Tuesday, August 27, 2013

1 Year ♥

Hello everyone! Today I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of my blog! I cannot believe that it's already been one whole year (of tears, happiness, and all sorts of emotions in between). Thank you so much for always reading and taking the time to comment :) Being an eccentric person means having lots of strange stories somehow related to relevant topics and this is no exception. I was bored one day on the internet and I was looking to read stories about someone's personal life. I wanted to take a break from the dramatic interpretations that rom coms and chick lit created from . . . life. I was google searching but hadn't managed to find anything so thus I started my own blog about my own life. When I started my blog (a year ago), I wasn't expecting much. I wasn't even planning on regularly writing on it because I thought it'd be more of a summer fad. Well I was overjoyed with the feedback and the few people that started to follow me. I found a whole community of wonderful people all loving and doing the same thing as me. Thank you for the truly fantastic year. I look forward to many more! I love you guys so much :) 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

10 Back to School Tips!

the 2013-14 schedule!! leggo! the phone numbers are wrong so don't try calling ;) 

Hello everybody! It's the end of August and time to go back to school. I'm going to really miss sleeping until 9-10 am. If you've been following me for a while, you'll probably know that I like to post things a bit early. I get really excited about everything and once an idea takes place in my mind, I have to carry it out. So this post is all about getting ready for school. It's my last year of high school and I have accepted the fact. I was really dreading this moment but I'm prepared to make every single moment of senior year count. I had the best junior year in the world and it just doesn't seem like senior year can top that but I'll definitely try. Stay tuned for my tips on starting school interwoven with my favorite school supplies! 

Friday, August 23, 2013

I am a Successful Landlady.

Hehe I am not good at gaming (I think we established that...) but I love kairosoft games :)) Do any of you guys play those games? This one is called Dream House Days and you have your own apartment complex. In all kairosoft games you manage some sort of institution and you try not to go bankrupt while expanding. I highly encourage them!!!! Here are some photos of my beauuuutiful complex haha. 

My first resident was Anne Houser. I am really annoyed that all the husbands/wives are homemakers ... anyways she became really rich and had like 2 romantic interests..which is normal in this game. She got married and was like the only one who paid all the freaking rent. Her kid Belinda Houser is also super intelligent and became a botanist and earns 12.3 k... her daughter Belle is also really smart. It must be a Houser thing. 

the map of my complex! I have expanded a lot :) 


one of the coolest apartments on my complex. EXCEPT this guy won't freaking pay rent.

Just a shot of some more apartments. The girl with the ribbon is mini me!


Here is Anne's family!! Belinda moved out and got married and had Belle. Belle is also super perfect.

If you guys do play this game then you should leave your id in the comments so I can add you :) 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hello Mr. Moon


lol this just looks like saran wrap. 
My busy school life is starting again! I'm part of Link Crew (a sort of welcoming committee). Today we had our training day and my bestfrand and my sort of boyfriend (who was wonderful enough to help us out...) were working on candy necklaces. The wind made it very difficult to do this. I almost had a breakdown though. . . I don't think I'm emotionally okay. I'm not sure what exactly is wrong with me. I might be at risk for bipolarity. Tomorrow is the day where we get our schedules and time for me to show off my directional and tour giving skills (which don't exist...)! Although summer has come to end, I have missed my friends way too much. SENIOR YEARRRR.
the moon! 
update: even if they were terribly stressful to make, I received so many "compliments" teehee. It's so nice to see all my friends once again. 

In other recent news, I got a new phone!!! I had a Samsung Infuse for about a year and a half. It hated me as we all know but my new phone absolutely adores me. The case hasn't come in the mail and I'm still trying to figure out how to use all the features. I think I got a good grasp on it now but it's a lot different from my old phone! 

So I have a funny story for all of you here! I was talking to one of my friends, her name is also J (a different person with the same name...). I wanted some help with summer homework but instead of helping me figure out the answer, she told me she hadn't done it yet and to go watch a youtube video about being bored lols. She told me to also go see the moon because it was really bright. I tried looking out from the window and I couldn't see anything. I hurriedly ran outside to the front parking lot without any shoes but still couldn't see the darned moon! I changed my pants, put on some shoes, and went to the other side of where I live. Hehe in the midst, I called S to come help me find it, ah the benefits of only living 4 mins away. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Amusement Park Date!

