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They have great signs in China. If I took a photo of every amusing one we've seen so far, I could probably wallpaper my room. XD -> pantwoblog.blog126.fc2.com/blo…

Also, IT'S INSANE HOW MUCH KITTY-CHAN THERE IS JUST RANDOMLY ALL OVER THE PLACE. I think I see Kitty-chan maybe 1-2 times a day, WITHOUT even going to a shopping center. -> pantwoblog.blog126.fc2.com/blo… (also a few Sino-Soviet Friendship Mansion photos in that entry)

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And so...I do believe...Ivan is invading my life...
For example, every time I go shopping, I think "Oh! I think Yao-kun would look very cute in this! Oh! This dress would show off Yao-kun's sexy legs very nicely! Mm, I think Yao-kun would enjoy eating this. Ah, I wish Yao-kun were with me right now" Which would be alright, except...the problem is....when I think that there is something Yao-kun would like or look good on him, I BUY IT. AND IT'S VERY TROUBLING BECAUSE RIGHT NOW I'M ONLY LEFT WITH 200 YUAN ($30 USD) TO SURVIVE OFF OF THE REMAINING 2 WEEKS.

The most recent purchase I bought was....was....
I BOUGHT A QIPAO FOR YAO-KUN. (sobs with face in hands) But it wasn't just any qipao, it was a PURE SILK one, that was CUSTOM-MADE to fit Yao-kun's proportions, and I made sure to tell the person to make the skirt short so it would show off Yao-kun's lovely legs. (sobnsobsobsobsob) Sort of like this, but with gold trim & knots, skirt length above the knees, and a much much more beautiful model, because no one is more beautiful than dear litte Yao.

B-but....that's not all....
OTLLLLLLLL

I BOUGHT TWO OF THEM. BOTH CUSTOM-MADE FOR YAO-KUN AND HIS PROPORTIONS. orz The second one was a boy's shirt style, silk too, but with girl's stitches along the waist, so it can show off Yao-kun's perfect trim waist. All together, the two of these cost me 1/3 of all the money I had brought...OTL

And then and then...I BOUGHT CUTE EMBROIDERED SHOES FOR YAO-KUN. (cries eyes out and hits random people with water pipe) I JUST CAN'T HELP IT. WHEN I IMAGINE HOW CUTE SOMETHING WOULD LOOK ON DEAR YAO-KUN, I JUST WANT TO BUY IT AND DRESS HIM UP.
And right now I'm looking for a pretty flower comb to stick in his hair...like Mulan (<- the only Chinese woman Braginski knows)

Capitalism is so corrupting...!


[But on a more serious note, I had these made to fit my China cosplayer. We're about the same height, so I had them measure me, and then take off a little measurement from the chest (although they probably didn't need to take off any to pass as a man @_@) and the waist because my China actually exercises, unlike me, so she's skinnier, hurr hurr.... the surprising thing though is that when I tried them on after it was done, THEY FIT. And it wasn't even tight either. :

But my adorable Xiao Yao, you will wear the dress I bought to AX right? Right? And we can tie your hair in pigtails~ With sunflowers. ^J^ Both outfits are in red cloth, and then I can wear the shirt, and we can be a matching red pair!! We can even wear it on July 4th to piss off that capitalist pig Alfred!! What do you say? Da? Da? 8DDDDDDDD]



New animals: pigeon, frog, goose liver, donkey, lamb, fish head. I would've had snake too, but there were too many chili peppers in the dish and I don't like spicy stuff
New souvenirs: opium pipe, snuff bottle, 2 pretty fans for Yao-kun, more things I can't remember.

It's kinda funny, but on this trip I'm now known as Underground Dealer and Spy of the Orient. Because I'm always the ONLY ONE who gets stopped at the airports and has to have my luggage personally checked for explosives, and then I get sent to white rooms to get x-rayed or whatever, and I carry "background files on everyone on the trip" (it was actually just excel list of calendar orders, OTL), and I tried to break into the Russian Consulate, and I have mysterious packages in my bag that looks like narcotics, and I buy opium pipes. Bah.



