Thursday, February 26, 2015

30 Day Video Game Challenge - Day 7: Favorite Game Couple [02-26-15]

Hiyo, Bunnies!

Today I'd like to tell you about my Favorite Game Couple! A lot of video games, especially in RPGs, have romance. Or there is at least a character, if not the main, that gets a love interest. For most of the Final Fantasy series, the story revolves around it. For other games, it just kind of happens. And then, there are the games that you would never think would have a romance. I've noticed these tend to be horror or survival games.

I'm hoping there is someone out there reading this knows or remembers this series as these games were my favorite games for a very long time. Not many people played them because they weren't as super popular and the fighting system was a bit different from the norm.

I'm talking about
Shadow Hearts

The first Shadow Hearts is an old PS2 game from Azure and Midway in 2001. It is the direct sequel to an older game on the PS1 called Koudelka. The story revolves around a young man named Yuri who has the power to change into the monsters he defeated and fused with. He was sent by a mysterious voice to protect a priest's daughter named Alice who has the ability to heal and perform exorcisms.

As the story progresses, you see these two characters develop from being just a typical skirt-chaser kind of guy and a naive girl to a real relationship. Yuri soon realizes that this is more than just a mission to save a girl.

That everything happens for a reason and that the voice speaking to him is not just there to drive him crazy. He sees that she is able to tame his demons. That she is literally his guardian angel.

I won't go any farther into details but their relationship is pretty important to the story and it turns out to be really sweet! Now if you do intend to play, remember that it is a horror game. There are a lot of demons and creatures from actual folklore. But if that's your type of game or you're like me that feel you can handle it, definitely try to find a copy of this game! It's so worth it!

See you soon! 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

More About Me FAQ! [02-21-15]

Hiyo, Bunnies!

Today, I'm doing something a little different! I was reading Sakura-chan's blog the other day and saw this cute little Q&A blog post. So I decided to fill it out for my own blog! Hope you like!

☆What’s your name?
My Artist Name is Kieli. Though I'd rather it would be my real name~ (〃▽〃)
☆Do you have a nickname?
Most people (other than family) just call me Kieli.
☆Do you have a middle name?
I do but also not telling~
☆Do you like your name?
My real name is okay. I do love the name Kieli, though. It's just so cute~!
☆Do people often mispronounce your name?
Sometimes people pronounce it "Kylie" or "Kylee". It doesn't bother me though.
☆Do you like the meaning of your name?
I have been told that Kieli is Finnish for tongue or language. Which I think is interesting, I guess?
☆When is your birthday?
January 5th!
☆How old are you?
Ehhhhh....much older than you would probably guess... ( ー̀εー́ )
☆Do you like your age?
Not really. But it's very amusing to see how young people guess I am.
☆What’s your zodiac sign?

☆What’s your hair colour?
My original hair color is dark brown. Right now, it's different shades of brown, blonde and maybe dark red.
☆Is your current hair colour your natural hair colour?
Ha ha, nope.
☆Do you dye your hair?
The real question is when don't I dye my hair.
☆Do you have natural highlights?
Not natural ones, hee hee...
☆When was the last time you had a haircut?
About 2 months ago.
☆What length is your hair right now?
Layered to just under my shoulders.
☆Do you have straight, wavy or curly hair?
Wavy, for sure. 
☆Do you have frizzy hair?
It used to be until I discovered hair products to help tame my hair XD
☆Do you use a curling iron?
Not really but I might try it as I get into Gyaru more.
☆Do you use a hair straightener?
Not really because I have too much hair to get it all...
☆Do you braid your hair?
Yes! Sometimes even for twin tails and buns~!
☆What’s your eye colour?
☆Do your eyes change colour?
No, I wasn't lucky like my boyfriend is. (⁎˃ᆺ˂)
☆Do you wear contacts?
Nuuuuu....I can't even put eyedrops in my eyes!
☆If so, do you use colour contacts or regular contacts?
☆Do you wear glasses?
I used to for reading. But I think after time, my eyes got better so I no longer need them.
☆Do you have naturally long eyelashes?
They're not that long but not that short either. I still wanna try falsies!
☆Do you wear braces?
I used to!
☆Do you have dimples?
☆Do you have moles?
I don't think I do...
☆Do you have outstanding cheekbones?
...uhhhh, how do you make them outstanding? ((´∀`;))
☆Do you have freckles?
A few...
☆Do you have piercings?
Just my ears - 2 each.
☆Do you have tattoos?
Yep! A black tribal style dragon on my back!
☆Do you wear make up?
Not always but I will start trying again!
☆Do you paint your nails?
I used to paint them often and even do my own tips! 
But I get lazy so not so much anymore... (; ̄ェ ̄)
☆Do you wear jewelry?
☆Are you happy with your height?
Yes! I'm only 5'2" and my boyfriend is 6'3" so it's like we're Gajeel and Levy from Fairy Tail and feel loved and protected! (♡ >ω< ♡)

