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Aug. 4th, 2009

shiori, poupeegirl

A sad announcement

Long time no see, everyone! I think this summer has been the busiest one in years - I've been traveling around the country and spending a lot of time away from the computer. Well, as you can guess, there's a lot for me to write now. August has already arrived - school will begin in two weeks. I think I'll make a series of posts about this summer's events.

However, I have a sad announcement to make.

My pet gerbil Vili passed away yesterday.

He was young, only at 1 ½ years. The day before he was still playing happily, running around and enjoying your sunflower seeds. He showed no signs of pain. There was a mysterious wound on his leg - we hadn't noticed it. We handled him very carefully and always checked for his health every day, but this had somehow went unnoticed. I can't believe it.

R.I.P. Vili. We will always love you. You were the little brother, I hope you got to heaven safely. They will take good care of you there. You will have all the seeds in the world and tons of toiler rolls to play with. We will meet again, I can feel it in my heart.

Your brother, Huli is missing you too. He was all startled and scared without you last night.

We are thinking of taking two younger gerbil brothers for Huli's company. He could lead them as a big brother and take care of them. Huli is a bit shy, but very kind and caring gerbil. He will be a great big brother. Just like he was for you, Vili.

Good bye for now, Vili. You will be missed. ♥
17.01.2008 - 03.08.2009



May. 9th, 2009

shiori, poupeegirl

Second-hand shopping

Last Thursday (no pun intended) a friend asked me to go to a flea market with her. She wanted to get some new summer wear. I agreed, and so we left today at noon. The first stop was the Red Cross charity flea market. Although there are many different sellers there, the overall quality of the goods is pretty good. No stretched, filthy rags in sight. The clothes are clean, and usually mint or even unworn. You can also find accessories like shoes and bags, household stuff, electronics and other such things. The people working there are very polite and nice, even to younger customers like us.

My friend was ecstatic about the selection. She went into a complete frenzy, and collected lots of clothes into her cart. After trying them all on, she settled on a white jumper, a pair of jeans and black trainers. Simple and cute. I, on the other hand, didn't find anything interesting at first. I tried on a few plaid skirts, but they were children's size and looked a bit silly on me. There were lots of okay things, but nothing that caught my eye.

After a bit of browsing, I noticed that someone had brought in some new clothes. My first find was a pretty baby blue knee-length coat that sold for 5€.  I decided to have it, because I was in desperate need of a light spring coat. I don't have many blue items in my closet, but now I'll probably get some. I'll edit a Poupee link to the coat soon, when I get the photo uploaded.

The coat was the only clothing item I found from there, but certainly not the only thing I bought. The "other stuff" section was the real goldmine this time.  I found a mint copy of the PC game "The Curse of Monkey Island", the third game in the Monkey Island series. I've completed 1, 2 and 4, but for some reason I haven't played the 3rd one. The first game and its sequel are universally loved DOS adventure classics. They're brilliantly written and fun to play. The puzzles require just the right amount of work: nothing comes for free, but if you try enough, you'll get through. The fourth game, however, is done in blocky 3D, and lacks the humor and personality of the previous games. I'm not saying that it's a bad game or anything: it's just not the same as it was before. It's also rather glitchy.

I don't know why I have skipped the third game. The cartoony art style is amazing, and it has some excellent humor, too, according to a friend of mine. Well, better now than never!

The game came with the original manual and - for my suprise - a particularly hilarious Finnish manual. I didn't know such an edition existed - but I bet it is semi-rare. Nice!

And now, back to our shopping trip. I also found two CDs: Aqua's "Aquarium" and Daze's "Super Heroes." Silly dance pop from the last decade - basically the sound of my childhood. Does anyone remember the hit "Tamagotchi" by Daze? I got a massive flashback. Incredibly cheesy but fun!

