Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Choi Si Won of Super Junior Models for Armani Watches

Super Junior member and "Oh! My Lady" lead actor Choi Si Won (Hangul: 최시원; Hanja: 崔始源) recently modeled for Emporio Armani's new Fall/Winter 2010 Watch Collection.

 

Source: iLoveAsianPop!

Monday, November 29, 2010

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Yoon Eun Hye & Kim Hyun Joong in Basic House (Korea) 2010 Winter Fashion



Yoon Eun Hye and Kim Hyun Joong look so fun, warm and bubbly in Winter wear. Nice.

Watch the making of their photo-shoot below!



More photos of Eun Hye shi and Hyun Joong shi!



Download more Basic House 2010 Winter Fashion Photos here [zip]

Source: iLove Asian Pop!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cool and Cute Japanese Apps!

Of course, the Apps Store is the best part. Everyday I’m searching for applications that’ll hopefully blow my mind, whether it’s useful tools or wacky games I can play on the toilet.

The one thing I’ve found is that the U.S.-born apps outnumber the Japanese ones. That’s because not as many people in Japan have an iPhone. Unlike here, Apple has tough competition in Japan. So when it comes to making apps, they’re not necessarily made for the iPhone. But that just makes me want to seek out those few cool Japanese apps even more!

Here are some of the more interesting ones:

Amamiya Momo ($2.99)

Meet Momo, a girl dressed in a cat outfit who lives inside your iPhone. You can poke her cheek, pat her head and even lift her skirt. Momo comes with 200 pre-programmed behavior patterns, so depending on how you treat her she can turn from happy to angry very quickly. Apparently, her mood changes depending on the time of day, so watch out!



iBBQLite (free trial)

The object of this game is to cook meat on the grill and hand it to customers. If it’s overcooked they’ll say in Japanese, “Ugh, this is awful!” If it’s undercooked, they’ll say, “What the heck is this!” So be sure to grill it just right. It’s a simple game but oh so addicting. Blow into iPhone’s microphone to fire up the grill.

WARNING: This game will make you extremely hungry!



Harlequin novels (free trial)

There’s now a handful of romance-filled manga series at the disposal of your fingertips. Just do a keyword search for “harlequin” and out comes English-translated stories of love and heartbreak. The first chapter is free, but once they grab your attention you’ll have to pay to read the rest.

LadioTouch (free)

Now you can listen to Japanese radio! Up until now it’s been pretty limited to anime songs, but the range of genres have slowly widened. With this app I can now listen to one of Tokyo’s most popular stations, J-Wave, along with hundreds of other internet radio stations. Unfortunately, the listing is mostly in Japanese.

So what’s your favorite iPhone application? Let me know!

Source: Japanizmo Staff Blog

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Diet Programs And Meals - The Miami Diet


The Miami Diet, also known as the South Beach Diet, was created by Arthur Agatson, a cardiologist. This diet places an accent on consuming proteins, good glucides, and good lipids. During the two-week long initial phase you eliminate a large number of lipids and glucides from your food intake. Projected weight loss is 9 to 13 pounds (4 to 6 kilograms). During the second phase, you reintroduce some previously banned foods. The goal is to lose 1 to 2 pounds (0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week until you reach your ideal weight. The third phase is a stabilization phase. Here are some of the diet principles.

During the initial phase you eat according to your habits. You are permitted three meals and three snacks daily. If you want a snack, hold dessert after the meal. You are the judge of the appropriate portion size. This diet comes with quite a long list of favored and forbidden foods for the first phase. While most vegetables are allowed, fruits are forbidden during this phase. Bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, and all alcohol are also out. In phase 2 all fruits are allowed as are bread, pasta, and rice provided that they are whole-grain. Dieters may enjoy one or two glasses of red wine per day with meals or just after the meal. Other alcoholic beverages and wine coolers must be avoided. During phase 3 you develop life-long eating habits. If you regain lost weight you may return to phase 1 for a week or two.

An advantage of the Miami Diet is the reduced cholesterol and triglyceride level. It is efficient in the short term. But there are many forbidden foods. This can be a hard diet to follow.

Here are two sample menus:

Menu 1

(Phase 1) Breakfast: 150 milliliters (about 5 ounces) of vegetable juice. A mushroom and bacon omelet. Tea or coffee.

Lunch: Nicoise salad. 75 grams of skimmed curd cheese. Celery stalk with light melted cheese.

Supper: Cucumber salad. Fish on a skewer. Pumpkin puree. Almond cream with ricotta cheese.

