This is good to think about since the year is almost over.
Switching my major from fashion design to com design. It’s more to my personality and interest, and so much more cooler!
Meeting my boss, Peter Verheyen. He introduced me to my current part-time job: I repair books at my school library. Pretty fucking awesome. And even though he is the head of the preservation department at the library, he’s also a book binder/designer. He inspires me and encourages me in the work that I do and tells me a bunch of stuff about book making. And also, he’s just a nice guy overall :D
Meeting Diana and Shreya this summer. Especially Shreya. It’s like we (Diana, Shreya and I) were meant to randomly room together in our apartment, drink together, cry together, go swimming and eat eggs together, draw on the walls with chalk together (I don’t recommend this at all, we had to scrub our walls basically hahaha) take care of a fish and cat and hamster together. I really needed them, especially this summer. Shreya and I’ve become really close since, I basically sleep over at her dorm every weekend haha and Diana, she just lives too far away and seems like she’s so busy all the time ): But I do like to randomly bump into her to have her call me “Baby Kimchi” as she grabs my boob and pull me into a warm hug :D
Meeting Jin Joo unni. She’s currently 29 years old and single. She goes to my church. She graduated from two colleges as a performance major in violin. She’s so talented and just from sitting next to her in our chamber group every week, I learned so much. She appreciates my effort in helping her out with Christmas practices with little kids and I really look up to her. She’s not haughty about her violin playing skills and she has such a lovable personality (: Hahaha she’s so cute! She’s about my height and she has a good sense of style. She can be a blonde and be clueless sometimes hahaha She’s a great cook and I think it’s so weird that she loves to eat at the dining halls, and all the guys want to marry her.
Meeting my group members for our Bauhaus project. We were randomly selected to be in this group and after weeks and weeks of stress and hard work, I think we were pretty successful :D I got to know more people, I got to know more people in com design, and I made some friends! (:
This one day during the summer, my roommates, a new group of friends, and I went to this park where the lake is literally like aqua blue. We walked on the trail for a bit and then ended up playing at the playground there. It was elaborate with this giant obstacle course like thing (I don’t get how that’s safe for kids), an awkward slide that looks like a tongue with no sides (I don’t get how that’s safe either) and such. Haha I don’t know, we were basically having obstacle course races, the guys were climbing up on the equipments, dangerously teetering on the see-saw. I remember laughing the whole time, just having so much fun. It was when I realized that sometimes it’s good to have a group of friends. I’m an introvert that prefers small company. But I felt like I belonged, not feeling self-conscience and seriously just having a good time. That day sticks out to me.
I really liked visiting Nolan in Pittsburgh. I had a really fun weekend there, spending time eating at restaurants, doing homework together, watching Rangers getting trained on tv and whatnot, and such. I love seeing him at his apartment on weekends, too, but that time sticks out to me. Everything felt right. Everything felt right.
My parents know about Nolan. Much too late…but I’m thankful that they’re trying to understand.
I learned (well, still in the process of learning) a lot more about unconditional love. But at a very terrible price.
I won’t get too specific unless I want to explain some things. It’s difficult for me to think about them.
I made a very serious mistake this summer. And because of this: -I hurt someone I love and care about. Again. -I lost the respect of people I admired. I’m sure they hate me. -There are some people I wish I never came across meeting. -One of my friends did something. I honestly wish it was anyone but her. -Bitter fights and confrontations. -I realized that I’m a bad friend.
I’m gaining weight. Don’t judge me.
I spent $400 in two weeks.
I’m constantly brought down by little jokes, things that are meant to be dumb jokes and not mean much more. I think.
I did so bad with mid-term reviews. Just so much high stress that day hahaha
I don’t mind mainstream music. They’re catchy, sometimes they’re nice. I’m sorry, but Kesha, I don’t think she has any talent. I am not a fan of Miley Cyrus. I don’t understand why every single Disney talent has to have at least one album out.
