Liebster Award

I’ll like to thank DoctorinSpe for nominating me for this award! I apologize that it took so long to get this post up! I’m a little embarrassed to say that I have not been as active these past few months.  If completely understand if you wish to revoke this nomination. Haha anyways, I absolutely love M’s blog! If you’re also a pre-med or medical student, you’ll definitely find a lot of tips and medical topics here! If you are a college student, you can also find useful tips and lifestyle posts! Please check out DoctorinSpe’s blog and show some love!

What is this?

Liebster is the German word for dearest, nicest or beloved. It is a recognition award for bloggers who are nominated by other bloggers, and it allows you to ask fun questions to get to know everyone.

Rules:

  • Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
    Thank you DOCTOR IN SPE!
  • Answer the 11 questions given by the blogger
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Ask 11 new questions for them to answer

Questions I Received:

Where is your favorite hangout spot?

I am a complete homebody. I love to travel and go to events with friends, but home is where my heart is. Honestly, chilling at home with friends could be just as fun as going to events out in public.

What reminds you most of your childhood?

Whenever I see purple dragon fruit it always reminds me of my younger childhood back when I lived in California. Now that I no longer live on the coast, fresh purple dragon fruits are a delicacy- if you will- since they are rare to find in my local markets. Growing up, my aunt had a dragon fruit tree in her yard, and she would always send me some fruits when they get ripe. I haven’t had dragon fruits in years!

What is your favorite candy?

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate! If it’s chocolate, it is always a yes.  No, dark chocolate is not chocolate.

Texting or calling? Why?

I prefer calling over texting. However, texting is more ideal for me because I never know if the other person is busy in class or working. Texting is convenient since both parties can respond when they are available. If possible I would prefer webcamming over calling!

What is your favorite drink?

If I can drink anything for the rest of my life, it would be Thai Boba Tea. If only there wasn’t as much sugar and carbohydrates in this drink! I highly recommend you to try boba/bubble/tapioca pearl tea if you have never tried any! I’m addicted!

If you could live on a different planet, would you do it? Why?

It depends on what lifestyle the other planet holds. Am I going to have to spend more energy in finding food and get my daily necessities? How advance is technology over there? Haha, for now, I’m going to say no because I like my lifestyle on Earth at the moment!

Are you now, or were you ever afraid to go to the dentist?

I was always afraid of the anesthesia needles whenever I had to pull out my teeth. Actually, pulling out my teeth freaked me out the most, especially seeing all the pliers (?) used to pull out the teeth. This is why I never considered the dentistry route. Unfortunately, I had two sets of wisdom teeth growing up, one set of wisdom teeth was removed when I was 9 years old (with my dentist) and another set when I was 16 years old(with an oral/maxillofacial surgeon). Both experiences were extremely painful and uncomfortable. I heard in some rare cases, some people may have even 4 sets of wisdom teeth, THAT IS 16 TEETH THAT NEEDS TO BE PULLED OUT. Hopefully, that won’t be me.

In my recent x-ray, my oral and maxillofacial surgeon said that there is a bone showing up in one of my lower wisdom teeth areas. It may be part of my jaw, a piece that was not extracted from my previous surgery, or ANOTHER WISDOM TOOTH COMING IN. PLEASE GIVE THE HONOR TO SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY LIKES REMOVING THEIR OWN TEETH. NOT ME. I DREAD THE THOUGHT OF HAVING SURGERY AGAIN. Continue reading

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Happy ONE Year Anniversary

I have been so busy with school this semester that I haven’t been able to keep up with blogging these past few months. Before I knew it, I received a notification that today marks the one year anniversary on this blog!

I started this blog after being inspired by many health care professionals who have shared their experiences on social media while pursuing their medical careers.  I also wanted to share my other hobbies and interests  so I started DramasforScrubs.

Thank you for all those who have joined my blog family and stuck around these previous months. I also like to give some appreciation to new followers who just joined the family! Thank you to those who have stuck around during my slow blogging months. I apologize that I haven’t been blogging lately and promise that I’ll get back as soon as school slows down!

Happy One Year Anniversary!

I definitely have so much to learn and places to continue growing.

I hope you’ll stick around to see more!

 

 

Update: August Favorites

This month has been quite busy with finishing up summer activities and settling into my first month of school. With an apartment, car, and schedule, this semester is just full of new experiences.

This semester is the first semester that I feel like I’m learning new things. In high school, I have already touched on subjects like Chemistry, History, Calculus, etc, but this semester I’m excited to learn new things in Organic Chemistry and Statistics! I’m also experiencing a new learning environment. One of my teachers basically talk the whole class, never writing anything on the board, which I have never experienced before. I wouldn’t say that this is my favorite type of learning.

