Sunday, March 5, 2017

On My Last Fall Semester

So, even though I finished my last fall semester about 3 months ago now, I really want to reflect back on it as graduation comes closer... 

Strangely, last fall was one of the worst, yet most fun times of my life. I wouldn't repeat it, but I'm happy it happened. Here are some lessons from current me learned from past me:

1. Don't wait to do things! You went from doing things too fast to doing things too slowly - find that medium. Trust your gut; you seem to always stay with your initial feeling and know what you want as soon as you feel it, so act on it.

2. Party hard - you deserve it! But have mercy on the people around you, heh. Have fun, but be smart. 

3. Timing is everything. Time heals all wounds.

4. Sometimes people are not meant to come back to you, and that's okay. Life is not a fairytale, but you will have a fairytale ending when it is right. You always somehow have fun and find light in your darkest times, remember? Dark times do not last forever, and you will learn and do a ton of stuff until it's okay again.

5. You give up everything for the people you love, but people will not always do the same in return. Learn to let these people go, because you deserve what you put out. If someone really loves you and wants to be in your life, they will choose to be in it and make every effort to stay. Dedicate your time to people who dedicate time to you.

6. Enjoy watching sunsets. You don't get to see them much anymore with all these night classes. 

7. Take every chance you can to get out into the city! You're only here for a little while longer.

8. You have great friends. Remember to hang out with them and text them more often. Let them know how much you appreciate them.

9. It's okay to not always have your life together. It's okay to get help.

10. Your roommates are always the best! Let them know how much you love them for listening and helping you as your life falls apart LOL.

11. School is not everything, but try not to miss a month of class again. Learning is fun!

12. There are always events happening. Explore and always do new things.

13. You go to a great school and are truly surrounded by great people. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Summer vacation loves to throw a fastball at me every year it seems with how fun and fast it goes. I have already started school 3 weeks ago, and summer already feels like a long time ago. Entering my last year in college, my last fall semester seems to keep throwing fastballs at me too. Some fastballs so far:
  1.  "Oh this interesting class says it's open online. JK, when you try enrolling in it it will say full."
  2.   Professor says, "Don't worry, I will let everyone on the wait list in the class!" Next week, "JK.  I can't actually."
  3.   Professor says, "Yeah you will most likely get into the class." Next week, "Actually you just have to wait and see. I'll let people in randomly even though you're number 4 on the waitlist. It's like an adventure!"
  4.   "This 3 unit class is going to be so easy!! JK, it's a ton of reading and 4 essays for only 3 units?!"
  5.   "I'm gonna get in this Baking decal class." *Over 1,000 kids apply for 40 spots*
  6.   "You'll find out if you get into the class by the end of this week." *3 weeks later and still don't know*
  7.   "I'm waist listed for 2 classes, so I guess I just have to do the hw and attend both for the next month... Okay."
NOTE, the above list is heavily paraphrased by me.

Although summer makes me sad with how fast it goes, school just makes me stressed with all it's ambiguity.

But, however stressed I am, I have made myself a list of happy goals to achieve too:
  1.  Go out more! Invite friends to actually go outside of school. There's so much more nature and pretty things to do around here than LA.
  2.   Explore more of SF! Even it it costs $30 bucks to Uber around. 
  3.   Eat better food. I live in SF! Some of the best food is here, hello?!
  4.   Work out. Gain them abs. Lose that Transfer 20 weight from last year LOL.
  5.   Stop looking for "easy" classes. Take interesting classes! It's the last year to learn from the best and the last year of constantly being surrounded by great minds!
  6.   Stop obsessing over school. It's the last year.
Although super stressed from the chaos of the beginning of the school year, I am still very happy to be back. Already have covered about most of my happy goals list and it's just the beginning of the school year, so I just have to keep it up!

Senior year, let's go (faster through the beginning please)!!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Zoo(m) In!

Ecote tank top / / For Love and Lemons bralette / / Ralph Lauren shorts (old) / / Converse sneakers

Zooming in with my camera all the way to capture the small and hidden animals at the zoo seems to be my hobby this summer! I love animals and always have since I was a kid, but only this summer have I actually gone to the most famous zoo - the San Diego Zoo! Actually, I went like last month (which will be another late post heh), but I went to the Safari Park for my first time too this summer and it was such a great experience. 

Although expensive, the Safari Park in SD is wonderful to see all of the animals run, be free, and mingle with other species in a huge chunk of land. It gave me so much joy to just witness a bunch of different species chilling and simply looking at and with each other because it is such a rare nonexistent sight in other zoos.