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Just came back from Hangzhou, back to Shanghai again for one night before we fly off to Xi'an (terra cotta warriors tomorrow!) The bus will leave at noon, so I will try to visit the Shanghai Exhibition Center in the morning! (pantwoblog.blog126.fc2.com/blo… -> NO, I'M NOT VISITING THE SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP MANSION JUST SO I CAN HAVE WEIRD IVAN/YAO FANTASIES, I'M NOT I'M NOT I'M NOT) Apparently the tip GLOWS RED at night...omg..you two adorable Commies...I'm going to have heart seizure...
Oh, but there is a Russian Orthodox Church (with onion dome thing!!) nearby (at least my guide book says so) so I'm so very very excited!!! It's the closest I will ever be able to get to dear Ivan... Nearby is also the French Concession, which "was mainly inhabited by Russians and Chinese" so I will be on the lookout for a 6' tall light-haired Russian walking around with a short Chinese man~

Meanwhile, I got Shel's artbook "Far Beyond the Sky" from a bookstore for only 35 YUAN. YES, THAT'S RIGHT, $5 USD AND NO SHIPPING EITHER. And it was totally legit, all packaged nicely in plastic (haven't opened it yet) and so pretty... I also bought another most beautiful artbook ever (and came with free notebook) for only around $6-7USD. I think I bought a total of 5 artbooks and 1 old-school comic for less than 200 yuan..less than $30 USD. Oh god, Nini, your country is too wonderful... it is a paradise for us!!!

Oh yeah! I also bought a Saiunkoku Monogatari artbook (Japanese) which was a bit more expensive, but still ridiculously cheap (under $10 USD), and I also picked up a copy of "801 KANOJO" from a newspaper stand. LOLOLOL, I HAD TO MAN... ugg, I have to show you guys pictures!! The 801 Kanojo looked so illegal..I kept thinking "are they allowed to print copyright photos like that!! take candid photos of convention tables like that!?" It even came with UK and Japan paper craft doll thing. And a Prince of Tennis BL drama CD (oh noes, I smell Nini's bad habit appearing again.. |D ) But I recognized a lot of Chinese artists & doujin I admire from the convention photos, I wish I could've gone to a convention...

I've been looking so hard, everywhere, for an authentic Shinatty-chan but I haven't found one yet!! Maybe in Hong Kong..? ;A; They are getting pretty good with their copies, I've only seen retarded Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, teletubby, and Doraemon so far. All the Hello Kitty have no mouth.. T__T I bought a very angry-looking Panda though.

I'm sick right now though.. Maybe stomach flu? Mosquitos carrying mysterious disease? The street food I'm eating? I don't know... eating congee and hoping for magical Chinese dragons to cure my sickness because I can't afford a doctor now.

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Ok, finally... something really strange happened to my Fc2 blog!! It isn't allowing comments to be posted because there are "too many English characters" in the comment field. You have to write some Chinese in the comment in order for it to post. I don't remember changing any settings in my control panel, but I can't check because now that I'm in Nini's house, all the computer settings & internet are in Chinese so I can't tell what is what (well I probably can, but it'd take me half a day..) Well, in case this has happened to anyone before, help would be really appreciated...


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One last thing, the calendar month pictures submitted look amazing... *///A///* I wish I could redraw mine now T__T
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bunnbunn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
8D that...makes me really happy to hear adslkgsdg I actually already started making a China cosplay, but it's just been so much '@_@' (I didn't spend any money, so whatever XD) yayyy~ *glomps*

Goose liver reminds me of fois de gras XD what is this unintentional France imagery doing here...

"It's kinda funny, but on this trip I'm now known as Underground Dealer and Spy of the Orient. "
AHAHA RUSSIAN SPY MUCH
IMEAN
but...oh man XDDD
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
ahh..you still have to make a China costume! DDD< That doesn't replace it at all! The sleeves are short, and Nini needs loooong big sleeves! The qipao is just for a one day special. XD We're probably going to have a sewing day, so just buy the cloth and we can all stumble/suffer our way through!

They were like "We the United States will join together with China to defeat you!!" :| Really.
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taiyue Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
woah, you MUST do something on your yao obbsesion, <--(shut up money wise self!!!)
(my obssessed self)--> OMG!!! that's so cute!!! I wish I could see them... POST THEM UP!!! (as submissions plz so that I may comment on their awesomeness) I know that I also have a pretty high chance of gatting a Yao obbsession too at China. cuz, y'know, YAO IZ FRIGGIN' AWESOME.
(Mi Ivan <3 self)--> IVAN!!! YOU AND YOUR NINI'S CASTLE LOOKS AWESOME! (the church reminds me too much of a castle.) NiNi = reverse Mulan Ivan = that guy that sweeps NiNi off his (her) feet!!!
(realself)wow, 30$? dang, how R U gettin food?
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Student Filmographer
Maybe when I get back home, we will do a photoshoot and then I can post up photos as submissions! :D

It wasn't a church, it was the shanghai exposition center!! XD I couldn't find Ivan's onion dome church. ;A;

food is provided for the group, and sometimes they just give us a little bit of money to buy food off the streets (maybe that's how I got sick..)
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taiyue Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
I really advise you once you get the chance to try some fresh li zhi, It's the Perfect seasom for them. and look at the peonies, as this is probabaly the blooming time for them.
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
yeah, I think I've had some..~ :heart:

