Monday, December 31, 2012

End of the Year

Hello! This is the last time I'll be blogging in 2012. I would just like to spend this sentence to say how thankful and grateful I am for all the people who read this blog. I don't care if you've been with me since August or if you somehow landed on this blog today. You guys really cheer up a bad day or a boring winter break. It's nice knowing that people are reading what I write! I will miss 2012. I hope that everyone has a great start to the new year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I am Not Ready to Say Goodbye

Hello! Welcome to my life. You must learn a lot of pointless things by keeping up to date with my life. Well today, I have a couple more tidbits for you! I love shoes, more than even sweaters and skirts, and cookware. Crate & Barrel is sort of one of my favorite stores, ever. I could spend an eternity looking at different frying pans and lemon squeezers. I get excited at baking pans and salt shakers. I want to live by myself (or with a roommate, lucky girl she'll be) and just indulge in all sorts of interesting cookware. I want to have an apartment in New York that looks out at the city. I love the buzzing environment of a city. I love the fact that you're never alone in a big city, even if you are technically alone sitting in the dark watching a chick flick. The lights are on, the supermarkets are open, and there is a lot to do. This summer, it was the first time I experienced night life in Korea. I have always been scared of being abducted and kidnapped so walking around at night has not been one of my hobbies. Korea is also one large bustling city, no matter where you geographically are. It was some of the most fun I've had walking around boutiques and trying on clothes and eating food. The city has a different vibe at night than it does during the daytime. Nightlife to me always meant clubbing and drunk people but that experience proved me wrong. The day after that, I watched a movie that started at 11 with the people at my church. I really did try a lot of new things this year and I'm not ready to say goodbye.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Let's Philosophize

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! It's almost Saturday! The days of the week have really lost their meaning now that I'm on winter vacation. Today I was going to go to a fancy Italian restaurant and it was almost perfect on a family outing. The restaurant opened at 5:30 and we were there by 5:38. There were already no empty tables and the lady at the front said it was about an hour and 20 minute wait since people had just sat down. In dismayed spirits, we ate Chinese food. My fortune cookie said that a pleasant surprise is in store for me soon so we'll see.

I was giving some of my relationship advice to one of my friends. It sounded just like the single and geeky person I am so I wanted to share it with all of you here. Because I am just the right person to get romantic advice from. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Forever Alone?

Hello! My life has been rather boring and I'm sorry for the lack of blog posts. I don't want to bore you with my incredibly boring life; but I will anyways. . . . And then I have a "sorry I didn't post on Christmas" sort of surprise. I was just not feeling the holiday spirit this Christmas. I really wanted to go to Colorado to ski and see friends but I couldn't, because I need to study. That really aggravates me but there's nothing I can do. It's not my fault that I'm not smart enough to get a 2400 on the SAT. My mom told me we could go skiing if I managed to score a 2400 on a couple practice tests. I wanted to pound my head against a wall. I'm so dying to ski. I want to play in snow, roll in snow, even fall backwards on my skis into the snow. Sighhs! So jealous of all you out there on the slopes. So here's what I wanted to do this winter break. You guys have probably seen this before, it's nothing new. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Amongst the Chaos

Hello everyone! It's Christmas Eve here and I'm possibly having the worst Christmas ever. Everyone in my family is really irritable this past week. I have no idea why. I've also had way too much food in the past few days. On the bright side, I downloaded Microsoft Word for Mac and I've missed it immensely. Pages is mediocre but I'm not sure if my connivence is worth $94. It's my Christmas present this year. Right now, we're waiting for carolers from church! As an early Christmas present, here is another chapter of Coffee Shop.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Q&A: World Traveler Edition

Hello everyone! It's officially winter break here! It's kind of daunting seeing all the work that I need to do during this time. There are only four days before Christmas and the world did not end today. I know I skipped a week but it's increasingly difficult to find questions that I haven't already answered about myself. If you have any questions you want answered, comment below! I'd be happy to answer any reasonable questions! 
PS: I have no idea how to get the font like the post I made for Coffee Shop. I really want to know though.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Surprise! & Winter Break!


Hello everyone! Guess what? My super cool font might be back? Isn't that an added bonus? I figured it out! I'm using Georgia from now on. I don't think it makes much of a difference but still, I'm happy. It's my winter break starting tomorrow. I just have one short half day between me and winter break. I have 0 motivation which is BAD. I've pretty much been making Christmas cards all this time. . . So I was talking to one of my friends and there are a lot of things I want to do during winter break. My mind works best with charts and this kind of thing compared to more and more words.
Things I want to do:
1. Ice skating! 
2. Watching movies at the theater
3. Eat at a fancy restaurant 
4. Seeing the giant Christmas tree at Union Square, San Francisco 
5. Read chick flicks
6. Watch korean dramas (School 2013 anyone?) 
7. Visit an art museum! 
8. Drink hot chocolate (or any of those things stated above) with someone special. Can I make it any more obvious? 
9. Go on a fun trip! 
10. Get a hair cut. 
11. Write lots and lots of things that I don't ever have time for. 
12. SKI! I'm still a Coloradan at heart. (Is that proper?)
13. See a musical. 
14. Sleep. 

Things I probably will do:
1.Skate on the frosted grass! That's as close to snow as it gets. 
2.Eat ramen by myself. 
3. Google pictures of the giant Christmas tree in Union Square and wish I was there. 
4. I will read Moby Dick and finish it. Only . . . 85 chapters left!
5. I will probably watch korean dramas and movies that I never have time for by myself, bawling my eyes out. Wonderful. (this also covers the #2 of my want to do list)
6. Google art at best? I don't see that happening. 
7. I will drink hot chocolate. .  with myself! Even better right? I wish I had a cat. 
8. Fun trip that will consist of going to my tutor's house. YES! SAT! OMG! So excited. Even better than going to Korea for winter break. 
9. I probably will get a hair cut! 
10. I can see myself writing at preposterous hours because you can't put a time on inspiration and creativity. 
11. Hmm... I don't see this one happening either. I will skate on the frosted grass instead. 
12. Nope. Not happening. 
13. Sleep? What is sleep? 

Heheh. I hope you felt slightly amused. What will you do during winter break?
And now, I did work on a chapter! Long time, no Coffee Shop, but here it is! Enjoy! xx How did I get the font like this? I am so incredibly happy! How? How? How? Does anyone know?

Monday, December 17, 2012

A New Adventure

Hello friends! I started writing a new series based on a jolt of inspiration. I wish I had more time to write but fortunately enough my winter break is coming really soon! So I'll have a lot of concrete time to write then. This new series is meant to be a shorter one that I plan to cap at about 50 pages. The Coffee Shop series is facing some serious closure. I don't have motivation to write for Coffee Shop and it's not where my inspiration is at. I've moved on from the characters and new projects have simply blossomed from everywhere. I wrote a couple more pages of Lillian's solo adventure but for this Monday Memoir I want to share a new story. I would love any feedback.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Joy of Sweaters

Hello everyone! I know I've been really MIA lately and I apologize profusely. I've been stressed and the motivation to write and blog has really decreased. I have been busy balancing school work and Christmas. Haha. I love Christmas so much but it's terrible for concentration and actual work. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the worst for productivity. Christmas is a time to be festive and give and write cards. It's a time to celebrate family and friends and look forward to the new year. Oftentimes, I do need to take a step back and realize how fortunate I am.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Whale of a Time

Hello! Long time no see! I've been busy, haha. I've been reading Moby Dick as I think I previously mentioned. It's a really great read, no sarcasm, so I recommend it! I've been writing chapter by chapter reflections that are mostly about my life. My teacher still think they're interesting and a pleasure to read so kudos to my strange stories. I've decided to share a couple :) I hope you enjoy. I liked these reflections enough to share.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Alice in Vocabland

Welcome back to another possibly dreary Monday. A math test fried my brains so we're back to vocabulary stories! These stories actually helped me ace last week's vocabulary test! I suggest it as a study tool if any of you have a hard time vocab or if your teacher makes intensely difficult vocabulary tests. There are no free points in that class. I've never seen a teacher grade everything in such a detail oriented manner. I do appreciate it though, after I'm done sobbing over lost points, because my work ethic is slowly improving as well as my writing. My work ethic hasn't increased by much though because it's 9:36 pm and I still have to write 5 darned reflections. Moby Dick really isn't bad and has a lot of wonderfully insightful quotes. I do recommend it as a leisurely read for some of the more dedicated readers out there. It isn't a chick flick or an easy skim though. . . hahah. It's up to you!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Blessed.


