Life Update [29 Apr 2015|04:11am]
[ mood | tired ]

Yeah, the last time I updated it was awhile. Well, around Spring Break, things got really stressful and hectic (THE TOTAL OPPOSITE OF SPRING BREAK LOL) and that ended up putting me on a spiral of sleep deprivation, lack of motivation, and all sorts of stuff. It wasn't until last week that I was able to catch up on things. However, it was the calm of the storm because finals is coming up. Most of my professors decided to have their final tests soon or papers to be turned in. It's just nuts. But I will have a break between that and my last class.

So, this summer, I'll be living in Spain for a little bit. It's rather exciting and also daunting because 1) learning to live in another language and 2) the first time overseas by myself, no family. But I'm excited because I'll get to see Europe for the first time, and to take lots of pictures and just get a jump start on something new and all that. I hope for proficiency to start writing poetry and stories in another language. I hope to actually be able to work out (beach life will do that, along with walking practically everywhere) and eat food that's good for me. It's just exciting.

Right now though, I am just trying to take everything a day at a time or else I'll feel all scared and stressed and want to retreat somewhere.

But now, sleep.

-AY

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Lyrics of the day [24 Feb 2015|01:54am]
Neon Lights
Demi Lovato



Baby when they look up at the sky
We'll be shooting stars just passing by
You'll be coming home with me tonight
We'll be burning up like neon lights

Be still my heart 'cause it's freaking out, it's freaking out, right now
Shining like stars 'cause we're beautiful, we're beautiful, right now
You're all I see in all these places
You're all I see in all these faces
So let's pretend we're running out of time, of time

Baby when they look up at the sky
We'll be shooting stars just passing by
You'll be coming home with me tonight
And we'll be burning up like neon lights

Baby when they look up at the sky
We'll be shooting stars just passing by
You'll be coming home with me tonight
And we'll be burning up like neon lights

Neon lights
Neon lights
Neon lights
Like neon lights
Like neon lights

Be still my heart 'cause it's freaking out, it's freaking out, right now
Shining like stars 'cause we're beautiful, we're beautiful, right now
You're all I see in all these places
You're all I see in all these faces
So let's pretend we're running out of time, of time

Baby when they look up at the sky
We'll be shooting stars just passing by
You'll be coming home with me tonight
And we'll be burning up like neon lights

Baby when they look up at the sky
We'll be shooting stars just passing by
You'll be coming home with me tonight
And we'll be burning up like neon lights

Neon lights
Neon lights
Neon lights
Like neon lights
Like neon lights

Shining like stars 'cause we're beautiful, beautiful
You're all I see in all these places
You're all I see in all these faces
So let's pretend we're running out of time, of time

Like neon lights
Like neon lights

Be still my heart 'cause it's freaking out
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I made the leap! [24 Feb 2015|01:50am]
[ mood | nervous ]

Ok, you know how I just mentioned how I wish I could participate in fandom and submit something I wrote?

I took the plunge, wrote some poetry on the fly, and my heart is beating like mad because I just sent it and it's glorious and it's amazing yet so simple (I forgot how much I love poetry, how easy it is for it to flow out of me, and just...anyhow) and it may be a pretty small baby step but I'm excited!

I won't say any more but I can't wait to see it next week in the e-zine...

But I did it. I really did it. I took the plunge.

-AY

PS: I suppose it's also the fact I've been very productive lately: I cleaned around the apartment, went grocery shopping, did laundry, got application stuff signed, am working on school stuff right now, made some homemade granola bars, and now I'm on a roll. GOD I FEEL LIKE SINGING BUT MY SICK ROOMIE IS SLEEPING SO I MUST BE CONSIDERATE.

(Seriously, my heart is fluttering like a hummingbird's wings, going 100+ times an hour it's just... Now I gotta concentrate on studying. This will be fun.)

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Yet another life update [23 Feb 2015|07:41pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

It's in the 30s today and it's been softly raining all day but for some reason I'm inspired to write. So I'm writing right now.

