Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tokyo 2016 ~ Non-cloths haul ♥

Hey everyone!!

I'm back from Tokyo so I really want to tell you about my trip! It's sooo much to write about and that's why I want to start with my non-cloths haul. I got so much stuff and I'm amazed by how many things actually fit into my baggage. :D

Let's start~

That's everything in one picture. Some items were gifts but I will describe them in the close up pictures. :D 

EXO Lotto album from Tower Records
My card holder from Swimmer Ikebukuro
CDs: Big Bang, NU'EST, Girls' Generation and AKB48 from Book-Off Shinjuku
Himezawa Wagamama Love Single from Himezawa personally ♥
Bananya plushie from Kiddy Land Harajuku (gift)
LM.C Key Chain from Closet Child Harajuku
Kotori Keychain from Akiba
Sweets erasers from a huge store in Akiba (gifts)
Sanrio pencil from Sanrio Store Ikebukuro (gift)
Hello Kitty Chopsticks from Sanrio shop in Tokyo Tower
Sticky Notes from Daiso Harajuku
Love Live Keychain pack from Akiba
Honey Cinnamon purse from the Popteen Magazine
Another Love Live keychain from Akiba
Chopsticks from Daiso Harajuku

Little Twin Stars pencil case from Kiddy Land Harajuku
Zipper bags from a 100 Yen shop at Yanaka Ginza
Personalized Hello Kitty Spoon from Sanrio Store in Tokyo Twoer
Love Live Sunshine water from the Pop Up Store in Laforet Harajuku
My Melody calendar 2017 from Sanrio Store Ikebukuro
Another Bananya from Kiddy Land Harajuku
Matcha Kitkat from Don Quijote (gift)
Sanrio Bath Bomb from Kiddy Land Harajuku
Kotori keychain from Akiba
Small blue Lucky Charm from Asakusa (gift)
Rest as mentioned above

Notebook from Daiso Harajuku
Keychains from Asakusa (gifts)
Pokemon Socks from Pokemon Center Ikebukuro (gift)
Kotori keychain from Akiba
Bunny notes from Daiso Harajuku (gift)
Imai Kira postcards from OIOI Shinjuku
Little Twin Stars towel from Kiddy Land Harajuku
Ruby stickers from the Pop Up Store at Laforet Harajuku
Tokyo magnets from Asakusa (partly gifts)
Star hairclip from Closet Child Harajuku (gift)
Matching ring, bracelet and necklace from Closet Child Harajuku
Little Geisha keychain from Asakusa
Rest as mentioned above

Fluffy purse and fluffy bag from Daiso Harajuku (gift)
Letter paper from Daiso Harajuku (gift)
Ageha, Popteen and Larme Magazine
Dubai postcard and magnets from Dubai Duty Free
Love Live Ema from Kanda Miyojin Akiba
Kotori figure from Akiba
Cute cutlery boxes from Daiso Harajuku (gifts)

Postcard set from Asakusa
Little Twin Stars letter paper from Kiddy Land Harajuku
Kotori Doujinshi from Melon Books Akiba
Rest as mentioned above

This was pretty much everything I got from Tokyo. I really love the jewelry and the Kotori merchandise I got! 
If you want to know more about a certain item or where the shop is, just message me. As long as I remember I will tell you everything you want to know. :D

My next post will be about my time in Japan. I don't know how many posts there will be but I guess I'll write one post for each day in Tokyo since there's so much to tell you about! Maybe I can write my cloths haul post soon too! But I still need to take the photos. :D

I hope you liked my haul!

Thanks for reading! ♥

Kanon. ♥

Monday, September 12, 2016

Kotori Minami - Yume no Tobira Photoshoot

Hey everyone!! 

Today I want to show you some photos from the city festival in my hometown. We hosted a cosplay meet up and I got some beautiful photos taken! 

Here they are!!

Character: Kotori Minami
Anime:Love Live! School Idol Project ( ラブライブ!)
Song: Yume no Tobira
Cosplay & Wig: Taobao

 Which one do you like most?
Photos by Senpai's Photoworld and Robin Schuchardt Photography

Hope to see you soon!! <3

Kanon ♥

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Urban Fairytale in Berlin ~ 24th July 2016

Hey everyone!!

