DRAWING THE MAPS TO MY SOUL

2016-03-31

Food fails and Sandy

Tuesday the 1st
 These pajamas from the rack are so darn soft. The design isn't something I'd usually go for but...so soft...

Finally opened and tried two (of five >_>) YSL lipsticks I bought years ago. Oh and the tint in oil. I don't think the lipsticks are THAT good but the packaging!!! ٩(♡ε♡ )۶

Wednesday the 2nd
 Tried one of the seasonal items on the Cafe menu. It was sooo bad! Such a waste of $15. >[

Friday the 4th
Sandy came over!
 She's suddenly gotten into makeup SUPER hard lol and had me do her makeup. It was my first time ever doing someone else's makeup. I was so nervous.

We had Sarpino's and I committed the biggest sin. I FORGOT TO GET CREAMY GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE!!! ARGHHHH!!!!! (ノಥДಥ)ノ︵┻━┻ 
It was very sad. You can't order Sarpino's and not get the creamy garlic sauce. But their chocolate cake was good... But the sauce..... (´;︵;`)

We just hung out at home and I made us watch Steven Universe and Conan videos on Youtube.
Grabbed bubble tea before Sandy's long drive home but omg hers tasted muddy and mine tasted like...barf. Never, NEVER get strawberry milk tea. I just thought it might be good...but I was so wrong.

The face swap filter finally appeared on mine hahaha. 

Saturday the 5th
Finally tried the salmon nicoise salad. I wanted to try it so bad after seeing a coworker have it.
 Lots of protein but I wish the salmon was more seasoned. It was decent but too expense.

Monday the 7th
Had a callback for a Payless commercial which I have no idea why because I have the ugliest feet and hands LOL. They were held at the studio I went to for a fitting a year ago and they had a spread!

It was obvious I wasn't gonna book it so I thought I should at least get myself to a plate out of it ahahaha!

 I like work finishing early cause then I can lay around for awhile.
I think everyone likes this filter cause it makes their skin look really good. Myself included.

Napped a bit before heading out again for class.

 Tuesday the 8th
Visited K and did the usual lol.
 We tried SP Kebap for the first time and it was goood! The pita wrap is so huge, it took me forever to finish.

Thursday the 10th
 Tina ordered me a pizza all the way from Utah cause I've been having a really hard time. She's so sweet! I would have been fine with just the pie but she even got colas and a salad!! I was sooooo touched. Someone ordering you a pizza from many states away is one of the best feelings EVER!! (≧∇≦*)

Saturday the 12th
Date with ddarling!
 Finally wore my Doc Marten Floras. My mom got them for me almost a year ago...

Lunch at Mitsuwa.
 We finally tried the pork bowl stand and were very disappointed. Sandy's was uber salty and despite mine being "spicy", it was very greasy. Thank goodness I had the miso. We suffered through it. But that mango cream soda was good!

Went to Woodfield after. I felt like we were in school again. We hadn't gone to the mall together in sooo long!
 Doesn't Sandy look so good?! I love this dress on her!

After walking around for a couple hours, we relaxed at Coffee Haus.
She got a green tea latte with an espresso shot (eww lol) and I got a regular one.

Ahaha Sandy looks so kwute.
LOL.

And then it was my turn to take a long drive home.
Wondering whether I should switch my part cause I only get the volume this way.

Monday the 14th
Went to Cho Sun Ok for the first time in awhile with dad before class.

Tuesday the 15th
Anna, Jay, Angelica, JP, and I all went to lunch at Burrito House. I got shit for only getting nachos but I had eaten like an hour prior!

Then I went to go vote for the first time in my life!
I went for the sole purpose of voting for Grampa Bernie and so I sat for awhile, looking up all the candidates on my phone.

Thursday the 17th
Finally went back to Boba Burger with Angelica, Anna, and Jay to try the pork belly burger this time. It was also good but I think I may like the Seoul burger better cause of the kimchi and egg. Now if I could get the pork belly in that one too? OOOOHH~~~

Friday the 18th
Angelica brought her puppy to work!
Toby's such a cutie! (ᗒᗊᗕ)

Such a good looking pup!

