Ai-Kon Art Haul!

Clearly, you can see where the money went.

Clearly, you can see where the money went.

Happy Ai-Kon Saturday!

Yes, I am back, and now even better than before! During my disappearance, a lot of things happened: birthday parties, my most-awaited graduation, and the arrival of a fresh new laptop. To celebrate these unwritten events, I present you a new blog post!

If you live where I live, and up to date with what’s happening in the city, you know well that it is Ai-Kon season! One of my favourite times of the year. What makes this attendance significant, is the fact that I am coming as an attendee after 2-3 years being a volunteer/a person who can’t make it because of summer work. It’s a pretty big deal for me since I’m having a huge Ai-Kon withdrawal, and to the extent that I even decided to (more…)

Snapshots

Isn’t she cute? One of my subjects.

I’m not going to bombard you guys with posts about stores and how they’re great constantly, I’ll do that but not in an overwhelming manner. Consider this blog post a small break from that fiasco, a refreshing scenery from the usual norm. During my trip to the Philippines, I found some opportunities to take photos as I roamed about town despite my busy schedule. They’re not much, but they’re something. (more…)

The Wonders of MUJI

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The MUJI store in SM Mall of Asia

If you backtracked to my previous blog posts, I talked about posting a few of my hauls in SM Mall of Asia. Well, this is it. It’s here. Before I get to the more, “girlier things”, I wanted to start the first of many posts with the store that Winnipeg should have: MUJI. MUJI is a Japanese company that sells a lot of things — from consumer goods, to office/school supplies, household items, and even clothing. They are what I call a lifestyle brand, especially when you start considering just how many areas their merchandise accommodates. (more…)

Local Discoveries: Royal Canoe

Okay, seriously, why haven’t I heard of you guys before?

I love music. It inspires, it invigorates, it unleashes the mind. Music is poetic in its soothing, complicated ways. It’s an amazing thing, really. I listen to mostly any form of the substance, I keep my mind open because I like to discover, and these discoveries led me into appreciating this band that called themselves Royal Canoe. If this is your first time hearing about Royal Canoe, don’t worry — you’re not alone. In fact, I’m with you, shamefully, and them living here in Winnipeg adds more pain to it. To keep it simple, Royal Canoe is a  band of six wonderful members who make the most interesting, unique, and inventive music out there.  (more…)

SM Mall of Asia and the Betrayal of the Shopping Creed

Lady just chilling by the MAC boutique, taking a photo of the Forever 21 mannequin.

 

Hello everyone! Yes, I vanished. For a while. Don’t kill me! School’s been busy, and I’ve just recently traveled due to very particular afffairs. I am currently under the curse of jetlag and piling homework, but I figured it’s time to reawaken some life back into this blog.

My very quick visit to the Philippines was very occupied, but that wouldn’t stop me from dropping by at one of the biggest malls in the country: SM Mall of Asia. If you haven’t heard of SM Mall of Asia, it’s a mall located in Pasay and owned by SM Prime Holdings, a company who built malls in almost every part of the Philippines (obviously an exaggeration, but you get my point). SM Mall of Asia is a pretty big deal if you’re the kind of shopper on the hunt for international brands. I swear, at least seven of the brands you see at The Bay has a boutique version in this mall — as well as brands that don’t appear in this part of North America. It’s ginormous, and if I only had more of that precious time I needed — I could’ve explored it through and through.

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Comic Con Haul: Day 2

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Finally got a print from one of my idols: Tommy Castillo, signed by the man himself!

Today was the last day of Comic Con. Although it is indeed a sad thing, I am also relieved because it gives me a reason to stop spending on art supplies. It’s crazy what two days can do to your budget – – I can only wonder how much was spent by the people who went on all three days.  Shudder, shudder, shudder. (more…)

C4 Comic Con Haul: Day 1

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New pieces to my investment!

Happy Comic Con friends! As you may know, Comic – Con officially opened yesterday! Today was my first day as a volunteer, and even though that part of my day was super fun – – nothing can beat the delight of spending some money (yes, I’m a girl like that).

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