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Hey everyone. Well, I'm on winter break for four weeks and I'm in the Bay with my family. I'm hoping to update this blog more since I will be having cooking adventures.

I'm feeling a little upset at the start of this break though because my laptop was stolen yesterday on the Amtrak train. I also had my phone charger, iPod charger, and webcam stolen. It's dumb because whoever stole my stuff forgot to take the laptop charger. I talked to an Amtrak police officer last night and will be working on getting money from them to replace my stuff. I'm hoping they will give me some money, but I'm not holding my breath on it.

To be honest, this makes me feel so bad. I worked so hard all semester, and this is what happens? I'm trying to be strong and do things with my family, but it's hard. I miss Andrew terribly.

This is Christmas time, and I have valuables stolen from me. I trusted Amtrak to have a secure place for my suitcase. Obviously, that didn't do anyth…

Campus Food Truck and New Hair!

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Heyyo everyone! This week is Thanksgiving, so I hope all of you who celebrate have fun and eat well! :) I'm going back to my Father's place~ I'll miss Andrew and my friends, but I know they will be eating well!

It's a cold day here, and it's been raining on and off. Kinda sad, if you ask me~ Too much grey! Anyway, I am in the library because the internet at my house died for some weird reason. I finished a bunch of homework and wanted to do a blogpost since I had time~ I've been really busy this semester, and there is a lot I have to do in the next couple weeks. I'm just trying to stay sane and healthy; my boo has been helping with that! ;) I've even started writing poetry again! That is something I am really proud of right now~ :)

There was a change on campus here at UOP and I thought it would be perfect to blog here about! We have a food truck~! I think UOP heard about the fancy food truck craze and wanted to get in on it. We have a ton of Mexican food …

A Fabulous Summer Lunch at Bushi-Tei in SF!

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Hey everyone! Yes, it has been a while! This semester is super busy, but I'm hanging in there! Today is a rainy day~ Andrew left to go home and study (I miss youuuuu!) , and I'm making dinner, and then I have a meeting to go to at 8. I don't really want to work on my essay any more, so I thought why not update my blog? :D Yay! It feels awesome! Anyway, here are some pics from a lunch in the summer time! My dad took my sister and I to Japantown for a special lunch and some townhouse shopping for me! This was after I got back from Japan, so it was funny to be in Japantown, SF! XD Pictured above is a Japanese-style cheescake slice from Andersen Bakery! Yum! It was a typical Japanese cheesecake, soft and fluffy, with a light lemon flavor~ A decadent way to start the day!



After shopping, my sis and I met my dad in front of Bushi-Tei, a rather upscale restaurant in Japantown. It's a up the street from Peace Plaza; perhaps people don't know too much about it. This lunch wa…

Healthy by Omission... XD

Hey everyone!! I am alive and well, just extremely busy with school, work, and cooking! :D I live in a townhouse with my roommate Kaitlynn, and since I have a kitchen I have a lot of fun cooking!

It was Andrew's 20th birthday on Tuesday (yay!) and I made him birthday dinner! I was sooo excited! I made a huge chocolate bat cake, which was delicious! However, I forgot powdered sugar for the chocolate frosting, so I had to put cute chocolate chips and icing on it, haha~ XD I was so excited for him to see it that I forgot to take pictures! He took one on his phone, so I will have to show you guys~

Over the weekend I made Irish Soda bread, and it was really exciting to make bread for the first time. It's definitely something I want to learn more about. The bread itself is super dense, but actually rather tasty. It smells great, so I am really proud~ :)

Also, I ate so much today!!! XD Andrew took me to his favorite Chinese restaurant from his childhood, and it was soooo tasty and so…

First day back from Japan and BIG NEWS! :D

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Hello everyone! It's been ages since I have written in here, but there are reasons for that! When I came back from Japan, I became busy and was settling back into my life here in America. I had family obligations, I wanted to see Andrew and my friends, and I wanted to get ready for my junior year of college!

First off, here is the big news! The day after I arrived back from Japan, my dad and I picked up Andrew from the train station and we got to spend the day together! It was magical! Andrew surprised me with the most lovely gifts, we went to Indian food for lunch, and then......Andrew proposed to me! After lunch we went to go buy a ring from our favorite funky jewelry shop, and then we walked to a lovely bridge overlooking the creek and he popped the question! It was funny and romantic, which totally fits us haha XD I am so happy and blessed to be engaged to the most wonderful man on Earth! Thank you baby! :D

That was a very amazing Saturday, and the rest of my time in Walnut Cre…
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Hello everyone! I have been back in America for a little over a week and I am getting into the swing of things! Please look forward to yummy summer eats and big news! :D

Hiatus~!!

Hello everyone!

Please forgive me for not posting much this week, I have just been so busy with preparing for Japan! I am leaving this morning for the airport and I am so excited!!! :D (I miss Andrew a lot though! Be safe and have fun in Stockton my love!)

I will be updating a new blog for this trip here: http://japanhello.blogspot.com/

Please check it out and follow it if you are curious about my Japan adventures! I will be back in the US on July 2!

Thank you all!!!! :)

More ceramics!

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I just mentioned in the new post that my new ceramics pieces looked great, so I wanted to share some pics!
Here they are after coming out of the hot kiln. There are a lot, and 4 pieces aren't even pictured! So, I will have a lot of ceramic pieces to take back home haha. :D I am giving some to my friends and Andrew though; I hope they like them! :) Then, my family back home can take some too, except there are a few I want to keep. ;) You see that crazy crackly black mug up? That's Andrew's special mug! The glaze came out way different than I expected, but he loves it so I am so glad! In ceramics, sometimes you never know what you are going to get!


