I thought I had a good wardrobe of clothes. I am so. wrong. -T-ray-cee

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yesterday Shopping

yesterday, I went shopping. I hadn't gone shopping since Christmas time, and the things that I bought weren't even for me. How unsatisfying! I pleaded my mom to take me shopping, but the hard part was pleading my dad. He has recently been bent on conserving money due to the economy and his early "retirement" (I think he'll decide to work again soon...I hope...). Then, the journey began! My mom, grandma, and I all piled into the car and on our way to the mall. I can't even begin to describe how I felt when I entered the glorious shopping haven. Each wall in the building was lined with shops. Shiny shops with their shiny new things, and perfect window displays. (Sometimes, I want to pretend to be godzilla and just demolish everything, and then I would awiphweripeogr) I was less interested in places that sold tea sets and luggages and more interested in places that sold bags, shoes, clothing, and accessories. When I see clothing displayed in shops, it all seems so untouchable. Too holy to be touched, or even be thought of. O.O Just kidding, but sometimes the shops do give off a standoffish feeling to teenagers especially if they are a high end store. This whole supercilious feeling wears off though because the you know that you have the authority (or a credit card) to purchase whatever you please. UNLESS you are in a bit of a financial credit situation like most Americans. *sigh.

When I walked into Bloomingdales, I kept smiling. I was just so happy that I could be surrounded by such beautiful creations of fashion designers. Even if some of the clothes were....kinda fug.. I still felt happy. My desire to be surrounded by aestheically pleasing areas is I admit a bit shallow. It reminds me of all the haters of fashion and how they say that fashion is artifical, superficial, and other adjectives that mean fake. I do agree with the haters that after I look at the clothing for a period of time, I do notice that fashion is only to visually please others, but I can't help but love it. There's something about fashion that seems exclusive. A cool kids club. I'm not saying that only awesome people like myself(jk) can join, but I think that fashion is only available to those who truly want it. Afterall, fashion is an art, and the clothing that the designers create is like a canvas that a painter would paint or draw on. Beautiful clothing also gives confidence to people who wear it. I see no harm in that ;) Confidence can come from anywhere maybe even I don't know, a piece of paper or a rice cooker? Who knows.

After scouring the floor and trying on at least 15 different things in the dressing room, I decided on 3 things. The clothes were paid for, but left in the store because there was a presale thing going on, and I have no idea, but I have to pick it up on Friday.

All in all, I'm just sharing my general happiness after my shopping trip to the mall. Fashion is so cool. Disclaimer: this is a pointless piece of crap story with bad grammar and scattered thoughts.

Here are some pictures of pieces of paper and rice cookers.
Side Note: my friend says that if you say "you rice cooker!" in a really insulting tone of voice, it could almost sound offensive. C'mon. Say it. You RICE COOKER! HOW DARE YOU, YOU RICE COOKER.


mah ashun rice cookuh.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Asian Fashion

I have to admit that I am in love with asian fashion. Chinese, Japanese, Koorean clothes in asia are sooooo cute. Here in America, I believe that most girls just wear really nice statement pieces; for example, a really well designed shirt with sequins or ruffles. You know what I mean. And those shirts are paired with plain dark jeans. In contrast, I see most asians wear a lot of simple things; for example, plain t-shirts, simple graphic tees, solid colors, cute hoodies. Asians layer more than Americans, and I think those layers are adorableee. I applaud their styling skills because I think it takes a lot of thought to make all those clothes cohesive in one look.

It is SO difficult to find asian clothing where I live. I mean I am near New York and there is Flushing, Queens (the new home of the asian) where they sell SUPER cute stuff, but my mother is convinced that the clothes there suck balls and have no quality whatsoever. She also thinks that it is overpriced which is the only area where she is right. Also, since I am asian the clothes in asian stores do fit me better since well...the clothes are made by other asians. Isn't it natural for someone of the same race to be better at tailoring clothes for the same race? I think sooo~~ Most of the clothes are flattering on my kind of short frame, and it's a rare occurance. *applauds asian clothing once more*

The first time I really saw asian fashion was in Japanese fashion magazines my sister bought from Kinokuniya. Previously, I had no idea what asians wore. When I asked my mom she would always say that they dress trashy and what not. (insert insulting, degrading, and supercilious words from my mother~)But!!!! when my sister (Stephanie who is a coool person, sometimes) brought home issues of Japan's Seventeen magazine and a Japanese magazine called Cutie, I was love at first sight. The girls all had their own personality, their own sense of style, they weren't afraid to wear weird things (such as huge overalls, socks with flats, and every other no no in American style). Maybe the reason I was so excited was because it was something new, but I seriously think that asian fashion needs to be more appreciated, and not just for the underground fashion such as harajuku, but the everyday style too.

