me. me. me.

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 contract decided my allocation, and I found myself in the winter wonderland of Northern Japan; Hokkaido.
I find myself living here for almost 5 years, and after some job changes and moving around, I am currently residing in Sapporo, working full time as a researcher and translator in the television business with a part time job as a wedding singer.

As of May 2014, I am "pro-ethical girl", aiming to live as ethically as possible. You can read more on how that came about here.

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Hobbies: Singing, dancing, fashion & beauty, site creation & design, blogging, 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 very slow process)

love. love. love.

Animal: Cats
Colours: Pink, black, purple
Music Genres: 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 a bit of Jazz
Musicians: The Beatles,  In this MomentMUCCNo Doubt, Shiina Ringo, The Pretty RecklessYeah Yeah Yeahs, etc
Fashion: Mostly casual, grunge, goth and rock or punk chic with essences of harajuku girl, also days of preppy, gyaru and city lady
Fashion brands: H&Mhysteric glamourmoussyUNIFVivienne Westwood. Buys most brands second hand supporting ethical fashion
Characters: Gloomy bear, Sentimental Circus
Animes & Manga: Akazukin (Redhood) Cha Cha, DRRRR!, Gintama, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), Ouran High School Host Club
Topics of interest: History (especially the Victorian period), health & beauty

stalk. stalk. stalk...?

E-mail: utaitemyouri {at}

Photo Blog: My Pegasus Sky
My amateur photo-based blog, with pictures relating to travel, fashion, food and daily life. Also a place to express myself.

Tumblr: Sex, Ethics and Rock'n'Roll
Some posts from my instagram, with lots or reposts of things I like or am inspired by.

Twitter: @chipsnsoysauce
Instagram: @chipsnsoysauce

Japanese Twitter: @utaitemyouri
Japanese Simplog:

Pinterest: chipsnsoysauce

My recent fashion sets at Polyvore.