Today we got to eat some shaved ice. jsaklf;jdsa it was HEAVEN.. Especially in such a humid place like xiamen...
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johwa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
mygod do you know I actually facepalmed like 5 times reading this update XDDDDD :icondoublefacepalmplz:

MY GOODNESS...I...I WANNA SEE JANICE WEARING THAT, HAHAHAHAHA

it's good to see you're still alive though :)
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Student Filmographer
barely alive
I want to see her wear it too! We'll need those hair extensions, pronto!
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Shoumon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
OH and about the calendar! uh, OTL i didn't order mine yet, i was wondering if you guys will run out? OTL AB killed mai wallet.. and now i have to prepare for connecticon too *sighh*
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Student Filmographer
There are still a few left, so feel free to order! [link]
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Shoumon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Chinese signs FTW =w=b

... ;___; whut... her awesome art book for ONLY $5?!!!!FFF OTLLL that's so not fairrrr *soobbb* i wannnntttt >O< orz what book store did u go to??? I've never seen any art books there when i lived in china (that was uh.. 5-6 years ago in beijing xD)

xDD LMAO i was laughing so hard at the gifts u got for Yao-kun xDDD *almost wrote Yaoi-kun LOLL OTL*

well, glad you had a fun time~~ *extremely jealous* *sobbb*
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Student Filmographer
I'm not sure which bookstore it was, but it seemed like it was one of those famous chain bookstores (with 7 floors) and stuff. I bought in it Shanghai (somewhere near People's Park), man I couldn't find anything in Beijing... =v= No offense, haha, but Shanghai is better for shopping and stuff...

I think Yao-kun would hit me with the opium pipe though...bad memories with Eyebrows. (I have a grudge against him too. for something.) But the gold&black color was very pretty and I think it would look nice against his soft skin... |DDDDDDD (Ivan doesn't mind Yaoi-kun)
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toiletseat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
dayumsss sounds amazing

AH GAD I WANT THAT SHEL ARTBOOK WHAAAAa TAKE ME TO CHINA RIGHT NOWww

and yes on the too much english thing lmao
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Student Filmographer
I WANT YOU TO COME VISIT ME HERE TOOOOO...! Man, I'm so sick of being around a bunch of underage college kids who take advantage of the "no drinking age" in China and go out to bars every night..and then get drunk...and the vomit IN THE BUS...OTL
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toiletseat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
ewwwwwww

eEWWWWWWWEWEWEWEW

THAT SUCKS DUDEEEE

DONT GET DRUNK ;A;
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bunnbunn Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Sino-Soviet friendship mansion! XD that building looks gorgeous.
OMG SO MUCH CHEAP STUFF! *O*
"The 801 Kanojo looked so illegal"
LOLL, Oh my...
And...does the panda look unintentionally angry? XD Is it supposed to?
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Student Filmographer
sadly though, the building isn't preserved very well... T__T It looks gorgeous on the outside, but the inside has modern things tacked onto the old, you can see paint peeling in some parts, very ghostly and sad...

I SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT MORE MONEY.

man, we can try to decipher the language together. There was a huge section on Reborn and there was even a screenshot of GOWADERA. Only APH stuff was in the convention photos though.

I think it's unintentionally angry... it's like the shape of the black around the eyes looks like \ / so it makes him look angry.. plus he has really long arms. These past days I've sorta gotten attached to him though, muu..... His name (for now) is zhentou for pillow.
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bunnbunn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Those picture of the outside looked nice though *w* AND THAT BUFF IVANMAN STATUE ASLKGH. OMG.

China. He takes your money...

XDDD FFFF GOWADERA. WHY IS HE SO AWESOME

Awww, zhentou X3 what a cute name. But haha, angry pillows.
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
BUFF IVANMAN STATUE WEARING A MINI-SKIRT

I've grown attached to zhentou :noes:
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Tai-Chu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
The mouthless Hello Kitties sound frightening ahaha OTL
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kagami222 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Student Filmographer
mouthless Hello Kitty is normal...? XD
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Tai-Chu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Aaah your right..!
I remember it having that " w " mouth OTL
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taiyue Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
wow, I believe you on the 'everything is cheaper in china" seriously, when I was back there I got pokemon emerald for 50 cents (in chinese)! NiNi is just WAY to awesome, and when your there, listen for the kolkolkols. I myself do wish to buy those awesome art books. my grandma gave me and my bro each 500 yuan before she left. (my bro and I would never accept so she snuck on our desks right before she left.) Are you gonna ride that super fast train? because it is REALLY cool! Try to go to the zoo and see the Pandas! hope you feel better, it's a bummer to be sick!
P.S. how'd you get to go to China though?
P.P.S 我想快快回中国!<---there you go, Chinese!
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