Monday, August 30, 2010

A little update and some pictures from this summer...

I was supposed to go to a veterinary volunteer trip in New Mexico. However, a lot of things have happened recently. Despite all the fundraising effort I put in and all the fun learning experience I was expecting, I decided that it was best to stay home for another week.

One of the things that happened recently was that Diamond got lower urinary tract infection last week. It's a fairly common illness that cats get, but it can be quite serious. I knew she was a little stressed from moving home with me. She showed some signs initially, but has gotten better few weeks ago. Last week, she kept on running around, peeing frequently and peeing and pooping outside of her litter box. She was meowing at me, and I knew something must have gone wrong because she never meows. When I went to her litter box to check, I saw red stains on the carpet and on the kitchen tiles. She was urinating blood!

I'm usually extremely calm when it comes to taking care of other people's animals, but I got so nervous when I saw bloody urine on the floor. So I took her to the humane society I worked at before immediately. Her blood and urine analysis results are still pending, but we decided to treat her empirically with antibiotics since she's had history of UTI before and all the signs fit UTI.

She has gotten a lot better on the first day-- bloody in the urine has become more and more diluted. But she is still regaining her appetite and her confidence in using the litter box again. Sigh.... I'm such a bad mom for ignoring her signs. She still purred and rubbed her head against me even though she must have been in a lot of pain.

Anyways..... On a brighter note, here are some pictures from this summer..... I haven't touched my D80 in a really long time, and I almost forgot how to use it.

I went to Santa Monica with my friends few weeks ago. This bikini set was the one I talked about in my recent haul video. The set was only $15 (compare to ~ $140 originally). This was the first time I've ever worn bikini in the public, so I was a bit shy about taking off the shorts off. LOL

I was told to do a sexy pose..... and this was the awkward pose that I came up with..... Definitely not a model material as you can tell...

Oddly enough, I was just demonstrating to my friends how to do a sexy pose here. Just when I was about to get up, she took the shot. For some reason, this weird pose that lasted 1 milisecond reminded me of the sculpture in front of the Getty Center.

The funny thing is that I did take my family to visit the Getty Center last week, and here is the sculture I'm referring to. Now to look at it, my pose was far less skillful than that of the sculpture. How do you just balance on your hip and keep the legs so low and parallel to the ground....?

Here are some other random photos....

Monday, August 23, 2010


I was browsing online, and I came across some pretty amazing before and after pictures. It's amazing how makeup, circle lenses, false lashes, and some photoshop editting can transform a girl! Here are some examples.....

And last one.... XD

Pretty impressive, huh?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Caricature of Me =)

Ana or aka evenangelsfalter drew a caricature of me while she was watching my recent haul video. She's such a doll!!! So gorgeous and talented.

This is like my very first caricature.... It was very interesting seeing myself through other people's perspective. Hmm.... Do I appear very masculine? Maybe I should smile more? haha..... I know when I don't smile, I can really ward off a lot of people. That's why I was never popular among boys..... LOL.... oh welll

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I'm babysitting my cousin today and tomorrow..... He's 3 and half. So he's like constantly jumping up and down, running around, and laughing loudly. I just can't match up his energy level.... Usually, I would blame my aunt for buying him fast food or allowing him to watch TV. I know how easily kids get addicted to those things. But I was so tired after the first 2 hours, I was just watching Spongebob with him the whole time (since he only sits down when he's watching spongebob, and also because spongebob is one of my favorite cartoon too... XD)

I gotta admit, kids are a lot of work..... I just can't imagine how I have to work a full time job, and still have to take care of my family after work..... My cousin is finally asleep right now, but I have a really bad pounding headache right now. It pounds everytime I tries to get out of my bed. So I probably should sleep early today and get ready for one more day with a 3 yr-old.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

DOTD: Horrible Nightmare

Ok, I hate waking up at 5 in the morning from a horrible nightmare. Then I would start imagining what would happen if the dream continued...... and then I could never fall asleep after that.

So last night, I dreamt that my parents and I were sitting in the living room and watching TV. It was at night time, and it was pretty quiet. All of a sudden, there was some kind of stir outside. Then, we could hear people on the nearby streets screaming and wailing. Then we heard a car driving away, with really loud shrill from acceleration.

