Life Update

HondaiMood: Productive
Listening to: Hallelujah – MIYAVI
Playing: Don’t Starve
Craving: Pizza
Watching: Korean Idol Dance Practice Videos

Life’s been so busy lately… I can’t believe Hoshiru is getting neglected again. No! I won’t let that happen! T_T.. Well anyways, I got a few updates to talk about here.

In case I never mentioned on here.. I’m back in school again! I decided to take classes for an associates degree Web Application Development! Going back for that webmaster dreamヽ(≧▽≦)ノ wooo! For this quarter I’m taking 8 credits, 3 classes. We’re currently on Week 3, and so far so good! I’m staying on top of all my assignments and still know what’s going on in class. (that sounds weird to say but TBH, by the time midterms come around I’m usually already behind in class). This time around I’m going to give school my all!!

Funny thing is, the same week I started school, my sister was getting ready to move to Japan so I was helping her out with moving shenanigans. I’m a little sad that my sister is moving away.. AGAIN! Well,  she’s been living abroad on and off since we’re in college so I’m used to it by now.

Work has also been picking up like crazy. Because some of our newer team members haven’t seen our work volume this high before, they don’t understand the importance of getting it done ASAP. So then, I start feeling pressured to get the work done or else other teams will start criticizing our team when the work starts piling up later in the day. There was even a day where I skipped lunch just to make sure I clear all the work before our cutoff time at 3 PM. Unfortunately, I feel like I’M the only one in my team who feels pressured this way.ಠ╭╮ಥ I really wish my teammates would put more effort in our work.

And there you have it! Family, School, Work… That’s what’s pretty much keeping me busy lately. I guess this is what people usually mean when they’re ‘busy with life‘. Even if I’m busy, I’m still going to try my best to not neglect what’s important to me because I remember regretting doing so in the past. Never forget!


Visitors from Sacramento

HondaiMood: Irritable
Listening to: American Girls – ONE OK ROCK
Playing: Tetris App
Craving: Something filling but light
Watching: Random Youtube Stuff

I don’t know why but it feels like forever since I’ve written on here even though it’s been less than a week. This past week has been a long week. I’m not too sure why, maybe it’s because so much has happened? It’s weird how time flies when you’re having fun but a week/year/day goes by slower when things are eventful. Well.. that’s something to sit and think about lol.

So my friends from Sacramento came to visit us. Well, they actually flew up here to see the Eclipse but spent only the eclipse day in Oregon and the rest they spent up here in Washington with us! I love having guests, but sometimes when something is unplanned for, I can’t take days off. This past Saturday I took them around downtown Seattle. We went to get Chowder and took the bus up to Capitol Hill to find Bruce Lee’s grave. I might be a local but I’ve actually never been to Bruce Lee’s grave before. I the general area where it’s at but I didn’t know exactly where it was located so our trip there became a pretty long hike. Not that that was a problem though since the neighborhood in the area is pretty dam nice. Sadly, by the time we made it to the main entrance of the cemetery there was a sign saying that it’s closed until next week. What an anticlimatic moment lol.

highlight of my weekend

After the hike to Bruce Lee’s grave (that we didn’t even get to see), I took them to Capitol Hill and we had some Molly Moon Ice Cream. I got a double scoop this time because I wanted 2 flavors, Stumptown Coffee & Lavender. Both flavors were A M A Z I N G! I’ve always loved their Lavender flavor but this is my first time trying the Stumptown Coffee one and I LOVE IT.

Other places I also took my friends to eat at are Coco 2.0, Oasis Bubble Tea, Looking for Chai and Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen. The nice thing is, they treated me for the most outing so it’s nice not having to spend the extra cash since I’m literally super broke right now lol.

Now that they went home it’s time to sterilize my room and get it ultraclean again. =3= I’m such a germaphobe lol. I might be messy but I absolutely can’t stand dirtiness. (know the difference D:<)


A m b i t i o n s ☆ Tour: ONE OK ROCK

HondaiMood: Ambitious !!!
Listening to: American Girls – ONE OK ROCK
Playing: Tetris App
Craving: Something filling but light
Watching: Late Night Lysee

wow Wow WOW.  WELCOME BACK TO SEATTLE!! I’m so glad I decided to see ONE OK ROCK again. At first I wasn’t going to go because they just played at the same exact venue in January.. Being in the K-pop mode lately doesn’t help me get into the mood to go to a rock concert either. Haha. But I went to see a local band called Tangerine in June and I felt the rock concert rush again and it got me hyped so I invited my Uni friend, whom we bonded over OOR, and my sister!