I wore this cute and very light-weight outfit to the Safari Park because it was 100 degrees with skin-burning sun shining down at full potential. SO glad I wore something so light because I literally sweated the entire day... so don't zoom in to close to me! Hehe.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sea(ing) Blue

Free People dress / / Free People bralette / / Madewell sandals / / Forever 21 hat

It's literally been like 95 - 110 degrees everyday for the past 2 weeks and it SUCKS. Having acclimated to norcal weather already, this weather has been extra sucky to me. However, going to the beach always has me sea-ing the blues, and not in the bad way! Get my title now?! 

Sea blues, beachy weather, chill vibes, and this blue Free People dress is exactly what I needed to get away from the monotony of summer heat and work!

I was walking around the mall last week when I saw this dress on a mannequin and knew I had to have it for this summer. This blue color and all of the details from the crochet top to the draw strings on the side are just to die for! I haven't bought any Free People clothing items in awhile, but the style and quality of this dress is top notch and screams summer. This would also be a great beach cover up to layer with your bikinis! The back of the dress is unlined crochet, so I wore it with a cute strappy back bralette from Free People too, which matched my shoes and hat!

Having a car and an easily accessible beach literally make summer life.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Appealing to a Feeling

NBD dress / / Michael Kors heels
Weddings have always made me cry like a baby!! I guess because of all of the raw and vulnerable emotions just out for the world to see and also the idea that I am witnessing someone's final fulfillment of happiness and love happening right in front of me... As a pretty cynical person living in a world that I believe is a being increasingly filled with strange phobias and superficial feelings, weddings somehow still give me hope for the future (for myself and for all of you!). Since I'm such a sensitive introvert, I've always found it appealing when people share with me their feelings, giving me some typ(a) feeling, too. Get my title now (I think it's witty, okay!)?!

Side note, also thankful for a shopping addiction that provides to me an array of dresses to choose from when attending a wedding last minute!!

My cousin and his gf finally got married this weekend and it was such a cute wedding. I'm very thankful to have been there to witness it all (even though I was not planning to because of an ugly cold sore; this also explains why for all of these pics I'm looking to the right LOL) because I have not been to a wedding in awhile and so, this was such a refreshment after such an emotionally tumultuous year for me. What a great way to start off the summer!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer Break, Finally!

Abercrombie & Fitch dress (just bought on sale in stores, but don't see it online!)  / / mom's belt (old) / / Jeffrey Campbell boots / / Rebecca Minkoff purse


Oh my gosh I can't believe how quickly this year actually went by! And, I survived my first year without ruining my GPA! 

Getting sick like 10 times (literally - ask my roommate), breaking out in acne, and crying for a whole week straight (again, literally - ask my roommate) are just some of the many firsts that I have fulfilled during my first year at Berkeley (sadly or funnily - take it as you may). However, I'm finally on summer break and am so excited to be home for a straight 3 months! But, I only have one month of freedom before I start working full-time in June so time to go wild! I've been home for awhile now, but have mainly been stuck indoors due to a few sicknesses happening back to back... literally the worst start of summer vacation ever. But, I can't wait until I get better so I can start actually going out and continue my tanning.

So, one of the few the only remotely exciting thing I have done so far is visit the Venice Canals in LA. Surprisingly large and entertaining! You can spend a good like 3 hours just walking around and looking at the houses and boats.

The houses here remind me of Disneyland because they're all really short and have a theme - one was shaped like a castle, some super modern, some kind of like a temple. It was just so amazing to see how unique each house was built and decorated! Although they kind of look like mini houses because of the short floor heights and narrow length, but don't be fooled! Although narrow, but are long and have multiple floors. Some of the newer ones are even like a mansion and make me so jealous! I really recommend walking around here because these houses are just such #goals. Each house I think also owns a little boat in the canal! They're all so unique and vintage I want one!

Bread, bread, bread, bread! I LOVE BREAD! 

My lovely boyfriend decided we should go to this Italian restaurant nearby afterwards and it was one of the best I've ever had (my favorite Italian restaurant is in San Diego!)! It was next to the Venice pier, so very romantic and cooling at night, and had the best garlic bread EVER. It's called C&O Trattoria for anyone interested!

Super random and jumpy post, but that's all I have for now hehe. I shall live vicariously through everyone on my social media until I'm better again! So, until next time!