I am truly blessed. I may whine a lot about my first world problems but I'm so grateful for everything that I have. I have some of the best friends in this world who would do anything for me. They aren't the type of friends that sugarcoat words so that you don't feel upset. They are the friends who tell you the truth when no one else does and help you get up again. Why would a true friend lie about the little things? For instance, they say that a white lie can't hurt but would you want your friends to tell you that you look nice in a hideous hat? Wouldn't you rather look great and make a good impression? 
It seems like everyone is thankful on holidays. I do try to smile on every single day but often there are times where I just don't want to smile. My church is really awesome and it's been a year and half since I first became part of the family. It's my first year doing secret santa and the atmosphere was overwhelming with love and joy. The thing I loved most about this was that everyone spent so much time and consideration with their gift. No one bought a simple gift card but rather put thought into their gifts. That's what really matters at the end of the day. My secret santa was really awesome and she knows me so well. I'm not sure how the guy I had really felt inside. I made a lovely group activity though. It's funny watching all the girls of our congregation reading all the words and looking at the pictures while the guy just really wanted a no fuss gift. Maybe I won't do this again but it was really fun making it. I believe that a gift should be something that you want to give and hopefully something that the other person wants to receive. I will be warm and toasty in the winter though :) 
So write cards and brighten people's day, because a little inconvenience to you could mean the world to someone else. Why not use the holidays as a good excuse to write to people? Why not make other people smile?  

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursdays with Lillian

Hello everyone! I don't think this schedule thing is working out quite right. I will promise three blog posts a week though, two of those being Monday Memoir and a Q&A sesh. I had a four page long math assignment consisting of a myriad of problems. Needless to say, blogging was not my first priority. We started reading Moby Dick in English and it's really not that terrible. Don't feel discouraged at the bad rumors or the the length. Perhaps I'll share my own personal reflection of the first chapter in a later post. My teacher is making us write reflections/passage analyses on each and every single chapter. That's 135 pages of my thoughts. My teacher is really ambitious. I would not want to read 20-something of these each night. She assigned us two yesterday. 

Anyways! You're probably looking forward to seeing how far Lillian's life has progressed since you last met her. She has her own tag now! Isn't that exciting? 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Let's Learn Vocabulary

Hi. Hello. Welcome! Mondays usually mean Monday Memoirs but I just don't have the time or inspiration today to write, even just a small snippet. So instead, in the spirit of studying vocabulary, I decided to write a story based on the words from my vocabulary book. Inspiration can come from anywhere and as of now I feel enlightened by these words. This week's words are about wrongdoing and justice. For those of you who enjoy Monday Memoirs, don't worry because they will be back. I've just taken a short hiatus. This is basically a Monday Memoir just with a lot more words. For those of you wondering where Coffee Shop is, that too will eventually be posted.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Disappointment

Hello! As the title suggests, I didn't have a very successful time at the tournament yesterday. We weren't given the judges' comments so I'll be excited to see what they want me to improve upon and what I did well. I think I did well for my first ever tournament in this event. There were only five people in varsity OPP (Original Prose and Poetry) and so we heard the same speeches 3 times. I wish they did what they did for Thematic Interpretation where they combined varsity and novice so people listened to different speeches but were still given trophies based on varsity and novice. There was no final round for TI either (we didn't have enough people, I don't know why they didn't) so my friend and I watched the final round for varsity Humorous Interpretation. I'm not sure why they combined TI but not OPP. It was disappointing to leave the 7+ hour tourney without a trophy but it was a learning experience and I'm determined to return to the tourney in January and beat the guy who gave a speech about a house fire tragedy.

It's December 2nd! Tis the season for gingerbread houses, decorative lights, Christmas trees, and all sorts of different merriments. I love the holiday season for all the joy that you can tangibly feel in the air. Radio stations play holly jolly music and TV shows bring back renditions of favorite Christmas stories or original stories bringing holiday cheer. It's a time to be thankful for what you have and spend time with your friends and family, and of course the arrival of Jesus. Needless to say, it's my favorite holiday.

I am also super excited for the movie edition of Les Miserables (too lazy to type an accent) with Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, and Hugh Jackman. I watched the musical and it was really fantastic. The movie is coming out on Christmas Day (25th of December) and it looks really awesome. I highly recommend it! My movie list is growing and growing and growing. I hope my school newspaper gets some early tickets for this movie because it's one I'd really love to see. We've gotten tickets to see a lot of different things early, like Twilight, The Vow, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Playing for Keeps, etc. The bad thing is that these showings are early premiere for the "press", so it's always random nights. Most are on Wednesday nights at 7:00 so it's a really bad time for us busy high school students with an overload of homework.

I found a super cool blog hosted on tumblr made up of comics! http://domics.me/
During the weekend, I also started reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. It's a really relatable book told in little chunks at a time. I love how she writes and how she has that ability to transform even the most mundane of tasks into something magical.

Well, happy December! Hope you keep warm and happy in the colder weather (at least for most of us). xx

Friday, November 30, 2012

It's Question Time!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a good week and are planning for a good weekend. I am so pumped to spend my day tomorrow at a public speaking tournament. Yep, that's exactly how I want to spend a Saturday. All jokes aside, I am excited to go, even if it's from 7:00am-7:00 pm. The school I'm competing at is an hour and a half away so it'll be a long ride. I'm really looking forward to getting the most from that peppermint mocha. As usual, it's Question Time! Feel free to leave a pressing question in the comments below. I think I'll leave you a question at the end of the post so I can learn more about you :) enjoy! xx

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Watch Me Be A Playwright

Hello! I'm sorry for the long absence. I was having yet another slight breakdown last night. I find it really rude and annoying when people don't text you back and never tell you why they didn't. I also find it annoying when you post on their Facebook wall with something they specifically asked you to tell them about and then they don't acknowledge that it's there (but post on other things). It was really awkward that I asked a question and he didn't respond. So as usual, I went on Facebook and then he was online and it was a momentary pause of awkwardness before logging off. Don't be that person who takes forever to text back, unless you are actually busy.

I take a class where I help write the school paper. We were writing blurbs about ourselves for the online staff section. I sound like a cat lady. I watch chick flicks by myself, I blog, and I love cats, other people's cats.

But anyways! I tried my hand at writing a play. I'll give you some background. In Spanish class last year, my teacher was gone for three or so days. We had a really, really chill sub. He let us do whatever and my friends and I called the Frito Lay customer service number on the back of a bag of chips. My friend tried calling in Spanish but the lady was fluent so she hurriedly hung up. I called in Korean and that memory triggered this whole play. It's about a person named Penelope who learns how to talk to people, basically. So read and enjoy! Tell me what you think :) xx

Monday, November 26, 2012

Moody. Sad. Monday.

Hello everyone. Honestly, I'm not having the best of days. It's not because it's Monday but rather because of a math test. Bad days happen and I just want to sit in the corner and cry and do nothing. BUT I'm not going to do that because as much as I hate bad days, you can only prolong your bad day by moping around more. The best thing we can do is get up and just march on. It is Monday and I was really obsessed with the character that Lillian embodies. So although it isn't a Monday Memoir, it has the same essence in that it tells a story. So enjoy. xx.
And my blog is all back to normal now ^^

Friday, November 23, 2012

Yay, 100th Post!