☆Would you consider yourself outgoing or shy?
Since I entered college, I've gotten over my shyness a bit so I am a little more outgoing. Though, I still prefer just to hang out in a cozy place with close friends and/or my boyfriend.
☆Are you sarcastic?
I can be.
☆What’s your biggest fear?
Death and loneliness.
☆What’s your guilty pleasure?
Anything with bunnies and GajeelxLevy ♥
☆Are you religious?
I'm not super religious but I do believe in God.
☆Do you get easily along with people?
I try, especially at work but it doesn't always happen. And when it doesn't, I just tolerate them.
☆Do you cry easily?
Mostly when it's related to sad animal stories or extreme selfless acts that help others in need. Like a lot of those feel good stories.

☆Do you go to middle school?
No, I've been done for a while now.
☆Do you go to high school?
Done with that too~
☆Do you go to a private school?
I did for grade school and college.
☆Are you homeschooled?
☆Have you graduated from school?
Over and done with all of it. Including college.
☆What grade are you in?
None! (*^▽^*)
☆Have you skipped a grade?
No, I got good grades but not that good...
☆Have you been held back a grade?
Thankfully no!
☆Have you ever failed a class?
Let's put it this way - I barely passed the ones I hated.
☆Have you been sent to the principals office?
Not for being in trouble. I usually got along with most of the staff in school.
☆Have you skipped school?
Mostly in college for classes I hated.
☆Have you cheated on a test?
Not really? I wasn't really into cheating. If I wanted to fail, I did it on my own XD

☆Do you live with your biological parents?
Yes....though I think it's time to move out.
☆Do you get along with your parents?
For the most part.
☆Do you tell your parents everything?
Not so much anymore.
☆Do you have strict parents?
They're not so strict anymore.
☆Do you have siblings?
A younger sister.
☆Are you the oldest?
☆Are you in the middle?
☆Are you the youngest?
I think it's been established what I am...
☆Are all of your grandparents still alive?
No, just one...

☆Do you have a best friend?
☆Do you have more than 10 friends?
True friends - yes!
☆Do you have at least 2 friends you can trust with your life?
☆Do you have a lot of guy friends, a lot of girl friends or equal girl and guy friends?
Mostly guy friends.

☆What’s your relationship status?
Taken, very serious and very happy. (≧∇≦)/
☆Have you ever been in love?
Oh, yes.
☆Do you believe in love at first sight?
I can find a person very beautiful but I wouldn't be in love with them. I believe love is a precious thing and needs time to grow and be cherished.
☆Have you ever been in a relationship?
☆Have you ever had a secret admirer?
I have heard from others, before I met my darling, that guys have asked about me but never pursued anything...
☆Have you ever been asked out on a date?
☆Have you ever been kissed?
Yes, finally with my darling! (*ノωノ) It took a while to have my first kiss but I'm so happy it was with him~!
☆Have you ever made out with someone?
Heeeeeeeeeee~ (/ω\)
☆Have you ever been cheated on?
Thankfully, no. I think cheating is one of the most despicable things out there and if a person I was dating cheated on me, I'd leave them in the flashiest of flashes. [←Sakura's original answer was so perfect and exactly how I feel on the subject, I just left it as is. ♥ ]
☆Have you ever been proposed to?
Not yet~ (/ω\)
☆Do you want to get married?
To my Darling, of course!
☆Do you want kids?
Yeah, when we're financially ready XD

☆Where were you born?
☆Where do you live right now?
☆Have you ever been out of the country?
Sadly not yet. Still working on that heh...
☆Do you prefer country or city?
I guess I'm more of suburbs? I don't like too much city because it can be so noisy and crowded. And country can be too quiet and places are usually too far to get to even for a quick grocery trip.
☆Do you like sightseeing?
Of course!
☆Is one or more of your parents from another country?
Nope, both were born here in the USA. Now if you were asking about my grandparents, that's a different story...
☆What places would you like to visit?
Basically anywhere! I LOVE traveling!
☆Are you fluent in more than one language?
Kind of...
☆What languages can you speak?
English, Spanish and working on Japanese~

☆Do you have any allergies?
Sadly I do. Mostly to peanuts and shellfish.
☆Are you lactose intolerant?
Thank GOD I'm not! I'd never be able to eat any of my favorite deserts!
☆Have you had surgery?
Other than getting stitched up from a dog bite, nope.
☆Have you had stitches?
Just from the dog bite...
☆Have you broken a bone?
Thankfully, no!
☆Has someone close to you died of a disease?
Yes. :(
☆Do you exercise a lot?
Does running around all day at work count? XD

