photo of Hong Kong model Janice Man from her site

my latest purchases from Forever 21 (:

Betsey Johnson belt with studded buckle (from Ross!)

faux leather/fur ushanka with minor stud detailing (from Krazy Kaps at Pier 39)

Stud: Alex Pettyfer. He is an 18 year-old actor and model from England. Photos are by Kai Z. Feng

where is my mind

I watched Fight Club last night (for the first time ever). I love the last scene where the buildings are falling one by one to the sound of The Pixies. It was so... beautiful? Maybe I'm a little bit crazy. Anyway, I'll be in San Francisco for one more week. I feel like I have done nothing but EAT. One of these days I will make a special post dedicated entirely to the food I've eaten on this vacation. I still need to do so many things!

New Years is in three days. Resolutions? Probably the same ones I've had every friggin year: EXERCISE (...ha), do better in school, get a job, sleep earlier, etc etc. Nothing has changed. I'm still skinny fat, mediocre at everything, jobless and practically nocturnal. But I guess my real goal this year is to graduate from college.

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hello from sf

So, yesterday was my 22nd bday and we celebrated at Ai Sushi on Geary and 18th. I just had a few sips as I am slightly allergic to certain types of alcohol. Those yelp reviews are so hilarious and so true!

"Looks like a run down karaoke brothel... "

"huge groups of drunken underagers hollering and banging their fists on the tables..."

ahaha.. YES. free provocative birthday dessert included. Wow, I haven't updated in a really long time. It's currently 43°F here in San Francisco. I miss heat. I miss this heat.

photo of Guam taken by my cousin Alva

mail / milk

Mail makes me so happy. I just got a package of stuff I ordered online from Forever 21. Their packaging is so neat. I know I could have just gone to a store, but sometimes it gets pretty chaotic. Fortunately, everything fits :)!

I have finals next week. They're all really big papers :(.

In other news, Milk comes out tomorrow and I really really want to watch it.

source: flickr



distracted again. I have a paper (eight pages) due on Monday. I have about less than three pages?

If I only count the days I have class, there's only six days left before exam week. on the saturday after exam week, I will be off to SF, my second home away from home - to hang out with family/friends for all of winter break. (YESSSSS.)

Anyway, I'm most especially looking forward to some delicious foods. Some legitimate, inexpensive, good food! I took these over the summer:

crepe from Japantown. yeah, that's ham and avacado. I don't know, just trying something new. it tasted pretty good actually

dan tats -- egg custard tarts from Irving

dim sum from Clement


shark bait

It's actually more like 4:09AM right now. Anyway, Aimee from Song of Style has tagged anyone who checks out her blog - (which you should do), with :

6 things that make me happy :)

1. chocolate soft-serve ice cream from Mt. Lam Lam Sno n' Ice Cream back home on Guam. probably these best chocolate soft-serve ice cream ever. I remember being really depressed one day, and this really cheered me up. I took this photo when I went home this past summer :

2. getting letters/packages in the mail. which reminds me, i finally got my package from amazon :

3. cute babies/puppies make me squeal
4. finding great bargains/winning things on ebay/shopping in general
5. SF, Guam, & Hong Kong
6. i love recessed lighting. LOVE. i need them all over my future house

There's much more. like, People who can make me laugh , of course , make me super happy.


We took a drive up to L.A. to pick up my friend's passport at the Chinese Embassy. We stopped by this deserted mall in Little Tokyo and ate at a cozy lil Japanese restaurant called Hana Ichimonme. The ramen sets were quiet cheap and delicious. For dessert, a green tea mochi ice cream from the Japanese snack store on the first floor... nom nom nom

In other news, I got some Zyrtec today for my hives, as suggested by the doctor. I had to pay $15 to wait one hour to then listen to a doctor talk for a few minutes about information I had already discovered on the internets :(

science of sleep

Can you get to the point where it becomes difficult to differentiate between dreams and reality?

Since I've moved to this new residence about four months ago, I seem to be experiencing dreams almost every night. I've had several dreams of family members dying only to wake up crying and immediately calling the individual to find out that they're perfectly alive.

I was watching this movie on the day I came up with the name for this blog. Beautiful little movie. It makes me want to move to Europe! Anyway, I'm just trying to find everything and anything else to do besides working on my paper due tomorrow :(.

great success

photo by Terry Richardson