But to all those that are pretentious, saying that mainstream music sucks: I think you’re narrow minded.
Me playing with my poop in the bathtub. Yeah I’m real cute (X Either that or me freaking out on the beaches of Thailand because I refused to go on a boat. But I ended up really enjoying it hahaha (:
Converse One Star Vintage 1908 Sweater Coat from my mom :D
Smartwool Seriously Comfortable Hiking Socks, Light Cushion. From my little sister <3
My feet will be warmer than your feet this winter (:<
Lush Handmade Lotion Bar! From Angeera :D
"Hey so that thing i [g]ave you is a [moisturizer] like you just [r]ub it against your skin you dont need soap and its like solid lotion. And the mustache part is glittery so if you ever want to glitter like a vampire its thur" -Angeera’s text :D
MasterCard and American Express GIFT CARDS! From my dad and children’s JDSN from church :D My dad did a good job in giving this instead of trying to buy something, especially for his daughters. All dads should learn from this hehe
Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design by Tamye Riggs. Also from my little sister <3
Seriously, I love this book. Shows hundreds of classic typefaces and more, tells the history, how this typeface is distinguished from others…
and how they’re used in design today. It’s perfect. Such a perfect reference book.
LONDON. Ever since Harry Potter has come into my existence, I’ve always wanted to go to London. Oh and Egypt: I want to see the giant pyramids, ride camels, and see the desert. I really want to see the desert.
Day 11 - Put your ipod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.
1. “Pork and Beans” by Weezer 2. “Humoresque” played by Itzhak Perlman 3. “So What” by Pink 4. “Forever (Travis Barker Remix)” by Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne 5. “One of the Boys” by Katy Perry 6. “Sometimes” by Britney Spears 7. “Apocalypse Please” by Muse 8. “Dare” by The Gorillaz 8. “Untitled 8” by Sigur Ros 9. “Float On” by Modest Mouse 10. “Losing Grip” by Avril Lavigne
I don’t know who was my first love to be honest. Was it my first legitimate relationship? Or was it that guy I had a crush on for three years in middle school? Because with the crush, I think I was just obsessive. But with my first relationship, I think it had to be love because I got that love back. Well with that, this was when I first started to be deceptive around my parents. And it was cute, he’d get me presents and we’d write little notes and sit together at the lunch table and all that. This was freshmen year of high school. And he was also my first kiss: it was after school at the bus stop. It was cold outside and when he kissed me, I couldn’t hear anything or see anything hahaha yeah it was a cute moment. But it was a bitter ending with dumb shit happening…but we eventually were cool until recently. I will stop here.
I’m gonna have to disagree with most of these. I’m not very ambitious because I am much to lazy, even though I want my life to be successful. I think I used to be patient but not so much anymore…I used to collect notebooks and some of them I really liked, but waited til I felt like it was the best time to use them. But I always end up waiting too long that I don’t like them anymore to use them haha ): And since I’m not longer patient, I take up opportunities as fast as they come. This has proven to be very disastrous for me when it came with relationships. I think I have an active mind but not so good with concentration, either. Even though I’m at a point where I’ve lost control of the things I do, I do want to be in control of my life eventually. I don’t see things in black and white anymore although I’m trying to. And haha I’m not in control of this relationship. Or am I.
Capricorns are very ambitious people, they always have something they are pursuing and they want their lives to be fulfilled and important. Capricorns are extremely patient and will wait a long time for something they want, when the opportunity arises, they will plan their steps carefully to others, they might appear hesitant but this is not true, they know that there is only one chance to succeed and they are filing together their information to take the proper steps to accomplish their goal with flying colors, not just second rate. Capricorns have a very active mind and strong powers of concentration. Capricorns like being in control of their surroundings and everyone in their life. Capricorns are very cautious but this only to survey the situation before leaping in, they will never make a hasty jump in. They accept change but introduce it slowly so they can get used to it and incorporate it into their life. Capricorns tend to see life in black or white, definitive’s only. There are no gray areas for these are areas that are not understood and this makes Capricorn feel uncomfortable. They tend to be in control in a romantic relationship that way they are never vulnerable to another person.
