Happy Things

I’m not going to lie. It’s been messy in my room. Remember when I said I was going to redo my room? I got halfway done, then moved too much stuff in my room before taking apart some things and then I just got lazy and then Hong Kong happened. Whoops. At least I got the bookshelf and desk down … My telly console was delivered to me before I got back from Hong Kong so I’m hoping I can put that together soon so I can get this show on the road. It would be nice to have a clean room.

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After signing my contract, sissy and I hung out. We went grocery shopping then made lunch and I got to play with Bruno. Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese!

Tummy still wasn’t feeling well but it’s slowly getting better.

Then I went to Alyssa’s where I finally met Greg. I’ve always known of him in high school but we all ran in too many different circles. From what I can see, he’s such a nice guy. Even got to see her mum, dad, and sister. Haven’t seen them in five years! Geebus! And Lauren F. was there. We didn’t run in the same circles but because of Alyssa we met towards the end of high school. It was great knowing she’s going to be at the wedding because it’s someone I know. We helped her with decoration ideas and I. Cannot. Wait. for the day. It’s going to be beautiful. Alyssa is very arts and crafts. No pictures though. Can’t let anything slip till the day of!

Simple thinking. I’m blessed to have some people in my life. Even if we don’t communicate 24/7 like others do. It means a lot knowing that they’re there.

This or That?

This post was written at an earlier time because I had food poisoning all day yesterday. So naturally, I had lots of time. Yeah it was a lot of joy. My last week before my big girl job starts and I’m thrown with this. Wonderful!

Hopefully I’m all better because I’ll be signing my contract later today! I’m a bit excited and a bit scared. I am not ready to be at a big girl’s job. I wonder if I can still wear my jeans. I love my jeans. Where do people buy their big girl’s clothes? I can never find anything appropriate.

And I get to see Alyssa afterwards! I’m going to her house to help her with some wedding stuff before the special day this weekend! I’m excited. I haven’t seen her in a year. Yep. It’s so hard getting together because we’re so busy but I’m happy that I get to see her before she’s a Mrs.

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Oh, and my new planner came in last week. You obviously cannot tell by my facial expression but I’m beyond stoked. It’s a weekly planner where one side is the week and the other side is for notes and such. Finally, one that I’ve always dreamed of.

So I saw this on Alex’s blog and I thought it would be pretty fun.

A. Run/workout in the heat and humidity or freezing temps and snow? I like running in the cold. Always have and always will. I like the way it feels sweating in the cold. It feels nice. And your body works harder to keep warm. Win – Win.

B. Have washboard abs or flat abs? Flat abs. Washboard abs always freaked me out. Even on guys. It seems so surreal. And I like the natural look. It’s no wonder my close friends think I like scrawny guys …

C. Dr. Oz or The Doctors? I watch neither. Not gonna lie … I wouldn’t of even known they were shows if it wasn’t for Alex’s answer. haha

D. Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper? Like I’ve stated in the past, I’m not a big fan of Jillian even though her ways do work … so I guess I pick the latter. Bob Harper it is. And he’s kind of cute for his age (46) … scruff does something for me.

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E. Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream? Neither. But if I had to pick, frozen yogurt of course.

F. To train: Upper body or Lower body? Lower body is so much more easier for me. Sadly, I’ve been getting injured in both ankles. But I really need to focus more on my upper body. Note to self: find upper body workouts!

G. Protein powder or food with protein? Food with protein. I’ve never drank protein powder and though I think it’s the easy way, I like to eat my food more than drink it because you get a more sense of fulfillment in your tummy. I might try it in the future, but not anytime soon.

H. Lunges or squats? Squats are easier for me and my knees. And I feel like they work better than lunges but nonetheless I try to incorporate some lunges in there.

I. Sweet or salty? I guess I’d have to go with salty since I’m not a big fan of sweets.

J. Workout attire: cute or comfy? Comfy of course. I do not put on skimpy workout outfits and makeup to workout in hopes that someone will notice me. I will never understand those girls. Plus I workout at home and run around the neighborhood so … I’m pretty sure it’s little kids and old men. I wish I looked this good while working out. Hair in place. Makeup perfect. Pshh … fake.

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K. Body Pump or Heavy lifting? Heavy lifting though I would love to try body pump one day. I’ve heard wonderful things about it.

L. Yoga or Pilates? I learned Pilates in 7th grade because my coach just had a kid and wanted to loose weight. It’s very helpful and I loved it … I should start again. It wasn’t stressful on my joints as other workouts I do. Yoga, I would love to try. I heard it’s good for your back and whatnot. Definitely something I should try. My back is all kinds of messed up!

