This week has been a lot of driving. His place to mine, my place to my new place, back to his place.
Moving within a week from each other is not fun.
We needed a drink so we stopped by #Chynnadimsum and grabbed a quick bite and drink.
I also stopped by the Lab Art Studio off of La Brea and 3rd-ish to take the photo of this street art.
I’ve seen it many times driving by and never had a chance to take a photo.
The photo is still too dark for what I want but at least I got it.
It represents LA to the fullest.
It seems like it was just yesterday when my life was perfect.
No bills, no responsibilities and my loving parents both under one roof.
Maybe perfect isn’t the right word because what was brewing between my parents had been going on for years without my knowledge.
This #throwbackthursday is dedicated to my life before everything went upside down.
The time has come and the lease has ended on our rental condo. Two years ago, my mother and I moved out of my childhood mansion. Seven years prior to that, both my parents and I filed for divorce.
I can’t help but blame myself for what has happened; even though I know it really isn’t my fault, it’s only natural to feel like I had a part to do with the downward spiral of what was my perfect life. Perfect within my family, not my marriage.
We’ve been organizing boxes and boxes, getting ready for our move in a week and my mom came across this portrait.
Aside from this, we have albums on top of albums filled with fond memories by our pool, family vacations and celebrations throughout the years.
If I could do it all over again, I would have never begged my parents to stay in Downey the start of my high school year when they wanted to move to Beverly Hills. I would have never gotten engaged at 19 years of age and be married two weeks after my 21st birthday. I would have never allowed myself to be so boy crazy and ruin what could have been a different life for me.
But everything happens for a reason. If I hadn’t gone through everything, I wouldn’t have met my soul mate, the love of my life, the person I was meant to be with forever and eternity.
Some Most times shit happens in life. It’s never peachy and clear. All the shit happens because it makes us who we are and stronger than we ever imagine ourselves to be.
Life is beautiful in that sense. It’s like the clear skies after a rainstorm that makes it all worth while.
If anyone is in a circumstance where it feels like nothing will get better, just look at what I’ve been through and understand that life will get better.
CHEERS to #tbt, it’s been great reminiscing but I have a great life to live today and forever.
Bear is moving this Saturday and he’s been eyeing the 6″ but bigger the better right? So the great fiance that I am, I got him Shun Classic 8″ Chef’s Knife as a housewarming gift for him.
Lucky him, it arrived a day early so I can bring it to his new place on Saturday!
I especially LOVE the wood grain detail on their knives…
See more here!
Too bad it’s raining on Saturday, thank GOODNESS he’s not moving much and most is getting delivered. I’ve never been this excited about something in a very long time.
His new place is going to allow me to record more cooking videos and much much more! Woohoo!
ASIAN WOMEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT? HECK YES!
I was anticipating for the show. The idea of showcasing the minority in both sex and ethnicity is a brilliant idea. Especially 3 out of the 4 women being #Korean.
I had no idea who they were because I’m not really into #EDM or #KPOP or #FASHION, but my hubby is so that is how I learned about the show.
My producer from #KTOWN mentioned the premiere party in Hollywood but I had class, but in all honestly, I wasn’t too interested in attending. I would have stopped by for the after party but I guess they only had Greystone Manor rented til 11pm. Regular Wednesday night party for SBE would have to still go on…
I fully supported the show until I saw the trailer. If you know me, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I can’t support anything that involves a lifesucking leech.
I still support #AlphaGirlsTV on their road to recognition as artists, creators, producers and strong successful women in the industry and wish them the best of luck and respect.
Episode one came out today and I was excited to watch. Each profile has an extraordinary talent and are acknowledged in their industry to be ahead of the game. It was refreshing to watch #Asian women conquering.
My favorite line from #Tokimonsta, “The problem with a lot other female DJs in electronic music is they’re not valued for how talented they are, lot of them are talented for how little they dress in”. Sounds about right. It’s refreshing to hear an accomplished artist recognizing what’s really wrong with the world and how people view ‘talent’.
None of these flourishing masters are the typical attention seeking female individuals that feel the need to wear less clothes or be provocative to be acknowledged. They work hard or even harder than most men and women and are able to stand behind their work and not say a word.
This series is a look into #alpha #females. ASIAN ALPHA FEMALES
Here’s episode one. My only problem with this episode is that it lagged a bit. I stopped watching it around the 15 minute mark. The technical aspect of the episode annoyed me. The topic and subject wasn’t the issue, it was the transitions. Maybe because it was the first episode and they wanted to showcase each individual profile, whatever the case it was dead space. Either speed it up or get rid of it.
Hopefully for the second episode, the introduction transitions aren’t necessary.
Sneak peek for episode 2, I didn’t really bother.
I admit, I really wanted a diamond ring.
Luckily I had two things going for me.
1. I’ve already had a 2.2 GIA certified brilliant diamond with ideal cut, clarity and color.
2. Sapphires come in purple.
Getting married for the second time isn’t so bad afterall! I don’t have to conform to the traditional values and cultures to satisfy everyone else while I’m unhappy.
Yes, I was unhappy at first that the diamond I would want would cost more than the piece of shit car I drive. (Sorry VIPRIUS).
But at the end of the day, I love my peice of shit car and I love my beautiful purple sapphire ring. I honestly think I love it more than I would have loved my generic diamond ring.
With that said, here is the video that urged me to write this post.
It’s true #debeers set out to create a historical catchphrase “Diamonds are forever”. Watch this documentary below on De Beers.
I did on Netflix! It was very interesting and educational!
Guess what? Diamonds are forever but so are other gemstones. I did my research before confirming my choice. I also viewed a lot of stones. I wanted to make sure I fell in love with the visual aesthetics of the stone in person and not just from online photos.