I did get a fic idea while riding on the bus. And while attending a lecture during one of my advanced English classes I got a snippet of content from said fic idea. It wasn't long but it looks like it might end up being another multi-chapter fic. I seem to get a lot of ideas ranging in that.

What I really need is someone who I can bounce off of for these fics... like a brainstorming partner/reader/beta but I haven't actively participated in a fandom in god knows how long, so I'm kind of stumped on where to start. I've written some things here and there that I think are great (and I read them and go "holy shit, I wrote that?!") and then a lot of times I'm inspired but because it was forced, it reads... not as well. So yeah. And that in some ways demotivates me instead of keeping on fueling the creativity train. I don't want to do the whole Charles Dickens approach with fanfiction like I did in the past where I post it one chapter at a time without knowing where a story is going or heading or what the endgame was, relying on any views/reviews to propel me to be even more inspired, and then never finishing the fic. I wouldn't mind posting some one-shots I have done which would be good candidates to post online but I would love feedback/beta-ing before that happens. *sigh*

I pretty much am over thinking it and probably putting down any really good ability I have for writing but it's always like that I guess, trying to get back into the swing of things with anything. Like how people who have an accident have to go through physical therapy and then once they are "well" enough or at least get the clean bill of health discharge then try to get back into their jobs again and see how things work out. It's like that. I mean I have all these ideas and things I want to talk and post about the ship I'm writing fics for but all this nervousness is just wound around me like a tornado.

Also, I have a bunch of things due this week but I'm taking a breather before I have to do it because I actually have the apartment (for the most part) to myself for a change. I've been walking a lot so I'm pretty sure like 75% of my legs are toned now. Still need to work on working out but since it's so cold and wet now that is stopping me from going to the gym for workout classes. I'll just take walking everywhere, carrying things for at least 30+ minutes a day as my workout til the weather stops being crazy insane. All we need is snow and then we can finally just call out on how ABSURD this weather is.

Anyone who is still reading, thanks for reading my rambling. (Lots and lots of rambling and run-offs I'm sure.) I just needed to get it off my chest. My friends who are writing their own fics in real life are writing for a different fandom than me and they're actually making progress with it. I'm just... here. We talk about writing and stuff and it makes me feel good and creative but it's not the same because we haven't actually read eachother's stuff, just talked about plots and characters that are in them. *sigh*

Maybe I'll just find some prompts somewhere and start writing, even if I post anonymously. We'll just see how life permits.

-AY

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Answer for question 4196. [23 Feb 2015|07:13pm]
If money wasn't an issue, would you go back to school to study something? If so, what would it be and why?
If you've ever seen the Librarian movies or the Librarians tv series, I would be like Flynn Carson. He literally just went to school all the time and racked up thirteen degrees, it was ridiculous but it was awesome. And I would be like that. I would love to go to school and earn all sorts of degrees because I love learning and I love absorbing knowledge. I'd study languages, I'd love to go on archaeological expeditions, I'd love to be able to learn writing and music composition skills (this would include sound production, learning new instruments, etc), and get better degrees in sciences (biology comes to mind, hell even doing pre-med stuff like anatomy and physiology, all sorts of these things). Hell even things dealing with politics and business (to a point) would be a go as well. Basically I would love to be a jack of all trades and if going to school with no strings attached were possible, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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Answer for question 4208. [23 Feb 2015|07:06pm]
It's ridiculously cold outside and rainy for this time of year where I live so I thought this question was very appropriate. (One of my roomies is actually recovering from sickness, though she's severely congested at the moment, which says a lot.)

