January 3rd, Tuesday, I was at the gym bright and early. If you caught my IG story, I was in line to check in! 😛
Four days into the New Year and 2 out 4 days I went to the gym.
My husband told me he’d give me $1,000 if I go to the gym 175 days out of the year.
I get one freebie from 2016, so I have 3 under my belt!
Wish me luck!
I had a wonderful evening with Luxury Living Group at the Petersen Automotive Museum a few weeks back. Bugatti Home was launching their U.S. sales and I got to see first hand the magnificent craftsmanship of the Bugatti home furnishings. And also got a free view of the Bugatti exhibit too. 🙂
I’ve always been a fan of cars. Growing up with automobiles, I was smitten at a young age. I remember roaming through the convention center as a child holding my daddy’s hand being wowed by the shiny cars on display.
As I got closer to driving age, I was able to really research each automaker and pick a car out for myself. Though my two choices at the age of 15 were the Mercedes CLK and the Porsche 911 (guess which I ended up getting), I always had a finer taste for automobiles and well, everything else in life.
I have yet to sit in a Bugatti, but I know one day it will come true.
I also overheard Petersen Museum has a vault with priceless vintage cars… Only if I had the opportunity…le sigh~
Tyler’s 2nd to last football game and I had to go since I barely saw him in October. My son is so athletic and quick. He may be small but he is aggressive and loves sports. He dreams to be a pro football player one day and though I may not wish that upon my child, I guess I will support him. My worry will be that he will get hurt and be out of commission for the rest of his life! We’ll see if he likes it in high school. Being small, he may not like getting shoved around when flags aren’t involved.
I don’t have many occasions to dress up so when Diner en Blanc comes around I love to be a part of it. I brought out the same tutu from last year, but had different shoes, top and jacket. I got some new items in the past year that went better with the look so I of course had to upgrade!
I got compliments from EVERYONE of course on my coat. They were too distracted from my coat that they didn’t compliment my shoes, but I know everyone was admiring my style. 😛
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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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
I got a snapshot of Furious Pete’s snapchat where he shared with his viewers my user name and my face. 😛
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! 🙂
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!
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!