Menu 2

(Phase 2) Breakfast: 50 grams of oatmeal. 150 milliliters of skim milk. 110 grams of strawberries. Tea or coffee.

Lunch: Greek salad. Skim milk yogurt.

Supper: Tomato salad. Rump steak. Steamed broccoli.

Some information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible des Regimes, written by Jenny de Jonquieres and published by Amerik Media. Her book describes over 80 diets and weight reduction programs. Each diet is presented with 5 menu plans, a detailed discussion of its advantages and disadvantages, and lots more. La Bible des Regimes is available only in French at present.

Article Source:
http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_11562.shtml

Friday, November 26, 2010

Koda, Ayumi and Becky are the Forever Nail Queens

The Japan Nailist Association is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, so on November 11 (designated as "Nail Day") the organization presented a few special "lifetime achievement awards." The recipients were Kumi Koda (倖田來未; Kōda Kumi; 27), Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ, 32), and Becky (ベッキー; Bekkī; born March 6, 1984), though only Koda was present to receive the awards on behalf of all three.



At the ceremony, JNA recognized individuals who either helped improve the skills of nailists or developed the nail art industry. Koda KumiAyumi Hamasaki and Becky are bestowed the honor of 'Nail Queens', and received special testimonial awards. Koda Kumi attended the ceremony, and also represented Ayu and Becky (who could not attend due to their busy schedules).

For the event, the singer sported some unique bejewelled nails, and posed for various photos with her unique hand-shaped trophy.




This is not the first time for any of them to receive recognition for their nails. Every year at the International Nail Expo in Tokyo (being held on November 28-29 this year), several "Nail Queen" awards are handed out. Koda, Hamasaki, and Becky have each won three times, placing them in the "Hall of Fame" and making them ineligible for future awards.

Incidentally, the 2010 Nail Queen winners have already been revealed. Kyōko Fukada (深田恭子; born November 2, 1982, in Tokyo, Japan) is receiving her third award in the actress category, becoming the fourth person to join the "Hall of Fame." The others are Suzanne (24) in the talento category, Marie (23) in the artist category, professional tennis player Ai Sugiyama (杉山愛; born July 5, 1975 in Yokohama, Japan) in the sports category, Junpei Mizobata (溝端淳平; born June 14, 1989) in the men's category, and Uno Kanda (神田うの; born March 28, 1975) in the special award category.



Source: iLove Asian Pop!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

BAPE Gallery x Sanrio Baby Milo Store

Hello Kitty creator Sanrio, has partnered with Nigo to officially adopt A Bathing Ape (or BAPE)'s Baby Milo. They have officially paired up with the opening of two Pop-up stores at Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo and BAPE® Gallery in Kyoto.



The SANRIO BABY MILO stores carry a line-up of special and some limited edition SANRIO BABY MILO items adorned with the classic cast of Sanrio characters together with Baby Milo. From polo shirts and sneakers for adults, onesies and bibs for infants, and mugs and accessories for all ages, the collection is quite extensive. Not to mention cute!





Aside from the regular accessories and apparel, there are also quite a few BAPE Store exclusive items that can only be picked up from BAPE Gallery or Isetan Shinjuku. For instance, the SANRIO x MILO All Safari polo tee below is an Isetan Shinjuku exclusive.



Sanrio Baby Milo Store
14-1 Shinjuku 3-Chome
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
+03-3352-1111

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Spread the Comic Joy ’tis Season with Pearls, Garfield, Snoopy and Gang!

New for the Holidays! Greeting Cards, decorations, t-shirts, sweatshirts, postcards, mugs, water bottles, coasters, keepsake boxes, mousepads,  tote bags, baby bibs, clocks, pillows, journals, aprons, baby apparel, dog t-shirts, magnets and buttons that feature your favorite comic characters from Pearls before Swine, Snoopy and the Peanuts and Garfield!

Santa Croc 2 Ringer T @ $22.99"



Santa Croc Greeting Cards (Package of 10) @ $29.99"

Have your favorite Pearls Strip Art printed on your tee here. For more Pearls holiday art, go here!

Peanuts fans can now print Charlie Brown with a political humor on yours or your dog's tee, like the Mud-Slinging Dog T-Shirt below. Check this out and many other Snoopy & Peanuts merchandise @ the Snoopy Store.