Bauhaus: Déjà Vu Museum Exhibit December 2010 (This post is also uploaded on my Portfolio) This is a museum exhibit model (4’ x 2’ 11”) of the influence of the Bauhaus design today. It was a 7-week long project, a collaboration between 7 of my classmates. The entire thing is made of foam core, walls printed on semi-glossy paper, the quotes “Form Follow Function” and “Less Is More” is made of laser-cut plastic, spray painted white. I helped design the layout of the book and bound and physically put the book together myself. The pictures were taken by one of my group members, Sarah Peng.
Day 06 - Write 30 interesting facts about yourself.
Oh jeez, here we go.
1. I love to knit: cables, scarves, still learning to make hats and mittens. One day, I will knit or crochet an awesome blanket.2. My family moved to the States on my birthday: so only once did I celebrate my birthday twice. 3. I don’t like toe socks. They make my feet look wide like duck feet and there’s too much going on in between all my toes. No. 4. I’ve been writing in journals since 3rd grade and I have all of them but the 3rd grade one ): 5. My Korean name, 송희 (Song Hee), in hanja (Chinese characters) means “singing” and “happiness.” It could also be read as 송이 which means snowflakes, or something of the like. And my parents told me when I was born, it was a very snowy day. Works out :P 6. I was gonna be named 동제 (Dong Jae) if I turned out to be a boy. Ew. 7. I think my earliest memory is either me taking a bath and playing with my poop or a boat ride in Thailand lawl 8. The number eight is my favorite number. 9. My handwriting is both in cursive and print. 10. I think of everything in the past in terms of what grade I was in, not so much with age. 11. My first cup of coffee was in third grade at my grandma’s house. They were living in Florida at the time. 12. I grew up with classic Disney, Barney, and old Nickelodeon. 13. Things I have in bag all the time: pencil case, notebook, wallet. So interesting aha. 14. My parents used to hide my Harry Potter books from me because those were the only books I would ever read. And then I would sneak reading them when they were not home. 15. Oh and my mom once use to think I was seriously into witchcraft because I was (still am) obsessed with Harry Potter hahaha 16. Favorite books growing up: The Berenstein Bears chapter books, The Trumpet of the Swan, Ella Enchanted, Series of Unfortunate Events, A Wrinkle in Time, and the Harry Potter series, of course :D 17. I used to have a secret box under my bed filled with old Valentine Day candy, string, song lyrics, notepad with songs I wrote (about Harry Potter hahahaaa), a purple gel pen, and little Harry Potter collectible things. 18. I also had a binder with cut out magazine pictures of things I liked. 19. I had a weiner dog/cocker spaniel in middle school named Cookie. And when we moved into an apartment complex, we had to give him away. The only pet I ever had ): 20. When I was in fifth grade, the assistant principle called me down to talk to me because someone thought I was suicidal. And she phoned home and everything and blahhhh 21. When I was in first grade, there was this one kid who made fun of me because I was “Chinese.” I would run home crying to my parents and hide behind my backpack on the bus. And one time during lunch, I happened to be sitting right in front of him and I had rice for lunch so I would be hiding behind my lunchbox too :P 22. I stopped believing in the tooth fairy when I was in 4th grade when I saw my mom creeping into my room to stick a dollar under my pillow. And I stopped believing in Santa then too when I asked my parents if there was such a guy. Yeah.. 23. I had my first bra in 3rd grade and my first period in 4th grade. TMI? Maybe. 24. I stopped having crushes since middle school. 25. In first grade, my mom forgot to wash out my juice bottle so my orange juice tasted like mouth wash, too. I remember thinking that I would get in trouble if I didn’t finish eating everything she packed but I don’t actually remember if I drank the entire thing of juice/mouthwash. 26. I used to steal quarters from people’s desk in first grade so I could buy ice cream haha /sigh 27. I was in ESL for only a week before going to a regular classroom 28. I think I was a better Christian when I was younger than when I am now. I question things too much now which necessarily isn’t a bad thing. Like I read the Bible everyday, did daily devotionals, prayed on my own time and such. It’s harder to be a Christian as you get older, I think. Makes sense. 29. I never liked any of the people that went to Bible camps. There was a retreat called ARISE that I used to go to every summer where youth groups of different Korean churches from New England would come and ugh. To me, they were all fakes coming to these things to hang out with other people, or gossip, or dumb stuff like that. Also I’ve never fit in with them. 30. I don’t call anyone “best friend” anymore. I haven’t since Yeseul moved.