When you’re sick, do you usually push through it or do you take the day off to get better? Do you have any tricks to help get better more quickly?
Most of the time, when I get sick, it's nothing too serious so I usually push through it. If I have to take the day off it's usually pretty serious so no. The couple of times in the last few years when it has been "serious" enough, I went to a doctor and got it fixed. Usually I'll either sleep a lot or eat or both when I'm feeling down and if I have a pending day off, I'll relax for that. Otherwise, sometimes I'll take something but that's rare.
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Answer for question 4218. [01 Feb 2015|02:12pm]
What was the last book you read? How did you hear about it? Did you enjoy it enough to recommend it to others?
The last book I read was Cervantes' Don Quixote. Granted, I was reading this for a class, but surprisingly I enjoyed it a lot. There's something to be said about his humor, his easy-going quality, and the absurdity it reached (in a good way). There are some interesting parts that seemed deeper and darker than it portrays itself on the outset and I enjoy that too. I definitely would recommend it. It's a piece of classic literature that I think most people could get, if they find the right translated copy. But it's an enjoyable read and that's what makes it recommendable.

(This is also my first posted answer for the newly reinstated Writer's Block feature. Hopefully, I can use these to generate more posts. As for my writings, it's progressing, slowly. I hope in the future for some truly completed fics to post.)
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Life updates! [06 Oct 2014|02:40am]
[ mood | Tipsy ]

So I've really finally settled into my new place and now that I've really gotten to know my new roommates I gotta say, I like them a lot. It turns out we have a lot of stuff in common so I'm doing great!

Though currently, I can feel my fatigue catching up with me because my roomie and her boyfriend and I decided to have two shots of Bacardi and I was the only one who didn't have a chaser (haha, I have balls yo). I usually have a better tolerance to alcohol but mind you having a drink at 2 am when you have a class at 8 is not really the best thing to do but I don't care. I have this urge now to go clubbing since they're playing electronic music but can't. *shrug*

In other news, I found a comment fic meme for the fandom I'm in and I have a million prompts I want to write but so little time! Ahhhhhhhhhhh. But still excited that I'm still writing. Some of the stuff has good ideas but bad (or could be better, to be specific) execution but some actually have surprised me. So there's that.

Still kinda off in terms of trying to get things going for classes (long story) but I hope to change that, soon.

Here's to hoping!

-AY

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Lyrics of the Day [22 Sep 2014|12:11am]
[ mood | pensive ]

Extraordinary
Clean Bandit



You can see there's something in the way
I've tried to show you, my door is open
I don't know how much more I can take
Since you've chosen, to leave me frozen
Am I the only one, who see's what you've become?
Will you drift away?
We're running out of time, two wrongs can make it right
Could I make you stay?
People making choices they can't fake
Sacrifice it all and maybe say

Something extraordinary
Something real (something real)
To fill my days and nights with something
That I can feel (I can feel)
I'm not gonna compromise
Surely you can sympathize?
Say you feel the same

You've wondered down a path I can't explain
Have you seen her, the grass is greener
To let me pass you by would be a shame
If she's your only then why are you lonely?
Cos I'm the only one, who knows the things you've done
I'm so good for you
We're running out of time, two wrongs can make it right
Could I make you do

Something extraordinary
Something real (something real)
To fill my days and nights with something
That I can feel (I can feel)
I'm not gonna compromise
Surely you can sympathise?
Say you feel the same

Just don't say it will be alright
You're not holding yourself in your arms tonight
Don't say it will all be fine
In only a moment you'll say goodbye
I, I, I, I, I, I....
I, I, I, I, I, I....

Something extraordinary
Something real
To fill my days and nights with something
That I can feel (I can feel)

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh (I, I, I, I, I, I....)
(I, I, I, I, I, I..., I...)

