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Random Rambles III

Long time no blog! It’s been a little over a month since my last entry so here’s a life update.

I’ve applied to a few jobs. Well, technically just one, but I have a few applications I need to submit. There’s something wrong with the electronic system so I’m going to wait until Monday to fully submit the apps. At least I’m going somewhere instead of just laying around doing nothing. I also took a test that allowed me to obtain a typing certificate. I scored 72 GWPM (gross words per minute). Not bad. I seen some applications that required a certificate so I decided to take the test.

I splurged on a new printer last month because I wanted to try out some scanography. I already have a printer but it’s part of a printer. And the thing with that is that it won’t work unless there’s ink in the printer which is absolutely ridiculous. So I purchased a separate scanner. I bought an Epson V39. It’s working well. But I’m having problems with the constant streaks that appear on screen. No matter how much I clean the glass, there’s always streaks. Maybe my cloth is too wet? Or maybe I should unplug the device like all websites that I’ve been researched say to heehee. Here’s what I’ve done so far:

I first made an attempt to scan my face but it was not pretty, so I ended up doing my hair instead.
Leaves from a plant that’s right outside my bedroom window.
Lily petals
Lily petals from a cheap bouquet I purchased during Valentine’s.
A daisy from the same bouquet .

I’ve seen other examples of scanography that people have created and they’re so perfectly clear. I’m trying to figure out how to get there. Maybe lots of Photoshop? I still need to work on the cleaning part.

I’ve got a new list of books I wish to read:
– The Boy in Striped Pajamas
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
– 419

I’ve already watch the film to The Boy in Striped Pajamas and it messed me up for a bit lol. My sister has read The Five People You Meet in Heaven and I assume it’s nice read since she never reads. I randomly came across 419 on a forum as a recommendation.

These past few days/weeks have been absolutely gorgeous so I decided to play Pokemon Go again. I haven’t touched it since last summer and I’m hooked! Anything to get me outside and active I’ll do. I usually go to the same park that I go to whenever I want some nature lol. Here’s two pictures that I posted on Instagram while I was Pokemon hunting:

I don’t think these blossoms are there anymore.
It was a really nice day.

I’ve been binge watching a lot of episodes of a South Korean variety TV show called 1 Night 2 Days aka 1N2D aka Ilback Il. It’s a cast of 6 celebrity men who go around South Korea and become tourists. They learn about the area, its history, and what it’s known for. They win games to try out local cuisines for lunch and dinner and losers usually face having to starve or sleep outside. It’s fun to watch and everyone has great chemistry.

Speaking of South Korea, there are two Youtubers that are South Korean based that I’ve been constantly watching: Joan Kim and CariCakez. Joan Kim is a Korean American that creates K-Beauty makeup videos and has a separate Youtube account for her daily vlogs. She was recently staying in SF for the past few weeks so her vlogs have been based in that general area. CariCakez is an American (I think she’s Irish?) who lives in Seoul and vlogs and shares some experiences she’s had while living there. She goes to a lot of cafes. A LOT. I don’t really care for cafes but she’s such a bright person and speaks very well.

So I’ve been obesessed with Jessica Jung’s style lately. It’s so simple yet so chic! She’ll wear a simple t-shirt tucked into her skinny jeans and loafers and she makes it look so fashionable. But of course she wears nothing but expensive name brands. So I bought two pairs of loafers and I’m trying to find some nice button tops lol. It’s her body shape that makes it look so good as well.

I really like her shirt.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!

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I eventually turned in To Kill a Mockingbird and Kate. Let’s be real, I was never going to touch those books. The books were replaced with Food, Inc., which I believe you’re supposed to watch the documentary first, and The Young & Digital which talks about the youth and the internet. It’s kind of old since it talks about MySpace but I figured it would still be relevant.

Last month, I purchased Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I’ve only read up to page 34 and haven’t touched it for a least two weeks now. The beginning pages were enough motivation to declutter my room. I accumulated 5+ bags of crap and donated most of it to good will or trashed it.

One of the bags of crap contained my Disney princess dolls and their princes. I had planned to donate it but my friend wanted it for her niece. It wasn’t hard giving them up though. They hadn’t seen light in months. I had planned to do a photograph project with them, but Disney came out with new versions so if I wish to start the project, I will invest in the new versions.

I don’t remember what I was looking up but I was on a Wikipedia page and read the words homo sapien and homo erectus and it made me long for Friends….so I decided to get Netflix back. I thought it was a flat rate of $9.99 but there are different options. I chose the cheapest at $7.99. It allows one viewing screen at a time and standard quality. My WiFi sucks so getting ultra HD would be a waste.

I’m trying to finish the whole series of Parks and Rec. It took me forever to finish season 5. I’m currently watching season 6 and my interest is starting to go downhill. I’ve also watched two movies: Colonia starring Emma Waston and Daniel Brühl, and The Treacherous starring Joo Ji Hoon, Lim Ji Yeon, and Kim Kang Woo. Both really great movies. Although I must admit, Colonia was weird as hell and I lost my interest half way through, I wanted to finish it and I’m glad I did.  The acting in The Treacherous was absolutely amazing, especially from Kim Kang Woo, who plays a mad king. It’s a movie that I’ll be looking forward to rewatching.

Christmas is exactly a week away and I am almost done shopping for presents. For the secret Santa exchange with my friends, I want to say I’m done. The spending minimum is $50 and I’ve exceeded that. But I feel like I should buy one more gift. And for my family, the spending minimum is the same but I only bought one item. I feel I should buy one more, like clothing or something.

And for food that day, I’m planning to make several cookies and eggrolls. For the main dish, I have no idea. I have people constantly asking me what’s going to be cooking.

I’ve been attempting to become more active this month but I haven’t worked out for a full week now. I ate pretty shitty too. Chips, candies, eating out…at least I haven’t touched soda. And I bought a bag of baby carrots to eat with my meals. That failed. I also invested in various workout equipment like sliding disks and one of those big balls but I haven’t done much. I was thinking of just waiting until next year to do all that but I really don’t want to. Well, it’s a new week so I’ll start today! (Scratch that. I went to Target and bought some frosted sugar cookies. NO REGRETS!)

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Random Rambles

Last week I became a first time juror which only lasted two and a half days. I was pretty shocked when I was chosen.  I wanted to drop my jaw when my name wasn’t called to be dismissed. But I had to keep my composure and bite my lip down from laughing it off. It was a good experience though but I wouldn’t want to do it again. I missed two days of work which I won’t get paid for. Just sitting to the side and listening to the witnesses talk was tiring as well. And I was lucky that the trial was only 2 and a half days. I overheard a man talk on the phone saying that his trial was 6 weeks long!

I also decided not to read some of my books that I checked out and wrote about on a previous post. I returned Number the StarsYELL-Oh Girls!, and Journey Home. I actually finished Journey Home but decided to give up on the other two. I had checked out too many books.

There’s a small bit from Journey Home that reminded me of what I used to do in middle school:

Yuki often carried conversations who were hundreds of miles away, because she felt if she had just concentrated hard enough the message from her brain would somehow reach theirs, no matter where they were.” Page 6

There was a boy I had a crush on in middle school and whenever the radio played a love song, I’d face the radio to the window so that the song would reach the boy wherever he was. I’d also whisper whatever I wanted to say to him out the window so that the wind would carry my words to him.

He did eventually find out about my crush on him although I don’t remember how. I’d say “hi” to him a few times but he’d always ignored me. I did see him at a night club a few years later and he looked the same. Just taller.