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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Update: June Favorites

I recently changed the theme of my website. I decided to have a more minimalistic/clean look. There was too much color going on. Let me know what you think!

We have completed half of 2017 already! June was an extremely busy month for me. I rode in an ambulance for the first and hopefully last time. I was in and out of the hospital for the most part. Fortunately, everything turned out fine!

At this point, I’m no longer seeking a part-time job. Summer is already halfway through. I’m going to focus on my studies and volunteering.

YouTube:

KKandbabyJ AKA Keren and Khoa
Keren and Khoa run a family vlog channel in Orlando, featuring their sons, Landon and Jackson. They’re an interracial couple and their family is absolutely adorable. I don’t know why it took me this long to run across their channel! Continue reading

Incoming Freshmen Tips

I cannot believe that June is almost coming to an end. This month was so busy that I lost track of time.

If you’re an incoming freshman, nervous about your college experience, I got some tips that will lighten the weight off your shoulders. If you have already completed your freshman year, some of these tips may also be helpful for you.

Check out Clubs

Universities often have a day where students can look at what clubs are offered during orientation week, but it doesn’t hurt to check some clubs out online. Clubs tend to have Facebook groups/pages that you can check out. Look at pictures and events and see which clubs fits you. Attend the involvement fair anyhow. Maybe representatives may change your mind!

Enrolling in Classes

I’m not sure about all of the universities/colleges out there, but I enrolled in my freshman classes in early June. I believe some students had the opportunity to enroll in May. I apologize if this post came too late. Most students at my university had to enroll on-campus. I was unable to enroll on-campus so I enrolled over the phone, which I was very nervous about since I could not visually see what my schedule look like while planning.

Before my enrollment day, I looked up classes offered by my university ahead of time. I simply googled “University Class Catalog” and got pretty accurate classes and their times. I recommend looking up classes at least a week in advance. Each student at my university had only about 30 minutes to plan with their adviser. By looking up classes ahead of time, you will speed up the enrollment process and make it easier.  You will also have time to ask any further questions.

If you have decided on a major, go on your university’s site and look at your degree spreadsheet. If you are undecided, look up some of the general education classes that you are required to take.  It is important that you should take all the classes your degree requires, but remember that you can take fun and interesting classes as your electives!

Check out ratemyprofessor.com or other sites where upperclassmen have shared their experiences with their professors. TAKE EVERY OPINION WITH A GRAIN OF SALT.

Decide what times you are most comfortable learning. I suggest trying not to take super early morning and night classes. I learned that in college, it is harder to wake up early. I took night classes my first semester and it conflicted with so many clubs that I wanted to join. My campus was pretty safe. However, I still feel uncomfortable walking alone at night with only a few people walking with me. Walk along with your lab partners back to your dorm if the streets are empty! Continue reading

Mystery Blogger Award

This is the very first time that I have been nominated for any “award.” I am so surprised of how many bloggers I have come across this year. I love finding new blogs and content to read. Thank you Okoto Enigma for starting this thread to share amazing bloggers! Thank you all for staying around to hear my drama rants and medical journey.

I’ll like to thank Shay from Fitnessgrad for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award! Please check out her blog if you are interested in fitness and how to manage a healthier lifestyle!

The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

Rules:

Put the award logo/image on your blog
List the rules
Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
Tell readers 3 things about yourself
You have to nominate 10-20 people
Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
Share and link to your best post(s)

Questions from Fitnessgal:

  1. Favorite kind of ice cream?
    Cookies and Cream is my absolute favorite unless you have fudge bars, then I would be in a crisis.
  2. Do you prefer to cook or bake?
    I love cooking. I rarely ever bake. I feel that you could be more flexible with cooking since you can change the flavor or the style of cooking your dishes.  Also, there are only so many servings of sweets I can eat before I grow tired of eating it.
  3. Have you ever went skinny dipping?
    Unfortunately, I cannot swim.
  4. How do you find ideas/topics to write a bout in your blog?
    I started blogging by sharing my medical journey and my hobbies of watching Asian dramas and crafting. Whenever I find something interseting, I have an urge to share it with others so that they can also enjoy.
  5. Who is your celebrity crush?
    I rarely keep up with American stars, but I have fallen for a Korean singer/actor. Kim Myungsoo, also known as L, is a vocalist of the Korean boy band, Infinite, and is a rising actor. On stage as L, he is a mysterious, serious, and hard working entertainer. However, if you catch him smiling or acting dorky, that is Kim Myungsoo.

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