I am truly blessed and I'm extremely happy that this is the 100th post! I guess I got really obsessed with blogging when I first started. The number of posts per month has been steadily decreasing. I feel like that's also somewhat of a good thing because it means that I've been taking time to write things that people want to read. I always get really upset when I follow blogs that seem awesome but are never updated. Today was Black Friday (in the US) which is a national shopping day. There are sales everywhere on everything and a great day to buy stuff haha. Nevertheless, I was at home having a lazy day. It is also Friday (also US and perhaps a few other countries) so that means some quality Q&A time with me. I would love to answer your questions, so if you're curious about my life then comment below.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thank You

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm not sure if Thanksgiving is a holiday anywhere else but I know a lot of countries have a day that's similar. It's important to give thanks whether it's on a special holiday or not. I'm so fortunate but often it takes a special holiday for me to realize that. I decided to make a list of some of the things I'm thankful for. It would take just way too long for me to type every single thing out, sorry.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Why I Love Coffee Shops

Hello everyone, everywhere! The weather was so perfect today. It actually felt like autumn and reminded why I love it this season much. The sad part is that it's almost the end of November and the leaves shouldn't be in their golden (red) prime right now. The leaves should've fallen off a long time ago and the air should have held a sort of bittersweet memory of autumn. I love this type of weather though, where you can wear a sweater and maybe a scarf and feel toasty warm.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Girl in the Photograph

Hello! Second post of the day! How many times have I done that this month? Haha, enjoy a Monday Memoir. I'm currently having a slight breakdown about what to wear on Wednesday. Even though it's not a date and it's really casual. Anyways! So today's Memoir features Lillian from Coffee Shop, or a twist on that Lillian. Lillian is probably my favorite character and I think my next project will feature her. She's almost exactly the type of person that I want to be: Self assured, confident, and bold. She's not afraid to do things her way and knows exactly what she wants. She's super independent, and isolates people because of her independence. Enjoy! xx

Pre Thanksgiving Pig Out




We had "The Sink" and they literally give you 8 scoops of ice cream with 8 toppings. We ordered Mango and it actually tasted pretty good, not like actual mango but still yummy. Our ice cream was prettier than that of the table next to us. It was really funny how two minutes after it came out, everyone had their phone out to snap a photo of this beautiful creation.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Night Blogging

Enjoy for all those having a "me party," haha, from The Muppets. 

Hellooooooo! Hello Thanksgiving Break! I'm having an okay day today and I'm so glad that this week is over. This week has been seriously one of the longest weeks ever. This week and probably the week before Christmas break too. I'm already waiting for the imaginary snow to fall on California. Anyways I think this one will be a pretty solid Q&A sesh, unlike some of the weeks past. And always feel free to post questions. I promise I'll answer it if it's a decent question!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hello Autumn


Fall shoes are the best!
Hi everyone! Autumn is really here and here to stay, at least for now. It's the middle of November so it should be here. The rain in California Bay Area hasn't started yet but I'm anxious to wear rain boots again! I just pulled out all my winter clothes from their confinement in the storage space. I'm still looking for a nice fall jacket. I recently got new shoes and I love them. Shoe shopping is really fun. You feel like Cinderella. Haha. Well I guess that's what the modern day Cinderella would look like. You buy your own shoes and try a bunch of things on. No one should have to tell you what shoes to wear and what you can't wear. A guy shouldn't have to find your shoe for you. 
Thanksgiving Break is coming up around the corner! One more day of agonizing tests and essays and then a week of rest, and Huckleberry Finn. I had four tests today and that's why there was no Wednesday post. So I hope this makes up for it! First Korean lesson after school today. It took an hour to read this book but progress is progress is progress. And Diversity Club was doing their thing right next to us outside the library so it was fun hanging out with them too. I might hang out with him over break which is exciting. I need a new nickname for him. Hmm.... 
Haha, well! I hope no matter where you live you get to experience the beauty of changing seasons. It's fun to pull out your winter clothes even if it's tedious. Be thankful of that ethylene and positive feedback for the falling leaves. xx

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Oh The Drama

Hello everyone.  Thank you so much for 2000+ page views!  I'm so grateful that you've been reading what I post, whether it's your first time visiting or if you've read all my posts. I hope that you decide to join me on my adventure. Blogging is much more fulfilling when you know other people are benefiting from your words.

 It's the second week of November and autumn really is here and here to stay. I can't say that I enjoy the blistery cold weather but it's better than a fluctuation from cold to hot to suddenly rain. Fall makes me moody and maybe that's because I love to write. My English teacher said today that people write more in their essays about Shakespeare's tragedy than his comedies because there really isn't much to say about "they lived happily ever after." Sure we all want our happy ending but how many of us truly get it? Life is about compromise and becoming happy without being fully satisfied. Maybe you can tell that I'm not in the best of moods. I'll explain that later but right now I want to show you what Cinderella would like in real life, not modern day, but real actual life.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Call Me Monday

Welcome for another Monday Memoir. If you haven't noticed I'm going back and inserting a jump break so that you can see more posts on the home screen without clicking pages.  I hope it's helpful! I didn't have school today so I meandered around a bookstore reading. My friend would disapprove but whatever. Meandering is fun. Haha. And remember, if you aren't happy with words that I choose, comment below to submit a reasonable noun! Comments can be anonymous too. xx

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Pepero Day!

Hi again! I almost forgot! Today is 11/11 :) which means Pepero (빼빼로 데이) Day! It's become somewhat of a national holiday in Korea. I'd love to take some time to explain what exactly Pepero Day is.

I Seriously Can't Dance

Look at us, matchy matchy! PS I'm wearing a skirt... it sort of doesn't look like it. 
Gangnam Style at volunteer talent show

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday. Friday. Got to Get Down on Friday

Hello guys! I've had a busy week and I realize that my blog posts might not be of the greatest quality. I apologize and I'll really try to make these worth reading. Some really great things happened in my life this week actually. By the end of the week, I forget what ever happened in the beginning of the week. This week I have Monday off which is doubly exciting. So on to some good stuff. Check by on some previous posts if you want my excited vibe during the exact moment.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Biology in Love

Hello! Maybe you've been reading my blog posts long enough to know that I'm really geeky. I love biology and I'm starting to fall in love with public speaking. Well anyways, even if you don't know welcome to my geeky side.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Best Night Ever.

Hellloooooooooooooo everyone! I am overflowing with happiness. So today my English teacher said she was giving extra credit to go see our school play Hamlet. I was planning on going on Friday with one of my friends but soon realized that I have tutoring and a Gangnam Style rehearsal on Friday. And she's busy on Thursday. I didn't really want to go as a loner to a school play on a Thursday even for 10 points of extra credit.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Myths About High School

Hello! Happy Tuesday! It's Election Day here in the US and I'm really crossing my fingers that Obama wins, even by just 1 vote. It's really close and I'm seriously on the edge of my seat. I am worried intensely about the future of the US and the world if someone like Mitt Romney comes into office. If you like Mitt Romney, I'm sure you have your reasons but I feel that I can't trust someone to lead a country if they can't even express their opinions without checking the popular opinion. Sure, things haven't been perfect during the Obama Administration but they haven't decreased immensely. He's actually done a lot of good things that go ignored because of the economic crisis that BUSH left behind. Everyone, even Romney, seems to have forgotten that Bush even existed. It's definitely a close election this year and all I can do is wait.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Caffeinated Mondays

Hello! Whether you come daily or it's your first time, welcome from the bottom of my heart! I hope you guys are having a better day than I am. I'm having an offset day where something good balances something bad but barely. It's a see-saw. Bad days are inevitable and we just do have to deal with them, which sucks. Also! If you didn't know, it's Daylight Savings! Yay sleep or whatever else you guys do beside sleep. Blogger doesn't seem to know hah.
Anyways. . . Mondays bring Monday Memoirs. I'm getting to like writing these more and more. I love the fact that these aren't that polished but exactly how I'm feeling at the beginning of every week. Most of this stuff is based around my life or a friend's life or what I want my life to be like. The premise of a Monday Memoir is basically a narrative pertaining to one random word. If you have any fun word suggestions please comment below.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Return of Coffee Shop


