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 As mentioned in my latest update of  "It Was Always You", I had been down with an illness for some time, and that is why I could hardly write.

Well... technically, it's a chronic skin condition called eczema.

I've had this condition for a while but it sort of toned down a few years ago. However, just a few months ago (during my examination period) , I had a very bad flare-up, and the inflammation only grew worse. It was to the extent that the angry red rash coated the entirety of my legs, my stomach and my arms. It's like wearing dark red, super itchy tights and arm warmers, except that I'm not able to take them off at all. 

Soon after my exams ended, I immediately decided that I needed to rest at home at least until the inflammation goes down. I've moisturised with Cetaphil (why the hell are they so fcking expensive) and used Emu oil as an emollient. 

Before long, my dad had a  "brilliant" idea of buying a homeopathy ointment that used emu oil. What I didn't expect was that a few days after, my skin broke out in a VERY violent reaction to the ointment, because it was too strong.

That had me bedridden again for a very long while before my skin calmed down again to its former inflamed condition. -.-

Thankfully, I visited the hospital yesterday and I was prescribed some really gentle moisturisers (I'm probably sticking to those and no other brand) , steroid creams, emollients and antihistamines ( THANK GOD FOR ANTIHISTAMINES).

Hopefully within 6 weeks to my next appointment, my inflammation would be gone. (: 

I'm thankful to every reader for your well wishes. So far, my skin is less red. It still itches every now and then, but at least I can sleep at night now ^^;

Now, in other news...

I FINALLY GET TO BREATHE IN AIR FROM JAPAN SOON.

My parents have settled on taking me to Hokkaido some time in October. It might be during my school term, but it is only for a short duration, so I will at most miss probably 1 lesson for a few subjects. But it's alright.

IT'S JAPAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, YO.
I GET TO BREATHE IN THE SAME AIR AS MY HUSBAND-sorry I mean - SAKURAI SHO <3

( okay maybe not the same air because technically he would be in Tokyo and I'd be in Hokkaido. So,... >.> )

My father is a fanatic in photography and has decided to go to Hokkaido for the autumn leaves XD But I'm not really sure there is much to do there. Maybe I'll just chill in the hotel ( like Nino probably will) if there is nothing much to do around the area /:

Any suggestions as to what I can do in Hokkaido? :D

 


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 It sort of occurred to me that I never actually got to do a proper introduction post.

So here it is~

Online as: rainbow_teatime

History: )

Offline as: ???


1. Gamer )

2. Budding Writer ) 3. Makeup Junkie ) 4. (Not so) Closet Otaku ) 5. Avid Reader ) 6. Compulsive Shopper ) 7. Incurable Foodie )

Right, I think that is pretty much everything about me XD

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I HAD TO MAKE THIS MEME. THIS IS TOO GOOD XD

Arashi's new single, "I'll Be There", goes on sale today!
I have seen the PV and the Making of the PV and I LOVE THIS SONG. 

I mean, the song itself is already fabulous. I found myself screaming in sheer joy at the eargasm from the chorus when I first heard the short version. So when I heard the full version... you can imagine how crazy I went. XD


Half the time I was watching the PV and singing along with the song.

The other half... well...

 

I was fangirling and screaming at Sho on that couch. (I would sell my soul to be that couch right now.)
Like, seriously.



THAT BOYISH SMILE.


THOSE NOT-SO-INNOCENT BEDROOM EYES.


NO ONE ELSE LOOKS THIS GOOD WITH A BOOK ON A COUCH. 

*blissed-out sigh* Indeed, there is no man like him. *hearts in eyes*

Here is another bonus photo of.. JUN, because he just looks so cute.

Like, seriously. How is anyone not charmed by this smile? 

As for the PV making..
Sharing this picture is ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL.

*looks around* OHMIYA FANS, DID YOU CATCH THIS MOMENT?!



LOOK AT THEM. JUST. LOOK. AT. THEM.
THEY PRACTICALLY LOOK MARRIED.
All I need is for these two men to get married and I can then declare my life complete.