Mud-Slinging Dog T-Shirt @ $21.99"


Garfield fans, be wow'ed by the wide array of Garfield merchandise offered here. For holiday and christmas gifts, they have Garfield-themed greeting cards, mugs, water bottles, clocks, journals, tees, sweatshirts, zip hoodies, keepsake boxes, tile coasters, aprons, pillows, blankets, baby apparel, dog tees, gym bags and tote bags like the one below.

Peace On Earth Garfield Beach Tote @ $22.99


You can also find the full collection of Garfield books here and the DVD collection here.

Source: iLove Asia Pop!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How To Clean Suede Handbags

Tignanello Suede Bright Light,Glam Red,one sizeOlive N Figs Suede Camel Color HandbagNine West Vintage America Ziggy Large Hobo,Lake,one size
Designer Inspired Brown Suede Handbag*Hobo*PurseFaux Suede Front Zipper Hobo Handbag (Cinnamon Brown)Nicole Miller Suede Purse Universal Cell Phone Carry Case, Turquoise
Before I get down to explain how to clean suede handbags, I have to tell you that is not going to be as easy as it is for other types of handbags so you need to know that before you decide to buy one. A suede handbag is made from a delicate material and it can be easily ruined if you are not careful. If you don't want to ruin the handbag that you love so much then this article is definitely for you as it talks about how to clean suede.

Your handbag needs to be protected
A suede handbag will need to be protected from the outdoor elements. You will need to get a can of spray and will need to spray the bag a couple of times to let the suede spray sink into the suede. Snow and rain can ruin the suede handbag so this is a crucial step to take once you have bought your handbag; if you wait you may regret it.

Brush your handbag daily
Brushing your suede handbag daily will ensure that you get rid of the dust and dirt that gets attached to the suede. You can find a good brush to use at the store that you bought the suede handbag from more than likely. Brushing it daily will also make the suede look its best and ready to be shown off to your friends.

Keep your handbag dry
Keep your handbag dry and out of the rain even if you have used the spray. It can be a good idea to bring a plastic bag with you just in case you get stuck in a storm. The water can ruin the suede and if you search for tips on how to clean suede that is wet you will notice that there are none. All precautions should be taken to ensure that your handbag remains dry at all times.

Store your handbag properly
When you are not using your suede handbags be sure to store them as best as you can. It can be a good idea to stuff the bags with tissue and even to clean them before you put them away. Obviously you will want to store them in a dry place so that there is no risk of the material becoming wet.

Owning suede handbags can be a big responsibility but if you are careful it will be worth it. The tips above showed you how to clean suede and give it the proper care to allow you to get the most of your handbag and ensure that you will have it for a long time.

Caring for a suede handbag can be intimidating but once you have learned the proper steps it really isn't that bad. Now that you know how to clean suedeyou should be prepared before you buy any handbag so that you can ensure that it is properly protected and will last a long time.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Short-sleeve length Duffle or Duffel Coat with Polka Dot Pattern



Be fashionable, cute and cuddly warm in this polka dot short-sleeve duffle coat (or duffel coat) by Soulberry.

Wonderfully warm and sensationally stylish, this elegant quilted coat in felt look made of finest wool is both cute and functional.

Available in 3 colors: Black, Brown and Gray

It's currently sold out at a special offer price of 4,900 Yen. I hope they're replenishing stock!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Some Tips for Buying Ladies Clothing Online

(Photo by Soulberry @ Rakuten online mall)

Buying ladies clothes can be fun for some but for others that are either too busy or just don't like crowds it can be a big inconvenience. Going out to stores just to browse around and find something that you like can take both a long time and a lot of money. Shopping online for ladies clothing is a much better choice for those who don't share the excitement of clothes shopping with the rest of their gender and this article will give you some tips. Ladies clothes can be a bit more complicated to shop for then men's clothes and we will discuss some tips that you can follow to get a better experience.

Look for coupon codes
Before you use your credit card be sure to search the Internet to see if the particular site that you are shopping at offers any coupons for ladies clothes. Some of these coupons can save you up to 20% off of your purchases so be sure to take advantage. You can usually find coupons on either the site that you are shopping at or by searching for the name of the site with "coupons" on the Internet. Ladies clothing is a huge industry and a very competitive one which is something that you can use to your advantage.

Make sure that you are searching for your size
There can be many options to perform a search for ladies clothing but be sure that when you are searching either the Internet or a site that you are searching for your size range. It can be disheartening to find the most beautiful dress that you instantly fell in love with only to find out that it isn't available in your size.

Make sure that the site takes returns
Before you order from a site check to make sure that you will be able to return the ladies clothes in the event of them not fitting properly. Different brands tend to have different interpretations of sizes so if you order a small it could actually be too small for you when made by certain clothes manufactures. Being sure that they will take returns takes away the risk and the headache that not getting the right size can cause.