My MCAT studying has completely come to a stop. I’m currently taking 18 hours, not counting the time I spend in multiple labs and volunteering tutoring position ever week. I decided to take 18 hours since most of my classes were subjects I’ve been familiarized with since I took AP classes in high school. It is manageable, but I will not likely take this many hours after this year. I’m honestly terrified of PCHEM that is around the corner. What does this class even consist of? Well, I guess I’ll have to find out when I meet up with my adviser.

As you can probably already tell, September has only gotten busier! I’ll like to apologize to all followers and new followers of my semi-hiatus at the moment. I promise that I’ll get back to all your messages and comments ASAP!!

A message to my freshmen readers: It might be stressful trying to put everything together and settling in, but it’s going to be okay! You’re going to miss home and your friends at one point, but you’re going to see them again! Stay on top of your studies, but don’t forget to relax and hang with some friends when you get the chance!

Blog Posts:

As expected, there are less blog posts compared to the amount in July since school started. I’ll like to post more drama reviews, but it looks like I won’t be able to post as often. I also plan to continue to provide more academic tips; throughout the year. Let me know if there is any subject or concerns you would like me to touch on! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below or start a conversation on Instagram! Hit the follow button on WordPress or via email to stay updated!

Drama Review: Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

Update: July Favorites

Studying Tips

Why You Should Drop that Class

Birthday Month:

August was also my birthday month. I didn’t do anything special on my birthday, but I did enjoyed this whole month catching up with friends and family members.

One of my friends made this book storage for me, probably because she knows I always have a high stack of books on my desk. This is probably the cutest DIY present I ever received! I might do a desk tour once I settle down!

Knitting:

I completed a lot of knitting/crocheting projects this month! KakaoTalk_20170906_104826677

I made these two crochet pink Totoro inspired amigurumis to decorate my new apartment. I don’t have a pattern because I basically designed it as I crocheted. The adorable bear was a gift from another friend.

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Over the years, I’ve gotten tired of the plain and thin sweaters sold around the stores. Whenever I find cute chunky sweaters I’m always driven away from the material that is used or the price. I decided to take things into my owns hand and knit this Honeycomb Aran by Patons. It took me almost two weeks the first time I knitted this half of the back because I kept messing up! But working on half of the front, it only took me 3 days! Practice makes perfect!

Many comparable chunky sweaters like this are sold almost $100 in stores, if not a couple hundreds of dollars. Hopefully, I’ll be able to finish this sweater by November! Continue reading

Update: July Favorites

For the first part of July, I was overwhelmed with paperwork and dreadful adulting tasks that I hope will become easier throughout the years. However, the later part of July was very relaxed, which I know I will have to compensate for next month!

Blog Posts:

I think that this month marks my most productive blogging month yet! I’m still trying to finalize some Drama Reviews of dramas I watched so far this year, so please stay tuned!

Update: June Favorites

What to Take to College

Fourth of July Weekend in Dallas

Freshman Dorm Tour

Drama Review: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

I Started a Medical Journey Journal 

Drama Review: Cambrian Period

Drama Review: Goblin

YouTube:


I love how all these concerts and KCON events are bringing Korean enthusiast YouTubers together. I love all of their personalities and interactions with each other.

Music:

There was so many music releases that I loved that I’m afraid would make this favorite list too long.

BTS released their “Come Back Home” MV early on this month. This song is actually a cover of Seo Taiji’s song. I love the cover, especially the high falsettos.

Okay, can we talk about how LIT Zico’s new album is? I love all his tracks in Television, but “Fanxy Child” is my favorite at the moment. It is also the cypher track featured in Show Me the Money, which is a rap competition show that I hope to start soon!

G.Soul’s “Bad Habit” is so calming. I love how relaxing his voice and beats are. He’s definitely one of the underrated RnB/Soul Korean artists out there. I hope he release singles with H1GHR MUSIC RECORDS soon!

AKMU has always been such a cute sibling duo. “Dinosaur” is an adorable fun summer song! “My Darling,” another released song is also bomb.  There’s something about their music that always leave me feeling happy!

After debuting in 1PUNCH with Samuel, One finally redebuted as a solo artist. I’m loving the groove in “Heyahe,” but “Getting By” is also a hit. I’m excited to see his future songs! Continue reading

Freshman Dorm Tour

I was messaging my older sister the other day and found some old pictures of my dorm that I shared with her when I just moved in. I thought that this would be perfect to share for curious high school students and entering freshmen!

