January 2011

christmas is my favorite holiday! hot chocolate, family, friends, presents, starbucks holiday drinks, food, spiked hot chocolate, carols, christmas movies, spiked cider, and encouragement of fashion faux pas such as ugly christmas sweaters and red & green in the same outfit. i am that girl who will sing along to mariah carey’s “all i want for christmas is you” in the store while browsing through dresses. and then sing it again when i hear it in the neighboring shop.

poster children for christmas

poster children for christmas

every year, i have a favorite carol.. the honor for this year goes to: baby, it’s cold outside. glee’s version here. YES I STARTED WATCHING GLEE. i had to give the show a chance since it was created by ryan murphy who produced popular. well i don’t know about you guys but popular was one of my favorite tv shows when i was younger. top five, hands down. in the ranks of buffy the vampire slayer. here’s a review of popular on robwillreview.com (we all love creative URLs). popular showed late at night in singapore and i would force myself to stay up to watch it. that was my dedication to the kooky show. like many great shows, it was canceled. other shows i love that were canceled include pushing daisies and arrested development. WHY?!?!?!  i have digressed..

ok, so i celebrated with secret santa exchanges, holiday parties, family time and a nightmare before christmas night. the secret santa exchanges were filled with ridiculous but somehow awesome gifts. examples include a boobs-shaped ice luge, a deformed monster baby (it was fucking freaky), a disco ball, an appropriate “nice jewish guys” calendar, an even more appropriate “i’m a terrible designated driver” t-shirt, an inappropriate set of penis lollipops, an inappropriate but probably useful set of matching couple candy underwear, and the most inappropriate justin bieber CD that most appropriately ended up being pete’s gift (running joke but also accurate description that pete, or at least his hairstyle, closely resembles justin bieber).

christmas love

christmas love

yep we wore matching nightmare before christmas footie pajamas

yep we wore matching nightmare before christmas footie pajamas

i baked and made nothing this year for christmas.. shame on me. we did whip up some patties from vegetarian crumbles and i also spent unnecessary money at whole foods because of my number one ailment, laziness. i was too lazy to even buy a damn tofurkey and roast it. i will strive to have a more martha stewart (vegan) christmas this year.

requisite asian pose

requisite asian pose for a merry photo


i know this is a few months late, but i did say halloween deserved a post by itself! we started off the weekend with a lovely brunch at BLD.

we waited for 45 minutes or so for a table, as we didn’t make reservations because i thought it was just gonna be 3 people and you only need a reservation for 6 or more. i don’t know if it was the hunger that made the food taste THAT much better, but hands down, this was the BEST brunch all six of us ever had. i got the vegan benedict with fingerling potatoes. amazingballs. someone else got the regular benedict, jenn ordered some french toast with bacon thing which came with pure maple syrup in a house.. too cute. i don’t remember what everyone else had. two large orders of french pressed coffee for us.. best coffee we have ever tasted. the starbucks we had the next day only serve to mock us that we couldn’t have BLD coffee every day.

vegan benedict

outside BLD - we're in couple outfits (green, red, black)

and off we were to hard halloween at the shrine. my first hard event.. well besides hard summer 2009 which was a fucking fail as we got into the venue for about 10 minutes before the riot police shut it down. we did get a refund but we did not get back the time wasted. day 1 was great! fun times. despite a minor hiccup but i am already used to epic awkward situations in my life. i figured i’m God’s favorite comedy channel. people loved the fur on my outfit.. i had an epic leopard tail.

carbon, silver, gold.. GEDDIT?


cute girl with disinterested boyfriend

bubble girl

day 2 had even better music than the first! i got drunk and was already hungover by the time we got to the line for hard. fuck you, four loko. our relationship was never the same since that night. guest DJ was miike snow who was great! it got really sweaty inside though..

second day

natalia painted this herself!

i love halloween! getting dressed up and seeing people in cute/creative/outrageous/skankalicious costumes. can’t wait for halloween this year.. start thinking of what you’re gonna be! it’s never too early!

can you believe i’ve had this blog for over a year and have written practically nothing on it?! it’s four days into the new year and i have not sat down to really think about my resolutions either. most people don’t keep most of their resolutions. we promise ourselves to floss every meal, and we start out the new year harboring no food particles between our teeth. a month goes by, and we start flossing only before bed, because work/school keeps us so busy. plus what is the point of flossing if i am going to eat a damn muffin in half an hour? then you start getting so tired at night, you only floss once a week. the floss runs out and you don’t get a new pack, so you stop flossing at all. the new year comes and you go to the dentist who shakes his head at the dismal state of your teeth or what is left of them, and you promise yourself to floss again. that is the cycle of our resolutions. nonetheless, each year we hope that we will be able to keep to at least one, if not some, of them.. and this year is no different for me.

2011 resolutions

☮ cook at least one real meal a week – this means no instant noodles, no simple pastas, no microwaveable shit
☮ blog at least once a month
☮ better manage personal finances – monthly tracking, paying off shit, making worthy investments
☮ take more and better pictures – thinking of getting an olympus pen and more lomos
☮ get my visa/avoid getting deported to singaland
☮ lose all the “cute” baby fat i gained in 2010
☮ dress nicer at least on two work days per week – even not looking like i just rolled out of bed is considered “nicer”
☮ be more diligent – work, friendships, life, etc
☮ eat better – less sugar
☮ loveee

hopes for 2011

♥ visit at least one new place
♥ pay off USC to get my physical diploma
♥ obtain my work visa
♥ new camera(s)
♥ find an awesome roommate (hopefully it’ll be jackie!)
♥ attend at least one music festival (coachella? ultra?)
♥ work hard, play hard!

(credits: x x)