My favorite pics that I took at Coachella 2011
My favorite pics that I took at Coachella 2011
wow. it’s been a while since i’ve even thought about my tumblr lol… but somehow i’ve “stumbled upon” it once again.
Lots of things have changed since…
Hm lets see:
-Got a job.
I guess that’s it. But it’s crazy how 2 simple things can change your life. i’m sorry, MY life.
I never really thought about my life so deeply before. Usually, I just wake up and do my daily routine, see the usual people, do something different every now and then. And just live life nonchalantly.
But lately, life has pulled some crazy stunts on me. I don’t think I even have the effort to type everything out. But DAMN. I just gotta say… things can DEFINITELY happen when you least expect it, and things can definitely happen when you drive for it.
I think all these “happenings” have definitely made me grow as an individual just within the past month. It’s not only effected my life, but I’m sure those around me have seen a change in theirs.
How old am I? 23. How old do I feel? Young :)
My mind set has definitely changed from a year ago. Before I would always see myself as “ugh, i’m getting old”… but that’s because I really wasn’t doing anything with my life. I simply woke up, went to my part-time job as a waitress to make money, hung out with friends, and “tried” to find a job. But I really had no idea what I was looking for or living for.. which made me phase into a state of depression. And looking back, I was depressed. sad.
But thanks to some good talks with friends, a little soul searching, and TIME…I realized life ain’t so bad after all. All it takes is a little faith in yourself and an optimistic mind. In a sense, I’m actually glad I was in that state of depression only to realize that I was living for the wrong thing. I studied environmental science -_-.. what for? I have no idea still.. but if I continued down that path, I would still have no idea what I was living for… it really wasn’t in my best interest. I know it was something good, which is why I went for it, and because everyone else said it was a good area to get into now a days.
But now.. I know. I listened and kept an open mind. Explored and will keep exploring. But now I know what path I want to explore on. I love people! I want to keep meeting people, which is why I love Public Relations so much. I love traveling! I love experiencing different cultures/environments!
Anyway.. the whole reason why I wanted to start writing in this tumblr again is because I was at work today, doing the now routine 9-5 day. Had a lot of “free” time at work and got to the point where I remembered the site stumbledupon.com. Wow did that save the rest of my day lol I came upon a post that had 50 ways to live a better life.. or something like that. One of them said to keep a journal. So here i am. :)
It also said to do a lot of other things. I came home motivated to find other hobbies and will keep myself motivated to strive for more than just the routine, which I started to feel having a full-time job is like. But now I see it more as a time in life to have even MORE time to do whatever I want. I can come home and not have to stress about anything more than getting my bills paid, errands, etc. I actually have time in my day to think about what’s next. So, how can I better myself?
Still young. Still growing. Still livin it up.
Lately, I’ve been having some down days. At first I thought it was because I was PMSing. Little things would start to become a big deal to me, and I couldn’t get over them. I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night because I couldn’t deal with these problems by myself. I tried to vent by blogging it out, but nothing changes. Sad, I know.
Then I confide in my best friend about these issues I’m having, and these words definitely opened my eyes: "Don’t expect anything, that way you’ll always be happy."
It is definitely a phrase that has helped me live on. Nonetheless, it doesn’t mean that I should just brush my problems away like they aren’t a big deal. It is still good to vent to people and communicate, so you can work things out. Sometimes, problems do start small and only grow bigger if you let them live on. Just don’t let your expectations grow big, or else it will only conceive a problem.
So I’ve finally gotten a taste of LA life. In the past 2 weeks, I’ve taken 3 awesome trips to LA, and this is what I did:
Trip #1: Volcom Fashion show @ the Cooper Building in downtown LA.
This was an amazing experience! Thanks to my friend awesome friend Thien! His friend Christina is a pattern maker for Volcom and invited us to the show! The fashion show showcased volcom’s 2011 swim collection.
Best part of the night: OPEN BAR! The show only lasted about 30 min and the rest of the night was dedicated to partying! Volcom definitely knows how to do it with an open bar of well drinks and beer. The place was TRASHED by 11pm.
Then of course there was the AFTERPARTY @ the Alexandria Hotel.
We partied inside a huge red room with another OPEN BAR! This was pretty cool except there was absolutely no ventilation in the room. Felt like we were chillin in a sauna with one little window to breath from. So we didnt’ stay long and then headed to the AFTER AFTER PARTY @ the Standard Hotel.
This definitely made me feel like I was livin it up in LA! The rooftop bar had the most AMAZING view of Los Angeles’ skyscraper buildings. Not only was there a pool, but WATERBEDS in these little red huts. By this time of night, we were all pretty buzzed and the phrase of the night was “carpe dium”. The pool looked so amazing, we wanted to be in it! The hotel actually had a vending machine full of bathing suits and trunks for $80! Ridic! But they didn’t care if you were in your underwear either haha. Crazy Thien and Nancy actually went in. CARPE DIUM!
TRIP #2: Gaam in K-town
So I did the K-town thing and went to this sick restuarant/lounge for my friend Liz’s “going away.” The place was a bit pricy, but I loved the ambiance of it. They played Korean and other popular music videos on this huge projector screen. felt like we were in a mod attic with the high vaulted ceilings and copper pipes.