Today I want to show you some photos of Urban Fairytale, a Lolita event which took place in Berlin on 23rd and 24th July 2016!
I only bought a General Admission ticket for Sunday, the Main Event, since it would have been to expensive for me to go both days. One day was 50€ and apparently you had to buy a weekend ticket to visit the Tea Party on Saturday. So you couldn't get a ticket for the Tea Party only... 
I also applied to be a model and a staff member. 
Luckily Baby, the Stars shine bright chose me to be a model for them! I was so happy and the outfit I was wearing was made for me. 

On my way to Berlin. :D It was sooo hot that day!!

So I arrived in Berlin on Saturday evening and went to my friend Maybelle's house. She lives two subway stops away from the venue so this was really cool. We were planning to go to an anime disco this evening, but all of us were kinda tired. So we stayed at home and watched a movie that day. :D

The next morning I dressed up and went to the Zitadelle in Berlin Spandau. At first I lost my way because the area was huge and the signs were confusing but eventually I've found the others. As soon as the Baby-staff arrived, we started fitting and practiced posing and walking for the fashion show. Sadly there was not so much time between the rehearsal and the opening, so it was useless to change back to our own coords. Especially since the fashion show was right after the opening session. This was extremely annoying for the models who bought a VIP ticket, because we weren't allowed to leave the changing room with Baby-cloths on. So no time for us to go lolita shopping before the fashion show. 

The fashion show itself was my highlight of the day. I really enjoyed modeling and everyone was super nice. 

The Baby the Stars shine bright staff also took photos of each model after the fashion show. Here are some stalker photos. :D

Afterwards, I had 30 mins to walk around the stalls. Since I'm saving all my money for Japan, I didn't buy anything although I saw tons of nice stuff. 

This was the Bring & Buy
And the Baby the Stars shine bright corner. :D

The coolest thing was that I met my penpal Clementine from Hawaii! She has a German boyfriend and was in Germany for a language course, so she decided to come to Berlin for Urban Fairytale! 
I also met a lot of other friends, which is one of the best things about events.

With Clementine

After looking at all the cute things, I helped at the Bring & Buy. Taking care of people and stuff. Not that exciting but it was funny to watch people who were looking through the dresses until they found something they really love. I remember a girl talking about floral prints to her friend who found a super sweet floral dress (which a friend of mine sold). She was so happy about finding the dress that she bought it right away. :D

There was also a "Princess of the day" contest and a Lolita quiz but sadly I couldn't join it since I was an assistant at the Bring & Buy. A photo corner was built as well, but again, I had no time for photos. :(

There were also super delicious vegan muffins!! 

Unfortunately I had to leave the venue at 6pm, because of my train. I had to go to uni the next morning, so I couldn't spend another night in Berlin.
I arrived at home at midnight and was so tired the next day. But it was worth it!

Last week I also found out that Baby, the Stars shine bright shared our photos on their official twitter channel!! This was my photo:
I was so happy about this!! Such an honor!! 

I hope I can attend another Lolita event soon!


Photos either by me or Louyse Harkness

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

My first cruise with AIDA!

Hey everyone!! 

From the 18th to the 22nd I cruised for the first time in my life! In 2010, I’ve been at the ferry from Calais to Dover, but that’s something different. So I was really excited about this journey and I want to share some memories with you.

The trip was more or less sponsored by AIDA for young trainees who are trained as travel agents, so it was totally free for me. I only had to pay for additional drinks at the bar and the wifi on board.
The ocean carrier was AIDA. Our ship was AIDAsol which offered 5 buffet restaurants and 3 á-la-carte restaurants. The buffet restaurants were free, as well as the drinks there (soft drinks, tea, water, coffee…).  There were 15 decks all in all. Such a huuuge swimming hotel. :D

I got up at 4am at the 18th to get to Hamburg by train. I arrived at 11:30 am and met my friend Miro with whom I went to Loving Hut, my favorite vegan restaurant, to have lunch. Sadly, we only met for a short time, but it was nice talking to her again, haha. Afterwards I went to the bus stop where the shuttle should pick me up.  When I received the participants list I was looking for the girl I had to share a cabin with on facebook and found her! That’s why we met at the bus stop to go to the harbor together.

The check-in was super slow, so we were really bored. But our balcony cabin was awesome! The internet worked as well, so I took a lot of snaps and videos for snapchat. We met up with the rest of the group, got a short introduction and watched the ship setting off. What an awesome view over the cost of Hamburg!

Our cabin!

Nearly endless corridors. :D We were on deck 7!

