Over three years

I just realized that this blog has just turned three years old a month and four days ago! :O I've been blogging for quite long now! It's probably the longest I've committed to something cause I quit everything I start ha ha ha ha!
If you are one of my original readers from way back, you would have seen this ring:
Super awesome, no? I'm so sad that I lost it that day I went to Mitsuwa and jja jang myun with Eva, April, and Sandy. I took it off to wash my hands in Mitsuwa's bathroom and forgot it there. Guess that's what I get for not wearing a ring in a really long time. But I was even more upset cause I watched The Dark Knight Rises with April that night too after work! Especially because it was fucking amazing and awesome!!! Batman is my favorite super hero and this movie has stolen my heart and placed itself first in my favorite super hero movies list! And I have to say, I was drooling over Anne Hathaway more than Christian Bale! XD
I totally forgot to blog about this cause the pictures weren't on my phone. I forgot mine so I instagrammed on April's phone.  
Bought tickets and then killed time at Chill for like 40 minutes. Sekret midnight date woo!  
Lulz I didn't even know she took this until I went back home and looked at instagram!
I'm waiting for Sandy to pick a day to see it so I can go with her and see it again!! Too good! I would gladly pay again!

Wednesday the 25th
The real last day of Japanese class. We went to the family restaurant of one of my classmate's. 
The sweetest horchata I've ever had. Home made too! <3

I love unlimited chips, salsa, and guac.

Some appetizer

My fish and steak tacos.

Dessert at Margie's across the street. Sensei, Juan, HwaYoung unni, and Bjon. Hee my sensei is so cute. Iris and Nick are standing on the other side. My phone died so I had Jalen send me this picture.
It was alright. I never got along with anyone (not in a bad way, I just never talked to anyone) so I was silent the entire dinner.

Thursday the 26th
Had an interview with the director of an film team for a chance of being cast in their short they were entering in the 48 hour film festival.
Unhappy cause I flubbed my interview. I suck at interviews. I always get jumbled and don't answer the question!I will never get a job T__T

I spent over 2 hours resewing these onto the vest. They were sewn on so loosely that I was so scared of them falling off the day I wore it! I still have to do the other sleeve.... But it was really nice and relaxing to do while blasting music. It makes me want to attempt knitting again ha ha ha ha!

Friday the 27th
Headed downtown with Sandy and Cassie to for our peace concert! :X I messed up so many times!
Cassie was playing "birthday" with this little girl who came on the train. Then they started telling each other knock knock jokes that made absolutely no sense and cackled over them. It was so cute!

Stopped by Jewels to get some things to fill our hungry stomachs!

Rehearsed once and then got ready
Sandy being a mum and doing everything for everyone.

Keigo feeling like a martial arts man

*taken from Rachel's facebook*

I wanted a polaroid of everyone after and Tako failed and covered the flash D:
Jinny and Rachel changed cause they danced too. That's why they're not in Sandy's:
Blurry but better than mine!

Had Keigo take this one lulz

Saturday the 28th
Got cast for a tiny role in that short I interviewed for. They were shooting allllll the way in Elgin so I had to take the metra. 
Getting barer and barer as I head north.

Empty station that only has a few benches and windows. That's all it is!

Finally in Elgin >_>

The other cast members

My "tattoo"

I got cast as an android/human thing again ha ha ha
I got airbrushed all over. 
My face is too fat for this kind of pulled back hair! 
Am I creeping you out yet? Apparently April got a nightmare after seeing this ha ha ha
Compare to the first time I was an android thing XD

It was a really bad day. I was sooooo pissed by the end of everything. Everyone was really pleasant but I got really annoyed with the director. I understand that in this field of work, waiting is most of it BUT, this day was frikkin ridiculous! I'm a pretty patient person and I don't mind waiting. I don't mind if someone wastes my time, but if someone wastes my entire fucking day, yeah I'm going to a little more than unhappy. 
I understand that they had really little time to plan and schedule things out and I understand that I was let known that we were likely going to finish at 10 something, in time for the last metra train (which didn't happen), but is making me wait over 12 hours to film my three seconds on screen make sense?
I got the email at 12 something AM the night before saying that I was cast and that my call time was 10AM. Then they sent the script around 3-5AM. I got up after an hour of sleep at 6:30 to read it and then get ready to leave for the station cause Elgin is really frikkin far away from where I live and the metra has set train times. I saw that I only had one line and would only be on screen for like three seconds so I was hoping that I would be able to leave early and make the Wicker Park Festival like I was originally supposed to do before interviewing for it. I got there on time and waited around while they were setting up and filming some scenes while still building one of the props that was needed for the scene I was in. I was fine with waiting the few hours. Then two male cast members who either just came late or had a later call time came, waited a bit, and filmed their scenes and left. This was like, four hours in. Fine whatever. But then it got really fucking ridiculous later when they filming my scene but my part last! I had the least screen time out of everyone and they filmed me last. After the last train time. Even though the director was reminded what time it was. He didn't care. He just said "I know" and continued filming every other shot but mine. Like wtf. The very least he could have done was give me a much later call time. UGH!!! I can't even type everything out cause there was so much that was wrong with the things that were going on and I don't want to put myself in a bad mood again. But I will say that even the students at my school aren't even that bad! I almost got stranded too if it weren't for the nice people in the crew and Tina who picked me up part of the way T___T I just silently seethed in anger the whole day -___- I swear I am not a diva and I rarely ever get angry but it was just too much.  Am I wrong here?? It was the worst filming experience ever. Will never work with him again!

