Monday, September 9, 2013

Why I've Been MIA

It's been a week since I last posted?! Oh no, I can't believe I let it go for this long. I hadn't expected to go so long without posting on here; actually everyday I kept telling myself to find some time to do so--except that never happened. But all in all, I can say that this week was a good week!

It's only the second week of school, so I'm still adjusting to my schedule. My schedule isn't as intense as I expected (so far), but this week was surprisingly eventful. I didn't expect so much to happen.

Tuesday was normal with school, but that night I had a 1 on 1 meeting with my RA and a meeting with the Diversity team. We met up to advertise an event we were having the next day, but I took a detour and decided to visit a friend of mine in the freshman dorms. We spontaneously hung out in her room before inviting her to come help me distribute flyers in the sophomore dorms (the one I live in) and watching Tangled in my air-conditioned room (I seriously love that so much). It was unexpected, but it was fun hanging out with her and I'm excited to get to know her more throughout the school year, especially choir...

After blindfolding my friend, Vikki
Speaking of which, early Wednesday morning was the initiation for all the freshman & first-year choir girls! I woke up at 4:30am to help the officers make it happen. A couple of us weren't officers but we still wanted to help out and watch the girls go through it. The theme of this year is gnomes, so all the newbies had to wear gnome hats, beards, and carry around pinwheels. But before all that, we kidnapped them from their rooms (and got a few neighbors/roommates angry in the process) and blindfolded them before taking them to our mutual meeting place for everyone.

After we met up with everyone else (we all split up to kidnap girls so that it would be quicker), we took them on a little adventure around the school. We took them through trees, bushes, across campus, and even got them on the statue Scotty the Lion (our mascot)! It was so entertaining to watch them and their reactions to doing this since they were blindfolded and were only able to hold hands with the people in front and behind them.
Women's Chorus Initiation
After the adventure was done, we allowed them to take off their blindfolds and they had to do a few relay games in the grass. By this time, it's about 6am. And when all the games were done, we finally welcomed them all into Women's Chorus and gave them their own gnome hats, beards, and pinwheels. The catch? They had to wear them all day, whether to class or chapel (work was an exception), and if anyone yelled out "GNOME" to them, they had to stand still like a lawn gnome for a few seconds until someone let them go. The officers and returners of choir had fun with it, and lots of other random people got into it as well. It was quite the entertainment for the day. Later on that day I had some more adventures all in the name of the Asian/Pacific-Islander Club (APIC)!

Adventures with Andy & Jordan
After I had gone back to sleep before waking up for classes which started at noon for me, in between my last afternoon class and night class I went for a drive with my friend Andy, who is my Treasurer, and Jordan, who decided to tag along, to Irvine to buy some Asian snacks for the Sweets & Greets event all the clubs were having later that night. It's a night full of desserts and clubs advertising themselves to prospective members. We went to Irvine to buy some Hi-Chews and Andy donated some Korean Rice Puff treats. He also showed us around to a few Asian stores, which made me so happy! I told him that he will have to show me those places and that I'd have to try them out. Seeing all the Asian stuff made me so happy after not getting enough of it at school.

My Bruxië Chicken & Waffle!
When we bought all that we needed, I got myself some dinner from Bruxië at Irvine Heritage Plaza for the first time! Because I needed something I knew I'd like and eat quickly before my next class, I got their Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffle. It was very simple, and although I wanted syrup with my waffle, it cost an extra dollar to add it so I just opted out. However, I did still enjoy it very much. I definitely want to go back again soon to try some of their other dishes.