DISCOVERY OF THE NIGHT: Peach soju is the shit! I’m sure if I had more it would’ve been a creeper. Which is why I love flavored soju! Tastes just like juice! We also ordered some yakitori and sweet potato fries to munch on. Everyone was hungry, but the food was so pricey. We left hungry and sober and spend about $20/person.
*Can’t wait til I get a real job, so I could actually enjoy places like Gaam.*
Trip #3: Daikokuya, The Viper Room, and My House
Robin and I headed out early to LA to eat dinner at Daikokuya in Little Tokyo before the Fans of Jimmy Century performance at the Viper Room to watch my cousin perform. We arrived at the restaurant at 5:30pm and there was NO WAIT! If you’ve been here, you should know there’s ALWAYS a wait. But I guess 5:30 is the magic time. If you’ve never been here before, you have to try it! BEST RAMEN EVER! It’s probably the most authentically made ramen around. They make the broth from pork bones that broils for at least a day and add in other goodies like chashu pork, egg, sprouts, and green onions. Drool…
Then we headed to the Viper Room to watch the Fans of Jimmy Century perform
If you’ve never heard of this band, you should check them out because:
Alternative Dance / Indie Disco group Fans of Jimmy Century is best known for their 2008-2009 single “Hot Sahara,” which received national attention on the dance charts climbing to #23, as well as featured spots on television shows The L Word (in a scene so steamy, it’s now referred to by L Word fanatics as “The Hot Sahara Scene”,) Melrose Place, Community, Ugly Betty, The Hills, and Samantha Who? “Hot Sahara” and the related album, Twist of the Banshees, were also on the prelist of nominations for two Grammy awards in the electronic dance category last year.
My cousin is the drummer and apparently there were recording companies there watching. I wish them the best and hopefully they only get bigger from this performance!
After the show, Robin and I hung out with my awesome sister, Diana, her boyfriend, Paul, her roommate, Aveda, and Aveda’s boyfriend, Alex at the club, My House.
The club was pretty much a fancy house! The main dance area was a living room with a couple bars. Then upstairs was an actual bed and bath with a bar. Thanks to my sis and her friends, Robin and I had a crazy night that included shots of patron, JD, 151, Blanco Tequila, Jack and Coke, Vodka Tonics, etc. It’s one of those.. “What the fuck happened at the end of the night and how did I get here”… kinda night. We crashed at Diana’s place. And as I right this blog, I am still recovering from the night. FUN!
Can’t wait to experience more of LA life this Thursday at Boulevard 3 for Jenevieve’s Birthday! :) FREE TACOS AND CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES! YES!
went to the kogi truck today and had this. but instead of chicken, SHORT RIBS. yum!
I’ve spent many days being lazy. Some days I wake up and just eat and take another nap, and then wake up and eat and potato couch around. Then the next thing I know, I get sick and waste even more days laying around, trying to get better. So I get better. And now, I have pink eye!!! *sigh* This is when I realize: damn, I could of gotten so many things done while I was being lazy and now I’ve wasted even more days just trying to get better. I feel like SUCH A BUM!
I can’t do this anymore. There’s is no time to waste in life. Like work, you’re only given an certain amount of sick days. So in life, I need to make use of my work days to make some income!
Shopping alone is never a good idea for me. But, I do it because it’s my time for myself. And every time I do, I find myself spending AT LEAST $50, if not more. I look at all the things I own right now, and I can easily give away about half of it because I don’t use or wear them. And I think.. what was I thinking… I could of saved up all this money I bought on cheap, useless things and one-time, wearable clothes to buy something cooler or better, like a flat screen TV!
Now as I grow up, I find myself becoming waaaaaay more money conscious, which is good! But in a sense I also find myself buying more high-quality, and sometimes, more expensive things because I want my moneys worth. I know I need to save money in order to support myself, as well as for unexpected expenses, but it’s hard. My parents were right. It’s easier to spend, then to save. Growing up sucks. But in the end, I know it will feel good when I can buy things that are really worth my happiness :)
SO START SAVING!!
It’s been more than a year since I graduated from UCI and I’m still figuring out my life path. I hoped I wouldn’t be one of those people who keep changing their career path a million times until they finally find the right one. But I am.
I went into college as an environmental science major, thinking I would get all these job offers right after I graduate. But no. I FINALLY realized (somehow it just all of sudden clicked in my head) that I DO NOT want to be an environmental scientist. I think the only thing that kept me going with that major was that I knew it was such an important subject for our future. But I never thought about if I liked it or not. I just did it, just like I just went through elementary school and high school. I knew it was a good subject, and everyone would reassure me that students like me would make a difference in the world. BUT, people also always asked what I would do with it, and I never had an answer for them. Government? Nope. That failed.
For a whole year! I searched for environmental science jobs just to realize: a bachelors is not good enough for environmental science. I need to go to grad school! BUT I’m not passionate enough about this subject to spend more money on school. So, I’m back to square one.
What do I want to do in life??
…PUBLIC RELATIONS? we shall see…