"Passion" by Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル) is one of my most favorite songs in the world. This song also comes in many different forms/remixes as well, so I could always listen to the same song, yet never tire of it. Here are the few forms of Passion that I enjoy (feel free to add),

  • [x] Single/PV Version
  • [x] Kingdom Hearts opening credit cut
  • [x] Sanctuary (KH opening credit cut, English)
  • [x] Orchestra Instrumental
  • [x] After the Battle (Kingdom Hearts)
  • [x] String Quartet
  • [x] Ganny Mix

I’m sure there are many other version out there, but these are the first few that come to mind when I think of Passion.

Artist: Akihisa Kondo (近藤晃央)

Track: "Black Night Town ( (ブラックナイトタウン)"

Plays: 36 plays
Artist: Cirque Du Soleil

Track: "Running On The Edge"

Plays: 18 plays
Artist: Mindless Self Indulgence

Track: "Bring the Pain"

Plays: 16 plays
Artist: Inoue Kazuhiko

Track: "Uragirimono no Hisou na Sakebi (裏切り者の悲壮な叫び)"

Plays: 80 plays

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when somebody whos generally nice gets upset over the smallest thing then its probably because theyre fed up of getting walked all over all the time and having their feelings and belongings disregarded by other people so next time someone flips their shit because you took a piece of their food without asking or wore a piece of their clothing without permission you should probably apologise instead of saying they have a short temper or theyre too dramatic

As I was scrolling through Instagram, one of the guys that I follow posted a picture of a soap bar from the Kojie San brand; which claims to whiten your skin tone, lighten up sun spots, lighten up scars, etc. The main ingredient of this soap is, Kojic Acid, which is commonly used in preventing fruits from oxidizing and fading of the red/pink colors in seafood!

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I ordered this soap from an eBay seller and it arrived to me the morning of December 13th, 2013 one week after I ordered it. The box came with two, individually wrapped bars of soap that were just a bit smaller than your typical Dove soap bar. I decided to cut the bars into very tiny pieces (just a bit thicker than your pinky nail) because I’m not a big fan of using a whole bar, getting it lathered up only to leave it all gross and messy in the soap dish. Those small pieces are enough to lather up and generously cover your whole face and neck anyways. 

I’m sure that nobody really cares how I treat the soap or what size I cut it though, the main question is; Did it lighten my skin? Here’s a picture to show you…

Picture on the left was taken on December 14th, 2013 the day before I started my daily usage of the soap. The picture on the right was taken today, April 1st, 2014. Please do not worry, this isn’t some April Fool’s prank. I haven’t changed the light bulbs in my bathroom since then, so I can assure you that this was all taken in the same beige colored room, with the off-yellow, fluorescent light.

Method: After receiving and cutting the soap bars into little bits, I basically started washing my face with this soap every single day, minus the weekends. I normally took those days off to use my Angels on Bare Skin cleanser from LUSH. During the mornings, I use my typical Tea Tree Face Wash from the Body Shop, and during the evenings, when I shower, I use the Kojie San soap. Just simply lather it up like any other bar of soap and apply on your face. After you’re done please remember to apply your toner and moisturizer of choice. One of the issues with this soap is that it really dries your skin out. If you want any suggestions for moisturizers please click here.

Please note, I’ve been using this soap during the months of December until now, and it is still snowing in Canada. I rarely go outside due to this, and the sun barely ever shines. I’ve only used up a bar and a tenth of a bar since December.

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Cons:

I have sensitive, combination skin, so this might be able to help you judge whether or not you would like to purchase this soap and give it a try.

Overall: This is a really good soap that works. The smell may be a little harsh (strong orange peel scent with a very acidic tone), and you may get dried out skin, but you get used to it over time and it isn’t so bad after a couple of weeks. I would give this soap a 4 out of 5.

Artist: The Heavy

Track: "Be Mine"

Plays: 52 plays
I’m so happy.
Renoirs (via renoirs)