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31 December 2011 @ 04:53 pm
I added more stuff to my apartment!

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25 December 2011 @ 03:07 pm
The short version of this year.

1. Moved to San Francisco
2. Read way less. Only 12 books total this year.
3. Took way too many classes. Total of 5.
4. Did not see/hang out with my friends that much.
5. Watched more movies than usual. Started watching horror movies. Did not keep a list.
6. Slept way less. Averaging about 5-6 hours a night.
7. Made a few new friends.
9. Gained some muscles. I can actually see/feel my triceps now. Yay!
10. Worked way too hard in my opinion.

Overall year happiness rating: 8/10. Could have done better in some areas but generally it was too busy for idle time to be depressed.

Here's to another year of excitement!
12 November 2011 @ 10:31 pm
After a year or so of being away from LiveJournal, reading my old entries is hilarious. I sounded like such a whiny little kid. Hopefully, I have improved.
07 October 2010 @ 08:59 am
Would you rather be super-rich or super-smart if you would only be average in the other category?

I'd rather be super-smart because if I'm super-smart I can make money as needed even if money is being constantly taken away so that I can stay "average-rich."
19 September 2010 @ 11:24 pm
I haven't abandon the project if you must know. I missed one or two days but am still going forth. As it turned out, sometimes, it's really hard to come up with something for my photo of the day and sometimes, there are just too many things to include.

Day 148 Tuesday 7/13/2010
Day 148: This was one of those days where I got home at the end of the day and went "Oh shit! I don't have anything for my 365 today!!!!" So it resulted in me taking a photo some jasmine from the neighbor's yard.
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10 September 2010 @ 10:06 pm
My dad is back from Vietnam...and he bears presents! Well, I only asked for one thing and he brought it back for me. I asked him to get me a book in Vietnamese so I can practice my reading comprehension skill. Seeing that I only have the reading skills of a 5th grader...rusty skills, too, since I haven't been reading in Vietnamese seriously for a decade now.

First, I made him udon miso soup while he talked about our family back in the old country.


Here's the present:


Day 200 Friday 9/10/2010

On the inside, he wrote "For LeTran, my loving daughter." One of the first presents I ever received as a child was a dictionary from my mom and I think she wrote something similar inside, too. Best presents are the ones that can be read and learned.

22 July 2010 @ 11:08 pm
I've been sad the whole day because when I come home, there was no Tanokie running out to meet me and when I leave for work in the morning, all was quiet, too. There are still little pieces of treats that I fed her last week laying around.

Tonight, I went back to the pottery studio (I started that class on Tuesday) to perfect my centering skills and all of the other new techniques that I learned. When I say "perfect" I really mean "try not to mess up." After about 10 lbs of clay and 10 trials, I finally made one bowl that was somewhat good looking. Even Brendan said that it was an improvement from my first bowl. So yay! I am feeling a lot better now. Nothing to help a crummy mood by working hard.

Things that I like to do which also helps keep my mind clear and off worries in no particular order:

1. Drawing/shading
2. Reading
3. Rock climbing
4. Pottery (starting now)
5. Doing math problems
6. Cleaning

These are the things that require all of my mental attention/focus. When I draw, all I think is how I need to make my pencil move correctly. When I climb, all I think about is reaching up to the next piece of rock. I do not think about anything else.

I told Helen to not tell me when Lucy the kitteh is gone so then it just means that I don't see her, in my mind, and not because she's gone. I've been thinking about this. It's very selfish of me. Why should I go into denial for my own good and not allow Helen to talk about her feelings when Lucy is gone? Helen should be able to talk to me about it. That is what friends are for. I am a terrible friend. I will go and amend my ways.
Current Mood: pensivepensive
19 July 2010 @ 10:52 pm
I haven't seen Tanokie, the neighbor's cat, since I came back on Sunday night. I usually see her at night and in the morning. I'm hoping that she's being kept inside the apartment. The other parts of me think that the neighbor put her down while I was away. She was really withering away. Last week, she had almost no muscle left on her body. Just bones. You can't even imagine how skinny and bony she was. Imagine petting a skeleton of a cat when you pet her. I fed her a lot of treats and she seemed to like it a lot. It was probably a good idea to keep her from suffering.

I think the neighbor hasn't told me about her yet because he was afraid that I'd cry again, which I'm already doing now. :(

I will miss you forever Tanokie. <3
13 July 2010 @ 11:19 pm
Time to update this shit. To somewhat continue with last time's theme of being girly.

Day 116 Tuesday 6/8/2010

Day 116: I think this is the only pot of eyeshadow I have.

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