So I went to class after getting back to school, but I had to leave halfway through the three-hour class to help set up the APIC table for Sweets & Greets. My friends and two of my officers, Tammy and Mele, helped me set up and advertise to the other students when the event started. As part of our decorations, we had a Filipino and Hawaiian flag to show off our Asian and Pacific Islander pride! Lots of people came by the table and were interested in the club, which made me so happy. At least half, if not more, of the people who signed up weren't even Asian/PI! Part of it is because of the small population my school has, but it's okay because I love and appreciate that people want to get to know our culture (and the food as well). With that, it is now time for APIC to officially launch for the school year, and I'm excited to see what will happen and how my fellow peers will react to an Asian invasion on campus!
Tammy & I reppin' Asians & PI's
Thursday: Nothing was particularly spectacular with this day, other than getting to hang out with some of the Diversity team at our friend, Hollye's apartment. After spending a lot of time together throughout the summer, not seeing each other during the week is weird for us, so we had burgers and a movie night watching Admissions with Tina Fey and a long conversation about relationships and the opposite sex (we had one guy in the group). It was a fun and laid-back night with the team, one that I had missed since school started.

My delicious appetizer
Friday: It was the birthday of one of my closest friends, Sierra! After a long day of classes and watching more Avatar, I got ready to celebrate her surprise birthday dinner at the Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney! It was one of the most fun birthday dinners I've ever been to! I have some of the funniest and greatest friends anyone could ever ask for. Because of Jazz Kitchen's priciness, I split a sampler appetizer with my friend, Kaciny. On it there was popcorn calamari, coconut shrimp, Louisiana meat pies, and parmesan artichoke hearts. It was all really good and filling in itself. I really enjoyed it.
I'm really happy that I got to celebrate Sierra's birthday because we hadn't seen much of each other over the past few weeks. I could tell she enjoyed being with all her closest friends as well.

Sierra's birthday group
The birthday girl!
The other beautiful birthday girl!
Saturday: It was a busy day, I'll tell you that! The first half of the day was spent doing absolutely nothing, although I did finish watching all 3 seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender! If you want to read more on my obsession with the series, you can read it here. But anyway, my dad and sister picked me up cause I needed to buy some groceries with them and I wanted to get out of my room. I ended up only buying rice and a large package of potstickers at the local Japanese market, but it's okay. We spent some time at Target before deciding to go shopping at South Coast Plaza's Forever 21, but my sister and I didn't have much luck because we were so focused on the prices that we couldn't enjoy all the cute clothes in the store. But afterward I quickly got ready for Kaciny's karaoke night! It was mostly a ladies night, other than one of my friends' boyfriends, but it's okay, he's cool so it didn't affect the night in a bad way. It was really nice meeting him, actually! But anyway, we sang a bunch of fun songs and were really wild and random about it--it sucked that Kaciny & some other friends made it halfway through our mere one-hour session (it was meant to be a surprise for her but there were some delays), but we made the most of it and it was fun! At the end of it all we had some delicious In-n-Out, a classic late-night meal for the typical Vanguard student.

I also want to make a special shout-out to my roommate, Alissa! I haven't formally introduced her to my blog/vlog yet, but there have been some technical issues & life getting in the way, but I must say how much I've enjoyed living with her so far! She is such a contrast to my lovely roommate from last year, Janelle, but it's a good change. She's from Southern California like I am, grew up in a similar household as me, and a bunch of other things, so I've really loved getting to know her lately. I will have an intro video to her coming up soon, so keep out for that and I apologize for the delay!

My lovely roomie & I<3

Whew, that was a really long post. But this is all why I've been MIA this past week. I will work on scheduling more posts so that I don't have to worry about it with my hectic schedule, and now that I've finished this post, I can now get onto cleaning and homework! I've been so distracted and lazy to do anything else, now that I've gotten this done, I feel like I can finally go on with my day. I hope you all have a great week! 

Chau for now ♥  


  1. Sounds like you have been super busy!! Goodness girl! :-) All of the things you have been up to sound like tons of fun though! Loved seeing your pictures. I've been quite busy myself and it will only get worse after sorority recruitment this coming week! Eeek!

    xoxo Miss ALK

    1. Aww thanks, Annaliese! I've seen some of your adventures lately as well. Glad to see you're enjoying yourself too [: & have fun with sorority recruitment!


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