It’s been a long time since i updated this blog. Been very busy recently, and plus i kinda very actively engage in tumblr. Anyway, in Japan summer means fireworks everywhere, yes you won’t even get fireworks during new year celebration in Japan which is weird for me because every part of the world has fireworks for new year eve.
So last year’s spring I bought myself an ipad as a present for accepted as a phd student in Osaka University. The objectives of was for it’d make it easier for me to read scientific journal inside the lab or at the lounge. As usual I dressed my ipad in red ipad cover which I just realized it was really expensive back then (Damn, what was I thinking when I bought that ipad cover). it was functioned as it was meant to for a couple of weeks, LOL!!! Yes I only use it to read journal for a couple of weeks, after that i just print my journal and bring it to the lounge to read it.
If I don’t use it to read journal, then what did I use it for?. I use it to play games yes mobile games. and browsing mostly, since my laptop that I put in the office is my old one(it is very slow even for browsing). I find out that brwsing on ipad is very convenient than on iphone. bigger screen, easier tabs and faster.
6 months later I felt a little bit of regret with my ipad, since I only use it for browsing and playing games, which i can do all of that with my iphone. I pay quite a lot for the monthly service, almost at the same price of my iphone. I really hate my ipad at that time, I felt like cancelling it, but then I have to pay 50.000 yen if I want to cancel the contract. I even made a mental note that when the contract is over I will not extended it. Now I really enjoy my ipad, fully use it for journal reading, taking notes during meeting, and browsing. Though i should’ve just bought the wifi version since i rarely use it outside school and home.
Anyway I don’t regret that I applied for ipad.
So It’raining outside, typhoon hits again. I was supposed to go to see fireworks but it is cancelled because of the typhoon. I decided to write a review about my new make up cleanser it is Christian Dior Instant Cleansing water.
Before I talk about this product let me rant about make up cleanser first. I had tried several type of make up cleanser from various brands. I am a two step cleaning person, so after make up remover I wash my face with face wash. I have a complicated skin type, my skin is very dry in winter with slightly oily in T-zone area and very oily in summer, I love milk/cream type make up remover it is soft but I don’t like that i have to use toner afterward because it takes away the moist from my skin. I tried oil type remover from Shu Uemura but it clogged my pores after several time of uses so I didn’t repurchase again. I tried Balm type too but I don’t like that I had to dip my finger into the jar. So I read about the this micellar cleansing water from several beauty blogs. There are so many brands but I remember biodherma being the famous one. I did not know where to find biodherma here in Japan(but now I know), I decided to jump on Dior, I read a pretty much good review about this instant cleansing water.
I love the packaging, frosted plastic bottle with pump and cap. The BA at the Dior counter told me to use 4 pumps on the cotton to wipe away all make up. It’s not enough for me. I need at least 2 cottons that means 8 pumps. It is say, it can remove waterproof make up, well it is but takes time. I tried on my Givenchy Noir couture waterproof mascara which is hard to remove, I used up 2 cottons alone to completely remove this mascara at first time. The trick for faster and efficiently remove water proof make up is to wet the eyelashes or eyelids(in case for water proof eyeliner) with the Micellar water. I pad and press the wet cotton softly on my eyes and leave it for a while(1-2 minutes) and pad and press again several times until it cleans.
I must say I love this Micellar water, it is soft and gentle to my skin and also hydrates it. My skin feel moist and it doesn’t become dry afterwards. Usually after removing my make up I need to put on some moisturizer/lotion otherwise my skin will be dry. But with this I can cook dinner and do other activities in the house without worries of dryness until I put on my night skincare routine before bed.
It is come in 200 ML volume, it last for at least 2 months. Price is 4860 yen . I will definitely repurchase this cleanser again. I will use it until I find another good cleanser for my skin. I saw there is powder type of cleanser but I haven’t try it. Anyone tried the powder type? how was it?
Every perfecture in Japan has their annually fireworks show during summer, I’m a regular attendance for the biggest fireworks show in Kansai area which is held in yodogawa Osaka every summer. But this year i want to experience other show in other city too. My first was Kobe fireworks show, which was held in kobe harborland near kobe port. The crowds wasn’t big because i still can find a place even though i came very late like 6PM. That Things that doesn’t happen everytime i come to yodogawa festival.
Finding food is very difficult, actually my plan was to ate dinner at the seafood restaurant while enjoying the fireworks. But they blocked all access to the mosaic mall, so i ended up eating 300¥ karaage from the food stall.
The fireworks show began at 19.30 and ran for 1 hour. Well they started very dull with small fireworks and some with difference shape which i couldn’t recognize. It ididn’t get bigger as the show goes on, though there are some big blast in the sky. One of the funny thing i experienced was the japanese girls screaming ‘matte, matte'( means wait in english) because they hadn’t prepared their camera but the fireworks already explode, LOL!. Usually you would hear them say ‘ sugoii’ ‘ kireii’ .
I took picture but the quality wasn’t good since i only depends on my iphone 4S and my ipad 4th G. I have something better to share the video of the fireworks show.