Saturday, July 27, 2013

Liebster Blog Award!

I am finally getting around to this!! Thank you so much to Ridx and Rileysmilesify! I know this is quite late but better late than never! I love doing this award because it gives you guys (the readers..) a better sense about who I am. I'm really sorry if the layout on this is strange. My grandma's computer is ancient.

The rules that come with this award are:
  1. Answer 11 questions asked by your nominator, and tell your readers 11 facts about yourself.
  2. Choose 3-5 other bloggers with less than 200 subscribers to pass the award onto.
  3. Make 11 questions for them to answer, and then go on their blogs and tell them about your nomination.
11 Facts About Me:
1. I read novels really fast. My parents get upset about that because they have to buy me new books often. BUT I also scrimp and save by buying books at used book stores. I don't understand why you have to spend $14 bucks on a book you could be buying for $2. Used book stores are the best!!
2. I think I've come to terms about makeup. Hehe and my mom is letting me wear eyemakeup. It still takes me forever to apply mascara though... I forget not to blink and then there's this huge black smudge.
3. One time when I was little, my toe got stuck in an escalator. Another time my pinky toe got stuck in a running machine. It's a miracle that I have 10 toes.
4. I watch lots of Korean dramas for fun. (I Hear Your Voice, my new love). I also watch Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, and occasionally New Girl.
5. I buy cameras in hope that I'll use them but I don't.. sighs.
6. My favorite flowers are poppies, roses, and pansies.
7. I can't put contacts in my eyes. :/ It was such a disappointment. I am getting Lasik though! Just counting down the days.
8. I like Safari over Firefox and Chrome. It's just convenience mainly.
9. I am really stubborn and cannot compromise most of the time. If I want something, I NEED to have it. I'm trying to change that.
10. I love biology! and English. I hate math though! I'm all done with calculus, hopefully forever. YAY!
11. I write really long letters and emails and cards.

And here are 11 questions for these great individuals! from Rileysmilesify
What is a topic that you can talk about for hours?
Hmm, I don't know if there's a specific topic really. I can talk hours about myself... and my life hehe. It really depends on the person I'm talking to and not really the topic.
 What is your favorite movie?
I have so many! A King of Hearts, The Proposal, He's Just Not That into You, Howl's Moving Castle, Up, 10 Things I Hate about You. If you've been a constant reader, you will recognize these names right away. Sorry these don't change for me.
 If you could go anywhere in the world and with anyone, where would you go and with whom?
Hehe. If I had the choice, I'd go to New York or Korea with S. Lately, I've been going off to really cool places and it's sort of been unbearable not to see him. But in reality (I don't know how possible the above options are...), I'd be totally happy going to an amusement park with him. Why do you blog?
This is one of the questions that always comes up on the Liebster Blog Award. I blog because I need an outlet and I like sharing about my life. I always try to keep a diary but it never works out because I have no motivation to write every day. I love reading back on these things so a blog is so perfect. 
If you only had five sentences left to say before losing the ability to speak, what would you say?
Oh my goodness. I talk SO SO SO SO SO SO SO much. Probably "I'm so upset that I can't talk anymore and I don't even know why this happened to me. This is the worst thing ever and now I have to write everything down or learn sign language. Why? Why is the world so cruel? Goodbye talking!"
 Who is your favorite character in fiction?
Ooh. I have quite a few. I love Becky Bloomwood in The Confession's of a Shopaholic. I love Sasha in A Visit from the Goon Squad, Esther Greenwood in The Bell Jar. All the characters in Harry Potter series. Bernadette in Where'd You Go, Bernadette? and so many more. These people all showcase a side and personality I wish I had. 
What is a song you could listen to on replay for hours?
This changes a lot because I get tired of songs pretty fast. Currently my obsessions are 22 by Taylor Swift and Officially Missing You by Geeks. I think I've mentioned these before. I also listen to the I Hear Your Voice drama OST music on reply right now. 
Describe yourself in 3 words!
Cheerful! Optimistic! Energetic!
 There is a snow day and school was cancelled--what do you do?
Well I used to live in Colorado and we did have quite a few snow days every winter. I don't really like the cold so I'd stay inside, with some hot cocoa and curled up with a book. It's the perfect way to spend a rainy day or a snow day.
 What is your favorite book, and why?
Um I sort of answered this in the past question but I also have a whole page about this! Check it out! What is your favorite quotation?
"Three seconds are beautiful" from King of Hearts. Hehe, I love this quote. 

