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new years 2012

this is the year.

2012 is the year of graduation, where i get my bachelor’s degree and my license. the year i will be moving onto a professional career. it’s also the year where my brother and sister will be graduating as well. it’s a pretty damn big year.

With that said, self-improvement is always in order. my new years resolutions for the year 2012 have been under thoughtful deliberation. If there is anything I have learned about in nursing school, it’s that change cannot occur without being carefully planned out and measurable.  It has indeed been futile in the past when I made vague goals such as, “Love my friends more” or “Get more exercise.” So in addition to listing specific goals, I have also written down ways to tangibly attain my goals.

1)  Run a 5K race.  (Komen Race for the Cure, Glendale Downtown Dash)

2) Eat less meat. (Advised list of approved meat: KBBQ, King Taco, Sushi. I will avoid meat that I don’t really care for such as chicken and turkey deli)

3) Learn more Korean phrases and conversation bits. (Korean phrase book).

* a note about #2. It was originally: Be vegetarian for 4 consecutive months. Then it was revised to: eat from approved list of meats only. Then it was again modified to: eat less meat.  I went meatless for 3 months before, but ah, my friends love to eat too much. By cutting out this food, I might significantly cut out my social life as well. I think I will start off with a balance just to maintain my happiness and my health.  It’s a constant personal struggle to maintain my health, and I will attempt to get back to healthier habits again this year.

wish me luck 🙂


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“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.” – Confucious


I find that I gravitate towards the underdog, the misunderstood, and the obscure. I’m drawn to people, places, and things that are a bit rough around the edges, more imperfect than perfect, and esoteric in all its glory. I like that the secret of why I revel in a certain quality of a person, place, or thing is mine – all mine, and doesn’t require explanation by anyone else. I simply gain the satisfaction of the secret discovery and if a like-minded person were to understand I would gladly share in my observations. This indeed, may explain my interests in the music i listen to, the people I befriend, and the future aspirations I have been contemplating as of late. Musings such as these…

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Often times I find myself suspended in uncertainty- wishing I had done something differently in my past, yearning for something more in my future. waiting, regretting, hoping, searching…thinkingthinkingthinking.

But lately, my feet have found their way down and are planted on the ground. I can see my life for what it is. I am capturing that moment in time where I’m like another set of eyes peering into my life and seeing how things have changed and are currently changing for me. I am freezing the present, sitting back, marveling at it.

Is it a sin to admit, I really like my life?

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some things never change



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port-wine stain

recess in elementary: one day while racing my friends across the blacktop with my jump rope, I tripped, fell, and scratched up my face. this left streaks of red scabs across my cheeks. the following days, i started identifying with the girl with the “birthmark” across her nose and cheek because all of a sudden I too, had red marks on my face. I began playing closer to her in the sandbox and felt like I knew how she felt.

of course, scabs fall off.

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guess what my dad found in our vegetable garden? oh, how large it’s been growing since it’s gone unnoticed all these summer months!

hint: it’s not a watermelon

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charlotte bronte

We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.

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