☆Have you ever had a near death experience?
Only feel like I was going to die on some amusement park rides I've been on...heh heh...
☆Have you ever been on a plane?
☆Have you ever had an all nighter?
Of gaming, yes...
☆Have you ever been to school/work after a sleepless night?
No, cause when that happens I usually call off.
☆Have you ever been in a physical fight?
No and it's a good thing too. I'm not much of a fighter XD
☆Have you ever been to a wedding?
A few. And going to one in April :D
☆Have you ever been to a funeral?
Just wakes...that's enough for me.
☆Have you ever lived in a different country?
No, though I'd like to...
☆Have you ever been drunk?
Nope, not even tipsy.
☆Have you ever been trick or treating?
Of course! I would still go if I could!
☆Have you ever been in a school play?
Just mini ones for the class and some family members.
☆Have you ever been to a camp?
☆Have you ever driven a car?
Yeah but only with a driver's permit.

☆How many languages are you fluent in?
English and Spanish. But with Spanish I understand and read more than I speak...
☆Have you ever read a book in another language?
No but I have done that with blogs.
☆Can you roll your tongue?
Not really....
☆Can you braid hair?
☆Can you do a handstand?
Using the wall to hold me, sure XD

☆Do you crack your knuckles?
Not as much as I used to.
☆Do you bite your nails?
☆Do you bite your lips?

☆What’s your favorite movie?
Probably a tie between Lilo and Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon X3
☆What’s your favorite tv show?
I don't really watch TV anymore... I was really into Once Upon A Time for a while but eventually got bored with it. A lot of my favorites are older and no longer on the air.
☆What’s your favorite book?
Definitely the Kieli series by Yukako Kabei <3
☆What’s your favorite song?
I like a lot of songs but I don't think I could pick a favorite...
☆What’s your favorite colour?
It was silver for a really long time but since getting into Lolita and Gyaru, I've been gravitating towards pink~
☆What’s your favorite animal?
☆What’s your favorite season?

This or That
☆Summer or Winter
☆Day or Night
☆Cats or Dogs
☆Rain or Shine
☆Coffee or Tea
Coffee, coffee, COFFEE!
☆Reading or Writing
☆Humorous or Serious
☆Brown or Blue eyes
Between the two, I'd say Blue. But I prefer Hazel because they can change to almost any color!
☆Single or Group Dates
Definitely Single! Less hassle and it's just the two of us. No awkwardness with others~
☆Texts or Calls
Texts with anyone else other than my boyfriend. Then I prefer calls.
☆Driving or Walking
Depends where I am.

Last phone call:
Boyfriend <3
☆Last text:
Boyfriend <3
☆Last song you listened to:
Whatever was playing on the radio.
☆Last thing you ate:
Huge platter from Burger King of scrambled eggs, biscuit, pancakes, hash browns and bacon!
☆Last thing you drank:
Large coffee from Burger King!
☆Last purchase:
9lbs. bag of Western Timothy Hay for my 3 adorable bunnies <3
☆Last time you cleaned your room:
A few days ago, I threw some stuff out. Have more junk to get rid of this week hee hee...
☆Last time you’ve been on a date:
Last July. :( Since my hunni and I are about 3,000 miles apart, we can only go on dates when I visit him or he visits me. Hopefully that will change soon!

-Whew!- That was a lot of questions! But it was fun! If you decide to try this for yourself, link your post in the comments! I'd love to read about you awesome bunnies!

See you soon! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate [02-18-15]

Hiyo Bunnies!

Hope you all have had a great week so far (and keeping warm if you're surrounded by snow like me)! It was also a very nice treat to receive a very special box in the mail. As you all know by now, I am in a long distance relationship with my darling of 5 years. And for every occasion, whether it's birthday, Christmas, Anniversary or Valentine's Day, he likes to spoil me! Among the ton of yummy things he got me was...

I never really got into the series until I met my boyfriend. He tried to get me to play when Monster Hunter Tri for the Nintendo Wii came out. But I've always had internet connection issues or the family TV was occupied so I wasn't always able to play. Then we tried to play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS. But that one didn't have online capabilities and the only time you were able to play with others was when you were all directly connected and you had to be in the same room!!! It was also very annoying to do underwater missions and it all just turned me off from the games.\(>o<)ノ

Thankfully, all of that was fixed and underwater missions were done away with. Even the game's mechanics were tweaked for the new Monster Hunter! My favorite adjustments to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate are the online capability as well as the return of the kitties (Felynes)! So finally you can go hunting with your friends!