Thank you.. Miss.Ridx. 

Have you ever made a prank phone call? 
I have of course!! This is a tradition at any sleep over. 
Do you believe in karma?
Yes I do. Mostly because if you're mean to people, they'll be mean to you too. For one example: you decide not to help out a struggling business. One day you're jobless and oh the irony, the business is super huge and denies you a job.
What is your perfect pizza? 
I love margarita pizza? Is that how you spell it? It's the one with huge slices of tomato and basic. There's also a pizza place that I love that makes the best zucchini pizza. 
What is your first thought when waking up in the morning? 
My hair is a mess. What is that on my face? and rarely: oh yay it's morning! 
What is your first thought before you go to bed? 
Oh my gosh. It's so late. I'm so tired. zzz
Do you get along with your family?
I get along with my family most of the time!! My family is so nice to me. They have never pushed me to be a doctor or lawyer or engineer like most other Asian parents. Of course we fight sometimes but on a whole, my family and I get along very well. 
Do you make wishes on shooting stars? 
I haven't actually seen very many shooting stars so no. But maybe I will if I see one in the future. If you could go back and change one day, what would it be? 
HMM. You know I don't think I would change any day. Cliche as it is, the mistakes have really molded me into the person I am today. Even the little mistakes.Do you remember your dreams? 
YES. I have such vivid dreams. They're really long and descriptive. I include them in posts sometimes. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Both!!! I love waking up really early by accident. I love getting things done before noon. Even if I'm doing the same thing at one pm, it makes me unhappy. I also stay up almost every night.. it's especially bad during the summer where I haven't slept before 3am. During the school year I stay up till like 1am, but that's not my fault.  
Do you have any phobias?  
I hate bugs. I guess that's a phobia. 
If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create?
Ooh, a sheep and a rabbit haha. I'd love to see that. 
What's the most unusual conversation you've ever had?
Unusual? Every single conversation I have with everyone, ever. I'm the epitome of unusual. Usually I whip up some bio knowledge and people quickly go away. 
If your parents hated your partner you currently loved would you ditch him or carry on with him despite the protests?
My parents don't really like my current sort of boyfriend. They're okay with the fact that I spend days in the library with him sometimes though. It's not fair for your parents to decide who you marry or love. Sometimes their advice is valid (see any chick flick) but racial bias and things like that are not good reasons not to be with someone.
Have you ever been professionally photographed?
Do senior portraits count? If not, then no. 
Do you prefer blue or black inked pens?
Black! I only use black G2 pens.
Have you ever baked your own cake?
Yes I love to bake!! I don't normally bake cakes though. Maybe I will next time with S, and probably get yelled at by my parents.
What's your favorite smell/scent?
hehe I love the smell of gasoline... and candles and Daisy by Marc Jacobs. 
Can you blow bubbles with bubblegum?
That was my childhood right there. I haven't chewed gum in a long time though. Thank you invisalign. What was your favorite birthday?
I went to an amusement park with friends in 8th grade. I also had a really fun scavenger hunt sophomore year and junior year. Birthdays are just fun in general.
Can you curl your tongue?
Nope!! I cannot curl my tongue. 
If you could learn any language fluently what would it be?
Hmm, probably mandarin or Japanese!! Or French. All these languages are so cool. 
What historical Figure would you love to see in 21st century life?
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY CHOICES.....? Martin Luther? Castiglione? Mary Wollstonecraft? Betty Friedan? ooh I don't know. 
As a kid were you ever frightened of a monster under the bed or in the cupboard?
Neither... one time I thought the shadow of my backpack was a cat. I eagerly got out of bed and was clearly disappointed.
Do you like clowns?
No, I don't like clowns or anything to do with circuses. Animal rights, yo. 
Are you a clean or messy person?
I'm both at times.. I like to be a clean person but end up too lazy to be clean.
Can you play chess?
Very badly, yes! 
What's your favorite Movie quote?
Look above at the other set of questions. 
What's your favorite type of tree?
Hmm, I like aspen trees! 
If you could bankrupt one person or company who would it be?
I don't know... I don't think anyone deserves to be bankrupt..
If you could steal one thing without consequence what would it be?
Probably some picasso painting worth millions. hehe. 
Do you prefer shopping on the high street or online?
Online shopping is much easier but I do enjoy going through boutiques and checking out pretty clothes. I sort of went crazy yesterday in all these Korean boutiques. I still haven't bought half of what I want yet.... oh my. 
Would you ever want to learn to fly?
That would be wonderful. If I could, I definitely would learn to fly. 
Do you often read your horoscope?
I used to but I don't anymore. I used to get fashion magazines but now I don't and so . . . no. 
Have you ever had a proper Tarot reading?
My friend hired a fortune teller for her birthday and she gave me a proper Tarot reading. One and only time! 
What's your favorite brand of newspaper?
NEW YORK TIMES. Oh my goodness. I love the Times. 
What's the cleverest word you know?
I've been studying SAT words with S hehe. My vocabulary has somewhat increased. I would never use this words in real life. Dappled! Just kidding I love that word though. How about olfactory? Hehe I love that word. Erm this is quite embarrassing. Ignominious! Thank you Hawthorne! 
Do you do your utmost for the environment?Honestly, no. I recycle and take reusable bags to the grocery store but I could be doing much more. 
Do you ever make your own greetings cards?
I love making cards so yes! I always make birthday cards for friends and thank you cards for teachers. 

