Category: dreams

In Search Of My New Engagement Ring…

Had a sapphire shipped from NY (video to follow this week) but it didn’t work out well. I saw two in NY that I loved but one was super pricey and the other was too dark. Of course I liked the pricey one…

I had the one in my budget shipped to because I thought I’d like it without the pricier one by it. But nope. I didn’t. It was still too dark!

I put the stone on a setting just to see.

I want the flower rings below though… $2,300… too rich for me (right meow).

Wine & Wifi @TheLineHotel

I needed a drink and I needed to write. Couldn’t figure out where until @WriterLe recommended a hotel lobby bar. I had two glasses of wine and got some writing done but not enough. 

The only thing I wish for this experience to be more beneficial to me is that they have a better wine selection. 

This is going to be a norm for me. The Line Hotel + computer + alcohol.

$10 for valet + $7 HH wine (not so great) or $15 wine (still not great)

#TylerDay #DTLA

Tyler and I had a really great weekend together. I enjoy picking him up on Fridays even though I have to sit in traffic for 2-3 hours from BH to South OC. But that extra night I get to have him under the same roof means a lot. He’s growing so fast and any time spent away from each other is detrimental to our relationship. It’s crazy because one week we’ll get along great and he’ll go home happy. The next weekend, I will yell and be upset and he won’t go home happy, neither will I. But I understand. There are times I can’t always be the #partimemom and do whatever he wants. I still need to put my foot down and do my part as if I was a #fulltimemom. I can’t let him slide on things because I will not allow him to get away with things because I see him on the weekends.

It’s difficult. I will say the most difficult part is the fact that I can implement mannerisms and behaviors that I think he should learn and carry as he gets older because I don’t see him that often. I don’t get to use the good that I’ve learned growing up to make sure that he has the same upbringing. And as much as it’s unfair, it’s also fair. I realized that no matter how the situation would be, there will never be a fair way to raise a child with divorced parents. One person will always feel like they get the short end of the stick. And i think I’ve come to just accept that fact. Once it’ll be me, another time it’ll be my first husband. (But I feel like it’s me most of the time! :P)


Couple weeks ago, a gf of mine asked me if my _______ achievement (I can’t think of the word, but similar to proud/greatest/happiest something along those lines) was having Tyler. We were talking about Mother’s Day and how I had a horrible time… (blog post coming soon)

I answered NO. Tyler has been an amazing addition to my life, but I can’t say that he has been the best thing that has happened (assuming that, that was the context.)

The best thing that has happened to me as of yet is my transition into real estate. It all stemmed from meeting HC several years ago (I want to say 2008/2009) through mutual friends in the Asian party scene and keeping in contact.

Years later, she approached me while we were at an Art Gallery opening party with the same mutual friends. “I didn’t want to offend you, but I think you would do well in real estate. I always wanted to ask but I didn’t and now I am. Would you be interested in taking classes and getting your license?” (Something along those lines.) 1. I was honored that she asked me. 2. I was ready for a change in “career”. 3. I had tried to obtain my license before but I was not in the right mind set to really want it. I realized timing was everything (well, I knew before but… this time, timing for getting into real estate.)

She gave me a number to call for my classes and Bear and I signed up immediately. We took our exam months later and both passed. (He took an extra hour longer than me.)

Fast forward two years and here I am working for an unbelievably incredible role model who has taken me under her wing to learn every bit of everything in real estate. Her management skills, guidance, patience and work ethic has opened my mind to endless possibilities in every aspect of my life. The opportunity to be around someone like this is rare, I know. To be able to work alongside such a studious person has motivated me to become a better person in my work and personal life. The positive energy I have received (unintentionally) exudes out of me even when I’m away from the office. I have never been around a group of people that make me want to be a better person each and every day. And for that reason, my new job/career is the best thing that has happened to me, and if I really want to get in the nitty gritty of things, it was the chance of meeting HC and keeping in contact for this opportunity to arise.

This job has given me confidence that I never knew existed. Working for this company and with the people in our team has also changed the way I view life and my surroundings. Being around people who want to do better for themselves and work towards that goal is extremely instrumental in my path in succeeding. Knowing that I can do more than I sought out to do/be, being an integral part of a team and knowing that my input and hard work are recognized is crucial to me becoming a better me.

I don’t know where I would be without this and them. I have never been more proud to be doing what I’m doing and I’m so eager to see what comes of this. Never have I felt as challenged and inspired. Thank you HC and thank you God for all of this awesome experience!

#DoingJim @Equinox

Two weeks ago, I went to the gym. All last week, I didn’t go. So far this week, I went Monday, not Tuesday (yet), but hopefully I will the rest of the week. My sleeping has been off, so IDK how I really feel about waking up at 4:30am. The hardest part about it is that I wake up when the sun is not up. I hate doing things while everyone else is sleeping. I get scared in the dark so I end up leaving the kitchen light on and my mom and Bear always ask why. I told them I was scared and they laughed.

Friendsย @Catalinalinasu

Had dinner at La Scala to return the Chanel mini and busted out my new camera to show her. The quality on it is so amazing. It has wifi so I can upload the photo quickly to my phone and post it on social media. But mostly, it has a view screen and it’s small.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera – Wi-Fi Enabled

THANK YOU @FuriousPete

I got a snapshot of Furious Pete’s snapchat where he shared with his viewers my user name and my face.๐Ÿ˜›

I had an amazing time with Pete and his production crew eating a bunch of stuff in Koreatown. I had just landed from NY the night before and was exhausted from my trip but I couldn’t turn this opportunity down!๐Ÿ™‚

I am so grateful to have been a part of #KTOWN because it has opened doors for me in other places. First, with CitySearch and the Hungry In videos throughout Koreatown and now this. I’ve been wanting to revamp my online presence and I really didn’t know what to do until I got an email.

