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I’m currently in San Antonio. Sucks since a lot of people are off on their summer vacation. But all is good. I only want to hang out with some of them anyway … just kidding.

Hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll try my hardest to get on but you know how it is.

Saw this on Hollie’s blog a long while back and since I haven’t done much of a know me type deal, here I go.

Age: recently turned 24! One of the best birthday ever! Thank you to everyone that spent it with me!

Bed Size: Sissy finally gave me her bed … hello Full size. Diagonal sleeping. 🙂

Chore You Hate: I don’t like chores. I weirdly rather clean other people’s shiet then my own.

Dogs? My parents have Rocky. Sissy and BIL have Bruno. Brother and Tammy have Krypto and Pluto. I have none. One day though!

Essential Start Your Day Item: Glasses. I’m blind as a bat.

Favorite Color: I don’t have one. I love all colors equally?

Gold or Silver? Jewelry wise … silver.

Height: 5’7.

Instruments You Play: Violin. Guitar … ish. Just certain songs.

Job: For an oil company.

Kids: I have none. But I’m ready for my siblings to start. *winkSISSYwink*

Live: Houston. But currently in San Antonio. 

Mom’s Name:  Joyce.

Nicknames: Cripple.

Overnight Hospital Stays? Never. And hopefully it stays that way.

Pet Peeve: People saying they’ll do something … but end up not.

Quote from a Movie: “To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.” – Training Day

Right or Left Handed? Right. But I can be ambidextrous if needed. 

Siblings: 1 sissy. 1 brother.

Time You Wake Up? 5:15 at the latest for work.

Underwear:  I don’t wear underwear. JK. That’s gross. Yes I like underwear. 

Vegetable You Dislike: Bitter melon and celery.

What Makes You Run Late: Netflixing. The dog whenever I have to take care of one. Internet stuff.

X-Rays You’ve Had Done: Teeth-ers. And all my injuries got a shot at it too.

Yummy Food You Make: I guess baking is my thing?

Zoo Animal: Monkeys!

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Thanks A Lot

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Pretty sure y’all have been seeing this around the social media like every April 25th of the year. One of the best movies eva so I don’t mind.

I had a light jacket ready … but no takers. Shucks. Next year.

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It’s been a tiring week. *sigh* I was so tired I actually scratched my cornea taking out my contacts. Oy vey.

It’s that time of the week!

Thankful for my roots. It’s just that simple. I love being able to speak another language. That also means I have more shows to watch which is the real reason. Win.

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Thankful for Facebook. As creepy as Facebook is getting, I’m able to connect with my families in other parts of the world. With some there’s a language barrier (I can’t read/write Chinese except for easy words and they with English) but photos and Google Translate helps.

Thankful for getting every other Friday off. Having that time at the coffee shop lately … so peaceful. But even if I don’t go, it’s just peaceful knowing I don’t have to worry about work which has been stressful because of a certain B.A.B. (Big Ass Bitch).

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Thankful for my sissy … because I get to have Bruno for a week next week. Yay for her having to go somewhere for a wedding! PS. Too excited for her own wedding festivities.

Thankful for my friends. Seriously knowing some of them would go out of their way to help me with something or just letting me know they’re thinking about me. Simple. Super thankful.

What are you thankful for?

[2013] 011/365: And Liebster Award Goes To …

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A few months ago, I took Mum to Whole Foods so she can see why I love quinoa so much. She got hooked and made her first batch today! Ah happy day. It was delicious. I was asked a few days ago what quinoa tastes like … but I have no clue how to describe it. Anyone have a proper description of the taste?

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I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by a gorgeous girl who’s a Texan like me! Everyone meet Blake from Steady Three Sixty and send her some love! If I get nominated every time, best bet I’ll do them all the best I can. These are so fun to me!! Thanks, Blake!