Hello guys! I'm back with a new chapter of Coffee Shop. Thanks for sticking with me but the end is truly near. I don't think there will be any more massive projects like this because I just don't have the time to start over with a complicated story and characters. I've just had the worst afternoon, well I guess starting from 4:30 to 4:35 pm. I just want to cry and crumple up and stay like that forever. I don't want to do math homework either..... Well enjoy a long awaited (?) chapter of Coffee Shop. xx 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Introduction To My Life

Hello! What a glorious Friday it is indeed. I'm having actually a really okay day. Many of you may be excited by this but I've planned out the ending for the Coffee Shop series and have started writing a little bit of it. I'm pretty swamped with new projects such as working on a birthday gift for my friend. She's a really fantastic person who is there when I need her. We may not hang out all the time but if I'm having a crisis I know I can call her and she'll be there for me. She's a lot of fun to be around. I got her Oreos freshman year because they were her favorite and it's been sort of a tradition through the years. :) So anyways, here are some questions and answers about me. Happy Friday! xx

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone!!! I hope you're having a fun Halloween. Halloween is such an American holiday though haha. My grandmother from Korea freaked out about houses being decorated with cobwebs and toilet paper. I'm not sure if any other places have a huge Halloween celebration and I would definitely be interested in learning more.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mondays About Milk

Hello guys. I'm just taking a quick break in the midst of my "studying" and "homework" haha. Blogging is a great way to just relax and get that frustration and anger out there. Sometimes people are skeptical when I tell them I blog, for a hobby, besides you know doing math and annoying my friends with facts about plants. It makes me smile and I hope it makes you smile, even a half smile. I realize that's why I blog: to spread smiles. There's nothing wrong with that because we all spread happiness in different ways. Some people can be funny to watch on TV while others educate us on annoying facts that we tell our friends. Anyways, here's another Monday Memoir. It was inspired by one of my friends. Friends are one of the best sources of inspiration. Enjoy! xx

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Reminiscing About Summer

Hello everyone :) I hope you're having a good weekend. It's 8:11 and time to wrap up one of the best weekends in a while. My friend from Denver visited and we went to Monterey and downtown San Francisco. It was such a great and hilarious reunion. We had so much fun at the beach, taking pictures (hehehe indulging in selfies) and seeing strange people. I haven't smelled that salty air for a long time, since summer. There was such an abundance in wildlife. Seagulls were loudly flying over the ocean and sea lions were "barking" on their rocks. The weather in Monterey was exceptionally nice. I had one of the best seafood pasta dinners ever in Fisherman's Wharf. Ah, it's great to just take a weekend and visit places and relax. Of course, instead of late night hot tubbing (a.k.a dipping feet in hot tub), I was solving Calculus problems like a true . . . um math nerd, I suppose. I still don't like associating myself with that term. There were a couple main highlights on the trip and here are some memories forever stored on my phone.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Questions. Questions. Questions.

Hi guys. As I promised here is another Q & A sesh. Please comment below if you have any questions! I had a really busy week but I'm looking forward to the weekend! Read Alonso and the Snails :) It's my special Friday treat.

Alonso and the Snails

So hi everyone! Because it's a glorious Friday, I've decided I want to blog twice. There will be a Q&A later, don't worry. Especially since my weekend busy I want to make up for the lack of posts to come. I am currently taking Spanish and today we did a fun activity where we had a short prompt and we were supposed to make up a story using future tense. It was too bad a lot of my story got lost to translation but I was so inspired that I had to write a version of it in English. This is exactly what I do for fun. Enjoy! xx

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nigerian Oil Pirates

Hello everyone. I'm incredibly sorry that I didn't write yesterday! I had a math test and that in itself is enough to send me in to super freak out mode. I hate math tests and absolutely dread taking them. This one wasn't so bad, or so I think. I started to write this yesterday but scratched it off. I believe that quality is way better than quantity. If you are ever on this blog and find that there is nothing updated, go back and read something again. I do it all the time and I find new elements and new inspiration from old things.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

First World Problems

Living in the US in an affluent neighborhood means a couple of things. I definitely have a lot of first world problems. They're trivial problems for the most part, like watching a channel you don't really like because the remote is all the way on the other side of the living room or having your mom always use your sink. I had such an amazing experience this summer. There's pictures in earlier posts as well as mentions every now and then. I haven't done just a blog post about what I felt and actually experienced though.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Monday Memoir

Hello everybody :) As promised I'm starting a mini series for Mondays. I don't know if it'll be a continuous story with the same characters or a different character for each story. Right now I'm thinking that it'll be set in one or two neighborhoods so familiar names should pop up; but I don't think that each story will revolve around a couple characters. Basically, I'm not writing a continuous story where one chapter leads to the next. It'll read as one person's journal entry. What's different about "A Monday Memoir" and a regular rant from me is that "A Monday Memoir" will revolve around a word, a random word. You can comment below with word suggestions. The comments can be anonymous too.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Some Nights.

Hi! I'm sorry that I didn't post yesterday. Yesterday I had the PSAT and my homecoming dance. I wasn't planning on going but I went just for the sake of it. I had a lot of fun getting ready for it at a friend's house but not so much at the dance. The music was really hard to dance to coughdubstepcough.  My school is also pretty awkward with just a bunch of guys freaking girls. If you went to the very front where the speakers are, you could feel ten different peoples' sweat on you and that was really really disgusting. But overall it was a fun day. Maybe I'll post pictures.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Keep Calm, It's Friday

It's the end of the week! I love being able to just unwind on Friday and watch thirty minutes of television. I miss TV, considerably. I guess I miss entertainment considerably. As our lives get busier, we sometimes don't focus on smelling the roses. At 1:00 AM, smelling roses is the last thing I want to do as I collapse onto my bed exhausted. My room is such a mess and I hate seeing all my clothes strewn over the floor and all over the place in my laundry basket. It's a real shame to find a shirt all crinkled when you finally do find it. I'm taking the PSAT tomorrow at 8 AM so I'm taking my last practice tests and looking over the ones I missed last year. Collegeboard.org has this nifty thing where you can click on the problems you missed on previous SAT or PSAT tests. I don't think they have this option for AP but I would definitely be interested in learning which problems I missed on AP too. I haven't been way stressed out, yet, which is a pretty good thing. Things have been manageable and I'm having so much of a better year than last year. So on to today's main theme, QUESTIONS! If you have a question feel free to ask in a comment below! I'd be more than happy to answer a relevant and appropriate question!

I. Am. Sleepy.

Hello. A little update on the blog: please don't expect posts on Thursdays and Tuesdays. I'll work really hard to publish good posts on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and of course there will be posts on the weekend. It's four minutes past midnight and I have just finished my math homework. It's getting out of control and I can't afford to fail a class because I was keeping my blog updated. I'll find some sort of theme for Monday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How To Be A Pro-Studier

Hello guys! Happy Wednesday night! I was thinking that I'd branch out my Wednesday Advice "columns" to include tips on other things, instead of just romance. I'm finding it incredibly hard to draw up fresh takes on the same romance advice that I read on Yahoo Questions or on other blogs. So yes, today will be devoted on some good study tips and how to concentrate, which I know I definitely have a problem with. We'll end with a lovely tidbit about Halloween! I hope you're enjoying the daily facts I find about Halloween. I just found out that you can use Emoji on Macs so you'll see a random assortment, perhaps. Tell me if you can't see them!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Requesting All Jokes

It has struck me. Sickness. I feel just awful, I had some soup and lots of tea so I feel somewhat better, but on a good note I got my first 90 on an AP biology test!! Some major positive feedback happening! I don't hate plants or biology anymore. I feel sort of miserable right now as I read the Scarlet Letter. But I didn't want to let any of you guys down? Tomorrow is Wednesday so you should expect something solid, unlike these days where I have nothing structural planned. If anyone has any ideas on what they'd like me to write about comment below. I bet it's better than my one paragraph ramblings.

