Geeky T-shirt Time!

Hey there!

So I’ve noticed that since I have started this blog, I haven’t actually posted anything that was geeky. Mainly because I wasn’t sure what kind of geeky thing I wanted to talk about first since there are so many things from my vinyl figures to books etc.(Sorry about that & sorry for those that are waiting for another skincare product review)

But anyways I thought I’d write a quick small post about Geeky T-Shirts. For those that like geeky stuff, there are so many shirts to buy especially if you know where to look. Personally I prefer t-shirts that are different and have unique designs, these are normally created by many different artists. These  are sometimes only available as a 24 hour shirt sale on such websites like teefury, qwertee, shirtpunch etc or can be purchased for much more money on tshirt websites. These are only a couple of websites that I purchased from, but there are so many to choose from.

Personally I prefer to purchase from Qwertee since I don’t have to worry about UK custom fees, since Qwertee is a company that is based in Ireland. So I don’t have to worry about making sure I’m within the customs tax’s limits which is £15 for anything stated as merchandise. It also means that delivery doesn’t take that long for items to arrive and I don’t have to worry about if the shirt will actually arrive. I have purchased from them many times and have never had a problem yet. (fingers crossed).

Qwertee is a company that sells limited edition t-shirts, sweaters, hoodies from many artists and features designs from many themes. Shirts range from £8-12 depending on what type you purchase.

  • If you purchase a 24 hour limited shirt, then it’ll be £8 + shipping costs, but fear not if you missed them like i do on occasion.
  • £10 shirts + shipping costs are normally the previous days shirts offer, so try and get it when it’s the first time).
  • The £12 shirts + shipping are the ones that are in their shop most of the time and  from time to time, they do go into the 24hour shirt sale time for a cheaper price.

These come in a large variety of sizes and you can even choose to have the design on a hoodie for £24 + shipping or a sweater for £15 + shipping.

But the best thing to look about for is their random shirt sale, where for a cheaper price of (£6) you can purchase a random shirts. I love doing that, and so far I have received some pretty good shirts with great designs. This is one of the shirts that I got as a gift from my sister, which you can still currently purchase from their website for £12. AHHH! I HAVE AN ALIEN INSIDE OF ME!DSCN472620160211_210917For those that might not be familiar with the design, the alien is from the film ‘Alien’ but can’t currently remember the artist that designed this (anyone know please let me know). And the best part of this shirt is, it GLOWS IN THE DARK.  (Sorry, couldn’t take a photo of it in the dark )

Anyways hope you enjoyed reading about where I get my Geeky Shirts. Let me know, if you like geeky shirts and where do you purchase them from? Want to see more of my geeky shirts, then let me know. 🙂

XXX

Kuroshitsuji ( Black Butler ) Ichiban Kuji Merchandise Haul

Hi, there sorry that it’s been a while since I’ve posted something. You might have seen it on my Instagram (@sweetgeeklife) that i managed to purchase loads of Ichiban Kuji prizes for the Black Butler anime. And I thought I’d share them with people that might be interested in Black Butler merchandise. These merchandise was for the season called Black Butler: Book of Circus

Encase you’re wondering what is Kuroshitsuji is. It’s a Japanese anime that is set in the Victorian times in England. Following the character Ciel who made a deal with a demon called Sebastian to get revenge on the people who killed his parents. That’s just roughly part of the story line and I won’t go into much detail of the story line since if your properly reading this, then you would know about the anime/manga series. This is one of my favourite anime/manga series. So whenever I get the chance to buy some of their merchandise I always have to pick some stuff up. So look out for more future posts on my Kuroshitsuji merchandise like art books, rubber straps etc.