RULES:
1. Link back to the person who nominated you
2. Write 11 facts about yourself once nominated
3. Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
4. Come up with 11 question for the 11 people you nominate

11 FACTS ABOUT MOI

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  1. One of the best things ever created: sporks. I want a real stainless steal one that works REALLY well. I would use it ALL THE TIME. Remember Wall-E trying to figure out where to put his spork? Teehee so cute!
  2. I’ve been told I’m “too nice”. I like to believe everyone’s good and they don’t have some kind of ulterior motive. Sometimes that backfires. If you’re honest and loyal to me, I will be one of the bestest friends you’ll ever have. (Not to toot my own horn or anything.)
  3. Speaking of loyalty and honesty, I have trust issues. I’m very cautious in opening up. And once you break that trust, adios.
  4. I’ve only truly liked three wines and I don’t know the name to any of them. Therefore, I’m still on the hunt for my favorite wine.
  5. If someone’s talking and it’s a few words put together that reminds me of a song, I start singing or humming it.
  6. I’ve been told I’m picky with guys and that’s why I’m single. I’d like to believe that’s false. No one likes a fat girl.
  7. My all time favorite song is Scars by Papa Roach. I can relate to that song since it’s been out.
  8. One of my favorite pastimes is watching Chinese Drama. They’re sometimes cheesy and have bad actors but I love them. Keeps me in touch with where I came from.
  9. I dislike feet. Keep them to yourself.
  10. I wish I was a real singer/songwriter. I don’t care if I was sell-out-a-stadium famous. I’d just want to do it for the fun of it and meet amazing people along the way.
  11. I sleep with 7 pillows and three blankets. I don’t sleep ON all 7 pillows and definitely don’t cover myself with 3 blankets. I just like to be cradled by softness.

QUESTIONS FROM BLAKE

  1. Do you have tattoos? If so, what is your latest one? If not, would you ever get one? What would it be? I don’t have a tattoo, but it’ll be cool to get a sibling tattoo. Not sure what it’ll be though. If one for just myself, possibly a bow tattoo. I love bows. They’re so cute!
  2. Would you rather cut your hair to the tops of your ears or not shave your legs for six months? Not shave my legs. My leg hairs don’t grow out that fast. Plus, I can just wear pants/jeans! If I cut my hair that short, I’d look like a fat boy.
  3. What is your favorite month of the year? I’ve never really thought about it. I guess I’d say May since it’s my birthday month … and if I was still in college, it means summer break.
  4. If you could only drink water and one other liquid for the rest of your life, what other drink would you choose? Tea. Tea. Tea. Hot tea to be exact.
  5. What is one of your goals you hope to achieve by 2014? Pay off more than half my loans! Lose a few billion pounds. Check out my 2013 resolutions.
  6. What is a TV show that your parents didn’t let you watch when you were little, but you watched it anyway behind their backs? Tom & Jerry. Mum said it was to violent … which it kind of is if you think about it. It worked wonderfully … Brother and I would turn the sound off (since they never talk anyway).
  7. What does your dream house look like? I don’t really have a dream house. I think it’s because I’m not ready to settle down – no boyfriend or anything. Maybe a townhouse/apartment for now. But I would love to decorate it all pretty. Pinterest has been helping me out with that.
  8. If someone paid you ten dollars every day you left the house without any makeup on, how many days would you go out without makeup? I can go forever without makeup. I love makeup. I collect ‘em. But I’ll be fine never having to wear it. So I guess I’d be so rich. Who wants to pay me? I’ll definitely finish paying off my loans easily.
  9. Tell us a story about how you embarrassed yourself in front of your crush in high school. If you don’t have one to tell, describe what would have been the most embarrassing thing to happen. In Orchestra, we usually climb up the cabinets (used to put string instruments) to put up posters on the wall. We tend to jump off after we’re done … I slipped and hit my head on the adjacent cabinet and fell on my ass.
  10. If your job asked you to relocate to the middle of nowhere, would you happily go? Does the middle of nowhere imply there are no people or stores around? If so, probably not. But if it’s like Midland, Texas or something of that sort, yeah of course. They pay so much better too!
  11. What is your favorite thing about the summer season? When I was in college, I’d say the break. Being able to not go to school daily. Now I kind of wished I did. Hmm … Sundress. I don’t wear them much but they’re so cute.

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES

  1. If you can live anywhere in the world, where would that be and why?
  2. Describe your dream job.
  3. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
  4. If you can only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  5. What has been the most difficult thing you had to forgive?
  6. If you can have lunch with any 3 people past or present, who would it be and why? What would y’all eat?
  7. What’s your favorite TV show and/or movie?
  8. What’s something you’d tell your 16 year old self?
  9. If you can change ONE thing in your life, what would it be and why?
  10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
  11. If anything, good or bad happened, who would you tell first?

MY NOMINEES

I understand if y’all don’t do this but it’d sure be nice to learn more about y’all!