Monday, October 15, 2012

My Life is Better Now

I'm having a pretty good day today, except for the fact that I was really oddly tired and I think I'm catching a cold. Ughhh. I rebounded my super bad math score with a pretty great one ^^ So I'm proud of myself today. As I predicted, I don't really have a lot of time to blog anymore :( I'm really sad about that but I tried to squeeze some time right before 11. This is going to be a mainly Halloween themed post and some quick romantic advice.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I'm Having A Meltdown

Hi guys. Blogger did something really bad this time, it deleted all my pageviews. That makes me want to cry. I would love if you guys clicked on each one a million time, just kidding! It's not that big of a deal just a huge shock. Blogger has been having some issues. I guess I should be happy that it's not all my posts. I still have all my labels and posts just not the pageviews. Sorry for the increasingly late posts.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hello, It's Saturday

Hi everybody :) I hope you're having a pretty good day. I've been so busy and I haven't had the time or motivation to come with interesting things to blog. I sort of collapsed after I got home from exhaustion. I got up at 9:42 AM this morning and my volunteer starts at 10:30 but it's 30 minutes away. I took a super quick shower and was out the door just two minutes later. Needless to say I was sort of grumpy and hungry the whole day. But I did promise a daily Halloween thing so here it is.


As a 90's kid I enjoyed watching this movie. I love the Halloweentown series and definitely recommend it to anyone searching for some old Halloween spirit. Enjoy the full movie. xx

Friday, October 12, 2012

Question Time

Hi! I don't know how many titles you can have for these Friday Question sessions. Feel free to send me question suggestions or comment below! I'll need to be a little more creative I guess. So if you haven't read in my last post, I'm going to have one thing relating to Halloween until the 31st. Be excited! I'm excited and I don't even really like Halloween. I'm scared really easily so that's probably why. But I enjoy holidays in general. Today it is really cold and cloudy and it rained at night! I wore my rain boots because I've been dying to wear them even though it's not really raining.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Fish from a Small Pond

Hi everybody! Happy Thursday? This is an extremely late post. But I finished writing the Coffee Shop chapter and I wanted to share it! During my journalism class (often interchanged with newspaper class), people were reminiscing about Halloween and they were playing this song that apparently their elementary music teacher made them perform every week (2 min. skit) when Halloween came around.  So I think that I have to share that with you. :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Love Like This

Haha, I was listening to my iTunes and that song came up. It reminded me of old memories back when I was in 7th grade. Anyways! Happy Wednesday. I'm getting incredibly busy and this blog is going to have to take a back seat for a time being. I hate even thinking about that but I'll try to post as often as possible. If you really enjoyed daily updates, I'm going to apologize beforehand but I'm really touched that you have the time to read them every day.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Unwind

Hi everyone! Hope you had a good day today. I actually had a pretty relaxing day because I had the day off from school. I hope you guys are able to take a day off sometimes. I made a little guide to relaxing because I've really needed this.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

1000 Pageviews!



Thank you so much everybody! I'm so happy about this milestone in my blogging career! I'm just so grateful to all the people who took maybe ten, maybe twenty, minutes to read whatever I wanted to write. Perhaps some people will scoff when they see this: is she really that happy about 1000? Random posts on Youtube hit more than 100 views per video. Well to all those people out there, I think that 1000 is a great, amazing, unbelievable start to something new, something better. It really means a lot to me. I'm making my way slowly into the blogging world, one step one pageview at a time. Look forward to more stories, blog posts, and writing. xx. 

Happy Sunday!

Hi everybody! Sunday means an app review day and as a bonus I decided to upload a new chapter of my mystery story. I thought I could do an online review of news stuff as well that went under app reviews (basically favorite youtube and song content at the moment).

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Tangled Mess

Happy Saturday everybody! I hope you're having a great weekend. I'm not but we can talk about that later. This is the last chapter of Coffee Shop that I have written... haha. This title is more appropriate than you might think. Sigh. xx 

Friday, October 5, 2012

10 Questions About Me

Hello everybody!! I hope you're doing great. I'm barely functioning but I hope that i'll be okay. I have Monday off from school so maybe I'll be able to sleep this weekend. I am really bad at being productive on weekends... But anyways! Today you'll get to learn a little more about me. If I use the same questions, I'm really sorry. I try to talk about new aspects of any question so hopefully you still learn at least one new thing. Remember, you can always submit questions by commenting! :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stories from the Hallway

I wrote this one for one of my friends too :) I hope you enjoy it! For those curious about my wellbeing, I'm doing okay. My life is getting pretty busy but I love blogging the more that I blog. Maybe I should make a label for all these random stories that I have. xx

Story from the Hallway
I stare ahead at the whiteboard that suddenly has furious scribbles scrabbled all over it. I want to let out a sigh, or a yawn maybe. Who’s watching me? Where does Julia even get that crazy information from? I slump back in the chair. There’s not much room but it’s better than listening to Mrs. Whits from up close. I have no idea what’s wrong with me today. It’s only first period of the day. I accidentally do let out a sigh but thankfully it’s in cue with the bell. I scribble down the homework. I smile to myself just for one second, admiring my own handwriting. I don’t usually do that either. I leave quickly waving a quick goodbye to Elisa. I have a stupid Chemistry test today. I hurry ahead just to make sure that some idiot isn’t sitting in my seat. I still can’t get that Andrew kid out of my head. It’s odd because I have no real ties to him. He’s just another guy my friend likes. Am I so into this because she pulled one over me? Am I so into this because she wouldn’t directly tell me? I shake my head but I forget I’m in a room that’s filling up with people. Ms. Halls takes a moment to cock her head sideways. I must have been doing something weird. 

So what am I looking for? She said something along the lines of tall, decent, and smart. How vague. I sit down anyways and for a whole hour I manage to forget about Andrew. It was an easy test by all standards. I wait for Jamie to finish before leaving. She prattles on about the test and we have a nice conversation for maybe two minutes. I wave and walk to my locker. It’s not far from the Chemistry classroom and today it’s just me. Where’s Michelle? She’s probably already on the Quad. I walk steadily to my locker chanting the combo silently. There’s no one around until someone enters the hallway. 

“Hey,” I hear. I don’t catch the last parts of the sentence but it doesn’t really matter. Who are they to me? I put a binder into the locker and wait. That’s weird too. I never usually do that. I have no idea what caused me to stop. I start to walk when the first guy who said hey starts to glance at me. He’s probably wondering why I’m still lingering in the hallway if my locker’s shut. His locker is in this hallway too. How come I’ve never seen him before? I’m genuinely curious why they can’t have a conversation when I’m here. Both of them have stopped talking. I whip my head around as quietly and unnoticeably as I can. There’s an Asian guy. I tie my shoelace immediately. I fumble the string awhile just to act normal maybe? The Asian guy doesn’t seem to notice me at all. The other guy has lost interest in me. I stare up at the ceiling and my gaze slowly gets to the two of them again. They start walking off after I hear a loud bam! The first guy’s locker is closed. They’re going the same way that I usually go. I hold my folder and a daily serving of pineapple. I let out a giggle after eating the first one. One of them—the first guy—turns around and looks at me. I adjust my binder, it’s getting awkward. 