Don't forget to download the patch from the Nintendo eShop so you can get some goodies too! Once you're able to get a kitty on your team, one of the freebies you get are Mario and Luigi costumes! I heard that you would be able to have a team with two kitties but I have yet to accomplish that.... but it really is a lot of fun to see the felyne and poogie rodeo! O(≧▽≦)O

And if you pre-ordered the game, you got an adorable kitty pin! Both my boyfriend and myself got one and I love it! He says that the only reason I am really into this game is cause of the kitties....he might be right! ( ̄◇ ̄;)

Do you have Nintendo 2DS or 3DS? 

Add me! 5429-7161-8479

See you soon! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Say "I Love You" with Yum! [02-11-15]


Hiyo, Bunnies!

Valentine's Day is almost here! And who says you need a boyfriend or girlfriend to celebrate? You can celebrate any kind of love with this day whether it's with a sibling or your best friend! Here are some of my favorite kawaii ways of celebrating this special Day of Love~ (*’∀’人)♥

Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

I've seen a bunch of different recipes that always involved royal icing. But what if you didn't want to use icing or don't have the skill to work with it? Here is a great recipe that allows you to make yummy sugar cookies without the extra step of making icing. (Plus you can use a really cute and fun cookie cutter!)

Rainbow Heart Cookies

Saw this on my feed the other day and I had to share it! Now I know there are a lot more steps with making these cookies but they just come out so cute and look so yummy. How could you not want to try to make these at least once?!

Red Velvet Milkshakes

Red velvet and ice cream. What more could you possibly need? Milkshakes are great for any time and these cute ones would be a perfect treat!

Rice Krispie Kisses

These are not your typical Kisses in both size and flavor. They're bigger and made with Rice Krispies! Yummy~

It's funny how food is always the best way to celebrate any holiday and occasion. Hope you enjoy the wonderful recipes I've found and let me know if you try them!

Did you also know that Rainbow Star Candy is holding a new ♥ Giveaway ♥?! Visit the ♥ Facebook Page ♥ and check it out! You might be the lucky one~!

See you soon! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Kawaii Review: Haenuli's Planetary Dreamer Series [02-04-15]

Hiyo, Bunnies!

Before the end of 2014, I pre-ordered a very beautiful dress designed by the very talented ♥ Haenuli ♥. If you're not familiar with their work, they are a Korean Lolita brand that makes fantasy-style dresses and skirts. They also make matching accessories like bonnets, jewelry and organza skirts. Maybe you've seen one of their original prints ♥ Dreaming Cinderella ♥? I own this beautiful piece too! And with the very right amount of petticoat, it flares out wonderfully and the drape effect lays very nice.

This new piece that I purchased from Haenuli is called ♥ Planetary Dreamer ♥ features a Unicorn!

Do you remember how the unicorn looked in Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn? This is what the print reminds me of.

Photo by Haenuli

Three delicate and precious panels of the unicorn as she walks, poses and rearing. All of this while surrounded with stars and galaxies. She even has hearts on her rear!

As soon as their Facebook page posted that this was going to be their newest print, I knew I had to somehow get it. Luckily, they do have payment plans. After a couple of payments, it was soon shipped out!

Photos by Haenuli

The print is available as an OP, JSK and a skirt in black, blue and purple. There were even accessories like two kinds of star clips, rings, necklace, tights, headdress and hairbows. I ordered the OP with the chiffon sleeves in navy blue.

I was sent an email notification when it was shipped with a tracking number. It didn't even take a week for my order to arrive from Korea to NY! It arrived in a neat little box with Haenuli's name printed on it with just a tiny mark on one of the corners from shipment. Very rare to get a near perfect box in the mail!

Here is a photo of the box my dress arrived safely in!

Inside the box as I first opened it.

And here are the contents: an informational sheet, postcard photos, a star hairclip and my dress in a protective bag!

My dress neatly packed, the star hairclip and postcards.

And finally - my dress all laid out!

The OP features chiffon sleeves, lace trim around the neckline and bottom, three star buttons as decorations with a satin ribbon above the waist to tie it all in one beautiful package. And if you're like me and not super thin, there is shirring in the back with ribbon tie corset.

The print is very vivid and crisp. Haenuli also did a very good job with lining up the fabric where the panels meet. And I just love the idea of the unicorn playing in the cosmos!

Sadly, I have yet to wear this dress so here are some shots of the model in it!

Photos by Haenuli

I hope you enjoyed my review! I will have another one for your soon!

See you soon! 

Note: Photos taken by myself unless noted otherwise.