But anyways back to what I recently purchased. These were bought from an EBay seller that lives in Japan so I know that the products are the Official Merchandise. (I don’t mind bootleg items since considering that some legitimate anime products can be pricey especially items that are only won in Japanese Lottery Prizes called Ichiban kuji.) Luckily I was browsing on ebay at the right time, since she was having a sale on her items and had combined it all together as a set. So I had the opportunity to purchase many things I wanted for a cheap price if no one else was going to bid against me. And considering the starting price was already at £12, I wasn’t going to bid anymore if someone was going to go against me. That’s because the Customs tax limit is £15 for anything that isn’t stated as gifts. Since I hate having to pay customs for my items and the process takes a bit longer for me to receive items. In her description of the item, she did state that items weren’t going to be stated as gifts on the parcel but she did in the end. Think this was why it put people off from bidding on the item. So I won the bid! YAY! I got it for the total of roughly £19, which was a steal considering that nearly all the items were items that could only be won in the lottery prizes. And many of the items are quite expensive when purchasing from UK sellers.

So what did I win?

  • 3 towels
  • 4 pocket mirrors (don’t you just look the patterns on the mirrors? it’s great for the whole circus theme)
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  • Stationary setdscn5158
  • Envelope set dscn5151
  • 2 post it note sets

Hope you enjoyed reading about my Kuroshitsuji Merchandise!

XXX

I’m Back!

Hey Readers!

I’m back after many months  to hopefully updating my posts more frequently with more reviews and experiences I had since I last stopped writing (fingers crossed, I promised myself that I will stick to blogging this time unlike my other attempts.) which I know has been many months now.

But anyways sorry for not posting on my blog, I thought it was going to take a couple of months but actually took longer than expected. With all the lil things happening in my life like my laptop breaking down and trying to maintain my Etsy business. (Little Shop of Cuties, just encase you wanted to check it out :)) That’s enough about these things before I start to write off topic. So I apologize to everyone that have been waiting for a post, but I have loads to talk about and have written many reviews to post, just need to add photos and everything will be done. They’ll be posted soon but I won’t bombard you readers with all the posts at once, it’ll be up over the next few days unless I get distracted. Lol.

Anyways sorry for the hiatus, let me know if there are any products or experiences that you would like to hear me talk about from my Instagram photos @sweetgeeklife.

Hope everyone has a lovely day!

XXX

 

 

The Faceshop Mini Pet Hand Cream Review

Hi there, here I am with another cute product. (I’m always a sucker for cute packaging) The Korean brand called The Face Shop has created a range of cute selection of adorable hand creams. They come in 4 different scents:

  • Baby powder-baby powder perfume
  • Sweets fruit-mango & peach perfume
  • White floral-jasmine & white musk
  • Fruity Floral-Green Peach, Plum & Cherry Blossom perfume

I ordered the whole 4 set of the cute little animals since they make great gifts for people. I gave my sisters the Baby powder and Fruity Floral scents as part of their Christmas presents. They were so happy with them and adored the cute packaging. My sister even keeps the hand cream on her desk at work, she loves having the cute little pet sit on her desk. Since the tubs were so cute, I obviously had to at least keep one for myself. I chose the sweets fruit scent but in the end had to swap with my sister. (She wasn’t happy with the baby powder smell).

Price: £3-4 each from Korea. £5-6 each from UK ebay sellers. (I purchased mine for $17.99 (£12.21) for the whole set of 4 from a Korean ebay seller called ideaseller_kr )

What it does : moisturizes your hand keeping them soft and silky with ingredients that contain high moisture & nutrition.

Packaging: The hand cream is in a adorable plastic tub that makes it look like the little animal is peeking out of a flowerpot. (well that’s what I think). The tubs are wrapped in a see through plastic to show that it’s new and has no outer box packaging. The tub is roughly 5cm tall and contains 30ml of cream. Since it is basic hand cream, there isn’t much writing. Only a small sticker is on the bottom with some Korean writing and a list of all the ingredients that it contains.

