DRAWING THE MAPS TO MY SOUL

2014-12-30

December

Hello~
I was really feeling my eyebrows and nails that night.

This was my December:
Thursday the 4th
Rushed to Game Stop before going to Royal Buffet with James for my early Christmas present from my dad.
I still haven't finished it. I'm not as obsessed as I was with Pokemon X. I think it's cause it hasn't been that long since I finished that one.

James took me to Royal to cheer me up.
Forgot to take pictures of the rest of what I got.

Saturday the 6th
Took dinner home from work.
 Yum~~ I really like the soft shell crab roll. So much avocado and stuff!

Tuesday the 9th
Hoanh Long with mom cause she felt like it.
Papaya salad with beef. The beef was so yummy! I love the marinate.

We never had their fried rice. Really glad that we finally did cause it's really good!

I tried a new noodle dish. Regretted it. (︶︹︺)

Tuesday the 16th
Date with Yuvin!
Hat strategically placed to cover pimple.

We both tried Umami Burger for the first time.
 Potatoes with their really good garlic aoli.

"Look happy with your burger!"


After food, I continued to follow Yuvin around town looking for Christmas presents for his family.
 Waiting for his sister's gifts to get wrapped. They were wrapped really nicely!
 Crammed with such interesting stuff.

Tuesday the 23rd
Was on my way to get a haircut when I saw:
 Didn't know the swift also partook in the holiday train! Struggled so hard to take a horrible picture.

My hair has been coming out in chunks so I sadly got five inches cut off.
 It's very blunt and kinda weird looking, but at least it's helped the fallout a little bit?

Wednesday the 24th
Spent Christmas Eve at work.
 Manager gave me a treat her daughter made.
Hahaha its face changes every time you take a bite.

Sunday the 28th
Woke up the earliest since finishing school for dim yum at Phoenix! (See what I did there?)
Beautiful fresh egg tart. ...And hair strand that I never noticed until Tina pointed it out.. -_-

 Round...I don't even know.

Missing Susan cause she had to go to a meeting.
 Hadn't seen Andrea in like.. YEARS!

Joy Yee's.

Stopped by home real quick before heading to work after.
Really wasn't feeling like it.

Mm~~ Home sweet home.

Monday the 29th
Reunited with Kyle again for a very chill and funny time!
 The tacos I grub hubbed.

I think my hand looks nice here.
I work till 12 AM tomorrow so bye bye until next year!

2014-12-19

Looking back at November

I meant to write this post before Novemeber ended, but I've just been too sad to write anything. I woke up at six PM today, so as a way to feel like I got something done, and try to cheer myself up, I'm finally writing this post that has been sitting in my drafts for over a month now.
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November: Friday the 7th
Probably the most exciting thing I got in the mail since their last album.
 So beautiful!!! They never disappoint!

 Saturday the 8th
Went to Gogi Nara with dad after being severely disappointed the last time I was there because Jo Sun Ok had a wait.
 It was much better this time, thank goodness. Also found out the owner knew my parents.

Sunday the 9th
 Dinner at work

Rushed over to IHOP after to satisfy my cravings with DLee.

 Monday the 10th
A special day because it is the day of Sandy's birth!! Unfortunately we were far apart for this day.

Met up with DLee again because he treated me to a movie and snacks with the gift card he got!
We watched:
It was sooo good! I really want to steal all of Honey Lemon's outfits. I cried a lot more than I probably had reason to. I even cried during the opening animation! T^T

 Took full advantage of the gift card with my loaded nachos.

Thursday the 13th
I had been frantically going through Craigslist daily, looking for people selling their tickets to the FKA Twigs concert, and just when I was about to give up (people were asking $70 for one ticket!), I finally found a reasonable seller! Yay!
Boots opened.
 This picture looks like a stock image of a band ha ha ha. They were pretty good though.

And finally, the angel herself:
 I could not get a good picture of her for my life, but I can attest to the fact that she is even more enchanting and beautiful in person. I may or may not have teared up...