Something extraordinary
Something real
To fill my days and nights with something
That I can feel,

Just don't say it will be alright
You're not holding yourself in your arms tonight
Don't say it will all be fine
In only a moment you'll say goodbye


I don't know what it is: maybe it's the actual instrumental of the song or just the chorus but it's making me all...pensive. And it's stuck in my head. It makes me want to write something bittersweet like semisweet chocolate. It tastes good and it's sweet but there's a bit of... not bitterness but more dimension and depth and in terms of writing, sometimes that can have a more angsty/sad flavor and something just more... deep. So, yeah. The damn song is on repeat but it's nice.
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Living Update [19 Sep 2014|04:11am]
[ mood | amused ]

So the last couple of days I've gotten to know my new roommates and they're very interesting people. I got to witness probably one of the most coherent, respectful drunken person in my life (one of my roomie's friends. He was shitfaced yet he was extremely coherent and cognizant of the sound level, it was rather...strange but it was refreshing for a change). Also, the three frozen big bottles of Smirnoff that pretty much took over our freezer is being made room because said roomie and her friends have been drinking it. I'm too tired for vodka right now, if I touch that stuff I'll be out like a light and I have to finish laundry first. *sigh*

Other than that, the new place is rather nice and my other roomie who is sharing the room with me isn't moving in til the weekend so I've had the place all to myself. Which is great.

(I can't be bothered to type correctly at the moment. Sleeping the equivalent of 7 hours of sleep in 2.5 days minus naps does not help.)

My roomie was surprised as I was still up. I am too, if it weren't for the bedsheets I'm washing. (At least it'll be all warm when I go to bed.) Her sister has to be up at 6 am and she was up studying til an hour ago.

All in all, nothing fairly exciting except torrential downpours of the flooding kind. lol Til then.

-AY

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Life updates [14 Sep 2014|05:13am]
[ mood | hungry ]

So moving into the new place has been this... I don't know how to word it this early but it has been mostly exasperating and the target moving date keeps shifting. Mostly to do with some finishing construction stuff and city ordinances and paperwork. Which means I haven't moved in yet and commuting takes forever and is impacting my school work. Not so much I'm in danger but enough to jolt me out of my groove. My section is going to move in soon, not sure when though. But earlier than most of the occupants who are going to be living in the same complex.

Meanwhile, I actually finished a fic. My first, real, fic in 9 years. It's mind boggling. And, it's a first for me, because it's femmeslash, which I never have attempted to write at all. But this came effortlessly so I'm happy.

(I realized I need to make a masterlist post because I have a lot of writing here and some of it is worthy of being read even if it's old. So I'll probably do that.)

Anyway, it's late but I just wanted to yell out that I finally finished something! My muse is crying in sheer joy. That is all.

-AY

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I wrote fic again! [29 Aug 2014|08:56am]
[ mood | creative ]

Well, I have been writing fic, but I just recently finished part of a snippet that I am confident on sharing, which makes me happy as a clam. It's from Star Trek: Enterprise and going to be part of a long fic. Also going to be x-posted to aangsty.

You don't know how it feels to be excited about writing and posting things I'm confident about! I wrote a couple of snippets for other stuff but it's in a (newer for me) part of the Star Trek fandom so I am nervous about that. Anyhow, the fic.


"Man, Darlin', that's so amazing. You know this could come in handy."

Trip couldn't help but give a big grin as T'Pol's eyebrow rose in a confused but intrigued way.

"You know, for days we'd like to have sex but we're too tired otherwise," he answered. "Or for when we don't have a moment for some alone time, let alone a quickie. Stuff like that."

She took in the suggestions for a moment before she moved closer to him, her breath hitting his face. Trip had the sole pleasure seeing her imperceptible half smile and mirth twinkling in her eye. "I believe we would need precise data on all the situations this solution could solve. The ship runs much more efficiently with it's chief engineer and it's science officer working at maximum performance."

Smiling back, Trip gazed at her with his blue eyes, his arm wrapping the blanket over them. "Why, I quite agree with this experiment, T'Pol. We wouldn't want to be working inefficiently when something happens to the ship."

He gave her a chaste kiss on the lips before continuing, "Maybe we could start in the morning?"

Their bodies shifted against each other, finding a comfortable position under the covers.

"That would be agreeable, Trip. Tomorrow morning."

She took her two fingers and gently caressed his cheek. Every time T'Pol did that, the skin under her fingertips left a trail of electricity and a swell of elation and pure contentment. It made Trip happier knowing she could share that with him. He took his own and rubbed it against hers, transmitting one thought across their bond.