Ingredients:DSCN4810

Water, glycern, dipropylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cyclomethicone, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, dicaprylyl carbonate, isopropyl, myristate, butyrospermum parkll (shea butter), mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, camellia sinensis leaf extract, milk protein extract, argania spinosa kernel oil, triceteareth-4 phosphate, glycol stearate, peg-2 stearate, ammonium acryloyldmethltaurate/vp copolymer, peg-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, sorbitsn stearate, sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, xanthan gum, butylene glycol, disodium edta, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, frafrance, alpha-isomethy ionone, benzyl benzoate, citronellol, coumarin, limonene, linalool

 

 

 

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My View: Since it’s just a hand cream, there aren’t many benefits or properties that the hand cream claims to have. Except for the cute packaging, which I’m guessing is the main reason why people are purchasing this product and it’s quite cheap for hand cream. (that’s the reason why I purchased it) The cream is very light and absorbs quite fast which is very good and means that it’s not sticky after applying. All the scents aren’t too strong and they all have a nice scent, but that’s my opinion. (I haven’t opened the White Floral yet, might give it as a giveaway competition when I get enough followers, so wait and see ^__^) Depending on how much you actually place on your hands, the scent does last for a couple of hours.

In my opinion, it was a reasonable price for the hand cream that does what it’s supposed to do which is to moisturize your hands. Though for me personally i think the tub is a bit big to take in my bag, it’s roughly the size of my hands (and I have small hands). So I leave mine on my desk at home, since it’s a waste to put it in a draw especially when it’s cute! That’s why I prefer tubes of hand creams compared to tubs, as I don’t like getting cream underneath my nails. Which is why I use a tiny spoon or spatula, which would be very weird for people to see when I’m outside. Probably think that I’m eating a yogurt. Lol. The scents of the creams aren’t too strong, which is find for me since there is still a faint smell of the cream after a few hours.

So will I repurchase again? Maybe if I was giving it as a gift for someone that likes cute things but otherwise no. Since they’re many different hand creams to try. On the bright side, once I finish the hand cream I can reuse the tub again and store other things.

Have you tried any of the Mini Pet range? Let me know your thoughts on the product!

Hope you have a lovely day!

 

ETUDE HOUSE My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hair Band Review

Hi there!

Today I’m going to do a quick post about Etude House’s My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hairband! Etude House is a well known brand that produces girly cute products and is one brand that I like to look for when I’m searching for products. As you may have seen from various beauty bloggers and vblogs. Most of them seem to be wearing the Cat ear Hair band in photos. (I know a lot of readers will be a bit confused since Etude House calls it a hair band, where as I would call it headband. So I will be calling it hairband just for this post) And as a massive cat fan myself, I feel in love with the headband and immediately purchased one, why wouldn’t you. It has cat ears, people!

As I through my skincare routine or my mask time, my hair always gets in the way especially the small wisps of hair. So obviously the solution is to use a hair band, and why not let it be cute to make you feel happy when wearing it. So let’s get on with the review.

Price: £3-4 (from Korean seller) £6-9 (from UK seller). I purchased mine for £3.29 from a korean ebay seller called beautynetkorea they also have their own website

Packaging: well what can I say about the packaging, since I’m sure not many people really care about it. I’ll just keep it simple. It’s a plastic packaging with a pretty cute designs, with the heart doily pattern, spots and a little image of a cat. (not sure if you can see in the photo)

Directions: wear the Etti hair band to hold you hair up while putting on makeup or using a mask

My View:  IT’S SO SOFT! I love the material it’s made from, it’s very soft and has cute cat ears! The Hair Band is great, it does what it’s suppose to do which is to hold your hair up so using masks, skincare, makeup etc. And it does, especially since the band has a wider width unlike most hair bands it covers most part of the head. I prefer to fold it in half, since I’m not use to using a wide width hair band. Obviously if you have long hair, it’s best to tie your hair up when using it. (I was being lazy when I took the photos) There is only one size, but is said to fit all head sizes since the band has an elastic part which also helps with the band staying in place.  As mentioned before, I purchased mine from a seller called beautynetkorea, who dispatched the product very quick and was nicely packaged. It took about 8/9 days to arrive to me in the UK from Korea, which was very fast. And was sent in a small little box, which was nice since even though the product couldn’t break easily.I even received 2 free samples of Tony Moly Panda Dream’s White Hand Cream. I LOVE FREE SAMPLES!

Overall, the Etti hair band is VERY SOFT, CUTE & HAS CAT EARS! A+ in my book!

