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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:

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

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I don’t think these blossoms are there anymore.
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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.

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I really like her shirt.

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

Life Updates · Random Rambles · Reading

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.

Reading

Boredom Reading

So on Tuesday, I went around town going to two different public libraries to track down some books. I’ve always wanted to get into a habit of reading for leisure, but I told myself I needed to read my textbooks first, which never happened. Now that I’m done with school I can read whatever I want.

So these are the books I checked out:

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It seemed like many people read How to Kill a Mockingbird in high school according to the internet, but I never did.

Journey Home is actually the second part to a story about a girl named Yuki and her experience in the 1940s Japanese concentration camps. The first part is Journey to Topaz, which I just finished a few weeks ago. I actually read both books in fourth grade.

I googled a list of classic books that were typically read during grade school and Lois Lowery’s Number the Stars popped up. I actually recall seeing the book in one of my sisters’ room. Perhaps they’ve read it during school.

I picked up Kate and YELL-Oh Girls! just for the hell of it. I’m not sure if I’ll get to both of them.

I’m actually trying to reread books that I recall reading in school before university so these are next on my list:

  1. Island of Blue Dolphins (4th grade)
  2. A Raisin in the Sun (9th grade)
  3. Othello (10th grade)
  4. Lord of the Flies (10th grade)
  5. A Walk to Remember (10th grade)*
  6. The Great Gatsby (11th grade)
  7. Animal Farm (11th grade)
  8. Star Girl (12th grade)*
  9. Lovely Bones (12th grade)*

That’s all I can remember. The ones with an * just means that I read that for pleasure/silent sustained reading (SSR). I don’t think I’ll reread Othello or Star Girl since I don’t really care for them but I thought I would just include them in the list. I do remember reading The Hobbit in 8th grade but no way in hell am I touching that book. I don’t even want to watch the movie. Here’s another list of books that I would like to read:

  1. Pieces of You
  2. Catch-22
  3. Mindless Eating
  4. A Song of Ice and Fire series
  5. Harry Potter series
  6. The Secret Life of Salvador Dali

Pieces of You is by Korean rapper Tablo of the trio Epik High. It’s consists of 10 fictional short stories that he wrote during college. There’s no particular reason why I want to read it. I just want to check out his writing. He’s also coming out with another book that I believe will be titled Blonotes. I’ll have to wait a bit for that one since the Korean version will come out first. I’ve checked out the public library catalog for Pieces of You and it looks like if I want to dig in, I’m going to have to buy it. It’s on Amazon for $16.99 so we’ll see if I actually go through with it.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller just because I’ve heard that it’s a classic.

Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink because it was recommended by Jenn Im. It’s one of those lifestyle books which I have never read before so I’ll see how it goes. I also have it on hold, waiting for me at the library.

I have A Game of Thrones, the first book from the A Song of Ice and Fire series, already in my possession but I have yet to finish it. I’m just stuck on one of Bran’s chapter. He’s so dull. I don’t like reading his section.

I want to reread/finish the Harry Potter series. I got up half way to book 5 in 9th grade and it was just too long. I think I stopped at the part where they were at the quidditch games. Shit, wasn’t that in the beginning? lol

I bought The Secret Life of Salvador Dali a couple months ago so I should be compelled to open it. I’ve honestly only read the first few pages when I first got my hands on it.

Wow, can this post BE any longer?