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So I know I’ve been lagging on the blog posts… school’s gotten even busier (if that’s possible). Decided to take a break and write a new entry.

First off, I wanted to promote my best friend, Robbie’s new music! I’ve known Robbie since high school when we did band together (I’ve played clarinet for 13+ years) and he did the whole drum / percussion gig (he’s damn good at it too ;)!) Anyway, rapping is just a side hobby for him, but if you are into mellow beats and hip hop (with some mild profanity - don’t recommend it for the kiddos), check out his album here

Also! As I’ve mentioned before, I used to be really actively involved with UNICEF. For anyone who is up in the Bay Area, check out UC Berkeley’s Annual 5K Nutty Run, going on this Saturday morning on the UC campus. UNICEF at Cal is co-sponsoring the event and proceeds will be going to U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s disaster relief efforts in Japan. You can register (or just donate!) online here.

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Here’s a picture of the event a few years ago, when I was helping out (sadly, I can’t be there this year!)

That’s all for now! I’ll update again later… think I’ll start doing product reviews on here, just to complete the total randomness of my blog :P


No one loves you more than me, and no one ever will.
No one’s hurt me more than you, and no one ever will.

Saw this and thought, maybe that’s why. But there are some things that we’ll never know.

“There are some people who will remain in your heart. It’s okay. Let them live there. Just don’t let it stop you from living.”

Everything changes for a man once he cuts his braids off…

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It’s cheesy, but music really does make me happy. It has the power to speak to your heart, or just simply to take you to another world where you feel light and happy.

Sometimes a song captures exactly what your heart is telling you.

Don’t read this post! It’s cheesy as hell.

Okay, the truth is, I pretty much know exactly what I want in a relationship… kind of like the post about my dreams/goals for the future (Day 18). The sad thing about articulating those dreams/hopes/expectations is… well, what if they don’t come into fruition? I’m pretty superstitious, so sometimes I feel like if I talk too much about wanting something badly, then it won’t happen. But whatever, I’ll answer the question anyway… just don’t judge me :P Although you’ll begin to understand why I’m so picky about guys and usually single…

My sister calls him “LA-Cal Guy” (inside joke…). Please excuse the mushy ramble I’m about to jump into…

I just want someone who is nice and has a good heart. I think I’m a fairly nice person and although I am independent, I like to be taken care of, at least emotionally, in a relationship. I like nurturing types - people who put other people first, because I feel like I’m the same way. I would do anything for my partner, and I want him to feel the same way. Of course he has to be smart and have goals. He has to be able to understand or at least be somewhat interested in what I’m doing with my life and career.

Dealbreakers: must be loyal, responsible, compassionate, tolerant and understanding. I would never stay with someone who was disloyal and betrayed someone else’s trust. I would never stay with someone who abused drugs or led an irresponsible lifestyle just because they felt like they could do it. I would never stay with someone who was racist, prejudiced, sexist, or a jerk. Lastly, I would never stay with someone who was overly-controlling. I’ve never dealt with a jealous boyfriend and I don’t ever plan on it - ew.

I like it when a guy has a distinct culture and I can relate to that culture on some level - this is probably why I like Asian-American guys. There is just a threshold of cultural understanding that has already been passed with Asian guys; usually, we share a common experience growing up. But I love learning about new cultures, so sometimes it’s fun to be with someone who is similar but not exactly the same as you.

All my friends know I have a physical thing for tall, tan Japanese and hapa guys, but those are just physical traits. If I get to know someone well enough, looks aren’t a dealbreaker. As long as I’m attracted to him, that is all that really matters. The way a person looks or dresses - those are all things that change with time anyway, so it’s the person inside that really counts.

Another random thing that I am attracted to is talent. Usually talent in the performing arts - i.e. music and dance. I’ve played the clarinet for the past thirteen years, so I can really appreciate musical talent. And all of my ex-boyfriends have been very skilled on an instrument (particularly, forms of drumming). Basically, I am very passionate about certain things in my life, and I would like to be with someone who is equally passionate about their own life.

Oh yeah, and who doesn’t want a boyfriend who thinks like Bruno Mars… hehe. I’m lucky enough to have experienced this kind of love before, so I’m not going to settle for feeling less than special :)

Anyway, those are what I like to call the resume traits that I look for in a guy - usually, things you can figure out within the first few dates. But aside from that, there are more nuanced qualities that you can only really glean from a person once you’ve known them for a while. Just a level of comfort that I’ve only really felt with a handful of guys. At the end of the day, I just want to be able to share my life with someone; not to give it up or change it for someone else, but just to share it. To come home and tell someone how my day was, and to have him listen and truly care. Someone to cheer me up when I’m having a bad day and someone to share all my happy moments. That’s all I could ever really ask for. I find it’s really hard to find that in a person…it’s also probably the reason why I’ve only had relationships with guys who were my close friends first. Because ultimately, I just want to marry my best friend.

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” - Aristotle

This is my favorite song from Musiq Soulchild and pretty aptly describes that feeling I’m talking about.

Alright, I think that concludes my super cheeseball fest. And if you watch the video all the way through… my God, that picture of Musiq with the boombox is SO CHEESY…it’s the PERFECT ending to this post :)

1. Never Been in Love - Talib Kweli
2. I’m Yours (cover) - Ten Feet
3. 11am - Incubus
4. Hood Nigga - Gorrilla Zoe (lol sadly this is probably the most recently played song on this list…)
5. Wait a Minute - Pussycat Dolls (more lol)
6. December - Weezer
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
8. That’s What It Does - Ne-Yo
9. The Call - Backstreet Boys (LOL)
10. When You Really Love Someone - Alicia Keys

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Hello Kitty x Chubby Bunny Headband

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PS. This song pretty accurately captures my current state of mind.



I’ll be fine once I get it. I’ll be good.
Happy



Sad



Bored…Not sure how to interpret this one, but Ne-Yo is my go-to…



Hyped



Mad



And… (my anthem)

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