M. Nike or Adidas? Nike. Adidas always hurt my running feet.

N. Running on the treadmill or outdoors? I love running outdoors. I love smelling the wonderful air and seeing people and cars passing by. The only time I run on the treadmill is if it’s raining hard outside. If it’s drizzling, I’ll still go out. Oh, and if it’s super hot outside.

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O. Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s? I have yet to been to Trader Joe’s. It’s on my to-do list. I’m waiting until they finish building them here in Texas. So I guess Whole Foods will have to do till then when I’m able to compare.

P. Summer or Winter Olympics? I love them both. But if I have to pick one, summer since I can play most of the sports. I would love to know how to do gymnastics. So jealous!

Q. Exercise classes or Exercise videos? I would love, love, loveeeee to do an exercise class but because of my insecurity I’ve always been hesitant so I do exercise videos which does not hold my attention most of the times. At least when I’m in the comfort of my own home, I can look like shit and a total goofball.

R. Steamed veggies or roasted veggies? I love them both. And even if I have to pick one, I would still pick both. I love veggies and no matter how you cook them (as long as it’s not fattening) I would love it!

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

Nicole & Kevin’s Wedding

The wedding was pretty amazing. Here are some pictures
because there’s not much words to describe how happy I am for them.

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The aisle … pretty sunflowers.

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Saying “I Do” … her dress is from the Disney Princess Collection …
Cinderella’s to be exact. Sparkly and gorgeous.

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Candy Bar.

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Wedding Cake.

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Grooms Cake.

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Appetizers. That shot of lobster bisque was cute.

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Feeling a little special.

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Lunch.

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Last Dance.

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Cute little step to the truck.

Everything was really nice and I’m so thankful I got to be a part of it.
Congratulations, Nicole & Kevin. Many happy years ahead and hope that I’ll still be a part of it.

Nicole’s Bachelorette Party

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The end of my passport from my Hong Kong trip.

Hong Kong. Macau. Taiwan.

Mum and I were going to stay for a little over a month to make it more fulfilling but I knew Alyssa was getting married August 4th so we made sure I had a couple days to recover from the trip. Jetlag and whatnot.

But then Nicole got engaged and somehow made the wedding the week before Alyssa’s. Thankfully we hadn’t booked our flight yet. But sadly we had to cut our trip even shorter.

So yeah, I’d like to think I’m a good friend giving up a little bit of my vacation to make it to their special day. And I’m happy I did because I. Cannot. Wait.

They are both going to be so lovely!

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Nicole’s Bachelorette Party was pretty fun. It was great meeting new people though I didn’t really talk to much people. I gained weight eating the pound cake they cut up in little cubes at the sweets bar. I gained a pound for each cube I ate.

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Lingerie. So sexy. Va Va Voom.

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Me and my Chello.

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Asian sandwich with the Bride-to-be! We got bars.

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They be cute and stuff.

Tomorrow’s the big day for Nicole and I cannot wait!

Hopefully I’ll get some pretty pictures to show y’all. Hopefully.

Home Sweet Home

Bad blogger over here.

Did not take ANY pictures on the flights back cuz I was too tired to do anything. Plus, sitting on your ass for a good 15+ hours for one flight is hard enough … oh and not to mention a sweaty guy with big B.O. sitting next to me. Sorry, I don’t want to be mean but sitting next to someone like that for a good 15+ hours is hell.

I did however watch SEVEN movies while in air.

Yep. Seven.

  1. Race to Witch Mountain
  2. This Means War
  3. Welcome to the Riley’s
  4. One Day
  5. I Love Hong Kong 2012
  6. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
  7. Coraline

I loved every single movie I watched. I cried in some of them. Embarrassing right? Crying on the plane … only me.

Whoever invented watching TV/Movies while flying is GENIUS! And the fact that it’s complimentary, you’ll be dumb not watching. Especially now with how plane tickets are CAH-RAZY!

I miss Hong Kong. I miss Macau. I miss Taiwan. And the people in it.

I am already planning on going back soon. Definitely NOT 15 years later like before.

I have 228 blog posts to go through in my Google Reader and as I type, it goes up a little at a time so late comments might occur. Beware.Winking smile

Day 22: Last Day, Sad Day

Not a good day for pictures. I packed my bags and forgot to take my camera with me when I went out the door.

I had Dim Sum for brunch with PoPo and Mum. Then Mum and I went shopping and bought a lot of little things. Last day … had to buy, buy, buy!

After that, all I did was sleep and play on the computer. Very relaxing.

Dinner of Pigeon, intestines, veggies, and homemade soup. Going to miss PoPo’s cooking.

I’m up in the air right now flying high in the sky.

