Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Holidays

It's been great; the sun is out (now), the lights are up (the neighbors'), everyone's busy and bustling (putting up the tree today, on the Eve).

I spent almost a whole day with Jake yesterday, from morning to night.=) It started out rocky and unhappy, but as always, we work it out. We get over our problem and everything is great. So for lunch we went to get fish and chip's at H. Salt's! It was delicious. It makes me hunger for the cole slaw at that one place Anne Lee took me to in SD though. That shit was the bomb. TIN FISH! Tin Fish Gaslamp, there you go! MMMM

We tried to eat light and split a meal so that we might have room for a buffet later at night!

We hopped in the car and he said, "Honey can you open the glove compartment for me?"
So I popped it open and POOF there was a little green box with a red bow. Awwww! Except that it wasn't green, stupid yellow lighting, it was blue, ...  Tiffany Blue! I was so excited and jumping around and we were both rushing and excited and we got there and, he forgot his wallet. OFF HOME WE GO! WEEE! got your wallet? BACK TO THE RESTAU WE GO! WEEE!

He took us to Hokkaido, a chinese(?) buffet. Biggest buffet I've ever been to. The tables of food were snaking around! I loved it. The food was amazing, the cutie sitting across me was amazing, the little box I opened was amazing, and the gift he got me is amazing. I'm wearing it everyday. EV. RIE. DAE.

Merry Christmas, AJF

ily <3

Friday, December 18, 2009

I can breathe

Well no, I still can't, stupid fucking weather changes fucked up my nasal passages a few days prior to finals. WHY?

I also developed cold sores for what I believe is the first time. WHY?
I had indigestion and ... um. WHY?


I had so much work to do over the week for finals that I had to give my shift away, which is shit, because I really need money right now. OH. YEAH.

I got a parking ticket again. WHY?


I'm stuck in typography, type-type-typing away... there's some kind of documentary or commentary or whatever playing on the screen, everybody's bored and browsing the web, everybody's tired and out of coffee (which Sunook bought for us, thanks), I just want to go home but I can't. I have a final again at 10:15 AM. I guess this means I could leave this place soon, but it's not soon enough.

After the Rendering final I'm gonna knock out til 4 and get ready for work.


reminder: post zykia cookie, last school day, kids, annelee adventure,

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nice to meet you, Miss Sherani.

Today is the very, very last day of Thanksgiving break. Did I get any homework done? Hardly. But it's been a really good week... =)

Monday: AAHHH first day of break! Hold on, AnneLee calling. What? We have class today? You sure? Fuck it, I'm not going! Personal furlough day.

Tuesday: I should start on homework today =X. What, Ruby? We still had to go to the middle school? Ah shiet, sorry girls! Personal furlough day! sorri sorri sorri!

Besides those two mishaps.. A lot of good has happened! Went to eat crawfish with Phuong (her treat!), then Passion Yogurt (her treat too!) where I tried the condensed milk with the stuffs, SO GOOD, then whatever whatever... Another day, ent out with Phuong and Lisa to Outer Limits (Anaheim) to meet her artist and set her design straight, went to Flame Broiler with them to visit Anthony (but he was busy, and manager was there; my treat this time), went back to her place for some hair curling fun... Work, omg new manager :( he seems alright so far, but maybe it's cos I don't have a job of much importance (and I'm only there 2x a week) so I don't notice that he bosses everyone around and tells them to change a lot of things and keeps springing up new projects on them. It's all hearsay so far.

Ethan moved to a higher volume store in LB. John told me that Ethan wanted to transfer to his store. I saw opportunity, I told Jake that maybe if he transferred to Ethan's store he could get promoted! I just told him that today and when he surprised me at work earlier, Allan told him the same thing! I am really hoping that he will. There's just so much more of a chance for a promotion that way than staying at his current store. If anything, he can always transfer back, right? But Opportunity, he is knocking, please answer him! (*crosses fingers*).

Oh yeah, Jake visited me at work today =) totally unexpected! I was ringing up a frustrating customer with a ton of shit, and she kept talking and talking and double checking those were all on sale or for coupons and blah blah and I turn around and I see my honey, looking so handsome ^.^! Too  bad I was cashier =( and couldn't spend more time with him. He brought his nanai's puto for me. His nanai was in the car. LOL. Aw my sweetiee <3. I'm lucky. teehee!