Um. I don't know why I took this but...since I have it, here it is. (˵¯͒⌄¯͒˵)

Monday the 21st
And...another one...
 Got ready for an audition and then lunch with Sandy after.

We were originally supposed to eat at Ramen House Shin Chan but they were closed! [○・`Д´・○]
 So we went to Misoya instead.

If takoyaki is on the menu, I'm gonna get it. Every time.


Sandy's.

 Mine. It was meh. And a little salty. Like everyone has told me. At least I tried it?

Went to La Michoacana for dessert.
 I wanted to get one of each but they would never survive the ride home. ;[

Ferrero Rocher and fruit(? lol) paletas. Mine is a must for dark chocolate lovers.

Tuesday the 22nd
Lunch at Hoanh Long with dad.
God, I love Vietnamese pork chops.

Friday the 25th
Just work.

Manager bought us all drinks!
I tried the tropical pomegranate smoothie with a booster shot for an extra 65 cents cause I was curious and its best to take chances when you aren't paying. It was gross.

Got my lip tints in the mail! So cute.

Monday the 28th
Class day.
But first, blurry bul go gi.

So... I made a mukbang...and failed...miserably.

Wednesday the 30th
Had Dunkin for lunch.
Super happy with the amount of cream cheese the girl put on my bagel. I had been having a really annoying morning so I needed it.

Loving that Dunkin keeps coming out with new flavors. I got the strawberry shortcake croissant donut this time. I like the fudge one better.
Also loving Conan. I've been obsessed this month and watching every video on his Youtube. He's the funniest person!

More Snapchat! Gimme more filters!

Today
Got home from work and then got ready to watch a show.
Saw Interrobang's production of Recent Tragic Events. It was very good. I really liked it. All four actors were great, especially the ladies! 
The free parking due to broken pay machine was also very nice. (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و

2016-02-29

Fat February

Just pictures of food and selfies. As always. ԅ[ •́ ﹏ •̀ ]و
Dinner from the last day of January.

Monday the 1st
 Matched with Gudetama ∠( ᐛ 」∠)_

On my way to my last day of class.
 It was so nice that it was still this light out at 5:30PM!

Wednesday the 3rd
 Ronnie recommended the chicken tenders and lemonade this time so I got 'em. It was quite good!

Thursday the 4th
 Did not know premature babies were referred to as "preemies" lol.

 Totally forgot to take a picture with Angelica at Portillo's, so here's the finished salad and fry leftovers she let me have.

Friday the 5th
 Before crying to HR.

Lunch with Jay after at Ruby of Siam.

 Finally finished one of the lipsticks I've had for the longest time (ELF's Runway Pink) so I took a celebratory selca...

Friday the 7th
Headed to sam chon's because my mom said there would be pizza and wings and I needed a tv with cable to watch the Superbowl. Not because I'm interested in football, but because the commercial I shot back in July was for the Superbowl. I was excited cause I thought I'd finally be able to pay off a collection but...I got completely edited out LOL.
 So here's a picture of me and Juni on location I didn't share before.

At least I had Minnie to console my disappointment.
She's so old now!! (。•́︿•̀。)

Monday the 8th
Chinese New Year!
My monkey face since it's now the year of the monkey.

Tuesday the 9th
Tried another one of Ronnie's recommendations from the cafe.
I think they forgot to pack half of it... I swear this is before I touched it!

Wednesday the 10th
Had Dunkin again cause I wanted a bagel and a heart shaped donut.
Cute boston cream.

Picked up Turtle from the airport later that night and then had a snack at St. Alps.
This Dragon Oolong tasted like beer blech,

It was edible.

Thursday the 11th
Finally went to Cho Dang for the first time in years!
You know their cucumber ban chan is good when they limit it to three refills.

After not going to Tous Les Jours across the street in Korea, I also finally went to the one all the way in Glenview.
Dropped $30 for bread. I think it's overpriced for how it tastes.

Friday the 12th
Business specials at Pita Inn.

Had the fries I had been dreaming about again. They came out with some chipotle fries so I must go back for those.  ( ՞ ڡ ՞ )─∈

Saturday the 13th
Got my sassy Puppycat shirt in the mail!

