My friend Sebastian sent me phone pics of the tomfoolery in the new Men’s Egg from the “super hair catalog” section.  8O

Yes they decided to do some tranny fail. LOL lawd. Looks like Daichi Tanaka is supposed to be the catch for these “new halfs” :roll:

This is not the first time Men’s Egg has gone the ladyboy route.

Back in Men’s Egg 2006 they had a contest on who makes the best ladyboy and Daichi won it. :D

I guess the prize is not having to do drag the next time :wink:

Who do you think makes the best lady? :oops:

Emoji style icons for wordpress

In random news, I made a set of pixel icons to go with wordpress. If you use wordpress and activate the smilies, these are a simple replacement for the dorky yellow smiley faces. I might make a few more for the wordpress smiley add-on, but for now here’s the basic replacement set.

Click to download: mitsu-icon-pack[wordpress]

Manual way: Head to wp-includes/images/smilies and manually replace the default icons. Not all will work this way, since there’s more than the default, but all will be replaced.
Smilies Themer way: After installing the smilies themer plugin Just go to /wp-content/plugins/smilies-themer and add the mitsucon folder.

:-D :-) :( :o 8O :? 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :mrgreen: :| :arrow: :idea: :?: :!: :wink: :roll: :twisted: :evil: :depressed: :^_^;;: :love: :mad:

Some don’t correspond to their emotion because “mr green” and “arrow” just don’t emote well.

The design of the new site is from w♥c’s website about the owner Wakatsuki Chinatsu’s LA shopping expedition. I really love how she combines simple gal styling with true American casual. I think this is a great way to shop in the states (or in Europe) and yet pull off a good casual everyday style.

Gal is not always who can dress like a “let’s be a h0” or “does this black go with the 3 other blacks I’m wearing?” (Not saying I don’t do those things, sometimes together :oops: ) .Instead with some good gal hair + make-up can make true American casual more gal. Just remember to accessorize!!

American Casual vs Amekaji the fail

Now instead most American casual (or Amekaji アメカジ) coming out of Japan is a complete play on Americana and brash coloring. The men’s building of 109 is having an explosion lately of Amekaji and Surf styles. Some okay and some just downright hideous. The 7th floor new openings are especially Rainbow Brite-esque. Buzz Spunky is one of the worst offenders of this, especially on the men’s side.

I can accept the American flag coloring, maybe. But as a jacket?

My eyes! I don’t know where they should rest, I don’t know who to punch. :twisted:

I think he might like it. Also, I’m amused by the deers on his belly.

Below for more hideous + the pleasing looks of wc and regular gals in great coordinates.

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This is part of the Japan Vida series, discussing certain parts about living in Japan.

Previously

:sparkle2: love hotels
:sparkle2: the ask anything post (dating and being a gaijin)
:sparkle2: shopping at 109 and general Japan shopping
:sparkle2: japan and friends

The hair is fierce!!!

First of all… they exist!

Many of my friends are gay guys and we all head to Shinjuku Nichome together on the weekends. I’ve been to gay bars, lesbian bars, gay events, lesbian events and more… Shinjuku Nichome is pretty much the only open area for gays and lesbians to act and be themselves. It’s only a very tiny block, but some fun is to be had inside. Homosexuality although having historical roots within Japan, now is very unwelcome. For more modern info: please read the Homosexuality in Japan wiki with tons of gay slang information.

Nichome – the gay and lesbian district

Nichome is a small block stacked with gay and lesbian bars, clubs, and host/sex clubs.  There is not one dedicated lesbian club unlike Arty Fartys and Artys Annex which are the same gay club but 2 streets apart. Every club stamps your hand after you pay a drink/entrance fee and you are free to come and go as you please. So often many people camp in front of the conbini Sunklus and get conbini alcohol and drink outside. It makes the evening much cheaper. There’s even a park with swingset that you can go and drink in. So many people are usually wandering the streets from conbini to club or bar to club. This allows for a ton of people watching.