If you haven't already, please give her a listen:
Bonus:

I was too hyped up to just go home so I convinced James and DLee to grab late night grub with me. We went to Dancen and demolished all the dishes we ordered. We even went to Dunkin Robins and got a pint of rocky road. We finished that too. It was a very good night. 

Friday the 14th
Woke up early despite my late night to drive down to Champaign to see Sandy!
It was a very pleasant drive. The sky was very pretty and I was armed with Epik High and Azealia Bank's albums.

I arrived at her and Akira's apartment just as they did. I was supposed to take Sandy out to dinner for a late birthday celebration but she didn't feel like leaving home anymore. So we stayed in and Akira got right to cookin'.

I finally met Sora.

Pretty girl!

Kept trying to take a picture with her but she wouldn't stay still ahaha


Sandy tried to help and I still failed.

My first time having fried oysters. I don't like oysters in the raw, but these were very yum!

Very fresh and very good don kat su! Mmm~~

After dinner, we continued to eat while watching the Legend of Korra and other cartoons.
Not only do they have a deep fryer, they have an ice shaver too.

The lighting in their apartment is really nice so I kept taking selfies LMAO

Final course of the night:
As if we needed to eat more ahahaha

My ddarling is now 23!
Hahaha I didn't notice until too late that my teeth were out.

It was a very chill and blissful night.

Saturday the 15th
So relaxed while Akira did everything.

Couldn't take Sandy out for dinner, but I could take her out to lunch!

Glowing Sandy and the fruitiest salad I've ever seen.

This pizza was awesome.

Sadly had to drive straight to work after our short lunch. I went down there for Sandy's birthday, but quite honestly, Sandy and Akira had waited on me the entire time! Thank you, you two. I am not worthy! T___T

Monday the 17th
My (now former) bosses took the four other servers and I out to dinner at Jo Sun Ok and then drinks at Starbucks! They're so dang generous. They even gave us $20 each for whatever we were going to do after. They're the kindest people I've ever worked for. I wish I had taken a picture together, but I felt too awkward.
 We all went over to Iggy's to play games.
Chris played Go Stop with me while Sung, Jason, and Iggy continued playing poker. 

We switched over to Monopoly.
I lost every freaking game lmao.

Tuesday the 18th
Met up with Yuvin! It was very cold and we didn't have any ideas of where to eat, so we just went to Flo and Santo's again.
I only remembered to take pictures of our fries.

We continued to catch up over a couple drinks at the Wabash Tap before heading home.

Might have broken a rule..

Thursday the 20th
Went to Profiles Theater for the first time with Eva to watch The Cryptogram by David Mamet.
Eva and I didn't really enjoy it. Should have watched Hellcab instead...>.<

I hate where I live now because the entire apartment is really cold and I have to sleep with a halogen lamp on.
It's so bright!

Friday the 21st
Tried Shake Shack for the first time.
It was okay. It reminded me of In N Out. Five Guys ftw!!

Saturday the 22nd
Chicago Food Film Fest with Tina!

I feel like last year was a bit better but here were my winners:
This sandwich was my favorite.

Torta was pretty good too but it was so cold.

Very nice lamb stew and bread with pea spread.

The famous Brooklyn beef ribs. The man brought his smoker all the way here!

And there he is.

The cutest little tart. It didn't taste as good as it looked.

Last picture before leaving. I like that you can see our shadows ha ha ha

Sunday the 23rd
Another good dinner at work.

Thanksgiving 2014
Tried Ruby Tuesday's for the first time with dad because they were one of the few restaurants that opened that day.

Saturday the 29th
Went to BDG with James and his friends.
I hadn't eaten yet so I tried the don kat su burger James so strongly recommended.  It was good.

Hahaha everyone went outside for a smoke or something.
I drank way more than I planned too ~_~

After an uncomfortable karaoke session, we finally headed home. James and I talked for a while and we eventually relocated to McDonald's.
A very tired James and his breakfast. Lmao

These past three? months have been pretty hard for me. The beginning of this month was especially shitty. But I'm so thankful for my friends and parents for putting up with me and allowing me to have these nice moments.
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