“Hey Andrew, I’ll just you know see you later,” the first guy says probably creeped out by me. I want to yell that it’s my friend who likes him, not me. Oh what I do to sacrifice for that ungrateful child. Job done. I leave Andrew alone and suddenly, somehow he’s alone in the hallway. I walk away with a dirty smirk on my face. Just wait till she hears about this one. And she thought she was clever enough. 
Only a joke of a master stalker would use such things like Facebook to find people.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Some Nights... Haunt You

Hi guys. I was having a horrible day.. but I received a package from one of my best friends. I was just so touched by it and it really helped cheer me up. It was just amazing timing too, I really needed something like that today. It's really nice getting personalized mail from friends in the mailbox. I may like all other forms of technology, but I really do love getting mail and the thrill of finding a package at your door. Sometimes, if I'm really desperate and in need of excitement, I order clothes just to find that package of new clothes right outside my door.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Innocently Evil

Hi guys! Coffee Shop this week! It's one of the last chapters :( and I should work on it. I really enjoy working on this mystery story though so I'd really appreciate it if you guys filled your absence of Coffee Shop with Mystery Um Endeavors? A catchy little phrase will come later! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Post of Mysteries

I'm writing a script about a girl solving mysteries so I was inspired to write a story.. haha. I'm so much better at these types of things, not public speaking stories. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Let's Embrace Technology

Before you read this, you should know, that I absolutely love technology :) 

Greetings from the Pear Festival

Oh my goodness. Yesterday was just one of the longest days ever. I miss the pro host who recently went off to college. He was so good at working Garage Band and recording and such. Some video people wanted to make some sort of video for our booth at the Pear Festival and it took them forever to set up a scene and get the right shots. In the time that we could've finished three shows, we barely got through 2 because of those people. Sighhhs.

Other than that, my weekend was just okay. Nothing spectacular this weekend. School is taking an emotional toll on me. But yeah, I have some app reviews for this week.

Tiny Tower
It's a really fun game that happens to be really addictive as well. Sometimes you just have to delete it, probably at one point.

Fashion Story
Also a really fun game that needs to be deleted at one point. :) I like most of the ___ Story games.

Sorry for such a short blog. xx

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday is All About Me

Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed the latest installment of Coffee Shop. I hope you also checked my story based on A Separate Peace. It's my friend's birthday today :) Happy birthday L! But as usual, Friday means question time.

Q1: What is the most stressful thing right now?
A1: I would say coming up with an Individual Event speech (youtube it if you don't know) for public speaking. We have to memorize a ten minute speech and I really want to do an original prose and poetry speech because I can write funny stuff, whether you agree with that or not. However, I really can't act and I'm not all that confident with different voices, which is a big problem for people doing OPP. I wish I was naturally confident and funny but then again who doesn't. I've never really been all that good at acting. I think I've become too self conscience to be good because acting really is an all or nothing type of thing: you can't be mediocre at acting, you're good or you aren't. Especially in most public speaking IE's, you're by yourself so you have to be all the characters. Right now, I'm just focusing on writing a story that I love.

Q2: Favorite Youtube stars?
A2: I have a lot but I'll pick a couple that I love. I love Wongfu Productions. It's sort of my fantasy to meet them or go to one of their ISA concerts. I miss their old stuff and their weekly updates but I'm looking forward to their future projects. Going along with Wongfu, I am a fan of David Choi and Nigahiga. I watched a lot of Internet Icon but since I was in Korea I wasn't able to watch the last half. When I came back, I just didn't want to watch it. It's one of those competition shows where you want to watch it in the moment. I also am a huge fan of Vlogbrothers and their other channel CrashCourse. I watch Jenna Marbles and David So sometimes but their cursing gets to me. There are so many others too. :) I love Youtube.

Q3: Favorite Korean dramas?
A3: These are my guilty pleasure... I like a couple, not too many. I like Baker King, Kim Takgu. I don't know the official titles in English. I was a fan of Secret Garden and Protect the Boss. King 2 Hearts. Big. The one that I love right now, that just ended, is Reply 1997.

Q4: Most exciting thing this week?
A4: Hmm, well there was a 2.7 earthquake during 2nd period when I was writing an English essay. Yesterday, TG helped me find useful and fun gifts for my friend L. He's just so nice. I don't know that many other people who would help me to that extent. Today the school newspaper was distributed and it was my first time taking part in that! That was really exciting too.

Yes, I hope you had an exciting week. I'll be at a fair tomorrow!!!! Maybe that's the highlight of the weekend. :) I realized another thing. If you guys do have questions for these Friday questionnaires or in general, feel free to comment. If you feel really shy, you can email me at yawn2006@gmail.com. My email is peculiar and that's a story for another time.
xx

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Midsummer Night Gala


Another Coffee Shop chapter! Do you guys like this font? I hope you enjoy. It's L's birthday tomorrow so I'm still working really hard! High school junior year is a bad time to procrastinate on friends' gifts. Moral of story: friends are more important than grades...? hahah... um actually I don't know. JK, you need a healthy balance xx 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Advice from the Heart

First, I'm had a weird dream last night. When I dream, it's a weird and complicated story somewhat based on my experiences. I haven't dreamed in a while but last night, out of nowhere, this dream popped into my brain.

I was in Korea during winter. I don't remember why I was staying with my aunt but my parents weren't there. I was with my cousins and we lived in an apartment that was built like a hotel. It wasn't fancy like a hotel but several families shared a living room like a suite room, where everybody has their own kitchen and bedrooms but also a communal living room? It was like that. I had been going to school for about a week, maybe longer. I was wearing my uniform and everything was okay.. I met a couple people including this guy.. My dreams never give me a clear picture of my love interests. He was pretty good looking that's all I remember, not from his face but I remember my reaction. I think we shared a class. TG was in my dream momentarily. He was talking to me about public speaking which I thought was weird when I woke up since I thought that he didn't take public speaking (funny story). TG was helping me with something related to public speaking. But anyways, it was this one day that we were supposed to go on a field trip to the train station to ride trains and etc. It was super sunny and I didn't think it was winter. I was getting ready and it took me a really long time even though it was just a uniform and a circle scarf. My cousins were really impatient. The guy that was my love interest (not TG, I'm not sure what purpose TG served) had invited me on some sort of date so I was taking longer. My cousins were making fun of me haha. There was this other really random scene where there was this girl who wouldn't call me unni (korean "formal" term for girls for older girls) and I was so sad. She ran away from me afterwards... But yeah, it was strange. Maybe TG was my love interest. I can't even remember.

So today was a Christian Club early morning meeting :) On Wednesdays we have a half hour late start. I wasn't planning on going but I was able to leave the house early because my parents forgot about the late start. It just so happened that I was able to make it. And then TG gave me advice about public speaking... because he asked what I had first period. Deja vu moment. I've never had one until now.

My friend L (the one who I wrote the story for) thinks that I purposely got up earlier or something but I really didn't. Fate wants us to spend more time together ;) and the fact that this was a total coincidence.

That would be my number one advice today: let things fall into place. I'm not saying you should make zero effort. (My advice is geared more towards girls but I'm sure guys can pick up a couple tips).  You shouldn't try to be way too obsessive and make all the events fall into place. If he likes talking to you and you like talking to him, then chances are that there will be more opportunities to talk to him. The worst thing to do is probably text or Facebook for homework help with the purpose of starting a conversation. It doesn't work. I promise, unless you are a super lucky person. If you do need homework help, go ahead. It's really awkward to try to start a how are you? conversation after talking about math problems and English essays. If you do want to talk to him more, try to get to know him (or her, sorry!) on a personal basis. I found that it helps if you're actually interested in their lives and personalities, and you shouldn't just ask random get-to-know-you questions when you're not interested. It sounds scripted and awkward.

