Sunday, September 30, 2007

What does D.S. stand for?

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New gift from my sister, georgie and mel for my birthday. We played mario cart after church together and it was tons of fun. I LOVE the black carrying case with red stitch trims. It matches my phone too! i think i have a thing for red. or more maroon red. love it. (thanks you guys! i heart you) Now when Mike plays Madden... i can play on the ds!

Mel & Glo

At night, I met up with the roommates again for dinner at Grand Lux Cafe. I had my camera in my bag and everything, but when the food came, I totally forgot to take pictures. So I told myself that I'll at least get a picture of the dessert. Nope. forgot about that too.

The Baileys Coffee was really good and the Cajun Rib Eye was alright. I probably enjoyed the fries more (when do I not?). I really think they should have a french fries restaurant serving all different types of fries with all different types of seasoning & dipping sauce. YUM! i love fries.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Baked potato night!

We had this huge sack of potatoes from costco that we couldn't finish... So we called up my family and pam to come over for a 'baked potato night'. It was sooo yummy. Now we're so carb-ed out and really to sleep.

It's Official.

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Sunday, December 16th... 1 something pm
4th row on at the 40 yard line - colts side

it's exciting.

I hope we don't get killed by raider fans... they seem kinda... passionate.

maybe i'll get to shake Tony Dungy's hand. that would be awesome.

First picture with canon sd 750

the camera came! not a very fun picture, but it's the first test shot. more pictures to follow. yay!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

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So I know Mike thinks it's ridiculous that I wanted another camera after I told him that once I get my xti, I wouldn't get another camera for another like 10 years (or however long my xti lives for... I tried to convince him with analogies like it's the same as him having 5 guitars or having madden '06, '07 & '08 - he doesn't think it's the same)... but 2 things happened since...
  1. my sister lost my small camera (so she offered to pay for a new one for me)
  2. people tend to look at me weird when I bring my xti to restaurants and I really like taking pictures of food. (gotta remember if the meal was good enough to go back to try other things, right?)
So that brings me to getting the canon (gotta stay with the same brand) SD 750. The 3 inch LCD screen got me. The really cool thing is that it uses a SD card and my treo uses a mini SD card. The mini SD card comes with a adapter thing that converts the mini SD to a regular SD. That means.... I can use the same SD card to take pictures and upload & blog from my phone! So now, I can remember my everyday with words and pictures.

I was never sure how much I wanted to write on this blog and what this blog was meant for... I don't really know who reads this or if anyone reads this at all. I do know that when I re-read what I've posted before, I get a rush of memories for that particular day and that particular moment. I love that. So I decided this blog will be a place for the following things:
  • to remember my daily events & thoughts
  • pictures, photography, and more pictures
  • to share everything scrapbook related
  • to use the journaling on these posts for my scrapbook pages
  • to improve my writing skills
so now when I don't remember why I'm blogging... I can look back and blog with reason.

my talented sister doing one of her many jumps

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This is how I want to live my life

Our Last Day at Disneyland... for a couple months

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

And on my actual birthday...

The original plan for today was to go to the LA Fair, eat lots of food and take lots of pictures. I even ordered my lens to arrive by Monday so that I can have it in time to go take pictures at the fair.... but we found out later that the fair is closed on mondays and tuesdays. BOOOO! so mike decided to bbq for lunch.

BBQ Ribs

We stayed home majority of the day eating the delicious ribs and watching a dvd (school of rock). took our time to get ready and headed down to cerritos/lakewood area for dinner. We had some time to kill so we ended up at the cerritos mall and watched Rush Hour 3.

After the movie... we went to Joe's Sushi! =) i heart sushi

Joe's Sushi

The crazy thing is that the party isn't over yet. I have carrot cake to look forward to on Thursday with people at work and something fun with the roommates sometime next week?

I am beyond blessed to have awesome people that shower me with love. I didn't think turning 25 was that big of a deal, but it turned out to be a big celebration.

Thank you for all the facebook comments, the text messages, the hugs, the phone calls, the dinners, the drinks, the memories that were created this past weekend.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Happy Birthday, Bryan & Brandon

Today is a special day... today is my cousins Bryan & Brandon's 13th birthday!!! Wow... they are finally teens. When I saw them in April, I forgot that they were only 12... i kept thinking they were 17, getting ready for college. They are probably way taller than me now, and more stressed with school in Singapore =)

Bryan, Glo, Mike, Brandon

Boys, if you are reading this... I hope you got my SMS. "Happy birthday!!" Hope you had an awesome birthday today. We love you TONS and TONS and wish you a very blessed year ahead.

