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 2 part time jobs as an English speaking childcare teacher and a wedding singer.

Officially as of May 2014, I am an "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 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 Jazz.
Musicians: The Beatles, Lady Gaga, MUCCNo Doubt, Shiina RingoTokyo Jihen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc etc.
Fashion brands: Currently finding my style through Ethical Fashion brands, though I still like hysteric glamour, Top Shop, H&M, UNIFVivienne Westwood, though I buy them second hand from stores such as Second Street, or buy their ethical lines.
Characters: Gloomy bear, KumamonSentimental Circus etc.
Animes & Manga: Akazukin (Redhood) Cha Cha, DRRRR!, Gintama, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), Ouran High School Host Club
Topics: History (especially the Victorian period), Health & Beauty
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!

stalk. stalk. stalk...?

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

Not much to see here yet, though...

Photo Blog: A Cup of Ethicalism
My photo-based blog, with some slightly nicer looking pictures of travels, fashion or a random day in my life.

Tumblr: The Health & Ethics of a Japanese Brit
Basically the same posts as this blog but shorter, and with lots or reposts from other blogs.

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)

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