*deep sigh~*

This PV and the PV making have made me so happy. :D

In fact, one of the last scenes of the PV just looked SOOOOO picture perfect, I made a wallpaper out of it.

Update: In fact, I have made wallpapers with video snapshots of every member + the Arashi one I use. :D

Dropbox link here
 

Go ahead and use those wallpapers if you like it. I will warn you though- I have amateur skills in making wallpapers. ^^;

Ahhh~ My heart is so full.

I'm happy. Really.

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You know, I did think that moving to Dreamwidth was the right move.
But really, Livejournal?

http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/11781096.html>>> "Livejournal to Ban LGBTQ Content"

Damn I did NOT expect to be spot-on about the "gay propaganda" thing. I only hope they won't ever find me. Hehs ^^;

It seems that since I had to repost everything over from LJ to my fic comms here, it means I need to change the links for the masterposts too.

GAAAAAAHHH SO MUCH WORK OH LIVEJOURNAL WHY YOU DO DIS TO ME

*deep breath* It's okay. It's all good. *BREATHES*

Forgive me. I'm a little worn out from studying. XD

In other news, I'VE SIGNED UP FOR NINO-EXCHANGE~

Yes I have been doing a lot of exchanges lately, eh? XD
I'm truly excited for this particular exchange, since two of my top OTPs have Neen in it (Ohmiya, Sakumiya) .

I have a feeling that in spite of whatever pairing I'm asked to do, I'll still have some complicated love triangle thing between my OT3. Heehee.

Don't get any ideas. I have yet to think of anything. LOL I will only start working on my exchange fic after my last exam on the 26th of May.

Until then, I will only deal with working on administrative and maintenance stuff on my fic comms to destress. ; _ ;

CAN SOMEONE KIDNAP SHO TO ME TO HELP ME STUDY PLS THANKS SO MUCH XD
Meanwhile, this random song came to mind and it wouldn't go away. It often puts me in quite a mood.


"That summer night, my whole world tumbled down.
I could have died if not for you."

Well I think I took enough of a break. I should study again. ^^;
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Unfortunately, it is time for preparing for my exams (again) and it is an incredibly stressful time right now.

I have taken a bit of a break recently but I'm just about to put my nose back into the grindstone and focus entirely on my studies so that my return to the blissful, heavenly world of fanfiction would be really sweet. <3

I DO have some fics still half-done and I really want to finish those but I might be a bit slow on the writing because.. you know.. priorities. ;_;

( I really want to start working so that fic-writing could be the other thing I focus on apart from my job ._. )

So I'm just going to leave this post here and take a temporary leave from fanfic writing- I will be back by June 2017 when my exams for the year are over. ^^;

GANBARIMASU!
* \ ( ^ . ^ ) / *

P.s. I will probably still be around every now and then to check up on my comms and whatnot but that really is about it ^^;

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After watching today's VS Arashi, I really need to say this.

DOESN'T HE LOOK EXCEPTIONALLY REFRESHING TODAY?!

(Picture is not mine. Thanks, sadakko!)


I mean, if you have read Sho's recent Otonoha, I think the family trip to the hot springs must have really worked wonders in relieving his stress.
You have no idea how happy it makes me, considering that the last time I saw him on NEWS ZERO he looked so tired.

Good to see that even workaholic!Sho (with his impossibly strict schedule too!) knows the importance of taking a break and spending quality time with his family. Hopefully when I start working in a few years, I'll be able to do the same even if things get incredibly busy.

Speaking of his Otonoha, apparently some Johnny's fanclub members left after seeing it.
Like...

WHY? O.O;

Apparently I heard that some fanclub members were unhappy with the fact that he was writing about his happy activities even while in the middle of a rumour that he was dating an announcer.

*sigh* Fandom.

I can understand that they might want a clarification of the nature of their relationship, but... seriously? -_-
What ELSE are you expecting on Otonoha? You cannot possibly expect him to clarify the rumours on this particular channel. It's simply not appropriate.
Moreover, isn't it actually a good thing that in spite of all the rumors surrounding him, he was still able to grow closer to his coworkers or spend time with his family? If one looks at things objectively and set the rumours aside as a separate issue, leaving the fanclub over such a petty issue is really their loss.