(Yeah I look a bit terrible in the photo, this is why I try not to take photos of myself)

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London Day Out (16-2-2016)

I love having days out with either my friends or my family. My friend and I decided to have a London Day Out with her & her kids since it was half term. We had originally planned to go to London’s Sealife Aquarium, and well that didn’t work out as planned. Since it was half term, nearly all the places in London were crowded with kids and tourists. This meant that walking through London was going to be a challenge. One word of advice when it is kids holiday times, always book your tickets in advance to make sure you can actually go to the attraction. Normally in the past, we were able to just walk up to the attraction and purchase tickets on the day. After queuing in a long line for a few minutes, we were told that all the tickets were sold out and we should try in at 3-4pm to see if there was any tickets left. I was quite surprised since I never heard of a aquarium having sold out of tickets before and it wasn’t the greatest feeling knowing that you had stood there for a while before being told. So we decided to go to Ripley’s Believe it or not in Piccadilly Circus.

Once arriving at Ripley’s, there wasn’t actually much of a queue which I was glad about. (If you traveled by train to London, it’s best to get the 2 for 1 deal to purchase tickets. Much cheaper than) The total cost for 2 adults and 4 kids were roughly £100 with the 2 for 1 deal. The building has 4 levels of different weird things, from shrunken heads to pictures made from lint. Many interesting things, that was still very weird. And let’s just say that it’s fine to take prams into this place but requires finding staff workers to take you through the lifts, since everywhere is stairs. I won’t say much about the things I saw here, since it’ll be much more interesting to see them yourself than me explaining it. Though here are a few things I saw to tempt you.

 

Overall even though I wasn’t sure the kids would like the place, they seemed to enjoy themselves looking at the weird things considering that the kids were 4-9 years old. They had fun especially through the mirror maze (photo below, sorry about it being blurry but you get the gist), which is one of the attractions that everyone should go to (well for those that don’t mind dark places and are quite careful. The first time I went in it, I bumped into the mirror many times. This was why they suggest having your arms straight forward. Lol) S1050999There is another attraction in the building called the Laser Race but due to the long queue, we decided not to do this. But this is a place that is worth the money to visit and a must for those like weird things.

Afterwards we decided to go for lunch at Ed’s Easy Diner near Leicester Square. For those that don’t know, Ed’s Easy Diner is an American themed diner that specializes in burgers and milkshakes. So obviously I had to have a burger and milkshake. I chose a Chicken BLT with onions rings, coleslaw & fries (£12) and an Oreo milkshake (£5).

The food and drink were delicious though the experience would have been better if the service was better. When we entered the place, we weren’t greeted with anyone. There were no waiters around except the kitchen staff who didn’t say anything, and with a sign saying you have to wait here until you’re taken to your seats. We stood for a few minutes until nearly when I was going to sit down a staff appears. That staff member seemed to be the only one that was only working, took a while before I actually was able to place my order as he was most of the time not to be seen. 2 more waiters then appeared after receiving my food asking if we were okay with our food. (Where were they hiding?) Overall the price of the food was a reasonable price considering that the plate was actually huge and the milkshake was so thick with ice cream. It actually made up for the service at the beginning. Though this was my first experience at this place, I’m sure that it might have just been this one place. But will definitely try again Ed’s Easy Diner in another location though.

As we were heading to the end of the day, we decided to take the kids to M&M world and Nickelodeon store. For both of these shops, the prices to me were quite high compared to other shops that you can buy these things. Though M&M world have many items that you can’t actually purchase in normal shops, this might be why the prices were so high. A magnet with a Letter and a couple of small images of the M&M characters was about £7. Walking around the shop is interesting to see the different characters and items that they have from cups, M&M dispensers & choosing your own M&M colours as the shop is quite large. I do love the personalised M&M though. (I might have to try it sometime for a special occasion.)DSCN4513

The Nickelodeon shop is actually quite small and mainly filled with SpongeBob stuff compared to the other characters & shows. But being a SpongeBob fan, I was quite happy. Even though some things were expensive, especially the clothes. I had treat myself after that long day. I purchased (you might have seen the photo from my instagram):

  • A long V-neck monochrome shirt for £26 (bit expensive but why not?)
  • A sweater for £6.50 (such a great deal)
  • A Patrick Star vinyl figure (wanted SpongeBob but couldn’t find it, even the staff tried looking for it for me)
  • Spongbob recycle bag for £2.99 (actually broke on the side which I was kind of disappointed about. The side split.)20160216_194610

Anyways that was my long exciting day out with my friend and her kids. Hope you enjoyed reading this, and maybe you found it interesting and try new things!