Point is: be real to yourself and take things slowly. Get to know him and let events unfold. Maybe it won't always be the way you want them to but let it do its thing. It took me a long time to learn that.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Celebrity Life


Hi guys! I changed the font on this one.. I might change the font on all of them. I'm not totally sure yet. I like things to be uniform and the same though. My life is incredibly boring and busy so here's some Coffee Shop. I don't know what I'll do after 30 pages more when it's almost over. I still have to think of an ending so there may be a Coffee Shop hiatus for a while. I know, sorry. Here's a brief schedule of things to come. 
Wed: Advice for relationships and just random stories that I may have on the topic
Thurs: Ummmm.... Thursdays are the worst since it's I do radio that day. Um I'm not sure.. surprise!
Fri: Q&A. Remember you can submit questions if you're curious about something that I do. 
Sat: It was the Coffee Shop day but now I post Coffee Shop a lot on every day... there will be something cool on Saturdays though. At least I hope! 
Sun: App reviews! 
Mon: You're stuck with my life as of now. 
Tue: My so incredibly cool life.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Separate Peace Story



Hi guys! I know this is a second long post but I really really love this piece that I wrote. I dedicate it to my friend L who inspired me to write this. It was a long night and we were both pretty tired. I was talking to her through google chat and she was required to read A Separate Peace for English Class. I had read it towards the beginning of the year and her conversation inspired me to do this. I hope you guys enjoy it even though it's not Coffee Shop and even if you haven't read A Separate Peace. I didn't like it but I do know a couple people who did. I really took some time to write this and I feel like a little bit of soul is in here. I would love any constructive criticism. It was all in good fun. Please don't be offended for any reason. xx
(It would be dishonest and bad if I put a coffee shop tag right? heheheh ;))

And Into the Oven

I hope any confusions were cleared up. This chapter goes after Out of the Frying Pan chapter. Sorry I uploaded the wrong chapter that one time. The story is almost over :( I know some of you are probably sad. Only 46 more pages.. I'll try to write more but the story is pretty much done. I don't know if I'll write anything new. I don't normally have the time or energy. I am so unproductive and today is the night where I spend 3 hours fro 6-9 working on the school newspaper before it goes to press! 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Equinox Weekend

I hope you guys are having a great weekend! I don't have that much time so I'll cut right to the chase. Today was such a wonderful day! The colors on the leaves are changing and it's time to pull out all the fall clothes. I love my circle scarf but I'm still looking for ways to pair summery things to get a more autumn oriented look. I have some really cool boots that I hope to wear :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Public Speaking, yo!


Awesome gavel! You should join Public Speaking and become a Presiding Officer just so you can get this amazing gavel!!! I was super excited to take this home with me!

Lies?

Guys, I'm terribly sorry! I thought I had posted this but it looks like I skipped a chapter. This chapter goes after The Sunshine Bistro!! Sorry! again. I hope you still enjoy it. xx

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fridays Bring Good Fortune

Hi everyone! I love Fridays and it's hard not to love them. Today was an especially good Friday! So I don't remember if I mentioned this or not but, today was Club Day. Club Day at my school means all the clubs set up tables and recruit any willing people. All the club tables were in a circle on the Quad. The Quad is a stretch of grass that some people sit on to eat lunch and a lot of school events are hosted there. I thought my club's table was next to the Students Against Drunk Driving club but actually we were next to Christian Club. TG runs Christian Club and it was fun just hanging out with him, indirectly.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Out of the Frying Pan



Hi guys! Here's another chapter. My life is boring but Claire's isn't, so I hope you enjoy it! Tomorrow is Club Day at my school and my lovely club will make its debut. Ha. Oh joys! xx 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Wednesday Romance

Hi everybody! I don't how many of you are having romantic problems. But I know I do and a lot of teens do so I'm starting a Wednesday segment all about love and the problems of it. I always looked for blogs to help me with this and all over Yahoo answers and questions but never quite found what I'm looking for. Hopefully this will help yours and make you feel comforted that you definitely aren't alone in the face of rejection, anxiety, happiness, and maybe even a relationship.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Sunshine Bistro



I hope you enjoy yet another chapter! I'm sorry if you think that these interesting titles (sometimes, not so much today) are about my life. I do put labels on them but I'm not sure what else to do. I found that it's really annoying to have a super long title fully describing that it's part of Coffee Shop. I'm open to any of your suggestions. 
The story that I've written is almost done now... I haven't had the time to sit down and write, nor the energy. I'm oddly not enthusiastic to write on Pages or Open Office. I miss my Microsoft Word. 
I'm thinking about doing book recommendations too on some day of the week. I don't read for fun anymore so I'm not sure if you'd like that since Sparknotes is so handy. I put up some of my favorite links so check that out. I depend on those links for everything. 
Just to clarify the schedule that's already up so far, this sentence is placed. Fridays are question days and I'd love to answer any questions. If there aren't questions (which is common), then I pick some random personality questions and answer them. Saturdays is usually my Coffee Shop day but on days that I don't have much to say, I place one randomly. I'm not sure what I'll be doing when Coffee Shop runs dry. Sundays is my app day now! xx

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hair Cuts are Awful

People always say that hair cuts don't really matter since hair grows out anyway. That statement is half true. Yes, if you wait over a month, your hair will grow back to normal. But what about the month where your hair is awful? I've had my share of haircuts. I never really like my hair cut until a certain amount of time passes away. I've gotten several perms (understatement!) to my hair. One year my hair was perfectly straight, too straight, another curly curly, the next year a sort of in between of curly and straight. This year it's a nice wave curl thing. My natural hair is just weird now though because none of the perms have fully left my hair. It's just a melting pot of different hair types. I don't even know what to tell people about my natural hair anymore. I really love the hair I have now though, maybe you'll agree. I guess you guys don't have more to compare it to.

Friday, September 14, 2012

I am not Functional

Hi everybody! I hope you had a good day. Sorry this is so late. I had a four hour nap and I really miss sleep. When I say that I'm not functional, I say that because it's so true. I can't do math and I can't really focus on anything. Do you guys feel like that during a long week? I feel like one week spans forever. It's just a mismatch of testing, homework, and other projects.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Can You Keep a Secret?

Enjoy! xx

Once in a Lifetime

I had the most fantastic day today. Seriously fantastic! To start the it off, my bio friend brought me cupcakes for a belated birthday present. We've been in the same science class for 3 years now!
And then at lunch, I was at my locker and I was walking with one of my friends (friend 1). Another friend (friend 2), whose locker is there too, was there and we were all talking. Then TG comes along randomly too! He just starts talking and asks friend 2 how she thought the AP physics test was. Friend 2 left but TG just stayed and started talking to me and friend 1. I thought he'd leave but we spent like 20 minutes of lunch talking. A couple other people joined us after that.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Love Notes and City Lights

The titles for the chapters of my Coffee Shop story are infinitely better than the ones I make for my blog posts. Sorry about that. I guess I'm more creative when it comes to other people's lives. I love helping people so if you have any issues bothering you, feel free to ask. I overanalyze everything so it might entertain you if nothing more.

Since it is my birthday I decided that readers should get a treat (possibly if you think so?) too! So here's another chapter. :) Enjoy! xx

Birthday! Birthday!



The wonderful cake that my dad got me :) 

I had a pretty good day so far! It's been a long time since my birthday was on a school day. I have such wonderful friends who bake my such goodies. I'm having a birthday scavenger hunt in downtown San Francisco this Sunday so I'm looking forward to that. There's not much else in my life and I'm getting increasingly busy.

I think I'm going to start my math tutoring again. In my church, there is this wonderful lady who is an absolutely fantastic math tutor. She helped me so much last year and I'm forever grateful to her. Math is starting to get tough. :( and so is bio. I guess now, we're actually getting into the harder stuff and stopping the review period.

I don't have that much time to blog but I still will blog about any interesting things about my life :)
You probably don't want to hear a million posts about me whining about homework & tests.

TG said happy birthday to me :) It was more like I sort of forced it out of him. I waved hi and he's really nice so he always says hi back. Well actually, almost everybody says hi back if you wave to them unless they're mean people. I was holding cupcakes that my friend made me and he asked whose birthday it was. I told him it was mine because there isn't a reason to lie to him. So he said happy birthday. :) haha whatever, the only thing that matters is that I got a happy birthday from him!

My parents are to-going dinner from my favorite restaurant so that'll be fun :)
Yeah, it's my birthday so far. I'll update if there's anything else interesting which I don't suspect there will be.

You know the guy from my post about infatuation? He posted happy birthday! AND said that he'd buy me lunch :) so I guess he's not creeped out by me. I'm so freaking busy though...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Falling Miserably

I hate liking someone as a crush. It's the most awful feeling there is knowing that someone else controls your emotions. Yet, it's happening again. My foot is caught in quicksand and it's pulling me in secretly and subtly. I'm not doing anything to myself but every day I find that I'm an inch deeper than where I used to be.