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!

I Make My Own Rules!

My, oh, my.

You know that rule where bloggers should post regularly. Either once a week on the same day (like a Wednesday) or three times a day around the same time?

Sorry. I don’t follow that rule. Sometimes my workload prevents me from writing posts and other times I have no workload I can write a bajillion post everyday in a week. That’s how it works.

Do know I still read blogs and comment everyday!

Luckily, I have content to give you so I actually have something to write. Whoo!!

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This is the first time I won a Blogger Award.Embarrassed smile

I haven’t really had time to put myself out there in the blogging world so I’m very thankful I was nominated!

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you so much Rachael from Happy Healthy Runner! She’s my number one reader. I’m sure of it. She has helped me so much in this world. Thank you. Thank you.

Since it’s my first time, I have to follow the rules.

So this is what I have to do:

1.  Thank the person who gave you the award and provide a link to their post. You are amazing. I think I would of lost interest if it wasn’t for your support!
2.  Share seven things about yourself.
3.  Award this award to 15 recently discovered blogs

Seven Things About Me….

  1. I’m not a fan of sweet things (chocolate, candy, ice cream, desserts, etc.) but I love to bake for people. I do crave sweets sometimes … but that is rarely.
  2. When I started this blog it was just a place to write about food and working out. But once I started to reach out to other bloggers six months later, I’ve grown to love this community. I’ve actually gotten happier after a long while of being in a black hole. So thank you everyone!Winking smile
  3. I love ketchup. Ketchup, ketchup, ketchup. I got ketchup from a friend for my birthday before because he thought it was funny. I thought it was genius since I ran out a few days prior.
  4. I love music. I love to play it, sing it, listen to it. I wish I could have a little band and just jam out. I’m not great at all though.
  5. I graduated high school with 1000+ other classmates. Yes. We had a REALLY long ceremony. I liked it though. I met a lot of new people. I love meeting people!
  6. I watch Chinese Soap Operas online while doing stuff on the computer (like now). I have to multi-task and Chinese is easier for me to understand while doing so. 
  7. I am very competitive in sports. I have a mean face on while playing and 10 minutes or so after. I love sports.

15 Blogs to Check Out:

  1. Brittany @ Blissful Britt
  2. Corrie Anne @ Corrie Anne
  3. Jordan @ Healthy College Girl
  4. Tiffany @ Texan on the Run
  5. Chelsea @ Chelsea Alysse
  6. Christina @ The Athletarian
  7. Amanda @ Tomboy That Wears Makeup
  8. Taylor @ Crumbs Don’t Count
  9. Becca @ I Heart Eggs
  10. Heidi @ The Sweet Life
  11. Brittaney @ Fit Chick Britt
  12. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy
  13. Shannon @ Healthiful Balance
  14. Ell @ Healthy Rundown
  15. Renxkyoko @ Mega Worth It

Tell me something about yourself!!

Three’s Company

Since I don’t have much to say lately, I thought to do this survey so you guys can get to know me a little better. 😀

Three ways I am still a kid:

1. The littlest things make me happy.
2. I stay up til the wee hours of the night.
3. I grew up with no cable so whenever I’m up in college (free cable), I watch Disney and Nickelodeon like crazy!

iCarly anyone?

Three ways I am already old:

1. I have injuries that come and haunt me at certain times.
2. I’m a homebody.
3. I’m not one to party hardy. Never really did.

Designated Driver & Caretaker

Three things I want to do:

1. Find a good job once I graduate college.
2. Keep in touch with friends so I’m not ever lonely.
3. Own a Canon DSLR. (Plus anything else in my Bucket List.)

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Three ways I’m a stereotypical “boy”:

1. I’m aggressive and competitive.
2. I’m not a big fan of shopping.
3. I love to play and watch sports.

We bleed Rocket red.

Three ways I’m a stereotypical “girl”:

1. I love makeup and buy a lot of it (but rarely wear it out).
2. I complain about the way I look.
3. I get all happy seeing babies and cute animals.

or when babies dress up as animals!

Three things I want to try within the next three months:

1. Go to Whole Foods without parentals and buy what I want! haha 😉
2. Throw a little (4-5 people) get together at my new apartment.
3. Join a gym (if I find one I really like).

Three things I like about myself:

1. My ability to be there for everyone no matter how long we’ve stopped talking.
2. Open minded .. listen to both sides of arguments and help them see the other person’s side.
3. How I can fit everything in my busy schedule.

picture even more events in there!