Speaking of work, I met a wonderful person there today. I saw him walking around the store and took notice of his highly voluminous and gravity defying hair. Jealous! Lol. I rang him up at the front register and the conversation kinda went like this:

me: Heey, I like your hair! How do you get it to stay up like that??
him: Hairspray! You have to use hairspray, and you have to tease it!
me: Yeah! I tried doing that before even with shorter layers than yours but it wouldn't stay up! What brand do you use?
him: Oh I don't remember... it's in my car, let me go get it!
*rings up stuff*
*returns... with AQUANET!*
me: I knew it! I know it's good, people are always saying it's cheap but really good, I used to use it, but I use Aussie now.
him: Oh that's a really good brand! But yeah all you gotta do is spray a little bit, then tease it, then spray it again.
me: Yeah wow your hair is really nice and fluffy, I tried before but it wouldn't stay up for long, how long ago did you do your hair?
him: Oh like an hour ago, I usually wear a wig but I was in a hurry so I did this in the car using the rearview mirror, it really looks good?
me: Yes! Especially for using such a small, narrow mirror!
him: Thank you you're so nice! What's your name? *reads nametag* You're so nice! I'm so self-conscious about it but you make me feel better about it now.
me: You're welcome, I thought since I like it, I should compliment it and let you know!

His name is Sherani (spelling?). We shook hands, "nice to meet you!"
He said he will be back. I am looking forward to my new customer ;)

I'm getting better and better at selling! The other day I was ringing up a man who was buying just this one cheapo makeup set. I made him leave with that + 3 bottles of lotion + 1 bottle of body wash. MMM I R GOOD. And another man told me, as he and his wife were leaving, "You're a good saleswoman." THANK YOU SIR! EHEHEHEHE

....MMMMmmmm..... last puto!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Grove, LA.

Jake took me there yesterday and it looked lovely. We arrived pretty early, so we caught the 5:00PM showing of Ninja Assassin. I could tell from the trailers that it was a bloody movie, but the blood and gore and dismemberment of limbs blew me away... and backed me up into my seat. and into Jake's arm. Which I was holding onto for dear life HAHA.

Afterwards we took a little walk and had some fresh air. It wasn't all that cold, even though it was snowing! =) Snowing little puffs of foam, lol.

It was pretty crowded so we decided to go TGIF back in LB. Yummy yum yum! P:

We didn't have much time left over afterwards but just enough to enjoy ourselves before I had to go home. Such a good day, hon =) Thank you  for a wonderful date =)

Today is Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for?
Family, friends, special person of mine, school, opportunities to be professional, learning new skills, a new work environment I actually like, ...

Speaking of which, I went out and blew a ton of money at Walgreens again. I think I spent like $100 there in the past week. IT'S CRAZY! It's like, I fucking work there for a day for free! At least at Big5 I was never interested enough in spending on anything... But make-up? Yummy smelling lotion? Candies? Junk-I-don't-need-but-it's-cheap? ARGH WALGREENS!! <3

Anatometal gem eyelets, Tawapa flourish, gold eyelets, heart cut out eyelets, ETC ETC I'M EXCITED AS SHIT! AND IT AIN'T EVEN CHRISTMAS YET, HAPPY THANKSGIVING 'ERRBODY ROUND THE WORLD (US only)!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


All this thinking about my career and education and future is killing me.

So, I think this is the way it's gonna be:
I'm gonna drop Illustration; not that I've ever added it, hehe.
I'm gonna get my BFA in Studio Art (Painting & Drawing?), with emphasis in Art Edu.
I think the way I'm going now is just getting a BA in Art Edu, WHICH IS LOWER, which I do not want...

And I'll still be able to vie for an MFA, because as research has shown me..., there are a lot of people out there who enter the master's program without even having a BFA or even an art-related BA. But, I'll have to see about it with June Borba... soon.

Registration for Spring in a week, eek!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ART 301's kids

I think I made the right decision by going into art ed.
It feels good.
I like to work with the kids to make things.
Today we continued making paper, but this time, with a brand new blender and 3 rolling pins we were much better prepared than last Tuesday. The kids enjoyed the process of mashing up useless printed paper into mush, and then watching it turn to pulp in the blender. Then rolling them out themselves to form their own paper. Some made multiple sheets. We will continue this next week so they may have more of their self-made / recycled sheets of paper. =)

A lot has been going on lately but I just don't keep up with this blog. I should start again soon.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Marley&Me, GardenWalk date

Blogging 10 days later, memories aren't as good... :(
On that day Jake and I just wanted to have a nice long day together.
BUT some of his buddies decided to drop by and so we had a fam/friends BBQ instead. After everyone had left, we enjoyed some downtime and watched Marley and Me.
The dog death was sad, and brought up memories of Fidji. I was also really sensitive to doggy death because of what had been happening at Lisa's.