Our next stop was another charity flea market. This one sold mostly clothes and children's toys. They also have a great selection of shoes. Their quality varies - but after all, everything they sell is donated by kind individuals. The profit then goes into charity. I found a simple Kaffe t-shirt for 1€. I was low on funds, and they were already closing when we came in, so I didn't buy anything else. My friend found some shorts and simple tops.

We were both exhausted after leaving the place. We had been driving on bicycles, and our trip totaled to about 15 km. A nice amount of exercise. After a short, unhealthy snack break at the supermarket it was time to go home.

I came home tired and happy for making good finds. Second-hand shopping can be really awesome, if you know where to look. Shopping at charity organization-owned places is also mentally rewarding, because a little portion of your total goes to a good purpose. I also like to donate my old clothes for them when they don't fit me anymore.

After all this TL;DR: I fully recommend flea markets. There's nothing bad about wearing "someone's old clothes". Just wash them before use. When buying, remember to check for possible stains and rips. Sometimes there are discounts when you buy a lot of stuff - be sure to ask the person who's selling the stuff or the cashier.

Good luck with shopping!


Apr. 19th, 2009

shiori, poupeegirl

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Not even coffee can get me out of bed now. v_v

After two nights of restless sleep with a group of friends, nothing is really working. The whole thought of going to school tomorrow sickens me. Yeah, we had a plenty of quality time together, but I still think I paid for more than I actually got. Sleep is a precious thing that should be respected.

I shall write something more interesting later on, when my head gets more clear.

By the way, the floor is really cold. ILU, woolly socks, my feet are grateful.

Apr. 12th, 2009

shiori, poupeegirl

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Good afternoon, and happy Easter, everyone! Whether you celebrate it or not, today is the perfect day for going out and enjoying the spring air. Although I'm not that religious, I had to visit the church two times this week because of confirmation school. It was actually rather calming in the middle of all this hustle. The spring is pushing us to our limits; although the worst is over, there are still many tests and trials left at school. I managed to get through with reasonable grades, but the result of the chemistry test worries me a bit.

We have started to discuss secondary education at school. Earlier this week my class visited a vocational school. Our visit was divided into two parts: a lecture (or sorts) and a tour. At first, the lecture in the auditorium - of course, about the possiblities of the school. I wasn't that interested, cause I don't intend going there. Then, a tour guided by two students through the various departments and classes. It was better than P.E. lessons, but still pretty tiring - going up and down the stairs is pretty much the only thing I remember.

I have already decided that I'm going to high school, but which one? The school I'm currently in has a high school of its own, and people expect me to go there. I don't really know. The international one seems really interesting, as I like languages, especially English. Well, we're supposed to know at the end of the year, so there's still time. Whew.

The best part of the visit?
When the tour was over, I was going to leave by bike. A certain person came to me  and we started to talk. He told me that he had something to do in the shopping street. So, he asked me if we could go there together!  ♥ It felt like having a piece of heaven handed at me.
Definitely one of the sweetest moments I've had this spring. ♥♥♥

"Let it shine on you, the warm April sun..."

Have a pleasant spring, and enjoy the warm days!

Apr. 11th, 2009

shiori, poupeegirl

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Why, hello there, and welcome to Kaitu's new LJ. This journal will serve as a way to blab about things related to everyday life and Internet. I hope you find things worth reading here, I'll try my best. ♥

I have a Poupee in Poupeegirl, too. My username is ~Sirocco~.
Maybe we can be friends? ♥

And now, the grand entry!

poupeegirl fashion brand community

Ogata Shiori (緒方栞)! She's a gentle girl who likes to wear all shades of red. Her clothes are feminine and warm, and her favourite accessory is the Transparent Shopping Bag/rd.

Shiori loves street cafés, home design magazines and second-hand shopping together with friends.

I also made a "promotional picture" of her:

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The next Poupeé supermodel! Well, maybe not, but it's so fun to make stuff like this. ^^

Anyway, that's about it for now. If you want to add me to your friends list, feel free to do so. I will add you back. ♥

Thank you for reading!