Friday, December 24, 2010

'cause i'm leaving on a jet plane

Merry Christmas, everyone! ♥ I'm not gonna spend my Christmas Eve blogging, so just two pics of how I'm looking today~

The bad thing about my fringe is that it totally covers my brows and, in poses like this, my lashes. D:

And then, because it now seems our flights will indeed be departing (and on schedule, even!), a couple of photos from my last trip to Tokyo in 2009. (I count that trip as the beginning of my "gyaru" phase, even though it was only months later that I even heard the word "gyaru" for the first time. My friends were doing it and I just tried to copy them because it looked cool. :D It's so awesome going back there actually knowing the brands they sell in Shibuya109, for example lol XD)

Me & my partner-in-crime, Maria

& the best of our purikura shots back then. ♥

Anyways, since I doubt I'll be blogging before leaving, have a sweet, peaceful Christmas with your loved ones, and in case I don't get to post again before the 31st, happy New Year as well! See you guys next year! ♥

xxxx Henna

ps. finally changed my layout - it's actually one of the ready-made ones blogspot offered, I just modeled and added the header. Not too girly or flowery, but I really like it, and lately, my life hasn't been about girly and flowery anyway. :3 Besides, the black and white theme seems like a trademark thing to me. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Phew! I'm on vacation! Finally - all my shifts and exams are over for now. ♥ The funeral is over as well, and went as well as funerals ever can. I still cry every day at least once, but generally I feel a lot better, like a circle has closed finally. I'm sorry I always talk about this, but it really hit me hard and it will take a while before I can fully recover.

This, of course, leaves me and my family running like mad to do all the preparations for Christmas and for my trip to Japan, because both have been largely ignored lately. Worse still, the snowstorms in Finland have pretty much kept all major airports in Europe closed - including Schiphol, via which we're supposed to be flying on Saturday! I'm worried sick we'll either be stuck in Amsterdam or unable to leave at all. D:

Anyways, I promised some photos last time, didn't I? Well, first, let's see how my hair turned out after the episode in my drawing...

Lol, sorry I don't have a better pic. XD Anyways, like I said, I dyed the formerly-blue extensions red! Inspired by Linni and Satu, I wanted to try some red, since I've always considered myself a redhead and used to be one for years. It felt so good to look down and see RED HAIR for the first time in a couple of years! ♥ Gosh I'd missed red hair so much :_D Anyways, what do you think? Does it look strange to have white, black AND red in my hair? Is it too much?

Anyways, I haven't been out much these days - just working and going to school and spending the rest of the time with my family, and I haven't seen any of my friends for weeks ;___; (Excluding just last night, when I fixed this matter by having a movie night with Emma and Vesa!) For this reason, I haven't really looked like much, either.

Most of my outfits have been pretty simple and comfy, with barely any accessories.

And since I've been sick, my face hasn't been particularly charming either, and I see no trace of the beautiful tan I had last summer. ;____; I've gotten pale, plain and boring again. I hope to get my inspiration back in Japan - if I get there at all, that is :D My luck has been good this far - I mean, I got to Los Angeles through the volcanic ash cloud, too - I'm just hoping I won't run out of it now.

Btw, is anyone going be in Japan around New Year? I'll be there from Dec 26th to Jan 8th and it'd be great to see you guys. ♥

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blue Rhapsody

So I went to have my hair done for the funeral on Saturday, and Lulu was sweet, kind and awesome as ever and sooooo much more pregnant than she was the last time I saw her. Wow. The baby belly looks so great on her ;___; She looked radiating!

So anyways, she gave my hair a much ashier tone than before (though in my hair it'll turn into a warmer, slightly yellowish tone soon enough...), and I realized my extensions wouldn't work with it, so I bought some hair dye and headed home to do something about it.

I guess we'll see how it worked out tomorrow, when they're dry...

I'll make a proper post as soon as I have time D: Right now I'm hellishly busy with exams, work, travel preparations... and, of course, funeral preparations. Being busy, sick and sad, I don't really have that much to blog about at the moment, either...

See you in a while, sweeties. ♥ Take care.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

rest in peace

Lay down
Your sweet and weary head
Night is falling
You've come to journey's end
Sleep now
And dream of the ones who came before
They are calling
From across the distant shore

Sweet dreams, Grandpa. You've gone where I can't follow yet.