I think in general, fashion in America is getting a little bland. It isn't the design, but the way girls are styling themselves. (I'm talking teenagers since I am one..and I can only relate to teens...) girls that wear plaid shirts with skinny jeans, oversize shirts with jeans, lace shirts with jeans, a blazer with jeans. there is a pattern, but...most people just wear jeans with a nicer top. It's not that those combos aren't cool and stylish, but I think it's jaded and I hope more girls branch out more and experiment with something OTHER than a nice top and Jeans. I'm talking about normal everyday street fashion, not editorial fashion. Because obviously in magazines...those outfits are more..styled. professionally.

This turned out to be more of a rant. I'll post some pictures of what I'm talking about. :D

pictures from Cutie magazine. (okay these pictures are a little dated.. .i think they are from 2007? I was inspired 2 years ago okay? don't judge my ... non-current pictures from JAPAN!!!)

here are some sites that my friend gave me. She said they are mostly punk sites, but I'm using these as examples. Omg I want so much stuff from these places. :(

This is one site from me.. :( I don't know many azn sites.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Alexander Onizawa

One really big fail by Alexander Onizawa, the amazing guitarist of One Ok Rock. I really like this Japanese rock band called One Ok Rock. (You should check it out. I like their songs Liar, Living Dolls, and Koi no aibou kokoro no cupido. Also, the lead singer used to be part of NEWS, but he left them because he wanted to sing different music. So, he regrouped his old high school band, One Ok Rock!!!!!!)

Anyways...Alex Onizawa was arrested in April 2009 for groping a prep school girl's leg in a train in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. Supposedly, he was drunk and he even admitted to the charges.

Alex delayed One Ok Rock's new single at the time, caused One Ok Rock's nationwide tour of Japan to be cancelled, and caused One Ok Rock's song not to be chosen for a drama.

Alex wasn't prosecuted since the matter was settled outside of court.
That's what I call a super fail.

Here are some really. HOT. photos. (he's also a model and can draw really well)

omgggg sexxyy Alex o__o;

model alex~

One Ok Rock <3

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oil Spill and Obama Kicking Arse

Pretty authentic, huh? Obama is samurai-ninja. Don't believe me? I can prove it! FYI: for those who don't know who Jeff Goldblum is, he is an actor and was in a movie called The Fly. His character was bitten by a radioactive fly and turned into a fly. So they're saying Obama didn't swat and kill a fly, he swatted at and killed Jeff Goldblum.

As we all know the
Gulf Oil Spill Disaster has been going on for about 3 months, making this the worst oil spill disaster that has ever occurred! When it began, the spill was the "thing to talk about" on every news source and Obama made a special appearance on the Today Show stating that he has to talk to the experts so he knows "who's ass to kick". Epic words Mr. President and now he will go down in history as the Black Ass Kickin' President (who's also half white). Nah, I'm just joking, it has nothing to do with race, but everything to do with Obama's efficiency to bring up a team of experts to kick someone's ass! (Mr. T? Expert! Chuck Noris? Expert! Bruce Lee? Expert! Betty White? expert. Al Pachino? expert! Tinky-Winky?!)

All jokes aside, the Oil spill has been the worst oil spill disaster that the world has ever faced and for the first time in months BP has found a way to stop the oil from flowing out. Thank the Heavens!! Now that the oil has stopped pouring out due to (a) new cap(s) put in, now, BP has new problems such as the remaining oil in and on the water, clean-up, what happened that led to the explosion (officially), and costs.

Until BP answers or does anything official, you can help to by
Cleaning-Up the Gulf on your own by joining National Wildlife Federation , Deep Water Horizon Response , Natural Resources Defense Council or just donate any hair or fur you have or just keeping up with it's progress then here.

Bringing up the Oil Spill may seem like "old news" and I'm sure many others have covered it as soon as the spill occurred, but the reason Petite Cup of Tea brings this "old news" back is to make sure people are remembering old events as well as current ones such as
Haiti. Yes, Haiti is still destroyed and still needs to be rebuilt, even though it has been 6 months!

Let's not forget about all the problems that have been occurring in this world instead of only taking notice of the ones that are currently occurring. Let's give equal attention to all the problems and work together to find the best solution with an open mind and open arms. Oh and don't forget Obama has talked to the experts, so he knows who's ass to kick, kick, kick. (straight from the parody I love so much, mainly due to my love for Bruce lee R.I.P!)


Monday, July 19, 2010

It is unhealthy!!

I found this model (Nkosi Myers) by accident and I know nothing about him other than his lovely skin tone, flushed and high cheek bones, and curly hair. I think he's an up-in-coming model, but I hope he becomes a supermodel because he has the face for it!!

Did you know it's unhealthy to stare at the computer screen too long? Especially if there's a hot male model on the screen?.... It's bad for your health. So Stop Staring!

Lars Burmeister (German model) known for being a HUGO BOSS model and being the hot model in the GIORGIO ARMANI CM. I can't stop staring at him especially after watching this CM for ARMANI and it doesn't help that the cologne smells really good! It's a girl magnet! Lars is good looking with a cute pout!

