summer. 23. chinese american. denver/new york/taipei. morning news producer. sometimes writer.
Sunday, August 5, 2012 @ 4:19:00 AM
on monday, i cried in the car, on the phone with my dad, and then in my bathroom. it's early sunday morning now, and i'm still struggling.
i hate that so much of my happiness is hinged on my career, because as far as that goes, where i am is not where i want to be anymore. it's been a tough week.
home decoration is the last frontier for a shopaholic
Thursday, February 9, 2012 @ 2:06:00 PM
what i still need: a statement end table statement chair(s?) a bar bench that's not black living room area rug assorted decor matching graphic frameless wall hanging statement photo frames to pick, edit, & send photos to be printed
what i bought this past week: two metallic silver adjustable barstools three traditional chinese guard dog figurines, one red, three white one white horsehead figurine wall decal, giant black peony dream-catcher mosaic decorative vase yankee candles, plumeria and fresh water
misc things to save up for: a new camera a new macbook pro ajalskgle. plane tix to LA big bang concert/merch tix
i had a pretty marvelous day. i wasn't expecting anything at all, so when i received a multitude of surprises and presents and happy birthdays from across the entire world (jeff from japan, alex from india!!) it just made the entire day so much sweeter. at work, nate brought in a steaming pot of green chili and homemade tortillas; he told me to open up the foil pack and on top was an 's' tortilla, s for summer, how sweet! we also had a lot of pastries and starbucks coffee from greg, and though i was wholly unproductive for most of the night, i happened to be watching at 6:59 when adam, jenn, and craig all gave me a shout-out on air :').
i met claire and daren for a late breakfast at snooze, and was a little bit of a grumpy bitch when we first got there, complaining about people being late (ha! like i'm one to talk) and how i didn't want to share a gluten-free pancake but i guess i would - but by the time our server gave me a special cinnamon pancake (non-gluten free!) with a little blue candle on top and said she didn't want to make me something i didn't want to eat on my birthday, i was completely melted. claire gave me the sweetest, most hilarious card and her and daren paid for my breakfast. i was joking about wanting to get early-morning drunk but i managed not to. the cinnamon pancake, btw, was absolutely orgasmic. i've never had anything that amazing. i think i tuned out whatever the conversation was at the time because i was just happy chewing.
at home, i showered and mom brought up my package in the mail - all the way from korea, missha bb cream, yay! we talked for a while sitting on the landing of the stairs and it was really nice, and then i took a three hour nap - the most sleep i got the entire day, haha!
when i woke up, there was a hongbao by my bed from my mom ;___; and then we had a sichuan feast and i've never heard mom laugh that hard over stories about when she threw away my grandpa/grandma's hoarder things and their reactions. and then my sister surprised me with her present and a small cake she bought with her own allowance ;u; and then i fell asleep for 30 minutes on the couch during the movie and now i'm just happy.
so i'm 23 (or, like i've been telling people all day, 21 for the third time). securely in denial about my age - i think this is the year i'll start lying about it. but i'm #content and #happy and #allgoodthings, to say the least. :)
mood_ happy music_ happy birthday, as serenaded by jenn and adam! crave_ nothing