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!