Whatever comes up, we will work through it, right Jake? =)

Later that night he took me to Anaheim GardenWalk. We were so psyched to watch Couples' Retreat! The area looked great, all lit up and stuff, and we found the theater...

But I got denied entrance to the theater. "21+ Only," it says.
I'm only 6 months short :(
And it's a PG-13 movie :(
stupid alcohol-serving facility!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

entry by jekjek

work suck!!! we had two F-ing truck today... work from 6:30am to 2:30pm today so i'm pretty tired right now... but its all good coz i went to see my sexy GIRLFRIEND haha... right now were waiting for my sister to get off at her class, then we might go to eat at jollibee!!! hhmmmmm if you guys don't know what jollibee's is its a filipino fastfood restaurant...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

"I feel like I'm dancing on the air"

After class, Jake picked me up to go eat. We were gonna eat at Deli News but his friends called and we went to Chili's at the Pike. The food was good, and the bill was cheap, until Jake asked for it to be combined and it turns out it wasn't split at all, the waitress forgot to add the 2nd couple's meal to it lollolol. Poor Jake *pat pat*
So, I got to meet and hang out with his buddies JR & Anna. AND THEIR BABY JARED! sososossoo cute.
They're easy to get along with and talk to. I usually have more trouble meeting people's friends. so yay

Afterwards, they dropped us back at Jake's and he and I just karaoke'd for a good long time. "Serenade me," he said. Hahahah.
Our voices gave out (mine did, anyway... and my ears), we were tired, we went to bed.
A lot of things were shared and talked about and though I can't seem to say it anymore at this time, I don't take back what I've already said.

I said it to A.C. and didn't believe myself and knew it was a mistake and I said it because he did.
I couldn't, didn't want to, and believed I'd never say it to A.A. because I knew I'd never feel that way for him.

In my dreams, I can fly
I can swim in the sky
I feel like I'm dancing on the air
To the music everywhere
Because you love me, yes you love me
In my dreams, in my dreams.

--Walter Meego - In My Dreams

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lacking Motivation

Here I am, at Lisa's.
No tracing paper (where the fuck is my $10 new roll!??!), no available printer to do the overdue assignment...

At the time, I thought it would be smart to take all 15 units of art classes. After all, I'm almost done with GE, and my schedule would fit perfect, so why not?

Now I know it was a big mistake. I used to slack off in those much needed GE classes when I needed to concentrate on the important ones.
This time, they're ALL important.

I don't have my free-day-friday's anymore either, and working during the week sometimes often makes me lazy even lazier than usual.
I'm not doing so hot in any of my classes.
The reading ones are killing me, even though they are probably the easier ones.
I lack focus, energy, motivation. Can I get that in a bottle?
I'll invest in Red Bull this semester, I suppose.

Grade Prediction
typography: A
drawing: A
300: B
301: B
Rendering: A

makes me feel a little better, but let's see if I can actually pull it off. Those are the best possible outcomes, after all >.>

hey boyfriend, i miss you. =)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

homecooked goodness

After school, Jake and I went grocery shopping so he could cook up his special dish =) MMmm delicious alfredo!
Clumsy me kicked a glass cup (with coke in it!) to the floor and shattered it.

Then in the dark, I dropped the snake bracelet on what I thought was the table but in reality was in... a glass cup. The hell?

We were watching TV, I fell asleep. It was only for a short moment but when I awoke he wasn't there. I kinda panicked. It's a rare feeling...

can't think of a way to end this. lol.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sarah's bday party

After work, I got ready to go to Jake's little (4 yrs old!) cousin's birthday party. We went to Walmart and he got her a Princess fleece throw, and what do you know, it was a Princess party, and she looked adorable in her little princess dress =)

The heat was on during Pictionary. Our team won the first round! Jansen's team was still in first square when we were at the finish square HAHA. Second round was close, but we lost =( and I had to go home, so there was no tie-breaker... = rematch, one day!

I like his family. They're very welcoming and fun and all the good stuff. So far, so good.

Sigh, I got a shit-ton of hw to do. I'm not going out today. Except maybe to the library... if I can't concentrate at home.

Mmmm chocolate chip waffle. Before brushing teeth. Still, gooooood~

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

free monies

$250 from BAF, (contest),
$25 from SteelNavel (complaint lols),
$25 from SteelNavel (prize-drawing winner).

