I'm Narise, an alias I made up by playing around with the sounds of my middle name. It seems to be a real girl's name, though. I've had stupid web aliases which I thought were cool in the past and decided to go back to using my real name for a long while but thought I'd play it safe, though those who know me will find me easily as I've pasted up pictures of my face.

I look Asian. Fully Asian to most, but my huge height of 178cm (about 5'11) makes some think otherwise. That would be because my mother is Japanese and my father is White British (although ironically I look nothing like my mum and very similar to my dad).
I was born and bred in England, though thanks to the efforts of my wonderful mum, I'm able to speak Japanese quite fluently as my second language. I'd been lucky with a number of visits to Japan to see family, and at the age of 22 I began to work here. My first work's contract decided my allocation, and I found myself in the winter wonderland of Northern Japan; Hokkaido.
I find myself living here for over 4 years, and after some job changes and moving around, I am currently residing in Sapporo, working 2 part time jobs as an English speaking childcare teacher and a wedding singer.

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Hobbies: Singing, dancing, fashion & beauty, site creation & design, eating, going out to restaurants & cafes, nights out, sleeping, travelling
Languages spoken: English, Japanese, a tincy-wincy bit of French
Instruments: Vocals, violin (no longer playing), attempting bass guitar (in slow process)

Animal: Cats
Colours: Pink, black, purple
Cities & Towns: London, Birmingham, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukouka, Seoul, Hakodate, Otaru, Sapporo
Music Genre: All kinds of rock (from Visual-kei to the Oldies), as well as some Dance, Pop, J-pop & K-pop, Musicals, R'n'B, Electro and Jazz.
Musicians: The Beatles, Lady Gaga, MUCCNo Doubt, Shiina RingoTokyo Jihen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc etc.
Fashion brands: hysteric glamour, jouetieTop ShopUMBRELLA, UNIFVivienne Westwood (mostly for the accessories), second hand clothing stores (such as Second Street) etc.
Characters: Gloomy bear, KumamonSentimental Circus etc.
Animes & Manga: Akazukin (Redhood) Cha Cha, DRRRR!, Gintama, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), Ouran High School Host Club
Other random loves: History (especially the Victorian period), cute crap, looking up pointless videos on Youtube to feed my fangirlism

Current Goals: Be more ethical in what I buy, be more active in charity work, be as close to my ideal body shape as possible, be healthy and look great!

For a specific list of some of my favourite things, check out my fanlistings here.

Now you have a much better idea of what to get me for my birthday ;)

Stalk me?

E-mail: utaitemyouri {at}
I dare you spam to me...

Not much to see here yet, though...

Photo Blog: A Cup of Materialism
Another personal blog, but updated more frequently (she says) with mostly pictures and less text.

Pinterest: chipsnsoysauce
Twitter: @bfglardmonster
Japanese Twitter: @chipsnsoysauce
Mixi:* (Japanese only)
*will only add people I already know as friends

My Cosplay collections for only those who like it:
Deviantart: (dead)

Can't get enough of Fashion.

My recent fashion sets at the ever-so-addicting Polyvore.