*stolen from Eva's instagram*
Thankfully the night ended on a good note with bubble tea and venting in the car. Oy vey

Went to the sauna for a little rinse and getting our backs whirlpooled away and then went on the hunt for ilotes with Tina!
We stopped by McDonalds cause I hadn't eaten anything yet and I wanted something in my stomach before having the snack. I noticed that they now offer:
Dipped cone!

Smores pie! So of course I got!

Finally found a stand!
*taken by the stall owner's cute little daughter*
It's not a complete summer without having eaten one of these!



This summer is the best summer I've ever had! I'm actually doing things once in a while instead of staying home all the time! There's also a good balance of easy going things and then bigger things that take more energy so I'm very happy :3 This week has been an easy going one! Building up energy for a busier weekend that I'm excited for! :D

Sunday the 15th
Practice for the performance this Friday OTL

Wednesday the 18th
Before class, Eva and I went to the DMV to get our:
I was so nervous about failing cause I knew absolutely nothing about the road or driving so I went through the manual the night before XD I'm sooo late to this cause I never took it in high school and just never learned. Now I can finally take driving lessons! I'm excited like a fifteen year old hee hee hee~

My treat to myself for getting it. I tried the parfait from Starbucks for the first time. It sucked. McDonald's mini parfait is way better! But the cute little apple pie was quite alright! I don't even like apple pie but it was just so cute with the star cut out so I got it XD

Went to class a little after.
My favorite part of class is getting fed! My sensei is good at cooking!

Friday the 20th
Finally met up with April, Eva, and Sandy for our jja jang myun lunch that we talked about getting since like...March? -_-
I took the headband off before leaving cause the spikes are a little too big. I had to buy it though cause it's so fun! I wish I went to parties and stuff so I can actually wear it out XD

The beading detail on my denim vest. I'm so sad that I got sauce on it! It was the first time wore it too >[

Went all the way to Arlington Heights for some decent jja jang myun
The inside was really nice!

Salad wasn't very good though

This is the first time I've seen a place give two big spoons for you to mix with. I was taking a picture of my food and was about to start mixing after the other three started eating, but the waitress came and started mixing it for me! She thought Sandy and I were Japanese and that I didn't know how to do it ha ha ha!

Kung Pao shrimp

Made a stop at Mitsuwa since it's close.
They got ice cream drinks. I'm strangely not a big ice cream person so I didn't get one. I got a magazine instead. I love collecting magazines!

I noticed that day that they sell dollywink and other famous makeup brands! I dunno if they just started or what but I never saw them until that day! I'm so happy that we randomly decided to walk through that isle. No more having to get some of these things online! But still expensive >.< Ima go there way more often now :D

We dragged April to karaoke after
We haven't gone is soooo long!

Always our finale song!
And then off to work!

Random Circle Lens Review!
Haven't gotten any new lenses in a long time!
BT02 Grey?:
Color: 6.5/10 It's a dark grey that isn't vibrant. Darker than the Angel greys I think. It's gives a shine that helps tell that your eyes aren't just a brown or black (if you have dark eyes) but not enough to be identified as a grey right away. It's not the nicest shade of grey though. It's kinda boring?
Design: 7/10 I'm not sure if these are the right lenses because the limbal ring looks thicker and more obvious than in pictures I've found online. I feel like it's a little awkward thickness. The spikey design blends in better than just a round opening but there isn't a blending color.
Enlargement: 12/10 I don't know if G&G made a second bt02 series like a lot of other brands did to their older designs or if I was sent the wrong lenses. These are way bigger than the bt02 violets I had a long time ago. These and the brown ones are 14.5 in diameter while the violets were 14.0. It says on the site that it's supposed to be 14.0 but the label on the vial it was 14.5. Confused.
Comfort: So I can't give a rating cause this was the free pair I got . The site was having a "buy 2 get 1 free" sale. The second pair I wanted was out of stock so I ended up only buying one pair but they gave me a free one anyways. I was surprised and thought it was so nice but then I realized the lenses expired in three weeks! So that was why ha ha ha! I don't wear circle lenses the whole year. I throw them out at about 7 months because the closer they get to the date, the more easily they become uncomfortable and dry for me. These were so close to their date and to no surprise they were soooo uncomfortable after five minutes. I had to throw them out after taking the pictures. The brown pair. however are fine.
Before I get asked where I get my lenses for the 20th time, you can get all kinds here: PinkyParadise

Saturday the 21st
Ha ha ha Nick just curling up on the chair

Sandy and I squeezed in Nick's van. There wasn't enough room so I just sat on the floor XD

On the way to work after I saw this awesome car!
From the angle it looks like "Jin's Pig!" It has piggy ears and a coily tail too! I want it!

Sunday the 22nd
Our last practice! D:
More awkward than usual ^_^; I had to rush more than usual

We got to the culture center two hours early cause we thought there was a planning meeting.
Sandy found her Subway from the day before that she forgot in the room and I ate it.

Nick always brings Japanese candy for us.
The colors are so pretty!

Got back in our 'burbs and got picked up from the train station by my mum to go eat pho!
My mum loves these diy wraps!

This place sometimes gives really cheap noodles that break like 5 minutes into your meal. I don't mind though cause their broth is my favorite and they give a lot of meat XD

My mum got a hair cut cause her hair was so damaged from all the dying and perming she does! It's been a really long time since she's had this style hair! I like it all clean lookin.

A really really long time ago before Far East Movement got really famous, they came to Chicago and performed at Kollaboration. I got their shirt signed by them but I've worn it and washed it so much that the signatures are almost gone! I took a picture so I could remember it with the signatures before they completely disappear. :(