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I'm terrible. I'm the worst LJ friend in the history of LJ friends and I acknowledge that and promise to get better at this eventually. Things have been pretty hectic at work and I'm just exhausted all the time. But it's a happy problem to have. So I'm grateful. + + +Collapse )

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Current Music John Mayer – Slow Dancing in a Burning Room | Powered by Last.fm
Sundays are usually very very chill days for me but this one started with the tail end of my Saturday night out with a Filipino colleague who decided we needed to attend a Bastille Day event. I don't even speak french but there was cheese and wine and a pretty good band, so my Saturday night spilled very very slightly into Sunday early morning and then it was all chill from there.

Let's be real, I'm made for chill days. Who am I really kidding here?

  • Take 12 photos on the 12th of each month
  • Post the pictures chronological order
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    Current Mood grateful
    Current Music The Civil Wars – Devil's Backbone | Powered by Last.fm
    06 July 2015 @ 12:39 pm
    My cousin is getting married in the beginning of September and I haven't booked my tickets just yet. I can imagine this would be a pricey venture because I have to book tickets (and pay my insurance in August) and just generally shell out money I don't usually want to. But i haven't been to California since 2009 and this is clearly the perfect excuse.

    But, I'm seriously just so jacked to take a break and to see cousins I haven't seen or my brother (if he has time to see me) and just want to do this that the money thing is something I'm not even that worried about right now. It's more the leaves and logistics, but I'll figure that out eventually.

    It seems though that Vancouver is out of the question just because I don't have enough days to begin with. So perhaps another time. Still, it's been fun to go on airbnb and look at places and see and cheapest flights and bus tickets because i don't want to spend again on a flight from SFO to LAX but maybe it'll be better considering I don't have much time.

    but the possibility! I'm excited at the possibility! And I might as well use the US visa I got from my last job to the fullest and hope I can get another one renewed by the time it expires and that I have enough money left to survive when I get back from this vacation, but it'll all work itself out. It has to, right?

    I hope I'm not jinxing this by talking about it so instead, I'm claiming it. This will happen. And what's everyone else looking forward to in the next days/weeks/months? Here's to July treating us well.
    Current Mood hopeful
    Current Music The Thrills - Big Sur | Powered by Last.fm
    30 June 2015 @ 04:17 pm
    We are done with one half of the year. I'm still mind blown. I can't believe it's gone by this quickly. I have yet to say, I'm still trying on those goals I set earlier in the year and though I'm nowhere near completely done with any of them, I'm glad I'm sort of at least getting on them a bit.

    All in all, June was pretty crazy with me taking on a new-ish role (in the same company) and just generally killing myself trying to fill in the awesome shoes of the girl who left to be with her duke (i'm not even kidding) and just hoping I'm not totally fucking up all of this. Clearly, work has taken on a more central place in my life again and I don't know if I like it that way, but I'm going to try to not let it get as nuts as before. Try being the operative word.

    But this is a best of entry and so I will ignore my semi-negativity and just focus on the good stuff. Because there's always good stuff. Always.Read more...Collapse )

    How is everyone? How were your June's? Tell me about it. Can we make the second half of the year slow down a tad in the good times and just speed up when it's terrible? Yes? Okay.

  • #LoveWins. I'm so happy that the Marriage Equality Act was finally passed. My uncle and his partner for 20+ years were able to get married a year or so back in NYC but at least now, it's for everyone everywhere. Seeing all the wonderful reactions online makes me have so much more hope for everything.

    Not just the cute avatars everyone's having now (but also he rainbow heart that automatically appears when you use the hashtag #LoveWins on Twitter) but the people who's lives are touched and will be affected by this. It makes me so incredibly happy.

  • In other news, I hope we don't get a lot of LOVES when Wimbledon finally rolls around. I love me some tennis, though I barely talk about it, and wimbledon is my favourite of the grand slams for obvious British reasons and it's funny how #LoveWins is trending so much now. I hope that I get to catch as many matches as I can.

    it actually looks pretty bleak for Andy but I always have high hopes for him at the beginning and I'm technically on anyone's team that makes it just because I love seeing everyone in their tennis whites all proper. I also wonder if Kate and William (come on Harry) will make an appearance at the Royal box this year. Can they take George? Clearly, priorities.

  • I just found out that on June 30, ticket sales for Taylor Swift in Singapore go live and I'm annoyed I don't own an American Express because then I would have been able to buy tickets in advanced. I don't know if I'm watching with anyone or if my little sister can come along but I'm buying myself a ticket at the stroke of midnight. I cannot let this pass.

    I'm still not over the fact that i missed Ed Sheeran when he came here. Tickets went on sale when I was in Japan in clearly, i was not paying attention to the world outside Japan. But now, I have no excuses. I have been warned and I will get my tickets. Can everyone send me good vibes please? I need this to happen.

  • Also, I started crocheting my brother a scarf after he asked me to make him one. Just a background -- one of my brothers is based on California now and though it's not normally a winter wonderland there, we do come from a tropical country and apparently, it gets cold in California too around the holidays so I've made it my mission to make him a scarf before the BER-months roll around.

    Initially, I was going to learn to knit to make him one but then I had already bought thread and my crochet needles had arrived thanks to my mom so I decided to just crochet him one. I did watch a couple of YouTube videos for knitting and I think I'm going to try that one right after. So that's been fun. I will conquer knitting this year, I promise.

  • And I know i've been the worst LJ friend ever, so I tried my best to catch-up on everyone, but if there's anyone I missed out on, just holler and I will head on over to you right away. I hope everyone had a good weekend. And that the next week brings us not too bad a work week, yes? Positivity, win.
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    Current Mood dorky
    Current Music Hilary Duff – My Kind | Powered by Last.fm