I lived in a dorm with private bathrooms. I shared a room with one roommate. In the next room, two of my suite mates shared a room. The bathroom connects the two rooms together.

I’ll like to apologize for the unrealistic yellow lighting ahead of time! If I could, I would use white light.

The toilet stall is the only part of the bathroom that has a private door. The bedroom doors leading to the bathroom have locks. However, the bathroom leading to the rooms do not have locks. Basically, this means that I could not prevent my roommates from walking in while I’m doing my bathroom business; however, I can prevent my suite mates from entering my bedroom.

Each room had a designated sink. Each of us had a shower caddy, that easily allow us to bring our bathroom products back and forth. One thing that I’m going to miss is how fast the water turns hot and cold.

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I apologize for my messy bed. I was still organizing my belongings. 🙂

My roommate and I decided not to bunk our beds. I decided to leave my bed at the lowest height rather than lofting it. The bed was about 4ft above the ground. This allow me to have extra storage below the bed. I appreciated that they provided drawers for students. Unfortunately, I’m 4’10.5″ It was more troublesome getting in and out of the bed than I would like. I’m also a roller when I sleep, so falling off the bed was not so great either. 😂

If you have the money, I ENCOURAGE you to get a mattress topper. Definitely, would save you some backaches and make your bed more comfortable!

The walls were very prickly for some reason. I heard someone woke up with bloody arms 😂 I did manage to decorate my wall with pictures of my friends, friends’ drawings, and my Korean biases after my photo session. I apologize for the absence of wall pictures.  Continue reading

Fourth of July Weekend in Dallas

I finally had a chance to take a vacation, an actual vacation with no responsibilities or strings attached. I have been in Dallas a couple of times when I was younger visiting, but I barely have any memories since it was during my early elementary school days.

Now that I’m older, I finally have the opportunity to experience everything with a clear mind. There was so many places and dishes that I experienced for the first time.

Here are some of the highlights of my trip!

Daiso

This is similar to the Dollar Tree store, except it’s better. Daiso is a Japanese convenience store. Most prices are $1.50 and the items are of great quality. I was pretty sucked into the cheap stationary area. There’s more cute stationary notebooks/office supplies, but I was too overwhelmed to take pics, I promise! Daiso also has pretty nifty toys! I do not think that I can live the same way knowing that Daiso is no where near me.

Kula Sushi

Kula Sushi is a revolving sushi bar. There is a converter belt that display a variety of sushi that allows you to see and grab what sushi you want to eat. Each plate has an average of 3 pieces of sushi and costs $2!! The sushi is very fresh, tasty, organic, and MSG free! There is also a touch screen menu that allows you to order a sushi that may not be on the converter belt, soups, and desserts; the orders will deliver it right to your table on the converter belt above the converter belt displaying sushi. I have never experience such tasting sushi for such a low price. Also, this was my first time eating with sushi on the converter belt. The service, everything was amazing.

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I have enjoyed KBBQ before, but I have never been to a restaurant that allows you to grill your own Korean meat. I had the chance to grill marinated beef brisket, short ribs, chicken, squid, and shrimps. Did I mention that it was an All You Can Eat sitting? I don’t regret it at all! Every five minutes, there would be a worker to change your grill so that there would not be any burned pieces while you grill a new plate of meat; it was too often than what I would like, but it kept my food tasting good! All the servers were extremely friendly and courteous. There was absolutely no feeling of servers timing your sitting. I went to eat with my large family and the environment was very relaxed and made for you to socialize. I finally got a chance to eat at a KBBQ like the actors/actresses in Kdramas! Continue reading

What to Take to College

If you’re heading to college soon and do not know what to pack, here is a list of items that I have compiled. Know that it’s better to over-pack than under-pack. You can always send back any unused items back home.

Important Documents:

Insurance(Car+Med+Dental+etc)
Medical Documents (Immunizations/Doctor Records)
SSN/Driver License/Identification Cards
Passport

Health:

Cold/Flu Medicine
Allergy Medicine
Bandages
Hydrogen Peroxide
Vitamins
First Aid Kit

Bathroom:

Bath Mat
Shower Caddy
Towels
Hand Towels
Toilet Paper
Tissues
Face + Body Lotion
Shampoo + Conditioner
Face +Body Wash
Face Mask
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Razors
Hair Brush/Comb
Hair Clips
Hair Ties
Hair Dryer + Straightener + Curling Iron
Feminine Products
Makeup
Nail Clippers/Cuticle Trimmers
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