DRAWING THE MAPS TO MY SOUL

2014-10-09

Back to the usual

late postings.

September: Sunday the 14th
 I got a kiss mark bruise above my knee.

Went all the way to Tinley Park to work on that project with these cool folks: Michael, Elly, and Connor.

Thursday the 18th
Mom and I tried out the new Korean restaurant people had been saying good thing about.
It was alright.

Cocomero also just opened right by where I live so I insisted we go.
 My mom went ham her first time at a froyo place.

My midnight bag of air and some chips.

Friday the 19th
I woke up with stomach pain which gradually became the worst stomach pain I've ever felt throughout the day. Eventually, I was exploding from my ass and mouth simultaneously while also sweating up a storm and shivering at the same time. I wanted to die. I got paranoid that it might have been the stomach flu or appendicitis so I had my mom take me to the hospital.
It was basically just the worst case of food poisoning I've ever had. The pain started to fade when I finally got a room. Didn't I feel stupid. And then I felt stupider when I found out my insurance wasn't going to cover the visit. I wouldn't have gone at all if I knew! D:
I got an IV for the first time, so that was cool at least?....

Sunday the 21st 
Connor and Hanah came all the way to Skokie so we could go to the forest-y area of where my dad lives to work on more project stuff.
 This deer family hung out with us.

Snacks at Backyard Grill after.
My mozza sticks.

Saturday the 25th
Finally had dinner with Yuvin to belatedly celebrate his birthday.
We met at a new Italian restaurant called Sofi Restaurant.
The tuna carpaccio that my uncultured ass didn't know was raw. At least Yuvin enjoyed it. 

A suave Yuvin with his lamb chops and spinach.

 My lobster ravioli. 
I'm starting to think my taste buds don't really get along with authentic Italian tastes. Yuvin really liked all the food but I was slightly disappointed. Sad.

My favorite part of the meal
 Really great vanilla ice cream and such fresh, sweet berries! Mmm~

I totally forgot to take a polaroid in the restaurant but luckily, one of Yuvin's friends was walking by, and took one for me in front of the train station Yuvin walked me to.
 Yuvin's jawline dough.

Monday, the 29th
Had an audition for the first time in a while. They asked me to dress hipster trendy and I had no idea what that meant.
I went with this outfit in the end. I had to take the tights and boots off cause it was like 89 freaking degrees.

Was hungry so picked up some food at a place called Feed that was a couple blocks away.
 Super cute soul food place.

Ate on a park bench cause it was such a beautiful day!...That I had to spend at work after...
 I didn't really like the taste of the gravy and the mac. I do wanna try the chicken next time though.

October: Friday the 3rd
Project stuff in Paletine this time.
How cool is it that you can see the silhouette of downtown from Paletine?!

Waiting for the train Aleks, Conner, and Starbucks after. Salted caramel hot chocolate is back~~~

Got sushi from the new place that also opened right by where I live. New businesses are always popping up in that particular area. To my surprise, Sandy's dad was the sushi chef there!
Dat glistening sauce.

Saturday the 4th
Had project stuff again from 5 in the morning. 
Chinese break!
 They had no idea ahahaha

We were all so exhausted we even napped in my car right in front of the restaurant! Ha ha ha!

Monday the 6th
The moon was so big and visible even though it was still so light out!
 Okay, it was way more impressive in person.
Finally tried Kaufman's after living right by it and taking the yellow line for so many years.
Will definitely stop by often for their baked good and sandwiches!

Wednesday the 8th
I had been craving Jurang foods again so David, James, and their friends Mina and Jean, and I went to have dinner.
The usual starters.

 We got the same things as last time with the exception of some wings.
So spicy and good!

 We did the whole Jurang course with food, alcohol, karaoke, and pool. We also got ice cream for dessert. It was fun.

Earlier
Mom had been craving pho for a couple days so we went. 
I got pork chops cause I had been there the day before yesterday with my dad. First world child of divorce problems.

2014-09-21

Sheldon

How adorable can you be?!

Mr. Patinkin,
I'm so sorry I hit you with the heavy theatre building door when I was a freshman. I wish that wasn't our first encounter ever, but at least it's a memorable one?
I'm so sorry I didn't do my absolute best in the two chances I had to be in your class. You were someone I never wanted to disappoint, and I was afraid my best wouldn't be as good as you expected it to be.
I'm so sorry I didn't visit you with cookies like I said would. I really wanted to just listen to you talk about yourself again.  
It was my dream to work with you in the real world, but I will cherish the time I did get to spend with you in class. It was also my dream to make enough money to fly you and your helper out to London and watch a show with you. 
In the short time I got to know you, I really grew to adore you. A lot. You were like an uncle I only got to see on Christmas. If Christmas was every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30PM.
It's so strange that I feel so much pain even though I knew you so little. But that's how amazing you were. You had such a positive impact on everyone who got to meet you. You were so so loving and encouraging. It meant so much to me when I was having an especially tough time with my morale and confidence in my abilities as an actor. When you told me I did a good job, I was so happy and proud. Thank you so much for believing in me and challenging me. 
In the back of my head, I felt like this would happen soon, but I didn't expect it to happen today. I wish I got to communicate with you in some way before you left. I wish I got to tell you that I love you more time. I'm so sad that I won't be able to see you anymore. Or get hugs and kisses from you. They were the warmest. 
I love you Mr. Patinkin. I will never forget you. 