Have a nice day! (Hopefully your weather is  better than here, currently it’s very windy here in the UK)

XXX

Origami Hearts 💖 Tutorial Part 2

Hi there. Here’s Part 2 of my Origami Hearts tutorial. I was going to place them into 1 post but it seemed quite long. This tutorial shows how to make the Basic Heart. Check out Part 1 to create the small hearts here.

The 2nd basic Origami heart requires a square piece of paper preferably with the same colour on both sides of the paper, you will see why it’s better than having one coloured side paper. For the tutorial purposes, I have used one sided colour paper.

  1. Place the square piece of paper on the table and turn it 45 degrees to the right so that the square is in a diamond shape
  2. Fold the left corner of the diamond shape into the middle, then repeat with the right corner. Your paper should be the same as the photo
  3. Then take the corner that is in the middle and fold it to the end of the paper. Repeat the same action on the right hand side of the diamond.
  4. Turn the paper over, then take the left hand side of the newly created shape and fold into the centre. Repeat this on the right hand side to create a thinner diamond shape.
  5. Then turn the paper over and fold in half. Take the middle corner point on the left side of the paper and gently open to the left. The side should meet the edge of the paper. Repeat this on the right hand side, opening to the right side.
  6. Flip over the paper and repeat Step 5 again. You should have this shape at this step. Open up the paper and take the bottom corner that is touching the table and fold it into the middle. Then take both corners and fold it into the centre to create the bottom point of the heart. Turn the paper over and repeat the same step with the bottom corners.
  7. You should have a neatly folded heart which you can either write a message inside the middle of the heart (continue steps below) or you can glue the bottom tips together so it doesn’t open up.

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    If you would like to write a message then:

  8. Open the heart up, you should see the diamond shape inside the heart. Fold this down on both top and bottom sides to create room to write.
  9. Then write the message inside, and close the heart

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    In the end, you should have a heart that looks like this. As you can see, I have white tips on the top of my heart. This was the reason why it’s best to have the same colour on both sides of the paper. DSCN4788

Let me know if you have any problems or questions. Might try and do a video tutorial when I have the time. Hope you have fun making these hearts! If you tried this tutorial, remember to take a photo of your creation and share it on instagram with @sweetgeeklife so I see how well you have done! ^_^

Origami Hearts 💖 Tutorial Part 1

Valentine’s Day is only a day away. And for some that means trying to find some quick and easy last minute gifts or some last bits and bobs to add to your gift. I know that some people prefer handmade gifts and what better than receiving Handmade Origami hearts to show how much you love that person. Since I always make origami many hearts when it’s close to Valentine’s Day to give to people, I thought I’d show a quick tutorial to my readers to try themselves. Don’t they look lovely and it doesn’t even have to be for Valentine’s Day either, that’s what I love about Origami hearts since it can be used in various ways.

I thought I’d share some heart crafts that everyone can easily make even for those that don’t know how to do origami.

The first tutorial is for Lucky Hearts. For those that have heard of Origami Lucky stars or Origami Wishing Stars, then the tutorial should be quite familiar for you as it consists of the nearly the same concept. And for those that haven’t, Lucky stars are made using a long strip of paper which is then folded and pushed to create the star shape. Here’s a photo of some Lucky Stars that I have made:DSCN2518.JPG

(I love making them in different colours and it’s so much fun)

Anyway back to the tutorial, you’ll need strips of paper  (depending how many hearts you want, 1 strip makes 1 heart) roughly 1-2cm wide depending how big you want the heart to be. In the tutorial I have chosen to use 1.5cm wide and length being the size of an A4 paper so roughly 29.5cm. The colour of the paper can be your choice with it being coloured on either sides or just one side.