Finally tried Boba Burger.
I liked their Seoul Burger and eggroll jalepeno poppers. Must go back for the fried pork belly burger! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

Sunday the 14th
Spent my birthday relaxing away from home.
Was excited for my first time ordering room service. Glad the food wasn't disappointing.

Birthday dinner at the same hotpot place from New Years.
We went for some seafood this time.

Was surprised with a cake and then sooo embarrassed because the restaurant actually played a CD with a million different versions of Chinese "Happy Birthday." I think we went through at least 10 versions.

Monday the 15th
Ordered from Bella Bocino's.
Poached pear salad.

Stuffed pizza which was actually my favorite deep dish I've ever had!

Had drinks at the pub downstairs with the same people from dinner the previous night.

Tuesday the 16th
Last meal at Olive Garden before dropping Turtle off at the airport.

The closest I've ever cut it.

Wednesday the 17th
My obsession with Dunkin is resurfacing...

Got the cookie dough donut I pined about last time. But then I saw that there was a brownie batter one too! Argh!

Got bored and tried recreating Hyuna's "Red" makeup look on half of my face...
LOL

Thursday the 18th
Sandy came to visit me for my birthday!
She baked me a delicious cake! The actual cake part is sooo perfect. (≧ڡ≦*) She so talented.

I had been wanting to try Libertad for the longest time and I'm so happy I finally got to go with my ddarling!

I'm so scary...

Blurry complimentary soup.

Chipotle hummus.

Sandy's much better picture of our Asada.
Hooooo my gawdddd this was so good. Probably my favorite steak from a restaurant. So flavorful. Love the sauce and how perfectly crispy and chewy the frites were. *Homer Simpson drool* I want it again!!!

Chuleta which is a pork chop.
This was also really good but I wish this had come out first just because we loved the steak so much.

Went to Java together for the first time in years for drinks.
So cute!

<3 We must see each other more oftennnn T____T


Aaaand ended the night with documenting my hard work lol.

Friday the 19th
I've been telling everyone at work that they need to try the buttermilk chicken sandwich from McDonald's and Jay was finally going to try it! I was there to report live.

Monday the 22nd
Tried the new Quesalupa. I likey.

Tuesday the 23rd
Everyone was wearing grey that day lol.

*From Angelica*

Got my free Chipotle. 
Forgot to take a picture until after I packed up.

Thursday the 25th
Got ready cause I was actually doing something on a day off.

But first,
Living down the block from Dunkin is both a blessing and a curse. Oh, and I got the brownie batter donut! I am really liking the filling donuts...

Went to Chicago Dramatist to watch:
Because...
Ms. Weber is in it!!! Met Miranda who was also a student at Columbia. Ms. Weber is so nice and treated us to pizza. Ah it was so nice! (*’∀’人)♥ It's been too long!

Y'all need to watch this show!! It's soooo good!!! I cried several times. You have until the 13th!

Friday the 26th
I've been itching to go to Lobsterfest and finally went with my mom.
Peach lemonade and virgin pina colada.

They have mussels now!

I should have gotten a garden salad too...

Yee!!

Sunday the 28th
My mom was craving jja jang myun cause she saw it in a show she was watching. I had no qualms cause I wanted it after we watched Violent Prosecutor the night before. Good movie btw!
Normally we'd go to Great Beijing cause Peking Mandarin hadn't tasted good in years, but I guess she had a good feeling so we went back to Peking Mandarin for the first time in many years. I don't know if it was because I felt nostalgic or if it's because I was having a stroke but the food tasted like it used to! I could have cried.

Monday the 29th
Had an audition and class.

Tried Dough Bros for the first time.
 It was pretty good but I think I'd need at least three slices to get full!

Stopped by Glazed and Infused to fill up the remainder of my tummy.
Finally got my hands on a maple bacon bar! It was enjoyable but there's a certain taste that I think all their donuts have that I don't really care for. It's that taste that you also get from those mini donuts you get from vending machines. What is it?? Also got the vanilla bean glaze but that's not really relevant.
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