Ladies clothes can be boring or exciting to shop for it really depends on the person. Some ladies cannot wait to go shopping while others will tend to dread it. Whichever person you are you can be sure that you can get the same or even a better experience by ordering your clothes online. Nowadays, internet has made everything so much easier, and there is absolutely no reason not to use it!

Shopping for ladies clothing can be an event that a woman will look forward to. In the case of a woman not enjoying the experience of shopping at malls there is the alternative of shopping for ladies clothes online. This article talked about some tips on how to get the best experience and I hope that you will find them useful in the future!

Friday, November 19, 2010

"Alice in Wonderland" Button Scheduler


(Photo by Jipaban)

Keep yourself lovely organised with this lovely cute button scheduler.
Features Alice in Wonderland; Imported from Korea.
Size: 198 x 114 (mm)
Shipment: by 26/11/2010
Accepts international orders.


Brought to you by:
PaperLovin' Online Store - Jipaban Online Shopping Mall

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Review: Follow Me O2 Bubble Mask


If you've watched Taiwan beauty talk shows or read the Taiwan beauty magazines, you must have heard of the highly-raved Beauty Talk Oxy Mask. Priced at almost S$100, it is claimed to effectively repair, hydrate, moisturise, firm, lighten, exfoliate and balance skin while providing oxygen to it. When you apply the mask, you’ll see bubbles surfacing on your face. These bubbles are caused by oxypearcalin, which sends oxygen deep into the skin. When applied on the face, the surrounding temperature starts to change. This is when oxypearcalin starts to work its wonders, making the skin firmer and smoother.

I always wanted to try oxygen bubble mask but didn't because of its hefty price. Then Follow Me came up with their version of bubble mask known as O2 Bubble-Mask and claimed it gives your skin an instant glow and fairness. They did massive marketing, inviting Rebecca Lim and Quan Yifeng to endorse the product and put advertisements on TV, bus, inside MRT station and any other possible media. My interest was slightly aroused but I didn't take any action until Watsons slashed the price from S$39 to around S$29. 

Yes, I bought it and tried but was disappointed. It is supposed to inject a breath of fresh air into my skin. No, I didn't feel that. It is supposed to give my skin an instant luminous and radiant look. Nope, I didn't see the glow neither. I just felt my skin a bit sticky and itchy (at some areas) after washing it off. Some red patches/dots appeared on my skin and I got breakouts the next day. I guess it's not suitable for sensitive skin or acne-prone skin like mine. Or maybe one should avoid applying it on the pimples or acne.

In short, this product is a waste of money.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Korean-Style Long Bat Sleeve Knitted Lace Blouse


It's always spring in the tropics! Lovely Korean-style long bat-sleeved knitted lace blouse with big ruffles. Stylish and romantic.
Only RM39! Buy it now!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How To Buy The Best Hair Straighteners


People may have many choices to make when it comes to trying to find the best hair straighteners available. Flat irons have features that offer the best styling possible. These ones will have higher temperatures, which are usually a lot more consistent as well. Furthermore, they will have temperature controls as well. Many of them will be able to deliver the same results that women are able to get from professional hair styling saloons.

Hair length and type are important considerations when making this choice. Ceramic kids are ideal as they produce negative ions and this is very beneficial for the purposes of straightening hair.
Negative ions cause diffuse heat and hair is sealed so that shiny frizz free locks are produced. Dry damaged hair has positive ions and these collide with the negative ions. This is good for the hair. The positive ions cause the hair to look damaged and the negative ions balance this out. Giving the hair a healthy look.

Gentle heat is applied by infrared. It penetrates the shaft of the hair without causing any damage. Temperature is maintained and ions are balanced. The result is the hair is frizz free. This after all is the result that women are looking to achieve.

There is certain technology that infuses into flat iron plates. This gives a far smoother look to the hair after use. Germs are avoided when this technology is used. Titanium is very good as the hair is straightened quickly and this reduces the chances of hair becoming damaged by the heat.

One of the best hair straighteners will contain tourmaline. This is a precious gemstone that causes six times more negative ions than ceramic. To produce better results it is often infused into the ceramic. This gives results that are far shinier and straighter than other options. Such is the range of choices that women are able to make.

Get inside info on how and where to buy the best hair straighteners now in our complete guide to fab hair straighteners on http://www.hairproductspro.com/flat-irons.html