And here's a parody of it.

Wish I was in the CM with him. A girl can only dream.

Someone who really pouts is Brazilian model, Bruno Santos. He's known for being a GUESS and ARMANI model and is also a nature lover (gotta love a man who wants to save and protect nature). Bruno said when he was little wanted to be an ecologist because he would cry whenever a tree was cut down. His life story is pretty interesting and accessible on his site. It's a true rags to riches story, even though his heart lies with his nature and those he loves, he appreciates all that the modeling and fashion industry has done for him. Bruno is not only good looking, but his eyes hold a touch of mystery and he's humble. If you don't believe me read his bio on his official website.

He wants to protect nature, can he protect me too?

Travis Fimmel, a former Austrailian model, he used his angelic face and golden locks to get into an acting career, which he's currently in (and cut off all his hair)! He came to L.A with only $60 to become a Calvin Klein model (a very successful CK model, like male version of Kate Moss successful CK model), Tarzan, and later an actor. He seemed to have gambled with life and seemingly won. More on his site...or fan-site?

This was my share of male-models-that-will-ruin-your-eyesight-because-you-were-staring-at-them-too-long list. Wait for the next edition! Next month!!! Now Google these men! >0

Made in Brazil

God, why does Brazil have so many beautiful people? They are known for getting the hottest models, look at Adriana Lima or Giselle or Alessandra! The newest model to hit the scene is-waddya know- she's a beautiful Brazilian, Gracie Carvalho. From Victoria Secret catalogs to J Crew to editorials in Vouge Magazine (Brazil) to High Fashion run ways. This model is moving up the Fashion "food chain" FAST! I simply love her simple but beautiful features. high cheek bones, soft eyes, and even her nose are distinct features of Gracie.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Un-thinkable pt. 2 Loving Day

I talked about "Un-thinkable by Alicia Keys and how she tackled Interracial couples and now I will speak about those who really did the Un-thinkable.

On June 12th 1967, The Loving V. Virginia law was passed, allowing whites to marry those who were not white. This was all due to Mr. and Mrs. Loving-Mildred Loving, a black woman and her husband, Richard Loving, challenged society and the law in Virginia when they decided that they wanted to marry. This would lead to a series of events where they changed History, they brought their impregnable love to the Supreme Court and they passed the Loving V. law, allowing interracial couples. Since then, the numbers of interracial couples has sky-rocketed. Due to this the Race of the Future theory came about,it says due to the mixing of races (miscegenation), all the races blending to become one race in the future.

Anyway, to celebrate LOVING DAY (June 12th) A Petite Cup of Tea, shows, those who have done the Un-thinkable or the children of the Un-thinkable.

  1. Machiko Harris (Black/Native American/Japanese)
  2. Katja Schehkina (Black/Russian)
  3. Kidada and Rashida Jones (Black/Irish)
  4. Alicia Keys (Italian/Black)
  5. Dwayne "Rock" Johnson (Black/Samoan)
  6. Jessica Szohr(Black/Hungarian)
  7. Sesslie Lopez (Portuguese/Dominican)
  8. Vanessa Williams (Black/White)
  9. Devon Aoki (English/Japanese)
  10. Dennis Oh (Korean/White)
  11. Daniel Henney (English/Korean)
  12. BOA (Korean/Japanese)
  13. Mylene Jampanoi (French/Chinese)
  14. Amira Ahmed (Filipino/Somali)
  15. Jhene & Mila J (Native America/Black/Japanese)
  16. Marlon Teixera(Brazilian/Portuguese/Japanese/Indian)
  17. Celeste Thorson (Korean/Scottish/Lebanese/Spanish)
  18. Sarah Shahi (English/Iranian)
  19. Thania Peck (Black/White)
  20. Megan Ewing (Mexican/German)
  21. Aydin Momtaz (Iranian/Spanish)
  22. Boris Kodjoe (German/Ghanaian)
  23. Noeme Lenior (French/Black)
  24. Nese Sayles (Black/Turkish)
  25. May J (Japanese/Iranian)
  26. Aline Serpa (Brazilian/Japanese)
  27. Channel Iman (Black/Korean)
  28. Tyson Beckford (Chinese/Black)
  29. Darla Baker (Polish/Native American)
  30. Crysal Kay (Korean/Black)
  31. Amerie (Black/Korean)
  32. Naomi Cambell (Jamaican/Chinese)
  33. Leah Dizon (French/Chinese/Filipino)
  34. Sabina Karlsson (Black/Swedish)
  35. Wentworth Miller (Black/English)
  36. Waed (Black/Saudi Arabian)
  37. Chrystele Saint-Louis Augustin (Black/French)
  38. Jasmine Sanders (Black/German)
  39. Jenny Sweetney (Norwegian/Native American (sioux)/Irish)
  40. Caroline Ribeiro (Portuguese/Amazonian Indian)
  41. Chole Goodrun (Black/Russian)
  42. Denise Vas (Black/Greek)