Published 2/28/2011 by

February 2011 in a nutshell ~


  • Start of the Chinese Rabbit Year! my year *muahahaha*

  • Valentine's Day - my bf came to visit me during worktime and brought me a cute heart-shaped dessert! ♥

  • Celebrating 1 year Laurita.ch

  • restarted Japanese classes!

  • bought a craft book and started learning to knit (I'm still bad though....-.-')

  • falling asleep to relaxing music (rainymood.com or forestmood.com etc)

Currently ♥-ing

♥ food: cereal crackers with Kiri cheese (perfect snack when busily on the run)
♥ clothes: Liz Lisa Leopard Coat & brown Innocent World boots
♥ activity: (Sunday: ) taking a refreshing stroll in a near wood with my boyfriend and Princess Coco (& watching her jumping around happily)
♥ tv drama: KDRAMA 《마이 프린세스》 (My Princess) specially the first few episodes are SO funny >_<'
♥ book: "How to be Hepburn in a Hilton World" by Christy Jordan
♥ iphone app: CAMERAtan (as you can see, all photos were edited with this app ♥ )

Plans for March 2011

  • start learning Needle Felting! ♥

  • buy a library card and start renting books and videos

  • sponsor a girl in Vietnam (through WorldVision - I used to sponsor a Mongolian girl when I was younger but then her family moved out of the project territory so the sponsorship finished)

  • exchanging snail mail (& small gifts) with cool Gals in Japan

  • start reading "The 5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman and "Pronoia is the antidote for Paranoia" by Rob Brezsny

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Published 2/25/2011 by

J-Magazines (April 2011) ~

Here are (exclusively for my beloved readers) some of the newest Japanese magazines,
this is part 4 of my monthly series, featuring all APRIL issues ^_^
Hope you enjoy reading and please comment if you download! ❤ ❤
I'll keep updating this page as long as there's some interesting April 2011 issues ~ 
- so make sure to check back often! ~ 

last update: apr 18th: Cutie

GLB39 Ageha Cutie

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Published 2/19/2011 by

1 year LAURITA.CH ~

Exactly one year ago I wrote my first post on Laurita!
At that time it was still called "lacosta lifestyle" and I wasn't really sure what to write about. My baby has grown into a (still) small but well frequented lifestyle blog with Asian fashion as main topic. That's actually not everything I planned - "Laurita" should mainly be my diary, where I keep memories of what I do, not just a fashion blog... so I hope to make more time to track down my daily life ^_^

Thanks for the congratulation, Miho-chan, you made my day! *hug*

Some weeks ago we got our newest addition of APPLE computer family - our beloved 27'' iMac... I downloaded the Corel Painter 11 Test Version (I already ordered the student's version but it takes 2 weeks to arrive) and have SO MUCH fun drawing! I think I really missed spending hours concentrated on actually creating beautiful pictures - it's so inspiring, relaxing yet exciting! ^_^

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Published 2/04/2011 by

Happy Bunny Year ~

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Published 2/03/2011 by

Popteen Reader of the month ~

I recently posted this announce on Livejournal's jmagazinescans community, leaving you all kind of puzzled.

This is a new project of mine, let me introduce it to you!
So many of us enjoy reading Japanese magazines but don't have the opportunity to buy them. That's why the Chinese scanlation sites are very popular and scans are circulating all over the internet. This has lead to a small community of Jmag Fans who actually enjoy very specific magazines and are (style-wise) heavily influenced by them but who don't even know each other!
"Reader of the month" will be a page featuring one POPTEEN fan every month, making her a bit famous (;P) and giving her the opportunity to add her two cents about the mag and how it's influenced her style. The page will be integrated in the original magazine scan of POPTEEN, available on this page! =P
I think everyone will benefit from this project and it will also "upgrade" the scans to something more than just a cheap replacement of the original magazine, because it will add a bit of a community feeling, make each "Reader of the month" known to a broad readership and will allow the readers to contact the featured person.
If this project is successful I'll extend it to some other popular magazines like SCAWAII, VIVI, KERA and RANZUKI! ^_^

To give you an idea how this whole "Reader of the month" project will look like, I add myself as the first "Reader of the month" for the February issue!
Check it out and tell me if you like the concept or have some criticism, I'd love to hear your opinion - it's a community project, after all!
There are also some people who signed up for the March edition, please send me some outfit shots and a profile photo (high resolution) - as you see the file is quite big and you don't want your photo to be blurred, do you? =P

This is the February Popteen with the featured ROTM:

download here
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