Just one note… MAKE SURE YOU GET A GIA CERTIFIED SAPPHIRE!
If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know I don’t bullshit.
When I picked out the stone I wanted, I was already thinking of the upgrade. I told Bear I wanted a diamond upgrade in the future. Yes, I can be a spoiled unappreciative bitch
most some of the time but I come to my senses.
I will say this, I didn’t love my engagement ring at first. It took days after days for me to fall in love. I want to believe that it was simply the fact that it wasn’t a diamond. I felt the need to justify.
An engagement ring ISN’T necessary. A diamond isn’t the symbol of true love. Anything can represent the sentiment of a proposal. Just remember, it needs to be something YOU want and YOU love. Whether it’s a diamond, sapphire, band or rainbow loom.
I may not have an overpriced diamond on my ring finger but I bet you I have something most of these diamond wearing women don’t have… a MAN who loves me more than anything in the world. And for that reason, I love my ring. Oh and it’s purple.
It doesn’t matter what I wear on my finger, I only care that the person who gave it to me wants to make me happy for the rest of my life no matter what.
My ring is more beautiful than any other diamond out there because it represents me and the love that Bear and I have.
My sapphire is shiny, BIG, purple, GIA certified, cheaper than a diamond and most of all EXACTLY what I want.
Don’t feel the pressure of society to buy something that represents a tradition that was made up from a company to make money.
Be yourself and stand out from the rest. Don’t conform.
I don’t need an upgrade to a diamond, all I need is Bear by my side forever. My future husband is forever, a diamond is just a rock.
Bear is moving out and not that I’m moving in, but I’ll be over plenty so I thought I’d incest in a future hobby.
Cookbooks for the future.
Gatherings, holidays and random special occasions.
Not really great at cooking food with tons of different ingredients but I shall try.
Korean goes American.
THANK YOU David Wollock for the introduction/presentation of the company!
My professor invited me to a class trip (even though I’m not in his class) because I asked him to include me after last semester was over.
My professor, Steven Hirohama is one of the best professors I’ve ever had. His networks are pretty rad too, so I definitely didn’t want to miss out on any of his outings.
He has friends from everywhere and we get to experience and learn about the business.
Unfortunately, I’m not taking a film class this semester.
Yesterday was a rare opportunity. We got to visit Zodiak in Santa Monica and hear about the company.
Zodiak is a production company, kind of like Electus, who I worked with for #KTOWN season 1 & 2.
Hearing David and his team talk clarified what I wanted to do for my career after I graduate college.
Although I already knew everything they were saying because I went through it as a talent not a producer, it was still educational.
They talked about sizzle reels, pitching, ideas, scripts and so on. We even did an exercise at the end where each group came up with an idea for a reality show for the intended network. My group chose E! and he loved my idea.
Not to be narcissistic, but I gave him my life story. He had no idea of course. I know there’s a reality show out there for me one day, or I’ll just have to finish my book sooner to get attention.
I wish I could’ve stayed longer but I had a prior dinner reservation so had to jet before being able to ‘pitch’ our show.
The company even bought us dinner, granted it was pizza and I didn’t have any, it was a very kind gesture.
It looked amazing, my mouth was watering as I watched everyone else eat.
First time and I was upset because I couldn’t believe I haven’t been here yet.
I love the atmosphere!
I’ve seen everyone take photos at this location with lampposts so… I had to conform!
I needed a photo here too while I was here.
As you can see I tried to pull a #jensetter’s infamous subway handrail yoga shot.
Drinks + Yoga moves = horrible shot!
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She has over 150 different items… wait for it.
Actually, it arrived to my work so there was no bell.
The receptionist brought over this huge box into my office.
THANK YOU JULIA!
I had a gold chain I wanted her to incorporate into one of her marvelous one of a kind design so I had shipped it to her.
What you’re about to see is going to floor you.
She had vintage crystals to use and sent me a photo of two options. I chose the one used below…
I’M SO IN LOVE I WANT TO DIE.
My obsession with jewelry these days is a bit nuts but… all are timeless, chic and one of a kind. Most of all they embody, ME!
ALSO… THANK YOU for adding the bracelet! YOU ARE TOO GENEROUS!
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Spending quality time doing things Tyler wants to do.
Saturday afternoon we painted on a canvas on the kitchen floor.
I tried my best to be encouraging and not critical. I’m learning to be more like an American parent as oppose to a Korean one.
I would say parenting is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. There is no right or wrong way to parent but there are better ways than others.
I’ve learned, while dating
a white man Bear that he is who he is because his parents. And with that said, Bear is the most amazing person I have yet to meet. He’s supportive, patient, encouraging, non judgemental, forgiving and so loving.
I noticed after my visit to Kansas during the holidays that it trickled down from his mother and father.
It’s funny because any issue I have with my son, Bear teaches me to be a better parent. Just because I have a kid doesn’t mean I’m right or can parent better. The person that knows how to improve behavior and stay calm while dealing comes out on top.
I am a single parent now, but with Bear in my life I feel like I have someone to help me.
Parenting can be so frustrating and at times I want to scream but nothing will come out of it.
First and foremost, calm my irritation and learn to be patient and give words of affirmation.
Finding gifts that one doesn’t expect.
Saving for a wedding, both of us moving at the same time, life, crap and shit… We weren’t expecting anything grand for Valentine’s day.
I thought he would get me something I was expecting. When I saw his gift, I shrieked!
I never even knew a book like this existed!
Thank you Bear for searching and knowing me so well. I lovvvvvvveeeeeee #Veuve so I lovvvvvvvveeeeeee this cookbook!