Man those numbers make me happy!
I really shouldn't be online. Still got a ton of hw to do. SIGH. But I'm waiting for the spray glue to dry, reason legit 'nuff?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

i'm welcomed =)

I went out with Jake yesterday night but instead of a regular date we went to his much beloved uncle's place. Originally the plan was for a (3) couples' dinner night, but it turned into a family thing, with aunts & uncles & cousins & a grandma and a dad and a sister and her bf and meee... hehe

Everyone was really cool and nice. I like that they're not awkwardly quiet blahblah. They're fun! They compete in wii bowling, lol. It was a fun night. And an aunt invited me to her daughter's 5th birthday this coming saturday. SHE REALLY DIDN'T HAVE TO, I DON'T UNDERSTAND TAGALOG, SHE COULD'VE SPOKEN IN CODE! I still have to think about what to get her. ^^;

We've only been going out for a couple of weeks, but a lot has happened since, and it feels like we've known each other longer. I'm hoping he's a keeper. Please?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

blood everywhere.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

too much too much

On my 3rd day of school now.

School every day 9AM-3:45 with an hour lunch break between classes. Every day! Monday through friday.

I also had to close at work last night and tonight as well. I don't get home til 1040 or so.

Jake came by to visit at work since school and work eat up my whole day. It was a really special night, I really like him.

Anyway I don't think we'll have much time for each other. He works full time, I go to school full time, work part time... still gotta make time for friends too of course. We'll see how things pan out.

On the subject of school, I'm still waiting to get into a class, but I'm 90% confident I'll get in. I just gotta wait til tonight to see if they've added me.

I should redo my whole room this weekend, I know I don't have a chance at getting serious about my classes until there's room on the floor to walk a straight path across. SHIT

shit shit shit. I gotta get my shit together. I should've done this a month ago.

at least  I got paid, motherfucken yeessss, $540+, and still missing about a week's pay from last month =)!! TAX ATE LIKE $140 WTFWTFWTF I'M SO ANGRYSADFACE, TOO MUCH!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


so lately, I've been talking and spending time with Jake, but mostly during breaks at work. In a few days or a week or whatever we've become pretty comfortable around each other. Definitely more so than this time last week... haha.

It's a cute story (to me), how we met. I'm gonna miss working with him, a bit... lol.

He took me to school so I could make it on time to pay tuition after work. Then we went grocery shopping and stopped by Annelee's. Hung out and had dinner, it was a nice night =)

I feel like he's a keeper, but I guess we'll have to see.
I still have that fear inside me. I fear I can't do it.
If I screw up, he would be a great loss.. =(

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Phuong make-over; Walmart got-hit-on-and-ran

After work I went to Walmart with Lisa and Phuong to buy hair dye. We wanted to give Phuong a make-over! =) They had already gone to the salon to do her eyebrows while I was at work so there was only cut&dye left to do, my job.

Lisa left us in the hair dye aisle to find her own stuff and soon after a guy stopped in our aisle. The way he talked, I thought he was a worker at first, I saw him adjusting boxes ._.
but soon I found out he was hitting on me and really stupidly!

"I like your necklace, is that a cobra? Wanna trade? I have a shark tooth necklace" (hell no, hell no, hell no... my response. HAHA)
"What do you guys think I should get, hazelnut or french vanilla coffee?" (man I don't fucking know)
"How bout black dye?" (buying it not for me, but someone else, and I'm going with red)
"Can I get your number you seem kinda busy right now" (uh... duh...?)
"Don't worry I'll only call you 30x a day" (WOW YOU SUCK AT PICK-UPS LOL)

Anyway, first experience with someone so... blunt,
I think it's thanks to my beautiful new baby resting in my brow. God I love you!

Besides that, I gave Phuong a rockin' new do. Not just a trim, but a new style, a bit... haha. skipped the bangs, cut out her outgrown brassy color, and dyed it too! Gave her a ton of layers too. IT LOOKS GOOD!

Monday, August 24, 2009

SD trip, Enigma

(phone blogging doesn't work real well, reposting)

Went to SD to see Tuan with Phuong and Lisa. Rosie couldn't make it due to school =(
On a whim I decided I wanted to get pierced today. So I did!
We went to Enigma. My piercer was Autumn, and she was really nice and explained everything, so I feel like my money was well spent. My eyebrow is very happy. Haha =)

Instead of eating out, we went to Trader Joe's and made linner! And watched TV. Sometimes, that's the best way to spend time with your buddies... easy peasy.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I don't like how I can't find old posts on Xanga. Or maybe I just don't know how. All I know about is the calendar, but that shit's annoying to navigate, so goodbye Xanga, hello Blogger.

I know I should've done this a long time ago, Sam, HAHA