Next time I “talk” to y’all will be when I’m back in the states.

Peace and Love.

Day 21: Samsung Galaxy S3!!

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The aftermath of the storm … not that bad over here but it’s worse other parts of Hong Kong.

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Ate at another Shanghai Restaurant … Shanghai Po Po Restaurant. Not as great as yesterdays but it was okay.

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Saw this view while walking in the mall. More aftermath cleaning up and people shopping and whatnot.

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Got a haircut … finally. This is the best picture I can show you … I didn’t take any except for this one.

I want to come back once a year for a haircut … from this place … by Brenda. YES.

Oh … and did I mention. When they wash your hair, they go through a long process? They put stuff in my hair and rinsed and repeated four times. And they massage your head. I’m not a great fan of it but dude … I almost fell asleep.

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We bought some piggie bread and cakes for Vincent and Alva since they had to go to work.

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Mum and I met Kathy at one of the subway stops. Then we went to Ladies’ Market. A place where people open their own shops on the streets and you can buy things. I went down the whole street but only a few things caught my eye … for other people.

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When we were leaving going to the subway, Mum wanted some fishballs so fishballs we got. And I finally got my STINKY TOFU! Real stinky tofu. Not like the ones in Taiwan where they were not stinky enough. Ah .. heaven.

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Kathy bought me this little beauty … without letting me know! Samsung Galaxy S3. Sahweet! I cannot wait to physically use it. (I have to wait till I’m back in the States …) I’ve been playing with it and I’m already in love. Winking smile

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Dinner was intestines with noodles, veggies, and fried fish skin.

Done deal.

Bags are packed .. hopefully we aren’t overloaded.

Day 20: All We Do Is Eat

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Due to going to bed late, I woke up at a good 1pm. YEP! Waited for Vincent and we didn’t eat till 3pm. Just Mum, Vincent, and I at a Shanghai restaurant and all the foods … we are fatties for sure. So GOOD!

Since there was a thunderstorm warning there wasn’t ANY one at the restaurant except us. And when we went shopping later after eating one of the stores literally said, “Are you done? It’s thunder storming and we want to go home …”

Wonderful. So all I ended up with was ONE Essie nail polish.

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What dinner consisted of. PoPo was sick so she got congee while the rest of us (Mum, Kathy, Vincent, Rachel, and I) gobbled on all the pizza and many chickens.

Somehow we ended up with a good 14 pieces of fried chicken …. holy mackerel. We obviously didn’t finish it all …

The dang storm won’t let up. It is bipolar. It’ll rain then stop then rain then stop and on and on … Sad smile

Fingers crossed tomorrow will be better!

Day 19: Food Galore

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Dim Sum with Mum, PoPo, Kathy, Vincent, and Rachel. YUM!

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Still no Victoria Peak … it started to rain when we got into a bus sans PoPo and we went to some kind of village place instead. It’s by the Ocean Theme Park! Look at the mountains!

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We bought some snacks …. and this is the BEST out of all of them! Smile Smile

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We shopped a bit then walked around the ocean.

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Funny car license …

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We then went to ALL YOU CAN EAT Japanese food! … Bad service. I think their place is called Kushi … Horrible horrible people. But the food isn’t bad. I’d only go if I wanted good food but not if I was very hungry.

Lately all we’ve done is eat … I feel like I’m stuffed to the brim … but so worth it. Smile

It’s thunder storming over here … so we haven’t done anything at all. This makes for a sad Melissa. Only 3-4 more days here … and it’s spent indoors. SHUCKS!

Day 18: Thunderstorm Warning

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Since I heard the news of sissy’s engagement I was too excited to fall back to sleep so I went to Kathy and Mum. Breakfast is served. The little doggies taste way different. Less sodium or something I guess.

Then we bought some cakes for PoPo.

Went home and relaxed a little bit then shopped a little more.

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Had lunch … soooo good. This sausage was a jumbo and taste so much better!

We had plans to go somewhere but … thunderstorm warning made us stay in instead. Mum and I packed our luggage to see how much we can fit and all that jazz. Overload. We will figure it out later.

Then dinner was served. Obviously we didn’t do much today.

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So good. My favorite is the first two eats. I want to have it again before I leave but I highly doubt it.

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Since we didn’t do much tonight and we had to cancel our plans, Kathy decided to buy tickets to watch the 12:30am showing of The Dark Knight Returns.

Oh hello, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Winking smile 

Their popcorn is different here … it’s CARAMEL popcorn. HOLY MOLY! Too sweet but so crunchy good!

We didn’t get out of the theater till around 3am! But it was so worth it. Love when sexy men are trying to save the world …