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I’ve never liked Barbie. I’ve never seen a true system engineer Barbie, or a true Barbie chef (don’t argue with me, that Barbie is a home cook!), or a Barbie restaurant administrator — I’ve never seen a Barbie that resembles any of the women of my family (except for my younger cousins)… let alone me. I have never been represented by a Barbie doll, so it’s all the same to me that the Barbie store in China had to close shop.

And no, I don’t think it’s entirely the fault of Barbie being “too strong” for Chinese girls. Sure, some Chinese girls (and boys) may grow up like princesses (or princes) in moderately rich households. But middle to middle-low-income families would still want their daughters to help out at the family’s business as well as getting good grades, or in the case of the very lucky ones just be given the best to reach excellency [1]. Putting your kids through school with extra-curricular activities, it’s a sacrifice… so over-paying for Barbie products would be pointless.

Women today, they can go out and do anything,” her grandmother said. “They can do big things.

And I know the example above may sound like a privilege Chinese girl, but her family’s back story isn’t that of a rich family, considering the girl’s grandmother made her mother work to put her two uncles through their studies. Sounds like a lot of hard work to me.

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Sandra Bullock must really REALLY love baby Louis coz I really don’t know any parent who would step out of the comfort of their house wearing a Jessie costume. And I love Sandy for that.

Yu Aoi for Zipang Punk

October 23, 2012 — 1 Comment

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I ran into this story~ though I can’t be exactly sure about it, you know… with my Japanese sucking and all. But it seems like Yu-chan’s going to be on another play- called Zipang Punk Goemon ROKKU III (so it seems like it might be… a musical? LOL) A rock musical on the life of legend hero Goemon or something.

You can check the story on Geinou News Lounge, which is the source with the most text. Plus photos. I will be adding the show’s dates on the Yu Aoi calendar placed down down below, which had seemed rather empty lately.

If anyone else has more information on it, don’t be shy and share it in the comments :)

Tickets for the Tokyo shows, which begin running on December 19th, run for 12,500 Yen, 10,500 Yen, and 7,500 Yen. While the Osaka shows which begin running on February 6th, run for 13,500 Yen, 10,500 Yen, and 7,500 Yen. Tickets for the Tokyo show will begin their sale on October 28th, and the Osaka shows will begin selling on November 25th.

All the info is on their website.

I have been looking… for years and years for that perfect beanie [1] I saw Yu Aoi wearing on her Travel Sand book. I’ve looked at thousands and thousands of knitted hats of all types, but none has ever struck me the way that beanie had on those beautifully printed pages. The colors, the material… the amount of the openness of the weave, it was perfect.

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Slouchy, with ears, pompoms, tails, tails with ears and pompoms… the ones with scarfs knitted out of the beanies… my collection might not be vast, but it’s certainly varied. I’m also terribly cheap, so I really can’t see myself paying $45USD for the Mango Knit Beanie with beads or worse… £216 for this Inverni Monnier Freres cashmere beanie — as awesome as they are.

This search for the perfect beanie is becoming an OCD of mine. I need help.

Urgent help.

Two Ayumi Ito-related posts today!

I ran into these photographs taken by photographer Muga Miyahara [website], titled PORTRAIT 纏う (Matou) featuring actresses/models/etc. Asami Imajuku (今宿麻美), Ayumi Ito (伊藤歩), Miwako Ichikawa (市川実和子), Rena Takeshita (竹下玲奈), Rila (Fukushima), and Rina Ohta (太田莉菜).

Photographer: 宮原夢画 (Muga Miyahara Fotografia)
Stylist: 小林新 (高橋事務所)
Hair: JUNYA (高橋事務所)
Make up: 遠藤真稀子 (高橋事務所)

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