I am a Christian. I grew up going to church and all that. My parents would never let me not go to church, the only exceptions so far has been school trips. But I didn’t mind, I like going. But with anything in life, sometimes it feels like an obligation.
I am totally against Christians that openly hate against homosexuals, other religions, etc. because I truly believe that Christianity is about love. I don’t believe it is up to us, people, to do the judging. So love freely, treat others kindly and respectfully.
Day 05 - A time you thought about ending your own life.
Haha..I like this topic…All the times I thought about ending my own life, it has always been dramatic. And I’ve always thought about either shooting or stabbing myself, car crash, or overdose. Haha ‘nuff said.
Sorry about short sentence structures and incomplete thoughts. I am running on very very little sleep over a couple of days now.
Drugs are on the extreme side for me, so no thanks. I don’t know what it does to my body and I am too scared to try them. I don’t think anyone should do them…bad PR, and it just sounds way too effing intense. I know there’s the whole thing about weed being “perfectly fine” but eh..the smell makes me want to throw up and that keeps me away. Good.
Alcohol…Practice temperance, you know, everything in moderation. It’s okay to get crazy every now and then. Nolan likes to drink beer with like every single meal but he enjoys the taste and occasionally the drunkenness too and that I am perfectly fine with. I think people who drink every weekend to get drunk is more on the crazier side.
Coldstone’s Founder’s Favorite…seriously the best flavored ice cream I’ve ever had.
In ten years, I will be 29 going on 30. This is a stretch for me…I know where I want to be in five: living in my own apartment in Boston, being able to take care of myself when it comes to bills and such. But do I want to be married by then? Will I even be ready? I have so much to change about myself…I suppose by then I will have a better idea. But as someone has already said, I’d like my future to be steady.
The main sanctuary at my church. Pretty, right? (:
Day 01 - Relationship status, if single, discuss I am taken.
Day 02 - Where you’d like to be in 10 years. Day 03 - Your views on drugs and alcohol. Day 04 - Your views on religion. Day 05 - A time you thought about ending your own life. Day 06 - Write 30 interesting facts about yourself. Day 07 - Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality. Day 08 - A moment you felt satisfied with your life. Day 09 - How you hope your future will be like. Day 10 - Discuss your first love and first kiss. Day 11 - Put your ipod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up. Day 12 - Bullet your whole day. Day 13 - Somewhere you’d like to move or visit. Day 14 - Your earliest memory. Day 15 - Your favourite tumblrs. Day 16 - Your views on mainstream music. Day 17 - Your highs and lows of the past year. Day 18 - Your beliefs. Day 19 - Disrespecting your parents. Day 20 - How important you think education is. Day 21 - One of your favourite shows. Day 22 - How have you changed in the past 2 years. Day 23 - Give pictures of 5 guys who are famous who you find attractive. Day 24 - Your favourite movie and what it’s about. Day 25 - Someone who fascinates you and why. Day 26 - What kind of person who attracts you. Day 27 - A problem that you have had. Day 28 - Something you miss. Day 29 - Goals for the next 30 days. Day 30 - Your highs and lows of this month.