Phew!! All done with that. I'm sorry if my responses are pretty short. There were a lot of questions. Now for my questions, I'll only ask 11 to be nice.

1. What do you wear for pajamas? 
2. What is your favorite snack food? 
3. Favorite thing to order at a coffee shop? 
4. PC or Mac? Why? 
5. What is your favorite time of day?
6. Do you have an outfit that you love? If so, what is it?   
7. Have you ever accidentally thrown something important away? 
8. What is the worst moment when your phone failed on you? 
9. If you could be a character in any book, who would it be? 
10. Do you have any role models? 
11. What is your dream career?

Forever Amber

I think I've nominated everyone else!!! Feel free to answer these questions in the comments though!
PS: would it be bad if I want to buy another pair of rainboots ..?? and another pair of faux heels (heels but like 2 inches) and strappy sandals? That's so many pairs of shoes..okay bye!


  1. It's nice to get to know you better through these answers! Congrats on the award :)

  2. Thanks so much for awarding me!!! Your questions were so fun to answer!

  3. I love buying books and no matter how expensive they are, I guess they are worth it. I am out of money sometimes so I prefer to buy it from used bookstore. The problem is that I hate pirated books and I don't want to promote them buy buying them. I wonder if you get original books on used bookstore. There is something about new books that you can't resist. :)

    I am going to start using makeup. yay and I can't wait. I am gonna share that on my blog too. I don't know how to use mascara but I try do apply that and somehow I manage to.

    and I used to watch Greys Anatomy and I haven't watched that I mean all of it. I need to.


    I love sunflowers and roses. :)and love writing long letters and emails. Its so much fun. :)

    I hate how I am bad at maths. but I am done with it so Yay.

    I have never tried the pizzas you have named. so I am gonna try that out. I love trying new food. and practically all the new stuff.

    OMG are you preparing for SAT? I need to do that too.

    I have to type a lot of stuff but I gotta go now. I have updated my blog too. I would love if you just check out my story and give me your honest comments. Haha. :)

    Much love!

  4. Pirated books? Oh! At the used bookstores I go to, the books are all from donations! I don't think they're pirated but I'll definitely look into that. I don't wanna be buying pirated books!!!!

    Haha yeah, the trick is to not blink no matter what you do. Heheh I don't like doctor shows because I can't deal with seeing blood, ever. I freak out when my friends get little paper cuts. I've bought so many cameras.... and I just give them to my parents now. My dad asked if I needed a new camera because I still carry around my really old camera on trips. I want a new camera but I know I'll never ever use it. :) We have so many similarities!! I like sunflowers too!! Yay for being done with math!!!!! Yessss those pizzas are amazing, definitely worth trying!!! I took the SAT twice and did mehh so I'm now preparing the ACT. I will definitely check out your blog!!!

    Thanks :) much love to you too!!!

  5. Thank you very much for nominating me!
    It's already on my blog :) I was so excited when I saw it hahaha :)

  6. You're so welcome!!! I love reading you blog! I'm going to go right now and read it!

  7. Haha, oh my goodness your bio comments. I don't even know what to day, this is just so interesting! HAha, and yes, buy the shoes, everyone is allowed their weakness ;)

  8. by the way, ignominious is my favorite word ever, just want you to know