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  1. Place the strip of paper on the table (If your using one coloured side , the make sure the blank/white side is facing you when placed on the table)
  2. Starting on the left hand side, fold one corner to the top line as shown in the photo to create your first triangle.
  3. Fold the triangle to the right, making the same triangle shape again. Keep altering the triangle to keep wrapping the paper around the main triangle. Continue this making the same triangle shape until you get near the end of the strip, leaving 1-2 cm.
  4. With the leftover cm of paper fold a small triangle and slip into the previous slit of the triangle to secure the paper
  5. Along the longest edge of the triangle, push down gently in the middle to form the middle of the heart.
  6. Then flatten the two tops of the heart tips and cut a semi circle to the top points to create the desired heart shape tops

You should now have a small Heart ( well kind of. I wasn’t really perfect with my folding to make sure that it was close to the edge) which you can make more and place in a jar as a gift or as decoration.

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Check out Part 2 for the other Origami Heart tutorial! Let me know if you have any problems or questions. Might try and do a video tutorial when I have the time. Hope you have fun making these hearts! If you tried this tutorial, remember to take a photo of your creation and share it on instagram with @sweetgeeklife so I see how well you have done! ^_^

Bloglovin’, Instagram & Pinterest!

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Hi there!

Yes that’s right, I’ve started making accounts in other forms of social networking. A bit late, but like I always say ‘Better late than never‘. 😜 So for those that prefer a particular social networking site,  you can still keep updated on what my blog posts are about. (Sorry about that Bloglovin’ link straight away, supposedly the link has to be on the top so I can link my account up to claim the blog etc)

Follow me on my Pinterest Account (though I’ve just started using Pinterest and not quite sure what I’m suppose to update yet): sweetgeeklife

Instagram Account (a closer look at my life & blog posts, might include a couple of cat pics every now and then :)) : @sweetgeeklife

Might include a Facebook page in the future, but will wait a while. Anyways hope to hear from you all soon!

Have a nice Day!

 

🐵 Gong Hei Fat Choy! 🐵 🎊

Happy Chinese New Year to all my readers! (even if you don’t celebrate it) For those that don’t know, today the 8th February 2016 is Chinese New Year! The Year of the Monkey!  🐒 The day where in my household it consists of many phone calls from relatives wishing ‘Happy New Year’, good food and red money envelopes. Truthfully our family doesn’t really do much for the new years since there isn’t really much to do especially if you don’t live near Chinatown in London. But like most people we celebrate with food, which I’m always grateful for.

So i thought I’d share with my readers some of the delicious Chinese New Year desserts that I’m enjoying today (though i enjoy these desserts all year round ^_^)

  • Gok Jai (many different spelling variations)-a traditional dumpling pastry filled with either a sweet or savoury filling that is deep fried. These were given to us by a family friend, who must know that I have a sweet tooth since they went with the sweet option. Yay! These Sweet Gok jai dumpling are filled with both white & black sesame seeds, dried coconut, sugar and peanuts. Traditionally these dumplings are fried, but nowadays many online recipes prefer to go with the healthy option of baking them. These are very simple to make and are very delicious with the sweet crunchy filling.DSCN4688DSCN4689
  • Jian Dui (also known as sesame balls)-a deep fried pastry sesame covered ball made from glutinous flour with a sweet filling. These were made by my mum, who loves to cook. With various sweet fillings to choose from, my mum prefers to make Sweet Sesame Balls with a red bean filling. The savoury option is something that my mum likes to do, though most sesame balls are sweet filling. My mum makes her savoury option for those that don’t like sweets, the filling includes chicken, carrots, water chestnuts & mushrooms. (would have photos of these but they were all eaten by the time I realized that I didn’t take any. You can always google search them )
  • Red Bean Nian Gao or Red Bean Steamed Cake (various names which I’m not sure which is the right-a steamed cake, well I say cake but it has the texture that is springy. This is since the Nian Gao is made of glutinous rice flour, which makes the cake chewy with red bean added to it for extra flavour. 20160207_210536

Hope you enjoyed reading about some of the Chinese desserts that are available. I’m stuffed from eating so much today by the time i finish writing this post. ^_^ Hope everyone has a nice day!

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(My Chinese New Year Monkey Papercut)