2014-09-20

Potato party

I've been feeling pretty blue the last few months, especially this month, so I''ve been watching stuff non stop. 
I've even started watching Korean dramas again! I finished all fifty two episodes of Hello, Franceska in record time. 
Pretty cute. I cried a few more times than I expected.

I also finished All In. It was so good and then the end was the most anticlimactic thing ever.  
Song Hye Kyo is seriously the most perfect looking woman ever. How is it fair to be born absolutely flawless?!

Monday the 1st
Been seeing a lot of pictures of the sky on facebook and instagram. Totally get why. The best part of summer ending is how beautiful the skies are.
They looked like paintings on the way to the gym.

Dat glow. The actual sun set must have been amazing.

Thursday the 4th
I got bacon in the mail that morning.

Apparently, it was a good day to look twelve.

Had some stuff to do in the city.
I love how you can see the skyline from so many different parts of Chicago.

Friday the 5th
Met with Aleks for the first time for some cast bonding over Mediterranean.
 Sho kayoot.

A PSA brought to you by yours truly.
 This cereal is yummy. The chocolate chunks are whatever but the chocolate corn flakes are goooood.

Sunday the 7th
Left the house for a little bit to catch the closing performance of Delirium that some former school mates were in.
 There were some strong performances, some weak ones, and overall poor writing. There were a few times where I had to roll my eyes from the glaring lack of research or gratuitous moments. It was also three hours long. Unless it's a classic play or Tolkien, I don't think any show should be three hours. I was so thankful the main character was the strongest actor.

Friday the 12th
Met up with Aleks again for more bonding. We're supposed to be best friends in the project we're working on. Oh yeah, method acting. :P
Hadn't had Pauly's Pizza in a few years.

I got home and discovered the fun of FaceQ.
Me before and after makeup. I think it's pretty accurate.

Then I made my mom.


And then Sandy.

Saturday the 13th
I woke up the earliest I've ever woken up since being in school months ago because it was Riot Fest day!
But first, breakfast! 
Ahahaha Kevin. And Zach. And my mimosa.

We had so much potatoes.
Probably the best tots I've ever had. I really liked their seasoning. I can't stand unseasoned potatoes.

First time trying poutine. 


 My benedict. I wanted fruit but they were out. So I got more potatoes.

Eva's omelette.

Zach and Kevin's food.

Jelly's french toast.

 A surprised looking Juan, Tina, and their food.

Luckily, Jelly and Juan live a fifteen minute walk away from Humboldt Park, so we could leave the cars in front of her apartment.
Pretty flowers in front of her apartment that match her car.

LMAO. Kevin made fun of me taking a picture of the flowers and I got the ugliest picture of him.

Cool kids walking all cool-ly in front. 
Doesn't Tina's hair look like an expensive ombre job?!

It was my first time at Humboldt Park, and wow, it's huge. 
Caught the last few songs from Tokyo Police Club.


We found Luke and a couple of Jelly's friends. Only one of them got in the picture. Woops.
LULZ I look like that thing from creepy pasta.

City and Colour.
I was so tired that I was falling asleep standing up to their super chill music.


Die Antwoord!
It was my third time seeing them and they weren't as energetic as they usually were. Still fun though.

First time seeing/hearing Say Anything.
They were really fun. Very Californian.


Wu Tang!

Waiting for The Flaming Lips for like forty five minutes.

Got bored so I made Eva and Tina too.


The sky turned pretty while waiting.

Finally!
It was the most epic opening. I love confetti showers. People were going crazy! And then the power cut out.... The crew fixed things pretty fast, and we got to have a second shower of confetti! So magical!


Wayne Coyne came out in one of those human balloon balls and rolled onto the crowd. So clever!
I was so close to getting a touch, and then in the last second, I got pushed away. Lulz I really thought I was gonna get it too. 
Good message to leave with.

They came back to do a couple more songs because one of the headliners were late. Better for me!
Their cover of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was pretty darn awesome.

Beautiful song. One of their more popular ones. One of my favorites.


For when yer feeling down.


Another chill fave.

I had a great time bobbing around to them. They're like a happy virus. I even teared up.
Is it a little bit too obvious who my favorite of the night was?

Eva and I watched the National instead of Taking Back Sunday to end the night.
My horrible picture of them.
I think they should have switched times with The Flaming Lips cause their style is more sad but they're more well known so.


We had tacos at the place we went to last time and I introduced Eva to the magic of 7 Eleven's hot chocolate before going home.
It was an exhausting but good day!
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