Again, THANK YOU PETE for the chance to be on your show and wishing you all the health and wealth you deserve!
Snapchat: furiouspete123

New Engagement Ring

We’ve been searching for a while now… for a new sapphire stone. Perfect in color and size.

Finally my jeweler sent me some photos and we went to visit her on Saturday but she forgot to tell her mom and I had to leave without seeing it in person.

Three stones were found for me. Round, pear and emerald. The pear wasn’t GIA certified, round is the color I like, and the emerald was beautiful but too blue.

I’ll have to wait until the 16th to go take a look.

I’m leaning towards the pear but I really want to see more options and also on a setting.

Updates will be posted!

Debt Free!

With my promotion beginning of the year and being able to consolidate my finances, I feel a sudden sense of relief! All my credit cards are paid off, thanks to the loan consolidation option and most of my bills are automatically debited from my cash rewards credit card. Some bills don’t allow you to pay with a credit card so it’s debiting from my bank account, but it’s okay.

Now I don’t have to worry about bills going out on random days of the month. It’s minimized to one credit card date and I have more money in my bank account than I’ve ever had before.๐Ÿ˜›

The tax returns definitely helped a lot. I got around $4,500 back for 2015 and probably will be my last since I’ll have to file married for 2016.

I never knew how amazing this feeling would be. Knowing exactly where my money is going is benefiting my determination to save. I don’t want to go out and spend money because I’d rather have the extra $1,000/month to save for something bigger! (We’re suppose to be saving for a house, but I’m eyeing a new Chanel bag!)

I have the Chase Sapphire that Bear got me under his account. I use that to make personal purchases throughout the month to collect points. Dining out, drinking, nails, lashes, gas and everything else.

I really don’t like NOT having a limit since I will spend every dollar I have but a month has passed and I only spent about $350 in February. I pack food to work so I don’t need to spend money on lunch and I try not to go out so that diminishes too. I started to workout in the ams so by the time I’m off work, I’m too tired to go do anything fun. If I do want to go out to eat, I just take Bear with me so he can pay! Helps us spend more time together too, which he loves! He’s my sugar daddy. LOL๐Ÿ˜€

I look forward to paying off the loan consolidation and having money in my savings. Also, Bear is turning 30 this year and my mom is turning 60 in January of 2017. I really need to save money to get them something amazing for their birthdays. (Great, now Bear will hold me to it.)๐Ÿ˜›

Mommy’s New Car #BMWX6 @IrvineBMW

First, I’d like to say THANK YOU to Yi-Wen & Paul at Irvine BMW for helping us get into a beautiful car. We took a week to think about it after our first visit and we were all glad to have walked away with the BMW X6 M Sport.

Don’t get me wrong, the only SUV I’ll drive is still the Range Rover (and not the sport) but the X6 comes in a close second. I fell in love with the X6 when it first came out and I’ve had my eye on it and finally we have it in our garage. The Range Rover was a bit too much for us to get right now. I will drive the Range Rover again soon. And doesn’t the X6 look like a Polar Bear???

My mom was in dire need of a new vehicle and since I got a nice promotion at the end of the year, I decided that getting her a new car would be my first duty. My worry for her safety was #1. Then of course, I wanted it too.

I’ve known Yi-Wen since 2001-ish. My ex-husband and I got an employee an M3 under my credit (which the employee got his payment deducted out of his paycheck monthly).

Then I got a 645i, in 2005, with an exer who put me through the wringer (finally out of my hair and not affecting my life anymore).

All said and done, I was waiting to get back to Yi-Wen and get another BMW.

We got the 2016 X6 xDrive 35i with premium and sport packages. Alpine white on black Dakota leather, although I could have gotten Coral red or the Cognac. I wouldn’t have minded the Nappy leather too but oh well. The trim is the Polar Wood Trim, definitely not my favorite, actually the worst of it all, but I didn’t really have an option to be picky. AND it isn’t as bad as it used to be.

All this came into place since I’ve put my finances in order. I know exactly how much I have, what goes out, how much to spend, and what’s saving. I’ve never felt so refreshed in my life.๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve also given him a name already, let me introduce you to Troy.๐Ÿ˜€






@PolarGlobal #Balance #MustHave

I was jelly of #fitbit since they had a matching scale to go with the activity tracker, but now, NOT NO MORE!

Polar Global has designed a scale to sync with my activity tracker and blah blah blah…

I haven’t weighed myself in a while and I’d love to get this scale to get my fitness regimen going again. It’s white and pretty too.๐Ÿ˜›

Polar Balance
Polar Balance

@SabanTheatre #FrankSinatra #100thTribute

Bear got me the most amazing tickets to the Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert performed by Frank Sinatra Jr. at the Saban Theatre!!!

I got it for my birthday and at first I didn’t want it as my birthday gift but I realized that I enjoy gifts that keep on giving. Or shall I say time released.๐Ÿ˜›

He got the best seats and through each song I teared and got goosebumps all over my skin. It was such a memorable experience and I wish Tyler had been with us. Although there were no kids at the concert, I want to expose Tyler to as much great music when I can.

I will never forget this moment and will cherish it until I die.

I really wish I got to see Frank Sinatra perform before he died.

Now I need to go see Tony Bennett before he croaks.๐Ÿ˜›