Leaving Hamburg 

After the introduction we had burgers at the Restaurant “California Grill”. Sadly it was the only restaurant which was open at that time so it was kinda crowded. In the evening we went to the East Restaurant together. They served food from Asia and that day the topic was Sri Lanka. I found so much vegan food at the buffet! Heavenly! They offered a wide range of different foods, desserts and even fruits. Everything was delicious so I couldn’t complain at all!

The East Restaurant

Thursday morning, right after the breakfast (We visited the Mark Restaurant which had buffets full of different foods. Cornflakes, bread, fruits, yoghurt, eggs, meat…. I don’t care about the last things mentioned, but I was so happy, that they even offered rice milk and soya milk! There was so much food, I couldn’t decide what to eat first) we visited every area of the ship to check out the attractions. Later a woman from the entertainment department showed us the rooms where the artists changed their cloths and where they come from. Every evening there are shows in the huge theater and the artists are graduates from famous drama schools all over the world.

The Markt Restaurant!

Part of the pool deck!

At lunch, we visited the Bella Donna restaurant which was a specialist in Italian food. There was also a lot of vegan dishes which was awesome for me. Afterwards we went on a small trip, because today’s harbor was Amsterdam! Sadly, we had to pay the trip by ourselves, so I’ve spent 35€ on the trip to Amsterdam. But it was totally worth it! We went to a huge flea market, visited small shops, the Anne Frank House and took a lot of photos! Amsterdam is such a beautiful city, believe me!
I’m not sure where we had dinner this evening, but I guess it was the East Restaurant again.
In the evening we watched a show. It wasn’t that good but also not bad… I’m just not really into Beatles music. :D

Amsterdam, my new love! <3

The huge theater on board!

The next stop was Dover in the UK. We arrived there at about 9am on Friday, so around the time we got ready for breakfast, we saw the ship arriving. Right after the breakfast we went on a free trip together to Canterbury, a small town in the south-east of England. Our guide was an old English lady who was really friendly and spoke clear English so everyone could understand her. We visited a huge cathedral (with awesome, colorful windows) and had some free time afterwards. My new friend and I went through the city center and went shopping at Primark. I bought a new pair of shoes and hair bows. Sadly, I didn’t exchange any money, but I could pay with my credit card. In another shop where I wanted to buy a postcard, I could even pay in Euro!

Cute, small Canterbury. <3 I bought Oreos there. :D

In the afternoon the department heads answered our questions about everything on this ship. We went to another show in the evening again. This one was so much better! The oriental costumes were amazing!

Later, we visited the pool deck where a huge Octoberfest party took place. Some travelers even wore Dirndl! But the music was awful so we left and went to the Anytime Bar where they played everthing but the German folk music. I drank my one and only cocktail this evening. Alcohol-free of course.

Octoberfest :D

On Saturday was a passage day, so no trip today. In the morning we were educated about booking and selling AIDA journeys to our customers. We had the rest of the day for ourselves, so we went to the Brauhaus for lunch. Well, most of the food was only available for dinner so I’ve eaten a Salad and went to the California Grill restaurant to have another burger. If I had brought my bikini with me, I would have tried the spa area with was free as well!

The Brauhaus. It's so cute!!

In the evening we were invited to the Á-la-carte restaurant “Buffalo Steak House”. As you can tell from the name, it’s a meat serving only restaurant. I asked our advisor if they can make a vegan dish for me. Honestly, I was kinda afraid of ending up with a plate or carrots or something… But I got a three-course menu with looked so much better than the original menu! And it was sooo delicious! I was so happy, that the head chef put so much effort into my dishes. He actually knew what it means to be a cook and to fulfill ones guests’ wishes. This was basically the best experience ever.

My awesome vegan food!! Thank you so much! <3

In the morning, we arrived in Hamburg. The night before I put my baggage in front of my cabin door, so the staff picked it up and I could get it back when I leave the ship. The advantage is that I don’t have to carry my luggage myself. Actually I wanted to sleep late, but my friend got up early so I woke up too. I went to breakfast at about 8:30am … Unhappily it was really crowded so I had to share a table with a family. :D I enjoyed my last breakfast at the Markt Restaurant and said farewell to the awesome ship.

It was an awesome experience and the ship didn’t seesaw as much as expected. The first night was horrible because the air condition was super loud and I also heard the waves of the ocean. I wasn’t even seasick, haha. Thank god.

All in all, I liked the service on AIDAsol. The 
food was always delicious and warm, the staff in every area was super motivated and friendly and the cabins were always clean! I’d really recommend you to try such a cruise! And I’ll definitely go on one again if I have the money and the time.