I went to work, my sister didn't make it to school cos she got a stye in her eye... so she came to the cafe to do her work. after work, we went to old town to shop around urban and forever but didn't get anything but 2 necklaces. She had a doctor's appointment at 4, so we didn't have time to really shop at any other places.

It's funny how it ended up to be a family affair. My parents ended up showing up at the hospital /clinic too. My dad and I waited outside (and instead of talked to each other, we texted each other with our phones... my dad is obsessed with his phone) while my mom went in to see the doctor with my sister.

My mom convinced me to go to dinner with the family at Yasmin... but I needed to make another costco run with my sister. So after shopping at costco with my sister, we went home to pick up mike and headed over to another yummy dinner.

We feasted and went home to watch "what a girl wants" {my favorite movie}

Sunday, September 16, 2007

more fun and good food

so i slept in cos by the time i showered and slept, it was after 4am. Mike got to watch the colts game at 10am so it worked out well for both of us. =)

it was a relaxing day of just sleeping and sleeping... (SO needed it after a late night and the 5 miles) at 4pm we left to go to Brian's birthday bbq. That was a lot of fun. Got to chat with some people there and eat more good food. Even tho I slept all day, I was still really tired... so we went home around 9 (i think)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I'm hip, I'm young..

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7:00am - wake up
7:15am - leave the house
7:45am - arrive at Jeymi's house
7:55am - leave Jeymi's house
8:15amish - jeymi (or was it sean?) receives a call saying that they require all runners to be doing 12 min/mile {are they freaking kidding me?!?!? damn it, we're going to be the last ones and the police will have to escort us to the finish line cos we can't run 12 min/miles!!!}
8:50amish - arrive at the starting point {oh my goodness, i've never seen so many people wanting to run in my life!}
9:05am - crossed the starting line
9: 20am - finished mile 1 {damn it! 4 more to go!!! - ok, let's walk one light and run one light}
... after walking more lights than running the lights.... a jamba juice stop...
10:35 ish - crossed the finish line!

after the race, we got our medal, banana, water, sports bar and headed to alcove for some breakfast/coffee

Nike Run Hit Remix

That was just the beginning of my day.

I went home, found my parents there and after having my mom cook me scramble eggs... we went to get a foot massage. ($15/hr) totally needed it =)

Went home and napped for 30 mins before Mike came home from hanging out with his friends. Got ready for the night and headed out to dinner at the boiling crab in Alhambra.

Thank You gerogie, lover, fat, charlene, sister, neh, freak, june, singer, koj, pam, sandra, andrew, jeffery, and mike for coming out to dinner. It was some awesome seafood. very yum!

After dinner and a MASSIVE mango cake from lover, we headed over to J Lounge in LA. The club was cool... really really crowded. DJ wasn't so hot... but it was fun. good company, fun times =)

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thanks for the pictures josh!

The night ended with everyone meeting at the beloved K.T Cafe for some good lemon ice tea. Got home at 3:30am... I have not done that in SO LONG!

Friday, September 14, 2007

The feasting begins

My family went to Manna (all you can eat korean bbq) for dinner. My parents have not been there before and Mike & I were craving korean bbq, so I thought it was a good reason to go and pig out! It was very very good... thank goodness I was going to walking 5 miles the very next morning.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

a simple prayer

Lord, not my will, but your will be done

Saturday, September 08, 2007

My Saturday

Today i...
- went to F3 to volunteer
- hung out at the cafe
- worked 4 hours at the cafe
- read magazines
- drank coffee
- bothered my sister as she tried to do her math homework

Latte that smiles

Latte that smiles
there's art in making lattes at work

Friday, September 07, 2007


Gotta end the night with my favorite dessert (coffee and taramisu)

fun night of catching up, laughing at each other and tons of food... a typical night out with these girls.

Girls night out

Magnolia on hollywood & vine

Thursday, September 06, 2007

some good stuff today

  1. The Colts Won!Superbowl Sunday Picture Taken Super Bowl XLI (2006)
  2. Mike cooked up some awesome rib-eye steak, potato salad, corn on the cob, fresh gauc, chicken wings. I'm so full.
  3. I ordered this kit. one of my many birthday presents from Mike. (Everything I bought since August has been "for my birthday") For my next trip, I'm determined to scrap it. can't wait to get my very first kit.
  4. good stuff yesterday: walked once around the rose bowl yesterday with Erin and my sister. totally do-able. good pace... can't wait to do it again =)