The way people were crying sounded so helpless and miserable, that I got chills down my back. Our family was shocked. We just sat there and looked at each other. I think we later switched channels, and found out there's a brutal serial killer that's having a murder rampage throughout the town. Obviously, the way he kills people is extremely ruthless. Police still haven't caught that guy yet.

For some reason and without my consent, my parents decided it's not safe to stay at home and they want to drive to the nearest motel. On our way, we saw police blocking off major intersections because of the murdering scene. The streets were completely dark and there was no one on the street. When we finally got to the motel, my cousin and her friends went there also. She told me supposedly the murderer would make a cut on the victim and drink the blood while the victim is still alive (Umm.... I wonder what we call beings like that.)

People kept on driving into the motel, but everyone still looked really terrified because none of us know how the murderer looks like or where he might be.

Then I woke up. Maybe it really doesn't sound that scary, but the sound of people screaming was so vivid and it kept on ringing in my ears. I kept on thinking what if the murderer comes into the motel, kill the front desk clerk, and get the master key to every room? What if the murderer is among us?

Needless to say, it was my wild imagination that kept me up and feeling really disturbed.

Anyways..... In Inception, Cobb told Rober Fischer that it's hard to recall dreams after you wake up, it takes years of practice. I thought maybe I should continue to write down my dreams (since I have already mastered the skills! XD). I stopped writing for a while because I've been so exhausted during school year that I just don't have any extra memory space for those things. But since it's summer, I'll try to write down as many dreams as I remember.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fashion is......

I don't know about you guys, but I used to try to follow every fashion trend. Sometimes, even when I know the cloths don't flatter my body, I still wear them. After a while, I realized it's just not realistic to be blindly chasing after every fashion trend. I don't want to feel uncomfortable in cloths when I know I'm not at my best.

I certainly don't have perfect modelesque figure, and I know even with very stringent diet or exercise, genes still override. I don't want to be too critical of myself. I want to be able to enjoy food and enjoy life. I want to be comfortable, happy, and confident. So let it be. So I learnt to embrace my body and be picky about which trends to follow. Then for a while, almost all the clothing pieces I bought were either grey or black. They were too ordinary, unoriginal and ageless. Now that a lot of clothing stores are ubiquitous (ie Forever 21), I'd rather look ordinary than bumping into another dozen of girls who wear the exact same outfits. My mom always tells me how my wardrobe is so boring. I don't really care, because I'm comfortable in my own skin, so it doesn't really matter what I wear.

Anyways..... I really love seeing pictures of street fashion, especially of Japanese and Koreans. I love their individualistic sense of fashion. It's so refreshing, so unique, and even so bizzarre!!! Sometimes, I wonder how these people even came up with the idea. Regardless whether it's wonderful or weird, it's so brilliant the way they put the outfit together. So I guess fashion is what makes you YOU. As long as you are comfortable in it, nobody can have a say about your fashion sense.

All pictures are from

Another Japanese street fashion website that I've been visiting since few years ago is

So what do you guys think? Following the mass trends? Creating your own unique style?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Things I've been lemming....

1. L'oreal Lash Boosting Serum - I don't know why I never really paid attention to this product until few days ago. Reviews on Makeupalley seems kinda split, it either worked pretty well or it caused itchy eyes. Most lash growth serum are soooo expensive, so I think it's worth a shot to try this one. Just by having really full and long lashes can do so much to one's eyes.

2. Maybelline Stilleto Mascara - Heard some good things about this mascara... still haven't had a chance to try it out. The only reason that I haven't bought this mascara is because I have a bunch of backups of other mascaras and I'm waiting for a BOGO sale. =)

3. Fedora - I've been wanting a fedora for a long time. I know it was in fashion a while ago, and I wished I had looked for one when there were more options. Right now, there aren't that many pretty ones..... And maybe my head is too big? a lot of the ones won't even fit my head. XD I just love how fedora helps to make my messy and thick hair into an intended laid back casual look. haha....

4. Petticoat MSF- The NYC Color Chroma Face Glow in Moonstone looks so similar to Petticoat MSF. It's a pretty good dupe. The shimmer is also very fine and subtle. There are also burgundy and gold veinings on top of the light pink powder. It's great for highlighting and blush, and it gives you a pretty nice pink sheen on the cheeks. But unfortunately, my skin is allergic to this knock off version. I would get red bumps on my cheeks everytime I use NYC Moonstone. Since I have a Macy's gift card, I really want to get this pretty hyped up Petticoat MSF.