Besides... GIVE THE MAN A BREAK. I'm sure it was not easy having to deal with the paparazzi stalking him all the time even when he has to get to and from various work venues. Making mad tweets about him or even leaving the fanclub will not help the rumours resolve itself any faster. So instead of raving about it, just take a chill pill and appreciate the fact that even though things are still as stressful as ever, he is now refreshed from his break and is still doing his best to take on his job.

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Hai hai~ domo~

rainbow_teatime desu~ Yoroshiku!

I've recently returned to Livejournal, so whenever I'm not posting fics over at [livejournal.com profile] teatimefics, I would be ranting about anything and everything right here. Hee. ^^;

Feel free to lurk around on my personal journal and leave comments and likes and whatnot. I won't bite. I promise. ;)


"ABOUT ME" FAQs )

Alright, excuse me while I drag my socially awkward self away. *hides*

Ciao ciao! ^^/


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While most people think that one reaches adulthood when you turn 21, I actually think I truly attained it when I turned 23.

I recall that when I first turned 20 years old, my best friend asked me what kind of a woman I wanted to be when I actually become an adult of 21 and over.

I said that I imagined myself to become a confident and self-assured woman who can be relied upon for anything.

I did not reach that point in life when I was 21.

But when I turned 23 not too long ago, I reflected that night in my bed and was glad that I had come this far in life to grow just a bit closer to the type of woman I envisioned myself to be.

I have loved and lost, and have learned twice over about how to free myself from those toxic emotional burdens and focus my attention on what truly matters to me.

My shoulders have grown wider and more capable of handling more responsibility from authorities, be they from relatives or from my leaders in my choir.

I've learnt the joy of serving and taking care of the needs of others, and have grown from a self-centered princess (I AM the youngest kid in my family after all ^^;;; ) to a reliable helper to those around me.

I've learnt how to be happy for others and how to put their happiness above my own.

I've taken up initiatives in activities that I know will benefit me.

Perhaps the only thing I have yet to actually change is the lack in desire to communicate and connect with strangers- in reality I'm still probably as aloof and cold (in appearance) as ever in my uni. But I suppose I can leave that till I'm 25 or something and when talking to strangers is no longer a choice but a necessity. ^^;

I might not be quite there yet, I can feel that I'm at least a good number of steps closer to becoming the self-actualised woman I've wanted myself to be.

What a time to be alive indeed. (:

Here's to another year of improving myself to be a better woman than ever.

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Mew.

Nope, I'm far from dead on livejournal. XD

I'm just in the middle of preparations for my final exams for the year. I'm already graduating a year late as it is and I'm just trying to realign my focus again.

Seeing that I have left my personal livejournal so SADLY neglected, I have decided to make a comeback here and give it a much-needed do-over.

I'm just going to post lots of random stuff whenever I feel like it, so please do not mind my passionate discussions whatsoever. :p

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Yeah, you see? This is the real problem with Trumpkins who shamelessly brag about Trump's victory- they are too caught up in that mightier-than-thou attitude and NEVER focus on the real problems.


Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] moonshaz at Trump supporters' cognitive dissonance





Behind the cut: President Baby BoyRead more... )
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Happy 2016, guys! ^^

As people would have noticed, I've resumed fanfic writing with a whole new Ohmiya series "From Then Till Now". This is the first time I'm writing a fanfic with so much angst in the beginning. (I had to cut short the latest chapter because I was angst-rambling well into 3k words LOL)

So, about some updates on my life outside a fanfic author...

1.NEW COMPUTER.

Unfortunately, Melvin the Macbook died last year from an unfortunate encounter with the rain. My brother and father saw this as a chance for me to get a new upgrade and persuaded me to use a PC instead of a Mac. Well.. I'm still trying to get used to using a Windows OS, but I guess I'll live. Meanwhile, I'm using a lean, mean, PC machine whom I christened the name.. "Prometheus". XD

That also meant that my external hard disk drive is unreadable, because it was already formatted to be read by a Mac OS. *SIGH* ALL MY ARASHI CONCERTS, VARIETY SHOWS AND DRAMA SERIES ARE THERE TOO. TT^TT
I'll have to get them somehow using a friend's computer. *sigh* XD

2. SIMS 4!

I've started playing Sims 4. I've successfully gotten married on my own, so now I'm trying something new.
I initially thought of adding my family members but decided to try out managing three Sims- me and two other friends as roommates. I wonder how things will go for the three of them. XD

3. Studies are.... oooookay?

During my holiday of two weeks in December I took a long break off studying and have found myself behind in my studies. But as the new year came, somehow I've found the motivation to start studying. Well, better to have that drive now than when May comes. ._.


It's going to be a bit busy for me as I try to juggle between gaming, writing, fangirling and studying. But I guess I'll somehow manage it. ^^

頑張ります!

-rainbow_teatime

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Alright, it's been way too long since I last touched Livejournal. To be fair, I have been working a temp job and with office hours I often get conked out by 6pm and become too tired for any proper writing. TT^TT

Anyhoo...


#1: MY RESULTS FOR YEAR 1.

... *sigh* well, not too bad but not too good either. I had hoped to get good passes for everything but I failed one module and I have to retake it. ._. But well... at least I can still graduate within the estimated time ^^; I guess I'll have to work much harder this time round.

My modules for my second year would include Financial Reporting, Management Accounting and Law of Business Organisations. I never, EVER thought I'd touch Law... until I saw Law of Business Organisations as a recommended module for my course.

WELL. Good luck to me. T_T


#2: A NEW NINTENDO 3DS

With a newer, bigger and more awesome console, I'm revving up for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer , a game that will be released come September 25th! I already made a preorder for it and I'm now patiently waiting for its arrival. (And praying that it doesn't get TOO expensive)

Any other 3DS owners who MIGHT want to play Animal Crossing: New Leaf , Tetris Ultimate, Fantasy Life or Harvest Moon: A New Beginning are welcome to add my FC :D

FC: 3239-6107-2150
(My ACNL Town Fruit: Peaches. I have like at least 6 trees of perfect peaches. Feel free to take them. XD I managed to snag some durians, cherries, mangoes and lemons as well.)

If there are any other details required (ACNL dream codes, ACNL apparel design QR codes, photos of my ACNL house or whatnot) , PM me XD

#3: Writing aspirations

I've finally embarked on planning a debut mystery novel that involves innocent playthings and a criminal almost as crazy as the Joker. (Or at least I hope he can be half as scary as him. I don't know how I can strike fear in myself within 10 seconds like the Joker can. ._. )

#4: Recent hobbies

Aside from writing, reading, gaming and watching movies and anime featuring psychotic, crazy criminals (like said Joker. Heath Ledger is REALLY something else) , I have also taken up crocheting and knitting. I'm now working on a camisole of my own XD (seems a tad bit small for my waist at the moment. But well, I'm just starting on it XD)

In other news, I'm trying to post a chapter update and I have no idea why my Internet is being slow about it. TT^TT

That's all for now- till the next author update!

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http://thoughtcatalog.com/kim-quindlen/2015/02/30-questions-about-who-you-should-date/

Just saw this article here and I needed a place to vent. So, do not mind me. XD (seriously, don't.)

1. Would you rather date someone who’s highly ambitious about their career, or someone who cares more about passions outside of work?

I would want someone who is highly ambitious about their career. Somehow, being with this sort of person can help to motivate me to do a better job and encourage me to aim high in my career. I need someone to give me a reason to work hard and to work up.

2. Would you rather be with someone who wants to start a family in the very near future, or someone who’d like to wait a few years to really figure things out?

Ehhhh. In my honest opinion, I do not plan to have kids. At all. I sincerely hope to God and pray that I need not have kids in the future. Even if my partner wants kids, I hope that he would give it some very very VERY careful thought and consider the hefty expenses that would be made. Therefore... I'll want someone who would wait a few years at least.

3. Given the choice, would you want to be in a relationship in which one of you eventually becomes the primary income source and the other is the primary caregiver, or would you rather be in a relationship where both of you work?

I'd rather we both work and be successful. :D

4. Would you rather be with a thrill-seeker, who likes to travel and skydive and try various dangerous things, or would you rather date someone who is more calm and serene?

SKYDIVING?! DANGEROUS THINGS?!
That's too much adventure for me. No sirree. I'd rather have someone who is calm and serene.

5. Do you want to be with someone who’s confrontational and places the problem right on the table, or someone who approaches issues between you in a more careful, gentle way?

I understand that there will be problems that have to be talked out from time to time, but I receive the issue at hand better if he puts it across to me in a careful, gentle way. In the end, I'd be grateful that he even tried to put it in a way that I can accept.

6. Would you rather date someone who’s interested in a very active social life, with parties and events and activities every other night, or someone who’s more of a homebody, and prefers to stay in with you or hang out in smaller, quieter groups?

... ... ... I'm not interested in too much excitement. I'd rather date a homebody. Someone who would bring me along to his small dudes-only gatherings (occasionally), stay home and watch some old movies and TV series with me or read some books with me.. XD

7. Would you rather be with a night owl or an early bird?

A night owl. :D

Having someone to accompany me when I cannot sleep helps. XD

8. Do you want to be with someone who prefers to watch comedies or dramas and thrillers?

Dramas and thrillers. :D There's nothing like a good drama series when it comes to discussing character development and possible plot developments.

9. Do you want someone who is deeply romantic – someone who is always open about their feelings and likes to be tender and affectionate? Or would you rather be with someone who is more mysterious, subtle, and slow to reveal their emotions, but still feels things all the same?

I don't need someone who is THAT romantic and surprises me with flowers, chocolates and promises he never intends to keep XD (flowers are nice but rather impractical- I have no idea where to keep them even if I receive them)

Someone mysterious and subtle will tend to keep me on my toes more.

10. Is it more important for them to be able to make you laugh, or for you to feel like you can have an intellectual conversation with them?

I would prefer it if he could have an intellectual conversation with me. I would very much like to share what I know and learn more about what I do not know. Unromantic, I know. XD But it kind of gives me an idea as to how he thinks. And that in itself is fascinating.

11. Would you rather be with someone who has all the same interests as you – same favorite movies, same hobbies, same taste in music, etc? Or do you want to be with someone who’s the complete opposite of you so that you can introduce each other to new things?

Same interests please. XD I cannot, for the life of me, imagine myself accompanying a jock-ish guy to a game that I have no idea about. (No offense, jocks out there. I'm just not the type of girl you should hang around with. I'd make boring company XD)

I would prefer someone who likes to read, write, listen to music (any kind would do)... homely stuff.

Btw, when it comes to 'reading', I refer to the purposeful perusal of decent literature. "50 Shades of Grey" and "Twilight" do NOT count as decent literature, in my humble opinion. ._.

12. Does religion matter? Would you rather end up with someone who practices the same religion that you do, or are you flexible in that area?

I'm a Christian, and therefore I have certain commitments and a specific set of values and goals. Therefore, I would prefer someone with the same religion too.

13. Would you rather be with someone who wants to move all over the place, live in various cities, and constantly be exploring? Or would you be happier with someone who’s interested in building a life in one single place for a long period of time?

Mmm I understand the appeals of travelling from time to time but I do wish that we would settle in one comfortable spot.

14. Are you more interested in someone who likes to plan out date nights, from the happy hour to the restaurant to the after-dinner venue? Or do you want to be with someone who is more spur-of-the-moment?

If we are going on a date, I would want some structured planning so that I have an idea what to expect next. Therefore... I'd like someone who plans.

15. Do you need to be with someone who’s completely independent and often in need of their own space, or someone who’s a little more co-dependent and likes to do things together, frequently?

Definitely completely independent. I know myself to be independent of company most of the time and it would be easier for him if he were the same. I'd like it that we both find space for different things, and yet still come together from time to time to do stuff together.

16. A wine-and-beer kind of drinker, or someone who prefers cocktails? Does it matter to you?

Not really. Am not the drinking type to know anyway.

17. Would you rather be with someone who’s really into playing sports and doing physical things, or someone who prefers activities that don’t involve hand-eye coordination?

Well... clearly the sports-type arent for me. I would prefer someone who is less active.

18. Do you want a nature-lover who enjoys being outside as much as possible in big open spaces, or someone who’s more of a city person?

A city person is someone I can relate to better.

19. If you go on vacation together, would you rather be with someone who will lay on the beach with you all day, drinking margaritas and reading books, or someone who will be active with you, and is ready to go surfing or parasailing at the drop of a hat?

I want someone who would accompany me on the beach with a good book. He could read his Stephen King while I can read my Jane Austen. XD

20. Are you more interested in the person who’s the life of the party, in the center of the circle making everyone laugh, or the person sitting calmly in the back, who strikes up a conversation with you and intrigues you from the start?

I prefer someone who sits in the back and strikes up a convo with me. I'm not sure I like being in the centre of a party with anyone.

21. Do you want to be with someone who will indulge in your guilty pleasures, such as watching trashy reality shows and eating peanut butter out of the jar, or someone who is more of an upbeat go-getter?

I would like someone who is indulgent of me. XD

22. Are you looking for a passionate, intense Noah-and-Allie from The Notebook situation, or something equally as strong but more silly and quirky, such as Leslie-and-Ben from Parks and Recreation?

I have watched neither, but I think a silly and quirky relationship is more for me XD While I am a romantic, I would prefer it if we are people who can be ourselves around each other. I want to flail about my fangirlism and I want him to talk about his games and TV series and stuff.

Basically, I like weird people who have a passion for something, be it games, books, TV series or something else that I can relate to.

23. If you’re in the mood to watch a movie, do you want someone who’s going to go out to a theater with you at eleven o’clock at night, your bags stuffed with candy from Walgreens, or would you prefer someone who will eat homemade popcorn with you while you watch a movie from the comfort of your own home?

I'm fine with either, to be completely honest. I'd go anywhere or stay anywhere if it were with him.

24. Does it matter if they’re a cat person or a dog person or none of the above?

I'm going to go with a cat person. Just in case my dream of owning a nice, fat, pampered cat comes true.

25. Do they have to be a neat-freak, or are you more comfortable with someone who’s laid-back when it comes to household duties and overall messiness?

I get the concept about having a clean place, but I would rather have someone who is laid-back.

26. Are you looking for someone who’s going to order take-out and and sit on the floor with you every night while you guys eat it in front of the tv, or someone who’s interested in preparing somewhat-healthy, homemade meals multiple times a week?

I'm fine with both. XD When it comes to food, I'm not really picky XD

27. Do you want a book-lover or a movie-watcher?

I want a book-lover. For one, the book of anything is better than the film. XD
Also, I just like the idea of spooning with him while reading a nice, good book.

28. Would you have more fun with someone you can argue and debate with, or someone whose opinions lie in a similar area to yours?

When it comes to opinions on matters, I think I would be more engaged in the discussion if he has a different opinion. We can spar on different topics together from time to time, like the different reasons why Frozen is nice but highly-overrated or when and why should Euthanasia be allowed and stuff like that. :D

29. Would you rather be with someone who wants to have a big family, or someone who’d like to really think about it and maybe have one or two children?

... no kids preferably. If I HAVE to... a small family.

30. Do you need to be with a cuddler and all-around consistent spooner, or someone who prefers to roll to the other side of the bed when you go to sleep so that you both have plenty of space?


In bed, I always need something to snuggle with, be it my stuffed rabbit or stuffed cushion. Therefore.. I'd like a consistent spooner and cuddler XD

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