I am especially proud of this cup. The glaze came out interesting and beautiful; inside, there is a lovely swirl pattern~ :D

FAMILY PARTY TIME!

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HAPPY 100TH POST! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! :D I am so excited that this is my 100th post here! Wow! To celebrate, I made a Facebook page lol! XD Enjoy this post, which features one of my favorite things in the world: Andrew's family's parties!!

Hey everyone! It's been a CRAZY week, let me tell ya. There was a bomb threat at my college last Sunday, which really threw everyone off. Nothing happened, but it was annoying, inconvenient, and scary. I have been working on projects and essays, and trying to study for my art history final which is taking place tomorrow because my professor couldn't change it. I have been pretty stressed out and anxious lately because I have a lot to do and I have conflicted feelings about summer; I want the semester to end, but I don't want to leave Andrew, Stockton, or my friends. It's tough and upsetting. :( I am working hard and trying to be the best person I can be! There is some good news: I got a story published in the campus litera…

Fun Foodie Friday~!

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Aaaahhh, Friday and Saturday April 9 and 10 were two glorious days~ Andrew and I had so much fun! Things have been getting busier for me as the semester winds down and my trip to Japan looms closer. Last week, though, was rather calm and I welcomed it. I spent some quality time with Andrew, applied for a Passport (I hope my application goes through!), and my classes weren't too bad. :)

Friday was wonderful-- Andrew and I were able to spend the whole day together and it was such a blast! :D That morning was interesting because we went to a different (and sketchier) part of town so I could submit my passport application and take pictures at a post office. There is only one post office around here that does walk-in applications and pictures so we braved it and went there. It wasn't a bad experience at all! I had an issue concerning IDs, so hopefully I will still be able to get my passport.

After the whole application process was done, Andrew and I went to try Genova Bakery, a bake…

My Bowls!

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Yep everyone, those are my four finished bowls! :D The one with the hearts is for Andrew, and I was so happy to give it to him last night! Yay! :D He loves it and I can't wait to hear if he used it for breakfast this morning lol~ The one with the kanji in the bottom (which means "hope") is a ramen bowl for my Dad, because he really wanted one. I plan to give it to him when I go home at the end of the semester (which is way too sad to think about....sigh), so I hope he likes it! The one underneath Dads is for me, a little rice bowl hehe. And the one under Andrews was for Professor Albala, http://kenalbala.blogspot.com/, my favorite professor who helped me get my grant for Japan! He was excited to get the bowl and I hope he enjoys using it! :) Now, I have tons of random cups and mugs I am glazing. I am really excited about them and I can't wait to give them to more people! :D

A Wonderful Revisit-- Le Kims!

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The weather here in Stockton has certainly been interesting. A few weeks ago, the days were hot and vibrant with green grass and blooming flowers. Then, last week the weather took a turn for the worse and rain was falling almost every day, and the days were cold and slate-grey. Not exactly the most cheerful Spring week, let me tell you.



However, this post and the pictures hearken back to the week where every day was a bouquet of sunshine and smiles.



This particular Friday dawned bright and cheerful; Andrew took me out to our first favorite place, Le Kims! This restaurant is really special to us; we used to go all the time when we first dating and have loved it ever since. :) It was our haunt when the nights were cold and rainy~ We noticed we hadn't gone in a while, so we decided to go and get some good, homey Veitnamese eats! :)




I got new glasses! The frames are purple and very cute~ I love this picture; it's so sweet! Of course we had to take pictures together at lunch, it was …

My 20th Birthday~!

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Gahhhhhh, I can't believe I hadn't posted this yet!!! This past week has been INSANE. I had some hard stuff to deal with, such as the death of a family friend and frustating class scheduling. College is never easy, and in the words of my wonderful father-- "Living on your own is tough!"
I couldn't have said it better myself, Dad. :)
However, a lot of fun was had by me and Andrew this holiday weekend. :) I am glad that we are settling back into our usual routine this week-- I actually am a "routine" kind of person, and I really don't like change. I can't believe it's April already...I am going to Japan next month!

Now, without further ado, here is what I did for my 20th birthday in January! Stay tuned for more catch-up posts to follow! :)

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Oreo cookie cake with 20 candles, courtesy of my love and his family! :D


Hello everyone! Saturday January 3o was my 20th Birthday!!! I am really excited about being 20; it feels right to me and…

:D Just for fun~

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This is college.

(taken with my new Nikon D3000 camera! more posts will be up as soon as I have time)

A Wonderful Sunday!!!

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Oh, am I having a case of the Mondays today! I had the most wonderful Friday and Sunday this past weekend, and now I am back in the motion of classes and studying and annoying people. Ugh. I miss Andrew a lot and the only thing keeping me going right now is the fact that he has a gig here on campus tomorrow night and I am soooo proud of him and excited! I am just going to stay strong and look forward to it! :)

It's funny, I have just come to the realization that I really hate studying. The past few weeks have been gloriously study free and I have been relaxed and feeling good. Now, I have some papers and a mid-term and everything seems miserable here. I really don't want this semester to end..... :( There are so many things up in the air concerning next semester and this summer. I hope it will all turn out alright. I applied for a Pacific Fund Grant to get money for my trip to Japan this summer, but I haven't heard a thing and I was supposed to last week! So, we will see wh…