August 25, 2012

Scary Family Stories

So, this is about my family in Hawaii, better known as my Grandma’s side of the family and the past couple of weeks If you go back to 12 century Japan her family were swords makers - this is important. 

It is believed that swords makers are extremely spiritual beings because they worked with the elements and each sword has its own spirit and you have to bring it out of the sword and sculpt the materials to the sword. Everyone on her side of the family has some sort of higher awareness (if you dont believe thats cool but please dont make fun of me or my family for believing)

Anyways, my Uncle (Larry) just died. He was married to my Grandma’s sister who died 30 years ago. At the funeral his nurse told my Aunty Nobuko (her husband is my Grandma’s brother, his name is Jitsuo) that a few weeks ago he was saying,

Makuahine, carry me.”

Now, Uncle Larry’s mind wasnt at its sharpest (he was in his mid 90’s) and had recently fallen down and was on pain meds because he broke a few things.   Makuahine in Hawaiian means mother. His caretaker thought he was going into his childhood and reliving a memory of his mother.

My Aunty Nobuko told her no! Makuahine was for his wife, he called his mom by the Japanese word not Hawaiian. Now its a tradition in our family that  you call each other   by role not  name. So mom, dad, uncle, ect. He was calling out to his late wife.  My aunty Nobuko said that before Uncle Larrys Father-in-law died, he said the called out the same thing to his dead wife. 

It continues... My Grandma has always had a ridiculous intuition. It is SPOT on. A few days ago she had a vivid dream that uncle Jitsuo and Uncle Larry were at uncle Larrys house. They were younger, and he was inside, and calling out for my uncle Jitsuo to come in because it was so nice and warm…

My grandma’s vivid dreams are always symbolic. Last time she had a dream like this, i believe it was of my Aunty Lynko. She dreamed that they were happy and playing - at the time my aunt was fighting colon cancer. A few days later she passed away in her sleep. 

So do you have any similar stories in your family? To be honest this stuff scares me so bad! but it's very interesting.


August 04, 2012

Warm Eyes - Geo Grang Grang [Advertorial]

These Lens were generously sponsored by GeoColouredlenses!

Brand: Geo
Power Range: 0.00~ -6.00
Diameter: 14.2mm and15.0mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6 mm
Life: 3 months - 1 year depending on usage. 

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Like with all contacts you have to be very careful!
MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR LENS PROPERLY FIT WITH YOUR OPTICIAN Your eyes are sensitive and with circle lens, because they cover a bigger surface on your eye, you have a higher chance of getting an infection and/or temporary to permanent eye damage if you don't take care of your lens or don't have a quality brand. You have to use a a reliable lens online store,  because there are so many knock-offs that can damage your eyes.

Granted I haven't tried outside of Geo, but I trust it because it is CE, ISO and KFDA certified and it provides a number on the vial that you can go online and check with to make sure its a genuine lens. It is also the first brand to get FDA certification. SUPER IMPORTANT FOR THE UNITED STATES. 

GeoColouredLenses has created a great page going into detail of how the lenses are created. So you know and unerstand the lengths that Geo goes to, to create safe lenses for their users.  MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR LENS PROPERLY FIT WITH YOUR OPTICIAN

They have also provided me with a very generous 10% discount code! Use momodoki10 when you're checking out
-No expiry date
-No use limit
 As you can see I got these lens on May 29th. I ended up rushing the unpacking photos trying to take the photos before i went on vacation for a month. It didn't work out very well... Also -- One of the lens were defective, which isn't Geocolouredlenses fault at all. I contacted them and they provided a replacement lens right away. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR LENS PROPERLY FIT WITH YOUR OPTICIAN

The box had been a bit beat up but the United States Postal Service isnt known for their flawless handling.. 

Design:  LOVEEE! It has such a seamless blend because of the pattern and the dark limbal ring is always flattering! They do make my eyes appear a bit darker though because of it. I DON'T MIND AT ALL! Most of my friends think circle lens are absolutely terrifying but even my most skeptical friends had to admit that these were quite nice. I would LOVE to try the lighter shade.
Comfort: They do have a slightly lower water content than my eyes are 100% comfortable with. I do have dry eyes so spacing out and starring off wasn't a good idea. Also no air conditioner. In terms of lens thickness they were about average I think. The curve of the lens though was perfect for my eye. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR LENS PROPERLY FIT WITH YOUR OPTICIAN
Enlargement: Almost Alien? Because of the dark outer ring it and gradient its very freaky without makeup. But I love it ;)
For a 15 mm Diameter I think these are actually quite natural.
Overall: Favorite lens in terms of aesthetic. It gives my eyes that extra pop but not obvious IM WEARING LENS kind of thing. I only wish they had a higher water content! I dislike having to use eyedrops every 2-3 hours.
*4.6 but I rounded up

Okay, this last one is me just being silly. Unfortunately the new photos I took of an up close didn't turn out. So I'm reusing this one:


As a general statement, I'm not really doing "gyaru makeup" anymore. I'm moving on from that image. I'm ready to embrace growing up and I was using gyaru as a way for me to CLING to my childhood. The photo directly above is what i do now. more or less. I think its still kind of dolly but not "gyaru" 

Hope this review has informed you and helped your decision in your lens!

-A tired Bunny