an exception because there were lots! 

I was also a bit taken a back with the goods they offered. It's fascinating that they were able to produce a teacup set as well as tea! I wasn't too happy with the acrylic stands though we did happen to sell out of them. I just thought that they were a bit average. They could certainly have done a lot more. 


The menu was rather straightforward. 3 meals for every unit, 2 main courses, and 1 dessert. I opted not to have anything for dessert as we were going to J-World after. 

If you look at the menu, it's kind-of a bit boring. I don't know if it's just me or if it's because I'm not that into the series so much, but I feel they could have done more. Though it does retain UtaPri's aesthetic. Considering that, well, that's a good call!


Oh-kay, listen!

For once in my life, the coasters came with the character you choose! Naturally, I got my cute son Tokiya who I thought looked ravishing in white. <3 His drink was like a purple soda that 


For my own personal meal, I got Heaven's burger dish. *tiltes head* Is this a deconstructed burger? Haha, I've been watching too much Masterchef! It's truly a basic burger at best. I love the addition of the bacon. I think that's what made everything come together. It was also served with a side of steamed potatoes which were cold by the time I got to them, haha!


My Mom's meal was Starish's Beef Stew Dish. This kind-of made my eyes roll because... first of all, it was served with noodles. And bread. Alongside some sparse amounts of vegetables. It was absolutely meh. If I were you, when you order from anime cafes... get the ones that look plenty. You'll just be disappointed. After all, you can get a better meal for a fraction of the cost. Thanks for the coaster though, ahaha... ha...ha... 

I hope this post made your day! Thank you, and God bless!


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Uta no Prince-Sama Love Legend Star x Animate Cafe Collaboration Part 1

Hello!

Are you doing great?

I've been thinking of a lot of things. Like, what am I going to do with this life of mine. Is it vital? Will I become an important person in the future? Will I succeed? A lot of questions weigh me down, and I just don't know what to do. Anime is fun, and I'm finding great success. But, there's gotta be more than this. I want to pursue this but also know that at the same time, so many grander things are waiting for me. So I want to discover these things. My brother has been asking me about what I want to do, and I don't know... I never thought I'd ever have to question these things. That's how I feel right now. It's like a state of blandness, and I'm searching... but under all that, I also know that... I will find what I'm looking for. Does that make sense?

For the past few months, I've been distancing myself. Unsure of what the future holds. I desperately wanted to figure out the path to a certain feeling... has HC's success hindered me from seeing what matters most? I want to constantly be the best, but in the pile of orders, I've lost a part of myself from working too much. 

But I still want to ask, what's going to make me happy, satisfied.

It seems I still have a lot to learn about life.


Today, I wanted to share photographs of the UtaPri cafe! 

I wasn't able to procure any extra stocks because we sold out! I'll work harder next time!

I still have yet to dabble into this series full time because I've been so busy. I think I'm going to marathon it from now on. The boys look very handsome. I think Tokiya or Syo is going to be my favorite, above all the others. They just look so appealing to me. 

I feel really blessed to be able to do this. I'm afraid of the day that I will take anything for granted. To be so blessed and honoured to experience such things... I never want to lose sight of the fact that I am granted them. No matter how hard I work, I also understand that a lot of people will never be able to experience this, so I want to keep perspective. Never reaching too high, never feeling better than 'this is a job'. 

Here are photographs the cafe: