Pokémon x Its' Demo Cosmetics Haul

清水翔太 (Shota Shimizu) - Love

As a huge fan of Pokémon back in the 90's and 00's, I watched the animations, played the game (on an emulator), and collected a bunch of merch. So imagine my excitement when I got wind of the new Pokémon x Its' Demo collection, which not only includes cosmetics but also stationery and household items. Long story short, when the collection launched online in May, I quickly placed an order through a Japan-based shopping service to get several items, which promptly arrived at my doorstep two weeks later.

I know you're here to take a peep at what I snagged from the collection, so let's cut straight to the chase. These are the items in my Pokémon 💓 Its' Demo haul:

Welcome to LauraLeia.com!


I finally got my own domain!

My inner voice is rolling its eyes and saying "About time."

Anyway, it's finally done, and I'm proud to announce that www.lauraleia.com is now up and running!

What took me so long to get a .com?
Procrastination. I probably should've gotten it back when I was still actively blogging and attending events, but at that time I simply didn't see the need to put money into getting a domain, and didn't have the resources to do so.

Why lauraleia.com?
Well, at this point, it's pretty obvious to me. Creating a brand name is important, and like it or not, the name LauraLeia has stuck with me for a pretty long time now. Might as well make good use of it. ;)

Why now?
To be honest, I decided to get this domain mainly because...
  • of kiasu-ism - what if somebody took my domain name?!
  • I wanted to revive my blogging activities and share my interests with others
  • it would help me discover another technical aspect of blogging and websites (blogging taught me basic HTML skills, haha)
  • it's the next step to building my own personal writing portfolio

I know it's pretty basic and all, but to me, it's enough (for now). Thanks for sticking around even through the long hiatus, and I hope you'll enjoy the posts to come.