If you haven’t heard about ONE OK ROCK, and you love J-Rock, punk rock or any kind of rock rly, you must put aside some time to hear them out. Their music is filled with energy and their live performance makes everything BETTER. I think my most favorite thing about OOR, though, is the topic they sing about. There are just too many love songs out there… but OOR songs explores different topics especially coming of age and pure ambition. So the album titled Ambition is just so perfect for them.

Anyways, more going into the concert, this time’s show was 10x better than last show. I don’t know if it was because I decided to stay out of the pit or what, but the audience seemed more respectful. Except for one very powerful moment… While OOR was performing “Take What You Want”…. there was a long… a very l o n g silent.. waiting for everyone to quiet down. But there were these damn people on the bar area who just wont SHUT UP. Like HELLO? GET A CLUE. I wanted them to be escorted out SO BAD because they ruined such a great moment…. but I think the show recovered afterwards when everyone was being an awesome audience for the remaining so. Also, the encore moment was AWESOME. So many of us screaming “ONE MORE SONG” non-stop. They came out and played American Girl for encore and hell yes, it was the best.

And I would just like to end with an appreciation for my favorite band member, Guitarist Toru. I am still waiting for the day Toru would rap/sing in a song again.


Summer Gathering

HondaiMood: Summery
Listening to: –
Playing: Osu
Craving: Hot Pot
Watching: –

This past weekend was my mom’s birthday weekend! It’s a tradition in our family that we do a summer gathering for her birthday. This year we had a food festival (when does my family not lol).

Ampy came over on Friday to stay over night. I was so happy! While she was doing her routine workout, I was playing Osu to provide ‘workout’ music for her. Then after she was done I had her try osu for the first time. My sister has pretty good sense of Rhythm so I thought she could handle 2 star songs right off the bat. But she was failing miserably .. LOL. So we went all the way down to less than 1 star song.. After 1 playthrough of that song, she finally understood how the game work. NOW she’s able to pass a 2 star song with no issues. I knew Ampy would be good at it! If only she would play with me more… I’ve still been trying to get her to play Animal Crossing with me ;- ; she said, “maybe when I get to Japan”. Wah, why wait. Why not now!!

Whoops, I kinda got off topic there. Let’s go back to the topic: summer gathering. We went to a Thai temple the next morning to ทำบุญ. It’s been awhile since I’ve been a temple. The last time I went is when my grandma on my dad’s side passed. I’m still sad about that… I don’t remember that last time I met her. If only I can meet her one more time, I’d thank her for being extremely welcoming and kind whenever we visit. For hand making these adorable stuffed animals that my sister and I loved dearly. I’m getting teary again ;- ;. Anyways, (almost got off topic again lol) the head monk there was making some interesting points. It’s hard for me to say this in English, but he’s pretty much talking to us about how to be an attractive(good?) adult.

A few I took away from his teaching was;
1. be polite; use polite language & manners
2. respect your elders
3. be kind
4. don’t lie; don’t cheat

Such a simple concept my parents raised me to with. I remember so clearly last year, there was a time I almost gave up on being an honest person. I didn’t see the point of being nice and honest anymore since it felt like I was always losing to the cheaters & the liars. But now I’m so glad I didn’t spiral down that path. I’m very lucky to have parents who only wish the best of me. Who had dedicated their life in raising me and my siblings to be a positive contribution to society. When I was younger I never realize how insane my parents are for raising 4 kids at a very close age. This year for my mother’s birthday, I want to let her know I truly appreciate her never giving up on us.

Master Chef – Dad & Assistant Chef – Amp

The BBQ time in our backyard was nice this year. Nothing awkward, just us 6 having a good time. Listening to old Thai songs while munching on BBQ food. My favorite BBQ food will always be portobello mushrooms, they look so gross and have black juice oozing out but they are SO GOOD.

Grilled Veggies!

In the end I got my mom a card for her birthday. It’s a pop-up card with a kitty & flowers! I hope she liked it…And I’m just going to end this awkwardly here because this post is over a week late 😀 Hehe.  -Waves good bye-