This Saturday, I had the good fortune of visiting an amusement park with S and his church. His church is a Chinese church with such cool people!!!! They were all so nice to me even though it's their first time seeing me. I haven't been to an actual amusement park with what everyone pictures when the word roller coaster is said. I went to Universal Studios with J a while back but Universal Studios doesn't have that many rides and the purpose is not to ride super fast, super tall, and super scary roller coasters. It's more of a tourist attraction with more shows, food, games, etc. We rode almost everything worth riding and I've missed that sense of exhilaration you get as the line inches forward or the moments before the first downhill slope.

This is not to say that there weren't any awkward moments. Everyone thought it was unacceptable that we aren't officially dating . . . except most of that pressure fell on him lol. After the amusement park, we went to In&Out and Snowflake, a tea house. At Snowflake, I went to go use the bathroom and apparently they yelled at him to make it official.

In&Out gives you hats if you ask!!! So cool!

In the middle of a line, we were doing calculus "together" . . . and one of the girls asked "is this what you guys do on dates?" in a a totally serious voice. We just both stared away.

I said that I wanted cotton candy on a stick because I have such fond memories of twirling the little stick around, watching the pink puff follow suit. Holding cotton candy around is such a timeless joy. Anyways... S and I went through so much trouble to find it. We couldn't find it in stick form so I just went with a bag of cotton candy. Hehe it was so good, but so much...

Amusement park? Check! As the summer is winding down, I've done practically everything that I've wanted to do, ever.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back at Home at Last

Hi everyone!!!! It's been a long time since I've written here and I'm so sorry about that. It was really hard to blog in Korea because I was in the mindset of vacation. I'm back home in California now and I have really missed home. I really didn't want to leave Korea but I had long forgotten the hidden allures of home. It is weird not hearing Korean everywhere! I've missed sleeping in my own bed and eating a light breakfast in the morning. I have even missed the library. Can you believe that? When I was taking a shower this morning with my grapefruit and olive oil shampoo, it was the greatest feeling in the world. I love the feeling of walking outside and not sweating. I'm wearing jeans even though I hate jeans because it's so cold here! I'm spending my last moments of summer vacation studying and finishing up all the summer homework.

Surprisingly I'm not jetlagged and I slept at 10 pm yesterday. For me, that's SOOOOOO early! I haven't slept at ten for like 5 years.. Granted, I hadn't slept for 20 ish hours. Hehe, on the flight here I was watching movies the whole time on the little screen. My eyes are suffering but I think that's the only pain I feel.

I'm going to Great America (it's like Six Flags) on Saturday with S and ah I'm so excited!!! I haven't been to an actual amusement park for so long!!! I did go to Universal Studios with J (this post should be pretty easy to find..) but Universal Studios doesn't have that many roller coasters. I'm a roller coaster fanatic even if I get really scared and scream all the time. My parents, surprisingly, are letting me go but not without a round of questions. I have no idea where my mom gets her questions from.

When I returned I was dead set on getting an upgrade on my phone. My phone hates me and never functions properly. I've put up with it for about a year and a half. I just heard that Apple is releasing the iPhone 6 the day before my birthday (in September) and arghhhh. They're not selling it then so I'd realistically have to wait until like December..

My grandma from Busan is here with us and I'm not sure when she's leaving. She thinks it's strange how little my whole family eats. That's about all I have for an update. I cleaned my room yesterday so it looks quite nice. Here is a little state of the union for July.

In:
Slightly curly hair 
Korean boutique shopping 
Kiehl's 
Indigo (clothing)
Stripes and polka dots
Rabbit pencil case
San Francisco weather
Peplum tops
Jeopardy & I Hear Your Voice

Out:
Straight hair
San Francisco shopping mall
Skinfood (korean brand) shampoo
Pink (clothing)
Solid colors
Ribbon pencil case
Humidity
tank tops
Wheel of Fortune & Coffee Prince

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy August 1st!

I had a lovely two day outing with my friend N. Food. Shopping. Cafe. 
It's already the first day of August!! I spent my first day of August (um, I live in the US so compared to US time, Korea time is one day ahead.. well 16/17 hours to be precise) in Gangnam!! Gangnam is a very foreigner friendly city. There are so many American brands! I saw so many Starbucks, American Apparel, McDonalds, and even a Johnny Rockets. Korea is the only country where there is a substitute for McDonalds.. I'm going down to Busan at 2pm to see my dad's side of the family!! I have a guy cousin 6 months younger than me, two girl cousins at 13 and 10. Korean age is so confusing. No one knows if I'm 17 or 18.

I don't know if I want to even do another haul post. It makes me feel bad seeing all the things I bought flash up on the screen. My mom told me to stop. :( I really regret buying this dress from a subway boutique though. Mehh, maybe I'll fix it at home.

Sorry for the constant stream of short posts...