Woes of the Outside



As always, I hope you enjoy! My schedule is cramped, seriously! I just came home from a meeting with the radio staff. I have a test tomorrow in math (ahhh!) and a whole bunch of other homework I have to do. It's also my birthday tomorrow, which doesn't mean much in the school sphere of work. I'll try my best to squeeze in a post though! By the way, this is chapter 5 of Coffee Shop. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Addiction to Apps

We have established that I am a geek. Well I have a 4th generation iPod and the Samsung Infuse, which is just like the Samsung Galaxy II except for a mere rearrangement of buttons. I have a lot of access to apps and I have played all the ones that make it to the top 10 for free and paid.

My addiction at the moment is with a game called Happy Street. It's a bit like Animal Crossing because your residents are animals that speak gibberish. You have to use the 'flooze' currency to stretch out your street and all sorts of other resources. It's really fun compared to all other games of this genre.

It's really fun though and I recommend it! I think I'll do a weekly app every Sunday! I would love any recommendations for your favorite apps. I don't play any military/shooting games though. Violence is icky. I do play things like Tower Defense and that Bloons game! I love the Bloon tower defense game :)

So yes, what's your favorite app? They won't all be games for those who are pursue more useful apps.
xx

Reclaiming Childhood


Wonderful gifts :) 

I don't mean literally going back in time to childhood. I wish I could. Maybe I would've done things different but as Aristotle says one can only be happy after living a full life. I agree with that completely. Only after all the hardships pass can you start to smile and laugh about it. I absolutely hated taking European history but now I would still put it on my sophomore schedule had I the chance to go back. But happiness and Aristotle aren't part of this blog. They actually belong in my English homework.

Fancy Food



Hi guys! This is chapter 4 of Coffee Shop! As I always, I hope you enjoy it. I'll probably post another thing about my personal life when I get home from Church. :) 

Friday, September 7, 2012

In A Crazy Nutshell

I hope you enjoy chapter two of my little novel. Warning: this chapter is a little risqué.

The History of Me


It would be be so awesome if you guys posted questions throughout the week about things you'd like to know about me. I picked a couple questions that are a bit deeper and more thought provoking than last week's questions. I hope you enjoy learning about me. I'd love to learn more about you.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Infatuation?

I made an incredibly bad decision today. I decided to be on Facebook while recording some parts of radio.

Lives of Nitrogenous Bases

Far, far away deep down in our DNA, there is a group of very shallow people. They eat only phosphate and sugar and it's rumored that their food source is the reason to their vanity. In this lovely valley of double helix hills and hydrogen bond bridges, there are two families that are very, very large: the Pyrimidines and the Purines. They are so large and they don't really know who's in their family.

Invisible Red Thread

I was browsing through Tumblr and I found this awesome post. I felt that I had the need to post it here.


“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.”

Could Have Been Worse

Today was a pretty bad day. I don't even have the energies or the stories to supply the blog with interesting news.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I am a Geek

It's really sad. I wanted to think of myself as being cool and trendy but the truth is I am so geeky. Here are some reasons why. Maybe this will regale you, I hope; because then someone is benefitting from my sad geeky life.

Cursed by Fate

In every single English class in high school, fate is a big deal. All serious, think-y books have that aspect. Take Romeo and Juliet for example. They were star-crossed lovers which means that basically fate did not want them to be together. Here's my five minute summary.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Daily Happenings

No rant today, folks! I don't feel super unhappy or happy about much. The sun continues to shine down upon this little town where I live. Sometimes, I wish I could be a woodland princess especially since I do live surrounded by mountains (not in a mountain). On Sundays, I talk to the little kids whenever I go to church. I asked a little girl if she was a princess because she was wearing a princess dress last Sunday. She replied so nonchalantly as if everyone knew this. I think she was actually annoyed that I had to ask her. Oh little children.

Monday, September 3, 2012

My Stomach Hates Trips

Because it was Labor Day, I went on a day trip to Russian River which is by Napa Valley. It takes 2 hours by car and my stomach was hurting so badly on the ride there. Lately that's been happening a ton... especiaally on vacations. This summer my stomach felt so queasy that I couldn't eat on the plane which is a first since maybe fourth or fifth grade.
I went hiking and saw lots of huge redwood trees in Armstrong Park. That's what the picture is of!
Sorry for the late post. I had no way of posting during the trip and just came home a hour ago. I also have two tests tomorrow so blogging isn't my top priority right now!
Good night!! xx


Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Truth About Weight

Hello everyone! I just wanted to talk about a topic extremely important to me. I know usually don't do this but let's start now. I think this topic is really relevant to our lives in the 21st century. Weight.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Why People Don't Like Autumn

I love the month of September and that's probably because my birthday is in September. I love autumn though and probably would had my birthday been in February. Autumn just brings about a sense of nostalgia for me and I can never figure out why. I don't know how anyone can seriously hate autumn. The leaves are changing color and you get to wear scarves (!) and hoodies and boots.  Last fall/winter, I was really into guys who wore scarves but I think I'm sightly over that now. I'm still convincing myself that I need a circle scarf! I found the most beautiful one at Urban Outfitters but I have no money. I am still on the lookout though. Early autumn is perfect camping weather. The feel of leaves crunching under your shoes is a magical feeling. I always go out of my way to step on leaves...

All About Coffee

I don't know how many of you guys are interested in reading things other than blogs. I've been writing this one during the summer and I'm having a major form of writer's block, especially since I don't have that much time during the week to write. I don't have an official title for it so it's just called Coffee Shop (CS). I love the idea of coffee and it saddens me that I can't indulge in regular coffee. I can drink mochas and sweetened stuff like frappachinos though. So enjoy. I haven't done much, I pretty much woke up an hour ago. But another real blog about my day is coming soon :) once I've done anything memorable. Enjoy Coffee shop! I'll probably post a short chapter each week. The prologue short of clues you in on the synopsis.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Camp Memories


I am so blessed that I had to opportunity to know these wonderful people. 
I hope that I made a positive impact to their lives like they did for me. 


Lifelong Friends


I became so close to the English Ministry of my church after this experience. 
It was the best trip ever. 

Already Feels Like Winter

Hello again! It seems that I have no life beyond blogging, which is absolutely true. But I realized that I forgot some key stuff in the past post and I don't know if you guys (am I allowed to pluralize that?) check my revisions. I definitely don't because I am an avid blog follower. I'm not so into the vlog aspect. I always enjoyed a late treat of an unexpected blog; but I'm also a blog geek so that might just be me.

Life According to Me

Hello everybody! Today is Friday (at least where I live) and it feels like it hasn't been Friday forever. The week is starting to get difficult now... I thought English was okay and then my teacher throws us a really difficult quiz about Socrates. I definitely don't think that multiple choice quizzes are easy...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Assorted Box of Thoughts

Instead of chocolates, have ever thought of how enlightening a box of thoughts can be? Thoughts aren't fattening either! I have a lot of different thoughts today which might be a good thing or a bad thing. So here we go!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Iliad Makes Me Sleepy

I am seriously becoming sleep deprived. It's the second week of school now and we're reading about Socrates and the Iliad in English. It takes forever and like the title so wonderfully says, I can't keep my eyelids open. I wish I could go on an epic journey like Odysseus though.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Glimpses of My Life

I don't have a very interesting life but here am I blogging, again :) Day 2! of hopefully many more days to come. I have to realize in one short day that I am in love with blogging. One quirky, slightly worrisome, thing about me is that I love to talk to myself. I love it so much that now I unconsciously do it. By the way, I'm an only child, if you haven't figured that out yet. I know I annoyed the very nice friend sitting next to me during the AP tests last May. My muttering gets louder as I get frustrated and stressed. The AP test was one of the most stressful things I've ever taken. It's just weird to be in a room for about four hours of almost complete silence. My blood pressure was skyrocketing as I tried to finish the last few questions. The staff people watching you take the test are very, very dedicated to their craft.  When they stop, it means stop. It's about as paranoid as the airport about security and cheating. Then the test is all taped up and sent back to the Collegboard headquarters somewhere or another.