I love you.

The sheer amount of love that washed through them made them close their eyes, a blanket of safety and surety. There was tomorrow to look forward to.

-AY

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Time flies! [16 Aug 2014|12:27am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Apparently, I am not used to the whole being windswept in creativity jive I've got going because it's pretty much consumed my time. I mean, I lose track of time and then I forget I have things to do like apartment lease paperwork or course registration stuff and it's driving me nuts (but in a good way)! It's been a long time since I wrote anything much less started getting fic ideas for 30+ things. It's a record for me at this point.

Currently, I have 2 WIPs that might become the basis of my nanowrimo if I don't start active writing on it before November. One is just heartwrenching and I know how it's going to start and end (and has a potential sequel and other oneshot ideas). The other one while it is an WIP, is a bit more closer to my heart and it's just begging to be written. But it's starting to become more of a world-verse than just a multi-chaptered fic.

I desperately want to write right now but I'm sleep deprived and hungry, never good combos. I just had to get all these feels out.

(And the pairing I want to write for? I don't even know where the fandom migrated for it. I've been seeing tumblr for it but I don't want to get a tumblr just for that alone... *sigh*)

Anyway, I'm just really excited that I'm going to be moving into my new place next week and the semester is going to begin soon. It seriously doesn't feel like it! Argh. Being in my own headspace has gotten me off kilter.

One last thing: I got my Precure swag in the mail! I am going to be proudly displaying a poster of the precure leaders in my apartment. Coz I'm awesome.

-AY

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And obviously overdue update! [22 Jul 2014|03:22am]
[ mood | good ]

So much as happened in the last couple of months that I never bothered to come back to update LJ! (How bad is that? LOL)

I have found out that my roommate was not a good person to live with (but an ok person to be a friend with even though she was never much of a friend to me), I joined a few clubs on campus, and I have moved out of the dorm to an actual bonafide apartment! Which I am really really excited about. (My new roommate is a friend I made here who actually reminds me at times of my sister...) I won't move into the place until next month but I am counting the days!

Also, I actually have started to become active in a fandom again. I know I haven't been "officially" announced, but I am part of the CureCast! They are an interesting group of people, that's for sure. Since joining I've been lurking the precure comm. I really want to start some kind of pretty cure fanfiction bigbang/comment fic meme thing going on but don't know where to begin.

I also got a new phone (after ten years, yeah, what?!) and after like... 2-3 years of being on life support for writing, I have actually gotten back into it. And it's all due to rewatching Star Trek again. Well, more precisely, I got a really great set of headphones so I am going through the WHOLE franchise of Star Trek eps. I finished through my 4th watch through of Star Trek: Enterprise and I finished the Original Series. That's where I ended up having my creativity bust out of my body. I already have so many fic ideas running rampant and this idea for a long series... It makes me all excited to be writing again! And I'm writing my first slash fic in close to ten years, another first, but it's invigorating. Writing has been a big part of my life and so when I went through this drought it was like...a part of me got caught off. I realized that during that time I didn't think my own stories weren't worth telling, that I wasn't doing anything in life so I shouldn't chronicle it...but now that I think about it, it was probably the most important time I needed to because how else am I going to explain those dark days to the ones closest to me? Sounds kind of sad and pathetic in hindsight but I know better.

But yes, I am already on the Animated Series and then I'm going to watch the movies (because they're all on netflix) and then I'll start with the remastered version of The Next Generation.

I want to get back into graphics making but I guess I should take things one step at a time, huh? LOL! This burst of creativity is just awesome. Even though I'm writing for one fandom, this fic has elements of a crossover, and it inspired me for other fandoms. It's like this domino effect that keeps cascading into infinity. I really do like it.

Also, this newer version of LJ is interesting... at least the entry making stuff is better than that last time I did this. It's a good thing they've been doing. How odd. Hope it continues!