Three of my everyday essentials:
1. Water.
2. Laughter.
3. Internet.

Three things that scare me:
1. Failure.
2. Killers.
3. Being alone.

ABCs About Me

At the moment, I’m at work but things are still being set up so I can’t really do my job until that gets done. Think I’ll do this to pass my time here at the office. I got this off of Rachael’s Happy Healthy Runner. You can read her responses here.

A. Age: I just turned 22 last month. I’m getting old!

B. Bed size: Depends on where I am. I have a twin bed here at home in my room but when my brother’s not here, I sleep in his room, a double. Which is also the size I have up in college.

C. Chore you hate: Mopping, vacuuming, throwing out the trash … and so much more.

D. Dogs: I love them! I really want a shiba inu but they are hella expensive. Darn! My family got a dog last summer. A border collie, Rocky. My brother and his girlfriend, Tammy both have a dog which to me are like my dogs. Well, more like my nephews. One’s a yorkie poo they got in 2007, Krypto, and another is a chihuahua mix they got in 2009?, Pluto. Love them to death but I really cannot wait for my own dog.

E. Essential start to your day: Usual morning routine: brush teeth, wash face, change, pack lunch, and head out the door in less than 30 minutes. Simple and fast.

F. Favorite color: I don’t think I have one. I’m in love with so many colors … purple, robin egg blue, kelly green, etc.

G. Gold or silver: This is hard … since I like silver gold. (It looks silver.) Too bad it’s very expensive. So I guess I’ll go with silver.

H. Height: 5′ 7″. Is it weird I wish I taller?

I. Instruments you play: I’ve played the violin since 2nd grade but stopped right when high school ended. I self-taught myself the guitar a year ago and still sound terrible. I dabble on the keyboard. Oh and in 5th grade, everyone had to play the recorder so I got that also.

J. Job title: I’m a student in college but in the summer I’m a Geological Technical Assistant or Data Management.

K. Kids: Nopeee. I’m no where near that.

L. Live: Houston, TX … okay, okay you got me. I live in Katy, TX but it’s like Houston since it’s so close. During school time I live in San Antonio.

M. Mom’s name: Her American name is Joyce.

N. Nicknames: My American name is Melissa. One of my close friends call me Hawk because she thought that was the middle name of my Chinese name. Some people call me Cripple, MelHo, MHo, etc.

O. Overnight hospital stays: I never stayed overnight in a hospital. I hate hospitals. My Uncle was there when he was diagnosed with cancer but I was too young then to stay there overnight.

P. Pet peeve: I have many pet peeves but since Rachael talked about traffic, I’ll put in my two cents. People are not courteous to one another and a lot of times cause their own crashes due to carelessness. You are not smart when you are trying to get to the freeway and cut everyone off because you don’t want to wait. Others don’t want to wait either and you cause even more traffic for everyone else that is trying to take the feeder. If I was the one you’re trying to cut off, I wouldn’t let you through.

A typical morning in Houston

Q. Quote from a movie: I love you a million swedish fish. – If you know where this came from I’ll love you a million swedish fish as well.

R. Right or left handed: I’m ambidextrous. Though others would tell you differently since my left hand does produce funky handwriting.

S. Siblings: A sissy and a brother.

T. Time you wake up: During work time, 5am – 5:30am. During school time it ranges from when my first class starts. On weekends it depends on what I have planned. Most of the time I’m awake by 10am.

U. Underwear: Under there?

V. Vegetables you dislike: Bitter melon. Detest! That’s the first thing that came into my mind.

Gross .. this is what a bitter melon looks like.

W. What makes you run late: Traffic. I’m pretty good at getting to places early or on time. I hate when traffic puts me back.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: My teeth and recently my foot. Fractured my metatarsal that’s located in my foot from basketball. I didn’t even know til six months later when I couldn’t walk. I think it’s still fractured but it’s not that painful so I’m still running on it. Maybe that’s not a smart idea.

Y. Yummy food you make: I really like making my Chicken Pesto Pasta with a lot of vegetables.

Z. Zoo – favorite animal: I love monkeys!! Though I don’t think I’m a big fan of zoos.

That just took some time off my work hours. Only one more hour til I get off! Today is a running day. Yay! C25K: Week 5, Day 2 …. HERE I COME!