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Tons of gals sitting around Centaagai doing their make-up like old times.
This was at 10:30 when trains wind down so they quickly dispersed after this picture and only so many were gathered for 10 minutes. This is so not common on Centaagai, instead most use the “center street” to actually walk to another place. But it was nostalgic and rare so enjoy the nostalgia with me. <3

Lip Service Roomwear!
Oh lawdy. I do not want to leave my house anymore. I think people could become hikkikomori because Lip Service roomwear was bought. The roomwear and Betty Boop release opened Friday and they had such pieces!
IN LOVE!
It’s the center one, a two piece set!
I really was lusting over the onsie on the left, but onsies aren’t that practical to sleep in, they’re just cute.
I want to buy more! >_<;;
I also got the Betty Boop set, but I’ll post that later since it’s actual clothing not just lazy bed manatee clothing.
Men’s Egg PlaYz

I was out and about in Shibuya and I hear a truck passing blasting music. This is a really common way for musicians to advertise themselves in Japan. Ne-Yo and Enimenem also had trucks blasting their music when their records hit Japan. But I turn to see this!

Mens EGG got a music group
The music group is called PlaYz, and sounds a bit Johnnys-kei, aka typical male group pop. The five members are: Ayumu (who got a major make-over… or make-under?), Yukihide, Katsumi, Kazuaki and Yuki, all Men’s Egg models.
In this pic it does look a bit like 4 twinks and their leather daddy.
As for the quality of their music, judge for yourself:

Their video has gotten 240,000+ views which livedoor says is good. This is from their “mini-album” Love on the Street. Time will tell on their staying power. Although this is absolutely not what I want for my Men’s Egg Night ^_^;;;

Weekend fun

Friday day after classes I headed to 109 to pickup my Lip Service roomwear + Betty Boop dress. I also got an adorable set from One*Spo <3

Using the clean mirror and the clean room.
Jacket: h&m
Shirt: Moussy
Shorts: Zara
Leggings: tutuHA
My Lippy girls were shocked I was so casual, but sigh… school sometimes makes you ultra casual ^_^;;
I was trying to un-lazy myself so I went for fluffy hair and a cashmere beret from One*Spo for the night.
Doll eyes with thick low seperation on the lower eyelashes.
Tip: use a clear eyelash adhesive for the bottom, go for black on the top lashes
I look dazed here <_<;;
I was channeling Rin with a One*Spo set and pigtails. It was gold night with Onespo good love and gold eyeshadow from MAC.
Good weekend. Possibly too much drinking, but it was insanity/good to end Saturday night but eating ramen in Kabukicho and chatting with bosozoku from Kyoto and surrouded by OraOra boys, hosts and hostesses at 7 in the morning on Sunday.

Onward, ho!

I am soon to be ending my stay in Japan. I head back to Houston on December 17th for a while. At least until Summer if not until Fall. I’m sad of course, because I love the shopping, the style, my daily grind and my good friends here. However, I love my man and miss my animals. Also, Texas is a pretty damn awesome place.

Yo Persians, imma let you finish, but my Luna has the best flat face ever!
Japanese hats for cats, so wrong so rightt
Disapproving basset hound sees what you did thar

When people in the US and Japan ask me if I like living here, I find I can’t give a simple yes/no answer anymore. It’s a whole lot more complicated than that. Without going into a 8 paragraph discussion on it, I will simply say those who think Japan is OMGYAYPONIEZHARAJUKUAWEZOMMMEZ have not lived here for a long time.

Japan just isn’t the endgame for me. My man works in the States and I would like to be a college professor and going to graduate school happens in America. I do plan to go back to teach English in Japan for a while before actually starting graduate school, but the rules will definitely change since as a working stiff my ability to do several gal fashion trends that I like will be limited (weekend gal love). So right now, ignoring the hardships of living here, is a really special time for me to enjoy and dress for myself the way I want to present myself.

Of course I will continue to report on gal fashion and I have way too many saved posts on genres that I need to step-up and post ^_^; At most it will just be six months until I move back here, so only directly shopping for Spring will escape my grasp ^_^;;

I will be away in Osaka for 2 days this week, I just can’t seem to stay away. <3

…that is all