-AY

PS -- Also, Sailor Moon Crystal is entertaining so far. And very pretty. And Korra is just phenomenal this season and I can't wait for more. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! *remains of my fangirling body here*

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I did it! [06 Jan 2014|11:09pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

I got accepted and I am now going to be moving out into my own place! (Well, kind of.) At least it's a life that's decided all on my own and I get to make all the decisions on my own time. It's a really big deal for me and I'm excited and all nervous all at once.

Sure, I have to get a few things together before I move out, but it's going well! I just hope my roommates are nice people. Even if we don't hang out or talk much, as long as they're pleasant, easy to interact people, I am all good.

So many changes have been happening all at once, it's just overwhelmingly amazing. My friend's are getting married, old friends that were out of touch are now back in reach and it's just very nice you know?

Meanwhile, I haven't had access to all the things I look at on the internet because the laptop I was using basically has a faulty GPU and my own laptop charger is on loan so I can only use mine an hour-ish at a time. Whelp.

Anyhow, I hope to be more active, or at least, write more, and 2014, here I come!

-AY

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Explained Absence: I made some life changing decisions. [28 Feb 2013|10:10am]
[ mood | good ]

I know I've been gone from LJ for awhile (it seems too long, this weird format while updating is making my head hurt) but I have been really busy and I have been reassessing some things about my life.

So I figured out what I want to do in life. And that requires me going to grad school, which was something I didn't think I would do. (I just thought I'd get a bachelor's and that's that.) Also, I have decided to not only start writing again, in real seriousness, but also possibly post some of them online, which I haven't done in close to 2-5 years, if you don't include LJs.

I've been meaning to type this post for awhile but life and sleep got the best of me. But at least now you know I'm alive, ne?

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Vacation Update #1 [27 May 2012|09:18am]
[ mood | good ]

So my vacation has been going pretty smoothly the past couple of weeks. My sister was here for my first week and I think I've watched the most Pretty Cure episodes in my life. This is a feat considering I have never really watched any of the Pretty Cure series before. XD I finished HeartCatch and whatever is out of Smile! Pretty Cure. I actually enjoyed HeartCatch and don't really mind Smile so far, so I'll see how it goes.

Stuff to watch aside, there's one thing that's been bugging me about this vacation. It's something very minor and not much of an annoyance in the big scheme of things, and I can handle without it, but it's snacks.

Yes, snacks.

I'm talking about snacks that people wouldn't really think two winks about, like potato chips and onion rings and sometimes the odd pizza (though I CAN get that here, so it's more like a random craving). What I wouldn't like for two seconds to get my hands on a bag of potato chips. Like there are things I can get here, like fries and pizza, maybe a hamburger, cakes, and what not. But unless I want to go to a store that sells American potato chips (coz I'm pretty sure if I do find potato chips they'll have "interesting" flavors and all I want is plain, salted potato chips) I probably won't be able to find any. *sigh*

Well, it's a small inconvenience for some amazing, yummy, stuff and new foods to try. It's not really such a loss since if I'm craving something else (like fries or pizza), I'm sure I can find it. And there's an abundance on Asian foods as well, so if I wanted my favorite Japanese dish I could get that too.

*sigh*

Well, maybe I can post a great picture here next time. For now, I'm going to head back to bed in about an hour (I have to be up early tomorrow morning) and finish watching Futari wa Pretty Cure.

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Scones and vacations [12 May 2012|09:54pm]

I know I haven't really posted a lot but I'm still alive reading my friends list all the time. The end of last year basically was extremely stressful that I had burn out and took several months to get over.

But in the last half of this year I've actually improved my writing, won an award, and can successfully play piano! My confidence is gaining strength.

Also, my best friend and the love of my life has basically confessed a lot to me and I think we are together again. It makes me feel happy.

