Here I rant…

So friends and family have been saying that they’ve only seen me wearing pants, shirt, and a sweater — don’t I have something cuter (to wear to work)? I do, but I didn’t take all my clothes when I moved and I gave a good amount of clothes away to Salvation army. Also I work in the lab and even though I wear a lab coat, I really don’t want my clothes to be touching NaOH (this really irritates my skin) and bleach just in case anything happens. I remembered my 2nd year of college in chemistry class I accidently made a small spill of sulfuric acid and some went on my pants and all of the sudden, the sulfuric acid ate away my pants! That is why I don’t recommend wearing your nice clothes to lab. Maybe if I worked in an office then I’d probably wear something nicer to work.

Thank god for women like Number Thirteen…I mean Olivia Wilde. Even though she plays a doctor on tv she’s not really wearing anything fancy or sexy underneath her lab coat and she’s really attractive. In fact so attractive she even hits number 1. I don’t care if you disagree with the ranking, it’s wonderful news for girls in lab coats.

Thursday Thirteen: The Snapple Facts

Truth is...#1 I hate Snapple

I got this meme from here So let’s  start with the basics–13 things about me:

2. I was born in Chicago, — when I was around my family and I relocated to San Diego for work and that was how we got to California.

3. For you Filipinos out there, my dad was born in Quezon City and grew up in Davao. My mom is from Cotobato/General Santos (she’s really from a microscopic town nearby called Roxas) . Oh and if you’re really Filipino, my dad is an Ateneo-an (this is for a friend who went to La Salle).

4. I’ve been playing the violin since I was nine years old and will eventually elaborate because it went on to becoming half my life!

5. I first started blogging when I was around 15-16 — I had a Xanga remember those? In fact the majority of my high school class had a Xanga, I found it really interesting reading everyone’s different perspective about the same thing. In my opinion blogging has definitely transcends all the trends like facebook, twitter, and myspace.

6. I’ve driven through pretty much everyday state West of the Mississippi–even Alaska. And the West side of Canada (Yukon, British Columbia, and Alberta).

7. Back to the music thing sorry, but I can pretty name name the era and style of music played on the radio and explain why through techniques beyond saying “classical music because there’s only instruments.” I would NEVER say that.

8. I did go to school in the Manila for a little bit when I was 5 or 6 years old.

9.  I really am from the “middle of nowhere”. It’s so funny how people tell me “I always pass by those little towns and I wonder how people are like there and now I met you.”

10.  I had a digital camera that lasted for 5 years but sadly it’s got to go :-(.

11. Before the U.S. my parents lived and work in Iraq for 5 years. I wonder if that company is still running.

12. Recently my most frequently asked question is “are you going to graduate/profesional school?” or “Why are you NOT  in graduate/professional school? This is a bad economy.” The truth is eventually I’ll go back to graduate school but, I felt like I missed out on a lot of things I wanted to do during college and I want to over compensate since I finished my bachelors. My main focus is doing well in my job (Ideally successful).

13. I can be pretty competitive–not that I mean to!

Day 47: Vanity

oct26Ok it’s just a mirror. I know my room is as minimalist as it gets for the time being.

I should get my new camera in this week so no more cameraphone and no more 20 cents per image charge either!

Flashback: Welcome!

new sister

No, I was not giving birth to this little baby. That’s my little sister! This picture was taken June 24, 2007 and I was 19 going on 20. Also on June 24th was the day me and my sister came to Japan (oh I’ll post some pics on this blog in the future). As soon as we arrived in the airport we went straight to hospital to catch up with our mom and dad. Isn’t she so cute? She’s now two and she looks lovely as ever!

Day 45: At the Movies


Went to see “Where the Wild Things Are” alone. It’s actually really relaxing. What attracted me to watch this movie was Arcade Fire being played in the previews, I remembered listening to them when I was 18 and I still like them.

Alone, Alone, Alone

It was either people liked the movie or hated the movie. I actually liked it. I think people didn’t like this movie was because it was too dark for a children audience or they are use to seeing movies where explosions happen every 10 seconds or those movies that poison you with unrealistic views of love and soulmates. I prefer the latter choice because the Harry Potter Movies aren’t child friendly and everyone seems to like those movies and the same thing with the Narnia Series. I remembered my dad saw “Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and he asked “this is still a Disney movie?” In fact it actually reminds me of this conversation I had with a couple of my friends yesterday on how high school students running around the mall are pretty annoying and we look back thinking “we were in high school once, I don’t recall being that unbearable.” Then I made this comment how I think it correlates to the sacharrin coated kid shows because we have censor everything and the fact that we have awards for everything even you are the losing team in the soccer match they feel the world has to be given to them.

Anyways back to this movie, I think you need to have an open mind to understand the theme (and it’s open to interpretation) and also think if only this movie was released in the nineties, no one would say it was morbid kid’s movie.  I felt it was Golding meets Campbell meets Conrad meets Freud. If you understand where I was coming from with all these  metaphors then you’re likely going to appreciate this movie.