The semester has ended but I still have that feeling one gets when you're stuck in vacation limbo: you're on a break and you're allowed to relax but not fully because you'll have to get back to it in a short time. Hopefully this changes next week -- I'm leaving overseas for 50 days and it'll be great. I'm also making chocolate chip orange scones to take so my relatives can experience my baking and maybe help divert them from asking prodding questions about my personal life and marvel at a great life skill I have. XD

I haven't hung out with my sister since she left for vacation and she's treating me to a full blown spa treatment when I get there... I really need one LOL.

I hope I learn more about my family too. Just these couple of months I've learned a lot. I'm not like my dad and how he never really knew much about his family's history and never asking when they were alive.

So here's to creativity, food, and vacations!

(PS: Korra has been a pretty badass show to watch lately. So have the new Thundercats. I'll try to keep up with it while I'm on vacation coz they provide such stimulating yet great escapism as well. So if you haven't, start watching it sometime. It's greeeeaaat!)

-AY

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Post-Paper Recovery [15 Jan 2012|01:10am]
[ mood | okay ]

So that last entry about papers killing me? It did. I ended up with burn out, which somehow I was able to miraculously survive through finals week unscathed but with a bad throat that wouldn't work, and then I spent most of my winter break recovering at first from a bad allergy attack/lack of sleep/bad severely changing weather/being around sick people from class for about 3 and a half weeks. It wasn't until it hit me the middle of last week that I had classes coming up soon and I had to sign up. Usually winter break feels like a long time for me but it flew by because I was recuperating. In fact, I'm taking it fairly easy this semester, even though crunching down would finish up my credits faster.

But in the process of all that burnout, I really started craving some creativity and writing and drawing and designing and all that... So this year, I'm getting in touch with some of it. I started writing a little bit (not a lot, and it's mostly very vague/general) and I drew a bit and I'm trying to come up with a design for my bathroom, which is actually coming along. (I've started getting on an interior design kick... I think if you make the environment around you the way you want it to, it's the step to becoming the person you may want to become, and makes you unique, and you don't have to necessarily follow all those "trends" or do anything long end...) Also, taking a piano class so I hope that works out (I haven't composed music since high school, and that was mostly for music theory class) *cross fingers*. It was either that or guitar but my dad probably wouldn't want me using his guitar and also his is too big for me. (Also, my guitar has been broken for years even though I've been TELLING them to fix it since they said they would. If worse gets to worse, I'll just get one of my cousins to help me with it since they're more knowledgable about guitar repairs than I am.)

Actually started getting into some anime too again (and some manga series) because I've kinda been wanting to watch some for awhile. I'm streaming Princess Jellyfish from Hulu right now, and it's really funny, yet cute and yes weird, but the weirdness is kinda endearing. I actually finished Hikaru no Go, Yu Yu Hakusho, rewatching most of Rurouni Kenshin, most of Shugo Chara! (I read the last couple chapters of the latest manga which the anime doesn't go to its full potential), 75% of Get Backers (I haven't finished it yet), and now almost done with Princess Jellyfish. [This is what I've watched in the last... 5 months? So, not a bad haul for watching.] Anyway, some of the stories made me cry (oh my God, HnK... I don't think I've cried that many episodes over a lovable ghost... Sometimes, if I think hard about how Hikaru felt, it makes me want to cry some more) and some of the themes uplifting (like Shugo Chara), which is making me want to be more creative.

Besides, what are they trying to say about 2012? "The new year, the new you" or "2012: The Year of Change" or "The Year of Choice"... I'll laugh if the advertisers only did that in case if the apocalpyse comes (I highly doubt it -- some kind of change sure, the end of the world? That remains to be seen.) and they want to be seen as "WE TRIED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES, EVEN IF WE ENDED UP PROFITING IN THE FIRST PLACE AND DIDN'T REALLY THINK OF THEM IN MIND".

I digress though. It's time I tried to get back into things, if only to sate myself.

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Papers? I'm done with papers. [27 Nov 2011|08:58pm]
[ mood | tired ]

I think I'm going to end up dying by papers by the end of next week. By then, I'll have finished SEVEN papers and I am seriously ready to pass out everywhere. Hopefully the holiday season will be very rejuvenating.

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